Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Lot 19

Brookeville, Montgomery County, Maryland
Owned by Richard Thomas Jr., Founder of Brookeville


In 1814, lot 19 in Brookeville was an empty lot owned by Richard Thomas Jr., who founded the town and began selling lots by 1800.1 Brookeville was built on part of a 248 acre tract of land in Montgomery County that Thomas and his wife inherited when his father-in-law, Roger Brooke IV, passed away in 1792.2 Many of the original lots in the town, including lot 19, remained in Thomas's possession until his death in 1821.3

Kyle Bacon, DAR Research Fellow, 2012


  1. Catherine C. Lavoie, "Thomas-Bentley House (Madison House)," Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS No. MD-1375) Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 2011, pp. 15-19This record provides a comprehensive description of the founding of Brookeville.
  2. Ibid., 17.
  3. MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURT (Land Records) November 3, 1823, Deed of Partition amongst the children of Richard Thomas Jr. Liber X, pp. 120-125 [MSA CE 148-25].

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