Francis Langkake


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1. Judith Cannon

2. Rachel Nicholson

Francis Langkake

  • Born: 1669-1674
  • Marriage (1): Judith Cannon about 1702 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (2): Rachel Nicholson
  • Died: 06 May 1758-23 Jan 1759, Somerset Co., MD


On Jul 21 1721, Francis Langkake, brick layer, purchased 317a of land in tract "Come By Chance" and 83a of "High Suffolk" from Adam and Ann Hitch for 15,000 pounds of tobacco (SoLR-IKL:161). Francis Langkake had the 47a tract "Georges Folly" surveyed for him on Jun 12 1727 and received patent for it on Jun 15 1730 in Somerset Co., MD. In the modern day, this tract is situated in Sussex Co., DE inclusding the east side of the town of Laurel. On Jan 14 1724/5, Francis Langkake and his wife Judah (signed Judith) sold land in tract "Cannon Shot" to John Hopkins for 12,000 pounds of tobacco. It was land that Stephen Cannon had conveyed to his daughter Judah in his LW&T on Jul 15 1701. (SoLR-GH:299).

Francis Lancake was deponent for bounds of land, "High Suffolk", on Aug 1 1757, he was age 83. (SoJ-1757/60:66). But he was listed as age 89 (as Francis Lank) as deponent for "What You Please", "Deer Lot" and "Blackwater" on May 6 1758. (ibid:147)

Francis Langkake (as Langcake) wrote his will on Mar 2 1754 and it was proven in Somerset Co., MD on Jan 23 1759:
- To grandson Francis Langkake, son of my deceased son George, my dwelling plantation, houses and orchard, negro woman Sylvia and her increase, all my earthenware, a chest of drawers, one desk, a case, old chest and my bed/furniture.
- To grandson William Langkake, son of Stephen, the plantation is father Stephen liveth containing 150 acres.
- To grandson Cannon Langkake, son of my son Stephen, negro girl Tamer and a bed/furniture
- To son Stephen, my best suit of clothes
- To grandson William Benston, son of William, all land I have in Worcester County lying and near Gum Branch and Broad Creek
- To granddaughter Judah Benston, negro girl Roase and her increase
- To granddaughter Magdalene Benston, son (sic) of William, negro boy Will
- To son in law William Benston my next best suit of clothes and half of my woolens and linens in equal division between him and my son Stephen
- To grandson Obediah Disharoon, son of John Disharoon, negro man Tobor
- To grandson Francis Disharoon, son of John, one bed/furniture
- To granddaughter Judah Clarkson, daughter of James, negro girl Patience and her increase
- To grandson Thomas Langkake, one bed/furniture
- To William Langkake, son of Stephen, my riding horse
- To daughter Isabella Benston, my black mare and her increase
- To son in law Francis Langkake, son of George, all remaining wearing apparel
- To son Stephen and son in law William Benston, remaining wearing apparel and woolens/linens
- To Rachel Woodgate, one linen wheel to her liking and my trunk upstairs and what is in it, also a feather bed/furniture at my plantation in Worcester and the liberty to live there as long as she thinks proper then, that to son in law William Benston and to Isabella his wife, my riding or morning gown
- To daughter in law Frances Clarkson, daughter of James, one bed at my Worcester plantation
- To grandson Francis Langkake, one box iron, six chairs, a feather bed/furniture that is at my Worcester plantation, a table, yoke of oxen, a plow, harrown and cart
- My cattle, hogs and sheep to be divided into 5 shares
Witnesses: Joshua Humphreys, John Elzey Jr., John Finch. Widow Rachel Langkake wrote to get her thirds and no other claim (SoW-EB4:70)

n accounting of Francis Langkake's estate appears in the Somerset court records in 1761:
August 25th 1761: Rachell Hitch alias Lank and Francis Lank, Administrators with will Annext of Francis Lankake To the decds. Estate then Accounted for 819..6..7 1/2. Elgatt Hitch & Solomon Hitch, sureties. By disbursments Allowed Including Sundry Legacies and part of Filial portions paid ye Children & Widows thirds 644..17..5 2/5
Bale. due to be Secured According to Law and the decd. will 174..9..1 3/5
The above Ballance is thus distributed Vizt 819..6..7 1/2
-To Francis Clarkson a Legacy Valued at 4..10..0
-To be Secured to the heirs of Rachell Clarkson Vizt LevinClarkson Francis Clarkson Judith Clarkson and Leah Clarkson 40..15..1
-To Francis Disharoon a Legacy Valued to 36..10..0
-To Cannon Langake a Legacy Valued to 59..5..0
-To William Langake a Legacy Valued to2..0..0
-To Thos. Langake a Legacy Valued to 7..0..0
-To George Langake 8..3..0 1/5
-To Thos. Langake 8..3..0 1/5
-To George Langake 8..3..0 1/5
174..9..1 3/5 (SoJ-1760/63:150)

Francis married Judith Cannon, daughter of Stephen (alias Thomas Davis) Cannon and Judith Bloyce, about 1702 in Somerset Co., MD. (Judith Cannon was born on 26 Feb 1680 in Somerset Co., MD and died after 1725 in Somerset Co., MD.)

Francis next married Rachel Nicholson. (Rachel Nicholson was born about 1715 in Somerset Co., MD and died after 1759 in Somerset Co., MD.)

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