Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Ward

Male Bef 1630 - 1687  (> 57 years)


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  • Name John Ward  [1
    Birth Bef 1630  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 10 Jun 1687  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10008  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Maryland Ward 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F6916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Damaris MNU Ward,   b. 1645, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1699, Wicomico Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 55 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1663  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Ward,   b. 5 Feb 1664, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Mary Ward,   b. 5 Jul 1665, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1719, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 55 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Anne Ward,   b. 10 Apr 1667, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1710, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 42 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. John Ward,   b. 16 Mar 1672, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Jan 1734, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 61 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Thomas Ward,   b. Between 1673 and 1674, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Aug 1730, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 57 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. James Ward,   b. Bef 1680, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1716 and 1718, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 36 years)  [Father: natural]
     7. Elizabeth Ward,   b. Abt 1675, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1718 and 1719, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 43 years)  [Father: natural]
     8. Henry Ward,   b. 1676, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Jun 1739, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)  [Father: natural]
     9. Prudence Ward,   b. Abt 1678, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     10. Catherine Ward,   b. Abt 1681, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1755, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 73 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F6917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • The Early Wards of Southern Maryland, Author: Ralph D. Smith
      ===
      Maryland Probate Records, Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 2, 1685-1702, page 14
      Will of JOHN WARD, SR.; Charles County, 4 September 1685; 10 June 1687.
      To wife DAMARIS, 112 acres "Angerstone" during widowhood
      To son JOHN WARD and heirs 300 acres consisting of "Charlestown" and "Ward's Delight"' also aforesaid "Angerstone" at death or marriage of his mother.
      To son THOMAS WARD at 19 years of age, 250 acres "Old Plantation" at head of Nanjemy; 100 acres "Ingorthorpe" and 50 acres adjoining William Stone's.
      To 3rd son JAMES WARD at 19 years of age and heirs, 112 acres "The Mountain"
      To 4th and young. son HENRY WARD and to young daughter CATHERINE WARD at 19 years of age, 550 acres lying between Pamunkey and Nating, equally.
      In event of death of any of afsd,. children without issue, deceased's estate to be divided amont their sisters, vis. MARY, ELIZA, PRUDENCE and their heirs.
      To daughters AUDRAY WARD & MARY WELLS, personalty.
      Executors: wife Damaris and son JOHN WARD.
      Test: George White,james Ishbrook, Jno. Jeffrey.
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Ward, Anne, d/o John and Damaris Ward, b. 5 Feb 1663
      Ward, Anne, d/o John and Damaris Ward, b. 10 Apr 1667
      Ward, John, s/o John Ward, b. 16 Mar 1671
      Ward, Mary, d/o John and Damaris Ward, b. 5 Jul 1665

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Ward, John - m. Damaris ______. Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber H, Page 131, and Liber Q, Page 1-2, and (2) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, Page 14. John Ward d. testate June 10, 1687 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, Page 14. After John died, Damaris m. 2nd Charles Shepherd and 3rd William Sargeant, by neither of whom she had children. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber Q, Page 53, Liber R, Page 384, and Liber S, Page 28-30, 75-6 and 430. The last record found for Damaris is in Sep. 1697. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber V, Page 246-8. John and Damaris Ward had 10 children: Anne (died as child), Mary, Anne, John [Jr.], Thomas, James, Henry, Elizabeth, Prudence, and Catherine Ward. Sources: (1) Maryland Prerogative Court, Wills, Liber 4, Page 252-4, (2) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, Page 14, and (3) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber C, Page 252, Liber P, Page 204, and Liber Q, Page 1-2. John and Damaris did not have a dau. “Audrey” as shown by Source (2). At the time John Ward made his will, his [2nd] daughter Ann had m. John Gray, and the actual handwritten language in John’s will, as shown by Source (1), is that John leaves 12 pence to my daughter Angray [sic; Ann Gray], not Audrey.
      John and Damaris’ 1st dau. named Anne Ward was b. Feb. 5, 1663/4, and died as a child, as shown by the birth of their 2nd dau. named Anne Ward on Apr. 10, 1667. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber C, Page 252, Liber P, Page 204, and Liber Q, Page 1-2. For daughter Mary Ward, 2nd daughter named Anne Ward, son John Ward [Jr.], and son Thomas Ward, see below. Son James Ward moved to Prince George’s Co., Md. where he m. Mrs. Susanna Plummer Swanston, dau. of Thomas Plummer and widow of Francis Swanston, Jr. James and Susanna’s 5 children were b. in Prince George’s Co. There are no estate records for James Ward. Son Henry Ward m. Margaret Sanders, dau. of Mathew Sanders, and is found in Prince George’s Co., Md. beginning ca. 1730. Henry and Margaret had 4 children, and Henry d. testate June 4, 1739 (probate date) in Prince George’s Co. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 8, Page 31. For dau. Elizabeth Ward, see below. The only record found for dau. Prudence Ward is when she is named in her father John Ward’s Sep. 1686 will, and she presumably died young. For daughter Catherine Ward, see below.
      Mary Ward - m. William Wells. Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber S, Page 286, (2) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2, Page 14, and (3) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 34, Page 31. Mary Ward was the 2nd wife of William Wells named Mary, the 1st being Mrs. Mary Coates, widow of Bartholomew Coates. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber H, Page 108-9 and 338-9. William Wells d. intestate Dec. 9, 1712 (administration bond) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 22, Page 175. The last record found for Mary is in May 1719. Source: Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber H No. 2, Page 230.
      Anne Ward - m. John Gray [Sr.] Sources: (1) Maryland Prerogative Court, Wills, Liber 4, Page 252-4, (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 17, Page 114-119, and (3) Charles Co., Md. Court Records, Liber P No. 2, Page 298-9, and Liber R No. 2, Page 536-8. Anne was deceased by Oct. 4, 1710, by which date John Gray had m. Mrs. Mary Nelson, widow of Richard Nelson. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts, Liber 32A, Page 35. John Gray d. testate Dec. 20, 1716 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 4, Page 82.
      John Ward [Jr.] - m. Agnes ______. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 7, Page 56. John d. testate Jan. 16, 1733/4 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Ibid. Agnes d. testate Apr. 27, 1754 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md. Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 11, Page 23, and (2) Charles Co., Md. Wills, 1752-1767, Page 13-14.
      Thomas Ward [Sr.] - m. _________. Thomas Ward d. testate Aug. 7, 1730 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md., predeceased by his wife. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 6, Page 161.
      Elizabeth Ward - m. Edward Milstead [Sr.] Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 17, Page 114-119. Elizabeth d. by Oct. 6, 1720, by which date Edward had m. Mrs. Mary Shakerly/Shekerlie, widow of John Shakerly. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Administration Accounts, Liber 1, Page 80, and Liber 3, Page 141. Edward Milstead d. testate Jan. 17, 1733/4 (probate date) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 7, Page 57.
      Catherine Ward - m. William Benson. Source: Prince George’s Co., Md. Land Records, Liber C, Page 243, and Liber Q, Page 62-4. Catherine d. by May 19, 1758, by which date William had m. a woman named Jane. Sources: (1) Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories, Liber 65, Page 470, and (2) Maryland Prerogative Court, Administration Accounts, Liber 43, Page 78. William Benson d. intestate May 19, 1758 (inventory) in Charles Co., Md. Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Inventories, Liber 65, Page 470.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Apr./Sep. 1648 - William White/Whitle demandeth 100 acres of land for transporting himself into the Province in the year 1646 and 100 more for William Hungerford and 100 more for John Ward for transporting themselves into the Province the same year.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber ABH, Page 6, and Liber 2, Page 345.
      Comment: Liber ABH says Apr. 1648 and William White; Liber 2 says Sep. 1648 and William Whitle.

      Sep. 1648 - Maryland Provincial Court, sitting at St. Mary's. John Ward sits on a 12 man jury in a case brought by Richard Nevitt against 4 Patuxent Indians. The jury found for the defendants.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 2, Page 344-5.

      Feb. 1649/50 - John Ward his mark for cattle and hogs, viz., the forepart cut away and underkeeled on both ears.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 2, Page 586.

      Sep. 1650 -
      "Richard Bennet demandeth 100 acres of land due to John Hollis deceased who transported himself into this Province about 9 years since, and claimeth the same as greatest Creditor as appeareth by Letters of Administration granted to him in Virginia of the decedent's estate. Warrant to lay out for Richard Bennett 100 acres of land upon Potomock River or some branch or creek thereof not before taken up or reserved by the Governor for some other.
      John Ward demands 100 acres for transporting himself into this Province 3 years since. Warrant to lay out 100 acres of land for John Ward (ut per? Bennett supra.)"
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 3, Page 25, and Liber ABH, Page 48.

      May 1, 1651 - "Memorandum that I John Ward do assign unto Richard Bennit [sic] his heirs and assigns forever my right and title to 100 acres of land due to me for transporting myself into this Province and for which I have had a Warrant which is not yet laid out." Signed John Ward (makes his mark but mark is not shown.) Witnesses: James Johnson, William Hungerford.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber ABH, Page 150.

      May 26, 1662 - John Warde and William Alline appraise the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Thomas Millner. Value: 4148 lbs. tobacco.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1D, Page 12.

      Jan. 1663/4 - The [St. Mary's Co.], Md. inventory of William Edwin [innholder] shows John Ward on the very long list of debts owed to Edwin's estate.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1D, Page 163.

      Aug. 5, 1664 - John Ward witnesses a deed of land by Charles Wentworth to Daniel Methenia, "Wentworth Wood House," containing 300 acres.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber B, Page 510-513

      May-Aug. 1666 - In May 1666 John Ward and Capt. Robert Troope were appointed to appraise the [Charles Co.], Md. inventory of John Lumbrozo of Nangemy but Robert Troope died and Lumbrozo's inventory was appraised in Aug. 1666 by John Ward and Clement Theobalds.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 1F, Page 93, and Liber 2, Page 30.

      Aug. 1, 1666 - The Charles Co., Md. will of Capt. Robert Troop, probated Aug. 1, 1666, leaves (among other bequests)
      --to Richared Harrison (son of Mr. Joseph Harrison), 150 acres bought of Mr. Thomas Allanson on John Ward's Creek.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 2, Page 16.

      Dec. 1666-Jan. 1666/7 - In Dec. 1666 Thomas Hussey and John Ward were appointed to appraise the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Richard Pinner and they did so in Jan. 1666/7.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 2, Page71 and 93-4.

      Sep.-Oct. 1667 - In Sep. 1667 John Ward and John Munn were appointed to appraise the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Richard Randall and they did so in Oct. 1667.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 2, Page 185-6 and 241-45

      Feb.-Mar. 1668/9 - In Feb. 1668/9 John Ward and Francis Thornton were appointed to appraise the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Henry Franckain/Frankrume/Franckam/Franckum etc., and they did so in Mar. 1668/9.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 3, Page 222 and 238-9.

      Nov. 1669 - Thomas Galley and John Ward are named overseers in the Charles Co., Md. will of John Lewger.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 3, Page 284-5.

      1672 - John Ward's Certificate of Survey for "Ingerstone" (130 acres) is at Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 16, Page 343, and the Patent is at Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 14, Page 486.

      1672 - John Ward's Certificate of Survey for "Mountain" (112 acres) is at Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 16, Page 345, and the Patent is at Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 16, Page 564.

      ca. Mar. 1672/3 and May 1673 - In ca. Mar. 1672/3, John Ward and Edward Price are appointed to appraise the Charles Co., Md. inventory of Isaack Marshall. Their appraisal of Marshall's inventory is dated May 2, 1673.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 5, Page 409 and 500.

      Apr. 1674 - The Captain General delivered up these 4 following patents to be made void upon record, viz.,
      --John Caine's patent for 50 acres called "Spring Flame" [sic; "Spring Plain"] dated June 30, 1668;
      --John Ward's patent for 150 acres called "Pomfret" dated Mar. 7, 1667/8;
      --Garett Sennett's patent for 150 acres caled "St. Peters" dated May 24, 1664;
      --John Caine's patent for 300 acres called "St. Patrick's Hill" dated May 26, 1664.
      The said several parcels of land being reserved for His Lordship's use.
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 65, Page 271.
      Comment: The patent for the 300 acre tract "St. Patrick's Hill" was vacated because it was found to encroach on His Lordship's Manor of Panguaya. Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 77, Page 599. It appears that the same reason may apply to Ward's patent of "Pomfret." Ibid., Page 600.

      Nov. 1677 - John Ward is on the Grand Jury at this Court.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber G, Page 69.

      Mar. 14, 1680/1 - Thomas Marshall (milwright, Charles Co.) was granted administration on estate of Samuel Raspin. Securities: Capt. Michael Ashford, Francis Wyne, Charles Co. Appraisers: John Courts, John Ward. Henry Adams, gentleman, to administer oath.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 12A, Page 245-6

      Feb. 26, 1686/7 - Robert Doyne, Gentleman, Charles Co., to prove will of John Ward, Charles Co., per request of Dameras Ward widow.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 13, Page 452.

      June 17, 1687 - Exhibited will of John Ward, proved before Robert Doyne.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 13, Page 491.

      Nov. 10, 1692-Dec. 16, 1696 - Edward Milstead & his wife Elizabeth, one of the daughters of John Ward vs. William Sergeant & his wife Damaris, executrix of John Ward.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 14A, Page 8 and 13, Liber 15A, Page 1, 12, 18, 33, 50, 68 and 72, Liber 15B, Page 2 and 5, Liber 15C, Page 87, 134, 164, Liber 16, Page 99, 201, 212.
      Comment: On Aug. 26, 1695, Richard Harrison (Charles Co.) & William Stone (Charles Co.) were to examine estate of John Ward (deceased) per agreement between Milstead & Sergeant. 16:99.

      June 28, 1698 - Bond of John Ward, administrator of John Ward (Charles Co.) Securities: John Gray, Edward Milson [sic, Milstead.]
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 17, Page 154

      Sep. 2, 1715 - "Horsepen," containing 300 acres in Prince George's Co., Md., surveyed for John Edgar, beginning at a bounded white oak being the north easternmost corner tree of a tract of land formerly surveyed of John Ward. Patented July 10, 1716. Facing page: Included in a re-survey of "Ward's Wheele." Now charged in Charles County.
      Source: Keddie, Leslie & Neil, "Land Office, Rent Rolls, Prince George's County, 1700-1725," Page 15.
      ===
      Henry Frankam 5.285 B CH #28063 Sep 27 1678
      Appraisers: John Ward, Francis Thornton.
      List of debts: William Allin, Thomas Allinson, Francis Thornton, Thomas Bayley
      Payments to: Francis Thornton,, John Ward,, Mr, Zachariah Wade, Edward Ming, Stephen Mountague, Richard Fowke, John Ireland, Benjamin Whichcot.
      Administratrix: Annah Maddock, wife of Edward Maddock.
      ===
      John Ward 17.3 I CH May 15 1698
      Appraisers: Henry Moore, John Clement.
      ===
      John Ward 19.39 A CH Apr 28 1699
      Payments to: Maj. William Dent for advice against William Legcam.
      Administrator: John Ward.
      ===
      Luke Greene 4.11 I #3315 Mar 18 1676
      Appraisers: John Ward, Thomas Shuttleworth.
      ===
      Mr. Matthew Stone 2.258 I CH #41835 Aug 14 1676
      Servants mentioned: Matthew Dyke, John Elder, Mary Bennett,
      Appraisers: Nicholas Proddy, John Ward.
      ===
      1658-1662 Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court Records; Liber A [TLC]; 5 Aug 1658, Page 12 - 13
      5 Aug 1658; Water Peacke demands warrant against Walter Ges;
      subpoena to warn John Warde to testify; ret. 19 Aug & George Thompson
      ===
      1658-1662 Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court Records; Liber A [TLC]; 26 October 1658, Page 20
      Walter Peake demands warrant against Walter Ges in an action of the case; subpoena to warn John Ward to testify
      ===
      1658-1662 Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court Records; Liber A [TLC]; 19 Nov 1661, Page 160
      James Lee assigns 250 acres in the southeast part of the above patent to John Ward, dated 8 May 1661; /s/ James Lee (mark); wit. Francis Batcheler; assignment acknowledged in court 25 Sep 1661
      ===
      1658-1662 Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court Records; Liber A [TLC]; 4 Sep 1660, Page 102-103
      Patent to John Luger, late sec'y of Province, for transporting several persons, is by John Luger's son and heir assigned to James Lee who faithfully served his time of service to William Stone, late governor; a tract of land on the north side of the Potomac on Nanjemoy Creek that boundeth the land of William Stone; containing 500 acres; 19 Aug 1658; /,/ Josias Fendall, recorded by Philip Calvert, sec'y

      assigns his right to John Ward, excepting 250 acres to James Lee Hennery Lilly; 23 Sep 1659; /s/ James Lee (mark); wit. Joseph Harrison, John Morris (mark); affirmed in open court 4 Sep 1660

      James Lee, planter of Avon River, sells to Henry Lilly, cooper of "Peckay Wakson," 250 acres of land; 22 Jan 1657; /s/ James Lee (mark); wit. Joseph Harrison, Thomas Milner (mark); James Lee acknowledged in open court 4 Sep 1660 before Thomas Lomax
      ===
      1662-1666 Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court Records; Liber B [TLC]; 4 Nov 1663, Page 200
      Winganetta, King of Nangemy, acknowledges in open court to have received full satisfaction for each respective person's land:
      Of James Lee for the land John Ward lives on
      ===
      1662-1666 Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court Records; Liber B [TLC]; 5 Mar 1663/4, Page 291
      Joseph Harisson of Portobacco, planter, binds himself to pay Edmond Custis of London 1197# of tobacco in cask by 10 Nov 1664; 2 Mar 1663/4; /s/ Joseph Harisson; wit. John Ward (mark), Luke Greene
      ===
      1662-1666 Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court Records; Liber B [TLC]; 16 Nov 1665, Page 510, 511, 512, 513
      Indenture; 5 Aug 1664; from Charles Wentworth, planter, to Daniell Methenia, planter: for 3000# of tobacco; a parcel of land called Wentworth Wood House; lying on the north side of the Pascatoway Rivert and south side of Matawoman Creek or St. Thomas Creek; adjoining John Wheeler; containing 300 acres; /s/ Thomas Wentworth, Daniell Mathenia (mark); wit. John Wheeler (mark), John Ward (mark)
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 229
      13 Aug 1667; Indenture from William Boyden to Walter Peake, innholder of St. Mary's County, for 12,000# of tobacco; a parcel of land called WHEELER'S CHOICE on the east side of Piscataway River between Nattyn and Pamunkey; about a mile from the exterior line of land laid out for Luke Gardiner; bounded by John Ward; containing 400 acres; /s/ William Boyden; wit. Geo. Thompson, Francis Swanston, Jonathan Marler
      ===
      1670-1674 Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court Records; Liber E [TLC]; Page 52-1/2
      9 Jan 1671; Thomas Ashbrooke and Lettise his wife acknowledge their right to 150 acres on the east side of John Ward in Nangemy Creek; assigned to John Boyden
      ===
      1670-1674 Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court Records; Liber E [TLC]; Page 79-1/2
      9 Jan 1671; Indenture from Thomas Ashbrooke, shoemaker, to John Boydon, planter; for a certain consideration; a grant of land called Ashbrooke's Rest; bounded by John Ward and land formerly laid out for John Delahay now in possession of John Ashbrooke; containing 150 acres now in possession of John Boyden; /s/ Thomas Ashbrooke, Lettis Ashbrooke; wit. George Langham, Ralph Coats
      ===
      1670-1674 Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court Records; Liber E [TLC]; Page 109
      3 Jun 1673; Indenture from Charles Woolley, planter, to John Ward, planter; for 2,400# tobacco; a parcel called Charles Towne; on the south side of Charles Runn; containing 100 acres; /s/ Charles Woolley; wit. Richard Edelen, Edward Price
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber G, Page 49
      9 Aug 1677; Indenture from John Ward, planter, to Robert Goodrick and John Clement; for 2,000# tobacco; a parcel of land called Pomfrett; bounded by land of Thomas Matthews, Gent.; containing 150 acres; /s/ John Ward (mark); wit. ]blank]
      ===
      1678-1680 Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court Records; Liber H [TLC]; Page 126
      20 Aug 1677; Indenture from Peter Car, planter, to John Gray, carpenter; for 9,000# tobacco; a parcel of land formerly belonging to Henry Lilly; containing 250 acres; being the northwest part of land formerly granted James Lee now occupied by John Ward of Nangemy; bounded by William Stone; laid out for 500 acres; /s/ Peter Car; wit Henry Bonner, John Harvey
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber S, Page 430
      17 Jul 1694; Indenture from James Ward, son of John Ward, decd, and Deamaris, his wife, alias Damaris Sarjeant ye natural mother of James Ward, bound to Robert Edmondson; /s/ James Ward (mark); wit. John Stone, Thomas Stone
      ===
      1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 243: Indenture, 18 Mar 1708
      From: William Benson, planter of Charles County and his wife, Catherine
      To Henry More, planter of Charles County
      For 6,000 pounds of tobacco a 275 acre tract of land called Wards Wheele on the east side of the Piscataway River; said in the patent to be in Charles County, but now in Prince George's Co.; bounded by St. Thomas Runn; granted formerly to John Ward and last in possession of William Benson and Cathrine his wife.
      Signed: Will'm Benson (mark) and Cathrine Benson (mark)
      Witnessed: Phil Hoskins, Job. Dodson and Jon. Landers
      Acknowledgement: 8 Mar 1708 Charles County acknowledges in Court the alienation by Edward Howard of the sum of 7s
      ===
      1730-1733 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber Q, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Page 66
      Special petition of John Edgar 4th Tues of Mar last to justices: From Charles, Lord Baltimore to George Noble, Peter Dent, John Beall & Henry Massey, Gent; regarding bounds of The Horsepenn; depositions follow:
      John Ward, age ca 64-66; gives oath regarding The Horsepen now in possession of John Edgar; mentions his father, John Ward, Sr., dec'd, his Pamunkey land; states he and George Britt got warrant of Col. Darnall for 200 acres and after Britt died he and the widow Britt executed sd. warrant on the land where Henry Ward and Henry Moore now live
      John Clemens, age ca 50; declares 15 years ago he built the first house on Edgar's land called Horsepenn; mentions Ward's Wheel, Henry Ward's plantation, Weetawick's Branch
      John Franklin, age ca 59; mentions Henry Moore 19 years ago, Weetawick's Branch, John Ward's land called Ward's Wheel
      John Gardiner, age ca 72; mentions he has known Mattawoman 40 years then called St. Thomas' Fresh; mentions Old Indian Field
      George Noble, commissioner; mentions Henry Ward, Ward's Wheel and William Benson
      Francis Pain, age 29 years; mentions Henry Ward, Ward's Wheel; also John Saunders whose dau. was Henry Ward's wife
      Henry Barnes, age ca 54; 20-30 years ago John Ward, Thomas Plunkett, widow Britt and Luke Gardiner, the surveyors; also mentions his father, Pamunkey, Old Indian Field
      Henry Ward, age ca 54; mentions James Stoddert 7 years ago, Ward's Wheel, Henry Moore
      Henry Moore, age ca 67; mentions 8-9 years ago he took up a piece of 200 acres of Moore's Chance; mentions Mr. Stoddert, surveyor, Edgar's land called The Horsepenn, John Ward, Jos. Manning, Henry Ward and Ward's Wheel; 3 Aug 1730
      Enrolled 26 Aug 1730
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland [Mike Marshall]; Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 340-47: WARDS DELIGHT: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Ward, John: Surveyed 23 Sept 1674 for John Ward at a bound White Oak a bound tree of the land called CHARLES TOWN: Other Tracts Mentioned: CHARLES TOWNE; Conveyance notes - the rent of this land is overcharged, 0:4:0,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland [Mike Marshall]; Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 338-35: WARDS ADDITION: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Manning, Joseph: : Surveyed 18 July 1674 for John Ward at a bound pockhiccory a bound tree of the land called INGOLTHORPE on the East side POYNTON: Other Tracts Mentioned: INGOLTHORPE; POYNTON; ; Conveyance notes - 50 Acres - Edward Milstead from John Manning; 18 Sept 1724, 50 Acres - Ignatius Winter from Thomas Ward; 16 Nov 1733,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland [Mike Marshall]; Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 311-66: CHARLES TOWN: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Ward, John: Surveyed 15 Sept 1671 for Charles Wolly at a bound White Oak on the South side of Charles run.:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland [Mike Marshall]; Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 411-239: HAZARD: 83 acres; Possession of - 83 Acres - Rumney, Edward: Surveyed for Edward Rumney, 9 Oct 1726, lying about two miles from the head of Mattawoman Creek near the land of John Ward.: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 83 Acres - Edward Brawner from Edward Romney; 3 Nov 1737,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland [Mike Marshall]; Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 338-30: INGERSTONE: 138 acres; Possession of - 138 Acres - Ward, John: Surveyed 25 June 1671 for John Ward at a bound White Oak on the North side of a fresh run which runs in to Nanjemoy creek.:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland [Mike Marshall]; Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 336-21: INGERTHROP: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Manning, Joseph: Surveyed 15 June 1664 for John Ward on the East side of the man fresh of Poynton Creek beginning a at bound tree of pockhiccory by the river side.: Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - John Shackerly from Joseph Manning; 16 Nov 1716, 100 Acres - Ignatius Winter from Thomas (only one name); 16 Nov 1733,100 Acres - John Manning from John Winter; 10 April 1734, John Winter from Benjamin Shackelott; 10 April 1734,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland [Mike Marshall]; Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 336-16: JERICHO: 250 acres; Possession of - 250 Acres - Sanders, Charles: Surveyed 21 May 1663 for Lewis Johnson upon the fresh river at the head of John Ward's branch.: Conveyance notes - This land is Disclaimed; Patent to John O'Cane, Liber 7, Folio 28,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland [Mike Marshall]; Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 337-28: MOUNTAINE: 112 acres; Possession of - 112 Acres - Winter, Walter: Surveyed 22 June 1671 for John Ward at a bound pock hiccory on the East side of a fresh run which runs into Poyton Creek.: Conveyance notes - 112 Acres - Moses Bell from William Ward; 19 April 1732, 112 Acres - Thomas Milstead from Moses Bell; 10 Aug 1732
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland [Mike Marshall]; Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 319-122: POMFRETT: 150 acres; Possession of - 75 Acres - Duvink (sp?): 75 Acres - Maggatee, Patrick: Surveyed 29 July 1666 for John Ward in the woods beginning at a Marked Oak to a bound tree of Thomas Mathews land. This land is in PANGUYA MANOR and granted him at 7-1/2 bushels Indian corn yearly.: Other Tracts Mentioned: PANGUYA MANOR; Conveyance notes - 150 Acres - Archibald Johnson from George Shenstone; 13 Feb 1722,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland [Mike Marshall]; Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 334-4: POYNTON MANOR: 3500 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Doyne, Jesse: 200 Acres - Doyne, William: 500 Acres - Fowke, Gerard: 500 Acres - Stone, Mathew: 500 Acres - Stone, Thomas: 200 Acres - Stone, Thomas: 1400 Acres - Stone, William: Surveyed 12 July 1654 for William Stone esq. on the North side Nanjemoy creek, 1400 acres part hereof was for Thomas Stone the 3 August 1666. Resurveyed & by him called Poynton Manor & upon resurvey of the rest it was found but 2100 acres so the whole now 3500 acres {mm Note was 5000 then 3500}: Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - John Stone from Matthew Stone; 30 Jan 1737, 50 Acres - Thomas Stone Jr. from Matthew Stone; 13 May 1747,75 Acres - John Stone from Barton Stone; 11 June 1750,
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: WARDS WHEELE; Owner: Ward, John: Orig County = C {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Aug 25, 1662: Ref: Liber 5 f 166 : Map Location: M-20
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: WIDOWS MITE, THE; Owner: Langworth, John: Orig County = C {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: 8br 10, 1664: Ref: Liber 10 f 528 : Map Location: N-10

      Widdows Mite, 600 Acres; Certificiate
      Developer/Owner: Langworth, John 1686 Patent Record 10, Page 528 0 0 MSA S 1596-4630

      Widdows Mite, 600 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Langworth, John 1686 Patent Record IB and IL C, Page 166 0 0 MSA S 1596-4631

      Widows Mite, 300 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Brett, Elizabeth and Ward, John 1705 Patent Record DD 5, Page 184 0 0 MSA S 1596-4632

      Widows Mite, 300 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Brett, Elizabeth and Ward, John 1705 Patent Record DD 5, Page 184 0 0 MSA S 1596-4633

      Widows Mite, 300 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Brett, Elizabeth and Ward, John 1705 Patent Record WD, Page 495 0 0 MSA S 1596-4634

      Widows Mite shown with Mount Pleasant 1792 Caveat Papers 134 0 0 MSA S 1566-356

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9.

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