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

James Bigger

Male Bef 1661 - 1707  (> 46 years)


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  • Name James Bigger 
    Birth Bef 1661  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 21 Feb 1707  Prince George's County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11807  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father John Bigger,   b. Bef 1639   d. 27 Feb 1676, Calvert County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne MNU Bigger,   b. Abt 1643, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1678, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Bef 1659  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Colmore,   b. Abt 1688, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Nov 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1706  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Mary MNU Nuthall,   b. Bef 1658   d. Bef 1705, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 47 years) 
    Marriage Bef 10 Aug 1686  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Bigger,   b. Abt 1690, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1722, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 33 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. John Bigger,   b. 1694, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     3. Mary Bigger,   b. Bef 1711, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F8162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Bigger, James, Prince George's County, 4th May, 1705; 1st Oct., 1711.
      To son John and hrs., part of "Beale's Chance;" he dying without issue, to pass to daus. Margarett and Mary and their hrs.
      to daus. afsd. and hrs., 200 A., "Blackland."
      to wife Eliza extx: dwelling plantation and 120 A., part of " Beale's Chance." which is to revert to son John afsd at her decease,
      Trustee: Brother John Bigger.
      Test: Jeremiah Macnew, Joshua Cecil, Anne Edwards. 13. 439,
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      Capt. James Bigger 25.388 I Page £171.1.3 Feb 21 1706
      Servants mentioned: Anne Edwards, Brent Allmost.
      Appraisers: Mr. Paull Busey, Benjamin Berry.
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      Capt. James Bigger 29.31 A Page £171,1,2 £270,17,0 Nov 22 1708
      Received from: Mr. Isaac Milner (merchant), James Hutwell, executor of John Boulton, Elisabeth Hutwell, William Midleton, Ja. Boulton, Robert Middleton, Ninian Beall.
      Payments to: James Hutwell [Nutwell] (orphan of deceased), Elisabeth Nutwell (orphan of deceased), Mary Nutwell (orphan of deceased), John Boulton (orphan of deceased), James Boulton (orphan of deceased), John Frogg, Thomas Bell, Mrs. William Stone, Maj. Wilson, Mr. Thomas Greenefield (administrator of ------
      Charlett), Mr. James Haddock, Clark Skinner, Robert Stratton,
      Mentions: Jeremiah Macknew,
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Beanes, wife of William Beanes.
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      1670 Bigger, John Beale 200 Patent Record 14, Page 181 Charles County ?
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      Bigger, John, Patuxent R., Calvert Co., 12th Nov., 1675; 27th Jan., 1675.
      To eld. son John, 300 A. on w. branch of Patuxent R.
      To son James, 300 A., part of "Bell's Chance."
      To son Walter, residue of "Bell's Chance," and "Two Good," on Charles' Branch.
      To dau. Mary Stokeley, 200 A., "Mussell Shell."
      To wife Ann, execx., 200 A. on Fronson's Ck. absolutely, and to have charge of entire estate during minority of all child.
      Test: Arthur Ludford, Jas. Canaday. 2. 379.
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      James Nuthall 9.98 A £196.11.0 #2261 Aug 10 1686
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #39107.
      Payments to: Mr. Richard Jenkins, William Taylard.
      Executrix: Margrett Bigger, wife of James Bigger.
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      George Parker 10.39 1 CA £374.14.10 Jun 6 1688
      Servants mentioned: Samuell Wattkings, Daniel Yate, Peter Tyms, Mathew Browne, John Lessum, John Hall (boy), Thomas Kilby, Henry Gamble.
      Appraisers: John Craycroft, Edward Isacke.
      List of debts: Benjamin Evans, John Browne, John White, Mr. Richard Smith, Joseph Sgowe, Murphey Ward, Daniell Phillips, Thomas West, William Browne, Jeremiah Eldridge, Thomas Marchant, John Ramsey, Jervis Windford, Thomas Wilson, Edward Barlock, Evan Thomas, Peter Mill, Peter Burgess, Henry Mackedowell, Samuell Prestone, John Peirce, John Dunne, James Dunne, Thomas Hughs, James Addams, Robert Blackehorne, Thomas Cade, Thomas King, Joseph Waters, Paul Huggins, Richard Harker Henry Brent, Robert Reed, William Wadsworth, John Morris, John Bennet, Samuell Clewly, Jeremiah Sheradine, Thomas Brooke, James Bigger, John Godsgrace, Herman Churchyard, James Martine, Mr. Nathaniell Dare, Richard Harrison, Richard Marsham, John Cobroth, George Bussey, Thomas Wilson, Nicholas Spourne, Richard Derham, Abraham Clarke, Mr. Francis Hutchings, William Hutchingson, Francis Collier, Thomas Tursley, Hugh Ellis, William Martine, Gilbert Deaver, Henry Mitchell, Maj. Ninian Beale, John Howard, Roger Brooke, Thomas Hedge, John Woodward, Capt. Henry Hanslapp, John Gray, George Surges, Mathew Hughes, Alexander Mackforland, Leonard Cortes, John Waters, Thomas Burford, Thomas Cryfeild, Walter Car, Robert Orme & Richard Thornebury, Otho Holland, John Woodley, Richard Thornebury, William Edwards, William Grove, John Thornebury, Thomas Hooker, James Powell, Lydia Connant, James Murrey, Joseph Storey, Hugh Riley, John Merriton, Hugh Gill, Francis Lugger, Benjamin Williams, Charles Reniger, Samuell Chew, Robert Gotta, Robert Proctor, Edward Talbott, Nicholas Nicholson, William Meeres, Jonathon Harrwood, Anthony Smith, Thomas Morgan, John Scutte, Samuell Reniger, John Wagstaffe, Samuell Thomas, Jacob Duhattaway, Edward Burford, Ralph Cooper, John Sealy, John Bearnount, Nemiah Birkehead, Ann Birkehead, Francis Mead, Christopher Rowles, Mathew Howard, John Baldwin, Edward Quinn, John Strood, Henry Sewall, Robert Symes, Richard Morse, John Sollors, Capt. John Browne, Hugh Loyd, Mathew Beale, Samuell Constable, Col. Jowles, Capt. Francis Partis, John Meads & Richard Weller, Daniell Longman, Ann Jones, Roger Baker, Miles Gibson, Cornelius Comiges, Thomas Simpson, Maj. Joseph Weekes, Mary Ringold on bill from her husband, John Browne, Josias Lanham, Solomon Thomas, Samuel]. Prestone assigned from Richard Broughton, Henry Hooper, John Edmonson, William Blankinstone, Michaell Taney, Francis Mauldinglby, Nathan Dawe, William Howes, Ann Bankes, Richard Martine, Joseph Harrison, John Sommers, James Dorsey, widow Cogdale, Evin Rue, Robert Brashire, Rebecha Bateman, William Fennell, John Smith, John Bryan, William Lackenden, John Fowler, Doter Evans, Nicholas Butteram, Thomas Nelson, Pheby Little, James Mann, Paule Scarfeild, John Underwood, William Farmer, Alice Botler, Henry Rigden, Richard Poole, John Johnson, Edward Booker, William Stafford, John Hales, Timothy Owen, Robert Taxtone, James Connell, John Longman (administrator of Robert Claxen), Daniell Scott, widow of Edward Griffith, Richard Webb, Nicholas Aldridge, John Davis, John Radford, John Jarrett, Richard Butte, John Brookes, William Walker, John Rastrick, Thomas Shinfeild, Philip Dennis, Thomas Maddox, lawrence Draper, Samuell Underwood, Simon Herring, John Davis, John Beere, John Heathcoate, Matthew Ellistone, Richard Ball, John Rodgers, Alexander Younger, Thomas Shirdicog, Charles Olden, William Wardaker, John Curror, John Wright, Solomon Wright, John Mantle, Thomas Tasbury, Rebecha Hall, Joseph Higgins, Enoch Boulton, Edward Gibbs, John Southhill, Thomas Tannt, John Ireland, Humphrey Watersworth, Thomas Richards, Robert Wright, Edward Pinne, Benjamin Bibb, Henry Johnson, Thomas Tannt, Lewis Blangey, William Marshall, Robert Langley, Edward Booker.
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      John Bowling 9.32 A £103.14.2 Jul 9 1686 [CA now Prince George's MD]
      Payments to: Elisabeth Blackwell, William Marshall, Mr. Richard Marsham, Philip Lawrence, Mr. Thomas Holladay upon account of William Pagan & Co., Joseph Woodrosse upon account of John Abbington, Thomas Greenfeild, James Bigger, Thomas Gant, William Taylard.
      Executrix: Mary Evans, wife of Benjamin Evans.
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      Richard Charlett 15.1 I CA Jul 31 1696 Oct 27 1696
      Appraisers: George Naylor (also George Nalor), Josh. Cecell.
      Approvers: William Barton, John Wightt.
      List of debts: Daniel Danilsone, Richard Steevens, Phillip Gittins, Richard Wallis, William Hill, Samuell Warren, Ignatius Craycroft, Richard Chaffey, Thomas Collier, Michael Taney bill to John Kelley, Lawrence Rowland, Samuell Warcupp, Martin Faulkner, Matthew Burnam, Jabez Greening, Thomas Tawney note to pay Browne, Jacob Morland, William Punch, James Rumsey, Phillip Tattersale, Jonathon Willson, Mr. Henry Lowe, Thomas Daviss, John Jossling,
      James Browne, George Ransomer Lawrence Rowland, Henry Pope, Benjamin Greear, William Carter, William Rous, Joshua Cecell, Charles Tracey.
      List of desperate debts; Benjamin Greear, James Browne, Andrew Oggden, Phillip Cooxsey, Thomas Tawney, Henry Trueman, John Sothoron, Mr. Sprigg, George Walls, Martin Faulkner, Mr. Deacre, Ruth Hide, Robert Dove, Joseph Greear, William Rouse, Col. Henry Jowles, goods delivered by James Bigger, William afford, Marke Catterton, Phillip Willasey, William Selley, John Sprigg, Samuell Peters, John Cooper, Michaell Swift, Jacob Morland, John Henry, Henry Pender, John Stone, John Robinsone, Thomas Lawsone, William lounge, Richard Jenkins, Jonas Parker, Mr, Southorne, Jabez Greening, Thomas Collier, George Walls, William Willson, William Graves, William Carter, Henry Biggs, Robert Gates, Thomas Neilson, Mr, Sprigg, Phillip Allen, Jonathon Samwaies, Gabriell Burnam, Joseph Frye, John Maurice, Jonathon Willson, Thomas Price, Ralph Bagley, William Hill, John Murth, William Offord Robert Dove, Ignatius Craycroft, Capt. James Keetch, Sarah Pearce, William Barker, John Howson, James Cobb, John Edenfield, Mr. Deacres, John Wright, John Robesone, Samuell Mason, Lawrence Rowlane, Phillip Tattersale, William Tagg, Robert Leech, Jonathon Prather, Capt. Wharton, Jonathon Goozey, Edward Dawson, Richard Hill, Thomas Daviss, Philli Cooksey, John Robesone, Henry Trueman, Francis Capshan, Richard Chaffer Benjamin Greear, William Williams, Thomas Cooke, Richard Clarke, Richard Wall s, John Gallon, Robert Gates, Michaell Cranley, Thomas Bowling, Daniell Danielsone, Dennis Mahane, Joseph Letchworth, William Rouse, John Dunkin, Peter Villet, John Henry, Jonathon Willsone, Mr. Barton, Isaac Williams, Matthew Burnam, Henry Fernley, Richard Stevens, Phillip Gittings, Garret Cumberford, William Mills, Michaell Tawney, John Kelly, George Jones, Charles Watson, Charles Carrell, Thomas Gaunt, Garret Vanswaringan, John Dosset, Ignatius Cracroft, John Cave, Hugh Ellis, James Bigger.
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      1696-1702 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber A, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Indenture, 13 November 1696
      From: JOHN MIRTH, son of JOHN MIRTH late of Calvert Co. (but signed the division of the said Co. in P. G. Co.), planter.
      To: JAMES GAMBLING of P. G. County, planter Price: 8o pounds sterling
      Property: Part of "Woods Joy" on the south side of the Patuxent River in Calvert County, said tract being the "remaining part of 300 acres not formerly sold to MICH'LL FARMER"; said tract bounding on land of HENRY POPE and PATRICK CAMELL, and on the river. Note - CECILIUS, Lord Proprietor, granted 500 acres in Calvert County, otherwise P. G. County, on the south side of the Patuxent River to EDWARD WOOD, 25 May 1663. This tract was known as "Woods Joy." On 2 October 1669, said EDWARD WOOD conveyed 300 acres of this tract to JOHN MIRTH. This 300 acres was on the south side of the Patuxent River running from HENRY POPE'S land up the river to PATRICK CAMELL'S land.
      Signature: JOHN MIRTH (mark)
      Wit.: WILL.WILKINSON, AUGUS. CARLETON, WILLIAM BARTON, JOHN WIGHTE.
      Ackn'd: JOHN MIRTH, 17 November 1696
      Recorded: 24 November 1696, Vol. A, Page 12

      1696-1702 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber A, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Quit Claim, 13 November 1696
      From: JAMES BIGGERS of Charles Co.
      To: JAMES GAMBLING of P. G. Co. Price: A "competent sum of money"
      Property: 200 acres, part of a tract called "Woods Joy" on the south side of the Patuxent River; sold
      by JOHN MIRTH of P. G. Co. to the said JAMES GAMBLIN by deed of this date.
      Signature: JAMES BIGGERS
      Wit.: WILL. WILKINSON, AUGUS. CARLETON, WILL. BARTON, JOHN WIGHTE.
      Ackn'd: (none)
      ===
      1696-1702 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber A, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Recorded: (no date specified), Vol. A, Page 14 Quit Claim, 12 November 1696
      From: JOHN MIRTH, son of JOHN MIRTH, late of Calvert Co.
      To: Capt. JAMES BIGGERS of Charles Co.
      Price: A "competent sum of money"
      Property: 200 acres, part of a tract called "Woods Joy," on the south side of the Patuxent River.
      Signature: JOHN MIRTH (mark)
      Wit.: GEORGE JACKSON, JAMES BOULTON (mark), WILLIAM BARTON JOHN WIGHTE.
      Ackn'd: (none)
      Recorded: 24 November 1696, Vol. A, Page 15
      ===
      1696-1702 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber A, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Indenture and Release, 28 April 1697
      From: WALTER BIGGER of Calvert County, gent., son of JOHN BIGGER of Patuxent River.
      To: WILLIAM SELBY of P. G. Co.
      Price: 100 pounds sterling
      Property: All the remaining 350 acres of a tract called "To Good" on the west side of Patuxent River; bounded by land formerly laid out for Mr. CHRISTOPHER ROUSBY called "Croome," by land of ROBERT RIGLEY called "Timberly" and "Generals Gift." This was part of a 450 acre tract in Calvert County, now P. G. County, granted to JOHN BIGGER, 1 August 1672, and by him bequeathed to WALTER BIGGER in a will dated 12 November 1675; 100 acres of the tract had been conveyed to JONATHAN PRATER; JOHN BIGGER, eldest son of JOHN BIGGER, late of said County, released all his right and claim to the said 350 acres to the said WILLIAM SELBY with witnesses ROB'T SKINNER, WILLIAM HEAD, and WILLIAM BARTON. JAMES BIGGER, second son of JOHN BIGGER, late of Calvert County, likewise released all his right and claim to this lot with witnesses JOHN MURTH (mark), and WILLIAM BARTON.
      Signature: WALTER BIGGER
      Wit.: NINIAN BEALL, E. BATSON, SARAH BARTON Ackn'd: WALTER BIGGER, 28 April 1697
      Recorded: 23 November 1697, Vol. A, Page 68A
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      1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 123a: Indenture, 31 Jul 1703
      From: Jeremiah Macknew, planter of Prince George's County
      To: Capt. James Bigger, Gent
      James Macknew bound himself a servant of "his own free voluntary will" for "good causes and considerations" to James Bigger for 6 years "day and night"; James Bigger to pay all debts of Macknew and to pay the sheriffs clerk attorney fees, to give Macknew a young horse in 12 months and to supply meat, drink, washing and lodging and necessary apparel
      Signed: Jeremiah Macknew (mark) and James Bigger
      Witnessed: Josiah Willson, James Nuttwell (mark) and James Bonifont (mark)
      ===
      1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 121b: Apprenticeship, 12 Dec 1704
      From: John Bigger, son of Cap't James Bigger of Prince George's County
      To: Thomas Beall, Jr., carpenter of Prince George's County
      With the consent of his father John Bigger has apprenticed himself to Thomas Beall, Jr., to learn the "science or trade" of carpentering until age 21; John shall not waste the goods of his master at dice or cards or any unlawful game and he shall not go to ordinaries or drinking; at the end of the apprenticeship the master shall give the apprentice a suite of apparel of linen and woolen, shoes, stockings and hat and one set of carpenter tools; during apprenticeship he shall give the apprentice enough schooling so that he can read, write and do accounts
      Signed: John Bigger (mark) and Thomas Beall
      Witnessed: James Stoddart and Josiah Willson
      ===
      Charles County Court Records, June 1738 Court, Liber T#2, Page 464.
      Pursuant to the order of last Mar CC Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Nuthalls Branch, in possession of Jona: and Allen Davies. Commissioners appointed: Henry Hawkins, John Adams, William Middleton, and John Thomas, Gent (not being any way related to the Petitioner, contiguous Proprietor, nor interested in the sd land). Whereas Jona: Davies Sr and Allen Davies, seized of Nuthalls Branch, lying in CC, on Mar 17, petitioned to CC Court, before Robt. Hanson, Gent, and his associates, CC Justices, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of sd tract of land.
      And now here, Wm. Middleton & Jno Thomas return to Court here the Commission afd with the following certificate and depositions: we certify that we took the examination of all such witnesses as came before us relating to the bounds of the land mentioned in sd Commission. Signed Apr 21, 1738 - Wm. Middleton, John Thomas.

      CC, Apr 13, 1738. The deposition of Colo: Robt: Hanson, age about 58, who says that in the year 1725, he resurveyed a tract of land called Nutwells Branch, for Charles Craycroft, and that he believes the bounded white oak by which he now stands, to be the beginning tree of the afd land. Signed - Robt: Hanson.

      CC, Apr 13, 1738. The deposition of Charles Craycroft, age about 38, who says that the bounded white oak by which he now stands is the beginning tree mentioned in Colo: Hanson's Deposition, and is the 1st beginning tree of the land which this deponent sold to Jana: Davies Sr and Allen Davies, by the name of Nuthalls Branch. Signed - Charles Craycroft.

      CC, Apr 13, 1738. The deposition of Peter Hoggins, age about 44, who says that the white oak mentioned in the other depositions, that he now stands by, he believes to be the beginning tree of Nuthalls Branch and the beginning boundary of a tract of land Charles Craycroft sold to Jona: Davies Sr and Allen Davies, and that this deponent carried the chain to lay the afd land out, and that Charles Craycroft was present at the same time. Signed - Peter Hoggins.

      CC, Apr 13, 1738. The deposition of Jona: Davies Jr, age about 34, who says that he saw the white oak by which he now stands bounded for the beginning tree of a tract of land Charles Craycroft sold Jona: Davies Sr, which he now dwells on, and that Charles Craycroft was by at the same time. Signed - Jana: Davies Jr.
      CC, Apr 13, 1738. The deposition of Geo: Walls, age about 76, who declares that a white oak by which he now stands was shown to him by Thomas Lawson about 40 years ago, to be a bounded tree of a tract of land whereon James Bigger then lived on, and is now in the possession of Jona: Davies Sr, and the sd tree stands near the bounded tree mentioned in Colo: Robert Hanson's deposition. Signed - George (/\ his mark) Walls.

      Apr 21, 1738. The deposition of William Carter, aged about 79, who says that about 50 years ago, he saw a bounded white oak standing in a branch near the place where he now stands and near the tree mentioned in Geo: Walls' deposition. Signed - William (F his mark) Carter.

      Apr 21, 1738. The deposition of Philip Willoce, age about 73, who says that near the place where he now stands, he heard Elias Nuthall tell Mr. Ignat: Craycroft that there or thereabouts stood a bounded tree of his Brothers Land, which sd tree stands near the place mentioned in Walls' and Carter's depositions. Signed - Philip (P his mark) Willoce.

      The deposition of Jona: Davies Jr, age about 34, who says that he was present when Charles Craycroft bound a chestnut tree by which he now stands for the 1st bound tree of a parcel of land containing 70 acres whereon Allen Davies now lives, which the sd Craycroft sold to Allen Davies for and in consideration of 100 acres of land, part of a tract of land called Aliens Addition, and a crown paid in hand at the sd bound tree. Signed - Jona: Davies Jr.

      The deposition of Charles Craycroft, age about 38, who says that he bounded the chestnut tree by which he now stands, for the 1st bounded tree of a parcel of land he sold to Allen Davies, containing 70 acres out of part of a tract of land called Nuthalls Branch. Signed - Charles Craycroft. Apr 13, 1738.

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