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A Day's Reasearch at the Frederick Co., Md. Public Library Historical Archives
Posted by: Gayle Bach-Watson (ID *****7159) Date: June 28, 2007 at 05:58:39
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Maryland Marriages 1634-1777

Bentley, William 30 July 1738 Elizabeth Butler

History of Frederick County Maryland in two volumes Williams & McKinsey

1st Census of Frederick County 1790
Elijah Bentley, Levi Bentley, Eli Bentley


A List of Emigrants from England to America 1718-1759
(Immigration of Indentured Servants)

p. 17

#207 Bentley, Benjamin St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey,
Cordwainer; father and mother dead. NW. 4 yrs. Md.
19 S. 12 Nov 1739

Name Bentley, Benjamin
Origin St. Olave's, Southwark, Surrey
Occupation Cordwainer
Agent Nathaniel Wilson of London -- Chapman (NW)
Tenure of service 4 yrs
Destination Maryland
Age 19
Marital status single
Date of departure 12 Nov 1739

#208 Bentley, George. Manchester, Lancs. Weaver, W Bu
4 yrs. Jam. 23 S. 14 April 1738

Name Bentley, George
Origin Manchester, Lancs.
Occupation weaver
Agent William Burge (W Bu) of London -- Chapman
Tenure of Service 4 yrs
Destination Jamaica
Age 23
Marital Status single
Date of departure 14 Apr 1738


Passenger & Immigration Lists Index
P. William Filby & Katherine H. Nemeh eds.

2002 Supplement, Part 1

Bentley, Richard; Md; 1658; 2524.55 p.23
Samuell; Md; 1654; " p. 24
Thomas; Md; 1681 " P. 24
Richard; Md; 1681 " p. 24
Matthew; Md; 1665 " p. 23

2524.55 Gibb, Carson
A Supplement to the Early Settlers of Maryland.
Annapolis, Md.: Maryland State Archives, 1997. 248 pp.


Passenger & Immigration Lists Index
P. William Filby & Katherine H. Nemeh eds.

2001 Supplement, Part 2

Bentley, Thomas 18; Philadelphia 1734 2797.35 p. 9

2797.35 Grubb, Farley
Runaway Servants, Convicts, and Apprentices Advertised
in the Pennsylvania Gazette 1728-1796. Baltimore, Md.:
Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992.


No mention of Bentleys at the Pipe Creek Meeting in F. Edward Wright's
"Early Quaker Record's", Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin;
Vol. 36, no. 1, Winter 1995


In Settlers of Maryland (Peter Wilson Coldham. Baltimore, Md.:
Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996)

p. 16

County Name of Tract Acreage Date Reference

Bentley, Thomas
Bal Hill Spring 50 22 Jan 1745 PT1/165


Western Md Genealogy, Vol. 14, April 1998,
Orphans Court Proceedings, Frederick County

p. 57
24 October 1786 Priscilla Browning, age 11 1 Sept., bound to Solomon Bentley, to learn housework and spinning (95)

p. 61
Thomas Thornberry who m. Prudence Collins, admin. Jacob Collins; Azel Waters, Solomon Bentley sec (162)


Monocacy and Catoctin, Some Settlers of Western Maryland and Adjacent Pennsylvania and their descendants 1725-1988; C. E. Schildknecht, ed. @ 1989: Westminster, Maryland Family Line Publications. Vol II
Pg. 233

       Judge Joseph Wood’s will, probated October 16, 1782, left to his wife Catherine the Wood’s farm and a second tract called Addition, which had been part of Monocacy (sic) Manor. In case his widow remarried, his son Joseph, Jr. was to receive the two tracts, but only if he paid 25 pounds each to his sisters Sarah Wickham, Mary Hedges, Catherine Reynolds, Rachel Barnhart, Rebecca Bentley, and Ruth Bentley. Witnesses of the will were William Bentley, Jacob Collins, and Peter Grove. Col. Joseph Wood administered his father’s estate. The will of Catherine (Julien) Wood, widow of Judge Joseph, probated in 1794, named daughters Catherine Reynolds, Rachel Barnhart, Rebecca and Ruth Bentley, and step-daughter Mary Hughes.

Pg. 234
Judge Joseph Wood 1m Sarah Hodgson
Judge Joseph Wood 2m 1747 Catherine Julien d 1749 (d/o Joseph and Catherine), (widow of Jacob Julien c 1707-1747) (T & D). His will probated 1782, hers 1794.

•       Catherine b April 9, 1749, m 1766 Thomas Reynolds, Jr. Mar6 1731-1806 (MD Militia 1757). Children included Elizabeth b 26 Nov 1767 and William b 26 Mar 1770.

•       Elizabeth 5 Feb 1751 – before 1782, m 1769 Thomas Wilson, Jr. (s/o Constable of Upper Monocacy Hundred, will 1764).

•       Abraham 7 Feb 1735 – after 1782

•       John 29 Nov 1754 – 27 Nov 1832, m 1781 Martha Ogle 1754-1820 (d/o Alexander of Newcastle, DE and Martha). Moved west to Wabash Co., IL where buried. Children. Later 2m Rachel Bratton.

•       Rachel b 5 Feb 1757, m 1773 Benjamin M. Barnhart.

•       Rebecca b 12 Sep 1759, m --- Beatty
2m William Bentley (ex of Judge Joseph will). Farmed part of Spring Plains, deed 1778.
•       Ruth b 24 Nov 1761, m c 1780 Levi or Ely Bentley. She was witness at bro John’s wedding 1781.

Among references for the above are
Scisco MHM, vol 25, 206;
Maryland Gazette 1763; Brumbaugh,
Records of All Saints Parish, Frederick, Md; Scharf

Pg. 442

David Reifsnider was the first of a succession of Davids in the Carroll County area. Naomi recorded that Eli Bentley of Taneytown made for David and Elizabeth a grandfather’s clock in 1814, which was still in the family of the fourth David R. in 1940.


Inhabitants of Frederick County Maryland Vol. 1 1750-1790

p. 43
Rent Due on Land in Frederick County, 1768-1769
Thomas Bentley, gone to Carolina


Inhabitants of Frederick County Maryland Vol. 2 1749-1800

p. 2
Bentley, Thomas; 1761; addition to Carolina; 35 ac; BC&GS#23 188


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