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

Joseph Belt

Male 1717 - 1761  (43 years)


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  • Name Joseph Belt 
    Born 19 Dec 1717  Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Aug 1761  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16001  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father Joseph Belt,   b. 1680, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hester Beall,   b. 1687, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1706  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Sprigg,   b. 1720, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1736  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Belt,   b. Abt 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)  [natural]
     2. Margaret Belt,   b. Abt 1755, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)  [natural]
     3. Jospeh Sprigg Belt,   b. Bef 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F10951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      BELT, JOSEPH, Junr., Prince George's Co. 19 Apr. 1759; 27 Aug. 1761
      To son Thomas, Interest I have in manner land bought of Samuel Galloway, with water mill, Remainder of effects to wife, Ann, during life; at her decease, to son Joseph; If he leaves no Issue, then to son Charles; If he has no Issue, then to son William and hrs.
      Extx: wife Ann.
      wit: Geo. Clark, Benjamin Brookes, John Read Magruder.
      As I am desirous of avoiding trouble of administrating my husband's estates I must; desire you grant letters of administration in favor of my bro. Edward Sprigg. Signed, Anne Belt. 31.425

      From the Maryland Gazette

      BELT, Mr, Joseph,, Jr., died Wednesday evening last, at his house
      near Upper Marlborough, aged a little above 40 years, He
      leaves a wife and children, (June 11, 1761). Edward Sprigg
      is his executor. (Sept. 17, 1761)
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      Mr. Joseph Belt, Jr. 75.203 PG £539.2.0 Sep 24 1761 Jan 13 1762
      gentleman
      Appraisers: William Bowie, William Lock Weems.
      Creditors: William Murdock, Thomas Lancaster.
      Next of kin: Tobias Belt, John Belt, Jr.
      Administrator: Edward Sprigg.
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      From the Maryland Gazette

      BELT, Col. Joseph, died Friday night last [June 26) at his plantation in P. G. Co,, aged 86 years. His death is supposed to have been occasioned by grief for the death of his son a few weeks before. (July 2, 1761) Edward Belt and Humphrey Belt are executors, (Sept, 17., 1761)

      BELT, Miss Caroline Anne, youngest daughter of the late Capt. John Sprigg Belt, died Friday., 31th inst, at Sandy Hill, in this county, in her 23rd year, (Aug, 17.9 1826)
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      WHITAKER, ROBERT, Prince George's Co. ==/==/==; 27 Jun, 1753
      Personal estate to my 7 youngest children: Susannah, Elizabeth, Susan, Henry, Sarah, Priscilla and Alexander.
      To 2 old. sons, William and Robert, all the tract I dwell on,
      to be equally divided bet. them, the sd. Wm. and Robert Whitaker,
      by my friends, Thomas Gantt, Alexander Magruder and Thomas Gantt, Jr.
      Wit: Ruth Orme, Anne Belt, Jo Belt, Jr. 28.499
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      WHITAKER, WILLIAM, Prince George's Co. 28 Nov, 1756; 22 Mar, 1757
      Bros: Henry, Alexander and Robert.
      Mother: Elizabeth Whitaker.
      Tract: "Pentland Hills,"
      Ex: Robert Whitaker,.
      Wit: Ruth Orme, Michael Jeffreys, Joseph Belt, Jr. 30.340
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      BELT, JOSEPH, Prince George's Co. 14 Jun, 1761; 14 Sept 1761
      To wife Margery, 1/2 dwelling plantation&
      To son Humphry Belt, remainder, called "Chelsea Hohim [Home]".
      To son John Belt,
      To grand-son Joseph Sprigg, for the occupation of his mother Rachel Sprigg, slaves; at her decease, to her sons Osburn and Thomas SprIgg.
      To dau. Mary Pindle, 10 lbs. money.
      To dau. Margery Lyles, 5 s. currency.
      To son Tobias Belt, 2 slaves.
      To son Jeremiah Belt, land in Prince George's Co. called "Good Luck" and "The Addition to Good Luck".
      To grand-son Richard Belt, son of Jeremiah, slaves.
      To children of son Joseph Belt: 1/2 pt. of tract lying In Frederick Co. called "Chevy Chase"; other pt. of sd. tract unto William Belt. divided by Edward Sprigg and Humphrey Belt.
      To sd. Thomas Belt, 10 hogs and 10 head of cattle,
      To Wm. Belt. slaves, All slaves on the sd. plantation, or tract of land called "Chevy Chase", to be divided as near In value as may be, between grand-children: Charles, Elizabeth, Anne and Joseph Belt, children of son Thomas.
      To Thomas Belt,, tract in Frederick Co. called "Seneca Hills".
      To grand-son Joseph Belt, son of my son Joseph Belt, land In Frederick Co. called "Friendship".
      To dau.-In-law Anne Belt, late of son Joseph, tract. called "Thompson's Lot", lying near dwelling plantation of John Sprigg.
      Mentions. grand-son Wm. and Joseph Belt., sons of son Joseph Belt;
      Anne Belt, widow of son Joseph,, Jr.,. dec'd.
      Exs: Edward Sprigg and Humphrey Belt.
      Wit: J. SprIgg, Joseph Ray, John Perry. 31.414
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      EVANS, ELIZABETH, Prince George's Co. 18 Apr, 1767; 8 Jun, 1767
      To eld. dau. of Tobias Belt, Lucy Belt. To Mary Belt, wife of Capt. Tobias Belt.
      To Levin Belt, son of Capt. Tobias Belt.
      Mentioned: George Forbes Hamilton and Charles Evans Hamilton. Charles Belt, son of Joseph and Ann Belt, late of Upper Marlboro, wench Daphney and girl Minta, Negro boy Mirander; on condition that he come into Maryland again. Margery Belt, dau. of Joseph.
      Bro: Walter Evans, Negro fellow Doatney, wench Filla and child Amy. That Walter Evans pay Joseph Evans Of Frederick Co.., 30 pounds.
      Wit: John Belt, Jr., Dr. Samuel Guy Cornish. 36. 103
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 50. At the request of John Gibson the following Deed was recorded June 9, 1750
      Indenture made June 9, 1750; John Hepburn, gentleman in consideration of 7 pounds current money paid by John Gibson, joyner has sold the northern ½ of Lot Number 7 lying in the town of Marlbrough and containing ½ acre. Signed John Hepburn in the presence of and acknowledged before Richard Keene, Joseph Belt, Jr.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 138. At the request of Joseph Belt, Jr. the following Deed was recorded September 28, 1751
      Indenture made September 5, 1751; Between Samuel Beall, son of Ninian Beall of Frederick County, Maryland, planter of the one part and Joseph Belt, Jr., of PGCo, merchant of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas Samuel Beall by his bond bearing date January 3, 1727, did bind and oblidge himself to James Pelley late of PGCo deceased in the penal sum of 130 pounds sterling to make over the water mill commonly called "Beall's Mill" near Upper Marlbro and 10 acres of land adjoining when the said James Pelley had paid and as he has long since paid with out any deed of conveyance. And whereas James Pelley by his last will and testament bearing date March 19, 1746 did order and appoint the said mill and lands be sold for 75 pounds sterling or for land lying near Seneca to the value of 75 pounds and the said land or money equally divided amongst his loving sons Richard Pelley, Calvert Pelley and Harrison Pelley. And whereas Samuel Beall doth for and in consideration of 5 shillings paid by Joseph Belt, Jr., and also for and in consideration of 300 acres near Seneca called "Wickham's Chance" {in Frederick County, Maryland} which the said Joseph Belt, Jr., bought of Edward Sprigg, the 3rd of Anne Arundel County, Maryland and hath conveyed by a deed bearing date January 1750 unto the aforesaid Richard Pelley, Calvert Pelley and Harrison Pelley at the instance and request of Jane Pelley, executrix of James Pelley and in conformance to his said will hath sold as by these presents the said Samuel Beall doth for himself sell unto Joseph Belt, Jr., the water mill commonly called "Beall's Mill" near Upper Marlborough Town and binding on "Weymouth" being part of "Collington" containing and laid out for 10 acres. Signed Samuel Beall, in the presence of Thomas Chittam, James Edmonston, Mordicai Jacob and acknowledged before James Edmonston, Mordicai Jacob and at the same time Jane Beall wife of Samuel Beall relinquished her right of dower. January 29, 1750/1; Leonard Piles and James Oram certify the 300 acres of land is worth 75 pounds.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 145. At the request of Joseph Belt, Jr., the following Deed was recorded October 28, 1751
      Indenture made October 25, 1751; John Orme, Doctor, in consideration of 100 pounds sterling money paid by Joseph Belt, Jr., merchant, has sold part of a tract called "Collington" containing 10 acres beginning on the west side of a mill pond on a branch or run called Collington, from ye mill house (one acre) now in possession of Joseph Belt, Jr. and heretofore laid out and sold by Samuel Beall unto the said Joseph Belt, Jr. Signed John Orme in the presence of John Hepburn, Colmore Beanes and acknowledged before John Hepburn and at the same time Ruth Orme wife of Reverend John Orme relinquished her right of dower

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