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

William Ray

Male Bef 1665 - 1738  (> 73 years)


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  • Name William Ray 
    Born Bef 1665  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jan 1738  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16578  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 

    Father Maryland Ray 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F11253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Female MNU Ray,   b. Bef 1669,   d. Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1685  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Ray,   b. Bef 1685, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1760, Frederick County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years)  [natural]
     2. Joseph Ray,   b. 1689, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1752 and 1761, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     3. George Ray,   b. Bef 1697, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1735, Prince George's County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)  [natural]
     4. Magdalen Ray,   b. Abt 1697,   d. Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Mary Ray,   b. 1698, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jan 1748, Rockville, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     6. Frances Ray,   b. Abt 1700  [natural]
     7. Jane Ray,   b. Abt 1703, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Anne Ray,   b. Bef 1710, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1738  (Age > 30 years)  [natural]
     9. Elizabeth Ray,   b. Bef 1689, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1738, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F5562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Ray, William, Prince George's County, 25th July, 1732; 12th Jan., 1737/8.
      To son William, daus, Elizabeth Boyd, Jane Ward. Magdalen Locker, Mary Swearingan, Francis Whittner and Anne Norris, 5s. each.
      To granddau. Francis Boyd, son Joseph, his son William, personalty.
      To son Joseph, ex., and hrs., residue of personal estate.
      To grandson John, son of son Joseph, and hrs., 60 A. of "Charles and Thomas," on W. side Rock Ck.
      To grandson William, son of son Joseph, and hrs., dwelling plantation "Beal's Hunting Quarter."
      Test: John Pottenger, Samuel Pottenger, Robert Pottenger, John Ridle. MCW 21. 846.
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      William Ray 23.181 PG 2235.13.4 May 18 1738 Jun 27 1738
      Appraisers: John Lamar, Samuell Pottinger.
      Creditors: sheriff (unnamed). Executor: Joseph Ray.
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      Ray, John, 24th Mar., 1718 ; 12th Apr 1718
      To John (son of Wm. Ray, Sr.), 1/2 of real estate; other half of real estate to Geo., son of John Riddell.
      Both beneficiaries afsd. to be of age at 18.
      Exs.: Wm. Waford and James Ray.
      Test: John Halsall, Wm. Aford, Edward Phillips, Mary Ann Johnson, Ruth Halsoll, Jane Vinnicom. 14. 528.
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      Martin Fulkner 25.133 A PG £26.4.0 £45.16.8 Jul 3 1705
      Payments to: Mr. Bradly (administrator of Charlett), Mr. Christopher
      Thompson, William Moor, William Ray, Mr. Towgood, Mr. Hone.
      Administrator: Mr. Hugh Rigley.
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      Daniel Kersey 38B.29 I £6.10.10 Oct 5 1716
      Appraisers: John Barren, William Raye.
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      1696-1702 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber A, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Indenture, 28 July 1698
      From: Col. NINIAN BEALL of P. G. County, gent.
      To: WILLIAM RAY of P. G. County, planter
      Price: 35 pounds sterling
      Property: All the 158 acre tract called "Bred and Cheese" in P. G. County, bounding on land formerly surveyed for Maj. THOMAS TRUMAN, on "St. Andrews," land of Maj. SEWELL, on western branch, and on southwest branch, originally patented to Maj. THOMAS TRUMAN.
      Signature: NINIAN BEALLE
      Wit.: THOM. HOLLYDAY, SAM'LL MAGRUDER, BENJA. BERRY Ackn'd: NINIAN BEALL and RUTH his wife 28 July 1698 Recorded: 1 December (year unspecified). Vol. A, Page 150.
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      1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 113: Indenture, 25 Nov 1703
      From: Francis Collier, Sr. of Prince Georges County, Gent.
      To: John Pottinger, Sr., William Ray, Sr., John Ray, John Turner, Edward Davison, Solomon Rothery, Robert Harrison, Thomas Lemarr, Sr., John Demall, and Archibald Edmundson, planters of Prince George's County
      Francis Collar agrees for a 30 to 40 foot tobacco house to be build on the land where he now lives as convenient as possible to Stafford's Cove Landing for the above persons to store their tobacco or goods that might come to the landing for the next 40 years; rent to be one gallon of rum and one capon each paid every year to Francis Collier on the 25th of November
      Signed: Francis Collier
      Receipt: 25 Nov 1703 received one gallon of Rome (rum) and eleven capons in full for one year's rent, signed Francis Collar
      Witnessed: William Lee and Thomas Swaringen
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      1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 136a: Indenture, 22 Aug 1702
      From: Nicholas Sewell of St Mary's County, Gent., and his wife Susana
      To: John and William Rollaway, sons ofthe late John Rollaway, planter of Calvert County, decd
      For 300£, paid by the father before his death, a 250 acre tract of land called Partnership lying on the west side of the Patuxent River in Prince George's County adjoining Collington Branch; bounded by land of William Raye
      Signed: Nicholas Sewell and Susanna Sewell
      Memorandum: 20 Aug 1704 Nicholas and Susanna Sewell acknowledged deed before William Barton and John Wight
      Witnessed: George Therold and Clement Brooks
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      1726-1730 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber M, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Page 569
      Enrolled at request of William Ray, Jr. 26 Mar 1730:
      From William Ray, Gent. gift to son William Ray, planter, a tract called Charles & Thomas; containing 140 acres; 26 Mar 1730; /s/ William Ray, Sr. (mark); wit. Jno. Magruder, Edw. Sprigg; ack. 26 Mar 1720 by William Wray
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      1726-1730 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber M, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Page 569
      Enrolled at request of Joseph Ray 26 Mar 1730:
      From William Ray gift to his son Joseph Ray; part of a tract called Charles & Thomas; 26 Mar 1730; /s/ William Ray (mark); ack. 26 Mar 1730 by William Ray
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      1730-1733 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber Q, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Page 259
      Recorded at request of William Norris 1 May 1731:
      From William Ray, Sr., planter, for love and affection to grandson William Norris, s/o Benjamin Norris, a tract bought of Clement Hill near Rock Creek branch being part of The Forrest; containing 100 acres; 30 Apr 1731; /s/ William Ray, Sr. (mark); wit. Ja. Newton, Saml. Magruder, Sr.; ack. 30 Apr 1731 ack. by William Ray, Sr.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1743-1746 - Liber BB - Page 40.
      Oct 17, 1743 from James Drain of PG, planter, to Osborn Sprigg of PG, Gent, for 600 £, part of a tract of land called Brock Hall, lying in PG, and being bounded by the first line of James Offutt's part of sd tract of land, then to the SE corner of Beall's Hunting Quarter and with sd land to Back Branch, containing about 4934 acres. Also, all that parcel of land called Greenfield, lying in PG, taken from the South part of the land for John Demall known by the name of Something, formerly surveyed for about 200 acres, bounded by the NE corner tree of a parcel of land laid out for Capt Brock, then to the south side of a branch called John Demall's back branch, then to the dividing line of sd John Demall and Wm Ray's land, sd Capt. Brock's land, containing about 109 acres. Also, the Negro men named Charles' Nero, Sampson, & Rogester, and the Negro women named Jenny, Nan, & Pugg. Signed - Jms Drane. Wit - Geo Parker*, Jos Belt Jr*. Elizabeth Drane, wife of James Draine, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Oct 29, 1743.
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      Land Records of Prince George's County, 1743-1746
      Page 228. Special petition and commission. George Cross Jr of PC, seized of a parcel of land in PC called Orphans Gift, asked for a commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd tract of land.
      The request for commission was addressed to PG Court, before Peter Dent, Gent, and his associates, on the 4th Tuesday of Mar in the 31st year of our Dominion. The order for commission, consisting of people unrelated to the petitioner or to any contiguous proprietor, was issued on Dec 19, 1746, and named as commissioners, Messrs John Contee, James Beck, Rignal Odell, and Benjamin Hall of PG, Gent. The 4 commissioners met at the dwelling house of George Cross Jr on the sd land On Friday, Aug 22, 1746 to execute sd commission.
      From sd Cross' house, we proceeded to a corn field, in possession of Abraham Clark, where there was a large stone about 100 yards westerly from the dwelling house of the sd Clark, at which place John Mullikin, aged about 43 years, declared that about 26-27 years ago, Luke Bonnet and this deponent cut down a bounded tree standing upon the knoll, where the sd stone now is, and that at the same time, there was a hickory sapling which had been cut and bent down, standing near the sd tree, and this deponent further says that somebody told him that it was the tree, that his father proved, and he thinks it was Thomas Prather.
      At the same place, Luke Barnet, aged about 61 years, declared that about 26-27 years ago, he or some of his people cut down a bounded red oak which stood where the sd stone now is, or thereabouts, and that there had been several disputes about the sd tree before it was cut down, some for having it to be the beginning tree of the Orphans Gift, and some not, and that a year or two before, it was cut down, Daniel Danielson and Thomas Lucas were brought to the sd tree, in order to prove it, and they declared that they carried the chain when the Orphans Gift was laid out, and the tree that Colo. Beall carried them to, to begin at, was a bounded tree before that time, and that it stood farther to the northward than this place. and the tree. they then began at seemed to be a larger tree at that time, when this red oak was at the time of making these depositions, and this deponent further says that, at the time the sd red oak was cut down, there was a hickory sapling that stood near the sd tree which had been notched in and bent down, and further, that he had heard before that time that James Mullikin had sworn that the sd red oak was a bounded tree and he believes of the Orphans Gift, and that he, this deponent was presented for cutting down the sd red oak {as a bounded tree of the Orphans Gift} and the indictment was "squashed", and that after this,-Mr. Clement Hill came into Court and desired that the place might not be left without a memorial, for the tree affected some other lands that he was concerned in, and the Court ordered him, this deponent, to place a stone at the stump of the sd tree, which he did, and that this is the same stone.
      At the same place, Morris Miles, aged upwards of 60 years, declared that he had heard that Luke Barnet was presented for cutting down a bounded tree, but that he never saw it, nor knew what tree it was.
      At the same place, John Prather, aged near 39 years, after being upon the Viore Diore(?) , was interrogated whether he was interested in the sd boundary, he answered no, and further, what he knew in relation to the sd boundary, answered that he was present when James Mullikin proved a tree, which [is where the sd stone now is, or thereabout, and he then heard him swear that the sd tree was a bounded [treel of Orphans Gift, and further, that the same day, afd Mullikin swore to the tree, he rode behind his father to the sd Mullikin'S house, and that he heard the sd Mullikin tell this deponent's father, before they came to the tree, that the tree stood near the head of a draught that made out of the North East, and that when the sd tree was bounded, he, the sd Mullikin, chopped a hickory sapling, near the sd tree, bent it down and sat upon it.
      At the same place, William Ray, aged about 62 years, declared that about 38 years ago, some person who he cannot rightly tell, but believes it was either Nathaniel Wickham, Luke Barnet, or Morris Miles, brought him to a bounded red oak, standing where the stone now is, or thereabout, and told him it was a bounded tree of a tract of land, but he has forgotten the name thereof, and that they also showed him a hickory sapling, which had been chopped in and bent down, near the sd tree, and told this deponent that James Mullikin chopped the sd sapling and sat down upon it.
      Then George Cross desired to adjourn, for that he had further witnesses to offer, which were not present, and we adjourned until Sep 5, 1746, when we met at the afd stone where Colo. Edward Sprigg, aged near 49 years, declared that about 8 years ago, he was with Samuel Brashear Sr, decd, at this place, and believes that the stone now lays in the same place, and that at the same time, sd Samuel Brashears told that, that was the place where James Mullikin proved, the beginning tree of the Orphans Gift, to stand. Signed _ Jno Contee, James Beck, Rignall Odell, Benja. Hall. Recorded Jun 15, 1747.

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