Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Lot 12

Brookeville, Montgomery County, Maryland
Residence of Gerard Brooke1804-1821

Information:

In 1804, Gerard Brooke purchased lot 12 on Market Street in Brookeville as part of a four-lot parcel of land including lots 10-13 that served as his primary residence.1 Brooke was the heir to nearly 2,000 acres of land in Montgomery County from his father, Basil Brooke. Gerard primarily rented this land to tenant farmers as a source of income.2 In 1813, the lot on which Brooke's home was located was valued at $300.3 Brooke lived on his parcel of land in Brookeville until his death in 1821.

Kyle Bacon, DAR Research Fellow, 2012

Notes:

  1. MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURT (Land Records) January 27, 1806, Caleb Pancoast to Gerard Brooke, lots 10, 11, 12 & 13 in Brookeville. M, p. 481, MSA CE 148-13.
  2. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mary Farquhar Green Collection) Account book of Gerard Brooke, 1802-1821 [MSA SC 566-1-98, 00/09/06/06].
  3. MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE TAX (Assessment Record) 1813-1830, 1813 Assessment, District 4, Lots and Houses in Brookeville, MdHR 20,115-3-1 [MSA C1110-3, 01/18/14/019]. The values stated in tax assessments do not necessarily represent true property values, and likely understate values significantly.




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