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

Benjamin Belt

Male 1708 - 1775  (67 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Belt 
    Born 1708  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jun 1775  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10640  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 

    Father Benjamin Belt,   b. 19 Jun 1682, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Belt,   b. Abt 1686,   d. Bef 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Aft 1702  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Harris,   b. 23 Aug 1712, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Jul 1790, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 78 years) 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Belt,   b. Bef 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1814, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)  [natural]
     2. Thomas Belt,   b. 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1810, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     3. Esther Belt,   b. 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Middleton Belt,   b. 1756, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)  [natural]
     5. Elizabeth Belt,   b. Bef 1759, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1788, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)  [natural]
     6. Rachel Belt,   b. Abt 1760, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1809, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F7405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      BELT, BENJAMIN, Prince George's Co. 11 April 1775; 29 June 1775
      To Son Benjamin Belt, ex., tracts, "Belts Poor Chance" and "Godfathers Gifts"
      To son Thomas Belt, tract, "Norway.
      To daus Elizabeth Nixon, Negro woman Cloe and Negro girl Nell,
      To daus Easter Belt, Negro girl Mill, stock, furniture,
      To daus Rachell, Negro boy Stark, stock, furniture.
      To son Middleton Belt, ex., after wife's decease, dwelling plantation and tract "Belts Range" and "Belts Meadow," Negro boy Dick; if he dies without issue equally to surviving children.
      To 3 daus. and son daus. (unnamed) and son Middleton, any overplus after tracts "Belts Chance" and another (unnamed) are sold and money used to pay debts
      To wife Ruth Belt, extx., residue.
      Wit: Andrew Beall; John Pearre; Archy Lanham; George Hoskinson.
      Ruth Belt refuses the Executrixship. 40.418
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      Benjamin Belt 123.238 PG £357.3.4 Sep 4 1775 Nov 20 1775
      Appraisers: William Deakins, James Pearre.
      Creditors: Wallace Davidson, Benjamin C. Stoddert for William Molleson.
      Next of kin: Thomas Belt, Esther Belt.
      Executor: Benjamin Belt.
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      BELT, BENJAMIN - Prince George's Co. 19 June 1772; 28 May 1773
      To son Benjamin Belt, Negro man Glasgow.
      To son Joseph Belt, 20 shillings,
      To dau. Sophia Beall, £20.
      To dau. Anne Brashears, 5 shillings,
      To dau. Eliza. Waring, £25
      To dau. Hester Watkins, 5 shillings.
      To grandson Benjamin son of my grandson Benjamin Belt [sic], Negro Pete, and a mare.
      To grandson Stephen son of my grandson Benjamin Belt, Negro girl Nelly and Negro boy Billy and a mare.
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      BELT, MIDDLETON, Prince George's Co. 25 Feb 1745; 21 May 1746
      To nephew MIDDLETON BRASHEAR, son of Basil Brashear, at the decease of my honoured father Benjamin Belt, 1 slave.
      My father, Benjamin Belt, ex.
      Wit: George Wells and John Brashears, 24.403
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      1733-1739 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records
      Liber T, Page 475
      Recorded at request of Benjamin Belt, Jr., 30 Jun 1737:
      29 Jun 1737; Indenture between John Prather, Jr., planter, and Benjamin Belt, Jr., planter; for £50; tract called Buck's Lodge on the north side of Paint Branch of the Eastern Branch; containing 250 acres; /s/ John Prather, Jr.; wit. Nathl. Wickham, John Beall; ack. John Prather, Jr.
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      1757-1759 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber PP [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 187. At the request of Benjamin Brashears the following Deed was recorded October 7, 1758
      Indenture made September 18, 1758; Benjamin Belt, Jr., planter in consideration of 45 pounds Sterling money of Great Britain paid by Benjamin Brashears, planter has sold part of a tract called "Pleasant Hill" containing 150 acres. Signed Benjamin Belt, Jr., in the presence of and acknowledged before Mordecai Jacob, Thomas Williams and at the same time Ruth Belt w/o Benjamin Belt, Jr., relinquished her right of dower
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      1757-1759 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber PP [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 189. At the request of Nacey {Ignatius} Brashears the following Deed was recorded October 7, 1758
      Indenture made September 18, 1758; Benjamin Belt, Jr., planter in consideration of 45 pounds Sterling money of Great Britain paid by Nacey Brashears, planter has sold part of a tract called "Pleasant Hill" containing 115 acres lying on the west side of Still House Branch that falls into the small deep branch of the Eastern Branch of Potomac River. Signed Benjamin Belt, Jr., in the presence of and acknowledged before Mordecai Jacob, Thomas Williams and at the same time Ruth Belt w/o Benjamin Belt, Jr., relinquished her right of dower
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      1772-1774 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber BB 3 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 116. At the request of Josias Beall the following Land Commission was recorded November 24, 1772
      Memorandum that on the special petition of Josias Beall preferred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in March in the 21th year of our Lordships Dominion and so forth for a land commission which was issued on April 9, 1772, in these words, to wit, Prince George's County Court, Maryland Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore and so forth; to Messrs Jonathan Slater, William Deakins, Abraham Boyd and Jasper Mauduit of PGCo Gentleman, whereas Josias Beall is seized of part a tract called "Lone Head" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town for a commission to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tract of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tract. Witness John Cooke, Gentleman, March 28, 1772 issued April 9, 1772, Thomas Sim Lee, Clk
      Advertisement, by virtue of a commission to examine evidences to prove the bounds of to prove the bounds of "Lone Head" we intend to meet on Tuesday, September 22nd next. Witness our hands and seals this August 8, 1772, Jonathan Slater, William Deakins, Jasper Mauduit
      Robert Lashley aged about 68 years, being at a bounded white oak standing on the east side of the northwest branch of the Eastern Branch of Potomac River and on the south side of the Half-Moon Marsh declares that about 25 years ago he took a lease for part of the tract called "Lone Head" of James Beall when Archibald Edmonston, Sr., surveyed part of the tract and laid out the parts or leases of Jeremiah Macknew and this deponent and began the survey at this tree which the said Edmonston declared it was a bounded tree of "Lone Head" or the beginning tree of "Lone Head" but does not remember
      Benjamin Belt, Jr. aged about 60 years declares that about 33 years ago his brother Joseph Belt intending to purchase a tract called "Henrietta Maria" applied to Mr. James Pearrie now deceased to show the land in company with the aforesaid Joseph Belt and this deponent and thence came to this tree which he said was the beginning tree of "Lone Head" belonging to James Beall. not having time to take all the examination the commission adjourned to tomorrow morning and met at the top of the hill where a large stone of a oak tree which is now set a sassafras post
      James Perrie aged about 42 years declares about 25 years ago Mr. James Pearrie, deceased father to this deponent showed him the lines of his land and coming to this place showed him a bounded red oak tree which this is the stump and told him it was James Beall's original tree and he asked him why it was called that and he replied that when old James Beall took up his land, meaning "Lone Head", he began at this tree and included my land in his survey that when the said James Beall found he had included the land he made a new survey and began at the bounded tree below the round marsh and run to the said James Pearrie, deceased bound tree and then came with his lines to this tree.
      John Pearrie aged about 36 or 37 years declares that he knew the bounded red oak tree which this is the stump upwards of 20 years ago which is always been esteemed the original tree of "Lone Head"
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      1780-1784 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber FF 1 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 171. At the request of Benjamin Belt the following Deed was recorded November 8, 1781
      Indenture made November 3, 1781; Nacy {Ignatius} Brashears, planter in consideration of 10500 pounds current money paid by Benjamin Belt, planter has sold tracts lying about 4 miles from Bladensburgh; two parts of "Pleasant Hill" containing 115 and 35 acres which two parcels were conveyed to him by Benjamin Belt, Jr., father of the aforesaid Benjamin Belt by deed bearing date September 18, 1758 and recorded October 7, 1758 in Liber PP, folio 189, 190 & 191. Also two parts of "Yarrow Farm" containing 6 ¼ acres and15 ¾ acres which were conveyed to him on an exchange by James Edmonston by deed bearing date August 30, 1773 and recorded October 28, 1773 in Liber BB, No. 2, folio 304 & 305; Also "Addition to Pleasant Hill" containing 25 acres. Signed Nacy Brashears in the presence of and acknowledged before Richard Henderson, Abraham Boyd and at the same time Pamelia Brashears w/o Nacy Brashears relinquished her right of dower

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