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

Richard Edelen

Male 1735 - 1803  (68 years)


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  • Name Richard Edelen 
    Born 1735  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Nov 1803  "Lanternam", Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15388  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father Philip Edelen,   b. 1706, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1761, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane Gardiner,   b. 1715, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1793, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1731  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Harrison,   b. Bef 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1793, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 49 years) 
    Married 1760  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Teresa Edelen,   b. Aft 1761, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1801, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 38 years)  [natural]
     2. Philip Edelen,   b. Aft 1765, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1818, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 51 years)  [natural]
     3. Samuel Edelen,   b. Aft 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1807, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 39 years)  [natural]
     4. Jane Edelen,   b. 1768, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1809, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 40 years)  [natural]
     5. Dorothy Edelen,   b. 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1857, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     6. Rachel Edelen,   b. 1772, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)  [natural]
     7. Richard Dr. Edelen,   b. 1764, "Lanternam", Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1835, "Society Hill", Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     8. Elizabeth Edelen,   b. 1774, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1852, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     9. Aminta Edelen,   b. 1776, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1807, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F10515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      MARYLAND HISTORICAL MAGAZINE VOLUME XXIV, March 1929 No. 1
      MARYLAND PHYSICIANS AT THE PERIOD OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. Henry J. Berkley, M.D
      Edelin, Richard, of Leonard Town, St. Mary's County, 1777. No record of military service. Arch. XI.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 142.
      Richard Edelen, Will & Codicil, December 16, 1801; November 29, 1803
      I, Richard Edelin of CC, being sick and weak of body, but of sound mind and memory and disposing judgment;
      To three sons, Richard Edelen, Philip Edelen and Samuel Edelen the three tracts of land adjoining each other as follows: "Lanternam", containing 1111 Acres, Boarmans Manor, containing 29 acres being the seat of my water mill, and a parcel laying in Boarmans reserve, being part of Boarmans Manor containing 60 acres. Son Richard shall have his part of Lanternim laid off where I now dwell, son Philip to have an equal part of Lanternim laid off where my mother lived and died, and my son Samuel to have his equal part of Lanternim laid off at the upper end of my plantation where Joshua Roby now lives. The other two tracts together with the mill to be equally divided between my three sons.
      To son Philip Edelen, 4 negroes; Bob, Sarah, Jesse and Lucy.
      To son Samuel Edelen, 4 negroes; Ben, Isaac, Monica and Nancy.
      To son Richard Edelen, 2 old negroes, Harry and Cate, to be kept and supported on this plantation whereon I now live.
      To son Philip Edelen, 1 feather bed and furniture.
      To son Samuel Edelen, 1 feather bed and furniture.
      To daughter Elizabeth Edelen, 6 negroes; David, Harry, Betty, Jane, Suckey and Jack. Also 1 feather bed and furniture, and the silver tea spoons and tongs.
      To sons Philip and Samuel Edelen, my silver table spoons equally divided.
      To daughter Aminta Edelin, the balance if any that should remain of the 300 pounds current money which I have promised to pay for her in the monestery.
      Item: the residue of my personal estate shall be equally divided between all my children; Richard Edelin, Philip Edelin, Samuel Edelin, Rachel Gardiner, Jane Mudd, Dorothy Gardiner, Elizabeth Edelin and Aminta Edelin.
      Item: Whereas my son Samuel Edelin doth give me great grief and fear that he may or will spend or waist what I have given him, I do hereby appoint and ordain my brother in law Thomas Courtney Reeves, trustee over and for the use of my said son.
      Executor: sons Richard Edelin and Philip Edelin
      Signed: December 16, 1801 Rich'd Edelen
      Wit: Ignatius Middleton, Jeremiah Dyer, Joshua Robey
      Codicil: Since the making of my will, I have considered the situation of my daughter Elizabeth Edelin who I find is not sufficiently provided for. Therefore I bequeath the use of one room in my dwelling house commonly called the girls room or Betsys Room to her during her single life and no longer, and my son Richard Edelin shall act a brotherly part by his sister as I have given him the other part of my house. In addition, I bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Edelin, 2 negroes, Matthew and Luke.
      Signed December 1, 1801 Rich'd Edelin
      Wit: Ignatius Middleton, Jeremiah Dyer, Joshua Robey
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 191.
      Jane Edelin, December 9, 1790; December 2, 1793
      I, Jane Edelin of CC being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory
      To son Richard Edelin, negro Samuel a carpenter, and my still.
      To daughter Ann Simmes, negro Toby.
      To daughter Mary Boarman, negro Samuel, six silver tea spoons and one looking glass.
      To daughter Elizabeth Reeves, negro Henry, and one looking glass.
      To granddaughter Elizabeth Boarman, negro Lucy.
      To granddaughter Jane Boarman, negro Mary, one horse and woman's saddle.
      To granddaughter Rachael Gardiner, negro Joseph.
      To the Roman Chapple that's now a building near Miss Betsy Askins, one thousand pounds of tobacco
      To children, Richard Edelin, Ann Simmes, Mary Boarman and Elizabeth Reeves residue of estate provided they pay to my daughter Sarah Edelin that's now in Frances, five pounds sterling during her life, that is to say twenty five shillings sterling money annually during her life.
      Executor: son Richard Edelin and son-in-law Charles Boarman
      Signed: December 9, 1790 Jane (her mark) Edelin
      Wit - Alexander McPherson, John Bartain {Barton} Hagan
      Probated on December 2, 1793 by Richard Edelin and Charles Boarman together with witnesses Alexander McPherson and John Bartain {Barton} Hagan, who made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal this will.
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 223. Mrs. Jane Edelin - Inventory. Late of CC, decd. Dec 9, 1793.
      Negroes: Sam (aged 70 years), Wat. (70), Charles (68), Nell (), Monnaca (50), Harry (55), Jo (30), Lucey (18), Mary (22), Sim (20), Tobey (14), Nell (7).
      Total amount: £591.2.2.
      Signed - William Barker, Jeremiah Dyer.
      Kin: Edward Simms, Thos. C. Reeves.
      Creditors: Wm Watts, Henderson Fergusson & Gibson,
      CC, Jun 10, 1794. Then came Richard Edelin and Charles Boarman, executors, and made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1797-1803;
      Folio 442 MARY HENRIETTA DYER 09/20/ I 800 12/09/1800
      "being Sick and weak in Body ."
      Bequeaths to:
      Nancy Gibbs --cousin
      -to have little Negro boy child "George"
      -to have testatrtx's side saddle
      2. Mary Jenkins --aunt
      Clary Edelen --aunt
      -to have 2 best tables
      3. Rebecca Edelen -aunt
      Susannah Edelen --aunt
      -to have the residue of the estate
      4. Walter Edelen --uncle
      -named executor of the will and 1 suppose my grand Father Richard Edelen has in his will Left me Something and if he Should not alter his will before his Death and in that case Should 1 be intitled to any Part therein it is my will and Desire all such Part Shall be Equally divided amongst his own children wherein he has mentioned in his own will This make mention off for fear Some Dispute inight happen after our deaths."
      Witnesses: Basil Hatton
      Ignatius Loveless (mark)
      Then came: Basil Hatton
      Note; the testatrix signed the will in her own hand
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 643. Nov 2, 1774 from Magdelen Hagan of Frederick County, to John Hagan of Fairfax County, Virginia, bricklayer, for 15 £and for divers other good causes, part of a tract of land in CC, being the remaining part of a tract of land that Richard Edelin is in possession of, called Lanternam, containing about 65 acres. Signed - Magdelon (+ her mark) Hagon. Wit - Philip Briscoe*, Sm Briscoe*. Recorded Nov 8, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 645. Nov 2, 1774 from John Hagan of Fairfax County, Virginia, bricklayer, to Richard Edelin, son of Philip, of CC, planter, for 50 £and for divers other good causes, all the remaining part of that tract of land in CC that sd Richard has now in possession, called Lanternam, the dwelling plantation of my father, Ignatius Hagan, containing about 65 acres. Signed - John (+ his mark) Hagon. Wit - Philip Briscoe*, Sm Briscoe*. Mary Hagon, wife to the sd John Hagan, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Nov 8, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 167. Sep 3, 1785 from Joseph Edelen of CC, to Richard Edelen of CC, for 5 shillings, and for the natural love that sd Joseph has for his son, Walter Edelen, for whose use this deed is made, and for divers other good causes, all that tract of land in Cob Neck in CC, on which the afd Joseph Edelen now dwells, called Cohonk Point or Oards Spring, or by whatever name the same may be called, and also the 3 following Negroes, to wit, Rachael, Mint, and their future increase, and Will. Sd land is to the use and behoof of the sd Joseph Edelen for and during his natural life, without impeachment of waste, and sd Negroes and their future increase to the use of the sd Joseph Edelen during his natural life, and after the death of the sd Joseph Edelen, the land and Negroes and-their future incease to be and remain to the sd Walter Edelen forever. Signed - Joseph Eelen. Wit - Richd Barnes, WH Jenifer (CC JPs). Recorded Sep 3, 1785.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 285. Trust Deed. Aug 20, 1794 from Richard Edelin, son of Philip, of CC, to Thomas Mundell of Prince Georges County on behalf of himself and of Alexander Henderson, Robert Fergusson, and John Gibson, creditors of sd Richard Edelin, for 10 shillings and for the money herein after mentioned as due from sd Edelin to Henderson, Fergusson and Gibson, the sale to sd Mundell, of the following tracts of land, to wit, a tract of land in CC called Lanternam, containing about 1111 acres, as by patent thereof to Richard Edelin dated Jan 3, 1772. Also, a tract of land in CC called Boarmans Reserve, being part of a tract of land called Boarmans Manor, containing about 219 acres, as per the following CC deeds, to wit, from Bowling Speake to Philip Edelin dated Feb 19, 1754, and from Samuel Hanson to sd Richard Edelin dated Aug 12, 1779. Also, the 3 following tracts of land in CC, and being part of Boarmans Manor, to wit, all that part deeded to Philip Edelin by William Boarman and containing about 29 acres, as by sd deed dated Jun 13, 1744, and all that part thereof deeded to afd Philip Edelin by afd William Boarman and containing about 21 acres, as by deed dated Aug 23, 1748, and all that part thereof deeded to sd Philip Edelin by Henry Hardey, containing about 99 acres, as by deed dated Sep 22, 1789. This deed is in trust, firstly, to pay sd Mundell the costs of executing this trust, and secondly, to pay sd Henderson, Fergusson, and Gibson, the sum of 791 £2 shillings and 3 pence with legal interest from Apr 24, 1794, and 127 £17 shillings with legal interest from Oct 1 next, as by sd Richard Edelin's bond to sd Henderson, Fergusson, and Gibson, dated Apr 24, 1794, and
      thirdly, to return to sd Richard Edelin, all property remaining in the hands of sd Mundell. Sd Richard Edelin hereby appoints sd Thomas Mundell, his lawful attorney, to sell sd lands. Signed - Richard. Edelen. Wit - jOn Dent*, Wm D. Briscoe*. Recorded Aug 20, 1794.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 369-55: LANTERNAM: 500 acres; Possession of - 500 Acres - Boarman, William Maj : Surveyed 10 April 1671 from William Boarman on the North side a fresh run that runs into Zachia Swamp.: Conveyance notes - 200 Acres - Richard Edelen from John Ball; 9 March 1714, 500 Acres - Richard Edelen from John Baptist Boarman; 12 Nov 1717,

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