John Douglas

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John Douglas, Jr. , son of Colonel John Douglas and Sarah Bonner, was born before March 4, 1664 in Charles County, Maryland.

When he was an infant he inherited Beach Neck in Charles County from William and Bridget Heard. Beach Neck's title was later disputed. William and Bridget were his future parents-in-law.

In 1679, when his father died, the will provided that he inherit part of Cold Spring Manor when he was 21 years old. He sold part of his share of Cold Spring Manor to Francis Collier.

The four acre Douglas Delight was surveyed on July 16, 1679 for John Douglas. It was patented in 1681 by John Douglas.

He married Catherine Heard. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on John and Catherine Heard.

On August 16, 1710 an indenture from James Gould, planter, to Josias Cuttance, schoolmaster; for 1,500# tobacco; a parcel called Douglas Delight.

John died in his early 40s.

Beach Neck (Locust Grove, Beech Neck) was a plantation in Charles County, Maryland taken up by William Heard in 1644 and left to his wife Bridget Yowkins. In 1655 Bridget left half her property to her sister and half to her grandson, John Douglas, Jr. John sold to it to Philip Lynes and in 1697, Philip Lynes leased it to John Ward. The title to the property was later disputed.

John Douglas (1636) bought Cold Spring Manor on May 10, 1677 from Josias Fendall for 22,000 pounds of tobacco. It consisted of a home on 1,050 acres on the west side of the Patuxent River in Mt. Calvert Hundred (now part of Patuxent Hundred) in Prince George's County, Maryland . The manor came with all rights of "Lord of the Manor."

John Douglas (1664) inherited 500 acres which he left to his son, Benjamin Douglas (1685) who sold part in 1705. The residue of Cold Spring was inherited by John's younger brothers, Joseph Douglas (1675) and Charles Douglas (1678).

 

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