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

Anthony Addison

Male Abt 1717 - 1754  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name Anthony Addison 
    Born Abt 1717  St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jan 1754  Frederick County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11898  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    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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      Capt. Anthony Addison 95.136 FR £748.1.5 Jan 14 1754 Aug 18 1767
      Appraisers: Alexander Beall, John Claggett.
      Next of kin: John Addison, H. Addison.
      Administrator: William Murdock, Esq.
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      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.
      (2) "The Maryland Gazette 1727-1761," by Karen Mauer Green (Frontier Press, Galveston, TX, 1989) p.106.
      (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.
      (4) Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO.

      ! Birth: (1,3) s/o Col. Thomas Addison/Eleanor Smith. (4) c.1717.
      Never married: (1)
      Death: (3) 1753.

      (2) 1752, Jul: A notice in "The Maryland Gazette" mentions the estate of George Hamilton who perished at sea on his passage to London with Capt. Anthony Addison some time ago.
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      Rosamond Bently, born say 1733, recovered her freedom on 28 August 1781 by a suit she brought against Anthony Addison in Prince George's County court in which she proved she was the granddaughter of Rose Davis who was the daughter of a white woman [Judgment Record 1777-82, 713-5].

      Anthony Addison [living] mentioned in 1793 will of Addison Murdock
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Liber T#1

      Folio 497 NOTLEYYOUNG 03/14/1798 04/09/1802 Bequeaths to:
      1. Mary Young --wife
      -to have all the Negroes she brought to the marriage
      -to have for her natural life the use of the following Negroes: "Carpenter Conkey" "Will the Weaver" "Anchor Tom" "Coachman Ned" and his daughter "Dinah" "Charity the Carter" with his wife "Moll" and her children, "Joe the Cook"
      "Andrew " husband of "Dinah" at the mill Quarter, "Bob" the husband of "Margaret" at the same place, "Nance" the daughter of "Coachman Ned" and her child "Jerry" the husband of "Chariot" at "Nonsuch" and "Jack" the son of "Daniel"
      -to have testator's chariot and the horses belonging, to have the choice of any horses or mules at testator's dwelling place, mill quarter or "Nonsuch" and to have 40 head of cattle and 50 head of sheep, and 50 hogs
      -to have all the plantation utensils belonging to the plantation of "Nonsuch" and testator's dwelling place, and to have the choice of 4 oxen broke to the yoke
      -to have for her natural life the use of the dwelling house and all the out houses on the following squares in the City of Washington: Squares #355, 389, 390, 356, 391, 415 and Square South of 415 and also the use of the brick stable and the square on which it stands for her natural life
      -to have the use of the lands purchased from Anthony Addison lying on the east side of the Eastern Branch by whatever names except for 50 acres of woodland
      -to have 500 pounds current money of Maryland --and all the above devises in lieu of her thirds of the estate
      2. Eleanor Brent --granddaughter
      Robert Young Brent --grandson
      -at widow's decease to have the Negroes left widow for her natural life
      -to have the following squares in the City of Washington: Numbers # 472, 501, 544, 549, 535, 598 and also 1/5th part of the lots or squares laid out for testator in the back part of the City of Washington
      3. Benjamin Young --son
      -to have all the lands adjoining and contiguous to the plantation in the forest of Prince George's County called "Pyanner Grove"
      -to have all the property testator purchase of the agent of the State of Maryland being the late property of Benjamin Brookes, deceased near Upper Marlboro
      -to have at the decease of widow the following squares in Washington being Numbers #355, 356, 389, 390, 329, and the square on which testator's new brick stable stands
      4. Nicholas Young --son
      -to have at the death of testator's widow all the lands purchased from Anthony Addison except for the 50 acres before mentioned
      4o have the following squares in Washington: "Number #391, 415 South of 415, and also to have squares being number #439, South of 439, 438, 437, 327, and 353 -Benjamin and Nicholas to have the remaining 2/5ths of the lots or squares laid out in the back part of the City of Washington
      -Benjamin, Nicholas and son-in-law Robert Brent named executors of the will
      5. Notley Young --son
      -to have all the land which testator purchased from John Addison being on the east
      side of the Eastern Branch and on the Potomac River between the mouth of the Eastern Branch and the land of Thomas Addison --to have the land for his natural life and then to his son and should he not will it then to be the property of testator's grandson Robert Young Brent
      -to have the use of the 50 acres excepted from the land above given for his natural life and the wood to be used to supply the land which testator purchased from John Addison for fencing and firewood and at his death to revert to testator's son Nicholas -to have 12 Negroes
      -to have 4 plow horses, 10 head of cattle, 20 sheep and 12 hogs, I cart and plantation utensils sufficient for the plantation willed to him
      -to have 300 pounds to be paid to him in annual installments and should Notley not have returned to the country at testator's decease then the estate to be at the charge of paying reasonable expenses for his return.
      6. Anne Casanave --daughter
      -to have one third part of all the lands testator possesses on the outside of Washington
      -to have the following squares in Washington: Numbers # 232, 233, 265 and South of 267 and to have 1./5th of the lots or squares laid out of the lands which testator has or had in the back part of the city of Washington
      -the lands devised to her are to be laid off convenient to her dwelling house and the lands are to be laid off by testator's sons Benjamin and Nicholas and son-in-law Robert Brent
      7. Eleanor Brent ? --daughter
      -to have one third part of the lands which testator possesses outside the city of Washington
      -to have this land forever and for testator's son-in-law Robert Brent for his natural life and then at his decease and the death of daughter to revert to testator's grandchildren Eleanor and Robert Brent
      -the above lands left to Anne and Eleanor are in three different parts consisting of lands purchased by testator from Henry Jemison, Richard Henderson, John Frederick Augustus Priggs, Walter Queen, Edward Villars Harbin, and a parcel which testator has in exchange of Richard Queen for some land purchased from Richard Henderson, and a parcel of land testator took up himself adjoining "The Enclosure" "Powel's Dividend" and the land purchased from John. F. A. Priggs
      -to have the following squares in the City of Washington: Number #505, 548, East of 549 East of 548 and 497 and also the property testator has in Square #383 and Square east of Square East 548
      -to have 1/5th of the lots or squares laid out in the back parts of the city of Washington -to have 1000 pounds to be laid out in Negroes and stock in order to stock the lands given to her
      Witnesses: Thomas Webb
      W. Brent
      Peter Healy
      Then came: District of Columbia: the executors of the above will
      Then came: the three above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 66. At the request of John Needham the following Bill of Lading was recorded August 27, 1752
      Shipped by the grace of God in good order and well conditioned by Mr. John Needham on his own proper account and risk and in and upon the good ship called St. Michael whereof the master under God for this present voyage is Anthony Addison and riding at anchor in the River Potomack and by God's grace bound for London to say four hogshead Maryland leaf tobacco being marked and numbered as in the margin and are to be delivered in the like good order and well conditioned at the aforesaid port of London (the danger of the seas only excepted) unto Mr. Sydenham and Hodgson merchants in London they paying freight for the said goods at the rate of 7 pounds sterling per ton. In witness whereof the master of said ship has affirmed to two bills of lading all of this tenor and date the one which two bills being accomplished the other to stand void and to God send the good ship to her desired port in safety, amen. Dated on the Potomac River November 21, 1750

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