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

Henry Rev Addison

Male 1719 - 1789  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name Henry Rev Addison 
    Born Between 1718 and 1719  St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Aug 1789  St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11899  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 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

    Family Rachel Dulany,   b. Abt 1714, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1774, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1751  St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Anthony Addison,   b. 25 Apr 1754, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1830, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     2. Daniel Dulany Addison,   b. 10 Oct 1756, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790  (Age > 35 years)  [natural]
     3. Eleanor Addison,   b. 8 Jul 1759, St. Johns Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F8241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 281 HENRY ADDISON, clerk 08/20/1789 09/08/1789
      "mindful of the precariousness of Life
      Bequeaths to:
      "Hereby revoking all former Wills by me made Embarrassed with the difficulties arising from the peculiar Situation of my affairs from the Confiscation of my Estate and from the manner in which it was in part restored to me by the Legislature I am at a loss which way to turn myself"
      1. Anthony Addison --son (eldest son)
      -to have all the lands restored to testator by the Legislature
      2. Daniel Dulany Addison --son (younger son)
      -to have all the lands which testator has any right or claim to by the wills of individual
      or by any other right
      -to have any sums of money he may or shall receive in England as compensation for the losses sustained by me in virtue of a power of attorney which was given by testator to him for that purpose
      -testator's land lying partly in Cecil County and partly in New Castle County., Delaware called "Manwaring Hall" be sold and the money from the sale divided between testator's 2 sons and grandson
      3. Henry Addison Callis --grandson
      -to have a share of the proceeds from the sale of "Manwaring Hall"
      4. Garland Callis --son-in-law
      -to have the sum of 20 guineas to he laid out in a watch
      Witnesses: Clement Brooke, William Baker, John Urquhart
      Then came Dr. William Baker and John Urquhart
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      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.388,391,397-399. Cites: (a) Letters of Rev. Jonathan Boucher, published in "Maryland Historical Magazine," Vol. 8, p.41,179,347,349, Vol. 9, p.57, to Rev. Mr. John James in Cumberland, England. (b) Foster's "AlMNUi Oxfordienses 1715-1886." (c) Maryland Archives, Vol. 28, p.512; Vol. 32, p.379. (d) "One Hundred Years Ago," p.30,131. (e) "MD Hist. Magazine," Vol. 4, p.288.
      (2) "The Maryland Gazette 1727-1761," by Karen Mauer Green (Frontier Press, Galveston, TX, 1989) p.38,148,167,211,220,226,252,261.
      (3) "Genealogical Abstracts from 18th Century Virginia Newspapers," by Robert K. Headley, Jr. (Genealogical Pub. County, Baltimore, 1987) p.2. Cites: (a) "The Virginia Gazette and Alexandria Advertiser," 3 Sep 1789.
      (4) "A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789," Vol. 1 (John Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore) p.101. Biography of Thomas Addison.
      (5) "The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland," by J.D. Warfield (Kohn & Pollock, Baltimore, 1905) p.184.

      ! Birth: (1,4) s/o Col. Thomas Addison/Eleanor Smith. (1b) Age 16 in 1734/5 (b. 1718/9). (4) 1717.
      Marriage to Rachel Dulany: (1,5) Widow of William Knight. (2,5) d/o Daniel Dulany.
      Death: (1,4) 1789. (3) On Mon. last (31 Aug 1789) at his seat in Prince George County, MD.

      ADDISON, Mrs. Rachel,, wife of Rev, Henry Addison., and second daughter of the late Hon. Daniel Dulany, of this city, died Wed., l9th inst. (Oct. 27., 1774)

      (1b) 1734/5, 3 Mar: Entered Queen's College, Oxford University, England, at age 16.
      (1b) 1738: Graduated with a from B.A. degree, Queen's College, Oxford University.
      (1b) 1741: Received his M.A. degree, Queen's College, Oxford.
      (2) 1747, 11 Aug: John Ker, at Nottingham, master of the Elizabeth, recently arrived in Annapolis from London and Portsmouth, printed an account of his cabin stores in "The Maryland Gazette." He says he showed the accounts to all passengers except Mr. Dulany and Mr. Chew. Mr. Murdock, Mr. Addison, Mr. Dulany and Mr. Chew boarded at Portsmouth.
      (1) Ordained in the Church of England (Protestant Episcopal).
      (1) Abt 1751: Became Rector of King George's "alias St. John's", commonly called Piscataway or Broad Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland. Continued there until his death.
      (2) 1754, 14 Nov: H. Addison on Potowmack advertised that he had a Monsieur Clajon at his house who will teach French, Greek, Latin, and Italian. Clajon was born in Paris, is a Protestant, and taught French for some time in London.
      (2) 1755, 20 Nov: John Wilmot hired, as an Assistant in the Public School of Annapolis, Mr. Clajou, who was recommended by the Rev. Mr. Addison with whom he resided for 18 months.
      (2) 1758-1859: William Murdock and the Rev. Mr. Henry Addison to take subscriptions in Prince George's Co. for an abridgement of the laws of MD by Thomas Bacon, Rector of St. Peter's in Talbot Co.
      (2) 1760, 4 Sep: H. Addison at Piscataway wrote a letter to the "Maryland Gazette" regarding building a school at Piscataway in Prince George's Co.
      (2) 1761, 12 Mar: John and Henry Addison are executors of the estate of Mrs. Eleanor Addison.
      (1c,d) 1766-1770: Was interested in efforts to have an American Episcopacy established for the Church.
      (1a) 1769, 25 Jul: Rev. Jonathan Boucher, who married Henry's niece Eleanor, wrote a letter to Rev. Mr. James in Cumberland of the desire of Reverend Henry Addison, grandson of Col. John Addison, that a Curate be sent over to him from England, and says that he is so prejudiced in favor of Cumberland "where his ancestors came from that he will have none but a Northern lad."
      (1) c.1776-1783: He went to England at or about the beginning of the Revolutionary War and stayed there until its close.
      (1a) 1776, 8 Jan: Rev. Jonathan Boucher wrote to Rev. John James from London, "I am not sure that I shall not, next week, go down to Oxford with Mr. Addison, about to carry his son thither, to Queen's."
      (1a) 1776, 5 Mar: Rev. Jonathan Boucher wrote to Rev. John James from Paddington (London), "My friend Mr. Addison & myself purpose taking our Staves & Scrips in our Hands about May & setting out on a Pilgrimage over the Kingdom, for which, I fear, we shall have abundant Time before we can think of returning to our People in the other Hemisphere.
      (1a) 1776, 28 Apr: Rev. Boucher wrote, "My friend Mr. Addison is just about leaving us for the Summer. He sets off in great State, with a pair of Clever Geldings & a Servt. He goes from hence to his Friends the Simpsons in Hampshire & to Oxford, Ireland & Scotland. He presses Me to meet Him at your House about November next."
      (1e) 1781, May: While absent in England, he was presented for High Treason at the May Term of the General Court of the Western Shore of Maryland. The action was struck off at the May Term 1782, but his tangible property was confiscated.
      (1d) Returned home from England after the war to his Maryland Parish.
      STONESTREET, BUTLER., Prince George's Co. 3 Dec, 1755; 29 Dec, 1755
      Wife: Jane.
      Children: Henry, Richard (unborn child), Sarah, Mary, Charity, Catharine, Eleanor, Verlinda and Sarah Edelen; shall be educated in Church of England principles.
      Friends: Nephews John Tolson, Luke Marberry, Henry Low (Trustees).
      "Athey's Folly," 72 a., "Littleworth." 92 a.,"Wade's Adventures," 115 a. (to unborn child if a son).
      Ex: Jane Stonestreet, with advice of trustees.
      Wit: Mrs. Catherine Edelen, John Welling, Alexander Fraser, Henry Addison. 30.35
      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
      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
      LOWE, THOMAS, Prince George's County, planter, 19 March 1773; 24 Nov 1773
      To wife and 2 sons
      Virlinda, extx.,
      Charles and Walter, my estate real and personal to be divided among them if my wife marry my sons parts to be as well as my sons under the guardianship of my father John Lowe and John Addison., If either son die without issue the survivor to get his share.
      Wit: Henry Addison; Jonathan Boucher. 39.607
      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,
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 52. At the request of Reverend Henry Addison the following Deed was recorded July 14, 1772
      Indenture made May 22, 1772; Henry Rozer, Daniel Carroll and Notley Young, Gentleman, trustees of Charles Carroll, Esq. for the purpose of erecting a Town called Carrollsburgh on Potomack River in consideration of 6 pounds sterling money paid by Reverend Henry Addison of PGCo has sold "Lot Number 140" which he drew in a lottery. Signed H. Rozer, Daniel Carroll, Notley Young in the presence of and acknowledged before Joshua Beall, Christopher Lownde
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1774-1780; Liber CC 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 668. At the request of Garland Callis the following Deed was recorded September 25, 1779
      Indenture made September 7, 1779; Rev. Henry Addison, late of PGCo but now in the Kingdom of Great Brittain in consideration of 185,560 pounds common currency of Maryland paid by Garland Callis, gentleman of Virginia has sold tracts lying in PGCo called "Brothers Joint Interest Enlarged" containing by patent 1580 acres; "Barnaby Manor" containing by patent 1407 acres; "Chechester" containing 887 acres; and 1/2 of "Friendship" containing by patent 400 acres; also Negroes; Fleet, Billy, Charles, Robin, Forrister, Sam, Peter, Jack, Tom, George, Sam, Joe, Jack, Peter, Tom, David, Robin, Bob, Jack, Sam, George, Bob, Billy, Jack, Harvey, Isaac, Charles, Patience, Jane, Suck, Pegg, Suck, Nan, Betty, Rose, Molly, Nan, Nanny, Hesther, Eleanor, Patience, Joan, Bess, Kate, Bet, Mary, Lydia, Flora, Bridget, Sall, Rachel, Nan and Bess; together with all and singular the stock of horses, black cattle, sheep and hogs, plantation utensils and plate and household furniture. Signed Henry Addison by Anthony Addison his attorney in the presence of and acknowledged before Christopher Lowndes, Richard Henderson
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1791-1793; Liber JRM 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 285. At the request of Notley Young the following Deed was recorded October 1, 1792
      Indenture made September 29, 1792; Anthony Addison eldest son and heir at law to the late Reverend Henry Addison, deceased of PGCo in consideration of 7123 pounds 10 shillings current money of Maryland paid by Notley Young of the City of Washington in the District of Columbia has sold part of PGCo tract lying on the north and south side of Oxon Run called "Brothers Joint Interest Enlarged" that was resurveyed June 19th last for Anthony Addison containing acres and bounded by "Aaron" ["Aarons Retrieve"], an old meeting house, a corner of "Aaron" as proved by virtue of a land commission in 1770 by William Howard, "Hamiltons Venture", the beginning tree of "Marshalls Adventure" and "Head Ache", the beginning of "North Brittaine", the 6th line of "Berwick upon Tweed" which was included by the former resurvey into "Brothers Joint Interest Enlarged" and the division line that divides the "Brothers Joint Interest Enlarged" between the late Reverend Henry Addision and his brother the late Major Thomas Addison containing 706 acres; as also that part of "Brothers Joint Interest" that was resurveyed April 26, 1758 unto Capt. since Major Thomas Addison and which part was by his last will bearing date November 4, 1770 devised unto his brother the Reverend Henry Addison and containing 85 ½ acres. Signed Anthony Addison in the presence of and acknowledged before Rd Cramphin, Isaac Walker

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