20. Edward3 Busey (Paul2, Paul1, ElizabethA ?) was born ca 1709. He died ca Apr 1778: in Frederick Co, MD, at approximately 68 years of age.

He married Sarah ? bef 1739:. Sarah was born aft 1715:. She died bef 1778:. In 1733, Edward Busey was taxable in Upper Piscataway Hundred, Prince George's County. He appears in the Frederick County debt books in 1750 and 1753-69.(68)

In a lease dated January 1738/9 (recorded 26 Mar 1739), Edward Busey, carpenter, rented from Thomas Butler, 100 acres, part of "Joesph Park," along Rock Creek for the natural lives of himself, wife Sarah and daughter Mary). Edward acknowleged the agreement by mark "E". [Prince George's County Land Records vol. Y, pp. 2-3; MdHR 5714]

In 1745, Sarah Busey willed a negro Cate to her son Edward.

In 1748, Edw Busey served in Captain Beall's Troop of Horse in Prince George's County, along with his brother Joshua Busey, John Ray, and James Ray.(69)

On 10 Oct 1748, he patented 100 acres called "Black Walnut Plains" in Frederick County. [Patents TI #4, pp. 198-9] This land was at the head of Bennett's Creek, northernmost fork.

23 Apr 1753, Edward Busey of Frederick Co, sold his 59 1/2 acre share of "Charles Hills" in Prince George's County to Samuel Busey of Prince George's Co. Edward signed by mark "E" and his wife Sarah acknowledged the deed. [Land NN pp. 113-114 PG Co]

Edward Busey patented "Timber Land" of 36 acres 20 Mar 1763. This was assigned from Charles Jones (see Record of Cash liber #19 BC & GS p. 322) granted 2 Jan 1754 of 26 acres. The land is located on Hog Penn branch of Bush Creek.[per p. 301 & 302 Land Office Patents] The warrant to Chas. Jones of Frederick Co was for 22 acres on 2 Jan 1754, assigned to Edward Busey who paid L1.5.6 sterling and paid 13s 1f for 9 years 6 mos. rent. [liber #19 pg. 322-3]

In March 1765, Edward added 100 acres of vacant land in Frederick Co to a resurvey of "Timberland". [BCGS #27 p. 276]

In the 1768 Frederick Co debt books, Edward was the occupant of "Black Walnut" (100 acres) and "Resurvey Timberland" (136 acres)

The inventory of his estate was made 5 Jun 1778 in Frederick County, MD [and recorded in Liber GM No. 1, folio 75]. This was presented by Charles Busey, administrator, and accepted by "kin" Edward Busey (by signature) and Paul Busey (by mark "PB"). His property included 5 slaves: Frank (17), Jenney (21), Cate (62), Dick (4) and Rachall (2); and one servant man, James Short. Also included were branding irons EB, 2 old spelling books, 5 table knives & forks with case, 1 large chest with lock, 2 oake bedsteads with cords, 1 old maple bedstead, ... 1 feather bed with bolster 2 pillows 1 blankett & sheet, 1 bed with 2 pillows 1 blanket & sheet, 1 bed wh stead boulstr 1 blankett 1 rugg 2 sheets 1 pillow, 1 old bed with old blankett & quilt, etc.

Edward Busey and Sarah ? had the following children:

child 47 i. Mary4 Busey was born bef Jan 1738/9.

child + 48 ii. Charles Busey was born ca 1740.

child + 49 iii. Paul Busey was born about 1742.

child + 50 iv. Henry Busey was born Aug 1747.

child + 51 v. Edward Busey was born ca 1749.

child + 52 vi. Samuel Busey was born ca 1756.

child + 53 vii. Benjamin Busey was born ca 1760.

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