Lampton, Mark, planter,St. Mary's Co.,25th
6th Nov., 1733.
To cousin James Pye, personalty.
To Robert Ford, Jr., ex., residue of estate in trust and for sole use of
aunt Susan Thomson and her hrs.
Test: Peter Attwood, John Cole, John Manning. 20. 830.
Langham, William,Brittain's Bay, St. Mary's Co.,2nd Oct., 1717;
—– Nov., 1717.
To bro.-in-law Anthony Browne and William, his son; bros.-in-law Richard Walker
and Nicholas Miles, James Thompson, Richard Phinice and Edward Spinke,
To wife Annastatia**** extx., residue of personal estate.
Test: Henry Spinke, Wm. Abell, Elizabeth Spinke. 14. 643.
Last Will & Testament of Henry M LANGLEY.
I Henry M. LANGLY being in feeble health of body but of sound and disposing
mind memory and understanding do hereby make and publish this my last will
and testament in manner form following.
Principally I commit my soul to God, from whence it came. And my body to
the earth to be decently interred by my executor hereinafter named and
after the payment of my just debts. I will and bequeath as follows to with.
Item 1. I bequeath to Thomas K. LANGLY all my estate both personal and real
during his natural life. At his death the land shall be sold, one half of
the proceeds to go to my nephew Jame ALLEN, the other half to the children
of Thomas K. LANGLY, if any, if not then I bequeath it to the balance of
Susan ALLEN's children. James ALLEN being no further heir than above named.
Item 2. I bequeath to Lafiett Colison (lold?) the canoe no claimed by him
to be put in complete order with sails paddle and tongs by my executor.
Item 3. I bequeath to Louisa HOPEWELL (lold?) the South end of the Kitchen
up stairs and down during her natural life.
Lastly. I constitute & appoint Thomas K. LANGLY sole executor of this
my last will and testament revoking and annuling all former wills by me
heretofor made, ratifying this one and none other, to be my last will and
testament in testimony whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this
fourteenth of May eighteen hundred and Seventy.
H. M. Langley (seal)
Filed 14th June 1870, Test. James T. M. Raley, register of Wills for St.
William Langley, SMC, 10/20/1775-4/17/1776:
Son, William Langley, the tobacco and other things he already has;
Daughter: Ann Smith, two negroes named Fatty and Vincy that she already
Daughter: Mary Clarke,
Exec: Son-in-Law, Thomas Clarke.
Wit: Thomas Griffin, John Elmore, John Clarke.
Langly, John, Sr.,St. Mary's Co.,29th Feb., 1723;
26th May, 1729.
To wife Susannah, extx., entire estate during life; at her decease to
child., viz. John, Abraham and Susnanah and their hrs.
Test: Henry Janson, William King, David Hickey. 19, 692.
Langworth, William,St. Mary's Co.,7th
1st May, 1694.
To wife Ann, plantation, 150 A., and 150 A., “Mills Marsh.
To dau. Agatha, 240 A., “Highpark.”
To dau. Eliza:, 120 A., “St. Barbaries Addition.”
To dau. Mary and hrs., residue of land in St. Mary's Co.
Land in Charles Co., 600
A., “Widow's Mite,” testator orders to be sold.
To Sarah Bower, personalty.
Residue of estate, real and personal, wife's dower excepted, to 3 daus.
afsd., viz., Mary, Eliza:, and Agatha, equally.
To brother Sampel Lucket's 3 sons, viz., Samuel, Thomas, and Ignatins,
estate bequeathed sd. daus. in event of their death during minority.
Ex., Father-in-law Thos. Hussey.
By memorandam attached to will, testator decrees that certain personalty
belonging to dec'd wife Mary and given to her by her mother, ––
Hussey, shall not be appraised with his estate, it having already been
given to three daus. afsd. by their mother Mary.
Test: Walter Ross, Mary Dorrell, Chas. Charles. 2. 282.
Mary's Co.,26th Nov., 1655; —–
To Peter Peakes, personalty. Frances Peakes, wife of Walter Peakes, execx.
and residuary legatee. Test: Robt. Thomas, John Bouge. 1. 65.
Mary's Co.,9th Mch., 1699-1700;
19th Apr., 1701.
To mother, brothers and sisters (all unnamed), John Freeman and his wife
and Comfort Simpson, personalty.
Father (unnamed), residuary legatee of estate.
Ex.: Maj. Wm. Dent.
Test: Nath'l Blackiston, Margaret Freemen. 11. 1.
Lawton (Laton, Latton),
Thos.,St. Mary's Co.,—–
4th Mar., 1718.
To sons Jno., Thos. and Joseph, daus. Mary and Anne, personalty.
To servt. Aaron Nesley, liberty to enstock children, and personalty when at
Extx.: Wife Jemine. Should she marry again, sons to be free at 18; if she
remains a widow, to be free at age of 21.
Test: Alex. Clealeand, Luke Wheeler. 15. 74.
Leake, John, innholder, Leonard Town,St. Mary's Co.,2nd Oct., 1731;
14th Jan., 1731.
To son Richard and hrs., 3 lots and houses in Leonard Town and land bou. of
John Baptist Carberry; sd. son dying during minority, sd. land to his
mother during her life, at her decease to dau. Catherine and son John and
their hrs. Catherine to have the plan. in her portion; and personalty, some
of which des. as bou. of Oswald Thompson and bill of exchange drawn by Mr.
Parnham. Sd. son to remain with his mother, she to keep him at school until
19 yrs. of age and endeavor to bring him up in faith of the Church of
England. Shd. sd. son die during minority, his portion of real and personal
estate to wife Katherine during her life, at her decease to be divided bet.
son John and dau. Katherine and their hrs.
To son William and hrs., 50 A. bou. of Thomas Williams; and personalty.
To dau. Mary Brewer, 1s.
To dau. Katherine and John Tole, personalty.
To wife Katherine, extx., residue of real and personal estate.
Test: William Russell, Jacob Delan (Detan), Mary Williamson. 20, 318.
John Lee, SMC 1/17/1757-6/9/1757.
Eldest daughter: Elizabeth Gibson, breeding sow.
Daughter: Susanna Bowling, breeding sow.
Daughter: Henrietta Hobson, 1 ewe and lamb.
Daughter: Sarah Tippett, 1 ewe and lamb.
Daughter: Jane Tippett, 1 ewe and lamb. Daughter: Mary Fanning, ewe and
Son: thomas, bed and covering.
Son: John, bed and covering.
Wife: Mary Lee, rest of estate. If wife marries, then she should have no
more than her thirds and the rest to be divided between my two sons Thomoas
Lee and John Lee.
Exec: Wife, Mary.
Wit: Thomas Coad, Francis Yates.
Lee, Luke, planter,St. Mary's Co.,30th Sept., 1736;
18th Oct., 1737.
To wife Sarah, extx., and hrs., entire estate.
Test: Andrew Eaton, James Macferell (McFerell), Robert Elliot. 21. 824.
Mary Lee, SMC 5/4/1761-9/29/1761.
Sons: Thomas and John Lee, slaves.
Daughters: Henrietta Hobson and Susanna Maddox, the tobacco notes that were
burned at Llewellen's Warehouse in 1759 to be divided between them.
Daughter: Jane Tippett, slaves. Daughter: Sarah Tippett, 2000 lbs. tobacco.
Daughter: Elizabeth Gibson, my riding chair. Daughter: Mary Fanning, 2000
Son: Thomas to pay the above tobacco legacies, except the burned tobacco,
out of his part and to have the land I now live on and if no heirs, the
same to son John Lee.
Sons: Thomas and John Lee, remainder of estate.
Exec: Thomas Lee.
Wit: James Jordan, Thomas McWilliams, Joshua Gibson.
Lee, Richard, St. John's,St.
Mary's Co.,31st March, 1639; 17th Apr.,
To Mrs. Lewger, personal property. Mrs. Hubersteined, of England,
legatee. Exs.: Messrs. Lewger and Egerton. Test: Thomas Gerrard, Henry
Lee, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,28th
4th Jan., 1687.
To Henry Darnall and wife, Col. Diggs and wife, Maj. Nicholas Sewall and wife,
Mrs. Eliza: Baker, Mrs. Eliza: Beale, Mr. Heath, Thomas Grunwin, John
Powell, Mrs. Van Sweringen, Maria Van Sweringen, Franeis Pennington, Mrs.
Ellinor Brookes and her sister Mary Darnall, and to Henry Darnall, Jr.,
To father and mother, Michael and Christian Lee, in Waterford, Eng.,
To John Beall, Jr., son of Thomas Beall, and hrs., 200 A., “Low's
Gift,” in Dorchester Co.
Ex.: Col. Honry Darnall. 4. 280.
Lee, Samuel, planter,St. George's Hundred, St. Mary's
Co.,16th Nov., 1706;
29th Apr., 1713.
To wife ––, 1/3 personal estate.
To son Luke, ex., residue of personal estate.
Overseer: Thos. Griffen. In event of his death, Richard Griffen to act.
Test: Jon. Miller, Wm. Johnson, Anne Miller, Rebecca Miller.
Samuel Lee, SMC, 10/1/1780-2/17/1783. Grandsons: Samuel
Thomas Martin, James Martin, and Wilfred Martin (children of my daughter,
Dorothy Martin), five pounds current money each. Daughter: Mary Goodrum,
half of a tract of land I bought from James Jordan called "St.
being part of the land she now lives on; a negro boy named Jerry; two
and one cow and calf. Daughter: Elizabeth Thompson, a negro boy named Jack;
one cow and calf; and two sheep. My children and grandchildren are to be
excused of any debts they owe me. Son: Philip Lee, the balance of my
estate. Exec.: Son, Philip Lee. Wit.: Jeremiah Jordan, Kenelm McWilliams,
Leigh, John,St. Mary's Co.,8th
15th Oct., 1736.
To eldest dau. Margret Brooke, 20s.
To eldest son John and hrs, dwelling plantation, 495 A., bou. of Capt. John
Hyde, of London.
To second son George and hrs., 88 A. “Hills,” bou. of Nicholas
Guyther (sd. tract being pt. of “Halley's Manner”). Shd. eldest
son John die without issue his land to go to son George and land bequeathed
him to go to third son Joseph and hrs.; shd. two eldest sons die without
issue land bequeathed son John to pass to son Joseph and that bequeathed
son George to fourth son Massey and hrs., shd. three eldest sons die
without issue, land bequeathed eldest son to pass to fourth son Massey and
land bequeathed second son to go to fifth son William and hrs. Wife to keep
sons or apprentice them until of age at 21 yrs., to educate and bring them
up in Protestant Religion.
To wife Dorothy, extx., 1/3 personal estate; residue to be divided among
Test: William Thompson, Ann Thompson, Ann Sewall. 21, 715.
Leonardson, Leonard, St. Leonard's,St.
Mary's Co.,24th Mch., 1640; 4th
Jan., 1641. To Mother, Alice Cales, personalty. In event of her death to
pass to brother (unnamed) or the next of kin. Henry Bishop and Simon
exs. and residuary legatees. Test: Walter Cothell. 1. 5.
Liewellin, Jane, widow,Charles Co.,7th Aug., 1722;
22nd Dec., 1722.
To dau. Margaret and hrs., all real estate except “Green
Spring,” St. Mary's Co., bequeathed to Richard Rodgers and hrs. Mr.
Alex. Contee to take into his hands all father —– Orrell's
estate, for use of sd. Richard. Dau. Margaret to care of Mrs. Jane Doyne.
To son John, 5s., to be in care of Mr. Wm. Chandler, ex.
To the church at Mr. Boarman's, personalty.
Test: Richard Bell, Elizabeth Noble.
Note: Codicil 27th Aug. Mrs. Ann Johnson to hold “Brambry” till
dau. Margaret is of age.
Test: Mrs. Jane Brent, Mrs. Anne Thompson, Jane Ross. 18, 7.
Litell (Little, Littell), John
Litell (Little, Littell), John,St. Mary's Co.,31st
3rd June, 1729.
To godson Robert Thomas, personalty.
To wife Mary, extx., residue of estate.
Test: Robert Ford, Francis Hopewell, Robert Jackson. 19, 730.
Little, John, (nunc,)St. Mary's Co.,22nd
22nd Dec., 1695.
To wife Mary, real estate (unnamed) during life.
To son John, sd. estate at death of wife afsd.
To dau. Johanna, sd. cstate in event of death of son John without issue.
To Thomas Cole and Richard Clarke, personalty.
Ex. not given.
Test: Philip Jones, Hannah Morris. 7. 137.
Lloyd, John,St. Mary's Co.,27th
—– —– —–
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
Test: Geo. Briton, Will, Harper, Wm. Bretton. P. C., No. 1, 1, St. Mary's Co., Records.
Elizabeth Locke, SMC, 12/12/1783-10/23/1784.
Daughter: Mary Smoot, a negro woman named Christmas. Daughter: Ann Barber,
a negro woman named Asamath. Grandson, Thomas Cooke, a negro boy named
Stephen; if Thomas dies without heirs, to my daughter, Elizabeth Cooke; if
no heirs, to my son, Thomas Locke.
Son: Meverell Locke, my eight days clock.
Son: Thomas Locke, the remainder of my estate.
No Executors named.
Wit: Jesse Davis and William Hunt.
Meverell Locke, SMC, 4/20/1764-5/5/1764.
Son: Meverell, two tracts I bought of Stourton Edwards called "St.
Thomas with Addition", 455 ac. and "Doe Park", 69 ac.; a sow
Wife: Elizabeth, "Hulston" 100 ac., "Truman's Lodge",
150 ac.; "Part of Keech and Price Rest", 58 ac.; "Part of
John Edwards' Discovery", 165 ac.; "Truman" and
"Truman's Hunting Quarter" 200 ac. during her her life and at her
decease to his sons, Jesse Locke, George Locke, and Thomas Locke.
Remainder of estate to my six children: Jesse, George, Anne, Mary,
Elizabeth, and Thomas.
Wit: John Edwards, John Locke, Thomas Dent.
Look, Philip,St. Mary's Co.,23rd
16th Aug., 1722.
To eldest son William and son James Hulse (Lock) and their hrs.,
“Good Pennyworth” equally.
To daus. Mary (at marriage) and Priscilla (at 16 yrs. or marriage) and sons
Wm. and Philip, personalty.
To wife Mary, extx., residue of personal estate. Dwell. plan.
“Hulston” during life. At her decease to 2 sons Philip and
Meverall (Mevewell) and their hrs. equally.
Test: Lau. Lann (Layont), John Edwards, Giles Hill. 17, 304.
Lord, Edwd.,St. Mary's Co.,31st
4th Mar., 1718.
To James Swan, ex., entire estate.
Test: Thos. Chambers, Eliza: Farmeorth (Farmleorch). 15. 78.
Lord, William,St. Mary's Co.,18th
15th Aug., 1726.
To eldest son William, personalty; to be bound to Michael Nouney, tailor,
for 10 yrs.; to be kept 4 yrs. at school and 6 at trade of tailor.
Wife Susana extx.
Test: William Davis, Samuel Barbar, William Smith. 18, 526.
Loughlin, Anthony,St. Mary's Co.,20th
23rd Feb., 1684.
To wife Margaret, 1/3 of estate, real and personal, during life.
To son Anthony, residue of land during life of mother, and to inherit all
land at her death. Sd. son to be of age at 18 yrs.
To dau. Mary, personalty at 15 yrs. of age. In event of death of either
child without hrs., survivor to inherit entire estate.
To John Mouran and hrs., estate afsd. in event of death of child. without
To the Catholic Priest personalty.
Exs.: Richd. Gardner, Jno. Heard.
Test: Anthony Murty, Wm. Farthing„ Jno. Bright, Thos. Sigsworth. 4.
Low, John,St. Mary's Co.,30th
15th July, 1701.
To wife Rebeoca, extx., personalty including testator's interest in certain
To daus. Elisa:, Alice and Ellinor, personalty.
To son John at majority and hrs., “Brothers' Joint Interest” in
Prince George's Co.
In event of his death during minority or without issue to revert to wife
To dau Rebecca, “The Guardian,” In event of her death during
minority or without issue to revert to son John afsd.
Test: Henry Phipps, Robt. Mason.
By note attached to afsd. Will testator binds his kinsman Marshall Low to
Chas. Beckwith for term of 5 yrs., desiring that he be brought up a
Protestant. 11. 175.
Lowe, Anne,late of St. Mary's Co., now of Prince
George's Co.,14th June, 1718;
23rd May, 1718.
To bro. Nicholas Lowe, 500 A., pt. of “Golden Grove” (cont.
1,500 A.), Dorset Co.
To sister Jane (wife of Mr. James Bowles), 25s. for mourning ring.
To sister Dorothy, £100 and personalty at age of 16 or marriage.
To Mildred (wife of Denis Mehony), of St. Mary's Co.,
To sisters Susanna Maria Diggs, Elizabeth and Mary, bros. Henry, Bennett
and Nicho., godson Henry Diggs (2nd son of sister Susanna Maria Diggs,
afsd.), residue of estate, equally.
Testatrix desires to be buried according to rites of Roman Catholic Church.
Exs.: Bros. Henry and Bennett.
Test: Luke Gardiner, Benj. Wheeler, Eliza: Wheeler. 15. 115.
Will of Bennet Lowe, SMC, 5/4/1801-6/9/1801. Daughter:
all of the property I have already given her; a negro girl named Heath;
and one cow. Daughter: Sarah Bean, the stock and furniture I have
already given her; two negro boys named George and John; a mare; a colt,
two years old; and one cow. Daughter: Henny Lowe, a negro woman named
Rose; a negro woman named Nell and her three children named Isaac, Anna,
and Henny; all of my household furniture, stock of sheep, cattle, and
horses; and the remaining part of my estate. Exec: Daughter, Henny.
Wit: Stephen and Thomas Lynch
Lowe, Henry, Sr., gent.,St. Mary's Co.,25th Oct., 1717;
6th Nov., 1717.
To son Henry, Jr., and hrs., tract where he now lives, 1,300 A.
To son Bennett and hrs., tract where he now lives.
To son Thos. and hrs., old plan. in the Freshes.
To son Nicolas and hrs., dwel. plan., with all lands belonging thereto.
To daus. Ann, Elizabeth and Henrietta Maria and their hrs., “Golden
Grove” equally among them.
To dau. Dorothy and hrs., “New Design” in the Freshes.
To dau. Mary and hrs., “Woods Quarter.”
To son Henry and hrs., “Green Oak” and £300.
To son Bennett and hrs., all lands in Balto. Co. held between Mr. Darnall
and testator, and £200.
To dau. Susanna Maria, wife of Chas. Diggs, £100 in full of her portion of
estate. Residue of personal estate in England and in this province equally
divided between child. (with the exception of dau. Susanna Maria Diggs).
Ex.: Sons Henry and Bennett.
Test: Samuel Grasty, Rich. Brooks, Michall Jenefer. 14. 453.
Lowe, Nicholas, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,—–
22nd May, 1729.
To sister Susannah Diggs and hrs., “Bennetts Lowe,” Kent Co.,
“Green Oak,” in sd. co., and “Spries Hills,” Cecil
Co., on condition that her husband Charles Diggs will make over to sister
Mary Neale and hrs. all rights and interests in lands in Prince George's
Co., where his dwelling now stands; shd. he refuse, 2 tracts last named to
revert to sd. sister Mary and hrs.
To sister Mary Neale and hrs., 1,500 A. “Barbados,” Charles
Co., exchanged with Mr. John Diggs.
To sister Elizabeth Darnall and hrs., dwell. plan. pt. of “Delabrook
Mannor”; 3 tracts nr. St. Mary's C. H., which Maria Farthing formerly
had, and tract adjoining.
To sister Dorothy and hrs., “Golden Grove,” Dorchester Co.
To Mrs. Mary Young, St. Mary's Co., “Workinton” during life;
after her decease to revert to sister Elizabeth afsd.; and personalty.
To sisters afsd., residue of personal estate.
Exs.: Charles Diggs and Henry Darnall.
Note: Above will not signed or witnessed, proven by depositions of Robert
Elliott, gent., St. Mary's Co.; Christian Geist, gent., Annapolis (30
yrs.); Philip Key, St. Mary's Co. (32 yrs.), and Edward Cole, gent., St.
Mary's Co. 19, 707.
Lowery, William,St. Mary's Co.,28th Aug., 1698;
9th Dec., 1698.
Testator leaves £20 to purchase sacred vessels for the Roman Catholic
To John Hall of St. Inigoes, Ann Squire, to 3 child. (annamed) of Alice
Wheeler, Samuel Wheeler, Richard Carroll, Messrs. Hunter, Guylick and
Brookes, and to Robert Ridgely, personalty.
Thomas Grunwyn, ex. and residuary legatee.
Test: Robt. Ridgely, Rich'd Cawill, Ann Squire. 6. 208.
Lucas, William,St. Mary's Co.,30th Nov., 1675;
12th Jan., 1675.
To wife Frances, execx., personalty, and to have charge of entire estate
during minority of child.
To son William, all real estate at majority.
Test: Alexander Winson, Thos. Baile. 2. 377.
Lums, Michael, St. Jerome's,St. Mary's Co.,—–
—– —–; 4th Jan., 1639. Cuthbert
Fenwick, ex. and sole legatee. Test: Robert Perch. 1. 7.
Will of Robert Liddal, SMC 2/2/1752-7/24/1753. To be buried
at the discretion of my wife Mary. Wife: Mary, Exec., my plantation where I
now dwell. Wit: James Foster, James Brady, Richard Hilton
Isabel Lynch, SMC, 10/4/1790-3/6/1792.
Son: Barton Lynch, a negro lad named Jerry; my best bed, bedstead, and
furniture; one cow and calf; and my young mare in full part of what I am
Niece: Mary Biscoe, one young heifer.
Niece: Ann Pembroke, my calico short gown.
Niece: Brittania Pembroke, my saddle.
Daughter: Eleanor Taylor, all the rest of my estate except a negro named
Thomas who she is to have the use of for two years and then she is to
become the property of my daughter, Ann Price.
Exec: Daughter, Eleanor Taylor.
Wit: Joseph Artis and George Pembroke.
Lynes, George,St. Mary's Co.4th May, 1733;
22d Aug., 1733.
To Benja. Morgan, ex., and hrs., 2/3 of real estate in Virginia or
elsewhere, and entire personal estate.
To Micha. Taney of Calvert Co., 1/3 of lands in Virginia, and also to be
paid all the costs and charges for the afsd. lands which may accrue
concerning a law suit in Va. according to agreement.
Test: Thomas Taney (Temey), Susanah Lucas, Mary Taney. 20. 744.
Luke Mattingly, Signed: March 7, 1783; Proved: December 9,
Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife all my Real Estate during her
natural Life, and after her demise I give the same to my son Bennet
Mattingly, and his heirs forever his paying within twelve months after the
death of my wife Six thousand pounds of Crop Tobacco to my son Zachariah
Mattingly but if my son Bennett should neglect or refuse to pay the said
securitity of Tobacco, by the time mentioned, then and in such case I give
and desire all my Real Estate to be Equally divided between them, the said
Bennett & Zachariah, and their heirs forever
Item. I give to my Daughter Anastatia Spalding Wife of Joseph Spalding, one
negro Girl named Jenny
---Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Spalding, Wife of
Thomas Spalding, one negro Girl named Sandor
--- Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ann Wimsatt, Wife of Richd
Wimsatt, one negro Girl named Ally, and one negro Girl named Lucy
----Item. I give and bequeath to my son Bennett Mattingly, one negro man
named Joseph, and my handmill and still but my wife to be allowed to make
use of the still when she wants it.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Zachariah Mattingly one negro man
Item I will and desire that my Daughter in Law Dorothy Knott may as long as
she chooses live in my Dwelling House and that she Horse & Servant to
attend her at all times when she chooses and to be supported in every thing
while she chooses to stay and I will and desire that my son Bennett have
the care of her, and I desire that he will see this part of my will
------Item I will and desire that my aforesaid Daughter in Law, Dorothy
Knott have the sole use of the following negroes, to wit, Sarah and her
Children, to wit, Jack, Daniel, and James, during her life
--Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Ford Mattingly one negro Girl
named Henny and one negro Boy called Harry
---------Item. I give and desire to my beloved wife a mare that she
Item. Item I Will and Desire, that all my Household furniture and stock
except such parts thereof as my be disposed of in Specific Legecys, Should
remain in the plantation, during the life of my wife, and after her death I
desire the same to be Equally Divided first deducting my wife's thirds part
to between my two sons: Bennett & Zachariah, and my daughter Mary -
-----Item. I give and bequeath to my three Daughters, Anastatia, Elizabeth
and Anne nine head of Cattle, none of them to be under two years old, non
more then Eight years to be Equally divided, among them
-------Item I give and bequeath unto my three sons in law, Joseph Spalding,
Thomas Spalding, and Richard Wimsatt, three Horses, none to be under two
years old, non more than ten years old
-------Item. I desire that my Executors, when called upon should pay and
Hogshead of Crop Tobacco, towards Repairing of Saint Josephs Chapel
--------Item I will and desire that all the Residue of my Estate remain,
and be kept on the plantation for the use of my wife and family during my
wifes life, and after her decease I leave the same after deducting my wifes
thirds to be equally Divided between my two sons Bennett And Zachariah, and
my Daughter Mary, to be equally divided between them-
-----Lastly I nominate Constitute and appoint, my beloved wife And my two
Sons Bennett and Zachariah whole and Sole Executors of this my Last Will and
Testament, hereby Revoking, all other wills by me heretofore made, In
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this Seventh day of
March, one thousand seven hundred and Eighty three------
Luke X Mattingly (((seal)))
Signed Sealed published and declared
By the said Luke Mattingly as & for his Last
Will and Testament in the presence of us who
In his presence and at his Request, and in
The presence of each other, have hereunto Subscribed our
Names as witnesses
J A. Thomas, Elenore Miles
Saint May's County to wit the 9th Day of December 1783---Then came
Priscilla Mattingly, Bennett Mattingly & Zachariah Mattingly and made
oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the foregoing Instrument of
writing is the True and whole Will of Luke Mattingly Late of Saint Marys
County Deceased that hath come to their hands or possession and and that
they do not know of any other----Certified (illegible) Jeremiah Jordan Regr
Saint Marys County of the 9th Day of December 1783-----------------Then
came John Allen Thomas, Elenor Miles & Thomas Sheircliffe the three
subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing Last Will and Testament of Luke
Mattingly, Late of saint Marys county deceased, and severally made a Oath
on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that they did see the Testator there
in named, sign and seal this will, that at the time of his so doing he was
to the best of their apprehensions of sound and Disposing mind memory and
understanding, and that they Respectively Subscribed their names as
witnesses to this Will in the presence & at the Request of the Testator
& in the presence of each other-------
Certified ByJeremiah Jordan Reg Wills
December the 9th 1773----
The widow agrees to stand to this will before.
Jeremiah Jordan Reg Wills
Transcribed by Judith A. Burger October 17, 2000 from a photocopy, courtesy
Lynne L. O'Brien, of the original Court document from Saint Mary's County,
Maryland. The photocopy was good. The writing was ill formed so the
spelling of the names may be questioned. I made no corrections of any kind.
All Names were underlined on the photocopy of the original document.
Luke Norris, SMC probated 5/1/1767. Son: John, pt. of
"Wheatley's Contentment". Son: McKelvie, 1 shilling sterling.
Daughter: Susanna Poole, 1 shilling sterling. Son: Joseph, same. After
death of wife and myself, to daughter, Jane Norris. Execs: Wife, and dau.,
Jane Norris. Wit: John and Susanna Heard, Hery Cararto Jarboe
Oakely, Lyonell,St. Mary's Co.,7th June, 1688;
27th July, 1688.
To sisters Ann, Eliza:, and Mary Oakely, personalty.
To John Bullock, ex., and hrs., residue of estate, real and personal.
Test: Henry Poulter, Susanna Baxter, Benj. Reader, Jno. Skipper. 6. 2.
Lydia Reeves, SMC, 5/5/1795-8/10/1795.
Sister: Sarah Edwards, my largest trunk with the wearing apparel it now
contains and my silver buckles.
Sister: Elizabeth Mills, wife of John Mills, Sr., the balance of my estate.
Exec: Brother-in-law, John Mills, Sr.,
Wit: Mary Boulds and William Mills
Russel (Russell), Luke
Russel (Russell), Luke,St. Mary's Co.,15th March, 1728-9;
3rd June, 1729.
To son Luke and hrs., 50 A. ——.
To wife Mary, to possess ½ of sd. 50 A. called “Brough,” on
Cooks race, during life; at her decease to revert to son Luke.
To sons, viz. Thomas and Robert Russell and Joseph Watkins and their hrs.,
“Golden Springs” equally; they to lay out to Elias Hannington
his pt. of sd. lands.
Exs.: Wife and son Thomas.
Test: Samuel Hurst, Hudson Wathen, Marmaduke Simmes. 19, 731
Starkey, Lawrence,St. Mary's Co.,29th Jan., 1656; 19th Nov.,
Crouch, ex. and sole legatee of personal estate. Test: Henry Parnall, Geo.
Thomsone, Wm. Boarman. 1. 68.
Tettersell (Totersell), Lawrence
Tettersell (Totersell), Lawrence,St. Mary's Co.,10th Feb.,
16th Mch., 1701.
To goddaus. Ann Taut and Mary Nottingham, and to Nicholas Gulick,
Brother-in-law James Tant, ex. and residuary legatee.
Test: Robt. Hammett, Jane Davis, Mary Taut. 11. 185.
Thomas, Luke,St. Mary's Co.,6th Feb., 1739;
5th Mar., 1739.
To son Robert, dwelling plantation, “Brown's Woodhouse” also
“Luxus Hardships” at wife's decease and 30 A.
To son James, residue of “Ponancey.”
To 5 child. Thomas, James, Robert, Mary and Luke, residue of estate.
Testator desires that Robert, James and Mary be in the care of John Taylor,
Jr., until sons reach 16 and dau. 18 yrs.
Exs.: Wife Winifred and John Taylor, Jr.
Test: John Pike, William Williams, Robert Russell.
Note: Widow makes her election and takes her third.
Wheeler, Luke,St. Mary's Co.,30th Nov., 1741;
3rd March, 1741.
To son Ignatius, dwell. plan., 250 A. “Maiden's Bower”.
To son William, “Planter's Delight”, Charles Co., where Thomas
Mitchell now lives.
To son Clement, “Planter's Delight” where Joshua Alford lives.
To son Raphell, “Planter's Delight” where John Delozour lives.
To son Bennet, any of afsd. estates if the owner should die without hrs.
To wife Protheser, extx., and daus. –– personalty.
Test: Richard Cooper, Mary Cooper, Ignatius Wheeler (Cooper), Elizabeth
Cooper, James Thompson.