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

James Green Martin

Male Bef 1729 - Aft 1780  (> 53 years)


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  • Name James Green Martin 
    Born Bef 1729  Poplar Hill Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1780  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I108137  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father Stephen Martin,   b. Abt 1681,   d. 26 Mar 1746, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Jane Green,   b. Abt 1681,   d. Between 1753 and 1763, Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Bef 8 Feb 1723/24  Poplar Hill Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F38239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel MNU Martin,   b. Bef 1733,   d. Aft 1763  (Age > 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1750  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F42651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • John Hobbs On 14 Aug. 1741, he bought 200 acres of "Martin's Luck" from Thomas Worthington, merchant, the deed being witnessed by Henry Ridgely and Charles Griffith (Anne Arundel Deeds, Liber RB#1, folio 88). He sold this tract on 4 Nov. 1742 to Dr. Joshua Warfield, as witnessed by John Howard and Caleb Dorsey (Anne Arundel Deeds, Liber RB#3, folio 196).


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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 119. At the request of Richard Isaac, Jr., the following Deed was recorded June 27, 1751
      Indenture made April 6, 1751; James Green Martin, wheelwright, in consideration of 10 pounds sterling money and 5 pounds current money paid by Richard Isaac, Jr., a tract called "Martin's Fancy" containing 50 acres beginning near a road called Odell's Road and facing the Piney Branch of the eastern branch of Potomac River. Signed James Green Martin in the presence of John Beall, Jr., John Holmes and acknowledged before James Edmonston, Mordicai Jacob and at the same time Rachel Martin, wife of James Green Martin relinquished her right of dower.
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      HOBBS, JOHN, SR., Frederick Co. 1 Jan, 1766; 2 Apr, 1768
      Wife: Elizabeth.
      Children: Leonard, Nicholas, Greenbury and Charles. Tract "Here I Begin, on Bush Creek.
      Exs: Elizabeth and Leonard Hobs.
      Wit: Thomas Babbit, Francis Davis, James Green Martin.
      8 Sep, 1768: Leonard Hobbs refused to administer. 36. 616

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      1761-1763 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      545. Col. Thomas Cresap recorded bond 18 July 1763. I James Marten of FC, trader, am bound for 300 pcm Va. dated 22 July 1755, the condition ofthe obligation is that the above bounden James Martin will well and truly maker over unto Thomas Cresap, that tract ofland'on the south Branch of the Potomack River on the west side ofthe aforesaid branch, whereon a certain John French dwells, being the 62 lot of land as distinguished in the plat. Signed James Martin before C. Wyatt, Samuel Plumb by his mark, Elizabeth Penn by her mark. Duty paid John Damall.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1763-1767; Liber TT {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 86. At the request of Richard Henderson the following Deed was recorded September 8, 1763
      Indenture made September 6, 1763; James Green Martin, carpenter son and heir at law to Jane Martin late of PGCo in consideration of 30 pounds current money paid by Richard Henderson merchant of Bladensburg has sold a tract which the said Jane Martin bought of James McLair [sic Macclain] on or about July 27, 1744 called "Widows Purchase" being part of a tract called "Cranfords Adventure" containing 50 acres. Signed James Green Martin in the presence of and acknowledged before Mordecai Jacob, Christopher Lowndes and at the same time Rachel Martin wife of James Green Martin relinquished her right of dower
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      1765-1768 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      283-284. James Martin recorded 31 Oct. 1765, made 28 Oct. 1765, between Joseph Chapline of FC, for 2.. 10, lott in Sharpsburg #51,20 perches in breadth and 40 perches in length. To pay annual rents. Signed Joseph Chapline, before Jos. Smith, Saml Beall, Junr. Receipt. Ack & reI. of dower by Ruhamah Chapline
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      1767-1770 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      437-439. James Martin recorded 18 August 1768, made 1 August, between Christian Orndorft, and James Martin, who for 33 ..8..9 paid by Christian Orndorff, sells lot in Sharpsburgh #7, 103 ft. by 206 ft. William Orndorfto pay rents, signed James Martin before Jos Smith, Jas Smith. Receipt. Ack.

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      1768-1770 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      704. Timothy Whitehead recorded supersedeas against William Burton, Samuel Swearingen and James Green Martin, for 10 shillings 9 pence debt and for 2 shillings 6 pence constables costs before Justices of Frederick County debt to be paid by 10 February next. Made 20 June 1769 before David Lynn.
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      In the spring of 1772, William Scott is styled as "of Winchester" when he entered into a lease on the first piece of property he had purchased. He leased those 76 acres to HENRY BAKER, also of Winchester. The witnesses to this transaction were JOHN LOLURY, JAMES GREEN MARTIN, Sr., and JOHN LUPTON. On the next page a release of the same property is recorded between WILLIAM SCOTT and his wife, RACHEL to HENRY BAKER for consideration of 70. [Frederick Co. VA Land Rcds, Bk. 15, pp. 300-301; rec'd 4 Mar 1772.]

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      Thoas wrote his will November 23, 1777 and it is recorded Loudoun County, Va., Will Book B, page 319-320,

      SQUIRES THOS. Will
      In the name of God Amen I Thomas SQUIRES of Loudoun County planter being in good health and Body and of sound and perfect mind and memory (thanks be to God for it) but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God who gave it in hopes of a Joyful Resurrection at the last day, my Body I commend to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named and as for such worldly Estate which God of his exceeding bounty has been pleased to bless me with my Debts funeral charges and other expenses being first there at duly paid and satisfied I order and dispose of the same as follows viz Imprimus I give and Bequeath unto my loving wife Ann the Plantation whereon I now dwell and the same to be entirely at her disposal in as full and effectual manner as I myself can do at the present and further I bequeath unto her on Negro boy name John Roszell for and during the term of her natural life and after her Decease to be sold and produce to go among my Children likewise two of my Feather Beds and furniture at her choice, likewise her choice of any two of my horses her choice of two Cows and Calves, Six Ewes, two breeding Sows, all my Geese, Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Daughter Sally Thirty pounds Virginia currency Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Daughter Mary Wife to William Hancocke Five shillings having provided for her before: Item my Will my Will and desire is that all the rest and residue of my estate as well Real as Personal may be sold as soon as conveniently maybe after my decease allowing twelve Months Credit for the same, and the produce thereof to be equally divided amongst all my children (the above said Mary excepted) and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said loving Wife Ann whole and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all former Wills by me at anytime heretofore made declaring this and this only to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of November in the Year of Our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy seven.

      Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator as and for his only last Will and Testament in presence of

      James Grn Martin

      H.J. POTTEN

      Stephen TOLEE

      Thos s SQUIRES (S.S.)

      At a Court held for Loudoun County February the 14th 1780 This Will was Proved by the oaths of James Green Martin, Henry POTTEN and Stephen TOLEE the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded And on the motion of Ann SQUIRES the Executrix therein named who made oath according to Law, Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form she giving Security Whereupon the said Ann with Joseph MOXLEY and Henry LOYD her Securities entered into and acknowledged their Bonds the Penalty of Thirty Thousand pounds, Conditioned as the Law directs.

      By November 11, 1783 Ann (Tolle) Squires was married to John Piles On that date John Piles and Ann his wife, "Executrix of the last will and Testament of her late husband Thomas Squires" sued John Spencer and Manlove Tennant, in the Loudoun County courts to collect Sixty pounds and Eight Shillings plus forty Shillings in Damage."

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