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

James Wilson

Male 1704 - 1753  (49 years)


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  • Name James Wilson 
    Birth 1704  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 18 Jan 1753  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15527  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Josiah Wilson,   b. 1671, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Dec 1717, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Martha Lingan,   b. 1680, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1698  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female MNU Wilson   d. Abt 1727, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Abt 1720  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha Wilson,   b. Abt 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 49 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: Stepchild]
     2. Josias Wilson,   b. Abt 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Feb 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 35 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: Stepchild]
     3. James Wilson,   b. Abt 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 48 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: Stepchild]
    Family ID F10596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Sophia Craycroft,   b. 1693, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Mar 1756, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1724  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Wilson,   b. Abt 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Sep 1770, Prince George's County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 42 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Lingan Wilson,   b. Aft 1741, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 31 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F10597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      WILSON, JAMES, Prince George's County, gentleman. 13 May, 1743 18 Jan, 1753
      To son Josiah Wilson, the lower pt. of the land I live upon, which I bought of Thomas Sherdin, that is to say, running from a white oak standing in the line of Alexander Magruder's land, called "Cox's Hay's" and running from thence until it intersects with Wm. Clives' "Spring Branch", thence to Covington's Creek; thence to Patuxent River.
      To son William Wilson, upper pt. of the land I live on "Rich Neck' tract; mentions line of Wm, Watson's old plantation, and 50 A. late possessed by Peter Brightwell.
      To son James Wilson, middle pt. of land I live on,
      To wife Sophia Wilson, and dau. Martha Wilson, at their decease, whole estate to bro. Joshua Wilson.
      To dau, Martha, 1 lot of land In Charlestown called 'Mount Calvert," which was given me by my father, and purchased by him of Christopher Beans; 1 other lot in the town, my father purchased of Henry Boteler, dec'd., and a piece of ground In Annapolis, purchased by my father of Patrick Ogleby.
      Give those tracts called Mount Calvert Manner, "Deacons", "Bordens," and all other lands, late in possession of bro. Joshua Wilson, who is now upon his travels, and who has left the same by will to be equally divided bet. my son Lingan Wilson, and the child of mine which is unborn, to have 90 A, lying by Henry Botelers that I exchanged with Lingan Wilson, my bro,, when she shall arrive of age, if sd, unborn child is a female.
      Name of wife Sophia Willson;
      children: Joshua, William, James and Martha.
      Extx. to give to my 4 eld. childen, afsd. Doctor Hornecks' Crucified Jesus," when each of them are of age.
      Wife, extx,
      Wit: Alexr. Magruder, Jr., Hezekiah Magruder, Jno. Turton. 28. 427
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      WILSON, JAMES, Prince George's County, gentleman.
      Appoint Sophia Wilson, his then wife, extx.
      Hereby renounce and revoke my executorshIp to sd. last will, and grant authority to son Josiah Wilson, as administrator; 1-18-1753.
      Witness: Wm. Wilson and Jno. Turton. 28.500 - 501
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      Capt. James Wilson 52.36 Page £783.13.8 Jun 18 1753
      Appraisers: Henry Trueman, John Hawkins, Jr.
      Creditors: John Hawkins, Jr. attorney for MM Spencer Beneday & Johnson merchants of Liverpool, Jo. Cantilton.
      Next of kin: Sophia Wilson, Hezekiah Magruder.
      Administrator: Josiah Wilson.
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      James Wilson 36.28 A Page £783.13.8 £143.15.9 Jan 14 1754
      Received from: Philip Holt, Thomas Roads, Philipt Holt, William Beans, Sr., William Beans, Jr., Sarah Stalling, Joseph Talbot, Jr., Joseph Talbot, Sr., William Young, Elisabeth Talbot, William Allnott, Margaret Smith, Edward Talbot, William Cohoi, Benjamin Askew, William Parker, John Wiley, John Mudd, Nicholas Swanstead, William Dair, Allen Reynolds, Richard Adams, Jacob Deal, Alexander Deal, Isaac Sads, Kensey Freeman, Mary Freeland, Elisabeth Griffin, Benjamin Hunt, John Hughs, William Hall, William Hardesty, Job Hunt, Edward Hughs, John House, Joseph Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson, William Kidd, Charles King, Ignatius King, Thomas King, Samuel King, John Lavvile, James Mules, John Mudd, Jr., James Morsell, Leonard Oliver, Elisabeth Prindowill, Thomas Reyneyson, James Sawell, Jacob Stallings, Jr., Joseph Talbott, Sr., John Talbot, John Wicks, Benjamin Wood, William Young.
      Payments to: Richard Dorsey, Edward Mayhew, Sr., Mr. Lawrence Spencer & Co. (merchants in Liverpool) paid to John Hawkins, Jr., Dr. Thomas Hamilton, MM Tubman & Hartly paid to John Beans, Richard White, John Brightwell, John Whytly, John Skinner, David Arnold, Philip Key, Esq. paid to Edward Butler, James Watson, Jr., Violetta Smith (administratrix of Elias Smith), John Cooke, William Hall, William Magruder Selby per order on Mr. James Russel, Lord Baltimore paid to Mr. Christopher Lowndes, MM Spencer Bradley & Johnson (merchants in Liverpool).
      Administrator: Josiah Wilson.
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      Wilson, Josiah, gent., Pr. Geo. County, 11th Nov., 1717; 5th Dec. 1717.
      To brother William Kid and hrs., 24 A., "'Refuge,"' also the adjoining tract, 84 A.., "Kid's Levell," and 59 A. called '"Island Plains,"' which adjoins "Kids Levell."
      To son Josiah and hrs., 500 A., "Ozburn's Lott,"' in Balto. County, east side Bush River, also 1/2 of 380 A. called "Buttington" and 3 lots in Marlborough, one being part of one of the southernmost lots on the market-place; also a lot on East side of Mr. William Head's lot and a lot on the south side of the meeting lot, and personalty.
      To son Lingan and hrs., 500 A., "Lingans Adventure," in Balto. County, on South side of Gunpowder R., and 450 A., "Back Lingan" in same county, and personalty.
      To son James and hrs., 250 A., " The Ridge," at head of Hunting Creek, 90 A., "The Angles," at head of same creek, 200 A., "George's Desire, " and 42 A.., "Addition., " joining "The Ridge," also a slip of land in Annapolis, being part of a lot sold to Patrick Ogilby, and one lot of land and house in Mount Calvert, Pr. Geo. County, formerly taken up and built on by Henry Boteler; one other lot and house in Mount Calvert, purchased of Christopher Beam., now deceased, also warehouse on waterside at Mt. Calvert, and personalty.
      To son Joseph and hrs., 1,50 A., "Cockalds Point, " on s. side of west branch of Patuxent River; 20 A., "Beams Landing," and the adjoining tract of land; also 43 A. of the same "Beams Landing" with the appurtenances thereto., and 100 A., "'Brook Hill," on North. side Charles Branch in Pr. Geo. Co.; also 200 A. of adj. tract, "Kingsale,"' and personalty.
      To son Joshua and hrs., tract of land and houses in Mt. Calvert purchased of Thomas Emos; 247 A. and 132 A., part of Mt. Calvert manor purchased of John Deakins; also a tract purahased of Christopher Beanes on s. side of Charles Branch cont. 18 A., and personalty.
      To dau. Martha and hrs., 206 A."Indian Gyant's Sepulcher," in Charles County, purchased of Walter Beam [Bayne], and personalty.
      To Mrs. Catherine Boteler, personalty.
      Residue of personalty to be divided among the 6 child. afsd., first division when son Lingan attains the age of 16, Son Josiah to have first choice, and then son Lingan. The Justices of Pr. Geo. County Court, with Mr. Edward Boteler and Mr. Thomas Lingan in Calvert County to assist at division. Should any of five sons afsd. die before age of 18, his share of est. to be equally divided among all surviving child. Dau. Martha of age at 16.
      Exs.: Sons Josiah and Lingan, jointly. They to maintain child. at schools and provide a competent Support till they come of age, Servants Walter Thompson, John Hastins, John Smith, Izia Bonnell and George Noble. to be disposed of by exs. for own benefit till their time of servitude expires
      Test: Jos. Belt, Rich. Pile, Robt. Hall. 14. 381.
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      Hodgshon (HodgiLson), William, professor of Phisick, Calvert Co., 3rd Feb., 1734; 14th Feb., 1734.
      To son Ezra and hrs., entire estate at age of 18.
      Exs.: Bayne Smallwood, Charles County, and Thomas Preston, Calvert Co,, instructed to convey to James Wilson, Prince George Co,, "Addition," Calvert County, bought of Thomas Wilson of Prince George County, and 22 A. bought of Eliz. Leach (Eliz. Ayling of the of sd. Co.), on condition that sd. James Wilson allow sum of 16 pounds as per agreement. Exs. instructed to send son Ezra and his estate to brother Robert, a resident of Darlington, in the Bisboprick of Durham.
      Test : John Norfolke, Elizabeth Stennett, Ellis Slater. 21. 277.
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      WILSON, JOSHUA, Prince George's Co. =========== 27 Nov. 1745
      To bro. JAMES WILSON (page 320). pt. of Mt. Calvert Mannor, which my father purchased of Capt. Ennes, then to my nephew WM. WILSON SELBY, son of Wm. Magruder Selby.
      To niece MARTHA WILSON, dau. of my bro. JAMES WILSON, slave,
      To nephew WM. WILKINSON WILSON, 1 slave.
      To nephew JOSIAH WILSON, son of bro. JAMES WILSON, 1 slave.
      To bro. JOSEPH WILSON, tract which my father formerly purchased of John Deakins; also the land he purchased of Christopher Beanes.
      To nephew WILLIAM WILSON SELBY
      To my friend THOMAS HODGKIN, 10 pounds sterl.
      To sister, MARTHA SELBY, 20 pounds sterl.
      To nephew SAMUEL SELBY, nephew NATHANIEL SELBY, bro. LINGAN WILSON
      if it please God to afflict me with sickness in any foreign country, and take me out of this world, then I will my bro. JOSEPH an equal pts with my bro. JAMES.
      Wit: Richard Marsham, Waring Henry Hall, Samuel Magruder. MCW 24.327
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      Dr. John Haswell 48.226 Page £622.8.3 May 31 1750
      Appraisers: George Scott, James Wilson,
      Creditors: Samuel Magruder, Chris. Lowndes.
      Next of kin: in Scotland.
      Executrix: Mrs. Sarah Haswell.
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      William Culver 20.134 A CH £172.1.0 £14.1.7 Feb 27 1743
      Sureties; Thomas Mudd, Sr. (of Charles County), Ignatius Garner (of Prince George's County).
      Received from: Richard Clements, Alexander Frazer, Charles Neale, Thomas Hayes, Freeman Haggit, Robert Hardie, Thomas King.
      Payments to: John Tolson, James Bosswell, Dr. Farnham, James Willson, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Walter Hanson, Bazil Bevan.
      Executrix: Mary Smith, wife of Thomas Smith.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 303.
      At the request of Wm Wilkinson of CC, the following lease was recorded Aug 22, 1732.
      Wm Wilkinson and James Wilson of CC, Gent, or either of them, pursuant to an act of Assembly of Maryland for the encouragement of such persons as would undertake to build water mills, [on] Oct 30, 1731, have purchased out of our High Court of Chancery within Maryland, our writ of Ad Quod Damnium directed to our CC Sheriff, commanding him that, by the oaths of 12 honest men of CC, he should inquire if it would be to the damage of us or others if we should grant sd Wm Wilkinson & James Wilson or either of them, 20 acres at Swanson's Cr in CC, viz, 10 acres on one side of such run, & 10 acres on the other side of such run, with liberty to cut down and carry away, either by land or water, any wood or timber fit for building a mill, other than timber fit to split into clapboards upon any land next adjoining to the sd 20 acres. The afd Sher., has, at the request of sd William Wilkinson, returned into our Court a certain inquisition, before him taken at Swanson Cr in Benedict Hundred in CC on Dec 14, 1732 by the oath of 12 honest men of CC, whereby it appears to have been found that 10 acres of the land lying on the north side of the main Southwardly Branch of the Cr commonly called Cabbin Branch, being part of a tract of land in CC containing about 300 acres, called Trumans Place now said to be the right of Edward Carleton but in the possession of the above sd Wm Wilkinson, are of the yearly value of 3 shillings, and that 10 acres of land lying on the sot. h side of the main Southwardly branch afd, being part of Calverton Mannor containing about 6000 acres now said to be our right but in the possession of Wm Lawson of CC, of the yearly value of 4 shillings. Know that we are pleased to grant and by these presents do grant unto sd Wm Wilkinson, sd 20 acres to build a water mill upon, together with free egress and regress to sd water mill, with liberty to cut down and carry away, any timber fit for building sd water mill other than board timber fit to cleave or split into clapboards. To have and to hold, for the term of 80 years, paying 7 shillings yearly, of which 3 shillings goes to sd Edward Carleton, and 4 shillings goes to us and our successors, upon Mar 9. Witness our trusty Samuel Ogle, Esq, Governor of Maryland, this Mar 9, 1731 - J Ross Reg: Cur Cant.

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      Prince George’s County Maryland Land Records 1752-1757
      Page 252. At the request of James Wilson, the following Acknowledgement was recorded June 25,
      1754
      PGCo Sct, June 20, 1754; then came Ann Wilson wife to Henry Wilson before the subscribers 2 of
      his lordships justices of peace who being privately examined declares that she freely and willingly acknowledged her right of dower to the within mentioned land and premises excepting 50 acres of land mentioned in a bond from James Wilson to her to be her right. Joshua Beall, Chris Lowndes. [Vide deed in folios 129 and 130)

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