Richard Hackett, planter, SMC 3/15/1754-6/4/1754.
Wife: All personal estate and at her death to her son, Rodolphus
Daughter: Rachel Hackett, 1 shilling. Brother: John Thompson, 1
Wife and her son Rodolphus, Execs.
Wit: John Cole, Clement Medley.
Clement Hayden JJ1-429 8 Sept 1786-10 Jan 1788
St Mary's Co, MD:
To beloved wife Ann all my lands whereon I now dwell, being part
of 2 tracts "Roache's Discovery" & "Hayden's
Resque"; & after her decease said lands & improvements
to William Hayden (son of George & Mary his wife, gr-son of
George & Charity Hayden). To my beloved wife Ann use of all
my negroes (Ned, Sam, Agness & Ivy) & the use of my stock
of every kind, & all my household furniture during her natural
life, & after her decease all my personal estate aforesaid be
equally divided amongst my brother Richard Hayden's 8 children,
viz Baptist, Francis, Ignatius, William, Richard, Clement, Mary
& Eleanor, them & their heirs or assigns. Give to Eleanor
Hayden, widow of my brother Richard, all that part or parcel of
land whereon she now lives known as "Mattingly's Hope"
during her lifetime & after her decease to Bernard Hayden, son
of Francis Hayden. Appoint beloved wife Ann sole exec of estate.
Joseph Dunbar, ---- Power, John Williams
Haliewell (Holliwell, Holloway), William
Haliewell (Holliwell, Holloway), William,St. Mary's Co.,2nd Feb.,
13th Feb., 1729.
To Thomas Scott, entire estate after legacies are pd.; shd. any
of bros. in England come into this country and make demand for estate,
sd. ex. is to yield same to them, names of which are as follows:
Lawrence, John and Richard Holloway, William Ward, Thomas Asmuth
and George Ashworth.
To Hannah Phillips (wife's goddau.), Jane, dau. of Phillip Tippet;
Butler, son of Dennis Tippet; John and Alexander, sons of Robert
Cook, dec'd, and James Baily, personalty.
Thomas Scott, ex. and resid. legatee.
Test: Philip Dorey, Samuel Hurst, John Monocks. 19, 862.
Hall, Daniel,St. Mary's Co.,30th April, 1729;
26th May, 1729.
To son John and hrs., dwell. plan. and personalty.
To sons William and Daniel and their hrs., Coursey Point,
to be divided bet. them when son Daniel is 21 yrs. of age; and personalty.
Shd. son John die without issue, plan. bequeathed him to pass to
son William and hrs., son William to yield his right in Courseys
to son Daniel; shd. son Daniel die without issue, his portion to
pass to his bro. William; shd. all 3 sons die without issue, plans.
afsd. to pass to dau. Ann and hrs.
To dau. Ann, personalty.
To wife Margaret, extx., residue of estate.
Test: Jane (Jeane) Dunbar, William Dunbar, Thomas Underwood. 19,
Hall, Edward,St. Mary's Co.,13th Oct., 1718;
5th Nov., 1718.
To Abraham (son of Thomas Hall), ½ real estate.
To James (son of John Hall), the other ½. Land not being pd.
for, the fathers of sd. child. to pay remaining pt, due mother .
To William and Mary (son and dau. of Thomas King), sister Mary,
bro. Thomas, John Hall, Thomas King, Thomas Hall, Susan, wife of
Charles King, ex., and Anne (dau. of Charles King), Hugh Hopewell
and James Baker, personalty.
Test: John King, Elizabeth Fisher, Eliz. King, Hugh Hopewell. 14.
Hall, John,St. Mary's Co.,29th Nov., 1727;
13th Feb., 1727-8.
To 2 sons John and William, real estate equally, they to purchase
50 A. for their bro. Thomas.
To wife , certain personalty above the 1/3 of estate
for maintenance of her young child. .
To daus. Elizabeth and Mary and son Thomas, personalty.
Exs.: Wife and son John.
Test: David Makgill, Grace Makgill. 19, 302
Hall, Simon, planter,St. Mary's Co., 1725;
22nd Nov., 1725.
To Samuel Abell, ex., real and personal estate in Maryland.
To cousin Margarett Brown and hrs., house in South Sheilds, county
Durham, which John Willcison lived in.
To Elizabeth Brown, house that George Bouere lived in, also house
that Thomas Cartar lived in.
Test: Henry Briant, James Farthing, James Stark. 18, 417.
Hall, Walter, Cross Manor,St. Mary's Co.,22nd Nov., 1678;
5th Dec., 1678.
Certain lands, 1,200 A., lying east of the Meadow Swamp, to be sold,
and proceeds to be vested in the ex.
To the church at St. Mary's and other Catholic institutions; to
William Tuberville, son-in-law Henry Fox and Thomas Jones, personalty.
Wife Margaret, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and
Test: G. Van Sweringen, J. Lockerman, Edward Ward. 9. 64.
Hall, William,St. Mary's Co.,28th Mch., 1666;
31st May, 1666.
To Anne Cage, wife of John Cage, personalty.
John Cage, Sr., ex. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
Test: John Hunt, Jonathan Marter. 1.250.
Haly, Clement,Chaptico, St. Mary's Co.,4th Jan., 1694;
23rd Feb., 1695.
To Tracy, wife of Abraham Price, and to Ann Taylor and the Protestant
To dau. Mary and hrs., 100 A., Chesup.
To dau. Eliza:, 108 A., Haly's Lot.
2 daus. afsd. joint residuary legatees of estate, real and personal,
including 250 A., Watson's Choice, and 50 A. purchased
of Wm. Ward; ****d. daus. to be of age at 16 yrs.
Ex.: Jno. Long.
Test: Jas. Harris, Thos. Harris, Clebrone Lomax. 7. 43.
Will of Ann Hammett, SMC, 1/13/1795-2/10/1795. Children: William
Frances Cissell, Susanna Hammett, and Mary Hammett, all of my estate
divided. Daughter: Frances Cissell to bring up my daughter Susanna
and to keep her estate until she arrives to the age of 16. If Frances
not, Susanna is to be taken into the care of my son, William Hammett.
Son, William. Wit: Vincent Thornton and Joseph Sanner
Robert Hammett, SMC 11/30/1758-9/8/1760.
Son: McKelvie, 69 ac. where he now lives being pt. of "Wildcat
Neck"; it lies on the s. side of the dividing line between
him and my son Robert, which line was run by John Edwards, surveyor.
Son: Robert, 35 ac., remaining pt. of "Wildcat Neck" and
34 1/2 ac. "Hammett's Beginning".
Son: John, the plantation where my mother now lives and the land
adjoining same tract lying in Lordship's Mill Manor, 36 ac., after
my mother's decease.
Son: William, 100 ac. lying in Harvey Forest called "King's
Son: Cartwright, plantation I now live on being pt. of "The
Birch Spring", 75 ac. and "Hammett's Chance", 69
ac.; and "Hickory Flat" lying by T. B. Brigg, 17 ac.
Wife: Elizabeth, her thirds of the 3 tracts I have willed to Henry,
son of Cartwright Hammett, during her natural life.
Daughter: Mary Hammett, one slave.
Daughters: Ann and Eliza Hammett, some slaves.
Sons: McKelvie, Robert, and John Hammett, 1 shilling sterling each.
Mentions my five children: Mary, William, Ann, Eliza, and
Exec: Wife, Elizabeth. Wit: James, Edward, and Martha Greenwell.
Hamon, Mordecay,St. Mary's Co.,12th Jan., 1671;
24th Jan., 1671.
To wife Margaret, 300 A., St. Margaret's.
To brother Daniel Hamond, father-in-law Pope Aley and Ann, wife
of sd. Pope, William Styles, Martha Tossey, sister of sd. Styles,
Edward Rockwood, and Eliza: Peake, personalty.
Ex. not named.
Test: Francis Fitzherbert, Geo. Cox. 1. 473.
Hardy, William, planter,St. Mary's Co.,18th Nov., 1737;
8th June, 1738.
To Edmund Bowling (Bowlen), ex., and hrs., entire estate, real and
personal, particularly 142 A. Collenwood, wherewith
sd. Bowlen is possest, and 40 A. adj. to same.
Test: Anthony Roberts, Aaron Haskine, John Tuttle. 21. 892.
Harass, Danall, St. Mary's Co., 12/17/1751; 6/2/1752
To sister Mary Hackit, wife of Richard Hackit, dwelling plantation
known as "Whatty" and also tract known as "Kiniston",
50 a and at her death to her son Roadway Nevett. I give my gun to
Wit: John Ogle, Athenasius Nottingham, Benjamin Gough
Harris, John,St. Mary's Co.,24th Sept., 1727; 3rd Oct., 1727.
To preist , 600 lbs. tob. in poss. of Md. Dorothy Smith.
To goddau. Mary Hickee at age or marriage, Wm. Carroll and Thomas
Ex.: David Hickee.
Test: Wm. Spalding, John Langley, Thomas Hutchinson. 19, 256.
Harris, Peter,St. Mary's Co.,25th May, 1722; 14th Jan., 1722.
To John Welsh, an orphan, personalty.
To friend Thos. Truman Greenfield and hrs., 50 A. Fishing
place, on s. side of tracts sold to Capt. Thos. Emms; also
a pt. of land bou. of Nicho. Cock and Jane, his wife, adj. to land
now in poss. of Capt. Truman Greenfield, called Indian Creek.
Mr. Jas. Stoddart, of Pr. Geo. Co., having a claim against test.
on behalf of Capt. Thos. Emms, is appointed ex. with Capt. Thos.
Test: Truman Greenfield, Robt. Elliott, Eliza. Craford.
Note: Eliza. Craford dec'd at date of probate. 18, 51.
Harris, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,28th Mch., 1654;
To wife Anne, dower rights in land during life. To only son Thomas,
lands at majority. Personalty to be equally divided between wife
and son afsd. Should sd. son Thomas die under age or without issue,
estate to be used for the maintenance of church or school. Overseers:
Francis Pope, Wm. Marshall, Robt. Handley.
Test: Robt. Robins, Wm. Woofurd. 1. 59.
Hartley, Joseph,St. Mary's Co.,14th May, 1725;
2nd June, 1725.
To dau.-in-law Elizabeth Brookbank, personalty at decease of wife
Ann, extx., also a child's portion of the estate of Abraham Brookbank.
To daus.-in-law Ann, and Frances Brookbank and son-in-law Abraham
To bro. Joshua, 1s.
Test: Philip Dorey, John Davis, Alexander Robson. 18, 380.
Harwood, John,St. Mary's Co.,11th Dec., 1659; 19th Jan., 1659.
Wife Alice, sole legatee. Ex. not named. Test: John Lawson, Stanop
Roberts, Jos. Wooderd. 1. 86.
Haskins, John,St. Mary's Co.,12th Feb., 1699;
12th Feb., 1699.
To son John and hrs., 100 A., Westberry.
To dau. Sarah Doxee, personalty.
To wife Sarah, extx. and residuary legatee.
Test: Wm. Gibson, Dan'l Hanley, Wm. Roach. 6. 381.
Hatton, Margaret,St. Mary's Co.,4th Feb., 1656; 29th Aug., 1657.
To godson Mathew Stone, to sister (unnamed), and Jone Warde, personalty.
Residue of estate to be divided equally among child. (unnamed) at
age after cost of son Thomas' tuition is paid. Exs.: Patrick Forrest,
Brother Richard Banks.
Test: Philip Land, Thos. Matthews, Robt. Macklin. 1. 65.
Hatton, Richard, Poplar Hill,St. Mary's Co.,5th Feb., 1675;
14th Feb., 1675.
To Isaac Booth, son of Widow Booth, Richard Goodaker, and Richard
To wife Ann, execx., 100 A. (unnamed) during life.
To son Richard, at 18 yrs. of age, and hrs., all real estate.
To wife and son afsd., personalty equally.
To cous., Eliza: Henson, sd. personalty in event of death of son
afsd. during minority.
Overseers: Brothers Wm. Hatton and Randolph Hanson, and Jno. Cammell.
Test: Jno. Ditchfield, Thos. Renalds. 2. 403.
Hatton, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,27th Jan., 1675;
4th Feb., 1675.
To sister-in-law Barbarie Hanson, personalty which belonged to testator's
To father-in-law, Randolph Hanson, Robert, son of John Cheverill,
sister-in-law, Eliza: Hanson, brother-in-law, Thomas Wahop, and
his 2 sisters, Margaret and Rebecca Wahop, and to Margaret Forrest,
dau. of Patrick Forrest, personalty.
To wife Eliza:, execx., and to only son, Thomas, residue of estate,
real and personal, equally.
To James Johnson, Richard, Thomas, Timothy, Barbara, and Eliza:
Hanson, child. of Randolph Hanson, afsd. and his wife, sd. estate
in event of death of both wife and son afsd.
Overseers: Wm. Hatton, Randolph Hanson, Thos. Dent.
Test: Geo. Dundasse, Abraham Rhoades. 2. 381.
Hatton, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,11th Aug., 1701;
To brother-in-law John Blackston, personalty.
To dau. Eliza: and hrs., 250 A. on Hunting Ck.
To unborn child and hrs., 500 A., being a grant of land not yet
Wife S****sanna, extx., to have use of ½ of tract afsd. during
life, and whole of sd. tract during minority of possible unborn
In event of death of sd. child tract to pass to dau. Eliza: afsd.
Test: Clement Hill, Sr., Robt. Cars****, Wm. Gibson, Jno. Realey.
By codicil dated 22nd Aug., 1701, testator ratifles all bequests
in his will and arranges for an exchange of 1000 A. in Chaptico
Manor due him as hr. of Thos. Hatton, late Secretary of the Province,
for Rich Neck in Beaver Dam Manor, and devises same
to child or child. mentioned in will. 11. 120.
Ann Hayden JJ1-496 25 Jan 1790-28 Feb 1790
St Mary's County, MD
Rev Ariston Jenkins 10 pounds; Ann Walker - saddle bought of Ignatius
Hayden; god-daughter Ann Long, daughter of James Long 5 pounds;
Mary Wilmeth, Elizabeth Carrico, Ann Drudge, Mary Howard (wife of
James Howard & Louise Davey all wearing apparel; John Williams
5 pounds; any estate left goes to Mary Wilmeth, Eliz Catherine Carrico
& Ann Drudge. Appoint John Williams exec.
Bennet Hayden (GC2-22-pgs 26,27),5 June 1841 - 22 June 1841
St Mary's Co, MD
To brother Richard Hayden all his right & title to the following
tracts of land: Hopton's Park, Small Hope, Free School, Roper's
Laurels & Whaler's Purchase & all other parts & parcels
Bennet Hayden & Richard Hayden bought of Elizabeth Bowling &
Dr Walter F Browning (Bowling?) containing 510+/- acres. To brother
Richard Hayden all household, slaves (3), etc; to sister Elizabeth
Guy $200 to be paid in 1851 without interest. Brother Richard Hayden
A.S. Greenwell, Nealy Davis, Aloysius Joseph
Elizabeth Hayden TA1-412 30 Oct 1760-4 Mar 1761
To heirs of son Francis Hayden 1 shilling & no more; son John
Hayden 1 shilling & no more; son Richard Hayden same; daughter
Susanna Drury a cow & no more; son Clement Hayden parcel whereon
Sebastion Thompson now lives being part of Roache's Discovery with
addition containing 100+/- acres etc. Grandson George Hayden, to
gr-son James Hayden, brother of said George being son of Francis
Hayden; to gr-sons William Hayden & Basil Hayden sons to George
Hayden that land whereon William Morgan now lives known as Shank's
Risque containing 102+/- acres divide between them; to Joseph Clark's
son James Clark all that parcel of land whereon Richard Hayden formerly
lived, it being part of Roache's Discovery with addition & Hayden's
Risque containing 62+/1 acres if Joseph Clark will pay to son Clement
Hayden etc; All remainder of estate to son Clement Hayden &
appoint Clement Hayden exec
Robert Cole, William Morgan, Stephen Davis
Elizabeth Hayden JJ3-378 2 May 1813-12 Apr 1815
St Mary's County, MD
To sister Mary horse & saddle; to Rev Leonard Edelin $200 as
a small compensation for the trouble he has had with me; give &
bequeath to Rev Francis ---- $20; give & bequeath to the use
of St Joseph Church $20 & the money placed in the hands of Mrs
Mary Jackson for her to get what is most wanting; slave Philip to
be sold but not out of state & he is to be paid $10 out of the
sale money; to Rev Francis Dickerson ----- of the monastery at Mt
Carmel; appoint Basil Alvey exec.
Joseph Morgan, Edward Godard
Executed at an Orphan's Court 12 Apr 1815. Present: Luke Barber
and John R Plater.
Challenged by George Hayden by his attornies HGS Key & Thomas
Blakistone. The Will was approved in court.
(note: George Hayden thought to be her father--the son of George
& Charity Hayden)
Will of Francis Hayden PC1-98 Apr 1691(?)-June 1694
Appoints Thomoson Hayden, wife, exec. To her, lands, chattles, goods.
John B Carberry, John Marret, Thomas Newton
Ignatius Hayden (JJ3-431) 17 May 1815-9 Apr 1816
St Mary's County, MD
To 3 grandchildren Jane Hayden, Ignatius Hayden & Edward Hayden
all my estate except for $1 to daughter Ann Drury wife of Petrer
Drury, after death of wife Mary Hayden, whereas property hath been
acquired by intermarriage, etc. Appoint Edward Hayden my kinsman
exec now living in Kentucky & Uncle to my said grandchildren
& if he will not accept exec then appoint Bennet Hopewell of
St Mary's County.
Ethelbert Cecil, Eleanor Vessels
Jonothan Hayden JJ3-108 30 Dec 1805-11 Mar 1806
St Mary's County, MD
To wife Rebecca the dwelling plantation during her natural life;
to son John Hayden the plantation purchased of William Hayden called
Hayden's Fair, also a negro boy Bill; to son Jonothan 1/3 part of
plantation whereon I now live after death of wife, also 1/3 part
of land purchased of William Hayden called Hayden's Fair, also negro
boy Jack & a horse called Dobbin; to daughter Sophia 1/3 part
of this plantation after death of wife, also 1/3 part of Hayden's
Fair, purchased of William Hayden, also a negro boy Henry &
a sorrel mare Paul Jones; to son Azariah Hayden, daughter Eleanor
Tippett & daughter Susanna Tippett the parcel of land called
Neale's Lott, to be divided equally among them. To wife Rebecca
etc. Remaining 2/3 of estate to 7 children: John, Azariah, Jonothan,
Eleanor, Susanna, Sophia & Ann Attaway Hayden. Appoint wife
Normand Burroughs, Philip Russell, James Carpenter
Mary Hayden (GC2-pgs 26, 27)
14 May 1841 - 4 Aug 1841
St Mary's Co, MD
To son Thomas Franklin Hayden & daughter Eliza Ann Hayden, all.
Everything to be sold & put in trust for the care of 2 named
children. If children should die, then to her mother, Dorcas Alvey.
Names Dorcas Alvey exec.
Philip Turner, Jonathan Hayden, John Pilkington
Richard Hayden JJ1-202 30 Sept 1782-11 Nov 1782
St Mary's County, MD
Appoint 2 sons William & Clement Hayden exec. They to provide
for (Richard's) family - their mother, their brother John Baptist
Hayden (a good home, food, lodging & raiment plentiful &
sufficient for his well being during his life) and provide during
single life for their sisters Elinore & Mary Hayden. To son
Richard - livestock; to daughter Mary livestock; to daughter Elenor
same; to son Francis horse or mare; to son Ignatius 1 shilling &
thereby cut him off of any other share, etc
Will of Thomasin Hayden PC1-125 19 Sept 1702-27 Nov 1702
To Son William tract of land she now lives on called Small Hope;
& if not him to daughter Mary Reeder; to Mary Reeder chest and
clothes; to daughter Penelopy Allman 12 pence; and all the remainder
of personal estate to loving son William and loving daughter Mary
Reeder to be equally divided. Loving son William Hayden named exec.
William Chappill, William Smith, Benjamin Buchhellor
Hayden, William, Sr., planter,St. Mary's Co.,14th July, 1732;
6th Mch., 1733-4.
To son Charles and hrs., plantation where he now lives.
To William and hrs., plantation where he now lives.
To dau. Grace Herbert and hrs., plantation where she now lives.
To dau. Thomasen Cissell and hrs., residue of Finehly.
To wife Elizabeth, extx., residue of estate during widowhood, to
dispose of same as she thinks best; should she marry land to be
divided among 8 child., viz.: Francis, Susauna, James, George, John,
Clement, Richard and Elizabeth or the survivors of them and their
hrs.; should wife marry sons to be of age at 18, daus. at 16, or
day of marriage.
Test: Peter Garratt, Michael Quiset, James Thompson. 20. 902.
Hayes, James,St. Mary's Co.,22nd Feb., 1741-2;
6th April, 1742.
To mother Ann and bro. John, Gardner's Grove and Addition
to Gardner's Grove formerly belonging to Mary Hall.
Test: John Burroughs, Mary Burroughs, Henry How, Jr.
Hayes, John,St. Mary's Co.8th Mch., 1735-6;
2nd June, 1736.
To son William, 2s. ****d.
To 3 sons, viz.: James, John and Thomas and their hrs., pt. of Gardiner's
Grove and Gardiner's Addition, son James to have
dwelling house in his portion.
To 5 children, viz.: Samuel, Jake, Leonard, William and Mary, personal
estate divided equally, after wife's thirds are deducted.
Wife , extx.
Test: Thomas Nicholls, Leonard Clarke, Thomas Nichols, Jr.
Haywood, Raphael,St. Mary's Co.,22nd July, 1713;
5th Aug., 1713.
Robert Scot Clark and Charles Neale, exs. and joint legatees of
entire estate, real and personal.
Test: Cosmas Parsons, William Tolle, Stephen Vinall. 13. 603.
Elizabeth Hazel prob. 1/21/1750
Dau. Ann Hening 1shilling, son, William Hazel hogs and names as
exec, dau. Eliz. "Saunders"
residue among 8 children: John, William, Richard, Henry Hazel, Philip
, Barbary Edwards, Mary Joy, Elizabeth "Saunders"
son, William was exec.
witn: Joseph Jenkins, John Moore
John Hazel JJ#1 f513 4/1788; 1/19/1791
wife, JEAN HAZEL 1/2 estate
dau., LYDIA CLARKE 1/2 estate and other 1/2 at death of my wife.
Ludia Clarke as exec.
witn: Bennet Hutchins, John M. Raley, John Baptist Godward (Goddard)
Head, Ann,St. Mary's Co.,22nd May, 1727;
7th June, 1727.
To husband Adam, Provention during life; at his decease
to two daus. Eliza. Herbert and Prissilla Head equally. In case
of death of sd. dau. without issue, sd. tract to Eliza. Herbert
Test: Edward Cole, John Holland, Mary More. 19, 200.
James Heard, SMC 5/26/1769-8/14/1769. Wife: Jane, dwelling house,
land and plantation belonging to same while son Ignatius comes to
age and at that time to go to him. Son: John Baptist Heard, all
tracts lying in the forest "Heard's Hardship" and "Nevitt's
Beginning" and "Two Friends". Son: James, tract in
Medley's Neck I bought of Thomas Reeder where Stourton Edwards lived.
Daughters: Ann, Polly, and Jenny 3 slaves. Children: Ann, Polly,
Jemmy, John Baptist, Ignatius, and Jenny. Exec: Wife and son, James.
Wit: Edward Mattingly, William Gibson, James Roach.
John Heard, SMC 8/1/1766-11/5/1766. Son: Richard, negro woman Peg
child Ally. Grandsons: John Fenwick, Edward Neale, and James Heard
money from sale
of horses. Son: John, my grist mill and remainder of land I bought
Farding adjoining the mill called "The Mill Land", 50
ac. In case he will permit my
son Bennet to build another grist mill at the lower wading place
and in case he will
not permit him, my will is that my son Bennet shall have 1/2 the
above sd. grist
mill. Son: John, negroes Joe and Terry and his wife and Jem her
son; negro Biby and
her increase in casse he will pay 15,000 lbs. crop tobacco to his
Son: Bennet, parcel that my father gave me called "H. Laurence
"Hanover"; a negro called Ben and Terry his wife; all
the money that my son Richard
owes; and all the money due from Richard Fenwick's estate to be
paid by his Exec.,
George Fenwick. Daughter: Rebecca negroes Harry, Nace, James, Bridget;
horse and bridle; furniture; silver, etc. Daughter: Eleanor, negroes
Sam, and Sarah; a horse; and furniture. 5 children: Richard, Dorothy,
Rebecca, and Eleanor the rest of my moveable estate. Exec: Son,
Heard. Wit: Joseph Millard, Robert Fenwick, Basil Hayden.
Heard, Susanna Hudson
Susanna Heard, widow of John Heard, SMC, 5/23/1706-12/9/1707. Son:
William, Exec., dwelling plantation "Poole" lately bought
by dec'd husband from Thomas Salmon; 130 ac., pt. of 2 patents "Heard's
Choice" and "Ossly", 330 ac. granted to late husband.
Son: John, 100 ac. "Nevitt's"; if dies without issue to
Grandson: John Norris and heirs and in turn to grandchildren Luke,
Mark, and Elizabeth Norris and their heirs, 50 ac., pt. of afsd.
To: Sons-in-law, John Norris and Nicholas Mills;
daughter, Mary Tant; grandchildren Matthew Tant, Monica Norris,
and Elizabeth Heard; daughter, Susanna Norris; and John Harding's
[children] personalty. Grandchildren to receive their legacies at
Wit: Benjamin Gough, Justinian Greenwell, Elizabeth Wheatley.
Heard, William,St. Mary's Co.,18th April, 1732;
3rd Jan., 1732.
To dau. Mary and her husband Francis Hopewell, 150 A. of Thirds,
as already divided to them, during life; 40 A. thereof, being where
sd. Hopewell has built, is bequeathed to granddau. Susannah Hopewell
and hrs.; she dying without issue, sd. 40 A. with the other to return
to son Marke and hrs.
To son Marke and hrs., 275 A. of Thirds; he dying without
issue, sd. land to fall with that of Mr. Francis Hopewell's after
their decease to son Mathew and hrs.; and personalty.
To son Mathew and hrs., 115 A. William Heard's Purchase
and 150 A. of dwell. plan. to be laid out bet. bro. John's and John
Norris' land; sd. son dying without issue, to fall to son Luke and
hrs.; and personalty.
To son Luke and hrs., residue of real estate after decease of wife;
To daus. Susannah, Prisilla, Elioner, Elizabeth Wiseman and Mary
To wife Elizabeth, extx., certain personalty during life, at her
decease to be divided among 3 sons and their hrs.; also produce
of 3 hhds. Tobacco in England, and ½ residue of personalty,
the other ½ to be equally divided bet. 3 sons afsd. and 3 daus.
Susanna, Prisilla and Elioner and their hrs., to be pd. them at
marriage or when they go to housekeeping.
Overseer: Bro. Edward Cole.
Test: John Heard, Ignatius Heard, James Thompson. 20, 546.
Heathman (Hathman), Allexander
Heathman (Hathman), Allexander,St. Mary's Co.,4th Feb., 1717-8;
25th Feb., 1717-8.
To wife Frances, extx., personalty during life; at her decease to
5 child., viz.: Mary, Thomas, Margaret, Anne and John, equally,
and residue of estate, absolutely.
Test: James Thompson, Richd. Morgans. 14. 491.
John Hebb, 3/13/1786, 1/2/1787.
Grandson: James Goldsmith, 30 lbs. for his education and no other
Granddaughter: Hopewell Goldsmith, the remainder of my estate, both
real and personal, provided that when she arrives at
maturity, she marries to the opinion and liking of my nephew, William
Hebb; if she incurs his displeasure, he is to distribute my estate
among my grandchildren as he may think proper.
Exec: Nephew, William Hebb (who declined).
Armstrong, John Swann Edwards, and George Clarke Tabbs. NOTE: This
will doesn't name Priscilla, but it does name two of her children.
Sabina Hobbs (should be HEBB), No County stated, 5/3/1764-2/20/1765.
Sister: Sarah Hobbs and Ann (should say Hebb) my right to a negro
wench named Judith. My father and mother should have the negroes
until the children come of age, that is to say Sarah Hobbs and Ann.
Wit: John Coad, Alexander McFarlane.
Thomas Hebb, SMC; 1/14/1744; 3/13/1744
To son Edward Hilliard Hebb, tract where I now live
To sons William and John, leased land Scotland
To son William, tract bought of John Noble, formerly taken up by
Mentions ch., Jane Jenkins, Ann Baxter, Lucretia Hebb
Grandson Francis Bean
Exs: Elizabeth Rule, sister; Edward Hebb, son; William Hebb, son
Wit.: Will Hebb, Thomas Perring, David Hebb, Jos. Hebb Lib. 24,
Hebb, William,St. Mary's Co.,2nd Oct., 1718;
9th Jan., 1718-9.
To son William, dwelling plantation , also leased lands
To son Mathew, Small Hogs at decease of father ,
and personalty. Sons afsd. of age and receive their estates at 20
Shd. wife Priscilla marry again, to return with husband to her own
land, bro. Thos. to take 2 sons and their estate and keep them on
new dwelling plantation till of age afsd.
Extx.: Wife Perseller.
To bro. Thos., overseer, 500 lbs. of tobacco yearly.
Test: Fran. Hopewell, Thomas Hebb, Jr., Susanna Coleman.
Charles Co., Cathrine Harrison, relict and widow of Joseph Harrison,
of Charles Co., gent., dec'd, intestate, renounces right to administer
on estate of afsd. Joseph Harrison. 12th Feb., 1718.
A. Contee, Richd. Bell. 15. 13.
Hebden, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,30th May, 1647; 15th Oct., 1649.
execx. and sole legatee. Test: John Hill, John Hatch. 1. 21.
BENNET HENNINGS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
In the name of God, amen. I BENNET HENNING of Saint Marys
County in the State of Maryland, make this my last will and testament,
in manner and form following to wit:
Item I give and bequeath unto EMELINE HENNING, my grandaughter,
three negro servants Vigil, Clare, and Milly and the mother of the
same which is Rebecca.
I give and devise onto FREDERICK, my son, the farm on which he now
dwells, containing 135 acres more or less during his life and at
this death, to my grandson, ALEXANDER HENNING to him and his heirs.
I give and devise onto NELSON HENNING, my grandson, the farm on
which I now dwell containing about 125 acres more or less. The said
farm to be rented out until he said NELSON HENNING arrives at the
age of 21 years. Then he the said NELSON HENNING, is to have full
and quiet possession of the same and the rent and income, a portion
thereof is to be applied to education of the said NELSON HENNING
I give and bequeath unto ROBERT HENNING, my grandson, a negro girl
called Ann. ~
I will that Anna, my negro woman be sold a public auction
together with the crop of corn and tobacco now on hand and the residue
of my estate and the money arising from the sale of said property
after my just debts and funeral charges are paid to be equally divided
among my son Frederick, my two grandsons ROBERT & BENNET HENNING
in equal portions share
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint WILLIAM BEAN OF JOHN
BEAN to be sole executor of my last will and testament revoking
and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made. Certifying
and confirming this, and no
other, to be my last will and testament, in testimony whereof I
have unhereto set my hand and affixed my seal this 2nd day of March
in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty two.
Signed, sealed, published and declared, by BENNET HENNING the above
named Testator, as and for his last will and testament in the presence
of us who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of
each other, have
subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
JAMES A. CRANE, GEORGE TEALE,ROBERT CRANE. ~
Saint Marys County the 2nd day of April 1822 there comes JAMES
A. CRANE and GEORGE TEALE, two of the three subscribing witnesses
to the aforegoing last will and testament of BENNET HENNING, late
of Saint Marys County deceased and severally made oath on
the Holy Evangals of Almighty God, that they did see the Testator
herein named, sign and seal this will and that they heard him publish,
pronounce, and declare the same to be his last will and
testament, that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of
their apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding;
and that they respectively subscribed their names, as witnesses
to this will in
the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence
of each other, also they did see ROBERT CRANE the other witness
to this will subscribe his name to the same in the presence and
at the request of the Testator.
Certified by JAMES FORREST, Reg. Wills for Saint Mary Marys
To the Orphans Court of Saint Marys County Gentlemen
these are to relinquish my right to the execution of the last will
and testament of BENNET HENNING.
WILLIAM BEAN (of John) 1st April 1822
ELENOR HENNING her last will
In the name of God amen. I Elenor Henning of the Parish of St. Andrews,
St. Andrews, St. Marys County, & State of Maryland, being
at this time of perfect mind and understanding, for which be praise
to Almighty God, and in considering the uncertainty when, but certainty
of death do in The Fear of God, whose I am and do endeavor to serve
make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other
and former wills by me heretofore made,my soul I do perfectly resign
unto my blessed redeemer Jesus Christ in &
through him alone, and his glorious merits & redemption. I humbly
hope for eternal happiness and my body I commit to the earth in
truth & faith of a joyful resurrection and to be decently interred
at the discretion of my executors herein after named, and as for
such worldly estate as God in his infinite mercy has bestowed upon
me, I will give and bequeath the same as follows. ~
In so doing, I do will that all my debts and funeral expenses shall
be firstly paid. ~
I give my daughter ELIZABETH my negro man. ~
Item. I give unto JOHN BEAN of ROBERT, negro Tom, likewise the use
of negro Joseph, until such time that my grandaughter SARAH GOLDSBERRY
arrives to the age of
Item. I give to my daughter SUZANNA TARLTON negro Luke.~
Item. I give to my grandson STEPHEN TARLTON my gray horse.
Item. I give to my daughter DOROTHY ADAMS our cow and calf.
I give to my grandaughter SARAH GOLDSBERRY when she shall arrive
to the age of sixteen negro Joseph. ~
Item. I give to my grandaughter REBECCA GOLDSBERRY negro Statia
my will and inclining is, that after my decease the aforesaid Statia
be in the care of my daughter ELIZABETH HENNING until she afo. REBECKA
GOLDSBERRY arrive at
the age of sixteen, likewise I give unto my daughter Elizabeth all
my household furniture, and at the death of my aforesaid daughter
ELIZABETH that the above household goods, I will that my grandaughter
REBECKA GOLDSBERRY may have them. ~
I give to be equally divided between my daughters SUZANNA TARLTON
and ELIZABETH HENNING, all my crops whether in the
ground or in the house. ~
I do hereby constitute and appoint MR. JOHN BEAN OF ROBERT Executor
of this my last will & testament. In witness of whereof I have
hereto set my hand & seal this 13th day of September Anno Domini
ELENOR X HENNING
Signed, sealed & delivered and published by the aforenamed ELENOR
HENNING as her last will & testament in the presence of us whose
names are underwritten and subscribed in her presence by us DAVID
JOHNS GEORGE MARTIN
On the back of the foregoing was as follows, to wit:
Saint Marys County, Lo the 14th day of December, 1790. Then
came JOHN BEAN and made an oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty
God that the written instrument of writing is the true and whole
last will and testament of ELEANOR HENNING, late of St. Marys
County, deceased, that hath come to his
hands or possession, & that he doth know of any other. ~
JEREMIAH JORDAN, Reg. Wills for Saint Marys County Saint Marys
County, Lo the 14th day of December, 1790, then came GEORGE MARTIN
one of the two subscribing witnesses to the written last will and
testament of ELENOR HENNING, late of Saint Marys County, deceased
and made oath on the Holy Evangels of the Almighty God, that he
did see the Testative
therein named. Sign and seal this will, and that he heard her publish,
pronounce and declare the same to be her last will and testament;
that at the time of her so doing, she was to the best of his apprehension
of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding. And he subscribed
his name as a witness to this will in the presence and at the request
of the Testative and also that he did in DAVID JOHNS, the other
witnesses subscribe their name.
Certified by: JEREMIAH JORDAN, Reg. Wills for Saint Marys
Henning, John; Maryland State Archives Archives of Maryland
Series. MSA No.SM16, Prerogative Court [Wills], volume 40, pg 600-602,
SR 4434. Transcribed Oct. 2000 by Lynne Rush Hundley from copy provided
by Bill Henning.
Imprimise I give and bequeath unto my Son Gilbert Henning one hundred
and Twenty five acres of Land, being the part of my Land that lies
next to [MrCurles or McCurles or WrCurles] Land to him and his heirs
Item I given and Bequeath unto my Son Nathan Henning all my Land
lying below the Land left my Son Caleb Henning hereafter mentioned,
Beginning at the Lower End aforesaid between the Main Road &
John Jen[k or ta]ins Land [until] it contains one hundred
and fifty acres, to him and his heirs forever ~
Item I give and Bequeath unto my Son Caleb Henning one hundred and
twenty five Acres of Land Beginning at [Bafsetr] plains and running
with the Main Road and Jonathan Evanss Land down untill it
Contains the Quantity above mentioned to him and his heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Arnold Henning and his
heirs forever, and all Most of the Land I hold, to his use and Benefits
from the day of his Date ~
Item I give and Bequeath unto my Son Nathan Henning fifteen pounds
Maryland Currency to be paid in Stock and furniture ~
Item I give and Bequeath unto my Son Caleb Henning fifteen pounds
Maryland Currency, to be paid in Stock & furniture at the Appraisment
and the fifteen pounds left my Son Nathan Henning to be paid at
the Appraisment Also ~
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Arnold Henning twenty
pounds like Money ~
Item I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Ann one feather Bed
and furniture, further my will and desire is that after my Just
Debts are paid, all the rest of my Estate, to be Equally divided
amongst my five Children, Mary Ann [Sanner], Gilbert Henning, Nathan
Henning, Caleb Henning & Thomas Arnold Henning, and their heirs
Lastly I Constitute and appoint my Well beloved Wife Ann Henning,
and my Son Thomas Arnold Henning my hole and Sole Executor of this
my Last Will and Testament In Withnefs whereof I have hereunto Set
my hand and Affixed my Seal the day and year first above Written.
John [his J mark]Henning
Signed sealed and Declared in
presenes of us.
Wm Jenkins [J]unr
At the foot of the aforegoing will was thus written Viz
St. Marys County towit On the twentieth day of August Seventeen
hundred and Seventy Five Came Moses White & Thomas Jenkins two
of the Subscribing Witnefses to the within last will and Testament
of John Henning decd, and severally made oath on the holy Evangels
of Almighty God that they saw John Henning the Testator therein
named sign & Seal this will and heard him publish and declare
the same to be his Last Will and Testament and that at the time
of his so doing he was to the Best of their and each of their Apprehensions
of perfect senes and of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding
and that they respectively subscribed their names as witnefses to
this will in his presenes and at his request and in the presenes
of each other and that they Saw William Jenkins [Ju]nr the other
subscribing Witnesfs Also sign his name hereto in the presince of
Sworn before & Certified by
JA Thomas Dy Comr St.Marys Cty.
The Will of JUDIAH HENNING
In the Name of God Amen, I JUDIAH HENNEN of Saint Marys County
being in perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last
will and Testament in the manner and form following viz.; first
I will and bequeath to my wife the use of the plantation I now live
on during her natural life then to be equally divided between my
two sons BENNET HENNEN and STEPHEN HENNEN to them and their heirs
Item I will and
bequeath to my two sons BENNET HENNIN and STEPHEN HENNIN all that
tract of land called Hunting Quarter to be divided by a branch that
leads from my spring into the main branch called the Western Branch,
my son BENNET HENNON to have the upper part of the said tract of
land, and my son STEPHEN HENNON
to have the lower part of the said tract of land to them and their
heirs Item I will and bequeath to my son JEREMIAH HENNON
the two following tracts of land, the one called Clowded Levell,
the other tract of land I bought of John Armsworthy to him and his
heirs, I likewise give my son JEREMIAH HENNON should have all my
wearing apparel Item I will and bequeath to my daughter ELENOR
HAGAN, One Shilling Sterling it being her full part of my
estate ~ Item I will and bequeath to my daughter ANN BEAN one negro
wench called Lott, she and her increase. Item I will and bequeath
to my grandson WILLIAM BEAN, son of my daughter ANN BEAN, one negro
girl named Grifs and if he dies before he comes of age then the
said negro girl Grifs to go to my daughter ANN BEANS next
living child Item I will and bequeath the residue and remaining
part of my estate, to be equally divided among my wife and eight
children hereafter named, that is to say BENNET HENNIN, JEREMIAH
HENNIN, STEPHEN HENNIN, DOROTHY ADAMS, ELIZABETH HENNIN, SUZANNA
MARY ANN HENNIN, and ANN BEAN, lastly I so constitute and appoint
my two sons BENNET HENNON and STEPHEN HENNIN to be my whole and
sole executors of this my last will and Testament In testimony
whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and affixed my seal this 22nd day of October Anno Domini
Signed sealed published and declared to be my last will and Testament
in the presence of: David Johns, Will Taylor, Benjamin Bean HisJUDIAH
On the back of the foregoing was as follows Saint Marys
County towit the 28th day of January, 1783
Then came BENNETT HENNING and vowed an oath on the Holy Evangels
of Almighty God, that the written instrument of this writing is
the true and whole will of Judia Henning, late of St. Marys
County, deceased, that hath come to their hands and ossession, &
and that they do not know of any other---.
Certified for Jeremiah Jordan Reg. Saint Marys County on the
28th day of January, 1783 then came William Taylor, and Benjamin
Bean two of the three subscribing witnesses to the written last
will and Testament of JUDIAH HENNING, late of St. Marys County
deceased and severally under oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty
God that they did see the Testator thereon named, sign and seal
this will and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare
the same to be his Last Will and Testament that at the time of his
so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and
disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that they respectively
subscribed their names as witnesses to this Will in the presence
and at the request of the Testator
and in the presence of each other, certified by Jeremiah Jordan
On the 28th day of January 1783 --- Carrie Elenor Henning the widow
of Judiah Henning late of Saint Marys County Deceased and
quitted her claim to the several bequests and devises made to her
in the Will of her said husband deceased and elected in lieu thereof
her dower or third part of the deceased estate both real and personal
--- before Jeremiah Jordan, Reg.
St. Mary's County
JJ # 1
October 22, 1782
Elizabeth Herbert, widow, SMC 4/28/1759-5/7/1759. Youngest son,
Francis a negro boy Ralph and 30 lbs. current money at age 21. If
he dies before 21 then to daughters Priscilla and Mary Herbert and
sons Michael and William Herbert. Daughters: Priscilla and Mary,
a negro Joseph. Son: Cuthbert and daughter Jane Fenwick and to daughter,
Elizabeth Spalding, 1 shilling. Daughter: Priscilla, horse colt.
Daughter: Mary, mare. Son: Francis, horse colt. Remainder of estate
to my 4 children: Michael, William, Priscilla, and Mary Herbert.
All my right of land where I now live to sons William and Francis
during the term of the lease. Son: William appointed guardian to
son Francis and Exec. Wit: Elizabeth Milburn, Thomas Lowe.
Francis Herbert, SMC undated; probated 12/24/1754. Wife: Elizabeth,
slaves. Son: Francis, "Jerome's Plains", slaves. Exec.
to sell my lands on the Patuxent and with Elizabeth to have 5000
lbs. tobacco to be divided among my 4 children: Michael, William,
Priscilla, and Mary Herbert. Balance between wife and 9 children.
Exec: Wife, Elizabeth. Wit: George Leigh, John Cossey, Richard Thompson
Herbert ( Harbert, Harbart), Vitus
Herbert, Vitus,St. Mary's Co.,20th Feb., 1725;
14th Mch., 1725-6.
Fresh Pond Neck, New Ground and mill to
be sold for benefit of estate.
To sons William, Vitus and Joseph, residue of real estate equally;
shd. son Wm. prefer he may retain whole, paying to each of his bros.
at age of 21 1500 lbs. tob.
To John Pine, mcht. of Dartmouth, Great Britain, and John Rhodes,
of St. Mary's Co., personalty in payment of debts due them.
Wife Winifred extx.
Test: Nicholas Sewell, Jr., William Pearson, Daniel Baneey. 18,
Herbert (Harbutt), Winifred
Herbert (Harbutt), Winifred, widow,St. Mary's Co.,6th June, 1733;
16th Nov., 1733.
To mulatto slave Nell, her freedom.
To son Vitus, personalty.
Testatrix states that her husband, , by his will bequeathed
his lands to be equally divided amongst his three sons William,
Joseph and Vitus and the same bequests for want of due words only
gives his younger sons Joseph and Vitus an estate for life therein.
To correct this testatrix desires that each of sons Joseph and Vitus
may have an equal share in lands left them by their father.
To son Joseph, one share of personal estate on condition he make
over to his brother Vitus and hrs., when of age, one share of the
land he shall inherit by his father's will or as heir to his brother
To Elizabeth Wallis, an orphan girl, her freedom, dues and personalty
when she comes to age, on condition she claims nothing for schooling
promised her by husband, .
To sons Joseph and Vitus, entire personal estate, except as before
disposed of, when they come to age of 21; son Joseph to care of
Rev. Peter Atwood, son Vitus to Rev. Thomas Gerard; should either
son die during minority or without issue survivor to inherit portion
of deceased; should both die as afsd., entire personal estate to
Rd. Thompson for use of sister Susannah Thompson during her life.
Ex.: Brother Richard Thompson.
Test: Joseph Delvanx, Mark Lampton. 20. 831.
Herbert, Mark,St. Mary's Co.,14th Feb., 1738;
19th Sept., 1739.
To William Williams and hrs., part of Herbert's Greef
for satisfaction already received.
To John Cole of Brittain's Bay, residue of sd. tract.
To Henry Wenset and hrs., all land taken up by testator to the eastward
of Nun's Cake and northward of Schocks Park
for satisfaction received.
To bros. Francis and Matthew, personalty.
To James Duff, personalty.
To the poor, 5 bbls. of corn.
To wife, Elizabeth, ½ of personal estate and use of residue,
during widowhood. At her death or remarriage to be divided between
child. of bro. Francis.
Exs.: Wife Elizabeth and bro. Francis.
Test: John Lucas, Charles King, Jr., and Edward Cole.
Matthew Herbert, SMC 10/16/1746-1/20/1746.
Children: William, Matthew, Francis.
Son: William, my dwelling plantation after his mother's death and
"Herbert's Swamp". Son: Matthew, water mill and land of
the mill "Herbert's Rest", and pt. of "Herbert's
Swamp". Wife: Grace, Exec. Wit: Richard Cooper, Thomas Mattingly,
William Herbert, SMC 10/29/1759-12/7/1759. Brothers and Sisters:
Priscilla, Mary, Michael, and Francis Herbert all of my estate.
Brother: Michael Herbert to be guardian to brother Francis and have
his pt. of his mother's estate left him by her will. Execs: Sisters,
Priscilla and Mary Herbert. Wit: Richard Barnhouse, John Tennison.
Herd, John,Brittain's Bay, St. Mary's Co.,29th July, 1696;
31st Aug., 1696.
To son John and hrs., 100 A., Coventry at majority.
To wife Susanna, extx., residue of estate, real and personal, during
life, including Poole bought from Thomas Salmon. Sd.
wife to have charge of children.
Test: Peter Jarboe, Henry Jarboe, Francis Downs, Robert Jay.
Hewett, John,St. Mary's Co.,28th Jan., 1675;
4th Feb., 1675.
Peter Watts, ex. and sole legatee.
Test: Francis Hill, Martha White. 2. 380.
Heyden, Francis,St. Mary's Co.,30th Apr., 1697;
12th June, 1697.
Wife Thomasin, extx. and sole legatee of estate, roal and personal.
Test: Jno. Carbery, Jno. Marris, Thos. Newton. 6. 134.
Hide, Thomas,St. Mary's Co.,9th Feb., 1697;
19th Mch., 1697.
To eld. dau. Mary Killow and hrs., and to dau. Eliza: Johnson, personalty.
Wife Hannah, extx. and residnary legatee of estate, real and personal,
during life; to pass at her death to 2 daus. afsd.
Test: Stephen Ashby, Jno. Kellow, Joshua Cecell. 6. 80.
Clement Hill Nov., 1702 PC 1 Page 155
tem whereas I am indebted unto one Mr. John Love of Bristoll, the
sum of twenty one pounds odd money my will is, that the said John
Love his heirs executors or administrators be sent unto and paid.
Item wheras I am likewise indebted unto one William Fisher of Bristoll
the sumine of six pounds sterling or there abouts my will is that
the said William Fisher his heirs executors or administrators be
sent unto & paid. Item I give and bequeath to my nephew Clement
Hill, to him & his heirs forever, a tract of land lying in the
forke of Gunpowder River in Baltimore County called Hills Camp,
containing one thousand acres. Item I give and bequeath to my aforementioned
Nephew Clement Hill to him & his heirs forever, the one halfe
of a tract of land called Friends Hope, the whole tract containing
fourteen hundred acres, now lying in Prince Georges County in the
woods on the south side of the eastern branch of potomack, which
said land was in the year of our lord, one thousand six hundred
seventy five, taken up and joyntly pattented, between me the said
Clement Hill senior and Mr. Richard Gardiner late of St. Mary's
County deceased. Item I give and bequeath unto Mr. Luke Gardiner
Jr. , And one Mr. John Gardiner, sons unto the aforesaid Richard
Gardiner to them and to their heirs forever, the half of the tract
of land aforesaid called Friends Hope to be equally devided between
them. Item I give and bequeath unto Mr. William Hunter, unto Mr.
Robert Brook, and unto Mr. William Killick priests of the society
of Jesus, to each five hundred pounds of tobacco. Item I give and
bequeath unto my godson Clement Gardiner one cow and calfe. Item
I give and bequeath unto my godson Thomas Cooper, one cow and calfe.
Item and whereas I have formerly given my aforesaid , nephew Clement
Hill two negroes, and one hundred pounds of sterling money, the
with I seen in Conscience sufficient for him and being willing to
satisfy my mind, and Conscience, in the disposall of the rest of
my estate otherwise, and that my said, nephew, Clement Hill may
be content with what I have formerly given, and have and doe in
this my last will and testament bequeath him, and may lay no further
____ to any part more of my estate aforesaid, therefore I doe give
and bequeath unto my said Nephew Clement Hill out of my personall
Estate aforesaid the value of one shilling sterling money as abare
to him of any further claime. Item I give and bequeath, unto each
of my nephews and monies, beside the value of one shilling a peace
as a barr to every , and each of them from claiming any more of
my personall estate, aforesaid. Item I give & bequeath unto
Luke gardiner Junior, and unto John Gardiner, sons of the aforesaid
Richard Gardiner deceased. All and singular my negroes and other
___ goods chatteles and debts, whatsoever of right to me so belonging
or apportaining, wither my bond bill recouring account or otherwise
to be equally devided between them the said Luke and John Gardiner,
after the debts, and legacies, aforesaid be paid and discharged.
Lastly I doe hereby ordaine, make constitute, and nominate, and
appoint the said Luke Gardiner Junior, and the said John Gardiner
Executors of this my last will and testament, In witness wherof,
I have here unto sett my hand and affixed my seal, the seventeenth
day of November Anno Domini 1702.
Signed sealed published and declared Clement Hill seal
in the presence of John Maint
April 26th 1708 then came before me John Merritt, John Bullock Junior
John Bullock and John Attaway the witnesses to John Attaway the
within mentioned will and made oath that they did see the within
named Clement Hill, sign seal publish and declare the within writting
to be his last will and Testament and at the doing thereof he was
of sound & perfect mind & memory. Wm Aisquith Deputy Commissioner.
Hill, Francis,St. Mary's Co.,19th Sept., 1696;
10th July, 1697.
To dau. Eliza: Hopewell and her 3 child., viz., Hugh, Eliza:, and
Susannah, entire estate.
Test: Rich'd Keene, Timothy Morry. 7. 295.
Hill, John,St. Mary's Co.,1st Aug., 1734;
23rd Jan., 1734.
To 3 sons Clement, John and James Notlen Hill and their hrs., (after
the decease of their mother), dwelling plantation, The Hope,
divided equally; should any of them die without issue his or their
part of sd. lands to sons Bennitt and Leonard and their hrs.
To dau. Susanna and sons Bennitt and Leonard, personalty.
To wife Anne, extx., residue of personal estate.
Test: Lawrence Lant, Thomas Winerd, Thomas Suite. 21. 281.
Hillyard (Halayrd), Edward
Halayrd, Edward,St. Mary's Co.,28th Oct., 1716;
To godsons Wm. Watts, Christopher Combs, Jacob Williamson, granddau.
Jeane Hebb, personalty.
Residue of estate, real and personal, to wife , son-in-law
Thomas Hebb, Jr., and dau. Frances.
Test: Geo. Daffan, John Seikes, Wm. Cannady. 14. 306.
NoteTest. proceedings, 1718, give Jane Hillyard extx. of Edward
Hillyard, St. Mary's Co.
Hodgis (Hogis), John
Hodgis, Hogis, John,St. Mary's Co.,
To wife Mary, execx., 100
A., plantation. To son John Hogis, 11 mos. of age, 300 A. upon The
adjoining Mrs. Parker's land. To John and William Stevens, sons
Wm. Stevens, 200 A. on The Clifts, equally. Overseers:
Wm. Stevens. Test: John Barniff, Philip Hide. 1. 61.
Hodgkins, Charles, planter,St. Mary's Co.,5th Feb., 1729;
5th Nov., 1730.
To sons Charles and Daniel and their hrs., Middle Ground
equally; sd. sons to provide for wife Jane during her life; and
To Thomas Tolley and godson John (son of John Rigby), personalty.
Exs.: Wife Jane and son Charles.
Test: John Miles, Charles Ganyatt, Joseph Patshall. 20, 98.
Hodgson, William,St. Mary's Co.,9th May, 1698;
10th June, 1698.
To son William and hrs., personalty now in possession of father
Christopher Hodgson, and 500 A. on eastern branch Potomac R. at
To wife's dau. Ann Brookband, and to Abraham, husband of sd. Ann,
Peter Jackson, Samuel Queen, and James Harris, personalty.
Wife Mary, extx. and residnary legatee.
Test: Jno. Upgat, Jno. Smith. 6. 135.
John Holland, SMC 7/28/1754-9/9/1754.
Son: James a horse, saddle, other.
Son: John, a cow.
Son: William, a cow.
Daughter: Mary, bed, rug, bolster, blankets, linen wheel, woolen
Son: Zachariah, a cow.
Son: Edward Kindriet Holland, a cow.
Daughter: Mary Holland, I leave to Mrs Jean Hendley until she is
of the age of 16. I leave son William to John Hendley until he is
Sons: John, Zachariah, and Edward I leave to John Henley to place
them out in the best manner he can.
Son: James Holland, I leave to act for himself.
Son, John Henley Exec.
Wit: Jacob Dumayne, Absalom Tennison.
Hooke, William,St. Mary's Co.,20th Jan., 1732-3;
2nd Apr., 1733.
To Richard Rogers and John and Margaret Lewellin, 1s. each.
To wife Susanna extx., residue of estate.
Test: Thomas Vernall, Charles Underwood, Philip Dorey 20. 633.
Hooper, Henry, Dr., St. Inigoes,St. Mary's Co.,27th Jan., 1649;
1649. Ralph Crouch of St. Inigoes, sole legatee. Ex. not named.
Howard, Robt. Taylor. 1. 24.
Hopewell, Elizabeth, widow, St. Mary's Co., 1752
To dau. ann Hopewell, Negro woman, Sue and her son Charles.
Negro girl Agnus to be divided between above named dau. Ann and
my dau. Elizabeth Hopewell.
Negro girl Moll to dau. Elizabeth.
Negro man Tom to be sold.
Son Joseph Hopewell, ex.
Wit. Peter Kirby, Nicholas Lewis Sewall
John Hopewell, SMC 8/7/1761-10/20/1761. Wife: Eleanor, slaves.
To: Richard Hopewell, son of Joseph, slaves. To: George Hopewell,
son of Joseph, slaves. To: Mary Hopewell, dau. of Joseph, slaves.
To: Hannah Clarke, dau. of Philip Clarke, Jr., slaves. To: Amy Read,
dau. of Clarke Read, Jr., slaves. To: Samuel Jenifer, my saddle
and horse. To: John Read Jenifer, a horse. To: Daniel Jenifer, 3
ewes. To: James Hopewell, son of Hugh, some silverware and remainder
of estate. Exec: Wife, Eleanor Hopewell and Hugh Hopewell. Wit:
George Mackall Clarke, George Rogers. 10/19/1761: Widow renounced
Hopewell, Joseph,St. Mary's Co.,21st Sept., 1737;
12th Oct., 1737.
To Thomas Kerby, Jr., cousin Hugh, Ann sister to Thomas Aisquith,
Charles King, Jr., Susannah Aisquith and Ann Nutwell, personalty.
To children of Charles King, Jr., ex., and to children of Susannah
Aisquith, extx., residue of personalty.
To cousin John and hrs., dwelling plantation .
Test: Hugh Kelly, Ann Tarlton, Mary Collison (Cullison).
N. B.Cousin Hugh and cousin John should
be nephew, for they are the sons of Richard Hopewell.
Probate taken in presence of Richard Hopewell, bro. and hr.-at-law
to testator. 21. 823.
Hopewell, Richard, son of Richard Hopewell, gent. (nunc.),St. Mary's
Co.,25th Nov., 1732.
To bro. Joseph, personalty; sd. bro. dying during minority, sd.
legacy to bro. John.
To sisters Ann and Elizabeth, personalty; in case of death of either
of them, sister Mary to inherit portion of dec'd.
To sister Mary, personalty.
Ex.: Father afsd.
Test: Thomas McWilliams, Thomas Kirby (Kearby). 20, 545.
Edward Horn, SMC 12/9/1760-3/4/1761. Daughter: Mary, slaves. Daughter:
Ann and her heirs my present dwelling plantation called "Halfhead
Folly" and furniture. Daughter: Elizabeth, furniture. Wife:
Stasy, 1/3 of estate; daughters named above to have balance equally.
Exec: Wife. Wit: Richard Milburn, Thomas Craighill, Basil Rhodes
Horne, Francis (Franck),St. Mary's Co.,14th Feb., 1732;
31st Mch., 1733.
Sister Winnifred extx., of will and also of personal estate, shd.
sd. sister die without issue then to ascend to sister Mary, shd.
sister Mary die without issue to descend to "my cousin Hana
Horne and her hrs.
Test: Thomas Underwood, Charles Gough, Isabel Cook. 20. 631.
Hoskins (Haskins), William
Hoskins (Haskins), William, planter,St. Mary's Co.,25th Oct., 1722;
10th Nov., 1722.
To sons William and John, daus. Sarah and Elizabeth and dau.-in-law
Grace Knott, personalty.
To wife Ann, extx., residue of estate.
Test: John Ireland, Wm. Willis, Thos. Reeves. 18, 17.
Hotchkeys, Richard, (nunc.) Cross Manor,St. Mary's Co.,15th Oct.,
22nd Oct., 1659.
Test: Thos. Matthews, John Abingdon. 1. 113.
Hotchkeys, Richard, (nunc.) Cross Manor,St. Mary's Co.,15th Oct.,
22nd Oct., 1659. Anne-Tilney, execx. Test: Thos. Matthews, John
Houldcraft, George, Dr.,St.Mary's Co.,21st Sept., 1662;
2nd Dec., 1665.
Wife Susannah, execx. and sole legatee.
To brothers Michael and Valentine Houldcraft, of Eng., sd. estate
at death of wife afsd.
Test: Abraham Lemartre, Jas. Edmond. 1. 237
John Hoult, SMC 9/11/1751-11/1/1751. Sons: Raphael and John, the
land I now live on. Children: Raphael, John, Susanna, Mary, Sarah,
and Matthew Hoult and the child my wife now goes with, my personal
equally divided. Exec: Wife, Lucretia. Wit: Justinian Jordan, Ignatius
Wheeler, Jr., John Williams.
Bennet Howard, SMC 3/7/1782-3/18/1785. "White Haven"
to be divided. Mentions land where James Plummer lives and that
his property adjoins Mt. Misery. Grandson: Bennet Howard, "Pt.
White Haven" after the death of his grandmother, Elizabeth
Howard and the death of his father, Joseph Howard. Granddaughter:
Ann Johnson, the remaining pt. of "White Haven" and "Blindman's
chance" after the death of her grandmother, Elizabeth Howard
and the death of her mother, Mary Johnson. Daughter: Jane Howard,
"Heard's Purchase" after the death of her mother, Elizabeth;
she is to receive the rent from the place where my son Joseph now
lives in case it's rented out; she is to be prudent and obedient
to her mother; if she dies without heirs, land devised to my grandsons,
Richard Johnson and Joseph Johnson, but their mother, Mary Johnson
shall have her life in same and neither may not sell except to each
other; if dau. Jane dies, she should will this property to her sister,
Elizabeth Thompson if she is a widow. Son: Joseph, 1 milled shilling.
Daughter: Mary Johnson, 1 milled shilling. Daughter: Elizabeth,
1 milled shilling. Wife: Elizabeth, all of my real estate during
her life and all of my personal estate except the negro devised
to daughter Jane on the condition she remain a widow. If she marries,
my personal estate to be divided into 4 parts--one part to the children
of son Joseph; one pt. to the children of daughter, Mary Johnson;
one pt. to the children of daughter, Elizabeth Thompson; and 1 pt.
to daughter Jane. My grandson, Bennet Howard and granddaughter,
Ann Johnson are excepted. Execs: Wife, Elizabeth and daughter, Jane.
Wit: Richard Wathen, John Monarch, John Jarboe.
Howard, William, Sr., planter,St. Mary's Co.,16th Aug., 1729;
24th Nov., 1730.
To sons William and Thomas and daus. Rachel Ford, Anne Dartt and
Margaret Shanks, 1s. each.
To son Peter and hr., dwell. plan. Twittnam; sd. son
dying without issue, sd. plan. to son James and hrs.; and personalty.
To sons James and John, personalty.
Wife Mary, extx.
Test: Robert Lang, John Shurtliff, Peter Shurtliff. 20, 130.
Hudson, Jeffery,St. Mary's Co.,18th Feb., 1677;
8th Apr., 1678.
To John Heard and hrs., entire estate.
Ex. not named.
Test: Nich. Geulick. 9. 2.
Hull, Henry,St. Mary's Co.,6th Nov., 1675;
11th Dec., 1675.
To Francis Sourton, Eliza:, wife of William Hatton of St. George's,
and to brother Humphry in Dorchester, personalty.
Thomas Dent, ex. and residuary legatee of estate real and personal.
Test: Wm. Hatton, Geo. Mackall. 2. 370.
Hulls, Meverell,St. Mary's Co.,19th Nov., 1743;
27th Dec., 1743.
To wife Elizabeth, 150 A. dwelling plantation and personal estate
for life and 150 A. dwelling plantation to her and her hrs. in lieu
of such hrs. to pass to her cousin Edward Barber, son of Luke.
To sister Rebecca , land belonging to sister Sarah,
To bros. John and Luke Barber, 150 A. dwelling plantation at death
of wife Elizabeth.
To dau. Elizabeth, personal estate at death of wife Elizabeth.
Test: William Elliot, Cornelius Barber, Peter Moran.
Note: Widow makes her election and abides by the will.
Hulse, William,St. Mary's Co.,19th Dec., 1725;
2nd Mch., 1725-6.
To sons James and William and their hrs., 120 A. Hulse's Lott
and 80 A. bou. of Samuel Swann equally. Shd. either die without
issue, survivor to inherit portion of dec'd; shd. both die, sd.
tracts to revert to wife to be disposed of as she thinks
Wife Mary extx. and residuary legatee.
Test: Laurence Lant, Richard Smoot, Stourton Edwards. 18, 454.
Hunt, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,13th Apr., 1676;
20th Apr., 1676.
To Anne Murphy, personalty.
Robert Carvill, ex. and residuary legatee of estate (personal).
Test: Saml. Cooksey, Robt. Bing. 5. 16.
Hunt, Thomas, (nunc),St. Mary's Co., ;
10th Jan., 1675.
Thomas Griffin, ex. and sole legatee.
Test: Thos. Bayley, Jos. Edly. 2. 377
Hunt, Thomas, gent.,St. Mary's Co.,10th Dec., 1733;
24th Feb., 1735.
To godsons George Vaudery and Joanna, his sister, 218 A. dwelling
plantation held by lease from the Lord Baltimore called Plimouth,
in Chaptico Manor, divided equally.
To Phillemon Vaudery, personalty.
George and Joanna Vaudery, exs. and residuary legatees.
Test: James Briscoe, Zachariah Bond, John Jo. Sothoron. 21. 518.
Hunton, Benjamin,St. Mary's Co.,21st Apr., 1675;
11th May, 1675.
To Thomas Vaughan and James Lewis, exs., entire estate.
Test: Thos. Potter, Jno. Stevens. 2. 62.
Huscolah (Husculah), William
Huscolah (Husculah), William,St. Mary's Co.,29th Dec., 1693;
29th May, 1695.
John Nalle, who married teatator's sister Jane, ex. and sole legatee
of estate, real and personal, including 150 A. in the forest given
testator by his father, Dennis Husculah, provided he pay a certain
indebtedness to John Dent; otherwise entire estate to pass to sd.
John Dent, who is then appointed ex.
Test: Rich'd Burley, Jemima Cabshaw, Moses James, Walter King. 7.
Husculaw, Dennis,St. Mary's Co.,27th Nov., 1687;
18th Mch., 1687-8.
To wife Eliza:, extx., dower rights.
To dau. Ann Willer and hrs., 100 A., St. Ann's.
To dau. Jane at 18 yrs. of age, and hrs., 50 A., St. Vincent's.
To son William and hrs, residue of estate, real and personal.
Overseers: Robt. and Francis Green.
Test: Wm. Boarman, Richard Edelen, Thos. Hage. 4. 304.
Hutchings, Frances,St. Mary's Co.,1st June, 1719;
25th Sept., 1719.
To sister Katharine Hassell, personalty and land bequeathed testatrix
by will of father (with consent of bro. Robt., sd.
land not being divided).
To bro. William, personalty.
To bro. Robert, ex., personalty in possession of Jonathan Gurr and
14s. in Wm. Ennises hands.
Test: William Wilkeson, Jr., Robt. Clark, Jr., Richard Osberne.
Hutchins, Robert,St. Mary's Co.,14th Dec., 1732;
20th May, 1734.
To sons Aqully and Francis and their hrs., land in Resurrection
Manner, wife Frances to have certain privileges thereon during
her widowhood; should either of sd. sons die without issue, their
portion to pass to son Robert and hrs.; should both die as afsd.
sd. lands to be divided between son Robert and dau. Catherine and
their hrs.; should all four child. die land to pass to brother John's
son Francis and hrs.
To son Aquily, personalty already in his poss.; residue to be divided
between other 3 child.
Wife Frances, extx., son Robert to remain with wife until 21 yrs.
Test: George Howell, Edwd. Goldesbery, Evin Howell, John Read. 21.
Hyde, Henry,St. Mary's Co.,29th Oct., 1675;
6th Nov., 1675.
To dau. Ann, personalty, the gift of her grandparents, John and
To dau Margaret, personalty, the gift of her godmother, Ellinor
Wife Frances, execx. and to have use of estate during life.
Son Robert to inherit real estate.
Overseers: Thos. Dent, fother John Wachope, brother Thomas Hatton.
Test: Geo. Dundas, Jno. Pollart. 2. 361.
Jarboe, Henry,St. Mary's Co.,18th Mch., 1708;
18th Apr., 1709.
To eld. son Henry, dwelling plantation, 100 A., .
To son Peter, 100 A., , where Thos. Lowe, shoemaker,
To son Charles and hrs., 100 A., .
To son Ignatius and hrs., 100 A., .
To dau. Mary and hrs., 50 A., .
To dau. Monika and hrs., 50 A., .
To all child. afsd., personalty. Should daus. die without issue,
their estate to revert to Charles and Ignatius.
Trustees during minority of child.: brother Peter Joy, John Niles,
James Gough and Eliza: Davis.
Test: John Ryley, Dan'll Langhorne, Edward Howell, Mary Langhorne.
Part 212. 63.
Jarboo (Jarboe), Henry
Jarboo, Henry,St. Mary's Co.,20th Feb., 1742-3;
4th March, 1742-3.
To son Henry, ex., dwell. plan.
To child. Mary, James, and Stephen, personalty.
Test: John Riley, Rich Mahoney, Tho. Smart.