Notes for Benjamin Duvall

!Mareen Duvall of Middle Plantation by HW Newman, pgs. 474/5: Abt 1743, he married his cousin Susannah Tyler daughter of Edward Tyler and Elizabeth Duvall of Queen Anne's Parish, PGC, MD.
In 1748 duing the French and Indian Wars, he served as a private in Captain Tobias Belt's Company of the Maryland Militia. (Box 1, folio 7, Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD) During the pre-Revolutionary period he remitted quit rents only on "Darnall's Grove".
In 1778, styled "Benjamin Duvall of Chappel", he subscribed to the Oath of Allegiance to the State of Maryland before Magistrate Benjamin Hall. (Brumbaugh's Maryland Records, vol. 2) On July 18, 1785, he conveyed to his son Gabriel Duvall of Annapolis, for natural love and affections and for the further consideration of 312 pounds and 10 shillings his dwelling-plantation of 150 acres know as "Darnall's Grove". (Prince Georges County Deeds, Liber HH, folio 30).
On 9 June 1800, he deposed that he was 82 years of age and that he knew the late Rev. Jacob Henderson since his boyhood and that Henderson married the wodow of his grandfather and after her death Henderson married the Widow Tyler. He furthermore stated that he knew both of the wives of Henderson and knew all the slaves and that he knew of no white children in the home of Rev. Jacob
Henderson. (AA Co. Deeds, Liber NH no. 10, folio 379)
He died testate 1800. His last will and testament, dated May 17, 1794, was admitted to probate in PGC on January 24, 1801, by Christopher Hyatt, Frederick Clarke, and Stacy Nichols, with his son, Gabriel Duvall as executor. He bequeathed negroes to his wife during life and one third of the personal estate. Ohter heirs were his children-Deliah Duvall, Benjamin Duvall, Susannah Hodges, and Sarah Duvall-and his grandsons Judson Clark, William Russell Clark, and Benjamin Duvall Clark.
Edward Duvall, the third son, was commissioned first lieutenant and then a capatain of the 2d Maryland Regiment, but fell at the battle of Camden on 16 August 1780. Isaac, the fourth son, was commissioned and ensign of the 3d Maryland Regiment and later promoted to lieutenant. On January 1, 1781, he was
transferred to the 1st Maryland, but was killed in action soon afterwards. Under the Rule of 1854 a collateral descendant of each officer is accorded membership in the Society of Cincinnati.
The heirs ultimately were awarded bounty land for their services from the Federal Government, receiving 200 acres each due to a lieutenant of the Contental Line. The heirs at the time of the grants were: Benjamin Duvall, Gabriel Duvall, Susannah Hodges, Delilah Duvall, Sarah Duvall, and the heirs of
Elizabeth Clark, that is, Judson Clark, William Russell Clark, and Benjamin Duvall Clark. (Bounty Land Warrants nos. 574, 590, National Archives)

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