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

Singleton Wootton

Male Abt 1740 - 1788  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name Singleton Wootton 
    Birth Abt 1740  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 17 Nov 1788  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I52668  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Father Turnor Wootton,   b. Abt 1695   d. 25 Feb 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Sprigg,   b. Abt 1703, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Nov 1787, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1733  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Folio 270 SINGLETON WOOTTON 07/12/1788 11/17/1788
      Bequeaths to:
      I, Thomas Sprigg Wootton -brother
      -to have all the land called "Free School" along w/all Negroes, stock, household and kitchen furniture at testator's now dwelling place
      -whereas testator has a Long standing account owed to Thomas testator desires that Thomas take 1/2 of the remainder of the estate to settle the same
      2, Turner Wootton --nephew
      -to have testator's lot of land adjoining Queen Anne cont. 18 acres w/ the store house and improvements thereon --the lot testator purchased from his brother John Wootton deceased, and paid for it but never had any deed for the same --testator's brother Richard who was executor to the will of John "must give , a Deed for the said Lott
      -to have the sum of 1500 pounds to be paid to him when he arrives at the age of 21 -to have 50 acres of land which was deeded to testator by his father Turner Wootton - the land testator sold to his deceased brother William T. Wootton and received payment for it but never deeded the said land until him
      3. Richard Wootton - brother
      -to have the lot of land adjoining Queen Anne Town
      -to have the tract of land which testator purchased Frain Thomas Henry Hall along w/ all Negroes and stock on the land
      -testator desirss that he and testator's brother Thomas Sprigg Wootton set free Negroes: "Water Jacob' "Katy" "Cesar" and "Nay" and that they pay -Jacob" the sum of 50 pounds (and give him a decent horse, bridle and saddle and all of testator's wearing apparel and also that they pay "Katy' and "Cesar the stint of 20 pounds current money each and it is testator's will that they are to be free and at their liberty and whereas testator did not take into consideration "Rachel" as he considered her the property of his brother Thomas, but should it be otherwise, then she is to be free and at her liberty at testator's decease and Negro "Water Jacob' to be considered the property of brother Thomas and desires testator's brother "to be very kind to him he being a good and trusty Slave & the first I ever bought," Testator also desires that his brothers be "good to all my Negroes willed [hem & that they be kind in advise & to my four Negroes set free & endeavour to make them good & respected Citizens."
      4.. Mary Sprigg Wootton --niece
      -to have the sum of 500 pounds and to be paid annually the interest being 30 pounds per year, but should she marry without the approbation or her brother Turner or her
      uncles Thomas and Richard or should she die then the sum to testator's nephew Turner
      5. Miss Peggy Coolidge --friend
      -to have the sum of 200 pounds current money
      6, Samuel Judson Coolidge --friend
      -to have the sum of 50 pounds current money
      7. Edward Crabb--friend
      -to have the sum of 100 pounds current money
      8. Mrs. Ann Watkins --friend
      to have the sum of 50 pounds
      9. Widow of Thomas Hinton
      -to have the sum of 20 pounds current money
      Witnesses: Thomas Lansdale
      Charles R. Hodges
      John Hodges
      Then came; the three above named subscribers to the will
      Note the testator signed the swirl in his own hand
      Codicil to the will:
      I Richard Wootton --brother
      -desires that he comply with all the provisions of the will and testator desires to "be plainly buried my Father and Mother are Buried at South River Church I would chose to be buried by the side of them if can be done without interfering with other coffins but as I apprehend it cannot be done and as I would not by ally means chuse to disturb them who are already buried let me buried by the side of my Brother William Turner Wootton and his wife in the Orchard. I chose the Rev.d Mr. Mason Weems to Bury me and preach a sermon. I choose all the Neighbours shall have an Invitation poor and Rich as well as any particular Friends at a distance so that any who have any regard for me may see the last of me. Second place my dear Mother request of me on her Death Bed that I would give her dear Grand Children Turner Wootton & Mary Sprigg Wootton some small piece of plate as a Token of her love kind to keep in her remembrance to be marked EW which I have not yet done therefore I request my Brother Richard Wootton that he will import as soon as may be Two pint silver Cans to be marked FW to TW and presented to Turner Wootton at the request of his Grand Mother and that the same time he will import half a Dozen Silver Table Spoons and one Dozen Silver Tea Spoons to be marked EW to MSW and presented to Mary Sprigg Wootton at the request of her Grand Mother and Singleton Wootton request of them both that they will keep them as a Token of their Dear Grand Mothers Love and Friendship. I expect some plate in from London the pieces that are mark'd TSW I Intend as a present to my Brother Thomas Sprigg Wootton and request his acceptance of them the mark'd SW U request Richard Wootton will accept of them."
      -whereas testator is indebted to Thomas Henry Hill for the land which he purchased from him to the sum of 700 pounds—requests that the land be paid For out of debts owed testator being debts owed for tobacco from the store with a bond of Joseph White Clagett for 100 pounds
      Then came: John Parstow
      Note; the testator signed the will in his own hand
      ===
      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 270 ELIZABETH WOOTTON 11/25/1781 11/17/1787
      "being in perfect health and Memory _ .."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Dr. Thomas Sprigg Wootton --son
      Singelton Wootton --son
      -to have all the household goods testatrix is possessed of to be divided equally between them
      2_ Richard Wootton --son
      -to have Negro "Jack" now living at the Free School
      -remainder of the estate to he divided among testatrix's 3 sons
      Witnesses: John Parslow
      Then came: the above named subscriber to the will
      Note: the testatrix signed the will in her own hand
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      1759-1763 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber RR [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 31. At the request of Singleton Wootton the following Deed was recorded February 23, 1760
      Indenture made February 23, 1760; Turnor Wootton in consideration of the good will and affection I have for my son Singleton Wootton as well as 5 shillings has given all that tract containing 50 acres and beginning on the side of a hill near the North Branch of Patuxent River being a boundary of "Angle" formerly bought by the said Wootton of Thomas Larkin and bounded by a tract called "Essington" bought by the said Turnor of said Larkin. Signed Turnor Wootton in the presence of George Clarke, John Wootton and acknowledged before John Hepburn
      ===
      1780-1784 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber FF 1 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 179. At the request of Singleton Wootton the following Deed was enrolled November 20, 1781
      Indenture made November 13, 1781; Joseph Sim, Gentleman of Frederick County, Maryland in consideration of 4746 pounds 1 shilling and 10 pence half penny current money paid by Singleton Wootton, Gentleman of PGCo has sold several tracts lying in PGCo which Joseph Sim heretofore purchased of Edward Digges; part of the "Beginning" containing 124 acres; "Cones [Cope] Hills" alias "Scott's Lott", 40 acres; part of "Scott's Lott", part "Weston", "Hughs Labour", part of "Riley's Folly", 206 acres; part of "Something" 213 acres, and 3 acres of land called "No Name" on which there stands a mill containing and all 586 acres; also an adjoining tract called "Upper Getting" and such parts called "Weston", "Scott's Lott", "Hughs Labour" and "Riley's Folly" which were heretofore sold and conveyed by Edward Digges to Charles Hodges and also such parts of "Something" heretofore sold and conveyed by Edward Digges to the vestry of Queen Anne's Parish and also to Richard Bennett Hall, Humphrey Belt and Addison Murdock. Signed Joseph Sim in the presence of and acknowledged before Frank Leeke, Samuel Hepburn
      ===
      1780-1784 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber FF 1 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 220. At the request of Robert Pottinger the following Deed was enrolled July 13, 1782
      Indenture made June 22, 1782; Singleton Wootton, Gentleman in consideration of 1369 pounds 13 shillings and 9 pence current money paid by Robert Pottinger, Gentleman has sold part of a tract containing 121 ¾ acres being part of sundry tracts lately purchased by him of Col. Joseph Sim as by deed bearing date November 13, 1781 and recorded in Liber FF, No. 1, folio 179 and beginning where formerly stood the northeasternmost bounded black oak by Collington Main Branch and bounded by"Something" and land now belonging to Mr. Daniel Clarke that was formerly the property of James Haddock Waring. Signed Singleton Wootton in the presence of and acknowledged before James Mullikin, Thomas Boyd
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      1780-1784 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber FF 1 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 244. At the request of Charles Ramsey Hodges the following Deed was enrolled August 29, 1782
      Indenture made June 22, 1782; Singleton Wootton, Gentleman in consideration of 396 pounds 11 shillings and 3 pence current money paid by Charles Ramsey Hodges and sold part of a tract which he lately purchased of Col. Joseph Sim in part with sundry parts of tracts per deed bearing date November 13, 1781 and recorded in Liber FF No. 1, folio 179 Which part of sundry tracts to be conveyed contains 35 ¼ acres and lays on the southeast and south side of bound courses following; beginning at a white oak, the 3rd boundary of Brock Hall in the beginning tree of "Something" as also the beginning of "Something" held by the name of "Greenfield" now in possession of Mr. James Drane, Collington Branch, the north side of the main road leading from the Brick Church towards Queen Anne, land now belonging to Mr. Daniel Clarke that was formerly the property of James Haddock Waring, and the road leading from Singleton Wootton's house to Collington Bridge on the west side of Collington Branch. Signed Singleton Wootton in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Boyd, James Mullikin
      ===
      1789-1790 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber II [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 524. At the request of Richard Wootton the following Deed was recorded February 16, 1790
      Indenture made January 8, 1790; Whereas Thomas Henry Hall, late of Washington County, Maryland in his lifetime and at his death was seized in fee of one undivided moiety or half part of tracts, to wit, "Resurvey on Concord and Part of Rileys Lott" containing 439 acres, "Tylers Discovery" containing 104 acres, and part of "Cattail Meadows" containing 6 acres; and whereas he was also in right of his wife Barbara Hall the other moiety half part, did in his lifetime on December 15, 1783 sell the whole of the aforesaid tracts unto Singleton Wooten and Walter Bowie and did on the same day pass his bond to them conditioned for the conveyance in fee simple with a general warranty. And whereas Thomas Henry Hall has since departed this life without having performed the condition of the bond, having first duly made his will bearing date November 5, 1788 directed the lands to be conveyed by his executors to Singleton Wootton and Walter Bowie and appointed his wife Barbara Hall executrix and Thomas Sprigg and Thomas Belt, executors (who refused). And whereas Barbara Hall although she was desirous to carry into effect the will of her husband was prevented from conveying the lands according to the condition of the bod, to remove which disability and for the better fulfilling the intention of the parties, the General Assembly of Maryland at their November 1789 session passed a special act authorizing Barbara Hall solely and alone as Executrix to convey the lands. And whereas Singleton Wooten is also since dead having Richard Wooten his legal representative and Walter Bowie have agreed between themselves upon the division of the lands. Now this indenture witnesseth that Barbara Hall, as executrix of the last will of Thomas Henry Hall and in consideration of the premises and the act of assembly and in consideration of 4715 pounds current money secured to be paid by Richard Wooten for his part of the lands has sold part of the aforesaid tracts sold to Singleton Wooten and Walter Bowie containing 410 acres, to wit, beginning at a stone standing near the forks of a road that leads from Bladensburgh to Queen Ann and from Queen Ann to the Chaple and in line of "Brough" and bounded by "Enfield Chase", Collington Branch, "Concord", Mr. Young's land and Walter Bowie's line. Signed Barbara Hall in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Sprigg, Ignatius Taylor (JP's of Washington County, Maryland and certified by Elie Williams, clerk)

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