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Verlinda, daughter of Thomas
and Katherine Graves, and sister of John, Thomas, and Francis Graves, and
Ann (who married 1st, Rev. William Cotton, 2nd, Rev. Nathaniel Eaton, and
3rd, Rev. Francis Doughty), and Katherine (who married 1st, William Roper
of Accomack Co., VA, and 2nd, Thomas Sprigg). In his will, written on 3
Dec 1659, Stone left his house and lands at St. Mary's to his wife Verlinda,
whom he stipulated was to remain at home in Nengemy during her widowhood.
In 1664, Verlinda Stone patented
a tract called Virlinda, 300 acres in Charles County. In 1666, she had
surveyed 500 acres, called Acquinkeckes in what is now Prince George's
County, later patented by Mary Stone. Verlinda Stone died in 1675 between
2 March, when she wrote her will, and 13 June, when the will was proved.
She left a personal estate appraised at 14,950 lbs. tobacco. William and
Verlinda Stone were the parents of: Thomas, born ca. 1635; Richard, died
1667; John, born ca. 1648; Matthew, died 1676; Elizabeth, married William
Calvert; Mary, married 1st, John Thomas and 2nd, Robert Doyne; and Catherine.
12. Margaret Banks, wife
of Thomas Hatton.
Thomas Hatton governed Maryland
in 1650 while William Stone was absent from the province. Hatton married
Margaret Banks who died in 1657. She had come into the province as a free
adult with her husband and two sons, Robert and Thomas. On 31 May 1650,
Thomas and Margaret Hatton witnessed the will of James Johnson of Poplar
Hill, St. Mary's County, who had married Barbara Hatton, a kinswomen of
Margaret Banks Hatton of
St. Mary's County died leaving a will, dated 4 Feb. 1656 and proved 29
Aug. 1657. She bequeathed personalty (personal property) to her godson
Matthew Stone, an unnamed sister, and Jane Warde. The rest of her estate
was to be divided equally among her children, after the cost of her
son Thomas' tuition was paid.