Abstracts of Wills
by Carson Gibb

abstracted from
PREROGATIVE COURT
(Wills)
MSA S538
Liber 29
1753-1755

Introduction and abbreviations list

Liber 29, folio 1.
2 Oct. 1753
NICHOLS, JEREMIAH, Talbot Co.
     To wife & extrx., Deborah Nicols, for life, the lands where I dw., Rechmond & Rechmonds Addition, & on her d., to son Henry.
     To son James, my part of Partnership, in Tuckahoe, Queen Anns Co.
     To son Jeremiah, Betsyís Chance, Stevensís Plains, Nobles Addition, & Planters Delight, near the br. of Wye R.
     My extrx. & my bro. William Nicols are to compare my obligations with my books to avoid any unnecessary suits.
     Síd Partnership, on Tuckahoe Crk., which my late father, Mr. Henry Nichols held . . . . My bro. Jonathan Nicols . . . .
     Witn: Hep. Murray, Willm. Nichols, Thos. Stevens, Jr.
     20 Nov. past, sworn to by Nichols & Stevens in presence of Henry Nichols, heir at law.
     Codicil. To the Charity Working School of St. Peterís Parish, L 5 sterl. besides the L 6 I have already subscribed.
    7 Oct. 1753.
    Witn: James Tilghman, James Lloyd Chamberlaine, Wm. Nicols.
     20 Nov. past sworn to by Nicols, 20 Nov. 1753,  the widow stood to the will, & 5 Dec. 1753 sworn to by Tilghman.

Liber 29, folio 4.
4 Oct 1753
[PARROTT, WILLIAM, Talbot Co.]
     Kenney McKennis, planter, age 20 yrs. & Thomas Sherwood, joyner, age 22 yrs., both of Talbot Co., deposed separately that on 4 Oct. 1753 William Parrot, since decíd, declared that in case he did not live to make a written will, he bequeathed to his wife, Penelope Parrott, his riding horse, to his son Thomas Parrott his young bay horse & saddle, & to his son William Parrott his watch, & the rest of his e. to be equ. div. among his chldn. [not named], naming them one by one, & this deponent was called upon by the decíd to be a witn. to his will.
     Sworn to 14 Nov. 1753.

Liber 29, folio 5.
--- Oct. 1753
HALL, ROBERT, Talbot Co., Gent.
     To my 2 sons, John Hall & Robert Hall, equ. div., all my lands, those on the W side the br. to síd John & those on the E to síd Robert.
     The residue of my p. e., equ. div., to my 4 chldn: Sarah Staiwner, John Hall, Robert Hall, & Ann Hall..
     To wife & extrx., Sarah, 1/3 my lands for life, the other 2/3 during my sons minority, 1/3 my p. e., my riding chair & my bay horse Spark & the other 2/3 until my chldn. come of age, except d. au. Sarahís part.
     Witn: Wm. Trippe, Wo[olman] Gibson, Mary Robinson.
     20 Nov. 1753, sworn to by all 3 witn., the heir at law, being an infant, was not present, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 6.
17 April 1751
HUNGERFORD, JOHN, Calvert Co.
     To Sarah eldest d. o. my bro. Edmond Hungerfod, negro boy Tom & the 36a I bought of Wm. Sharplis.
     To Rebecca, youngest d. o. my bro. Edmond Hungerford, negro girl Nan & L 5 sterl.
     To bro. benjamin Hungerford, he 100a of Elton Head Manner Thomas Simmons dw. on, but if síd bro. d. s. p., to John Claus son Edmond.
     To sister Hellen Hellen, the bed I lie on, a pewter dish, & 4 plates.
     To Edmond, s. o. my sister Susana Hellen, L 5.
     To the chldn. John Claus had by my sister Hannah Ė Sarah, Christian, James, Elizabeth, Edmond, & Hannah - equ. div., the residue.
     Extr: bro. Benjamin Hungerford.
     Witn: C[harles] Claggett, Wm. Day, Nathl. Clagett.
     21 Nov. 1751, sworn to by all 3 witn.
     See Benja. Hungerfordís renunciation of the extrship fol. 105, [this] liber.

Liber 29, folio 8.
8 Oct. 1753
BEALL, BAZILL, Frederick Co., innholder
     To wife, Lucy Beall, 63a of Hamilton Industry, for life, to be laid out to include tob. house & dw. house.
     To sons Alpheus & Hezekiah, , equ. div., 100a of Hamilton Industry.
     To dau. Maxamilla, Archabalds Lott 100a, on Copl.Johnís Run.
     To síd wife & extr., Lucy Beall, 1/3 my p. e., & the remaining 2/3 equ. div. among my 3 chldn., Alpheus, Hezekiah, & Maxamilla Beall.
     Witn: Alexr. Beall, Joseph Belt, Esther Belt.
     22 Nov. 1753, sworn to by Alexr. Beall & Joseph Belt.

Liber 29, folio 9.
21 June 1753
PEIRPOINT, JOHN, Frederick Co.
     To 3 sons, Samel, John, & Henry Peirpoint, equ. div., 252a, the eldest to have 1st choice, & a bed to each.
     To dau. Ann Peirpoint, negro boy Tom.
     To dau. Rachel Peirpoint, negro boy Daniel, to be bound to síd Ann & Rachel till then are 25, & their motherís clothes equ. div.
     My negro man Tom shall serve either of my 2 extrs, the produce of his labor to be equ. div. among síd 3 sons, & after 4 yrs. he is to be set free.
     Extrs: bros. Henry Peirpoint & Joseph Peirpoint.
     Witn: Richard Richardson, Fran[ci]s Peirpoint, James Mankin.
     9 Aug/ 1753, affirmed by all 3 witn. (Quakers).

Liber 29, folio 11.
26 Feb. 1750/1
KENNEDY, JOHN, Frederick Co.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth, 1/3 my e. as the law directs.
     To son Daniel Kennedy, 50a of Dublin next Lukes Cabin Br.
     To son Francis, 50a of síd tract next the plntn of John Cook.
     To 2 sons John & Thomas, the plntn I dw. on, the remainder of síd Dublin, equ. div.
     To 4 sons Ė James Pierce, Butler, Joseph, & Hugh Ė equ. div. my p. e.
     Witn: David Linn, Daniel Veers, William Cahill.
     21 Nov. 1753, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 11.
30 April 1753
[MOORE, JOHN, Dorchester Co.]
     To dau. Lusana Moor, Morrs Meddow 10a.
     To dau. Susina, a heifer yearling till she is 16.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Moor, & son Thomas Moor.
     Witn: Humphrey Hubbert, John Mackcallester, David Maccallister.
     1 Dec. 1753, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 12.
19 Oct. 1753
CAUSEEN, WILLIAM, Charles Co.
     My body is to be buried at our burial place beside my father.
     To John Annis, 2000 lb. tob., 1000 for fetching the child from John Vinsman & 1000 for the childís education.
     Grdns. to my 2 síd bros. & extrs: Mr. William Sands & Mr. Roger Smith.
     Witn: Wm. Neall, Thos. Hu[ssey] Luckett, Thos. Sanders.
     22 Oct. 1753, sworn to by Neall & Luckett; the heir at law, being a minor, not present.

Liber 29, folio 14.
26 Sept. 1753
PRICE, RICHARD, Charles Co.
     To wife, Cathorine Price, negro woman Jenney, & for life, mulatto boy Peter, the livestock, & crops of corn & tob.
     To son William Price, negro Sam, negro boy Charles, a  gray horse, a new saddle, my clothes, & on my wifeís d., mulatto Peter.
     To my extrs., wife, Cathorine Price, & son Wm. Price, the reidue equ. div.
     Witn: John Elgin, Elezabeth Barker, Alexander McLeod.
     5 Nov. 1753, sworn to by Elgin & McLeod in presence of Wm. Price, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 15.
26 Sept. 1753
HULSE, JAMES, [St. Maryís Co.]
     To son Luke Barber Hulse, a heifer & my part of Westham.
     All my other childn., male & female heirs, are to be cut off with what the lw allows.
     To wife & extrx., Caterene, the residue.
     Witn: Philip Locke, Thomas Brawdey, Giles Hill, Jr.
     7 Feb. 1752, sworn to by Brawdey & Hill.
     6 Nov. 1763, sworn to by Hill.

Liber 29, folio 16.
19 Oct. 1753
GRANGER, JOHN, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife, Martha, for life,  all my land & houses, & on her d., to son-in-law Benjamin Blunt.
     To s'd son-in-law, a negro my extrs. think fit to part with.
     To s'd wife & extrx., 2 choice negroes & the residue.
     Witn: Sem[uel] Blunt, Methuselah Mead, Elizabeth Daws.
     28 Nov. 1753, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 18.
3 Sept. 1742
BRADFORD, JOHN, Worcester Co.
     To wife Margrett, all my m.except 3 pewter dishes - she & my son William to be extrs - of my m.
     To son Nathaniel, part of St. Martains Desartson the S side Joseph Jounes Rd. & a pewter dish.
     To son Wm., part of St. Martins Desart on the N side Joseph Jounes Rd., & the div. betw. sons Wm. & John is to be the br., & to son Wm. a pewter dish.
     To son John, part of the s'd 100a where I live, Johns Lott 50a, & a pewter dish.
     On my wife's d. all my g. & c. are to be div. among my 8 daus. [not named].
     Witn: Robert Rothbone, George Jarman, both of whom, according to a note, d. before the testator.
     5 Oct 1753, sworn to by William Bradford.
     Deposition of Joseph Jones, of full age, regarding John Bradford's account, over 12 yrs before, of the divisions betw. his sons' lands.
     Deposition of Rebecca Smith, of full age, regarding the drafting (by Robert Rathbone) & execution of the will of John Bradford, her father, 9 or 10 yrs. before.
     Deposition of John Holloway, Jr., of full age, & according to Wm. Bradford, too near of kin to be a witn of the will, regarding the drafting & execution of the will of John Bradford about 10 yrs before.

Liber 29, folio 20.
31 July 1753
PARREMORE, RICHARD, Worcester Co., taylor.
     To wife & extr., Rachel Parremore, for widhood, all e.
     Witn: Wm. Hayman, Solomon Parremore, James Hayman.
     14 Sept. 1753, sworn to by Wm. Haymand & Solomon Parremore.

Liber 29, folio 21.
31 Oct. 1752
FOOKES, BENJAMIN, Stepney Parish, Worcester Co.
     To eldest son, William Fookes, Long Acor 100a, where he lives.
     To wife, Mary, for widhood, my dw. plntn., 120a of Long Acor,(the remainder belonging to Isaac Robet) & negro girl Tamer.
     To son James Fookes, on the d. or mar.of his mother, my s'd dw. plntn., on condition he pay his bro. Thomas Fookes, at age 25, L 20.
     To son Jonathan Fookes, negro boy Symon.
     To son Daniel Fookes, negro boy Nero.
     To dau. Alce Fookes & son Thomas Fookes when he comes to age, each L 10.
     To youngest dau., Hickman Booth, [on my wife's d. or mar.], negro girl Tamer.
     The residue is to be equ. div. among my 10 chldn: Comfortt, William, Abigaill, Alce, Jonathan, Sabrough, Daniel, James, Thomas, & Hickman Fookes.
     Extrs: wife, Mary, & son Jonathan.
     Witn: Robert Chambers, Stephn Roach, Joshua Porter.
     8 Nov. 1753, sworn to by all 3 witn.
     Codicil, 10 June 1753. My debts may be paid out of my crop of corn now growing & the rest to be apprd. in my e. except what will maintain my wife & 3 youngest chldn. till the next crop be made. My friends Stephen Roach & Jonathan Cathell are to be ttees. to look after my 3 sons, Daniel, James, & Thomas Fookes. Son Daniel, after the present crop is finished, may be bound out as he chooses, & my 2 youngest sons, James & Thomas, may live with their mother while they come to age.
     8 Nov. 1753, sworn to by both witn., Joseph Porter & Stephen Roach.
     9 Nov. 1753, Mary Fookes, the widow, stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 23.
13 Oct. 1753
CRAPPER, EBONEZER, Worcester Co.
     To wife & extr., Easther Crapper, my riding horse with new saddle & bridle, a bed, & 1/3 my p. e.
     To dau. Mary Crapper, all my lands - part of Assategue Fealds, formerly Resom - she paying each of her other sisters, on the day of their mar., L 10.
     To daus. Sarah, Anne, & Easther Crapper, the residue of my p. e.
     Witn; John Purnell, Richard Blesan, Edmond Crapper.
     15 Dec. 1753, sworn to by Richard Blaizan, John Smith, & John Purnell.
     16 Dec. 1753, the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 29, folio 24.
21 July 1747
ELZEY, SARAH, Somerset Co.
     To sister Elizabeth Elzey, for life, my p. e.
     On the d. of s'd sister, to nephew Robert Elzey, 2d son of my bro. John Elzey, 4 negroes [not named], a bed & other hhold furn., 6 cows & 6 ewes.
     To nephew James Elzey, s. o. my bro. John Elzey, if he lives to 21 yrs., on the d. of s'd sister Elizabeth, a negro girl [not named].
     To niece Mary Stoughton, d. o. sister Anne Stoughton, a gold ring worth 20 sh.
     To niece Sarah Elzey, d. o. s'd bro. John, a gold ring worth 20 sh.
     To kinsman Arnold Elzey, Sr., a gold ring worth 20 sh.
     The residue of my p. e., on the d. of s'd sister Elizabeth, to Arnold Elzey, eldest s. o. my bro. John Elzey, & I appt.s'd nephew Arnold Elzey, Jr., my extr.
     Witn: J[ohn] Elzey, Arnold Elzey, [Robert] King.
     21 March 1753, sworn to by John & Arnold Elzey.

Liber 29, folio 26.
9 Dec. 1753
WAKEMAN, EDWARD, [Sr.], Baltimore Co., chirurgeon.
     To dau. Elizabeth, negro girl Dinah, negro fellow Primus, & Halls Plains, 125a in the forrest, where Obadiah Pritchard lived.
     To dau. Sarah, negro girl Esther, negro woman Fortune with a mulatto child Toney, & Addition, the plntn. where I live.
     To youngest dau. Mary, negro girl Hannah, & as I have no land to give her, L 30 sterl.
     To Mr. Avarilla Hall, my 3 s'd daus. to care for till they come to yrs. of maturity & the wages of negro fellows Cato & Tom are to help maintain them, & if he d. before s'd daus. come to maturity, they are to be under the care of my extr.
     To son-in-law Stephen James Pritchard, L 20 at age 21.
     To Thomas Tredway & John Atkinson, each a gold ring worth 20 sh.sterl.
     All my m. are to be sold & the money div. equ. among my 3 daus., & the income from my other assets is to be used to maintain them.
     Extr: friend & neighbor, Mr. John Hall of Cranbury.
     To Mr. Aquila Hall, Westwood 60a.
     Witn: [The Rvd. Mr.] Andrew Lendrum, Aquila Hall, Ja[me]s Stewart, Pat. Hall.
     27 Dec. 1753, sworn to by Lendrum, Aquila Hall, & Stewart.

Liber 29, folio 28.
19 Dec. [1753]
[AGERS, WILLIAM], Kent Co.
     25 Dec. 1753, Nicholas Pearce of Kent Co.swore that on 19 Dec.instant at the house where he lay on his death bed William Agers told him he desired that Peter Morgan of Kent Co.have all his e. & pay all his debts.

Liber 29, folio 28.
3 Jan. 1754
LANG, MARGARET, [Anne Arundel Co.]
     To dau. Henrietta Harrison, all my wearing appl. & 10 sh.
     To John Harrison, s. o. Henrietta Harrison, negro boy Jack & the child his mother is big with.
     To friend & extr. James Anderson, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: James Scott, Sisly Smith, Willm. Jno. Jackson, James Owens.
     21 Jan. 1754, sworn to by Scott, Smith, & Jackson.

Liber 29, Folio29.
7 April 1752
COX, THOMAS [JAMES], Rector of St. Pauls Parish, Queen Ann's Co.
     To dau. Lucy Dames, for life, all my lands, then to be equ. div.betw. my 2 grdsons, John Dames & James Dames.
     To grdson John Dames, negro Lucy, Sr., negro Martha, negro Esthere, & negro Young Will.
     To grdson James Dames, negro Martha, Jr., negro Elener, negro Phil, & negro Ann.
     To grddau. Martha Dames, negro Moll, negro Pesiakipha, negro Samuel, negro Sally, negro James, negro Peter, & negro David.
     To bro. Christopher Cox, my wearing appl.
     To bro. Thomas Cox, now living in Ireland, L 30 sterl.
     To cousin James Cox, s. o. my bro. Christopher Cox, a gun.
     To dau. & extrx., Lucy Dames, the residue of my p. e.
     Witn: Matthew Dockery, Thos. Wilkinson, Willm. Elbert.
     7 Feb. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 30
4 March 1742
BEALE, ELIZABETH, Anne Arundel Co.
     To dau. Ann Beale, all e. r. & p, & she is to by my extrx., assisted by Thomas Worthington & Vachel Denton.
     Witn: Alex. Hamilton, Mary Goldsmith, J. Denton, Richd. Goldsmith.
     15 Dec. 1753, sworn to by Hamilton & Mary & Richard Goldsmith, Vachel Denton being d.

Liber 29, folio31
26 Feb. 1752
DULANY, DANIEL, [Anne Arundel Co.]
     To son Walter, Charles's Bounty, in Baltimore Co., which I bought of James Bowles, Esq., Flushing & Deep Creek Point.
     To son Denis, The Remains of Remainder of My Lords Gracious Grant, in Kent Co., 5000a I bought of Charles Somersett Smith, & I confirm all the leases made by Gilbert Falconer & James Paul Heath.
     To son Lloyd, Deal Town or Howells Point, bought of John Howell; of Aquila Paca & his wife, of Henry Wotherd & his wife; & 450a of Fair Promise I bought of one Warner- all contiguous in Kent Co.; 850a of Taskers Chance laid out for Lost Smith & 217a laid out for Robert DeButts, all conveyed to me by Benja. Tasker, Esq. But if son Daniel pay son Lloyd L 500 sterl.when he attains his full age & allow him L 25 sterl. a yr., the devise of s'd lands to son Lloyd is to be void & s'd lands descend to son Daniel. But if s'd Lloyd d. s. p., s'd Daniel is not to be liable for the L 500, for I paid Mr. Samuel Hyde late mercht. in London L 849.5.7 sterl. due him from my wife's former husb., Mr. Samuel Chew [Sr.], & I allowed part of his e. which my s'd wife received in virtue of a bond past by s'd Chew to Philemon Lloyd, Esq., her father, to be accted. as part of s'd Chew's e.amounring to L 1700 or 1800.
     To my wife, all the negroes & stock on the Island in Wye & Woolmans & the plate & furn. in my possn.provided she pay the filial portions of her chldn.by her former husb.
     To dau. Mary, L 600 sterl.at age 18 or mar., & if whe d. unmar., to be equ div. among her bros. Daniel, Walter, Dennis,& Lloyd.
     To grddaus. Rebecca & Rachel Knight, L250 equ. div. at age 16 or mar.
     To grdson Daniel Heath, L 100 towards his education.
     Grdson James Heath is to be kept at school & fed & clad at the expense of my e.
     Extrs: sons Daniel & Walter, who are to be grdns. of son Lloyd & dau. Mary & take care that their bro. be liberally educated in the protestant religion.
     Witn: Richd. Dorsey, Samll. Briscoe, Geo. Gardiner.
     18 Dec. 1753, sworn to by Briscoe & Dorsey, & Mrs. Henrietta Maria Dulany, widow of Daniel, elected her 1/3..

Liber 29, folio 37
1 Oct. 1753
HARRISON, ROBERT, Talbot Co.
     To wife, Elizabeth Harrison, for widhood, my dw. plntn., & on her d. or mar., to son Joseph Harrison, but for want of heirs, to 2 daus., Mary Harrison & Frances Harrison equ. div.
     To s'd wife, my mare Bonney.
     To dau. Frances Harrison, a black walnut oval table & my chest.
     Extrs: wife, Elizabeth Harrison, & son Joseph Harrison.
     Witn: Risdon Bozman, Sarah Haddaway, William Harrison.
     5 Dec. 1753, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow resigned the admin. to her son Joseph Harrison.

Liber 29, folio 38
10 Dec. 1753
BIRCKHEAD, SOLOMAN, Talbot Co.
     To bro. Christopher Birckhead, Little Bristole, all my land in Talbot Co., 2 negroes, Tom & Oder, silver buckles, & a pr. gold shirt buttons.
     To neffue Henry Troth, negro girl Billinda.
     To niece Elizabeth Troth, negro girl Anna.
     To sister Rachell Birckhead, negro man Julius, negro girl Cass, & my riding mare.
     To mother  & extrx., Ann Brooke, negro man Viana.
     The residue is to be equ. div. betw. s'd mother, s'd bro., & 2 sisters, Anne Troth & Rachall Birckhead.
     Witn: William Dickinson, William Cary, Pierce Jones.
     8 Jan. 1754, sworn to by Cary & Jones.

Liber 29, folio 39
20 Oct. 1753
BERRY, EDWARD St. Peter's Parish, Talbot Co.
     To son Daniel Berry, 1 sh. sterl.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. wife, Sarah Berry, & dau. Cathrine.
     Witn: James Holmes, Solo. Holmes, Rachel Rosell.
     14 Jan. 1754, sworn to by James & Soloman Holmes.

Liber 29, folio 40
26 Oct. 1753
SANDERS, JOHN [DAME], Talbot Co., planter.
     To wife, Rachel Sanders, all my lands in Talbot Co. for 18 yrs. & 1/3 my lands for life, on consideration she maintain my chldn. till son John Bonnett is 21 & daus. Sarah, Ann, & Susannah Sanders are 16; also to s'd wife 1/3 my p. e.
     To s'd son John, at age 18, a horse & saddle worth L 10 & a good suit of clothes worth L 5.
     To s'd 3 daus. the residue of my p. e. equ. div.
     Extrx: wife, Rachel Sanders.
     Witn: Edward Knott, John Bonnett, Wm. Oxenham, John Pitts.
     15 Jan. 1754, sworn to by all 4 witn.

Liber 29, folio 41
23 Dec. 1753
DICKENSON, WILLIAM, Talbot Co., Gent.
     To son James Dickenson, negro lad Jem, & James is to stay in the care of my wife till he is 21, unless she mar., & if he d. s. p., my p. e. is to be div. betw. s'd wife & the child she may be with.
     To the child my wife, Ann, may go with, Crucked Lain, where John Stapleford dw., but for want of such heir, to s'd wife.
     Extrx: wife, Ann.
     Witn: Patrick Mulliken, Willm. Megraw, Ann Mulliken.
     15 Jan. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 42
26 Nov. 1753
HOPKINS, JONATHAN, Talbot Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx. [not named], all my p. e.
     Witn: Jo[seph] Hopkns, Rov[ert] Newcom, Eve Hopkins Lenard.
     21 Jan. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 43
12 Jan. 1754
LENCH, REBECCA, Talbot Co., widow.
     John Lee Thomas Martin, Jr., & William Martin, Jr., shall pay what is due to the heirs of my dec'd husb. Hugh Lench, & whatever remains I give to my sons Amos Harris & John Harris.
     Witn: John Feaston, Jr., Thos Marr.
     25 June 1754, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 44
22 Dec. 1753, Penelope Parratt, widow of William Parratt, declined to abide by her husband's will & chose her 1/3.
     Witn: Eliza. Skillington.

Liber 29, folio 44
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BARNETT, THOMAS, Talbot Co.
     To son Thomas Barnett, all my lands, but if he d. s. p., The Discovery to dau. Rachel & the plntn. my father used to dw. on to dau. Priscillah.
     To daus.  Rachel Barnett, Priscilla Barnett, & Margit Barnett, 3 young negroes.
     The residue is to be div. among my 4 chldn., only the residueof my negroes to wife for widhood.
     If dau. Rachel claim any right to the land belonging to her grdfather formerly, she loses her part of land.
     Extrx: wife, [Rachel Barnett].
     Witn: William Cary, Henry Corkrin, Matthew Lewis Barnett.
     25 Jan. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn., & Rachel Barnett, widow of testator, declared she would not abide by the will.

Liber 29, folio 46
9 Nov. 1753
ABELL, PETER, of Talbot Co., taylor.
     To Sarah Goldsborough, wife of Nicholas Goldsborough, L 10 to be paid her by Mr. Pollard Edmondson, whom I leave extr. & give my desk, chest, clothes, (except a new hat, which I give Nicholas Goldsborough 3d for writing my will), & servant man George Harris.
     Witn: D. Dickinson, Powell Cox, Nichs. Giolsborough 3d.
     29 Jan. 1754, sworn to Goldsborough, & affirmed by Cox (Quaker).

Liber 29, folio 46
10 Jan. 1754
GILBERT, MARY, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To dau. & extrx., Ann Gilbert, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Sarah Standford, John Chase, Nic[holas] Clouds.
     4 March 1754, sworn to by Standford & Clouds.

Liber 20, folio 47
26 Aug. 1752
ELISON, CORNELIUS, Sr., Cecil Co., farmer.
     To wife, Margeret Elison. 1/3 my m. e. except my negroes, whom I have gifted among my chldn.
     To dau. Elizabeth Cage, 1 sh. sterl.
     The residue of my m. e. to my grdchldn., chldn of my chldn. Elias Elison, Cornelius Elison, Susanna Armstrong, Mary Williams, Rachel Dawson, Rachel Wood, & Catherine Redick.
     Extr: son Elias Elison.
     Witn: Jno. Harper f[arme]r, Thomas Cox, John Hay.
     14 Jan. 1754, sworn to by Harper & Hay, Cox being d.
     14 Jan. 1754, Elias Eliason assigned the extrship to his mother-in-law, Margaret Elison.
     Witn: Jacob Harper, Jno Mcduff.
     21 Feb. 1754, Margt. Eliason, the widow, elected her 1/3.
     Witn: Hugh Mattews, Mt. Earle.

Liber 29, folio 49
9 Nov. 1751
BONNER, FRANCIS, Cecil Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Ephraim Price, John Price, Ben. Price.
     11 Feb. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 50
1 Dec. 1753
HOOPER, JOHN, Doechester Co.
     To wife [not named], 1/3 the residue of my p. e.
     To son & extr., John Ashcom Hooper, an equ. part of my p. r., but as I have lately given him 4, no negroes, my dw. plntn. with the land, my clothes, saddle, & bridle, & young horse Lyon.
     To son Roger Ashcom Hooper, 2 negroes, James & Pleasant (above what I have already given him), & an equ. part of my p. e.
     To son Samuel Ashcom Hooper, 3 negroes - Wat, Frank, & Young Guy - mare Phenix, & an equ. share of my p. e.
     To son Thomas Hooper, negro girl Beck & livestock, but if he d. before he is of age, the negroes & stock to be equ. div. betw. sons Roger & Samuel.
     To dau. Mary Hooper, negro girl Suck (now in possn. of Anne Aron) & 1 sh. sterl., but if Mary d. before she is of age or mar., s'd negro girl to dau. Betsey.
     To dau. Betsey, the first child of negro Suck & 1 sh. sterl., & the second to the child my wife is now with.
     My friend & nephew Henry Travers is to be grdn. to s'd son John Ashcom Hooper & advisor on settling my affairs.
     Witn: [Majr.] Henry Travers, William Tucker, Eliz. Phillip.
     19 Feb. 1754, sworn to by Travers & Tucker.

Liber 29, folio 52
12 Jan. 1754
MITCHELL, JOHN, Dorchester Co.
     To Thomas Duke, my corn & tobacco made at Zacheriah Nicolls, 14 of the quinch drink, 1/4 the cyder rajal [royal?], 1/2 38 sheries flax, 1/4 the oats.
     Witn: Nehemiah Duke, Jeremiah Duke.
     9 Feb. 1754, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 52
14 Jan. 1748
LEWIS, GLODE, Sr., Dorchester Co., planter.
     To wife, Joannah Lewis, for widhood, all my lands except a cow & calf I bequeath to dau. Joannah when she is 14, & if s'd wife mar. or d., my dw. plntn., 51a, to son John Lewis, & all my g. & c. to be equ. div. among my chldn.

LEWIS, JOANNAH, wife of Glode Lewis, Sr.
     To son Thomas Lewis, 44a of Andrews Desires.
     To grdson Glode Lewis & grddau. Jean Lewis, each 1 sh. sterl.
     Extr: son Thomas Lewis.
     Witn: Thomas Addams, Richard Kendall Foxwell, Richard Woodland.
     5 Feb. 1754, sworn to by Adams & Foxwell.

Liber 29, folio 54
21 Jan. 1754
HANDLEY, MARMADUKE, Dorchester Co., planter.
     Extr: John Lecompt, s. o. Philemon, is to have the care of my chldn. Thomas Handley & Ann Hand[l]ey.
     To son Thomas, all my lands in Dorchester Co. & Handleys Adventure, 100a in Worcester Co.
     To dau. Ann Handley, Dogwood Rige, 32a in Worcester Co., & the residue to be equ. div. betw. her & son Thomas.
     To dau. Mary Handley, 12 pence sterl.
     Witn: Levin Jones, Rogor Wright, James Wale.
     14 Feb. 1754, sworn to by Jones & Wright.

Liber 29, folio 55
22 Nov. 1753
LAWS, WILLIAM, Dorchester Co.
     To son Robert laws, Taylors Hill 200a & Addition 45a (provided he pay his bro. George Laws L 25) & negro boy Bubo.
     To son George Laws, negro boy Jack & L 10.
     To dau. Ellinor Laws, negro girl Nan.
     To dau. Mary Laws, negro girl Judey.
     To son Thomas Laws, negro girl Mariar.
     To wife, Rebeckah Laws, for life, negro man Jo & negro woman Dinah, & on her d. equ. div. among my sons & daus.
     To dau.-in-law Mary Woodgate a 3-yr.-old heifer.
     To son-in-law John Woodgate, a 3-yr.-old heifer.
     To wife & extrx., Rebeckah Laws, mare Filoy, her side saddle, horses Prince & Buck, other livestock, a bed, other hhold furn., & farm implements.
     To bro. Panter Laws, my new camblett coat & my best hat.
     Witn: John Brown, Robert Wallace, Charity Woodgate.
     3 Jan. 1754, sworn to by Brown & Wallace.

Liber 29, folio 57
3 Dec. 1753
HANDLY, HUGH, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To wife & 3 chldn., an equ. share of the m.& the land beg. at the head of Michalss Br. to be set up for public sale, & the rest of the land to s'd wife for life.
     On the d. of s'd wife s'd land to son Handy Handly.
     Witn: Thomas Goldley, John Evins, James Wale.
     -------------- sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 58
12 Nov. 1740
DAVIS, ARTHUR, Somerset Co.
     To my 3 eldest chldn - Mary, John &Richard Davis - each 1 sh. sterl.
     To wife, Bridget, all the residue.
     Witn: David Wood, David Macdaniel, Richard Hall.4 Feb. 1754,
     4 Feb. 1754, sworn to by Wood & Hall.

Liber 29, folio 58
24 Nov. 1753[sic]
MELSON, SAMUEL, Somerset Co., planter.
     To bro. Benjamin Melson, 1/2 my m. e.
     To sister Ann Graham the other 1/2 div. betw her & her son John Parremore, his part when he comes of age.
     Extr: Hennery Graham.
     Witn: George Lewis Gastineau, Morgan Corderi, Brigit Corderi.
     19 Feb. 1753[sic], sworn to by Gastineau & Morgan Corderi

Liber 29, folio 60
12 Nov. 1753
POLLETT, PRISCILLAI, Somerset Co.
     To sister Sarah Pollet, negro boy Joe, a bond passed from Christopher Dowdle to me, my weaving loom, & my pewter.
     To George Pollet, my brandy still.
     To mother Sarah Dowdle, a box iron, my best iron pot, & iron pothanger.
     To bro. John Pollit, my bed.
     To bro. George Pollit, my looking glass, a cow, an iron pot, a woollen wheel, 2 chairs, & the residue.
     To sister Sarah & Nelly Pollit equ. div., all my clothes.
     Witn: Wm. Roach, Betty Roach, Stephen Roach.
     19 Feb. 1754, sworn to by Wm. & Stephen Roach.

Liber 29, folio 61
11 Aug. 1752
HARRIS, JOHN, Queen Anns Co.
     To son Benjamin Harris, the N1/2 the land I live on.
     To son Charles Harris, 75a of the S end of the land I live on & 100 young apple trees out of my nursery.
     To daus. Sarah Benton & Mary Woodall, 1 sh. sterl each.
     During her widhood my wife is not to be disturbed on the plntn., & if she mar., she is to have her 1/3
     Extrs: wife, Notly Harris, & grdson Benjamin Harris.
     Witn: Abner Dudley, Joseph Spry, Ann Hodgers.
     12 March 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio63
10 Jan. 1754
COLEMAN, THOMAS, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To wife, Margeret Coleman, a bay mare, 2 cows & calves, a bed, 20 lb. pewter, & 5 hogs.
     To son John Coleman, 600 lb. tob.& 1 sh. sterl.
     To son Thomas Coleman, my part of Tilgemans Discovery & a bay mare.
     To dau. Ruth Coleman, a cow & calf, a bay horse, a bed, & 2 young sows.
     To dau. Rachel Dopson & grddau. Mary Coleman, each a 2-yr.-old hieffer.
     To son & extr., William Coleman, my g. & c.
     Witn: Thomas Love, Benjamin Newnam, James Dopson.
     22 Feb. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.in presence of John Coleman, heir at law.
     13 Feb. 1754, Margrett Coleman, elected her 1/3.

Liber 29, folio 64
15 May 1753
SCANDRETT, WILLIAM, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To grdson James Caradine, Lexton, where I live, & negro man James.
     To grdson Thomas Carradine, The Lott, 50a in Chickins Fork, negro Chester, & negro woman Sarah.
     To grdson William Caridine, Bristow Marsh 160a & 2 negroes, Phill & Dick.
     To grddau. Susannah Caridine, 2 negro girls, Ebb & Alise, my 2 beds, all my pewter, iron pots & hooks, & my best trunk.
     To grdson John Caradine, 2 negroes, Will & Isaac.
     To bro. Philip Scandrett, L 10 sterl.
     To negro woman Old Nann, her freedom, & if she be unable to support herself, she is to be maintained out of my e.
     The residue is to be eq. div. among my 5 grdchldn: James, Thomas, William, Susannah, & John Caridine.
     Lewis Nevar is to live as many yrs. rent free as he shall have paid me rent.
     Extrs: friends Thomas Caridiner & James Hammond.
     Witn: Tho. Wilkinson, J[ohn] Wilkinson, Thomas Wilkinson, Jr.
     14 Feb.1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.
     Codicil. 23 July 1753, as grdson John Carridine is d. since my signing s'd will, I give my grddau. Susannah Carridine negro boy Will, & as Henniretta Carridine, wife of Thomas Carridine, is like to have trouble with my living with my son-in-law Thomas Carridine, I give her negro boy Isaac.
     Witn: Mary Monroe, Thomas Wilkinson.
     14 Feb. 1754, sworn to by Thomas Wilkinson.

Liber 29, folio 67
18 Oct. 1753
WHORTON, ROBERT, Queen Anns Co.
     To dau. Esther Spareman, a cow & calf.
     To son & extr., William Worton, all the residue.
     Witn: Benja. Roberts, Abner Dudley, Elizabeth Lewis.
     31 Jan. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 68
11 Jan. [1754]
[HERINGTON, WILLIAM], Talbot Co.
     The day before he d.(on 11 Jan. [1754] about 11 o'clock at night), George Scott & Edmond Marsh heard William Herington say that his wife, Ann Herington, during her widhood, should have the 50a of Middle Neck he dw. on & the use of the part of Middle Neck he bought of George Brinsfield & a grey mare Patch & his dau. Mary should live with his s'd wife.
     12 Jan. 1754.

Liber 29, folio 68
12 mo., called Dec., 1753
WALLIS, SAMUEL, Baltimore Co.
     To my 5 sons  - Samuel, John, Edward, Joseph, & Thomas Wallis - all my r. e. equ. div.
     To dau. Mary Wallis, negro girl Hannah.
     To dau. SarahWallis, negro girl Jenney.
     To dau. Francis Wallis, negro girl Sophia.
     To my wife & extrx., Grace Wallis, 1/3 my e. r. & p.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. among my 5 sons & 3 daus.
     Son John Wallis is to have a hhd of tob. of th crop already made.
     Witn: James Rigbie, Jos. Hopkins, Ann Hopkins.
     6 March 1754, sworn to by all  witn.

Liber 29, folio
7 Feb. 1748/9
WARD, JOSEPH, Back River, Balrimore Co.
     To grddau. Mary Stansbury, wife of Richardson Stansbury & 2d dau. of Isaac &  Letticia Raven, Baliston, which I live on, in Back R., & failing heirs, to Elizabeth, sister of s'd Mary Stansbury, & failing heirs, to Letitia, sister of s'd Mary Stansbury & Elizabeth Raven.
     If s'd grddau. Mary Stansb[ury] d. s. p., to Richardson Stansbury, her husb., for 7 yrs.
     To grdson Luke Raven, L 5 to purchase tools
     To grdchldn. Elizabeth, Lititia, Hester, Kezia, Abarilla, & Drusilla Raven, each L 4.
     To dau. Letitia Raven, my riding horse Prince, 5 chairs, & a table.
     To Christopher Duke, all my tools, in Kent Co.
     To Nancy Harryman, Prudence Harryman's dau., a cow & calf.
     To my extr., Richardson Stansbury, & his wife, Mary, the residue of my p. e.
     To son Isaac Raven, L 5 sterl.
     Witn: Elizabeth Brown, Dixson Brown, Francis Coleman, Walter Dallas.
     7 March 1754, sworn to by Eliza. & Dixson Brown & Francis Coleman.

Liber 29, folio 71
15 Sept. 1753
ECCLESTONE, ELINOR, Dorchester Co.
     To son William Ecclestone, negro man Stephen.
     To son Charles Eccleston, negro man Winebar & negro woman Dinah, s'd Dinah to work towards the support of the family & his bros. & sisters & her increase to my 2 young sons, Joseph & James equ. div., & s'd Charles to pay his sister Sarah L 10 at age of 21 or mar.
     To son Joseph, negro boy Kiah.
     To son James, negro girl Christian.
     To dau. Elizabeth, my riding horse Stockings.
     To my 4 sons for their use, my still & worm.
     Extrs: William Ecclestone & Charles Ecclestone.
     Witn: J[ohn] Eccleston, Teresa Cullen, Charles Beckwith.
     13 March 1754, sworn to by Eccleston & Beckwith.

Liber 29, folio 73
12 Jan. 1754
WHELAND, Mr. BENJAMIN, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To dau. Grace Wheland, all the tracts on the E side Transquaking R. on Fishing Bay I bought of Col. Ennals Hooper & negroes Charles, Abraham, & Rhode.
     To dau. Laurana Wheland, Whelands Adventure, on the head of Broad Crk. Br. in WorcesterCo. & negroes Beck. Iac, Iam, & Aaron.
     To Col. Joseph Ennals, part of Anderson's Neck.
     Extrx: wife, Margery Wheland.
     Witn: Tho. Johnston, Edward Newton, W[illiam] Newton.
     14 March 1754, sworn to by Edwd. & Wm. Newton.

Liber 29, folio 74
8 Oct. 1753
     These are to let you know that I have been here to make my redress, to let you know that I renounce the will [of Harmon Johnson] & flye to my thirds & I have been at your house within the 40 days & you was not at home. Philadelphia Johnson
     To Mr. Bartho. Ennals, Dep. Commy, Dorchester Co.     [See Wills Liber 28, folio 535.]

Liber 29, folio 75.
21 Jan. 1753
CHEZUM, SAMUEL, Dorchester Co.
     To son John Chezum, Poplar Ridge, the land where I dw.
     To wife & extrx.,Rebekeh, for widhood, my p. e., but if she mar., to be equ. div. among all my chldn. (except her 1/3).
     Witn: Benony Frazer, Isaac Carter, James Carter.
     13 March 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 76
17 Jan. 1754
LECOMPTE, JOHN, Dorchester Co.
     To wife, Blanche Lecompte, for widhood, the use of [2?] tracts of my dw. plntn - St. Anthony Pichards Chance Roxal & Lecompte's Pasture - & then to son John Lecompte, who shall have the use of them as long as s'd wife remains a widow.
     To son Charles Lecompte, 3 tracts - Lecompte's Woodyard, Pullings Neglect, & Mounteur Folly - & negro Bristoll.
     To son Anthony Lecompte, 4 tracts - Indian Pridg, White Fryers, Kilman's Folly, & Buck Range - & negro Cesar.
     To son Philimon Lecompte 2 tracts - Middle Land & Addition - & negro man Herculous.
     To son William Lecompte, 2 tracts - Willoby's Purchase & Discovery - & negro boy Tom.
     To dau. Elizabeth Lecompte, negro man Jacob.
     To dau. Sary Lecompte, negro boy Jack.
     To son John Lecompte, negro Will.
     To my 8[sic] chldn - John, Charles, Anthony, Philemon, & Blanch Lecompte, Mary Woolford, & Esher Cullins - 1 English shilling each.
     To dau. Clare Fowler, 4 negroes - Phillis, Clit, Ben, & Tom - & 1 English shilling.
     To dau. Blanch Lecompte, negro Ben, to be dlvd. to her by her bros. John & Anthony Lecompte when they think proper.
     To wife Blanch Lecompte, for widhood, the rest of my m. e.& then for her to div. among my chldn.
     Extrs: my 5 sons.
     Witn: Edward Noel, John Phips, Mary Nutterwell, John Trippe.
     15 March 1754, sworn to by Phips & Nutterwell & [later ?] by Trippe.

Liber 29, folio 78
8 July 1753
[PLUMMER, GEORGE, Prince George's Co.]
     To Abyzer Plummer, my horses, colts, & mares, except a horse to George Plummer, s. o. Wider Plummer, & to s'd Abyzer, my hogs & cattle, except a cow & calf to s'd George living at Linganore, & to s'd Abyzer, my hhold stuff.
     Witn: John Evans, James Whiten.
     14 Jan. 1754, sworn to by Evans.

Liber 29, folio 79
14 March 1752
CLARVO, BRIDGET, Prince George's Co.
     To grdson Henry Clarvo, negro man Ned, a chest, & a bed.
     To grdson Francis Clarvo, 7 sh.
     To dau. Marth Lanham, 100 lb. tob.
     To grdau. Elizabeth Philips, a small trunk.
     To dau. Ann Philips, the residue - as clothes made or unmade & tob. or money due me.
     Witn: John Willing, Zacharias Jenkin, Thomas Philips.
     15 March 1754, sworn to by Willing & Jenkins.

Liber 29, folio 80
19 March 1752
MEREKIN, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co., planter.
     To sons John & Joshua Merrekin, the plntn. I live on, Scotland (survd. for 600a) 400a incl. some of Coles Quarter, div. by a line beg. at Shark Crk.on the N side Faloane Point to the mouth of Hazlewood Swamp that vents into Scotchers Crk., s'd John to have the part N of the line & Joshua the part S of the line.
     To son [John] Merriken, Betty's Point, 90a on the S side Magety R., 20a of Leonards Neck, my seal gold ring, & a silner spoon.
     To son Joshua Merikin, Fox Point & negro man Flanders.
     To grdson Lemuel Hammond, Persimon Point, 15a on the S side of Magety R., negro girl Ruth, a bed & furn. worth L 6, livestock, clothes, & a new gun., but if he d. before age 20, to grdson Joseph Merrekin at age 20.
     To grddau. Francis Hammond, a 2-yr.-old heifer & a ewe & lam
     The residue is to be equ. div. betw. my sons & extrs., John & Joseph Merriken.
     Witn: Phil Pettibone, Ann Pettibone, Hamu[t]el Stinchcomb.
     2 April 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 82
16 March 1749/50
KEECH, COURTS, Charles Co., plnter.
     To son James Courts, Choice 100a, a silver salt seller, & 2 cows & calves & if he d. s. p, to son John, & if both d. s. p., s'd land to son George.
     To son John Keech, 3 silver spoons, a bed, 3 cows & calves, all the land that appears to be mine, & white boy Samuel.
     To dau.  Elizabeth Marshall, a cow.
     To son George Keech & dau. Ann Keech, my extrs., equ. div., all my effects after s'd legacies.
     Witn: Peter Harot, Jno. Prescott, Samuel Hodgin.
     2 Jan. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.after James Keech, heir at law, said he had no objection.

Liber 29, folio 83
8 Jan. 1754
WARE, FRANCIS, Charles Co.
     To son Jacob Ware, negro man Petter, mulatto girl Charity, negro girls Charity & Sarah, L 50, & 1/2 the livestock on the land where he lives.
     To son Fracis Ware, Sycomy 450a, Hawkins Barrens 171a, Moors Folly 50a, the 62a of Comby Chance on the road from Dr. Browns to Portobacco, the 25a of Moore Br. on the W side s'd road, my 4 lots in Charles Town (called Portobacco), a servant man Barnaby Kelly, negro man Sambow, negro girl Sue, & negro child Edward.
     To son Edward Ware, Tattershalls Gift, 400a in Dirin [Durham] Parish, negro woman Moll, mulatto girl Easter, negro child Lambow, & horse Blase & my saddle & bridle when he is 21.
     To dau. Susanna Luckett, negro man Bangoe & a cow & calf.
     To dau. Sarah Ware, negro woman Jane, negro girl Bess, negro boy James, my riding horse Daffin, & a woman's saddle.
     To dau. Elizabeth Ware, negro woman Ann, negro boy Charles (called Buck), negro girl Peg, horse Jockey, & a woman's saddle.
     To Mary Cusmond, a cow & calf & a 3-yr.-old heifer.
     To Aaron Crismond, s. o. Mary Crismond, a horse colt running in the old fields.
     To Joseph Crismond, s. o. s'd Mary, a horse colt running in the old fields.
     To Ann Crismond, d. o. s'd Mary, a 2-yrs.-old heifer.
     The residue of my p. e., equ. div., to my 4 chldn. unmar: Francis, Edwd., Sarah, & Elizabeth Ware.
     Son & extr., Francis Ware, is to be grdn. of son Edward Ware till he is 21.
     Witn: Willm. Neale, John Brackan, James Hall.
     4 March 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Jacob Ware, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 86
16 Jan. 1754
MERRYMAN, SAMUEL, Baltimore Co.
     To eldest son, Samuel Merryman, Drunkards Hall, 3 negroes - Jacob, Jack, & Judith - a bed, 3 silver spoons, & a silver cup.
     To dau. Rebecca Price, negro boy Toney.
     To dau. Citurah Parish, egro boy Davy.
     To son Nicholas Merryman, Merrymans Pasture & the residue of my p. e.
     Witn: Benja. Bowen, Edwd. Stevenson, Willm. Oliver.
     23 March 1754, affirmed by Bowen (Quaker?) & sworn to by Stevenson & Oliver.

Liber 29, folio 87
8 March 1754
BOSLEY, WILLIAM, Baltimore Co., planter.
     To wife & chldn. all my e.equ. div. after my wife's 1/3 is taken out.
     Witn: Samuel Meredith, Thomas Stevens, Willm. Bosley (s. o. of James).
     3 Apl. 1754, sworn to by Meredith & Bosley.

Liber 29, folio 88
---  ------- 1753
FORD, ROBERT, [St.Mary's Co.]
     To wife, Teresia Ford, for life, my dw. plntn.& all lands, & on her d., to grdson Joseph Fenwick, & in default of heirs, to grddau. Margarett Fenwick, & in default of heirs, to grddau. Mary Fenwick, & in default of heirs, to the heirs of my dau. Monica Fenwick.
     To son-in-law John Fenwick & dau. Monica Fenwick, for their lives, the part of Resurrection Manor s'd John lives on & the watermill, & on their d., to grdson Robert Fenwick, & if he d. s. p., to the heirs of s'd dau. Monica
     To Susannah Dunn, d. o. Margaret Dunn, 2 negroes betw.6 & 10 yrs.(a boy & a girl), a bed, & 2 cows & calves.
     To sister Teresia Wimsatt, 1000 lb. tob. & the debts she owes me.
     To 2 bros., John & Peter Ford each 1000 lb. tob. & 1/2 my clothes.
     To Monica Williams, negro wench Moll now in possn. of William Williams, her husb.
     To the poor within 6 miles of the place where I live, 8000 lb. tob.to be laid out in purchasing corn, linen, & woolen.
     To Peter Ford, Jr., L 30 sterl., 1000 lb. tob., 5 barrels corn, & all debts due me.
     Of the residue of my p. e., 1/3 to s'd wife & 2/3 to s'd son-in-law John & dau. Monica till my grdchldn. reach age 21 or mar.
     Extrs: wife, Teresia Ford, & son-in-law John Fenwick
     Witn: John Hall, Jr., John Cole, Henry Wimsatt.
     15 Jan. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn., who further depose that testator executed his will about 12 Nov. 1753.

Liber 29, folio 91.
15 Jan. 1754
TANEY, JOHN MICHAEL THOMAS, St. Mary's Co.
     To youngest son, Thomas Taney, wench Yellow Jean.
     To son Michael Taney, negro Sarah, negro boy Joe, & negro Bobb.
     To dau. Marey Taney, negro Peg.
     To dau. Margret, 2 negroes, Ben & Bess, & negro Little Charles.
     To dau. Elizabeth, negro Terry with her increase.
     To eldest son, John Taney, my dw. plntn., 4 negroes - Necy, Harry, Cate, & Stacey - & 1/6 my livestock.
     To dau. Mary, negro boy Sam & negro Great Charles.
     The rest of my negroes are to be equ. div. betw. son Thomas & dau. Margrett, & the residue of my p. e. betw. my 5 chldn: Michael, Thomas, Mary, Margret, & Eliza.
     S'd son John Taney is to be my extr. & grdn. to s'd 5 chldn.
     Witn: John Wilkinson, Richd. Fenwick, James Wilkinson, Benja. Fenwick.
     18 March 1754, sworn to by all 4 witn.

Liber 29, folo 93
27 Nov. 1753
SMITH, JAMES, Trinity Mannor, St. Mary's Co.
     My body is to be bur. in my garden in the manner as I have directed.
     To son John Smith, my lands in St. Gabriel.
     To dau. Elizabeth Parrott, now wife of Wm. Loker, the plntn. I bought of William Asbistones & the land on that side the land Joseph Fitzjeffery lives on to Asbestons bounded gum tree.
     To dau. Mary Smith, the plntn. in tenure of Ezekial Fitzjeffey Ann Bean lives on, that where John Conoly lives, beg. with The Narrows then with the main road to the path from Jonathan Thomas to the land of Soloman Jone's heirs to Point Lookout Crk., negro man Temboy, & boy Frank.
     To dau. Martha Smith, The Narrows, late in tenure of Joseph Fitzjeffery & now rented by Ezekial Fitzjeffery, his son, Point Lookout, now in tenure of William & Robert Clark, negro girl Rose & mulatto Sarah's 2 chldn., Harry & Nan Rose (mulattoes to be free at age 30), Little Charles, & negro Punch.
     To dau. Susannah Smith, Pountneys Oversight, the part of Pountneys Marsh I bought of Wm. Egerton, & she is to be paid 2 yrs. rent of the land executed from Austin Smoot & the land in the Cross Mannor bought of John Angell to buy her a young negro woman, negro boy Isaac, & girl Sall or Sarah.
     To son James Smith, all my lands of Trinity, St. Gabriels, & St. Michaels Mannors, the land I bought of John Plummer which is mine on the d. of Margaret, the land adj. Turvey, the land bought of John Yarrington & Bridget, his wife, for which I have an escheat warrant, & mulatto man Kinier & his son George.
     To son John Smith, 14 head of cattle, some of which he has received & marked.
     If any of my daus. d. s. p., their lands shall descend to their bro. James Smith, & if he d. s. p., to James Smith, s. o. John Smith.
     To wife, Mary Smith, for life, my dw. plntn. with 500a, slaves Great Charles, Limehous, Robin, Rainer, Dick, & Jenny, & 2 beds.
     To dau. Elizabeth, 6500 lb. tob. to buy a slave.
     To Susannah, 2 negro boys, Abraham & Jacob.
     Out of their parts my chldn. shall pay to Mrs. Susannah Mackall, for life, L 6 sterling/yr.
     Extrs: wife, Mary, & son James.
     Witn: Thomas John Jones, George Doran, Samll. Smith
     18 March 1754, sworn to by John Thomas, George Doran, & Samuel Smith, &the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 96
19 April 1751
REILEIGH, HENRY, [St. Mary's Co.]
     To Elizabeth Williams, d. o. Benjamin Williams, negro boy Jeremy.
     To Mary Beel, a bed.
     To bros. Michael, John, & William Reiligh, equ. div. my clothes.
     To Joseph Beel, a yearling heifer.
     To Michael Reiligh, the note I have of William Lucas, for 2250 lb. tob.
     To extrx., Margaret Reed, for life, the use of the rest of my e. r. & p., & on her d., to John Reiligh, s. o. Michael Reileigh.
     Negro boy Jess is to be free at age 21.
     Witn: James Aspby, George Leigh, John Curlett.
     4 March 1754, worn to by Leigh & Curlett.

Liber 29, folio 97
1 Oct. 1750
HANCOCK, WILLIAM, Sr., Anne Arundel Co.
     To son Stephen Hancock, for life Crouches Mill Pond, where he lives, & on his d., to his son William Hancock; also to s'd Stephen, on his mother's d., the leased plntn. where I live with 1/2 the land leased of Mr. William Worthington.
     To wife & extrx., Jane Hancock, for life, my p. e., & on her d., to be equ. div. among my 4 chldn.: William & Stephen Hancock, Elizabeth Kitley, & Avil Hughes
     Witn: Godfrey Waters, Robert Grey, Paul Philips.
     1 Feb. 1764, sworn to by Gray & Philips.

Liber 29, Folio 99
27 Feb. 1741
HOXTON, HYDE, Prince George's Co.
     To son Walter Hoxton, all my lands & 1/2 my m. e.
     To wife, Susannah Hoxton, the other 1/2 my m. e., & if s'd son d. before age 21, my whole e. r. & p. is to be his.
     Extrs: s'd wife, Susannah, & my friend Richard Harrison.
     Witn: Samll. Robertson, B[enjamin] Harrison, Prue Tamor.
     2 April 1754, affirmed by Robertson (Quaker) & sworn to by Harrison, & Richard Harrison renounced extrship.

Liber 29, Folio 100
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PURNELL, RICHARD, Anne Arundel Co.
     To wife, Rachell Purnell, for life, my p. e. & the plntn. she lives on, & on her d. to Benja. Purnell, & the p. e., equ. div., to the 3 chldn: Sarah, Benja., & Virlinda Purnell.
     To John Purnell, Harrison's Enlargement Gramer's Chance & 6a down to the pines.
     To Richard Purnell & Samuel Purnell, equ. div. betw the 2 bros., Birkhead Adventure.
     Witn: William Journey, Seaborn Carr, Walter Carr, William Jorney, Jr.
     30 Jan. 1754, sworn to by Wm. Jorney, Sr. & Jr. & Seaborn & Walter Carr.

Libere 29, folio 101
2 Jan. 1749/50
WILLIAMS, JOSEPH, [son of Benja.], Anne Arundel Co.
     To son Benjamin, 133a of Snowdens Search, 100a of Plumpton, 67a of Snowdens Reputation Supported,  50a left me by Margaret Gaither, 3214 boards of the land where I live, L 25 sterl., & all the livestock belonging to the plntn. where he lives.
     To son John Williams, William Chance 300a, the part of Turkey Neck that belongs to me & adj. Williams Chance, L 30, & the stock on the plntn. where I live (after my wife has had her part).
     To sons Benja. & John, equ. div., Williams Contrivance 327a, & the rest of my e. to be equ. div. among all my chldn.: Benjamin, John, & Mary.
     Extrs: wife, Ruth Williams, & sons Benja. & John, & Joseph Pen.
     Witn: Conrad Schomaker, Thomas Whithead, Thomas Davis Weaver.
     25 Feb. 1754, sworn to by Schomaker.

Liber 29, folio
4 day 2d month, called April, 1748
SANDERS, SARAH, Anne Arundel Co.
     To grdson Henry Childs Sanders, the plntn. I live on, late dw. of my dec'd father, Henry Childs (after the d. of his father, John Sanders), but if he d. s. p., it is to be sold & the money equ. div. among my 4 grdchldn: Ann Sanders, Sarah, Elizabeth, & Edward.
     To s'd grdson Henry, L 10 sterl., L 5.10 sterl. gold, negro girl Moll, negro boys Will, Harry, Jerry, & Abram, & negro girl Amy, but if he d. s. p., to the s'd 4 grdchldn.; also to s'd Henry. a bed, other hhold furn., & livestock.
     To grdau. Ann Sanders, negro boy Jamey & a piece of gold of L 1.8.
     To grddau. Sarah Sanders, negro girl Peg & a guinea in gold.
     To grdau Elizth. Sanders, negro girl Fie.
     To grdson Edward Sanders, negro girl Bridgett.
     To dau.-in-law Elizath. Sanders, L 10 sterl.
     To cousin Richard Lewin, s. o. nephew Lewis Lewin, at age 21, L 5 sterl.
     To son & extr., John Sanders, for life, all the residue & to his wife for widhood, & on her d. or mar., 1/2 to s'd grdson Henry & 1/2 to s'd 4 grdchldn.
     Witn: D[avid] Weems, Leues Lewin, Ceptus Child.
     19 April 1754, sworn to by Lewin & Child.

Liber 29, folio 105
     30 Nov. 1751, Benjamin Hungerford resigns the extrship of will of John Hungerford, [Calvert Co., Liber 29, Folio 6], to Mr. Tho. Cleverly Dare.

Liber 29, folio 105
25 July 1753
SMITH, JOHN, St. Leonards, Calvert Co.
     To friend Mr. Jas. John Mackall, my water mill, & great case, & bottles.
     To friend Young Parran, the choice of my negro wenches.
     To 2 cousins Richard & Charles Smith, each a suit of mourning.
     To Mrs. Susannah Mackall, d. o. Mr. Jas. John Mackall, the mourning ring my bro. Nathl. Smith left me.
     To sister Alithea Parker, for life, the use of the residue of my e.
     On my sister Parker's d., to cousin Walter Smith, s. o. my bro. Walter dec'd, my home plntn. provided he convey to his sister Alithea Smith the land adj. my mill land (that fell to him by the d. of my bro. Charles Smith).
     To cousin Gertrude Smith Parker, d. o. sister Alithea Parker, the land adj. my mill land; that is, all the land my father left me.
     The residue after my sister's d., to my 3 cousins aboves'd: Walter Smith, Alethea Smith, & Gertrude Smith Parker, equ. div.
     Extr: Mr. Young Parran.
     Witn: Richard Smith, Kensey Freeman, Hutcheson Parkar.
     20 March 1754, sworn to by Smith & Freeman, & Young Parran swore that the testator gave him the will.

Liber 29, folio 106
6 Feb. 1754
DUKE, JAMES, Calvert Co.
     To son James Duke, the part of Brook Place Mannor he lives on, negro wench Tamer & her 3 chldn.,& negro wench Hagar & her dau., but if he d. s. p., equ. div., to sons John, Leonard, Basil, & Andrew.
     To son Benjamin, Dukes Mill, the water mill at the head of Battle Crk., & negro girl --------.
     To dau. Martha Mackall, 10 head of young cattle.
     To son Leonard, my whole set of blacksmiths tools that I sent for.
     To dau. Mary Hellen, 10 head of young cattle & 10 head of hogs.
     After my whole e. down here has been apprd.& my wife has her 1/3, the remaining 2 parts equ. div. to s'd 4 sons: John, Leonard, Basil &  Andrew.
     Extr: James Duke.
     Witn: Thos. Johnson, Samll. Parran, Wm. Hilhouse.
     20 March 1754, Easter Duke, the widow, refused to stand to the will, & Parran & Hilhouse swore to it.

Liber 29, folio 108
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DARNALL, EDWARD, Charles Co., planter.
     To William Thomas, negro man Jack, a cow, & a bed.
     To son Edward 2 cows & calves, a handmill, & a cupboard.
     To son William, a bed.
     To son Isaac, my old gun.
     To the rest of my chldn., Thomas, Mary, Sarah, & Elizabeth, equ. div. the residue.
     Extr: son Edward.
     Witn: James Thomas, Thos. Thomas, Tho. North.
     4 May 1754, sworn to by James Thomas & Thomas North in presence of Tho. Darnall, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 109
25 March 1753
WARD, AGNESS, Mulliwoman, Charles Co., widow.
     To son & extr., AkellisWard, negro man Jack & all my g. & c. except those hereafter menitoned.
     To grdson Francis Garner, one of my beds.
     Witn; Edwd. Brawner, Ann McClane, Willm. Eilback.
     [27 April 1754, sworn to by Brawner& McClain.]

Liber 29, folio 110
2 Feb. 1753
BRISCOE, ELINER, Charles Co., widow.
     To grddau. Eliner Briscoe, d.o. Leonard & Elizabeth Briscoe, negro woman Philis & her increase, except the first child, which is to be given to Mary Briscoe, d. o. s'd Leonard & Elizabeth.
     To grdson Hanson Briscoe, s. o. Philip & Chloe Briscoe, negro boy Roswell, but if s'd Hanson d. s. p., to his bro. John Hanson Briscoe.
     To grddau. Elinor Llewellen Briscoe, d. o. Samuel & Margartet Briscoe, 6 silver spoons.
     To grddau. Elinor Wlson Briscoe, d. o. Hezekiah & Susannah Briscoe, negro girl Nan.
     To grddau. Margarett Briscoe, d. o. s'd Hezekiah & Susannah, negro girl Henny.
     To grdson John Wilson, negro woman Moll.
     To 2 daus. Martha Wilson & Elizabeth Briscoe, my clothes.
     To son & extr., Hezekiah Briscoe, The Retirement, part in St. Mary's & part in Charles Co., & the residue of my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Andw. Chunn, John Compton, James Compton.
     [no probate]

Liber 29, folio 111
28 Nov. 1753
THORNTON, JOHN, Rector of Christ Curch Parish, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife & extrx., Jane Thornton, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Joseph Sadler, Richard Carter, John Elliot.
     30 March 1754, sworn to by Carter & Elliot.

Liber 29, folio 112
2 July 1751
STEWART, THOMAS, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife, Susannah Stewart, for life the use of my dw. plntn. & land, Carey's Discovery, & all my p. e. except a mare colt, & on her d., to son Wm. Stewart.
     To son Athel Stewart, 100a of Silvestris Forrest, to be under his mother's care during his stay with her, & a mare colt.
     On my wife's d., to my 5 chldn. - Athol, William, Lydia, Mary, & Anna - my p. e. equ. div.
     Extrs: s'd wife & John Cooper, Jr.
     Witn: Soloman Kenton, Soloman Wilson, James Wilson.
     28 March 1754, affirmed by Kenton (Quaker) & sworn to by both Wilsons, & the widow chose 1/3 her husband's p. e.

Liber 29, folio 113
5 Jan. 1754
WOOTERS, RICHARD, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Wooters, the residue of my p. e., & for life, Richard & Mary's Forest, on which I dw., & on her d. to son Richard Wooters, but if he d. before my wife, all my lands to son Shadrach Wooters.
     To John Wooters, reputed to be my son, & Elizabeth Harper, reputed to be my dau., each 1 sh. sterl. & no more.
     Witn: Peter Jump, Abraham Jump, Anthony Roe.
     27 March 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.in presence of John Wooters, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 114
9 Dec. 1753
SADLER, JAMES, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To son James, negro men Tom & Will, negro woman Sarah now with child & all her increase, gray horse Lyair, & a desk & looking glass left me by my father.
     To dau. Mary negro girls Nann, Darkey, Candrie, & Susannah, negro boys Hill & Samuel, a looking glass, & a chest.
     To wife & extrx., Mary, negro men Cook, Harry, & Peter, negro women Darkey & Juday, a riding chair & the chair horse Rane.
     If son James & dau. Mary both d. before they come to age, their e. are to fall to my bro. & sisters.
     If son-in-law Samuel Griffeth pay my extrx. L 100, she is to convey Sudlars Chance, & the L 100 is to be equ. paid betw.son James & dau. Mary.
     Of the residue, 1/3 to s'd wife & the rest equ. div. betw. son James & dau. Mary.
     Witn: Joseph Sudler, Ja[mes] Harvey, William Price.
     25 March 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 116
30 Sept. 1747
CRONEY, MAREY, Queen Anns Co., widow.
     To son James Croney, dau. Margaret Burke, wife of John Burke, Sr., & son John Croney, 5 sh. apiece.
     To dau..Mary Burke, wife of John Burke, Jr., my clothes, my side saddle, & my riding horse Dimond.
     To son & extr., Philip Croney, the residue of my r. & p. e.
     Witn: John Hale, Larrance Hale, Sarah Hale.
     2 May 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 116
6 Jan. 1754
SHELLY, JOHN, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Shelly, the corn & meat in my houses, the wheat growing, & one stack of wheat.
     To dau. Rebakah Shelley, a heifer, a new iron pot, a pewter basin, & a sow.
     To dau. Ann Shelley, a mare, a ewe & lamb, a pewter basin, & a sow.
     To my John, now unchristened, a mare, a heifer, a ewe & lamb, a bed, & a sow big with pig.
     To dau. Esther Shelley, 1 sh. sterl.
     The residue, equ. div., to my 5 chldn: John, Moses, Rebekah, Ann, & John Shelley - to remain in their mother's hands till they are of age to receive it.
     Witn: John Holt, John Sego, Soloman Newman.
     4 April 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 118
10 March 1754
BOWDLE, LOFTUS, Talbot Co.
     To wife & extrx., Ann Bowdle, for life, the part of Hierdierloyd I live on & the land I bought of William Martin, Jr.at the head of Schoolhouse Cove, & on her d., to the child she may be with, & if there is no child, to my bro. Henry Bowdle, & if they all d. s. p., to my bro. Tristram Bowdle.
     To sister Ann Bowdle, 2 negroes, Clow & Grace.
     Witn: Thos. Stevens, Sr. John Stevens, George Dudley, Thomas Stevens, Jr.
     7 May 1754, sworn to by Thos. Stevens, Sr., & John Stevens.

Liber 29, folio 119
20 Feb. 1754
BLADES, EDMUND, Talbot Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Blades, all my p. e.
     Witn: James Edge, Ja[co]b Hindman, John Harrington.
     7 May 1754, sworn to by Edge & Hindman, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 120
21 Nov. 1753
JOHNSON, WILLIAM, Talbot Co.
     To wife Mary Johnson, all the residue except a 4-yr.-old heifer to Magdalen Crump.
     Extr: landlord, Robert Goldsborough.
     Witn: Isaac Willliams, John Barwick.
     11 April 1754, sworn to by Barwick & affirmed by Williams (Quaker).

Liber 29, folio 121
16 March 1754
JONES, JOHN, Talbot Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Jones, my plntn. & land, stock, & other movables.
     Witn: Richd. Rawlinson, John Price, Rachel Coleman.
     Sworn to by Price & Coleman 19 & by Rawlinson 25 March 1754, & Robert Jones, heir at law, did not object.

Liber 29, folio 121
6 March 1742
DAWSON, ROBERT, Talbot Co.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Dawson, for widhood, my dw. plntn.& lands adj. &  p. e., & on her d., s'd lands to be equ. div. betw. sons William Dawson, who is to have s'd dw. plntn, & Robert Dawson, who is to have the lower part, & in failure of s'd Robert's issue, his share to son Ralph Dawson, & sons William & Robert are to pay son Ralph 2500 lb. tob. each when he is 21.
     To son Ralph, on the d. of my wife, negro girl Minto.
     To dau. Mabel Dawson, negro woman Rose.
     To dau. Margarett Dawson, negro man Nero.
     Witn: Rosdon Bozman, Philoman Plowman, David White.
     1 April 1754, sworn to by Plowman & White in presence of William Dawson, heir at law, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 123
16 March 1754
MARSH, EDMOND, Talbot Co., planter.
     To wife, Jean Marsh, for life, all my e. r. & p., & on her d., my land to son John Marsh.
     Witn: George Scott, James Sutton, Ezabella Scott.
     14 May 1754, sworn to by Sutton & Esabella Scott.

Liber 29, folio 124
14 Jan 1754
HAGAS, THOMAS, Sr., Frederick Co., farmer.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Hargis, the use of my e. r. & p.
     To son Thomas Hargis, Jr., & sons-in-law John Burton, Samuel Britchett, & Abram Johnson, 5 sh. apiece.
     To dau. Ann Hargis, a black cow, a yearling brindle heifer, & 40 sh. to be paid when she is at age.
     To dau. Mary a dark sorrel mare & 40 sh. when she is at age.
     To dau. Susanna, L 5 at her coming to age.
     To daus. Christian & Elenor, L 10 apiece at their coming to age.
     Witn: Abraham Johnson, Edmond Moran, Jacob Ashcraft.
     2 April 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 125
13 March 1754
JACK, JAMES, Frederick Co.
     To wife, Ann, whom, with Patrick Jack & Arthur Alexander, I make extr., for widhood, 1/3 my e. r. & p.
     To son John Jack & Sarah Jack & the child unborn, the residue equ. div., incl. L 8 to maintain the child unborn.
     Witn: James Gilliland, John Jack, Gabriel Friend.
     21 March1754, sworn to by all 3 witn., & Patrick Jack & Arthur Alexander resigned the admin to Ann Jack.

Liber 29, folio 126
11 Sept. 1753
PACK, GEORGE, Frederick Co., yeoman.
     To wife & extrx., Margarett, for widhood, all my lands, lying along Potomack R., some bought of Robert Brightwell & the other part of Vulkamore & my m. e., & if she wed, s'd lands to be equ. div. betw. sons John & Benjamin Pack for their upbringing, & when they come to age, s'd Benja. to have the upper part.
     S'd wife is to give my m. e. to my 3 daus. - Mary, Elizabeth, & Susannah - as she sees fit.
     To eldest son, Samuel Pack, first choice of 1/7 of 735a on Sleepy Crk. in Fredricks Co., Virginia, which I purchased of Andrew Paul, the other 6 parts to sons George, Thomas, Joseph, Job, Bartomeus, & Simon Pack, as drawn by lot.
     Witn: James Gilliland, Aaron Royse, James Dunn.
     21 March 1754, sworn to by Dunn & Gilliland

Liber 29, folio 129
19 Feb. 1754
DICKERSON, JOSEPH, Frederick Co., planter.
     To wife, Mary Dicerson, a bed, servant woman Mary Nicholls, the corn & wheat for this year's provision, & mulatto boy Benjamin Howard.
     To grddau. Sarah Lazyear, a black & white heifer marked with her father John Lazyear's mark.
     To s'd wife & dau. Elizabeth Lazyear, the rest of my p. e. equ. div.
     Witn: John Holmes, Hugh Thomas, Wm. Hammond Peters.
     19 March 1754, sworn to by Holmes & Thomas.

Liber 29, folio 129
26 April 1751
ELTINGEE, CORNELIUS, Frederick Co., farmer.
     To wife, Rebecca Eltingee, for life,  my dw. house & plntn. consisting of  Millbrun, 1/2 Long Acre, Addition, Eltingee's Rest, & Derby Island, her choice of 1 slave, hhold furn. livestock, & farm implements.
     To son Isaac Eltingee, still house & smith shop, 2 negro slaves, livestock, & farm implements.
     To all my chldn. equ. div., on my wife's d., the residue of my p. e.; I confirm the deeds of lands to my daus. or their husbands.
     Extrs: son Isaac Eltingee & sons-in-law John Hite & Isaac Hite.
     Witn: Jno. Rawlings, Wm. Pritchett, James Holmand, William Chambers.
     1 Jan 1754, sworn to by Rawlings, Pritchett, & Holmand, & the widow refused to stand to the will.

Liber 29, folio 132
23 Feb. 1754 N.S.
BROWNE, JETHRO, Cecil Co., mariner.
     To kinsman Francis Hurdd of the City of London, merchant, & Samuel Jarvis, L 100.
     To John Gartrile of Nottingham, Pennsylvania, schoolmaster, L 10.
     The heirs of Joseph Creswell dec'd, L 3.10.
     To Capt. Nathan Baker of Cecil Co., Gent., my mill on North East R. & its land & 1/2 the residue of my whole e., & he is to be my extr.
     To Mr. Henry Baker of Cecil Co.& his sister Mary Rufton, wife of. Job Rufton, the other 1/2.
     Witn: Matt[hia]s Bordley, Richd. Patton, Rebeeck Patton, William Patton.
     14 March 1754, sworn to by Bordley & Richd. & Rebecca Patton.

Liber 29, folio 133
25 Feb. 1754
WHITERCAR, ROBERT, Cecil Co., yeoman.
     To wife, Mary. 1/3 my m. e.
     To son Thomas Whitacier, the plntn. where I live, a bed, his riding horse, bridle, & saddle, & he is to pay to son Samuel L 30 2 yrs. after my d., son Ralph L 20 at age 21, dau. Ann L 1.10 one yr. after my d., & every one of my other dau. - Reachel, Phebe, Esther, Sarah, & Millisent - L 4 as they come to age.
     The residue is to be for the bringing up of my s'd 5 youngest daus.; son Ralph is to be apprenticed to a trade he likes best; & anything left, to my 6 youngest.
     Extrs: wife, Mary, & son Thomas.
     My nighers Saml. Gilpin & Saml. Bond are to be grdns. to son Thomas Whitaker.
     Witn: Samuel Gilpinn, Samll. Bond, Robert Oldham.
     14 March 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.in presence of  Samuel Whitaker, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 134
18 Sept. 1753
McKOWN, SAMUEL, Susquehanna Hundred, [Cecil Co.], farmer.
     To wife [not named], 1/3 my p. e. & 1/3 my land for widhood.
     The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among my chldn. except eldest son, Robart [whom] I allow L 20, my horse Rainbow, & my saddle above the rest.
     The rest of my land is to maintain my chldn. till they come of age.
     Grdns: brother John Reynolds & neighbors James Evans, John Mitchel, John Ash
     Extrs: wife & Charles Bonar.
     Witn: James Evens, John Mitchell, John Ash.
     15 March 1754, sworn to by Ash & Mitchell.

Liber 29, folio 135
7 Dec. 1753
ROBERTS, JAMES, Cecil Co., planter.
     To grddau. Ann Ricketts Roberts, all my e. r. & p., except L 10 to Francis Rutter whe he is of age.
     If s'd Ann d. s. p., my e. is to be sold & the money equ. div. among my sister Ruth Money's chldn: James, Jacob, John, & William McDowall & Robert, Rachell, & Hyland Money.
     Extr: cousin James McDowell.
     Wit: Franc[is] Mauldin, Benjamin Mauldin, Robert Thackrey, Nich[olas] Hyland
     18 March 1754, sworn to by Benja. Mauldin, Thackery, & Hyland.

Liber 29, folio 136
12 April 1749
PEARCE, MARY, Cecil Co., widow of Col. Benjamin Pearce.
     To son William Pearce, who has more than his share of his father's e., the bal. of the acct. of s'd e., he giving my extr. a full discharge for his s'd share.
     To son Andrew Pearce, a black mare & her colt.
     To son Daniel Pearce, a gray mare & her colt.
     To dau. Sarah & Rachel Pearce, L 25-worth of hhold furn. each.
     To son Andrew Pearce, negro man Bob, & s'd Andrew is to build a dw. house of hewed logs on son Daniel's land.
     The residue of my e., equ. div., to chldn. William, Andrew, Daniel, Sarah, & Rachel Pearce.
     Extr: son Andrew Pearce.
     Witn: Marg[arett] Pearce, Ben. Pearce, Henry Pennington.
     30 March 1754, sworn to by Benj. & Margt. Pearce.

Liber 29, folio 138
11 Feb. 1753
JAXSON, SAMUEL, Somereset Co.
     To wife, Sarah Jackson, for widhood, my dw. plntn & p. e.
     To grdson Samuel Jaxson Baley, my plntn. with tract Jaxsons Loot with a large chest & my clothes, but if he d. s. p., s'd land to grdson Benja. Baley.
     To s'd grdson Benja. Baley, a bed, a pewter dish, a 2-yr.-old heifer, a ewe & lamb, & a large iron pot.
     The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. among grdchldn Samuel Jaxson Baley, Betty Steven, Davis, Benjamin, Jonathan, Sarah, George, Mary, & Elener Baley.
     Extrs: wife & grdson Samuel Jaxson Baley.
     Witn: William Brown, William Tully, Thomas Magee.
     Sworn to by Tully & Magee 9 April 1754 & by Brown 25 April 1754.

Liber 29, folio 139
8 Feb. 1752
DAVIS, WILLIAM, Somerset Co.
     To son-in-law Joseph Allen & dau. Betty Allen, for their lives, part of my dw. plntn. near John Williams's, 60a of Fourtune, & 1/3 my apple orchard.
     To wife, Bridgett Davis, my dw. house & the rest of my lands & orchard till grdson Wm. Davis Allen is 21.
     To s'd grdson, all the aboves'd lands  & plntn., but if he d. s.p., to grdson John Allen.
     To grdson John Allen, on the d. of my wife, negro Mary.
     To wife, negro Rose until s'd grdson Wm Davis Allen is 21 & negroes Thelas & Mary for life, riding mare Flanders, writing desk, & oval table.
     To cozen Davis Baley, a 3-yr.-old heifer when he is 16.
     The residue, equ. div., to wife & dau. Betty Allen.
     Extrs: son-in-law Joseph Allen & wife, Bridgett Davis.
     Witn: David Polk, Matthew Goslee, John Goslee, Joshua Turpin.
     5 March 1754, sworn to by Polk, Turpin, & John Goslee, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 141
16 Feb. 1754
[WRITE, BETTY, Somerset Co.]
     To sister Easter Righte, my 1/3 of my dec'd husband's e., & the residue, equ. div., to my 2 sons, Zebulon & Steven Right.
     Witn: N. Dashiell, Thos. Philips, Isaac Parremore.
     5 March 1754, sworn to by Philips & Parremore.

Liber 29, folio 141
9 Nov. 1753
LETHERBURY, JOHN, Somerset Co.
     To son Thomas Leatherbury, all my land on Quantico & 1 sh. sterl.
     To daus. Betty & Eleanor Leatherbury, equ. dv., negro girl Mary.
     To wife & extrx., [Eleanor Leatherbury], for widhood, negro boy Sambo, & on her d., to son John Leatherbury, & if he d. s. p., to son Charles.
     To son John Leatherbury, an axe, an ads, a handsaw, whipsaw, & crosscut saw.
     To son Charles Leatherbury, a bed.
     Witn: Thos. Jones, Benj. Jones, John Jones.
     23 April 1754, sworn to by B enja. & John Jones, & Eleanor Leatherbury, the widow, elected her 1/3 exclusive of the legacy.

Liber 29, folio 142
16 Feb. 1754
CAFFEY, MICHAEL, Dorchester Co.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Caffey, all my p. e.
     Witn: Rachel Layton, Ann Baker.
     2 March 1754, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 143
30 Aug, 1735
THORPE, WILLIAM, Talbot Co.
     To wife& extr., Jane Thorpe, for life, her riding horse, bridle, & saddle, the bed I lie on, & 50a I purchased of Denis Lary, & on her d., to son John Thorpe except 1a for a burying place; for widhood, she is to have use of the land I bought of John Jurdan, & then to son Thomas Thorpe.
     To son John Thorpe, a feather bed.
     To son Isaac Thorpe, a mare & colt with bridle & saddle & a bed.
     To dau. Mary Thorper, a young mare colt going on 2 yrs old.
     To son William Thorpe, a walnut table.
     My 4 youngest sons - Abner, Joseph, Ogle, & William - are to be of age at 20.
     To dau. Jane Thorpe, a 2-gal. iron pot.
     To dau. Elizabeth Thorpe, a 2-gal, iron kettle.
     To son Thomas Thorpe, my coopers tools.
     The residue of my e. to be equ. div. among my 7 youngest chldn. beg. with dau. Mary.
     Witn: Sim[on] Keld, Susannah Keld, James Shield.
     1 Dec. 1752, sworn to by Simon Kild.

Liber 29, folio145
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BROOKE, ROBERT, Calvert o.
     To wife & extrx., Jane Brooke, for widhood, my dw. plntn. 300a, & if she mar., son Robe. Brooke is to have 200a, & on s'd wife's d., s'd land is to be sold by sons Robt., Will., Francis, Henry, & Charles Brooke.
     If dau. Mary Fenwick will not let what I have given her be brought to appraisment, she is to be paid off with 2 sh. 6 pence sterl.
     All my negroes are to be equ. div. among my 9 chldn: Robt. Brooke, Willm. Brooke, Francis Brooke, Henry Brooke, Charles Brooke, Mary Fenwick, Sarah Brooke, Barberry Brooke, & Jane Brooke.
     My p. e. is to be div. among s'd chldn., & my wife is to have the house during widhood.
     17 Sept. 1753, sworn to by Mr. Roger Brooke, who said that the will was not executed only for want of a sufficient number of witn.

Liber 29, folio 146
22 Oct. 1753
SMITH, ANDREW, Sr., Worcester Co.
     To son George Smith, for life, Smiths Choice, & on his d., to grdson George Smith, s. o. s'd George.
     To son William Smith, my big Bible with 1 sh. sterl.
     To dau. Elizabeth Hammond, 1 sh. sterl.
     To son Andrew Smith, Choice or Chance, 50a in the forest at the head of Cold Cyprus Br.near Wm Farlow's.
     To wife & extrx., Susannah Smith, my e. which I have not already disposed of.
     Witn: Benj. Handy, Robt. Handy, Hugh Porter.
     7 March 1754, sworn to by Benj. & Robin Handy.

Liber 29, folio 147
18 June 1753
CLOGG, SAMUEL, WorcesterCo.
     To cuzen Samuel Banks, 1/2 my part of Furbridge, the whole, 200a, to be div. betw. him & my son Sam'l Clogg, s'd Banks to have the N part incl. the plntn. where he lives, not barring his mother, Naomi Banks, from living there for her widhood.
     To son Sam'l Clgg, the other 1/2 with the plntn. I live on & 1/2 my p. e. on the d. of my s'd wife.
     To dau. Mary, on s'd wife's d., the other 1/2 my p. e.
     To wife & extrx., Marget Clogg, for life, s'd plntn. & land mentioned to my son & all my p. e.
     Overseers: Wm. Wharton & Moses Mills to care for my son till he is 21.
     Witn: William Wharton, William Lloyd, Moses Miles.
     8 March 1754, sworn to by Mills & Wm. Floyd.

Liber 29, folio 148
31 Dec. 1752
DAVIS, WILLIAM, Sr., Worcester Co., carpenter.
     To son & extr., Levi Davis, the plntn. I live on & all the land S of a deep gully above my plntn., the bed I lie on, a handmill, my little gun, & livestock.
     To dau. Vilet Clair Davis, my truckle bed, an iron pot called Chehews, pewter dishes & plates, a cow with calf, & 2 sheep.
     To son Truitt Davis, Middle Road 100a, the bed he used to lie on, & a middle iron pot.
     To grdson George Davis, 100a from s'd deep gully to George Truitts first bounder on the d. of his father, [my son George Davis ?].
     To grddau. Tabitha Davis, a bed, a 2-yr.-old heifer, a small iron pot, & a ewe.
     The rest of my m. e., equ. div. to my 6 chldn: Robert, William, George, Truitt, Villlet Clare, & Levi.
     Witn: James Noble, Wm. Davis, Joshua Davis.
     7 March 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 149
12 Sept. 1753
ROBINSON, THOMAS, Worcester Co.
     To son Thomas Robinson, , the plntn. I live on provided he have my 3 youngest chldn., Molley, Cornelius, & John, taught to read the Bible well & he pay son John L 20 at age 18, & if he refuses, son John is to have 1/2 s'd land.
     To son Cornelius, 136a of the land that lies over the beaverdam.
     To son William, negro boy Moses.
     To dau. Mollie, negro girl Ester & a bed.
     To 2 youngest sons, Cornelius & John, negro wench & child, both called Cubbers.
     To dau. Comfort Coffin, a side saddle I lent her.
     The residue is to be equ. div. among all my chldn: Joseph, Comfort, Peter, Thomas, William, Mollie, Cornelius, & John
     Extr: son Thomas, who is to have the care of my 3 youngest childn. while they come to age, 16 for the girl & 18 for the boys.
     Witn: Michael Godwin, Leonard Johnson, Ruth Johnson.
     7 March 1754, sworn to by Godwin & Leonard Johnson.

Liber 29, folio 151
27 Oct. 1753
ROBINSON, MICHAEL, [Worcester Co.]
     To son William Robinson, the plntn. he lives on with 130a I had of my bro. Joshua Robinson.
     To son Michael Robinson, the plntn. both he & I live on with my land on the W side my mill br. & my water mill.
     To dau. Rutheany Tingle, my land up the mill br., part of Robinsons Purchase, where she lives on the N & E side of the br., & a 2-yr.-old heifer
     To dau. Rachel Robinson, 50a of Fairheavin.
     To 2 sons William & Michael, 50a of s'd Fairheavin.
     The residue of my e.is to be equ. div. among my 4 chldn: William, Michael, Rachel, & Rutheany.
     Extrs: wife, Joyce, & son William.
     Witn: Michael Godwin, WilliamRichards, William Tingls.
     7 March 1754, sworn to by Godwin & Richards.

Liber 29, folio 152
2 March 1752
RICHARDS, WILLIAM, Worcester Co., planter.
     To son William Richards, the plntn. where I dw. with 62a added, the land Medley 162a.
     To son Isaac Richards, Batchelers Delight 50a.
     To son Joseph Richards, Richards Chance 100a.
     To son John Richards, Rachel Deisier 100a.
     To wife & extr., Rachel Richards, 1/3 my m. e.
     The rest of my m. e.to my 6 chldn: William, Isaac, Joseph, John, Mary, & Martha Richards.
     Witn: Stevens White, Brikus Townshend. John Chadburn.
     5 March 1754, sworn to by White & Townshend, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 29, folio 154
26 Aug. 1753
WATKINS, WILLIAM, Baltimore county, planter.
     To wife & extrx., Ann Watkins, the plntn where I live on My Lady's Mannor with all my p. e.
     To bros. Samuel & John Watkins & sisters Mary Watkins & Martha Standefer & Soloman [Watkins], 1 sh. sterl.
     Witn: Richd. Boddington, W[m]. Slade, James Pocock.
     Sworn to 10 June 1754 by James Pocock & Rd. Borrington & 12 June by Wm. Slaid.

Liber 29, folio 155
16 Nov. 1753
SATOR, HENRY, Baltimore Co.
     To sons George Sater, Henry Sater, John Sater, & the child my wife Darcus Sater goes with, to be named Joseph Sater if a male, all my lands equ. div., but if s'd child be female or if any of my s'd sons d. s. p., s'd lands are to be equ. div. among s'd sons as they arrive at age to receive them.
     Extr: neighbor Joseph Taylor.
     Witn: Joseph Taylor, Charles Gorsuch, Loveless Gorsuch.
     30 May 1754, affirmed by Taylor (Quaker) & sworn to by Charles & Loveless Gorsuch.

Liber 29, folio 156
7 April 1754
WATTERS, GODFREY, Baltimore Co., planter.
     To son John Waters, a church Bible.
     To on Henry Waters, negro girl Nell.
     To dau. Mary Divers, negro boy Ben.
     To son Henery Waters, a book The Christans Guide.
     To son Godfery Waters, negro boy Petter, silver shoe & knee buckles, a Bible, a Christans Guide, Contemplations of the State of Man, & a common prayer b'k.
     To son Nickleas Waters, negro boy Tippen, a common prayer b'k, & The Hole Duty of Man.
     To son Steven Waters, negro boy Dick.
     To dau. Ann Waters & sons Welber & William Waters, each L 5.
     To wife & extr., Sarah Waters, negro man Pogoler, negro woman Hago, negro girl Jinney, for widhood.
     If any of my chldn. that have a negro d. under age, it is to fall to the eldest that has no negro left.
     Win: John Timmons, Joseph Presbury, John Brown.
     5 June 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 157
10 April 1754
NEWMAN, DEBORAH, [Talbot Co.]
     To my mother, Elizabeth Pugh & John Acres, the care of my chldn. till they can provide for themselves, except son John I want bound at age 14 to Wm. Acres to learn the trade of joyner.
     To son John Newman, a young mare & saddle that belonged to Joseph Williams dec'd.
     The residue is to be equ. div. betw. my 3 shldn: Elizabeth Newman, John Newman, & James.
     Extrs: mother, Elizabeth Pugh, & bro. John Acres.
     Witn: Thos. Stevens, Mary Jones.
     4 June 1754, afirmed by Stevens (Quaker) & sworn to by Jones

Liber 29, folio 158
29 Oct. 1748
HICKSON, JOHN, Talbot Co.
     To wife & extrx., Hannah Hickson, for life, Poplar Hill & Hopsons Choice, the land I live on, & on her d., to my son Peter Hickson.
     Witn: John Carr, Joseph Mirrick, Tristam Thomas.
     --- ------- ------, sworn to by Tristrum Thomas, Carr & Mirrick being d.

Liber 29, folio 158
15 Oct. 1750
YOUNG, BENJAMIN, Prince George's Co., Esq.
     I confirm the mar. articles entered into with my wife, Ann, & direct that they be performed.
     To wife & extrx., for life, hhold furn. (except books), negroes, livestock on the plntn. I live on or on any part of her lands Camably Manor.
     To son Notley, on s'd wife's d., the e. r. & p. given to her & all my books.
     To eldest son, Benjamin, L 20 sterl. for a mourning ring.
     Friendship 600a, formerly in Prince George's Co., but now in Frederick Co., which I hold with Mr. George Scott, is to be sold.
     The residue, equ. div., to son Notley & 4 daus Mary, Henrietta, Ann, & Letitia.
     Witn: Eleanor Carroll, Ann Carroll, James Strahan.
     15 April 1754, sworn to by Elianor & Anne Carroll.

Liber 29, folio 160
25 Dec. 1753
TYLER, WILLIAM, Prince George's Co., planter
     To 2 sisters, Susannah Tyler & Sarah Tyler, equ. div., my p. e., & if both d. before the div., to my bro. & extr., Robert Tyler.
     Witn: Wm. Turner Woot, Edward Crabb.
     27 March 1754, sworn to by both witn.

7 May 1754, Lidie Fisher renounced the admin of the e.of her dec'd husb., Thomas Fisher of [Queen Anns Co.] See Testamentary Proceedings Liber 36, folio 61.

Liber 29, folio 161
12 June 1753
HALL, EDWARD, St. John's Parish, Queen Anns Co.
     To son Edward, the 73 3/4a of Hogg Harbour my father willed my bro. Lawrence & s'd Lawrence conveyed to me, but if s'd Edward d. s. p. before he is 21, to son Richard.
     To dau. Mary Ann, when she comes of age or mar., the value of a young gray mare.
     The residue of my p. e., equ. div., to all my chldn.
     Extrs: bro. John Hall & my wife [not named], & if she d. before my chldn , s'd bro. is to manage them & their e. till they come of age or mar.
     Witn: John Pratt, Lawrence Hall,John Bracco.
     9 May 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 162
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[CARNAN], ROWLAND, [Anne Arundel Co.], on my departure for England.
     To Christopher Carnan, L 100 sterling.
     To Danll. Chamier, L 30 sterl.
     To John Carnan, Jr., the residue.
     Extrs., John Carnan & s'd Daniel Chamier.
     Witn: Jno. Gassaway, John Hall.
     10 May 1754, sworn to by Gassaway.

Liber 29, folio 162
29 April 1754
HOLLIDAY, BENONI, Anne Arundel Co.
     To bro. William, negro boy Sam about 12 yrs old.
     To William Kintne, when he comes to age, L 15.
     To Elizabeth Kirkland, negro boy Phill about 8 yrs old.
     To bro. & extr., William Holliday, the place where I live.
     The residue is to be div. into 3 equ. parts: 1 part to Rachel Sherburn for life, & on her d., equ. div., to her chldn ;another to Catherine Simmons; & the other to bro. Wm. Holliday.
     Witn: Thomas Caney, Martin Norris, Willm. Sherburn.
     11 May 1754, sworn to by Norris & Sherburn.

Liber 29, folio 163
16 March 1764
McKEY, THOMAS, Anne Arundel Co.
     To Bazil Jenkins & Josiah Jenkins, his bro., equ. div., all my clothes.
     To s'd Bazil Jenkins, a case of razors, 7 yds. grey half-thick, 3 1/2 yds. Irish shirting, 3 1/2 yds. shalloes, & trimming for 1/2-thick shoe & knee buckles.
     To s'd Josiah Jenkins, a man's saddle, 7 yds. grey half-thick, 3 1/2 yds. Irish sheeting linen, 3 1/2 yds. shalloes.
     These legacies are to be put in the care of John Lewis to be dlvd. to s'd Bazil & Josiah when they are 16, & if both d. before age 16, to my sisters Else White-
         head & Margrett Trammel, equ. div.
     To wife, Jane, a sorrel mare,1/2 the residue of my p. e., & the plntn. where I dw.
     Extrs: my s'd wife & Jeremiah Jacobs.
     Witn: Law[rence] Robinson, John Allison, Jr., Francis Harper.
     24 May 1754, sworn to by Robinson.

Liber 29, folio 165
22 May 1752
WALLACE, THOMAS, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Wallace, 1/3 my p. e. & 150a of Comp, in Worcester Co.to be sold for bringing up my chldn., but if not sold, to son Thomas.
     To son Thomas Wallace, all my lands in Dorchester Co.
     To all my chldn., equ. div., the rest of my p. e.
     Witn: Benja. Keene, Joseph Wallace, Mary Booth.
     12 June 1754, sworn to by Keene & Wallace.

Liber 29, folio 166
25 April 1753
LANGRALL, GEORGE, Dorchester Co., Gent., old & weak.
     The upper 80a of Blof Islant, next to Ireland, & Black Walnut Island, at the mouth of Jerland Crk., & their freedom to my negroes Fillis (& her smallest child, Merear), Harry, & Dinah, & I leave the foolish negro in their care, & on their d., to James Largrel the 80a of Bloff Island & to George Langrel Black Walnut Island 50a.; also to s' negroes, 2 iron pots, one 2 gal. & one 4 gal  & their hooks, a skillet, & a bed.
     To my 2 cousins Isaac Covington & Wm. Langral, the rest of Bloof Island equ. div., the upper part to s'd Wm. & the lower to s'd Isaac.
     To James & George Langrals, equ. div., the marsh Cows Increase.
     To Thomas Walter, 2 tracts, Pokely & Moonshine.
     If s'd Isaac lay any claim to s'd negro Harry, he is to present L 70 to my e. for the money I paid him for Harry.
     To Thos. Covington, 6 cows, & to John Covington, 10 cows.
     To negro Fillis, 25 of the likeliest cattle to maintain the foolish negro, 2 pewter basins, 4 sows, & 10 sheep.
     To Lotte Betty Mezaik, d. o. Elihu  Mezick, as likely cow & calf as any in my stock.
     To sister Bety Pim, a good maintenance.
     To 5 cozens  - Isaac & Thomas Covington, Wm., James, & George Langralls - equ. div., all my m. e.
     To Jacob Mezick, s. o. Rachel Covington as was, 6 head of cattle.
     To Jacob Mezick, Sr., 20 sh. for a writing for me.
     To sister Sarah Covington, 1 sh. sterl. & likewise to each of them that can come for part of my e.
     Extr: Wm. Langral.
     Wtn: Jacob Mezick, Priscilla, Rumley, Eleabeth Dun.
     8 June 1754, sworn to by Jacob Messick & Eliza. Dun.

Liber 29, folio 168
31 Dec. 1753
FORD, TERESIA, St. Mary's Co., widow of Robert Ford.
     To James Neale, s. o. Henry Neale of Cob Neck dec'd & of Mary Neale, now mar. to John Lancaster, 1/5 Chancellors Point,on a writ of partition alloted to Anne Bladen, 73a & 40 perches [bounds given], to the line betw. John Parke & Teresia, his wife, & Anne Bladen, widow, & if s'd James d. s. p., to Gerrard Neale, his bro.
     To Teresia Neale, d. o. s'd Henry & Mary, a large trunk, all my clothes & other things in it, a chest of drawers, & a small round table.
     To Susannah Craycroft, wife of Charles Craycroft of Charles Co., the rest of my clothes.
     To Wm. Gardiner, s. o. Richd. Gardiner, negro girl Mildred.
     To Mary Thompson, wife of Michael Thompson, a plaid gown, a blue quilted petticoat, & a cow & calf.
     I ask Benja. Tasker, Esq., to give negro wench Mary & her youngest child to s'd Susannah Craycroft, for life, & then to her 2 youngest daus.
     To Sarah Craycroft, d. o. s'd Charles, 1 dubloon or 4 pistoles.
     To Henrietta Neale, d. o. s'd Henry & Mary, a mourning ring.
     5 Feb. 1754, proved by John Hall of St. Mary's Co., atty., who said he drew the will on 31 Dec. 1753 & Mrs. Ford d. the next day, 1 Jan. 1754, without signing it.

Liber 29, folio 170
18 May 1753
OUKTERTONY, PATRICK, Calvert Co., Gent.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Ouchtertoney, for life, Batchelor Quarter 420a, which I bought of the Revd. Mr. James Williamson, & on her d., to any childn. she may have, but if she not have any chldn. by me, the 1/2 s'd land where the buildings are to Patrick Ouchtertony, s. o. John Ouchtertony, my bro., now in other 1/2 sold & the money equ. div. betw. John Ouchtertoney & Alexander Ouchtertoney's other chldn.; also to s'd wife my p. e.unless she has chldn by me.
     Witn: Ann Cockshutt, Malachi Foot, David Arnold.
     15 July 1754, the widow stood to the will.
     28 June 1764, sworn to by Cockshutt & Arnold.

Liber 29, folio 171
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RIGBY, JOHN, Calvert Co.
     To wife & extrx., Catherine Rigby, my land near St. Leonards Crk. & my lot in St. Leonards Crk. Town, & the residue is to be equ. div. among wife & chldn.
     Witn: [Dr.] James St.Clair, Francis Woolfe, John Barber.
     19 June 1754, sworn to by St.Clair & Barber, Woolfe was deemed no evidence, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 172
27 April 1754
JOHNSON, JOSEPH, Calvert Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary, for widhood, 2 tracts my father willed me, The Town & part of The Angle, & on her mar., to dau. Mary.
     To dau. Susannah, negro man George my father willed me.
     To dau. Sarah, negro man Hammond my father willed me.
     To s'd 3 daus.the rest of what my father willed me & my own e. after my wife's 1/3.
     Witn: James St.Clair, C[harles] Clagett, Natl. Clagett.
     19 June 1754, sworn to by St.Clair & Charles Clagett, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 173
22 May 1752
WALLACE, THOMAS, Dorchester Co.
     [The same will as on folio 165.]

Liber 29, folio 174
15 March 1754
HACKETT, RICHARD, St. Mary's Co., planter.
     To wife [not named], for life, all my g. & c. & m. e., & on her d., to her son Rodolphus Nevitt.
     To dau. Rachell who goes by the name Rachell Hackett & my bro. Jno. Thompson, 1 sh. sterl. each.
     Extrs: s'd wife & her son Rodolphus.
     Witn: John Cole, Clement Medley.
     4 June 1754, sworn to by both witn. & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 175
9 Feb. 1754
BAKER, JOHN, St. Mary's Co.
     To dau. Mary Baker, my 2d best bed & 200 lb. tob.
     To grdson Charles Calvert Egerton, 1 sh. sterl. in full of his grdfather's e.
     My lands on the Eastern Shore I gave to Mr. Abram Barnes a power to sell, if he not sell them, are to be sold by my wife, & the money equ. div. betw. my chldn. after her d.
     My wife & extrx., Elizath. Baker, is to have the use of the rest of my p. e. & all my lands for life, & on her d. to  be equ. div. among my chldn.
     Witn: William Taylor, George Leigh, Roger Tolle.
     4 March 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 176
15 May 1754
DUNBAR, WILLIAM, St. Mary's Co.
     To sons Joseph & William Dunbar & daus. Mary Bragg & Anastasia Reader, 1 sh. sterl. apiece.
     To wife & extr., Elizbeath Dunbar, for life, all my e., & on her d., my plntn. to son Joseph Dunbar & the residue of my e. equ. div. betw. Mary Ann Busco, Jeane Dunbar, & John Dunbar, & if my s'd wife d. before my son John Dunbar & Jeane Dunbar come to age, Joseph Bisco & Mary Ann are to care for them till theycome to age (18 yrs. for son John).
     Witn: Thos. Tucker, Mary Tucker, Daniel Sullivan.
     24 June 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 177
20 April 1752
WATTERS, ELIZABETH, Somerset Co.
     To grdson Richard Waters, 91a of land & marsh left me by Thomas Everton, parts of Flatt Land & Johnson's Ridge, betw. rivers Annamessicks & Monokin.
     To dau. Sarah Watters, the rest of s'd lands, provided she pay the 3 youngest chldn. of my son Littleton Watters - Elizabeth, Esther, & Dolley - equ. div., L 60.
     To s'd dau. Sarah, negro wench Henney, my servant man James the Weaver, livestock, provisions, & crops.
     To grndson Richard Watters, negro wench Hagar & my copper still worm & tub.
     The residue of my e. is to be div. into 5 equ. parts: 1 to dau. Sarah Watters, 1 to Esther Lowes, 1 to Elizabeth Watters, d. o. my son William, 1 to Elizabeth Hurchins, & 1 equ. div. betw. son Littleton's s'd 3 youngest chldn., Elizabeth, Esther, & Dalley.
     Extrx: dau. Sarah Watters, who is to keep all negroes in her possn. till the crop is finished.
     Witn: E[phraim] Wilson, Henry Landen, Ann Dorman.
     20 April 1754, sworn to by Willson & Dorman, Landen being d.

This probate is to the will of Joseph Foreman [of Anne Arundel Co.] recorded in Lib. DD#7 [Lib. 28], fol. 488.
7 Aug. 1754, William Hammond swore to s'd will.

Liber 29, folio 179
9 March 1733
RODGERS, JOHN, Dorchester Co.
     To wife, Maria, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: John Young, William Ellis, John Sullivan.
     3 Aug. 1754, sworn to by Young & Ellis.

Liber 29, folio 179
25 May 1754
BAYLY, GEORGE, Baltimore Co., planter.
     To 6 of my sons - Macclan, Jabez, Enoch, Ephraim, Elijah, & Samuel - all my lands - 545a of Athol & 100a of Hectors Hopyard, div. into 6 equ. parts.
     To eldest son, John Bayly, L 10 sterl. or a warrant for 200a.
     To s'd 6 sons & 2 daus - Kerenhappuch Hamilton & Sarah Bailey, my p. e. equ. div.
     Extrs: sons Maclan Bayly & Jabez Baily.
     Witn: Oliver Cromwell, Cooper Oram, James Hood.
     29 Aug. 1754, affirmed by Cromwell (Quaker) & sworn to by Oram.

Liber 29, folio 180
24 Feb. 1748/9
BROOKE, BARBARA, Prince George's Co.
     To grddau. Mary Beall, 4 cows & calves & 4 ewes.
     To grdson Thomas Brooke Hodgkin, negro boy Nat, 2 cows & calves, & 4 ewes.
     To grdson Benjamin Brooke, 2 cows & calves & a bed.
     To dau. Lucy Hodgkin, 2 cows & calves, 2 ewes & lambs, & a mourning ring.
     To grddau. Barbara Contee, a cow & calf & 2 ewes.
     The rest of my e. to son Thomas Brooke, for life, & if he, my last son, d. s. p., to grdson Benjamin Brooke negro boy Frank & the part before bequeathed to son Thomas Brooke now to grdson Thomas Brooke Hodgkin, but if he d. s. p., to grdson Benjamin Hodgkin, & if he d. s. p., to grdson Alexr. Contee Hodgkin.
     My son Thos. Brooke is to dlvr. to grddau. Mary Beal, at age 16 or mar., a negro girl about 5 or 6 or L 10 sterl.
     Extrs: son Thomas Brooke & son-in-law Thomas Hodgkin.
     Witn: Moses Orme, Charles Beanes, Thos. Austin, Jr.
     26 June 1754, sworn to by Orme & Beanes.

Liber 29, folio 182
23 April 1754
CLEMENTS, WILLIAM, Prince George's Co.
     To wife, Francis Clements, for life, my part of Greens Forrest, in Charles Co., & on her d., to son Nehemiah Clements.
     To s'd wife, for life the use of my 2 negroes, Susannah & child Fanne, & on her d., to son John Clements, & any increase s'd Susannah has at my wfe's d. to my 3 chldn., Ignatius, Edward, & George Clements, & the other g. & c. I give her, on her d., to my 4 chldn. Ignatius, Edwd., John, & George Clements.
     Extrs: wife, Francis Clements, & son Nehemiah Clements.
     Witn: Francis Clarvoe, James Farrall, Henry Clarvoe.
     6 Aug. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn., & Jacob Clements, heir at law, made no objection.

Liber 29, folio 182
11 July 1748
HAMOR, WILLIAM, Queen Anns Co.
     To sons John, William, Thomas, & Collins, 1 sh. sterl apiece.
     To wife & extrx., Catrine, & her 3 daus. - Maryana, Catrine, & Henniretta - all my m. e.
     Witn: Geo. Personett. W. Rabbitts, John Pickerin.
     25 July 1754, sworn to by Personett & Pickerin.

Liber 29, folio 183
9 June 1754
SHOEBROOK, THOMAS, Queen Anns Co.
     To son Thomas, my dw. plntn. Stoke 100a, Stokes Addition Rectified 60a, Will You 100a, negro man Pompey, mulato woman Han, negro girl Ester, & negro boy Pompey.
     To son John 135a of Crumps Forrest to be laid out next to the white marsh bridge, negro woman Black Nan, negro man Jem, negro boy Jack, & negro girls Nancy & Peg.
     To dau. Mary Ann, 100a of Lowes Arcadia, which I bought of Sammuell Taylour, negro girl Cate, & negro woman Philis.
     To dau. Rachel,100a of Heathworth, bought of Mr. James Heath, my 15a remainder of Crumps Forrest, & negro girl Beck.
     My m.are to be equ. div. among my wife, Jean, & all my chldn.- sons Thomas & John & daus. Mary Ann & Rachel, provided that the bed, pewter, mare & colt, & 2 ewes & lambs Thomas Robison has received be accounted as part of the share of dau. Mary Ann.
     Extrs: wife, Jean, & son Thomas.
     Witn: Geo. Personett, William Dabson, John Diamand.
     25 July 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 29, folio 185
13 Jan. 1748
ROE, THOMAS, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To son Benjamin Roe, Clouds Range, 100a in Long Neck on the head of Tuckahoe Crk.
     To dau. Elizabeth Mounsieur, L 20.
     To wife, Dinah Roe, 1/3 my e.
     Extr: eldest son, John Roe.
     Witn: Bayard Tillotson, Walter Collins.
     22 July 1754, sworn to by both witn. in presence of John Roe, heir at law, & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 29, folio 86
5 June last past
ROBINSON, SARAH, Queen Anns Co.
     On 18 July 1754, Michael Nelson of Queen Anns Co., age 33 yrs., deposed that on 5 June last past, lying on her death bed, Sarah Robinson said, " I desire that Rachel Chambers may have my bridle & saddle & saddle cloth if I should not recover & that my 2 sisters may have all my clothes except one linsey woolsey gown."

Liber 29, folio 86
6 June 1751
BATEMAN, CHRISTOPHER, [Kent Co.]
     To wife & extrx., Susannah, for widhood, my dw. plntn.
     To son Christopher, the plntn. I bought of John Howard, & on failure of  issue, to son James.
     To son James, my dw. plntn, on failure of issue, to son Christopher
     If both s'd sons d. s. p., s'd lands. equ. div., to grdsons Thomas & Hailey Pell.
     The residue of my p. e. to my chldn: William, Christopher, James, Mary, & Sarah.
     Witn: Th. Bordley, David Crane, Phil. Milton.
     [As all 3 witn. d. before Bateman, the will was proved on 10 & 15 Sept. 1754 by depositions by Richd. Lloyd, Wm. Ringgold, Jr., of Kent Co., Joseph Nich- olson, Jr., of Annapolis, Stephen Bordley, Jr., of Annapolis, & James Piner, Jr., of Kent Co., in presence of William Bateman, heir at law.]

Liber 29, folio 190
20 Aug. 1754
MATHER, DAVID, Calvert Co., tailor.
     My wife & extrx., Jane Mather, is to have every one of my effects.
     Witn: Jo[hn Hami]lton, Ann Prigg.
     2 Sept. 1754, sworn to by both witn. & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 190
24 Aug. 1754
ONION, STEPHEN, Baltimore Co.
     To bro. Thomas Onion of Braywood, Staffordshire, L 20 sterl. a yr. for life.
     To sister Susannah Barret & niece Joyce Holms, each L 20 sterl. for life yearly.
     My whole r. e.& 1/2 my p. e. to nephew Zacheus Barret, hereafter Zacheus Onion, & on failure of issue, to the nearest related Onion.
     Extrx: wife, Deborah, who is to have full power in managing my e.till s'd Zacheus comes of age.
     Witn: [Dr.] Wil[liam] Lyon, Ann Richmond, Francis Ingram.
     Codicil.  My wife is to have s'd house & furn. for life, & 2 tracts: Onion's Fishery & Onion's Wilderness, both on Susquehannah R.
     5 Sept. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.
     See further probate to codicil in Lib. DD No. 1, folio 1076 [Lib. 31, fol. 965].

Liber 29, folio 191
6 June 1752
HARRISS, JOHN, Charles Co.
     To Charles Boswell, s. o. John & Sarah Boswell, Harrisses Troubles 132a, where I live, at age 18, but if he d. s. p., to Matthew Boswell, bro. to s'd Charles; also to s'd Charles, my bridle & saddle, 3 iron pots. a spice mortar, & all my pewter.
     To Sarah Boswell, wife to John Boswell, Sr., my riding mare Snip & her first colt.
     To Timothy Carrington, Jr., a heifer yearling.
     To Matthew Boswell, s. o. John Boswell, Sr., a cow & calf & her increase & my chears.
     Neither John Lueczaft nor his heirs shall be barred from fetching water from Glovers Spring, on my land.
     To Ann Hopwell, widow, 1/2 the corn, fodder, & beans made on Harrisses.
     Extrs: John Boswell, Sr., & his son William Boswell.
     The residue equ. div. to Matthew & Charles, s. o. John Boswell, Sr., s'd Charles' part to be in his father's care till Chas. is of age to receive it.
     Witn: William Smallwood, John Brooks, John Carrington.
     26 June 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 192
11 Sept. 1750
SKINNER, CONSTANT, Charles Co.
     My body is to be bur. at the discretion of Edward Ford & my son Robert Masting.
     To eldest son, Robert Mastin, negro Nasey.
     To dau. Ford, negro woman Nann.
     To son Richard Masting, an old negro man Roger.
     To grdson Richard Masting, a bed, a second-best silk rug, a yarn rug, a pair blue curtains, & a pair yellow curtains.
     To grddau. Mary Masting, a bed, a rug, a pair white curtains, & a chest.
     To grdson Robert Masting, s. o. Francis Masting, a bed, an old silk rug, & a large leather trunk with lock & key.
     To grddau. Violinda Mastin, a heifer, a 6-gal. iron pot, a pair pot hooks, a large dish, & 6 plates.
     To grddau. Elizabeth Mastin, 2 heifers, a bell mettle mortar & pestle, a smoothing iron & heaters, a pewter dish, a 2-gal. iron pot, & 2 of my best basins.
     The residue, equ. div., to sons Robert & Richard Masting & my dau. Ford.
     Extrs: chldn. Robert & Richard Masting & Elizabeth Ford.
     Witn: Richard Smoot, Ann Jones.
     20 May 1754, sworn to by both witn & William Winter, who wrote it.

Liber 29, folio 193
29 April 1754
DENT, [Col.] GEORGE, Charles Co.
     To wife, Ann Dent, for widhood, 1/2 my lands & plntn.beg. on the river near Mr. Richard Thompsons fence & with a line E near James Latimore's to exclude the dw. where my son George lives, the use of Jamy & Sue, his wife, Tom & Kate, his wife, Phill & Molly, his wife, Carpenter & Kate, his wife, Roger & Dick s. o. Kate, Carpenters wife, & 1/2 my other p. e.
     To son George Dent, the other 1/2 the lands I live on at Popes Crk.& the other 1/2 on his mother's d. & these negroes: Old Dick, Boson, Charles, Caesar, Nasey, Phillis, & Robin with 1/2 the livestock on the plntn. where I live.
     To son John Dent, I confirm the lands at Mattawoman, Clarks Inheritance & Clarks Purchase, each 500a, my 280a of Dents Levels adj. the other lands given him & these negroes: Dick at Mattawoman, Bob, Britannia, Will, Moll, & Old Bess, & the livestock on s'd lands, 2 beds, 6 pewter dishes & 2 doz. pewter plates.
     To dau. Elizabeth, now wife of Mr. Richard Harrison, the negroes I gave her in her mar. - Sukie, Jack, & James (a boy) - for life, the reversion of the lands I purchased of Newman Tomkins (where Capt. Bates lives), & on her d. to my heirs.
     To 4 daus. - Ann Ireland, Sarah, Rebecca, & Letty Dent - my lands at Mattawoman Upper Quarter, equ. div., & if they all d. s. p., to my heirs.
     To dau. Sarah Dent, 3 negroes - Hannah, Soloman, & Dinah - 2 beds, 6 pewter dishes, & a doz. pewter plates.
     To dau. Rebecca Dent, 3 negroes - Little Moll, Letty, & Nancy - 2 beds, 6 pewter dishes, & a doz. pewter plates.
     To dau. Letty Dent, 3 negroes - Vickey, Lidia, & George - 2 beds, 6 pewter dishes, & a doz. pewter plates.
     To daus. Mary Alexander, Eleanor Blackiston, & Margaret Greenfeild, each a gold ring worth 30 sh.
     Extrs: sons George & John Dent.
     Witn: I[gnatius] Doyne, Jos[eph] Thompson, Richd. Thompson.
     15 June 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of George Dent, heir at law; & 8 July 1754, Madam Ann Dent, the widow, elected her 1/3.

Liber 29, folio 194
18 Feb. 1754
COLLINS, ANTHONY, [Charles Co.]
     To wife & extrx. Jane Collins, for life, my dw. plntn., & on her d., for life, to son Thomas Collings, & on his d.. to grdson Roger Collins, & if he d. s. p. to grd-
son William Collins, & if he d. s. p., to grdson Thomas Collins.
     My p. e. to my wife for widhood, & if she mar., her 1/3 & the rest equ. div. betw. my chldn. Winnifred Gray & Thomas Collins, & I cut off dau. Elizabeth with 1 sh. sterl.
     Witn: Saml. Gray, John Fagg, Ignatious Maddox.
     4 Sept. 1754, sworn to by Gray & Fagg.

Liber 29, folio 195
1 Dec. 1753
KEENE, EDWARD, Dorchester Co.
     To wife, Ann Keene, 1/2 hhold stuff but only 1/3 my still & mill, a cow, 1 piece of calleco for widhood, & if she mar., to 3 sons, Edwd., Ezekiell, & Phillips.
     To s'd wife, Ann, 1/3 my lands.
     To dau. Ann Phillips, a young horse.
     To 3 sons & extrs.- Edward, Ezekiell, & Phillips Keene - equ. div., the rest of my e, r. & p.
     Witn: Zebulon Keene, Capewell Keene, Ezekiel Keen.
     13 Aug. 1754, sworn to by Zebulon & Capewell Keene.

Liber 29, folio 195
8 Feb. 1739
HOPKINS, RICHARD, Talbot Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., for life 1/2 Hopknises Point, 1/2 the apple orchad, the inner room & inner chamber of my dw. house, & 1/2 the kitchen & tobacco house.
     To son Richard Hopkins, the other 1/2 s'd tract, 1/2 the apple orchard, the outward room & chamber of my dw. house, & 1/2 the tob. house, & on his mother's d., the whole part of s'd tract, & if he d. s. p., to son James Hopkins.
     To son Peter Hopkins, Firby, on Mils Crk., but if he d. s. p., to son Solomon Hopkins.
     To dau. Elizabeth Mackmyan, my parts of White Fillups & Hogs Den
     The residue of my p. e.is to be equ. div. betw. sons Richard, Peter, & Solloman Hopkins & Susanna Hopkins & James Hopkins & the child my wife goes with.
     Witn: Joseph Danny, Dennis Hopkins, William Cooper.
     23 July 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Richd. Hopkins, heir at law, & the [widow] declared she would not abide by the will.
 

Liber 29, folio 196
21 June 1754
FRAMPTON, WILLIAM, Talbot Co.
     To son & extr., Thomas Frampton, all my part of Rich Range.
     To son William Frampton, a horse branded WS, my saddle & bridle, a pair silver shoe buckles, & a black & white cow & her yearling.
     To dau. Sarah Frampton, a young gray mare with side saddle & bridle, & her choice of a 4-yr.-old heifer.
     To 5 chldn. & grdson - Thomas & William Frampton, Mary Fearns, Isabel Hunter, Sarah Frampton, & Richard Frampton.
     To grdson Richard Frampton, a large Bible.
     Witn: Isaac Williams, Frances Comperson, Thomas Pornell.
     24 June 1754, affirmed by Williams (Quaker) & sworn to by Comperson in presence of Thomas Frampton, heir at law.

Lber 29, folio 197
5 June 1754
SKINNER, WILLIAM, Talbot Co., carpenter.
     To son William Skinner, parts of Fair Play & Main Saill 75a & a large silver spoon.
     To sons John & James Skinner, each a silver spoon & the residue of my p. e. equ. div.
     Extrs: wife, Ruth Skinner, & William Cooper.
     Witn: Phil[emon] Hambleton, John Hambleton, Perry Harrison.
     7 Aug. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 198
17 Oct. 1749
MOORE, JOHN, Prince George's Co., carpenter.
     To wife & extrx., Elizth. Moore, for life, my land Moore's Industry, & on her d., to be equ. div. among my 3 sons Mordecai, Thomas, & Philip.
     To s'd wife, for life, the residue of my p. e., & on her d., to be equ. div. among my s'd 3 sons, except a bed & a cow & calf to dau. Darkis Moore.
     Each of my s'd 3 sons is to pay son Daniel L 3 on the d. of s'd wife.
     Witn: Samll. Waters, John Holland, Jacob Holland, Jr.
     25 Sept. 1754, affirmed by Waters (Quaker) & sworn to by John Holland.

Liber 29, folio 198
25 May 1751
KEENE, RICHARD, Prince George's Co., mercht.
       To wife & extrx, Margaret Keene, for life, the 170a of my dw. plntn. before my dw. house from my spring to 2 bridges where 2 small runs meet & to include a 30-ft. tob. house nigh Mr. Charles Bevers together with Little Addition to [Greens] Land, 70a more - the whole 240a.
     On s'd wifes d., all the s'd land together with the rest of Green Land 130a & the part next Mr. John Cleagetts - 370a altogether; & a young negro man Tricamoe, young mulato Henny & her increase, a negro boy Christopher, a bed, a silver salt & shovell, & silver spoons to dau. Sarah Keene.
     To dau. Mary Keene, negro man Charles, negro woman Ann, a good bed, L 50, & a silver spoon.
     To dau. Martha Keene, Keenes Purchase 100a, part of Charles Hills, where I lived, negro man Tobe, negro woman Little Kate, small negro girl Rachell, & their increase, a good bed, & a silver spoon.
     To son Henry Keene, 383a in Frederick Co. I purchased of Arthur Nelson & Richard Pritchett, an old negro man Tocamoe, an old negro woman Didoe. a young negro man James, table silver, my clothes, livestock, crops, & tools on the plntns. in Frederick Co. where he lives.
     To daus. Lucy Clagett, Mary Keene, Sarah Keene, Marth Keene, & son Henry Keene, equ. div., the residue of my p. e.
     Witn: Jere[miah] Berry, W[m.] Beanes, Jr., Saml. Busey.
     27 Aug. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn, the widow elected her 1/3 of the p. e. & the will for the r. e., & Henry Keen (only son in the Province) did not appear.

Liber 29, folio 200
11 July 1754
HOPKINS, JOHN, the city of Philadelphia, mercht.
     To Patrick Drason, mariner, L 100
     To Benjamin Price, atty. at law, L 50.
     To negro Emanuel, within 3 yrs. of my d., L 50 & his freedom.
     All my lands & goods are to be sold & the money div. into 7 parts
     To nephew James Hopkins, mariner, s. o. my bro. William Hopkins late dec'd, 2 parts
     To my niece [not named], sister of s'd James, 1 part.
     To my 4 sisters [not named], the other 4 parts.
     Extrs: Mr. Attwod Shute of Phila., mercht., Mr. Patrick Drason, mariner, & my nephew James Hopkins, mariner.
     Overseer: Benjamin Price, atty at law.
     Witn: Aaron Jenkins, John Pole, Benjamin Condy.
     1 Aug. 1754, William Plumsted, Reg'r Gen'l for Prob. of Wills for the Province of Pennsylvania, certified this to be a true copy of the will of John Hopkins dec'd.

Liber 19, folio 201
26 July 1754
BIGGS, ANN, St. Mary's Co.
     To grdson John Cole, a bed, an iron pot, & a pewter dish & 2 plates.
     To 2 daus., Sarah Fowler & Elizabeth Goldsmith, equ. div. all my wearing appl.
     To son & extr., John Biggs, all my p. e.
     Witn: Nathan Wood, John Lyon.
     7 Aug. 1754, sworn to by Nathan Baker[sic] & John Wood[sic].

Liber 29, folio 202
28 July 1754
HOLLAND, JOHN, St. Mary's Co.
     To son James Holland , black horse Stretch, my saddle & bridle & a coat, jacket, breeches, a hat, a pair of stockings & shoes, & he is to act for himself.
     To sons John Holland, William Holland, Zachariah, & Edward Kindriet Holland, a cow & calf apiece.
     To dau. Mary Holland, a striped bed, a woolen wheel, & a linen wheel,.& I leave her to Mrs. Jean Hendley till she is 16
     To John Hendley, I leave son William till he is 21 & sons John, Zachariah, & Edward to be placed out by him as best he can.
     Extr: son John Henley.
     Witn: Jacob Dumayne, Absolom Tenison.
     9 Sept. 1754, sworn to by both witn

Liber 29, folio 203
11 Aug. 1754
DE BUTTS, SAMUEL, St. Mary's Co.
     To wife, Mary, my lands in St. Mary's Co. near Chesapeake Bay: Clockers Marsh (now in possn f Lewis Oliver), the plntn. where Mark Stephens dec'd lived, the plntn. of Dunbarr, hhold furn. & negroes, now in my possn.& the negroes of my own property in possn. Robert Vaulx of Westmoreland Co., Virginia; also my lands in Virginia: Strife (adj. John at Clark's plntn.), Brook (adj. Widow Clarkes)& His Lordships Favour (now in possn. of James King) with 58a of manor land adj.
     On the d. of s'd wife, all my lands to friend Barnaby Egan, now of St. Mary's Co.
     To Cathrine Benson, spinster & niect to s'd wife, L 100 sterl.
     Extrs: the Revd. Mr. John Hamilton of Charles Town, Cecil Co., Mr. George Gibson, & s'd Barnaby Egan.
     Witn: James Armstrong, William Martin, Abigail Debutts.
     5 Sept. 1754, sworn to by Armstrong & Martin.

Liber 29, folio 205
1 Feb. 1754
DAVISS, BRIDGET, Somerset Co.
     To dau. Abigail, 2 cows, 2 sheets, 1 blanket, & 1 sh. sterl.
     To dau. Alice, a cow & calf, a pair of sheets, a pewter dish & basin, & 1 sh. sterl.
     To dau. Sarah, a pair of sheets, a blanket, a pewter basin, a mare, a cow & calf, a pewter dish, & 1 sh. sterl.
     To son Arthur Daviss, a bed, my biggest iron pot, & a black hose, saddle & bridle.
     To dau. Bridget Daviss, a bed, my next largest iron pot, 4 yds. white linen, my gray mare, on condition she give to her sister Anne the first colt s'd mare brings, & a cow & calf.
     To dau. Anne, a bed, a new pewter dish, 2 pewter plates, & a skillet.
     To son William Daviss, a 2-yr.-old mare, an iron pot, & a pewter basin.
     To friend Ralf Milburn, my son William Daviss as apprentice to the art & mystery of house joyner & carpenter till he is 21.
     The residue, equ. div., to my 4 youngest chldn.: Arthur, William, Anne, & Bridget Daviss.
     Extr: son Arthur Daviss under the care of my friends David Macdonald & Samuel Handy.
     Witn: Richafd Hall, John Waters.
     14 Sept. 1754, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 206
13 July 1749
JONES, ELEZEBETH, Somerset Co.
     To dau. Margarett Ballard, negro woman Rachell, (provided she pay each of my 3 sons Wm., George, & Thomas Jones L 5) & a linen wheel & calico curtains.
     To dau. Elener Leatherbury, negro girl Bess, & to her & dau. Margarett Ballard, the rest of my clothes.
     To son Bejamin Jones, negro girl Sarah, a bed, & an oval table, provided he pay the childn. of Mitchell Jones L 15 equ. div. when they arrive at age.
     To grdson Robert Jones, s. o. John Jones, when he arrives at age, a bed, a heifer, 2 yews, & an iron pot.
     To dau.-in-law Elloner Jones, a double gown.
     To son William Jones, 4 cruck ledge leather chairs.
     To son George Jones, the small looking glass that stands in the inward room.
     To son Thomas Jones, 3 head of sheep & 1/2-doz. pewter plates.
     To sons Robert & John Jones, a chest of drawers.
     To John Jones, son of my son William Jones, a 3-yr.-old heifer.
     To son Robert Jones, the residue.
     Witn: Panther Laws, Jos[eph] Dashiell.
     21 Aug. 1754, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 207
2 July 1754
LITTLETON, EDMOND, Worcester Co.
     To son Thomas Litleton, Paremors Venture & the 50a survd. by Mathew Paremour.
     To son Edmon Littleton, Madeus Forriest, where I live.
     To wife [not named], for widhood, my lands & m. e., & if she mar., my m. e. is to be equ. div. among my chldn.
     Witn: William King, Jr., Mathew Parremore, William Parremore, Jr.
     7 Aug. 1754, sworn to by King & Wm. Parremore.

Liber 29, folo 208
1 March 1754
WINDSOR, JOHN, Worcester Co., planter.
     To dau. Mary Windsor, my dw. plntn.with 150a willed to me by John Windsor, Sr.
     To bro. James Windsor, 100a of Cox Performance survd. for John Windsor, Sr. which fell to me as heir to John Windsor, Jr.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah, 2 beds, a young mare, & 2 cows & calves.
     Witn: Joseph Collins, Isaac Mesek, Elisha Hall.
     7 Aug. 1754, sworn to by Collins & Hall, &  9 Aug. 1754 the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 29, folio 209. 13 July 1754, Betty Harmonson Tilney, widow of Hezekiah Tilney, said she stood to his will.     See Liber 29, 252.

Liber 29, folio 209
20 June 1742
BEATTY, SUSANNA, Monocosey, Prince George's Co.
     To grdson John Beatly, s. o. my son Robert Beatly dec'd, 10 sh. as his birthright, & to s'd son's chldn. - John, Moraia, Susanna, George, Margrett, & Jane Beatty - 300a of Rocky Crik on the W side Monocosey & Provedence, granted to Edward Beatly on Linganore, s'd lands to be equ. div. among s'd chldn. as they come to age or marry.
     To dau. Agness, a bed, my sidesaddle & bridle, & the rest of my hhold goods, linnens, & clothes to be div betw. daus. Agness Batty & Martha Midday.
     The rest of my m. are to be div.betw. all my chldn. - William, Agness, John, Thomas, Edward, Martha, Jaine - & an even 1/8 div. among s'd Robert's chldn.
     Extrs: William Beaty & Thomas Beaty.
     Witn: John Martin, John Biggs, Elias Brock, Jos[eph] Wood.
     30 Oct, 1745, sworn to by Biggs, Brock, & Wood.

Liber 29, folio 211
18 Sept. 1754
MILLER, ABRAHAM, Frederick Co.
     To wife, Francis, for life, the 2 tracts I live on, Coppers Pint & Millers Chance or Choice, with 3 mills,  & on her d. to be equ. div. betw. my 2 sons Isaac Miller & Abraham Miller, who are to pay my 2 younger chldn., David Miller & Mary Miller, L 50 each.
     To son Jacob Miller, 50a of the land taken with the resurv. on Millers Chance & 50a adj. purchased of Danll. Dalany, Esq., & Robert Daviss is to have 40a adj. the place where he lives as soon as he pays L 35; also Coupers Pint & that he join Nath. Wickham in the resurv.
     To dau. Elizabeth Poger, 100a adj. the place where she lives, her husb. Christian Poger to have his life time in s'd land.
     To Cristian Miller, the 100a of the resurv. of Millers Chance adj. the 2 tracts I live on.
     Mr. Edwd. Dorsey of Anne Arundel Co.is to make over to Rbt. Mackferson & Henry Caurhart 200a each adj. the part of Millers Chance they live on.
     Extrs: wife, Frances Miller, & son Jacob Miller, who are to possess all my p. e.
     Witn: Neth. Wickham, Robert Mcpherson, [Stephen Ramsberger, in German].
     5 Oct. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 213
24 Sept. 1753
JAMES, WATKINS, Baltimore Co.
     To wife, Mary James, for life, all my e. r. & p., & then to be equ. div. among my 8 chldn: Watkins, Solloman, William, John, Mary, Walter, Benjamin, & Daniel James
     Witn: Robert Boyd, Thos. Franklin.
     Sworn to by Robert Boyd & Mary James, the widow, 15 June 1754, & by Thos. Franklin 30 Sept. following.

Liber 29, folio 213
1 Sept. 1754
YOUNG, WILLIAM, Kent Co.
     To sister Lidia, now wife of Daniel Fling, a cow & calf, a 2-yr.-old steer, & 4 sheep.
     To John Page, s. o. Ralph Page, a pair of silver clasps.
     To Richard Miller, a small gun.
     To Mary Page, d. o. Ralph Page, a gold ring & a 2-yr.-old black mare.
     To couzen James Willson, all my clothes (except silver buckles & clasps) & 2 1/2 yds. broad cloth.
     To friend & extrx., Anne Webber, & her dau. Christiana, equ. div., the residue of my p. e., but if s'd Christiana d. before age 16 or mar., all to s'd Anne.
     Witn: Ra[lph] Page, Robert Dovenish, Hannah Devenish, Rebecca Watson.
     17 Oct. 1754, sworn to by Page, Robert Devenish, & Watson.

Liber 29, folio 215
26 Nov. 1753
GOODEN, ELLINOR, Kent Co.
     My negro man Mingo is to live with my son Abraham Gooden, & if s'd negro survive s'd son, he is to belong to my dau. Catherine Canneday.
     To grdson Thomas Blakesly, horse Lightfoot.
     To grddau. Joyce Lewis, horse Diamond, the bed she lies on, & my new striped Holland gown.
     To dau. Catherine Canneday, my best striped cotton gown & my best green rug.
     To dau. Ann Canneday, the bed I lie on & my English cotton gown.
     To daus. Catherine & Anne Canneday & grddau. Joyce Lewis, all my other woolen & linen clothes.
     To son Thomas Lewis, 1 sh. sterl.
     To son Abraham, 2 daus. Catherine & Ann, & grddau. Joyce Lewis, equ. div., my goods not yet bequeathed.
     Witn: Joseph Wickes, John Frances, Mary Frances.
     19 Jne 1754, sworn to by John & Mary Frances.

Liber 29, folio 216
30 March 1754
MOORE, GEORGE, [Kent Co.]
     To niece Sarah Moore, my horse Toppin now in possn. of Rebecca Moore.
     Extr: James Moore.
     Witn: John Hynson, Jr., Mary Moore, Rebeckah Hynson.
     18 May 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 217
12 April 1754
DAVIS, JOHN, Kent Co.
     To son John Davis, all my land, 122a of Hillens Adventure & 22a of Haneys Choice, but if he d. s. p., to son David Davis, but if he d. s. p., to next surv. heir.
     To son David Davis, L 40 within 3 yrs. after he is 21.
     To daus. Ann Davis & Mary Davis, he residue of my p. e. equ. div.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Davis, for widhood, all my lands.
     Witn: John Brooks, Margaret Brooks, Joseph Barnes.
     11 May 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 218
1 June 1747
HUMPHREY, THOMAS, Kent Co.
     To son John Humphrey, Mailins Fancie 150a, to be laid out of the land in Queen Anns Co. I bought of John Coursey.
     To sons Thomas Humphrey, James Humphrey, & Joseph Humphrey, 1/3 s'd land apiece at age 21.
     To son John Humphrey, horse Rock & a saddle, & the residue is to be equ. div. among s'd 4 sons: John, Thomas, James, & Joseph.
     Extrs: son John Humphrey & wife, Jane.
     Witn: Daniell Hull, Cuthberd Hall, Eliabeth Nowland.
     6 April 1754, affirmed by Hull (Quaker) & sworn to by Nowland in presence of Jane, the widow, who swore that John, heir at law, had notice but did not attend.

Liber 29, folio 220
30 March 1754
BODY, WILLIAM, Kent Co.
     To wife & extrx., Elizth., & dau. Mary, equ. div., all my e., & if s'd dau. d. before age 16 or mar., all to s'd wife.
     My friend Thomas Hutcheson is to be grdn. to dau Mary till age 16 or mar.
     Witn: Mary Haines, Sarah Gibbs, John Hatcheson.
     6 April 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.in presence of the widow, s'd Mary, heir at law being about 10 yrs. of age.

Liber 29, folio 221
10 Nov. 1753
RINGGOLD, WILLIAM, Kent Co., Gent.
     To son James Ringgold, 1 sh. sterl.
     To son Thomas Ringgold, negro lad Chester, a seat in the addition to St. Paul's Parish ch. where he sits, & 1 sh. sterl., but if he demand more, 1 sh. sterl. only.
     To dau. Rebecca Ringgold, a seat in s'd church & 1 sh. sterl.
     To son & extr. John Ringgold, the residue of my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Chas. Scott, Ann Scott, Samuel Wickes.
     1 April 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 222
14 Dec. 1753
JOHNSON, RICHARD, Kent Co.
     To wife & extrx. [not named], my dw. plntn. Thornton & Batmans Farm, for life, & on her d. to 2 cousins John & Phillip Brooks, s. o. Phillip Brookes.
     To s'd wife, negroes Isaac, Henley, Providence, Casey, & 2 chldn., Clo & Jeaney.
     To cousin John Brook, 2 negroes, Dick & Obey.
     To cousin Phillip Brooks, 2 negroes, Sambo & Cate.
     To s'd wife, bay horse Rock.
     To 2 sisters , Susanah & Harianna Potters, equ.  div., my forest plntn. I U.
     To cousin John Carvil, s. o. John Carvil, my grey horse.
     To negro man Simmon, freedom.
     Witn: John Harly, Martha Hynson, W[illiam] Hynson.
     15 Feb. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of the widow & Phillip Brook, who mar. Mary, sister & only representative of the dec'd.

Liber 29, folio 223
25 Aug. 1753
HAYS, JOHN, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife, Sarah Hayse, the residue of my e.
     Extr: friend Joh Tillotson.
     Witn: Thomas Carradine, William Kent.
     28 Oct. 1754, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 224
13 Jan. 1754
TODD, JAMES, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To son Michael Todd, my dw. plntn., but if he d. s. p., to son Stephen Todd.
     Also to son Michael, my clothes, an iron pot, my old gun, carpenters tools, case & bottles, 1/3 my books, an ax, a hoe, & a saddle called his.
     To son James Todd, Todds Point, my shoemakers & tanners tools, an iron pot, my little gun, a ewe, young heifer, a sow, 1/3 my books, & an ax & hoe.
     To son Stephen Todd, my whipsaw & tiller, my coopers tools, a ewe & lamb, a heifer, 2 hogs, & the rest of my books.
     To dau. Althea Todd, mare colt Swift, a ewe & lamb, & a young heifer.
     To dau. Dolley Todd, a heifer, 2 ewes & lambs, my chest, box iron, & heaters.
     To sons Jabin Todd & Jonathan Todd, each a ewe & lamb.
     To wife & extrx., Alice Todd,  a small parcell betw. the NNE line of Southampton & the first bounder of Betty's Lot, & the residue to her for widhood, but if she mar. to be equ. div. betw. my 2 last-named chldn.
     Witn: Benjamin Todd, John Woollen, Betty Todd.
     10 Oct. 1754, sworn to by Benja. & Betty Todd, & 11 Oct. 1754, the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 29, folio 225
23 Sept. 1751
REED, JOHN, Sr., Dorchester Co.
     To son James Reed, the part of my land from the little br. to the path by the great br., & on the d. of his mother, my present wife, negro boy Tom.
     To son John Reed, the rest of that neck adj. land of James Reed, negro girl Kate, a cow & calf, & a bed.
     To wife, Rachael Reed, for life, my dw. plntn., the 4 working slaves - Pompy, Tom, Lury, & Jane - & 1/3 my p. e.
     To [son]& extr., Jacob Reed, on the d. of s'd wife, my dw. plntn., Levertons Chance, & negro boy Harry.
     To son Isaac Reed, negro girl Hall, a bed, an iron pot, a cow & calf.
     To grdson Ezekiel Reed, 2 cows & calves.
     To sons James & John Reed, equ. div., Hog Range, in Willsons Neck.
     On the d. of s'd wife, my m. e. is to be equ. div. among my 4 chldn. James, John, Jacob, & Isaac.
     Witn: Thomas Brocon, Thomas Roe, Elijah Royall.
     5 Oct. 1754,  sworn to by Roe & Royall.

Liber 29, folio 227
29 July 1754
SANDERS, WILLIAM, Anne Arundel Co.
     To son William Saunders, my dw. plntn Pleasant Prospect 465a & an equ. part of my p. e.at age 21 or mar., but if he d. s. p., to my wife & daus. equ. div.
     To dau. Rebecca, , at age 21 or mar., an equ. part of my p. e., but if she d. s. p., to be div. betw. s'd wife & my surviving chldn.
     To dau. Ann, at age 21 or mar., an equ. part of my p. e., but if she d. s. p., to be div. betw. s'd wife & my surviving chldn.
     To dau. Elizabeth, at age 21 or mar., an equ. part of my p. e., but if she d. s. p., to be div. betw. s'd wife & my surviving chldn.
     To bro. Robert Sanders, my petty augre with oars & sails & my buckaneau.
     To bros. James & Robert Sanders, my clothes equ. div.
     To sister Elizth. Sanders, my silver shoe buckles.
     To wife & extrx., Ann Sanders, an equ. part of my p. e. & my chaise, & if she d. before my chldn. come to age, my kinsman William Lux of Baltimore Town & my bro-in-law Samuel Chapman are to be grdns. of them.
     Witn: Thomas Linthicum, Francis Linthicum, Edward Stewart, John Jacob, schoolmaster.
     25 Oct. 1754, sworn to by Francis Linthicum & Stewart.

Liber 29, folio 229
19 March 1754
DISHARUNE, JOHN, Stepney Parish, Worcester Co., Gent. near 78 yrs. of age.
     To son Michael Disharune, the plntn. where he dw., part of Asques Choice adj. land of son John Disharune, my smiths tools, a bond for L 27, & a note for L 10.
     To son John Disharune, the part of Asques Choice where he dw.adj. Michael Disharune & my dw. plntn. Comeby Chance 85a, negro woman Faney, negro girl Joan, old negro man Coffey, & old negro woman Grace, my best suit of clothes, a fine hat, a silk handkerchief, a stock & stock buckle, & a pair shoes.
     To son William Disharune, Frisels Enjoyment 150a, the plntn. where he dw., negro man Obing, & negro child Ploynah.
     To dau. Mary Dorman, negro girl Grace & negro boy Ben.
     To dau. Betty Orms, negro girl Subbinah while Betty lives, & on her d. to my 3 grdchldn.: James, Sarah, & John Collett.
     To 2 grdchldn John Wapells & William, negro boy Jack, & if I d. before they come to age, s'd John shall have s'd Jack until s'd Wm. comes to age.
     To son-in-law Petter Wapels, 1 sh. sterl.
     The residue of my m. e. is to be equ. div. among my chldn. Michael, John, William Disharune, Mary Dorman, Betty Ormse, & 1/6 to 5 grdchldn: Peter, Ann, Leada, Thomas, & Joseph Waples.
     Extr: son John Disarune.
     Wit: Joshua Porter, Wm.Roach, Stephen Roach.
     --- ---- ----, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of John Disroon, extr. & heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 231
13 April 1753
HERBERT, ALEXANDER, Prince George's Co.
     To Benjamin Adams, s. o. Ann Adams, The Exchange & The New Exchange Inlarged, 250a at Rock Crk. in Frederick Co., negro man Daniel, negro woman Kate, negro boy Isaac, the best bed belonging to me, & 1/5 the stock [&] moveables on the plntn.
     The land where I live, with the additions, 190a, near Oxen Run in s'd co., Leads or Leads Addition, equ. div. to my 4 grdsons - Herbert, William, Alexader, &  James Wallis.
     To Herbert Wallis, 2 negroes, Joseph & Harry, the 3d-best bed, & 1/5 the stock & movables.
     To William Wallis, negro man Jack, negro girl Bety, a 2d-best bed, & 1/5 the movables & stock.
     To grdson Alexander Wallis, negro men Sam & Petter, the 4th-best bed & 1/5 the movables & stock.
     To grdson James Walliss, negro woman Patience, negro girl Sue, the 5th-best bed, & 1/5 the movables & stock.
     To Alexander Herbert Hopkins, negro woman Siss.
     To grddau. Elinor Hopkins, wife of John Hopkins, negro woman Lucy.
     To Elizabeth Sweeting, housekeeper to me, L 20.
     To Elinor Ashley, William Herbert, Eccleck Herbert, Ann Herbert, & Verlinder Herbert, 2 sh. 6 pence apiece.
     Extr: Benjamin Adams, Herbert Wallis.
     Witn: Phillip Locker, Ann Feuley, Jno. Willing.
     24 Oct. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn., Willing having drawn & kept the will.

Liber 29, folio 233
23 Nov. 1753
LEATHERBURY, JOHN, Kent Co., bricklayer.
     To bro. Abel Leatherbury, the land in Kent Co. Delaware left me by my father, Thomas Leatherbury, my clothes, & 1/2 the apple trees at my bro. William's.
     To the use of Luke Myres, negro woman Dinah & her child Alice during the life of my sister Mary Mires, his wife, & on her d., to her chldn. equ. div., s'd Luke paying my bro. Jonathan L 16 for s'd negro's service.
     To bro. Jonathan, the other 1/4 of apple trees, a roan mare & a yoke of oxen & all money & tob. due me in discharge of all claims he may have against me.
     To bro. Charles, 1/4 a nursery of apple trees at John Stantom & L 15 in full of all acc'ts betw. us.
     Extr: bro. Jonathan.
     Witn: Solo[mon] Wright, Sarah Porter, William Porter.
     4 March 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn in presence of Jonathan Leatherbury, extr. & only representative in the Province.

Liber 29, folio 235
1 Feb. 1754
MOORE, JAMES, Kent Co., bricklayer.
     To son James Moore, my land on the N side Morgans Crk., negro boy Lambert, a bed, 2 plough horses, Jack & Butcher, other livestock, & hhold furn.
     To wife & extrx., Rebeckah, the use of s'd land until son Simon comes to age, & if she mar., 1/3 is to be laid out for her, & when s'd Simon is 21, s'd James is to pay him L 150; also to her for life, my houses & lots in Chester Town, the rest of my p. e.
     To all my daus. - Mary, Rebeckah, Margret, Sarah, Dorcas, Elizabeth, & Cloyshee - on the d. of s'd wife, s'd houses & lots in Chester Town.
     To dau. Mary, after s'd wife's widhood, negro man Bob.
     To dau. Rebeckah, after s'd wife's widhood, negro man Caesar.
     To dau. Margret after s'd wife's widhood, negro man Step.
     To dau. Sarah, after s'd wife's widhood, negro man Pero.
     To dau. Darky, after s'd wife's widhood, negro woman Sill.
     To dau. Elizabeth, after s'd wife's widhood, negro girl Moll.
     To dau. Cloyshee, after s'd wife's widhood, negro girl Grace.
     To son Simon, after s'd wife's widhood, negro boy Little Bob.
     The residue of my p. e. to s'd daus.& s'd son Simon.
     Witn: Ann Eliz. Wilmer, James Smith, William Murray.
     19 Feb. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of James Moore, son & heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 236
4 April 1754
THOMPSON, JOHN, Prince George's Co.
     To friend & extr., William Digges of Prince George's Co., Esq., all my goods chattles or effects.
     To Mr. Boy Thomas Digges, my blaze-faced mare.
     To Miss Teresa Digges, my colt & bridle & saddle.
     Witn: John Billings, Henry Davison.
     16 Oct. 1754, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 237
1 Dec. 1748
GREEN, CHARITY, Prince George's Co.
     To dau. Charity Gilpin, negro man Tom & negro girl Sicilly.
     To dau. Jane Green, negro boy Frank & negro girl Judah.
     To dau. Margret Green, negro man Dick, negro woman Bess, a choice of beds, my riding horse & side saddle, & a sealskin trunk.
     To grdson James Thomson, negro boy Michael, the 2d choice of beds, & a chest with a lock & key.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. among 4 of my chldn: James Green, Mary Bowling, Wlizabeth Thompson, & Ann Sympson.
     Extr: son James Green.
     Witn: George Briscoe, Charles Neale.
     25 Oct. 1754, sworn to by Neale.

Liber 29, folio 238
6 Sept. 1754
COPLIN, JOHN, Baltimore Co., planter.
     To wife, Mary, negro woman Phillis, L 10.15 sterl. & the interest due on it in John Gillses hands, & to her care, negro girls Tiru & Chloe, & their issue to my chldn: the 1st child to Anne, the next to Elizabeth, the next to Jane, the next to Hugh, the next to George, & the next to John.
     To all s'd chldn as they come to age an equ. part of my p. e., but to Sarah, L 15 & to William, negro boy Nero & my land after his mother-in-law d., & he is to pay each of my 3 sons L 5 as they come to age.
     S'd wife is to have my lands for widhood, & if she mar., only her 1/3 of land.
     Extrs: s'd wife & bro. David Coplin.
     Witn: Robert Patterson, Richd. Fitz-Garald, Margret Scott.
     7 Nov. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, Folio 239
31 Dec. 1752
KIMBLE, ROWLAND, [Baltimore Co.]
     To son Robert Kimble, part of Expectation & part of Kimbles Chance & L 40.
     To son Wm. Kimble, the W end of Purginton, where my houses & orchard are adj. The Grove & Beauvour Neck, Kimbles Addition 34a, Kimbles Hazard 20a, young negro man Quill
     To son James Kimble, the remaining E part of Purginton, Morrisses Lott 31a, & part of No Name, on the N side of a run running into Musketer Crk.
     To son John Kimble, 30a of Jacksons Out Lett, adj. s'd No Name on the S side s'd run & pt. Expectation adj. the land I bought of Chas. Jones & The Grove.
     To son Stephen Kimble, the W part of Expectation, part of Kimbles Chance, negro girl Judah, & L 40.
     To son Samll. Kimble, young negro woma Abigill.
     To son James Kimble, young negro woman Margaret.
     To son John Kimble, negro lad Santy.
     To dau. Sarah Taylor, 1 sh. sterl.
     To wife & extrx., Hannah Kimble, for life, young negro man Sampson, negro woman Hager, 1/3 my p. e, 1/3 my lands.
     Witn: James Garrettson, John Garrettson, William Dehodey, Timothy Murphy, Moses Thomas, Thoma Cord.
     11 Nov. 1754, sworn to by James & John Garrettson, & William Dehodey.

Liber 29, folio 241
5 June 1747
HANSON, JOHN, Charles Co.
     To wife, Elizabeth Hanson, for life, whole e.r. & p.& the disposal of my e. not given to my 3 chldn. Eliz. Wheeler, John Hanson, & Elinor Hagon.
     To dau. Elizabeth Wheeler, wife of Leonard Wheeler, negro man Blackney & negro woman Cisley.
     To [only] son John Hanson, this part of Hansons Amendment, negro man Benjamin, negro woman Phillis, my riding horse, bridle & saddle, & clothes.
     To dau. Elinor Hagon, wife of William Hagon, negro man Thomas & negro woman Judah.
     Extr: s'd wife, Elizabeth Hanson, & s'd son John Hanson.
     Witn: Henry Hawkins, S[amuel] Hanson, Francis Ware.
     1 May 1754, Francis Ware deposed that after the d. of his father he found the within will signed, sealed, & witnessed as it now is.
     11 May 1754, Messrs. Edwd. & Henry Goodrick, sons-in-law to s'd John Hanson, deposed that s'd will - especially the name at the bottom - is in the hand- writing of s'd John Hanson dec'd.
     11 May 1754, Geo. Goodrick, another of dec'd's sons-in-law, confirmed his bros' dep. & added that he has seen s'd Francis Ware write his name as it is wrote on s'd will.
     21 May 1754, Walter Hanson swore that John Hanson's signing of s'd will closely resembles his signing, which he has often seen.
     27 Sept. 1754, Dr. Gustavus Brown swore that the will & the signing are in s'd John Hanson's hand, as are the signing of the 3 witn.
     [same day], Charles Courts swore that the signing of Francis Ware is his.
     [same day], Godshal Barnes swore that the will & the signing are in dec'd's hand & the names of Saml. Hanson & Frans. Ware are in their hands.
     21 Sept. 1754,  Mrs. Violetta Sewall swore that a week or 10 days before s'd John Hanson was mar. to her mother, Mrs. Mary Goodrick, he said he did not want anything of her & would leave her as good as he found her.
     [same day], Mr. Edward Goodrick swore that, shortly before s'd John Hanson mar. his mother, deponent gave his approval provided she make over to his bro. Francis her 350a.
     27 Sept. 1754, Mrs. Ann McCay swore that a short time before s'd Mr. John Hanson was mar. to her sister, Mary Goodrick, she heard an agreement betw. them that neither should claim any part of the other's fortune.
     24 June 1754, Leonard Wheeler of Prince George's Co., planter, is bound to John Hanson & William Hagon of Charles Co. in L 800 sterl to abide by the deter- mination of Walter Hanson, Robert Yates, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, John Stoddart, & Bayne Smallwood in the dispute over the 2 wills of John Hanson, one of 3 April 1744  & the other of 5 June 1747.
     [same day], Wm. Hagan of Charles Co., planter, is bound to John Hanson of Charles Co. & Leonard Wheeler of Prince George's Co.in L 800 sterl.to abide by the determination of Messrs. John Stoddart [et al.] in the dispute over the extrship & property of the e. of John Hanson dec'd betw. Wm. Hagon & Eleanor, his wife & John Hanson, extr., & Leonard Wheeler, who mar. a dau. of s'd John Hanson dec'd.
     14 Aug. 1754, the determination of John Stoddert, Bayne Smallwood, Walter Hanson, Robert Yates, & Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer: 1) the will bearing date 5 June 1747 shall be deemed as the last & only will of s'd John Hanson dec'd. 2) within 30 days Wm. Hagan & Eleanor, his wife, are to quit claim to Hansons Amendment. [3]) within 30 days s'd Wm. Hagan relinquish all right to the extrship of s'd John Hanson's e.

[The will dated 3 April 1744 is the only will for s'd John Hanson recorded in Charles Co., in Wills Liber AD5, folio 20.]

Liber 29, folio 247
26 June 1747
BEALE, JOHN, Jr., Charles Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Beale, for widhood, the plntn. where I live & my p. e., but if she mar. without issue by me, my land to my Coz. John Hawkins.
     Witn: John Beale, Johanna Cath. Beale, John Coby.
     19 Oct. 1754, sworn to by Coby; J. C. Beale, much superannuated, didn't remember anything but thought the signature was hers; th widow elected her 1/3.

Liuber 29, folio247
19 Oct. 1754
MILLS, JOHN, Kent Co.
     To nephew George Little, s. o. Adam Little, a horse, saddle, & bridle.
     To sister Mary Little, a mare.
     The residue to be equ. div. among my nephews & nieces: John, George, Adam, & William Little, s. o. Adam Little, & Margaret & Mary Mills, d. o. my bro. Michael Mills.
     Extr: bro.-in-law Adam Little.
     Witn: Daniel Hull, John Willson.
     28 Oct. 1754, affirmed by Hull (Quaker) & sworn to by Willson.

Liber 29, folio 248
29 Sept. 1754
GARNET, BARTHOLOMEW, Kent Co.
     My house & lot in Chester Town are to be sold to pay debts.
     To wife & extrx., Hannah Garnet, negro woman Present & negro child Judith.
     To dau.Mary Garnet, 2 negro girls, Grace & Priscella, a black walnut desk & a heifer, & if she d. before she is of age, the rest of my p. e.to wife.
     Witn:Asenah Moore, John Reid, Geo. Garnett.
     2 Nov. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.; Mary, dau. & heir at law is about 5 yrs. of age.

Liber 29, folio 249
26 June 1754
ADAM, MARTAIN, Frederick Co., shoemaker.
     To eldest son, Valentine Adam, 2 sh. 6 pence sterl.
     To son Andrew, the plntn. I live on.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Adam, the rest of my e.
     Witn: Thomas Beaty, George Baker, Archebald Cammel, George Streight.
     17 Aug. 1754, sworn to by Beatty, Baker, & George.

Liber 29, folio 250
1 Feb. 1754
NORRISS, WILLIAM, Frederick Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Norriss, all my e. for life & on her d:
     To son John Norriss, negro man Charles, negro boy Hary, a still, a bed, an iron pot, & a young horse.
     To son William Norris, negro man Blueboy, a bed, an ron pot, & a mare.    To son George Norriss, my dw. plntn., negro woman Nann, negro girl Kate, a bed, an iron pot, & a young horse.
     To 5 daus.Sarah, Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, & Prissillar, each a cow & calf.
     The rest of my m. e. is to be equ. div. among my 3 sons: John, William, & Geoge.
     Witn: Wal[te]r English, Ben. Norris, Ben. Norris, Jr.
     24 Sept. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 251
6 April 1754
PURNELL, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co.
     To son Richard Purnell, at age 21, L 30 sterl., whatever my land in Frederick Co. (given me by my grdfather  John Parringer) sells for, the land left me by my father in Anne Arundel Co., but if he d. s. p, to my wife, Sarah.
     To wife & extrx.the residue & my son Richard to be under her care.
     Witn: Saml. Lane, s. o. Richard, Richard Purnell, Seaborn Carr.
     16 July 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 252
13 Jan. 1754
TILNEY, HEZEKIAH, Worcester Co.
     To wife, Betty Harmonson Tilney, negro woman Tamer, & for widhood, the plntn. where I live, 2 negroes, Tom & Shay, 2 horses, Spark & Robin, gray mare Traveller, other livestock,  all my hhold goods, & Simpleton 374a.
     On s'd wife's d. or mar., s'd plntn., 550a of Bennerfield,  where I live, negro boy Cush, a bed, & livestock to son Jonathan Tilney & to him & dau. Elisha Tilney, Simpleton 374a.
     To son Stringer Tilney, 374a of Simpleton, on the Sea Board Side, negro man Will, black horse Newnes, mare Lindall, a bed, & an iron pot.
     To dau. Elisha Tilney, 2 negro women, Dinah & Patience, a bed, & liv estock.
     The residue is to be equ. div. among my 3 chldn.: Stringer, Jonathan, & Elisha.
     Extrs: wife & son Stringer Tilney.
     Witn: Jno. Sheldon, John Selby, John White.
     --- --- ------, sworn to by all 3 witn.in presence of the widow & Stringer Tilney, heir at law.
     [13 July 1754, the widow stood to the will. See folio 209.]

Liber 29, folio 253
27 May 1754
WALLACE, THOMAS, Worcester Co.
     To dau. & extrx., Catherine Wallace, a black walnut desk, a bed, a 4-yr.-old horse, & an old horse Topping.
     To dau. Elizabeth Wallace, a bed, & 2 cows & calves.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. betw. my 3 daus: Agness, Jannot Donelson, & Catherine Wallace.
     To dau. Agness Wallace, 100a on Golden Quarter Neck, on the Sea Board Side.
     To 2 daus. Jannot & Catherine, my plntn. & the rest of my lands.
     Witn: Adam Bravard, John Campbell, Alexander Mills, Samull Holland.
     7 Dec. 1754, sworn to by Bravard, Campbell, & Mills.

Libere 29, folio 254
10 June 1754
ROBINSON, MARY, [Worcester Co.]
     To dau. Molley Robinson, a chest with a lock, all my clothes, a spinning wheel, a hackel, a box iron, & 2 heaters.
     To son William Robinson, a bed, my part of the still, 4 barrows, a yoke of oxen, & a large chest.
     To grddau. Sarah Robinson, a cow & calf.
     To son Joseph Robinson, a broad ax.
     To son Thomas Robinson, a large puter dish.
     To dau. Comfort Coffin, 1 sh.
     To son & extr., Peter Robinson, a cow & calf, negro man Sambow, the rest of my bedding & furn., the rest of my hogs, a pot hanger, & a looking glass.
     The residue, equ. div., to 2 sons, Peter & William Robinson.
     Witn: Michael Godwin, Leonard Johnson, Betty Johnson.
     6 Nov. 1754, sworn to by Leonard & Betty Johnson.

Liber 29, folio 255
3 Nov. 1754
RICKARDS, WILLIAM, Worcester Co., planter.
     To son John Tingle Rickards, the part of Rickards Chance on the N side of a gut of Nasawamon Crk., formerly a div. betw. the bros. John & William Rickards, & Rickards Lot 150a, & negro fellow Robin.
     To son Wm. Rickards, the rest of aboves'd tract & all I possess of Nasawamon, & to him & son Jno Tingle Rickards, the land betw Indlet & Nasawamon Crks.
     To dau. Elizabeth Rickards, negro wench Judah.
     To dau. Mary Rickards, negro wench Beck.
     To dau. Margat Rickards, negro wench Diner.
     To each of s'd 3 daus., a bed & 5 head of cattle.
     To son William Rickards, negro boy George.
     To bro. John Rickards, mare Young Cud  & all the money recovered from Edward Clark or Parker Selby.
     To my 5 chldn. - John Tingle Rickards, Elizabeth Rickards, William Rickards, Mary Rickards, & Margit Rickards - the residue equ. div.
     My wife, Mary, should not think it hard that I did not leave her legacies.
     Father-in-law Richard Hudson & Maget, his wife, are to have my 5 chldn.
     Extrs: William Tingle & Ananias Hudson.
     Witn: William Robinson, Michel Robinson, Joshua Robinson.
     29 Nov. 1754, sworn to by William & Michael Robinson.

Liber 29, folio 257
29 Aug. 1754
NEDOM, JOSEPH, Worcester Co., planter.
     To wife [Mary Needom], a bed & a work horse.
     To son Michal Nedom, a handmill, a bed, a chest, a gun, & my dau. Sarah to maintain.
     To daus. Comfort Booth & Sarah Nedom, each 1 sh.
     To son Joseph Needom, my best bed, my mare & saddle, a gun, & a small table.
     Extrs: wife & son Joseph Needom, the residue equ. div.
     Witn: Wm. Lane, Mary Milman, Eliz. Peper.
     8 Nov. 1754, sworn to by Lane & Millman.

Liber 29, folio 258
30 Sept. 1754
DENNIS, LAZARUS, Worcester Co.
     To son John Dennis, the plntn. & land where I dw.that was willed to me by my father, & on my wife's d., negro boy Dublin.
     To dau. Leah, on her mar. or my wife's d., negro girl Esther.
     To dau. Suphia, on her mar. or my wife's d., negro girl Tamer.
     To son Shadrach, on my wife's d., negro boy Will.
     To my chldn. - Shadrach, John, Leah, & Suphiah Dennis - equ. div., on my wife's d., the residue with the increase of my 2 negro women.
     Extrx: wife, [Sarah.]
     Witn: William Nilson, Whearly Dennis, Valintine Dennis.
     15 Nov. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn. & 16 Nov. 1754, the widow, Sarah Dennis, stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 259
4 Oct. 1754
SHOCKLEY, DAVID, Worcester Co., planter.
     To sons James Shockley, Solomon Shockley, John Shockley, shy son David Shockley, & dau. Agness Engram, wife of Jacob Engram, 5 sh. sterl apiece.
     To dau. Love Rathborn, begot by me on Mary Rathborn, security 245a, Mill Lot 100a, 100a of the NE side of Catch Ireland (the land I live on) a striped silk gown, negro girl Persilla, my best bed.
     To dau. Emmely Rathborn begot by me on Mary Rathborn, the remaining 200a of Catch Ireland, my 2d best bed, & negro girl Venis.
     To David Shockley, s. o. Solomon Shockley, at age 21, 2 cows & calves.
     The residue, when they are 16, to be equ div. betw. my 2 s'd daus., who are to be learned to read & brought up in a Christian manner.
     Extr: John Shockley, s. o. John Shockley, slay maker.
     Witn: Israel Holland, Obed Outten, Esther Haristoy Outten.
     22 Nov. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn, & the extr. renounced the extrship.

Liber 29, folio 260
23 Oct. 1754
REEDER, SIMON, St. Mary's Co.
     To Thomas Allston, 2 cows & calves & 1/2 my sheep.
     To Mary Hart, wife of Peter Hart, the ohere 1/2 my sheep.
     To Sisley Goodrum, my spinning wheel & cards.
     To nephew Simon Reeder, s. o. Benjamin Reeder of Charles Co., Wentworth, the plntn I live on & all my negroes: Tom, Jane, Sam., Moll, Nell, Sarah, Charles, & Sue, & all the rest of my e., stock,& hhold stuff.
     Extr: bro. Benjamin Reeder of Charles Co.
     Witn: John Bullock, Jeremiah Bond, Thomas Bond.
     18 Nov. 1754, sworn to by John Bullock & Jeremiah Bond.

Liber 29, folio 261
2 Sept. 1754
DEBUTTS, MARY, widow of Samuel DeButts late of St. Mary's Co. dec'd.
     To my friend Barnaby Egan, the lands left me both in Maryland & in Virginia  by my s'd husband(for which see his will) & all my other g. & c.
     Extr: s'd Barnaby Egan.
     Witn: James Armstrong, Willm. Martin, Thomas Lay.
     20 Nov. 1754, sworn to by Martin & Lay.

Liber 29, folio 262
27 Feb. 1754
AIREY, MARY, Talbot Co., spinster.
     To cozen Thomas Willson, negro girl Flora & my silver shoe buckles.
     To cozen Wm. Willson, Jr., my riding horese.
     To cozen Easter Willson, a new cloak, a piece of silk, my saddle, silver sleeve buckles, & if s'd Thos. not live to age 21, s'd girl Flora.
     To cozen Rachel Wilson, the rest of my clothes & a trunk.
     Extr: cozen William Willson, Sr.
     Witn: Joseph Willson, Thos. Price.
     Sworn to 8 Nov. 1754 by Price & affirmed 9 Nov. 1754 by Willson (Quaker).

Liber 29, folio 263
Saturday, 23 this instant [Nov.1754]
SMITH, JEREMIAH, Talbot Co.
     25 Nov. 1754, Eleanor Dixon & Mary Martin swore that just before he d., at the house of Mr. Peter Comerford on the 23d of this instant about three o'clock in the afternoon, they heard Jeremiah Smith say Peter Comerford should have all, including the debts due him.

Liber 29, folio 263
4 Feb. 1750
UNGLE, FRANCES, Talbot Co., widow.
     I desire to be buried beside my father & mother in Oxford by the priest of the Romish Church at Wye, to whom I give L 10.
     To Edward Lloyd, Esq., & Anne, his wife, each a mourning ring.
     To Mary Markland & Mary Lurty, my clothes equ. div. by my son-in-law, Mr. Samuel Chamberlayne.
     Also to Mary Markland, Rome 156a.
     To Thomas Chamberlaine, son of my s'd son-in-law Saml., my gold stids & L 10.
     To James Lloyd Chamberlaine, Ann Chamberlaine, & Henrietta Maria Chamberlaine, son & daus. of s'd Saml, L 10 apiece.
     To Samuel Chamberlaine, s. o. s'd Saml., a silver pint can, 2 silver salts, a large silver soup spoon, & a country walnut chest of drawers.
     To Robert Lloyd Chamberlaine, s. o. s'd Saml., 6 silver table spoons, 1 silver porringer, & my walnut writing desk.
     To goddau. Eleanor Browning, son [sic] of Thomas Browning, negro girl Flora, about 4 yrs. old.
     To Mary Lurty, livestock, a set of silver tea spoons, the rest of the furn., & negro boy Isaac, but if s'd Isaac d. before me, negro boy Robin, about 7 yrs. old.
     Also to s'd Mary, Old Womans Folly 172a with all houses; may my extrs. do all they can to defend her against Mr. James Edge, who has given me trouble.
     To s'd son-in law Saml. Chamberlaine, the residue of my p. e., & he & his son Thomas Chamberlaine are to by my extrs.
     Witn: John Harrison, Margery Cotter, James Chapman.
     8 Oct. 1754 sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 20, folio 265
11 Aug. 1754
HEWES, JOHN, [Talbot Co.]
     To son James Hewes, my dw. plntn. & land, but if he d. s. p., to son John.
     To son David Hewes, a plntn.& land adj. on Taylors Point to a marked post in the marsh betrw. my 2 plntn.
     If all 3 s'd sons d. s. p., all s'd lands to my daus.,& to go from heir to heir until no heir be found, & then to St. Michaels Parish.
     To son James Hewes, all my blacksmiths tools, & he & son David Hewes are to pay for 4 years schooling for son John Hewes.
     To son David Hewes, my hand Mill, but my wife, Ester Hewes is to keep her so long as she remain a widow on the land.
     The children by my former wife are to be in care of Thomas Smith, whom I appoint trustee over chldn. & lands.
     Extr. & extrx: Frances Porter & wife, Ester Hewes.
     Witn: Thomas Ashcroft, Richard Halls, Elizabeth Halls.
     21 Oct 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 266
19 Oct. 1754
FARRILL, JAMES, Talbot Co.
     To wife, Grace Farrill, all houses, lands, negroes, money, debts, goods, & chattels & the management of her chldn.till they come to age 21, when every one is to have an equ. share of the e., except dau. Rachel whom I have already paid a just part.
     Witn: John Farrell, Solomon Merrick, Thomas Smith.
     26 Oct. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn., & 22 Nov. 1754, the widow renounces [the will ?].

Liber 29, folio 267
16 Oct. 1749
TWYFORD, BARTHOLOMEW, Dorchester Co.
     To son John Twyford, after my father's d., Twyfords Addition 100a.
     To son Charles Twyford, Hickry Hill 45a, my dw. plntn., part of Mahhon's Industry.
     My m. e. is to be div. among my chldn.
     Extrx: wife, Mary Twyford.
     Witn: Buch Turpin, Richard Tull, James McComb.
     13 Nov. 1754, sworn to by Beachum Turpin & Richard Tull.

Liber 29, folio 267
1 Dec. 1753
ALEXANDER, MATHEW, Cecil Co.
     To my wife, Rosanah, with my bro. Ather Alexander, the benefit of the plntn where I live until son Ather is 21.
     My e. r. & p. is to be equ. div. betw. my 2 sons Ather & Mathew, Ather to have the benefit of his bro's part of the land from the time he is of age till his s'd bro. comes to age.
     To s'd wife, L 30, the best mare, & the best bed, & if she continue a widow after s'd sons come to age, unless she & they live together they build her a house.
     My bro. Arther Alexander is to have liberty to take timber to build on his lot in Charles Town.
     Extrs: s'd wife, Roseana, & bro. Ather Alexander.
     Witn: Ann M'Crackin, Henry Baker, Nath. Baker.
     12 June 1754, the widow elected her 1/3, & Henry & Nathan Baker swore to the will.

Liber 29, folio 268
30 Aug. 1754
McCLEE, FRANCIS, Cecil Co., weaver.
     To bros. James, John, & Samuel, L 1 sterl. apiece.
     To sister Isabelow, L 1.10
     To Nathan Boyd of Maryland, my loom.
     Extrs: David Elder & James Cochran of Maryland.
     The residue to William & Margaret, my bro. & sister, & if both d., it is to be div. among the rest of his [sic] bros. & sisters [not named].
     Witn: Alexander Colman, James McSwin, Ratchford Duffield.
     28 Nov. 1754, Elder renounced the extrship, & Colman & McSwin swore to the will.

Libe 29, folio 269
9 Sept. 1751
CRESWELL, DAVID, [Cecil Co.]
     To wife, Isabell Cresswell, 1/3 of my e. r. & p.
     To dau. Margaret Crswell, 5 sh., & her bed is to be exposed to public sale.
     To son James Creswell, my copper still & still house.
     To son John Creswell, his horse & my saddle & bridle, not to be disposed of during his minority.
     To son David Creswell, an equ. share with s'd son John.
     To dau. Mary Creswell, 1/2 a child's part.
     To 2 sons Robert Creswell & Isaac Creswell, each a full child's part.
     To bro. Samuel Creswell, my clothes.
     Extrs: wife Isabell Creswell & son James Creswell.
     Witn: James Buchanan, James Creswell, Hugh McCaden.
     2 Sept. 1754, sworn to by Buchanan & Creswell in presnce of James Creswell, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 270
9 April 1754
GOTT, ROBERT, Anne Arundel Co., planter.
     To son Ezekiel Got, negro boy James, negro girl Frank, & a bed.
     To son John Gott, negro girls Flora & Cicillia, & a bed.
     To son Samuel Got, negro boy Will, negro girl Rolla, & a bed.
     To wife, Elizabeth Gott, the rest of my e., on her d. to be equ. div.among my 5 chldn: Walter Gott, Verlinda Willson, Ezekiel Gott, John Gott, & Samuel Gott, & if any of them - that is, Ezekiel, John, & Samuel - d. before they are of age . . . .
     Extrs: wife, Elizabeth Gott, & son Walter Gott.
     Witn: Stephen Love, John Brown.
     3 Sept. 1754, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 271
2 Nov. 1754
ASKEW, THOMAS, at present of Baltimore Co., mariner.
     To my father, William Askew, living at White Haven, Cumberland Co., Great Britain, the income from my e. invested in Great Britain.
     On the d. of my s'd father, to my cousin, 2d mat, & extr., John Hardy.
     Witn: Thos. Chase, Godfrey Sykes, Benja. North.
     14 Nov. 1754, sworn to by North & Sykes, & 16 Nov. 1754, sworn to by the Revd. Mr. Thomas Chace, all in Anne Arundel Co.

Liber 29, folio 272
26 Oct. 1754
BREWER, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co.
     To wife & extrx., Eleanor Brewer, for life, all my e. r. & p., & on her d., to son William Brewer, my dw. plntn., Larkinton, & if he d. s. p., to son Joseph, & if he d. s. p., to my next surviving son.
     If s'd son William live to inherit Larkinton, he is to pay each of my other sons - Joseph, John, & Nicholas - L 20 sterl.
     To daus. Dinah, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Rachel, Jane, & Mary, on s'd wife's d., my p. e. equ. div.
     Witn: John Jacobs, Joseph Brewer, Samuel  Grist.
     25 Nov. 1754, sworn to by John Jacobs & Samuel Geist in presence of William Brewer, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 273
19 Dec. 1753
WALTERS, JOHN, Queen Anns Co.
     To son Rbt. Walter, Westminster 297a & 143a of Upper Heathworth adj. s'd Westminster & beg. at the end of 75 perches of the 1st line of Crumps Chances.
     To daus. Mary Walters & Elizabeth Walters, Barnstable Hills Resurveyed.
       My p. e. I leave to be div. by law.
     Extrx: wife [not named].
     Witn: William Coursey, Sr., John Downes, Jr., William Coursey, Jr.
     12 Dec. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 274
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MARSHAL, PETER, [Talbot Co.]
     22 Jan 1754, Mary Burk & George Neall swore before Edwd. Oldham that Peter Marshal by verbal will gave all his p. e. to James Ogle.

Liber 29, folio 274
22 July 1753
HARDESTY, GEORGE, Calvert Co., planter.
     To son & extr., Joseph Hardesty, all my land & a cow & calf, but not to be posessed with the land as long as his mother [Mary] remains a widow.
     To Henry Cassell, a cow & calf.
     The rest of my p. e. is to be equ. div. among my sons George, Samuel, Richard, Stephen, James, & Thomas.
     Witn: Saml. Austin, John Gibson, Rebecha Gibson.
     14 ------ 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.
     [15 Feb. -----, Mary Hardesty, stood to the will, Liber 29, folio 281.]

Liber 29, folio 275
15 May 1754
ROBERTS, JOHN, Cecil Co., planter.
     To wife, Judith, whatever she is possessed of or is due her, acquired by her own labor & industry.
     To dau. Ann Morgan, the use of the brindle cow I lent her till her dau., Rachel Roberts, is 16, & then to s'd Rachel.
     To son John Roberts, Horns, in the fork of Capt. Johns Crk.
     To s'd wife, Judith, for life, Montgomery, my dw. plntn., & on her d., to son & heir at law, Robert Roberts.
     The residue of my p. e.is to be equ. div. among my daus Mary Price, Elizabeth Morgan, Judith Parsley, & Ann Morgan.
     Extrs: neighbor James Wroth & wife, Judith.
     Witn: Hugh Jones, Thomas Severson, John Money.
     8 June 1754, Wroth renounced the extrship, Severson & Money swore to the will, & 6 Jan. following, Jones swore to the will.

Liber 29, folio 276
26 Nov. 1753
ATKINSON, JOHN, Baltimore Co.
     To bro. Michael Atkinson, L 30 sterl.or a negro slave of that value.
     To Dr. Edward Wakeman & Thomas Treadway, each a gold ring of a guinea value.
     To wife & extrx., Anne, all my r. e. & the residue of my p. e.
     Witn: James Preston, Michael Gilbert, Richd. Ruff.
     Sworn to by Preston & Gilbert 3 Dec. 1754 & by Ruff 11 June 1755.

Liber 29, folio 277
6 Oct. 1754
CLARK, JOHN, Baltimore Co.
     To son John Clark, Clarks Rest 352a, where I dw, & Clarks Meadows, 50a of marsh, & my surveying instruments; he is to be of age at 21 yrs, but is not to have any claim to said lands during the widhood of my wife, Hannah Clark
     If s'd son John mar. before he is 21, he is to have Clarks Town, 150a at Long Bridge, but if he d. s. p. before age 21, to my 2 daus., Hannah & Mary Clark, s'd Clarks Rest & Clarks Meadows equ. div.when dau. Hannah comes to age or mar., & she is to have the upper part of Clarks Rest next to the Level Bridge.
     To my 5 chldn. - John, Hannah, Mary, Annapel, & Sarah Clark - my p. e., except the 1/3 reserved for my wife.
     Extrx: s'd wife, Hannah Clark.
     Witn: James Mathews, John Peacock, Dan. Johnson, John Wood.
     19 Dec. 1754, sworn to by Johnson, Peacock, & Wood.

Liber 29, folio 278
15 March 1754
ROBERTS, MARREEN, Baltimore Co., planter.
     To dau. & extrx., Ann Roberts, a sorrel horse, a cow & calf, a 4-gal. iron pot, & all my lands.
     Witn: Sutton Ficklemore, Sr., John Robards, John Robards, Jr.
     25 Nov. 1754, sworn to by Ficlemore & John Roberts.

Liber 29, folio 280
15 June 1754
JOHNSON, JOHN, Calvert Co.
     To son Joseph Johnson & 3 [grd.]daus. Mary, Susana, & Sarah, my dw. plntn. Charles Gift, or The Town, & to s'd 3 grddaus., the angle.
     To s'd grddau. Mary Johnson, negro man Will.
     To grdau. Sarah Johnson, negro man Hammond.
     To grdau. Mary Ward, negro girl Bess.
     To grdau. Eliza Ward, a cow & calf.
     To grdau. Rebecca Ward, a ewe & lamb.
     To grdson Brian Taylor, 2 negro girls, Kate & Moll.
     To grddau. Jane Johnson, negro girl Dingo.
     To grddau. Frances Johnson, negro girl Peg.
     To grdson John Johnson, Part of the Charles Gift, or The Quarter.
     To grddau. Mary Johnson, old negro woman Pegy.
     To grdson John Johnson, negro man Toby & negro woman Moll.
     To 3 grdchldn. Brian, Mary, & Sarah Taylor, each a cow & calf.
     To grdson John Johnson & son Joseph Johnson's 3 chldn., the rest of my neet cattle & sheep.
     To dau. Thompson, 1 sh.
     The residue to be equ. div. betw. son John Johnson's chldn. & son Joseph's 3 daus. by John Gray of the Clifts & Chas. Clagett.
     Extr: grdson John Johnson.
     Witn: C[harles] Clagett, John Johnston, Nath[an] Clagett.
     4 Feb. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

15 Feb., Mary Hardesty, wid. of George Hardesty of Calvert Co., stood to his will [Liber 29, folio 274].

Liber29, folio 281
3 Jan. 1755
SMITH, WALTER, Calvert Co.
     My lands in Calvert, Baltimore, Prince George's Co., & elsewhere, now mtged. to Mr. James Russell, & my p. e. may be sold to pay my debts.
     To wife & extrx., Christian, the residue of my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Rachel Darnall, Eliza. Smith, Joseph Sim, Thomas Darmer.
     18 Feb. 1755, sworn to by Sim, Smith, & Darmer.

Liber 29, folio 283
17 Nov. 1754
HART, CORNELIUS, Worcester Co.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Heart, all my land, cattle, hogs, horses, & hhold furn.
     Witn: Adam Scott, Solomon Milbourne, John Mitchell.
     25 Dec. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 284
30 Dec. 1754
FASSITT, LAMBART, Worcester Co.
     To dau. Mary Fassitt, the plntn. I live on beg. at a gut that did div. betw. sister Bowin & myself & up the gut to the line of the middle of the neck which my father laid out & to a gut above where Mr. Wallop lived - unless she refuse to make over to John Pann the land her mother & I sold him.
     To 2 daus., Sarah Fassitt & Zipporah Fassitt, the Smost part of my land bequeathed me by the will of my father, Wm. Fassitt, equ. div.
     To dau. Mary Elizbeth Fassitt, 125a, or 1/2, of Golden Valley, div. betw. my bro. Rory Fassitt & me, & my right to Rumbellts Marsh devised to me by s'd father, & negro girl Hanah.
     To dau. Mary Fassitt, negro woman Beck & negro boy Frank.
     To dau. Sarah Fassitt, negro man Bessen & negro girl Rachall.
     To dau. Zipporah Fassitt, negro man James, negro boy Sam, & negro girl Amey.
     To wife & extrx., Levinah Fassitt, negro man Coffey, her mare Goney, saddle & bridle.
     To my chldn. - Mary, Mary Elizabeth, Sarah, & Zipporah - the resiue of my p. e. equ. div.
     Witn: Rachall Racklif, Rous Fassitt, Thomas Prideax
     31 Jan. 1755, sworn to by Racklif, Rous Fassitt (who wrote the will), & Prideax.

Liber 29, folio 286
12 Aug. 1754
WILLIAMS, MARY, Worcester Co.
     To son Levin Williams, the plntn. I live on, the 210a I bought of Benjamin Handy, & negro wench Fender.
     To dau. Anne Williams, 3 negroes - Tamor, Bessey, & Binar - & my riding mare.
     The residue is to be equ. div. betw. my  chldn., Levin & Anne Williams, but if they d. before age of maturity, to be equ. div. among my 3 bros. & sister - William, Edward, Francis, &Priscilla Robards - except negro girl Bessey to s'd sister.
     Extrs: father, Edward Robards, & bro.William Robards.
     6 Nov. 1754, sworn to by Capt. Benjamin Handy & Rebeckah Smith, & on 14 Feb. 1755 the persons interested in the distribution had no objection.

Liber 19, folio 287
15 Dec. 1754
WESTCOAT, JOHN, Cecil Co.
     To youngest dau., Elizabeth Westcoat, L 10 above the rest, which is to be used by my wife in bringing her up, & the residue to be equ. div. among them.
     Extrx: wife [not named].
     Witn: Edward Veazey, John Stockton.
     6 Jan. 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 288
2 Oct. 1754
CAGE, JNO., Augusteen Parish, Cecil Co., planter.
     My children are to share equ., except dau. Susaannah Swainey, if her husb. George Swaney be alive at my d., is to be cut off with 1 English sh.
     The 2 plntns. in my possn. (I have a new lease for the one I dw. on) to 2 sons, Jas. Cage & Jno. Cage, the rents to be kept by Capt. Peter Bayard till they come of age.
     To wife, Elizth. Cage, for widhood, the house Henry Hukil lives in, a slip of land next to Crages & Kearks, her horse, a bed, 1/2 a amall piece of lincey, the other 1/2 to my dau. Sarah Cage.
     S'd wife is to be admx. & s'd Capt. Bayard extr.
     Witn: John Husband, Tho. Emestor.
     16 Jan. 1755, Elizth. Cage relinquished the extrship & elected her 1/3, & both witn. swore to the will.

Liber 29, folio 289
8 Dec. 1754
CAMPBELL, JOHN, Cecil Co.
     To heir & extr., John Crosier, all e. r. & p.
     Witn: Rowley Kane, William Black, George Ramsay.
     29 Jan. 1755, sworn to by Black & Ramsay.

Liber 29, folio 290
3 Dec. 1753
MILLIS, JAMES, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To Elizabeth, my wife, 1/3 my m. e.
     To 3 sons, the other part, except 5 sh. sterl. equ. div. among my 3 sons, Thomas, Stephen, & Edword Millis.
     As I have given something to my 2 sons & 3 daus.- James Millis, John Millis, Rachel Fallen, Elizabeth Bennum, & Anne Marchant - I give each 1 sh. sterl.
     Extr: son Thomas Millis.
     Witn: Thos. Baggs, James Cook, Thos. Cook.
     20 Feb. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 291
17 Nov. 1754
LOYD, JOHN, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife, Rebecka Loyd, 1/2 my p. e.
     To Joseph Bolten, the other part, he to pay Sarah Storey a callico gown & other clothes out of it.
     Extr. & extrx: s'd wife & s'd Joseph Bolten.
     Witn: John Deford, John Bolten, John Burk.
     13 Feb. 1755, sworn to by Deford & Bolton.

Liber 29, folio 292
28 Nov. 1754
THOMAS, WILLIAM, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To my extr., Edmon Low, joyner, my crops of corn, tobacco, & beans, a 2-yr.-old heifer, & my clothes.
     Witn: Chas. Cockey, Archable Hnna.
     16 Jan. 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 293
13 Nov. 1754
HERBERT, FRANCES, [St. Mary's Co.]
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Herbert, negro man Joseph, a bed, 3 cows & calves, 2 steers, a mare, 15 hogs, 5 sheep, & the best table in the house.
     To son Frances Herbert, the unsold part of St. Jeromes Plains & negro girl Jane.
     My lands on Patuxent are to be sold, & my s'd wife is to have 5000 lb. tob.of the purchase & the rest to be div. betw. my 4 chldn: Michal, William, Priscilla, & Mary Herbert.
     The residue is to be equ. div. among my 9 chldn [not named].
     Witn: George Leigh, John Dossey, Richard Thomson.
     24 Dec. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 294
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LEWIS, JOHN, St. Mary's Co.
     To son Charles Lewis, Batchelors Purchase 55a, where I live, the plow, harrow, & hoes, a bed, other hhold furn., a white cow, & the black mare.
     To daus. Mary Adams & Sarah Wise, each 1 sh. sterl.
     To dau. Elenor Lewis, the great bed I lie on, the white horse, 3 brindle cows, the great pot & hooks.
     The residue is to be equ. div. betw. s'd Elenor Lewis & s'd son & extr., Charles Lewis.
     Witn: John Hammett, Tho. Wise.
     19 Dec. 1754, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 295
15 Sept. 1754
PARRATT, PETER, [Talbot Co.]
     To 2 sons, Peter & John Parratt, a small cut of corn on the ground next to Cates Ground, & to s'd Peter, a small box, a saddle he called his own, & a small table.
     The residue is to be equ. div. among my 4 sons [not named].
     Extr: Nehemiah Higgens.
     Witn: Greenwood Gaskins, James Thomas, Henry Clark.
     10 Feb. 1755, sworn to by Thomas & affirmed by Clark (Quaker)

Liber 29, folio 297
11 Aug. 1754
ALDERN, RICHARD, Talbot Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth Aldern, all my lands & the residue of my p. e.
     To chldn. William Aldern, Rebecca Aldern, Margaret Aldern, Anne Aldern, & Rachel Aldern, a cow & calf apiece.
     Witn: James Edge, Law[rence] Maynard, Henry Wharton.
     1 Feb. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of William Aldern, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 298
28 May 1753
EXLEY, JOHN, Talbot Co.
     To son John Axley, young negro girl Bet.
     To dau. Alce Axley, at age 16, all  her mother's clothes, & to s'd John & Alce, equ. div., the residue.
     Extr: kinsman Frances Pickren.
     Witn: Pollard Edmondson, John Jones.
     9 Jan. 1755, the extr. renounced the extrship.
     10 Jan. 1755, sworn to by Edmondson.

Liber 29, folio 299
7 Feb. 1755
FARRELL, GRACE, Talbot Co.
     To dau. Rebecer Ferrell, my gold ring & clothes.
     All my e. is to be equ. div. among my 3 chldn., Rebecca, Deborah, & John Ferrell.
     Extrs: s'd Rebecca & John Ferrell.
     Witn: Fargus Farrell, James Robson.
     21 Feb. 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 300
19 Feb. 1755
DUNNAWAN, JAMES, [Dorchester Co.]
     On 19 Feb 1755, James Dunnawan made his verbal will in the presence of James Hayes, Wm. Thomas, & Summers Ward: my wife, Mary Dunnawan, is to have all my e., & none of my relatives are to have any part thereof.
     25 Feb. 1755, sworn to by the 3 witn.

3 Jan. 1755, Henry Hooper, s. o. Roger Hooper resigned the admin. of his father's e.to his cousin Henry Hooper, 2d s. of James Hooper of Dorchester Co.
     [Roger d. intestate by 1755.]

Liber 29, folio 300
27 Jan. 1755
STAFFORD, JOHN, Dorchester Co., car[penter].
     To 2 grdsons, Elijah & Elisha Stafford, Stafford Outlett 64a.
     To dau. Elenner Stafford, cow Cherry & yearling.
     To son Thos. Stafford, a white mare Phaenix & a bed.
     To son Levin Stafford, mare Flie & a 6-or-7-gal. iron pot.
     To son Adam Stafford, a bed, a 4-gal. iron pot, & a 2-yr-old heifer.
     To son Solomon Staffod, the bed I lie on, my lead iron pot, horse colt Rock, a cow yearlin, a chest, & a pair of spoon molds.
     To my 5 youngest chldn, - Elenner, Thos., Levin, Adam, & Solomon Stafford - all my pewter equ. div.
     To son William Stafford, my coopers tools & my youngest son, Solomon Stafford, to bring up.
     Extrs: wife, Elisaboth Stafford, & son William Stafford, to see that my son Adam Stafford is put to live with John Trice & my son Levin Stafford be put to black- smith John Rip.
     Witn: Joshua Wheeler, John Marrett, James Layton.
     20 Feb. 1755, the widow refuses to act as extrx. & chooses her 1/3, & Wheelor & Layton swore to the will.

Liber 29, folio 302
2 Jan. 1755
LEE, CHARITY,  Charles Co., wife of Arthur Lee.
     I appoint my s'd husband Arthur Lee grdn. to my dau. Chloe Howard till she is 16, provided he bind himself to Walter Hanson in L 500 sterl. to put s'd Chloe in the care of my mother, Elizabeth Hanson, & if he doesn't so bind himself, I appoint s'd Walter Hanson grdn. to s'd Chloe.
     Witn: John Hanson, Jr., Wm. Hanson, Ann Hanson.
     21 March 1755, sworn to by John Hanson, Jr., & Ann Hanson.

Liber 29, folio 303
14 Jan. 1748/9
DAVIES, PRISCILLA, Charles Co.
     To son Richd. Davies, The Mountain 100a, which Edward Millstead, Sr., possesses & a bed.
     To dau. Elizabeth Shacklet, a double gown, quilted petticoat, a black hood, & a small piece of white linen
     To Elizabeth Davies, a sugar box & contents.
     To Priscilla Pickon, a callico gown & peticoat.
     To son Thomas Davies, as much linen as makes a shirt.
     To Frances Butcher, my horse & saddle.
     To John Winkworth, 1 pat [pot?].
     To son Benja. Davies, all my cattle.
     To Mary Shacklet, 1 gown.
     To Patt. Shacklet, 1 peticoat.
     To Jennat Taylor, a gown, shift, apron, & a new check handkerchief.
     To son & extr., Richard Davies, the residue of my effects.
     Witn: John Gray, Henry Gray, Patrick McQuaid.
     15 Feb. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of the heir at law [not named].

Liber 29, folio 305
20 Jan. 1755
SMALLWOOD, LEADSTONE, Charles Co.
     To son Leadstone Smallwood, May Day 200a, where I live, not before given, 11a of The Addition to May Day, & 2 negro men, Charles & John
     To son John Smallwood, Welcome 200a & 3 negroes - woman Elizabeth & men Peter & Monnicay - 2 draft horses, & a mare.
     To dau. Susannah Smallwood, negro boy Tom, a cow & calf, & a bed.
     To s'd son John Smallwood, the rest of my livestock, 6 flag chairs, a large square table, a large chest, & 2 beds.
     To s'd sons Leadstone & John, my looking glass equ. div., also my hand mill, but it shall not be moved from my dw. plntn.
     To chldn. Wm. Smallwood, Charity Mitchell, Mary Godfrey, Henniretur Nowland, & grddau. Elizabeth Nowland, 1 sh sterl. apiece.
     To s'd son Leadstone, my large Bible & my book called Josephus.
     All my tobacco & corn to s'd son John & 2 daus. Susannah & Elizabeth Smallwood for the support of them & their negroes.
     Extrs: s'd sons Leadstone & John.
     Witn Edward Goodrick, William Smallwood, Edward Boswell, Thomas Hussey Luckett, Jr.:
     22 Feb. 1755, sworn to by Goodrick, Smallwood, & Boswell in presence of William Smallwood, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 307
16 Jan. 1752
MONTGOMERY, PETER, Charles Co.
     To sons Francis Montgomery, John Montgomery, & James Montgomery, 1 sh. sterl. apiece.
     To son Peter Montgomery, 56a beg. at a bound tree on a branch, a bed, & a cow & calf.
     To son Joseph Montgomery, 56a on the W side a br. adj. his bro. Peter.
     To wife & extrx., Margitt Montgomery, for life, the plntn. I dw. on with 112a, & on her d., to son William Montgomery.
     To dau. Mary Magdilon Higdon & son Elisha Montgomery, equ. div., all the rest of my land.
     To son Richard Montgomery, a bed & a cow & calf.
     Witn: Edwd. Turner, Jacob Moreland, John Hunt.
     26 Dec. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.after Francis Montgomery, heir at law, did not object.

Liber 29, folio 308
22 March 1755
TOMLISON, GROVE, Frederick Co.
     To wife, Mary, for life, 4 negroes - James, Peter, Sall, & Sarah - & 1/3 of the rest of my p. e.
     To Ninian Mockbee, Good Luck 150a, Janerosaty 75a, Groves Hunting Outlet 100a, & negro boy Staford.
     To Mary Mockbee, Suport to Groves Hunting Outlet 120a & negro girl Dina.
     To Ann Mockbee, negro girl Dina & negro boy Batchler.
     To Lusey Mockbee, negro boys Ben & Seser.
     To Lessue Mockbee, mother of s'd chldn., negro man Dick.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. among aboves'd chldn: Ninian, Mary, Ann, & Luica Mockbee.
     Extrs: Niniam Tannehill, Sr., & Hugh Tomlison.
     Witn: John Nichols, John Maddox, Francis Woodward.
     1 April 1755, by her son, James Goore, the widow elected her 1/3.
     Witn: Alexr. Beall.
     7 April 1755, sworn to by Maddox & Woodward.

Liber 29, folio 310
2 Sept. 1754
MIDDLEMORE, JOSIAS, Baltimore Co.
     To friend Capt. Samuel Lawrence of London, L 250 sterl., part of L 600 sterl. laid out in stock for my use.
     To friend Capt. Jerningham Bigg of London, L 250 sterl., part of the above L 600 sterl.
     To friend Mr. Joseph Bezely, L 50 sterl., part of the above L 600 sterl.
     To friend Mr. Edward Hankin of London, L 50 sterl., part of the above L 600 sterl.
     To Mr. Joseph Bezely & Mr. Edwd. Hankin, Websters Inlargement & Aron Spring Neck, adj.
     To friend Mr. John Paca, Sr., Middlemores Defence & Swan Harbour, on the head of Swan Crk.
     To friend Mr. William Dallam, the L 218.19.5 sterl. due me per his bond of 6 Aug. 1748.
     To Richard Dallam, s. o. Wm. & Elizabeth Dallam (on the d. of my wife, Frances Middlemore), Palmers Points, & for want of issue, to his bro.Josias Dallam.
     To s'd wife & extrx., the residue of my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Robt. Adair, Nathan Richardson,  Jacob Lusby.
     26 March 1755, sworn to by Adair & Lusby & affirmed by Richardson (Quaker).

Liber 29, folio 311
30 Jan. 1755
HALL, AVERILLA, Baltimore Co.
     To grdson Edward Carvill Tolley, negro boy Peter.
     To dau. Martha Tolley, 2 beds.
     To son John Hall, negro woman Hagar.
     To  grddau. Sophia Hall, d. o. John Hall, negro girl Billinda.
     To grdau. Martha Hall, d. o. s'd John,  negro boy Jack Alphonso.
     To grdson Edward Hall, s. s'd John, negro boy Sampson.
     To son & extr., John Hall, & dau. Martha Tolley, equ. div., the residue.
     Witn: Mary Scott, [Dr.] Benjamin Crockett, Edward Hall, John Crockett.
     15 April 1755, sworn to by Benja. Crockett & Edwd. Hall & affirmed by Mary Scott (Quaker).

Liber 29, folio 313
10 Dec. 1754
GRAY, PATRICK, Baltimore Town, Baltimore Co.
     To wife & extrx., Ann Gray, all e. r. & p.
     Witn: Richard Winn, Gilbert Crockett, Constance Crockett.
     31 March 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 313
11 Oct. [1754]
PHILLIPS, RICHARD, Somerset Co., planter.
     Extrx: wife, Alse Phillips, with assistance of Thomas Holdbrook & William Pullet.
     Negro wench Merron & my riding horse Brandy are to be sold to pay debts.
     To son John Phillips, a horse colt.
     To son James Phillips, negro boy Cambo & 2/3 the m. e. on the d. or mar. of s'd wife, only the negro boy to be paid James at age 21.
     To s'd wife & son John Phillips are to have equ. use of my plntn. for her widhood, & on her d. or mar., s'd son is to be possd. of it.
     S'd son James is to be bound to the sea or some other trade.
     Witn: William Giles, John Dawson, George Bennett.
     31 Dec. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow elected her 1/3 the e. r. & p.

Liber 29, folio 315
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ADAMS, COLLINS, [Somerset Co.]
     To wife & extrx., [Tabitha Adams], for widhood, the plntn. where I live, 4 negroes - Tony, Ceser, Flora, & Nan - 2 beds, the mare called hers, & other stock.
     To son Jacob, the land I live on extending to the County Road to Rehoboth from Ralph Milbourns & from the gates adj. the fields next to Isaac Dickesons & 1/2 the marshland Houstons Choice, except the Old Orchard that I give to my 2d son, Phillip, with the other 1/2 Houstons Choice, that part of Snows Hill, the tract I live on, which lies on the W side of the road from the gates next to Isaac Dickesons, & Collins Adventure.
     To eldest dau., Sarah, negro girl Pleasant, except her first child, to son Jacob.
     To 2d dau., Abigail, negro girl Sarah, except her first child, to son Phillip.
     To 3d dau., Tabitha, negro girl Sopha.
     To 3d son, Samll. Collins, negro girl Luce.
     To 4th son, Isaac, negro boy Will.
     To 4th dau., Ann Mary, negro girl Amie - the above to be delivd. when s'd chldn come to age of 21 or mar.
     To youngest sons Saml. Collins & Isaac, L 50 each at age 21.
     Witn: Samuel Collins, Joshua Donoho, John Collins, Samuel Collins, Jr.
     24 March 1755, worn to by Saml. Collins, Jr. & Sr., & John Collins; & Tabitha Addams, the widow, elected the devise of land of the will & her 1/3 of the p. e.

Liber 29, folio 317
10 Jan. 1755
BROUGHTON, JOHN, Somerset Co.
     To son William Broughton, the plntn I live on, 100a of Williams Hope, but he is to allow Esther Broughton a house to live in, but if he d., my dau.-in-law, Jemima Broughton shall have same for widhood, but if she mar. my grdson John Broughton, s. o. s'd William,  shall have all at age 18, but my dau. Esther shall have free privilege for all her creatures.
     To son John Broughton, Jr., the upper part of Williams Hope I bought of Thomas Linsey on Fremans Br.
     To son John Broughto, Jr., 50a at the head of Hogg Quarter neck
     To dau. Hannah Riggen, an oval table.
     To dau. Esther Broughton, my young horse, a desk, a big chest, a middling large looking glass, & a linen wheel.
     The rest of my p. e., equ. div. to son John Broughton, Jr., & dau. Esther Broughton.
     Extr: son John Broughton, Jr.
     Witn: Cornelus Ward, Thos. Maddux, John Purkins.
     22 March 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 320
9 Jan. 1753
SCOT, ROBERT, Coventree Parish, Somerset Co.
     To son John Scot, all my lands where I live.
     Witn: Thomas Tull, Naomi Kelsick, William Fordred.
     22 March 1755, sworn to by Tull & Kelsick, the surviving witn.

Liber 29, folio 321
2 Nov. 1754
HANDY, SAMUEL, Somerset Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Handy, for life, 1/3 my r. e.
     To son Samuel Handy, all my lands, & I leave him to the care of bro.-in-law Littleton Dennis till he is 21.
     To s'd wife, negro man Cudgoe, negro women Dido & Jenney, girl Patience, & boy Harry.
     S'd negroes are to be equ. div. betw. my chldn. Mary Handy, Elizabeth Handy, John Handy, & William Handy.
     To s'd son Samuel, my new gun, & to s'd son John, the gun I had of Mr. Whitaker.
     Witn: Thos. Handy, J[ohn] Dennis, Jr., Littleton Dennis.
     2 April 1755, sworn to by John Dennis, Littleton Dennis, & Thomas Handy, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 323
29 Nov. 1754
VINCENT, JAMES, Stepney Parish, Somerset Co.
     To son Joseph Vincent, my dw. plntn.with 75a of Batcheller Choice, but if he d. s. p., to son Benjamin Vincent.
     To son Jacob Vincent, the remaining 50a of my land, but if he not see fit to live on it, to s'd son Joseph.
     To wife, Sarah Vincent, for widhood, my p. e., & on her d., to be equ. div. among all my chldn.
     Witn: Thomas Moor, William Moor, Skils Moor.
     9 April 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

29 March 1755, Anne Humphris, widow & relict of Joseph Humphris [d. intestate in Somerset Co.], resigns his admin. to her bro.-in-law Thomas Humphris.

Liber 29, folio 324
6  Dec. 1754
WEST, ELIZABETH, Anne Arundel Co.
     To dau. Elizabeth Ward, all my outside wearing  appl. - gowns, petticoats, cloak, velvet hood, etc.
     To daus. Elizabeth Ward & Acksaw Conner, equ. div. my wearing & household linen & hhold furn.
     To s'd dau. Acksaw, my 1/2 Hollways Nick, the land I live on, in the whole 147a, negro woman Lucy & her child Grace, a bed, & other hhold furn.
     To grdson John West Ward, a bed, to be kept by my son-in-law Caleb Connor until s'd John is 21.
     To son-in-law & extr., Caleb Conner, my cart, plow, 2 plow horses, & all my plntn. utensils.
     Witn: Benja. Lane, Jno. Chocke, Thomas Deale.
     14 Jan. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 325
14 Dec. 1754
GARDNER, JOHN PETTIBONE, Anne Arundel Co.
     To 2 sons John Hall & Richd. Gardner, equ. div., my plntn. adj. them, but for want of issue, to my other 2 sons, Thomas & Charles Gardner.
     My large gun to son John Hall, & the rest of my e. is to be equ. div. betw. my 4 sons & my dau. Sarah Gardiner.
     Extr: wife, Milkey Gardner.
     Witn: Charles Todd, Joshua Hall, Edward White.
     20 Jan. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 326
5 Dec. 1749
JOHNS, ISAAC, [Anne Arundel Co.], Maryland, about to sail for London.
     To wife & extrx., Ann Johns, my part of Christophers Camp 250a, my part of ship Peggy & Nancy, which I command, if sold at London by Messrs. Torver & Philpot, merchants there, & all my p. e.
     Witn: Sarah Gassaway, John Gassaway, Joseph Cowman, Jr.
     19 Feb. 1755, sworn to by John Gassaway & affirmed by Joseph Cowman (Quaker), & Ann Johns resigned the extrship to her father, Mr. John Gassaway.

Liber 29, folio328
22 Feb. 1754
TORVER, WILLIAM, St. Ann's Parish, Middlesex Co., [England].
     To the 3 sons of Richard Richardson of Whitehaven, L 20 each.
     To kinsman Francis Chumley & kinswomen Elizabeth Choppendale & Margaret, wife of Thomas Bok, friend Bryan Philpot, & Eeanor Roseby,  L 100 apiece.
     To kinswoman Isabvella Harris & her bro. John Harris, L 25 each.
     To Thomas Rayner, brewer, L 50.
     To 20 poor widows of Ratcliffe Hamlet, Middlesex Co., & 10 poor widows of Limehouse, 1 guinea apiece.
     To Robert Godwin of Portsmouth a guinea for a ring & to each of the pall bearers & my extrs. & Thos. Philpot & Daniel Tovey, a ring of like value, & 9 other gold rings of the like value to 9 of my old friends.
     Extrs: Bryan Philpot & Thomas Rayner.
     Witn: John Sedgwick, Sam. Golson, Jon. Seacome.
     Codicil, 23 Feb. 1754. To Agnes & Elizabeth Gurnell & their bro. Gurnell, L 25 each. To Mary Whetstone, widow, L 30. To Francis Chumley (s. o.s'd Francis) L 50. To each of my first cousins by my mother's side L 100. To Susannah Finedley, L 50.
     Witn: Sam. Golson, Jon. Seacome.
     28 Feb. 1754, sworn to by John Seacome of St. Ann's Parish, Middlesex Co., Gent.

Liber 29, folio 331
22  Jan. 1755
TUCKER, RICHARD, Anne Arundel Co.
     To John Clavey, my son-in-law, L 5 above his 1/4 part & his 1/4 part.
     To son John Tucker, my clothes & his 1/4 part.
     To dau. Martha, her 1/4 part of my p. e.
     To dau. Margaett, her 1/4 part.
     To Robert Ward, my dw. plntn.for a consideration to be paid to John Tucker, my son.
     Extr: John Clavey.
     Witn: Neh[emiah] Birckhead, Richard Randall, John Batsan.
     12 March 1755, sworn to by Randall & Batsan & affirmed by Birckhead (Quaker).

Liber 29, folio 332
28 Oct. 1753
WARFIELD, RICHARD, [Sr.], Anne Arundel Co., Gent.
     To dau. Ruth Hall, wife to Joseph Hall, the 200a of Warfield's Contrivance where s'd Joseph lives.
     To Elizabeth, d. o. my dec'd bro. Benjamin Warfield & widow of Henry Ridgely dec'd, my right to 1/2 Wincopin Neck willed her by her s'd father.
     To son & extr., Alexander Warfield, negro man Toby & 10 % of the e. for his trouble.
     To grdson John Davidge & grddau. Ann Griffith, each 30 sh. for a ring.
     To Richard Yeates, s. o. my cousin Joshua Yeates, a cow & calf.
     To grdson Basil Warfield, negro boy Charles, my watch, & the bed I lie in.
     Of the residue of my p. e., 1/3 apiece to son Alexr. Warfield & dau. Ruth Hall, 1/3 of the remaining 1/3 to dau. Lydia Ridgely & the other 2/3 equ. div. betw. Lucy Ridgely, Samuel Stringer, Anne Coale, & Richard Stringer, chldn. of s'd dau. Lydia, when they come to age.
     Witn: Willm. Woodward, John Warfield, Jr., Edward Baldwin.
     12 March 1755, sworn to by Woodward & Baldwin.

Liber 29, folio 334
19th  day of 2d month, called Feby., 1755
HILL, SARAH, Anne Arundel Co., widow.
     To grddau. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Sprigg, my inlaid chest of drawers, black swinging looking glass, & negro woman Priss.
     To 2 kinswomans Sarah Hopkins & Elizabeth Bankster, d. o. my cousin Cassandra Giles dec'd, 2 cows & calves & other livestock, equ. div.
     To sister Margaret Richardson, my wearing appl.
     To my 5 cousins - Sarah Hill & Joseph, Daniel, Richard, & Nathan Richardson - chldn. of s'd sister Margaret, my plate equ. div.
     To cousin Sophia Galloway, d. o. s'd sister Margaret, negro man Ben & his wife, Jernses, & their son Tack, L 30 sterl., & a pair of hand irons.
     To s'd cousin Daniel Richardson, negro man Sam & L 5 for the Quakers of West River Meeting.
     To Richard Sprigg, s. o. Thomas Sprigg, my spice box.
     To Henry Hill, s. o. Dr. Richard Hill, negro man Monday, L 10 sterl., & livestock to be in the care of my son-in-law, Joseph Hill.
     To s'd son-in-law, Joseph Hill, my great elbow chair.
     To Mary Wilkinson, negro girl Mercy & horse Dimond.
     The residue is to be equ. div. into 6 parts: 1 to son-in-law Joseph Hill & wife, Sarah; 1 to Joseph Richardson; 1 to Daniel Richardson; 1 to Richd. Richardson; 1 to Nathan Richardson; & the other to Thomas & Joseph Richardson, s. o. my cousin Thomas Richardson, of Kent Co. late dec'd, when they are 21.
     Extrs: s'd cousins Joseph Richardson & Daniel Richardson.
     Witn: Mary Gilliss, John Gilliss, John Davidg.
     1 March 1755, affirmed by Mary & John Gilliss (Quakers)  & sworn to by one of the 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 337
18 March 1755
BROWN, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co.
     Extrs: wife, Rebeckah Brown, & son John Brown
     To s'd wife, for life, the plntn where I dw., Clink or Chink 200a, negro Beck, my house maid, negroes Nell, Ben, Peter, & Limbo, my riding horse Pompey, the bed I lie on, other hhold furn., & livestock.
     To son John Brown, part of Providence adj. Norwoods Fancy, the land of Mr. Richd. Warfield late dec'd now in possn. of his son, Mr. Alexr. Warfield, Solo- mon's Hills, Sissons,  Edwd. Hall, & the Round Bay, including the island in it; on my wife's d., s'd Clink or Chink; negroes Dungy, Harry, Charles, Cesar, Es- ther, Jeffery, Jenny, & Seilva; the use of the yawl & other p. e.; & he shall be at age to inherit all I have left him.
     To dau. Katherine Brown, part of Grimes's Hills, now Providence, adj. land of s'd son John & Edwd. Hall & on the head of Plum Crk.; mare Speedy, her saddle, & negroes Abigail, Jemmy, & Phill.
     To dau. Margaret Brown, Browns Purchase, on the S side Ridgely's Br., at least 200a, & for want of heirs, to daus. Ruth Brown & Anne Brown; also to s'd Margaret, negroes Mingo, Nan, Austin, & Joseph, a bed & other hhold furn, a horse & other livestock.
     To dau. Ruth Brown, 200a of Browns Purchase on the E side Ridgelys Br., & for want of heirs, to daus, Margaret & Anne; also to s'd Ruth, [negroes] Tegar, , Trader, Moll, & Hagar, a bed & other hhold furn., & a horse & other livestock.
     To dau. Anne Brown, 300a of Browns Purchase, & for want of heirs, to my other 2 daus. Margaret & Ruth; also negroes Ned, Sue, Hannah, & Nick, a bed & other hhold furn, & livestock.
     Witn: Abso. Warfield, John Hall, Wilson Burton, Benja. Yealdhall.
     11 April 1755, sworn to by Hall, Burton, & Yealdhall.

Liber 20, folio 341
5 Nov. 1754
DOWNING, ROBERT, Frederick Co.
     To son Robert Downing, on the d. of his mother, my dw. plntn. with the Second Resurvey on Downings Lot, incl. the original & first resurvey (except 34a) & 113a beg. at the E corner of the First Resurvey on Downings Lot; also to son Robt., negro man Will & negro woman Rachel.
     To son Sam Downing, s'd 34a, 50a of Downings Lot, & 316a of the Resurvey on Dorsons Strife to be conv. by Peter Rentch; also to son Sam, negro boy Dick & negro girl Katt.
     To dau. Elizabeth Downing, L 100 due me from the sale of land, part in Maryland & part in Pennsylvania, in the forks of Anteatum to David Dunkin, & if s'd pay- ment is not made, my part of several tracts sold to s'd Dunkin & L 10 at age of 16 or mar.
     To dau. Mary Downing, 1/2 the Resurvey on Chester 194a.
     To dau. Susanah Downing, the other 1/2 of s'd Resurvey on Chester 194a.
     To dau. Esther Downing, 113a of the Second Resurvey on Downings Lot (except 10a) & L 20 at age 16 or mar.
     To wife, Susanah Downing, 1/3 my p. e.
     If son Robt. d. s. p., all left him is to son Samuel & all left to s'd Saml. is to be equ. div. among my 4 daus.
     S'd son Robert, after he comes to age, may have liberty to settle on any part of the land left him.
     Extrs: wife, Susannah Downing, & bro. James Downing.
     Witn: Joseph Chapline, Peter Rench, Jenneth Ofee, James Downey.
     19 March 1755, sworn to by Chapline, Rench, & Downing.

Liber 29, folio 345
3 Feb. 1755
BEATTY, EDWARD, Frederick Co., merchant.
     To son Ezekiel Beatty, 160a of Dulanys Lott & Lot 65 in Frederick Town.
     To son Ezra Beatty, The Resurvey on Poplar Bottom & Patricks Colt.
     To son Elijah Beatty, 1/3 of 3 tracts - Meters, part of Palmers Choice, & Palmerzanor - now in possn. of Abraham Crum, farmer, but if he & Gilbert Crum, his bro., convey to s'd Elijah land equal in value to the s'd land, I give it to s'd son Elijah.
     To the child my wife is big with, part of Rockey Crk., which I bought of Geo. Beatty, & the 2 tracts of Rockey Crk.I bought of John Kimbol & Agnes, his wife, & from John Beatty.
     To s'd sons Ezekiel, Ezra, & Elijah, & the child my wife is big with, my p. e. & the residue of my r. e.
     Extrs: my wife, Susannah Beatty & Thomas Beatty, Jr.
     Witn: John Cary, Saml Mearns, Elizbth Perry.
     18 Feb. 1755, sworn to by Cary & Mearns.

Liber 29, folio 348
4 Dec. 1754
WILLCOXEN, JOHN, Frederick Co., planter.
     To dau. Mary Edmondston, grdsons Peter Noland & Sampson Noland, & grddau. Ann Noland, L 10 apiece.
     Extr: son John Willcoxen alias Winser, my sole heir.
     Witn: Ezek[iel] Goslin, James Burrus, John Walker.
     6 Dec. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 349
22 Feb. 1755
PIERPOINT, LARKIN, son of LarkinPierpoint of Frederick Co.
     To my father, Larkin Pierpoint, A Small Bit to David 40a & all the rest of my e.
     Witn: Robert Twigg, John Bean, Hannah Twigg.
     10 April 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 350
24 Jan. 1755
CHISEM, MARY, Kent Co.
     To son & extr., Jacob Boots, horse Blaze & mare Jual.
     To dau. Mary Leonard, my 2 cows & their Calves.
     Witn: Nich[ola]s Smith, Mary Boyer, Ann Smith.
     17 Feb. 1755, sworn to by Nicholas & Ann Smith.

Liber 29, folio 351
4 Jan. 1755
VANSANT, GEORGE, Kent Co.
     To son Nicholas Vansant, 1 sh. sterl.
     To my Cornelius Vansant, my dw. plntn. & land.
     To the child my wife goes with, L 100 at the age the law directs, but if he d, before that, to be div. among my 5 sons: George, Cornelius, Benjamin, Ephraim , & John Vansant.
     To daus. Elizabeth Cole, wife of Peter Cole, Hester Newcomb, Rosutta Saulsbury, & Anne Smith, L 10 apiece.
     The residue to be equ. div. among my s'd 5 sons.
     Extr: son Cornelius Vansant.
     Witn: Daniel Hull, Daniel Norris, Wr[itso]n Browning.
     22 March1755, affirmed by Hull & Norris (Quakers) & sworn to by Browning in the presence of the extr., the heir at law being out of the Province.

Liber 29, folio 353
7 Jan. 1746
COPPER, GEORGE, Sr., Kent Co.
     To son William Copper, 100a on the W line of Lords Gift, negro man Peter, 10 sheep, & 2 cows & calves.
     To son Charles Copper, 50a at the last end of Williams Lott, 50a at the E end of Lords Gift, where my dw. is, & negro boy Joe.
     To son George Copper, the rest of my land, negro man Trump, livestock, & a gun.
     To dau. Rachel Glann, negro man Squash, a bed, 2 iron pots, a Holland table, & 1000 lb. tob.
     To dau. Mary Gleaves, negro woman Hagar & negro boy Peter.
     To grddau. Sarah Gleaves, negro boy Will, to stay with her mother, Mary Gleaves, till Sarah is of age 16 or mar.
     To grdson Joseph Copper, a horse & L 3 when he is 18.
     To 2 chldn. & extrs., Charles Copper & Mary Gleaves, equ. div., the residue of my p. e.
     Witn: Vincent Hutcheson, W[illiam] Hynson, Chas. Hynson, Jr.
     9 Nov. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 355
20 Nov. 1754
BOYER, WILLIAM, Kent Co., Gent.
     To wife Penelopy Boyer, for life, all my lands & 1/2 my p. e. to be disposed of as she sees fit.
     To William Boyer & Phillip Boyer (s. o. Augustine Boyer, Sr.) & John Boyer (s. o. Richard Boyer), equ. div. Phillips's Neglect 495a, reserving as much timber as necessary to build & fence a dw. house & school house on adj. land purchased by me from John Smith.
     To Thomas Boyer, s. o. Augustin Boyer, Jr., 100a in Rich Level.
     To Thomas Boyer, s. o. Nathaniel Boyer, 100a of Indian Range.
     To Black Micheal, 50a, part in Indian Range & part in Boyers Venture, & he is to be free at age 24 if my s'd wife be d.
     To the minister & vestrymen of Shrewsbury Parish, in trust, 35a of Mill Fork purchased by me from John Smith & L 150 towards settling a school for poor chldn.
     To bro. Augustine Boyer, L 10.
     To the poor of Shrewsbury Parish, L 100.
     ToPhillis & Rebecca Boyer (d. o. my bro. Augustine Boyer, Sr.), & Susanna Mercer L 50 apiece.
     To Augustine Boyer, Jr., on my wife's d., my riding chair & clock.
     At my wife's d., my negro man Wharton Trump is to be set free & paid L 5/yr. for life.
     To William Boyer (s. o. Augustin Boyer, Sr.) & John Boyer (s. o. Richard Boyer), equ. div. the residue of my p. e.
     Extrs: wife, Penelopy Boyer, William Reason, Esq., & Augustine Boyer, Jr.
     Witn: William Caulk, Robert Webb, John Pell.
     13 Jan. 1755, sworn to by Caulk & Webb.

Liber 29, folio 359
7 Nov. 1754
CARTER, DENIS, Kent Co.
     Extrs: wife, Rhode Carter, & John Donahaw.
     To s'd wife, 1/2 my e.
     To dau. Sarah Carter, the other 1/2, to be managed by s'd John till she is of age, 1 years schooling, & The New Dissin, adj. my dw. plntn.
     Witn: John Kennedy, Wlliam Caulk, William Heverin.
     3 Feb. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 360
5 Nov. 1754
HALEY, JOHN, Kent Co.
     To son William Haley, my dw. plntn.with land & negro Ned.
     To dau. Elizabeth Morfit, wife of George Morfit, negro woman Dinah.
     To dau. Mary Morfit, wife of Richard Morfit, negro girl Judy.
     To dau. Anne Wilson, wife of James Wilson, negro girl Peg.
     To son John Haley, negro girl Amey.
     To son Charles Haley, negro boy Abraham.
     To dau. Rachel Haley, negro girl Sal.
     To dau. Hannah Haley, negro boy Jo.
     To Susanah Haley, negro girl Beck.
     To nephews John Pell & Haley Pell, L 20 each.
     The residue, equ. div., among my 9 chldn: William, Elizabeth, Mary, John, Anne, Charles, Rachel, Hannah, & Susanah.
     Extrs: son William Haley & George Morfit.
     Witn: Daniel Hull, William Parker, John Wilson.
     25 Jan. 1755, sworn to by Parker &Wilson & affirmed by Hull (Quaker).

Liber 29, folio 362
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FORMAN, JOHN, Kent Co., planter.
     My extr., son-in-law, Joseph Butcher, is to give my daus. Sarah & Beatrice about L 5 apiece.
     If my 2 sons, John & Feadrick are willing, s'd Joseph is to bind them to trades, but if not, they are to stay with him till age 21.
     Witn: Benjan. Mackrill, Elizabeth Younger, Jno. Younger.
     14 Dec. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.
     7 Sept. 1754, Joseph Butcher assigned the admin. of John Foreman's e. to Benjamin Foreman.

Liber 29, folio 363
10 March 1755
DECOST, MANUEL, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To dau.-in-law & extrx., Sarah Rabits, bay mare Phenix, negro man Peter, & my oldest bed.
     To grddau. Sarah Harris, my newest bed  & cow Lilly.
     The residue equ. div. betw. s'd extrx. & s'd grddau.
     Witn: John Browne, J[ohn] Seth.
     24 April 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 364
11 March 1755
PEARCE, JOHN, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To cousin Susannah Benton, my best bed, other hhold furn., livestock, & a barrel of corn.
     To bro.-in-law, Edward Benton, my other bed & my blew coat.
     My sister & extrx., Mary Pratt, is to have the residue.
     Witn: Daniel Nicholson, John Nicholson, Mary Nicholdson.
     22 April 1755, sworn to by John & Mary Nicholson.

Liber 29, folio 365
5 June 1746
HARRIS, JOSEPH, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife & extrx., Roseanna Harris, for life, my dw. plntn on Crumps Chance, & on her d., to nephew Joseph Harris, s. o. my bro. William.
     To friend Joseph Tarbutton, s. o. William, 2 ewes & a ram.
     To niece Mary Anne Austin, a ewe & a lamb.
     To Ann Bennet, d. o. George Bennet, a sow & pigs.
     To s'd wife, the rest of my p. e.
     Witn: Thomas Shoobrooks, Margrett Shoobrooks, Winefred Hollinsworth.
     17 April 1755, sworn to by Hollinsworth, Margret Shoobrooks being d., in presence of Benja. Harris, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 367
3 April 1755
HOLT, JOHN DEBERT, Queen Anns Co., native of Heildersberg in the Palatinate, Germany, surgeon.
     To my bro. John Philip Debert Holt, who lives or lived in Philadelphia, all my e. r. & p. in Germany & my right as extr. of my father dec'd.
     40 shillings apiece to Andrew Montgomery, my trusty servant; Peter Johnson, my fellow in misfortune; Richard Lane; Joshua Jacobs; & William Maynard & his wife (formerly Sarah Hays).
     Extr: friend Nathaiel Wright for the use of my creditors.
     Witn: Peter Johnson, Gavin Dunbar, William Maner.
     10 April 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 368
29 Sept. 1754
WILKINSON, WILLIAM, Prince George's Co.
     To my 4 daus. - Ann, Susanna, Sarah, & Mary - equ. div., Trumans Place, 500a in Charles Co.
     To dau. Ann Wilkinson, negro Phillis.
     To dau. Susa. Wilkinson, negro girl Jeany.
     To dau. Sarah Wilkinson, negro girl Mall.
     To dau. Mary Wilkinson, negro girl Patt.
     To wife & extrx., Mrs. Barbara Wilkinson, the plntn. where I live.
     To son William Mackall Wilkinson, the residue of my lands in Charles & Prince George's Co.
     Witn: John Johnson, Charles Craycroft, Nathl. Greenfield.
     The widow is determined to stand to her 1/3.
     24 April 1755, sworn to by all 3  witn.

Liber 29, folio 370
24 Jan. 1755
TYLER, WILLIAM, Pamonkey, Charles Co.
     To son John Tyler, Market Overton & lands adj., negro man Tom, & negro woman Nan.
     To dau. Elizabeth Tyler, Jessemond & lands adj., which I purchased of Willian Piles & negro girl Nell.
     To dau. Sarah Tyler, Convieniency, where my mother, Elizabeth Massey lives & mulatto boy Joseph.
     The residue of my p. e. to ny  chldn: John, Elizabeth,  & Sarah.
     Extrs: son John Tyler & Willm. Eilbeck.
     Witn: John T[ruman] Stoddert, Sarah Eilbeck, Elizabeth Milstead.
     12 April 1755, sworn to by Eilbeck & Milstead; Stoddert thought testator was not of sound mind; Wm. Eilbeck, who wrote the will, thought he was; probate taken before John Tyler, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 372
18 April 1755
GREEN, LEONARD, [Jr.], Charles Co.
     To eldest son, Leonard Green, 100a of Phenixs's Manner, in St. Mary's Co.& 75a of Greens Inheritance, in St. Mary's Co.
     To son Robert Green & bros. Cuthbert Green & Francis Green, equ. div., the rest of Greens Inheritance, 100a of Saint Matthews, & 18a of The Mount, all in Charles Co.
     My p. e., equ. div., to sons Leonard & Robert Green & my daus. Martha Green & Mary Ann Sewell Green.
     Extr: Joseph Doyne.
     Witn: Thos. Hu[ssey] Luckett, John Gates, Thos. McPherson.
     28 April 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn., the heir at law being a minor & absent.

Liber 29, folio 373
30 12th mo. 1754
GILES, CASANDRA, Baltimore Co.
     To dau. Sarah Hopkins, wife of Samuel Hopkins, negro man Cato.
     To grdson John Slemaker, negro man Roger, but if s'd John d. before 20 yrs., to grdson Gearard Hopkins, but if he d. before he is of age, to his next bro.
     The rest of my e. to my daus.s'd Sarah & Elizabeth Bankson, wife of Joseph Bankson, equ. div.
     Extr: son-in-law Saml. Hopkins.
     Witn: Joseph Tayler, Edward Lewis, Jr.
     8 Feb. 1755, affirmed by Taylor (Quaker ?) & sworn to by Lewis.

Liber 29, folio 374
30th 7th mo. called Sept. 1751
WEBSTER, JOHN, Baltimore Co.
     To eldest son, John Webster dec'd & his heirs,5 sh.
     To grddau. Martha Gilbert, d. o. s'd son John, 100a of John & Isaacs Lott, where Samuel Gilbert lives.
     To dau. Sarah Deaver, the part of Sedgleyon the E of Broad Run & as much of Best Indeavour adj. Sedgley to a Hicory tree on the road betw my cornfield & Antle Deavours to the W line of Best Indeavour where it crosses the Church Road, about 115a
     To son Michl. Webster, part of Best Indeavour beg. at the head of the Long Br. to Broad Run near where the horse road crosses it betw. my house & son Michaels & the part of Websters Inlargement to the S of the Indian Spring Br., which descends into James's Run.
     To son Isaac Webster, the part of Sedgley to the W of Broad Run, the rest of Best Indeavour to the W of Broad Run, & that part to the E of Broad Run to the part I hve willed to dau. Sarah Deaver, but provided that my wife that now is . . .
     To son Samuel Webster, Websters Forrest with Howards Forrest 100a adj. purchased of Abraham Taylor, & all of Websters Inlargement N of the Indian Sprg.
     All my other lands, equ. div., to my 5 chldn: Sarah, Michael, Isaac, Samuel, & Alizannah.
     To dau. Sarah Deaver, negro girl Bett.
     To son Michl. Webster, negro girl Nann.
     To son Isaac, negro boy Joe & negro boy Harrah (provided he pay sons Saml. & Michl., L 6 Sterl. each).
     To son Saml., negro man Nebo.
     To dau. Alizannah Bond, ,  negro woman Betty, negro boy Will & negro girl Moll.
     To son Saml., negro fellow Sampson.
     To grddau. Sarah Rigbie, negro girl Sarah.
     To wife, Mary Webster, the pacing mare I bought of my grdson John Webster or bay gelding Blaze.
     Extrs: wife, Mary, & 3 chdn. Michael, Isaac, & Samuel, to see that residue is equ. div.among my s'd wife & 5 chldn.
     Witn: Willm. Smith, Mary Ruff, Mary Duall, Owing Dunn.
     18 April 1753, sworn to by Smith & Ruff & affirmed by Duall (Quaker ?).

Liber 29, folio 377
16 March 1755
CORKRIN, JAMES, Talbot Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah, my chair & horse Bird.
     To my 2 sons James & Jonathan, equ. div., my p. e. when they mar. or are of age.
     I desire to be bur. near my bro. Terence.
     Witn: Mich. Hackett, Henry Carey, Henry Corkrin.
     18 April 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn., & 26 April 1755, the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 378
22 March 1755
BOTFIELD, ZADOCK, Talbot Co., planter.
     To son Zadock Bodfield & dau. Eliza. Bodfield, equ. div., when s'd son is 21, slave Hannah.
     To s'd son Zadock, at age 21, L 30, & I leave him in care of my bro. Abednego Bodfield & L 15 for his education to age 14, when he is to be bound apprentice.
     I leave dau. Elizabeth in care of wife, Sarah, to age 16.
     To s'd wife & youngest dau. Rebeca, equ. div., L 40, wife to keep s'd dau.'s part till she is 16.
     S'd wife is to live rent free on my land Covington until s'd son is 21, when it is to be delvd. to him.
     Extr: Mr. Philip Walker.
     Witn: Peter Davis, William Cook, James Anderson, Judy Greenhauk.
     18 April 1755, the widow renounced the will, & 12 April 1755, Philip Walker renounced extrship. Witn: Saml. Bowman, John Berry.
     18 April 1755, sworn to by Cook, Anderson, & Greenhauk.

Liber 29, folio 380
1 Jan. 1755
CLARK, JOHN, St. Mary's Co.
     To dau. Ann Wheatly, 1 sh. sterl.
     To son Richard Clark, my plntn. Marys Hope, when he is 21, & a yr. after he poss. s'd land he is to pay dau. Angellca L 20 sterl. & when dau. Elizabeth Clarke is 21 he is to pay her L 20 sterl.
     Wife, Elizabeth Clark, is to have the residue of my p. e.& poss. s'd land until son Richard is 21.
     Extrs: s'd wife & friend Richard Milbourn.
     Witn: R[ichard] Barnhouse, J[ohn] Thomas, Stephen Milburn, Henry Fletcher.
     31 March 1775, sworn to by all 4 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 381
24 Feb. 1755
JENKINS, WILLIAM, St. Mary's Co.
     To wife, Mary Jenkins, for life, Tuesdays Work 24a, & on her d., to son Ignatius Jenkins; also to s'd Mary, 2 negroes, man Ben & woman Nell.
     To son & extr., Henry Jenkins 115a of Salem & 2 negroes, a man George & a girl Peg.
     To son William Jenkins, the rest of Salem, negro girl Susannah, & negro boy Peter.
     To son Ignatius Jenkins, 100a of St. Thomas's, Truth & Trust 100a, where Elizabeth White lived, & Pyes Hardship, in Charles Co.
     To son Henry Jenkins, 190a of Truth & Trust on the N side Joseph Jenkins's land, 70a of Truth & Trust, & Foxes Range about 70a
     To son Michael Jenkins, negro girls Judith & Sarah, & he is to live with his mother till he is 20.
     To son Ignatius Jenkins, negro boy Robert, negro girl Hanna, negro woman Cate, & he is to stay with his mother till age 20.
     To son Thomas Courtney Jenkins, negro boy Mark & 1000 lb. tob.
     To dau. Jane Jenkins, negro woman Bec & negro girl Bridget.
     To dau. Mary Hagar, negro girl Tabitha.
     To grddau. Mary Anne Hagor, a cow & calf.
     To son Joseph Jenkins, 5 sh.
     The residue is to be equ. div. betw.ife, Mary Jenkins, & these chldn: William, Henry, Michael, Ignatius, & Jane Jenkins & Mary Hagar.
     Witn: William Swiny, John Dillon, Barnaby Roades, Thomas Wynn Taylor.
     31 March 1755, sworn to by Dillon, Roades, & Taylor., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 384
9 Dec. 1754
PAVATT, ISAAC, St. Inegoes Hundred, St. Mary's Co.
     To wife, & extrx., Margaret Pavatt, my 3 sons - James, John, & Isaac Pavatt - to be brought up in the Church of England, & Thomas Richardson & Joseph White are to oversee that my 3 childn. be brought up so, & s'd Richardson is to be joined with William Stephens in the extrship of Mark Stephens.
     Witn: Mary White, J[ohn] Thomas.
     27 Jan. 1755, sworn to by both witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 385
27 July 1725
KERBY, THOMAS, St. Mary's Co.
     To wife & extrx., Deborah Kerby, all my p. e. for life, & on her d. to be equ. div. among my 7 chldn., & the use of 1/3 my land for life; my chldn. are to serve her till age 18 if sh mar. but till age 21 if she doesn't.
     To son Peter Kerby, Kerbys Lott 63a bounding with Kerbys Fortune.
     To Joseph Collison, every yr. for 7 yrs. 50 gal. cider, provided he beats it, finds casque for it, & give1 days work on my wife's land.
     To dau. Susannah Kerby, at age 16, a dark brown cow Molle.
     Witn: John Shurmandine, Stephen Milburn, Robert Wiseman.
     12 Jan 1755, sworn to by Milburn.

Liber 29, folio 386
15 Jan. 1755
IRELAND, GILBERT, St. Mary's Co., Gent.
     To wife, Anne Ireland, my dw. plntn. 124a, 23a purchased of Joseph Alvey, 83a bought of Wm. Carbery, & 17a bought of Marl. Bailey, for life.
     On s'd wife's d., s'd dw. plntn. & the land from Alvey to 2d son,, Wm. Herbert Ireland, & the 83a from Carbery & the 17a from Mark Brewer [sic] to son Gil- bert Ireland, with another 50a of the land from Carbery, on this side the road from James Paine to Thos. Greaves.
     To eldest dau. Anne Ireland, my plntn. Charing Cross or Swiltenham, near to Walter Davis's.
     To youngst dau., Mary Ireland, the plntn. I bought of Evan Evans.
     The rest of my lands to eldest son, John Ireland.
     To wife & extrx., Anne Ireland, 2/5 my p. e., & the other 3/5 to my s'd 5 chldn., & if s'd Anne d. during minority of any chldn., Philip Key is to succeed her.
     Witn: William McWilliams, Jesse Craig, John Mills.
     I desire to be bur. in Chaptico Church Yard about 3 ft. from the feet of my friend James Dickson & to have a cheap black marble stone sent to Philadelphia for.
     6 March 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn

Liber 29, folio 388
21 April 1755
FORGUSON, ELEXANDER, St. Mary's Co.
     To wife & extrx., Rebecca Forguson, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Richard Nokes, Thomas Jones, William Wilkins Lucas.
     10 May 1755, sworn to by Nokes & Lucas, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 389
12 June 1754
ALLISON, JOHN, St. Mary's Co.
     To grdson John Cole & grddaus. Ann Cole & Mary Cole, chldn. o. dau. Margit Cole, 1 sh. apiece.
     To wife, Sarah, 1/3 my m. e., & the rest of my e. to be equ. div. among my 9 chldn: Thomas, Joseph, Jacob John, James, Henry, Self, Mary, Elizabeth, & George Allison.
     Extrx: wife, Sarah.
     Witn: Will Morgan, Stephen Chelton, Tho. Batsill.
     12 April 1755, sworn to by Chelton & Morgan, & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 390
11 March 1755
THOMPSON, JAMES, St. Mary's Co., Gent.
     To son Francis Thompson, Hard Fortune 100a.
     To grdson Charles Thompson, Small Hope 100a, where I live, & to s'd son & s'd grdson, Landing Neck 15a adj. s'd Small Hope, in 1734 given me by John Baptis Carberry . . . .
     My dau-in-law Ann Thompson is to take the admin. of the e. of her late husb., James Thompson dec'd, to whom I was extr.
     To Francis Thompson & Ann Thompson, negroes Simon & Betty.
     To dau.-in-law Ann Thompson & son Francis Thompson, my extrs., the residue of my e.
     Witn: Joshua Millard, John Turton, Anthony Roberts.
     28 April 1755, Francis Thompson resigned extrship to Mrs. Anne Thompson.  Witn: Philip Key, Jeremiah Gordon.
     16 May 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 392
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WORRELL, EDWARD, Kent Co.
     To son Edward, my watch & wearing appl.
     Extr: bro.-in-law, Thomas Wilkins.
     Witn: Jo[seph] Wickes, Stephen Cannady, Elizabeth Dyer.
     22 April 1755, sworn to by Wickes & Cannady & affirmed by Dyer (Quaker).

Liber 29, folio 393
7 April 1755
RICHARDSON, DOUGLASS, Kent Co.
     To Rachel, the youngest dau. of Christina Woodland, my dw. plntn., & if she d. s. p., to my nephew William Houston.
     To bro. Martha Richardson, L 10.
     To sister Elizabeth Grant, horse Jockey & L 5.
     To nephew Wm. Houston L 10, colt Mountain, bridle & saddle, & pistols & holsters.
     To Mary Woodland, horse Ranger.
     Of the residue of my p. e., 1/3 to Christina Woodland & 2/3 to her dau. Rachel.
     Extr: Mr. John Grant.
     Witn: Jackson Griffith, Mary Woodward, Alex. Glenn.
     26 April 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of heir at law Mathew Richardson, & John Grant relinquished the extrship in favor of William Woodland, son of Blacklidge.

Liber 29, folio 395
8 Oct. 1753
WORRELL, MARY, Kent Co.
     To 2 sons William & Simon Worrell, Wilmers Farm, 500a on the head of Ratcliff Cross Crk. & the residue of my p. e. equ. div.
     To son Edward Worrell, my mourning ring & 1 best iron pot rack.
     To dau. Rebecca Sutton, negro girl Nan & my horse, saddle, & bridle, & to her & dau. Ann Tilden,my clothes equ. div.
     To dau. Ann Tilden, silver tea spoons, tongs, & strainer.
     To son Wm. Worrell, I confirm negro boy Coffee.
     To grddau. Mary Ringold, the bed that was my dau. Susannahs, the little table in my room, my spotted cow & calf, my little black trunk, & linen wheel.
     To grddau. Mary Sutton, my velvet hood.
     To grddau.Rebecca Sutton, my black silk bonnet.
     To son Simon Worrell, negro man Coffee, , negro woman Silvya. & her 2 chldn. Peter & Ranah, mare Picture, & hhold furn., he paying son Joseph L 20.
     To son Joseph Worrell, old negro man Tack, negro woman Dinah, her 2 chldn. Babina &Minta, my servant girl Rachel, horses Folly & Knight, mares Blaze & Fancy, & hhold furn.
     What I have given to s'd chldn. is to be taken by them in full for what may be due them from their father's p. e.
     Extr: son Simon Worrell.
     Witn: Th[oma]s Ringold, Anna Maria Ringold, Margarett Elliott.
     16 May 1755, sworn to by Thos. & Anna Maria Ringold, Margarett Elliott being d., who swear also that once before, with Margaret Elliott, then living, they swore to the will, & Edward Worrell, now dead, did not object, & s'd Edward's eldest son is a minor.

Liber 29, folio 397
25 March 1752
CALDER, JAMES, Chester Town, [Kent Co.], attorney at law.
     To my [son] Alexander Calder, the 181a of Dallington I bought of Arthur Foreman, Swestern,100a adj. Dallington I bought of ----------Foreman, as much of Viaven as is E of the main road from th main road to the plntn. lately of George Skirven where Thos. Crow lives, & my water lot, #9, in Chester Town.
     To dau. Elizabeth, Viaven Resurveyed, which I purchased of Robert Roberts, & the water lot, #10, in Chester Town.
     To son Alexander & dau. Elizabeth, equ. div. Lot 15 in Chester Town.
     To dau. Sarah, wife of James Nichols, & Anne, my youngest dau., Howards Gift, 300a near the head of Farlow Crk.
     To s'd dau. Anne, water lot 14 in Chester Town, where George Garnett lives, heretofore mtgd. toRichard Bennett, Esq.
     As my wife is incapable of ex. this will, I appt. son James Calder extr., to follow the advice of my friends & ttees. Messrs. John Wallace, Bedingfield Hands, Charles Browne, Dr. Wm. Murray, my bro.-in-law, & Mr. James Nichols.
     My 2 plntn. near Chester Town, devised to son Alexr. & dau. Elizth., with negroes Major, York, Roger, Jack, Cuff, Charles & negro woman Dinah & livestock & utensils shall stay in the hands of my extr. till son Alexr. is 21, 1/3 for maintenance of s'd wife & 2/3 for maintenance of my 3 younger chldn., Alexr., Eliza- beth, & Anne.
     To s'd wife, Katharine, the N end of my dw. house on Lot 77 in Chester Town, & the other part, next the r. with the stable & my law books, to son James.
     To s'd wife, negro woman Celia & Candes, my chaise, & chaise horse.
     To son James, negro girl Joan; to son Alexr. negro boy Valentine; to dau. Elizth., negro girl Sib; to dau. Anne, negro girl Lidia.
     Witn: Wm. Carmichall, Ch[arles] Browne, Geo. Milligan, John Bracco.
     22 April 1755, sworn to by Carmichall & Milligan in presence of James Calder, heir at law, & 8 May 1755, the widow elected her 1/3 of both p. & r. estate.

Liber 29, folio 403
19 May 1749
WILLIBIE, ANDREW, [Dorchester Co.]
     To son William Willibie, Newfoundland, the plntn. where I dw.
     To 3 youngest sons, equ. div., 6 head of breeding cattle & a mare & colt.
     To dau. Mary Willibie, my loom & all tackle.
     To son John Willibie, 1 sh. sterl.
     Extrs: wife, Anne Willibie, & son William Willibie.
     Witn: Jo[seph] Alford, Rutter Lwrence, George Lawrence.
     24 March 1755, sworn to by Joseph Alford & Rutter Lawrence, & the heir at law did not appear.

Liber 29, folio 404
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GLASS, CHRISTOFER, Worcester Co., planter.
     To sons John Glass, John Glass, Levi Glass, & Mary Sharply, my dau. 1 sh sterl.
     The land where I  live in Worcester Co. near the Trap Town is to be sold & the money equ. div. among my daus.Parthenah Townsend & Rachel Glass & my grdson John Jenkeson.
     To son Christofer Glass, Jr., Rebecker Jenkeson, Rachel Glass, Leah Glass, & Parthenah Townsend, all my m. e. equ. div.
     S'd son Christofer & Jesse Jenkeson are to make over 100a on Corkers Crk. in Worcester Co. to John Donelson of Accomack Co.[Virginia] which his father bought of me & paid for.
     Extrs: Jesse Jenkeson & John Donelson of Accomack Co.
     Witn: Alexdr. Stockly, Stephen Fisher, Sarah Jester.
     18 April 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 406
13 Oct. 1754
WHITE, AMBROSE, Worcester Co., planter.
     To eldest dau. Hanah White, negro girl Nancy & a bed.
     To dau. Jane White, negro girl Tipp & a bed.
     To dau. Mary White, negro girl Sall & a bed.
     To son Ambrose White, negro boy Sambo.
     To 3 sons Jacob, Peter, & Wrixham White, my lands, Hapy Entrance & Whites Addition, equ. div., only Wrixham is to have the manour plntn.
     To wife & admx., Bathsheba White, the residue of my e.
     Witn: Hinmon Wharton, Elizabeth Smith, Daniel Coe.
     6 March 1755, sworn to by Wharton & Coe, & 8 March 1755, the widow elected her 1/3

Liber 29, folio 407
8 Jan.1755
PURNELL, JOHN, Sr., Worcester Co.
     To [son] Zadock Purnell, part of Genizzar adj. Whalyes & Ortney to a ditch cut out of Cedar Pond & a ditch cut by John Kelly, down the crk. to the West Bay (& for want of heirs to sons Thomas & William Purnell), 2 tracts, Strife & Mill Angle, & 450a in 2 tracts, on the W. side Pocomoke R., one Pennewells & the other thereto adj.; also negro man Tom Watson, negro Ben, negro woman Dinah, negro Young Will, & negro girl Nelly, & the timber on 50a of Genizzar I bought of Samuel Holland.
     To son William Purnell, part of  Genezzar beg. at the mouth of the ditch where the persimmon tree stands & up the Bay to the mouth of a crk. that divides Chas. Rackliff & John Purnell to the middle line that formerly ran up the neck betw. Edwd. Whaly & Chas. Rackliffe (& for want of heirs, equ. div., to sons Zadock & Thomas Purnell), 100a taken out of Strife & Mill Angle, Conclusion, on the NW side Nine-Pin Br., a tract bought of Moses Wilson, & Gosham, 99 1/2a I bought of Wm. Prelix; negro man Hazzard, negro girl Tabb, L 100 cash proclamation money, negro man Ben, negro girl Dinah, negro boy Volintine.
     To son Thomas Purnell, the rest of Genezzar (& for want of heirs, equ. div., to sons Zadock & Wm. Purnell), part of Strife & Mill Angle to the Horses Road or Main Road from Bradfords Lane to Zechariah's Bowls, & 150a I bought of Samuel Holland; negro Peter, negro girl Lydia, negro man Daniel Tull, L 100 in gold or silver proclamtion money, negro Feeby, negro boy Occoroh.
     To Elizabeth Morris, the use of 1/2 the cleared land on the island where she lived at Crappers Neck, negro man Old Will, negro boy Quash, negro girl Rachell, 3 cows, & a bed for life.
     To son John Purnell, Spring Garden, which was Thomas Predixes, Charleses Choice 100a, Assateague Fields, Purnells Addition, Pleasant Grove, all of Assa- teague Fields I bought of Edmond Crapper (& for want of heirs, s'd lands to son Wm. Purnell . . .); negro men George & Old Daniel, nsgro woman Phillis, & negro boys Jacob & Henry.
     To dau. Elizabeth Purnell, part of Strife & Mill Angle beg. at Nathaniel Bradfords Lane & 225a of 2 tracts on St. Martins R., Scanderoon & Tanton; negro man Toney, negro woman Sarah, negro boys Caleb & Capows, mulatto girl Sarai, & a blew cloth side saddle.
     To dau. Zipporah Purnell, Bowens Chaoice, Winkfield 100a, & Deep Swamp.
     To dau. Levina Fassitt, part of Spittle Fields formerly belonging to John Teruitt & then the right of Isaac Marshall & Truitts Lott & livestock.
     To dau. Arralantar Robins & grdson John Purnell Robins, Fairfields & Fearn Hill, willed to me by my father, Thomas Purnell, & 1 pistole.
     To these 5 chldn. - Zadok, John, Thomas, William, & Elizabeth Purnell - livestock, 2 beds, & 3 iron pots apiece.
     The residue is to be equ. div. among my 8 chldn.
     Extr: son Zadok Purnell with Thomas Robins & John Purnell overseers.
     Witn: Matthew Purnell, Sr., Robt. Craig, Matthew Purnell, Jr., Joseph Jones.
     6 March 1755, sworn to by all 4 witn., & Mat. Purnell, Thos. Robins, & Zadock Purnell swore that Pleasant Grove, which lay by Wrixham Crappers turned out to be Delight 714a.

Liber 29, folio 413
12 Feb. 1755
BOYCE, DANIEL, Sr., Worcester Co., planter.
     To son William Boyce, Johnsons Folley, 50 according to pat. 5 Feb. 1728, Good Luck, in Somerset Co.,100a pat. 16 May 1734, & negro boy Sampson.
     To son Joseph Boyce, 40a of Green Hill I purchased of Spence Hall, Tryall 100a in pat. 20 Dec. 1741, & Long Ridge, 50a made over to me 5 Nov. 1734 by Jonas Duntin.
     To son Jonathan Boyce, 50a of Disputes 210a, Boyces Fancy 100a, & the mills when he is 21.
     To son Daniel Boyce, when he is 21, the manor plntn.,160a of Disputes 210a.
     To dau. Sarah Collins, wife of Joseph Collins, 5 sh.
     To dau. Anne Boyce, negro boy Winny Edgs at age 18 or mar.
     To dau. Margaret Boyce, negro boy Mingo at age 18 or mar.
     To dau. Comfort Boyce, negro girl Bridgit at age 18 or mar.
     To chldn. Joseph, Priscilla, Jonathan, Daniel, Ann, Margarett, &Comfort Boyce, all negroes & other m. e. provided they let their mother, Margaret Boyce, have their use during her widhood.
     Extr: son William Boyce.
     Witn: John Houston, Sr., John Houston, John Phipps.
     27 March 1755, sworn to by John Houston Sr. & Jr., & 28 March 1755, the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 29, folio 415
20 Oct. 1753
FOWLER, GEORGE, Calvert Co.
     Extrx: wife, Mary.
     To 2 sons, Parker Fowler & Benjamin Fowler, equ. div. on d. of my wife, Tillington.
     To dau. Betty, at age 16 or mar., 3 cows & calves.
     Witn: James Clark, C[hris.] Hance, Joseph Fowler.
     26 April 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 416
1 Nov. 1754
IRELAND, THOMAS, Calvert Co.
     To son Thomas Ireland, 2 negro men, Little Jack & Sampson.
     To son William Ireland, negro man Maldens Jack & negro wench Venus.
     To grdson John Ireland, s. o. Thomas Ireland, negro lad Sam.
     To grddau. Margret Ireland, d. o. son William Ireland, negro girl Jenney.
     To grdson Jessee Bourne, s. o. my late dau. Eliza., negro girl Nancy, a good bed, a cow & calf, pewter, a sow & pigs, 2d best pot, & 1/2 my books at age 21.
     To grddau. Eleanor Bourne, 4[sic] young negroes - Jem, Boy, Sarah, Abigail, & Joe - a cow & calf, the best bed & iron pot, other hhold furn. & 1/2 my books.
     If either Bourne grdchild d. s. p., all to the surviving child.
     Extrs: sons Thomas Ireland & William, betw. whom the residueof my p. e. is to be div.
     Witn: William Annult, William Skinner, Dilah Catterton.
     6 May 1755, sworn to by Wm. Allnutt, Wm. Skinner, & Dilah Catterton.

Liber 29, folio 417
18 Nov. 1754
KING, Mr. THOMAS, [Calvert Co.]
     To sisters Margarett Hillary & Cave Williams, each 5 sh.
     To son-in-law John Brooke, young bay horse Ranter.
     To wife, Martha King, 2/3 my p. e.
     To bro. Francis King, the rest of my p. e. & all my r. e.
     Extrs: s'd wife & s'd bro.
     Witn: L[eonard] Hollyday, Clemt. Hollyday, Benja. Mackall, Jr.
     20 March 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 418
8 Feb. 1755
HOLLANDSWORTH, GEORGE, Baltimore Co.
     To dau. Sarah Hollandsworth, negro boy James, a bed, the black colt, a cow & calf, a 4-yr.-old steer, 4 head of sheep, 2 new dishes, 2 baysons, & 6 plates.
     To dau. Ann Hollandsworth, negro boy Dick, a bed, Bounies young colt, a cow & calf, a 4-yr.-old steer, 4 head of sheep, 2 new dishes, 2 baysons & 6 plates.
     To dau. Mary Hollandsworth, negro boy Joe, a bed, L 8 or a horse worth that, a cow & calf, a 4 yr.-old steer, 4 head sheep, 2 new dishes, 2 baysons, 6 plates.
     To wife & extrx. Hannah Hollandsworth, the residue of my p. e., & for life, the use of 6 slaves - negro man Will, negro boys Sam, Toney, & Primis, negro woman Dinah, negro girl Anny - & on her d., to 3 daus., Sarah, Ann, & Mary Hollandsworth, equ. div.
     Witn: James Gallion, Adam Burchfield, Thomas Hollandsworth, John Gallion, John Pacca.
     31 May 1755, sworn to by James & John Gallion, Burchfield, & Hollandsworth.

Liber 29, folio 420
13 April 1753
TAYLOR, ABRAHAM, [Baltimore Co.]
     To son Michel Taylor, the land where I dw., 100a of Good Sheed, the remaining 66a of Combines Choice, & negro boy Toney.
     To son Thomas Taylor, 150a of  Combines Choice I bought of Jo Elsood & negro wench Dinah.
     To son Aquilla Taylor, 150a of Combines Choice next his bro. Thos. Taylor.
     To wife & extrx., Hannah Taylor, negro boy Sanby.
     To dau. Francis Taylor, negro girl Riner.
     To dau. Sarah Taylor, negro girl Easter.
     If either of my chldn. d. s. p., my youngest son, Aquilla, is to have their negro.
     The residue is to be equ. div. among all my chldn., & my sons are to receive their e. at age 18.
     Witn: Win. Greenfield, James Greenfield, Wm. Greenfield, Jr.
     31 May 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 421
15 Nov. 1754
TRAVERS, MATTHEW, Dorchester Co.
     To son William Travers, my dw. plntn. & negro Nan.
     To son Thomas Travers, the land on Taylers Island I lately bought of John Edmondson, I think called Robson Lott, & negroes Rob & Harry.
     To son Mathew Travers, Project, near Worlds End Crk., & negroes Abraham & Charles.
     To son John Traverse, as I have no land to leave him, 5 negroes: Joe, Dorse, Beek, & Jack, with their increase, & negro Frank.
     To dau. Mary, negro Hagar, 10 ewe sheep, 10 cows, 4 sows, a bed, & a young mare.
     To dau. Elizabeth, negro Rachel, 10 ewe sheep, 10 cows, 4 sows, a bed, & a young mare.
     To dau. Nansey, negro Rose, 10 ews, 10 cows, 4 sows, a young mare, & a bed.
     To the child my wife is now with, if a boy, 3 negroes - Sam, Isac, & Ben - & an equ. part of my p. e., but if a girl, negro Nell, 10 ews, 10 cows, 4 sows, a young mare, & a bed.
     To wife [not named], the rest of my negroes & 1/3 my e.
     Extrs: s'd wife & son William with my bro. Henry Travers.
     Witn: Wm. Travers, Alexr. Tolley, Edward Ruark, Thos. Ruark.
     17 April 1755, sworn to by Wm. Travers, the elder, & John Ruark in the presence of William Traverse, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 423
28 May 1753
WADDELL, ROBERT, Dorchester Co., tayler.
     To daus. Mary, Jane, Sarah, Margrett, Elizabeth, Nancy, & Prudence, 1 sh. apiece.
     To son James, horse Buck, 3 young bullocks, & 2 ews & lambs.
     Extrx: wife [not named], & after her 1/3, the residue is to be equ. div. betwixt sons John & Ellexander & my 3 youngest daus: Anna Lanney, Rebecca, & Rachel.
     Witn: Isaac Obeir, Benjamin Morgan, Solomon Morgan.
     12 June 1755, sworn to by Isaac Obeir & Solomon Morgan.

Liber 29, folio 424
15 Jan. 1755
THOMPSON, THOMAS, Prince George's Co., planter.
     To son Thomas the plntn.where I dw. as far back as the lines of Atchason Paster, a small tract Thompson Hoopthickett, at age 22, & a young mare.
     To son James, part of Providence all the S side the New Road at Stoddarts Road, a young bay horse, & an oak desk.
     To son Henry, all Atchason Pasture, the part of Providence on the N side the New Road, at age 20, & my maple desk.
     To son Joseph Green Thompson, at age 20, negro boys Nace & Peter.
     To dau. Mary's 4 chldn, 1 sh. sterl. each.
     To dau. Elizabeth, negro girl Rachel & a large looking glass..
     To dau. Anne, negro girl Sall.
     To chldn. John, Thomas, James, Henry, Joseph Green, Elizabeth, & Ann, the residue.
     Extr: son John, & if he d., my bro. William Thompson.
     Witn: Wm. Coomes, Joseph Thompson, James Edelen.
     20 May 1755, sworn to by Edelen & Thompson.

Liber 29, folio 426
20 April 1755
WILSON, ABSALOM, Frederick Co.
     To sons William & Thomas Wilson, equ. div., Forrest 100a.
     To wife & extrx., Prissilla, young sorrel horse Roger.
     The residue of my p. e. to be eu. div. betw. wife, Prissilla, & sons William & Thomas.
     Witn: Ezek Goslin, Wadsworth Wilson, Joseph Wilson.
     21 May 1755, sworn to by Wadsworth & Joseph Wilson.

Liber 29, folio 427
1 March 1754
ADAMS, WILLIAM, Talbot Co.
     To wife, Mary Adams, while she remains my wife, my dw. plntn., that is, Adams's Right & 25a I purchased from John Preue.
     To eldest son Eusebius, the 75a I bought of Richard Cove & John Preue, Halfield & Halfields Addition, & on my wife's d., all my lands to him, & for want of male heirs, to son James, & for want of male heirs, to son William.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. among my chldn., & grddau. Nancy Merrik is to have L 10.
     Within 3 mos. of my d., my wife shall choose 2 Protestants to appraise my g. & c.
     10 April 1755, George Prouse & John Walker, Jr., swore that the above will & name subscribed are in the hand of s'd Wm. Adams.

Liber 29, folio 428
31 March 1755
KELLD, SIMON, Talbot Co.
     To kinsman & extr., Simon Kelld, Jr.,all my e. r.& p.
     Witn: John Plummer, Ann Plummer, Thom. Plummer, Jonathan Pratt.
     20 May 1755, sworn to by all 4 witn.

Liber 29, folio 429
5 May 1755
DIASS, JOHN, Talbot Co., planter.
     To grdson John Diass, the residue of my e. except L 10 to George Wilson, & if s'd grdson d. before age 21, equ. div. betw. Joseph Newman, s. o. John New- man & John & William Williby, s. o. Wm. Williby of Dorchester Co.
     Extr: friend George Willson.
     Witn: Daniel Wilson, Catron Rion, Elizabeth Tumblinson, Aron Parrott.
     21 May 1755, sworn to by Catharine Ryon & affirmed by Wilson & Parrott, quakers.

Liber 29, folio 430
27 March 1753
MITCHELL, ROBERT, Somerset Co., Gent.
     To son Joshua Mitchell, Good Success, the plntn. where I live after the widhood of my wife, Mary Mitchell, & negro man Simon & negro woman Rose & their chldn., Harry Titus & Pleasant.
     To son Isaac Mitchell, Middlesex & Williams Hope, I bought of Joseph Langford & Mary Smith, 250a, but if Isaac d. s. p., to my son Joseph Mitchell; also to s'd Isaac, negro man Limas, negro boy Pompey, negro woman Selby, & negro girl Dido.
     To son Josiah Mitchel, negro woman Hagar, negro girl Merior, negro man Hector, & negro girl Betty.
     To dau. Parthenia Heath, widow of Dormon Heath, 2 negro boys, Monaken & Somerset, & 2 iron pots.
     The rest of my p. e. to wife, Mary Mitchel, Joshua Mitchel, Isaac Mitchell, & Josiah Mitchel, equ. div.
     Extrs: sons Joshua & Isaac Mitchell.
     Witn: John Hamilton, William Williams, Sarah Hamilton.
     Sworn to by John & Sarah Hamilton 8 May 1755 & by Williams on 17 May 1755, & on 17 June 1755 the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 432
17 Aug. 1754
JONES, WILLIAM, Somerset Co.
     To son Thos. Jones, 3 negroes - Joe, Robin, & Jean -  & 100a in Manokin adj. Saml. Owens's, & on my wife's d., negro wench Dinah & hhold furn.
     To son John Jones, the land I purchased of John Alexander betw. Weekacomico Crk. & Monokin Town & the land adj. I took up except the 100a I gave to his bro. Thomas; also negroes Jeffery, Moses, Bess, Harry, & Abigaiell, a bed, other hhold furn.,&  L 20 besides legacies given for his schooling.
     To grddau. Sarah Adams, negro girl Nan & 4 silver tea spoons, & if she d. s. p., to grddau. Mary Adams after my wife's d.
     To son-in-law Peter Spencer Hack, 5 sh. sterl.
     To wife, Mary Jones, s'd 5 negroes & hhold furn. till son John is 20 yrs. old, & for life the residue, on her d. to be equ. div. among my 3 chldn., Thomas Jones, Sarah Adams, & John Jones.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Jones, & son Thomas Jones.
     Witn: Robt. Jones, Thos, Dashiell, Levin Dashiell.
     13 May 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 434
30 May 1753
KING, ROBT, Somerset Co., but for some time residing in Accomak Co., Virginia., Esq.
     To the poor of Somerset Parish, Somerset Co., L 25.
     To Richard Waters, s. o. William of Somerset Co. dec'd by his wife Abigail, London's Advisements, marsh near the head of Teagues Crk.
     To William Walston & Thomas Walston, the rest of London's Advisements N of Waters' ditch in what was Benja. King's pasture.
     To Edward Waters of Somerset Co., when the residue of the purchase money is paid, lan    d on Stevens's Br. S of a main road crossing it.
     To son Nehemiah King, my dw. plntn., Kings Land 300a, at Manokin, where my dec'd father, Major Rbt. King dw., & for want of issue, to grdson Thos. King, for life, & for want of male issue, to female issue.
     To grdson Robert Jenkins King, younger son of my son Robert King dec'd, the income from the money from the sale of s'd son's 200a in Worcester Co.
     To grdson Thomas King, my lands on the S side Great Annamessex R. & Marumsco Br., where his dec'd father first settled, 1566a.
     To s'd grdson Robt. Jenkins King, the part of Timber Tract on Stevens's Br. N of a road from Aaron Tilghmans to Edward Cluffs not sold to Edward Waters or Aaron Tilghman, Jr., & L 300.
     To Robert Jenkins Henry, eldest son of my sister Mary Hampton decd, 75a of Cypress Swamp, part of Conveniency, purchased of Peter Collier, on Pocko-. moke R. in Worcester Co.
     To son Nehemiah King, I confirm negroes Isabella, Thamar (d. o. Dido), & Boy Adam (which he was possd. of before my last mar.), Fortune, his son Fortune, Nichorilla, Sambo, Major, Jossee, Long Casar, Gonselo, Will, Obed, Glasgow, Dido, Murrea, Betty, & Pacey, & my largest lumber chain in Virginia.
     I confirm to 2 grdsons, Thos. & Robt., Thamar the elder, Judah the elder, Fender, Short Cesar, & Sarah; also Henry, Hope, Pollidore, Telemechus, Bristol, Dinah, Judah the younger & her child George, Lucy, Davie, Nimrod, Dorcas the younger, & Thamar child of Long Cesar, & Nan.
     To grdson Thomas, negro boy Abraham, negro girl Hannah, d. o. Accomack Judah.
     To grdson Rober, nwgro boy Young Casar, s. o. Nan, negro girl Agnes, & the child of Accomak Judah.
     To eldest grdson Robert King, negro Daniel, s. o. Long Cesar, & negro boy Jacob, s. o. Flora.
     To grddau. Mary Barnes, negro Violet she had for waiting maid & negro or mulatto girl Lettice now in Virginia & L 100 gold at age 16 or mar., but if she not live to receive s'd bequest, to her father, Major Abraham Barnes, but the L 100 to be equ. div. betw. son Nehemiah & his nephews  Thos. & Rbt. Jenkins King.
     To grddau. Mary King, child of my son Nehemiah, negro girl Rachel.
     To wife, Anne, these slaves on my Virginia e: Dorcas, Guy, Sue, Pleasant, Philis, Nimrod, Mingo, Moll & her child Lett, Littleton, Eunice & her child Jenny; all my other m. e. on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, incl. L 50 due by bond of Moses Mills & Joseph Stevenson, & a decree for L 50 in the Gen'l Ct. of Virginia against Alexr. Buncle & others; the land I bought of John Sandfort adj. her dw. plntn.
     To nephews Major Henry Ballard & Col. Jno. Henry, each L 5.
     To nieces Sarah Leatherbury, wife of John Leatherbury, & Elizabeth Dashiel, wife of Charles Dashiel, & the Revd. Mr. John Hamilton, 20 sh. apiece.
     Extrs: wife, Anne, & son Nehemiah King, & if s'd Nehemiah d. before my grdsons Thos. & Robt. reach age 21, my nephew Robert Jenkins Henry & his bro., John Henry, are to be t'tees.
     Witn: Jarvis Ballard, John Givan, Revell Horsey, John Leatt.
     26 June 1755, sworn to by Ballard, Horsey, & Givan.
     Codicil, 12 July 1754. To grdson Robert Jenkins King, the part of Whartons Folly on the N side the county road from the head of Back to Saml. Mills's mill.
     Witn: Levin Wilson, Joshua Riggen, Rachel Slokam.
     26 June 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.
     Another codicil, 27 Feb. 1755.
     Witn: Ben Burridge, Revill Horsey, Jonathan Shockley, William Horsey, John Macom.
     26 June 1755, sworn to by Burridge, Macom, & Revell Horsey.
     9 May 1755, the widow stood to the will.
       Witn: Robert Jenkins Henry, John Williams, John Henry.
     [King's signature, with the date 1731, appears several times before the execution of the will.]

Liber 29, folio 450
5 Dec. 1754
BREWARD, SOLOMON, Kent Co., planter.
     To sons Robert Breward & James Breward & dau. Anne Breward, 5 sh. apiece.
     To son Joseph Breward, the bed whereon I use to lie.
     To son & extr., Asell Cosden, begotten of my dau., the rest of my p. e. & Rattle Snake Denn, 50a in Frederick Co.
     Witn: William Wilshier, Edward Clemens, Clemmons Flinthern.
     5 June 1755, sworn to by Edwd. Clemons & Clemmons Flintham, & Robert Breward, heir at law, said he had no objection.

Liber 29, folio 452
3 May 1750
FINLEY, JOHN, Chester Town, Kent Co., house carpenter.
     To Henrietta Rinley, who is my reputed dau. & lives with me, after my wife's 1/3, all the rest of my e.
     Extrx: wife, Margaret Finley.
     Witn: John Temple Parsons, James Quin, Elizabeth Arnold.
     3 June 1755, sworn to by Parsons.

Liber 29, folio 453
14 Nov. 1753
TOVEY, SAMUEL, Kent Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary, for life, all my e. r. & p.
     To cousin Wm. Ringgold, s. o. my dec'd sister, Mary, on the d. of my s'd wife, Troeyes Lott, on the W side Grasen Crk.
     To cousin James Ringgold, s. o. my dec'd sister Mary, on the d. of my s'd wife, Abington, in Anne Arundel Co. betw. the heads of South & Severn R.
     To sister Eliz., now wife of James Piner, 1 pistole, to buy a mourning ring.
     Witn: Ra[lph] Page, Benja. Stockett, Ephraim Glenn.
     19 June 1755, sworn to by Page & Stockett, & the heir had no objection.

Liber 29, folio 455
7 April 1755
GARLAND, JOHN, Kent Co., weaver.
     To son John Garland, my dw. plntn., Ellisses Chance 274a - 74a by mistake called Fortune.
     To son William Garland, 250a of Ellisses Chance.
     To son Benjamin Garland, L 50 to be paid by son John out of the land I gave him.
     To son James Garland, L 40 to by paid by son Wm. out of the land I gave him.
     The residue of my m. e. is to be equ. div. among my 6chldn: Mary, Jennet, Anne, Hannah, Catharine, & Sarah Garland.
     Extrx: wife, Christeana Garland.
     Witn: Thos. Gould, William Clark, Dennis Barritt.
     20 May 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of John Garland, heir at law.

Liber 29, folo 456
26 Nov. 1754
BURK, ELIZABETH, George Town, Kent Co.
     To friend & extr., John Fling, of George Town, butcher, all my e. r. & p. except my clothes, which I give to Hanah Gray, wife of John Gray of George Town, ferryman.
     Witn: Jas. Hunter, Richd. Coster.
     31 May 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Li ber 29, folio 457
6 Dec. 1754
JONES, JACOB, Kent Co., Esq.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth, my riding chair, & for life, all the plate, & on her d. to be equ. div. among my 5 daus: Martha, Priscilla, Hannah, Mary, & Eliza- beth Jones; also Jones's Addition 90a & Jones's Adventure 27a;  to my extrx. L 20 for clothing my grddau. Mary Ringgold till age 16.
     To s'd 5 daus., equ. div., Huckleberry Ridge 372a.
     To grddau. Mary Ringgold, negro girl Lucy, but if Mary not live to age 16, TO MY S'D 5 DAUS.
     To grdson Jacob Ringgold, at age 21, L 50.
     Witn: Peter Stoutt, John Cloake, Joseph Rogers.
     29 May 1755, sworn to by Stoutt & Cloake.

Liber 29, folio 460
19 Sept. 1754
GRIGGS, JOHN, St. Inegoes Hundred, St. Mary's Co.
     To nephew John Griggs, s. o. William Griggs, a cow & calf.
     To grddau. Elizabeth Lowrey, a cow & calf & a bed.
     To dau. Sarah Allison, 1 sh. sterl.
     To wife & extrx., Elizabeth, the residue, & on her d., equ. div. betw. my 3 daus: Mry Beal, Margt. Jones, & Susanah Sanner.
     Witn: John Thomas, Sarah Macdaniel.
     9 June 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 461
8 March 1755
WHITE, JOSEPH, St. Mary's Co.
     To son James White, Courses, in Courses Neck.
     To wife & extrx., Anne White, for life, the plntn I dw. on, & on her d., to dau. Peggy.
     To 2 daus. Elizabeth & Darkey, the rest of my m. e.
     Witn: Thos. Griffin, Thoms Jeanes, John Langley.
     30 June 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will as to the r. e. & took her 1/3 of the p. e.

Liber 29, folio 462
15 July 1754
DAVIS, WALTER, St. Mary's Co.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah, for life, all my dw. plntn. enclosed within fence, a plntn. seated by Mr. Thomas Reeder to me, & the rest of my p. e.
     To son Walter Davis, on the d. of s'd wife, my dw. plntn.
     To each child by my former wife, 1 sh. sterl.
     To dau. Anne Davis, when mar. or at age, negro girl Lucy.
     To son Anthony Davis, when mar. or at age, negro boy Joseph.
     To dau. Rosanna Davis, when mar. or at age, negro girl Margaret.
     To 3 daus, Mary, Elizabeth, & Sarah, when mar. or at age, each a cow & calf & a ewe lamb.
     To son Peter Davis, the bed I lie on.
     To son Stephen, a large pot & pot rack.
     To son John Barton Davis, a pot rack & a ewe & lamb.
     Witn: Anthony Roberts, Peter Howard, John Roberts.
     17 April 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 463
10 March 1755
HENDLEY, JEAN, St. Mary's Co.
     My son & extr., Jeremiah Hindley, shall have the care of my son James Hendley & his e. till James is of age to receive it.
     What e. I have acquired since my huband's d. is to be equ. div. among my daus.
     Witn: Nicholas Lewis Sewall, Willm. Cavenough, Mary Cavenough.
     19 May 1755, sworn to by N. L. Sewall & Wm. Cavenough.

Liber 29, folio 464
25 April 1755
DuHAMEL, RACHEL, Queen Anns Co.
     To son & extr., James, Timber Swamp, where I dw., my best bed, a great loom, & a great glass chest of drawers.
     To son John, 124a of Hynsons Lott & 1/2 the marsh, the bed he lies on, & a large table.
     To dau. Anne, the other 76a of Hynsons Lott  & the other 1/2 the marsh, a small bed,  silver tooth picker, snuff box, & other silver.
     The residue is to be equ. div. among sons James & John & dau. Anne
     Witn: George Personet, Rachel Bruff.
     15 May 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 466
17 March 1755
STANTON, THOMAS, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To son & extr., Thomas Stanton, my dw. plntn. with 240a.
     To all my chldn. equ. div., my p. e.
     Witn: John Burnett, Alexr. Downey, Elizabeth Swift, Thomas Hammond.
     26 June 1755, sworn to by John Bennett, Alexr. Downey, & Elizth. Swift.
     The extr. informs me that Wm. Stanton, heir at law, has been gone out of the country several years.

Liber 29, folio 466
9 Aug. 1751
PLATER, GEORGE, St. Mary's Co., Esq.
     To son George Plater, all my r. e. in this Province, England, or elsewhere & the residue of my e. r. & p. when he is 21.
     To 2 daus. Anne & Elizabeth, at age 21 or mar., L 500 sterl. each, of which L 600 is due me from John Tayloe of Virginia, Esq.
     To the poor of the parish where I live & hope to die, L 50.
     Extrs. & grdns.: son-in-law John Taylor, Esq., above mentioned,  & my friend Major Abraham Barnes of St. Mary's Co., & to each, 10 guineas for a mourning ring, & I ask my friends Daniel Dulany, Edmund Jennings, & Philip Key, Esq., to advise my chldn. & extrs.
     If son George d. unmar. before age 21, I give to s'd Abraham L 200 sterl. for taking on the burden of extrship.
     Witn: Philip Key, Robert Chesley, Gilbt. Ireland.
     Schedule of lands devised my son George: St. Mary's Co.: St. Josephs Manner - 1350a, Resurrection Manner & part of Fenwick Manner - 5200a, Hazard, which I escheated adj. Resurrection Manner, Mr. George Bowles tenant - 234a, Stewarts Hope, near head of Clements Bay - 134a, 1 lot in Leonard Town, Stourton Edwards tenant - 1a; Prince George's Co.: Moiety of Swan & Batchellors Harbour, Mr. Hawkins has these deeds - 600a; Baltimore Co.: Moiety of Tasker's Camp, Willm. Young these deeds - 250a; Anne Arundel Co.: Dw. house & part of lot in Annapolis -----; Dorchester Co.: Tract of my grandfathers, Burfords Choice - 500a; Frederick Co.: Sugar Lands or Brightwells Hunting Quarter - 1086a, Bradfords Rest - 4295a
     6 June 1755, sworn to by Key & Chesley.

Liber 29, folio 469
24 Jan. [1755]
LUDWELL, MARY, St. Mary's Co.
     4 Feb. 1755, James Watson, Peter Walker Ann Bloxham, & Leah Ward swore that on 24 Jan. last, lying sick & likely to die, Mary Ludwell asked them to witn. her will:  I leave my child, Ann Waters Davis Helton, to Elizabeth Brady till she comes of age, & she gave her the land she lived on, & if she d. s. p., to her sister Elizabeth Brady, & she desired it to be wrote but departed this life before it could be done.

Liber 29, folio 469
18 June 1754
RIGDON, GEORGE, Sr., Putia Upper Hundred, Baltimore Co.
     To wife, Elizabeth, all my m. e., the house where I dw., Kiddyminster, & Rigdons Escape, for life.
     To eldest son, George Rigdon, 1 English sh.
     To 2d son, Thomas Rigdon, the land whereon he dw.
     To 3d son, John Rigdon, Fathers Gift.
     To 5th son, Enoch Rigdon, Long Alley.
     To 4th son, William Rigdon, & 6th son, Stephen Rigdon, Kiddyminster & Rigdons Escape, to Wm. the part where he dw., W of Kiddyminster Br., & to Stephen the part where he dw., E of s'd Br.; also to Stephen, Hazzard.
     Extrs: sons Thomas & William.
     Witn: Walter Billingslea, Sarah Billigslea, John Forwood.
     16 July 1755, sworn to by Walter & affirmed by Sarah & John (Quakers).

Liber 29, folio 471
18 Aug. 1753
SAUNDERS, ROBERT, Sr., South River, Anne Arundel Co.
     To son & extr., William Saunders, the land I live on, Pleasant Prospect 465a, my father's bed, my biggest silver tankard, & 3 silver spoons.
     To son Robert Sanders & dau. Elizabeth Sanders, my dw. house with the land from the 1st bounded tree & on the river till she mar. & he is seated elsewhere.
     To son James Sanders, negro man Samuel, in place of what was given him by the will of his grdfather, & a bed.
     To dau. Anne Lux, old negro woman Ann.
     To dau. Rebekah, negro man Jubah.
     To dau. Agnis Baldwin, for life, negro woman Hanah, & then to her son Sanders Baldwin.
     To son Rbt. Sanders, my 250a of Jameses Forrest, in the fork of Gun Powder in Baltimore Co., negro man Tobit, negro woman Jane & her child & other p. p.
     To dau. Elizabeth Sanders, negro man Cyrus, negro woman Judy & her child, my least silver tankard, the bed she requested, other hhold furn., & livestock.
     To son Robert & dau. Elizabeth Saunders, the residue.
     Witn: Richard Poole, F[rancis] Linthicum, Thomas Francis Linthicum.
     26 July 1755, sworn to by Poole & Thos. Francis Linthicum.

Liber 29, folio 474
29 Feb. 1752
MERIOT, ELIZABETH, City of Annapolis, [Anne Arundel Co.], widow.
     To such persons as are entitled, what is due of the portion left to my dau. Ann, late Harvey, d. o. Samuel Harvey dec'd, by s'd Saml.'s will after these payments to Saml. Howard, her husband: L 100 gold, L 58.0.10 gold, L 100 paper, L 9.18 paper, a silver watch, & other hhold furn.
     To grddau. Rebecca Harvey, d. o. s'd Ann, 5 negroes - Sarah, Rachel, Joe, Dick, & Young London - 4 beds & other hhold furn., but if she d. before age 16, to fall into the residue of my e.
     If my dau. Ann Howard is to have the benefit of the residue, it must be free of the ill temper, indiscretion, & imprudence of her husb.; so I bequeath it to my extr., Mr. Henry Hall.
     Witn: [Dr.]Richd. Tootell, D[aniel] Dulany, Jr., Ad[dis]on Murdock.
     Sworn to by Tootell 30 April 1755 & by Dulany 29 Aug. 1755.

Liber 29, folio 478
5 April1755
GARDNER, B[EN]JA., Anne Arundel Co.
     To son Bja. Gardner, L 20 & a horse saddle & bridle worth L 7.
     To dau. Elizabeth Gardner, a horsebridle & saddle worth L 7 & 2 cows & calves.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Gardner, & bro. Joseph Gardner, but if she mar. before s'd son & dau. are old enough to receive their e., they are to be dlvd. to s'd bro.
     Witn: W[illiam] Hammond, John Lambe, Mary Mills.
     5 July 1755, sworn to by Lamb & Mills.

Liber 29, folio 479
10 Jan 1753
PICKERING, STEPHEN, [Anne Arundel Co.], Gent.
     To niece, wife of Richard Purnall, Jr., silver tankard in possn. of Mr. Jno. Philpott, mercht. in London, my white horse, & 1/2 the residue of my e. r. & p.
     To the Revc. Mr. Charles Lake, a guinea for a ring in memory of me.
     To Mr. Samuel Keene, another guinea for a ring & my silver buckles.
     To George Simmons, Jr., my roan horse branded WT, bridle, & saddle.
     To bro. James Pickering, 5 sh. sterl. .
     To George Simmons, Sr., my extr., the other 1/2 the residue of my e. r. & p.& a guinea to pay to Mr. Jas. Dick of London Town to buy a ring.
     Witn: [the Revd.] A[rchibald] Spencer, Vachl. Keene.
     10 May 1755, sworn to by Spencer.

Liber 29, folio 481
27 April 1755
COPPAGE, PHILIP, Kent Island, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife & extrx., Sarah Copage, my dw. plntn. Indian Springs 100a for 10 yrs., & then 1/3 s'd plntn & 1/3 Slaughterton 200a.
     To eldest son, John Copage, after 10 yrs. my s'd dw. plntn.
     To 2d & 3d sons, Thomas & Philemon Copage, equ. div., part of Slaughterton.
     My p. e. is to be equ. div. betw. my s'd wife & my 5 youngest sons - William, James, Joseph, Edward, & Benjamin Copage - except 67 yds. of country-made linen &  1 yd. of cambrick.
     Witn: Jacob Carter, Elizabeth Carter, Rebeckah Carter.
     24 July 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of John Copage, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 483
24 March 1749
HOLYDAY, SARAH, Queen Anns  Co., widow.
     To each of my chldn., who are in good circumstances, a mourning ring: Edwd. Lloyd, Rich'd Loyd, & Rebecca Anderson.
     I confirm the gifts to son Henry Hollyday of negroes, stock, L 200 sterl., & L 100 & give him a mourning ring & 50a of Hemsleys Britannica, in Talbot Co.
     To daus.-in-law Anne Lloyd, Anna Maria Hollyday & son-in-law Wm. Anderson, each a mourning ring.
     To son & extr., James Hollyday, the rest of my p. e.
     Witn: Henrietta Maria Robins, Esth[er] Wrightso[n], John Gourdley.
     1 Aug. 1755, sworn to by Robins & Gourdley.

Liber 29, folio 484
24 July 1755
ELLIOTT, EDWARD, Dorchester Co., Gent.
     To my 2 sons John Elliott & Thomas Elliott, all my lands & m. e. equ. div., except all my clothes to s'd Thomas.
     Witn: William Langrall, Charles Willin, Richard Pearson, James Culben.
     13 Aug. 1755, sworn to by Willin & Pearson.

Liber 29, folio 486
8 March 1755
HAWKINS, JOAN, Charles Co.
     To the several chldn. from whom my right would have taken (in the opinion of Mr. Dulany, commissary), my right of dower due me of the e. of my husb. dec'd.
     To dau. RuthHawkins, negro boy Sam.
     Equ. div. betw. Martha Porteus, Henry Hawkins, Jane Hawkins, Josias Hawkins, & Susannah Hawkins, negro Jerry, Sr., Lambo, Zeno, & Old Moll.
     Capt. John Stoddert & Walter Hanson are to div. the rest of  my 1/3 among s'd 5 chldn.saving enough sterl. to buy a tombstone for s'd husb. dec'd.
     Extr: son Henry Hawkins.
     Witn: Marmaduke Semmes, James Maddocke.
     25 July 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 487
21 April 1755
CLEMENTS, CHARLES, Charles Co.
     To son Richard Clements & dau. Mary Hagan, each 5 sh. sterl.
     To wife & extrx., Susannah Clements, the residue of my p. e.
     Witn: Wm. Hagan, John Harbin.
     2 July 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 488
24 March 1755
SMITH, THOMAS, Charles Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Smith, 1/3 my p. e., & for life, negro woman Pugg, & the residue to be div.  among s'd chldn. [not named].
     Witn: Ignatius Gardiner, James Montgomery.
     11 June 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 489
11 March 1755
TRUITT, GEORGE, Worcester Co., planter.
     To son Henry Truitt, 1 sh. sterl.
     To dau. Cumfert Bowen, negro man James.
     To dau. Rachel, negro girl Dinah.
     To dau. Ann Peunell, negro girl Anna.
     To grddau. Leah, d. o. son George Truitt, negro boy Robin.
     To son & extr., George Truitt, 2 negro men, Sam & Peter, negro woman Sarah, my g. & c. in his possn., & 3 tracts: Lean Heath, Long Lott, & Forlorn Hope.
     Witn: Wm. Smock, John Burbagge, Thomas Morris.
     4 July 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 490
29 May 1755
INNIS, MARY, [Worcester Co.]
     To son Cornelius Innis, a white-back cow & calph, my largest iron pot, & a puter dish & plate.
     To son & extr., Samuel Innis, my large walnut table, a bed, a red stone jug, & a sealed bottle.
     To son John Innis, my young black mare & a bed.
     To dau. Nanny Outen, a bed, the case of bottles, a stone jug with 2 handles, & 1/2 my clothes.
     To dau. Perce Collins, the same.
     To dau. Betty Collins, a bed, a pine chest, a dish, an iron kettle, & 1/2 my clothes.
     The residue of my e. to sons Cornelius, Samuel, John,& Ann Outen, my dau., & Betty Collins, equ. div.
     Witn: William Ennis, John Ennis, John Morris.
     4 July 1755, sworn to by Wm. Ennis, 2 [sic] of s'd witn.

Liber 29, folio 491, additional probate to the will of Major John Purnell on folio 407: 27 June 1755, Thomas Robins & Zadock Purnell swore that on 12 Jany 1755
     s'd John asked s'd Thomas if he had disposed of those negroes he left to Eliza. Morris for life & that he told him no; well then said s'd John they are to go to John
     Purnell (his son John, as these dep. imagine) & desired a memo. be taken, which was done.
     Witn: Thos. Robins, Zadok Purnell.

Liber 29, folio 492
30 Dec. 1754
TULL, RICHARD, Worcester Co,
     To son & ext., Richard Tull, the plntn. where I dw.
     To bro. Benjamin Tull, L 4.
     To dau. Neomy Townsend, L 2.
     To grddau. Agnis Tull, d. o. son Richard Tull, L 1.
     The residue, equ. div.,  to my daus. Elizabeth Tull & Esther Tull
     Witn: John Onions, John Tayler, Alexr. Roberts.
     7 Aug. 1755, sworn to by Taylor & Roberts.

Liber 29, folio 493, additional probate to will of William Peele in Liber DD #6 [27] folio 274: Anne Arundel Co, 30 Aug. 1755, Wm. Strachan swore he saw s'd Wm. Peele of London Town execute his will & the codicil annexed & he & Stephen West, Jr., & James Masson witnessed them.
     9 Sept. 1755, s'd Stephen West swore to s'd codicil & will.

Liber 29, folio 494
16 July 1755
SILVESTER, JAMES, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To grddau. Rebeca Silvester, Carmerson 100a, & if she d. s. p., to dau. Lidey Silvester.
     To wife & bedfellow, Sary Silvester, for life, my houses with 40a of the W end of Bear Garding & 1/2 my p. e.
     To son Benjamin, 1/2 my apple orchard.
     Extrs: s'd wife & s'd son Benjamin.
     Witn: Absalom Knotts, William Knotts, Thomas Storah.
     28 Aug. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn. in the presence of Benjamin Silvester, heir at law, & the widow stood to the will

Liber 29, folio 495
17 Nov. 1753
NUCOMB, TIMOTHY, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Grace Nucomb, my whole e.
     Witn: William Culbreth, Thomas Wheeler.
     28 Aug. 1755, sworn to by Culbreth.

Liber 29, folio 496
15 July 1755
RIDGWAY, ELIZABETH, Queen Anns Co.
     To cossen Elizabeth Adcock, 50a of Longdela.
     To sister Sarah Adcock, the residue of my p. e.
     Extr: James Adcock.
     Witn: James Clough, Edward Moore, Thos. Walker.
     19 Aug. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 497, 7 Aug. 1755, to Major Tilghman, Depy Comry Q[ueen] A[nns] C[o.], I renounce the admin. of the e.my dec'd husb. Charles Downes.

Liber 29, folio 498
7 May 1755
SKINNER, ELIZABETH, Jr., Talbot Co.
     To mother & extrx., Elizabeth Skinner, all my p. e.
     Witn: James Edge, Hannah Edge, Esther Skinner.
     7 June 1755, sworn to by James & Hannah Edge.

Liber 29, folio 498
25 June 1755
TAYLOR, HENRY, Talbot Co.
     To bro. James Taylor, at age 21, negro man Jemmy, & my extrs. are to pay L 3/yr. toward his maintenance unless he be apprenticed, in which case the L 3/yr. are to be paid when he is 21.
     The residue to my 2 sistrers, Rebeckah & Catherine Taylor, equ. div.
     Extrs: friends Isaac Dixon & John Berry.
     Witn: John Brice, Benedict Hutchions.
     29 July 1755, sworn to by both witn., & Isaac Dixon renounced the extrship.

Liber 29, folio 499
27 March 1755
PORTER, RICHARD, Talbot Co., surgeon.
     To son Thomas, negro woman Sidnah.
     To son Richard, negro boy Chester & my book relating to surgery & physick.
     To son Walter, negro girl Lucy.
     To son James, negro girl Sissy.
     To son & extr., John, my dw. plntn.for L 200, Burkett on the New Testament & the Whole Duty of Man in folio.
     To dau. Sarah, negro Eve.
     To dau. Tamson, negroes Jenney & Judith & L 10 to buy a horse.
     To dau. Mary a suit of mourning & negro boy Rogger.
     To son William, L 5.
     To dau. Allice, negroes Adam & Manuel, negro woman Pegg, a pair gold buttons, & scrutore.
     To dau. Ann, negroes Dove & Jo, little mulatto girl Prissy, negro woman Kate, a scrutore, tea chest & spoons belonging to it.
     To grdson Henry Eubanks, mulatto girl Sidey & horse Tory.
     For the use of all my chldn, my pew in the Chapple.
     The rest of my p. e. to daus. Allice & Ann, equ. div.
     Witn: Jarvis Eulston, Jane Merrick, Lewis Jones.
     5 Aug. 1755, sworn to by Euleston & Merrick.
     29 April 1755, Codicil. To son Thomas Porter, my dw. plntn. provided he pay son John Porter L 200 & I constitute him co-extr. with s'd son John.
     Witn: James Tilghman, Lod[ma]n Elbert, Lewis Jones.
     John Porter renounces extrship.
     Sworn to by Elbert 24 June & by Tilghman15 July 1755.

Liber 29, folio 503
14 Sept. 1754
CARROLL, CHARLES, City of Annapolis, [Anne Arundel Co.]
     My e. r. & p. to my son & extr., Charles Carroll of the Middle Temple.
     To wife, Ann Carroll, L 50 sterl./yr. for life, which by mar. articles with her & George Plater, Esq., I covenanted.
     My debts are little except a bond of George Thorps for L 100 & the money I am to pay for Wm. Alexanders house in this City on Severn R.
     To Mr. Nicholas Maccubbin, my son-in-lw, his wife, Mary Clare Maccubbin, his dau. Mary, son Nicholas, & youngest son, each L 10 sterl. for mourning.
     I die in communon with the Church of England.
     Witn: Lanct. Jaques, Jo. Chalmers, Jonathan Pinckney, Thos. Willliamson.
     4 Oct. 1755, sworn to by Pinckney & Williamson.

Liber 29, folio 504
3 Aug. 1755
HYNSON, NATHANIEL, Kent Co.
     To son Charles Hynson, the plntn. he poss., 60a beg. at a post in a gut issuing from Long Crk. . . .a gut issuing out of Chester R. betw. Short Neck & Elk Neck., & if he d. without male issue, to son William Hynson,
     To son Benjamin Hynson, the plntn. William Toomay lives on 160a beg. at a post in a gut issuing from ElkCoves in the Eastern Island, & for want of male issue, to son William.
     To son John Hynson, all my other lands in the Eastern Neck Island, reserving to my wife, Mary Hynson, her right of dower.
     To son Nathaniel Hynson, one of the negro boys called Cudjoe & Cabender.
     To dau. Hannah Hollis, 6 sheep, 10 bu. wheat, a young cow, & negro girl Dido.
     To dau. Rachel Critchard, negro girl Bett & 4 sheep.
     To dau. Mary Hynson, negro woman Phillis, wife of Cudgoe, a bed, 2 cows, 6 sheep, a young black mare, & 6 year-old hogs.
     To grdson William Hynson, s. o. John, negro girl Violet.
     To son William Hynson, his choice of my negro boys & L 30.
     To son Benjamin Hynson, negro boys Pompy & James, a girl Anna, & 1/3 the residue of my p. e.
     To wife, Mary Hynson, the rest of my p. e.
     Extrs: s'd wife & s'd son John Hynson.
     Witn: Alex. Williamson, Darby Hands, Nathaniel Rogers.
     3 Sept. 1755, sworn to byt all 3 witn. in presence of the heir at law [not named].

Liber 29, folio 507
7 May 1755
BROWN, THOMAS COURSEY, Kent Co.
     To wife & extrx., Cassandra, horse Snip with saddle & bridle, & a set of china tea cups.
     To dau. Martha, a pr. silver shoe buckles, a ring, & a colt from mare Joan, & her aunt Welthy Ann Course is to bring her up.
     To son Thomas, my part of Trumping Town, in the Estern Neck, a gold ring, & a gun.
     My wife is to keep son Thomas at school till he has enough education for country business & then bind him to Mr. Charles Tilden to learn the joiner's trade.
     My friends, Mr. Thomas Ringgold & Wm.Hynson, Sr., are to convey to my bro. John Brown within 6 mos. of the d. of my mother the N part of Trumpintown which my mother &  live on.
     The residue of my p. e is to be equ. div. among my wife & 2 chldn
     Witn: Alexr. Williamson, Martha Brown, Margaret MacDonald.
     3 Sept. 1755, sworn to by Williamson & Brown.

Liber 29, folio 508
20 Aug. 1755
RALPH, WILLIAM, Chester Town, Kent Co.
     To son John Rolph, negro man Inch.
     To dau. Nancy, negro woman Nan.
     To dau. Francis, negro girl Rachel.
     To sister Martha, my riding chair.
     The rest of my p. e. is to be equ. div. betw. my 3 chldn.
     Extr: my bro. John Rolph under the direction of my friend Thos. Ringgold of Chester Town, s'd John to be grdn. to my chldn. till they come of age, 21 for my son & 16 for my daus.
     Witn: Moses Cheply, Mary Smith.
     13 Aug. 1755, sworn to by both witn., the heir at law being bout 7 yrs. of age.

Liber 29, folio 509
11 July 1755
BALLARD, HENRY, Somerset Co.
     To son Charles Ballard, whom I have helped start a profitable business, 1 sh. sterl.
     To dau. Pruscilla Mitchell, wife of Stephen Mitchell, I confirm negro woman Pullina & 2 negro chldn., Jacob & Sarah.
     To wife, Mary, for life 1/3 my r. e.
     To son Robert Ballard, 2/3 my r. e., & on the d. of his mother, the other 1/3, provided he pay a debt from me & my son Levin to Samuel Richie & other debts.
     My p. e. is to be equ. div. betw. s'd wife, sons Robert, Levin, & Thomas Ballard & daus. Eleanor & Ann Ballard.
     Extrs: s'd wife & son Robert Ballard.
     Witn: Robt. Jenkins Henry, Thos. Dinwood, Mary Dinwood.
     Sworn to by Henry 29 July 1755 & by Thos. & Mary Dinwood on 2 Aug. 1755, & on 2 Aug. 1755 the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 511
17 Oct. 1753
VANCE, ELEXANDER, Somerst Co., taylor.
     To son James Vance, What You Please, forever, except my wife's lifetime, & if he d. s. p., to dau. Sarah Vance.
     To son Thomas Vance & son John Vance, each 1 sh. sterl.
     Extrx: wife, Mary Vance, to her all my g. & c.
     Witn: James Hayman, Isaac Hayman, Sarah Hayman.
     20 Sept. 1755, sworn to by Isaac & James Hayman, only surviving witn.chose her 1/3 for the p. e.& the will for the r. e.

Liber 29, folio 512
26 March 1755
KEY, JOHN, [St. Mary'sCo.]
     To wife & extrx.[not named], for life, my dw. plntn., & on her d. to son Philip; also to wife, negro slaves Adam, Sarah, Jerry, & Abigall, & for life, 2 silver cans.
     To son Philip, Nicholases Adventure, the manor land I bought of John Nichols & negro slaves Harry, Bess, & Nell.
     To dau. Susanna, negro slaves Judith & her child Nacey, Sarah's child Sue, & Rachel.
     Witn: Richd. Brown, Willlm. Harrison, Jas. Swan.
     2 Sept. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn. & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 513
31 8mo., called Aug., 1755
COALE, SKIPWTH., Baltimore Co.
     To son Skipwith Coale, my late dw. plntn., Stone Hill.
     To son William Coale, Arabia Petra, purchased of George Jones.
     To son Philip Coale, part of Batchellors Good & Henlys Enlargement, on Deer Crk., purchased of Joseph Henly.
     To son Samuel Cole, the land in theBarrens I purchased of Pilgrim & Simpson.
     If either of my sons d. s. p., their lands to my 3 daus. - Cass[andra], Sus[annah], & Sarah Coale, equ. div.
     My wife & extrx., Margaret Coale, is to have her 1/3 out of son Skipwith's land, & for her widhood, she is to have management of all my r. e.
     To dau. Cassandra, negro girl Rachel; to dau. Susannah, negoe girl Lissey & negro boy Tom; to dau. Sarah, negro girl Phillis.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. among my 7 chldn: Skipwith, William, Philip, Cassandra, Susannah, Sarah, & Samuel Coale.
     Witn: Rd. Dallam, Jos. Henly, Joseph Hopkins, Thomas Harrison, Saml. Harris.
     6 Oct. 1755, sworn to by Dallam & Henley & affirmed by Harris (Quaker).

Liber 29, folio 515
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HUBBIN, ROBERT, Frederick Co.
     2 Aug. 1755 Mr. William Copeland, age about 65 yrs., swore that about 18 mos. ago & at other times, he heard Robert Hubbin say that when he d. he would give all he had to Sarah Linn, d. o. Mr. David Linn.

Liber 29, folio 516
18 Aug. 1755
BEATTY, SUSANNAH, Frederick Co., widow.
     To son Edward Beatty, L 80.
     To sons Ezra Beatty & Elijah Beatty, each L 40.
     To sister Catherine Barnes, wife of Wm. Barnes, my clothes & L 40, & to bro.-in-law Wm. Barnes, the crop growing on the plntn. where he dw.
     The residue to sons Ezekiel, Ezra, Elijah, & Edward Beatty, equ. div.
     Extr: bro. Henry Cock of Kingswood in the West New Jerseys.
     Witn: John Kimbol, Casper Shaff, Thomas Price.
     9 Sept. 1755, sworn to by Kimbol & Shaff.

Liber 29, folio 517
4 Aug. 1755
FORTUNE, RICHARD, Dorchester Co., merchant.
     4 Aug. 1755, William James, Ralph Green, & Mary Willson swore that about 3 o'clock in the morning Richard Fortune d. at the house of James Stewart & some days before, they heard him publish his will: Jammey Stewart, I am going to die, take all I have & let it be div. betw. you & Sarah Brannock all but 2 hogshds. of tob. you must ship to Joshua Bryan by Capt. Edwd. Barnes, which I hope will satisfy you both for any trouble you have had with me.

Liber 29, folio 518
26 June 1752
BOUNDS, JOHN, Dorchester Co., planter.
     To wife & extr., Susan, my e. r. & p.
     To Philip Records, Partnershi 37a onpayment of 13 sh. sterl.
     Witn: Nathan Young, William [W]rath, John Hale.
     4 Oct. 1755, sworn to by Young & Hale.

Liber 29, folio 519
6 April 1754
THOMPSON, THOMAS, Dorchester Co.
     To son & extr., Edward Thompson, negro man Dick & to son John Thompson when he is 18, & son Edwd. Thompson is to give him 3 yrs. schooling & clothes.
     To s'd son John Thompson, a heiffer, & he is to be in care of his uncle George Kirkman till he is 18.
     Dau. Mary Thompson is to be under care of Isabel Smith till she can care for herself.
     Witn: Thomas StaintonJohn Thompson, Charles Windows.
     19 July 1755, sworn to by Stainton & Windows.

Liber 29, folio 520
31 Dec. 1753
LUXFORD, GEORGE, now of Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., but late of Linfield, Sussex Co., England, eldest son & heir at law of Geo. Luxford, Gent. dec'd.
     Whereas Geo. Luxford, my father, on his mar. to Mary Wyatt of s'd Sussex Co., Gent., by a mar. agrmnt., made over to ttees. Walter Burrell of s'd Linfield Par- ish Gnt. et al. certain lands in Linfield, Horsted, Keyne, & other places worth L 100/yr. & upward for the use of s'd Mary & heirs by s'd Geo., but for want of heirs, to revert to s'd Geo. as by s'd settlement now in the hands of the Revd. Mr. Timothy Burrell of s'd parish, only surviving ttee., & whereas s'd Geo. had by s'd Mary but 1 child, named Mary Luxford, who mar. Wm. Chambers of s'd county, by whom she had 2 chldn., both now d., & whereas s'd Geo. had by his d., 2 chldn. by a 2d venture, Geo. Luxford, his eldest son, & Walter Luxford since d., & whereas I, Geo. Luxford, am the next heir at law to s'd lands after the d. of s'd Mary Chambers & her husb., & whereas I am informed that ------- Cossart, who was my aunt, of Abb Church Lane, London, willed me L 200 & another sum & apptd. ---------- Egglesham, her sister, extr., & whereas I never received any of s'd legacy - I give to my friend Michael Macnemara, Esq., of Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co. s'd L 200 & another sum bequeathed me by my aunt Cossart; also s'd lands & all my p. e. in England & elsewhere.
     Extr: Michel Macnemara.
     Witn: Thomas Richardson, Na[than] Hammond, Jr., George Garsten, Francis Chick.
     30 Oct. 1755, sworn to by Hammond & Chick & the Revd. Mr. John Macpherson.
     10 Nov. 1755, sworn to by Thomas Richardson.

Liber 29, folio 524
30 April 1752
BRYAN, DANIEL, George Town, Kent Co.
     My body is to be bur., & no mourning given except a hat band & gloves to the minister, L 15 for coarse linen & the same for the poor people of the parish.
     To wife, Ann Bryane, for life, all my lands & g. & c.
     On her d., to friend Thomas Bourk, this dw. house & lot with the brew house & 2 brewing coppers; then all is to be sold, & if no blood relation of mine or of my wife's appear, to Samuel Chuch, my extr., for life, & if he d. s. p., to the poor of the parish.
     All my goods in the hands of Elesebth Bourk should stay there for her life.
     Witn: G[eorge] W[illiam] Forester, Mary Forster.
     11 Nov. 1754, sworn to by G. W. Forrester& Mary, his wife.

Liber 29, folio 525
30 Aug. 1755
DORRUMPLE, ELEANOR, Calvert Co., simstres.
     To grddau. Eleanor Eltt, negro women Page & Cate, negro girl Patt, 2 cows & calves, a leather trunk, & a bed.
     To grddau. Mary Ellt, negro girl Jane & horse Dobbin.
     To grddau. Ann Eltt, negro girl Sue.
     After the d. of my son & extr., Benjamin Eltt, the rest of my e. is to be div. betw. my 2 grdchldn. Rebeckah & Benjamin Eltt, Jr.
     Witn: Jacob Bourne, Eliza, Breedon, Tho. Ireland.
     15 Sept. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 526
8 March 1755
SOMERVELL, SARAH, Calvert Co.
     To son Jno. Somervel, negro boy Nace.
     To sons James & Alexd. Somervel & grddau. Sarah Bourn, the rest of my e. except to grddau. Sarah Bourne negro Young Flora, d. o. Old Flora & Farmer, but if s'd Sarah d. before age 16, her part to s'd sons James & Alexr., my extrs.
     Witn: Elliner Dorrumpl, Mary Greves, C[harles] Clagett.
     15 Sept. 1755, sworn to by all 3witn.

Liber 29, folio 527
4 Oct. 1751
PARKER, MARY, Calvert Co., widow.
     To extrx: John Yoe, grdn. to my grdchldn. Mary Orme & Nathaniel Buckmaster,  the remainder of my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Rousby Miller, William Allin, Elizabeth Foster.
     21 March 1755, read to the testator.
     Witn: Ellis Slater, James Clark, Eliza. Clark.
     14 April 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.
     15 Sept. 1755, sworn to by Rousby Miller.   Note: Elizth Foster is dead, & Hellen [Allin?] can't be come at.

Liber 29, folio 528
5 May 1755
STALLINGS, MARTHA, Calvert Co., widow.
     To son & extr., Isaac Stallings, all my e. except a colt to son John Stallings.
     Witn: James Dossey, Joseph Hardesty, Mary Stallings.
     3 Aug. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 528
9 Sept. 1755
TRACEY, WILLIAM, Sr., Frederick Co., planter.
     To wife & extrx., Lorando, all my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Andrew Heugh, Thos. Clagett, Henry Chambers.
     31 Oct. 1755, sworn to by Heugh & Clagett, & notice given to James Tracey, heir at law, who neglected to ppear.

Liber 29, folio 529
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SHERWOOD, MARY, Talbot Co., widow.
     James Woolcott swore & Susannah Woolcott, his wife (Quaker), affirmed that on Friday night last past they heard Mary Sherwood say that she gave to her dau. Frances Sherwood negro man Pompey, a bed, chest, clothes, & side saddle & that she willed that her dau. Mary Bromwell have her (Mary Sherwood's) part of the e. of her dec'd son Edward Man Sherwood, & s'd Susannah said the s'd Mary Sherwood d. about 2 or 3 o'clock this morning.
     Sworn & affirmed before me 16 Nov. about a half-hour after 4 o'clock in the afternoon 1755.

Liber 29, folio 529
19 Jan. 1754
HAMBLETON, MARGRET, Talbot Co., widow.
     To son & extr., Philemon Hamilton, all my e. both r. & p.
     Witn: William Skinner, Lydia Rolle, Feddeman Rolle.
     21 Oct, 1755, sworn to by Lydia & Feddeman Rolle.

Liber 29, folio 530
4 March 1753
PAVEY, BENJAMIN, St. Paul's Parish, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife & extrx., Mary Pavey, 1/2 my p. e.
     To friend Martha Cox, d. o. Christopher & Margaet Cox of Queen Anns Co., the remaining part of my p. e.
     Witn: Christof. Cox, J[ame]s Cox Jr., Anne Cox.
     27 Sept. 1755, sworn to by Christopher & James Cox, Jr.

Liber 29, folio 330
29 Nov. 1747
RIDGWAY, BENJAMIN, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife, Elizabeth Ridgway, 1 pistole, 5 pieces of 8, & then to son Daniel Ridgway, & for want of issue to be equ. div. betw. my daus. Sarah Ridgway, Eliza-
         beth Ridgway, Susanna Ridgway.
     To dau. Mary Jones, a young sow, & my p. e. equ. div. betw. s'd wife, Elizabeth Ridgway, daus. Sarah, Elizabeth, & Susannah & son & extr.Daniel Ridgway.
     Witn:John Perry, Thomas Walker, George Benham.
     4 Sept. 1755, sworn to by Walker & Benham.
     Widow & extr. both d. before this wll was proved.

Liber 29, folio 531
7 March 1755
ASKLEY, ISAAC, Kent Co., planter
     To 2 sons Benjamin & Isaac Askley, equ. div. Ashley Lott,  100a.
     To s'd 2 sons & 2 daus.Pheeby & Mary Ashley, my whole e. equ. div., desiring they stay on the plntn. with their mother-in-law till they can shift for themselves.
     To Rachel Ashly alias Canady, a bed & a cow& calf.
     To dau. Rebekah Body, a year-old hog.
     To daus. Rachel Money & Elizabeth Bowyer, each a ewe.
     To dau. Sarah Gooding,  year-old hog.
     To dau. Ann Money, a 2-yer-old heifer.
     To wife & extgrx., Mrgrett Ashley, mare Pleasure.
     Witn: Thos. Catlin, William Ashley, Sophia Ashley.
     12 Feb. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn in presence of Benjamin Ashley, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 532
20 Sept. 1755
HARRIS, ROSANNAH, Queen Anns Co., widow.
     To sister Winneferd Smith, a cow & calf, 2 sheep, 3 hogs, worth 3 sh. each, & a gown of cotten & yarne.
     To Thomas Hollinsworth a gray horse colt.
     The rest of my e. to be equ. div.betw William Deford & Sarah Deford, chldn. of Thomas Deford, my extr.
     Witn: John Wiley, Joseph Harris, John Davis.
     16 Oct. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 533
2 June 1755
MOUNSIEUR, THOMAS, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To wife, Elizabeth Mounsieur, 1/3 my p. e.
     To sons Timothy Mounsieur & Thomas Mounsieur, equ. div., Hacketts Delight, the 150a I dw. on.
     To son William Mounsieur, 75a of Smiths Outrange & L 6 sterling to pay quitrents.
     To son Wm. Mounsieur & Isabel Mounsieur, d. o. cousin William Mounsieur dec'd, Alberts Delight 200a equ. div.
     To au. Mary Mounsieur, a bed, 2 cows & calves, 2 sows & pigs, 2 ewes & lambs, & a 4-yr.-old mare.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div. among my 4 chldn: Timothy, Thomas, William, & Mary Mounsieur.
     Extrs: s'd wife & son Timothy Mounsieur.
     Witn: Benjamin Newnam, Judith Browning, John Holt.
     9 Oct. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Timothy Mounsieur, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 534
13 Sept. 1755
KEENE, MARGARETT, Prince George's Co., widow.
     To dau. Margarett Hilleary, negro boy Ning, about 16, s. o. old Ning, a silver tea pot, a bed, 2 cows & calves, & 4 yoes.
     To Thoms Hilleary, s. o. dau. Margarett, negro boy Blackwall.
     To grddau, Barbara Magruder, negro boy Will.
     To grdson Francis King, negro boy Moses.
     To son & extr., Francis King, a silver tankard.
     To dau. Cave Williams, 9 large silver spoons, a silver salt & shovel, 6 silver tea spoons, a pr. silver tongs, & a silver strainer.
     The residue of my e., equ. div., to my 3 chldn: Francis King, Margarett Hilleary, & Cave Williams.
     If the husb. of my dau. Margarett be alive, he is not to have power to dispose of what I have given her.
     Witn: Jane Magruder, [Dr.] R[ichard] Smith.
     26 Nov. 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 535
1 April 1728
BURTON, ELISABETH, widow of Benjamin Burton dec'd late of Somerset Co.
     To son John Burton, a bed, a case of pistols & holsters, a long gun with a carved stock, a set of silver buttons, negro boy Robin, & my hand mill stones.
     To eldest dau., Ann Burton, my best bed, & bay mare Blase.
     To next eldest dau., Agnis Burton, a bed, a cow & calf, a rone horse a bout 3 yrs. old branded with tghe figure "3."
     To 3d dau., Comfort Burton, an old bay mare Star, & a cow & calf.
     To 4th dau., Sarah Burton, a bed, negro boy Dannell, a cow & calf, & white horse Crumme.
     To 5th & youngest dau., Ester Burton, a bed, negro boy Jeames, a cow & calf, a bay mare & yearling running by her side Bonney.
     The residue, equ. div., to s'd 5 daus. except 4 breeding cows to s'd son John, who is to be for himself at age 21.
     My daus. Agnis, Comfort, Sarah, & Ester are to have their portions at age 16 or mar.
     Extrx: dau. Ann Burton, & my bro.-in-law Woollsey Burton is to be ttee. over s'd chldn.
     Witn: Charles Rackliffe, John Gilleland.
     7 Nov. 1755, Majr. John Evans & Capt. Edward Franklin swore they believed the will & the name "Charles Racliffe" are in the hand of s'd Charles, now dec'd.

Liber 29, folio 536
11 Aug. 1755
DRISKELL, MOSES, Sr., Worcester Co., saddler.
     To chldn. Rachel Toadvine, William Driskell, Mary Ruark, Comfort Hill, & grnddau. Sarah Brice, 5 sh. apiece
     To son Moses Driskell, a bed, & on the d. or mar. of his mother, my dw. plntn. & 225a at the NW end of King Sale.
     To son Elgat Driskell, a bed, & on the d. or mar. of his mother, 125a at the SE end of s'd land.
     To wife, Kethrine Driskell, for widhood, all my e. r. & m.
     Witn: James Cathell, Sr., Jonathan Cathell, James Cathell, Jr.
     5 Nov. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 537
19 Aug. 1755
WILDMAN, CATHARINE, Worcester Co., widow.
     To Benjamin & Thomas Purnel, s. o. Walter Purnel; Duncan & Catharine Murray, s. & d. of nephew Duncan Murray; William Murray, s. o. Daniel Murray; James Murray; Daniel Murray, s. o. Daniel; David & Mary Murray, s. & d. o. Duncan - a bed apiece.
     To Duncan Murray, s. o. my nephew Duncan Murray, my land on Nasscongo Crk. & the mill, & on failure of issue, to his sister Catherine Murray, & on failure of issue, to her father Duncan Murray.
     To Wm. & James Murray, s. o. Daniel, & to Daniel Keeck, each L 10.
     To Archibald Murray, (s. o. Daniel), now at sea, L 10, & if he not return, to Wm. & James Murray, s. o. Daniel, & to Daniel Keech.
     To sister-in-law Elizabeth Murray & her son Isaac, each L 5 for mourning.
     My houses & lots in Snow Hill are to be leased out & the income equ. div. betw. Benja. & Thos. Purnel, s. o. Walter, & Duncan & Catharine Murray, s. & d. o. Duncan Murray, & to them also the residue of my e.
     Extrs: friends Alexander Buncle & Walter Purnel.
     To the Revd. John Ross & Revd. Matthias Harris, each a mpourning ring & a scarf.
     Witn: Mary Harris, Matthias Harris, Lemuell Purnell.
     5 Sept. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 538
27 April 1755
RICHARDSON, JOHN, Worcester Co
     To wife & extrx., Mary Richardson, for widhood, the use of my e. r. & p., but if she mar:
     To s'd wife, negro woman Rachel & negro man Abner, 1/3 my p. e., & 1/3 my land.
     To son William Richardson, Lamb Hammock, 33a of land & marsh, Dumfries 200a, the right to pasture 8 cows in the marsh from 1 Oct. to 30 April every yr.,
& negro boy Peter.
     To son John Richardson, Willtshire, 500a of land & marsh, Concluding 23a betw. the s'd tract & Boquetenorton Bay, & negro boy Santie
     To son Samuel Richardson, negro boy Ben.
     To son Robert Martin Richardson, negro boy Shadrick.
     To daughters Polley Richardson & Comfort Richardson, negro girl Violeta equ. div.
     The residue to be equ. div. among my 4 chldn: Polley, Samuel, Comfort, & Robert Martin Richardson.
     Witn: Samuel Wise, Thoms Martin, Henry Ayres, Lemll. Purnell.
     26 Sept. 1755, sworn to by Martin, Ayres, & Purnell, & 30 Sept. 1755, the widow stood to the will.

Liber 9, folio 540
30 Sept. 1755
GRIFFITH, JACKSON, Kent Co.
     To 2 daus., Martha & Asenath Griffith my 2 plntns on Farlo Crk. called Easter Neck, Martha, my extrx., to have 1st choice.
     Witn: John Woodward, Mary Meeks, Alexr. Gleim.
     1 Nov. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 540
13 Oct. 1755
PINER, JAMES, Kent Co.
     To daus. Rebecca Punney, Martha Cammell, (wife of John Cammell), & Sarah Garnett (wife of Joseph Garnett), L 10 apiece.
     To son William Piner, 3a on the N side the road from Chapells Mill to Fannings Run, for life, & negro man Dougherty or L 50.
     The residue of my p. e. to be equ. div. betw. son Bartus Piner & dau. Hannah Piner.
     Extr: son James Piner, Jr.
     Witn: Thomas Delihunty, Nicholas Crotch, James Errole.
     5 Nov. 1755, sworn to by Tho. Piner & Tho. Dullahuntee.

Liber 29, folio 541
17 Sept. 1755
CLEMENTS, JACOB, Charles Co.
     To wife, Clare Clements, 1/3 my p. e., & for life, the plntn. I dw. on & Huckle Berey Gardin.
     To son Edward Clements, negro lad Michael, & on the d. of s'd wife, both s'd tracts.
     To sons Jacob Clements & Walter Clements, the part of The Reserve, on Chickamuxon, I bought of John Speake by deed of 20 April 1730, equ. div.
     To sons John Clements & Charles Clements, for their lives, 100a of Cornwallis's Neck, where I have a quarter.
     To dau. Jane Clements, negro wench Beck & her dau., Pegg.
     To son Jacob Clements, negro lad Nace.
     To son Walter Clements, negro boy Harry.
     To son Francis Clements, negro Turner & negro boy Tom.
     To son John Clements, negro boy Joe.
     To son Charles Clements, negro boy Andrew.
     To dau. Martha Clements, negro woman Sarah & her dau. Hannah.
     To dau. Clare Sanders, a woman's saddle & bridle worth L 4.
     To grddau. Ann Wheeler, negro girl Rose.
     To the heirs of my dau. Elizabeth Wheeler (now dec'd), 1 sh. sterl. each.
     The residue of my p. e. is to be equ. div.betw. sons Edward, Jacob, Walter, Francis, John, & Charles Clements & my daus. Jean & Martha Clements.
     Extrs: s'd wife & son Edward Clements.
     Witn: Joseph Gardner, John Garner, Thos. McPherson.
     21 Nov. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Edwd. Clements, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 543
28 April 1755
VAUGHAN, DANIEL, Durham Parish, Charles Co., planter.
     To son James Vaughan, 1/3 my e., but if my wife have a child that lives, only 1/4.
     To son Robert Vaughan, 1/3 my e., but if my wife have a child that lives, only 1/4, & both s'd sons are to be of age at 19.
     To wife & extrx., Christian, if she has a child that lives, 1/2 my e., 1/2 of the 1/2 to s'd child, but if she have no child that comes to age, my e. is to be equ. div. betw. her & surviving chldn.
     Witn: Peter Vaughan.
     30 Aug. 1755, sworn to by Vaughan & Samuel Burton, the latter having been present at the execution of the will.

Liber 29, folio 544
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HERRICK, HUGH, [Charles Co.]
     To dau. Katherin Chattam, a cow & calf & the bed I lie on.
     To sons Joseph Herrick & James Herrick, each a heifer yearling when he comes to age.
     To son John Herrick, 1 sh. sterl.
     To dau. Martha Lamaster, a black mare & her increase.
     To son Walter Herrick, 1/2 the residue.
     My 2 youngest sons may remain till they are 18, son Joseph with his bro. Hugh & son James with his sister Katherin.
     Extr: son Hugh Herrick.
     Witn: Mattw. Breeding, James Gray.
     28 Aug. 1755, sworn to by both witn.

Liber 29, folio 544
2 Aug. 1755
SPEAKE, THOMAS, of Zachaia, Charles Co.
     To wife & extrx., Jane Speake, my dw. plntn.& Speakes Enlargement for life & my p. e. except a dun mare to son Thomas Bowling Speake.
     To son Edward Speake, 5 English sh.
     To 2 sons Thomas Bowling Speake & John Speake, equ. div., 120a beg. at the 2d course of Mistake to the end of the course next to Jourdain Swamp & to take in part of Speakes Enlrgement, s'd son Thos. Bowling Speake to have 1st choice.
     To 2 sons Charles Becworth Speake & Nicholas Speake, equ. div., remaining parts of  Speakes Enlargement & Mistake, together 90a., to s'd Chas. 1st  choice.
     To dau. Elizabeth Anne Mary Smith, wife of Peter Smith, for 5 yrs., the place where they live.
     To my 2 sons Charles Beckworth Speake & Nicholas Speake & 3 daus. Elizabeth Anne Mary Smith, Anne Speake, & Eleanor Speake,  equ. div., on the d. of my s'd wife, my p. e.
     Witn: Edward Miles, John Baggat, James Smith.
     13 Sept. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Edward Speake, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 546
12 Oct. 1750
SPEAKE, BOWLING, Charles Co.
     To son Thomas Speake, 125a of Mistake beg. at the first bound tree & running to Jorden Br. . . .
     To son William Speake, 202a of Mistake with his dw. place.
     To wife, [Mary], for life my dw. plntn. & the use of my p. e.
     On s'd wife's d., to granson Edward Speake, s. o. Thomas Speake, my dw. plntn. & a small tract The Meadow & his first choice of negroes & beds.
     To grddau. Anne Headon, the 2d choice of beds, my great chest, 1 dish & 3 plates, an iron pot, & all the cattle & sheep in her mark.
     To dau. Mary Baggatt, 1/2 my cattle & sheep, a bed, & a chest.
     To son William, one negro.
     Extrs: wife, Mary Speake, & s'd grdson Edward Speake.
     Witn: Marmaduke Semmes, Will. McPherson, Jr., Wm. Coomes.
     13 Sept. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn. in presence of Edward Speake, heir at law.

Liber 29, folio 547
5 Oct. 1755
SIMMONS, ABLE, St. Mary's Co.
     To John Horne Milburn, s. o. Rebecka Cloker, my carpenters tools & my small gun.
     To wife & extrx., Mary, for life, my dw. plntn. & the rest of my p. e.
     Witn: Will. Morgan, Ann Morgan.
     24 Nov. 1755, sworn to by both witn., & the widow stood to the will.

Liber 29, folio 547
6 this instant Nov.
PHILLIPS, ANN, St. Mary's Co.
     11 Nov. 1755, Francis Johnson & Thomas Claton swore that on Thursday last, the 6th of this instant November, they heard Ann Phillips, lying sick & likely to die, declare her will: I desire that William Lawson take care of my son John Phillips till he comes of age, pay her debts & keep what was over for his support, & that her grdchild John Barnes be bound to Wm. Lawson.

Liber 29, folio 548
6 April 1755
BYRN, THOMAS, [Calvert Co].
     To wife & extr., Ellinor Byrn, negro man Morah & negro woman Chloe.
     To dau. Elizabeth Byrn, the chldn. s'd Chloe bring in the next 8 yrs. , & at age 16, negro boy Jack.
     To son James Kent Byrn, all my land & L 35 sterl. to buy 2 negro boys or land, to be bought by s'd Ellinor, my wife & his mother, or to be paid him at age 21.
     Witn: John Games, Francis Kirshaw, Jas. Kirshaw.
     19 Nov. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 548
31 March 1749
HOLLAND, WILLM., Calvert Co.
     To daus. Wilhelmina Holland & Mary Holland, Abbingtons Manner 610a & 1/3 & a half part of Miners Adventer in Baltimore Co., the whole being 200a, equ. div. on my wife's d., the part with the dw. to dau.Wilhelmina & the E. part to dau. Mary.
     To 2 eldest daus., Margaret Coale & Sarah Young, both mar. & provided for, a crown sterl. each.
     If needed to pay debts, some of the E part of my manner land where my son had his quarter is to be sold.
     Extrs: wife, Ann Holland, & friend Dr. John Hammilton.
     Witn: Fra[ncis] Chew, Christopher Spaakes, Joseph Wells.
     18 Nov. 1755, sworn to by Francis Chew, Spakes & Wells having d. some time before testator.

Liber 29, folio 550
16 May 1755
CLAYTON, JAMES, Calvert Co.
     To Benjamin Bond, s. o. Ann Bond, all my e. r. & p., which is to be sold & the money put to interest till he is 18.
     Extr: Benjamin Mackall, Jr.
     Witn George Ross, Barbara Mackall, Mary Crane.
     19 Nov. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 550
3 Sept. 1755
COX, JOHN, Cecil Co.
     To son John, Jamaica, Barbadoes, Octodon (being tended by me as 1 plntn.) & my dw. plntn., being Mathiason's Point, Corneliouson, & Matson's Range - all my lands in Cecil Co. on Sassafras R. - s'd John to have his e. at age 18.
     If s'd John d. s. p., s'd lands to my 2 youngest daus, Rosamond & Sophia, equ. div., but if either d. s. p., her part to dau. Rebecca, she dropping her claim to Canadia to dau. Hester.
     To 2 eldest daus., Hester & Rebecca, equ. div., my lands in Kent Co., Canadia, but if either d. s. p., her part to s'd 2 youngest daus., Rosamond & Sophia, to whom I give at age 16 or mar. L 50 each.
     Extrs: wife, Susannah, friend Henry Ward of Cecil Co., gent., & s'd son John.
     Witn: Jas. Down, William Cole, Hezekiah Cooper.
     13 Oct. 1755, sworn to by Cooper & Cole (Down, a servant lately transported under sentence of transportation, not being deposed).
     13 Oct. 1755, Henry Ward relinquished the extrship.
     Witn: John Ward.

Liber 29, folio 552
3 Sept. 1755
LAWSON, JOHN AUGUSTINE,  Cecil Co.
     To bro. Peter Lawson, the residue of all my e. r. & p.
     Extrs: s'd bro. Peter Lawson & wife, Mary Lawson.
     Witn: Wm. Savin, Isaac Hamm, Alexandr. Rice.
     13 Oct. 1755, sworn to by Savin & Rice, who said they saw Isaac Hamm dec'd sign his name; & the widow elected her 1/3.

Liber 29, folio 553
2 Sept. 1755
PENINGTON, JOHN, Cecil Co. (son of John).
     To dau. Susannah, a gold ring & a large silver spoon.
     To daus. Sarah, Rebecca, & Alice, a gold ring apiece.
     To chlldn. John Ward Penington, Susannah, Sarah, Rebecca, Alice, & Cassia, equ. div. & paid as they arrive at age.
     To son John Ward, negro girl Bridget.
     To dau. Susannah, negro girl Nan.
     To dau. Sarah, negro woman Dinah.
     My son is to be kept at school till he is 14 & then bound out to age 20.
     Extr: bro. Samuel Penington.
     Witn: Henry W[ar]d Pearce, John Beedle, Jr., William Beedle.
     25 Nov. 1755, sworn to by John & William Beedle.

Liber 29, folio 554
19 July 1755
McDERMOTT, JOHN, Frederick Town, Cecil Co.
     To wife, Sarah McDermott, for 2 yrs., the use of my e. r. & p., & then my houses & lots 33 & 34 in Frederick Town are to be equ. div. among s'd wife & neph- ews Peter & Thomas , s. o. my bro. Timothy McDermott dec'd; that is, 1/3 to s'd wife for life, & on her d., to 2 nephews Dominick & Charles McDermott, s. o. my s'd bro. Timothy & the other 2/3 to s'd nephews Peter & Thomas.
     To Mary Grace, d. o. Richard Grace dec'd, who lived on Lowes Island in Cecil Co., L 6 if she can be found.
     If any of my 3 bros. supposed to be in Ireland come to this Province, before s'd 2 yrs. are expired, they are to be paid L 60 each.
     To s'd nephew Thomas, my silver shoe & knee buckles & to s'd nephew Peter & to Philip McDermott of George Town, my clothes equ. div.
     Extrx: s'd wife, Sarah, under the direction of my 2 friends Michael Earle & Isaac Freeman.
     Witn: Thomas Wroth, Nichl. Money, John Sewell.
     28 Aug. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 555
22 Feb. 1755
TREE, JOHN, Cecil Co., planter.
     To wife, Jane Tree, for life, the residue of my e. r. & p., & on her d. to friends Edward Veazey, s. o. John Veazey, Sr., & Robert Walmsley.
     Extrs: s'd wife & s'd 2 friends.
     Witn: Bartho[lomew] Etherington, Ephraim Price, Richard Wallace.
     26 July 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 556
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McCLELLAN, DAVID, student, [Cecil Co.]
     The plantn. in means with David Chark [sic] is to be sold & the money div.among the 4 chldn. [not named] of my aunt Margret Hamilton dec'd.
     To my cousin David McClellan, the plntn. at Marsh Cr.
     My negro wench Phebe is to go free after 3 yrs., during which she may stay with Mrs. McKinnan; her child to David Clark.
     Ann Clark is to care for the g. & c. until Ellin Hamilton comes to age, when they descend to her.
     Extrs: Mr. William McKennan & David Clark.
     Witn: Willm. MacKennan, James Mackey, Mat[hew] Wilson.
     26 Nov. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn., & McKennan relinquished the extrship.

Liber 29, folio 556
1 Sept. 1755
SMITH, GEORGE, St. Lukes Parish, Queen Anns Co.
     To wife Rebecca Smith, the bed I lie on & my right of the manner land I liveon.
     To son George Smith, 20 sh.
     To son Charles Smith, my bay horse Orringe & saddle & bridle & the residue of my p. e.
     To dau. Rebecca Price, a tea kettle & a 2-handled pewter purranger.
     To dau-in-law Cattarain Chaires, a cow calf called Cheries calf.
     Extrs: s'd wife & son Charles Smith.
     Witn: John Price, James Layne, Matthew Dockery.
     13 Nov. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 557
5 Nov. 1755
CHESHIRE, JOHN, Queen Anns Co., planter.
     To dau. Mary Smith, black horse Jack.
     To daus. Rachell Cheshire & Rebecca Cheshire  & son Thomas Bailey Cheshire, L 3 apiece.
     The residue of my e. is to be equ. div. among my 4 chldn.: John, Sarah, William, & Elizabeth Cheshire.
     My friends Thomas & Mary Dockery are to care for my dau. Elisabeth till sh is 16.
     Son William is to be free & receive his e. at age 18.
     Extrs: wife, Sarah Cheshire, & son John Cheshire.
     Witn: Anne Cox, Martha Cox, Thos. Wilkinson.
     20 Nov. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 558
9 Aug. 1755
HAYES, SARAH, Queen Anns Co.
     To friend & extr., John Tillotson, all the e. r. & p. I have a right to by the will of my husb. John Hayse dec'd.
     Witn: James Chetham, Edward Chetham, Robert Green
     26 Nov. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 559
28 May 1755
JAMESON, MARY, Sr., Charles Co.
     To son Thomas Jameson, Sr., 3500 lb. tob. to be paid by sons Joseph Jameson & Benj. Jameson
     To dau. Mary Queen, negro boy Charles, large looking glass, large silver challis, the red sute of church stuff, part of my livestock, & a silver spoon.
     To dau. Elzth. Jameson, negro woman Cate, case of drawers, the books the Holy Cort, a silver spoon, & the pewter challis.
     To dau. Martha Matthews, the great iron pot, a silver spoon, & a pewter basin.
     To dau. Ann Spalding, the use of negro man Pompa for life, & after, to grdson Henry Spalding; also to s'd Ann, the use of negro girl Henne for life,& after, to grddau. Mary Spalding, but s'd negroes are to be in the care of Marsham Queen; also to s'd Ann, part of my livestock, a bed, 6 plates, & a silver spoon.
     To son Joseph Jameson, the use of negro man Ben, but if son Benja. Jameson does not like my negro man James better, the use of s'd negro James, bor life but paying 2500 lb. tob. to son Thomas Jameson, & on s'd Joseph's d., to grddau. Mary Jameson; also to son Joseph, part of my livestock & a bed, & on his d., s'd chattles to be equ. div. among his childn. except Mary Jameson.
     To son Benja. Jameson, negro girl Bess, & he is to pay to son Thos. Jameson 1000 lb. tob.; also to son Benja., a bed, my livestock, & my little silver challis.
     Mulatto Charles is to live with which of my childn. he chooses.
     The residue of my e. r. & p. to dau. Mary Queen.
     Extrs: Marsham Queen & Benja. Janeson.
     Witn: James Boarman, Joshua Sanders, William Queen.
     20th 10ber 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.

Liber 29, folio 560
26 Nov. 1755
BIGGER, PEACOCK, Charles Town, Cecil Co.
     To friend Mr. Redmond Congingham of Philadelphia, merchant, L 50.
     To the Revd. Mr. Samuel Fenley, L 5 for a sermon at my funeral.
     To my friend Mr. Jacob Shoemaker of Philadelphia, L 25.
     To wife & extrx., Margaret Bigger, the residue of my e. r. & p.
     Witn: Mr. Jacob Shoemaker, Benja. Bradford, Ed[ward] Andrews, Matt[hia]s Bordley.
     19 Dec. 1755, sworn to by Bradford & Bordley.

Liber 29, folio 561
9 Sept. 1755
ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM, Cecil Co., weaver.
     To son Robert, the plntn. at age 18.
     My m. e., equ. div., to son Geoary & daus. Sarah, Francisiana, & Rachel.
     Extrs: William Bran & James Smith.
     Witn: James Cunningham, James Dickson, Mary Butcher.
     3 Dec. 1755, sworn to by all 3 witn.


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