Person:Jacob Duckett (3)

Jacob Duckett, , Senior
m. 16 Jan 1699
  1. Mary Duckett1699 - Abt 1743
  2. Elizabeth Duckett1700 -
  3. Charity Duckett1703 -
  4. Richard Duckett, Jr.1704/05 - Bef 1788
  5. John Duckett1706 -
  6. Anne Duckett1711 -
  7. Suzanna Duckett1712 -
  8. Jacob Duckett, , Senior1714 - 1764
  9. Rachel Duckett1716 -
  10. Martha Duckett1716 -
  11. Sarah Duckett1718 -
Facts and Events
Name Jacob Duckett, , Senior
Alt Name Jacob Duckett
Gender Male
Birth? 11 Nov 1714 Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland
Alt Birth? 11 NOV 1714 Queen Annes Par, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA
Will[1]
Death? 4 Jun 1764 Frederick County, Maryland

JACOB DUCKETT, SENIOR was born on November 11, 1714 in Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland.

Jacob settled in that part of Prince George's County, Maryland, which in 1748 became Frederick County, and it appears that he had planned to eventually settle in upper South Carolina, for in 1750 a plat for 400 acres was issued in his name in Berkeley County, South Carolina and although his name appears in the Index to Grants, 1755, apparently the grant for this land was never made, as Mr. Hutson, South Carolina State Archivist, cannot locate a Grant in his name. He was still living in Frederick County, Maryland, at the time of his death, eleven years later. Robert W Ramsey, in his, Carolina Cradle, Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747 - 1762 states that as far as the Carolina Frontier was concerned, the French and Indian War began in 1753 and lasted till 1760, and that "heavy Indian attacks occurred in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia ...", during this period. This, of course, would have been the route Jacob and family would have had to use, to get to South Carolina, which may explain their delay in going.

Within a few years of Jacob's death, however - about 1768/1769, as we believe, his widow, together with their son Jacob, Junior, and possibly other of their children, did remove to that section of South Carolina -Jacob, Junior receiving his first survey for land there in 1769, and Sarah, the widow, receiving hers in 1770. If Sarah's patent wasn't part of Jacob, Seniors original survey, it was certainly in the near proximity of it.

Following are abstracts of the records we have located concerning Jacob and Sarah (Odell) Duckett:

November 11, 1714 Jacob Duckett was born this date and his birth entered in Queen Anne's Parish Register, Prince George's County, Maryland [Page 10].

October 11, 1744 "At the Request of Jacob Duckett the following Mark of Cattle and Hoggs was recorded . . . a crop and under bit in the Right Ear and a Crop and Slit in the Left." [Prince George's County Deeds, Liber BB Number 1, f 204.]

April 20, 1745 Thomas Odell of Prince George's County, sold to James Edmonston, of said County, for the sum of 300 pounds Sterling money, "all the under written Negroes, Horses, Cattle, Hoggs, Sheep, Mares, plate, beds, household furniture & all the goods & Chatles hereafter mentioned vizt. One Negroe Woman called Tawne, one Negroe Man called Nace, one Negroe lad called Tom panger, one negro girll called Clare at Hilleary Williams, one negroe boy called Bob, one Negroe boy called Peter, one Negroe child called James, one Negroe childd called poll at Hilleary Williams, one negore woman called Luranah, one dito. called Page, one Negroe boy called Adam, one Negroe girll calld. Bett, one negroe boycalled Chrles, one negroe child called. Sam, one negroe man called Will at Jacob Ducketts, one negroe man called Linsler at James Odells, one Negroe girle called Hap & one negroe boy called Beckwith, at Jacob Ducketts, one Negro boy called Toby at James Odells and four feather Bed sand the furniture of said Beds, nine old Chairs, three old Tables, one old Scrutore, five Iron potts, four putter dishes, Eighteen puter plates, four Bason, one bell metle skillett, one Tea kitle, one stue pan, one Copper Ketle, one warming pan, three Silver Cans, Six Silver Spoons, two pair hand warming pan, three Silver Cans, Six Silver Spoons, two pair and millstones, two Cross Saws, one pilow, four sett Horse Harness with traces and Ox chain, one Cart, ten old Cyder Casque, one Ridle and one Fine sive, two large grindstones, twelves sheep, Eighty five hoggs &thirty Catle (young & old) all marked with a Swallow fork in each ear &an uper & under cut in the Right Ear and one Grey gelding called Strecher, one white gelding called Rover, one Old Iron grey gelding called Thunder, one rone mare called Blase, one old bay mare called Bonny, one young dark bay gelding & together with all my household furniture and working tools whatsoever to me appertaining . . . /s/ Thomas Odell, Wit: Tho. Owen, George Scott. (Prince George's County Deeds, Lib. BB#1, f. 302]

March 18, 1746/7 "CHARLES & C KNOW YE That for and in Consideration that Jacob Duckett of Prince Georges County in our said Province of Maryland hath Due unto him One hundred Acres of Land within our said Province by Virtue of an Assignment for that Quantity from James Magruder Junior being so much part of a Warrant for three hundred & Sixty acres granted said James by Renewment the thirty first Day of May Seventeen hundred and forty five as appears in our Land office and upon such Conditons and Terms as are Expressed in our Condisions of Plantation of our said Province bearing Date the fifth Day of April Sixteen hundred and eighty four and Remaining upon record in our said province ... We Do therefore hereby GRANT unto him the said Jacob Duckett all that tract or Parcel of Land Called Friendship lying in the county afd. BEGINNING at a Bounded White Oak Standing at the end of the Second Line of a Tract of Land called Abbingtons Cabbin near the fork of Abrahams Creek running thence North ... (etc.) Continaing & now Laid out for One hundered acres..." [Liber T.I.#3, ff. 191 - 192, Land Office Ananapolis.]

October 20, 1750 "CHARLES & C KNOW YE that Whereas Richard Duckett of Prince Georges County by his humble petition to our Agents for management of Land Affairs within this Province did Set forth that there was about the quantity of three hundred Acres of Vacant Land lying and being in the County aforesaid between our Manor on Coleinton Branch and Darnals Grove partly Cultivated by means whereof the Petitioner conceived the same could not be taken up by a common Warrant therefore humble prayed a Special Warrent to affect and secure it and that on return of a Certificate of Survey thereof he complying with all Requisites usual in such Cases might have our Grant Issue unto him thereon which was Granted him and accordingly a Warrant on the fourty day of October Seventeen hundred and forty eight unto him for that purpose old issue, But the said Warrant not being Executed within the time therein limited it was on the fifteenth day of October Seventeen hundred and fifty renewed and Continued a force for six Months longer from that date with liberty of Executing the same on so much Vacant Land lying and being in Federick County and on the draughts of Tuscaroara called the Glaff Ponds, In Pursuance whereof it is Certified into our Land Office there is Surveyed and laid out for and in the name of him the said Richard Duckett the quantity of one hundred and six acres of Vacant Land three hundred acres whereof rightes where made good at the time of Granting said Warrant But before he made good Rights to the remaining One hundred and six Acres he did on the twenty seventh day of October Seventeen hundred and fifty assign over all his Right and Title thereto unto a Certain Jacob Duckett, who has made good Rights to One hundred Acres part thereof by applying a special Warrant for that Quantity granted said Jacob the twenty second day of November Seventeen hundred and forty eight and for the remaining six Acres he has paid as well the sum of six Shillings Sterling Caution for the same as four Shillings Sterling for some Improvements mentioned to be made thereon according to Charles Lord Baron of Baltimore our Grand Father of Noble memory his instructions to Charles Carroll Esq. his then Agent bearing date at London the twelfth day of September Seventeen hundred and thirty eight and Registered in our Secretary's Office of our said Province Together with a Paragraph of our Instructions bearing date at London the fifteenth day December Seventeen hundred and thirty eight and Registered in our Land Office We Do therefore hereby Grant unto him the said Jacob Duckett all that Tract or Parcel of Land called the Flagg Ponds Beginning ... on the Southwest side of Kittockton Mountain ... Containing and now laid out for Four hundred and six Acres of Land more or less ... " [Liber BY&GS #4, ff. 165 - 166,ibid.]

1750 Jacob Duckett, 400 acres on Indian Creek. [South Carolina Archives, Columbia, Plat Books Index, 1731 - 1775, Volume 4, Page 406.]

January 2, 1753 "South Carolina - Pursuant to a Precept directed by George Hunter esq. His Majestities, Sur Genl. dated Jan. 2d 1753, I have surveyed & laid out unto Jacob Duckett a Tract of Land containing Four Hundred Acres, Situate lying & being in the Fork between Broad & Saludy Rivers, near a branch called Indian Creek; Bounded by Vacant Land one very Side; And Such Shape Form & marks as the above Plat represents. Certified the First day of Augt. 1753. John Hamilton D.S." [Pre-Revolutionary Plats, Volume 4, Page 436, South Carolina Archives department, Columbia.]

1754 Jacob Duckett sold "The Friendship" to Daniel Arnold. [Frederick County Land Records, Liber E, f. 390.]

July 4, 1755 Jacob Duckett , 400 acres on Indian Creek. [South Carolina Archives, op. cit., Index to Grants, Volume 6, page 327.]

October 10, 1759 "Frederick County Know Ye that for an in Consideration that Jacob Duckett of Frederick County in our said Province of Maryland hath due unto him thirty five acres of Land within our said Province twenty two Acres part thereof by virtue of So much part of a Warrant for fifty Acres Granted said Duckett by Renewment of Twenty ninth day of June Seventeen hundred and fifty nine thirteen acres more thereof by Virtue of another Warrant fourteen acres Granted him the first day of August Seventeen hundred and fifty nine as appears in our land Office and upon such Codition and Terms as are expressed in our Condition of Plantation of our Said Province being dated the Fifteenth day of April bearing date the fifth day of April Sixteen hundred and eighty four ... (etc.) We Do therefore Grant unto him the said Jacob Duckett all that Tract of Parcel of Land called Grubby Hallow lying in the County aforesaid BEGINNING ... near a Tract called Poplar Thickett ... Containing and now laid out for thirty five Acres of Land more or less..." [Liber BC&BS#13, ff. 380 - 381, Land Office, Annnapolis.]

November 1760 "Daniel Dulany Esqr. Attorney of this County moves the Justices of the Court here that a Guardian may be assigned to Ann Duckett upon which the Court assigns Jacob Duckett to be her Guardian." [Frederick County, Maryland, Judgment Record, Liber H-2, f. 1071.]

November 1760 "The justices of the Court here ascertain the following Roads to be Main Roads of this County and appoint the several persons following overseers of the same To Wit. ... From the mouth of Mcroo to Ballenger's Branch and from Powell's ford to the said Road and from the upper end of Pyburns old field to the top of Kittochtin Mountain and from William Barkers to the upper Ford on Monococy, Jacob Duckett." [Ibid., Liber H-2, ff. 1077 - 1078.]

March 1761 "John Jacobs, Jacob Duckett, Thomas Prather, BenjaminWanford William Goodchild James Manford Valontine Shrisnor William Plumer Mary Sydor Mary Sophia Everhart Ninian Beall Mordaca Beall Eleander Nugont Mary Springer John Caspool, Junr. Tabitha Talbut Richard Wainhouse Robert Allison Mary Hartogun Thomas Trasher and George Eastor Sworn Evidens to Grand Jury." [Ibid., Liber 1761 - 1762.]

November 1761 "... Justices here Ascertain the following main Roads within this County and appoint the following persons overseers thereof To Wit: From the mouth of Monocacy to Ballengers branch and from Powells ford to the said road and from the upper end of Pyburns old field to the Top of Kittoctin Mountain and from William Barbors to the upper Ford on Monocacy, - Jacob Duckett. [Ibid., f. 312.]

June 11, 1763 "FREDERICK &C, KNOW YE THAT WHEREAS Jacob Duckett of Frederick County by his Humble petition to our agents for Management of Land Affairs within this province did set forth that there was about the Quantity of eighty acres of Vacant Land Lying and being in the County and joining upon a Tract of Land called Peep of Day formerly in possession of John Hawkins deceased partly cultivated by mens whereof the petitioner Conceived the same could not be Taken up by a Common warrant therefore Humbly prayed a Special Warrant to Effect and Secure it and that on Return of a Certificate of such Survey he Complying with all other requisites usual in such Cases might have our plying with all other requisites usual in such Cases might have our grant issue unto him thereon which was Granted him and Accordingly a Warrant on the twenty fifty day of January Seventeen Hundred and Sixty three unto him for that purpose did issue. IN PURSUSANCE Whereof it is Certified into our Land Office that there was Surveyed and Laid out for and in the Name of him the said Jacob Duckett the quantity of eighty five acres of Land eighty acres part thereof rights was made good at the time of Granting said Warrant and for the remaining five acre he has paid and Satisfied unto Edward Lloyd Esq. our present agent and receiver General for our use as well the sum of five Shillings Sterling Caution as the sum of eight Shillings and Six pence Sterling for some Improvements Mentioned to be made thereon According to Charles Lord Baron of Baltimore our Great GrandFather of Nobel Memory ... (etc.) WE DO therefore Hereby Grant unto him the said Jacob Duckett all that Tract of Land called Oversight - Lying in the County aforesaid Beginning at two bounded white Oaks they being the Beginning Trees of a Tract of Land called John & Priscilla Taken up by John Hawkins lying between the Mountains and Running Thence South ...Containing and now laid out for Eighty five acres of Land ... to beholden of us and our heirs as of our manor of conococmongue ... YIELDING AND PAYING therefore yearly unto us and our Heirs as one RECEIPT at our City of St. Marys at the two most usual feasts in the year Viz the feast of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the archangel by even and Equal portions the rent of three Shillings and give pence Sterling in Silver or God . . ." [Liber BC&BS#25, ff. 223 - 224.]

References
  1. April 24, 1764 Jacob Duckett wrote his last will an testament, which was proved June 23, 1764. "Frederick County, Maryland Wills, Liber A, Number 2, f. 221]


    Will of Jacob Duckett

    In the Name of God, Amen, -- I Jacob Duckett of Frederick County in the Province of Maryland Planter, being weak and sick of Body, but of sound mind and Disposing Memory, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. Viz.

    Inprimus, -- My Will is, that all my Just debts be paid, and my Body buried after a decent and Christian-like manner, by my Executors hereafter mentioned, as soon as conveniently may be.--

    Item, I Give and Bequest to my dear and loving Wife Sarah Duckett, the third part of all my Real and Personal Estate.--

    Item, I Give and Bequeath to my Son in law William Boteler by Tract of Land called Oversight containing Eighty give Acres: to him, his Heirs, and Assigns for ever.

    Item, I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ann Botelar, one Cow and Calf.

    Item, I Give and Bequeath to my Son Thomas Duckett, my Tract of Landcalled Flagg-Pond containing 654 acres, To him, his Heirs, and Assigns for Ever. Upon condition nevertheless, that my said Son Thomas, shall pay to his four brothers, Viz. Jacob, Joseph, Richard, and Josiah, each one of them respectively, the Sum of Thirty five pounds Current Money of Maryland, as they arrive to the age of Twenty one Years.

    But in case my Son Thomas shall not comply with the said Conditon, and pay the said Money according to this my Will; Then my Will is, that the aforesaid Tract of land called Flagg-Pond be sold to the bet bidder by my Execututors, as aforesaid: and the Money arising from that sale to be equally divide between by five Sons as aforesaid.

    Item, My Will is, That my other two Tracts of land, Viz. The Grubby-Hallow containing 35 acres; -- and the Mountain-Tract containing 28 acres be sold by my Executors, to the best bidder; and the Money to be equally divided between my five Sons aforesaid.

    Item, I Give and Bequeath to my five Sons as aforesaid, the Sum of Fifty Shillings Current Money of Maryland, to be paid to each of them out of my Personal Estate, as they arrive to the age of Twenty one years.

    Item, I Give and Bequest all the rest of my Personal Estate to be equally divided between my four beloved Daughters, Viz. Margaret, Mary, Elizabeth, and Charity; to be paid to them as they arrive to the age of Sixteen years, on the day of Marriage.

    And Lastly, -- I Consititute and appoint my Loving Wife Sarah Duckett, and my Son Thomas Duckett to be whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament.

    In WITNESS, whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed my Seal this 24 day of April 1764.

    Jacob Duckett

    Signed, Sealed, Acknowledged, and
    Executed as his last Will and
    Testament, before us, --
    Joseph Johnson
    Newton Chiswell
    Ignatius Simms

    On the 2d Day of June Joseph Johnson Newton Chiswell and Ignatius Simms the three Subscribing Witnesses to the within will and made Oath on the holy Evangelist of Almighty-God that they did see the Testator - Jacob Duckett sign and seal the Said Will and hear him publish, pronunce and Declare the same to the best of their apprehensions of a sound and disposing mind and Memory and that They Severally Subscribed their Names as witnesses to the sd. Will in the presence of the Sd. Testator and in the presence of each other.

    Sworn before
    Thos. Bowles Dept.
    Com. Frederick County


    August 16, 1764 An inventory upon the estate of Jacob Duckett, deceased, was submitted. [Inventories, Liber 86, ff. 73 - 76, Hall of Records, Annapolis.]

    "An Inventory of the Goods and Chattels of Jacob Duckett late of Frederick County deceased Appraised in Current Money of this Province by us the subscribers (being thereunto legally Qualified) this 16th Day of August 1764

    His wearing Apparel
    A Still &c
    a saddle and Bridle
    Linen wheel
    Chaff bed and pair of Sheets
    Pair of andirons
    A warming pan
    pair of Tongs
    Gun Lock
    Pair of Millstones
    three old Guns with powdr, Horn
    6 rush bottomed Charis
    1 Elbow Chair
    7 old Chairs
    pair old Stilliards
    One large square Table
    2 old Boxirons & Heaters
    1 old Box Desk
    2 old Hackles
    pair Hand Bellows
    A Corner Cupbord wit Earthen Ward
    a Set of Surveyers Instruments
    two skins
    two Chests
    a Hone and razors
    pair old Andirons
    parcel old Books
    a Bed & furniture
    Trundle bed & Do
    Trundle bed & do
    19 1/2 lb Wool
    5 1/2 Yrds Linen
    6 Silver Spoons
    A Scales & Weights
    a Bed & furniture
    Knives and forks
    Looking Glass
    Shoemakers Tools
    Sheets and Table Linen
    Pld Candle Box
    parcel ruggs and Blankets
    pr Cart Wheels
    a Wooling Wheel
    Iron stove
    a parcel pots
    Two Brass kettles and skillet
    2 Candlesticks
    old ploughts
    195 lb new Iron
    4 1/2 lb Steels
    2 Iron pestles & old spendle
    parcel old Tubs
    parcel old Tubs and one Casque
    old old Cart
    Cutting Knife and steele
    a stack Wheat
    a stack Barley
    a stack Rye
    undressed flax
    Oats threshed
    a Loom &c
    one stallion
    one Mare 21 Years old
    one Horse Blaze 16 years
    One Mare Pleasnat 10 yr old
    3 old pot racks
    old Lumber
    Chafing Dish
    Whipsaw
    parcel Curried leather
    137 lb sole Leather
    a Tanned Colt Skin
    Two old Scythes
    Smiths Tools
    Crosscut saw
    a small Tenon saw
    Carpenters Tools
    Coopers Tools
    Horse Harnes
    Candle Mould
    Old Iron with Lumber
    Maul Wedges
    Narrow Axes
    parcel Hoes
    33 lb best pewter
    27 lb old pewter
    Old hooks
    flax froes
    one Gun
    Lumber
    Raw Hides
    Currying knife and stock
    Tub piggens and pails
    Old Bridles and Halter
    Joiners Tools
    Tobacco Screws
    pr. Cart Boxes
    parcel Chains
    8 lb Tallow
    a Tea Kettle
    Brass Cocks
    3 pr old Shears
    two Bowls fresh fork & Ladel
    a Gun wiper
    one Churn
    Earthen Ware
    Locks & old Sword
    a sifter and wheat sive
    a Bell Metal Mortar and pestles
    One Mare Boney 9 years
    One Horse Spark 15 yr
    One Mare fansy 12 yr
    One old Mare Sorrel
    One Horse Jockey
    One Yearling Colt
    12 head of Sheep
    One Young Colt
    23 head of Hogs
    1 Cow
    4 Cows and Calves
    1 Cow & Yearling
    1 Yearling
    1 Negro Woman Sarah
    One Negro Woman Happy
    2 Grindstones
    a Spade and shovel
    three Bells
    old Table
    4 Hives Bees
    pr old saddle Bags
    old pewter pots & old Canister
    1 lantern and tin Quart
    22 1/2 Bushels rye
    2 Bushels of Wheat
    2 pocket Compasses
    2 Bags and a Wallet
    16 harrow Teeth
    a winding Sheet
    Joseph Johnson & Maredith Davis, Appraisers
    [Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland Inventories, Liber 86, ff. 73 - 76.]

    October 31, 1765 "Sarah Duckett, Administratix", and her son "Thomas Duckett, Administrator of the last will and Testament of Jacob Duckett of Frederick County Deceased", sold to Valentine Thomas of the County aforesaid" ... for 18. current money Dollars at Seven Shillings and Sixpence', "Grubby Hallow" ... "lying in the county aforesaid Begining at a Bounded White Oak Standing near a Tract of Land called Poplar Thickett... containing 35 acres of Land more or less ..." /s/ Sarah Duckett, /s/ Thomas Duckett, Wit; J, Dickson, Thoo. Price. [Frederick County Land Records, Liber #K, ff. 342 - 344.]

    April 3, 1770 "South Carolina - Pursuant to a Warrant directed underthe hand and Seal of John Brennar Edq. By Sur. Genl. dated the 3d day of April 1770, I have admeasured and laid [out] unto Sarah Duckett a plantation or tract of vacant Land in Barkley County in the Forke between Broad River and Saludy containing one hundred and fifty acres Situate on the South side Enoree River and bounded N. Wrdly on Said River The other sides of vacant Land and hath such shape form and marks as the above platre presents. Certificed under my hand this 10th day of August 1770, ord Co 8th July 1774. Enoch Pearson D.S." [Pre-Revolutinary Plats, Volume 14, Page 479, South Carolina Archives Department, Columbia.]

    August 7, 1774 "One hundred & fifty acres Sittuate in Berkley Countyin the fork between Broad and Saludy Rivers on the South Side of Enoree River, bounding North Westard on Said River the other sides vacant Land..." granted to Sarah Duckett by "George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King ..." Wit: "the honbl,. Willm Bull Edq. Lieut,. Governor and Commander in chief of South Carolina." [Royal Grants, Volume 32, Page 71, South Carolina Archives, op. cit.]