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

Anne Digges

Female 1685 - Aft 1753  (> 69 years)


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  • Name Anne Digges 
    Born 1685  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1753  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10890  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father William Digges,   b. 1652, 'Bellfield', York-Hampton, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1697, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Sewall,   b. 1658,   d. 17 Jun 1710, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Aug 1681  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Darnall,   b. 1682, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1735, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1704  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Darnall,   b. 1703,   d. Aft 1788, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 86 years)  [natural]
     2. Eleanor Darnall,   b. 1704, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     3. John Darnall,   b. 1708,   d. 9 Feb 1768, Frederick County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     4. Anne Darnall,   b. Abt 1712, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F7560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Digges, William, Chas. County, 19th Sept., 1695; 24th July, 1697.
      To wife Eliza:"Digges" Purchase,"' and 200 A., "Digges-Addition"' during life.
      to son Charles and hrs., sd. estate at death of wife; to pass successively to sons Nicholas and Edward Digges and their hrs.
      to son William and hrs., 115 A., "Baltimore's Gift."
      to sons Dudley and John, 1000 A., "Pierce's Encouragement, in Balto. Co.
      to son Nicholas and hrs., 1000 A., "'Elizabeth's Delight."
      Plantation on York R, to be used most advantageously for daus. Jane, Eliza:, Ann, and Mary.
      To wife Eliza:, personalty.
      Exs,: Wife Eliza: and son Edward.
      Test: Chas. Carroll, Henry Wharton, Wm. Browne.
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      1718 Diggs, Susanna Maria , Elizabeth and Mary, bros. Henry, Bennett and Nicho., godson Henry Diggs (2nd son of sister Susanna Maria Diggs) Golden Grove 1000 Will, Lowe, Anne,late of St. Mary's County, now of Prince George's Co.,14th June, 1718; 23rd May, 1718 New Town
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      Diggs, Charles, Prince George's County, 28th Jan., 1742; 28th May 1744.
      To dau. Anne, £500 and personalty.
      To dau. Mary Hill, £250 or 1000 A. "'Partnership" and 200 A. "Addition to Partnership"' as ex. sees fit.
      To son William, dwelling plantation "Warberton Manor" and "Frankland." At his death to pass to his oldest son Charles and hrs., and in turn to his oldest son. Shd. Charles be without hrs. this land to pass to his bro. Thomas and hrs. or in lieu of such to his bro. George and hrs.
      To sis. Anne Darnall, personalty.
      To son William, ex. and hrs. residue of estate real and personal in Maryland and elsewhere.
      Test: Anne Darnall, George Atwood, Henry Rozen, H. Darnall. 23.504,
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      10th Apr., 1714; 19th Apr., 1714. Will of Edward DIGGES of Prince George's County, MD. To brother John (DIGGES) and hrs., plantation and land "Barbadoes," also "Bangiah," devised testator by mother, Eliza: (DIGGES). To sister Mary DIGGES, sister DARNALL, certain negroes. To brother Notley ROZER and hrs., 1000 A., "Elizabeth's Delight," at the eastern branch. To nephews Henry and Edward NEALE, and their hrs., watermill at head of Port Tobacco Creek. To each Jesuit priest in the province, and to Rev. James HADDOCK, priest, personalty. To nephew Francis, son of brother Benjamin HALL, 50 A., part of land bought of Rich'd HARRISON, adjoining land of sd. Benjamin. To Col. Wm. WHITTINGTON and hrs., 2 tracts on eastern shore, viz., "Cedar Neck" and "Digges Point," for which he has already paid; also, to John SINNET and hrs., "Denby" in St. Mary's County, for which he has paid, and to Alexander HAMILTON part of "Bangiah Manor," at head of Portobacco branch, provided he pay remainder of purchase money, otherwise to be sold for benefit of estate. Exs. are desired to finish paying for land bought of Rich'd HARRISON on tract of Collington Branch, Prince George's County, also to sell 1000 A., more or less, in Cecil County, devised testator by Col. Henry DARNALL, half of proceeds to be given to Rev. Thomas MANSELL, priest, and residue for benefit of estate, and to sell 1050 A., "Brandferd," on Tuckahoe branch, eastern shore, proceeds to be used to benefit of estate. In event of there remaining any claim for lands, negroes, stock, etc., bought from cous. Charles PYE, sd. claim to be placed against brother William DIGGES and hrs., for whose use sd. purchases were made. Exs. are empowered to pay all money due at college of St. Omers, to Feb., 1711, for education of brother Dudley DIGGES, provided he make no claim against test. as ex. of estate of father or of mother; and to him is devised, if he return to the province within 3 yrs. and shall not take holy orders, certain negroes. To brothers Charles, William, John and Dudley DIGGS, and sister Mary and child. of sister Mary NEALE, i. e., niece Mary and her brothers --, residue of personal estate. Residue of realty to be sold and distributed to 3 brothers, Chas., William and John, to niece Mary WHARTON, child. afsd. of sister NEALE, and to niece and goddau. Eliza: ROZER and to William HUNTER and brother Robert BROOKE, priests, for holy purposes, proceeds which shall accrue from sale of residue of lands. Exs.: Brothers Charles and William DIGGES, Henry DARNALL, Anthony NEALE and Benja. HALL. Test: Thos. BROOKE, Clement BROOKE, Randall GARLAND, Anthony HUDSON, John De WITT. (13. 673. Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 4)
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 313
      Enrolled at request of Capt- John Hyde 10 Sep 1728:
      Indenture, 2 Apr 1728; Between Henry Darnall and Anne his wife of one part and John Hyde of Poplar, Middlesex, Great Britain, merchant; for 5s; a tract all His Lordship's Kindness adjoining the dwelling plantation of Henry Damall; containing 7,000 acres (except 300 acres Henry Darnall conveyed to his eldest son Henry Darnall); also Mark's Place of 1,100 acres;
      also two tracts commonly called Timberly and General's Gift, each containing 500 acres, excepting such parts of the last 2 tracts heretofore conveyed by Darnall to John Miller and Arnold Livers & so many acres of all these 4 tracts; one commonly called The Defence containing 150 acres; another called Hayle's Adventure 150 acres; Charles Hills of 500 acres whereof 200 acres belonging to Darnall; the fourth commonly called Darnall's Delight containing 1,900 acres to be the same as with the sd. tract called Mark's Place and the unsold parts of the said 2 tracts called Timberly and General's Gift shall make up together 2,500 acres; part of the estate of Col. Henry Darnall granted 5 Mar 1705 and conveyed by will dated 1711 to this Henry; also 1,500 acres part of another tract called Barbadoes in Charles Co. originally granted Elizabeth Wharton, widow, and from her to John Digges, her son by her 2nd husband; Digges sold to Henry Darnall; /s/ Henry Darnall, Anne Darnall; wit. Charles Gattliffe, Wm. Suell; ack. 7 Sep 1728 by Henry Damall, Esq., and Anne his wife
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      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 315
      Enrolled at request of Capt. John Hyde 10 Sep 1728:
      Indenture, 3 Apr 1728; Between Henry Darnall, Esq- and Anne his wife of one part and John Hyde of Poplar, Middlesex, merchant; Henry Darnall seized in fee simple of land in previous indenture; also part of Anne Arundel Manor in Anne Arundel Co. containing 2,300 acres for the residue of a lease expiring in Aug 1730; Hyde agreed to absolute purchase of land described in previous indenture for sum of £5,440; also a large number of slaves; [7 pages of text]; /s/ Henry Darnall, Anne Darnall; wit. Charles Gattliffe, Wm. Suell; ack. 7 Sep 1728
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1756-1759
      Volume 702, Page 259

      Prince Georges County fs.t
      The Examination or Deposition of
      Mad.m Ann Darnall Aged Sixty five Years or there abouts
      taken upon Oath before Edward Spriggs Justice of the Peace
      of the aforesaid County this 24.th day of September 1750

      This Examinant or Deponant Saith that she was
      Personately acquainted with M.r Ignatious Brook
      in Great Britain and Know'd the said Brook to be a
      Priest of the Church of Rome and that to the best of
      her Remembrance she has heard the said Brook
      Say Mass and the said Brook told this Deponant that
      he lived in Sheffeld and Exersized the function of a
      Priest in those parts This Deponant further Saith
      that she knew M.r Matthew Brook and that the said
      dyed in this Province and was Buried at Port Tobacco
      in Charles County as she was told by M.r Robert Brook
      and Sundry others but was not at his funeral and
      further Saith not
      Sworn to Before me Ann Darnall
      the Day above
      Edw.d Sprigg

      Recorded at the Instance of Thomas Gantt
      === Henry's wife signed as JR, which leads me to believe Henry's Mother was still alive
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 99. At the request of Thomas Grimes, Sr. the following Lease was recorded January 3, 1752/3
      Indenture made July 6, 1752; Henry Darnall and Ann Darnall his wife and Henry Darnall, Jr., in consideration of 5 shillings current money of Maryland paid by Samuel Roundell have demised and granted to farm let a tract called "The Addition" on which Henry Darnall, Jr., lately dwelt containing 200 acres and whereon his dwelling house now stands lying on the side of the main branch of Piscataway Creek. To have and to hold for 21 years from the date hereof paying yearly 1 peppercorn if demanded. Signed Henry Darnall, Ann Darnall, Jr., Henry Darnall, Jr., in the presence of John Hepburn, Robert Stokes and acknowledged before John Hepburn

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