TITLE: Col. Dr.
OCCUPATION: Physcian in Saint Mary's County, MD
RESIDENCE: of St. Mary's and Charles Cos. MD
DEATH: ABT 1724, Charles Co. Maryland
Will: 18.339; 25 Apr 1724; 29 Jan 1724: names sons, Philip, Edward, George and James; Leonard, grandson, son of George; Daughters, Sarah Leonard, Judith Ashcom, Susannah Compton, Ann Wood. Wit: included John Briscoe Jr; Next of kin: Philip Briscoe
, Jr., Edward Briscoe. Ex: John Briscoe. Inv: 10.341; 4 Feb 1724; 11 Apr 1725.
From copied bible record: Matthew Compton, Sen married Susanna Briscoe a daughter of Doctor Philip Briscoe, he being the first physcian that settled in Saint Mary's County and was the origin of the Briscoe family in this part of the country.
COLONEL PHILIP BRISCOE, of St. Mary's and Charles Cos., Md., b. circa 1648; will dated 25th Apr. 1724; was a Justice of Charles County Court, 1694-1701; m. Susanna SWANN, dau. of Colonel Samuel SWANN.
Colonel in State Militia, Vestryman, Justice, in Maryland, USA.
Philip Briscoe Witness to John Compton's Will of 1713, Charles Co., Maryland, USA."
"Deposition (3, 38) , 2 Dec 1719, Charles Co., Maryland, USA
10 Jul 1654 a warrent to Mr Luke Barber & of Dr Brinks plantacon if in my lords were to Grant 1000a, transported 1654 himself & family in all 10 persons & for Doct Binks yearly rents 00.10.00
2 Dec 1719, taken by H. B. Jowels, Thomas Greenfield & Samuel Williamson, Dep of Major Philip Brisco aged 72 yrs of there shown a parcel of land saw a bounded white oak where a land gulley now is the bound tree of a parcel of land belonging to Luk
e Barber who was formerly quarteded there & where the deponent, Philip Briscoe dwelled 50 years ago. signed Philip Briscoe Sr."
"Will 25 Apr 1724-29 Jan 1724, Charles Co., Maryland, USA Will Philip Briscoe,
To wife Susannah, dwelling plantation Morris's Venture,at her decease son John, ex.
To son Philip, 80 acres had of Father Swann.
To son Edward, tract Hitchin, 111 acres of Loves Enjoyment.
To grandson Leonard (son of son George, dec'd) part of Chaptico Manor during term of lease.
To daughters Sarah Leonard, Judith Ashcom, Susannah Compton and Ann Wood, personalty.
To son James, 200 acres of Loves Enjoyment.
Witnessess include John Briscoe Jr. Next of kin: Philip Briscoe Jr., Edward Briscoe. Ex. John Brisoce
Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 5: Page 183 [p.183] Briscoe, Philip, Sr.,Charles Co., 25th April, 1724; 29th Jan., 1724.
To wife Susannah, dwelling plantation "Morris's Venture" during life; at her decease to son John, ex., and hrs.; and 1/3 personal estate.
To son Philip and hrs., 80 A. had of Father Swann.
To son Edward and hrs., "Hitehin," bought of Thomas Davis; 111 A. of "Loves Enjoyment."
To grandson Leonard (son of son George, dec'd), pt. of "Chaptico Mannor" during term of lease.
To daus. Sarah Leonard, Judith Ashcom, Susannah Compton and Ann Wood, personalty.
To son John, largest silver tankard.
To son James and hrs., 200 A. of "Loves Enjoyment."
To sons John, Philip, Edward and James and daus. Susannah and Ann, residue of personalty equally. Test: John Briscoe, Jr., Thomas Mercer, Robert Lang. 18, 339.
Probate, 3 Dec 1725, Charles Co., Maryland, USA, Vol. 26 #4 Fall 1985. Charles Co., Admin. accts. Philip Briscoe, 12/3/1725, Charles Co. decd Exer John Bricoe Exr. Legatees: Susannah Briscoe (wife) 4 negroes, Susanna Compton, Ann Wood, Mr. Charle
s Ashcom, William Howard. Exec: John Briscoe."