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

Francis Boucher {Land Record} Franklin

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  • Name Francis Boucher {Land Record} Franklin 
    Born 1743  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I59461  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father Robert Franklin,   b. Bef 1716, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1761, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Priscilla Boucher,   b. Abt 1720, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1796, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1736  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 605. Aug 26, 1769 from John Ford of CC, planter, to John Russell of CC, for 75 £and for divers other good causes, a tract of land called the fish Ponds, lying in CC, bounded by the east side of a branch that falls into Wards Run called the Piney Branch, containing about 100 acres. Signed - John Ford. Wit - Sam Hanson*, Geo. Lee*. Recorded Aug 26, 1769.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 152_ Jun 18, 1785 from John Hall of CC, planter, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, planter, for 35 £and for divers other good causes, herein conveyed is all of John Hall's right to one moiety of a certain parcel of land in CC, [being] part of a tract of land called Hazzard, originally purchased by John Cornish from Francis Sample, for and during her life [sic], containing about 90 acres, all of which parcel [of 90 acres] the reversion whereof, after the death of the abovesd Frances, is vested in the heirs of John Cornish, (and] descended, after the death of the abovesd John Cornish, to his daughters, Wilhelmina and Chloe, coheiresses, to be equally divided between them, in virtue whereof, the sd John Hall, by a marriage with the sd Wilhelmina, became entitled, during her life, to one moiety of the afd parcel of land, or until the heir or heirs of John Cornish afd should make appear the death of the afd Francis Sample and recover the same" which sd moiety was laid off to the sd John Hall at the north end of the afd parcel of land upon a partition of the premises between the coheiresses afd, and agreeable to the partition, John Hall hereby makes over one parcel of the land so laid off at the north end as afd, unto sd Francis Boucher Franklin, supposed to contain about 45 acres, during the natural life of the sd John Hall. If the heirs of Francis Sample or anyone else lawfully recovers the land before the death of John Hall, then John Hall will pay sd Frances Boucher Franklin, his heirs and assigns, the full amount of the purchase money, with interest from the date of such recovery. Signed - John Hall, Wit - Warren Dent, Will Harrison (CC JPs). Recorded Jul 2, 1785.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 160. Aug 8, 1785 from John Hall of CC, planter, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, planter, for 21 £and for divers other good causes, during the natural life of sd John Hall, all sd John Hall's right to a parcel of land, being part of a tract called Bonners Retirement, which parcel sd John Hall holds by the Courtesy of England by virtue of his intermarriage with and offspring from Wilhelmina, his wife, one of the daughters and descendants of John Cornish and Ann, his wife, bounded by the dividing line between Francis Boucher Franklin and John Hall upon a division between the parties of Bonners Retirement and other lands which descended to their wives, Wilhelmina and Chloe, daughters and coheiresses of sd John Cornish and Ann, his wife, then to the beginning of 21 acres of the afd parcel of land hereby meant to be conveyed as a part of Bonners Retirement, containing and now laid out for 21 acres. Signed - Jno Hall. Wit - Richd Barnes, W.H. Jenifer. Recorded Aug 9, 1785.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 177. Oct 8, 1785 from John Haslip Sr of CC, planter, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, planter, for 171 £1 shillings & 3 pence, a parcel of land, being part of two tracts, the one called John's Trouble, the other, Annes Content, bounded by a stone marked FBF on the main Road commonly called Eelback's Road, containing and laid gut for about 97.75 acres. Signed - John Haislip. Wit - Richd Barnes, Saml Hanson Jr (CC JPs). Ann, wife of the sd John Haislipe, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Oct 22, 1785.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 213, Dec 12, 1785 from John Haslip Sr of CC, planter, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, planter, for 53 £7 shillings and 6 pence, a tract of land in CC, being part of Johns Trouble, containing and laig out for about 30% acres. Signed - John Haislip. Wit - Rich Barnes, Saml Hanson Jr (CC JPs). Anne, wife to the sd John Haslip Sr, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned, Recorded Jan 28, 1786.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 231. Mar 21, 1786 from John Haslip Sr of CC, planter, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, planter, for 2760 lbs of crop tobacco, part of a tract of land called Johns Trouble, bounded by a stone marked FBF, containing and laid off for about 24 acres. Signed - John Haislip, Wit - J (John) Parnham Rich' Barnes (CC JPs). Anne, wife to the sd John Haslip Sr, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Mar 21, 1786,
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 286. [Blank month and day], 1786 from Basil Brawner of CC, planter, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, for 290 £10 shillings, three tracts of land in CC, one tract called Hazzard, containing, by patent, 83 acres, originally granted to Edward Rumney, and situated in CC, bounded by a knoll near the Muddy Branch, containing and now laid out for about 83 acres. Also part of two other tracts, the one called Johns Trouble, the other, Anns Content, adjoining, lying in CC, bounded by a tract of land called Hazzard, containing 41 acres. Also, one other tract called Johns Trouble, adjoining, lying in CC, bounded by sd Basil Brawner's first purchase of land from the afd [sic] John Haislip of Henry, containing 41 acres. Signed - Basil Brawner. Wit - Walter Hanson, Jno Dent. Acknowledged on Aug 8, 1786. Mary Brawner, wife to the sd Brawner, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Aug 8, 1786.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 293. Aug 29, 1786 from John Hall and Williminer Lloyd Hall, his wife, of CC, to Francis Boucher Franklin (Frankling) of CC, planter, for 31 £10 shillings & 4000 lbs of crop tobacco, part of a tract of land called Bonners
      Retirement, laid out for about 49 acres. Signed John Hall, Willimimer (M her mark) Hall. Wit - Jno Dent, Rich u Barnes. Recorded Aug 29, 1786.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 6. Award, recorded at the request of Francis B. Franklin. We, Henry Barnes and John Dent send greeting. Whereas a dispute and debate has been and yet is depending between Francis B. Franklin, John Hall, and William Fairfax, concerning the 3rd boundary of a tract of land called Merchant Taylors Hall, and the damages, if any, sustained thereon under the occupation and culture of the sd William Fairfax, for the determining whereof, the sd parties have submitted themselves, and have become bound, each to the other, by their several obligations dated Sep 8, 1786, in the sum of 400 £to stand to and keep the award, final judgment, arbitration and determination of us, the sd Henry Barnes and John Dent, arbitrators indifferently elected and chosen by the sd parties to arbitrate sd boundary and damage depending between them. Now know that we, Henry Barnes and John Dent, determine that the 3rd boundary of the afd tract of land be fixed at the end of a corrected course from the 2nd bound tree of the afd tract of land, viz, where we began to measure the distance to the stone on Daniels Branch; and further, that the sd land has sustained no damage under the occupation and culture of the sd William Fairfax. Signed Sep
      27, 1786 - (Jno Dent, Henry Barnes. Recorded Nov 4, 1786.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 63. Apr 2, 1787 from Jno Russell of CC, planter, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, planter, for 208 £ a tract of land called Russell Truble, bounded by the Piney Branch, containing 119 acres of Ind clear of elder surveys. Signed
      Jno Russell. Wit - Rich Barnes*, J. Parnham*. Elizabeth, wife of the sd John Russell, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded May 3, 1787.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 65. Mar 16, 1787 from John Nally of CC, planter, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, planter, for 90 £, a tract of land formerly called Hazard, but now goes by the name of Nallys Purchase, bounded by the east line of Mrs. Cornielis part of Hazard, containing and laid out for about 42 acres. Signed - John Nally. Wit - Jno Dent*, Rich' Barnes*. Winifred, wife of the sd John Nally, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded May 3, 1787.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 85. Jun 27, 1787 from John Haislope Sr of CC, planter, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, planter, for 10 £10 shillings, all that tract of land in CC, being part of a tract of land called Johns Trouble, bounded on the west side of the Road known by the name of Eilbecks Road, containing about 6 acres. Signed - John Haislope. Wit - Rich' Barnes*, J. Parnham*. Ann Haislope, the wife of sd John Haislope,
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 285. May 24, 1788 from John Hall of CC, planter, and Williminer, his wife, to Francis Boucher Franklin, planter, for 100 £, and for divers other good causes, a moiety or one half part of a tract of land called Buckhannons Adventure, lying in CC, it being a part taken by the sd Hall and Franklin by an arbitration from William Fairfax, bounded by a tract of land called Merchant Taylors Hall, containing about 30 acres signed - Jno Hall, Williminer (N her mark) Hall. Wit - Rich' Barnes*, Henry Barnes*. Sd Williminer relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded May 24, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 333. Aug 27, 1788 from John Cornish Brawner of CC, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, Gentleman, for 120 £, part of 2 contiguous tracts of land in CC, the one called Charles' Purchase, the other the Mistake Corrected, bounded by Banners Retirement, a tract of land belonging to William Smallwood Esq, containing and now laid out for about 80.75 acres. Signed - John C. Brawner. Wit - Ben Dyson*, Henry Barnes*_ Recorded Aug 28, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 597. Nov 10, 1789 from John Hall and Wilhelmina Lloyd Hall, wife of the sd John Hall, of CC, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, for 235 £10 shillings, part of a tract of land called Bonners Retirement, lying in CC, containing and laid out far 113 acres. Also, all that part of a tract of land called Buchannans Adventure, lying in CC, bounded by Valleys Neglect, containing and laid out for 27-1/4 acres. Also, part of a tract of land called the Mistake Corrected, and part of another tract called the Mill Seat, lying in CC, bounded by Banners Retirement afd, containing and laid out for 18.75 acres. Excepted is 1 acre which is reserved to sd Wilhelmina Lloyd Hall for the sole use of a burying ground, and to be laid off by sd Francis Boucher Franklin at the cost of sd John Hall and Wilhelmina Lloyd Hall. Also excepted is 1 acre more, supposed to interfere and run in elder surveys. Signed - John Hall, WM Ll. H. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Henry Barnes*. Recorded Nov 10, 1789.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 32. Apr 10, 1790 from Robert Sennett of CC, to Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, for 163 £15 shillings and for divers other good causes, all that tract of land, being part of a tract of land called the Three Sisters, lying in CC, bounded by the old Road leading from Portobacco to Rum Point, the line of Richards Delight, containing 131w acres. Signed - Robt Sennet. Wit - Wm D Briscoe*, Henry H Chapman*. Recorded Apr 10, 1790.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 145. Sep 17, 1790 from Francis Boucher Franklin of CC, planter, to Joseph Young of CC, planter, for 30 £, a certain tract of land in Durham Parish in CC called Powells Addition, and bounded by a tract of land that John Powell purchased of Hezekiah Speaker containing about 31 acres. Signed - Frans B. Franklin. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Henry Barnes*. Recorded Sep 17, 1790.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 554. Letter of Notice, recorded at the request of General William Smallwood. The following depositions and proofs were lodged with the CC Clerk, to be recorded pursuant to the directions of an Act of Assembly passed in 1779 and entitled, an Act to establish a mode to perpetuate testimony.
      William Smallwood of CC, wanting to perpetuate the testimony of sundry witnesses respecting the title of the following tracts of land called Allansons Folly and Saint Davids, for which actions of ejectment have been brought and are now depending in the General Court of Maryland between Thomas Rookwoods, lessee, plaintiff, and John Brawner and William Jones, tenants of sd William Smallwood, gave the following notice to William Cooke of Annapolis, the Atty at Law for sd Thomas Rookwood, he, sd Rookwood, being absent and residing out of the State of Maryland - to wit

      No. 1. The deposition of Francis Boucher Franklin, aged about 45 years, deposes that about 4 years ago, he was called upon by General Smallwood to ride with him to James Simms', the General said as Simms was old and Rookwood had set up a claim to his land, that Simms would know of the Rookwood family, that he rode with him to James Simms, who said he was 84 years old. The General asked him if he knew old Edward Rookwood {decd) he said he did not think he did, but that he had often heard the old people speak of him. He asked him then if he knew his son Thomas, or whether he had more children by his first wife than Thomas, he said that by general information, he never heard that he had any more, that he knew Thomas Rookwood very well, and that he was possessed of all his father's lands after his father's death, and died possessed with sd lands. He then asked him if he knew whether Edward Rookwocd was married a second time, he said that he had been often told that he married or cohabited with a hireling or servant woman several years after the death of his first wife, he asked him then if he knew what became of that woman, he said that she went off with a man by the name of Goslin, to Virginia, as he had been informed, and that it was the general report that she had several children by this Goslin. He then asked him, respecting Thomas Rookwood, whether he married and who he married, he told him yes, that Thomas Rookwood married a Henrietta Barnes, and told him how long he lived after his marriage, and that he left a wife and 2 daughters, one of which daughters died young, the other, Ann Rookwood, married Henry Moore, he said he had a great right to know the girls, for he was guardian to them several years and had lived on their land, Allansons Folly. He asked him if he knew how the land became escheatable. He told him it was from the death of an only child which Henry Moore had by Ann Rookwood (whose age and name he also told) and for want of heirs in Thomas Rookwood. He asked him if William Rookwood did not descend from this woman who went off with Goslin to Virginia, he said that he had often heard from many people that he was descended from the woman who went off with Goslin, and said that old Edward Rockwood always disowned him as his son, and was generally reputed to be got by this Goslin, and said that he had often heard that she never returned to Rookwood again during his life. He also said that he had married a sister to Henrietta Barnes, wife of sd Thomas Rookwood, The same evening, at Mr. James Murdock's, he asked James Murdock and wife if they knew old Edward Rookwood, that he had died before she could remember, he then asked her if she knew whether he had any children, she said she had heard people say that Thomas Rookwood was his only son, that she had never heard of any other child. He then asked her if she knew Thomas Rookwood. She said she did, but that she was very young, though remembered his living on the land at Chickamuxon- He then asked her if she remembered whether he was ever married, or whom he did marry, she said she did not know whom he married. He likewise asked her if she knew how many children Thomas Rookwood had. She told him, yes, he had 2 daughters, Ann and Mary, and he died leaving a wife and those 2 daughters, one of which, Mary, died young, and the other, Ann, married Henry Moore. He then asked her if she knew how many children Henry Moore had by his wife Ann, she said she never knew or understood that he had but one daughter who died young, and that the land, at her death, became escheatable for want of heirs in Thomas Rockwood, and that Henry Moore escheated the land. Signed Jun 2, 1789 - Frans B. Franklin. Wit - Richd Barnes*.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 409. Bill of sale. I, Thomas Elliot of CC, for 11 £9 shillings, have sold to Francis Boucher Franklin, the following goods and chattels, viz, 1 sorrel mare, 1 gray horse, 4 sheep, 1 sow and 8 pigs, 1 feather bed & furniture, 15 lbs of new feathers, 1 hand saw, 6 cider casks, 3 old tubs, 2 flag chairs, 2 narrow axes, 1 broad axe, 1 plough, 2 billing hoes, 1 broad hoe, 2 inch augers, & 2 small augers. Signed may 6, 1795 - Thomas (+ his mark) Elliot, Wit - John Muschett, James Freeman*. Recorded May 16, 1795.
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      Charles County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Three Sisters, 738 Acres
      Developer/Owner: Sennett, Robert 1786 Unpatented Certificate 463 0 0 MSA S 1587-4082
      Three Sisters, Robert Sennett, 738 Acres 1786/10/13 Unpatented Certificate 463 11 0 MSA S 1218-470

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 418-282: HAZARD: 250 acres; Possession of - 250 Acres - Saunders, William: Surveyed for William Saunders [ Aug ]: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 90 Acres - John Cornish from Francis Sample; 9 Aug 1748,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 354-17: MAISMORE: 200 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Nicholls, John: Surveyed 15 Aug 1667 for Henry Frankam near Mattawoman Creek near the land of Daniel Matthews: Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - Thomas Douglass from Jonathon Nicholls 14 March 1731, 100 Acres - Thomas Douglass from Jonathon Nicholls 17 June 1734,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 357-36: BONNERS RETIREMENT: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Jones, Charles: Surveyed 10 April 1677 for Henry Bonner at a bound Red Oak the bound tree of the land called COLCHESTER.: Other Tracts Mentioned: COLCHESTER; ;; Conveyance notes - Charles Jones in the right of James Tyer an orphan, 200 Acres - William Hoyd from Rebecca Tyer & William Cole 22 Sept 1729,100 Acres - William Hoyd from William Cole & Anne 22 Feb 1732,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 341-56: RANDALL'S ADDITION: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Gleabland, Fran Mrs.: Surveyed 12 June 1657 for Richard Randall on the West side of the main branch of Nanjemoy or Bradshaw's.: Other Tracts Mentioned: BRADSHAW;
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      FRANKLINS ADDITION: 70 acres; Possession of - 70 Acres - Franklin, John: Surveyed Jan [?] 1732 for John Franklin: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, William Franklin from John Franklin; 25 March 1732
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 418-284: CHARLES PURCHASE: 52 acres; Possession of - 52 Acres - Sample, Charles: Surveyed for 6 Oct 1731 for Charles Sample: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 52 Acres - William Loyd from Charles Sample & Frances; 12 June 1733.

      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 446-472: SMALL PROFIT: 136 acres; Possession of - 136 Acres - Simms, Joseph Milburn: : Surveyed for Joseph Milburn Simms, 24 Jan 1743, beginning at a bound Hiccory standing at the end of HERBUTH the West and be West line of the said PAYNES SECOND ADDITION, patented 24 Jan 1743. [mm note - I think this is HERBERTS CHANCE]: Other Tracts Mentioned: PAYNES ADDITION; HERBERTS CHANCE; HERBUTH; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.} ,

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 418-286: FISH POND: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Unreadable, Peter: Surveyed 9 March 1731 Peter [?] & patented to George Barker lying [?] Huckleberry branch and Piney Branch: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},

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