1697 - 1757 (59 years)
||Griffith, William [1, 2] |
||15 Apr 1697
||Middle Neck, Anne Arundel, MD
|Related to my family
||Frederick Co., MD
||Buyer, Stier and Related Families
||12 Jun 2005 |
||Griffith, William Sr., b. 1657, Cardigan, Wales , d. 23 Oct 1699, Anne Arundel Co., MD (Age 42 years) |
||Maccubbin, Sarrah, b. 1672, Maryland , d. 22 Apr 1716 (Age 44 years) |
- AUTH Anne Arundel, Anne Arundel, Md
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Duvall, Comfort, b. Abt 1700, Middle Neck, Anne Arundel, MD |
| ||1. Griffith, Orlando, b. Abt 1722, Frederick Co., MD , d. 1801, Frederick Co., MD (Age ~ 79 years)|
||10 Sep 2001 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- William Griffith, Jr. lived on Black Acre and had it surveyed on April 12, 1742. The younger William Griffith had come to western Maryland by 1734 when he leased two lots on "Carrollton" between "Monoccose and Potowmack." He was appointed Constable for Upper Monocacy Hundred in 1735 and in 1742 signed the petition to divide Prince George's Parish. He also signed the 1744 petition for a road to be laid out from "Tuscarora Creek to Kitoctin Creek." The March Court of 1748 ordered him to alter the road which led to the Ferry at the mouth of the Monocacy River. In 1757 he wrote his will, which was witnessed by Arthur Nelson. -- Pioneers of the Old Monocacy, The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland 1721-1743, Grace L. Tracey & John P. Dern.
Mr. John P. Dern, co-author of "Pioneers of Old Monocacy" wrote to
Henry Wade Bookout III on March 25, 1995:
"Your query concerning the location of some 42 signatories on a petition
apparently seeking justices or a justice of the peace in some portion of
Prince George's County, Maryland is of great interest, especially as it
seems to be a petition I personally have not seen. You did not cite a
reference to its location or present filing at the Maryland Archives.
"Nor did you explain your reasoning in estimating its date as "c.1735,"
a date which appears to me very plausible. One year earlier Captain
William Griffith, whom the signatories recommend in the text of their
petition, became a lessee on two lots in "Carrollton" . That tract comprised 10,000 acres and extended on
the west side of the Monocacy River from its mouth up the Potomac so as
to include the lower stretch of Tuscarora Creek before it, too, empties
into the Potomac. The tract then extended northerly along both sides of
today's New Design Road as far as Adamstown and Buckeystown. But
Griffith lived on "Black Acre," just west of Sugar Loaf Mountain near
Furnace Branch very close to the present Montgomery County line, i.e. on
the east side of the lower Monocacy River. Henry Hill among
your signatories also recieved land on "Carrollton" in 1744/46.
"Griffith was appointed constable for Upper Monocacy Hundred in 1735,
signed a petition to divide Prince George's parish in 1742 and signed
another petition in 1744 for a road to be laid out from Tuscarora Creek
to Kitoctin Creek. In 1748 he was altering the road leading
to the ferry at the mouth of the Monocacy.
AUTH Middle Neck, Anne Arundel, Md
AUTH Anne Arundel, Anne Arundel, Maryland
- [S47] Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (familysearch.org).
- [S280] GRIFFITH.ged.
- [S279] Griffith Family, Stevenson, Howard Griffith, (1927), p. 25, [Q:3].