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Today In Genealogy History – October 18

Peter Carrico died 248 years ago – October 18, 1765 – at Bryantown Hundred in Charles County, Maryland.  Peter was born about 1700 in Normandy, France, son of Peter Carrico.  He married Ann Gates around 1720.  Peter and Ann had at least one son, Peter Carrico.  After Ann’s death he married Margaret Gates, probably a cousin of his first wife.  Peter and Margaret had 6 children:  John, Thomas Ignatius, James T., Bartholomew, Basil and Abel Carrico.

Peter Carrico’s Maidstone – 312 Acres

Peter Carrico is my 5th great-grandfather, supposedly born in Normandy, France, came to Maryland, married first Ann Gates, secondly Margaret Gates, a cousin of his first wife.  They lived in Bryantown Hundred, Charles County.  Maidstone was the name given to his 312 acres land.

Thanks for John Sullivan for his information that the Maryland State Archives are online and available for anyone willing to search!  Check out their website!

Maryland, March 4, 1734

By virtue of a special warrant out of his Lordship’s Land office bearing date the tenth day of September last, granted unto Peter Carrico of Charles County to survey a tract or parcel of land lying in Charles County aforesaid, originally on the seventeenth day of June 1675 granted unto a certain John Hunt for the quantity of one hundred acres and resurveyed again on the ninth of November 1721 for a certain Ann Gates for the quantity of two hundred and fifteen acres with liberties to include its surplusage and add what vacant land might be found contiguous thereto.  These are therefore to certify that I have resurveyed and laid out for and the name of him, the said Peter Carrico, the aforesaid tract of land according to its ancient note and bounds, including eighty nine acres of surplusage bounded as follows.  Beginning at a bounded white oak sapling standing at the edge of an old field at the place where the original first boundaries of the said tract stood, running thence north . . . to the first beginning, containing one hundred and eighty-nine acres and have added thereto one hundred and twenty-three acres of vacancy and reduced all into one entire tract called Maidstone, bounded as follows . . . tract of land called Canterbury . . . thence with a straight line to the first beginning, containing and now resurveyed and laid out for three hundred and twelve acres to be hold of Calvert Manor.                                           William Hanson, Dep. Just.