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Some Maryland Will Abstracts
Posted by: Margaret Nichol Date: February 20, 2001 at 11:40:37
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These were copied from The Maryland Calendar of Wills, compiled & edited by Jane Baldwin (Source book in McClung Room, Customs Building, Knoxville, Tennessee, Copied 2 Nov 1987)

Wills from 1635 (Earliest Probated) to 1685
Vol I

P.61 Paully, Lionel, Anne Arundel County
18th Mar 1670-1; 20 May 1671
To Nathan Smith and hrs "Bersheba"
To Wm. Anderson, 100 a.
To Grace Deaver, personalty
Charles Beanon, ex. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
Test: Sam'l Lane, Richard Deaver

Wills from 1685 to 1702
Vol II

p.216 Peacock, Eliza; Calvert County, 24 Jul 1700
To 5 child., viz. Eliza Deaver; Geo, Thomas and Ann Freeman and Francis Peacock; entire estate equally.
Exe: Son-in-law Gilbert Deaver
Test: Mary Goddard, Matthew Goddard,
Wm. Parker

Maryland Colonial Wills, Volume III

p. 26 White, Nicholas, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, 29 Aug 1703; 4 Mar 1703
To son Nicholas and daughter, Mary
personalty, wife Grace, extx and
resudary legatee of estate. In event
of marriage of wife, child, afsd to be
of age at 18 yrs.
Test: Jas. Wood, Jn. Deavour, Richard

198 John Stephens' will dated 1 Jun 1711; 11 Jun 1711, leaves Richard Dever land bought from Jno. Emerton.

Maryland Colonial Records, Vol. IV

p. 65 Gilbard Deaver test. for Will of Thos
Tucker, Calvert Co. 12 Apr 1716; 5 Jul 1716 along with James Duke and Joshua Sedwicke.

p. 24 James Deavour test to will of David Bowen, Calvert Court, 4 May 1717; 27 June 1719 along with John Derumple, Jn. Brooke, Alphonso Carder, and Sarah Brook

Maryland Colonial Records, Vol. V

p. 8 Gilbert Deavour, 19 Feb 1719; 7 May 1720
To Wife, Elizabeth, extx. entire estate, shd she die before test, be appointed son Richard, exe & desire that tow of his sons shd. take charge of his youngest son & dau., all unnamed. est: George Layne, Thomas Morgan and illiam Biddle

P. 165 Richard Deavour test. for Marth Dancey, widow, of St. Mary's Co., 19 Feb 1723; 22 Apr 1724 along with John Mitchel, James Davies amd Phillip Key

Maryland Colonial Records
Vol. VI

p. 215 John Deaver, Baltimore Co. 3 Jan 1731; 8 Mar 1721
To son Richard and hrs. pt. of "Turkey's Hill", sd land to begin at sand bare. testator by Richard Ruff; to run N.W. until it intersects land bo. by Benjamin Jones, to run with sd. land until it intersects "Come by Chance". In case sd son will not accept of above bequest in full satisfaction for tract bou. by him afsd. land to be sold and the proceeds to be pd. to sd. Richard or hrs for satisfaction for afsd. land "Broken Island"
To son Samuel and Hrs. all other lands with dwelling plan.___at decease of his mother, Hannah, sd son dying without issue, sd lands to be divided bet. daus. Elizabeth Preston and Mary and their heirs."sons Richard, John and Antill, 1s each "wife, Hannah, extx, residue of personal estate during life; at her decease to be divided among 3 child, Samuel, Elizabeth Preston and Mary. Test: John Wagstafe, Ann Tredway, Thomas Brasier

Maryland Colonial Records

P. 68 Benjamin Deavour, Baltimore Co. 1 Oct 1738; 14 Mar 1739
To bro. John and hrs. tract "Abbotts Forest" near Bush R. wich testator purchased of Isaac Webster. Samuel Fowler to have use of land for 1 year."Father, Richard, entire personal estate; Testator desires that Rev. Hutchison preach his funeral sermon. Test: William Smith, Sarah Smith, Mary Pearson

p. 157 Elizabeth Deaver test. for Rich'd Freeman will, 9 Sep 1726; 13 Jan 1741, along with Elizabeth Card, Martha Parditt

p. 157 William Deaver test. to will of Robert Ormes, 1 Jan 1741; 23 Feb 1741, with Aaron Williams

p. 41 John Deaver, Ann Arundel Co., 12 Nov 1732; 24 Apr 1733, To Wife, Hannah, extx. and hrs. dwelling, plantation, with all lands and appurenances thereto. Test: Gerrad Hopkins, William Bury, John Perins


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