Abstracts of Wills
by Carson Gibb

abstracted from
PREROGATIVE COURT
(Wills)
MSA S538
Liber 27
1748-1750

Introduction and abbreviations list

Liber 27, folio 1
23 Sept. 1748
CHEW, SAMUEL, Anne Arundel Co. & just agoing for Great Britain.
     To eldest son, Samuel Chew, my dw. plntn., & if he d. under 21, to the next heir, but the dw. house & 2/3 land to my wife for life.
     To son John Chew, Scantly 400a, but if he d. under 21, to the next heir.
     To son William Chew, the land on the E side Susquehanna where my mother & father in law, Mr. Elihue Hall, live, which falls to me on the d. of Mother, but if he d. under 21, to be div. betw my other sons; also the 400a in Calvert Co. my father bought of William Hevoris [?] of Calvert Co.
     To dau. Elizabeth Chew, negro girl Grace, which was left to my dec dau.
     My p. e. is to b equ. div. among my 4 chldn: Samuel, John, William, & Elizabeth.
     Extrx: my wife [not named].
     Witn: Richd. Harrison, Richd. Chew, Benjamin Harrison
     21 July 1749, affirmed by both Harrisons (Quakers) & sworn to by Chew.

Liber 27, folio 2
15 March 1748/9
HOOPER, HENRY, Dorchester Co., planter.
     Extr: son John Hooper.
     To dau. Elizabeth Hooper, my best bed.
     Witn: Benjamin Wheland, Edmd. Geraghty.
     13 May 1749, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 3
13 April 1749
BARNES, JOHN, Dorchester Co.
     To sons William Barnes & Valentine Barnes, 3 tracts on Tylers Island, where I live: Sarah Lott, Lewisis Chance, & Johns Chance.
     To wife, Elizabeth Barnes, for life, negro woman Pleasant.
     To sons William, Valentine, Thomas, & Levin, 4 negroes: Sue, Jenny, Jacob, & Nacy
     Extrs: wife & son John Barnes.
     Witn: Edwd. McSheehy, Jacob Pattison, Thomas Murphey, John Aaron
     16 May 1749, sworn to by Pattison & Murphey, & the widow renounced the will except the right of extrx.

Liber 27, folio 5
2 April 1749
ESKRIDGE, GEORGE, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To dau. Mary, a young negro girl Moll.
     To dau. Elizabeth, young negro boy James.
     To bro. Samuel Eskridge, L 50 sterl. to buy land, but if he d. s. p., to my 2 daus., Mary & Elizabeth.
     To wife Prisciller, the residue of my e. r. & p. in Maryland & Virginia.
     Extrs: wife, Prisciller, & her bro. William Colebourne.
     Witn: Will Ellegood, Thomas Eskridge, Michael Coulbourne
     19 June 1749, sworn to by Ellegood & Coulbourn, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 6
24 May 1739
HODSON, JOHN, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To son Charles Hodson, Causeys Lot 166a.
     To son Henry Hodson, Batchelors Field, part of Hodsons Adventure, down the neck binding with branch & river.
     To son John Hodson, a neck of land above my plntn. where he lives.
     To son Thomas Hodson, part of Madden Forrest beg. at the mouth of Long Banch & up to my mill & by a path goes by the Cullinimin Pond.
     To Hooper Hodson, the remaining part that lies above s Thomas Hodsons part.
     To sons James Hodson & Roger Hodson, equ. div., the part on Ingrams Crk.
     To son Levin Hodson, my dw. plntn.
     To all my chldn. that hath not a bed, each is to have one, & the residue equ. div. among them all.
     Extrx: wife [not named].
     Witn: Thos. Hicks, Eliz. Hicks, Edward Kelly.
     10 Dec. 1748, sworn to by Thos. Hicks & Edward Kelly in presence of Charles Hodson, heir at law, & the widow renounced the will.

Liber 27, folio 8
18 May 1749
LECOMPTE, WILLIAM, Dorchester Co.
     To son Philemon Lecompte, my dw. plntn. & to son John Lecompte, the plntn. where he lives, & they are to divide the other lands & all my land on the head of Transquaking equ.
     To son William Lecompte, Pools Outlet, 130a on the NW fork of Nanticoke R. I bought of Edward Poole.
     To dau. Sarah, in case she come back, 1 sh. sterl.
     To son Philemon, negro man Jeffery, & in case Jeffrey not recover his present ailment, Mariahs youngest child.
     To son John, negro man Arthur.
     To dau. Anne Baynard, negro boy Harry.
     To son William, negro woman Mariah.
     The residue to be equ. div. among 5 of my chldn.: Philemon, John, William, Anne, & Levin.
     Extrs: my 2 eldest sons.
     Witn: Richd. Badley, Mary Badley, Phile Lecompte.
     8 July 1749, sworn to Philemon Locompte, Sr., & Richard Badley before Philemon Lecompte, Jr., heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 10
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CRAGHILL, GEORGE, St. Mary's Co.
     To bro. Thomas Craghill, Hamstead on Chesapeake Bayside, provided when he is 21 he convey to bro. Joshua Craghill his part of Fish Pond, in the Forrest.
     Witn: Law[rence] Debutts, Jas. Smith, Mary Jarbo.
     22 May 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 11
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CRAGHILL, GEORGE, St. Mary's Co.
     To son George Craghill, Hamstead, on Chesapeake Bay, & joyners tools.
     To 2 sons, Thomas & Joshua, the Fish Pond, 263a in the Forrest, equ. div. when the eldest is of age.
     To son Jonathan, my dw. plntn. & lands adj.
     To daus. Ann Craghill & Grace Craghill, each 12,000 lb. tob. when they are 16 or on the day of mar.
     To dau. Mary Combs, 2000 lb. tob.
     To wife, Mary Craghill, for life, negro fellow Toby.
     Extrs: son George Craghill & wife, Mary Craghill.
     Witn: [the Revd.] Law[rence] Debutts, Mary Jarbo
     22 May 1749, sworn to by both witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 12
6 May 1749
SALLEY, BENJ., [St. Mary's Co.]
     To Mrs. Ann Aisquith, sister to Mr. Thomas Aisquith, & Mrs. Minarkey Forde, dau. to Mr. John Forde, equ. div., my whole e.
     Extrs: Peter Mug & George Aisquith.
     Witn: Joseph Hopewell, William Taylor, Mary Kerkley
     17 [May]1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 13
14 June 1749
BLANFORD, THOMAS, Prince George's Co., planter.
     To son Charles Blanford, my land in Charles Co: The Ruden, Snaking Point, & Hirkley Thickett.
     To son John Blanford, 209a of Brook Chance & Timberland 154a.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Blanford, my dw. plntn. Shrusbery Plain 153a & the 400a remaining of the Widows Trouble, & on her d., to son John Blanford.
     To dau. Tabitha Mitchell, 360a of the Widows Trouble, laid out by Isaac Brooks.
     To dau. Margaret Hagan, 342a of the Widows Trouble.
     To dau. Martha Clackson, 320a of the Widows Trouble.
     To grdson Edelen, the 100a of the Widows Trouble on the SE side of Matapanigh Run.
     To grdson Philel Edelen, a bed.
     To wife, Sarah, for widhood, my p. e., but if she mar., only 1/3 of it.
     On her d., my p. e. is to be equ. div. among my 7 chldn: Charles Blanford, John Blanford, Mary Edelen, Sarah Clackson, Tabitha Mitchell, Margaritt Hagan, & Martha Clackson.
     Witn: James Benten, Nathanel Ranten, Henry Boone
     7 Aug. 1749, sworn to by Boone & Ranter, & the widow stood to the will but would not admin.

Liber 27, folio 16
6 March 1747
PEARSON, EDWARD, Prince George's Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Martha Parson, Littleworth & my p. e.
     Witn: Robert Wade, Wm. Harvin, JohnThompson
     16 Aug. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

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28 [April] 1749
RICHEN, SUSANNA, Calvert Co.
     On 7 May 1749, Mr. John Rousby & Mark Breedin swore that Susanna Richen, who d. yesterday about 12 o lock, on 28 [April said she gave to Ann Allen her whole e. Before John Clare

Liber 27, folio 17
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STRICKLAND, JOSEPH, Calvert Co.
     To dau.-in-law, wife of John Hews, a cow & a sow.
     The rest to my wife [not named].
     Witn: James Dossey, Isaac Eadeus.
     12 May 1749, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 18
22 March 1748/9
ARTERBURY, THOMAS, Calvert Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Arterbury, my p. e. for life, & on her d. as follows:
     To Ann Cook a heifer.
     The residue to be equ. div.betw. my cousin Bazil Booth & my cousin Ann Gray, but if s Bazil d. s. p., his part to cousin Elizabeth Broome.
     Witn: Jno James, Ann Robinson, Elioner Wood.
     10 June 1749, sworn to by James & Wood.

Liber 27, folio 19
15 June 1747
WENMAN, JOHN, Calvert Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Wenman, all my e.
     Witn: John Howerton, Susannah Howerton, Danll. Fraizer.
     17 June 1749, sworn to by John & Susannah Howerton.

Liber 27, folio 20
9 Dec. 1748
DEVER, SARAH, Calvert Co.
     To my dau. & extr., Effniss Dever, all my goods & effects.
     Witn: Jas. Weems, James Weems, Jr.
     20 June 1749, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 21
1 April 1749
MORGAN, HUGH, Baltimore Co.
     To son John Morgan, Brothers Discovery, the land I live on, & my other lands are to be sold.
     My p. e. is to be equ. div. betw. my wife, Margret Morgan & my sons John Morgan & Moses Morgan, s sons parts to be put out to use till they come to age, & when they are fit to go to trades they go to Pencilvania.
     Extrs: my wife, Margret Morgan, & bro. David Morgan.
     Witn: J[ames] Rigbie, Constant Morgan, Moses Morgan
     2 Aug. 1749, sworn to by Constant Morgan & affirmed by Moses Morgan (Quaker).

Liber 27, folio 22
21 July 1749
TREDWAY, THOMAS, Baltimore Co., planter.
     My friend Thoms Tredway is to keep my stuff till my cousin Thomas Brown is 21, when I give him the same, but if s Brown d. before 21, all my e. to Mary Cuningham.
     Witn: A[mos] Garrett, Antell Deaver, Edmund Morriss.
     2 Aug. 1749, sworn to by Garrett & Morriss.

Liber 27, folio 23
13 May 1749
THORN, JOHN, Charles Co.
     To dau. Mary Ann Davis, 80a of Thorn Venture & Hopewell 23a.
     To wife, Susanna Thorn, for life, 77a of Wood Pleasure, & on her d., to dau. Rebecca Thorn.
     To daus. Mary Ann Davis & Rebecca Thorn, equ. div., 122a of The Desert & Chesham 50a.
     To dau. Rebecca Thorn, when she is 16, a heifer.
     The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. betw. wife, Susanna Thorn, & daus Mary Ann Davis & Rebecca Thorn.
     Extrs: wife, Susanna Thorn & my son-in-law Leonard Davis.
     Witn: Sam Amery, Mark Winnett, James Moor.
     10 June 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Mary Ann Davis & Rebecca Thorn.

Liber 27, folio 25
2 Sept. 1748
BROOKE, THOMAS, Charles Co.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Brooke, for widhood, the land where I dw. near Chickamuxon with all negroes, stock, & p. e., & afterward, to be equ. div. betw. my 2 youngest sons Walter & Richard Brooke, but if both s sons d. s. p., to be equ. div. betw. my wife, Sarah, & my eldest son, Thomas.
     To son Thomas, 4 young negroes betw. the age of 16 & 20, when he s 21.
     The care &education of my s 3 sons to be under my bro. Richard Brooke.
     Witn: Elizab. Brooke, Richd. Brooke, Isaac Brooke
     15 June 1749, sworn to by Richd. & Isaac Brooke, the heir at law being a minor.

Liber 27, folio 27
6 May 1748
JEVANS, EDWARD, Calvert Co.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Jevans, the residue of my e.
     Witn: Wm. Monett, Elizabeth Jones
     4 July 1749, swprn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 28
24 May 1743
SAWELL, JAMES, Calvert Co.
     All my land in Calvert Co. where I live, 150a in possn. of Charathy Whittington of Calvert Co., widow, & all my land in Dorchester Co. is to be equ. div. among my 3 sons James Sawell, Clement Torvor Sawell, & Wm. Sawell.
     To my dau. Mary Sawell, 2 parts of my personal e.
     To my wife, Mary , last son [Basil?] that was b. to her 20 Dec. 1741 but is not babtized, 1 sh. sterl.
     Extrs: Mr. Roger Boyce & Mr. Saml. Young.
     Witn: Saml. Young, Wm. Whittington, Robert Orme, John Austin
     18 July 1749, sworn to by Whittington & Austin.

Liber 27, folio 30
10 May 1749
ROE, THOMAS, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To son Thomas Roe, 50a of Hackets Adventure at the end where he lives & L 2.
     To chldn. Anthony Roe, Frances Swift, & Deborah Sylvester, 40 sh. apiece.
     To wife Abigail Roe, for widhood, the use of my dw. plntn. & maintenance from son Abner Roe.
     To son & extr., Abner Roe, the rest of Hackets Adventure & my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Redmond Fallin, Elizabeth Everett, Rachel Fallin, Richard Mason.
     27 June 1749, sworn to by Everett & Mason & affirmed by Rachel Fallen (Quaker).

Liber 27, folio 32
20 June 1749
HAWKINS, DEBORAH, Queen Anns Co.
     To son Grundy Pemberton, L 5.
     To dau. Deborah Bankes, 6 head of cattle, 10 head of sheep, & my riding horse.
     To son & extr., Robert Hawkins, the rest of my p. e.
     Witn: Ernault Hawkins, Jane Hawkins, William Cowman
     24 Aug. 1749, sworn to by Ernault Hawkins & William Cowman.

Liber 27, folio 33
--- April 1747
PRYOR, Catherine, Queen Anns Co., spinster.
     To my chldn. John Emory, Sr., William Emory, Arthur Emory, Ann Glanden, & William Pryor that money in New York.
     To dau. Ann Glanden, my wearing appl., saddle, & hhold furn.
     To 2 sons & extrs., John Emory, Sr., & William Emory, all my lands.
     Witn: Christ. Wilkinson, Andr. Cockrell, Mary Moore
     24 Aug. 1749, sworn to by Cockrell & Moor.

Liber 27, folio 35
4 July 1749
EDLEN, THOMAS, Prince George's Co.
     To wife, Comfort Edlen, for life, Edlenton, the plntn. I live on, & Edlens Addition, & on her d., to my goddau. Catherine Spaldin.
     To bro. Richard Edlen, 400a of Egertons Mannour, he paying what is due on it.
     To bro. Edward Edlen, 300a of Egertons Mannor, he paying what is due on it.
     To bro. Christopher Edlen, 300a of Egertons Mannor, he paying what is due on it.
     To son-in-law & extr., Thomas Dyar, 400a of Egertons Mannor, Stone Hill 300a, Edlens Thickett, Edlens Hogpen, negar boy James, s. o. negar Ben.
     To dau.-in-law Elizabeth Green, after the d. of my wife, a silver cann & 2 silver spoons.
     To grddau.-in-law Sarah Saunders, on the d. of my wife, a silver cann.
     To cousin Francis Simm, my wearing appl.
     The residue to son-in-law Thomas Dyar.
     Witn: Tho Thompson, John Thompson, Jr., James Dyer.
     12 Sept. 1749, sworn to by by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 37
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BEATY, JOHN, [Cecil Co.]
     After my wife, Elizabeth Beaty has her 1/3, my e. r. & p. to be equ. div. among my chldn.
     Extrs: Dr. Hugh Matthews & my wife, Elizabeth Beaty.
     Witn: Benja. Gibbs, James O agan, James Read
     1 June 1749, sworn to by Gibbs & O agan.

Liber 27, folio 38
25 May 1749
SCOTT, JAMES, Mill Pond Hundred, Cecil Co.
     To bro. John Scott, 5 sh.
     To James Scott, s. o. the s John, L 15 when he is of age.
     To James Cochran, s. o. Willm. Cochran, L 15 when he is of age.
     To Baptize Scott, 5 sh.
     To sister & extrx., Margrat Scott, for life, my plntn., & on her d., 2 parts to the s James Scott & James Cochran.
     Witn: Robrt Euens,Willm. Cochran, John McCay, Thomas Killgore.
     12 June 1749, sworn to by all 4 witn.

Liber 27, folio 39
22 Nov. 1748
JONES, THOMAS, Cecil Co.
     To son William Jones, Hapey Harbor except 1/4a for a bearing place, provided he pay L 70 to my son Peter Jones, & if he doesn , [s Peter] is to have part of the land I bought of John Jobson as far as the Mill Pond, & for want of heirs, to my other chldn.
     To son Jacob Jones, negro garl Pegg & the remainder of Jones Adition, & he is to be at age at 18 yrs.
     To wife, Elizabeth Jones, for widhood, my dw. house & plntn. & 3 working negroes : Coff, Beak, & Sew.
     To dau. Mary, negro garl Reine.
     To dau. Sarach, negro boy Jack.
     To dau. Elizebeth, negro child Bud, & each of my 3 daus. is to have her negro at the day of marriage.
     Extrs: wife, Elizabeth Jones, & son William Jones, who are to make over 16a of Joneses Adition to Phillip Stoups.
     Witn: George [V]eazey, John Gars, David Rees.
     9 July 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 41
8 March 1748/9
NUMBERS, JAMES, Cecil Co., planter.
     To the child my wife, Sarah, goes with, all my e. r. & p., but my s wife is to enjoy it until the child is of age (18 yrs. if male), but if the child d. s. p., on my s wife d., to Ruth Burnham, d. o. Thomas Burnham.
     Witn: Joseph Burnam, Mary Harrison, John Penington, Jr.
     12 June 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 42
3 May 1749
STIDHRM, LULAF, Cecil Co.
     To son Lulaf Stidham, Eagles Nest, my plntn., but if he not live to enjoy it, to [son] Lucas Stidhrm, & if he not live to enjoy it, to son Timothy Stidhrm.
     To son John Stidhrm. my wearing appl
     To son Henry Stidhrm, 1 sh. sterl.
     To wife, Mary, for widhood, my plntn & young mare, & when she marries, to my chldn.
     My p. e. is to be equ. div. among my 6 chldn: Elizebeth, John, Timothy, Ann, Lucas, & Lulaf.
     Extrs: friend Joseph Wallace & wife, Mary.
     Witn: John Foster, James Ford, Jobe Everson.
     14 Aug. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 43
14 Oct. 1748
MURPHY, WILLIAM, Cecil Co.
     To Ellice Mahanney, d. o. Cornelius Mahanney of Cecil Co., my bed.
     The rest of my e. r. & p. to be equ. div. betw. John Mahanney, s. o. Cornelius afsd., & the afsd. Ellice, his sister.
     Extr: friend Hugh Woods, chapman.
     Witn: D[avi]d Witherspoon, Hugh Matthews.
     31 May 1749, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 44
21 Jan. 1748/9
MOORE, THOMAS, Cecil Co.
     Debts of mine that my son Nathaniel has given his obligation for & are to be paid: L 8 to Thomas Jacobs, L 3.19 to Richard Thomas, L 3.3 to the e. of John Mills dec , L 3.2 to John Beggs, & L 5 to Robert Evance.
     To son John Moore, 5 sh.
     To son William Moore, 4 sh.
     To son Samuel Moore, 10 sh.
     The residue to son & extr., Nathaniel Moore.
     Witn: John Ricketts, John Breadon, Robert Smith. Thomas Moore
     1 April 1749, sworn to by John Ricketts & John Breaden.

Liber 27, folio 45
2 April 1749
LEWIS, RICHD., Cecil Co., planter.
     To son John Lewis, all my r. e. & a div. of my p. e.
     To daus. Elizabeth & Ann Lewis & a child unborn, the residue equ. div.
     To stepson Jacob Vanpooly, a yong cow & a 1-yr.-old colt.
     To cousin Ann Nash, a young cow..
     To wife & extrx., Emmy Lewis, for widhood, the use of my e. r. & p., but if she marry, my childrens part is to b e taken from her.
     To my servant man Freedus Fisher, his freedom a yr. before his indenture expires.
     Overseers: Cap. Zebn. Hollingsworth & David Hampton.
     Witn: Thos. Rcketts, John Ricketts, Simon Johnson (sawer), Patrick Nelson
     1 May 1749, sworn to by Thomas Ricketts & Simon Johnson.

Liber 27, folio 47
27 March 1749
HOLY ROBERT, Cecil Co.
     To wife & extrx., Ann, the plntn. I live on, my p. e., lot in Charles Town, & Holy Expedtion, 100a on the E side Elk R.
     To Stephen Smallwood, when he is 21, the plntn. Morgan Patton lived on & the plntn. Rowland Chambers lived on, but if my extrx. d. before he is 21, also livestock & land betw. George Lawsons & the plntn. Rowland Chambers lived on.
     Witn: A[ndrew] Barry, Michl. Wallace, Edwd. Johnson
     Sworn to by Wallace & Johnson 10 May 1749 & by Barry 26 June 1749.

Liber 27, folio 48
10 Oct. 1747
WATERS, SAML., Prince George's Co.
     To son John Waters, 1 sh. sterl. & 100a of Jericho, where he lives, provided he quit claim to the part of Cumberstone sold by me to Samuel Galloway, & if he do not, s 100a of Jericho to son Mordecai Waters.
     To son Samuel Waters, 280a of Hogyard & 1 sh. sterl.
     To son Richard Waters, the 152a of Charles & Benjamin on which he is seated, next to Joseph Richardsons land, & 1 sh.
     To son William Waters, the 152a of Charles & Benjamin on which he is seated, next to his brother Richards part, & 1 sh.
     To dau. Margaret Mullikin, 100a of Charles & Benjamin next to the part purchased by Willm. Holland.
     To wife & extrx., Jane Waters, for life, my dw. house, 1/3 the remainder of Jericho, & 1/ 3 the 184a I purchased of son Samuel.
     To son Mordecai Waters, all my coopers tools, the remainder of Jericho & the remainder of Cherry Walk, but if he d. s. p., to my 6 daus.: Susannah, Mary, Elizabeth, Deborah, Margaret, & Rachel.
     Witn: Willm. Forrest, Jas. Beck, Margret Falconer
     16 Sept. 1749, sworn to by Forest & Beck, Falconer having removed out of the Province.

Liber 27, folio 51
13 Nov. 1748
HILL, LEVIN, Dorchester Co., Gent.
     To wife, Elzabeth, my lands in Anne Arundel Co. near the mouth of Severn W of Chink in possn. of my bro. Joseph.
     My lands E of s Chink are to by sold by s bro.
     Extrx: wife, Elizabeth, with my bro. Joseph assistant.
     Witn: John Winnock, William Lee, Ketherine Berry.
     5 Dec. 1748, sworn to by Winnock & Lee.
     Dear Brother, Joseph Hill, living near Annapolis. . . . I desire out of the purchase money thou wilt discharge those few dribbling debts due from me to some gentlemen in Oxford & in Dorchester Co. . . . I also desire thou wilt be so kind as to assist my wife against Benjamin Tasker . . . .
     26 Dec. 1748, the letter sworn to by Roger Childerston, who wrote it.

Liber 27, folio 53
14 Feb. 1748/9
DOWDEL, WILLIAM, Dorchester Co.
     To wife & extrx. Joanna Dowdle, a white-faced cow big with calf & a bed.
     To my oldest son, Roger Dowdel, a 3-yr.-old heifer & a bed.
     To son Elihu, a 2-yr.-old heifer with a white face.
     To James Murry & Sarah Murry, his wife, the care of my children & their effects till they are 21.
     Witn: Arthowr Dowel, James Allice
     15 Aug. 1749, sworn to by Arthur Doodle & James Ellis, & the widow renounced the legacy in the will.

Liber 27, folio 54
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HODSON, CHARLES, Dorchester Co.
     To son Henry Hodson, my dw. plntn.
     To son Edward Hodson, all my land on Littell Choptank & Addition to John Laine.
     To son Hooper Hodson, the mill that belonged to my father & all the land adj.
     To my wife, [Mary Hodson], 20 sh. above her 1/3 of my e.
     My p. e. is to be equ. div. among all my chldn: Henry, Edward, Anne, & Hooper Hodson & dau. Mary Hodson.
     Witn: John Scott, John Trippe, Levin Denwood
     29 April 1749, sworn to by Denwood & Trippe, & the widow renounced the legacy in the will.

Liber 27, folio 55
18 May 1749
ROBINSON, WILLIAM, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To son Levin Robinson, Obscurity, my dw. plntn.
     To son Leak Robinson, my lands on Goose Crk., Fishing Bay, which belonged to my faher, William Robinson Williams Prevention, Ganders Labor, & Josephs Lane.
     To son James Robinson, Absoloms Loss, 100a in Blackwater R.
     To son William Robinson, Robinson Discovery 177a.
     The residue to my dau. Comfort Robinson, Sarah Robinson, & John Robinson, equ. div.
     To wife, Mary Robinson, for widhood, the plntn. I dw.on.
     Witn: Raymond Staplefort, John Brahane, Henry Deene
     10 July 1749, sworn to by Staplefort & Brahawn, & the widow renounced the legacy in the will.

Liber 27, folio 56
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STANFORD, THOMAS, Dorchester Co.
     To wife & extrx., Rachel Stanford, negro boy Solb.
     To son John Stanford, my dw. plntn.,but if he d. s. p., to my next heir my wife is with child with, but if both d., to s wife for life.
     If my wife d. before my chldn. come to age, my cousin Samuel Stanford is to have he bringing up of son John & the unborn child.
     Witn: Isaac Partridge, Edward Breadhirst, Elezebath West.
     10 April 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 58
16 April 1749
SOLBARY, JOHN, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To Andrew Salbary, a yoke of oxen that William Trego, s. o. Thomas Trego, has hired, a chane, a cow, 3 yedges, & a hand mill.
     To dau. Mary Salbary, a young cow Hern & a bed.
     To dau. Rosanna Salbary, a black heifer big of calf & a few feathers.
     To son John Salbary, who is to be of age at 16, a pide cow big with calf, & he is to be bound to John King to be a wheelwright.
     Rebeca Lecompt is to care for dau. Rosannah.
     Extrx: wife, Elizabeth Salbary.
     Witn: John Mace, Mary Clarkson, Mary B utton
     10 June 1749, sworn to by Mace & Clarkson.

. Liber 27, folio 59
16 April 1749
GOOSTREE, GORGE, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To son Luke Goostree, Goostrees Chance beg. at the N corner of s Gorge Goostrees plntn. near the E line of Richards Delight.
     Witn: Jo[h]n Woollen, Ezekiel Johnson, Wm Shenton.
     10 Aug. 1749, sworn to by Johnson & Shenton

Liber 27, folio 60
18 Nov. 1748
BRUMLY, THOMAS, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To godson John Granger, crops & livestock.
     To William Soward, whom I constitute as a friend, livestock, tools, & kitchen furn.
     To Richard Harrentons dau., Sarah Harrenton, a cow & calf.
     To Richard Harrenton, an old bay mare, a hand mill, side of leather, & 2 hoes.
     To Elizabeth Harrenton, kitchen & hhold furn & my wifes clothes.
     To Sarah Soward, a pewter dish, a linen wheel, 4 pewter plates, & a callico gown.
     To James Berry, a horse colt, a bed, & all my own wearing clothes.
     To Prisilla Hill & Mary Hill a riding horse.
     To Sarah Hubbard, my wifes striped Holland gown.
     To Ann Granger, my wifes wearing hat & & 3 earthen pans.
     To William Lee, a sow, a barrow, & a weather.
     To Catherinea Berrey, all the thread in the house I dw. in.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. Wm. Lee & John Granger.
     Witn: Thomas Callwell, John Winnock, Benjamin Granger
     Annapolis, 2 Dec. 1748, sworn to by Winnock.

Liber 27, folio 62
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WIESE, OTTO WILLIAM, [WorcesterCo.]
     To wife, Sarah Wise, for life, Wises Addition, all my negroes, all my livestock but 1 horse Prince, 1/3 the shallop Sally & Polly, L 12, & all my hhold stuff & furn.
     To Jesse Brittingham, on my wife d., Wises Addition.
     To Mary Brittingham, d. o. my wife, on my wife d., negro girl Hagar.
     To Sarah Brittingham, d. o. my wife, 1/3 the shallop Sally & Molly & L 12.
     To Beverly Brittingham, my horse Prince, my watch, & 1/3 of shallop Sally & Molly.
     To my bro. John Christine Wise, my sea vessels, my merchant goods, my best suit of clothes, & my velvet vest & breeches.
     The rest of my clothes to be equ. div. betw. my sons-in-law Beverly & Jesse Brittingham, & to Jesse at his mother d. negro boy Will.
     To the poor people, L 20.
     Extrs: wife & Robert Pitt, Major [Sr.?]
     Witn: Robt. Nairne, William Holland, Jno. Holt.
     1 Feb. 1748, Accomack Co., Virginia, presented by the widow, who renounced the will, & sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 63
18 May 1746
JENKENSON, PHILIP, Talbot Co.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Jenkenson, until son Emanuell Jenkenson is 21, the use of all my land in Talbot Co., & then 1/3 s lands.
     To son Emanuel Jenkenson, Edmonson Freshes 300a, the plntn. I live on, but for want of heirs, to my daus. equ. div.
     To son John Jenkenson, 205a of Chesnut Bay, in Tuckahoe, & 16a of Dudleys Clifte adj., in Talbot Co.
     To daus. Hanah & Elizabeth, at lawful age or mar., L 10 sterl each, provided my 2 sons live to come to age.
     To dau. Ann Jenkenson, at lawful age or mar., negro girl Prisilla, but if either of my 2 sons d. s. p., she may allow L 5 for s negro.
     My sister Hannah Slaughter & her husband, Edward Slaughter, are to pay 2 sh. sterl.yearly for living on my plntn. in Tuckahoe.
     Witn: George Prouse, Jonathn. Neall, James Wilson, Margt. Price
     28 July 1749, sworn to by Prouce & Margaret Girkey, late Price, now wife of Wm. Girkey, & affirmed by Neall (Quaker), & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 66
11 Nov. 1748
BUCKINGHAM, IASAC, [Talbot Co.]
     To bro. Henary Buckingham, all e. rights & property.
     Witn: Richard Campbell, Rachal Ardey, Rabcha Arnold.
     8 Sept. 1749, sworn to by Rachel Ardery.

Liber 27, folio 66
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BODFIELD, SHADRECK, [Talbot Co.]
     18 Aug. 1749, Thomas Burn said he heard Bodfield declare about hr. before he d. (yesterday) that if he d. before his wife he left all to her, Elizabeth Cressel said that the night before Bodfield d. he said [the same thing], & Solomon Merrick said that about a week before Bodfield d. he said [the same thing].
     28 Aug. 1749, sworn to by all 3.

Liber 27, folio 67
1 Aug. 1748
BERRY, PATRICK, Talbot Co., planter.
     To Mary Barrow, Gilbt. Barrow, & Elizabeth Barrow, chldn. of Dr. Gilbt. Barrow & Margaret Barrow, his present wife, the residue of my e. equ. div. as they come of age or marry.
     Extr: s Dr. Gilbert Barrow.
     Witn: Tim Cocklin, Mary Hamilton, Elizth. Gregory.
     1 July 1749, sworn to by Hamilton & Gregory.

Liber 27, folio 68
16 June 1748
HARRISON, WILLIAM, Talbot Co., planter. To wife & extx., Elizabeth Harrison, for widhood, my dw. plntn. consisting of parts of Poplar Neck, Mount Misery Addition,
     Mount Misery, & Haphazard, but if she mar., 1/3 of s lands for life.
     After her d., s lands to son James Harrison, but for want of heirs, to son William Harrison, he paying each of his youngest bros. - Jonathan, Nicholas, & Edmund Benson Harrison L 5.
     Witn: Jos. Hopkins, Francis Sherwood, James Spencer
     8 July 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 69
9 July 1748
COLYAR, WILLAM, dweller of Prince George's Co., planter.
     To sun William, who shall be free at 18 & allow his mother her living on the land, all my land, & if he d. s. p., to grdson Richard; one part of the landwas taken out of Dan, another of Stub Hill, & one of 50a out of Elders Delight.
     To dau. Mary, 5-yrs. rent of Dann.
     To sun Richard, 5 sh.
     Witn: John Leech, Elener Leech, Francis Abston
     8 Aug. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Wm. Collyar, son to testator.


15 July 1749
BLAIR, ELIZABETH, Frederik Co.
     To son-in-law Robert Downey, my land in the forks of Anteatum in Maryland & the land adj. in Pennsylvania.
     To grdson William Downey, the money of that place due me which John Chambers bought.
     To sons-in-law James & Robert Downey, cattle, horses, & other livestock.
     [Son Robert Downey & son-in-law Robert Downey probably are one person.]
     To dau. Isabella Downey, clothes.
     All my other wearing appl. to dau. Susannah Downey.
     Extr: Robert Downey.
     Witn: Joseph Perry, James Russell, Susannah McClain
     16 Aug. 1749, sworn to by Joseph Perry.

Liber 27, folio 72
17 April 1749
STULL, JOHN, Frederick Co., miller.
     To wife, Martha Stull, my livestock & all my hhold stuff, & for life, Whiskey, the plntn. where I live, mills, stills, & slaves, & all the chldn. that negroes Nan & Hester bear.
     To son & extr., Daniel Stull, on her d., Whiskey & the mill & stills, my livestock & tools, & negroes Peter & Nan, & he is to give education to sons Jacob & Isaac.
     To son John Stull, Slow Spring & Olarasant, together on Bear Crk., a branch of the Anteatum, & he is to pay son Isaac L 100 at age 21; also to John, at age 21, negro Jam.
     To son Jacob, negro girl Hester & L 100 at age 21.
     To son Isaac, L 50 at age 21.
     To daus. Mary Greathouss & Elizabeth Johnson, 1 sh. sterl. each.
     To dau. Cathrin Swearinham, L 50.
     To dau. Margaret Stull, negro girl Joan & L 50 at age 16.
     To dau. Susana Stull, negro girl Jenay & L 50 at age 16.
     To Rachel Greathouse, d. o. Mary Greathouse, L 50 at age 16.
     To Martha Johnson, d. o. Elizabeth Johnson, L 50 at age 16.
     Witn: Ja[mes] Smith, Jos. Smith, Thos. Hogg
     8 Sept. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 75
27 July 1744
[GITTINGS, THOMAS, Frederick Co.]
     To Mr. Osborn Sprigg, Abels Lot, for the money paid me.
     To Philip Berry, the rest of my e. r. & p., reserving to my mother her choice of horses, & a gray mare promised to Thos. Berry.
     Mr. Osborn Sprigg is to join Phillip Berry in the admin.
     Witn: Humphry Haseldine, John Harding, Clemt. Gardiner, Elizabeth Due. Thos. Gittings
     --- June 1749, sworn to by Due.

Liber 27, folio 75
29 July 1745
DUCKER, WILLM., [Prince George's Co.]
     To son John, L 10.
     To son William, the plntn where I dw., my dau. Mary having part with him while she lives single.
     The residue of my p. e. to be div. in 2, my dau. Ann to have one part & the other to be equ. div. betw. son Wm. & dau. Mary.
     My land at Cunnygocheag is to be sold & the money div. betw. my 3 youngest chldn. as my p. e. is.
     Extr: son John Ducker.
     Witn: William Nichols, Sarah Nichols, Samll. Waters, Jr.
     24 Oct. 1749, sworn to by Wm. Nichols & affirmed by Saml. Waters, Jr., (Quaker) before the heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 77
8 June 1747
COLE, JAMES, [St. Mary's Co.], master of ship Endeavour proceeding in voyage to London.
     To my father, attorney & extr., Edward Cole, all wages, debts, sums of money, goods, chattels & estate.
     Witn: Wm. Quarrell, James Walker, Baker Brooke, William Brooke
     20 Sept. 1749, sworn to by James Walker & Baker Brooke.

Liber 27, folio 78
4 Nov. 1744
JONES, LEWIS, Somerset Co.
     To son Samuell Jones, Lunns Amendment, the land I live on, except 90a, & negroes Jack, Addam, & Moll.
     To son Lewis Jones, the s 90a, adj. the Downes, beg. at Joes Point & running across the neck to Capt. Samuell Willsons land, dividing it from his bro. Samuell, The Downes 100a, & negroes Caesar, Cato, & Young Hannah.
     To son Samuell Jones, a 30 ft. road from my plntn. thro the s 90a to the county road from Rock Crk. to Lawess Thorofare.
     To sister Mary Pheebys, a suite of Norwich crape.
     As I am in no ways indebted & my 2 sons are of full age, there is to be no admin.
     Trustees: Thomas Lawes, William Stoughton, Robert Jones.
     Extrs: sons Samuell Jones & Lewis Jones.
     Witn: P[anter] Lawes, Edward Roberts, Thomas Wallace, George Wallace.
     5 Sept. 1749, sworn to by Lawes, Roberts, & Thos. Wallace.

Liber 27, folio 80
16 Feb. 1748/9
JONES, MITCHEL, Somerset Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Jones, for life, 2 negro men Tom & Zadoc.
     To my wife chldn. by her former husb. William Jones, Levin Jones, Mathias Jones, & Sarah Jones L 60 equ. div., after my wife d.
     To son Benjamin Jones, L 100 gold & on my wife d., negro man Jacob.
     To son Mitchell Jones, L 150 & on my wife d. , my copper still & worm.
     My bros. Robert & William Jones are to purchase land for my s sons, & if either of these bros. d., bros. George & Bejamin Jones are to act in his place.
     All my sons are to be bound out to a trade till they are of age.
     To dau. Betty Jones & to the child my wife goes with, negro girl Nan & negro boy Job.
     Witn: Wm. Jones, John Leatherbury, Thos. Jones
     31[sic] Sept. 1749, sworn to by Wm. & Thos. Jones, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 82
7 Oct. 1745
TOMLINSON, ABIGAIL, Somerset Co., widow.
     To son Hampton Tomlinson, that part of Manloves Lot (where I live) W of the cypress swamp betw. me & Archibald Whites & Venture, near s White plntn.
     My son Sayward is to confirm this devise as soon as possible.
     To dau. Sarah Hearn, wife of George Hearn, my mare & colt & side saddle, clothes, hhold furn., & livestock I lately had of my son Sayward & Saml. Marshall.
     Extr: son Hampton Tomlinson..
     Witn: Robt. Jenckins Henry, Wm. Holland, Henry Schoolfield, William Allan.
     17 Aug. 1749, sworn to by Henry & Schoolfield.

Liber 27, folio 83
19 Dec. 1738
WINSOR, LAZARUS, Somerset Co.
     To son Isaac Winsor, Wollidge, 150a on the Devels Island & Long Delay, 90a of marsh adj., & if he d. s. p., to son Lazarus Winsor, & if he d. s. p., to son Jeames Winsor, & if he d. s. p., to son Phillipe Winsor, & if he d. s. p., to son William Winsor.
     Extr: wife [not named].
     My chldn. may have all my e. equ. div.
     Witn: Thomas Lawes, Joseph Roe, John Roe, Elizabeth Roe
     25 July 1749, sworn to by Thos. Laws & Joseph Roe.

Liber 27, folio 84
15 May 1749
LESTER, ANN, Baltimore Co.
     To son Henry Hail, negro John & negro boy Will, my hogs, a bed, & a chest.
     To grdson Thomas Hail, negro boy Dick.
     To son George Lester, my cattle, a skillet, pots, & the sterl. money in hands of son-in-law James Sinkler.
     To grddau. Sarah Lester, , negro girl Bett.
     To grddau. Martha Lester, ngro girl Bella.
     To dau. Mary, a pot from my son George.
     To dau. Mary Sinkler, negro woman Nan, my bed, trunk, & clothes.
     To grddau. Ann Sinkler, negro boy Jack.
     To grdson Lester Sinkler, negro child Tony.
     To son Henry & dau. Mary, equ. div., my pewter.
     Witn: Ja[mes] Stewart, Mary Stewart, Elizth. Cook.
     8br [Oct.] 14 1749, sworn to by James Stewart & Eliza. Cook.

Liber 27, folio 86
3 April 1749
DICKSON, WILLIAM, Cecil Co., farmer.
     To wife, Kathrin, co-extr. with Joseph Rutherford, 1/3 my m. e., all her clothes, & negro wench Dina.
     To Elizabeth Dickson, L 40.
     To daus. Martha Dickson, Jaen Dickson, & Esther Dickson, L 30 apiece, & if any d. before majority, her part to be qu. div. among the others.
     To Martha Rutherford, L 20, but if she d. s. p., to be returned to daus. Martha & Jane Dickson.
     To son David Dickson, when he comes to age, the plntn. I live on.
     To son Joseph Dickson, when he comes of age, L 50 Penna. Money.
     To dau. Esther & each of my other 3 daus. , when they come to age, a horse & saddle worth L 12.
     Witn: Wm. Hitchman, Robert Patterson.
     19 Sept. 1749, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 88
12 Nov. 1748
THACKRAEL, MARY, Anne Arundel Co., widow.
     To daus. Mary Sheald & Sophia Biggs, 1 sh. each
     To dau. Elizabeth Carvin, 1 sh. & all my clothes.
     To son & extr., John Thackreal, the residue.
     To son Thos. Thackrael, a pyd cow & calf.
     Witn: Tho. Worthington, Francis Rawlings.
     25 Aug. 1749, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 89
4 Jan. 1748
STINCHCOME, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Stinchcome, son John Stinchcome, & dauter Rachel Stinchcome, my p. e. equ. div.
     Witn: Phil[ip] Pettibone, Wm. Lewis.
     11 Sept. 1749, sworn to by Pettibone.

Liber 27, folio 89
7 July 1748
WARD, ELIZABETH, Anne Arundel Co., widow.
     To son Robert Ward, hhold furn.
     To dau. Eleanor Franklin, my clothes & side saddle.
     The residue to my chldn. Eleanor Franklin, Richard Ward, Samuel Ward, Joseph Ward, & Benjamin Ward.
     Extr: son Richard Ward.
     Witn: Richd. Stallinges, William Tucker, Elizabeth Keys.
     27 Oct. 1749, sworn to by Tucker.

Liber 27, folio 90
9 April 1745
ORRICK, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co..
     To dau. Rachel Hopkins, w. o. William Hopkins, negro boy Nepton.
     To son John Orrick, Morleys Choice, the 300a I live on, 100a of Boodys Adventure I purchased of Thomas Welch, & 2 negroes, Chance & Sam.
     To son Nicholas Orrick, Rich Neck, 100a in Baltimore Co. I purchased of James Crouch, 150a adj. Rich Neck I purchased of Vachel Denton formerly belonging to Wm. Rawlings, & 2 negroes, Cato & Jack.
     To dau. Rebecca Orrick, negro woman Peg. To dau. Katharine Orrick, negro woman Moll.
     To son Charles Orrick, 2 negroes, Jubiter & Corah the son of Corah.
     To dau. Sarah Orrick, negro girl Nan.
     O dau. Susanna Orrick, negro girl Nell.
     If any of the aboves 7 chldn. d. before they are at age . . . .
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. among the aboves 7 chldn.
     Extrs: wife, Susannah Orrick, & son John Orrick.
     Witn: John Cromwell, John Ashman, Caleb Cromwell.
     20 Oct. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 92
2 Aug. 1746
PARKER, GABRIEL, Calvert Co.
     To son George Parker, all he has alrady of me & negro wench Bab.
     To son Hutcheson Parker, my 120a of Edlens Hoggpen as per deed from Tho. Edlen & the p. e.my son Gabriel willed me.
     To dau. Susannah Lane, all she had of me now in her & her husband possn. & L 30 sterl. money of England.
     To son Wm. Parker, all my lands in Calvert Co., but if he d. s. p., to my son George, but if he d. s. p., to son Hutcheson Parker.
     To dau. Ann Greenfield, all she had of me now in her & her husband possn. & L 10 sterl.
     To wife & extrx., Ann Parker, for life, mulatto boy Nedd, my shaze & horses, & Piscattaway Forest, provided she make over Jesmond 220a to son Hutcheson Parker.
     The residue of my p. e. equ. div. to my children Sarah, Mary, Eliz., & Wm. Parker, & my daus. are to have the liberty of my house till they marry. Witn: Ellis Slater, John Yoe, Thoms. Morgan.
     1 Nov. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of George Parker, heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 94
29 Aug. 1749
SMITH, ISAAC, Calvert Co.
     To son Isaac Smith & dau. Alce, both in London, all the money I have with John Hanbury, mercht. in London, 1/3 to Isaac & 2/3 to Alce.
     To my cousin & extr., Daniel Smith, all the goods & effects I have in Maryland.
     Witn: Benja. Johns, John Beckett, Jr.
     21 Nov. 1749, sworn to by Beckett & affirmed by Johns (Quaker).

Liber 27, folio 95
15 Oct. 1749
RUFF, DANIELL,Baltimore Co
     To son Daniell Ruff, the S of Hunting Neck, the land I live on.
     To son John Ruff, the rest of Hunting Neck.
     To dau. Hannah Ruff, at age of 16 or mar., L 10 sterl. Michaell Webster owes me.
     To wife., Elizabeth Ruff, 1/3 my p. e.
     The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among my 3 chldn. Daniel, John, & Hannah Ruff.
     Extrs: wife, Elizabeth Ruff, & friend Michael Webster
     Witn: Richd. Ruff, John Bull, Archibald Johnson.
     7 Nov. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 6
29 July 1749
DEAVER, MARY, Baltimore Co., widow.
     To kinswoman Mary Hollandsworth, a gown & pettycoat, a heifer, & a calf.
     To Alexander Nichelos, my apprentice, Tommys Mare, & his sister Phebee is to have the first colt.
     To Elizabeth Wood, a horse called Mouldeeyes.
     To son John Dever, my ferry boat, a servant man, hhold furn., & a sein net.
     To son Daniel Dever, a gold ring, a womans side saddle, a mare, 40 sh. he owes me, a small Bible, & 1 sh. sterl.
     To grddau. Mary, d. o. my son Richard, a bed & other hhold furn., a young mare, & a side saddle.
     To son & extr., Richard Deaver, the residue.
     Witn: Thos. Tredway, Elizabeth Tredway, Mary Cunningham, A[mos] Garrett.
     4 Nov. 1749, sworn to by Garrett, Cunningham, & Eliza. Treadway.

Liber 27, folio 97
15 Sept. 1749
LEE, FRANCIS, Cecil Co
     To wife, Eliza. Lee, 2 negroes, James s. o. Peter & Peg, d. o. Kate, the interest I bought of Philip Cahier in Cecil Co., debts due me for Clks fees, the 50a in Dorset Co. where the ship was built, several horses, hhold furn., & my plate till dau. Amelia is of age.
     To dau. Amelia Lee, negro girl Silvia & 2 negroes, Pompy & Dan
     To son Francis Leonard Lee, 2 negroes, Darby & Moll, & Rehobuth, my dw. plntn. in Dorset Co. & 2 adj. tracts bought from John Smith. To son Lancelot Richard Thos. Lee, Lees First Purchase, 317a on the NE fork of Nanticoke R., several tracts on Broad Crk. in Somerset & Worcester Co., & 2 negro boys, Tony & Peter.
     To Dr. Benja. Bradford the bay horse I bought of Peter Commerford.
     Extrx: wife,Elizabeth, to be assisted by Mr. James Holliday & Dr. Benj. Bradford.
     The debts due to Edmond Jenings, Esq., & Robert Swan are not justly claimed.
     My bro.-in-law Tho. Holliday & Mr. Francis Warrin, in company with John Cook, Esq., are to settle my affairs concerning the ship Oagle & Ann with James Russell & Henry Red Crab.
     As to the debts due Capts. Allen & Davis, I left in the hands of Edmond Jenings, Esq., 20,000 wt. of tob. to pay them.
     My attorney in Dorset, Capt. Charles Dickinson, is to pay Ben Tasker, Esq., the starling money I owe him & Samll. Ogle, Esq., the money I owe him for licenses.
     Witn: Ben. Bradford, Margery Bradford, Jane Hannah Bradford.
     21 Nov. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow renounced right to admin.

Liber 27, folio 100
23 Nov. 1749
GREENWOOD, JOHN, Queen Annes Co., planter.
     To wife, Anne Greenwood, all my p. e.
     Extr: friend Mathew Dockery.
     Witn: Joseph Hewitt, Henry Pratt.
     28 Nov. 1749, sworn to by both witn.


11 May 1743
DOUGLESS, BENJAMINE, Charles Co. To son John Dougless, Blithwood, the land where he lives.
     To son Benjamine Dougless, the part of Causeens Maner where I live, but my wife is to have use of s land for her widhood.
     To dau. Penellope Dougless, negro girl Jane.
     To wife & extrx. [not named], 1/3 my p. e. & the rest equ. div. among my chldn: Benjamin Dougless, Charles Dougless, Mary Wilson, Sarah Dougless, Joseph Dougless, Penellope Dougless, Thomas Dougless, & Jesse Dougless.
     Witn: Thos. Thompson, John Causeen, Aaron Goodrick.
     13 Oct. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of John Douglass, heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 101
1 Dec. 1747
MORRIS, ELIZABETH, Charles Co.
     To grdson Abraham Johns, the 2 plntn. I hold on his Lordships Mannour of Calverton the one I dw. on & One Third, the one where Joseph Cuttance dwelt, but if he d. s. p., to grdson Thomas Johns; also to s Abraham, the house & lot in Benedict Town where my late husband, Mr. Randolph Morris, kept store, but if he d. s. p., to s Thomas; also to s Abraham, 3 negro men Bobb, Cesar, & Sam & negro woman Judith; also livestock, 2 beds, hhold furn., & he shall live on the plntn. where I live immediately after my d., whether or not he is of age.
     To grdson Thomas Johns, negro boy Daniel & a young mare, but if he d. s. p., to grdson Joseph Johns.
     To grddau. Elizabeth Johns, at age 16 or mar., negro girl Lucy, but if she d. s. p., to grddau. Margaret Johns.
     To grtgrddau. Rachel Bowie, negro girl Moll, but if she d. s. p., to grddau. Margaret Bowie.
     To grddau. Ann Parran, a mullatto woman Primer & her 3 chldn. Susanna, Joseph, & Benjamin, & negro man Charles, & hhold furn.
     To grddau. Elizabeth Parran, negro man Harry & hhold furn.
     The residue to be equ. div. among the chldn. of my extr. & son-in-law, Richard Johns.
     Witn: John Estep, Jno. Wheatly, Lemon John Bannester.
     7 Oct. 1749, sworn to by Estep & Wheatly; the heir at law was a minor.

Liber 27, folio 104
30 April 1747
ASKIN, GEORGE, Charles Co.
     To wife & extrx., Eliza. Askin, for life, part of Jordan, which I bought of John Smith of Jordon dec , on the S side of my spring br. where my dw. house stands & what adj. mannor land I have.
     To son John Askin, if he return home, the land bequeathed to my s wife, & if he does not return, to my dau. Sarah Askin.
     To dau. Sarah Askin, if son John Askin return, my mannor plntn. by Edward Darnalls in Zachiah Mannor .
     To dau. Eliza. Askin, if son John Askin does not return, the land bequeathed s Sarah Askin to dau. Eliza. Askin.
     To dau. Rebeckah Askin, the rest of the land I bought of John Jordon Smith dec on the N side of my spring branch, 69a of Jordon I bought of Jon. Moore & Prissilah, his wife, & Beaver Dam, part of a tract of mannor land.
     To s wife, 7 negroes York, Tom, Jack, Bess, Semeramus Lucy, & Rachell & 7 beds.
     To dau. Rebeckah Askin, 4 negroes Robin, Jeane, Sam, & Ben a bed & other hhold furn., a horse Silver, , a young fillee Duch- ess, & other livestock. To dau. Sarah Askin, negro boy Roger, the cost of raising negro child Hannah, a bed, mare Jewell, & a gold ring.
     To dau. Eliza. Askin, negro man Nasey, negro boy Deved, , a bed, a young horse Mounseir, & L 44 sterl. in hands of Mr. Saml. Hide, mercht. In London
     Witn: John Moore, Prisilla Moore, Ruth Moore.
     25 Sept. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn, the heir at law being runaway.

Liber 27, folio 106
5 July 1749
HAGAN, JAMES, Charles Co.
     Extrs: wife, Elizabeth Hagan, & grdson Edward Hagan.
     To s wife, Eizabeth, for life, the plntn. I dw. on with 200a adj. & Hagans Slipe, & on her d., to grdson Edwd. Hagan.
     To son William Hagan, the rest of my lands, & on the d. of his mother, negro man Peter.
     To dau. Mary Pidgon, a cow & calf.
     To dau. Elizabeth Blanford, on her mother d., negro woman Sue.
     To grddau. Monica Blanford, on her grdmother d., negro boy Basel.
     To grdson James Blanford, on the d. of his grdmother, the child my negro woman Lucy is big with.
     To grdson Edward Hagan, on the d. of his grdmother, negroes Watt & Lucy & the residue of my p. e.
     Witn: Wm. Hagan, Ign[atiu]s Hagan, James Hagan.
     1 Sept. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Wm. Hagan, Jr., heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 107
25 Oct. 1749
STULL, DANIEL Fredrick Co.
     To Jacob Stull, my bro., Whiskey on the Nw side Anteatum Crk. willed me by my father dec , the stock, slaves, still, mills, in- cluding the brick house, to be delivered when he is 21.
     To Isaac Stull, my bro. the residue, that is the other of s Whiskey etc. when he is 21.
     If both Jacob & Isaac d. before my mother & extrx., Martha Stull, she is to be sole heir.
     To Nicholas Brodaway, my apprentice, my bay horse Jack, my saddle & bridle, & a suite of new clothes.
     Witn: John Perins, Jonathan Heger, Ja[mes] Smith.
     22 Nov. 1749, sworn to by Perin & Hagar.

Liber 27, folio 109
13 May 1746
CARMACK, CORNELIUS, Manockesey, Prince George's Co., planter.
     Extr: son William Carmack.
     To wife Gurin Carmack, 5 sh. besides what the law allows.
     To son John Carmack, a bed above his share.
     To daus. Marey Boren & Elizabith Evens, 1 sh. sterl. each.
     The residue to be equ. div. among my 4 chldn: Wm. Carmack, Mary Richards, John Carmack, & Cathrine Richards.
     Witn: John Justice, Stephen Richards, John Gregg.
     14 Nov. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. in Frederick Co.

Liber 27, folio 11
26 July 1749
OFFUTT, EDWARD, Frederick Co. planter.
     To son William, 200a of Outlett & negro man Jame.
     To wife & extrx. [not named], the residue of my e., & for life, the rest of Outlett & my negros Charles, Hercules, Jack, Pegg, & Sue.
     To son Nathaniell, negro man Butcher, & on his mother d., 259a of Outlett.
     To daus. Ruth & Mary, on the d. of my wife, the 154a left of Outlett equ. div. so that s Ruth & her husband have the pt. they dw. on.
     To son Archibald, negro man Gulloby, & on my wife d., negro Jack.
     To dau. Jane, after my wife d., negro Pegg.
     Witn: Jam[es] Edmonston, William Pritchett, William Herbert, Richard Gerton, Charles Allison.
     10 Nov. 1749, sworn to by Pritchett, Herbert, & Allison. 0

Liber 27, folio 112
20 Oct. 1749
FORSTER, WILLIAM, Frederick Co., farmer.
     To wife, Margratt, for life, all my p. e., provided she give all the unmar. chldn. schooling, & the use of the plntn. till my sons Thomas & Nathannal come to age.
     To eldest son, Thomas Forster, the part of the plntn. where I live & Spragens Purches 50a adj., fronting the river, to be div. betw. him & his bro. Nathanal.
     To youngest son Nathanal Forster, the lower of Spragens Purches, on the riverside, 25a.
     To dau. Rebaca Mercer alias Forster, 10 sh.
     To daus. Mary, Sarah, Margarett, & Ann, on the d. of my wife, all my p. e. equ. div.
     Extrs: wife, Margrett Forster, & John Shepard.
     Witn: Joseph Chapline, Gabriel Wilkins, William Forster, Jr.
     22 Nov. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.


2 Nov. 1748
NUELL, JOHN, Kent Co., planter.
     To wife, Ellener Nuell, 1/3 my e., the rest to be equ. div.betw. my 2 sons & 2 of Edward Dolins dau., Sarrah & Elizth. Dolin, who are not to receive their part till the day of mar.
     But if Ellener Nuell d. before these girls have their part, my son John shall keep it till they are mar.
     Witn: H[enry] Hosier, Wm Haynes, Jacob Underher. John IN Nuell
     11 Sept. 1749, affirmed by Hosier (Quaker). Liber 27, folio 113

Liber 27, folio 115
19 April 1749
BURY, ESTER, Kent Co.
     Extr. & sole heir, Daniel Bryan.
     Witn: Mary McDearman, Martha Lee, John Dailey.
     28 Sept. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.


25 April 1749
BOSTICK, JAMES, Kent Co.
     To son Saunders Bostick, Pryers Negledt 100a.
     To 2 sons James & Shadreck Bostick, Saunders Addition, equ. div., s James to have the S end, but if either d. s. p., his part to son Azariah Bostick, & if he not be alive, to my next son, Abraham Bostick, & if either Azariah or Abraham d. s. p., to my 2 youngest sons, Reuben & John Bostick.
     The residue of my m. e. equ. div. among my 6 chldn: Azariah, Abraham, Reuben, John, & Rebeccah Bostick & Sabinah Howel, wife of William Howel, but to be in the care of my s wife for her widhood.
     Extrs: son Saunders Bostick & wife, Elizabeth Bostick.
     Witn: Daniel Hull, Benja. Dawes, Phillip Pryer.
     3 June 1749, sworn to by Pryer & affirmed by Hull & Dawes (Quakers).

Liber 27, folio 117
31 Dec. 1748
SPENCER, HENRY, Kent Co., planter.
     To wife, Sarah, for widhood, my dw. plntn., 130a of Agreement, then to son Thomas Spencer, but if he d. s. p., to dau. Mary Jones.
     To 2 grdsons James & Jervis McCann, s. o. my dau. Ann late dec , for their lives, 100a of Killingsworth More, which I bought of John Dunkan, to be rented out til s James or Jervis is 21, & on their d., to son Thomas, but for want of heirs, to dau. Mary.
     To wife, Sarah, negro woman Dydo, 2 horses & other livestock, 2 of the best beds, & other hhold furn.
     To grdson Henry Jones, s. o. my dau. Mary, my old pacing mare, Fancey.
     To son & extr., Thomas Spencer, the residue of my p. e.
     Witn: Nichs. Smith, John Kelly, Danll. Mullin.
     14 Aug. 1749, sworn to by Smith & Mullen in presence of Thomas Spencer, heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 119
10 June 1745
NANSKIN, ROSOMON, Kent Co.
     To friend Robert Bartlemor, 108 1/4a of Michals Park, where I live, & my whole e.
     To Elizabeth Rite, livestock & hhold furn.
     Witn: Richd. Coley, Matthew Donoho, Marget Tomson.
     4 Nov. 1749, sworn to by Coley.

Liber 27, folio 120
13th day 4th mo.[June] 1749
CORSE, MICHAEL, Kent Co., planter.
     To son Michael Corse, my dw. plntn.
     To son Daniel Corse, that part of Wethrels Hope that does not affect my dw. plntn., 57a of Friendship I purchased of Thomas Deacon, & enough of the SE end of Corses Meadows to make this devise 150a, to be laid out so that water be preserved to these devises.
     My part of schooner Charming Poley & her cargo are to be sold.
     L 30 are to be deducted from s Michael Corse part of my p. e. & L 15 from s Danl. Corse & added to the remainder, to be equ. div. among my chldn. Isaac, Elizabeth, Jacob, & Rebecca Corse.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Corse, & bro. Jno. Corse.
     Witn: James Price, Thos. Bowers, Rebeca Anger.
     1 Sept. 1749, sworn to by Price & Anger & affirmed by Bowers (Quaker).

Liber 27, folio 121
9 Jan 1747/8
SHARP, THOMAS, Cecil Co., yeoman.
     To wife, Isable, 1/3 my m. e.,& for life, 1/3 my r. e.
     To son Walter Sharp & sons-in-law John Smith & David Wharry, L 20 apiece.
     To son Thomas Sharp, L 60.
     To son James Sharp, L 40.
     To daus. Hanah & Sarah, L 30 apiece.
     To sons Joseph Sharp & Samuel Sharp, L 40 apiece when they are 21.
     Extrs: wife, Isabel, & son Thomas Sharp.
     Witn: Walter Kerr, Geo Lawson, Alex. Logan.
     7 Dec. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 123
2 Nov. 1749
JONES, JOHN, Cecil Co., cooper.
     To dau. Mary Jones, my best bed.
     To dau. Cathariny Jones, my other best bed.
     My lands are to be sold & the residue equ. div. among my chldn: Elizabeth Phillips, Cathariny Jones, Mary Jones, & Robert Jones, all of whom are to be my extrs.
     Witn: Mathias Johnson, Sr., Mathias Johnson, Jr., James Morgan, Thos. Ricketts.
     27 Nov. 1749, sworn to by Morgan & both Johnsons.

Liber 27, folio 124
3 Dec. 1749
LUSBY, SUSANNA, Kent Co.
     To grddau. SusannaSmith, negro boy Amos.
     To grddau. Mary Tilden, the child my negro woman Sarah is pregnant with.
     To dau. Barbara Smith, my clothes, saddle & bridle, a gold ring, & trunk of new goods lately arrived from Bristol.
     To Marmaduke Tilden, 3 loafs of sugar.
     The profits from my admin. of Robert Lusby e. to be equ. div. among my grdchln.
     Extrs: sons James Smith & Marmaduke Tilden.
     Witn: Wm. Murray, Martha Brown, Alex[ander] Williamson.
     11 Dec. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Smith & Tilden, s extrs., who mar. the 2 daus. & heirs at law.

Liber 27, folio 125
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STAPLEFARD, DANIEL, Talbot Co.
     To son Thomas Stapleford & dau. Mary Ann Stapleford, all my e. equ. div., & they are to be brought up by Thomas Barnett.
     To Mary Robinson, a bed.
     Extr: Thomas Barnett, Jr.
     Witn: R[ichar]d Rowlinson, William Carr, John Cuthcartt.
     3 Nov. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 126
17 Sept. 1749
BRITTINGHAM, WILLIAM, Worcester Co., planter.
     To son Jeremiah Brittingham, 100a on the main seaside road adj. John Teague land, leaving 10 ft.for son Isaac Brittingham, & if Jeremiah son William d. before he is of age, to Jeremiah dau. Rachel.
     To son William Brittingham, my dw. plntn. with all my land on the W side the main seaside road except that given to s Jeremiah.
     To son Solomon Brittingham, all of Beekford, where I live, on the E side the main seaside road.
     To son Isaac Brittingham, the part of Poppeler Ridge on the E side the main seaside road adj. son Poynter Brittingham, & on the d. of s Isaac, to his son Belitha Brittingham.
     To son Poynter Brittingham, the rest of Poppeler Ridge.
     To dau. Frances Brittingham, negro wench Rose, a bed & other hhold furn., & on her d., to be div. among her chldn.
     To grddau. Betty Brittingham, d. o. s dau. Frances, negro boy Dick.
     To dau. Ann Jarman, negro girl Plesent & a bed & other hhold furn.
     To son Absolom Brittingham, Branday Pint, a small tract.
     The rst of my e. to be equ. div. among sons Absolom Brittingham & Nathanil Brittingham & dau. Ann Jarman.
     To wife, Frances Brittingham, for widhood, my house & land, negro wench Rose, & the rest of my p. e.
     Extr: son Wm Brittingham.
     Witn: John Teague, Daniel Wells, Samuel Ennis.
     9br [Nov.]27, 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn., & Francis Brittingham stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 129
11 Nov. 1749
[STURGIS, DANL., Worcester Co.]
     To son John Outten, Inheritance 250a, in the bottom of my neck.
     T son Shadrick, my dw. plntn. & water mill, reserving to son John a free tole of s mill.
     To my Will, for life, negro fellow Essix, a chest, & a bed.
     To son Danell, negro Sepu.
     To dau. Elezebeth, negro Sothey after my wife widhood.
     Extr: bro. Joshua Sturgis.
     Witn: Joachim White, Willi Beachbord, Daniel Selby.
     5 Dec. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the s Selby, who wrote the will, further said (the testator being shot with a ball & just departing) inheritance in the first bequest was called by testator obisons Inheritance & ill in the 3d bequest was called by testator wife.
     6 Jan. 1749, Pricilla Sturgis, the widow, elected her 1/3, the extr. renounced the extrship adm. with will annexed granted to widow.

Liber 27, folio 130
24 Dec. 1749
[THOMAS, JOHN, Frederick Co.]
     To sons John Thomas & Samuel Thomas, Thomas Discovery, 1400a on Senacar Crk. equ. div., but I sold 1000 of s 1400a to James Harrison for L 180 sterl., & if he complies with the bargain, the L 180 sterl. are to buy land elsewhere for s John, & the remaining 480a [sic] to s Samuel.
     To dau. Elizabeth Thomas, negro girl Rachel & hhold furn.
     My part of the water mill on Hawlings R. built by my bro.- in-law James Brooke & myself, the Fork 100a, & 2a of Brothers Content are to be sold, & the proceeds given to s dau. Elizabeth.
     The rest of my p. e.to be equ. div. among my 4 chldn: Richard, John, Elizabeth, & Samuel Thomas.
     Extrs: father-in-law Richard Snowden & son Richard Thomas.
     Witn: James Brooke, Joshua Warfield, James Brooke, Jr.
     29 Jan. 1749, sworn to by Brooke & Warfield & affirmed by James Brooke, Jr. (Quaker).

Liber 27, folio 132
18 Sept. 1749
SHEREDINE, DANIEL, Baltimore Co.
     To bro. & extr., Thomas Sheredine, negro man Guy & the residue.
     To sister Ann Sheredine, my riding horse.
     Witn: [Dr.] Henry Cumming, William Johnson.
     23 Nov. 1749, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 132
5 June 1749
DORSEY, FRANCIS, Baltimore Co.
     To son Francis Dorsey, Scotchmans Desire, 100a on the N side of the main falls of Patapsco R., 50a of Dorsey Addition adj. Scotchmans Desire, & negro boy Tom about 4 yrs. old.
     To son Lacon Dorsey, White Oak Bottom, on the N br. of the Great Falls of Patapsco R., the upper 50a of Dorsey Addition, & negro girl Sue about 1 yrs. old.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. among my daus.
     Negro man Jack & negro woman Nan are to be kept for maintenance of my 4 youngest chldn. till they all come to age; then to be sold & equ. div. among my daus.
     To dau. Venitia, a young mare colt.
     To dau. Elizabeth, a young horse colt.
     Extr: son-in-law William Murphey.
     Witn: John Hurd, Dorsey Peddicoart, Jacob Rowles, Jr.
     17 Feb. 1749/50, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 134
11 Dec. 1749
YOUNG, CONSTANCE, Calvert Co.
     To Benjamin Johns, my extr., my lot & houses in Prince Frederick Town.
     To Ann Parran, w. o. Samuel, & Frans. Skinner, w. o. Joseph Skinner, L 5 apiece.
     To Mary Duke, w. o. Benjamin Duke, 1/3 my p. e.
     To Elizabeth Parran, the residue.
     Witn: Ja. Somervell, John Yoe, Edwd. Cole, Jr.
     1 Jan 1749, sworn to by Dr. James Somervell & John Yoe.

Liber 27, folio 135
--- June 1748
HOLT, ANNE, Hunting Town, Calvert Co., widow.
     To sons Philip & John Holt, my house & lot in Hunting Town.
     To grdson James Holt, 40 sh. for 1 yr. of schooling.
     To grdson Philip Leach, a pewter dish & 2 plates.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. my sons & extrs., Philip & John Holt.
     Witn: Edwd. Jevans, George Fowler, Joseph Fowler.
     18 Feb. 1749, sworn to by both Fowlers, Jevans having d.

Liber 27, folio 136
6 Jan. 1749/50
SPRIGG, OSBORN, Prince George's Co.
     To 2 sons, John Sprigg & Osborn Sprigg, my lands in this co., parts of Darnalls Grove, equ. div. by Tho. Gantt, Jr., & Tho. Waring.
     To dau. Prissilla Sprigg, Abells Lott, 100a on Monockosy R. in Frederick Co.
     To Mr. Thomas Hilleary, 100a of Stock Quarter, in the br. of Monockosy in Frederick Co.
     To son Thomas Sprigg, the land where my dw. house stands & other lands adj.
     To wife & extrx., Rachel Sprigg, negro man Will & molatto woman, his wife.
     To son-in-law Thomas Bowie, negro man Barracka.
     To Mr. Joseph Belt, Jr., my right in a deed he made to me & Mr. Tho. Clark for all his effects, for security on his going to England.
     To son-in-law, Baruch Williams, L 140 sterl. to discharge a bond for a sum he owed a gentleman in New York.
     The residue equ. div. among my 7 chldn: Rachel, Prissilla, Joseph, Elizabeth, Osborn, Thomas, & Ann.
     Witn: James Dickson, David Ross, Richd. Talbott, J. Sprigg.
     Codicil: to son-in-law Baruch Williams, the part of Darnalls Grove I made over to him, part of the land conveyed to me by Ninian Mariarte & since willed to me by s Mariarte.
     8 Feb. 1749/50, sworn to by Mr. Richard Talbott & Dr. John Sprigg, & the extrx. stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 139
[--- Aug 174
LEE, THOMAS, Prince George's Co., Gent.
     To son Thomas Sim Lee & dau. Sarah Brooke Lee, equ. div., the reversion left me by my father, Philip Lee, Esq., to part of Paradice, in Virginia, now in possn. of Francis Lee, but if both d. s. p. or arrive at legal age, to be equ. div. betw. my nephews Philip Lee, s. o. Philip Lee, & Arthur Lee, s. o. Arthur Lee.
     To my wife [not named], the reversion left me by my father of Lees Purchase or Stump Dale on Potomack.
     My land on Senecca Crk. in Frederick Co. & an island purchased of Thomas Beall are to be sold.
     Extrs: my wife & Major Joseph Sim; guardians Mrs. Mary Sim & Major Joseph Sim.
     Witn: Arthur Lee, Roger Moodie, Mary Sim, Thos. Hodgkins. Tho. Lee
     3 Oct. 1749, Mrs. Mary Sim, & 30 Dec. 1749, Tho. Hodgkins swore that sometime August 1749 they saw Col. Thos. Lee sign the foregoing will.

Liber 27, folio 140
17 Oct. 1749
WILLIAMS, THOMAS, Prince George's Co.
     To son Walter Williams, part of The Three Sisters, the land I live on, Williams Range, on the Western Br., my lot in Bladensburg, negro boy Scoggen, & a bed, he relinquishing the money due him from me.
     To son Thomas Willams, the other of the lot in Bladensburg.
     To son William Williams, Addition to Ye Fork, 80a in Frederick Co. adj. him, he relinquishing the money due him from me.
     To dau. Martha Odell L 20 sterl.
     To son Elisha Williams, negro boy Sam, but if s Elisha not return from sea, to my wife, Elinor Williams.
     Mill land & the mill, in Federick Co., to be sold.
     To grdson Thomas Duckett, L 20 sterl. from the sale of the mill.
     If s son Elisha, d., his part of the money from s sale is to be equ. div. among my chldn: Thomas, Barrack, William, Walter, Elizbeth, Elinor, Martha, & Mary.
     Extr: wife, Elinor Williams
     Witn:Tho Hilleary, Wm. Hilleary, Henry Hilleary.
     7 Dec. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow abode by her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 141
6 Dec. 1747
NOBLE, JOSEPH, Sr., Prince George's Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary, for life, the 3a of Littleworth in Piscattaway Town I bought of Mr. Edward Edelen my dw. house is on, & on her d. to son John Noble & all my p. e., & on her d., s e. to be equ. div. among my chldn. & grdchldn: Joseph, Francis, John, William, Elizabeth, Catharine, Solome, Mary, & my grdchld. Mary Elinor Hawkins; but if she mar., they shall receive it as if she were dead.
     Witn: Jno. Hawkins, Rchd. Tubman, J. Hawkins, Jr., Priscilla Hawkins.
     15 Jan. 1749/50, sworn to by Mrs. Priscilla Hawkins & Mr. John Hawkins, Sr., & 18 Jan 1749/50 by Mr. Richd. Tubman.

Liber 27, folio 143
14 April 1749
COHOONE, JOHN, Somerset Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Cohoone, for life, my dw. plntn. & the use of my p. e., & on her d., to my 7 chldn: Mary Addams, Elizabeth Kellam, Anne Kellam, , & Henry, Samuel, John, & Sarah equ. div.
     To son Henry Cohoone, on the d. of my s wife, all my lands, & he is to pay my sons Samuel & John 300 lbs. tobac. each.
     To dau. Sarah Cohoone, at her mother d., a cow & calf & 2 ewes & lambs.
     Witn: George Willson, Joseph Willson, David Addams.
     18 Nov. 1729, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 145
13 Feb. 1748
KING, CAPWELL, Somerset Co.
     To wife, [Sarah King], negroes Tite, Major, Grace, & Cate & her mare, saddle, & bridle.
     To Jno. Dean, a cow & calf & an old black coat.
     To Mansey Turk, 2 jackets & a pr. britches.
     To John Dashall, s. o. Levin, a hatt.
     The residue of my p. e. to son & extr., Ephraim King.
     Witn: Mitchell Dashiell [Jr.], David Wilson.
     17 Oct. 1749, sworn to by both witn., & 12 Oct. 1749, the widow, Sarah King, elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 146
1 May 1749
PITTS, JOHN, Somerset Co.
     To wife & extrx., Katherine, 1/3 my p. e. & 1/3 my r. e. in Virginia.
     To dau. Hannah Pitts, all my lands in Accomack, Virginia, which came by my father, John Pitts, & which he purchased from Col. Levin Gale, Esq., & if she d. s. p., to her sister Leah; also a chest, gold ring, & negro girl Puttee.
     To dau. Leah Pitts, negro boy Mingo, negro girl Grace, a pistol to make a ring with, & the rest of my p. e..
     To bro. William Pitts, silver shoe & knee buckles, a razor & hone, & my best cuntry-made hat.
     Witn: L[eonard] Hollyday, Jacob Airs, Randall Revell.
     Sworn to 1 Dec. 1749 by Airs & Revill & 7 Dec. 1749 by Hollyday.

Liber 27, folio 147
14 Dec. 1743
OCLARY, MARY, Somerset Co.
     To dau. & extrx., Rebeckah Oclary, all my e.
     To each of my other chldn. Margaret, Mary, & Abigaile 1 sh. sterl.
     Witn: Jno. Waters, Joseph Cottman, Benjamin Cottman.
     20 Jan. 1749, sworn to by Waters & Joseph Cottman.

Liber 27, folio 148
4 Feb. 1745
HARRIS, JEREMIAH, Somerset Co.
     To dau. Margaret , James Knight, who mar. my dau. Scarborough, & Charles Otwell, who mar. my dau. Rachel, 1 sh. sterl. apiece.
     To son Spencer Harris, 1 sh. sterl. & on my wife d., the plntn. where I live, part of Friends Choice.
     To wife & extrx., Elioner, my p. e.,& for life, the plntn. where I live. Witn: John Tull, James Gray, Rachel Macdaniel.
     20 Jan. 1749, sworn to by Tull & Gray.

Liber 27, folio 149
8 May 1749
HARBARTT, WILLIAM, Somerset Co.
     To wife, Jane Harbart, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Robert Deniston, John Bell, William Matthews.
     Sworn to by Bell 3 Feb. 1749 & by Mathis on the following day.

Liber 27, folio 150
18 Oct. 1749
WHITTINGHAM, HEBER, late of Moresborough, Parish of Midlewick, England, merchant, but now of Somerset Co.
     My friend Robert Jenckins Henry or my wife & extrx., Mary, is to sell Lot 4 in Princes Ann Town to pay my debts.
     The land I live on, part of Diep & Slupways Choice, now surveyed as Moorsbarough 297a but not paid for, is to be paid for & pat- ented to s wife, & on her d. to my son Heber Whittingham.
     To my eldest son, Samuel Whittingham, all my e. r. & p. in England, he paying out of the income of the reversionary e. left me by the will of Gilbert Symkin formerly of Cornwell Co. L 300 sterl. to my son John Whittingham & L 200 sterl. to each of my 3 daus. Rebecca, Mary, & Ann as they come to age & following the advice of & paying L 100 sterl. to s Robert Jenckins Henry of Somerset Co.
     My s wife, Mary, is to have the use of my p. e., & on her d. it is to be equ. div. among all my chldn.
     Overseers: Col. Robert King & Robert Jenckins Henry.
     Witn: David Wilson, H[enry] Waggaman, Wm. McClemmy.
     Sworn to 13 Feb. 1749 by Waggaman & McClemmy & 27 same month by Wilson.

Liber 27, folio 152
28 Jan. 1749/50
EVINS, WILLIAM, [Somerset Co.]
     To Matthiess Jones, the manor plntn, where I live, 150a, & the residue of my e.
     To William Jones, s. o. Finch Jones, Island Glade, 50a on the E side Nantecoke R.
     To Rebeckah Jones, d. o. Finch Jones, a young heffer & hhold furn.
     Extr: Benjamin Piper.
     Witn: El[get]t Hitch, Wm. Austen, George Lowe.
     27 Feb. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 153
5 Jan. 1749
TOLSON, SANDER, [Queen Anns Co.]
     To son Tame Toulson, 117a of Filpotts Neck & my large gun.
     To dau. Mary Toulson, molatter slave Tom & 7 pistouls.
     To dau. Nancey Toulson, a bill of L 12 & 9 pistouls & enough paper money to make up the price of a young negro.
     To wife & extrx. [not named], servant man Joseph Deable & servant woman Sarah Rocket.
     The residue to be div. btw. my 3 chldn.
     Witn: Jos. Tolson, Benja. Tolson, John Tolson.
     15 Feb. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 154
15 Jan. 1749/50
TOLSON, REBECKEY, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To 2 sons Thomas Tolson & James Tolson, my home plntn. to son Thomas & my New Desine to son James & the land adj. the New Desine at the head of Philpots Crk., & if either d. s. p., his share to son William Tolson.
     To son William Tolson, L 20 & 3000 lb. tob.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. my 4 sons: Andrew, Thomas, Janes, & William Tolson.
     Extr: bro. Joseph Tolson, whom I leave the care of my chldn. Witn Benja. Tolson, John Tolson, Jone Eldrige.
     15 Feb. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 155
4 Aug 1749
SIKES, JOHN, St. Mary's Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Sikes, for life, my dw. plntn., & on her d., to Joshua Morgan, s. o.Elezebeth Griffin, but if he d. before s Mary, to Benjamin Morgan, s. o. William Morgan; also to Mary, negro Nase.
     To Joshua Morgan, a bed, a cow & calf, 2 ewes & lambs, & a gun at age 20, the mare he rides, & crops.
     Witn: Will Morgan, Mary Beane, Ann Morgan, Ann Watts.
     4 Nov. 1749, sworn to by Morgan, Bean, & Watts, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 157
4 Sept. 1749
BENDING, GILBERT, St. Mary's Co.
     To son John Bending & dau. Elizabeth Bending, 5 sh. each.
     To wife & extrx., Jane Bending, the residue.
     Witn: T[imothy] Barnhouse, Anthoney Smith, Jr.
     11 Nov. 1749, sworn to by Barnhouse.

Liber 27, folio 157
12 July 1746
HORNE, EDWARD, St. Mary's Co.
     To son Edward Horne, the part of Harford Folly he lives on extending from Chesapeake Bay W to Poiny Hill R.
     To wife & extrx. Mary Horne & my dau. Ann Horne, my right to the water mill I have with Mr. Thomas Aisquith.
     To s wife, for life, my mansion plntn., & on her d. to dau. Ann Horne.
     To dau. Frances Griffin, negro man Tom.
     The residue, after my wife 1/3, to be equ. div. betw. son Edward Horne & daus. Ann & Elisabeth Horne
     Witn: Hugh Hopewell, John Wiseman, John Woodward.
     13 Nov. 1749, sworn to by Wiseman & Woodward., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 159
29 Oct. 1749
HODGEKIN, CHARLES, St. Mary's Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Hodgekin, the land lying over the mill swamp held by lease from William Joseph & all my p. e.
     Witn: Henry Jernegan, Joseph Clarke, Anthony Clarke.
     9 Nov. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 160
6 Feb. 1749
RIDGELY, Col. HENRY, Anne Arundel Co., Gent.
     To wife [not named], for life, the use of Harry Lot & 1/3 my p. e.
     To son Greenberry, 500a comprising 1/3 of Partnership, my part (188a) of Hickory Ridge, that part of The Resurvey of Tracts needed to make up the 500a, to be laid out at the discretion of Philemon Dorsey, & negro girl Nell.
     To son Henry, my part of Broken Land, Saplin Range, The Coopers Lot (for the purchase of which I have bargained with William Fisher), & negro girl Soo.
     To son Joshua, the rest of The Resurvey of Tracts & all of Round About Hills.
     To son Charles Greenberry, my of Huntington & Harry Lot, the use reserved for my wife.
     To son Nicholas Greenberry, Small Land, 100a of Altogether lately laid out by itself by Messrs. Nicholas Watkins & Philemon Dorsey, & the land s Philemon & I have agreed to purchase of Aquila Dorsey when he is of age, & s Nicholas may use what timber he needs from Harry Lot.
     To Nicholas Dorsey (s. o. Joshua), the other of Huntington Quarter, the 60a added to the s Nicholas lives on, which is to be div. betw. him & s son Charles Greenbury according to the will of Joshua Dorsey dec .
     To Thomas Worthington, [under certain conditions], 66a of Partnership.
     To sons Greenberry & Henry, L 150 each, including 2 negro lads [not named].
     To dau. Katharine, 5 sh. & 5 sh. to be paid to dau. Anne.
     To son Joshua, negro boys Tam Porringer & Sam.
     To son Charles Greenberry, negro boy Isaac & mulatto boy Nedd.
     To son Nicholas Greenberry, negro boys John & Toby.
     To dau. Elizabeth, negro boy George & negro girl Martha.
     To dau. Sara, negro boy Daniel & negro girl Pegg.
     To each of my 3 youngest sons, at age 21, L 150 incl. their negroes.
     To each of my 2 younger daus., Elizabeth & Sara, at mar., L 150 including their negroes.
     If any of my 5 younger chldn. d. before receipt of legacies, they shall be distrib. equally among these 8 of my chldn: Greenberry, Henry, Joshua, Charles-Greenberry, Nicholas-Greenberry, Katharine, Elizabeth, & Sara.
     My son Joshua is to be under the care of Mr. Philemon Dorsey until he is 21.
     Extrs: wife & sons Greenberry & Henry.
     Witn: Alexr Warfield, James Macgill, John Warfield, Joseph Hall, Joshua Warfield.
     14 March 1749, sworn to by the Revd. James Macgill, Alexr Warfield, & Joseph Hall.

Liber 27, folio 166
12 Oct. 1749
THOMPSON, JOHN, Cecil Co., Gent.
     To eldest son, John Dockura Thompson, all my lands in Cecil Co. & negro boy Toby.
     To dau. Mary Thompson, negro girl Nell.
     To son Joshua, negro boy Stephen.
     To son Edward, negro girl Poll.
     To son George, negro girl Sally.
     Griffits Park 500a in Prince George's Co. & Augustina Defiance, in Cecil Co., mtgd. to me by John Lusby are to be sold to pay debts, & any overplus after my wife 1/3 to be equ. div. betw. chldn. Mary Thompson, John Dockura Thompson, Joshua, & Edward.
     To dau. Mary Thompson at age of 20 yrs or mar., L 50 out of the e. bequeathed to son John Dockura Thompson, & he is to pay my sons Joshua & Edward L 50 each at age 21.
     Extrx: wife, Jane Thompson, who with the asistance of my friend Mr. Sidney George, is to have my s 3 sons bound out.
     Witn: John Baldwin, Wm. Pearce, Charles Coatts.
     27 Jan. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 167
5 Feb. 1749/50
NEIDE, MICHAEL, Cecil Co.
     To son Abraham Neide (if living), L 5.
     To wife & extrx. Anna, assisted by son Joseph, the residue to distribute among my chldn. (save a double portion for son Joseph).
     Witn: Manassah Loage, Frederick Elberry, Walter Deven.
     8 Feb. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. before Joseph Neide, 2d son to testator.

Liber 27, folio 168
2 Feb. 1749/50
HARPER, WILLIAM, Cecil Co., farmer.
     To bro. James Harper, my clothes except linen & my land, he paying James Bayard & Dr. Hugh Mathews, Jr., what I owe them.
     To wife & extx., Clare Harper, the residue, & for life, the dw. house on s land.
     But to child she may be with, who is to be brought up Protestant, 2/3 my e. & 1/3 to her, & if it be male, to be bound to study law or follow the sea.
     Witn: Peter Lawson, Samuel Harper, Will Black.
     5 March 1749, sworn to by Lawson & Black.

Liber 27, folio 170
19 Dec. 1740
STONESTREET, EDWARD, Charles Co.
     To wife & extx., Susanna Stonestreet, for life, the use of my p. e. & Morrices Help, the 100a where I dw., & on her d. to my eldest son, Butler Stonestreet.
     The residue of my p. e., on the d. of s wife, to be div. equ. among my 3 chldn: Butler Stonestreet, Elizabeth Neuman, &Anne Owings, & whoever is possd. with the afores on the d. of my wife & me is to pay Susanna Pye Stonestreet 500 lb. tob.
     Witn: Thos. Ching, John Ching, Joseph Mackcormick. t
     9 Dec. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Butler Stonestreet, heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 17
10 Nov. 1749
WHEATLE, FRANCIS, Charles Co.
     To son Francis Wheatle, all my land except 40a reserved for my wife Mary Wheatle for life & then to dau. Elizabeth Wheatle.
     All my p. e. is to be equ. div. betw. son & extr., Francis Wheatle & dau. Elizebeath Wheatle.
     Witn: Tho. Jas. Boarman, Richard Mongomer, Peter Mongomer.
     12 Dec. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of the heir at law. 1

Liber 27, folio 172

WATTS, JANE, Charles Co., widow. To William Neale, L 50 sterl. of a bond from Mr. John Muschet & Mr. Ralph Falkner to me, the remainder to be paid to s Falkner chldn.
     To grdson Henry Brent, mulatto man Giggor, mulatto woman Nan, my best bed, other hhold furn, & livestock, at age 18.
     To nephew William Matthews Thompson, negro boy Tom & a silver can.
     To friend Jane Hanson alias Thompson, 6 cows & calves, a mare & colt, & my saddle.
     To nephew & extr., Richard Matthews Thompson, the residue.
     Witn: Wm. Hanson, Eliza. Pye, Margt. Chapman.
     19 Dec. 1749, sworn to by Hanson & Chapman.

Liber 27, folio 174
15 Nov. 1749
BARNES, HENRY, Charles Co.
     To bro. & extr., Matthew Barens, my whole e.
     Witn: Hatch Dent, Ann Dent, Will Eilbeck.
     30 Dec. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 174
30 Nov. 1749
THOMPSON, THOMAS, Charles Co.
     To son Thomas Thompson, my wearing appl. linen & woolen from head to foot & my saddle & bridle.
     To dau. Mary Carbery, negro woman Sary & to grdson Thomas Carbery, negro girl Heneryto.
     To son Henry Thompson, 1 mill shilling.
     To dau. Elizabeth Angel, negro woman Bess, 2 ewes & lambs, a cow & calf, her chaise, & a mare Lemon & the colt that goes by her side.
     To grddau. Jane Angel, negro boy Hery.
     To son Richard Thompson, a horse Mack.
     To son Joseph Thompson, all my land, 3 adj, tracts: High Cliftes 50a, Thompsons Delight 120a, & Haply 62 1/2a.
     To dau. Ann Sanders, my bote & negro Tom.
     To son & extr., Joseph Thompson, negro girl Grace & negro boy Jack & the rest of my e. after my wife [not named] 1/3.
     Witn: I[gnatius] Doyne, Thos. Howard, Jr., Wm. Matthews.
     1 Jan. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. before Thos. Thompson, heir at law.

Liber 27,
8 Dec. 1749
THOMPSON, ELIZABETH, [Charles Co.]
     To son Jacob Brent, negro woman Nan.
     To dau. Elizh. Brent, negro boy Will.
     To dau. Margret Thompson, negro woman Patience.
     To grddau. Sary Thompson, negro girl Charity.
     To son & extr., Thomas Howard, negro boy Ned & the residue of my e., the other part equ. div. betw. my other chldn.
     To 2 daus. Margret & Elizbeth, my cloes.
     Witn: I[gnatius] Doyne, Ann Dent
     1 Jan. 1749, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 177
23 Jan. 1749
DOUGLASS, ELIZABETH, Charles Co.
     On 8 Jan. 1749, betw. 3 & 4 p. m. Susanna Clements & Charity Chandler deposed that they & Mrs. Ann Causeen were present with s Elizabeth, now dec , when she said her whole e. should be equ. div. among the 4 chldn. that were with her, her daus. Sarah & Penelope & her sons Thomas & Jesse, & on the 23d of the same month s Ann confirmed what s Susanna & Charity deposed & added that s Elizabeth desired that her son Thomas should be of age at 18 & he & her dau. Sarah should have the admin of her e. Portobacco, 23 Jan. 1749

Liber 27, folio 177
19 Oct. 1745
MORELL, NATHANIEL, Charles Co., clerk [cleric].
     To my bro., the Revd. Dr. Thomas Morell of Cue Green near London, my silver watch, gold buttons, my picture, & those of my papers the Revd. Mr. Theophilus Swift thinks proper to send him.
     To the Revd. Mr. Theophilus Swift, my papers, gold ring, & my books, & I desire that he preach my fun sermon.
     To Mrs. Sarah Yates, w. o. Mr. Robert Yates, my China ware.
     A black pall trimmed with white sarcenet is to be laid over me & after my interment kept for the use of William & Mary Parish.
     The residue of my e. to my sister Ann, d. o, my mother, Ellen, dec , to be sent to my s bro. for her use, if alive, if d. to be dis- tributed among his chldn.
     Extrs: s Theophilus Swift & s Robert Yates.
     Witn: Heneritta Jinkins, Ann Guibart.
     6 Jan. 1749, sworn to by Jinkins.

Liber 27, folio 179
10 Feb. 1748/9
REASTON, EDWARD, Baltimore Co., planter.
     To dau. Ann Reaston, all my land & the residue of my p. e.
     To Henry Reaston, 1 crown sterl.
     To Zechariah Reaston, Kitturah Reaston, & Sarah Reasron, 5 sh. sterl. apiece.
     Extrs: my wife, Rachel Reaston, & Edward Stevenson.
     Witn: Ann Plowman, Jonathan Plowman, John Magee.
     24 March 1749/50, sworn to by Jonathan Plowman & Magee.

Liber 27, folio 180
15 Dec. 1749
FORTH, TIMOTHY, Talbot Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Rosannah Forth, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: John Ervin, Nancy Delany, John Kelly.
     2 March 1749, sworn to by Ervin & Kelly.

Liber 27, folio 181
4 Jan. 1749
OFFUTT, JAMES, Frederick Co.
     To son William Offutt, the 240a of William & James near the bound tree.
     To son Thomas Offutt, 240a of s land, to begin at the white oak spring.
     To dau. Rebekah Offutt, negro girl Philas.
     To dau. Elizabeth Lewis, a gold ring worth 20 sh.
     To dau. Rachel Offutt, negro girl Clear.
     To dau. Hannah Offtt, negro girl Moll.
     To dau. Mary Offutt, negro boy Roger & 200a of Dumfrise, formerly belonging to Mr. John Beall dec , near the forks of the E Br.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Offutt, for life, the rest of William & James, my dw. plntn., Jameses Park, The Yong Mans Foly, & a small tract on Parke Island, & on her d. to be div. equ. betw. my 2 sons.
     My p. e. is to be equ. div. betw. my 2 sons & 3 of my daus. Rebeka, Rachel, & Hannah & s sons shall not enjoy their e. till the age of 21 & my daus. not until that age or mar.
     Witn: William Wallace, Leonard Hall, James Wallace.
     4 April 1750, sworn to by William & James Wallace.

Liber 27, folio 183
7 Jan. 1749
SHANKES, THOMAS, St. Mary's Co.
     8 Jan. 1749, Joseph Shankes & Joseph Eades swore that yestrdy, 7th of this instant, Thomas Shankes, now dec declared his will: That his daus. Mary, wife o. Thomas Jordan, & Susanna, wife o. Edward Healard Hebb, bring in the goods they had on mar. & [each] have an even proportion according to law & that he bequeathed his son Thomas negro gall Nell; & they swore that he was in his senses when he made the will, about 10 o lock in the morning.

Liber 27, folio 183
10 Jan. 1749
MEDLEY, JOHN, Jr., St. Mary's Co.
     11 Jan. 1749, James Pike & John Smith swore that on the 10th day of this instant Jan. John Medley, Jr., near the point of d., declared in their presence that he gave to his wife, Frances Medley, all his p. e., & he was of sound mind.

Liber 27, folio 183
13 Oct. 1749
FENWICK, PHILIP, St. Mary's Co.
     To sons Robert & Philip, all my land equ. div., Philip to have the dw. plntn. & Robert the woodland.
     To son Robert, the 1st colt young mare Mettle brings, to dau. Eliner, the 2d, to son Philip, the 3d, & so on till all my chldn. have a colt.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Fenwick, the use of s mare Mettle.
     To 3 daus., equ. div., the residue of my p. e., but the child my wife may be with is to have an equ. part with the girls.
     Witn: Edwd. Cole, Ignatius Fenwick, Benjamin Fenwick.
     15 Jan. 1749, sworn to by Cole & Benjamin Fenwick., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 184
5 Feb. 1749
STARTFORD, MARY, St. Mary's Co. On 6 Feb. 1749, James Thompson, Sr., & John Bailey, Sr. swore & on 3 April 1750, Elizabeth Brown swore that Mary Startford, near the point of d. but of sound mind, on 5 Feb. 1749, declared that she gave to her chldn. Clement, Elizabeth, & Ann Startford her whole e. & her other chldn. had had their full part, & that s Mary d. that night.

Liber 27, folio 185
15 Nov. 1749
THOMPSON, GEORGE, St. Mary's Co.
     To son William Thompson, my dw. plntn. & my land next it.
     To son George Thompson, the other my land.
     To wife & extrx., Grace Thompson, for life, her 1/3 the plntn. & land left to son William, & the rest of my e. to be equ. div. among s wife & my chldn.
     Witn: George Fenwick, Jr., Phillip Clarke, J[ames] Thompson.
     6 Feb. 1749, sworn to by Clark & Thompson, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 187
9&10 Jan. 1749/50
GREEN, THOMAS, St. Mary's Co.
     To wife, Mildred Green, my land & p. e.
     Extr: John Sherkley.
     Witn: Henry Sheircliff, Peter Pain, Arthur Alvey.
     6 Feb. 1749, sworn to by Shurcliffe & Pain.

Liber 27, folio 187
12 Jan. 1749/50
GREEN, MILDRED, St. Mary's Co.
     To grdson Joseph Raley, all my land, but if he d. s. p., to grdson Henry Sheircliff; also to s Joseph, the residue of my e.
     To grdson & extr., Henry Sheircliff, my best bed.
     To grdson Henry Miles, a cow.
     To dau. Tecla Green, 1 sh. sterl.
     Witn: Fearfax Compton, Ann Holland, Bennet Howard.
     6 Feb. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 189
29 Dec. 1749
SHEIRCLIFFE, JOHN, St. Mary's Co.
     To son Joseph Sheircliff, during the life of Margret Mills, I lend the plntn. I live on on the main fresh run of St. Clements Bay near the mill pond & the br. that parts Thomas Sheircliffs land & John Sheircliffs.
     To wife, Ann Sheircliff, I lend s land for life & the residue of my p. e.
     To son Joseph Sheicliffe1/2 the livestock that belong to s plntn. when he goes to his own land.
     To eldest son, John Sheircliffe, the land I bought of my bro. William Sheircliffe & the plntn. I live on.
     To son Richard Sheircliff, the land I bought of my bro. Thomas Sheircliff & that given me by my bro. Petter Sheircliffs will.
     Witn: Joshua Millard, Peter Mills, Henry Sheircliff, Joseph Rayley.
     6 Feb. 1749, sworn to by all 4 witn.

Liber 27, folio 190
14 Oct. 1749
SIMMES, ANTHONY, [St. Mary's Co.]
     To dau. Jane Baxter, negro Tom &, for life, Batchelors Comfort, & on her d., to my 2 grdchldn. John & Anne Simmes Baxter.
     To son Anthony Simmes, 5 sh. in lieu of all my r. & p. e.
     To Mary Horsey, a suit of mourning & mourning ring.
     All my m. e., equ. div. to my 4 grdchldn.at age of 16 & 20: John & Anne Simmes Baxter & Anthony & Elenor Baxter.
     Extr: son-in-law George Baxter.
     Witn: Thomas Perrin, Patrick Connally, Susanna Cox.
     20 Feb. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 191
3 Feb. 1749
JONES, CATHERINE, St. Mary's Co.
     To son Solomon Jones, at age 18, a young horse, saddle, & bridle worth L 5.
     The residue to be equ. div. among my 4 chldn: Margreet, Monoccy, Walter, & Bridgett.
     My chldn. & e. to remain in the care of my bros. Dennis Burne & James Burne till they are of age, 21 for sons & 16 for daus.
     Extrs: my bros. Dennis & James Burne, who shall settle my d. husband e.
     Witn: Mary Martin, Sarah Hopkins, John Conally.
     28 Feb. 1749, sworn to by Martin & Conally.

Liber 27, folio 192
23 Jan. 1749
MAHONEY, EDWARD, [St. Mary's Co.]
     My wife [not named] to have the use of all my r. e. for widhood, & if she mar., 1/3 only.
     To my 2 eldest sons, James & Edward, 2 sh. sterl each & on my wife d., Piles Discovery equ. div.
     The rest of my e. to be equ. div. betw. my wife & my 5 youngest chldn., but my dau. Ann to have a young cow.
     Extrs: wife & son Edward.
     Witn: Clemt. Spalding, Jno. Barber, Ignatius Spalding.
     6 March 1749, sworn to by both Spaldings, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 193
30 Dec. 1743
EVANS, WILLIAM, St. Mary's Co., carpenter.
     To son Even Evans, my dw. plntn.
     The rest of my g. & c. to my wife & extrx., Judith Evans, for life, & then to be div. betw. my 2 youngest chldn., Sarah Evans & son Wm. Evans.
     Son Even Evans is to stay with his mother till he is 17, & the rest of my sons till they are 16.
     When sons Philip & Wm. come of age, they are to receive 1000 lbs. tob. from their bro. Even Evans.
     Witn: Jesse Craig, Wm. Jones, James Willson. Wm.
     6 March 1749, sworn to by Craig & Willson, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 195
26 Dec. 1749
SPINKE, FRANCIS, St. Mary's Co., planter.
     To son Thomas Spinke, Paupaw 100a.
     To dau. Elizabeth Spinke, the 100a where Henry Howard lives.
     To dau. Anastatia Spink, the 100a I live on.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Spinke, the residue.
     Witn: Henry Howard, Mary Howard, William Russell
     8 March 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 196
17 Feb. 1749
MICKELL, WILLIAM, [St. Mary's Co.]
     O godson Joseph Thompson, the land rented to Catheren Pane if he reaches age of 21, & if not, to Agustes Mickell.
     To sister Anns child Willibe Varnon Wots, the land now rented to Ignasus French if he lives to age of 21, & if not, to return to Augusten Mickell.
     The residue, except 2 barrels of corn to Jno. Huse & my clothing to Jno. Strang, to be equ. div. betw: Anne Daves, Mary Whilfeeld, Thomas Woton, Mary Sener, Anne Seener, Teary Mickell, Jms. Thompson, s. o. Jno. Thompson, mark Jarbo, Mikell Thompson, & Elezebath Madly, wife of Jno. dec .
     Extrx: Elezabath Madly, widow.
     Witn: Jno. Manning, Thomas Greenwell, Thomas Cartly
     8 March 1749, sworn to by Manning & Greenwell.

Liber 27, folio 197
19 Feb. 1749/50
LEACH, CHARLES, St. Mary's Co.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Leach, for widhood, all my p. e., but if she mar., to be equ. div. betw. my chldn. by her which shall arrive at age 18 for sons & 16 for daus. to receive it.
     Witn: Rebeckah Dossey, Saml. Keech
     Sworn to on 2 April 1750 by Dorsey & on 3 April 1750 by Keech, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 198
31 Jan. 1750
PIKE, ARCHIBALD, St. Mary's Co., planter.
     To son James Pike, Forest Ordain, the 100a where I live, he to pay his bro. Archibald Pike 4000 lb. tob., but if he d. s. p., to his bro. Archibald.
     To son John Pike, negro boy George & Farney Branch, the 50a he lives on, but if he d. s. p., to my son Archibald.
     To son Archibald Pike, a good bed, a young horse, a cow & calf, & negro boy Tom.
     To wife, [Lucy], for life the rest of my e. & the use of the plntn. where she lives.
     To dau. Mary Greenwell, negro woman Treasie.
     Extrs: wife, Lucy Pike, & son James Pike.
     Witn: Nicholas Mills, Sr., Eli[zabeth] Mills, George Innis.
     3 April 1750[sic], sworn to by all 3 witn. , & the widow stood to the will.
     Codicil of 5 Feb. 1750 also proved 3 April 1750[sic].

Liber 27, folio 201
30 Nov. 1749
DAVIS, JOHN, Frederick Co., planter.
     To Sarah Pimmitt, a young cow.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Davis, my p. e.
     To dau. Mary Davis, the other my p. e. & my land & plntn., & the other land & plntn. to wife, Mary Davis
     Witn: Tho. Fletchall, John Fletchall, Michll. Gilham
     29 Dec. 1749, sworn to by both Fletchalls.

Liber 27, folio 203
11 May 1747
LAMAR, THOMAS, Prince George's Co.
     To son Robert Lamar, 200a of The Joseph & James.
     To son Thomas Lamar, 200a of the same tract, beginning with Robert .
     To son John Lamar, the rest of The Joseph & James, the part of The Conclution he lives on as far as the path to Nathanel Wick hams, & part of The Pines on the N side s John spring branch.
     To son Samuel, the part of The Conclution where he lives as far as the 3 poplers in crabbs botom near my son-in-laws William Williamsis.
     To son James Lamar, the part of The Two Brothers where I live all to the S of the line towards Thomas Johnsons.
     To son Alexander Lamar, the part of The Pines adj. Wickhams Park & Pearis.
     To son-in-law William Williams, the part of The Conclution to Wickhams Path.
     To son-in-law Clementious Davis, the part of he Pines on the W side Plomers Br. & Hunting Hill.
     Witn: Abm. Green, Wm. Burton, Jos. Wilson
     31 Jan 1749 sworn to in Frederick Co. by Burton & Wilson in presence of Robert Lamar, heir at law, & the widow had recourse to her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 205
23 Dec. 1749
WINTERS, GEORGE, [Frederick Co.]
     To wife, Mary Eve Winers, 1/3 my e. r. & p., & the other parts are to be equ. div. betw. my childn.
     Overseers: Walter Moore, Devol Boane.
     Witn: Vallendin Meirer, Allin Farquer.
     Affirmed 3 March 1749/50 by Farquer (Quaker) & sworn to 23 March 1750 by Mier.

Liber 27, folio 206
5 April 1748
RIDLY, BENJAMIN, Sr., [Frederick Co.]
     To son-in-law, William Bely, a cow & calf & 4 hogs of them that is gone if they are found by next fall.
     To son Steven Ridly, a well grown red yearling heffer & the colt that is in the mares belly.
     To son Zachiria Ridly, a yearling heffer.
     To son John Ridly, the whit backet heffer.
     To son Beniamin Ridly, nothing.
     To wife & extrx., Marget Ridly, the rest of my g. & c. & my dw. plntn., to her & my 3 daus: Sarah, Marget, & Bebs..
     Witn: Samuel Read, Mary Read, William Belly.
     23 March 1750, sworn to by Samuel Read.

Liber 27, folio 207
21 Oct. 1749
GIRAGHTY, EDMOND, Dorchester Co., schoolmaster.
     For use of Dorchester Co. free school, L 20.
     To friend Mary Cuningham, my best bed & a trunk.
     To friend John Hooper, s. o. Col. Henry Hooper, my riding horse.
     To friend Benja. Wheland, L 10.
     To servant Elonder Westerman, discharge from her servitude & a full suit of clothes.
     To frend & extr., Michel Hackett, the residue of my e.
     Witn: Thomas Edgell, John Cavenagh
     23 Oct. 1749, sworn to by Edgell.

Liber 27, folio 208
14 Oct. 1749
RAMSAY, ANDREW, [Dorchester Co.]
     To daus. Sarah Granger & Bethooly Bradly, my m. e. equ. div.
     Extr: Henry Bradly.
     Witn: Nehemiah Hubbart, Thomas Long, John Low.
     7 Dec. 1749, sworn to by Hubbart & Long.

Liber 27, folio 209
30 July 1748
RIX, JOHN, Dorchester Co.
     To dau. Bettey Rix, negro woman Daffony & her 2 chldn. Janty & Tyo, 2 of my best beds, my dw. plntn. with land, & 50a I had of John Anderton, but for want of heirs, s land to my grddau. Elizabeth Milvill.
     To William Adams, s. o. Sarah Adams, a cow yearling.
     To dau. Sarah Milvill, 20 sh. sterl.
     To Isaac Adams, my clothes.
     My old plntn. adj. Daniel Sulivanes is to be sold.
     Extrs: wife, Anne Rix, & friend Daniel Sulivane.
     Witn: John Anderton, Edward Trippe, Jr., Jno. Dickinson
     17 Jan. 1749, sworn to by Anderton & Trippe.

Liber 27, folio 211
13 Jan. 1749
KIRKMON, GEORGE, Dorchester Co.
     To son & extr., George Kirkmon, my dw. plntn. with The End of All Strife 60a.
     To wife, Elizabeth Kirkmon, for life, my dw. house.
     To son Roger Kirkmon & dau. Comfort Reding, 1 sh. sterl each.
     My m. e. is to be equ. div. among my 4 chldn: George Kirkmon, Jr., James Kirkmon, Roseanah Hackett, & Ann Twyford.
     Witn: Dan. Sulivane, James Langrell, Noble Hobbs.
     30 Jan. 1749, sworn to by Langrell & Hobbs, & 1 March 1749, the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 212
24 March 1749
SLEMAKER, JAMES, Baltimore Co., merchant.
     To wife, Elizabeth Slemaker, & son John Slemaker, equ. div. all my e. r. & p., including money from the sale of store goods, son John share to be sent to my bro. John Slemaker in England, who is to invest it & send the interest to my wife for the educa- tion of son John while he is under her care.
     If s son John d. s. p., his share is to be equ. div. betw. my s wife & my sister Mary Slemaker.
     To mother, Hannah Slemaker, & sister, Mary Slemaker, L 10 sterl. each.
     Extrs: wife, Elizabeth Slemaker, son John Slemaker, friend Samuel Hopkins.
     To extr. Samuel Hopkins, L 5 sterl. Witn: Cassandra Giles, Rd. Chase, [the Revd.] Thomas Chase, Jas. Macgill, Jr.
     16 April 1750, sworn to by Tho. Chase & Macgill & affirmed by Giles (Quaker?), the widow stood to the will, & Saml. Hopkins renounced right to admin.

Liber 27, folio 214
5 Feb. 1749
LEECH, JAMES, [Calvert Co.]
     My wife, Winnifred, is to be my extrx. provided she recover from the sickness she lies under, & if not, Wm. Ireland sh bury us.
     To son James, all my land.
     My p. e. to my 3 chldn: Elizabeth, Ann, & James.
     My son James I leave to the care of Catherine Thomas, wife of James Thomas of Prince George's Co., till he is 19.
     My 2 daus., Elizabeth & Ann, I leave to the care of Rebecca Estep, wife of Richard Estep of Charles Co.
     Extrs: James Thomas & Richard Estep, if Catherine Thomas & Rebecca Estep take s chldn.
     Wm. Ireland is to care for my 3 chldn. & negro & pay Rachel Wilson 40 s. in meat & corn.
     Witn: James Clark, Thomas Buckmaster, Rachiel Wilson
     23 Feb. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 216
12 Jan. 1743
ROACH, ALSE, Somerset Co.
     To grdson William Roach, a young mare.
     To grdau. Elizabeth Roach, a linen wheel.
     To son-in-law Benjamin Fooks, 1 sh. sterl.
     40 sh. sterl. apiece to grdchldn. William, Benjamin, Jonathan, Daniel, Comfort, Abigail, Alse, & Saborah Fooks & to Daniel Fooks chldn.: Elizabeth Evans, Sarah, Leah, & Rachel Fooks.
     The rest of my e. is to be equ. div. among my 6chldn: John, William, Charles, Isaac, & Stephen Roach, & Saborah Revell.
     Witn: Thomas Russell, Mary Toadvine, Mary Russell
     12 Feb. 1749, sworn to by Mary Toadvine.

Liber 27, folio 217
18 March 1748
SPICER, PHILIP, Worcester Co.
     Extrs: wife, Anne, & son John Spicer.
     To wife, Anne, for widhood, the whole plntn., & then to son John.
     To son William, a piece of druget to make him clothes & the 2d colt the mare has.
     To dau. Betty, a 2-yr.-old heifer.
     To son John, the 1st colt the mare has & my gun, but if he d. s. p., the gun to my son Alsey.
     A 1-yr.-old heifer apiece to sons Elsey, Phillip, & Hales & dau. Anne.
     Witn: William Conaway, James Smith, Jno. Reynolds.
     15 Feb. 1749, sworn to by Connaway & Smith, & the widow stood to her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 218
19 Dec. 1749
BEAVENS, JOHN, Worcester Co., planter.
     To son Thomas Beavens, my plntn. & land, & my dau. Attalanter not to be disturbed.
     To son Roling Beavens, negro man Sambo.
     To sons John & Calib Beavens & dau. Elizebeth Victer, 1 sh. starl. apiece.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. Thomas Beaven, Rolan Beavins, & Attalanter Beavens.
     Extrs: bro. Thomas Beavens & bro. Joshua Sturges.
     Witn: Little[to]n Townsend, Joseph Nicholson, John Macdaniel.
     19 Jan. 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 220
7 Feb. 1749/50
DRISKELL, JOHN, Worcester Co.
     To wife Susanah Driskell, my whole e., but if she has a live child within 9 mo., to s child except 1/3 to my wife.
     Witn: John Flint, James Perdue, John Meglamre, Stephen Lovdy, Richard Niblet.
     9 March 1749, sworn to by Flint & Perdue, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 221
13 Dec. 1749
DOWELL, LUKE, Calvert Co.
     To wife & extrx., Anne, all the goods she had when I mar. her.
     To son Thomas, mares Phillis & Furbelow & 2 ewes.
     To son Jacob, a young mare colt, & s Thomas & Jacob are to be of age at 18.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. my chldn. Thomas, Jacob, &Elizabth.
     Witn: E[liza.] Stallings, Wm. Hardesty.
     16 May 1750, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 222
19 Nov. 1749
HOWELL, JOHN, Sr., Calvert Co.
     To wife & extrx., Susannah Howell, for life, Littleworth, &on her d. to be equ. div. betw. my sons John & Richard Howells; also to be div. betw. them, Lambath 143a.
     Witn: James Bowen, John Robinson, Jr., Mary Winman
     19 March 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 222
29 Jan. 1749/50
SOLLERS, ROBERT, Calvert Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Doothy Sollers, for widhood, my dw. plntn., & then to my eldest son Bennet Sollers.
     Also to son Bennet, my suit of broadcloth clothes, my silk cap, & my saddle.
     My dau. Althea & her husband are not to have anything of my e. unless they bring in all I have given her.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be div. among all my chldn.
     Witn: William Sollers, Edward Blackburn, William Blackburn.
     18 March 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 224
20 April 1747
HOOPPER, JACOB, Calvert Co.
     To son Abraham Hooper, Taylors Joy, the 300a where I dw. & negro fellow Delphia, but if he d. s. p., to dau. Eleanr. Hoopper.
     To s dau. & extrx., Eleanr., my p. e., but if she d. s. p., to my son Abram.
     Witn: C. Clagett, Jno. Bond, Edmond Hungerford
     19 March 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 225
24 Dec. 1747
WILLSON, PHINEAS, Tuckahoe, Talbot Co.
     To friend Edward Barwick, Wilsons Chanc, 200a in Dorchester Co. on rhe E side White Marsh Br, Sams Chanc, 100a in Dorches- ter Co. on the W side White Marsh Br., & Mill Land on Kings Crk. in Talbot Co.
     To wife, Anne Wilson, a black horse Tory, a bed, 2 iron pots at Choptank Bridge, & the 1st choice of her 1/3 of the e. which was John Jacomn .
     Extr: Edward Barwick.
     Witn: John Barwick, Jr., William Barwick, James Barwick, Cateron Persons
     24 April 1750, sworn to by all 3 Barwicks, & Edwd. Barwick asked that the admin. of the e. be given to Anne Wilson, the widow.

Liber 27, folio 226
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BULLEN, THOMAS, Talbot Co.
     My daus. shall live with their mother until they are of age & she to educate them as well as possible & cause my sons John & Charles be educatd in school & at the age of 16 or 17 be bound out till they are 21.
     To my friend Mr. Robert Goldsborough, the first colt of my riding mare Dowe.
     To James Wrightson, when he is of age to receive it, what I have received of his father e. as guardian.
     To daus. Mary Ann, Rachel, & Ann Bullen, L 30 each.
     To John Hickson, Poplar Hill.
     To son Charles Bullen, Newlin & Turbutts Field, on Bullen Crk, but in default of issue, to son John Bullen, but in default of issue, to be equ. div. among my daus. Mary Ann, Rachel, & Ann Bullen.
     To son John Bullen, Lords Gift Pt., in the branches of Miles Crk, & Bullens Discovery.
     Part of Marsh Land, near the Parsons Landing, is to be sold.
     To wife & extrx., Rachel Bullen, 1/3 my p. e. & 1/3 my dw. plntn., the residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among my chldn: Mary Ann, Charles, Rachel, Ann, & John Bullen.
     Witn: Danl. Maynadier, Wm. Richardson, Wm. Mullikin.
     20 April 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 231
4 April 1750
TAYLOR, JOHN, Talbot Co.
     If my extr. recover my outstanding debts, L 5 to the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Talbot Co.
     To my extr., John Berry, L 5.
     Witn: James Wilson, William Jerke, Wm Troth
     21 April 1750, affirmed by Wilson & Troth (Quakers) & sworn to by Gerke.

Liber 27, folio 232
21 Feb. 1749
WHITTINGTON, FRANCIS, St. Peters Parish, Talbot Co.
     To wife & extx., Sarah, all my p. e.
     Witn: Samuel Abbott, John Price, John Carter
     5 May 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 233
6 May 1747
HOLME, RICHARD, County of Lancaster, mariner.
     If I have no issue, to wife, Mary Holme, my e. r. & p. & to my bro. William Holm & sisters Elizabeth Holme & Mary Martin, the other
     But if I leave issue by s wife, the whole of my e. r. & p. is to be div. betw. her & the issue in equ. shares.
     S wife fortune, I leave to her, but in case of issue, it is to go to such child or chldn. on her d.
     To bro. Wm. Holme & sisters Elizabeth Holme & Mary Martin, L 10 apiece unless I leave no issue.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Holme, & Richard Kay of Liverpoole linen-draper.
     Witn: Robert Horner, Henry Coulbin, Bry[a]n Holme
     Charles Co., 6 March 1749, sworn to by Horner.

Liber 27, folio 235
11 March 1749/50
PHILPOTT, JOHN, Charles Co.
     To Mary Latimore, negro boy Jack, negro girl Charity, & a cow & calf.
     To Benjamin Philpott, negro boy Dick.
     To Samuel Philpott, negro boy Henly.
     To Susanna Philpott, a little negro [th]at now sucks Moll.
     To Elizabeth Musgraves, my sister, negro man Pat, to be dlvd. after married.
     To sister Lyda Musgraves, negro girl Vick to be dlvd. after married.
     To Martha Musgraves, my god-dau., a cow & calf & a 3-yr.- old steer to be dlvd. at age 16.
     To James Latimore, a sow & pigs.
     To Thos. Posey, a white gelt big with pig.
     To John Philpott, s. o. Charles Philpott, Courteses Pallice , Cow Grave Yard, part of Philpotts Chance, & Fardlyes Rest & the rest of my p. e.
     To Jno. Phillpott, 2 negro wenches, Ester & Moll.
     Extr: cousin Jno. Philpott.
     Witn: Thomas Posey, James Latimer, Mathew Hennikin.
     23 March 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Benja. Philpott, heir at law; the representatives not living in the county were not present.

Liber 27, folio 236
10 Nov. 1748
JOHNSON, SAMUEL, Sr., Charles Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Johnson, for widhood, all my lands, but if she mar., 1/3 my lands for life.
     To son Samuel Johnson, Jr., & dau. Mary, 1 sh. sterl. each.
     To son John Johnson, an iron pot.
     The residue of my p. e. equ. div. to son John Johnson, Seth Johnson, Jemima Johnson, Rachel Johnson, & Drayden Johnson.
     To son William Johnson, 100a made of Keets Purchase 50a & the S end of Johnsons Purchase, & 1 sh. sterl.
     To dau. Rhoda Johnson, a bed & the N 70a of Johnsons Purchase, but if she d. s. p., to son Wm. Johnson.
     Witn: Joseph Glaze, William Poston, James Eton
     23 March 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn in presence of the heir at law [not named], & the widow chose her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 238
16 Jan. 1749/50
BOSWELL, MICHAEL, Charles Co.
     To son John Boswell, Boswell Adventure, where I live.
     To son George Boswell, the other where he dw.
     Witn: Hol[lan]d Middleton, John Coe, John Hamilton.
     3 March 1749, sworn to by Coe & Hambleton.

Liber 27, folio 239
24 Oct. 1749
GATES, JAMES, Charles Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Jaynet Gates, for widhood, the plntn. I live on, negro man Pompy, negro woman Sarah, & livestock.
     If s wife mar., my dau. Elizabeth Gates is to have 1 of the negroes, & on s wife d., her land, & [she] is to go to the [care] of my dau. Anne Nevit, & if s Anne d., to the care of my dau. Margeret Gates.
     On the d. of s Elizabeth Gates, s Margaret Gates is to have the land, & on her d., to my eldest that is then living.
     To my 5 sons Charles, James, William, Leonard, & John Gates 10 sh. apiece.
     To dau. Dorothy Timothy, negro girl Mary Chloe & a bay mare.
     To dau. Anne Nevit, a heifer.
     To dau. Margaret Gates, a cow & a sow when she leaves her mother or at the day of her mar.
     Witn: Edmund Magatee, Thos. Magatee, Peter Dent, Jr.
     14 April 1750, sworn to by both Magatees before Charles Gates, heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 241
23 March 1749/50
SIMES, ELIZABETH, Charles Co.
     To son & extr., Francis Simes, son William Simes, son John Simes, dau. Dorothy Gaff, dau. Catrine Turten, & dau. Elizabeth Nalrons, 1 sh. sterl. apiece.
     To son Thomas Simes, a bed & livestock.
     Todau. Mary Simes, the residue of my p. e.
     Witn: William Hagen, Jane Boarman
     7 April 1750, sworn to by William Hagon.

Liber 27, folio 242
31 Jan. 1749/50
ASKEN, ELIZABETH, Charles Co.
     To dau. & extrx., Rebeccah Askin, negro girl Bess.
     To dau. Sarah Askin, livestock, the first child of Sebberamous, & hhold furn. on conition my son John Askin never return.
     To dau. Elizabeth Askin, negro girl Judy, 2 cows & calves, 5 hogs, & horse Duke.
     To son John Askin, negroes York & Sebberamous, 2 beds, other hhold furn., & livestock, & if he never return, his legacies to be equ. div. betw. daus. Mary & Audry Askin.
     To dau. Mary Askin, negro man Dick & negro girl Rachel.
     To dau. Audry Askin, negro man Tom & negro girl Luese.
     To 5 daus. Rebeacker, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, & Audry Askin equ. div. all the goods in the house uncut up.
     Witn: Prisilla Moore, John Moore.
     24 Feb. 1749, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 244
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CASTELL, JOHN, Charles Co.
     To wife & extrx., Suzana Castell, 1/3 my p. e.
     To son John Castle, a cow, a heifer, & a heifer 2 yrs.-old given him by Mr. John Wilden, Sr., a gun, & to be free at age 18, he to be 17 yrs. of age 5 Nov. [next].
     The residue to be equ. div. among the rest except Elizabeth, my grdchld., whom I give 1 sh. sterl.
     Witn: William Penn, William King, Newman Tomkins
     23 March 1749, sworn to by Penn & King.

Liber 27, folio 245
18 Aug. 1749
HARBERT, WILLIAM, [St. Mary's Co.]
     To bro. Mathew Harbert, my blacksmiths tools, saddle, & clothes.
     To sister Elizabeth Herbert, L 5 of my p. e. at age 21.
     To bro. Francis Herbert, my right to the Church Hill land.
     To wife & extr., Mary Herbert, my plntn. as long she live single, & if she mar., to bro. Mathew Herbert provided he give the other child I have men[tioned] L 10, & if not, he ought to be -------------------.
     Witn: Thos. Mattingly, Jr., James Thomson, s. o. George, Roger Dogins.
     3 April 1750, sworn to by Mattingly & Thomson, & the widow elected her 1/3.


30 April 1750
WATSON, WILLIAM, St. Mary's Co.
     To son Edward Watson, a gray horse, saddle & bridle, & my clothes.
     To dau. Elizabeth Watson, all my p. e.
     Extrs: Mark Stevens, Joseph Hopewell.
     Witn: Steven Watts, John Basset.
     7 May 1750, sworn to by both witn. Liber 27, folio 246


28 Feb. 1749/10[sic]
HERBERT, VITUS, St. Mary's Co.
     To sons Michael & Mathew, equ. div., the land I live on beg. at the nearest gully in which my line & St. Inagoes begin to where Sarah Garry lives.
     To son William, the tract on which widow Garry lives & [negro]Nell.
     To son Michael, wench Nan.
     To son Mathew, Jinny.
     To son Bennet, Josue.
     Extrx: wife, Elizt. Herbert.
     Witn: Thomas Drurice, John Dossey, William Carpender
     28 May 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will. Liber 27, folio 247


14 Jan. 1748
ARMSTRONG, SOLAMAN, Baltimore Co.
     To wife, Sarah, a new linen wheel, a woolen wheel, a bed, a table, & search.
     To son Soloman, a cow Blosom & her earling, my bed, other hhold furn., & gray mare Fancy.
     To son Joshua, a 3-yr.-old heifer & grey horse Prince.
     To dau. Sarah, a cow Gentle & her calf & hhold furn.
     To dau. Margaret, Gentle heifer.
     Trustee: son Soloman, to whom I give the residue.
     Witn: Jno. Barnes, Isaac Cord, Daniel [J]udd
     24 Nov. 1749, sworn to by Cord & Barnes. Liber 27, folio 248


19 Jan. 1749
WELLS, JOHN, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To my bro. Browne Wells, my clothes.
     To wife & extrx., Mary wells, my whole e., but if she is with child & the child lives to age, to her a white servant man Martain Robertson & 3 negroes Jeffery, Jane, & Phillis & to the child, negro woman Easter, & the residue to be equ. div. betw s wife & child.
     Witn: Jo[hn] Smith, John Rigbe, Joseph Sudler. John Wells
     22 March 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. Liber 27, folio 250


11 Oct. 1745
THAALOW, SAMUEL, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife [not named] & chldn. Rachel Thaulow & Saml. Thaulow, equ. div. al my e.
     Ruth Hampton, d. o. s Rachel Thaulow, is to be in the care of her mother till age 14 & then to be at liberty.
     Extrs: my wife, dau. Rachel Thaulow, & Saml. Thaulow.
     Witn:Saml. Blunt, John Carter. Samuell S Thaulow
     27 Feb. 1749, sworn to by Blunt. Liber 27, folio 251


1 Feb. 1749
ROCHISTER, SARAH, Queen Anns Co.
     To dau. Sarah Hase, negro man Charles & negro woman Ellinner & the rest of my e. hhold furn & livestock, part of my 1/3 that I have from Francis Rochister & Henry Rochester, extrs. of my dec husband, Francis Rochister.
     To 3 daus. Mary Elitt, Ann Jacobs, & Sarah Hase the ret of my 1/3.
     Twelve pennies sterl. apiece to Mary Elitt, Ann Jacobs, & grdson Joseph Ellitt, s. o. my dau. Mary Ellitt
     Extr: dau. Sarah Hase.
     Witn: Thomas McClannahan, James Watkins, Christifor Watkins.
     17 March 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. Liber 27, folio 252
    


30 Dec. 1749
STEVANS, JOHN, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To son John Stevans, a young black horse & a hand mill.
     To son James Stevans, a bed, a young horse, & L 25 & 3000 lb. tob. to be laid out in land by Joseph Sudler.
     To 2 of my daus., Mary Ann & Susannah, negro woman Phillis when Susannah is 16 & to each a bed.
     To dau. Ann, negro boy Bobb, a bed, & other hhold furn.
     To wife & extrx., Susannah Stevens, 3 white servants Robert Elliott, Robert Marshall, & Isbell Nichalson & the residue is to be equ. div. betw. my 5 chldn: John, James, Mary Ann, Susannah, & Ann Stevens.
     Witn: Joseph Sudler, Mary Tolson, Alexander Tolson
     22 March 1749, sworn to by Joseph Sudler & Mary Tolson. Liber 27, folio 254


14 Nov. 1749
WINCHESTER, JOHN, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To dau. Elizebeth Winchester, a bed, a heifer, 6 ewes, & a young mare Pleshur.
     To dau. Susanna Harvey, 2 ewes.
     To son John Winchester, L 16 & 6 pence sterl., & if my wife, Hanah Winchester, mar., s John is to be under the care of Richard Smale till he is 18, & I give him the rest of my goods.
     Extrx: wife,[Hanah].
     Witn: Wm. Elliott, Jno. Collor, Henry Weedon
     28 March 1750, sworn to by Collor & Weedon, & the widow stood to the will. Liber 27, folio 256


10 Nov. 1749
CRISWELL, JAMES, [Cecil Co.]
     To wife, Mary Criswell, 1/3 my e. r. & p.
     To son Samuel Criswell, 2 parts of my e. r. & p. & all my plntn. at his mother d. & my new gun.
     To dau. Isabel Criswell, L 3.
     To dau. Margaret Criswell, L 10.
     To bro. Samuel Criswell, L 10 Penna. Currency & 2 coats.
     Extrs: Wife, Mary, & sons-in-law William Criswell & John Mcadow.
     Witn: David Criswell, James Criswell
     7 May 1750, sworn to by David Cresswell. Liber 27, folio 257


6 March 1749/50
NORTHERMAN, GEORGE, Charles Town, Cecil Co., hatter.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Northerman, & son Jacob Northerman.
     To wife, Mary Northerman, the W water lot 66 in Charles Town.
     To son Jacob Northerman, lot 50 in Market Street in Charles Town & the E of water lot 66 in Charles Town.
     To dau. Elizabeth Northerman, lot 77 in Charles Town to the E of lot 66, where George Northerman dw.
     To dau. Mary Northerman, when she comes to age, the water lot 66 I gave her mother.
     To dau. Sarah Northerman, the lot 77, where I dw., & the lot 77 adj. George Vickers house.
     Witn: James Hutchinson, Thomas Ellet, Neal Mc.mollon
     24 April 1760, sworn to by all 3 witn. before Jacob Northerman, heir at law. Liber 27, folio 258


16 April 1750
HUKILL, RICHARD, Cecil Co.
     Extrs: wife [not named] & Daniel Hukill, eldest son.
     To wife, a bridle & saddle, her 1/3, & the dw. house for widhood, & if she mar., the house & land to Daniel & Cornelias Hukill & the land & m. e., to be equ. div. among my children as they come to age.
     Witn: Henry Hukill, Richard Ellwood, Thomas Moor
     7 May 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. Liber 27, folio 261


7 Nov. 1749
SPARROW, SCARBOROUGH, Anne Arundel Co.
     To Martha Howard, wife of Ephraim Howard, negro man Harry in case he recovers & L 5.
     To Jonathan Selman, negro man Philander.
     To Anne Batty, negro boy Philander.
     To Margaret Selman, (d. o. Charles Selman), when she is 16, negro man Ben & negro child Bess.
     To Anne Selman (d. o. Charles Selman) negro woman Sarah & negro girl Jenny.
     To Charles Selman, my clothes, riding horse, & saddle.
     To Thomas Sparrow, John Sparrow, Kinsey Sparrow, Catherine Wilkins, & Thomas Selman, 1 sh. sterl. apiece.
     To Myrtilla Burgess, a cow & calf.
     The residue is to be exposed to public sale & the resdue, after being held by Jonathan Selman, my extr., for 7 yrs., to be equ. div. betw. John Selman, Charles Selman, Jonathan Selman, & Ann Batty.
     Witn: Joshua Warfield, Cornelius Howard, Wm Hanks
     29 Nov. 1749, proved by the extr., & 3 Jan. 1749, sworn to by Cornelius Howard. Liber 27, folio 262


11 Nov. 1749
MINSKIE, CATHARINE, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co.
     To dau Susanna, the best of my clothes, hhold furn., & the cow.
     To Elizabeth Watkins, a bed.
     To my sisters chldn., my every days wearing appl.
     To son[s] Emanuel Minskie, Nicholas Minskie, & Charles Minskie, my silver plate & the residue of my e. equ. div.
     To sister Magley Thompson a damask gown & a pr. new stays.
     Negro fellow Jemmy is to be sold to pay debts.
     Extrs: son-in-law Samuel Soumain & Mr. John Thompson.
     Witn: Richd. Tootell, Robt. Tyler, Thos. Gassaway, Thos. Harwood, Jr.
     26 Dec. 1749, sworn to by Tootell, Tyler, & Harwood. Liber 27, folio 264


18 Nov. 1749
WARFIELD, ALEXANDER, son of John of Anne Arundel Co.
     To wife & extr. [not named], her riding horse & negro woman Cate.
     To son Thomas, Warfield Vineyard, 270a in Frederick Co., Warfield Range, 150a in Anne Arundel Co., 70a I am to have of Mr Basil Dorsey, & Timber Bottom, 50a in Anne Arundel Co.
     My home plntn. is to be resurv. including the parcel bought of my bro. Philip Warfield, & the whole equ. div. across betw. my 2 youngest sons, the lower part to son John Worthington Warfield & the upper to son Brice.
     To dau. Elizabeth, negro girl Sue & L 20 sterl.
     To dau. Ruth, negro girl Hagar, & L 20 sterl.
     To dau. Deborah, negro boy Aaron & L 20 sterl.
     To the child my wife may be big with, negro boy Nehemiah & if the child be a girl, L 20 sterl. besides.
     My 3 negroes Pawlett, Murrier, & Rachel & my part of Greans Mill, in Anne Arundel Co., are to be sold.
     Witn: [The Revd.] James Macgill (Clerk), John Warfield, H[enry] Griffith, John Warfield, Jr.
     24 Jan. 1749, sworn to by Macgill, Griffith, & Jno. Warfield, Jr., & the widow elected her 1/3. Liber 27, folio 265


8 Jan. 1749
; ROOKER, HENRY, Anne Arundel Co., planter.
     To grddau. Hannah Wager, L 5 to her education & bringing her up in the faith she was bapt. in.
     To wife, Hannah Rooker, my horse Brandy.
     To dau. Hannah Rooker, my horse Diamond.
     To dau. Eleanor Wager, the debt of about L 11 due from her husband.
     The residue to son William, son Richard, dau. Hannah.
     Extr: son Richard Rooker with trustees Henry Howard & Michael Dorsey.
     Witn: Joshua Warfield, Daniel Hearn, Za. McDonnell.
     29 Jan. 1749, sworn to by Dr. Joshua Warfield. Liber 27, folio 268


25 Jan. 1749/50
WOODEN, SOLLOMAN, Anne Arundel Co., planter.
     To wife, Sarah Wooden, negro woman Rachal & negro boy Bob. To dau. Sarah Wooden, negro girl Hannah.
     To dau. Elizabeth Wooden, negro girl Pat in lieu of negro girl Jenny disposed of to my bro. John Wooden.
     To dau. Priscilla Wooden, negro girl Moll
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Wooden, & my 3 daus. Sarah, Elizabeth, & Priscilla Wooden, the residue equ. div.
     Witn: R[ichar]d Harwood, John Glover, John Zec[hariah] Allein.
     12 March 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn. Liber 27, folio 269


2 May 1749
HOPKINS, MARGARETT, Anne Arundel Co.
     To dau. Elizabeth Hill, my clothes, negro woman Tamer, livestock, hhold furn, & L 50.
     To dau.-in-law Mary Hopkins, wife of my son Gerrard Hopkins, hhold furn.
     To grddau. Mary Hopkins, d. o. son Gerrard Hopkins, L 10 sterl.
     To grdson Gerrard Hopkins, s. o. son Gerrard Hopkins, negro boy Harry.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. my sons Joseph, Gerrard, Phillip, Samuel, Richard, William, & Johns Hopkins.
     Extrs: sons Gerrard & Johns Hopkins.
     Witn: Benjn. Gaither, Alexr. Warfield, Jr
     14 March 1749, sworn to by Gaither. Liber 27, folio 270


22 April 1750
LOCK, WILLIAM, Anne Arundel Co.
     To wife & extrx. [not named], for life, 1/3 my e. r. & p.
     To the child my wife goes with, the residue of my e., but if s child d., my p. e. to s wife, except these legacies:
     To Samuel, John, William, & Elizabeth Chew, chldn. of my sister Sarah Chew, to each a negro lad not over 10 yrs. of age & 2 negro girls neither over nor under 7 yrs. of age, to be del. to the boys at age 21 & to the girls at age 16 or mar.
     To my cousin Fran[c]es Lane, d o. my bro. Richard Lane, on the d. of s child, negro girl Kate, d. o. negro wench Ruth.
     The graves of my father, my mother, & myself are to be enclosed in a brick wall.
     To my cousin William Chew, if s child d., all my lands to which Mr. David Weems lays no claim under my father will.
     Witn: Jo[hn H]amilton, Richd. Chew, John Marr
     15 May 1750, sworn to by Hamilton & Marr. Liber 27, folio 272


19 April 1750
JONES, THOMAS, Anne Arundel Co., planter.
     To dau. Ann Bowels, wife of William Bowels, son Thomas Jones, dau. Sarah Jones, & dau. Mary Jones, 5 sh. apiece.
     The residue is to be equ. div. betw. my wife, Penelope Jones, & my son & extr., Richard Jones.
     Witn: Jeremiah Mullikin, Samuel Cheney, Mod[ecai] Jacob.
     24 May 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. Liber 27, folio 273


26 Jan. 1748/9
PEELE, WILLIAM, London Town, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co.
     To niece Hanah Browne, only dau. of my bro.John Peele, citizen & founder of London, Great Britain, L 500. To kinsman John Peele citizen & cowperof s London, s. o. my cousin Richard Peele, citizen & cowper of s London, L 100.
     To nephews Robert, Roger, & Samuel Peele, the 3 s. of my bro. Roger Peele of Salem, New England, 1 sh. each.
     To godson William Aldridge, s. o. Mr. Nicholas Aldridge of Anne Arundel Co., planter, L 10.
     To godson Henry Caton, living with Mr. Richard Burdus at Anapolis, L 100.
     Extrs: Mr. James Dick, Mr. James Mouat, & Mr. James Nicholson.
     Codicil: all my land in Maryland is to be sold, & the residue to s niece Hannah Browne.
     Witn: Wm. Strachan, Stephen West, Jr., James Mason
     14 June 1750, proved by the extrs.; see probates in BTN#1, fol. 493. Liber 27, folio 274


12 Nov. 1746
HASWELL, JOHN, Prince George's Co., surgeon.
     To Haswell Magruder, s. o. Samuel Magruder, Jr., The Brotherhood 190a & 200a of The William & Mary Increased, on my wife d.
     To wife & extrx. Sarah Haswell, all the rest of my g. & c.
     Witn: Thos. Conner, William Hearben, John Brawner.
     11 April 1750, sworn to by Hearben & Brawner, & the widow stood to the will. Liber 27, folio 276


22 Dec. 1746
THOWRNBURY, WILLIAM, Anne Arundel Co.
     To wife & extrx., Cathorone Thornbury, for life, all my g. & c.
     To cousin William Vernon, at age 18, all my hhold goods, my stocks, L 20 sterl, & these negroes Hanover, Dell, Sealah, Sew, & Jerrey & for trustees my 2 sons-in-law, William Scrivener & John Car, but if he d. s. p., to the chldn. of my dau.-in-law Lewsey Car.
     To dau.-in-law Elisabeth Scrivener, on my wife d., 2 negroes Jenney & Moll, but if she d. s. p., to the heirs of Lewsey Car.
     To dau.-in-law Lewsey Car, on my wife d., 3 negroes: Ned, Petter, & Hanah.
     To William Car, s. o. John & Lewey Car, on my wife d., negro girl Pris.
     To Elizabeth Car, d. o. John & Lewsey Car, negro girl Janney.
     Witn: Ephr[ai]m Glover, J[ames] Pickering
     6 July 1750, sworn to by Pickering & affirmed by Glover (Quaker). Liber 27, folio 277


1 Jan. 1743
TOWGOOD, MARY, Anne Arundel Co., widow.
     To eldest son, Richard Purnall, a silver tankard.
     To eldest dau. Sarah Lewin, Elisabeth Welsh, Mary Welsh, & Francesn Lewton, 1 silver spoon apiece.
     To Josias Towgood, negro man Crumill.
     To youngest dau., Ann Twogood, the residue of my p. e.
     Extrs: eldest son, Richard Purnall, & youngest dau., Ann Towgood.
     Witn: James Parker, Sr., James Parker, Ephr[ai]m Glover.
     6 July 1750, affirmed by Glover (Quaker) & sworn to by James Parker. Liber 27, folio 279


29 Dec. 1748, 4 Feb. 1749/50
BUCHANAN, GEORGE, Baltimore Co., surgeon.
     To son Lloyd Buchanan, Habnabat Aventure 350a, Addition to Habnabat Aventure 28 1/2a, Jones Level 200a, 150a of Selset bought of Richard King Stevenson, my lot in Baltimore Town, negro boy Tom (bought of Dallam), girl Peggy.
     To son Andrew Buchanan, Letterkenny 320a , the 78a adj. I bought of Nicholas Rogers, & negro boy Jack.
     To son Archbald Buchanan, Landinkind & Pearces Folly 250a & negro boy Jack.
     To sons George & James, Murpheys Delight 200a, Addition to Murpheys Delight 50a, Golden Forrest 100a, Addition to Golden Forrest 60a, & Food Plenty 160a.
     To son George, negro dau. of Old Sarah abt. 5 yrs.
     To dau. Elizabeth, L 100 sterl, negro girl Kate, & mulatto girl,d. o. Emy.
     To son William Buchanan, L 25 sterl., negro girl Nan, & negro boy 1 mo. old, son of Pinny not doubting that his mother will make him equal in fortune with the rest of my chldn.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. my sons Lloyd, Andrew, Archbald, George, & James Buchanan
     Extrx: wife, Elliner Buchanan.
     To son James, [negro] Bettie, d. o. Dina.
     My dau. Croxall is not in this will, I being assured she already has a full share paid to Mr. Croxall, but to her L 10 sterl. for mourning.
     To Elizabeth Rogers, L 5 sterl for mourning.
     Witn: Wm. Rogers, Nicho[las] Rogers, N[icholas] Rogers[, Jr.]
     28 May 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. Liber 27, folio 280


23 Sept. 1747
COOK, EDWARD, Dorchester Co.
     To son Thomas Cook, 5 sh., which with the land I conveyed to Henry Trippe for his benefit is his portion.
     To 2 sons Babington Cook & John Cook, Malden, where I live, to be div. by the head of Warecove Pond.
     To daus. Ann Polson, Mary, wife of Roger Childerston, Esther, wife of William Thomas, Elizabeth, wife of Edward Speeding, & Rachel, wife of Joseph Thomas, 5sh. apiece. If son Babington Cook mar. Rachell Durgann, the part of Malden I gave him goes to son John Cook. The residue of my p. e. to my 2 sons Babington & John Cook, but if son Babington mar. Rachel Durgan, his share is 5 sh. Extrs: Babington & John Cook, but if Babington mar. Rachel Durgan, John only.
     Witn: Wm. Murray, Eleanor Murray, David Murray
     15 Mach 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn. Liber 27, folio 283


3 Aug. 1747
CONNERLY, OWIN, Dorchester Co.
     To son Thos. Connerly, the E 140a of Taylors Neglect & my water mill on Mill Crk
     To son William Connerly, the NW 100a of Taylors Neglect.
     To son Patrick Connerly, the remaining 165a, the part I live on, of Taylors Neglect.
     As I gave my eldest son, Owin Connerly, 50a of my land & by consent gave it to his bro. Thomas, I give his heirs no other land.
     To Thos., son of s Owin dec , 1 sh. sterl.
     To grdson John Pain, Cumbechance.
     To dau. Roseanah, a bed.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth the rest of my p. e. except a cow & calf to Ann Andrew.
     Witn: Isaac Nicolls, Thos. Andrew, Isaac Nicolls, Jr
     15 March 1748, sworn to by Isaac Nicolls & Thos. Andrew. Liber 27, folio 285

Liber 27, folio 286
27 Nov. 1748
SPEEDING, JOHN, Dorchester Co.
     To wife & extrx., Jean Speeding, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Wm. Murray, Elizabeth Trippe, Grezil Peckeren.
     17 March 1748, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 287
15 June 1743
DAGG, CATHARINE, Dorchester Co., spinster.
     To dau. Christey Brown of a black born in Scotland, Batchelors Hope Gut 122a, & if she d. s. p., to my bro. William Lowe if living.
     If Capt. John Eccleston, my extr., cannot find my s sister or bro., I bequeath s land to him.
     Witn: Thos. Ennalls, Tristm Thomas, Mary Thomas, Elizabeth Ennalls.
     4 May 1749, sworn to by Tristrm & Mary Thomas.

Liber 27, folio 289
8 Feb. 1748/9
HODSON, JOHN, Jr., Dorchester Co.
     To eldest son, Thomas Hodson, the lower 100a of The Maden Forrest where my plntn. is beg. at the Poplar Bridge Br. at a going- over place called the Red Root.
     To son Levin Hodson, the upper 95a of The Maiden Forrest.
     My eldest sons, Thomas & Levin Hodson, are to pay my youngest son, John Hodson enough to buy 50a of warrant for land.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Hodson, 1/3 my e. beside her 1/3 of my e. for life.
     Witn: Jo[seph] Bailey, Roger Hodson, Char[les] Hodson
     19 May 1749, sworn to by Jos. Bailey & Roger Hodson.

Liber 27, folio 290
10 Nov.1747
POLLARD, TOBIAS, Dorchester Co.
     To grdson John Edmondson, all my land to the E of a line beg. at a bounded gum by the Duck Pond, part of Robsons Lott, on Taylers Island, 4 negroes Daugney, Sambo, Beck, & Harry & a bed.
     To grddau. Elizabeth Edmondson, molatto woman Didow & Sarah & Esther, a bed, & 2 looking glasses.
     To grdson Pollard Edmondson, part of Pleasant Grove, part of Cubits Folly beg. by the marsh near Slaughter Crk. & near the br. of Blackwater, Tobias Chance, Pollards Choice, 5 negroes Great Tom, Trick, Lancashire, Mingo, & Bess & a bed.
     S Pollard is to give his daus. Lucretia & Ann Edmondson 2 young negro girls, 1 each.
     To grddau. Ann Edmondson, widow of grdson James Edmondson, use of Sandy Point for her widhood.
     To wife, Jane Pollard, for life, the residue of my p. e., the plntn. I live on, & the labor of all my negroes.
     Extrs: my wife & my grdson Pollard Edmondson.
     Witn: Thomas Hancock, Edward Woollen, Benjamin Pollard, Susanna Williams.
     11 Sept. 1749, sworn to by Hancock, Woollen, & Pollard.


28 Dec. 1749
BRADLY, RICHARD, Great Choptank Parish, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To son Christopher Short Bradly, my new coat, new breeches, & best hat.
     To wife & extrx., Ailse Bradly, my p. e. for life, & on her d., to be equ. div. betw. my youngest son, William Bradly, & my youngest dau., Mary Bradly.
     To my other chldn. Elizabeth MacDaniel, Anne Cook, John Bradly, Richard Bradly, Sarah Mackemmey, Samuel Bradly, & Ailse Cook 1 sh. sterl apiece.
     Witn: Thos. Airey, W[illiam] Newton, Isaac Adams.
     30 Jan. 1749, sworn to by Adams & affirmed by Newton (Quaker?) Liber 27, folio 293

Liber 27, folio 294
30 Oct. 1749
BUSICK, JAMES, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To son Samuel Busick, my land to the W of a line drawn S from a gut of the creek betw. my son James dw. & the church, but if he d. s. p., to son John Busick.
     To Dorchester Parish, 2a where the church stands.
     To son James Busick, the use of the land he lives on during the life of my wife, his mother.
     To sons James & Samuel & dau. Elizabeth, wife of Absalom Thomson, 1 sh. apiece.
     To wife, Mary, my dw. plntn. for life & my p. e. to support herself & my childn. not in my will.
     Extrs: wife, Mary, & Samuell Allen.
     Witn: Wm. Grantham, John Mace, Samuel Allen.
     11 Feb. 1749, sworn to by Grantham & Mace.

Liber 27, folio 296
7 Oct. 1747
THOMAS, WILLIAM, Dorchester Co.
     To son John Thomas, my land above or on the NE side a line from the head of the first cove & running NW. To son William Thomas, my land below or on the SW side s line, where I live.
     To wife & extrx., JudithThomas, the use of my s lands until s sons are 21.
     Witn: Thos, Vickars, Arthur Whitely, John Vickars, John Robson.
     2 March 1749, sworn to by Thos. & John Vickars & Whitely.


13 Feb. 1749
STEWART, JOHN, Dorchester Co.
     To son Thomas Stewart, the part of Murrays Friendship on a br. of Blackwater E of Loftes Br. near the Indian line, the horse Negro, & the hand mill at John Magrah .
     To sons Charles Stewart & James Stewart, the rest of Murrays Friendship div. as near the middle as my friends Dr. Murray & Mr. Thomas Howell think proper., s Charles to have the part next Lofteses & s James the part next James Cullens .
     To son & extr., John Stewart my still & worm & my hand mill that ia in my kitchen.
     To son Henry Stewart, the 63a of Busby, on Choptank, called Hambrooks Point & a mealy-nosed horse colt.
     To son John Stewart, Jr., negro woman Grace & Kate, her dau., but my wife, Ann Stewart, is to have them until he is of age, & if he d. s. p., after my wife d., to my 2 daus. Elizabeth Stewart & Jane Stewart.
     To wife, Jane Stewart, her riding black mare, Jewel or Fancy.
     To son James Stewart, my riding horse Dolphin.
     To dau. Mary McNamara, 5 sh.
     Witn: Thos. Airey, Wm. Murray, Thos. Howell, Thos. Maning
     13 March 1749, sworn to by Murray, Howell, & Manning in presence of John Stewart, Jr., heir at law. Liber 27, folio 297

Liber 27, folio 299
14 Feb. 1749/50
JOHNSON, JAMES, Dorchester Co., schoolmaster.
     My extr., Zabdiel Potter of Dorchester Co., mariner, is to deliver to Lizzie & Elisabeth Johnson, my 2 sisters German, in Scotland, all goods found by me & Timothys Venture, in Dorchester Co.
     Witn: Thomas Brouster, Wm. Addams, Zachariah Nicolls. James Johnstoun
     16 March1749, sworn to by Addams & Nicolls.

Liber 27, folio 301
12 Oct. 1748
SPENCER, ELIZABETH, Dorchester Co.
     To son William Dean, the 20a of Turners Adventur he lives on, & on his d., to his son William Dean.
     To son & extr., Mathew Dean, the plntn I live on & the residue of my e.
     Witn: Thomas Gray, Andrew Gray, Francis Henry. Elizabeth Y Spencer
     9 April 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.


6 May 1750
JOHNS, BENJAMIN, Calvert Co.
     To sons Kensey Johns, the 200a of Mears I live on, 200a of Angelica adj., & a lot in Prince Frederick W of the courthouse.
     To son Benjamin Johns, 400a of Angelica (which I bought of Dr. Richard Johns), Johns Addition 112a adj., & a lot in s Town E of the courthouse.
     To son Richard Johns, Whittles Rest 343a, Parkers Clifts 180a, Device 75a, Darby 200a, & Chance 50a.
     Cool Spring, 400a in Queen Anns Co., on the Eastern Shore, that I bought of Aquila Johns, is to be sold by my bro. Kensey Johns or my bro.-in-law William Harris.
     The residue to my 3 sons & extrs. (under care of Kensey Johns & William Harris), Kensey, Benjamin, & Richard equ. div.
     Witn: John Beckett, Jno. Bond, Sam[ue]l Johns.
     14 June 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. Liber 27, folio 302

Liber 27, folio 304
22 April 1750
SPARROW, JOHN, Calvert Co.
     To Robert Lee, L 5 paper currency.
     The residue to James White of Calvert Co., my extr.
     Witn: Sarah Slater, David Slater
     26 June 1750, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 304
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BUCKMASTER, NATHANIEL, [Calvert Co.]
     Extrx: wife, Catherine.
     To Benjamin Buckmaster, negro girl Patt, a little chest, a loom & accessories (he to pay 7 bu. of Indian corn for it), & the bed I lie on.
     To dau. Sarah, on the d. of my wife, a large chest.
     To son Joseph, a cow & a ewe with lamb, a heifer belonging to old Upright, & on the d. of my wife, the child negro Doll bears.
     To son Thomas, a ewe, a heifer that belongs to a cow he has at home, & an old saddle.
     Witn: Sabret Fowler, James Clark.
     30 June 1750, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 305
21 Nov. 1749
BESSWICKS, GEORGE, Talbot Co.
     All my lands to be equ. div. betw. my 2 sons, Robert Beswicks & William Beswicks.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Beswicks, 1/3 my p. e. & lands.
     To son Robert a suit of clothes now to be made at Mr. Jno. Carslakes, Robert to be his own man at my d.
     The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. betw. my 3 chldn. William, Robert, & Elizabeth Beswicks.
     Witn: Robt. Hall, Harwood Reams, Jere[miah] Grasingham
     8 May 1750, sworn to by Hall & Grasingham; Reams probate in DD#7:31.

Liber 27, folio 306
18 April 1750
CONNULLY, TERRENCE, Talbot Co., Gent.
     To son John Connully, part of Kingstown beg. at the end of the E line of a tract formerly belonging to James Firbush near Dividing Crk., but if he d. s. p., to dau. Sarah Connully, but if both d. s. p., to dau. Mary Connully.
     To son William Connully, the rest of my land S of s lines, but if he d. s. p., to dau. Elizabeth Connully, but if all my chldn. d. s. p., the land given to my son John goes to James Connully, s. o. my bro. William Connully dec , & the land given to my son William goes to Henry Connully, s. o. my bro. William Connully.
     To sons John & William Connully, 10 sh. apiece.
     To daus. Elizabeth, Mary, & Sarah Connully, equ. div., the residue of my p. e.
     To the heirs of Robert Biggstand, L 5.5.
     To bro. James Corkrin, the care of my children, to be brought up in the Roman Catholic Religion.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Connully, & bro. James Corkrin.
     Codicil: my sister Sarah Cary should continue to live on the same plntn., paying 2 sh. sterl. a year rent.
     Witn: Trist[ra]m Thomas, John Corkrin, James Barnett, John Clark
     18 May 1750, sworn to by all 4 witn.


18 March 1749/50
CARY, WILLIAM, Talbot Co., planter.
     To son William Cary, part of Suttans Addition, in Banbury, beg. at a corner tree of Tristram Thomas land & running to a tree of John Goldsboroughs land Peaks Marsh & all the land N of the line.
     To son Denis Cary, part of Suttan, in Banbury, beg. at the s trees & all the land S of the line.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Cary, for life, the use of all my negroes - negro man Jacob, negro women Phebe & Easter, negro boy Jack, & negro girls Sarah & Hannah & on her d., equ. div. betw. 4 of my chldn: my sons Henry & Denis Cary & my daus. Elizabeth Sumers & Rachel Cary.
     My negro man Adam is to be sold & the money to go to the estates of Edward Cary chldn. whom it is due.
     Witn: Trist[ra]m Thomas, Ter[rence] Connolly, Jams. Corkrin, Jr.
     1 June 1750, sworn to by Thomas & Corkrin in presence of Henry Carey, heir at law. Liber 27, folio 309

Liber 27, folio 310
8 Nov. 1738
LURKEY, THOMAS, Talbot Co.
     To dau. Elizabeth Haddaway, wife of Thomas Haddaway, Barker Point, my dw. plntn., & Lancashire 50a, together 150a.
     To grdson William Haddaway, a bed & a young heifer.
     The residue of my m. e. is to be equ. div. among my dau. Elizabeth Haddaways chldn.
     Extrs: son-in-law Thomas Hadaway & grdson William Hadaway.
     Witn: Thomas] Smith, John Lowe, Edwd. Elliott, Jr
     4 June 1750, sworn to by Smith & Elliott.


18 March 1749
COLLINS, REBECAH, Queen Anns Co.
     To grdson Thomas Price, negro girl Ursley, a large chest, 1400 lb. tob. or L 10 currency, & hhold furn.
     To grdson John Price, a bed worth L 8, a small chest worth 8 sh., a cow & calf, & 2 ewes & lambs.
     To grddau. Henneritto Price, my riding horse, my clothes, hhold furn., & negro girl Ann.
     To grddau. Ruth Ellit, the other part of my clothes.
     To my 2 other grdchldn., Rebecah Ellit & William Ellit, a young ewe apiece.
     To dau. Elizabeth Ellit, 1 sh. sterl.
     To grdson & extr., William Price, negro man Pompy, hhold furn. & if s Henneritto Price d. s. p., negro Ann.
     Witn: Valen[tine] Honey, Margary Willams, George Sparke.
     9 June 1750, sworn to by Honey & Margary William. Liber 27, folio 312


15 May 1750
HOLDING, SARAH, Queen Anns Co., widow.
     To dau. Susannah Holding, my negro boy Jacob, side saddle, & gold ring.
     To my 3 chldn. [not named], the rest of my e. equ. div. Extrs: bro. & sister, William Murphy & Susanah Murphy.
     Witn: Andrew Phenix, Henry Coursey, Mary Coursey
     30 June 1750, sworn to by Andrew Phenix & Henry Coursey. Liber 27, folio 314


10 June 1750
ELLITT, GEORGE, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary, for life, all my e. r. & p.
     To son Joseph, Cloudses Hermitage 200a & a young horse, bridle, & saddle on the d. of my s wife.
     To son Benjamin, Elletts Luck, 125a adj. afs . land & negro Bristow on the d. of my s wife.
     To son George, Rollinses Chance, my dw. plntn. on the d. of my s wife.
     To dau. Sarah, Mount Hope 50a on the d. of my s wife & a bed.
     To dau. Mary Ann, Elletts Eddition 50a on the d. of my s wife.
     Witn: Geo. Personett, Daniel Willcocks, William Robinson, Jr.
     26 July 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Joseph Elliott, heir at law. Liber 27, folio 314


12 Sept. 1749
SMITH, ELIAS, Charles Co.
     To son William Smith, Stony Hills, 99a near Benedict Manner, & if he d. s. p., to son Richard, & if he d. s. p., to his bro. James.
     To wife & extrx., Vialato Smith, my lot & houses in Benedict Town, & on her d. to be sold & the money to be equ. div.betw. my 4 sons Richd. Smith, James, Middleton, & Elias.
     Witn: John Estep, Henry Lyon, Joseph Shittleworth
     9 June 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of heir at law [not named]. Liber 27, folio 316

Liber 27, folio 317
4 April 1750
MARSHALL, RICHD., Charles Co., planter.
     To wife, Mary Marshall, for life, the plntn. where I live as far as the br. that runs up by Abbets old fields, 70a at the N end of Smiths Adventer in Prince George Co., & 2 negroes, Tom & Bess.
     To son Saml. Marshall, a ewe & lamb.
     To son Josias Marshall, negro Quomono & 130a of Smiths Adventer in Prince George's Co., & for want of heirs, to my 2 sons Benjn. Marshall & William Marshall equ. div.
     To son Richard Marshall, the rest of my dw. plntn., & for want of heirs, to son William Marshall; also to s Richard, on his mothers d., negro woman Bess.
     To son Benjn. Marshall, on his mothers d., 70a of Smiths Adventer, & for want of heirs, to son Josias Marshall.
     To son Robt. Marshall, 150a in Fairfax Co., Virginia that I bought of John Middleton, & or want of heirs, to son William Marshall.
     To dau. Mary Marshall, on her mothers d., negro man Tom.
     To dau. Violater Marshall, the first child of s negro woman Bess.
     The residue to be equ. div. mong my childn. except son Saml.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Marshall, & son Josias Marshall.
     Witn: Ann Steal, Susan Black, John Allen
     13 June 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of the heir at law [not named].

Liber 27, folio 319
3 Nov. 1743
HARRIS, ELIZABETH, Charles Co.
     To son Nathan Harris, a mare, a heifer, a bed, & a 2-gallon pot.
     To grdson Samuel Cooksey Lewis, a heifer.
     To grdson Isaac Lewis, a heifer.
     To dau. Susanna Harris, my clothes.
     The rest of my p. e. to son & extr., Samuel Lewis, under whose care son Nathan is to be till he is 21, but if son Saml. d., Nathan is to be under care of his bro. Joseph Harris till he is 18.
     Witn: Daniel Clements, Bowman Boye, Joseph Payne.
     15 June 1750, sworn to by Joseph Pain.

Liber 27, folio 320
3 April 1750
LUCKETT, BENJAMIN, Charles Co., cappender.
     To bro.& extr.,Thomas Luckett, 50a of manor land adj. Quick Dispach, my gelding, a bed, my clothes, a heifer, & an iron pot.
     To my mother [not named], a heifer.
     Witn: John Roby, Elzabeth Coper, Elzabeth Luckett.
     6 July 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of heir at law [not named].

Liber 27, folio 322
10 June 1750
PYE, EDWARD. Charles Co., planter.
     Extrx: wife, Sarah Pye.
     The admin. of my father e. I give up to my mother & sister Margaret.
     The residue of my e. to be equ. div. among my 3 chldn: Elizabeth, Margaret, & Walter Pye.
     Witn: John Ensey, James Grant.
     16 July 1750, sworn to by both witn., & the widow chose her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 323
16 March 1749
WILLIAMS, JOHN, [St. Mary's Co.]
     To son Jerimah Williams, the land I bought of Robt. Hagoe, on the W side of the Indian Breege Run & 1000 lb. tob.
     To dau. Susanna Williams, negro boy George.
     To dau. Mary Williams, negro girl Bess & the best bed in the house.
     My wife is to have my p. e. for her widhood, & then it is to be equ. div. among all my chldn.
     Extrs: my wife, Eliza. Williams, & son John Williams.
     Witn: Law[rance] DeButts, Jno. Reader, John Hammett
     5 June 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 324
28 Jan. 1749/50
[GUIBERT, MATTHEW, St.Mary Co.]
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Guibert, for life, my dw. plntn., the land formerly taken up by Thos. Dinnard, & on her d. to son John Guibert, but for want of heirs, to my 2 daus., Rose & Rebecka Guibert equ. div.; also to s wife, for life, Guiberts Chance, & on her d. to son Gerard Guibert, but for want of heirs, to son John Guibert; also to s wife, the rest of my p. e.
     Witn: Roswell Neall, John Jones, Thomas Thompson.
     5 June 1750, sworn to by Jones & Thompson, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 325
28 May 1750
WOIRIN, JOHN, St. Mary's Co.
     To wife, Briget Worrin, a bed she lies on, 1/3 my livestock, & for life,negro woman Monicka & negro man George.
     To dau. Ann Reader, young negro girl Sarah.
     To dau. Mary, 2 young negroes, Ben & Rachel.
     To dau. Monica, my 2 youngest negro girls, Agnes & Gean.
     To daus. Mary & Monica, each 1 of my best beds after my wife 1st choice.
     The residue of my p. e., except negro girl Hanner in possn. of son Thomas, equ. div. among my 4 chldn: Thomas Warren, Ann Reader, Mary Warren, & Monica Worren.
     Extrs: wife, Bridgett Warren, & son Thomas Warren.
     Witn: Robert Purtle, Dens. Burne, Jr., D[ennis] Burne.
     25 June 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 326, 327
24 Feb. 1749/50
GREENWELL, JOSHUA, St. Mary Co.
     To bro. Basil Greenwell, my mare, saddle, & bridle, & my clothes.
     To my 2 sisters, Susanna Greenwell & Ann Lettice Greenwell, equ. div., The Last Shift 100a.
     To nephew James Manning, my box.
     Extr: my bro. John Greenwell.
     Witn: George Innis, James Pike, John Maning
     3 July 1750, sworn to by Innis & Pike.
     Extrx: wife, Mary Manning.
     Witn: Ignatius Greenwell, Clement Medley, Mark Jarbo
     3 July 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 328
27 June 1750
LUCAS, WILLIAM, St. Mary's Co., planter.
     To sons & extrs., Charles Lucas & Henry Lucas, the manner land I live on, div. by Accomacking or the Beaverdam Br., the S part to s son Charles & the N to son Henry.
     To dau.-in-law Ann Lucas, 1 sh. sterl.
     To grdchldn. Charles, Ann, Mary, & Matthew, & Thomas Druryes 1 sh. apiece.
     To dau. Mary Luca[s], a cow & calf.
     The rest of my g. & c. to my 5 chldn: Charles Lucas, Henry, Jean, Suffiah, & Mary Lucases.
     Witn: Tho. Spalding, John Nevit, Mary Power.
     16 July 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

. Liber 27, folio 330
10 April 1750
CHILD, JOHN, Prince George's Co.
     To dau. Elizabeth Webb, son Henry Child, & dau. Sarah Pindell, 5 sh. apiece.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Child, for widhood, Newfoundland & Orphans Gift 100a, & on her mar. or d., to son Gabril Child; also to s wife, a bay mare, & for widhood, my whole p. e. provided it be equ. div. among my 3 chldn. Gabril, Ann, & Cassandra Child.
     Witn: Samll. Brasshear, Jacob Henderson, Mord[ecai] Jacob.
     27 June 1750, sworn to by Brashears & Jacob

Liber 27, folio 331
9 March 1749/50
DIGGES, NICHOLAS, Prince George's Co., Gent.
     To dau. Eleonor Digges, all my e. r. & p. except legacies.
     To goddau. Eleonr. Digges., d. o.my bro. Edward Digges, L 50 sterl.
     To goddau. Mary Rozer, d. o. Henry Rozer, negro woman Sarah.
     To Ignatius Digges& Henry Rozer, my extrs, each L 10 sterl. for a mourning suit & L 20 sterl. for the clergyman who performs my funeral rites.
     Witn: Vincent Philipps, Alexr. Falconar, John Brown, George Maccaley
     27 June 1750, sworn to by Philips, Brown, & Maccaley.
     Codicil. Should my dau. Eleonor Digges d. before age 16 or mar., my p. e. should become property of Ignatius Digges, my bro., except L 150 sterl. to be equ. div. among the chldn. of my bro. Edward Digges, 1/10 my p. e. to niece Henrietta Waring, & negro man Tony & Cecily, his wife, & child now at Georges Quarter. If either of my extrs. refuses to act, Basil Waring is to take his place.

Liber 27, folio 333
4 Feb. 1749
MACKALL, JOHN, Calvert Co.
     To 2 sons, James Mackall & John Mackall, my dw. plntn., 2 tracts, Taneys Reserve & Taneys Addition, equ. div.
     To son Benjamin Mackall, the plntn. where I lately lived, The School House, & Brigentons Adventure, adj.
     To dau. Ann Mackall, negro girl Beck.
     To dau. Mary Mackall, negro girl Lusy.
     Tom dau. Rebecca Mackall, negro girl Doll.
     To wife & extrx., Martha Mackall & my 6 chldn. James, John, Benjamin, Ann, Mary, & Rebecca equ. div., the rest of my goods.
     Witn: John Gray [of ?] Potuxt., Wm. Williams, Benja. Mackall, Jr.
     20 June 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 334
21 June 1750
WATERS, LITTLETON, Calvert Co., shipwright.
     To Richard Hall of Somerset Co., the land I bought of him in s co. near the head of Halls Crk.
     Whatever marsh or land falls to me by the will of my father or mother [neither named] my sister Sarah Waters may have at L 25 under the value John Waters gives it with the stock in partnership with her in consideration of her educating my 3 youngest daus., but if she not incline to purchase it, Richard Waters or Henry Lewis may have the refusal of it.
     Any other g. & c. left me by my mother may be equ. div. betw. my 3 youngest daus. Elizabeth, Esther, & Dorothy.
     To dau. Sarah, my dw. house in Lower Marlborough, in Calvert Co., by the R. Patuxent adj. the lot I bought from Roger Boyce, the window glass I had this summer from England, my wharf & warehouse on the r., & the land Terra in Aqua.
     To dau. Esther, the lot in Lower Marlborough (most of which I purchased of Benja. Tasker) on the N side of the afores lot near the smiths shop, & negro man Tower.
     To dau. Dorothy, the lot in Lower Marlborough betw the lot of John Wardrop & the lot bequeathed to my dau. Sarah.
     To John Wardrop of Lower Marlborough, merchant, the part of Terra in Aqua that fronts his lots.
     The new vessell now in the stocks is to be finished &, with the cable & cordage from London, sold to pay my debts.
     To dau. Sarah, negro man Robin, my silver watch, all my salt to purchase corn, & the bridle given me by Capt. Temple Chevallier.
     To dau. Elizabeth Waters, negro woman Coby, & in consideration of negro Joe left her by her grdmother, negro man Yellow.
     To dau. Dorothy, negro man London & negro boy Abraham.
     Dau. Sarah is to have the use of all the negroes mentioned to support my children till they are 17.
     My sloop & flats are to be used to pay off debts.
     Extrx: dau. Sarah.
     Witn: Charles Grahame, Jos Harris, William Pourter, John Birkhead.
     1 Aug. 1750, sworn to by Grahame & Pourter & affirmed by Harris (Quaker).

Liber 27, folio 337
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DAY, LABAN, [Baltimore Co.]
     Eliza. Bulkley & Thos. Tudor depose that they heard Laban Day, a little before he d., give to his mother, Eliza. Bishop, for life, his negro girl Rose, & on her d. to his bro. Samuel Day; to Nicho. Day, s. o. John Day, his horse, bridle, & saddle; to his bro. John Day, a note of hand of Robert Marrs, his bed, & a gun; to his bro. Sam Day, 3 plates & his set of sadlers tools, but if he refuse s tools, to his bro. John Day, whom he desired to pay Nicho. Ruxton Gay the tob. he owed him; to his sister Hannah Day, all his books, debts, & 9 pieces of 8 to be paid to Capt. Wm. Dallam.
     Proved about 5 o lock 4 Aug. 1750.

Liber 27, folio 338
30 March 1750
OWENS, ROBERT, Worcester Co., planter.
     To eldest son, Samuel Owens, a horse Rumbow &my dw. plntn., Fellowship 200a, my wife, Patiance, having it for life.
     To 2d son, Robert Owens, a horse, the Stallon, when he is 18 (all my boys to be of age at 18), 50a of Owens Chance 100a, & Delight 100a..
     To 3d son, John Owens, Hog Yard 134a.
     To 4th son, William Owens, Moldy Hill & as much money as will make a Pennsylvania Right to it.
     To 2 daus Elizabeth Owens & Ann Owens, a 3-yr.-old heifer apiece.
     To wife & extrx., Patiance Owens, her 1/3 of my land & moveables, the remainder to be equ. div. among alll my chldn.
     Witn: Ar[thur] Fowler, Wm. Owens, David Owens
     9 May 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 340
7th day 1st mo. [March] 1750
MAXFIELD, JOSEPH, Worcester Co.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Maxfield, a bed, negro men York & Jack, negro woman Dennice, negro girl Nan, the crop, & livestock.
     To son Stephen Maxfield, the plntn. where I live, negro boy Ezekiel, & negro girl Bethsheba.
     To dau. Susanna Maxfield, negro boys Severn & Robin & negro girl Rachel.
     To dau. Esther Maxfield, negro boys James & George & negro girl Lydda.
     To my chldn. Susanna, Stephen, & Esther, when they come to age or mar., a bed & covers apiece.
     To my s 3 chldn., the rest of my cattle, to be div. by my friends Bowdoin Robins & Daniel Mifflin.
     Witn: [Capt.] E[phraim] Waggaman, Mary Mifflin, Sr., Ruth Hoskins.
     19 May 1750, sworn to by Waggaman & affirmed by Miflin & Hoskins (Quakers), & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 342
1 March 1749/50
GOGEN, DAVID, Worcester Co.
     To my friend John Melton, all my e.
     Witn: Mathew Porter, Moses Mills
     8 Aug. 1750, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 342
20 Jan. 1749
KEENE, HENRY, Dorchester Co., Gent.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Keene, negro man Frank, negro woman Hannah, negro girl Rose, 1/3 my m. e., & for life, my dw. plntn., & then for life to son William Keene, & then to my grdson Henry Keene.
     To grdson Henry Keene, negro girl Phillis.
     To grddau. Molly Keene, negro Sarah.
     The residue to my son William Keene.
     Witn: Thomas Murphey, Thomas Fargusson, James Paden
     Sworn to by Paden 11 Feb. 1749 & by Murphy 21 July 1750.

Liber 27, folio 344
3 March 1749
STEVENS, JOHN, Dorchester Co., Gent.
     To dau. Mary McKeel, wife of Thomas McKeel, & dau. Ann, wife of Thos. Taylor, 2 cows & calves, 1 heifer, & 6 sheep each.
     To son Levin Stevens, negro girl Black Bett, but she is to stay with my wife, Priscilla Stevens during her life.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. my wife & my 3 chldn.: John Stevns, Levin Stevens, & Sarah, wife of John Fisher.
     Extrs: wife, Priscilla Stevens, & son John Stevens.
     Witn: Wm. Murray, Chas. Wheeler, Ann Nowland
     7 May 1750, sworn to by Murray & Wheeler, & 31 May, the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 345
3 May 1750
HUNTER JOSEPH, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To son Ezekiel Hunter, Boons Ridge & Hunters Level.
     To son William Hunter, Hunters Dispute & the other Hunters Level, all in the forest of Queen Anns.
     To son Samuel Hunter, Hunters Hazard & Jumps Lott, where my dw. plntn. is, together on the head of Tuckahoe Crk., but not during his mother widhood.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Hunter, for widhood, the rest of my p. e., & on her d., the rest of my e. is to be equ. div. among my 4 chldn.: William Hunter, Ezekiel Hunter, Mary Hunter, Sarah Hunter.
     Witn: Thomas Priest, Thomas Glandin, Cathrine Whitby
     25 Aug. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn in presence of Samuel Hunter, heir at law, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 347
17 April 1749
MORRIS, ROBERT, Talbot Co., merchant, (s. o. Andrew Morris, mariner, & Maudlin, his wife, both d., late of Leverpoole, Lancaster Co., Great Britain.)
     To sisters Ellin Eccleston, wife of Jonathan Eccleston, butcher in Liverpoole, & Margaret Trout, wife of George Trout at Mr. Timothy Hollis , merchant, in London, L 100 sterl. each.
     To 2 cousins Sarah & Ellin, d. o. Easter Jackson, late of Liverpoole, L 10 sterl each.
     To the heir of Mr. John Grist, my worthy master late of Liverpoole dec , L 50 sterl.
     To Sarah Wise of Talbot Co., L 250, 2 silver cans, & 6 silver table spoons, & to her dau. Sarah & the child she is with L 100 each.
     To John Hanmer of Kent Co., merchant, any 6 volumes he chooses out of my library, L 10 sterl., a mourning ring, & a chair.
     To James Nicols in New Town, Kent Co., atty. at law, any 6 volumes of my library, L 10 sterl., & a mourning ring.
     To Risdon Bozman of Talbot Co., the largest of my silver tankards & a mourning ring.
     To William Goldsborough of Talbot Co., atty. at law, my silver bottle crain, silver pipe, & a mourning ring.
     To my masters Foster, Ellis, & Robert Cunliffe, merchts in Liverpoole, the pictures in their house in Oxford & a mourning ring each.
     To Capt. John Johnson, Mr. Thomas Backhouse, & Capt. Edward Barnes, all of Liverpoole, a mourning ring each.
     To Mr. Robert Greenway, L 10 sterl., & to him & Geo. Okell of Philadelphia, a mourning ring each.
     To Capt. John Coward, a mahogany armd chair, a case with bottles, & a mourning ring, & to his son, my godson, L 5.
     To Hannah Prout, Mary Markland, & Mary Lurty, all of Talbot Co., & Mary Lurty dau., L 10 & a mourning ring each.
     To the poor people of St. Peter Parish, Talbot Co., L 50.
     To Mr. Anthony Bacon of London merchant, Mr. James Dickinson, the Revd. Thomas Bacon, Nicholas Goldsborough, Jr., Mr. Samuel Chamberlaine, Mr. John Leeds, & Mrs. Margaret Lowe, a mourning ring each.
     (To a youth known as Robert Morris, Jr., who arrived in Philadelphia from Liverpoole in 1748 & lives with Robert Greenway all my lands) & the residue of my p. e.
     I desire to be buried in St. Peter churchyard, Talbot Co.
     Extrs: John Caile of Dorchester Co., John Hanmer & James Nicols of Kent Co., & Robert Greenway of Philadelphia.
     Witn: Wm. Kemp, Solomon Cornish, Hall Caile.
     1 Aug. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 351
5 April 1750
PICKERIN, FRANCIS, Talbot Co., planter.
     To son Francis Pickerin, the elder, negro man Mingo & negro girl Hannah, & on his d., to his son Robert.
     To son John Pickerin, my slaves Cambridge & Abraham.
     To son Francis Pickerin, the younger, negro girl Beck.
     To son Charles Pickerin, negro man Cuff & negro woman Jane & the child she goes with.
     To son James Pickerin, negro man Dick, negro woman Moll, & my brandy still.
     To dau. Martha Asley, 3 negro girls, Bettey, Moll, & Dafney.
     To grdson William Blake, my clothes, a pair gold shirt buttons, a large chest that was his father , & horse Knobb.
     To grddau. Mary Blake, a gray mare at Jno. Axleys & a bed.
     To grdson John Pickerin, s. o. my son Robert dec , 1 sh. sterl.
     To grddau. Sophis Allaway, 20 sh.
     To 2 grdsons, John & Ephraim Emerson, 1 sh. sterl. each.
     To eldest son Francis Pickerin, son John Pickerin, son Francis Pickerin, the younger, & son James Pickerin, L 10 apiece.
     The residue to son & extr., Charles Pickerin, who is to put a brick wall around my grave with his dec mother.
     Witn: James Stainer, Isaac Dixon, Robert Harwood.
     10 Aug. 1750, sworn to by Stainer & affirmed by Dixon & Harwod (Quakers).

Liber 27, folio 353
10 Aug. 1750
MAGRUDER, JOHN, Prince George's Co.
     To wife, Susanna, in lieu of her 1/3, for life, Bealsfast 200a, the plntn. I live on, & all the land on the S side the road to Marlborough, & on her d., to son Nathaniel.
     To son Nathaniel, Alexandria 250a, the rest of the land I live on, 126a of Beals Benevolence, 100a of Greenwood, Beals Purchase 52a, which I bought of Col. Edwd. Sprigg, & the Saplin Thickett 25a.
     To son Nathan, the land he lives on, part of Knaves Dispute, 180a of the Ridges, 50a of the Charles & Benjamin, Knaves Dispute 40a, & the addition to Turkey Thickett 40a.
     To son Zadock, Turkey Thickett 350a, the Ridges 70a, The Robert & Sarah 100a, negro man York, & negro boy Harculuss.
     To dau. Elizabeth Burgis, 30a I bought of David Wilson.
     To dau. Cassandra, 106a of Chance, John Harbins bond for 5000 lb. tob. he was to give me for The Three Brothers 200a, a young negro woman Margery, & negro boy David.
     To dau. Rebeckah, 200a of Goodluck Burgis Mitchell lives on & 2 young negroes at age 16 or mar. The residue, after my wifes 1/3, to be equ. div. betw. my 6 chldn: Nathan, Nathaniel, Zadock, Elizabeth, Cassandra, & Rebeckah
     Extr: son Nathaniel Magruder.
     Witn: Ninian Magruder, Sr., James Willett, James Maguder, Willm. Magruder
     14 Sept. 1750, sworn to by Ninian Magruder, Sr., James Willett, James Magruder.

Liber 27, folio 355
5 Nov. 1737
CECILL, ARTHUR, St. Mary's Co., planter.
     To 2 sons, John Cecill & James Cecill, equ. div. the land my father, William Cecill, willed to me & Scotland.
     Extrx: wife, Mary Cecill.
     Witn: Georeg Young, John Anderson, Peter Mugg
     Of s witn. 2 are dead & the other is out of Maryland [no date].

Liber 27, folio 356
1 March 1748/9
CUFFNEY, JOHN, Calvert Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Cuffney, for life, Bakers Fancy 100a, & on her d., to my godson William Chizzam, s. o. James Chizzam; also to s wife, the residue of my e., & negro man Sambo, & on her d., to Jane Mayners.
     Witn: Rbrt. Sollers, John Ward, Wm. Blackburn
     8 Aug. 1750, sworn to by Ward & Blackburn, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 357
11 March 1749/50
GREENWELL, THOMAS, St. Mary's Co.
     To son Philip, my clothes.
     To dau. Winefret, negro man Robin & an old bed.
     To dau.-in-law Anne Riley, a bed that was her fathers.
     To dau. n-law Elizabeth Riley, a bed that was her fathers.
     To son-in-law Bennet Riley, a chest of draws that was his fathers.
     To my 3 s chldn-in-law, a 2-yr.-old cow yearling each.
     To son George Greenwell & dau. Anne Cole, 1 sh. sterl. each.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. my chldn: Philip, Anastasia, Monica, Mary, & Raphael Greenwell.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Greenwell, & Robert Cole.
     Witn: Henry Jernegan, Ignatius Greenwell
     4 Sept. 1750, sworn to by both witn., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 359
1 March 1748/9
CLATON, JOHN, Kent Co., carpenter.
     To wife & extrx., Rose, my livestock & other m. e.
     Witn: Fredk. Hanson, Charles Smith, Sarah Brown
     7 March 1749, sworn to by Smith & Hanson.

Liber 27, folio 360
23 May 1750
WHALEY, JOHN, Kent Co.
     The residue of my e. is to be equ. div. betw. my 4 daus: Sarah, Rachel, Rebecca, & Elizabeth.
     Extr: Joseph Parsons.
     Witn: Thos. Massy, Timothy Reardon, Jno. Falconar
     7 June 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 361
9 June 1750
WROTH, KINVAN, Sr., Kent Co.
     To son Kinvan Wroth, 50a of Clemmains in Cecil Co. between Behamie [Bohemia ?] & Sassifraks near The Ponds Crk., but if son John Wroth, being heir of his mother-in-law, have s 50a, son Kinvan may have the 3d upper 50a of Towns Relief.
     To son John Wroth, the 100a of Towns Relief where I live, but if son Kinvan do not possess s land in Cecil, son John is to have but 50a of Towns Relief & the other 100a are to be div. betw. my 2 sons Benjamin & James, s James (my youngest son) to have the upper 50, where the new design is settled.
     To son John Wroth, bay horse Diamond & a chest with a Dancit lock.
     To son Kinvan Wroth, gray horse Dapple & a scallopt leaf table.
     To son Benjamin Wroth, a 2-yr.-old stone colt, 50 sh., & a cypris chest without a key.
     To on James Wroth, a 2-yr.-old bay mare & a square black- framed table.
     My 2 younger sons are to be at liberty at age 18.
     Extrs: wife, Sarah Wroth, & eldest son, John Wroth.
     Witn: Richard Coley, Healey Pell, Rachel Pell
     25 Aug. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of John Wroth, heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 363
25 July 1750
MILLER, ARTHUR, Kent. Co.
     To daus. Ann bordley & Sarah Clove, a cow & calf each.
     To dau. Elizabeth Jordine, mulatto boy Henry & the negro girl Phillis I lent her when she lived at North East, in Cecil Co.
     To Humphry Younger, a bed.
     To Nehemian Younger,, s. o. Humphry & Ann Younger, a young mare when he is 21.
     To son & extr., Arthur, the rest of my e.
     Witn: Sarah Hambleton, George Sparks, Benjamin Merchant
     5 Sept. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Arthur Miller, only son & heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 364
18 Dec. 1749
LEWIS, WILLIAM, Anne Arundel Co., planter.
     To son Nicholas Lewis, negro man Toney.
     To dau. Rachel Lewis, sorrel horse Sawney, & the residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. betw. her & Nicholas.
     Extrx: wife, Anne Lewis.
     Witn: John Merriken, V[achel] Denton, Joshua Hall
     10 July 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 365
22 March 1749/50
WEALIN, WILLIAM, Charles Co.
     To wife, Martha Wallin, 1/3 my e.
     To dau. Mary Clarke, 12 yds. course brown linnen.
     To dau. Ellinar Robins, a bed, 15 yds. course brown linnen, my cattle & hogs.
     To son-in-law James Robins, my close bodyed coat, a pair of breeches, & a coat.
     To son & extr. John Wealin, the rest of my e.
     Witn: Richd. Owin, John Boile, Wm Athey.
     8 Aug. 1750, sworn to by Oweing & Athey.

Liber 27, folio 367
17 Nov. 1748
STONE, MATHEW, Charles Co.
     To wife, Rachel Stone, for life, the land where I dw., & on her d., to 2 sons Samuel & William Stone, Saml.to have the part my dw. house is on; & my 2 negroes Solomon & Tom, & on her d., to 2 daus. Elizabeth Stone & Ann Stone.
     To son Thomas Stone, my gun.
     To son Saml. Stone, my writing desk.
     My son William Stone is to be decently appareled during his servitude to Mr. Porteus.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. my sons Samuel Stone & William Stone & my daus. Elizabeth Stone & Ann Stone.
     Extrs: sons Barton Stone & Thomas Stone.
     Witn: Wm. Hanson, Mary Hanson, John Jenkins
     10 Aug. 1750, sworn to by Wm. Hanson & John Jenkins.

Liber 27, folio 368
25 April 1747
BOARMAN, JOHN, Charles Co.
     To wife & extrx., Eliza. Boarman, for life , the land where I live, purchased of Chas. Smoot, & on her d., to son Richd. Boarman.
     To sons Raphael & Joseph Boarman, part of Colberts Hope equ. div., Joseph to have the 1st choice, & Hazard, 70a on Zachiah Swamp near the old bridges, & if either d. before he comes to age, to the 2 aboves bros., Joseph, Raphael, & Richd.
     To dau. Henaritta Tomson, 150a of Simpsons Supply.
     To wife, Eliza. Boarman, 3 negroes Charles, Harry, & Richard & the service of negro wench Ann, my livestock & 1/3 my hhold stuff.
     To 3 sons Joseph, Raphael, & Richd. 7 negroes Jane, Samuel, & James & Lydda, Samuel & William & Judah equ. div. at age 18.
     If my s wife mar., son Bennett Boarman & Richard Tomson are to be grdns. to my s 3 sons, &at age 16 sons Joseph & Raphael are to live with Richd. Tomson to learn his trade.
     To son Bennett Boarman & dau. Henritta Tomson, 1 sh. sterl. each.
     To the poor, 2000 lb. tob. & my wearing appl.
     To the priest that buries me, one guinea.
     Witn: William Hamersley, Benja. Newton, Joseph King
     15 Aug. 1750, sworn to by Hamersley & King in presence of Bennet Boarman, heir at law, & 1 Sept. 1750, & the widow chose her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 370
20 Jan. 1749
MIRRA, ADAM, Pipe Creek, [Frederick Co.]
     To eldest son, Valentine Mirra, 50a adj. that I bought of Mical Foutes,
     To Peter Mirra, 44 bu. Wheat & L 50.
     To Micall Merray, Mirras Pleasure 100a.
     To son Yoars Mirra, the 190a I live on, he to maintain his mother, & while he lives, the boy Christian.
     To dau. Catherine Mirra, 2 cows & a bed.
     To son Adam, Black Oak Hill 100a.
     To son Jacob, 50a.
     As to my p. e., the still to son Valentine & the rest equ. div. among my chldn.
     Extrs: sons Vallentine & Micall Mirra.
     Witn: Walter Moore, Able Hart Appler [in German], Valentine Winters [in German].
     23 March 1750, sworn to by Appler & Winters & 6 May 1750, affirmed by Moore (Quaker).

Liber 27, folio 371
22 March 1749/50
MITCHEL, JOHN, Frederick Co., mercht.
     To wife, Elizabeth, my still, all that belonged to her before mar., & the rest of my e.
     To bro. William joint extr. with s wife the other my e. in America & whatever belongs to me in Scotland.
     Witn: Reuben Poxson, Duncan Ogullion, Ed. Wyatt.
     8 May 1750, sworn to by Ogullion & Wyatt.

Liber 27, folio 373
29 March 1750
MONG, GODFRED, Prince [sic] Frederick Co.
     To wife [not named] & children, born & not born, equ. div. all my e. r. & p.
     To dau. Catherine, a cow & calf, & if any chldn. d. under age, their share equ. div. among the survivors.
     Extrs: Jacob Roarer, Frederick Roarer, George Michael Izrong.
     Witn: Jseph Perry, Arthur Charlton, Paul Prock [in German]
     8 May 1750, sworn to by Perry & Charlton, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 374
30 June 1750
BARRACK, WILLIAM, Frederick Co.
     To 2 sons Handeal Barrack & William Barrack, equ. div., the land I live on, Handeal keeping the part he lives on & William the part I live on.
     S Handeal is to pay my 2 daus. Catherine & Eave L 2.10 each, & I give them the bed they lie on
     To the 2 chldn. John Cooper had by my dau. Mary Eave & Catherine - L 8 each as they reach age or mar.
     To wife [not named], the bed we lie on.
     The residue is to be equ. div. betw. all my chldn: Elizabeth (wife of Wm. Case), Handeal, John, Peter, William, Catherine, & Eave.
     Extrs: sons Peter & John Barrack.
     Witn: Jos[eph] Wood, Jacob Culler [in German], Bartholomy Shoemaker [in Geman].
     28 July 1750, sworn to by Wood & Culler.

Liber 27, folio 376
3 Nov. 1749
CRANFORD, NATHANIEL, Calvert Co.
     To bro. Benja. Cranford, a black horse.
     The rest of my e. to my mother, Eliza. Cranford.
     Witn: James Dossey, Sr., John Cranford.
     28 July 1750, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 377
16 Aug. 1750
HELLEN, PETER, Calvert Co.
     To son & extr., Alexander Hellen, all my land.
     To eldest dau., Susannah Hellen, negro girl Lucy, 12 or 13 yrs. old.
     To youngest dau., Mary Hellen, negro girl Hannah, 10 or 11 yrs. old.
     To son David Hellen, negro girl Chloe, about 5 yrs. old, but if she d. before he comes of age . . . .
     The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among all my chldn: Alexander, Susannah, Mary, & David.
     Witn: Young Parran, Walter Hellen, Benja. Parran
     22 Aug. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 378
12 Sept. 1750
ENLOES, ANTHONY, Baltimore Co., planter.
     To son Abraham Enloes, my land near the head of Goose Harbour to Bay Side Old Field to Middle R.
     To the child my wife may be with, if male, the rest of my land, but if female, L 20.
     To dau. Eleanor Enloes, land on the N side Goose Harbour Crk.
     To dau. Eliza. Enloes, the rest of my land adj.
     Witn: D[aniel] Scott, Thos Jarman, Moses Galloway
     8 Oct. 1750, sworn to by Scot & Jarman.

Liber 27, folio 379,465
22 Feb. 1744
WRIGHT, HENRY, Prince George's Co.
     To dau. Mary Snowden, the plntn. & land I live on, Black Walnut Leavell, my plntn. at the Eastern Br., with part of the Diamon, negroes Tom, Will, Jenney, Cezar, & Quamino 1/3 my English goods, & hhold furn.
     To dau. Margart Wright, the plntn. & land I bought of Thos. Brooks, 13 negroes Tony, Hager, Fill, Anthony, Sue, Rachel, Cupid, Sam, Ben, Ned, Kate, Samboe, & Nabb hhold furn, & 1/3 my English goods.
     To Thomas Rigby, s. o. Mary Rigby, my plntn. & land upon Collington, 9 negroes Shrowsbury, Fidoe, Nan, Prince, Robin, Charles, Dick, Jacob, & Dave 1/3 my money in England, & hhold furn.
     Mary Rigby, mother of Thos. Rigby, is to live on the plntn. where she is settled.
     Extrs: Mary, Margaret, & Thomas.
     Witn: Thomas Lancaster, Thos. Brooke, Jr., Thomas Lancaster Lansdall.
     Sworn to by Lancaster & Brooke 31 Oct. 1750 & by Lansdale 12 Feb. 1750.

Liber 27, folio 381
18 March 1747
STAPLEFORD, GEORGE, Dorchester Co.
     To dau. Dorothy, 1 sh. sterl.
     To son & extr., Raymand Stapleford, 5 negroes Jack, Joe, Sew, George, & Tom & all my livestock.
     To son Thomas Stapleford, nothing.
     Witn: Benja. Keene, Benja. Keene, Jr., Thomas Wallis.
     6 April 1747, sworn to by Benja. Keene Sr. & Jr.

Liber 27, folio 381
3 Dec. 1749
NICCOLLS, ISAAC, Dorchester Co.
     To dau. Elizabeth Andrew, wife of Thomas Andrew, whom I gave negro girl Rose at her mar., negro man Pompe, a bed I bought of John Morgen, L 25, & the debt due me from Col. Ennalls Hooper, late sheriff.
     To grddau. Betty Andrew, Plain Dealing 100a if my son Isaac refuses to make over to her Richersons Choyce 111a.
     To grdson Thomas Andrew, s. o. Thomas Andrew, my hand gun.
     To grddau. Rebecca Andrew, d. o. Thomas Andrew, a 2-yr.- old heffer cow.
     To bro. John Niccolls, my camblett coat & britches & a vest.
     To son & extr., Isaac Niccolls, the rest of my e. r. & p.
     Witn: James Brown, Richd. Clarkson, Richd. Dawson.
     28 April 1750, sworn to by Brown & Dawson.

Liber 27, folio 383
24 April 1750
ANDREWS, MARCUS, Dorchester Co.
     To wife & extrx., Rebeckah, for widhood, the land I live on, my m. e., & negro girl Mattha.
     To dau. Sarah, the 1st child s girl brings, & after my wife d., a bed.
     To son Daniel Andrews, a gun & a pair of money scales.
     To dau. Rebeckah, a cow & calf & young heifer.
     To son Nathanil & son Marcus, on my wife d. or mar., my s land equ. div.
     To son Marcus, on my wife d. or mar., negro man Jefry, & if he d. s. p., to son Isaac.
     If needed to pay debts, negro boy Dick & horse Robbinses are to be sold.
     To son Isaac, on my wife d. or mar., my m. e., & he is to be taught to read & write.
     Witn: Francis Willey, John Willey, Comfort Roe.
     29 May 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 384
3 Dec. 1748
PERRY, WILLIAM, Dorchester Co.
     To William Chezum, s. o. Samuel Chezum, Poplar Ridge, where s Saml. dw.
     To Sarah Perry, d. o. my wife before mar., the land where Michael Thomas lives & the land where Andrew Baning lives.
     To son William Perry, the rest of my lands, but if the child my wife goes with be male, s lands are to be div. betw. him & William.
     Extrs: wife, Anne Perry, & Alexander Frazier.
     Witn: William Crouder, Thomas Rumball, William Rumball, Edward Barleyclift, Stephen Flaharty.
     13 June 1750, sworn to by Crowder & Thomas & William Rumball.

Liber 27, folio 386
1 April 1749
EVENS, EDWARD, Dorchester Co., Gent.
     To son-in-law Andrew Dagg, 40a of Evenses Chance, the plntn. he lived on, first settled byJames Clark, running towards Walls Savanna.
     To grdson Evens Clark, s. o. Jame Clark & Sarah, his wife, the plntn. with the rest of Evenses Chance, & if both s Dagg & s Evens Clark d. s. p., to grdson James Charles Craft; s Evens Clark is to be for himself when he is 16.
     To dau. Elizabeth Charles Craft, 1 sh. sterl.
     Extr: Andrew Dagg.
     Witn: Thomas Cannar, Jr., Francis Carr, Elizabeth Carr.
     1 Oct. 1750, sworn to by Cannar & Francis Carr.

Liber 27, folio 387
15 Nov. 1748
LOYDEN, RICHARD, [Dorchester Co.]
     To son Shadrach Loyden, my dw. plntn. 100a.
     To son Richard Loyden, the 56a remainder of Venter.
     To eldest dau., Mary Loyden, Buckharbour, a 2-yr.-old heifer & a ewe & a lamb & 60 choicest apple trees.
     The residue, except s trees, to be equ. div. among all my chldn.
     Extrx: wife, Anna.
     Witn: Patrick Quartermus, Thomas Causey, Sr., Charles Stanford.
     --- --- 1750, sworn to by Quartermus & Causey.

Liber 27, folio 388
22 July 1750
McGRORY, JAMES, Cecil Co.,miller.
     To cozn Richard Deleney, L 5 Penna. money, my great coat, white body coat, white shirt, & the debts charged to him in my book.
     To cozen Mary Campbell, the debts charged against her & her husband, Thoms. Campbell in my book, & 20 sh., & her old son John is to have my riding whip, & my old clothes are to be div. betwixt s John & his bro. Samll.
     To friend Sarah Wallace, L 10.
     To my sister son James Ryle, in Ireland, L 5.
     To bro. John McGrory, in Ireland, my best hat & chest & 1/3 the residue.
     To mother, Mary McGrory, 1/3 the residue.
     To sister Ann Ryle, in Ireland, 1/3 the residue.
     Extrs: Michael Wallace & James Mackey.
     Witn: Joseph Thomson, William Nelly, William Campbell.
     20 Aug. 1750, sworn to by Thompson& Nelly.

Liber 27, folio 390
15 Oct. 1750
McCULLOUGH, JOHN, Bohemia Manor, Cecil Co., planter.
     To my 2 chldn., all my effects.
     Extrs: James Bayard, James Boyle.
     Witn: Edwd. Philips, Thos. Job.
     15 Oct. 1750 [sic], sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 391
22 Sept. 1750
COCHRAN, WILLIAM, Elk River, Cecil Co.
     To wife, for widhood, my plntn. & p. e., & if she mar., what the law directs.
     If s plntn. is not sold, to sons Andrew Cochran & William Cochran, & if he does not get the land willed him by his uncle James Scot, son James Cochran.
     S sons Andrew & William may pay to daus. Agnes Cochran & Mary Cochran each L 20 when she comes to age.
     Extrs: wife, Dorethe Cochrane, & Robert Evens.
     Witn: Eamuel Coming, Brain McSwin, Robert Evens.
     29 Oct. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 392
18 Oct. 1750
CRAGE, GEORGE, Cecil Co., planter.
     To Sarah, my wife, all my e. g. & c.
     Witn: Jos. Dawson, Richard Elwood, Mary Mcguire.
     5 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Dawson & Mcguire.

Liber 27, folio 393
24 March 1747
ARCHIBALD, SAMUEL, Susquehanna Hundred, Cecil Co.
     To wife, Sarah Archibald, my e., her bed, a milk cow, the mare I received with her, her colt, & 6 sheep.
     To John Archibald, eldest son of my bro. William, the other my e., my books, cane, best saddle, & clothes.
     To bro. William, all my coopers tools.
     To sister Margaret & her chldn., L 10 Penna. currency.
     To chldn. of my bro. John Rosanna, David, Andrew, & Margaret each 1 English sh.
     To John Steel, son to John Steel, my pastor, L 5.
     Extrs: James Porter of Cecil Co. & John Williamson of Chester Co., Penna.
     Witn: Robert Hynman, John McLintock.
     1 July 1748, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 394
11 Jan. 1748/9
MILLER, THOMAS, Cecil Co., weaver.
     To dau. Martha Brooks, 10 sh. or a handkerchief of s value.
     To dau. Mary Carman, a bed & a sow I had of Caleb Carman except my wife [not named] insists to have part of my e.
     To dau. & extx., Anne Miller, the residue of my g. & c.
     Witn; James Grady, John Jones, Edward Neavil, Jr.
     3 May 1749, sworn to by Jones & Neavil.
    

Liber 27, folio 395
5 April 1746
DENT, GEORGE, Sr., St. Mary's Co., planter.
     To son John Dent, a ewe & 100a where he dw.
     To son George Dent, a ewe & 50a where he lives.
     The rest of my land to my 3 youngest sons Peter, Thomas, & William Dent s Wm. to have the part where I dw.
     To dau. Mary Armstrong, a ewe.
     To dau. Lidia Dent, a bed.
     My dau. Charity Dent shall abide where I dw. so long as she keep the name Dent.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Dent, for life, my m. e., & on her d. to be equ. div. betw. Peter, Thomas, William, & Charity Dent.
     Witn: John Hiltun, Margit Hiltun, Mary Hiltun.
     7 June 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 397
10 Aug. 1749
THOMPSON, JAMS. Jr.,[St. Mary's Co.]
     To son Raphel Frans. Thompson, the part of Addition to Fortune on the Mill Run reserving his grdfathers & mothers life therein.
     To son Jams. Charles Thompson, Small Hope, where I live.
     To my little dau., Mary Elinir Thompson, Hatfields Hills, Ferney Hills, & Whitaker.
     My land in Twitnham, St. Williams Hermitage, & that I lately exchanged is to be sold to pay debts.
     To wife, Ann Tompson, my p. e., the other to be equ. div. betw. my 3 chldn. Raphl., Charles, & Elinor.
     After the d. of my wife & my father, the mill to Raphl. & Charles Thompson.
     To the Revd. Mr. Lives, L 10.
     To bro. Francis Thompson, my rhone young mare, a cow & calf, a sow & 6 pigs.
     I forgive Richard Fining & John Bradburn their debts to me.
     To son Charles, after his mother d., the land I bought of James Dillion.
     Extrs: wife [Ann] & father [not named].
     Witn: John Shurcliff, Elizth. Neale, Phillip Greenweell.
     Codicil 14 December. Jno. Brewer may keep the rents of Prattlewell till my extrs. pay him the negro girl hehas my note for. I had no money from Smith Horsey.
     18 Sept 1750, sworn to by Shurcliff & Grenwell.

Liber 27, folio 398
1 July 1750
DUNBAR, JAMES, St. Mary's Co.
     To father & extr., John Dunbar, for life, the use of all my negroes.
     To niece Henritta Guibert, on s father d., negroes George & Hanah & Timber Neck, in possn. of Thomas Underwood.
     To John Coode, s. o. John, on s father d., negroes Nessy & Nell.
     Witn: James Dickson, John Somervell, John Guibert.
     24 Sept. 1750, sworn to by Dickson & Guibert.

Liber 27, folio 399
9 June 1750
DEVER, ASSILLA, St. Mary's Co.
     To sister Elinor Ivey, care of my son Peter till he is 14, when he is to be bound out, & use of the negro left him by his father; care of my son Thomas Little, to be bound out till he is 21; & to my neace Ann Woodward, my clothes equ. div.
     To Hannah Royson, my riding saddle.
     To son Thomas Little & Peter Dever, equ. div., my p. e.
     Extrx: sister Elenor Ivey.
     Witn: Matthew Wise, Thos. Fisher, Willm. Aisquith.
     8 Oct. 1750, sworn to by Fisher & Aisquith.

Liber 27, folio 400
28 May 1750
McKELLVIE, JOHN, [St. Mary's Co.]
     To grdson William McKellvie, s. o. Andrew & Anne McKellvie, a bed, a cow & calf or yearling, & an iron pot.
     To wife & extrx., Catherine McKellvie, my p. e.
     Witn: Joseph Lawrance, Jr., John Taylor, Jr., Henry Lawrance.
     6 Oct. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 403
9 Oct. 1750
LUX, DARBY, Baltimore Co.
     Of 32 shares of Hunting Lot, 159a on Linganore Br. in Frederick Co., whereon is copper ore, 16 to son William Lux, 6 to wife, Ann Lux, & 1 to each of my chldn: dau. Elizabeth Bowley, dau. Ann Lux, dau. Mary Lux, son Darby Lux, dau. Sarah Lux, son Robert Lux, dau. Rebecca Lux, dau. Francis Lux, dau. Jane Lux, grdson Daniel Bowley.
     To son Darby Lux, Darbyshire, 450a in Baltimore Co.
     To son Robert Lux, 100a of Coles Chance, in Baltimore Co., mtged. to me by John Cole, Sr.
     Two tracts in Dorchester Co. conveyed to me by John Pollard, John Pollard, Jr., & Wm. Pollard, Grace Reading 63a & the Addtn.
     To Grace Reading 50a, are to be sold & the money equ. div. among my wife & chldn.
     To wife, for life, my houses & lots 43 & 44 in Baltimore Town, & then to son William Lux.
     Of my p. e., 1/3 to wife, Ann, & 2/3 to chldn. & brdson, except that no part of my negroes is to go to dau. Elizabeth Bowley & her son Daniel, she having received a negro woman & boy on her mar.
     Extrs: wife, Ann Lux, & son William Lux.
     Witn: [The Revd.]Thomas Chase, Willm. Sanders. Wm. Rogers.
     2 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Chase & Rogers, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 405
3 Aug. 1750
DOWNIE, GEORGE, Annapolis, [Anne Arundel Co.], musician.
     To wife & extrx, Mary Downie, the residue of my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Rich[ard] Burdus, Pat Creagh, John Inch.
     9 Aug. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 405
3 Jan. 1748
SIMMONS, ABRAHAM, Anne Arundel Co., planter.
     To son William Simmons, for life, the 100a where I dw., & on his d., to grdson James Simmons, s. o. s William.
     To grdson William Fisher, the 100a I purchased of Matthias Clark where Martin Fisher dwelt, & for want of heirs, to grddau. Martha Fisher.
     To dau. Elenor Ryan, negro man Jack, negro boy Ned, my best bed, & my riding horse Manappony.
     To dau. Sarah Morgan, negro boy Titus.
     To dau. Martha Tillard, negro girl Pegg.
     To grdson Samuel Simmons, s. o. son Samuel Simmons, when he is 16, my gun.
     The residue of my p. e., apiece to son Wm. Simmons & daus. Elenor Ryan, Sarah Morgan, & Martha Tillard.
     Extrs: son Wm. Simmons & son-in-law William Tillard.
     Witn: Lewis Jones, Sarah Jones, James Trotter.
     15 Oct. 1750, sworn to by Lewis Jones & James Trotter

Liber 27, folio 407
8 April 1750
WARMAN, MARY, [Anne Arundel Co.]
     To Willm. Norris, s. o. Thomas, negro man Jeme.
     To Mary Elms, d. o. Ann Elms, negro girl Nell.
     To Elzth. Knight, d. o. Edward Parish, L 40 in g. & c.
     To dau. Mary Maccubbin, L 20 in g. & c., but if she d. before this will take place, to her dau. Mary.
     To dau. Ann Elms, my pewter still & the labor of my negro woman Bass for life, & if she survive her, s Bass is to be free.
     Negro man Sam, s. o. Old Sam, is to be sold, & L 30 of the money to Edward Parrish, s. o. John, & the rest to John Parrish, his bro.
     S Old Sam is to be free.
     To grddau. Elizth. Parrish, d. o. John, L 20 in g. & c.
     To Ephraim Gover, Ceach as Ceach Can, left in the will of my husband, Edward Parrish, to pay his debts.
     To my extr., Thos. Norris, shipwright, the crop in the ground & in the house & all my negroes.
     To John Parrish, s. o. John, the residue.
     Witn: Geo. Chocke, Ben Hewit, Sarah Hewit.
     26 Oct. 1750, sworn to by Chock & affirmed by Benjamin Hewit (Quaker).

Liber 27, folio 408
9 Feb. 1745/46
FORSTER, JEREMIAH, late of Great Britain, now of Snowhill, Worcester Co., trader.
     To each extr., L 10 North Carolina currency [Maryland paper money].
     To Mr. Nathaniel French, late of Antigua, but now I believe of Grt. Britain, Gent., my e. r. & p.
     The expenses of my funeral not to exceed L 5 paper currency of North Carolina [Maryland paper money].
     Witn: Geo. Blair, Jos. Yeates, Hampton Hopkins.
     7 March 1745, sworn to by Blair & Yates.

Liber 27, folio 409
12 Aug. 1750
WELLS, MARY, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     If my little baby Ann Wells live to be of age, to her, negro man Jeffery besides what her father, John Wells, left her, but if she d. before she is of age, s negro to my bro. Emory Sudler, & the rest left her by her father, to s bro. Emory & bro. Joseph Sudler.
     To bro. Emory Sudler, white servant man Martaine Roberson.
     To bro. Joseph Sudler, negro woman Easter.
     To sister Mary Ann, negro chldn. Jane & Phillis & the residue of my e.
     To my father & extr., Joseph Sudler, the crop that will be made on Broad Crk. this year, & he is to bring up my child.
     Witn: Geo. Sweeting, Thos. Emory.
     6 Sept. 1750, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 410
26 Aug. 1750
WELLS, HUMPHERY, Queen Anns Co., Gent.
     To wife, Elizabeth Wells, for widhood, the plntn. where I dw., 255a of Bath, & my p. e., the latter to be div. among all my chldn. on her d. or mar.
     To son George Wells, on the d. or mar. of his mother, s plntn. & for life, Red Lyon Point 50a, & use of negro man Dick.
     To bro. Richard Wells, for life, the plntn. he dw. on.
     To grdson Humphery Wells, for life, the 145a remainder of Bath I lately bought of bro. Richard, Pearce Land Addition 50a, & Crumps Fancy 50a.
     My son George Wells shall have the 150a of Baths Addition he lives on until my wife d. or mar., when it & The Lowlands Addition to Baths Addition go to grdson Benjamin Wells for life, & to s son Geo., my right to a pew in the parish church.
     My dau. Elizabeth Davis shall have Calebs Lot 80a till she d. or mar., & then to s grdson Benja. Wells for life.
     I have already given to dau. Mary Spry Thief Keep Out 100a.
     To dau. Elizabeth Davis, Wellses Chance 100a to give to her chldn. by her late husband, Phillip Davis.
     To dau. Katherine Cleave, for life, Wellses Park 110a, & on her d. to her son Humphrey Cleave, but if he d. s. p. or before his mother, she is to give it to some one of the chldn. of her presnt husband, Nathll. Cleave.
     To grdson Humphery Spry, Backridge 50a, but if he d. s. p. to his bro. George Spry, but if both d. s. p., to grdson Humphery Wells.
     To grdson John Wells, s. o. my late son Humphery Wells dec , Pearce Land 199 1/2a, for life.
     To grddau. Esther Cleave, livestock & a bed, to be held for her till age of 16 or mar.
     The clear part of my p. e., on the mar. or d. of my s wife, 1/5 apiece to son Geo. Wells, dau. Mary Spry, dau. Elizabeth Davis, dau. Katherine Cleave, & 1/5 equ. div. among the several chldn. of son Humphery Wells dec , dau. Esther having received her portion & I having made over land to her 2 chldn.
     To dau.-in-law Sibilla Wells, for widhood, the use of Pearce Land, where she dw. which I have willed to grdson John Wells.
     Extr: son George Wells, but if he d. before the execution of this will, sons-in-law Christopher Spry & Nathl. Cleave to succeed him.
     Witn: Wm. Pryor, V[incent] Benton, B[enjami]n Gould.
     18 Sept. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn; heir at law under age.

Liber 27, folio 415
20 March 1748
EVANS, JAMES, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To son & extr., Joseph Evans, all my land & negro man Simon.
     To dau. Mary Barnes, negro woman Darkey & negro girl Filliss.
     To dau. Rebecca Carter, negro man Jack, 2 beds, other hhold furn., livestock, a large Bible, & 500 lb. tob.
     The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. betw. my son & extr., Joseph Evans, & my dau. Mary Barnes.
     Witn: Emory Sudler, Jos. Sudler, Jr., Casander Brown.
     4 Oct. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 416
18 Sept. 1750
THOLOW, EDWARD, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To bro. John Tholow, a whitney coat, a jacket, & britches.
     To John Tholow, Jr., a broadcloth coat.
     The residue is to be equ. div. betw. son Edward Tholow & dau. Mary Tholow.
     Thomas Hampton is to be grdn. to son Edward Tholow & Henry Weeding, Jr., to dau. Mary Tholow
     Son Edwd. Is to be discharged when he is 20, & dau. Mary to be of age at 16.
     Extrs: friends Thomas Hampton & Henry Weedon, Jr.
     Witn: Saml. Blunt, Jacob Carter, John Color.
     18 Oct. 1750, sworn to by Blunt & Color.

Liber 27, folio 417
27 Sept. 1750
PONDER, JAMES, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife [not named], 1/3 my p. e., & for widhood the rest of my p. e.
     On her d. or mar., to my eldest son & extr., James Ponder, a walnut desk.
     To son Ephraim Ponder, a cow & calf.
     To John Parsons, a cow & calf now in his possn.
     To John Coleman, a cow & calf & a ewe now in his possn.
     To son Hezekiah Ponder, a mare branded H on the shoulder P on the buttock
     On wife d., the residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among 3 of my chldn: Ephraim Dawson Ponder, Margaret Ponder, & Hezekiah Ponder.
     Witn: Rd. Gould, John Sinnit, Denis Corker.
     23 Oct. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 418
9 April 1748
JOHNSON, THOS., Prince George's Co
     To Thos. Snowden, Peter Point, 100a on the N side of a br. of the Eastern Br. of Potomac, 3 servants Thomas, Benja., & Susanah livestock, & hhold furn.
     To Henry Snowden, , s. o. Thos. Snowden, a 2-yr.-old horse colt.
     Witn: Richd. Snowden, Jr., Benja. Welsh, Richard Donoson.
     17 Nov. 1750, affirmed by Snowden (Quaker ?) & sworn to by Welsh.


30 June 1750
BOND, BENSON, Calvert Co.
     To son Richd. Bond, all my land except 200a I have rented to John Lawrence, which I give to son Thomas Bond. If s Richd. d. s. p. or before he is 21, his land to daus. Elizabeth & Barbary Bond.
     To son Thos. Bond, 2 negro boys, David & James.
     The residue of my p. e. to be div. betw. my other 3 chldn: son Richd. Bond & daus. Elizabeth & Barbary Bond.
     Extrx: wife, Mary Bond.
     Witn: Jno. Bond, Sab[ri]tt Lyle, John Essex. Benson Bond
     4 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Lyle & Essex. Liber 27, folio 419



FRAZIER, HUGH, [Calvert Co.] 11 Dec. 1749
     To bro. & extr., William Frazier, all my e.
     Witn: Jno. Bond, Mark Braden. Hugh H Frazier
     14 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Braden. Liber 27, folio 420



HALL, RICHARD, Calvert Co. 12 Oct. 1750
     To wife & extrx., Jane Hall, my p. e.
     Witn: Wm. Fowlar, Mary Rawlings. Richd. R Hall
     20 Nov. 1750, sworn to by both witn. Liber 27, folio 421



FREEMAN, RACHELL, Christ Church Parish, Calvert Co. 16 Oct. 1750
     To dau. Darcoss Freeman, my part of Neaighbourhood betw. my bro. Joshua & Joseph Sedwick land, the rest of my e. & my 1/3 of my husbands George Freeman.
     Witn: Jonathan Holliday, Priscillah Holliday, Benjamin Morgan.
     20 Nov. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. Liber 27, folio 421



LYLE, WILLIAM, Calvert Co. 27 Oct. 1750
     To Ann Dowell, widow of Luke Dowell of Calvert Co. late dec , all my land for life, & on her d., to John Scott. s. o. Mary Scott of Calvert Co. dec , for life, & on his d., to be sold & the money equ. div. among my bros. & sisters.
     To s Ann small gray horse Rock & a pr. of silver shoe buckles.
     To John Scott, a roan horse & a bed.
     To bros. Samuel & Sabritt Lyle, my clothes & saddle & bridle.
     To Capt. James Hughes, my extr., the rest of my e.
     Witn: Benja. Leach, Ann Heighe, Betty Heighe. Wm. Lyle
     21 Nov. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. Liber 27, folio 422



SMITH, CHARLES, s. o. Walter Smith of St. Leonards Creek, [Calvert Co.]dec . 20 Oct. 1750
     To mother, Alethea Cook L 10.
     To bro. John Smith, my desk.
     To bro. Nathaniel Smith, a gun that Capt. Coolage sent in.
     To sister Alethea Parker, negro girl Phender.
     To nephew Walter Smith, s. o. my bro. Walter Smith, L 5.
     To niece Alethea Smith, d. o. my s bro. Walter Smith, L 5.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. betw. my 2 bros. & extrs., John Smith & Nathaniel Smith.
     Witn: Samuel Dare, Young Parran, William Blackburn. Charles Smith
     21 Nov. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. Liber 27, folio 423

Liber 27, folio 424
10 Sept. 1750
LAMBDIN, DANIEL, Talbot Co.
     To son Daniel Lambdin, L 25 sterl & L 25 currency at age 21 to buy land.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. among my wife & all my chldn. as the law directs.
     Negro woman Sue, whose labor I let my dau. Mary Haddaway have the benefit of is to be appraised in my e.
     My wife, Elizabeth Lambdin is to take in possn. dau. Sarah Lambdins share till she is 16 & son Daniel Lambdins till he is 21.
     The debts due from my son-in-law Wm. Haddaway, Francis Kersey, Benjamin Cooper, George Haddaway, Nicholas Commins, John Greenfield, Gilbert Jackson, John Brierwood, Edward Collwell, Samuel Breerly, John Harrison, John McNeall, & Rd. Mansfield I forgive, & Jeremiah Makeway debt, & I give to Phillip Sherwood & Thos. Smith 500 lb. tob. each of his debt.
     Extr: son Robert Lambdin.
     Witn: Tho [T?]Winih, Edward Elliott, W[illiam] Webb Haddaway, Ralph Dawson.
     24 April 1750, sworn to by Elliott, Haddaway, & Dawson.

Liber 27, folio 426
7 Oct. 1749
LATHAM, JOHN, Talbot Co., planter.
     To dau. Sarah, son Henrey till he is 21 & daus. Mary Ann & Rachel till they are 16 & if s Sarah die, they are of their own disposing.
     My son Robert Stapleford is to be extr. of my p. e..
     To son John, my clothes & this horse, bridle, & saddle, & that cloth is to be div. betw. him & my son Henry, & the residue to be div. among my chldn.
     Witn: Thomas Bullen, Jr., John Carr, Jr.
     4 Sept. 1750, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 426
26 July 1750
SWATLAND, MARY, [Talbot Co.]
     To dau. Jane Petterige, the remainder of my 1/3, my saddle, ring, & clothes except a cherydery gown, a white apron, & a cape, [which?] I give to Sarah Laha for looking after me in my sickness.
     Witn: P[eter] Denny, Russ[e]ll Armstrong, John Exley
     10 Nov. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 427
31 Jan. 1748/49
ROWLES, WILLIAM, Baltimore Co., planter.
     To son & extr., Jacob Rowles, Jacobs Delight 72a.
     To son David Rowles, James Adventure 200a, Willam the Conqueror 100a, & Rowles Contrivance 25a.
     To son John Rowles, negro boy Bowson & a bed.
     To son William Rowles, negro man Sango, negro girl Uiner & a bed.
     To wife, Ann Rowles, for life, s Jones [sic] Adventure 200a, s negroes, & all my p. e.
     Witn: Robert Davis, s. o. Thomas, John Sellman, Jr., Jason Frizell.
     Sworn to by Davis & Sellman 1 Dec. 1750 & by Frizell 12 Dec. 1750.

Liber 27, folio 429
2 March 1749
MEEKS, FRANCIS, Sr., Kent Co., planter.
     To wife, Mary Meeks, for life, my dw. plntn., the middle 100a of the Forest Adeen, & on her d., to be equ. div. betw. my 3 sons: Robert, James, & Theopheleus Meeks.
     To eldest son, Francis Meeks, a bay horse Jack.
     On s wife d., to sons Robert, James, & Theophilus Meeks each a bed, to son Robert, horse Crumel, & the rest of my p. e. to be div. among my 4 sons.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Meek, & son Robert.
     Witn: Robert Meekes, Saml Roberts, Aaron Alford.
     20 Oct. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Francis Meeks, heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 430
28 Jan. 1749
HOWARD, MATTHEW, Kent Co., planter.
     To son James Howard, the S part of The Adventure beg. at a white oak in the line of Standleys Hope & the SW by W line of The Adventure & adj. Mr. Bennetts land.
     To wife, Elizabeth Howard, for life, the middle part of The Adventure where my dw. is.
     To son John Howard, the remaining part of The Adventure on the SW side of Howells Great Pond.
     To dau. Susan Howard, Howards Pollicy 96a & the remaining part of The Adventure on the E side of Howells Great Pond, but if she d. s. p. before she is 21, to dau. Hannah Howard.
     To wife, negro man James & negro woman Dinah.
     To dau. Hannah Howard, negro girl Poll.
     To son John Howard, negro boy Jacob.
     To son James Howard, negro boy George.
     To dau. Martha Howard, negro girl Haney.
     To dau. Ann Howard, negro girl Pegg & L 8 sterl
     Extrx: wife, [Elizabeth Howard], to whom I leave all my children till they are of age, the boys at 21 & the girls at 16.
     Witn: Jerom Cannel, John Hickes, John Briscoe, Thos. Chandler.
     24 Oct. 1750, if son James Howard d. s. p. or in his non age, his land shall fall to my 3 daus: Hannah, Martha, & Ann Howard.
     19 Nov. 1750, sworn to by all 4 witn.

Liber 27, folio 432
18 Jan. 1749
CUNNINGHAME, JOHN, Charles Co.
     If Mary Band, widow of my father, William Cunninghame, send her obligation to pay certiain bills, my extrx. will confirm to her my right to the r. e. in Temple Denny, Sterlingshire, Scotland.
     To wife, Mary Cunninghame, & dau. Elizabeth Cunninghame, equ. div. on s Mary d. or s Elizabeth mar., my 7 negroes & the residue of my p. e.
     Extrx: wife, Mary Cunninghame.
     Witn: Elizabeth Hanson, Clemt. Theobalds, Mary Harvie.
     Codicil, 27 March 1750. If dau. Elizabeth d. before mar., bequests to her are to my wife, Mary Cunninghame.
     1 Sept. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 435
20 June 1750
HUDSON, THOMAS, Charles Co.
     To dau. Elizabeth Hudson, Hudsons Exchange 100a, where John Rye lives.
     To dau. Magdelan Hudson, the 100a of Hudsons Rest where John Hastie dw.
     To dau. Ann Hudson, 84a of Hudsons Disappointment & negro lad Jo.
     To son Jeremiah Hudson, Tabithas Lott 130a & Hudsons Synagouge 30a & negro lad Boatswain.
     To son Caleb Hudson, the 50a of Hudson Rest where Arthur Picken dw. & Harrisons Chance 80a.
     To sons Samuell & Adam Hudson, 98a of St. Barbarys Manner, 72a of St. Thomas Manner, 87a of Tanner Discovery, & Hudsons Conclusion 100a, equ. div.
     To wife, Elizabeth, for widhood, 2 negroes, Neptune & Nat.
     The lands & negroes willed to my 3 sons Caleb, Samuell, & Adam are to stay in possn. of my s wife till s sons are 18.
     Dau. Elizabeth is to take under care my 2 chldn Ann & Jeremiah.
     Extrs: wife, Elizabeth, & dau. Elizabeth.
     Witn: Joseph Hanson Harrison, William Sisson, William Wright.
     2 Oct. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 437
2 Aug. 1750
BRISCOE, PHILIP, Charles Co.
     To wife, Casandra Briscoe, 3 negroes: Rachel, Sambo, & Charity.
     To dau. Susanna Briscoe, 3 negroes: Jubile, Sarah, & Mole.
     The rest of my g. & c., equ. div., to wife, Casandra, & dau. Susanna.
     If my wife d. before dau. Susanna is 16, her care is to go to my bro. Robt. Briscoe, but if he d., to my sister Pressilla Anderson.
     If the plntn. where I live, which belonged to Capt. Samuel Chunn, be adjudged appraisable in his e., it is to be delivered to Aquilla Chunn, his eldest son, when he is 21.
     To bro. George Briscoe, my saddle & a pair of pistols & houlsters.
     To bro. James Briscoe, my surveyors instruments.
     Extrs: wife, Casandra Briscoe, & bro. George Briscoe.
     Witn: Robt. Gill, Eras[mus] Gill.
     20 Oct. 1750, sworn to by Robert Gill & Robert Yates, who wrote it.

Liber 27, folio 439
27 Aug. 1750
BOTFIELD, MESHECK, Talbot Co., planter.
     To bro. Abednego Botfield, slave Tobey, one of my best beds, 2 cows & calves, 2 of my largest steers, & L 70.
     To bro. Zadock Botfield, slave Johno, 2 cows & calves, 2 of my best steers, & L 70.
     To sister Mary Marven, L 20.
     To sister Eliner Booker, 1 sh. sterl.
     My riding blas & my riding chair are to be sold, & the residue to my 2 bros. & extrs., Abednego & Zadock Botfield, equ. div.
     Witn: Robert Goldsbrough, Thos. Bruff, Russ[el] Armstrong.
     27 Nov. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & Elizabeth Botfield, widow, elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 440
20 Oct. 1750
BOZMAN, WILLIAM, Somerset Co.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Bozman, negro man Ben & negro girl Bridgett & 1/3 my other e.
     To son Nehemiah Bozman, negro woman Nance, my mare & colt, & a cow & calf.
     To son Thomas Bozman, negro woman Belindere, negro boy Fob, a cow & calf, & a yoke of oxen.
     To the child my wife goes with, negro boy Robin, 2 cows & calves, & to be learned to read, write, & sipher.
     To Rachel Gatling, negro boy Mingo.
     To my chldn., the rest of my e.
     Witn: Joseph Gilliss, W[illiam] Gilliss, Ballard Bozman, George Gilliss.
     21 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Joseph & Wm. Gilliss & ballard Bozman, & the widow stood to the will as to p. e. but chose her 1/3 as to r. e.

Liber 27, folio 441
12 Nov. 1750
WILSON, DAVID, Somerset Co.
     To Samuell Murray, 2/3 the land, on the E side, I purchased of his mother, Esther Murray.
     To Zorobable King, the part of Clover Fields on the S side Trading Branch.
     To wife, Abigail Wilson, my right to the e. she was possd. of when I mar. her.
     To son Ephraim Wilson, Wilsons Lott, on the S side Back Crk. & Hopewell, on the S side Monokin near the had of Teaques Crk. provided he make over to his bro. Samuell Wilson the land devised him by his grdfather Ephraim Wilson.
     To son Samuell Wilson, part of tract on the N side Back Crk. originally called Double Purchase, & Col. Geo. Gale, Ephraim King, Richard Walters, & my son Ephraim are to take charge of s Saml. till he is 21.
     To son David Wilson, the plntn. I purchased of Tunstall Hack in the Indian Neck, part of a tract originally granted to Henry Smith by name of Smiths Recovery, where Capt. John Tunstall lived, & the residue of Clover Field, & s Ephraim King is to care for s David till he is 21.
     To son Denwood Wilson, the part of my plntn. where I live on the E side of a line from the crk. the fence runs betw. Dr. Thos. Denwood & myself until it intersects the old road through the swamp to the head of Mony, & Col. Geo. Gale is to care for him till he is 21.
     To son James Wilson, the plntn. I purchased of Dr. Thos. Denwood & the woodland to the W of s road to the head of Mony, part of he land I live on, & for want of issue, to my 3 daus., Betty, Ann, & Esther.
     To Samuell Wilson, s o. my bro. Saml. Wilson, the land & marsh on Broad Crk. on the N side Manokin R. & Mount Ephraim on the back of the plntn. where my father in his lifetime dw.
     To wife, Abigail Wilson, for life, her choice of the plntns. I have disposed of to sons David & Denwood.
     To Rebecka Stewart, mollatto boy Charles if she will take him for the L 10 I am obliged to her for mollatto Sarah.
     To Ephraim Wilson, these negroes: Holliday, Kent, Jacob, Venus, & Pegg.
     To Bettey Wilson, these negroes: Moses, Cloe, Binah, Dinah, Phebe, & Cesar.
     To Ann Wilson, these negroes: Lancaster, Patience, Vialate, Hannah, Rose, & Flora.
     To Samuell Wilson, these negroes: Bristow, Janney, Aba, Ned, & Adam.
     To son David Wilson, these negroes: Smith, Robin, Moll, Cooper, & Joe.
     To Denwood Wilson, these negroes: Harry, Nanney, Tom, Shomaker, Robin, & Rachel.
     To Esther Wilson,these negoes: Grace, Simon, Hanniball, Jone, & Juday.
     To James Wilson, these negroes: mollatto Stephen, Little Nanney, Little Harry, & mollatto Sarah.
     To Denwood Wilson, negro boy Jack.
     The residue of my livestock to my 5 youngest chldn. - Samuel, David, Denwood, Esther, & James - equ. div.
     Extrs: son Ephraim Wilson & Ephraim King.
     Witn: Martha Willson, Thomas Denwood, Nehemiah Tendl, William Tomson.
     26 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Wilson, Denwood, & Tindall, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 445
10 Oct. 1750
BEARD, JOHN, Somerset Co.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth, all my e. & liberty to dispose of it among my chldn.
     Witn: David Wilson, Ezbell Beard.
     4 Dec. 1750, sworn to by Ezbell Beard, only surviving witn.

Liber 27, folio 446
1 Sept. 1750
[WILKINSON, HENRY, Anne Arundel Co.]
     To sister & extrx., Marey Ruley, for widhood, negro girl Jeney & all my p. e., & on her d., to her 4 chldn: John, Micall, Priscilah, & Elizabeth, or Batty, Ruley.
     Witn: Joseph Hill, Thomas Chambers, Henry Hill.
     24 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Chambers & affirmed by Joseph Hill (Quaker).

Liber 27, folio 447
4 Sept. 1750
NELSON, JOHN, Sr.[Frederick Co.]
     To son John Nelson, 60a of the upper end of Hobsons Choice adj. his land.
     To son Bazzell Nelson, my dw plntn. with 200a & so down the r.
     The residue of Hobsons Choice, equ. div. betw. my 2 daus. Lidia Nelson & Vallintine Nelson.
     To dau. Sarah Delashmeat, a cow Straight Face.
     To dau. Elizabeth Delasmeat, a black heifer.
     To son Arthur Nelson a great black steer.
     Extrs: wife [not named] & son John Nelson.
     Witn: Thomas Johnson, Alexander Duval, Wal[te]r English.
     5 Oct. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Arthur Nelson, Jr., heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 448
27 Sept. 1750
HAYMOND, JOHN, Frederick Co., carpenter.
     To wife, Margreat Haymond, for life, Constant Friendship 150a with the plntn. I live on, & on her d., to son William Haymond.
     To s wife, negro men Sam & Cezar, negro women Jenny & Poll, negro girls Nell, Fillis, Lucy, & Cate, negro boys Robin & Sampson, & negro girls Dyner & Sall, for life.
     To son Nicholas Haymond, Constant Friendship 150a, the other part of the land I live on, as soon as s land is made over by Mr. Thomas Lucas & wife when s wife is at age to make it over; & negro man Will.
     To dau. Mary Haymond, negro boy Nacy & negro girl Candeth.
     To dau. Hannah Jones, negro girl Alce, now in possn. of her husband, John Jones.
     To son Calder Haymond, the part of Haymonds Addition that beg. at the end of the first line of Constant Friendship & lies next to my own plntn. & to go with the main road by Lawrence Owens & to ye Church Road, & my dau. Ann Haymond is to have the part above Mr. Lawrence Owens next to Mr. Alexr. Barretts.
     To wife, for life, ye Mill House, & then for the use of my s sons Nicholas, Calder, & William Haymond.
     Witn: Jno. Rawlins, Robert Ennis, William Oneall.
     20 Oct. 1750, sworn to by Rawlings & Oneal.

Liber 27, folio 450
28 Aug. 1750
WEST, WILLIAM, Frederick Co., innholder.
     To wife & extrx., Easter West, for life, 1/3 the 300a of The Three Brothers I dw. on.
     To son Benjamin, L 25 sterl or L 50 currency to be paid by my 4 sons Samuel, Joseph, William, & John.
     To sons Samuel, Joseph, & William, my 300a of The Three Brothers, they to pay to their bro. Benjamin when he is 21, L 18.15 sterl. or L 37.10 currency.
     To son John, 100a of The Joseph, he paying his bro. Benjamin when he is 21, L 6.5 sterl. or L 12.10 currency.
     To s wife Easter West, for life, all my p. e., & on her d. to my 3 daus., Ruth, Easter, & Mary equ. div.
     Witn: Heny W. Crabb, Jas Parry, Law[rance] Owen.
     20 Oct. 1750, sworn to by Perry & Owen.

Liber 27, folio 451
10 Sept. 1750
JOHNS, MARGARET, Calvert Co.
     To son & extr., Thomas Johns, all my lands in Charles Co.
     To dau. Margrett Johns, negro girl Jenny, d. o. Didoe.
     To dau. Jane, negro girl Jenny, d. o. Judie in Charles Co.
     To dau. Presilla, negro girl Judie, d. o. Didoe.
     The residue of my e. to be div. equ. among all my children but son Thomas.
     Witn: James Heighe, Ann Heighe, Martha Leach.
     25 Nov. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 452
20 Oct. 1750
BOND, JOHN, Calvert Co.
     To wife & extrx., Ann Bond, for life, the 200a of the plntn. where I live, on condition she make over Lower Fuller, the lower part of s plntn., to son Phineas Bond, & on the d. of s wife, to son John Bond, the aboves 200a, but if LowerFuller be not legally made over to s Phineas, the 200a with the dw. house go to Phineas & s son John take his chance for the lower part as heir at law to his mother.
     To son Benson Bond, the 250a of Lower Bennett I bought of Benson Bond & wife, James Heighe & wife, & Rebecca Young.
     To dau. Barbara Bond, negro girl Chimby.
     To dau. Ann, negro girl Nell.
     To dau. Elizabeth Bond, negro girl Rachel.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be div. betw. my 3 sons & 3 daus.
     Witn: Jno. Johnson, Jr., James Clayton, Hen[ry] Cowan.
     23 Dec. 1750, sworn to by Clayton & Cowan.

Liber 27, folio 453
9 Dec. 1750
BUCKMASTER, KATHRINE, Calvert Co.
     To son Parker Fowler, my land to the E of a lne from a red oake by Thos. Ireland tob. house to a white oak on a bank a little below my orchard to a br. as it runneth to the main br. of Clahaman Swamp, provided he surrender his claim to negro girl Nell to Sabratt Fowler & if he do not , s land is to remain to Sabret Fowler in lieuof a negro boy. To sons George Fowler & Joseph Fowler, the rest of my land divided betw. them with a line from s white oak below my orchard to a white oak by Samuel Peacocks, son George to have the N part & son Joseph the S.
     To son Nathaniel Buckmaster, negro boy Jacob & 2 cows & calves.
     Extr: son Joseph Fowler.
     Witn: Jno. Scott, Margret Scott, William Allnutt.
     12 Jan 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 455
4 March 1739
SMITH, WILLIAM, Prince George's Co.
     To wife, Lucy Smith, negro man Cesar, negro woman Sue, negro girl Jenny, mare Maiden, other livestock, a bed, & other furn.
     To son-in-law Joseph Belt, s. o. Benja. Belt, negro boy Harry.
     To daus. Jane, wife of Thos. Cleland, & Elizabeth, wife of Benja. White, 10 sh. each.
     To dau. Alice Smith, negro girl Moll.
     The rest of my negroes equ. div. among these children: Archibald, James, Philip, Benoni, Anthony, Ann. & the child my wife ia with.
     The rest of my p. e. equ. div. among these chldn: Nathan, Archibald, James, Philip, Benoni, Alice, Anthony, Anna, & the child my wife is with.
     To son James Smith, 100a of the SE part of Moor Plains.
     To son Philip Smith, 100a of the SW part of Moor Plains.
     To son Benoni Smith, 100a of the NW part of Moor Plains.
     To son Nathan Smith, the rest of Moor Plains, reserving to my s wife the use of dw. house & enough land for her negroes to tend.
     To son Archibald Smith, One of Smiths Follys, 200a near Beall Town.
     To son Anthony Smith, Edmonstons Pasture 315a, to be div. betw. him & the child my wife goes with if a boy.
     To son Nathan Smith, 3 1/2a near Patuxent R., reserving to sons James, Philip, & Benoni the right to build a rowling house there.
     Extrs: sons Nathan & Archibald Smith.
     Witn: Joseph Ray, John Belt, Jas. Waring.
     28 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Raye & Belt, & 5 Dec. 1750, the widow chose her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 457
22 July 1750
ADAMS, JAMES, Prince George's Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Adams, for life, 1/3 Market Overton 211a, the land I live on, negro fellow Sam, & 1/3 my p. e.
     To son William Adams, s Market Overton 211a & an equ. part of my p. e.
     To son James Adams, the other s Market Overton & an equ. part of my p. e.
     If either of these 2 s sons d. s. p., s land to son John Adams, an equ. part of my p. e., & the money from sale of negro man Posley to him when he is 21. To dau. Elizabeth Adams, negar woman Catren & an equal part of my p. e.
     To dau. Mary Adams, negar child Sarah & an equal part of my p. e.
     Witn: [Capt.] John Stoddert, Thomas Webster, Thomas Muro or Munrow.
     17 Dec. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 459
6 Sept. 1750
MILLS, WILLM., St. Mary's Co.
     To Elizabeth Barnes, the bed she lies on & 2 cows & calves.
     To nephew Willm. Whealor, negro boy James.
     To cozn. Henerater Whealor, horse Jack.
     To bro. Ignatious Whealor, a cow & calf & Joes Mare.
     To nephew & extr., Willm. Mills, the rest of my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Thos. Coode, Andrew Eaton Anderson, John Hoult.
     7 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Coode & Hoult.

Liber 27, folio 460
16 Nov. 1750
BOOTH, BAZIL, St. Mary's Co.
     To 2 nephews John & James Keaches, L 10 sterl. equ. div. when they are 16.
     To neece Mary Henwood, L 25 sterl, the best bed in the house, & a cow & calf.
     To my extrs., William Cartwright & John Burrhes, the remainder.
     Witn: James Jarbeo, Benjamin Edwards.
     5 Dec. 1750, sworn to by Edwards.

Liber 27, folio 461
21 Oct. 1745
MERTEN, WILLIAM, St. Mary's Co.
     To son & extr., William Marten, my dw. plntn. with all the land except 25a betw. 2 br., which I leave to son Thos. Marten along with my land on the S side of the brook where Geo. Beverly lives.
     To son John Marten & daus. Hannah Johneston, Elisabeth Taylor, & Winefard Woodward, each 1 sh. sterl.
     Witn: Samuel Johneston, Jno. Arthers, Geo. Craghill.
     5 Dec. 1750, sworn to by Johenston & Arthers.

Liber 27, folio 461
9 Dec. 1750
NEVERS, DAVID, St. Mary's Co.
     William Price, Jr., & Margret Cole swore that on 9 [Dec.] David Nevers, who d. about 12 a clock that night, said that he gave to John Roak a black cow, 3 heifers, a mare big with colt, a bridle & saddle, great coat, & hat, to Henry Close a red cow & calf, a young mare, & a bridle & saddle, to Jane Taylor, d. o. Stephen Taylor, a heifer big with calf, to Margret King, 2 shifts, to Margret Cole, a gown & petticoat, & that the residue was to be div. betw. John Roak & Henry Close & s Roak & Valentine Cole were to be his extrs.
     10 Dec. 1750, sworn to by Price & Cole.

Liber 27, folio 462
29 Oct. 1750
BURNE, DENIS, St. Mary's Co., planter.
     To wife, Martha, for life, 1/3 my p. e., & on her d., equ. div., to my 4 sons by her Nicholas, Ignatious, Patrick, & Bennit & to the child she may be with, 1 sh. sterl.
     To son Denia Burne, part Becquith Lodg & Jones Chance I bought of Joseph Jones, negro man Sam, my best bed, other hhold furn., & a small black horse Buton, but if he d. s. p., to son Patrick, & if my wife does not stand to this will, all my other e. r. & p. to son Denis except negro woman Agness & her 3 chldn: Thom, Jean, & John.
     To son Nicholas, 4000 lb. tob. & L 5 sterl. for a slave at the discretion of my bro. James.
     To son Ignatious, negro girl Jean, & if he d. before he is 21, to son Patrick.
     To son Pattrick, negro boy Thom & negro wench Agness.
     To son Bennit, negro boy John, but if s Bennit d. before he is 21, to Michael Burne, s. o. my bro. Michael.
     To Ann, d. o. my bro. Matthias, 3000 lb. tob. when she is 18.
     Any of the money & tob. due me from Thomas Baker left after debts are paid is to be equ. div. among my 5 sons.
     My sons Denis, Ignatious, & Pattrick are to be cared for by my bro. James till they are 21 & my sons Nicholas & Benot by Robert Holton till they are 21.
     Extrs: bro. James Burne, friend Robert Holton, & son Denis.
     Witn: And[re]w Foy, Elizabeth Vaughan, Thomas Voughan, Richard Voughon.
     17 Dec. 1750, sworn to by Foy & Elizth. & Thos. Voughan, & 24 Dec. 1750, the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 464
10 Oct. 1750
HAZEL, ELIZABETH, St. Mary's Co.
     To dau. Ann Hening, 1 sh. sterl.
     To son Wm. Hazel, 14 head of hogs, a cow & yearling, & the bed he lies on.
     To dau. Elizabeth Saunders, a 1-yr.-old barrow.
     To 3 daus. Mary Joy Elizabeth Sanders & Elizabeth Hazel equ. div. my wearing appl.
     The residue to be equ. div. among my 8 chldn: John Hazel, Wm. Hazel, Richd. Hazel, Philip Hazel, Henry Hazel, Barbary Edwards, Mary Joy, & Elizabeth Sanders.
     Extr: son William Hazel.
     Witn: Joseph Jenkins, John Moor.
     21 Jan 1750, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 466
23 Feb. 1749
POWELL, CHARLES, Dorchester Co.
     To cusen Elizabeth Eccleston, a young white horse.
     To cusen & extr., Charles Lecompt, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: John Lecompt, John Eccleston, Jr., Elenor Eccleston.
     16 Nov. ------, sworn to by John Lecompt & John Eccleston.

Liber 27, folio 466
11 Jan. 1749/50
TIMMS, JOSEPH, Charles Co., planter.
     To son Bennet Timms, 500 lb. tob. for 10 year scooling & an equ. part of the rest of my e.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah, the rest of my e. & the use of my plntn. for life, & on her d. to be equ. div. among my chldn: Joseph Timms, Wm. Timms, Saml. Timms, Charles Timms, John Timms, Robt. Timms, & Bennett Timms, & my daus. Eliz. Butler, Jane Gray, & Sareth Timms.
     Witn: And[re]w Monro, Margret Lovly.
     24 Nov. 1750, sworn to by both witn

Liber 27, folio 468
17 Sept. 1748
CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM, late from Scotland but now [of Charles Co.], mercht.
     To cousin & extr. Jno. Cunninngham of Charles Co., nearest relation I have existing, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Thomas Webster, May Harvie.
     12 Feb. 1750, sworn to by both witn., & Mary Cunningham relinquished extrship.

Liber 27, folio 468
29 Aug. 1750
GILLET, JOHN, Worcester Co.
     To wife, Sarah Gillett, all my m. e. & the use of my plntn. & 175a for 20 yrs., & if she bring a child within 9 mo. of my d., s land to it, but if not, s land to my bro. Garmon Gillet
     Extr: bro. Samuel Gillett.
     Witn: Simpson Bootin, James Burnitt, Elisha Jones.
     29 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Burnett & Jones.

Liber 27, folio 469
27 Sept. 1750
HARISON, WILLIAM, Worcester Co., Gent.
     To wife, Rebecca, my riden horse & a puter basen.
     To son William Harison, my waren appl. & 2 sheep.
     To dau. Mary Brittingham, 2 sheep.
     To dau. Elizabeth Harison, my old mare, a bed, a puter dish, & 2 plates.
     To son John Harrison, a bed, a puter dish, & 2 plates.
     To 2 sons, Rowse Harrison & Isac Harrison, negro man Sam, a 1-yr.-old mare, & a puter dish & 2 plates each.
     To son Erosemous Harrison, Rachells Lot 100a, but if he d. s. p., to 2 sons Rous Harrison & Isac Harrison.
     To son Erosemous Harrison, a 3-yr.-old black mare, & he is to pay L 4 to sons Rouse & Isac to school them.
     The residue is to be equ. div. among my wife, Rebeca, my dau. Elizabeth Harison, & Erosemous, John, Rouse & Isac Harrison.
     Extrs: wife, Rebeca, & son Erosemous Harrison.
     Witn: John Dale, Powell Pattey, Daniel Tingle.
     30 Nov. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 471
3 Aug. 1750
MILLER, JOHN, Worcester Co.
     To eldest son, John Miller, 100a of Burley at Cows Folly & 60a of The Enlargement adj., betw. Burley & Nicholas Warren land.
     To son William Miller, the remaining 160a of The Enlargement.
     To son James Milller, the lands where I live, Partners Contentment & Troy Town, he to have the S part, on Back Crk. adj. his younger bro.; also 100a of the S part of Hog Quarter, where John Nicholson lives.
     To son Fossett, my dw. plntn., the remaining N part of s 2 lands with my water mill.
     To dau. Mary, wife of Robert Kirby, a young negro.
     To my 4 daus. Comfort, Isabella, Sarah, & Rachel a young negro apiece.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Miller, 1/3 of my e. r. & p.
     The remains to be equ. div. among afores sons & 5 daus Comfort, Isabella, Sarah, Rachel, & Mary Mary being the eldest.
     To John Nicholson, 100a of Hogs Quarter, provided he build certain builldings by 25 Dec. next.
     Witn: John Pike, Nathaniell Wyatt, William Davis.
     16 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Davis & Lambert Fossit [not listed as witn.], & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 474
4 July 1750
MICHAL, SHADRICK, Talbot Co., planter.
     To sister Rebecah Boon, for life, the land purchased of Robt. Morgan by my father, Wm. Michal, & on her d. to her dau. Elisabeth, & if she d. s. p., to her bro. Hawkins.
     To sisters Deborah Whitby & Susannah Mychall, equ. div., the plntn. my father dw. on in his life.
     My bro.-in-law John Whitby is to receive & pay all debts & have the residue of my p. e.
     Witn: David Silvester, Wm. Whitbey, Benjamin Whitby.
     14 Dec. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 475
15 7th mo. [Sept.] 1750
ATKINSON, THOMAS & ATKINSON, RACHEL, his wife, both of Talbot Co.
     To son Joseph Atkinson & dau. Elizabeth Harwood, 20 sh. each.
     The rest of our p. e. is to be div. among the rest of our chldn: Thomas, Obadiah, William, Aaron, Jane, Sarah, & Mary Atkinson; if any of our chldn. mar. contrary to the good order used among Friends, they lose their part of our e.
     To sons Thomas, Obadiah, Wlliam, & Aaron, our 137a of Cottingham & Newman [50a], but only 1 of our sons is to inherit s land, & he is to pay the rest the value of their parts
     Extr: friend William Taylor.
     Witn: James Ratcliff, Sr., Stephen Ratcliff, Peter Ratcliff.
     1 Jan. 1750, affirmed by all 3 witn (Quakers).

Liber 27, folio 477
14 Dec. 1750
ROBASS, JAMES, Talbot Co., millwright.
     I lave my 4 chldn. James, Joseph, Jacob, & Elizabeth Robas to be bound out at the discretion of my extrs..
     My dau. Margrett Robas I leave to the discretion of my wife.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. betw. my 5 chldn. James, Joseph, Jacob, Margrett, & Elizabeth Robass only my wife 2 chldn. Mary & Charles Swet to have share each.
     My grist mill & saw mill, in Queen Anns Co., are to be sold at the end of the lease now held by Jacob Camply of Queen Anns Co.
     I leave my Grice Mill & my dw. house & everything on the condemned land in Talbot Co. to be sold.
     Extrs: William Thomas of Talbot Co., sherif, & my wife, Elizabeth Robass.
     Witn: James Magummery, Jeremiah Grasingham.
     --- ---- ----, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 478
14 Dec. 1750
PORTER, FRANCIS, Talbot Co., planter.
     Extrs: wife, Elizabeth Porter, & son Joseph Porter.
     To s wife, for life, 2 negroes, Will & Judah, & on her d., to be div. among 4 of my chldn: James, Jonathan, Mary, & Francis.
     To eldest son, Joseph Porter, C[o]mmersby Square 100a & negro man Pompy.
     To dau. Lucy Porter, negro boy Isaac.
     To dau. Rachell Porter, negro girl Lydda.
     The residue of my m. e. to my 6 chldn: James, Jonathan, Lucy, Francis,Rachell, & Mary.
     Witn: John Porter, Stephen Stichbury, Robert Porter.
     30 Jan. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 480
12 Dec. 1750
JOHNSON, ISRAEL, Baltimore Co.
     To dau. Mary Johnson, a silk handkerchief of a fadel color & a 3-yr.-old cow when she is of age.
     To son Thomas Johnson, my blew cloth coat.
     To son John Hutchins Johnson, my smooth-bored gun.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Johnson, a bay mare branded IE & a large chest.
     To younger dau., Sarah Johnson, a 2-yr.-old heifer when she is of age.
     Witn: Isham Henden, Nathan Johnson, Jacob Johnson..
     28 Jan. 1750/51, sworn to by the subscribing witn.

Liber 27, folio 482
8 Feb. 1749/50
JOHNSON, MATTHIAS, Cecil Co., carpender.
     To wife Magdalen, 1/3 my p. e.
     To son Tobias Johnson, 1 sh. sterl.
     To son & extr., Mathias Johnson, all my lands & an equ. share of the m.
     To my 5 sons Mathias, Simon, Jacob, John, & Thomas my m. e.
     Witn: Robert Jones, Adam Short, Jr., Adam Short, Sr.
     19 Nov. 1750, sworn to by Robert Jones & Adam Short, Sr.

Liber 27, folio 483
9 Nov. 1750
ANDERSON, ABRAHAM, Augusteen Parish, Cecil Co.
     The residue to my wife to suport her in bringing up my chldn.
     Extrs: Mr. Thomas Stewart & Mr. Edwd. Rumsey, but if s Rumsey refuse, my wife, Annaretta Anderson, is to take his place.
     Witn: Jno Cage, Frederick Elsbery, Andrew Hutten.
     21 Nov. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn; Rumsey & Stewart relinquished the extrship on 13 & 20 Nov. respectively.

Liber 27, folio 484
3 July 1750
FARRELL, WILLIAM, Warwick Town, Cecil Co., tanner.
     To dau. Cathrine Farrell, my e. r. & p.
     To wife & extrx., Rachell Farrell, the other
     Witn: Susannah Vansandt, Zacharias Vansandt, Step[he]n Gudgeon.
     --- ------ --------, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 485
10 Aug. 1750
ROACH, PHILIP, Cecil Co.
     To wife & extrx., Patience Roach, all my lands & p. e.
     Witn: Richard Canter, Samll. Bayard, Alexander McWhorter.
     26 Dec. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 486
20 Dec. 1750
ELWOOD, RICHD, Augusteen Parish, Cecil Co.
     To son Richd. Elwood, 1 sh.
     To dau. Mary Elwood, 40 sh.
     To dau. Sarah Elwood, a side saddle & L 5.
     To dau. Martha Elwood, L 7 & the bed I lie on.
     Extr: son John Ellwood.
     The residue to above s children, except s Richard.
     Witn: John Minard, John Cage.
     21 Jan. 1750/51, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 487 BR>14 Feb. 1750/51
KELY, PATRICK, [Cecil Co.]
     To [wife], Margaret Kely & my chldn.
     Extrs: s wife, Robert Williams, Archable Eaking.
     Witn: Tho Stewart, Margaret Rody.
     25 Feb. 1750/51, sworn to by both witn. & Aikin gave up his right to extrship to Kely & Williams.

Liber 27, folio 488
15 Dec. 1750
VAN BEBBER, JAMES, Bohemia River, Cecil Co.
     To oldest son, Henry, & 3d son, Isaac, the plntn where I dw., their equ. share of my p. e., negro Manul & Patt, his wife, & Will & John [,] Mingos chldn.
     To dau. Catrin, a horse or mare colt worth L 10.
     To Mary Ann David, negro girl Betts now in possn. of Enoch David.
     To dau. Ann, negroes Old Jenney & Pegg, Catrins child, her mare & other livestock, on the day of her mar. or sooner.
     To 2d son, Jacob, negroes Catrin, Sr., & Vilet, L 50 at his being of age, (L 25 whereof to be repaid to son Henry by son Isaac when he is of age), my great still & worm, & any horse or mare.
     To son Stephen, negroes Sarah & Young Jenney, Patt child, L 50 to be paid him when at age by my sons Henry & Isaac equ.
     To youngest son, Abraham, negroes Phillis & Rose.
     Extr: son Henry.
     Witn: Hester Witherspoon, Edwd. Rumsey, D[avi]d Witherspoon.
     26 Feb. ------, sworn to by Edwd. Rumsey & David Witherspoon.

Liber 27, folio 490
[17 ?] Dec. 1750
CAMORAN, JAMES, Queen Anns Co., taylor.
     To son James Camoran, a young horse, bridle & saddle, my clothes, & a gun.
     The rest of my e. is to be equ. div. betwe my wife & extrx., Johanna Comoran, & my dau. Elinor Camoran.
     Witn: Thoes Fritzgerred, I.
     3 Jan. 1751, sworn to by Thomas Fitzgerald & Edward Tobin, the latter having made the mark I, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 491
11 Dec. 1750
EWBANKS, WILLIAM, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Mary, for widhood, my land & plntn., & on her d., to son John Ewbanks & all my e. except my mare, bridle & saddle, & 2 cows, to be equ. div. among my 3 sons John, William, & Thomas Ewbanks, but if she mar., only 1/3 of my e. r. & p.
     To my 2 daus., Mary Lane & Fillis Eavritt, 1 cow each. ``
     Witn: Thos Baggs, Isaac Baggs, Wilson Baggs.
     10 Jan. 1750, sworn to by Thomas & Isaac Baggs.

Liber 27, folio 493
2 Jan. 1750/51
JOHNSON, ALBURT, Queen Anns Co.
     To son Peter Johnson, the land I hold below Dover Road on the N side Siers Addition & Alburts Delight & 12 pennies sterl.
     To son Henry Johnson, part of a tract running up the br., a sorrel horse, bridle, & saddle, & a piece of cloth at the fulling mill.
     To son John Johnson, the rest of the tract, & to John & Sarah Johnson, the rest of my movibles.
     To son James Johnson, Gluddend, but if he does not get it, each of the rest of the boys is togive him L 15.
     To dau. Margret Johnson, 2 cows & 2 ews, & the 2 lambs & gears [sic] are to be div. betw. the 2 girls Mary & Margarett
     To dau. Mary Johnson, 2 cows, & each of them [Mary & Magarett ?] a bed.
     Extr: bro. John Johnson.
     Witn: Thos. Walker, Wm. Bennett, Alexander Lee.
     21Jan. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Peter Johnson, heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 494
29 Nov. 1750
THOMAS, CHRISTOPHER, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Thomas, for widhood, my r. & p. e., & to her, negro woman Sue.
     To son William Thomas, Forrest Plains, 150a on the W side of the Breetree Swamp, issuing out of one of the br. of Tuckahoe Crk. & negro boy Ben, when he is 21.
     To son Rizdem Thomas, mulatto boy Charles, when he is 21.
     To dau. Ann Thomas, negro boy Tom, at age 16 or mar.
     To son-in-law Andrew Cox, any additional male issue of s negro [Sue].
     Witn: John Ewing, Christopher Thomas, Jr., Trustram Thomas.
     10 Jan. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 496
28 May 1748
MERIDITH, JOHN, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To son John Meridith, Tristrams Ridge, the 150a he lives on.
     To son Thomas Meridith, The Adventure 100a & Plain Dealing 75a.
     To son Benjamin Meridith, my best bed, my riding mare, saddle, & bridle, a young mare, my gun, & other hhold furn..
     The residue of my e. to be distributed by sons John & Thomas to daus. Catherine, Rebecca, & Mary, & s son Benjamin is to live with s Thos. or John till he is 18.
     Extrs: sons John & Thomas Meridith.
     Witn: Chrisr. Wilkinson, Tho. Wilkinson, Jno. Wilkinson.
     29 Jan. 1750, sworn to by Thos. & John Wilkinson in the presence of John Meridith, heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 497
22 Oct. 1750
HACKET, JOHN, Queen Anns Co.
     To son John Hackett, the small plntn. Hacketts Outlett.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Hackett, negro man Dick.
     To eldest son, James Hackett, negro man Sam.
     To son William Hackett, negro man Ben.
     To my other 2 chldn., John Hackett & Easter Hackett, L 50 each.
     The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. betw. my 4 chldn: James, William, John, & Easter Hackett.
     Witn: R[ichar]d Gould, Jas. Gould, Daniel Bolton.
     31 Jan. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 499
19 Jan. 1750
WRIGHT, AMBROSE, Queen Anns Co.
     To son Henry Wright, parts of Wright Chance, Hawkins Farm Resurveyed, & Gilford beg. at a persimmon tree near the lane betw. my land & where Christopher Cross Routh now lives on the d. or mar. of my wife, Margarett, who is to have the use of s land for her widhood; but if Henry d. s. p., to dau. Mary Ann Wright.
     To 2 sons Thomas & John, the rest of my lands equ. div., John part next to Henry & Thomas in the upper end next to Upper Deal, & Henry is to have the use of John part till John is 21, but if Thomas d. s. p., dau. Sarah is to have his part, & if John d. s. p., dau. Elizabeth is to have his part.
     To dau. Rachel, negro man Simon when she is 14.
     The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among my 7 chldn: Henry, Mary Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth, Thomas, John, & Rachel.
     Extrx: Margerett Wright.
     Witn: James Matthews, James Pratt, John Rogers, John Davis. Ambrs Wright
     7 Feb. 1750, sworn to by Matthews, Pratt, & Davis, & 14 Feb. 1750, the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 500
10 Sept. 1747
KIERAN, RICHARD, Queen Anns Co.
     To son John Kieran, a ewe & lamb.
     To son Richard Kieran, a 2-yr.-old heafer & 2 cow bells with his name.
     To dau. Esther, a bed & a brass ring stand.
     To dau. Mary a bed & a brass mortar & pestle.
     To son Nathan Kieran, a young cow & calf.
     The residue is to be equ. div. among my 6 chldn: Esther, William, James, Charles, Mary, & Nathan.
     Extrx: wife, Mary Kieran.
     Witn: John Alley, John Caige, Tho. Wilkinson.
     28 Feb. 1750, sworn to by Alley & Wilkinson.

Liber 27, folio 501
27 Jan. 1750
KNOTTS, JAMES, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife, Ann Knotts, for life, my dw. plntn. 150a, parts of Emory Rich Land & Relief, & on her d., the part where my dw. house is to son Solomon Knotts & the part where son James Knotts lately lived to dau. Sophia Knotts, & if both d. s. p., to son Nathaniel Knotts.
     To son James Knotts, about L 12 in ready money & debts due & the 200a of Knott Chance W of Short Marsh he lives on.
     To son John Knotts, a 3-yr.-old horse & the 102a residue of s land E of Short Marsh, but if he d. s. p., to son Robert Knotts.
     To son Solomon Knotts, a 2-yr.-old mare, & on my wife d., a desk.
     To my 4 youngest chldn. Nathaniel, John, Solomon, & Sophia Knotts equ. div., the residue of my p. e.
     To son Robert Knotts & dau. Mary Lamden, 1 sh. each.
     To dau. Elizabeth Rogers, a lamb & ewe.
     Extrs: wife, Ann Knotts, & son James Knotts.
     Witn: James Lane, Margaret Gordon, N. Wright.
     28 Feb.1750, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of James Knotts, heir at law, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 504
22 Feb. 1750
FINNEY, WILLIAM, Talbot Co.
     To sister Margrett Edmondson, L 20.
     To Samuel Edmondson, s. o. Margrett Edmondson, my wearing appl.
     To Elizebeth Jackson, d. o. Dr. John Jackson & Catherine, his wife, negro boy Tom.
     To Rachel Jackson, d. o. Dr. John Jackson, negro boy Jacob. To Christopher Jackson, s. o. Dr. John Jackson, negro boy Charles.
     To the child my sister Catherine Jackson is big with, if a son, all my lands, but if a dau., s lands to Christopher Jackson, s. o. Dr. John Jackson.
     To sister Catherine Jackson, negro boy Jimmy, negro women Agnis & Chloe, & negro man Ned.
     My extr. is to pay all the legacies my bro.Vincent Finney left.
     To my extr., Dr. John Jackson, the residue of my p. e.
     Witn: William Warner, Thos. Burke, Jere. Grasingham.
     6 March 1750/51, sworn to by Burke & Grasingham with the approval of Elizabeh Edmondson, one of the co-heiresses at law.

Liber 27, folio 505
13 Oct. 1748
HARRISON, ELIZABETH, Talbot Co., widow.
     To son William Harrison, negro man Will, which I bought of James Williams widow, & grey horse Dover.
     To dau. Elizabeth Harrison, negro girl Hanna, negro man Jem, negro child Pegg, table cloths, napkins, & riding mare Nancy.
     To son John Harrison, negro woman Rachel & negro boy Joe at age 21 or mar., but if he not live so long, to dau. Elizth. Harrison.
     To bro. William Richardson, one of my best milch cows & her calf.
     To s dau. Elizabeth Harrison & niece Sidney Dickenson, my clothes, to be equ. div. by my sister Sophia Dickenson.
     The residue of my p. e.to s son & extr., William Harrison, & s dau. Elizabeth Harrison equ. div.
     Trustees: William Goldsborough. John Goldsborough, & Charles Dickenson.
     If son Wm. Harison not return to this province, my bro.-in- law Charles Dickenson & friend John Goldsborough are to be my extrs.
     Witn: Gilbt. Barrow, Joseph Waite, Jno. Dickinson
     9 March 1750-51, sworn to by Waite & Dickinson

Liber 27, folio 507
30 Nov. 1750
ALDRIDGE, JOHN, Prince George's Co.
     To wife & extrx., Eliner Aldridge, all my p. e. &, for life, Tuckers Cultivation 111a, & on her d. to son Jacob.
     To son John, Pasqueham, 100a near the Sugar Loaf Mountain & negro boy Black.
     To son Jacob, negro boy George.
     To son Thomas, negro girl Member.
     To dau. Susannah Prather, 5 sh.
     To wife Elinor, the rest of my negroes: Jenney, Cate, & Valintine.
     Witn. Leonard Wayman, Leonard Wayman, Jr., Nicholas Aldridge, William Grant.
     14 March 1750, swon to by Wayman, Wayman Jr., & Aldridge.

Liber 27, folio 509
13 Sept. 1746
WARING, JAMES HADDOCK, Prince George's Co.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Waring, all my r. & p. e.
     Witn: Mary Richards, Elizabeth Sadd, Samuel Richards. Jas. Waring
     14 Dec. 1747, confirmed by Testator.
     Witn: Basil Waring, Jr., Elizabeth Waring.
     26 Jan 1750, sworn to by Mary & Samuel Richards in the presence of Thomas Waring, heir at law.

Liber 27, folio 510
14 May 1743
COLE,HENRY, Anne Arundel Co.
     My whole p. e. is to be equ. div. among my chldn.
     Extr: wife, More Cole, who is to possess my p. e. during her widhood.
     Witn:John Glover, Edward Cole
     21 Feb. 1750, sworn to by the witn.

Liber 27, folio 511
6 Jan. 1750
GRIFFIS, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co., carpenter.
     To dau. Susanna Griffith a 3-gallon iron pot & all my sheep.
     My peuter is to be equ. div. betw. my 3 youngest daus: Susanna, Sarah, & Priscilla.
     To dau. Elizabeth Marshall, 5 sh.
     The residue is to my daus. Mary, Susannah, Sarah, Priscilla & my dau. Elizabeth 5 chldn. when they arrive at full age.
     Extr: son-in-law Henry Hardesty.
     Witn: Samll. Austin, Hugh Griffis, John Griffis, Jr.
     28 Feb. 1750, sworn to by Austin & John Griffis, Jr.

Liber 27, folio 512
27 Dec. 1743
THIRSBY, EDWARD, Anne Arundel Co., cordwinder.
     To only son, Edward Thirsby, all my p. e.
     Extrs: friends John Browne, William Crandall, Abraham Parkinson, Ephraim Gover.
     Witn: John Lambard, John Roberts
     9 March 1750, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 513
25 Sept. 1750
MACKCLEMMEY, WILLIAM, Somerset Co.
     To son Whittey Mackclemmey, my dw. plntn. from the first bounder up the crk. . . ., but if he d. s. p., to son Wm. Mackclemmey.
     To son William Mackclemmey, the rest of my land adj. the land of Wm. Jones, but if he d. s. p., to son Whitty Mackclemmey.
     To son Whitty Mackclemmey, negro man Davie & my still & worm, allowing son Wm. to still brandy for his own use yearly.
     To son Wm. Mackclemmey, negro man London, a mare & colt, a cow & calf, & another cow.
     To son Samuel Macclemmy, negro girl Pasey, he & the negro girl to be under the care of s Whitty till he is 21.
     To dau. Elizabeth King, a bed & my young gray horse.
     To dau. Sarah Sassar, a bed & a mare & colt.
     To son & extr. Whitty Macclemmey, the rest of my e.
     Witn: Joseph Gillis, Benjamin Sasser, William Jones, John Jones.
     Sworn to 11 Dec. 1750 by Sasser & John Jones & 18 Dec. 1750 by Gillis.

Liber 27, folio 515
22 Oct. 1750
BOZMAN, LEVIN, [Somerset Co.]
     To bro. Daniel Bozman, my houses & my lands More, & Caset, & Woolfords Chance & the vacancy added, now called Bozmans Adventer, & 1 sh. for his part of my p. e.
     To bro. Phillemon Bozman, the other part of the aboves & 1 sh. sterl. for his portion, but if s Daniel & Philemon. d. s. p., all s lands to sister Jane Huit Bozman.
     To 2 sisters Jane Huit Bozman & Susannah Bozman, my p. e. equ. div.
     Witn: Daniel Jones, Philemon Jones, John Willin
     11 Dec. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 516
29 Aug. 1750
BEAUCHAMP, EDWARD, Somerset Co., planter.
     To wife, Neomey Beauchamp, for widhood, my dw. plntn., negroes, & stock, & thereafter, s plntn. to Fountain Beauchamp & s movables equ. div. among my 5 sons: Marcy, Thomas, John, William, & Fountain Beauchamp.
     To Beauchamp Davis, the part of the oild tract Ledburn SW from the br. betw. us.
     To George Adams, a warrant now in the land office laid on Buck Ridge, he paying the bal. due.
     To son Thomas Beauchamp, part of a tract betw. his plntn. & my son John plntn.
     To son John Beauchamp, the rest of a tract betw. my son John & my son Thomas plntn.
     Extrs: wife, Neomey Beauchamp, & sons Marcy, Thomas, John, William, & Fountain Beauchamp.
     Witn: Wm. Turpin, William Willes, Jo Madiks
     Sworn to 1 Dec. 1750 by John Marradikes & Wm. Willis & 15 Dec. 1750 by Wm. Turpin.

Liber 27, folio 518
7 March 1748/9
WOOLFORD, JOHN, Somerset Co.
     To wife, Mary Woolford, for widhood, my dw. plntn., on the E side Woolfords Crk. & my p. e., & then the p. e. to be div. betw. my 3 chldn: Livin, Betty, & Charles Woolford.
     To dau. Betty Woolford, 2 negro girls, Nelly & Rachel, a bed, & 3 young heffers.
     To son Charles Woolford, 3 tracts I got by my wife & Marget Brown Thorn, Hackala, & Jessimon & if he cannot make a good right to s lands, my dw. plntn. is to be equ. div. from the mouth of Woolfords Crk. & up the crk. & son Levin have first choice of when they are both 20.
     To son Levin Woolford, the rest of my lands: Meddow (down the neck), a tract in Damqurter, a tract in [Dorchester] Co. intailed by your grandfather, & my dw. plntn. if Charles makes a good right.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Woolford, & son Levin Woolford.
     Witn: Jos. Macclester, George Hardy, Wm. Allen
     22 Nov. 1750 sworn to by MaClester & Allin, & the widow chose her 1/3, & 18 Dec. 1750 sworn to by Hardy.

Liber 27, folio 520
5 Feb. 1750/1
DIXON, SARAH, Coventry Parish, Somerset Co.
     To dau. Sarah, negroes Peter & Sew, a large case of drawers, a warming pan, & my bridle & saddle.
     To son Isaac Dixon, negro Dinah, pewter dishes & plates, L 10 (he paying a pistole [coin] each to Elizabeth Turpin, Mary Purnell, & Thomas Dixon), & my bed.
     To son Thomas Dixon, a yoke of oxen & a hand mill.
     To grddau. Sarah Purnall, 1/5 my clothes, & the rest to Sarah Dixon.
     To Sarah Purnall, d. o. Levie Purnall, negro Esther.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. Thomas Dixon, Isaac Dixon, & Sarah Dixon.
     Witn: Tho. Williams, Ambrose Dixon, Risdon Dixon.
     19 Feb. 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.
     On the back of the will: the Testator desires that her dau. Sarah & her e. be in the care of Wm. Turpin till Isaac Dixon marry.
     14 Feb. 1750, Thos. Williams, one of the witn., swore that the testator desired him to make the above codicil.

Liber 27, folio 522
6 Nov. 1749
WEST, JAMES, Sr., Somerset Co.
     To son James West, young negro girl Roze.
     To wife, Abigil West, 1/3 my dw. plntn., Grens Recantation for life, 1/3 my m. e., 1/3 the money from the sale of my 200a on Nantecoke R. at the mouth of Broad Crk.
     To son James West, the plntn. I live on & the remainder of my e., & Thos. Byrd is to be his guardian.
     Extrs: wife, Abigil West, & son James West.
     Witn: Thos. Byrd, Thos. Phillips, Abednego Grene
     9 March 1750, sworn to by Philllips & Byrd, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 27, folio 523
20 Aug. 1750
MILLS, WILLIAM, Somerset Co.
     To cozn. Smith Mills, s. o. Robert Mills decd., my right to the land my mother Mills lived on.
     To son Samll. Mills, 1 sh. sterl.
     To 2 grdsons, Stephen & William Mills, after the d. of their father & mother, the plntn. I live on equ. div., the end next Samll. Handy for s Stephen & the end next Noble Tull for s William.
     To dau. Isbell Mills, my plough & harrow & negro wench Naney & her child Heckter, but for want of heirs, s Nan to grdson Wm. Mills & s child to grdson William Beavens.
     To dau. Jennett Beavens, the bed I lie on.
     To grdson William Smith, L 5 or a bed
     To grdson Mills Bailey, a cow or the equivalent.
     To son Jonathan Mills, my carpenters & turners tools & all the others I have.
     The residue is to be equ. div. betw. my dau. Hannah Harney & my dau. & extrx. Isbell Mills.
     Witn: Samll. Handy, Noble Tull, Mary Handy.
     21 March 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 525
8 April 1745
LAWS, ROBERT, Somerset Co.
     To son William Laws, Taylors Hill, 200a in Dorchester Co.
     To John Wallace, 1 sh. sterl., his decd. wife Elinors part of my e.
     To son & extr. Panter Laws & son William Laws, my p. e. equ. div.
     Witn: Robt Jones, Thos Jones, Benj[amin] Jones
     Sworn to by Thos. & Benja. Jones 21 March 1750 & by Robt. Jones 26 March 1750.

Liber 27, folio 526
29 Sept. 1749
BOZMAN, ANNE, Somerset Co.
     To sister Bridget Bozman, for life, my 2 negroes Dinah & Nanny, & on her d., s Dinah to niece Elinor Blewett & s Nanny to Martha Blewett, d. o. Elinor Blewett; & to s Bridget, the remainder of my e.
     To niece Elinor Blewett, negro woman Moll & Jacob, her child
     Extrs: sister Bridget Bozman & niece Elinor Blewett.
     Witn: Elinor Covington, Rebecca Covington.
     26 March 1751, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 27, folio 527
15 Feb. 1750
ATKINGSON, JOHN. Worcester Co., innholder.
     To wife & extrx., Comfort Atkinson, all my r. & p. e. for widhood, but if she remarry, 1/3 my p. e.
     On my wife remar., 2/3 of my p. are to be div. among the chldn. of Levinah Selby, wife of Wm. Selby, the younger.
     On my wife d. all my r. e. is to be equ. div. betw. William & John Selby, s Levinah sons, & my p. e. to s Levinah chldn. If s Levinah d. s. p., the r. & p. e. devised to her is to be equ. div. betw. John Atkinson, s. o. Angillo, & the chldn. of my wife, Comfort.
     To John & Thomas Outen, s. o. Abraham Outen of Worcester Co. dec ., part of Lot 12 in Snow Hill Town W of house built by Abraham Outen.
     To bro. Samuel Atkinson, part of Lot 12.
     To Thomas Rodding, part of Lot 12 adj. a part alienated to Isaac Brittingham.
     Witn: Alex[ander] Buncle, Geo. Drummond, John Hall, Thomas Peale.
     6 March 1750, sworn to by Buncle, Hall, & Peale.

Liber 27, folio 530
13 Sept. 1749
JONES, JOHN, Worcester Co.
     To eldest son, Giles Jones, the plntn. I live on, the bed he lies on, a gun, a slate, & a suite of bed curtains.
     To 2 sons John & William Jones, equ. div., 200a up in the Forrest; also to each, a bed & a gun.
     To daus. Rhodan Truitt & Neomy Sturgis, 1 sh. sterl. each.
     To dau. Naney Jones, an old chest, plates, a bed, a cow & calf, & a spinning wheel.
     To dau. Sary Jones, a new chest, plates, the bed her mother lies on, & a cow & calf.
     To 2 young sons, John & William, the rest of my [vi]sible e., but their mother shall have use of it for her widhood.
     Extrs: my wife, [Catherine Jones], & eldest son, Giles Jones.
     Witn: Wm. Aydelott, Jr., John Allen, Charles Davis. John Jones
     6 March 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & 26 March 1751 the widow, Catherine Jones, elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 532
22 Feb. 1750/1
HARGIS, THOMAS, Worcester Co., brick- layer.
     To 2 sons George Hargis & Thomas Hargis, equ. div., my part of Lane Adventure 200a., & if either d. s. p., his land is to fall to son William Hargis, & s sons Geo. & Thos. are to pay s Wm. 20 sh. each when they come of age.
     To son George Hargis my hand mill stones & a gold ring.
     To son Thomas Hargis, my gun.
     To dau.in-law Sarah Watson, 10 sh.
     To son William Hargis, L 5, & s son George is to live with his mother till he is 21.
     To wife & extrx., Margaret, for widhood, the rest of my e., & afterward to be div. betw. her & her daus.: Thamar, Polley, & Leah.
     Witn: Charles Mooney, Uriah Watson, Mary Watson.
     8 March 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 27, folio 533
30 Jan. 1751
MARSHALL, ISAAC, [Worcester Co.]
     To wife, Sarah Marshall, for life, 1/3 my lands, 3 negroes Dinah, Dick, & Filer the best bed, mare Blaz, & other livestock.
     To son John Marshall, the plntn. I live on, part of Deel, St. Lawrence , & Marshalls Addition, on a main run of Fork Branch that runs betw. where Elizabeth Bishop lived & the house where Charles Marchment lived, 2 negroes, Will & Tom, a bed, my tobacco screw (he letting his mother use it for prizing her own tob.), mare Pleasure, the large yoke of oxen, & other livestock.
     To dau. Sarah Marshall, 25 pistoles
     To dau. Rachel Marshall, negro girl Juda, 8 head of cattle, a bed, a horse, & a side saddle.
     To dau. Elizabeth Marshall, negro girl Rose, a bed, 8 head of cattle, a horse & side saddle, & if s Rose d. of her sickness, L 30.
     To son Isaac Marshall, parts of Deel & St. Lawrence , on the other side of Fork Branch, negro woman Floria, a bed, 8 head of cattle, the horse he called his own, & the saddle that was my son Levan dec .
     To dau. Leah Marshall, negro boy Able, the first of s Floria increase (if any), a bed, 8 head of cattle, a bay mare & side saddle.
     What money is left is to be equ. div. among wife, Sarah, sons John & Isaac, & daus. Rachel, Elizabeth, & Leah Marshall.
     The residue is to be equ. div. among s wife & 8 chldn: Sophia Evans, Sarah Marshall, John Marshall, Tabitha Nottingham, Rachel, Elizabeth, Isaac, & Leah Marshall.
     Extrs: wife, Sarah Marshall, & son John Marshall.
     Witn: Ephraim Heather, Richard Blizard, Majer Hudson.
     8 March 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & 22 March 1750, the widow stood to he will.

Liber 27, folio 536
23 Feb. 1750
QUINTON, PHILIP, Worcester Co.
     To wife, Ansle, for life, the plntn. I live on & Carters Lodge 200a & negroes Peter, Old Janey, Fillis, Abraham, & Abell.
     To wife grdau., Usar Nelson, a little negro girl, Hanah, & a bed.
     To son Dixon Quinton, on my wife d., all my land, negro boy Bob, my still, & the hand mill.
     To dau. Mary, negro girl Nice.
     To dau. Sarah Adams, negro boy Durram.
     To dau. Abigail Hall, negro girl Jenny.
     Witn: James Burnett, Moses Mills.
     21 March 1750, sworn to by both witn, & the widow, Ansley Quinton, elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 537
31 Dec. 1750
WALTON, WILLIAM, Worcester Co.
     To son Fisher Walton, all my land, negro Joshua, my water mill stones.
     To dau. Martha, 2 negro boys, Jacob & Dolby, & a good bed when she is 16.
     My wife, Barshaba, shall not be molested by son Fisher during her widhood & [to wife ?] negro woman Dinah.
     My sister Elizabeth Walton may make her home at my house for her single life unmolested.
     Witn: Neh[emiah] Holland, William Selby, Hazard Ardis
     25 March 1750, sworn to by all 3 witn., & 26 March 1750, the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 27, folio 538
27 Jan. 1751
ROUSBY, JOHN, Calvert Co.
     To wife & extrx., Ann Rousby, who is to have the care of my dau. Elizabeth, my p. e.
     The residue of my e. r. & p. to dau. Elizabeth Rousby, but if she d. s. p., my s wife may have, for life, use of the plntn. where Richard Bennett, Esq., dw. & d., & my 2 nephews, John & Richard Barnes, s. o. Mayr. Abr. Barnes, are to have my r. e. & my p. e., equ. div., & my 2 nieces, chldn. of Mayr. Robert Jentr. Henry, my r. e. & my p. e.
     Witn: [James] Somervill, James S. Clairs, Philip Parran, Young Parran.
     8 Feb. 1750, sworn to by Philip & Young Parran & James S. Clair, & 11 March 1750, the Extrx. accepted the devise of the p. e. but elected her 1/3 the land.

Liber 27, folio 540
26 Aug. 1745
OSBORNE, JOHN, Prince George's Co., planter.
     To son William Osborn, my land Truclebed Cuckold.
     To son John Osborn, the other & to s William & John, my p. e., equ. div.
     Witn: Peter Parker, Robert Reddell, Frances Piles, Jr., James Makew
     6 April 1751, sworn to by Reddell, Piles, & Mahew.


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