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

Pages 194-207

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.




Carre, Nicholas, Calvert Co., 15th Nov., 1676; 28th July, 1677. To Anne Paschall, personalty. To wife Sarah, execx., 100 A., “The Expectation,” in trust for son Thomas and hrs. Sd. son to be of age at 21 yrs. Test: Jas. Cobb, Graver de Roys. 5. 266.



Holmes, Nicholas, Talbot Co., 4th Feb., 1675; 30th Oct., 1676. To 3 sons Richard, Nicholas, and Edward, and hrs., 300 A. (unnamed) equally; any dying without issue, deceased's portion to pass to survivor or survivors. To eld. dau. Mary and young. dau. (unnamed), personalty. Exs.: Jno. Dickenson, Wm. Stephens, Jr., Saml. Abbott. Test: Thos. Flowers, Thos. Wallis. 5. 270.



Earle, Thomas, Talbot Co., 20th Mch., 1675; 2nd July, 1677. To sons Thomas and John and hrs., 450 A., “Middle Neck,” when of age. Ex. not named. Test: Jno. Hartley, Geo. Watts. 5. 273.



Paget, Thomas, Calvert Co., 5th Mch., 1677; 16th July, 1677. To wife (unnamed), execx., and son Thomas and hrs., 160 A. (unnamed). To sons William and Henry, residue of lands equally. Sons to be of age at 16 yrs. To 3 daus. (unnamed), personalty at marriage. Overseers: Capt. John Cobreath, Capt. Bourne, Francis Billingsley, Jno. Hunt. Test: Robt. Brasseur, Wm. Wallace. 5. 275.



Slater, John, Talbot Co., 12th May, 1677; 22nd Aug., 1677. George Crowley, ex. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Philip Steevenson, Jno. Oliver. 5. 277.



Hawkins, Thomas, Kent Co., 14th Dec., 1676; 4th July, 1677. To brother John, personalty. To wife Hanna, eld. dau. Eliza: and hrs., and unborn child and hrs., residue of estate, real and personal, equally. Overseers: Vincent Lowe, Wm. Jones, Richd. Gould. Test: Thos. Brighes, Geo. Hadaway. 5. 280.



Midgely, Richard, Charles Co., 18th Nov., 1676; 22nd Dec., 1676. To brother-in-law Thomas Lewgar, personalty. To wife Eliza: and hrs., absolutely, 1/2 estate. To John Hanson and hrs., residue of estate. Ex. not named. Test: Edward Maddock, Lewis Jones. 5. 281.



Herenden, Joseph, Cecil Co., 21st Dec., 1676; 12th June, 1677. To Peter Le Croe and wife, Thomas Belshey and Anne de Grote, personalty. Richard Nash, ex. and residuary legatee. Test: Edward Jones, Jno. Wheeler. 5. 282.



Norman, George, Anne Arundel Co., 13th Jan., 1675; 28th Aug., 1677. To son George, all land at 21 yrs. of age. To child. (unnamed), residue of estate equally. Wife (unnamed), execx. Test: Wm. Hopkinson, Thos. Roles, Jeremiah Berry. 5. 284.



Lurke, Lurkey, Nicholas, Talbot Co., 14th Mch., 1675-6; 2nd Oct., 1676. To eld. son Thomas, plantation on Harrises Ck. To sons John and Nicholas equally, 50 A., “Potter's Lot;” 50 A., “Potter's Delight;” and 50 A., “Crabbing Neck.” Child. to be of age at 21 yrs. To wife Mary and sd. child., residue of estate equally. Ex. not named. Test: Thos. Mountford, Margaret Whilles. 5. 285.



Corker, Thomas, Charles Co., 17th Nov., 1676; 12th May, 1677. To Penelope Rigge, Thomas Rigge, George Langham, Benjamin Roger, William Chandler, Richard Chandler, Clement Theobald and John Theobald, personalty. Wife Eliza: execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Thos. Coates, Thos. Darcy. 5. 286.



Cage, John, Charles Co., 12th Feb., 1676; 9th July, 1676. To wife Susanna, execx., plantation, 300 A., on Wiccomica R. To son John and hrs., sd. plantation at death of wife afsd. To younger son William and hrs., plantation afsd. should son John die without issue. To dau. Margery Rowland, dau. Anna at 16 yrs. of age and unborn child, to 2 child. (unnamed) of dau. -- Voyders, personalty. Test: Jno. Fanning, Hennery Rennalds. 5. 289.



Duncombe, Thomas, Talbot Co., 23rd Nov., 1676; 14th Apr., 1677. To sister-in-law Eliza: Row, personalty. Mother Mary Row, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Fra. Bridge, Jno. Haywood, Wm. Coombes. 5. 291.



Wright, Arthur, Kent Island, 23rd Aug., 1676; 9th Oct., 1676. To 3 sisters in England, viz: Alice, Anna and Barbary, personalty. Wife Katharine, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: M. Miller, Thos. Wright. 5. 292.



Bennett, Disborough, Kent Co., 26th Apr., 1676; 9th July, 1677. To Thomas Harris, Susanna Hartley and William Richards, personalty. To 4 child. of testator's wife, viz: Mary, Tobias, Sarah and John Wells, residue of personalty. To wife Mary, execx., and hrs., 100 A., “Forest Lodge,” and 150 A., “Bennett's Addition,” in Coursey's Ck. at Chester R. Test: Jno. Lewis, Valentine Southerin. 5. 294.



Whetstone, Stephen, Kent Co., 23rd Nov., 1675; 21st Nov., 1676. To wife Mary, execx., entire estate during minority of only son Stephen; he dying without hrs., estate to revert to sd. Mary and hrs. Test: Richd. Lowder, Bennett Stares, Robert Powell. 5. 296.



Barbery, Thomas, Calvert Co., 22nd Apr., 1677; 15th Oct., 1677. To Sarah, dau. of Griffin George, of Hunting Ck.; Eliza: and George Deakes, William Briant and William Briant, Jr., personalty. Wife Sarah, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Henry Rigge, Saml. Ramzey. 5. 298.



Tyson, William, Kent Co., 6th Mch., 1677; 4th Aug., 1677. John White, of Cecil Co., ex. and sole legatee. Test: Richd. Lowder, Edward Chicken. 5. 300.



Skydmore, Edward, Cecil Co., 28th July, 1675; 7th Aug., 1677. To wife Alice, execx., personalty. To Eliza: Keely, and Thomas Francis of Anne Arundel Co., personalty. To 2 eld. sons, Edward and Michael, and hrs., land (unnamed) in Cecil Co. equally. Either dying without issue, survivor to inherit deceased's portion. To son Samuel and dau. Eliza:, and hrs., plantation in Anne Arundel Co. Either dying without issue, survivor to inherit deceased's portion. Sons to be of age at 21 yrs.; dau. at 16 yrs. Test: Ebenezer Blackiston, Richd. Lowder. 5. 301.



Clements, Nicholas, (nunc.), 28th Oct., 1677; 12th Nov., 1677. John Halfehead, admr. and sole legatee. Test: Jos. Edloe, Jasper Howlley. 5. 306.



Jones, John, St. Mary's Co., 5th Oct., 1677; 6th Nov., 1677. Kenelme Chezeldyne, ex. and hrs., entire estate, real and personal. Test: Jno. Turlinge, Jno. Lewellin. 5. 308.



Jones, James, Somerset Co., 27th Oct., 1673; 13th Nov., 1677. To wife Sarah, execx., and hrs., 1/2 of 2 tracts, viz., “Poplar Ridge” and “Jones' Adventure;” also plantation “Riceland” on Wicomico R., Somerset Co., during life. To Cous. Andrew Jones and hrs., afsd. “Riceland” at death of wife; also “Taylor Hill” and “Suncken Ground.” Overseers: Geo. Johnson, Chas. Hutson. Test: Edm. Beauchamp, Geo. Johnson. 5. 310.



Roper, Thomas, Anne Arundel Co., 19th Sept., 1677; 26th Oct., 1677. To wife Mary, execx., 1/2 plantation during life. To dau. Mary and hrs., 300 A., “Roper's Increase” in Baltimore Co., and 1/2 plantation at majority. Wife or dau. afsd. dying without issue, deceased's portion to revert to survivor. Overseers: Dr. Wm. Jones, Wm. Mitchell. Test: Wm. Bowman, Thos. Jeffe, Hugh Portingalc. 5. 313.



Sherridine, Thomas, Calvert Co., 2nd Apr., 1676; 19th Oct., 1677. To wife Eliza:, home plantation and all personalty during life. To dau. Eliza:, plantation and personalty afsd. at death of wife. To pass to son Thomas at death of dau. Eliza:. To sons Thomas and John and wife Eliza:, 137 A. (unnamed); equally. To young. sons Richard and Jeremiah, wife's portion of afsd. 137 A. at death of sd. wife. Test: Gil: Bornford, Geo. Powell. 5. 315.



Sewell, John, Calvert Co., 20th Feb., 1675; 23rd Oct., 1677. To wife Ellinor, execx., entire estate during life, including 150 A. (unnamed). 3 sons, viz., eld. son John, 2nd son James, and 3rd son Ignatius, estate equally at death of wife afsd. Test: Edward Pack, Anne Arrundell. 5. 316.



Towell, David, Charles Co., 10th July, 1677; 22nd Nov., 1677. Thomas Allcox and Edward Ruckwood, exs. and sole legatees of estate, real and personal. Test: Thos. Allanson, Richd. Ruckards, Jno. Betty. 5. 319.



Roberts, Edward, Chas Co., 15th Jan., 1676; 22nd Nov., 1677. To Thomas Allanson, ex., entire estate, real and personal, for his child., Charles and Eliza:, including property in England, belonging to testator by death of uncle, John Reade, son of grandfather, George Reade. Test: Wm. Boyden, Jno. Beatty, Martha Browne. 5. 321.



Sewell, Thomas, Dorchester Co., 14th Oct., 1677; 21st Jan., 1677. Henry Bradley, ex. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Mary Drake, Jno. Yate. 5. 322.



Crosse, William, Patuxent River, Calvert Co., 5th June, 1676; 29th Dec., 1677. To son William, part of 100 A. on Indian Ck. To son-in-law Thomas Wilson provisionally, residue of sd. land on Indian Ck. when of age. To daus. Eliza:, Mary, and Esther, personalty. Wife Eliza:, execx. and residuary legatee of estate during life. Test: Richd. Caffy, Jno. Bigger. 5. 325.



Daniell, Constantine, of Point Looke-out, St. Mary's Co., 5th Jan., 1677; 13th Feb., 1677. To Timothy Trassy and James Cullen, personalty. Wife Love, execx. and residuary legatee. Test: Robt. Masson, Jacob Loockerin. 5. 326.



Trulock, Henry, Calvert Co., 28th Apr., 1677; 9th Feb., 1677. To wife Constant, proceeds from sale of home plantation. To dau. Anne and hrs., 400 A., “Forest of Delight,” on Still Pond Ck., Cecil Co. To son Joseph and hrs., 400 A. at hd. of Elk R. Ex. Brother James Rumzey. Test: Lewis Jones, Anne Rumzey. 5. 328.



Hambleton, William, St. Michael's River, Talbot Co., 6th Mch., 1675; 10th Oct., 1677. To son John and hrs., 200 A., part of “Price Hill,” on Chester R., and 1/2 home plantation, by 2 patents, “Martinton” and “Willington.” To son Edward and hrs., 300 A., part of sd. “Price Hill.” To son Samuel and hrs., 300 A., being residue of sd. “Price Hill.” To son Philemon and hrs., 300 A., part of “Hambleton's Hermitage.” To dau. Mary and hrs., 100 A., part of “Hambleton's Hermitage.” To dau. Frances and hrs., 100 A., being residue of “Hambleton's Hermitage.” To son William and hrs., residue of home plantation, described above (see John). Sons to be of age at 18 yrs.; daus. at 16 yrs. To Wife Sarah, execx., use of plantation during life. Overseers: Capt. Philemon Lloyd, Vincent Lowe. Test: A. Skinner, Jno. Davies, Jno. Newman. 5. 331.



Oliver, James, Talbot Co., 15th Oct., 1676; 9th Nov., 1677. To wife Mary, execx., all land during life. To unborn child, if male, sd. land at death of wife afsd. To dau. Alice, land afsd., if unborn child be female, and in natural sucession to other daus., Alice afsd. dying without issue. To daus. Mary and Sarah, personalty. Overseers: Vincent Lowe, Hugh Sherwood. Test: Timothy Freeman, Mary Sherwood. 5. 333.



Campher, Thomas, Talbot Co., 13th Dec., 1674; 25th Sept., 1676. To wife Anne, execx., 200 A., “Campher's Neck” and “Fairlee,” on Great Choptank R., during life. To 2 eld. sons (unnamed), sd. land equally at death of wife afsd. To 2 young. sons William and John, 200 A., “Dover,” on n. side Choptank R., equally. James Morphey, overseer and guardian of son William. Test: Wm. Gaskell, Geo. Barber. 5. 335.



Godin, Godwin, William, Talbot Co., 25th Aug., 1677; 14th Feb., 1677. To wife Anne, execx., dower rights estate during minority of child. (unnamed). To son (unnamed), all land. To child. (unnamed) residue of estate at 18 yrs. of age. Test: Thos. Spaight, Emanuel Jenkinson, Jno. Wheeller. 5. 337.



Woolerton, Robert, Talbot Co., 22nd Mch., 1675-6; 21st Oct., 1677. To Eliza: Hacker, personalty. Nathaniel Teagle, ex. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Francis Neale, Richd. Willons. 5. 339.



Reade, Thomas, Talbot Co., -- -- 1665; 26th Dec., 1677. To child (unnamed) of William Southbe, personalty. To sister Sarah, land (unnamed). Exs.: Jno. Ashman and sd. sister Sarah. Test: Wm. Mountague. 5. 340.



Warde, Mathew, Talbot Co., 24th Sept., 1677; 27th Oct., 1677. Wife Mary, execx. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal, absolutely. Test: Jno. Bell, Jno. Swayne. 5. 340.



Lindsey, Eliza:, Charles Co., -- --, 1676; 2d Mch., 1677-8. To father-in-law Kenelme Mackloghlin and the Roman Catholic Church, personalty. Brother James, residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Should sd. brother die under age or without issue, estate to pass to afsd. Mackloghlin. Ex. not named. Test: Rich. Rice, Jno. Helmes. 5. 342.



Waughop, John, Piney Point, St. Mary's Co., -- --, 1677; 18th Mch., 1677-8. To wife Anne, execx., 1/2 plantation, “Piney Point” at St. Mary's Co. To son Thomas and hrs., residue plantation at 18 yrs. of age. To dau. Rebecca and hrs., 800 A., “Piney Point” in Pocomoke, Somerset Co.; to be of age at 15 yrs. To grandson Thomas Hatton and to the child. (unnamed) of Henry Hyde, dec'd, and hrs., sd. real estate should child. afsd. of testator die without issue. To Ame Mountford, personalty. Overseers: Robt. Grahame, Henry Williams. Test: Jo: Watson, Jno. Wynne, Wm. Brewerton. 5. 343.



Ainsworth, George, St. Mary's Co., 9th May, 1677; 20th Mch., 1677-8. Wife Susanna, execx., and sole legatee of estate, real and personal, absolutely. Test: Frances Miles, Robt. Ellys. 5. 346.



Therrell, Thurrold, Margaret, Back River, Baltimore Co., 6th Mch., 1676; 19th Feb., 1677. To grandson John Leakins, Jr., and hrs., plantation, 100 A., on Back R. at 21 yrs. of age. To young. dau. Sarah Hawkins, sd. plantation in event of death of grandson afsd. without issue. To son-in-law John Leakins and son-in-law Robert Benjar, use of certain lands during minority of young. dau. Sarah Hawkins. 2 young. daus. Eliza: and Sarah Hawkins, residuary legatees, at 16 yrs. of age. Ex.: Son-in-law Robert Benjar, afsd. Overseers: John Leakins, afsd., and Jno. Barret. Test: Jno. Barret, Dennis Garretson. 5. 347.



Woolcot, John, Kent Co., 13th Mch., 1669; 18th Dec., --. Wife Sarah, execx. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal, absolutely. Overseers: Thos. Tailor of Kent, Peter Sharpe of “The Clifts,” Wm. Berry of Patuxent. Test: Frances Neale, Jno. Beven, Jno. Barret. 5. 349.



Webb, Richard, Talbot Co., -- -- --; 17th Dec., 1677. To wife (unnamed) entire estate during widowhhood, including plantation at Tuckahoe and 300 A., “Redford.” To sons Richard and John and hrs., sd. plantation and lands at death or marriage of wife afsd. To dau. Mary and hrs., personalty and sd. plantation in event of sons afsd., dying without issue. Child. to be of age at 16 yrs. Exs.: Wm. Southbee, Thos. Taylor. Test: Jno. Wootters, Wm. Hill. By codicil testator provides if unborn child be son, he to share equally with other 2 sons above named; if daughter, to be maintained by estate. 5. 350.



*Savage, Edward, Dorchester Co., 2nd Mch., 1677; 3rd Apr., 1678. Daniel Clarke, ex. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Jasper Howly, Robt. Ellys. 9. 1.



Hudson, Jeffery, St. Mary's Co., 18th Feb., 1677; 8th Apr., 1678. To John Heard and hrs., entire estate. Ex. not named. Test: Nich. Geulick. 9. 2.



Huddell, William, -- -- --; 19th July, 1677. To John Willis, personalty. To wife Martha, execx. and hrs., residue of estate, real and personal. Test: J. Desjardines, Jno. Plommer. 9. 3.



Melen, John, 23rd Dec., 1676; 13th Apr., 1676. To Sarah Cole, personalty. John Wilmoth, residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Ex. not named. Test: Wm. Dimet, Wm. Gine. 9. 4.



Andrews, Christopher, Kent Co., 3rd Sept., 1677; 14th Dec., 1677. To wife (unnamed), estate in trust during minority of 2 child. (unnamed). To daughter-in-law Eliza: Stanley, personalty. Son William Stanley to be of age at 15 yrs. Test: Robt. Parke, Bennett Staves. 9. 5.



Watts, William, St. Mary's Co., 8th Mch., 1677-8; 19th Apr., 1678. To 3 child., viz., eld. son Charles (8 yrs. of age), 2nd son William (6 yrs. of age), and 3rd son Edmond (4 yrs. of age), entire estate equally. Ex., Capt. Gerrard Slye. Test: Corine Makenzie, Abraham Price. 9. 6.



Gill, John, son of Thomas Gill, Hartford, Kent Co., England, 24th Apr., 1678; 29th Apr., 1678. To uncle Nathaniel Usher of Blackburn St., London, personalty. Brother George of Hartford Town, England, ex. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Wm. Stone, Wm. Cornwallys. 9. 9.



Grammar, John, Calvert Co., 20th Mch., 1678; 2nd May, 1678. To wife Eliza:, execx, and hrs., entire estate, real and personal. Test: Jno. Henning, Henry Hollis. 9. 12.



Ricks, John, Anne Arundel Co., 22nd Nov., 1677; 8th May, 1678. To mother Eliza: Ricks of Suffolks, England, personalty. Wife Mary, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Francis Stocket, Nich. Drake, Jas. Ofond. 9. 14.



Turner, Robert, Tred Avon, Talbot Co., 6th Aug., 1677; 10th May, 1678. Execx., Sarah Illingsworth. To Thomas, son of sd. execx., at 16 yrs. of age, 1/2 estate, real and personal, in the province and in England. To daus. Ellinor and Trephina, daus. of sd. execx., residue of estate, real and personal. Test: Roger Nettleshipp, Wm. Kirkam. 9. 15.



Wade, Zachary, Charles Co.5th Mch., 1677; 25th May, 1677. To eld. son Richard and hrs., 550 A., “Limme” and “Limmis Enlargement;” 400 A., “Wadeson” and “Wadeson's Enlargement,” and 1/2 of 1, 060 A., “Locust Thicket,” being land bought by testator and brother, Randolph Hinson, from Thomas Brookes; also land at hd. of Piscataway Ck. To son Robert and hrs., 600 A., part of “Market Overton;” 500 A., “Forest Green;” 350 A., “Stony Harbor,” on Piscataway Ck.; and 200 A., “Friendship.” To dau. Theodosia, land on eastern branch of Piscataway, taken up by testator and brother, Luke Gardner; also remainder of “Market Overton” afsd. To Mary Hinson, personalty. To 3 child. afsd., residue of estate; should any die without issue, survivor or survivors to inherit deceased's portion. In event of death of all child. without issue, estate to be divided among brother-in-law Randolph Hinson's sons (unnamed) and William Hatton's son (unnamed). Exs.: Brother Ran. Hinson, Wm. Hatton. Test: Abraham Sapcoate, Jno. Guyott, Richd. Hodgson. 9. 16.

Editors: Zachary Wade married Mary Hatton, daughter of Richard and Margaret, and niece of Thomas Hatton, Secretary of the Province. Her sister Elizabeth, married (1) Luke Gardiner and (2) Clement Hill, Sr.; her sister, Barbara married (1) James Johnson and (2) Randall or Randolph Hanson or Hinson; and her sister, Elinor married (1) Thomas Brooke and (2) Henry Darnell. (See Combs &c. of St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1656-1699)



Caselton, Robert, Charles Co., 6th Jan., 1674; 21st May, 1678. To wife Mary, execx., plantation “Naping” during life. To son Robert and hrs., 150 A., “Yorke.” To son John and hrs., plantation at death of sd. wife and “Yorke". afsd. in event of death of son Robert without issue. To dau. Mary and hrs., sd. properties should sons afsd. die without issue. Mary Herman, guardian of child. during minority. Test: Thos. Jenkins, Geo. Langham. 9. 23.



Cuffing, David, Dorchester Co., 16th July, 1677; 14th May, 1678. Wife Anne, execx. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Char. Hutchins, Thos. Daniells. 9. 25.



Price, William, Talbot Co., 22d Feb., 1675; 21st Oct., 1677. To wife Mary, 1/2 estate, real and personal. To dau. Anne, residue of estate. William Hemsley and James Clayland guardians of sd. dau. during minority. To son-in-law Robert Hacken and hrs., sd. dau's portion, should she die under age or without isue. Ex. not named. Test: Hugh Paxston, Jno. Tellison. 9. 27.



Rice, Nicholas, Somerset Co., 5th Jan., 1670; 15th Mch., 1677. To Eliza:, dau. of Robert Hardy, 3 child. (unnamed) of Philip Asends, and Mary Bishop, personalty. Richard Corkett and John Evens, exs. and residuary legatees of estate, real and personal. Test: Thos. Daniell, Thos. Wilson. 9. 28.



Finch, Francis, Kent Co., 15th Aug., 1677; 6th Nov., 1677. To son Samuel and hrs., real estate and 2/5 of personalty. To daus. Joyce, Mary, and Sarah, and hrs., residue of personalty, equally. Wife Mary, execx. Henry Hosier, Cor. Commageyes, trustees of estate during minority of child. Test: Thos. Warren, Jno. Trew, Wm. Triev. 9. 31.



Fillingham, Richard, Kent Co., 1st July, 1676; 8th Nov., 1677. Son Richard, and hrs., entire estate, real and personal. To Samuel Tovey of Bristol, and hrs., sd. estate should son afsd. die under age or without issue. Ex. Saml. Tovey. Overseers: Thos. Boone, Jno. Wedge. Test: Jno. Wright, Wm. Meede. 9. 35.



Beard, John, Talbot Co., 25th Feb., 1676; 4th June, 1676. To wife Eliza:, estate during life. To Thomas Vaughan and hrs., sd. estate at death of wife afsd. To Susanna Vaughan, sd. estate in event of death of afsd. Thomas without hrs. Ex.: Wife afsd. and Thos. Naughan, Sr. Test: Jan Johnson, Jno. Cloopman. 9. 39.



Harniss, William, South River, Anne Arundel Co., 22d Mch., 1675; 13th Aug., 1678. To wife Susanna, execx., home plantation during life. To son Isaac and hrs., 250 A. in Cecil Co. on which he lives. To son Jacob and hrs., home plantation at death of wife afsd. To dau. Eliza:, afsd. lands should sons die without issue. Test: Nath. Heathcote, Jno. Welsh. 9. 42.



Rochford, Michael, St. Mary's Co., 13th Aug., 1678; 30th Aug., 1678. To wife Margaret, execx., and possible unborn child, personalty. To mother Helena Rochford, brother Patrick Christian, and sister Katharine Rochford, of Limerick, Ireland, certain personalty provided no child be born to testator. Test: Abraham Rhoades, Henry Carew, Francis Rhoades. 9. 46.



Gosfreight, Charles, Calvert Co., 3d Sept., 1678; 5th Oct., 1678. Father George Gosfreight, sole legatee of estate, real and personal. in Md. and Virginia. Exs.: Richd. Mashan, Geo. Lyngham. Test: Thos. Gantt, Wm. Bolter. 9. 51.



King, Thomas, Charles Co., 17th Jan., 1677; 15th Aug., 1678. To wife Joanna, execx., dower rights, To unborn child at 21 yrs. of age, personalty. To wife's eld. dau. Eliza: Jones and son Philip Jones, personalty. To Mary Rider and Susanna Fogg, daus. of dec'd sister, Susanna Fogg, wife or David Fogg, and hrs., 75 A. (unnamed) at 16 yrs. of age; sd. land to pass to their cous., Eliza: Johnes, should Mary and Eliza: afsd. die without issue. To George Newman, Sr., and John Weler, personalty. Test: Jno. Douglas, Richd. Edelen. 9. 54.



Jordayne, John, 15th Aug., 1678; 24th Oct., 1678. To priests of Roman Catholic Church, personalty. To wife Eliza:, execx. and hrs., residue of estate, real and personal. Test: Nich. Geulick, Eliza: Hill. 9. 57.



Utie, George, Baltimore Co., 11th Sept., 1674; 24th Oct., 1678. To wife Susanna, estate, real and personal, during minority of child. To son George, plantation “Rumney.” To 2 daus., Mary Ann and Bethija and hrs., residue of estate equally. In event of death of any child or child., survivor or survivors to inherit deceased's portion. Child. to be brought up Protestants. Overseer: Brother Nath. Utie. Test: Geo. Wells, Edward Allely. 9. 60.



Hall, Walter, Cross Manor, St. Mary's Co., 22nd Nov., 1678; 5th Dec., 1678. Certain lands, 1, 200 A., lying east of the Meadow Swamp, to be sold, and proceeds to be vested in the ex. To the church at St. Mary's and other Catholic institutions; to William Tuberville, son-in-law Henry Fox and Thomas Jones, personalty. Wife Margaret, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: G. Van Sweringen, J. Lockerman, Edward Ward. 9. 64.



Barnes, Stephen, Somerset Co., 1st Aug., 1675; 22nd Dec., 1678. To daughter-in-law Mary Sewell and son-in-law Thomas Sewell, personalty. Wife Jane, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal; sd. estate to revert to afsd. Thomas and Mary. Test: Edm. Beauchamp, Robt. Catlin, Jr., Robt. Hall. 9. 67.



Pennington, James, Calvert Co., 8th Oct., 1678; 1st Nov., 1678. To Martha Travers, of London, England, and Rebecca Lantham, personalty. To wife Sarah, 1/2 residue of estate. To sons James and Isaac, residue of estate equally. Exs.: Thos. Claggett, Jno. Halloway. Test: Saml. Bourne, Francis Swinson, Wm. Hill. 9. 69.



Whyte, John, Kent Co., 16th Dec., 1677; 12th Sept., 1678. To John Harris, personalty. Hanna Johnson, widow, execx. and residuary legatee of estate. Test: Jno. Hunter. 9. 71.



Debanke, Samuel, Anne Arundel Co., 6th Nov., 1678; 11th Apr., 1679. Kinsman Nathaniel Heathcote, ex. and sole legatee. Test: Edward Parrish, Henry Exon. 9. 72.



Browne, Gerard, Gerrit, Charles Co., 11th July, 1676; 3rd Jan., 1677. To wife Martha, execx., plantation during life. To son John, 100 A. in “Cristen Tempellman.” [Christian Temple Manor?] To dau. Jane, personalty. To dau. Mary and hrs., 150 A., “Merchant Tailor's Hall.” In event of death of any child or child. under age or without issue, survivor or survivors to inherit deceased's portion. Test: Thos. Allanson, Edward Robert. 9. 73.



Chillman, Richard, (Innholder), St. Mary's Co., 5th Nov., 1678; 14th Nov., 1678. Cous. Thomas Loeker, sole legatee of estate at 21 yrs. of age. Overseers: Jno. Garnish and brother Thomas Griffin. Test: Henry Carew, Garrit Van Sweringen, Arthur Thompson. 9. 74.





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