Abstracts of Wills
by Carson Gibb

abstracted from
PREROGATIVE COURT
(Wills)
MSA S538
Liber 25
1746-1748

Introduction and abbreviations list

Liber 25, folio 4
8 Aug. 1746
[BREREWOOD, THOMAS, Sr., Baltimore Co.]
    Extrs: in England, my dau., the Honorable Charlotte Brerewood, & in Maryland, my grdson Wm. Brerewood, Esq.
    To s dau., My Lord Baltimores Gift, alias My Ladys Manor, 10,000a in Baltimore Co., which on 30 Aug. 1730 she conveyed to me
    My extrs are not to molest Mrs. Elinor Turner in a settlement I made her 4 April 1740, witnd. by Mr. Peele & Dolphin.
    My e. in Chester, Old England, may go as it is settled, & my s grdson is to transmit the deeds & a copy of this will to England.
    To my s grdson, negroes Daniel, Jenny, & Hannah, a girl, all improvements & stock , on a quarter of 413a which he has settled.
    Witn: J. S. Bordley, Thomas White, Geo. Buchanan.
    Codicil. As s grdson is d., I appt. Mr. William Dallam, mercht. of Joppa, to replace him.
    Witn: Geo. Buchanan, N. Rigbe, Jr., William Caswell.
    10 Feb. 1746, sworn to by Mr. William Dallam.

Liber 25, folio 4
8 Jan. 1746
DAY, EDWARD, Baltimore Co.
    To my wife [not named], my dw. house & other houses with 50a, my silver watch, & 1/3 my p. e.
    To son & extr., John, all he possesses & 20 sh. sterl. to buy a mourning ring.
    To dau. Avarila, negro girl Maria, a bed, & L 50.
    To dau. Jane, negro boy Scipio, a bed , & L 50.
    To dau. Ama, negro girl Grace, a bed, & L 50.
    To sons Nicholas & Edward, all my lands equ. div., & if both d. s. p., equ. div. among my 3 youngest daus: Avarila, Jane, & Anna.
    To son Edward, a bed, L 30, & a mourning ring I wear.
    To son Nicholas, a bed, L 30, my silver buckles, & a plain gold ring.
    To son-in-law Vincent Dorsey, all he possesses & L 20.
    To dau. Sarah Dorsey, Lots 29 & 30 in Joppa Town, but if she d s. p., to dau Jane.
    Witn: Hugh, Deans, Roderick Cheyne, James Lemix.
    12 Feb. 1746, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 7
14 Jan. 1746
BUTTERWORTH, ISAAC, Baltimore Co., planter.
    To wife, Jane Butterworth, the plntn. I live on with 180a of Isaac & John Lott & 20a of Unkles Good Will, to be laid out at the discretion of Thomas & Leonard Wheeler, & on her d., to son Benjamin Butterworth.
    To son Isaac Butterworth, that part of Unkles Good Will betw. Thomas Run & the main road.
    To daus. Mary & Elizabeth, equ. div., the rest of Unkles Good Will on the N side Thomas Run.
    To dau. Charity Butterworth, the rest of Unkles Good Will betw. the main road & the Tobacco Ground Branch.
    Extrs: wife, Jane Butterworth & Isaac Butterworth.
    Witn: Samuel Gilbert, Edwd. Flanagan, Samuel Webster.
    13 Feb. 1746, sworn to by Flanagan & Webster.

Liber 25, folio 9
29 Dec. 1746
VINE, ROWLAND, Baltimore Co.
    To son Thomas Vine, after his mothers d., Browns Lott.
    The residue to my 4 childn: Thomas, Mary, Sarah, & Rachel Vine.
    Extrx: wife, Sarah Vine.
    Witn: Isabella Summer, William Wadlow, Thomas Dulany.
    27 Feb. 1746, sworn to by Wadlow & Dulany.

Liber 25, folio 10
26 March 1746
MACQUAIN, DUGAL, [Baltimore Co.]
    To sons William & Francis, the land I live on equ. div.
    To son William, my fear nothing coat & my new jacket.
    To son Thomas the rest of my clothes except my white coat, which I give to son-in-law John Brown.
    The bond I have of John Kees to be signed over to Mr. Alexander Lawson.
    Extrx: wife, Grace Macquaine.
    Witn: William Hall, Edward Logsden, Richard Stevens.
    4 March 1746, sworn to by Stevens.

Liber 25, folio 11
19 Sept. 1746
DAWKINS, WILLIAM, Jr., Calvert Co.
    To dau. Elizabeth, negro woman Lucy & her daus. - Kate, Lucy, & Bess - the black pacing mare & other stock.
    To 2 daus. Ann & Dorcas, the 2 tracts I bought from Col. Gale, Ashtens Chance & Ashtens Addition.
    To my 2 youngest daus., Rebecca & Barbara, Smiths Purchase, the plntn. I live on by Island Crk.
    To 4 daus. Ann, Dorcas, Rebecca, & Barbara, Blinkhornes Desire, the land on the Eastern Shore I bought of my bro. James Dawkins.
    To wife & extrx., Dorcas Hawkins, the plntn. where I live, but if she marry, she will be put to her 1/3.
    Witn: Robert Sollers, James Mackall, William Allistra.
    20 Jan. 1746, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 12
26 Nov. 1746
WILLIAMS, JOSEPH, Prince George's Co.
    To son Joseph Williams, a gun Machabee, a horse, & a desk.
    To son William Williams, an old gun, & all the smiths tools & old iron in my shop.
    To dau. Sarah Williams, a brindle heifer Brindle.
    To grdson Joseph Williams, a cow calf.
    To wife & extrx., Catharine Williams, 1/3 my tobacco, corn, & wheat.
    To sons Joseph & William Williams & daus. Sarah & Mary Williams, the other 2/3 of my s crops.
    The residue to children Joseph, John, William, Sarah, & Mary Williams.
    Witn:John Stoddard, John Vermillion, Richard Owen.
    13 Feb. 1746, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 14
24 Jan. 1746
WATSON, ROBERT, Worcester Co.
    To son Charles Watson, for life, the plntn. I dw. on with 220a & my water mill, then to grdson Robert Wattson, s. o. Charles.
    To grdson John Watson, s. o. John, when he is 18, & Elizabeth Watson, d. o. John, a young negro woman Easter.
    To son Robert Watson, the 100a he lives on & negro girl Cate.
    To daus. Mary Wharton & Hannah Fisher, 1 sh. sterl. each.
    To dau. Rhoda Walker, negro woman Rose, but the increase to grdson Daniel Walker & his sister Mary Walker.
    To grdson Robert Wattson [McCally], negro boy Tom.
    To grdson Nathan Watson, negro girl Leah & my large Bible, which is not to be sold out of the family.
    To grdson Robert Watson, s. o. Charles, my plntn. with my 2 stills.
    To grdson Charles Wattson, s. o. Charles, negro boy Munday.
    To son & extr., Charles Watson, 2 negroes, George & Darkey & the residue, he to maintain my wife [not named].
    Witn: William Aydelotte, Jr., William Veasey, Solomon Webb.
    6 March 1746, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 16
13 April 1744
NELSON, JOSHUA, [The Rev .], Northumberland Co. [Virginia]
    To wife, Elizabeth, for life, 4 negroes - Cesar, Toney, Lucy, Monaca - & on her d., to my 3 chldn. Chloe, Mary Ann, & Seneca.
    To s 3 childn., 5 negroes - Toney, Patt, Dick, Susan, & Doll - when s Chloe is 20, & to her, negro boy Harry.
    To son Lancelot, L 45 sterl.
    To son Seneca, a large still.
    Extrs: wife, Elizabeth & dau. Chloe.
    Witn: George Mills, Robert Boyd.
    Codicil 11 May 1744: To Virgilia Bartlight, 21 sh. If son Lancelot requires payment of a legacy from his grdmother in England, I exclude him from the above legacy. He is to go to ship master Edward Dixon & be bound so as to be made an able sailor.
    9 July 1744, proved in Northumberland Co.by Mills & Boyd, & the codicil proved by Mills & Elizabeth Nelson, extrx.

Liber 25, folio17
19 Jan. 1746/7
CHESIRE, JOHN, [St. Mary's Co.]
    To son Jonathan Chesire, a bay mare & colt & a cow.
    To youngest son, John Cheshire, horses & a cow.
    To son Tenesan Cheshire, 2 geldings.
    To son Philemon Cheshire, a horse colt.
    To dau. Mary Noble, a brindel heifer.
    The rest of my p. e. with the plntn. I dwell on, for widhood, to my wife Priscilla Cheshire, then to son Tenason Cheshire
    Witn: Baptist Barber, Elizabeth Hendley.
    6 March 1746/7, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 18
2 Jan. 1747
JOHNSON, PETER, St. Mary's Co.
    To my 3 children-in-law, James, Luke, & Joseph, their e. left by their father, John Mattenly, L 38.8, to be kept by my wife till they are of age.
    The estate I have belonging to my father, John Johnson, be equ. div. among my bro. & sisters: John, Thomas, Leonard, Jess, Mary, & Susanna.
    To wife, Grace Johnson, for life, the e. she has from her former husband, John Mattenly, & on her d., to be equ. div. among
    Leonard Johnson & Luke Mattenly, children of John Johnson & John Mattenly.
    Extrs: wife, Grace Johnson, & bro. John Johnson.
    Witn: John Tyson, William Haward, Sarah Haward.
    8 April 1747, sworn to by Wm. & Sarah Howard.

Liber 25, folio 20
7 Jan. 1745/6
WATERS, ELIZABETH, Prince George's Co.
    To son & extr., Joseph Waters, my plntn. with 113a & the residue of my p. e.
    To son John Waters, the heirs of my d. son Wiliam Waters, my dau. Mary Webster, & the heirs of my d. dau. Margaret Waters, 1 sh. apiece.
    To grdson Thomas Holland, L 12 sterl. , the sum I formerly willed to my d. dau. Margaret Holland due her from her d. father e.
    Witn: Samuel Waters, Jr., John Moore, Sr., Thomas Moore.
    15 April 1747, sworn to by Thomas Moore & affirmed by Waters (Quaker).

Liber 25, folio 21
2 Nov. 1745
SMITH, JAMES, Dorchester Co., carpenter.
    To son James Smith, Wolf Neck 50a, my dw. plntn.
    To eldest son [James?], Addition to Wolf Neck 14a & part of Smith Range.
    To youngest son, Joseph Smith, the remainder of Smith Range & the Addition to Smith Range 57a, & if he d. s. p., to dau. Nelly.
    Extr: friend Joseph Brown.
    Witn: John Marrett, Darby Barood, William Clifton.
    17 Feb. 1746, sworn to by Marrett & Barwood.

Liber 25, folio 23
7 Nov. 1746
ENNALLS, THOMAS, Great Choptank, Dorchester Co.
    To dau. Mary, wife of Thomas Martin, negro girl Phillis & 20 sh.
    To dau. Elizabeth Ennalls, negro girl Sibb, stock, & hhold furn.
    To dau. Sarah Ennalls, negro girl Betty, stock, & hhold furn.
    To son Joseph Ennalls, Bartholomew Neck, on Transquakin R., left me by my father, Henry Ennalls
    To son Thomas Ennalls, Ennalls Discovery, at Blackwater, Trippes Delight, in thr great marsh of Trannsquakin, & 4 negroes: old Ben, Jacob, Stephen, & Sarah.
    To son Andrew Skinner Ennalls, Ennalls Resurvey on North Division, my extrs. to pay quitrents till he is of age.
    To son William Ennalls, Buckrange, betw. the NE & NW forks of Nanticoke.
    To son Henry Ennalls, 3 negroes: Bess, Bache, & Elisha.
    To sons Joseph, Andrew Skinner, & William Ennalls, when they are 18, these negroes: Will, Old Peter, Young Ben, Peter, Kate, James, Isaac, & Moll.
    To wife, Ann Ennalls, negro woman Betty.
    Extrs: wife, Ann Ennalls, & sons Henry & Thomas Ennalls.
    Witn: William Murray, Thomas Graham, Philemon Graham, Edward Haile
    11 Feb. 1746, sworn to by both Grahams & Haile

Liber 25, folio 26
26 Dec. 1746
BROWN, JOHN, Dorchester Co., merchsnt traveller & pedler.
    Extrx: wife, Mary Brown.
    To son Robert Brown, carpenter, of Chester Co., Penna., 1 sh. sterl.
    Witn: John Young, Edward Rumbley
    10 March 1746, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 27
5 Dec. 1745
WILLIAMS, PHILADELPHIA, Dorchester Co.
    To son & extr.,John Williams, for life, Hogsteallers Prevention, my dw. plntn., with 60a, & on his d., to my grdson Rollens Williams.
    Witn: John Pritchett Fisher, William Kirkham, John Hopkins.
    10 March 1746, sworn to by John Pritchett Fisher & John Hopkins.

Liber 25, folio 28
4 Feb. 1745
SHERWIN, ROBERT, Dorchester Co.
    To son Stephen Sherwin, Sherwin Chance, the 160a where I live, a bed, & other hhold furn.
    To son James Sherwin, the remaining [8]4a of Sherwins Chance, where he dw. & 2 sh.
    To dau. Sarah Tyler, wife of Jonathan Tyler, 2 sh.
    To wife, Mary Sherwin, my p. e., & for her widhood, my dw. house.
    Extrs: wife, Mary Sherwin, & son Stephen Sherwin.
    Witn: Cha Dickinson, Dennis Kelley, Richard Sisarson.
    10 March 1746, sworn to by Dickinson & Kelley.

Liber 25, folio 30
27 Nov. 1745
BRAMOCK, JOHN, Dorchester Co.
    To bro. Edmond Bramock, land adj. Bramocks Adventure & the land of Gatherbury.
    To bro. Henry Bramock, land S of s land provided he quit claim to land to the N; if he does not, Henry land to Edmond, s. o. my bro. Edmond.
    The land my father devised to my bro. Philemon Brannock, I confirm.
    Extr: bro. Henry.
    Witn: William Grantham, Peter Stokes, Thomas Stoakes.
    11 March 1746, sworn to by Grantham & Peter Stokes

Liber 25, folio 32
20 Sept. 1746
CLIFTON, WILLIAM, Dorchester Co., planter.
    To son John Clifton, 20 sh. sterl. & negro boy Cogo.
    To son Jonathan Clifton, my dw. plntn. with the land adj. NW & SW of the marsh.
    To son Weightman Clifton, Cliftons Lot 77a.
    To son William Clifton, Venture & Addition to Venture.
    To dau. Sarah Robinson, 1 sh. sterl.
    Extrs: wife, Sarah Clifton & son John Clifton.
    Witn: John Marrett, James Story, James Bary, John Ellett.
    12 March 1746, sworn to by John Marrett & James Berry

Liber 25, folio 33
25 nov. 1746
DEAN, HENRY, Dorchester Co., blacksmith.
    To son John Dean, Broad Ridge, 91a of Peaknull, part of Deans Prevention, on the same side of the swamp, part of Little Brittain, he to be my extr.
    To son Henry Dean, my dw. plntn. & part of Peaknall & the part of Little Brittain on the S side of the marsh.
    To son Thomas Dean, Raing Point, on Slaughter Crk., & part of Deans Prevention.
    To dau. Mary Targinson, L 8.
    To wife, Elizabeth Dean, negro man Ireh.
    Witn: William Robinson, John Brohorn, James Brightt.
    13 March 1746, sworn to by Robinson & Bright.

Liber 25, folio 35
31 May 1745
MELONEY, JAMES, Dorchester Co.
    To Elizabeth Kemper, a marked heifer & calf & L 4.
    My 2 daus Mary Meloney & Honor Meloney are to stay with Ezekiel Keene, my extr., & Mary Keene till they are 16.
    The residue to be equ. div. betw. my 2 children.
    Witn: Isaac Partridge, Thomas Smith.
    14 March 1746, sworn to by Partridge, & on 27 Feb. 1746, Ezekiel Keene reliquished the extrship.

Liber 25, folio 36
21 Jan. 1743/4
VICKERS, JOHN, of Little Choptank, Dorchester Co.
    To son John, a horse colt & a mare during his stay with his mother & the orchard.
    To son William, a gun & a black mare during his stay with his mother.
    To son Thomas, the first mare colt.
    To son James, the first horse colt.
    To son Nehemiah, the first mare.
    To wife, Sarah, the other the orchard.
    The residue to be div. amomg all my children except my dau. Elizabeth & my sons John & William.
    Witn: Cornelius Hogins, John Cox, John Robinson, Elizabeth Gray.
    31 March 1746, sworn to by Hogins & Robinson, & the relict chose her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 38
15 Jan. 1746
SCANDRETT, WILLIAM, Queen Anns Co., mariner.
    To my 4 cousins, James, Thomas, William, & a young child, name & sex unknown to me, chldn. of Thomas Carradine & Elioner, his wife, L 200 equ. div. when they come to age.
    To nephew Edwd. Gray, s. o. Leon Gray late of Queen Anns Co. dec , the rest of my e., but if he d. s. p., to s chldn. of Thomas & Eleoner Carradine.
    Extrs: my father, William Scandrett, & my bro.-in-law, Thomas Carradine.
    Witn: Thomas Hill, W. Govane, Ann Govane.
    2 March 1746, sworn to by William Govane & Thomas Hill.

Liber 25, folio 39
18 Oct., 1746
LONG, JOHN, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To son David Long, dau. Mary Flowers, & dau. Elizabeth Robberts. 1 sh. sterl. apiece.
    To son & extr., John Long, all my p. e.
    Witn: Robert Davis, Thomas Gorden, Jonathan Jolley.
    16 Feb. 1746, sworn to by Davis & Jolley.

Liber 25, folio 40
7 March 1746
SCOTTEN, THOMAS, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife & extrx., Sarah Scotten, stock & hhold furn. &, for widhood, the plntn. I live on 50a, & then to sons Thomas Scotten
    & William Scotten.
    To son Richard Scotten, a heifer & a sow.
    To son Thomas Scotten, a heifer, a sow, & a hogg.
    To dau. Mary Jones, a cow & a yearling.
    To dau. Hannah Scotten, a heifer & a sow.
    To grdson John Scotten, a cow calf.
    Witn: Davis Herinton, Thomas Bostick, William Bostick.
    16 Feeb. 1746, sworn to by all 3 witn., & Thomas Scotten, heir at law, did not object.

Liber 25, folio 42
21 Jan. 1746/7
OSBURN, JNO., Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife, Rachel Osburn, all my e. for life, & on her d., to be equ. dif. among my 4 nephews: Rebecca Derochburn, Samuel Osburn, Susanna Legg, & William Osburn, s. o. my bro. Samuel Osburn, & if he let my wife live rent-free, Marmaduke Goodhand.
    Extrx: wife, Rachel Osburn.
    Witn: Richard Goodman, Alexander Watters.
    19 March 1746, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 43
7 June 1746
BAGGS, JOHN, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To wife, Mary, for widhood, all my m. e. except 5 sh., on her d. or mar., except the 5 sh., to my 4 sons & dau.: Nathan, William, Isaac, Wilson, & Rebecca Baggs.
    As I have already given something to my 2 sons & 3 daus. - Thomas Baggs, John Baggs, Sarah Jackson, Mary Benny, & Rachel Fisher - to them 1 sh. sterl apiece.
    To son William Baggs, Hazard 50a in the Forest of Choptank, but if he d. s. p., to son Wilson, & if he d. s. p., to son Isaac.
    Extrx: wife, Mary.
    Witn: Redmond Fallin, William Hubanks, Mary Cox.
    26 March 1747, sworn to by Hubanks & Cox, in the presence of Thos. Baggs, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 45
6 Jan. 1746/7
SCOTTEN, RICHARD, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife & extrx., Mary Scotten, my dw. plntn., Scottens Outlett, & the residue.
    To son Richard Scotten, at age 18, Scottens Addition 100a, a smooth bord gun, & a cow & cow calf.
    To son Nathaniel Scotten, a plntn. with 50a, part of Salsbury Plain, a gun, a heifer, & a sow, to be delivered at age 14. 100a of Salsbury Plain to be sold to pay debt due to Richard Bennett, Esq.
    To dau. Catharine Scotten, at age 14, a heifer & a ewe.
    To Esther Scotten, at age 14, a heifer & a ewe.
    Witn: T[homas] Powell, David Harington, Richard Smith.
    26 March 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow chose to abide by the will.

Liber 25, folio 46
18 Feb 1746
CHAMBERS, JOHN, Talbot Co., planter.
    To wife & extrx., Rebecca Chambers, for life, Bedsteads Adventure & my part of Chambers Adventure, & on her d., to son Isaac Chambers; to Rebecca also, my p. e. for bringing up of our children.
    Land to be laid out for John Goldsborough & Isaac Cox adj. Chambers Adventure, the Adventure, White Marshes & St.
    Johns Neck, & Isaac Dobsons land.
    Witn: Joseph Newman, William Griffin, William Gooday, John Newman.
    3 April 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood by the will.

Liber 25, folio 48
7 Nov. 1746
CRAWFORD, JAMES, Calvert Co.
    To my 2 youngest chldn. Darkey & Clement Crawford, the residue, except 1 sh. sterl., which I give to son Wm. Crawford.
    Extr: son Nathaniel Crawford.
    Witn: James Dossey, Marth Ellte, Elizabeth Crawford.
    11 April 1747, sworn to by Ellte & affirmed by Dorsey (Quaker).

Liber 25, folio 49
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TULL, GEORGE, Somerset Co.
    To youngest son, George, 3 tracts, Colemans Adventure, Beales, & Chance; negro girl Nan, tools, hhold furn., & 2 yrs. Schooling.
    To dau. Hannall, negro man Harry, a bed, pewter, & potts.
    To dau. Leah, negro woman Hagar, a bed & other hhold furn.
    To youngest dau., Mary, negro child Jenney, a bed, & other hhold furn.
    The deeds of gift to sons Noble & Jonathan are hereby cancelled.
    The residue of my p. e., after my wife 1/3, to my 4 youngest children equ. div., & my 3 youngest daus. to have 1 yr. schooling each.
    Extrx: wife, Elizabeth.
    Witn:William Mills, Mathias Costin, Jonathan Mills.
    14 April 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 51
8 Sept. 1743
WILSON, MARY, Sr., Somerset Co.
    To Ann Dubbins, L 3.
    To Margaret Layfield, what in her hands is due to me.
    The rest of my estate to my grddau. Mary Wilson, Jr., d. o. Andrew Wilson.
    Extr: Thomas Gilliss.
    Witn: John Hayman, James Pope.
    23 April 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25 folio 52
26 April 1743
WILSON, GEORGE, Somerset Co., planter.
    To son Andrew Wilson, my large iron pot & rack & wearing clothes, & for life, my cain, & after, to his son Geo. Wilson.
    To grdson George Wilson, after my wife d., my plow & harrow & an iron spit.
    To grddau. Mary Wilson, a heifer at my son Andrew Wilson .
    To dau. Ann Dubbins, 20 sh.
    To grddau. Margaret Layfield, 10 sh.
    To dau.-in-law Mary Wilson, 20 sh.
    To wife, Mary Wilson, the residue.
    Witn: James Hayman, Abraham Heath, Isaac Hayman.
    23 April 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 53
16 March 1746/7
GRAY, JOHN, Sr., Anne Arundel Co.
    To son Samuel Gray, The Plain , 80a of Proctors Park adj. Struttens Cove, a bed, & my best suit of clothes.
    To son Robert Gray, 250a of Proctors Park & the gun he has.
    To son John Gray, 188a of Proctors Park adj. his own & a gun he has.
    To Bridget Gray, my now beloved wife, negro woman Cate & the residue to be equ. div. among my children.
    Extrs: my beloved now wife & son Saml. Gray
    Witn: Godfrey Watters, Lance Todd, John Todd.
    15 May 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 55
5 Feb. ------
JOHNSON, ARCHIBALD, Charles Co., planter.
    To wife, Eleonor, for life, the plntn where we live - Pomfreit-Severn 5a & Johnsons Hazard 72a - & at her d. to son Duncan Johnson.
    To son Jos. Johnson, Johnstone 136a.
    To son Archibald Johnson, Leitchfields Enlargement 150a adj. s Johnstone.
    To dau. Elizabeth Johnson, negro girl Lucy, a bed, a cow & a calf, & a cow big with calf.
    To son Duncan Johnson, negro boy Massey & a mare & colt.
    To Mary Mackey, wife of Hugh Mackey, 2 ewes.
    To son William Johnson 2 barrels of Indian corn.
    To son Charles Johnson, a young heifer.
    Extrs: my wife & my son Joseph Johnson.
    Witn: Alexr. MacPherson, Jr., John Mcpherson, Richard Mcpherson.
    4 April 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Archibald Johnson, one of the representatives, the heir at law being runaway.

Liber 25, folio 57
20 Feb. 1746/7
BARNEY, WILLIAM, Sr., Baltimore County, planter.
    To William Barney, my eldest son, L 6 sterl., already paid to Henry Morgan.
    To eldest dau., Martha, wife to Richard Hooker, negro girl Cate.
    To son Absalom Barney, the land he lives on.
    To son Benjamin Barney, Absaloms Chance.
    To 2d son William Barney by my wife Mary, Chilcoats Hazard.
    To son Moses Barney, on the d. of my wife, Timber Ridge, bought of John Beard.
    To dau. Mary Barney, negro girl Beck.
    To dau. Ruth Barney, negro boy Jef.
    To wife & extrx., 4 negroes [not named], my e. to be div. equ. among my children by her: Absalom, Benjamin, William, Moses, Mary, & Ruth.
    Witn: Job. Evans, John Evans, Jabes Morroy.
    19 March 1746, sworn to by all 3 witn, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 58
--- Dec. 1746
HOLLAND, FRANCIS, Baltimore Co. Gent.
    If the child my wife goes with be a male, to him my lands in Anne Arundel Co., but if my eldest son [Francis?] release to his brother those lands, son Francis shall have Specutie I.
    Extrx: wife, Cordelia Holland.
    Witn: John Hall, Hugh Carlile, John Hall, Jr., Thomas Sikes, William Dauherty.
    20 March 1746, sworn to by Col. John Hall & Wm. Dauherty & on 25 March by John Hall of Swan Town.

Liber 25, folio 59
15 Oct., 1746
DEAVOR, RICHARD, Baltimore Co.
    To wife, Mary Deavor, all e. for life to be disposed of as she thinks proper.
    Witn: Jacob Giles, Winstone Smith, William Smith.
    24 March 1746, sworn to by both Smiths & affirmed by Giles (Quaker).

Liber 25, folio 60
23 Nov. 1746
SHAW, CHRISTOPHER DURBIN, Baltimore Co.
    To son Thomas Shaw, my hunting gun, a mare, & a pewter dish when he is 18; & 71a of Shaws Priviledge.
    To dau. Mary Shaw, a mare & a pewter dish.
    To dau. Elizabeth Shaw, a cow & calf, a pot, & a pewter dish.
    To dau. Susannah Shaw, a cow & calf, a pot, & a pewter bason.
    To dau. Sarah Shaw, a cow & calf, a pot, & a pewter bason; & the remaining 100a of s tract, where he [sic] lives.
    To wife & extrx., Susannah Shaw, the rest of my p. e.
    Witn: Thomas Denbow, Abraham Poteet, Thomas Dulany.
    21 May 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 61
10 March 1746
WELLS, ISAAC, Prince George's Co., farmer.
    To wife [not named], The Low Lands, my dw. plntn. for life, & on her d., to son John Wells with part of Childrens Chance, & when he is 22, he is to pay each of his sisters - Mary, Elizabeth, & Ann Wells - L 10, but if he d. s. p., to Isaac Edwards Wells.
    To son Isaac Edwards Wells, Wells Invention.
    To son Isaac Wells, the part of Childrens Chance on the N side of Touchstones Rd.
    To son Samuel Wells, the part of Childrens Chance on the NW side of the main fork of Prick Run.
    To son Benjamin Wells, the remaining part of Childrens Chance on the S side of s br.
    Extr: friend George Mattews.
    Witn: Charles Davies, Alexander Tanzey, Demiel Matthews.
    10 April 1747, affirmed by all 3 witn (Quakers).

Liber 25, folio 63
5 Sept. 1745
HEATH, JAMES PAUL, Cecil Co.
    To wife, Rebecca Heath, for widhood, but in case she mar., until son James Heath is 21, & if he d., until son Daniel is 21, & if he d., until the child my wife may carry at time of my d. is 21, my dw. plntn. & 1300a adj., all my land in Sassafras Neck below St. Stephens Ch. with the lands under lease to Bernard Vanhorn, John Mercer, John Samson, & Susanna Vaunsaunt. [These lands described also as Toas Purchase, The Holt, Heaths Range the 2d Part, The Forrest, & Heaths Outlett.]
    My cousin [Charles?] Heath is to live on my dw. plntn. until son James or son Damiel is 21.
    I empower my extrs. to convey land accoording to agreements made with William Nuereborough, John Ward, Patrck Creagh, John Ruth, & John Curry; & all my lands on the Western Shore; to have my buildings at Warwick completed.
    To niece Mary Grafton & Nephew John Ward, a mourning ring worth a guinea each; & a mourning ring apiece to Daniel, Walter, Dennis, Margaret, & Mary Dulany, to William & Rachel Knight, to Joseph, George, James Calder, & to Pere-Grine Frisby, s. o. Peregrine Frisby dec .
    To son Daniel Heath, the land near Charles Town I have leased of Lord Baltimore, Worsall Manner Addition, the part of Heaths Range the 1st Part on the SW side the road from my plntn. to the priests; my lots in Warwick & lots in Charles Town. To son James Heath, all my lands not heretofore disposed of.
    If sons James & Daniel Heath d. s. p. & my wife not have another child or have one that d. s. p, my lands mentioned above to James Heath, s. o. Charles Heath.
    If s chldn. d., my land near Charles Town & other tracts named above to Dennis Dulany, & all other lands to nephews & nieces James Chetham, James & Mary Ward, & Susannah Chetham.
    L 10 to Mr. Henry Neale or the presiding priest at Bohemia.
    My nephew Edward Chetham & my niece Mary Ward are to continue to live with my wife, & I give him & Hannah Chetham his sister each a ring worth a guinea.
    Extrs: my friends Richard Bennett, Esq., Daniel Dulany, Esq., Charles Carroll, Esq., James Calder, & my wife, Rebecca.
    Witn: John Rice, Archibald Douglass, Timothy Breman.
    3 July 1746, sworn to by John Rice & Timothy Breman & on 20 May 1747, sworn to by Archhibald Douglass; the heirs
    at law were minors; all the extrs. but the widow relinquished their right.

Liber 25, folio 68
7 May 1747
DAVIS, DANIEL, Worcester Co.
    To son William Davis, Battle Ridge, the 50a he lives on.
    To son John Davis my dw. plntn. except my wife 1/3, a mare & saddle, a cow & calf, & a bed.
    To wife & extrx. [not named], a gray horse & saddle, a cow & calf, a bed, & 1/3 of my my movables.
    The residue to be equ. div. betw. my 5 youngest children: Isaac, Daniel, James, Levine, & Judah Davis.
    Witn: John Davis, James Smith, Mayor Dorman.
    3 Jne 1747, sworn to by Davis & Smith, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 69
14 Oct. 1742
COFFIN, THOMAS, Sr., Somerset Co., planter.
    To eldest son, Joseph Coffan, a gun & my church Bible.
    To second son, John Coffan, a bun & my book A Young Mans Companion.
    To third son, Thomas Coffin, all my land.
    To eldest dau. Rachel Coffan, her bed & her mothers side saddle.
    To youngest dau. Amey Coffan, a bed & 6 pewter plates.
    To youngest son, William Coffan, a bed & my hand mill, he to be free to work at my death & to bargain when he is 21.
    To nephew Samuel Cobb, my other bed, he to be in care of my daus. Rachel & Amey.
    The residue to my 4 youngest chldn.: Thomas, Rachel, William, & Amey Coffan, the former of which to be my extr.
    Witn: Alexander Linch, Absalom Bessix, Daniel Coe.
    3 June 1747, sworn to by Linch & Coe in Worcester Co.

Liber 25, folio 71
1 April 1747
JACKSON, EDWARD, Cecil Co., yeoman.
    To wife & extrx., Sarah Jackson, 1/3 my plntn. Jacksons Outlet, 100a in Susquehanna Hundred.
    The rest to sons John & Edward Jackson & dau. Elizabeth Jackson, all under age.
    Witn: Richard Sedgwick, Henry Jackson, Robert Callander.
    19 May 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn in presence of Henry Jackson, eldest bro. to the dec .

Liber 25, folio 73
12 Feb. 1746/7
MEDFORD, BULMAN, Kent Co.
    To son Machaell Medford, of Hepborn Choice, of Semses Form, & of Gals Addition, & my dw. house.
    To son Thomas Medford the other halves of s tracts.
    To son Unat Medford [under age], all the sterl money in the hands of Mr. Philpott & Anderson, merchts in London.
    To son Joseph Medford, L 100.
    Extrx: wife, Sarah Medford, she & my children to share my p. e.
    Witn: George Medford, John Dunn, Richard Kennard.
    6 March 1746, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 75
21 Oct. 1746
SANDERS, THOMAS, Kent Co. planter.
    To wife & extrx, Mary, for widhood, al my e., but if she mar., to be div. as the law allows betw. her & my 5 chldn: Ebenezer, Temperance, Joseph, Thomas, & Cloanna.
    To 3 sons [all under age], all land equ. div., to Thomas, the part next the mill.
    Witn: Crispin Butler, John Channell, Jacob Caulk.
    6 March 1746, sworn to by Channell & affirmed by Caulk (Quaker?).

Liber 25, folio 76
7 Jan. 1746
MILLER, MICHAEL, Kent Co.
    To son Michael, part of Millers Purchase Resurveyed on Swan Crk. & Broom Stuff Marsh, the main road from Swan Crk. Bridge to Tavern Bridge & Tavern Branch adj. land of Ebenezer Blackistone.
    To son Thomas, part of Millers Purchase Resurveyed adj. land of Samuel Miller.
    To son James, my land between the aboves road & Samuel Millers land.
    To wife, Elizabeth, above her 1/3, her choice of my horses & mares.
    Extrs: wife, Elizabeth, & Ralph Page.
    Witn: Samuel Miller, Thomas Hinton, Edmund Byrne, Rachel Davis. Michael Miller
    6 March 1746, sworn to by Miller, Hinton, & Byrne.

Liber 25, folio 78
28 July 1745
DOUGLASS, GEORGE, Kent Co.
    To wife, Susanna Douglass, all my estate. Witn: Joseph Douglass, James Frisby, Archibald Douglass.
    9 March 1746, sworn to by Joseph Douglass & Frisby.

Liber 25, folio 79
15 Dec. 1746
INCH, BENJAMIN, Steele Pone, Kent Co.
    To the child [Mary Jones is big with], 100a.
    I give 50 to Benjamn Woodland & the other 50 to William Clark.
    Negro man York shall serve my bro. 1 yr. & then be free.
    To my bro. & extr., Wm. Jones, negro woman Bess, a bed, my horse & 2 mares, & other stock.
    To Benjamin Woodland, a bed, hogs, & other stock.
    After Mr. John Thomas is paid some pork . . . .
    To my bro. Bathiedg, 4 cattle.
    Witn: Andrew Devine, Ann Flanilen, Michael Bryan.
    28 March 1747, sworn to by Flanahin & Bryan.

Liber 25, folio 80
28 April 1744
BEAN, JOHN, Kent County, ship carpenter.
    To wife & extrx., Joan, all estate.
    To dau. Elizabeth, 1 sh. sterl.
    Witn: Thomas Cooper, Elizabeth Nowland, Ann Morgan.
    6 June 1747, sworn to by Morgan, & 12 June 1747, sworn to by Nowland.

Liber 25, folio 81
13 Oct. 1746
BARKER, SAMUEL, Prince George's Co.
    To sons Nathaniel Barker, Samuel Barker, John Ballard Barker, & William Barker, 1 sh. apiece.
    To daus. Elizabeth Holly, Mary Davies, Sarah Athey, Elenor Barker, & Ann Barker, 1 sh. each.
    To wife & extrx., Mary Barker, for widhood, the residue, & on her d. equ. div. among all my childn.
    If she d. before John Ballard & William Barker are of age, they are to be under care of their sister Mary Davies.
    Witn: William Hawkins, Jos. Hatton, Jr.
    18 June 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 82
19 Dec. 1746
MOORE, CHARLES, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife & extrx., Sarah Moore, for widhood, my dw. plntn., the land consisting of Confusion & Smiths Forrest, & on her d. or mar., to Thomas Chairs, s. o. Joseph Chairs.
    To s Thomas Chairs also, a dark gray horse, a bed, & negro boy Tom.
    Witn: John Jackson, JohnDavis, George Smith.
    27 March 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 83
15 May 1747
WILLIAMS, MATTHEW, Queen Anns Co. 15 May 1747
    To dau. Rachel Williams, a bed.
    To wife, Rebecca Williams, horse Dragon, & for widhood, the plntn where she now is.
    To son Matthew Williams, 1 sh. sterl.
    To dau. Esther, a 2-yr.-old heifer.
    To son Henry Williams, my dw. plntn., 100a of Salsburys Plains, but if he d. s. p., to son Matthew Williams.
    My p. e. is to be equ. div. between these 4 chidn: Henny, Rachel, Elizabeth, & Jacob Williams.
    Witn: John Baker, Christopher Cross Ruth, Daniel Baker.
    28 May 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., the heir at law did not appear, & the widow chose her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 85
3 Feb. 1746
BAYNARD, JOHN, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To wife, Elizabeth Baynard, the use of my dw. plntn.(except the rowling house & the houses & land rented to Alexander Chalmer) until son Thomas Baynard mar. or reach age of 21, & then, for life, the use of Pitts His Vineyard & Jones Plackett.
    To Henry Casson, 83a in Baynard Large Range Addition.
    To son Thomas Baynard, the rest of the land in Baynard Large Range Addition, Large Range, Pitt His Vineyard. & Jones Plankett, negro boy Pompey, & L 5 a year till he iis 21.
    To dau. Margaret, wife of John Casson, all my land in Dorchester Co. except a tract left by John Bramock betw. Rbt. Spading & me, & negro boy Simon
    To dau. Rachel Baynard, all my land in Talbot Co. & all that is received for my water mill on Dillavaughans Br. in Tuckahoe Neck & 3 negroes - Neroe, Frank, & Sylvia - when she is mar. or reaches the age of 18.
    To wife, Elizabeth Baynard, 1/3 of my p. e. that remains after the children of Joshua Clark dec are paid.
    Extrs: brother, Thomas Baynard, & son-in-law John Casson.
    Witn: Alexander Chalmer, Robert Caid, John Cooke.
    9 April 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 88
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NEVIL, JOHN, St. Luke Parish, Queen Anns Co.
    To son Joseph, Warton & Pender Outrange, on the head of Little Red Lyon Br., 75a; Sewell Fork, 500a adj. the former on the E side s Br.; Solomons Lott, 50a on the E side Sewells Fork; &Tilghmans Discovery, 276a on the E side Double Creek.
    To son John, the rest of my lands, he to be under care of his mother till he is 21, when son Joseph is to be under his care.
    Extrs: wife, Anne Nevil, & son John Nevil.
    Witn: Wm. Carmichael, Jno. H[awkins] Hambleton, Joanna Hambleton.
    9 April 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 90
17 Nov. 1746
BLAKE, RICHARD, Calvert Co.
    To dau. Mary Blake, 4 negroes - Charles, Sarah, Hannah, & a boy Terry - a colt, L 20 sterl., & Cammell Hill or Shore Ditch in Dorchester Co.; one Morgan, a gunsmith, has the papers relating to it.
    To son Thomas Blake, the S part of the land where I now dw., on Quarter Branch & the road to All Saints Church, but if he d. s. p., to sons Richard & Joseph.
    To son Joseph, a part of Upper Bennett formerly belonging to Richard Dallam; His Lordships Favour 50a I bought of Thomas Hinton; a part of His Lordships Favour I bought of Richard Dallam adj. Jeremiah Johnson; Tuecarora Plains on the Eastern Shore; & 2 negroes, Slutter & James; but if he d. s. p., to sons Thomas & Richard; Joseph to have his e. at age 19.
    To son Richard, all the remaining land, but if he d. s. p., to sons Thomas & Joseph.
    Extrx: wife, Susanna Blake.
    Trustees to look after e. of sons Joseph & Richard: son Thomas & friends Joseph Wilson, Sr. & James Heighe.
    Witn: Priscilla Rhodes, Jacob Deall, Hilleary Wilson.
    30 March, 1747, affirmed by Rhodes (Quaker), 3 April 1747, sworn to by the other 2 witn., & 22 May 1747, sworn to by Susannah Blake, extrx.

Liber 25, folio 92
23 March 1746
PERCE, JOHN, St. Mary's Co.
    To son Jonathan & dau. Mildred, negro man Jack in full of negro Flash, their uncle Benjamin Williams to be their guardians until Jonathan is 18 & Mildred 16.
    To son Jonathan, a fiddle, a gun, a pair of money scales, a pair of stillards, all my wearing appl., & 3 yrars schooling.
    To wife, Ann Perce & my 2 youngest children, negroes Ben, Frank, & Sarah.
    To son Stephen, 3 years schooling.
    The residue equ. div. among my wife & 4 chldn.
    Extrs: wife, Ann Perce, & Benjamin Williams.
    Witn: James Egerton, James Granan, James Fitz Jefferys.
    11 May 1747, sworn to by Egerton & Fitz Jefferys, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 93
30 March 1746
FOREST, PATRICK, St. Mary's Co., innholder.
    To wife & extr., Frances Forest, negro woman Jane & negro boy Benjamin.
    To son Richard Forrest, the uppermost part of my land from a wild cherry to Cool Spring Branch, a tract running NE.
    To dau. Sarah Forest, the rest of my s plntn., a gold ring, & the first child that my negro Jane brings.
    To dau. Elizabeth Forest, mulatto child Esther.
    To dau. Bethelem Forest, mulatto child Rose.
    Forest Lodge, 300a in Baltimore Co., to be sold to pay debts.
    Witn: John Stevens, Bridget Dorsay, Hannah Cheverell.
    25 May 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 94
14 April 1747
CLOCKER, DANIEL, Sr., St. Mary's Co.
    To dau. Elizabeth Clocker, Clockers Fancy, 56a adj. the plntn. where I live, & Sisters Freehold.
    Extr: son Daniel Clocker.
    Witn: Jno. Hicks, Joseph Taylor, John Taylor.
    8 June 1747, sworn to by both Taylors.

Liber 25, folio 95
4 June 1747
BIGGS, JOHN, [St. Mary's Co.]
    To wife, Ann Biggs, all estate.
    Witn: [Kenelm Truman] Greenfield, Samuel Keech.
    7 July 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 96
19 March 1746/7
PELLEY, JAMES, Mount Calvert, Prince George Co.
    To son James Pelley, the plntn. I live on that I bought of John Stoddard.
    Bells Miln & 10a near Upper Marlborough are to be sold for L 75 sterl. or land near Senacas & the proceeds to be equ. div. among my sons Richard, Calvert, & Harrison Pilley.
    To dau. Sarah Leitch, a cow & calf & 3 breeding ewes.
    To dau. Elizabeth Mills, 3 breeding ewew & an iron pot.
    To dau. Margaret Launge, a cow & calf, a bed, & 2 breeding ewes.
    To dau. Jemima Pilley, at age of 21 or mar., a cow & calf, a bed, 2 breeding ewes, a sow & pigs, & a gold ring.
    To dau. Kezie Pilley, at age of 21 or mar., a mare, a cow & calf, 3 breeding ewes, a sow & pigs, a bed, & a gold ring.
    My 4 sons - James, Richard, Calvert, Pilley - are to have a year schooling each.
    To wife & extrx, Jane Pilley, for widhood, the residue.
    Witn: James Harvey, John Orme, Thomas Hamilton. James Pelley
    25 June 1747, sworn to by Orme & Harvey.

Liber 25, folio 97
29 Jan. 1746
ECCLESTON, HUGH, Dorchester Co.
    To wife & extrx., Lucretia Eccleston, mulatto woman Jane Price, my riding horse Chester, other stock, & a bed.
    To son Thomas Eccleston, Isaac, s. o. s Jane Price, negro Peter, my dw. plntn. (which my mother, Elenor Eccleston, is to have the use of till he is 18), & the rest of my p. e. unless my wife have another child.
    My uncle John Eccleston to handle the estate of s Thomas till he is 18.
    Witn: Septimus Noell, Samuel Lecompt, David Peterkin, John Lecompt.
    27 July 1747, sworn to by Noell & John Lecompt.

Liber 25, folio 98
25 March 1747
REASLING, MATHIAS, Prince George's Co.
    To wife, Barbara Reasling, my best bed, a woman saddle, & a spinning wheel, & for life, all my lands.
    To son John Realing, L 20.
    To dau.Rachel Reasling, a spinning wheel & a woman pad or pillion.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my s wife & 2 child.
    Extrs: wife & Capt. Johannas Middah.
    Witn: John Beatty, [Osaker Curser], Elias Brock, Catharine Divilplease.
    13 June 1747, sworn to by the widow.

Liber 25, folio 100
16 April 1747
SHIRLEY, RICHARD, St. Mary's Co.
    A hundred a. of the land I live on is to be sold by my wife, with the advice of Robert Greenwell, to pay debts.
    To son Robert Shirley, that part of the land I live on on the E side of the Westones Br. at the head of St. Mary R.
    To wife [not named] for life, the rest of my land, with my mill.
    Witn: Robert Greenwell, Thomas Norriss, John Brion.
    15 July 1747, sworn to by Greenwell & Norris.

Liber 25, folio 100
7 April 1747
WALLER, ISAAC, [St. Mary's Co.]
    My wife & extrx, Mary Waller, is to keep my son Edmuund Waller till he is 20 & to keep in her possn. til he comes of age all that left to my children by their grdfather Thos. Edmunds.
    Ann Robertson is to keep my dau. Margaret Waller till she is 16.
    Witn: Henry Gibbins, Thomas Hall.
    27 July 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 102
6 Dec. 1746
HIGGS, AARON, Talbot Co.
    My wife & extrx., Agness Higgs to have all my land till my son Moses Higgs is 21, when he is to have the land, including the orchard divided by the drain that runs by the church & down to the crk. & she is to have the other
    To son Aaron Higgs, on her d., my wife's share
    Also to wife, who is to give son Moses 2 years schooling, old negro woman Joan & as much tobacco as will buy a side saddle to her liking.
    To dau. Suffia Higgs, mulatto girl Judah.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my 3 chldn.: Moses, Aaron, & Suffia Higgs.
    Witn: Henry Mills, Richard Start, William Lundergin. 5 June 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 101
25 June 1740
JONES, JOHN ALLEN, Talbot Co.
    To John Kinnamont of Talbert Co., my 2 chldn., Hugh & Philemon, to be taught to fear god & read & write till they are 21.
    Extrx: wife, Mary.
    Witn: Francis Jones, P[erry] Benson.
    3 June 1747, sworn to by Benson.

Liber 25, folio 103
20 Sept. 1746
PRICE, ROBERT, Somerset Co.
    To my 4 chldn. - Betty Price, William Price, Mary Price [interlined], Robert Price, & John Price - negro boy Patrick, my wife, Mary Price, to have him for her life.
    Extrx: wife, Mary Price.
    Witn: Robert Given, Ann Hardy, Joseph Husk.
    17 June 1747, sworn to by Given & Husk.

Liber 25, folio 104
26 Feb. 1745
HAIRN, EDWARD, Somerset Co.
    To son James Hairn, negro boy Peter, 6 yds. of narrow broad cloth, 3 yds. of fine linnen, my new fine hat, & my saddle.
    To son Jacob, a bed, a piece of course broad cloth, a felt hat, my chest, & the fold the mare is big with.
    To son Isaac Hairn, a bed & a pot.
    To dau. Anne Hairn, a bed & a large diaper table cloth.
    To wife & extrx., Deborah Hairn, the residue.
    Witn: Southy Wittington, John White, John Pusey.
    11 July 1747, sworn ro by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 106
13 May 1747
RICKCORDS, JOHN, Somerset Co.
    To wife & extrx., Ann, mulatto girl Beaty Hill, a piece of silk, 2 adj. tracts, one 100a of Whetstones, willed to me by Phillip Carter, the other Goodluck 30a.
    To son John Rickcords, part of Rickcords Delig, the land I live on, on the SW side of Tussekey Br., he to be free at 18.
    To son Josias Rickcords, my dw. plntn.& all the rest of the land on the S side of the branch.
    To dau. Elizabeth Rickcords & my child yet unborn, all the rest of Rickcords Delight on the N side of the branch.
    To dau. Nice Rickcords, Turkell Ridge in Worcester Co., on the branches of Broad Crick.
    To dau. Sarah Rickords, 10a of Shippards Crook, in Worcester Co., & negro girl Grace.
    To dau. Susan Rickcords, Carefolly, on a br. of Broad Crk. in Worcester Co.
    To bro. Thomas Rickcords, 10a of Good Luck upon Reconakin.
    To Thomas Callaway, Johns Venter, 75a in [Dorchester] Co. at rhe head of Nanticoke, if he pays for it.
    Witn: Joseph Callaway, Thomas Ralph, Solomon Right.
    18 Aug. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 108
3 Aug. 1747
HOWARD, RUTH, [Anne Arundel Co.]
    To grddau. Elizabeth Hammond, my saddle horse Stump & my wearing appl.
    To Mary Cohoon, the other
    To sons & extrs., John & Edward Dorsey, my p. e.
    To grdson John Grineff Howard 20 sh.
    Witn: James Macgill, Edward Dorsey (son of Edward), Ely Dorsey.
    13 Aug. 1747, sworn to by Edward Dorsey & [Ely Dorsey].

Liber 25, folio 109
17 April 1747
CHAIRES, BENJAMIN, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife & extrx., Mary Chaires, 100a of His Lordships Manner for life, her bed, negro wench Nan, big with child, black cow Smutt, big with calf, my riding mare, & all my hhold goods.
    To eldest son, Benjamin Chaires, 50a of freehold land & 50a of Lordships Manner, together my dw. plntn. Warplesdon Addition, negro wench Judy, a gold ring, a silver spoon, & my mare.
    To son James Chaires, 50a of freehold land, part of Solomans Friendship, & 50a adj. of Lordships Manner, a gray mare, & Negro boy --------.
    To dau. Mary Chaires, negro man Julus.
    To dau. Elizabeth, a yellow negro girl Lydia & a silver cup.
    The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. betw. my 4 chldn: Benjamin, James, Mary, & Elizabeth, the bequests to the boys to be delivered when they are 20, those to the girls when they are 16.
    If my wife marry, my bro. Joseph Chaires is to take the children & their estates.
    Witn: Edward Goodwin, Thomas Wright, Robert Smith.
    29 May 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 110
22 April 1747
OUTTEN, ABRAHAM, Worchester Co.
    To son William Outten, L 50 when he is 20, & if he d. before that, to be equ. div. among the rest of my chldn.
    To son Mathew Outten, the plntn. where I live & the land I bought of John Nilson (except what I have alinated to Capt. Robert King ).
    To son Abraham Outten, the land I bought of Whittington Johnson with the land I bought of Joshua Killen & the land I have laid a warrant on, except 25a I have allotted for Joseph Davis & Joseph Niccelson.
    To my wife & extrx.,Rhoda Outten, during her widhood, negro woman Flone, negro man Sampson, & my p. e.
    To dau. Sarah Outten, negro girl Please.
    To son John Outten, negro man Pero.
    To son Thomas Outten, negro girl Rose.
    To sons John & Thomas Outten, equ div., my houses & lots in Snowhill Town.
    The residue of my p. e. equ. div. among my wife & children: Matthew, William, Sarah, John, Thomas, & Abraham.
    Witn: Wm Kitchin, Wm. Nelson, Allenar Dennis.
    5 June 1747, sworn to by Elioner Dennis & Wm. Kitchin, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 113
23 July 1747
CARLISLE, JOHN, Baltimore Co.
    To his bro. George Carlisle, a mare with fold & a shirt.
    To cousin Nancy Carlisle, the s fold.
    To cousin Richard Deavor, s. o. Daniel Deavor, a colt.
    To Daniel Deavor, 20 sh. due dec from Robert Scott.
    To bro. Robert Carlisle, a shirt.
    To bro. & extr.,Daniel Deavor, 2 shirts.
    23 July 1747, affirmed by Richard Johns (Quaker) & sworn to by Ford Barns.

Liber 25, folio 114
14 Feb. 1746/7
HANSON, HOLLIS, Baltimore Co.
    To bro. Benjamin Hanson, my negro fellow Jack, in custody of Mr. James Osburn, & about 70 b. tob.in the hands of Capt. William Dallam.
    The rest of my goods (except my horse, to Erick Erickson for to make my coffin) to my bro. John Hanson & my 2 sisters [not named].
    Witn: Theos. Baker, William Osborn, Jr.
    15 Aug. 1747, sworn to by Theophilus Baker.

Liber 25, folio 114
28 July 1747
ROLLS, ARCHABALD, Baltimore Co., planter.
    To dau. Mary Ann Standefor, Temporances Lott.
    To dau. Rebecca Rolls, 100a at the W end of Rollors Adventure, a parcel of plank, & a bed.
    To dau. Tmporance Robenson, 100a of Turkey Hills & Archabalds Addition 49a.
    To James Hicks, s. o. Henry Hicks (for the love I have to Mary Hicks, his mother), after my wife d., the 52a remaining at the E End of Rollers Adventure.
    My negro girl Nan is to be sold & the money div. among my wife & childn.
    To my wife, Rebecca, William Edwards, the white servant, for the rest of his term.
    Extrs: William Robertson & my wife, Rebecca Rolls.
    Witn: John Bond, Thomas Bond, Pheabe Jackson.
    27 Aug. 1747, affirmed by both Bonds (Quakers) & sworn to by Jackson.

Liber 25, folio 115
22 April 1747
YOE, NICHOLAS, Queen Anns Co.
    To 3 children Benjamin, John, & Anne, all my p. e. after my wife 1/3, the boys to have their shares at age 18 & the girls at age 15.
    My son Benjamin is to be bound to the sea or some trade in the country.
    Extr: wife, Jane Yoe.
    Witn: William Prior, Caleb Esgate, Jr., Mary Esgite.
    16 July 1747, sworn to by Wm. Prior & Caleb Esgate, Jr.

Liber 25, folio 116
10 April 1747
BIRMINGHAM, JOHN, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife, Elizabeth, 2 cows & calves & 3 ewes over her 1/3.
    To son Charles Birmingham, my dw. plntn., 50a, Birminghams Fortune, & if he d. s. p., my wife should have it, but if she d. first, equ. div. among all my children.
    To son Charles, an orphan boy Nathan & stock.
    To dau. Margaret, for life, the plntn. she lives on, 50a, the other of Birminghams Fortune, & on her d., to son Charles.
    To daus. Elizabeth Thorp, Sarah Teat, Mary Wicks, Elizabeth, Rachel, & Anna Birmingham, 2[?] shoats apiece.
    Extr: son Charles Birmingham.
    Witn: Elizabeth Martin, Chas. Murphy, John Holt.
    14 May 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 119
16 April 1747
EARECKSON, JOHN, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife & extx., Elizabeth Eareckson, for widhood, my dw. house & orchard & 100a.
    To son John Eareckson, on his mother d. or mar., my dw. plntn., but if he d. s. p., to son Mathew Eareckson, but if he d. s. p., to son Jacob Eareckson, but if he d. s. p., to son Johnson Eareckson, but if he d. s. p., to son Charles Eareckson.
    The residue of my p. e.to be equ. div. among my 4 sons - Matthew, Jacob, John, & Charles - & my 3 daus. - Sarah, Susannah,
    & Elizabeth Eareckson.
    Witn: Robt. Small, Joseph Tolson, Jacob Carter.
    23 July 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 121
8 Aug. 1729
MILNER, ISAAC, of London, merchant.
    To bro. Godfry Milner, extr., all estate real & personal.
    1 July 1743, sworn to by Brian Philpot, merchant, & Isaac Baynes, bookkeeper, both of the parish of St. Mary Orgar, London.

Liber 25, folio 123
20 April 1744
MILNER, GODFRY, Richmond, County of Surry, merchant.
    Extrs: Brian Philpot, John Philpot.
    To mother, Mrs. Ann Colmore, wife of Mr. Thomas Colmore, in trust, all estate.
    To dau. Ann Colmore, widow of John Colmore dec , L 100 for mourning.
    Witn: Daniel Mackenzie, Isaac Rayner, both of Parish of St. Clement, East Cheap.
    2 Aug 1744, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 125
9 Oct. 1747
GALLAWAY, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co.
    The Forest & The Adventure, in Baltimore Co., to be sold.
    To Jacob Franklin, Gordon, which I bought of John Franklin.
    To Benjamin Harrison, Beaver Dam Branch, which I bought of John Franklin.
    To wife, Jane Galloway, L 1000, to be paid in Philadelphia, the plate she brought me in marriage, & negro Pompey; she & my youngest dau. are to be removed to Philadelphia.
    To son Joseph Galloway, the parts of Cumberstone devised to me by my father, Samuel Galloway, & the part I purchased of John Giles & Beaversdam & 2/5 of a tract formerly belonging John Blackmore & my p. e. when he is 21, & he is to be brought up by his guardian, my son Samuel Galloway, for the study of law or physick.
    To younger dau., Jenny Galloway, my p. e. at age of 18 or mar., her guardians to be John Dillwyn & Wm. Coleman of PhilaDelphia.
    The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. betw. my 3 chldn. Samuel Galloway, Mary Chew, & Joseph Galloway.
    Whereas I gave my s dau. negro childe Abigal . . . .
    Overseers: my bros. Joseph Galloway & Joseph Cowman.
    Witn: J. Hamilton, Willm Coale, William Coal, Jr., Samuel Coale.
    21 Oct. 1747, affirmed by Wm. & Saml. Coale (Quakers) & on 22 Oct. sworn to by Dr. John Hamilton.

Liber 25, folio 129
10 Aug. 1747
PURDDUM, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co.
    To son Benjamin Purddum, Purddums Choice, the 100a I live on.
    To wife, Mary Purddum, for widhood, my p. e.
    To grdson John Purddum, L 15 when he is 21 to be paid by my 3 sons John, Jeremiah, & Benjamin Purddum.
    Extrs: wife, Mary Purddum, & son John Purddum, whom I empower to confirm to Mr. Richard Snowden, Sr., An Addition to
    Purdums Contrivance 89a & Purddums Pitt 11a.
    Witn: Matthias Gray, William Hanks, Thomas Hutchcraft.
    14 Sept. 1747, sworn to by Gray & Hutchcraft.

Liber 25, folio 131
11 July 1747
CALDWELL, JOHN, Somerset Co.
    The money due from Capt. George Parris & Dr. Jackson . . . my of the sloop to be sold & the money applied to my debts.
    To son Joshua Caldwell, 1 sh. sterl.
    To son John Caldwell, my large looking glass & 4000 feet of inch plank.
    To my 2 sons-in-law, William Venable & Joseph Scroggen, in full of the portions of their wives, Mary Venable & Sarah Scroggen, the use of my saw mill to saw 12,000 feet of plank each.
    To wife, Mary Caldwell, for widhood, all my houses about my mills.
    To my youngest son, Samuel Caldwell, when he is free from his master, Robert Mills, necessary proceeds from the mills, & on the mar. or d. of his mother, when he is 2, the lands where I now live, my right in Salsberry, & p. p.; if he d. s. p., to son John Caldwell.
    To grdson John Handy, Maccoughs House (my landing house) & 40 sq. ft. on the main street between Longos House & the Quarter where Ammey lives.
    To John Handy & Mary Handy, their portions out of the profit of the mills.
    Trustees: Wm. Venables & Joseph Scroggen, to be advised by Col. Robert King & Capt. Henry Ballard.
    11 July 1747 Extrs: wife, Mary, & son Samuel Caldwell.
    Witn: Joshua Porter, Nick. Fountain, Jonathan Shockley, William Winder.
    19 Aug. 1747, sworn to by Porter, Fountain, & Winder.

Liber 25, folio 133
28 Nov. 1747
PHEBUSS, GEORGE, Smerset Co.
    To wife, Mary Phebuss, for her widhood, my negro man --------- & my negro girl Fender, & on her mar. or d., to my 2 sons Samuel & John Phebuss, & Fender first child to my grddaus. Mary Spicer & Anne Spicer.
    To eldest son George Phebuss, 1 sh. sterl.
    To my 2 grdsons George Phebuss & John Phebuss, the plntn. where son George Phebuss lives, adj. John Rigbys land, on the W side the gut that separates it from the plntn. where I live.
    To my sons Samuel & John Phebuss, the plntn. I live on & the residue.
    To dau. Alice Spicer, stock & hhold furn.
    To grdchldn. George, John, Mary, Elizabeth, & Eunice Phebuss, at age 21 for the boys & 16 for the girls, L 10 apiece.
    Extr: son Samuel Phebuss.
    Witn: William Jones, William Ballard, Henry Wright.
    1 Sept. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 135
14 July 1746
BEDFORD, SAMUEL, [Dorchester Co.]
    To wife & extrx., Rebecca Bedford, for life, the plntn. where I live as far as the fence between my son & her & the use of p. e.
    To son-in-law Philip French, on my wife d., L 3.
    To son Thomas Bedford, the residue.
    Witn: Jos. Ennalls, Henry Ennalls, Jr., W[illiam] Wheyland.
    10 June 1747, sworn to by both Ennallses.

Liber 25, folio 136
28 April 1747
SMITH, THOMAS, Great Choptank Parish, Dorchester Co.
    To son William Smith, my 2d best chest of drawers.
    To son John Steven Smith, a horse Toping & my tall chest of drawers.
    To dau. Ann, wife of Joseph Griffith, my 3d best chest of drawers.
    Extrs: sons William Smith & John Steven Smith.
    Witn: William Murray, George Griffith.
    10 June 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 137
22 Jan. 1746
WALLIS, RICHARD, Dorchester Co.
    To son Thomas Wallis, a young bay mare.
    To son Charles Wallis, L 10 sterl.
    To son Mattew Wallis, a horse colt.
    To sons Staplefort Wallis & Richard Wallis, 1 sh. sterl. each.
    To son Joseph Wallis, a gray horse.
    To wife & extrx., Bethule Wallis, residue.
    Witn: Raymond Staplefort, William Stanfort, Henry Fisher
    10 June 1747, sworn to by Stanfort & Fisher.

Liber 25, folio 138
31 March 1747
WRIGHT, EDWARD, Dorchester Co.
    To son Joshua Wright, Chapmans Fellowship, in Baltinore Co.
    To wife & extrx, Martha, for life, all my land in Dorchester Co., & on her d., to my 5 sons: William, Edward, Levin, Jacob, & Lemuel; also my moveable e., but my negro boy Peter may be sold to pay debts.
    To 3 daus. [not named], on their mother d., negro woman Hannah. Witn: William Cowsey, Sr., William Wright, John Finch
    12 Aug. ----, sworn to by Cowsey & Finch.

Liber 25, folio 139
15 July 1747
WINGATE, JOHN, Dorchester Co., planter.
    To son Thomas Wingate, Joseph Stanaway Lott, Fox Point, part of Wingates Design, part of Southampton near the Min[g?] Marsh to an oak betw. s Thomas land & his sister near Fox Creek, hhold furn, stock, & tools.
    To dau. Rachel Scott the rest of Southampton, the rest of Wingates Design, a heifer, a dish, a plate, & negro Nan.
    To son John Wingate, The Heart of Farham & part of Hants Content, both near the head of Farham Crk., & tools.
    To dau. Lucy Parks, Museetor Neck & Colliers Forest & my young bay mare.
    To dau. Priscilla Sanders, a bed & my maple chest of drawers.
    To dau. Rebecca Wingate, negro boy Peter, my great chest, a heifer, & a sow.
    To dau. Mary Wingate, negro Moll, a heifer, a sow, & a dish.
    To dau Comfort Wingate, a bed & other hhold furn. & my little negro girl Nan.
    To dau. Mary Ritchett, a pewter candlestick & my money scales.
    To daus. Elizabeth Harper & Hanner Meridith, 2 black chairs each.
    To dau. Ann Ptitchett, a heifer.
    To son Henry Wingate, a ewe, a lamb, & a black chair.
    To my little boy James, a young grey horse.
    To wife & extrx., for life, my dw. plntn.
    Witn: Benjamin Todd, William Wingate, John Mesick
    20 Aug. 1747, sworn to by Todd & Wingate.

Liber 25, folio 142
3 June 1747
RUSSAM, EDWARD,Dorchester Co., planter.
    To wife, Ann Russam, negro woman Daphina & 1/3 my p.e.
    My friend, neighbor, & extr., Edward Trippe, is to have the care of my 3 sons till they are 21: Winlock, Edward, & James Russam.
    Witn: William Murray, John Dean, Mary Dean.
    27 Aug. 1747, sworn to by Wm. Murray & John Dean.

Liber 25, folio 143
7 April 1747
SMITH, SARAH, Calvert Co., [widow].
    To son-in-law Joseph Hall, negro man Roger, negro woman Phillis, dec husband.
    To nephew Parker Young, negro woman Darkey.
    To son John Smith, negro man Cesar, Negro woman Pegg, & all the maps & pictures hanging in the hall.
    The rsidue to s Joseph Hall & Parker Young, my extrs.
    Witn: T[homas] Sheredine, William Holland, Jr.
    13 Oct. 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 144
29 March 1747
YOUNG, JOHN, Cecil Co., blacksmith.
    To sons Joseph, Samuel, & John Young, the plntn. I live on equ. div.
    Extrx: wife, Mary Young.
    Witn: Amos Fogg, Samuel Watt, John Gibson.
    10 Oct. 1747, sworn to by Fogg & Watt in presence of Joseph Young, eldest bro. to dec, the eldest son being a minor.

Liber 25, folio 145
22 June 1746
WARD, MARGARET, Talbot Co.
    To nephew William Tilghman & such of my relatives on the Western Shore as my bro. Richard Bennet shall direct, or if he d., as my nephew Edward Lloyd shall direct, L 100 sterl apiece.
    To cousins Anna Maria (wife of Tho. Ringold), Anna Maria (d. o. George Robins), Henrietta Maria (d. o. Samuel Chamberlain), Anna Maria (d. o. Wm Tilghman), & Elizabeth (d. o. Jeremiah Nicols), L 20 sterl. apiece.
    To cousins Anna Maria Hemsley & Mary Hemsley, L 10 apiece.
    To cousin Ann, d. o. Saml. Chamberlain, L 12.
    To cousins James, Samuel, & Robert Chamberlain, L 5 sterl. apiece.
    To cousins Richard, James, & Margaret, children of Wm. Tilghman, L 12 apiece.
    To cousin Henrietta Maria Earle, L 12.
    To niece Ann, wife of Matthew Tilghman, my gold watch.
    To nephew Matthew Tilghman, L 100, my chariot, all my pewter, & all other furniture.
    To cousin Margaret, d. o. Matthew Tilghman, a mullatto girl Eve.
    To Mary, d. o. John Wright, L 40, a bed, & stock.
    To cousin Elizabeth, d. o. Edward Lloyd, my lands in Queen Anns Co. - Neneveth, Nenveh Addition, & Mill Range - but if she d. s. p., to my cousin Edward Lloyd (s. o. s Edward).
    To St. Michaels Parish Church, pulpit cloth, communion table cloth, & prayer book.
    To Frances Bozman, my black satin gown, black quilted petticoat, & L 20.
    To sister Anna Maria Tilghman, my black velvet robe & hood.
    To s sister & my nieces Henrietta Chamberlain & Deborah Nicols, each a set of my head cloaths.
    To nieces Henrietta Chamberlain, Margaret (wife of Wm. Tilghman), Deborah (wife of Jeremiah Nichols), & Ann (wife of Matthew Tilghman), clothes - & some of my clothes to my negro woman who attended me indoors & to each of my negro women who labored outdoors, a petticoat & waiscoat of new stuff.
    My negro Great Harry, in consideration of his having been an honest, faithful slave, to be set free.
    To niece Ann, wife of Matthew Tilghman, & Matthew & Margaret, their children, all my gold rings.
    To 2 cousins Matthew Ward Tilghman & Margaret Tilghman, chldn. of my nephew Matthew Tilghman & Ann, his wife, all my plate & negroes & the residue.
    Extr: nephew Matthew Tilghman.
    Witn: Edward Knott, J Leeds, George Porter, Sarah Jarman, Mary Stains.
    6 Oct. 1747, sworn to by Knott, Jarman, & Porter.

Liber 25, folio 148
26 Aug. 1747
GIBB, JOHN, Queen Anns Co.
    To my 19 negro slaves & their issue perfect freedom: Richard, Absalom, Thomas, Peter, Abraham, Isaac, William, Jacob, Elizabeth, Sr., Elizabeth, Jr., Hannah, Wealthy, Anne, Rebecca, Alice, Martha, Sarah, Jane, & Rachel.
    To s 19 negroes, Kelmanams Plains Addition, on whch I now dwell, on the N side the Unicorn Branch & Knowlss Range.
    To my 3 negro men - Richard, Absalom, & Thomas - my wearing appl.
    To bro. William Gibb & John Gibb, his son, of Great Britain, 1 sh. sterl. each.
    To kinswoman Jannet Cleitand, 1 sh. sterl.
    To godson John Thomson, s. o. Mr. Dowdall Thomson, my riding horse & saddle, my sealing ring, silver watch, and plate.
    Extrs: James Massey, Sr., & John Hadley, Sr.
    Witn: James Massey, Jr., John Spriy, Thomas Hadley, James Morris.
    22 Oct. 1747, sworn to by Massey, Spriy, & Morris.

Liber 25, folio 150
19 March 1744/5
COMPTON, MATTHEW, Sr., Charles Co.
    To son Saml. Compton, that part of my estate he has in Virginia & 2 sh. sterl.
    To dau. Susanna Whitely, dau. Elender Slye, & grdson Mattew Compton Parker 2 sh. sterl. apiece.
    To son & extr., Matthew Compton, the residue of my e. r. & p.
    Witn: George Briscoe, William Howard.
    5 Sept. 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 151
21 July 1747
GRANGER, CHRISTOPHER, Kent Co.
    To bro. John Granger, negro Simon, & on s John d., to my cousin John Granger, s. o Thomas Granger.
    To cousin Elizabeth Bryan, d. o. James Bryan, a cow & calf & 3 ewes.
    To cousin William Granger, stock.
    To Sarah Granger, d. o. my wife, negro woman Judy, negro boy Will, my hhold furn., & stock.
    To wife & extrx., Ann Granger, the residue.
    Witn: John Sudler, Emory Sudler.
    4 Sept. 1747, sworn to by Joseph Sudler & Emory Sudler.

Liber 25, folio 152
21 Feb.1745
SHIRBURN, CLEAR, St. Mary's Co.
    To son Richard Brooks, a large copper kettle.
    To son Baker Brooks, a bed.
    To the priest that buries me, 1000 lbs. tob.
    To son & extr., Nicholas Shirburn, the residue.
    Witn: John Miles.
    6 Aug. 1747, sworn to by John Miles.

Liber 25, folio 153
22 Aug. 1747
BINKS, JOHN, St. Mary's Co., planter.
    To friend Richard Molyneax, 2 negro men, Tom & Bowls, a boat, 2 beds, other hhold furn., & 3 stears.
    To Hannah Dorsey, my black horse Spark & her mother clothes besides what belongs to her from her father estate.
    To my godson John Burne, s. o. James Burne, my bay horse, which is down at Mr. Lockers, & other stock.
    To goddau. Sarah Fitzjeffery, a cow & a ewe & lamb.
    To godson Misey Griggs, s. o. George Griggs, Sr. , a cow & a ewe & lamb.
    To friend Jane Bending, an old bed.
    To friend Vitus, my small gun & my case with bottles.
    To John Dorcey, my biggest pot & pot hooks & frying pan.
    To John Dorcey & Patrick Boyd, all my wearinf appl. from top to toe.
    To William Harrison, s. o. William Harrison, my own riding sorrel horse.
    The residue to John Dorcey, my late wife son, & Bridget Roads & Hannah Dorcey, his sisters.
    Extrs: Vitus Herbert & John Dorcey.
    Witn: Gilbert Bending, Katharine Kirk. John J Binks
    31 Aug. 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 155
7 April 1745
ONEALE, PETER, St. Mary's Co.
    To wife & extrx., Ann Oneale, for widhood, the plntn. where I dw., part of Crackbone, & on her d. or mar., to son John Oneale, & if he d. s. p., to son James Oneale, & if he d. s. p. to be equ. div. among all my daus.
    To s wife, for her widhood, my p. e., & if she mar., to each of my children - Elizabeth Oneale, Sarah Oneale, Mary Oneale, Peter Lamar Oneale, & James Oneale - a bed & other hhold furn.
    Witn: Mevl. Lock, Ja[mes] Wood, John Suete.
    16 Sept. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 157
23 Aug. 1727
GULLEY, THOMAS, Talbot Co.
    To wife, for life, my dw. plntn., part of Ashby, & on her d. to son Charles, he & she to be extrs.
    To sons Thomas & Bartholomew, each a young horse worth L 5.
    To daus. Ann & Rachel, each a cow & calf.
    Witn: Robert Goldsborough, John Sutton, Sarah Moore.
    27 Oct. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 158
14 Aug. 1747
HUNT, THOMAS, Calvert Co.
    To wife & extrx. [not named], for widhood, my dw. house & land & my p. e., but if she mar., s r. e. to son Thomas & my movables equ. div. among my wife & children.
    Witn: William Hardesty, Job Hunt, Thomas Rhodes.
    14 Nov. 1747, sworn to by Hardesty & affirmed by Hunt & Rhodes (Quakers?).

Liber 25, folio 159
25 Sept. 1747
TAYLOR, EVERARD, Calvert Co.
    To son Bryan Taylor, when he is 18, my library of books & my pamphlets, a large chest to pack the books & papers in, the desk that stands in my room at the store, & the small tools of several sorts.
    Extrx: wife Sarah Taylor.
    Witn: C[harles] Clagett, J[ohn] Rigby, Amy Batson.
    16 Nov. 1747, sworn to by Clagett & Rigby.

Liber 25, folio 159
1 Dec. 1737
HATTON, JOSEPH, Prince George's Co.
    To wife & extrx., Lucy Hatton, 1/3 my p. e.
    One hundred acres given my mother, Mary Hatton, by the will of my father, William Hatton, to the persons her will gave it.
    To dau. Mary Hatton, a child part at age 16 or mar.
    To son Joseph Hatton, 400a beginning at the mouth of Cowpers Br., the next br. up Piscataway Crk. to Thos. Middletons plntn, the br. used in the will of my father to divide the land bequeathed to my sister Penelope Middleton from the land bequeathed to me; also to Joseph L 30, & he is to maitain my son William for his life.
    To son Nathaniel, 200a incl. the plntn I live on.
    To son Richard, 200a & the rest of my land.
    The rest of my e. to my 4 sons Joseph, Nathaniel, Richard, &Joshua & my dau. Elizabeth.
    Witn: John Frazer, Mary Whitmore, Margaret Whitmore.
    14 Nov. 1747, sworn to by Frazier, Mary Whitmore, Margaret Claton alias Whitmore, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 161
9 Oct. 1747
FRANKLIN, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co., planter.
    To son-in-law JosephChew, a small gun.
    To son John Franklin, horse Little Bay.
    To son Robert, a small bay mare called his.
    To wife & extrx., Isabell Franklin, the residue, Elizabeth to have her part at age of 17 or mar.
    Witn: William Fisher, William Matthews.
    11 Nov. 1747, sworn to by both witn.& the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 163
2 Dec. 1745
HOLLIDAY, ROBERT, [Baltimore Co.], surgeon.
    To wife, Achsah Holliday, for life, my p. e., lots in Baltimore Town, plntn Goshen Resurveyed with stock & servants, provided all be given to the child she bears, but for want of heirs, to my bro. James Holliday.
    Extr: Capt. Charles Ridgely.
    Witn: Lyde Goodwin, John Ensor, John Hoddin.
    2 Oct. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow declared she would not abide by the will.

Liber 25, folio 164
23 day 8th mo. [Oct.] 1747
HITCHCOCK, GEORGE, Baltimore Co., miller.
    To grdson George Fye, 100a with my water mill & dw. & other improvements, & if he d. s. p., to his sister Elinor Tye; to s George also, when he is 20, negro boy Oliver.
    To grddau. Elinor Tye, Knights Addition to Painters Den, 50a to be conveyed to me by William Knight; also, when she is 20, negro girl Lucy.
    To grddau. Susannah Tye, when she is 21, negro boy James.
    To son & dau. John & Presoscia Tye, negro Sarah.
    Extrs: wife, Mary Hitchcock, & son-in-law, John Tye.
    Witn: Henry Sayter, John Cook, Aquila Carr.
    4 Nov. 1747, sworn to by Sayter & Cook.

Liber 25, folio 165
20 July 1744
STRINGER, SAMUEL, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel Co., practitioner of physick.
    To wife & extrx., Lydia, for life, part of Warfields Contrivance with my dw. & other houses, Hobbs Park, The Addition to Hobbes Park, & Stringers Addtion.
    To son Samuel, my brick house in Annapolis, but if he d. before age 21, the rent to pay for education of my dau. Ann & my son Richard, & s house to descend to son Richard.
    To son Samuel & daus. Lucy & Ann, Ivey Church, at Little Pipe Crk., in Prince George's [now Frederick] Co.
    To son Richard, Chestnut Ridge, in Baltimore Co. Witn: Alexander Warfield (s. o. Richard), Joseph Hall, Benjamin Warfield, Joshua Warfield (s. o. Alexander).
    5 Dec. 1747, sworn to by Alexander & Joshua Warfield & Joseph Hall.

Liber 25, folio 167
8 Sept. 1746
LEE, ANNA MARIA, Prince George's Co.
    To my extr., Capt. Thomas Addison, in General Braggs reg , 2 negro wenches, Old Sarah & Young Sarah, negro boys Jimmy & Lauther, negro girls Nanny, Molly, & Kate, plate, house linnen, & everything else.
    Witn: [The Rev ] H[enry] Addison, A. Murdock, E[linor] Addison.
    1 Sept. 1747, sworn to by both Addisons.

Liber 25, folio 168
23 Sept. 1747
PIBORN, JOHN, Sr., Prince George's Co.
    Extrs: sons Jacob Piborn & Benjamin Piborn.
    To son John Piborn, my roan mare Blaze.
    To son Benjamin Piborn, my 2 plough horsees, a bed, my gray mare, & the orphan boy Charles Hyatt till he is 21.
    To son Jacob Piborn, bay horse Punch, called Benjamin .
    To dau. Ruth Piborn, either the colt that belongs to the gray mare or the roan called Benjamins mare & a cow & calf & a bed.
    To dau. Mary Piborn, a bed & a cow & calf.
    To daus. Rachel Calvin & Sarah Prather, 1 sh. each.
    What is left to daus. Mary & Ruth to be held by their bros. Jacob & Benjamin till they are married.
    Witn: Benjamin Chitty, Charles O Neal, Geo. Nichols.
    25 Nov. 1747, sworn to by Chitty & Neal.

Liber 25, folio 170
20 Oct. 1747
SMOOT, JOHN, Prince George's Co., planter.
    To son John, Beall Design 100a & a young gray horse I bought of James Perry.
    To son Edward, Brumford 100a & a young bay mare.
    To dau. Mary, a young bay mare bought of James Perry.
    To wife & extrx., Mary, a young horse Prince & 1/3 the residue of my p. e.
    The residue of my p. e. to my children, who are to be free at age 18 or mar.
    Witn: Solomon Stimton, James Harrison, Thomas Birdwistte.
    25 Nov. 1747, sworn to by Harrison & Birdwitte.

Liber 25, folio 171
Oct. 1747
CROCKETT, JOHN, Baltimore Co.
    To sister Hannah Crockett, 500a at the upper end of the Isles of Caperea & the rents eue on a lease to Saml. Standeford.
    To wife & extrx., Mary Crockett, the residue of proceeds of sale of 500a of Marino & 300a of Colerain, my dw. plntn.
    To Mary Dorsey, d. o. my bro.-in-law Ely Dorsey, the rest of Marino, provided that David Copitan be allowed to live there
    To the end of his lease.
    To Nathan Richardson, s. o, my bro.-in-law Nathan Richardson, the rest of Colerain.
    Witn: Daniel Richardson, Thomas Sprigg, Thomas Lingan, Edward Sprigg, 3d.
    2 Dec. 1747, affirmed by Richardson (Quaker) & sworn to by both Spriggs.

Liber 25, folio 173
11 Sept. 1747
WRIGHT, THOMAS HYNSON, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife, Mary Wright, for life, mullatto slave Sibb.
    To sons Nathan Samuel Turbutt Wright & Thomas Wright, anything left of my lands after paying my debts.
    To s 2 sons & grddau. Sarah Wright, the residue of my p. e.
    Extrs: my 2 s sons.
    Witn: Cha. Downes, Jno. Jackson, John Wilkinson.
    12 Oct. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Nath. Sml. Turbutt Wright, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 174
13 Aug. 1736
NEEDLES, THOMAS, Queen Anns Co.
    To children John Needles, William Needles, Mary Johnson, & Priscilla Needles, 1 sh. sterl each.
    To wife & extrx. [not named], the residue.
    Witn: John Johnson, John Hollinsworth, Charles Hynes.
    13 Oct. 174[7], sworn to by Hollinsworth & Hynes.

Liber 25, folio 175
12 Sept. 1747
HALL, LAURANCE, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To son John Hall, the 75a on the W end of Hog Harbour he lives on & a bed.
    To son William Hall, the 75a of Hog Harbour he lives on next to s John part.
    To son Edward Hall, the 75a of Hog Harbour next to s William part & a bed.
    To son Laurence Hall, the 75a of Hog Harbour next to s Edward part & a bed.
    The residue to s 4 sons, John & William to be extrs.
    Witn: John Browne, John Folkner, Burton Francis Faulkner.
    15 Oct. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn in presence of John Hall, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 177
18 July 1747
EMORY, ARTHUR, Queen Anns Co.,Gent.
    To son Thomas Emory, L 10.
    To son James Emory, 200a parts of Trustram Addition & Coarsey Upon Wye.
    To son Gedion Emory, 200a of Fortune, St. Paul, & Carrmans Crk & 5 slaves: George, Hannah,Christopher, Esther, Henry.
    To sons John Emory & Arthur Emory, 5 sh. each.
    To each of my daus. - Ann Sudler, Sarah Carter, Juliana Kemp, & Lettetlier Kirby- 5 sh.
    To wife Jaquelienne Emory, these 4 slaves: Jamy, Mary, Frank, & Will; & 2 more: Rachel & Moses.
    Extrs: wife Jaquelienne & son James Emory.
    Witn: William Emory, Thomas Emory, John Emory.
    25 Nov. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of John Emory, Jr., heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 179
22 Sept 1747
JACKSON, GEORGE, Queen Anns Co.
    To son Thomas Jackson, negro Jeney.
    To dau. Elizabeth Seager, negro girl Subina.
    To Moses Floyd a stoned colt.
    Extr: son Benjamin Jackson, to him the rest of my e. except my wife [not named]1/3.
    Witn: Daniel Chapman, James Sloss, Francis Jackson. Geo. Jackson
    27 Nov. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 180
23 Sept. 1747
DICKENSON, HANNAH, Talbot Co., widow.
    To son William Dickenson, for life 3 negroes - Liverpoole, Bob, & Cate - & on his d., to grdson James Dickenson, & if my s son William d. before my s grdson is 21, then to be held by Pollard Edmondson, my son-in-law.
    To dau. Elizabeth Walker, for life, 3 negroes - Juck, Sarah, & Pegg - & then to be div. betw. my 2 grdsons Anthony & Thomas Dickenson; to child s Elizabeth is with, negro girl Lucy.
    To dau. Mary Edmondson, for life, 2 negroes - Nelly & Jack, her youngest child - & on s Mary d. to my grdchildn Lucretia, Ann, & Mary Edmondson.
    To grdson James Edondson, negro girl Diana.
    To dau. Ann Dickenson, 8 negroes: Pompey, Sipes, Catoe, Sall, Spindelow, Jacob, Casey, & Rachel & hhold furn., her part of the e. of her father, James Dickenson; & she is to be put to school in Philadelphia for 2 yrs.
    To son-in-law Philip Walker, the remainer of my syder, 20 bushells of wheat, 10 bushells of oats, & all the glass bottles.
    My negro fellow Jo I leave a free man
    Witn: Samuel Abbott, David Jones, Priscilla Abbott.
    11 Nov. 1747, sworn to by Samuel & Priscilla Abbott.

Liber 25, folio 184
1 Jan. 1743
LOVEDAY, SARAH, Talbot Co., housekeeper.
    To grddau. Sarah Prouse, 1 sh. sterl.
    To son & extr., Thomas Loveday, the residue.
    Witn: Hannah Dobson, John Nedles, Isabel Dobson, Isaac Dobson.
    14 Nov. 1747, affirmed by Hannah Dobson (Quaker) & sworn to by Isabel Dobson.

Liber 25, folio 185
1 Oct. 1747
WALES, JOHN, Talbot Co., taylor.
    To son John Wales, all my lands on St. Michaels [Miles] River & elsewhere & my hand mill.
    To son Robert Wales, my best bed.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my sons John & Robert Wales & my dau. Elizabeth Blades, but my wife is to enjoy all my e. for life.
    Extrs: wife [not named] & son John Wales.
    Witn: Jo. Hopkins, John Hewes, Mary Blades, Sr.
    27 Nov. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 186
25 2d mo.(April), 1747
TREW, WILLIAM, Sr. Kent Co.
    To cousin William Trew, s. o. my bro. John Trew of Kent Co., late dec , my dw. plntn. on the upper 210a of Cornelius Commygs Choice, the lower 200a to Morgan Brown, but if s William d. s. p., the upper 210a to my cousin John Trew.
    To cousin William Trew, Jr., 3 negroes: Cesar, Jack, & Kate.
    To cousin John Trew, negro girl Darke.
    To Rebecca Thomas, widow, negro girl Jonne, about 13 yrs of age, my silver watch, & gold sleeve buttons.
    To cousin William Clark, my wearing appl.
    To grddau. Anna Wilmer, negro girl Ann.
    To Hannah Bodean, 6 head of sheep & a cow & calf.
    Extrs: cousin William Trew, Jr., & John Trew. William Trew
    Witn: Robert George, Joseph George, Isaac Milton.
    25 June 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 188
22d day of 1st mo. [March] 1747
CORSE, JAMES, Kent Co., planter.
    To wife, Ann Corse, my dw. house.
    To son James Corse, extr., my dw. plntn. with the other my dw. house, but if he d. s. p., to my son Michael Course, but if he d. s. p., to son Caleb Corse, but if he d. s. p., to son David Corse.
    To dau. Rachel Redgrave, a young ewe.
    To dau. Ann England, a suit of callico curtains.
    To dau. Elizabeth Howard, a 2-yr-old heifer & hhold furn.
    To my [dau.] Hannah Briscoe, a young ewe.
    To dau. Offley, L 1.
    To dau. Mary Curry, a small looking glass.
    The residue to my children James, Michael, Caleb, & David Corse. Witn: Michael Corse, John Dunn, Peter Ball, John Corse, Jr.
    8 July 1747, affirmed by Michael Corse & John Corse, Jr. (Quakers?) & sworn to by Ball.

Liber 25, folio 189
22 May 1747
BARNEY, FRANCIS, Kent Co., carpenter.
    To 2 grdsons, Isaac Perkins & Barney Corse, Barneys Forest 150a, 100a of Essex purchased of Wm. Debruler, & adj. thereto, Warners Addition, equ. div.
    To grddau. Araminta Perkins, 100a of Richards Adventure.
    To grddau. Mary Perkins, White Marsh 100a.
    To son-in-law Ebenezer Perkins, negro man Mingo.
    To dau. Sarah Perkins, wife of s Ebenezer, black horse Prince.
    To kinsman Moses Alford, my pistles, holster, sword, & belt.
    To negro man Mingo, all wearing appl. except my beaver hat.
    Extrs: sons-in-law, Ebenezer Perkins & James Corse.
    Witn: Benjamin Burgin, James Cann, Thos. Bowers.
    8 Aug. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.
    Codicil. 13 July 1747
    To son-in-law James Corse, Warners Addition, my riding horse Rock, & my beaver hat.
    Witn: Jane Roberts, Willm. Atwix, Thos. Bowers. Francis Barney
    8 Aug. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 191
6 Nov. 1746
HOWARD, AMBROSE, Kent Co., planter.
    To wife & extrx., Barbara Howard, for widhood, my dw. plntn.; if she mar., to sons George Howard & John Gould Howard, according to tenor of lease, s sons to be for themselves at age 18.
    To son George Howard, horse Turk, but if he marry Mary Stanley or any of that family, s plntn. all to John Gould Howard.
    To son John Gould Howard, horse Batt.
    To 3 sons, Ambrose, Davison, & Christopher Howard, 1 sh. sterl. apiece.
    The residue of my m. e. to be equ. div. among my wife, my sons George & John Gould Howard, & my dau. Mary Stevens.
    Witn: Thos. Gould, Thos. Hawsworth, Mary Hawsworth
    8 Aug. 1747, sworn to by Thos. Gould & Thos. Hawksworth.

Liber 25, folio 193
7 Oct. 1747
BOWERS, WILLIAM, [Kent Co.], nuncupative will taken
    James Roberts & William Cannady both deposed last evening that Bowers said his 2 sons [not named] were to be on their own
    at age 18 & that he d. about midnight.

Liber 25, folio 194
20 Nov. 1742
FOWLER, THOMAS, Prince George's Co.
    To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Fowler, all estate.
    Witn: Leonard Wayman, Robert Constable, Thomas Edney. Thomas Fowler
    9 Jan. 1747, sworn to by Wayman & Edney.

Liber 25, folio 194
17 Feb. 1741/2
FOTTRELL, EDWARD, Baltimore Co.
    To son Edward Fottrell, the mill & land on Jones Falls near Baltimore Town & 100a I bought of William Peel & negro boy Tom.
    To son Thomas Fottrell, 3 adj. lots in Baltimore Town & negro boy Paul.
    To dau. Achsah, money from sale of the house & lot I live on & negro woman Moriah.
    Extrs: Basil Dorsey & Alexander Dawson.
    Witn: T. Sheredine, Francis North, Elinor Smith.
    To William Payne, late of Cork, the use of s mill & land in consideration that he care for my 3 chldn
    The rest of my negroes & all my furniture to be sold.
    Witn: Benedict Bourdillon, Jannette Janssen Bourdillon, Lawrence Maynard.
    23 Jan. 1744, sworn to by J. J. Bourdillon.
    18 April 1742 & 6 May 1742, respectively, Alexander Lawson & Basil Dorsey renounced the extrship.
    16 May 1746 & 4 Feb. 1747, respectively, sworn to by Lawrence Maynard & Thomas Sheredine.

Liber 25, folio 197
9 Jul 1747
WHITE, FRANCIS, Somerset Co.
    To wife, Mary White, a bed & 1/3 of my m. e.
    To son Francis White, my dw. plntn. & land, The Outlett.
    Daus. Mary, Margaret, & Sarah White to have liberty to live on s plntn. as long as they are unmar.
    The residue of my m. e. to sons John, Thomas, Francis, & Henry White & my daus. Priscilla Hopkins & Mary, Margaret, & Sarah White.
    Extrs: wife, Mary White, & son Thomas White.
    Witn: George Jones, Samuel Jones, John Roberts. Francis W White
    26 Sept. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 198
27 May 1747
MACGRAH, ROBERT, Somerset Co., planter.
    To mother, Jane Macgrah, my dw. house & plntn. in the Neck willed me by Owen Macgrah, my father.
    Witn: Henry Ballard, William Miles, John Parker.
    19 Nov. 1747, sworn to by Ballard & Parker.

Liber 25, folio 199
22 Dec. 1747
FRAIN, JAMES, Somerset Co., Gent.
    To son-in-law James Hardy, all the land & marsh in his possession.
    To 2 grdchldn., Temperance & Mary Frain, d. o. my son James Frain, at age of 20 or mar., L 100 & a young negro each.
    To my sister Magdalin Smith, the use of negro wench Dinah for the support of my 2 s grdchldn.
    To dau. Temperance Acworth, a 3-yr.-old heifer.
    To dau. Ann Frain, negro woman Selby.
    To grdson Roger Frain, now living with me, the residue.
    Extrs: cousin William Smith & Day Scott.
    Witn: Robert Given, Robert Farington, Levin Farington.
    14 Jan 1747, sworn to by both Faringtons.

Liber 25, folio 201
8 Sept 1747
DIXON,THOMAS, Somerset Co., Gent.
    To wife, Sarah Dixon, 1/3 my m. e., negro boy Peter, negro girl Sue, & for life, my dw. plntn., & on her d., to son Thomas Dixon.
    To son Isaac Dixon, Dixons Choice Enlarged, beginning on a divisional ditch betw. my bro. William Dixon & myself & running to a corner tree belonging to Capt. Thomas Williams & myself, Dixons Addition 136a, Damm Quarter 64a, Dixons Lot 150a of marsh, negro man Gideon, & negro girl Black Joan.
    To son Thomas Dixon, Bostown 25a, Dixons Lot 300a of marsh, negro boy Walt, & negro girl Kate.
    To daus. Elizabeth Turpin & Mary Purnell, 20 sh & 1 sh. sterl. each.
    To dau. Sarah Dixon, negro boy Toby & negro girl Beck.
    Guardians of my chldn: Capt. Thomas Williams & son-in-law William Turpin.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my 3 children: Thomas, Isaac, & Sarah Dixon.
    Extrs: wife, Sarah Dixon, & son Isaac Dixon.
    Witn: William Smith, Outerbridge Horsey, William Fordred.
    24 Feb. 1747/8, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 203
27 July 1747
RULF, SARAH, Baltimore Co.
    To son Richard Rulf, my servant Thomas Wilkenson, 2 plough horses, plough , & 5 head of cattle.
    To dau. Hannah Bull, 2 negro slaves, Jack & Pheby.
    To dau. Mary Rulf, the bed I always lay on & other hhold furn.
    To dau. Sarah Rulf, 5 head of cattle, my saddle & bridal, & hhold furn.
    To son Henry Rulf, a bed, 5 had of cattle, & L 3.10 in hands of John Creighton, weaver.
    To son Daniel Rulf, the h ead of tob. that is now to pack on my plntn.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my s 6 chldn.
    Extrs: son Richard Rulf & son-in-law John Bull.
    Witn: William Bradford, Geo. Bradford.
    19 Nov. 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 204
8 Jan. 1747
DORSEY, COMFORT, [Baltimore Co.]
    To daus. Sarah & Venieie Dorsey, wearing appl.
    To sons Joshua & Greenburry Dorsey, 1 sh. sterl. each.
    My estate to be equ. div.betw Vincent Dorsey, John Hammond Dorsey, & John Dorsey, s. o. Greenberry Dorsey.
    To Comfort Dorsey, d. o. Greenberry Dorsey, a pair of gold ear rings.o To Elizabeth Dorsey, d. o. Joshua Dorsey, a mortgage worth L 41due to me from my son Joshua Dorsey. To John Dorsey, s. o. Greenberry Dorsey, when he is 21, one of my best beds. Extr: John Hammond Dorsey. Witn: Daniel Kenley, John Day, Stephen Onion. 23 Jan. 1747, sworn to by Onion & Kenley.

Liber 25, folio 205
23 Jan. 1747
WHEELER, LEONARD, Baltimore Co.
    To wife, Ann Wheeler, for life, 1/3 my e. r. & p.
    To dau. Elizabeth, 1/2 my lands & 1/3 my p. e.
    The rest of my e. r. & p. to the child my wife goes with.
    Trustees & extrs: brother Thomas Wheeler & wife, Ann Wheeler.
    Witn: Robert C[l]ark, Robert Clark, Jr., Mary Clark. Leonard Wheeler
    30 Jan. 1747sworn to be all 3 witn., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 206

DENTON, WILLIAM, Sr., Baltimore Co., planter.
    To eldest son William Denton, for life, my combined 3 trcts on the S side Gunpowder R. - Batchelors Hope, Batchelors Meadow, & Salt Peter Neck - the place where he lives.
    To grdson James Denton, s land, & if he d. s. p., to his bro. William Denton, & if he d. s. p., to any son my son William Denton has by his present wife, but if there are none, to my s son William dau. [not named].
    To son John Denton, for life, the other of s lands, where he lives, & on his d. to his eldest son, John Denton, & if he d. s. p., to s son John eldest dau., Priscilla Denton.
    To grddau. Rachel Bevans, L 20 of my p. e. & L 30 from her dec mother, my dau. Rachel.
    To grdson Abraham Andrews, 1 sh.
    The residue to be equ. div. betw my s sons William & John Denton & my daus. Jane Dallahyde & Providence Denton.
    Extrs: sons William & John Denton.
    Witn: John Taylor, Walter Dallas, John Bevan, Jr.
    2 March 1747, sworn to by Taylor & Dallas & on 3 March, sworn to by Bevan.

Liber 25, folio 208
8 Nov. 1747
SWIFT, JOHN, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife Ann Swift, my riding mare Fancy.
    To son Gideon Swift, negro woman Sylvia & her dau. Moll.
    To grddau. Elizabeth Swift, d. o. s son Gideon Swift, a blaz faced colt.
    To grddau. Elizabeth Lamden, at age 16 or mar., a 2-yr.-old heifer.
    To grddaus. Elizabeth Swift & Martha Swift, heirs of John Swift dec , a 2-yr.-old heifer & my 100a on the Unicorn Branch.
    To son Gideon Swift & my dau. Elizabeth Sands, the residue of my p. e.
    Extr: son Gideon Swift.
    Witn: Robert Crump, Thos. Hill, Jno. Holt.
    23 Dec. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 210
29 June 1747
BURROUGHS, WILLIAM, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife, Hannah, my dw. plntn. & 50a more I bought of Col. Richard Tilghman dec , the bed we lay on, & the crop growing.
    To sons Edward & William, on my wife d., s dw. plntn. equ. div.
    To son Valentine, 50a of Burroughs Park on the Bridge Branch.
    To my 3 eldest sons - Thomas, George, & John - equ. div., the rest of my land.
    To dau. Hannah, the bed she lies on.
    To grdson Abraham Burroughs, a 2-yr.-old heifer.
    To son Richard, my wearing appl.
    To grson William Burroughs, now living with me, a 2-yr.-old mare when he is 21.
    The residue of my p. e. to my 14 children, reserving my wife 1/3.
    Extrs: wife & son Thomas.
    Witn: Andrew Carrer, John Carrer, John Morris.
    23 Jan. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Abraham Burroughs, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 212
12 Dec. 1747
HOPPER, MARY ANN, Queen Anns Co.
    To dau. Ann Hopper, Darkin 210a & Guilford 200a.
    To son William Hopper, if s Ann d. s. p., s 2 tracts.
    To dau. Mary Ann Hopper, 200a of Courseys Point, alias Smith Mistake, the part given to [me by] my father, Thomas Hynson
    Wright.
    To son Thomas Hopper, s land if s Mary Ann d. s. p., but if my husband, William Hopper, purchase 200a of equ. value &
    give same to s Mary Ann, s son Thomas is to have s Courseys Point.
    Witn: William Carman, John Alexander, Joseph Lane.
    28 Jan. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 213
8 Jan. 1748[sic]
JARRMAN, WILLIAM, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To son Stephen Jarman, Hogg Harbour, on the E side Long Marsh, laid out for Solomon Clastard.
    To dau. Susanna, negro man Bris.
    Extrx: wife [not named].
    Witn: John Burk, Jr., John Fisher, John Darnton.
    18 Feb. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 214
19 Dec. 1743
SEENEY, BRYAN, Talbot Co., planter.
    To mother & extrx., Sarah Seeney, Sultan, Sultans Addition, & Hardship, & all my p. e.
    Witn: Trustram Thomas, Solomon Sharp, John Prewett.
    12 Dec. 1747, sworn to by Thomas & affirmed by Sharp (Quaker).

Liber 25, folio 215
5 Oct. 1747
BOUNTIN, THOMAS, [Talbot Co.]
    To wife & extrx., Rebecca Bountin, for widhood, my land, & on her d., div. equ., to my sons Thomas & Joseph Bountin.
    To son Thomas Bountin, my silver buttons, clasps, & knee buckles.
    To son Joseph Bountin, my silver shoe buckles.
    Witn: William Barker, Wm. Richardson, Joseph Waite, William Bush.
    1 Jan 1747, sworn to by Barker, Richardson, & Waite, & the widow fled to her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 216
4 Nov. 1747
ANGLEY, JOHN, [Talbot Co.]
    To dau. Mary Ann Angley, my p. e.
    Extr: Thomas Helsbey.
    Witn: Adam Brown, Mary Anderson.
    15 Jan. 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 217
16 Dec. 1747
ORUM, ANDREW, Talbot Co. 16 Dec. 1747
    To son Andrew Orum, part of The Adventure.
    To sons John & Levi, Orums Delight equ. div., but my youngest son, Levi, is to have my dw. plntn.
    To my aboves 3 sons, equ. div., the p. e. left me by my mothers will.
    To my 2 daus. Mary & Elinor Orum, all the m. e. on my plntn. equ. div.
    Extrx: wife, Elizabeth.
    Witn: George Eubanks, Anthony Gregory, George Parratt.
    22 Jan. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 218
15 Aug. 1747
TAYLOR, ISABELL, Talbot Co., Gentlewoman.
    To grdson Henry Taylor, young negro Jem.
    To grdson James Taylor, young negro Hannah. Jame the carpenter & all else to be equ. div. betw. my 2 grddaus. Rebecca & Catharine Taylor, except a remnant of turkywork satin to Wm. Stevens 2 daus. in Dorchester Co.
    Extrs: my dau. Rebecca Taylor & John Walker.
    Witn: Mary Marchent, Mary Jones, Margaret West.
    1 Feb. 1747, sworn to by Jones & West.

Liber 25, folio 219
28 Jan. 1747/8
MACKEY, WILLIAM, Talbot Co.
    To wife & extrx., Rachel Mackey & my 2 sons Hezekiah & Philip Mackey, equ. div., my 2 negroes George & Rose.
    To son Robert Mackey, the first child s Rose brings.
    To son Philip Mackey, my gold ring.
    The rest of my r. e. to be div. equ. among my 3 sons, Hezekian, Philip, & Robert.
    Witn: James Barnett, Samuel Prichard, Richard Barnett.
    29 Feb. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 220
10 Oct. 1742
HALL, RICHARD, Talbot Co., planter.
    To bro. Thomas Baynard, all my lands, stock, & hhold furn. except 1 bed.
    To my mother, Sarah Spinnal, a bed.
    Extrs: bro. Thomas Baynard & mother, Sarah Sprinnal.
    Witn: John Nickinson, Michael Meloney, J[acob] Gore.
    8 March 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.


31 Dec. 1747
HUTCHINS, THOMAS, Talbot Co.
    To wife & extrx., Priscilla Hutchins, for life, the renaining part of my e.
    Witn: Jacob Gore, David Harrington.
    8 March 1757, sworn to by both witn., & the widow stood by the will.

Liber 25, folio 222
4 Oct. 1747
BACON, HENRY, St. Mary's Co., planter.
    To grddau. Ann Bacon Smith, a bed & 1000 lb. tob.
    To grdson Henry Bacon Smith, 2000 lb. tob.
    To dau. Frances Bacon, negro man Harry, negro woman Mockenad, & 2 beds.
    To dau. Ann Bacon, 3 negroes - Rose & her 2 sons Machlin & Andrew - 2 beds, & the Boatswain chest with a tarp. on top.
    To dau. Christian Smith, 1 English sh.
    The residue to be equ. div. betw. 2 daus., Ann Bacon, the eldest, & Frances Bacon.
    Extrx: dau. Ann Bacon.
    Witn: George Innes, Joseph Wright, Thomas Keastkey.
    20 Feb. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 223
16 Nov. 1747
PATTYSON, JANE, Calvert Co.
    To grddau. Elizabeth Johnson, negro wench Nann.
    To grdson Samuel Johnson, Nanns child Nell, now at the breast, in case of his parents d., at age 18.
    To grddau. Jane Gray, at age of 16 or mar., negro fellow Nader.
    To grdson Samuel Gray, negro fellow Tom, in case of his parents d., at age 18.
    To grdchldn. John, Jean, & Frances Johnson & Margaret, Hannah, & Rebecca Gray, equ. div., all my cattle, hogs, sheep, & hhold stuff.
    To daus. Elizabeth Johnson & Jane Gray, equ. div., my wearing appl.
    To grddaus. Jane Johnson & Margaret Gray, a piece of chinse, equ. div.
    Son-in-law John Gray not have to account for 2 steers & 7 hogs already expended.
    Extr: John Gray.
    Witn: William Sharples, John Bond.
    2 Feb. 1747/8, sworn to by Sharples & affirmed by Bond (Quaker).

Liber 25, folio 225
26 Nov. 1745
KING, JOHN, Calvert Co.
    To wife & extrx., Sarah King, my p. e. ,& for life, the use of my land.
    To son Ignatius King, the W my land.
    To sons Thomas King & Samuel King, equ. div., the remaining part of my land.
    Witn: Richard Stallings, James Jarvise, Thomas Hinton, Henry Murry.
    26 Feb. 1747, sworn to by Stallings, Hinton, & Murry.

Liber 25, folio 226
27 Feb. 1747/8
ERWIN, JOSEPH, Prince George's Co., farmer.
    To son William Erwin, part of the land where I live & part of The Staple.
    To son Robert Erwin, the rest of Linton, the land I live on, & the rest of The Staple.
    To daus. Hester Ford & Elizabeth Dunahoe, 5 sh. sterl each.
    To grdsons Joseph Ford & Robert Ford, L 8 each.
    To grdchldn. Isabella Ford & James Ford, a cow each.
    Extrs: son William Erwin & James Sharp.
    Witn: Richard Chapman, William Nilley.
    24 March 1747/8, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 227
18 Dec. 1747
MANKIN, STEPHEN, [Charles Co.]
    Extr. & residuary heir: Matthew Breeding.
    Witn: James Gray, Andrew McKenny.
    16 Jan. 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 228
16 Jan. 1747
COURTS, JOHN, Charles Co.
    To wife, Elizabeth Courts, negro girl Amelia, horses, my house furn., my servants Thos. Dyut & Sarah Baelt (to serve 5 yrs. from their arrival), 1/3 of stock, & for widhood, as much land as she needs, the use of my carpenters James & Jack, my negro man Young Jemmy, & negro girl Penn.
    To son William Courts, negro carpenter Jack, negro James (father to carpenter Jemmy), negro woman Hannah (wife of s negro James), mulatto Nan, old negro Sarah, Chapley negro Harry, negro Pegg at Nanjemy Quarter, the negro wenches & men afors , & of the lots at Nottingham purchased of Isaac Cecil for Daniel Dulany & myself, & all my land in Wm. & Mary Parish, Charles Co.
    To son John Courts, negro woman Young Hannah, d. o. old negro James & Hannah, negro Jenny, mulatto Nans dau., negro carpenter Sam, & Clean Drinking, near Rock Crk.
    To son Robert Henly Courts, negro blacksmith Luke, negro Bobb, negro Bess, negro boy Nero, negro man Lilliputt, 500a on Mattawoman Run, in Prince George's Co, & Martins Freehold on Potomac R.
    To dau. Ann Courts, negro Sarah, great negro Ned, & negro Hannah, his wife.
    To dau. Charity Adams, 10,000 lb. tob.
    To dau. Mary Ann Martine, negro carpenter Jemmy & negro boy Ben at Matawoman Quarter.
    To dau. Elizabeth Jones, negroes Pompey, Moll, & Martine.
    To friends Nathan Harris, John Pen, Sr., & Joseph Woodman, a suit of mourning apiece.
    To bro. Charles Courts, for life the use of negro Charles.
    To friend James Plant, for life, 100a near mine & toward Edward Fords.
    The residue of my p. e., equ. div. among William Courts, John Courts, Robert Henly Courts, Ann Courts, Mary Ann MarTine, & Elizabeth Jones , my children.
    Extrs: Wm. Courts, John Martine, & Charles Jones.
    Witn: Jos. Douglas, Edward Ford, Robert Hall.
    28 Jan. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Wm. Courts, heir at law, & Elizabeth Jones, dau., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 231
22 Now. 1747
DORMOND, SAMUEL, Somerset Co.
    To son John Dormond, on the d. of my wife, the plntn. I live on, a bed & other hhold furn., & tools.
    To dau. Sarah Dormond, a bed & other hhold furn. on the d. of my wife.
    To dau. Elenor Dormond, a bed & other hhold furn. on the d. of my wife.
    To dau. Tabitha Dormond, a bed & other hhold furn & a white fall heifer
    To son Samuel Dormond, an iron kettlle.
    To wife & extrx., Catharine Dormond, the residue & for life, my plntn.
    Witn: John Peden, John Broughton, Nehemah Tillman. Samuel Dormond March 1747/8, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 233
19 Jan. 1745
COX, WILLIAM, Somerset Co.
    To wife & extrx., Mary Cox, use of my land & marsh Waterford, negroes Cesar, Rose, Dida, & Walt, & 1/3 my p. e.
    To son John Cox, negro Rose, 6 head of cattle to be paid on day of mar., &, after my wife d., Waterford.
    To son Samuel Cox, on the d. of my wife, negro Cesar & 6 head of cattle to be paid on the day of mar,
    To dau. Elizabeth Cox, on the d. of my wife, negro Dida, a bed, & 6 head of cattle to be paid on the day of mar.
    To 5 children - John Cox, Samuel Cox, Sarah Flemmon, Elizabeth Cox, & Mary Cox - residue of my p. e.
    Witn: William Taylor, Charles Dickenson, Robert Boywer, Samuel Adams.
    17 March 1747, sworn to by Adams & Dickenson.

Liber 25, folio 235
20 July 1740
SMOCK, HENRY, Somersert Co.
    To son John Smock, the land on the N side the main road & the W side Meeting House Branch, part of Batchelors Lot & part of Yorkshire along the road to Quapancoe.
    To son William Smock, the part of Batchelors Lot on the other side of Quaponcoe Rd.
    To son Samuel Smock, the plntn. where I formerly lived, part of Batchelors Lot & part of Conveniency.
    To son Henry Smock, the plntn. where I now live, part of Yorkshire & part of Conveniency.
    To son Thomas Smock, the rest of Conveniency on the head of Prare Swamp.
    To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Smock, for life, the plntn. I live on & 1/3 my p. e.
    If son John Smock die of the present sickness, the land bequeathed to him is to son Thomas Smock, & the land bequeathed to s Thomas is to son Henry.
    Witn: Thomas Poynter, Richard Blizard, Edward Round.
    6 Nov. 1747, sworn to by Round & Blizard in Worcester Co.

Liber 25, folio 236
14 Dec. 1744
FASSITT, WILLIAM, Sussex Co., Delaware, Gent.
    To wife, Naomi Fassitt, 1/3 my r. & p. e. & her black mare & saddle.
    To child in wife womb, land in Sussex Co. formerly held by Richard Himmon in right of his wife & by me purchased of Jacob Kollock, Esq., Comfort Kollock (relict of Simon Kollock late dec ), & Jeremiah Claypole
    To my children - William, David, Sophia, Levin, & the child in wife womb - equ. div., the residue of my p. e.
    To son David Fassitt, Carmell 500a on the upper side of Sinepuxin Neck in Worcester Co., devised to me by my father.
    To son Levin Fassitt, 700a of Buckingham in Worcester Co.
    To dau. Sophia Fassitt, Unity 525a on the W side of Buckingham in Worcester Co.
    To Hinmand & John Reades, a heifer each.
    Extrs: wife, Naomi Fassitt, & brother Rous Fassitt of Worcester Co., he to be guardian of my children.
    Witn: William Shankkland, John Lowes, Joseph Hemblin in Sussex Co.
    31 Dec. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn. The testator d. in Sussex Co.

. Liber 25, folio 239
10 March 1746
MUMFORD, JAMES, Sr. Worcester Co.
    To wife, for life, my plntn.
    To son James Mumford, the part of Rochester I bought of Catherine Purnell & now live on & hhold furn. & tools.
    To dau. Catharine a bed & a dish.
    The remainded to be equ. div. among all my children: Ann, Meridith, Godfrey, Sarah, Esther, Ellen, Catharine, Tabitha,
    & James.
    To Nicholas Mumford, a gun & 30 sh.
    Extrs: wife, Sarah Mumford, & son James Mumford.
    Witn: E[dward] Round, Henry Turner, William Brazier.
    2 Feb. 1747/8, sworn to by Turner & Brazier

Liber 25, folio 240
22 April 1744
WALE, WILLIAM, Jr., Worcester Co.
    To wife & extrx., Mary Wale, for life, 1/3 my e. r. & p.
    To dau. Vashti, the land where I live, on the W side Cenipuxtion Neck, part Broad Neck & part Genezer, but if she d. s. p., to my youngest dau. Leah Wale.
    To dau. Moley, a bed, a cow & calf, to range on my land until Moley is 16.
    To dau. Leah, a bed, a cow & calf, to range on my land till Leah is 16 or mar,
    To son Zedekian Wale, my gun & all my wearing appl.
    Witn: Charles Rackliffe, Daniel Conner, Charles Whale.
    2 March 1747/8, sworn to by Conner & Wale.

Liber 25, folio 242
12 Dec. 1747
MARTIN, JAMES, Worcester Co.
    To wife & extrx., Mary Martin, for life, my dw. plntn. & on her d., to son Thomas Martin.
    To dau. Elizabeth, negro woman Moll.
    To son William, lots 17 & 18 in Snow Hill Town, for which I have Wm. Duke & Thomas Grays bonds.
    To son James, mollatto girl Candis & lot in Snow Hill Town purchased by Mr. Alexr. Bunete & myself of John Martin, heir to Edward Martin.
    To son George, when he is 21, negro boy Jacob, & a lot in Snow Hill Town which son-in-law John Martin promised to convey to me.
    To son William, when he is 21, mulatto boy Jethro.
    To sons Thomas & William, my wearing appl.
    To dau., double night gown & gold sleeve buttons.
    To wife, for life the remainder of my m. e.
    Sons James & George are to be bound to such trades as their mother thinks proper.
    Witn: John Neill, Pat Allison, John Done.
    3 May 1747/8, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 243
14 April 1746
KNIGHT, WILLIAM, Cecil Co., Gent.
    To wife, Rachel, for life all e. r. & p.
    To dau. Rebecca, on the d. of s wife, Manwaring, at the head of Bohemia R., & the land I purchased of Mr. James Paul Heath.
    To dau. Sarah, after s wife d., part of Clifton, also at the head of Bohemia R., but if she d. s. p., to dau. Rebecca, but if both d. s. p., to nephew John Leach Knight, but if he d. s. p., to nephew Robert Stoakes.
    Extrs: wife, Rachel, & Mr. John Paul Heath. Witn: John Flanagan, James Harper, Charles Coatts.
    7 Juune 1746, sworn to by Flanagan & Coats.

Liber 25, folio 245
24 Sept. 1747
RHILY, REBECCA, Prince George's Co., Gentlewoman.
    To son Hugh Rhily the plntn. with 250a to be laid out by William Beall, but if he d. s. p., to be equ. div. betw. his elder
    brother, Pharo, & his 2 sisters, Elizabeth & Hannah.
    To son Pharo Rhily, 150a of Dan, & if he d. s. p., to his younger bro. & 2 sisters, Elizabeth & Hannah.
    To dau. Elizabeth, the 100a of Dan I live on.
    The rest of my movables equ. div. among my 4 shildn.
    Extrs: sons Hugh & Pharo.
    Witn: Francis Abston, William Frasee.
    21 Jan. 1747/8, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 246
27 Nov. 1747
BRIGHTWELL, PETER, Prince George's Co.
    To wife, Ann, for life, all the land this side the Little Br., a mare Chance, & my p. e.
    To dau. Elizabeth, The Nest Egg.
    Witn: Thomas Morton, John Brightwell, George Naylor. Peter P Brightwell
    Codicil: 23 Dec. 1747
    To dau. Dau. Catharine, a mare colt.
    To wife, liberty of whole tract during her widhood till son John is 18.
    To son-in-law, Joseph Cage, for 3 yrs. the plntn. he is now settling.
    Witn: Thomas Morton, William Watson, James Watson.
    29 Jan. 1747/8, sworn to by all 5 witn.

Liber 25, folio 248
24 Feb. 1747
DOWNES, NATHANIEL, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To dau. Mary Downes, Smiths Neglect 150a, & if she d.s p., to nephew James Downes Bennett, s. o. my sister Elizabeth Bennett.
    To father-in-law, William Greenwood, my violin.
    To dau. Mary Downes, the residue of my p. e., at age of 20 or mar., my bro.-in-law & extr., George Bennett, to care for her to age of 16 or mar.
    Witn: Abraham Williams, Nathaniel Wright, Peter Rich.
    10 March 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 249
20 Jan. 1747
KEYS, RICHARD, Queen Anns Co., carpenter.
    To son George Keys, Jamaica Addition 50a, but [if he d. s. p., to grddau. Mary Downes], but if she d.s. p., to nephew Richard Keys, s. o. my bro. John Keys; to s son George, a young mare & a bed, & he is to stay with his mother until he is 21, but if she mar., he is to be free.
    To my wife & extrx., Mary Keys, the residue of my p. e.
    Witn: George Bennett, George Lewis, Thos. Wilkinson.
    10 March 1747, sworn to by Bennett & Wilkinson.

Liber 25, folio 251
13 Jan. 1747
JARMAN, ROBERT, Jr., Queen Anns Co.
    To son Robert Jarman, Bessys mares colt & my dw. plntn. Newport 284a, but if he d. s. p., to son John Jarman.
    To son John Jarman, the other colt & 111a of Branford adj. the main branch, but if he d. s. p., to son William Jarman.
    To son William Jarman, the rest of Bradford, the 100a James Baker lives on, but if he d. s. p., to dau. Sophia Jarman or the survivors of my daus.
    The residue of my p. e. is to be div. among all my children: Robert, John, William, Sophia, Mary Ann, Ann, Mary, & Esther Jarman.
    Extrx: wife, Mary Ann Jarman.
    Witn: John Burh, Jr., Stephen Yoe, John Emory.
    22 March 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 252
15 Jan 1748
ROBERTS, JAMES, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife, Ann, & eldest son, Benjamin, Lows Desire 100a & Shepherds Redoubt 100a.
    To son James, 100a of Sandy Husk & negro boy Richard.
    To son Abraham, Dixons Gift 100a & a negro boy Jerry.
    To son David, Roberts Meadow & a negro girl Clora.
    To son John a set of smiths tools & negro man Singo.
    To son Benjamin, negro man Harry.
    To dau. Elizabeth, negro woman Pembo, but not till she is delivered & raised her child 1 year.
    To dau. Sarah, negro woman Phillis.
    To dau. Mary, negro girl Jude.
    To dau. Ann, negro girl Rane.
    To dau Hannah, the child that my negro Pembo brings.
    To wife, Ann, her mare Phenix & negro woman Silva.
    To 4 daus. Sarah, Mary, Ann, & Hannah, at age 16 or mar., L 5 apiece.
    The rest of my p. e. to my 10 chldn: Benjamin, Elizabeth, Sarah, James, John, Abraham, Mary, Ann, David, & Hannah.
    Extrs: wife, Ann, & sons Banjamin & James.
    Witn: Anthony Rowe, Benjamin Blower, Solomon Seney.
    24 March 1747, sworn to by Blower & Seney in presence of Benjamin Roberts, heir at law,
    & 28 March 1748 sworn to by Rowe.

Liber 25, folio 255
17 April 1746
CHANCE, RICHARD, Queen Anns Co.
    To son Richard Chance, Harper Lot 50a in Dorchester Co. & 1 sh. sterl.
    To son John Chance, the upper part of Little Worth & 1 sh. sterl.
    To sons Elijah Chance & Batcholder Chance, Bare Point, to each the part where he lives, & 1 sh. sterl. each.
    To son Boon Chance, the rest of Littleworth & Littleworth Addition & the land I bought of Benjamin Boon & 1 sh. sterl.
    To wife & extrx., Elenor Chance, for widhood, my dw. plntn. & my p. e., but if she mar., my p. e. to Dau. Rachel Swift, grdson
    Thomas Wittington, & grddau. Elinor Jordan.
    To childn. William Chance, Warner Chance, Elizabeth Bartlett, Ruth Jordan, & Julana Pearson, 1 sh. sterl. apiece.
    Witn: Peter Rich, Susanna Rich, Sidney Rich. Richd. Chance
    24 March 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn. & Wm. Chance, heir at law, did not object.

Liber 25, folio 257
1 March 1747
COOK, JAMES, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To eldest son, John Cook, negro woman Gues.
    To 2 sons William & Samuel Cook, Cemperson Choes & Addition of Cemperson Chos, equ. div.
    To son Joshua Cook, negro woman Daphne, & the 2 first of her increase to William & Samuel Cook.
    To son Thomas Cook, negro boy Scipio.
    My wife, Elizabeth Cook, to have all estate for widhood, the land of dau. Rachel Norman excepted.
    Extrs: sons John Cook & Joshua Cook.
    Witn: Thoas Cooper, Abraham Hureleck, William Harrington.
    24 March 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of John Cook, heir at law, & on 14 April 1748 the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 258
11 May 1738
HOLLIDAY, JAMES, Queen Anns Co.
    Billingsleys Point, 1069a at Patuxent in Prince George's Co., & Faulkners Folly, 100a in Talbot Co., to be sold to pay debts.
    To wife & extrx., Sarah Hollyday, for life, Readbourn Rectified, 1440a in Chester R., 200a adj. of Macklenborough, which I bought of John Hawkins, Jr., & the residue.
    To son Henry Hollyday, on his mothers d., the part of Readbourn Rectified where Jacob Bailey was settled when I bought it & 114a of Macklenborough.
    To son James Hollyday, the rest of Readbourn Rectified & 96a of Macklenborough
    Witn: John Hawkins, Edward Brown, Deborah Hawkins, Minmi Hawkins.
    30 March 1747, sworn to by Brown, Deborah Hawkins, & Minmi Gould (late Hawkins) in presence of James Hollyday, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 260
9 Feb. 1747
BERRY, MARGARET, Queens Anns Co.
    The cost of my burial not to exceed L 8.
    To nephew Thomas Matthews, my dw. plntn.with 50a of Bridge North.
    Extr: John Irons, for which I give him L 5.
    To Thomas Wilkinson 1200 lb. tob. for doing his utmost to dock the entail of my father will
    The residue to my nephews William & Thomas Matthews.
    Witn: John Green, Jr., Nathaniel Tucker, Peter Rich.
    31 March 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 262
24 Jan. 1746
WRENCH, WILLIAM, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To wife Rebecca Wrench, for life, Hawkins Farm, my dw. plntn. & 1500 lb. tob. a year.
    To son William Wrench, negro woman Bess, negro girl Nancy, my pistles, holster, sword, & my hunting gun, &on my wife d., s dw. plntn. & 100a of Wrenches Lot.
    To son Henry Wrench, the rest of Wrenches Lot & negro woman Judith.
    To son James Wrench, 200a of Wrenches Farm, where Richard Emerson lived, a gun, & negro man Pompey.
    To son Peter Wrench, the 200a of Wrenches Farm adj. John Vanderfords plntn., 2 beds, negro boy Lamn, horse Ball, a chest & a gun.
    To dau. Margaret Chairs, 20 sh.
    To son-in-law John Vanderford & dau. Mary Vanderford, 200a of Wrenches Farm where they live.
    To dau. Rebecca Pratt, a mare Flie, a cow & calf, & 3 ewes & lambs.
    Extrs: wife, Rebecca, & son William Wrench.
    Witn: Thomas Hynson Kelley, John Gordon, Thomas Wilkinson.
    31 March 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Wm. Wrench, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 264
20 Feb. 1743
LOVEJOY, JOSEPH, St. Pauls Parish, Prince George's Co., planter.
    To wife, Ann Lovejoy, for life, all my estate.
    To son Saml. Lovejoy, on her d., 2 cows & calves.
    To son Joseph Lovejoy, on her d., all my lands & negro man Dubarr.
    To dau. Ann Berry, wife of Humphrey Berry, negro man Mallibak.
    The residue equ. div. among my 3 chldn: Samuel Lovejoy, Joseph Lovejoy, & Ann Berry.
    Extrs: wife, Ann Lovejoy, & son Joseph Lovejoy.
    Witn: Thomas Tucker, John Tucker, Edward Mobberly, Francis Mobberly.
    6 May 1748, sworn to by John Tucker & Edward & Francis Mobberly.

Liber 25, folio 265
19 May 1743
NAYLOR, JOHN, Talbot Co., planter.
    To son Joseph Naylor, Morefields Addition & 10a of Morefields, which I had of Thomas Vickers.
    If he d. s. p., to son David Naylor [who is under 21]; also to son David, Stay, adj. Morefields Addition.
    To wife & extrx., Ann Naylor, my p. e.
    Witn: Grace Williams, James Gad, Thomas Vickers.
    8 April 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 267
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SHARP, SAMUEL, Talbot Co.
    To wife & extrx., Ann Sharp, all estate.
    12 April 1748, affirmed by Ann, Wm.Troth wife (who thought Sharp wrote the will 2 or 3 yrs. last past)
    & John Dickenson (Quakers) & sworn to by Thomas Barnett, Jr., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 268
11 March 1747
COBEN, JAMES, [Talbot Co.]
    To be buried indecently [sic] by my wife [not named].
    To son James Coben, 1 sh. sterl.
    Extrs: 2d son, Thomas Coben, eldest dau., Elizabeth Coben, & 3d son, William Coben.
    All children except eldest son to have an equal share.
    Witn: Joshua Hopkins, John Watt, Mary Hold. 15 April 1748, sworn to by John Watt & Mary Floid.

Liber 25, folio 269
5 Jan. 1747
PINKSTONE, PETER, Talbot Co., planter.
    To friend Isaac Dixon, all estate, 800 lb. tob. due from William Kelly for my crops made on Robert Halls plntn in 1747, 200 lb. tob. due from Richard Start for a new Trunk, & debt due from Richard Barrow for a good felt hat.
    Witn: John Dixon, James Robinson, William Williams.
    15 April 1748, affirmed by Dixon & Williams (Quakers).

Liber 25, folio 270
12 March 1747
HENN, JOHN, Prince George's Co.
    The 300a, on each side Elders Spring Br. betw. Toms Crk. & Capt Ogles, which I bought of Joseph Chaplin to be sold & the money equ. div. among my children.
    To my wife, Sarah Henn, the plntn. I live on till my son John Henn is 21.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my chldn: Annah, Elizabeth, Catharine, Sarah, & John.
    Witn: John Diel Henn, Robert Elexsad, James Wilson.
    15 April 1748, sworn to by John Diel Henn.

Liber 25, folio 272
6 Oct. 1747
RATCLIF, FRANCIS, St. Mary's Co., cordwainer.
    To wife & extrx., Mary, the of my land I dw. on for life & all my m. e. but 2 sh.
    To son John Ratclif, the other my land, Ratcliffs Hope, & on Mary d., the first
    To grdson Francis Ratcliff, on John d., Ratcliffs Hope.
    For want of heirs, Ratcliffs Hope, to grdson William Wilson, & for want of heirs, to grddau. Mary Ann Ratcliff.
    To dau. Ann Wilson, 1 sh. sterl.
    Witn: Thomas Greaves, Sr., John Baptis Greaves, John Booker.
    4 March 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 273
26 Feb. 1745/6
FORREST, WILLIAM KANNADY, St. Mary Co.
    To bro. Richard Forest & sister Catharine Hebb, all estate.
    Extrs: bro.-in-law William Hebb & bro. Richard Forrest.
    Witn: James Waughop, Mazeren Furgoe, Martha Jenkins. 26 March 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 274
13 Feb. 1747
MACKEY, SARAH, St. Mary's Co., widow.
    To sons Thomas Jane & William Challener Jane, 1000 lb. tob. each.
    To 2 daus. Mary & Ann Jane, the residue equ div.
    Extr: Capt. James Bissco.
    Witn: John Stevens, Isaac Pavett, Isabel Cook.
    28 March 1748, sworn to by Stevens & Pavett.

Liber 25, folio 275
2 Jan. 1747
BAXTER, EDWARD, [St. Mary's Co.]
    To wife & extrx., Katharine Baxter, all estate.
    Witn:Thomas Perrin, James K[i]ndrick, Robt. Acquaintance
    30 March 1748, sworn to by Perrin & K[i]ndrick.

Liber 25, folio 276
20 Dec. 1747
DONALDSON, JOHN, St. Mary's Co., Presbiter of the Church of England.
    To wife & extrx., all estate, I having provided for my chldn.
    To dau. Mary Magdalene Cook, on the d. of my wife, the 247a she lives on.
    The other part to my dau. Sabina Stoddart & her heirs: Elizabeth Stoddart, Mary Magdalene Stoddart, & Ann Stoddart.
    Witn: John Barret, John MacDonald, Christian King.
    6 April 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 277
18 Jan. 1747
PAYN, THOMAS, St. Mary's Co.
    To dau. Mary, a bed & other hhold furn.
    To son Isaac Payn, a bed & other hhold furn. & stock.
    Equal shares to the rest of my chldn: Joseph Payn, Thomas Payn, John Payn, Diana Payn, & Elizabeth Payn.
    My son John Payn is to have 5 yrs. schooling.
    Witn: William Griggs, Joseph Fitzjeffery.
    19 April 1748, sworn to by both witn., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 278
31 March 1748
DAINTRY, RICHARD, St. Mary's Co.
    To friend & extr., Edward Passons, all estate.
    Witn: T[imothy] Barnhouse, Rodolph Barnhouse.
    28 April 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 278
24 April 1748
COOPER, BASIL, [St. Mary's Co.]
    To brother Mark Cooper, his son Mark Cooper, Levin Dorsey (s. o. John Dorsey), Mary Ann Egerton (d. o. James Egerton), James Egerton, John Dorsy, Hennitta White (d. o. Mark Cooper), Matthew Cooper (d. o. Mark Cooper), Ann Cooper (d. o.Mark Cooper), & Nathan Cooper (s. o, Nathaniel Cooper), 1 sh. sterl apiece.
    To friend & extr., William Locor, the use of my effects for life, allowing Mr. Ashby 20 sh./yr. & L 10 to the poor.
    To Elizabeth Smith & her 2 chldn., 3 head of cattle.
    Witn: Joseph Leigh, Thos. Standworth, John Hudman.
    2 May 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 280
21 Dec. 1747
HUTCHINS, FRANCIS, Calvert Co.
    To friend Anna Harris, 1/3 my p. e.
    To sister Elizabeth Hutchins, the rest of my e. r. & p., but if she d. s. p., all my e. to my uncle & aunt Littleton & Sarah Waters.
    Extr: s uncle Littleton Waters.
    Witn: Hutcheson Parker, Alethea Parker, Sarah Parker. Francis Hutchins
    29 Dec. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 281 11th mo. [Nov.] 1745
PARRISH, ELIZABETH, Baltimore Co.
    The debts due from me & my last dec husband, John Parrish, are to be paid.
    To dau. Mary, silver buttons & spoons equ. div. to her & her 2 sisters, & the residue equ. div. among my 7 childn.
    Extr: Joseph Taylor, to have the care of my chldn.
    Witn: Samuel Hopkins, Dorothy Lawson.
    20 May 1748, affirmed by Hopkins (Quaker).

Liber 25, folio 281
7 Sept. 1747
STUMP, JOHN, Cecil Co.
    To son John Stump, the part of Harts Delight I live on, 67a I have a lease for, & young bay horse Buck.
    To son Henry Stump, 50a of Harts Delight I bought of Geo. Black, L 50, & the 5-mo.-old mare colt from the old sorrel mare.*Extrs: wife, Mary, & sons John & Henry, to have the residue.
    Witn: Benja. Chew, Thomas Ellet, Elizabeth Ellet.
    16 Nov. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & Mary & Henry relinquished extrshp to John, eldest son.

Liber 25, folio 253
19 June [1747]
HUSBANDS, JOHN, Cecil Co.
    James & Mary Poor declared that a few hrs. before John Husbands d. he said that his e. r. & p. should be equ. div. betw. his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Parr, & Ephraim Meeking, s. o. his sister, Sarah Meekings, wife of Joshua Meekings, that s Elizabeth Parr & Joshua Meekings were to be his extrs., & that s John Husbands d. about 2 o lock, Thursday, 19th instant June.
    Sworn 20 Jan. 1747/8.

Liber 25, folio 283
21 Dec. 1747
DOUGLASS, WILLIAM, Cecil Co.
    Extrx & heir: my sister Turasa Alman..
    Witn: Edward Armstrong, Valentine Douglass, Alexander Stewart.
    26 Jan. 1747/8, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 284
25 May 1745
WARD, JOHN, Cecil Co.
    To wife, Mary Ward, 1/3 my p. e.
    To son Peregrine Ward, my dw. plntn. & all lands belonging to it - Wards Knowledge, Wards Addition, 100a of Nains Lot, & 100a of Colleton - provided he make a deed to my grdson James Chatham Ward, s. o. my son John Ward dec , for 300a of Greenfield on the W side the main road from Cecil Town to Frederick Town with the plntn. where Jeremiah Grigley lived.
    To s grdson James Chatham Ward, s 300a, but if he d. s. p., to grdson John Ward, s. o. Henry & Hannah Ward.
    To grdson John Ward Veazey, , s. o. John & Rebecca Veazey, my house & lot in Frederick Town under care of his father.
    To sons Peregrine & Henry Ward & grdson James Chaham Ward, Partnership, 1500a in Kent Co., but if s grdson d. before he is 20, to s 2 sons.
    The residue of my p. e. to grdsons John Ward (s. o. Peregrine), John Ward Veazey (s. o. John & Rebecca Veazey), James Chatham Ward (s. o. John dec ), & John Ward (s. o. Henry Ward).
    Witn: William Ellis, John Bellarmin, Thomas Hynson, Jr., & Hartley Sappenton.
    13 March 1747/8, sworn to by Ellis, Hynson, & Hercules Sappington.

Liber 25, folio 287
6 Feb. 1747
COSDEN, ALFANSO, Cecil Co.
    To eldest son, Alfanso Cosden, 100a on Scotchmans Crk. adj. Wormust.
    To son Thomas Cosden, 100a adj. s Alfonso & Benjamin Terry.
    To Easalin Cosden, my bro., 200a adj. s son Thomas, until the child my wife, Catharine, declares herself pregnant with, if male, comes of age, but if female, my land is to be div. between her & my dau. Alethier.
    Extr: Benjamin Terry.
    Witn: Cornelius Brady, John Smith, Augustine Terry.
    2 April 1748, sworn to by Brady & Terry.

Liber 25, folio 288
7 March 1747/8
RITCHEY, JOHN, Cecil Co.
    To son & extr., James Ritchey, all my plntn., my bed, & the benefit of Jabob Beahonr during his indenture.
    To son Alexander Ritchey, L 7.
    To dau. Mary, 2 chests, one formerly belonging to her mother, all her mother clothes, & a sidesaddle that was her sisters.
    To youngest son, Robert Ritchey, L 15.
    My wearing appl. to be div. among my 4 sons.
    Bed & bed cloathes to be div among my 3 youngest chldn. Mary, John, & Robert.
    Overseers: my bro. Robert Ritchey & my friend Thos. Killgore. Witn: Thoms McCrery, Robert Ritchey, Thomas Killgore. 7 April 1748, sworn to by Ritchey & Killgore.

Liber 25, folio 290
22 April 1748
CANADEY, MARY, Cecil Co., widow.
    To son Edward Canadey, my e.
    To youngest daus. , Jane & Elenor, the other
    Extr: Thomas Cook.
    Witn: David John, Rachel Williams.
    10 Mat 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 291
25 March 1748
BOULDING, RICHARD, [Cecil Co.]
    Extrs: my uncle William Price & bro.-in-law James Foster.
    To my sister Elizabeth, the plntn. on Back Crk.
    To my bro. William, my other plntn., on Elk R.
    To my mother youngest dsu., Martha. my p. e.
    Witn: James Boulding, Henny Renin, Martin Alexander.
    10 May 1748, sworn to by Boulding & Alexander.

Liber 25, folio 292
12 of 11th mo.[Nov.] 1747
RICHARDSON, ANN, Kent Co., widow.
    To grdson Warner Mifflin, mare colt that came from mare Fly.
    To dau. Mary Mifflin, a black gown
    To dau. Joanna Thomas, the mare Fly, china & silverware, in part of the estate of her father, David Thomas, & she is to be under the care of Daniel & Mary Mifflin.
    To son Thomas Richardson, negro girl Anny.
    To son Joseph Richardson [under age], negro girls Frank & Dinah, but if his bro., my son Thomas, shall equ. divide with him the land in Cecil Co. of their father, who d. intestate, the rest of my dower is to be div. betw. s Thomas & Joseph, & they are to be brought up by their uncle Daniel Richardson.
    But if s Thomas & Joseph die underage, the property due me to my dau. Joanna Thomas & my grdson Warner Mifflin.
    To cousin Mary Massey, negro woman Pegg & a horse Jack.
    To friend Hannah Hull, two sidesaddles, one of which I left down in Talbot Co.
    Negro woman Betty is to stay at George Dunhan during his life.
    To friend Thomas Bowers, 1000 lb. tob.
    Extr: cousin Wm. Rasin, who is to finish the admin. of my late husband e.
    Witn: George Rasin, Joseph Hull. Ann Richardson
    10 Feb. 1747, affirmed by Rasin (Quaker?) & sworn to by Hull.

Liber 25, folio 294
19 Aug. 1747
HYNSON, CHARLES, Kent Co.
    To wife & extrx., Teruncina, all my e. r.& p., desiring that on her d. she will give Harrises Forest to my child Margaret ---------- d. o. Mrs. Margaret ------------- of Philadelphia.
    Witn: Welthaam Hynson, Margaret Corwarden, John Baddison.
    11 April 1748, sworn to by Hynson & Baddison; Charles Hynson, heir at law, did not object.

Liber 25, folio 295
12 Jan. 1747/8
POWELL, WILLIAM, Kent Co.
    To dau. Mary, 4 breeding ewes.
    To dau. Ann, a bed , other hhold furn. & stock, including a horse colt that came from my mare Phenix.
    To dau. Hanah, a bed, other hhold furn, & stock.
    To dau. Martha, a bed , other hhold furn. & stock.
    To wife [not named], my 2 children, Hannah & Martha, to be cared for, & if she marry before my children come of age, my
    friend William Graves is to care for my children.
    Witn: David Bell, William Graves, Benjamin Green.
    18 April 1748, sworn to by Graves & Green.

Liber 25, folio 297
20 2d mo, April, 1748
HOSIER, HANNAH, Kent Co., [widow]
    To son & extr., Henry Hosier, my desk.
    To dau. Mary Dickenson, wife of Daniel Dickenson of Talbot Co., L 12 silver & gold currency, mollatto woman Dinah, & the residue.
    To son Richard Hosier, negro lad Phill, mollatto lad Ned (L 15 of their value to be part of what his father left him by his will), & negro man Gim.
    Witn: Edward Comegys, Morgan Brown, Rebecca Brown.
    9 May 1748, affirmed by all 3 witn (Quakers) in presence of the extr, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 298
10 Nov. 1747
MUIR, ADAM, [Dorchester Co.], mercht.
    To eldest son, James Muir, all lands & p. e. in Worcester Co. & all debts due me from any person in Maryland, Great Britain, or the Isle of Maderia, he to pay my dau. Ann L 500 sterling when at age or at time of mar.; to James also, all vessels.
    To son Charles, my lands & p. e. in Dorchester Co.
    Extr: bro. Thomas Muir.
    Witn: [Dr.] Jos. Ennalls, Samuel Griffith, Thomas Evans
    16 April 1748, sworn to by Ennalls & Evans & 3 May 1748, sworn to by Griffith.

Liber 25, folio 300
5 March 1747
LOWE, JOHN, Talbot Co.
    To son James Lowe, dw. plntn., part of Graftons Manor, & Piney Neck, & while he is under 21, he is not to contract any bargain without the advice of neighbor Wm. Web Haddaway.
    To dau. Elizabeth Lowe, when she is 18, 110a of Graftons Manor betw. the head of Graces Crk. & William Web Haddaways & Haddaways Lott, 50a of Graftons Manor, but if she d. s. p., to dau. Esther Lowe.
    Until s Elizabeth is 18, my wife is to have the benefits for the maintenance of my younger children.
    To daus. Frances Lowe, Mary Lowe, Sarah Lowe, & Esther Lowe, L 10 apiece.
    My mollatto man Pallidore is not to be removed from my plntn.
    Extrs: wife, Mary Lowe, & son James Lowe.
    Witn: Thomas Smith, W. Webb Haddaway, John Harrison.
    17 May 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 302
5 Jan 1747/8
GOW, JAMES, Charles Co., planter.
    To son James Gow, Tower Hill & Godfreys Chase, negro boy Daniel, a bed & other hhold furn., cattle, & a horse Silver.
    If s James d. s. p., Tower Hill & 10a of Godfreys Chase (that part next Tower Hill) to dau. Anne & the rest of Godfreys Chase to dau. Mary.
    To dau. Anne, negro June & a bed, & she is to be of age at my d.
    To 2d dau., Mary, negro Warry, negro boy Ben, & a bed.
    Administrators: Edward Millstead & dau. Anne Gow, & if s Edward d. before my chldn. James & Mary are of age, dau. Anne is to keep their estates for them.
    Witn: Daniel Bourne, Simon French.
    16 May 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 304
17 April 1747
JAMES, JOHN, Prince George's Co., planter.
    To wife & extrx. Margaret, the land where I live & all hhold goods, but if she marry, only 1/3.
    Peter Becraft is to have the management of the rest till my son is 21.
    To son Daniel James, Allaway, 100a on Linganore.
    Witn: Henry Young, Richard Wright, John Word.
    13 April 1748, sworn to by Young & Wright.

Liber 25, folio 305
29 March 1748
CHARLTON, JOHN, Prince George's Co., Gent.
    To wife & children, equ. div., my e. r. & p.
    To son John, my ring, gun & powder horn.
    To son Thomas, my silver-hilted sword.
    To my bro. Arthur, my great riding coat.
    To John Darling, my silk camblet coat.
    To servant Daniel McCrory, a suit of old clothes.
    To bro.-in-law Thomas Charlton, a bay stallion.
    Extrs: s Thomas Charlton & Henry Charlton, my bros.-in-law.
    Witn: Elenor Charlton, James Downey, Joseph Perry.
    21 April 1748, sworn to by Charlton & Perry, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 306
3 June 1747
CHARLTON, EDWARD, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
    To bro. John Charlton, L 20.
    To bro. Thoas Charlton, L 60.
    To bro. Henry Charlton, all my lands, providing he pay L 30 of the above lagacies.
    To sister Margaret Charlton, L 20.
    To sister Lettice Charlton, L 35, providing she mar. with consent of my extr.
    To Henry Charlton, s. o. my bro.-in-law John Charlton, L 10. To Thomas Charlton, s. o. my bro John Charlton, L 10.
    Extrs: Thomas Charlton & Hanry Charlton.
    Witn: Robert Fleming, William Stewart. Edwd. Charlton
    28 April 1748, sworn to by Thomas Charlton.

Liber 25, folio 307
30 March 1747
HEDGES, ANDREW, Prince George's Co., farmer.
    To wife Mary, all she brought with me, all the pewter, a bay mare, 1/3 part, & when the land is sold L 10.4 for schooling the chldn..
    The residue to be equ. div. betw. my 2 sons - Thomas, who is to have my great Bible, & Andrew.
    To bro. Peter Hedges, my riding saddle & bridle.
    To bro. Joseph Hedges, my plow & tackling, provided he buy the place, & 2 coats.
    Witn: Stephen Julian, Peter Stitly, Peter Stull.
    Extrs: John Charlton, Joseph Hedges, Charles Hedges.
    2 May 1748, sworn to by Julian & Stull

Liber 25, folio 308
1 Dec. 1747
GALLOWAY, JANE, late of Philadelphia but now of Anne Arundel Co.
    To dau. Sarah Fishbourne, L 400 at age of 18 or mar.
    To dau. Jeney Galloway, L 500 at age of 18 or mar., she to be under care of my son-in-law, Samuel Galloway till she is 18 & then to be removed to Philadelphia.
    To son Samuel Galloway, L 200, the interest from which is to support him.
    To s daus., my wearing appl., to be divided by my mother-in-law Martha Roberts & Susanna Dillwyn of Philadelphia.
    My negro Pompey is to be sold as soon as possible.
    Extrs: John Dillwyn & James Pemberton.
    Witn: [Dr. John H]amilton, Joseph Galloway, Ann Harris, Susanna Galloway.
    16 June 1748, affirmed by Joseph Galloway (Quaker).

Liber 25, folio 310
4 June 1747
BORDLEY, THOMAS, OF Annapolis but intending this day to depart for Great Britain.
    My debts are to be paid out of my p. e., particularly that to Mr. Wakelin Welsh.
    To Mrs. Margaret Smith of Mark Lane, London, haberdasher, the rest of my p. e.
    To my bro. John, my of our 4 lots in Annapolis.
    My of Augustin Mannor is to descend to my bro. Matthias Bordley, which I take to be agreeable to my father inclination.
    The rest of my r. e. in Maryland to my sister Elizabeth Bordley & my bro. Beal Bordley.
    Extr: Mr. Martin Smith of Mark Lane, desiring Mr. Jennings & my bro. Stephen to assist him.
    Witn: John Carpenter, Samuel Wood, Beal Nicholson.
    16 June 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 311
March [1747/48]
YOUNGER, MARY, Talbot Co., widow.
    Eve Macdaniel, widow, & Elizabeth Holt, spinster, deposed that in March last James Barnett came to see the dec , who asked him to pay her debts & keep what was left except a linen wheel & a ewe, which she gave to Elizabeth North, & she languished a while & died yesterday in the afternoon.
    30 April 1748, sworn to by Macdaniel & Holt.

Liber 25, folio 312
12 Oct. 1747
GALLOWAY, JOHN, [Anne Arundel Co.]
    Codicil. My extr shall not charge commission on the several legacies, either to my wife, Jane Galloway, or my dau. Jenny Galloway, & if my dau. Mary Chew d. within 12 mo. of receiving the of the residue of my e. it is to be returned to my son-in-law Benjamin Chew to be equ. div. among my 3 other chldn.
    Witn: [John H]amilton, Ann Harris.
    19 Feb. 1747/8, affirmed by Ann Harris (Quaker).

Liber 25, folio 313
22 July 1741
WOODING, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co.
    To son John Wooding, the 270a of Parishes Range, in Baltimore Co., where he lives.
    To son Solomon Wooding,my 50a of Mary Mount.
    To dau. Elizabeth Batte, negro woman Bess.
    To sons John & Solomon, the residue div. equ., Solomon to have first choice.
    Extr: s son Solomon Wooding.
    Witn: John Jacobs, Robert Davis, William Davis.
    12 Dec. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 314
3 May 1747
WATTS, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co., planter.
    To sons Richard & John Watts & Margaret Perkins,equ. div. my p. e.
    Extr: son-in-law John Perkins.
    Jos. Cowman to be guardian to my sons Richard & John.
    Witn: John Ramsay, Joseph Cowman, Jr.
    13 Jan. 1747, affirmed by Cowman (Quaker), & John Perkins renounced extrship.

Liber 25, folio 315
14 Nov. 1747
DORSEY, JOSHUA, Anne Arundel Co.
    To wife, Anne, for life, my dw. Plntn., 250a of Majors Choice, negro man Peter, negro woman Zipp, negro boy Toby, the rest of my negroes Toney, Jacob, Simon, Sarah, Will, Abraham, Leucy, & Alice riding horse Snip, & what she needs to bring up my younger chldn. & support Nicholas & Charles with provision.
    To son Henry Dorsey, Dorseys Angles & Dorseys Hills, each 200a.
    To son Philemon Dorsey, my of The Brothers Partnership, taken up jointly by my brother John Dorsey & myself, 632a.
    To son Joshua Dorsey, 250a of Locust Thickett adj. Majors Chayce, stock, hhold furn. & the use of negro Jerry for 4 yrs.
    To son Nicholas Dorsey, my 256a of Huntingtowne Quarter, the original tract adj. Pinkstones Old Field resurv. by my bro.-in-law Henry Ridgley, negro man Jack, negro woman Betty, stock, & hhold furn.
    To dau. Rachel Warfield, 20 sh. sterl. to buy a ring.
    To dau. Elizabeth Dorsey, L 20 sterl.
    To dau. Anne Dorsey, on her mar. or her mother d., negro girl Hester, a bed & other hhold furn., & stock.
    To dau. Sarah Dorsey, on her mar. or her mother d., negro girl Hagar, a bed & other hhold furn., & stock.
    To son Charles Dorsey, on his mother d., my s dw. plntn., the rest of Locust Thickett, Dorseys Chance 150a, her 3 negroes & negro boys Jonathan & James (sons of s Peter & Zipp), stock, & tools.
    Extrs: my s wife & my 2 eldest sons, Henry & Philomen Dorsey.
    Witn: Henry Ridgely, Basill Dorsey, Richard Simpson, Elizabeth Ridgely, Ephraim Howard, Henry Howard.
    6 Feb. 1747, sworn to by Col. Henry Ridgely & both Howards, & the widow elected her 1/3; 16 March 1747,
    sworn to by Basill Dorsey.

Liber 25, folio 319
19 Nov. 1747
BURLE, MARY, Anne Arundel Co.
    To bro.-in-law Nathaniel Stinchcombe, all my lands, but if he d. s. p., to my sister Hammutate Stinchcombe & my bro. Thomas Stinchcombe.
    To bro. Nathaniel Stinchcombe, my p. e.
    Witn: John Merriken, Sr., Philip Pettibone, Samuel Fowler.
    15 Feb. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn., & Pettibone, who mar. her mother, said that Mary would have been 16 yrs. of age if she had lived till March next.

Liber 25, folio 320
16 March 1744/5
MAPP, FRANCIS, Anne Arundel Co.
    As all my relations live in England, it is not worth their seeking after my small e.
    To Mr. Ashbury Sutton, negro girl nany.
    To Elizabeth Gilliss, d. o. Ezekiel & Mary Gilliss, all my e. r. & p.
    Extr: Ezekiel Gilliss.
    Witn: Richard Young, Thomas King, Samuel Budd. Francis Mapp
    7 March 1747, sworn to by Budd & King. Codicil. 9 May 1747
    To Mr. Asbury Sutton, negro Leaf.
    To my nurse Elizabeth Prouse, a 2d-best bed & other hhold furn., incl. a chest I bought in London.
    Witn: Thomas King, Samuel Mitchelson.
    12 Dec. 1747, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 321
8 Feb. 1747
THACKEREL, THOMAS, Anne Arundel Co., planter.
    To wife & extrx., Mary Thatcherel, all my estate.
    Witn: Jane Clark, Jane Perry, Thomas Baldwin.
    11 March 1747, sworn to by Perry & Baldwin.

Liber 25, folio 322
31 Dec. 1747
CHESHIRE, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co.
    To wife [not named], my e., & the other to my 2 cousins in Great Britain, William Cheshire & Richard Pooh, equ. div.
    Extrs: wife & Mr. Stephen West, Sr.
    Witn: William Ford, Thomas Walson, Nicholas Norman.
    11 March 1747, sworn to by Walson & Norman.

Liber 25, folio 323
14 April 1748
LINSTED, HANNAH, Anne Arundel Co., widow.
    To son John Achors, all my goods & chattels.
    Extr: Oneal Roboson, Sr., Anne Arundel Co., planter.
    Witn: Oneal Roboson, Jr., Edward Mattox.
    10 May 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 324
16 Oct. 1747
SMITH, SAMUEL, Anne Arundel Co.
    To my 2 sons, John Smith & Anthony Smith, 2 adj. tracts on the N side Susquehanna in Cecil Co., Heaths Adventure 200a & Holland 650a., but if s son Anthony die before age 21, to be equ. div. betw. son Samuel Smith & s son John Smith.
    To son Samuel Smth, negro man Jack.
    To son John Smith, negro man Harry.
    To son Anthony Smith, negro man Jemm, negro boy George, my watch, my wearing appl., & L 50 at age of 21.
    To dau. Ann Smith, negro woman Sarah & her child, Cassey.
    To dau. Dinah Smith, negro woman Young Bess, negro girl Pegg, my riding horse Rock, & a sidesaddle to be sent for from England.
    To dau. Jane Smith. Negro woman Jenny & negro boy Tom.
    To dau. Elizabeth Smith, young negro wench Sarah, negro boy Will, & negro girl Chloe.
    To cousin Dinah Hanchett, L 5.
    To grddaus. Mary & Elizabeth Smith, at age 16 or mar., 2 cows & calves each.
    To grdson Samuel Smith, 2 cows & calves.
    To wife, Elizabeth Smith, if she does not marry, negro men Bacon & Bob, negroes Clemming, Moll, & Great Bess, & residue.
    Extrs: wife, Elizabeth Smith, & son Samuel Smith.
    Witn: Joseph Ward, Margaret Watkins, Thomas Ijams, Elizabeth Ijams.
    23 May 1748, sworn to by Watkins & Thomas & Elizabeth Ijams.

Liber 25, folio 326
17 April 1744
TEPEDO, MARY, Anne Arundel Co., widow.
    To son Joseph Tepedo, Knightons Choice, 50a near Herring Crk., where I live, but if he d. s. p., to grdson Joseph Mumford.
    Extr: son Joseph Tepedo.
    Witn: James Trott, Thomas Borer, John Gardner.
    18 June 1748, sworn to by Borer & Gardner.

Liber 25, folio 327
20 Dec. 1747
DOLBE, PETER, Worcester Co., planter.
    To wife, Mary, 1/3 my e.
    To son & extr., John Dolbe, Double Purchase, the plntn. I live on, with Anything, 30a adj., & negro woman Rose.
    To son Jonathan Dolbe, Venter 100a & negro boy Sub.
    To son Peter Dolbe, Second Choice & a child of s negro woman if she have one.
    To dau. Leer, a cow, 2 small dishes, & 4 plates.
    To grdson Humphrey Marshall, at 10 yrs., a heifer.
    Witn: John Hamm, Thomas Watter, Daniel Boyce.
    8 April 1748, sworn to by Boyce & Thomas Watton.

Liber 25, folio 328
14 March 1747/8
MERCY, JOHN, Sr., Worcester Co.
    To eldest son, John Mercy, Good Success, the 100a I bought of Thomas Aydelott & now live on.
    To son Ezekiel Mercy, 2 lots next to the ship-yard.
    To son Joseph Mercy, the 100a of Good Success adj. his bro. William on the S.
    To sons Attkins Mercy, Jediah Mercy, & Daniel Mercy 1 sh. sterl apiect.
    To son William Mercy, the 100a of Spring Bank, the plntn. where I formerly lived, next the river.
    To dau. Sarah Mercy, a bed & other hhold furn., 2 cows & calves, & my riding horse.
    To wife, Ann Marcy, the residue of my p. e., & for life, 1/3 my lands.
    To 4 sons - John, Ezekiel, Joseph, & William Mercy - Second Choice, 100a of marsh on the seaboard side.
    Extrs: wife, Ann, & son John Mercy.
    Witn: George West, Joseph Miller, Thomas Harney, Joseph Carter.
    12 April 1748, sworn to by West & Harney.

Liber 25, folio 330
29 Oct. 1742
GRAY, ZACHARIAH, Baltimore Co., planter.
    To son Ephraim Gray, the dw. plntn. & the land.
    To son Absalom Gray, the other part of Nashes Rest.
    To son Zachariah Gray, Part Willin, on Bull Neck Br. & Madrins Out Lett.
    To dau. Elizabeth Gray, Gooseberry Neck, 100a on the N side Back River.
    To dau. Ann Baze, L 15.
    The 1/3 of wife, Rebecca Gray, are to be div. among her children on her d.
    Witn: Robert Wilkinson, John Finex, John Willson.
    18 March 1747, sworn to by Wilkinson & Finex.

Liber 25, folio 331
6 March 1748
ALLINDER, JOSHUA, Cecil Co., forgeman.
    To wife, Mary Allinder, L 50, this bed I lie on, my bay riding horse Diamond, & her side saddle.
    To eldest son, William Allinder, dau. Mary Allinder, son Joshua Allinder, & youngest son, Nicholas Allinder, L 50 apiece.
    To bro son Joshua Allinder, L 5, & the interest from these sums to be for their rearing till they are of age.
    To son William, the gray horse that goes along with the mare.
    To dau. Mary, a bed & the white mare that brought the colt I left to son William.
    To youngest son, Nicholas Allinder, the cow I bought from Robert Siars.
    Extrs: wife, Mary, & friend Thomas Ellett.
    Witn: Wm. Allen, Henny Good, Thos. Kenedy.
    15 April 1748, sworn to by Good & Kenedy.

Liber 25, folio 332
27 Nov. 1746
AUGHARD, JOHN, Baltimore Co.
    Debts owed to me: 48 sh from Anton Diver, L 3.5 from John Beaver.
    To brother William Hodsworth & sisters Ann, Rebecca, Hannah Godwin, Elizabeth Hodsworth, & Sarah Hodsworth, each an equ. share of my e. r. & p.: 50a over Deer Crk., my riding mare, & wearing appl.
    Extrs: Benjamin Godwin & William Reice, my bros.-in-law.
    Witn: Samuel Wells, William Foxley, Abraham Jarrett.
    16 May 1748, sworn to by Jarrett & affirmed by Wells (Quaker)

Liber 25, folio 334
26 April 1748
ELLETT, GEORGE, [Baltimore Co.]
    Extr: Darby Henley, to him the residue.
    To Sarah Henly, my dw. plntn., serv woman Betty Wodham (whom I give 1 yr of her time), my 2d best bed, & a mare & colt.
    To Marah James, a cow & calf & a sow & pigs.
    Witn: Joseph Norris, William Wright.
    8 June 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 334
8 March 1747
RUTTER, RICHARD, Cecil Co., planter.
    To wife, Mary Rutter & son Moses Rutter, equ. div., all my p. e., & if he d. before age 21, all to wife, Mary.
    To wife, Mary, & son Moses, equ. div. all my r. e., & if both d., my e. both r. & p. to Ralph Rutter, s. o. Ralph Rutter of Cecil Co. dec , & if he d. s. p., to Thomas Rutter, s. o. Thomas Rutter of Cecil Co. dec .
    If s Moses d. before age 21, all my cash, equ. div., to John Jones daus: Elizabeth, Catharine, & Mary.
    Extrs: my son Moses Rutter & my friend Zebulon Hollingsworth.
    Witn: Elinor Jones, Job Everson, John Herbert.
    28 March 1748, Hollingsworth resigned extrship to Mary Rutter, widow to the within Richard.
    28 April 1748, sworn to by Job Evertson.

Liber 25, folio 336
4 June 1747
RYLAND, JOHN, Sr., Cecil Co., planter.
    To son John Ryland, Strawberry Bank & any other lands in Kent Co.
    To younger son Sylvester Ryland, Mulberry Mold & Mulberry Dock, where I live in Cecil Co., but in default of issue, to my
    2 daus, Rebecca & Elizabeth Ryland [both under 16].
    The residue of my p. e. to be div. equ. among my 4 chldn.
    To wife & extrx. [not named], a desk & a side saddle above her 1/3.
    Witn: Edwd. John White, Charles Bowen, Ann Bowen.
    11 April 1748, sworn to by both Bowens in presence of John Ryland, eldest son.

Liber 25, folio 338
27 Feb. 1747
ARMSTRONG, JAMES, [Cecil Co.]
    To wife & extrx., Martha, 1/3 my e. r. & p. & her side saddle.
    To my 4 chldn . - John, William, James, & my dau. who is on her mother breast - equ. div., the residue.
    Overseers: bro.-in-law Fergus Smith & cousin John Ritchey.
    Witn: Robert Gordon, William Smith, John Ritchey.
    10 May 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn

Liber 25, folio 339
12 April 1748
FOSTER, JAMES, [Cecil Co.]
    To wife & extrx., Elizabeth, until son James is 21this plntn.
    To son James, at age 21, s plntn.
    To dau. Mary, 5 sh.
    To daus. Susanna & Rebecca, their equal portions.
    My wife uncle, James Boulding, is to have the binding of son James, but not past age 20, or else William Price.
    Witn: Thomas Cowan, James Price, Martin Alexander.
    10 May 1748, sworn to by Price & Alexander.

Liber 25, folio 340
1 March 1747
IRONS, JOHN, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    The deposition of James Everett of Kent Co., upon Delaware, & John Cheshire of Queen Anns Co., that at the house of Margaret Berry on 1 March 1747 where he was lying on the bed where he died the day following, John Irons said, leave to my sister Hester Mooney all that I have to take all & pay all.
    Sworn to 12 May 1748.

Liber 25, folio 340
19 April 1744
BRANTHWATE, JOSEPH, Queen Anns Co., joyner.
    To wife & extrx., Sarah Branthwate, the residue of my p. e.
    To bro. Daniel Branthwate, my set of joyners tools.
    Witn: Elizabeth Fisher, Henry Templeman, William Fisher.
    12 May 1748, sworn to by both Fishers.

Liber 25, folio 341
27 April 1748
SATTERFIELD, WILLIAM, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife Dianah Satterfield, for widhood, all my e. r. & p., but if she marry, Winfield, my 100a, to be equ. div. betw. my sons Nathaniel & William
    Extr: son William Satterfield.
    To son James at age 16, a horse colt, & at my wife d., a bed.
    To son Thomas at my wife d., a bed.
    To dau. Alice at my wife d., a bed.
    On my wife d., my p. e. to be div. equ. among my 3 children: Alice, James, & Thomas Satterfield.
    Witn: William Emory, William Hurd, Stephen Yoe.
    2 June 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Nathaniel Satterfield, Jr., heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 343
9 May 1748
EATON, THOMAS, Talbot Co.
    To son Richard Eaton & dau. Sarah Eaton, 1 sh. sterl. each.
    To son Anderton Eaton, Peter Eaton, Esther Bleads, & Mary Eaton, equ. div., my whole e.
    Extrs: son[s] Adderton Eaton & Peter Eaton.
    Witn: Arthur Rigby, David Fitzpatrick, Elenor Fitzpatrick.
    8 June 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 344
2 May 1748
ELLIOT, EDWARD, Talbot Co., planter.
    To dau. Sarah Spencer, wife of Thomas Spencer, my dw. plntn consisting of Chance, Sarahs Garden, & my part of Bensons Enlargement until her son John Shannahan is 21, & then, for life, s plntn, & negro man Toby, & on her d. to grddau. Marian Spencer.
    To grdson John Shannahan, mollatto girl Rose, about 13 yrs. of age, a bed, stock, a hand mill, & when he is 21, my dw. plntn. & at the death of his mother, Sarah Spencer, the other but for want of issue, to my son Edward Elliot.
    To grdson William Elliot, negro boy Tom.
    To son Edward Elliot, negro woman Dido & the rest of my lands, & to him & my dau. Sarah Spencer, equ. div., the residue.
    Extr: son Edward Elliot.
    Witn: John Hopkins, Richard Keighley, William Corsey.
    9 June 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 345
26 Oct. 1747
SINKLAIR, WILLIAM, Talbot Co.
    To sister-in-law Ruth Wilson, the loom she works with & a shakle but no gear.
    The residue, except my young bay horse Dolphin, to be equ. div. to my wife & 2 chldn, & my sister Violette is to have her 2 children without any charge.
    Extrs: wife, Sarah, & friend Perry Benson.
    Witn: Ruth Wilson, William Wile, Peter Benson.
    30 March 1748, P. Benson renounced the admin., & the widow stood to the will.
    11 June 1748, sworn to by Wilson & Benson.

Liber 25, folio 346
2 Dec. 1743
MEDLEY, JOHN, Sr., St. Mary's Co.
    To Thomas Greenwell, my son-in-law, for life, the parcel he lives on, & on his d., to my grdson George Greenwell, & if he d. s. p., to James Medley, s. o. James Medley.
    To sons John Medley, William Medley, Thomas Medley, James Medley, & the heirs of my dau. Mary, 1 sh. sterl. apiece.
    To son George Medley heirs & the rest of his children, 1 sh. sterl. [apiece?].
    To dau. Ann Cole, a bed.
    To wife, Sarah Medley, 1/3 my p. e.
    The residue to my 3 chldn.: Clement, Jean, & Hennetta Medley.
    Extrs: wife, Sarah Medley, & son Clement Medley
    Witn: James Waughop, Enoch Combs, Cornelius Maning.
    5 April 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 348
Liber 25, folio May 1748
TEPPET, JOHN, St. Mary's Co.
    To dau. Mary Dunbar, 1 sh.
    To grdson John Dunbar, negro girl Jane.
    To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Teppet, negro wench Pegg, negro boy Samuel, & the rest of my m. e.
    To son Edward Maddox Teppet, negro boy Joseph & negro girl Terey, also a bed, a gun, & 2 cows & calves at age 18.
    Witn: John Maddox, Edman Bolen, Hue Mackmilon. John I Teppet
    5 July 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn. & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 349
27 Jan. 1746/7
GREAVES, JOHN, Sr., St. Mary's Co.
    To George Thompson, Rockey Point, the land he lives on on the E side St. Clements Bay.
    To son Thomas Greaves, for life, the part of Hopewell he lives on on the W side the Locust Run & 10a of Hardshifts Addtn., & on his d., to my grdson Thomas Greaves, Jr., but if he d. s. p., to & if he d. s. p., to his bro. John Greaves, but if he d. s. p., to my grddau. Henrietta Anderson, but if she d. s. p. to the next eldest & so on to the youngest of my son Thomas childn., but for want of heirs, to my grddau. Tabitha Greaves, d. o. John Greaves, Jr., dec but if she d. s. p. , to her bro. John Greaves, but if he d. s. p., to her bro. Jesse Greaves, but if he d. s. p., to my son George Greaves.
    To grdson Jesse Greaves, at age 18, the part of Greaves Chance his father died on adj. Gardiners Chance & 10a of Greaves Lott.
    To grdson John Greaves, s. o. John Greaves, Jr. dec , Greaves Lott as far as the N line of Batchelors Resst except the island next to Thomas Shanks.
    To son George Greaves, Greaves Swamp adj. Batchelors Rest, the surplus land I took out of Batchelors Rest as far as the line between Richard Brewer & William Arthurs & from s line toward Edward Fields.
    The land given to grdsons Jesse & John Greaves to be under the care of my son George Greaves till they are 18.
    To dau. Elenor Greaves, Hardships Addition as far as the path that goes to Giles Horrels, but if she d. s. p., to dau. Ann Greaves, but if she d. s. p., to grddau. Mary Ann Nelson, but if she d. s. p., to grddau. Chloe Nelson, but if she d. s. p., to grdson Seneca Nelson, but if he d.s p., to my dau. Elizb Nelson, but if she marry & have more chldn., to the first born, but if they d. s. p., to dau. Margaret Standidge; s dau. Elenor lives in this house, but if she & her sister Ann don agree, Ann is to bear the cost of a house.
    To dau. Elizabeth Nelson, Doepark & 50a of Doeparks Addition except 50a I have sold to Francis Ratclif.
    To dau. Margaret Standidge, the North Addition of Doepark.
    To dau. Ann Greaves, the plntn. I live on, made of parts of 2 tracts, & Hardships End on the E & N sides of Locust Runns Branches.
    To dau.-in-law Margaret Greaves, all the cleared ground belonging to the plntn. she lives on till grdson Jesse Greaves is 18.
    If any chldn. or grdchldn. forsake the Protestant Religion, they are disinherited.
    Negroes bequeathed: woman Sarah, girl Arabello, boy Isaac, boy Tom, man Sampson.
    Assistant to extr: Thomas Standidge.
    Estate in England, if recovered, to be equ div. among my 2 sons & 4 daus. [named above].
    Extrx: daus. Elenor Greaves & Ann Greaves.
    Witn: Richard Weakling, Robert Drury, John Booker.
    5 July 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 354
--------1748
DAVIS, THOMAS, Back River, Baltimore Co.
    To sons Robert, William, & Daniel Davis, equ. div., after the mtge. is paid, part of Norwich, 200a on Back River Neck.
    To wife & extrx., Mary Davis, for life, my dw. plntn, Dukes Discovery 80a, & on her d., to son Thomas Davis.
    The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among my 5 sons & my dau.
    Witn: Christopher Duke, Sarah Duke, John Garner, Walter Dallas.
    28 July 1748, sworn to by Sarah Dukes, Dallas, & Garner.

Liber 25, folio 356
20 June 1748
RELLET, EDWARD, Charles Co.
    On 20 June 1748 Dr. James Ferguson & David Lanter swore that as Edward Rellet lay sick of the sickness he died of he said
    he wanted his estate to go to Sarah Becknell, d. o. Mary Becnell.

Liber 25, folio 356
11 May 1748
MADDOX, JOHN, Charles Co.
    To wife & extrx., Sarah Maddox, all my lands, the use of all my negroes for life, my stock, hhold furn., crops, & negro Tom.
    If negroes Rose, Violetta Pulley, & Ann do not come to the age of 31 before my s wife d. they are to serve her till that age.
    If my wife d. before these negroes reach the age of 31 - negro Sam, b. Dec. 1736; negro Peter, b. Jan 1747 - they are to be disposed of to John Maddox, s. o. Notely Maddox till they reach that age.
    To Notely Maddox, s. o. Notely Maddox, the use of negro Judith, b. in 1734, till she is 31.
    To William Maddox, s. o. Notely Maddox, the use of negro Jane, b. April 1737, till she is 31.
    To Charles Maddox, s. o. Notely Maddox, the use of negro Robert, b. May 1739, till he is 31.
    To Townley Maddox, s. o. s Notely, the use of negro Elizabeth, b. Jan. 1745, tilll she is 31.
    To Samuel Maddox, s. o. John Maddox, the use of negro Susanns, b. April 1734, till she is 31.
    To John Maddox, s. o. John Maddox, the use of negro Yalla, b. June 1739, till she is 31.
    To Notely Maddox, s. o. John Maddox, the use of Lydda, b. October 1741, till she is 31.
    To Thomas Maddox, s. o. John Maddox, negro Mary, b. 1743, till she is 31.
    To John Maddox, s. o. Notely Maddox, the use of negro Ned, b. 1723, till he is 31.
    To Notely Maddox, s. o. Notely, the use of negro James, by 1725, till he is 31.
    To William Maddox, s. o. Samuel Maddox dec , all my wearing appl.
    Witn: Theop[hilus] Swift, John Harris, James Wood, Benjamin Hatton.
    28 June 1748, sworn to by all 4 witn.

Liber 25, folio 358
14 June 1747
DOWNING, JAMES, Prince George's Co.
    To son James Downing, 71a of Doublin, on the Sapling Br., & after my wife d., the rest of my lands, provided he pay my 3 sons - Henry, John, & Nathaniel Downing -2000 lb. tob. apiece as they reach 21.
    To wife & extrx., Ann Downing, for life, my p. e., but if she mar., it is to be equ. div. among all my children.
    Witn: Richard Marlow, Josiah Wynn, Richard Blue.
    12 May 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.& the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 360
14 March 1747/8
HITCH, SOLOM[ON], Somerset Co.
    To son Levin Hitch, the plntn. I live on & lands adj.
    To son Solomon Hitch, the land I bought from James Storey heirs & my land at Rockawakin, to be equ. div. between him & my son William Hitch, but in case son Levin d. s. p., s Willliam is to have all the land at Rockawakin; also to s Solomon, 2 negroes, Cook & Rose, & he is to give his brother William one year schooling & build hims a house of L 15 price.
    To son William Hitch, the other the land at Rockawakin, negro girl Silbey, & the old mares colt.
    To dau. Ann Hitch, Powells Folly, made over to me by William Weatherell.
    To dau. Eve Hitch, negro girl Chloe.
    To dau. Rebecca Hitch, negro girl Bynah.
    To friend Joshua Inglish, s. o. William English, at age 16, a 3-yr.-old heifer.
    The residue to be equ. div. among all my chldn., only negro man Frank to be sold for L 40 [if possible] by Hilgat Hitch & Robert Givan, who are to oversee my estate.
    Extr: son Solomon Hitch.
    Witn: Joseph Wetherly, Thomas Alworth, Robert Farrington.
    5 April 1748, sworn to by Joseph Wetherly, Thomas Hacker, Robert Farrington.

Liber 25, folio 361
18 April 1748
SAMUELS, ANN, Stepeney Parish, Somerset Co.
    To grddau. Sarah Samens, d. o. my son Peter Samons, a bed, other hhold furn., & a cow & a heifer & a calf.
    To dau. Elizabeth Hopkens, 20 sh.
    To dau. Sarah Walter, 20 sh. & all my wearing cloathes.
    The residue of my p. e. to dau. Martha Wallis, her son Samuel Wolles, & her dau. Grace Wolles, equ. div.
    Witn: Teague Dickeson, Magdalen Pollet, John Spence.
    10 May 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 362
6 May 1748
HORSEY, NATHANIEL, Somerset Co.
    My 3 negroes Qusmini, Wam, & Patience with negro fellow Prince & all my ready money is to be applied to my debts.
    To grdson Nathaniel, s. o. Outerbridge Horsey, all my lands, negroes Peg & Joe, the oxen he broke, other stock, a bed, & other hhold furn.
    To son Outerbridge Horsey, 1 sh. sterl.; he is to take possession of my lands & houses right after the crop on the ground is taken care of.
    To dau. Elizabeth, wife of John Horsey, 4 negroes - Terror, Flora, Sarah, & Tom - as a maiden dowrey with 1/3 the residue of my p. e.
    To dau. Sarah Beauchamp, wife of Isaac Beauchamp, 1/3 my p. e.
    To dau. Martha, wife of Ambrose Dixon, 1/3 my p. e.
    Extrs: friend William Coulbourne, s. o. William, & my son Outerbridge.
    Witn: Thomas Jones, Michael Holland, Thos. Montgomery, George Caton.
    25 June 1748, sworn to by Holland, Montgomery, Caton.

Liber 25, folio 364
13 Nov. 1747
GRANGER, EDWARD, Dorchester Co.
    To dau. Rebecca Williss & Thomas Heather, 1 sh. apiece.
    To son William Granger & Price Ward, extrs., the residue equ. div.
    Witn: Edward Trippe, William Green, Oven Silliven. Edward E Granger
    16 Nov. 1747, sworn to by Trippe & Green.

Liber 25, folio 365
17 July 1747
PATTISON, JAMES, [Dorchester Co.]
    To John Pattison, Killmany, 100a on James Island, & 5 sh.
    To William & Richard Pattison, 100a of Armstrongs Hogpen, on James Island, on the d. of my wife, Mary.
    To dau. Ann, Dover, on the E side Long Cove on Taylors Island from the line of Armstrongs Quarter to the end of the point.
    To Elizabeth Pattison, the other part of Dover, of the W side s Long Cove.
    To Jacob Pattison, 100a on James Island on the E side Armstrongs Folly on Little Choptank R. & 28a on Taylors Island, all of Marshy Hope but the part I sold to John Aaron.
    To Thos, Pattison, 100a of Armstrongs folly where his father lived.
    To wife & extrx., Mary, any servants I have & 1/3 my m. e., & the other 2/3 to Ann & Elizabeth.
    To son Richard, my mill, desk, & surveyors books.
    To Priscilla Driver, 5 sh.
    Witn: William Geoghegan, John Barns, Thomas Spicer, Daniel McCay.
    5 March 1747, sworn to by Geoghegan & Barns.

Liber 25, folio 366
9 Nov. 1747
REILY, CORNELIUS, Dorchester Co., planter.
    To wife, Elenor, for life, my dw. plntn. & all belonging to me, & on her d., s plntn. with Reiley Discovery 96a & my best bed to dau. Ann.
    To daus. Cornealey, Rebecca, & Rachel, 50a of Long Range, which I bought of Joseph Fisher.
    To dau. Rachel, 50a of Goodhead Manner I bought of Joseph Fisher.
    Extrs: John Oldfield & my son-in-law John Burton.
    Witn: Hugh Sherwood, Eliizabeth Sherwood, Mary Woolcott.
    2 April 1748, sworn to by both Sherwoods.

Liber 25, folio 367
1 April 1748/9
DEHORTY, JOHN, Dorchester Co., planter.
    To son George Dehorty, Dolfins Hill, near my dw. plntn. & Negroe Prevention not far from the other & a brown mare Dover.
    To son John Dehorty, Horse Ridge & 100a of the upper end of Turkey Point adj. Horse Ridge & a sorrel horse Teppin.
    To dau. Mary, the remaining 100a of Turkey Point & a gray mare Dorset.
    Extrs: wife, Catherine Dehorty, & son George Dehorty.
    Witn: John White, Matthew Driver, John Casson. John Dehorty
    15 June 1748, sworn to by White & Driver.

Liber 25, folio
24 Jan. 1746/7
CANNON, THOMAS, Sr., Dorchester Co.
    To eldest son, Thomas, Poplar Hills 100a.
    To James & Clear, son & dau. of my son James, 60 or 70a beg. at the first bounder of Cannons Thicket & on the Herring Run.
    To son Joseph, about 50a of Cannons Thicket & 50a of Cannons Long Square in Worcester Co.
    To son Absalom, the remainder of Cannons Thicket, 50 or 60a.
    To son Stephen, 72a of Cannons Sovana.
    To son Lowder, Cannons Venture & 20a of the E part of the Resurvey on Echard.
    To son Lewis, the remainder of Ecsard & the Resurvey, about 109a.
    To dau. Sarah, after my wife d., negro Sebeds.
    To wife & extrx., Catharine, negro man Venture above her 1/3, & if she mar. before my chldn. come to age, they shall be free at 18, but if she does not mar., the boys shall be free at 21.
    Witn: William Clarkson, Sr., William Clarkson, Jr., James Clarkson, Thomas Clarkson.
    15 June 1748, sworn to by both William Clarksons. 369

Liber 25, folio 370
27 July 1746
MILLER, JOHN, [Dorchester Co.]
    To wife, Dorothy Miller, my e.
    To Mary Whitely, d. o. Arthur Whitely, a young heifer.
    To John Hatfield, my clothes; to the chldn. of John Hatfield, living in Kent Co. on Delaware, the remainder of my e.
    Extrs: my wife & John Hatfield.
    Witn: Thomas Vicars, John Vicars.
    27 June 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 371
2 March 1748
ROBSON, CHARLES, Dorchester Co.
    To son John Robson, Surveyors Point & Robsons Pasture.
    To the child my wife is big with, Robsons Chance & Robsons Range.
    My m. e. to be equ. div. betw. my wife & my son John Robson.
    Extrx: my wife, Elizabeth Robson.
    Witn:Thomas Chapman, Edward Keene, Edward Keene.
    14 Aug. 1748, sworn to by both Keenes.

Liber 25, folio 372
4 Dec. 1747
FISH, MARY, Dorchester Co., widow.
    To son Henry Willigot, 3 negroes: Samson, Jenny, & Nelly.
    To son John Bowdle, to negro girls, Patt & Elie, but if he d. s. p., to Henry Willigott.
    To dau. Sarah Dellehaw, negro boy Samson, till her son Thomas Dellehay is 21.
    To dau. Elizabeth Littleton, negro girl Rachel, but if she d. s. p., to the heirs of John Bowdle.
    To grdchldn. William Jones, Mary Withgot, & Mary Feaston, a ewe.
    To grddau. Mary Jones, a year-old heifer.
    Negro woman Dafine to be sold.
    Extr: son Henry Withgott.
    Witn: John Anderton, William Jones, Mark Littleton, Jane Dellehay, William Littleton.
    -------1748, sworn to by Anderton, Jones, & Littleton.

Liber 25, folio 373
18 Nov. 1746
BILLINGS, JAMES, Dorchester Co., Gent.
    To eldest son, Thomas, part of Weston, on Nanticoke R., his mother inheritance, willed to me by Capt. Charles Rider, & Scotch Folley, which I bought of William Hously, on the dam betw. my dw. & Mr. Smith , provided that s son at age 21 convey to his bro. James Addition to Fullam, adj. Fullam on the NW Fork of Nanticoke R., conveyed to him by his grd.-father Col. John Rider - a moderate matter for s Thomas considering the expense of his education in England.
    To son James, Orms Kirk, on the NW Fork of Nanticoke R., where John Brown lives, & Fullam, provided he convey Mill Landing & Addition to Mill Landing, on the NE Fork of Nanticoke R., conveyed to him by his grdfather Col. John Rider, to my dau. Ann; also to son James, Widows Purchase, purchased by me from the widow Anderton, near Orms Kirk.
    To dau. Ann, Poplar Neck, which I bought of Henry Smith, on the NE Fork of Nanticoke R. near Mill Landing.
    The residue of my p. e., equ div. among my wife, Ann, & my 3 chldn.: Thomas, James, & Ann.
    My s wife, Ann, is to be my extrx & guardian to my s 3 chldn. till they are of age or mar.
    The last request of a dying friend, that Col. John Henry & Mr. James Edge will assist my extrx.
    Witn: John Henry, Thomas Smith, Elizabeth Tolley.
    7 Dec. 1748, sworn to by Henry & Tolley, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 376
21 Feb. 1747/8
BENNETT, JOHN, [Queen Anns Co.]
    To wife, Margaret Bennett, all my e.
    Witn: Daniel Smith, John Cadenhead.
    16 July 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 377
18 May 1748
WEBB, TIMOTHY, of Long Neck, [Queen Anns Co.]
    To wife, Mary, for widhood, right to live with son George, & if they cannot dw. together, he is to build her a log house at least 10-ft. squ. & assign to her 1/3 the land.
    To son & extr., George, horse Dover, hhold furn., & my best bed, but until he mar. he is to let my wife use it; & my dw. plntn, but if he d. s. p., to dau. Jane.
    To dau. Jane, my next best bed, other hhold furn., a gray mare, & a ewe.
    To dau. Neriah, a bed & a pewter tankard.
    Witn: Thomas Mooth, William Wiott, Samuel Phillips.
    21 July 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 379
1 Dec. 1747
WILLSON, WILLIAM, Queen Anns Co.
    To bro. Abraham Willson, wearing appl.
    To nephew Nehemiah Willson, 5 sh. sterl.
    To wife & extrx., Ann Willson, negro man Peter, the best bed, & 1/3 the residue.
    To dau. Mary Willson, negro woman Juely, negro man Nero, negro child Perry, 3 of the best beds, other hhold furn., the mare colt I gave her with her mark, other stock, & the 327a I purchased of John Mackonikin, but if she d. s. p., to nephew William Willson, s. o. Abraham Willson.
    My friend John Emory, Jr., is to be guardian of s Mary if my wife d. before she receives her e.
    Witn: Littleton Word, James Clayland, John Clayland, Jr.
    23 July 1748, sworn to by both Claylands, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 380
16 June 1748
FISHER, THOMAS, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To son James Fisher, part of Fishers Meadow, on the E side the main br.of Tuckahoe Crk.
    To wife, Esther Fisher, for life, the remaining part of Fishers Meadow.
    To son Richard Fisher, on the d. of his mother, her part of Fishers Meadow.
    Witn: Christopher Wise, Abigail Wise, Elizabeth Fisher, John Mayne.
    29 July 1748, sworn to by all 4 witn. in presence of Thomas Fisher, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 382
9 April 1748
COMEGY, CORNELIUS, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To wife, Mary Comegys, a side saddle, a horse or mare, above 1/3 my e. r. & p.
    To eldest son, John Comegys, my dw. plntn., James Choice 150a, when he is 21, but if he d. s. p., to my 2d son, Gias Bartis.
    To son Gias Bartis & eldest dau., Mary Comegys, Salem, 350a nigh the Beaverdam Br. not yet patented.
    To dau. Jane Comegys, Crumps Chance, 50a nigh the Cattail Br.
    To the child my wife is with L 30.
    The rest of my p. e., after my wife part, to be equ. div. among my 4 above named children: John, Gias Bartis, Mary, & Jane.
    Extrs: my cousins Cornelius Comegy & Edward Comegy, both of Kent Co.
    Witn: John Harris, Davinport Wells, John Holt.
    16 Aug. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn., the heir at law being under age.

Liber 25, folio 383
28 March 1748
CHAIRS, THOMAS, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To son Thomas Chairs, Batchelors Adventure, the land I dw. on, with Storeys Park, 100a on Tuckahoe Br., & if he d. s. p., my dw. plntn. to dau. Rachel Chairs, & if she d. s. p., to dau. Catharine Chairs, & Storeys Park, to dau. Sarah Chairs.
    To son Thomas Chairs, negro woman Young Nan & her increase, except the child she goes with, & negro boy Jethro.
    To dau. Ann, negro girl Frank.
    To dau. Mary, negro boy Hercules.
    To dau. Susanna, negro girl Jenney & L 7.
    To dau. Catharine, negro woman Nann & negro girl Esther.
    To dau. Sarah, negro man Cook & negro boy William.
    To dau. Rachel, negro girl Little Nann.
    To daus. Catharine & Sarah, 2 horses, Dragon & Shark, toward the support of my younger chldn., whom I leave under their care, but if they don like to live with s Catharine & Sarah, my son Thomas is to be under the care of my son-in-law John Olston & my dau. Rachel under the care of my dau. Mary.
    The residue of my p. e. equ. div. among my childn: Ann, Mary, Catharine, Susanna, Sarah, Rachel, & Thomas.
    Extrs: 2 daus Catharine & Sarah & my son-in-law John Olston.
    Witn: William Ellbert, Thomas Carridine, John Given.
    25 Aug. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 385
15 Jan. 1747/8
REDLE, CORNELIUS, [Queen Anns Co.]
    To son Cornelius Redle, 2 mares Filllis & Boney, 2 cows & their yearlings, , 6 ewes, & a brindle heifer.
    Witn: John Roberts, Ealse Burton.
    25 Aug. 1748, sworn to by Alice Burton.

Liber 25, folio 386
2 June 1748
WARD, LITTLETON, Queen Anns Co., cooper.
    To 2 sons, Philip Ward & James Ward, equ. div., Colre 286a.
    To dau. Rachell Ward, in case either or both s sons d., s land, 6 breeding ewes, a heifer, & one of my best beds.
    To bro.-in-law Henry Bannon, my coopers tools on condition he him to serve me as apprentice.
    Extrx: wife, Mary Ward.
    Witn: William Bannan, Richard Tucker, Charles Webb, Thomas Harris.
    29 Aug. 1748, sworn to by all 4 witn; Philip Ward, heir at law, under age.

Liber 25, folio 387
29 March 1748
BROWN, JOHN, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife & extrx., Sarah Brown, 2 negroes, William & Philemon.
    To son Elisha Brown, 2 negroes, Richard & Phillis.
    To son John Brown, negro boy William & my dw. plntn., part Batchelors Hope & part Neglect, but if he d. s. p., to son Nathan Brown.
    To son Nathan Brown, negro girl Margaret.
    To dau. Mary Brown, 5 sh.
    To son Charles Brown, Marsha Croock [Creek?] near Lews Marsh.
    The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among my wife & chldn., except dau. Mary.
    Witn: Thomas Davis, Dorcas Wright, Nathan Samuel Turb[utt] Wright.
    29 Aug. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.; Elisha Wright, heir at law, under age.

Liber 25, folio 388
9 March 1747/8
OFFUTT, MARY, Prince George's Co.
    To son Edward Offutt, negro man Charles, negro boys Jack, Hucules, & Butcher.
    To sons James Offutt & Samuel Offutt, L 5 sterl. each.
    To childn. of my dec sons William & John Offutt & my dec daus. Jane Warring & Mary Bowey, 5 sh. apiece.
    To dau. Sarah Harris, my wearing appl., my riding horse, & negro girls Clair & Esther.
    To son Nathaniel Offutt, negro woman Debbo, negro man George, & negro boy Jame.
    Extr: son Nathaniel Offutt, he & son Edward to share the residue.
    Witn: Richard Burgess, John Brown Braizer, Thomas Shreve.
    11 Sept 1748, affirmed by Burgess (Quaker) & sworn to by Braizer & Shreve.

Liber 25, folio 389
12 July 1748
PHELPS, WILLIAM, [Anne Arundel Co.]
    To wife & extrx. [not named], for widhood, negro man Tom.
    To son Richard Phelps, Phelps Adventure, 25a on Flat Creek Br.
    To 3 sons, John, Benja., & Zachariah Phelps, the Upper Part Clark Cromwell, 50a on Flat Crk.
    My p. e. to be equ. div. betw. my 5 sons: William, John, Richard, Benjamin, & Zachariah.
    Witn: Samuel Day, Elizabeth Cheney.
    20 Aug. 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 390
1st day 5th mo.[July] 1747
PEIRPOINT CHARLES, Anne Arundel Co.
    To son Charles Pierpoint, Cannons Lott, in Baltimore County, where he is scituate.
    To son Joseph Pierpoint, Stoney Hillside 15a with my grist mill, Peirpoints Pleasure 26 1/2a on the d. of my wife, negro man Pearce,
& a bed & other hhold furn.
    To son Miseal Peirpoint, 100a of Bensons Park, where he is scituated, 2 cows & calves, & 2 breeding sows.
    To son Abraham Peirpoint & dau. Mary Peirpoint, the rest of Bensons Park.
    To son Abraham, negro boy Will.
    To dau. Mary, negro boy Lasey.
    To son Henry Peirpoint, negro man Jacob.
    To dau. Chew Peirpoint, negro woman Moll & her chldn. George & Rachel & a bed.
    To dau. Margaret Peirpoint, negro woman Murrear & a bed.
    To dau. Caleab Peirpoint, negro girl Jenney & a bed.
    To dau. Faithful Peirpoint, negro boy Dick & a cow & calf.
    To dau. Sidney Peirpoint, negro girl Dinor.
    To dau. Bathsheba Peirpoint, negro girl Cate.
    To wife, Sidney Peirpoint, for life, my dw. plntn., negro woman Cate, negro girl Sarah, a bed & other hhold furn., stock, & crops.
    The residue to 2 of my sons & 6 of my daus.: Joseph & Abraham Peirpoint, & Chew, Margaret, Caleb, Sidney, Bathshaba, & Mary Peirpoint.
    Extrs: wife, Sidney Peirpoint, & son Joseph Peirpoint.
    Witn: Joseph Taylor, John Talbot, Basil Deavor.
    1 Aug. 1748, affirmed by Taylor & Deavour (Quakers), & on 29th 6mo.1748, Sidney Peirpoint
    gave her right of administration to her son Joseph Peirpoint.

Liber 25, folio 392
28 June 1748
KIDD, ALEXANDER, [Anne Arundel Co.]
    To wife, Elenor Kidd, 1/3 my e.
    To dau. Hannah Kidd, a cow & calf.
    To daus. Elinor Sasford & Sarah Creage, 1 sh. each.
    To son Samuel Kidd, the residue, he & my wife, Elinor Kidd, to be extrs.
    Witn: Edward Parrish, James Murry.
    11 Aug. 1748, affirmed by Parrish (Quaker).

11 Feb. 1748/9
HYATT, ALVAN, St. Georges, New Castle Co. upon Delaware.
    On 24 Nov., 1748, the administration of the estate of Alvan Hyatt was granted to Abraham Hyatt, his brother, of the same place, who appointed in his place Samuel Allyne of Cecil Co. & Matthias Bordley of Annapolis, Maryland, to recover all debts detained by Mr. John Evitts of Annapolis. .

Liber 25, folio 395
4 July 1748
THOMAS, JOSEPH, Baltimore Co., planter.
    To dau. Ruth Sing, Thomas, on Saltpeter Crk., Josephs Priviledge, negro boy Jerry, & all the residue.
    Extrs:wife, Darkes Thomas & dau. Ruth Sing.
    Witn: Richard Jones, William Jones, W[illiam] Bond.
    7 Sept. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 396
17 Dec. 1745
BOWEN, BENAMIN, Baltimore Co., planter.
    To Greenbury Bowen Baxter, s. o. Elizabeth Baxter, Goose Harbour, but if he d. s. p., to Benjamin Baxter, s. o. Elizabeth Baxter, when he is 18.
    Joshua Smith, s. o. Ann Smith, to have a year's schooling out of my p. e.
    The rest of my p. e. tobe equ. div. among Elizabeth Baxter & her 2 sons, Greenbury Bowen Baxter & Benjamin Baxter.
    Extrs: my bro. Edward Bowen & Elizabeth Baxter.
    Witn: A[braham] Eagleston, Samell Harryman, Robert Green, Edward Perigoy.
    1 July 1748, sworn to by Eagleston, Harryman, & Green.

Liber 25, folio 397
3 Jan. 1745
HOPKINS, THOMAS, Talbot Co.
    Desired to be buried at Dundel Chapple.
    To the 4 daus. of John Ray (Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel, & Sarah), which he had by my dau. Elizabeth, L 28, equ.div. & paid as they come of age.
    The residue to be equ. div. betw. my 2 daus., Kathrine Willson & Rebecca Robarts.
    Extr: Thomas Robarts, my son-in-law.
    Witn: Saml. Cockayne, John Willson, Patience Ward.
    2 Aug. 1748, sworn to by John Willson & Patience Butler (late Ward), wife of John Butler.

Liber 25, folio 398
8 April 1747/8
REW, ISAAC, [Talbot Co.]
    My sons Charles, Morgan, & Mark to be for themselves art age 18.
    To son Charles, a young riding creature & a saddle.
    To son Morgan, a cow & calf & shewmakers tools.
    To son Mark, the least bed & a chest.
    To wife, [Mary], all the rest if she has an [heir ?] after my d., she will keep all; if not, it must go among the 3 boys, equ. div.
    Debtors: Wm. Brown Vickers, George Vickers, John Thornton, Robert Stonstreet, Rachel Frantom, Mary Evens, Abner
    Turner, James Bell, George Saxton.
    19 Aug. 1748, sworn to by Aldem Williams, who drew it. & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 399
3 March 1747
JOHNSON, PETER, Worcester Co.
    To son Peter Johnson, the part of my land where my son John lived, on Tann Fatt Br. adj my land Purtegory.
    To son Arthur Johnson, part of Purgatory & the part of my land where my son Leonard lived, adj son Peter's land, Capt. Parramores land, & Purgatory.
    My p. e. is to be equ. div. among my 8 chldn: John, Peter, Arthur, Tabitha Ann, Joyce, Charity, & Sarah.
    Extrs: sons John, Peter, & Arthur Johnson.
    Witn: Stephen Hall, Samll. Hopkins, Ezekiel Wise.
    3 Aug. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 401
6 April 1748
TOWNSEND, CHARLES, Worcester Co., planter.
    To chldn. Ealie Beavens, Charles Townsend, Ansley Townsend, & Elias Townsend, 1 sh. apiece.
    To son Solomon Townsend, on the d. of my wife, my dw. plntn. Cownture 200a.
    To chldn. William Townsend, Mary Townsend, Sarah Townsend, & Elizabeth Townsend, 1 sh. apiece.
    To my wife & extrx., Mary Townsend, for widhood, all my e., & then to son Joseph Townsend.
    Witn: P[eter] Taylor, Saul Townsend, William Donoho, William Donoho.
    3 Aug. 1748, sworn to by Taylor & Townsend.

Liber 25, folio 402
24 June 1748
ONEAL, JAMES, Worcester Co.
    To eldest son, Richard Oneal, Seder Swamp 50a, Ketches Sovaner 50a, & my dw. plntn. Rume Ridg.
    To son Thomas Oneal, 200a in the Persons Neck in 3 tracts: Long Acher, Townsends Folly, & Neals Addition
    To son James Oneal, Dry Savaner & Cruched Ridge 50a.
    To dau. Eizabeth, Outlet 50a, on Gun Branch.
    To dau. Isabel Oneal, Waterford, on Cool Br.
    To dau. Ester Oneal, small negro girl Rose & her first child, if a girl, to my dau. Mary Oneal.
    To [wife], Rachel Oneal, my moble estate for widhood, & then to be equ. div. among my children.
    Witn: Francis Lank, John Oneal, Mary Oneal.
    21 Aug. 1748, sworn to by Francis Lank & John Oneal, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 404
26 March 1748
KANKEY, JOHN, Elk River, Cecil Co.
    To son John Kankey, the land I Bought of Theolaus Jucaye, now called Jones Land, adj. James Veazeys land & St. Johns Maner & a L 200 bond of Edward Johnson, , Ziblen Hollingsworth, & Thomas Johnson, dated 1746, which may be held at interest till he comes of age.
    To all my children, male & female, an equ. part of the [movables].
    To son Harmon Kankey, the home plntn.
    All my [slaves] are to be appraised as [movables] by William Husband, Samuel Gilpen, Michael Lum, who are to be my childrens gardens.
    Witn: Edward Johnson, Joseph Wallace, Michael Lun, Racel Alricks.
    13 May 1748, sworn to by Johnson, Lun, [& 15 Sept. 1748, by Alricks].

Liber 25, folio 405
1 May 1748
COX, JOHN, Sr., Cecil Co., planter.
    To son William Cox, my dw. plntn., 100a of The Levil, Cockatrice 100a, a table, & 3 leather chairs.
    To son Benjamin Cox, 100a of Cevility, & he is to make over to Philip Stoops, Sr., Becks Medows, provided thst s'd Stoops make over to him Cevility; to him also negro boy Sesor, & s'd Benjamin is to be free at 18 & to have his land at 19.
    To dau. Rebecca Cox, a gold ring & negro child Sal, but if s'd negro d. before Rebecca is of age, Rebecca is to have an equal shareof my m. e.
    To dau. Mary Cox, the rent of Cevility & a bed.
    To son Thomas Cox, 1 sh. sterl.
    To son John Cox, a bed.
    I leave son Benjamin & dau. Rebecca to the care of son William Cox, my extr.
    Witn: Mary Gilmore, David Ricketts, Benedict Pennington.
    1 June 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 407
4 May 1748
PHILLIPS, NATHAN, Elk River, Cecil Co.
    To wife, Jane Phillips, a brown mare, a 2-yr.-old colt, & 1/3 my e. for life, & on her d., to be equ. div. betw. James Boulden & Johanes Arreans, who are to be my extrs.
    To son Samuel Phillips, my negro man Minggo.
    To John Foster a cow & calf.
    To grdchld. John Phillips, L 5.
    To James Boulden, negro woman Fillis.
    To Johanas Arrances, negro child Bah.
    Witn: Michael Lum, Thos. Rose
    2 July 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.before Samuel Phillips, eldest son.

Liber 25, folio 408
9 June 1748
TERRY, HUGH, Cecil Co.
    To my children William, Alisha, Thomas, Augustin, Vachel, Ruth, Beatrice, & Tarishshe Terry, Molten, in Kent Co. &
    Swanharber, in Cecil Co., & all my p. e.
    Extrs: son William Terry & dau. Ruth Terry.
    Witn: Wm. Davis, James Porter, John Ozer.
    1 Aug. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 409
27 May 1748
ROBART, KING, Cecil Co.
    To my bro. John Robarts, L 10.
    To Henry Baker, L 20.
    The residue to Samuel Gilpen, my extr.
    Witn: Joseph Gilpin, Joseph Richardson, Eliner Phillips.
    5 Aug. 1748, sworn to by Richardson & Philips.

Liber 25, folio 409
13 June 1748
PETERS, CHRISTIAN, Cecil Co., Gent., b. in Harborugh, Duckdom of Lunebugin, Germany.
    To the son of my dcd. sister, Mary Elisbeth Hartmann, & to my sister Anne Louise Remer, each 1 sh. sterl
    To wife & extrx., Unite, all my e. in America, & on her d. all my e. is to be used for a free school.
    To my half-sister, the widow Matfields in Lavenbury or her chldn. if she d.before me.
    Witn: William Scott, Jonas Brown, David Pean.
    9 Aug. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 411
1 April 1748
MEAKINS. JOSHUA, Cecil Co.
    To John Waganer, bay horse Crickett.
    To my cousins children - Richard , Joshua, Sarah, & Elizabeth Meakins - all my e. r. & p. equ. div. as they come of age.
    My dau. Sarah is to live with the Revd. Mr. Hugh Jones & his spouse till she is of age.
    My dau. Elizabeth is to live with Mrs. Rebecca Heath till she is of age.
    My son Richard is to have any reasonable part of my e. if he bind himself to John Stogden or any other good tradesman.
    I leave my son Joshua to my extr., Benjamin Pearce, who is to settle the e. of John Husbands with Elizb. Parr.
    Witn: Nicholas Price, Bebecca Price, Alsor Walley.
    6 Sept. 1748, sworn to by Alce Wally.

Liber 25, folio 412
5 April 1746
HANSON ROBERT, Charles Co.
    To son William Hanson, 100a originally Aberganie, which I included in Roburtus, escheated to me, part of his dw. plntn., Addition to Robertus 28a, & my surveyors instruments & mathematics books.
    To youngest son Robert Hanson, the 100a of Bettys Delight I dw. on willed to me by my father, John Hanson decd.; 69a of Chandlers Hill I bought of Wm. Chandler; 4 lots in Chandler Town, 2 of which I bought of Richard Rogers, 1 of John Brown, & 1 of Thomas Sanders; another lot in s'd Town; 1 lot in Charles Town; & Corkers Hoghole 100a.
    To dau. Dorothy Harrison, wife of Richard Harrison, the E 250a of Hansonton.
    The rest of Hansonton & 124a of Robertus next adj. to be sold to pay a bond payable to Thomas Bladen, Esq., signed by my s'd son William & Dr. Gus. Brown.
    To dau. Mary Hanson, Habberdeventure, 150a I bought of John Lambeth & Hansons Plain 25a adj.
    To son Saml. Hanson, my sword, pistol;, & seal.
    To grdson Robert Hanson, s. o. Saml. & Mary Hanson, my watch made by Tomlinson.
    To son Benjamin Hanson, my watch made by Royle & my little bay horse Courser.
    The rest of my p. e. - slaves, servants, stock, & hhold goods - to e equ. div. among my sons Benjamin & Robert Hanson & my daus. Mary, Sarah, & Violetta Hanson.
    My nephew Walter Hanson is to be guardian to my son Robert & my 2 youngest sons & youngest dau. are to have sufficient education.
    Extrs: sons Samuel & William Hanson & nephew Walter Hanson.
    Witn: Edm[und] Porteus, Sam. Hanson, Jr., Dan[iel] of St. Thos. Jenifer.
    27 Sept. 1748, sworn to by Hanson & Jenifer.

Liber 25, folio 415
5 Dec. 1743
WILLIAM COX, Sr., Calvert Co., planter.
    To wif & extrx., Cathrin Cox, for life, all e. r. & p., & on her d., my land to son John Cox & my p. e. equ. div. among all my
    children.
    Witn: John Grover, Sr., Jno. Grover, Jr., John Bradley, Sr.
    12 Sept. 1748, sworn to by John Grover, Jr., & John Bradley.

Liber 25, folio 416
6 July 1748
DOYNE, EDWARD ALOYSIUS, St. Mary's Co.
    To my bro. Ignatius Doyne, 6 negroes - Ned, Joshua, Bob, Nan, Sarah, & Hanny - & his debts due to me.
    To Ignatius Spalding, all his debt due to me.
    To Benjamin Jarneson, all his debt due to me.
    To Robert Brent, all his debt due to me.
    To my sister, Mary Jameson, a large dyaper table cloth & napkins.
    To the gentleman that [buries ?] me, a pistol.
    To Sophia Doyne, my riding horse Silver.
    To bro. Ignatius Doyne, my extr., the residue.
    Witn: Baptist Barber, Luke Gardiner, J[ames] Thompson.
    3 Aug. 1748, sworn to by Barber & Gardiner.

Liber 25, folio 418
14 July 1746
PRICE, HENRY, [St. Mary's Co.]
    To nephew Thomas Cook, a pied heifer & a bed, & if he d.before age 21 or mar., to my sister Frances Price.
    To nephew William Price, a red heifer & a gun.
    The use of the rest of my e. for life, to my mother & extrx., Johanna Price, & on her d., to my sister Frances Price, but if she d. s. p., to my bro. William Price.
    Witn: Geo. Clark, Richd. King, Ignatius Bryan.
    15 Aug. 1748, sworn to by King & Bryan.

Liber 25, folio 418
22 April 1748
PHILBERT, JOHN, Charles Co.
    To son Luke, Philberts Chance, & if he d. s. p., to the heirs of my son Archibald.
    To son Whorton, Philberts Addition, where my dw. is, & if he d. s. p., to the heirs of my son John.
    To wife & extrx., Elizabeth, for life, all my stock & hhold furn.
    On her d., the residue, equ. div. betw. sons Archibald, John, & Mark & dau. Elizabeth.
    Witn: Jo[seph] H[anson] Harrison, Thomas Hudson, Joseph Ratliff.
    9 July 1748, sworn to by Harrison & Hudson in presence of the heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 419
21 Aug. 1746
BARKER, JOHN, Charles Co.
    To wife Elenor Barker, 4 negroes - James, Jean, Austin, & Jenny - & 1/2 my hhold furn. & cattle.
    To son John Barker, 2 negroes - Jeoffrey & Jockey - & 100a near the great dams called ------------- & 1/2 the residue of my m. e.
    To son William Barker, after my wife d., the land where I live, & 4 negroes - Fortune, Carpenture, Robin, & Joe - but he is to let my sister Catherine Willstead have s'd Robin & bind s'd Joe to a joyner or brivklayer.
    To niece Catherine Barker, d. o. Peter Barker late of Charles Co., negro Benn, & if she d. s. p., to her sister Elizabeth Barker, & if she d. s. p., to nephew George Barker, s. o. s'd Peter Barker, & if he d. s. p., to my son John Barker.
    Extrs: wife, Elenor Barker & son William Barker.
    Witn: Will Dent, Jno. Elgin, Richard Bent, Mary Bent.
    15 July 1748, sworn to by Dent, Elgin, & Richard Bent.

Liber 25, folio 421
------------- 1748
ADAMS, SAMUEL, Charles Co.
    To wife & extrx., Charity Adams, negro men Harry & Jack, cows, stears, & horses.
    To dau. Tabitha, Adames Retirement 100a, Adamses Outlett 50a, Adamses Pasture 34 1/2a, & at the age of 16 or mar., negro man Charles, a bed, & a cow & calf.
    To daus. Celia & Athaliah, being twins, Batchelors Hope 277a , equ. div., & equ. div. at age 16, negro woman Seened, mulatto girl Rachel, a bed & a cow & calf to each.
    To dau. Cloe, Leverpool Point 32 1/2a, Crosmans Entrance, L 3 to clear s'd land, negro girl Violetta, a bed, & a cow & calf.
    To John Courts Wade, a cow & calf & a small gun.
    To bro. Benjamin Adams , 1000 lb. tobac. & my best suit of clothes for making my coffin.
    To servant Andrew Robertson, 1 yr. of his indented time.
    The residue to be equ. div. betw. my wife & chldn.
    Witn: James Crawley, Anne Crawley, John Elgin.
    10 Sept. 1748, sworn to by all e witn.

Liber 25, folio 423
10 Feb. 1747/8
WHARTON, HENRIETTA, Charles Co.
    To bro. Fras. Wharton, if he return from beyond seas without entering holy orders, 4 negroes - Joss, Terry, Nedd, & Henry - but if not, the 4 negroes to be equ. div. among my 4 sisters: Mary Brent, Jane Parnham, Eliza. Pile, & Ann Smith.
    To sister Elear. Wharton, negro woman Sarah.
    To sister Parnham, negro girl Lettice & a bed.
    To bro. Jesse Wharton, negro woman Sue & her girl Monica to child his wife is big with, but if s'd child d. s. p., to nephew Henry Pile.
    My livestock are to be equ. div. betw. my bro. Jesse & my 5 sisters: Eleanr. Wharton.
    To niece Polly Brent, a bed.
    To Dr. [Fras.] Parnham, my gray horse Batchelor & to my br. [Jos.] Pile, my young bay horse, & desire them to see this will executed.
    Witn: Sophia Doyne, Mary Jackson.
    19 Sept. 1748, sworn to by Doyne.

Liber 25, folio 424
29 April 1747
WEST, ROBERT, Sr., Baltimore Co., planter.
    To wife & extrx., Sarah, for life, all goods & chattels, on her d., to be div. among our chldn.
    Witn: Enoch West, William Cox.
    7 Sept. 1748, affirmed by Cox (Quaker) & sworn to by West.

Liber 25, folio 425
14 Sept. 1748
JENKES, FRANCIS, Baltimore Co.
    All e. r. & p. to bro. Lancelot Jenkes.
    Extr: Dr. James Walker.
    Witn: [The Revd.] Thos Chase, Edward Dogan, Eliz Jones.
    7 Oct. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 426
13 Aug. 1748
RENSHAW, THOMAS, Baltimore Co.
    To first-born son, John Renshaw, the 150a of The Brothers Discovery he lives on.
    To 2d son, Abraham Renshaw, the 250a of s'd The Brothers Discovery he lives on.
    To 3d son, Thomas Renshaw, the land already made over to him: 200a of The Brothers Discovery & 50a of Clarks Dunmury of Antrim.
    To 4th son, Joseph Renshaw, the rest of Clarks Dunmury of Antrim, he not to disturb my wife on my dw. plntn.
    To dau. Jane Renshaw, what she already has.
    Extrx. of my p. e: wife, Jane Renshaw.
    Witn: Samuel Brice, James Brice, Sarah Ellwood.
    13 Oct. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 428
13 March 1746/7
WALTHAM, CHARLETON, Kent Co.
    To bro.& extr., John Waltham, negro man George & my last suit of clothes.
    To bro. Thomas Waltham, the land I live on, leased from Mr. William Harris, & my 2 negroes Jack & Harry, & the residue.
    To nephew John Waltham, s. o. my bro. John, my bullet gun, gold sleeve buttons, silver snuff box, & silver buckles.
    To my kindswoman Rhode Hall, who lives with me, at age of 16 or mar., a bed & clothes that were my sister Hannahs.
    To Chambers Hall, bro. of s'd Rhode, 2 cows & calves & a horse worth L 7.
    Witn: Jno. Gresham, Gustavus Hanson, John Battershill.
    10 June 1748, sworn to by Hanson & Battershill in presence of John Waltham, extr. & heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 429
9 Nov. 1743
GEVENAPP, RICHD., [Kent Co.]
    To Elizabeth Bantam, the residue, to be paid by Lewis Williams, my extr.
    Witn: Elisbeth Nowland, James Nowland.
    4 July 1748, sworn to by Elizabeth Nowland.

Liber 25, folio 430
13 Aug. 1748
SMITH, CHARLES, Kent Co.
    To son John Smith, 50a on the upper end of the tract, where Thos. Cook lives.
    To son & extr., Joseph Smith, my dw. plntn. & the rest of my land, a cow & calf, & my right to a pew in St. Pauls church.
    My dau. Mary is to have 50a out of Josephs land at the end of Johns 50a.
    To cousin John Smith 3 sheep.
    Of the residue, 1/3 to my wife [not named],& the rest to be div. betw. my 2 sons & 2 daus., only L 6 to be taken out of Mary's part (what she & her husband have) & div. betw. 2 sons & dau. Rachel.
    Witn: Jno Smith, Wm. Hagnes, Richd. Meaders.
    1 Sept. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn..

Liber 25, folio 432
17 June 1748
HARRIS, WILLIAM, Kent Co., Gent.
    My lands on both sides the head of Fairlee Crk. to be soold to pay debts.
    To wife & extrx., Ariana Margaritta Harris, negroes Scipio, Tom, Hoe, Jonas, & Nan.
    To son James Harris, negroes Ceecile, Tom, Tobey, Chester, & Joyce.
    To dau. Ariana Harris, negroes Jack, Moses, Sue, & Hannah.
    The residue of my p. e. to wife Ariana Margaritta, son James, & dau. Ariana, the children's parts to be paid at age 21.
    Lands in Cecil Co. in partnershp with Messr. Brice & Cheston.
    Witn: Danl. Cheston of Chestertown, Mat[hias] [H]arris, [Stephen] Bordley.
    2 Sept. 1748, sworn to by Daniel Cheston; John Carvill & Jane, his wife, John Connor & Elizabeth, his wife, & Stephen Bordley & Sarah, his wife, s'd Jane, Elizabeth, & Sarah being sisters of the dec'd & nearest of kindred, except the chldn. named in the will, who are infants, did not appear.

Liber 25, folio 434
10 Aug. 1749
PIRKINS, DAVID, [Kent Co.]
    To wife Rebekah, for widhood, 1/3 my m. e. & 1/2 my dw. plntn.
    To dau. Sarah, all my lands in New Castle Co. [upon Delaware].
    To son David Perkins, the residue of my e. r. & p.
    Extrs:wife, Rebekah, & son David Pirkins.
    18 Oct. 1748, affirmed by the extrs. (Quakers).

Liber 25, folio 435
17 July 1748
GLANDON, RICHARD, Chester, Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To wife & extrx., Anne Glandon, all my livestock & hhold furn.
    Witn: Jno Coursey, Barbara Duncan, Chris Wilkenson.
    22 Sept. 1748, sworn to by Coursey & Duncan, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 436
25 Aug. 1748
CHAPMAN, SARAH, Kent Island, [Queen Anns Co.]
    To Susanna Sliney & Susanna Maton, each a gold ring.
    To An Smyth, 1 pr. silver buttons.
    To Mary Davis, a bumbase gown & a 2 bredt hollen apon.
    To Mary Ann Stevens, 1 pr. silver buttons.
    To Elizabeth Henry 800 lb. tob.
    To Sarah Sliney, a black gown, an apon, & 2 handkerchifs.
    To the dau. of Mary Dun, a linsewolsey gown, a petticoat, & a bodkin.
    The rest of my e. to John Sallaway, my extr.
    Witn: Robart Basnett, Josias Sallaway.
    22 Sept. 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 437
7 Jan. 1741/2
NEALE, HENRY, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    To James Quin of Queen Anns Co., all my r. & p. e., & if he d. before me, to Thomas Pulton of Charles Co.
    Extr. s'd James Quin, & if he d. before me, s'd Thomas Pulton.
    Witn: Richard Molyneux, Jno Tayr. Blake, John Rawson.
    6 Oct. 1748, sworn to by Molyneux, & 8 Oct. 1748, sworn to by Rawson in presence of Edwd. Neale, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 438
18 Sept. 1748
LLOYD, THOMAS, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel Co., merchant or storekeeper.
    To the Revd. Mr. John Lang & Mrs. Margaret Lang, his wife, money for funeral expenses & to John L 5 for a mourning ring.
    Books & acc'ts left with Mr. Andrew Strachan, who is to render acc'ts to my extrs., particularly of money from Samuel
    Lockwood.
    Jacob Franklin at West River is to deliver bundles of paper money.
    The residue to my dau. Mary Burny, wife of Capt. Warren Burney of Wapping Parish & Hermitage St., London.
    Extrs: Mr. James Dick & Mr. Andrew Strachan.
    Witn: Wm. Strachan, Wm. Tillard, Thoms. Brown.
    10 Oct. 1748, sworn to by Strachan & Tillard.

Liber 25, folio 440
29 July 1747
ASHLEY, WILLIAM, Anne Arundel Co.
    To son John Ashley, my riding horse Ranter, a rone mare I bought of Hannah Appelbey, a chest, 4 hogs, & my plow horse while his sister Sarah Ashley lives with him.
    To dau. Lurana Humphris, 42 sh. to buy a mare, a chest, & all my syder casks.
    To dau. Elizabeth Ashley, a cow & calf, a small bed, & 40sh.
    To grdson Laurina Ashley, my gun & the first colt the mare I give his father brings.
    To dau. Sarah Ashley, at age 16, the rest of my p. e.
    Extr: son John Ashley.
    Witn: William Hammond, Robert Merchell, Mary Ann Hammond.
    19 Oct. 1748, sworn to by Wm. Hammod & Rbt. Merchell.

Liber 25, folio 441
2 July 1748
TUCKER, THOMAS, [Anne Arundel Co.]
    To Sarah Pane, 1 sh.
    To Luranna Rawlings, Mary Beard, Elizh. White, & Sealy Tucker, 1 sh. apiece.
    To son Richard Tucker, L 10.
    To Easter Hill, at age 16, L 3, & I set her of age.
    To son & extr.,Thos. Tucker, The Friendship, formerly belonging to my father, Richard Tucker dec , & the residue.
    Joseph Cowman is to see that my will is performed.
    Witn Nicho[las] St. Lawrence, Jos. Cowman, Jr., Ann Cowman.
    29 Oct. 1748, affirmed by Joseph Cowman, Jr. (Quaker).

Liber 25, folio 442
17 Feb. 1747/8
HELLEN, RICHD., Jr.,Calvert Co
    To dau. Mary Hellen, negro girl Fillis & the residue.
    To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Hellen, 1/3 my e.
    Witn: John Hellen, Walter Hellen, Alexd. Suan, Heugh Frazer.
    22 Oct. 1748, sworn to by John & Walter Hellen & Alexd. Swan.

Liber 25, folio 443
22 Sept. 1748
WASHINGTON, JOHN, Calvert Co.
    To Capt. Jas. Heighe, all my e.
    Witn: Richd. Johns, Wm. Askew.
    22 Oct. 1748, affirmed by Johns (Quaker ?) & sworn to by Askew.

Liber 25, folio 444
7 Dec. 1743
BOWIN, ELIZABETH, Calvert Co., widow.
    To son John Whinfield, negro lad Tom.
    To son Jonah Whinfield, negro woman Cate.
    To dau. Sarah Robinson, negro boy George & a cow & calf.
    To dau. Ann Northly, negro girl Jemima, a bed, a cow, & a small horse Fox.
    To dau. Elizabeth Bowin, negro woman Nan, the bed I lie on, a mare Fortune, other livestock, & hhold furn.
    To Jonah Whinfield, s. o. Jonah Whinfield, the child s Nan is big with.
    To grdson Nathaniell Bowin Northy, a mare colt.
    To son & extr., John Whinfield, the residue.
    Witn: Henry Austin, George Johnson.
    8 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Johnson.

Liber 25, folio 445
20 Oct. 1748
WHINFIELD, JOHN, Calvert Co., planter.
    To my mother & extrx., Eliza. Bowen, for life, all my e., & on ner d. to my cussin John Whinfield, & if he d. s. p., to my cussin
    Jonah Whinfield.
    Witn: Samuel Northey, William Lyles, John Robinson.
    8 Nov. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 446
28 Jan. 1744
COAN, JOHN, Baltimore Co.
    To son John Coan, Jr., Thomas Coan, & my son William Coan, 1 sh. apiece.
    To son & extr., Edward Coan, my dw.plntn. with 100a & my new gun.
    To son Elias Coan, an equ. Share of my e.
    To dau. Susannah Coan, an equ. share of my e. & what is left of her mother clothes, & she is to be in the care of my son John.
    To daus. Elizabeth Coan & Martha Coan, 1 sh. apiece.
    The child of my dau. Sarah [dec ] to my son Thomas care till she is of age.
    Witn: Jno. Heavin, Thomas Horner, Grace Horner.
    2 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Jno. Haven & Tho. Horner.

Liber 25, folio 447
5 Oct. 1748
PARISH, EDWARD, Anne Arundel Co., Gent.
    To wife, Rachel Parish, negro man Will.
    To son Peter, Clearest Hope 150a.
    To son William, Lockwood Great Park 49a & Lockwood Park.
    To son Robert, the land I live on, Hogg Harbour 100+a.
    The residue to be equ. div. among all my children except dau. Elizabeth Knight whom I cut off with 1 sh.
    Extrs: wife, Rachel Parish, & Thomas Norris. Witn: Tho. Lingan, Sam. Foard, Thos. Hobbs.
    22 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Foard; 15 Nov. 1749, sworn to by Dr. Tho. Lingan; 19 Nov. 1748 the widow resigned the extrship.

Liber 25, folio 449
7 Oct. 1740
WHEELER, ROBERT, Prince George's Co., carpenter.
    To son Robert Wheeler, 100a of Farmers Marsh & part of Addition to Farmers Marsh, but if he d. before Ann, his wife, & Ann marry again, to my grdson Rbt. Wheeler, s. o. Rbt., & if he d. s. p., to grddau. Sarah Wheeler, d. o. son Rbt.
    To son Daniel Wheeler, 5 sh.
    To son Thomas Wheeler, my working tools. To dau. Mary a cow & a calf.
    To wife Grace the plntn. where I live with all land remaining.
    The residue of my p. e. to be for the education of my son Samuel to age 16.
    Extrs: wife, Grace, & son Robert.
    Witn: Alexr. Falionar, Jacob Icleheart, Jeams Ellett, Rignall Odell.
    23 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Odall, Iclehard, & Ellett.

Liber 25, folio 451
5 July 1745
MULLICAN, THOMAS, Prince George's Co.
    To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Mullican, for widhood, my dw. plntn. with all the land, & on her d. or mar., to son William Mullican.
    To son William Mullican, after my wife widhood, negro man Tom.
    To son Thomas Mullikin, 2 negro boys, Sharper & Black Wall, & at 18 he is to have the benefit of his own & his negroes labor.
    To dau Charity Mullican, after my wife widhood, negro girl Hannah.
    The residue to my wife for her widhood, then 1/3 to be equ. div. among my children: Thomas, Elianor, Elizabeth, & Charity Mulliken, Rachel Goodman, & Mary Harper.
    Witn: John Bowie, Jr., Henry Hutton, Anna Hutton.
    23 Nov. 1748, sworn to by John Bowie & Henry Hutton, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 452
7 July 1747
HAZARD, DAVID, Worcester Co.
    To 2 sons Cord Hazard & Joseph Hazard, my land in Angola Neck, in Sussex Co., [Delaware], & the road from Mr. Preckts. plntn. to St. Georges Chapel, each holding their own dw. plntn.
    To son Cord Hazard, negro girl Bess & 1/3 the boat.
    To son Joseph Hazard, negro boy Nero, L 10 in gold, & L 5 in country produce.
    To son David Hazard, Agreement, the land where he lives, negro woman Bess, 8 pistols in gold, & a bed.
    To Benjamin Derixon, my land on the NW side Herring Branch, in Agreement, .
    To 2 sons William Hazard & John Hazard, the 2 tracts where I live, North Perthinton & Davids Lott, each to have the land he lives on, & also my land in Little Neck.
    To son William Hazard, negro boy Robin & negro girl Jone.
    To son John Hazard, negro Jacob & negro girl Dinah.
    To dau. Ann West, 20 sh.
    To grdchldn. b. of my dau. Hannah Collins, negro wench Inde, to be div. among them when the youngest is 16.
    To wife, Ann Hazard, a mare or horse, a side saddle, other stock, & a bed.
    To my childn., Winkapin, 100a of siprus swamp, & the residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among my wife & chldn.: Joseph, Daniel, Wm., John, & Elizabeth.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my wife, Ann, & sons Wm. & John Hazard, my extrs.
    Witn: Hinmon Wharton, William Morris, Ed[ward] Rownd.
    3 Nov. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.
    Codicil.
    If dau. Ann West become a widow, my extrs should find her in provision if she will live with them.
    8 July 1747, sworn to by Ed. Rownd.

Liber 25, folio 455
15 Oct. 1748
BOWEN, JOHN, Baltimore Co.
    To son Clayson Bowen, 1 sh. sterl.
    To dau. Elinor Deal, an old black mare, other stock, all the bedding in the kitchen, & other hhold furn.
    To grdson & extr., John Green, Bells Camp 100a & the residue of my p. e.
    Witn: Robert Clark, Thos. Dulany, Jona. Lyon. 25 Nov. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 456
14 Oct. 1748
CROXALL, JAMES [CARROLL], Baltimore Co. To bros. Richard & Charles & sister Mary Rumney, Brothers Generosity, 587a in Prince George's Co.
    To mother,Johanna Croxall, negro man Sampson & his wife, Hannah, & their child, a girl.
    To sister Mary Rumney, 2 white servants, Hugh Maclaughlin & Miles Love.
    To bro. Richard Croxall, servant man Phillip Conner & my riding horse & saddle.
    To bro.-in-law Nathll Rumney, 2 cows & a calf.
    Extrs: 2 bros. Richard & Charles.
    Witn: [Capt.]Darby Lux, [Dr.] George Buchanan, Willm. Lux.
    29 Nov. 1748, sworn to by all 3 wit.

Liber 25, folio 457
2 Oct. 1748
PRIMROSE, BRIGGET, Queen Anns Co.
    To son John Navil & dau. Margaret Wiatt, 12 penneys starl. each.
    To dau. Rachell Navil, a 5-yr.-old cow.
    To son David Navil & dau. Catharine Navil,extrs., the residue of my p. e.
    Witn: James Ponder, John Nevil, Jr., Ricard Ponder, Jr.
    3 Nov. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 458
25 Aug. 1748
PONDER, RICHARD. Queen Anns Co.
    To son James Ponder, Ponders Chance 38a.
    To son Hamer Ponder, Willsons Ouldfield, 100a of Smith Delite.
    To dau. Sarah Ponder, a new bed.
    To my 5 sons & 4 daus. John, James, William, Daniel, & Hamer Ponder & Anna, Rachel, Sarah, & Ann Ponder equ. div. the
    residue of my p. e.
    Extr: William Ponder.
    Witn: Thos. Mounseir, William Worton, Jas. Ponder.
    10 Nov. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn. before John Ponder, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 460
5 Oct. 1748
BLAKE, JOHN SAYER, Queen Anns Co., Gent.
    To sons John, Charles, & the child my wife is big with, except Rusendall & Courseys Neck adj., which were entailed on me by my father, Charles Blake, my lands in Queen Anns Co. equ. div., provided they allow my daus. enough land to work slaves on.
    Grosses, my lands in Talbot Co., is to be sold.
    Of my p. e., 1/3 to my wife [not named] & the remaining 2/3 to my 5 chldn. & the child my wife is big with.
    Extrs:my wife, my bro. Philemon Charles Blake, my bro.-in-law Philip Darnal.
    Witn: Edward Knott, R[ichard] Porter, Gilbrt. Barron, James Tilghman.
    24 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Porter, Barron, & Tilghman; John Blake, heir at law, under age.

Liber 25, folio 461
1 Oct. 1747
LEWIS, THOMAS, Dorchester Co.
    To son William Lewis, Chance, 50a on Widdows Neck on Taylors Island, a gun, & a mare colt.
    To son Thomas Lewis, Sharplys Pound 58a, but if he d. s. p., to my son Eliga Lewis.
    To wife & extrx., Mary Lewis, for widhood, the rest of my p. e. & my dw. plntn.
    Witn: John Robson, Richard Tubman, Joseph Shinton. Thomas T Lewis
    6 Sept. 1748, sworn to by Tubman & Shenron.

Liber 25, folio 462
17 June 1748
WRIGHT, ROGER, Dorchester Co.
    To dau. Ann Pain, 10 sh.
    To dau.Berry, 20 sh.
    The residue equ. div. among the rest of my chldn.
    Extrx: wife [not named].
    Witn: Elizabeth Bartetton, Thos. Hicks.
    28 Sept. 1748, sworn to by Thos. Hicks & Elizabeth Bartleton.

Liber 25, folio 463
17 June 1748
FISHER, FLOWER, Dorchester Co., planter.
    To sister Mary Fisher, Codhead Manner, 100a adj. the land I sold to Richard Harrington, Jr., & a sorrel mare.
    To bro. & extr., William Fisher, the residue r. & p.
    Witn: Redmond Fallin, Jams Cook, William Montieue, John Cook.
    21 Nov. 1748, sworn to by both Cooks & Montaiue.

Liber 25, folio 464
1 Sept. 1748
SMITH, WALTER, St. Leonards Crk, [Calvert Co.]
    To wife Alethea Smith, for widhood, my dw. plntn.
    To son Richard Smith & grdson Walter Smith, s. o. Walter Smith dec , the lands contained in my dw. plntn., equ. div. when s Walter Smith is 21: Stones Lands, Taylors Lands, & Buttmores Br.
    My outlands, adj. the mill, being Part of Blinkhorn, Part of Woolfs Quarter, & Smiths Hoggpen, to be equ. div. betw. my sons John & Nathaniel.
    To son Charles Smith, the island lately called Murffort but now Smith Island & negro boy George.
    My p. e. is to be equ. div. among my chldn: Richard, John, Nathaniel, Charles, Alethea Parker, & my grdson Walter Smith, s. o. Walter dec .
    Extr: son Richard Smith.
    Witn: William Blackburn, Young Parren, Thomas Hellen.
    18 Oct. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn., the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 466
9 Nov. 1748
ALLEIN, BENJAMIN, Anne Arundel Co., victualler.
    To dau. Ann Allingham, L 10.
    To son William Allein, negro woman Kate or a young negro wench if [Kate] d. before he is of age.
    To son Prindowell Allein, the first child s Kate brings that lives.
    To sons Thomas, Joseph, & Prindowell Allein, each L 20 at age 21.
    To sons John Zachariah Allein & Benjamin Allein, my clothes & L 10 each at age 21.
    To son James Allein, L 10 at age 21.
    To wife & extrx., [Mary], 1/3 my e., but if she d. before admin. my e., my son-in-law, Capt. Philip Allingham be extr.
    To my 7 sons James, John Zachariah, Benja. Thomas, Joseph, Prindowel, & William, the residue equ. div. as they come to age.
    Witn: James Low, Wm. Tillard.
    20 Dec. 1748, sworn to by both witn. & the widow, Mrs. Mary Allein, stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 468
17 March 1745/6
READ, JOHN, Somerset Co.
    To son John Read 1 sh. sterl.
    To son Zachariah Read, my land in Dorchester Co.: Pokety 50a & Chance, 35a I took up.
    To son Obediah Read, negro woman Bess.
    To son Hezekiah Read, my dw. plntn., the residue of the land I bought of Charles White & gave to son John Read, & 1 sh. sterl.
    To son James Read, negro Will, my shalop, & my white horse.
    To dau. Tabitha Bounds, negro man Harrey.
    To dau. Mary Wellin, negro woman Rose.
    To dau. Hannah Huggins, negro woman Pegg & L 20 more than the rest.
    To wfe, Mary Read, for widhood, all my m. e., then to be equ. div. among my 5 chldn.: Zachariah, Obediah, James, Tabitha, & Mary.
    Extr: son Obediah Read..
    Witn: Jacob Mezick, Covington Mezick, J[oseph] Dashiell.
    16 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Covington Mezick & Joseph Dashiell, & 28 Nov. 1748, the widow stood to the law not to the will.

Liber 25, folio 468
10 Nov. 1748
CORBY, EDWARD, Somerset Co.
    To wife, Sary Ann Corby, my dw. plntn., Corby 100a, & my m. e.
    To younger bro. Matheu, if he ever arrive in this country, . . . .
    Witn: Nicholas Evans Collier, Covington Mezick, Daniel Cordary. Edward Corby
    26 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Collier & Cordary.

Liber 25, folio 470
20 Nov. 1748
WILLIN, EDWARD, Somerset Co.
    To wife, Hannah Willin, for widhood, all my lands & m. e.
    To son John Willin, an equ. part of my m. e. on my wife d. or mar.
    To son Evans Willin, on his mother d. or mar, Mount Hope, at age 21, but if he d. s. p. , to son John Willin.
    To son Charles Willin, on his mother d. or mar., the other Turn Stile at age 21, & if all my chldn. d. s. p., to my bro. John Willin.
    All my chldn. are to have equ. sh. of my p. e., at age 21.
    My dau. left her gold ring to her bro. James when she d., & my wife ring she desires may be for her son Charles.
    Extr: bro. John Willin.
    Witn: Jesse McCabe, Mary McCabe, Hannah Willin.
    29 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Jesse & Mary McCabe.

Liber 25, folio 472
15 Oct. 1748
GIVAN, GEORGE, [Somerset Co.]
    To bro. Day Givan, negro man Mingo & 500a convenient to my dw. plntn.; the rest of my land to be sold.
    To sister Mary Ackworth, negro man Dave.
    To sister Marion Bell, negro man Dave.
    To sister Catrien Scofell, mulatto girl Rachell.
    To cousen Thomas Givan Scofell, a pair of silver shoe buckles.
    If any of the negroes willed away desire to choose another master & those they choose will pay what they are worth . . . .
    The residue to be equ. div. among my brother & sistrers.
    Extrs: bro. Day Givan & Adam Bell.
    Witn: Jno. Givan, William Alexander, Robt. Twilley.
    29 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Givan & Twilley, the only surviving witn.

Liber 25, folio 472
READ, JOHN, Jr., Somerset Co.
    To son Jacob Read, the manor plntn. I lived on & my desk.
    To wife, Martha Read, 2 negro wenches, Meravor & Hanor.
    To dau. Margaret Read, negro girl Sal.
    To dau Martha Read, negro girl Bess.
    Except L 10 to son Jacob, all money & hhold goods to be div. among my wife & chldn..
    Witn: Wm. Givan, James Read, Patrick Quaturmus.
    29 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Givan & Quaturmus, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 474
[11] Oct. 1748
GIVAN, ROBERT, Somerset Co. dec 12 Oct. 1748, his verble will.
    To dau.Elizabeth Givan, negro wench C[ri]ss, negro boy Tom, negro girl Hannah, a chest, & a pair silver shoe buckles.
    To son Wm. Givan & dau. Mary Givan, negro woman [F]iner & 3 chldn. Harry, Marthew, Roady, Ceaser Ceaser to Wm. Givan, Roady to Mary Givan, the rest equ. div.
    To son Wm. Givan, a desk, a silver watch, a silver-headed cane, & a pair large silver shoe buckles.
    To wife Jean Givan, for life, negro men Will, Pouder, & Ceasor & negro women Hannah & Hager.
    To my bros. George & Day, my 2 best coats.
    The residue to my wife & 3 chldn. equ. div.
    9 Dec. 1748, exhibited by Jean Givan, widow of Robert Givan, & sworn to by Day Givan & Mary Acworth, who, with Addam Bell & George Givan, both now dec , witn. s will at the house of John Read, Jr., where Robert was taken in his last sickness, & the widow stood to the will for the p. e. but elected her 1/3 of the r. e.

Liber 25, folio 475
19 Nov. 1748
LLOYD, ELIZABETH, Baltimore Co., widow.
    To Dr. Josias Middlemore, negro man Ness, & on Josias d., to his son Francis Middlemore & always to belong to the family.
    To ThomasDurbin, 60a on Bush R.adj. a former plntn. of Matheu Beck & Joseph Smith on S side Bush R. & L 25 & a cow.
    To Mary Andrew, wife of William Andrew, my suit of mourning, 2 gold rings, & a silver snuff box, & my clothes are to be sold & the proceeds put to use till Betty Drew Andrew is 16. To nephew & extr., William Andrew the residue of my p. e. & Jones Inheritance, the plntn. where I live, & no wife of s William is to have any part of s land or p. e.unless it is his will.
    Witn: Robert Makalwain, Samuel Smith, Rebecka Polson.
    7 Dec. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 477
21 Sept. 1748
SMITH, RICH , Calvert Co.
    To bro. John Smith, what I have in trust left me by my father [not named] late dec & my bro. Walter [dec ?] with regard to s bro. Walter children, my new saddle, hanger, & mourning ring sent me by my uncle Bennett on the d. of his wife, my aunt.
    To my bro. Nathaniel Smith, the lands left me by my father, on condition that he give up to my bro. Charles Smith those lands left him by our father; also to bro. Nathaniel, my saddle, new wig made by Capt. Alding, buckles & case of razors.
    To bro. Charles, my mahogany desk, all my books, silver knee buckles & stock buckle, my riding horse Knight, & silver tobacco box left me by my uncle Richd. Smith.
    To sister Althea Parker, a negro woman & negro girl, part of my share of my father e.
    To Walter Smith, s. o. my bro. Walter, a negro boy when he comes of age & my share of my father e.
    To mother & extrx., Althea Smith, negro woman Just, left me by my grdfather, Mr. Nathaniel Dare.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my 3 bros., John, Nathaniel, & Charles.
    Witn: Jo[hn Ha]milton, Ja[mes] Somervell, Elizabeth Bridgett.
    22 Oct. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 478
12 March 1743
HUGHS, WILLIAM, Baltimore Co., tavern keeper.
    To dau.-in-law Hannah Bankson, on my wife d., a bed & 1 of my looking glasses.
    To wife & extrx., Hannah Hughs, the residue.
    Witn: [Mr.] R[ichard] Croxall, Za[chariah] Mackubin, Alexander Reid.
    3 Jan. 1748, sworn to by Croxall & Mackubin.

Liber 25, folio 480
18 Nov. 1748
FORD, THOMAS, Sr., Baltimore Co.
    To son Steaphia Ford, negro Davey & 101a of my dw. plntn., but if he d. s. p., to son Mordica Ford.
    To dau. Marcy Barney, negro woman Hager, & to Marcy dau. Marcy, negro boy Harrey.
    To son John Ford, negro George.
    To son Mordeca Ford, negro Jason.
    To son & extr., Thomas Ford, negro man Tim & 101a.
    The residue to be equ. div.
    Witn: D. B[uchlar] Partridge, John Tipton, Ralph Flowers.
    4 Jan. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 481
27 Sept. 1748
COLE, JAMES, Charles Co.
    To Elizabeth Love, all my money in Mary Loves hands.
    To James Boid, my riding horse & mare & my clothes.
    To Jose Love, a mare & foal in possn. of JamesTalor & 300 lb. tob.
    To James Boid & Edward Holt, a 12 hogshead flat equ. div.
    Extr: William Love.
    Witn: Marthy Baskket, Margit Soffet.
    2 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Margaet Scoffill.

Liber 25, folio 482
16 July 1748
KENAM, JAMES, Charles Co.
    To wife, Mary, & son & dau. Elaxandr., who is to remain with my wife til he is 18, & Elizbeth, to her at age 16 or mar., all my e. except these legacies:
    To Edward Ginkins, a heifer.
    To Mary Ginkins, a heifer.
    Witn: Jno. Simpson, Agnes Smith, Ann Beck.
    17 Nov. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 483
2 Sept. 1748
ELGIN, GEORGE, Charles Co.
    To son John Elgin, 125a of Batchellors Agreement.
    To son William Elgin, the rest of Batchellors Agreement & Batchellors Rest on the d. of my wife, Elizabeth Elgin, but if s
    William d. s. p. , to son James Elgin, & if he d. s. p., to son Francis Elgin.
    To son William Elgin, on the d. of my wife, negro dick.
    To son Jams Elgin, on the d. of my wife, negro Bendo.
    To dau. Elizabeth Winter, negro girl Lucy.
    To son Francis Elgin, on the d. of my wife, negro girl Jenny.
    To wife, Elizabeth Elgin, 2 negroes, Nedd & Welou, & all hhold furn. & livestock. Extrs: wife, Elizabeth Elgin, & son John Elgin.
    Witn: Will Dent, Will Theobald, Richd. Price, Jas. Fergusson.
    13 Dec. 1748, sworn to by Price & Forguson inpresence of Jno. Elgin, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 485
4 Dec. 1745
ASHFEALD, JOHN, Charles Co., waterman.
    To wife & extrx., Elizabeth, my whole e.
    Witn John Stromt, Anne Stromat.
    29 Dec. 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 485
27 Nov. 1748
MATHEWS, ELIZABETH, Baltimore Co., widow.
    To 2 daus. Emelia & Ann, my clothes.
    To dau. Ann, my saddle & negro boy Dick.
    To dau. Emilia, negro boy Tim conditionally there be so much clear estate remaining.
    Extr: son-in-law John Mathews.
    Witn: Pat Brannan, Jeremiah Cook, Edward Hanson.
    14 Jan. 1748, sworn to by Brannan & Cook.

Liber 25, folio 486
4 Aug. 1748
KNIGHT, SARAH, Baltimore Co.
    To son Joseph Marry, 5 sh.
    To son Thomas Morray, a cow & calf & a pair of spoon molds.
    To son James Morray, a bed, a horse Spark, a cow, & all my calpenders [carpenters ?] tools.
    To son Morgan Morray, a bed, a horse Dolphin, a cow, a saddle, & The Practis of Piety.
    To dau. Sarah Morray, a best bed, mare Pleasure, a cow & calf, hhold furn., clothes, & the Bible & Prayer Book
    The residue equ. div. among James Morray, Morgan Morray, & Sarah Morray.
    Only a side saddle & bridle to grddau. Elizabeth Morray, d. o. Thomas Morray.
    Witn: Edward Stevenson, Joshua Cromwell, John Stevenson.
    20 Jan. 1748, sworn to by Edward & John Stevenson.

Liber 25, folio 488
21 Sept. 1747
MACCOMAS, WILLIAM, Baltimore Co.
    To son Daniel Maccomas, 50a of Gresham Colledge, on the W side Winter Run, including the plntn. he lives on.
    To son Solomon Maccomas, 50a of Gresham Colledge adj. s Daniel.
    To son Moses Maccomas, 50a of Gresham Colledge adj. s Solomon with 1/2 the orchard on The New Design.
    To son Aaron Maccomas, the rest of Gresham Colledge with the other the orchard on The New Design.
    To sons William Maccomas & John Maccomas, my dw. plntn., part of Littleton, equ. div.
    To dau. Elizth. Tredway, negro girl Phillis.
    To dau. Hannah Amoss, negro girl Jenny.
    To dau. Eleanor Miles, negro girl Marea.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my wife, Hannah Maccomas & all my chldn afores , she to have my p. e. fo life.
    Extrs: my s wife & my 2 sons Daniel & Wm. Maccomas.
    Witn: Willm. Bradford, John Norris, s. o. Benja., Susanna Norris.
    30 Jan. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 490
25 Dec. 1740
DONAHUE, ROGER, Baltimore Co.
    To son-in-law Jams Thomson, my horse Hitely & saddle.
    To Hugh Bryarly, 100a as Daniel Preston laid it out.
    To Andrew Thomson, 150a as s Preston laid it out.
    To Simon Diney, 130a as s Preston laid it out.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my chldn., my land to son Gilbert Donahue, who is to pay son Daniel L 10 when Daniel comes to age.
    Extrs: Samuel Gilbert & wife, Elizabeth Donahue.
    Witn: Robert Bryarly, Margeh Bryarly, Reback Bryarly.
    31 Jan. 1748, sworn to by Robert Brierly & Margrett Brierly, his wife.

Liber 25, folio 491
28 Aug. 1728
SMITH, WALTER, Jr., Calvert Co.
    To wife & extrx. [not named], my p. e. for life, & on her d., to my child or chldn., she being big with child.
    Bro. Richard Smith to have the management of my e., selling older negroes & stock if necessary to pay debts.
    Son Walter Smith to be brought up in the Church of England & put to learn how to make his living.
    Witn: [Dr.] J[ohn H]amilton, Jannett Kentt, John Tucker.
    22 Oct. 1748, sworn to by Hamilton & Tucker.

Liber 25, folio 492
23 June 1748
HANCE, BENJAMIN, Jr., Calvert Co.
    To pay debts, my bro. Joseph Hance & my bro.-in-law Benjamin Johns are to sell Taney Reserve 312a & Taney Addition 132a.
    To 2 sons Benjamin & Kensey Hance, equ. div., the rest of my land.
    To dau. Mary Hance, negro girl Bess.
    The residue wo be equ. div. among s 3 chldn.
    Extrs: bro. Joseph Hance & bro.-in-law Benjamin Johns.
    Witn: Saml. Johns, Jr., Mary Johns, John Scot.
    10 Dec. 1748, affirmed by Saml. Johns, Jr. (Quaker ?) & sworn to by John Scot.

Liber 25, folio 494
14 Nov. 1748
GARDNER, JOHN, Calvert Co.
    To son & extr., William Gardner, the land I live on: Johnsons Lott & Haphazard 25a, part of a tract purchased of James Dawkins, Jr.
    To son James Gardner, Rebackah Spellman, & Sarah, wife of my son William Gardner, an equ. part of the residue.
    Witn: Richard Evrett, Henry Cullingbur, Jas. Kirshan.
    17 Dec. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 494
7 June 1748
DARE, MARY, Calvert Co.
    To son Gidion Dare, negro Jack & the bed I lie on.
    To dau. Althea Smith, 10 sh.
    To dau. Kezia Brome, 5 sh.
    To Mr. Charles Clagetts chldn. b. of my dau. Dianah, 5 sh.
    To son & extr., Cleverly Dare, the rest of my e.
    Witn: I[saac] Rawlings, J[ohn] Rigby, Elles Dixon.
    17 Dec. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 495
24 Nov. 1748
JOHNS, RICHARD, Calvert Co.
    To wife & extrx., Margarett Johns, for life, the plntn. where I dw., part of Jannett, & in lieu of her 1/3 part of my other lands, & 1/3 my p. e.
    I impower my wife, my kinsman Benjamin Johns, & my friend James Heighe to sell my lands.
    My 5 sons Abraham, Thomas, Joseph, Aquilla, & Jessey as they come to age 16, are to be sent to Philadelphia & bound apprentices till age 21.
    The residue to my 9 chldn. equ. div.: Abraham, Thomas, Joseph, Aquilla, Jessey, Eliz., Margarett, Jane, & Priscilla.
    Witn: Ri[chd.] Johns of Angelica, Nath[ani]el Dare, Bettey Heighe.
    24 Dec. 1748, affirmed by Johns (Quaker ?) & sworn to by Dare & Heighe.

Liber 25, folio 496
23 Aug. 1740
BLACKBURN, WILLIAM, Sr., Calvert Co., planter.
    To son William Blackburn, 2/3 my e. r. & p. till my son Read, b. of my wife Alice, is at age 21, when s 2/3 my r. e. are to be equ. div. among my 5 sons - William, James, Jeremiah, Benjamin, & Read - & 2/3 my p. e. are to be equ. div. among my 6
    chldn: William, James, Jane, Jeremiah, Benjamin, & Read.
    Extrs: sons Edward Blackburn, William Blackburn.
    Witn: Wim. Holloway, John Manery, Gidion Turner.
    26 Jan. 1748, sworn to by Turner, & Edwd. Blackburn renounced extrship.

Liber 25, folio 498
7 Nov. 1748
RAWLINGS, DANIEL, Calvert Co.
    To son Daniel Rawlings, the 275a on the E. side St. Leonards Crk. I dw. on & 100a of Rawlings Choice, which my father willed me, on Eltonhead Mannnor.
    To son John Rawlings, the rest of Rawlings Choice, Compton, on the E side Patuxent R. near Point Patience, Rawlings Purchase adj., & 50a of the land I lately bought of my brother Isaac Rawlings.
    To the child my wife, Margaret Rawlings, is big with, if male, the rest of the land I bought of my bro. Isaac.
    To dau. Nancey, negro girl Moll, about 8 yrs. old.
    To dau. Rebecca, negro girl Jenny, about 2 yrs. old.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my chldn.
    Extrs: wife, Margaret Rawlings, & dsau. Nancey Rawlings.
    Witn: Ellis Slater, Ann Bates, Daniel Smith.
    28 Jan. 1748, sworn to by Slater & Bates, & the widow took her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 500
30 Dec. 1748
HOLLONSHEAD, FRANCIS, The Clifts, Calvert Co., planter.
    To grdson William Hollenheads, s. o. John Hollonshead, 5 sh.
    To son Thomas Hollonshead, Freehold 200a, all my land.
    To grdson Francis Cobrith, s. o. John Cobrith, 5 sh.
    To grdson Michael Askew, s,. o. Benja. Askew, 5 sh.
    The residue, after my wife, Issabella has her 1/3, equ. div. betw. Thomas Hollonshead, Mary (wife of John Friwer), & Margett & Sarah Hollonshead.
    Extrx: wife, Jessa [Issabella].
    Witn: Job Hunt, John Stallings, James Mules.
    2 Feb. 1748/9, sworn to by Job Hunt.

Liber 25, folio 501
26 Oct. 1748
BRATEN, JAMES, Worcester Co., planter.
    To sons John Braten & James Braten, the plntn. I live on 200a (to John the S side) & 200a taken up by me on the NE side s plntn. surveyed by David Peak, depty to David Willson not disturbing my wife on my part.
    To wife & extrx, Mary Braten, my p. e.
    Witn: John Teague, John Bratten, William Bratten.
    10 Dec. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 502
29 Oct. 1748
BRATTEN, WILLIAM, Worcester Co.
    To son Willson Bratten, the tract where I live, Broughtons Chance, &, to pay my debts, The White Oak Swamp & Covenience.
    The residue, equ. div. among my 7 youngest chldn: Willson, John, William, Aberillia, Lidia, Mary, & Betty Bratten.
    Extr: son Willson Bratten.
    Witn: George Truitt, Daniel Wells, A[da]m Spence.
    18 Dec. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 503
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BELL, ADAM, late of Worcester Co., chirurgion, his Nuncupative Will.
    At his house in his last sickness, in presence of Adam Spence, Mary Bratten, & William Bratten, since dec , Adam Bell said that Walter Smith should have his gold sleeve buttons & silver stock buckle; that John Schoolfeild, James Bratten, & John Bratten should have his clothes; that his wife should have the residue of his p. e. , & for life, his land, & on her d., to his brothers or his brothers children, & his negroes to her sisters.
    6 Jan. 1748, sworn to by Adam Spence & Mary Bratten.

Liber 25, folio 504
3 July 1748
LANG, JOHN, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel Co.
    To dau. Henrietta Harrison, 10 sh. & no more, she having received a considerable share of my e. since her mar. to James Harrison.
    To wife & extrx., Margaret Lang, the residue.
    Witn: Willm. Tillard, James Anderson, John Purnell
    20 Feb. 1748, sworn to by Tillard & Anderson.

Liber 25, folio 505
13 Oct. 1748
CUCKO, JOHN, Talbot Co.
    To wife Cattron Cuckoe, all my goods.
    Witn: Michael Melowny, George Manroe, Abner Turner.
    25 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Melowny & Manroe, & the widow stood to the will

Liber 25, folio 506
20th day 3dmo. [May] 1748
BARTLET, JOHN, Talbot Co., smith.
    To son Joseph Bartlet, on the d. of my wife, my dw. plntn, part of Ratliff Mannor.
    To dau. Hannah Bartlet & grdson John George, equ. div., Swan Brook, in Queen Anns Co.
    To dau. Hannah Bartlet, 3 negroes Jenny, her eldest boy Jinsey, & girl Pegg - & a bed.
    To grdson John George, negro boy Jeffery.
    To wife, Mary, for widhood. the use of my m. e. & my s dw. plntn., except the part where s Joseph is settled.
    Extrs: s son Joseph Bartlet & grdson John George.
    Witn: Abednego Bedfield, George Rull, John Porter.
    2 Dec. 1748, sworn to by Bedfield & Rull, & Porter said he was told the will was Bartlet but did not see it executed.

Liber 25, folio 508
18 Sept. 1748
DAVIS, MARY, Talbot Co., widow.
    To son Thomas, the land occupied by John Robson, but if he d. s. p., to my dau. Rebecca.
    To dau. Rebecca, my other 2 lands that where John Sutten, Jr., lives & that where Daniel Meginny lives but if she d. s. p., to son Thomas, & if both d. s. p., to son William, but if he d. s. p., to Michall Edwards, s. o. my sister Elizabeth Edwards.
    After each of my 3 chldn. has the negro due from theirfather e., the rest of my negroes are to b e equ. div. among them.
    To my sister Sarah Dawson, the care of my dau. Rebecca during her nonage.
    To Perry Benson, the care of my 2 sons during their nonage.
    The residue to be equ. div. among my 3 chldn.
    Extr: my father-in-law Perry Benson & my son Thomas.
    Wit: Edward Knott, Elizabeth Edwards, Edith Cook.
    16 Dec. 1748, I certify that I am under 17 yrs. of age -------------------- -----------------Thomas Sherwood, one of the extrs.
    16 Dec. 1748, sworn to by Elizabeth Edwards & Edith, late Cook, now wife of Thomas Mason;
    8 May 1750, sworn to by Dr. Edward Knott.

Liber 25, folio 510
13 April 1748
SHARP, WILLIAM, Talbot Co., surgeon.
    To wife, Ann Sharp, all my lands on the S side Island Crk. Rattle Snake Point, Easons Lott, Fancy Conjunction, Sharps Addition, & The Enclosure but when my son William is 21, 250a at the E end of s lands are to be laid out for him, & the remainder, after my wife d., to my son Peter Sharp.
    Also to s son Peter, all my lands on the N side s crk.: Morefields, Adventure, & Vines Point.
    To son Henry Sharp, Mount Pleasure, in Queen Anns Co. on Choptank R., but if he d. s. p., to my son William, at which time s William is to give up all right to the s 250a, which I give to my son Peter.
    To dau. Ann Sharp, negro boy Ben, but if he d., she is to have an equivalent negro or L 35.
    The residue of my p. e.. after my wife 1/3, to be equ. div. among my 5 chldn: Peter, Birkhead, William, Henry, & Ann Sharp.
    Extrs: my s wife, Ann Sharp, & my son Peter Sharp.
    Witn: Francis Chaplin, Samuel Mullikin, Sarah Webb.
    21 Dec. 1748, sworn to by Chaplin & Mullikin, & the widow stood to the will;
    23 Dec. 1748, affirmed by Sarah Webb (Quaker).

Liber 25, folio 512
18 Oct. 1748
HOULT, JOHN, Talbot Co., weaver.
    To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Hoult, for life, the part of Broad Oak I dw. on, & on her d., to my son Peter Hoult, but if he d. s. p., to my dau. Elizabeth Hoult.
    To s wife, for life, all my p. e., & on her d., to dau. Elizabeth Hoult, bay horse Snieler, a puter dish, a large chest, & a cubbord.
    To daus. Mary & Sarah Hoult, the rest of my puter, a small chest, & a small trunk.
    Witn: John Mecotter, John Fleming, Tritram Thomas.
    27 Jan. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 513
6 Sept. 1747
NICOLS, HENRY, St. Michaels Parisn, [Talbot Co.], Cl[er]k.
    I desire to be bur. in my parish church near my late wife, Elizabeth Nicols.
    To eldest son, Henry, whom I have given much & supported during his residence with Mr. Fern, Dr. Nicholls Commentary on the Book of Common Prayer.
    To son Charles Nicols, the E of Partnership, 500a in Tuckahoe, moloto girl Sue, & all his hatters tools.
    To son Jonathan Nicols, the W of Partnership next to Mr. Grundy Pemberton dw. plntn.
    To son James Nicols, the plntn. where I live with about 300a.
    To wife, Dorothy Nicols, for life, plntn. Gallaway Micklemire & Bryans Lot, & on her d., to my son William Nicols.
    Also to son William Nicols, the small plntn. on Third Haven, or Tred Haven, Crk. I bought of John Hopkins, William to occupy it after the d. of my sister Elizabeth Nicols.
    To sister Elizabeth Nicols, for life, the use of s plntn. with livestock, hhold furn., & negroes Tom, Joan, & Phebe, & on her d. the s negroes & chattels to be equ div. among my sons Jeremiah, Charles, Jonathan, James, & William.
    Extrs: wife Dorothy Nicols, & my sons Jeremiah & Jonathan Nicols.
    To wife, Dorothy Nicols, his mother, the care & tuition of my son William till he is 21
    Witn: N[ichols] Goldsborough, Jr., Jane Goldsboroug, Ralph Elston, Mary Miller.
    2 Feb. 1748, sworn to by both Goldsboroughs & Mary Miller.

Liber 25, folio 516
9 May 1748
DASHIELL, GEORGE, Somerset Co.
    To son Clement Dashiell, my 2 negroes Pollie & Nann.
    To son Louther Dashiell, negro man Frank.
    To son Isaac Dashiell, the land he lives on , 450a of Dashiells Lot, betw. Back Crk. & the land of his bro. Louther, including New Quarter, where Pollie New lives.
    To son Thomas Dashiell, Mitchells Improvement, on the S side Great Monie Crk., that my father made over to me 24 Dec. 1731 & still lives on, but if he d. s. p., to my son Benja. Dashiell.
    To son Joseph Dashiell, River Landing, 80a which I bought of William & John Ribble; Dashiells Meadow, 50a of marsh against Green Hill Church; Lott, 100a in Worcester Co. made over to me by William Gray & now occupied by him; & Summer Pasture, 135a in Worcester Co. near Lowduwicks Savanah.
    To son Benjamin Dashiell, Contention, 95a alienated to me by Low & his wife, Jane, now called The Woods Pasture; Satisfaction, 116a on the N side Great Monie where my pasture is; & Turkie Ridge, betw. John Christopher & Robert Mallones.
    To youngest son, George Dashiell, my dw. plntn. beginning at the first bounds of Dashiells Lot.
    To my wife & extrx., Eliza. Dashiell, for widhood, the use of s dw. plntn. & negroes Simon, Dolly & child [Jacob], Ladus, Bristow, Little Robin, Joe, Cate, Old Jeane, & Beck.
    To dau. Elenor Martin, negroes Hope & Martha, besides Rose, Will, & Polly, already given.
    To grddau. Ann Dashiell, her fathers [negroes] Been, Betty, Florice, Frankie, Benny, Rachell, Little Frank, & Solomon & other goods in her fathers estate, & I leave her under the care of my wife till age 16 or mar.
    To son Benja. Dashiell, negroes Harry, Young Jane, Isabell, Daniel.
    To son George Dashiell, negroes Peggie, Appie, Tedee, Little Sambo, Vilett, & Abed.
    To grddau. Mary, d. o. Clement Dashiell, negro girl Ester.
    To grddau. Jane, d. o, Louther Dashiell, negro girl Suffeah, now at John Martins.
    The residue equ. div. betw. Clement, Louther, & Isaac Dashiell, Elenore Martin, & Joseph, Benja, & George Dashiell.
    Witn: Alexr. M Cants, Stephen Hobbs, Thos. Collins.
    14 Nov. 1748, sworn to by Collins & Hobbs, the only surviving witn.

Liber 25, folio 520
13 Nov. 1748
KELLET, RODGER, Somerset Co.
    To wife, Eunice Kellet, my riding horse, 1/3 my p. e., 1/3 my plntn. houses for life, & use of the other 2/3 my plntn. houses till my son Robert Kellet is 18, but if she mar., my other extr. has power to take Robert & his e.
    To son Robert Kellet, my silver watch & case, my silver shoe buckles, & my land with the plntn. houses.
    To dau. Elizabeth Kellet, negro girl Little Hannah & a cow & calf.
    To Eliza Dasheils, to be brought up by my extr. & a gown & petticoat.
    To chldn. Robert & Elizabeth Kellet, the residue of my p. e.
    Extrs: wife, Eunice Kellet, & My Friend Henry Lowes.
    Witn: John North, Eliza. Dashiels, James [Smith].
    25 Nov. 1748, sworn to by North & Smith.

Liber 25, folio 521
8 June 1748
ROBERTSON, JAMES, Rector of Coventry Parish, Somerset Co.
    To wife [not named], 1/3 my p. e.
    To son Alexander Robertson, Aicum, at Wiccocomico.
    To son Thomas Robertson, my lands down the River Manocon at the old plntn.
    To son James Robertson, the plntn. where I live.
    The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. betw. Alexander,Thomas, James, & Mary Robertson.
    Witn: Tho. Williams, John Baird, Thos. Denwood.
    2 Jan. 1748/9, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 522
8 Oct. 1748
BEARD, LEWIS, Somerset Co. planter.
    To my bro. John Beard, 25a of Beards Advantage.
    To wife & extrx., Rachel, for widhood, all my land & hhold goods, but if my child [not named] d. s. p., to her & her heirs forever.
    Witn: Archibald Ritchie, James Laramur, Jesse McCabe.
    18 Jan. 1748, sworn to by Ritchie & Laramur.

Liber 25, folio 523
26 Dec. 1748
GRAY, JOHN, Somerset Co.
    To son Allin Gray, the 2 tracts he lives on.
    To son James Gray, my dw.plntn., provided he make over to s Allin Gray the plntn. James lives on, but if he does not, my dw. Plntn. to S Allin.
    To dau. Elen Mcgrain, the land she lives on.
    To wife, Jean, for life, my dw. plntn., the horse I bought of Mr. Hamilton & the chaze, & 1/3 my p. e.
    To dau. Jennett Gray, 1/3 my p. e.
    To grdsson John Gray, s. o. Allin, my wearing appl.
    To Robert King, Sr., David Wilson, Nehemiah King, Henry Waggerman, & Ephm. Wilson, L 10.
    The rest of my e. equ. div. betw.my 2 sons, James & Allin Gray & my dau. Ellen McGrain.
    Extrs: my wife & my son James Gray.
    Witn: John Anderson, John Givans, John Meglamre.
    26 Jan. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 524
3 Jan. 1748
RICHARDSON, WILLIAM, Somerset Co., planter.
    To youngest son, John Richardson, my dw. plntn., Norwech, on the S. side Quantico Crk., Wilson Rider to have charge of it till s John is 18.
    My p. e. is to be equ. div. betw. my 2 sons Benjamin & John.
    Witn: Wm. Austen, Willson Rider, William Elom.
    28 Jan. 1748, sworn to by Austin & Ryder.

Liber 25, folio 325
GILLISS, ANN, late ANN LACKIE, Somerset Co.
    Whereas before mar. to Ann Lackie,Thomas Gilliss of Somerset Co. contracted to let her dispose of L 500-worth of her own e., s Ann makes appointment as follows:
    To my only son, Nicholas Evans, to the value of L 350, hhold furn., negro boys Joe & Nehemiah, negro man Southey, & negro woman Fortain, to be paid when he can receive it.
    To son-in-law Thomas Jones & Susannah, his wife, to the value of L 150, negro man Robbin, negro girl Judah, & hhold furn. & stock; & for life, the tract devised to me by my former husband, Alexander Lackey, where s Jones lives, & on their d., to the heirs of s Susannah.
    Witn: Geo. Dashiell, Jr., Patience Hust, Jos. Dashiell.
    7 Feb. 1748, confirmed by Thos. Gilliss & sworn to by Geo. & Jos. Dashiell.

Liber 25, folio 527
2 Feb. 1748/9
GOSLEE, THOMAS, Somerset Co., member of Church of England.
    To son Samuel, livestock, tools, & the plntn. I live on & the one I bought, & Graves Beardman, my extr., is to care for him till he is 18.
    To my 2 daus. Frances & Elennor, equ. div., my other creatures & hhold goods.
    Witn: Danll. Dulany, Joseph Venables, Alex. Fullerton.
    13 Feb. 1748, sworn to by Dulany & Vennables.

Liber 25, folio 528
2 Jan. 1748
COTTMAN, JOSEPH, Wickacomoco, Somerset Co.
    To son Joseph, L 10 & the plntn. I live on, with all lands, but if he d. s. p., to my son John.
    To son Josiah, after the d. of my wife, my lands in Pennsylvania [upon Delaware?] I had with my wife.
    To wife & extrx., Hannah, my riding horse Draggon & 1/3 my e. r. & p.
    The residue to be equ. div. betw. my children Josiah, Esthur, Betty, John, & the child my wife is big with.
    Witn: Thos. Gillisse, Benjan. Cottman, Saml. Brereton.
    14 Feb. 1748, by Gillis & Cottman.

Liber 25, folio 530
20 Jan. 1740
HARRIS, THOMAS, Baltimore Co., planter.
    To wife & extrx., May Ann Harris, all my e. r. & p.
    T[homas] Sheredine, William Johnson, William Duke.
    20 Feb. 1748, sworn to by Sheredine & Johnson.

Liber 25, folio 530
10 Jan. 1748/9
JAKSON, ISAAC, Baltimore Co.
    To wife & extrx., Mary, pwr. to sell Icals Ridge.
    To bro. Jacob 3 daus - Pynes, Fely, & Emely L 15 equ. div.
    Win: William Hil, William White, Samll. White.
    25 Feb. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 531
18 Feb. 1748
WILLMOTT, JOHN, Baltimore Co.
    To son John Willmott, negro girl Hannah, Linsfield City, 60a I bought of Wm. Worthington , & an adj. 60a of my Rachels Prospect, originally Roberts Forrest, on the W side William Parrishes rowling road.
    To son Robert Willmott, the rest of Rachels Prospect & all 61a of Jeopardy, saving only that my wife, Rachel, shall have my dw. plntn. for life.
    To my wife, 5 of my negroes Genny, Moses, Woppin & his wife, Sarah, & Little Sarah livestock, a bed, & other hhold furn.
    To son Robert, 3 of my negroes Jem, Cate, & Fan a bed, & the rest of my livestock.
    To dau. Constent, wife of Wm. Crumwell, negro Ben.
    To dau. Dinah, wife of Wm. Towson, negro man Tobe.
    To dau. Rachel Willmott, a bed & 2 of my negroes Sam & Bett.
    To dau. Hannah, wife of James Moore, Jr., negro girl Pegg & negro boy Davey.
    To son Richard Willmott, 5 negroes Didey, Moll, Hager, Debb, & Jenn.
    To Ann Joanes, brought & now living at my house, negro girl Nell & a bed.
    To grdson James Franklin, L 10 sterl.
    Extrs: wife, Rachel Willmott, & son Robert Willmott.
    Witn: William Parrish, Joseph Tayler, Thos. Norris, Richd. Chenoweth.
    1 March 1748, sworn to by Parrish, Taylor, & Chenoweth.

Liber 25, folio 533
7 Nov. [1748]
CAGE, JOHN, Quen Anns Co.
    Richard Kieran, Jr., planter, & Esther Kieran, spinster, & William Kieran & John Alley, Jr., laborers, all of Queen Anns Co., deposed that on 7 Nov. last, at the house of John Alley, where he had been a boarder, they heard John Cage say, All that I have & all that I have owing to me I leave to John Alley & that they saw him lying dead the following Tuesday.
    19 Dec. 1748, sworn to by each of the 2 pairs of deponents.

Liber 25, folio 534
17 June, 1748
EAGLE, WILLIAM, Queen Anns Co. planter.
    To son William Eagle, 100a of Rawlings His Lot, in Kent Co. upon Dillaware.
    To son Solomon Eagle, 100a of s land, S of Wm. part.
    To son James Eagle, on the d. of my wife, Lamberts Addition, in the fork of the Choptank or Tuckahoe Neck.
    To my wife, Mary Eagle, for life, s Lamberts Addition & my p. e.
    To son Henry Eagle, 2500 lb. tob.
    To sons Solomon , Henry, & James, sons-in-law Thomas Fisher & Alexander Chalner, & dau. Mary, on the d. of my wife, equ. div., the residue of my p. e.
    Extrs: wife, Mary Eagle, & son-in-law, Thomas Fisher.
    Witn: William Banning, Vincent Price, James Payne.
    2 Feb. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn., & Wm. Eagle, heir at law said by letter that he did not object.

Liber 25, folio 536
7 May 1748
ROCHESTER, FRANCES, Queen Anns Co.
    To my wife, Sarah Rochester, 1/3 my p. e.
    To son John Rochester, my dw. plntn., Wichester, 200a.
    To son Henry Rochester, Lowders Hazard, 70+a, & negro London.
    To dau. Ann Comegyes, L 50.
    To dau. Sarah Findley, L 60 to buy clothes.
    The residue of my p. e., equ. div., to my 3 sons: John, Frances, & Henry Rochester.
    Extrs: sons Frances & Henry Rochester.
    Witn: Jno. McConchin, John Holt, James Massy, Jr., James Meanor.
    2 Feb. 1748, sworn to by all 4 witn. in presence of John Rochester, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 538
14 Sept. 1748
KINNIMONT, JOHN, Sr., Queen Anns Co., planter.
    To son Ambrose Kinnimont, my dw. plntn. with all lands.
    To son John Kinnimont, all my land in Talbot Co., he & s Ambrose to be my extrs.
    Witn: Morris Giddeng, John Harding, John Cole.
    2 Feb. 1748, sworn to by Giddens & Harding & 14 Feb. by Cole in presence of Ambrose Kinnimont, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 539
25 Jan. 1748/9
BIRKHEAD, SARAH, Calvert Co.
    To son-in-law Littleton Waters & my dau. Elizabeth, his wife, Stokely 113a, my dw. plntn., near Hunting Crk., for life & then to my grddau. Elizabeth Waters.
    To s son-in-law Littleton Waters, negro man Tower, all the sterl. I may have in England, & my hhold furn. & stock at Herring Bay.
    To son Nehemiah Birkhead, negro woman Hannah & her youngest child.
    To son Samuel Birkhead, negro man Sambo.
    To grddau. Sarah Waters, my clothes & the hhold furn. at her father Littleton Waters house.
    To -------------------. Negro girl Hannah.
    To son John Birkhead, 10 sh.
    To sons Nehemiah & Samuel Birkhead, the residue equ. div.
    Extrs: son Nehemiah Birkhead & son-in-law Littleton Waters
    Witn: Sarah Rhodes, Jo. Wardrop, Charles Grahame.

Liber 25, folio 540
4 Feb. 1748/9
HARRYMAN, JOHN, Baltimore Co., planter.
    To sons John, Charles, & Thomas Harryman, equ. div., my dw. plntn. Richardson Forrest, they to have their choices in the order named.
    The residue of my p. e. to my 7 chldn. [only 4 named] equ. div.
    To son John Harryman, negro man Cesar. To son Charles Harryman, negro woman Hannah, her first child to son Thomas.
    To dau. Prudence Mitchell, the bed I lent her in her husband time.
    Extrs: my sons John & Charles Harryman.
    Witn: Elizabeth Dew, Elizabeth Jones, Walter Dallas.
    8 March 1748, sworn to by Dallas & Dew.

Liber 25, folio 542
29 Jan. 1748
HENDON, HANNAH, admx. & relict of Joseph Hendon late of Baltimore Co. in the forks of Gunpowder, dec ., in the 44th yr. of my age.
    To dau. Elizabeth, bay mare Fancy, & her first colt to dau. Hannah.
    To chldn. William Hendon, Josias, James, Elizabeth, & Hannah, 1 sh. sterl. apiece.
    To son & extr., Isham Hendon, the plntn. where I live, 100a.
    Witn: Charles Baker, Darby Hernly, Sarah Henly.
    8 March 1748, sworn to by Baker & Hernly.

Liber 25, folio 543
17 Dec. 1748
ROBERTSON, SARAH, [Baltimore Co.]
    To dau. Jane, a painted table.
    To dau. Mary, my bed.
    To grdchild Mary Bond, my saddle.
    The residue to be equ. div. among the chldn. of my dau. Clemency Bond.
    Witn: Robert Carilel, Erk. Erickson.
    8 March 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 544
19 Jan. 1748
SERJANT, JOHN, Baltimore Co., Gent.
    To son-in-law John Yosten Goswick, Welles Angles, the land I live on, & if he d. s. p., equ. div. to my sons Samuel Sarjant & Benjamin Serjant, but if they d. s. p., to son-in-law Equilla Goswick heirs, & if they d. s. p., to daus. in-law Ann Yosten Goswick, Mary Ann Serjant, & Elizabeth Serjant.
    To wife, Elizabeth Serjant, for life possn. of s land.
    Witn: Samuel Sollers, Saml. Bowen, Henry Yosten.
    9 March 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 545
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SPICER, THOMAS, Baltimore Co.
    To wife, Rebbeca Spicer, for widhood, all my e. r. & p., but if she mar., only 1/3.
    To son John Spicer, my dw. plntn. & Spicers Stones Hills, 100a I lately took up.
    My p. e. is to be equ. div. betwe. my 8 chldn.: John, Austin, Sarah, Temperance, Edward, Valentine, Elliner, & Thomas Spicer.
    Extrs: my wife & Jonathan Henson.
    Witn: Geor. Buchanan, Joseph Merryman, Joshua Hall.
    9 March 1748, sworn to by Merryman & Hall.

Liber 25, folio 546
10 Dec. 1748
MARIARTE, NINIAN, [Prince George's Co.]
    To Mr. Osburn Sprigg, 150a of Darnals Grove, now Charleses Folly.
    Witn: Jams. Edmonston, Tho. Hilleary, Tobs. Belt, William Chittam.
    3 Feb. 1748/9, sworn to by Capt. Tobias Belt, & 6 March 1748, sworn to by Hilleary.

Liber 25, folio 546
20 Jan. 1748/9
NEWTON, JOSEPH , Prince George's Co.
    To dau. Sarah, negro girl Ammy.
    After my wife has her dower right, my p. e. to be equ. div. among my chldn: Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, Nathanel, Rebecca, Rachell, Margaret, & Susanah.
    Overseers: bros.-in-law Tho. Hillory & Ninian Magruder. Extr: wife [not named].
    Witn: Luke Marbury, Jonathan Burch.
    23 Feb. 1748/9, sworn ro by both witn.

Liber 25, folio 547
3 Dec. 1748
SHAW, JOHN, Charles Co.
    To wife, Elizabeth Shaw, for widhood, negro man Sam & all my visible estate, but if she mar., everything in my e. is to be equ. div. among my chldn: John Shaw, Philip Shaw, William Shaw, Joseph Shaw, Charles Shaw, & Elizabeth Shaw.
    If s wife stands to the will, she is to be extrx.; if not, son John Shaw is to be extr.
    If s wife marry, son John is to care for his bros. Joseph & Charles, & all my sons are to be free at 18.
    Witn: Thomas Ha[tton], Mathew Brooks, John S[croggin]. 29 Jan. 1748, sworn to by Hatton & Brooke, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 25, folio 548
8 Jan. 1748/9
GREEN, JOSEPH, Charles Co.
    To wife & extrx., Jane Green, my land in Charles Co., part of Greens Inheritance, & my p. e.
    Witn: Sam Hanson, Thos. Howard, Bennett Green, Thos. Jameson.
    1 Feb. 1748, sworn to by Hanson, Green, & Jameson; Bennett Green, one of the witn., is heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 549
17 Aug. 1748
ADAMS, LUKE, Charles Co., carpenter.
    To my bro. John, the lands my dec father will divided betw. him & me.
    To bro. Thomas, my blue coat.
    To bro. George, my riding mare.
    To mother & extrx., Elizabeth Adams, all my e. r. & p.
    Witn: Jas. Greend. Wood, William Thomas, Joseph Barker.
    25 Feb. 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn., & Richd. Adams, heir at law, did not object.

Liber 25, folio 550
--- Jan. 1747/8
MATHEWS, THOMAS, Charles Co.
    To be buried on the plntn. where I live, on the hill near where my shop stands.
    To son Maximilian Mathews, negro man Cesar, negro girl Winnie, & Argyle, 150a on Mattawoman, but if he d. s. p., to dau. Mary Mathews.
    To son William Mathews, negro man David & his wife, Barrannuma.
    To son Thomas Matthews, negro man Aleleda & negro boy Harry.
    To son John, negro boy Ignatius, negro girl Doll, & White Haven Dock, 200a in Manggawoman, but if he d. s. p., to dau. Mary Mathews, but if both s lands fall to her, she is to choose one & the other to dau. Theodina Short.
    To dau. Theodina Short, negro girl Sahy & negro woman Mana.
    To dau. Mary Mathews, negro boy Davie & negro girl Prisey.
    To wife, negro man Homeda, 2 negro women, Jeaney & Phillis, 2 negro girls, Leucy & Nell, & negro boy Roger.
    To son-in-law John Short power to bind my son John Mathews apprentice.
    Extrs: wife, Mary, & son Maximilian.
    Witn: Mattw. Stone, Sr., Matthew Stone, Barton Stone.
    9 March 1748, sworn to Matthew Stone, Sr. & Barton Stone in presence of Maximilian Matthews, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 552
18 Dec. 1748
BOND, PETER, [Baltimore Co.]
    To bro. William Bond, negro woman Hagoe.
    To bro.-in-law William Andrew, all my other e.
    Witn: Alexr. Corbell, Robert Dutton, Margret Rardon.
    14 Jan. 1748, sworn to by Corbett & Rardon & affirmed by Dutton (Quaker ?).

Liber 25, folio 553
27 June 1748
DUKE, CHRISTOPHER, Baltimore Co.
    The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among my 5 chld: Christopher, Sarah, Mary, Femiller, & Charles Duke.
    To my 3 s daus., 4a apiece as long as they are single.
    To sons Christopher & Charles Duke, the rest of my land equ. div.
    Extr: son Christopher Duke.
    Witn: Thomas Stansbury, Jno. Long, Edmund St[an]sbury.
    25 March 1749, sworn to by Tho. Stansbury & Jno. Long.

Liber 25, folio 554
8 Jan. 1748
FORTT, SAMUEL, Baltimore Co.
    To my wife [not named], negro girl Judah & to each of my chldn. as they attain their ages or marriage, one of her increase: to dau. Elizabeth, 1st choice, to son Samuel, 2d, to son Benjamin, 3d, & to such younger chldn., 4th or 5th choice, & if s negro girl have more increase, my eldest son, Richard, is to have 1, & my wife any others.
    The residue to s wife & extrx. & my chldn. according to law.
    Witn: Luke Trotton, Elizabeth Trotten, Geo. Bramwell.
    4 April 1749, sworn to by Luke & Elizabeth Trotton, & the widow don abide by the will.

Liber 25, folio 555
23 Dec. 1746
MARSHALL, MARY, Baltimore Co., widdow.
    To grddau. Susannah Hall, d. o. my son-in-law John Hall, all my lands, but if she d. s. p., to son-in-law John Hall.
    To son-in-law John Hall, negro slaves Santee, Abel, Young Sarah & her 2 chldn. Nedd & Emanuel, & Margaret, & a best bed.
    To George Goldsmith Dresbury, s. o. nephew Geo. Dresbury, negro girl Nann, d. o. negro woman Sarah, & a mare.
    To Aquilla Hall, s. o. Aquilla Hall dec , a good bed.
    To Martha Garretson, wife of George Garretson, my wearing appl.
    To grddau. Susanna Hall, at age 16 or mar., the residue of my p. e., but if she d. s. p., to s John Hall, his bro. Aquilla Hall, Geo. Presbury, & s Martha Garretson, equ. div.
    Extr: son-in-law John Hall.
    Witn: Joseph Baley, William Craig, Elizth. Cook, John Kem
    8 April 1749, sworn to by Bailey, Craig, & Kemp.

Liber 25, folio 557
27 Jan. 1748
WALLER, WILLIAM, Baltimore Co.
    To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Waller, for life, all my e. r. & p.
    To son John Waller, on the d. of s wife, all my s e.
    Witn: Daniel Durbin, Mary Muhon, Jno. Heaven.
    8 April 1749, sworn to by Haven & Durbin.

Liber 25, folio 558
1 March 1747/8
BUNTON, SAMUEL, Talbot Co., tailor. To wife & extrx., Mary Bunton, negro Dandoe, a desk, a bed, a case of 9 bottles, & 20 lb. pewter, but if she mar., to dau. Mary Bunton, but if she d. s. p., to bro. John Bounton.
    Witn: Henery Burgess, William Burgess, Abselem Turner.
    24 March 1748, sworn to by Absolom Turner & Wm. Burgess, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 25, folio 559
8 Feb. 1748/9
LINCH, HUGH, Talbot Co.
    To Terrance Conerly, my son Hugh Linch to be brought up as a Roman Catholic, but if he die before s Hugh is 21, to James Corkrin to be brought up as a Roman Catholic.
    Witn: Rd. Rowlinson, John Sisek, Ames Harris.
    8 April 1749, sworn to by Rowlinson & Sisk, & the widow flees to her 1/3.

18 Feb. 1748
Liber 25, folio 560
HANEBURY, EDMUND, Prince George's Co., planter.
    To son-in-law & extr., Michell Coulis, Chance, where I live, & the residue of my p. e., reserving only enough to maintain his mother, wife of the afores Edmund Hanebury.
    Witn: Thos. Dawson, Geo. Dawson.
    29 March 1749, sworn to by both witn., & the extr., Michael Coutes, refuses to take letters on this estate, alleging there is nothing but the land.

Liber 25, folio 561
20 March 1748
NORTH, ROBERT, Baltimore Co.
    To dau. Elizabeth North, 500 of 1000a at the head of Jones Falls conveyed to me by Christopher & Nathaniel Guist, lot 16 in Jones Town, & negro woman Phabe.
    To dau. Ellen North, the other 500a at the head of Jones Falls, where Nathaniel Guist lived, lots 8 & 9 in Jones Town, L 25 sterl., a legacy left by her grdmother Ellen North, & L 100 sterl. for her education.
    To son Thomas North, 2 tracts containing 350a, Browns Chance & Chivey Chase, conveyed to me by George Brown, 500a of Chanvon & Hunting Ground, Hookers Chance 150a, Phillips Addition 200a in Patapsco Neck, on the d. of my wife Catharine North, & L 200 sterl.
    To Parish of St. Pauls, L 12.10 sterl.
    These lands are to be sold & the proceeds equ. div. among my 3 chldn., Thomas, Elizabeth & Ellen: Lows Range 100a, Sheredines Groves 200a, & the Addition to Sheredines Groves 150a.
    Extrs: son Thomas North & Alexander Lawson, Gent.
    Witn: [Dr.]Jno. Stevenson, Benja. North, Rd. Chase.
    5 April 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 25, folio 563
30 Dec. 1748
SCRIVENER, RICHARD, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife, Margaret Scrivener, for life, my dw. plntn., & on her d. it & 100 adj. to son Richard Scrivener.
    To son Joseph Scrivener, 100a from the lower end of Hackers Meadow (the land I dwell on).
    To son John, the part of my land N of the S side of Catt Tall Marsh & Branch.
    The residue of my p. e. to be. div. between my chldn.
    Extrs: wife, Margaret Scrivener & my eldest son, Joseph Scrivener.
    Witn: Jo, Sweatnam, William Coventon, N[athaniel] Wright.
    23 Feb. 1748, sworn to by Coventon & Wright, & the widow chose the dw. plntn. instead of 1/3 the lands.

Liber 25, folio 564
24 May 1748
ROE, SARAH, wife of Edward Roe of Queen Anns Co.
    To son Samuel Roe, my 150a of Tullys Addition, now in possession of my s husband.
    Witn: John Hamilton, N[athaniel] Wright, Ann Greenwood.
    24 May 1748, Edward Roe certified that he was present & consenting at the making of s will.
    23 Feb. 1748, sworn to by Hamilton & Wright.

Liber 25, folio 565
7 Feb. 1748
ROE, EDWARD, Queen Anns Co.
    To son Joseph Roe, Roes Lain 22a & Neds Beginning & Sarahs Fancy, but if he fail to return, to son Samuel Roe.
    To son Samuel Roe, [another] part of Neds Beginning & Sarahs Fancy adj. Okenthorpe, which I bought of Richard Bennett, Esq., Tullys Addition, & negro boy Will.
    To son Thomas Richardson Roe, 226a of Okenthorpe which I bought of John Miller, Roes Chance 247a, part of Sarahs Fancy in Tullys Neck on Tuckoho Crk., & negro woman Bess.
    To son James Roe, part of Sarahs Fancy & part of the Beginning.
    To Nathaniel Curtis, part of Sarahs Fancy.
    To son John Roe, 100a of Narbourgh, the rest of Sarahs Fancy, Hindsleys Choice 100a, & 40a of Okenthorpe I bought of Peter Hendsley, & negro woman Africa.
    To Sarah Coventon, d. o. Henry Coventon, 124a of Rachels Desire.
    To Henry Coventon & Rachel, his wife, the rest of Rachels Desire, 8a of Hinesleys Plains which I bought of Nathaniel Hinesley, & 60a of Hinesleys Plains which I bought of Thomas Hinesley, & on their d., equ. div., to their chldn. Edward & Mary Coventon.
    To son James Roe, negro man Nero, L 30, a black mare & colt, & at age 18, my blacksmiths tools if Joseph fail to return.
    To Rachel, Henry Coventon wife, for life, negro girl Judah.
    The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among my 5 chldn: John, Samuel, Thomas, James, & Rachel.
    Extrs: sons John Roe & Samuel Roe.
    Henry Coventon is to convey to Wm. Coventon 44a of the land I devise him.
    Witn: Geo. Bennett,[Jr.], James Knotts, John Davis.
    3 March 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of John Roe, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 569
10 Feb. 1748/9
COLLINS, JOHN, Queen Anns Co.
    To son John Offley Collins, my dw. plntn. & the adj. plntn. where my son Thomas Collins d., with the mill & Spread Eagle 425a.
    To dau. Mabail Seartain, negro woman Bess.
    To dau. Catherine Carmine, 1 sh. sterl., but if she bury her husband, Thomas Carmine, 10 days after his d., negro girl Chester & 5000 lb. tob. to be delivered within 20 days of his d.
    To grddau. Margaret Collings, d. o. s Thomas dec , the Level 170a, the plntn. where my son John Offley Collins lives.
    To John Collings, s. o.Barbery Collings, a cow & calf & a suit of clothes when he is 21.
    The residue of my p. e., equ. div., to my 3 chldn: Mabill Sertain, John Offley Colings, & Catherine Carmine.
    Extr: son-in-law John Sertain.
    Witn: Andrew Gibson, William Rosebury, Gilbert Reed.
    13 March 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

8 Dec. 1748
Liber 25, folio 571
CULLY, HENRY, Kingstown, Queen Anns Co.
    To Mr. James Ashby of St. Mary's Co., Lot 12 in Kingstown. To wife & extrx., Christian Cully, my p. e. , & for life, the rest of my r. e., & on her d. , to Mr. James Ashby.
    To my bro. Andrew Cully, flax-dresser in Newbury, Barkshire, L 30 sterl.
    To sister Ann Idne, wife of Thomas Idne, blacksmith in Malborough, Wiltshire, L 30 sterl.
    To sister Sarah Horrell, in East Smithfield, London, L 30
    Witn: George Primrose, Violet Primrose, William Winchester.
    30 March 1749, sworn to by Geo. & Violet Primrose, & 6 April following, by Winchester.

Liber 25, folio 573
10 Feb. 1748/9
WEBB, JOHN, Tuckahoe, Queen Anns Co.
    To wife, Grace Webb, for widhood, my dw. plntn. & the part of Redford on the N & W side of the Mill Branch.
    To son & extr., William Webb, the part of Redford on the S & E side of s Branch, the part in the fork of s Branch, & if my wife mar., the part I leave her; also negro woman Cate.
    To son John Webb, Webbs Chance & Silvesters Addition, which I bought of James Silvester. My 2 bros. James Webb & Jonathan Neale are to decide what part of s plntn. my son William needs until s John is 21 or mar.
    To wife, negro woman Babb & negro boy Minggo, 2 mares (Jeney & Fenix), other livestock, hhold furn., & crops.
    What p. e. remains at the change of my wife widhood, to my dau. Grass Webb.
    To son Johan Webb, at age of 21 or mar., negro girl Phillis & young mare Spirit.
    To daus. Rachel Webb & Sarah, the residue of my p. e.
    Witn: Hawkins Downes, Sarah Curry Pool, Richard Webb.
    19 April 1749, sworn to by Downes & Pool & affirmed by Webb (Quaker) before William Webb, heir at law.

Liber 25, folio 576
27 Oct. 1748
BOUNDS, JOSEPH, Somerset Co.
    To wife & extrx., Tabitha Bounds, for widhood, my dw. plntn. & part of Any Thing, & negro boy Phillip.
    To Sofiah Richerson, when she pays for it, the other part of Any Thing.
    To son William Bounds, Barrow Neck, 100a I bought of Jno Cooper, but if he d.s.p., to son Jessey Bounds.
    To son John Bounds, a desk.
    To daus. Mary Bounds & Betty Bounds, a cow & calf each.
    Witn: Levin Dashiell, John Cox, Mary McCape.
    29 Nov. 1748, sworn to by McCabe, & 20 March 1748, sworn to by Dashiell.

Liber 25, folio 577
10 Jan. 1748/9
COVINGTON, THOMAS, Somerset County.
    My sons James & Nehemiah Covington & my dau. Prissillah Covington, equ. div. when they come to age, negroes Mole, Luce, Sipeo, Sib, & Peter.
    Negro Cosy should be sold & the proceeds div. betw. my sons Thomas & Samuel Covington, who are to be in care of their uncle, Thomas Holbrock.
    Extr: Mitchell Jones.
    Witn: Charles Leatherbury, Philip Covington, Richd. Phillips.
    24 Jan 1748, sworn to by Leatherbury & Covington.

Liber 25, folio 578
[1 Dec. 1744]
COTTMAN, BENJAMIN, Sr., Somerset Co., planter
    To my chldn. Benjamin Cottman, Joseph Cottman, & Betty Polk, 5 sh. apiece.
    To son William Cottman, my clothes.
    To Thomas Stockwell, a gun & a heifer.
    To Mary Stockwell, for life, the plntn. I live on, bought of John Rhodes, & on her d., to Rachell Stockwell, d. o. s Mary, & if Rachell d. s.p., to Mary, younger d. o. s Mary Stockwell, but if she d. s. p., to my grdson John Tunshell Cottman, s. o. William Cottman.
    Rachell Stockwell & Mary Stockwell, Jr., are to be of age at 16 or mar.
    [Extrx: Mary Stockwell, Sr.
    [Witn: Thos. Bluett, John Piper, John Weatherlee.
    To my negro wench Sarah, freedom.
    [27 Feb. 1748, sworn to by Piper & Weatherlee.] [Somerset Co. Wills EB14:11]


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