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

Basil Bowling

Male Aft 1756 - Aft 1815  (> 59 years)


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  • Name Basil Bowling 
    Birth Aft 1756  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 1815  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21129  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father John Bowling,   b. Abt 1736, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Oct 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Jenkins,   b. Abt 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1756  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Dorothy Hardy,   b. Abt 1771, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1815, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Marriage 31 Dec 1799  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1790-1796;

      Folio 307 JOHN BOWLING 08/23/1791 10/11/1791
      "being weak of body ...."
      Bequeaths
      1. Sarah Bowling --wife
      Elizabeth Aloysious Bowling --daughter
      Sarah Bowling --daughter
      Priscilla Bowling --daughter
      -try have testator's dwelling plantation being part or "Piscataway Manor" cont. 175 acres and another tract of land purchased from William Clagett adjoining a tract of land called 'Athey's Choice" cont. 90 acres during their single lives
      -widow to have one third part of the persona] estate after debts are paid and the remaining two thirds to be divided among testator's four sons and three daughters
      -named executrix along w/ testator's son Walter
      2. Walter Bowling --son
      Edward Bowling --son
      Basil Bowling --son
      John Bowling --son
      -at the end of widow and daughters single lives to have the land lett to them
      3. Ann Spalding --daughter
      -to have 5 shillings current money of Maryland
      4, Mary Smith --daughter
      -to have 5 shillings current money of Maryland
      Witnesses: Joseph Bowman, Richard Boarman, John Webster
      Then Came: Richard Boarman and John Stone Webster
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 601.
      Francis Bowling, Will, September 9, 1800; October 7, 1800
      I, Francis Bowling of CC being sick and infirm of body but of sound mind and memory
      To Reverend John David, five pounds current money of Maryland to offer up sacrifices for the good of my soul, also six bushels of wheat.
      To nephew John Bowling (of Joseph), a parcel of land lying on the north side of a line drawn or running from my bounds post standing near branch near said John Bowlings as far as my land extends towards Francis Wheatleys.
      To nephew Marsham Bowling (of Joseph), my dwelling plantation whereon I now live being a tract of land called Charley containing 152 acres, also part of another tract called Indian Fields, also part of a tract called Boarmans Manner, and also some other small parcels which I bought of different people, provided he lets my brother Thomas Bowling live with him, have an equal use of my dwelling house and work his negroes during his natural life. Also three negroes, Pat, Jenny and Jude.
      To brother Thomas Bowling, negroe Elsa.
      To nephew John Francis Regis Bowling (of John), negroe Davy.
      To niece Elizabeth Bowling (of John) negroe Mary. Also one young bay horse three years old.
      To niece Sarah Bowling (of John) negro Let.
      To niece Priscillah Bowling (of John), negroe Charity.
      To niece Mary Smith, negroe Linder and hogshead of good tobacco.
      To niece Anne Johnson, negroe Rachel.
      To niece Mary Bowling, negroe Lisha.
      To sister Catharine Bowling, one cow and one ewe and one black draft horse. {Catherine Queen Boarman is a sister in law, wife of Joseph Boarman. dec'd}
      To nephew Richard Bennett Aloysius Boarman (of Joseph), negroe Sal.
      To Reverend Jno David, my riding horse.
      To niece Mary Bowling, one bay draft horse.
      To nephew John Bowling (of Joseph), negroe Basil, and one bay colt.
      To nephew William Bowling (of Joseph), negroe Bob, two hogs and one ewe.
      To nephew John Bowling (of Joseph), three hogs, one red sow and eight pigs.
      To nephew Marsham Bowling (of Joseph), four hogs, and one white sow big with pigs.
      To nephew Richard Bennett Aloysius Boarman (of Joseph), four hogs.
      To nephew Marsham Bowling (of Joseph), one ewe, and one ram lamb.
      To nephew Basil Bowling (of John), four hogs and one black sow and six pigs.
      To nephew Marsham Bowling (of Joseph), one Gilt and four pigs.
      To nephew Walter Bowling (of John), four hogs and one ewe.
      To nephew Edward Bowling (of John), negroe Killy. Also my brown Coat and Jacket.
      To sister Catharine Bowling, three hogs.
      To nephew Richard Bennett Aloysius Boarman, one red staire {sic}.
      To nephew Walter Bowling (of John) negro John.
      To nephew Marsham Bowling (of Joseph, negro Joe. Also one cow and calf.
      To nephew William Bowling (of Joseph), one cow and calf.
      To nephew John Bowling (of Joseph), one cow and calf.
      To niece Elanor (of Joseph), one heifer.
      To Anne Bowling, (daughter of nephew John), one heifer.
      To nephew Basil Bowling (of John), one bull.
      To Mary Smith, (daughter of my niece Mary), one hogshead of good tobacco.
      To Mary Worthing, one hogshead of second tobacco.
      To sister Catharine Bowling, one hogshead of good tobacco.
      To nephew John Bowling, one hogshead of good tobacco.
      To William Bowling, one hogshead of good tobacco.
      To brother Thomas Bowling, one hogshead of good tobacco. Also one china bowl and all the rest of my household furniture, I give for the use of my dwelling house.
      To sister Catharine Bowling, five bushels {of wheat}
      To nephew John Bowling (of Joseph), five bushels {of wheat}
      To the Church, five pounds for use of the congregation. Also five pounds and six barrels of corn (now in the field) to the poor of the congregation.
      To sister Catharine Bowling and her son John Bowling, twelve barrels of corn.
      To Mary Worthing, three bushels of wheat
      Executor: nephews Marsham Bowling (of Joseph) and Richard Bennett Aloysius Boarman
      Signed: September 9, 1800 Francis Bowling
      Wit: Ralph Boarman (of Thomas James), Michael Boarman, Thomas Wathen
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 516 PRISCILLA BOWLING I 2/05/1805 03/11/1805
      "being Sick and weak in Rody . . ."
      Bequeaths to:
      I . Elizabeth Bowling --sister
      Sarah Bowling --sister {"my two Single Sisters"
      -to have for the term of their single lives all of testatrix's right, title and claim to a Negro woman and 6 children being part of the estate of testatrix's deceased father
      -to have the remainder of testatrix's wearing apparel
      2. William Bowling --nephew
      Henry Bowling --nephew {sons of brother Basil Bowling
      -at the death or marriage of testatrix's two single sisters Negroes lell to them are ro he divided iqually between William and Henry
      3. John F. R. Bowling --brother
      -named executor and instructed to sell the remainder of the estate and to be applied
      to the payment of debts, and 5 pounds current money to be given to the poor
      4, Priscilla Hagan
      -to have $5.00 out of the residue of the money from the sale of the estate
      5. Rev. John Fenwick
      -to have 1/2 of the balance of the residue of money arising from the sale of the estate -- "to Pray for me"
      6. Monastery in Charles County
      -to have the remainder of the money from the sale of the estate
      Witnesses: Catherine Edelen
      Charity Edelen
      Then came: Catherine Edelen
      Note: the testatrix signed the will with her mark
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 97. At the request of William Mason the following Deed was recorded June 13, 1815
      Indenture made April 24, 1815; between Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife of Prince George's County, Maryland of the one part and William Mason of CC of the other part. Whereas the said Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife and William Mason are about to exchange their respective lands lying partly in Charles County and partially in Prince George's County, the said Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife agrees to give and mutual exchange of there two tracts of land one called "Discovery" and the other called "Nelson's Marsh Pasture" and is desirous to execute these presents. Now this indenture therefore witnessed that Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife in consideration of the above recited premises and also in further consideration of the sum of $5 current money paid by William Mason has sold the aforesaid two tracts of land called "Discovery" beginning at Mathias O'Bryan's land standing on the south side of Mattawoman Creek and containing 32 acres and adjoining "Nelson's Marsh Pasture" containing 58 acres and in the whole containing 90 acres. Signed Basil Bowling, Mary Dorothy Bowling in the presence of and acknowledged before Daniel Clarke
      April 24, 1815; Mary Dorothy Bowling wife of Basil Bowling relinquished her right of dower

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