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

John Stone Hawkins

Male 1734 - 1764  (29 years)


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  • Name John Stone Hawkins 
    Born 18 Jul 1734  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1764  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12115  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father John Hawkins,   b. 15 Aug 1713, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1757, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susannah Fraser,   b. Abt 1714, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1746, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Feb 1731  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Skinner,   b. Abt 1738, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1754, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years) 
    Married Bef 16 Jan 1763  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Priscilla Hawkins,   b. Bef 1764, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2 Oct 1792, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 28 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Anne Hawkins,   b. Abt 1764, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1794, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F8399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      HAWKINS, JOHN STONE, Prince George"s Co, 25 Nov, 1763;21 Jan. 1764
      Dispose Of tract In Frederick Co. called "Grandfather's Gift", 305 A., to pay debts; tract "Hawkins," In Frederick Co. to pay debts; 550 A. more which was given me by father John Hawkins, Jr,
      To dau. Susanna Priscilla Hawkins, remainder of lands,
      Mentioned: bros. Fraser and Alexander Thomas Hawkins; sister Elizabeth Lawrence Hawkins; sister Susanna Fraser Hawkins and hrs.
      To King George Parish Church forever,
      Exs: Bro. George Fraser Hawkins, and uncle George Fraser.
      Wit: John Baynes, Geo. Lee, John Hawkins. 32. 76
      ===
      John Stone Hawkins 83.158 PG £235.9.7 Mar 19 1764 Apr 18 1764
      Appraisers: William Parker, William Norris (son of Benjamin Norris).
      Creditors: Benjamin Tasker, George Lee.
      Next of kin: Aexander Thomas Hawkins, John Hawkins.
      Executors: George Frasor, George Frasor Hawkins.
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      Mr. John Stone Hawkins 83.159 PG £1102.18.2 Feb 7 1764 Apr 18 1764
      Appraisers: Francis King, Nathaniel Newton.
      Creditors: Benjamin Tasker George Lee.
      Next of kin: Alexander Thomas Hawkins, John Hawkins.
      Executors: George Frasor, George Frasor Hawkins.
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      John Stone Hawkins 84.343 PG £37.9.4 Aug 20 1764 Aug 30 1764
      Appraisers: Francis King, Nathaniel Newton.
      Creditors: George Lee George Hardy, Jr.
      Next of kin: John Hawkins, Alexander Thomas Hawkins.
      Executor: George Frazer Hawkins.
      ===
      Mr. John Stone Hawkins 84.344 PG £325.0.10 Aug 30 1764
      List of debts.
      Executors: George Frazer Hawkins, George Frazer.
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      Mrs. Priscilla Covington was administratrix of Leonard Covington's account Nov. 8, 1744 when distribution was made to children, Rebecca and Levin.
      The account of Col. Leonard Hollyday, July 30, 1741, Prince George's Co, MD, mentions next of kin: Margery Gantt and Leonard Covington.

      The Prince George Co will of Levin Covington mentions wife, Margery, extx, and son, Leonard, daughter Elizabeth. Overseers: Leonard Hollyday & James Hollyday and others.
      Jan 16, 1763 will of Margery (Hollyday) Gantt (wife of Thomas Gantt) mentions her granddaughter, Elizabeth, wife of John Stone Hawkins. The will, also, mentions grandson, Levin Covington; granddaughter, Rebecca Mackall and granddaughter, Rebecca Letchworth.
      Nov. 8, 1753, Prince George's Co, MD, prerogative court abstracts mentions Thomas Letchworth, who intermarried with Elizabeth Skinner, administratix of Nathaniel Skinner. The account of Nathaniel Skinner Nov. 8, 1753 mentions administratrix , Elizabeth Skinner, now wife of Thomas Letchworth.
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      Children of John Stone Hawkins are:
      i. Susan Priscilla Hawkins was born 1760 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in Mississippi. She married Leonard Magruder 1788, son of Alexander Magruder and Elizabeth Howard. He was born 4 APR 1763 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died 25 FEB 1795 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      ii. Elizabeth Anne Hawkins.
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      Richard Wright 67.220 PG £317.0.1 Jun 2 1758 May 30 1759
      Appraisers: Alexander Magruder, John Cox.
      Creditors: John Stone Hawkins, Thomas Letchworth.
      Next of kin: Jonathon Wright, Mark Throne.
      Administratrix: Mrs - ------ Wright.
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      WILSON, SOPHIA, Prince George's Co. 9 Apr, 1755; 23 Mar, 1756
      Children: Martha Magruder, wife of Hezekiah Magruder; Josiah, William, James and Lingan.
      Ex: Josiah Wilson
      Wit: Alex. Magruder - near Mill Town, John Stone Hawkins. MCW 30.59
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      TRUMAN, HENRY., Prince George's Co. 30 Sept 1755; 23 Mar, 1756
      Wife: Ann.
      Children: Thomas, James, Henry, Alexander, Edward.
      "Brittington," 111 a., purchased of Edw. Boteler, In Prince George's Co.; Thomas Hawkins in Frederick Co.; Thomas Dawson, "Dawson's Purchase," In Frederick Co.; Buttington" of Henry Boteler, Sr., "Thomas and Anthony's Chance."
      Mentions: Blue Ridge Mountain.
      Wit: Fielder Gantt, Jno. Stone Hawkins, Jas. Suthern Briscoe. MCW 30, 6
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      WILSON, JOSIAH, prince George's County, gentleman. 5 Oct, 1756 17 Feb, 1761
      To sister Martha Magruder, wife of Hezekiaam Magruder, slaves
      To bros. William and James Wilson, slaves,
      To bro, Lingan Wilson, when he is age 21.
      Ex: Friend, John Hawkins, Jr.
      Wit: Thomas Beech, Jacob Bromwill, Jr., John Stone Hawkins. MCW 31.25
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      DORSETT, THOMAS, SR., Prince George's Co. 20 Nov. 1761;13 Jan. 1762
      To son Thomas Dorsett, 2 tracts in Charles Co. called "Stephens's Hope", 908 A,; "Norwick", 100 A.; 50 A. In Prince George's County, pt. of tract called "Good Luck."
      To son William Newman Dorsett.
      To daus. Eleanor Marlow, Sibby Noble, Mary Wright, Eliza Dorsett, and wife Mary Dorsett, slaves.
      Wits James Sadler, Jno. Hawkins, Alexander Ross. 31.509
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      HAWKINS, John, Prince George's Co. 26 Jan, 1758 12 Sep, 1772
      Ex. wife Elizabeth.
      Grandsons: John Stone Hawkins, George Fraser Hawkins, Alexander Thomas Hawkins.
      Granddaus. Elizabeth Lawrence Hawkins, Susannah Fraser Hawkins.
      Wit: John Baynes, Luke Marbury. 38.868
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      FRASER, VERLINDA,, Prince George"s Co, 26 Aug. 1776; 22 Aug. 1777
      To sister. Anne Bowie, to have at her husbands death Allen Bowie use of tract "St. James", 8 negroes, stock and furniture during widowhood and life and her to her son John Fraiser Bowie if he die without issue to John Eversfield son of Matthew Eversfield by his wife Susannah Fraiser Bowie.
      To Priscilla Duckett daughter of Allen Bowie.. 1 negro.
      To Anne Blizard Bowie, daughter of Allen Bowie, 1 negro,
      To Anne Fraser Duckett, daughter of Thomas Duckett, by wife Priscilla Bowie, 1 negro.
      To Susanna Priscilla Hawkins, daughter of John Stone Hawkins, dec'd. 2 negroes and furniture,
      To Verlinda Fraser Eversfield, daughter of Matthew Everefield by wife Susanna Fraser Bowie, 2 negroes and all money due me at my death.
      Residue of estate equally between the children of Matthew Eversfield by his wife Susanna Fraiser Bowie.
      Matthew Eversfield, Ex.
      Wit: John Baynes; Edwd, Edelen, Jr.; Catherne Noble. 41.290
      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1762-1763
      Volume 724, Page 381

      This Indenture Tripartite made this Ninth day of
      April in the Year seventeen hundred and sixty three Between William
      Magruder of Prince Georges County in the province of Maryland
      Gentleman and Mary his Wife of the one part George Frazier
      of the same County and Province Gentleman of the second part and
      John Stone Hawkins of the same County and Province Gentleman
      of the third part Witnesseth that the said William Magruder and
      Mary his Wife for and in the consideration of the sum of Three hundred
      & Twenty seven pounds Twelve shillings sterling Money to them
      in hand paid by the said George Frazier paid at or before the ensealing and
      delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged
      and for the docking barring and Extinguishing all Estates Tail and
      all reversions and remainders thereupon Expectant or depending
      of and in the Lands Tenements and Hereditaments herein after
      Mentioned they the said William Magruder and Mary his Wife
      (by and with the advice and consent of the said John Stone Hawkins
      testified by his being a party to and his sealing and Executing these
      presents) Hath granted bargained sold aliened released and
      confirmed and by these presents Doth grant bargain sell
      alien release and confirm unto him the said George Frazier (in his actual Possession now being by Virtue of a bargain and sale
      to him thereof made by him the said William Macgruder bearing date
      the day next before the day of the date of these presents for one whole
      Year commencing from the day next before the day of the date thereof
      and by force of the statute for transferring uses into Possession) his
      Heirs and assigns all that part of a Tract or parcel of Land lying
      and being in Prince Georges County aforesaid called Blew plain
      otherwise called Bew playne otherwise called Blew plain
      otherwise called Bu plane otherwise called Beaw plain
      which part is scituate lying and being on the North side
      of Oxen Creek and runn Together with all Edifices
      Buildings Gardens Orchards Ways Waters Water Courses
      Commodities Priviledges Improvements Emoluments
      Advantages and Appurtenances whatsoever to the same
      part of the Tract of Land aforesaid belonging or appertaining
      and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder & remainders
      Rents Issues and Profits thereof and of every part and
      parcel thereof and also all the Estate Right Title Interest
      Use trust property Claim and Demand whatsoever
      of them the said William Magruder and Mary his Wife
      of in to and out of the said part of the Tract of Land aforesaid
      and of in to and out of every part and parcel thereof
      To Have and To hold the said Part of the Tract of Land
      aforesaid and premisses with its rights Members & appurtenances
      and every part and parcel thereof to him the said George
      Frazier his heirs and assigns To the intent and that the said George Frazier may be and become perfect
      Tenant of the Freehold and Inheritance of the said premisses
      that a common recovery may be had and suffered against him in
      such Manner as is herein after mentioned And for that purpose
      it is hereby Covenanted Granted and agreed by and between
      all the said parties to these Presents that before the End of the next
      April Provincial Court one or more Writ or Writs of Entry sur Disseisin
      en le post at the costs and charges of him the said George Frazier shall
      and may be brought and prosecuted against him the said George
      Frazier in the Name of him the said John Stone Hawkins as Plaintiff
      or Demandant therein of and for the aforesaid part of the Tract of Land
      aforesaid and premisses with the appurtenances by such name or
      Names Quantity Quality Number or Content of acres or other
      certainties or discriptions as shall be apt and convenient in that
      Behalf To which said Writ or Writs the said George Frazier shall
      appear Gratis in his proper person or by his attorney or attornies
      lawfully authorized and shall vouch to warrant the Premisses the said
      William Magruder and Mary his Wife who shall likewise appear
      gratis in their proper person or by their attorney or attornies lawfully
      authorized and shall and will Enter the said Warranty and vouch
      over to warrant the same premisses the Common Vouchee who
      shall thereupon appear and enter into the said Warranty and after
      imparlance make default and such further and other Proceedings
      shall be therein so that one or more good and perfect Common
      Recovery or Recoveries with double Voucher shall and may be
      had suffered perfected and Executed in all things according to the
      usual Form of common recoveries with double Voucher for assurance of Lands in such case used and accustomed And it is
      hereby further Covenanted Concluded granted declared and fully agreed
      by and between all the said parties to these presents that from & after
      the suffering and perfecting the said Recovery or Recoveries ^as well these presents & the assurance hereby made as also the comon recovery or Recoveries^ so as
      aforesaid or in any other Manner to be had suffered and perfected shall be
      and enure and shall be adjudged construed deemed and taken and
      are and were meant and intended and are hereby declared to be and
      enure to the recoverer or recoverors in the said recovery or recoveries
      named or to be named and he and they and his and their Heirs
      shall stand and be seized of the aforesaid part of the Tract of Land
      aforesaid and premisses and every part thereof to and for the only
      proper Use and Behoof of him the said George Frazier his Heirs
      and assigns for ever and to or for no other use intent or purpose
      whatsoever In WItness whereof the Parties to these
      presents have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and
      affixed their seals the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed & delivered Will.m Magruder (s)
      in the presence of us Mary Magruder (s)
      John Stone Hawkins (s)

      The Words three hundred and Twenty seven pounds twelve
      shillings interlined between the fifth and sixth Line
      Nath Magruder & David Crauford

      On the Back of the above Deed was thus Written

      Received on the day and Year first within written of and from
      the within named George Frazier the sum of three hundred
      Twenty and seven pounds Twelve shillings sterling Money
      being the consideration within Mentioned to be by him paid to us
      I say received by Will.m Magruder
      Witn.s Nath Magruder & David Crauford Mary Magruder
      On the Nineteenth day of April 1763 the within mentioned
      John Stone Hawkins, William Magruder and Mary his Wife personally
      appeared before us the subscribers two of his Lordships the Lord Proprietary's
      Justices of the County of Prince Georges and did severally acknowledge the
      within Instrument of Writing to be their act and Deed to and for the uses
      intents and purposes within mentioned and the part of the Tract of Land
      in the same Writing mentioned and premisses with the appurtenances to be
      the right and Estate of him the said George Frazier his Heirs and assigns
      for ever according to the true intent and meaning of the same deed And at
      the same Time the aforesaid Mary being Examined by us privately out
      of the hearing of her said Husband did declare that she freely executed the
      within Writing and made the said acknowledgment as above wittingly
      and freely and without being induced thereto by Fears or threats of or ill
      usage by her Husband or fear of his displeasure
      Nath Magruder
      David Craufurd

      Recorded the 26.th day of April 1763
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1763-1767; Liber TT {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 250. At the request of Mary Ranter the following Certificate of Stray was recorded July 28, 1764
      PGCo Sct, July 28, 1764; this certifies that Mary Ranter living at the plantation whereon the late John Stone Hawkins lived near Welsh's ferry upon Patuxent River said before me by William Ranter a small bay horse taken up as a stray, is docked and branded on the near thigh, a large star in his forehead, about 12 ½ hands high
      ===
      1765-1768 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      1377-1379. John Nicholls Junr. recorded 11 July 1767, made 18 June between George Fraser
      Hawkins surviving executor of John Stone Hawkins, deceased, by his last will 25 Nov. 1760, did direct
      his executors to sell tract Grandfather's Gift, containing in whole 305 acres, now for £37.. 10 he sells
      part, M&B given fur 50 acres. Signed Geo Fraser Hawkins before Wm Luckett, Jas Smith. Receipt.
      Ack. AF paid.
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1767-1769; Liber BB 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 93. At the request of Francis Waring the following Valuation was recorded June 25, 1767
      PGCo Sct, April 21, 1767; We John Harrison, Commisioner and Alexander Magruder and Thomas Morton, Gentleman at the request of Francis Waring, guardian to Susannah Priscilla Hawkins and Elizabeth Ann Hawkins, orphans of the late John Stone Hawkins entered upon their lands in the Quoscars? (being part of "Brooke Court" and "Joseph and Mary" and took an account of the buildings, orchards etc and estimated the yearly rents to be paid to the guardian as follows:
      One dwelling house, 20' long by 26' wide, planked above and below, weather boards and covered with clapboard with clapboard porch in middling repair.
      One new logged kitchen, 20' by 12' wide in bad repair
      One old milkhouse, 10' square covered with clapboard
      One very old hen house, 10' square covered with clapboard in bad repair
      One old cellar & house 16' by 12' wide in bad repair
      One old cellar & house 16' by 10' wide very bad
      One old barn 50' by 22' wide with middling clapboard cover,a rize shed at one end
      One lathed corn house 32' by 12' long in bad repair
      One very old Negro Quarter 15' square, very bad
      One 5' square clapboard hen house
      One very old Tobacco house, no weather boarding and cover very bad
      One good barn weather boarded with inch planks covered with lap shingles 50 by 24' wide, in it one threshing floor planked up 24' by 8' wide.
      One orchard 311 bearing apple trees
      One graveyard, paled in 24' by 12' wide
      Some scattering peach and cherry trees
      1950 panels of fence in middling repair
      Annual rents of the lands, 3000 pounds of tobacco, the working hands not to exceed 6 taxables.
      To be annually cleared, 1 acre of land and no more and that to be cut on the northside of the plantation. Timber allowed to repair the different houses and fences most convenient to them.
      John Harrison, Commr., Alexander Magruder, Thomas Morton
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1772-1774; Liber BB 3 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 430. At the request of Thomas Clagett the following Deed was recorded April 13, 1774
      Indenture made April 30, 1774; between George Fraser Hawkins, Gentleman surviving executor of the testament and last will of John Stone Hawkins, deceased of one part and Thomas Clagett, merchant of the other part. Whereas by an act of assembly held at the City of Annapolis in the month of November 1773 the petition of George Fraser Hawkins has surviving executor of John Stone Hawkins enacted that he should by virtue of the act be empowered to set up and exposed to sale at public vendue to the highest bidder several tracts of land in John Stone Hawkins possession at his death and the money arising applied and dispose of according to the directions of the said act. Whereas George Fraser Hawkins and virtue of the said act after giving two month's notice in the Maryland Gazette did expose to sale to the highest bidder the several tracts; "Something" containing 49 acres, "Merry Thought" containing 40 acres, "Gods Gift" containing 117 acres, "Never Fear" containing 15 acres, "Hazard" containing 1 acre, "Hawkins Lott" containing 184 acres and that which sale and vendue Thomas Clagett became the highest bidder for the price of 785 pounds 5 shillings sterling money. Now this indenture witness that George Fraser Hawkins in consideration of the premises and the sum of money paid has sold and released unto Thomas Clagett the aforesaid's tracts. Signed George Fraser Hawkins in the presence of and acknowledged before David Craufurd, John Read Magruder

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    1. [S50] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 6.

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