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

Benjamin Wailes

Male 1729 - 1789  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Wailes 
    Born Between 1726 and 1729  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jun 1789  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I42829  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2022 

    Father Benjamin Wailes,   b. Bef 1685, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1729, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Covington,   b. Abt 1687, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Aft 1709  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Howard,   b. 18 Oct 1734, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Jun 1778, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Married Bef 16 Jan 1754  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Covington Wailes,   b. 16 Jan 1754, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825, Franklin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     2. Henry Truman Wailes,   b. 1 Sep 1756, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1766, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)  [natural]
     3. Edward Lloyd Wailes,   b. 25 Sep 1758, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1809, Oglethorpe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     4. William Howard Wailes,   b. 16 Feb 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779, At sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)  [natural]
     5. Levin Covington Wailes,   b. 9 Mar 1768, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1847, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     6. John Wailes,   b. 12 Sep 1771, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1799, At sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [natural]
     7. George Wailes,   b. Bef 1775, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1798, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F2272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 279 BENJAMIN WAILES 03/07/1788 06/25/1789
      "being in good health"
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Levin Covington (Wailes ?) --son
      -to have all the land which testator possesses being part of "Brook Count" --to have on condition
      2. Hezekiah Bussey (Wailes ?) --son -as condition for testator's land, Levin is to educate Hezekiah with "a liberal education such as will Qualify him for the practice of Physick"
      3. John Wailes - son
      -should Levin die w/out heirs, then to have the land left to Levin with the same
      condition of educating Hezekiah
      4, Susannah Wailes--wife
      -to have one third part of all of testator's estate
      -named executrix of the will
      5. Ann (Wailes ?) --daughter
      Rebecca (Wailes ?) —daughter
      George Wailes --son
      Catherine (Wailes ?) --daughter
      Sarah (Wailes ?) --daughter
      -remainder of the estate to be divided among all of testator's children
      Witnesses: James Somerwel, Edward Lloyd Wailes, Levi Letchworth
      Then came: Levi Letchworth and Edward Wailes Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Benjamin Wailes 10.595 A PG £357.8.3 £503.16.3 Jan 7 1730
      Received from: Alexander Magruder, Robert Skinner, Samuel Waring, John Garratt, Joseph Fry, William Watson, Charles Sewall, William Holland, John Magran, Thomas Ward, Thomas Thomas, John Chesley, Anne Greaves, Richard Brightwell, Mary Lyon, Thomas Trotman, Martha Greenfield, William Oliver, Thomas Gant, Thomas Smith, James Greenfield, Joseph Willson, William Bradford, James Russell, Jane Craycroft, Mrs. Margery Covington, Thomas Brooke, (of St. Maryts County).
      Payments to: Robert Wheller paid to Joseph Wilkinson who married Mary (administratrix of said Robert), David Crauford, John Tunstall paid to Daniel Dulany, Esq., Merrick Ellis, James Holliday, Esq., Margery Covington, George Scott, Robert Whitaker, Robert Whitaker per Benjamin Loyd, John Brightwell, Edward Thursby, Randolph Morris, William Welch, Thomas Atkey, James Scot, Thomas Gray, John Davis, William Kitchin, Thomas Owen, John Lyon, William Brogden, William Hook, Anne Naylor, Andrew Scott paid to Mr. Ralph Crabb the assignee of Col. Levin Gale, John Craycroft, Charles Carroll, Esq. paid to Mr. William Diggs per executor of said Charles, estate of Elisabeth Padgett paid to Owen Ellis for use of Thomas Coleman (administrator of Elisabeth), Mr. Joshua George, Mr. Richard Lee, Mr. Peter Dent, executor of Edward Henry Calvert, Esq.
      Payments to (from estate of Elisabeth Wailes): Robert Whitaker, William Welch, Alexander Contee, Mary Willis, Joseph Lovejoy, William Archer, Mr. Richard Lee, Dr. Patrick Sim (accountant).
      Payments to (from estates of Benjamin & Elisabeth Wailes): Abraham Wilson, Peregrine Mackeness, Dr. Patrick Sim (accountant).
      Legatees: son (unnamed).
      Administrator: Dr. Patrick Sim (gentleman), Mr. Marsham Waring (gentleman).
      ===
      Mr. Levin Wailes 65.260 PG £502.10.1 Aug 3 1757 Jun 24 1758
      Appraisers: Thomas Leitchworth, Joseph Leitchworth.
      Creditors: John Stone Hawkins.
      Next of kin: Benjamin Wailes.
      Administratrix: Ann Wailes.
      ===
      Levin Wales 3.181 D PG £395.4.7 Jan 4 1763
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to 7 children (equally): Benjamin, Sarah, Samuel Perry, Elisabeth, Levin Covington, John, Ann.
      Executrix: Ann Wales
      ===
      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber TT; 1813-1817; Folio 190
      JOSHUA NAYLOR: 02/20/1814 - 10/08/1816
      "being in health ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. James Naylor --son
      Joshua Naylor --son
      -to have the testator's lands to be divided beginning at the 3rd bounder of
      a tract of land called "Poplar Hill" alias "Cole Brook" and thence ...of that
      part of "Woodborough" sold to the testator's father by Benjamin Wailes
      and thence...across to the bank of county swamp thence south to the mouth
      of Coolspring Branch thence up the said brand .. to a large marked beech
      standing in a small branch then south to the land sold by the testator to
      Caleb Thomas -..and all the land lying to the west side of the said line to
      James and all the land to the east to Joshua
      -James to have Negroes "Walter" "Minty" and "Betty"--he paying testator's
      son Benjamin the sum of $50.00
      -Joshua to have the remainder of the estate on the condition he pay the testator's
      debts and expenses and the sum of $60.00 to testator's son Benjamin
      -Joshua named executor of the will
      2. Benjamin Naylor --son
      -to have Negroes "Sarah" "Mary" "Henrietta"
      -to have the sum of $1 00
      3. Ann Naylor --daughter
      -to have Negroes "Monicai" and "Caroline"
      4. Children of daughter Susanna
      -to have the sum of $250.00 to be divided equally between them
      Witnesses: Samuel F. Wilson
      George Naylor (mark)
      Josiah W. Watson
      Then came: Josiah Watson and Samuel Wilson
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1757-1759; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 306. At the request of Benjamin Whales [sic Wailes] the following Certificate of Stray was recorded May 21, 1759
      PGCo, May 17, 1759; Benjamin Whales brought before me a small dark bay horse branded on the near buttock and shoulder, has three white feet, a star in his forehead. George Gantt
      ===
      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 455. Bill of Sale. I, Benjamin Wales of Prince Georges County, joiner, for 100 £sterling, sell to John Fendall of CC, Gentleman, 1 Negro or Mulatto man slave called James, joiner by trade. Signed Sep 6, 1760 - Benja Wailes. Wit -Henry Thompson, Henry Davis. Recorded Sep 10, 1760.

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