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

Samuel Pottinger

Male 1718 - 1820  (102 years)


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  • Name Samuel Pottinger 
    Birth 1718  Major's Lot, Prince George's County, , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 31 Dec 1820  Cotton Run, Butler County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12848  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Father Samuel Pottinger,   b. 11 Apr 1693, Collington Branch, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Mar 1742, Marlborough, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Tyler,   b. 22 Dec 1701, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 11 Jul 1717  Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Willett,   b. 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Apr 1822, Cotton Run, Butler County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 96 years) 
    Marriage 1756  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Children
      Jemima Pottenger b: 1758 in ,Prince George,Maryland,USA
      Elizabeth Pottenger b: 1760 in ,Prince George,Maryland,USA
      Sarah Pottenger b: 15 JUL 1764 in ,Prince George,Maryland,USA
      Samuel S. Pottenger b: 1767 in ,Prince George,Maryland,USA
      Nancy Pottenger b: 1768 in ,Prince George,Maryland,USA
      Eleanor Pottenger b: 1769 in ,Prince George,Maryland,USA
      Thomas Pottenger b: 1772 in ,Prince George,Maryland,USA
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      John Pottenger 14.209 A Page £766.4.3 £538.4.6 Mar 31 1736
      Payments to: Sarah Pottenger (granddaughter, orphan) paid to her guardian Zephaniah Wade, Mr. John Duneas, Mr. Thomas Shreve, Zephaniah Wade who married a daughter (unnamed, her portion), Richard Purnell who married a daughter (unnamed, her portion), Richard Isaac who married a daughter (unnamed, her portion).
      Legatees: accountants, Samuell Pottenger (grandson) & Robert Pottenger (grandson) (sons of Samuell Pottenger (accountant, son of deceased)), Mr. John Orme.
      Executors: Samuell Pottenger, Robert Pottenger.
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      1739-1743 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber Y, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Page 185.
      Land Commission. From Lord Baltimore To Messrs Jeremiah Belt, Thomas Hilleary, Samuel Pottenger, and William Hilleary of PG, Gentlemen, Greeting. Whereas Samuel Brashear Sr of PG, planter, on the 4th Tuesday of Mar, 1740, preferred his petition in writing to Page County Court held at Upper Marlborough Town, before Leonard Hollyday, Gent, and his associates for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of part of a tract of land in Page called Saint Andrew's, now in the possession of John Hallum, know that we have given you (not being anyway related to the petitioner or any contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine all witnesses which shall be nominated to you by the afd petitioner or other person concerned, touching their knowledge of the bounds of the land afd or the bounds of any other lands whereon and whereto the afd land depends or relates, and therefore we command you to call before you, on a day you specify, on the land afd, all witnesses. Signed Mar 29, 1740 - A Contee, Cl Cur. Apr 1, 1740. Page Jeremiah Belt, Thomas Hilleary, & William Hilleary were qualified to execute the Commission. Signed May 2, 1740 - Thos Gantt Jr*, a Page Justice.
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      1739-1743 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber Y, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Page 185.
      Page 186. Land Commission. From Lord Baltimore To Messrs Jeremiah Belt, Thomas Hilleary, Samuel Pottenger, and William Hilleary of PG, Gentlemen, Greeting. Whereas Morris Miles of PG, planter, on the 4th Tuesday of Mar, 1740, preferred his petition in writing to Page County Court held at Upper Marlborough Town, before Leonard Hollyday, Gent, and his associates for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of part of a tract of land in Page called Saint Andrew's, now in the possession of Major Edward Sprigg, know that we have give&you (not being anyway related to the petitioner or any contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine all witnesses which shall be nominated to you by the afd petitioner or other person concerned, touching their knowledge of the bounds of the land afd or the bounds of any other lands whereon and whereto the afd land depends or relates, and therefore we command you to call before you, on a day you specify, on the land afd, all witnesses. Signed Mar 29, 1740 - A Contee, Cl Cur. Apr 1, 1740. Page Jeremiah Belt, Thomas Hilleary, & William Hilleary were qualified to execute the Commission. Signed May 2, 1740 -
      Thos Gantt Jr*, a Page Justice.

      Deposition of Natt Wickham Sr, aged 82 years, says that about 40 years ago, It was in company with Willm Hutchison, who laid out part of a tract of land called Sa. Andrew's for Jno Hallum and begun at a bounded water oak for the beginning tree for sd Hallurn's part, which tree stood in a marsh of the Western Branch, and although the tree be down and great part rotten, yet the deponent says that part of the stump that is remaining is part of the tree afd. Note to the northward about 6 strides stands 6 birches growing out of I root. Signed Jun 5, 1740 - Jere. Belt, Tho Hilleary, Willm Hilleary. Deposition of Morris Miles, aged about 60, says that about 36 years ago, he was walking on the Western Branch in company with Natt Wickham, looking for some horses, and in a large marsh, Wickham showed him the afd water oak, which Wickham told him was the beginning tree of part of a tract of land called Sa. Andrew's, then belonging to Jno Hallum, but that the tree was down, and all but part of the roots of the stump rotten. Signed Jun 5, 1740 - Jere. Belt, Tho Hilleary, Will... Hilleary. Deposition of Joseph Brown, aged about 33 years, says that about 15 months ago, or thereabouts, Major Edward Sprigg told him and others that on a point on the east side of the Western Branch, about 20 strides and something, below Sprigg's old Ford, stood William Powel's beginning tree of a part of a tract of land called Sa. Andrew's, and that he heard Mr. Sprigg say that Willm Powel told him so. Signed Jun 5, 1740 - Jere. Belt, Tho Hilleary, Will Hilleary. Recorded Jun 26, 1740.
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      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      Aug. 14, 1754 - Ezekiel Bazill/Basill, shoemaker, of Prince George's Co., for the sum of 40 pounds current money, mortgages livestock and other personal property to Samuel Pottinger.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Land Records, Liber NN, Page 289-90.

      Mar. 1756 - John Allison, Sr., of Frederick Co., deeds to Samuel Pottinger of Prince George's Co., a Negro girl called Nan, in full satisfaction for the Negro girl Fidah.
      Source: Frederick Co., Md. Land Records, Liber E, Page 1012-13.

      Oct. 18, 1756 - Mortgage. Samuel Pottenger and Eleanor his wife, of Prince George's Co., planter, for the sum of 49/11/0 sterling, mortgage to Francis Hall of Prince George's Co., Gent., that parcel of land included in the metes and bounds hereafter expressed which is in the several tracts of land laid out in "Majors Lott" formerly taken up by Col. Ninian Beall, Beginning at a bounded hickory standing on a hill by the roadside ..., containing 180 acres. If the said Samuel Pottenger shall pay the said Francis Hall the sum of 49/11/0 sterling with legal interest on the first day of October 1757, this indenture to be void. Signed Samuel Pottenger, Eleanor Pottenger (signatures not marks.) Samuel and Eleanor acknowledged the deed.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Land Records, Liber NN, Page 489.

      Nov. 8, 1757 - Samuel Pottenger and Elinor his wife, of Prince George's Co., planters for the sum of 52/11/0 sterling, mortgage to Francis Hall, of Prince George's Co., Gent., "all that parcel of land included in the metes and bounds hereafter expressed and which is in the several tracts of land laid out in 'Major's Lott' formerly taken up by Col. Ninnian Beall," Beginning ..., and containing 180 acres. This instrument to be void if the Pottengers pay the 52/11/0 sterling to Francis Hall with legal interest by Nov. 10, 1758. Signed Samuel Pottenger, Eleanor Pottenger (signatures not marks.)
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Land Records, Liber PP, part 2, Page 88-9.

      Aug. 14, 1758 - Samuel Pottenger, John Willingsford, William Higgings and William Breshears confess judgment to James Plummer for the sum of 350 lbs. of tobacco which sum was recovered by Plummer against Samuel Pottenger and John Willingsford on Aug. 14, 1758, the said sum to be levied against them in case the said Pottenger and Willingsford shall not pay the said Plummer the said sum, with additional costs thereon, by Feb. 10 next.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Land Records, Liber PP, part 2, Page 202.

      Nov. 7, 1763 - Samuel Pottenger of Frederick Co., Md. to Samuel Child; wife Eleanor Pottenger waives dower.
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 703, Page 177.

      Nov. 7, 1763 - Samuel Pottenger of Frederick Co., Md. to Henry Child; wife Eleanor Pottenger waives dower.
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 703, Page 180.

      Oct. 9, 1764 - Samuel Pottenger of Ann Arundel Co., Md. to his brother Robert Pottenger, sons of Samuel Pottenger of Prince George's Co., deceased. No wife waives dower.
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 703, Page 522.
      1772-1774 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber BB 3 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 395. At the request of Thomas Duckett the following Deed was recorded March 23, 1774
      Indenture made November 24, 1773; Samuel Pottinger of Virginia and Robert Pottinger of Maryland, planters in consideration of 255 pounds sterling money of Great Britain paid by Thomas Duckett, merchant of Maryland has sold part of a tract called "Howerton's Range" containing 100 acres that part of a tract given by grandfather Robert Tyler to our mother Elizabeth Pottinger. Signed Samuel Pottinger, Robert Pottinger in the presence of and acknowledged before David Craufurd, Thomas Gantt, Jr.and at the same time Elizabeth Pottinger wife of Robert Pottinger relinquished her right of dower

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