Raily, Richard,St. Mary's Co.,25th April, 1727;
19th July, 1727.
To goddau. Ann Dean, bros. William, John and Henry, personalty.
Bro. Michael, ex. and residuary legatee.
Test: Nicholas Sewall, Jr., Owen Guyther, Sarah Guyther. 19, 199.
Rasin, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,18th Apr., 1687;
23rd Apr., 1688.
Wife and 5 child. (all unnamed) joint exs. and legatees of estate,
real and personal; sons to be of age at 18 yrs., and daus. at 16
yrs. Child. to be brought up Roman Catholics.
Overseers: Mr. Penington, Col. Darnall.
Test: Kenelm Cheseldyn, Alice Bramble, Eliza: Smithson.
John Read, SMC 9/6/1761-3/9/1770.
Grandson: John Hatton Read, provided he is bred up, lives and continues
in the religion of the Church of England, and protests against the
See of Rome, then I give him the pt. of the plantation where I now
dwell which adjoins Mr. Plater's land; if he should embrace the
Roman Catholic faith, then I give sd. land to grandson,
John Read Jenifer; a slave, etc. Desire that no Roman Catholic shall
possess any pt. of my lands.
Grandson: Philip Read, under the same restrictions above made to
his brother, the remaining pt. of land called "Orchard Neck"
and if he embraces the Catholic religion then to my grandson, John
Daughter: Jemima King, a slave.
Granddaughter: Amy Clark Read, a slave.
Daughter: Ellen Hopewell and her 3 sons Samuel, John Read,
and Daniel Jenifer.
Daughter: Barbara Long.
Exec: John Hatton Read, requesting John Long to assist in execution
Wit: Ignatius Taylor, Kenelm Clarke, Young Parran.
Read, William,St. Mary's Co.,18th Mar., 1717-8;
22nd Apr., 1718.
To son John, north pt. of land .
To son William, south pt. of land . Sons not to sell
land nor rent for longer than 3 yrs. at a time, their sisters to
have refusal of it.
To wife Ann, extx., certain personalty during life; at her decease
to son John, and residue of estate divided equally with children
Test: Robert Scot, John Read, James Meakin. 14. 489.
Read, William,St. Mary's Co.,31st Oct., 1739;
17th Dec., 1739.
To unborn child and hrs., dwelling plantation. Shd. sd. child die
without hrs., land to pass to bro. John.
To wife Ann, extx., entire personal estate and use of plantation
Test: Edmund Plowden, Samuel Jenifer, John Read.
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.
Reagan, Philip,St. Mary's Co.,14th Feb., 1718;
15th Nov., 1718.
To Thomas Webster, personalty.
To Jenny Horn, extx., residue of estate.
Test: Frances Hopewell, Thos. Welch, Mary Yates. 14. 733.
Redman, John, planter,St. Mary's Co.,20th Jan., 1731;
18th Feb., 1731.
To dau. Elizabeth and hrs., lands adj. to plan. of Nicholas Brown;
To sons Jeremiah, Thomas, Daniel, Vincent, daus. Anne Leake, Sarah
Robinson and Elizabeth, personalty (some of which des. as debt due
from Peter Peake).
To sons Soloman and John and dau. Frances Fryer, 1s. each.
To grandson John Lake (Leake) and hrs., a piece of land in the pasture.
Exs.: Sons Vincent, Jeremiah and Daniel.
Test: Sons Thomas Howard, William Medcalf, Peter Mugg. 20, 321.
Redman (Readman), John
Redman (Readman), John,St. Mary's Co.6th Sept., 1736;
4th Oct., 1736.
To Philip Key, The New Design, Prince George Co., bon.
of Ignatius Wheeler, sd. tract to be sold at discretion of sd. Philip
and price divided bet. son John and dau. Sarah.
To son John, personalty, some of which to be in hands of Aaron Hoskins,
ex., until he arrives at age of 21.
To dau. Sarah, personalty.
To dau. Priscilla Hoskins, personalty. Residue of estate to son
John and daus. Sarah and Priscilla afsd.
Test: Edmond Boling, John Williams, Hugh MacGuier (Macguire). 21.
Redman, Vincent,St. Mary's Co.,30th Jan., 1738-9;
7th Aug., 1740.
To dau. Hannah, at 18 yrs. ½ estate.
To wife , extx., residue of estate.
Test: Francis Bellwodd, John Tear, William Russell.
Reeder, Benjamin, planter,St. Mary's Co.,22nd Mar., 1719-20;
7th June, 1720.
To son Simon and hrs., personalty and dwelling plantation ,
he dying without issue, sd. land to pass to son yet unchristened.
To son Thomas and hrs., Bashfordbery Gleening at Tomakokin,
he dying without issue, to pass to son John and hrs.
To sons Simon and John and their hrs., Tattershals Gift,
Charles Co., equally; also bond of James Taunts. Land to be divided
by 2 honest men, Wm. Williams to be for son John, he not being of
To son Benjamin, personalty at Nanjemy.
To dau. Elizabeth Aulistan and hrs., Roeders Adventure,
she dying without issue, to pass to son Thomas and hrs. and personalty.
To dau. Ann Davis, personalty.
Shd. there be any difference bet. wife and son Simon, dwell. plan.
to be divided, she having 2 pts. of the orchard and the dwelling
during life. Shd. son Simon refuse to make over to son Thomas, his
interest in Basford Gleaning, for which he may have
a deed of gift, son Thomas to have dwell. plan.
To 4 youngest child., viz. John, Elizabeth, Ann and son unchristened,
To wife Elizabeth, residue of personal estate.
Exs.: Wife Elizabeth and son Simon.
Test: Wm. Gibson, Michall Heningen, Mary Heningen. 16, 86.
Richard Reeder, SMC, probated 3/5/1717-18.
Brother: Benjamin, 1shilling.
wife: Elizabeth (Exec.), dwelling plantation left to me by my
father, Simon Reeder and at her death to daughter, Elizabeth; if
daughter dies without issue to pass to John Blockars and heirs.
Personal estate to wife and daughter as the law directs.
Wit: Thomas Boult, George Hoskins, William Olman (is this man's
name William Allman and was he a son of Thomas Allman and Penelope
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
Exec: Brother-in-law, John Mills, Sr.,
Wit: Mary Boulds and William Mills
Reeves, Mary,St. Mary's Co.,12th June, 1740;
6th Aug., 1740.
To sister Susanna, entire estate, real and personal, including 50
A. left by testator's father, once a part of tract of bro. John.
Test: John Maddox, Thomas Reeves, John Haskins.
Reeves (Reaves), Ubgatt (Ubgate)
Reeves (Reaves), Ubgatt (Ubgate), gentleman,9th Jan., 1724;
6th Feb., 1738.
To son Thomas and hrs., 135 A. Casheans Manor, where
he now dwells at Port Tobacco; and personalty.
To son John and hrs., dwelling plantation , after his
mother's decease, 50 A. Reave's Range, nr. Port Tobacco
To dau. Mary and hrs., 50 A. last-named tract.
To wife Jane, son John and dau. Mary, residue of estate, whether
in Maryland or Virginia, St. Mary's or Charles Co., divided equally.
Exs.: Wife and son Thomas.
Overseers and guardians to children, son Thomas, William Willis
and John Maddox, to see they are brought up in Church of England,
to receive estates at age of 21.
Test: Philip Dorey, William Willis, George Walliss.
Reman, John,Poplar Hill Hundred, St. Mary's Co.,15th Apr., 1699;
4th Mch., 1700.
To dau. Ann, Outlet.
To son John and hrs., sd. tract in event of death of Ann without
To sd. child. jointly, Redman's Adventure, and to son
John, Meeting Forever.
Ex. not given.
Test: Peter Carwanden, Jno. Woodward, Rich'd Braden, Robt. Woodward.
Reves (Rives), Thomas
Reves (Rives), Thomas, planter,St. Mary's Co.,8th Dec., ;
7th June, 1719.
To son Ubgate, ex., and hrs., dwelling plantation ,
personalty and proper share of personal estate.
To son Thomas and hrs., 100 A., Walles, personalty and
equal share of personal estate with rest of children.
To son William and hrs., 100 A., Leeth.
To dau. Anne Hoskins and grandson Thomas (son of son Ubgate), personalty.
To wife Mary, use of dwelling plantation , during widowhood.
Test: John Hoskins, Saml. Maddox, Jr., John Ireland.
Reynolds, George,St. Mary's Co.,11th Jan., 1668;
Wife Dorothy, execx. and sole legatee of estate during life, including
100 A., Fox; 100 A., Bennett's Purchase,
and 100 A., Tomson; to descend to George, eld. son of
Test: John Brown, Thos. Bennett, Robt. Joyner. 1. 332.
Reynolds, John, St. Jerome's,St. Mary's Co.,24th Aug., 1673;
3rd Oct., 1673.
To Isaac, Joseph, and Rachel Paine, to young. dau. of Edward Jolly,
Thomas James, and Thomas Locker, personalty.
Exs.: Wm. Claw, John Smallpeece.
Test: Richard Chapman, Nicholas Guither. 1. 557.
Abraham Rhodes (Roades), SMC, 4/29/1705-8/15/1705. Wife: Frances,
Exec., sole legatee during life of estate, real and personal; at
following disposition to be made. To: Cousin, Bloomer Goodacre and
England, 100 ac., pt. of a greater tract; to pass to John, son of
Rhodes, should sd. Goodacre not come into the province during life
afsd., or die without issue. Goddaughter: Mary Richardson, 100 ac.
adjoining afsd. land. To: Mary Davis, 100 ac. on n. side of land
devised to Mary Richardson, 100 ac. "Rhodes' Rest". Goddaughter:
Magrah, plantation where Nicholas Richardson now lives. Bloomer
and heirs to have "Rhodes' Rest" if he comes into the
province and land
bequeathed Mary Davis to be equally divided between her and Mary
heirs. All property to revert to John Rhodes, should legatees die
issue. Wit: Thomas Fenwick, Margery Fenwick, Thomas Cooke, Thomas
Rian, Ellenor,St. Mary's Co.,12th Apr., 1785;
20th May, 1735.
To goddaus. Susanah Grigges, Frances Norey, Sarah Dorsey, Mary Noovney,
godson Francis Garrey and the Rev. Thomas Garret, personalty.
Ex.: William Harrison.
Test: Anthony Smith, Charles Smith. 21. 358.
Richardson, Bridgitt, widow,St. Mary's Co.,5th Feb., 1723-4;
16th Mar., 1723-4.
To daus. Bridgitt Warran, Anne and Elinor and son Nicholas, personalty.
To child. afsd. and son John Warren, ex., residue of estate.
Test: George Beverly, Winifred Wheatly, John Hammond. 18, 239.
Richardson, Nicholas, chirurgan,St. Mary's Co.,2nd Nov., 1716;
8th Jan., 1716.
To son Nicholas and hrs., 150 A., dwell. plan., Hunting Quarter.
To daus. Elener and Ann, plantation divided equally.
To dau. Bridgett Charmes, personalty.
To son Nicholas, personalty; he dying without issue, to 3 daus.
To wife Bridgett, extx., residue of personal estate.
Overseer: Richard Thurley.
Test: Edward Morgan, Mary Morgan, John Gage, Wm. Sanders. 14. 304.
Ridgely, Robert, St. Inigoes,St. Mary's Co.,20th Dec., 1680;
24th Dec., 1681.
To wife Martha, execx., 1,200 A., Little Beleau; also
land in Somerset Co.
To eld. son Robert, 800 A., Friend's Choice, in Worcester
Co., and 600 A., Belleon, Somerset Co.
To 2nd son Charles, 500 A., General Gift and Timberle,
3rd son William, 1,400 A., Western Fields, Somerset
In event of death of any son, survivors to inherit deceased's portion.
To only dau. Mary, personalty.
To William Stevens and his wife Eliza:, of Somerset, personalty.
Child. to be brought up Protestants.
Overseers: Wm. Stevens, Chris. Rousby.
Test: Anthony Underwood, Danl. Clocker, Wm. Taylor. 2. 162.
Rile (Raley, Railey, Raily), Michel
Rile (Raley), Michel,St. Mary's Co.,31st Aug., 1738;
8th Nov., 1738.
To son Joseph, 30s. a year for schooling; testator directs that
sd. son be put to school at age of 8, and continue for 5 yrs.; to
receive £10 at age of 18.
Wife Grace extx., and residuary legatee.
Test: John Greenwell, John Heard. 22. 13.
Riley, John,St. Mary's Co.,22nd Dec., 1743;
7th March, 1743-4.
To dau. Anne and hrs., 70 A. land.
To dau. Elizabeth, personalty.
To son Bennett, real est. at death of his mother.
To wife Mary, extx., life int. in entire real estate.
Test: Samuel Bellwood, Richard Wimset, Richard Mahory.
Note: Widow abides by will.
Roberts, Fobbe,St. Mary's Co.,10th June, 1692;
22nd Oct., 1692.
To niece Ellinor Courtney and hrs., ½ of estate.
To neph. John Johnson and hrs., residue of estate.
Ex. not given.
Test: Thos. Wyane, Jno. Baker. 6. 4.
Roberts, John,St. Mary's Co.,9th Aprl., 1675;
4th May, 1675.
To Governor of the Province, Joshua Goddard, John Belt, John, son
of Peter Roberts, at 16 yrs. of age, and William Sommerhill, personalty.
Clement Haly, ex. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
Test: Edward Conerie, J. Gybert. 2. 53
Robinson, John, mariner,(Liverpool, England), St. Mary's Co.,13th
24th Aug., 1741.
To William Harrison, Jr., entire estate.
Ex.: William Harrison, Sr.
Test: Mark Noble.
Note: Mark Noble says John Smith also signed the foregoing will
as a testis and does not know how his name was torn off.
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.
Rogers, George, St. Mary's Co.,20th Mar., 1739-40;
17th Nov., 1740.
To daus. Darcus and Dorothy, personalty.
To son George, lands in Turtola and Anquila.
To wife Elizabeth, 1/3 personal estate.
Exs.: Wife Elizabeth and James Waughop.
Test: Thomas Waughop, James Coames, James Taylor.
Rose, Mary,Chaptico Hundred, St. Mary's Co.,10th Mar., 1716-7;
18th Dec., 1719.
To grandson John Johnson Sothoron, ex., 200 A., dwelling plantation
, during term of lease.
To grandsons Harman Clarke and Samuel, Richard and Benjamin Sothoron,
at age of 18, and granddaus. Ann and Mary Sothoron at marriage and
dau. Mary Clarke, personalty.
To dau. Mary Birch, 3 dollars, current money of this province.
Test: Sam. Williamson, Michael Brantson, John Brantson.
Rosson, Robert, joiner,St. Mary's Co.,10th Feb., 1732-3;
14th May, 1733.
To wife Whinnifrit extx., personal estate, after her decease pt.
of mill to pass to dau. Elizabeth and hrs.
To dau. Ann plantation Burwastcoat, after her decease
to pass to Mary Rosson; and personalty.
To dau. Mary personalty.
Test: John Horn, George Aisquith, William Welsh. 20. 662.
Roswell, William,St. Mary's Co.,17th Sept., 1694;
14th May, 1695.
To grandson Roswell, son of Anthony Neale, and hrs., 500 A., St.
Winifred's, after death of wife Ema.
To grandson Anthony Neale and hrs., 265 A., William's Folly,
in Chas. Co.
To grandson Thomas Neale and hrs., 200 A., The Meadows.
To Thomas, son of Thomas Turner, and grandson of testator's wife
and hrs., 200 A., Little St. Thomases.
To dau. Eliza: Neale and Richard Hubbard, personalty.
Wife Ema, extx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
Test: Wm. Legg, Ambrose Shippwash, Thos. Turner, Wm. Thomas, Anthony
Neale. 7. 105.
Rouse, Gregory,St. Mary's Co.,27th Oct., 1679;
18th Nov., 1679.
Thomas Evans, and hrs., ex. and sole legatee of estate.
Test: Thos. Nottingham, Jno. Angle. 10. 76.
Rule, Peter,St. Mary's Co.,12th Oct., 1728;
5th Nov., 1728.
To sister Rebecca Thomas, Wattses Lodge during life;
at her decease to bro. William Wherrit and hrs.; he failing issue,
to pass in succession to bros. John and Thomas Wherrit and sister
Mary Wherrit and their hrs.
To sisters Rebecca Thomas and Mary Wherrit, Thomas Watts, Joshua
Watts and George Jenkins, personalty.
To wife Elizabeth, extx., dwell. plan. , with 1/3 of
afsd. tract, and residue of personal estate.
Test: George Clarke, Daniel Watts, William Sword, Elizabeth Watts.
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
Russell, Christopher,St, Mary's Co.,30th Mch., 1662;
30th July, 1662.
To 2nd son Walter, dau. Eliza Russell, and Katharine Budd and hrs.
Eld. son William, and hrs., exs. and residuary legatees of estate,
real and personal.
Capt. Josias Fendall and Robert Hyndley, overseers during minority
Test: Thos. Lomax, Geo. Shourtie, Geo. Taylor. 1. 159.