Keech, Elizabeth,St. Mary's Co.,30th Oct., 1718;
24th Nov., 1730.
To son Courts, ex., land given by father John Courts
to testatrix and her dec'd husband .
Test: James Keech, Mary Keech, Ann Daine. 20, 134.
Keech, James, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,14th Jan., 1725;
2nd Mch., 1725-6.
To wife Mary, extx., entire real estate from the River to Hill
Fields, formerly Kennedy, during life; use of
entire personal estate during widowhood; shd. she marry, 2/3s thereof
to all living ehildren by sd. wife Mary equally.
To son Samuel and hrs., Hills Fields and Draiton.
To 2 daus. Mary and Dorothy and unborn child and their hrs., Charles'
Lot; shd. all die without issue, to pass to son James and
To daus. Elizabeth and Martha, personalty.
Overseer: Bro. Courts Keech.
Test: Charles Ashcom, James Crooke, Phillip Key (James Crooke dec'd
at date of probate). 18, 473.
Kendeloe, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,18th May, 1719; 2nd June, 1719.
To godson Thomas Addersson, 1s.
To John, ex., Thomas and Joanna Jeane, entire estate.
Test: Richd. Gattes, Jno. Bullock, James Vowles. 15. 127.
Will of Philip Key, SMC, son of Richard and Mary Key, born in the
Parish of St. Pauls Covent Garden, London, 3/21/1696. 3/10/1764-9/1/1764.
To be buried in the vault at Chaptico Church and the coffin of my
late wife to be put upon mine. I hereby confirm and establish the
marriage agreement I entered into before I was married to my present
wife. Wife: Use of my dwelling plantation and all the houses thereon
except the old and new stone house with each brick chimney which
I give to my son Thomas. Wife: "Maiden" Bower"; cattle,
furniture, and negroes (named); after her death the negroes to be
divided among my several children. To: The two children of my son
John Key (deceased) silverware. If both dead, then to son Francis
and if he be dead then to his eldest son. The manor land where John
Harring now lives and negroes (named) belong to my wife. Eldest
son: Richard Ward Key, tract where he now lives and that adjoining
to it which I bought from John and Richard Shercliffe; that pt.
of "Diniard's" which I bought from Matthew Guibert; pt.
of "Finchley" I bought from John Medley Thompson; land
in Charles Co. I bought from John Gales, Sr., Joseph Gales, John
Gales, Jr., Peter Gales, and Robert Gales, 361 ac. (surname should
be Gates); land I bought from George Ward in Charles Co.; my manor
land in Charles Co. near Zachia, 300 ac.; a slave called Sam the
Smith; my steel seal with my coat of arms; my family pictures drawn
in England; and silver utensils. The land I devise by this will
to my two grandchildren (children of son John) are to descend to
my heirs at law if they die during their minority. Grandson: Philip
Key, lands at or near Chaptico that I bought from Thomas Scott,
Richard Halliwell, and John Halliwell called "Melton's Hope"
and that I bought from John Johnson and that I bought from John
Mattingly and that I bought from Edward Welsh and to which Matthew
Cartwright and John Cartwright released their right and I bought
from the same Matthew Cartwright and that I bought from Thomas Melton
and that I bought from William Moore and Richard Melton and that
I bought from John Bennet Taylor and Charles Gaven. If he dies without
issue then to my son, Francis Key. Granddaughter: Susanna Gardiner
Key, all of tract lately patented by me "Weems", 355 ac.
and also that I bought from Thomas Scott where Richard Melton now
lives; for want of heirs to her brother Philip. Whereas I have lately
entered into an agreement with Thomas Bond who married the widow
of my son John Key in relation to the wardship of the same children
and since then he has been appointed their guardian. My Executors
to have care and guardianship of sd. children. Grandson: Philip
Key, use of 4 slaves (named). Granddaughter: Susanna Gardiner Key,
use of 4 slaves (named). Son: Francis Key, land in Frederick Co.
"Epping Forest", 1070 ac.; 1/2 of tract in same co. "Terra
Rubia" patented for 2798 ac. and of 50 ac. I bought from Uncle
Uncles (sic); family pictures drawn by Mr. Hessellius and that drawn
for Mr. Ross. Grandson: John Ross Key, slave. Grandson: Philip Barton
Key, slave. To: Elizabeth Scott Key, slave. Son: Edmund Key, "Paradise
Regained", 530 ac. and "Friendship", 206 ac., both
in Frederick Co. Son: Thomas Key, after my wife's death or remarriage,
the land where I live called "Bushwood Lodge" and that
I bought from Mrs. Cole and Thomas and Luke Gardiner and lately
from John Gardiner called "Maiden Bower" and to have immediately
the tracts called "Addition to Guibert's Chance" which
I bought from Matthew Guibert and also immediately to her upon the
death of Thomas Coode, "Penryn" which I bought from sd.
Coode; the land I bought from Mr. Thomas Perry in SMC and Charles
Co.; "Somerfield" I bought from John Mills; land I bought
from Sam Willis and from William, John, and James Bailey and from
Arat (?) Thompson and from Abraham Wood and from William Cumming
and from Dr. Talley and my lot in Leonard Town; the chimney glasses
in my dwelling house; lands I bought from Mr. Parry, "Bushwood
Lodge", "Penryn", and "Maiden Bower". Son:
Thomas, 33 negroes (named); pictures; clock and plate; stock. Daughter:
Susanna Gardiner Bruce, wife of Normand Bruce, the other half of
the land "Terra" and that I bought from Uncle Uncles,
in all 1424 ac.; chest; plat; harpsichord I bought for her; and
goods and money Mr. Bruce has already which will appear in my books.
Sons: Richard Ward Key and Thomas Key, the water mill at the head
of St. Clement's Bay and the land belonging to it. Sister-in-law:
Mrs. Elizabeth Miles, goods out of my stock of tobacco, wheat, and
corn. To: Mrs. Gosling, with whom I formerly made an agreement to
pay her 2000 lbs. tobacco yearly during her life, having died lately,
I am now by the agreement obliged to pay Roger Copsey, the wife
he held at the time of my agreement with Mrs. Gosling having died
since then, 1000 lbs. crop tobacco each Christmas during his life.
Friends: Rev. Mr. Alexander Williamson, John Ross, Esq., Daniel
Dulany, Esq., and Rev. Upton Scott, a gold ring of a guinea price
to be sent for to London with inscription. Execs. to collect money
due me and divide into 8 equal parts and divided between my eldest
son, Richard Ward Key; my daughter, Susanna Gardiner Bruce; grandson,
Philip Key; granddaughter, Susanna Gardiner Key; son, Edmund Key;
and the other half part to sons Francis and Thomas Key. Execs: Sons,
Richard Ward Key, Edmund Key, Thomas Key. Wit: John Chesley Rogers,
James Key, William Goodwin.
King, Charles,St. Mary's Co.,20th, ;
5th Apr., 1739.
To son Charles, ex., and hrs., 80 A. dwelling plantation ;
300 A. Dedfort; and personalty.
To son Richard and hrs., 129 A. Charles' Park, 100 A.
Fox Grape Barron, 100 A. Persimmon Branch;
To grandson Samuel Thomson and hrs., 109 A. Parkee's Addition
adj. to Mr. Debut's mill; and personalty des. as in possession of
John Thomson; shd. sd. Samuel die during his minority personalty
to pass to his sister Susannah Thomson.
To dau. Susannah Aisquith and hrs., 80 A. of T. B.,
lying by T. B. bridge; and personalty.
To dau. Hellen and granddau. Susannah Thomson, personalty. Certain
personalty to be divided among 6 children. Residue of estate to
be divided among five children.
To dau. Nuethall, 1s.
Test: Sarah King, William Litherland, Summer Cox.
King, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,25th Oct., 1737;
9th Mch., 1737.
To wife Elizabeth, dwelling plantation during life;
after her decease to 3 sons, viz: William, Charles and Thomas. Son
William to have portion where he is now settled and after his decease
his pt. to two youngest sons Charles and Thomas; entire personal
estate during life and after her decease to be divided between nine
child., viz: William, Charles, Thomas, Eliza., Margret, Mary, Susana,
Jean and Ann.
Extr.: Wife Elizabeth; in event of her death sons Charles and Thomas
Test: Elizabeth Herbert, John Baxley, Edward Cole. 21. 864.
King, Walter, (nunc.)St. Mary's Co., ;
21st Oct., 1653. To James
Lindsay, admr., Henry Fox, Robert Cager, and Lawrence Starkey, personalty.
Test: John Jarbo, John Medley.
Kirby (Kerby), William
Kirby (Kerby), William, planter,St. Mary's Co.,30th Sept., 1724;
26th Jan., 1724.
To dau. Anne, 50 A. Longs Point, bon. of John Aurthure,
St. Michael's Hundred, joining on land of Thomas Loaker, Sr., dec'd.
Shd. sd. dau. die without issue, to pass to son-in-law Thomas Loaker
and hrs.; and entire personal estate. Shd. sd. dau. die without
hrs. or before marriage, personal estate to be divided bet. wife
Frances, extx., and her 3 child, viz. Thomas and William Loaker
and James Watts.
Test: Daniel Duggens, Henry Attwood, John Langley. 18, 345.
Kirby, William, plasterer,St. Mary's Co.,29th May, 1710;
13th Apr., 1720.
To 2 sons, Thomas and William, and their male hrs., lands entailed
for them (son Thomas to have 1st choice), and personal estate, equally.
To grandchild William Adams, personalty.
To dau. Jane Adams, 2s. 6d.
Test: Taren Sweeney, Stephen Milbourn, Sarah Milbourn.
Kirk, Mary, widow,St. Mary's Co.,10th Dec., 1734;
21st Jan., 1734.
To dau. Mary, personalty.
To son Joseph, dau. Barbary Calvert, and grandchild. ,
each I s.
Ex.: Son James.
Test: Charles Rawlins, Catherine Kirk, Richard Campbell. 21. 356.
Knight, William,St. Mary's Co.,5th May, 1698;
17th June, 1698.
To orphan boy, Charles Dealmon, and hrs., part of plantation.
Son Clement. residuary legatee of estate, real and personal, including
part of plantation afsd.
To James Martin, ex., estate afsd. should son die during minority
or without issue.
Test: Jno. Baley, Eliza: Dash, Clement Parke. 7. 379.
Knot, James, planter,St. Mary's Co.,31st Dec., 1733;
6th Mch., 1733-4.
To eld. son Francis and hrs., 68 A. Hazard.
To wife , certain personalty during life; after her
decease to son Francis and Susannah, Elizabeth, James and Mary Ann
Knot. Residue of personalty to 5 child, afsd., also 45 lbs. tob.
due from James Mattingly.
Test: William Knot, Sr., Nathan Shepherd. 21. 10.
Knott, Grace Taylor
Grace Knott, SMC, 11/10/1783-11/13/1783.
Farrell, one feather bed and furniture; one box; one dish; one basin;
two plates; six earthen plates; one chair; one pot; one cow (now
at Davy Johnson's to winter); three live hogs now in her possession;
two barrels of corn; 200 rods of fodder in the hands of James Parsons;
half a barrel of wheat; two bushels of corn in the hands of Samuel
Keemer; one small black mare; and a saddle.
Grandson: Nathaniel Knott, one feather bed and furniture; one cupboard;
a chest; a desk; two plates; a basin; one chair;
and a walnut table. If the said Nathaniel Knott never returns, this
legacy is to fall to the abovesaid Jane Farrell.
Son: Cuthbert Knott, one cooler and one frying pan made of old iron.
The remaining part of my estate is to be equally divided between
the sd. Cuthbert Knott and his two brothers, Jesse Knott and Basil
Daughters: Sarah Nevitt and Susanna Price, all of my wearing apparel,
equally divided. If Susanna Price should not return, this legacy
is to fall to Sarah Nevitt. Mary Keemer, Ann Power, and
Eleanor Walker are not to receive any part of my estate.
named. Wit.: Clement Hayden, William Brown.
Knott (Knot), Edward
Knott (Knot), Edward, planter,St. Mary's Co.,22nd Dec., 1733;
6th Mch., 1733-4.
To eld. son George and hrs., 90 A. adjoining land of William and
James Knott and Richard Coopper's; and personalty.
To second son Clemment and hrs., 100 A. dwelling plantation during
time of lesse; and personalty.
To dau. Monicke, son Edward, son Lexius, brother John and Roger
Dougans, personalty. Sons George and Clemment to pay Rebecca Hill
3500 lbs. tob. on account of land.
To sons George and Clement, 517 lbs. due from James Knot, 850 lbs.
due from William Knot, 530 lbs. due from John Alvey, and 400 lbs.
due from Thomas Graves; sd. sons to pay to John Cheslin 260 lbs.
To 4 sons and dau. afsd., household goods divided equally.
Test: John Shirclife, Nathan Shepherd. 21. 7.
Knott, William,St. Mary's Co.,30th Jan., 1737;
7th Mch., 1737.
To daus. Monekey, Mildred, Henareter and Wennefort, John Braffild,
sons Benjamin and Thomas and Mary Mattenly, personalty.
To sons John and Ignatius and hrs., each 50 A. of dwelling plantation;
and personalty after their mother's decease.
To other 7 children and wife Ann, extx., residue of estate.
Test: Richard Cooper, William Smith, John Baptis Buckmon. 21. 863.