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

Ignatius Craycroft

Male 1666 - 1707  (41 years)


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  • Name Ignatius Craycroft 
    Birth 1666  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 23 Sep 1707  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2800  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Family ID F2188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sophia Beedle,   b. 1671, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1708, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 37 years) 
    Marriage 1685  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Craycroft,   b. 1689, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Oct 1765, Aqasco, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. John Craycroft,   b. 1691, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Oct 1721, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 30 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Sophia Craycroft,   b. 1693, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Mar 1756, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Ignatius Craycroft,   b. 1695, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Dec 1752, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 57 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Elizabeth Craycroft,   b. 1697, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1763, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. Henry Craycroft,   b. 1699, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1707, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 7 years)  [Father: natural]
     7. Charles Craycroft,   b. Between 1700 and 1705, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Oct 1765, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 65 years)  [Father: natural]
     8. Susannah Craycroft,   b. 1701, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1752, Port Tobacco Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 51 years)  [Father: natural]
     9. Benjamin Craycroft,   b. 1707, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Mar 1772, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F2187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Craycroft, Ignatius, Prince George's County, 9th Aug., 1704; 23rd Sept., 1707.
      To wife Sophia, dwelling plantation, 450 A., --- and mansion house, during life.
      To son John and hrs., 600 A., --- and 300 A., --- nr. Gunpowder River, Balto. Co.
      To son Ignatius and hrs., following lands, viz., 235 A., "Gallwiths" bought from Wm. Turner, 1 tract "Liittle Addition," 189 A., "The Hatchett" and land belonging to branch on s. side Canadan's branch.
      To son Henry and hrs., 575 A. bought of Joseph Letchworth near middle of Brook Court Manor.
      To son Charles and hrs., 500 A., "Truman's Place," 200 A., "Nutwell's Branches" adjoining thereto, also 100 A., "The Denial."
      To 4 daus., Ann, Sophia, Elizabeth and Susanah, personalty, at 18 yrs. of age.
      Residue of estate to 4 sons afsd., they to be of age at 18 yrs. In event of death of son. Charles during minority, his estate to pass to his brother John.
      Exs.: wife and son John afsd.
      Trustees: Clement Brooke, Benja. Hall, and Roger Brooke.
      Test: Frederick Clodius, Joseph Hall, Elias Poleman, Arnold livers. 12. 291.
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      Mr. Ignatius Craycroft 29.258 I £1199.6.8 Nov 18 1708
      Appraisers: William Wilkinson, John Bradford.
      Trustees: Benjamin Mall, Clement Brook, Roger Brook, Ri. Smith attorney for Peregrine Browne, John Tasker, Charles Carroll for self and Capt. John Hyde.
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      Ignatius Creycroft 32A.75 A Page £1199.6.8 £785.15.7 Dec 2 1710
      Received from: Mr. Charles Diggs, Robert Prye, George Villiars, Thomas Coleman, John Betts, James Bowles, Hugh Williams, Elisha Hall for Robert Roberts, William Herbert, Mr. Arden Carleton (merchant in London), MM Keysar & Wharton (merchants in London).
      Payments to: William Cook (administrator of John Johnson), Henry Rousen, Philip Wallory, Mary Mitchell, Thomas Emms for self & James Stodert, Jeremiah Long, Edward Benson, Arnold Liverse, John Hill, Robert Bradley, Esq., Dr. Frederick Claudius, Dr. Mordecai Moore, Paul Carrington, Mr. William Wilkinson, Samuel Groome (merchant in London), Mr. John Tasker, Mr. Charles Carroll for Lord Baltimore, Mr. Robert Skinner, Rowland Hall, Samuel King, Roger Wheeler, Richard Edlin (administrator of John Smith), Mr. James Heath, Henry Fernly, William Herbert, Dr. George Burch, Henry Butler, Bowling Speak, Elisabeth Williams, James Haddock (administrator of William Barton), Maj. Josiah Wilson, William Bladen, Esq., Madam Contee, Edward Willet, Henry Rousen, George Villiers, Francis Durham, Rowland Hall, John Hill, Arnold Livers, John Rousby, Esq., John Warren, Mr. Charles Carroll to Mr. Arden Carleton, Cornelius Kelly, Richard Edlen, Thomas Coleman, Mary Vaudry for teaching Elisabeth Creycroft, Maj. Wilson, Mr. William Wilkinson, Roger Whaller, Mary Tattershall, George Harris, Thomas Cooke, Mr. Gerrard Slye, Bartholomew Whitehouse, Hannah Herbert.
      Legatees: Mr. William Hunter, Mr. Robert Brooks, Mr. George Thorold.
      Mentions: wife (unnamed) of the accountant.
      Administrator: Mr. Luke Gardner.
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      Ignatius Craycroft 32C.171 A Page £233.1.0 Oct 22 1711
      Gentleman.
      Received from: Capt. Richard Smith, Raphael Haywood.
      Payments to: ---- Tasker, Wornell Hunt & Nicholas Spurne, James Kingsbury, Thomas Cooke, Peregrine Brown (merchant in London).
      Mentions: John Craycroft (son).
      Administrator: Mr. Luke Gardner.
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      Mr. Ignatius Craycroft 33B.73 A Page £582.4.5 £11.13.9 Sep 29 1712
      Received from: Nicholas Sporne.
      Payments to: Madam Anne White, Benjamin Berry.
      Mentions: Luke Gardiner (administrator.
      Administrator: Mr. John Craycroft.
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      Mr. Ignatius Craycroft 36B.257 A Page £84.15.2 Aug 22 1715
      Received from: Mr. Charles Diggs, Mr. Luke Gardiner.
      Payments to: William Bladen, Esq., Thomas Truman Greenfield, Ignatius Doyne.
      Administrator: Mr. John Craycroft.
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      Mr. Ignatius Crayfort 39B.38 A Page £8l.3.8 Aug 14 1717
      Payments to: William Bladen, Esq., Mr. Ignatius Doyne, Mr. Benjamin Tasker, Robert Hall, Thomas Cleggatt.
      Administrator: Mr. John Craycroft.
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      Ignatius Craycroft 3.20 A Page £582.4.5 £58.8.7 May 5 1720
      Received from: Nicholas Sporne.
      Payments to: Mr. James Haddock, Thomas Bordley, Esq., Robertt Hall, William
      Bladen, Esq., MM James Haddock & Weldon Jefferson (executors of Robertt Hall), Ignatius Doyne who married a daughter (unnamed) of a daughter (unnamed) of deceased.
      Administrator: John Craycroft.
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      Ignatius Craycroft 11.120 A Page £477.2.9 Jun 20 1731
      Payments to: Capt. John Hyde (merchant in London), Joseph Matthews who married a daughter (unnamed, her portion), Ignatius Doyne who married a daughter (unnamed, her portion).
      Legatees (sons): Ignatius Craycroft, John Craycroft.
      Executrix: Mrs. Jane Craycroft (widow & relict & executrix of John Craycroft (executor of deceased)).
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      Maj. William Coursey 9.443 A #8381 Sep 22 1687
      Payments to: Ignatius Craycroft for his wife (unnamed).
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Coursey.
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      Maj. William Coursey 10.155 A TA £368.8.4 Feb 18 1686
      Received from: James Scott, Mr. Henry Coursey, Thomas Vaughan & Maj. Peter Sayer & Mr. John Edmondson & Mr. Griffith Jones, John Parsley.
      Payments to: Col. William Digges, Maj. Sayer, Edward Griffitt & wife (unnamed), Jacob Seth, James Steward for wife's (unnamed) wages, Thomaa Smithson for Mr. Carvile, Thomas Smithson for col. Darnall, Anne Thomas, Mr. James Murphy, Thomas Smithson, John Parsley, Mr. Henry Coursey, Richard Jones, Griffith Jones, Mr. Robert Carvile, Mr. Thomas Burford, Philip Lynes, William Coursey (son) for 2 servants bequeathed to him by George Carryll of Talbot County, William Young.
      Distribution: William Benham for his wife's (unnamed) portion, Ignatius Craycroft for his wife's (unnamed) portion.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Coursey.
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      1696-1702 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber A, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Indenture, 22 October 1696
      From: WILLIAM TURNAR of Calvert County, gent.
      To: IGNATIUS CRAYCROFT of P. G. County, gent. Price: 150 pounds sterling
      Property: A 200 acre tract called "Acquascat" on the west side of Patuxent River; bounding on land of ROBERT BROOKE, Esq., and two branches called Canadoyes and Cornelius. This tract was conveyed by ALLEXANDER WATTS, planter, to JAMES BERRY, 10 July 1654, then to WILLIAM and NERMIAH BERRY, from them to JOHN GREER, from his heirs to JOHN GALWITH and from him and JANE his wife to the said WILLIAM TURNAR.
      Signatures: WM. TURNER and JOYCE TURNER (mark)
      Wit.: PHILLIP LYNES, GEORGE MASON, JOHN CRAYCROFT, JAMES CRANFORD.
      Ackn'd: WILLIAM TURNER, 22 October 1696
      Recorded: 24 March 1696/7, Vol. A, Page 44
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      Prince George's County Land Records, 1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 1; Indenture, 12 Aug 1702
      From: William Skinner, planter of Calvert County and wife Elizabeth
      To: Ignatius Craycroft, merchant of Prince George's County
      189 acres called Hatchett in Prince George's County on the west bank of the Patuxent River sold for 94L/10s; bounded by Brooke Creek Manor and land laid out for Corneilius Canedy
      Signed: William Skinner and Elizabeth Skinner (mark)
      Witnessed: Thomas Hollyday, Robert Bradly, and Clark Skinner
      Memorandum: 12 Aug 1702 Elizabeth Skinner, wife of William, examined by Thomas Hollyday and Rob't Bradly
      Alienation: 13 Aug 1702 from Ignatius Crraycroft the sum of 7s/6p
      Recorded: 11 Sep 1702
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      1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 86; Indenture, 11 Aug 1703
      From: Ignatius Craycroft of Prince George's County, Gent.
      To: Joshua Cecell of Prince George's County
      John Craycroft, joyner of Calvert County, decd, during his lifetime granted a 450 acre tract of land called Craycroft's Right lying in Calvert County now Prince George's County to Ignatius Craycroft; lying on the west side of the Patuxent; bounded by an Indian field, and a parcel of land formerly laid out for Craycroft called Heathorne Heath; all but 199 acres found to be part of His Lordship's Manor of Calverton by certificate of survey made by James Thompson, Dept'y Surveyor under Baker Brook, Esq'r, Surveyor General, dated 16 Feb 1675 according to records of the Provincial Court; the 199 acres not contained in the older survey of Calverton Manor sold to Joshua Cecell for 57L.
      signed: Ignatius Craycroft
      Memorandum: 30 Sep 1703 Sophia Craycroft examined by Jno. Wight and Rob't Bradly
      Witnessed: George Smyth (mark), James Grah (mark), John Wight, R. Bradly
      Alienation: 10 Jun 1704 the sum of 8s paid by Joshua Cecell
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      1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 189; Indenture, 11 Aug 1707
      From: Clarke Skinner of Calvert County
      To Phillip Tottershell of Prince George's County
      For the sum of 308 a 110 acre part of land called Ladsford's Guift; bounded by land belonging to Banard Johnson and land laid out for Cornelius Caniday now owned by Ignatius Craycroft
      signed: Clarke Skinner
      witnessed: Rd. Marsham and James Greenfeild
      Memorandum: 11 Aug 1707 Ruth Skinner, wife of Clarke, examined by Thomas Greenfeild
      Alienation: 24 Sep 1707 Phillip Tottershell paid the sum of 4s/5p
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      1710-1717 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber F, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 25: Indenture, 17 Nov 1710
      From: Philip Tattershell of Prince George's County
      To: John Willson of Charles County
      For 35£110 acres in Prince George's County called Ludford's Gift; bounded by land of Ludford, Barnard Johnson and land laid out for Cornelius Cannady now owned by heirs of Ignatius Crayeroft
      Signed: Philip Tattershell (mark)
      Witnessed: R. Bradley, Edward Truman
      Memo: 17 Nov 1710 Philip Tattershell and Terisa his wife acknowled deed
      Alienation: 29 Nov 1710 John Willson paid the sum of 4s/4p
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      1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 191; Indenture, 26 Aug 1707
      Prom: Ignatius Craycroft of Prince George's County, Gent.
      To: Charles Diggs of Prince George's County
      Charles Diggs married Sophia Craycroft, the daughter of Ignatius, who died after the marriage but before the marriage portion was paid; Craycroft gives Diggs a tract of land Craycroft bought from Joseph Letchworth 14 May 1694 on record in Liber R, 1702-1709 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber C, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Folio 214 of Calvert County containing 570 acres which by resurvey found to contain 410 acres now in possession of the said Charles Diggs
      signed: Igna. Craycroft
      witnessed: R. Bradly and J. Gerrard
      Memorandum: 26 Aug 1707 Ignatius Craycroft acknowledged deed
      Alienation: 26 Aug 1707 Charles Diggs paid the sum of 16s/6p for 410 acres "for the use of the Lord Baltimore by order of Mr. Charles Carroll"
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      Charles County Liber L#2, Page16.
      At the request of Samuel Perrie of Prince Georges County, merchant, the following deed was recorded May 25, 1722.
      May 5, 1722 from Mr. John Anderson of CC and Eliza, his wife, to Samuel Perrie of Prince Georges County, merchant, for 18 £sterling, one tract of land called Andersons Chance, lying in Prince Georges County on the north side of Swansons Cr, bounded by Stanleys Branch in the-line of a parcel of land called Woods, a parcel of land formerly taken up by Mr. Igna. Craycroft, now in the possession 'of sd Sam. Perrie called Timber neck, thence to the end of sd Perrie's line, the land of Samuel Warring called Ludfords Guilt, a parcel of land called Ludfords hope, containing about 81 acres. Signed - John Anderson, Eliza(± her mark)..Anderson. Wit - John Briscoe*, Cha Somrset Smith*,' Jno Carhought. _ Eliza freely relinquished her right of dower
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      Charles County Court Records, June 1738 Court, Liber T#2, Page 464.
      Pursuant to the order of last Mar CC Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Nuthalls Branch, in possession of Jona: and Allen Davies. Commissioners appointed: Henry Hawkins, John Adams, William Middleton, and John Thomas, Gent (not being any way related to the Petitioner, contiguous Proprietor, nor interested in the sd land). Whereas Jona: Davies Sr and Allen Davies, seized of Nuthalls Branch, lying in CC, on Mar 17, petitioned to CC Court, before Robt. Hanson, Gent, and his associates, CC Justices, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of sd tract of land.
      And now here, Wm. Middleton & Jno Thomas return to Court here the Commission afd with the following certificate and depositions: we certify that we took the examination of all such witnesses as came before us relating to the bounds of the land mentioned in sd Commission. Signed Apr 21, 1738 - Wm. Middleton, John Thomas.

      CC, Apr 13, 1738. The deposition of Colo: Robt: Hanson, age about 58, who says that in the year 1725, he resurveyed a tract of land called Nutwells Branch, for Charles Craycroft, and that he believes the bounded white oak by which he now stands, to be the beginning tree of the afd land. Signed - Robt: Hanson.

      CC, Apr 13, 1738. The deposition of Charles Craycroft, age about 38, who says that the bounded white oak by which he now stands is the beginning tree mentioned in Colo: Hanson's Deposition, and is the 1st beginning tree of the land which this deponent sold to Jana: Davies Sr and Allen Davies, by the name of Nuthalls Branch. Signed - Charles Craycroft.

      CC, Apr 13, 1738. The deposition of Peter Hoggins, age about 44, who says that the white oak mentioned in the other depositions, that he now stands by, he believes to be the beginning tree of Nuthalls Branch and the beginning boundary of a tract of land Charles Craycroft sold to Jona: Davies Sr and Allen Davies, and that this deponent carried the chain to lay the afd land out, and that Charles Craycroft was present at the same time. Signed - Peter Hoggins.

      CC, Apr 13, 1738. The deposition of Jona: Davies Jr, age about 34, who says that he saw the white oak by which he now stands bounded for the beginning tree of a tract of land Charles Craycroft sold Jona: Davies Sr, which he now dwells on, and that Charles Craycroft was by at the same time. Signed - Jana: Davies Jr.

      CC, Apr 13, 1738. The deposition of Geo: Walls, age about 76, who declares that a white oak by which he now stands was shown to him by Thomas Lawson about 40 years ago, to be a bounded tree of a tract of land whereon James Bigger then lived on, and is now in the possession of Jona: Davies Sr, and the sd tree stands near the bounded tree mentioned in Colo: Robert Hanson's deposition. Signed - George (/\ his mark) Walls.

      Apr 21, 1738. The deposition of William Carter, aged about 79, who says that about 50 years ago, he saw a bounded white oak standing in a branch near the place where he now stands and near the tree mentioned in Geo: Walls' deposition. Signed - William (F his mark) Carter.

      Apr 21, 1738. The deposition of Philip Willoce, age about 73, who says that near the place where he now stands, he heard Elias Nuthall tell Mr. Ignat: Craycroft that there or thereabouts stood a bounded tree of his Brothers Land, which sd tree stands near the place mentioned in Walls' and Carter's depositions. Signed - Philip (P his mark) Willoce.

      The deposition of Jona: Davies Jr, age about 34, who says that he was present when Charles Craycroft bound a chestnut tree by which he now stands for the 1st bound tree of a parcel of land containing 70 acres whereon Allen Davies now lives, which the sd Craycroft sold to Allen Davies for and in consideration of 100 acres of land, part of a tract of land called Aliens Addition, and a crown paid in hand at the sd bound tree. Signed - Jona: Davies Jr.

      The deposition of Charles Craycroft, age about 38, who says that he bounded the chestnut tree by which he now stands, for the 1st bounded tree of a parcel of land he sold to Allen Davies, containing 70 acres out of part of a tract of land called Nuthalls Branch. Signed - Charles Craycroft. Apr 13, 1738.
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      Charles County Court Records, March 1738/9 Court, Liber T#2, Page 534
      Pursuant to the order of last Nov CC Court, Commission issued to Messrs Henry Hawkins, William Middleton, Jonathan Willson, & James Nayler to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land in CC called Trumans Place, in possession of Charles Craycroft. Commissioners appointed: Henry Hawkins, Samuel Hawkins, William Middleton, Jonathan Willson, and James Naylor, (not being any way related to the Petitioner, contiguous Proprietor, nor interested in the sd land). Signed Nov 24, 1738 - Saml Hanson, Clerk.
      And now here, Jonathan Willson and James Nayler return the Commission afd and the depositions and certificate following thereto annexed:

      The deposition of William Carter Sr, age about 78, who declares that about 30 years ago or upwards, he was present when Ignatius Craycroft hdd a tract of land surveyed by Mr. Edward Battson called Trumans Place, and the hickory tree which is now dead and down, by which this deponent now stands, was the uppermost bound tree of the westernmost line of the sd land. Jan 1, 1738/9.

      The deposition of John Thomas, age about 55, who declares that he heard John Adams say that the white oak by which he now stands was a bounded tree of a tract of land called Trumans Place, and that the sd tree has been deemed by estimation to be a bounded tree as afd. Jan 1, 1738/9.

      The deposition of John Adams, age about 68, who declares that about 26-27 years ago, he was with old Colo: Greenfield and his son, Thomas Greenfield, and Capt. Henry Jowles, and that Colo: Greenfield told him then that the white oak by which he now stands was a bounded tree of Trumans Place, and that Mr. Luke Gardiner and several other persons have deemed sd tree to be a bounded tree as afd. Jan 25, 1738/9.

      The deposition of William Carter Sr, age about 78, who being deposed as afd to prove the Cabin Branch, declares that he has been in the Country about 63 years, and that the Branch by which he now stands, is the Cabin Branch, and that it has been deemed ever since to be the branch afd. Jan 25, 1738/9.

      The deposition of Alice Walls, age about 45, who declares that she heard Colo: Greenfield and William Farthing say that the branch by which she now stands was the Cabin Branch. Jan 25, 1738/9.

      The deposition of John Adams, age as afd, who declares that about 18 years ago, he was in company with Miles Macdaniel and that the sd Macdaniel told him he was come to be his neighbor, upon which this deponent asked him where, who answered that Mr. Craycroft had settled him in the Neck, being asked whereabouts, he answered Just by the Cabin Branch, and that about the place where this deponent now stands was the place where the sd McDaniel lived. Jan 25, 1738/9.

      These are to certify that we did meet on the land in the Commission mentioned on Monday, Jan 1, when and where we took the depositions of those witnesses that are dated accordingly, and on Thursday, Jan 25, we met again and took those other depositions above mentioned, as the dates thereof will more fully make appear. Signed Jan 25, 1738/9 - Jona: Willson, James Nailer.

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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: TIMBER NECK; Owner: Craycroft, Ignatius: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Jun 30, 1694: Ref: Liber B#23 f 246: Map Location: X-22

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