Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Lot 18

Brookeville, Montgomery County, Maryland
Owned by Thomas Moore and Caleb Bentley, 1810-1815

Information:

Lot 18 lies on the west end of Market Street in Brookeville, Maryland.1 The lot was purchased from Anne Arundel County resident John Garrett by prominent Brookeville residents Thomas Moore and Caleb Bentley in 1810.2 The lot was most likely used as part of Thomas Moore's tannery, which was also located on the western edge of the town. In total, Moore owned two lots in the town that were valued at $520 in 1813.3 Moore and Bentley sold the lot to Evan Price in September of 1815.4

Kyle Bacon, DAR Research Fellow, 2012

Notes:

  1. Plat of Brookeville, likely copy of original by Richard Thomas, c. 1800 [MSA SC 6023-1-2].
  2. MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURT (Land Records) February 19, 1810, Liber O, p. 441, Deed, John Garrett to Thomas Moore and Caleb Bentley, lot 18 in Brookeville [MSA CE 148-15].
  3. MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE TAX (Assessment Record), 1813 Tax 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.
  4. MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURT (Land Records) September 30, 1815, Liber S-19, p. 316, Deed, Thomas Moore and Caleb Bentley to Evan Price, lot 18 in Brookeville [MSA CE 148-19].




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