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Archibald Thomas Edmonston Edmonston, Col.

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Birthplace: Prince George's, MD, USA
Death: Died in Prince George's, MD, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Thomas Edmonston
Husband of Jane Pottenger Edmonston / Brown / Isaac
Father of Capt. James Edmonston; Mary Ann Beall; Archibald Edmonstone, Jr.; Elinor Offutt; Ruth Orme and 3 others

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About Col. Archibald Edmonston

Archibald Edmonston is first mentioned specifically in the land records of Annapolis. The transfer of an assignment of 1,000 acres, called Beall's Camp, by Colonel Ninian Beall is recorded in 1680.

Archibald Edmonston, known after 1700 as Colonel Edmonston, patented various extensive tracts of land in Prince George County, part of which, after the division of that county, was within the boundaries of Frederick and later Montgomery and even Washington counties.

Colonel Archibald is said to have succeeded his brilliant father-in-law as Commander of the Prince George's County Militia.

Around this time, the "e" was dropped from the Edmonstone name.


Commander .

of Prince George's County Militia

1696 EDMONSTON ARCHIBALD PrinceGeorgesCo MD 546 Petitioners MD Early Census Index MDS1a979329

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Archibald Edmonston-1670 Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 7

Edmonston (Edmondson), Archibald,Prince George's Co.,

Edmonston (Edmondson), Archibald,Prince George's Co.,13th Mch., 1734;

28th June, 1734.

To sons James and Archibald, daus, Mary Beal, Ellenor Offutt, Ruth Orme, Martha Allen and granddau. Jane Allenn, personalty.

To dau. Martha Allenn and hrs., dwelling plantation, “Dunkell,” at decease of wife Jane.

To son-in-law Thomas Allenn and hrs., 200 A. out of “Dear Park” and “Bare Garden,” sd. tract to be e. n. e. of plantation where son Ninian formerly lived.

To son Thomas and hrs., residue of afsd. tracts, also 200 A. “The Goar” on e. branch of Potomack and 60 A. “Addition to the Goar” and personalty, to be for himself at age of 17. Sd. son dying without issue his portion of “Dear Park” and “Bare Garden” to son Archibald, and two tracts last named to son James.

To wife Jane and hrs., personalty, to divide the residue of personal estate with son Thomas, wife Jane to have charge of personalty bequesthed son Thomas until he arrives at age of 21.

To Clement Hill and hrs., other half of “Cool Spring Level,” half of which has been conveyed by deed of gift to dau. Ellinor Offutt.

Test: George Wells, Samuel White, William Beall, Elizabeth White. 21. 159.

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Archibald Edmonston-1670

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By Kathy Davis June 25, 2007 at 07:47:36 Just some info I have on Archibald Edmonston. 1696 EDMONSTON ARCHIBALD PrinceGeorgesCo MD 546 PetitionersMD Early Census Index MDS1a979329

Edmonston (Edmondson), Archibald,Prince George's Co.,
Edmonston (Edmondson), Archibald,Prince George's Co.,13th Mch., 1734;
28th June, 1734.
To sons James and Archibald, daus, Mary Beal, Ellenor Offutt, Ruth Orme, Martha Allen and granddau. Jane Allenn, personalty.
To dau. Martha Allenn and hrs., dwelling plantation, “Dunkell,” at decease of wife Jane.
To son-in-law Thomas Allenn and hrs., 200 A. out of “Dear Park” and “Bare Garden,” sd. tract to be e. n. e. of plantation where son Ninian formerly lived.
To son Thomas and hrs., residue of afsd. tracts, also 200 A. “The Goar” on e. branch of Potomack and 60 A. “Addition to the Goar” and personalty, to be for himself at age of 17. Sd. son dying without issue his portion of “Dear Park” and “Bare Garden” to son Archibald, and two tracts last named to son James.
To wife Jane and hrs., personalty, to divide the residue of personal estate with son Thomas, wife Jane to have charge of personalty bequesthed son Thomas until he arrives at age of 21.
To Clement Hill and hrs., other half of “Cool Spring Level,” half of which has been conveyed by deed of gift to dau. Ellinor Offutt.
Test: George Wells, Samuel White, William Beall, Elizabeth White. 21. 159.
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THE SCOTCH-IRISH OR THE SCOT IN NORTH BRITAIN, NORTH IRELAND, AND NORTH AMERICA
CHAPTER XXXIX THE EMIGRATION. FROM ULSTER TO AMERICA
The death of the Queen had caused a dissolution of the Irish Parliament. In 1715, a general election took place, and a few Presbyterian candidates were successful in northern constituencies. Clotworthy Upton and Sir Arthur Langford were returned for the county of Antrim, Hugh Henry for Antrim borough, George Macartney for Belfast, Archibald Edmonston for Carrickfergus, and Hercules Rowley for county Derry. A desperate effort was made to keep out Colonel Upton, but, notwithstanding the fury of the territorial aristocracy, he was supported by a majority of the Presbyterian freeholders.
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Jane Beal , married Archibald Edmonston Sr. (b. 1680, Duntreath, Scotland, d. 1737, Prince George County, Maryland). One of their children was Archibald Edmonston, Jr. (b. 1734 in Prince George County, Maryland , d. 1787 in Calvert County, Maryland.) He married Blanch Hannah Shane (b 1754 --) in Calvert County. One of their children was Reuben Edmonston (b. 1802, Todd County, Kentucky, d. 1892, Weakley County, Tennessee). Reuben Edmonston was one of the first settlers of Weakley Co.
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Archibald Edmonston the son in law of Col. Ninian Beall.Appearing in New Scotland Hundred of Prince Georges County,Md. abt. 1707. He must have come to America with great wealth as he immediatly began acquiring land in that area and just west of there. Does anyone know of his origins in Great Britain.Edmonstons were staunch Presbyterians and had established a church in Ulster as early as 1609. Washe was from Fifeshire, Scotland?
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Ancestral Records and Portraits vol 2p. 468-9
A settler in Talbot County, Md., 1685, Archibald Edmonston (son of Thomas, son of John), is first mentioned in the land records at Annapolis in a transfer of an assignment of one thousand acres, called "Beall's Camp," by Colonel Ninian Beall's patent, dated 1689. He was known after 1700, as "Colonel," and patented extensive tracts of land in Prince George's County, later divided into Frederick, Montgomery and Washington Counties. He married Jane, the youngest daughter of NINIAN BEALL, and is said to have succeeded his father-in-law as Commander .
of Prince George's County Militia. He died 1733. Issue:
James, married his cousin Mary Beall; he was Justice of Montgomery County, and Captain of Colonial Militia; Archibald, married Dorothy Brooke; Ruth, married the Rev. John Orme.72
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Colonial Families in the U.S.
VI. Jane, m. Col. Archibald EDMONSTON, d. 1733, who emigrated to Maryland circa 1680-83 and settled in Prince George's Co.
  • 1. Captain James EDMONSTON, b. 1669; d. 1753; one of the Judges of Prince George's Co., 1741-51; m. Mary BEALL, dau. of Ninian BEALL, Jr.
  • 2. Mary EDMONSTON, m. James BEALL, Jr., son of James BEALL, Sr.
  • 3. Archibald EDMONSTON, d. 1779; m. Dorothy BROOKE, b. 1709, dau. of Roger and Elizabeth (HUTCHINS) BROOKE. (See BROOKE, Col. Fam. 1907.)
  • 4. Elinor EDMONSTON, m. Edward OFFUTT.
  • 5. Jane EDMONSTON, b. 1693; d. 1750; m. William SMITH, Esq., of Prince George's Co., Md.
  • 6. Ninian EDMONSTON, d. yng.
  • 7. Ruth EDMONSTON, m. 14th Mar. 1720, Rev. John ORME of Prince George's Co., Md. (See ORME.)
  • 8. Martha EDMONSTON, m. Thomas ALLEN.
  • 9. Thomas EDMONSTON, m. Ruth OFFUTT.
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Col. Archibald Edmonston's Timeline

1668
1668
Prince George's, MD, USA
1698
1698
Age 30
1698
Age 30
Prince George's County, Province of Maryland
1701
1701
Age 33
Prince Georges,,Maryland,USA
1703
1703
Age 35
Prince George, Maryland
1704
February 22, 1704
Age 36
Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
1707
1707
Age 39
1708
1708
Age 40
Of Prince Georges County, Maryland
1715
1715
Age 47
Montgomery, Md