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Benjamin BROWN

Male 1724 - Bef 1768  (< 44 years)


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  • Name Benjamin BROWN 
    Born 13 Jun 1724  Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 9 Jun 1768  Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 12 Jul 1768  Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 12 Jul 1768  Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Becky Wynn Thill .

      (2) Richardson, Hester Dorsey, Side-Lights on Maryland History, Vol. 2, Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins Company, 1913, pp. 294-298:

      Joshua Brown and Roger Randall sold 100 acres of Good Fellowship to Benjamin Brown in the year 1751, as the following proves: Anne Arundel County Deeds, Liber R B, No. 3, p. 391, July 17, 1751: "Joshua Brown, Sr., of Anne Arundell County, planter, and Benjamin Brown, of Anne Arundell County, planter of the other part, witnesseth that the said Joshua Brown, Sr., and Roger Randall for and in consideration of 10 pounds sterling, paid them by Benjamin Brown, sell unto said Benjamin Brown all that part or parcel of land called Good Fellowship, lying on the South side of the main falls of the Patapsco River in County of Anne Arundell, etc.

      (Signed) JOSHUA BROWN, SR.,
      ROGER RANDALL." . . .

      In Lord Baltimore's Rent Rolls of Anne Arundel County we find that Benjamin Brown, to whom Joshua Brown sold 100 acres of Good Fellowship, was his son, as in the entries of the rent paid to Lord Baltimore the fact is stated that "Benjamin Brown is son of Joshua" (Anne Arundel County Debt Book, 1754, p. 76).

      Joshua Brown, Sr., outlived his son Benjamin, and in his will mentions but one son, John, but his bequest to his daughter Johannah Hipsley has, in connection with the land bequeathed, proven his identity as the father of Joshua Brown, Jr., and of "Benjamin Brown of Good Fellowship (Wills No. 39, p. 819, proved June 9, 1774, Annapolis, Maryland)

      Although Benjamin Brown received Good Fellowship from his father and Roger Randall in the year 1751 it is evident that his father paid the quit-rent on it until 1754, in which year it is entered under Benjamin's own name. . . .

      The will of Benjamin Brown, of Anne Arundel County, dated June 9, 1768, was probated July 12, 1768. It is recorded in Liber W D, No. 1, folio 476, Annapolis Wills, Land Office, and devises as follows: "To my wife, Susannah Brown, all my lands during her widowhood and after her decease to my son, Samuel Brown. To my son, Benjamin Brown, full share of all the crops this ensuing year. To my two daughters, Rachel Todd and Ruth Todd, twenty shillings each. I give to my children as follows: Joshua, Vachel, Susannah, Richard, Charles, Ephraim, Rebecca and Benjamin Brown all my personal estate equally divided among them. Wife, Susannah, and son, Samuel Brown, executors. Witnesses: Nathan Dorsey, Aquilla Randall, and John Frost."

      Annapolis Records, Land Office, Balance Book No 5, folio 358, April 18, 1770. Susannah Brown and Samuel Brown, executors of Benjamin Brown, of Anne Arundel County, late deceased. Personally amounted to £242, distributed, according to law and the will, to the widow of the deceased and the following children: to sons Benjamin Brown, Ephraim Brown, Joshua Brown, Vachel Brown, Richard Brown, Charles Brown, to daughters Rachel Todd, Ruth Todd, Susannah Brown, Rebecca Brown.

      Lord Baltimore's Debt Book for Anne Arundel County, 1769, p. 2, and for succeeding years, the fact that "Susannah Brown, widow of Benjamin Brown," is entered as paying quit-rent shows that the will of the deceased is being strictly carried out.

      The record proves that the widow is paying on land formerly credited to her husband, viz: Good Fellowship, 100 acres.

      Susannah Brown died February 5, 1804, in the seventy-eighth year of her age, according to the old Bible owned by her eldest son, Samuel Brown.
    Person ID I29922  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father Joshua BROWN, Sr.,   b. Abt 1698, Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Jun 1774, Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret CHEW,   b. Abt 1698, Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1719  Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13009  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah RANDALL,   b. Abt 1728, Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1804, Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1744  Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel BROWN,   b. 9 Jul 1747  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F13030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart