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

Anne Browne

Female 1732 - 1800  (68 years)


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  • Name Anne Browne 
    Birth 1732  Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 6 Sep 1800  Fauquier County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8766  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Gustavus Dr Browne,   b. 10 Apr 1689, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 May 1762, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Frances Fowke,   b. 2 Feb 1692, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Nov 1744, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1710  Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Samuel Hanson,   b. 20 Dec 1716, Mulberry Grove, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Nov 1794, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Marriage Abt 29 Aug 1774  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Robert Horner,   b. 21 Jan 1718, Rippon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Sep 1773, Dumphries, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years) 
    Marriage 11 May 1758  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Gustavus Horner,   b. 26 Dec 1759, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Aug 1776, Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 16 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Gustavus Brown Horner,   b. 28 Feb 1761, Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Jan 1815, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 53 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. John Terry Horner,   b. 24 Jan 1763, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     4. William Horner,   b. 19 Mar 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Apr 1841, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. James Scott Horner,   b. 27 Mar 1772, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 May 1774, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 2 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F2537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 3 Samuel Rev Clagett,   b. 31 Jan 1718, Croome, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Sep 1756, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 38 years) 
    Marriage Jan 1756  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Clagett,   b. 1756, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Mar 1821, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F6007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 597.
      Ann Hanson, Will, April 8, 1800; October 3, 1800
      I, Ann Hanson of Fauquier County in the state of Virginia, though infirm in body, being of as sound judgment and understanding as in my ordinary health.
      To son Samuel Clagett, all that tract or parcel of land I bought of my son Gustavus Brown Horner, lying in Fauquier County and containing 300 acres.
      To son Samuel Clagett one other tract or parcel of land which I bought of a certain George Dodson containing 114 acres more or less and one adjoining to the before mentioned tract.
      I give the above mentioned lands to my son Samuel Clagett his heirs and assigns as an act of Justice because he sustained much loss by my second marriage.
      To grandson William Edmunds Horner, son of William Horner my house and lott of ground lying at Fauquier Court House with all its a appurtenances to him his heirs and assigns forever.
      Whereas my son Gustavus Brown Horner has given bond for a sum of money due to myself and children by Robert Horner, I give my share of the said bond both principal and interest to my son Gustavus Brown Horner and whereas I have a bond given by my son William Horner for a considerable sum of tobacco I give the said bond both principal and interest to my said son William Horner.
      To son John Horner, 50 pounds Virginia currency
      Understanding that Susannah W. Harris {wife of John A. Harris} grand-daughter of my late husband Samuel Hanson is needy, I give her sole use, and not under the control of her husband, the sum of 50 pounds current money of Maryland. I do this as a return for any expense my late husband Samuel Hanson may have been at on account of my children.
      To son Gustavus Brown Horner, my universal bible, and a large gold ring with a stone under which same of my sister Threlkelds heirs is set.
      To Ann Hanson, daughter of Col. Samuel Hanson of Georgetown, my silver shoe buckles set with stone and my gold sleeve buttons.
      To Mary Horner, wife of my son William, my suit of black satin
      To Frances Horner, wife of my son Gustavus Brown Horner, my black satin cloak and my laced head clothes.
      To granddaughters, Frances Horner, Elizabeth Horner and Catharine Horner a tambour muslin gown and all my remaining silk cloaths.
      To daughters of son Samuel Clagett, all my remaining cloaths.
      As I own no debts, I expect there will be money sufficient to pay off all the above mentioned legacies, but in case it should be found deficient, it is my will that such deficiency shall be made good out of the rents arising from the lands bequeathed by me to my son Samuel Clagett.
      To four sons, Samuel Clagett, Gustavus Brown Horner, John Horner, and William Horner, all the residue of my property.
      Executor: three sons, Samuel Clagett, Gustavus Brown Horner, and William Horner
      Signed: April 8, 1800 Ann Hanson
      Wit: Ann Ireland Brown, Gustavus R. Brown, Gustavus Brown Junr.

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      mss1 H 7842a 1308-1320 Virginia Historical Society Library Richmond VA
      G-206
      Will Book #3 page 299 Ann Hanson's Will
      In the name of God amen
      I Ann Hanson of Fauquier County in the State of Virginia though infirm in body being of a sound judement and unstanding in my ordinary health do make and ordain this my last will and testament Viz
      I give and bequesth to my son Samuel Clagett all that tract of parcel of land I bought of my son Gustavus Brown Horner lying in Fauquier Co and containing 300 acres more or less to him his heirs and assigns foreever I also give to my said son Samuel Clagett on other tract or parcel of land which I bought of a certain George Dodson containing 114 acres mor or less and one adjoining to the before menthioed tract to him his heirs and assigns foreever.
      I give the above mentionedland to my said son Samuel Clagett his heirs and assignes as an act of Justice because he sustained much losss by my second marriage.
      I give give and bequeath to my grandson William Edmunds Horner, son of William Horner my house and lott of ground lying at Fauquier C.H. {Court House} with allpts appertances to him his heirs and assigns forever.
      Whereas my son Gustavus Brown Horner has given bond for a sum of money due to myself and children by Robert Horner, I give my share of the said bond both principal and interest to my ---- son Gustavus Brown Horner and whereas I have a bond given by my son William Horner for a considerably farm of Tobacco I give the said bond both principal and interest to my said son William Horner
      I give 50 pounds Virginia currency to my son John Horner understanding that Susannah W. Harris (wife of John A. Harris) grand-dau of my late husband Samuel Hanson is needy. I give the said Susannah W. Harris for her sole use and not under the control of her husband the sume of 50 pounds current money of Maryland. I do this as a return for any expence my late husband Samuel Hanson may have him at on account of my childere. My bible and a large gold ring with astone ... gives personal items ... really hard to read the last couple paragraphs
      mentions Anne Hanson d/o Col Samuel Hanson of Georgetown

      proven 3 Oct 1800
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      http://www.kykinfolk.com/stafford/cemeteries/aquiaepiscem.htm
      Horner, Robert
      Jan 21, 1718 Sep 8, 1773
      Consort: Anne Horner (Dau. of Gustavus Brown, MD)
      Moved from Dipple (Prince William County, Virginia)

      probably died in Fairfax not Fauquier
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      mss1 H 7842a 1325-1416 Virginia Historical Society Library Richmond VA

      G-115: Dedicated to the memory of Mrs Ann Hanson of Charles County Md who died Sept 6th 1800 in the 68th year of her age by her son William Horner 1839

      === full abstract by Shirley follows
      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; [No page number]. [Extremely faded except for the last paragraph page 28]. especially moving, have given .. thence south perches then south .. 1756 .. and Gustavus Brown and the sd Samuel shall have the use of, complying with the conditions hereinafter expressed, that is to say, sd Samuel agrees that his estate, both real and personal, shall be liable to and chargeable with the repayment of the same sum of 300 £sterling to the sd Gustavus Brown in case of the death of the sd Samuel before his sd wife, in trust only for the use of the sd Ann and the heirs of her body begotten by the sd Samuel, and it is also agreed that the sd sum of money so to be paid out of the estate of the sd Samuel shall not be deemed to mean to hinder as Ann's right of dower in the lands. .. sd Gustavus Brown obliges sd Samuel Claggett to an exact compliance with the foregoing agreement. Sd Samuel Clagett gave bond to Gustavus Brown of CC, of 100 £sterling, this Jan 24, 1756, to warrant that Cleggett will truly perform every part of the contracts and agreements before recited on his part to be performed. Signed - Sam Clagett. Wit - Robt Yates, Tyer Thomas.
      CC. Received from Doctor Gustavus B[rown] as a marriage portion with his daughter" Ann, my wife, 300 £sterling, whereon I acquitted and fully discharge sd Gustavus Brown from all promises, contracts, and agreements made to me, in consideration of sd marriage. Signed Jan 4, 1756 - Saml Clagett. Wit - Robt Yates, Tyer Thomas.
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      CCLR G3:28

      At the Request of Gustavus Brown the following Instrument of writing was Recorded this 4th day of December Anno Domini 1756
      Whereas a Marriage has been had and Solomnized between Samuel Clagett of Charles County in the Province of maryland and Ann the daughter of the Doctor Gustavus Brown of the Same County and Province aforesaid Inconsideration Whereof the said Gustavus Brown hath Promised and agreed to Advance unto the Said Samuel Clagett Three Hundred Pounds Sterling which Sum it is agreed between the said Samuel Clagett and Gustavus Brown the said Samuel Shall have the use of Complying with the Condition herein After Expresed That is to Say the said Samuel agrees that his Estate both Real & Personal Sahll be liable to and Chargeable with the Repaiment of the Same Sum of Three Hundred Pounds Sterling to the said Gustavus Brown his heirs Exrs admn or Assigns in Case of the death of the afsd Samuel before his Said wife in Trust only and for the use of the said Ann & the heirs of her Body Begotten by the said Samuel and it is also agreed that the Said Sum of money so to be Paid out of the Estate of the said Samuel Shall not be deamed by any means to hinder or debate the said Ann from her Right of dower in the lands or the third or any Greater Part of his Personal Estate but that her right thereto Shall be as absolute as if the said Sum was not Subject to be Paid as aforesaid for the uses aforesaid and as the agreement aforesaid is Intended for the Profit and advantage of the Said Ann and the Issue of her Body According to the terms therein Expresed now it is further agreed between the said Samuel and Gustavus that in Case of the death of the said Ann leaving the said Samuel his Exrs admns Shall at his decease be Accountable to the Issue of the Said Samuel and ann if Any for the said Sum of Three Hundred Pounds Sterling and that his Estate Real and Personal Shall after his death be Subject to Stand Security for the said Paiment to the said Issue of the said Ann if their Shall be male and female Children at the Choice of the said Samuel and in what Proportion he thinks fit and it is further agreed between the said Samuel & Gustavus that if it Should happen that the said Ann Should die before the Said Samuel without Issue of her body that then and in Such Case the Real and Personal Estate of the said Samuel Shall after his death Stand liable to and Chargeable with the Repaiment of the said Sum of Three Hundred Pounds Sterling to the Said Gustavus his Exrs adms or Assigns for the use of one or more of the daughters of the said Gustavus Sisters of the said ann which the said Samuel by any Writing under his hand and Seal Executed in his life time or by his last will Shall direct and Appoint but Incase no Such Appointment be made in the life time of the said Samuel then the same Shall be Paid to the Legat Representatives of the said Ann or descendants of the said Gustavus Brown and to Inforce and oblige the said Samuel Clagett his heirs Executors & admns to an Exact Compliance with the foregoing agreement and to bind his Real and Personal with the duty of Discharging the following Bond is Passed
      Know ____ by these Presents that I Samuel Clagett of Charles County in the Province of maryland am held and firmly bound unto Gustavus Brown of the County and Province afsd in the full Sum of Six Hundred Pounds Sterling to which Payment well and Truly to be made to the said Gustavus Brown his Heirs Exrs admns or Assigns I bind my Heirs Executors & admns firmly by these Presence Sealed with my Seal and dated the Twenty forth day of January Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred fifty Six
      The Condition of the above obligation is Such that if the above bound Samuel Cleggett his heirs Exrs admns do in all things well and Truly Perform fulfill and keep all and Every the Parts of the Contracts and agreement before Recited on his Part to be Preformed fulfilled and kept then the above obligation to be utterly void of and of no Effect Else to Stand be and Remain infull force Power & Virtue in Law
      Signed Sealed & Delivered Saml: Clagett seal
      in the Presence of
      Rob: Yates
      Tyer Thomas
      at the foot of the above Instrument of writing was thus Indost Vizt:
      Charles County Sst I Acknowledge to have received from Doctor Gustavus Brown
      As a Marriage Portion with his daughter Ann my wife Three Hundred pounds Sterling whereupon I Acquited and fully discharge the said Gustavus Brown his Executors adminstrators from all Promises Contracts and agreements made to me in Consideration of the said Marriage as witness my hand this 24 day of January Anno Domini 1756
      Witness Saml: Clagett
      Rob: Yates
      Tyer Thomas
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 314. Virlinda Green's Will. Mar 27, 1779.
      I, Virlinda Green, of CC, am sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory.
      To my mother Clare Green and to my sisters Clare Green and Jane Green - all my estate, to be equally divided among them.
      Executrixes: my sd mother and sisters.
      Signed Dec 22, 1778 - Virlinda (X her mark) Green. Wit - Ann Hanson, Sam; Hanson.
      Probated on Mar 22, 1779 by Ann Hanson and Samuel Hanson, subscribing witnesses to be within will of Virlinda Green, late of CC, deceased.
      ===
      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 178.
      Proceedings of the Orphan Court, Jun 17, 1778.
      John Horner, son of Robert Horner, decd, being formerly bound to Jno Bush until age 21, produced a discharge from his master. He is (at the request of Samuel Hanson, who married the mother of sd Jno Horner) released from the servitude of sd Bush.
      I do hereby discharge John Horner from his apprenticeship on Mrs. Ann Hanson's indemnifying me from the Court. Signed Jun 16, 1778 - John Bush. Wit - Gerrard Fowke
      ===
      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 410. Mortgage, May 27, 1768 from Robert Horner of CC, merchant, to Zachariah Bond and Henry Greenfield Sothoron of St. Mary's County, merchants, for 513 £, the following tracts of land, viz, a tract of land called Hadlow, lying in CC, bounded by a red oak called the Wolf Pitt tree, containing about 234 acres; also, 2 other tracts of land in 1 deed which sd Horner purchased of William McHon (Machon), 1 called Parr and the other called Croppers Reserve, being in CC, the land called Parr being bounded by land called Hadlow, the main swamp side that runs into Piles' Fresh, John Heard's (Herd's) land called Hitchen, containing about 50 acres. The other tract of land called Croppers Reserve is bounded by the east side of Piles Fresh, the land called Hadlow, Hitchen, the land called Parr, the swamp of Piles', containing about 45 acres. Also, the land that sd Robert Horner bought of Robert Wood called Hadlow and Hitchen, on the east side of Piles Swamp, containing about 147 acres. Also, a tract of land bought of Peter Wood called Wood Low Grounds, lying in CC, bounded by land called Kitchen, containing about 15 acres. Also, a tract of land called simsons Chance, and bounded by the west side of Piles swamp, land called Saint Thomases, the east line of Calverts Hope, Saint Georges, the main run of Piles Swamp, containing about 186 acres. Also a tract of land called Keethes Rest which sd Robert Horner bought of Baker Brooks and Mary, his wife, in 1755, by deed, and laid out for about 100 acres. Also a tract of land called Hitchen, lying in CC, bounded by a tract of land called Lumley (Lumbly), containing about 50 acres, If, however, sd Robert Horner shall, on Jun 1, 1771, pay sd Zachariah Bond and Henry Greenfield Sothoron, the 513 £and the yearly interest for same at the rate of 6-1/2, to be paid as rent for the aid lands every Jun 1 for the term of 3 years, then these presents shall cease. Signed - Robt Horner. Wit - Allen Davies*, Thos Bond. Ann, wife of sd Robert Horner, relinquished her right of dower, Recorded May 29, 1768_
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 607, Aug 3, 1769 from Robert Horner of CC, gent, to Richard Brown of St Mary's County, Clerk, Thomas John Claggett of Calvert County, Clerk, and Cuthbert Bullitt of Prince William County, Virginia. In May [blank day], 1758, at CC, for and in consideration of a marriage then shortly to be had between sd Robert Horner and Ann Clagett, daughter of Gustavus Brown, Gent, of CC, now decd, sd Horner, in consideration of the fortune he expected to receive with the sd Ann and for a provision for sd Ann and her issue which he should have by sd marriage, entered into the following contract and agreement with sd Gustavus Brown for the use of sd Ann, to wit, whereas a marriage is intended between sd Horner, merchant, and sd Ann Clagett, daughter of Doctor Gustavus Brown and widow of Samuel Clagett, late of CC, Clerk, & whereas before sd Ann married Mr. Clagett, an agreement was entered into between Mr. Clagett and Gustavus Brown, whereby a provision was made for the security of sd Ann and her issue, if any. That agreement was recorded in CC. Sd Gustavus and Robert, in order to secure sd Ann and her son, Samuel Clagett, agree that whatever money, goods, chattels, or lands may come to ad Robert in right of the child of sd Ann and Samuel Clagett, shall be delivered up and paid back by sd Horner to sd minor when he arrives to the age of 20 years. If Robert dies before sd child reaches sd age, then sd money, goods, chattels, and lands shall be paid for the use of sd child out of the estate of sd Horner.
      Whatever money or property comes to Horner as Ann's part of her late husband's personal estate, if Ann dies before i Robert, Ann may dispose of the same by making a will; if she doesn't make a will, it vests in Horner; if Robert dies before Ann, full value in money for her use, during her life. The marriage took place on May 11, 1758. Sd Robert has since received from the representatives of sd Ann's late husband, Samuel Clagett, in right of Ann and her son, Samuel, exclusive of 300 £ settled upon her by her sd contract with sd Samuel Clagett, 865 £, which he has applied to his own use. Sd Gustavus Brown, by his will, devised to Ann, for her use and support, a legacy of 100 £, which sd Robert has also received or is about to receive, to his own use. Ann has relinquished her right of dower in deeds entered into by Robert involving 3 tracts of land, and 16 acres which belonged to Robert, lying in CC. Ann hereby releases to Robert any claim she might have to Robert's own particular estate, saving her own particular fortune. Several of the Negroes herein after mentioned are under mortgage, as well as the other personal estate, for the security of several sums of money due to several persons. Now this deed witnesses that sd Robert Horner, for and in consideration of the marriage contract and all the afd premises and for 100 £to Robert in hand paid by Richard Brown, Thomas John Claggett, and Cuthbert Bullet, has sold to sd Richard, Thomas, and Cuthbert, the following slaves, goods, and chattels, to wit, Quibus, yellow Jack, Leverpool, Adam, Peter, Moses, Rexum, Eolakie, Juda, Ben Sr, Ben Jr, old Jack, Samba, Hensey, Suckey, Phillis, Kate, Nell, yellow Charity, Nanny, Cloo, Mock, Pegg, Nancy, Moll, Black Charity, saran, Tom, and Jenny children of Nell, Harey, Jenny and Liza children of yellow Charity, Dick and Letty children of Black Charity Ledd Bett and Mock children of Phillis, Samara and Nell children of Mock Celia daughter to Pegg, Harry son of Nancy Isaac child of Henny, 1 quart with tankard, 1 large chaiste teapot, cream jug, silver and pint can of silver, 9 silver table spoons, 1 sil'v'er dividing spoon, 1 silver butter boat .. 12 plain China plates, 3 large hard mettle dishes, 12 water plates, 1 lot of hard metal dishes, 60 cattle, 1 bay stallion, 1 grey gelding, 1 bay gelding, 3 mares and colt, 1 sloop and 1 mahogany table and a riding chair. Sd Richard, Thomas, and Cuthbert shall sell and dispose of so many of the mortgaged slaves, goods, and chattels out of each mortgage, and not the one for the other unless at the request of Ann, as shall be sufficient to discharge the several encumbrances and mortgages upon the same, and then sell and dispose of the residue of sd slaves, goods, and chattels .. be sufficient to raise the afd sum of 865 £out of which 565 £shall be laid out in the purchase of lands, slaves, and other goods and chattels, to be vested in sd Richard, Thomas, and Cuthbert, in trust for the use and maintenance of Ann, during her natural life, free from the claim of Robert, and after the death of Ann, to such persons as Ann, in her will, shall direct, and for lack of such will, then to the use of Robert and such children as he may have by Ann, during the natural life of Robert, and after his death, to the use of sd children, to be equally divided between them. If the slaves and effects shall more than discharge the mortgages and raise the 865 £, then Richard, Thomas, and Cuthbert shall only sell sufficient to -raise 865 £, and reconvey the overplus to sd Horner. Signed Robt Horner. Wit - Zephaniah Nooe, Bennet Nooe, J
      Hawkins*. Recorded Aug 26, 1769.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 613. Marriage Settlement. Indenture tripartite made this Aug 12, 1774 between Samuel Hanson of CC, Gentleman, of the 1st part, Ann Horner, widow, of the 2nd part, and Gustavus Richard Brown, Doctor of Physick, and brother to sd Ann Horner, and as trustee mutually appointed by sd Samuel Hanson and Ann Horner, of the 3rd part, witnesses that whereas a marriage is intended shortly to be had between sd Samuel Hanson and sd Ann Horner, and sd Samuel wanting to make a proper settlement on Ann of part of his estate in case she survives him, and Ann being willing to accept the same in lieu of all dower right which she might have in the real and personal estate of Samuel if she survives him, now Samuel, for 5 shillings to Samuel paid by Gustavus, has sold to Gustavus, the following tracts of land in Portobacco Parish in CC: part of a tract of land called The Three Brothers containing about 160 acres; part of a tract of land called Robey's Help containing about 118 acres; a tract of land called the Gore containing about 45 acres. To have and to hold to Gustavus unto the use of Samuel until the marriage, and afterwards to the use of Samuel during his natural life, and after the death of Samuel, to the use of Ann during her natural life, and after the death of Ann, to the use of the heirs of Samuel. Samuel will pay Ann 500 £if the marriage takes place and Ann outlives Samuel, to be paid in 6 equal payments at the end of every quarter of a year after the death of Samuel. It Ann survives Samuel, Ann may use and occupy one half of the now dwelling house of Samuel, as she shall choose to lay it off one half of the plantation whereon sd Samuel now lives, to be laid off as Ann thinks proper, together with half the houses on sd dwelling plantation, and one half of the profits of the Water mill of Samuel on the same plantation, and that Ann has liberty to get firewood wherever she pleases on sd plantation. Ann's use of half the dwelling house, plantation, and mill, is to continue for one whole year after the death of Samuel and no longer. Sd Ann Horner and her children by Robert Horner, her decd husband, may use and possess, all estate, goods, chattels, rights, credits, and effects which Ann has as a widow or relict of sd Robert Horner, may have. Signed - Sam: Hanson, Ann Horner, G.R. Brown. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Dan Jenifer. Recorded Aug 29, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 621. Deed of Gift. We, James Scott of Prince William County, Virginia, Richard Brown, Isaac Campbell, John Clegatt, Thomas Bond, Henry Thelkkeld, Gustavus Richard Brown, and Thomas Stone of Maryland, for the love we have for Ann Horner of CC, widow of Robert Horner, decd, and for Robert Horner, Gustavus Brown Horner, John Terry Horner, William Horner, and James Scott Horner, her children, & for the support and maintenance of sd Ann, we hereby give Ann and her children afd, the following sums of money, that is to say, James Scott gives 50 £, Richard Brown gives 50 £, Isaac Campbell gives 50 £, Thomas John Clegatt gives [blank], Thomas Bond gives 30 £Henry Threlkeld gives [blank], Gustavus Richard Brown gives 15 £, and Thomas Stone gives 10 £Sd money is to be used to purchase the following Negroes, to wit, a man called Hollyhy, and a woman called Pegg, with Celia, her child, and Sam & Nell, the children of Monica, and as many more Negroes and other necessaries as sd money will pay for, to sd Ann, during her natural life, so that Ann can support and maintain herself and her children afd, without wasting the principal stock of negroes. After the death of Ann, the Negroes are to go to the afd grantors, to be equally divided between them. The legal estate of the afd Negroes and other things bought with the money afd, is vested in sd children of Ann, and the children shall have then upon the death of Ann. Signed - Mar 28, 1774 - James
      Scott, Thomas Stone before M.T. Stone, Richard Brown before Jno A. Clarke, James Scott before John Scott, G.R. Brown before James Wallace, Thomas Bond before Richard Brown. Recorded Sep 20, 1774.
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      1774-1780 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber CC 2 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 4. At the request of Thomas John Clagett the following Lease was recorded October 19, 1774
      Indenture made October 12, 1774; Samuel Hanson, gentleman of Charles County, Maryland and Ann Hanson his wife in consideration of the rents and covenants hereinafter contained has demised and to farm let by these presents unto Thomas John Clagett, clerk of Calvert County, Maryland a tenement being the thirds of a tract called "Croom" which they have a right to by virtue of Ann's intermarriage with the late Rev. Samuel Clagett of Charles County, Maryland. To have and to hold during the natural life of Ann Hanson and no longer, paying annually on or before October 12th, 12 pounds, circulating money, provided always and whereas 150 acres part of the aforesaid tract called "Croom" purchased by the late Rev. Samuel Clagett of Leonard Piles is now claimed by the heirs in tail of Francis Piles father of Leonard Piles who threatens to bring suit for recovery of the said 150 acres if such suit should be actually brought in recovery had by law and Thomas John Clagett should be ousted of the possession of the said 150 acres then in such case no more than 9 pounds 10 shillings common circulating money shall be paid annually from the time of such ouster. Signed Samuel Hanson, Ann Hanson, Thomas John Clagett in the presence of and acknowledged before Daniel Jenifer, Samuel Lowe (JP's of Charles County, Maryland)
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 639. Deed of Gift. I, Thomas John Clagett of Calvert County, Clerk, for 5 shillings and for the great esteem I have for Ann Hanson the children she had by Robert Horner, to wit, Robert Gustavus Brown, John Terry, & William Horner, do hereby give them a Negro girl named Celia (the daughter of a Negro woman named Pegg), which I purchased of sd Robert Horner. Sd Negro and her increase I give to sd Ann during her natural life, and after her death, to the children of sd Robert Horner afd. Signed Oct 12, 1774 - Thos Jno Clagett. Wit - Dan Jenifer*, Saml Love*. Recorded Oct 18, 1774.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 304_ Instrument of writing, recorded at the request of William Horner. CC, Jun 21, 1788. Then came Mrs. Anna Hanson (formerly the wife of Capt. Robert Horner, decd) and made oath before me that on May 11, 1758, a marriage took place between the sd Robert Horner and her, and that in the course of this marriage, they had several children, and among others, Gustavus Brown Horner, born Feb 28, 1761, John Terry Horner, born Jan 24, 1763, and William Horner, born Mar 19, 1766. Sworn before Rich Barnes*. Recorded Jun 24, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 426. Lease, Jun 9 1795 from Gustavus Richard Brown, Trustee appointed by marriage contract made by Samuel Hanson and Anne Horner on Aug 12, 1774, to Henry Green of CC, the lease to Henry Green of the lands and tenements mentioned in the marriage contract, for the use of Mrs. Anne Hanson during her life, free from the hindrance of sd Gustavus Richard Brown. The 1st year's rent, beginning Dec 24, 1794, is 500 lbs of tobacco n Pomonkey or Piscataway inspection houses, to be paid on May 1, 1796, and for the 2nd year, 2500 lbs of tobacco, and so on, annually, on May 1, during the life of Anne Hanson. When Henry Green dies, this contract shall cease. signed - G.R. Brown. Wit - Rich Barnes*, James Freeman Recorded Jul 7, 1795

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