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

Benjamin Cawood

Male 1712 - 1783  (71 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Cawood 
    Born 1712  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Mar 1783  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003418  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father John Cawood,   b. 1693, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Berkeley County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Smallwood,   b. 1695, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1711  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor MNU Cawood,   b. 1735, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 47 years) 
    Married Aft 1751  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Moses Cawood,   b. Bef 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1811, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years)
     2. John Cawood,   b. Bef 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Benjamin Cawood,   b. Bef 1746, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1805, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
     4. Smallwood Cawood,   b. Abt 1746, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     5. Stephen Cawood,   b. Abt 1747, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F01132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County, St. John's and Prince George Parishes Maryland State Census 1776, pg 74
      Benjamin Caywood, 64: 24: 18: 13: 15: 13
      Elianor, 41: 12
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      Folio 159 BENJAMIN CAWOOD PG 01/02/1783 03/01/1783
      "being in a perfect state of memory .. "
      Bequeaths to:
      I. John Cawood --son
      Smallwood Cawood --son
      Moses Cawood --son
      Stephen Cawood --son
      -to have all of testator's moveable estate to be divided equally among them
      -John and Smallwood named executors of the will
      Witnesses: Richard Clagett, James King, William Shaw (mark)
      Then came: Richard Clagett and James King
      Note: the testator signed the will with his mark
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      Thomas Cawood 94.274 CH 151.1.9 May 12 1767 Jul 6 1767
      Appraisers: Thomas Darnall, Thomas Robey, Jr.
      Creditors: James Marshall for John Glassford & Co., John Baynes for Robert Walters.
      Next of kin: Mary Cawood, Benjamin Cawood.
      Executor: Stephen Cawood.
      ===
      Thomas Cawood 6.254 D CH 55.4.2 Jun 28 1773
      Sureties: Benjamin Cawood, Thomas Bowman,
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to 3 sons & 4 daughters (unnamed, equally),
      Executor (surviving): Stephen Cawood,
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      BERRY, SAMUEL, Charles Co. 7 Sept. 1775 18 March 1776
      To sister Elizabeth Berry, Negro wench Cate during life then to my son Thomas, Ex., also to sister 50 acres of land on Cool Spring Branch and stock during life.
      To sister Anne Berry, 20 in produce.
      To cousin Samuel Berry son of Humphrey Berry, Negro man Robin.
      To Elizabeth Willet, Negro boy Will, stock.
      Wit: Benja. Cawood Thos. Smallwood, Jr.; Mary Cawood, wife of Benja. 40.687

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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 576. Mortgage. 1, Benjamin Cawood Sr of CC, planter, for 20 12 shillings and 6 pence from me due to Robert Fergussion (Fergusson) of Prince Georges County, I have sold to sd Fergusson 1 pied cow and calf, 3 yearlings, 2 heifers, all pied, 18 sheep including lambs .. pigs.. 1 bay horse, bay mare, 1 feather bed & furniture, 6 pewter dishes, and 2 down pewter plates, 1 cart shod and boxed, 1 4-foot maple -table, 1 walnut chest 4 feet long, and 1 gun. If, however, pay sd Fergusson the afd sum with legal interest by next Nov 1, then this instrument of writing shall cease. Signed Jun 19, 1769 - Benj (B his mark) Cawood. Wit - Geo Lee*, Luke Wheelor. Recorded Jun 21, 1769,
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 718. Hill of Sale. I, Benjamin Cawood Sr of CC, planter, for 69 9 shillings and 6 pence due and owing to Stephen Cawood, son of Thomas, of CC, have sold to sd Stephen Cawood, 1 pied cow and calf, 1 heifer, 18 sheep including lambs, 13 hogs, 1 bay horse, 4 feather beds and furniture, 6 pewter dishes and 24 pewter plates, 1 cart shod and boxed, 1 walnut table 3 feet long, 1 walnut chest 4 feet long, 1 gun, 3 iron pots, 10 100-gallon cider casks, .. leather trunks, 1 set coopers tools, 1 hand saw, 2 augers, 1 chisel, 1 gouge, 1 carpenter's hammer, 1 narrow axe, 1 broad axe, 1 bell, 1 iron pestle, 6 dry tubs holding 100 gallons each, 2 large stone butter pots, 2 earthen ditto, 1 box iron and heaters, 9 cheers (chairs], 1 cooper spice mawter [spice mortar], 2 pewter basins, 1 woman's saddle, 1 net wooden ware, 1 pair cotton and 1 pair wool cards, 1 small trunk.
      Jun 13, 1770 - Benjamin (B his mark) Cawood Sr. Wit - Jo Dent*, Robt Fergusson. Recorded Jun 13rd 1770
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      Provincial Court Land Records, 1765-1770
      Volume 725, Page 315

      This Indenture Tripartite made this thirtieth Day of September in the
      Year of our Lord seventeen hundred and sixty seven Between John Cawood of Frederick
      County in the Colony of Virginia planter son and Devisee of Stephen Cawood late of
      Charles County in the Province of Maryland deceased of the one part and James Marshall
      of Prince Georges County in the Province of Maryland Merchant of the second part and
      Benjamin Cawood son of the said John Cawood of Charles County in the Province of Maryland
      planter of the third part Witnesseth that the said John Cawood for and in consideration
      of the sum of one hundred and ten Pounds Current Money to him in hand paid by the said James
      Marshall at or before the sealing and Delivery of these presents paid the receipt whereof
      is hereby acknowledged and for the Docking barring and extinguishing all Estates Tail and
      all Reversions and Remainders thereupon expectant or depending of and in the Lands Tenements
      and Hereditaments herein after mentioned he the said John Cawood (by and with the advice and
      consent of the said Benjamin Cawood the son testified by his being a Party to and his
      sealing and executing these presents Hath granted bargained sold aliened released and
      confirmed and by these presents Doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto
      him the said James Marshall (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain
      and sale to him thereof made by him the said John Cawood bearing Date the Day next before
      the Day of the Date of these presents for one whole Year commencing from the Day
      next before the Day of the Date thereof and by force of the statute for transferring uses into
      Possession) his Heirs and Assigns all that part of a Tract or parcel of Land called Hull
      lying and being in Charles County aforesaid that is to say so much of the said Tract as shall be
      contained at the Eastermost end of it as shall be divided by a small branch Westerly from
      the Dwelling House about sixty yards and to run as the said Branch goes tending into
      Mattawoman Main run and over the said run with a streight line from the Mouth of the said
      small branch until it intersects the give line of the said Tract
      of Land it being the same parcel of Land which was heretofore devised by the
      aforesaid Stephen Cawood to the aforesaid John Cawood in Tail Together with all
      Edifices Buildings Gardens Orchards ways waters water Courses Commodities
      priviledges Improvements Emoluments Advantages and Appurtenances whatsoever
      to the same parcel of Land belonging or appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions
      Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and profits thereof and of every part and
      parcel thereof and also all the Estate Right title Interest use Trust property claim
      and demand whatsoever of him the said John Cawood of into and out of the same
      part of the tract or parcel of Land aforesaid To have and to hold the said part of the
      Tract or parcel of Land aforesaid and premisses with the Appurtenances to him
      the said James Marshall his Heirs and Assigns forever To the intent and
      purpose that the said James Marshall may be and become perfect Tenant of
      the Freehold and Inheritance of the said premisses that a common Recovery may be had
      and sufferd against him in such manner as is herein after mentioned and for that
      purpose it is hereby covenanted granted and agreed by and between all the said
      Parties to these presents that before the end of the next Provincial Court one or more
      writ or writs of Entry sur Disseisin en le post at the Costs and Charges of him
      the said James Marshall shall and may be brought and prosecuted against him
      the said James Marshall in the name of him the said Benjamin Cawood the son
      as Plaintiff or Demandant therein of and for the aforesaid part of the tract or
      parcel of Land aforesaid with the Appurtenances by such name or names Quantity
      Quality Number or content of Acres or other certainties and Descriptions as
      shall be apt and convenient in that Behalf To which Writ or Writs the said
      James Marshall shall appear Gratis in his proper person or by his Attorney or
      Attornies lawfully Authorized and shall vouch to warrant the premisses the said
      John Cawood who shall likewise appear gratis in his proper person or by Attorney or
      Attornies lawfully Authorized and shall and will enter into the said Warranty and
      vouch over to warrant the same premisses the common Vouchee who shall thereupon
      appear and enter into the said warranty and after imparlance make default and
      such further and other Proceedings shall be therein so that one or more good and perfect
      common Recovery or Recoveries with double voucher shall and may be had suffered
      perfected and executed in all things according to the usual form of common Recoveries
      with Double voucher for Assurance of Lands in such case used and accustomed And
      it is hereby further covenanted concluded granted declared and fully agreed by and between
      all the said parties to these presents that from and after the suffering and perfecting
      the said Recovery or Recoveries as well as these presents and the Assurance hereby
      made as also the common Recovery or Recoveries so as aforesaid or in any other manner
      to be had suffered and perfected shall be and enure and shall be adjudged construed deemed
      and taken and are and were meant and intended and are hereby declared to be and enure
      to the Recoveror or Recoverors in the said Recovery or Recoveries named or to be named
      and he and they and his and their Heirs shall stand and be seized of the said part
      of the Tract or parcel of Land aforesaid and premisses and every part thereof to and
      for the only proper use and behoof of him the said James Marshall his Heirs and
      Assigns for ever and to or for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever In Witness
      whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands
      and affixed their seals the Day and Year first above written
      his
      Signd Sealed and Deliverd John I Cawood (seal)
      in the presence of us mark
      James Marshall (seal)
      J Hepburn G Scott his
      Benjam B Cawood
      mark
      On the back of the aforegoing Deed was thus Endorsed to wit
      Received on the Day and
      Year first within written of and from the within named James Marshall the sum of one hundred
      and ten Pounds Current Money being the consideration money within mentioned to be by
      his
      him paid to me I say received by John I Cawood
      Witness J Hepburn mark

      On the thirtieth Day of September 1767 Came before me the Subscriber one of
      his Lordships Provincial Justices the within named John Cawood James Marshall
      and Benjamin Cawood the Son and did severally acknowledge the within Deed to be their
      respective Act and Deed to and for the uses intents and purposes within mentioned and
      the Lands and Premisses therein mentioned to be the right and Estate of the said
      James Marshall his Heirs and Assigns for Ever according to the True intent and
      meaning of the same Deed and the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided
      taken & Acknowledged before J Hepburn
      Recorded the 22.d Day of October 1767

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