Bonds of Baltimore by Wilson Cary, 1899

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  • ID: I119
  • Name: Peter Bond
  • Given Name: Peter
  • Surname: Bond
  • Suffix: Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1650 in Cornwall, England
  • Death: Abt 28 May 1705 in Baltimore Co., MD
  • Reference Number: 119
  • _UID: 50DB650FCFB011DA9179002078E0B3DC1AEF
  • Change Date: 27 Jul 2007 at 19:49
  • Note:
    Thomas, William and John lived northeast of Baltimore and Jane lived northwest of Baltimore.Peter Bond, Sr. of Baltimore, Maryland is believed by some to have come from Earth or Holwood in the county of Cornwall, England (near Plymouth). The traditional story recorded by Dr. Bond of Philadelphia in 1894 in his book "Bond Family" is that three brothers came to this country. Another paper in the Maryland Historical Society "Emery Collection" filling case A, Acc. No. 55648 reports that traditionally several brothers came to America about 1650, each of them establishing a family in a different colony. There is a record of a Benjamin Bond purchasing 123 acres called "Favour Resurvey" on the north side of South River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland in 1682. He could be the Benjamin Bond transported to Maryland in 1651. The name of Capt. John Bond appear in Isle of Wright County, Virginia on the list of Burgess in 1654. Other Bonds settled at Philadelphia. In the 1970's ancestors of the Philadelphia Bonds in Salem, West Virginia claimed to be related to the Baltimore Bonds. They did not know of any connection with the Bonds in Doddridge County described in report of L. E. Alley. Peter Bond, Sr. came to Maryland in 1660. He was listed as an immigrant. This meant he either paid his own passage over from England, or he may have come from the neighboring colony of Virginia as did many nonconformist settlers of that period. There is ample evidence to conclude that Peter was a Quaker. Many Quakers were leaving England at that time to escape persecution for not conforming to the Anglecan Church. John Bond, son of Peter, Sr. Continued in the Quaker Church all his life as did some of his children. In 1669 Peter, Sr. was paid an amount of tobacco (used as currency) for services of a nature not specified, and again in 1678, for services not military services in a brief war with Indians. This specific reference to nonmilitary services would be an indication of his Quaker beliefs.The first land grant of Peter Bond, Sr. was "Bonds Forest", 300 acres surveyed 16 May 1660. It was near the mouth of the Patapaco River at the head of Stony Creak along side Deep Creek. (Just south of today's Baltimore) He is listed in the 1669 Anne Arundel County Rent Role. He later obtained land north of Baltimore. In 1691 Peter Bond of Arundel County, Planter, purchased for 2000 lbs. Tobacco 140 acres, "Prosperity", on the west side of Bush River at Collets Neck. The next year he exchanged "Prosperity" for 300 acres "Harris Trust", on the east side of Bush River. The reference to Planter Means he was a tobacco farmer, The Major agricultural crop was tobacco in Maryland and Virginia. His first land was at the boundary of the newly formed Baltimore County in 1698. As the old records, Baltimore County was formed From Anne Arundel County. The boundary ran "westward (from the present Gibson's Island) along the Mountain Road to Wm. Hawkins' Path; thence to Jo. Lockett's Path; thence west between leaving the Road by a line west to Wm. Glade's Path: thence west between the draught of the Magothy and Patapasco to a Mountain of White Stone Rock; still continuing west to a road going to Patapasco to Peter Bond's to two marked trees of aforesaid; thence west to the main road to Patapaco Ferry. (A typical survey description of colonial times. Other than the rivers none of the marks could be found today.)«b»The will of Peter Bond, Sr. is preserved in the Maryland Archives:He died in 1705. His will, dated in August 1705, reads:«/b»Maryland Baltimore County (?)th AugustI Peter Bond being sick and weak in body butt still In sound and perfect memory I make this my last will testamentItem I doe give and bequeth my soul to my Lord god and maker and my body to ye Earth from where It CameItem I doe Leave my well beloved wife Ealse (Alice) Bond my soule and hole ExeckticxItem I give and bequeth unto forsaid wife my plantation and the land belonging to it during her Life and afterward to my son Peter BondItem I give and bequeth to my three sons Thomas William and John Bond Equally divided between them 300 Acres of Land Lying in aforesaid County att the head if bush River as will appearsItem I give and bequeth unto my son Thomas Bond one Cos Called Dollor and her heforItem I give and bequeth fter my wifes desease my personal Effects to be Equally Divided among my three sons Peter William and John further my will is that my two sons William and John be free and to work for them - att ye adge of EighteeneOf hears unto Enter thangably sett my hand and seale ye day and years above written
    Peter BondPeter Bond's wife Alice soon married Philip Washington but this marriage did not last, Peter Bond, Jr. on 18 August 1708 gave "bond of 100 lb to Philip Washington to maintain and provide for Alice Washington (separated from said Philip Washington her husband) for life and to pay all debts and demands that are due now from the estate of Peter Bond Sr. late Balto Co deceased."Peter Bond, Jr. received his father's homestead. He sold this 300 acres known as "Bond's Forest" on the south side of the Patapsco River in 1709 and obtained land on Gwinn's Falls northwest of present day Baltimore called "Bond's Increase". In 1709 he also sold 10 acres on "Bond's Increase". He also purchased land on Bush River near his brothers, 243 acres called "Prospect". At the head of Winters Run, which he sold in 1716. In 1712 he purchased, for 3000lbs. Of tobacco, from Thomas Gwinn (probably his wifes brother or cousin) 153 acres called "Cromwell's Island" on the north side of the Patapsco River between Gwinn's and Jones' Falls. This is where is where fort McHenry was built; the sceen of the battle where "The Star Spangled Banner" was written. "Bond's Pleasant Hills" was surveyed for Peter Jr. 16 February 1716 and patented 10 August 1716. It was between Gwinn's and Jones' Falls. It is likely that today's Pleasant Hill Road in Owings Mills is at this site. Peter Bond, III, Brother of brother of Benjamin Bond, Jr. inherited this land and sold it in 1730. In 1716 and 1717 Peter Bond, Jr. is recorded as a member of the Provincial Assemmbly and Justice of Baltimore County Court. The Following document is signed by him."Jan 16 1717 there came before us Peter Bond and John Israell two of his Lordships Justices of the County of Baltimore the within Named Morgan Morray and acknowledged the within Land & premises to be the right & Interest of the within named Mary Stevenson her heirs & assingns forever at the same time was also present Sarah Morray wife of the aforesaid Morgan Morray who being Privately examined declared her free and Voluntary Consent thereto taken and acknowledged before us"(signed) Peter Bond John IsraellMary Stevenson (wife of Edward Stevenson) is the daughter of Morgan and Sarah Murray. The above proceeding was a clarification of ownership of the land when Mary gave it to her Daughter Elizabeth Barney, probably as her dowry. Elizabeth is the first wife of William Barney, Sr. Their son, Moses Barney, is the father of Nancy Barney who married Benjamin Bond, Jr.
    Information from file of L. E. Alley, III. E-mail
  • Note: (Research):See attached sources. 1 2

    Marriage 1 Alice
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 11 May 2007
    1. Has Children Peter Bond b: 1676 in MD
    2. Has Children Thomas Bond b: 1679 in Baltimore Co., MD
    3. Has Children William Bond b: Bet 1685 and 1689 in Baltimore Co., MD
    4. Has Children John Bond b: Bet 1683 and 1691 in Baltimore Co., MD
    5. Has Children Jane Bond

    1. Abbrev: Wilson Cary Notes
      Title: Wilson Cary Notes
      Publication: Found at Maryland History Society. The lengthy list appears to be complete giving abstracts of all Bond records (land and vital statistics) available from the State Archives and Parish Records. Hand written on small sheets. There is also a descendant chart for Peter Bond and Alice made with information in these records. The chart accuracy appears to be good but not perfect. The material is not dated, but the writing appears to be about 1900 in style. These notes and chart are used for most of the Bond information in MD.
      Page: Early Baltimore Co. Records
      Quality: 4
    2. Abbrev: Baltimore County Families 1659-1759. page 48-54
      Title: Baltimore County Families 1659-1759. page 48-54
      Publication: covers info for all early Baltimore Bond families.
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