The Johnson-Wallace & Fish-Kirk Families




Judge Benjamin Nicholson and Mary Ridgely




Husband Judge Benjamin Nicholson 1

           Born: Bef 1745 - Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, (United States)
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           Died: 1792 - Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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       Marriage: 1771 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)



Wife Mary Ridgely 2

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         Father: John Ridgely Sr. (Abt 1723-1771)
         Mother: Mary Dorsey (1725-1786)




Children
1 F Mary Nicholson 3

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         Spouse: Captain Darby Lux [III] (Abt 1772-1812) 3 4 5
           Marr: 20 Feb 1798 - Baltimore, Maryland, United States



Research Notes: Husband - Judge Benjamin Nicholson

From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brucen&id=I1721 :

1. Captain Horse Troop in Revolutionary War.

2. Judge Benjamin Nicholson (bef 1765 Kent Co, MD - 1792 Baltimore)

3. From: "A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789" by Edward C. Papenfuse et al., The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Married: Mary Ridgely (?-1804), daughter of John Ridgely (by 1724-1771) and wife Mary Dorsey.

Children: William; Benjamin, John Ridgely (abt 1772-1800), a doctor, who married Matilda Heath Smith; and Benjamin Joseph, who was possibly lost at sea by 1804; Mary, who married in 1798 Darby Lux (abt 1772-1812); Elizabeth; Eleanor; Sarah; and Juliet.

Private Career: Education: studied law.

Religious affiliation: Protestant, buried by Rev. John Coleman, rector of St. John's Parish, Harford County.

Social Status and Activities: Gentleman by 1771; Esq. By 1789.

Occupational profile: lawyer, admitted to the following courts: Queen: Anne's County, June 1765; Baltimore and Frederick Counties, August 1765; Provincial Court, October 1768; Anne Arundel and Cecil Counties by March 1769; merchant, by June 1771 until at least 1773, in partnership with his brother James; planter; mill owner;, 1789-1792 (although the mill land was mortaged shortly before his death, its assets were included in Nicholson's inventory).

Public Career: Legislative service: Conventions, Baltimore County, 2nd-3rd, 1774, 4th, 1775, 5th, 1775, 6th-8th, 1775-1776 (did not attend the 8th Convention). Other state offices: Judge, Court of Admiralty, 1776-1789 (commissioned on October 30, 1776). Local offices: Committee of Observation, Baltimore County, 1776; Chief Judge, Baltimore City Court, appointed 1791. Military service: Captain, Baltimore County Militia, by 1776; Major, Baltimore Town Battalion, Baltimore County Millitia, 1777-1781 (commissioned on September 12, 1777); Captain, Volunteer Troop of Light Dragoons, Baltimore County Millitia, by October 1781; Nicholson undertook the last command at the request of the "youth in his neighborhood", even though it meant accepting a lower rank.

Wealth During Lifetime: Personal property: assessed value £1,222.17.6, including 13 slaves and 24 oz. Plate, 1783; charged with 14 slaves, 1790.

Additional comment: Nicholson was an executor of the estate of his father-in-law, John Ridgely (by 1724-1771), which was not settled until 1787. His financial troubles by the late 1780s were apparently exacerbated by Ridgely's outstanding debts. In 1791, Nicholson mortgaged 16 slaves, livestock, plantation equipment, and household furniture to Charles (Carnan) Ridgely. Land at first election: 513 acres in Baltimore County, one-half interest in 135 acres in Anne Arundel County, and one-third interest in the lease of a lot in Fell's Point, Baltimore Town (all by purchase), plus an undetermined number of lots in or near Baltimore Town left to his wife by her father.

Significant changes in land between first election and death: purchased 25 acres in Baltimore County, 1775; sold Mary's Baltimore Town lots in 1775 and the Anne Arundel County land in 1779; charged with 4 improved lots in Baltimore Town, 1783. In partnership with Charles Ridgely (1733-1790), Darby Lux (?-1795), John Sterett (1750/51-1787), Samuel Chase (1741-1811), and three others, purchased the confiscated Nottingham Ironworks in 1782, giving Nicholson a one-eighth interest in ca. 4,000 acres of land in Baltimore County; mortgaged his 539 acres in Baltimore County to his brother-in-law, John Ridgely, to secure settlement of the estate of his father-in-law John Ridgely (by 1724-1771) in 1786; mortgaged the one-eighth interest in the Nottingham Ironworks to Charles Ridgely (1733-1790) in 1788; obtained the release of the mortgage on the 539 acres of the land plus a certificate of survey fro an additional 106 acres in Baltimore County; purchased another 530 acre tract, which included a grist mill in Baltimore County, 1789; mortgaged this 530 acre tract and sold his ironworks interest (already mortgaged) to Charles (Carnan) Ridgely, 1791.

Wealth at death: Died: between March 10 and May 2, 1792, in Baltimore County. Personal property: TEV, £2,076.16.5 current money (including 19 slaves, 1 servant, at least 3 books, 54 oz. Plate, beehives, 2 and one-half tons of "ship stuff", and 74 barrels of :fine flour in the mill". Most of his property was already mortgaged). FB, £2.9.3. Land: probably 30 acres in Baltimore County.

4. Maryland and Delaware Revolutionary Patriots, 1775- 1783 Military Records
Baltimore Town and Baltimore County, Maryland, Revolutionary Patriots Listings, Page 195
MyFamily.com, Inc., July 27, 2004

NICHOLSON, BENJAMIN. (1745 - 1792) Son of Joseph NICHOLS0N and Hannah SMITH of Kent County, MD. He married Mary RlDGELY, and their children were: William; Mary, md. Darby LUX; John R., md. Matilda SMITH; Benjamin J.; Elizabeth, Eleanor; Sarah; and, Juliet. Benjamin NICHOLSON was very prominent during the Revolutionary War. He was Baltimore's Representative (or, rather, one of them) to the Association of Freemen on July 26' 1775, and then represented the Upper Back River Hundred at the Association of Freemen on August 21, 1T75. He was elected to the Baltimore County Committee of Observation on September 23, 1775, and was a Delegate to the Provincial Convention. He served on the Baltimore Town Committee of Correspondence, Nov. 12, 1775, and became Captain of the Baltimore County Militia Company No. 2 on Dec. 19, 1775, commanding 62 Privates. He became Captain of Soldiers Delight Company No. 1 on May 13, 1776, and 1st Major in the Baltimore Battalion on May 25, 1776. On September 17, 1777, he was Lieutenant Colonel of Baltimore County Militia 3rd and 4th Classes, under Colonel John Moale. On October 13, 1780, he was Battalion Colonel, Baltimore County Militia, commanding 1,345 troops. Subsequently, he recruited a Troop of Horse in Garrison Forest at the request of the men of that area, and he even was willing to accept the lower rank of Captain (or Lieutenant Colonel) so as to command once again, June 7, 1781. He was also involved in the Baltimore Committee of Confiscated Property in 1782. He died in 1792, and Mary NICHOLSON was his named administratrix, August, 1794. [L~109, RR-50, SS-136, WW~443, FFF-468, BBBB-Z74, JJJ-497, CC-36, G-10. E-13. F-311, BBB-379. BB-2, FF-64, F-303, SS-130, SSS-110, RR-51, EEEE-1726)

5. Maryland and Delaware Revolutionary Patriots, 1775-1783 Military Records Baltimore Town and Baltimore County, Maryland, Military Lists, Page 325

MyFamily.com, Inc., July 27, 2004

COL. BENJAMIN NICHOLSON'S TROOP OF HORSE
BALTIMORE, JUNE 7, 1781

''Inclosed is a roll of a Troop of Horse which I have embodied in the Forest. They have agreed to equip themselves....(but)....lf the State could furnish pistols and swords the Troop might be greatly enlarged and would be in immediate readiness. It was at the solicitation of the youth in my neighborhood that I undertook the embodying and command of the Troop..... You'll find among our number some Veteran Officers, who have left the Continental Service and whilst in served with reputation." (Letter to Gov. Lee)

(Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. XLVII, page 274)

6. 1783 Baltimore County Tax Assessment

Benjamin Nicholson. Nicholsons Manor, pt, 25 1/2 acres. BA Middle River Upper & Back River Upper Hundred, p. 11. MSA S 1161-2-10 1/4/5/45

Benjamin Nicholson. Welches Cradle, pt, 513 acres. BA Middle River Upper & Back River Upper Hundred, p. 11. MSA S 1161-2-10 1/4/5/45

7. The Treasures of Loch Raven
Information compiled by John McGrain, Baltimore County Historian Mills Near Loch Raven Summary (March 4, 2002)
http://www.marylandfreestate.com/1a.html

Rogers Mill
This colonial mill and its successor paper mill were on the north side of Paper Mill Road, east bank of Gunpowder Falls, a substantial ruin that was discernible before the construction of the new Paper Mill Road bridge in 2001. The first mention of the mill here was in 1773 when Benjamin Rogers advertised that two Irish servants had run away from his mill on the Great Falls of Gunpowder. An early traveler, Ebenezer Hazard, noted in his diary for November 6, 1777: "Crossed the Falls of the Gunpowder at Redgers [sic] Mill." An advertisement for a stray mare was published in the Maryland Journal in 1787 that stated that the animal had gotten lost somewhere between Rogers and Gwynns mills on the Great Falls. In 1787, John Merryman advertised that he had been authorized to dispose of the property of Benjamin Rogers and Charles Rogers, and offered to sell a valuable farm of 530 acres with a grist and a sawmill. In 1792, Mary Nicholson, administrator of Benjamin Nicholson, advertised a large mill on the Great Gunpowder Falls, 17 miles from Baltimore on the road to York. That property was Ranelagh Mills and was the very same one shown on Dennis Griffith's 1795 map of Maryland and Delaware, where it was marked as the "Nicholas" mill, east bank of the falls on the road to Slade's Tavern. In the advertisement of 1800 describing the new election districts, there as mention of William C. Gouldsmith's Mill (formerly Rogers) on the Old York Road at Gunpowder Falls. In 1811, William Copeland Gouldsmith sold a mill on Great Gunpowder Falls to Charles Jessop. The deed in that transaction revealed that the land grant name was "Benjamin's Hills and Valleys." Charles Jessop's ledger survives at the Baltimore County Historical Society and shows that he moved to the Vaux Hall mansion in 1807. Later, he bought several mills, including Boyd's Mill and the Beaver Dam Mill. He referred to the mill nearest to his home as the Oxford Mill, which seems to mean the old Rogers Mill. Jessop's ledger records heavy damage in the flood of August 9, 1817. On January 30, 1822, the ice in the Gunpowder broke and water stood seven feet deep in the first story of the mill. Another flood hit on February 18, 1822. Jessop recorded on March 17, 1825, that William Price, a three-year-old had drowned in the forebay of the mill - that is, in the final sluice leading to the water wheel. The old colonial mill was apparently rebuilt, because a new works, the Marble Vale Mill equipped with four pairs of 4-1/2 foot burr stones and a sawmill was advertised in the Baltimore American of September 17, 1838. At that time, William Tyson was the tenant operator of the mill


Charles Nicklin and Annie Patmore




Husband Charles Nicklin (details suppressed for this person)

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Wife Annie Patmore (details suppressed for this person)

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Children
1 M Wilbur Henry Nicklin 6

           Born: Abt 1874
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         Spouse: Phoebe Venetta Thacker (1895-      ) 7
           Marr: 3 Jun 1914 - Pilkington, Wellington, Ontario, Canada




Martin H. Patmore and Susan Nicklin




Husband Martin H. Patmore (details suppressed for this person)

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Wife Susan Nicklin 8

           Born: 18 Aug 1844 - Puslinch, Wellington, Canada West (Ontario), Canada
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           Died: 2 Mar 1881 - Harriston, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
         Buried:  - Elora Cemetery, Elora, Centre Wellington, Wellington, Ontario, Canada


         Father: George Nicklin (1809-1895) 9
         Mother: Mary Lasby (1817-1904) 10




Children
1 M Rolston Nicklin Patmore 11

           Born: 25 Jul 1877 - Harriston, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
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Wilbur Henry Nicklin and Phoebe Venetta Thacker




Husband Wilbur Henry Nicklin 6

           Born: Abt 1874
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         Father: Charles Nicklin 6
         Mother: Annie Patmore 6


       Marriage: 3 Jun 1914 - Pilkington, Wellington, Ontario, Canada



Wife Phoebe Venetta Thacker 7

            AKA: Phee Venetta Thacker
           Born: 21 Sep 1895 - Pilkington, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
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         Father: William Thacker (1842-1934) 12
         Mother: Eliza Amy Larter (Abt 1857-1922) 13




Children


Jens Markussen Nissen and Maren Rasmussen




Husband Jens Markussen Nissen 14

            AKA: Jens Markusen Nissen
           Born: <1809>
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           Died: Bef 1863
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         Father: Nis < > (      -      )
         Mother: < > < > (      -      )


       Marriage: 21 Jan 1838 - Marstal, Svendborg, Denmark 14



Wife Maren Rasmussen 14

           Born: <1809>
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           Died: 25 Jan 1863 - Marstal, Svendborg, Denmark 15
         Buried: 30 Jan 1863


         Father: Jørgen Rasmussen (      -      ) 14
         Mother: 




Children


Samuel Brady Nixon and Sarah Ann Wadsworth




Husband Samuel Brady Nixon

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Wife Sarah Ann Wadsworth

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Children
1 M Francis A. Nixon 16

           Born: 3 Dec 1878
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           Died: 4 Sep 1956
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         Spouse: Hannah Milhous (1885-1967) 17
           Marr: 25 Jun 1908




William Andrew Zane and Nancy Ann Nolan




Husband William Andrew Zane 18

           Born: 26 Nov 1712 - Newton, Gloucester, New Jersey, (United States)
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           Died: 1799 - Wheeling, Ohio, (West) Virginia, (United States)
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         Father: Nathaniel Zane (1670-1727) 19
         Mother: Grace Rakestraw (1670-1741) 20


       Marriage: 1744 - <Ohio or Virginia>, (United States)



Wife Nancy Ann Nolan

           Born: Abt 1715 - <Newton, Gloucester, New Jersey, (United States)>
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Children
1 M Ebenezer Zane Col. 21 22

           Born: 7 Oct 1747 - Moorefield, (Hardy), (West) Virginia, (United States)
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           Died: 19 Nov 1811 - Wheeling, Ohio, (West) Virginia, (United States)


         Buried:  - Walnut Grove Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, United States
         Spouse: Elizabeth McCulloch (1748-1814) 21 23
           Marr: 1767 - Wheeling, (Ohio), (West) Virginia, (United States)


2 M Isaac Zane 24 25 26 27

           Born: 26 Nov 1753 - Moorefield, Hampshire (Hardy), (West) Virginia, (United States)
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           Died: 6 May 1816 - Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States
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         Spouse: Myeerah (Abt 1757-1816) 26
           Marr: 1776 - Wheeling, Ohio, (West) Virginia, (United States)


3 F Elizabeth Zane 28

            AKA: Betty Zane
           Born: 19 Jul 1759 - Moorefield, Westmoreland, Virginia, (United States)
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           Died: 23 Aug 1823 - St. Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio, United States


         Buried:  - Walnut Grove Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, United States




Death Notes: Husband - William Andrew Zane

May have died in 1779.


Research Notes: Husband - William Andrew Zane

William was a direct ancestor of Zane Grey (1872-1939) through his son Ebenezer Zane.


Research Notes: Wife - Nancy Ann Nolan

Source: http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/AF/individual_record.asp?recid=13549324&lds=0&frompage=99


Death Notes: Child - Ebenezer Zane Col.

Died of jaundice age 64 in 1811


Burial Notes: Child - Ebenezer Zane Col.

In Memory of Ebenezer Zane
who died 19th November 1811 in the 66th year of his age.
He was the first permanent inhabitant of this part of the western world, having first begun to reside here ...
He died as he had live, an honest man.


Research Notes: Child - Ebenezer Zane Col.

Oldest son of William and Nancy Ann Nolan Zane.

Ancestor of Zane Grey (1872-1939). Ebenezer was a Revolutionary War patriot.

From http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GScid=43936&GRid=13414231& :

Col. Ebenezer Zane, along with his brothers, in 1769, laid claim to the area that is now Wheeling, West Virginia. When the Revolutionary War started, Col. Ebenezer Zane, as founder of Wheeling, changed the name of the fort in that town to Fort Henry, in honor of Gov. Patrick Henry of Virginia. As Colonel of the Virginia Militia he participated in the defence of Fort Henry at the "First Siege", September 1, 1777, against a large force of indians and others, which was the first serious attempt of the British and their savage allies against the Western border settlements after the outbreak of the Revolution.

He was in command at Fort Henry, September 11, 1782, when a company of British regulars, under Capt. Pratt, and a large body of indians, laid siege to the fort. He was also a Delegate to the 1788 Virginia Assembly which adopted the Constitution of the United States.



Birth Notes: Child - Isaac Zane

Per www.wyandot.org/emigrant.htm (Larry Hancks), he was born in Berkley County, Virginia.
According to familysearch.org, Moorefield, Hardy, [West] Virginia.


Research Notes: Child - Isaac Zane

Second son of William and Nancy Ann Nolan Zane.

From Shenandoah Valley Pioneers, pp. 436-437 :

It seems appropriate to mention this family, as brief notices are given the families living along Cedar Creek and the North Mountain during the 18th Century. But we cannot claim the family for these sections exclusively; for we find Isaac Zane in Winchester at one time, dispensing lavish hospitality. He owned several desirable properties, and, as shown elsewhere, was a substantial friend of the old Winchester Academy in its early history. At one time he lived in Stephensburg. He had temporary residence at his Marlboro Iron Works, and spent some time with his friend Maj. Mordecai Bean, while engaged in testing the ores of the North Mountain in a smelter which they started on Bean's large tract. There is some confusion about this name. Some writers fix Isaac Zane's first appearance as one of the first pioneers, and also as Genl. Isaac Zane of the Revolutionary War period; and Col. Isaac Zane one of the Burgesses, 1773; and member of the Virginia Convention, 1775; and member of the first House of Delegates, 1784. The father and son were confounded. Isaac Zane Snior came first. It was in 1767 that he purchased 350 acres of land along the North Mountain from Henry Secrist, adjoining Michael White and Jacob Cackley. He was then a resident of Philadelphia; and it is doubtful if he ever lived in Virginia.



Burial Notes: Child - Elizabeth Zane

Elizabeth Zane is buried, along with her brother, Col. Ebenezer Zane, in the Old Pioneer Section of Walnut Grove Cemetery.


Research Notes: Child - Elizabeth Zane

From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~abrown/bzane.html:

There are many stories of Betty on the internet, but it is accepted by the DAR that she was a heroine at the battle of Ft. Herry, in Wheeling, Virginia. (Now West Virginia)

DAR Lineage Book states she:
"Rendered service 9/12/1782 in the capacity of ammunition bearer at the "second siege"** of Fort Henry. Elizabeth secreted gunpowder in her apron and ran past the unsuspecting enemies to the defenders of the fort, who were out of ammunition."
Listed in D.A.R. Patriot Index, Patriotic Service, VA.
(Source: D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 121, page 232.)

Elizabeth Zane, married first, in 1786, Ephraim McLaughlin, and second, Jacob Clark


Christopher Randall and Johanna Norman




Husband Christopher Randall 26 29 30

           Born: 
     Christened: Abt 1666 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
           Died: 
         Buried: 25 Feb 1684 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
       Marriage: 31 Jan 1678 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

Events

• Inventory: of his estate, 20 Mar 1685.




Wife Johanna Norman

           Born: Abt 1668 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
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Children
1 F Hannah Randall 31 32

           Born: 1682 - <Baltimore>, Maryland, (United States)
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           Died: 1740 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
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         Spouse: Nathaniel Stinchcomb [Jr.] (1671-1710) 33 34
           Marr: 1697 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)


2 M Christopher Randall Jr. 31 35 36

           Born: Abt 1682 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
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           Died: 2 Feb 1735 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
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         Spouse: Anne Chew (Abt 1704-1739) 31 37 38
           Marr: Abt 1719 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)


3 M Justice Thomas Randall 30 39 40 41

           Born: Abt 1685 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
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           Died: 9 Mar 1722 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
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         Spouse: Hannah Bale (1713-1793) 42



Research Notes: Husband - Christopher Randall

FamilySearch.org AFN: WRPH-84 has christened abt 1666 in Baltimore Co. The place does not make sense (see below).

From Side-Lights on Maryland History, vol. 2, pp. 418-419:

"Christopher Randall, the first of his line in the Province of Maryland, was destined to become the progenitor of a poet and patriot--Colonel James Ryder Randall--whose 'Maryland, My Maryland' has given him international fame, and whose stirring words set the hearts of every true Marylander a thrill.

"Christopher settled in Anne Arundel County, where, in the years 1679 and 1680 he is recorded as having several tracts of land surveyed and entered in Lord Baltimore's Rent Rolls. These were Randall's Fancy, Randall's Purchase, and Randall's Range, which, with other tracts, aggregated many hundred acres. Dying intestate, in the year 1684, his estate was administered on by Mathew Howard. In the returns and distribution, his wife was shown to be named Johanna, and his sons, Christopher Randall, Jr., and Thomas Randall. A daughter also received her portion. Later, all the children of Christopher Randall were located in Baltimore County, in which Randallstown still perpetuates their name and possessions (Inventories and Accounts, volume 8, folio 372, Land Office, Annapolis Records).

"On August 5, 1686, 'Account was rendered by Johanna Randall, Administratrix of Christopher Randall, deceased, as well as of the goods and chattels of said deceased' (Ibid., folio 142).

"The Rent Rolls of Lord Baltimore for Anne Arundel County, folios 82 and 83, give the record of the following lands belonging to Christopher Randall, the first in Maryland.

"Randall's Purchase, 103 acres, surveyed April 23, 1680, for Chrisopher Randall, on 'Ye north side of Severn River.'

"Randall's Range, 100 acres, surveyed July 17, 1680, on Magothy River, and Randall's Fancy, surveyed July 8, 1679, on ye north side of Severn River."


Research Notes: Wife - Johanna Norman

FamilySearch.org AFN: WRPH-99

Source Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families by Hester Dorsey Richard, Baltimore, Maryland, 1918, vol. 2, pp. 418-419 has name only as Johanna.


Research Notes: Child - Hannah Randall



Death Notes: Child - Christopher Randall Jr.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/randall.html#HannahRandall has d. 2 Feb 1734 but signed will 23 Sep 1734. One has an error.


Research Notes: Child - Christopher Randall Jr.

Fourth husband of Anne Chew.

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From Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families by Hester Dorsey Richard, Baltimore, Maryland, 1918, vol. 2, pp. 418-420:

"Christopher Randall, second, one of the Colonial Justices of the Baltimore County Court, was exercising the functions of his important and dignified office as early as the year 1723, according to the court records of that county (see Liber 1723-24, pp. 207, 308, 437).

"That he faithfully performed his duty in the administration of justice is evident, as he was continued in offic by Governor Charles Calvert, through whose favor he was appointed. For proof of this the following record is taken from page 2, manuscript, 'Commission Book,' at the Maryland Historical Society.

"'March 3, 1726, By order from his honor the Governor, commission was issued to Christopher Randall as one of the Commissioners of the Peace for Baltimore County.'

"Christopher Randall, second, inherited Randall's Fancy from his father, and in addition acquired large tracts for himself. Of these Good Fellowship is of special interest, as this original grant from Charles, fifth Lord Baltimore, has descended for nearly two hundred years ancestrally to Honiorable Henry Gassaway Davis, its present owner. The following are full abstracts of the records of survey and patent:

"Annapolis Land Records..."


Research Notes: Child - Justice Thomas Randall

Youngest son of Christropher Randall & Johanna Norman.


Edward Norwood




Husband Edward Norwood 43

           Born: 1644 - <Maryland, (United States)>
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         Father: Captain John Norwood (1605-Bef 1672) 43 44 45
         Mother: Anne Harrington (1613-1674) 43


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1 M Edward Norwood 43

           Born: Abt 1685
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         Spouse: Ruth Owings (Abt 1696-1732)



Research Notes: Child - Edward Norwood

Ruth was widowed in 1729 when deeded "Owings Addition" by her brother Richard.


Edward Norwood and Ruth Owings




Husband Edward Norwood 43

           Born: Abt 1685
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         Father: Edward Norwood (1644-      ) 43
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Wife Ruth Owings

           Born: Abt 1696 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
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           Died: Apr 1732 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
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         Father: Captain Richard Owings "the Settler" (1659-1716) 46 47 48
         Mother: Rachel Roberts (1660-Bef 1729)




Children

Research Notes: Husband - Edward Norwood

Ruth was widowed in 1729 when deeded "Owings Addition" by her brother Richard.


Research Notes: Wife - Ruth Owings

May be the same person as Ruth Owings listed here with Rachel Beale as her mother. Sources list two different individuals as husband of Ruth Owings -- John Norwood and Edward Norwood. One could be in error. The "other" Ruth Owings married Edward Oursler.

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http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/AF/family_group_record.asp?familyid=1811568&frompage=99 - b. 1696, d. Apr 1732, mother Rachel Beale.
but
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/AF/family_group_record.asp?familyid=5426141&frompage=99 b. 1696, d. Apr 1732 & has her mother as Rachel Roberts.

http://www.owingsstone.com/getperson.php?personID=I270&tree=owingsstone has Ruth Owings b. 1696, mother Rachel Robert.

Source: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/AF/family_group_record.asp?familyid=1811568&frompage=99 lists two daughters named Ruth Owings, one born in 1696, d. 1732, the other born 1708.

Were there really two? That would eliminate some of this confusion - two mothers, two daughters.

Were there two mothers named Rachel, each with a daughter named Ruth??

The case for two daughters named Ruth:

Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.snacestry.com/~paxson/southern/owings.html (compiled by MJP Grundy, 2002): "On 3 Nov. 1729 Richard [Owings, Jr.] and his wife Sarah made a deed of gift of 'Owings Addition' to his sister Ruth NORWOOD, and on 24 May 1732 they gave Ruth, identified as 'spinster', for her 'natural life' 32 acres of 'Owings Addition' also to her."


Sources


1. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brucen&id=I1721.

2. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brucen&id=I3984.

3. Ridgely, Helen W, Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia (New York: The Grafton Press, 1908.), p. 134.

4. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3317515&id=I93637.

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