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Capt Alexander Warfield
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Birth: 1677
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Death: 1740
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

Alexander was born at Warfield Plantation located near Millersville in Anne Arundel Co MD. He was baptized at All Hallow's Parish, also in Anne Arundel Co MD.

He was named for his father's half-brother, who still resided in England. His middle name may be Browne, still trying to verify this newest information. He was a surveyor by trade.

The third of seven children born to Captain Richard Sr and Elinor (Browne) Warfield of Anne Arundel Co MD, Alexander married Sarah Elizabeth Pierpont in 1700 in Millersville, Anne Arundel Co MD.

US & International Marriage Records 1560-1900.

Children with Sarah:
1) Absolute Warfield, died young.
2) Sarah Elizabeth Warfield
3) Samuel Pierpoint Warfield (1706-1778), m: Sarah Welsh.
4) Alexander Warfield Jr (d: 1790)
5) Catherine Warfield (b: 1716)
6) Rachel Warfield (b: 1717), m: Lancelot Todd Sr.
7) Richard Warfield Sr (1719-1752), m: Sarah Gaither.
8) John Warfield (1721-1721)

Anne Arundel County MD Wills, Liber 11, f. 409-412, Hall of Records, 1703/4:
"Alexander was the third named son and first named overseer of his father's will. He was given a tract of land called "Brandy" which included two plantations...; one-fifth of the residue of the estate and a ring."

From 1715 to 1728, Alexander was Vestryman for St Anne's Parish in Anne Arundel Co MD.

In 1717, the Will of Alexander's younger brother, Benjamin Warfield, names Rachel and Sarah as two daughters of Alexander Warfield.

Absolute Howard (b: 1697), son of Mary Warfield (d: 1699) and Capt John Howard (d: 1704), was raised by his uncle Alexander Warfield, but died young.

In 1718, Alexander Warfield was sole heir of his brother-in-law Amos Pierpont and executor of that estate. Estates patented by Alexander Warfield in 1720, included "Venison Park" in Anne Arundel Co MD (now in Howard Co MD).

Excerpts from Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties; Brandy, site, AA-173, North side of St Stephen's Church Rd, mile east of junction with Route 3, Millersville [Map 15]:

"Brandy was an early typlical English cottage of the Medieval transition style, reputedly built about 1686, but more likely c. 1710-1720. A 1- story framed structure apparently built in two parts, six bays long by two wide, the house had one external chimney at one end, and an internal chimney between the two sections. One facade had four apparently 6/4 sash windows and two doors below a modillioned cornice, and three dormers in the roof with 2/2 sash windows. The other facade had an irregular roofline, also with three dormers, with the central two bays covered by a projecting shed-roofed addition, and the two bays at either end covered by shed-roofed porches, one partially enclosed, and one bearing traces of sawnwork bargeboard. The gable end with the chimney had a 6/4 sash window to the left of the chimney and a small square window in the half story above. The other gable end had a 2/2 sash window centered in the gable and a 6/4 sash window below. One door has six horizontal panels, and another was a typical four panel door. A 1964 newspaper article mentions floorboards in excess of twelve inches wide."

The house was recorded in 10 Aug 1970 and samples of c. 1820 wallpaper was collected which had been applied using newspaper, one of which bore the date of 1794. In 1970, the house was fast becoming a ruin. Sadly, the house burned in the early 1970's, a neighbor reporting the remains of the house were pushed into a cellar hole. In Aug 2000, the Anne Arundel County's Lost Towns Project conducted a search of the remains and found 18th and 19th century artifacts.

In 1683, the land on which Brandy was built was patented by Alexander's father Richard, the immigrant. However, Richard preferred Warfield Plantation and left Brandy to son Alexander, who referred to his home as his "dwelling plantation."

Alexander left the plantation to his own son Richard to be his after the death of his mother, Sarah (Pierpont) Warfield. Richard's son Lancelot bought his brother's share, in turn leaving it to his son Lancelot Jr. Lancelot Jr in turn left it to his son Lancelot III, who sold the property in 1845 to a Mr Gott. Happily, this Lancelot's son, Lancelot IV, bought it back in 1882. The property remained in the Warfield family until the mid-20th century.

The red brick walls of the cemetery located near the Brandy dwelling, are now covered with concrete, renovated sometime after 1970.

WILL -
Alexander Warfield of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Dated 21 February 1733, Proved 11 June 1740:
"In the name of God Amen. The twenty first Day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty three. I, Alexander Warfield of Anne Arundel County being sick in body but of good and disposing memory thereto be to Almighty God and calling to remembrance the uncertain state of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto Death when it shall please God to call do make constitute and Declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and annulling by these presents all and every Testament and Testaments, Will and Wills heretofore by me made or declared either by word or writing and this is to be taken only for my last will and testament and none other.

"First, I bequeath my soul to Almighty God that gave to me and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such Decent manner as it shall please my Executors hereafter named I do think full and appoint. And now for the settling of my temporal estate and which is good as it hath pleased God to Bestow on me. I order, give and dispose the same in the manner and form following, that is to say first I will that all those Debts that I justly owe in right or conscience to any manner of person whatsoever shall be well and truly contended and paid within convenient time after my decease by my Executor following named.

"Item - I constitute and appoint my loving wife Sarah Warfield and my loving son Absolute Warfield to be my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament.

"Item - I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Samuel Warfield His Dwelling Plantation wherein he now doth Dwell together with all the tract of Land thereunto belonging called Ben's Discovery containing three hundred and eighty acres together with one other tract thereunto adjoining called Warfield Addition containing fifty acres to him During his natural life and then to fall to his two Eldest Sons John Warfield and Samuel Warfield to be equally Divided To them and their Heirs for Ever. I likewise give my son Samuel Warfield all the Household goods and stock which I have already possessed him with which is in full of his part of my Estate that he shall not have any claims or demand after my decease against my Estate. My will is further if my son Samuel Warfield's wife Sarah Warfield should survive him in this life during the continuance of her widowhood that she shall have full liberty to live upon the land whereon she now doth Dwell and is occupying for the benefit of herself and children and not otherwise.

"Item - I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Alexander Warfield his Dwelling Plantation whereon he now doth Dwell together with all that part of my land called Ennison part laying between Potuxon River and a branch called Hammond Great Branch and the Easternmost lane of Warfield _________ and to him during his natural life and other lawful heirs of his body begotten and for want of such heirs then to fall to my son Absolute Warfield and his heirs for Ever. I likewise give to my said son Alexander all the Household goods and stock wherewith I have already possessed him which is in full of his part of my said Estate. So after my decease he shall not have any claim to any other part or parcel thereto.

"Item - I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son Absolute Warfield all the remaining part of my tract of land called Venison Park excepting four hundred acres already _________ to Edmund Warfield and Philip Warfield. To him during his natural life and to the lawful heirs of his Body begotten and for want of such heirs thereto falls to my son Alexander Warfield and his heirs for Ever.

"Item - I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Richard Warfield my Dwelling Plantation whereon I now do live (after my wife's decease) to him during his natural life and to the lawful heirs of his body begotten and for want of such Heirs then to fall to which one of his brothers or brothers' son which he shall think fit to appoint to him and his heirs for Ever and it is further my will that my said son Richard shall be of full age to work for himself and reap the benefit of his labour at eighteen years and to dwell in my now Dwelling house with his mother and if my now wife should intermarry after my decease then my Authority after he arrive to the age of twenty one years to have full power and authority to possess and inherit one-half of my now dwelling house with all other privileges of the said Land belong to him according to him according to law.

"Item - My will is that my Quarter plantation be disposed of to the best bidder by my Executors whom I give full power and authority to confirm and to make over to the purchaser thereof.

"Item - I give to my loving wife Sarah Warfield my Negroe woman named Kate over and above the third part of my personal Estate to her During the continuance of her widowhood but in case my wife intermarry's again then my will is that she pay to my three daughters viz. Rachel Warfield, Sarah Warfield and Katherine Warfield to be Equally Divided amongst them the sum of money as the said negroe was appraised at.

"Item - I give and bequeath to each and every one of my daughters viz. Rachel Warfield, Sarah Warfield and Katherine Warfield twenty pounds currant money apiece over and above their equal part of my personal estate.

"In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the Day and year above written.
Alex Warfield

"Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us.
Wm. Lebone
Richard Warfield
Augustine Marriott
_________ Marriott
Augustine Gambrill

"June the 11th so came Richard Warfield, and Augustine Marriott, _________ Marriott, Augustine Gambrill subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will being duly sworn on the Holy Evangel of Almighty God Do depose that they saw Alexander Warfield the Testator sign and seal the foregoing will and heard him publish and declare the same to be the Will and Testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind and memory; that they subscribed their respective names as witnesses to this will in the presence of the Testator at his request; that at the same time they saw William Lebone sign and witness to the Will in the presence of the Testator at his request.

"Sworn before me the day and year of our Lord seventeen hundred forty."

"Alexander Warfield 25.312 AA 574.4.3 Aug 8 1740 Sep 8 1740-
Appraisers: Gerrard Hopkins, Thomas Worthington.
Creditors: P. Hammond, Samuel Stringer.
Next of kin: Richard Warfield, Samuel Warfield.
Executors: Sarah Warfield, Absolute Warfield."

"Capt. Alexander Warfield 25.430 AA 30.19.6 Apr 30 1741 May 4 1741-
Appraisers: Gerrard Hopkins, Thomas Worthington.
Creditors: P. Hammond.
Executors: Sarah Warfield, Absolute Warfield."

"Alexander Warfield 21.287 A, AA 574.4.3 605.3.9 11 Jun 1745-
A second inventory is cited in the amount of 30.19.6.
Payments to: Sarah (accountant, 1/3).
Payments to (children, their portions): Rachel wife of Lance Todd, Richard Warfield, Sarah, Catherine Warfield.
Legatees: Sarah (accountant).
Executors: Sarah Warfield, Absolute Warfield."

Notes about the WILL: The blank before the Marriott surname may be John Marriott, husband of Alexander's daughter Sarah Elizabeth. When the full transcript of Alexander's Will was located, it did not include the Name "Philip" as a son of Alexander. Research continues for more information and to find the reason son Edward is not mentioned in the Will. It is possible he died early.

Sources:
*Anne Arundel County MD Wills
*"Founders of Anne Arundel Co and Howard Co MD", by Prof Joshua Dorsey Warfield
*1658-1758 Charles Co MD Familes "The first 100 years": Wills, Court, Church, Land, Inventories & Accounts
*"Warfields of Maryland", by Prof Joshua Dorsey Warfield
*Maryland Calendar of Wills
*Maryland State Archives
*USGenWeb Archives, text of original records
*MD Historical Trust, MD Inventory of Historic Properties
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Richard Warfield (1646 - 1704)
  Elinor Browne Warfield (1649 - 1719)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Elizabeth Pierpont Warfield (1679 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Pierpont Warfield (1706 - 1778)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Warfield (1674 - 1718)*
  Richard Warfield (1675 - 1755)*
  Alexander Warfield (1677 - 1740)
  Mary Warfield Howard (1679 - 1700)*
  Benjamin Warfield (1680 - 1717)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Warfield Cemetery
Gambrills
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Feb 17, 2010
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Capt Alexander Warfield
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