updated 2/2003

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

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

NAME

WILL

Abell, Cuthbert

Cuthbert Abell, Signed: Aug 10, 1783;Proved: January 3, 1786Cuthbert Abell his last Will In the Name of God Amen. I Cuthbert Abell of Saint Mary's County and State of Maryland being very Sick and weak of body but of Sound and perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for that and do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner and form as following ~~~ first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, who gave it to me and my body to the Grave to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter to be mentioned as to my worldly Goods I dispose of them (illegible) X the manner and form as following ~~ first I give and bequeath to my son Clark Abell all the upper part of Abells Chance lying above Degins folly from Eglins line, beginning at a bounded Hickory ~~ turning thence a North west course to the line of Resurection Mannor. Also I give and bequeath unto my son Clark Abell all my part of wells Clare which I bought of Edward Abell & Roger Clarke to him and his heirs forever ~~ Item I give and bequeath to my son Philip Abell, my Mill and Mill Land with Mill packs & all other utinsels thereunto belonging. ~~ Also I give and bequeath to my son Philip Abell part of Hopewells Adventure from the beginning of the said Land to the main Branch of the Mill, then with the meanders of the Branch till it causes to the mouth of my Spring Gut where it Erupts with a main Run, then a with a north Course to the line of Resurection Manor, then with the said line of the Said Manor to the begining to him and his heirs forever ~~~ Item I give and bequeath to my son Cuthbert Abell all the remainder of my part of Hopewells Adventure where I now live on to him and his heirs for ever. Also I give and bequeath to my son Cuthbert Abell all the Remainder of a Tract of Land called Abells Chance, which I have not before willied to my son Clarke Abell to him & his heirs for ever ~~~ Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret Abell one Shilling Sterling in full of her part of my Estate. Item I give and bequeath all the remainder of my Estate after my Just Debts is paid to be Equally divided between my five Children and Grand Child hereafter mentioned Viz. ~~ that is to say Clarke Abell/ Philip Abell/ Cuthbert Abell/ Mary Hall/ Rebecca Hall / and Matthew Abell, and Lastly, I nominate & appoint my well beloved wife Mary Abell Executrix of this my Last will and Testament In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this tenth Day of August Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and Eighty three.Cuthbert Abell (((Seal)))Signed sealed published andpronounced & Delivered in presence ofus ~~ Matthias BroodenHugh WilliamsLydia WilliamsThe widow doth not stand tothis will but Claims her third part of the deceased Estate bothReal & personal ~~~~~~ Test Jere.h Jordan R W ~~~~~Saint Marys county, to wit, the 3rd Day of January 1786 ~~~~~~~~~~~~Then came Mary Abell and made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the Aforegoing Instrument of writing is the true and whole will of Cuthbert Abell late of Saint Marys County decd. that hath come to her hands or possession, and that she doth not know of Any other ~~~~Certified per ~~~ Jeremiah Jordan Regr Willsfor Saint Marys CountySaint Marys County Ss ~~The 3rd Day of January 1786 Then came Matthias Brooden & Hugh Williams, two of the three Subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Last will and Testament of Cuthbert Abell late of Saint Marys County, deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that they did see the Testator therein named, Sign and seal this will and that they heard him publish pronounce and Declare the same to be his last will and Testament that at the tie of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of Sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, and that they respectively Subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and I the presence of Each other, and also that they did see Lydia Williams the other Witness Subscribe the same.Certified By Jeremiah Jordan Regr Willsfor St. Marys County ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Transcribed by Judith A. Burger March 9, 2001 from a photocopy of the original court record, JJ 1, 357-359, obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible. I made no corrections of any kind.

Abell, Cuthbert

Cuthbert Abell,Signed: November 13, 1794;Proved: January 27, 1795Cuthbert AbellHis last WillIn the name of God amen I Cuthbert Abell of Saint Mary's County in the State of Maryland being Sick and weak of body but of Sound Sence and memory thanks be to God for the Same Caling to mind the uncertainty of this life and that all flesh must yield unto death whenever it Shall Seem good unto almighty God make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following ~~~ Item First I give and bequeath unto my three children Matthew Abell/ Francis Abell & Mary Abell all the Land I now possess to be equally divided between them agreeably to quantity and quality to them and their heirs forever. Item I give to my wife Mary Milburn a negro woman named Beck and one negro Child named Sarah to her and her heirs forever. Item I give to my Son Matthew Abell one Negro boy named Tom by the name of big Tom and one negro girl named Fanny to him an his heirs forever ~~ Item I give to my Son Francis Abell one negro boy named Theophilus and one negro girl named Trecy to him and his heirs forever ~~ Item I give to my daughter Mary Simmonds Abell one negro boy named little Tom and Twenty pounds current money to her and her heirs forever in case I have not money enough after my debts is paid my will is my two Sons Shall pay her Ten pounds each ~~~ Item I give unto my three children Matthew Abell, Francis Abell & Mary Simmonds Abell the remainder of my Estate to be equally divided them all after my wifes thirds is taken out ~~~ Lastly I Constitute nominate and appoint my wife Mary Milburn Abell, Matthew, (blotted) Simmonds & Francis Abell Executors of this my last will & Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & affixed my Seal this thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety four.Cuthbert Abell (((Seal)))Signed Sealed published & declared to be lastwill & Testament of Cuthbert Abell in presence of usRobt. Young, John Booth Abell, Ann x WiseOn the back of the aforegoing, was as follows, towit.Saint Mary's County, towit, the 27th day of January, 1795. Then came Mary Milburn Abell, & Francis Abell, & made oath on the holy Evangels of almighty God, that the aforegoing instrument of writing, is the whole will & testament of Cuthbert Abell, late of Saint Mary's County, deceased that hath come to their hands or possession, & that they do not know of nay other ~~Certified per Jeremiah Jordan Regr Willsfor Saint Mary's CountySaint Mary's County Ss the 27th day of January 1795~~ then came Robert Young, & John Booth Abell, two of the three Subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will & Testament of Cuthbert Abell, late of Saint Mary's 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 & declare the Same to be his last will & Testament that at the time of his Sodoing, 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 & at the request of the Testator, & in the presence of each other also that they did See Ann Wise the other witness to this will Subscribe the Same, in the presence & at the request of the Said Testator ~~Certified by Jeremiah Jordan, Regr. Willsfor Saint Mary's CountyTranscribed by Judith A. Burger March 10, 2001 from a photocopy of the original court record, JJ 2, 106-107, obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good but the writing extremely small. I made no corrections of any kind.

Abell, Enoch

Enoch Abell, Signed: November 21, 1783;Proved: March 6, 1784The Will of In the name of God Amen ~~~Enoch Abell I Enoch Abell of the County of Saint Marys State of Maryland, being in perfect health and mind & memory thanks be to God for the same, and Considering that it is appointed once to die, do make this my last will and Testament ~~~~ first I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty god, who gave it me, and my body to the Earth to be buried in decent manner at the discretion of my Executors ~~~ Item I give and bequeath to my son George Abell, all the Tract or parcell of Land I bought of Athanasius Ford, Whereon he now Dwells in full part of my Estate ~~ Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Booth Abell, one hundred acres of Land lying to the south of two parcels of Land part of Abells Content and Wheatlys Chance Confirmed by boundry in full part of my Estate ~~ Itim I give and bequeath to my two Sons, Cuthbert Abell & Francis Abell the remainder of all my lands, I now possess, and all my personal Estate to be Equally Divided, According to Quantity and Quallity, between my two Sons, Cuthbert Abell, and Francis Abell, and incase that Cuthbert Abell die without heirs Lawfully begotten of his own body then his full part of Lands and Living to fall to Francis Abell ~~ Item of same) and then incase that Francis Abell die without Heirs Lawfully begotten of his own body then his full part of Land and Living to fall to Cuthbert Abell ~~ Item I will and my desire is that my wife Judah Abell to have to her own right the House that I now live in during her own Life together with fifty acres of Land adjoyning it ~~ Item I will and my desire is, that my two beloved Sons before mentioned, Cuthbert Abell and Francis Abell to be my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and Testament, and no other and I revoke disdain, all former wills and Testaments, which I might have made allowing this and no other, to be my last will and Testament, In witness whereof I have hereto fixed my hand this the Twenty first Day of November, Anno Domini 1783 ~~~Enoch Abell (((seal)))Signed Sealed and acknowledgedIn presence of us ~~~~~~~~~~~~Bennett HutchingsJoshua Abell, Philip AbellOn the 21st Day of March 1784 Came Judah Abell the Widow of Enoch Abell, late of Saint Marys County deceased and Quitted her Claim to the several bequests & Divises made to her in the will of her said Husband deceased, and Elected in lieu thereof her Dower or third part of the deceased Estate both real and personal ~~~Before Jeremiah Jordan Regr WillsSaint Marys County to wit the 6th Day of March 1784~~~~Then came Cuthbert Abell and made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that the (???) Instrument of writing is the True and whole will of Enoch Abell, Late of Saint Marys County deceaset that hath come to his hands or possession, and that he doth not know of any other ~~~Certified per Jeremiah Jordan Regr Wills ~~Saint Mary's County Ss the 6th Day of March 1784 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Then came Bennett Hutchins, Joshua Abell and Philip Abell the three Subscribing witnesses, to the aforegoing Last will and Testament of Enoch Abell, Late of Saint Marys County deceased and severally made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that they did see, the Testator therein named, Sign and seal this will and that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his Last will and Testament that at the time of his sodoing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and Disposing, mind memory and understanding, and that they respectively subscribed, their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other. ~~~~~~~Certified by, Jeremiah Jordan Regr WillsTranscribed by Judith A. Burger March 8, 2001 from a photocopy of the original court record, JJ 1, 257-259, obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, St. Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible with the exception of the words in parenthesis. The name of the parcel of land called Abells Content is not certain. I made no corrections of any kind.

Abell, Francis

Francis Abell,Signed: March 6, 1805;Proved: April 30, 1805Francis AbellLast will & Testament I Francis Abell of the County of Saint Mary's and State of Maryland, do make constitute and appoint this my last will and Testament in the manner and form following, that is to say ~~ I give and bequeath to my Son James the Land I now live on to him and his heirs forever, my sword, watch and wearing apparel, also one negro boy Joseph ~~ I give and bequeath to my son Eliel the tract of Land I purchased of George Plater to him and his heirs forever, one hundred pounds cash also one negro boy Frederick ~~ I give and bequeath one third part of the remaining part of my Estate to my wife Susanna. ~~ I give and bequeath the remaining two thirds of my Estate to my three Children Sophia Western, Judah Booth and Robert to be equally divided between them and their heirs ~~ Lastly I constitute and appoint my friend Charles Chilton Executor of this my last will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixth day of March in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and five. ~~~~~~~~Francis Abell (((Seal)))Signed Sealed published and declaredIn the presence of us the Subscribers.Mary M Greenwell ~~ Robert JarbeoBenedict Joseph Jarbeo ~~~Saint Mary's County, towit, the 30th day of April 1805. Then came Charles Chilton & made oath on the holy Evangels of almighty God, that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and Testament of Francis Abell late of Saint Mary's County deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession and that he doth not know of any other.Certified per Jeremiah Jordan Reg. willsSt. Mary's CountySaint Mary's County Ss.n the 3rd day of July 1805 Then came Robert Jarbeo and Benedict Joseph Jarbeo two of the three Subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and Testament of Francis Abell late of Saint Mary's County deceased and made oath on the holy Evangels of almighty God, that they did see the Testator therein named Sign and seal this will and that they heard him publish pronounce & declare the same to be his last will and Testament that at the time of his Sodoing he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mend, 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, also that they did see Mary M Greenwell the other witness to said will Subscribe the same in the presence and at the request of the said Testator. ~~~~Certified per: Jeremiah Jordan Regr..Willsfor S Mary's County ~~~see aboveI Susanna Abell widow of Francis Abell late of Saint Mary's County deceased do hereby renounce and quit all claim to any bequest or devise made to me by the last will of my husband exhibited and proved according to law, and I Elect to take in lieu thereof my dower or legal share of the Estate of my said husband Francis Abell-- July 16th 1805 ~~ Sus.a Abell. ~~~~Transcribed by Judith A. Burger March 14, 2001 from a photocopy of the original court record, JJ 3, 93-94-95, obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing very good. I made no corrections of any kind.

Abell, John Hatton

John Hatton Abell, Signed: December 2, 1809;Proved: January 18, 1810John H. AbellLast Will & Testament} In the name of God Amen. I John Hatton Abell of the County of Saint Marys and State of Maryland ~ Being Sick and Weak of body but of Sound and perfect Mind and Memory and understanding ~ being desirous of Settling my Temporal Estate and affairs ~ do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this to be my last Will and Testament ~ first I humbly recommend my Soul to the hands of Almighty God from whence I received it, my body to the Earth to be decently Burried at the discression of my Executor hereafter named ~ And as to those my Worldly Goods that it hath pleased God to endow me with, my Will and desire is that they be disposed of in manner and form following ~ First, my Will is that my Negro Woman Henny and her youngest Child to be sold in the County and She the said Negro Woman is to have liberty one Month from the date of my Death to find a Master, and if not done in that time, my Executor must appoint her master, and the money arrising thereon my Will is, that it Shall be applied by my Mother if then living, if not by my Executor hereafter named, to the use of the Roman Cathotick Church, and to the use of the Poor for the good of my Soul hereafter ~~ Item I give and bequeath to my beloved God Son William Abell Son of Thomas Abell, one hundred dollars to be paid to him at the Death of my parents by my Executor, or at the Day that he arrives at the age of twenty one years ~~ Item I give and bequeath to my beloved father Zachariah Abell, and my beloved Mother Martha Abell, all the remainder part of my Estate Equally between them during their Natural Lives for the use of it to Support them ~ and my Will is that the Stock and Hous hole furniture and Plantation utensales Shall be Sold by my Executor, and the Money applied to their use ~ Not in any Wise putting it in their power to Sell; Waste or dispose of only for their own reasonable Support so long as either of them lives. And after their Deaths my Will is that it is to be the right of my Brother Lewis Abell to him and his heirs for ever ~~ And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint, constitute and ordain my Well beloved Brother Lewis Abell, whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament ~ Revoking and hereby disannuling all former Wills by me made and constituted, or appointed. And Acknowledge that to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this the Second Day of December Eighteen Hundred and Nine ~John H. Abell (((Seal)))Signd. Sealed, published and declaredBy the Testator to be his Last Will andTestament in the presence of us the Subscribers ~ who at his request and in his presence have thereto Subscribed our namesas Witnesses thereto.Joseph Mills ~~ B. Hutchins ~~Saint Marys County, towit. The 18th day of January 1810. Then came Lewis Abell and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that the within instrument of Writing is the true and Whole Will and testament of John Hatton Abell late of Saint Marys County deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession & that he doth not know of any other ~Certified by James Forrest Reg Willsfor Saint Marys CountySaint Marys County SS(?) the 18th day of January 1810. Then came Joseph Mills and Bennet Hutchins the two Subscribing Witnesses to the last Will and Testament of John Hatton Abell late of Saint Marys County deceased, and Severally made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the Testator therein named Sign and Seal the 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 their apprehensions of Sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that they respectively Subscribed their names as Witnesses to this Will in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other ~~~Certified by James Forrest Reg Willsfor Saint Marys CountyTranscribed by Judith A. Burger March 24, 2001 from a photocopy of the original court record, JJ 3, 214-215, obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible though extremely small. I made no corrections of any kind.

Abell, John Horn

John Horn Abell,Signed: April 16, 1799;Proved: March 3, 1801John Horn Abellhis last WillIn the name of God Amen. I John Horn Abell of Saint Mary's County,in the State of Maryland being Sick and weak in body but of Sound and perfect memory thanks be to God for it. I do hereby order this writing to be my last Will and Testament ~~ I give my Soul to the almighty God, that gave it me and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named by me ~~ Item I give & bequeath unto William Bennet and his heirs half the ground the Wind Mill stands on half the mill being his right, he helping to keep up the gates and paths for her use the right of the Land being as long as the Mill can be Kept in repair and know longer ~~ Item I give and bequeath unto my Sisters Child, Winifred Dunbar & her heirs one negro man named Adam & if she should die without heirs of her body then the negro to return to her younger sister and her heirs ~~ Item I give & bequeath unto my Sisters Son John Abell Dunbar, all the rest of my Estate Real and personal to his and his heirs lawfully begotton of his body and if he should die without heirs then the home plantation and what Land I bought of William Richardson to fall to his brother Edward Dunbar, and his heirs, and the Land I Bought of Robert Ford and Sim Stiles to William Dunbar and his heirs, and I do constitute and appoint John Abell Dunbar my whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, signed sealed proclaimed and declared to be my last Will and Testament this 16th day of April one thousand Seven hundred and ninety nine ~~John Horn Abell (((Seal)))In the presence ofJoseph Sanner SenrHenry Taylor William Hammett On the back of the aforegoing was the following, towit;Saint Mary's County, towit: the 3rd day of March 1801. Then came John Abell Dunbar and made oath on the holy Evangels of almighty God, that the within instrument of writing is the true and whole Will and Testament of John Horn Abell late of Saint Mary's County deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession and that he does not know of any other ~~Certified by Jeremiah Jordan reg. willsfor Saint Mary's CountySaint Mary's County Ss. The 3rd day of March 1801. Then came Joseph Sanner Senr. Henry Taylor & William Hammett the three Subscribing Witnesses to the within last Will and Testament of John Horn Abell last of Saint Mary's County deceased, and severally made Oath on the holy Evangels of almighty God, that they did see the Testator therin named Sign & Seal this Will and that they did hear 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 and disposing mend memory and understanding. And that they respectively Subscribed their names as Witnesses to this Will in the presence and and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other ~~Certified per Jeremiah Jordan reg willsfor Saint Mary's CountyTranscribed by Judith A. Burger March 15, 2001 from a photocopy of the original court record, JJ 2, 272-273, obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible. I made no corrections of any kind. This same will is recorded in JJ 2, 312-313 word for word with the exception of the last sentence which reads "this 14th day of April one thousand seven hundred (blot) ninety nine", and the spelling of some of the words differ. The first will was transcribed due to the fact that the writing was easier to read.

Abell, John of Sam

John Abell of Sam, Signed: February 20, 1781;Proved May 15, 1781The last Will ofJohn Abell of Sam State of Maryland (to wit. In the Name of God amen. I John Abell of St. Marys County being in health of body, and of sound and perfect mind, memory and understanding but considering the uncertainty of this life, in order to provide for a better, have thought proper to make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, and first of all, I bequeath my soul to God, and my body (at his will and pleasure) to the Earth to be buried in as decent and Christian like manner as to my Executors hereafter named shall shall seem meet, and as to what worldly Goods, which the Lord has been pleased to laud me, I have thought proper to dispose of in the following manner. ~~~ Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Zachariah Abell, all that Tract of Land he now lives on, Called Abells Scuffle, and one other Tract adjoining to it Called small stripe, likewise a Negro Girl by the name of Pegg, which he hath at present in his possession, to him his heirs and assigns forever, which I think is his full part of my estate. ~~~ Item. I give and bequeath my two sons, Arthur & Henry Abell, to be equally divided between them, all that tract or parcel of Land known by the name of Pauls grief, which I now live on, and part of another Tract Called Abells hope to them their heirs and assigns forever. ~~~ Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Arthur Abell one negro wench Called Stormy, & one negro boy called Clem, to him his heirs and assigns forever ~~~ Item I give & bequeath unto my son Thomas Abell, one negro girl named Rachael and one negro Girl named Susanna, to him his heirs and assigns forever ~~~ Item. I give & bequeath unto my son Henry Abell, one negro man named Ned, and one negro Girl named Jane, to him, his heirs and assigns forever. ~~~ Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, one negro man named Henry, and one negro wench named Bett, and one negro Girl named Sall, and one gray mare which is at present your Riding mare, to her her heirs & assigns forever. My will and desire is, that all the residue of my estate, should be equally divided, after my wifes receiving her lawful part, between my three Sons, Viz. Arthur, Thomas and Henry Abell. Lastly. I constitute ordain nominate and appoint my loving wife Ann Abell, and my three Sons, Arthur, Thomas, and Henry Abell my hole and sole Executors of this my last will and Testament, Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament, In witness hereof I have put my hand and Seal this twentieth day of February, one thousand seven hundred and Eighty one ~~~John Abell, of Sam. (((Seal)))Signed Sealed published and Declaredby the Testator to be his last will andTestament, to which we subscribe ournames as witnesses, in his presence, andat his request, also we in the presence ofeach other ~~~~~~~Sam.l Abell, SenSamuel Abell, youngestCuthbert FenwickOn the back of the foregoing was as follows, to wit ~~~~~Saint Marys County, to wit, the 15th day of May, 1781. Then came Ann Abell Arthur Abell, Thomas Abell and Henry Abell, executors of John Abell, late of Saint Marys County, deceased, and made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that the above and within instrument of writing is the true & whole will of the said deceased, that hath come to their hands or possession and that they do not know of any other. ~~~ Certified per Jeremiah Jordan Regr. WillsSaint Marys County Ss the 15th Day of May 1701. Then came Samuel Abell senr. And Samuel Abell yst. Two of the three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and Testament, of John Abell (of Saml) late of Saint Marys County, deceased, and severally made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that they did see the Testator therein named Sign and Seal this Will, and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and Testament; that at the time of his sodoing, he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding; and, that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this 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 Cuthbert Fenwick subscribe the same. ~~~Certified By Jeremiah Jordan Regr. WillsTranscribed by Judith A. Burger March 9, 2001 from a photocopy of the original court record, JJ 1, 172-173 obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible. I made no corrections of any kind.

Abell, John Sr.

John Abell, Senr.,Signed: July 3, 1794;Proved: Aug 5, 1794John Abell, Senr.his last WillIn the name of God amen. I John Abell Senr of Saint Mary's County, in the State of Maryland being of Sound mind memory, & understanding do make & ordain this to be my last will & Testament in manner & form following hereby revoking all other will or wills by me heretofore made ~~ First I give my Soul to almighty God who gave it me, & my body to the Earth to be buryed at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named ~ 2nd Item I give & bequeath to my grand daughter Jane Abell daughter of John B Abell & Elizabeth Abell his wife all the Land I purchased of George Abell, Samuel Abell Senr John B. Brown & Raphael Brown it being the plantation whereon I now live, to her & her heirs forever, as also one Bed & furniture one Desk, and Case & bottles, & one Iron pott to her & her heirs forever. 3rd Item, I give & bequeath unto my grandSon Philip Hambleton Abell one horse which he & myself are Jointly bound by Bond unto Cuthbert Abell to pay for, the Said horse to be paid for out of my Estate. 4th Item I give & bequeath all the remainder of my Estate both Real & personal to be Sold for money, & after all my Just debts are paid the residue thereof to be equally divided amongst my five Children & my grandson, Viz Edmund Abell, John Abell, Aaron Abell, Eleanor Swails/ Elizabeth Abell & my grandson Philip Hambleton Abell but Should my aforesaid grandSon Philip Hambleton Abell die before arrives to the age of Twenty one years then my will & desire is that his part of the residue of my estate Should be equally divided amongst my above five aforesaid children to them & their heirs forever. 5th Item I give & bequeath unto my afsd. Son Aaron Abell all my wearing apparel to him & his heirs forever ~ Lastly I nominate and appoint my Son in Law John Booth Abell my whole & sole Executor of this my last will & Testament hereby revoking all other wills by me made. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my Seal this third day of July Seventeen hundred & ninety four ~~~John S Abell (((Seal)))Signed Sealed published & declared to be the last will & Testament of the Testator John Abell Senr in the presence of usSamuel Abell, William X Wimsatt, Elenor GreenwellOn the back of the aforegoing, was as follows, towitSaint Mary's County, Ss, the 5th day of August 1794. Then came Samuel Abell, William Wimsatt & Elenor Greenwell, the three Subscribing witnesses to the last will & Testament of John Abell Senr late of Saint Mary's 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 his publish, pronounce & declare the Same to be his last will & Testament, that at the time of his Sodoing he was to the best of their apprehensions of Sound & disposing mind, memory & understanding, & that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will, in the presence, & at the request of the Testator & in the presence of each other.Certified by Jeremiah Jordan, Regr Willsfor Saint Mary's CountyTranscribed by Judith A. Burger March 12, 2001, from a photocopy of the original court record, JJ 2, 95-96, obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible. I made no corrections of any kind.

Abell, John, Youngest

John Abell, Youngest,Signed: October 24 1794;Proved: December 2, 1794John Abell. Yongt.his last will In the name of God amen. To all Christian people to whom this presents Shall come greeting. Know ye that John Abell youngt. Of Saint Mary's County, & State of Maryland being of perfect Soundness of mind & memory do appoint Constitute & ordain this my last will & Testament in manner & form following first I leave my Soul to almighty God & my body to the grave to be buried afte the manner of a Christian by my Executor hereafter mentioned & as for the worldly good with which it hath pleased almighty God to bless me with, I give will & dispose of in manner & form following ~~ Item I give & bequeath to my Son John Stanfield Abell all my Land that leith on the East side of the main three notched Rode it Being the plantation whereon he how liveth to him & his heirs forever. I likewise give my son John Std. Abell one negro lad Isaac & one negro boy Aace all my wearing apparell my Silver watch Saddle & bridle to him & his heirs forever. Item 2. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Ann Abell the following Lands part of a tract of Land called Abells Lot part of a tract of Land called Johns (dred?) and part of a tract called Johns Ramble and one tract of Land called Abells addition it being the plantation whereon Susanna Hutchins now lives on to her & her heirs forever. Item 3. I give & bequeath to my daughter Susanna Simmonds all the Lands which I purchased of Peter Thompson it being the plantation where on I Now live to her & her heirs forever I likewise give to my daughter Susanna Simmonds one negro woman named Lidia and and her four children towit Aace/ Hope/ Anne & one not named which negroes is now in the possession of Mathew W. Simmonds & likewise give to my daughter Susanna Simmonds one negro man named Dick and one negro boy named Harry to her & her heirs forever. ~~ Item 4 I give and bequeath unto Ann Biscoe daughter of Ignatius Biscoe one negro Child Perry to her & her heirs. ~~ Item 5 I give & bequeath to my negro woman Sary her freedom & three pounds Current money. Item 6 I give the remainder of my Estate to be equally divided divided betwixt my three Children John Std. Abell/ Anne Abell & Susanna Simmonds to them and their heirs forever ~~ Item 7 and last I leave my Son John Std. Abell my hole & sole Executor of this my last will & Testament as witness my hand & Seal October the twenty forth one thousand seven hundred & ninety four ~~~~John Abell, youngt. (((Seal)))Signed, Sealed published & declared in the presenceof us the Subscribes by John Abell youngest to be hislast will and Testament ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Francis H. Wathen, Edward Greenwell, Elenor SwailsOn the back of the aforegoing, was as follows, towit,Saint Mary's County, Ss, the 2nd day of December 1794. Then came John Stanfield Abell, & made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that the within instrument of writing is the true & whole will & Testament of John Abell yt. Late of Saint Mary's County, deceased that hath come to his hand or possession, & that he doth not know of any other.Certified per Jeremiah Jordan, Regr willsfor Saint Mary's CountySaint Mary's County, Ss, the 2nd day of December 1794. Then came Francis Hudson Wathen, Edward Greenwell, & Elenor Swails, the three Subscribing witnesses to the within last will & Testament of John Abell, yt. Late of Saint Mary's 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, & declare the Same to be his last will and Testament, that at the time of his sodoing, he was to the best of their apprehensions, of Sound & disposing mind, memory, & understanding, & that they respectively Subscribed their names as witnesses to this will, in the presence, & at the request of the Testator, & in the presence of each other.Certified by Jeremiah Jordan, Regr. Wills for Saint Mary's CountyTranscribed by Judith A. Burger March 14, 2001 from a photocopy of the original court record, JJ 2, 101-102, obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible.

Abell, Mary

Mary Abell,Signed: March 15, 1805;Proved: January 2, 1813Mary Abell’slast will & Testament} In the name of God Amen. I Mary Abell of Saint Mary’s County being in good health sound mind, memory and understanding, do make this my last Will and Testament in the manner & form following. First I give and bequeath to my Niece Mary Simmes one hundred dollars. Secondly. I give and bequeath to my Niece Dorothy Simmes one hundred Dollars. Thirdly. I give and bequeath to my Nephew Joseph Simmes Thirty Dollars to purchase him a Watch whe he is Eighteen years of age. Fourthly. I give and bequeath to my Niece Harriet Simmes all the real & personal property that I may be in possession of at my Death. also all the money I have, or may be due me on Bond or note after paying to the use of Saint Johns Church Six Dollars. I do hereby nominate and appoint (?) John Simmes, whole & Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made in Witnesses whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this the fifteenth day March Eighteen hundred and five. ~~Mary Abell (((Seal)))Signed Sealed and Acknowledged byMary Abell to be her last Will andTestament in the presence ofAnthony Simmes ~~ Sarah Simmes ~~Saint Mary’s County, towit: the 2nd day of January 1813. Then came Sarah Simmes one of the two Subscribing Witnesses to the aforegoing last Will & Testament of Mary Abell late of Saint Marys County deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty god that She did See the Testatrix therein named sign and Seal this Will, and that She heard her publish pronounce and declare the Same to be her last Will and Testament; that at the time of her sodoing, she was to the best of her apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and that she subscribed her name as a Witness to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testatrix; also that she did see Anthony Simmes the other Witness to this Will Subscribe the Same in the presence and at the request of the Said Testatrix.Certified by James Forrest Reg Willsfor Saint Marys CountyTranscribed by Judith A. Burger April 18, 2001 from a photocopy of the original court record, JJ3, 317-318, obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, Saint Mary’s County, Maryland. The photocopy was good, but the writing being very small was hard to read. The surname of Simmes may be Semmes. I made no corrections of any kind.

Abell, Samuel

Abell, Samuel, St. Mary's Ck.,8th Jan., 1697; 11th Apr., 1698. To son John at 18 yrs. of age, testator's right to tract of land on “My Lord's Manor” and 120 A., all land on “other” side of Napkin Branch. To son Samuel, dwelling plantation, being on “this” side of Napkin Branch. To wife Ann, extx., and hrs., residue of estate, real and personal. Test: Edward Cole, Luke Gardner, Chas. Carles. 6. 137.

Abell, Samuel Jr.

Samuel Abell, Junr., Signed: July 21, 1774;Proved: July 15 1777JJ-I Pg. 5-8Samuel Abell Junr..Will deceasedMaryland, to wit, In the name of God I Samuel Abell Junr. Of Saint Marys County, being in health of body and of sound and perfect mind memory, and understanding but considering the uncertainty of this life, in order to provide for a better, have thought proper to make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following and first of all, I bequeath my Soul to God, and my body at his will and pleasure to the Earth, to be buryed in such decent and Christian like manner as to my executors here after named shall seem meet, and as what Worldly good which the Lord hath been pleased to laud me I have thought proper to dispose of in the following manner Viz. ^ Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Eleanor Abell the first Bid (illegible)of Item I give and bequeath to my loving Wife Elleanor Abell the use of one third part of my water Mills, and one third part of the Land Condemned for the Mills use, and one third of my Bolting Mill, and Cotton, and one third part of my Miller negro Daniel, and one third part of all utencials to the said Mills Belonging or in any ways appertaining for and during her natural Life, she paying one third part of all necessary expenses that shall arise thereon.~~~~~~~~~~~~~Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Elisha Morgan one Negro Girl called Sarah, and her increase and further will, that if it should please God that this Negro Sarah should die before the said Elisha arrives to age that then there shall be paid him out of my estate a likely Negro Girl of not less than thirteen years of age, in same sort to repair his loss.~~~~~~~~~~~~~Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Bennet Wimsatt to be paid him by my executors at the time he arrives to the age of Eighteen years (and not before) one likely Negro girl not less than Thirteen years of age. ~~~~~~~~~~~~Item. My Just debts being paid, I will and bequeath to my loving wife Ellianor Abell one third part of the Residue of my movable Estate~~~~~ Item. I will that my loving wife Ellianor Abell have the use of one full third part of all Lands I shall die possessed of during her natural Life and in case it should so happen that she should be put to her thirds in the house, I will that she shall have her room and the Bed room , and the Milk house in her third part.~~~~~~~~~~Item. The foregoing part of my will being performed, I will and bequeath to my Daughter Ellianor, one third part of the Residue of my movable Estate.~~~~~~~Item. I give and bequeath to my two Sons Samuel Abell and Robert Abell all the remainder of my Estate whether Real or personal whether here or else where, to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever, Item. By this clause I mean to will to my two Sons aforesaid the several Legacies devised by the foregoing part of this will to my wife during her life to be at her death equally divided between them and their heirs forever. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Item. To the true performance of this my last will and Testament, I nominate Constitute, ordain and appoint my two Sons (?)Samuel Abell, and Robert Abell Jointly wholo and solo executors, hereby revoking all other will or wills by me heretofore made or said to be made, either verbal or in writing, and do here by ordain and appoint this and no other to be my last will and Testament~~~~~~~~Item I will that no account from my Books shall be claimed against any of my Daughters husbands, any other ways than in discount against any accounts they may bring against me. In witness that the above and foregoing is my last will and Testament, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seals this twenty first day of July anno Quo Domin 1774~~~~~~~~Sam.l Abell Junr. (((seal)))Signed Sealed published & declaredto be his last will & Testamentin the presents of us, the subscriberswho, in his presents & at his requestsSigned our names thereto & (?) inIn the presents of each other~~John Abell, Less.Thomas . AbellArthur . AbellSee forward a Codicel to the aboveand foregoing will~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A Codicil to the foregoing will~~~~~~~~~~~~~Item Be it remembered that at the omitted in the foregoing will, it is my will that my two Sons Samuel Abell & Robert Abell, in case it is found to be expedient have liberty to sell four Negros, to pay debts, viz. Ned, Sam, Bess, and Dick or Tom which they think proper.~~ Item do my Mills and the land Condemined for the Mills use will during my wifes Life be the undivided property of my wife Ellianor and my two Sons Samuel and Robert, I hereby will and order that they or any of them shall not under any pretence whatever cut any wood or Timber growing on the Mill Land, and on the South side of the Mill Run, except for the Mills use, nor order nor suffer any person whatever to Cut the same, except half an acre of the Swamp part adjoyning the Mill for air.~~~~~~Item If any dissance should arise between my wife and my two sons (which God forbid) so that she comes to be thirded in the Land my will is my Sons shall be at all expense of the division, and without any trouble or expence to her lay out the Land exclusive of the Mill Land and that then she shall have her choice, but in the Mill Land they are Joint Tennants, she shall not be thirded.~~~~~ In witness as a Codicil to my last will and Testament, I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 21st day of July anno Dom. 1774~~~~~~Sam Abell Junr. (((Seal)))Signed Sealed published declared toBe a Codicil to the foregoing will inthe presents of us, whose namesare under written, who Signed ournames hereto as witness at hisrequest & in his presents & (?) in thepresents of each other~~~~~~~~~~John Abell S of Saml.Thomas AbellArthur AbellSaint Marys County Ssn. July 15th 1777. Then came Samuel Abell Junr and Robert Abell and made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, the within instrument of writing is the true & whole will and Testament of Samuel Abell Junr. Late of Saint Marys County deceased, that hath come to their hands or possession, and that they do not know of any other~~~~~~~~Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Regr. WillsSaint Marys County for the 15th day of July 1777~~~~~~~~~~~~Then came John Abell (son of Samuel) Thomas Abell & Arthur Abell the three subscribing witnesses to the within last will and Testament of Samuel Abell Junr. Late of Saint Marys County deceased, and severally made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God that they did see the Testator therein named Sign and Seal this will & Codicil 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 their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory & understanding; and that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will & Codicil, in the presence, & at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other~~~~~Certified by Jeremiah Jordan Reg. WillsOn the 19th day of August, 1777, Came Elenor Abell the widow of Samuel Abell Junr, late of Saint Marys County deceased & Quitted her claim to the several legacies & devises made to her in the will of her said husband & elected in lieu there after dower or third or third part of the of the deceased estateBoth real & personal~~~~~~~ (Crferd?) Jeremiah Jordan Regr. WillTranscribed by Judith A. Burger from a photocopy of an original court document obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills of Saint Mary's County, Maryland, December 13, 2000. The photocopy was good, but the writing at times too small and distorted to be legible. I made no corrections of any kind. A question mark indicates the word was illegible or unclear to me.

Adderton, Jeremiah

Adderton, Jeremiah, gent., St. Mary's Co.,11th Apr., 1713; 19th May, 1713. To wife Mary, extx., 1/3 personal estate. To unborn child at age, £50. To son James, residue of estate. Test: Jno. Seager, Henry Jenings. 15. 90.

Adwicke, James

Adwicke, James, St. Mary's Co.,7th Dec., 1665; 20th May, 1666. To eld. son William, and young. son John, personalty. Wife Grace, execx. and residuary legatee. Test: Adam Ead, Sarah Frizell. 1. 248.

Ainsworth, George

Ainsworth, George, St. Mary's Co.,9th May, 1677; 20th Mch., 1677-8. Wife Susanna, execx., and sole legatee of estate, real and personal, absolutely. Test: Frances Miles, Robt. Ellys. 5. 346.

Aisquith, William

Aisquith, William, St. Mary's Co.,22nd July, 1740; 3rd Apr., 1741. To son William “White Marsh” on St. Marys R. To son Thomas “Mannor Land” and 80 A. “T B.” To daus. Mary and Susan and son Thomas, personalty. Extx.: Wife ––. Test: Stephen Taylor, Charles Dillon, Charles Aisquith. Note: Widow desires her legal rights. 22. 318.

Aisquith, Willm.

Aisquith, Willm., St. Mary's Co.,25th July, 1700; 1st Apr., 1719. To dau. Eliza, 220 A., “Well Close,” on Patuxent R., above Joseph Edlos' quarter, and personalty. To son Thos., 200 A., “Hunting Neck,” bou. of Thos. Hatton, and pt. of mill on sd. land, bou. of Jno. Price, and personalty. To son William, 100 A., “Hickory Hills,” joining “Chancellar's Manor”; 120 A., “Beaver Dam,” and personalty. To youngest son George, dwelling plantation ––, after his mother's decease. To dau. Frances, wife of Thos. Loker, personalty. To 4 child., viz.: Eliza:, Thos., William and George, personalty at age of 18. Tract ––, Gunpowder R., Balto. Co., to be sold to purchase servts. Wife –– extx. and residuary legatee, to expend 1 hhd. of tobacco in gloves for neighbors and friends. Overseer: Thomas Grunwin, to render account of debt and clerk's fees necessary. Test: Nich. Richardson, Gilbert Tervervild (Terbifield), Roger Tolles, Abraham Rhodes. 15. 55.

Albert, Elizabeth

Will of Elizabeth Alburt, SMC, 4/16/1739-4/27/1739. To: Elizabeth Stinsonat age 16; Mary Rowland at age 16; Sarah Leach at age 16; and William ShellyCouenett at age 21, personalty. Exec: George Bowles. Wit: BoldBillingsley, William Billingsley, George Bowes (Bowles?).

Albestone, William

Albestone, William, St. Mary's Co.,12th Dec., 1680; 11th Feb., 1681. To son William, plantation. To daus. Winifridge, Isabelle, Rebecca, and Mary, sd. plantation in event of death of son William, and personalty. Ex. Jonathan Bisco. Test: Richd. Burgis, Edward Chester, Richd. Jones. 2. 167.

Alburt (Halburt), Elizabeth

Alburt, Elizabeth, St. Mary's Co.,16th Apr., 1739; 27th Apr., 1739. To Elizabeth Stinson, at age of 16, Mary Rowland, at age of 16, Sarah Leach, at age of 16, and William Shelly Couenett, at age of 21, personalty. Ex.: George Bowles. Test: Bold Billenglsley (Binlenglesley), William Billenglsley (Billenlsly), George Bowes. 22. 44. Probate at instance of Joseph Earle of Q. A. Co., 7th May, 1739; James John Sutton made oath he saw Christopher St. Tee sign and also saw Edward Lloyd and Peter Blake sign. 22. 45.

Alburt (Halburt, Halbert), William

Alburt, William, St. Mary's Co.,13th Feb., 1738-9; 7th Mch., 1738-9. To wife Elizabeth Halbert, extx., entire estate. Test: Samuel Wood, John Urquhart (witness and writer). 22. 42.

Allen, Thomas

Thomas Allen 4/3/1648-8/11/1648. Sons--Thomas, William, and Robert entire estate, real and personal equally. In the event of death of any, survivor or survivors to inherit deceased's portion. Exec: Thomas, eldest son. Overseers: John Hatch, William Marshall, Richard Banks. At discretion of sd. overseers, James Bruce of Accomac to have son Robert, and Philip Conner of Kent Island to have son William. Sd. sons to be brought up Protestants.

Alney, John

Alney, John,St. Mary's Co.,1st March, 1742-3; 21st April, 1743-4. To son John, dwell. plan. consisting of 100 A. “Batter's Rest.” Shd. he die without issue, to pass to his bro. Jeste. To son Jeste, “Room”. In event of his death without issue, to pass to his bro. John. To cous. Joseph, “Nothing”. He to pay test. bond. To daus. ——, ——, personal estate. Extx.: widow ——. Test: John Spaulding, Elizabeth Spaulding, John Clarke. 23. 82. Note: widow ——, makes her election and takes her legal 1/3.

Alvey, Joseph

Alvey, Joseph, St. Mary's Co.,26th Mch., 1679; 21st May, 1679. To wife Eliza:, personalty. To eld. son Arthur and 2nd son Joseph and hrs., all lands, 300 A., belonging to estate, equally. To rest of child. (unnamed), personalty. Exs.: Wife Eliza: afsd. and brother Pope Alvey. Test: Henry Fenreley, Edward Cole. 10. 17.

Alvey, Joseph

Alvey, Joseph, St. Mary's Co.,—– —– —–; 25th July, 1729. To eldest son Leonard and hrs., 200 A. “Greens Inheritance”; and personalty. To son Joseph and hrs., 100 A. “Noting.” To wife ——, residue of land during life; at her decease to pass to youngest son Arthur. To eldest dau. Elinor and dau. Margaret, personalty. Test: George Knott, Richard Power, Jonathan Spencer. 19, 761.

Anctill, Barnaby

Anctill, Barnaby, St. Mary's Co.,21st Feb. 1732; 12th Apr., 1733. To John Thompson personalty at age of 21, to cousin Jean Thompson competent living out of estate during her widowhood. To godson Barnaby Angell and hrs., entire real estate and residue of personal estate after decease of wife Elizabeth shd. sd. Barnaby die without issue estate to pass to his bro. John Thompson and hrs. Wife Elizabeth extx. to have use of entire estate during life; shd. she die before she administers Jean Thompson to act in behalf of her son Barnaby Angell. Test: James Granan, John Batson, Mary Gibson. 20. 635.

Anderson, William

Anderson, William, planter,St. Mary's Co.,27th Feb., 1738-9; 19th Mch., 1738-9. To 2 sons James and John and their hrs., “Cornelius,” divided equally; shd. James die without heir then the plantation to fall to John; shd. both die without issue to next hr.-at-law. To son Benjamin and hrs., “Fortune.” To son William and hrs., “Fortune's Outlet.” To sons Benjamin and William and their hrs., “Pearth,” divided equally. To daus. Margrit and Jane, 1s. each. To wife, ––, extx., use of estate during life. Test: Robert Shilton, William Pearson, Susannah Shenton (Shilton). 22. 43.

Angel (Angell), James

Angel (Angell), James, St. Mary's Co.,4th Apr., 1736; 10th May, 1736. To son John, daus. Mary, Ann and Winifred, Luke Merril and god-dau. Perry, dau. of Robert Perry, personalty. To Rev. Thomas Gerrald £3 for use of Roman Catholic church. Residue of personalty to be divided bet. 4 children. To dau. Mary and hrs., “Mary's Hope,” being pt. of “The Cross Manner,” adj. to land that was Luke Herbert's, and now in occupation of Richard Barnhouse, whose courses and bounds is according to a deed of gift made and signed by two Justices of the Peace 1730, not recorded. To dau. Winifred and hrs., 52 A. being pt. of afsd. “Cross Manner” and binding on the land that was John Stiles', also binding on the land that was Vitus Herbert's, and on the land that is Mary Clark's, sd. dau. to live with son John until 16 years of age and to receive 1 yrs. schooling. To dau. Ann and hrs., 50 A. “Courtney's Fancy.” Shd. son John not make over sd. tract to dau. Ann she is to have 50 A. out of “The Cross Manner,” also 3,000 lbs. tob. from personal estate. To son John and hrs., residue of real estate. Permission to be given Eleanor Witherlock to live in the Cross house for seven years. Test: Richard Reynolds, Gilbert Bending, John Stiles. 21. 550.

Anktell (Anctell), Elizabeth

Anktell (Anctell), Elizabeth,St. Mary's Co.,4th Apr., 1737; 4th June, 1739. To cousins Margaret Cavenough and Margrett Trippe, personalty. To cousin Francis Brian, 20s. to buy her a ring. To cousin Barniby Angell, ex., and hrs., residue of estate, real and personal, sd. Barniby dying without issue, the land is bequeathed to cousin Margret Cavenough and hrs., and personal estate to two cousins, Francis Trippe and Margrett Brian. Test: Robert Senton, Ann Beaker, John Dennis. 22. 82.

Arthurs, William

Arthurs, William,St. Mary's Co.3rd June, 1733; 8th Aug., 1733. To wife Ann, extx., entire estate excepting certain legacies to unborn child; should sd. child die before age of 16, to revert to wife afsd. Test: John Ross, John MacIntosh, John Cambell. 20. 741.

Asbestone, William

Asbestone, William, planter,St. Mary's Co.,8th Feb., 1736-7; 7th May, 1737. To dau. Rachell, wife of William Thomas, and hrs., “Asbestone Oak,” in Smith's Neck, now in poss. of Thomas Plummer. To William Thomas right and title of all other land, he going to the charge of getting sd. land and in case he recovers same to give ½ to dau. Elizabeth, she dying without issue sd. land to revert to dau. Rachell Thomas and hrs. To grand-dau. Mary Thomas, and dau. Rachell, personalty. To dau. Elizabeth, 2/3 of residue of estate, sd. dau. dying during minority sd. legacy to be divided bet. wife Mary and dau. Rachell afsd. Wife Mary, extx., and residuary isgatee. Test: William Price, Charles Rawlins, Thomas Price. 21. 774.

Ashcom, Charles

Ashcom, Charles, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,20th Nov., 1725; 23rd March, 1726-7. To wife Judith, extx., daus. Martha, Susannah and Elizabeth (at age of 16) and son Samuel, Joyce Haines, Richard Ward Key and Philip Key, personalty. To 4 child. afsd., testator's share in personal estate of bro. John, dec'd.; division to be made at time that James Greenfeild's child. take their pt. of the estate. To dau. Martha and hrs., 100 A. “Ashcom's Mary Greenfeild,” adj. Harris Hows; she dying without issue, to dau. Susannah and hrs.; she failing issue, to dau. Elizabeth and hrs. To son Samuel and hrs., “Point Patience” and dwell. plan. “Marsh Neck”; sd. son dying without issue, to 3 daus. equally. Also land in Calvert Co. and “Town Neck” (pt. of dwell. plan. ——) in lieu of legacy from his grandmother Mrs. Martha Dansey, shd, he not accept, then to 3 daus. afsd. equally. To Elizabeth Shelley, personalty out of debt due from her husband ——. To wife and 4 child., residue of personal estate equally. Overseers: Jeremiah Sheredine and Phillip Key; the latter to act as ex. shd. wife die during minority of child., and until they are of age to receive what is herein or by testator's mother devised to them. Test: Grace Clelan, Magdalen Tomlinson, Richard Deaver (Deavour), Thomas Truman Greenfeild, Ellis Slater. 19, 127.

Ashcom, Winifred

Ashcom, Winifred, spinster,St. Mary's Co.,21st Oct., 1717; 27th Mar., 1718. To mother Martha Dansey, widow, and hrs., personalty. To niece Mary Ashcom Greenfield and hrs., £50 due to testator from Robt. Dansey, and personalty. To niece Elizabeth Greenfield and hrs., £50 and personalty. To niece Martha Ashcom and hrs., dau. of bro. Chas., personalty. Should she die without issue, to pass to niece Elizabeth Greenfield and hrs. Shd. all afsd. nieces die without issue, sd. bequests to pass to heirs at law. Mother Martha Dansey, extx., residuary leg. Test: Mary Johnson, Capt. Tho. Truman Grecnfield. 14. 464.

Askins, John

Askins, John, St. Mary's Co.,26th Feb., 1697; 4th Mch., 1697. To brother George and hrs., plantation. In event of death of sd. brother without issue plantation to pass to Bryan, son of Bryan Daly, and hrs., and he dying without issue, to pass to Mary Bottle, widow of John Rottle, and hrs. To William Asberstone and wife, Rebecca Green, Samuel, son of Wm. Asberstone, John Priest and his brother Charles Priest, James Doxey and to William Haddock, personalty. Ex.: Jas. Thompson. Test: Jno. Hamond, Arthur Delahea, Thos. Haddock. 7. 338.

Assiter, Henry

Assiter, Henry, St. Mary's Co.,4th Nov., 1693; 20th Mch., 1693-4. To grandchild Henry, eld. son of Henry Paine of St. Mary's, and hrs., 100 A. (unnamed) on w. side Brittain's Bay. To grandchild., viz., Thomas, Charles, Francis, Ezchiel, and Mary Paine, at majority, personalty. Dan. Mary, wife of Henry Paine afsd., extx, and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Henry Wriothesley, Walter Ross, Mary Reyly, Jno. Reyly, Rich'd Vowells. 2.251.

Aston, Eleanor

Eleanor Aston, SMC 4/17/1738-9; 4/14/1746. Children: John Smoot, Sarah Smoot. Grandchildren: Thomas Rigg, William Neale Rigg, Sarabella Rigg, Winifred Rigg, William Harrison, Austin Sanford Smoot, Sarah Rice, Elizabeth Dorsey, John Dorsey, John Thomas. Exec: Son, John Smoot. Wit: John Stevens, William Bryan, Sarah Dorsey.

Attaway, John

Attaway, John, St. Mary's Co.,23rd Oct., 1732; 8th Nov., 1732; To daus. Susanna Clark, Judith, Mary and Sarah Attaway personalty. To dau. Elizabeth Bond and hrs., dwelling plantation “Molely”, “Attaway's Purchase”, sd. dau. dying without issue to pass to Judith Attaway and hrs.; and personalty. Residue of personalty to be divided among 4 daus. Elizabeth Bond, Judith, Mary and Sarah Attaway. Son-in-law John Bond, ex., and guardian of 3 youngest daus. until of age. Test: Samuel Tenneson, Thomas Bond, James Dickson, 20. 623.

Attoway, Thos

Attoway, Thos., carpenter, St. Mary's Co.,17th Feb., 1715; 6th June, 1716. To Wm. Hardy, personalty. To wife Ann, extx., residue of estate. Bro. John Attoway to be acquitted of indebtedness to testator of 1,300 lbs. tobacco. Test: Jno. Bullock, Joseph Hopkins and Benj. Reeder 14. 226.

Attwood, Peter

Attwood, Peter,St. Mary's Co.,29th Nov., 1733; 30th Dec., 1734. To James Whitgreave, ex., and hrs., A. A. Co., entire estate; he dying before testator or intestate, estate to pass to Thomas Leckonby and hrs., Charles Co., who is appointed ex. in event of death of afsd. Whitgreave. Test: Thomas Gerard, Vincent Philipps, James Howard. 21.285.

Austin, Eleanor

March 17th 1738/9 I Elenor Aston of St. Marys County Widow Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Smoot Ten Pounds. Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson John Smoot the son of John Smoot the Sum of Five pounds to him or his heirs on the Account of his Learning. Item I give and bequeath to that child that Sarah Smoot now goes with an equal Part of my Estate with the Rest of my Grandchildren to them and their heirs. Item I give and Bequeath unto Thomas Rigg and William Veall Rigg and unto Subella Rigg and unto Winifred Rigg an equal Part of my Estate with the rest of my grand Children to them and their heirs. Item I give and Bequeath Subella Rigg one Feather Bed and Bolster which formerly Belonged to my Mother to her and her heirs. Item I give and Bequeath to William Harrison son of William Harrison an equal Part of my Estate with the Rest of my Grand Children to him and his heirs. Item I give and Bequeath unto William Harrison my grandson a Young horse Colt of about a Year old and also a Ewe and Lamb. Item I give and bequeath unto Asten Sanford Smoot a dark Bay Horse Bridle and Saddle to him his heirs or Assigns. Item I give and Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Sarah Rice my Feather Bed and furniture and bedstead whereon I lay and also a Young Cow and Calf and the Increase to her and her heirs a young Mare of a year old her and her Increase to her and her heirs and also three Pewter Dishes an Iron Pot Containing about three Gallons and a Pair of Pot hooks and also an equal Part with the rest of my Grand Children. Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Doxey a young Cow and calf a feather Bed and furniture four Pewter Dishes and a midling sized Chest which is now in the Possession of her Father Thomas Doxey and also an equal Part with the rest of my Grand Children. Item I give and bequeath unto my grand Son John Doxey one Feather Bed that was formerly Called Jemima Triggs and also an equal Part with the Rest of my Grand Children. Item I give and bequeath unto Sarah Rigg Winifred Harrison Susanna Doxey and Sarah Smoot and Sarah Rice and my Cousin Susanna Green and it is my desire that each of the above named shall have mourning Gowns, Hoods and Gloves. Item my Will is that John Thomas shall have Twenty Shillings Paid him out of my Estate for making my Coffin. Item I Leave my Son John Smoot my whole and Sole Executor and that he may have the full management in dividing my Estate among my Grand Children Revoking disanulling all Wills gifts deeds and Legacys made by me heretofore Ratifing and Confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Affixed my Seal the day and Year within mentioned. her Elenor O Asten markSigned sealed and Delivered in the presence of usJohn StevensWilliam Bryan his markSarah Doxsey her markThe will was proved 14 Apr. 1746 by John Stevens.

Austin, John

Austin, John, planter,St. Mary's Co.21st Mch., 1732-3; 16th July, 1733. To grandson-in-law William Harrison, part of dwelling plantation, —–, sd. plantation to be in possession of William Harrison, father of afsd. Wm. and to be given to him and his hrs. after decease of wife Ellinor. To god-son Austin Sanford Smoote and hrs., personalty and residue of dwelling plantation; sd. godson dying without issue, lands to pass to son-in-law John Smoote and hrs. To dau.-in-law Elizabeth Trigg, personalty. To 2 sons-in-law John Smoote and William Harrison and their hrs., 1000 A. adjoining to Acquish Creek, Stafford Co., Va.; should wife Ellinor die before afsd. Austin Sanford Smoote attain age of 21, son-in-law John Smoote to have his estate in possession until he arrives at sd. age; and personalty. Exs.: wife and John Smoote. Test: John Thomas, Absolom Tennison (also written Thompson), Thomas Doxcey. 20. 738.

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).