Name: Arnold Livers
Given Name: Arnold
Change Date: 31 JAN 2010
Notes:Arnold Livers was an Englishman by birth and had been an active and noted partisan of James II. Upon the collapse of that monarch?s cause, Mr. Livers had been obliged to flee from his native land and became the proprietor of a large estate in Maryland, called "Arnold?s Delight," on Owing?s Creek.
Birth: 1668 in Flanders, Oost Vaanderen, Belgium
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Death: 11 JUN 1751 in Prince George's, Maryland, United States
The Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland, 1726-1733 By Elise Greenup Jourdan
Liber M, Page 586
Enrolled at request of David Craufurd 1 May 1730:
Indenture, 19 Feb 1729; between Arnold Livers, merchant, and David Craufurd, merchant, for 1s; half of lot #73 between Livers and John Miles in Upper Marlborough; wit. Clement Hill, John Docwra; 1 May 1730 ack. by Arnold Livers and Hellen his wife.
LIVERS, ARNOLD, Prince George's Co. 11 Jun, 1750/51; 28 Aug, 1751
My land: one tract called Duke's Wood," lying in Prince George's Co., but now in Frederick Co., on Linganore, of 500 A.; other called "Arnold's Chance," lying on Little Pipe Creek, containing about 500 A; one lot in Nottingham; one in Marlborough, Prince George's Co., which 2 lots I give to extx, hereafter named, to be sold and money used to pay debts.
Tract called "Arnold's Delight," in Frederick Co., 1,074 A., to children: Anthony, Arnold, Mary and Rachel, to be equally divided bet. them.
To son Robert Livers, all those several tracts I formerly bought of Col. Henry Darnall and John Miller, and all that pt. formerly given me by Henry Darnall, Esquire, lately dec'd., of about: 330 A. known as the plantation where I live.
To grand-son Arnold Elder, 100 A. called "Cole's Good Will," adjoining Wm. Elder's plantation.
To grand-dau. Ann Livers, dau. of son James Livers, 50 pounds money at age 21, by my children: Anthony, Arnold, Robert, Mary and Rachel Livers, each to pay 10 pounds.
My will and intention is that my dear wife Helena Livers, have same during widowhood.
To grand-dau. Eliza. Elder, some slaves.
To dau. Jacoba Clementina Elder, furnishings.
Friend Didley Digges, trustee and overseer, and give him for sd. services, 5 pounds money.
Wit: Charles Beavers (or Beavens), Charles Beavers Blanford, Robert Soper, Frances Early. 28. 166
Arnold Livers 35.59 A PG £678.2.8 £179.10.9 Sep 7 1753
A second inventory is cited in the amount of £139.3.6 in Frederick County.
Payments to: Ignatius Digges, James Russell, Dr. Thomas Hamilton.
Executrix: Helena Collard, wife of Samuel Collard.
Arnold LIVERS Sr, b ca 1669 in Flanders, Belgium, of English parentage, was reared in the royal household of the Stuarts, and at age 22 was a "page of the backstairs". Soon after the Catholic King James II was deposed in 1688/89, Arnold is said to have fled, landing in Maryland with only his uniform, buckles & buttons (which are still preserved by his family), leaving his two children by his first wife behind. These sons were reportedly brought to America by his 1st American wife who went to Flanders to get them (names unknown) as Arnold was afraid to go himself. Arnold served as an indentured servant to (Col) Henry DARNALL, a tailor (Court Minutes PGCo, MD June Court 1699, Liber A, F 424). He settled on Charles River near Upper Marlborough in PG Co as a planter and d 1751 PG Co. MD. Arnold married: 1st american wife Hellen GORDON; 2nd Mary Ann (Anna) DRANE; 3rd Helena (Eleanor) Arnold LIVERS owned 1074 acres in Fred Co, MD 2/d 6/10/1751, w/p 8/28/1751.
The chain of title to the farm stretches back to the King of England, who granted the whole of Maryland, not previously granted, to Sir Cecil Calvert, the second Lord of Baltimore. John Digges obtained from the tract of land from then Lord Baltimore a patent for a tract called Back Lands, part of which he transferred in 1728 to Arnold Livers, the former Flemish page.
Arnold Livers divided his part into tracts called Slate Ridge Farm, Ogle?s Good Will, Lubberland, Duke?s Woods, Arnold?s Chance and Arnold?s Delight.
As early as 1733, William Elder and his wife Ann Wheeler Elder were living at Slate Ridge Farm. They never owned it. After Ann Wheeler Elder died, William Elder married Arnold Livers? daughter Jacoba Clementina Livers and obtained title to part of Ogle?s Good Will, where they lived. Jacoba Clementina Livers was named for the Old Pretender <http://www.thebookofdays.com/months/june/10.htm>, James (Jacobus in Latin) and his wife Clementina. Although Arnold Livers lived in Prince George?s County at a place called Timberley, he had a second home at Arnold?s Delight in the forks of Owings Creek.
In a note from the Daughters of Charity, the Elder and Livers families were described as excellent and cultured Catholics well-aquainted with Mother Seton <../../../../../archive_list/articles/people/people/seton.htm>. It was mentioned that they belonged to the Planter families of Frederick County who sent their daguthers to Mother?s new boarding academy in 1810. For years there was no Catholic church in the area and Mass was celebrated in the Elder house chapel referred to as Elder Station. The chapel was a room in the house which was as large as the rest of the house. The house was destroyed by fire in 1863. It was the home of Aloysius Elder, William Elder?s oldest son and the ancestor of Emmitsburg Commissioner Arthur Elder and Chronicle Press business owner Lisa Elder.
Arnold Livers sold Slate Ridge Farm to William Carmack, who in turn sold it to the Mathews in 1743. Conrad Mathews sold the farm to the Stewarts in 1795, who kept it until 1863 when the Zentz family, who were from Union Bridge, bought it. The Zentz?s built the mill that stood at the intersection of Smith and Lohr Roads. The Zentz?s held the property for nearly 100 years before selling it in 1962 to Rodman and Jean Myers, who own it still
Father: Arnault Van Leeuwers b: 1649 in Flanders, Oost Vaanderen, Belgium
Mary Ann Drane b: 1702 in Prince George's, Maryland, United States
Line in Record @F9188@ (MRIN 9) from GEDCOM file not recognized:
- Rachel Livers b: 1742 in Prince George's, Maryland, United States
- Robert Livers b: ABT 1730 in , Prince George's, Maryland, USA
- Anthony Livers b: 1734 in Prince George's, Maryland, United States
- Arnold Livers b: 24 SEP 1737 in Emmitsburg, Frederick, Maryland, USA
- Mary Livers b: 1739 in Prince George's, Maryland, United States
Helen Gordon b: ABT 1684
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in Prince George's, Maryland, United States
- Jacoba Clementina Livers b: 1717 in Prince George's, Maryland, United States
- Arnold Livers b: 11 MAY 1705 in Prince George's, Maryland, United States
- James Livers b: 1718 in Prince George's, Maryland, United States
- Abbrev: Arnold Livers Family in America
Title: Donnelly, Mary Louise, Arnold Livers Family in America [S.l. : s.n.], c19771977.
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