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Nathan Veatch (Veitch)

Birthplace: Veitchs Cove, Saint Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland, Colonial America
Death: April 19, 1705 (36)
Hawks Nest, Prince George's County, Maryland, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of James 'The Sheriff' Veitch and Mary Veitch
Husband of Hannah Emmett and Ann Winter Veatch
Father of Don Veatch; Jeane Conn; Mary Masters; John Veatch; Elizabeth Trail and 1 other
Brother of John Veitch; Thomas Veitch; James Veitch, II; Margaret Veitch; William Veitch and 6 others

Occupation: Planter
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About Nathan Veatch

The burial site of Nathan Veatch is not known, but he probably was buried on or near the Hawk's Nest plantation, Upper Marlboro.

In 1704 Nathan Veatch was granted 100 acres of land, "Hawk's Nest," Upper Marlboro, where he supposedly lived when he died the following year, 1705, aged 37. His plantation, the "Hawk's Nest," was patented in November 1706 following his death.

Likely burial sites: 1. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 14705 Oak Grove Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Also called St. Barnabas Church Leeland, established in 1704. 2. Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church Street, Upper Marlboro. This Church originally on this site was called "Patuxent Church" and "Upper Marlborough Presbyterian Church" built 20 December 1704, on land donated by Colonel Ninian Beall.

Nathan Veatch's father and daughter Mary Veatch Masters were Episcopalians, so Nathan likely was too. Mary Masters could be buried at St. John's Episcopal Church Broad Creek, Fort Washington, Maryland, which is the oldest church site in Prince George's County and where William and Mary Veatch Masters and family were members over 60 years. But she is more likely buried at the St. Matthews Episcopal Church Addison Chapel, a chapel of ease near her home and where her husband purchased a pew in 1695.

Sons of the American Revolution application of Jesse William Veatch (NSSAR #57562)includes Nathan Veitch as born Oct. 1668 and died (incorrect) May 31, 1755.

Capt. Thomas Clagett (1645-1703) "made deed of gift of land to Ann Veitch, wife of Nathan Veitch/Veatch, although the deed does not say she was his daughter." (citation needed) Capt. Clagett mentioned the deceased James Veitch (Sr.) and his son John Veitch in his 1703 will, but not Nathan and Ann Veitch. Thomas Clagett had purchased a plantation of Sheriff James Veitch prior to the Sheriff's death, but it is not clear whether this was the same plantation he later deeded to the Sheriff's son Nathan Veatch and wife Ann. Debts owed the Clagett estate included those of Thomas Notley, James Veitch (probably the son of Nathan), and Thomas Nutter, among many others.

Nathan Veatch owned three other plantations which we can document in the records: "Hopeful Blessing" (St. Mary's County, later Charles County) "Expedition of Beall" (Patuxent River State Park today, Prince George's County) "Hawks Nest" (near Upper Marlboro, Prince George's Co.)

Nathan Veatch's wife Ann is shown as Ann Clagett or Claggett in We Veitches by Laurence Guthrie, p.113; The Life and Times of Sheriff James Veitch by Lou Rose, pp. 9, 32, 37; Burke's American Families with British Ancestry (1939), p.2951, published simultaneously in Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain, 16th Edition (1939), p.2951; and The National Genealogical Society Quarterly vol. 62, pp.182-191.

Also in the Compendium of American Genealogy, by Virkus, vol. VII (1942), p.58: "9-James (Veitch) Veatch (b Roxburghshire, Scot., 1628-d 1685), from Scot., 1651; filed a demand in Md. For 100 acres 'for transporting himself into this Province this present year,' 1651; granted 'Veitches Cove' on St. Leonard's Creek, nr. Patuxent River, Calvert Co., by Lord Baltimore; sheriff, 1653-57; m 1657, Mary Gakerlin; 8-Nathan (ca. 1668-1705), grand juror, Prince Georges Co., 1696; owner of 'Hopeful Blessing,' 'Expedition of Beall' and 'Hawks Nest'; m ca. 1689, Ann Clagett (ca. 1672-1748; cap. Thos. [1635-1703], m. Sarah__); 7-James (1695-1762), owner of 'Beall's Pasture, 1723-33;…"

Some family trees show Nathan Veatch as dying at his plantation, "Hawks Nest," in Prince George's County.

He was granted land on June 28,1702: West Branch Patuxent River on the west shore of Chesapeake Bay SE of present-day Washington, D.C.

"The Land Records of Prince George's Co., MD - 1702-1709" by Elise Greenup Jourdan: "Folio 13a, Indenture, 26 Jan 1702 - From: Nathan Veitch, planter of Prince George's County and his wife Anne Veitch to: Hon. Col. Henry Darnall, Gent. of Prince George's County for 50 pounds a 125 acre part of the 'Expedition of Beall,' formerly of Calvert County, now lying in Prince George's County on the west side of the Patuxent River; bounded by Cabin Branch. Signed: Nathan Veitch and Anne Veitch. Witnessed: Sam'll Magruder and James Stoddart. Endorsement on back: 28 Sep 1702 Anne Veitch examined by Sam'll Magruder and James Stoddert."

From "The Life and Times of Sheriffe James Veatch" by Lou Rose: "Nathan Veach (or Veatch), the fifth child and fourth son of James Veitch, was born in Calvert County in 1668 and died in 1705. He was by all accounts the most conspicuous of James's sons, the tower of strength on which his entire family leaned on in their time of need. Nathan was active in politics, as indicated by his signature on the second petition to the English monarch William and Mary. At the time of their deaths in 1693, Nathan was also the administrator of the estates of his brother John and James Jr., and a family solicitor of sorts. About 1692 Nathan Veatch married Ann Clagett, daughter or step-daughter of Captain Thomas Clagett. ... By 1701 Nathan and Ann were already living in what is now Prince George's County, Maryland, in the vicinity of the present county seat, Upper Marlboro. In 1704 Nathan was granted one hundred acres of land, which he did not live long enough to enjoy, since he died the following year, 1705, aged 37. His plantation, the "Hawks's Nest," was patented in November, 1706.... Nathan Veatch was the ancestor of a large number of descendants who, starting in Calvert County, moved to Prince George's and Montgomery Counties in Maryland, then gradually dispersed, over the centuries, to many states of the Union."

Several lineage applications made by members of Sons of the American Revolution show Nathan Veatch's death as May 31, 1705 (one says 1755). Nathan Veatch signed his will on April 19, 1705, and it was admitted to court May 31, 1705. The will was obviously made at or near the date of his death. Wills are or were customarily filed 30 days after death.

Will of Nathan Veatch Prince Georges' Co., Md. Bk #1, p. 26

I Nathan Veatch being of weak body but of shure and perfect memory doe make this my last Will and Testament. In manner and forme folowing: I comitt my sole unto the hands of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to be buried att the Decision of my Dear and Loving Wife whome I make ordaine and appoint to be my sole Executricks.

First I give and bequeath to my Sons James Veatch and John Veatch all the Land which I have lying in Pr Georges Co. on the west branch to be equally Divided between them both and to there ares (heirs) lawfully begotten and for want of such ares to fall to my Daughters Mary and Elizabeth Veatch and their ares Lawfully begotten and for want of sutch each share then to fall to my brother William Veatch and his ares forever forth.

I do order that my Wife should Hold and enjoy all my Lands until my Sons James and John Veatch comes to the age of twenty one years but if in case my Wife marries then my Sones James and John to be at age of sixteen years old to have and enjoy the lands and when the division comes to be made that my Sons shall allow there mother any part of the said Land that sheshall see fitt to have and enjoy during her natural Life and then to fall to the ares and aforesaid.

I give to my daughter Mary Veatch my track of Land called Hopeful Blessing formerly lying in St. Mary's County to her and her ares Lawfully begotten and for want of sutch ares to fall to my Sons James and John Veatch and thare ares forever and I doe order that if my Wife should die then that my Daughters Mary and Elizabeth Veatch shall have the Privelidge to live with there brothers until they shall be married.

I bequeath and give to my brother William Veatch all that tract of Land wheron he now liveth to him and his ares Lawfully begotton and if no are then to fall to my Sons James and John Veatch and there ares lawfully begotton and for want of sutch ares then to fall to my Daughters Mary and Elizabeth Veatch and there ares forever.

Also I give and bequeath to my dear and loving Wife all my Personale Estate whatsoever and if my Wife should die before my children comes to age then I leave my children to the care of my Brother William Veatch and Thomas Clagett that my brother should have my Daughter Mary and my sons John Veatch and that my friend Thomas Clagett shall have my Sone James and my Daughter Elizabeth Veatch and I doe apoint and leave my Dear and loving Wife, Brother William Veath and Thomas Clagett to be my Trustees and do revoke any former Will by me made and one this to be my Last Will and Testament Witness my hand and seal this 19th Day of April anna Dom. 1705.

Thomas Clagett

Richard Clagett Nathan Veatch Mary Clagett

Henry (X) Hows Came the 31 day of May 1705......

The widow Ann Veatch married Richard Weaver. In her will, Ann Weaver named her children James Veatch, John Veatch, Ann Davis, Mary Masters, and Richard Weaver. Prince Georges' Co. Wills, Bk #1, p. 378: In the name of God, Amen. I Ann Weaver of Prince Georges County and Province of Maryland being Weak of Body but of Sound mind & memory, thanks be to God. Willling to settle my wordly affairs do make this my last Will & Testament.

First of all I recommend my Soul unto God my Saviour and my (body) to the Earth to be buried at the Discretion of my Executors. My Will is that my Just Debts be paid & for the rest of my Estate I give & Devise as follows:

I give and bequeath my Son James Veatch one negroe Girl named Beth, One Gold Ring to him and his Heirs & assigns forever.

I give & bequeath to my Daughter Ann Davis one Negroe Wench named Bess, one Flat Bed and the Cloes belonging to it & one Side Saddle & one chest of Drawers and all my wearing Close & unmade up Linings to her and her Heirs & assigns forever.

I give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary Masters one Warming Pan and one Tinn Collinder to her and her Hairs and assigns Forever.

I given & bequeath to my son Richard Weaver two Leather Chairs to him and his Hairs and Assigns forever.

I also give & bequeath to my Son John Veatch one negro Boy named Charles, one Feather Bed and the Close belonging to it, to him and his Hairs and assigns forever.

Also the rest of my movables after all my Debts is paid Equilly to be Divided between the said James Veatch & Ann Davis & I do hereby ordain, constitute & appoint my Son John Veatch to be my Sole & alone Executor of this my last Will & Testament & to pay all my Just Debts & see that this my last will be fulfilled in manner aforementioned.

In witness whereof I have set my Hand and Seale this Fifteeth day of July one thousand seven Hundred forty & six.

Chas(H) Hayes Ephraim Gold Ann Weaver John Norris August 27, 1746 came Charles Hayes ......

Anne Weaver 26.128 A FR £106.14.9 £19.18.6 Jul 4 1749 Received from: James Veatch. Payments to: Commissioners of Paper Money Office due from Richard Weaver (husband), MM John Philpot & Co. (merchants in London), Mr. Joseph Adams (merchant in London), Basill Waring, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Mr. Peter Dent. Administrator/Executor: John Veatch. The Basil(l) Waring shown in this record is identified by Waring researchers as Basil Waring III, a great-grandson of Capt. Sam(p)son Waring who was associated with James Veitch the Sheriffe.

In 1702, Nathan Veitch left a 50 acre tract of land in Charles Co., named Hopeful Blessing, to his daughter, Mary, then underage. (Prince Georges Co. Will Lib 1, fol. 198) Mary married William Masters and sold this tract of land to Thomas Ferrand on 23 Aug. 1737 (Prince Georges Co. Deed Lib. O#2, fol. 303; Elise Greenup Jourdan, The Land Records of Prince George's Co., Md.) After the death of her husband, Ann Claggett Veitch married Richard Weaver.

James Veatch (1695-1762), son of Nathan, is shown by some descendants as marrying Rachel Beall, a daughter of Ninian Beall Jr., while Burke's American Families shows her as Rachel Hepburn. Others show her as Rachel Beall Hepburn whose mother, a Magruder, was a cousin of the Bealls. Her maiden name is still argued (see also Guthrie, pp.101-103). James and Rachel had a son Ninian Veatch. James Veatch also purchased "all that part or parcel of a tract of land called Beall's Pasture" in Prince George's County, April 3, 1723. He sold Beall's Pasture to Major Edward Sprigg, June 28, 1733.

Lineal descendants of Nathan Veitch (Veatch) are eligible for membership in: Order of the First Families of Maryland

Calvert County Accounts- ..July 10, 1694...JAMES VEACH...payments to: William Veares, Capt. Thomas Clagett, Christopher Thompson, William Smith, Francis Collier....Administrator: Nathan Veach (brother)

Calvert County Accounts- ...July 10, 1694...JOHN VEACH....payments to; Hugh Clinton, William Dent, William Veach, Pagan and Co....Administrator: Nathan Veach (brother)

Calvert County Accounts- ..Dec. 4, 1694...JOHN VEACH.....payments to; Joakin Kirksted, Edward Dickenson, Thomas Horny, Samuel Groome, Anthony Cornwall, John White. Daniel Rawlings...Administrator: Nathan Veach....

Calvert Rent Rolls..." Hawk's Nest"..Surveyed 8/19/1704..Surveyed for Nathan Veich and Paul Bussey beginning at a bounded red oak standing on the south side of Cabin Branch..."

Provincial Court session: 1705..." will of Nathan Veitch (PG), proved by Thomas Clegatt, Mary Clegatt, and Richard Clegatt."

P.G. County Accounts- NATHAN VEITCH...Nov. 3, 1705....Payments to : Jonathan Matthews, Robert Bradley, Henry Howe, James Pickford.....Admistratrix: Ann Veitch

P.G. County Accounts - NATHAN VEITCH...Dec. 17, 1707...List of Debts: Capt. John Hyde, Mr. Isaac Millner...Payments to: Capt. John Hyde,paid to John Rigdon, Col. Henry Darnall, Stafford Magoune...Executrix: Anne Weaver

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Nathan Veatch's Timeline

October 1668
Veitchs Cove, Saint Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland, Colonial America
Calvert County, Maryland, Colonial America
Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
Calvert County, Province of Maryland
of, Calvert, MD
of, Calvert, MD
Charles County, Province of Maryland
April 19, 1705
Age 36
April 19, 1705
Age 36
Hawks Nest, Prince George's County, Maryland, Colonial America