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

Priscilla Boucher

Female Abt 1720 - 1796  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Priscilla Boucher 
    Born Abt 1720  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Feb 1796  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24113  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Francis Butcher,   b. Bef 1697, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1728, Charles County, Maryland - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Boucher,   b. Bef 1701,   d. Bef 30 Oct 1731, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 30 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1717  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Franklin,   b. Bef 1716, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1761, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Married Bef 1736  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Franklin,   b. Abt 1738, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1774, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)  [natural]
     2. Zephaniah Franklin,   b. 1738, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1822, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     3. Robert Franklin,   b. Bef 1740, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)  [natural]
     4. Hezekiah Franklin,   b. Bef 1740, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1807, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years)  [natural]
     5. John Franklin,   b. Bef 1740, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1783, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)  [natural]
     6. Francis Boucher Franklin,   b. 1743, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1799, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     7. Francis Boucher {Land Record} Franklin,   b. 1743, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Anne Franklin,   b. Abt 1754, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1832, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [natural]
     9. Benedicta Franklin,   b. Bef 1758, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F15918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 318.
      Priscilla Franklin, October 29, 1790; January 26, 1796
      I, Priscilla Franklin of CC being of sound and perfect mind and memory
      To grandson, James Franklin son of Zephaniah Franklin, tract of land I purchased of William Hodgson called Moulds Venture.
      To son Zephaniah Franklin, negro man Oston provided he pay unto my daughter Ann Haislip the sum of eight hundred pounds of crop tobacco.
      To daughter Ann Haislip the sum of ten pounds current money to be paid to her at such time as the Zephaniah Franklin shall think she is in want of it.
      To my son Hezekiah Franklin, negro Pomphry, and twenty pounds current money.
      To son Zephaniah Franklin, negro man John and all the blacksmiths tools that be in the shop at the time of my death.
      To granddaughter Catharine Miller, negro boy Benjamin, and my bed and furniture and a chest which is at John Haislip.
      To sister Francis Boucher, negro boy Robert, a bed and furniture, my horse which I ride., one cow and calf, one pewter dish, half a dozen plaits, one iron pott, and hooks, a frying pann, one pewter bason, one sow and pigs, and five pounds current money.
      To granddaughter Francis Burgess, negro girl Sarah, a bed and furniture, a cow and calf, a small chest, a dish, one bason, ½ dozen plates, eight pounds current money.
      To granddaughter Priscilla Lomax, five pounds current money.
      To grandson Thomas Burgess, twelve pounds current money.
      To my four children, Hezekiah Franklin, Zephaniah Franklin, Francis Boucher Franklin and Benedicta Gray, remainer of my estate not mentioned in my will.
      Executor: sons Zephaniah Franklin and, Francis Boucher Franklin
      Signed: October 29, 1790 Priscilla Franklin
      Wit: Richard Barnes Senr., John Downing Franklin, William Johnson
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 367. Mrs. Priscilla Franklin - Inventory. Late of CC, decd. Feb 2, 1796.
      Negro women: Betty (aged 59 years), Eleanor (36, and child), Dianer (33). Negro girls: Milley (16), Sarah (13), Rachel (10) , Charity (5), Jean ( 5) . Negro men: Pompey (37), Austin (29), John (26), Ben ( 23) . Negro lad Bob (18) . Negro boys: Stephen (8), Leonard (3), John (3).
      Total amount: 994.16.5-1/2.
      Signed - Hez: Garner, Thos. Price, appraisers.
      CC, Mar 21, 1795. Then came Zephaniah Franklin & Francis Boucher Franklin, executors, & made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 481. Nov 11, 1760 from Hezekiah Franklin of CC, planter, to Francis Butcher Franklin (Frankling) & Robert Franklin (Frankling), for and in consideration of fulfilling the desire & intent of his father, Robert Franklin, which he was prevented from by not having time to make his will and also for and in consideration of 10 £sterling to him in hand paid by his mother, Priscilla Franklin on behalf of the abovesd Francis Butcher Franklin & Robert Franklin, the grant to sd Francis Butcher Franklin, during his natural life & to his lawful issue forever, all his right to part of a tract of land called Randalls Addition, lying in CC, bounded by Winters Possession, containing & laid out for about 100 acres; also, to sd Robert Franklin, the other part of the afd tract called Randalls Addition, bounded by Francis Butcher Franklin's land, containing and laidoout for about 100 acres. Signed - Hezekiah Franklin. Wit - Thos Stone, Walter Hanson. Elizabeth, the wife of the sd Hezekiah Frankling, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Nov 11, 1760.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 483. Nov 11, 1760 from Hezekiah Franklin of CC, planter, to Zephaniah Franklin and John Franklin of CC, for and in consideration of fulfilling the desire & intent of his father, Robert Franklin, which he was prevented from by not having time to make his will and also for and in consideration of 10 £sterling to him in hand paid by his mother, Priscilla Franklin on behalf of the abovesd Zephaniah Franklin & John Franklin, the grant to sd John Franklin, during his natural life & to his lawful issue forever, of all his right to part of a tract of land in CC, being part of Winters Possession, containing about 112-1/2 acres; also, 5 acres, being part of Molds' Adventure, formerly conveyed from John Franklin to the abovesd Robert Franklin, his son, decd; also, to sd Zepaniah Franklin, during his natural life, and to his lawful issue forever, the other part of Winters' Possession, containing and laid out for about 112-1/2 acres. Signed - Hezekiah Franklin. Wit - Thos Stone, Walter Hanson. Elizabeth, the wife of the sd Hezekiah Frankling, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Nov 11, 1760.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 125. Mar 10, 1762 from William Hodgson of CC, planter, to Priscilla Franklin, widow, of CC, for 6500 lbs of tobacco and 20 £, part of a tract of land called Moulds Venture, bounded by a tract of land called Johnsons Beginning, containing about 100 acres. Signed - William Hudson [sic]. Wit - Jno Winter*, Dan Jenifer*. Elizabeth, wife to the sd William Hodgson, released her right of dower to the within mentioned lands. Recorded Apr 10, 1762.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 554. Letter of Notice, recorded at the request of General William Smallwood. The following depositions and proofs were lodged with the CC Clerk, to be recorded pursuant to the directions of an Act of Assembly passed in 1779 and entitled, an Act to establish a mode to perpetuate testimony.
      William Smallwood of CC, wanting to perpetuate the testimony of sundry witnesses respecting the title of the following tracts of land called Allansons Folly and Saint Davids, for which actions of ejectment have been brought and are now depending in the General Court of Maryland between Thomas Rookwoods, lessee, plaintiff, and John Brawner and William Jones, tenants of sd William Smallwood, gave the following notice to William Cooke of Annapolis, the Atty at Law for sd Thomas Rookwood, he, sd Rookwood, being absent and residing out of the State of Maryland - to wit

      No. 9, Priscilla Franklin, aged 74 or 75, said she knew Thomas Rookwood and was once at his house with his father and mother, that sd house where he then lived stood on the plantation where Chickamuxon Warehouse stands, that the widow of Thomas Rookwood, after his death, remained in possession of and lived on his plantation at Chickamuxon Warehouse until she married Mr. Wade, after which she moved away with her husband, Mr. Wade, off sd plantation, and James Simmes came to live on it, that Thomas Rookwood married Henrietta Barnes and had 2 daughters, by name Mary and Ann, but the land became escheat for want of heirs. It was Mr. Moore and several of his neighbors, in the time of his daughter Charity's illness, kept horses for some time, ready to go off and escheat the land whenever she died, and immediately upon her death, Mr. Moore left the corpse to be buried and set off to Annapolis and escheated the land, and on his return, met one of his neighbors on his way to escheat the same. After the death of his 1st wife, Edward Rockwood kept a servant woman, and some said he married sd servant woman, and that she went away to Virginia and took up with one, Goslin, and had several children by Goslin, but never understood she had a child by old Mr. Rookwood. She heard that the father of the present Plaintiff, Thomas Rockwood, never Prosecuted for the land afd because he was a bastard. Signed Jun 4, 1789 - Priscilla (Pri her mark)
      Franklin. Wit - Dan Jenifer*.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 359-50: MOULDS VENTURE: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - None: : Surveyed 22 Mary 1675 for John Mould at a bound Spanish oak on a plain running thence: ; Conveyance notes - 200 Acres - William Groves from John Fugate 10 March 1718, 200 Acres - John Franklin from William Groves 9 Apr 1729,Resurveyed into MOULDS VENTURE folio 460,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 460-556: MOULDS VENTURE: 317 acres; Possession of - 317 Acres - Franklin, John: Originally so called, Re-surveyed for John Franklin, 13 July 1743, beginning at a bounded oak standing in the North line of the Original survey of said tract the beginning tree of the EXPECTATION. Patented 18 March 1746: Other Tracts Mentioned: EXPECTATION; ; ; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 100 Acres - Elizabeth Hudson from John Franklin; 18 Jan 1745,William Franklin from John Franklin; 5 March 1748,

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 341-56: RANDALL'S ADDITION: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Gleabland, Fran Mrs.: Surveyed 12 June 1657 for Richard Randall on the West side of the main branch of Nanjemoy or Bradshaw's.: Other Tracts Mentioned: BRADSHAW;
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      Assessment of 1783 Charles County- Maryland State Archives Maryland State
      Archives
      MARYLAND INDEXES
      (Assessment of 1783, Index)
      1783
      Charles County
      MSA S 1437

      Pricilla Franklin. 212 1/2 acres. CH 7th District, General Page 5. MSA S 1161-5-4 1/4/5/48
      Parcilla Franklin. Moles Venture, pt, 100 acres. CH 7th District, Land Page 7. MSA S 1161-5-5 1/4/5/48
      Pricilla Franklin. Expectation, pt, 112 1/2 acres. CH 7th District, Land Page 4. MSA S 1161-5-5 1/4/5/48

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