George FRENCH d/ (will 12 Dec 1798) (s/o Thomas FRENCH who d/ 1781) widow - Ariana of Georgetown, Territory of Columbia (Washington, DC) (d/ bef 1811, intestate) leaving children, - Thomas FRENCH (now dec'd) - George FRENCH - Catherine FRENCH, a minor (now dec'd) - Charles FRENCH, a minor (d/ after his mother and before 1811) ...widow - Marianna and ...d/ Mary Virginia FRENCH ..Robert FRENCH, a minor ..Elizabeth w/o John WEEMS (he d/ bef 1811) - Montgomery County (children, Thomas and Catharine died after their mother, but before 1811, intestate and w/out issue.) Land – in Charles County; - "Beauty", 110 acres; - "Chance", 140 acres; - "Choice", 76 acres; - "Property", 148 acres; - "Tit for Tat", 73 acres. in Anne Arundel County - - "Blooming Plaines", 977 acres; in Frederick County - - "Wats Left", 24 acres; - "Durham", 384 acres; - "Rising Sun", 225 acres; - "Vale", 913 acres; - "Vale", 714 acres; - "Tom’s Venture", 92 acres; - "Homminy Isle", 101 acres. All lands in possession of Thomas FRENCH of Baltimore County, including a contract dated 26 Feb 1777 for 1900 pounds current money, sold to James CLARKE of Baltimore Town; Clarke executed a bond on same day. The money was paid and property delivered to Clarke; and in May 1780, Thomas FRENCH moved to the island of Jamaica, which was under the jurisdiction of the King of England and with whom the United States of America was then at war. In 1781, a law was passed which confiscated all British property, diverting it back to the State; however, James CLARKE was entitled to said land on 3 Apr 1790 when he assigned it to George FRENCH (parts "Durham" and "George’s Adventure"). On 6 Jun 1803, he assigned it over to Ariana FRENCH. (See Papers #1740 for return of Opinion of Court of Appeals reversing the Chancellor.) Lands were finally returned to the family by the Court of Appeals.
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