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Henry Dickerson

 

Dickerson-also spelled Dickason, Dickieson, Dickinson, Dickison, and Dickson.

 
     

Frederick County, Maryland was created in 1748 from parts of Prince George's and Baltimore Counties. In 1776 it was divided into Washington, Montgomery and, Frederick Counties. In 1837 parts of Frederick and Baltimore Counties formed Carroll County.

Henry Dickerson was born about 1689 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He was the son of Thomas Dickerson.

He married Susannah Sarratt at St. John's Parish, Prince George's County.

Henry and Susannah's children may have included:

John Dickerson (1721, married Ruth),
Thomas Dickerson (1724)
Sarratt Dickerson (1725, married Hannah Holland),
Solmon Dickerson (1727),
Zadock Dickerson (1729),
Ruth Dickerson (1730, married West Burgess),
Deborah Dickerson (1732, married Cleb Burgess),

Prince George's County, Maryland was created in 1696 from portions of Charles, and Calvert Counties. It was divided into six districts called hundreds: Mattapany, Patuxant, Collington, Mount Calvert, Piscattoway, and New Scotland. A part the county became Frederick County in 1748.
 

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from Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 605

Enrolled at request of Henry Dickason 26 Feb 1732:
From Henry Dickason, planter, to nephew Thomas Hunter, s/o my sister Elizabeth,
two tracts called Dickason's Lot and Foxes Hole;
containing 100 acres; also mentions Thomas Hunter's brothers Jeremiah Virgin and Uriah Virgin;
6 Dec 1732;
/s/ Henry Dickson (mark); wit.
Willm. Scott, Robert White (mark);
ack. 6 Dec 1732

 
 
 
 

from Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 655

Enrolled at request of John Dickason 26 Jun 1733:
From John Dickason, planter for love and affection to nephew John Dickason, s/o Henry Dickason; a parcel of land called Dickason's ?;
/s/ John Dickison (mark);
wit. Thos. Wilcoxon, Jacob Miller, Charles Hungerford;
26 Jun 1733;
ack. by John Dickason

 
 
 
 

from Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 Liber Y; Page 701.

The depositions were taken on the 17th day of May last on the sd tract of land, which is supposed to lay at the mouth of Goose Cr, on the north side thereof, at a small black oak standing about 30 yards from the dwelling house of John Flintt.

The following depositions were taken, viz -
John Piggman, aged about 45, declares that about 29 years ago [1714], he happened in company (at the afd place) with William Glover and Henry Dickeson, "[where they went for] a killing young crows", and the sd Glover showed this deponent a bounded red oak (that stood within 10 or 12 yards of the place he is now standing in) and he told this deponent it was a bounded tree of a tract of land belonging to Pinner, "livin" in Charles County.

We then adjourned to Jun 7, met again, and took the following depositions (viz)
Henry Dickeson, aged about 54 years, declares that about 30 years ago, this deponent happened (at the afd place) in company with William Glover and John Piggman, going to kill young crows, and sd Glover showed this deponent a red or black oak tree and This looks like Mr. Reed signed his name with an R,

 
 
 
 

from Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN, Abstract by Mike Marshall, Page 252.

At the request of John Lanham, Sr., the following Land Commission was recorded June 25, 1754
Memorandum that on the special petition of John Lanham, Sr.,
preferred to the justices of Prince George's County, Maryland on the 4th Tuesday in November in the 3rd year of his Lordship commission the Right Hon. the Lord Proprietary Dominion etc.,

his Lordship commission issued by order of the justices aforesaid out of the county aforesaid on the 24th day of December Anno Domini 1753

In these words following,
Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore Vizt;
to Messrs George Fraser, Robert Wade, Jonathan Burch and John Tolson of Prince George's County

gentleman, whereas John Lanham, Sr., is seized of two tracts called Foxes Hole and Dickeson's Lott and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town before Peter Dent, gentleman and his associates then and still justices within our county to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tracts of land.

Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tract.

Witness Richard Keene, gentleman,
December 15, 1753.

Issued December 24, 1753, Joseph Sim, Clk

Advertisement, by virtue of a commission had a Prince George's County court the Commissioner intend to meet at the house of John Lanham on May 28th next.

Given under our hands and seals April 23, 1754,
Robert Wade,
John Tolson,
Jonathan Burch

Thomas Sherwood aged 50 years being sworn declares

about 7 years ago Henry Dickeson came and laid out his hand upon this tree but now down and told this deponent that it was the beginning tree of Foxes Hole and it was told him by William Hunter that this tree was the beginning tree of Foxes Hole and then the commissioners ordered a post to be put down.

And at the same time Henry Dickeson told this deponent that this white oak was a bounded tree of Foxes Hole now this deponent has his hand on.

And at the same time Henry Dickeson told this deponent this hickory was the last tree of Foxes Hole but now down in a Locust post put down in the place and further this deponent saith not

William Piles aged 28 years being sworn declares

about 7 years ago Henry Dickeson told this deponent that this tree was the beginning tree of Foxes Hole but now down in their the commissioners ordered a post to be put down.

And at the same time Henry Dickeson came to this place and said that here or hereabouts stood the 2nd bound tree of Foxes Hole but now is down and there the commissioners ordered a post to be put down.

And at the same time Henry Dickeson told this deponent that this Locust was the 3rd bound tree of Foxes Hole but now is down and there the commissioners ordered a post to be put down.

And at the same time Henry Dickeson came to this place and told this deponent that this hickory was a bound tree of Foxes Hole and he laid his hand upon the aforesaid hickory is now down and there the commissioners ordered a post to be put down in any further this deponent saith not.

Edward Stonestreet, aged 50 years being sworn declares

about 7 years ago Henry Dickeson told this deponent that this tree was the beginning tree of Foxes Hole is now down and there the commissioners ordered a post to be put down.

And at the same time Henry Dickeson came here to this place and put his hand upon this Locust stump and said this was the 3rd tree of Foxes Hole and run from this place to the line of Battersey and to the bounded white oak of Gambrell's land and said he was told it was by William Hunter.

And at the same time Henry Dickeson told this deponent that this hickory is now down was the last tree of Foxes Hole and he laid his hand upon the tree and there the commissioners ordered a post to be put down any further this deponent saith not

Uriah Virgin, aged 26 being sworn declares

that about 6 or 7 years ago he saw Henry Dickeson put his hand upon this tree that is now down and said it was the beginning tree of Foxes Hole and that it was William Hunter that he said it was the beginning tree and further this deponent saith not.

Taken before us, May 28, 1754,
Robert Wade,
John Tolson,
Jonathan Burch

 
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