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The Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume I
Wills from 1635
(Earliest Probated) to 1685

Pages 152-165

Originally Compiled by Jane Baldwin (1904)
Edited and Annotated by
USGenNet Patrons Rhoda Fone & Carole Hammett (2001)
Editors: Words enclosed in [brackets] or preceded by “Editors” are those of the editors and not part of the original edition.




Heathcote, Eliza:, widow, Anne Arundel Co., 12th Jan., 1681; 21st Feb., 1683. To John Brewer and hrs., William Brewer and hrs., John Gresham and his son John, Samuel Heathcote of Derby, John Heathcote, Capt. Thomas Francier, and sister Martha Willis, personalty. To Barbara, Ruth, and Margaret Heathcote, equally, personalty at death of sd. sister Martha Willis. Exs.: Col. Thos. Taylor, Jas. Ellis. Test: Jno. Jackson, Simeon Jackson, Wm. Burroughs. 4. 131.



Doxey, Thomas, St. Mary's Co., 6th Aug., 1685; 11th Sept., 1685. To John Doxey, Jr., Eliza: Doxey, dau. of brother John, Mary and Sarah Doxey, personalty. To wife Anne, plantation during life. To daus. Mary Haddock and Eliza: Lees, and hrs., sd. plantation at death of wife afsd. To dau. Tomasin and hrs., “John Briscoe's Plantation.” Exs.: Wife Anne, sons Thomas Haddock and Thomas Lees. Test: Thos. Keyting, Wm. Howard, Thos. Haddock. 4. 132.



Daniell, Isaack, 23rd Jan., 1684; 15th July, 1685. Martin Muggenborg, sole legatee. Ex. not named. Test: Wm. Drake, Eliza: Custones, Thos. Smart. 4. 133.



Eavans, Robert, Talbot Co., 7th Jan., 1684; 26th May, 1685. To John Booty, 100 A., “Stanford Point” on Great Choptanke R. Wife Susan, residuary legatee of estate, real and personal, including home plantation. Ex. not named. Test: Wm. Bexley, Wm. Harris, Wm. Lurcom. 4. 133. [Search Words: Evans]



Goodridge, Timothy, 25th Nov., 1682; 27th May, 1685. To Phoebe Loftus, spinster, and hrs., execx., entire estate, real and personal. Test: Oliver Millington, Joane Sangoe, T. Delahay. 4. 134.

Editors: See Combs &c. of Talbot County, Virginia for additional records for Timothy Goodridge



Holland, Francis, Sr., Anne Arundel Co., 7th Apr., 1683; 12th Aug., 1684. To wife Margaret, execx., life interest in estate. To son Francis and hrs., “Broatten Ashly,” 2 lots in Herringtowne, part of “The Addition,” “Carter's Bennit, and Holland's Hills.” To dau. Margaret, sd. lands should son afsd. die without issue; also Bennett's Island and part of home plantation; she dying without issue, to revert to son Francis. To John Pritchard, 35 A., residue of “The Addition.” Test: Garrett Hopkins, Francis Greene, Robt. Hoakins, Owen Bradway. 4. 134.



Harmar, Francis, of London, Eng.,and Cecil Co., Md., 3rd Feb., 1681; 15th May, 1682. To wife Eliza: and brothers Timothy and William, personalty. Son John, residuary legatee. Ex. Ebenezer Blackiston. Test: Jas. Staneley, Jno. Weeks, Benj. Randall. 4. 136.



Higgin, Michael, 8th Apr., 1685; 16th June, 1685. To wife Mary, execx., life interest in estate. To sons Michael, Jr., and Thomas, at age of 18 yrs., and hrs., 250 A., “The Cage.” To 3 daus. (unnamed), personalty. Test: Jno. Craford, Robt. Reid. 4. 137.



Hensey, William, Charles Co., 23rd Mch., 1684; 12th May, 1685. To Susanna Abbott, John Courts, Jr., Robert Powell, Thomas Harris, Richard Smith and Anne Brown, personalty. To grandson William Chapman, ex., and hrs., residue of estate, real and personal. To grandson Richard Chapman, sd. estate should sd. William die without issue. Test: Jas. Phelps, Henry Tannerd, Jno. Bosley, Philip Jones. 4. 138.



Holland, George, Anne Arundel Co., 19th Feb., 1683; 22nd June, 1685. To Thomas, son of John Larkin, and hrs., 300 A., “Holland's Delight.” To Otho Holland and hrs., residue of estate, real and personal. Ex. John Larkin. Test: Wm. Lathrop, Anne Torey, alias Joce, Diana Parkes. 4. 139.



Hickson, Henry, Nanjemy, Charles Co., 3rd Feb., 1684; 10th July, 1685. To sons James and Edward, personalty. Richard Treie, ex. and residuary legatee. Test: Jno. Hanson, Anne Crouch. 4. 140.



Jenkinson, Emanuel, Talbot Co., 20th June, 1685; 7th Sept., 1685. To son Emanuel and hrs., 300 A., home plantation, at age of 21 yrs. Wife Eliza:, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Overseers: Father John Edmondson, Wm. Sharp. Test: Jno. Pitt, Richd. Chesheir, Jno. Whittington, Jeffrey Honey, Jno. Winters. 4. 140.



Johnson, Albert, Talbot Co., 22nd Nov., 1684; 25th Apr., 1685. To wife Alice, life interest in plantation. To son John and hrs., sd. plantation at death of wife afsd. To son Henry and hrs., “Albert's Delight.” To dau. Sibilla, personalty. To wife and 2 sons, residue of estate equally. Exs., Jno. Offley, Thos. Foord. Test: Wm. Pell, Tim. Mountier, Mary Pell. 4. 141.



Lawrence, Benjamin, West River, Anne Arundel Co., 6th Jan., 1684; 3rd July, 1685. To wife Eliza;, execx., and dau. Eliza: and hrs., land in Calvert Co. on n. side Patuxent. To sd. wife and unborn child, land in Somerset Co. obtained from brother-in-law Edward Gibbs. To son Benjamin and hrs., 150 A., “Benjamin's Fortune,” Anne Arundel Co., and tract bought of John Wattkins. To brother Thomas, sister Lucy Smith and Quaker ministry, personalty. Overseers: Wm. Richardson, Richd. Johns, Edward Talbot, Saml. Galloway. Test: Jno. Griffin, Henry Hewit, Wm. Wheeler, Nich. Rollson. 4. 142.



Piggott, Bartholomew, 1st Jan., 1684; 19th July, 1685. To wife Honor and dau. Sarah, personalty brought with them from Va., and all estate equally. Ex. Jos. Piles. Test: Mar. Semme, Wm. Blankenstine, Thomas Metford. 4. 144.



Powell, George, 1st Jan., 1648; 19th July, 1685. To wife Sarah, execx., life interest in estate. To son George 2/3 of estate at 21 yrs. of age, and entire estate at death of his mother. Test: Cor Watkinson, Garrett Comerford, Evan Jones. 4. 144.



Parke, Robert, Kent Co., 24th Dec., 1684; 23rd Mch., 1685. To son Robert and hrs., home plantation. To son Edward, ex., at 18 yrs. of age, 500 A., “Lathum,” St. George's Ck., Del., part of tract of land granted testator and John Darby. To wife Diana and 3 child., viz., Robert and Edward and Eliza: Darby, personalty, equally. Test: Cor. Watkinson, Garrett Comerford, Evan Jones. 4. 144. Overseer: Son-in-law John Darby. Test: M. Miller, Benj. Ricud, Margaret Mackey. 4. 145.



Pinner, William, Charles Co., 10th Nov., 1684; 17th June, 1685. To wife Rose and hrs., certain tract of land (unnamed); also estate now in hands of her father-in-law Richard Clowder. To brother Richard and cous. Anne Pinner, personalty. To mother Anne Attkins, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Thos. Lee, Wm. Bishop, Richd. Garfort. 4. 146.

Editors: See next and see will of Richard Pinner, Sr. whose widow, Ann, married George Atkins



Pinner, Richard, Charles Co., 21st Feb., 1684; 17th June, 1685. To wife Mary, execx., life interest in estate, real and personal. To daus. Anne and Eliza: and hrs., 300 A. equally at death of their mother. Test: Henry Woodyard, Edward Williams, Jno. Falkner. 4. 147.



Reader, Simon, St. Mary's Co., 6th Apr., 1685; 17th June, 1685. To eld. son John and hrs., personalty. To wife Virtue, execx., life interest in estate, real and personal, including land on Heywood's Branch. To sons Benjamin and Richard, sd. land at death of wife afsd.; they dying without issue to revert to eld. son John afsd. To dau. Mary Bridgin and hrs., personalty. Test: Clement Hill, Thos. Glover, Thos. Warring. 4. 147.



Rumsey, Thomas, Cecil Co., -- -- --; 11th June, 1685. To eld. son Thomas and hrs., home plantation, “Moneysworth.” To 2 young. sons, Richard and Robert, and hrs., 500 A., “King's Aime,” equally. To daus. Eliza: and Katharine and hrs., 100 A. each. To 5 child. afsd., all personalty. Overseers: Brother Matthias Matson, Nich. Allum. Test: Saml. Pillswort, Thos. Linsey, Dorothy May. 4. 148.



Strong, James, 7th Jan., 1684; -- -- --. To wife Mary, 1/2 of estate, real and personal. To son James and dau. Mary, residue of estate. Exs.: Col. Philemon Lloyd, Jas. Sedgwick. Test: Heneage Robinson, Jno. Paine, Jas. Smith. 4. 149.



Stirling, Thomas, Calvert Co., 24th Jan., 1684; 27th June, 1685. To wife Christian, execx., life interest in home plantation and part of “Upper Bennett.” To son Thomas and hrs., sd. land at death of his mother, and 500 A., “Major's Choice,” 550 A., “Stirling's Chance,” and 40 A. (unnamed) at 16 yrs. of age. To dau. Eliza:, 1,000 A. in Balto. Co., part of “Nova Scotia.” To brother -- Derumple and hrs., 500 A., residue of “Nova Scotia” at 16 yrs. of age. To hrs. of James Buchanan or James Bowell of Scotland, estate afsd. in event of death of child. of testator without issue. Overseers: Henry Kent, Wm. Darumple, Jno. Scott, Jas. Heigh. Test: Andrew Tanahill, Jas. Mann, Jno. Scott. 4. 150.



Stevens, Edward, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., 12th May, 1684; 29th Sept., 1685. To wife Ruth, 1/3 of “Blake's Hope,” and 1/3 of personalty. To Edward, William, and John Stevens, child. of Florence Tucker, equally, residue of estate, real and personal, absolutely. Execx.: Florence Tucker. Test: Jno. Heath, Thos. Williams, Wm. Morris. 4. 151.



Thompkins, Giles, Charles Co., 16th Nov., 1682; 27th Apr., 1685. Son Giles, ex. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal. To Mary Christisan, dau. of testator's sister, and hrs., sd. estate in event of death of son Giles afsd. under age or without issue. Overseers: Jno. Fanning, Geo. Newman, Sr., Arthur Turner. Test: Jno. Fanning, Jane Fanning, Mary Bennett. 4. 152.



Williams, Rice, St. Mary's Co., 6th Feb., 1684; 25th Mch., 1685. To Rose Pinner, personalty. Brother-in-law Henry Franckham at age, residuary legatee. Ex. Col. Wm. Diggs. Test: Patrick Innis, Thos. Nation, Thos. Coulson. 4. 153.



Ward, William, Charles Co., 26th Mch., 1685; 21st May, 1685. To Richard, Mary, and Halalugha Fowke, personalty. Wife Mary, execx. and residuary legatee. Test: Jno. Halford, Wm. Crane, Jno. Braker. 4. 155.



Walls, Pearce, St. Mary's Co., 18th May, 1685; 26th Aug., 1685. To John Pennington and Thomas Gavin, personalty. To Anne Young, 100 A., “New Castle.” To Thomas Dillon, ex., and hrs., part of “Morrisses Mount” and residue of estate, real and personal. Test: Raphall Haywood, Edward Cole, Honnor Cole. 4. 155.



Williams, Morgan, Kent Co., 24th Jan., 1684; 23rd May, 1685. To wife Amy, execx., life interest in plantation. To Thomas Browne, sd. plantation at death of wife afsd. To grandson Morgan Browne, 175 A., “Comages Choice,” Kent Co. To Edward Browne, plantation in possession of Hall Wineborough. Test: Jno. Hynson, Philip Conner, Chris. Goodhand. 4. 156.



Harris, Sarah, widow, Kent Island, 16th May, 1681; 24th June, 1685. To grandson John Ingram at 21 yrs. of age, and hrs., “Lower Plantation” and 100 A. purchased by late husband, Walter Jenkins. To son-in-law Christopher Goodhand and Hanna his wife and hrs., sd. land should John Ingram afsd. die without issue. To dau. Sarah Browne, land afsd. in event of death of sd. legatees without issue. To sd. Christopher Goodhand and Hanna his wife, exrs., and hrs., home plantation and 100 A. purchased by late husband, Thomas Brookes, of William Leeds; also 200 A. purchased by sd. husband of Thomas Gott and Eliza: his wife; they dying without issue, lands to pass to John Ingram afsd. and hrs., and in turn to dau. Sarah Browne and hrs. To neph. Joseph Weekes, persnoalty. Test: Edward Cox, Wm. Wilson, Jas. Coursey. 4. 157.



Susick, Nicholas, Anne Arundel Co., 25th Oct., 1685; 12th Nov., 1685. Dr. Francis Stockett, ex. and sole legatee of estate, real anl personal. Test: Humphrey Jarvis, Eliza: Proctor, Richd. Kilburne. 4. 158.



Goddard, Thomas, Calvert Co., 5th Mch., 1679; 26th Aug., 1685. Wife Anne Cooper, alias Goddard, execx., and sole legatee of estate, real and personal, including 100 A., “Cove Hall,” and 50 A., “Forte Venture.” Test: Edward Hargreaves, Jno. Millington, Saml. Crayker. 4. 159.



Yeedon, George, St. Mary's Co., 1st Sept., 1685; 19th Jan., 1685. To brother Thomas at Galloway, Ireland, personalty. Mrs. Eliza: Shankes and her son John, residuary legatees of estate, real and personal. Ex. not named. Test: Wm. Sandys, Wm. Mody, Thos. Waringe. 4. 159.



Gaile, Edward, Charles Co., -- -- --; 1st Feb., 1685. To each priest in the county and to Thomas Gavin, personalty. Wife Ruth, execx. and residuary legatee. Test: I. Lemare, Thos. Lewis, Eliza: Gooderick. 4. 160.



Earle, James, Talbot Co., 19th Oct., 1684; 28th Dec., 1685. Wife Rhoda, execx. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal, including 150 A., “Highfield.” Test: Jno. Pitt, Jno. Brisborn, Michael Earle. 4. 160.



Bincks, Thomas, Calvert Co., 30th May, 1678; 21st Sept., 1685. To wife Eliza:, 1/2 estate, real and personal, absolutely. To cous. John Wattmore at 20 yrs. of age and cous. Eliza: Cleverly at 18 yrs. of age, residue of estate. In event of death of sd. legatees, to pass to nearest of testator's kin. Exs.: Wife Eliza:, brother-in-law Thomas Cleverly, Jno. Gareis. Test: Jno. Davies, Robt. Johnson, Wm. Herrone, Robt. Talbot. 4. 161.



Cordea, Mark, St. Mary's Co., 27th Mch., 1685; 7th Nov., 1685. To wife Hester, part of “Cross Manor” and part or “Elizabeth Manor” during life. To brothers Anthony and William, of Catholic brotherhood at St. Inigoes, sd. lands at death of wife afsd. in trust for benefit of the poor. To eld. dau. (unnamed) of son-in-law Henry Fox, and hrs., “Hogg's Ridge,” Dorchester Co. To son-in-law Anthony Lecompte and hrs., “Hogg's Neck” in Dorchester Co., and 100 A., “Screton,” St. Mary's Co. To goddau. Eliza:, dau. of Garret Van Sweringen, and hrs., house and lot in St. Mary's Co. To son-in-law James Cullen and hrs., house at St. Mary's; also 1 plantation and 100 A. (unnamed). To Samuel Brockhurst, 1 tract of land (unnamed). To Mary, dau. of Col. Jarboe, dec'd, personalty. Exs.: Wife Hester and Jas. Cullen afsd. Overseers: Robt. Carvile, Jas. Pattison, Garret Van Sweringen, Thos. Grunwin. Test: Anthony Underwood, Garret Van Sweringen, Jane Barber. 4. 162.



Darcye, alias Matchett, Thomas, Patuxent River, 14th June, 1685; 6th Aug., 1685. Wife Frances, execx. and sole legatee of estate during life. To child Thomas, estate at death of his mother. Test: Thos. Cooke, Nich. Bayley, Jas. Graves. 4. 163.



Rousby, John, Calvert Co., 8th May, 1685; 8th Feb., 1685. To son John and hrs., 650 A., “Plymhimon” on Tred Avon Ck., Talbot Co., 200 A., “Susquehanna Point,” and 100 A. at Piney Hill. To dau. Gertrude and hrs., 800 A. “Sledmar,” and 500 A., “Rousby” in Talbot Co. To dau. Eliza: 500 A., “Beverly,” Somerset Co. To unborn child and hrs., 650 A. on Kent Island. If sd. child be a son, to inherit land devised to son John in event of his death without issue. Should any child or child. afsd. die under age or without issue, survivor or survivors to inherit equally deceased's portion. To wife Barbara, execx., personalty. Test: Geo. Butler, John Llewellin, Anth. Underwood. 4. 164.



Truman, Thomas, Calvert Co., 21st Sept, 1685; 10th Dec., 1685. To wife Mary, 1/2 personal estate and home plantation during life. To Thomas Truman Greenfield and hrs., “Trent Neck,” provided they take the name of Truman. To John Dave and hrs., 625 A. on western branch of the Potomac. To Richard Brithwell and hrs., 50 A. on Chaptico Branch. To cous. Mary Truman and hrs., “Bussard's Island.” To namesake Henry Truman and hrs., 200 A. adjoining the Quagcores. To sister -- Stringer and Eliza: Carlton, personalty. To Thomas Truman Greenfield, cousins Mary and Eliza: Truman, residue of estate, real and personal. Exs.: Wife Mary and cous. Mary Truman afsd. Test: Eliza: Carleton, Jno. Forrest, Andrew Hurd, Geo. Jones. 4. 165.



Sealy, George, 16th Feb., 1683; 19th Feb., 1685. To wife Mary, execx., estate during widowhood. To son George, plantation and mill at 17 yrs. of age in event of marriage of wife afsd. To son Benjamin, sd. plantation in event of death of his brother George under age or without issue. Test: Thos. Flowers, Jno. Butler, Wm. Butler, Saml. Crayker. 4. 167.



Hall, James, Talbot Co., 8th Apr., 1684; 30th Dec., 1684. To wife Sarah, execx., interest in all estate during widowhood. To sons James, Robert, and Edward, home plantation in natural succession at 21 yrs. of age. To young. son Edward, 100 A. on Broad Ck. at 21 yrs. of age. To grandsons John and William Raineolls, personalty. To 6 child., viz., Margaret, James, Robert, Martha, Edward, and Sarah, residue of personalty equally. Test: Jas. Hollis, Francis Vickars, Thos. Jones. 4. 168.



Wallis, John, Sr., of Ireland, and Monokin River, Somerset Co., 3rd July, 1685; -- -- --To wife Jane, 1/2 of estate (personal). To neph. John Wallis, Jr., William Stevenson, Matthew and James Wallis, residue of estate. Ex. not named. Test: Robt. King, Allan Rosse. 4. 169.



Wheeler, John, Anne Arundel Co., 21st Nov., 1684; 13th Dec., 1684. To son John, ex., home plantation and 100 A., “Timber Neck” on South R., Anne Arundel Co.; also 200 A., “Wheeler's Lot” on Magothy R. To Richard and Matthew, sons of Richard Beard, sd. lands in turn in event of death of son John without issue. To wife Christian, personalty. To John Belt and the Protestant Church of South R., personalty. Test: Henry Hanslap, Richd. Beard, Robt. Wade, Jno. Skinner, Saml. Gray. 4. 170.



Jones, William, Talbot Co., 7th Dec., 1684; 1st Jan., 1684. To dau. Mary, personalty. To son William at 18 yrs. of age, and hrs., “Crumes Chance” at Chester. Wife Sarah, residuary legatee of estate, real and personal; she to have care of child. during minority. To dau. Sarah and hrs., home plantation at death of mother. In event of death of any child or child., survivor or survivors to inherit deceased's portion. Exs.: Wife Sarah, Robt. Kimp, Ralph Fishbourne. Test: Richd. Briges, Nath. Hawke, Geo. Haddaway. 4. 171.



Michel / Mitchell, William, Anne Arundel Co., 6th Feb., 1684; 6th Mch., 1685. To sons William and John and hrs., “Poplar Neck” equally at death of wife (unnamed); sons to be of age at 18 yrs. To son Edward and dau. Eliza: and hrs., 200 A., “Mitchell's Chance.” To 4 child. afsd., all personalty equally. Test: Henry Pierpont, Thos. Bowles. 4. 172.



Birkehead, Abraham, Anne Arundel Co., 7th Jan., 1684; 23rd Nov., 1685. To only son Abraham, part of “Birkehead's Parcel,” bought of testator's brother Christopher Birkehead; 50 A., “Birkehead's Chance;” 300 A., “Quick Sale;” 100 A., “Birkehead's Mill;” 6 1/4 A., “Birkehead's Addition;” 66 A., “Birkehead's Rights;” and 750 A., “Birkehead's Chance” on Lyon's Ck., at 18 yrs. of age. To wife Anne, execx., personalty. To nephs. Nehemiah, Eleazer, and Solomon Birkehead, lands afsd. in event of death of son Abraham without issue. To sister Margaret Smith, John, Eliza:, Mary, and Margaret, her child.; to child (unnamed) of neph. Thomas Rogers, and the Quaker ministry, personalty. Overseers: Nehemiah Birkehead, Richd. Harrison, Richd. Purnell. Test: Robt. Orms, Robt. Wood, Jno. Elsey, Richd. Thornberry, Jno. Thornberry, Jno. Mills. 4. 173.



Graves, William, 2nd Feb., 1685; 5th Mch., 1686. To wife (unnamed), execx., life interest in estate. To dau. Emma, personalty. To son James at age, and hrs., 100 A., unnamed. To son William at age, and hrs., 100 A., unnamed. Neither son to sell his land except to his brother; should either son die without issue, surviving child to inherit deceased's portion. Test: Jno. Dorsett, Chas. Watson, Francis French. 4. 175.



Kent, Henry, Calvert Co., 2nd Apr., 1685; 6th Mch., 1686. To daus. Eliza:, Mary, and 3rd dau. (unnamed) at 16 yrs. of age, personalty. Wife (unnamed), residuary legatee. Exs.: Francis Freeman, Francis Maulding, Geo. Young. Test: Jno. Hance, Robt. Freeland. 4. 176.



Penury, Morgan, Cecil Co., 22nd Oct., 1683; 10th Nov., 1685. Wife (unnamed) execx. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Saml. Witherall, Joane Witherall, Wm. Ellwoods. 4. 177.



Swinsen, Francis, Calvert Co., 2nd Apr., 1685; 3rd Feb., 1685. To brother Robert, Morris and Thomas, sons of Morris Mills, Thomas, son of Thomas Price, and Mary Ball, dau. of Edward Ball, personalty. Capt. Richard Ladd, ex. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal, in Md. Test: Francis Partis, Jno. Brunskell, Jas. Dutchsone, Jno. Gyatt. 4. 177.



Beard, Robert, St. Mary's Co., 18th Mch., 1683; 7th Aug., 1685. To grandsons William and Robert Meakin and hrs., 300 A., 3 tracts, viz., “St. Margaret's Field,” “St. Margaret's Forest,” and “Speedwell,” equally at 21 yrs. of age. In event of death of either without issue, survivor to inherit deceased's portion. To daus. Margaret and Eliza: Meakin and hrs., sd. lands in event of death of grandsons afsd. without issue. To son (unnamed) of brother Christopher, 50 A., “Beard's Choice,” if he come into Md. within 10 yrs., otherwise to revert to grandsons William and Robert afsd. Dau. Margaret and son-in-law William Meakin, exs. and residuary legatees. Test: Richd. Edelen, Jno. Davis, Jno. Blakely. 4. 178.



Price. Thomas, Talbot Co., 21st Jan., 1684; 27th Apr., 1685. To William Bryan and Henry Parrott, personalty. Benjamin Parrott, ex. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Wm. Bryan, Jno. Teat, Henry Parrott. 4. 179.



Forbey / Furby, Thomas, Talbot Co., 8th Jan., 1684; 11th May, 1685. To wife Hanna, execx., life interest in plantation. To dau. Sophia at 17 yrs. of age, and hrs., plantation at death of wife afsd. and 100 A. in New Castle Co. To dau. Eliza: Evens, 1/2 of sd. tract in event of death of dau. Sophia afsd. without issue, and other 1/2 to child. (unnamed) of testator's wife. To daughter-in-law Hanna Baxter and hrs., 100 A. in New Castle Co. To sons-in-law Thomas and Roger Baxter, personalty. Overseers: Col. Philemon Lloyd, Ralph Fishbourne, Jno. Pimberton. Test: Danl. Walker, Peter Sides, Jas. Foster, Amers Foster. 4. 181.



Smith, Thomas, Sr., Calvert Co., 13th Jan., 1684; 2nd Jan., 1685. To wife Alice, execx., home plantation during life. To eld. son Thomas and hrs., all real estate at death of mother, except 60 A., “Highlands.” To 2nd son Nathan and hrs., and young. son Joseph and hrs., lands afsd. should son Thomas die without issue. To son Joseph, 60 A., “Highlands.” To daus. Margaret and Sarah at 18 yrs. of age or marriage, personalty. Test: Jno. Elsey, Jno. Rood, Richd. Saintsbury, Jno. Matten. 4. 182.



Bodkin, James, Charles Co., 23rd Aug., 1683; 12th Dec., 1683. To brother Dominick and hrs., rights of 250 A., “Saturday Work.” To brother Edward and hrs., sd. land should afsd. brother die without hrs.; to pass in turn to young. brother Augustine and hrs., and they dying without issue, to cous. Andrew, son of uncle Dominick Bodkin, and hrs. To sisters Anne, Jane, and Ellinor, father Patrick and mother Anasta, personalty. To cous. James Bodkin, Major William Boarman and Mary his wife, Michael Foster, Thomas Gavan, Francis Pennington, Thomas Massey, Richard Hubbard, Charles Quigley and James Ellis, personalty. Exs.: Clement Hill, Robt. Carville, St. Mary's Co. Test: Patrick Innes, Francis Greene, Thos. Clarke. 4. 184.



Lloyd, Philemon, 27th May, 1682; 16th July, 1685. To son Philemon and hrs., all lands upon the Great Island in Wye R.; to pass to son Edward in event of son Philemon's death without issue. To son James and hrs., 2,000 A. at Juccahow. To dau. Henrietta Maria and hrs., 500 A. To dau. Alice and hrs., 600 A., “Lloyd's Forest.” To dau. Anna and hrs., 350 A., “Rosseth.” To dau. Eliza: and hrs., 400 A., “Elizabeth.” To dau. Mary and hrs., 1,000 A., “Lloyd's Town.” To daughter-in-law Susanna Darnall, lately Bennett, land on Sassafras R., and that in which testator held in right of his wife. To wife Henrietta Maria, execx., life interest in home plantation; to pass to son Edward at her death. Child. to be brought up in the Protestant faith. Overseers: Father-in-law Capt. Jas. Neale, Col. Henry Coursey, Jas. Neale, Jr., Henry Coursey, Jr., Wm. Carpenter, Wm. Tilghman. Test: Jas. Clayland, Wm. Hemsley, Thos. Vaughan, Jas. Downes, Jas. Eustis. By codicil dated 28th May, 1685, testator bequeaths 500 A., part of a tract of 1,000 A. bought of Henry Parker to son James, and 800 A., “Niminee” and “Niminee's Addition,” to daus. Mary and Jane; testator also makes void bequest to Susanna Darnall. 4. 186.



Hargis, William, 19th Nov., 1685; 19th Mch., 1685. To son John Draper and sons Roger and William Hargis, personalty. Wife Anne, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Jno. Draper, Oliver Rochefort, Eliza: Huskalve. 4. 188.



Gibson, Thomas, Charles Co., 7th Sept., 1675, 30th Jan., 1685. To son Thomas and hrs., 300 A., “Northwick,” Balto. Co. To dau. Eliza: and hrs., all land in Charles Co. at marriage. To Katharine Hogan, personalty. Exs.: Geo. Newman, Jno. Gooch. Test: Hugh Gardiner, Mary Gardiner, Lidia Mannoth. 4. 189.



Syllovant, Patrick, Kent Co., 12th Mch., 1679; 5th Sept., 1685. To wife Frances, execx., dower rights and estate, real and personal, during minority of son Daniel. To son Daniel, all lands at 18 yrs. of age. To daus. Frances and Jane, personalty. Test: Jno. Borden, Francis Barnes, Hans Hanson. 4. 191.



Jones, Thomas, Kent Co., 24th July, 1685; 23rd Feb., 1685. Wife Sarah, execx. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal, during life. To dau. Sarah and hrs., estate at death of mother. Test: Henry Hosier, Jno. Trenes, Jno. Wiette. 4. 196.



Parratt, Henry, Talbot Co., 24th June, 1685; 22nd Oct., 1685. To son Henry and hrs., 1/2 of plantation and part of “Parker's Neck;” also a town lot. To son Isaac and hrs., part of “Parker's Neck” and 100 A., “White Oak Swamp.” To daus. Mary, Eliza:, and Katharine and hrs., land bequeathed Henry should he die under age of 21 yrs. or without issue. In event of any dau. dying without issue, son Isaac and surviving daus. to inherit deceased's portion. Testator requests that son Henry shall be under care of his grandfather, Henry Woolchurch, and his aunt Sarah, and is to be brought up in the Quaker belief. Exs.: Wife Mary, brother Benjamin Parratt, cous. Jacob Abrahams, Emanuel Jenkinson. Test: Jas. Morris, Wm. Denison, Francis Collins, Benj. Forbey. 4. 199.



White, John, Pocomoke, Somerset Co., 1st June, 1685; 3rd Oct., 1685. To eld. son William and hrs., 800 A., part of “Buckingham and 500 A., part of “Partner's Choice.” To 2nd son Stevens and hrs., “Coldicott” at decease of wife Sarah. [Page 166] To 3rd son John, eld. dau. Eliza:, young. dau. Sarah, and their hrs., 700 A., residue of “Buckingham” and 650 A., “Unity;” should any die without issue, survivor or survivors to inherit deceased's portion. To daus. Tabitha and Priscilla, twins, 700 A., “Newport Pannell.” To William Trial and cous. William Stevens Howard, personalty. To wife Sarah, execx., residue of afsd. land, “Partner's Choice,” and 1/3 of residue of estate, real and personal. Test: Eliza: Stevens, Robt. Paine, Henry Ayres, Jno. Vigerous, Edmund Harwood. 4. 200.





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