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Descendants of William Lane

Generation No. 6

      21. Dutton Lane6 Sr. (Samuel5 Lane, Richard4, Roger3, Ralph2, William1) was born 1670 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, and died October 08, 1716 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland. He married Pretiotia Tydings 1693 in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of Richard Tydings and Charity Sparrow. She was born 1674 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, and died February 02, 1733/34 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland.

Notes for Dutton Lane Sr.:
"Dutton Lane sold his portion of his inheritance in Anne Arundel County and went (probably in the late 1690’s) to Baltimore County, Maryland where he was a deputy surveyor in 1700. His step- father, Job Evans, in 1694 had a 1000 acre tract, "Friends Discovery", surveyed near present Towson and in 1699 Dutton received a grant nearby of 300 acres called, "Lane’s Triangle". Dutton married Pretitia Tydings, orphan daughter of Richard, Anne Arundel County planter, whose 1687 Will names son John and daughters Charity married John Jordains; Eliza(beth) married John Belt; Pretitia; Marv. married Phillip Dowell. To the two youngest daughters the Will left "New Years" or "New Years Purchase" (500 acre tract on Gunpowder River, Baltimore County). In 1703 lawsuits, brought by his mother’s relatives, lost Dutton all of his Anne Arundel County properties. He fled to the Carolinas to escape creditors, but was back in Baltimore County by 1708, when he and wife "Pretescoca" sold their part of "New Years purchase" to Thomas Hooker. Dutton made Will May 21, 1716, but lived another 10 years, Will being probated October 8, 1726. Dutton and "Pretisoca" (so spelled in Will) had 6 and perhaps more children. To his 3 sons, Dutton, Richard and Samuel, the Will left "Lane’s Triangle" and to 2 daughters Margaret and Sarah, "Hampton Court". There was also a son John (b. after the 1716 Will), possibly a daughter Charity and others not traced." (1)

"Dutton Lane, son of Samuel, was born circa 1665; died by 8 October 1726; married circa 1693 Pretiotia, daughter of Richard Tydings and born circa 1676; on 2 May 1704 Lane sold all his personal estate to Benjamin Hooker; on 15 January 1708/09. Lane and wife Pretiosa sold Thomas Hooker and Richard Gist their share of New Year's Purchase; Dutton died leaving a will, 31 May 1716 - 8 October 1716, naming wife Pretiosa as exectrix, sons Dutton, Richard, and Samuel (to have Lane's Triangle), and daughters Margaret and Sarah (to have Hampton Court); children of Dutton and Pretiosa; Dutton, died circa 1783; Richard, married Sarah Fuller; Samuel died by 1779; Margaret, married William Merryman; Sarah, married Robert Sweeting; possibly John, married Aarilla Bosley in 1754 (59:634; 66:340; 69:69: 124:231)." (3)

BOOK: "The Lane Family" Part I, by Larry A James 1986. pg 9, 10, & 11.
WILL: Fathers Will gave him 300 acres of plantation called Browsely Hall which
was purchased from Fransis Huskins.
RESIDENCE: Moved to Baltimore County in the 1690's.
OCCUPATION: Surveyor 1700
Deputy Sheriff 1712 (4)

"Samuel Lane's will divided his acreage at Browsley Hall between his two sons. Dutton Lane, the great grandfather of Wilkinson Lane, inherited 300 acres and his older brother received 500 acres. In 1690 Dutton married Pretitia Tydings, the orphaned daughter of the planter Richard Tydings, who had died in 1787. Tydings was the master of Hazelnut Ridge Plantation in Anne Arundel County and he also owned two tracts of land in adjoining Baltimore County, a 375 acre tract of land known as "Najomie" and a 500 acre tract of land on the Gun Powder River known as "The New Years Purchase." The latter tract was bequeathed to his daughters Mary and Pretitia. After Dutton married Pretitia, they moved to what their contemporaries dubbed "Ye Great North Woods" and took possession of Pretita's inheritance. According to several sources, Dutton became a member of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, as society insisted on calling them. As a member of this religion, Dutton would not have believed in serving in the militia or in swearing an oath to any government. This would not have endeared him to the authorities at Annapolis and perhaps this was also a factor in the young family's decision to migrate to Baltimore County. Evidently, Dutton had a better than average education for the time and had some
connections, because he was a deputy surveyor after his arrival in Baltimore County. In the 1790's when he arrived at the head of the bay there would have been much work for a surveyor and his crews. It would have offered him an excellent opportunity to get a first look at the choicest of new lands being opened by the colony. The promise of all this opportunity was to be marred however. In 1703 members of his mother's family brought several suits against Dutton which led to the loss of all his lands in Anne Arundel County. To add to his woes, Richard had incurred serious debts and in 1703 he fled Maryland for the Carolinas. Perhaps this is why he sold his entire personal estate to Benjamin Hooker on May 2, 1704. It was not uncommon for planters to overextend themselves in those heady days or to incur financial difficulty because of the incompetence or dishonesty of their factors (business agents) in London. Perhaps he was the victim of unfortunate speculations. Whatever the cause, Dutton evidently made good on his debts because he had returned to Baltimore County by 1708, when he and his wife sold the 500 acre "New Year's Purchase" to Thomas Hooker and Richard Gist. In 1713 the official prejudices against Quakers had evidently eased for he served as a deputy sheriff of Baltimore County. He composed his will in 1716 but lived till October 1726 when he died at about age 59. At the time of his death, Dutton had two tracts of land remaining - Lane's Triangle and Hampton Court, both near present day Towson, Maryland. Lane's Triangle was a 300 acre tract he had received from the colony in 1699. This was bequeathed to sons Dutton, Richard and Samuel. Hampton Court was left to his daughters Margaret Merryman and Sarah Sweeting. It should be noted that in 1746 Margaret and her husband William Merryman sold Hampton Court to Colonel Charles Ridgely. Ridgely combined this purchase with two others to form the nucleus of a plantation that would in five decades become one of the most ambitious industrial and agricultural undertakings in the young United States. The hill top mansion his son and grandson constructed there, with a huge fortune gathered by the enterprising Ridgely's during the American Revolution, was one of the superlative examples of late Georgian architecture in this country. It's still preserved at the Hampton National Historic Site, which is easily accessible from exits 27 and 28 on the Baltimore County Beltway (I-695). This site's creation became the impetus for the founding of the National Historic Trust. Descendants of the Merrymans still remain in the area and were ardent backers of the estate's preservation. A farmhouse built in about 1730 by the owners who preceded the Ridgelys, possibly William and Margaret Lane Merryman, lies in a vale to the north of the mansion. Dutton and Pretitia raised four sons and three daughters. Richard, their third son, was the father of Tydings (Tidence) Lane who first migrated to Virginia and subsequently to Jefferson County, Tennessee, where he established the first permanent Baptist Church in that state. Others in Tidings line emigrated to Arkansas, some to don the butternut and gray during the Civil War. Dutton and Pretetia's second born son, Samuel, the second, was born in 1700 and was the father of Wilkinson Lane." (5)

Dutton, m. by 4 April 1747, Pretiosa, dau. of Richard Tydings (BALR TB#D:522). (6)

Will of Dutton Lane:==============================================================

Dutton Lane's Will may be found at the MD HALL OF RECORDS - Prerogative Court (Wills), 18, page 530, Dutton Lane, 31 May 1726 1\\

Excerpt from Maryland Calendar of Wills- 8/28/1726

To sons Dutton, Richard, Samuel and their heirs, "Lanes Triangle"

To daughters Margrett and Sary and their heirs, "Hampton Court"

Thomas Mason and Thomas Forde, personality. Wife Pretitia extx.

Testimony by: Philip Dowell, Mary Dowell, Alexandar Rosenquist

Sources for this information are:======================================================

(1) Kenyon Stevenson & A. Russle Slagle, GENEALOGY & HISTORY, May 15, 1944. CS42.G5

(2) A. Russel Slagle - "Major Samuel Lane, 1628-1681", MD HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, Winter 1976.

(3) Revolutionary Patriots of Baltimore (Maryland), page 154.

(4) [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1189, Date of Import: Nov 27, 1996]

(5) Fred Schultz, 70 Gorham Street Canadaigua, NY 14424, His manuscript on Wilkinson Lane, which I have in a file called c:\deaver\personal\ftw\docs\clarklan.txt

(6) Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527,

More About Dutton Lane Sr.:
Burial: October 10, 1716, Baltimore, Maryland
Will: May 21, 1716, Will being probated October 8, 1726

Marriage Notes for Dutton Sr. and Pretiotia Tydings:
Dutton, m. by 1708/1747, Pretiosa, dau. of Richard Tydings (MWB 6:40; BALR TB#D:522; Rent Roll AA-B#2:423).

Children of Dutton Sr. and Pretiotia Tydings are:
+ 27 i.   Dutton Lane7 Jr., born Abt. 1695 in Baltimore, Maryland; died 1783 in Baltimore, Maryland.
+ 28 ii.   Richard Lane, born 1701 in Baltimore, Maryland; died 1770 in Pittsylvania, Virginia.
+ 29 iii.   Samuel Lane II, born 1700 in Baltimore, Maryland; died 1779 in Huntington, Bedford, Pennsylvania.
  30 iv.   Sarah Lane, born 1705; died Aft. 1733. She married Robert Sweeting 1733 in Baltimore, Maryland; born 1700.
  Notes for Sarah Lane:
Sarah Lane, born 170553; married Robert Sweeting; born Abt. 170054.
Notes for Sarah Lane:
"Sarah Lane (daughter of Dutton) married Robert Sweeting and had several children not traced.
The Sweetings went to Virginia in the 1740’s, probably with the family of Richard Lane." (1)

  31 v.   Margaret Lane, born 1702 in Baltimore, Maryland; died Aft. 1742. She married William Merryman Abt. 1725; born 1700 in Baltimore, Maryland; died Aft. 1750.
  Notes for Margaret Lane:
Margaret Lane, born 1702 in Baltimore County, Maryland48; died Aft. 174249; married William Merryman Abt. 172550; born Abt. 1700 in Baltimore County, Maryland51; died Aft. 175052.
Notes for Margaret Lane:
"Margaret Lane (daughter of Dutton) married William Meryman of Baltimore County and had:
Jemima, Margaret, William, George, Joanna and Chloe. In 1746, William and Margaret deeded
"Hampton Court" to Charles Ridgley." (1)

  32 vi.   Lucy Lane.
  33 vii.   Elizabeth Lane, born 1710.
  34 viii.   Charity Lane, born 1713.
+ 35 ix.   John Lane, born 1712 in Baltimore, Maryland; died Abt. 1769 in Baltimore, Maryland.

      23. Samuel Lane6 Jr (Samuel5 Lane, Richard4, Roger3, Ralph2, William1) was born 1671 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, and died 1715 in Anne Arundel, Maryland. He married Sarah Harrison 1697 in Maryland. She was born February 27, 1679/80 in Calvert, Maryland.
Children of Samuel Jr and Sarah Harrison are:
+ 36 i.   Richard7 Lane, born 1699 in Anne Arundel, Maryland; died 1741 in Calvert, Maryland.
  37 ii.   Harrison Lane, born 1702. He married Sarah Wells.
  38 iii.   Samuel Lane, born 1705; died Bef. 1741.
+ 39 iv.   Joseph Lane, born 1707 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland; died 1751.
  40 v.   Elizabeth Lane, born 1708; died June 26, 1738. She married John Booker.
  41 vi.   Benjamin Lane, born 1710; died Abt. 1774. He married Susannah Parker.
  42 vii.   Thomas Lane, born 1712; died December 10, 1819.
  43 viii.   Nathan Lane, born 1715; died 1742.
  44 ix.   Sarah Lane.

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