The Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume I
Wills from 1635 (Earliest
Probated) to 1685
Originally Compiled by Jane Baldwin (1904)
Edited and Annotated by
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.
Editors: The following two wills were published on the last page (219) of Volume I, immediately following the last will in Book 10 (not yet published here). The location of the registered copies of these wills is as noted below by the original compiler.
Lloyd, John, St. Mary's Co., 27th July, 1658; -- -- --. To Thomas Eare, Capt. John Price, and Robert Jeanes, personalty. Wife Margaret, execx. and residuary legatee, of estate, real and personal. In event of death of sd. Margaret, intestate, all afsd. estate to Philip Calvert and Thomas Eare in trust for the English College of Secular Priests at Doway, Flanders, except a gift of personalty to sister-in-law, Margery Molins. Test: Geo. Briton, Will, Harper, Wm. Bretton. P. C., No. 1, 1, St. Mary's Co., Records.
The following will is taken from Liber S., folio 219, at Md. Historical Society, Baltimore, Md.:
Fenwick, Cuthbert, St. Mary's Co. 6th Mch., 1654; -- -- --. To wife Jane, land west of Deep Branch at St. Cuthbert's Neck absolutely, and plantation during life; she to have charge of child., during their minority. To child., viz., Cuthbert, Ignatius, Robert, Richard, and John residue of land equally, save Cuthbert who is bequeathed 100 A. more than any of the others. His plantation to be on St. Cuthbert's, and he to be the Lord of the manor. To Teresa, personalty. To Mr. Starkey, Mr. Fitzherbert, and brother Eltonhead, personalty. Ex. not given. Test: Francis Anketill, Eliza: Gerrard.
Editors: Cuthbert Fenwick was transported to Maryland from Virginia as a servant of Thos. Cornwallys, Esq. in 1633 [sic] (Patents AB&H:94,244, Skordas). According to AB & H:244, Thomas' Cornwaleys [sic], Esq. came to Maryland on the ship Ark in 1634 with his partner Mr. John Saunders, who died during the voyage , and 12 servants (ibid.). (See also the The Ark and the Dove). Cuthbert was later a member of the Maryland legislature. Jane was his second wife (see her will, Calendar, Vol. I, pp. 14-27), and the name of his first wife is not known. He apparently married Jane after 1648, she having immigrated to Maryland in 1649 (Patents Q:115, ibid.) According to "The Corbin Family," published in Genealogies of Virginia Families (22:322), Jane was the daughter of Richard Eltonhead of Eltonhead, who appears in the 1663-4 Visitation of Lancashire, England, thus sister of William Eltonhead, a member of the Maryland Council. Other siblings named were her sister, Eleanor, who married first Capt. William Brocas, and second, Col. John Carter, both men members of the Virginia Council; her sister Agatha, who married first Ralph Wormelely of Rosegill, Middlesex; and second Sir Henry Chichley, Governor of Virginia; her sister, Martha, who married Edwin Conway of Lancaster County, Virginia (formerly of Worcestershire); and her sister, Alice, who married first Roland Burnham, then Henry Corbin and third, Henry Creyke.
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