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

James Bonifant

Male Bef 1683 - 1740  (> 57 years)


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  • Name James Bonifant 
    Born Bef 1683 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Aug 1740  Prince George's County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I55722  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 

    Family ID F31351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla MNU Bonifant,   d. Aft 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1703  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Bonifant,   b. Bef 1720, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years)  [natural]
     2. Luke Bonifant,   b. Bef 1720, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)  [natural]
     3. Matthew Bonifant,   b. Bef 1720, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)  [natural]
     4. Samuel Bonifant,   b. Bef 1720, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)  [natural]
     5. Gregory Bonifant,   b. 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1794, Culpeper County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     6. Joan Bonifant,   b. Bef 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 19 years)  [natural]
     7. Anne Bonifant,   b. Bef 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 19 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F31350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Mr. James Bonefant 25.123 PG £48.9.0 Aug 1 1740 Aug 16 1740
      Appraisers: Benjamin Berry, William Mordant.
      Creditors: John Magruder, Richard Keene for Thomas Colmore.
      Next of kin: James Bonnifant, Luke Bonnifant.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Priscilla Bonnifant.
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      James Bonnifent 18.294 A PG £48.9.0 £27.6.0 Jul 6 1741
      Payments to: William Murdock, James Bonifent, Jr., Dr. Jos. Coleman, Daniel Dulany, Esq., William Low, John Evans, Nathaniel Offutt, John Magruder, Christopher Hitch, Thomas Willcoxon, Jos. Coleman.
      Mentions: Mr. Colemore.
      Heirs: children: James, Joan, Luke, Matthew, Samuel, Anne, Grigory Bonifent.
      (All are of full age but Grigory).
      Administratrix: Priscilla Bonifent.
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      1702-1709 Land Records of Prince George's County MD
      folio 123a Indenture, 31 Jul 1703
      From: Jeremiah Macknew, planter of Prince George's County
      To: Capt. James Bigger, Gent
      James Macknew bound himself a servant of "his own free voluntary will" for "good causes and considerations" to James Bigger for 6 years "day and night"; James Bigger to pay all debts of Macknew and to pay the sheriffs clerk attorney fees, to give Macknew a young horse in 12 months and to supply meat, drink, washing and lodging and necessary apparel
      Signed: Jeremiah Macknew (mark) and James Bigger
      Witnessed: Josiah Willson, James Nuttwell (mark) and James Bonifont (mark)
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      Benjamin Berry 3.283 A PG £615.1.9 £31.2.9 (between entries for Feb 15 and Feb 24 1720)
      Received from: William Hunt.
      Payments to: Abigail Coller, John Well, Ralph Crab, Levin Covinton, James Bonnivent, Thomas Hynes, Patrick Hepburn, Samuell Heigh, Henry French, John Docwra, William Hillingworth, Mary Biddle, Mr. Robertt Levett, John Willcoxson, Thomas Bordley, Esq., Allexander Contee.
      Legal representatives: widow (unnamed), 2 sons (unnamed), 2 daughters (unnamed).
      Executrix: Mary Berry.
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      Robert Levett 8.337 A PG £1109.9.5 £362.4.9 Sep 16 1727
      The amount of the accounts also included #2709.
      Received from: Henry Darnall, Jr., John Magruder, Giles Ransford, James Beale, Jr., George Plummer, Jeremiah Plummer, Francis King, Weldon Jefferson, Charles Burgess, Clement Brooke, James Plummer, Thomas Clegatt, Sr,, James Haddock, Richard Weaver, ----- Vansweringen, Samuell Magruder, Henry Darnell, Sr., Alexander Falconer, Ralph Crabb, Patrick Sympson, Edward Pursell, William Smith, William Diggs, Edward Sprigg, Thomas Brooke, Sr., Thomas Brooke, Jr., Josiah Wilson, Thomas Smith, Bennett Lowe, Benjamin Belt, Samuell Plummer, Leonard Holliday, Samuell Selby, John Plummer, Jacob Henderson, Henry Witham, Clement Hill, James Gibson, Joseph Newton, Thomas Plummer, Daniell Mariartee, John Powell, John Murdock, Charles Diggs, John Diggs, Alexander Beall, Capt. William Spavin, Roger Roberts, William Offutt, Capt. John Hyde, MM Bradley & Co., Thomas Colmore, Edmund Benaon, Daniel Dulany, Thomas Gatward, James Bonnifent, George Clagett, Thomas Blacklock, Richard Smith, widow Smith, James Petty, Magdelen Garvis, George Ray, Joseph Noble, Thomas Carney, John Middleton, Ann Roberts, John Abbington, John Talbott, John Peirie, Thomas Hopson, Gustavus Hesilius, widow Tyler, Richard Keen, Henry Dicks, Joseph Benton, Giles Rainsford, Mary Beadle, Nathaniel Holms, Ann Beckwith, John Docwia, George Mason, Thomas Sprigg, Jr., James Perry, Elisabeth Garrard, John Cumberton, Thomas Wilson, John Lane, Dorothy Henry, Thomas James, Arnold Livers, Gunder Erickson, James Veach, Patrick Sympson, Charles Sewell, Daniell Hurley, Mary Watland, Ann Livers, Margarett Sprigg, Brashier, Abigail Tent, Dr. Richard Pile, John Murdock, William Wheat, George Atwood, William Rouse, Samuell Sweringen, Thomas Sansbury, John Compton, Notley Rozer, Walter Pye, Joseph Belt, Nicholas Dawson, Sarah Busay, Patrick Sims, Charles Busay, Ninian Mariartee, Thomas White, Singly Page, Dr. Charles Carroll, John Dewitt, Caleb Norris, Richard Chubbard, John Henry, James Moor, Simon Nicholls, Walter Bayne, Edward Willet. Charles Williams, Thomas Crumpton, John Hopkins, Richard Clegatt, Morgan Collins, Robert White, Charles Heseltine, William Cover, Mary Miles, Thomas Price, Edward Heneberry.
      Payments to: Daniel Herbert, Dr. Patrick Hepburn, Capt. Henry Cleare, Robert Pottonger, Clement Hill, Benjamin Duewitt, William Smith, Arthur Lee (merchant in London), John Falconer (merchant in London), Richard Keane, Alexander Contee.
      Administrators: Margarett Clarke, Edward Sprigg. Former administratrix is Elisabeth Levett (widow, dead).
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      Mrs. Elisabeth Levett (widow) 9.235 A PG £1037.14.0 £141.5.5 Jan 4 1728 {Elizabeth Mariarte}
      Received from: Mr. George Buchannan, Henry Dick, Thomas Clagett, Jr., Henry Davis, Joseph Belt, William Beall, Sr., John Dewitt, John Henry, John Dean, Arnold Livers, Ralph Crabb, William Selby, Ann Beckwith, John Docwra, Mary Blacklock, Richard Pile, Magdelan Gervis, Edward Willet, Margrett King, Henry King, Thomas White, Thomas Tasker, Mary Miles, Samuel Magruder, John Barnail, Samuel Plummer, Jeremiah Plummer, James Beall, John Beall, Sr., Benjamin Belt, Notley Rozer, Charles Digges, Alexander Contee, James Gibson, Mrs. Elisabeth Gerrard, Alexander Fraser Smith, Levin Covington, Thomas James, Jr., Jeremiah Pardue, Richard Leideger, John Middleton, James Magruder, William Linton, Joseph Newton, Benjamin Ball, Jane Sprigg, Margery Sprigg, Thomas Sprigg, Edward Sprigg, John Higgins, Francis King, Onoris Rozalim, James Plummer, James Bonnefent, Leonard Holliday, Charles Sewell, Thomas Harris, John Magruder, James Wilson, William Mordant, William Low, George Ray, Henry Darnall, Jr., Ann Leidger (alias Ann Rogers), Charles Beall, Capt. John Hyde, David Trail, John Veach, Mrs. Mary Clagett, Thomas Blacklock, Thomas Smith, John Pearce, James Handerkin, Susanna Busey, Capt. Thomas Clagett, Elisabeth Fennell, Mrs. Gerrard, Col. James Haddock.
      Payments to: John Kirkwood, Margret Dick, James Bonnefant, Levin Covington, David Crauford, Ann Leidger.
      Payments to (by Capt. Edward Sprigg): Mr. Thomas Colmore, Thomas Orton, Dr. Richard Pile, Mr. James Bradly, Dr. Patrick Hepburn to Mrs. Elisabeth Hepburn (administratrix of said Hepburn), Col. Joseph Belt, Thomas Wilcoxson.
      Executors: Mr. George Buchanan and his wife Margret Buchanan, Col. James Haddock.
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      Elisabeth Levett (widow) 11.193 A PG £2394.10.0 Oct 23 1731 {Elizabeth Mariarte}
      List of debts: Dr. Richard Pile, Col. Joseph Belt, James Bonnefaut, Levin Covington, Ann Rogers.
      Received from: Nin. Mariartee, Thomas Sandsberrie, Thomas Hoskins, Charles Burgess, Richard Weaver, Thomas Plummer, George Attwood, Hyde Hoxton, James Veatch, Richard Parker, Thomas Applegate, Alexander Falconar, Philemon Plummer, Osborne Sprigg, Sarah Busey, Nicholas Sewell, Ann Livers, Elisabeth Smith, estate of Richard Levett.
      Payments to: Charles Calvert, Esq., Edmund Jennings for attorney fees against Thomas Smith, Jr. (runaway), William Selby, Thomas James, Jr., John Higgens, John Docwra, Elisabeth White, Col. James Haddock, Arnold Livres, Levin Covington, Ann Livers (which was received from her husband (unnamed)).
      Mentions: Robert Levett (dead, deceased was widow & administratrix), Edward Sprigg (administrator de bonis non).
      Executrix (surviving): Margaret Buchannan, wife of Mr. George Buchannan (gentleman).
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      Francis Tolson 11.570 A PG £88,2.4 £170.15.8 Dec 21 1732
      Received from: John Lanlam, Susanna Bayly, Thomas Indian, John Lowe, Phill. Evans, Daniel Pager John Stoddart, John Walker, Charles Pembroke, Thomas Foster, Thomas Johnson, Richard Garrald, Sr., Thomas Locker, John Lanham, Sr., William Lanham, Samuell Barker, William Atcheson, Alexander Fraser Smith, Edward Edelen, Henry Bedding, William Masters, Thomas Getton [Gittings], Phill. Evans (schoolmaster), William Shirkley, Terence Bryant, Daniel Jenkins, Giles Virmulin, George Ray, Thomas Edelen, Sr., Christopher Edelen, John Frazer (planter), John Goddard, James Russell, Dunkin Forason, William Wheeler, Charles Willit, James Atcheson, William Rowe, Samuell Smith, Thomas Tunly, John Dickason, Dormond Walker, William Loyd, Peter Taylor, Thomas Cole, Thomas Stonestreet, Humphry Whitemore, John Willcoxson, Ralph Marlowe, Susanna Cooper, Leven Jones, William Webster, Benjamin Crai, William Doin, William Pressley, William Clarkson, Zachariah Wade, Henry Butler, Joseph Young, Edward Stonestreet, William Penson, Phill. Tenally, Burton & Thomson, Daniel Lamport (merchant in London), James Noble, Butler Stonestreet, William Hawkins, Robert Wade, Sr., William Diggs, Jr., Samuell Queen, John Hawkins, Sr., Richard Condon, Thomas Middleton, Sr Henry Massey, Thomas Wallace (weaver), Thomas Clealand, John Buckston, John Talbut, Jr., James Bonafint, Benjamin Talbutt, Thomas Edelen, Jr., George Jones, William Stoddart, James Johnson, Robert Maxfield, Thomas Middleton, Jr., Richard Lanham, John Dawson, Samuell Smith, John Goddard, William Wheeler, John Welling, John Lane, Richard Wade, Francis Bird, Thomas Dawson, Thomas Stonestreet, Jr., John Brawner, William Rowe, Zephaniah Wade, Walter Bayne, John Kar, William Hunter, Nehemiah Wade, Edward Edelen, Christopher Rustain, Anthony Pinkey, Robert Wade, Jr., Enoch Jenkins, Thomas Applegate, Benjamin Norris, Elisabeth Rozer, John Ridgway, John Jackson, Mary Dawson, executor of William Hutcheson, Henry Barns, Jr., John Beall, Jr., Edward Brawner, John Acton, Benjamin Smallwood.. John Pretchett.
      Payments to: Susanna Bayley, Lingan Willson, John Harvey, Jos. Ponett, John Talbutt, Samuell Write, John Abbington, Richard Gilder, John Jackson, Thomas Middleton, Jr., Alexander Frazer, Thomas Brooke, Charles Calvert, Esq., Phill. Key.
      Heirs: none but administratrix.
      Administratrix (de bonis non): Frances Tolson. Former executor is Henry Tolson,
      ===
      Richard Parker 12.291 A PG £16.1.0 £17.1.0 May 13 1734
      Received from: William Lowe.
      Payments to: John Magruder, James Bonefont, Sarah Mathews, Richard Parker, Jr., Marke Webb, Jos. Coleman, Mrs. Margery Sprigg.
      Heirs: son (unnamed), 3 more children (unnamed).
      Administrator: Mr. John Magruder.
      ===
      William Digges (gentleman) 20.270 A PG £4982.17.3 £410,13.9 Jul 6 1744
      The amount of the inventor also included £56.15 5 in gold. The amount of the
      accounts also included £156.0.9 in sterling, £79.17.6 in gold, and #23537.
      Received from: William Potts, Edmund Jennings, Esq., Charles Sewall, John Buchanan (merchant in London), John Skinner, Henry Chew, William Mordaunt, John Hepburn, Esq., John Ross, Esq., Thomas Clark, Goin Hambleton.
      Payments to: Addison Sheppard, John Harvey, Elinor Duval, James Lewas, Margaret Roberts, Thomas (no surname given), Ninian Beall, Jr., Mark Webb, John Smith Prater, Pris. Bonnifent, Jere. Perdile, Joseph Wheat, Susanah Black, Dr. John Hambleton, Benjamin Belt, Jr., Dr. Hemmings, Dr. Patrick Sim, William Murdock, Esq., George Scott, Elisabeth Honeberry, Marry Hurley, Henry Darnal (of Portland Mannor), Dr. Andrew Scott, Mary Townley, Richard Snowden, Danniel Carroll, Charles Stueart, William Murdock, William Wilkinson, William Smith, Daniel Dulany, Esq., John Hepburn, Esq., A, Contee, James Russell, Charles Drury, Jane Brooke, Patrick Sim, George Plater, Esq., Samuel Preston More, Lord Baltimore, Hepburn & Hardy, Philpot & Lee (of London), Phillip Darnal, Thomas Allen, Jane Edmonstone, D. Dulany, Esq., E. Jennings, Thomas Lee.
      Legatees: Edward Digges.
      Executor: Ignatius & Nicholas Digges.

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      1651-1714 Prince George's County MD rent rolls Vol 2 Abstracted by Leslie & Neil Keddie

      216a 08 08 MANCHESTER Surveyed: 12/07/1713
      Surveyed for James Bonevant beginning at a bounded white oak standing on the west side of a branch called Tinker's Branch.
      Patented : 07/02/1714
      Conveyances & Resurveys:
      04/30/1722 Thomas Wilcoxen from James Bonevant 50acres

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      Early Landowners of Maryland
      Volume 2: Prince George's County
      1650-1710
      Robert W. Hall

      Marlow, Jonathan
      Manchester 8/8/1670 — 180a's. L14/1 SR7356
      Location: PISC beginning at a marked Hiccory near the land of Richard Smith. Also adjoins Thomas Wakefield's tract called Wakefield

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 293-36: MANCHESTER: 180 acres; Possession of - 180 Acres - Yates, Robert : Surveyed 29 June 1669 for John Marloe at a bound pock hickory standing near the land of Richard Smith:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 292-35: WAKEFIELD BEGINNING: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Shaw, Ralph : Surveyed 8 Oct 1667 for Thomas Wakefield beginning at a black walnut tree the back side Richard Smiths plantation Pykawaxon: Other notes - Ralph Shaw in right of his wife, ,

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      Prince George's County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Manchester, 216 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Bonevant, James 1714 Patent Record EE 6, p. 104 0 0 MSA S 1596-2772
      Manchester, 216 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Bonevant, James 1714 Patent Record EE 6, p. 104 0 0 MSA S 1596-2773
      Manchester, 216 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Bonevant, James 1714 Patent Record CE 1, p. 79 0 0 MSA S 1596-2774

      http://plato.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/stagser/s1500/s1529/cfm/dsp_unit.c fm?county=CH&qualifier=S&series=1242&unit=1908&p_ds_value=1&p_ms_value=1
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 120. Recorded abt. June 27, 1751; Memorandum that on the special petition of John Tolson prefrerred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in June in the 35th year of his Lordship commission the Right Hon. the Lord Proprietory Dominion etc., his Lordship commission issued by order of the justices aforesaid out of the county aforesaid on the 8th day of August Anno Domine 1749. In these words following, Charles Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore Vizt; to Messrs John is, George Fraser, Zachariah Wade and Thomas Dawson of PGCo gentleman, whereas John Tolson is seized of three parcels called "Stoke", "Hutton Lockrice" and "Manchester" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town before Edward Sprigg gentleman and his associates then and still justices within our county to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tracts of land. Therefore we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tracts. Witness Edward Sprigg, Gent, July 3, 1749. Issued August 8, 1749, Joseph Sim, Clk
      Prince George's County, June 21, 1751; being now a valid and white oak standing on the west side of tinkers branch some small distance below an old bridge on a main road that formally went from Col. Thomas Edison's to the "Woodyard", Thomas Wilcoxon Sr., aged about 55 years first sworn declares that old James Bonifant told him that the aforesaid white oak which the deponent now has his hand on was the beginning tree of a tract called "Manchester" and this deponent further said. Zachariah Wade, Thomas Dawson
      Prince George's County, June 21, 1751; being now and a bounded hickory standing near a little branch that runs into Henson Branch and near a tract called "Matox Folly" [recorded 1675 as "Madducks Folly" in Patent Record 15, p. 262], Thomas Wilcoxon and aged about 55 years first sworn declares that about 55 years ago Col. Thomas Addison came to within 75 feet of the aforesaid hickory and declared that a bounded Spanish oak which is now down and rotten but some part thereof to be seen was the beginning tree of a tract formally belonging to Jonah Greenfield called "Hutton Lockrice" and this deponent further saith not. Zachariah Wade, Thomas Dawson
      Prince George's County, June 21, 1751; being now at a bounded white oak which is now blown down on the north side of the little branch that runs into Henson Branch, Thomas Wilcoxon and aged about 55 years after being sworn declares that some time ago by the directions of Thomas Fletchall he came to the aforesaid branch and found a small white oak bounded and sometime after came to the same tree as aforesaid and the balance was cut out which killed the aforesaid bounded white oak in the deponent further said that Thomas Fletchall told him that he had bounded another white oak that stood within 10 foot of the aforesaid white oak which afterwards this deponent found and said it was the beginning tree of the aforesaid Thomas Fletchall's tract of land and sometime after this deponent declares that he did agree with Maj. John Bradford for 100 acres of the aforesaid tract of land which he said was a tract called "Stoke" and this deponent further say not. Zachariah Wade, Thomas Dawson
      Prince George's County, June 21, 1751; being a bounded hickory standing there a little branch there into Henson Branch and near a tract called "Matox Folly", John Dawson aged about 44 years after being sworn declare that some years ago there was some dispute between his father Nicholas Dawson and Jonah Greenfield about a tract of land belonging to Jonah Greenfield and that Thomas Addison came to a Spanish oak within 2 yards of the bounded hickory and declared it to be the beginning tree track belonging to Mr. Joanah Greenfield and this deponent further saith that the aforesaid Spanish oak always had been deemed to be the beginning tree of the tract of land belonging to Mr. Jonah Greenfield and this deponent further saith not. Zachariah Wade, Thomas Dawson
      Prince George's County, June 21, 1751; being now at a bounded white oak standing on the west side of Tinkers Branch some small distance above an old bridge on a main road that formally went from Col. Thomas Addison's to the "Woodyard", Francis Wheat aged about 56 years after being sworn declares that the aforesaid white oak was beginning tree of a tract called "Manchester" as he was told by old James Bonifant and this deponent further saith not. Signed Zachariah Wade, Thomas Dawson
      Prince George's County, June 21, 1751; being now at a bounded red oak standing on the south side of a little branch that runs into Henson Branch, Thomas Wilcoxen, aged 55 years after being sworn declares that about 29 years ago this deponent did agree with Major John Bradford for 100 acres part of a tract called "Stoke" to lay out beginning at the red oak but this deponent relinquished and Major John Bradford sold the whole tract to Mr John Levitt and this deponent further saith not.

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