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

Joseph Wright

Male Bef 1752 - 1805  (> 53 years)


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  • Name Joseph Wright 
    Born Bef 1752  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1805  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I96986  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2022 

    Father William Wright,   b. Bef 1747, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1774, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne MNU Wright,   d. Between 1767 and 1774, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F12124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Joseph Wright,   b. Bef 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. John Watson Wright,   b. Bef 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1807, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Wright,   b. Bef 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Jemima Wright,   b. Bef 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Rebecca Wright,   b. Bef 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Anne Wright,   b. Bef 1787, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Mary Wright,   b. Bef 1787, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F27555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • not proved as son ... but related via tract of land
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 591 JOSEPH WRIGHT 04/21/1803 01/26/1805
      "being in Perfect Health of Body..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Joseph Wright --son
      -to have that part 2 tracts of land lying in both Charles and Prince George's Counties called "The Forrest" and "Chance" which lie to the eastward of the swamp and the boundaries of division beginning in the given line of the land of John Smith where it crosses the Cool Spring Branch thence up and with the branch to son Joseph Wright's spring and thence to a marked box white oak standing at the head of the branch and thence to a marked walnut tree and thence to a marked cherry tree being the 1st line of "Chance" where there is also a stone placed
      -to have Negro "Bob"
      -to have testator's short gun and 1/2 of the cider casks and tubs together with 1/2 of testator's working tools --except for the grind stone and cross cut saw which testator desires to be kept on the plantation for the use of his sons
      -named executor and instructed to sell the remainder of the estate and the money from the sale to be divided among testator's children
      2. John Watson Wright --son
      -to have all the remaining part of testator's land lying in Charles Counry and to the westward of the above division lines being part of" Chance" and part of "The Forrest" and "Chance Addition"
      -to have testator's Iong gun. 1/2 of casks and tubs and 1/2 of the working tools
      -to have Negro woman "Mary"
      3. Ann Serrat --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Mill"
      4. Mary Adams --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Catherine"
      5. Elizabeth Watson -daughter
      -to have Negro boy "Harry"
      6, Jamima Robey --daughter
      -to have Negro boy "Clem"
      7. Rebecca Gibbons --daughter
      -to have Negro girl "Charity"
      Witnesses: James A. Perrie
      John T. Wood
      John Bean (mark)
      Then came: James Perrie and John Bean
      Note: the testator signed the will with his mark
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-7, 1777-1782; Page 565. John Smith's Will.
      I, John Smith of CC, am sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory. Firstly, I want all my just debts paid.
      To my son Thomas Smith - the Negro woman named Sarah and one Negro girl named Lett.
      To my son John Smith - all that part of my plantation which he now possesses, together with a warrant returned into the Office for 11 acres, lying in CC. Also, a Negro girl named Luraner.
      To my daughter Rebecca Davis - a Negro girl named Elizabeth, now in her possession, and a Negro boy named Charles.
      To my daughter Jane Smith - a Negro girl named Henrietta, together with a feather bed and furniture, 1 cow and calf, 1 sow and pigs, 1 ewe and lamb, 1 pewter dish and 4 plates, 1 basin, and 1 iron pot, with a loom and long wheel.
      To my wife Jane - a Negro boy, Peter, during her natural life, and at her death, to be given to any of my children which she shall think meet.
      To my wife Jane and my daughter Jane - all my land not already bequeathed, during my wife's widowhood, or the single life of my daughter, and after their death or marriage, to be the property of my son, John Smith.
      To my wife - the rest of my estate, to be enjoyed by her without waste, during her life or widowhood, and after her death, to be equally divided between all my children, namely, Thomas Smith, John Smith, Rebecca Davis, and Jane Smith.
      Executrix: my wife, Jane Smith.
      Signed Aug 18, 1778 - John Smith. Wit - C. Adams, John
      Billingsley, Hezekiah Billingsley, Joseph (T his mark) Wright.
      Probated Nov 21, 1780 by the oath of Jane Smith, the executrix, and by Hezekiah Billingsley and Joseph Wright, two of the witnesses. Thomas smith, the Heir at Law, is said to be out of this State and therefore not present. Jane, the widow, was present at the time of taking the above probate.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 57. Dec 15, 1775 from Joseph Wright of Prince George's County, planter, to John Smith of CC, planter, for 10 £10 shillings, 3 acres of land, it being part of a tract of land called The Forrest, lying in CC, bounded by the side of a small branch that falls into Zachiah Branch. Signed - Joseph (S his mark) Wright. Wit - Dan McLush, Jno Cooke (a Justice of Provincial Court). Recorded Jan 1, 1776.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Prince Georges County: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 375-18: FORREST: 1045 acres; Possession of - 1045 Acres - Spicer, George: Surveyed 5 Aug 1694 for James Biggers in Charles County: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Lies in Prince Georges County and there charged,1045 Acres - Charles Carroll from Isaac Cecil; 26 Nov 1717, John Smith from Charles Carroll; 5 Dec 1747
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: CHANCE; Owner: Herbert, William: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Jul 1, 1685 : Ref: Liber B#23 f 268: Map Location: S-18
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: CHANCE; Owner: Burges, Peter: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Sep 22, 1688: Ref: Liber 22 f 427 : Map Location: W-19
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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: FORREST, THE; Owner: Brooke, Thomas: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Sep 5, 1694 : Ref: Liber B#23 f 232: Map Location: T-16

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