Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Lot 54

Brookeville, Montgomery County, Maryland
Owned by William Layman1806-1818


In 1814, Lot 54 on High Street in Brookeville was owned by William Layman, who purchased lots 53 and 54 from Brookeville founder Richard Thomas Jr. on July 26, 1806.1 In 1813, the two lots were valued at $25.2 Layman never built any structures on the property while it was under his ownership. Layman sold lot 53 to his niece, Elizabeth Layman, on October 20th, 1818.3

Kyle Bacon, DAR Research Fellow, 2012


  1. MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURT (Land Records) July 26, 1806, Liber M, p. 698, Richard Thomas Jr. to William Layman, lots 53 and 54 in Brookeville [MSA CE 148-13].
  2. 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.
  3. MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURT (Land Records) October 20, 1818, Liber U, p. 299, William Layman to Elizabeth Layman, Lot 54 in Brookeville [MSA CE 148-22].

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