Archives of Maryland
Historical List
St. Mary's County
Registers of Wills
1777-present

1777-1806 Jeremiah Jordan1
1806-1826James Forrest2
1826-1835Enoch Joseph Millard3
1835-1857George Combs
1857-1879James T. M. Raley
1879-1885John B. Abell
1885-1891James T. M. Raley
1891-1897Philip H. Dorsey
1897-1903Philip T. Buckler
1903-1909J. Philip Greenwell
1909-1922Benjamin Combs4
1922-1930Mary Lucille Combs
1930-1934Anita C. Norris Thrift
1934-1938Addie C. Maddox
1938-1941 J. Warren Guy5
1941-1962Rosalie G. Guy Clarke6
1962William Ernest Clarke
1962-1977Mary Rose Bell7
1977-2002Norma I. Dawson
2002-2010 Dianne B. McWilliams
2010-present Lois A. Duke

Notes:
1. Jeremiah Jordan died January 12, 1806, and James Forrest was appointed on January 28, 1806. (ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume 1801-1809 page 115, MSA C1667-1.)
2. James Forrest died September 2, 1826, and Enoch Joseph Millard was appointed on November 28, 1826. (ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume EIM 1 page 1, MSA C1667-3.)
3. Enoch Joseph Millard died March 20, 1835, and George Combs was appointed on May 26, 1835. (ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume EIM 2 page 48, MSA C1667-4.)
4. Benjamin Combs died July 12, 1922, and Mary Lucille Combs was appointed on July 19, 1922. (ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume BC 2 page 29, MSA C1667-14.)
5. J. Warren Guy died September 15, 1941, and Rosalie Greenwell Guy was appointed on September 16, 1941. (ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume JWG 1 page 326, MSA C1667-18.)
6. Rosalie Greenwell Guy Clarke died August 13, 1962. (ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume RGC 3 page 321, MSA C1667-21.)
7. Mary Rose Bell in 1977 and was appointed Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Sources:
ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) MSA C1667.
ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) MSA C1720 and MSA CM926
Maryland Manual and Maryland Manual On-Line
Hammett, Regina Combs. History of St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1634-1990. Ridge, MD: Regina Combs Hammett, 1991.


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