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James Archibald Edmonston Sr. (1697 - 1753)

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Captain James Archibald Edmonston Sr.
Born in Hall, Prince George's, Maryland Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Prince George's County, Maryland Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 17 May 2015
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  • Parents: COL Archibald Thomas Edmonston (1670-1734), Jane (Beall) Edmonston (1674-1745).
  • Spouse of James Archibald Edmonston: His CousinMary Ann (Beall) Edmonston (1704-1767).
  • 7 Children:
  1. Margery Edmonston (1729-1801),
  2. Archibald Edmonston Jr. (1734-1786),
  3. Ninian Beall Edmonston (1735-1816),
  4. Jane Edmonston (1734-1801),
  5. Sarah Edmonston (1743-1826),
  6. James Edmonston Jr. (1745-1793),
  7. Margaret Smith Edmonston (1746-1747).
  • Captain of Colonial Militia.
  • Judge / Justice Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • 29 July 1714 "EASY PURCHASE": Maryland and Virginia Colonials: Genealogies of some Colonial Families. by Sharon J. Doliante. Page: 51., Capt. Archibald Edmonston had due him 900 a. , by virtue of an assignement for 1000 a., from Mr. Henry Darnall. being a warant granted the said Henry for the said Quantity, Oct3 31, 1713. Capt. Edmonston was therefore granted 900 a. called "Easie Purchase", in Pr. Geo's Co. (Land Office, Liber PL#3, ff. 490-2). Mar. 3 1715 "THIS INDENTURE. . . Between Archibald Edmonston of Prince George's County, in the province of Maryland Carpenter . . . and James Beall of the County and Province aforesaid planter, Witnesseth, that the said Archibald Edmonston for and in Consideration of the sume of Seventy two pounds Sterl in hand paid . . . Hath granted bargained Sold, and Confirmed to said James Beall all that tract or parcell of Land Called Easie Purchase lying and being in prince George's County, Beginning, at a bounded White Oak Standing on the South Side of a Hill near a small branch, in the forke of the Eastern branch of Potmack River & running thence East . . . Containing nine Hundred Acres more or less, together with all buildings houses, Orchards, Gardens, ffences Improvements woods underwoods timber & timber Trees ways passages Easments, appurtenances benefitts profitts and commodityes wt soever . . ." (Pr. Geo's Co. Deeds, Liber E, ff. 512-14), (Wit: Thomas Sprigg, John Bradford. Jane, wife of Archibald Edmonston, acknowledged.). (The afore said land sold to James Archibald Edmonston is now present day Edmonston Maryland.). Pages displayed by permission of Genealogical Publishing Com Viewed by John P Vickery IV On:13 Aug 2016.
  • Edmonston, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.


  • Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Repository -
  • (Note: some of the information in this Boigraphy may be False.)

  • "Tobacco and Slaves: The Development of Southern Cultures in the Chesapeake- Page 210"
  • Abstracts of Maryland Wills - 1751-1754. Will Of: James Edmonston. . Viewed by: Vickery-352 On: 6 April 2016.

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On 5 Apr 2016 at 05:08 GMT J (Vickery) V IV wrote:

6th Gr Gf.

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