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

Elizabeth Franklin

Female Abt 1738 - Aft 1774  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Franklin 
    Born Abt 1738  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1774  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I61761  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 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

    Family John Burgess,   b. Abt 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1774, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Bef 1760  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Burgess,   b. Aft 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)  [natural]
     2. Thomas Burgess,   b. Aft 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1798, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F10215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      John Burgess 121.45 CH ?127.1.10 Aug 16 1774 Oct 13 1774
      Appraisers: Richard Barnes, Robert Siruiett.
      Creditors: Barnes & Redgate, John Craig for Alexander Cunningham & Co.
      Next of kin: Hezekiah Franklin, Zephaniah Franklin.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Burgess.

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      Marriage connection per Norma Lungren & Lynne Simpson's research

      I looked over Lynn Sympson's data again and I see in the final edition that she deleted Elizabeth Franklin as a daughter of Robert Franklin and Priscilla Bouchier, and therefore, her marriage to John Burgess, Jr. I assume that it was because John Burgess Jr. was about the same age as Robert Franklin and Priscilla Bouchier, and wasn't the father of the Burgess grandchildren. Some one of their daughters married a Burgess, but I don't know who. In her 1796 will, Priscilla (Bouchier) Franklin mentioned grandson Thomas Burgess and grandaughter Frances Burgess.

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      Contributed by Joyce Candland

      I see you are questioning if Elizabeth Franklin Burgess (#161778) is dau of Robert Franklin & Priscilla Boucher. She is. Attached are the proofs I used for my DAR supplement for Priscilla.

      Priscilla Franklin DAR Proofs

      Generation 1 - Joyce Candland
      1. BC
      2. MC

      Generation 2 - Richard Archie Burgess
      1. BC
      2. MC
      3. DC
      4. BC - Marian Hancock
      5. DC - Marian Hancock Burgess

      Generation 3 - Francis Boucher Franklin Burgess
      1. B - 1900 US Census - Francis & Emma
      2. MC
      3. DC - Francis
      4. DC - Emma

      Generation 4 - Francis Richard Burgess
      1. B - 1900 US Census
      2. MC
      3. DC
      4. B - 1850 US Census - Hannah
      5. D - Obit Hannah

      Generation 5 - Francis Boucher Franklin Burgess
      1. B - 1850 US Census (2 pages) proof of birth year for Francis (age 40 in 1850) & wife Sarah Ann
      2. Will (3 pages) proving children
      3. Land record 1833 proving father Thomas Burgess
      4. Sarah's obituary proving death date & husband's name

      Generation 6 - Thomas L. Burgess
      1. Court record proving birthdate 22 Aug 1771 - August Court - Thomas Burgess, minor, age 14 years of age the 22nd of this instant. Liber A.H. #9, p.387 (1787) CC, MD.
      2. Marriage date 21 Jun 1795 proved by wife's (Teresa) Bounty Land Application
      3. Thomas' death date 13 Apr 1824 proved by wife's Bounty Land Application
      4. Wife, Teresa Burgess obituary giving age, death date, husband's name & son's name.

      Generation 7 - John Burgess & Elizabeth Franklin
      1. John Burgess birthdate abt 1738 estimated
      2. Death before 16 Aug 1774 Inventory of estate. 1774 Inv Liber 121, p.45: John Burgess 16 Aug 1774 / 13 Oct 1774. Admx. Elizabeth Burgess.
      3. Elizabeth Franklin Burgess abt 1741 birthdate estimated.
      4. Death date bef 10 Apr 1775 from final account of wife's estate, Liber A.H.#9, p. 442 (1787) Final account of estate of Elizabeth Burgess, dec'd. Zephaniah Franklin, adm. Deceased husband, John Burgess. 5 children: Frances, Samuel, Thomas, Priscilla & John. Thomas is a minor & Samuel & John are since deceased.

      Generation 8 - Robert Franklin & Priscilla Boucher Franklin
      1. Robert Franklin birthdate abt 1712 estimated
      2. Robert Franklin death date bef 8 Sep 1760 from Land Liber G3, p.481-485 - 1760 (Note: According to the land record, Robert died (assume suddenly) without an opportunity to write a will. Son Hezekiah (assume eldest) portioned out the land to his brothers. Proves Robert's sons: Hezekiah, Robert, Zephaniah, Francis Boucher & John & that they are the children of Robert & Priscilla)

      > 1760 - Francis B. Franklin & Robert Franklin from Hezekiah Franklin, Land Liber G 3, p.481. 11 Nov 1760 / 11 Nov 1760. From Hezekiah Franklin of CC, planter, to Francis Butcher Franklin & Robert Franklin, for & in consideration of fulfilling the desire & intent of his father, Robert Franklin, which he was prevented from by not having time to make his will & also for & in consideration of 10 l. sterling to him in hand paid by his mother, Priscilla Franklin on behalf of the above said Francis Butcher Franklin & Robert Franklin, the grant to said Francis Butcher Franklin, during his natural life & to his lawful issue forever, all his right to part of a tract of land called "Randall's Addition," lying in CC, bounded by "Winters Possession," containing & laid out for about 100 acres, also, to said Robert Franklin, the other part of the aforesaid tract called "Randall's Addition," bounded by Francis Butcher Franklin's land, containing & laid out for about 100 acres. Signed: Hezekiah Franklin. Wit: Thomas Stone, Walter Hanson. Elizabeth, the wife of the said Hezekiah Franklin, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. TLC

      > 1760 - Hezekiah Franklin to Zephaniah Franklin & John Franklin, Land Liber G #3, p.483. 11 Nov 1760 / 11 Nov 1760. From Hezekiah Franklin of CC, planter, to Zephaniah Franklin & John Franklin of CC, for & in consideration of fulfilling the desire & intent of his father, Robert Franklin, which he was prevented from by not having time to make his will & also for & in consideration of 10 L sterling to him in hand paid by his mother, Priscilla Franklin, on behalf of the above Zephaniah Franklin & John Franklin, the grant to said John Franklin, during his natural life & to his lawful issue forever, all of his right or part of a tract of land in CC, being part of "Winter's Possession," containing about 112-1/2 acres; also 5 acres, being part of "Molds Adventure," formerly conveyed from John Franklin to the above said Robert Franklin, his son, deceased, also, to said Zephaniah Franklin, during his natural life, & to his lawful issue forever, the other part of "Winter's Possession," containing & laid out for about 112-1/2 acres. Signed: Hezekiah Franklin. Wit: Thomas Stone, Walter Hanson. Elizabeth, the wife of the said Hezekiah Franklin, relinquished her right of dower. TLC

      3. Priscilla's birth abt 1714 /1715 from 1790 Deposition of Priscilla Franklin, aged 74 or 75, said she know Thomas Rookwood & was once at his house with his father & Land Records Liber D #4, 1786-1789, p.554-572, 1789. TLC p.131

      4. Priscilla's death date bef 15 Jan 1796. Will of Priscilla Franklin - Wills Liber A. K. #11, p.318, 1796, CC, MD. In the name of God Amen I Priscilla Franklin of Charles County considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to almighty God and being desirous to settle my affairs in time do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. I give and bequeath my soul to almighty God trusting to be saved through the bitter death and passion of my Blessed Savior Jesus Christ my body I commit to the earth to be buried in such Christian manner as my Executor hereafter mentioned shall think meet and expedient and as to what worldly goods God hath been pleased to bless me with I give and bequeath as follows. Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandson James Franklin son of Zephaniah Franklin all that tract or parcel of land I purchased of William Hodgson it being part of a tract of land called Moals Venture. I give the afore mentioned land to him the said James Franklin and his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Zephaniah Franklin my Negro man called Oston provided the said Zephaniah Franklin pay unto my daughter Ann Haislip the sum of eight hundred pounds of crop tobacco during the natural life OS the said Negro Oston the aforesaid Negro I give to my son Zephaniah Franklin and his heirs forever. Also I give unto my daughter Ann Haislip the sum of ten pounds current money to be paid to her the said Ann Haislip at such time as the Zephaniah Franklin shall think she is in want of it. Item: I give and bequeath unto son Hezekiah Franklin my Negro man Pompey to him and his heirs forever. Also I give unto my aforesaid son Hezekiah Franklin twenty pounds current money to be paid out of my estate. Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Zephaniah Franklin my Negro man called John and all the blacksmith tools that be in the shop at the time of my death. I give the above mentioned Negro and smith and tools to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Catherine Miller my Negro boy called Benjamin and my bed and furniture and a chest which is at John Haislip. I give the aforesaid Negro to her the said Catherine and her heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving sister Francis Boucher my Negro boy called Robert and a bed and furniture to be her choice and my horse which I ride and one cow and calf one pewter dish and half a dozen plants one iron pot and hooks and a frying pan and one pewter basin and one sow and pigs and five pounds current money to her during her natural life. Item: I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Frances Burgess my Negro girl called Sarah and a bed and furniture and a cow and calf and a small chest and a dish one basin and ½ dozen plates and eight pounds currency the above mentioned articles and Negro I give to my granddaughter and heirs for ever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Priscilla Lomax five pounds current money. Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas Burgess twelve pounds current money. Item: I give and bequeath all the remainder of my estate not mentioned in this my will to be equally divided between my four children Hezekiah Franklin, Zephaniah Franklin, Francis Boucher Franklin and Benedicta Gray and their heirs forever. Lastly I do hereby constitute ordain and appoint my two sons Zephaniah Franklin and Francis Boucher Franklin whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former will or wills heretofore by me made given under my hand and seal this the 29th day of October 1790.
      Priscilla Franklin
      Signed sealed published and delivered in presents of us
      Richard Barnes
      John D. Franklin
      William (x his mark) Johnson
      On the back of the foregoing will it is thus written, to wit, Charles County 15 January 1796. Then came Zephaniah Franklin and Francis Boucher Franklin Executors of Priscilla Franklin late of Charles County deceased and severally made oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God that the foregoing Instrument of writing is the true and whole last will and testament of the said deceased that hath come to their hands or possession and that they do not know of any other.
      Certified by John Muschett, Register of Wills Charles County 25 Jan 1796. Then came Richard Barnes, Sr. and John Downing Franklin two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Priscilla Franklin late of Charles County deceased and severally made oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the Testatrix therein named sign and seal this will that they heard her publish pronounce and declare the same to be her last will and testament that at the time of her so doing she was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and that together with William Johnson the other subscribing witness respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testatrix and in the presence of each other. Certified by John Muschett Register of Wills

      > 1798 Accts. 1791-1798, p. 437 (1798) Charles Co., MD. Account by Francis Boucher Franklin & Zephaniah Franklin for the estate of Priscilla Franklin, dec'd. 4-1/2 pages. To Ann Haislip, Frances Boucher, Frances Burgess, Thomas Burgess, their legacies. To Priscilla Lomax, Frances Burgess & Thomas Burgess in full for their proportion of their grandfather, Robert Franklin's estate & the estates of their 2 uncles, Robert Franklin & John Franklin. To Hezekiah Franklin in full the balance due from the estates of his brothers, Robert Franklin & John Franklin. To Joseph Gray, for dau Benedicta Gray. To Zephaniah Franklin money due from father. Robert Franklin's estate & estate of brothers, Robert & John. Sureties: Richard Barnes & John D. Franklin.

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