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Blue Plains is an area on the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, District of Columbia, United States. It began as the name of a land tract in colonial Maryland. It is currently the location of a Washington's major wastewater treatment plant.

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Blue Plains and Bellevue: Two Early Plantations of the Washington Area Guy Castle Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Vol. 63/65, The 45th separately bound book (1963/1965), pp. 19-31 (13 pages) Published by: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.


Colonial Land Tract

In early records it is spelled variously Bewplayne, Beauplaine, Bowplain. Blewplaines

1665 George Thompson obtains from John Caine

20 Oct 1665;

  • Indenture from George Thompson to John Caine, planter; a parcel of land called BEWPLAYNE on the east side of Anacostia River in a creek called St. John's;
  • bounded by John Meekes, William Middleton; containing 1,000 acres; */s/George Thompson;
  • wit. Thomas Allcoks (mark), William Williams (mark) [1]

1684 Dower for Susannah Cane

1684 28 April Blewplaines transferred to Susannah at her wedding.

Charles County Circuit Court Liber K, Page 370 28 Apr 1684; Indenture from John (O'Caine) to Susannah (O'Caine), his daughter; mentions Potomac River, Portobacco Creek; appears to be part of a tract call Blewplaines by virtue of a grant to George Thompson transferred to Jno. (O'Caine); /s/ Jno. (O'Caine) (mark);

  • wit. Jno. Butterfield (mark), Giles Blizard [2]

1684 4 August Dower for Susanna Cane

Charles County Court and Land Records - Liber L, Page l

  • 4 Aug 1684; Indenture from John Caine, Gent., to Giles Blizard of City of London; whereas marriage is intended between Giles Blizard and Susanna Cane, d/o John Cane; in consideration of this marriage, a parcel called Blew Plane formerly granted to Geo. Thompson; containing 1,000 acres;

/s/ Jno. Cane; wit. Wm. Wells, Rich. Dodson Tho. Rigg [2]

'1684 16 October transaction completed by Edward Sanders

Charles County Court and Land Records - Liber S, Page 286

  • 16 Oct 1684; Indenture from Edward Sanders, Gent., admn. to Henry Brayne, dec'd, and Jane his wife, to Giles Blizard; obligation of Henry Brayne dated 2 Jul 1674 unto John Cane for use of his daughter Susanna Cane, assigns on the day of marriage of Susanna 20,000# tobacco; marriage was 21 Aug 1684 between Giles Blizard and Susanna Cane. Now this Indenture for 20,000# tobacco Edward and Jane Sanders convey a parcel dated 8 April 1683 called Bowplain on the east side of the Anacostia River on St. John's Creek; bounded by John Meeker; laid out for 1,000 acres bearing date of 12 Feb 1660;
  • /s/ Edward Sanders, Jane Sanders;
  • wit. Wm. Wells, Richard Conner (mark), Mary wells (mark) [2]

1713 John Fraser takes Blew Plaine Indenture from Nathan Magruder

Prince George's Land Records 1710-1717 - Liber F -folio 241

  • Indenture, 19 May 1713
  • From: Nathaniel Magruder, planter of Prince George's County, and Susannah his wife
  • To: John Fraser, clerk of Prince George's County, and Anne his wife Susannah and Anne, daughters and coheirs of Giles Wizard of Charles County, inherited the 1,000 acre tract called Blew Plaine on the south side of Oxen Creek, 700 acres called St. James both in Prince George's County; Cain's Purchase in Charles County, 600 acres in Baltimore County called Athelborough
  • Signed: Nathaniel Magruder (mark & seal), Susanna Magruder (mark & seal) *Witnessed: Robt. Bradly, Sarah Bradly
  • Merino: 9 May 1713 Nathaniel and Susannah Magruder acknowledged deed this is the first of several documents covering 8 pages relating to this densettlement)[2]


Blue Plains Today

The Largest Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in the World. Has photographs showing the location of Blue Plains on the Anacostia River.

Sources

  1. Charles County Court and Land Records - Liber C, Page 10. Cited by Cited by Mike Marshall. Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties. Giles Blizzard born before 1666 Accessed 12/26/2018 jhd
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Mike Marshall. Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties. Giles Blizzard born before 1666 Accessed 12/26/2018 jhd




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