John DAVIDSON d/ intestate, late of the city of Annapolis widow - Eleanor DAVIDSON and 5 children - William DAVIDSON - Margaret DAVIDSON, a minor - Eleanor DAVIDSON, a minor, w/o Thomas HARRIS Jr. - Mary DAVIDSON, a minor - Samuel DAVIDSON, a minor In 1789, John DAVIDSON was a merchant in dry goods store, selling clothing and linen. Administratrix was the widow; guardian was Thomas HARWOOD. Land - "Taskerís Chance", 354 acres, near Frederick Town; - Lots# 18 (7+ acres), #19 (9 acres), #20 (10 acres), #21 (11 acres), and #22 (9+ acres); - Lot# 2 in Frederick Town with brick house on Patrick Street (lands confiscated from Daniel DULANEY, s/o Daniel DULANEY, and then purchased from State of Maryland and held by clear and valid deed in Oct 1781); - 150 acres in Washington, DC; - Lot# 98 in Town of Carrollsburgh in the city of Washington; - several lots and houses in the city of Annapolis; - "William and Mary", 2,000 acres, in Allegany County (formerly in Frederick, then Washington County, by warrant in Mar 1774) and lying to the west of Fort Cumberland, as joint tenant with John MUIR, on 5 Feb 1787; - 1,900 acres of mountain tract near Frederick Town, held in common with George CALVERT (w/ Elisabeth) of Maryland. Widow agrees to sell her dower rights with lands being sold. Other Land - "Port Royal" in city of Washington, from Samuel DAVIDSON of George Town in Montgomery County in 1792 for 4,500 pounds cm of Maryland (and to Samuel from James PEERCE in 1792). Trustees were William DAVIDSON, Thomas HARRIS and Samuel DUVALL. Sale on 29 Feb 1796, to: - Arthur SHAAFF, esquire (at private sale) for Lot 2 in Frederick Town at 1,000 pounds cm; - Lawrence BRENGLE Jr for Lot 18 at 247 pounds 17 shillings 6 pence; - Frederick BIRELY for Lot 19 at 272 pounds 5 shillings cm; - Benjamin OGLE for Lot 20 at 282 pounds 10 shillings cm; - Benjamin OGLE for Lot 21 at 385 pounds; - Lawrence BRENGLE Jr for Lot 22 at 292 pounds, 19 shillings, 9 pence; - Hugh REYNALDS (at private sale from commissioners) for 354 acres of "Taskerís Chance" at 5,310 pounds cm.
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