Samuel Mansell, son of George Mansell & Sarah (Garrett) Norwood, was born December 04, 1715 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. St. Anne's Parish, also known as Middle Neck Parish, included the land between the South River and Severn River. It is located today in the center of Church Circle in Annapolis. He lived his entire life there, and died June 06, 1779.
The family probably lived near Annapolis, at the mouth of the Severn River, on the western shores of Chesapeake Bay. Puritans settled the area in 1649 when Queen Ann gave it a charter. About 1745, Samuel married Eleanor "Susanna" Gassaway, daughter of Nicholas Gassaway and Elizabeth Hawkins in Anne Arundel County. They had 11 children.
Samuel, and his youngest son, George, were among 900 men who signed the Oath of Fidelity to Maryland during the Revolution,  Friction between the British government and its colonies had been developing gradually for more than 10 years. The war exploded in the colonies, April 19, 1775. The size of the fighting forces rarely exceeded 15,000 men. Both patriots and redcoats relied chiefly upon the musket and bayonet. Samuel Mansell, 59, joined the Patriot Army, and the fighting continued for 8 years. His military rank was Major.
Ann Arundel County, Maryland, Dec. 20, 1763
On December 20, 1763, Basill Poole Junior, plaster of Ann Arundel County, mortgage to Samuel Mansell for 31 lbs. the following items: Mare colt, 17 head of hogs, 2 featherbeds, 3 pots, 2 basins, a dish, 2 spinning wheels, a gun, 2 ploughs and a saddle." He must have repaid the lein since on Feb. 25, 1765, he again mortgages items to Mansell for 30 lbs. These items included all household furniture, 15 head of hogs, a mare and foal and a red cow yearling.
4 November 1769 , Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA 
Maryland fs.t This Indenture made this twenty fourth Day of November ADomina One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty nine Between Samuel Mansell of Frederick County and Province of Maryland Merchant of the one part & Benjamin Gassaway of Ann Arundel County and Province aforesaid Planter of the other Part Witnesseth that whereas the said Samuel Mansell did by his Indenture bearing Date the third Day of June ADomina One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Eight for the Consideration hereafter Expressed make over and Convey unto him the said Benjamin Gassaway his heirs and Assigns forever all him the said Samuel Mansell Right title Claim and interest of a certain tract or parcel of Land being in the said Deed Erroniously Call'd Look Sharpe but properly call'd Windsor Forrest Referrence being had to the said Deed will more fully and Largely Appear Now This Indenture Witnesseth that the said Samuel Mansell in Order to Confirm the right of the said Land that was in the aforesaid Deed bargained and Sold or therein intended to be bargained and sold for the sum of Forty two pounds and Ten Pence being the Consideration being expressed in the above recited Deed which said Sum the said Samuel Mansell doth hereby Acknowledge the receipt Hath given granted bargained sold Aliened Enfeoffed and Confirmed & by these Presents doth fully Clearly & Absolutely give grant Bargain sell alien enfeoff and Confirm unto him the said Benjamin Gassaway his heirs and Assigns forever Part of a tract or parcel of Land called Windsor Forrest as hereafter Described lying and being in Ann Arundel County on the Drafts of Plummers Branch Beginning for the same at a Bounded White Oak and Maple being the beginning Trees of the whole Resurvey Called Winsor Forrest & runing thence North Eighty two degrees East one hundred and Seventy eight Perches then North fifty three Degrees and an half Each Sixty one Perches then north thirty Six Degrees West Sixty two perches then north nineteen Degrees & a half East Twenty Six Perches Then north thirty Six Degrees West Sixty Six Perches Then South Seven degrees East thirty three Perches then south Forty three Degrees and an half West one hundred and Fifty nine perches then north fifty eight Degrees West Fourteen Perches Then north thirty five Degrees East twenty seven perches Then north fifty five Degrees and a half West thirty Seven Perches then south thirty four Degrees West twenty nine Perches then North four Degrees West eighty Six Perches then South Eighty Degrees West Sixty four Perches then south twenty eight Degrees East Seventy four Perches then south Seventy Six Degrees East twenty one perches then south twenty two Degrees west thirty eight Perches thence with a Streight Line to the first begining Containing and laid out for One hundred Acres of land more or Less Together with all and Singular the Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise Appurtaining To have and to hold the said one hundred Acres of Land and Premises with their Appurtenances unto him the said Benjamin Gassaway his heirs and Assigns forever and to none other use intent and Purpose whatsoever and the said Samuel Mansell for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators doth hereby Covenant and agree to and with him the said Benjamin Gassaway his heirs Executors or Assigns that he the said Samuel Mansell shall and will from time to time hereafter warrant and forever Defend the said Benjamin Gassaway his heirs and Assigns all the above bargained Lands and Premises with their Appurtenances Claiming by from or under him the said Samuel Mansell his heirs and Assigns forever and the said Samuel Mansell for himself and his heirs doth hereby Covenant for himself and his heirs to and with him the said Benjamin Gassaway his heirs and Assigns that he the said Samuel Mansell & his heirs shall and will from time to time and at all Times hereafter do make acknowledge suffer and execute or cause to be made done Acknowledged sufferred and Executed all and Every such Further and other act or Acts thing or things Assurances or Conveyances in the Law as by him the said Benjamin Gassaway his heirs or Assigns or his or their Council learned in the Law shall be from time to time Reasonably devised Advised for the further and better Assurance surety & sure making of all and Singular the premises hereby bargained and sold or intended to be hereby Bargained and sold according to the true intent and meaning of these presents
In Witness whereof the Party to these presents hath hereunto set his hand and affix's his Seal the Day and year first above written Sign'd Seal'd and Delivered ~ Samuel Mansell (Seal) in the presence of us David Lynn Tho Price On the back of the aforegoing Deed was thus Endorsed Viz.t
28 November 1769 , Frederick, Maryland, USA
Then received of Mr. Benjamin Gassaway the sum of Forty two pounds & Ten pence Current Money being the Consideration Money within Mentioned Received P, Testes David Lynn and Tho Price ~Samuel Mansell
Then came before us two of his Lordships Justices of Frederick County Court the within named Samuel Mansell and Acknowledged the within Indenture to be his Act and Deed and the Land and Premises within mentioned to be the right and estate of said Benjamin Gassaway his heirs and Assigns forever at same time Came Susanna the wife of the said Samuel Mansell who being privately Examined out of the hearing of her said Husband freely Acknowledged that she gave up all her right and title of Dower unto him said Benjamin Gassaway his heirs and Assigns forever according to the True intent and Meaning of these presents ~David Lynn ~Tho Price
Maryland Frederick County fs.t I hereby Certifye that David Lynn & Thomas Price Gentlemen LS before whom the above Acknowledgement was taken were at the time of taking the same and Still are two of his Lordships the right Honourable the Lord Proprietary his Justices of the peace for the County aforesaid duly authorized and Assigned and that to all Acknowledgments by them so taken and signed due faith and Creditis and ought to be given as well in justice Court as thereout I Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the publick seal of the County aforesaid this 24.th Day of November 1769 Tho.s Sprigg Clk of Fred.k County
November the 28.th 1769 Received of M.r Samuel Mansell the sum of four Shillings Sterling for the use of Lord Baltimore being the Alienation Fine on the within land and by Virtue of a Commission from Dan of S.t Tho.s Jenifer Esq his said Lordships agent and receiver General 10 sides Recorded 28.th November 1769 J Brice
Maryland fs.t This Indenture made this twenty fourth of November Anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty nine Between William Aldridge of Fredricks of the one Part and Benjamin Gassaway of Ann Arundel County of the other Part Witnesseth that the said William Aldredge for and in Consideration of the sum of Forty Pounds Current Money to him in hand Paid at and before the ensealing and delivery of these Presents by the said Benjamin Gassaway the receipts whereof he the said William Aldredge doth hereby Acknowledge and himself theirwith fully Satisfied Contented and Paid and theirof and their from and from every Part and Parcele thereof doth fully Clearly & Absolutely exonerate acquit & Discharge the said Benjamin Gassaway his heirs and Assigns for ever Hath given granted Bargained Sold Aliened Enfeoffed and Confirmed and by these Presents Doth fully Clearly and (Absolutely)
1746-1748 - Samuel Mansell patented the following land in Anne Arundel County, Maryland:
April 03, 1746, "Chance," 42 acres
April 04, 1746, "Mansell's Range," 77 acres
January 18, 1748, "Mansell's Range Addn.," 107 acres.
1752-1765 - Samuel Mansell patented the following land in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.:
October 19, 1752, "Mansell's Defence," 1364 acres
November 16, 1754, "Defence Addition," 2384 acres
November 12, 1756, "Find It If You Can," 5 acres
November 25, 1756, "Additional Chance," 200 acres
November 18, 1758, "Look Sharp," 243 acres
January 08, 1763, "Pillaged Land," 55 acres
September 19, 1765, "Range Declined," 2770 acres
May 08, 1765, "Who Knows the Worth of It," 50 acres
June 1755 - Frederick County, Maryland Court. Samuel Mansell vs. Christopher Lowry.
October 31, 1765 - Samuel Mansell, of Ann Arundel Co., planter, deeds to Samuel Chase of Annapolis, attorney, part of "Range Declined" (376 acres) in Ann Arundel Co. granted to him in 1765. No wife waives dower.
1768-1771 - The following tracts of land were patented to Samuel Mansell in Anne Arundel County, Maryland:
July 11, 1768, "Mill Land," 25 acres
December 01, 1769, "Windsor Forest," 1434 acres
December 06, 1769, "Great While at Rest," 25 acres
June 07, 1770, "Brentwood Forest," 25 acres
August 10, 1771, "Henry's United Friendship," 312 acres
November 1766 - The Frederick Co., Md. administration account of John Warfield shows that Warfield's estate made a payment to Samuel Mansell
November 1769 - Jacob Hamm (wife Barbara) of Frederick Town, for 300 pounds, sells lot #90 in Frederick Town to Samuel Mansel
November 24, 1769 - Samuel Mansell, of Frederick Co., merchant, to Benjamin Gassaway, of Ann Arundel Co., planter, correction of a June 3, 1768 deed of land erroneously called "Look Sharpe" but properly called "Windsor Forrest," lying in Ann Arundel Co. on the drafts of Plummers Branch (100 acres.) Susanna, wife of Samuel, releases dower
December 8, 1769 - Michael Snider of Frederick Co., for 50 pounds, sells lot #287 in Additional Lots in Frederick Town to Samuel Mansell
December 9, 1769 - Samuel Mansell of Frederick Town, for 50 pounds, sells lot #287 in Additional Lots in Frederick Town to Jacob Karn Comment: Could this be Samuel Jr? No wife waives dower.
Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911
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On 11 Apr 2018 at 01:22 GMT Martha (Wright) Mangum wrote:
My notes show that the DAR Patriot Index, lists Robert's parents as Samuel Mansell (1715-1779) and Susannah Gassaway (1725-1784) married about 1764, they had 10 children.
"Dar Patriot Index - Centennial Edition - Part II (1990)"
Thanks, Martha W Mangum
On 31 Mar 2018 at 23:53 GMT Dola (Nowell) Acree wrote:
On 31 Jan 2017 at 04:17 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:
Julie, WikiTree Arborist
On 30 Jan 2017 at 21:46 GMT Darlene Bora wrote:
On 28 May 2015 at 16:59 GMT Anne B wrote:
You can make a nice line across the bio by putting in four hyphens/dashes. I added one so you can see it. It's much lighter than your line.
Remove : User ID, FSFTID & Data Changed sections. They're gedcom "stuff" and not necessary.
And Ideally we want to know which source goes with which statement see the section on creating footnotes http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Footnotes. This is referred to here as inline sources. But Rome was not built in a day. You can figure out how as you go along. My first profiles don't have "inline" sources either.