Alexander Contee (1693 - 1740)

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Birthplace: Barnstable, Devonshire, England
Death: Died in Prince George's, MD
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About Alexander Contee

Alexander Contee, son of Catherine and Peter Contee, was bom at Barnstable, England, in April, 1693, and when about twelve years of age joined his uncle, John Contee, in Maryland. He early became a prosperous merchant in Nottingham, Prince George's County, acquired large tracts of land, and was for many years clerk of the County Court, an office of great importance in those days. In 1724 he was elected a member of the House of Delegates. About 1720-1, he married Jane, daughter of Col. Thomas Brooke, of Brookfield, and his second wife, Barbara. Contee received a large property from her father, including that portion of "Brookefield" on which stood the original Brooke dwelling and family graveyard. The latter, with adjoining land, descended through her son, Thomas Contee, to the latter's great granddaughter, Mrs. Thomas F. Bowie, and is now known as "The Valley."

Alexander Contee died December 24, 1740, and is buried at " The Valley" a marble slab is over his grave. Near by are two smaller slabs in memory of his two little boys, each named Alexander, who died in childhood. Alexander Contee executed a will in which he provided liberally for his children, leaving land in Calvert to one son, while to another he left a large estate in Baltimore. He also left the minister of St. Paul's a guinea.



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Хронология Alexander Contee

April, 1693
Barnstable, Devonshire, England
Age 26
Nottingham, Prince George's, MD
February 19, 1724
Age 30
Prince George's, MD
September 28, 1728
Age 35
Nottingham , Prince Georges , Maryland
Age 35
Nottingham, Prince George's, MD
Age 38
Prince George's, MD
December 24, 1740
Age 47
Prince George's, MD