Griffith, William Jr.

Male 1697 - 1757  (59 years)


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  • Name Griffith, William  [1, 2
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 15 Apr 1697  Middle Neck, Anne Arundel, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Related to my family
    _UID 7A54586255CB464A935E7FADD3E15499F616 
    Died 1757  Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1606  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2005 

    Father Griffith, William Sr.,   b. 1657, Cardigan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1699, Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Maccubbin, Sarrah,   b. 1672, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1716  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1687  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • AUTH Anne Arundel, Anne Arundel, Md
    _UID CF6921DC69E746EDBAD3E0195D397889D5E5 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Duvall, Comfort,   b. Abt 1700, Middle Neck, Anne Arundel, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID D9168601F85645DF9A017F5AD624975340EE 
    Children 
     1. Griffith, Orlando,   b. Abt 1722, Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2001 
    Family ID F1659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Land Records
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  • Notes 
    • 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 39T9-MS
      AUTH Middle Neck, Anne Arundel, Md
      AUTH Anne Arundel, Anne Arundel, Maryland

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (familysearch.org).

    2. [S280] GRIFFITH.ged.

    3. [S279] Griffith Family, Stevenson, Howard Griffith, (1927), p. 25, [Q:3].