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View Tree for Dr. Gustavus BrownDr. Gustavus Brown (b. April 10, 1689, d. April 1762)

Dr. Gustavus Brown (son of Gustavus Brown and Jane Mitchelson)1 was born April 10, 1689 in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland1, and died April 17621. He married Frances Fowke Brown on 1710 in Nanjemoy, MD1, daughter of Gerard Fowke, Jr. and Sarah Burdett Fowke.

 Includes NotesNotes for Dr. Gustavus Brown:
Dr. Gustavus Brown, Immigrant
He came to Maryland in 1608 and had a medical practice in Nanjemoy.
About 1714, he purchased from Philemon Hemsley 300 acres south east of Port Tobacco called "Rich Hill." He is believed to be buried at Rich Hill where he died from
apoplexy. The home was sold from the family in 1806. It later became famous as the place where John Wilkes Booth hid after assassinating Pres. Lincoln. An 18th century house exists and the current residents look for buried treasure under an old tombstone marked with an X. His second wife was Margaret Boyd Black who was the mother of his son Dr. Gustavus Richard Brown.
In his will, he described himself as "a Practitioner of medicine and Laird of Mainside and the House of Byers, Roxbury Scotland." His Scottish lordship, Edinburgh education, and property holdings in Scotland and Maryland placed Dr. Brown in a social position unparalleled in the colony. He was also thought to be the richest man in Charles County.
Dr. Gustavus Brown's Will dated December 9, 1755 Gustavus Brown, Practitioner in Medicines, desires his estates in Scotland, England and Maryland be disposed of as follows:
To wife Margaret Brown, tract of land Durham Parish, called Midleton. Mentions his two children by her, named Gustavus Richard Brown, and Margaret Brown, if the above son does not have heirs, to his son Richard Brown and male heirs of his body.
To Frances Moncure and male heirs, of his, and if he has no heirs, then to eldest son of my daughter Sarah Scott; if no heirs, then to daughter Mary Threlkeld; if no issue, then to eldest son of daughter Elizabeth Wallace; if no heirs, to eldest son of daughter Jane Campbell, and for want of such to eldest son of daughter Cecelia Key; if no such heirs, to
eldest son of daughter Anne Claggett, and for want of such heirs, to eldest son of daughter Margaret Brown; if no heirs, to John Mitchelson, Middleton, Scotland; for want of such heirs, to Samuel Mitchelson, brother of said Mitchelsen.
To wife, 10,000 lbs of tobacco. In an agreement, in writing, with present wife, it was contracted that in case she survived me, she was to be paid sum of 20lbs Sterling per year. Because she has deserved well from me and the regard she has shown to all the rest of my children, I hereby give her, instead of 20lbs Sterling per year, all the yearly rents of my lands called "House Byres", lying in Scotland.
To son Gustavus Richard, for use of his mother, my new riding chair and horses; my farm in and about Newstead, Scotland; if he qualifies himself for the practise of law,
physick, or divinity, then to receive the rent till he becomes 25. Several sums of money was in the hands of kinsman Samuel Mitchelson, in Scotland. My daughter Mary Thelkeld, my son-in-law, Mr. Moncure, and others who married my daughters.
Probated May 12, 1762 in Charles County, Maryland

More About Dr. Gustavus Brown:
Record Change: July 07, 20021

More About Dr. Gustavus Brown and Frances Fowke Brown:
Marriage: 1710, Nanjemoy, MD.1

Children of Dr. Gustavus Brown and Frances Fowke Brown are:
  1. +Frances Brown Moncure, b. July 29, 17131, d. November 08, 1744, Stafford County, VA1.
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