The Linthicum's and Real Estate

Both Helen and John Charles Linthicum owed much of their wealth to the real estate industry. Helen inherited property from her father, a wealthy doctor in Saratoga Springs New York. She later inherited one of Baltimore's largest collection of ground rents and a townhouse from her first husband Gabriel Clark. John Charles built a real estate company with his brothers and l

Twin Oaks Mansion Linthicum Heights, Maryland

later inherited, via the Twin Oaks Deed, a large mansion in Linthicum Heights which the Linthicum's utilized as a summer home and site for important meetings and parties. When Charles died his will moved ahead the development of his properties in the area known as North Linthicum. The accumulation of land by the Linthicum farmers and then speculation in the early 20th century helped to shape the region as it is known today. The subdivision and sale of Linthicum properties is still going on. Little of the old Twin Oaks properties remains intact its lawns and farmland have been transformed to a bedroom suburb. The long course of the evolution of the land holdings has left a settlement characterized by a rich and diverse housing stock representing many phases of the architectural history of the United States. Click here for the main menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

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The Twin Oaks Deed
Subdivision and Development of North Linthicum

 


The Twin Oaks Deed

This deed, made this 19th day of November in the year nineteen hundred and three by and between Sweetser Linthicum of Anne Arundel County in the State of Maryland of the first part and J. Charles and Helen A. Linthicum Baltimore City State aforesaid of the second part

Witnesseth, that in consideration of the sum of Five Dollars and the performance of the Covenants and Conditions hereinafter expressed the said Sweetser Linthicum does grant unto the said J. Charles and Helen A. Linthicum, their personal representatives and assigns all that tract of land situate in the Fifth Election District of Anne Arundel County and described as follows:

Beginning for the same at a stone planted for the beginning of the first described parcel of land in a deed from William Linthicum and wife to Sweetser Linthicum dated the 4th day of August 1896 and running thence bounding on the land of said Sweetser Linthicumís north seven and three quarters degrees west  nineteen and three quarters  perches to a stone planted by a white oak stump; thence north twenty six and a quarter degrees  west twenty-six perches to a stone by the county road, thence south sixty four and a quarter degrees west twenty six and eight tenths perches to a stone in a gutter, thence running and bounding on said gutter north seventy two degrees west nine and six tenths perches north fifty two and one quarter degrees west twenty two perches north sixty six and three quarter degrees west twenty seven and four tenths perches to a stone, thence north six degrees west thirty one perches to Joseph Bensonís Corner thence bounding on said Joseph Bensonís land north one quarter of a degree west one hundred and twenty and four tenths perches to a stone, thence south fifty eight and one half degrees west twenty eight perches to a cherry tree in a boundary of the secondly described parcel of land in said deed from William Linthicum and wife to Sweetser Linthicum, thence bounding on the limits of said parcel of land north thirty four degrees east eight and one tenths perches* north fifty degrees east seventy two and one quarter perches, thence north forty one degrees west sixteen perches to a stone by a poplar sapling thence south fifty seven and one  quarters degrees east forth and nine tenths perches to intersect a line of  Mrs. Henry Thomasí land thence bounding on said tract of land south thirty degrees west fifty nine and three quarter perches, thence south seven degrees west seventy one perches thence south eighty seven and three quarter degrees east fifty one and three tenths perches to a stone in the head of a gutter thence south seventy nine degrees east fifty four and one half perches to the diving line between William Linthicumís land and Joseph Brianís land, thence bounding on said land south eighty seven and one tenth perches thence south sixty eight and one half degrees west sixty two perches to the place of beginning.

Containing one hundred and thirty and one half acres of land more or less.

 Being the same piece or parcel of land described in a lease from Mary E. Brian et al to the said Sweetser Linthicum dated the 15 day of September 1890 and recorded among the Land Records of Anne Arundel County in Liber SH No 37 folio 526.

Together with the buildings thereupon and the rights, ways, waters, privileges, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining.

To have and to hold the said described lot of ground and premises unto the said J. Charles and Helen A. Linthicum their personal representatives and assigns for all the residue of the term of years yet to come and unexpired therein with the benefits of renewal forever subject to the payment of the annual rent of two hundred and forty dollars payable semi annually on the first days of January and July in each year, also subject to the rights of the Annapolis and Baltimore Short Line Railroad, and the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway Company as shown by their deeds for rights of way through said property.

And the said J. Charles Linthicum and Helen A. Linthicum his wife join herein for the purpose of guaranteeing the payments unto the said Sweetser Linthicum and Laura E. Linthicum his wife and to the survivor of them during the term of their natural life and no longer the sum of two hundred and forty dollars in equal half yearly installments on the first days of April and October in each year, and within three months after the death of the survivor of them the said J. Charles and Helen A. Linthicum covenant to pay the final sum of One Thousand Dollars unto such person or persons as the said Sweetser Linthicum shall designate by his last will and testament or any codicil thereto, and in the event of a failure to designate to whom the sum shall be payable, then unto the personal representatives of the said Sweetser Linthicum.

And the said Sweetser Linthicum hereby covenants that  he will warrant >>> the property hereby granted and that he will execute such further assurances of the same as may be requisite.

Test. Sweetser Linthicum Jr                              Sweetser Linthicum (seal)

Test. Harry L.  Price as to                                 J Chas Linthicum (seal)

J. Chas Linthicum                                             Helen A. Linthicum (seal)

Helen A. Linthicum

State of Maryland Anne Arundel County Sct

I hereby certify that on the 19 day of November in the year nineteen hundred and three before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace of the State of Maryland in and for the County aforesaid personally appeared Sweetser Linthicum and acknowledged the foregoing deed to be his act.

                                                                        Sweetser Linthicum Jr

State of Maryland Baltimore City Sct

I hereby certify that on this 19 day of November in the year nineteen hundred and three before me the subscriber, a Notary Public of the State of Maryland in and for the City of Baltimore aforesaid personally appeared J. Charles Linthicum and Helen A. Linthicum his wife and acknowledged the foregoing deed to be their act.

Witness my hand and notarial seal

(notaryís seal)                                                   Harry L. Price

                                                                        Notary Public

                                                                        Recorded 28 November 1903             

Subdivision and Development of North Linthicum

Although set in motion by 1932 via the will of John Charles Linthicum progress was not realized on the subdivision of the area known prior to his death as North Linthicum until 1947-1953. Note that the road at the top is named Charles Road a memorial to John Charles Linthicum (Many of the streets in North Linthicum bear Linthicum family names.

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