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

Stanislaus Blanford

Male 1797 - 1867  (70 years)


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  • Name Stanislaus Blanford 
    Born 22 Apr 1797  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Aug 1867  Prince George's County, Maryland - instrument of writing Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I79319  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Joseph Blanford,   b. 1751, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1836, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mildred Hamilton,   b. Abt 1773, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1789  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F31619  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary S. Lackland,   b. Abt 1801, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Nov 1832  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Henry Blanford,   b. 1834, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F39595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Robert Jones

      Note that there appears to NOT be any formal Will of Stanislaus Blandford, only an "instrument of writing" signed by the three sons of Stanislaus Blandford that confirms agreement of the division of the real estate of their father, Stanislaus Blandford, amongst themselves as awarded by two Commissioners mutually selected by the three sons to appraise and divide this real estate.

      This instrument of writing drawn this 26th day of August in the year eighteen hundred and sixty seven between us Jos H Blanford, W. B H Blanford and T. Sprigg Blanford Witnesseth That we have mutually selected George H. Hunter and W. H. Gwynn of Thos as Commissioners to appraise and divide the real estate of the late Stanislaus Blanford between us, who having this day proceeded to perform said duty have made the following awards to wit that is to say To Dr. Jos. H. Blanford they have awarded the tract by the name of Meadow Grove containing 182 acres more or less for $4567.50, To W. B. H. Blanford part of Lordships Kindness containing 228 ¼ acres for $5125 and to T. Sprigg Blanford part of Lordships Kindness containing 221 ½ acres more or less for $5568.12 and we do hereby mutually agree to abide by said awards and consider it binding upon us.

      J H Blandford
      T. Sprigg Blandford
      W.B.H. Blandford

      One of the two tracts of land being divided is named "Lordships Kindness." This is the same name that Colonel Henry Darnall gave to land given to him by Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, in 1703, which Darnall named "His Lordship's Kindness" in recognition of Lord Baltimore's generosity.

      Comments on “His Lordship’s Kindness”
      When Stanislaus Blandford died in 1867, he left his land to his three sons as follows:
      Dr. Joseph Henry Blandford - 182 acres of Meadow Grove
      William Benson Hall Blandford - 228.25 acres of Lordship’s Kindness
      Thomas Sprigg Blandford - 221.5 acres of Lordship’s Kindness
      While building my ancestry tree, I recalled seeing the name before as land granted to Colonel Henry Darnall by Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, in 1703, which Darnall named His Lordships Kindness in recognition of Lord Baltimores kind generosity.
      According to: Col. Henry Darnall (1645-1711) - Genealogy Online 1703 Colonel Henry Darnall receives the patent for a 7,000 acre land grant from his relative by marriage Charles Calvert, the third Lord Baltimore. The 7,000 acre tract of land is named His Lordships Kindness in recognition of Lord Baltimores generosity.
      1711
      Col. Henry Darnall dies and wills most of his real estate to his son, Henry Darnall.
      By the 1720s the latter was experiencing serious financial difficulties, and in the period from 1727 to 1730 he liquidated much of his property (eventually 6,700 acres of His Lordships Kindness, which Darnall disposed of returned to the possession of the Calverts).
      The 7,000 acres (28 km2) land grant was located in Prince Georges County, Maryland and, as far as I could tell from a map on the website, Poplar Hill on His Lordships Kindness (poplarhillonhlk.com), ran south along Piscataway Creek from a point now called Poplar Hill located about a mile southeast of what is now Joint Base Andrews; how far south, I do not know. However, using Google Earth Pro,
      7,000 acres pretty much covered land along Piscataway Creek down south almost as far as Brandywine, Maryland.
      Stanislaus Blandford and his family originally lived on the northern side of Piscataway Creek located between Surrattsville (Clinton today) and T.B. (Brandywine today). His land holdings probably originally included only Lordships Kindness, but could have also originally included Meadow Grove. If not originally part of Stanislaus land holdings, Meadow Grove may have been bought for his oldest son, Dr. Joseph Henry Blandford, as a wedding present, but this is only conjecture. After the death of Stanislaus Blandford, two of his sons, William Benson Hall Blandford and Thomas Sprigg Blandford, lived on the northern side of Piscataway Creek on Lordships Kindness land; Dr. Joseph Henry Blandford lived on the southern side of Piscataway Creek on Meadow Grove land.

      According to the US Census, Stanislaus Blandford lived in the following locations in
      1840, 1850, and 1860:
      1840: Milingham, Prince George’s, Maryland, USA
      1850: Piscataway, Prince Georges, Maryland, USA
      1860: District 9, Prince George’s, Maryland, USA; i.e., along Piscataway Creek between Surrattsville (Clinton today) and T.B. (Brandywine today)
      What is not known is how and when did Stanislaus Blandford obtain Lordships Kindness and & Meadow Grove.; Stanislaus Blandford inherited very little from his fathers will when he died; how he obtained the money to buy land is not known.
      Also not known is the cost of the land along Piscataway Creek, assumedly between 1850 and 1860.

      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
      (Certificates, Patented, PG)
      1762/03/25
      Third Addition To His Lordships Kindness, Benedict Calvert, 146 Acres
      Patented Certificate 2128
      MSA S1203-2225

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