“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
Charles County is in south central Maryland and was created in 1658. The first settlers were mainly English tobacco planters, their indentured servants and enslaved people. Many of of the settlers were Roman Catholic.
The county, as originally laid out, also included parts of present
day Calvert, Prince George's and St. Mary's Counties.
In 1669 when his step-father, Mark Pheypo, died he and his brothers inherited the residual of the estate.
Philip Land sold 500 acres in Charles County, Maryland to John Askin in 1675.
He died in 1679. Rebecca was the administrator.
January 2, 1679/80
John Askin-admin-chief creditor
Test. Proc. 11, 274
Gilbert Tuberfille and John Doxey apprs. John Evans to swear. Thoas Keiton to take bond.
Rebecca Askins-execr. of John admin. July 12, 1680 6000 lbs. tobacco
John died before finishing admin. Garret Vansweringen and John Thompson surety. and apprs.
July 18, 1682 Test. Proc. 12B, 164 Bryan Daley who married Rebecca relict (??) and admix of Philip Land.
Tobacco is a native American herb that is cultivated for its leaves which are prepared for smoking, chewing or snuff. In parts of colonial America, it was used as money. Tobacco plantations in the colonial south fueled the need for enslaving people.