- Legh MASTER vs William BUCHANAN - Contract to Purchase 1784
[MdHR 17, 898-215A-1/4; Loc 1-35-5-35; dated 1784]
Injunction dissolved - (Docket 1794, Case #64).
Most of the file contains copies from a previous hearing.
Legh MASTERS is listed as from Annapolis in an agreement with
William BUCHANAN of Frederick County, dated 13 Jun 1770; sale
from Buchanan to Master included list of lands with houses,
outhouses, furnace, banks of ore, tenements, and mills.
Exception to the sale was household furniture and
SLAVES: three negro men, Bill, Caesar and Jack; one negro wench, Hess;
tenant then was Alexander McGEE.
In Aug 1787, bond was held for Buchanan by James CLARKE, Joseph Morgan
BOWEN and James SOMERVILL of Baltimore County.
Land - Robert’s Eden, Signature; same values maintained. (not recorded).
- John THOMPSON – Estate (in now Montgomery County)
[MdHR 17, 898-834-1/5; Loc 1-36-1-1; dtd 22 Sep 1787]
John THOMPSON d/ 5 Mar 1751, planter, will dtd 25 Sep 1748
(spelled Thomson) in province of MD
..widow – Yacomintye; leaving his children –
…William THOMPSON b/ 11 Mar 1739
…Cornelius THOMPSON b/ 20 Mar 1741
…John THOMPSON b/ 13 Dec 1743
…Ann b/ 1 Sep 1746 (later m/ Angus McDONALD who died long before 1787)
Numerous land was divided amongst all four children with his wife as
executrix; witnesses were: William McKAY, Nicholas GARRETT and Mary MORFY.
Land listed in Petition as John Thomson’s was Thompson’s Hop Yard, Derby
Island, and Fair Island.
Inventory of John Thompson dated 8 Aug 1751 listed as
Negro slaves: Cate, Ben, Pegg, George, Peter and Nan.
Also listed is James PEARRE as creditor with Mary PEARRE as nearest kin;
and Christopher LOWNDES as creditor and Cornelius ELTING as nearest kin.
Isaac ELTING was administrator of John THOMPSON’s estate but Isaac died
9 Jun 1756 (or 1 Oct 1756) leaving a will with Rudolph ELTING and Mary
ELTING as executors. The will spelled the name as ELTINGE and was dated
18 Mar 1756 –
..widow, Mary and son, Cornelius (only child at writing of will but made
provisions for others if be).
Multitude of land tracts including: Darby Island, Mill Curn, Fair Island,
Hills, Invention, Sinicor Foard (Seneca Ford?), Fortun, Mill Road, Isaac
Eltinge, Eltinge Chains, Grubby Hill, and Partnership, all in Frederick County;
and Frogg Island at mouth of Rock Creek. Mill is on land at Rock Creek that
wife and Rodolphus ELTINGE as executors are asked to sell.
Mentions sister, Elizabeth KERRIC and children of his deceased sister,
Iacomintye THOMPSON, her children -
……………William, Cornelius, John and Anna.
Witnesses: John KIMBOL, Thomas BEATTY Jr and William BARNS.
Rudolph ELTING died 1 Sep 1760 leaving his widow, Sarah, as
administrator as he had no will. Sarah ELTING took possession
of all the property including that in trust for the children
of John THOMPSON and received profits from it from the time
of Rudolph’s death until about 1 Aug 1761 when she intermarried
with Col. Josias CLAPHAM (also spelled CLAPPIN). And during
this time, Mary ELTING intermarried with John CARY.
Distribution of Isaac ELTING’s estate shows 1/3 to the widow;
1/3 to Elizabeth FERRIE, and the remaining 1/3 to the four
On 26 May 1788, Commissioners of Montgomery County were appointed:
Benjamin STODDART, William Hammond DORSEY, Charles WORTHINGTON and
Thomas L. JOHNS.
Copy of indenture for lease of 7 years for 600 pounds of tobacco
yearly to Isaac ELTINGER, millar, by William TRACY, planter, both
of Frederick County for Derby Island lying between Walter EVENS,
Cornelius ELTINGER on Potomac River, witnessed by Rodof ELTINGER
dated 2 Mar 1750. Isaac also had another indenture for lease
dated 11 Mar 1751 with Thomas BREASTER, planter of Fairfax Co,
Virginia. William JONES made agreement with Sarah ELTINGE for
the plantation at the Mill on 17 Jul 1761. Zachariah ELLIS gave
testimony at this time regarding Fair Island and walnut timber.
Inventory of Isaac ELTINGER dated Jan 1758 included the following
Negro slaves: Leach, Ann, Jack, Tom, Margaret, Hannah, Peter,
Daw, Joe, Nann, Dinah, Cate and another Cate.
- Philip Richard FENDALL vs SIMS – Title to Slaves - 1790
Philip Richard FENDALL vs Joseph Sim PATRICK
Richard LEE, deceased, of Charles County
Administrator was Philip Richard FENDALL of Alexandria, VA
Patrick SIM was indebted to estate of Richard LEE and bill of sale
was to be made by Sim for a 6-year-old bay gelding and all his
slaves, some of which are named: John, Charles, Nat, MOSES,
BILLY, JAMES, TOM, WILL, NAT s/o Billy, JACK s/o Nat, Nell, KATE,
SAL, MARY, JENNY, HENNY, YOUNG HENNY, MAGDALEN, NANCY and BETT
and all others in this possession.
Patrick SIM executed bill of sale of Negroes to Joseph SIM and Patrick
Sim SMITH with date of 6 May 1790. Fendall is disputing this document
and advises it to be fraudulent as Patrick Sim was at Fendall’s house
that day in Alexandria, Virginia and Joseph was in PG Co.
- Nicholas HAUER - Insolvency - 1799
[MSA S 512-2808; MdHR 17, 898-2742-1/2; Loc 1/36/3/69 dtd 2 Aug 1799]
Nicholas HAUER, Sr - Insolvency by Act of Assembly - Relief of Fundry
advertised in Winter’s newspaper on 2 Aug 1799.
On 5 Sep 1799, the following was listed as his property being sold -
Lot# 91 (owed Peter MANTZ and William WISTER)
Lots# 220, 15, 290, 62, 278, 279, 130, 205, 206
Molatto SLAVES - Watl and Charity (wife),
and their children, Bet, Mill, Nich and Bet’s child
Lot 2 and 13 in Middletown on Susquehana in Pennsylvania
There was an enormous listing of his debtors and creditors;
however, I found nothing to note any family relationships.