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

William Elgin

Male 1759 - 1802  (~ 42 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name William Elgin  [1
    Born Aug 1759  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1802  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14258  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father William Elgin,   b. Abt 1717, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1794, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Harrison,   b. 1730, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1776, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 15 Sep 1752  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Perry,   b. Abt 1763, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F9825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Anderson,   b. Bef 1764, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Jun 1780  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • By Rev. WALTER H. HARRISON
      Elgin, William to Ann Anderson, June 18, 1780.
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F9826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 225.
      William Elgin Sr., September 20, 1794; October 4, 1794
      I, William Elgin Sr. of CC being sick and weak of body but of sound and reposing mind and memory
      My will and desire is that all my horses, black cattle, sheep and hogs after the following legacies shall be take and shall be sold and the amount of the sale applied to the discharge of my debts. Likewise my crop of Indian corn and wheat after one years allowance for my daughter Catharine and her negroes and stock to be taken out and my crop of tobacco after eight hundred and fifty pounds of tobacco be taken out of to pay my son Gustavus Elgins rent for the present year, be sold to discharge my debts. Also land called Chosen, Huckleberry Plains Enlarged, and Elgins Purchase be sold to defray and satisfy and discharge my debts. Any surplus from the sale shall be equally distributed amongst my sons, William Elgin, Francis Elgin and Frederick Elgin.
      To son Joseph, tracts Bachelors Agreement, Bachelors Rest and my right and title to one half of fifty acres of land purchased of William Elgin son of John, and which land was never devised to me. Also negroes, Jesse and Sally.
      To son Samuel Elgin, Negros Jim, Margaret and Elizabeth which are now in his possession.
      To son William Elgin, negroes Harry, Henny, George and Judahs Harry.
      To son Hezekiah Elgin, tract of land called Addition, with the mill and mill seat that is on it and my right and title to one half of fifty acres of land purchased of William Elgin son of John, and which land was never devised to me, and negroes, Abraham and Jacob. Also one bed and furniture, tow cows and calves, four ewes and lambs and one sow and shoats, and one dark bay horse called ginger.
      To son Francis Elgin, negroes Long Harry, Nell, Isaac, Stacey, and Clem which are now in his possession. Also Negros, Alexander and Old Henry.
      To son Gustavus Elgin, negroes Anna and her two children David and Abraham, Dick, and three ewes and eight hundred and fifty pounds of tobacco.
      To daughter Ann Ashford, negroes Henny, Betty, Judy and her youngest child Eliz
      To daughter Mary Garland, , negroes, Sucky and her three youngest children, viz, Stephen Charity and Clement, one cow and calf, three ewes and lambs, one sow and pigs.
      To daughter Catherine Elgin, negroes Thomas, Priscilla and her two children Mary and Nancy. Also two rooms in my dwelling house which she shall make choice of during her living or single life and one black mare, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, three ewes and lambs and one sow and pigs.
      To granddaughter Elizabeth Manning, negro girl Harriet to be kept in in the hands of her guardian until she arrives at 16yrs or marries.
      To granddaughter Ann Manning, one cow and calf and three head of sheep.
      To grandson, Richard Manning, one cow and calf and thre head of sheep.
      To Executors, what negroes are not devised by this will
      Executor: sons Joseph Elgin, Hezekiah Elgin
      Signed: September 20, 1794 Will Elgin
      Wit - Dr. Samuel Hanson, Thomas Price, George Dunnington
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 244. Power of atty, recorded at the request of Thomas Smallwood Harrison. I, Alexander Elgin of Prince William County, Virginia, have ordained Thomas Smallwood Harrison of CC, my true and lawful atty, in my name to recover all money, tobacco, Negroes, or anything else due to me from anyone in Maryland. Signed Nov 30, 1787 - Alexander Elgin. Wit - Will Elgin, Wm Elgin Jr.
      CC, Nov 30, 1787 - came both witnesses and made oath that they saw Alexander Elgin sign the within power of atty. Before - Warren Dent*. Recorded Apr 4, 1788.

  • Sources 
    1. [S198] The Elgin Familes of America, James G. Elgin, (Name: Privately published, 4th edition July 2003;).

Research Links  Find William Elgin at the following sites -

Ancestry records for William Elgin