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

Thomas Addison

Male 1715 - 1770  (55 years)


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  • Name Thomas Addison 
    Born 26 May 1715  St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Nov 1770  St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11897  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

  • Notes 
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      ADDISON, Thomas, Prince George's Co. 4 Nov., 1770; 11 Nov, 1770
      To brother Henry Addison.
      To Housekeeper Rachel Watkins, John Addison Smith. Thomas Addison. Refers to his service as Captain in the 28th Regiment of Foot.
      Tract: "Brothers Joint Interest"
      EX.. Thomas Addison.
      Wit: Robert St, Clair, William Tuell, Rachel Tuell. 38.254

      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.388,397. 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.139.
      (3) "A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789," Vol. 1 (John Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore) p.100-101. Biographies of John and Thomas Addison.

      ! Birth: (1a) Thurs., 26 May 1715, 12 o'Clock, St. John's or St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, s/o Col. Thomas Addison/Eleanor Smith. (3) 1715, brother of John Addison.
      Never married: (1)
      Death: (3) 1770.

      ADDISON, Thomas., Esq., died Thurs,, 27th ult,., at his house on Potomac, in his 56th year; sometime Major of His Majesty's 35th Regiment of Foot. He left the bulk of his property to his nephew, Thomas Addison., Esq.., of Oxon-Hill. (Dec. 6, 1770)

      (2) 1754, 23 May: Capt. Thomas Addison reported a stray bull & heifers at his plantation at Gisborough, at the mouth of the Eastern Branch of Potowmack River, Prince George's County, Maryland.

      mm: rachel Garrich sells the lands mentioned in Thomas Addisons will in 1773 to Luke Jefferson
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3; Page 219. At the request of Luke Jefferson the following Deed was recorded May 25, 1773
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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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      Thomas Windon l.445 PG £44.15.l Dec 21 1717
      Appraisers: William Elliott, Alexander Harbert (also Alexander Herbert
      Creditors: Thomas Addison, Joseph Newton.
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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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      Haddock, James, gent, Prince George's County, 16th Sept., 1726; 2nd May, 1731.
      To nephew John Gibson and hrs., 1/2 of "Weston," lying on Collington, now in poss. of John Green, after decease of wife Sarah; and personalty.
      To grandson James Haddock Waring and hrs., other half afsd. tract.
      To son Marsham Waring, Basil Waring, John Murdock and Samuel Perrie, and to each of their wives, one mourning ring; also to godson James Wilson, Coll. Thomas Addison and to each of his 2 sons Thomas and Henry Addison a mourning ring.
      To 3 sisters Elizabeth Gibson, Sarah Newland and Mary Reynolds, 20s. each.
      To wife Sarah, extx., and hrs., lot and house in Marlborough Town bou. from John Middleton, also use of "Weston" during life; residue of estate absolutely,
      Test: Winnefred Simmons, Henry Keene, Edward Owen, John Barton. 20,197,
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1765-1770
      Volume 725, Page 384

      This Indenture made this twenty ninth Day of April in the Year seventeen hundred and sixty eight Between Thomas Addison Junior of Prince Georges County in the Province of Maryland Gentleman of the one part and Addison Murdock of the same County and Province Gentleman and John Murdock of Frederick County in the Province aforesaid Junior of the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Addision Junior for and in Consideration of the sum of five shillings Sterling Money to him in Hand paid by the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock at and before the ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and therefrom acquit and discharge the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns by these presents Hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto them the said Addison Murdockand John Murdock All the Right title Interest property Claim and demand whatsoever as well in Law as in Equity of him the said Thomas Addison Junior of in and to a Tract or parcel of Land called Addisons Choice lying and being in Frederick County and of in and to every part and parcel thereof together with all and singular the Houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings Gardens Orchards Meadows Commons Pastures feedings Trees Woods Underwoods ways paths Waters Water Courses Easements profits Commodities Advantages Emoluments and Hereditaments whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise Appertaining And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and Profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances To have and to hold the said Tract or parcel of Land and all his the said Thomas Addison Junior's Right title Interest property claim and demand whatsoever of in and to the same and premisses and every part and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances unto them the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock their Executors Administrators and Assigns from the Day next before the Day of the Date of these presents for and during and until the full end and Term of one whole Year from thence next ensuing and fully to be Compleat and ended To the intent and purpose That by force and virtue of these presents and of the Statute for Transferring uses into possession the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock may be in Actual possession of the premisses and be thereof enabled to take and accept a Grant and Release of the Reversion and Inheritance thereof to them and their Heirs forever In Witness whereof the said Thomas Addison Junior hath hereunto set his Hand and affixed his Seal the Day and Year first above Written Signed Sealed and Delivered
      Tho.s Addison Jun.r (seal)
      in the presence of us
      Geo Steuart Lanc.t Jacques

      Received on the Day and Year first within written of and from the within named Addison Murdock and John Murdock the sum of five shillings Sterling being the Consideration Money within mentioned to be by them paid to me Received by me
      Witness Tho.s Addison Jun.r
      Geo Steuart Lanc.t Jacques
      Recorded the 30.th Day of April 1768
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1765-1770
      Volume 725, Page 385

      This Indenture made this twenty ninth Day of April in the Year seventeen hundred and sixty eight Between Thomas Addison Junior of Prince Georges County in the Province of Maryland Gentleman of the one part and Addison Murdock of the same County and Province Gentleman and John Murdock of Frederick County in the Province aforesaid Gentleman of the other part Whereas divers Controversies and disputes having arisen between the said Thomas Addison Junior Addison Murdock John Murdock and a certain William Murdock of Prince Georges County aforesaid Gentleman they the said Thomas Addison Junior Addison Murdock John Murdock and William Murdock for the final settlement thereof did submit the same to the determination of certain David Ross Charles Grahame and James Dick Gentleman and the said David Ross Charles Grahame and James Dick in pursuance of the said Submission did Award and Order (among other Things) that the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock should upon the payment of the sum of twelve hundred and sixty six Pounds one shilling and ten pence sterling on or before the eleventh Day of January seventeen hundred and sixty eight with legal Interest from the Date of the said Award by the said Thomas Addison Junior to the said William Murdock at the proper Costs and Charges of the said Thomas Addison Junior make and execute good and sufficient Deeds of Conveyance by Lease and Release for conveying unto the said Thomas Addison Junior and his Heirs all their Right Title Interest Property Claim and Demand whatsoever as well in Law as in Equity of in and to a Tract or parcel of Land called Addisons Choice lying in Frederick County and of in and to every part and parcel thereof with all and singular the Rights Members and Appurtenances to the same belonging or in any manner Appurtaining And further that in Case the said Thomas Addison Junior should refuse or Neglect to pay the said sum of Twelve hundred and sixty six Pounds one shilling and ten pence Sterling with legal Interest for the same from the Date of the said Award on or before the said eleventh Day of January seventeen hundred and sixty eight that upon such refusal or neglect the said Thomas Addison Junior should at the proper Costs and Charges of the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock make and execute good and sufficient Deeds of Conveyance by Lease and Release for Conveying unto the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock and their Heirs as Tenants in Common all his Right Title Interest property Claim and Demand whatsoever as well in Law as in Equity of in and to the said Tract or parcel of Land called Addisons Choice and of in and to every part and parcel thereof with all and singular the Rights Members and Appurtenances to the same belonging or in any manner Appertaining as in and by the same Award under the Hands and Seals of the said Arbitrators reference being thereunto had will appear And Whereas the said Thomas Addison Junior hath refused to pay to the said William Murdock the aforesaid sum of Money or any part Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Thomas Addison Junior in pursuance of the Award aforesaidand for and in Consideration of the premisses and of the sum of five shillings sterling Money to him in Hand paid by the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock at and before the ensealing and delivery hereof the Receipt whereof the said Thomas Addison Junior doth hereby acknowledge and therefrom acquit and discharge the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns and every of them by these presents Hath granted bargained sold aliened released and Confirmed And by these presents Doth grant Bargain sell alien release and Confirm unto them the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock their Heirs and Assigns All the Right Title Interest property Claim and Demand whatsoever as well in Law as in Equity of him the said Thomas Addison Junior of in and to a Tract or parcel of Land called Addisons Choise lying and being in Frederick County aforesaid and of in and to every part and parcel thereof Together with all and singular the Houses Outhouses Edifices Gardens Orchards Meadows Common Pastures Feedings Trees woods underwoods ways paths waters Water Courses Easements profits Commodities Advantages Emoluments and Hereditaments whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise Appurtaining and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and Profits thereof and every part and parcel thereof And also all the Estate Use Trust Right Title Property Claim and Demand of him the said Thomas Addison Junior of into and out of the Tract or parcel of Land aforesaid and premisses and every part and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances To have and to hold one undivided Moiety of the said Tract or parcel of Land and the Right Title Interest and Estate of the said Thomas Addison Junior of in and to the Tract or parcel of Land aforesaid and premisses with the Appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof to him the said Addison Murdock his Heirs and Assigns to the only proper use and Behoof of the said Addison Murdock his Heirs and Assigns for ever And to have and to hold the other undivided Moiety of the said Tract or parcel of Land and the Right Title Interest and Estate of the said Thomas Addison Junior of in and to the Tract or parcel of Land aforesaid and premisses and every part and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances to him the said John Murdock his Heirs and Assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said John Murdock his Heirs and Assigns forever as Tenants in Common and not as Jointenants and to or for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever And the said Thomas Addison Junior for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth hereby Covenant Grant Promise and Agree to and with the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock their Heirs and Assigns that he the said Thomas Addison Junior and his Heirs shall and will at any Time or Times hereafter at the reasonable request Cost and Charge of them the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock their Heirs or Assigns make do Execute and acknowledge or cause or procure to be made done executed and acknowledged all and every further and other lawfuland reasonable Deed or Deeds Conveyance or Conveyances Assurance or Assurances whatsoever for the further better and more perfect assuring and Conveying the said premisses hereby bargained and Conveyed unto the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock their Heirs and Assigns so that the said further Assurance contain no other Clause or warranty than is herein contained And that he the said Thomas Addison and his Heirs the said hereby bargained and Conveyed premisses to them the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock and their Heirs from and against him the said Thomas Addison Junior and all persons claiming from by or under him the said Thomas Addison Junior shall and will warrant and for ever hereafter warrant and defend by these presents In Witness whereof the said Thomas Addison Junior hath hereunto sett his Hand and Affixed his Seal the Day and Year first above written
      Signed Sealed and dilivered Tho.s Addison Jun.r (seal)
      in the presence of us
      Geo Steuart Lanc.t Jacques

      Received on the Day and Year first within written of and from the within named Addison Murdock and John Murdock the sum of five shillings sterling the Consideration Money within mentioned to be by him paid to me
      Received by me Tho.s Addison Jun.r
      Witness Geo Steuart Lanc.t Jacques

      On the twenty ninth Day of April in the Year seventeen hundred and sixty eight Came the within named Thomas Addison Junior before me one of his Lordships Justices of the Provincial Court and acknowledged the within Instrument of Writing to be his Act and Deed and the Lands and premisses therein mentioned with the Appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof to be the only right and Estate of the within named Addison Murdock and John Murdock their Heirs and Assigns according to the True intent and meaning of the same writing and the Act of Assembly in such Cases made and provided At the same Time also personally appeared before me Rebecca the wife of the said Thomas Addison Junior and relinquished and acknowledged all her Right and Title of Dower of in and to the Lands and premisses within mentioned to the said Addison Murdock and John Murdock their Heirs and Assigns and she being by me examined privately apart from and out of the hearing of her said Husband declared she made such Acknowledgment and relinquishment willingly and freely and without being induced thereto by Fears or threats of or ill usage by her said Husband or fear of his Displeasure according to the Act of Assembly aforesaid
      Before me Geo Steuart
      Recorded the 30.th Day of April 1768
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      1770-1772 Frederick County Land Records; {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      105-107. John Barnes and Thos Row Rigate of Charles County, recorded 12 April 1770. This
      indenture made 24 February 1770 between Thomas Addison of Prince George's County, for £250
      grants lot in Georgetown, Frederick County Lot #80, originally taken up myMajor Thomas Addison,
      Numbered Lot #34, at southeast corner of [?? Duck] Lane, adjacent to Lot #22, to the corner oflot
      79, also mentions lots 41 and 42. Signed Thomas Addison, before Andrew Heugh, Charles Jones.
      Receipt.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 219. At the request of Luke Jefferson the following Deed was recorded May 25, 1773
      Indenture made May 19, 1773; Rachel Garrich, seamstress in consideration of 20 pounds current money as also for divers other valuable considerations her thereunto moving has sold by these presents part of a tract bequeath to her by Major Thomas Addison's last will and testament containing 100 acres unto Luke Jefferson during her natural life. Signed Rachel Garrich in the presence of and acknowledged before Joshua Beall, Christopher Lowndes
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 261. At the request of Eleazer Standage the following Lease was enrolled October 9, 1782
      Indenture made October 2, 1782; between Rachel Garrick and John Garrick (husband and wife) of one part and Eleazer Standage of the other part. Whereas the late major Thomas Addison by his last will and testament did devise to Rachel Garrick who at the time of the making of the will and at his decease lived with him as a housekeeper under the name of Rachel Watkins being then the widow of John Watkins of the tract containing 100 acres and described in the said will and is the place where Robert Sinclair then lived being part of his "Gisborough Manor" during her natural life and in consideration of 30 pounds paid by Eleazer Standage has sold the aforesaid tract during her her life. Signed Rachel Garrick (and also relinquished her dower), John Garrick in the presence of and acknowledged before Christopher Lowndes, Abraham Boyd

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