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Timeline Project:  Maryland 1600-1800 

 

The information on this page was last updated on Saturday, September 15, 2007 11:51 PM

 

The purpose of this section is to list some of the events that occurred during the older generations of Langford/Lankford families in the Maryland region. 

 Poldi Tonin is also recording this information on her Langford blog site, http://www.frontporchrockernews.blogspot.com/

Rose Cranston, Jeff Davis, Karen Hill, Marlene Shake, Mary Ann Tyre and Poldi Tonin most especially for brainstorming this great idea and for furnishing so many documented footsteps.

 

Year Month/Date County/Parish Type Description

1666

Somerset County, Maryland is formed.

         
1669 Dorchester County Maryland is formed from Somerset and Talbot Counties

1747

June 2

Somerset

Legal

June 2, 1747. Beverley Randolph of Kingston Par., Gloucester Co., Gent., to James Garnett of St. Anne's Par., Essex Co., Gent. 45 5s. curr. Lot. No. 3, in town of Fredksbg. John Livingston, jr.; Cha. Dick, Alexr. Wright. June 2, 1747

Sources

Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800, DEEDS, DEED BOOK D 1742-1751, page 175

 

In a May 15, 1750 Deed, 'Phillip Edwards Jones' of Essex Co., VA and Sarah his wife, one of the daughters of Salvatore Muscoe, late of St. Anne's Parish, deceased, sold land to John Livingston (Jr.).
Sources Essex Co., VA Deed Book 25.& Broderbund Software, Family Tree Maker, Family Archives CD No. 187, 'Family History: Virginia Genealogies #3 1600's - 18--'s, Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume II, King & Queen County Records Covering 18'th. Century Persons, 7'th. Collection' from Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, Page 419.

 

In a March 15, 1750/51 B.T.I. Deed of Mortgage, from John Livingston of St. Ann's Parish, Essex Co., VA, to William Beverley of Beverly of Yorkshire County in the Kingdom of Great Britan, Eswuire, for Land L-246.0.0 in Essex Co., VA, which said John purchased from Phillip Edward Jones and wife Sarah Muscoe) and Edward Rowzee, Jr., and all lands in Essex except 200 acres he holds by his wife Frances (Muscoe. Signed John Livingston, Jr. Witnesses: thomas Tunstall, Jr., John Tunstall, and John Howell. This transaction was proved by all the witnesses.
Sources:  Broderbund Software, Family Tree Maker, Family Archives CD No. 187, 'Family History: Virginia Genealogies #3 1600's - 18--'s, Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume II, King & Queen County Records Covering 18'th. Century Persons, 7'th. Collection' from Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, Page 420.
Poldi's Research Note Edward Rowzee (Sr. ? or Jr. ?) was the husband of Frances and Sarah Muscoe's sister Tabitha Muscoe.

 

May 23, 1751 July 27, 1751 Somerset County, Maryland
John Livingston, Jr., along with Benjamin Lankford was named as being a Creditor at the appraisal for the Estate of 'Mrs. Sarah Dixon' of Somerset County, Maryland.
The Appraisers were John & William Waters, and the Administrator was Thomas Dixon.
Note: This 'Mrs. Sarah Dixon' was Sarah the Widow of Thomas Dixon, Jr. who was son of Thomas Dixon, Sr. who was a son of Ambrose Dixon. Ambrose Dixon was co-founder along with Stephen Horsey, Sr. of the Quaker movement in Northampton County, VA in the mid-1600's, and moved along with co-founder Stephen Horsey, Sr. from Northampton Co., VA to Somerset Co., MD in the early 1660's to escape Virginia's then new Anti-Quaker law. Stephen Horsey, Sr.'s descendant (Great Grandaughter) Sarah Horsey married John Livingston, Jr.'s brother George Livingston, Sr.
Sources: Maryland Perogative Court Records, Book 47.35 SO, Folio 278.11.7 & Maryland Perogative Court Abstracts 1748-1751, page 100.
 

June 10, 1751 August 31, 1751 Somerset County, Maryland
John Livingston, Jr. was named as being a Creditor at the appraisal for the Estate of William Dixon of Somerset County, Maryland

Sources:  Maryland Perogative Court Records, Book 67.42 SO, Folio 453.15.1, Maryland Perogative Court Abstracts 1748-1751, page 101.
Poldi's Research Notes:  William Dixon was a brother of the Thomas Dixon, Jr. mentioned above.  Note also: William Dixon's son Ambrose Dixon married Nathaniel Horsey, Jr.'s daughter Martha Horsey, and WIlliam Dixon's daughter Mary Dixon married Martha Horsey's brother Outerbridge Horsey, Sr.

 

September 15, 1752 November 23, 1752 Somerset County, Maryland
John Livingston, Jr.'s Estate was appraised by William & Richard Waters. Benjamin Lankford was the Administrator of John's Estate, while the listed Creditors were Thomas Williams and Jacob Ware. Mention was made of John Livingston, Jr.'s brother George Livingston (Sr.) and of W. (William) Wheatley. William Wheatley was one of the sons of Stephen Horsey, Jr. and his wife Hannah Revell's daughter Sarah Horsey via her first marriage.

Sources: Maryland Perogative Court Records, Book 52.157 SO, Folio 401.17.9 & Maryland Perogative Court Abstracts 1751-1756, page 38.

 

September 15, 1752 November 23, 1752 Somerset County, Maryland
Payments were made from John Livingston, Jr.'s Estate to a number of individuals in both Maryland and Virginia. Benjamin Lankford was listed as John's Estate's Administrator.
In this record it was noted that John Livingston, Jr. had 'Died in Jamaca'.
Sources Maryland Perogative Court Records, Book 36.48 A SO, Folio 401.17.9 and Folio 475.19.11 & Maryland Perogative Court Abstracts 1750-1754, page 147.

 

Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin

 

Jeff's Entry Note:  These items are all connected and show a chronology of the items on how they are related.  I have kept Poldi's entry as one listing with sub listings and her associated references so as to maintain the integrity of her research connections.

1748 Frederick County, Maryland is formed from Baltimore and Prince George's Counties.
         

1775

The American Revolutionary War Begins

         
1776 Montgomery County, Maryland is formed from Frederick County.
         
1776 Washington County, Maryland is from Frederick County.

1781

July 22

Whipper Straights

Taking of ship Dispatch

New Your Court of Vice-Admiralty: John Dempsey v Dispatch and cargo. Libel showing that on 22 July last in Chesapeak Bay in the Colony of Virginia, the cat captured the Dispatch of 20 tons with her cargo of corn, and brought her into New Your. Her condemnation is prayed. Filed 1 Aug 1778 Endorsed as above.  Edward Langford.

Generously contributed by: Mary Ann Tyre

Source: Library of Virginia

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1783

The American Revolutionary War Ends

         
1788 April 28.  Maryland becomes the 7th State in the Union.
         
1789 Allegany County, Maryland is formed from Washington County.