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

Benedictor Gray

Female Bef 1744 - Aft 1822  (> 80 years)


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  • Name Benedictor Gray 
    Born Bef 1744  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1822  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I59319  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father John Gray,   b. 1711, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1790, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah MNU Gray,   b. Aft 1715,   d. 7 Dec 1802, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1744  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Zephaniah Franklin,   b. 1738, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1822, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Bef 1760  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Zephaniah Franklin,   b. Aft 1760, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1819, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)  [natural]
     2. Anne Franklin,   b. 16 Nov 1778, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1867, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     3. John Downing Franklin,   b. Aft 1760, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. James Franklin,   b. Aft 1760, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Hannah Gray Franklin,   b. Bef 1764, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1802 and 1820, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)  [natural]
     6. Priscilla Franklin,   b. Between 1772 and 1778, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1807, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)  [natural]
     7. Francis Boucher Franklin,   b. Bef 1786, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1807, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F31730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 408.
      John Gray Sr's Will.
      Jan 28, 1787. I, John Gray of CC, planter, am sick & weak in body but of sound & perfect memory. Firstly, I want my just debts paid.
      To my son Joseph Gray - all my land and tenements.
      To my daughter Benedictor Franklin - a Negro woman named Lett.
      To my daughter Ann Butler Garrot - a Negro woman named Haney.
      To my wife Hanner Gray - a Negro woman named Sarey.
      To my children, to wit, Joseph Gray, Benedictor Franklin, Ann Butler Garrot - the rest of my estate, to be equally divided amongst them.
      Executors: my son Joseph & my wife.
      Signed - John (+++ his mark) Gray.
      Wit - David L. Ward, Jeremiah Gray, Elijah (X his mark) Clark.
      Probated on Jul 12, 1790 by the executor and executrix, and by the oaths of witnesses David Lindsay Ward, Jeremiah Gray, & Elijah Clark.
      Letters Testamentary were granted to the executor and executrix; their securities were Jere Gray & Zachariah Price.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 407.
      On Jul 12, 1790 came Hannah Gray, the widow of John Gray, late of CC, decd, & quitted her claim to the bequest to her in the Will of her sd husband, decd, & elected, in lieu thereof, her dower or third part of the decd's estate, both real and personal
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 86. Aug 14, 1784 from Zephaniah Franklin of CC, planter, to John Chapman of CC, planter, for 100 £, a tract of land called Coffers Chance, lying in CC, bounded by a tract of land formerly belonging to John Lane, now laid off for and containing about 100 acres. Signed - Zeph Franklin. Wit - Richd Barnes, Joshua Sanders (CC JP's). Benedicta, wife to the sd Zephaniah Franklin, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Aug 19, 1784.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 307-35: COFFERS CHANCE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Godshall, John: Surveyed 4 October 1668 for John Coffer beginning at a bound hiccory a bound tree of John Cecil: Other Tracts Mentioned: FRIENDSHIP; MUCH HADDUM; ;

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