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

John Addison

Male 1713 - 1764  (51 years)


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  • Name John Addison 
    Born 16 Sep 1713  St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Nov 1764  St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10368  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Thomas Addison,   b. 1679, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1727, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eleanor Smith,   b. Abt 1692, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1761, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Jun 1709  St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Marylandd Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Wilkinson,   b. Abt 1718, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1774, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1733  St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Addison,   b. Abt 1735, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)  [natural]
     2. Anne Addison,   b. 1746, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1804, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)  [natural]
     3. Eleanor Addison,   b. Abt 1742, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
     4. John Addison,   b. 1742, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1794, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)  [natural]
     5. Mary Anne Addison,   b. 1752, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F7184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      ADDISON, JOHN, COL., Prince George's Co. 8 Jan, 1764; 16 Nov, 1764
      Wife; Susannah.
      Children; Thomas, John, Jr., Eleanor and Anne Addison.
      Friend: Thomas Addison,
      Tracts; "St. Elizabeth," "Discontent", "Force," "Carlton", "Locust," "Thicket", "Hart Park","Hunter's Kindness", and "Maddox Folly",
      Extx; Wife Susannah Addison, and son Thomas.
      Wit: George Frazer, Henry Rogers, Esq., Agnes Barrie. 33.109
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      Col. John Addison 87.133 PG £2362.18.2 Jan 14 1765 Jun 27 1765
      Apraisers: John Baynes, George Hardy, Jr.
      Creditors: James Edelin, Thomas Addison.
      Next of kin: Eleanor Addison, Anne Addison.
      Executor: Thomas Addison.
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      refer to Home Page: Alice Ament Davidson Gedge - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~adgedge/

      ! (1) "Maryland Historical Magazine," Vol. 14, "Some Early Colonial Marylanders," p.388,396-397. Cites: (a) Register of St. John's or Piscataway Parish, St. George's County, MD, MD Historical Soc., p.264.
      (2) "The Maryland Gazette 1727-1761," by Karen Mauer Green (Frontier Press, Galveston, TX, 1989) p.13,20,57,94,139,148,152,161,165,166,214,241,260,261, 277.
      (3) "A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789," Vol. 1 (John Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore) p.100-101.

      ! Birth: (1a,3) 16 Sep 1713, St. John's or St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, s/o Col. Thomas Addison/Eleanor Smith. (3) Wed., 3 a.m. (3) Probably eldest son. 1st cousin of Richard Brooke (1716-1783), Eleanor Brooke (b. 1718, m. Samuel Beall), Daniel Dulany Jr. (1722-1797), Walter Dulany (d. 1773), Margaret Dulany (m1. Alexander Hamilton, m2. William Murdock), and Margaret Greenfield (m. John Stoddert).
      Marriage to Susannah Wilkinson: (1,3)
      Death: (1) 1764. (3) Will probated 16 Nov 1764, Prince George's County, Maryland.

      (3) Lived in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland. Member of St. John's Parish Anglican Church, Prince George's County, and King George's Parish Anglican Church.
      (3) 1727: Inherited 4,526 acres from his father.
      (3) 1739: Commissioned Ranger from Seneca Creek downwards to the limits of the county, Prince George's County, Maryland.
      (3) 1739-1742: Member of King George's Parish vestry, Prince George's Co.
      (3) 1745: Owned 4,825 acres.
      (2) 1745, Apr: Capt. John Addison elected to serve in the General Assembly of MD from Prince George's Co. (3) Served MD Lower House from Prince George's Co. 1745-1748.
      (3) 1747-1750: Member of King George's Parish vestry, Prince George's Co.
      (2) 1749, Mar: Capt. John Addison elected representative from Prince George's County, Maryland. (3) Served MD Lower House 1749-1751.
      (2) 1751, Nov: Capt. John Addison elected representative for Prince George's County, Maryland. (3) Served MD Lower House 1751-1754.
      (3) 1753-1756: Member of King George's Parish vestry, Prince George's Co.
      (2) 1754, 25 May: Capt. John Addison reported a stray mare at his plantation near Broad Creek, Prince George's County, Maryland.
      (2) 1754, Nov: Capt. John Addison elected representative for Prince George's County, Maryland. (3) Served MD Lower House 1754-1757.
      (2) 1755, Feb-Aug: Ignatius Digges, John Addison and William Digges advertise land for sale, now occupied by William Clifton, of Fairfax County, on Potowmack River and Little Hunting Creek, within five miles of Alexandria.
      (2) 1755, 23 Oct: Ignatius Digges, William Digges and John Addison at Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, advertise land for sale, part of "Clifton's Neck," on Patowmack River and Little Hunting Creek. Also land that formerly belonged to Henry Brent, lying on the fork of Little Hunting Creek.
      (2) 1755, 6 Nov: John Addison and William Murdock advertise land for sale called "Philip and Jacob," "Whitehaven," and "Friendship," all on the Patowmack River, about three miles above George Town in Frederick County. Also part of "Addison's Choice," on Manockasy, two miles from Frederick Town, in Frederick County.
      (2) 1758, 24 Aug: "The Maryland Gazette" printed a letter from Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer regarding charges made against him by John Addison and others.
      (3) 1759-1762: Member of King George's Parish vestry, Prince George's Co.
      (3) By 1760 had been promoted to Colonel.
      (2) 1760, 28 Feb: John Addison and William Murdock advertise that they will sell, at George Town in Frederick County, land called "Philip and Jacob" (400 acres), "Whitehaven" (409 acres), "Friendship" (1200 acres), all lying on Patowmack River about 3 miles above George Town in Frederick Co. Also part of "Addison's Choice" (800 acres) on Manockasy, within two miles of Frederick Town in Frederick Co.
      (2) 1761, 5 Feb: Col. John Addison reported a stray cow at his plantation near Broad Creek.
      (2) 1761, 12 Mar: John and Henry Addison are executors of the estate of Mrs. Eleanor Addison.
      (2) 1761, 5 Nov: John Addison in Prince George's Co. on Patowmack River advertised to hire someone to take charge of a ferry and public house.
      (3) 1764: At the time of his death, his estate included 25,660 pounds of tobacco (which included 47 slaves, 290 oz. good plate, 27 oz. sorry plate, and books), and 4,825 acres in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 127.
      Feb 19, 1739 from Mathew Smallwood of Charles County, and Mary, his wife, to Smallwood Coghill of PG, the lease of a tract of land called Schoolhouse, lying in PG, bounded by the Main Road on the south side of Piscotoway Branch, the several courses as described in the original patent & certificate. To have and to hold, from next Feb 1 and for the term of 15 years, paying to sd Mathew Smallwood on each Feb 1, 700 lbs of leaf tobacco. Smallwood Coghill will keep in good repair the improvements, houses, & fences on the premises, and will leave the premises in good, tenantable repair. Signed - Math. (M his mark) Smallwood, Mary (M her mark) Smallwood. Wit - Jno Addison, Butler Stonestreet. Recorded Feb 23, 1739/40.
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      Noble, George, Prince George's County, 6th Sept., 1735; 24th Nov., 1735.
      To sons Thomas and George and their hrs., 600 A. bought of Daniel Dulany, son Thomas to make his choice as soon as he comes of age; also 400 A. of "Piscataway Mannor."
      To daus. Elizabeth and Anne and their hrs., each 300 A., being part of 1000 A. of "Piscataway Manor," bought of the Egertons, also lands lying in the Back Woods taken up in John Abingdon's name, being "Wett Work," "Spring Garden," "Addition" and "Dry Work."
      To son Thomas and hrs., house and garden in Roper Lane in White Haven.
      To son John and hrs., "Chance" in Swan Neck; should either son Thomas or George die during minority and without issue, land devised to him to go to daus. Elizabeth and Anne or the survivor.
      To five child. afsd. entire personal estate, child. to be under the care of exs. until they come to their respective ages.
      Exs.: John Addison and John Abingdon.
      Tests. Rev. John Fraser, Dr. John Hamilton, Dr. Benjamin Bull,
      22nd June, 1756-7, additional probate by Dr. John Hamilton,
      vol. 30, folio 49. 21, 483,
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      ADDISON, ELEANOR, Prince George's Co. 17 Dec. 1759; 13 Feb, 1761
      To sons John, Thomas and Henry Addison, slaves.
      To grandchildren: Addison and John Murdock, Eleanor Hall, Thomas, John, Henry, Eleanor, Anne and Anthony Addison, Daniel Dulany Addison, Eleanor Addison, dau. of son Henry; slaves.
      To grand-dau., Catherine Sim and Mary Murdock, mourning ring.
      To grand-dau. Anne Murdock, silverware.
      To sister Elizabeth Ball (or Batt)# stock.
      To sons Johns Thomas and Henrys furniture.
      Exs: Sons John, Thomas and Henry.
      Wit: Wm. Lumley, Peter Green.
      17 Jane 1761: Codicilt I will grand-dau. Eleanor Addison, dau. of son John, 2 slaves, given to sd. son John Addison, by above Will, Probated 13 Feb, 1761.
      MCW 31.254
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      LOWE, THOMAS, Prince George's County, planter, 19 March 1773; 24 Nov 1773
      To wife and 2 sons
      Virlinda, extx.,
      Charles and Walter, my estate real and personal to be divided among them if my wife marry my sons parts to be as well as my sons under the guardianship of my father John Lowe and John Addison., If either son die without issue the survivor to get his share.
      Wit: Henry Addison; Jonathan Boucher. 39.607
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      LOWE, JOHN, Prince George's Co. 11 Nov 1767; 13 June 1773
      To son John Lowe, lands on the west side of a small branch; 4 Negroes, Nick, Charles, Watt and Sarah; furniture.
      To son Henry Lowe, lands on the east side of a small branch; Negroes, Bob, Toney, Jack, Harry, George, Patt, Jem, Sall, Lyddy Suck.
      To daus Eleanor Dawson, 6 silver spoons; she having received her portion since her marriage,
      To daus, Rebecca Beane and Dawson, 1 shilling each, they having received their portions since marriage.
      Son Henry Lowe, ex.
      Wit: Edward Clarkson, Geo. Fraser Hawkins, John Addison, Alexander Burrell, 39, 875
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      Norris, John, Prince George's Co. 24th Jan., 1733; 15th Apr., 1736.
      To son William and hrs., 125 A. of "Hopewell" on Monockosey ck., nr. the mountain; and personalty at death of wife.
      To son Benjamin and hrs., 125 A. of afsd. tract; and personalty.
      To grand-son John, son of son John, dec.'d., and hrs., 50 A. afsd. tract; and personalty. Estate of sd. grandson to be in care of son William until he arrives at age of 20.
      To wife Mary, extx., residue of personal estate.
      Test: Mrs. Elinor Addison, John Addison, Nicholas Downing. 21.542.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 152. At the request of Eleanor Addison the following Deed of Gift was recorded August 17, 1761
      I John Addison for the affection I bear my beloved daughter Eleanor Addison have given by this deed of gift two slaves; Bess daughter of Butler and Hannah and a Negro boy Butler brother of said Bess. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this June 28, 1761, John Addison, in the presence of H. Addison, William Lumley
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1763-1767; Liber TT {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 577. At the request of John Addison, Jr. the following Deed of Division was recorded June 25, 1766
      Whereas Col. John Addison, deceased did by his last will and testament bearing date October 8, 1764 made the following request, Vizt; Item, I give and bequeath to my son John Addison tracts called "Maddox's Folly" {recorded as "Madducks Folly"}, "Good Will" and "Hunters Kindness" which tracts of land make 504 acres. Now it is my will and desire to leave the said John Addison and his heirs forever 1000 acres of land, I request my friend's Messrs. Henry Rozer, George Fraser and my brother Mr. Thomas Addison to layout for the said John Addison 496 acres of land out of "Hart Park" or "Locust Thickett" or both of them in such manner as shall appear to my friend's before mentioned to be most useful and contiguous to my two sons. Now as Mr. George Fraser is since the execution of the said will, deceased and Henry Rozer and Thomas Addison being the survivors mentioned in the aforesaid will, do hereby certify that we have caused the lands to be surveyed that lay contiguous to "Maddox's Folly", "Good Will" and "Hunters Kindness" and find that to that is to be added useful and contiguous we found it necessary to exclude "Hart Park" and in lieu thereof have allocated 58 acres part of a tract called "Discontent" which makes part of the plantation commonly called "Lodge" whereof the said John Addison, legatee, dwelleth and the remainder of the 496 acres we have made up out of "Locust Thickett" all which we have caused to be divided between Thomas Addison, Jr. oldest son and heir at law and the said John Addison, legatee. Beginning for the dividing line at the end of the North East line of "Locust Thickett" and bounding on the north side of Henson main branch and the northern corner of "Good Will" which composes part of the plantation called "Lodge" where the said John Addison now dwells all of which lines are to remain as the divisional lines between the aforementioned Thomas Addison, Sr., and the said John Addison and all the part of the tract called Locust Thickett and that part of a tract called "Discontent" that lays on the northeast and eastward of the dividing line to be the right of John Addison and makes up with a tracts called "Maddox's Folly", "Good Will" and "Hunters Kindness" the quantity of 1,000 acres of land to the satisfaction of the parties concerned. We hereunto set our hands and seals this May 5, 1766, William Rozer, Thomas Addison. Witness; Walter Smith, Nicholas Miles
      I do hereby certify is heir in law to my father John Addison, deceased that Messrs. Henry Rozer and Thomas Addison have directed the division within mentioned between me and my brother John Addison of the lands bequeathed to my brother and the last will and testament of my father bearing date October 8, 1764 is to my satisfaction and that the lands mentioned in the said division lying on the northeast and eastward of the said line is to remain unto my brother John Addison and his heirs forever. As witness my hand this May 5, 1766, Thomas Addison, Jr.
      Test; Francis Waring, Joshua Beall
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1774-1780; Liber CC 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 662. At the request of Garland Carr the following Deed was recorded September 7, 1779
      Indenture made September 6, 1779; Jonathan Boucher late of PGCo but now of the County of Middlesex in the Kingdom of Great Britain in consideration of 8520 pounds Maryland currency paid by Garland Carr of Louisa County, Virginia have made over to him all the lands devised to John Addison by the last will and testament of his father Col. John Addison, deceased by the direction of the said will laid off by Henry Rozer and Thomas Addison, brother to the said Col. John Addison, deceased the whole containing 1000 acres as appears by an instrument of writing executed by the said Rozer and Addison and recorded in Liber TT, folio 577 & 578 and since sold conveyed and made over by John Addison by deed of sale bearing date June 21, 1773 to Samuel Hanson, Thomas Addison & Jonathan Boucher; also a tract containing 72 ½ acres and beginning at a bounded sycamore standing in a tract called "Locust Thickett" and sold and conveyed by Thomas Addison to John Addison by deed dated June 21, 1773 and conveyed by him on the same date to Samuel Hanson, Thomas Addison & Jonathan Boucher [and bounded by "Irvin" late the property of John Tolson, deceased]; likewise the following Negroes; Jack, Patience, Tom, Little Jack, Ned, Billy, George, Ambrose, Cecelia, Euridice, Ned, Mary, Jacob, Phill, Jerry, Kate, Bess, Harry, Nan, Jenny, Louisa, Jem, Lucy, Bobadil, Will, Butter, Marry, Jack, Kinsy, Isaac, Beck, Romulus and Remus; also the whole stock of horses, black cattle, sheep and hogs now on the said plantation. Signed Jonathan Boucher by Overton Carr his attorney in the presence of and acknowledged before David Craufurd, Frank Leeke

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