Notes for John Baldwin Adamson: WFT 3 Tree # 37 and WFT 7 Tree # 1487 lived on "Adamson's Choice" on 100 acres district known as Scotland on Captain John's Creek, 3.5 miles from Rockville, Maryland Residence Prince George County, Maryland / Montgomery Co
WFT 6 Tree # 17 John Baldwin Adamson lived on a 100 acre tract of land known as "Adamson's Choice". Conveyed by a patent granted to him by Lord Baltimore, Proprietor of the Province of Maryland dated July 26, 1726. "Adamson's Choice" was then in Prince George County later Frederick County and now Montgomery County, in a District known as Scotland on Captian John's Creek about three and one-half miles from Rockville. A certified copy was signed by Benedict Leonard Calvert, Lord Baltimore's brother. The grant of the patent is on file in Annapolis, Maryland. An inventory of his personal estate is on record at Annapolis, Maryland.
WFT 14 Tree # 15 John Baldwin ADAMSON and his wife, Lucy, settled on "Adamson's Choice" immediately after the grant of the patent in 1726 which took forty-five years and five months to finalize. The Greenberry ADAMSON-Georgia branch of the family descended from the Maryland family of this man. John Baldwin and Lucy had three children, Basil, Jeremiah, and Lucy. He died in 1744 and named Lucy and his three children, living in Prince George County, in his Will. An inventory of his personal estate, dated 1746, is on record in Annapolis. Documented Dates 5 April 1684 - Patent first applied for 4 December 1696 - Patent request reviewed 12 September 1712 - Patent application recorded in London 2 July 1726 - Patent request approved. Joh Baldwin and Lucy move onto "Adamson's Choice" 12 November 1729 - Deed for "Adamson's Choice" finalized and granted "Adamson's Choice" John Baldwin Adamson Platt 100 Acres "Charles & c., know ye that for and consideration that John Baldwin Adamson of Prince George County in our said province of Maryland hath due unto him one hundred acres of land withnin our said province by virtue of a warrant for that quantity granted him the twenty-second day of July, seventeen hundred and twenty-six as appears in our land office and upon such conditions of plantation of our Province bearing date the fifth of April, Sixteen hundred and eighty-four and remaining upon record in our said province together with such alterations as in them is made by our instruction bearing date at London the twelfth day of September, Seventeen hundred and twelve and registered in our Secretaries Office. "We do therefore hereby grant unto him the said John Baldwin Adamson all that tract of parcel of land called "Adamson's Choice" lying in Prince George County near Capt. Johns. "Beginning at the end of the first line of a tract of land called Constant friendship, running thence south two hundred and ten perches west, eighty perches north, ninety degrees west one hundred perches, north thirty degrees east forty perches, then with a straight line to ye beginning. "Containing now laid out for one hundred acres of land, more or less according to the certificate of survey thereof taken and returned into our Land Office bearing date the tenth day of January, Seventeen hundred and twenty six and there remaining, together with all rights, profits, benefits, and privileges thereunto belonging, (Royal Mines Excepted). To have and to hold the same unto him ye said John Baldwin Adamson his heirs as of our Manor of Calverton in free land common soccage by fealty only for all manner of services yielding and paying therefore yearly unto us and our heirs at our Receipt at the city of St. Maries at the two most usual feasts in the year, viz. The feast of the Annunciation of the Blesses Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Arch Angel by even and equal portions the rent of four shillings in silver or gold and a fine upon every alienation of ye said land or any part or parcel thereof one whole years rent in silver or gold or the full value of the full value thereof in suc commodities as we and our heirs or such officer of officers that shall be appointed by us and our heirs from time to time to collect and recieve the same shall accept in discharge thereof at ye choice of us and our heirs or such officer or officers aforesaid beforesuch alienation and the said alienation shall be entered upon record either in the Provencial Court or County Court where ye same parcel or land lyeth within one month next after such alienation, then ye said alienation shall be void and of no effect. "Given under our Great Seal at Arms this twelfth day of November, Seventeen hundred and twenty-nine. "Witness: Our Dear Brother Benedict Leonard Calvert, Esq. Gov. and Commander-in-Chief in and over our said Province of Maryland. Chancellor and Keeper of the Great Seal thereof Benedict Leonard (Great Seal) Calvert, Chancellor." Extracted from: Adamson 1662-1984 A Family History of the John Baldwin-Basil-Maryland branch and their descendants, the Greenberry-Georgia branch Researched and compiled by Reuben Cumbie Adamson for his family Andrea Adamson Chiles Inscriber June, 1984 "I found it very interesting that property settlements took so long to finalize at this time in Maryland. It is evident that the father and maybe even the grandfather of the John Baldwin had been claiming and farming this one hundred acres for years, trying to get the land in condition to meet plantation standards in the Province of Maryland. It is also evident that John Baldwin first applied for a patent when he was quite young, six or eight years of age, in keeping with the old English custom for all property to go to the oldest son." /s/ Reuben C. Adamson
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WFT 97 Tree # 1176 June 1723 Moved from Scotland to Maryland I have John Baldwin Adamson coming over in June, 1723. He was indentured , and his Indenture is in the London Guiol Hall. By 1728, however, he'd ended his indenture obtained a land patent from Lord Baltimore no less for "Adamson's Choice". Source for Indenture and immigration " Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825".
More About John Baldwin Adamson: Date born 2: 1682852, 853, 854 Date born 3: Abt. 1700, Largo, Fife, Scotland.855, 856, 857, 858, 859 Date born 4: 1705860 Christening: Sep 9, 1705, Largo, Fife, Scotland.861, 862 Died 2: 1744, , Montgomery, MD.863, 864, 865 Died 3: 1744, , Prince George, MD.866, 867
More About John Baldwin Adamson and Lucy ?: Marriage: Abt. 1727, , Prince George, MD.867, 868, 869