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

Robert Custis

Male Bef 1660 - 1683  (> 23 years)


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  • Name Robert Custis 
    Birth Bef 1660 
    Gender Male 
    Death 13 Mar 1683  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I66452  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Custis, Robert, A.A.Co., 10th Oct., 1682; 13th Mch., 1682/3;
      Partner Francis Butler, ex. and sole legatee of estate, real and
      Test: Robt. Eades, Jo. Mayhew, Richd. Barwell, Thos. Pratt. 4. 4.
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      Francis and Robert, 300 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Francis Butler and Robert Custins 1678 Patent Record 15, p. 610 0 0 MSA S 1581-1692

      Francis and Robert, 300 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Francis Butler and Robert Custins 1678 Patent Record 15, p. 610 0 0 MSA S 1581-1693

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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 5 Mar 1663/4, Page 285

      Edward Richardson of London, merchant brought me these ensuing bills and ordered me to record them as belonging and pertaining:

      Robert Custis of Rotterdam, merchant, and Capt. Lancelot Anderson of Hull, mariner, whose attorney the said Richardson acknowledged himself to be; 13 May 1664; /s/ George Thompson

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      === land mentioned
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1759-1762
      Volume 723, Page 262

      This Indenture made this first day of December in the Year
      of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Between Samuel
      M.cCubbin of Craven County in the Province of North Carolina Planter
      of the One Part and Thomas Norris of Ann Arundel County in the Province
      of Maryland Planter of the other Part Witnesseth that the said Samuel
      M.cCubbin for and in consideration of the sum of five Shillings Current Money
      to him in Hand paid at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these Presents
      the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the said Thomas Norris his
      Executors and Administrators thereof acquitted and discharged hath granted
      bargained and Sold and by these Presents doth grant Bargain and sell unto
      him the said Thomas Norris his Executors Administrators and Assigns All
      that Tract or Parcel of Land called Francis and Robert scituate lying and
      being in a Swamp called Herring Creek Swamp in Ann Arundel County
      aforesaid containing three hundred and fifty acres be the same More or
      less together with all Edifices Improvements Woods Under Woods Timber Trees Ways
      Waters Water Courses Easments Profits Commodities Advantages Emoluments and
      Appurtenances whatsoever to the same or any Part or Parcel thereof belonging or in any
      wise appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders rents
      Issues and Profits thereof and of every part and Parcel thereof To have and to hold
      the aforesaid Tract and Parcel of Land and Premisses with the Appurtenances unto
      him the said Thomas Norris his Executors Administrators and Assigns from the
      Day next before the Day of the Date of these Presents unto the full end and Term
      of one whole year from thence next ensuing fully to be compleat and ended To
      the Intent and Purpose that the said Thomas Norris may be in the Actual
      Possession of the hereby Bargained and Sold Land and Premisses with the Appurtenances
      and may hereby and by Force of the Statute for transferring Uses into Possession
      be enabled to take a Grant and Release of the Reversion and Inheritance of
      the Same Land and Premisses to him and his Heirs to such Uses Intents and
      Purposes as shall be therein specified and declared In Witness whereof the
      Parties to these Presents have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and
      Affixed their Seals the day and year first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered
      In the Presence of Sam.l Mackubin (seal)
      John Brice Jun.r
      William Paca Tho.s Norris (seal)

      On the back of the aforegoing Release was thus Written Viz.t

      The first day of December seventeen hundred and Sixty Received of
      ½ sides the within Named Thomas Norris the Sum of five Shillings Current £0 5 0
      Money the consideration within mentioned
      Recorded 17th April 1761
      === land mentioned
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1759-1762
      Volume 723, Page 263

      This Indenture Tripartite made the Second Day of December in the
      year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Sixty Between Samuel Maccubbin
      of Craven County in the Province of North Carolina Planter of the first Part
      Thomas Norris of Ann Arundel County Planter of the Second Part and Robert Alexander
      of Ann Arundel County aforesaid Gentleman of the third Part Witnesseth that the
      said Samuel Maccubbin for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty Pounds Current
      Money to him in Hand paid by the said Thomas Norris at or before the sealing and
      Delivery of these Presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and for the
      docking barring and extinguishing all Estates Tail and all Revertions and remainders
      thereupon expectant or depending of and in the Lands Tenements and Hereditaments
      herein after mentioned He the said Samuel Maccubbin by and with the Advice and
      Consent of the said Robert Alexander testified by his being a Party to and his Sealing
      and executing these Presents Hath Granted Bargained Sold aliened enfeoffed released
      and confirmed and by these Presents doth Grant bargain Sell alien enfeoff release
      and confirm unto the said Thomas Norris (in his Actual Possession now being
      by Virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made by the said Samuel
      Maccubbin for the consideration of five Shillings Current Money by indenture
      bearing Date the day next before the Day of the Date of these Presents for
      one whole year commencing from the Day next before the day of the Date thereof
      and by Force of the Statute for transferring Uses into Possession) his Heirs and Assigns
      All that Tract or Parcel of Land called Francis and Robert Scituate lying and being
      in a Swamp called Herring Creek Swamp in Ann Arundel County aforesaid containing
      Three hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less together with all Edifices
      Improvements Woods Under Woods Timber Trees Ways Waters Water Courses Easments
      Profits Commodities Advantages Emoluments and Appurtenances whatsoever
      to the same or any Part or Parcel thereof belonging or in any wise appurtaining
      and the Revertion and Revertions Remainder and Remainders Rents issues
      and Profits thereof and of every Part and Parcel thereof and all the Estate Right
      Title Interest Use Trust Property Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said
      Samuel Maccubbin of in to or out of the aforesaid Tract or Parcel of Land and Premisses
      hereby released or Meant mentioned or intended so to be and of in to or out of every
      Part and Parcel thereof To have and to hold the said Tract of land and
      Premisses with the Appurtenances unto him the said Thomas Norris his
      Heirs and Assigns forever To the Intent and Purpose that by Virtue hereof
      the said Thomas Norris may be and become a good and perfect Tenant of the immediate
      Freehold and Inheritance of all and Singular the said Premisses against whom one or more
      common recovery or recoveries may be had and perfected and extended to the use intent
      and Purpose herein after Mentioned expressed and declared and to or for no other use Intent
      or Purpose whatsoever and thereupon it is covenanted Concluded and Agreed by and between all
      the said Parties to these Presents that before the end of the next Provincial Court one or more
      Writ or Writs of Entry sur disseisin en le post shall and may be brought and Prosecuted
      against the said Thomas Norris ^as^ Tenant ^or Defendant^ of and for the aforesaid Tract or parcel of Land
      and Premisses with the Appurtenances by such Name or Names Quantity or
      Content of Acres or such other certainties or discriptions as shall be apt and convenient
      in that behalf to which Writ or Writs the said Thomas Norris shall appear gratis
      in his own proper Person or by Attorney Properly Authorized and shall and will vouch
      to Warrant the Premisses the said Samuel Maccubbin who shall likewise appear in his
      proper person or by Attorney properly Authorize and shall Vouch to Warranty the Common
      Vouchee and such further and other Proceedings shall be therein had so that one or
      more good and perfect common recovery or Recoveries with double Voucher shall and
      may be had perfected and executed in all things according to the Usual form of
      common recoveries with double Voucher for Assurance of Lands in such case used
      and accustomed And it is further covenanted agreed and declared by and between
      all the said Parties to these Presents that such recovery or recoverys so as afsd
      or in any other manner to be suffered executed and perfected whereto the Parties to
      these presents or any or any of them are or shall be parties of or concerning the
      Premisses shall be and Enure and shall be adjudged construed deemed and taken to
      be and Enure and the said Robert Alexander and his Heirs and all and every
      other Person and Persons which shall then or any Time thereafter stand seized of
      the Premisses or of any Part thereof by virtue of these Presents or of the said recovery
      or recoveries shall so stand and be seized thereof and of every part thereof to the
      only proper Use and Behoof of the said Thomas Norris his Heirs and Assigns
      for ever In Witness the Parties to these Presents have hereunto interchangeably
      set their Hands and Seals the Day and Year first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered Sam.l Mackubin (seal)
      In the Presence of

      John Brice Jun.r Tho.s Norris (seal)

      William Paca Robert Alexander (seal)

      On the back of the aforegoing Release was thus Written to wit

      Received the Day and Year first within Written of and from the within
      named Thomas Norris the sum of Twenty Pounds Current Money being
      the consideration therein mentioned to be by him paid to me
      Witness William Paca Sam.l Mackubin
      John Brice Jun.r

      Dec.r 2.d 1760 Then came before me the Subscriber one of his Lordships Justices
      of the Provincial Court the within named Samuel Maccubbin party to the
      within Deed and did acknowledge the within Instrument of Writing to be his
      Act and Deed for the Uses therein mentioned and that the within granted
      Lands and Premisses were the Right and Estate of the said Thomas Norris
      his Heirs and Assigns according to the true Intent and Meaning thereof
      14 sides
      Recorded 17th April 1761 Geo Steuart

      === land mentioned and repairing of their graves
      Parish (Parrish), Edward, A. A. Co., -- April, 1722; 14th Jan., 1722-3.
      To wife Mary, dwelling plantation 150 A. "Parrish Chance" and 150 A. "Clary's hope" during life; at her decease to son Edward.
      To John and Sarah Steward, "Francis and Robert," on Brigantine's Ck. (beginning at the white gum by Clap's grave), during life; after their decease, to her son Thomas Norriss and hrs.; he dying without issue, to revert to grandson John Steward and hrs.; he failing issue, to daus. Mary and Anne Parrish and their hrs.
      To Mary Parrish and hrs., residue of last-named tract; she dying without issue, to son Edward and hrs.
      To son Edward and hrs., in addition to his interest in afsd. tracts, 50 A. "Hogg harbour," bou. of Samuel Harrison, the hr. of Ro'bert Lockwood; 50 A. "Lockwood's park," 33 A. "Lockwood's great park," 44 A. "Hogg Harbour," to be sold to Joseph Pratt for benefit of estate, alao "Locust Neck,"
      To son John and hrs., pt. of "Parish's Range," Balto. Co., below John Wooden's, and 120 A. "Parrish Fear."
      To dau. Ann and hrs., residue of "Parrish's Fear"; she dying without issue, to sons John and William.
      To son William and hrs., 800 A. of "Parish's Range."
      To kinsman Matthew Hawkins and hrs., 150 A. "Parish's Range," and personalty.
      To Jacob Duhadway, personalty, on condition he allow certain legacies to his children, viz. grandchild. Edward, Jacob (at age of 21) and to Margaret and Mary at decease of their mother,
      To Mary Noland and cousins Edward (son of Wm. Parish) at age of 21, Edward (son of John Parish) and John Steward, personalty.
      To John Avery and John Heddin, personalty when free.
      Son Edward to let George White stay where he is seated conditionally;
      son William to be kept at school from 10 to 18 yrs. of age;
      sons Edward and John to repair the graves of testator's mother and 2 sisters;
      John Steward to repair the graves of Francis Butler and Robert Curtis.
      Residue of estate 1/3. to wife and 2/3 to 5 child., viz. Edward, John, William, Ann and Mary, equally.
      Exs.: Wife and sons Edward and John.
      Overseers: Richard Galloway, Sr. and Jr., and William Richardson, Sr.
      Test: John Norris, Mary Norris, Margaret Holland, Thomas Metcalf. 18, 153.

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