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

John Birckhead

Male Abt 1720 - 1778  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name John Birckhead 
    Birth Abt 1720  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death May 1778  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I70826  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Father Nehemiah Birckhead,   b. 17 Oct 1683, West River MM, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Jul 1744, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Hutchins,   b. Abt 1690, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Jan 1749, Calvert County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 29 Nov 1706  St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F32996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christian Harris,   b. 2 Apr 1725, Cliffs, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1761, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 37 years) 
    Marriage 6 Feb 1746  West River - Clifts MM, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nehemiah Birckhead,   b. 29 Dec 1746, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F36752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      BURCKHEAD, NEHEMIAH, Anne Arundel Co. 6th June, 1744; 26th July, 1744.
      To wife, 1/3 of my estate, real and personal.
      To eldest son Nehemiah, "Wells Hills.'
      To son SAMUEL, coex., pt. of my dwelling plantation adj. land of Seaborn Tucker.
      To sons John, coex., and Mathew, remainder of my land, to be equally divided among them.
      To granddau SARAH WATERS, personalty.
      To granddau SARAH BIRCKHEAD
      To ELIZABETH WATERS.
      Test: Dr. John Hamilton, Richard Randall, Wm. Brereton. 23. 613.
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      Nehemiah Birkhead, Sr. 30.45 AA £728.19.2 Oct 8 1744 Oct 22 1744
      Appraisers: Thomas Ireland, Jr., Samuel Robinson (also Samuel Robertson).
      Creditors: Jo. Hamilton, Littleton Waters.
      Next of kin: Littleton Waters, Samuel Birkhead.
      Executors: Nehemiah Birkhead, John Birkhead.
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      Nehemiah Birkhead Sr. 31.221 AA £92.3.0 Aug 13 1745
      Appraisers: Samuel Robertson, Thomas Ireland, Jr.
      Executors: Nehemiah Birkhead, John Birkhead.
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      Nehemiah Birkhead 21.389 A AA £728.19.2 £542.13.1 Aug 13 1745
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of £92.5.0.
      Received from: John Wardrop, Hugh Taylor.
      Payments to: Dr. John Hamilton, Nehemiah (accountant), Edward Jevans, William Trahern, Mr. Samuel Chew, William Brereton, Jonathon Whitehead, Littleton Waters, Benjamin Hance, John (accountant), Sarah Birkhead (widow), Littleton Waters who married Elisabeth Birkhead (dau, her portion), Matthew Birkhead (son, his portion).
      Legatees: Sarah Birkhead (granddaughter, daughter of Nehemiah (accountant)).
      Executors: Nehemiah Birckhead (Quaker), John Birkhead (Quaker).
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      WATERS, LITTLETON, Calvert County, shipwright. 21 Jun, 1750; 1 Aug, 1750
      To Richard Hall, Somerset County, land which I formerly bought of him, situated near head of Hall's Creek in sd. co.
      Desire whatever land or marsh ground may fall to me and become my property either by will of my father or my mother, the same may be sold and the first refusal thereof given to my sister Sarah Waters, and after her decline to purchase then Richard Waters or Henry Lewis may have the refusal and for that end, I desire that it may be valued by John Waters and any other persons she, the sd. Sarah Waters, shall appoint; desire sister may have sd. land, 25 pounds money, and my half of the stock in partnership with her in consideration of her educating my 3 young, daus., whom I commit to her.
      Desire that whatever goods left me by my mother may be equally divided bet. 3 young, daus.: Elizabeth, Esther and Dorothy, and if it shd. consist in slaves, desire my sister Sarah, may have them.
      To dau. Sarah, dwelling house and lot in Lower Marlborough, which tract intersects the easternmost line of lot I bought from Roger Boyce; the window glass I bought this summer from England; my wharf and warehouse on the river side, such pt. of the land called "Terra In Aqua."
      To dau. Esther, lot in Lower Marlboro afsd., situated on the north side of sd. mentioned and described lot; mentioned land purchased of Benj. Tasker, Esq.
      To dau. Dorothy, lot in Lower Maralborough, lying bet. the lot belonging to and now in possession of John Wardrop, and the lot willed to dau. Sarah.
      The new vessell now on the stocks may be finished and sold together with the new anchor cable and cordage I had from London for the discharge of my debts.
      To dau. Sarah, Negro Robin.
      To dau. Elizabeth Waters, my Negro woman Colby, slaves left her by her grandmother, and in consideration of Negro Joe I give her Negro Yellow.
      To dau. Esther, my Negro Tower.
      To dau. Dorothy, Negroes London and Abraham.
      Desire dau. Sarah, have use of all slaves for support of my child, until they arrive at age 17.
      To dau. Sarah, the horse that Capt. Temple Chevallier gave me.
      Dau. Sarah, extx.
      Witi Charles Graham, Jos. Harris, William Pourter, John Birkhead. 27. 335
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      Dr. Bartholomew Sheene 73.6 CA £247.10.4 Aug 24 1759 Mar 25 1761
      Appraisers: Edward Gantt, Joseph Kent.
      Creditors: Robert Freeland, Charles Grahame.
      Next of kin: John Birckhead, Christian Birckhead.
      Administrator: Jonathon Slater

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