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

Mary Digges

Female 1745 - 1805  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Mary Digges 
    Born Aug 1745  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Jan 1805  "Needwood", Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9168  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Ignatius Digges,   b. 1707, "Mellwood Parke", Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Parnham,   b. Abt 1717, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1748, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1744  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Governor Sim Lee,   b. 29 Oct 1745, Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges Co. MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1819, "Needwood", Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1771  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Christian Lee,   b. Abt 1780, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F6298  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • YOUNG, ANN, Prince George's Co. 6 Jun, 1764
      9 Oct. 1764
      Children: Mary Diggs, Eleanor, Charles and Notly Young,
      Grandchildren: Daniel and Mary Carroll.
      Son-in-law: Ignatius Diggs, husband of Mary Diggs.
      Ex: Son Notly Young.
      Wit: Elizabeth Cooksley, Basil Waring. 33.
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 221 IGNATIUS DIGGES 03/25/1784 08122/1785
      "being infirm of Body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1, Mary Digges --wife
      -to have the use of the following lands for her natural life "Melwood Park" along wl the house testator now Lives in and all other improvements thereon, "Treeshool Farm" "Charles's Hills" "Chillum Castle" and also a part of a tract of land which testator purchased from William Beall and the land which testator purchased from Charles Burgess
      -to have 50 Negroes which she must choose out of all the Negrucs testator owns which may be on the above lands
      -to have all the stock that may be on the plantations
      -to have the furniture of every kind in the house at the time of testator's decease_ the plate excepted --but to have the use of the plate for her natural life
      -the above Legacies in full of the claims she may have against the estate in consequence of any agreement or settlement made between the two of than
      -should she choose carpenter "Aaron" and his wife and children as part of the Negroes she is to have, the testator desires that they be kept at Melwood to make and repair the necessary buildings and whereas there is a blacksmith at Melwood Park should widow choose him., then he is to continue his work on the several plantations. -named executrix of the will
      2. Ignatius Diges Lee --grandson
      -to have the place at widow's decease
      -to have along wl testator's widow all of the bonds and other debts due testator to be divided between them
      -to have all of testator's lands given to widow to have after her decease
      -to have all of testator's lands lying in Montgomery. County along w/Negroes and stock of every kind
      -to have all the several tracts of land at Aquascos along w/Negroes and stock
      -to have the 50 Negroes left to widow
      -to have all of testator's interest in the town of Upper Marlborough
      -the produce of the plantations bequeathed to him are to be applied to his education and the surplus to be laid up for him against "his return to Maryland" and should he die before coming of age then the legacies left him to fall to his mother Mary Lee in order that she may better provide For her other children
      -the room or chapel he kept "for the use of divine service" until he takes possession of the plantation "Melwood
      3. Thomas Lee --grandson
      William Lee --grandson
      Molly Lee --granddaughter
      Arche Lee --grandson
      Elizabeth Lee --granddaughter
      -as there will be Negroes left over after widow has made her choice of 50 out of Negroes testator has in his possession, they are to have 4 each
      4. Mary Lee --daughter
      to have all of testator's lots in the Town of Marleborourgh
      5. Thomas Sim Lee. Esq.
      -he and his wife to have all the Negroes they have in their possession which were given them by testator
      -to have 2 bonds which testator let him have amounting to about 250 pounds sterling and also a state certificate for 1418 pounds specie
      -to have the money due testator from Messrs. William and Robert Molleson, late merchants in London whether in their own hands or in the hands of Mr. Thomas Contee or any ether agent in Maryland
      6. Rev. Thomas Digges --brother
      -whereas he has lived with the testator "for many years passed and assisted my family and further relying on the zeal piety and good disposition of my Dear and beloved wife to see this part" of the will is complied with that testator desires that he may still live in the family and operate as usual in the said chapel
      -to have the sole management of the estates both real and personal which have already been given to testator's grandson Ignatius
      7. Nathaniel Magruder
      -whereas he has purchased land from testator and has paid for 1/2 of the said land, widow is empowered to make over the deed of bargain and sale to him on the 1/2 of the land
      Witnesses: Henry Rozer, Robert Darnall, Notley Young
      then came: the three above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 162, Sep 11, 1787 from Thomas Sim Lee and Mary Lee, his wife (formerly Mary Digges) of Frederick County, to Raphael Boarman of CC. Whereas the sd Mary, with Walter Hyde Hoxton, late of Prince George's County, dead, were joint heirs of Eliza Parnham, who died seized of part of a tract of land which was granted to John Hatch of CC on Oct 22, 1650, lying on the west side of Wiccomoco River, bounded by one of the bounded trees of Thomas Hatton, containing about 82 acres. Now this deed further witnesses that the sd Thomas Sim Lee and Mary Lee, his wife, for 297 £3 shillings, have sold to ad Raphael Boarman, the one undivided moiety or half part of the abovementioned land. Signed - Tho. S, Lee, Mary Lee. Wit - Wm Luckett, Wm Magruder. This deed was acknowledged by
      Thomas Sim and Mary Lee in Frederick County before sd Luckett and Magruder, JPs of sd county. Wm Ritchie, Clk Fred. Coty Court, certified that William Luckett and William Magruder Esqs, are Frederick County JPs. Recorded Nov 17, 1787.

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