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

James Moore

Male Abt 1624 - Abt 1735  (~ 111 years)


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  • Name James Moore  [1
    Birth Abt 1624  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Abt 1735  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16138  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Maryland Moore 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F6425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary MNU Moore,   b. Bef 1680 
    Marriage Bef 1697  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Moore,   b. Abt 1697, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Jun 1769, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 72 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. George Moore,   b. 1698, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Mar 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Peter Moore,   b. Abt 1706, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Jun 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 66 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Benjamin Moore,   b. 1712, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Jun 1784, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Jane Moore,   b. Abt May 1686, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     6. John Moore,   b. Aft 1700, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1768, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 68 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F8334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Elizabeth MNU Moore,   b. Bef 1665   d. Bef 1697, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 32 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1681  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Family 3 Female MNU Moore,   b. Bef 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1681, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 51 years) 
    Children 
     1. James Moore,   b. 1646, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1727, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 82 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F11020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

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  • Notes 
    • ===
      Research notes from Robert Moore
      Extensive Y DNA research on descendants of his sons, Peter and Benjamin, have proven his line does not originate in England, but is rooted in Ayrshire or Glasgow, Scotland
      ===
      Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 5

      This James Moore appears to have had the distinction of living a longer life than most, if not all, other settlers who arrived in Maryland in the 1600s. In 1735 he signed his name as "James Moore ye 110." At first glance, one might suspect this is either a mistake or "ye 110" has some meaning other than his age. However, records appear to prove quite conclusively that he really did achieve this ancient age of ca 110 years.
      It is impossible to determine when and how this James Moore, identified as James Moore, Sr. by 1735, entered the Province since there was not only an abundance of Moores who arrived in the 1600s, but there was more than one James Moore.
      This James Moore lived some 40 years at Four Hills, had 2 wives during the last 15 years, and probably another wife or wives and other children in the early years
      James Moore, Sr., b. ca 1624; d. ca 1735; ?m/1 m/2 by 1681 Elizabeth; m/3 by 1697 Mary

      ; children:
      1. James Moore, Jr., b. ca 1646
      2. Mary Moore
      3. Jane Moore
      4. George Moore
      5. Peter Moore
      6. Benjamin Moore, b. 1712

      Circumstantial evidence suggests he was the James Moore who obtained a 200 acres warrant in 1670/1 and used part of it on 15 Mar 1670 to patent 11 acres on the east side of Patuxent River and south side of Land's Creek in Lyons Creek Hundred, Calvert Co. called Sneaking Point; [poss'd by Elisha Hall]; resurveyed 26 Nov 1730 (Patent Book 13.83 & 16.177 & CaCRR). As James Moore of Calvert County, carpenter, he patented the following lands in Calvert Co. which the Heinton Map shows to have been in the portion which became Prince George's Co.; also included is land shown by later deeds to have been patented by him in Prince George's Co. This list does not include Dunbar, patented at an unknown date.

      22 Feb 1671 Four Hills 400 acres (33/165)
      23 Sep 1680 Moorefields 150 acres (28/87)
      8 Mar 1680 Beak Hunting Quarter 300 acres (24/300; 29/169)
      22 Feb 1682 Leith 500 acres (24/393; 38/7)
      6 Mar 1681/2 Horse Race 300 acres (24/396; 32/146)
      7 Mar 1681 Defence 150 acres (24/397; 31/20)
      2 Jul 1685 Potterne Wake* 203 acres (25/169; 32/156)
      30 Aug 1694 Moore's Little Worth 40 acres (27/144)
      11 Sep 1694 Child's Portion 227 acres (27/242)
      10 Nov 1695 Moore's Addition 231 acres (37/160)
      1 Apr 1702 Moore's Croft* 123 acres (CD4/63; DD5/66)
      3 Jun 1702 Beale's Gift 16 acres (CD4/34; DD5/76)
      1704 Partnership 500 acres (CD4/153)
      10 Dec 1714 Barbadoes 150 acres (EE6/212; RY1/322)
      'Wake is found in other records as Weeke, Wick, Wicke, etc.
      also Croft is found as Craft in some records.]

      The following are only a few of the records available which verify the names of two of his wives and part of his land sales:
      16 Jun 1686; James Moore sold Leith of 500 acres on the west bank of the Patuxent in Calverton Manor to William Selby; obtained from a 1,000 acre warrant assigned from Ninian Beall dated 6 Jan 1681; surveyed 12 Feb 1681; patented & sold 16 Jun 1686; ack. Elizabeth, wife of James Moore (SOM 24/393; 3/32/146; Patent CC#4.57)
      23 Jun 1697; From James Moore of Prince George's County, carpenter, 80 acres of Beaks Hunting Quarter to William Moore; s/o Mary Moore now Mary Falkner; ack. by Mary Moore, wife of James (MLR A.52)
      27 Jun 1699; From James Moore to Benjamin Berry 267 acres called Berry Fortune; ack. by Mary Moore, wife of James (PGLR A.184)
      28 Sep 1698; & 31 Jul 1699; sale of 475 acres of Moore's Plains now in Prince George's, formerly in Calvert County, patented to James Moore in 1 Aug 1673.... (PGLR A.200, 390) [located next to Scott's Lott]
      26 Jun 1700; From James Moore, carpenter, to Robert Orme, planter; 125 acres called Dunbarr; now in Prince George's but formerly in Calvert Co. on Mattapony Branch; ack. Mary Moore, wife of James
      (PGLR A365)
      15 Feb 1700; From James Moore, Gent., to Edward Willett; 157 acres part of 300 acres called The Horse Race on the Western Branch; ack. Mary Moore, wife of James (PGLR A374)
      15 Feb 1700; From James Moore, Gent., to Thomas Box, blacksmith; 163 acres part of 300 acre tract called The Horse Race; ack. Mary Moore, wife of James (PGLR A376)
      24 Apr 1703; James Moore sold 150 acres called The Defense to Col. Henry Darnall; obtained by assignment of warrant from Ninian Beall; surveyed 7 Mar 1681/2; ack. by Mary, wife of James Moore (SOM 24/397;
      31/20; MLR C.51)
      James Moore was a contemporary of his neighbor Ninian Beall, the immigrant (1625-1717). In 1680 they were joint executors of the will of Robert Lashly who lived in the part of Calvert Co. which became Prince George's Co. in 1696 (MCW 1.95-6). The will of Jonathan Pearce of Calvert Co. written 17 Apr 1685, left his entire estate in Maryland to a James Moore (MCW 11.51). In 1688/9 a James Moore witnessed the will of Thomas Elles of Patuxent River, Calvert County, the will of Henry Bonner of Prince George's Co. in 1702; and the will of Ninian Beall, Jr. of Prince George's Co. in
      1710 (MCW 11.43; 111.13, 185).
      Abundant records of James Moore, Sr. can be found in Prince George's Co. where he held a large number of tracts of land and was involved in some lawsuits in the courts of Prince George's Co. A James Moore served as constable of Mt. Calvert Hundred [?at age ca 75] in 1699 and followed by John Summers in 1702.
      Did he have other children? Most probably, but they have yet to be identified. Did he have a dau- named Ruth? No proof found.
      Proof of the age of James Moore is found in the following records:
      22 Jul 1729; James Moore stated he was 105 years old when he made a deposition regarding boundaries of The Horse Race (PGLR M.481 & PGCR 1729-30, p267)
      11 Sep 1694; James Moore patented 227 acres called Child's Portion in Calvert Co. (Patent Book B130-160)
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      1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 158a: Return of Survey, 8 Aug 1705
      Resurvey of Scott's; Lott ordered by the Prince George's County Court Clerk; Col. Ninian Beall and James Moore swore oath of bounded tree; bounded by Collington Branch
      Signed: 22 Aug 1705 by Tho. Addison, Sheriff, Clement Hill, Jr., Edw'd Holmes, John Mitchell, Maroon Devall, William Offett, Ishmaell Bateman, Thomas Ricketts, Jr., Nathan Wickam (mark), Samuell Brashear, Morris Miles (mark), Solomon Rodery, Benjamin Brasheer, and Joseph Browne (mark)
      Surveyed and plotted by Clement Hill, Jr., 22 Aug 1705; examined by Thomas Addison 29 Aug 1705
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      1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 197a: Indenture, 26 Nov 1707
      from: James Moor of Prince George's County
      To: Benjamin Berry of Prince George's County
      For 25L a parcel of land called Potern Wick in Prince George's County; bounded by a branch that "issueth out of' St. Charles Branch, by land of Thomas Cleggett called Weston, by Deep Branch, by land of William Ludwell, and by land called Berry Fortune; containing 35 acres
      Signed: James Moore
      Witnessed: Tho. Clegett and Henry Acton
      Memorandum: 26 Nov 1707 Mary Moore, wife of James, examined by above witnesses
      Alienation: 4 Feb 1707 Benjamin Berry paid ls/8p for 35 acres of Potern Wick now called Berry's Addition
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      1710-1717 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber F, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 1 o Indenture, 8 Aug 1710
      From: James Wallace, merchant of Prince George's County
      To: John Hide, merchant of the City of London
      James Wallace obligates himself under 2,000£penalty to sell for 1,000£two tracts of land; one tract from land formerly taken up by James Moore in Prince George's County called Four Hills and Patterlunk in the freshes of Patuxent on St. Charles Branch; bounded by land formerly laid out for Jeremiah Sullyvant, and plantations of David Small, James Moore and Benjamin Berry; 185 acres to go by name of Wallace's Purchase; the other a tract called Veniell (Heinton: Vainall); orignally taken up by Richard Foulke for 200 acres by him let fall' ; then Lord Baltimore granted it to Henry Guttridge of Prince George's County County, with 16 acres more added; he transferred his title to William Herbert of Charles County; then to James Wallace; also mentioned in the same patent from his Lordship's Office is land called The Grange, lying in Prince George's County on the north side of the Eastern Branch of the Potomac River laid out for 500 acres together with all buildings, orchards, etc. and including Negro slaves listed by name, white servants Jack Brimar and Peter Gordon, and cattle, hogs and all posessions of James Wallace
      Signed: James Wallace
      Witnessed: Warnell Hunt, John Bradford, George Fullerton and James Earle
      25 Aug 1712 Mr. John Bradford, attorney for Mr. James Wallace, delivered to Captain John Hide in presence of Frederick Claudius and Philip Lee
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      1710-1717 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber F, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 192; Indenture, 28 Aug 1712
      From: James Moore, Senr., of Prince George's County
      To: Thomas Claggett of Prince George's County
      For ? a parcel of land called Moore's Addition in Prince George's County on the west side of the Patuxent containing 232 acres of land; adjoining a parcel of land surveyed for James Moore called Child's Portion
      Signed: James Moore (seal)
      Witnessed: John Turner (mark), Richard Keene
      Memo; Mary Moore acknowledged deed 28 Aug 1712
      Alienation: Thomas Clagett paid the sum of 9s/3p
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      1710-1717 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber F, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 623: Deed of Gift, 10 May 1717
      From: James Moore, Senr.
      To: Eliner & Mary Hoskinson
      The gift of a yellow cow and her increase to his cousins Eliner and Mary Signed: James Moore, Sent. (seal), George Moore (mark & seal) Witnessed: Robert Mansell, James Moore, Junr.
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      1710-1717 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber F, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 623: Deed of Gift, 25 Mar 1717
      From: James Moore, Senr.
      To: James Hoskinson
      To his God Son one bay mare with a star in her forehead
      Signed: James Moore, Senr. (seal)
      Witnessed: Robert Munsell, James Moore, Junr.
      ===
      1717-1726 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber F, [Elise Greenup Jourdan];
      folio 456 • Deed of Gift, 20 Jul 1723; enrolled 20 Jul 1723
      From: James Moore, Sr., planter of Prince George's County
      To: John Summers, son-in-law, planter of Prince George's County
      Part of a tract of land called Child's Portion in Prince George's County containing 35 acres;
      one coined piece of silver called six pence paid before ensealing
      /s/ John Summer (mark & seal)
      Wit: Joseph Belt, Thomas Sprigg
      (no signature of James Moore, Sr. and no acknowledgement; see folio 457 on Page 111)
      ===
      1767-1769 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber BB 2 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 245. At the request of John Moore the following Deed was recorded April 19, 1768
      Indenture made April 18, 1768; between John Summers, planter of the one part and John Moore of Frederick County, Maryland of the other part. Whereas John Summers by deeds duly executed and recorded did on or about July 20, 1723 make over and convey unto James Moore father of the present John Moore 35 acres of land being part of "Addition" then belonging to the said John Summers but by a survey lately made it is found and in fact appears that there was an error in the laying out and conveying of the said 35 acres as it plainly appears that the quantity of 10 acres of land of the said 35 acres intended to go of the tract called "Addition" actually lays out of the said tract "Addition" and in a tract called "Child's Portion" which did not nor now belongs to the said John Summers and the said John Summers being willing and desirous to correct the former error and make good the deficiency. Now this indenture witness that John Summers for the consideration aforesaid and also in consideration of 5 shillings paid by John Moore has sold part of a tract called "Addition" now in possession of the said John Summers containing 10 acres and bounded by the dividing line between Peter Moore and John Summers. Signed John Summers in the presence of and acknowledged before Alexander Symmer, David Craufurd
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      1726-1730 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber M, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Page 476
      Petition of Charles Beale, Samuel Beale and Joseph Wilson 2 Dec past:
      From Charles, Lord Baltimore, to Richard Keene, Robert Bradly, Henry Dick and William Young, Gent.; regarding the boundaries of The Meadows, Bacon Hall, The Beginning of Samuel Beale and Dear Bought; 30 Nov 1728; oaths follow:
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Charles Walker, planter, age ca 60; mentions Thomas Box, dec'd, the mouth of Cabin Branch, Col. Darnall and Col. Beale
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Edward Willett; mentions the northernmost part of The Horse Race and Thomas Box, dec'd; division gave 157 to Willett and 143 acres to Thomas Box according to patent; mentions Col. John Bigger
      19 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Charles Beale, age ca 57; mentions his father, dec'd, Nathan Veath, dec'd, Edward Digges, dec'd, Mount Calvert and Richard Clagett
      19 Mar 1728/9: Deposition of Edward Heneberry, age ca 46; mentions Holdsworth Landing ca 17 years ago, Edward ?Leuis, Thomas Price, dec'd, and Mr. Holdsworth
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Capt. Thomas Clagett, age ca 50; mentions 15 years ago Capt. Richard Smith of St. Leonard Creek, now dec'd, The Expedition belonging to deponent's father and Col. Ninian Beale; also Bacon Hall, Capt. Henry Darnall, dec'd, James Moore, David Small, William Sheppard and Kingston
      19 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Capt. Thomas Clagett, age ca 50; mentions Holdworth's Landing ca 25 years ago, Samuel Holdsworth, Capt. Richard Smith, Dear Bought, Francis Ballenger, Col. Beale, Mussellshell
      19 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Capt. Archibald Edmonston, age ca 60; mentions ca 17 years ago Col. Beale, dec'd, road to Mt. Calvert, Richard Clagett's plantation
      19 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Thomas Stimson, age ca 75, mentions Holdsworth's Landing, Edward Leuis, dec'd
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Edward Ristow, cooper, age ca 35; mentions Charles Walker and Edward Willet about 4 years ago
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Abigail Tant, widow, age ca 63; mentions Robert Robertson, dec'd
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Thomas Stimson, planter, age ca 75; mentions Cabin Branch 20 years ago and Thomas Box
      22 Jul 1729; Deposition of Clement Hill, Sr., age ca 59; mentions Col. Ninian Beale 20 years ago, Robert Robinson, Town of Marlborough
      18 Mar 1728/9; Deposition of Jos. Brown, planter, age ca 64; mentions 35 years ago, Western Branch and Col. Beall
      22 Jul 1729; Deposition of James Moore, Sr., age ca 105; mentions 20 years ago, Col. Henry Darnall, Col. Ninian Beale and James Stoddert; also The Meadows, house of Robert Robinson in the town of Marlborough
      Enrolled 26 Aug 1729

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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: MOORES ADDITION; Owner: Moore, James: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Feb 16, 1694: Ref: Liber BB#3 f 160: Map Location: S-13
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: CHILDS PORTION; Owner: Moore, James: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Sep 11, 1694: Ref: Liber B#23 f 242: Map Location: S-13
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: MOORE-FIELDS; Owner: Moore, James: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Mar 1, 1680 : Ref: Liber 20 f 355 : Map Location: U-14
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: DEFENCE, THE; Owner: Moore, James: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Mar 7, 1682 : Ref: Liber 21 f 397 : Map Location: U-14
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: BEALS HUNTING QUARTERS; Owner: Moore, James: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Mar 8, 1680 : Ref: Liber 21 f 300 : Map Location: V-11
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: MOORES LITTLEWORTH; Owner: Moore, James: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Aug 30, 1694: Ref: Liber B#23 f 144: Map Location: V-13
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: POTTERNE WEEKS; Owner: Moore, James: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Jul 2, 1685 : Ref: Liber 22 f 169 : Map Location: V-13
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: HORSE RACE, THE; Owner: Moore, James: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Mar 6, 1682 : Ref: Liber 21 f 396 : Map Location: V-13
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: FOUR HILLS; Owner: Moore, James: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Oct 11, 1671: Ref: Liber 16 f 374 : Map Location: V-14
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: MOORES PLAINES; Owner: Moore, James: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Jun 24, 1673: Ref: Liber 17 f 199 : Map Location: W-12
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: LEITH; Owner: Moore, James: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Feb 22, 1681: Ref: Liber 21 f 393 : Map Location: X-15

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      Calvert County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Sneaking Point, 11 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: More, James 1671 Patent Record 13, Page 83 0 0 MSA S 1583-1459

      Sneaking Point, 11 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: More, James 1671 Patent Record 16, Page 177 0 0 MSA S 1583-1460

      Moores Plaines, 475 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Moore, James 1673 Patent Record 17, Page 366 0 0 MSA S 1583-1097

      Moores Plaines, 475 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Moore, James 1673 Patent Record 17, Page 199 0 0 MSA S 1583-1098

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 5, 220.

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