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

Thomas Coleman Brightwell

Male 1735 - 1775  (40 years)


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  • Name Thomas Coleman Brightwell 
    Birth 1735  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 21 Dec 1775  Prince George's County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17139  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father John Brightwell,   b. 1694, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Nov 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Coleman,   b. Bef 1704, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F11452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Verlinda MNU Brightwell,   b. Bef 1750   d. Aft 1779, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 31 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1766  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Brightwell,   b. 19 Aug 1766, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1808, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 43 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Mary Brightwell,   b. 8 Feb 1768, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     3. Priscilla Brightwell,   b. 10 Jun 1769, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     4. Heneritta Brightwell,   b. 22 Feb 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F11597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Thomas Brightwell 122.371 Page £547.8.11 Dec 21 1775 Feb 12 1776
      Appraisers: W. Bowling, Joshua Sanders.
      Creditors: Alexander Howard Magrudar. G. Adams.
      Next of kin: Joseph Letchworth, Martha Letchworth.
      Administratrix: Virlinda Brightwell.
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 325.
      Thomas Brightwell's Final Account. Apr 9, 1779. The account of Verlinda Brightwell, administratrix of Thomas Brightwell, late of CC. deceased.
      Debts include: the inventory of the deceased's estate, received in the Prerogative office on Feb 12, 1776, amounting to 547 £8 shillings 11 pence; a crop of tobacco left by the deceased, died Sep 11, 1774, stripped but not appraised, inspected in 1775. The whole amount: 763 £0 shillings 3-1/2 pence.
      Disbursements went to: Benjamin Baden; James Wilson; George Adams; Contee & Megruder; Thomas Ambler; Catharine Bowers for rent; Henry Stevens; Commissary General fees paid Colonel Fitzhugh; Deputy Commissary's Fees paid Daniel Jenifer for letters; William Hanson, Register, for stating, passing, and recording this account; Elias Oden per bond dated Oct 20, 1774. Balance accountable: 627 £2 shillings 2% pence.
      Final Account: 763 £0 shillings 3-1/2 pence.
      Securities: Richard Brightwell and William Robey of CC.
      Representatives: the widow and 4 children, viz, Richard, 13 year old the 19th next Aug, Mary, 11 years old 8 last Feb, Priscilla, 8 years old the 10th last Jun, Heneritta, 6 years old 22 last Feb.
      Proved on Apr 9, 1779 by the accountant.
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      BRIGHTWELL, PETER, Prince George's Co. 27 Nov, 1747 23 Dec, 1747
      To wife ANN. and dau. ELIZABETH,, tract called "Nest Egg."
      Wit: Thomas Morton, John Brightwell, George Naylor,
      Codicil to will of PETER BRIGHTWELL, I give my dau. CATHARINE,, stock, leave my son-in-law JOSEPH CAGE, plantation which is now sitting for 3 years.
      Wit: Thomas Morton, William Watson, James Watson. At the foot of the above Codicil was thus written: Prince George's County, 1-29-1747/8, who state they saw PETER BRIGHTWELL,, sign the Codicil to his will. At the bottom of sd. will: Prince George's County, 1-28-1747/8, then came Thomas Morton, John Brightwell and Geo. Nailer, the 3 evidences to the foregoing will, and made oath they saw PETER BRIGHTWELL sign same. 25.246 - 247
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      BRIGHTWELL, JOHN,, Prince George's Co, 9 March 1766 24 Nov. 1774
      To eldest: son John Brightwell, Frederick County, Negro fellow Ben, aged about 42, Negro woman Peg aged about 40 and a Negro boy Abraham aged about 4.
      To Charles Wood, Sr., Frederick County, Negro girl Hanna aged about 10,
      To Joseph Letchworth, Sr., Negro fellow Frank aged about. 40.
      To Verlinda Oden, dau. of Elias Oden, Charles Co, Negro girl Peg aged 1 1/2 years.
      To dau. Catherine Oden, stock.
      To son Thomas Coleman Brightwell, ex., Negro boy Isaac, Negro fellow Jacob aged about 30 and a Negro woman Nan aged about 23, plantation where I now dwell, "Colebrook", alias "Poppler Hill," with all land and rest of temporal estate.
      To dau, Urslee Morton, furniture.
      To dau. Pracilla Orme, furniture.
      To dau. Elioner Baden, stock.
      To John Beaver Carpenter., stock and furniture,
      To grandson Leonard Letchworth, horse,
      Wit.: John Bowers; James Greenwood; John Sarratt. 40.262
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      Thomas Brightwell 122.371 Page £547.8.11 Dec 21 1775 Feb 12 1776
      Appraisers: W. Bowling, Joshua Sanders.
      Creditors: Alexander Howard Magrudar. G. Adams.
      Next of kin: Joseph Letchworth, Martha Letchworth.
      Administratrix: Virlinda Brightwell.
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      Name: mac billigins
      Email: macbilligins@yahoo.ca
      Note:
      On 12 October 1774 in Charles County Maryland, Thomas Coleman Brightwell purchased a tract of land from Elias Oden called "Jacobs Birthright and also a tract called Water's Risque. It was stated in the deed that John Brightwell Senior would live on half the property for the rest of his natural life. This confirms John Brightwell was still alive on 12 October 1774. I am guessing he died on this tract of land
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 629. Oct 12, 1774 from Elias Oden of CC, planter, to Thomas Coleman Brightwell of CC, planter, for 320 £, part of 2 tracts of land in CC, viz, Jacobs Birthright, containing 113 acres, as per deed from George Maxwell to sd Elias Oden; The Gore, containing 30 acres, as per patent granted to George Maxwell on Oct 7, 1769. Also, part of a tract of land called Warters' (Waters') Risque, containing about 17 acres., It is the true intent of this deed that John Brightwell Sr, father to the above named Thomas Coleman Brightwell, is to have, hold, and enjoy one half of the above named lands during his natural life. Signed - Elias Oden. Wit - J Hawkins*, Philip Briscoe*. Catherine, wife of the sd Elias Oden, relinquished her right of dower. Recordod Oct 12, 1774.
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      1766-1771 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book G; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Nov. 29, 1766. Anthony Street of Spts. Co. and Elizabeth, his wife, to Thomas Brightwell of Co. afsd. £22 10s. curr. 235 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Witnesses, Jno. Hutcherson, James Hutcherson, Thos. Allen. March 2, 1767.

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