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

Joseph Wright

Male Bef 1772 -


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  • Name Joseph Wright 
    Born Bef 1772  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I55519  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 

    Father Joseph Wright,   b. Bef 1752, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1805, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F27555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 591 JOSEPH WRIGHT 04/21/1803 01/26/1805
      "being in Perfect Health of Body..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Joseph Wright --son
      -to have that part 2 tracts of land lying in both Charles and Prince George's Counties called "The Forrest" and "Chance" which lie to the eastward of the swamp and
      the boundaries of division beginning in the given line of the land of John Smith where it crosses the Cool Spring Branch thence up and with the branch to son Joseph Wright's spring and thence to a marked box white oak standing at the head of the branch and thence to a marked walnut tree and thence to a marked cherry tree being the 1st line of "Chance" where there is also a stone placed
      -to have Negro "Bob"
      -to have testator's short gun and 1/2 of the cider casks and tubs together with 1/2 of testator's working tools --except for the grind stone and cross cut saw which testator desires to be kept on the plantation for the use of his sons
      -named executor and instructed to sell the remainder of the estate and the money from the sale to be divided among testator's children
      2. John Watson Wright --son
      -to have all the remaining part of testator's land lying in Charles Counry and to the westward of the above division lines being part of" Chance" and part of "The Forrest" and "Chance Addition"
      -to have testator's Iong gun. 1/2 of casks and tubs and 1/2 of the working tools
      -to have Negro woman "Mary"
      3. Ann Serrat --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Mill"
      4. Mary Adams --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Catherine"
      5. Elizabeth Watson -daughter
      -to have Negro boy "Harry"
      6, Jamima Robey --daughter
      -to have Negro boy "Clem"
      7. Rebecca Gibbons --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Charity"
      Witnesses: James A. Perrie
      John T. Wood
      John Bean (mark)
      Then came: James Perrie and John Bean
      Note: the testator signed the will with his mark
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Prince Georges County: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 375-18: FORREST: 1045 acres; Possession of - 1045 Acres - Spicer, George: Surveyed 5 Aug 1694 for James Biggers in Charles County: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Lies in Prince Georges County and there charged,1045 Acres - Charles Carroll from Isaac Cecil; 26 Nov 1717, John Smith from Charles Carroll; 5 Dec 1747
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: CHANCE; Owner: Herbert, William: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Jul 1, 1685 : Ref: Liber B#23 f 268: Map Location: S-18
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: CHANCE; Owner: Burges, Peter: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Sep 22, 1688: Ref: Liber 22 f 427 : Map Location: W-19
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: FORREST, THE; Owner: Brooke, Thomas: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Sep 5, 1694 : Ref: Liber B#23 f 232: Map Location: T-16

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