updated 2/2003

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




Salmon, Thomas

Sallmon, Thomas,Newtowne, St. Mary's Co.,3rd Nov., 1695;
14th Nov., 1695.
To John and Justinian, sons of Jas. Greenwell, and hrs., 200 A., “Rochester.” In event of death of either of sd. legatees during minority deceased's portion to pass to next heir-at-law of Jas. Greenwell.
To John Faney, William Michael, John Hall, and William Hunter, priests, personalty.
To exs., Michael Realy, William Shercliffe, personalty.
Test: Wm. Husbands, Thos. Kereley, Chas. Dafte, Jno. Browne.
7. 134.

Sampson, Jeremiah

Sampson, Jeremiah,St. Mary's Parish, London, Rotherhith, in County of Surry, mariner,18th Sept., 1717;
2nd Feb., 1717.
To Henry Sampson (who now lives with testator), £20 to place him as apprentice to trade of own choosing.
To dau. Mary, wife of John May, silversmith, £50.
Dau. Sarah extx. and residuary legatee.
Test: Joshua Bangs, Mary Butcher. 14. 493.

Sanders, John

Sanders, John,St. Mary's Co.,3rd Aug., 1741;
11th Jan., 1741.
To wife Mary, extx., and her child. Joseph and Ann Hartly, entire estate.
Test: John Miles, Jane Gibens.
22. 421.

Scott, Thomas

Scott, Thomas,Chaptico, St. Mary's Co.,24th Oct., 1734;
16th Nov., 1734.
To James Mills and hrs., testator's interest in 100 A. known as “Walkers” in the Forrest of Chaptico.
To dau. Mary Hoakins and hrs., 100 A. of that same tract of the Title of Wems in the same forest.
To daus. Henrietta and Sarah and their hrs., each 100 A. of same tract.
To son Thomas and hrs., residue of sd. tract; plantation where Edward Clarke now lives; and personalty. Personal estate to be divided among four child. and their hrs.
Test: Philip Dorey, James Ballie, John Davis. 21. 252.

Searson, Alice

Searson, Alice (nunc.),St. Mary's Co.,4th April, 1731.
Justinian Jordan to take grandson Thomas Jordan and entire estate for use of sd. grandson.
Test: Mrs. Mary Jordan, Mrs. Ann Dorey. 20, 182.

Selo, Francis

Selo, Francis, Newtowne,St. Mary's Co.,7th Jan., 1674;
20th Jan., 1674.
To son (unnamed) in Va, and Bryan Daley, personalty.
Stephen Murty, ex. and residuary legatee.
Test: Morgan Jones, Wm. Asbeston. 2. 26

Semmes, Anthony

15 Aug. 1708 - 12 Jan. 1708 Will of Anthony SEMMS, Charles Co., MD
To sons Anthony and Marmaduke, 200 acres "Sems Settlement" Marmaduke to have dwelling plantation.
To children, Electius, Fidelmus, Mary, and Bathia, 400 acres "Semms Forest" in Cecil Co.
To dau. Jane, personalty.
Wife: Duseabella, extx. residue of personal estate for maintenance of 4 children. first named.
In event of death of wife before she marries, her share of estate to pass to brother James SEMMES, he to provide for sd. children and to have charge of Anthony, Electius, Fidellmus, and Bathia; Barnaby ANCTILL to have charge of Marmaduke, Mary, and Jane, during minority.
Test; John HIGTON, John SEMMES, Susanna BUCKNEY. 12 . 326

Semmes, Fortune Watson

In the name of God Amen may the first Anno Dm one thousand Six hundred ninety nine I Fortune Semmes of Charles County in the Province of Maryland widow being weak of body but of Sound and perfect memory praise be given to Almighty God for the Same and knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth and being desirous to settle things in order doe make this my Last will and Testament and by this present doe make voyd and annull all former wills and
Testaments and this only to be my Last will and Testament in manner and forme following That is to Say first and principally I Comend my Soul unto almighty God my Creator assuredly believing that I Shall receive full pardon and free remission of all my Sins and to be Saved by the passions death and merits of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be buried in Such decent and Christian manner as to my Exetors hereafter named Shall be thought meet and
convenient and as touching Such worldly Estate as the Lord in mercy hath lent me and my will and meaning is that the Same Shall be Employed and bestowed as hereafter by this my will is expressed and declared viz...

Item I give and bequeath unto my Sons John Semmes three hundred and nineteen acres of Land being part of a Tract of Eight hundred and thirty and Eight acres called by the name of St. Georges my husband Marmaduke Semmes deced bought of Mr. Thomas Simpson.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Marmaduke Semmes three hundred and nineteen acres being another part of the aforesaid Tract bought of the aforesaid Thomas Simpson which said part belongs to the plantation I now live upon with the housing and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging after my decease unto him the said Marmaduke and to his heirs and assignes forever, my Son Anthony Semmes having two hundred acres belonging to the
Said Tract and the remaining part as aforementioned being six hundred thirty and Eight acres to be Equally divided between my Son John and my Son Marmaduke Semmes as aforesaid.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Medford Twenty Shillings to buy him a mourning Ring...I give unto Thomas Medford son of the said Thomas Medford a two year old heifer...I give unto my Son Anthony Semmes ten Shillings to buy him a mourning Ring...I give unto my son James Semmes ten Shillings to buy him a mourning Ring...I give unto Marmaduke Semmes Son of
Anthony Semmes a Mare Colt and it is my will and desire that after my decease my said Executors doe performe this my Last will and Testament and for the rest of my Temporall Estate that it hath pleased God to bestow upon me to be equally divided between my two Sons John Semmes and Marmaduke Semmes and doe hereby nominate and appoint my Son John Semmes and my Son
Marmaduke Semmes my whole and Sole Executors Equall in power thougth and virtue of this my Last will and Testament In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal the day and year first above written.


Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Edward Potter George Griggs (x) his marke Jane Harris (x) her marke

To the precedeing will was annext as follows viz December ye 8th 1701

Then came before me Edward Potter and took his Oath upon the holy Evangelist that the Instrument or writing brought before me was the Last will and Testament of Fortune Semmes dated in Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand the day and year first above written.

This is to Certifie you that there came but only Edward Potter before me the other two Wittnesses are not George Griggs is dead and the other Cannot be found.

December ye 10th 1701 These are humbly to certifye the Honble Thomas Brooke Esq Commissary Generall of Maryland that the proof of the Last will and Testament of Fortune Semmes deced was Certified to me by Mr. William Harbert one of his majtes Comrs of Charles County Court in the same manner and forme as is
here Sent to your honour by me.
RICHD BOUGHTON, Dept County Court Com.

Sewall, Charles

Sewall, Charles,St. Mary's Co.,8th Aug., 1741;
27th April, 1742.
Land not entailed to be sold including 1000 A. due test. by warrant, for payment of debts and support of wife Eleanor and child. as long as they remain with their mother.
To widow –– and bro. Clement, ½ money allowed by County for tract “Darby” to be disposed of as per his will.
Exs.: Wife and sons Nicholas and Charles.
Test: John Leland, Wm. Cavenough, Mary Cavenough.
22. 467.

Sewall, Nicholas

Sewall, Nicholas,St. Mary's Co.,16th Apr., 1737;
9th May, 1737.
To daus. Ann and Sophia and their hrs., 1,000 A. called “Lady's Gift” or “Sewalls Range,” on Choptank R., 1,000 A. of “Sewall's Manor,” Kent Co.; and personality.
To daus. Jane Brooke and Claire Young, 20s each.
To son Charles, grandsons Nicholas, Charles and Henry, personalty. Exs. sons Charles and Clement empowered to sell 2,000 A. “The Cross,” Baltimore Co., 3,000 A. “Darby,” on Choptank B., Dorchester Co., for benefit of estate; residue of personalty to be divided among children, viz: Clement, Elizabeth Frisby, Susanna Douglas and Mary Carroll.
Test: Thomas Gerard, Thomas Chase, Mary Leigh. 21. 775.

Sewall (Sewell), Nicholas

Sewall, Nicholas, Jr.,St. Mary's Co.,28th Oct., 1727;
11th April, 1732.
To nephew Nicholas Lewis Sewall, personal estate at age of 21; shd. sd. nephew die during his minority, personalty to be divided among the bros. and sisters of testator living at decease of sd. nephew; also in event of the death of sd. nephew without issue, the reversion of tract where testator now lives, “Mattapany Sewall,” will by law descend to testator, and is devised to Charles, second son of bro. Charles, and to his hrs. Shd. sd. nephew Charles die without issue, or during minority, sd. land and appurtenances to become right of nephew Nich****las, second son of Peregrine Frisby, gentleman. Rights to admimister on estate of bro. Henry having been signed over to testator by Elizabeth, widow of sd. bro., and Philip Lee, Esq., her now husband by deed 8th Dec., 1725, testator makes over to afsd. bro. Charles all claims to administer on estate of bro. Henry, dec'd.
Ex.: Bro. Charles.
Test: Thomas Aisquith, Thomas Tolley, George Reade, Richard Hopewell. 20, 371

Sewell, Henry

Sewell, Henry,St. Mary's Co.,19th Mch., 1721-2;
7th May, 1722.
Testator desires that father Maj. Nicho. Sewell will permit wife —– to have her thirds in all testator's lands, and will give sd. lands to his 2 child. Henry and Nicho. and their hrs. or to the survivor shd. either die before of age. Personal estate to wife —– and child. afsd.
Exs.: Wife —– and bro. Nicho.
Test: Mrs. Ann Sewell, James Richardson, Clement Sewell, Wm. Huddleston. 17, 142.

Sewell, Mordecai

Sewell, Mordecai,St. Mary's Co.,11th Jan., —–;
18th Jan., 1721.
To Thomas Gosling Hutchins (son of John Hutchins) and hrs., 170 A. “Mackgrinday,” Calvert Co., where his father now lives; shd. he die without issue, to Elizabeth Waters and hrs.
Ex.: Uncle Thomas Gosling.
Test: Thomas Hall, Thomas Eberdine, Henry Gibbins (Gibbens). 17, 90.

Shank, John

Shank, John,St. Mary's Co.,19th June, 1683;
16th Feb., 1684.
To wife Abigall, execx., 300 A., “Little Hackley.”
To son John and hrs., sd. plantation at death of wife.
To dau. Mary Shank and hrs., sd. plantation in event of death of son John afsd. without issue.
To dau. Eliza: Tennison and hrs., plantation afsd. should sd. legatees die without issue.
To grandson Charles Watts, and hrs., plantation afsd. should sd. legatees die without issue.
To Timothy Richardson, personalty.
Test: Jno. Snowden, Jos. Fowler, Jno. Payer, Henry Poulter. 4. 91.

Shanks, John Sr

Shanks, John Sr., SMC, 9/22/1796-2/6/1798.
Daughter: Susanna Newton, land where I live, being pt. of "St. Oswald's", 100 ac.
Daughter: Honor Shanks, to have maintenance during her life and if Susanna Newton should marry and it doesn't suit Honor to live with her, Susanna is to pay Honor 15 shillings per year as long as Honor lives.
Granddaughter: Elizabeth Newton, "St. Oswald's", 100 ac., after the death of my daughter, Susanna Newton. If she dies without heirs, to my daughter, Honor Shanks.
Granddaughter: Mary Shanks, living in KY, five shillings currency. Daughters: Susanna Newton and Honor Shanks, my personal estate equally divided.
Exec: Daughter, Susanna Newton.
Obediah Nelson, Martin French, and Sarah French

Shelley, Edward

Shelley, Edward,St. Mary's Co.,—– —– —–; 13th Oct., 1653. William Whittle,
admr. and sole legatee. Test: Alice Howard, Wm. Lawrie. 1. 53.

Sheppard, Catherine

Sheppard, Catherine,St. Mary's Co.,10th May, 1714;
26th May, 1714.
To son William Wilkinsson, ex., son John Wilkisson, dau. Catherine Taney, grandson Robert Hutchins, granddau. Catherine Hutchins, and to Frances Hutchins, Wm. Hutchins, Mary Paine, Catherine Willkisson, John Hutchins, Catherine Willson, Mary Taney and Quill Hutchins, personal estate.
Test: Andrew Bumvally, Mary Sample, Wm. Read. 14. 7.

Sheppard, John

Sheppard, John,St. Mary's Co.,22nd May, 1699;
6th Mch., 1699.
To son Richard and to dau. Eliza: Beete, 1 shilling each.
Wife (unnamed), extx. and residuary legatee.
Test: Rich'd Newman, Jno. Brown, Eliza: Jarboe. 6. 237.

Shercliffe John

Shirtcliffe, John,St. Mary's Co.,2d Dec., 1661;
26th Mch, 1663.
To wife Anne, execx., plantation on Bretton's Bay.
To eld. son John, land on n. w. side Bretton's Bay.
To young. son William, land on St. Clement's Bay.
To eld. dau. Mary, land.
To dau. Anne, land.
To cous. Thomas Spalding, land.
In event of death of all child. without issue, estate to pass to Roman Catholic Church.
Overseers: Brother-in-law Henry Spinke and friend Peter Mills.
Test: Edward Clarke, Edmond Smith, Leonard Green. 1. 172.

Shercliffe, John

Sheirclife, John, SMC 12/29/1749-2/6/1749
I lend to son Joseph Shericlif, plantation I now live on during the life of Margaret Mills
To wife ann Sheirclif
To eldest son John Sheirclif, land bought of my bro. William Sheirclif and plantation I now live on
To eldest son John Sheirclif, land I bought of my bro. Thomas sheirclif and that I had given me by my brother Petter Sheirclif's will
Wit" Joshua Millard, Peter Mills, Henry Sheirclife, Joseph Bailey

Shercliffe, Peter

Shierclieff, Peter,St. Mary's Co.,4th May, 1730;
25th Feb., 1730.
To bros. John, ex., and Thomas and their hrs., entire real estate, they paying certain personalty to bro. William.
Test: Edward Knott, Leonard Green, James Thompson. 20, 180.

Shercliffe , Thomas

Shercliffe (Shierclieffe), Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,26th Aug., 1738;
20th Nov., 1738.
To son Henry and hrs., land bou. of Richard Melton and Thomas Green.
To son Thomas and hrs., residue of real estate after death of wife Monica. Sons to be of age at 18.
To wife Monica, extx., and hrs., residue of estate.
Test: John Mahoney, Henry Myles, James Thompson.
22. 13.

Shercliffe , Wiilliam

Shercliffe, William (1-34-5) 2p GM, 25 March 1707 - 1 July 1707
I William SHERCLIFFE of St. Maryes in the province of Maryland being sick and weak in body, although thanks be to God, in perfect mind & memory, doe make, and ordaine this my last will & testament in manner & form following hereby Revoking, and making void, all wills by me formerly made, and this only to stand for my last will & testament and use ther, and as for what wordly estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I doe give & dispose of the same, in manner & form following-

first my will is that all my debts wch I owe to any person whatsoever be well and truly paid as soon as may be by my Executrix hereafter named.

Item my will & desire is that a line be drawn northwest from the beech tree by the swamp side, the said beech being the bound tree of the land I now live on; and allso a bound tree of the land I had of francis SPINKE, and soo from the said beech, with the said north west line till it comes to the swamp of GARDINERS Run.

Item I give & bequeath unto my son in law Dennis MAHAWNY during his natural life, and to my daughter Mildred, wife of said Dennis, and to her heirs forever, a small parcel of land, part of the land I now on, Joyning to the land I had of francis SPINKE, beginning at a bounded beech tree by the swamp side, soe Running under the Hill, by the swamp side to the mouth of a small Run, and not to have any priviledge of that part of the swamp, and soe from the mouth of the said Run to goe up the said Run and valley till it comes to a large poplar standing near the brush fence upon the level, between the old road and new road, that leads to the plantation of Mrs. Elizabeth GARDENER, and from the said poplar with a north east line, till it comes to the land I had of Francis SPINK, and in case the land before mentioned that is to say lieing between the north west line which is to be run, and the naturall bounds from the said beech, and north east line, will not make thirty acres of land then to take a slip without the beech tree till it comes to the north east line to make it up thirty acres of land the w(hi)ch parcell of land as before mentioned, I give & bequeath to my son in law Dennis MAHAWNY during his life if he lives on it and to my daughter Mildred MAHAWNY, & her heirs for ever, and in case my said son in law Dennis shall desert the said land and leave it he shall not let it to any person whatever.

Item all the remaining part of my land which I now have on the south side of the north west line, (w(hi)ch
is to be run from the beech tree to the swamp of Gardiners Run, and the main swamp, except that parcell of land I have given to my son in law Dennis MAHAWNEY, and Mildred his wife, and one hundred acres w(hi)ch I formerly leased to Francis KNOTT, for ninety nine years, my will & desire is, that it shall be equally divided in four parts and the plantation I now live on, with the Equall part, thereunto belonging, I give and bequeath to my loving wife Mildred during her naturall life with priviledge to take and make use of any timber on any of the land belonging to me soe farr as shall be used full for the good of her plantation, during her life.

Item I give and bequeath the said plantation and the land wch will be there unto belonging after my wifes decease to my son peter, and his heirs for ever.

Item I give & bequeath unto my son John, one other equal fourth part of the said land, which is next the main swamp by Franciss KNOTTS, to him & his heirs forever -

Item I give and bequeath the other two parts of land divided, as aforesaid to my other sons, William & thomas, the oldest to have his choice to them & their heirs for ever, and in case any of my said fower sons shall die before they come to age, then their part to goe to the survivors, and my will is tht my sons be of age to work for themselves at eighteen, but not to possess their land, till they come to the age of twenty one years but to have the priviledge of working on their part of land at the age of eighteen, and further my will and desire is that the land I leased to Francis KNOTT, when the time is expired. I leased it for that it shall return and goe to the heirs of my four sons, John William Thomas & Peter to be equally divided between them, and in case oany of my siad sons die without heirs, then the said land shall goe to them that shall be then living.

Item all that tract of land of mine which I had of Francis SPINKE exept what I have bequeathed to my son in law Dennis MAHAWNY and Mildred his wife, I give & bequeath unto my four daughters, Mary MELTON, wife of Thomas MELTON, Anne Elizabeth and Tacla and their heirs forever to be equally divided between them and in case any of my four daughters shall die befoe they come to the age of sixteen, that then their part to goe to the survivers; and my will and desire is that my daughters be of age at sixteen.

Item twenty five acres of land Joyning to Houry hill, forerly belonging to John HOWARD, I give & bequeath to Elendr SPINK, Daughter of William SPINK, deceased and her heirs forever.
Item I give & bequeath to my son John my Carpenters & Coopers tooles, only one broad ax he taking his coice of the broad axex, and Cutting tooles for horses -

Item the first Tomb of the old testament, I give to my son John, and the second Tomb to my daughter Mary MELTON and the book called the difference between Temporall & Eternall to my daughter Anne, and the rest of my books to the rest of my Children, the w(hi)ch I lleave to the discretion of my wife.
Item I give & bequeath unto the priest that shall assist me four hundred pounds of tobacco, or a mare that uses at the head off Clements Bay, to be at the choice of my Executrix.
Item all the Remaining part of my Estate, as well as all as personall, I give & bequeath to my loving wife Mildred & her heirs for ever.

Lastly I doe herely constitute and apoint my loving wife Mildred, whole & sole Executrix of this my last will & testament hereby desiring her to see it fulfilled. according to the true intent & meaning thereof. In witness wereof I have hereunto sett my hand and sealt this twenty fifth day of March anno Dom 1707 -
sealed signed and acknowledge
in presence of
Edward FIELD
July first 1707 Then came James MARTIN and John DRURY, two of the witnesses to the within mencioned Will, and made oath, that they saw the within name Williaam SHIRTCLIFT, signe seal publish and declare the within will to be his last will and testament and at the doing thereof he was of sound & perfect and memory
Wm AISQUITH Dep'ty Comssry
Edward FIELD on of the witnesses to the said within mentioned, accordingly, this day & year above said
Wm AISQUITH Dep't Comiss
PCL1 (MdHR 9937) pp. 149-150

William SHIRCLIFF on 25 March 1707 named his daughter, Mary, wife of Thomas WOOTON.
... John DREWRY made his mark to witness the will.

Shercliffe, William

Sheircliff, William, planter,Prince George's Co.,5th Apr., 1740;
To wife, Penelope, extx., 1/3 estate.
To sons, Lenard, Thomas and John and dau. Mary, residue of estate.
Test: Daniel Thomas, Samuel Barker, John Andrews.
22. 180.

Shirly, Richard

Shirly, Richard, Sr.,St. Mary's Co.,4th Apr., 1737;
19th Nov., 1737.
To wife Sarah, extx., all lands held by lease in Mannor as well as certain personalty during life; after her decease to be divided among 3 sons: George, William and John and their hrs.
To 4 sons: Richard, George, William and John, residue of estate after wife's thirds are deducted.
Test: Hugh Kelly, Thomas Watt, John Mansfield. 21. 826.

Shorte, Ames

Shorte, Ames,St. Mary's Co.,3rd Aug., 1670;
7th Sept., 1670.
Thomas Yerbsley of Plymouth, ex. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal.
Admr.: Robert Slye on behalf of ex.
Test: Rebee Hulsey, Michaell Jefferson, John Barker. 1. 398.

Sikes, John

Sikes, John , SMC 8/4/1749-11/4/1749: Wife: Mary, dwelling plantation and
at her death to Joshua Morgan, son of Elizabeth Griffin. Mentions Benjamin
Morgan, son of William Morgan. Wit: William Morgan, Mary Bean, Anna Watts, Ann

Sikes (Sykes), Thomas

Sikes, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,27th Feb., 1728;
7th Aug., 1728.
To dau. Ann Hoskins, 1s.
To wife Mary, extx., entire personal estate.
Test: George Carpenter, Peter Haise. 19, 486.

Simms, Anthony


Son, John Simms,
Son, Francis Simms, my plantation in "Beaver Dam Manor," 129 1/2 acres; also tract I bought of Ignatius Dorsey adjoining the aforesaid land. Grandson, Anthony Brooke Simms, the plantation whereon I now dwell, with the land adjoining bought from Col. Uriah Forrest.
Son, Francis Simms,- .
Grandson, Anthony Brooke Simms,
Daughters, Mary Drury and Martha Rice,
Granddaughter, Dorothy Simms,
To Rev'd Mr. Molony, $5.
To Rev'd Mr. Carbery, $5.
To Rev'd Mr. Mudd, $5.

Executors: My sons, John and Francis Simms.
Witnesses: Lewis Pilkerton, Martha Mcgill, Thomas Abel.
Will dated December 31, 1823.
Probated April 6, 1821 St. Mary's County, Md.

Simms, Bennett


Mother, Sarah Simms, during her life, the use of all my estate, real and personal, except one bay horse colt that came of the mare I bought of Mr. Edward Digges, which I give to my brother, James Simms.
Brother Ignatius Simms and his heirs forever, after my mother's death, 150 acres of land in Frederick County near Tawneytown, which I bought of Edward Digges and not yet conveyed to my three youngest sisters, viz.:
Sisters Ann Simms, Sarah Simms and Patty Simms, after the death of my mother, the remainder of my estate, to be sold and equally divided, except they can agree upon the division themselves.
Extr.: My brother, James Simms. (Signed) BENNETT SIMMS.

Witnesses: Zach. Bond, Stephen Cawood, Wm. Malahan.
Will dated November 6, 1769; proved June 7, 1770, St. Mary's County, Md.

Simms, Marmaduke

Simms, Marmaduke,St. Mary's Co.,17th Aug., 1690;
20th Mch., 1692-3.
To son Anthony, part of land bought of Mr. Thomas, and 400 A., “Simms' Forest,” Cecil Co.
To son James, 300 A., “Middle Plantation.”
To wife Fortune, extx., dwelling plantation and residue of all land during life.
To sons John and Marmaduke, sd. land at death of their mother, at majority.
Test: Jno. Cornish, Thos. Simpson, Sarah Graves, Rich'd Edelen, Thos. Cullum. 6. 42.

Sisons, Alice

The Last Will of Alice Sisons, Dec., 1706

Maryland said know all men by these present that Alice Sisons of St. Mary's County in the province of Maryland Relict & widow of Edward Sisons late of this county being at present in perfect mind & memory thanks be to almighty God, I do here make this deed of right in manner & form following.
It is my wish to give to my granddaughter Alice Shubart a the youngest daughter of Richard Shubart one heifer yearling
Item, give to my Granddaughter, Mary Jackson on cow named Moto,
Item, give to my Granddaughter, Alice Jackson, the first heifer that comes of the above first cow - Moto
Item, give to my daughter, Hannah Jackson, the feather bed, and furniture that I have always lay upon myself with the great Chest and all, that is in it.
Item, give to my Grandson John Thauham 2 heifers, the one is the payed heifer 3 years old, the other a brown heifer 2 years old past, and one young horse not broke,
Item, give to my son Robert Tunill on feather bed.
Item, give to my son William Tunill the sum of twelve pounds Sterling.
Item, give to my daughter Anne Simmes on hive of bees.
Item, give to my daughter Hannah Jackson, one hive of bees, and all the rest of my Estate that is not heard above named I freely give to the sole use and behalf of my beloved son Robert Tunill.
In witness hereby I have hereto put my hand, and seal this the said day of December Ano of Couri 1706.

Alice (her X mark) Sisons
Witness by Anne Bainbridge
Christopher Davison

Will Book PC 1, Pages 173 & 174
Leonardtown, Maryland

Slye, Gerrard

Slye, Gerrard, gent., Bushwood,St. Mary's Co.,23rd July, 1733;
23th Nov., 1733.
To wife Mary, extx., ½ personal estate ahsolutely.
To child., viz.: Henrietta, George and Elizabeth, other half of personal estate.
To daus. Mary Neale, Susannah Key, Ann Boarman and Susannah Craycroft, each a ring.
To dau. Jane, personalty, some of which des. as in possession of Philip Key. Testator directs that 62 A., “Wee Bit,” and 150 A. of “Bushwood Lodge” be sold in order to discharge debt to Mr. Henry Neale of about £40.
To dau. Henrietta, 100 A., “Piper Hill,” now in possession of Philip Syllavin, during life.
To dau. Elizabeth, 100 A., now in possession of Richard Raper, during life.
To son George and hrs., ½ “Bushwood,” the other half to wife Mary during her life, at her decease to son George and hrs. Also all other lands in Province, or in Colony of Virginia. Wife to have liberty to bring up child. in religion she thinks most fit.
Test: Thomas McWilliams, Philip Dorey, Ann Gardener. 20. 833.

Slye, Robert

Slye, Robert, St. Clement's Manor,St. Mary's Co.,18th Jan., 1670;
13th Mch., 1670.
To wife Susannah, the house and part of land at “Bushwood.”
To young. son Robert, “Lapworth;” “Norwood Lapworth Lodge,” and “Clear Doute.”
To daus. Eliza: and Frances, 500 A. “Rich Neck.” In event of death of either of 2 daus., survivor to inherit portion of deceased.
Eld. son Gerard, ex. and residuary legatee. In event of death of said Gerard before 18 yrs. of age or without hrs., surviving child. of testator to inherit his share equally. If child. all die under age or without issue, land to be distributed as follows:
To brothers-in-law Thomas Gerard and John Gerard and sister-in-law Mary Gerard, “Bushwood” at decease of wife afsd.
To eld. son of sister Eliza: Russell, of London, “Rich Neck.”
To Nephews Timothy Cooper and Thomas Cooper, of Springfield, New Eng., “Lapworth,” “Norwood Lapworth Lodge,” and “Clear Doute.”
Overseers: Thos. Notley, Benj.: Folly, and brothers Justinian Gerard and Nehemiah Blackstone.
Test: John Blackiston, Ebenezer Blackiston, John Bullock, Mary Gerard. 1. 422.

Slye, Robert

Slye, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,18th Apr., 1698;
12th Oct., 1698.
To wife Priscilla, extx., “Lapwood” in Chas. Co. during life, and 1/3 of personalty.
To child., viz., John, Judith, Susanna and Sarah and their hrs., residue of personalty.
To daus. Judith, Susanna and Sarah afad. equally, “Norwood,” in Charles Co., left testator by his father.
Overseer: Brother Luke Gardner.
Test: Geo. Muschamp, Sam'l Queen, Thos. Reeves, Rich'd Clowdes. 6. 207.

Smith, Danl.

Smith, Danl., shipwright,St. Mary's Co.,1st Feb., 1718;
1st Feb., 1719.
To son John and hrs., dwelling plantation —–; shd. he die without issue, to son Jeremiah; and personalty at death of his mother —–.
To son Jeremiah, land now in possession of Robert Forrier.
To son Richard and hrs., land —–; shd. he die without issue, to pass to his younger bro. Jeremiah; also certain slaves, the increase thereof to be divided among rest of children, viz. Anne, Jenne and Jeremiah; shd. any of sd. child. die without issue, the portion of dec'd to son Jeremiah. Residue of estate to child., equally.
To Mathew Kondrick, personalty.
Wife Eliza. extx.
Oversoers: John Abbinton and Thos. Waughap.
Test: John Hammond, John Meadley (Medley), James Crackson, Edwd. Kendrick. 16, 238.

Smith, Dorothy

Smith, Dorothy,St. Mary's Co.,3rd Jan., 1742;
21st April, 1743.
To grandchild. Henry, Ruth, Margaret, Michael, Henry, Joshua and Susanna Winstread, and god-dau. Anne Nevitt, personal estate.
Ex.: Abraham Barnes, mcht. of Leonardtown.
Test: George Thompson, Thomas Thompson, Peter Mugg.
23. 155.
Note: Test. desires to be buried by her husband Thomas Roson, dec'd, and by codicil gives the past labor of her slaves to her son-in-law Thomas Winstead.

Smith, Jane (Ford) Greenwell/Manning/

Smith, Jane SMC, 7/14/1803-5/22/1804
Daughters: Monica Fenwick and Frances Hill, my land, equally divided. If one dies without heirs, the other to inherit; if both die without heirs to my grandsons, Enoch Fenwick and Athanasius Greenwell. Daughter: Frances Hill, my carriage and horse which I drive. To: The two following Reverend gentlemen (not named), 20 lbs. current money, equally divided. Granddaughter: Elizabeth Greenwell, 30 lbs. current money and one bed and furniture. Daughters: Monica Fenwick and Frances Hill, the residue of my estate. Execs.: Daughters, Monica Fenwick and Frances Hill. Wit.: Joseph Gough, Ignatius Peake, Catherine Greenwell.

Smith, John,

Smith, John,St. Mary's Co.,12th Feb., 1676;
28th Apr., 1677.
To wife Susanna, execx., plantation during life.
To son John and hrs., sd. plantation at death of wife afsd. and 2 tracts, viz., 40 A., “Smith's Addition” and 50 A., “Addition by Patent.”
To son Notley and hrs., 110 A. “Hope.”
To eld. dau. Eliza: and hrs., 100 A., “Smith's Reserve.”
To dau. Susanna and hrs., 2 tracts, viz., “Coventry” and “Smith's Purchase.”
To dau. Jane and hrs., 170 A., “Church Over.” Sons to be of age at 21 yrs., daus, at 17 yrs.
Test: Richd. Edelen, Robt. Hager. 5. 231.

Smith, John

Smith, John,St. Mary's Co.,30th July, 1701;
6th Sept., 1701.
To eld. son John (12 yrs. of age), ½ of dwelling plantation in Basford Manor.
To wife Ann, extx., residue of estate, real and personal; she to provide for 2 sons John and Richard during their minority.
Test: Sam'l Cookesey, Wm. Hodgson, Mary Hodson, Jno. Lomax. 11. 125.

Smith, John

Smith, John,St. Mary's Co.,11th Aug., 1735;
3rd Mch., 1735.
To son Benjamin and hrs., “Sharp,” Prince George Co. Sd. son dying during minority to pass to son Leonard and hrs.
To brother Basil and hrs., “Letohworth,” Calvert Co.
To son Leonard, personalty.
Wife Jean, extx.
Overseers: Brothers Basil and Clement Gardner.
Test: Daniel Hodgkin, Clement Gardiner, Samuel Bellwood. 21. 519.

Smith, John

Will of John Smith, SMC, 5/10/1784-2/19/1788.
Daughter: Eleanor Smith, three negroes named Sias, Frank, and Nell instead of Tom and Stace which were given to her by a deed of gift. Wife: Jane Smith, during her life and likewise to my daughters Henrietta Smith, Ann Smith, and Eleanor Smith, as long as they continue unmarried, pt. of the land I hold in "Delabrooke Manor" beginning at the mouth of Cat Creek. Son: John Smith, the land adjoining that which I hold in Delabrooke Manor, beginning at the mouth of Cat Creek and the remainder of this land after the death of my wife and the marriage of my daughters. Wife: Jane, all of the negroes I had by her when I married her; the use of a negro boy named Joe during her life and then he is devised to my daughters. She is to also have 1/3 of my stock and household furniture. My clock should stay in my house and be considered a part of my land. Daughters: Henrietta, Ann, and Eleanor Smith, the balance of my estate.
Exec.: Wife, Jane.
Wit: Raphael Taney, Joseph Mudd, William Fenwick.

Smith, John

John Smith - will dated 19 March 1753 - will recorded 6 May 1761 -
Prerogative Court Wills 31, pg. 397
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my loving son George Smith
all that piece or parcel of land that he now lives upon called or known by name of ye Round Pond to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Loving son Thomas Smith one ______ __ of that part or piece of Land which I bought of Nicholas Lewis, I ____ Called or known by the name of Piney Hills the _____ being about one Hundred and forty acres to be his and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Loving son Edward Smith the
other ____ of that part or piece of Land I bought of Nicholas Lewis ____ ____ to be ____ According to a deed of Give to him by me to him and his heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath to son Simeon Smith one Shilling Sterling
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Job Smith one Shilling Sterling
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Solomon Smith one Shilling Sterling
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Launders (or Saunders) eighty pounds Paper Currancy item all my personal Estate I am possessed of to be Equally divided betwist my son in Law Hopewell Adams and my loving wife and lastly
I do ____ and appoint my loving Son in Law Hopewell Adams and my Loving Wife Mary Smith Jointly Ex't of this my last will and Testament revoking all other wills or _____ hereto before by me made In Testimony whereof I have herewith
set my hand and fixed my seal this 19th day of March 1753
John (X) Smith
Signed Sealed & Acknowledged in the presence of us
John Woodward
John Wiseman

Smith, Peter

Smith, Peter, Sr., carpenter,St. Mary's Co.,30th Dec., 1717;
8th Jan., 1717.
To son Peter, 130 A., “Dansburry Hill,” personalty, and after legacies are pd., 1/3 personal estate.
To daus. Sarah Howard, Mary Johnson and grandchild Joseph, personalty.
To daus. Elizabeth and Susannah, residue of personal estate equally, and shd. son afsd. die during minority or without issue, his estate, real and personal, to pass to sd. daus.
To dau. Susannah afsd., dwelling plantation at decease of wife.
To wife Dorothy, personalty and use of dwelling plantation during life. No part of her estate to be claimed by ex. as belonging to testator, she having relinquished her dower rights.
Ex.: Robert Ford, Sr.
Test: John Ford, Rebeckah Allen, Thos. Dillon. 14. 653.

Smith, Richard

Smith, Richard,St. Leonard's, St. Mary's Co.,31st July, 1710;
19th Mch., 1714.
Mention is made of lands conveyed to son Richard by deed of gift, viz., 500 A., “Smith's Fort,” 2000 A., “Smith's Forrest,” as also personalty already given him.
To dau. Elizabeth, wife of William Tom, and hrs., plantation, “Locust Thicket,” being testator's part of “Brook Ridge”; and to dau. Ann, wife of Wm. Dawkins, and hrs., 2500 A., jointly, “Valley of Jehosophat,” also to sd. dau. Ann, 500 A., “The Addition to the Valley of Jehosophat.”
To son Walter at 21 yrs., dwelling-house and plantation, bought by father, ––, from Mr. Stone, and land adjoining which was Robt. Taylor's; also, tract “Hogg Pen,” between dwelling-house and the mill at head of St. Leonard's Creek, 300 A., “Blinkhorne” on sd. creek, and 300 A., “Wolfe's Quarter,” adjoining thereto, 800 A., “Stedmore” in Talbot Co., also, Stone Island in Patuxent R., at mouth of Island Creek.
To Thos. Johnson and Mary, his wife, certain plantation ––, on which they live; to pass to their son Thomas and hrs., and he dying without issue, to revert to son Walter and hrs.
To dau. Barbary Smith and hrs., residue of “Brook Partition,” after portion sold to John Sollers and to John Sunderlin, deceased, shall have been made over to them or their hrs.; also, to sd. Barbary, “Upper Cock Town,” commonly called “Vines Neck,” 150 A., “Cock's Comb,” 50 A., “Cock's Head,” and 185 A., “Smith's Conveniency,” also, 2000 A., “The First Part of Free Gift,” in the forest behind Sassafrax and Chester Rs.
To son Charles Somerset Smith and hrs., 2 tracts, 1000 A. and 4000 A., to be entered as 1 tract, “Beaver Dam,” at head of Chester R., and 725 A., part of “Calverton Manor”; he dying without issue, to revert to son Walter and hrs., and both sd. sons dying without issue, all lands devised them to be equally divided amongst three daus., Elizabeth, Ann and Barbary, and hrs.; also, to son Charles Somerset, punchbowl bearing coat-of-arms of Somerset.
To 5 child. last named, residue of personalty.
Testator mentions son Rousby in certain business transactions.
Ex.: Brother Walter Smith.
Test: Wm. Creed, John Stennet, Jno. Easterling, Thos. Tucker, James Mackall, Wm. Gray, Jno. Brome. 14. 83.

Smith, Thomas

Smith, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,19th Dec., 1684;
11th Feb., 1684.
Wife Eliza: execx. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal.
Test: Jno. Halles, Jno. Reade, Jonathan Symons. 4. 84.

Smith, Walter

Smith, Walter,Calvert Co.,16th Feb., 1710; 4th June, 1711.
To dau. Lucy, £8, she having received her share of estate.
To daus. Elinor and Ann equally and their hrs., 500 A., “Bare Neck” on Falls of Gunpowder R., Balto. Co.
To daus. Rebecca and Elizabeth jointly and their hrs., 300 A., “Aldermason” and 113 A., “The Addition.”
To son Richard and hrs., 550 A., part of “Hall's Craft.”
To dau. Mary, 250 A., part of “The Three Sisters,” in Prince George's Co.
To son Walter, residue of lands; sons to be of age at 20 yrs., daus. at 16 yrs.
To wife Rachel, extx., 1/3 personalty; she to have charge of estate during minority of child.
Test: Thomas Ennolls, Chas. Clagett. 13. 244.

Smithston, John

Smithston, John, (nunc.)St. Mary's Co.,—– —– —–; 27th Aug., 1638. Wife,
Anne, execx., and sole legatee. Test: John Metcalfe. 1. 2.

Smoot, George Clarke

George Clarke Smoot, Charles Co., 7/22/1779-10/28/1779.
I want my whole estate kept together under the direction of my brother, William Barton Smoot and my sister, Elizabeth Smoot for the maintenance and education of my children until my son, Philip Barton Smoot arrives at age 16.
Son: Alexander, all the land I possess in Charles Co. and
elsewhere when his brother Philip arrives at age 17 if he will indemnify his uncle, William Barton Smoot, for a negro boy he sold John Somerville; if not, I give my land to be equally divided among my 3 sons Wilks, George Clarke, and Philip Barton Smoot.
Son: Alexander, a negro boy Tom now in the possession of his grandmother.
5 children: Susanna, Wilks, George Clarke, Philip Barton, and Francis Smoot, all of my personal estate after son Philip arrives at 16.
To: George Douglas, all of my part of the profits, except 20 lbs. sterling, as Exec. of the estate of Benjamin Douglas, Jr.
Execs: Brother, William Barton Smoot and sister, Elizabeth Smoot who are to have the management of my children.
Wit: James Cottrell, Abell Wakefield, Mary Wakefield.
(Charles Co. Probate Rec., 1777-1780).

Smoot, Susanna Mackall

Susanna McCaul (Mackall) Smoot, SMC, 9/26/1780-3/27/1781.
Sons: William Barton Smoot and Thomas Smoot, all of my dwelling
plantation and adjoining tracts of land to be equally divided between
them. William to have first choice.
Son: William Barton Smoot, a negro lad named Robin (son of Jack and Nan) and a negro boy named Will (son of Jane). In addition, he his to receive a negro boy named Jack (son of Jack and Nan) to discharge a debt I owe him.
Son: Thomas Smoot, a negro boy named Elijah (son of Jack and Nan).
Daughter: Elizabeth Smoot, a negro boy named Moro; a negro girl named Judy (daughter of Jane); a negro girl named Nan (daughter of Jack and Nan); one bed and furniture; and one cow and calf. Daughter: Susanna Smoot, two negroes named Mary Anne and Terry (daughters of Jack and Nan); Joe, Violet, and Moll (children of the sd. Mary Anne); a negro named Ransil; one feather bed and furniture; and one cow and calf.
Granddaughter: Susanna McCaul Smoot, one negro girl named Milly.
Grandson: Theophilius Smoot, one negro wench named Peg.
The first child that Peg may have is devised to my granddaughter, Mary Tabbs. The rest of Peg's children are devised to my grandson, Theophilius Smoot.
Grandson: Alexander Smoot, a negro boy named Sam (son of Priss) for the use of my grandson, Wilkes Smoot, and after his death, to become the property of the sd. Alexander Smoot, and one cow. Daughters: Susanna Smoot and Elizabeth Smoot, to have the use of the one of the rooms where I now dwell as long as they remain single. They are to have use of the pasture ground for flax, cotton, and for a garden.
Granddaughter: Susanna McCaul Tabbs, a negro girl named Henny.
Daughter: Hannah Watts, one sow and six pigs.
Sons: William Barton Smoot and Thomas Smoot, the aforesaid Jack, Jane, and Jane and the residue of my estate.
Executors: Sons, William Barton Smoot and Thomas Smoot.
Wit.: Abner Wherritt, William Hammett Wherritt, Eleanor Wherritt.

Smoot, William Barton

William Barton Smoot, SMC, 3/15/1793-6/18/1793.
Daughters: Betty Smoot and Mary Smoot, my dwelling plantation with the several tracts of land adjoining it; a plantation bought from the Commissioners of Confiscated Estates called "Joy Hills", equally divided; and the "Back Land", commonly called "Marsh Pasture" (where there is a vast quantity of cedar groves) shall be reserved and the owner of the lower plantation shall have the right to get cedar brush and cedar for slabs as long as the owner of the lower plantation shall own the same, but should she sell or dispose of same, the privilege shall be void and of no effect.
Daughter: Betty, a negro girl named Lucretia and a colt named Grog.
Daughter: Mary, a negro girl named Hannah.
My will and desire is that my slaves named Clowert, Will, and Luce, along with such part of my stock and furniture, as my Executor shall think best sufficient, to be sold at public auction or private sale to pay my debts.
The plantation at St. Mary's and part of my present dwelling
plantation called "The Folly" (near Mr. Waughop's land) are to be rented out to the best advantage.
The remaining part of my dwelling plantation, along with the negroes and stock, are to be worked by some industrious man under the direction and restrictions of my Executor.
Sister: Elizabeth Philpott, to have the management of my two daughters and their estates until they arrive at the age of 16. Executor:Sister, Elizabeth Philpott.
Wit.: Thomas Cook, Jane Cook, Susanna McCaul Watts.

Soott, Robert

Soott, Robert, clark,St. Mary's Co.,7th Nov., 1733;
11th Dec., 1733.
To niece Susanna Murray, personalty. Ex. empowered to sell “Fanskirk” for payment of debt, overplus to be divided between sister Ann of Dundee, North Brittain, sister Margaret Gutherie and niece Susanna Murray. Should sd. sisters be dead overplus to sd. niece, personalty to be divided between sisters and niece afsd. Husband of sd. cousin Susanna Murray to have nothing to do with anything left her.
Ex.: Philip Key.
Test: Thos. Addington (Eddington), James Keech, Alexander Bailie.
Codicil 10 Nov., 1733: To James Warrick and hrs., 2 pieces of land made over to testator by William, Joseph and Elizabeth Major, on condition that sd. Warrick comply with his part of contract and give up bond.
Test: George Bowles, Thomas Addington (Eddington), Robert Elliott. 20. 836.

Sothoron, John Johnson

John Johnson Sothoron, SMC 10/9/1744-12/5/1744.
Wife: Elizabeth, dwelling plantation, to return to her son Greenfield on her death.
Son: Henry G. Execs: Samuel Sothoron, Richard Sothoron (brothers) and appointed as trustees over son Henry C. who is not to enjoy his estate until age 21.
Wit: Leonard Clarke, John Briscoe

Spalding, Catherine

Will of Catherine Spalding 7/1775 7 probated 8/1775
Names children as: Catherine Mattingly (given 1/2 estate), Mary, Mary Ann
Spalding, Ann Penny Ford,
Mary Ann McGill, Ann Mahoney, Jeane Power.
To several children of dau. Susanna Able.
Sons as Elesejus & Thomas Spalding.
Execs: Mary Ann McGill and Mary Spalding
witn: Samue & Dorothy Benfield, John B. Spalding, Sr.

Spalding, Elizabeth

Spalding, Elizabeth, SMC 3/20/1760-6/24/1760. Son: Robert Fenwick, 1 slave.
Son: Benjamin Fenwick, my part of the crop due from B. T. (this should probably be
J. B.) Mattingly and everything that is jointly due me from sd. Mattingly.
Granddaughter: Ann Burn, my riding horse, etc. Daughter: Ann Mattingly, 1 shilling
sterling. Grandson: John Taney, 1 shilling sterling. Wit: Ignatius Fenwick, John

Spalding, John

Spalding, John,Charles Co.,18th Jan., 1724-5;
14th Sept., 1726.
To wife Priscilla, dwell. plan. “Collier Tone Manner” during life; at her decease to young. son Charles and hrs.; he dying without issue, to son John and hrs.; also certain personalty during life, at her decease, to pass to son Charles; he dying during minority or without issue, to other children.
To son John and hrs., 100 A. of “Batchelors Rest,” in Clement's Bay Forest; he dying without issue, to sons William and Bassell and their hrs.; also pt. of “Five Brothers,” and “St. Giles,” St. Mary's Co.
To sons William and Bassell and their hrs., 200 A. “Greens Inheritance,” nr. Port Tobba.; also tract on Beavour Dam Mannour, St. Mary's Co.
To son John, dau. Mary, sons William and Bassell (at age of 18), personalty.
To wife afsd., 1/3 of personalty, residue to 5 child.; son John to have charge of education of child.
Exs.: Wife and son John.
Test: Wm. Spalding, George Burch (Birch), Elizab. Morris, Brian Macdanell (Magdonill). 19, 23.

Spalding, Thomas

Spalding, Thomas, Court House, St. Mary's Co. 2 Jan, 1768 14
Mar, 1769
To wife Catherine Spalding, 1/3 of personal estate.
To daus. Jane Power, Mary Ann Spalding and Ann Mahoney, 2 s. sterl.
To dau. Susanna Abell, 10 lbs.
To grandson Thomas McGill, a horse and etc., he to have 1 year schooling,
which son Thomas is to pay for out of his pt.
To son Elexius Spalding, tract, plantation and improvements whereon he now
lives, called "Spalding's Adventure"; at his decease, to his son Richard.
The meaning hereof is that if son Elexius Spalding, pay 20 lbs. currency
to my ex., and make over his right of "Crackbburns Purchase", to son
Thomas Spalding, which if he refuse to do, then sd. plantation and
inprovements called "Spaldings Adventure" to become right of son Thomas.
To son Thomas, my Mannor Lease, called "St. Thomas's Hope", "Improvements",
and "Benham's March"; pt. of "The Exchange"; pt. of "Rich Neck" and
"Crackburns Purchase"; but in case he die without hrs., give sd. lands to
4 grandsons: Enoch Elias Spalding, son of Elexius Spalding, Richard,
Augustus, and Henry Spalding, sons of Henry Spalding, all lands which was
bequeathed to son Thomas.
To daus.: Mary, Catherine, and Ann Penny, rent of "Crackburns Purchase,"
until they marry. They to receive the rents, and when they do marry,
their pt. to become right of son Thomas.
To daughter Ann Penny Spalding, one slave. Request that money due me from
Joshua Millard be paid on debts, and balance, if any to son Thomas.
To granddau. Alusia Mahoney, some cattle at age 16.
Exs: Wife and son Thomas.
Wit: Mary McFur (?) Smith, Ann Whitfield, Wm. Russell. 37. 245

Spalding , William

Spalding, William, Sr.,St. Mary's Co.,6th Dec., 1740;
9th Jan., 1740-41.
To sons Thomas and William and Henry, dwelling plantation, “St. Barberys.”
To son Benedict, “The Mill Land.”
To wife Ann and sons Thomas, William, Henry, Benedict and John, “The Water Mill” and lot of land in Leonard's Town.
To son Thomas and hrs., “Spalding Addition” and “St. Gilesses.”
To son Benedict and hrs., part of “Addition to Heart-De-light” and “New Cassell.”
To son William and hrs., part of “Addition to Heart-De-light.”
To son Henry and hrs., part of “St. Joseph” that joins land of Mr. Plowden and John Dant, and part of “The Two Brothers.”
To son John and hrs., residue of afsd. tracts.
Testator wills that if wife Ann gives up all dower rights, she is to have dwelling plantation during life and 1/3 personal estate. Also that his sons Henry and John be of age at 18.
Testator dau. Jean Plowden, 5s.
Testator child. –– of testator's dau. Ann Joseph deceased, 10s. each.
Testator dau. Mary Seale, £15 or 3000 lbs. of tobacco.
Testator priest that performs last rights, 20s.
Exs.: Sons Thomas, William, Benedict and Henry.
Test: William Shaw, Elizabeth Cooper, William Sturt, William Spalding son of John. 22. 290.

Speak, Thomas

Speak, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,—– —– —–;
6th Aug., 1681.
To wife Eliza:, all lands during widowhood.
To son John, sd. lands at marriage or death of wife afsd.
Ex. Brother-in-law James Bouring, who is to care for other child or testator.
Test: Richd. Edelen, Thos. Sickes. 2. 160.

Speed, John

Speed, John, (nunc.)St. Mary's Co.,—– —– —–; 6th. Oct., 1639. Richard
Brown, ex. and sole legatee. Test: Richard Duke. 1. 5.

Spinke, Anastasia

Will of Anastasia Spink, SMC, 9/7/1762-10/25/1762. To: My sisters-in-law, Henrietta and Dorothy Spinks the land my father willed to me. Grandfather, Peter Ford to have the rents from the lands that become due at Christmas next. Uncles: Peter Ford, John Ford, Richard Ford. Exec: Uncle, Peter Ford. Wit: Alexander and Martha Bonithon, Joshua Millard.

Spinke, Clement

Spink, Clement, St. Mary's Co., 4/10/1752; 6/3/1752
To daughters Elinor Spink and Mary Spink, all the land I hold from the mouth of a branch that makes out of the bay next to the lands of Gough's (where John Norris now lives) to Edward Spink's land, to be equally divided between them.
To daughter, Anastasia Spink, 50 A. that I bought of George Medcalf, being part of Gilmot Hills, also 31 A and Quarter know as 'All thats left' lying in Grinditchs branch.
To children: Ellinor Spink, Mary Spink, Anastatia Spinkm Dorothy Spink and Henrietta spink, after my wife's thirds, all household goods and furniture, and stock.
To my three children named in the aforegoing paragraph, anastasia Spink, Dorothy Spink, and Henrietta spink, all my negroes.
Wife Teresia Spink , extx.
Wit: Robert. Cole, Edward Spink, William Russell

Spinke, Edward

Spinke, Edw.,St. Mary's Co.,18th Nov., 1717; 1st Dec., 1717.
To bro. Henry and hrs., 25 A. near dwelling plantation of testator, also nr. dwelling house of Annastatia Langham.
Test. establishes a line and bequeaths all land on n. side of it to dau. Elizabeth and hrs., and remaining part to son William and hrs.
To daus. Margaret and Mary and their hrs., “Hicors Hallows” (bou. of bro. Henry), equally bet. them. Residue of estate divided equally among child.
Exs.: Two bros., Henry and Francis, jointly.
Test: Francis Nevitt, John Poulton, Wm. Abell. 14. 467.

Spinke, Francis

Spink, Francis,St. Mary's Co.,30th Jan., 1718-9; 4th Mar., 1718.
To dau. Cathrine, land on s. side of line established by testator (see will), being pt. of “Farney Hill,” and personalty.
To dau. Teclo, pt. of afsd. tract (for desc. see will), and personalty.
To unborn child, residue of afsd. tract and “Deviding Values.”
To children afsd., residue of estate.
Extx.: Wife Eliner.
Test: Jno. Farr, Wm. Yates (Yeates), Chas. Neale. 15. 71.

Spinke, Francis

Will of Francis Spink, SMC 12/26/1749-3/8/1749. Son: Thomas, 100 ac. known as "Paupall" (?). Daughter: Elizabeth, 100 ac. being pt. where Henry Howard now lives. Daughter: Anastasia, 100 ac. being pt. of where I now live. Wife: Mary, Exec., residue of estate. Wit: Henry Howard, Mary Howard, William Russell.

Spinke, Henry

Spinke, Henry,St. Mary's Co.,9th Mch., 1693; 26th Oct., 1695.
To son Edward and hrs., 400 A., home plantation.
To son Francis and hrs., 200 A. nr. hd. of St. Clements, and nr. Wm. Shercliffe's.
To sons Henry and William and their hrs., 500 A. by Thos. Spalding's.
To 4 sons afsd. residue of estate, real and personal. Son Francis to be of age at 21 yrs.
Exs.: Sons Henry and William afsd.
Test: Rich'd Newman, Anastatia Newman, Sarah Joy, Jno. Jarboe. 7. 138.

Spinke, Henry

Spinke, Henry, planter,St. Mary's Co.,6th Jan., 1718-9;
To son Clement, pt. of “Gilmort's Fields,” beginning about the middle of gr. marsh next Court House (for dese. see will); 100 A., “Spinkies Rest,” in forest by John Heard's, 69 A., “The Adjoyner,” and personalty.
To Ann Grasty, a pt. of afsd. “Gilmort Hills,” providing her huband, Samll. Grasty, shall take no care or notice of her. Shd. sd. Samll. die, to sd. Anne during widowhood, and personalty.
To son Henry, residue of “Gillmorts Hill,” including that pt. bequeathed Anne Grasty afsd.; 290 A., ––, in the forest next to Walter Davises, and personalty.
To dau. Leocresia, 50 A., “The Branch,” and personalty.
To daus. Henrieta and Monica, personalty.
To 2 nieces, Margarett and Mary, 119 A., “Hickory Hollow.”
To Thos. Walker, about 50 A. conveyed to father, Henry Spinke, dee'd, by John Shirclef, Jr., dec'd.
To bro. Francis, ex., about 14 A., “Dividing Hills,” pt. of which tract was sold to Jno. Cissell and pt. to Thos. Walker.
Personalty divided among all child. Sons to receive portions at 21, daus. at 18.
To Scieatie, last assistant living at Clem Town, 500 lbs. tobacco. Shd. there be liberty to rebuild St. Ignatius Chappell, 1,000 lbs. towards the work; otherwise 200 lbs. tobacco for pailing a graveyard for own family.
To 5 child. afsd., residue of estate.
Test: Wm. Yeates, David Castlea, Robt. Salleman, James Thompson. 15. 66.

Spinke, Henry

Spink, Henry, planter,St. Mary's Co.,6th Feb., 1733; 1st Mch., 1733.
To brother Clement and hrs., “Gilmut's Hills” (70 A. excepted) on condition that he make over his interest in “Spinks Rest” to nephew Ignatius Jarboe, son of sister—–Jarboe. Should sd. brother be unwilling to make over afsd. tract to nephew as afsd. then “Gilmut's Hills” is bequeathed to sd. nephew Ignatius Jarboe and hrs.
To sisters Henrietta Woodward and Lucretia Spink and their hrs., “St. Williams Hermitage” and “Twittinham” (except part sold to Walter Davis).
To brother Clement Spink, sister Lucretis Spink, Frances, dau. of Jn. Ford, Jr., personalty.
To Thomas Howard and Anastasia, his wife, 70 A. of the plantation where they now live, during their lives, and after their decease sd. 70 A. to pass to godson William and hrs., son of William Spink.
Ex.: Brother-in-law Peter Jarboe, who shall pay out of estate to Rev. Peter Attwood 500 Ibs. tobacco.
Test: John Ford, John Foord, Margaret Dun. 20. 890.

Spinke, William

Spinke, William,St. Mary's Co.,13th Feb., 1697; 21st May, 1698.
Testator desires sale of 100 A., part of tract of 250 A., “Twitnam” which has been made to Wm. Howard confirmed, same having been paid for.
To brother Henry, “St. William's Hermitage” and residue of “Twitnam,” sd. tract having been given to testator and sd. brother jointly by their father.
To dau. Ellinor and unborn child jointly, 50 A. on n. side Brittan's Bay, bought of Wm. Howard, and all personalty.
In event of death of both child. afsd, their ostate to pass to testator's 3 brothers (unnamed).
Wife Eliza:, extx.
Test: Rich'd Newman, Jno. Jarboe, Thos. Loe. 7. 99.

Stapelton (Stapleton), John

Stapelton (Stapleton), John,St. Mary's Co.,6th March, 1728-9;
17th March, 1728-9.
To sons Henry and John and their hrs., 100 A. “Bacon Point” and personalty; sd. sons to be free at 18 yrs.
To godson Andrew Foy, personalty in hands of Philip Evans.
To wife Margaret, extx., and sons afsd., residue of estate.
Overseers: John White and Thomas Plumber.
Test: James Granan, John Conaly, Richard Vaughans. 19, 619.

Starkey, Lawrence

Starkey, Lawrence,St. Mary's Co.,29th Jan., 1656; 19th Nov., 1659. Ralph
Crouch, ex. and sole legatee of personal estate. Test: Henry Parnall, Geo.
Thomsone, Wm. Boarman. 1. 68.

Stephen, John

Will of John Stephen JJ#1 f283 5/1784; 8/11/1784
son, Thomas Reeder Stephens "The Forrest" which I bought from John Baptist Howe and land bought from James Shemwell pt 2 tracts "Trumania" and"Devonshire"

Steuart (Stewart, Stuart), John

Steuart (Stewart), John, gentleman,St. Mary's Co.,27th Mch., 1738;
6th Mch., 1738-39.
To dau. Mary, personalty at age of 16, or day of marriage.
To dau. Anne, £15 out of the yearly rent of great house in Leonard Town, where John Griffith now liveth, if recovered, to be pd. yearly at age of 16; and personalty. Shd. negro woman bequeathed dau. Mary die before sd. dau. arrives at age afsd. or marries, sd. dau. to have £15 out of rent of house afsd., otherwise to have £5.
To wife ––, extx., use of residue of estate during life, at her decease to be divided between daus. afsd.
Test: Thomas Shankes, Mildred Cusacke, William Russell.
22. 41.

Stevens, Benjamin

Stevens, Benjamin,St. Mary's Co.,2nd Jan., 1732-3;
28th May, 1733.
To son Benjamin and daus. Susana Lock, Elizabeth Stevens and Ann Blacksham, personalty.
To son Daniel and hrs., ½ dwelling plantation ——, sd. son dying without issue sd. land to his bro. Joseph and hrs., sd. Joseph dying without issue all land to son Benjamin and hrs., sd. Benjamin dying without issue to be equally divided to daus. and their hrs. No land to be sold except to each other.
To son Joseph and hrs., other half dwelling plan.
Wife Lettice extx.
Test: James Wood, Isaac Shemwell, William Shemwell (Shimwell). 20. 663.
15th June 1733. Oath of Mary Sisk one of witnesses of will of Richard Holmes, Talbot Co., taken at request of Mary Holmes. Will recorded V. 17, f. 114. Md. Cal. Wills, V. 5, p. 87. 20. 665.

Stiles, James

Stiles, James ,St. Inigoes Hundred, St. Mary's Co.,
1/21/1762-6/1/1762. Son: Sim, land (gives markers) intersects Ann Angel's
line and land I bought of Thomas Jeans lying in "Elizabeth Manor", 43 ac.
Son: Solomon, all remaining pt. of tract I bought of brother John Stiles lying
in "Elizabeth Manor". Son: Stephen, "Stiles' Chance"; pt. of "Wallace's
Chance"; and "What Care I". If either of my two eldest sons die before age
21, their share to be divided between my 3 daughters. Desire youngest son
Stephen, if he dies before 21, his pt. of land to be divided between my 2
oldest daughters. Exec: Wife, Winifred. Wit: John and Ann Sanner, Richard

Stiles, John

Will of John Stiles, SMC 12/5/1766-2/23/1767. To: Daughter Elizabeth Jarboe's
children, her husband having no claim to the slaves I give her, to carry out of
the country; if daughter should die without issue, then to return to my heirs.
Son: Seph, pt. of tract I bought of Jeremiah Milburn in St. Richard's Manor.
Son: John, land and if he dies without issue, to son Seph; if one dies, the other
to inherit; if they both die without issue to granddaughter, Mary Magdalene Lee;
if she dies without issue, to grandson, John Baptist Jarboe. Daughter: Mary Lee,
1 shilling. Daughter: Elizabeth Jarboe, 1 shilling. To: Executors, two tracts
of land, one in St. Inigoes Hundred being pt. of "Cross Manor" and pt. of
"Elizabeth Manor" which I bought of John Angel, 170 ac.; the other tract on
Breton Bay, 100 ac. called "Nevitt's St. Ann". Wife: Catherine, 1/3 pt. of
estate. Exec: Wife. Wit: Joseph Hopewell, Francis Kirby, William Kirby

Stockes, John

Stockes, John,St. Mary's Co.,4th Mch., 1671;
12th Apr., 1672.
To Robert Williams, Bryan Dayly, Constant O'Keefe, James Lewis, personalty.
Wife Eliza: execx. and residuary legatee of estate real and personal.
Test: Robt. Harper, Humphrey Lumbry, Constant Daniell. 1. 483.

Stone, Enoch

Enoch Stone St. Mary's Co., 10/29/1812 , 11/24/1812
Daughter: Ann Stone, one trundle bedstead and furniture.
To: Susanna Abell, widow of Francis Abell, two barrels of good, nutrable corn.
Children: Elizabeth Stone, James Stone, Julian Stone, Sarah Stone, and
Teresa Stone, the balance of my estate divided equally.
Executor(s); Daughter, Elizabeth Stone, and Son James Stone
Witnesses: Ann Hutchins, Bennet Hutchins

Stone, Joseph

Joseph Stone, SMC, 7/9/1812-3/13/1813. Wife: Elizabeth Stone, all of the land I have a claim to and the use of all of my personal estate during her life or widowhood. Son: Bennet Stone, the land on the south side of the Three Notch Road called "Goldsborough's Race" after the death of marriage of my wife and a negro boy named Bill. Son: Joshua Stone, "Manning's Purchase" which is located on the north side of the Three Notch Road; "Graden" which I bought from William Hatton Stone's heirs; another tract of land I bought of the same on the north side of the Three Notch Road after his mother's death or marriage; and a negro boy named Daniel. Son: Ignatius Stone, a negro named Monica and her child Harriett, a negro boy named Rageous, and two negro girls named Charity and Ceritha. Sons: Bennet Stone and Joshua Stone, my still and utensils after the death or marriage of their mother. Sons: Bennet Stone, Joshua Stone, and Ignatius Stone, the balance of my estate divided equally after the death or marriage of their mother. Executor: Son, Ignatius Stone. Witnesses: John B. Russell, James Thompson, Bennet Hutchins.

Stone, William

William Stone, SMC 8/13/1765-6/24/1766. Son: William, land he now lives on called "Graden". Daughter: Ann Greenwell, a cow and feather bed and furniture. Grandson: Joseph Stone, heifer. Son: Henry Stone, 500 lbs. tobacco. Whereas sundry of my children, vizt., William, Charles, John, Joseph, Mary, and Priscilla Stone did at several times of their marriages severally receive of me a proportional share of my estate; therefore, none of them to have any pt. of my present estate. Son: Ignatius, remaining pt. of my estate and Exec. Wit: Priscilla Gorran, Samuel Abell, Jr.

Stourton, Robert

Stourton, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,4th Dec., 1714;
15th Mch., 1714-15.
To godson Stourton Edwards and hrs., 190 A., “St. Thomas,” bought of James Hay, they to keep the name of Stourton.
To Parish Church of “All Faith,” silver tankard, to be used as sacramental ornament.
To wife Margery, extx., and hrs., 300 A., dwelling plantation land, “The Parting Path,” 100 A., “Hopewell,” and residue of estate, real and personal.
Overseers: Joseph Edwards, Capt. Thos, Truman Greenfield.
Test: Chas. Smith, Cosmas Parsons, Robert Scott. 14. 46.

Stratford, Joseph

Stratford, Joseph,St. Mary's Co.,1st Feb., 1732-3;
16th Mch., 1732-3.
To dau. Frances and hrs., ¼ pt. of land at the eastern most end thereof, sd. dau. dying without issue her portion to her sister Monica and hrs., shd. she die without issue to next hr.
To dau. Ann and hrs., ¼ pt. of land as afsd.
To son Clement and hrs. ¼ pt. of land being dwelling plantation adj. to his sisters' land, sd. son dying without issue his portion to his sister Mary and hrs.
To son Joseph and hrs., ¼ pt. of land next the Marsh, sd. son dying without issue his portion to his sister Elizabeth and hrs. None of child. to sell land out of their own proper line, shd. they do so the sale shall be void and fall to the next hrs., and their issue forever.
Wife —— extx.
Test: James Thompson, John Bailye. Mildred Horrill. 20. 628.

Stratford, Teresita

Will of Teresita Thompson Rapier Stratford
(38:417) written on 4/3/1771; probated 10/5/1771

Maryland. In the Name of God Amen I TERESA STRATFORD of St. Mary's county being Sick and weak of Body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praise be to God and calling to mind the uncertainty of this Life--and having a mind to Settle my Temporal Affairs Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, , First revoking all other wills and make them void heretofore by me made either in writing or verbal.

First Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son William Rapour One Negro woman called Sarah to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Ann Dianna Walker one Negro Girl called Nell and likewise one Negro girl called Nan unto the said Ann Diana Walker during her Life and then the Negroes and their increase to be equally divided amongst her Children lawfully begotten by Joseph Walker and Such of my wearing apparel as she has in Possession.

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved son James Rapour (Richard James Rapier) one Negro Boy called Will and likewise one Negro Girl called Jude and likewise all my Real and Personal Estate except what I have already given unto my Son and Daughter above mentioned and it is further understood that my son James Rapour is to pay all my just Debts which does not exceed Ten pounds and give me a Christian Burial.

Item I do further desire that after my Death that my son Wm. Rapour shall Rail in my Graveyard and Be paid by James Rapour out of the Estate in Testimony here of and for the true performance of this my Last will and Testament I do constitute and appoint my beloved Son James Rapour my true and Lawful Executor as witness my hand and Seal this third Day of april One Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy and one

Signed Sealed published declared and pronounced by the within named Teresa Stratford to be her last Will and Testament

signed with her mark

Wit: Jonathan Phillips, Thomas Shanks, Mary Medley

Stunnard, Abell

Stunnard, Abell,St. Mary's Co.,23rd Sept., 1714;
30th Nov., 1714.
To David Evans, Jr., Suener (****) Evans, Sr., and David Evans Sr., personalty.
Test: Hannah Foy, Vincent Trewman, Abell Stannard. 14. 22.

Suite, Thomas

Thomas Suite, SMC 10/16/1765-11/4/1771. Children: Dent, Thomas, Ann Noe. Grandson: Dent Suite of Thomas. Granddaughter: Sarah Edwards of Joseph Edwards. Exec: Daughter-in-law, Mary Bright. Wit: Hezekiah Turner, Nathaniel Suite, Samuel Cooksey Barron

Sumerhill, James

Sumerhill, James,St. Mary's Co.,—– —– —–;
3rd Feb., 1725.
To son Samuel and hrs., 200 A. “Partnership,” 50 A. “Releife.”
To wife —–, extx., dwelling plantation “Westham” during life; at her decease, to son James and hrs.; 1/3 personal estate absolutely, remaining 2/3 to sons James and Samuel equally.
Test: John Harburt, Tho. Lawrence, Martha Keech. 18, 402.

Suttle, John

Subtill, John,St. Mary's Co.,14th Apr., 1680;
29th May, 1680.
To eld. son John, 380 A. “Beaverly.”
To young. son William, “Subtill's Rest.” Should either son die without hrs., his survivor to inherit deceased's portion.
To wife Mary, “Thames,” during life.
To dau. Jane, plantation afsd. at death of mother.
To dau. Mary, “Subtill's Reins.” Sons to be of age at 18 yrs., daus. at 17 yrs.
Overseers: Thos. Carvile, Jno. Goldsmith.
Test: Wm. Howell, Thos. Burford. 2. 93.

Swailes, Eleanor

State of Maryland Saint Marys County. In the name of God amen, I Elenor Swails of the state and county aforesaid, being very sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God for same, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all persons are to die - do make and ordain this my last will and testament - that is principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of
Almighty God who gave it me and my body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in Decent andChristian Burial at the discretion of my Executor hereafter mentioned nothing doubting but at the
general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God - and as trustingsuch worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and
dispose of in the following manner and form. -First - I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Jane Evans one bed and furniture and all my wearing apparell except one gown that I shall hereafter will, to her and her heirs forever. -I also give and bequeath to my beloved Son Edward Greenwell, six pounds current money, to be paid to him by my Executor after my Death in full for his part of my Estate to him and his heirs forever. -I also give and bequeath to my
two grand Daughters Ann Greenwell and Elenor Greenwell one gown of a light grounded calico to be equally divided between them. -I also give and bequeath to my beloved son Philip Greenwell
whom I likewise constitute make and ordain the whole and Sole Executor of this my last will and testament - all the remaining part of my Estate not willed - and every part thereof of any nature whatsoever - and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills and Executors by me in any will before named or willed - confirming this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this the twenty-seventh day of November Eighteen hundred and Eight -

(signed) Elenor Swails (seal)

Signed sealed in the presents of us and delivered to be her last will

Jonathan Abell - B. Hutchins -

Saint Marys County to wit, the 11th day of February 1812, Then came Philip Greenwell of Charles, and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that the within instrument of writing is the true & whole Will & Testament of Elenor Swails late of Saint Marys County deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession, and that he doth not know of any other -

Certified by James Forrest Reg. wills
for St. Mary's County

Saint Marys County, __ the 11th day of February 1812. Then came Jonathan Abell and Bennett Hutchins, the two subscribing witnesses to the within last will and Testament of Eleanor Swails
late of Saint Mary's County deceased, and 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 and declare the same to be her last will and Testament, that at the time of so doing she was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind memory and
understanding, and that they subscribed their names as witnesses to this will, in the presence and at the request of the said Testatrix.

Swailes, John

In the name of God amen. I John Swails of Saint Marys County, and State aforesaid, being very sick and weak but of sound and disposed mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, and willing to settle my worldly affairs, do make this my last will & Testament. Hereby revoking all and every will or wills heretofore by me made, in manner and form following. And first of all, I bequeath my Soul into the hands of almighty God, who made it, and my body to the dust, therein to be buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned, hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ for a Joyfull Resurrection thereof at the last day; And as to my worldly wealth as it hath pleased God, of his infinite mercy to bless me with, I give and bequeath in the manner and form as followeth. ~ ~
1. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elenor Swails, one Negro man named Nace, during her natural life, and after her decease to be equally divided betwixt my children hereafter mentioned. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Susannah, one Negro Girl named Amey, and one Cow and Calf. ~Item. I give & bequeath to my daughter Ann, one negro Boy called Moses, to be delivered to her when she arrives to the age of Sixteen, and to be at her disposition, and one Cow and Calf to be paid her at the same time. Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elenor Swails her Choice of my three horses, which one she thinks best, and likewise her first Choice of my Cows & Calves, which pair she thinks best, and likewise her first Choice of my Ewes & Lambs, which pair she thinks best, and likewise her first Choice of my sows & pigs, which she thinks best, and likewise my best Bed and furnature, to her and her heirs forever. ~Item. I give and bequeath to my son Joseph one Black horse Colt, to be paid to him by my Executors, when he arrives to the age of twenty one. ~Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Greenwell, one shilling & no more of my Estate. Item. I give and bequeath unto my grandson Jesse Floyd, son of Jesse, one shilling and no more of my Estate. ~Item. I give & bequeath to my four sons, named Francis Swails, Robert Swails, John Swails, and Joseph Swails, all the remainder part of my Estate to be equally divided amongst them, and my Executors to pay Joseph Swails his part when he arrives to the age of twenty one. ~Item. I do hereby appoint my loving wife Elenor Swails, and my son Francis Swails, Jointly Executors of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this Sixteenth day of October, anno Domini, One thousand seven hundred and Eighty Eight.~

(signed) John Swails (seal)

Signed, sealed, published & pronounced in presence of us~
Bennett Hutchins, Joseph Bright, John Baptist X Goddart

On the Back of the foregoing was as follows, to wit~
Saint Marys County, to wit. the 25th day of November 1788. Then came Francis Swails & made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that the within Instrument of writing is the true and whole will and Testament of John Swails, late of Saint Marys County, deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession, & that he doth not know of any other.

Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Reg. wills
for Saint Marys County

Saint Marys County ss the 25th day of November 1788. Then came Joseph Bright and John Baptist Goddart, two of the three subscribing witnesses to the within last will & Testament of John Swails late of Saint Marys County, deceased, & severally made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that they did see the Testator therein named, Sign & Seal this will, & that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will & Testament; that at the time of his so doing, he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound & disposing mind, memory & 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; and also that they did see Bennett Hutchings the other witness subscribe the same.

Certified By Jeremiah Jordan Reg. wills for Saint Marys County

On the 25th day of November 1788. Came Elenor Swails, the widow of John Swails, late of Saint Marys County, deceased, & quitted her Claim to the several bequests & devises made to her in the will of her said husband deceased, & elected in lieu thereof, her dower or third part of the deceased's Estate, both real and personal.

Before Jeremiah Jordan Reg. wills
for Saint Marys County.

The deceased's widow also renounces the Executorship of this Will. ~ ~ ~ ~

Test J. Jordan

Swale (Swailes, Swaile), William

Swale, William, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,12th Aug., 1728;
23rd Sept., 1728.
To sister Elizabeth Howson, Lambeth Parish, County of Surry, Great Britain, £20.
To Andrew Eaton, St. Mary's Co., his debts conditionally.
To Charles King, his debts and £5.
To wife Mary, living at Chichester, County of Sussex, Great Britain, residue of personal estate.
Ex.: John Rousby.
Test: Wm. Miller, Jr., John Hall, Abraham Rice. 19, 490.

Thompson, Sebastian

Thompson, Sebastian,St. Mary's Co.,18th Oct., 1742;
3rd March, 1742.
To sons Arthur and Sebastian and hrs., real estate.
To child. John, Sebastian, Monica, Charity Wheeler, Appolina and Mary Brown, personalty.
To wife Charity, extx., residue of estate.
Test: William Gillimore, John Mills, A. Thompson.
23. 79.

These pages coded by Marcella Jehl Dawson, Houston, Texas.

.Copyright 1995 .Linda Reno.Leonardtown, Maryland and Marcella Jehl Dawson, Houston, Texas. All rights reserved.. No part of these pages may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without written permission of the author(s).