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

William Wilson

Male 1740 - Abt 1774  (~ 33 years)


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  • Name William Wilson 
    Born Aug 1740  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1774  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8388  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father John Wilson,   b. Bef 1698, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1751, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lydia MNU Wilson,   b. Bef 1702,   d. Bef 1751, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1718  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charity Wood,   b. Abt 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1815, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1760  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F5801  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      William Willson 7.48 D FR £731.13.10 Oct 5 1775
      Sureties: Richard Anderson, John Baker.
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3).
      Residue to children (unnamed, equally).
      Executrix: Mrs. Charity Willson.
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      Mr. Peter Wood 88.271 PG £674.8.2 Apr 9 1764
      of Charles County
      Appraisers: Samuel Amery, Charles Love.
      Creditors: James Jordan, Robert Horner.
      Next of kin: Benjamin Wood, James Wood.
      Executors: William Willson, John Hawkins.
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      WILLSON, JOHN, Charles Co, 14 Feb 1750 4 May 1751
      To son William Willson three tracts: one lying In St. Mary's Co. called "Indian Grant Sepulchre." In Charles Co, pt. of tract called "Redding" which I bought of Thomas Coleman and tract where I now live In his Lordships Mannour of Calverton called "Willsons Dear Purchase."
      To son Jonathan Willson money I have due from the several merchants my correspondents In England together with all the tobacco sold and unsold and all the tobacco I have In my houses.
      To son William Willson house and lott in Benedict Town No. 7.
      I give other lot In Benedict Town to my grandson Samuel Willson, and to Samuel Willson pt of tract called "Brotherhood" In Charles Co. which I bought of Joseph Allen.
      To son William Willson, Negroes: Conchie, Sall and her young child Rachel,, Negro man Will and Negro boy Eato.
      To dau. Catherine Willson, Negro man Cesar, Negro man Frank, young Negro woman Beck, Negro boy James.
      To dau. Mary Thomas, Negroes Eato, Sarah.
      To dau. Susanna Briscoe, Negro Peter. Rest of personal estate to be divided between my son William Willson and dau. Catherine Willson which said two children I commit to the care of my son Jonathan Willson.
      The rest of my children not mentioned above as I have done for them what I think Is just and equitable shall be therewith content and shall not come In for any share with those herein mentioned.
      Son Jonathan Willson, ex.
      Wit: Nehemiah Willson, Henry Walley, Charles Venables.
      Probate witness Is George Venables vice Charles Venables. 28. 76,
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 241. Mar 5, 1763 from William Wilson of CC, planter, to Peter Wood of CC, planter, for 8000 lbs of tobacco, part of a tract of land in CC called Redding, containing and laid out for about 139 acres. signed - William Willson. Wit - Jno Winter*, Robert Horner*. Charity, the wife of sd [William Wilson], released her right of dower to the within mentioned lands. Recorded Mar 9, 1763.
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 15. Oct 21, 1765 from William Wilson of CC, planter, to James Gordon & Company of the City of Glasgow in North Britain, Merchants, for 20 £, lot #7 in Benedict Leonard Town and Patuxent River & CC, formerly belonging to and originally taken up by John Wilson, father to sd William Wilson. Signed - William Willson. Wit - Allen Davies*, Chas St: Smith*. Charity Wilson, spouse to sd William Wilson, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Oct 25, 1765,
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 292. Oct 5, 1767 from John Baker and Judith, his wife, and William Willson and Charity, his wife, of Frederick County, planters, to John Hawkins of CC, planter, for 232 £10 shillings, all that tract of land in CC called Part of St. Thomas, bounded by Piles' Swamp, containing about 231-1/2 acres. Also, one other tract of land called Woods Addition to St. Thomas, lying in CC, bounded by St. Thomas, containing 30 acres. Signed - John Baker, Judith Baker, William Willson, Charity Willson. Wit - John Hepburn (Frederick Co JP) , Richard Beall. This deed was acknowledged in Frederick Co. Recorded Nov 13, 1767,
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1765-1770
      Volume 725, Page 42

      This Indenture made this twenty Eighth Day of October in the
      Year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and sixty five
      Between Laurance Oneall of Frederick County in the Province of
      Maryland Planter of the one part and William Wilson of Charles
      County and Province afores.d Planter of the other part Witnesseth
      that the said Laurance Oneall for and in consideration of the
      Sum of sixteen Pounds Sterling Money of Great Brittain to hand
      in hand paid at the Signing and Ensealing of these Presents by the
      said William Wilson the Receipt whereof the said Lawrance Oneall
      doth hereby Acknowledge and himself thereof and of every part thereof
      to be fully satisfied contented and paid and him the said Laurance
      Oneall his heirs executors and adm.rs doth Acquit Exonerate &
      Discharge Hath given granted Aliened and Confirmed and by
      these presents doth give grant Alien and Confirm unto the
      said William Wilson his heirs and assigns all that Parcel or
      Tract of Land situate and lying in Frederick County Called and
      known by the name of Poplar Bottom Beginning at the End of Ninety three perches on the Tenth Line of a Tract of Land called
      Allison's Park lying on Wats Branch and runing thence north
      fifty three Degrees East one hundred and two perches then north
      seventy eight degrees East sixty Perches then North thirty three
      Degrees east fifty four Perches then North ten Degrees East thirty
      one Perches then south Seventy four degrees East Twenty Perches
      then south Ten degrees west fourty Three Perches then south thirty three
      Degrees West fourty five Perches then south sixty three degrees West
      fifty four Perches ten south fourty one degrees west twenty Perches
      south twenty seven degrees west twenty Perches south fifty three
      degrees west fifty five Perches then by streight line to the Beginning
      Containing and laid out for fifty acres of Land more or less Now
      This Indenture therefore Witnesseh that the said Lawrance
      Oneall for and in consideration of the sum above mentioned Hath
      granted Bargained Sold aliened enfeoffed conveyed and Confirmed
      and by these Presents doth fully and absolutely Grant Bargain sell
      Alion Enfeoff Convey and Confirm unto him the said William Wilson
      his heirs and Assigns all that afores.d Tract or Parcell of Land with
      all Rights Profits Benefits Previledges and Appurtinences whatsoever
      thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining and allso all
      Deed Escripts & Wrightings Touching and Concerning the premisses
      only To have and to hold the same unto him the said William
      Wilson his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and Behoof
      of him the said William Willson his heirs execut.rs adm.rs and assigns
      for ever, and to none other use intent or purpose whatsoever and
      the s.d Lawrance Oneall for himself his heirs Execut.rs and Adm.rs
      doth Covenant and Grant to and with the s.d William Wilson
      his Heirs Execut.rs Adm.rs and Assigns that the afores.d Parcell
      of Land Premisses and Appurtenances and every part and parcell
      thereof is free & clear and freely and clearly acquited and Discharged
      of and from all manner of former and other Gifts, grants, Bargains
      Sales Mortgages Dowers and Titles of Dowers, Rents and Arrearages
      of Rents, and all other incumbrances of what nature or kind soever
      (the Rents and services hereafter to grow due and payable to the
      Chief Lord or Lords of the fee or fees by whom the premisses are
      holden only excepted and fore prized) and that he hath in
      himself good Right full power and Lawfull Authority, to Grant
      Bargain, sell and assure the same in manner and form
      aforesaid And the said Lawrance Oneall for himsell his heirs
      Executors and Adm.rs doth hereby further Covenant and Grant
      to and with the said William Willson his heirs and Assigns
      that he the said Laurance Oneall his heirs Execut.rs Adm.rs
      and Assigns the afores.d Land and premisses Before by these
      presents Bargained and sold, with the appurtenances and
      every part and parcell thereof shall and will from time to time
      and at all times for ever hereafter warrant and Defend, of from and
      Against all and all manner of person or persons whatsoever
      claiming any Right Title or Interest therein or thereto unto him
      the said William Willson his heirs and assigns for Ever And
      Lastly that he the s.d Lawrance Oneall shall and will at any time
      hereafter make do acknowledge and execute or to be made, done
      acknowledged and executed, any farther or other act or acts thing
      or things conveyances or assureances in the Law whatsoever at
      the Reasonable Request and Charges of him the said William
      Wilson his heirs or assigns such as he the said William Willson
      his heirs or assigns or his or their council Learned in the Law
      ^shall^ Reasonably Advise devise or Require for the fa^r^ther better and more perfect
      sure making and conveying the hereby Before granted and Bargained
      Premisses with the Appurtenances and every part and parcell thereof
      unto him the s.d William Wilson his heirs and assigns forever
      In Witness whereof the said Lawrance Oneall hath to these
      presents set his hand and affixed his Seal the day and year
      first above Written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered
      in presence of Laurance Oneall (seal)
      David Lynn
      Kesey Gittings

      On the Back of the Aforegoing Deed was thus written viz.t

      Received of William Willson this twenty Eight Day of October
      Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and sixty five the sum of Sixteen Pounds Sterling it being the Consideration Money
      for the within Land and Premisses I say received by me
      Testes
      David Lynn Laurance Oneall
      Kensey Gittings

      Frederick County fs.t The 28.th day of 1765 Then came the within
      named Lawrance Oneall before us Two of his Lordships Justices of
      the peace for the county aforesaid and acknowledged the Land and
      Premisses with the appurtenances within mentioned to be the Estate
      of the within named William Willson his heirs and assigns forever
      agreable to the act of assembly in such cases made and provided

      Received the 31.st of October 1765 of William Wilson David Lynn
      two shillings Sterling for the use of Lord Kensey Gittings
      Baltimore being the Alienation Fine of the
      within Land and by virtue of a commission from Edward Lloyd
      Esq his said Lordships Agent and Receiver Generall

      Recorded 31.st October 1765 John Davidson

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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1765-1770
      Volume 725, Page 45

      This Indenture made this Twenty Eighth Day of October in the Year of
      our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and sixty five Between Joseph
      Wilson of Frederick County in the Province of Maryland Planter of the other part
      and William Willson of Charles County and Province afores.d Planter of the other part
      Witnesseth that the said Joseph Wilson for and in consideration of the sum
      of Four hundred and Thirty Pounds Thirteen Shillings Sterling money of Great
      Britain to him in hand paid or secured to be paid by the said
      William Willson at or before the Ensealing and delivery of these presents the
      Receipts whereof the said Joseph Wilson doth hereby acknowledge and himself
      thereof and of every part thereof to be fully satisfied contented and paid
      and him the said Joseph Wilson his heirs executors and adm.rs doth
      acquit Exonerate and Discharge Hath given Granted Alien'd and Confirm'd
      and by these presents doth Give grant Alien and Confirm unto the said
      William Willson his heirs & assigns all that Parcell or Tract of Land
      Situate and Lying in Frederick County called and known by the name
      of Despair Begining at a Bounded white oak standing on a small
      Branch (which falleth into Watt's Branch) it being the original Begining Tree of Allisons Park and running thence south
      twenty four degrees east one hundred Perches then North fifty
      degrees East twenty Perches then North four Degrees East Sixty
      Perches North Fifty three degrees east one hundred & Ninety five
      Perches thence North Seventy Eight Degrees East Sixty perches then
      North thirty three degrees East fifty four perches then North Ten
      degrees east one hundred and Eighty eight Perches then North
      Seventy four degrees west one hundred & five perches then North
      fifty two Perches then North four degrees West Ninety five
      perches then South Seventy Eight degrees west fourteen perches
      then South Twenty Eight degrees west twenty five Perches then
      west twenty four perches then North fifteen degrees west thirteen
      perches then South Seventy Eight degrees west twenty five
      South Eighty Three degrees East thirty perches then South Sixty
      degrees East fifty two perches then South twenty four degrees
      west Sixty five perches then South twenty Eight degrees west
      one hundred and Seventy four perches then North Seventy
      degrees west fourty perches then South fourty deg.s west one hundred
      & sixty Perches then south thirty five perches then South Seventeen
      degrees west fifty five perches then South Eighty one degrees west
      fifty one perches then North Eighty two degrees west thirty four
      perches then South twenty nine Degrees West six perches then South
      twenty degrees East twenty four perches then South twenty Nine
      degrees west twenty Six Perches then South fourty degrees East Sixty
      two perches then South Sixty two degrees west fourty degrees East Sixty
      then south Eighteen degrees west twenty perches then South Sixty
      degrees East Ten perches then North twenty degrees East twenty
      perches then North Sixty three degrees East Seventy perches then
      North Seventeen degrees East one hundred & fifty two perches
      then North thirty five perches then North fourty degrees East
      one hundred & sixty perches then south seventy degrees East
      thirty three Perches then with a Stait Line to the Beginning
      containing and laid out and for Five hundred and twenty Two acres
      of Land more or Less Now this Indenture Therefore Witnesseth that the s.d Joseph Willson for and in consideration of the sum above mentioned
      Hath granted Bargained Sold Alien'd Enfeoffed convey'd and confirm'd
      and by these presents doth fully and absolutely Grant Bargain sell
      alien Enfeoff convey and confirm unto him the s.d Will.m Willson his heirs
      and assigns all that afores.d Tract or Parcell of Land with all Rights
      Profits Benefits Priviledges and appurtenances whatsoever thereto
      Belonging or in any wise appertaining and also all Deeds Escripts and
      Writings Touching and concerning the Premisses only To have and to
      Hold the same unto him the said William Willson his heirs and
      assigns to the only proper use and Behoof of him the s.d William
      Willson his heirs executor.s adm.rs and assigns for ever and to none
      other use intent or purpose whatsoever and the s.d Joseph Willson
      for himself his heirs execut.rs and adm.rs doth Covenant and Grant
      to and with the s.d William Willson his heirs exect.rs adm.rs and
      assigns that he the afores.d parcell of Land premises and appurtenances
      and every part and parcell thereof is free and clear and freely and
      clearly Acquited and Discharged of and from all manner of former and other
      Gifts, Grants Bargains Sales Mortgages Dowers and Titles of Dowers
      Rents and Arrearages of Rents and all other Incumberances of what Nature
      or Kind soever (the Rents and Services hereafter to grow due and payable
      to the Chief Lord or Lords of the fee or fees by whom the premises are
      holden only excepted and foreprized) And that he hath in himself
      good Right full power and Lawfull authority to Grant Bargain Sell
      and Assure the same in manner & form aforesaid and the s.d Joseph
      Willson for himself his heirs execut.rs and adm.rs doth hereby farther
      Covenant and Grant to and with the s.d William Willson his heirs and
      assigns that he the s.d Joseph Wilson his heirs execut.rs adm.rs and assigns
      The afores.d Land and Premisses Before by these presents Bargained
      and Sold, with the Appurtenances and every part and Parcell thereof
      shall and will from time to time and at all Times forever hereafter
      Warrant and Defend, of from and against all and all manner of Person or
      Persons whatsoever claiming or to claim any RIght Title or Interest therein
      or thereto unto him the said William Willson his heirs and assigns forever
      And Lastly that he the s.d Joseph Wilson shall and will at any Time
      hereafter make do acknowledge and execute or cause to be made, done
      acknowledged and executed, any farther or other act or acts thing or
      things conveyances or assurances in the Law whatsoever at the
      Reasonable Request cost and charges of him the s.d William Willson
      his Heirs Execut.rs Adm.rs or Assigns such as he the said William
      Willson his heirs or Assigns or his or their Council Learned in
      the Law Shall Reasonably Advise Devise or Require for the
      farther better and more perfect sure making and conveying
      the hereby before granted and Bargained Premisses with the
      appurtenances and every part and parcell thereof unto him the
      said William Willson his heirs and assigns for ever In
      Witness whereof the said Joseph Willson hath to these presents
      set his hands and affixed his seal the day and year first
      above Written
      Signd Sealed & Delivered
      In teh Presence of Joseph Willson (Seal)
      David Lynn
      Kensey Gittings

      On the Back of the Aforegoing Deed was thus written viz.t

      Receiv.d of William Willson this twenty eight Day of October Anno Domini
      one Thousand seven hundred & Sixty five the sum of four hundred and
      thirty Pounds thirteen Shilling Sterling it being the consideration money
      for the within Land and Premisses I say Received by me
      testes Joseph Wilson
      David Lynn
      Kensey Gittings

      Frederick County fs.t The 28.th day of October 1765 Then came the within
      named Joseph Wilson and Elizabeth his wife before us Two of his
      Lordships Justices of the Peace for the County afores.d and Acknowledged
      the Land and Premisses with the Appurtenances within mentioned
      to be the Estate of the within Named William Willson his heirs &
      Assigns for Ever Agreeable to teh Act of Assembly in such cases made
      and Provided And the said Elizabeth being by us privately Examined
      out of the hearing of her said Husband did Declare that She
      Made the above acknowledgement willingly and Freely without
      being induced thereto by Fears or Threats of or Ill Usage by her
      said Husband or fear of his Displeasure acknowledged before us

      David Lynn
      Kensey Gittings

      (Received)

      Received the 31.st of October 1765 of William Wilson twenty shillings and seven pence
      sterling for the use of Lord Baltimore being the Alienation Fine on the within
      Land and by virtue of a commission from Edward Lloyd Esq his said Lordships
      Agent and Receiver General
      John Davidson
      Recorded the 31.st October 1765

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 445-467: WOODS ADDITION TO ST. THOMAS: 30 acres; Possession of - 30 Acres - Wood, Peter: : Surveyed for Peter Wood 11 Nov 1743 beginning at a bounded Red Oak standing in the main swamp of Piles Fresh, patented 11 Nov 1742: 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 MD Hundred - Benedict: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 416-269: READING, PART OF : 331 acres; Possession of - 331 Acres - Coleman, Thomas: ESCHEAT, the original tract called READING Re-Surveyed 22 May 1721 for Thomas Coleman lying in the county aforesaid, beginning at a bounded white oak.: Other Tracts Mentioned: READING; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},

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