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William Sellman

M, b. 22 March 1689/90, d. 7 March 1742/43
"Woodlawn" Stands near Rhode River on "Shaw's Folly - Francis addition" Lands purchased by William Sellman from John Gresham in 1729. The origional house was built by William Sellman in 1735. A large addition was made by Col. Alfred Sellman in 1845. "Woodlawn" was a Sellman family residence for 6 generations until it was sold by the heirs of richard parran Sellman to Mrs. alexander Howat in 1915. The markings on the chimney in old Flemish bond reads "W A 1735" (i.e William - Ann - 1735) For description of the house, see, H. Chandlee Forman, Old buildings, Gardens and furniture in Tidewater Maryland. (PP. 249-304)
Father*John Sellman b. bt 1645 - 1650, d. c 18 Oct 1707
Mother*Elizabeth Brashears
RelationshipSon of John Sellman
ChartsJohn Sellman Descendants Chart
Note* William Sellman FROM 105, QUOTE:
William Sellman, after his marriage at All Hallow's Church to Ann
(West) Sparrow, took up residence at "Sparrow's Rest" on Rhodes River,
Anne Arundel County. In or about 1729, William and Ann moved to the
adjoining plantation of 360 acres called "Shaw's Folly," which, with
"Francis' Addition" (42 acres), he had purchased from John Gresham. On
this estate William Sellman built in 1735 a brick house, which was later
enlarged, is still standing [1975], and is known as "Woodlawn." (4) He
also acquired other tracts of land in Anne Arundel (now Howard) County as
follows: 150 acres of "Cross' Forest" from Thomas Mackelfresh, 207 acres
of "Cross' Forest" from William Peele, and 260 acres of "Sewall's Lot, "
88 acres of "Carter's Whim," 100 acres of "Carter's Lot," and 23 acres of
"Carter's Addition" from Daniel Carter. In addition to these lands, he
also held 500 acres of "Merriton's Lot" in Baltimore (nor Harford) County
as a legacy from his father John Sellman. At the time of his death,
William Sellman possessed 1373 acres of land, 31 Negro slaves, 21 horses,
118 head of cattle, 108 sheep, and 197 hogs, plus a large inventory of
farm equipment, stores of food, and household goods. (5)
Birth*22 March 1689/90 He was born on 22 March 1689/90 at Anne Arundel Co., MD.1 
 He was the son of John Sellman and Elizabeth Brashears
Marriage*9 October 1718 William Sellman married Ann West, daughter of Lt. Col. John West and Matilda Scarburgh, on 9 October 1718 at Anne Arundel Co., MD; in All Hallows Parish (105).1 
Death*7 March 1742/43 William Sellman died on 7 March 1742/43 at Anne Arundel Co., MD, at age 52.1 


Ann West b. 12 Feb 1685, d. May 1749


  1. [S1125] * author. 105: John Sellman of Md and Descendents
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  2. [S1113] * author. GEDCOM file imported on 16 Oct 2000.. N.p.: