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

John Beckett

Male Abt 1690 - 1758  (~ 68 years)

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  • Name John Beckett 
    Born Abt 1690  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Dec 1758  Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I70805  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Maryland Beckett 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F11804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Hutchins,   b. 12 Aug 1690, Cliffs, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1766, Cliffs, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Bef 20 Oct 1727  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. John Beckett,   b. Abt 1728, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1766, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Beckett,   b. Abt 1730, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1748, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F23646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      BECKETT, JOHN, Calvert Co. 25 May, 1753; 16 Dec, 1758
      Children: John Beckett, ex.
      Grandchildren: Susannah and Elizabeth Birkhead, Priscilla Beckett.
      Wit: Brian Philpot, Jr., Samuel Johns, Sarah Waters, Jr. 30.644
      Gover. Susannah, widow, Calvert County, 2nd Sept., 1723; 14th March, 1723/24.
      To dau. Rebecca Birckhead, extx., personalty; and to her husband, 20s.
      To 2 grandsons Abraham and Eleazar Birckhead, personalty.
      To 6 grand-daus. (unnamed), residue of estate.
      Test: John Pearson, Jno. Beckett, Thos. Chambers. 18, 233.
      Susanna Gover 10.81 CA £92.15.0 Apr 5 1724 Jun 27 1724
      Appraisers: Arthur Jones, William Harris.
      Creditors: Kensey Johns, John Beckett.
      Next of kin: Abraham Birckhead, Ann Birckhead.
      Administrators/Executors: Richard Talbott, Daniel Talbott.
      Susannah Gover 7.70 A CA £92.15.10 £17.3.5 Aug 21 1725
      Received from: John Becket, Jonathon Scarth (merchant in London).
      Payments to: Edward Howard, Dr. James Somervell, John Becket.
      Administrators: Richard Talbot (Quaker), Daniell Talbot (Quaker).
      Peter Sewell 11.559 CA £54.5.2 Jan 1 1725 Jul 16 1726
      Appraisers: William Skinner, John Beckett.
      Creditors: William Smith.
      Next of kin: Chassilla Sawell, Mary Sewell.
      Executor: Mr. Benjamin Hance.
      Richard Johns, Jr. 8.373 A CA £299.14.2 Oct 20 1727
      Received from: William Lovell (merchant in London).
      Payments to: William Sybbald, Jonathon Scarth, Jonathon Scarth per Joseph Adams, William Sybbald per John Chew & Samuell Chew, Francis Hutchins, Abraham Johns due from estate of Robert Johns, Sr. (deceased was executor), Thomas Pride, Kensey Johns, Samuell Harrison, estate of John Chew, George Harris.
      Executors: Priscilla Beckett (Quaker), wife of John Beckett (not a Quaker).
      Mr. Benjamin Harris 10.379 A CA £1424.18.4 £1441.5.0 Jul 22 1730
      Received from: John Kent, William Young, Richard Talbot, William Malden, John Broome, John Rigbie, John Becket.
      Payments to: Absalom Kent, James Malden, John Rigbie, Richard Smith, William Walker, Thomas Chambers, Thomas Preston.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to: Benjamin Harris.
      Executrix: Sarah Harris.
      Timothy Dossey 17.63 CA £29.18.10 Jun 17 1732 Mar 17 1732
      Appraisers: John Beckitt, Arthur Jones.
      Creditors: Joseph Wilkinson, Benjamin Johns.
      Next of kin: James Dossey, William Dossey.
      Administrators: Philip Dossey, Richard Dossey.
      Christopher Coats 14.101 A CA £74.10.8 £34.14.5 Dec 22 1735
      Received from: John Beckitt.
      Payments to: John Chelton, Dr. James Somervell, Thomas Little, Martin Driver, administrator of William Young, Henry Day, John Parran, John Heflin, Robert Sollers, Benjamin Johns, John Rigby, Jos. Hall, Charles Calvert, Esq., Gabriel Parker.
      Representatives: unknown.
      Administratrix: Dorcas Coats (Quaker).
      Johns, Isaac, Calvert Co., 14th day, 12th mo., 1733-4 ; 4th Mch., 1733.
      Testator states that having on the 27th day of llth mo. 1730, and before marriage with his now wife Elizabeth secured to her 200 A. "Batchellor's Fortune," she is to possess said land during her life; also part of "Johns' Addition," adjoining; certain portion of personalty and 1/8 of personal estate in lieu of dowry.
      To 2 sons Richard and Samuel and their hrs., dwelling plantation, 400 A. "Angelica," and part of "John's Addition."
      To 2 sons Abraham and Isaac and their hrs., 500 A. of "Christopher's Camp," Balto, Co.
      To son Jacob, £70.
      To son Aquilla and hrs., reversion of "Batchellor's Fortune" at decease of wife; should sd. son die during minority or without issue sd. tract to sons Richard and Samuel and their hrs.
      Should son Abraham or Isaac die during minority or without issue, survivor to inherit portion of decease; should both die as afsd. their portion of land to son Jacob and hrs.
      Should sons Richard, Samuel and Abraham die during minority or without issue, part of "Christopher's Camp" to son Jacob and hrs.
      To dau. Ann, personalty. Residue of personal estate to be divided among 7 child. Four sons: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Aquilla to receive estates at age of 21.
      Exs.: Sons Richard and Samuel.
      Overseers : George Harris and brothers John, Peter and Joseph Galloway.
      Test : George Harris (Q.), John Beckett, Elizabeth Gover (Q.)
      Richard Johns, Jr. 13.29 A CA £52.6.6 Apr 12 1735
      Received from: Roger Woolford.
      Payments to: John Hopes, John Gopsill & Co. (merchants), Abraham Johns, Charles Calvert, Esq., Thomas Preston, William Sybbald, William Fishbourne, Isaac Johns.
      Executrix: Priscilla Beckett (Quaker), wife of John Beckett (not a Quaker]
      Richard Smith (gentleman) 13.49 A CA £1882.6.0 £697.12.5 Mar 29 1735
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of £75.4.4.
      Mentions land in Prince George's County.
      Received from: Grace Howard, Ann Cockshutt, Elisabeth Smith, Sr., Roger Boyce, & his executor (unnamed), Walter Smith (in the freshes), Henry Brook, Robert Lee, Thomas Brooke, Esq., Francis Hollinshead, William Harrison, Thomas Lingan, Richard Stallings, Elisabeth Leach, William Stallings, executor of Capt. Richard Read, Francis Whittington, John Madram, Thomas Hardistie, Jr., Richard Deal, John Dowell, Thomas Ireland, Jr., Isaac Johns, Thomas Bridgeman, Thomas Austin, Josias Sunderland, Thomas Cockshutt, John Shelmerdine, Griffin Thomas Powell, Thomas Brooke (St Mary's County), Richard Blake, Richard Smith, Jr., William Lyles, Jr., Joseph White, Sutton laac, George Hardisty, George Mackseney, Thomas Holland, Jacob Stallings, Jr., Martha Griffin, Mary Grace, Richard Hellen, Hezekiah Busey, James Macklanan, John Standforth, Gabriel Parker, Daniel Rawlings, Walter Smith (of St Leonard's), Humphry Batt, Richard Wells, Rev. James Williamson, Benjamin Short, William Lyons, Maj. Nicholas Sewall, Thomas Haskins, John Docwra, Capt. William Evers, Edward Piles, Philip Key, Esq., Benson Bond, Daniel Laughland, William Lyles, Philip Dowell, Susanna Preston, Abraham Wilson, Elisabeth Holland, Samuel Griffith, George Lawrence, Henry Austin, Francis Hutchins, Martin Wells, Joseph Hall, William Whittington, William Gray, William Brogden, Christopher Bondfield, Mary Griffiths, John Kingsburry, Samuel Chew, Col. John Smith, Jacob Stallings, John Birn, John Washington, Sabret Sellers, executor of William Welch/ Robert Whitaker, John Norton, Jeremiah Johnson, James Sewall, Thomas Ring, Henry Hardistye, executor of John Cretchard, John Cox, Martin Driver, John Kent, Mary Boyce, Robert Lyle, Henry Roberts, Alexander Deal, Roger Boyce, Jr., Nicholas Blick, Thomas Williams, David Weems, Bernard Johnson Rawlings, Henry Cox, Thomas Gant, Joseph Wilson, Charles Sewall, Isaac Milner (merchant in London), John Hanbury (merchant), Charles Rogers (merchant), William Holland, John Bickerton, John Becket, James Kingsburry, Joshua Hardisty, Clare Tasker (administratrix of Thomas Tasker), William Pain, William Row, James Wallis, James Robinson, Francis Whittington, Thomas Chambers, Jeremiah Johnson, Benjamin Mackall.
      Mentions: family (unnamed).
      Payments to: James Russell, Dr. John Hamilton, William Hickman, Dr. Patrick Sim, Alice Ray, Capt. John Watts, Capt. Aaron Summers, Dominion & Peter Joyce paid to Richard Nixon, George Plater, Esq., Henry Child, Samuel Robertson, Richard Johns, Humphry Meredith, Alexander Draper, John Derrumple, Mr. Robert Cruickshank (merchant in London) paid to Col, John Smith, Col. John Smith, Mr. Gabriel Parker, Charles Hoy, Thomas Jones, Robert Cover, Jacob Hooper, Susanna Wilkinson paid to Elisabeth Smith for the use of Posthumus Thornton, William Wilkinson (heir of William Wilkinson (Charles County) due from the deceased as his administrator) per George Plater, Esq., George Plater, Esq., Henry Smith, Mr. William Hunt (merchant in London) paid to Daniel Dulany, Esq.
      Executrix: Elioner Thornton, wife of Capt. Posthumus Thornton (gentleman).
      Elisabeth Conwill 22.539 CA £78.16.6 Nov 4 1737 Dec 29 1737
      Appraisers: George Harris, John Beckett.
      Creditors: Benjamin Johns, Samuel Little.
      Next of kin: Richard Talbott, Daniel Talbott.
      Administrators: John Conwill (Quaker), Richard Conwill (Quaker).
      John Coster 22.188 A CA £82.10.6 £48.19.8 May 9 1746
      Received from: Bryan Philpot.
      Mentions: widow (unnamed, dead).
      Payments to: Benjamin Johns, John Wilkinson, Dr. Johns, Leonard Skinner, John Beckitt, Margaret Furtor, Dilah Catterton, Thomas Hillard, Aroms Williams, James Seavern, Daniel Dulany, Esq.
      Administrator: William Coster.
      Robert Sapp 32.367 A CA £55.2.3 £36.9.1 Jun 17 1752
      Received from: Edward Cole, Jr., John Beckett, Robert Freeland, James Skinner, John Jefferson, William Quarrel, Daniel Frarzer, William Bond.
      Payments to: Dr. John Bond, Thomas Taney, Obediah Dixon, Capt. William Torver, Robert Arons, John Skinner.
      Executors (acting): Michael Tucker, Catherine Tucker.
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1744-1749
      Volume 700, Page 388

      Whereas Francis Hutchins late of Calvert County Gent
      Deceased Father of Francis Hutchins party to these Presents
      by his Deed duly Executed Between him the said Francis of
      the one Part and Philip Key of S.t Marys County of the other
      Part which Deed bears date the Fifteenth day of September
      Seventeen hundred & Thirty Two & is recorded among the Records
      of the Provincial Court did for the Consideration there expressed
      Give Grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff Convey & Confirm
      unto him the said Philip Key in Fee Simple all the Estate
      Right Title Interest & Claim of him the said Francis of in
      and unto all these Two Tracts or Parcells of Land lying in
      Calvert County aforesaid the one being part of a greater Tract
      called Stoakley and which part was bought by the said Francis
      of John Buket & Priscilla his Wife the other being part of a
      Tract of Land formerly Granted unto Timothy Gunton Assignee
      of Henry Pope lying on the North side of Petuxent River and
      the south side of a Creek of the said River called Hunting Creek
      called Gunton Relation and which part by the said Deed conveyed
      is described to Begin at the Beginning of the Land af.d called Gunton
      Relation Standing by a Swamp and running up & with the Main
      Run of the Swamp af.d untill it meets with the mouth of a small
      Branch called Hutchins Orchard Branch and then running up
      with the said Orchard Branch untill it meets with the
      Eastermost Line of a Tract of Land formerly laid out for Woodman
      Stoakley called Stoakley and with the said Eastermost Line &
      Land af.d unto the Beginning Tree of Gunton af.d all the Land
      lying Between the West & North side of the Branches af.d and the
      East of the Land called Stoakley af.d be it more or less with all
      Buildings Improvements Profits and Appurtenances thereunto
      belonging To have and to hold to him the said Philip Key his
      Heirs and Assigns for ever under the Condition in the s.d Deed
      Expressed as by the s.d Deed Relation being thereunto had may mor
      fully and at large appear And Whereas also before the Payment of the money
      Mentioned in the said Deed to be due George Plater Esq.r was paid my
      said Father departed this Life and the s.d Philip Key as his Security
      in the s.d Bond mentioned hath really & bona fide paid unto the said
      George Plater the Sum of Seventy four pounds Sixteen Shillings Sterling

      Now this Indenture made the 12.th Day of Dec.r Seventeen
      Hundred & forty seven Between Francis Hutchins of Calvert County
      Mariner of the One part and the af.d Philip Key of the other Part
      Witnesseth that the said Francis Hutchins only Son and Heir of
      the s.d Francis Hutchins deceased for & in Consideration of the
      Premisses & for divers other good Causes and Considerations
      him the s.d Francis Hutchins thereunto especially moveing hath
      given granted Bargained Sold Aliened Enfeoffed Convey'd & Confirmed
      and by these Presents doth give grant Bargain Sell Alien
      Enfeoffe convey & Confirm unto the s.d Philip Key his Heirs and
      Assigns for ever all the Estate Right Title Interest Claim and
      Demand of him the said Francis Hutchins and his Heirs of in
      and unto those two several Tracts or Parcells of Land in the Deed
      af.d mentioned together with all the Rights Profits Benefits and
      Appurtenances to them or either of them belonging or in anywise appertaining
      To have and to hold the s.d Two Parcells of Land as af.d
      and either of them their or either of their Priviledges & appurtenances
      To him the s.d Philip Key his Heirs and Assigns for ever absolutely
      Requitted and discharged of all Claims of him the s.d Francis Hutchins
      and his Heirs & all other Persons Claiming by from or under him or
      them the Rents & Services which shall hereafter grow due to the Chief
      Lord only Excepted & foreprized & in Witness thereof the said Francis
      hath hereunto set his hand & Affixed his Seal the day & year last
      Sealed & Delivered Fran.s Hutchins seal
      In Presence of
      Gabriel Parker Tho.s Ireland Jun.r

      On the Back of the aforegoing Release was thus Indorsed (Viz)
      Maryland Calvert County to wit 12.th Decem.r 1747 Then Came the within
      Named Francis Hutchins before us the Subscribers two of his
      Lordships Justices for the County af.d and Acknowledged this Deed
      to be his Act & deed and the Land & Premisses therein Mentioned to be
      the Right & Estate of the said Philip Key his Heirs & Assigns forever
      Acknowledged before & Certified by
      Gabriel Parker
      Recorded January 11.th 1747 Tho.s Ireland Jun.r

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