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

Hecatissa Hamilton

Female Bef 1774 - Aft 1823  (> 51 years)


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  • Name Hecatissa Hamilton 
    Birth Bef 1774  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Aft 1823  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I56665  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father Burditt Hamilton,   b. Bef 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Jun 1784, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eleanor Anne Wade,   b. Bef 1748, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Jan 1808, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Bef 1764  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benoni Hamilton Wade,   b. Bef 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1823, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 51 years) 
    Marriage Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 507.
      Eleanor Ann Hamilton, Will, December 7, 1807; January 21, 1808
      I, Eleanor A. Hamilton of CC,being sick and weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To daughter Arthelia Hamilton, negroes, Harry and Caroline Barry, 1 gray mare, 1 bed and furniture.
      To daughter Hecatissa Wade, negroes Jim and Suck, 1 gray mare.
      To granddaughter Clarinda Burditt Hardy, negro Maria, 1 bed, bedstead and furniture.
      Item: It is my will and desire that my daughter Arthelia Hamilton should take care of my granddaughter Clarinda Burditt Hardy, she being afflicted, till her marriage or death.
      To son Pliny Hamilton, negro Tom.
      To granddaughter Eleonar Ann Hamilton, negro Nelly.
      To granddaughter Eleonar Ann Lanham, ½ dozen silver tea spoons and 1 pair silver sugar tongs.
      To daughter Julia Lanham, 1 mahogany tea chest.
      To daughter Delilah Hamilton, ½ dozen silver table spoons,
      Item: the residue of my property equally divided amongst my children and grandchildren, namely; Simpronia Lanham, Julia Lanham, Lucy Dent Hardy, Eleonar Ann Hamilton, Cordelia Wade Hardy, Thomas Dent Hardy & Olivia George Hardy.
      Executor: daughters Hecatissa Wade and Arthelia Hamilton
      Signed: December 7, 1807 Eleanor A. Hamilton
      Wit: John Mitchell, Richard B. Meek, Gerard Robertson
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      1823-1827 Prince George's County MD Will Book
      Folio 332 ARTHELIA MULLAN 03/15/1822 03/04/1823
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Thomas D. T. Lanham (?) --nephew
      -testatrix desires that the house and lot and unimproved lot in the Town of Front Royal, Frederick County, Virginia be sold and the money to be put to interest for the benefit of nephew
      2. "Caroline" --Negro
      "Nelly" --Negro
      -are manumitted from service
      3. Delia Hamilton --sister
      -to have servant "Albert" until he arrives to the age of24 and then he is to be free.
      -to have the testatrix's pony saddle and bridle
      4. Eleanor Hamilton --niece
      -to have servant "Martha" to serve her until she arrives at the age of 24 and then to be free.
      5. Susanna Lanham --niece
      -to have 1 bed and fum., 1 dozen tea spoons,S table spoons 1 silver ladle
      6. Sempronia Lanham --sister
      -to have carpet and shawl
      7. Julia Lanham --sister
      -testatrix's wearing apparel and bed furniture to be divided between her and sister Delia Hamilton
      8. Hectisa (?) Wade --sister
      -all the ready money and debts due the testatrix to be divided between her and sisters Sempronia and Julia to be divided equally between them
      9. George N. Lanham
      ~to have 2 colts
      -named executor of the will
      Witnesses: George Semmes
      Richard N. Sanford
      Edward Lanham
      Codicil to the will:
      1. Hectisa Wade -sister
      -to have the sum of $200.00 from the sale of the house and lot and unimproved lot in the town of Front Royal, Virginia and the remainder to be placed at interest for nephew Thomas D. T. Lanham.
      Witnesses: George Semmes
      Joseph Edelen
      Edward L. Lanham.
      Then came: George Semmes and Edward Lanham
      Note: the testatrix signed the will in her own hand
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 132. Sep 2, 1790 from Eleanor Ann Hamilton, Delilah Hamilton, Hecatissa Hamilton, & Julia Hamilton, all of CC, to Colo John Hoskins Stone of CC, for 108 £, all that tract of land in Durham parish in CC called Mountjoy, originally, on May 24, 1764, granted to or taken up by William Be---, bounded by Sissons path on the north side thereof, containing 62-1/2 acres. Eleanor Ann Hamilton, Delilah Hamilton, Hecatissa Hamilton, & Julia Hamilton, during the time that they or their heirs possess and hold in their own right, a tract of land called Woodberry Harbour, lying on Potowmack River in Maryland, whereon sd Eleanor Ann Hamilton now lives, may enter upon sd tract called Mountjoy, and cut and make use of any of the wood on sd tract called Mountjoy for the use of the land called Woodberry Harbour, at their pleasure. Signed - Eleanor Ann ([] her mark) Hamilton, Delilah Hamilton, Hecatiss Hamilton, Julia Hamilton. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Geo: Dent*. Recorded Sep 3, 1790,
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      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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