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Note:   [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [adgedge.ged] !(1) "The Tayloes of Virginia and Allied Families," by W. Randolph Tayloe (Berryville, VA, 1963) p.82. FHL #929.273 T211t. Cites: (a) Maryland Historical Society Magazine, Sep 1907, Vol. 2, No. 3, p.276-279. (2) "A Chronicle of Belair," by Shirley V. Baltz (Bowie Heritage Committee, Bowie, MD, 1984) p.31,33,39,41-42. (3) "The Maryland Gazette 1727-1761," by Karen Mauer Green (Frontier Press, Galveston, TX, 1989) p.17,19,20,35,52,56,70,72,77,103,108,109,112,125,158,165, 179,186,204,217,253.(4) "Genealogical Abstracts from 18th-Century Virginia Newspapers," by R obert K. Headley, Jr. (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1987) p.212. Cites: (a) "The Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser," 7 Apr 1785. !Death: (4a) Executors published notice 7 Apr 1785. (3) 1745, 27 Sep: Christopher Lowndes, near Bladensburg in Prince George's Co., reported two missing horses. There were also items stolen from his store. (3) 1745, 8 Nov: Christopher Lowndes, living at Bladensburg in Prince George's Co., reported a runaway servant man, a stone mason and bricklayer addicted to drinking. (3) 1745, 31 Dec: Christopher Lowndes, at Bladensburg in Prince George's Co., reported in "The Maryland Gazette" that he had news of advantage to Mary Tarluck who "some years since came from Liverpool, and landed on the Maryland side of Potomack River." (2,3) 1747, 14 May: Merchant of Bladensburg. (1) Of Prince George's Co., MD. (3) 1748, 14 Sep: Christopher Lowndes at Bladensburg reported a runaway Irish convict servant, a plasterer. (3) 1749, 1 Feb: Christopher Lowndes at Bladensburg advertised medicines for sale. (3) 1750, 21 Feb: Christopher Lowndes at Bladensburg reported a runaway Irish servant, learning the blacksmith's trade. (3) 1750, 16 May: "The Maryland Gazette" reported that a ship of Negroes, consigned to Mr. Tasker and Mr. Lowndes, had left Africa. (3) 1750, 12 Sep: Christopher Lowndes at Bladensburg, Prince George's Co., reported a runaway convict servant man. (3) 1752, 28 May: Benjamin Tasker Jr. and Christopher Lowndes advertised slaves for sale just imported in the "Elijah" by Capt. James Lowe. (3) 1752, 30 Jul: Christopher Lowndes at Bladensburg reported two runaway servant men, a sailor and carpenter and a shoemaker. (3) 1752, 27 Aug: Charles Clagett advertised land for sale called "Clagett's Purchase" on Rock Creek in Frederick Co., the sale to be at Thomas Chitham's at Bladensburg. For more information, apply to Christoper Lowndes at Bladensburg. (3) 1752, 26 Oct: Christopher Lowndes at Bladensburg reported a runaway convict servant man. (3) 1753, 16 Aug: Christopher Lowndes at Bladensburg reported three runaway servants, one a bricklayer and stone mason, another a rope maker. (3) 1755, 26 Jun: Christopher Lowndes, at his rope walk in Bladensburg, advertised rope for sale. (3) 1755, 23 Oct: Christopher Lowndes at Bladensburg reported two runaway convict servant men, a hemp-dresser and a weaver. (3) 1756, 12 Aug: Christopher Lowndes at Bladensburg advertised for 4 or 5 seamen for the Ship Hawke, Charles Slater, master, soon to leave for London. (3) 1756, 30 Dec: Christopher Lowndes advertised for rent a public house in Frederick Town, now occupied by William Beall. Apply to Christopher Edelen on the premises. (3) 1760, 18 Sep: Christopher Lowndes at Bladensburg in Prince George's Co. advertised land for sale called "Good Luck," about 480 acres, about 5 miles from Bladensburg and 9 from Upper Marlborough, and 130 adjoining acres called "Prevention." Also 260 acres, "part of Tasker's Choice," lying in Frederick Co. about 3 miles from Frederick Town, near to George Lye's. Also 50 acres, "Salisbury Plains," at the foot of Kittockton Mountain. Also 50 acres, "Baker's Ramble," near the latter, where the road from the Mouth of Manockasy and that from Frederick Town meet. Apply to George Murdock at Frederick Town. Lowndes continues to make cordage. (2) 1760, Oct: In his will, Benjamin Tasker ordered that all his real and personal properties were to be sold and the proceeds divided equally among three of his sisters, Anne Ogle, Frances Carter and Elizabeth Lowndes, and after their deaths, to their surviving children. He also specified that none of the money due to Elizabeth was to be paid into the hands of her husband, Christopher. Instead, as long as he was alive, Elizabeth's legacy was to be held in trust, and only the income paid to her or her children. (2) 1768, Jun: In his will, Benjamin Tasker Sr. left 2,500 pounds to his daughter Elizabeth Lowndes, but as long as Chrisopher Lowndes lived, her money was to be held in trust. Only the profits were to be paid into her hands, and upon such payment, she was to render a receipt. Anne Ogle, Robert Carter and Christopher Lowndes, or any two of them, were nominated to take over all matters pertaining to Col. Tasker's (his brother-in-law's) will. (2) Christopher refused to actin in conjunction with Anne Ogle and Robert Carter in the trusteeship of Col. Tasker's unsettled estate. (2) 1771, 11 Feb: Benjamin Ogle filed suit against Anne Ogle, Robert and Frances Carter and Christopher and Elizabeth Lowndes as heirs of Benjamin Tasker in the Chancery Court of MD, seeking title to the Belair plantation. (2) 1774, 27 Apr: The Chancery Court ruled in favor of Benjamin Ogle. It took years to settle the details. (4a) 1785, 7 Apr: Christopher Lowndes of Bladensburg, MD, dec'd, executors are Benjamin and Francis Lowndes.


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