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

James Billingsley

Male 1759 - 1800  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name James Billingsley 
    Born Oct 1759  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1800  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I53041  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father John Billingsley,   b. 1723, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1785, Charles County, Maryland - will written Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anna MNU Billingsley,   b. Abt 1726, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1773, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1752  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Morehead,   b. Bef 1771, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1791  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F26527  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      Charles County Land Records N#4.32-33

      25 Feb 1793 Indenture
      From: John Billingsley
      To: Thomas Mundell
      For the sum of Two hundred and Seventeen Pounds current money; All those tracts or Parcels of Land Situate lying and being in Charles and Prince Georges Countys called Bartons Hope and Addition; wch he the sd John Billingsley is or may be entitled to in virtue of the last Will and Testament of John Billingsley; also all the Lands wch he the sd John Billingsley is or can be Entitled to by virtue of a Deed of Bargain and Sale from his Two Brothers Clement and James Billingsley./s/ John Billingsley,
      Wit: Alexr McPherson, James Freeman;
      Charity Ann Chandler wife of the said John Billingsley acknowledged the deed.
      Recorded 26 Feb 1793
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 30. Feb 25, 1793 from James Billingsly and Clement Billingsly of Fauquire County, VA, to John Billingsley of CC, for 30,000 lbs of tobacco and for 10 shillings, parcels of land called Bartons Hope and Addition, situated in CC, which were devised to sd James Billingsley and Clement Billingsley by their father, John Billingsley, as per the will of sd John Billingsley, dated Feb 8, 1785. Signed - James Billingsley, Clement Billingsley. Wit - Alex McPherson*, James Freeman*. Ann, the wife of the afd James Billingsley, and Eleonor, the wife of sd Clement Billingsley, relinquished their right of dower. Recorded Feb 25, 1793,
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 28.
      John Billingsley Sr's Will.
      Feb 8, 1785. I, John Billingsley Sr of CC, am sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory.
      To my son Hezekiah Billingsley - a tract of land called Whitsun Monday, containing, by patent, 178 acres in CC.
      As to personal estate, I have given him his equal proportion before. He must build, on land specified by my executors, a 16 foot clapboard house, for either my daughter, Mary Magruder, or either of my youngest sons, in case they should choose to live separate.
      To my son John Billingsley - 150 acres of land where he now lives, to be laid off as it may suit him. Also 1 Negro fellow named Frank, 2 heifers, and 1 bull. Also 4 shoats and 4 pigs.
      To my sons James Billingsley & Clement Billingsley - the rest of my land, to be equally divided between them, if they find my daughter Mary Magruder a house and home during her life.
      My 3 sons, John, James, & Clement are to have the use of my Manured Tobacco land where I now live, for 5 years. I want my sons James & Clement to find my daughter Mary Magruder (out of the land bequeathed to them) a sufficiency of land for her to tend during her life, unless Mary's husband returns, or unless he returns but leaves her in distress as he has now done.
      To my son James - a Negro fellow called Moses, a Negro girl called Amey, and 1 sorrel horse colt and 3 heifers, 1 bed and furniture.
      To my son Clement - a Negro woman named Agness & a Negro boy named George. Also 1 bed and furniture and 1 young mare called his mare.
      To Mary Weston - 1 cow & calf and 1 bed & furniture.
      To my son Clement & daughter Mary Magruder - the rest of my cattle, to be equally divided between them.
      To my daughter Mary Magruder - the 5 following Negroes, viz, Abbey, Ally, Henney, Maribrough, and Wat, during her natural life, and after her death, I give sd 5 Negroes and their increase (if any) to my grandson, George Alexander Magruder, and if my sd grandson should die without issue lawfully begotten of his body, then
      give the afd Negroes to my sons, James & Clement, to be equally divided between them. I also give Mary 1 bed & furniture and my best table.
      To my son John, my son James, & my son Clement and my daughter Mary - the rest of my estate, after my just debts are paid, to be equally divided between them. executors; my sons John, James, & Clement.
      Signed - John Billingsley, Wit - George Magruder, Edward Lloyd Wails (Wailes), George Adams Jr.
      Probated Apr 9, 1785 by all 3 executors, and by the oaths of witnesses Magruder and Adams. Letters of Administration were granted to the 3 executors; security was Hezekiah Billingsley. Appraisers: John Adams, John Gardiner.
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      Charles County Maryland Administration Accounts, 1791-1798, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 118.
      John Billingsley Sr. - Final A/C; £765.19.0 £1052.18.4 Feb 25 1793
      Sureties: none listed
      Received from: William Mollison
      Payments to: Gordon & Co., Joshua Mudd, Philip Hodgson, Edward L. Wailes, Martha Richards, Nailor & Magruder, Clement Brooke, Thomas Gibbons, Richard Brooke, Walter Bruce, Richard Lee Esq., Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, Philip Furguson, Thomas Contee, John Muschett (for recording)
      Mentions: Inventory Liber C folio 84
      Balance to be disposed: £536.7.11
      Administrator/Executrix: John Billingsley Jr., James Billingsley, Clement Billingsley
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      FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, INVENTORIES AND ACCOUNTS 1759 - 1800: {John K. Gott} Date: 15 February 1799
      Pages 202-203:
      CLEMENT BILLINGSBY (Admix'. Acct. & Inventory
      Exm'd by: Joshua Singleton, William Watkins, John Warder
      Details: To: William Hunt, James Strother, Joseph Morgan Joseph Smith, John Payne, James Edmonds, Reuben Guthridge, William Gibson, John Monroe, Augusti Payne, John Warder, Archibald Caramel, Daniel
      Bradford, John Morehead, Joseph Chilton, Willia Payne, Joseph Warder, Elijah Arnold, James Billingsby.
      Total Eval: £193.16.6
      Ret.: 23 September 1799

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