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

Henry Griffith

Male 1720 - 1794  (74 years)


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  • Name Henry Griffith 
    Birth 14 Feb 1720  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 28 Sep 1794  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I76419  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Orlando Griffith,   b. 17 Oct 1688, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Apr 1757, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catherine Greenberry Howard,   b. 1703, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1757, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 6 Jun 1717  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ruth Hammond,   b. 1733, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1782, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 49 years) 
    Marriage 6 Jun 1751  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Griffith,   b. 7 May 1752, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 May 1833, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. John Hammond Griffith,   b. 20 Apr 1754, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1794, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 39 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Anne Griffith,   b. 24 Feb 1762, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Apr 1791, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 29 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Joshua Griffith,   b. 25 Mar 1764, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Nov 1845, Owensboro, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Eleanor Griffith,   b. 9 Mar 1766, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1819, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 54 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. Ruth Griffith,   b. Abt 1770, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     7. Philemon Hammond Griffith,   b. 29 Aug 1756, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Apr 1838, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F38654  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Elizabeth Dorsey,   b. Abt 1723, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Dec 1749, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Marriage 1 Apr 1741  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Griffith,   b. 16 Mar 1745, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Apr 1809, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Ruth Griffith,   b. 18 May 1747, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1830, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Rachel Griffith,   b. 28 Nov 1749, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F38655  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      HAMMOND, JOHN, son of Charles of Anne Arundel Co. 23 Oct, 1753; 12 Nov, 1753
      To wife Ann Hammond.
      To dau. Hannah, now wife of John Welsh, 20 s.
      To dau. Ann, wife of Francis Davis, 20 s.
      To son John Hammond and hrs., land "Hammond."
      To son Charles Hammond, after decease of his mother, dwelling plantation.
      To daus. Hannah and Rachel Hammond, slaves.
      To son-in-law Henry Griffith, 25 pounds money.
      To Sarah Ann Dorsey, dau. of (Vachel Dorsey - interlined with another handwriting) - at age 16.
      Desire exs. to convey to bro. Philip Hammond, 3 tracts: "The Marsh"; "John's Chance"; "Old Man's Folley."
      Desire that if William Jeane pays to my exs. the sum of 20 pounds sterl., with legal interest according to his bond, now in my hands, that then exs. make over to sd. Wm. Jeans and hrs., tract called "Weaver's Lot," 80 A.
      Children: Hannah, Ruth Griffith, Rachel, John, Charles and hrs.
      Wife Ann Hammond, and son-in-law Henry Griffith, exs.
      Wit: Richard Shipley, Edw. Talbot, Joshua Dorsey, Jr. 28. 536
      ===
      1756-1761 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      139-142. Henry Griffith recorded 16 Dec. 1756, made same day, between John Hobbs ofFC, and Ann Hammond and Henry Griffith of Ann Arundell Co., Jno Hobbs for 7 pounds sterling, sells all that moiety or part of a tract called "Hobb's Purchase," between the head branches of Bush Creek, and Snowden's River, partly in Ann Arundell Co., partly in Baltimore Co. and partly in Frederick Co., containing in the whole 1927 acres; the said moiety or part beginning at a small branch descending into Bush Creek, M&B given, adj. to "Food Plenty," "Rocky Hill," "Pleasant Meadows," "Cowman's Manor," now containing 1172 acres more or less. Signed John Hobbs before Jos. Wood, David Lynn. Elizabeth Hobbs released dower rights. Receipt.
      AF paid.
      ===
      1756-1761 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      305-306. Joseph Wood recorded 19 Aug. 1757, made 18 Aug. between Heiny Griffith of AAC, for 20 pS, sells tract called "First Lot," being part ofland called "Joseph's Friendship," M&B given for 156 acres. Signed H. Griffith before Thos Beatty, Thos Prather. Deed ack, receipt. AF & duty paid
      ===
      1756-1761 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      306-307. Joseph Wood recorded 19 Aug. 1757, made 18 Aug., between Henry Griffith of AAC, for 20 pS, sells tract called "Third Lot," part of "Joseph's Friendship," M&B given for 164 acres. Signed Henry Griffith before Thos Beatty, Thos Prather. Deed ack., receipt. AF & duty paid.
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      1756-1761 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      307-308. Joseph Wood recorded 19 Aug. 1757, made 18 Aug. between Henry Griffith of AAC, for 20 pS, sells tract called "Second Lot," a part of tract called "Joseph's Friendship," M&B given for 180 acres more or less. Signed H. Griffith, before Thos Beatty, Thos Prather. Ack., receipt. AF & duty paid.
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      1763-1765 Frederick County, Maryland Land Records [Patricia Abelard Andersen]; Page
      703-705. Henry Griffith of AAC, recorded deed 22 Aug. 1764. Made 21 Aug. between John Forrest Davis ofFC, sells tract called Hope Improved conveyed by Thomas Whitten ofFC, to the aforesaid Davis, lying near the waters of Seneca Creek, containing 137 acres. Signed John Forrest Davis before David Lynn, Saml Beall Junr: Receipt. Ack. Catherine wife to John Forrest Davis released dower. AF paid.
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      1763-1765 Frederick County, Maryland Land Records [Patricia Abelard Andersen]; Page
      747-750. Joseph Wood recorded 17 Sept. 1764, made 16 Aug. between Henry Griffith of AAC, whereas Henry Griffith by 3 indentures bearing date 18 Aug. 1757, between the said Henry Griffith and Joseph Wood. did bargain, 500 acres by 3 separate deeds of conveyance, part ofthe resurvey on "Joseph's Friendship" as recorded in Frederick County in Liber F, folio 305, 306, 307, 308: now this indenture. that the parties to these presents have discovered that the lands intended by the said deeds to be conveyed, is not contained in the M&B in the said indentures as aforesaid, the courses and distances therein being erroneous. now this indenture for 10 shillings, grants and transfers to Joseph Wood, part of the Resurvey on part of a tract called "Joseph Friendship," according to the following M&B ... given for 500 acres. Signed H. Griffith, Jos. Wood. before John Brice Junr., William Cooke. Receipt. Ack. AF recorded but then lined through.
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      1763-1765 Frederick County, Maryland Land Records [Patricia Abelard Andersen]; Page
      924-927. John Macklefish ofFC, joiner, recorded 22 Nov. 1764, made 14 Nov. between Ann Hammond and Henry Griffith ofAAC, for 300 pcm , sells tract called Hobb's Purchase, between the head branches of Bush Creek and of Snowdens River, partly in Ann Arundel County, Partly in Baltimore county and partly in Frederick County, containing in the whole 1927 acres, the said moiety or part beginning at a small branch descending into Bush Creek, M&B given adj. to Addition to Orrick Folly, Food Plenty, Rock)' Hill, Pleasant Meadows, containing 1022 acres. Signed Ann Hammond, Henry Griffith before H. Ridgely, John Burgess Junr. Receipt. Ack. Ruth Griffith wife ofHenry, released right of dower. AF paid.
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      1763-1765 Frederick County, Maryland Land Records [Patricia Abelard Andersen]; Page
      703-705. Henry Griffith of AAC, recorded deed 22 Aug. 1764. Made 21 Aug. between John Forrest Davis ofFC, sells tract called Hope Improved conveyed by Thomas Whitten ofFC, to the aforesaid Davis, lying near the waters of Seneca Creek, containing 137 acres. Signed John Forrest Davis before David Lynn, Saml Beall Junr: Receipt. Ack. Catherine wife to John Forrest Davis released dower. AF paid.
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      1763-1765 Frederick County, Maryland Land Records [Patricia Abelard Andersen]; Page
      747-750. Joseph Wood recorded 17 Sept. 1764, made 16 Aug. between Henry Griffith of AAC, whereas Henry Griffith by 3 indentures bearing date 18 Aug. 1757, between the said Henry Griffith and Joseph Wood. did bargain, 500 acres by 3 separate deeds of conveyance, part ofthe resurvey on "Joseph's Friendship" as recorded in Frederick County in Liber F, folio 305, 306, 307, 308: now this indenture. that the parties to these presents have discovered that the lands intended by the said deeds to be conveyed, is not contained in the M&B in the said indentures as aforesaid, the courses and distances therein being erroneous. now this indenture for 10 shillings, grants and transfers to Joseph Wood, part of the Resurvey on part of a tract called "Joseph Friendship," according to the following M&B ... given for 500 acres. Signed H. Griffith, Jos. Wood. before John Brice Junr., William Cooke. Receipt. Ack. AF recorded but then lined through.
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      1763-1765 Frederick County, Maryland Land Records [Patricia Abelard Andersen]; Page
      924-927. John Macklefish ofFC, joiner, recorded 22 Nov. 1764, made 14 Nov. between Ann Hammond and Henry Griffith ofAAC, for 300 pcm , sells tract called Hobb's Purchase, between the head branches of Bush Creek and of Snowdens River, partly in Ann Arundel County, Partly in Baltimore county and partly in Frederick County, containing in the whole 1927 acres, the said moiety or part beginning at a small branch descending into Bush Creek, M&B given adj. to Addition to Orrick Folly, Food Plenty, Rock)' Hill, Pleasant Meadows, containing 1022 acres. Signed Ann Hammond, Henry Griffith before H. Ridgely, John Burgess Junr. Receipt. Ack. Ruth Griffith wife ofHenry, released right of dower. AF paid.
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      1767-1770 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      410-412. Ann Hammond and Henry Griffith recorded 17 Aug. 1768, made 6 April 1768 between
      Ann the wife of John Hammond deceased, and Henry Griffith his son in law, both of Anne
      Arundel County, executors ofthe last will and testament ofsaid John of he one part; and Charles
      Hammond, son ofJohn ofthe said County ofthe other part. Whereas John Hammond by his last
      will and testament, 2 October 1753, recorded in the prerogative Office for Probate ofWills in the
      Province, did to these presents for £100 sterling for the use ofthe estate, confirm unto Charles
      Hammond, tract called Favor and Ease, M&B given beginning on side of Flat Marsh, M&B given
      for 850 acres. Signed Ann Hammond, H. Griffith before John Burgess Junr., H. Ridgely. Ack.
      Receipt. Certification by John Burgess Junr. And H. Ridgely as two Justices ofthe Peace for
      Anne Arundel County by J. Brice, Clerk ofAA County. AF paid.
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      1770-1772 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      129-130. Henry Griffith recorded 5June 1770, made 28 Marchbetween Robert Wood, for £1 00 sells
      parcel, called Nothing Venture, Nothing Gott, 100 acres, on east side of Monocacy Creek, near a tract
      called Resurvey on Joseph's Friendship, Signed Robert Wood before Jos Wood, William Blair.
      Receipt. Acknowledgment and Catherine wife of Robert Wood released dower. Alienation fine paid.
      ===
      1770-1772 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      141-142. Joseph Wood Junr., miller, recorded 9 June 1770, made 31 May between Henry Griffith
      ofAnne Arundel County, for £10 sells part ofJoseph 's Friendship, beginning at end of2016 perches
      on 3d line ofa parcel made overby Joseph Wood unto the aforesaid Joseph Wood Junr., also a part
      oftract Joseph's Friendship; containing 27 acres. Signed Henry Griffith before Reverdy Ghiselin, John Burgess Junr. Receipt. Acknowledgment, and Ruth wife of Henry Griffith released dower
      rights. Alienation fine paid.
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      1770-1772 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      175-177. Christopher Steel recorded 25 June 1770, made 20 June between Joseph Wood junr. of
      Frederick County, for £326 sells tract called Second Brother, made to Joseph Wood Jr. from Joseph
      Wood, 222 acres; also tract called Resurvey on Joseph's Friendship, made over unto said Joseph
      Wood Junr. from Henry Griffith containing 27 acres, metes and bounds given for 249 acres. Signed
      Joseph Wood Junr. before Jos Wood, Thos Price. Receipt., acknowledgment. Ann wife ofJoseph
      Wood released dower rights
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      1770-1772 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      374-375. Robert Wood recorded 15 September 1770, made 21 May 1770 between Henry Griffith
      ofAnne Arundel County, for £136, sells 136 acres ofResurvey on Joseph's Friendship, adjacent to
      12th line ofSpring Plains, Signed H. Griffith before Reverdy Ghiselin, John Burgess, Junr. Receipt.
      Acknowledgment. Ruth, wife ofHenry Griffith released dower rights. Alienation fine paid.
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      1773-1778 Frederick County Land Records; {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      V: 655-658. Stephen West of Prince George's County, merchant, recorded deed 14 June 1774 from Henry Griffith for £250, tract called Cow Pasture, beginning at Locust Levels, 150 acres; for 2nd part beginning at Virgin's Lott, to west line of Greenberry Griffith's part of Cow Pasture, containing 260 acres. Signed before David Lynn, Edward Burgess. Ruth, wife of Henry Griffith released dower.
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      1777-1781 Montgomery County, Maryland Land Records, Liber A1 [TLC]; Page 189. Aug 22, 1778 from Henry Griffith Sr of M, planter, to William Benson of M, miller, for 275 £sterling, part of a tract of land called Cow Pasture, bounded by a tract of land called Brook Grove, a tract of land called Locust Level, containing about 470 acres. Signed - H. Griffith. Wit - Henry Gaither*, Gerd Briscoe*. Ruth, wife to the above named Henry Griffith, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Nov 10, 1778.
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      1777-1781 Montgomery County, Maryland Land Records, Liber A1 [TLC]; Page 305. May 27, 1779 from Henry Griffith of M, to Josias Harrison of M, for 147 £, 2 parcels of land, being parts of a tract of land called the Cow Pasture, lying in M on the waters of Senaca [Cr], beginning for the 1st part at the beginning tree of a tract of land called Locust Bottom. The 2nd part begins at the end of the 2nd line of the afd land called the Bottom. The land contains, in the whole, about 98 acres. Signed - H Griffith. Wit - Edwd Burgess*, George Cullom*. Ruth, wife of the afd Henry, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Jul 19,
      1779.
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      1777-1781 Montgomery County, Maryland Land Records, Liber A1 [TLC]; Page 312. May 27, 1779 from Henry Griffith of M, to Nehemiah Holland, for 95 £, part of a tract of land called the Cow Pasture, lying in M, bounded by a parcel of land the sd Henry Griffith sold to Josiah Harrisson, the land called Locus Levell, containing and now laid out for about 50 acres. Signed - H Griffith. Wit - Edwd Burgess*, George Cullom*. Ruth, the wife of the sd Henry Griffith, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Jul 31, 1779.
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      1777-1781 Montgomery County, Maryland Land Records, Liber A1 [TLC]; Page 356. May 27, 1779 from Henry Griffith of M, farmer, to Benjamin Waters of M, for 414 £, part of a tract of land called the Cow Pasture, bounded by a tract of land belonging to Francis Cullom, a tract of land called the Bottom, the Ridge Road leading from George Cullom's to Francis Cullom's, containing and now laid out for about 276 acres, which sd part is in M. Signed - HGriffith. Wit - Edwd Burgess*, George Cullom*. Ruth, the wife to the afd Henry, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Sep 20, 1779.
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      1777-1781 Montgomery County, Maryland Land Records, Liber A1 [TLC]; Page 470. I, Greenberry Griffith of M, for the love I have for my son, Greenberry Griffith Jr of M, I give him the rest of my tract of land called the Resurvey on Locust Levill, containing about 211 acres, and also the 26 acres whereon my dwelling house now stands, this being part of a tract of land called the Cow Pasture, as by deed may appear from Henry Griffith to myself, and lays adjoining the above lands called the Resurvey on Locust Levill. I just put my sd son into peaceable possession of the afd tract of land by the delivering to him at the ensealing of these presents, 1 coined piece of silver called 12 pence sterling. Signed Jan 14, 1780 - Greenberry Griffith. Wit - Edwd Burgess*, Henry Gaither*. Recorded Mar 17, 1780.
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      1777-1781 Montgomery County, Maryland Land Records, Liber A1 [TLC]; Page 539. Recorded at the request of Samuel Snowden, Henry Gaither, William Thomas Benson, and Henry Griffith. We, being the persons interested in the beginning tree of the tract of land called Jones Chance (alias) Snowdens Purchase, met on the land afd on Apr 24, 1780, and by the information of William Benson and John Barber Jr, and also in the presence of Mr. Edward Crow Sr, Joshua Griffith, and John Barber Sr, we planted a large stone in the place where we agreed the original beginning tree stood, and that a record should be made of sd agreement. Signed - Sam. Snowde, Henry Gaither, William Thomas Benson, H Griffith. Wit - Ed' Crow Sr, William Benson, Joshua Griffith. Recorded Aug 9, 1780.
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      1777-1781 Montgomery County, Maryland Land Records, Liber A1 [TLC]; Page 635. Jun 23, 1781 from Henry Griffith of M, to Nathan Burdett of M, for 50 £, part of a tract of land called the Cow Pasture, in M on the waters of Senica [Cr], bounded by the 3rd line of Hope Improved from the Hogpen [Cr], bounded by Benjamin Waters' part of sd tract, containing about 50 acres. Signed - HGriffith. Wit - Henry Gaither*, John Holmes*. Ruth, wife of the afd Henry, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Jul 2, 1781.

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