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

John Franklin

Male 1672 - 1760  (88 years)


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  • Name John Franklin 
    Born 1672  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Dec 1760  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13148  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Family Mary MNU Franklin,   b. Aft 1676,   d. Aft 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 84 years) 
    Married Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Franklin,   b. Abt 1713, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1786, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  [natural]
     2. Robert Franklin,   b. Bef 1716, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1761, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)  [natural]
     3. William Franklin,   b. 1717, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1793, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     4. Thomas Franklin,   b. Abt 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Joseph Franklin,   b. Abt 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F9066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      FRANKLIN,, JOHN.. Charles Co. 8 Sept 1760; 24 Dec. 1760
      To my wife, 70 A. on which I now dwell, being pt. of tract called "Moles Venture", and the appurtenances; at her decease, to son Thomas Franklin.
      To son William Franklin, small moiety or pt. of tract called "Moles Venture", being 6 or 7 A.
      To son Joseph Franklin, 59 A, where he now dwells, pt, of tract called "Moles Venture", At her decease, to be equally divided between sons Thomas and Joseph Franklin.
      To hrs, of son Robert Franklin, 1 s. sterl.
      To dau. Elizabeth Davis, 1 s. sterl.
      Remainder of personal estate to Rebecca Brown.
      Exs: Wife and son Thomas Franklin.
      Wits Richard Baines, James Provin. Thomas Evans, 31.273
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      John Franklin 76.301 CH £48.9.1 Jun 5 1761 Sep 28 1761
      Appraisers: John Comest, Aaron Nalley.
      Creditors: Bay Smallwood, William Franklin.
      Next of kin: Priscilla Franklin, Hezekiah Franklin.
      Executors: Mary Franklin, Thomas Franklin.
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      John Franklin 3.134 D CH £56.16.2 May 8 1762
      Sureties: John Barker, William Hudson.
      Legatees: heir (unnamed) of Robert Franklin, Elisabeth Davis, daughter (unnamed). Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, ½) during her lifetime; then to Thomas Franklin & Joseph Franklin.
      Residue to: Rebecca Brown.
      Executors: Mary Franklin, Thomas Franklin.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 204.
      The mark of John Frankling was recorded this Feb 24, 1724.
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      Olden Claten [Clayton] 94.285 CH £3.10.0 Feb 21 1767 Jun 15 1767
      Appraisers: Gerrard Fowkes, Richard Barnes.
      Mentions: David Linesey Ward, Zephaniah Franklin.
      Administrator: Martin Marr,
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      Ward, Thomas, Durham Parish, Charles Co., 2nd May, 1730; 7th Aug., 1730.
      To son Thomas, ex., residue of personal estate and 250 A. dwell. plan
      Test: John Franklin, Richard Davis. 20, 45.
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      Edward Millstead 18.37 CH £48.1.6 [ ] 9, 1734
      Appraisers: Mathew Stone, Henry Barnes.
      Creditors: John Franklin, Thomas Davis.
      Next of kin: Edward Millstead, William Millstead.
      Administrator: John Millstead,
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      Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin Fall 1992 Vol 33 Number 4; Charles County Depositions by Robert W. Barnes
      FRANKLIN, John, age 55, 20 Jan. 1726 CHLR P#2 35:492. Age 58, 29 April 1729 CHLR Q#2 36:275. age 63, 6 April 1733 CHLR R#2 3732. Age 65, 7 April 1736; CHLR T#3 38:98. Age, March 1758, stated that 40 years ago he lived on William Collier's land, which was held as part of Simpson's Supply, and wishing to know the bounds of said part he applied to the Widow Cornish, who went with him to a branch called Cornish's Spring Branch and showed him a marked poplar, etc, which parted her land and Collier's, and the line ran from the said poplar to a white oak by Mary Wises old field, etc, and that Mary Wise was one of the daughters of the widow Cornish by her husband Garrard Brown, and Jane Woodward, another of the said daughters (as he understood) and he never heard of any other children of the said Gerrard Brown, and also he understood that the heirs of Gerrard Brown held 100 a. of land in Simpson's Supply and 100 a. in the Christian Temple Manor, and he understood [that] the widow Cornish lived on Simpson's Supply, and that about 43 years ago he asked John Woodward if he lived on the Manor and he answered no, he lived on Simpson's Supply, but very near the manor line and that about the same time the widow Wise told him she lived on the manor, and he had lived in a house by the house wherein Anne Burn lived; CHLR H#3 52:425. Age 88, 24 July 1758; CHLR H#3 52:58. Age 90, 11 Aug. 1760; CHLR K#3 54:4.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 160.
      At the request of Jno Franklin of CC, the following deed was recorded this May 17, 1729.
      Apr 19, 1729 from William Groves and Elizabeth, his wife, of CC, planter, to John Franklin of CC, planter, for 4000 lbs of tobacco and for divers other good causes, a certain tract of land in CC called Moulds Venture, bounded by George Bradshaw's land, containing and laid out for 200 acres. Signed - Wm (W his mark) Groves, Eliza Groves. Wit - Robt Hanson*, W Hanson, Wm Stone*.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 66
      Special petition of John Edgar 4th Tues of Mar last to justices: From Charles, Lord Baltimore to George Noble, Peter Dent, John Beall & Henry Massey, Gent; regarding bounds of The Horsepenn; depositions follow:
      John Ward, age ca 64-66; gives oath regarding The Horsepen now in possession of John Edgar; mentions his father, John Ward, Sr., dec'd, his Pamunkey land; states he and George Britt got warrant of Col. Darnall for 200 acres and after Britt died he and the widow Britt executed sd. warrant on the land where Henry Ward and Henry Moore now live
      John Clemens, age ca 50; declares 15 years ago he built the first house on Edgar's land called Horsepenn; mentions Ward's Wheel, Henry Ward's plantation, Weetawick's Branch
      John Franklin, age ca 59; mentions Henry Moore 19 years ago, Weetawick's Branch, John Ward's land called Ward's Wheel
      John Gardiner, age ca 72; mentions he has known Mattawoman 40 years then called St. Thomas' Fresh; mentions Old Indian Field
      George Noble, commissioner; mentions Henry Ward, Ward's Wheel and William Benson
      Francis Pain, age 29 years; mentions Henry Ward, Ward's Wheel; also John Saunders whose dau. was Henry Ward's wife
      Henry Barnes, age ca 54; 20-30 years ago John Ward, Thomas Plunkett, widow Britt and Luke Gardiner, the surveyors; also mentions his father, Pamunkey, Old Indian Field
      Henry Ward, age ca 54; mentions James Stoddert 7 years ago, Ward's Wheel, Henry Moore
      Henry Moore, age ca 67; mentions 8-9 years ago he took up a piece of 200 acres of Moore's Chance; mentions Mr. Stoddert, surveyor, Edgar's land called The Horsepenn, John Ward, Jos. Manning, Henry Ward and Ward's Wheel; 3 Aug 1730
      Enrolled 26 Aug 1730
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      Charles County Court Records, June Court 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 196-198
      Pursuant to the order of last Nov Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of 3 tracts of land called Wicksall, Aspinalls Hope, & Allansons Folly in possession of Thos: Brooke of St. Mary's County, Gent. The Commissioners appointed (not being related to the Petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) were Thomas Stone, Math: Stone, Richard Speake, & John Barker, Gent. Thomas Brooke, in right of his wife, is seized of the 3 tracts of land.
      We certify that we have executed the within Commission, and have taken the depositions hereto annexed. Signed Apr 7, 1736 - Thomas Stone, Mathew Stone, Richard Speake, John Barker.
      The deposition of William Godfrey, aged about 57, who declares that about 25 years ago, Edwd Rookwood came to the place where this deponent is now {being on Chingomuxon [Chicamuxen] Creek) where there is a mulberry tree. Sd Rookwood showed this deponent a locust post, which he said was put there by a jury to be the division of Henry Aspinall & Thomas Allcock in a tract of land called Alleson's Folly. Signed - William Godfrey.
      The deposition of John Franklin, aged about 65, who declares that about 30 years ago, William Moss told this deponent that the afd tree was the dividing tree of Math.a Dike and sd Moss. Signed - John Franklin.
      The deposition of William Godfrey, aged about 57, who declares that about 22 years ago, John Speake came with this deponent to a chestnut oak standing on the bank of Potomack River, which tree, sd Speake told this deponent, was the dividing tree of Henry Fletcher and Henry Aspinal, being the 3rd bound tree of each. Signed - William Godfrey.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 267. The Justices of this Court do appoint the several persons following, Constables of the respective hundreds within CC for the ensuing year, viz -

      Durham Lower part - John Frankling.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 267. The Justices of this Court do appoint the several persons following, Constables appointed to suppress the tumultuous meetings of Negroes for the ensuing year, viz -
      In Durham Parish - John Frankling.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 85.
      At the request of Elizabeth Hudson, the following deed was recorded on Jan 21, 1745[/6].
      Jan 18, 1745[/6] from John Franklin of CC, planter, to Eliza. Hudson of CC, widow, for 20 £and 3500 lbs tobacco, all that parcel of land, being part of a tract of land surveyed for sd Franklin on Jul 13, 1743, called Moulds Venture, bounded by a tract of land called Johnsons Beginning, containing about 100 acres. Signed - John Franklin. wit - Robt Hanson, Thomas Stone. The deed was acknowledged by John Franklin and Mary, his wife.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 326.
      At the request of William Franklin, the following deed of gift was recorded on Apr 5, 1749.
      I, John Franklin of CC, planter, for the natural fatherly love I have for my son, William, and for 1000 lbs tobacco and for divers other good causes, I give William and his male heirs, and in case William should die without male heirs, then I give to my son, Joseph Franklin and his heirs, a tract of land in CC called Franklins Addition, lying between Nanjemy Glebe called Hoocknorton, the land of Thomas Milstead, and the land of Joseph Thomas. Also, 33 acres, being part of a tract of land called Moless Venture, lying on the north side of the Maine`';" containing in all and laid out for about 103 acres. Signed Mar 15, 1748[/9] - John Francklin. Wit - Thos Stone, Allen Davies. Mary, wife of the said John Franklin, released her dower.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (314). Jan 27, 1755 from Mrs. Elizebeth Hudson (Hutson) of CC, widow, to William Hudson, her son, of CC, for the natural love she has for her son and for 20 £and 3500 lbs of inspected tobacco, and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land surveyed for John Franklin on Jul 13, 1743, called Moulds Venture, bounded by a tract of land called Johnstons, containing about 100 acres. Signed - Elizebeth (C her mark) Hudson. Wit - Thos Stone, Walter Hanson. Recorded [date not stated].
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (337). Feb 18, 1755 from John Frankling, planter, to Thomas Frankling {Franklin), carpenter, both of CC, for 3000 lbs of crop tobacco and for the natural love that afd John Frankling has for sd Thomas Frankling, his son, and to the male heirs of sd Thomas, lawfully begotten, 50 acres of that tract of land called Molds Venture, lying in CC, adjoining the land of William Frankling and William Hodgson. If, however, Thomas has no male heirs, the land shall fall to my son Joseph or the heir at law next apparent. Signed - John Franklin_ Wit - Walter Hanson, Danl of St Thos Jenifer. Mary, the wife of the sd John Franklin, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded May 22, 1755.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 359-50: MOULDS VENTURE: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - None: : Surveyed 22 Mary 1675 for John Mould at a bound Spanish oak on a plain running thence: ; Conveyance notes - 200 Acres - William Groves from John Fugate 10 March 1718, 200 Acres - John Franklin from William Groves 9 Apr 1729,Resurveyed into MOULDS VENTURE folio 460,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 460-556: MOULDS VENTURE: 317 acres; Possession of - 317 Acres - Franklin, John: Originally so called, Re-surveyed for John Franklin, 13 July 1743, beginning at a bounded oak standing in the North line of the Original survey of said tract the beginning tree of the EXPECTATION. Patented 18 March 1746: Other Tracts Mentioned: EXPECTATION; ; ; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 100 Acres - Elizabeth Hudson from John Franklin; 18 Jan 1745,William Franklin from John Franklin; 5 March 1748,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 419-292: FRANKLINS ADDITION: 70 acres; Possession of - 70 Acres - Franklin, John: Surveyed Jan [?] 1732 for John Franklin: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, William Franklin from John Franklin; 25 March 1732,

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 441-447: JOHNSONS BEGINNING: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Johnson, John: Surveyed for John Johnson 15 March 1742 lying between John Franklins land and McConchie DEALE, beginning at a bounded red oak standing on a ridge near a fork of Bradshaw Branch, patented 1 September 1743: Other Tracts Mentioned: McConchie DEALE; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},

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