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

Richard Lemaster

Male 1669 - 1736  (66 years)


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  • Name Richard Lemaster  [1
    Born 1669  Saint Marys County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between Nov 1735 and Jun 1736  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9882  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Abraham Lemaster,   b. 1639, St. Marie's (St. Mary) Parish, Isle of Jersey , off of coast of France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1722, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Cooksey,   b. Abt 1647,   d. Abt 1727, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1663  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha MNU Lemaster,   b. Bef 1673,   d. Aft 1713, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1687  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Lemaster,   b. Abt 1687, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1740, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)  [natural]
     2. Richard Lemaster,   b. 1691, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Lemaster,   b. 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 49 years)  [natural]
     4. John Lemaster,   b. 1697, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)  [natural]
     5. Elizabeth Lemaster,   b. 1704, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Martha Lemaster,   b. 1706, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. William Lemaster,   b. 1710, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1796 and 1800, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     8. Abraham Lemaster,   b. 1713, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1778, Berkeley County, West Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F6793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      page 148
      Richard's Children.
      Various lists of children for Richard and Martha have
      been claimed. I am taking the conservative view and have
      assigned them only 4 children - Mary, Richard, John, and
      Abraham. In fact, even dau. Mary is not proved. In 1937
      Miss Varina D. Hanna wrote in the Maryland Genealogical
      Bulletin that the wife of Thomas Hays was Mary LeMaistre,
      dau. of Richard LeMaistre. Since then it has been accepted
      as fact. It may well be true, but the only circumstantial
      evidence I have seen is that in Aug. 1713, Richard and Martha
      Lemaster sold "Noe's Desart" to Thomas Hays, and when Richard
      Lemaster and Thomas Hays sold the land in Aug. 1723 to Edward
      Davis, Jr., Thomas' wife was named Mary.
      "Lemasters, U.S.A." adds three other children: Joseph,
      Isaac, and William C. I am not including Joseph because
      I have never seen a single record of a Joseph that is likely
      Richard's son. For a son of Richard, we need a record of
      an adult Joseph at least by the 1750's and we have none until
      the mid-1770's •. "Lemasters, U.S.A." cited one early record
      for such a Joseph, but I ordered the 1728 Testamentary
      Proceedings cited, and there is no such record. There was
      a Joseph Lancaster in Charles Co. at the time in question.
      The Isaac Lemaster, b. 1695, and claimed by "Lemasters,
      U.S.A." to be a son of Richard was actually Richard's brother
      Isaac [5.] The confusion arose because Isaac's birthdate
      makes him old enough to be Richard's son. The claim that
      Richard and Martha had a son William C. Lemaster is completely
      unfounded. It results from a misreading of the Feb. 1731
      deed by John Lemaster [7.] and wife Christian to Christian's
      Cooksey children, which included a William.
      The above is not to say that Richard and Martha did not
      have sons named Joseph, Isaac, or possibly even a William,
      but just that without a single record of them, there is no
      basis to say that they did. The same is true of claims by
      others of additional children for Richard and Martha.

      Nov. 1773 - The following deposition was given at a land commission for "George's Rest" owned by Edward Edelen.
      Edward Cadell, aged 53 years or thereabouts, declareth that about 36 years or thereabouts ago at the place where this deponent now stands there was a bound stump which was then proved on commission by Richard Lemaster, John Tenison and John Nalley to be the second bound tree of a tract of land called "Betty's Delight" which is the place where the above Ignatius Gerrard Boarman has sworn to.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber U No. 3, Page 600

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      1698 - Richard Lemastre, his bill of sale from William Lewsman/Lowsman.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber W, Page 166 (from Index, Liber W itself has been lost.)

      1698 - Charles Co., Md. Levy of 1698. Alexander Willson per Richard Lemaster assigned to Capt. John Bayne - 1 wolf's head, 200 lbs. tobacco.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber X, Page 245.

      1699 - Charles Co., Md. Levy of 1699. Capt. John Bayne assigned by Richard Lemaster - 1 wolf's head, 200 lbs. tobacco.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber X, Page 249.

      Sep. 1700 - The Grand Jury presents Richard Lemaster, of Charles Co., planter, for that he the said Richard on or about the 14th day of March 1699/1700, at Portobacco, a certain mare being the proper mare of one Philip Lynes of Charles Co., Gent., without the license of him the said Lynes, did feloniously rebrand, being branded before of the said Lynes his proper brand.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber Y, Page 77.
      Comment: The case against Richard was dropped at the Jan. 1700/01 Court. Liber Y, Page 127.

      Dec. 2 and 8, 1718 - Renunciation of Susanna Ray widow of Luke Ray (Prince George's Co.), recommending Mr. Richard Lamaster (greatest creditor.) Date: Dec. 2, 1718. Witnesses: John Demall, Elinor Lee. Said Lamaster was granted administration. Sureties: Bernard White, Ruben Ross. Date: Dec. 8, 1718.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 23, Page 294.

      1733 - Richard Lemaster is in the 1733 Tax List of Newport West Side Lower Part, Charles Co., Md., with 2 taxables (dwelling no. 28.)

      June 1767 - The following depositions were given at a land commission for "Bowlings Plains" owned by Oliver Burch.
      --Ann Tubb, aged 60 or thereabouts, declares that about 40 or 50 years ago old Justinian Burch showed her the place where she now stands which place is near a small branch and in the edge of an Old field belonging to Marsham Queen and told her this deponent that it had been showed a bound tree of his the said Burch's land by old Richard Lemaster, also that the dividing line between the said Burch and Luke Clark of St. Mary's County went from this place to the Ponds. Signed Ann Tubb ("X" her mark.)
      --Richard Slater, aged 57, declares that about 37 years ago he was present when old Richard Lemaster proved a bound tree of old Justinian Burch's land to stand near the place where this deponent now stands which place is 46 steps from Mr. Queen's Pond and 57 steps from a road that leads from the main Road from Bryan Town to Newport to Mr. Queen's house. Signed Richard Slater ("R" his mark.)
      --Thomas Bowling, aged 63 years or thereabouts, declares that about 39 years ago Justinian Burch had Commission to prove the bounds of his land and that Richard Lemaster proved the place or near the place where this deponent now is which place is the same as described in the above deposition of Richard Slater to be a boundary of the said Burch's land sold by John Bowling to [old] Oliver Burch. Signed Thomas Bowling.
      --Justinian Burch, aged 53 years, declares that upwards of 40 years ago he was showed a bound gum by Richard Lemaster which tree stands upon a Plain near the head of a small branch and in the fork of the roads which leads from Newport to Bryan Town and the other to Marsham Queen's house the said Lemaster told him it was the bounded gum of "Bowlings Plains." Signed Justinian Burch.
      --Richard Slater declares that about 40 years ago Richard Lemaster tOld Justinian Burch that he the said Burch had a bounded black gum standing in the forks of the Roads mentioned in Justinian Burch's deposition above and at the same time Lemaster came with old Mr. Burch and showed the tree. Signed Richard Slater ("R" his mark.)
      --Jane Johnson, aged 50 or thereabouts, declares ....
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber P No. 3, pp. 501-4.

      Feb. 1775 - The following deposition was taken at a land commission for "Stephan Coleman" owned by Benjamin Dent.
      Edward Caudle/Cadle, aged 53 years or thereabouts being now on a plain in the woods on the East side of a main road that leads from Allens Fresh to Bryan Town at the edge of a pond through which the said road leads deposeth that between 30 and 40 years ago his father John Caudle had a Commission to prove the bounds of his land and this deponent being present saw Richard Lamaster and Nathaniel Suit prove the spot whereon he now stands to be the last boundary of a tract of land called "Saint Stephen Coleman" and a boundary of a tract of land [of?] old Major Hall's and this deponent's father saith that at the time aforesaid there was the root of a tree a stump lying in the place now showed which was proved to be a Spanish Oak by the said Lemaster and Suit.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber Y No. 3, Page 483.
      ===
      Maj. William Boarman 32B.247 A CH £304.1.8 £58.13.4 Sep 4 1711
      Received from: Richard Lemaster, Jacob Miller,
      Payments to: Mr. James Heath, Capt. Thomas Crabb, Alexander Willson, Capt. Walter Story, Nathaniell Seutte, John Bowling, Lord Baltimore, Madam Mary Contee, Capt. Thomas Dent, John Sanders, William Balden, Esq.
      Executrix: Mary Sanders, wife of Mr. John Sanders.
      ===
      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 161
      13 Apr 1710; Recorded at request of Madam Mary Contee:
      24 Mar 1710; Indenture from Richard Lemaster to Mary Contee, widow; for £9 and 6,000# tobacco; 2 tracts of land; one called GEORGES REST on the west side of a branch of Zachia Swamp formerly in St. Mary's Co.; bounded by Dennis Husoulaw and THE HILLS, part of a tract conveyed 1671 from William Boarman of St. Mary's County, Gent. to Abraham Lemaster, father of the afsd. Richard; from Abraham to William Taylor of Arundel County, Gent.; from Taylor to Richard Lemaster afsd.; containing 100 acres; also a tract called STRIFE conveyed to Richard Lemaster from Benja. Hall, Gent. dated 12 Dec 1706; tract Hall sold to Samuel Smallwood of St. Mary's Co.; bounded by Wm. Boarman, land of Abraham Lemaster called BETTY DELIGHT; containing 100 acres; /s/ Richard Lemaster; wit. Alexander Contee, John Rogers; ack. by Richard Lemaster and Martha his wife
      ===
      Charles County Land Records, Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 5
      27 Mar 1714; Recorded at request of Thomas Hays:
      13 Aug 1713; Indenture from Richard Lemaister, planter, to Thomas Hays, planter; for 2,000# tobacco; a parcel called Noe's Desart; bounded by Betty's Delight and Calvert Hope; laid out for 96 acres; /s/ Richard Lemaister, Martha Lemaister (mark); ack. 13 Aug 1713 by Richard Lemaister and Mary his wife
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 14
      26 Jun 1716; Recorded at request of George Walls, Jr.:
      13 Jun 1716; Deed of Gift from Richard Lemaster for love and favour of his friend George Walls, Sr. to George Walls, Jr. a bright bay mare; /s/ Richard Lemaster
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 157.
      At the request of Jno Nalley of CC, the following deed was recorded Aug 22, 1724.
      Aug 11, 1724 from Richard Lemaster of CC, carpenter, to John Nalley of CC, planter, for 8000 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land called LANGLEY, lying in CC, bounded by a red oak sapling standing at the edge of Green's cleared ground, a parcel of land called STRIFE, Major Wm Boarman, a white oak of Bettys Delight, containing and laid out for about 75 acres. Signed - Rd Lemaster. Wit - Walter Story*, Jno Briscoe*.
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 393. At the request of Richard Lamastre_of CC, the following deed was recorded Nov 25, 1727.
      Sep 29, 1727 from John Lemastre of CC, planter, to Richard Lemastre of CC, carpenter, for 5000 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land called Bettyes Delight, being in CC (formerly in St Mary's County but now CC), the same being first granted to Edward Evans of St Mary's County, by his Lordship's patent dated Aug 1, 1673, and by sd Evans, by his deed dated Nov 10, 1685, conveyed to Abraham Lamaster, father of the parties to these presents, and by sd Abraham, by his will, devised to the afd John Lemaster. The land is bounded by a bounded red oak near Capt Boarman's near the land of Hallsplace, containing and laid out for about 200 acres. Also, all that tract of land in CC on the east side of Zachiah Swamp, called Lemasters Delight, originally granted to Abraham Lemaster of CC, by his Lordship's patent dated Oct 1, 1700, bounded by a roadside that leads towards Mr. Thomas Mudd's house, containing and laid out for about 200 acres. To have and to hold, the afd tracts of land called Bettyes Delight & Lemasters Delight. Signed - John (++t his mark) Lemaster. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Wm Morphy, Geo Dent*.
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 396. At the request of Daniel Jenifer of CC, Gent, the following deed was recorded this Nov 27, 1727.
      Sep 29, 1727 from Richard Lemastre of CC, carpenter, to Daniel Jenifer of CC, chyrugeon [surgeon], for 8000 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land called Lemasters Hope in CC on the east side of Zachiah Swamp, bounded by a road side that leads to a plantation where Mr. Thomas Mudd formerly dwelled, whereon Mr. Thomas Jameson now dwells, containing and 'Laid out for about 491 acres. Signed - Richard Lemaster. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Wm Morphy, Geo Dent*
      ===
      GEORGES REST may be BAKERS REST
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 304-18: HILLS, THE: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Hoskins, Philip Col: Surveyed 17 Aug 1654 for James Manns on the West side of Port Tobacco Creek.: Other Tracts Mentioned: HARWOOD; ; ; other notes - Resurveyed into HARWOOD, 8 Aug 1726, folio 408, 150 Acres - Walter Hanson from Notley Maddox; 22 June 1730,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 362-4: STRIFE: 235 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Lemaster, Richard: Surveyed 20 Jan 1699 for Benjamin Hall beginning at a bound locust: Other notes - 100 Acres - Mary Contee from Richard Lemaster; 24 March 1709, 135 Acres - Samuel Smallwood from Benjamin Hall; 19 Dec 1706,135 Acres - John Tennison from William Rogers & Mary; 26 Oct 1723, 135 Acres - Ignatius Tennison from John Tennison; 1 Jan 1742, 50 Acres - James Mudd from John Martin Jr.; 8 Nov 1743, Smith (?) Hawkins from James Mudd; 17 Oct 1747,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 367-36: STRIFE: 235 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Lemaster, Richard: Surveyed 20 Jan 1699 for Capt Benjamin Hall beginning at a bound locust: Other notes - , 135 Acres - Philemon Hensley from Samuel Smallwood; 17 April 1712,Entered before in folio 362, , , ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 308-42: BETTYS DELIGHT: 150 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Hanson, John Sr. : Surveyed 22 Oct 1670 for Thomas Cocker at a bound oak standing on the West side of Port Tobacco Creek near the main road.: Other notes - Isaac Lemaster from Abraham Lemaster; 9 Sept 1721, 100 Acres - Abraham Harguis from John Lemaster; 3 Feb 1747,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 367-37: BETTYS DELIGHT: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Lemaster, Abraham: Surveyed 22 Aug 1672 for Edward Evans at a bound black oak of Capt Boarman's near HALLS PLACE: Other Tracts Mentioned: HALLS PLACE; ; ; other notes - 200 Acres - Richard Lemaster from John Lemaster; 29 Sept 1727, 60 Acres - Thomas Higdon from Sarah Tennison; 9 June 1752,

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