d. Maryland, USA
Joseph,1 SARRAT; The American Progenitor!
Is believed to have been born about c1675, and possibly from France, the exact location is Unknown;
He died prior to 18 Jan. 1715, at the age of 40 years, in Prince George's County, Maryland;
Buried Cemetery Location Unknown (to me)
Married: (Date & Location Unknown) Maryland?, to:
Miss Kathrine (Unknown Maidian Name)
b. c1675; Location Unknown
It is believed that they had a least Three Children born to this Union; <---[REF: #90 Pg17]
One year and Nine months after the death of her first husband
The Widow" Mrs. Katherine (Unk) SARRAT married 2nd (Date & Location Unknown),
but prior to 16 Oct. 1716, in Prince George's Co., MD. to: <---[REF: #90 Pg17]
William LEWIS, No more information!
They had 9 Children born to this Union:
(3 Sons & 6 Dau's)
|Son/Dau||Click on for More Inf.||b.-d.||Married/Info.||Ch.|
|1.1 Only Dau:||<--- Susanna SARRAT,||MD. c1700-1734, a34yrs MD.||m. c1720 Henry DICKERSON,||7Ch|
|1.2 1st Son:||<--- Samuel,1 SARRAT,||MD. c1708-1775, a67yrs NC.||m. c1739 1st Miss Anna Unknown,||6Ch||"2nd"||"2nd"||"2nd"||m. c1749 2nd Miss Honour Unknown,||1Ch.|
|1.3 2nd Son:||<--- Joseph,2 SARRAT,||MD. c1710-1772, a62yrs NC.||m. c1738 MD. Miss Mary Unknown,||3Ch||Known Grandchildren/1st Cousins|
Prince George's County, Maryland was formed on 03 Oct. 1695, from
parts of Charles and Calvert Counties. Part of it was removed in 1748,
when Frederick County was formed. It has been recorded that when this
County was organized there were some 658 Taxables in the new County,
so it is estimated there were between 1,600 to 1,700 people living
here. The Joseph,1 SARRATT family was probably among these residents.
[REF: #90, pg2]
He was 17 years of age, when in 1692, the Providence of Maryland, by action of the General Assembly and the Church of England, established two Parishes. The first was St. Paul's Parish, which had been in Calvert County and the Piscatawy Parish, which had been in Charles County. After 1724 the Piscatawy Parish, became the King George's Parish.
Streams were the main arteries of early Maryland. Good sized seagoing vessels could sail Chesapeake Bay and its rivers far inland. The Potomac, Patuxent, and the Choptank where three which allowed ships to tie up at the door of a planter, and few records were kept of these sailings or of the lists of passengers or crew.
It is easy to speculate Joseph,1 SARRATT, (1675-1715) stepped ashore some place in Maryland, in the manner described above, because no other record has been found of his arrival to the New World. If he came from another Colony, Europe or England as yet no record has been found. The search is still on.
The first record found of the first SARRAT in America was on
18 Jan. 1715, in Prince George's County, Maryland:
It is assumed that Kathrine (Unknown) SARRAT, was his wife, since
the consent of wives was always obtained in Maryland in the sale of
property, and the welfare of women and their rights to estates was
considered beneficial to the community.
Katherine (Unknown) SARRAT was ordered by the court to present an
Inventory before the 16th. day of March, 1715 in order to pay
Joseph,1 SARRAT'S debts and distribute his estate.
The following is a estimate the ages of their children at the time
of their fathers death:
No land records have been found for Joseph,1 SARRAT, property in
the Prince George's County, but we know he was a large farmer, because
of his Inventory presented to the court on 24 Feb. 1715, listed the following:
On 16 Oct. 1716, an additional Inventory was presented to the Court
by now the Mrs. Kathrine (Unknown) SARRAT LEWIS.
Wife of William LEWIS. This new Inventory consisted of the following:
Joseph,1 SARRAT'S estate was not settled until 03 May, 1717, some 2 years and 3 months after his death in Jan. of 1715. This time is quite unusual but no explanation has been found to date.
Also some of the St. Paul parish officers were listed in the estate settlement of Joseph SARRAT.- - Dr. FREDERICK CLAUDIUS was paid 414 pounds of tobacco (maybe for attending Joseph SARRAT in his final illness?) and JOSHUA CECELL, Clerk of the Court, was paid for his services.
The Maryland Quick Rent (Taxes) lists, changed between 1671 and
1715, so no record can be found of Joseph,1 SARRAT, ever paid rent
to the Lord Proprietor. In addition the Joseph,1 SARRAT'S was reported
[REF: #90 Pg3]
that they lived in the "Mattapany Hundred" area , at that
time in Calvert County, which was reformed as part of Prince George's
Co., in 1696. Unfortunately the early records of Calvert County were
lost in a Courthouse fire.
When Mattapany Hundred (Civil Section) was reformed in to Prince George's County, the parish of St. Paul and the worshipers built a Chapel, when Captain Richard BRIGHTWELL donated about 3 acres from his tract called "Poplar Hill" in 1704. This was in the neighborhood of later identifiable SARRATT property.
End of File!
|These records are part of the "Genealogy Computer Package" *** PC-PROFILE *** Volume - II. Sarratt/Sarrett/Surratt Family Profile© Compiled and self Published in Oct. 31, 1989 by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. with the assistance of my late mother Mrs. M. Lucille (WILSON) SARRETT (1917-1987) These 1989 "Work-Books" were compiled by listing the various families, born, married, died, and a history of that family branch. In 1996 I started "Up-Loading" this material on the now called SFA© Series...prs|