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

Henry Acton

Male 1677 - 1743  (65 years)


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  • Name Henry Acton 
    Born 11 Oct 1677  Frome, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jan 1743  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7515  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Family 1 Anne {Unproven} Marlow,   b. Abt 1681, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Nov 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Between 8 and 19 Jun 1703  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John 'Sr' Acton,   b. 1704, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1773, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years)  [natural]
     2. Anne Acton,   b. May 1704, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jul 1750 and 1769, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)  [natural]
     3. Barbara Acton,   b. 1707, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1797, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     4. Henry Acton,   b. 1709, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1771 and 1776, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     5. Aaron Acton,   b. Abt 1711, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1748, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F5129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Penn,   b. Between 1682 and 1691, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1737, Charles County, Maryland - account Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Between 24 Apr 1736 and 1 Jul 1737  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F5130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Johanna Edgar,   b. Abt 1710, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1775, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married Aft Jul 1737  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F5131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Father: Henry ACTON b: BET 1640 AND 1650 in Longnor, Shropshire, England
      Mother: Hannah CORBETT b: 7 JAN 1644 in Condover, Shropshire, England
      ===
      Acton, Henry, Prince George's County, 5th Dec., 1742; 14th Jan., 1742.
      To son Henry, "Aberdeen" and "Acton's Addition."
      To son John, daus. Anne Dunning and Barbara MacPherson and granddau. Hannah Dunning, personalty.
      To wife Hannah, extx., residue of estate.
      Test: William Taylor, Elizabeth Ward., William Eilbeck. MCW 23.29.
      ===
      Contributed by Hugh Tornabene

      In the Name of God Amen the fifth day of December in the year of our Lord God one Thousand Seven hundred and forty two I Henry Acton of Prince Georges County
      being Very Sick and weak of Body, but of perfect mind and Memory, thanks be given unto God, therefore, Calling to mind the Mortality of my body, and Knowing that it is Appointed for all men once to die do make and Ordain this my last will and Testament That is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like, and decent Manner, at the Disposition of my Executrix hereafter Mentioned nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, And as touching such Worldly Estates where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give bequeath and Dispose of ye Same in the following manner and form.

      Imprimis I give and Bequeath to my Well beloved Son Henry Acton all the plantation called Aberdeen and also another tract Called Acton Addition to him his heirs and Assigns for Ever and one Negro Man Named Longiner to be delivered by my Executrix after the Cropp now in the house is finished

      Item I give my well beloved son John acton one negro man named new Tom to be delivered by my executrix after the Cropp now in the house is finished

      Item I give my Daughter Ann Dunning one Negro Man Called great Sharper to be delivered by my Executrix after the Cropp now in the house is finished

      Item I give my Daughter Barbary Macfearson A Negro Man Called Nero to be Delivered by my Executrix after the Cropp now in the house is finished

      Item I give my Grand Daughter Hannah Dunning a Negro girl Viz,t Grooniger Mall.

      Item I give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife Hannah whom I likewise Constitute make and Ordain my only and Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament all and Singular my goods and Chattles Negroes and white Servants and all other my Estate whatsoever
      turn over

      to me belonging or any way apertaining Except the legacies before Mentioned and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and Disanul all and Every other former Testaments, Wills, and legacies Requests and Executors, by me in any ways before this time Named, willed, and Bequethed Ratifying, and Confirming this No other to be my last will and Testament. in Wittness wherof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seale the day and year first above written
      Signed Sealed Published Pronounced
      and Declared by the Said Henry Henry Acton
      Acton as his last will and
      Testament, in presence of
      us the Subscribers Vizt
      William Tyler
      her
      Elizabeth Ward
      Mark
      Will Eilbeck

      Jany 14: Then came Mr Wm Eilbeck Mr Wm Tayler & Mrs Eliza
      1742: Ward three Subscribing Evidences to the foregoing will & being Duly Sworn on the Holy Evangelists of all mighty God Declair they saw Henry Acton the Deced Tastator Sign the foregoing will & heard him publish & Declair the Said to be his last will and Testament & at the time his So Doing he was of sound & Disposing memory to the best of their apprehention & in his presence & at his request they Subscribed the Same as Evidences Sworn Before
      Pet Dent Dty ComY:
      of Pr: Geo: County

      Prince Geo County 1742
      the Last will & testamt
      of Henry Acton Deced by
      to hanah Acton his Exr
      Ched Eph &Int 14th March

      The widow is Determined
      to abide by the Device
      of her Husbands will
      Pet Dent Dt Comr
      Recorded in Libr DD No 2 fo20

      H Wm Rogers Regt
      Pr Geo Coty Recorded in
      Liber ST fo 332 & exa by

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      May 1741 - Henry Acton signs, as creditor, the Charles Co., Md. inventory of William Milstead.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1738-1744," Page 56.
      ===
      Watkins John, Prince George's County, 19th June, 1703; 18th July, 1703,
      To daughter-in-law Anne Lewis, sons-in-law Thomas and John Lewis and Edward Ennis personalty.
      Wife Mary and son-in-law Richard Lewis, joint exs.
      Test: Henry Acton, Eliza. Marsh, Anne Acton. 11.373.
      ===
      Richard Gambra 27.262 A PG £343.11.11 £293.5.4 Nov 10 1707
      Payments to: Mr. John Gooding, Capt. John Hyde, Elisabeth Dickeson.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Anne Acton, wife of Mr. Henry Acton.
      ===
      Tayler, William, planter, Charles County, 2nd Nov., 1733; 22nd Nov., 1733,
      To Henry Acton, Jr., ex. and hrs., entire estate.
      Test: Henry Acton, Sr., Mary Criswell. 20, 842
      ===
      Marlow, William, planter, Charles County, 13th Dec., 1728; 12th Aug., 1729.
      To son Joseph and hrs., 100 A. dwell. plan. pt. of "Aberdeen" after decease of wife.
      to daus. Anne and Mary, personalty at age of 16.
      to wife, Ellinor, extx., personalty and 1/3 personal estate,
      to sons Edward, William, Richard and James, residue of personal estate. Sons to be for themselves at 20.
      Test: John Critswell, Mary Paggitt, Henry Acton, Sr. MCW 191.76

      Henry Jr. Acton could have married the relict of William Marlow if the dates match up. Elinor looks to be older though.
      ===
      William Marloe 10,386 A CH £116.7.4 £9.11,8 Aug 6 1730
      Received from: John King, Henry Massey, Caleb Norris, John Middleton.
      Payments to: Charles Willet, John Middleton, Edward Henry Calvert, Esq., Samuel Hanson, Dr, Robert Junis, Joseph Noble, Francis Tolson.
      Executors: Henry Acton, Jr. and his wife Elinor Acton.
      ===
      William Taylor 12.478 A CH £14.1.2 £23.3.8 Oct 2 1734
      Received from: Jacob Frederick.
      Payments to: John Coward, Thomas Winser, William Neale, Alexander Parish.
      Distribution to: accountant.
      Executor: Henry Acton, Jr.
      ===
      John Chandler 14.365 A CH £589.11.11 £672,19.5 Jul 1 1737
      Sureties: William Penn, Mark Penn.
      Received from: Dr. Brown, John Theobalds, Daniel Sates, Thomas Shaw, Mr. George Thorald, Samuel Hanson, Jr., Thomas Marshall, Philip Briscoe, Jos. Millburn Semmes, Walter Pye, Matthew Barnes, sr., Capt. John Lancaser, John Hamil, Dennis Nally, Benjamin Burgess, Baptist Boarman, William Hanson, Robert Hanson, John Dent, John Hanson, Sr., Col. George Dent, Walter Hanson, Thomas Gilpin, Joseph Pain, Thomas Morrisf Benjamin Craycroft, William Monroe, Thomas Reed, Susanna Jenkins, William Coody, John Bruce, Mary Speake.
      Payments to: Philip Welsh, Giles Vermillian, Dr. Gustavus Brown, Jennet Mclane, Peter Mitchell, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Samuel Hanson, George Dent, Esq Robert Machonchie, William Southerland, James Morphey, John Scroggen, John McNail, Robert Christie, Martha Yoaxley.
      Executors: Anne Chandler (now dead) wife of Henry Acton, John Chandler.
      ===
      Small, Jeremiah, Prince George's County, 29th Nov., 1720; 13th July, 1723,
      To Richard Ralance (Rollins?), personalty.
      To wife Mary, extx., entire estate.
      Test: Henry Acton, Robert Young, James Young.
      Note: Robt. Young decd at date of probate. 18.108
      ===

      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 43; Condition of Obligation, 12 Jan 1702
      From: Henry Acton
      To: Coll. Ninlan Beall and Thomas Dickeson
      Regarding the sale of the estate of Richard Gambra
      Signed: Hen. Acton
      Witnessed: Edward Willett and John Barker
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-09-14 20:00:07
      Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729 Volume 38, Page 179

      An Act for the relief of Henry Acton of Prince Georges County in making valid and Effectuall a Certaine Deed of Bargaine and Sale
      from Gilbert Clark to John Bayne

      Whereas Gilbert Clark of Charles County was seised in fee of a Tract or parcell of Land Called Aberdeen lying in Charles County Containing four hundred Twenty Eight acres which by Indenture made the twenty ninth day of October one thousand Six hundred ninety Six Between the said Gilbert Clark by the name of Gilbert Clark of Charles County in the province of Maryland of the one parte and the said John Bayne by the name of John Bayne of the said County in the Province aforesaid Gent of the other parte for and in Consideration of the full and Just sume of Ten Thousand pounds of Good Sound Merchantable Leafe tobacco in Cask to him in hand paid by said John Bayne before the Ensealing and Delivery of the said Indenture the receipt whereof the said Gilbert did thereby acknowledge Gave Granted bargained sold aliened Enfeoffed and Confirmed all that Tract or parcell of Land Called Aberdeen lying in Charles County on the South Side of the main fresh that faileth into Mattawoman Creek Containing four hundred twenty Eight acres more or Less with all and Singular its appurtenances unto the said John Bayne his heirs and Assignes forever to be had and held unto the only proper use and behoofe of him the said John Bayne his heirs and assignes forever as by the said Indenture produced to this Generall Assembly more fully and at Large appeares which said Deed Indented tho duly acknowledged before Philip Briscoe and Henry Hardy two of her Majestys Justices of Charles County on the tenth day of November Anno Domini Sixteen hundred ninety Six according to the then Laws of this province Yet by the Neglect or Ignorance of the said John Bayne was not Inrolled in the records of Charles County according to the Act of Assembly for quieting possessions Inrolling Conveyances and secureing the Estates of purchasers then in force which Land the said John Bayne by will devised to his son Walter Bayne which said Walter Bayne by Deed Indented duly acknowledged and Enrolled on or about September Anno Domini Seventeen hundred and Eight conveyed the said Land to Henry Acton of Prince Georges County for a valuable Consideration therein Mentioned but for that the aforementioned deed from Gilbert Clark to John Bayne is not Sufficient to pass the Estate therein mentioned according to the purport thereof and the true Intent and meaning of the partys to the same Deed for want of its having been recorded according to the aforementioned Act for Quieting possessions without which the said Action Cannot be secure of his said purchase And for that the heirs of the said Gilbert have had due notice of the said Actons Proceedings in this behalfe and have declared their Assent thereto by their certificate under their hands whereby they signifie that they have nothing to say to the Contrary thereof he the said Henry Acton hath Supplicated this present Generall Assembly that it may be Enacted and for that all and singular the premises are sufficiently made appeare.
      Be it Enacted by the Queens most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice & Consent of her Majestys President Councill & Assembly of this province and the Authority of the same that it shall and may be Lawfull for the said recited deed Indented to be Recorded in the Land Records in Charles County Court at any time within twelve months from the End of this present Session of Assembly and that the same deed with the Acknowledgement thereon when Recorded as aforesaid and Every part thereof shall be as good and valid in Law to all intents Constructions and purposes and that the said Land by vertue thereof and of this Act shall pass from the Said Gilbert Clark to the said Henry Acton his heirs and Assignes in as full and ample maner as if the said recited Deed Indented from the said Gilbert Clark to the said John Bayne had been duly recorded in the records of Charles County Court within the time Limitted by the Laws then in force The want of Recording the Same Deed or any Law Statute usage or Custome to the Contrary notwithstanding.
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:JMmh5R0f5m4J:www.mdnewspapers dot net/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000029/html/am29--212.html+% 22cheseldyne%22,+%22bayne%22&hl=en
      URL title: Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 25, 1711-October 19, 1714Volume 29, Page 212
      Note:
      Major Sprigg & Mr Fendall bring up a Bill for the relief of Henry Acton of Prince Georges County in making Valid and Effectual a certain Deed of Bargain and Sale from Gilbert Clark to John Bayne Endorsed

      By the House of Delegates
      30th October 1713
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 157a; Return of Survey, 9 Nov 1704
      Josiah Willson, Sheriff of Prince George's County commanded by the court to resurvey and laid out a tract of land called Frankland for Luke Gardiner, Jr., of St. Mary's County according to the ancient meets and bounds of the patent; the sworn panel of witnesses to the survey: Francis Marbury, Bickford Leman, Henry Calvert, John Miller, Tho. Blandford, Francis Piles, John Lenham, Richard Conner, Robert Johnson, Wm. Hunter, Henry Acton and Henry Guttrick; bounded by land called Boatman's Content, Thompson's Rest now in possession of William Hatton, and land of Luke Barber (a more ancient survey than that of Frankland); on east side of west branch of the Piscataway; a little below Phillip Lewin's plantation; adjoining Francis Wheeler
      Survey platted by Tho. Truman Greenfeild Surveyor Prince George's County
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 170; Commission of the Peace, 20 Apr 1706
      From: Governor John Seymour for Queen Anne
      To: Robert Bradly, Robert Tyler, James Stoddart, William Tanyhill, John Garrard, Frederick Claudius, Abraham Clark, Thomas Brooke, Jr., Francis Marlbrough, Thomas Cleggett, Alexander Magruder and Henry Acton of Prince George's County
      Appointed Justices to keep the peace within the County of Prince George's according to the laws of the Kingdom of England; to hand out punishment and hold in custody those who misbehave; Hobert Bradly, Robert Tyler, James Stoddart and William Tanyhill appointed Justices to inquire Into witchcraft, enchantments, sorcerer's art, magic, etc.; investigate any abuse of weights and measures or in selling of any liquors not according to the form, force and effect of the Acts of Assembly for the common good; "afforesaid witness our trusty and well beloved John Seymour, Foq'r Cap. Generall and Governour in Chiefe of our said Province att ye towne and poart of Annapolis the 20th day of Aprill"
      Signed: John Seymour
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 176a; Deed of Gift, 2 Oct 1706
      From: John Pigman, cooper of Prince George's County
      To: Anthony Long, planter of Prince George's County
      John Pigman lived on a tract of land called Tannton of 137 acres; he gave 37 acres to Anthony Long
      Signed: John Pigman
      Witnessed: Henry Acton
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 176a; Indenture, 21 Nov 1706
      From: Hillary Ball, Planter of Prince George's County and Ann, his wife
      To: William Hutchison of Prince George's County
      For 3,000 pounds of tobacco a 100 acre parcel of land in Prince George's County, formerly Charles County; part of a tract of land called Wheeler's Purchase surveyed by John Wheeler, decd, and left to John, James and Anne Wheeler; Anne being the wife of Hillary Ball; bounded by James Wheeler and the Potomac River
      Signed: Hillary Ball and Anne Ball (mark)
      Witnessed: Francis Marbury and Henry Acton
      Memorandum: Anne Ball examined by Coram Nobn, Francis Marbury and Henry Acton Alienation: 27 Nov 1706 William Hutchison paid the sum of 2s

      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 176; Indenture, 20 Nov 1706
      From: John Middleton, planter of Prince George's County
      To: William Hutchison of Prince George's County, Gent.
      For 402 a 200 acre parcel of land lying in Prince George's County, formerly Charles County; part of tract called Wheeler's Purchase surveyed for John Wheeler and sold by James Wheeler to John Middleton; bounded by John Wheeler's part now in possession of Richard Edgar Signed: John Middleton and Mary Middleton (mark)
      Witnessed: Francis Marbury and Henry Acton
      Memorandum: 21 Nov 1706 Mary Middleton examined by above witnesses
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 197a; Indenture, 26 Nov 1707
      Prom: James Moor of Prince George's County
      T0: Benjamin Berry of Prince George's County
      For 25L a parcel of land called Potern Wick in Prince George's County; bounded by a branch that "issueth out of' St. Charles Branch, by land of Thomas Cleggett called Weston, by Deep Branch, by lead of William Ludwell, and by land called Berry Fortune; containing 35 acres
      Signed: James Moore
      Witnessed: Tho. Clegett and Henry Acton
      Memorandum: 26 Nov 1707 Mary Moore, wife of James, examined by above witnesses
      Alienation: 4 Feb 1707 Benjamin Berry paid ls/8p for 35 acres of Potern Wick now called Berry's Addition
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 204; Indenture, 21 Feb 1707
      From: Arthur Turner, planter of Westmoreland County in the Colony of Virginia
      To Thomas Addison of Prince George's County, Gent.
      For 3,000 pounds of tobacco 400 acres of land called Batchelor's Harbour given by the will of the late Alexander Smith of Charles County to Mary Turner, his daughter and late wife of Edward Turner, mother of above Anther Turner
      Signed: Arthur Turner (mark)
      Witnessed: Wm. Hutchison and Wm. Gardiner
      Memorandum: Arthur Turner acknowledged the deed before Wm. Tannehill and Henry Acton
      Alienation: Thomas Addison paid the sum of 8s
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 224; Indenture, 22 Sep 1708
      From: Nicholas Dawson of Prince George's County, Gent, and Mary his wife
      To: William Hutchinson
      For 16£a 181 acre tract of land in Prince George's County formerly Charles County called Carrick Fargus surveyed for Robert Doyne, dec'd; descended to his daughters Sarah Doyne, Virlinda Doyne and Mary Doyne, now wife of Nicholas Dawson; bounded by Friendship, Vain, Kisconcho Creek, Locust Thickset, the land of Randolph Hinson
      Signed: Nicholas Dawson and Mary Dawson
      Witnessed: Henry Acton, Francis Marbry, and Tho's Noble
      Memorandum: 22 Sep 1708 Nicholas Dawson and Mary Dawson acknowledged sale of all their third part of the within named tract of land before Francis Marbry and Henry Acton
      Alienation: 5 Oct 1708 William Hutchison paid the sum of 2s/6p
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 234; Indenture, 8 Jul 1708
      Prom: Robert Johnson and Elizabeth his wife of Prince George's County
      To: Daniell Thomas of Prince George's County
      For the sum of 13£and 3,000 pounds of tobacco a 200 acre parcel of land in Prince George's County called Friendship; bounded by Robert Middleton and Francis Wheeler
      Signed: Robert Johnson (mark) and Elizabeth Johnson (mark)
      Witnessed: Francis Winson (mark) and Jane Ball (mark)
      Memorandum: Elizabeth Johnson examined by Francis Marberry and Henry Acton Alienation: Daniell Thomas paid the sume of 8s for 200 acres
      Addendum: 8th month, 25th day, 1704 Warrant granted Robert Johnson of Prince George's County for 200 acres of land certified it was surveyed and laid out for Johnson, signed Luke Gardiner, Jr., Deputy Surveyor
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 121b; Resurvey, 9 Nov 1704
      For. Luke Gardiner, Jr., of St. Mary's County return of a Warrant of the Resurvey of Frankland according to ancient meets and bounds expressed in patent
      Josiah Willson, Sheriff of Prince George's County, impaneled and swore the below signed to work with Her Majesties Surveyor
      Bounds: Begin at a bounded tree of Boarman's Content by oath of Wm. Hunter, Francis Wheeler and Richard Wiling also reputed to be the first bound tree of Thompson's Rest now in possessions of William Hatton and a second bound tree from a more ancient survey than Frankland laid out for Luke Barber bounded by the west branch of the Piscataway; Phillip Lewing's plantation (Ed: No acreage noted)
      Signed: Josiah Willson, Truman Greenfeild, Surveyor for Prince George's County, Richard Conner (mark), Ro't Johnson (mark), Wm. Hunter (mark), Hen. Acton, Henry Guttrich (mark), Francis Marbury, J. Leman, Henry Cullver (mark), John Miller, Thomas Blandford, Francis Pile (mark), John Lenham (mark)

      ===
      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 126
      Recorded at request of Henry Acton:
      16 Feb 1708; Indenture from Walter Bayne of Prince George's Co. to Henry Acton of Prince George's County, Gent.; for £80 and 11,000# tobacco a tract called Aberdeen on the south side of the main fresh of Mattawoman Creek; located about 1 mile above Ignatius Wheeler's Indian Field on the north side of the fresh; containing 428 acres; /s/ Walter Bayne; wit. John Middleton, Willm. Davis; ack. 25 Feb 1708/9 by Walter Bayne and wife Martha Bayne
      ===
      Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 79
      20 Xber 1715; Recorded at request of William Marlow of Prince George's Co.:
      8 Nov 1715; Indenture from Henry Acton to William Marlow of Prince George's Co.; for £50; a parcel of land called Abberdeen on the south side of the main fresh of Mattawoman Creek; laid out for 100 acres; /s/ Henry Acton; wit. Wm. Harbert, Jno. Fendall; Wm. Marow paid sum of £50; wit. E. Marlow (mark), Thomas Purver, Jerom Macknew (mark); ack. Henry Acton and Anne Acton his wife
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 78
      4 Mar 1713; Recorded at request of Henry Acton:
      29 Oct 1696; Indenture from Gilbert Clarke to John Bayne; for 10,000# tobacco; a parcel called ABERDEEN; containing 428 acres; /s/ Gilbert Clarke; wit. Edwd- Potter, Thos. Whichaley
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 99
      Enrolled at request of Richard Gambra 24 Dec 1726:
      Indenture, 14 Nov 1726; Between Henry Acton, and Anne Acton his wife, and Richard Gambra; sd. Ann, who married Richard Gambra, dec'd, father of above mentioned Richard, has right of dower in on moiety of tract called Batterzee where Richard the father lived and died; for 1,500# tobacco Henry and Anne release the dower claim on Batterzee; /s/ Henry Acton, Anne Acton (mark); wit. Henry Whelenhall, Tho. Addison; 14 Nov 1726 ack. by Henry Acton and Anne his wife
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 296
      Special Petition of Thomas Dannell 4 Tues Mar last:
      From Charles, Lord Baltimore, to Henry Massey, Zachariah Wade, John Hawkins & Joseph Dannell; regarding boundaries of Wainall; 27 Mar 1731; depositions following:
      Dorman Walker, age ca 66; mentions 24-25 years ago
      William Penson, age ca 54; mentions Thomas Dickinson 18 years ago
      Henry Acton, age ca 47; mentions Mr. Stoddard laying out above tract for Mr. Wallis 24-25 years ago
      Thomas Stonestreet, age ca 49; mentions Mr. Fletcher 18-20 years ago, George Athey and land called Battersey
      15 Jun 1731 standing on William Elliot's rolling road; William Penson mentions Thomas Dickinson, Capt. Wade's land and Mr. Norton's land
      Dorman Walker; mentions Mr. Addison ca 30 years ago
      15 Jun 1731 standing near the old path from Mr. Acton's former plantation to Edward Jones' plantation:
      William Penson mentions Thomas Dickinson and Mr. Acton
      Henry Acton mentions 24-25 years ago Thomas Dickinson
      Enrolled 22 Jun 1731
      ===
      Charles County Court Records, June 1738 Court, Liber T#2, Page 469
      Jul 1, 1737. Henry Acton, who married Anne Chandler, decd, & John Chandler, surviving Ex'r of John Chandler - Dirs. To the decd's estate then accounted for - £672.19.5.
      By disbursements allowed - 52.1.0,. To be secured & disposed according to the decd's will - 620.18.43/4.
      672.19.5.
      In which will were the following legacies, viz, to his wife, one Negro man named Fortune, his wife & child and 1 Negro girl named Kate, all app: at £89; to his son, John Chandler, one Negro man named Alledge, app'd at 30; to his son, Wm. Chandler, one Negro man named Will, app'd at 30 £; to his son, Stephen Chandler, one Negro woman named Abig'l app'd at 22 £; to his daughter, Anne Chandler, one Negro girl named Venus, appraised at 13:5; to his daughter, Mary Chandler,
      one Negro girl named Mall, app:d at 10 £; to his daughter, Sarah Hamill, one Negro boy named Debtford, appraised at 12 £- 206.5.0.
      The remainder thus distributed, Sst, To his wife one third .-138.4.5%.
      The residue to be equally divided among all his children, according to his will - 276.6.11%.
      £620.18.4%.
      William Penn & Mark Penn, both of CC, Sureties.
      Signed per order Wm. Rogers, Reg'r.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 173.
      Lease. Mar 13, 1739/[40] from Walter Pye of PG, to Benjamin Gardiner of Charles County. Whereas sd Walter Pye is appointed, by letter of attorney from Charles Pye, Esq, of PG, to be his lawful attorney, and whereas in sd letter, Walter Pye is authorized to lease land in Mattawoman Neck belonging to the sd Chas Pye, for one or two lives, to any persons he shall think proper, this indenture witnesses that sd Walter Pye, on the behalf of sd Charles Pye, hereby leases to Benjamin Gardiner, a tract of land called Mount Pleasant, bounded by a plain that leads from Henry Acton's down the neck, containing 100 acres. To have and to hold, to Benjamin Gardner, during the term of his natural life and for the term of the natural life of his wife, Winnie Gardiner, paying on next May 1 to sd Charles Pye, 400 lbs of leaf tobacco, and on every May 1 thereafter, 1000 lbs of leaf tobacco; also 2 bushels of wheat on each Sep 1 and a fat turkey at Christmas & 6 fat chickens at midsummer. If the rent is more than 30 days behind, Charles Pye may repossess the premises. Benjamin Gardiner shall plant an orchard of 200 apple trees of good winter fruit, within 4 years next, and the same well maintain. The premises are to be left in tenantable condition. Benjamin Gardiner shall not cut down or sell any timber or wood on the premises, or cut timber in a wasteful manner, further than to clear the land for planting & sowing or any other use for the plantation. If wood is cut down in a wasteful manner, Charles Pye may cart it away and use it himself. Charles Pye may cut down any white oak timber to saw into plank or heading or pipe hhd or barrel staves, or any black walnut or cherry tree or any crooked ship timber on sd premises, and to convert and carry away the same, leaving enough timber for the use of the sd plantation. Five acres in one corner of the premises shall be left uncut of the timber thereon, which is to be left to grow and improve. Benjamin Gardiner may not assign over to any other tenants, the sd lease unless leave is first had of sd Chas Pye. Signed - Walter Pye. Wit - S Hanson Jr, Willm Eilbeck. This lease was acknowledged in Charles County by Walter Pye before S Hanson Jr and Willm Eilbeck. Recorded in [Charles County] Liber S No 2 folio 333 & 334 on Mar 17, 1739/[40]. Certified by S Hanson, Clerk of Charles County, that afd Samuel Hanson Jr and William Eilbeck are Charles County JPs. Recorded Jun 12, 1740.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 435-410: ACTONS ADDITION: 60 acres; Possession of - 60 Acres - Acton, Henry: Surveyed for Henry Acton, 21 May 1741: Other 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, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 416-266: BLUEBERRY: 125 acres; Possession of - 125 Acres - Acton, Henry: Surveyed for Henry Acton, 9 May 1726, Lying on the south side of Mattawoman main branch adjoining to a tract of land called PADGETTS WALNUT THICKETT, Patented to said Acton, 26 July 1732.: Other Tracts Mentioned: PADGETS WALNUT THICKETT; other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 125 Acres - John Acton from Henry Acton Sr. ; 4 Oct 1735,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 391-91: PAGETS WALNUT THICKET: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Padgett, Benjamin : Surveyed 19 July 1718 for Benjamin Padgett beginning at a bounded Red Oak standing on the east side of a branch called Mathews branch near the land of Henry Acton called ABERDEEN: Other Tracts Mentioned: ABERDEEN; ; ; other 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, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 401-154: LONGNOR: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Acton, Henry : Surveyed 14 Jan 1723 for Henry Acton on the West side of Mathews Branch beginning at a bounded Red Oak: Other notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 100 Acres - John Acton from Henry Acton Sr.; 4 Oct 1735,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 446-475: WIDOWS HOPE: 72 acres; Possession of - 72 Acres - Acton, Joana: Surveyed for Joana Acton, 14 Sept 1743, beginning a bounded white oak on a hill on the West side of the Coblers Branch, patented 14 Sept 1743: Other 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, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 317-108: ABERDEEN: 428 acres; Possession of - 428 Acres - Bayne, Walter : Surveyed 15 Jan 1688 for Gilbert Clark on the South side Mattawoman : Other notes - 428 Acres - Henry Acton from Walter Bayne; 16 Feb 1708, 428 Acres - John Bayne from Gilbert Clark; 29 Oct 1696,100 Acres - William Marloe from Henry

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