Upgate, Richard, St. Clement's Manor,St. Mary's Co.,9th Nov., 1671;
3d Aug., 1672.
To son John and to dau. Mary, wife of Thomas Reeves, personalty.
To wife Anne, execx., plantation on Wicomico R. and Bluff
Test: Thos. Gerard, Thomas Lomax, Mary Snow. 1. 504.
Vansweringen, Garrett, of the City of St. Mary's,St. Mary's Co.,25th
4th Feb., 1698.
To 2 sons, viz., Joseph and Charles, equally, and hrs., dwelling
house; also the Council Rooms and Coffec House
and lands thereunto belonging. In event of death of both sons afsd.
without issue, sd. estate to pass to daus. (unnamed) by present
Wife (unnamed) to have estate during widowhood, and she is not to
be disturbed by child. (unnamed) or sons-in-law (unnamed).
To daus. afsd., personalty; son Joseph appointed guardian of sd.
To priests of Roman Catholic Church, personalty.
Exs.: Wife afsd. together with son Joseph afsd.
Test: Nich. Croutch, Wm. Aisquith, Thos. Grunwin, Thos. Sinnodd.
Vansweringen, Mary Smith
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I Mary Vansweringen of St Maryes County
Widdow being Sick of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory
thanks be to Allmighty for the Same and Considering the uncertainty
of this transitory life we are in and that all mortalls must dye
do think convenient to settle all such temporall Benefitts as it
hath pleased Allmighty God to bless me with in order thereunto doe
make my last will and Testament Revokeing Renowncing and makeing
void all former will or Wills by me made and this only to be my
last will and testament first and principally I give and bequeath
my Soul to Allmighty God that gave it Constantly beleiving that
through the Meritorious Death and passion of my Blessed Saviour
Jesus Christ I shall receive full pardon and remission of my Sins
and transgretions past and my Body I bequeath to the Earth from
whence it Came to be buried in Decent and Christian Maner as my
Executor hereafter named shall think fitt.
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Loveing Daughter Dorithy VanSweringen
four negroes two feather bedds two Ruggs two pair of blanketts,
two pair of Sheets and two bolsters one Silver pint Cupp, Six Silver
Spoons one Small English Table to be Delivered to her at the Day
of her marriage by my Executor hereafter Named;...
Item I Give and bequeath unto my Loving Daughter Tereshea VanSweringen
four Negroes, two feather bedds two Ruggs two pair of Blanketts,
two pair of Sheets two bolsters one Pint Silver tankered Six Silver
Spoones a Chest of Drawers and a Small Looking Glass: and to Each
of them my Said Daughtersa Suite of table linen all which to be
Delivered to my said Daughters by my Executor at the Day of their
Marriage the above said Legacies being in full
satisfaction for their part or portion of their fathers and my Estate.
Item I Give and bequeath unto my loveing Son Joseph VanSweringen
all that tract or parcell of Land lying in St. Maryes County near
St Maryes Called the point containing two hundred acres or thereabouts
to him and his heirs and assignes for Ever; my Said Son being and
is to maintain my Said two Daughters handsomly untill they are married.
Item I Give unto my loveing Son in Law Mr William Bladen and my
Daughter Bladen a Ring of thirty shillings price to Each of them;
Item I Give and Bequeath unto My Loveing Daughter Elinor Carroll
two Thousand pound of Tobacco to be paid by my Executor in Convenient
time after my decease, it is my Desire that the Negroes which I
have Given to My two Daughters Shall be Such as my Said Executor
Shall think fitt they not Exceeding forty years a piece; Item I
Give and Bequeath all the Rest of My Estate both Real and person
unto my Said Son Joseph VanSweringen after all my Just Debts are
paid and lastly I doe hereby Constitute and appoint my loving Son
VanSweringen my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and
testament in witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale
this Seaventeenthday of Febry 1712/13
Signed Sealed and Delivered in thepresence of Wm Aisquith, Ann Moloni,
Hannah (Her Mark) Bantom
MARY VANSWERINGEN (SEALE)
At ye foot of the aforegoing will was thus written, Sept 5th 1713
Then Came Ann Moloni and Hannah Bantom two of the Witnesses to the
within will and made oath that they saw the within Named Mary VanSwearingen
Signe Seale and Deliver the Same as her last will and Testament...
WM AISQUITH Dept
Veale, William,St. Mary's Co.,4th Jan., 1737;
30th Jan., 1737.
To wife Margaret, extx., entire estate during life; at her decease
to be divided bet. William son of William Harrison, and William
son of Morris Veale. Shd. either of these boys die before they possess
sd. estate decease's part to pass to William Veale Rigg, son of
Test: William Harrison, John Stevens, John Kennedy. 21. 841.
Vowles, Cyrus, ST. MARY'S CO. PROVED DECEMBER 16, 1777 INPRIMIS.
I give and bequeath unto my loving son John Vowles, my now dwelling
plantation to him and his heirs forever...
ITEM. I give and bequeath unto my loving son Matthew Vowles
all that plantation which I bought of William Newton, my dear and
loving wife Victoria Vowles to have her third in it, then the whole
to him and his heirs forever...
ITEM. I give and bequeath unto my loving son Thomas Vowles, twelve
hogsheads of tobacco, in Leonard Town Warehouse, and one hogshead
of tobacco now in my own tobacco house at home, to him and his heirs
ITEM. My will and desire is that the tobacco made at my lower plantation
be applyed to pay levys and the remainder to the use of the family
and to keep the same hands at the same place, and to work as usual,
as also, the hands at my home plantation, to be kept and work there
as usual, and that my daughter Jane have a negro boy named Charles
to wait on her till an alteration...
LASTLY. I constitute make and ordain my dear and loving wife Victoria
Vowles, and my loving son John Vowles whole and sole executors of
this my last will and testament, and I do utterly disallow revoke,
and disannul all every other testament by me in any wise before
named ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will
and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and affixed my seal the day and year aforesaid....
Signed sealed and delivered
by the said Cyrus Vowles as his
last will and testament in
the presence of us.
William Mareman Cyrus Vowles
Vowles, Richard,St. Mary's Co.,4th April, 1724;
22nd April, 1724.
To son Richard and hrs., tract on w. side Trap Ck. (bounded by Rocky
Point, now in poss. of George Thompson, land of William Bradbon,
The Fox and Brittons Bay), 2 tracts nr. St. Williams
Ck. and personalty.
To son James and hrs., land bet. that devised son Richard and Clemonts
Bay (for desc. see will), and personalty.
To son Matthew and hrs., residue of Vowles' Purchase,
80 A. Vowles' Addition and Hattfield's Hills
(bou. of Wm. Thompson). To be in care of wife Mary till of age at
To son John and dau. Mary (wife of John Chunn, Jr.), personalty,
in lieu of their shere in estate.
To wife Mary, use of dwelling house, ¼ of lands and personalty;
to divide residue of estate with sons Richard, James and Matthew.
Exs.: Sons Richard and James.
Test: John Bowles, Robt. Elliot, Philip Key. 18, 258.
Wain (Waine), Charles
Wain (Waine), Charles,St. Mary's Co.,19th Feb., 1722-3;
18th Mch., 1722-3.
To Rebecca (wife of Benjamin Chum) and god-dau. Eliza. Richard,
To Laurence Lants, of sd. Co., ex., residue of estate.
Test: Jno. Edward, Wm. Higgs, Jr. 18, 101.
Waker, George, St. Jerome's,St. Mary's Co., July, 1674;
10th Mch., 1675.
To Mr. Lucas, Jane Paine, widow, and Isaac, son of sd. Jane Paine,
William Newport, residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
Exs.: Jno. Smallpeece, Wm. Newport.
Test: Richard Chapman. 2. 42.
Walker, Richard,St. Mary's Co.,11th May, 1698;
6th June, 1698.
To eld. son Thomas and hrs., 500 A., Walker's Hollow,
on n. side Brittain's Bay.
To wife Ann, extx., life interest in ½ plantation afsd, and
1/3 of personalty.
To sons Richard and William, 2 tracts, viz., 65 A., Berry,
and 200 A., (unnamed) bonght of Luke Gardner.
To son Richard and hrs., 56 A., Walker's Delight, at
hd. of Brittain's Bay.
Residue of personalty in equal shares to 3 sons afsd.
Test: Henry Spinke, Thos. Dent, Thos. Lowe. 7. 385.
Walker, Richard, planter,St. Mary's Co.,10th Oct., 1717;
7th Nov., 1717.
To son James and hrs., land on s. side branch , and personalty.
To dau. Mary and hrs., land on n. side sd. branch, and personalty.
Shd. either die during minority or without issue, survivor to inherit
portion of deceased. Shd. both die during minority or without issue,
dau.'s portion to pass to nephew Thomas Walker, the part on s. side
to pass to nephew Thomas (son of Thomas).
To nephew Richard Walker and hrs., Berry.
To wife Ann, extx., residue of personal estate.
Test: Peter Browne, Anthony Browne, Thos. Dillon. 14. 652.
Walker, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,10th June, 1727;
2nd Aug., 1727.
To son Thomas and hrs., plan. at e. side of hd. of
St. Clements Bay, where John Brown lives.
To Michael Thompson, interest in lease of 49 A. .
To dau. Susanna and hrs., plan. , where Thos. Howard
To son Joseph and hrs., plan. , where Jno. Winifrett
lives; 40 A. leased land: and residue of real estate; shd. sons
and daus. die without issue, portion of dec'd to dau. Heneretter
Clark and survivors.
To wife Mary, extx., 1/3 personal estate, residue to 4 child. equally;
shd. wife die, son-in-law James Clark to act as ex. Sons to be educated
and of age at 21 yrs.
Test: Richard Melton, John Johnson, Edward Clark. 19, 234.
Walls, Pearce,St. Mary's Co.,18th May, 1685;
26th Aug., 1685.
To John Pennington and Thomas Gavin, personalty.
To Anne Young, 100 A., New Castle.
To Thomas Dillon, ex., and hrs., part of Morrisses Mount
and residue of estate, real and personal.
Test: Raphall Haywood, Edward Cole, Honnor Cole. 4. 155.
Walterling, Walter,St. Mary's Co.,30th Aug., 1672;
14th Sept., 1672.
To dau. Mary Walterling, granddaus. Grace and Eliza: Barnes, personalty.
Ex.: Son John Barnes.
Test: Wm. Asbeston, Henry Smith. 1. 502.
Walton, Stephen,St. Mary's Co.,22nd Feb., 1697;
To daughter-in-law Mary Brewer, personalty; sd. daughter-in-law
to be in charge of Elenor Harverd.
To son-in-law James Brewer, personalty.
Son William, residuary legatee.
To Father John Hall, priest, and his successors is left the care
of son-in-law James Brewer and son William afsd.
Exs.: Wm. Harper, Thos. Haddock.
Test: Jas. Pattison, Henry Royle, Thos. Haddock. 7. 337.
Wardner, Warner, Andrew
Wardner, Warner, Andrew,St. Mary's Co.,5th Oct., 1660;
27th Mch., 1662.
To wife Mary, execx., land at hd. of St. Clear's Branch until son
George attain age of 21 yrs. If wife should die, dau. Isabel to
be committed to care of William Lucas, and son George to John Vanheck.
Overseers: Wm. Lucas, Wm. Cole, John Vanheck.
Test: Wm. Kelly, Geo. Mee. 1. 156.
Wardner (Warner), Andrew
Wardner, Warner, Andrew,St. Mary's Co.,5th Oct., 1660; 27th Mch.,
To wife Mary, execx., land at hd. of St. Clear's Branch until son
attain age of 21 yrs. If wife should die, dau. Isabel to be committed
care of William Lucas, and son George to John Vanheck. Overseers:
Wm. Cole, John Vanheck. Test: Wm. Kelly, Geo. Mee. 1. 156.
Warren, Thomas,Newtowne, St. Mary's Co.,30th Mch., 1698;
6th June, 1698.
To son John and dau. Rebecca, and to Sarah, dau. of Robert Cole,
dec'd, and their hrs., personal estate equally.
Thos. Daft, ex. and guardian of testator's child.; son to be of
age at 18 yrs. and dau. at 16 yrs.
Test: Wm. Husband, Jos. Clarke, Jno. Noble. 7. 383.
Warren, Thomas, St. Mary's Co., March 13, 1745; June the 4th 1745
In the Name of God Amen, I Thomas Warren of St. Marys County being
sick of body but of perfect mind and memory doe make and ordain
this to be my last will and Testament revoking and making void all
Other wills Either Verbell or in writing before by me made. First
and principally I Give my soul to Almighty God and my body to the
2ndly I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Ketting one heifer
provided her husband delivers my young horse to George Warren.
3rdly I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Susanna Strong, one mare
which she has now in possession.
4thly I Give to my Daughter Monica Hill one shilling Sterling in
satisfaction of her part of my whole Estate.
5thly I Give to the heir of my Daughter Elizabeth Hyatt Deceased
shilling Sterling in full Satisfaction of his or her part of my
6thly I Give and bequeath to my son George Warren all the remainder
of my Estate both reall and personall and for the Execution of this
my will and testament I do Appoint my said
son George Warren Executor as Witness my hand and seal this 13th
Signed Sealed and Do in presence of us
Thomas (his mark) Warren SEAL
Thos Spalding, Junior
Leonard Mattingly On the back
of the foregoing will was thus written
Edward Mattingly Viz
St Marys County
June the 4th 1745 ? then Thomas Spalding Junior, Leonard Mattingly
and Edward Mattingly the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing
will being duly and Solemnly Sworn on the holy Evangel of Almighty
God depose and say that they saw the Testator Thomas Warren sign
the foregoing will and heard him publish 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 their apprehension of sound and
disposing mind and memory and that they subscribe their respective
names as witnesses to the said will in the presence of the said
Testator and at his request
Sworn to before me.
Thos Aisquith Deputy Comsry
Of St Marys County
Waters, John,St. Mary's Co.,26th Feb., 1692;
To sons James, Joseph, and Lewis, and their hrs., 50 A., Bristol,
and 100 A., James' Gift.
To sons Thomas and William, sd. lands in event of death of sons
afsd. without issue.
To son John, personalty.
To wife Penelope, extx., residue of personal estate during widowhood;
in event of her marriage to be divided among 7 child.
Test: Jno. Dent, Jno. Harrison, Geo. Dimond. 6. 30.
Joseph Waters, Sr., Charles Co., 10/29/1775-1777.
To: Wife, Mary and daughters Sarah and Elizabeth, the use of my
dwelling house with 50 ac.; 1 negro, 9 cattle, and all my personal
estate during my wife's natural life and as long as my wife, Sarah
and Elizabeth live single and choose to live with my wife or after
her death while either of them is single.
Daughter: Mary, 1 heifer. Son: Thomas, 50 ac. "Waters' Risque"
where his dwelling now is on the condition that he gives my grandson
Elias Waters, 1 year schooling.
Son: William, 110 ac. "Waters' Risque", the place where
my daughter now lives and also the afsd. 50 ac. which I have already
given my wife and daughters provided he gives my grandson Elias
Waters 2 years schooling and 1 horse and saddle to be paid him at
his coming to age.
To: Daughters Sarah and Elizabeth and granddaughter, Elizabeth Canter,
all my personal estate after the death of my wife.
Execs.: Son William and daughter Sarah.
Wit: James Waters, William Montgomery (of Peter) and Benjamin Montgomery.
Probate was taken in the presence of Thomas Waters, the heir at
law, who did not object.
Watkins (Watkinson), Cornelius
Watkins (Watkinson), Cornelins,St. Mary's Co.,15th Apr., 1697;
9th Apr., 1698.
To James, son of Geo. Keeth, of All Faith Parish, personalty.
To wife Eliza:, extx., residue of estate, real and personal, during
life; at her decease to pass to Cornelius Watkinson, son of Peter
Watkinson, of Accomac.
Test: Rich'd Southoron, Jno. Gillem, Mary Comptton. 7. 365.
James Watson, SMC, 1/26/1795-12/31/1795. Whereas I have given my
two eldest sons, Eleazer Watson and Azariah Watson, 70 lbs. each
in real and personal property, and to my other children who are
married, to wit, Zachariah Watson, James Green Watson, Margaret
Reeves, Susanna Cooke, and Muriel Brookbank, 10 lbs. each in personal
property, it is now my intention that the whole of my children,
as well as those already married as those unmarried or them that
may now at my death be dead, should have an equal share of my estate
including what I have already given as above mentioned. Sons: Henry
and Joseph, as long as each or either of them remain single, a joint
and equal interest with my 3 daughters Elizabeth Watson, Sarah Watson,
and Mary Watson, during the natural life of each, all of my lands
and tenements. After the lives of my 3 daughters, all of my land
is to be sold and the money divided among my children so they have
an equal share of my estate. My Execs. to pay a legacy of 10 lbs.
each to Zepheniah Watson, Elizabeth Watson, Sarah Watson, and Mary
Watson immediately after my death. Execs: Sons, Henry and Joseph,
Wit: Stephen Cawood, William Somerhill, John Watson.
Watson, John,St. Mary's Co.,21st June, 1696;
15th Apr., 1699.
To brother-in-law Thomas Mittford and to Thomas his son, and Robert,
son of Robert Graham, personalty.
To John, son of Capt. Edward Greenhalgh, 200 A., part of New
Bottle, Prince George's Co.
To Thomas, son of Capt. Edward Greenhalgh, residue of New
Wife Jans, extx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
Test: Edward Miller, Mary Miller, Jane Rose. 6. 337.
Watson, Joseph,St. Mary's Co.,3rd Nov., 1742;
1st Feb., 1742.
To oldest son James, 79 A. Hodge Barren.
To sons Joseph and John, dwell. plan. Partnership.
Extx.: Wife Sarah.
Test: Samuel Amery, Philip Briscoe, Mark Winnott.
Note: Widow claims her legal third.
Watts, Mary ??? Breeden
Mary Watts, SMC, 11/13/1764-3/3/1775.
Son: Thomas Watts, Exec., plantation "Road's Rest", 100
ac. and residue of estate after legacies are paid.
Granddaughter: Clarano Breeden, stock.
Children: James Breeden, Mark Breeden, Matthew Breeden, Abraham
Breeden, Elizabeth Warren, Mary Smith, and Ann Hilton, 12 pence
To: Children of daughter, Rebecca Watts--Thomas Dillon, Daniel Watts,
Elizabeth Watts, and James Watts, 12 pence between
Wit: Henry Jenkins, Thomas Wynn Taylor, Abbenton Shermantine.
Watts, Peter,St. Mary's Co., 1692;
23rd July, 1692.
To sons Thomas, William, and John, equally, 300 A., Nitopsen.
To son Peter, personalty.
To wife (unnamed), extx., and her child. (unnamed), residue of estate,
real and personal. Sons afsd. to be of age at 18 yrs.
Test: Jno. Lowe, Robt. Vargison, Wm. Thomas, Peter Watts.
Watts, Peter, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,12th Mar., 1718;
27th July, 1719.
To grandson Thomas and hrs. (son of Thomas Waughap), two tracts,
Bennets Delight and Jenifer's Gift, at decease
of wife . Shd. sd. grandson die without issue, lands
to pass to James and hrs. (son of James Watts); shd. he die without
issue, sd. lands to pass to next male hr. of dau. Mary Waughap,
and she lacking such issue, to revert to rightful hrs. of testator.
To 2 granddaus., Elizabeth Waughop and Hannah Clarke, 1 pistole
each, to be sent to Annapolis for purchase of rings.
To wife , extx., use of dwelling plantation and estate
during life. Shd. sd. wife be disturbed in possession of same (inasmuch
as sd. plantation belonged to former wife ), to have
use of other two tracts during life, she being an aged woman; the
personalty on sd. tracts at her decease to sons-in-law Thos. Waughop
and George Clark, trustees, equally, for use of grandehild .
To wife , £20 and use of mother's great ring during
life; at her decease to return to dau. Waughop.
Test: Maj. Wm. Watts, Archbald Johnstone, George Clarke, Richard
Forrest. 15. 147.
NoteCodicil: To bro. Stephen Watts, Richard Forrest and Maj.
Wm. Watts, personalty.
RICHARD WATTS OF ST. MARYS COUNTY 2/24/1772
In the name of God Amen I Richard Watts of St Marys County
in the province of Maryland, being of perfect mind, memory and understanding,
but calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life that
all flesh must yield to death, when it pleases God to call them
do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and
form following that is to say that I give and bequeath unto my son
Richard Watts, all that Tract of Land being part of this will include
called Plum Point containing between three and four hundred acres,
to him and his body lawfully begotten. Likewise I give unto my son
Richard Watts, a Tract of Land and houses in and near Brigham in
the County of Cumberland in old England, the deed of which land
and houses in and near Brigham, bother William Watts has in possession.
Said land subject to the payment of one hundred pound sterling to
my daughter Susanna Watts. Item I give and bequeath to my brother
Robert Watts, such of my wearing apparel as he thinks proper, and
thirty pounds as a token of my love and affection for him. My will
and desire is, if my son Richard Watts, and my (daughter) Susanna
Watts should die without children or before they arrive to the age
of twenty one years that my Estate both personal and Real go to
my brother Robert Watts subject to the payment of twenty pounds
sterling to Brother William Watts, Twenty pounds sterling to sister
Frances Harrison and Twenty pounds sterling to Sister Sonia Fawcet
or the survivors of them. Item I give and to my dear wife Sarah
Watts a third part of my lands during life and my personal to be
divided as the law directs after my just debts, legacies and funeral
expenses are paid. Item I do appoint my wife Sarah Watts and my
loving brother Robert Watts Guardians of my son Richard Watts, and
my Daughter Susanna Watts. I do nominate, consitute and appoint
my said wife Sarah Watts and by brother Robert Watts Loyal Executors
in trust of this my Last will and testament, and lastly I do revoke,
dismiss and make void all former wills by me at any time heretofore
made and so desire this to be my last will and testament In writing
of whereof the said Richard Watts herunto set my hand and seal,
this second day of December on thousand seven hundred and seventy
Richard Watts (seal)
Signed sealed and deposed by the testators as his last will and
testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence
have subscribed our hands as witness.
Christopher Taylor (seal)
Saint Marys County, to wit, on the 24th day of February 1772
came William Taylor, John Taylor and Christian Taylor the those
subscribing witnesses to the within last will and testament of Richard
Watts late of the county aforesaid deceased, and severally made
oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see Richard
Watts the testator therein named sign and seal this will and hand.
Transcribed by Joanne W. Mcfadden, April 15, 2001
Watts, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,12th Oct., 1721;
20th Nov., 1723.
To 2 sons Daniel and William and their hrs., dwelling plantation
Watts Lodge equally. They failing issue, to pass successively
to Thomas (a minor) and hrs. and Joshua and hrs. Shd. son William
afsd. be left any land by his uncle , portion bequeathed
him to pass to his bro. Thomas.
Wife Elizabeth extx.
Test: Thomas Hebb, Jr., John Elleson (Allison), Elizabeth Morgan.
Watts, Thomas Jr.
Watts, Thomas Jr., St. Mary's Co, 9/19/1752; 7/11/1752
To Bro. William, slaves
To br. George, 1 slave and all my pt. of slaves merchant in a contract
of marriage made by my mother; personality
Br. Wm. ex.
wit: Mary Waughop, Thos. Palm. Waughop, Katherine Waughop.
Watts, William,St. Mary's Co.,8th Mch., 1677-8;
19th Apr., 1678.
To 3 child., viz., eld. son Charles (8 yrs. of age), 2nd son William
(6 yrs. of age), and 3rd son Edmond (4 yrs. of age), entire estate
Ex., Capt. Gerrard Slye.
Test: Corine Makenzie, Abraham Price. 9. 6.
Watts, William,St. Mary's Co.,14th Jan., 1723-4;
22nd Jan., 1723-4.
To son-in-law John Mich. Thomas Taney and hrs. and dau.-in-law Margaret
Taney, personalty, and rest of household goods at Patuxen equally.
To cousin William and hrs., 150 A. Bushell's Rest, 100
A. Timber Swamp, 60 A. Addition to Timber Swamp.
He failing issue, sd. lands to pass in succession to cousins Daniel,
Thomas and Joshua and their hrs.; personalty.
To John, son of Wm. Canady, Mary Morgan and Katherine Forrest, personalty.
Ex.: Son-in-law William Canady.
Test: Thos. Waughhop, Peter Rule, Richard Forest. 18, 211.
Waughop, John, Piney Point,St. Mary's Co., ,
18th Mch., 1677-8.
To wife Anne, execx., ½ plantation, Piney Point
at St. Mary's Co.
To son Thomas and hrs., residue plantation at 18 yrs. of age.
To dau. Rebecca and hrs., 800 A., Piney Point in Pocomoke,
Somerset Co.; to be of age at 15 yrs.
To grandson Thomas Hatton and to the child. (unnamed) of Henry Hyde,
dec'd, and hrs., sd. real estate should child. afsd. of testator
die without issue.
To Ame Mountford, personalty.
Overseers: Robt. Grahame, Henry Williams.
Test: Jo: Watson, Jno. Wynne, Wm. Brewerton. 5. 343.
Waughop, Thomas, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,11th Apr., 1735;
17th Apr., 1735.
To daus. Johanna, Anne, Katherine and Elizabeth and their hrs.,
Piney Point, except part given heretofore to dau. Mary.
Should any of sd. daus. or their hrs., profess the religion of the
Church of Rome, they are to have no benefit by this devise, but
their part to vest in the hrs. of the other of afsd. daus, being
To grandson John Waughop and dau. Mary Guyther, personalty.
To wife Katherine, 1/3 of personal estate. Residue of personalty
to four daus.: Johanna, Anne, Katherine and Elizabeth. Brother John
to have the care of three last named.
Exs. Wife and brothers James and John.
Test: Justinian Jordan, Philip Key, Henry Holland Hawkins. 21. 370.
Welch (Welsh), Thomas
Welch (Welsh), Thomas, planter,St. Mary's Co.,25th Mar., 1724;
4th April, 1724.
To son William and hrs., dwelling plantation . He dying
without issue, to son Thomas and hrs.
To sons William and Thomas and dau. Mary, residue of estate. Mr.
Barnaby Anetell, ex., to have charge of sons until of age at 20;
shd. he refuse, Robert Rawson to act.
Test: Gillbert Anderson, John Cole, Darby Moriss, Francis Hopewell,
Wm. Innes, James Baker. 18, 237.
Wellman, Joseph, planter,St. Mary's Co.,13th Nov., 1733;
16th Mar., 1740-41.
To son Michael and male hrs., 50 A. land Wellmans Chance.
In lieu of such hrs. afsd. property to pass to son Joseph and male
hrs. and in turn to son William and male hrs. In event of their
death without male hrs., to daus. Susannah and Anne and their hrs.
and in event of their death without male hrs. to bro. Thomas.
To son Joseph and male hrs., Brothers Dread.
To son William and male hrs., Sisters To Have and Hold.
To wife Ann, extx., 1/3 estate.
Test: George Reade, William Feilder, Richard Wise.
Note: By Codicil on 29th Nov. 1733, wife Ann having died meanwhile
testator appoints his bro. Thomas and Adam Wise as joint exs.
Test: George Reade, Anthony Brokle, Edward Silence.
Wellman, Michael, planter,St. Mary's Co.,18th Apr., 1715;
19th Apr., 1718.
To son Joseph and hrs., dwel. plan., Siles Chance, and
To wife Martha, 1/3 personal estate. Residue of est. to be divided
equally among testator's 5 child., .
Exs.: Thos. and Joseph Wellman, jointly.
Test: Anthony Brocklehorst, Chas. Waldron, Grace Watkins, Jno. Watkins.
Edward Welsh, SMC, 9/1766-7/8/1767. Daughter: Sarah Welsh, negro
wench Mary and negro boy James; horse and saddle; cow and calf;
furniture. Daughter: Elizabeth Waters, negro woman Jean; negro boy
Leonard and after her death my granddaughter, Susan Waters to be
possessed of negro boy Leonard. Daughter: Elizabeth Waters, cow
and calf and furniture. Grandson: John Welsh, a negro boy Baptist
when he arrives at age 21. Granddaughter: Mary Welsh, a negro boy
Basil when she becomes age 16 and if she dies before then to grandson,
Edward Waters. To: Birdgin Mitchell, 10 lbs. current money at age
21. Wife: Mary, "Ensfield" and "Ensfield's Addition"
and after her death to daughter, Sarah Welsh. Wife: Mary, negro
man Ben; negro girl Charity; and negro lad Gerard. Remaining furniture
to be divided amongst Elizabeth Waters, Sarah Welsh, and my grandson
and granddaughter, John Welsh and Mary Welsh. Exec: Wife, Mary.
Wit: William Bruce, James Billingsley, Benjamin Burroughs.
Francis Wheatley, Sr., SMC, wheelwright, 1/8/1772-7/20/1774. Son:
Ignatius, Exec., 50 ac., pt. of "Buckland Plain". Son:
Francis, 46 ac., pt. of "Wheatley's Content with Addition".
Sons: Ignatius and Francis, equally, 21 ac. of "Bob's Discovery".
Daughters: Ann Peake and Winifred Delahay, 50 lbs. sterling equally,
any balance to be equally divided between my four children. Wit:
Michael Wellman, Elizabeth Wellman, Jared Wellman
Wheatley, John,St. Mary's Co.,25th Apr., 1717;
8th Aug., 1717.
To son James, 500 lbs. tobacco.
To son John and hrs., 110 A., Wheatley's Meadows, and
50 A., Hiccory Plaines.
To son Joseph and hrs., 114 A., Umtiguint.
To wife Elizabeth, extx., dwelling plantation with tract of land
belonging thereto during life; at her decease to pass to sons Thomas
and Francis and their hrs., equally divided bet. them. If wife shd.
marry, sons Thomas and Francis to be of age at 18; if she remains
a widow, to be under her tuition until 21 yrs. of age.
Also to wife Elizabeth, ½ of personal estate, the other half
to be equally divided amongst 5 daus., viz.: Winifride, Anne, Elizabeth,
Susannah and Mary, at age of 16 or day of marriage.
Test: Wm. Hoard, Susannah Norrice, John Norrice, Henry Spinke. 14.
Wheatley, Joseph,St. Mary's Co.,15th Oct., 1739;
21st Jan., 1739.
To son James and hrs., 122 A. Intequent and 23 A. Wheatley's
Addition. Shd. he die without hrs. to pass to son Joseph and
To wife Martha, extx., 64 A. dwelling plantation, at her death to
pass to son Joseph.
Test: Robert Hammett, Francis Cole, Leadey Nowell.
Wheatly, Andrew,St. Mary's Co.,28th Nov., 1693;
2nd Feb., 1693.
To Mary Wheatly and hrs., Wheatly's Hills on Brittain's
To cousins James and John Wheatly, cous. Winifrede, and Mr. Hunter,
Brother John, ex. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal;
he to have charge of Mary Wheatly afsd.
Test: Millesent Nevett, Susanna Norris, Stephen Gough.
Wheeler, Luke,St. Mary's Co.,30th Nov., 1741;
3rd March, 1741.
To son Ignatius, dwell. plan., 250 A. Maiden's Bower.
To son William, Planter's Delight, Charles Co., where
Thomas Mitchell now lives.
To son Clement, Planter's Delight where Joshua Alford
To son Raphell, Planter's Delight where John Delozour
To son Bennet, any of afsd. estates if the owner should die without
To wife Protheser, extx., and daus. personalty.
Test: Richard Cooper, Mary Cooper, Ignatius Wheeler (Cooper), Elizabeth
Cooper, James Thompson.
Whislor, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,23rd Nov., 1729;
8th Dec., 1729.
To Catherine Welsh (an orphan girl desc. as living with testator),
entire estate at age of 16 or day of marriage.
Ex.: James Conen.
Test: William Keating, Martha Warrin. 19, 824.
White, James, Sr.,St. Mary's Co.,27th May, 1732;
24th June, 1732.
To wife Sarah, entire personal estate during life; at her decease
to be divided among children .
To 2 sons James and William, real estate, equally, after decease
Test: Patrick Forest, Nicholas Richardson. 20, 438.
White, John,St. Mary's Co.,10th Apr., 1734;
17th June, 1734.
To 2 sons Joseph and John and their hrs., 228 A., dwelling plantation
, divided equally, eld. son Joseph to have the part
where testator now lives; sd. son dying without issue his portion
to son John, and sd. son John's portion to son Moses.
To sons afsd., personalty.
Wife Martha, extx., empowered to sell 100 A. in Virginia for benefit
Test: John Langley, Daniel Duggens, Thomas Pain. 21. 147
White, Nicholas,St. Mary's Co.,5th Jan., 1688;
26th Jan., 1688.
To Francis Pennington, Cous. Capt, Robert Jordan, Thomas Haddock,
and Cous. Frances Bouye, personalty.
John Bouye, residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
Ex.: Jas. Cullen.
Test: Nieh. Prest, Eliza: Procter, Wm. Lowrey. 6. 48.
White, Nicholas, St. Inigoes,St. Mary's Co.,22nd May, 1659;
15th Nov., 1659. To wife Mary, execx., and dau. Ellinor, entire
In event of birth of 2nd child, sd. child to share in estate equally.
Nicholas Keiting, Marke Pheype. Test: Peter Bathe, Richard Russell.
White, William, planter,St. Mary's Co.,3rd April, 1732;
17th April, 1732.
To John Guyther and John White, personalty.
To bro.-in-law George Beaverlye, ex., residue of estate.
Test: Daniel Duggens, John Thomas. 20, 368.
Whittle, William, (nunc.)St. Mary's Co.,4th Mch., 1673;
13th Mch., 1673.
To wife Katherine and child., entire estate.
Test: Katharine Whittle. 1. 597.
Wildman, James,St. Mary's Co.,5th Jan., 1724-5.
1st March, 1724-5.
To sister Mary Moony and hrs., Saint Edwards, Idnstead
and Tradesmans Lott. She dying without issue, to uncle
John Wildman and hrs. He dying without issue, to George Thorrold
and hrs.; and entire personal estate.
To godsons James Southron Compton and Leonard Thurkeliffe, at 12
yrs., and Monica Price, personalty.
To uncle John Wildman and mother-in-law Martha Wildman, £4
Ex.: Bro.-in-law Thomas Mooney.
Test: Clemt. Gardiner, John Miles, Jr., Nicholas Miles, John Spalding.
Wilkeson (Wilkinson), William
Wilkeson, William,St. Mary's Co.,16th Aug., 1738;
18th Dec., 1738.
To wife Rebecca, extx., entire estate during life, after her death
land divided bet. sons John and James and their hrs.
To daus. Elizabeth, Mary, Jane, Catherine and Sarah, and grandchild.
William, Benet Dawkins and Mary, sons and dau. of son William, personalty.
Grandson Benet Dawkins Wilkeson to son John until age of 21. Residue
of personalty to the two bros., John and James.
Exs.: Wife Rebecca and son John.
Test: Charles Joy, Judiah Hennen, Robert Silance.
St. Mary's September the 23d 1736
In the name of God Amen I Eliz. Williams being weak of body but
of sound and perfect memory do make ordain and constitute this my
last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other Wills heretofore
made by me first I give my Soul to God that gave it my body to the
Dust from whence it came first my will is that all my Just Debts
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Philip Evans five Shillings
for his part of my Estate
Item I give and bequeath to my Son Anthony Evans five Pound for
his part of my Estate
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Pearce ten Shilling
for her part...
Item I give and bequeath to my Son William Williams five Shillings
for his part of my Estate and as for the rest of my Estate both
Real and Personal I give and bequeath unto my Son Benjamin Williams
as also I do appoint my said Son Benj Williams my Executor and Administrator
of this my last Will and Testament
mark) WILLIAMS (Seal)
Signed Sealed and delivered
In the Presence of us
Testis John Stevens
Elener (her mark) Pearce
Joseph (his mark) Carmichall
On the back of the foregoing
Will was the following
Probate thus written SS
December the 6th 1736 John
Stevens & Ellenor Pearce two of the Subscribing Witnesses to
the foregoingWill being duely and solemnly Sworn on the Holy Evangels
of Almighty God Depose and say that they saw the Testatrix Elizabeth
Williams Sign the foregoing Will and heard her publish and 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 apprehension of sound &
disposing mind and memory and that they Subscribed their Respective
names as Witnesses to the said Will in the
Presence of the said Testatrix and at her request and at the same
time they saw Joseph Carmichael Sign as a Witness to the said Will
in the Presence of the said Testatrix Sworn to before me.
Tho: Aisquith Dep Comry of
St Mary's County
In the name of God, amen March the 1789...
her last will ) I Francis Williams of Saint Mary's County
in the State of Maryland being weak of body but of sound and perfect,
sense and memory thanks be to god, do make this my last will and
First, I bequeath my soul to god and my body to the earth to be
buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named, and as
to my wordly Estate I give and bequeath as follows..
Item, I give and bequeath to my loving nephew Henry Ford one Bed
& furniture two Cows & Calves six houghs one small Oval
Table one stone Dish six stone plats to him and his heirs forever..
Item, I give and bequeath to my loving neas Bibianen Pike one Cow
and Calf one yearling one large seal skin Trunk one looking glass
one middle sise pot and pot hooks to her and her heirs forever..,
Item, I give & bequeath to my loving Neas Ann Ford my Riding
Chair and horse one Bed and furniture too flag Chears to her and
her heirs forever..
Item, I give and bequeath to my loving Neas Annistase Mattingly
one Bed and furniture one Cow and Calf one Dish one Sinning Wheel
to her and her heirs forever..
Item, I give and bequeath to my loving Nephew Francis Greenwell
son of John one yearling Colt to him and his heirs forever..
Item, I give and bequeath to my loving Godson John Woten one Cow
and Calf two houghs to him and his heirs forever..
Item, I give and bequeath Ten pounds Current money to the Revd John
Boarman to be at his disposal
Item, I give and bequeath six pounds to the poor to be given them
at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named..
Item, my will and Desire is that my two Negroes Dick and Sam shall
be at there Liberties after my deceas..
Item I give and bequeath to my loving Nephew John Greenwell of Ignatius
all the residue or remaining part of my Estate And Lastly I doo
hereby constitute and appoint my loving Nephew John Greenwell of
Ignatius to be hole Executor of this my last will & Testament
revoking and disannulling all former wills ratifying and Confirming
this and no other to be my last will and Testament, In testimone
whearof I have hereunto set my hand and affixt my seal the day and
year above ritten...
FRANCES (her mark) WILLIAMS (Seal)
Signed sealed published & declared by Frances
Williams the above named Testator and for his last
will & Testament, and in her presence have subscribed our
names as Witnesses thereto...Bennet Combs..John Boon
On the back of the aforegoing was as follows to wit..
Saint Mary's County, to wit, the 6th day of March 1792 Then Came
John Greenwell of Ignatius, & made Oath on the Holy Evangels
of Almighty God, that the aforegoing instrument of writing, is the
true & whole will and Testament of Frances Williams, late of
Saint Mary's County, deceased, that hath come to his possession
& that he Doth not know of any other.
Certified per Jeremiah Jordan Reg Wills
for Saint Mary's County
Saint Mary's County, SS, the 6th day of March, 1792 Then Came Bennet
Combs one of the two subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last
will & Testament of Frances Williams late of Saint Mary's County,
deceased, & made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God,
that he Did see the Testatrix therein named sign & seal this
will & that he heard her publish publish, pronounce, and declare
the same to be her last will and Testament, that at
the time of her so doing, she was to the best of His apprehension,
of sound and disposing mind, memory & understanding, & that
he subscribed his name as a witness to this will, in the presence,
& at the request of the Testatrix and also, that he did see
John Boon, subscribe the same as a witness.
Certified per Jeremiah Jordan Reg Wills
for Saint Mary's County
Williams, Jacob, planter,St. Mary's Co.,6th Dec., 1725;
1st Jan., 1725.
To wife Elizabeth, extx., real estate during life; at her decease
to 2 sons equally; personal estate to wife and 2 sons William and
Test: Philip Evans, James Williams, Jno. Baker. 18, 435.
Williams, Rice,St. Mary's Co.,6th Feb., 1684;
25th Mch., 1685.
To Rose Pinner, personalty.
Brother-in-law Henry Franckham at age, residuary legatee.
Ex. Col. Wm. Diggs.
Test: Patrick Innis, Thos. Nation, Thos. Coulson. 4. 153.
In the name of God Amen, I William Williams of St Marys County
in the province of Maryland, being weak of body, but of perfect
mind, and memory, do make ordain Constitute and appoint, this to
be my last will and Testament in m anner and form following..
Imprimis I Recommend my soul to the mercy of that all gracious being
from whom I received it, my body to the dust from whence it came,
there to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter
to be named; and for my worldly goods my will is that they may be
disposed of in manner, and form following--
Item I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife, Frances Williams,
my Dwelling plantation whereon I now live, containing ninety two
acres, known by the name of Roberts' Neck, during her natural Life,
with the priviledge of gitting from any of my other Lands, what
timber or fire wood may be necessary, for the support of the said
plantation, as also my Clock, during her natural Life, as also my
Riding Chaiza and horse, one Bed & furniture, two negro fellows,
named Sam, and Dick to her & her heirs forever...
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved sons James and Joseph Williams,
all my other Lands, and Tenements, to be divided between them in
such manner, that my son James may have seventy five acres, more
by the said division than my son Joseph, Otherwise that the said
Land may be equally with Respect to Value & Convenience, Divid
between them, as possible, and further my will is, that after the
deceas of my beloved Wife, Frances
Williams, my dwelling plantation divised to her, during her natural
Life, be Equally divided, between my two sons James, and Joseph
Williams which said Land & Tenements, I give and bequeath, unto
them and their heirs forever..
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved son James Williams, one
negro called Barton to him and his heirs forever..
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Joseph Williams one
negro called Watt, to him & his heirs forever..
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grand Daughter Nancy Williams,
one young negro, not less than six years of age, to be delivered
to her at the age of Sixteen, or day of Marriage, to be to her,
and her heirs forever..
Item I will and bequeath, unto Elenor Ray, two pound Common Currancy
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Children, Monica Williams,
James Williams and Joseph Williams, All my Remaining negroes, not
heretofore divised to be Equally divided among them, to them, and
their heirs forever..
Item I Give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife, Frances Williams,
one third part of the residue, or Remaining part of my Estate, to
her, and her heirs forever..
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Children, Monica Williams,
James Williams & Joseph Williams all Residue, or Remaining part
of my Estate (save four Sheep) to be equally Divided Among them,
to be to them, and their heirs forever..
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Nancy James four
Item Lastly I do nominate and appoint, my dearly beloved wife, Frances
Williams, and my beloved Son James Williams, whole and sole Executors
of this my Last Will and Testament, In Testimony whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this 21st day of november
Anno Domini 1775..
WILLIAM WILLIAMS (Seal)
Signed sealed & delivered
in presence of George Medley;
Bennet Combs; John Greenwell, Junr
March 12th 1776
Then came Frances Williams and James Williams, and made Oath that
the above instrument of writing is the true, and, and whole Will
and Testament of William Williams, late of St Marys County deceased
that hath come to their hands or possession, and that they dont
know of no other...
Certified for Hugh Hopewell Jr Deputy Coms of St Marys County
Saint Marys County SS
The 12th day of March 1776 Then came George Medley, Bennet Combs,
and John Greenwell Junr, the three Subscribing Witnesses to the
within Last will and Testament of William Williams Late of St Marys
County deceased, and severally made Oath 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 so doing he was to the best of
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 Hugh Hopewell Junr, deputy Commissary of St Marys County
Williamson, Samuel, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,19th June, 1713.
(Articles of agreement with Judith Swann, widow.)
In consideration of marriage to be consummated bet. sd. parties,
the sd. Samuel agrees as follows:
1st. Denies for himself and hrs. any rights or interest to any pt.
of personal estate of sd. Judith, and gives his free consent for
sd. Judith to dispose of personal estate poss. by her before marriage
to her child. as to her shall seem fit.
2nd. Should sd. Judith survive him, the sd. Samuel agrees that she
shall poss. his entire personal estate during her lifetime, relinquishing
for herself and hrs. all interest in his real estate, excepting
a certain rent to be pd. to her annually during her widowhood. The
afsd. Wilkinson gives bond for £500, dated 19th June, 1713,
to Thomas Swan, carpenter, of Charles Co., trustee of Judith Swann,
of Saint Mary's Co., widow of Capt. James Swann, of sd. co., dec'd.
Test: Philip Briscoe, Edward Lorde. 19, 857.
Wilson, Susannah,St. Mary's Co.,26th Jan., 1739;
16th Apr., 1740.
To sons John and Abraham Langly, dau. Susannah Wildman and grand-dau.
Mary Ann Wildman, personalty.
Ex.: Son Abraham Langly.
Test: John Miles, Clement Hill. 22. 166.
Richard Wimsatt,Signed: February 10, 1752; Proved: February 26,
1752 TA-1 Pg. 289-90
--Item-I give and bequeath to my first son, Richard Wimsatt a Tract
of Land ye was my fathers called Williams indeavor, one hundred
twenty and five acres, & to him & his heirs.
Item I give and bequeath to my two second, sons Robert and Henry
Wimsatt my Dwelling plantation containing two hundred, and forty
one acres, called Wimsatts Frollicke to be equally divided to them
& their heirs--
Item I give my fourth son Ignatius Wimsatt twenty pounds of Maryland------
Item I give my four Daughters Viz. Mary Monica Dorothy, Susanna,
Wimsatt. Each a feather bead and furniture---
Item I give my spouse Teresa Wimsatt, a feather Bed and furniture----
Lastly I appoint my wife Teresa, and my two first sons, Rich. and
Robt. Wimsatt my wholo & solo Executors of this my Last Will
and Testament, and do hereby, disallow all other will or wills by
me made Ratifying and confirming, this and no other to be my Last
Will & Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand & Seal the day & year afore written---
Richd X Wimsatt
Signed Sealed & acknowledged
To be the Last Will & Testament
Of ye Richd Wimsatt in presence
Of us ye subscribers, Peter Ford
Robt X Wimsatt
St. Mary's County Ss Febry the 26th 1752~~~~~~
Then Peter Ford Ignatius Jarboe & Susanna Fenwick three of the
subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will being dualy and solomenly
sworn on the holy Evangels of almighty God depose and say that they
saw the Testator, Richard Wimsatt sign the foregoing will and heard
him publish 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 their apprehension
of sound and disposing mind and memory and that they subscribed
their respective manes as witnesses to the said Will in the presence
of the said Testator and at his request~~~~
Sworn to before me, Tho. Aisquith Depty Comisser~~~~~~~~~~
of St. Marys County~~~~~~~~~~
The day and year aforesd the deceast
Widow made her Election & takes her third
Certified by me ~ Tho; Aisquith Depty Comisser of St Marys County~~~~~~~~~
Transcribed , by Judith A. Burger December 12, 2000 from a photocopy
of the original court record obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register
of Wills, St. Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and
the writing legible. I made no corrections of any kind.
Wise, Richard,St. Mary's Co.,10th Mch., 1728-9;
16th Jan., 1732.
To sons William, Adam and Mathew, personalty; residue of estate
divided equally among children. Son Mathew to care of his bro. William
until 18 yrs. of age.
Ex.: son William and son-in-law John Newton.
Test: John Lewis, Sarah Goldsbery (Golsbery). 20. 625.
Wiseman, John,St. Mary's Co.,26th Jan., 1716;
18th Apr., 1716-7.
To father, Richard Shirley, ex., and mother, Katherine, his wife,
personalty for life.
To bros. Robert Wiseman, Richard Shirley, sister Catherine Greenwell,
cousin Francis Miles, personalty.
Test: Nich. Richardson, Francis Miles, Mary Miles. 14. 238.
The Last Will of John Wiseman
In the name of God Amen, the sixth day of December, Anno Seventeen
hundred and three, I John Wiseman of St. Mary's County in the province
of Maryland being sick of body but of good & perfect memory,
thanks be to Almighty God, and calling to rememberance the uncertaine
Estate of this transitory life, and that all flesh must yeild unto
death when it shall please God to call, doe make constitute, ordaine,
and declare, this my last will & Testament in manner and form
following. Jusp. I give and commit, my soul unto Allmighty God my
Savior & Redeemer in ____ and by the merits, of Jesus Christ,
I trust, and believe, assuredly, to be saved and my body to be buried,
at the Chappell of St. Maries; and now for ___ setting, my temporall
Estate, I doe order give and dispose the same in manner and Form
Following. 1st I give & bequeath unto my eldest son John Wiseman,
all the plantation & Land I now live on, together with the one,
_orty of land I bought of Hugh Hopewell, next adjoyning to the same
to him the said John Wiseman, his heirs, and assignes forever. 2ndly
I give & bequeath, unto my youngest son Robert Wiseman, the
uppermost half of the land I bought of Hugh Hopewell, to him &
his heirs forever. 3rdly I give unto my youngest daughter, my youngest
negro boy, to be delivered to her at the age of eighteen or day
of marriage and in case if said boy should, dye before she arrives
at __ age of eighteen or day of marriage, then my will is that she
be paid by my Executrix, the sum of ten pounds Sterling 4thly my
eldest negro boy I give unto my eldest son John Wiseman, to be delivered
him, at the age of one & twenty. 5thly I give my negro man and
Woman with all their future, encrease, to be equally devided, between
my two sons, to be delivered them at the age of one and twenty years.
6Thly I give unto my Daughter Mary Wiseman one hundred acres of
Land, being near anomak Valley on Pattux out maine Roade to her
& her heirs forever. 7Thly and lastly I leave my loving wife
Catherine Wiseman, my whole, and sole Executrix and the whole management
of my personall Estate for the good of herself, and my children,
during her widowhood. And in case she marry, then my will is, that
she give good & suffiecient, secrity for two thirs, therof,
to be delivered, and paid, equally to my two youngest children,
at ages, herein before mentioned, for the performance, whereof I
leave my son in law, Cornelius Manning Trustee to demand, require,
and see, the same Legally performed accoeding to the true intent,
and meaning of this my last will, and testament, In Witness wherof
I have hereunto, sett my hand, and seall, the day, and year, first
Signed sealed & dd
in presense of
July 18th 1704 Then came Thomas Courtney, & George Mason, Gilbert
Robinson, three of the witnesses to the
within written will, and made Oath, that they saw the above, named
John Wiseman the testator, signe seale publish and declare the above
and within written, to be his last will and Testament, and that
at the doing thereof, he was of, sound perfect, mind & memory.
Jurat die & anno Sup Corann me Maryland Regr ls
Wiseman, Robert, (nunc.)St. Mary's Co.,
; 16th Apr., 1650. Son
John Wiseman, sole legatee. Ex., Jos. Celoure, Celowe. Test: Jos.
Witter, George,St. Mary's Co.,13th Nov., 1743;
12th March, 1743-4.
To wife Margaret, extx., life interest in personal and real estate.
At her death to go to granddau. Sarah Estep. Shd. she die without
heirs to go to the next hr. of testator's dau. Mary Estep.
To dau. Mary Estep, shd. she outlive her husband, Joseph, estate
given formerly to her dau. Sarah. Shd. she not like this she is
to receive 2s.
Test: James Taylor, Wm. Maddox, John Fanning, John Balley. 23. 415.
Will of Samuel Wood, St. Mary's Co., planter 2/22/1758-7/4/1758.
Daughter: Ann Briscoe, large church Bible. Son: Samuel Wood, wearing
apparel and a mare and saddle. Grandson: Gerard Briscoe, 2 silver
spoons. Residue to estate to son Jonathan Wood, desiring him not
to forget his two poor sisters, Susanna Suite and Elizabeth Banner
and for the rest of my children not mentioned, I hope they will
be content with what they have had. Exec: Son, Jonathan Wood. Wit:
David Dick, James Brady, Jr., James Broadey, Jr.
Woodcocke, William, (nunc.)St. Mary's Co.,27th Apr., 1683;
14th Sept., 1683.
To Anne Young and William Brewer, personalty.
Luke Gardner, ex. and residuary legatee.
Test: Honory Cole, Tim. Carrall. 4. 22.
Woodward, John,St. Mary's Co.,2nd Feb., 1719-20;
28th Feb., 1719-20.
To daus. Margt. and Anne, personalty at age of 16 or marriage.
To son John, personalty at age of 18.
To son James and hrs., residue of estate.
Ex.: Edward King.
Test: Thos. Asquith, James King.
Note: 24th Feb., 1719, Edwd. King renounces executorship.
Test: Richd. Hopewell, John Seager. 16, 9 old and new.
Woodward, Thomas,Poplar Hill Hundred, St. Mary's Co.,27th Apr.,
To dau. Johanna, ½ of real estate.
To dau. Mary, residue of real estate. Lands bequeathed daus. afsd.
to be entailed.
Wife Bachel extx.
Test: John Hammond, Samuel Johnson, Barbara Mosly.
Wright, George, St. Inigoes,St. Mary's Co.,25th Aug., 1679;
22nd Apr., 1680.
To James and Shuny Thompson, child. of John Thompson, personalty.
To grandson John Asken, Jr., all real estate.
Ex. not named.
Test: Anthony Evans, Jno. Evans. 2. 83.
Wright, John, Newtowne,St. Mary's Co.,2nd Nov., 1663;
Landlord John Assiter, ex. and sole legatee.
Test: John Davis, Gaberell Woodmarsone. 1. 198.
Wright, Thomas, St. Jerome's,St. Mary's Co.,2nd Aug., 1673;
3rd Sept., 1673.
To Joseph Edloe, John and Thomas, sons of Joseph Hackney, and William
Lucas, Jr., personalty.
Wife (unnamed), residuary legatee.
Ex. not named.
Test: Jos. Hackney, Wm. Newport. 1. 553.
Wright, William,St. Mary's Co.,3rd June, 1660;
23rd Apr., 1662.
To wife Mary, execx., and 3 child., (unnamed) and possible unborn
child, personal estate equally.
To son William, seat of land.
To eld. dau. (unnamed), sd. land in event of death of son William
afsd. and no other son being born.
Overseers: Randall Hinson, John Lawson, of Poplar Hill.
Test: Richard Banks, Richard Bennett, John Cammell. 1. 153.
Wright, William,St. Mary's Co.,3rd June, 1660; 23rd Apr., 1662.
Mary, execx., and 3 child., (unnamed) and possible unborn child,
estate equally. To son William, seat of land. To eld. dau. (unnamed),
land in event of death of son William afsd. and no other son being
Overseers: Randall Hinson, John Lawson, of Poplar Hill. Test: Richard
Richard Bennett, John Cammell. 1. 153.
Wynne, John, Dr., Poplar Hill,St. Mary's Co.,22d Jan., 1683;
10th Mch., 1684.
To wife Anne, execx., Governor's Gust.
To son John at 18 yrs. of age, Bennett's Delight.
To wife Anne and son John afsd., all personal estate, sd wife to
have care of sd. son and of rest of children, (unnamed).
Test: Kenelm Cheseldyn, Stephen Corwood, Chierfitz Geffrey, Dorothy
Boone. 4. 58
Yeates, Martin, innholder,St. Mary's Co.,28th Sept., 1722;
23rd April, 1724.
To son William, personalty.
To sons Martin, Thomas, John and Elextions and their hrs., real
To wife Elizabeth, extx., use of lands afsd. during life. Residue
Test: Robert Ford, Sr., Thomas Cooper, Thomas Wootton. 18, 261.
Yeedon, George,St. Mary's Co.,1st Sept., 1685;
19th Jan., 1685.
To brother Thomas at Galloway, Ireland, personalty.
Mrs. Eliza: Shankes and her son John, residuary legatees of estate,
real and personal.
Ex. not named.
Test: Wm. Sandys, Wm. Mody, Thos. Waringe. 4. 159.
Young, Nicholas,St. Mary's Co.,11th Jan., 1669;
29th Jan., 1669.
Wife Eliza: execx. and sole legatee of estate, real and personal,
including land at Cedar Point, Chas. Co., and Fresh Pond Neck,
bequeathed testator by son-in-law Edward Parker, deceased.
Test: Humphrey Warren, Robt. Carville. 1. 365.