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

George Craine

Male 1761 - Aft 1786  (~ 26 years)


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  • Name George Craine 
    Born Nov 1761  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1786  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I54941  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father John Craine,   b. 1713, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1764, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Jenkins,   b. Abt 1712, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1779, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1734  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8622  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 363.
      Court Proceedings. Jun 8, 1779.
      George Crain, son of John Crain, an orphan, 18 years old next Nov, came into Court and chose Belane Posey as his guardian. Ordered that sd George Crain's Estate be delivered
      to sd guardian, he giving bond and security for the same. Bond taken Jun 12, 1779 in the sum of 200 £Securities = William Hanson and Robert Mundell.
      As there are no relation of Elizabeth Bateman's son George Crain in this County, the court is of the opinion that administration of her estate ought to be granted to Belain Posey, who this day was chosen guardian to sd George Crain, her son and only representative, and ordered Letters to be granted accordingly to sd Belain Posey.

      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 370.
      Guardian's Bond. George Crain, orphan his father and mother [not named], Belain Posey, guardian (appointed Jun 8 instant by Orphan Court), bond Jun 12, 1779, 200 E; William Hanson and Robert Mundall of CC, securities
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 417. George Crain, view upon his land.
      We, being appointed by Mr. Walter Winter, a CC Commissioner, at the instance of Belain Posey, guardian to George Crain, son of John Crain, decd, to estimate the annual value of the land and plantation of sd orphan_ we entered upon the land and found the following: the dwelling house and the tobacco house by the old plantation and also the dwelling house, corn house on the vacant place where Benjamin Bateman Sr now lives, is old and rotten, noting for a logged dwelling house, 16 12 feet, with an inside chimney, a logged corn house, 16 X 8 feet new a logged...ler house.... X 10 feet, also a milk house, 8 feet square, built of clapboards, in good repair. The fruit trees .. apple trees, 11 heart cherry trees, 3 M ditto and 153 peach trees, not properly .. We assess the annual value to be 800 lbs of crop tobacco clear of wood. We reserve for sd orphan, when at age, all the woodland, the Com grounds that lie to the east of a line drawn from a large white oak, being allowed by sd orphan's father & James Murphey, then Proprietary, of part of the same tract of land to be a line between them. The timber on the land is not to be sold
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 43. Dec 16, 1783 from George Crane (Craine) son of John of CC, planter, to Belain Posey of CC, planter, for 91 £10 shillings, one moiety or part of a tract of land called Grubs Venture, bounded by a stone that was unanimously agreed by Belain Posey, Joseph Thompson, and George Crane as a boundary between them, and by a tract of land called Burlins Hills, a tract of land called the Out Lett, containing about 30-1/4 acres. Signed - George Crain_ Wit - W. Winter, Bent Dyson (CC JP's), Recorded Dec 22, 1783,
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 224. Lease, recorded at the request of Josiah Hancock.
      Feb 25, 1786 from George Crain of CC, to Josiah Hancock of CC, for 50 £, the lease of two thirds of all that tract of land in CC upon Zachia Swamp called Crains Low Grounds, which the sd George Crain now holds or has a right to The one third part of the land afd, which sd George Crain hereby reserves to himself, is to be laid off and divided for sd George in the entire body of land, at and about the place where the dwelling house of the sd George Crain now stands, and to lie next to Swans mill. This lease started last Dec 25 and is for the term of 25 years. The rent, on each Dec 25, far the first 5 years, is 1 grain of Indian corn, if demanded, and thereafter, the yearly rent is 1000 lbs of crop tobacco. If the rent is unpaid, Crain may distrain the same and the goods and chattels so distrained, may dispose of; if no sufficient distress is found on the premises, Crain may enter upon the sd land and hold the same until the rent be paid. Sd Josiah Hancock may, at any time, build a house on sd land for a dwelling house for ad Josiah Hancock, and sd house so built is to be valued by 2 reputable, disinterested persons, the one to be chosen by sd Crain and the other by sd Hancock, and sd 2 persons so chosen to value the worth of sd dwelling house, but if they differ, sd two persons are to choose a 3rd person and the sum ascertained as the value of sd house is to be deducted from any rents. The assessments, taxes, and all public dues, are to be paid by sd Crain. Signed - George Crain, Josias Hancock. Wit - Hoskins Hanson, £ Fendall (CC JPs). Recorded Mar 9, 1786,
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 244, Apr 11, 1786 from George Crane of CC, planter, to Belain Posey of CC, planter, for 135 £5 shillings and for divers other good causes, all that part of a tract of land on Zachariah Swamp above the head of Wicomoco River in CC,
      called Grubs Venture, containing about 79 acres of land, it being the same land or part of a tract, that the afd George Crane now lives on. Signed - George Crain. Wit - Richu Barnes, Bennt Dyson (CC JPs). Recorded Apr 11, 1786.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 330-199: GRUBBS VENTURE: 83 acres; Possession of - 83 Acres - Bayne, Walter : Surveyed 13 Feb 1670 for Thomas Grubb at a bound Red Oak called Pipers boundary tree run thence E.N.E.: Other Tracts Mentioned: CRANES LOW GROUND; Conveyance notes - 83 Acres - John Crane from Walter Bayne; 4 March 1716, Included in Resurvey of CRANES LOW GROUND escheat 13 Oct 1722, folio 408,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 408-213: CRANES LOW GROUND: 195 acres; Possession of - 195 Acres - Escheat: : Re-Surveyed for John Crane, 13 Oct 1722, beg at a bounded Gum by the side of Zachia Swamp. Escheat: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 25 Acres - Francis Posey from John Crane; 11 Nov 1730,,

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