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John Magruder (abt. 1694 - abt. 1750)

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John Magruder aka Mcgruder
Born about in Prince George's County, Marylandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Prince George's County, Marylandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 17 Jun 2012
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John Magruder (1694-1750) [1]

1694 Birth

He was born 1694 at Good Luck, his father Samuel's dwelling plantation, located then Calvert Co, now PG Co, nr Long Old Fields, which would today be Forestville. [1]

John Magruder was a native, third generation Marylander. [1]

1711 Inheritance

John Magruder was named in the will of his father Samuel. He was under 16 years of age when will was written, therefore was not born later than 1695. [2]

Samuel Magruder's will was written 23 Nov 1710 and proved 31 Dec 1711 [2]

In his father's 1711 will John was to receive the tract Dunblane with plantation & 250 acres, plus share Lot #48 in Marlboro Town. [1]

1715 Marriage and Residence

John Magruder married Susanna Smith. d. 1750. [1]

John and his family resided at Dunblaine, Prince George's County, which he inherited from his father. [1]

1731 Inheritance from Mother

John Magruder was named in his mother Sarah's 1731 will.

1738 Creditor of James Hooke

1738. Robert Berenger reports that John Magruder signed the estate of James Hooke as Creditor, when James Hooke, of Prince George's County, MD, died in 1738. On this estate, James Lee was bondsman. Isaac and Lucy Brooke signed as witnesses. Another document of this estate was signed by Joseph Brooke signed and listed as next of kin James Hooke's two sons John and James Hooke Jr. [3]

A few years later, John Magruder gave a gift of land in Frederick Co, MD. to the above mentioned James Hooke Jr., for whom it was the first land. When John Hooke, James' brother was of age, James his brother half of the land he had recieved from John Magruder, even though he owned more land by then. After more years, John was involved in some lawsuits against his brother James, and gave back to James this same land that John Magruder had given James in the beginning. All of these transactions were gifts, and appear to be a land gift from a family member to help these fatherless boys of James Hooke Sr. get their start in life. James Hooke's wife's name was Annaple, and these land transactions have many believing that Annaple Hooke was a Magruder. However Annaple is a very rare name and only appears about 8 times in the record, four times to Beall women and once to a Gordon. Berenger surmises therefore that Annaple, born 1668, was a Beall and perhaps a sister of Sarah Magruder, who was born about the same time. In fact, Berenger has data suggesting that Annaple Beall's parents were Thomas Beale and wife Elizabeth, who may have been Elizabeth Lee, or may have been Elizabeth Travers dau. of William Travers and Rebecca Brookes of Westmoreland Co. Va. [3]

Berenger speculates that Thomas and Elizabeth might be parents of Sarah Beall Magruder as well. Berenger concludes that if Annaple Beale was the mother of James Hooke, and John Magruder was apparently a relative, John Magruder's mother had to be kin to James Hooke's mother. James Hooke's father Thomas Hooke Sr. came from a prominent family from London England. [3]

If James Hooke's mother was a Beall, then John Magruder's mother Sarah was a Beall. [3]


John Magruder died in 1750. [1]


  1. Nathaniel Magruder m. Margaret Magruder (daughter of James Magruder & Barbara Coombs) [1]
  2. Nathan Magruder b. 1718 in Dunblane m. Rebecca Beall (1st cousin, daughter of John Beall and Verlinda Magruder) [1]
  3. Col. Zadock, b. 1729 m. Rachel Pottinger (daughter of Robert Pottinger and Ann ) [1]
  4. Elizabeth Magruder m. Richard Burgess. [1]
  5. Cassandra Magruder m. Henry Hilleary (son of Thomas Hilleary, Jr.) [1]
  6. Rebecca Magruder m. Benjamin Hall (son of Benjamin Hall) [1]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 John Beall. A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al. Volume 426, Page 569
  2. 2.0 2.1 Will of Samuel Magruder. Prince George's County Will book I Page 46.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Berenger source.


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On 5 Jul 2016 at 21:02 GMT Sandra Scarborough wrote:

Magruder-201 and Magruder-144 appear to represent the same person because: same birth and death years

On 5 Jul 2016 at 21:00 GMT Sandra Scarborough wrote:

Magruder-201 and Magruder-64 do not represent the same person because: Different mothers

On 5 Jul 2016 at 18:23 GMT Kenneth Shelton wrote:

Magruder-64 and Magruder-201 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicates.

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