Innes, William,St. Mary's Co.,4th Jan., 1725;
3rd July, 1726.
To son John and hrs., 50 A. Georges Content, in W. St.
Maries Manner; residue of estate to children (unnamed).
Wife Elizabeth, extx., to have care of son George and his estate,
real and personal, until age of 21; rest of children to her care
until age of 16 or marriage.
Overseers: George Clark and Wm. Cannady, to see that son George
be educated according to his estate; also daus.
Test: John Daffan, Faith Daffan, William Blackett. 18, 525.
Jackson, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,10th July, 1687;
16th July, 1687.
To son George and hrs., 100 A., Doxey's Plantation,
St. Mary's Co.
To dau. Ann and hrs., 100 A., Rythine, and 200 A., Underwood's
To son Thomas and hrs., personalty.
To dau. Margaret and hrs., 100 A., Asquith's Folly.
To dau. Martha and hrs., 500 A., Pleasant Spring, in
Talbot Co.; and 500 A., Clarke's Forest, in Baltimore
To wife Margaret, extx., personal property.
In event of sd. wife not coming into the country to prove will,
the executorship to be assumed by Anthony Underwood.
Test: Patrick Connelly, Eliza: Baker, Eliza: Beale. 4. 255.
James, Abell,St. Mary's Co.,24th Mch., 1674-5;
13th Apr., 1675.
To Chas. Mills, personalty.
To wife Diana and son Charles, residue of estate, real and personal.
Ex. not named.
Test: Wm. Kennedy, Jno. Powell. 2. 51.
James, Owen,St. Mary's Co.,18th Sept., 1659; 29th Sept., 1659.
Lawson, son of John Lawson, Rebecca Frizzell, dau. of Alexander
Humphry Beech, Harbert Homan, Rev. Wilkinson, and goddau. Dorothy
dau. of Robert Cager, goddau. Ellen King, personalty. Kinsman Col.
Price, ex. and residuary legatee. Test: Alex. Frissell, Sarah Frissell,
Richard Lloyd. 1. 110.
Jameson, Anne, Chapticoe Forest,St. Mary's Co.,3rd Feb., 1724;
1st Mch., 1724.
To Margaret and Susannah (daus. of bro. William, ex.), ,
wife of bro. William, Anne Bucknom, Elizabeth Simms, Elizabeth Donell,
Thomas Chamberlain, Henry Jameson, Charles Matinglee, Giles Leill,
Robert Whitely and bro. Thomas, personalty.
To Mr. Lench, of St. George's, residue of money in hands of bro.
To 2 sisters-in-law (unnamed), residue of chattels.
Test: Samll. Williamson, William Daniell, Mary Thimble. 18, 362.
Jameson, Mary,St. Mary's Co.,12th Feb., 1741-2;
2nd June, 1742.
To son Thomas Barber and hrs., land testator bought from Benj. Sally.
To grandson Bennett Taylor, personalty.
To sons Thomas and John Barber, exs., residue of estate with the
exception of 6s. to rest of child. .
Test: Edward Aloylius Doyne, Thomas Milton, Thomas Price. 22. 506.
Jarboe, Henry,St. Mary's Co.,18th Mch., 1708;
18th Apr., 1709.
To eld. son Henry, dwelling plantation, 100 A., .
To son Peter, 100 A., , where Thos. Lowe, shoemaker,
To son Charles and hrs., 100 A., .
To son Ignatius and hrs., 100 A., .
To dau. Mary and hrs., 50 A., .
To dau. Monika and hrs., 50 A., .
To all child. afsd., personalty. Should daus. die without issue,
their estate to revert to Charles and Ignatius.
Trustees during minority of child.: brother Peter Joy, John Niles,
James Gough and Eliza: Davis.
Test: John Ryley, Dan'll Langhorne, Edward Howell, Mary Langhorne.
Part 212. 63.
Jarboe, John, Lt.-Col., (nunc.),St. Mary's Co.,4th Mch., 1664;
9th Mch., 1674.
To wife Mary, execx., home plantation during life.
To son John and hrs., sd. plantation at death of mother and 150
A. of The Mill Land.
To son Peter and hrs., 300 A. on Britton's Bay.
To son Henry and hrs., 500 A. on St. Lawrence's Ck.
To dau. Mary Jarboe, personalty; land having been given her by deed.
Test: Jno. Jordan.
Note: Will of Lt.-Col. John Jarboe, drawn 2nd of Sept., 1671, is
also recorded, the bequests being virtually the same as in the above,
save that the 2 younger sons, Henry and Peter, were born later.
The first will of John Jarboe 1671
In The name of GOD Amen.
I John Jarbo of Brittons Bay in the county of St. Maries being weake
in body but perfect in minde and memory doe therefore make and ordaine
this my last will and testament in manner a forme following,
First I bequeath my soule to GOD that gave it, and my body to the
earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my overseers, hereafter
mentioned, and for what temporall estate it hath pleased GOD in
his mercy to bestow on me in this present world I bequeath as followeth:
viz: Imprimis I give and bequeath my sonne John Jarbo all and every
part and parcel of land where I now live lyeing in Brittons Bay
being a hundred and fifty acres to the said John Jarbo, and his
heires forever, and also a hundred and fifty acres of land more
lyeing on Brittons Bay called by the name of Marshes Hope forever
and in case he shall dye without issue, then to be divided between
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Jarbo, every part and
parcel of land, called by the name of St Larences Freehold, with
the plantation and all other appurtenance belonging to lyeing on
Brittons Bay to her and her heires forever, but in case my daughter
Mary dye without issue, then the said land to goe and descent to
my sone John Jarbo, and his heires forever.
Item I five and bequeath to the child which my wife goeth with a
tract of land, lyeing on Brittons Bay call St Peters Hill, being
five hundred acres of land to it and its heires forever but if the
said child dye without issue, then the said land to goe to my sonne
John Jarbo, and his heirs forever.
Item I give all my personall estate both movables and immoveable,
all my debts and funeral charges being paid, to my loving wife Mary
Jarbo and to my sonne John Jarbo and to my daughter Mary Jarbo and
to the child my wife goeth with to be equally divided between them,
and if any of my children dye, before they come to age, then the
part of the deceased, to be equally divided, between the survivors,
and in case tow of them shall dye then the whole estate to goe and
descend to the survivor forever. And in case they chance all to
dye then all the land and personall estate to goe and descend
to my wife Mary Jarbo during her natural life, she giving a Negro
to each of my overseers hereafter mentioned, and after her decease
the one haffe of the estate to be putt into the hand of the Farther
of St. Ignatius Chappell to be used at his discretion of the reliefe
of poore Catholiques, and the other halfe to be equally divided,
between my loving friends, John Jordiane, Walter Halland, Henry
Neale to them and their heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to Mr. Henry Warren one thousand pounds
of tobacco to be paid immediately after my decease.
Item I make and appointe my loving wife Mary Jarbo Executrix of
this my last will and testament I doe likewise ordaine and appointe
my loving friends, John Jordain, Walter Hall, and Henry Neale to
be overseers and trustees - in trust of my children if in case my
wife Mary Jarbo shall by any was or meanes goe to imbezell the estate,
then it shall be in the power of any two of the overseers to share
and take the childrens estates from her, and to manage it as they
shall think fitt, till they come of age and do alsoe declare and
publish, this to be my last will and testament revoking and making
void all other wills or testament by me made, at any time or times
heretofore in Testimony thereof I have hereunto set my hand and
day and year above written Signed Sealed delivered and Published
in the presence of
the marke __ of
(Testamentary Proceedings-L.2, f. 66)
Jarboe, Peter,St. Mary's Co.,3rd Mch., 1697-8;
7th Apr., 1698.
To godson John Peake, personalty.
To wife Ann, extx., and hrs., residue of estate, real and personal,
including 300 A., plantation:
Test: Henry Spinke, Jno. Browne, Michael Reley, Dan'l Lang****orne.
Jarboo (Jarboe), Henry
Jarboo, Henry,St. Mary's Co.,20th Feb., 1742-3;
4th March, 1742-3.
To son Henry, ex., dwell. plan.
To child. Mary, James, and Stephen, personalty.
Test: John Riley, Rich Mahoney, Tho. Smart.
Jarboo, Peter,St. Mary's Co.,12th Nov., 1743;
7th Dec., 1743.
To wife Monica and son Ignatius, exs., sons Philip, Bennet, Garard,
Peter, Clement and Henry and unborn child, personal estate.
To sons Peter and Bennet, St. Peters Hills, Hanover
and land adjoining.
To John Hearn, Jr., Cross Manor which testator bought
from William Harrison.
Test: Abraham Barnes, Henry Jarboo, John Jarboo.
Note: Widow makes her election and will stand by will.
This will was probated in presence of Ignatius heir-at-law.
Jenifer, Daniel of St. Thomas, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,7th Sept.,
2nd July, 1730.
To wife Elizabeth, extx., entire estate, real and personal, in Maryland,
Virginia, England or elsewhere.
Test: Richard Sparkling, Dan. Jenifer, Jos. Wilson, John Andrew.
Jenifer, Elizabeth, widow,St. Mary's Co.,21st Oct., 1734;
6th June, 1735.
To dau. Ann, personalty.
To son Samuel, ex., and hrs., testator's interest in islands on
the Eastern Shore bequeathed her by deceased husband, Dauiel of
St. Thomas Jenifer, sd. son to pay to dau. Ann one-third of the
proceeds from sale of same; residue of personal and all real estate.
Test: John Resd, Ann Aisquith, Ann Cox. 21. 441.
Jenifer, Michael,St. Mary's Co.,10th July, 1726; 2nd Sept., 1728.
To wife Mary, extx., 550 A. dwell. plan. , bou. of Coll.
Thomas Sprigg, and 190 A. , bou. of William Hutchins,
during life; at her decease to pass to son Michael Parker Jenifer
and hrs.; he dying without issue, or during his minority, the same
to pass to son Daniel and hrs.
To son Michael afsd., personalty, some of which bou. of Mr. Low.
To son Daniel and hrs., 202 A. Turvey, where Christopher
Orrell now lives, 350 A. Forrest of Harvey (both tracts
bou. of Wm. Maria Farthing); and personalty, some of which bou.
of Mrs. Osborn.
To godsons George Read, Clark Read, John Mollone and Fran. Hutchins,
personalty, to be applied toward education.
Bro. Daniel to have charge of tuition of child. and of their estates,
shd. wife refuse extx. Residue of estate to be divided as law directs;
to be buried at the Chappell.
Test: John Read, James Smith, Ignatius Fenwick. 19, 488.
Will of Joseph Jenkins, SMC 10/31/1774-1/3/1775.
"Brushy Neck" and "Taylor's Chance", 113 ac.
and if son John pays a guinea per acre, he may keep the land; also
"St. Thomas'", 100 ac. and if son Edmund Courtney Jenkins
pays 10 shillings per acre, he may keep land, if above sons do not
buy lands, they are to be sold to pay my debts. Son: John, land
I bought of Col. Barnes and another tract "Deer Park"
leased land and "Vaughan's Hills" after his mother's death.
Wife: Mary, Exec., dwelling plantation and house
with pt. of "Truth and Trust".
Son: Edmund Courtney Jenkins, after his mother's death, house and
plantation with tract "Truth and Trust" and remaining
pt. of "St. Thomas'" but if he dies without issue, to
Son: Augustine, 3 lbs. sterling.
To: Wife and 2 sons, Mary, John, and Edmund, remainder of estate
Exec: Son, John. Wit: Joseph Millard, Mary Ann Hager, Edward Warren.
Jennings, Henry, clerk,Rector of Wm. and Mary's Parish, St. Mary's
Co.,13th Mar., 1715-6;
27th Oct., 1716.
Testator directs that debt due Capt. Machartie be paid.
To son Thomas, ex., personalty.
Residue of estate to be divided into 3 equal portions; one to wife
Elizabeth, the other 2 portions to only son, Thomas.
Bro.-in-law John Beale to serve during minority of son Thomas.
Test: Jonathan Coy, Archibold Johnstone, Terren Sweeney.
NoteDeposition mentions Wm. and Terren Sweeny.
Jerningham, Henry, St. Mary's Co., 19 Nov 1772 6 Jan 1773
To Col. William Taylor of St. James Place, Westminister, tract Cannon
in Surry, which I jointly own with my uncle St (Sr?) George Jerningham
Norfolk Co., provided he pay principal and interest for same; if
he does not
above tract to be sold and money disposed of as follows:
To wife Catharine Jerningham, extx., tract beyond the Appalachian
Mountains, 8000 acres to be paid for out of money gotten from tract
Hill', she to build on above tract and use during her lifetime,
at her death
To eldest son Charles Jeringham, 2000 acres and remaining 6000 acres
my six other children, Daus. Frances, Henrietta, Mary, Helloisa,
Oliva and my son Henry Tobias, if any die without issue survivors
share, to wife residue of estate during her lifetime then among
In case Mr. Athanasius Ford moves with his family to the Western
this continent within 2 years of my decease and Mrs. Jerningham
from Colonel Wm. Taylor or any other person the purchase money arising
the sale of "Cannon Hill", Captain Wood's survey not bein
compleated as per
contract, she shall go with all her family with the afsd. Mr. Athanasius
Ford and when in the country on the continent where he intends to
make such surveys or purchases as will be most conformable to the
instructions give Captain Wood.
To dau. Frances Heneritta, extx., gold watch, a mare, my picture
miniature, choice of fiddles and choice of mandalins, furniture,
surgeon instruments, and mulatto Jenny.
To son Charles Edward, wearing apparel, gun mare, watch.
To dau. Mary, gold ring, furniture, silver tea spoons with crest.
To dau. Helloisa, furniture, silver tea spoons with crest, mandalino.
To dau. Edwardinna, furniture, silver tea spoons, table spoon.
To dau. Olivia, furniture, table spoons, silver tea spoons.
To son Henry Tobias, silver stock buckle, silver table spoon, laced
and silk waistcoats. To be bound out to some creditable master in
the mechanick branches in the city of Philadelphia or in Lancaster,
Pennsylvania, till he obtains age 21.
To Henry Howard, Thomas Thompson, shoemaker, and Mark Thompson,
each a pair
of black gloves, hatband and scarf to wear on the arm for one year
go to church or to publick places in remenbrance of our past labours.
To Mrs. Ann Thompson, a sister labourer with me, a mourning handkerchief,
ribbon gloves and fan.
To brother Nicholas Jerningham, Mourning ring, and to be ex. in
Hill' affair at home.
Friends, Capt. Henry Carroll, Nicholas Sewell, Athanasius Ford to
If any of mychildren contest will they to get 1 shilling only.
Wit: Eleanor Lancaster; George Slye; Ignatius Craycroft. 39. 143
Jessep (Jessop, Jessup), William
Jessep (Jessop), William,St. Mary's Co.,30th Sept., 1726;
2nd Nov., 1727.
To bro. Richard Hopewell, Thomas Kerby, Sr., Cicilly Glyn, Charles
King, Jr., personalty.
To child. of exs., residue of estate.
Exs.: Richard Hopewell, Sr., and Charles King.
Test: Thomas Tolley, Peter Cullason, Cecily Glen.
Codicil (nunc.): 30th Oct., 1727. To John Milburn, personalty.
Test: Henry Coram and Deborah, wife of Thos. Kerby. 19, 258.
Jessup (Jesup), Joseph
Jessup (Jesup), Joseph,St. Mary's Co.,26th Dec., 1717;
4th Mar., 1718.
To wife Mary, extx., entire estate.
Test: Gerard Slye, Alex. Claleand. 15. 77.
Johnson, James, Poplar Hill,St. Mary's Co.,31st May, 1650;
wife Barbara, home plantation as her jointure; at her death to pass
son living or eld. dau. in natural succession. Will made in accordance
postnuptial agreement between Barbara Hatton and her kinsman Thomas
Sec. of the Province, and James Johnson. Test: Thos. Hatton, Margaret
Johnson, John,St, Mary's Co.10th Apr., 1687;
9th Dec., 1687.
To eld. son John at majority, 100 A., Westham, bought
of Edward Barber, son of Luke Barber.
To dau. Mary, son James, and to younger dau. Sarah, personalty.
Wife Mary, extx. and residnary legatee of personal estate.
Test: Jno. Vaudry, Robt, Frayzer, Thos. Edwards. 4. 282.
Johnson, William, St. Wynefrid's,St. Mary's Co.,7th June, 1656;
To wife Emma and dau. Eliza: Johnson, entire estate if they, or
either of them, arrive in Eng.; if not, following division of property
to be made:
To neph. William Langworth, son of brother James Langworth, 500
A. St. Wynefride.
To Roman Catholic Church, Emma Shanks, dau, of John Shanks of St.
Clement's Bay, niece Mrs. Mary Langworth, sisters Agatha Langworth,
Eliza: Price, Eliza: Morris, and mother, Mrs. Eliza: Morris, personalty.
Ex., brother James Langworth.
Test: Luke Gardner, Robt. Cole, Wm. Thompson. 1. 129.
Johnson, William, St. Wynefrid's,St. Mary's Co.,7th June, 1656;
To wife Emma and dau. Eliza: Johnson, entire estate
if they, or either
of them, arrive in Eng.; if not, following division of property
to be made:
To neph. William Langworth, son of brother James Langworth, 500
Wynefride. To Roman Catholic Church, Emma Shanks, dau, of
John Shanks of
St. Clement's Bay, niece Mrs. Mary Langworth, sisters Agatha Langworth,
Eliza: Price, Eliza: Morris, and mother, Mrs. Eliza: Morris, personalty.
Ex., brother James Langworth. Test: Luke Gardner, Robt. Cole, Wm.
Johnston (Johnson, Joneston), Samuel
Johnston (Johnson, Joneston), Samuel,St. Mary's Co.,4th Aug., 1729;
24th Nov., 1729.
To dau. Susanah and hrs., choice of dwell. plan. or
Redman's Hardship; the other plan. to son Samuel and
To son and dau. afsd., exs., residue of estate.
Test: Paul Grugen, Ann Foye, Geo. Craghill. 19, 823.
Jones, Jenkin,St. Mary's Co.,15th Dec., 1675;
21st Feb., 1675.
Thos. King, ex. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal.
Test: Edward Maddock, Hammond Norton. 5. 10.
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, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,9th Jan., 1691;
29th July, 1692.
To dau. Avis and to her dau. Sarah Dines, daus. Sarah and Rebecca,
and son-in-law Thomas Green, personalty.
To son Thomas, ex., residue of estate during minority of son John;
sd. John to be of age at 18 yrs.
Test: Jos. Walters, Francis Cole, Jno. Cheverill. 6. 3.
Jones, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,2nd Nov., 1742;
3rd Nov., 1742.
To wife, Henrietta, extx., and minor son John, entire estate.
Test: Roswell Nealle, Raphael Neal. 23. 3.
Jones, William,St. Michael's Hundred, St. Mary's Co.,12th Jan.,
24th Feb., 1734.
To son Solomon and hrs., 1/**** dwelling plantetion, Scotland,
To young. son John and hrs., other 1/3 of Scotland,
To two sons William and Joseph and their hrs., Jones Chance,
St. Jeroms Creek, part of tract bought with William Harrison; and
To daus. Mary and Susanna, personalty. Mill at the mountain to be
sold by exs. for benefit of estate.
Exs.: Wife Mary and son William.
Test: James Smith, William Harrison, Daniel Duggens, John Thomas.
Jordan, Lucretia Hoskins Holt
Lucretia Jordan, SMC 7/18/1769-8/12/1769. Children: Sarah
Stevenson; younger son, Samuel Jordan; John, Robert, and Matthew
Exec: John, Robert, and Matthew Holt. Wit: Major Sweeney, Elizabeth
Jordan, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,15th Oct., 1716;
To sons Jesse and John, 50 A. each, and personalty.
To sons Thomas and Jerad, dwelling plantation, 170 A.; 100 A. to
Thomas and 70 A. to Jerard at their mother's decease, and personalty.
To sons Samuel and Theodor, personalty value £30.
Wife Elizabeth extx.
Test: Alex. Cleland, Thos. Latton (Laton). 14. 303.
Will of Henry Jowles, Calvert Co. 9/19/1693-2/17/1700. Son: John,
in England 400 ac. "Gillinghow" on the Bush River, Baltimore
Co. Son: Henry at majority 400 ac. "John's Dorp" at dec.
of his mother and 300 ac. "Colonel's Brigade" on the Potomac
River. Daughter: Rebecca, at age 18 500 ac. "Grange" in
P.G. Co. but if she dies without issue to dau. Sybil. Daughter:
Sybil, at age 18 "Grovehurst" on Beaver Dam Branch on
eastern branch of the Potomac River but if she dies without issue
to dau. Rebecca. Sons-in-law: William and Richard Groome, personal
estate. Wife: Sybil (Exec.), son Henry and daughters Rebecca and
Sybil residue of estate. Wit: Joseph Howe, Michael Taney, John Hunt.
NOTE: This will was written when a part of St. Mary's County was
included in Calvert County.
Jowles, Henry Peregrine
Jowles, Henry Peregrine,St. Mary's Co.,27th March, 1720;
9th June, 1720.
To wife Dryden, dwelling plantation Orphan's Gift during
life, at her decease to be divided bet. son Hen. Greenfield Jowles
and dau. Mary and their hrs.; shd. either die without issue, survivor
to inherit portion of deceased, and personalty.
To dau. Rebecca and hrs., Brigade, in western branch
of Patuxent B., and personalty.
To youngest dau. Sybill and hrs., interest in Holbidge Town,
held jointly with Mr. T. Truman Greenfield, and personalty.
To son Kenelm and dau. Mary, personalty.
To mother, Mrs. Sybill Jowles, personalty now in her possession,
and 500 lbs. Tob. annually, at her decease the personalty to pass
to sister Sybill.
Wife Dryden extx. and with children residuary legatees of personal
Test: Thos. MeWilliams (MackWilliams), Robert Elliot, James Liddell.
Jowles, Sybill (Sibill),St. Mary's Co.,30th Aug., 1730;
22nd Dec., 1730.
To bro. Richard Groome, £30 due from exs. of Tobias Bowles,
of London, mcht., dec'd.
To Rand. Morris, personalty.
To Capt. John Southorne, Knellum Greenfield Jowles and Mrs. Rebecca
Jowles, residue of personal estate.
Ex.: Mr. John Southorne.
Test: Marg. Crabb, Jonathan Wilson, Robert Magruder. 20, 132.
Joy (Joye), Peter
Joy, Peter,St. Mary's Co.,13th Aug., 1733; 12th Apr., 1740.
To wife , dwelling plantation.
To sons Charles, Ignatius, Enoch, John Baptist and Anthanasius and
their hrs., Bebergham in Talbot Co.
To son Enoch, personalty.
To child, viz., Charles, Ignatius, John Baptist, Athanasius, Sarah,
Mary and Ellinor, residue of estate.
Ex.: Son Ignatius.
Test: Thomas Blackman, Robert Elliott, William Moor.
Joyner, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,28th Jan., 1669;
12th Nov., 1672.
To wife Mary Scotland.
To son Robert, sd. plantation at death of wife afsd.
To daus. Mary and Katharine, when of age, personalty.
Overseer: William Rowssell.
Test: John Warreck, Robt. Drury, John Dayne. 1. 512.