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

John Beale Weems

Male 1727 - 1794  (67 years)


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  • Name John Beale Weems 
    Birth 26 May 1727  South River-West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 11 Dec 1794  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32426  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father David Hamilton Weems,   b. 1706, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1759, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Lane,   b. 1709, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Jun 1738, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 29 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1724  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Isaac,   b. Abt 1727, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1780, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1747  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Weems,   b. 1753, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Aug 1842, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 89 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F6484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Mary Dorsey,   b. Abt 1740, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Feb 1816, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Marriage 18 Dec 1781  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Weems,   b. 1785, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     2. William Weems,   b. Abt 1786, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F21081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Name: Stella Cotrill
      Email: sr_cotrill@yahoo.com
      Note:
      I have Mary Weems as daughter of :
      John Beale Weems,Sr.,Colonel of Battalion born May 26,1727,in South River-West River,Anne Arundel County,Maryland..
      Wife is : Sarah Isaackes,1st wife..
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      Son of David Hamilton Weems & Elizabeth Lane,1st wife
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      Will of John Beale Weems
      Anne Arundel County,Maryland
      Dated : November 28,1794
      Proved : December 11,1794
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      In the Name of God, Amen.
      I John Weems of Anne Arundel County in the state of Maryland considering the uncertainty of life and
      possessing at present a sound mind, memory, and understanding, though afflicted in my Body with
      severe illness, being desirous of settling my worldly affairs do hereby make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the following manner and form Viz :
      Imprimis, I give and devise all my now dwelling plantation being part of Portland Manor to my son
      William Weems and his heirs forever.

      2nd It is my Will and direction that my Executors herein named shall sell and dispose to the best
      advantage all my part of a tract called Lordship's Bounty containing one hundred and one acres. Also all my part of three other tracts called Burrage, Burrage's Blossom, and Burrage's End
      containing two hundred acres. Also all my other tracts and parcels of land now in my possession
      on Herring Creek to be sold as above and I do hereby fully authorize and empower them so to do
      and the money arising from this sale thereof to be applied to the payment of my just debts.

      3rd I give and bequeath to my Sons John Beale Weems and William Weems and to my daughter
      Elizabeth Weems all my property of whatsoever kind it may be which shall be on the plantation
      late the property of Mrs. Anne Beall at the time of my decease except a Negroe woman hereinafter
      named to be equally divided between my three children. I further give to my daughter Elizabeth
      one Negroe girl named Poll. Also one silver tea chest, one silver salver, one silver tea pott, six silver tea spoons and six silver table spoons to be equally divided between my daughters
      Elizabeth Weems and Anne Weems.

      4th I further give to my daughter Anne Weems the choice of Fifteen Negroes also one Negro woman
      named Hagar independent of her equal division.

      5th After payment of my just debts and legacies and deducting my wife's third part of the estate, I will and direct that the residue and remainder of my property of every kind and denomination
      whatever be equally divided between my sons John Beale Weems and William Weems and the heirs of my daughter Sarah Johns, my daughter Mary McPherson, Elizabeth Weems, and Anne Weems, but as two of my said daughters, Viz, Sarah Johns and Mary McPherson have already had and received of me sundry Negroes to the number of 30 and upwards, it is my will mind and direction that they, the said Sarah Johns and Mary McPherson shall account accordingly to a Just and fair estimate to be made for the value of all such Negroes by them respectively received which value shall be taken and considered as part of their distributive share of my Estate herein to them bequeathed....

      Lastly, I constitute and appoint my loving wife Mary Weems and friends John Hall of the Vineyard and Alexander McPherson executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking annulling and making void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made. I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this Twenty Eighth day of November One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Four....
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      John Weems

      Witnesses
      Edward Hall
      Mordicai Hall
      Henry Hall

      Anne Arundel County 11th day of December 1794. Then came Henry Hall one of the subscribing witnesses to the within last Will and Testament of John Weems late of Anne Arundel County deceased and made oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God that he did see the Testator
      therein named sign and seal this will and that he heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his list Will and Testament, etc.
      Edward Hall - December 12,1794
      Mordicai Hall - December 13,1794
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      WEEMS, LOCK, Anne Arundel Co. 6 Oct, 1761; 10 Jan, 1764
      To father during life, lands; at his decease, to bro. John Weems.
      To bro. John, slaves that I bought of Wm. Wells.
      To bro. James Weems, slave woman and slave girl I bought of Benjamin Land; clothing.
      To bro. Thomas Lane Weems, slave boy.
      To mother-in-law Easter Weems, the stock I bought of James Starlan.
      To bro. Richard Weems, slave.
      To sister Susanna, certain slaves.
      To bro. David, certain slaves, which I had of my father.
      To sister Wiliamina, certain slaves.
      To bros. William and Masson, slaves.
      Slaves I have given bros. John, James, Thomas, Richard and Susanna, stay on plantation to finish the crop.
      Ex: Father David Weems.
      Wit: Nathan Lane, Benj. Lane son Richard Briant. 32. 65

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