updated 2/2003

St. Mary's County Will Abstracts, 1638-1800

A B C D-E F-G H I-J K L M N O-P R S T U-Z

NAME

WILL

Mackall, George

Mackall, George, St. George's Hundred,St. Mary's Co.,30th Sept., 1675; 3rd Feb., 1675.
To wife Ann, execx., entire estate during life.
To eld. dau., Jane, and hrs., “Pine Point” at death of wife afsd.
To dau. Rachel, 2 tracts of land, 400 A., viz., “Hepburne's Choice” and “Magys Jointure,” on Sassafras R., Baltimore Co., at death of wife afsd.
To daus. Hannah and Sarah, personalty.
In event of death of dau. Jane afsd. without issue, her estate to pass to her sisters, viz., Hannah, Sarah and Rachel, and their hrs. in natural succession.
Overseers: Jno. Waghop, Jno. Campbell, Robt. Graham, Henry Williams.
Test: Francis Lowton, Richard Loyd, Wm. Brewerton, Chris. Williamson. 2. 387.

Mackelan (Macklan), Hector

Mackelan (Macklan), Hector,St. Mary's Co.,17th Oct., 1721;
8th Oct., 1721-2.
To sons William and Hector, godson Mark Williams and John Read, personalty; sons to be of age at 18.
Wife Anne extx.
Test: Robert Lang, George Ogilvie, Sarah Goldsberry. 17, 63.

Mackenzie, Collins

Mackenzie, Collins, (nunc.), St. Clements,St. Mary's Co.,31st Dec., 1682;
11th Jan., 1682.
To son (unnamed) of James Trench, and dau. (nnamed) of Hugh Benson, personalty.
Richard Gardner, residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
Test: Peter Mills, Richd. Walker. 4. 1.

Mackey, John

Mackey, John, St. George's Hundred,St. Mary's Co.,27th Jan., 1675;
26th Feb., 1675.
To wife Eliza:, execx., dower rights and charge of estate during minority of child, and widowhood.
To son John, home plantation.
To son James, all other lands.
To Dennis Frissell, personalty.
To 2 sons afsd., residue of personalty, equally.
Test: Thos. Carlile, Emanuel Ratcliff. 2. 400.

Mackey, John

John Mackey 33.206 Account SM £285.18.9 £299.9.6 Oct 9, 1752
Sureties: Gilbert Mackey, Joseph Kelley.
Received from Thomas Bisco, Lues Oliver, John Hilton, Frances
Hiltlon, William Leigh.
Payments to: Mev. Lock, James Armstrong, Thomas Bissco, Robert
Chisley, William Welch,
William Crance, William Baxter, John Clarke, Stephen Millburn &
Jeremiah Milburn (orphans of Joseph Milburn (deceased married
executrix), balance of their father's estate).
Distribution to: widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to Mary Mackey(aged
10), Richard Mackey (aged 3), Elizabeth Mackey wife of John Bissco.
Administratrix: Elizabeth Mackey.

MackMurree, Bartholomew

MackMurree, Bartholomew,St. Mary's Co.,15th Feb., 1697-8;
11th Apr., 1698.
To son Adryan at 21 yrs. of age, 100 A., “Foxes Den.”
Son John Ruby, ex. and appointed guardian of son Adryan afsd.
Test: Robt. Bayly, Wm. Bright, Peter Peake, Wm. Banister.
7. 376.

Madcalf (Medcalf), William

Madcalf, William,St. Mary's Co.,18th Jan., 1733-4;
1st Mch., 1733.
To son George and hrs., dwelling plantation —–.
To son John and hrs., tract at head of Bretan's Bay, formerly belonging to Peter Smeth.
To son William and hrs., tract bought of Peter Smeth (having a judgment in court for it, and cannot possess it until James Persons is of age).
To son Ignatius and sons afsd., personalty, afsd. lands and personalty to be delivered to four sons as they come to age of 21.
To wife Susannah, extx., residue of estate.
Test: Thomas Wootton, John Howard, Margret Dun. 20. 889.

Maddox, Margreter

Maddox, Margreter,St. Mary's Co.,26th Sept., 1739;
6th Nov., 1739.
To sons Samuel and Notly, 1s. each.
To daus. Anne Mugg, Sarah Sims and Jean Voidry, personalty.
To son John, residue of estate.
Test: William Maddox, John Lambeth. 22. 117.

Maddox, Notley

Maddox, Notley,St. Mary's Co.,24th Feb., 1715;
3rd Apr., 1716.
To son Samuell and hrs., dwelling plantation and land; lacking sd. hrs., land to pass to next hr.-at-law in succession.
To son Notley and hrs., 100 A., ––, in Chas. Co., bought by brother, William Notley, from Benja. Fanning.
To son John and daus. Ann, Sarah and Jane, personalty.
To wife Margaret, extx., personalty.
Trustees of child. during minority, Thos. Nottley Goldsmith, Sam'll Maddox, Jno. Maddox and Sam'll Williamson.
Test: Wm. Willis, Thos. Tippitt, Joseph Artley. 14. 108.

Maddox, Samuel

Maddox, Samuel,St. Mary's Co.,18th Jan., 1684;
9th Mch., 1684-5.
To eld. son Notley at 16 yrs. of age, 300 A. (unnamed), and personalty given testator by Gov. Notley.
To 2nd son Samuel, 100 A., “Indian Fields.”
To 3rd son William, personalty.
To young. son John, personalty.
Overseers: Capt. Justinian Gerrard, Jno. Hilton, Ralph Foster, Jno. Smith.
Test: Edward Smoote, Richd. Hogan, Robt. Fletcher, Lawrence Bedingfield. 4. 93.

Maddox, Samuel

Maddox, Samuel,St Mary's Co.,19th Nov., 1739;
8th Dec., 1739.
To nephew, Samuel, son of bro. John and his hrs., all real estate. Should he die without issue to pass to next bro. Sd. property not to go out of Maddox family.
To sisters Anne Mugg, Jane Vadry, Sarah Simms and to bros. John and Notly, personalty.
Ex.: John Maddox.
Test: Benjamin Birch, James Fanning, James Dickson.
22. 118.

Manners, George

Manners, George,St. Mary's Co.,17th July, 1651; 6th Nov., 1651. To son
Edward and the Church, personalty. To dau. Barbara Manners, 100 A. at St.
Ellinor's. To son William, residue of land. Wife Rebecca, residuary legatee
and joint ex. with son William afsd. Test: John Slade, John Price. 1. 32.

Manning, Cornelius

Maning (Manning), Cornelius,St. Mary's Co.,10th Apr., 1721;
15th Aug., 1721.
To son Cornelius and hrs., plantation in Porkhall neck —–, whereon Henry Nowell lately lived, now in poss. of Dr. Johnson; “Maning's Hold,” in Smith's neck, and tract joining Calvert's Cr., bon. of George Parker; shd. sd. son die without issue, to his sister —–.
To 2 daus., Mary Mills and Ann, and their hrs., residue of “Porkhall neck”; shd. either dau. die without issue, survivor to inherit portion of dec'd.
To John, son of John Maning, dec'd, “Riggs” or “Cornelius' Swamp”; shd. he die without issue, to revert to estate.
To William, son of Edward Morgan, and George Thurald, personalty.
To wife Eliza., dwelling plantation, “Hatton's,” during life, provided she lives thereon, otherwise John Mills to take charge of sd. plantation and son Cornelius, until he arrives at age of 21; also 1/3 of residue of personal estate, remaining 2/3 to be divided among 3 child. afsd. Dau. Ann to care of her grandmother Shurly; shd. she refuse, to her sister Mills, until 16 or day of marriage.
Exs.: Wife Eliza. and John Mills.
Test: Archball Johnstone, Mary Johnstone, Rodolph Simon, Wm. Johnson. 17, 6.

Manning, Cornelius

Will of Cornelius Manning, SMC 8/2/1764-9/3/1764. Son: John, negro Charles and his wife Monica and their two children Matthew and Prudence upon his returning to my estate Millie or Nacy which pleases him best. To pay debt son John owes Mr. Fisher and Mr. Theobold. Son: John, 4 cows and calves. Daughter: Ann Elizabeth Fenwick, 200 ac. bought of Raphael Taney; cows and calves. Grandson: Cornelius Fenwick, negro girl Susanna. Wife: Jane, 4 negroes named Joseph, Nell, James, and Shoemaker James. Son: Robert, negroes Sall and her two children Stacey and Nan and Will, Basil, and Tom. Son: Robert, 1/5 of stock. Children: Monica Manning, Francis Manning, and Mary Manning negroes Beck and her two children Betty and Mary Nell and child called Frank, Enoch, Raphael, Moses, and Barnaby. Son-in-law: John Greenwell, a negro girl Rachel. Wife: Jane, the plantation I now live on and after her death to be divided among my three children Monica, Frances, and Mary Manning. Wife: Jane, land I bought of John Smith called "Nun's Oak" and remaining pt. of stock. Exec: Wife, Jane. Wit: Peter Ford, Jr., William Williams, Mary Combs, Frances Williams.

Manning, James

James Manning, SMC, planter 5/4/1768-6/18/1768. Son: William, 151 ac. "Revell's" where I now live. Son: John, "Taunton Dean", 40 ac. and "Mark's Adventure", 36 ac. Daughter: Mary, negro girl Anastasia. Exec: Wife, Margaret, father-in-law, John Fenwick, and brother, John Manning. Wit: Ignatius Jarboe, Henry Wimsatt, carpenter and James Pike.

Mansell, Robt.

Mansell, Robt., taylor,St. Mary's Co.,16th Apr., 1716;
5th Oct., 1717.
To Mr. Daniell Magill, 500 lbs. tobacco.
To joint exs., Joseph Edwards, St. Mary's Co. and Mr. William Young of Prince Geo., and to Mr. Dan'l Magill, personalty.
To cous. Robt. Mansell and his sister Grace, of Hatherly in Devonshire, residue of estate.
Test: Chas. Wane, Francis Ratcliffe. 14. 403.

Manwaring, George

Manwaring, George,Chas. Co.,11th Apr., 1671;
5th May, 1671.
To wife Anne, 780 A. in St. Mary's Co., and plantations in Chas. Co.
To Henry Warren, Michael Foster, Bennard Haines and William Turbervill, personalty.
Exs.: Henry Adams and Thomas Matthews of Chas. Co.
Overseer: Henry Warren.
Test: Wm. Bretton, Temperance Bretton, Wm. Guither. 1. 434

Mareman, Ann

Ann Mareman, SMC, widow of John Mareman, 10/8/1774-11/12/1774. To:
Mary McDaniel, 1 shilling. Children: Susanna Wells, Lydia Ward, Eleanor Rainy, and one share to be divided among William Clarke's children, 100 lbs. sterling equally between them with interest. Children: William, Joshua, and Joseph Mareman, Susanna Wells, Lydia Ward, Eleanor Rainey, and William Clarke's children (one share to them) and Zachariah in case he does not marry Ann Howard, but if he does, he to get 1 shilling only, the money and
interest from sale of a sloop and the residue of my estate, both real and personal. Granddaughter: Sarah Mason, wearing apparel. Cyrus Vowles to settle and divide estate.
Wit: John Tompkins, Mary Tompkins, William Russell.

Marritt, Francis

Marritt, Francis, widow,St. Mary's Co.,23rd Oct., 1721;
9th Oct., 1721.
To son John, personalty at age of 21 yrs.
To dau. Hoopswell Marritt at age of 18 and dau. Francis Beech, personalty.
Son John Price, ex. and residuary legatee, to be in charge of son John Marritt until 21 yrs. of age.
Test: John Bullock, Thos. Jeane (Jaine). 17, 62.

Marritt (Marett), John

Marritt (Marett), John, cordwinder,St. Mary's Co.,9th Apr., 1717;
1st May, 1717.
To son John and hrs., dwelling plantation and personalty when 21 yrs. of age.
To dau. Alice Gibson, personalty.
To dau.-in-law Mary Christian, Abraham and Absolem Tenison, 1s.
Wife Frances extx. and residuary legatee.
Test: John Turner, James Foster, Phillip Herbert. 14. 340.

Marshall, George

Marshall, George,St. Mary's Co.,21st Sept., 1675;
21st Dec., 1675.
Son Adriaen, sole legatee of estate, real and personal.
Ex. Thos. Potter.
Test: Jno. Hall, Morgan Jones. 2. 392.

Martin, James

Martin, James,St. Mary's Co.,3rd Aug., 1669;
4th Sept., 1669.
To wife Ann, “Edinborough” and “Ralley.”
To son James, 150 A. “Cole Parke.”
To dau. Ann, “Ralley” at death of wife afsd. In event of death of son and dau. afsd. under 16 yrs. of age, their estate to pass to Charles Maynard and his sisters, Eliza: and Agnes Maynard.
Overseers: Thos. Notley, Walter Hall, John Shankes, Peter Mills.
Test: David Driver, George Bancke, Peter Evers. 1. 343.

Maryman, John

John Maryman, SMC 10/2/1764-8/26/1766. Wife: Ann, estate during
life and at her death to William and Zachariah Maryman; plantation in the
neck and main road to be the division between them and William is to help
Zachariah to build a house. To: Joshua and Joseph Maryman, dwelling
plantation in the forest equally divided but Joshua to have the part where
the house is. 4 boys: William, Joshua, Joseph, and Zachariah all cattle
equally. To: Eleanor Nichols, Lotte Mason, and Sarah Mason, 5 shillings
each. To: Elizabeth Carpenter, Susanna Wells, and Lydia Linseyward, slaves.
The boys to have the balance of slaves. Exec: Wife, Ann. Wit: Cyrus
Vowles, William Payne, William Bray.

Mason, George

Mason, George,St. Mary's Co.,14th Oct., 1722;
21st Nov., 1722.
To Maj. Nicholas Sewell, Mrs. Anne Sewell, godson Jacob Booth, James Pervert, George Therold, Mr. Barnaby Ankill, Bobert Potter, Mr. Nicholas Sewell, Jr., John Tole, Anne Mackmelion and Henry Chandler, personalty.
To Mr. Clement Sewell, ex., residue of estate.
Test: Tobias Hackett, Henry Chandler, Ann Mackmillon. 18, 14.

Mason, John

Mason, John,St. Mary's Co.,30th Sept., 1717;
29th Oct., 1717.
To sister Susannah Clarke and her husband, George, personalty, provided they care for sister Mary (Mason).
To sisters Elizabeth Rogers and Susannah Clarke and their hrs., “Mason's Purchase,” being pt. of tract formerly called “Cooke's Folly,” divided as they see fit.
To nephew Robert Mason, personalty, including ½ the stock on plantation “Dunbar and Bloonsberry.” £50 to be pd. him by Tobias Bowles, merchant, of Deale, Kent, and expended in his education, also all other lands in Md. or elsewhere; he not to sell either lands or negroes until he is 25 yrs. of age. Shd. he die before attaining age of 18, portion bequeathed him to revert to bro. Mathew and hrs., sd. bro. to pay to nephew Rodham Rogers £25, and £25 eldest child of sister Clarke afsd.
To Mrs. Ann Waughop, £5 and personalty.
To John Greenwill, full balance of accts.
To sisters, each 20s. for mourning rings.
To Stratford, bro. to Robert Mason, personalty.
Bro. Mathew ex. and residuary legatee, he to possess nephew Robert (his son) in the lands, stock and negroes at age of 18.
Test: Geo. Gillespie, Tho. Waughop, Robt. Mosley, Jas. Croxon.
Codicil: 21 Oct., 1717, to Mrs. Eliza: Smith, personalty.
Test: William Sweale, Ka. Daliner. 14. 648.

Mason, Mathew

Mason, Mathew, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,12th Feb., 1722;
27th March, 1729.
To wife Mary, extx., personalty; to divide personal estate with 4 child, testator has by her, viz. John, Elizabeth, Susannah and Mary.
To son Robert and hrs., ½ of 490 A. “Paradise,” Swan Ck., Baltimore Co.; sd. son to accept same in lieu of a tract in Virginia sold to William Perrie and Thomas Stanford; sd. son dying without issue or not accepting this devise in lieu of land sold as afsd., then above land in Baltimore Co. to son John and hrs.; and personalty.
To son John and hrs., other ½ of “Paradise,” pt. of “Christian Temple Mannor,” nr. mouth of Mattawoman, Charles Co., land in Bedlam Neck; and personalty; sd. son dying during his minority, his share of personalty to daus. Elizabeth, Susanna and Mary.
To daus. Elizabeth, Susanna and Mary, personalty, provided they live to age of 16 yrs., or day of marriage. Shd. any of them become members of the Church of Rome, or marry any one of that faith, the estate of child so doing to be divided among rest of children. Daus. to remain with their mother until 16, or day of marriage; son John until 18 yrs. of age.
Test: John Blackiston, Ann Blackiston, Susanna Blackiston, Philip Key. 19, 612.

Mason, Robert

Mason, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,1st Mch., 1697;
17th Sept., 1701.
To son Robert, dwelling plantation “Sewall,” 100 A., “Cook's Folly,” 30 A. (unnamed) adjoining thereto; 60 A., “Am hersley,” and 50 A., “Stimhope's Neglect.” In event of death of son Robert afsd. without issue, sd. lands to pass to 2 young. daus. (unnamed) and their hrs.
To son John. 500 A., “Grime's Ditch,” Prince George's Co., and a small island adjoining sd. tract. In event of death of son John without issue, to revert to 3 daus. and their hrs.
To son Matthew, 593 A., “Paradise,” Balto. Co. In event of his death to revert to son Rodham.
To son Rodham and hrs., “Bloomberry” and “Dunbarr” in Poplar Hill Hundred.
To dau. Mary and hrs., “Salop,” Prince George's Co.
To 2 daus. who have no land personalty is devised in lieu of same.
Sons to be of age at 21 yrs.; daus. at 16 yrs.
To wife Susanna, extx., and child. afsd., residue of estate.
Test: Rachel Rymer, Wm Lowry, Wm. Harpham, Philip Clarke.
11. 146.

Mason, Susanna

Mason, Susanna, widow of Robert Mason, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,14th Jan., 1716;
13th Feb., 1716.
To son Mathew and hrs., tract of 200 A. in Chas. Co., conveyed to testator by Thos. Witcherly, being part of Christian Temple Manor.
To dau. Mary; personalty.
To grandson Robert Mason, two rings and personalty.
To sons John and Mathew and daus. Elizabeth Rogers and Susanna Clarke, residue of estate, equally.
Ex.: Son John.
Test: John Greenwell, Catherine Greenwell, Geo. Clarke, Edw. Morgan. 14. 341.

Matthews, Thomas

Matthews, Thomas, (nunc.)St. Mary's Co.,—– —– —–;
29th Jan., 1676.
To wife (unnamed) and child. (unnamed), entire estate, real and personal.
Ex. not named.
Test: Robt. Greene, Wm. Boarman, Jr. 5. 163.

Mattingly, Clement

Clement Mattingly, SMC, 12/12/1778-6/20/1780.
Daughters: Ann Mattingly and Ruth Mattingly, my dwelling plantation called "Vowles' Purchase" and all of the household goods and stock at my dwelling plantation or at the late dwelling place of my father. If either dies without heirs, the survivor of them is to inherit.

Little Grandson: John Mattingly, all of that part of the late dwelling place of my father called "St. Thomas"; that part of "Audley Lane" that lies on the east side of the main road which leads from the Cool Springs toward Chaptico; my water mill and the land adjoining it being a slipe of land called "Mattingly's Lane"; and a small parcel of land my father purchased from Thomas Warren.

If my grandson, John Mattingly, dies before he arrives at age, the land and mill is devised to my daughters, Ann Mattingly and Ruth Mattingly. If one of my daughters dies without heirs, the survivor is to inherit.

Little Grandson: John McWilliams, the residue of my land called "Audley Lane" lying on the west side of the main road leading from the Cool Springs to Chaptico.

Little Grandson: Clement McWilliams, all of my land called "Mt. Misery" lying up the mill swamp.

Son: John Mattingly, now a priest, 20 pounds current money of the State to be paid by my Executors on his arrival in Maryland.

Grandchildren: Children of my son, Thomas Mattingly, Ann Mattingly, Mary Mattingly, Elizabeth Mattingly, and John Mattingly, 80 pounds common currency of this State to be equally divided between them in full part of their father's share of my estate.

Daughters: Elizabeth McWilliams, Mary McWilliams, Ann Mattingly and Ruth Mattingly, all of my negroes, money, and the residue of my estate. The negroes I have already given to Elizabeth McWilliams and Mary McWilliams are to be included in the apportionment.

EXECUTOR(S): Daughters, Ann Mattingly and Ruth Mattingly, and Mr. Thomas McWilliams
WITNESSES: Philip Ford, Robert Thompson, Charles Thompson

Mattingly, Dorothy

Dorothy Mattingly, Signed: October 16, 1774; Proved: September 2, 1777

In the Name of God amen. I Dorothy Mattingly of St. Mary's County being sick & weak in body, but of sound mind, memory & understanding do make & publish this my last will and Testament, in manner & form following. To wit. My Negro Lad who is now hired to Doct.r Edward Sim in Charles County, & given to me by my Grandfather Mr. Ignatius Doyn, decsd. I give and bequeath to my beloved Sister Ann Mattingly with the wagon which will be due from sd. Sims at Christmas next for the hire of said Negro Called Sam, I also give her my black Bonnet & as to the rest of my wearing apparel, my desire is that be disposed of as my Grandmother or Uncle Edward Mattingly my think fit. I hereby appoint my said Sister Ann, solo executrix of this my last will, hereby revoking all former will or wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seals this 16th day of October, in the year of our Lord 1774.

Dorothy X Mattingly (((Seal)))

Signed Sealed and delivered
In the presence of us
Edward Mattingly
Edward Mattingly Jun
Thomas Spalding

September 2nd 1777. Then came Ann Gardiner and made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that the above instrument of writing is the true and whole will and Testament of Dorothy Mattingly late of Saint Marys County deceased, that hath come to her hands or possession: and that she doth not know of any other.
Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Reg Wills

Saint Marys County of the 2nd day of September, 1777. Then came Edward Mattingly and Edward Mattingly Jun the two subscribing witnesses to the within last will and Testament of Dorothy Mattingly late of Saint Marys County, deceased, and severally made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that they did see the Testatrix therein named, Sign and Seal this will, and that they heard her publish, pronounce & declare the same to be her last will and Testament, that at the time of her so doing, she 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, and at the request of the Testatrix, and in the presence of each other.
Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Reg: Wills

Transcribed by Judith A. Burger June 17, 2000 from a photocopy of an original court record from St. Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy, courtesy of Lynne L. O'Brien, was good and the writing legible. I made no corrections of any kind.

Mattingly, Edward

Edward Mattingly, Signed: Not dated;Proved: February 11, 1778

The Will of
Edward Mattingly
First, my desire is that my Just debts be paid & discharged. 2ndly I give to H. Hall those goods, Chattels, & effects, which I bought him by Deed of Sale, bearing date (note: blank area) Day of (note: blank area) in the year 177(note: blank area), & is on Saint Mary's Coty. Recds~~~3rdly I give to my Nephew Joseph Ma. Son of my Bro. James deceased my Negro man (abbreviation of name, illegible) 4th I give to my Niece Ann G. Sister to said Joseph One hundred pound Com. Currancy.
5thly I give to the Children of my Bro. Leod. deceased, Viz. Fran., Joseph, Lucey, Jane, & Mary L150. (note: pounds) Com. Currancy to be equally divided among them. 6thly I give to my Niece and God Daughter Ann Millard one Negro Boy (Naie? name of boy).~~~7thly I give to my Niece An Spalding Daughter of my Sister Eliz. Ford, my Negro Boy Solm.~~~
8thly I give to my Bro. Jno. Bapt M. my Water Mill w.th the Lands adjoing thereto being a Slipe called Mattinglys lane, & a small parcel which my father purchased from Thomas Warren all the remaindor of my land which lies on the East Side of the main Rode which leads down being part of tract calld Great during his natural Life & after his decease the said Mill & Land to go to his Son and his heirs forever. I also give to said John Bapt, my Negros Dick, Pegg, his wife Appolona their Daughter, & little Dick, son to said ax, also Jack, Win his wife & Bob ther Child, my Saddle Bridle and my wearing apparall with what Stock of horses, Cattle & hoggs which I may have at my death.~~~~~ ~~~~~

At a Court held by the Judges: of the Orphans Court for Saint May's County at Leonard Town, on the eleventh day of February anno Domine Seventeen hundred & seventy eight, among other proceedings were the following, to wit. On application of John Baptist Mattingly & others Setting forth & producing a paper to be the last will & Testament of Edward Mattingly late of Saint Marys County, deceased. Thomas Spalding & Francis Millard offered as witnesses to prove the said paper to be the hand writing of the said Edward Mattingly, who being duly sworn proved the said paper to be the hand writing of the said Edward Mattingly~~~
Ordered by the Court, that the said paper, as far as it regards, personal estate, be established as the last will of the Said Edward Mattingly
Test. Jeremiah Jordan Regr Wills
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Transcribed by Judith A. Burger, October 24, 2000.from a photocopy, courtesy Lynne L. O'Brien, of an original court record from Saint Mary's County, Maryland The photocopy was good; the writing was fair with distortions and many abbreviations, which were difficult to read and in some cases illegible to me. I made no corrections of any kind.

Mattingly, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Mattingly, Signed: April 12, 1773;Proved: July 1, 1773

Item I give and bequeath to my three Daughtering Laws Ann Mattingly, Elizabeth Mattingly & Mary Mattingly, my negro fellow Charles to be Equally Divided between them, and their heirs forever Item I give and bequeath to my sistering Law, Ann Mattingly, two pair of shoes, and a pair of silk mitts to her and her heir forever. Item I give and bequeath to my Sistering Law Druthy Mattingly two pairs of shoes, and one pair of silk mitts to her and her heirs for ever. Item I give and bequeath to my two sisters Sander Fenwick, & Elenor Miles my two stone rings the Little one to Elenor, and the big one to Sander to them and their heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my sister Bitha Wileman, my silver buckles to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my sister Becky Hill my stamp Cotton Gound that has been burnt, and made up again to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my mother in Law Ann Mattingly my Red Cloke to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my sistering Law Elizabeth McWilliams my silk Cloke to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my sistering in law Mary
(written between the lines: Item I give and bequeath to (several illigible words) to him & his heirs forever)
McWilliams my (--) apron to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to Elenor and Raphael Neale my two pair of shoes, Buttons to be equally divided between them & their heirs forever. Item I give (--) Elizabeth Neal Son my (parjon) Gown to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath all the Rest of my Estate, to my three Daughtering Laws, Ann, Elizth. & Mary Mattingly to them and theirs forever, Lastly I do hereby nominate, and appoint my fathering Law, Mr. Clement Mattingly Executor of this my last Will and Testament, as witness my hand, and, Seal this twelfth day of Aprill, one thousand seven hundred and seventy three.

Elizabeth Mattingly (((Seal)))

Thos X Raphael Neal
Ann Gibson

Saint Marys County to wit, On the first day of July 1773 came Raphael Neale & Ann Gibson the two subscribing witnesses to the within Testament and Last Will of Elizabeth Mattingly deceased & severally made Oath, on the Holy Evangels of Almighty god that they did see Elizaeth Mattingly, the Testatrix herein named sign & seal this will, and heard her publish and declare the same to be her Last will and Testament, and that at the time of her so doing, she was to the best of theirs, and Each of their apprehensions of perfect sense, and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, and that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses for the said will in the presence and at the request of the said Testatrix, and in the presence of Each other.
Sworn befor A. Thomas Recrd St. Marys County

Transcribed by Judith A. Burger June 17, 2000 from a photocopy of an original court record from St. Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy, courtesy of Lynne L. O'Brien, was good but the writing was extremely small, distorted and illegible in some areas. I made no corrections of any kind.

Mattingly, Ignatius

Ignatius Mattingly, Signed: November 10, 1807;Proved: December 1, 1807

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Dear wife Eleanor, one negro Man called George one bed and furniture Two cows & calves one Yoke of oxen one horse one (illegible) one side saddle---Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eleanor one Negro boy called Joe one cow & calf one Bed and furniture and hair Trunk---
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susannah Catherine one negro woman called Lucy one Dish and one cow and Calf----Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Caroline, one negro woman Called Terry and her Child called Clem, one bed and furniture one walnut Tea Table----I give and bequeath to Mary Smith one cow & calf-------Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear Son Ignatius and also unto my daughter Terrecy Spalding one Negro boy called Mike to be equally between them Both----My will and desire is one Negro boy Called Lewis Should be Sold to pay my Just debts.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son George five shillings Current Money---
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son Zachariah five Shillings Current Money-----
Item. I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of My personal Estate unto my Dear wife--And lastly, I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Dear Wife Eleanor Mattingly to be Sole executrix of this my last will and Testament, ratifying and confirming this, and none other to be my last will and Testament In tistimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my Seal this tenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven-------

Ignatius Mattingly (((Seal)))

Signed, Sealed published and declared
By Ignatius Mattingly the above named
Testator, as and for his last willand
Testament in the prisence of us who at his
Request in his presence, and in the presence
Of each other, have Subscribed our names as
witnesses thereto……………
Joseph Blancett, Tarisa + Blancett, John G. Ford

On the back of the aforgoing was the following to wit:
Saint Mary's county, to wit, the 1st day of December 1807--Then came Eleanor Mattingly and made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the true and whole last will and Testament of Ignatius Mattingly last of Saint Mary's County deceased that hath come to her hands or posession and that she doth not know of any other.
Certified by James Forrest Regr.
For Saint Mary's County

Saint Mary's County, ss, the 1st day of December 1807-----Then came Joseph Blancett, Teresia Blancett, and John G. Ford, the three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and Testament of Ignatius Mattingly late of Saint Mary's County deceased, and Severally made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that they did see the Testator herein named Sign and Seal this will and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the Same to be his last will and Testament, that at the time of his Sodoing 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 and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other---------
Certified by James ForrestRegrWills
for Saint Mary's County 716W

Transcribed by Judith A. Burger October 19, 2000 from a photocopy, courtesy Lynn L. O'Brien, of the original court document from Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible. I made no corrections of any kind.

Mattingly, James

James Mattingly, Signed May 3, 1745; Proved: May 28 1745

The Last Will of
James Mattingly
In the name of God Amen. I James Mattingly of Saint Mary's County being sick of body but of perfect mind & memory, do make and ordain this to be my Last Will & Testament, Revoking and Making Void all other Wills Either Verball or in writing before by me made. First & principally, I give my soul to almighty God & my body to the Earth. 2ndly I give and bequeath, all my land to my two Sons James Mattingly and my son Thomas Mattingly to be Equally Divided between them, my son James to have my Dwelling House & ye part of the Land it stands on to them and their heirs & 3rdly I give and bequeath all of rest of my personal Estate to be Equally Divided between my other five Children to wit, my Daughter Ann Mattingly, & Monica Mattingly, Robert Mattingly, Peter Mattingly & John Mattingly to them and their heirs & 6 ----Lastly I appoint my brothers Thomas Mattingly & my Brother Luke Mattingly, my whole and Sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament Revoking, Renouncing & making void all other Will or Wills heretofore by me made Either Verball or in writing in witness where I have hereunto Set my hand & affixed my seal, this third Day of May, one thousand seven forty five-----

James X Mattingly (((seal)))

Signed Seal, & Deliverd
In ye presence off
Jno Shiercliffe Junr
Peter Ford
Clement X Hill

St. Mary's County Ss
May ye 28th 1745
Then John Shiercliffe Junr and Peter Ford and Clement Hill the subscribing Witnesses to this foregoing Will being duly and slomenly Sworn on the holy Evangels of Almighty God, depose and say that they Saw the Testator James Mattenly Sign the foregoing Will and heard him publish, and declare this same to be his Last Will and Testament that at the time of his sodoing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound & disposing mind & memory, and that they subscribed their Respective names as witness to the said Will in the presence of the said Testator and at his Request--
Sworn to before me. Tho. Aisquith Depty. Comiss. (Illegible)of St. Mary's County

Transcribed by Judith A. Burger, October 20, 2000 from a photocopy, courtesy Lynne L. O'Brien, of an original court document from Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good, the writing was distorted and small but legible. I made no corrections of any kind.

Mattingly, James Barton

James Barton Mattingly, Signed: September 14, 1807; Proved: March 8, 1812

James Barton Mattingly's
Last Will & Testament
In the Name of God Amen. I James Barton Mattingly of the Parish of St. Andrew, St. Mary's County State of Maryland being at this time Sick in Body but Sound mind to that I easily think that that Lord God hath appointed shortly to lead me out of this World I therefore have determined to make this my Testament and commit the Same to writing my last Will in the form following~~~as touching the Slender Patrimony Which God hath given me concerning Which I have determined that to dispose~~~Imprimis; I give to my Daughter (Pann) after my my death & my Wife that is today if my wife Should be the longest lived my land that I now possess comprehending & called Truth and Trust (plesant devils?) and (St. Maryarett ?) my meaning is that during my Wife's Widowhood She Shall be possessed with the Land but if She marries again or dies then my Daughter Pann, Shall be (undiably?) be put in possession of the Land together with the one Eight of my personal Estate The balance of personal Estate I give to my other Children that is today Stephen/ Ann/ Thomas/ John and my grand children Joseph and Mary Johnson. Lastly I make and constitute my friend W. Thomas Morris Executor of this my last Will & Testament Written this 14th day of September anno Domini 1807.

James Barton X Mattingly

Sealed published and declared by the Said
James Barton Mattingly and as his last will and
Testament in the presence of
Thomas Morris~~Matthew Morris~~Thomas Norman X Martin

Saint Mary's County to wit, The 8th day of March 1812. Then came Jemima Mattingly and made oath, that the within instrument of writing is the true and whole will and Testament of James Barton Mattingly, late of Saint Mary's County deceased, that have come to her hand or possession, and that she doth not Know of any other.
Certified by James Forrest Regr Wills
for Saint Mary's County

Saint Mary's County, to wit: The 8th day of March 1812. Now came Matthew Morris and Thomas Norman Martin two of the three Subscribing Witnesses to the within last Will and Testament of James Barton Mattingly late of Saint Mary's County deceased, and Severally made oaths on the Holy Evangels, of Almighty God, that they did See the Testator therein named Sign & Seal this Will, and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the Same to be his last Will and Testament, that at the time of his sodoing, he was to the best of their apprehension of Sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that they respectively Subscribed their manes as Witnesses to this Will, in the presence and at the request of the testator, and in the presence of each other; also that they did See Thomas Morris the other Witness to the Same, Subscribe his name as a Witness to the Same in the presence and at the request of the Said Testator.
Certified by James Forrest Regr Wills
for Saint Mary's County

I Jemima Mattingly Widow of James Barton Mattingly late of Saint Mary's County deceased do hereby renounce and quit all claim to any bequest or device made to me by the last Will of my Husband, exhibited & proved according to Law, and elect to take in lieu thereof, my dower or legal Share of the estate of my Said Husband James B. Mattingly. Given under my hand this 23 day of April 1812.

Jemima X Mattingly

Test.JamesForrest

Transcribed by Judith A. Burger October 23, 2000 from a photocopy, courtesy Lynne L. O'Brien, of the original court record from St. Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good but the writing was distorted and illegible to me in many places.

Mattingly, Joseph

Joseph Mattingly, Signed: November 13, 1790; Proved: March 01, 1791
.~ Item. I will and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Mattingly all my Estate after my Just debts are paid, during her natural life, and after her death two Thirds of my estate, to go to my Nephew & Niece Joseph Thomas and Mary Thomas, to be equally divided Between them and there heirs Forever; And lastly, I do Constitute and appoint my loving wife Elizabeth Mattingly, to be my Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament, as witnessed whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my Seal, This Thirteenth day of November, one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety.~~~

Jos. Mattingly (((Seal)))

Signed Sealed and delivered
In the presence of….
J. Biscoe, Charles Clarke

On the back of the foregoing was as follows, to wit.
Saint Marys County, to wit. The 1st day of March 1791. Then came Elizabeth Mattingly and made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that the within instrument of writing, is the true and whole will and Testament of Joseph Mattingly, late of Saint Marys County, deceased, that hath come to her hands or possession, & that she doth (illegible) know of any other.~~~
Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Regr Wills
For Saint Marys County

Saint Marys County, Ss, the 1st day of March, 1791. Then came James Biscoe one of the two subscribing witnesses, to the within last will & Testament of Joseph Mattingly, late of Saint Marys County, deceased, and made oath on The Holy evangels of almighty God, that he did see the Testator therein named, Sign, and Seal this will and that he heard him publish, pronounce, and declare the same to be his last will and Testament; That at the time of his so doing, he was to the best of his apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding; and that he subscribed his name as a witness to this will in the presence, and at the request of the Testator, and in the presence of Charles Clarke, the other witness who he saw subscribe the same~~~
(Transcribers note: Page ends here. Signatures off the bottom of photocopied page.

Transcribed by Judith A. Burger, October 24, 2000 from a photocopy, courtesy Lynne L. O'Brien, of an original court record from Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was fair, the writing fair and the last lines of the court proceedings missing. I made no corrections of any kind.

Mattingly, Luke

Luke Mattingly, Signed: March 7, 1783; Proved: December 9, 1783

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 called Basil-------
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 punctually performed.
------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 generally Rides--
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
Tho Shiercliffe

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 Wills

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.

Mattingly, Priscilla

Priscilla Mattingly,Signed: October 23, 1790;Proved: December 14, 1790

Priscilla Mattingly
Her last Will
In the name of God, amen. I Priscilla Mattingly of Saint Mary County, being sick and weak of body but of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding do make this my last will & Testament in manner & form following. Infinnis. I recommend my soul into the hands of my redeemer, and my body to be buried in decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my two grand daughters Jane Thompson (wife of Jesse Thompson) and Sarah Thompson (wife of Bennett Thompson) Five pounds of Current money each.-----Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Ford Mattingly, a Seal Skin Trunk, three pewter dishes, and six plates, and one third part of a Negro girl Called (Curest?) Nan.----Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Bennett Mattingly three pounds Currency.
And the residue of my Estate, I bequeath to my three following Children to wit. Bennett, Zachariah and Mary Ford, equal proportion, Share and share alike. And lastly, I do hereby Constitute and appoint the above Bennett, Zachariah, & Mary Ford Mattingly to be Sole Executors of this my last will & Testament revoking and annulling all Former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and Confirming this, and none other to be my last will and Testament, In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 23d Day of October, 1790--------

Priscilla X Mattingly (((seal)))

Signed sealed, published & declared
By the above named Testator, as and
for her last will & Testament in the
Presence of us who at her request & in her presence have subscribed our names as witnesses.
Benedict Spalding. Elias + Smith

On the back of the foregoing was as follows, to wit.
Saint Marys County, to wit, the 14th December 1790. Then came Bennett Mattingly, Zachariah Mattingly, & Mary Ford Mattingly & made oath on the holy evangels of almighty god that the within Testament of writing is the true & whole last will & Testament of Priscilla Mattingly, late of Saint Marys County, declared that hath come to their hand or possession and that they do not know of any other.
Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Regr Wills
for Saint Marys County

Saint Marys County Ss the 14th day of December 1790------------
Then came Benedict Spalding and Elias Smith, the two subscribing witnesses to the within last will and Testament of Priscilla Mattingly late of Saint Marys County, deceased, and severally made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that they did see the Testatrix herein named, Sign and Seal this will, and that they heard her publish pronounce, and declare the same to be her last will and Testament; that at the time of her doing, she was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and that they respectively inscribed their names as witness to this will, in the presence, and at the request of the Testatrix, and in the presence of each other.-----------
Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Regr. Wills
for Saint Marys County

Transcribed by Judith A. Burger October 17, 2000 from a photocopy, courtesy Lynne L. O'Brien, of an original Court record from St. Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible. I made no corrections of any kind. Underlined words were underlined on the photocopy of the original document.

Mattingly, Robert

Robert Mattingly, Signed: June 27, 1776; Proved: December 12, 1776
~~Item my will and desire is that said George Booth, shall have it fully in his power, to set up at publick sale on the Day were ye other part of my Estate is sld, my two Negros Jack & Tom in order to pay a certain Debts wh he is bound to Cunningham Finlay & Compy, And & Mjor John Giasford & Compy & otherwise debts due, himself, and the Residue if any to be paid into the hands if my Executor. Item whereas Robert Cole Late of St. Mary's County deceased did by his last will and Testament appoint Richard Melton Junr And Bazill Hayden and myself Executors of this said will, by Virtue of which I have been and still Am in possession of a part of the personal Estate of the said Robert Cole, now my will and desire is, that all the Estate of the sd Robert Cole wch may be in my hands, at the time of my death be taken into the possession of the said Richard Melton Junr and Basil Hayden for the purpose mentioned in this will of the said Robert Cole
~~ Item. I will and desire that within two months, after the finishing the Crop now on the Ground my whole personal Estate Except, the Negroes above mentioned, be disposed of at publick sale to ye highest Bidder, in such manner as Shall be judged best by my Executor hereafter to be appointed, and the money arrising therefrom to be applied, to the following purposes, and no other, first for (Lawering?) to the said Richard Melton Junr and Bazill Hayden, Any money that may be owing from me to the Estate of the sd Robert Cole, and my Executor is hereby fully impowered to keep in his own hands, as much money as will answer that purpose, Land of the Estate of the said Robert Cole in my hands being wasted, Secondly for the payment of all my Just debts, and the Residue and the Crop, to be devided between my two children Gabriel and Annastatia Mattingly to them and their heirs forever, my wife first having her third part
~~Item I will and desire that all my Estate be kept together, untill the Crop be finished, and my wife Children & family, Supported out of the provission, already made and to be made,
~~Item I leave my two Children, Charles and Catherine, Mattingly to my good friends Richard Melton and Bazill Hayden, the boy to Richard Melton, and the Girl to Bazill Haydon to be by them brought up~~Lastly I Nominate and appoint my friend Bazill Hayden Executor of this my Last will and Testament, hereby Revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made. In witnesses whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this Twenty Seventh Day of June, Seventeen Hundred and seventy six.

Robert Mattingly (((seal)))

Signed sealed published, and declared by the said
Robert Mattingly as his Last Will and Testament
in the presence of us who at his request, and in his presence
have Subscribed our names as witnesses.
Philip Ford
Leonard X Booth

Then came Bazel Haydon and made Oath & that the within instrument of writing, is the true and whole will and Testament of Robert Mattingly late of St. Mary's county and that hath cometo his hands or possession, and that he doth not know of any other~~~
Certified (illegible) Hugh Hopewell Dty Com ry of St. Mary's County~~~~~

Saint Mary's County Ssn 12th December 1776, then came Philip Ford, and Leonard Buthe the two Subscribing witnesses to the within Last will and Testament of Robert Mattingly late of St. Mary's County deceased, and severally made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that they did see the Testator therein named, sign and seal this will, and that they heard him publish pronounce & declare the same to be his last will and Testament, at the time of his sodoing, he was to the best of their apprehensions, of sound and disposing mind mind memory and understanding, and that they respectively subscribed their names, as witnesses, to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testator~~and in the presence of Each other~~
Certified (illegible) Hugh Hopewell DCom ry St. Mary's County~~~~~~~~~

Transcribed by Judith A. Burger October 22, 2000 from a photocopy, courtesy Lynne L. O'Brien, of a original court record from Saint Mary's County, Maryland,. The photocopy was good. The writing was distorted, small and had many abbreviations and words illegible to me. I made no corrections of any kind. The photocopy had no Book noted.

Mattingly, Thomas

Mattingly, Thos., Sr., planter,St. Mary's Co.,9th Oct., 1714; 12th Jan., 1714.
To son Thos. and hrs., “Mount Misery,” where he now lives, and personalty.
To son James and hrs., 130 A., e. side dwelling plantation, being part of a 200 A. tract; also 52 A. adjoining, called “Mattingly's Purchase,” and personalty.
To grandson James Clark and hrs., 70 A., the plantation where his father now lives, after decease of his father and mother. This tract being the west side of testator's dwelling plantation.
To daus. Eliza: Clark and Judith Parker, personalty.
In event of death of son James without issue, his share to pass to son Charles, he to pay to his 3 bros. and sister, Wm., Luke, Ignatius and Ann, 4,000 lbs. tobacco. Should son Chas. die without issue, son William to succeed to estate and pay as afsd. to surviving bros. and sister. Sons to be of age at 18, and dau. at 16 or at marriage. Residue of estate divided into six equal parts to five child., viz.: Charles, William, Luke, Ignatius and Ann, the sixth part to wife Elizabeth, extx. Should she reject a child's portion and claim her thirds, sons Thos. and James to be exs. and deliver to her a third part of estate, to pay to sd. five children personalty, and divide residue between themselves.
Overseers: Robt. Cole and son Thomas.
Test: Adam Boyde (Boyd), Thos. Dillon, Rich. Miller.
14. 222.

Mattingly, Thomas

Thomas Mattingly, Son of Clement, Signed: April 10, 1773; Proved: July 10, 1773

The Last Will of
Thomas Mattingly
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Mattingly son of Clement Mattingly, being weak in body but of sound memory mind and understanding knowing the uncertainty of this life do make my will in manner & form following, first I bequeath my soul to almighty God who first gave it me, hoping through the merits of my Crucified Lord, and Saviour Jesus Christ to obtain eternal life---Secondly my will and desire is that all my Just debts be well and Truly paid by my Executor hereafter mentioned. Thirdly my will and desire is that my land that I now live on may be sold by my Executor hereafter mentioned for the (retton?) discharging my Debts. I give and bequeath to my four Children, Ann Mattingly, Elizabeth Mattingly, Mary Mattingly, and John Mattingly my negros, named Togg, and her Children & young Charles to be equally divided among them & to their heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife my negro fellow Big Charles to her and her heirs forever. All the rest of my personal Estate I give to my four Children, above mentioned, to them & their Heirs forever. Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my loving father Executor of this my last will and Testament, revoking all will or wills, heretofore by me made, as witness my hand, and seal this tenth Day of April one thousand Seven hundred, seventy three-------

Tho. Mattingly (((seal)))

Tester}Raphal Neals
Ann Mattingly
Elizabeth Gibson

Saint Mary's County to wit, On the tenth day of July 1773 Came Raphael Neals, Anne Mattingly, and Elizabeth Gibson the three subscribing, witnesses to the within Last will & Testament of Thomas Mattingly deceased & severally made Oath, on the Holy Evangels of almighty God, that they did see Thomas Mattingly, the Testator herein named, Sign and seal this will, and heard him publish and declare the same to be his Last will & Testament and that at the time of his sodoing he was to the best of their & Each of their apprehension, of perfect leuse and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, and that they respectively Subscribed their names as witnesses to the said will, in the presence and at the request of the said Testator, and in the presence of Each other------Sworn before~~~~~~
J A Thomas Dep Com r St. Mary's County

Transcribed by Judith A. Burger, October 20, 2000 from a photocopy, courtesy Lynne L. O'Brien, of an original court document from of Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing was legible though distorted. I made no corrections of any kind.

Mattingly, Thomas

Thomas Mattingly, Signed: April 11, 1774, Proved: September 10, 1774
----1stly my will is that my Just debts be paid & discharged-
----2ndly My desire is that my son Leonard Mattingly have the use of my negro, fellow Hary, during his natural life, and after his decease said negro to Return in & be added to my personal Estate-
--3rdly My little Strip of Land called Mattinglys Lane, my Water Mill, with the small parcell or parcels of Land adjoyning thereto, which I purchased from Thomas Warren deceased, & intended to have given to my son John Baptist Mattingly, but it being omitted in my deed of Gift which I made to my several Children, naming date, the seventh Day of July one thousand seven hundred, and fifty five, or there abouts, and on St. Mary's County Records & my son Edward Mattingly, having Since bought and paid his Brother John Baptist for the same, with my other Lands, my will and desire therefore is that my said son Edward & his heirs have and Enjoy the aforesaid Mill & Lands forever
-----4thly The other purchases which my said son Edward hath made with his Brother (illegible) to my Estate, my Will is that he be paid out of my Estate, agreeable to the true intent & meaning, of said deed & the Contracts which he and they have made with Each other----------5thly my will & desires is that the remaining part of my personal, after my said son Edward purchases & my Just debts be deducted be given divided & distributed among my several Children & grandchildren, according to the true intent & meaning of my deed of Gift aforesaid, but if after my own & my wifes decease my Children should differ & cannot agree in the division of my Estate, then and in that case my will is and I hereby Empower & Authorise my executors hereafter named or the surviors of theunto these, and appoint two or three persons of honest Charectors no way Interested, to settle divide & distribute, all my effects, & Estate among my Children & Grandchildren, according to the true intent and meaning of my said deed, this my will, and the purchases & contracts, which my said Children have made with Each other, Relative to my Estate, without any administration with the Commissary thereon, and I hereby nominate & appoint my two beloved sons, Edward & Clement, Mattingly, Executors of this my Last will & Testament hereby Revoking all other will and wills by us heretofore made, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the Eleventh day of April in the year of our Lord 1774------

Thomas Mattingly (((seal)))

Signed Sealed & declared
In the presence of us
Joshua Mills
Alley Mills
Teresa Mills

Saint Mary's County to wit, On the tenth Day of September, seventeen hundred & seventy four came, Joshua Mills, Alley Mills & Teresa Mills the three subscribing witnesses to the within Last will and Testament of Thomas Mattingly deceased and made Oath on the Holy Evangels of almighty god that they did see Thomas Mattingly the Testator therein named, Sign and seal this will and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and Testament and that at the time of his sodoing he was to the best of their apprehensions of perfect louse, and of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that they Respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to the said will in his presence and at his Request, and in the presence of each other-------
Sworn before J A Thomas Dep Commis St. Mary's County-------
Transcribed Maryland by Judith A. Burger, October 20, 2000 from a photocopy, courtesy Lynne L. O'Brien, of an original court document from St. Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible. I made no corrections of any kind

Mattingly, Thomas

Thomas Mattingly, Signed: May 1, 1772
In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Mattingly of Saint Mary's County in the province of Maryland being in good health of body but in sound and perfect memory. Do make this my last will and Testament as follows----Infininis I bequeath my soul to God who gave it me, my body to the Earth after my departure to be decently buried at the Charge of my Estate and discretion of my Executor hereafter named--Item I will that my Just debts and funeral Charges be first paid----Item I nominate Constitute and ordain my beloving sister Mary Knott whole and sole Exor of this my last will and Testament----Item I give and bequeath unto my beloving sister Mary Knott all the Estate due me from my Grandfather Mattingly, and my unkle Edward Mattingly. Estate to hav and hol (Exoais?) forever I so ordain that this present will to be my last will and Testament in witness hereof I have set my hand and fixt my seal this the 1st day of May 1772
Thomas X Mattingly (((Seal)))
Transcribed by Judith A. Burger, May 15, 2000 from a photocopy, courtesy of Lynne L. O'Brien, of the original court record from St. Mary’s County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible for the most part. There was no probate listed on the photocopy.

Maynard, Charles

Maynard, Charles,St. Mary's Co.,2d May 1661;
—– —– —–
To wife Ann, execx., seat of land and plantation during life. At death of wife afsd., said properties to descend to eld. dau. Agnes and hrs. In event of death of Agnes without hrs., said properties to pass to young. dau. Eliza: Maynard.
Test: Thos. Turner, Bart: Phillips, John Mecart. 1. 307.

McWilliams, Kenelm

Kenelm McWilliams,Signed: February 1, 1786;Proved: March 6, 1786

Item it is my will & desire that my beloved wife Elizabeth McWilliams, whome I hereby Constitute and appoint my wholo Exectrix have and enjoy the use of all and solo my property both Real & personal, during her widowhood, and that at the Expiration thereof that land where whereso I now live with all its improvements be reserved for the use of such of my Daughters as may then be found unmarried, while they may Continue in that State but that as they may afterwards marry they may loose all claim to Said Lands and improvements; and the whole use of said land & improvements may still lay in my unmarryed Daughters for a home at the last of whoes marriage or Death it is my desire that the said Lands fall to my son John and his heirs~~~Item it is my will And Desire that at the Expiration of my beloved wifes widowhood my personal Estate be Equally Divided, Among my Children or their heirs, Should any those decease before that time~~~This And no no other is my last Will and Testament, Signed and Sealed with my hand and Seal this first Day of February 1786

Kenelm McWilliams (((Seal)))

Signed sealed & acknowledged
By the Testator before us
Raphael Neals
James Heard
Wm. Muir

On the back of the foregoing was thus Endorsed~~~~~~~~
Saint Mary's County Ss the 6th day of March 1786~~~Then came Raphael Neal, James Heard and William Muir the three Subscribing Witnesses to the within last will and Testament of Kenelm McWilliams late of Saint Marys County deceased and severally made Oath on the Holy Evangels of almighty God that they did see the Testator therein named Sign and seal this will and that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament that at the time of his sodoing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and Disposing mind memory and understanding and that they respectively Subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of Each other.~~~~
Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Regr Wills
for Saint Marys County

Saint Marys County to wit~~~
The 7th Day of April 1786 Then came Elizabeth McWilliams and made a Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the within Instrument of writing is the True and whole Will and Testament of Kenelm McWilliams late of Saint Mary's County deceased that hath come to her hands or possession & that she doth not know of any other.~~~~
Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Regr Wills
~~~~~~~~~~~St. M C~~~~~~~~~

Transcribed by Judith A. Burger, October 24, 2000 from a photocopy, courtesy Lynne L. O'Brien, of an original court record of Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible. I made no corrections of any kind.

Meakins, Augustine

Will of Augustine Meekins, SMC 2/21/1767-3/9/1767.
To: James Bats and heirs land that William Jordan laid off. Desire all land above house to be sold.
Wife: Balance of land. Sisters: Margaret Meekin and Teresa Meekin, all below wheat patch, to Teresa Meeking for life and at death, to my children.
Wit: William Thompson, Notley Bradburn, Joseph Thompson, Augustine Meekin, George Medley.
Came Margaret Meekins, Exec. of Augustine Meekins.

Meakins, William

MICKELL, WILLIAM, St. Mary's Co. 17 Feb 1749; 8 March 1749
To godson Joseph Thompson, land now rented to Catharen Pane if he shall arrive to age of 21;
if not then to Agustes Mickell.
To my sister Ann's child Willibe Varnon Wots, land now rented to Ignatius French, if he lives to age of 21; if not to return to Augusten Mickell.
Rest of estate except two barrels of corn to Jno. Huse and my clothing to Jno. Strang, rest among: Anne Daves, Mary Whitfeild, Thomas Woren(?), Mary Sener(?), Ann Seener(?), Teacy(?) Mickell, Jno. Thompson son of Jno. Thompson, Mark Jarbo, Mikell Thompson, and Elizabeth Madlly, wife of Jno. deceased.
Elizabeth Madly, extx.
Wit: Jno. Manning, Thomas Greenwell, Thomas Cartly. 27. 196

Medley, George

Medley, George, (nunc.),St. Mary's Co.,—– —– —–;
22nd May, 1678.
To brother William and sister Anne, Thomas Kirtley, Joseph Hardin, John Brown, and Roman Catholic Church, personalty.
Brother John, ex. and hr.
Test: Richd. Gary, Jos. Harding. 5. 27.

Medley, George

Medley, George,St. Mary's Co.,1st April, 1731;
1st June, 1731.
To son Clemant and hrs., dwell. plan. —— after decease of his mother; shd. sd. son die during minority or without issue, sd. land to pass to son Often and hrs.
To son Bennet and hrs., all land that falls to testator's share when divided bet. wife —— and Mary Tant; sd. son dying during minority or without issue, to pass to son George and hrs.
To 4 sons afsd., personalty at age of 21, or day of marriage, and residue of personal estate.
Wife Ann, extx.
Test: Enoch Combs (Combes), Thomas Thompson, Ignatius Ford, Robert Ford (Foord).
Note: Widow claims her thirds. 20, 214.

Medly (Medley), William

Medly (Medley), William,St. Mary's Co.,22nd Sept., 1725;
30th Nov., 1725.
To cousin George and hrs., plantation —– and 3 yrs. of time of Lawrence Whelch, indentured servant.
To bro. John, Mr. Francis Loyd, cousin John and his son John, cousins William, Thos., James and Ann, and William Daft, John Anderson, John Far and Lewis Moor, personalty.
To James Tull, on condition he remain with George Medley until he is 18 yrs. of age, personalty.
Bro. John and his son George exs. and residuary legatees.
Testator directs that he be buried at the old Chaple, Clements Town.
Test: Stephen Martin, William Sword, Sary Hammond, John Hammond. 18, 418.

Mee, George

Mee, George,St. Mary's Co.,—– —– —–;
6th Aug., 1662.
To Josias Smith, house and ground.
To John Vanheck, land on side of Deep Ck.
To wife (unnamed), residue of estate, real and personal, during widowhood; if she marry, entire estate, excepting dower rights, to go to John Vanheck. Caesar Prince to live with testator's wife until he is 18 yrs. of age.
Exs.: Wife (unnamed) and John Vanheck.
Test: Geo. Willson, Thos. Ward. 1. 158.

Melton, Thomas

Melton, Thomas, Sr.,St. Mary's Co.,24th Sept., 1705;
1st May, 1706.
To son Thomas and hrs., dwelling plantation 100 A., “Boston,” 80 A., “Cuckold's Haven” and 110 A., “St. John's.”
To dau. Mary Howard and hrs., personalty and tracts afsd. should son Thomas die without issue.
Grandson Thos. Adams to be allowed to plant on “St. John's” afsd.
To Mr. Hunter and granddau. Rachel Adams, personalty.
Test: Robert Mansell, Charles Carles, John Williams. 12. 58.

Melton, Thornas

Melton, Thornas, planter,St. Mary's Co.,8th July, 1724;
16th Sept., 1724.
To son Richard and hrs., plantation where Thomas Alphin now lives and as much of adj. land as shall make one-half of “St. John's”; sd. Alphin to live on plan. till son Richard arrives at age of 21, and personalty.
To son Thomas and hrs., other half of “St. John's.”
To dau. Elizabeth, personalty.
To wife Mary, dwelling plantation “Boston” during life; at her decease to 2 young. sons Adam and John and their hrs. equally. Shd. either die before age of 18 or without issue, portion of dec'd to dau. Elizabeth and hrs.; 1/3 residue of estate, remaining 2/3s to child. when of age or day of marriage equally.
Exs.: Father-in-law Richard Millard and wife Mary to give lease of land in forest to James Wildman.
Test: Thomas Scott (Scot), James Mills, William Rogers, James Thompson. 18, 303.

Merritt, John

Merritt, John,St. Mary's Co.,28th Dec., 1734;
23rd Jan., 1734.
To sister Hopewell Merrit, John Glbson, William Gibson son of sd. John, and John Gibson, Jr., personalty.
To wife Jane, extx., and hrs., dwelling plantation and residue of estate.
Test: Thomas Lee, Simon Reeder, William Long. 21. 284.

Miles, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Miles, SMC, 4/12/1773-7/1/1773.
3 daughters-in-law: Ann, Elizabeth, and Mary Mattingly, one negro and residue of estate after legacies are paid.
Sister-in-law: Ann Mattingly, 2 pr. shoes and a pr. of silk mitts. Sisters: Lendenfin Wick and Eleanor Miles, my 2 stone rings.
Sister: Bitha Wildman, my silver buckles.
Sister: Becky Hill, my cotton gown.
Mother-in-law: Ann Mattingly, my red cloak.
Sister-in-law: Elizabeth, my silk cloak.
Sister-in-law: Mary McWilliams, an apron. T
o: George Slye, my gold ring.
To: Eleanor and Raphael Neale, sleeve buttons.
To: Mrs. Elizabeth Neale, Sr., my parson gown.
Exec: Father-in-law, Clement Mattingly.
Wit: Raphael Neale, Ann Gibson.

Miles, Francis

Miles, Francis,St. Mary's Co.,—– —– —–;
23rd Sept., 1700.
To grandson Francis, son of John Miles, 100 A., “Back Acres,” and 100 A., “Miles Meadow,” St. Mary's Co.
To Robert Wiseman, son of John Wiseman, “Back Acres” afsd. in event of death of sd. grandson without issue.
To Mary, dau. of John Miles, and hrs., “Miles Meadow” in event of death of sd. grandson without issue; to pass in turn to John, son of John Miles afsd.
To dau. Catherine Wiseman, personalty.
Exs.: Wm. Aisquith, Wm. Ahorne.
Test: Cornelins Manning, Abraham Rhoades, Mary Manning.
6. 375.

Miles, John

Miles, John,St. Mary's Co.,30th Feb., 1697;
16th Mch., 1697.
To son James, ex., home plantation.
To 5 child., viz., John, Nicholas, Henry, Edward, and dau. (unnamed), residue of eestate equally.
Sons to be of age at 18 yrs. and dau. at 16 yrs. Son John to have charge of children.
Test: Thos. Dillon, Chas. Joy, Cornelius Dunman. 7. 343.


Miles, John

Miles, John, Sr.,St. Mary's Co.,3rd Jan., 1726-7;
23rd Jan., 1726-7.
To wife Mary, dwell. plan., 54 A. ——, during life.
To son John, ex., and hrs., “Summerfield” and “Westfield”; and personalty.
To son Henry and hrs., 92 A. “Cornelius's”; dwell. plan. at decease of his mother ——; 4,000 lbs. tob. to be expended for land; and personalty.
To daus. Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth, Priscilla and Anne, and bros. Nicholas and Edward, personalty.
To dau. Elineor Sinnott, 2,000 lbs. tob. in full of her pt. of estate.
To wife afsd. and 7 child., viz. John, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth, Henry, Priscilla and Anne, residue of estate.
Test: Edwd. Cole, Charles Joy, Thos. Oglesby. 19, 34.

Miles, Mary Gough

Mary Miles, widow, SMC, 4/3/1734-5/15/1734.
Daughter: Margaret, personalty. Residue of estate to be divided between three children Margaret, Priscilla, and Ann. Granddaughter: Mary Sinnott, personalty.
Exec.: Son-in-law, Joseph Stone.
Wit: Jean Gough, Ann Farthing.

Miles, Susanna

Miles, Susanna,St. Mary's Co.,22nd Feb., 1701-2;
2nd June, 1702.
To Robert, son of Jno. Wiseman, and Mary, dau. of Jno. and Margery Miles, personalty.
To dau. Sarah, wife of Edward Horne, “Halford's Folly”; to pass at her death to her dau. Winnifrade. In event of death of sd. Winnifrede before her mother, sd. land to revert to dau. Sarah and her hrs.
Son-in-law Edward Horne and dau., exs. and residuary legatees.
Test: Wm. Asquith, Jno. Wiseman, Francis Hopewell, Barnaby Ancktill. 11. 207.

Millard (Miller), Richard

Millard (Miller), Richard,St. Mary's Co.,27th Feb., 1725-6;
20th April, 1726.
To wife Anne, personalty during life; at her decease, to 3 daus. Monica, Elizabeth and Elinor; shd. one of sd. daus. die before marriage her portion divided bet. 2 sons Richard and Jos.
To son Richard and hrs., tract of land being pt. of “Little St. Thomas,” “Turners Plaine” and “Gloster,” tonching John Suttell's land (for desc. see will).
To wife Anne, share of residue of real estate during life; at her decease, to son Jos. and hrs.
To son Joseph and hrs., residue of real estate.
To daus. Monica, Elizabeth, Elinor, Mary Melton, Margrett Boyde and Anne Skirkilift, personalty.
Exs.: Wife Anne and sons Richard and Jos.
Test: Clemt. Gardiner, Saml. Sarvis, John Feild (Field).
Codicil, 28th Feb., 1725-6: To sons Richard and Joseph, personalty.
Test: Same. 18, 475.

Millburn (Milburn, Milbern), Joseph

Millburn, Joseph,St. Mary's Co.,24th Nov., 1734;
13th Jan., 1734.
To wife Elizabeth, use of dwelling plantation and personal estate during life; after her decease son Jeremiah to receive dwelling plantation and personal estate to be divided between sons Stephen and Jeremish.
To son Stephen and hrs., plantation on the bay shore when of age.
Exs.: Wife afsd. and Francis Hillton.
Test: George Birch (Burch), Hugh Kelly, Mary Garvis. 21. 283

Millburn (Milburn, Milbern), Stephen

Millburn (Milburn), Stephen,St. Mary's Co.,8th April, 1720;
27th April, 1723.
To son Joseph and hrs., dwelling plantation —– except 1/3 of the orchard to son John.
To sons Stephen and John, 100 A. each.
To dau. Sarah Nilson, personalty.
To dau. —– Sweny, 1s.
Wife —– and (son ?) Joshua exs.
Test: Peter Collison, Thos. Kirbey, Richd. Shurley (Shirley). 18, 71.

Miller, Edward

Miller, Edward, planter,St. Mary's Co.,22nd March, 1721;
—– —– —–
To grandson Thomas (after decease of wife), his father's dwelling plantation 100 A. “Bay Side.”
To grand-dau. Anne (sister to afsd. Thomas) and hrs., 100 A. “Locust Thickett.” She dying without issue, sd. plan. to 2 child. of Robert Perry. being the grandchildren of the sd. Edward Miller, viz. Sarah and Laurena Perry. They dying without issue, to John Green and hrs.
To John Green (after decease of wife), 150 A. dwell. plan.
To wife —–, extx., residue of estate.
Test: John Freind, Honry Thompson, Richd. Walker, Tho. Bruce, Thos, Glave.
Note: Above will not proved, but ordered to be recorded. 18, 169.

Miller, John

Miller, John,Poplar Hill Hundred, St. Mary's Co.,28th Feb., 1687-8;
2nd Apr., 1688.
To Robert Mason, Susanns, dau. of John Little, personalty.
Maj. John Cambell, ex. and residuary legatee.
Test: Wm. Husband, John Aimesworth, Moore Morgan. 4. 288

Miller, John

Miller, John, planter,St. Mary's Co.15th Feb., 1717;
17th Feb., 1717.
To dau. Rebecca and hrs., 2 tracts of 180 A. in St. Mary's hundred, bou. of George Thompson, “Farnham” and “Chelsey.”
To dau. Priscilla (wife of Wm. Hebb) and hrs., land in Poplar Hill hundred, “Forest of Dane,” and a tract in St. George's, “Gardiner's Purchase.”
To grandson John (son of Wm. Hebb), “Strife,” bou. of John Batson.
Wife Ann extx.
Test: Wm. Healder, Timothy Jolle, Wm. Asquith. 14. 462.

Millman, John

Millman, John,St. Mary's Co.,31st Jan., 1738-9;
6th Mch., 1738-9.
To wife Mary, extx., entire estate.
Test: Law. DeButts, John Stanfield, Samuel Bellwood, Stephen Chilton. 22. 42.

Millman, Mary

Millman, Mary,St Mary's Co.,4th Dec., 1740;
21st Feb., 1740-41.
To granddau. Mary Thomas, at 16 yrs and grandsons Robert and James Thomas, at 18 yrs., personalty
To dau. Prudence Taylor and hrs., residue of estate.
Ex.: Son-in-law, John Taylor.
Test: John Stanfield, Samuel Johnson, Maurice Williams.
22. 292.

Mills, Andrew

Mills, Andrew , SMC 9/28/1771-1/20/1772. Wife: unnnamed. Children: John,
James, Elizabeth Tippett, Charles. To: Charles Harrison, Truman Harrison,
Temperance Vissetts, Monica Kirby, Mary Tippett. Mentions: James Jordan. Wit:
Elias Hays and John Mills Yong. Execs: Sons, John and James.

Mills, John

Mills, John,St. Mary's Co.,31st Aug., 1728;
6th Nov., 1728.
To dau. Mary, personalty at marriage.
To son John, personalty at marriage or age of 21; shd. either die before that time, survivor to enjoy portion of dec'd.
To Mr. Francis Loyd, personalty.
Wife Mary, extx.
Test: John Greenwell, Henry Wineet, Cornelius Maning. 19, 500.

Mills, Nicholas

Mills, Nicholas,St. Mary's Co.,11th Nov., 1728;
18th March, 1728-9.
To grandson John and hrs., dwell. plan. ——; he dying without issue, to pass to granddau. Mary and hrs.; she dying without issue, to son Nicholas and hrs.
To son Nicholas and hrs., 309 A. “Strife” and “Strife's Addition.”
To daus. Mary Millard and Susanna and their hrs., 400 A. “Neals Lott”; either dau. dying without issue, portion of dec'd to survivor; shd. both die without issue, to son Nicholas and hrs.
To dau.-in-law Mary Mills, use of lands where she now lives during widowhood.
To dau. Susanna and the clergy at New Town, personalty.
To wife Elizabeth, use of dwell. plan. from path leading from house of dau.-in-law Mary Mills to hd. of Floods Ck., where Charles Daft now lives, during her life; residue of estate.
Exs.: Wife and son Nicholas.
Test: Cornelius Maning, Mathew Dafft, James Thompson. 19, 616.

Mills, Peter

Mills, Peter,St. Mary's Co.,3rd Sept., 1684;
17th Mch., 1684-5.
To wife Mary, execx., home plantation.
To dau. Eliza: and hrs., sd plantation at death of wife afsd.
To sons Nicholas and Peter and hrs., 64 A., “Minsterdam,” and 150 A., “Pomfrett Field.”
To Peter and William Howard, sd. estate in event of death of wife and of 3 child. afsd. without issue.
Test: Clement Hill, Thos. Dant, Jno. Barnard, Eliza: Cooke. 4. 94.

Mills, Peter

Mills, Peter,St. Mary's Co.,4th April, 1741;
6th June, 1744.
To wife Margaret, life int. in entire estate real and personal.
To son Peter and hrs., dwell. plan. “St. John's”.
To son William, ex., and hrs., land in Prince George's Co. and land where Jeremiah Redman now lives.
To grandsons William and Joshua, personalty.
Test: Mary Millard, Thomas Williams, James Thompson.
23. 532.
Note: Widow will abide by her husband's will.

Mitford, Bulmer

Mitford, Bulmer,St. Mary's Co.,23rd July, 1665;
To wife Fortune, execx., all estate, real and personal, and to have care of “my” son Thomas; in event of death of wife before proving of this will, son Thomas to be ex.
Overseer: Cousin John Morecroft, if he come into the Province.
Test: Wm. Champe, Jas. Joung, John Smith. 1. 235.

Monark, Monica

Monark, Monica,St. Mary's Co.,4th Feb., 1743-4;
7th Feb., 1743.
To daus. Mary and Margaret, personalty.
To child. John, Joseph, Thomas, Mary and Margaret, testator's share of husband John's estate.
Exs.: Bros. Edward Price, John Temple.
Test: John Bucknam, John Bradue. 23. 413.

Morgan, Charity

In the name of God Amen. I Charity Morgan of St May’s County, being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, (that is to say):

Item: First and principally, I commend my soul unto the house of almighty God, and my body to the earth, to burial decently, at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named, and after my debts and Funeral Charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Ignatius Morgan my Feather Bed and Furniture that is one pair of Blankets, one pair of Sheets, on Quilt, and a horse named Stretcher, and the Hogs that is now in his possession, and one Mare named Irish.

Item: I give unto my son Wilfred (or William) Morgan the Feather bed that he has at this time, and hogs and one Cow.

Item: I give unto my son George Hayden, one Cow and Calf and one Bed and furniture for the use of Ian Hayden, likewise on large iron (unreadable) hooks, and Rack, for the use of his son William.

Item: I give unto my daughter Frances Hayden on Bed and furniture, one horse named (Sylph?), my side saddle and bridle, on Cow and Yearling, and three hogs that is now in the pen. I give unto my son James Morgan two (Steers) about five years old.

Item: I give unto my four sons William, Ignatius, Raphael, & Joseph and my daughter Frances Hayden the remainder of my goods and chattels to be equally divided among them. Duly I do Constitute and appoint my son George Hayden, Executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony I have set my hand and seal this 15th day of September, One Thousand and Seven Hundred and Ninety One.


Notes to Will: Charity was married 1st to George Hayden b. Ca 1718 d. 1754 intestate. George’s father William Hayden had died 1733 (Will 20:902 St Mary’s Co) and left plantations to his two sons and two daughters of his first marriage, leaving the remainder of his large estate to his 2nd wife Elizabeth to be divided at her death to a total of eight children of both marriages, including George who married Charity. Two sons of George’s marriage prior to Charity were William and Basil Hayden, who migrated to Kentucky with the Catholic Pioneers. William Morgan b. (?) d. 1774 Intestate, married Charity ca 1755. Charity’s son George Hayden of the will was born ca 1747 d. (?); daughter Mary Hayden b. ca 1748 d. (?); daughter Frances Hayden b. ca 1751 d. (?).


Morgan, Edward

Morgan, Edward,St. Mary's Co.,20th April, 1718;
18th July, 1722.
To son John and dau. Mary, 200 A. “Parish” equally (for division see will).
To son Benjamin, personalty (to be of age at 18).
To sons John and Edward, dau. Sarah and grand-dau. Jane Chirrel, 1s. each.
To wife Mary, extx., 1/3 of residue of estate, remaining 2/3 to 5 child. equally, viz. Mary, Eliza., Elinor, William and Benjamin.
Ex. desired not to delude any of child. to Rmish Church.
Test: Geo. Clark, Thos. Watts, Wm. Watts, Antho. Simmons (Sims), John Gill. 17, 259.

Morgan, John

Morgan, John,St. Mary's Co.,28th Feb., 1741-2;
17th May, 1742.
To wife –– entire estate, personal.
Test: Wm. Morgan, John Morgan, Eliza. Morgan.
22. 467.

Morgan, Mary

Morgin, Mary,St. Mary's Co.,12th Nov., 1726;
1st June, 1728.
To daus. Elizabeth and Elender and son William, personalty; residue of estate to 4 child. equally; son William to be in care of Thomas Plumer until 18 yrs. of age.
Ex.: Son-in-law John Sikes.
Test: Robert Ford, Ann Medley, Mary Ford. 19, 445.

Morgan, William

Morgan, William, St. Mary's Co., 9/21/1751; 5/25/1752
To wife Mary Morgan, all my land but if she should marry then to inherit 1/3 part of the land
to daughter Ann Bailey, 50 A being part of land whereon she now lives and incase she should have a child to be brought up in the protestant religion then said land should fall to that child after death of said daughter.
To daughter Mary Morgan parcel of land called "White Burah Freehold" excepting 50 A which I bequeath to dau. Ann Bailey, and also 20 A adjoining unto Isabella cooks land and William Dorsey's land, Junr.
To dau. Sarah Morgan, land called "Hazzard" and also that 20 A adjoining to said Cook and dorsey land.
To daus. Mary Morgan and Sarah Morgan, 10 pounds sterl. Remainder of estate to be divided amonf wife Mary Morgan and three daus.: Ann Beiley, Mary Morgan and Sarah Morgan.
Wit: John Stevens, Mary Bailey, William Bailey

Morgin, Wm

Morgin, Wm.,St. Mary's Co.,24th Aug., —–;
5th Nov., 1720.
To Eliza. Brown, extx., entire estate.
Test: Robt. Lane, David Everson. 16, 211.

Mosely (Mosley, Mozely), Robert

Mosely (Mosley, Mozely), Robert, Poplar Hill,St. Mary's Co.,17th Dec., 1721;
6th Feb., 1721.
To son Robert and hrs., tract on Poplar Hill Ck., joining on Black Ck.
To dau. Patience and hrs., plantation in “Course's Neck,” in St. Jerome's.
To dau. Elizabeth and hrs., dwell. plan. —–. Lands afsd. not to be sold. Shd. either of 3 child. afsd. die without issue, survivors to divide portions of dec'd. Children not to leave their mother-in-law until girls are 16 and boys 18, and then divide residue of estate. Residue of plan. that was Carwardine's to go towards schooling of son Robert.
Wife Margaret extx.
Test: John Russell, Ann Deavey, Thomas Campbell, Katherine Cohee. 17, 89.

Moy, Eliza

Moy, Eliza: widow of Richard Moy,St. Mary's Co.,8th Jan., 1675;
14th Feb., 1675.
To Thomas and Richard, sons of Thomas Griffin and his wife, Eliza:, lately dec'd; Thomas Griffin, Sr., Ellen Forrest, Mrs. Horn, Goody Atwood, goddau. Winifred Osbaldston, dau. of William Osbaldston, brothers and sisters, viz., Symon, William, Robert and Jane Turpine, of Brantford, nr. London, Mrs. Eliza: Baker, Margaret Wynn, dau. of Thomas Wynne, Mrs. Eliza: Wynne, Eliza:, wife of Thomas Hatton, Mrs. Rhoades, Mrs. Ennis, Henry Carew, and Robert Carvile, personalty.
To son Daniel, (now 6 yrs. of age), residue of estate at 18 yrs. of age.
Exs.: Henry Carew, Robt. Carvile, Clement Hill, who are also appointed guardians of son Daniel, afsd.
Test: Michael Rochford, Thos. Wynne, Thos. Griffin. 2. 396.

Moy, Richard,

Moy, Richard,St. Mary's Co.,19th Feb., 1670;
13th Dec., 1675.
To the Roman Catholic Church and to Michael Foster, personalty.
Wife Eliza:, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal; she to make provision for son Daniel.
Test: Thos. Notley, Dan'l Jenifer, Roger Seale. 2. 371.

Murty, Stephen

Murty, Stephen,St. Mary's Co.,18th Apr., 1684;
4th June, 1684.
To wife Eliza: in Waterford, Ireland, “New Waterford” and “New Passage” during life; at her death to pass to eld. son John and hrs.; he dying without issue to pass to son Anthony and hrs., and in succession to all testator's child. Wife to have care of younger child. unnamed in will.
To Catholic Clergy, personalty.
Ex. Clement Hill.
Test: Cuthbert Scott, Anthony Lochlin, Lawrence Hanning, Griffin Davis. 4. 41.

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