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William Mowbray


William Mowbray, a Jacobite rebel, was captured at the battle of Preston in Northern England on Nov. 14, 1715.He was transported to Maryland and indentured for seven years to Henry Trippe of Dorchester County.

He was transported aboard the vessel “Friendship,” captained by Michael Mankin and sailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He arrived at Annapolis on August 20, 1716.

Following his indentureship he married a Mary Beckwith. The marriage was sometime between 1725 and 1730.

On Aug. 14, 1740 William Mowbray purchased from Henry Trippe a tract of land which was a part of Trippe’s Regulation (50 acres). This was on the south side of the Choptank River near a cove called Mitchell’s Cove. This property is on what we know today as Todd’s Point.

On Nov. 10, 1748 William purchased part of a tract of land in Caroline County called “Danby.” This was on a branch of Watt’s Creek adjoining lands of Robert Bishop and containing 115 acres.

William left “Danby” to his sons Aaron and Thomas. He left “Trippe’s Regulation” to his son William.

William Mowbray died in 1760. His will is on file at the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland (Dorchester County 1760, Lib. 31 – Folio 159.


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