Sutton Gudgeon 1
- Born: 1730, Maryland
- Marriage: Mary Mc Grevey on 13 Nov 1770 in Baltimore Co, Maryland
- Died: 1812, Hartford Co, Maryland at age 82
Noted events in his life were:
• Census. Sutton Gudging is listed with 5 Free White males 16 and up includingheads of families, 3 Free White males under 16, 6 Free White females including head of family, and 5 slaves.
• Will, 28 Feb 1812, Hartford Co, Maryland. The Last Will and Testament of Sutton Gudgeon was made by him on 28February 1812, he being ill at the time. His will was probated May20, 1812 in Harford County, MD.
In the Name of God, Amen. I Sutten Gudgeon of Harford County in theState of Maryland being sick and weak in body but of sound anddisposing mind, memory and understanding considering the certainty ofdeath and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous tosettle worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepaired to leavethis world when it shall please God to call me hence do therefore makeand publish this my last will and testament in manner and formfollowing that is to say first and principally I commit my soul intothe hands of Almighty God and my body to the Earth to be decentlyburried at the siciction of my Excutor herein and after mentioned andafter my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows:
I give and bequeath unto my son Jesse Gudgeon all the land that I holdin Gunpowder Neck, all but one hundred and twenty achres in the firstone hundred and one achres in Baltimore county purchased of JohnHarrod, one negro man named George, one Negro woman named Rebecca andher child when born, one negro boy named William, one bed andfurniture, two mules and my riding horse and saddle, six chears andtable, one looking glass, one bofat, one silver tankard, my goldwatch, silver knee buckles, one gun and wearing apparel, onebreeding sow and thirteen shoats, one still, two cows, threeheffers, one steer, three calves, four sheep, and plow and gears,the patent wright of a threshing mecheane and flax brakeing ditto ofFrederich County.
Item: I give and devise unto my daughter Eliza Gudgeon one hundredand twenty achres of land in Gunpowder Neck, one negro boy namedWilks, three cows, two sheep, one breeding sow, six tea shoats,one bay mare, one pot, two beds, one weavers loom and gears, sixtea spoons, one pattent wright of a flax brakeing mecheane ofWashington County Pennsylvania and Montgomery County Maryland, onesix plate stove.
Item: I give and devise unto my daughter Caroline Gudgeon one negroboy named Jerry and one negro boy named Samuel, one old negro womannamed Flora, six silver table spoons, six silver tea spoons, twobeds, one cow, two large steers, one old cart, one sow, sixshoats, two sheep, one sorrel mare, one small still, all myundevided wrights of a peace of land at the mouth of Winters Run, onehundred dollars to be paid to her out of the sale of a peace of landin Baltimore County ten achres - And if either of the girls Eliza orCaroline should die without issue to fall to the other and all toremain in their mothers hands while she lives and if I should dye toreturn to Jesse Gudgeon.
Item: I give and devise unto Mary Holland my daughter, one negro manJanett or the price of him when received, one negro girl Matilda, onecow and yearling until marriage and then the girl Matilda to go to herdaughter Ann Howland.
Item: I give and devise unto my daughter Elizabeth Boice one Englishshilling sterling and no more of my Estate.
Item: I give and devise unto my daughter Charlotte Pocock one negrogirl Prissa, one cow, one bed.
Item: I gave and devise unto Blanch Gudgeon my daughter one negrowoman named Ann, one negro girl named Hannah, one cow, one bed, sixsilver tablespoons and all the household furniture all to be left inthe hands of her mother Mary Gudgeon until her death also all thestock on the place to be devided between the two girls Providence andBlanch at their mothers death.
Item: it is my desire that my tracts of land Carroles Adventure andDublin lying in Baltimore County one lying on the old Joppa Road andthe other on the old York Road to be sold and money to be devidedamongst my children Jesse Gudgeon, Charlotte Pocock, ProvidenceGudgeon, Blanch Gudgeon, Eliza Gudgeon and Caroline Gudgeon and alsothe money to be collected from the bonds of Simon Prine for a tract ofland sold said Prine and devided equally amongst the above children.
And lastly. I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Jesse Gudgeonto be sole Executor of this my last will and testament revoking andannulling all former wills by me heretofore made. Ratifying andconfirming this and none other to be my last will and testament. Intestimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this28th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eighthundred and twelve.
Signed Sealed published and s/ Sutton Gudgeon Seal
declared by Sutton Gudgeon in the
presence of William Calwell
who subscribed their names as witnesses thereto
Harford County, MD - the 20th day of May 1812 then came Jesse Gudgeonthe Executor therein named who produced this instrument of writing andmade Oath on the holy evangels of Almighty God that he recv'd the samefrom William Calwell who had it for safe keeping and that it is thetrue and whole last will and testament of Sutton Gudgeon late ofHarford County Deceased that came to his possession or knowledge.
Certified by Abr'mJanett, RWHC
From: State of Maryland, Dept of Gen Serv, Hall of Records,Annapolis, MD
Harford County Wills, 1812 Volume AJC Page FF. 264-266
• Sutton Gudgeon was 2nd Lieutenant in Mililita formed in Baltimore County: Sutton Gudgeon was 2nd Lieutenant in Mililita formed in Baltimore County, 6 May 1776, Baltimore Co, Maryland. He was later commissioned Captain.
• Sutton Gudgeon sold a negro boy named Dick to James Alexander: Sutton Gudgeon sold a negro boy named Dick to James Alexander, 1785, Maryland.
• "Harriot's Hope" was assigned to Sutton Gudgeon: "Harriot's Hope" was assigned to Sutton Gudgeon, 2 Mar 1786. Harriot’s Hope. Plat no. 63; 100 a. leased to Richard Harriot
Jan. 12, 1746. Lives Richard Harriot Jr. age 60; Ann Harriot age 28;
Mary Harriot age 26. Tenant in 1767 Richard Harriot. Also plat No.
64; 72 a held by certif. of JOHN WILSON, dated May 25, 1762. Tenant
in 1767 John Wilson. Maryland resurvey, 1785. Parts of the above
plats became plat no. 38; 103 a. surveyed for John Harriot. The
patent record refers to John Harriot’s assignment of the property to
SUTTON GUDGEON, March 2, 1786. It was wit. by Jacob McCastlin.
• Sutton Gudgeon owned a quantity of land in an area known as: Sutton Gudgeon owned a quantity of land in an area known as: Gunpowder Neck, Baltimore Co, Maryland.
• He owned 100 acres called "Dublin": He owned 100 acres called "Dublin": Gunpowder Upper Hundred, Maryland.
• He owned 116 acres known as "Carrol's Adventure.": He owned 116 acres known as "Carrol's Adventure.": Gunpowder Upper Hundred, Maryland.
Sutton married Mary Mc Grevey on 13 Nov 1770 in Baltimore Co, Maryland. (Mary Mc Grevey was born about 1734 in Maryland.)