John Fadery (Fudery), SMC, 2/23/1724-5; 3/22/1724-25. Daughters:
Ann and Rachel, personalty at age 18 or marriage. Son: John, personalty
and residue of estate; if he dies without issue, to daughters aforesaid;
to have 3 years schooling after the age of 10. John Millman, Exec.,
and guardian of children. Wit: John Greenwell, Thomas Russell, Luke
Farr, Edmund (Edman),St. Mary's Co.,8th Dec., 1730; 5th Jan., 1730.
To son Clement (in 15th year) and hrs., dwell. plan. ;
and personalty. To 2 daus. Mary and Sarah, residue of estate equally.
Thomas Reeves, ex., to have care of 3 child. during minority. Test:
Richard Cooper, Thomas Brown, Thomas Olfent. 20, 133.
Farrar, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,24th Aug., 1675; 6th Nov., 1675.
Wife Joanna, execx. and sole legatee. Test: Wm. Kennedy, Geo. Dundas.
Farthing, James,St. Mary's Co.,26th Jan., 1739-40; 27th Mar., 1740.
To wife, Mary, extx., ½ dwelling plantation and 32 A. adjoining,
which testator bought of Robert Hagar. At her death or remarriage
to go to unborn child. To Mr. Poulton, priest, and servant, Joseph
Lyon, personalty. To son James, residue of estate, real and personal.
Test: William Jenkins, James Hagar, Elizabeth Hagar. 22. 165.
Benedict Fenwick, SMC 4/2/1769-5/2/1769. Mother: The pt. of the
land where Anthony Joy now lives during her life. Brother: William,
all remaining pt. of land which I now possess in Beaverdam Manor.
Brother: George Fenwick, slaves. Sister: Jean Fenwick, a slave.
One lb. currency to use of St. Alvegis Chapel. To: William King,
2 calves. To: Justinian Moore, cattle. To: John Bs. Lucas, 400 lbs.
tobacco. Exec: Brother, William. Wit: Ignatius Fenwick (son of Enoch),
John E. Greenwell, Enoch Fenwick
Bennet Fenwick, December 1800 JJ-2:266 I Bennet Fenwick of St.
Marys County, sick and weak of body (etc.) To my son Benedict
Joseph, the land I now live on which I purcharsed of John R. Plater,
except 30 or 40 acres laying towards Edward Abell and adjoining
his land to be sold and apllied to my debts. To my daughters, Margaret
and Susanna, personal property of every (sic) king. Exec. My friend
Richard Heard & Charles Chilton 10 day of December 1800 Wit.
John Wimsatt, Mary Fenwick, William Bowling Pro. 23 day December
1800 from Buchanan to Bohanan
Fenwick, Bennet , SMC 5/19/1770-2/5/1771. Children: Cuthbert, Francis,
Michael, Richard, Elizabeth, Mary, Dorothy, Henrietta Maria, Priscilla.
Brother: Cuthbert's estate. Son: Richard to be guardian to sons
Francis and Michael. Execs: Sons, Richard, Francis, and Michael.
Wit: Ignatius Clarke, Aaron Smith, George Gough.
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.
Fenwick, Cuthburt,St. Mary's Co.,;23rd March, 1729. To 2 eldest
daus. , 10s. each; gifts to them confirmed. To dau.
Elizabeth, wife and son Bennet, personalty. To son
Cuthbert and hrs., dwell. plan. ; and personalty. To
son Robert and hrs., tract at Hervy Town bou. of James King; shd.
either son die without issue, land to pass to son Bennet. To 5 youngest
or last child., personalty; and to 2 grandchild. Robert and Mary
Brooke, personalty left to 2 child. by their grandmother .
Exs.: Wife and son Cuthbert. Test: Adam Head, Phillip
Clarke, Cuthbert Fenwick. Note: Widow claims her thirds. 19, 888.
Cuthbert Fenwick, Sr., SMC 9/1/1762-9/8/1762. Cousin: Benedict
Fenwick, son of George, tract of land lying in Beaverdam Manor called
"Swamp Island", 238 ac. Cousin: Cuthbert Fenwick, now
living with me, son of Bennet Fenwick, all remaining pt. of lands
I possess. To: Elizabeth Barnes, 1000 lbs. tobacco annually. To:
Rebecca King, wife of William King, Jr., cattle. To: My above mentioned
cousin, Benedict Fenwick, all the stock belonging to the forest
plantation. Remainder of estate to be divided between 2 cousins
above mentioned, Benedict and Cuthbert Fenwick, when they are of
age 21. Exec: Brother, Bennet Fenwick. Wit: Ignatius Fenwick, William
King, James Mackby
Fenwick, Dorothy,St. Mary's Co.,1st April, 1724; 19th June, 1724.
To bro. Edmond Plowden, ex., care of estate; to be divided among
all child. (unnamed) equally as they come of age or marry. Test:
George Jenkins, Peter Joye, John Fenwick. 18, 285.
Fenwick, Ellen,St. Mary's Co.,7th Aug., 1737; 1st Nov., 1737. To
dau. Ellen, personalty. To sons Philip and John, 20s. each, and
to each of sd. sons certain personalty to be accounted for out of
their father's estate. To 4 child.: Ignatius, George, Richard and
Ellen, residue of estate. Ex.: Son Ignatius. Test: George Clarke,
Matt, Burne, James Burne. 21. 825.
George Fenwick, SMC 7/15/1769-4/27/1772. Children: William, George,
Jean. Tract: "Chance's Conclusion". Execs: Wife, Jane
and son, George. Wit: Ignatius Fenwick, Richard Fenwick, Henrietta
Fenwick, George Jr.
5/8/1807-10/26/1811, D.C. Sons, Enoch and Benedict after their
mother's decease, all of my real property in Georgetown (Lots 122,
123, 130, 131) in Threkeld's Addition to Georgetown provided there
is no law preventing them from holding property; should there be,
after death of wife Margaret, be equally divided between sons Francis
and George. Son: Francis, land in Pr. Geo's Co. containing 287 ac.
on the condition that he pay John Laird what may be due him in the
year 1810 for the land; a negro man named Lewis, a negro lad named
Michael, household furniture, plantation utensils. Son: George (after
death of his mother) my dwelling plantation in St. Mary's Co. on
Beaverdam Manor, about 400 ac.; a lot in Georgetown; 1/2 of my negroes
not named, furniture, etc. Friends: Rev. Leonard Neale, Rev. Francis
Neale, and Rev. Mr. Coleman $20 each. Wife: Margaret, my dwelling
plantation in St. Mary's Co. called "Swamp Island"; lots
before mentioned; 1/2 of my negroes not named, furniture, stocks,
bonds, contracts and accounts of every kind. Exec: Wife, Margaret.
Wit: Enoch King, Elizabeth Lihault, William Gray. DC Probate Records,
Monica Fenwick, SMC, 11/8/1815-10/21/1817. Sister: Frances Hill,
the land I now live on; a negro boy named Little Joe; one bed and
furniture; and nine silver tablespoons. To: Reverend Enoch Fenwick,
my silver watch and $20. To: Reverend Leonard Edelen, $20. Niece:
Clara Williams, two negroes named Liddy and Letty; one side board;
and eight silver teaspoons. Nephew: Charles G. Greenwell, a negro
man named Robert. To: Elizabeth Fenwick, a negro girl named Eliza;
one bed and furniture; and the young mare, saddle, and the chest
she now has in her possession. To: Monica Fenwick, daughter of Jane
Fenwick (wife of Enoch Fenwick), two negroes named Austin and Henry.
To: Clara Williams, Charles G. Greenwell, Elizabeth Fenwick, and
Monica Fenwick, the residue of my estate divided equally. Exec.:
Nephew, Charles G. Greenwell. Wit.: Mary Williams, Elizabeth Gough,
Fenwick, Richard,St. Mary's Co.,1st Apr., 1714; 26th Apr., 1714.
To sons Rich'd, Cuthbert, John, Enoch and Ignatius, joint exs.,
and their hrs., entire estate, real and personal. Sons by 2nd wife,
, and by 1st wife, , to share equally in
division. Should sons Enoch and Ignatius die during minority, their
estate to pass to survivors. Should disagreement arise, brother
John Fenwick to make division. Test: Joseph Alvey, George Plowden;
Cuthbert Sawell. 13. 699.
Richard Fenwick Liber: JJ#1 Folio: 54, Probate:4/6/1778 To Francis
Drury, Will Carpenter, and Nicholas Moore one cow and calf apiece.
Sister: Helena Fenwick, negroes named Jeff and Jassway. Sister:
Elizabeth Fenwick, a negro girl named Nell. Nephew: Ignatius Clarke,
Jr. my young black horse, bridle and saddle. Sisters: Helena and
Elizabeth Fenwick, a bond of Thomas Clarke's on the bayshore consisting
of 150 pounds of current money, and the residue of my estate. Executor
(s): Sisters, Helena and Elizabeth Fenwick Witnesses: Josiah Langley,
William Fenwick, SMC, 1/5/1813-9/27/1813. Nephews: Enoch Fenwick
and Benedict Fenwick, sons of my brother,George Fenwick, my land
in Beaverdam Manor called "Wales" containing 114 acres;
a negro named Mary and her children; a negro named Joe, after he
serves my wife, Monica Fenwick, for seven years; two, amongst the
best, of my beds and furniture; and my silver chalice after the
death of my wife. Wife: Monica Fenwick, in lieu of her thirds or
dower, a negro named Ralph, his wife Lydia, and their children named
Nell, Bob, Joe, Eliza, and Nell's child named Henry. The negro named
Joe is to stay with my wife for seven years and then he is devised
to my nephews. She is to also have the land recently conveyed to
me by James Forrest, Esquire containing 12 1/2 acres where I now
live and the residue of my estate. EXECUTOR(S): Wife, Monica Fenwick,
and Thomas Gough WITNESSES: Cornelius Manning, Elizabeth Dellahay,
Thomas Gough Exec: Wife and Thomas Gough. Wit: Cornelius Manning,
Elizabeth Delahay, Thomas Gough. No children. He named his nephews
Enoch and Benedict (children of his brother George).
Field, Edward,St. Mary's Co.,6th Oct., 1724; 4th Nov., 1724. To
grandson William and hrs., 40 A. Knotting; he dying
without issue, to grandson Edward and hrs. To son Edward, 60 A.
Batehellor's Rest, where he now lives, during life;
at his decease to grandson William and hrs. To dau. Monica Mohany,
personalty. To son John Spalding, 1s. To sons Edward Field and Samll.
Mohany, exs., residue of personal estate. Test: Clemt. Gardiner,
William Joseph, Samuel Wood. 18, 321.
Fielder (Filder), William
Fielder (Filder), William,St. Mary's Co.,18th Dec., 1718; 24th
Jan., 1718-9. To son William and dau. Mary Lee, 1s. each. To wife
Barbary, extx., residue of estate. Test: Richd. Gyles, Darby Carter,
John Harwood. 15. 14.
Forbes, Dryden Cheseldine
Will of Dryden Cheseldine Forbes of ST. Mary's Co. MD was dated
25 Jan 1759 and probated in August 1760. She left the following:
" To son James Forbes, some slaves; to grandson Charles Samuel
Forbes, some slaves, To daughter, Rebecca Forbes, some slaves, To
Clarissa Sothoron, 30 lbs currency. Executor named as James Forbes.
Witnesses to the will were John and Sarah Blany, K.T. Greenfield.
(Note: According to records of Linda Reno who names Samuel as Samuel
Somerset and not Samuel. Obviously this information is correct since
Charles's mother's father was named Charles Somerset and it would
seem obvious that his parents named him for his grandfather. It
is strange that Dryden did not name her other grandchildren.) Abstract
of the will was given to me by Alice Basile.
Forbes, George,St. Mary's Co.,10th Oct., 1739; 31st Oct., 1739.
To grand-dau. Mary Gordon and hrs., 400 A. Simms Forest
at head of Elk R. in Cecil Co., purchased from Anthony Simms of
St. Marys Co. Shd. she die without issue to go to James Forbes,
son of deceased nephew, John Forbes and his hrs. In event of his
death without hrs. to son-in-law George Gordon and hrs. To granddau.,
afsd., the use of all personal estate in Maryland except that which
is hereafter given away. In case of her death without hrs. to be
divided, 2/3 to George Gordon and 1/3 to James Forbes. To bro. Thomas
Forbes in Scotland and hrs. £100 now in hands of London correspondent,
Mr. William Hunt merchant. To Robert Forbes, Margert Forbes, Jane
Forbes and Margory Forbes monies now in London. To Mary McWillians,
widow, personalty. Testator desires that grand-dau. Mary have use
of money in Bank of England during minority. At her coming of age
to be hers solely. However shd. she die before sd. time, this money
is to be divided, 1/5 to George Gordon and other 4/5 to bros. and
sisters in Scotland, afsd. Testator also desires to be buried in
grave of son George in Bradneck, St. Marys Co., without extravagant
drinking at funeral. Exs.: George Gordon and Kenelm Jones, gent.
Test: John Urguhart, W. McWilliams, T. T. Greenfield. 22. 101.
Ford (Foord, Foard), Robert
Ford, Robert of Strand, planter,St. Mary's Co.27th Dec., 1735;
15th Sept., 1740. To wife Margaret, 1/3 personal estate and interest
in 100 A. Strand during widowhood. To sons John and
Robert and hrs., Strand willed to them by testator's
father Robert. To sons John and Peter and hrs., 82 A. land. To son
Peter, May Pole Purchase willed to him by testator's
father. To sons afsd. 1 A. left by testator's father for a warehouse.
To child. viz., John, Robert Peter, Monica Sherlly, Teresa Winstead
and Annastasia Mattingly, personal estate. Ex.: Son Peter. Test:
William Howard, John Daly, Luke Cusaake. 22. 239.
Will of John Ford, SMC 4/5/1760-5/9/1770. Living near the court
house in sd. county. Wife: Henrietta, during life, the plantation
where I now live called "Ford's Inclosure" and at her
death to sons Robert and Joseph Ford. Son: Philip Ford, land I bought
of my children called "Birch Hangar" lying in same county
in the forest of Chaptico. Son: John, 1 slave. Children by last
wife: Philip, Robert, Joseph, Ann, Margaret, and Eleanor Ford. Wit:
Peter Peake, Susanna Peake, John Hall, Timothy Bowes, Owen Allen.
5/23/1770: Resignation of executorship to mother-in-law, Henrietta
Ford signed by John Ford, Jr.
John Ford, 1/22/1794-4/29/1794 (far advanced in years). Grandson:
John Thompson, the plantation where I live and the land I have.
If hedies without heirs (without having sold or disposed of it)
to my grandson, John Ford; a negro boy named Joe; a negro girl named
Henny; the bed andfurniture he lies on; one case of drawers; one
pair of hand millstones; one chest;my riding horse; a saddle and
bridle; and a small desk that I bought fromPeter Ford. Son: Robert
Ford, my smallest bed and furniture; one iron pot;three chairs;
my wearing apparel; and a negro boy named Jack. Grandson: Athanasius
Thompson, a negro lad named Charles. To: Ann Nevitt, dau. of Matthew
Nevitt, a negro boy named Peter. To: Dorothea Nevitt, dau. of Matthew
Nevitt, my second best bed and furniture. To: Negroes named Patt
and Molly, their freedom at my death. The residue of my estate notdevised
is to be equally divided between my son, Robert Ford; my son-in-law,Charles
Thompson; my granddaughter, Eleanor Nevitt; and my grandson, John
Ford. Execs: Son-in-law, Charles Thompson and son, Robert Ford.
Wit: Clement Sewall, Henry Booth, Obediah Nelson. (This will would
indicate to me that his grandson, John Thompson was perhaps living
with him and I would assume his daughter, the mother of John was
dead). We also see from this willthat one of his daughters was married
to Matthew Nevitt and had 3 children. 6/9/1795: John Thompson, son
of Charles Thompson. Assessors: Ethelburt Cissell and Henry Booth.
Property: "Long in Dispense", "Farthing's Gift",
and "Crackburn's Purchase". "The lands we think are
scarce sufficient to afford necessary fuel to two chimnies until
the heir comes of age".Annual Valuations and Assessments by
Kirk Ranzetta. This apparently is the property devised to John Thompson
by his grandfather, John Ford. Deed from John Thompson to Thomas
Mugg for the land he received from his grandfather, John Ford, 8/13/1808
(Chr. of SM). (His middle initial wasE. or F.).
Robert Ford, SMC 1753-1/31/1754. Wife: Teresa, dwelling plantation
and land contiguous. After her death to grandson Joseph Fenwick
(if no heirs) to granddaughter Margaret Fenwick (if no heirs) to
granddaughter Mary Fenwick (if no heirs) to daughter, Monica Fenwick.
To: Son-in-law, John Fenwick and daughter, Monica Fenwick all land
where John Fenwick now lives and after their death to grandson,
Robert Fenwick. To: Susanna Dunn, dau. of Margaret Dunn, 2 young
negroes. Sister: Teresa Wimsatt, 1000 lbs. tobacco and all accounts
that appear on my book against her or debts due to me. Brothers:
John Ford and Peter Ford, each 1/2 of my wearing apparel and 1000
lbs. tobacco each. To: Monica Williams, a negro wench named Moll
now in the possession of William Williams, her husband. To: the
poor within 6 miles of where I live, 8000 lbs. tobacco. To: Peter
Ford, Jr. 30 lbs. sterling; 1000 lbs. tobacco; 5 barrels of corn;
and all debts due to me. Wife: Teresa, 1/3 of my personal estate
and appoint her Exec. Wit: John Hall, Jr., John Cole, Henry Wimsatt.
Forrest, Helena,St. Mary's Co., ;
24th Apr., 1676; To dau. Eliza: Dundasse, widow of George Dundasse,
execx., entire estate to be divided among her child. (unnamed).
Test: Henry Phippes. 5. 21
Forrest, Patrick, St. George's Hundred,St. Mary's Co.,31st Jan.,
1675; 14th Feb., 1675. To Ellinor Cheverill, dau. of John Cheverill,
personalty. To son Richard and hrs., plantation and 150 A. adjoining
thereto. To dau. Ann, personalty. To dau. Margaret and hrs., 50
A., formerly called Henry Leiss', being a gift from Robert and Thomas
Hatton to testator. In event of death of any of afsd. child. without
issue, survivor or survivors to inherit deceased's portion. To son
George Dundasse, and Eliza:, his wife, and hrs., 300 A. on Back
Ck., Baltimore Co. To wife Ellinor, dower rights, and sd. wife is
appointed execx. jointly with son George Dundasse, afsd. Overseer:
Jno. Cheverill during minority of child. Test: Jno. Hepworth, Edw.
Fisher. 2. 391
Fossee, John,St. Mary's Co.,16th Nov., 1713;
. To dau. Ruth Thomas and hrs., land Kingston
and ½ Shocks Park. To dau. Treacha (Fossee) and
hrs., personalty and Nun's Oeck and residue of Shocks
Park; she dying without issue, sd. land to revert to dau.
Ruth afsd. Son Harbart Thomas, ex. and residuary legatee. Test:
Lawrence Dillon, Jno. Hammond, Dan'll Langhorne. 13. 617.
Foster, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,1st Mch., 1697; 10th Mch., 1697.
To Eliza:, eld. dau. of Thos. Reeves, personalty. Ann Reev****s,
extx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test:
Jno. Smith, Jas. Harris, Jno. Butler, Thos. Reeves. 7. 349.
Fox, Henry, Newtowne,St. Mary's Co.,31st Mch., 1656; 26th Jan.,
1657. To Mary Stiles, John Greenhill and John Luger, personalty.
Wife (unnamed) execx. and residuary legatee. Wife child. (unnamed),
estate at age. Wife John Jarbo and Walter Hall, overseers, estate
in event of death of child. under age. Test: John Pille, Ed. Berkeley,
Luke Barber. 1. 66.
Will of IGNATIUS FRENCH, SR., July18,1771, St. Mary's County MD.
In the name Of God Amen, the eighteenth day of July in the year
of Our Lord, 1771. I, Ignatius French, Senior of St. Mary's County,
being sick of body but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be to
God for it, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body &
that it is appointed for all men to die, make and ordain this my
last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of
all, I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it,
and my body to the earth from whence it came to be buried in Christian
like manner as my executer hereafter named shall see fit, nothing
doubting but at the general resurrection I shall_______ THE SAME
AGAIN BY THE mighty power of Almighty God and as touching (?) such
worldly goods as God has blessed me with in this life. I give and
dispose of in manner and form following. VIZ:Item: I give to my
eldest daughter Ann Yates, one shilling sterling, being her full
part of my estate. Item: I give to my daughter Elinor French, thirty
shillings currency. Item:I give all remainder of my ESTATE, after
my debts are paid to be equally divided amongst my seven children.
Elinor French, James French, Martin French, Raphael French, Mary
French, Ignatius French, Stephen French. Lastly, I appoint my well
beloved son James French my whole and sole Executer of this my last
Will and Testament, revoking & did annulling all other will
or wills by me made, but declare this and no other to be my last
Will and Testament. In WITNESS whereof, I have set my hand and seal
the day and year above written, Ignatius + French Sr.( SEAL ) Signed,
sealed & delivered in the presence of us Peter Brown Francis
Beauman Saint Mary's County to wit: On the twentieth day of March
1772, came Peter Brown and Francis Beauman, the two subscribing
witnesses to the within last will and testament of Ignatius French
Sr., of late of this county aforesaid deceased, and severally made
oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see this
said Ignatius French Sr. the testator herein named, sign and seal
this will and heard him publish & declare the same to be his
last will and testament and that at the time of his doing he was
to the best of their_____each of the apprehension of perfect sense
and of sound & disposing mind, memory and understanding, and
that they respectively subscribed their names as with witnesses
to the said Will in the presence and at the request of the testator
and that they did see each other subscribe their names as witnesses
French, James, planter,St. Mary's Co.,4th Mch., 1733; 18th Mch.,
1733-4. To grandson John, ex., and hrs., 110 A., including dwelling
plantation, being part of Hopton Park. To granddau.
Mary, wife of John Leek, and hrs., 50 A. to be laid out on w. side
Mayland. To servt. James Kirby, his freedom. To grandchild.
, residue of estate. Test: John Thompson, James Kail,
Elizabeth French. 21. 6.
French, John Sr.
Will of John French SR., St. Mary's Co, 19 February, 1767 13 Jun,
1770 To first son John French, all land on west side of Cookses'
Run; at his decease, to grandson Bennett French; if he die without
hrs. to grandson Barnet French. To second son Ignatius French, my
now dwelling plantation and all remainder of land called "Hopton
Park"; but for want of hrs., to grandson Bennet French. 1/2
of personal estate to second son Ignatius French, and youngest dau.
Susanna French. Remainder of estate to be equally divided between
children: Mary Yates,, John French, Elizabeth Medcalf, Monaco Davis,
Ignatius and Susanna French. Ex: Son Ignatius. Wit: Wm. Bruer, Elizabeth,
Anthony and Peter Brown. Samuel Greenwell Petition against estate
of Martin FRENCH, 8/1/1804, St.Marys County, MD Petition of Samuel
Greenwell shows that a certain Martin French d. intestate on or
about April 20, 1804 seized of "Twittenham", leaving your
petitioner, heir and representative of Mary Greenwell (deceased)
who was sister to sd. Martin French and entitled to 1/5 part; James
French, a brother 1/5 part; Raphael French, 1/5 part; Susanna Greenwell,
Eleanor Brown, William Yates, Ignatius Yates, Eleanor French, John
French, Dorothy Cissell, George Cissell, and Barton Yates, which
last mentioned five are infants, his legal representatives. Eleanor
French and John French, heirs of Ignatius French, 1/5; 1/6 to Barton
Yates, heir; Martin Yates, dec'd who was one of the heirs of Ann
Yates,dec'd, sister of the dec'd, 1/5; the others 1/6 or 1/5 pt.
to Susanna Greenwell, one of the heirs of Ann Yates, sister of the
dec'd; Eleanor Yates, 1/6 of 1/5 of Ann Yates; William Yates, 1/6
of 1/5 pt. of Ann Yates, sister of the dec'd; 1/6 of 1/5 pt. To
Ignatius Yates, of Ann Yates, sister of the dec'd; Dorothy Cissell
and George Cissell of Catherine Cissell, repres. of Ann Yates. Purchased
by Andrew Somerville, highest bidder.(SMC Land Commission Records,
JH #5, f.194).
Frissell, Alexander, Herring Creek,St. Mary's Co.,30th Aug. 1666;
27th Sept., 1666. Wife Sarah, execx. and sole legatee during life.
To dau. Rebecca Frissell, plantation at death of wife afsd. Test:
Wm. Watts, Adam Head, Robert Page. 1. 265
Frissell, Forker,St. Mary's Co.,13th Dec., 1661; 23rd Apr., 1662.
To William Harper, plantation for 7 yrs., at the end of which time
to pass to Denish Frissell and hrs. To wife (unnamed) of sd. William
Harper, Mary Halles, dau. of James Halles; Rebeck. Frissell, dau.
of Alexander Frissell; Joan Mackahill, dau. of George Mackahill,
John Mackey and Mr. Wilkinson, personalty. George Mackahill and
Francis Hill, exs. and residuary legatees. Test: Wm. Baker, Mary
Bruckfield, Wm. Harper, Eliza. Harper, Wm. Stanfort. 1. 152.
Gale, Benjamin, joiner,St. Mary's Co.,16th July, 1743;
22nd July, 1743.
To bro. Thomas, ½ real and personal estate.
To sisters Jemima and Anne, residue of estate.
Ex.: Thomas Ingalls.
Test: Richard Wardkey, George Slye, Richard Cooke.
Galle, Lawrence,St. Mary's Co.13th Mch., 1735-6;
6th July, 1736.
To godson John Baptist Greenwell, personalty.
To wife Grace, extx., residue of estate.
Test: Benjamin Gough, Stephen Nothingham, John Thomas.
25 August, 1736. Oath of Clement Brook, one of the witnesses to
will of Edward Digges, late of Prince George Co., dec'd., at instance
of William Digges, afsd. Co. Will recorded v. 13, f. 673, Md. Cal.
of Wills, v. 4, p. 9.
Galley, Grace, widow,St. Mary's Co.,31st Nov., 1737;
5th Mar., 1739.
To sons Charles, Henry, Justiman, Thomas and John Greenwell, dau.-in-law
Mary, wife of Charles, dau. Grace, wife of Michael Rayley, Jr.,
grand-daus., child. of sons Stephen, Henry, Charles and Thomas Greenwell,
to daus. of Jane Norris, wife of Thomas, and to dau. Mary, wife
of John Heard, personalty.
Testatrix desires to be buried with her husbands and child. on her
Ex.: Son Stephen.
Test: William Stone, Jr., John Greenwell, Thomas Gordan.
Gant, James,Brittain's Bay, St. Mary's Co.,10th May, 1717;
4th Aug., 1717.
To son John and hrs., 100 A. on s. e. side of Brittain's Bay, near
Wm. Davis's house, and personalty at 21 yrs. of age.
To son Mathew and hrs., 100 A., Drydocking in the forest
of Brittain's Bay, at head of St. Lawrence R., and personalty at
21 yrs. of age.
To daus. Anne, Eliz. and Mary, personalty at 20 yrs. of age or marriage.
To wife Mary, dwelling plantation, being part of Revell,
during life; at her decease to pass to son Matthew and hrs., wife
Test: Nicholas Mills, John Medley, Thos. Walker, Henry Spinke. 14.
Hugh Gardiner, CC, 6/15/1729. Brothers: Douglas
Gifford Gardiner and Bullet, personalty. Wit: Patrick Mullen, Matthew
Cheshire. Deposition shows that testator declared will at the house
of William Cheshire.
Gardiner, John, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,13th Oct., 1717;
9th Dec., 1717.
To sons John and Clement and hrs., Hillaley, son John
to have 100 A. more than son Clement. Should sons John and Clement
die without issue, the sd. tract Hillaley to pass to
two sons Rich. and Wilfraid and hrs.
To son John, personalty.
To Charles Smith, John Hayes and Edw. Hall and their hrs., 2 tracts,
Gardiner's Grove and Addition of Gardiner's Grove.
There being no patent granted for sd. tracts, testator directs wife
Mary to obtain patent for them in her own name for use of sd. Smith,
Hayes and Hall.
To wife Mary, extx., personalty, ½ dwel. plan., Cannon
Neck, during life. The sd. tract of land, Cannon Neck,
to be equally divided at her decease between two sons, Rich. and
Willfraid, and hrs.
Residue of personal estate divided between wife and child., 4 sons,
John, Clement, Rich. and Willfraid, and 5 daus., Susannah, Elizabeth,
Mary, Ann and Henrietta Maria; wife to accept afsd. legacies in
lieu of her thirds.
Test: Thos. Williams, John Reid, John Atkinson, Dorothy Smith. 14.
Gardiner, John, mariner,St. Mary's Co.,9th Dec., 1742;
4th Aug., 1743.
To cousins John Key, and Bartin Milo, personalty.
To bro. Phillip Key, ex., residue of estate.
Test: William Deacon, Vincent Phillips, Justinian Warton.
John Garner, SMC, 2/8/1801-2/19/1806.
Wife: (unnamed), all of my estate, both real and personal, during
her widowhood. After her death, the estate is to be divided equally
between my children and grandchildren.
Grandchildren: Susanna Good, William Good, and Mary Ann Garner Good,
children of my deceased daughter, Mary Eleanor Good, one fourth
of my estate which would have been their mother's share.
Children: John Garner, Hezekiah Garner, and Elizabeth Nettle, the
remaining three fourths of my estate.
Executor: Wife and Son, Hezekiah Garner.
Witnesses: James Walter, James K. Cawood, Mary Hayden
Gardner, Luke,St. Mary's Co.,4th Dec., 1673;
12th Aug., 1674.
To wife Eliza: execx., home plantation.
To eld. son Richard and hrs., Barberton Manor, Chas.
To next son John and hrs., part of St. John's.
To son Luke and hrs., 300 A. of St. John's, Hillilee,
Gardner's Land, St. Mary's Co., and Grimditch,
To young. son Thomas and hrs., 800 A. on Piscataway Ck., adjoining
brother-in-law Zacharay Wade's. Child. to be of age at 18 yrs. In
event of death of any child or child. without hrs., survivors to
inherit deceased's portion. Should all die without hrs., wife Eliza:
to inherit all real estate; residue of personalty to be for the
Roman Catholic Church and the poor. In event of death of wife and
child. without hrs., land afsd. to pass to child. of brother-in-law
Major Thomas Brooke, and ½ of personalty to goddau. Mary Brooke.
Test: Robt. Carvile, Clement Smith, Eliza: Rider, Richard Lanckford.
Gardner, Richard,St. Mary's Co.,19th Apr., 1687;
3rd Dec., 1687.
To son Luke and hrs., all lands on both sides of the run.
To son John and hrs., Barberton Manor, Chas. Co.
To wife Eliza: and hrs., plantation in Va., and certain personalty
during minority of son Luke.
To brother Luke, by agreement, St. John's.
To sd. sons, Luke and John, and hrs., residue of land equally.
To father-in-law Clement Hill and his wife, to niece and goddau.
Hliza: Gardner, dau. of Luke Gardner, to Monica, wife of Luke Gardner,
and to priests of Catholic Church, personalty.
Exs.: Uncle, Col. Henry Darnall, father Clement Hill, brother Luke
Test: Wm. Langwoorth, Jno. Herd, Thos. Mattingly, Charles Carles,
Wm. Dent. 4. 276.
Gardiner, Wilfred,St. Mary's Co.,9th Sept., 1743;
6th June, 1744.
To bro. George Sly and to Philip Key, Bennet Neale, son of Anthony,
and negro Harry , personalty.
To mother Mary Sly, residue of personal estate.
To sisters Mary Lancaster and Anne Neal, Canoe Neck
Exs.: John Lancaster, Henry Neal.
Test: William Mills, Richard Roper, Thomas Hopkins.
Gates, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,5th Feb., 1694;
6th June, 1698.
To wifo Dorothy, extx., 100 A., Gate's Hope, 60 A.,
Gate's Purchase, 170 A., New Branford, and
20 A., part of Maidstone, bought of Thos. Hunt.
To sons John and Robert equally and hrs., 2 lots at Newport Town,
275 A., St. Michael's, 200 A., St. Mary's,
and 193 A., Gate's Swamp.
To dau. Catherine and hrs., 200 A., part of Poppleton
nr. Patuxent R.
To dau. Susanna and hrs., residue of Branford.
To dau. Ann and hrs., 80 A., part of Maidstone.
To son Joseph, Gate's Hope and Gate's Purchase:
also New Branford and Maidstone afsd. at
decease of mother.
To priest of Roman Catholic Church, personalty.
Test: Rieh'd Edelsn, Jas. Connell, Jas. Haggon.
Note:At foot of will dates of birth of ohild. given as followsCatherine,
born 7th July, 1676; Susanne, 12th Oct., 1678; John, 19th Sept.,
1681; Robert, 13th Feb., 1686; Ann, 23rd July, 1690; Joseph, 8th
Dec., 1693. 6. 113.
Gerard, Justinian,St. Clement's Manor, St. Mary's Co.,4th Aug.,
22nd Jan., 1688.
To wife Sarah, extx., and hrs., antire estate, real and personal,
including Bramly, and plantation in Westmoreland Co.,
Va., consisting of 2 tracts; one formerly in possession of James
Renolds, and the other formerly in possession of Wilkes Maunders,
dec'd; also property in Lancashire, Eng.
Test: Jno. Coode, Nehemiah Blackiston, Henry Ferneley, Thos. Sikes,
Wm. Taylor. 6. 43.
Gerrard, Thomas, of Mathotick River, formerly of St. Clement's
Manor,St. Mary's Co.,5th Feb., 1672;
15th Dec., 1673.
To dau. Mary and hrs., 4 seats of land in St. Mary's Co., including
St. Katharine's Manor and Westwood Lodge.
In event of death of dau. Mary without hrs., sd. lands to pass to
surviving sons and daus. of testator.
To eld. son Justinian and hrs., part of St. Clement's Manor;
also any land or lands in Eng.
To wife Rose during life, and male hrs., ½ of sd. St.
Clement's Manor; ½ of Bastfoord Manor, and
½ of Gerrard's Reserve, Va. In event of death of
sd. wife without male issue, son Justinian to possess the whole
of St. Clement's Manor.
To young son John, ½ of Bastfoord Manor and ½
of Gerrard's Reserve, Va.; to possess the whole of sd.
tracts in event of death of said wife without male issue.
To other 3 sons and 5 daus., sons-in-law, daus.-in-law grandchild.;
viz: Gerrard Paten and Gerrard Tucker at 18 yrs. of age, and to
John Wauge, personalty.
Exs.: Wife Rose and son Gerrard.
Test: John Waugh, Isaac Allerton, John Lee.
Testator desires to be buried by deceased wife Susanna. 1. 567.
Gerrard, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,17th Nov., 1685;
20th Oct., 1686.
Wife Anne extx. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal.
Test: Jo. Bearcroft, Benj. Hobson, Robt. Thompson, James Ellis.
Gifford, William,St. Mary's Co., ;
5th Nov., 1675.
Henry Elliott, ex. and sole legatee.
Test: John Hales. 2. 360.
Glover, Thomas, planter,St. Mary's Co.,2nd June, 1731;
3rd Nov., 1731.
To sons Thomas and Richard, 12d. each.
To unborn child, personalty; sd. child if a boy to be of age at
18, if a girl at 16; shd. sd. child die during minority, pt. of
afsd. legacy to unborn child of son Richard.
To wife Weneford, extx., residue of personalty either in Maryland
Test: Patrick Brady, Rebecca Williams, Ubgatt Reeves. 20, 256.
Goldsberry, John, planter,St. Mary's Co.,29th Mar., 1718.
To son Robert, lease of 60 A. and personalty.
To son William, personalty.
To Margaret Goldsberry, grandson Edward Goldsberry and John (son
of William Goldsberry), personalty.
Residue of estate to sons Robert and William, equally.
Test: Thos. Blackman, Thos. Thornley, Margaret Goldsberry (Gouldsberry).
Will of Robert Goldsberry, SMC 10/21/1756-11/1/1756.
To: Sarah Jole, tract I now live on called "Poppanfields",
190 ac. If she dies without issue, then to Elizabeth Morris and
Mary Morris, daus. of John and Ann Morris.
To: George Jole,a hiefer.
Exec: Sister, Sarah Jole.
Wit: Gilbert Anderson, Sarah Tole, Ann Groogin.
Goldsmith, John,St. Mary's Co.,17th Apr., 1683; 31st July 1683.
To son Thomas Notley Goldsmith, home plantation.
To son John Gerrard Goldsmith, sd. plantation in event of death
of son Thomas Notley without hrs., or during minority; also 400
A. (unnamed) on e. side Chaptico Branch.
To son William, sd. plantation in event of death of other sons afsd.
without hrs.; also 200 A., Intirement.
To William Nefinger and Judith, his wife, life interest in sd. tract,
To daus. Nottley Goldsmith and Eliza: Jourdaine, and to son-in-law
Thomas Love, personalty.
To young. child., viz., Thomas Notley, John Gerrard, William, Priscilla,
Margaret and Sarah, residue of personal estate, equally.
Wife Judith, execx.
Overseers: Sons-in-law Wm. Nefinger and Thos. Jourdaine.
Test: Edward Turner, Jno. Scane, Thos. Waringe. 4. 15.
Goldsmith, John, St. Mary's Co. 20 Jan 1765, 5 Aug 1773
To son John Goldsmith, the land where I now live and that part tended
by Joseph Dunbarr called Island Cutt.
To son Thomas Goldsmith, land occupied by William Walter.
All other lands to be divided by my three sons, John, Thomas and
That John and Thomas pay to son Notly 5000 pounds of crop tobacco
and a suit of coarse broad cloth, at age 21.
My personal estate to be divided between my four children, Notley,
Lidia, Ann and Elizabeth Goldsmith, reserving to my wife Jane Goldsmith
as the law directs.
Wife Jane Goldsmith, extx.
Wits Wm, Jordan, John Eden, John Mason. 39. 739
Christopher Goodaker (no County named) 1/18/1663-1/28/1663. Wife:
Dorothy and son, Richard estate equally.
Wit: John Lawson and Susanna White.
Goodson, Christopher,Poplar Hill, St. Mary's Co.,8th Oct., 1688;
8th Nov., 1688;
To Eliza: Noble, dau. of John Noble, personalty.
Wife Frances, extx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
Test: Jno. Cambell, Wm. Husband, Michael Boliu, Robt. Thomas. 6.
Goodwin, George,St. Mary's Co.,7th Jan., 1672;
22nd Jan., 1672.
Henry Exon, ex. and sole legatee.
Test: Thos. Caffard, Winifrede Horne. 1. 518.
Will of Benjamin Gough, SMC, 3/20/1774-9/1/1774. Son: Charles,
Exec., all my land. Daughter: Rebecca, a negro boy Stephen. Daughter:
Mary, a desk. Daughter: Brittania, a 4' chest. Son Charles to take
care of son Jeremiah until he is 16 years old and then to be bound
out to a trade. Wife: Susanna, Exec., all my estate during her life
and at her death equally among my five children--Charles, Mary,
Rebecca, Brittania, and Jeremiah Gough. Wit: John Greenwell of James,
Rodolphus Norris, Vincent Inge. Rodolphus Norris and Vincent Inge
state that they did not think Benjamin Gough was of a sound mind.
John Greenwell of James states that he does think he was of a sound
Gough (Gaugh, Goff), Benjamin
Gough (Gaugh), Benjamin,St. Mary's Co.21st Mch., 1735-6;
2nd June, 1736.
To sons Benjamin and James and their hrs., dwelling plantation ,
divided equally at their majority; and personalty. Shd. sd. sons
die without issue lands afsd. to pass to daus. Mary and Perselea
and their hrs.
Wife Jane, extx.
Test: John Greenwell, John Medley, John Blake.
Gough, James,St. Mary's Co.,18th Dec., 1725;
31st Jan., 1725.
To eldest son James and hrs., 100 A. Rachoon point,
taken up by Richard Nevitt, on e. side Britton's Bay; 100 A. dwelling
plantation St. Bernards, 200 A. of St. Margarett's
(100 A. thereof sold to bro. Benjamin) and 109 A. Ladyland;
To son Stephen and hrs., 150 A. Jarboes, w. side Britton's
Bay; 60 A. marsh land adj. and 42 A. Gough's Levell,
e. side Brittains Bay; and personalty.
To son Peter and hrs., 190 A. bou. of Nicholas Lowe,
To daus. Elizabeth and Ann, personalty.
To son Baptista, £60 to purchase land.
To wife Elizabeth, extx., personalty, and to divide with child.
afsd. residue of personal estate; shd. she marry, to forfeit all
Test: Richard Thompson, Benjamin Gough, Richard Farthing, Joh. Harwood.
Note: Widow claims her thirds. 18, 435.
James Gough, SMC 2/19/1774-8/5/1774. 50 ac. of land to be sold.
Son: John Baptist Gough, my dwelling plantation containing 100 ac.
moveable estate to my 6 remaining children: Jane, Elizabeth, Annesary,
Matthew, Ann, and Mary Gough. Exec: Wife, Susanna and Stephen Gough.
Matthew Norris, Stephen Norris, Eleanor Greenwell. The widow does
to the will.
Gough, Mary, widow,St. Mary's Co.,31st Oct., 1743;
30th Nov., 1743.
To dau. Anastatia at 16 yrs., £10 and testator's share of the
estate of her husband Stephen.
Son James to be of age at 18 yrs. but not to receive any estate
until he is 21.
Ex.: Bro. John Norris.
Test: Joshua Woodward, Thom. Howard, William Russell.
Gough, Stephen,St. Mary's Co.,22nd Oct., 1700;
2nd Jan., 1700.
To Nicholas Galick, personalty.
To eld. son James, ex., and hrs., 100 A., Vacooun Point,
on this side Brittain's Bay, taken up by Rich'd Nevett; 100 A.,
St. Barnard's, and 300 A., St. Margaret's.
To young. son Benjamin, parcel of land lying in Beaver Dam
To wife Clare, sons James and Benjamin, daus. Mary and Morrica,
residue of estate.
Test: Lawrence Gall, Jas. Greenwell, Jno. Greenwell, Grace Greenwell.
Gough, Stephen, planter,St. Mary's Co.,30th March, 1743;
21st April, 1743.
To son Ignatius, 150 A. dwelling plant, 42 A. Galigh's Level,
48 A. Gough's Convenience.
To son Matthew, dau. Anastaticia, bro.-in-law John Norris, personalty.
To wife Mary, extx., residue of estate.
Test: Clement Spink, Susanna Norris, William Russell.
Note: May 4, 1743 widow takes her legal third.
Gover, Daniel,St. Mary's Co.,23d May, 1674;
9th June, 1674.
To brother Emanuel Ratcliffe and Eliza: Exons, personalty. Ex. not
Test: Geo. Fennix, Edwin Lecroft. 1. 620.
Gowdard, John,St. Mary's Co.,23rd Nov., 1700;
To son John and hrs., dwelling plantation.
To daus. Margaret and Eliza: and hrs., Heart's Delight;
also plantation afsd. in event of death of their brother John during
minority, and in event of there being no hrs., sd. land to pass
to John Brewer and his hrs.
To wife Mary, extx., personalty.
Test: Thos. Dillon, Jno. Cambell, Ell. Shortwell, Simon Gurling.
Grace, John, Basford Manor,St. Mary's Co.,10th Jan.,
21st Mch., 1675.
Wife Ann, execx. and sole legatee.
Test: Edw. Baylie, Ann Breden. 2. 407.
Graile, Francis,St. Mary's Co.,6th Feb., 1675;
15th Mch., 1675.
To Edward Pearce, Thomas and John, the sons of Thomas Pearce, dec'd,
Gilbert Turberfield and Mary Robinson, personalty.
William Strainer, ex. and residuary legatee.
Test: Richard Dell, Lidia Turberfile. 2. 409.
Will of John Graves, Sr.,St. Mary's Co. 1/27/1746-7/5/1748. To:
George Thompson, SMC, right to plantation he now lives on called
"Rocky Point". Son: Thomas, plantation he lives on called
"Hopewell" and "Pt. of Hardship's Addition";
at his death to my grandson, Thomas Graves, Jr. and for want of
heirs to my grandson Joshua Graves, and for want of heirs to his
brother John Graves, and for want of heirs, to my granddaughter
Henrietta Anderson, and for want of heirs son on to the youngest
of son Thomas' children. For want of such heirs then to fall to
granddaughter, Tabitha Graves, dau. to John Graves, Jr. (deceased)
and for want of such heirs to her brother, John Graves, and for
want of heirs to his brother Jesse Graves, and for want of such
heirs to fall to my son George Graves. Grandson: Jesse Graves, the
plantation his father lived on when he died being pt. of "Graves'
Chance". Grandson: John Graves, son of John Graves, Jr. (deceased),
"Graves' Lot". Son: George, "Graves' Swamp".
Grandsons: Jesse Graves and John Graves to be under care and tuition
of son George Graves until age 18. Daughter: Eleanor Graves "Hardship's
Addition" and for want of heirs, to daughter Ann Graves and
for want of heirs to granddaughter, Mary Ann Nelson and for want
of heirs to granddaughter Chloe Nelson and for want of heirs to
grandson Seneca Nelson and for want of heirs to daughter Elizabeth
Nelson and for want of heirs to daughter Margaret Standidge. Daughter:
Elizabeth Nelson "Doe Park" and 50 ac. "Doe Park's
Addition". Daughter: Margaret Standidge, pt. of "North
Addition to Doe Park". Daughter-in-law: Margaret Graves. If
any of the children or grandchildren forsake the Protestant religion,
they they are to be disinherited. Wit: Richard Weaklin, Robert Drury,
Green, Mary (widow),St. Mary's Co.,12th May, 1716;
To sons Thos. and James and hrs., Guyther's Purchase
as now divided, between them. Should sd. sons die without issue,
their share to pass to their widows during widowhood, then to grandson
Thos. Squires and hrs. Should he die without issue, to next hr.
of dau. Squires.
To dau. Sarah Squires, personalty; she to enjoy part of the tract
belonging to son James. Jno. Squires to have liberty to clear and
plant same at his wife's pleasure.
To Jane Campbell, personalty.
To grandson Thos. Squires, personalty at age of 18.
Ex.: Son James.
Test: Danll. Clocker, Alice Clocker, Jno. Baker. 14. 229.
Green, Thomas, Governor,St. Mary's Co.,18th Nov., 1650.
After reserving a livelihood for himself, assigns to his friends
Henry Adams and James Langworth entire estate, real and personal,
for benefit of wife Winifred and children Thomas, Leonard, Robert
and Francis; but desires wife afsd. to have full possession during
her life, except that a certain amount of tobacco is to be given
to friend Thos. Copley. Wife to give to sons afsd. designated shares
in succession. In event of death of wife and of children without
issue, ¾ of estate to be given to charity and balance to Henry
Adams and James Langworth afsd.
Test: Richd. Willan, Alice Smith. Pat. Rec. 1, 188.
Greene, Leonard,St. Mary's Co.,10th Jan., 1687;
4th July, 1688.
To wife Ann, Greene's Rest during life.
To son Thomas and hrs., sd. plantation at death of his mother, also
200 A. at Panguya, Chas. Co., being part of Greene's Inheritance
patented by testator and 2 brothers, viz., Francis and Robert.
To eld. dau. Wynyfred and hrs., 200 A., part of sd. Greene's
To dau. Mary and hrs., 200 A., part of sd. tract.
To dau. Margaret and hrs., 200 A., part of sd. tract.
Child. to be in care of their mother.
Exs., Brother Francis Greene, brother Thomas Clarke.
Test: Francis Penington, Kenelm Cheseldyn, Thos. Taylor, Kate Cannon.
Henry Greenfield, SMC 11/1/1748-12/6/1748.
Brother: Thomas, 43 lbs. sterling and all tobacco he now owes me.
Brother: George, that moiety or half tract of "Good Luck"
now joining to his land; a horse called "Jolly"; and a
Cousin: Catherine Cartwright, a negro girl Priss and her increase.
To: Elizabeth Barber's daughter, Rebecca 25 lbs. sterling at age
16. Wit: James Forbes, Nathaniel Parran, Nathaniel T. Greenfield.
Greenfield, Nathaniel Truman
Nathaniel Truman Greenfield, SMC, 11/21/1783-6/9/1784. Sister:
Susanna Wilkinson Greenfield, all of my estate both real and personal.
is to rent out the lands and hire out the negroes. To: Friend, William
Cartwright, all of my wearing apparel, except my gold, silver buttons,
silver shoebuckles. Exec: Sister, Susanna Wilkinson Greenfield.
Elizabeth Chesley, William Kilgour, George Clarke Somerville.
Greenfield, Nathaniel Truman
Nathaniel Truman Greenfield, SMC 11/28/1762-2/19/1763. Wife:
Rebecca, slaves to be sold to educate children. Son: Thomas Truman
Greenfield. Mentions: Dr. Hamilton; all slaves except one which
gave to my daughter Nancy to be equally divided. Mentions: all my
Exec: Wife, Rebecca. Wit: Meverell Locke, Thomas Greenfield, John
Greenfield, Thomas Truman
Greenfield, Thomas Truman,St. Mary's Co.,3rd Feb., 1730;
11th Mch., 1733-4.
To eld. son Thomas Truman and hrs., 2354 A., Trent Neck,
Stoke Bardolph, Arcadia and Greenfield's
Discovery, provided he conform to this will and his mother's
deelre touching lands descended to her by the death of her brother
Kenhelm Chiseldyne; should sd. son Thomas or any of his hrs. molest,
sue for and recover lands descended to his mother to detriment of
son Kenhelm or hrs., then sd. son Kenhelm and hrs. shall be vested
in a good and sure estate in Fee Tail as expressed to son Thomas
of, in and to Trent Neck bought of the then Lord Baltimore
and also in afsd. tracts. Son Thomas to take no benefit of this
will, except what was had from uncle Thomas Truman, esq., i. e.,
in 1210 A. in Trent Neck, The Wedge, Refuse,
Backland, Snenton and The Inclosure;
sd. son Thomas dying without issue sd. lands to pass to son Kenhelm
and hrs., and in default of such hrs. to son Gerard and hrs., and
in default of such hrs. to son Walter and hrs., and in default of
such hrs. to son Nathaniel and hrs., and in default of such hrs.,
to son James and hrs., and in default of such hrs. to dau. Mariamne
Truman Stoddart and hrs., and in default of such hrs. to dau. Sabina
and hrs., and in default of such hrs. to right male hrs. of testator.
To son Kenhelm Truman Greenfield and hrs., Trumans Hope,
Scegby, 150 A. bought of mother , Saint
Margaret's Island, and 1/3 of the lands his uncle Kenhelm Cheslldyne
died possessed of, and in default of such hrs. to descend as directed
in preceding paragraph.
To wife Anne, lands below the 30 ft. house Neck Gut and the head
of the branch which falls into it, being where mill stands, one-half
use of mill during life, after her decease same to pass to son Thomas
To son Gerard Truman Greenfield and hrs., part of Retaliation,
part of Addition, The Barrens and Golden
Race, Prince George Co.
To son Walter Truman Greenfield and hrs., Truman's Chance,
whereon Robert Gill dwells, Fishing Place, given by
will of Peter Harris, The Forks, Addition
adjoining thereto, 109 A. bought of William Maria Farthing near
John Medley's Neck.
To son Nathaniel Truman Greenfield and hrs., land bought of John
Bowles, Farthing's Disoovery, tract bought of Joshua
Heartley and tract bought of Henry Gibbins.
To son James Truman Greenfield and hrs., land bought of George Kieth
and Henry Gibbins whereon Samuel Fowler now dwells, Lamley,
Keeche's Folly, n. part of Holbydge Town,
w. part of Peny Farthing, a lot in Seymour town.
To dau. Mariamne Truman Stoddert and hrs., Truman's Acquaintance.
To dau. Sabina Truman Greenfield and hrs., Wolf's Den,
To godson Thomas Greenfield Truman and hrs., the w. 100 A. of Penny
Farthing, Charles Co., on condition he and they go by the
name of Greenfield as testator does by name of Truman.
To niece Rebecca Jowles and hrs., s. ½ of Holbydge Town.
To godson James Greenfield Wood the land his father holds (after
his mother's decease) for and during a term of 7 yrs.
To hrs. of John Craycraft of Prince George's Co., rights and interests
in Cross Gutt.
Testator states that some yrs. ago having agreed to sell to John
Adams of Charles Co. a tract known as Mount Olivet for
consideration of 3000 lbs. tob. and £20, of which was paid
£5 and 1200 lbs. tob., wills that sd. Adams or his hrs. have
the land on same terms, residue of payment to be included in personal
estate, if he or they do not accept these terms money paid to be
refunded to sd. Adams, and sons James, Nathaniel, Walter, Gerard,
Kenhelm and Thomas and daus. Mariamne and Sabina hold sd. land successively.
To dau. Mariamne Truman Stoddert and hrs., 15,000 lbs. tob. to be
paid out of profits of lands, provided books do not show such sum
as paid to her or her husband before consummation of will.
To son Nathaniel Truman Greenfield and hrs., Cooek's Hope,
To each of child. (dau. Mariamne excepted), 16,000 lbs. tob. or
value thereof. Dau. Sabina to receive portion at age of 16, or day
of marriage, sons as they arrive to age of 21 yrs.
To mother , rents of Golden Race during
To brother James, personalty, 2/3s. personal estate to be divided
between young. dau. and six sons. Should sons or daus. or their
hrs. or descendants marry a Roman Catholls, or themselves embrace
that religion, neither they or any of them to have any benefits
from this will, and whatever is bequesthed them to revert to next
Protestant heir. Disputes arising as to interpretation of this will
to be referred to decision of trustees, intention of testator being
that lands shall pass from one to another in the same order as herein
set down, in case of want of lawful issue, tho' the sd. child. had
Exs.: Wife and sons Thomas and Kenhelm.
Overseers: Daniel Dulany, Henry Holland Hawkins, Leonard Hollyday,
John Stoddert, William Wilkinson, Philip Key, Thomas Gant.
Test: John Forbes, Tho. Brooke, Thomas Addington, James Hay, Rand
Morris, John Burch.
Codieil 11th Nov., 1733. Bequest of part of Soegby to
son Kenhelm revoked, and two northernmost 100 A. of sd. tract bequeathed
to son Nathaniel in the same manner as other land in former part
of will is given.
To young. son James Truman Greenfield and hrs., mortgage of land
from brother James and one from Robert Elliott. Wife empowered to
cancell debts against such debtors as to her seem fit objects of
Test: Joshua Nelson, Robert Elliott, Thomas Addington. 20. 892.
Greennoch, Elizabeth, widow,St. Mary's Co.,24th Nov., 1742;
29th Nov. 1742.
To bros. and sisters , cattle.
To bro. Richard Brewer, his son Richard, god dau. Mary Ann Brewer,
Matthew Anderson, Elizabeth McCrachlin (Crachlin), David McCrachlin,
Mark Mattingly, Mary Marter, Mark Brewer and John Baptist Anderson,
Ex.: Bro.-in-law John Matting.
Test: Rachel Neal, James Thompson.
Greenock, Richard,St. Mary's Co., ;
1st Nov., 1742.
David McCrackin and William Ray took oath that they heard test.
who died November 1st, say that he willed his entire estate to his
wife , with the exception of some books that he willed
to his godchild .
Austin Greenwell, 10/7/1823-1/13/1832. Son: John Allen, sorrel
horse. Son: Augustine, all property that I have a bill of sale on
record. Daughter: Cecelia Greenwell, $10. Wife: Elizabeth, all the
rest of my estate for life and then to my 6 children--Cecelia, Lewis,
Augustine, Enoch, Thomas, and John Allen Greenwell. Daughter: Mary
Cissell, 25 cents as her part in full of my estate. Exec: Son, John
Allen Greenwell. Wit: Philip Greenwell of Charles, John Redman.
Greenwell, James,St. Mary's Co.,28th Nov., 1709;
14th Aug., 1714.
To wife Grace, extx., during widowhood, ½ of 200 A., Pileswood
Lane, it being the dwelling place; she to have charge of younger
child. until they are 18 yrs. of age.
To son John and hrs., residue of land afsd.; he to have charge of
child. should wife marry or die. In event of his death without issue,
his estate to pass in succession to sons Justinian and Ignatius
and hrs., to son Stephen and hrs., son Charles and hrs., and then
to 3 sons Henry, Thos. and William and hrs. To sons afsd., personalty.
To son James, 1 shilling in full of his share of estate.
To 3 daus., Mary Heard, Grace Clarke and Jane (Greenwell), at 18
Test: Jo. Mason, Henry Taylor, James Gough, Peter Gahart.
Greenwell, James,St. Mary's Co.,20th Mar., 1723-4;
11th April, 1724.
To son James and hrs., entire real estate; he dying without issue,
to pass to son Enoch and hrs.
To wife Sarah, extx., use of lands till sons afsd. are of age, and
personal estate. Shd. wife die before youngest children (not designated)
are of age, they are left to care of bro. Ignatins. Sons of age
at 20 yrs.
Test: John Hammond, Thomas Norris (Norrice), John Greenwell. 18,
Greenwell, John,St. Mary's Co.,22nd Dec., 1739;
15th July, 1741.
To sons John Wiseman, John Basil and James and their hrs. Pilese
To son Joshua, Last Shift.
To son John Baptist, 100 A. Rochester.
Extx.: Wife Catherine.
Test Thomas Norres, Jr., John Norres and Thomas Norres.
Greenwell , John,New Towne,27th Mch., 1658;
3rd Apr., 1658.
To son James, ex., entire estate, "Piles Woodland", except
legacies to following:
To wife Bridgett, god-dau. Anna Warren, and Mr. Fitzherbert, personalty.
Wife to be in charge of estate until son afsd. comes of age; shd.
sd. son die during minority, 1/3 of estate is bequesthed to overseers,
Capt. Wm. Evans and James Langworth, and residue disposed of to
pious uses, as for the relief or poor Catholie children and the
Test: Walter Hall, John Shirteliffe, Thomas Bankes. Liber P. C.
R. f. 7.
Will of Philip Greenwell, SMC 9/4/1774-11/1/1774. Son: Thomas,
tobacco; wearing apparel; furniture; bridle; a colt; and all of
tract where I now live except the pt. bought of Philip Medley; and
his death, to son Joseph. Son: Joseph, 36 ac. which is that pt.
land which I bought of Philip Medley at the head of Medley's Branch,
bounded by a division post between Nathaniel Greenfield and Philip
Greenwell; a negro girl Mary; money and a bond I have against Thomas
Shercliffe. Wife: Winifred, Exec., negroes Jacob and Henry and their
wives; stock; and furniture. Children: Mary and Joseph Greenwell
negroes named Jeremiah, Little Jacob, Joshua, Barnaby, Eleanor,
and James and the residue of my personal estate. Wit: John Greenwell,
Jr., Bennet Combs, Nicholas Greenwell.
Griffen (Griffin), William
Griffen (Griffin), William,St. Mary's Co.,24th March, 1729-30;
25th April, 1730.
To William (son by first wife Mary), personalty; shd. sd. son die
without issue, to pass to son Ezekiel (son of last wife Pathena).
To son Ezekiel and hrs., personal estate, wife's thirds excepted.
Wife Pathena, extx.
Test: Mark Cooper, Theophilus R. Miller.
Note: To William Jaction, son of other wife Mary, personalty. 20,
Griffin, Richard,St. Mary's Co.,4th March, 1744;
18th Aug., 1744.
To wife Mary, extx., life interest in dwelling plantation which
lies next to plantation of dau. Willen Bassett. At her death to
pass to son Parnemas and hrs. Shd. he die without hrs., to daus.
Anne and Elizabeth also Beaver Dam Neck.
To dau. Willen Bassett and her son , part of Beaver
Dam Neck for 7 yrs. She to pay testator's widow afsd. 1s.
a yr. rent.
To daus. Willen Bassett, Parthenia Mitchell, Sarah Tell and Elizabeth
Thompson, 1s. each.
Test: Martha Glover, Sarah Camwell, Daniel Sullivan.
Note: Widow makes her election and abides by will.
Griffin, Thomas,St. Jerome's, St. Mary's Co.,27th Nov., 1687;
3rd Dec., 1688.
To son Richard, Beaver Dam on Beaver Dam Neck.
To son John, dwelling plantation; to be of age at 16 yrs.
To dau. Mary and to grandchild, Sarah Lee, personalty.
Son Thomas, ex. and residuary legatce of estate, real and personal,
and to be guardian of his sister and brother, viz., Mary and John
Test: Jos. Toulson, Wm. Pries, Rich'd Benton, Jno. Edwards.
Griffin, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,11th Oct., 1736;
24th May, 1742.
To sons Nicholas, ex., Philip, James and Thomas, portions of plantation;
son James to have the house. Sd. plantation lies next to that of
Wm. Nouland and includes well dug by Wm. Douss.
To son Abraham, plantation lying on ridge called Scot land.
Sons to be of age at 18 yrs.
To grandson John (Griffin) at 18 yrs., estate of first son to die
without hrs. Estate of any other son dying without hrs. to pass
to his surving brothers.
To dau. Ann Cooper, 1s.
To sons afsd. and daus. Mary and Susannah, personalty.
Test: Wm. Cutler, Jno. Cuffny, Jas. Chizum.
Gristy, Benjamin ; ST. MARY'S CO. WILL BOOK TA1; FF 734 PROBATED
FEB. 14, 1775 FIRST I give and bequeath my soul to god who made
it, secondly my body to the grave to be buried after the discretion
of my friends, and all my worldly goods in manner and form as followeth
ITEM I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife, Ann Gristy the
house why, principally and first of all I give and recommend my
soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend
it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner
at the discretion of my executor, nothing doubting but at the general
resurection I shall recieve the same again by the mighty power of
God, and as touching such worldly estate, where with it hath pleased
God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same
in the following in the manner VIZ:
INPRIMIS. I give and bequeath to Margaret my dearly beloved wife
the third part of my personal estate, after my just debts being
paid and two working horses, with a priveledge upon the said tract
of land called the Strand during her widowhood...
ITEM I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Ford, and my second
son Robert Ford, the said tract of land called the Strand to them
willed by my father Robert, and their heirs forever, as the first
patent obtained by him containing one hundred acres, lying and being
in the main frosh of Brittains Bay....
ITEM I give and bequeath unto my eldest son and my third son Peter
Ford eighty two acres of Swiftisland contained within the bounds
of the said tract of land called the Strand, more than the original
quantity mentioned in the said fathers patent, which I value bonafide
at six thousand pounds of tobacco, purchase made by me, and which
said eighty two acres I give and bequeath, unto the said John and
Peter Ford and their heirs forever, provided they pay or cause to
be paid mess whereof I've set my hand and affixed my seal, this
thirtieth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and seventy
Signed sealed and published
in the presence of us
Grubb, John,St. Mary's Co.,14th Apr., 1695;
Wife Ann, extx. and sole legatee of estate.
Test: Sam'l Cooksey, Thos. Torpin, Jos. Joseph, David Parsons.
Guibert, Elizabeth,St. Mary's Co.,19th Dec., 1715;
17th Sept., 1716.
To son John Blackiston and male hrs. (being Protestants), dwelling
plantation, Langworth Point, on Potomac River in St.
Clement's Hundred, and all real estate except 150 A.
To dau. Mary Mason and hrs., being Protestant, and for want of such
issue to next surviving Protestant heir, 150 A. afsd., it being
a part of tract of waste land bought of Mich. Curtis of St. Clements
Hund. Should son John die without Protestant issue, land given to
sd. son to be equally divided among grandchild. and their hrs.
To daus. Susanah Attoway, Rebecka Walters, Mary Mason and Ann Blackiston,
granddau. Elizabeth Blackiston and grandson Nehemiah Blackiston,
To son John afsd., ex., ½ personal estate, other half to be
equally divided among daus. above mentioned and their hrs.
To church for ornaments, as vestry shall see fit, 2,000 lbs. tobacco.
Test: John Coode, Wm. Gibson, James Brian, Katherine Gibson. 14.
Guibert (Guybert), Thomas
Guibert, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,17th March, 1728-9;
7th May, 1729.
To daus. Elizabeth and Anne, personalty.
To wife Sarah, extx., plantation and land in the neck by Ralph Bagleys
during life; at her decease to two daus. afsd. equally; and residue
of personalty; to bring up daus. afsd. at her own charge.
Overseers: Bro. Joshua and Justinian Jordan.
Test: William Coode, James Thompson, Ann Blackiston. 19, 690.
Guibert, Joshua,St. Mary's Co.,26th Feb., 1713;
16th May, 1713.
To son Thomas and hrs., dwelling plantation on St. Clement's Bay,
and lands adjoining thereto.
To son Matthew and hrs., Guibert's Chance and the addition
to same nr. St. Clement's Bay.
To son Joshua and hrs., about 160 A., Tower Hill in
Chas. Co., also dwelling plantation afsd. should son Thomas die
To dau. Mary, personalty.
To dau. Eliza: Carberry, personalty in addition to that given her
when she married Thos. Turner.
To dau. Ann Blackston, personalty in addition to that given her
when she married John Blackston.
To wife Elizabeth, life interest in dwelling plantation and lands
devised son Thomas afsd.
Sons Thomas and Joshua afsd., exs., and residuary legatees.
Test: Wm. Walker, Frances Marritt, John Marritt. 13. 593.
Guibert, Joshua,St. Mary's Co.,10th Nov., 1743;
1st Dec., 1743.
To wife Jane, extx., life interest in real and personal estate.
At her death personal estat to be divided bet. child. Elizabeth,
Anne, Joshua, Susannah Goode and Mary Woodward.
Testator's land extends to land belonging to Thos. Chamberlin.
To grandchild. Luke and Joseph Woodward and Joshua and John Sandys,
Test: Martha Guibert, John Guibert, Jame Dickson.
Note: Widow makes her election and abides by above will.
Note: Nov. 14, 1743, James Dubar and Raphell Nede took oath that
on the 12th of Nov. they heard the testator, then very weak, say
that he wished a slave to go to his youngest daus. Ann and Susannah
Guibert, Susannah Gerard Blakiston
Will of Susannah Gerard Blakiston Guibert dated 17 Sep 1716 and
Elizabeth wills to son John Blakiston, Longworth Pt. (which she
received from father as dower) on the Potomac River in St. Clements
Hundred and all real estate except 100 acres. To her daughter Mary
Mason and Heirs for want of issue next surviving heir part of tract
of wasteland bought of Michael Curtis of St. Clements Hundred. Should
son, John, die the land to be equally divided among grandchildren
and their heirs. Daughters Susannah Attaway, Rebecca Walton, Mary
lMason and g. daughter, Ann Blakiston and grandson Nehemiah Blakiston
mentioned. Son, John named executor of estate. John to receive 1/2
of personal estate and other half to daughters and their heirs.
2000 pounds of Tobacco to go to the Church for Church ornaments
and vestry. Susannah was vehement that anyone who was to receive
anything from her must be Protestant, and if they became Catholic
they were not eligible to receive anything from her.
Maryland Historical Society.
Gulick, Nicholas,St. Mary's Co.,9th Apr., 1718;
27th May, 1718.
To friend John Leck, ex., and hrs., all land on Eastern Shore, on
or near Chester R., left testator by John Lundy (excepting 100 A.
already given to Bernard Howard).
Test: Jas. Worrick, Mary Howard, Mildred Thompson, Henry Spinke.
Guyther, Mary, widow,St. Mary's Co.,29th Oct., 1716;
29th Nov., 1716.
To son Owen and dau. Sarah and hrs., The Folly, equally.
To daus. Dorothy and Mary Barron Neck, equally. Should
either die before they are of age, their portion to go to son Owen
and hrs., or in event of marriage of either of sd. daus. to a landed
man, her part to go to son Owen.
Cousin Elinor Keave to have full liberty to live on any part of
sd. land during her life, but not to interfere with sd. child. Personal
estate to child. equally, when they become of age.
Ex.: Friend Owen Smithson.
Test: Robt. Rossin, John Baker, Dorothy Leigh. 14. 305.