263. George Washington5 Purnell (Dr.) (William4, Elisha3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born in Worcester Co., MD November 25, 1776. (Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage, p. 422) George died May 30, 1844 in Worcester Co., MD. (Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage, p. 422)
Mary was born in Worcester Co., MD August 13, 1782. (Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage, p. 422) Mary was the daughter of Thomas Purnell(IV) (Col.) and Sarah Marshall.
Mary died May 14, 1838 in Worcester Co., MD. (Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage, p. 422)
Her body was interred in Worcester Co., MD, St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Mary was named in the will of her brother, Thomas, in 1813, as Mary O. Purnell.
He made a will in Worcester Co., MD, March 14, 1843. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co., MD Wills LPS f.252, p. 32) George was noted as under age in 1794. Dr. George W. Purnell is shown as head of household in 1800 with 1M16-26, 1M26-45, 1F16-26. George Washington Purnell purchased by the combined tracts and partial tracts of Laurence's Neck, Deal, Marshall's Addition, Sea Brant, Shirley's Venture and Hudson's Ruin from his wife's cousin, John Purnell Marshall on May 13, 1817. (G.W.M. #5, 363-5, Worcester Co., MD Land Records) In 1844, Elisha L. Purnell and James R. S. Purnell, trustees of George Washington Purnell sold to Stephen B. Collins. After several other owners, the land was purchased in 1921 by Frank S. & Hattie Langmaid. This deed describes the property as "those tracts, parts of tracts or parcels of land lying and being situated in Newark Election District in the County of Worcester...called Shirley, St. Lawrence's Neck, Deal, Marshall Addition, Sea Brant, Shirley's Venture and Hudson Ruin. (O.D.C. #40, 167 & 168 Worcester Co., MD Land Records) (Suzanne B. Hurley, Research of Langmaid Farm, 1998)
According to Paul Touart, it is estimated that the major changes to the old homestead house that once belonged to Isaac Marshall were made during Purnell's ownership, which lasted until the 1840's. (Paul B. Touart, Along the Seaboard Side, p. 249)
George Washington Purnell(Dr.) and Mary "Molly" Outten Purnell had the following children:
+ 390 i. Elisha Littleton6 Purnell was born February 29, 1804.
+ 391 ii. James Robins Spence Purnell(Dr.) was born November 19, 1804.
+ 392 iii. Sarah "Sallie" Mary Purnell was born September 16, 1813.
+ 393 iv. William Thomas "John" Purnell was born July 11, 1815.
+ 394 v. George Washington Purnell(Jr.)(Dr.) was born 1820.
+ 395 vi. Esther Henrietta "Hetty" Purnell was born October 8, 1820.
+ 396 vii. Ellen Henrietta Purnell was born about 1829.
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