Josephus Murray1

#28398, (circa 1687 - )
Relationship1st cousin 8 times removed of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*James Murray1 (s 1660 - c 1704)
Mother*Jemima Morgan1 (s 1662 - )
Birth*circa 1687He was born circa 1687 at MarylandG.1 
9 May 1704He witnessed the will of James Murray on 9 May 1704 at Patapsco River, Baltimore Co., MarylandG.2,3 


  1. [S521] Robert W. Barnes, compiler, Baltimore County Families 1659-1759 (Baltimore: Clearfield Company, 1989, 1986), p. 463, birth order not given.
  2. [S1447] Jane Baldwin Cotton and Roberta Bolling Henry, compilers, The Maryland Calendar of Wills (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1904-1928), III:37-38. Last will of James Morray [sic] of Patapsco R., Baltimore Co., 9 May 1704.
    To eld. son Josephas as 21 yrs. of age and hrs., 400 A., viz., the land at Garrison and “The Addition.”
    “ son Morgan at 21 yrs. of age and hrs., 300 A., part of “Morgan’s Delight” on e. side Jones’ Falls.
    To son Jabus at 21 yrs. of age and hrs., afsd. tract in event of death of his brother Morgan without issue; 200 A., part of “Morgan’s Delight,” 100 A., “The Meckcleans Hopyard” bought of Hecter Machclane in lieu of 100 A.
    at Hunting Ridge; in event of his death without issue, to revert to brother Morgan afsd.; also 300 A., “Jalles Gilleard.’’
    “ son Melchisedeck, dwelling plantation, 350 A., “Duck Cove”; also land bequeathed to son Josephas afsd. in event of his death without issue.
    “ wife Jemima, extx., dower rights. Residue of personal estate to be divided among child, afsd. as they come to majority.
    Trustees: Rich’d and Thos. Cromwell. In event of their death during minority of child., West River Meeting (Quakers) to become trustee.
    Test: Geo. Thorpe, Edward Clarke.
    Probate 17 Jul 1704, citing Book 3, p. 239.
  3. [S1186] Maryland Prerogative Court (Wills), 1635–1777, Series S538 (1–60). Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland, online, MSA S538-07, Book PT1 (1703-1704), MdHR 1282, pp. 239-240. Names four sons as heirs, to recieve land at the age of twenty-one (all minors), and wife Jemima as heir and executrix.