Associated Person

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Fendall   Notley Hall   Mattapany  

William Digges

Occupation: Planter, Merchant, Militia Colonel
Born: 1652
Death: 1697
Ethnicity: English
Religion: Protestant
Place of Birth: Bellfield, York-Hampton, Virginia
Place of Death: Charles County, Maryland
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Page
Mother's Origin: Hampton, Elizabeth City, Virginia
Father's Name: Gov. Edward Digges
Father's Origin: Chilham Castle, Kent, England
Estate Value (£ s d): 722.11.07
Slaves: 25 (12 male, 13 female)
Name of SpouseDate of MarriageMarriage Place
Elizabeth Sewall 1681Maryland
Name of ChildBirth Date
Jane Digges 1674
William Digges 1678
Edward Digges 1680
Elizabeth Digges 1683
Ann Digges 1685
Charles Digges 1685
Nicholas Digges 1686
Dudley Digges 1689
Mary Digges 1691
John Digges 1697
Elizabeth's Delight1000 CC Will Record A 2 Charles County
Digges Addition295 CC Will Record A 2 Charles County
Digges Purchase/Charlestowne401 CC Will Record A 2 Charles County, Previously known as Bayne's Land and later Charleston/Charles Towne
Pangaia2000 CC Will Record A 2 Charles County, Includes tract called Barbadoes
Bellefield600 CC Will Record A 2 Virginia
Liber 7 folio 292 WillJuly 24, 1697Executors: Elizabeth & Edward Digges; Testators: Charles Carrol, Henry Wharton, & William BrowneDevised September 19, 1695
InventoryOctober 4, 1697Appraisers: William Hawton Sinot, William Hatche, Benjamin Hall, Nicholas Crouch, Francis Greene, Thomas Mitchell, James Smallwood, & Anthony Neale 

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