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

Richard Lanham

Male 1760 - Aft 1808  (> 49 years)


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  • Name Richard Lanham 
    Birth 1760  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 1808  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I53055  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father Edward Lanham,   b. 1731, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Apr 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susannah Page,   b. 16 Jan 1732, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Jul 1797, Montgomery County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1751  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11963  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia Hamilton,   b. Bef 1774, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1808, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 36 years) 
    Marriage Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • she either married Richard s/o of Edward or Richard s/o Zachariah Lanham
    Family ID F30398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1790-1796;
      Folio 303 EDWARD LANHAM 01/25/1791 04/07/1791
      "being weak and low in Body
      Bequeaths to:
      1 Richard Lanham --son
      40 have all of the lands which testator possesses on the east side of die road which leads through testator's lands from Pisacattaway to Marlborough
      -named executor of the with along wi testator's widow
      2. George Horatio Lanham --son
      -to have all the lands to the west side of the road which leads through testators lands from Piscataway to Marlborough
      3. Mary Humphrey --daughter
      -to have Negro "Bob" and "Amey" and to be left in the care of testator's executors for her use
      -to have a house and garden and firewood during her "distrest Condition or widowhood.' if she should be a widow
      4. Samuel Clarkson --grandson
      -to have the Negroes now in the possession of Joseph Clarkson being "Jem" and "Lin"
      5. Susannah Lanham --wife
      -to have for her widowhood all the houses where testator now five on both sides of the above named road in her thirds of the land
      -to have the remainder of the estate which is to be divided w/sons Richard and George and she is not to be disturbed of the household furniture for her widowhood excepi for a bed in case of any of testator's children leaving her
      Witnesses: John Clarvoe, Richard Ball, Richard Bryon, Jr.
      Then came: Richard Ball and Richard Bryon, Jr.
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      Then came: Susannah Lanham (by note of hand) and renounced her right to act as executrix of the will
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1790-1796;
      Folio 308 RICHARD BALL 01/09/1792 02/17/1792
      "being weak and sick . ...-
      Bequeaths to;
      1. Sarah Ball - wife
      -to have for her widowhood all the estate testator is possessed of both real and personal
      -named executrix along testator's son John
      2. John Ball --son
      -at widow's decease or remarriage to have a tract of land or called
      "Brother's Delight" parcel
      -at widow's decease or remarriage remainder of the personal estate to be divided among all of testator's children (unnamed) and John to have possession until they come of age
      Witnesses: John Clarvoe, Richard Lanham, George Lanham
      Then came: George Horatio Lanham and Richard Lanham
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      ===
      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 650 VERLETTA WADE 10/0/1807 12/08/1808 (?).
      "being Sick and weak in Body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Eleanor Hamilton -sister (of Charles County)
      -to have the sum of $100.00
      2. Richard Lanham --friend -to have 5 sheep
      3. George Horatio 'Lanham
      -to have 5 sheep
      -4. "Sam"--Negro
      -to be free immediately from testatrix's death
      5, "Harry" --Negro
      -to be free after 01/01/1811
      6, Delia Hamilton --niece
      -to have the plantation whereon testatrix now lives called "Stoney Harbor".
      -named executrix of the will
      7. Lucy Hardey (?) --niece
      -whereas she has been living with testatrix for some time to have privilege of making
      testatrix's house her home during her single life and no longer and to be during that time furnished with a reasonable amount of clothing from the proceeds of the estate
      -to divide the remainder of the estate between her and testatrix's niece Delia
      Witnesses Leonard Jenkins
      Hezekiah Wheeler William Hardy
      Then came: Hezekiab Wheeler and Leonard Jenkins
      Note: the testatrix signed the will with her mark
      ===
      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber TT; 1808-1812;
      Folio 29 WILLIAM H. CLARVOE 04/05/1810 O6/--/1810
      "being in a weak state of Body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      I. Mary Ann Clarvoe --wife
      -to have the 1/2 of the testator's land during her widowhood with the full possession and enjoyment of the dwelling house during her widowhood and no longer
      -to have Negro boy "Harry" and Negro boy "Leonard" and Negro girl "Lucy"
      -to have 1 bay mare called "Lido" and 1 horse old called "Branser"
      -to have 2 work 2 milk cows, sheep, and 12 of the hogs on the plantation, and to have 1 feather bed and furn., 1 cherry desk, the breeding mare
      -should she refuse to abide by the will, then the above legacies are null and void
      -should testator's widow be pregnant at the time of his death, then the child to inherit the whole of his estate and the legacies below to be null and void -remainder of the estate to be divided among testators widow and brother Bennit Horatio Clarvoe and also both are appointed as executors of the will
      2. John Clarvoe --nephew (son of Bennett Horatio Clarvoe)
      -to have all the land belonging to the testator called "London's Pleasure' and "Clarvoe's Barren" with the exception of that land bequeathed to the testator's widow
      -to have Negro man "Samuel" and Negro woman "Bet" and Negro woman "Sisly" (?)
      -to have 1 gray draft mare, 1 mare and I hay horse, 3 young steers and 2 cows, 2 feather beds and furn., 1 mahogany desk and bookcase, bridle, saddle,
      3. Bennit Clarvoe --brother
      -should testator's nephew John die before arriving at the age of 21, then to have the lands left him during his life time and then to descend to his eldest son
      4. John Clarvoe --son of Henry Clarvoe
      -should testator's nephew John, son of Bennit die before arriving at age 21 and then should testator's brother Bennit die w/out heirs, to have the lands left to John
      -to have Negro woman Willy" and Negro woman "Lucy"
      -to have bay mare, I feather bed and furn and also testator's watch and wearing apparel
      5. Henry Clarvoe --son of Henry
      -to have Negro boy "George" and Negro boy "Charles"
      6. Nancy Clarvoe --daughter of Henry
      -to have Negro child "Caroline"
      7. Mary Clarvoe --daughter of Henry
      -to have $100.00 to be paid out of the money the testator has by him or from the crop on the land
      8. Rev. Mr. Notley Young --whom attends the Pisscattaway Congregation
      -to have the sum of $50.00 at testator's death
      Witnesses: George H. Lanham
      Richard Lanham
      Thomas H. Edelen
      Then came: Thomas EdeIen and George Lanham
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1813-1814; Liber IB-10 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 384. At the request of Philip Stuart the following Deed was recorded February 1, 1814
      Indenture made November 27, 1813; between Delilah Hamilton, Hecatissa Wade, Richard Lanham and Julia Lanham his wife of one part and Philip Stuart of the other part. Witnessed that whereas Burditt Hamilton late of CC deceased did by his last will and testament dated March 24, 1784 among other devisees make the following to wit, it is my desire and direction that I will and ordain accordingly that after the death of my wife and after all my sons shall be 18 and my daughter shall be 16 yrs old that my two tracts of land "Woodberry's Harbour" and "Mountjoy" be sold and I appoint my wife Elenor Hamilton sole executrix of my will and my daughters Delilah Hamilton, Hecatissa Hamilton and Julia Hamilton as trustees for sailing my said two tracts of land. Now this indenture further witnesseth that Delilah Hamilton, Hecatissa Hamilton and intermarried with Benoni H. Wade and Richard Lanham who intermarried with Julia Harrison by virtue of the power vested in him and for the consideration of $2476.60 current money has sold unto Philip Stuart the aforementioned tracts of land binding on the Potomac River and laid out for 176 acres 3 rods and 24 perches. Signed Delilah Hamilton, Hecatissa Wade, Richard Lanham, Julia Lanham in the presence of and acknowledged before William Marshall, Henry H. Clagett JP's of Prince George's County, Maryland
      Certified by John Read Magruder Jr., Clerk of Prince George's County, Maryland Court.

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