James Ingersoll Day1

M, b. 1812, d. 1895
Last Edited29 Apr 2016
Birth*1812James Ingersoll Day was born in 1812.1 
Marriage*circa 1835He married Sarah Elizabeth Armitage circa 1835.1 
Death*1895James Ingersoll Day died in 1895.1 

Family

Sarah Elizabeth Armitage b. 1816, d. 1896
Child 1.Abigail 'Abby' Hannah Day+1 b. 5 Oct 1836, d. 6 Dec 1917

Citations

  1. [S2259] findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 80446277 (Abigail Hannah 'Abby' Day Slocomb).

Sarah Elizabeth Armitage1,2

F, b. 1816, d. 1896
Last Edited5 Jun 2016
Birth*1816Sarah Elizabeth Armitage was born in 1816.1 
Marriage*circa 1835She married James Ingersoll Day circa 1835.1 
Married Namecirca 1835 As of circa 1835,her married name was Day. 
Death*1896Sarah Elizabeth Armitage died in 1896.1 

Family

James Ingersoll Day b. 1812, d. 1895
Child 1.Abigail 'Abby' Hannah Day+1 b. 5 Oct 1836, d. 6 Dec 1917

Citations

  1. [S2259] findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 80446277 (Abigail Hannah 'Abby' Day Slocomb).
  2. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 for Mrs. Abby H. Day Slocomb, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the DAR Vol 003.

Tobias Gibson Richardson1

M, b. 3 January 1827, d. 26 May 1892
Last Edited29 Apr 2016
Birth*3 January 1827Tobias Gibson Richardson was born on 3 January 1827 at Lexington, Kentucky.1 
Marriage*circa 1868He married Ida Ann Slocomb, daughter of Samuel Banister Slocomb and Cora Ann Cox, circa 1868.1 
Census head*2 June 1880Tobias was listed as a head of household in the census of 2 June 1880 at City of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. HH#36 at 282 Prylania Street was headed by T.G. Richardson, a 53 year old physician. Listed with him were Ida Richardson, a 50 year old wife and C.A. Slocomb, a 69 year old mother-in-law.2 
Death*26 May 1892He died on 26 May 1892 at City of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at age 65. Prof. T.G. Richardson died at 8:30 o'clock last evening, Prof. T.G. Richardson, M.D., at his residence corner of Second and Prytania streets, succumbed to a protracted siege of illness and passed into the "great beyond." Dr. Richardson was born at Lexington, KY, 3 Jan 1827. His ancestors were among the pioneer settlers of Kentucky; under the leadership of the famous Daniel Boone. He was educated at the University of Louisville. After his graduation he filled several important chairs as a medical professor in Kentucky, finally coming to Louisiana in 1868 to become Professor of Anatomy in the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. He was made president of the American Medical Society in 1879. His reputation as a surgeon was worldwide, having rendered invaluable service to the Confederate soldiers during the late Civil War. Dr. Richardson was a great lover of flowers and trees. His home is surrounded by a garden that he delighted in cultivating, which contains some of the rarest and choicest plants and trees in the city. The deceased leaves no other living heirs than his beloved widow, nee Miss Ida Slocomb. The announcement of the time of his funeral will be made tomorrow.1 
Burial*Tobias was buried at Metairie Cemetery, City of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.1 

Family

Ida Ann Slocomb b. 6 Apr 1830, d. 10 Apr 1910

Citations

  1. [S2259] findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 80446279 (Tobias Gibson Richardson).
  2. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1880 Federal Census, Orleans Parish, LA.

Ann (-----)1

F, b. circa 1790
Last Edited29 Apr 2016
Birth*circa 1790Ann (-----) was born circa 1790 at Louisiana.1 
Marriage*circa 1810She married Nathaniel Cox circa 1810 at Orleans Parish, Louisiana.1 
Married Namecirca 1810 As of circa 1810,her married name was Cox. 
Census w/daughter*2 October 1850Ann was listed with her daughter in the census of 2 October 1850 at 3rd District, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. HH#1678 was headed by E. Davis, a 29 year old merchant. Listed with him were W.S. Pickett, a 30 year old merchant; A. Mott, a 39 year old clerk; L.G. Blanchard, a 40 year old merchant; J. Morgan, a 29 year old physician; C.S. Slocomb, a 39 year old female with real estate valued at $271,500; Ida Slocomb, age 20; Augusta Slocomb, age 17; Comfort Slocomb, age 19; and Ann Cox, age 60. (NOTE: The page break occurred between J. Morgan and C.S. Slocomb. Although there was no new HH# for C.S. Slocomb, it seems likely that C.S. Slocomb was the head of a separate household.)1 

Family

Nathaniel Cox b. c 1775
Child 1.Cora Ann Cox+1 b. 1 Jan 1811, d. 15 Mar 1884

Citations

  1. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1850 Federal Census, Orleans Parish, LA.

Henry Pennington1

M, b. circa 1660, d. before 24 May 1714
Last Edited2 May 2016
Birth*circa 1660Henry Pennington was born circa 1660.1 
Marriage*circa 1685He married Deborah (-----) circa 1685.1 
Land patented*February 1704/5Henry Pennington patented land in February 1704/5 at Sussex Co, VA. In February 1704/05 the Commissioner of Property granted by warrant a tract of 404 acres in Sussex County to Henry Pennington. Henry Pennington bequeathed the property to Elizabeth Watson who subsequently married William Burton, a sawyer of Sussex County. On August 5, 1736, William and Elizabeth
Burton sold 200 acres of land, located on the south side of the Main Branch of Cedar Creek and adjoining the Mill Branch, to William Fisher for 40 pounds (Sussex County Deed Book G7:158­159, August 5, 1736; hereafter SCDB). Shortly after, William Fisher absented himself from Sussex County without paying his debts. His brother James, one of his creditors, sued and obtained a judgment against him in the May Term 1736. The land was taken in execution of the judgment. John Shankland, Esquire, High Sheriff of Sussex County, sold the land to James Reed, the highest bidder, for 26 pounds five shillings (SCDB G7:236-237, February 7, 1737). Upon James Reed's death, the property passed to his sons John and Jesse Reed. Jesse Reed purchased his brother's interest in the land. When Jesse Reed died intestate his eldest son James acquired the land (SCDB 41:388, December 13,1800).2 
Will*30 December 1713Henry made a will on 30 December 1713 at Sussex Co, VA. In his will Henry Pennington named heirs: wife Deborah Pennington; daughter Mary Nuel; Elizabeth Wattson Jr. (daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Wattson). Extrx wife Deborah Pennington. Witt: Caleb Cirwithin, Elizabeth Cirwithin and John Nutter.1 
Death*before 24 May 1714He died before 24 May 1714 at Sussex Co, VA.1 

Family

Deborah (-----) b. c 1660
Child 1.Mary Pennington1 b. c 1690

Citations

  1. [S2194] State Archivist Leon deValinger Jr, Calendar of Sussex County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800, p. 24 (will of Henry Pennington, wife Deborah).
  2. [S2620] Robert 'Bob' Burton, William Burton Family Migration from Sussex Co, DE to Duplin Co, NC.

Deborah (-----)1

F, b. circa 1660
Last Edited1 May 2016
Birth*circa 1660Deborah (-----) was born circa 1660.1 
Marriage*circa 1685She married Henry Pennington circa 1685.1 
Married Namecirca 1685 As of circa 1685,her married name was Pennington. 
Census w/husband*30 December 1713Deborah was listed with her husband in the census of 30 December 1713 at Sussex Co, VA. In his will Henry Pennington named heirs: wife Deborah Pennington; daughter Mary Nuel; Elizabeth Wattson Jr. (daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Wattson). Extrx wife Deborah Pennington. Witt: Caleb Cirwithin, Elizabeth Cirwithin and John Nutter.1 

Family

Henry Pennington b. c 1660, d. b 24 May 1714
Child 1.Mary Pennington1 b. c 1690

Citations

  1. [S2194] State Archivist Leon deValinger Jr, Calendar of Sussex County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800, p. 24 (will of Henry Pennington, wife Deborah).

Mary Pennington1

F, b. circa 1690
FatherHenry Pennington1 b. c 1660, d. b 24 May 1714
MotherDeborah (-----)1 b. c 1660
Last Edited1 May 2016
Birth*circa 1690Mary Pennington was born circa 1690 at Sussex Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1710She married (-----) Nuel circa 1710.1 
Married Namecirca 1710 As of circa 1710,her married name was Nuel. 
Will - Father's*30 December 1713Mary was named in her father's will on 30 December 1713 at Sussex Co, VA. In his will Henry Pennington named heirs: wife Deborah Pennington; daughter Mary Nuel; Elizabeth Wattson Jr. (daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Wattson). Extrx wife Deborah Pennington. Witt: Caleb Cirwithin, Elizabeth Cirwithin and John Nutter.1 

Family

(-----) Nuel b. c 1685

Citations

  1. [S2194] State Archivist Leon deValinger Jr, Calendar of Sussex County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800, p. 24 (will of Henry Pennington, wife Deborah).

(-----) Nuel1

M, b. circa 1685
Last Edited1 May 2016
Birth*circa 1685(-----) Nuel was born circa 1685.1 
Marriage*circa 1710He married Mary Pennington, daughter of Henry Pennington and Deborah (-----), circa 1710.1 

Family

Mary Pennington b. c 1690

Citations

  1. [S2194] State Archivist Leon deValinger Jr, Calendar of Sussex County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800, p. 24 (will of Henry Pennington, wife Deborah).

William (of Robt II) Burton (miller)1

M, b. circa 1702, d. 26 February 1757
FatherRobert Burton II1 b. c 1679, d. b 28 May 1724
MotherCatherine (-----)1 b. c 1680
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited2 May 2016
Birth*circa 1702William (of Robt II) Burton (miller) was born circa 1702 at Sussex Co, DE.1 
Will - Father's*25 April 1724William was named in his father's will on 25 April 1724 at Sussex Co, DE. In his will Robert Burton Jr., Yeoman, listed heirs: wife Catharine; sons William, Samuel, Robert and Joseph; daughters Catharine, Elizabeth, Comfort and Sarah. Extrs: wife Catharine and son William. Witt: Samuel Davis, William Burton & Danet Penoyre. (Source: Valinger, p. 33) A more complete version of the will of Robert Burton Jr, yeoman of Sussex County Upon Delaware in the Territory of Pennsylvania, signed 4/25/1724, was proved 5/28/1724. Item: .....bequeath unto my eldest son William Burton one plantation on the Indian River whereon I now live containing 394 acres of land, and 100 acres of land more, lying over the branch in Maryland to him and to his heirs forever ____ my beloved wife Catharine Burton shall have liberty and priviledge in the said plantation of all she has occation of for and during the time of her widowhood..... Exrs: wife Catharine and eldest son William Burton. Wits: Samuel Davis, William Burton, Danet Penoyre. (Source: Sussex Co, DE Will Book A, pages 184-6.)1,2 
Marriage*circa 1725He married Elizabeth Watson, daughter of Isaac Watson I and Elizabeth Purnell, circa 1725 at Sussex Co, DE.2 
Land bought*4 August 1736William (of Robt II) Burton (miller) bought land on 4 August 1736 at Sussex Co, DE. William Fisher, yeoman of Sussex Co, DE, sold to William Burton, miller of the same place, for 75 pds & 5 shillings, as well as the annual payments due the Trustee of the General Loan Office, 233 acres of land and marsh. Land is part of a larger tract of land on the south side of Broad Kill Creek (Broadkill River begins near the present-day Town of Milton and flows east, emptying into Delaware Bay) called Maiden Head Thicket. Land is near Haystack Landing, and is bounded by the line of the patent, and by Broad Creek. The larger tract which was allotted to William Fisher by the 5 persons appointed by the Orphan's Court held at Lewes Town on 11/21/1729. Signed: Willm Fisher. Witt: Jabez Maud Fisher, John Russel.2 
Land sold*5 August 1736He sold land on 5 August 1736 at Sussex Co, DE. William Burton, miller of Sussex Co, DE, and his wife Elizabeth, sold to William Fisher, yeoman of the same place, for 40 pds, 200 acres of land. Land is part of a larger tract of 404 acres, which was granted by warrant of the commissioners of property on the 3rd day of 2nd month 1705, and surveyed 11 May next ensuing, for Henry Pennington. Henry Pennington bequeathed the tract to Elizabeth, wife of William Burton, who is selling 200 acres of this 404 acre tract to William Fisher. Land being sold joins the Mill Branch of Cedar Creek and is the same land where widow Watson lately lived. Signed: Will'm burton & Elisabeth Burton. Witt: Jabez Maud Fisher, John Russel.2 
Land deed named in*7 February 1737/38He was named in a deed on 7 February 1737/38 at Sussex Co, DE. John Shankland, Esqr, High Sheriff of Sussex Co, DE, sold to James Reed, yeoman of the same place, for 26 pds, 5 shillings, 200 acres of land. Land is part of a larger tract of 404 acres situated in Sussex Co, DE, which was formerly granted by warrant from Commissioners of Property on the 3rd day of the 2nd month 1705 to Henry Pennington. Henry Pennington bequeathed to Elizabeth Watson who afterwards married William Burton, sawyer of Sussex Co. William and Elizabeth Burton sold 200 acres on 8/5/1736 to Willm Fisher. The 200 acres adjoins the Mill Branch of Cedar Creek and is on the south side of the main branch of Cedar Creek, and is bounded by a dividing line, by a small branch, by the mouth of the sd branch near the main branch of Cedar Branch by a path. The 200 acres was surveyed by Wm Shankland on 25 Jan 1737. Sometime thereafter, Willm Fisher absented himself from the government, without taking due care to pay his debts.....The land was taken in execution and sold at public vendue and sold to James Reed as the highest bidder. Witt: Cornelas Kollock, John Welbore.2 
Land sold13 January 1740/41He sold land on 13 January 1740/41 at Sussex Co, DE. William Burton, miller late of Sussex Co, did convey unto Thomas Lawrence, 394 acres. (NOTE: This was evidently the 394 acres he inherited from his father's will.)2 
Power of Atty gave*23 December 1743He gave power of attorney on 23 December 1743 at Worcester Co, MD. Whereas I, William Burton, of Worcester Co, MD, & late of Sussex Co, adjoyning the province of Pennsylvania, do own and acknowledge my self indebted to John Worthington, of Lewes, Sussex Co, DE, afsd merchant, in the sum of 260 pds. William Burton authorizes John Worthington to settle any accounts owed to or from him, particularly any and all accounts with Thomas Lawrence, of the City of Philadelphia. John Worthington is to keep the proceeds of these settlements. Witt: William Clarkson, John Neill.2 
Power of Atty gave9 June 1744He gave power of attorney on 9 June 1744 at Craven Co, NC. William Burton, of Craven Co, NC, gave power of attorney to "trusty and loving friends" John Powell and Arthur Johnston to collect debts owed to him. Witnesses: Thomas Smith, Mallachi Johnston.2 
Land patented19 November 1744He patented land on 19 November 1744 at Craven Co, NC. Burton enters 50 acres in Craven Co, NC on north side of Trent River about 50 yards below Cordies Landing.2 
Land patented*19 November 1744He patented land on 19 November 1744 at Craven Co, NC. Burton enters 200 acres in Craven Co, NC, borders Jacob Reasonover, includes a beaverdam near Trent River (runs from Comfort to Trenton to Pollocksville to New Bern); rites proved in Council.2 
Land patented20 November 1744He patented land on 20 November 1744 at Craven Co, NC. William Burton was admitted to the North Carolina Council held at Newbern to prove his rights in Craven Co, NC. His household consisted of 3 whites and 2 blacks. A Robert Savage also was admitted with a family of 13 whites and 1 black. On 11/22/1744, William Burton petitioned the council for a warrant for 200 and 50 acres in Craven Co, NC.2 
Power of Atty gave26 January 1744/45He gave power of attorney on 26 January 1744/45 at Sussex Co, DE. Power of Attorney William Burton to Elizabeth Burton. Know all men by these presents that I William Burton, late of Worcester Co, MD, do make, constitute and appoint my lawfull wife Elizabeth Burton, of the same place, to be my true and lawfull attorney....to sell 200 acres of land...on Cedar Creek in Sussex Co and likewise to sell.....3 tracts of land lying in Worcester Co, MD. One tract called Late at Night of 60 acres and one tract of 40 acres called Piney Neck and all my his right, claim, title and interest of one called Cowbridge..... Signed: William Burton. Witt: Edward Short, John Phillips. On 20 Feb 1744/45 Edward Short and John Phillips proved the power of attorney before "one of his majesties of the peace for the county" Woodman Stockley.2 
Marriage Contract10 November 1750A contract for the marriage of William (of Robt II) Burton (miller) and Priscilla Hall (widow?) was signed on 10 November 1750 at Craven Co, NC; Wm Burton, mill wright of Craven Co, to Priscilla Hall and Lemuel Hatch, Esq, a marriage is intended between Wm Burton and Priscilla Hall, widow, for the goods he will receive and to preserve the goods to Priscilla and her 2 children. Burton agrees with Hatch that immediately after the marriage, Burton will occupy and enjoy his own goods and chattels.....which are not in Priscilla Hall"s possession; Burton will dispose of the property as follows: (a) negro girl Doll, a feather bed, a mare, iron kettle, pot trammel, and 2 cows and calves for benefit of Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Priscilla, (b) 2 cows and calves, a mare, feather bed, iron kettle, pot trammel, next child negro Jenny may bring forth that lives to age 2 for benefit of Rebecca, youngest daughter of Priscilla, (c) negro woman Jenny, 6 cow and calves, 50 pds for benefit of Priscilla; it's also agreed Priscilla can, in her lifetime or in her will, dispose of as she sees fit the negro woman Jenny and her increase, except as mentioned and the 50 pds. Wit: Mary West and James Lipsey. Witness oath 3/24/1758 by James Lipsey and Mary Murphy "called" Mary West before Peter Henly.2 
Marriage*after 10 November 1750William (of Robt II) Burton (miller) married Priscilla Hall (widow?) after 10 November 1750 at Craven Co, NC.2 
Est Settm't Named In*June 1751William (of Robt II) Burton (miller) was named in an estate settlement in June 1751 at Craven Co, NC. Court ordered that John Harper (an executor of the 1749 will of John Gillett) return all the effects that was attached by him against William Burton.2 
Land patented26 September 1753He patented land on 26 September 1753 at Duplin Co, NC. William Burton received a land patent for 400 acres in Duplin Co, NC on the west side of the NE branch of Cape Fear, joining the north side of Persimmon Branch, Condrick Whitman and Bonneys Branch.2 
Land patented18 March 1756He patented land on 18 March 1756 at Duplin Co, NC. William Burton received a land patent for 56 acres in Duplin Co, NC on the west side of the NE branch of Cape Fear River, above William Burton's home place, joining Condrick Widman.2 
Death*26 February 1757He died on 26 February 1757. Bond of Conveyance - Thomas Simmons and Ann his wife, formerly Ann Luis, both of Craven Co, NC, am firmly bound unto Paul Waples, merchant of Sussex Co, in the sum of 60 pds.....the condition of this obligation is such that if Thomas Simmons and Ann his wife shall make over or impower some atty to make over a tract of land in Indian River, adj land of Thomas Carey & William Burton, who is dec'd, and formerly belonged to one John Williams, who by his will gave the same to Mary his wife and Mary bequeathed it to her grandchild Ann Luis, now Ann Simmons, then this present obligation to be void. Witt: Tho Clifton, Henry Draper.2 
Anecdote*12 September 1758 On 12 Sep 1758 in Duplin Co, NC, Priscilla Burton, administratix, held a publick sale of the goods and chattels of the estate of William Burton, deceased. Some of the buyers were: widow Burton, Elizabeth Burton, Watson Burton, Peteer Frederick.2 
Est inv filed*August 1761He's inventory was recorded in August 1761 at Duplin Co, NC. Inventory of the estate of William Burton, deceased, was reported in Aug 1761 term of court.2 

Family 1

Elizabeth Watson b. c 1702, d. b 10 Nov 1750
Marriage*circa 1725He married Elizabeth Watson, daughter of Isaac Watson I and Elizabeth Purnell, circa 1725 at Sussex Co, DE.2 
Children 1.Thomas Burton2 b. b 1735, d. b Dec 1798
 2.Watson Burton2 b. b 1740, d. b Jul 1824

Family 2

Priscilla Hall (widow?) b. c 1715
Marriage Contract10 November 1750A contract for the marriage of William (of Robt II) Burton (miller) and Priscilla Hall (widow?) was signed on 10 November 1750 at Craven Co, NC; Wm Burton, mill wright of Craven Co, to Priscilla Hall and Lemuel Hatch, Esq, a marriage is intended between Wm Burton and Priscilla Hall, widow, for the goods he will receive and to preserve the goods to Priscilla and her 2 children. Burton agrees with Hatch that immediately after the marriage, Burton will occupy and enjoy his own goods and chattels.....which are not in Priscilla Hall"s possession; Burton will dispose of the property as follows: (a) negro girl Doll, a feather bed, a mare, iron kettle, pot trammel, and 2 cows and calves for benefit of Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Priscilla, (b) 2 cows and calves, a mare, feather bed, iron kettle, pot trammel, next child negro Jenny may bring forth that lives to age 2 for benefit of Rebecca, youngest daughter of Priscilla, (c) negro woman Jenny, 6 cow and calves, 50 pds for benefit of Priscilla; it's also agreed Priscilla can, in her lifetime or in her will, dispose of as she sees fit the negro woman Jenny and her increase, except as mentioned and the 50 pds. Wit: Mary West and James Lipsey. Witness oath 3/24/1758 by James Lipsey and Mary Murphy "called" Mary West before Peter Henly.2 
Marriage*after 10 November 1750William (of Robt II) Burton (miller) married Priscilla Hall (widow?) after 10 November 1750 at Craven Co, NC.2 

Citations

  1. [S2194] State Archivist Leon deValinger Jr, Calendar of Sussex County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800, p. 33 (will of Robert Burton Jr., wife Catharine).
  2. [S2620] Robert 'Bob' Burton, William Burton Family Migration from Sussex Co, DE to Duplin Co, NC.

Priscilla Hall (widow?)1

F, b. circa 1715
Last Edited2 May 2016
Birth*circa 1715Priscilla Hall (widow?) was born circa 1715.1 
Marriage*circa 1735She married (-----) Hall circa 1735.1 
Marriage Contract10 November 1750A contract for the marriage of Priscilla Hall (widow?) and William (of Robt II) Burton (miller) was signed on 10 November 1750 at Craven Co, NC; Wm Burton, mill wright of Craven Co, to Priscilla Hall and Lemuel Hatch, Esq, a marriage is intended between Wm Burton and Priscilla Hall, widow, for the goods he will receive and to preserve the goods to Priscilla and her 2 children. Burton agrees with Hatch that immediately after the marriage, Burton will occupy and enjoy his own goods and chattels.....which are not in Priscilla Hall"s possession; Burton will dispose of the property as follows: (a) negro girl Doll, a feather bed, a mare, iron kettle, pot trammel, and 2 cows and calves for benefit of Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Priscilla, (b) 2 cows and calves, a mare, feather bed, iron kettle, pot trammel, next child negro Jenny may bring forth that lives to age 2 for benefit of Rebecca, youngest daughter of Priscilla, (c) negro woman Jenny, 6 cow and calves, 50 pds for benefit of Priscilla; it's also agreed Priscilla can, in her lifetime or in her will, dispose of as she sees fit the negro woman Jenny and her increase, except as mentioned and the 50 pds. Wit: Mary West and James Lipsey. Witness oath 3/24/1758 by James Lipsey and Mary Murphy "called" Mary West before Peter Henly.1 
Marriage*after 10 November 1750Priscilla Hall (widow?) married William (of Robt II) Burton (miller), son of Robert Burton II and Catherine (-----), after 10 November 1750 at Craven Co, NC.1 
Married Nameafter 10 November 1750 As of after 10 November 1750,her married name was Burton. 
Land acquired*8 June 1758Priscilla Hall (widow?) acquired land on 8 June 1758 at Duplin Co, NC. Pressella Burton traded to Francis Brice one negro woman called Teney (Jenny?-see 1749 will of John Gillett) for 165 acres in New Hanover Co, NC, now in Duplin Co, NC, located about 100 yards below Limestone Ford and a Dismal Pocosin. The land lies on the west side of the NE branch of Cape Fear. Per a 1763 survey done for Joseph Hodgeson, Francis Brice lived in the Cypress Creek area of southern Duplin Co.1 
Anecdote*12 September 1758 On 12 Sep 1758 in Duplin Co, NC, Priscilla Burton, administratix, held a publick sale of the goods and chattels of the estate of William Burton, deceased. Some of the buyers were: widow Burton, Elizabeth Burton, Watson Burton, Peteer Frederick.1 
Land patented*3 May 1760She patented land on 3 May 1760 at Duplin Co, NC. Priscilla Burton and Henry Skibbow received a land patent for 100 acres in Duplin Co, NC on the head of Persymon Branch.1 
Land pat named in*23 April 1762She was named in a land patent on 23 April 1762 at Duplin Co, NC. Henry Skibbow received a land patent for 50 acres in Duplin Co, NC in a fork of Persymmons Branch, between Watson Burton and Widow Burton.1 
Land deeded from*26 June 1763She deeded land on 26 June 1763 at Duplin Co, NC. Prisilla Burton deeded to John Johns 165 acres in Duplin Co, NC, located about 100 yards below Limestone Ford on the west side of the NE branch of Cape Fear.1 
Land pat named in16 November 1764She was named in a land patent on 16 November 1764 at Duplin Co, NC. John Johns receved a patent for 54 acres in Duplin Co, NC on west side of N.E. branch of Cape Fear River, opposite the mouth of Limestone Creek, between land he bought of widow Burton and the River.1 
Land sold*13 May 1766She sold land on 13 May 1766 at Duplin Co, NC. Prescilla Burton sold to Thomas Blake, for 5 pds, 56 acres on west side of the NE branch of Cape Fear River above William Burton's home place. Land was granted to William Burton by patent on 3/18/1756.1 
Land sold*10 April 1779She sold land on 10 April 1779 at Sampson-Duplin Co, NC. Precilla Burton, widow, sold to James Evans for 40pds, 100 acres on the head of Percimmon Branch. Land was surveyed (see 1760) for Precilla Burton and she reserved "the use and benefit of said land during my own natural life." Wit: William Frederick, Nicholas Bryan.1 

Family 1

(-----) Hall b. c 1710, d. b 10 Nov 1750
Marriage*circa 1735She married (-----) Hall circa 1735.1 
Children 1.Elizabeth Hall1 b. c 1736
 2.Rebecca Hall1 b. c 1740

Family 2

William (of Robt II) Burton (miller) b. c 1702, d. 26 Feb 1757
Marriage Contract10 November 1750A contract for the marriage of Priscilla Hall (widow?) and William (of Robt II) Burton (miller) was signed on 10 November 1750 at Craven Co, NC; Wm Burton, mill wright of Craven Co, to Priscilla Hall and Lemuel Hatch, Esq, a marriage is intended between Wm Burton and Priscilla Hall, widow, for the goods he will receive and to preserve the goods to Priscilla and her 2 children. Burton agrees with Hatch that immediately after the marriage, Burton will occupy and enjoy his own goods and chattels.....which are not in Priscilla Hall"s possession; Burton will dispose of the property as follows: (a) negro girl Doll, a feather bed, a mare, iron kettle, pot trammel, and 2 cows and calves for benefit of Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Priscilla, (b) 2 cows and calves, a mare, feather bed, iron kettle, pot trammel, next child negro Jenny may bring forth that lives to age 2 for benefit of Rebecca, youngest daughter of Priscilla, (c) negro woman Jenny, 6 cow and calves, 50 pds for benefit of Priscilla; it's also agreed Priscilla can, in her lifetime or in her will, dispose of as she sees fit the negro woman Jenny and her increase, except as mentioned and the 50 pds. Wit: Mary West and James Lipsey. Witness oath 3/24/1758 by James Lipsey and Mary Murphy "called" Mary West before Peter Henly.1 
Marriage*after 10 November 1750Priscilla Hall (widow?) married William (of Robt II) Burton (miller), son of Robert Burton II and Catherine (-----), after 10 November 1750 at Craven Co, NC.1 

Citations

  1. [S2620] Robert 'Bob' Burton, William Burton Family Migration from Sussex Co, DE to Duplin Co, NC.

(-----) Hall1

M, b. circa 1710, d. before 10 November 1750
Last Edited2 May 2016
Birth*circa 1710(-----) Hall was born circa 1710.1 
Marriage*circa 1735He married Priscilla Hall (widow?) circa 1735.1 
Death*before 10 November 1750(-----) Hall died before 10 November 1750 at Craven Co, NC.1 

Family

Priscilla Hall (widow?) b. c 1715
Children 1.Elizabeth Hall1 b. c 1736
 2.Rebecca Hall1 b. c 1740

Citations

  1. [S2620] Robert 'Bob' Burton, William Burton Family Migration from Sussex Co, DE to Duplin Co, NC.

Elizabeth Hall1

F, b. circa 1736
Father(-----) Hall1 b. c 1710, d. b 10 Nov 1750
MotherPriscilla Hall (widow?)1 b. c 1715
Last Edited2 May 2016
Birth*circa 1736Elizabeth Hall was born circa 1736.1 

Citations

  1. [S2620] Robert 'Bob' Burton, William Burton Family Migration from Sussex Co, DE to Duplin Co, NC.

Rebecca Hall1

F, b. circa 1740
Father(-----) Hall1 b. c 1710, d. b 10 Nov 1750
MotherPriscilla Hall (widow?)1 b. c 1715
Last Edited2 May 2016
Birth*circa 1740Rebecca Hall was born circa 1740.1 

Citations

  1. [S2620] Robert 'Bob' Burton, William Burton Family Migration from Sussex Co, DE to Duplin Co, NC.

Watson Burton1

M, b. before 1740, d. before July 1824
FatherWilliam (of Robt II) Burton (miller)1 b. c 1702, d. 26 Feb 1757
MotherElizabeth Watson1 b. c 1702, d. b 10 Nov 1750
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited3 May 2016
Birth*before 1740Watson Burton was born before 1740 at Sussex Co, DE.1 
Est Settm't Father's*12 September 1758He was named in the settlement of his father's estate on 12 September 1758 at Duplin Co, NC. On 12 Sep 1758 in Duplin Co, NC, Priscilla Burton, administratix, held a publick sale of the goods and chattels of the estate of William Burton, deceased. Some of the buyers were: widow Burton, Elizabeth Burton, Watson Burton, Peteer Frederick.1 
Land pat named in*23 April 1762He was named in a land patent on 23 April 1762 at Duplin Co, NC. Henry Skibbow received a land patent for 50 acres in Duplin Co, NC in a fork of Persymmons Branch, between Watson Burton and Widow Burton.1 
Land deed named in*30 January 1768He was named in a deed on 30 January 1768 at Sampson-Duplin Co, NC. Abraham Peacock sold to Richard Williams 50 acres in a fork of Possiman Branch between Watson Burtons and the widow Burtons lines.1 
Death*before July 1824He died before July 1824 at Duplin Co, NC. Jul 1824: Hogan Hunter guardian vs The Real Estate of Watson Burton-Hogan Hunter was given leave to sell 300+ acres, belonging to said BURTON, on Persimmon Creek, adjoining the lands of John and James Wilkinson and William Frederick. The court ordered that the Clerk of the Court cause as many of the known presumptive heirs of the said Watson Burton to be notified of the time and place of said sale, as may be practible, and particularly the descendents of Thomas Burton, a deceased brother of the said Watson Burton. Recorded in the Duplin Co, NC Superior Court Minutes.1 
Land Division of*July 1827He was named in a division of land in July 1827 at Duplin Co, NC. Jul 1827: Committee appointed to divide lands of Watson Burton, deceased, consisted of Joseph McGowen, William McGowen and Phill Southerland. List of heirs and their inheritances: 75 acres on Grove Swamp, adjoining land of Joseph McGowen. 24 acres. Out of these two tracts (99 acres), was laid out the following inheritances: Arthur Pittman and wife-10 acres, Charles Burton Sr.-10 acres, Straten Burton Jr. heirs-5 acres, Other 75 acres divided between: Straten Burton Sr., Thomas Burton, Samuel Burton, William Burton, Charles Burton Jr., Heirs of Hannah Williams, Priscilla Ward-118 acres on Grove Swamp plus another 24 acres. Elizabeth Evans-117 acres on Grove Swamp, adjoining land of Hogan Hunter plus another 20 acres. Recorded in Duplin Co, NC Reports of Committees to Divide Real Estate Book A, pages 51-2.1
 

Citations

  1. [S2620] Robert 'Bob' Burton, William Burton Family Migration from Sussex Co, DE to Duplin Co, NC.

Thomas Burton1

M, b. before 1735, d. before December 1798
FatherWilliam (of Robt II) Burton (miller)1 b. c 1702, d. 26 Feb 1757
MotherElizabeth Watson1 b. c 1702, d. b 10 Nov 1750
ChartsDescendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited3 May 2016
Birth*before 1735Thomas Burton was born before 1735 at Sussex Co, DE.1 
Death*before December 1798He died before December 1798 at New Hanover Co, NC. Will of Thomas Burton, dated Jan 1797, was proved in December 1798. Children: William Burton, Charles Burton, John Burton, Lidia Pitman, Hannah Williams, Elizabeth Burton, Straton Burton. Grandchildren: Thomas Burton, Watson Burton. Executors: Charles Burton, Straton Burton. Witnesses: Mark Wood, Jacob Shepard, John Henderson. Recorded in New Hanover Co, NC Will Book AB, pages 21-23. Also recorded in New Hanover Co, NC Court Minutes, page 021.1 
Est Settm't Bro's*July 1824He was named in the settlement of his brother's estate in July 1824 at Duplin Co, NC. Hogan Hunter guardian vs The Real Estate of Watson Burton - Hogan Hunter was given leave to sell 300+ acres, belonging to said BURTON, on Persimmon Creek, adjoining the lands of John and James Wilkinson and William Frederick. The court ordered that the Clerk of the Court cause as many of the known presumptive heirs of the said Watson Burton to be notified of the time and place of said sale, as may be practible, and particularly the descendents of Thomas Burton, a deceased brother of the said Watson Burton. Recorded in the Duplin Co, NC Superior Court Minutes.1 

Citations

  1. [S2620] Robert 'Bob' Burton, William Burton Family Migration from Sussex Co, DE to Duplin Co, NC.

Mary Bowdoin1

F, b. circa 1682
FatherPierre 'Peter' Claude Bowdoin1 b. 1639, d. Sep 1706
MotherElizabeth Fixe1 b. 1643, d. 18 Aug 1720
Last Edited3 May 2016
Birth*circa 1682Mary Bowdoin was born circa 1682 at France.1 
Marriage*22 August 1708She married Stephen Beautineau (Bouiteau) on 22 August 1708 at Boston, MA.1,2 
Married Name22 August 1708 As of 22 August 1708,her married name was Beautineau. 

Citations

  1. [S2594] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  2. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for Mary Baudoin.

Stephen Beautineau (Bouiteau)1

M, b. circa 1680
Last Edited3 May 2016
Birth*circa 1680Stephen Beautineau (Bouiteau) was born circa 1680 at France.1 
Marriage*22 August 1708He married Mary Bowdoin, daughter of Pierre 'Peter' Claude Bowdoin and Elizabeth Fixe, on 22 August 1708 at Boston, MA.1,2 

Family

Mary Bowdoin b. c 1682

Citations

  1. [S2594] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  2. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for Mary Baudoin.

Col. James (of Col. James) Martin II Esq.1

M, b. circa 1732, d. 15 May 1810
FatherCol. James Martin I2 b. c 1706, d. b 3 May 1748
MotherMary Downes2 b. c 1695, d. b 18 Feb 1774
Last Edited18 Jun 2016
Birth*circa 1732Col. James (of Col. James) Martin II Esq. was born circa 1732 at Worcester Co, MD.3 
Will - Father's12 December 1747James was named in his father's will on 12 December 1747 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will James Martin gave wife Mary Martin the use of my dwelling plantation and at her decease to son Thomas Martin. To daughter Elizabeth a slave. To son William 2 lots in Snow Hill Town, Nos. 17 & 18, for the making over of which I have Wm. Duke's and Thomas Gray's bonds. To son James, the 1/2 lott of land in Snow Hill Town purchased by Alex Bunele and myself of one John Martin heir to Edward Martin conveyance whereof is amongst the records of Somerset Co. Son-in-law (step-son) John Martin for conveyance to my son George a Lot of land in Snow Hill Town which he promised to convey to me but did not do so. To son George my Negro named Jacob, when said son arrives at age of 21 years. To son William, Jethro my mulatto boy, to be delivered to him when he arrives at age of 21 years. To son James a mulatto girl named Candis. To sons Thomas & William my wearing apparel. Mentions my daughter, name not given and gives her my double night gown and gold sleeve butons. To wife remainder of my moveable estate for her natural life, and to be disposed of among my children at her death. Wife Mary Extr. Witt: John Neill, Patrick Allison, John Done. Date on back of foregoing will 1747/8 May 3; came John Neil, Patrick Allison and John Done, who state they saw James Martin sign his will.3 
Marriage*circa 1754He married Mary 'Molly' Handy, daughter of Ebenezer Handy and Elizabeth Dashiell, circa 1754 at Worcester Co, MD.4,5 
Land patented*1757Col. James (of Col. James) Martin II Esq. patented land in 1757 at tract Addition, Worcester Co, MD.6 
Land bought*4 January 1760He bought land on 4 January 1760 at tract Broad Neck, Worcester Co, MD. William Selby, son of Thomas Selby, and wife Levina Selby sold to James Martin 210 ac of tract Broad Neck.6 
Est Settm't Bro's*between 8 August 1760 and 9 August 1764He was named in the settlement of his brother's estate between 8 August 1760 and 9 August 1764 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Capt. John Martin had been granted to Rev. John Rose, William Allen & Thomas Dashiell. Appraisers: James Falconer & Adam Spence. Creditors: John Taylor & Hugh Wallace. Next of Kin: James Martin and George Martin.7 
Will - Aunt's21 April 1768James was named in his aunt's will on 21 April 1768 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Esther Downs gave Sarah Downs Negro girl Linsey. To sister Mary Martin £6. To sister-in-law Betty Downs and her children the residue of estate equally. Witt: James Martin & Mary Martin.8 
Will - Nephew's*15 May 1768James was named in his nephew's will on 15 May 1768 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will William Whittingham gave wife Mary King Whittingham, 1/3 lands, plantation in Indian Town, Double Purchase Addition adjacent Double Purchase & Whittington's Meadow, & Extr. to son not yet baptised, John Rousby Whittinghton, balance and if he does not attain age, the to Step-Father Benton Harris and mother Betty Harris. To cousin Thomas Martin son of James (in Snow Hill) house & lot in Snow Hill. To cousin John Martin, son of John, my Indian Town lands including Double Purchase, Addition to Double Purchase, Whittington's Meadow, and adjoining lands after my wife death. My slaves and their progeny to be freed at the death of my family. To cousin Southey Littleton Whittington or Littleton Whittington son of Southy Littleton Whittington who now lives in Virginia, Sandy Wharf, Baltimores Gift and part of Sikes Island. To cousin Nancy Martin land of Outten Truitt Crown Point Hard Labour, 150 acres. To Nancy Martin who now lives at my Step-Fathers. To Dolly Martin and Esther Hall wife of Richard. Mentioned father Wm. W. Whittington. Friends Benton Harris, George Hayward guardians. Witt: Neil McMullen, Samuel Smyly, Polly Richardson & Jehu Jenkinson.4 
Land sold*2 February 1770He sold land on 2 February 1770 at tract Broad Neck, Indian Town, Worcester Co, MD. James Martin and wife Mary sold to Thomas Victor 210 ac of tract Broad Neck in Indian Town and 100 ac of tract Addition to Broad Neck.6 
Land bought22 May 1773He bought land on 22 May 1773 at tract Friends Security, Worcester Co, MD. Thomas Martin, George Martin and Elizabeth Handy, widow of Benjamin Handy, sold to James Martin to settle estate.6 
Will - Mother's*27 January 1774James was named in his mother's will on 27 January 1774 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Mary Martin gave son James Martin (Extr) Negro girl Savinah, Negro boy Tom and Negro boy Sampson. To son George Martin (Extr) Negro woman Jenny, Negro boy Toney. To son Thomas Martin, blacksmith tools. To daughter Mary Schoolfield a cow, calf, sow & pigs. To daughter Margaret Irving cow, calf & gown. To daughter Elizabeth Handy cow, calf & gown. To sons James and George Martin the residue of estate after paying debts and any claims my daughter Elizabeth Harris, wife of Benton Harris, may have. Witt: Henry Johnson, William Merrill & Dolly Merrill.2 
Land sold4 October 1784He sold land on 4 October 1784 at Worcester Co, MD. James Martin of Worcester County sold to Thomas Martin, his son, for 5 shillings, 200 acres of land being part of a tract called Snow Hill.9 
Will - Brother's*22 August 1800James was named in his brother's will on 22 August 1800 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will Thomas Martin gave wife Anna Bishop tract Puzzle (5.5 ac) and property she had at the time of our marriage. Land Acquantico Savannah to be sold. To daughters Leah Martin & Sarah Wise house, 50 ac and wood from tract Selbys Security. To son Thomas tract Selbys Security & Killams Choice. To grandchildren Sarah Martin, daughter of Wm. my son, balance of tract Dumlanding; Susan & Sarah Martin, daughters of my son George, Molly Martin, daughter of son Levin, Molly & William Wise children of daughter Sarah Wise. 10 ac adjacent to land of James Duer bought of McKimmy Scarborough part of tract Mardyke to be sold called Dumlanding. To nephew Thomas Martin. To children Thomas and Leah lands on the beach bought of Benjamin Dennis. Brother James Martin, friend Col. Samuel Handy & nephew Thomas Martin Extrs. Witt: Samuel R. Smith, Mary H. Martin & Charlotte H. Martin. On 9 Nov 1800 James Martin & Samuel Handy reject administration bonds. Thomas Martin Esq, Robert M. Richardson, Dr. John Neill (become administrators).10 
Will*12 March 1810James made a will on 12 March 1810 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will James Martin gave all the real estate of which I may died seized to Doctor John S. Martin and Robert Smith as trustees and do authorize and empower them to sell the same either at public or private sale at their discretion and upon such credit as they may ___ most advantageous and after deducting expenses, with the money arising there from to pay over to James and Thomas Martin (of John) $200 each, as they shall respectively arrive at the age of 21 years. To daughter Betsy Wise, wife of Ezekiel. To wife Molly Martin. To daughter Hetty Davis and Mary Wise. Witt: Nancy Handy, Priscilla W. Handy & Sally Handy. The will was recorded 25 May 1810. (NOTE: The original shows Dr. John S. Martin, not Dr. Joseph S. Martin as shown by Ruth Dryden.)11,12 
Death*15 May 1810He died on 15 May 1810 at Worcester Co, MD. Dr. Henry Neill wrote the following obituary notice in his own family Bible: "On the 15th of May, 1810, was terminated the existence of Col. James Martin, an old and respected citizen. He was a patriot of '76, a disciple of Washington, an honest man. His moral and religious influences emanating from a sound mind, disposed him to view the approach of death with a composure and equanimity truly characteristic. In private life, and in the circle of his particular friends, his urbanity and domestic virtues brightly shone. The recollections of them can come only with the lives of those on whom they made this heartfelt impression."5 

Family

Mary 'Molly' Handy b. c 1732
Marriage*circa 1754He married Mary 'Molly' Handy, daughter of Ebenezer Handy and Elizabeth Dashiell, circa 1754 at Worcester Co, MD.4,5 
Children 1.Thomas (of James II) Martin Esq.+4 b. c 1754, d. Feb 1815
 2.Elizabeth (of James II) Martin+1,5 b. 3 Aug 1755, d. 19 Oct 1820
 3.Margaret 'Peggy' (of James II) Martin13 b. c 1756, d. c 1780
 4.Betsy (of James II) Martin11 b. c 1758
 5.Mary (of James II) Martin14,5 b. c 1760
 6.Hetty (of James II) Martin15 b. c 1762, d. 1813
 7.Sarah (of James II) Martin+5 b. c 1770, d. 1810

Citations

  1. [S2625] Neill, John Neill of Lewes, Del, 1739, p. 94.
  2. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 15, 1772-1774, p. 118 (will of Mary Martin).
  3. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 137 (will of James Martin).
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, p. 120 (Maryland Calender of Wills, Vol 14, 1767-1772, will of William Whittington).
  5. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 44 (1.11.5 Mary Handy, Mrs. James Martin).
  6. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 159 (The James Martin Family).
  7. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 5, 1720-1726, p. 194 (will of Robert Martin).
  8. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 16, 1774-1777, p. 3 (will of Esther Downs).
  9. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  10. [S2164] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JBR, 1799-1803, p. 9 (will of Thomas Martin, wife Anna Bishop).
  11. [S2225] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book MH, 1806-1813, p. 17 (will of James Martin, wife Molly).
  12. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  13. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 111 (1.11.3.1. Maj. James Martin Handy).
  14. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 133 (1.11.5.2. Thomas Martin).
  15. [S2622] 4 May 2016 Rob Hall, Descendants of Mary Downes.

George (of Col. James) Martin1,2

M, b. circa 1728, d. before 29 March 1797
FatherCol. James Martin I2 b. c 1706, d. b 3 May 1748
MotherMary Downes1 b. c 1695, d. b 18 Feb 1774
Last Edited22 Jul 2016
Birth*circa 1728George (of Col. James) Martin was born circa 1728 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*12 December 1747George was named in his father's will on 12 December 1747 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will James Martin gave wife Mary Martin the use of my dwelling plantation and at her decease to son Thomas Martin. To daughter Elizabeth a slave. To son William 2 lots in Snow Hill Town, Nos. 17 & 18, for the making over of which I have Wm. Duke's and Thomas Gray's bonds. To son James, the 1/2 lott of land in Snow Hill Town purchased by Alex Bunele and myself of one John Martin heir to Edward Martin conveyance whereof is amongst the records of Somerset Co. Son-in-law (step-son) John Martin for conveyance to my son George a Lot of land in Snow Hill Town which he promised to convey to me but did not do so. To son George my Negro named Jacob, when said son arrives at age of 21 years. To son William, Jethro my mulatto boy, to be delivered to him when he arrives at age of 21 years. To son James a mulatto girl named Candis. To sons Thomas & William my wearing apparel. Mentions my daughter, name not given and gives her my double night gown and gold sleeve butons. To wife remainder of my moveable estate for her natural life, and to be disposed of among my children at her death. Wife Mary Extr. Witt: John Neill, Patrick Allison, John Done. Date on back of foregoing will 1747/8 May 3; came John Neil, Patrick Allison and John Done, who state they saw James Martin sign his will.2 
Marriage*circa 1758He married Mary Pope circa 1758 at Worcester Co, MD. She was the granddaughter of John Pope.3 
Est Settm't Bro's*between 8 August 1760 and 9 August 1764George (of Col. James) Martin was named in the settlement of his brother's estate between 8 August 1760 and 9 August 1764 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Capt. John Martin had been granted to Rev. John Rose, William Allen & Thomas Dashiell. Appraisers: James Falconer & Adam Spence. Creditors: John Taylor & Hugh Wallace. Next of Kin: James Martin and George Martin.4 
Land patented*21 December 1763He patented land on 21 December 1763 at tract Friends Security, Worcester Co, MD. George Martin, Thomas Martin & Benjamin Handy patented this tract of 18 acres.3 
Land sold22 May 1773He sold land on 22 May 1773 at tract Friends Security, Worcester Co, MD. Thomas Martin, George Martin and Elizabeth Handy, widow of Benjamin Handy, sold to James Martin to settle estate.3 
Will - Mother's*27 January 1774George was named in his mother's will on 27 January 1774 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Mary Martin gave son James Martin (Extr) Negro girl Savinah, Negro boy Tom and Negro boy Sampson. To son George Martin (Extr) Negro woman Jenny, Negro boy Toney. To son Thomas Martin, blacksmith tools. To daughter Mary Schoolfield a cow, calf, sow & pigs. To daughter Margaret Irving cow, calf & gown. To daughter Elizabeth Handy cow, calf & gown. To sons James and George Martin the residue of estate after paying debts and any claims my daughter Elizabeth Harris, wife of Benton Harris, may have. Witt: Henry Johnson, William Merrill & Dolly Merrill.1 
Land bought*1 April 1774He bought land on 1 April 1774 at Worcester Co, MD. Robert Martin of Worcester County, son and heir-at-law of John Martin, late of said county dec'd, sold to George Martin and John Done. Refers to a deed of Trust formerly executed by John Martin, father of said Robert. (NOTE: This Robert was the eldest son of John Martin and George was the half-brother of Robert's father.)5 
Rev War Veteran*1 January 1776He served in the Revolutionary War on 1 January 1776 at Worcester Co, MD. George Martin was quartermaster, Worcester Militia, 10th Bttn. On 30 July 1781 Levin Lowe recuried George Martin from Someset County to serve in the Continental Army until 10 Dec 1781, discharged 3 Dec 1781.3 
Land sold*6 December 1787He sold land on 6 December 1787 at tract Northfield, Worcester Co, MD. George Martin & wife Mary Martin (formerly Mary Pope) sold 306 ac of this tract to son John Martin.3 
Will*25 February 1797George made a will on 25 February 1797 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will George Martin gave wife Mary plantation and named her Extr. To son Benjamin. To son William part of saw & grist mill at Nassongo. To son George plantation after death of wife. To sons James, George, Thomas, Benjamin and William, daughter Nancy Handy and her children, Henry Martin and daughter Betsey Martin. Friend William Whittingham Esquire. Witt: John I. Purnell, William Selby and Isaac Houston.6,5 
Death*before 29 March 1797He died before 29 March 1797 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that his will was proved.6 

Family

Mary Pope b. c 1735
Marriage*circa 1758He married Mary Pope circa 1758 at Worcester Co, MD. She was the granddaughter of John Pope.3 
Children 1.Robert (of Geo & Mary) Martin3 b. c 1758, d. 30 Nov 1836
 2.Nancy (of Geo & Mary) Martin+3 b. c 1759, d. 1829
 3.Polly (of Geo & Mary) Martin3 b. c 1760
 4.John (of Geo & Mary) Martin+3 b. c 1764
 5.Benjamin H. (of Geo & Mary) Martin6 b. c 1766
 6.Capt. George (of Geo & Mary) Martin6 b. c 1767, d. Apr 1806
 7.William (of Geo & Mary) Martin6 b. c 1768
 8.James (of Geo & Mary) Martin6 b. c 1770, d. 1830
 9.Thomas (of Geo & Mary) Martin6 b. c 1772, d. 1821
 10.Henry (of Geo & Mary) Martin6 b. c 1774
 11.Eliza Betsy (of Geo & Mary) Martin6 b. c 1776, d. Aug 1799

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 15, 1772-1774, p. 118 (will of Mary Martin).
  2. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 137 (will of James Martin).
  3. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 159 (The James Martin Family).
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 5, 1720-1726, p. 194 (will of Robert Martin).
  5. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  6. [S2148] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JW, 1790-1799, p. 31 (will of George Martin, wife Mary).

Mary (of Robt) Martin1

F, b. circa 1718, d. before 13 March 1778
FatherRobert Martin1 b. c 1690, d. b 16 Jun 1725
MotherMary Downes1 b. c 1695, d. b 18 Feb 1774
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited20 Jul 2018
Birth*circa 1718Mary (of Robt) Martin was born circa 1718 at Worcester Co, MD.2 
Will - Father's*12 May 1725Mary was named in her father's will on 12 May 1725 at Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD. In his will Robert Martin, Snowhill, Somerset Co (now Worcester Co) gave son John and male heirs tracts Snowhill, Fortune (50 ac) on north side Pocomoke River, Carbavorack (200 ac) and Desert (11 ac). To daughter Mary and her heirs tract Dumffries (200 ac) on south side Pocomoke River. To unborn child, if a son tract Ryan's Choice (200 ac) on north side of Pocomoke River and if the said child be a daughter then Ryan's Choice (200 ac) to daughter Betty and her heirs; tract Nine Pinn Neck (100 ac) on south side Pocomoke River near Copanco to be sold and proceeds divided among any 3 of children who have no land; to said 3 children £20 each at age of 18 years, also an equal share in personal estate. Should any sons of brother Thomas come to this country, to have the house in Snowhill where brother Edward lived, with store and lott belonging to same. To cousin James personalty. To Mathew Ryan and heirs, northermost end of tract Ryan's Choice (100 ac); he paying Extr tobacco paid Mr. Southy Wittingham for surveying same and 2 dollars paid Mr. Caldwell for patten. To children of brother Thomas £10. To children of sister Jennett £10, Extr to hold legacy till word is received from Scotland as to how it shall be remitted. To wife Mary (Extr) 1/3 personal estate absolutely; 1/3 real estate during life, residue of personalty to al child equally. Son John to be kept at school until fit to be bound to a trade; should he die without issue, surviving sisters and brother to divide his protion. Witt: James Billings, Patrick Allison and Robt. Hall.3 
Marriage*circa 1743She married John Richardson, son of William Richardson and Elizabeth [60] Scarburgh, circa 1743 at Worcester Co, MD.4 
Married Namecirca 1743 As of circa 1743,her married name was Richardson. 
Will - Husb's*27 April 1755Mary was named in her husband's will on 27 April 1755 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Richardson gave wife Mary personalty and 1/3 of his estate. To son William land called Lamb Hammock with 33 acres land; land with 200 acres called Dumfries & personalty. To son John 500 acres land called Wiltshire; parcel of marshland with 23 acres by Boquetenorton Bay and Wiltshire and personalty. To son Samuel, slaves. To son Robert Martin Richardson one slave Shadrick. To daughters Polley Richardson and daughter Comfort Richardson a slave Violeta. To children Polley, Samuel, Comfort and Robert Martin equal division of estate after debts have been paid. Extr: Mary Richardson. Witt: Samuel Martin, Thomas Martin, Henry Ayres and Lemuell Purnell.4,5 
Est Settm't Husb's*3 June 1762She was named in her husband's estate settlement on 3 June 1762 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that that Mary Richardson came and made oath that the above inventory of John Richardson dec'd, appraised on 14 Oct 1755 by Parker Selby & William Melson was just & perfect. Nearest of Kin were William Richardson & Mary Richardson. Greatest creditors were William Selby & Samuel Atkinson. (NOTE: This was almost 7 years after the inventory was taken.)6 
Est Settm't Husb's11 May 1763She was named in her husband's estate settlement on 11 May 1763 at Worcester Co, MD. This was the final account on the estate of John Richardson, filed by Mary Richardson in the amount of £352.11.6.7 
Marriage*after 11 May 1763She married John Schoolfield after 11 May 1763 at Worcester Co, MD. He was probably the John Schoolfied who mentions the tract Desart, noting that portions of the tract were owned by the Martins, in his will dated 13 Jan 1772.6,1,8,5 
Married Nameafter 11 May 1763 As of after 11 May 1763,her married name was Schoolfield. 
Will - Husb's13 January 1772Mary was named in her husband's will on 13 January 1772 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Schoolfield Sr. gave Mary Schoolfield dwelling house called Celler Room & 1/3rds. To grandson Benjamin Schoolfield tract Smiths First Choice. To brother Joseph 2 tracts Pocomoke Desart and Recovery. To sons Thomas Givans Schoolfield, Extr, John & Robert. To daughters Mary Satchel, Betty Schoolfield, Merin and Cate. To grandson William Schoolfield. Witt: Jabez Fisher, John Spence and Patrick Watters. (NOTE: According to Wright, John Schoolfield mentioned that portions of the tract Desart were owned by the Martins.)9,8 
Will - Mother's*27 January 1774Mary was named in her mother's will on 27 January 1774 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Mary Martin gave son James Martin (Extr) Negro girl Savinah, Negro boy Tom and Negro boy Sampson. To son George Martin (Extr) Negro woman Jenny, Negro boy Toney. To son Thomas Martin, blacksmith tools. To daughter Mary Schoolfield a cow, calf, sow & pigs. To daughter Margaret Irving cow, calf & gown. To daughter Elizabeth Handy cow, calf & gown. To sons James and George Martin the residue of estate after paying debts and any claims my daughter Elizabeth Harris, wife of Benton Harris, may have. Witt: Henry Johnson, William Merrill & Dolly Merrill.1 
Will*19 October 1777Mary made a will on 19 October 1777 at Worcester Co, MD. In her word of mouth will Mary Schoolfield gave to William Richardson, daughter Polly Smith and her children, and son Robert Martin Richardson. Walter Smith Extr. Witt: Polly Martin, Catharine Owen & Leah Martin.10 
Death*before 13 March 1778She died before 13 March 1778 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that her will was proved.10 

Family 1

John Richardson b. c 1711, d. b 26 Sep 1755
Marriage*circa 1743She married John Richardson, son of William Richardson and Elizabeth [60] Scarburgh, circa 1743 at Worcester Co, MD.4 
Children 1.Polly Richardson5 b. c 1746
 2.Robert Martin Richardson5 b. c 1748

Family 2

John Schoolfield b. c 1710, d. b 21 Feb 1772
Marriage*after 11 May 1763Mary (of Robt) Martin married John Schoolfield after 11 May 1763 at Worcester Co, MD. He was probably the John Schoolfied who mentions the tract Desart, noting that portions of the tract were owned by the Martins, in his will dated 13 Jan 1772.6,1,8,5 

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 15, 1772-1774, p. 118 (will of Mary Martin).
  2. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  3. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 5, 1720-1726, p. 194 (will of Robert Martin).
  4. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 157 (The Robert Martin Family).
  5. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 49 (will of John Richardson, wife Mary).
  6. [S2841] Worcester Co, MD Inventory Book J.W. 9, pages 2-3 (Inventory of John Richardson dec'd, Appraised 14 Oct 1755, recorded 3 Jun 1762).
  7. [S2842] Worcester Co MD Records for John Richardson, Maryland Prerogtive Court, Probate Records, Vol. 18, p. 451 (mark over p. 456.
  8. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 155 (The Robert Martin Family).
  9. [S825] Ruth Dryden, Worcester County, MD, Will Book JW4, 1769-1783, p. 16 (will of John Schoolfield).
  10. [S825] Ruth Dryden, Worcester County, MD, Will Book JW4, 1769-1783, p. 45 (will of Mary Schoolfield).

Margaret (of Robt) Martin1

F, b. circa 1722, d. 1775
FatherRobert Martin2 b. c 1690, d. b 16 Jun 1725
MotherMary Downes1 b. c 1695, d. b 18 Feb 1774
Last Edited23 Jul 2016
Birth*circa 1722Margaret (of Robt) Martin was born circa 1722 at Worcester Co, MD. Mary Martin mentions a daughter Margaret Irving in her will and Mary's 2nd husband James Martin does not mention a daughter Margaret.1,3 
Marriage*circa 1754She married John Irving II circa 1754 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Married Namecirca 1754 As of circa 1754,her married name was Irving. 
Will - Mother's*27 January 1774Margaret was named in her mother's will on 27 January 1774 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Mary Martin gave son James Martin (Extr) Negro girl Savinah, Negro boy Tom and Negro boy Sampson. To son George Martin (Extr) Negro woman Jenny, Negro boy Toney. To son Thomas Martin, blacksmith tools. To daughter Mary Schoolfield a cow, calf, sow & pigs. To daughter Margaret Irving cow, calf & gown. To daughter Elizabeth Handy cow, calf & gown. To sons James and George Martin the residue of estate after paying debts and any claims my daughter Elizabeth Harris, wife of Benton Harris, may have. Witt: Henry Johnson, William Merrill & Dolly Merrill.1 
Death*1775She died in 1775.4 

Family

John Irving II b. bt 1708 - 1716, d. 1766

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 15, 1772-1774, p. 118 (will of Mary Martin).
  2. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 137 (will of James Martin).
  3. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 155 (The Robert Martin Family).
  4. [S2622] 4 May 2016 Rob Hall, Descendants of Mary Downes.

John Schoolfield1,2

M, b. circa 1710, d. before 21 February 1772
Last Edited20 Jul 2018
Birth*circa 1710John Schoolfield was born circa 1710 at Somerset Co, MD.3 
Marriage*circa 1740He married Katharine 'Catron' Givens, daughter of Robert Givens (Givan) and (-----) (-----), circa 1740 at Somerset Co, MD.3 
Will - Bro-in-law*6 January 1740John was named in his brother-in-law's will on 6 January 1740 at Worcester Co, MD. In his verbal will Adam Bell gave personalty to Walter Smith, John Schoolfield, James Bratten & John Bratten. Witt: Adam Spence, Mary Bratten & William Bratten.4 
Est Settm't F-in-law*15 January 1741He was named in the settlement of his father-in-law's estate on 15 January 1741 at Somerset Co, MD. Robert Givan's adm account by Robert Givan. Distribution paid to George Givans, Mary Johnson, John Schoolfield for his wife Katherine's legacy, Addam Bell for his wife Marion's legacy, Thomas Givans, Samuel Givans and to accountant his part. To Day Givans who is under age.5 
Marriage*after 11 May 1763He married Mary (of Robt) Martin, daughter of Robert Martin and Mary Downes, after 11 May 1763 at Worcester Co, MD. He was probably the John Schoolfied who mentions the tract Desart, noting that portions of the tract were owned by the Martins, in his will dated 13 Jan 1772.6,1,2,7 
Will*13 January 1772John made a will on 13 January 1772 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Schoolfield Sr. gave Mary Schoolfield dwelling house called Celler Room & 1/3rds. To grandson Benjamin Schoolfield tract Smiths First Choice. To brother Joseph 2 tracts Pocomoke Desart and Recovery. To sons Thomas Givans Schoolfield, Extr, John & Robert. To daughters Mary Satchel, Betty Schoolfield, Merin and Cate. To grandson William Schoolfield. Witt: Jabez Fisher, John Spence and Patrick Watters. (NOTE: According to Wright, John Schoolfield mentioned that portions of the tract Desart were owned by the Martins.)8,2 
Death*before 21 February 1772He died before 21 February 1772 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that his will was proved.8 

Family 1

Katharine 'Catron' Givens b. c 1715
Marriage*circa 1740He married Katharine 'Catron' Givens, daughter of Robert Givens (Givan) and (-----) (-----), circa 1740 at Somerset Co, MD.3 
Children 1.Thomas Givan Schoolfield3 b. c 1740, d. b 22 Apr 1778
 2.Marrin Schoolfield9 b. c 1742

Family 2

Mary (of Robt) Martin b. c 1718, d. b 13 Mar 1778
Marriage*after 11 May 1763John Schoolfield married Mary (of Robt) Martin, daughter of Robert Martin and Mary Downes, after 11 May 1763 at Worcester Co, MD. He was probably the John Schoolfied who mentions the tract Desart, noting that portions of the tract were owned by the Martins, in his will dated 13 Jan 1772.6,1,2,7 

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 15, 1772-1774, p. 118 (will of Mary Martin).
  2. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 155 (The Robert Martin Family).
  3. [S2171] Ruth T. Dryden, Somerset County, Maryland, Will Book EB 14, 1748-1749 & Accts & Inventories 1678-1745, p. 2 (will of Geoge Givan).
  4. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 17 (verbal will of Adam Bell).
  5. [S2171] Ruth T. Dryden, Somerset County, Maryland, Will Book EB 14, 1748-1749 & Accts & Inventories 1678-1745, p. 11 (account of Robert Givan).
  6. [S2841] Worcester Co, MD Inventory Book J.W. 9, pages 2-3 (Inventory of John Richardson dec'd, Appraised 14 Oct 1755, recorded 3 Jun 1762).
  7. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 49 (will of John Richardson, wife Mary).
  8. [S825] Ruth Dryden, Worcester County, MD, Will Book JW4, 1769-1783, p. 16 (will of John Schoolfield).
  9. [S825] Ruth Dryden, Worcester County, MD, Will Book JW4, 1769-1783, p. 46 (will of Thomas Givan Schoolfield).

John Irving II1

M, b. between 1708 and 1716, d. 1766
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*between 1708 and 1716John Irving II was born between 1708 and 1716 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*circa 1754He married Margaret (of Robt) Martin, daughter of Robert Martin and Mary Downes, circa 1754 at Worcester Co, MD.2 
Death*1766John Irving II died in 1766.1 

Family

Margaret (of Robt) Martin b. c 1722, d. 1775

Citations

  1. [S2622] 4 May 2016 Rob Hall, Descendants of Mary Downes.
  2. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 15, 1772-1774, p. 118 (will of Mary Martin).

Elizabeth (of Col. James) Martin1

F, b. 21 March 1729/30, d. 15 January 1787
FatherCol. James Martin I2 b. c 1706, d. b 3 May 1748
MotherMary Downes1 b. c 1695, d. b 18 Feb 1774
Last Edited12 May 2016
Birth*21 March 1729/30Elizabeth (of Col. James) Martin was born on 21 March 1729/30 at Worcester Co, MD.3 
Will - Father's*12 December 1747Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 12 December 1747 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will James Martin gave wife Mary Martin the use of my dwelling plantation and at her decease to son Thomas Martin. To daughter Elizabeth a slave. To son William 2 lots in Snow Hill Town, Nos. 17 & 18, for the making over of which I have Wm. Duke's and Thomas Gray's bonds. To son James, the 1/2 lott of land in Snow Hill Town purchased by Alex Bunele and myself of one John Martin heir to Edward Martin conveyance whereof is amongst the records of Somerset Co. Son-in-law (step-son) John Martin for conveyance to my son George a Lot of land in Snow Hill Town which he promised to convey to me but did not do so. To son George my Negro named Jacob, when said son arrives at age of 21 years. To son William, Jethro my mulatto boy, to be delivered to him when he arrives at age of 21 years. To son James a mulatto girl named Candis. To sons Thomas & William my wearing apparel. Mentions my daughter, name not given and gives her my double night gown and gold sleeve butons. To wife remainder of my moveable estate for her natural life, and to be disposed of among my children at her death. Wife Mary Extr. Witt: John Neill, Patrick Allison, John Done. Date on back of foregoing will 1747/8 May 3; came John Neil, Patrick Allison and John Done, who state they saw James Martin sign his will.2,4 
Marriage*3 August 1748She married Maj. Benjamin Handy, son of Ebenezer Handy and Elizabeth Dashiell, on 3 August 1748 at All Hallows Parish, Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD.5 
Married Name3 August 1748 As of 3 August 1748,her married name was Handy. 
Land sold*22 May 1773Elizabeth (of Col. James) Martin sold land on 22 May 1773 at tract Friends Security, Worcester Co, MD. Thomas Martin, George Martin and Elizabeth Handy, widow of Benjamin Handy, sold to James Martin to settle estate.6 
Will - Mother's*27 January 1774Elizabeth was named in her mother's will on 27 January 1774 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Mary Martin gave son James Martin (Extr) Negro girl Savinah, Negro boy Tom and Negro boy Sampson. To son George Martin (Extr) Negro woman Jenny, Negro boy Toney. To son Thomas Martin, blacksmith tools. To daughter Mary Schoolfield a cow, calf, sow & pigs. To daughter Margaret Irving cow, calf & gown. To daughter Elizabeth Handy cow, calf & gown. To sons James and George Martin the residue of estate after paying debts and any claims my daughter Elizabeth Harris, wife of Benton Harris, may have. Witt: Henry Johnson, William Merrill & Dolly Merrill.1 
Death*15 January 1787She died on 15 January 1787 at Worcester Co, MD, at age 56.3,7 

Family

Maj. Benjamin Handy b. 30 Oct 1724, d. 12 May 1764
Marriage*3 August 1748She married Maj. Benjamin Handy, son of Ebenezer Handy and Elizabeth Dashiell, on 3 August 1748 at All Hallows Parish, Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD.5 
Children 1.Benjamin (of Benj) Handy8 b. 24 May 1749, d. 20 Feb 1774
 2.Maj. James Martin (of Benj) Handy+9 b. 20 Nov 1750, d. 14 Dec 1802
 3.Priscilla (of Benj) Handy8 b. 23 Oct 1752, d. 14 Nov 1753
 4.Col. Levin (of Benj) Handy+9 b. 20 Aug 1754, d. 5 Jun 1799
 5.Col. George (of Benj) Handy+8 b. 23 Nov 1756, d. 19 Jul 1820
 6.Matthias (of Benj) Handy8 b. 24 Sep 1758, d. 13 Jun 1803
 7.William (of Benj) Handy8 b. 12 Mar 1760, d. 19 Dec 1767
 8.Prisce (of Benj) Handy8 b. 17 Dec 1761, d. 30 Jul 1769
 9.Dolly (of Benj) Handy8 b. 7 Sep 1763, d. 17 Sep 1765

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 15, 1772-1774, p. 118 (will of Mary Martin).
  2. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 137 (will of James Martin).
  3. [S2622] 4 May 2016 Rob Hall, Descendants of Mary Downes.
  4. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  5. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 39 (1.11.1 Major Benjamin Handy).
  6. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 159 (The James Martin Family).
  7. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  8. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 38 (1.11.1 Major Benjamin Handy).
  9. [S2625] Neill, John Neill of Lewes, Del, 1739, p. 96.

Maj. Benjamin Handy1,2

M, b. 30 October 1724, d. 12 May 1764
FatherEbenezer Handy3 b. 1697, d. Jan 1735/36
MotherElizabeth Dashiell3 b. 1702, d. 1748
Last Edited12 May 2016
Birth*30 October 1724Maj. Benjamin Handy was born on 30 October 1724 at Worcester Co, MD.4 
Marriage*circa 1745He married Priscilla (of John) Handy, daughter of Capt. John Handy Sr. and Jane Dashiell, circa 1745.5 
Marriage*3 August 1748Maj. Benjamin Handy married Elizabeth (of Col. James) Martin, daughter of Col. James Martin I and Mary Downes, on 3 August 1748 at All Hallows Parish, Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD.5 
Land patented*21 December 1763Maj. Benjamin Handy patented land on 21 December 1763 at tract Friends Security, Worcester Co, MD. George Martin, Thomas Martin & Benjamin Handy patented this tract of 18 acres.6 
Death*12 May 1764He died on 12 May 1764 at tract Friends Security, Worcester Co, MD, at age 39. On 22 May 1773 Thomas Martin, George Martin and Elizabeth Handy, widow of Benjamin Handy, sold to James Martin to settle estate.6,4 

Family 1

Priscilla (of John) Handy b. 1720, d. 7 Jul 1746
Child 1.John (of Benj) Handy3 b. c 1746, d. b 29 Feb 1772

Family 2

Elizabeth (of Col. James) Martin b. 21 Mar 1729/30, d. 15 Jan 1787
Children 1.Benjamin (of Benj) Handy3 b. 24 May 1749, d. 20 Feb 1774
 2.Maj. James Martin (of Benj) Handy+7 b. 20 Nov 1750, d. 14 Dec 1802
 3.Priscilla (of Benj) Handy3 b. 23 Oct 1752, d. 14 Nov 1753
 4.Col. Levin (of Benj) Handy+7 b. 20 Aug 1754, d. 5 Jun 1799
 5.Col. George (of Benj) Handy+3 b. 23 Nov 1756, d. 19 Jul 1820
 6.Matthias (of Benj) Handy3 b. 24 Sep 1758, d. 13 Jun 1803
 7.William (of Benj) Handy3 b. 12 Mar 1760, d. 19 Dec 1767
 8.Prisce (of Benj) Handy3 b. 17 Dec 1761, d. 30 Jul 1769
 9.Dolly (of Benj) Handy3 b. 7 Sep 1763, d. 17 Sep 1765

Citations

  1. [S2622] 4 May 2016 Rob Hall, Descendants of Mary Downes.
  2. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  3. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 38 (1.11.1 Major Benjamin Handy).
  4. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 14 (1.11. Ebenezer Handy).
  5. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 39 (1.11.1 Major Benjamin Handy).
  6. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 159 (The James Martin Family).
  7. [S2625] Neill, John Neill of Lewes, Del, 1739, p. 96.

Edward Martin1

M, b. circa 1665
FatherThomas Martin II1 b. 1644, d. 22 Oct 1714
MotherElizabeth (-----)1 b. c 1645
Last Edited11 May 2016
Birth*circa 1665Edward Martin was born circa 1665 at Caerlaverock, Scotland.1 
Marriage*circa 1685He married (-----) (-----) circa 1685 at Scotland.1 
Burial*Edward was buried at Calaverock, Scotland.1 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1665
Children 1.Edward Martin+2 b. c 1686, d. b 24 Jun 1721
 2.Thomas (of Edward) Martin+2 b. c 1688
 3.Robert Martin+2 b. c 1690, d. b 16 Jun 1725
 4.Jennet (sister of Robt) Martin2 b. c 1700, d. Apr 1790

Citations

  1. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  2. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 5, 1720-1726, p. 194 (will of Robert Martin).

Edward Martin1

M, b. circa 1686, d. before 24 June 1721
FatherEdward Martin1 b. c 1665
Mother(-----) (-----)2 b. c 1665
Last Edited23 Jul 2016
Birth*circa 1686Edward Martin was born circa 1686 at Scotland.3 
Will - Witnessed*3 October 1709Edward witnessed a will on 3 October 1709 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that William Rownd, Edward Martin and Robert Martin witnessed the will of Edward Davis.3 
Marriage*circa 1710He married (-----) (-----) circa 1710.4 
Biography*circa 1715The town of Snow Hill, then in Old Somerset County, now in Worcester County (by subdivision in 1742) had its origin and founding in 1684-1686, and has a consecutive history of life on the same site since. From the beginning the town seemed to attract the thrifty Scotch merchants and we find such men as Alexander Erskine, John Galbraith, John Henry, the Spences, Martins, Rounds and Donelsons, establishing homes and businesses in and about the town. When the Worcester County was created from Somerset County in 1742 it became the county seat of Worcester. During the early part of the 18th century the arrival of Robert and Edward Martin, two brothers, who were Scotch merchants, gave added zest to the commercial activities of Snow Hill Town. The Martins purchased lands adjoining and lots within the town. They were soon followed by a cousin James Martin, who after Robert's Martin's death married his widow, Mrs. Mary (Downes) Martin.5 
Death*before 24 June 1721Edward Martin died before 24 June 1721 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that Adam Spence and John Murray were named to appraise the estate of Edward Martin. Next of kin was Robert Martin.6 
Will - Brother's*12 May 1725Edward was named in his brother's will on 12 May 1725 at Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD. In his will Robert Martin, Snowhill, Somerset Co (now Worcester Co) gave son John and male heirs tracts Snowhill, Fortune (50 ac) on north side Pocomoke River, Carbavorack (200 ac) and Desert (11 ac). To daughter Mary and her heirs tract Dumffries (200 ac) on south side Pocomoke River. To unborn child, if a son tract Ryan's Choice (200 ac) on north side of Pocomoke River and if the said child be a daughter then Ryan's Choice (200 ac) to daughter Betty and her heirs; tract Nine Pinn Neck (100 ac) on south side Pocomoke River near Copanco to be sold and proceeds divided among any 3 of children who have no land; to said 3 children £20 each at age of 18 years, also an equal share in personal estate. Should any sons of brother Thomas come to this country, to have the house in Snowhill where brother Edward lived, with store and lott belonging to same. To cousin James personalty. To Mathew Ryan and heirs, northermost end of tract Ryan's Choice (100 ac); he paying Extr tobacco paid Mr. Southy Wittingham for surveying same and 2 dollars paid Mr. Caldwell for patten. To children of brother Thomas £10. To children of sister Jennett £10, Extr to hold legacy till word is received from Scotland as to how it shall be remitted. To wife Mary (Extr) 1/3 personal estate absolutely; 1/3 real estate during life, residue of personalty to al child equally. Son John to be kept at school until fit to be bound to a trade; should he die without issue, surviving sisters and brother to divide his protion. Witt: James Billings, Patrick Allison and Robt. Hall.1 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1690
Child 1.John Martin4 b. c 1712

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 5, 1720-1726, p. 194 (will of Robert Martin).
  2. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  3. [S2166] Vernon L. Skinner Jr., Worcester County, MD, Wils Book MH3, 1666-1742, p. 8 (will of Edward Davis).
  4. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  5. [S224] Clayton Torrence, Old Somerset on The Eastern Shore of Maryland, p. 417-418 (Appendix VI, First Court House Sites & First Towns in Somerset).
  6. [S2188] Vernon L. Skinner Jr., Worcester County, MD, Inventories and Accounts, Inventory Book JW15, 1694-1742, p. 14 (adm of Edward Martin's estate).

Thomas (of Edward) Martin1

M, b. circa 1688
FatherEdward Martin1 b. c 1665
Mother(-----) (-----)2 b. c 1665
Last Edited23 Jul 2016
Birth*circa 1688Thomas (of Edward) Martin was born circa 1688 at Scotland.1 
Marriage*circa 1710He married (-----) (-----) circa 1710. 
Will - Brother's*12 May 1725Thomas was named in his brother's will on 12 May 1725 at Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD. In his will Robert Martin, Snowhill, Somerset Co (now Worcester Co) gave son John and male heirs tracts Snowhill, Fortune (50 ac) on north side Pocomoke River, Carbavorack (200 ac) and Desert (11 ac). To daughter Mary and her heirs tract Dumffries (200 ac) on south side Pocomoke River. To unborn child, if a son tract Ryan's Choice (200 ac) on north side of Pocomoke River and if the said child be a daughter then Ryan's Choice (200 ac) to daughter Betty and her heirs; tract Nine Pinn Neck (100 ac) on south side Pocomoke River near Copanco to be sold and proceeds divided among any 3 of children who have no land; to said 3 children £20 each at age of 18 years, also an equal share in personal estate. Should any sons of brother Thomas come to this country, to have the house in Snowhill where brother Edward lived, with store and lott belonging to same. To cousin James personalty. To Mathew Ryan and heirs, northermost end of tract Ryan's Choice (100 ac); he paying Extr tobacco paid Mr. Southy Wittingham for surveying same and 2 dollars paid Mr. Caldwell for patten. To children of brother Thomas £10. To children of sister Jennett £10, Extr to hold legacy till word is received from Scotland as to how it shall be remitted. To wife Mary (Extr) 1/3 personal estate absolutely; 1/3 real estate during life, residue of personalty to al child equally. Son John to be kept at school until fit to be bound to a trade; should he die without issue, surviving sisters and brother to divide his protion. Witt: James Billings, Patrick Allison and Robt. Hall.1 
Land deed named in*1 October 1740He was named in a deed on 1 October 1740 at Worcester Co, MD. John Martin, son of Thomas of North Britian, eldest brother of Edward Martin of Somerset Co, MD, sold to James Martin 3/4 of an acre. As Edward Martin died intestate and the lot descended to Thomas Martin who also died intestate. On 10 Mar 1743 James Martin sold to Alexander Buncle. In 1747 James Martin willed to son James Martin 1/2 of lot purchased by Alexander Buncle.3 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1690
Child 1.John (of Thos) Martin3 b. c 1715

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 5, 1720-1726, p. 194 (will of Robert Martin).
  2. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  3. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 154 (The Robert Martin Family).

Jennet (sister of Robt) Martin1

F, b. circa 1700, d. April 1790
FatherEdward Martin1 b. c 1665
Mother(-----) (-----)2 b. c 1665
Last Edited23 Jul 2016
Birth*circa 1700Jennet (sister of Robt) Martin was born circa 1700 at Scotland. 
Will - Brother's*12 May 1725Jennet was named in her brother's will on 12 May 1725 at Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD. In his will Robert Martin, Snowhill, Somerset Co (now Worcester Co) gave son John and male heirs tracts Snowhill, Fortune (50 ac) on north side Pocomoke River, Carbavorack (200 ac) and Desert (11 ac). To daughter Mary and her heirs tract Dumffries (200 ac) on south side Pocomoke River. To unborn child, if a son tract Ryan's Choice (200 ac) on north side of Pocomoke River and if the said child be a daughter then Ryan's Choice (200 ac) to daughter Betty and her heirs; tract Nine Pinn Neck (100 ac) on south side Pocomoke River near Copanco to be sold and proceeds divided among any 3 of children who have no land; to said 3 children £20 each at age of 18 years, also an equal share in personal estate. Should any sons of brother Thomas come to this country, to have the house in Snowhill where brother Edward lived, with store and lott belonging to same. To cousin James personalty. To Mathew Ryan and heirs, northermost end of tract Ryan's Choice (100 ac); he paying Extr tobacco paid Mr. Southy Wittingham for surveying same and 2 dollars paid Mr. Caldwell for patten. To children of brother Thomas £10. To children of sister Jennett £10, Extr to hold legacy till word is received from Scotland as to how it shall be remitted. To wife Mary (Extr) 1/3 personal estate absolutely; 1/3 real estate during life, residue of personalty to al child equally. Son John to be kept at school until fit to be bound to a trade; should he die without issue, surviving sisters and brother to divide his protion. Witt: James Billings, Patrick Allison and Robt. Hall.1 
Death*April 1790She died in April 1790 at Scotland.2 
Burial*Jennet was buried at Kirkpatrick, Durham Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.2 

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 5, 1720-1726, p. 194 (will of Robert Martin).
  2. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.

Capt. John (of Robt) Martin1

M, b. circa 1716, d. before 4 August 1763
FatherRobert Martin2 b. c 1690, d. b 16 Jun 1725
MotherMary Downes2 b. c 1695, d. b 18 Feb 1774
Last Edited23 Jul 2016
Birth*circa 1716Capt. John (of Robt) Martin was born circa 1716 at Worcester Co, MD.2 
Biography*circa 1720The town of Snow Hill, then in Old Somerset County, now in Worcester County (by subdivision in 1742) had its origin and founding in 1684-1686, and has a consecutive history of life on the same site since. From the beginning the town seemed to attract the thrifty Scotch merchants and we find such men as Alexander Erskine, John Galbraith, John Henry, the Spences, Martins, Rounds and Donelsons, establishing homes and businesses in and about the town. When the Worcester County was created from Somerset County in 1742 it became the county seat of Worcester. During the early part of the 18th century the arrival of Robert and Edward Martin, two brothers, who were Scotch merchants, gave added zest to the commercial activities of Snow Hill Town. The Martins purchased lands adjoining and lots within the town. They were soon followed by a cousin James Martin, who after Robert's Martin's death married his widow, Mrs. Mary (Downes) Martin. It appears from various deeds that Robert Martin had by the year 1721 obtained by purchase most of the acreage surrounding the town of Snow Hill and all the lots in Snow Hill Town not formerly sold. With Robert Martin's death in 1725 his Snow Hill properties passed to his son John Martin. The records give ample evidence that from this time John Martin (son of Robert) and James Martin (the cousin who married Mary, widow of Robert Martin, and mother of John) became the controlling factors in the development of Snow Hill Town.3 
Will - Father's*12 May 1725John was named in his father's will on 12 May 1725 at Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD. In his will Robert Martin, Snowhill, Somerset Co (now Worcester Co) gave son John and male heirs tracts Snowhill, Fortune (50 ac) on north side Pocomoke River, Carbavorack (200 ac) and Desert (11 ac). To daughter Mary and her heirs tract Dumffries (200 ac) on south side Pocomoke River. To unborn child, if a son tract Ryan's Choice (200 ac) on north side of Pocomoke River and if the said child be a daughter then Ryan's Choice (200 ac) to daughter Betty and her heirs; tract Nine Pinn Neck (100 ac) on south side Pocomoke River near Copanco to be sold and proceeds divided among any 3 of children who have no land; to said 3 children £20 each at age of 18 years, also an equal share in personal estate. Should any sons of brother Thomas come to this country, to have the house in Snowhill where brother Edward lived, with store and lott belonging to same. To cousin James personalty. To Mathew Ryan and heirs, northermost end of tract Ryan's Choice (100 ac); he paying Extr tobacco paid Mr. Southy Wittingham for surveying same and 2 dollars paid Mr. Caldwell for patten. To children of brother Thomas £10. To children of sister Jennett £10, Extr to hold legacy till word is received from Scotland as to how it shall be remitted. To wife Mary (Extr) 1/3 personal estate absolutely; 1/3 real estate during life, residue of personalty to al child equally. Son John to be kept at school until fit to be bound to a trade; should he die without issue, surviving sisters and brother to divide his protion. Witt: James Billings, Patrick Allison and Robt. Hall.2 
Will - Step Father*12 December 1747His was named in the will of his step-father on 12 December 1747 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will James Martin gave wife Mary Martin the use of my dwelling plantation and at her decease to son Thomas Martin. To daughter Elizabeth a slave. To son William 2 lots in Snow Hill Town, Nos. 17 & 18, for the making over of which I have Wm. Duke's and Thomas Gray's bonds. To son James, the 1/2 lott of land in Snow Hill Town purchased by Alex Bunele and myself of one John Martin heir to Edward Martin conveyance whereof is amongst the records of Somerset Co. Son-in-law (step-son) John Martin for conveyance to my son George a Lot of land in Snow Hill Town which he promised to convey to me but did not do so. To son George my Negro named Jacob, when said son arrives at age of 21 years. To son William, Jethro my mulatto boy, to be delivered to him when he arrives at age of 21 years. To son James a mulatto girl named Candis. To sons Thomas & William my wearing apparel. Mentions my daughter, name not given and gives her my double night gown and gold sleeve butons. To wife remainder of my moveable estate for her natural life, and to be disposed of among my children at her death. Wife Mary Extr. Witt: John Neill, Patrick Allison, John Done. Date on back of foregoing will 1747/8 May 3; came John Neil, Patrick Allison and John Done, who state they saw James Martin sign his will.4,5 
Marriage*before 9 May 1748He married Eleanor Dashiell, daughter of Col. George Dashiell I and Betty N. (-----), before 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD.6 
Will - Father-in-law9 May 1748John was named in his father-in-law's will on 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Dashiell gave son Clement Dashiell my 2 slaves. To son Louther my slaves. To son Isaac Dashiell land where on he lives and of his brother Louther, including the new quarters where Polly now lives. To son Thomas tract which my father gave me by deed of 12-24-1741 called Mitchells Improvement on the south sied of Great Monies Creek where my father now lives and if son Thomas dies without heirs, the to son Benjamin. To son Joseph land called River Landing which I bought of Wm. & John Ribble, 80 ac and land of William Gray called Green Hill Church, where said Gray now lives, called Lott Light in Worcester Co and tract called Summer Pasture. To son Benjamin Dashiell land called Contention alineated to him by law, and his wife Jane, "The Woods Pasture," and a tract near John Christopher and Robert Mallones, all of which I give to son Benjamin. To young son George Dashiell the plantation where on I live, and to his eldest son, but if he dies without heirs, then to son Benjamin, and he dies without heirs, to son Joseph. To wife Elizabeth, daughter Eleanor Martin, granddaughter Ann Dashiell, granddaughter Mary, daughter Clement Dashiell, granddaughter Jane, daughter of Louther Dashiell. Balance of estate to be divide between Clement, Louther, Isaac Dashiell, Eleanor Martin, Joseph Dashiell, Benjamin and George Dashiell. Wife Elizabeth Extr. Witt: Alexander M. Cants, Stephen Hobbs and Thomas Collins. (NOTE: Skinner's version show a mention of a John Martin.)6,7 
Land sold*3 August 1749He sold land on 3 August 1749 at Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD. John Martin & wife Eleanor sold Lot #10 of Snow Hill Town to Joshua Mitchell.8 
Land sold9 June 1758He sold land on 9 June 1758 at Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD. John Martin and wife Eleanor sold to Tubman Lowes, William Allen and Thomas Dashiell every lot he has in town to pay debts.8 
Death*before 4 August 1763He died before 4 August 1763 at Worcester Co, MD. According to Mark Lewis the Index to Worcester County Wills and Administrations shows that Administration on the estate of John Martin was granted to Robert Schoolfield and William Allen; that the bond was dated 4 Aug 1763 and that Benjamin Handy and James Martin were securities.5 
Est settm't*between 4 August 1763 and 9 August 1764His estate was settled between 4 August 1763 and 9 August 1764 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Capt. John Martin had been granted to Rev. John Rose, William Allen & Thomas Dashiell. Appraisers: James Falconer & Adam Spence. Creditors: John Taylor & Hugh Wallace. Next of Kin: James Martin and George Martin.1 
Will - Nephew's*15 May 1768John was named in his nephew's will on 15 May 1768 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will William Whittingham gave wife Mary King Whittingham, 1/3 lands, plantation in Indian Town, Double Purchase Addition adjacent Double Purchase & Whittington's Meadow, & Extr. to son not yet baptised, John Rousby Whittinghton, balance and if he does not attain age, the to Step-Father Benton Harris and mother Betty Harris. To cousin Thomas Martin son of James (in Snow Hill) house & lot in Snow Hill. To cousin John Martin, son of John, my Indian Town lands including Double Purchase, Addition to Double Purchase, Whittington's Meadow, and adjoining lands after my wife death. My slaves and their progeny to be freed at the death of my family. To cousin Southey Littleton Whittington or Littleton Whittington son of Southy Littleton Whittington who now lives in Virginia, Sandy Wharf, Baltimores Gift and part of Sikes Island. To cousin Nancy Martin land of Outten Truitt Crown Point Hard Labour, 150 acres. To Nancy Martin who now lives at my Step-Fathers. To Dolly Martin and Esther Hall wife of Richard. Mentioned father Wm. W. Whittington. Friends Benton Harris, George Hayward guardians. Witt: Neil McMullen, Samuel Smyly, Polly Richardson & Jehu Jenkinson.9 
Est settm't28 September 1770His estate was settled on 28 September 1770 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that the administration account on the estate of Capt. John Martin was submitted by Thomas Dashiell. Distribution to unnamed children.10 

Family

Eleanor Dashiell b. 1730
Marriage*before 9 May 1748He married Eleanor Dashiell, daughter of Col. George Dashiell I and Betty N. (-----), before 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD.6 
Children 1.Robert (of Capt. John) Martin11 b. c 1749
 2.Polly (of Capt. John) Martin+11 b. c 1750
 3.John (of Capt. John) Martin+11 b. c 1752, d. b 11 Dec 1792
 4.Nancy (of Capt. John) Martin11 b. c 1756, d. b 14 Sep 1795

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1763-1766, p. 48 (estate of Capt. John Martin).
  2. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 5, 1720-1726, p. 194 (will of Robert Martin).
  3. [S224] Clayton Torrence, Old Somerset on The Eastern Shore of Maryland, p. 417-418 (Appendix VI, First Court House Sites & First Towns in Somerset).
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 137 (will of James Martin).
  5. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  6. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).
  7. [S2166] Vernon L. Skinner Jr., Worcester County, MD, Wils Book MH3, 1666-1742, p. 67 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).
  8. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 156 (The Robert Martin Family).
  9. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, p. 120 (Maryland Calender of Wills, Vol 14, 1767-1772, will of William Whittington).
  10. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 157 (The Robert Martin Family).
  11. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 528 (will of Nancy Martin, brother Robert Martin).

Col. James Martin I1

M, b. circa 1706, d. before 3 May 1748
FatherThomas Martin III1 b. c 1679
MotherJanette Edgar1 b. c 1680, d. 1741
Last Edited16 May 2016
Birth*circa 1706Col. James Martin I was born circa 1706 at Scotland.2,3 
Biography*circa 1715The town of Snow Hill, then in Old Somerset County, now in Worcester County (by subdivision in 1742) had its origin and founding in 1684-1686, and has a consecutive history of life on the same site since. From the beginning the town seemed to attract the thrifty Scotch merchants and we find such men as Alexander Erskine, John Galbraith, John Henry, the Spences, Martins, Rounds and Donelsons, establishing homes and businesses in and about the town. When the Worcester County was created from Somerset County in 1742 it became the county seat of Worcester. During the early part of the 18th century the arrival of Robert and Edward Martin, two brothers, who were Scotch merchants, gave added zest to the commercial activities of Snow Hill Town. The Martins purchased lands adjoining and lots within the town. They were soon followed by a cousin James Martin, who after Robert's Martin's death married his widow, Mrs. Mary (Downes) Martin. It appears from various deeds that Robert Martin had by the year 1721 obtained by purchase most of the acreage surrounding the town of Snow Hill and all the lots in Snow Hill Town not formerly sold. With Robert Martin's death in 1725 his Snow Hill properties passed to his son John Martin. The records give ample evidence that from this time John Martin (son of Robert) and James Martin (the cousin who married Mary, widow of Robert Martin, and mother of John) became the controlling factors in the development of Snow Hill Town.4 
Will - Cousin's*12 May 1725James was named in his cousin's will on 12 May 1725 at Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD. In his will Robert Martin, Snowhill, Somerset Co (now Worcester Co) gave son John and male heirs tracts Snowhill, Fortune (50 ac) on north side Pocomoke River, Carbavorack (200 ac) and Desert (11 ac). To daughter Mary and her heirs tract Dumffries (200 ac) on south side Pocomoke River. To unborn child, if a son tract Ryan's Choice (200 ac) on north side of Pocomoke River and if the said child be a daughter then Ryan's Choice (200 ac) to daughter Betty and her heirs; tract Nine Pinn Neck (100 ac) on south side Pocomoke River near Copanco to be sold and proceeds divided among any 3 of children who have no land; to said 3 children £20 each at age of 18 years, also an equal share in personal estate. Should any sons of brother Thomas come to this country, to have the house in Snowhill where brother Edward lived, with store and lott belonging to same. To cousin James personalty. To Mathew Ryan and heirs, northermost end of tract Ryan's Choice (100 ac); he paying Extr tobacco paid Mr. Southy Wittingham for surveying same and 2 dollars paid Mr. Caldwell for patten. To children of brother Thomas £10. To children of sister Jennett £10, Extr to hold legacy till word is received from Scotland as to how it shall be remitted. To wife Mary (Extr) 1/3 personal estate absolutely; 1/3 real estate during life, residue of personalty to al child equally. Son John to be kept at school until fit to be bound to a trade; should he die without issue, surviving sisters and brother to divide his protion. Witt: James Billings, Patrick Allison and Robt. Hall.5 
Marriage*circa 1726He married Mary Downes, daughter of George Downes and Margaret Mitchell, circa 1726 at Worcester Co, MD.2,6 
Sheriff*between 1742 and 1745Col. James Martin I was a sheriff between 1742 and 1745 at Worcester Co, MD. Col. James Martin was the first sheriff of Worcester County.7,8 
Will*12 December 1747James made a will on 12 December 1747 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will James Martin gave wife Mary Martin the use of my dwelling plantation and at her decease to son Thomas Martin. To daughter Elizabeth a slave. To son William 2 lots in Snow Hill Town, Nos. 17 & 18, for the making over of which I have Wm. Duke's and Thomas Gray's bonds. To son James, the 1/2 lott of land in Snow Hill Town purchased by Alex Bunele and myself of one John Martin heir to Edward Martin conveyance whereof is amongst the records of Somerset Co. Son-in-law (step-son) John Martin for conveyance to my son George a Lot of land in Snow Hill Town which he promised to convey to me but did not do so. To son George my Negro named Jacob, when said son arrives at age of 21 years. To son William, Jethro my mulatto boy, to be delivered to him when he arrives at age of 21 years. To son James a mulatto girl named Candis. To sons Thomas & William my wearing apparel. Mentions my daughter, name not given and gives her my double night gown and gold sleeve butons. To wife remainder of my moveable estate for her natural life, and to be disposed of among my children at her death. Wife Mary Extr. Witt: John Neill, Patrick Allison, John Done. Date on back of foregoing will 1747/8 May 3; came John Neil, Patrick Allison and John Done, who state they saw James Martin sign his will.2,9 
Death*before 3 May 1748He died before 3 May 1748 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that his will was proved. According to Neill he died 12 Jan 1748.2,10 

Family

Mary Downes b. c 1695, d. b 18 Feb 1774
Marriage*circa 1726He married Mary Downes, daughter of George Downes and Margaret Mitchell, circa 1726 at Worcester Co, MD.2,6 
Children 1.Thomas (of Col. James) Martin+2 b. c 1726, d. 8 Oct 1800
 2.George (of Col. James) Martin+2 b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
 3.William (of Col. James) Martin+2,9 b. c 1730, d. b 25 Jun 1773
 4.Elizabeth (of Col. James) Martin+2 b. 21 Mar 1729/30, d. 15 Jan 1787
 5.Col. James (of Col. James) Martin II Esq.+11 b. c 1732, d. 15 May 1810

Citations

  1. [S2625] Neill, John Neill of Lewes, Del, 1739, p. 94.
  2. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 137 (will of James Martin).
  3. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  4. [S224] Clayton Torrence, Old Somerset on The Eastern Shore of Maryland, p. 417-418 (Appendix VI, First Court House Sites & First Towns in Somerset).
  5. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 5, 1720-1726, p. 194 (will of Robert Martin).
  6. [S2622] 4 May 2016 Rob Hall, Descendants of Mary Downes.
  7. [S2625] Neill, John Neill of Lewes, Del, 1739, p. 94 & 96.
  8. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 44 (1.11.5 Mary Handy, Mrs. James Martin).
  9. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  10. [S2625] Neill, John Neill of Lewes, Del, 1739, p. 96.
  11. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 15, 1772-1774, p. 118 (will of Mary Martin).

William (of Col. James) Martin1

M, b. circa 1730, d. before 25 June 1773
FatherCol. James Martin I1,2 b. c 1706, d. b 3 May 1748
MotherMary Downes1,2 b. c 1695, d. b 18 Feb 1774
Last Edited16 May 2016
Birth*circa 1730William (of Col. James) Martin was born circa 1730 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*12 December 1747William was named in his father's will on 12 December 1747 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will James Martin gave wife Mary Martin the use of my dwelling plantation and at her decease to son Thomas Martin. To daughter Elizabeth a slave. To son William 2 lots in Snow Hill Town, Nos. 17 & 18, for the making over of which I have Wm. Duke's and Thomas Gray's bonds. To son James, the 1/2 lott of land in Snow Hill Town purchased by Alex Bunele and myself of one John Martin heir to Edward Martin conveyance whereof is amongst the records of Somerset Co. Son-in-law (step-son) John Martin for conveyance to my son George a Lot of land in Snow Hill Town which he promised to convey to me but did not do so. To son George my Negro named Jacob, when said son arrives at age of 21 years. To son William, Jethro my mulatto boy, to be delivered to him when he arrives at age of 21 years. To son James a mulatto girl named Candis. To sons Thomas & William my wearing apparel. Mentions my daughter, name not given and gives her my double night gown and gold sleeve butons. To wife remainder of my moveable estate for her natural life, and to be disposed of among my children at her death. Wife Mary Extr. Witt: John Neill, Patrick Allison, John Done. Date on back of foregoing will 1747/8 May 3; came John Neil, Patrick Allison and John Done, who state they saw James Martin sign his will.1 
Marriage*circa 1755He married Agnes (-----) circa 1755. Lewis shows he married an Agnes (-----) and Winslett shows Agnes married 2nd Levi Mills.2,3 
Will*27 May 1771William made a will on 27 May 1771 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will William Martin, mariner, gave wife Agness all of moveable estate and Negroes: Will, George, Fibb & Frank. If she is with child it to have one half of estate. Witt: Edward Rownd, Aim Rownd & Sarah Miller.4 
Death*before 25 June 1773He died before 25 June 1773 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that his will was proved.2,4 
Est settm't*14 August 1784His estate was settled on 14 August 1784 at Wocester Co, MD. The inventory of William Martin was filed by the Extrx Agnes Mills, next of kin was Thomas Martin and James Martin.5 

Family

Agnes (-----) b. c 1735
Child 1.Sarah 'Sallie' Martin3 b. c 1760

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 137 (will of James Martin).
  2. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  3. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol. 15, 1772-1774, p. 64 (will of William Martin, wife Agnes).
  5. [S2208] David V. Heise, Worcester County, Maryland Will Book JW13, 1783-1790.

Edward Martin1

M, b. circa 1720
Last Edited4 May 2016
Birth*circa 1720Edward Martin was born circa 1720 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Named as heir*12 December 1747Edward was named as a heir in a will on 12 December 1747 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will James Martin gave wife Mary Martin the use of my dwelling plantation and at her decease to son Thomas Martin. To daughter Elizabeth a slave. To son William 2 lots in Snow Hill Town, Nos. 17 & 18, for the making over of which I have Wm. Duke's and Thomas Gray's bonds. To son James, the 1/2 lott of land in Snow Hill Town purchased by Alex Bunele and myself of one John Martin heirs, to Edward Martin conveyance whereof is amongst the records of Somerset Co. Son-in-law (step-son) John Martin Convey. Make over to my son George a lot of land in Snow Hill Town, which he promised to convey to me, but never has done it. To son George my slaves. To son Wm my mulatto boy. To son James a mulatto girl. To sons Thomas & William clothing. Mentions my daughter, name not given. To wife remainder of my moveable estate. Wife Mary Extr. Witt: John Neill, Patrick Allison, John Done. Date on back of foregoing will 1747/8 May 3; came John Neil, Patrick Allison and John Done, who state they saw James Martin sign his will.1 

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 137 (will of James Martin).

George (of Thos) Martin1

M, b. 3 June 1759, d. 4 April 1791
FatherThomas (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1726, d. 8 Oct 1800
MotherSarah (of William) Selby1 b. c 1730, d. 1785
ChartsDescendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited17 May 2016
Birth*3 June 1759George (of Thos) Martin was born on 3 June 1759 at Worcester Co, MD.2 
Will - Grfath's*13 August 1761George was named in his grandfather's will on 13 August 1761 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will William Selby, planter, gave wife Martha 1/4 estate; land and plantation on tract called Durren House to use during her widowhood provided she quits claim to her 1/3 of land. To daughter Sarah Martin above mentioned lands. To grandson John Selby Martin all lands called Durren House after wife's widowhood and daughter Sarah's decease. She he die without issue, then to grandson George Martin then to grandson James Martin. To grandson Chessed Purnell land called Simpleton with the stipulation that he "never debar Lemuel Purnell or his heirs free passage to drive creatures two and from Selby's Hammoncks." To grandson Lemuel Purnell 50 acres of land called Middle adjoining Simpleton. To daughter Sarah Martin 50 acres of Middle adjoining land where Thomas Martin lives; remainder of estate. To Mary Marchment personalty. To grandson William Purnell 100 acres of Middle. Extrs: Martha Selby and Thomas Martin. Witt: Parker Selby, Moses Pain & Joseph Bishop. On 4 Mar 1762 Martha choses her 1/3.1 
Marriage*circa 1780He married Rosanna 'Rose' Luker, daughter of Luke Luker and Susannah (51) Christian, circa 1780. The Upshur Family in Virginia, 2nd Edition, p. 107, shows Rose Luker, daughter of Luke Luker and Susanna Christian, married Dr. John C. Martin of Snow Hill. The Martin Bible shows George Martin, son of Thomas, married Rosanna Luker of Accomac. Rob Hall & Ginny Winslett show she married George Martin and had a son Dr. John S. Martin.3,4,5,2,6 
Land deed named in*7 December 1780George (of Thos) Martin was named in a deed on 7 December 1780 at tract Simpleton, Worcester Co, MD. Thomas Martin and wife Sarah, daughter of William Selby, gave to Levin Martin their son part of the tract Simpleton, subject to a life estate of the grantors. The deed conveys to Levin and the heirs of his body, but if no heirs to Edward Martin, if no heirs to Thomas Martin, George Martin, Sarah Wise & Leah Martin.7,8 
Death*4 April 1791He died on 4 April 1791 at Worcester Co, MD, at age 31.2 
Will - Father's*22 August 1800George was named in his father's will on 22 August 1800 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will Thomas Martin gave wife Anna Bishop tract Puzzle (5.5 ac) and property she had at the time of our marriage. Land Acquantico Savannah to be sold. To daughters Leah Martin & Sarah Wise house, 50 ac and wood from tract Selbys Security. To son Thomas tract Selbys Security & Killams Choice. To grandchildren Sarah Martin, daughter of Wm. my son, balance of tract Dumlanding; Susan & Sarah Martin, daughters of my son George, Molly Martin, daughter of son Levin, Molly & William Wise children of daughter Sarah Wise. 10 ac adjacent to land of James Duer bought of McKimmy Scarborough part of tract Mardyke to be sold called Dumlanding. To nephew Thomas Martin. To children Thomas and Leah lands on the beach bought of Benjamin Dennis. Brother James Martin, friend Col. Samuel Handy & nephew Thomas Martin Extrs. Witt: Samuel R. Smith, Mary H. Martin & Charlotte H. Martin. On 9 Nov 1800 James Martin & Samuel Handy reject administration bonds. Thomas Martin Esq, Robert M. Richardson, Dr. John Neill (become administrators).4 

Family

Rosanna 'Rose' Luker b. 3 Apr 1762, d. 27 Dec 1798
Children 1.Elizabeth Martin2 b. c 1780
 2.William (of Geo & Rose) Martin2 b. 12 Oct 1781
 3.Dr. John Selby (of Geo & Rose) Martin+6,9 b. 6 Oct 1782, d. 12 Jun 1844
 4.Susanna Christian Martin+5 b. 6 Mar 1785, d. 13 May 1823
 5.Sarah Selby (of Geo) Martin4,9 b. 17 Sep 1786, d. 24 Sep 1817
 6.Nancy (of Geo & Rose) Martin2 b. 1788

Citations

  1. [S2002] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, 1759-1769, p. 19 (will of William Selby, wife Martha).
  2. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  3. [S2626] Martin Family of Worcester Co MD, Martin Bible (Upshur - Snow Hill).
  4. [S2164] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JBR, 1799-1803, p. 9 (will of Thomas Martin, wife Anna Bishop).
  5. [S724] Robert Irving Upshur & Thomas Teackel Upshur IV, Upshur Family in Virginia, 2nd Edition, p. 107.
  6. [S2622] 4 May 2016 Rob Hall, Descendants of Mary Downes.
  7. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 161 (The James Martin Family).
  8. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  9. [S2625] Neill, John Neill of Lewes, Del, 1739, p. 96.

James (of Thos) Martin1

M, b. circa 1760
FatherThomas (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1726, d. 8 Oct 1800
MotherSarah (of William) Selby1 b. c 1730, d. 1785
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1760James (of Thos) Martin was born circa 1760 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Grfath's*13 August 1761James was named in his grandfather's will on 13 August 1761 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will William Selby, planter, gave wife Martha 1/4 estate; land and plantation on tract called Durren House to use during her widowhood provided she quits claim to her 1/3 of land. To daughter Sarah Martin above mentioned lands. To grandson John Selby Martin all lands called Durren House after wife's widowhood and daughter Sarah's decease. She he die without issue, then to grandson George Martin then to grandson James Martin. To grandson Chessed Purnell land called Simpleton with the stipulation that he "never debar Lemuel Purnell or his heirs free passage to drive creatures two and from Selby's Hammoncks." To grandson Lemuel Purnell 50 acres of land called Middle adjoining Simpleton. To daughter Sarah Martin 50 acres of Middle adjoining land where Thomas Martin lives; remainder of estate. To Mary Marchment personalty. To grandson William Purnell 100 acres of Middle. Extrs: Martha Selby and Thomas Martin. Witt: Parker Selby, Moses Pain & Joseph Bishop. On 4 Mar 1762 Martha choses her 1/3.1 

Citations

  1. [S2002] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, 1759-1769, p. 19 (will of William Selby, wife Martha).

Eleanor Dashiell1

F, b. 1730
FatherCol. George Dashiell I1 b. 31 Jan 1690, d. 7 Nov 1748
MotherBetty N. (-----)1 b. c 1700, d. 17 Nov 1739
Last Edited21 May 2016
Birth*1730Eleanor Dashiell was born in 1730 at Somerset Co, MD.2,3 
Marriage*before 9 May 1748She married Capt. John (of Robt) Martin, son of Robert Martin and Mary Downes, before 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*9 May 1748Eleanor was named in her father's will on 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Dashiell gave son Clement Dashiell my 2 slaves. To son Louther my slaves. To son Isaac Dashiell land where on he lives and of his brother Louther, including the new quarters where Polly now lives. To son Thomas tract which my father gave me by deed of 12-24-1741 called Mitchells Improvement on the south sied of Great Monies Creek where my father now lives and if son Thomas dies without heirs, the to son Benjamin. To son Joseph land called River Landing which I bought of Wm. & John Ribble, 80 ac and land of William Gray called Green Hill Church, where said Gray now lives, called Lott Light in Worcester Co and tract called Summer Pasture. To son Benjamin Dashiell land called Contention alineated to him by law, and his wife Jane, "The Woods Pasture," and a tract near John Christopher and Robert Mallones, all of which I give to son Benjamin. To young son George Dashiell the plantation where on I live, and to his eldest son, but if he dies without heirs, then to son Benjamin, and he dies without heirs, to son Joseph. To wife Elizabeth, daughter Eleanor Martin, granddaughter Ann Dashiell, granddaughter Mary, daughter Clement Dashiell, granddaughter Jane, daughter of Louther Dashiell. Balance of estate to be divide between Clement, Louther, Isaac Dashiell, Eleanor Martin, Joseph Dashiell, Benjamin and George Dashiell. Wife Elizabeth Extr. Witt: Alexander M. Cants, Stephen Hobbs and Thomas Collins.1 
Married Namebefore 9 May 1748 As of before 9 May 1748,her married name was Martin. 

Family

Capt. John (of Robt) Martin b. c 1716, d. b 4 Aug 1763
Children 1.Robert (of Capt. John) Martin b. c 1749
 2.Polly (of Capt. John) Martin+ b. c 1750
 3.John (of Capt. John) Martin+4 b. c 1752, d. b 11 Dec 1792
 4.Nancy (of Capt. John) Martin4 b. c 1756, d. b 14 Sep 1795

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S2631] Benjamin J. Dashiell, Dashiell Family Records, Volume I, p. 264-272.
  3. [S2298] Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan and Gregory A. Stiverson Edward C. Papenfuse, A Biographical Disctionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Volume 1: A-H, p. 252.
  4. [S2621] 4 May 2016 Rob Hall, Descendants of Robert Martin.

Louther Dashiell1

M, b. 1722, d. 1765
FatherCol. George Dashiell I1 b. 31 Jan 1690, d. 7 Nov 1748
MotherBetty N. (-----)1 b. c 1700, d. 17 Nov 1739
Last Edited14 Mar 2017
Birth*1722Louther Dashiell was born in 1722 at Somerset Co, MD.2,3 
Marriage*19 November 1743He married Anna Piper, daughter of William (of Wm) Piper and (-----) (-----), on 19 November 1743 at Somerset Co, MD.2,3,4 
Will - Father's*9 May 1748Louther was named in his father's will on 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Dashiell gave son Clement Dashiell my 2 slaves. To son Louther my slaves. To son Isaac Dashiell land where on he lives and of his brother Louther, including the new quarters where Polly now lives. To son Thomas tract which my father gave me by deed of 12-24-1741 called Mitchells Improvement on the south sied of Great Monies Creek where my father now lives and if son Thomas dies without heirs, the to son Benjamin. To son Joseph land called River Landing which I bought of Wm. & John Ribble, 80 ac and land of William Gray called Green Hill Church, where said Gray now lives, called Lott Light in Worcester Co and tract called Summer Pasture. To son Benjamin Dashiell land called Contention alineated to him by law, and his wife Jane, "The Woods Pasture," and a tract near John Christopher and Robert Mallones, all of which I give to son Benjamin. To young son George Dashiell the plantation where on I live, and to his eldest son, but if he dies without heirs, then to son Benjamin, and he dies without heirs, to son Joseph. To wife Elizabeth, daughter Eleanor Martin, granddaughter Ann Dashiell, granddaughter Mary, daughter Clement Dashiell, granddaughter Jane, daughter of Louther Dashiell. Balance of estate to be divide between Clement, Louther, Isaac Dashiell, Eleanor Martin, Joseph Dashiell, Benjamin and George Dashiell. Wife Elizabeth Extr. Witt: Alexander M. Cants, Stephen Hobbs and Thomas Collins.1 
Est Settm't Bro's*3 July 1759He was named in the settlement of his brother's estate on 3 July 1759 at Somerset Co, MD. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Clement Dashiell was granted to Sarah Dashiell. Appraisers: David Polk & Am. Kibble. Creditors: Louther Dashiell & Anhan Crenry. Next of Kin: Thomas Dashiell & Isaac Dashiell.5 
Death*1765He died in 1765.2 

Family

Anna Piper b. c 1723, d. 1773
Child 1.Jane Dashiell1 b. c 1746

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S2631] Benjamin J. Dashiell, Dashiell Family Records, Volume I, p. 264-272.
  3. [S2298] Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan and Gregory A. Stiverson Edward C. Papenfuse, A Biographical Disctionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Volume 1: A-H, p. 252.
  4. [S976] F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 22, p. 83 (William Piper Family).
  5. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1755-1760, p. 85 (adm of Clement Dashiell).

Capt. Clement Dashiell1

M, b. 1720, d. before 3 July 1759
FatherCol. George Dashiell I1 b. 31 Jan 1690, d. 7 Nov 1748
MotherBetty N. (-----)1 b. c 1700, d. 17 Nov 1739
Last Edited14 Mar 2017
Birth*1720Capt. Clement Dashiell was born in 1720 at Somerset Co, MD.2,3 
Marriage*5 January 1740/41He married Sarah (of Wm) Piper, daughter of William (of Wm) Piper and (-----) (-----), on 5 January 1740/41 at Somerset Co, MD.3,2,4 
Will - Father's*9 May 1748Clement was named in his father's will on 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Dashiell gave son Clement Dashiell my 2 slaves. To son Louther my slaves. To son Isaac Dashiell land where on he lives and of his brother Louther, including the new quarters where Polly now lives. To son Thomas tract which my father gave me by deed of 12-24-1741 called Mitchells Improvement on the south sied of Great Monies Creek where my father now lives and if son Thomas dies without heirs, the to son Benjamin. To son Joseph land called River Landing which I bought of Wm. & John Ribble, 80 ac and land of William Gray called Green Hill Church, where said Gray now lives, called Lott Light in Worcester Co and tract called Summer Pasture. To son Benjamin Dashiell land called Contention alineated to him by law, and his wife Jane, "The Woods Pasture," and a tract near John Christopher and Robert Mallones, all of which I give to son Benjamin. To young son George Dashiell the plantation where on I live, and to his eldest son, but if he dies without heirs, then to son Benjamin, and he dies without heirs, to son Joseph. To wife Elizabeth, daughter Eleanor Martin, granddaughter Ann Dashiell, granddaughter Mary, daughter Clement Dashiell, granddaughter Jane, daughter of Louther Dashiell. Balance of estate to be divide between Clement, Louther, Isaac Dashiell, Eleanor Martin, Joseph Dashiell, Benjamin and George Dashiell. Wife Elizabeth Extr. Witt: Alexander M. Cants, Stephen Hobbs and Thomas Collins.1 
Death*before 3 July 1759He died before 3 July 1759 at Somerset Co, MD. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Clement Dashiell was granted to Sarah Dashiell. Appraisers: David Polk & Am. Kibble. Creditors: Louther Dashiell & Anhan Crenry. Next of Kin: Thomas Dashiell & Isaac Dashiell.5 

Family

Sarah (of Wm) Piper b. c 1721
Children 1.Ann (of Clem) Dashiell+1 b. c 1745, d. 29 Jul 1778
 2.Mary (of Clem) Dashiell1 b. c 1747
 3.Sarah (of Clem) Dashiell6 b. c 1749
 4.Josiah (of Clem) Dashiell7 b. c 1751
 5.Clement (of Clem) Dashiell7 b. c 1753

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S2298] Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan and Gregory A. Stiverson Edward C. Papenfuse, A Biographical Disctionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Volume 1: A-H, p. 252.
  3. [S2631] Benjamin J. Dashiell, Dashiell Family Records, Volume I, p. 264-272.
  4. [S976] F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 22, p. 83 (William Piper Family).
  5. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1755-1760, p. 85 (adm of Clement Dashiell).
  6. [S976] F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 22, p. 85 (William Piper Family).
  7. [S976] F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 22, p. 86 (William Piper Family).

Thomas Dashiell1

M, b. 1733, d. 1771
FatherCol. George Dashiell I1 b. 31 Jan 1690, d. 7 Nov 1748
MotherBetty N. (-----)1 b. c 1700, d. 17 Nov 1739
Last Edited21 May 2016
Birth*1733Thomas Dashiell was born in 1733 at Somerset Co, MD.2,3 
Will - Father's*9 May 1748Thomas was named in his father's will on 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Dashiell gave son Clement Dashiell my 2 slaves. To son Louther my slaves. To son Isaac Dashiell land where on he lives and of his brother Louther, including the new quarters where Polly now lives. To son Thomas tract which my father gave me by deed of 12-24-1741 called Mitchells Improvement on the south sied of Great Monies Creek where my father now lives and if son Thomas dies without heirs, the to son Benjamin. To son Joseph land called River Landing which I bought of Wm. & John Ribble, 80 ac and land of William Gray called Green Hill Church, where said Gray now lives, called Lott Light in Worcester Co and tract called Summer Pasture. To son Benjamin Dashiell land called Contention alineated to him by law, and his wife Jane, "The Woods Pasture," and a tract near John Christopher and Robert Mallones, all of which I give to son Benjamin. To young son George Dashiell the plantation where on I live, and to his eldest son, but if he dies without heirs, then to son Benjamin, and he dies without heirs, to son Joseph. To wife Elizabeth, daughter Eleanor Martin, granddaughter Ann Dashiell, granddaughter Mary, daughter Clement Dashiell, granddaughter Jane, daughter of Louther Dashiell. Balance of estate to be divide between Clement, Louther, Isaac Dashiell, Eleanor Martin, Joseph Dashiell, Benjamin and George Dashiell. Wife Elizabeth Extr. Witt: Alexander M. Cants, Stephen Hobbs and Thomas Collins.1 
Marriage*8 May 1757He married Anne Guilbert on 8 May 1757.2 
Est Settm't Bro's*3 July 1759Thomas Dashiell was named in the settlement of his brother's estate on 3 July 1759 at Somerset Co, MD. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Clement Dashiell was granted to Sarah Dashiell. Appraisers: David Polk & Am. Kibble. Creditors: Louther Dashiell & Anhan Crenry. Next of Kin: Thomas Dashiell & Isaac Dashiell.4 
Est Settm't B-in-law*between 8 August 1760 and 9 August 1764He was named in the settlement of his brother-in-law's estate between 8 August 1760 and 9 August 1764 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Capt. John Martin had been granted to Rev. John Rose, William Allen & Thomas Dashiell. Appraisers: James Falconer & Adam Spence. Creditors: John Taylor & Hugh Wallace. Next of Kin: James Martin and George Martin.5 
Death*1771He died in 1771 at Somerset Co, MD.2 

Family

Anne Guilbert b. c 1735

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S2631] Benjamin J. Dashiell, Dashiell Family Records, Volume I, p. 264-272.
  3. [S2298] Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan and Gregory A. Stiverson Edward C. Papenfuse, A Biographical Disctionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Volume 1: A-H, p. 252.
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1755-1760, p. 85 (adm of Clement Dashiell).
  5. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 5, 1720-1726, p. 194 (will of Robert Martin).

Col. Joseph Dashiell1,2

M, b. 1736, d. circa 1787
FatherCol. George Dashiell I1 b. 31 Jan 1690, d. 7 Nov 1748
MotherBetty N. (-----)1 b. c 1700, d. 17 Nov 1739
Last Edited22 May 2016
Birth*1736Col. Joseph Dashiell was born in 1736 at Somerset Co, MD.2 
Will - Father's*9 May 1748Joseph was named in his father's will on 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Dashiell gave son Clement Dashiell my 2 slaves. To son Louther my slaves. To son Isaac Dashiell land where on he lives and of his brother Louther, including the new quarters where Polly now lives. To son Thomas tract which my father gave me by deed of 12-24-1741 called Mitchells Improvement on the south sied of Great Monies Creek where my father now lives and if son Thomas dies without heirs, the to son Benjamin. To son Joseph land called River Landing which I bought of Wm. & John Ribble, 80 ac and land of William Gray called Green Hill Church, where said Gray now lives, called Lott Light in Worcester Co and tract called Summer Pasture. To son Benjamin Dashiell land called Contention alineated to him by law, and his wife Jane, "The Woods Pasture," and a tract near John Christopher and Robert Mallones, all of which I give to son Benjamin. To young son George Dashiell the plantation where on I live, and to his eldest son, but if he dies without heirs, then to son Benjamin, and he dies without heirs, to son Joseph. To wife Elizabeth, daughter Eleanor Martin, granddaughter Ann Dashiell, granddaughter Mary, daughter Clement Dashiell, granddaughter Jane, daughter of Louther Dashiell. Balance of estate to be divide between Clement, Louther, Isaac Dashiell, Eleanor Martin, Joseph Dashiell, Benjamin and George Dashiell. Wife Elizabeth Extr. Witt: Alexander M. Cants, Stephen Hobbs and Thomas Collins.1 
Marriage*18 May 1757He married Martha Bluett on 18 May 1757 at Somerset Co, MD.2,3 
Death*circa 1787Col. Joseph Dashiell died circa 1787 at Somerset Co, MD.2,3 

Family

Martha Bluett b. 6 Sep 1739

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S2631] Benjamin J. Dashiell, Dashiell Family Records, Volume I, p. 264-272.
  3. [S2298] Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan and Gregory A. Stiverson Edward C. Papenfuse, A Biographical Disctionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Volume 1: A-H, p. 252.

Benjamin Dashiell1

M, b. 5 January 1738/39, d. circa 1758
FatherCol. George Dashiell I1 b. 31 Jan 1690, d. 7 Nov 1748
MotherBetty N. (-----)1 b. c 1700, d. 17 Nov 1739
Last Edited22 May 2016
Birth*5 January 1738/39Benjamin Dashiell was born on 5 January 1738/39 at Somerset Co, MD.2,3 
Marriage*before 9 May 1748He married Jane (-----) before 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*9 May 1748Benjamin was named in his father's will on 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Dashiell gave son Clement Dashiell my 2 slaves. To son Louther my slaves. To son Isaac Dashiell land where on he lives and of his brother Louther, including the new quarters where Polly now lives. To son Thomas tract which my father gave me by deed of 12-24-1741 called Mitchells Improvement on the south sied of Great Monies Creek where my father now lives and if son Thomas dies without heirs, the to son Benjamin. To son Joseph land called River Landing which I bought of Wm. & John Ribble, 80 ac and land of William Gray called Green Hill Church, where said Gray now lives, called Lott Light in Worcester Co and tract called Summer Pasture. To son Benjamin Dashiell land called Contention alineated to him by law, and his wife Jane, "The Woods Pasture," and a tract near John Christopher and Robert Mallones, all of which I give to son Benjamin. To young son George Dashiell the plantation where on I live, and to his eldest son, but if he dies without heirs, then to son Benjamin, and he dies without heirs, to son Joseph. To wife Elizabeth, daughter Eleanor Martin, granddaughter Ann Dashiell, granddaughter Mary, daughter Clement Dashiell, granddaughter Jane, daughter of Louther Dashiell. Balance of estate to be divide between Clement, Louther, Isaac Dashiell, Eleanor Martin, Joseph Dashiell, Benjamin and George Dashiell. Wife Elizabeth Extr. Witt: Alexander M. Cants, Stephen Hobbs and Thomas Collins.1 
Death*circa 1758He died circa 1758 at Somerset Co, MD.2,3 

Family

Jane (-----) b. c 1728

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S2631] Benjamin J. Dashiell, Dashiell Family Records, Volume I, p. 264-272.
  3. [S2298] Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan and Gregory A. Stiverson Edward C. Papenfuse, A Biographical Disctionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Volume 1: A-H, p. 252.

Jane (-----)1

F, b. circa 1728
Last Edited4 May 2016
Birth*circa 1728Jane (-----) was born circa 1728 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Marriage*before 9 May 1748She married Benjamin Dashiell, son of Col. George Dashiell I and Betty N. (-----), before 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Father-in-law*9 May 1748Jane was named in her father-in-law's will on 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Dashiell gave son Clement Dashiell my 2 slaves. To son Louther my slaves. To son Isaac Dashiell land where on he lives and of his brother Louther, including the new quarters where Polly now lives. To son Thomas tract which my father gave me by deed of 12-24-1741 called Mitchells Improvement on the south sied of Great Monies Creek where my father now lives and if son Thomas dies without heirs, the to son Benjamin. To son Joseph land called River Landing which I bought of Wm. & John Ribble, 80 ac and land of William Gray called Green Hill Church, where said Gray now lives, called Lott Light in Worcester Co and tract called Summer Pasture. To son Benjamin Dashiell land called Contention alineated to him by law, and his wife Jane, "The Woods Pasture," and a tract near John Christopher and Robert Mallones, all of which I give to son Benjamin. To young son George Dashiell the plantation where on I live, and to his eldest son, but if he dies without heirs, then to son Benjamin, and he dies without heirs, to son Joseph. To wife Elizabeth, daughter Eleanor Martin, granddaughter Ann Dashiell, granddaughter Mary, daughter Clement Dashiell, granddaughter Jane, daughter of Louther Dashiell. Balance of estate to be divide between Clement, Louther, Isaac Dashiell, Eleanor Martin, Joseph Dashiell, Benjamin and George Dashiell. Wife Elizabeth Extr. Witt: Alexander M. Cants, Stephen Hobbs and Thomas Collins.1 
Married Namebefore 9 May 1748 As of before 9 May 1748,her married name was Dashiell. 

Family

Benjamin Dashiell b. 5 Jan 1738/39, d. c 1758

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).

Sarah (of Wm) Piper1

F, b. circa 1721
FatherWilliam (of Wm) Piper2 b. 12 May 1691, d. b 4 Jun 1734
Mother(-----) (-----)2 b. c 1700
Last Edited14 Mar 2017
Birth*circa 1721Sarah (of Wm) Piper was born circa 1721 at Somerset Co, MD.3 
Will - Father's*13 February 1733/34Sarah was named in her father's will on 13 February 1733/34 at Stepney Parish, Somerset Co, MD. In his will William Piper, planter, gave to son Joseph and John real estate, divided when first is of age; son Joseph to have first choice. To children: Sarah, Anna, John and Joseph, residue of estate when of age. Children to be brought up in the Church of England. Extr. cousin James Dashiell. Overseers: Brother Christopher, cousins Huett Nutter, George Dashiell & John Caldwell Sr.1 
Est Settm't Father's*12 July 1735She was named in the settlement of her father's estate on 12 July 1735 at Somerset Co, MD. The administration account on the estate of William Piper was submitted by George Dashiell, Gent. Mentions children: Sarah Piper, Ann Piper, Joseph Piper and John Piper. Distribution equally to the 4 children.2 
Marriage*5 January 1740/41She married Capt. Clement Dashiell, son of Col. George Dashiell I and Betty N. (-----), on 5 January 1740/41 at Somerset Co, MD.4,5,2 
Married Name5 January 1740/41 As of 5 January 1740/41,her married name was Dashiell. 
Est Settm't Husb's*3 July 1759Sarah (of Wm) Piper was named in her husband's estate settlement on 3 July 1759 at Somerset Co, MD. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Clement Dashiell was granted to Sarah Dashiell. Appraisers: David Polk & Am. Kibble. Creditors: Louther Dashiell & Anhan Crenry. Next of Kin: Thomas Dashiell & Isaac Dashiell.6 
Marriage*14 February 1760She married John Adams on 14 February 1760 at Somerset Co, MD. They were show as John Adams and Sarah Dashiell, widow.7 
Married Name14 February 1760 As of 14 February 1760,her married name was Adams. 
Est Settm't Bro's*19 May 1761Sarah (of Wm) Piper was named in the settlement of her brother's estate on 19 May 1761 at Somerset Co, MD. The inventory of the estate of Capt. Joseph Piper was filed on 19 May 1761 by John Piper. Signed as next of kin: Annie Dashiell and Sarah Addams.8 

Family 1

Capt. Clement Dashiell b. 1720, d. b 3 Jul 1759
Marriage*5 January 1740/41She married Capt. Clement Dashiell, son of Col. George Dashiell I and Betty N. (-----), on 5 January 1740/41 at Somerset Co, MD.4,5,2 
Children 1.Ann (of Clem) Dashiell+3 b. c 1745, d. 29 Jul 1778
 2.Mary (of Clem) Dashiell3 b. c 1747
 3.Sarah (of Clem) Dashiell7 b. c 1749
 4.Josiah (of Clem) Dashiell9 b. c 1751
 5.Clement (of Clem) Dashiell9 b. c 1753

Family 2

John Adams b. c 1720
Marriage*14 February 1760Sarah (of Wm) Piper married John Adams on 14 February 1760 at Somerset Co, MD. They were show as John Adams and Sarah Dashiell, widow.7 
Children 1.John (of John) Adams9 b. 21 Nov 1760
 2.William (of John) Adams9 b. 19 Feb 1765, d. b 15 Jan 1793

Citations

  1. [S2124] Vernon L. Skinner Jr., Somerest County, MD, Wills 1667-1748 (Liber EB 9), p. 40 (will of William Piper).
  2. [S976] F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 22, p. 83 (William Piper Family).
  3. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).
  4. [S2631] Benjamin J. Dashiell, Dashiell Family Records, Volume I, p. 264-272.
  5. [S2298] Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan and Gregory A. Stiverson Edward C. Papenfuse, A Biographical Disctionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Volume 1: A-H, p. 252.
  6. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1755-1760, p. 85 (adm of Clement Dashiell).
  7. [S976] F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 22, p. 85 (William Piper Family).
  8. [S976] F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 22, p. 87 (William Piper Family).
  9. [S976] F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 22, p. 86 (William Piper Family).

Ann (of Clem) Dashiell1

F, b. circa 1745, d. 29 July 1778
FatherCapt. Clement Dashiell1 b. 1720, d. b 3 Jul 1759
MotherSarah (of Wm) Piper1 b. c 1721
ChartsDescendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited14 Mar 2017
Birth*circa 1745Ann (of Clem) Dashiell was born circa 1745 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Grfath's*9 May 1748Ann was named in her grandfather's will on 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Dashiell gave son Clement Dashiell my 2 slaves. To son Louther my slaves. To son Isaac Dashiell land where on he lives and of his brother Louther, including the new quarters where Polly now lives. To son Thomas tract which my father gave me by deed of 12-24-1741 called Mitchells Improvement on the south sied of Great Monies Creek where my father now lives and if son Thomas dies without heirs, the to son Benjamin. To son Joseph land called River Landing which I bought of Wm. & John Ribble, 80 ac and land of William Gray called Green Hill Church, where said Gray now lives, called Lott Light in Worcester Co and tract called Summer Pasture. To son Benjamin Dashiell land called Contention alineated to him by law, and his wife Jane, "The Woods Pasture," and a tract near John Christopher and Robert Mallones, all of which I give to son Benjamin. To young son George Dashiell the plantation where on I live, and to his eldest son, but if he dies without heirs, then to son Benjamin, and he dies without heirs, to son Joseph. To wife Elizabeth, daughter Eleanor Martin, granddaughter Ann Dashiell, granddaughter Mary, daughter Clement Dashiell, granddaughter Jane, daughter of Louther Dashiell. Balance of estate to be divide between Clement, Louther, Isaac Dashiell, Eleanor Martin, Joseph Dashiell, Benjamin and George Dashiell. Wife Elizabeth Extr. Witt: Alexander M. Cants, Stephen Hobbs and Thomas Collins.1 
Marriage26 August 1770She married William (of Ambrose) Dixon, son of Ambrose (of Wm of Thos) Dixon and Martha Horsey, on 26 August 1770 at Somerset Co, MD. They were shown as William Dixon and Anna Dasheal or Dashiell.2 
Married Name26 August 1770 As of 26 August 1770,her married name was Dixon. 
Death*29 July 1778Ann (of Clem) Dashiell died on 29 July 1778 at Somerset Co, MD.3 

Family

William (of Ambrose) Dixon b. 7 Mar 1739, d. b 25 Nov 1817
Child 1.William Dashiell Dixon4 b. c 1771

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S2228] Robert Barnes, Maryland Marriages, 1634-1777, p. 52.
  3. [S2199] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 8, p. 109 (Dixon Family).
  4. [S1053] Ruth T. Dryden, Somerset County, MD, Will Book EB 7, 1788-1799, p. 20 (will of Ambrose Dixon, wife Martha).

Anna Piper1,2

F, b. circa 1723, d. 1773
FatherWilliam (of Wm) Piper3 b. 12 May 1691, d. b 4 Jun 1734
Mother(-----) (-----)3 b. c 1700
Last Edited14 Mar 2017
Birth*circa 1723Anna Piper was born circa 1723 at Somerset Co, MD.4 
Will - Father's*13 February 1733/34Anna was named in her father's will on 13 February 1733/34 at Stepney Parish, Somerset Co, MD. In his will William Piper, planter, gave to son Joseph and John real estate, divided when first is of age; son Joseph to have first choice. To children: Sarah, Anna, John and Joseph, residue of estate when of age. Children to be brought up in the Church of England. Extr. cousin James Dashiell. Overseers: Brother Christopher, cousins Huett Nutter, George Dashiell & John Caldwell Sr.5 
Est Settm't Father's*12 July 1735She was named in the settlement of her father's estate on 12 July 1735 at Somerset Co, MD. The administration account on the estate of William Piper was submitted by George Dashiell, Gent. Mentions children: Sarah Piper, Ann Piper, Joseph Piper and John Piper. Distribution equally to the 4 children.3 
Marriage*19 November 1743She married Louther Dashiell, son of Col. George Dashiell I and Betty N. (-----), on 19 November 1743 at Somerset Co, MD.1,2,3 
Married Name19 November 1743 As of 19 November 1743,her married name was Dashiell. 
Est Settm't Bro's*19 May 1761Anna Piper was named in the settlement of her brother's estate on 19 May 1761 at Somerset Co, MD. The inventory of the estate of Capt. Joseph Piper was filed on 19 May 1761 by John Piper. Signed as next of kin: Annie Dashiell and Sarah Addams.6 
Death*1773She died in 1773.1 

Family

Louther Dashiell b. 1722, d. 1765
Marriage*19 November 1743She married Louther Dashiell, son of Col. George Dashiell I and Betty N. (-----), on 19 November 1743 at Somerset Co, MD.1,2,3 
Child 1.Jane Dashiell4 b. c 1746

Citations

  1. [S2631] Benjamin J. Dashiell, Dashiell Family Records, Volume I, p. 264-272.
  2. [S2298] Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan and Gregory A. Stiverson Edward C. Papenfuse, A Biographical Disctionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Volume 1: A-H, p. 252.
  3. [S976] F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 22, p. 83 (William Piper Family).
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).
  5. [S2124] Vernon L. Skinner Jr., Somerest County, MD, Wills 1667-1748 (Liber EB 9), p. 40 (will of William Piper).
  6. [S976] F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 22, p. 87 (William Piper Family).

Jane Dashiell1

F, b. circa 1746
FatherLouther Dashiell1 b. 1722, d. 1765
MotherAnna Piper1 b. c 1723, d. 1773
Last Edited4 May 2016
Birth*circa 1746Jane Dashiell was born circa 1746 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Grfath's*9 May 1748Jane was named in her grandfather's will on 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Dashiell gave son Clement Dashiell my 2 slaves. To son Louther my slaves. To son Isaac Dashiell land where on he lives and of his brother Louther, including the new quarters where Polly now lives. To son Thomas tract which my father gave me by deed of 12-24-1741 called Mitchells Improvement on the south sied of Great Monies Creek where my father now lives and if son Thomas dies without heirs, the to son Benjamin. To son Joseph land called River Landing which I bought of Wm. & John Ribble, 80 ac and land of William Gray called Green Hill Church, where said Gray now lives, called Lott Light in Worcester Co and tract called Summer Pasture. To son Benjamin Dashiell land called Contention alineated to him by law, and his wife Jane, "The Woods Pasture," and a tract near John Christopher and Robert Mallones, all of which I give to son Benjamin. To young son George Dashiell the plantation where on I live, and to his eldest son, but if he dies without heirs, then to son Benjamin, and he dies without heirs, to son Joseph. To wife Elizabeth, daughter Eleanor Martin, granddaughter Ann Dashiell, granddaughter Mary, daughter Clement Dashiell, granddaughter Jane, daughter of Louther Dashiell. Balance of estate to be divide between Clement, Louther, Isaac Dashiell, Eleanor Martin, Joseph Dashiell, Benjamin and George Dashiell. Wife Elizabeth Extr. Witt: Alexander M. Cants, Stephen Hobbs and Thomas Collins.1 

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).

Mary (of Clem) Dashiell1

F, b. circa 1747
FatherCapt. Clement Dashiell1 b. 1720, d. b 3 Jul 1759
MotherSarah (of Wm) Piper1 b. c 1721
Last Edited14 Mar 2017
Birth*circa 1747Mary (of Clem) Dashiell was born circa 1747 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Grfath's*9 May 1748Mary was named in her grandfather's will on 9 May 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Dashiell gave son Clement Dashiell my 2 slaves. To son Louther my slaves. To son Isaac Dashiell land where on he lives and of his brother Louther, including the new quarters where Polly now lives. To son Thomas tract which my father gave me by deed of 12-24-1741 called Mitchells Improvement on the south sied of Great Monies Creek where my father now lives and if son Thomas dies without heirs, the to son Benjamin. To son Joseph land called River Landing which I bought of Wm. & John Ribble, 80 ac and land of William Gray called Green Hill Church, where said Gray now lives, called Lott Light in Worcester Co and tract called Summer Pasture. To son Benjamin Dashiell land called Contention alineated to him by law, and his wife Jane, "The Woods Pasture," and a tract near John Christopher and Robert Mallones, all of which I give to son Benjamin. To young son George Dashiell the plantation where on I live, and to his eldest son, but if he dies without heirs, then to son Benjamin, and he dies without heirs, to son Joseph. To wife Elizabeth, daughter Eleanor Martin, granddaughter Ann Dashiell, granddaughter Mary, daughter Clement Dashiell, granddaughter Jane, daughter of Louther Dashiell. Balance of estate to be divide between Clement, Louther, Isaac Dashiell, Eleanor Martin, Joseph Dashiell, Benjamin and George Dashiell. Wife Elizabeth Extr. Witt: Alexander M. Cants, Stephen Hobbs and Thomas Collins.1 

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calender of Wills, Vol. 9, 1744-1749, p. 189 (will of George Dashiell, wife Elizabeth).

Mary 'Molly' Handy1

F, b. circa 1732
FatherEbenezer Handy2 b. 1697, d. Jan 1735/36
MotherElizabeth Dashiell2 b. 1702, d. 1748
Last Edited16 May 2016
Birth*circa 1732Mary 'Molly' Handy was born circa 1732 at Worcester Co, MD.3 
Marriage*circa 1754She married Col. James (of Col. James) Martin II Esq., son of Col. James Martin I and Mary Downes, circa 1754 at Worcester Co, MD.4,5 
Married Namecirca 1754 As of circa 1754,her married name was Martin. 
Land sold*2 February 1770Mary 'Molly' Handy sold land on 2 February 1770 at tract Broad Neck, Indian Town, Worcester Co, MD. James Martin and wife Mary sold to Thomas Victor 210 ac of tract Broad Neck in Indian Town and 100 ac of tract Addition to Broad Neck.6 
Will - Husb's*12 March 1810Mary was named in her husband's will on 12 March 1810 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will James Martin named Dr. John S. Martin & Robert Smith trustees to sell Real Estate and be Extrs. To James and Thomas Martin of John. To daughter Betsy Wise, wife of Ezekiel. To wife Molly Martin. To daughter Hetty Davis and Mary Wise. Witt: Nancy Handy, Priscilla W. Handy & Sally Handy. The will was recorded 25 May 1810. (NOTE: The original shows Dr. John S. Martin, not Dr. Joseph S. Martin as shown by Ruth Dryden.)7,8 

Family

Col. James (of Col. James) Martin II Esq. b. c 1732, d. 15 May 1810
Children 1.Thomas (of James II) Martin Esq.+4 b. c 1754, d. Feb 1815
 2.Elizabeth (of James II) Martin+9,5 b. 3 Aug 1755, d. 19 Oct 1820
 3.Margaret 'Peggy' (of James II) Martin10 b. c 1756, d. c 1780
 4.Betsy (of James II) Martin7 b. c 1758
 5.Mary (of James II) Martin5 b. c 1760
 6.Hetty (of James II) Martin2 b. c 1762, d. 1813
 7.Sarah (of James II) Martin+5 b. c 1770, d. 1810

Citations

  1. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 14 (1.11. Ebenezer Handy).
  2. [S2622] 4 May 2016 Rob Hall, Descendants of Mary Downes.
  3. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 43 (1.11.5 Mary Handy, Mrs. James Martin).
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, p. 120 (Maryland Calender of Wills, Vol 14, 1767-1772, will of William Whittington).
  5. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 44 (1.11.5 Mary Handy, Mrs. James Martin).
  6. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 159 (The James Martin Family).
  7. [S2225] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book MH, 1806-1813, p. 17 (will of James Martin, wife Molly).
  8. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  9. [S2625] Neill, John Neill of Lewes, Del, 1739, p. 94.
  10. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 111 (1.11.3.1. Maj. James Martin Handy).

Thomas (of James II) Martin Esq.1

M, b. circa 1754, d. February 1815
FatherCol. James (of Col. James) Martin II Esq.2 b. c 1732, d. 15 May 1810
MotherMary 'Molly' Handy2 b. c 1732
Last Edited13 May 2016
Birth*circa 1754Thomas (of James II) Martin Esq. was born circa 1754 at Worcester Co, MD.2 
Will - Cousin's*15 May 1768Thomas was named in his cousin's will on 15 May 1768 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will William Whittingham gave wife Mary King Whittingham, 1/3 lands, plantation in Indian Town, Double Purchase Addition adjacent Double Purchase & Whittington's Meadow, & Extr. to son not yet baptised, John Rousby Whittinghton, balance and if he does not attain age, the to Step-Father Benton Harris and mother Betty Harris. To cousin Thomas Martin son of James (in Snow Hill) house & lot in Snow Hill. To cousin John Martin, son of John, my Indian Town lands including Double Purchase, Addition to Double Purchase, Whittington's Meadow, and adjoining lands after my wife death. My slaves and their progeny to be freed at the death of my family. To cousin Southey Littleton Whittington or Littleton Whittington son of Southy Littleton Whittington who now lives in Virginia, Sandy Wharf, Baltimores Gift and part of Sikes Island. To cousin Nancy Martin land of Outten Truitt Crown Point Hard Labour, 150 acres. To Nancy Martin who now lives at my Step-Fathers. To Dolly Martin and Esther Hall wife of Richard. Mentioned father Wm. W. Whittington. Friends Benton Harris, George Hayward guardians. Witt: Neil McMullen, Samuel Smyly, Polly Richardson & Jehu Jenkinson.2 
Marriage*circa 1780He married Charlotte Hayward circa 1780.1,3 
Land bought*4 October 1784Thomas (of James II) Martin Esq. bought land on 4 October 1784 at Worcester Co, MD. James Martin of Worcester County sold to Thomas Martin, his son, for 5 shillings, 200 acres of land being part of a tract called Snow Hill.4 
Land sold*23 December 1791He sold land on 23 December 1791 at Worcester Co, MD. Thomas Martin, son of James, of Worcester County sold to William Whittington, son of William dec'd, of same place, for 22 pounds, 10 shillings, all right, title and interest devised to him by William Whittington, father of the above named grantee, particularly a dwelling in Snow Hill Town known as No. 28.4 
Will - Uncle's*22 August 1800Thomas was named in his uncle's will on 22 August 1800 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will Thomas Martin gave wife Anna Bishop tract Puzzle (5.5 ac) and property she had at the time of our marriage. Land Acquantico Savannah to be sold. To daughters Leah Martin & Sarah Wise house, 50 ac and wood from tract Selbys Security. To son Thomas tract Selbys Security & Killams Choice. To grandchildren Sarah Martin, daughter of Wm. my son, balance of tract Dumlanding; Susan & Sarah Martin, daughters of my son George, Molly Martin, daughter of son Levin, Molly & William Wise children of daughter Sarah Wise. 10 ac adjacent to land of James Duer bought of McKimmy Scarborough part of tract Mardyke to be sold called Dumlanding. To nephew Thomas Martin. To children Thomas and Leah lands on the beach bought of Benjamin Dennis. Brother James Martin, friend Col. Samuel Handy & nephew Thomas Martin Extrs. Witt: Samuel R. Smith, Mary H. Martin & Charlotte H. Martin. On 9 Nov 1800 James Martin & Samuel Handy reject administration bonds. Thomas Martin Esq, Robert M. Richardson, Dr. John Neill (become administrators).5 
Death*February 1815He died in February 1815 at Cedar Grove, Baltimore, MD.6,1 

Family

Charlotte Hayward b. c 1760
Marriage*circa 1780He married Charlotte Hayward circa 1780.1,3 
Children 1.Mary Martin7 b. c 1782
 2.James Martin7 b. c 1784
 3.Sarah 'Sallie' Hayward Martin7 b. c 1786
 4.Margaret Martin7 b. c 1788
 5.Charlotte Martin7 b. c 1790
 6.George Hayward Martin6 b. 1794, d. 1810

Citations

  1. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 133 (1.11.5.2. Thomas Martin).
  2. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, p. 120 (Maryland Calender of Wills, Vol 14, 1767-1772, will of William Whittington).
  3. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 44 (1.11.5 Mary Handy, Mrs. James Martin).
  4. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  5. [S2164] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JBR, 1799-1803, p. 9 (will of Thomas Martin, wife Anna Bishop).
  6. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  7. [S2625] Neill, John Neill of Lewes, Del, 1739, p. 96.

Anne Downes1

F, b. 4 December 1683
FatherGeorge Downes1 b. c 1645, d. b 23 Jan 1737/38
MotherMargaret Mitchell1 b. c 1669, d. b 4 Oct 1742
Last Edited13 Mar 2017
Birth*4 December 1683Anne Downes was born on 4 December 1683 at Somerset Co, MD. She was shown as Anne Downes, daughter of George & Margaret Downes, born 4 Dec 1683.1 
Marriage*circa 1705She married Samuel Covington, son of Thomas Covington Sr. and Rachel Ingram, circa 1705 at Somerset Co, MD.2,3 
Married Namecirca 1705 As of circa 1705,her married name was Covington. 
Will - Father's*15 August 1721Anne was named in her father's will on 15 August 1721 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Downes gave son Mitchell George Downes and Robert, daughters Margret, Betty and Esther, personalty. To 5 daughters, viz: Elizabeth Bennett, Anne Covington, Mary Martin, Sarah Downes and Priscila Derickson, 10 shillings each. To wife Margaret (Extr) and heirs the residue of personal estate. Witt: Robert Jones, David Evans (dec'd at date of probate).4 
Marriage*before 5 October 1725She married Thomas Dixon before 5 October 1725 at Somerset Co, MD. It was on this date that administration account on the estate of Samuel Covington was submitted by Thomas Dixon and his wife Anne.3 
Married Namebefore 5 October 1725 As of before 5 October 1725,her married name was Dixon. 
Will - Mother's*6 October 1741Anne was named in her mother's will on 6 October 1741 at Somerset Co, MD. In her will Margaret Downs gave children viz: Robert (Extr), Margaret, Sarah, Esther, Mary Martin, Priscilla Robinson, Ann Dixon and Betty Hooper. Witt: Robert Jones & Lewis Jones.5 

Family 1

Samuel Covington b. c 1682, d. b 5 Oct 1725
Marriage*circa 1705She married Samuel Covington, son of Thomas Covington Sr. and Rachel Ingram, circa 1705 at Somerset Co, MD.2,3 

Family 2

Thomas Dixon b. c 1700
Marriage*before 5 October 1725Anne Downes married Thomas Dixon before 5 October 1725 at Somerset Co, MD. It was on this date that administration account on the estate of Samuel Covington was submitted by Thomas Dixon and his wife Anne.3 

Citations

  1. [S970] F. Edward Wright, Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, 1648-1725, 2nd Edition, p. 111 (Somerset Land Records).
  2. [S224] Clayton Torrence, Old Somerset on The Eastern Shore of Maryland, p. 442 (Appendix X, Early Settlers, Downes Family).
  3. [S2210] Ralph A. Riggin & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 17, p. 44-46 (The Downes Family).
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 7, 1732-1738, p. 233 (will of George Downes, wife Margaret).
  5. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 8, 1738-1743, p. 186 (will of Margaret Downs).

Isabell Downes1

F, b. 20 August 1688
FatherGeorge Downes1 b. c 1645, d. b 23 Jan 1737/38
MotherMargaret Mitchell1 b. c 1669, d. b 4 Oct 1742
Last Edited5 May 2016
Birth*20 August 1688Isabell Downes was born on 20 August 1688 at Somerset Co, MD. She was shown as Isabell Downes, daughter of George & Margaret Downes, born 20 Aug 1688.1 

Citations

  1. [S970] F. Edward Wright, Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, 1648-1725, 2nd Edition, p. 111 (Somerset Land Records).

Bossman Downes1

M, b. 7 February 1677/78
FatherGeorge Downes1 b. c 1645, d. b 23 Jan 1737/38
MotherAnne Bozman1 b. 4 Jun 1657
Last Edited5 May 2016
Birth*7 February 1677/78Bossman Downes was born on 7 February 1677/78 at Manokin, Somerset Co, MD. He was shown as Bossman Downes, son of George Downes and Anne his wife, born at Manoakin 7 Feb 1677.1 

Citations

  1. [S970] F. Edward Wright, Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, 1648-1725, 2nd Edition, p. 109 (Somerset Land Records).

Margaret Downes1

F, b. 27 January 1685/86
FatherGeorge Downes2 b. c 1645, d. b 23 Jan 1737/38
MotherMargaret Mitchell2 b. c 1669, d. b 4 Oct 1742
Last Edited6 May 2016
Birth*27 January 1685/86Margaret Downes was born on 27 January 1685/86 at Somerset Co, MD. She was shown as Margaret Downes, daughter of George and Margarett Downes, born 27 Jan 1685.2 
Will - Mentioned in*25 February 1720Margaret was mentioned in a will on 25 February 1720 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will Samuel Morris, shipwright, of Somerset County, the son of Samuel & Sarah Morris, left a legacy to Margaret, daughter of George Downs (among others). He also mentioned a sloop "Sarah" bequeathed to father and mother which was under the management of Michal Downes.3 
Will - Father's*15 August 1721Margaret was named in her father's will on 15 August 1721 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Downes gave son Mitchell George Downes and Robert, daughters Margret, Betty and Esther, personalty. To 5 daughters, viz: Elizabeth Bennett, Anne Covington, Mary Martin, Sarah Downes and Priscila Derickson, 10 shillings each. To wife Margaret (Extr) and heirs the residue of personal estate. Witt: Robert Jones, David Evans (dec'd at date of probate).4 
Land rec'd as gift*26 December 1729She received land as a gift on 26 December 1729 at Somerset Co, MD. George Downs and wife Margaret gave to daughters 1/4 part of Margaret Downs and Sarah Downs. If either to marry, then the single one to inherit.3 
Will - Mother's*6 October 1741Margaret was named in her mother's will on 6 October 1741 at Somerset Co, MD. In her will Margaret Downs gave children viz: Robert (Extr), Margaret, Sarah, Esther, Mary Martin, Priscilla Robinson, Ann Dixon and Betty Hooper. Witt: Robert Jones & Lewis Jones.5 

Citations

  1. [S970] F. Edward Wright, Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, 1648-1725, 2nd Edition, p. 119 (Somerset Land Records).
  2. [S970] F. Edward Wright, Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, 1648-1725, 2nd Edition, p. 110 (Somerset Land Records).
  3. [S2210] Ralph A. Riggin & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 17, p. 44-46 (The Downes Family).
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 7, 1732-1738, p. 233 (will of George Downes, wife Margaret).
  5. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 8, 1738-1743, p. 186 (will of Margaret Downs).

Elizabeth 'Betty' Downes1

F, b. 14 August 1679
FatherGeorge Downes1 b. c 1645, d. b 23 Jan 1737/38
MotherAnne Bozman1 b. 4 Jun 1657
Last Edited23 Jul 2016
Birth*14 August 1679Elizabeth 'Betty' Downes was born on 14 August 1679 at Somerset Co, MD. She was shown as Elizabeth Downes, daughter of George and Anne Downes, born 14 Aug 1679.1 
Marriage*circa 1700She married Edward(?) Bennett, son of Edward Bennett and Dorothy (-----), circa 1700. Wright states that he may have been Edward Bennett who died by 24 Mar 1753 when Robert Downes signed as next of kin.2,3 
Married Namecirca 1700 As of circa 1700,her married name was Bennett. 
Will - Father's*15 August 1721Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 15 August 1721 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Downes gave son Mitchell George Downes and Robert, daughters Margret, Betty and Esther, personalty. To 5 daughters, viz: Elizabeth Bennett, Anne Covington, Mary Martin, Sarah Downes and Priscila Derickson, 10 shillings each. To wife Margaret (Extr) and heirs the residue of personal estate. Witt: Robert Jones, David Evans (dec'd at date of probate).2 

Family

Edward(?) Bennett b. c 1675, d. b 24 Mar 1753

Citations

  1. [S970] F. Edward Wright, Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, 1648-1725, 2nd Edition, p. 110 (Somerset Land Records).
  2. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 7, 1732-1738, p. 233 (will of George Downes, wife Margaret).
  3. [S2210] Ralph A. Riggin & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 17, p. 44-46 (The Downes Family).

Sarah Downes1

F, b. 25 June 1693, d. before 10 June 1765
FatherGeorge Downes1 b. c 1645, d. b 23 Jan 1737/38
MotherMargaret Mitchell1 b. c 1669, d. b 4 Oct 1742
Last Edited5 May 2016
Birth*25 June 1693Sarah Downes was born on 25 June 1693 at Somerset Co, MD. She was shown as Sarah Downes, daughter of George and Margaret Downes, born 25 Jun 1693.1 
Will - Father's*15 August 1721Sarah was named in her father's will on 15 August 1721 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Downes gave son Mitchell George Downes and Robert, daughters Margret, Betty and Esther, personalty. To 5 daughters, viz: Elizabeth Bennett, Anne Covington, Mary Martin, Sarah Downes and Priscila Derickson, 10 shillings each. To wife Margaret (Extr) and heirs the residue of personal estate. Witt: Robert Jones, David Evans (dec'd at date of probate).2 
Land rec'd as gift*26 December 1729She received land as a gift on 26 December 1729 at Somerset Co, MD. George Downs and wife Margaret gave to daughters 1/4 part of Margaret Downs and Sarah Downs. If either to marry, then the single one to inherit.3 
Will - Mother's*6 October 1741Sarah was named in her mother's will on 6 October 1741 at Somerset Co, MD. In her will Margaret Downs gave children viz: Robert (Extr), Margaret, Sarah, Esther, Mary Martin, Priscilla Robinson, Ann Dixon and Betty Hooper. Witt: Robert Jones & Lewis Jones.4 
Marriage*circa 1750She married (-----) Claggett circa 1750.5 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Claggett. 
Will*22 March 1765Sarah made a will on 22 March 1765 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Sarah Claggett gave sister Esther Downs personalty. To sister Mary Martin 18 pounds currency due me in the hands of William Pitney. To sister-in-law Elizabeth Downs, widow of my brother Robert Downs, 10 pounds currency. To Abraham Hooper personalty. To sister Esther Downs and Mary Martin the remainder of estate after debts are paid. Extr: Mary Martin. Witt: William Whittington and Mary Irving.6,5 
Death*before 10 June 1765She died before 10 June 1765 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that her will was proved. (NOTE: Calendar of wills shows 10 Jun 1765 and Jones shows 18 Jun 1765.)6,5 
Will - Sister's*21 April 1768Sarah was named in her sister's will on 21 April 1768 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Esther Downs gave Sarah Downs Negro girl Linsey. To sister Mary Martin £6. To sister-in-law Betty Downs and her children the residue of estate equally. Witt: James Martin & Mary Martin. (NOTE: Since this Sarah Downes died in 1765, perhaps this was a daughter of her brother Robert Downes, dec'd.)7 

Family

(-----) Claggett b. c 1700
Marriage*circa 1750She married (-----) Claggett circa 1750.5 

Citations

  1. [S970] F. Edward Wright, Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records, 1648-1725, 2nd Edition, p. 112 (Somerset Land Records).
  2. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 7, 1732-1738, p. 233 (will of George Downes, wife Margaret).
  3. [S2210] Ralph A. Riggin & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 17, p. 44-46 (The Downes Family).
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 8, 1738-1743, p. 186 (will of Margaret Downs).
  5. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 13, 1764-1767, p. 78 (will of Sarah Claggett).
  6. [S2002] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, 1759-1769, p. 30 (will of Sarah Clagett).
  7. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 16, 1774-1777, p. 3 (will of Esther Downs).

Robert Downes1

M, b. circa 1699, d. before 22 March 1765
FatherGeorge Downes1 b. c 1645, d. b 23 Jan 1737/38
MotherMargaret Mitchell1 b. c 1669, d. b 4 Oct 1742
Last Edited6 May 2016
Birth*circa 1699Robert Downes was born circa 1699 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*15 August 1721Robert was named in his father's will on 15 August 1721 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Downes gave son Mitchell George Downes and Robert, daughters Margret, Betty and Esther, personalty. To 5 daughters, viz: Elizabeth Bennett, Anne Covington, Mary Martin, Sarah Downes and Priscila Derickson, 10 shillings each. To wife Margaret (Extr) and heirs the residue of personal estate. Witt: Robert Jones, David Evans (dec'd at date of probate).1 
Tax list*between 1723 and 1740He was on the tax list between 1723 and 1740 at Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset Co, MD. He was shown as Robert Downes, a head of household.2 
Marriage*circa 1725He married Elizabeth 'Betty' (-----) circa 1725 at Somerset Co, MD.3 
Deposition*20 April 1739Robert Downes gave a deposition on 20 April 1739 at Somerset Co, MD. He was shown as Robert Downs, age 42, when he deposed regarding the bounds of the tract Babylon.2 
Will - Mother's*6 October 1741Robert was named in his mother's will on 6 October 1741 at Somerset Co, MD. In her will Margaret Downs gave children viz: Robert (Extr), Margaret, Sarah, Esther, Mary Martin, Priscilla Robinson, Ann Dixon and Betty Hooper. Witt: Robert Jones & Lewis Jones.4 
Est Settm't Named In*11 March 1748He was named in an estate settlement on 11 March 1748 at Somerset Co, MD. It was on this date that the inventory of the estate of Thomas Covington was filed by Abraham Covington. Signed as next of kin: Robert Downes and Danall Jones.2 
Land conveyed*12 December 1758He conveyed land on 12 December 1758 at Somerset Co, MD. Robert Downs conveyed part of the land to Levin Dashiell.2 
Death*before 22 March 1765He died before 22 March 1765 at Worcester Co, MD.5 
Will - Sister's*22 March 1765Robert was named in his sister's will on 22 March 1765 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Sarah Claggett gave sister Esther Downs personalty. To sister Mary Martin 18 pounds currency due me in the hands of William Pitney. To sister-in-law Elizabeth Downs, widow of my brother Robert Downs, 10 pounds currency. To Abraham Hooper personalty. To sister Esther Downs and Mary Martin the remainder of estate after debts are paid. Extr: Mary Martin. Witt: William Whittington and Mary Irving.5 

Family

Elizabeth 'Betty' (-----) b. c 1700
Marriage*circa 1725He married Elizabeth 'Betty' (-----) circa 1725 at Somerset Co, MD.3 

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 7, 1732-1738, p. 233 (will of George Downes, wife Margaret).
  2. [S2210] Ralph A. Riggin & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 17, p. 44-46 (The Downes Family).
  3. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 16, 1774-1777, p. 3 (will of Esther Downs).
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 8, 1738-1743, p. 186 (will of Margaret Downs).
  5. [S2002] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, 1759-1769, p. 30 (will of Sarah Clagett).

Priscilla Downes1

F, b. circa 1697
FatherGeorge Downes1 b. c 1645, d. b 23 Jan 1737/38
MotherMargaret Mitchell1 b. c 1669, d. b 4 Oct 1742
ChartsDescendants of William Jones (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited6 May 2016
Birth*circa 1697Priscilla Downes was born circa 1697 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Marriage*circa 1720She married Samuel Derrickson, son of Andreas 'Andrew' Derrickson and Temperance Hopkins, circa 1720 at Somerset Co, MD.2,1,3 
Married Namecirca 1720 As of circa 1720,her married name was Derrickson. 
Will - Father's*15 August 1721Priscilla was named in her father's will on 15 August 1721 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Downes gave son Mitchell George Downes and Robert, daughters Margret, Betty and Esther, personalty. To 5 daughters, viz: Elizabeth Bennett, Anne Covington, Mary Martin, Sarah Downes and Priscila Derickson, 10 shillings each. To wife Margaret (Extr) and heirs the residue of personal estate. Witt: Robert Jones, David Evans (dec'd at date of probate).1 
Marriage*circa 1735She married Joshua Robinson, son of William Robinson (Pocomoke) and Mary Rickards, circa 1735 at Somerset Co, MD.4 
Married Namecirca 1735 As of circa 1735,her married name was Robinson. 
Will - Mother's*6 October 1741Priscilla was named in her mother's will on 6 October 1741 at Somerset Co, MD. In her will Margaret Downs gave children viz: Robert (Extr), Margaret, Sarah, Esther, Mary Martin, Priscilla Robinson, Ann Dixon and Betty Hooper. Witt: Robert Jones & Lewis Jones.1 

Family 1

Samuel Derrickson b. c 1700
Marriage*circa 1720She married Samuel Derrickson, son of Andreas 'Andrew' Derrickson and Temperance Hopkins, circa 1720 at Somerset Co, MD.2,1,3 

Family 2

Joshua Robinson b. c 1702
Marriage*circa 1735Priscilla Downes married Joshua Robinson, son of William Robinson (Pocomoke) and Mary Rickards, circa 1735 at Somerset Co, MD.4 

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 7, 1732-1738, p. 233 (will of George Downes, wife Margaret).
  2. [S224] Clayton Torrence, Old Somerset on The Eastern Shore of Maryland, p. 442 (Appendix X, Early Settlers, Downes Family).
  3. [S2210] Ralph A. Riggin & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 17, p. 44-46 (The Downes Family).
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 8, 1738-1743, p. 186 (will of Margaret Downs).

Betty Downes1

F, b. circa 1694, d. before 22 March 1765
FatherGeorge Downes1 b. c 1645, d. b 23 Jan 1737/38
MotherMargaret Mitchell1 b. c 1669, d. b 4 Oct 1742
Last Edited5 May 2016
Birth*circa 1694Betty Downes was born circa 1694 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*15 August 1721Betty was named in her father's will on 15 August 1721 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Downes gave son Mitchell George Downes and Robert, daughters Margret, Betty and Esther, personalty. To 5 daughters, viz: Elizabeth Bennett, Anne Covington, Mary Martin, Sarah Downes and Priscila Derickson, 10 shillings each. To wife Margaret (Extr) and heirs the residue of personal estate. Witt: Robert Jones, David Evans (dec'd at date of probate).1 
Land rec'd as gift*26 December 1729She received land as a gift on 26 December 1729 at Somerset Co, MD. George Downs and wife Margaret gave to daughters 1/4 part of Margaret Downs and Sarah Downs. If either to marry, then the single one to inherit.2 
Marriage*circa 1730She married Abraham Hooper circa 1730 at Somerset Co, MD.3 
Married Namecirca 1730 As of circa 1730,her married name was Hooper. 
Will - Mother's*6 October 1741Betty was named in her mother's will on 6 October 1741 at Somerset Co, MD. In her will Margaret Downs gave children viz: Robert (Extr), Margaret, Sarah, Esther, Mary Martin, Priscilla Robinson, Ann Dixon and Betty Hooper. Witt: Robert Jones & Lewis Jones.3 
Death*before 22 March 1765She died before 22 March 1765 at Worcester Co, MD. She may have been dec'd by this date as her sister Sarah Claggett did not name her, but instead name Abraham Hooper.4 

Family

Abraham Hooper b. c 1690
Marriage*circa 1730She married Abraham Hooper circa 1730 at Somerset Co, MD.3 

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 7, 1732-1738, p. 233 (will of George Downes, wife Margaret).
  2. [S2210] Ralph A. Riggin & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 17, p. 44-46 (The Downes Family).
  3. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 8, 1738-1743, p. 186 (will of Margaret Downs).
  4. [S2002] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, 1759-1769, p. 30 (will of Sarah Clagett).

Esther Downes1

F, b. circa 1698, d. before 25 November 1774
FatherGeorge Downes1 b. c 1645, d. b 23 Jan 1737/38
MotherMargaret Mitchell1 b. c 1669, d. b 4 Oct 1742
Last Edited5 May 2016
Birth*circa 1698Esther Downes was born circa 1698 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*15 August 1721Esther was named in her father's will on 15 August 1721 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will George Downes gave son Mitchell George Downes and Robert, daughters Margret, Betty and Esther, personalty. To 5 daughters, viz: Elizabeth Bennett, Anne Covington, Mary Martin, Sarah Downes and Priscila Derickson, 10 shillings each. To wife Margaret (Extr) and heirs the residue of personal estate. Witt: Robert Jones, David Evans (dec'd at date of probate).1 
Land rec'd as gift*26 December 1729She received land as a gift on 26 December 1729 at Somerset Co, MD. George Downs and wife Margaret gave to daughters 1/4 part of Margaret Downs and Sarah Downs. If either to marry, then the single one to inherit.2 
Will - Mother's*6 October 1741Esther was named in her mother's will on 6 October 1741 at Somerset Co, MD. In her will Margaret Downs gave children viz: Robert (Extr), Margaret, Sarah, Esther, Mary Martin, Priscilla Robinson, Ann Dixon and Betty Hooper. Witt: Robert Jones & Lewis Jones.1 
Will - Sister's*22 March 1765Esther was named in her sister's will on 22 March 1765 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Sarah Claggett gave sister Esther Downs personalty. To sister Mary Martin 18 pounds currency due me in the hands of William Pitney. To sister-in-law Elizabeth Downs, widow of my brother Robert Downs, 10 pounds currency. To Abraham Hooper personalty. To sister Esther Downs and Mary Martin the remainder of estate after debts are paid. Extr: Mary Martin. Witt: William Whittington and Mary Irving.3 
Will*21 April 1768Esther made a will on 21 April 1768 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Esther Downs gave Sarah Downs Negro girl Linsey. To sister Mary Martin £6. To sister-in-law Betty Downs and her children the residue of estate equally. Witt: James Martin & Mary Martin.4 
Death*before 25 November 1774She died before 25 November 1774 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that her will was proved.4 

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 7, 1732-1738, p. 233 (will of George Downes, wife Margaret).
  2. [S2210] Ralph A. Riggin & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 17, p. 44-46 (The Downes Family).
  3. [S2002] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, 1759-1769, p. 30 (will of Sarah Clagett).
  4. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 16, 1774-1777, p. 3 (will of Esther Downs).

Edward(?) Bennett1,2

M, b. circa 1675, d. before 24 March 1753
FatherEdward Bennett3 b. c 1650, d. b 23 Sep 1706
MotherDorothy (-----)3 b. c 1650
Last Edited23 Jul 2016
Birth*circa 1675Edward(?) Bennett was born circa 1675 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Marriage*circa 1700He married Elizabeth 'Betty' Downes, daughter of George Downes and Anne Bozman, circa 1700. Wright states that he may have been Edward Bennett who died by 24 Mar 1753 when Robert Downes signed as next of kin.1,2 
Will - Father's*8 July 1706Edward(?) was named in his father's will on 8 July 1706 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will Edward Bennett named wife Dorothy Extr and gave her his plantation. To son Edward land of John Ballard. To youngest daughter Jane, wife of Stephen Tully, land. To daughter Mary, wife of John Tully. Witt: Frances Elzey, Walter Redman & Robert Dashiell.3 
Death*before 24 March 1753He died before 24 March 1753 at Somerset Co, MD. Wright states that he may have been Edward Bennett who died by 24 Mar 1753 when Robert Downes signed as next of kin.2 

Family

Elizabeth 'Betty' Downes b. 14 Aug 1679

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 7, 1732-1738, p. 233 (will of George Downes, wife Margaret).
  2. [S2210] Ralph A. Riggin & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 17, p. 44-46 (The Downes Family).
  3. [S2081] Vernon L. Skinner Jr., Somerest County Wills 1770-1777 & 1675-1710 (Liber EB 5), p. 31 (will of Edward Bennett, wife Dorothy).

Abraham Hooper1,2

M, b. circa 1690
Last Edited5 May 2016
Birth*circa 1690Abraham Hooper was born circa 1690 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Marriage*circa 1730He married Betty Downes, daughter of George Downes and Margaret Mitchell, circa 1730 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Sister-in-law*22 March 1765Abraham was named in his sister-in-law's will on 22 March 1765 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Sarah Claggett gave sister Esther Downs personalty. To sister Mary Martin 18 pounds currency due me in the hands of William Pitney. To sister-in-law Elizabeth Downs, widow of my brother Robert Downs, 10 pounds currency. To Abraham Hooper personalty. To sister Esther Downs and Mary Martin the remainder of estate after debts are paid. Extr: Mary Martin. Witt: William Whittington and Mary Irving.2 

Family

Betty Downes b. c 1694, d. b 22 Mar 1765

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 8, 1738-1743, p. 186 (will of Margaret Downs).
  2. [S2002] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, 1759-1769, p. 30 (will of Sarah Clagett).

Elizabeth 'Betty' (-----)1

F, b. circa 1700
Last Edited5 May 2016
Birth*circa 1700Elizabeth 'Betty' (-----) was born circa 1700 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Marriage*circa 1725She married Robert Downes, son of George Downes and Margaret Mitchell, circa 1725 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Married Namecirca 1725 As of circa 1725,her married name was Downes. 
Will - Sister-in-law22 March 1765Elizabeth was named in her sister-in-law's will on 22 March 1765 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Sarah Claggett gave sister Esther Downs personalty. To sister Mary Martin 18 pounds currency due me in the hands of William Pitney. To sister-in-law Elizabeth Downs, widow of my brother Robert Downs, 10 pounds currency. To Abraham Hooper personalty. To sister Esther Downs and Mary Martin the remainder of estate after debts are paid. Extr: Mary Martin. Witt: William Whittington and Mary Irving.2 
Will - Sister-in-law*21 April 1768Elizabeth was named in her sister-in-law's will on 21 April 1768 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Esther Downs gave Sarah Downs Negro girl Linsey. To sister Mary Martin £6. To sister-in-law Betty Downs and her children the residue of estate equally. Witt: James Martin & Mary Martin.1 

Family

Robert Downes b. c 1699, d. b 22 Mar 1765

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 16, 1774-1777, p. 3 (will of Esther Downs).
  2. [S2002] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, 1759-1769, p. 30 (will of Sarah Clagett).

(-----) Claggett1

M, b. circa 1700
Last Edited5 May 2016
Birth*circa 1700(-----) Claggett was born circa 1700.1 
Marriage*circa 1750He married Sarah Downes, daughter of George Downes and Margaret Mitchell, circa 1750.1 

Family

Sarah Downes b. 25 Jun 1693, d. b 10 Jun 1765

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Calendar of Wills, Vol 13, 1764-1767, p. 78 (will of Sarah Claggett).

Thomas Martin II1

M, b. 1644, d. 22 October 1714
FatherThomas Martin I (Martine)1 b. c 1620
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1620
Last Edited14 May 2016
Birth*1644Thomas Martin II was born in 1644 at Caerlaverock, Scotland.1,2 
Baptism15 January 1644/45He was baptized on 15 January 1644/45 at Dumfries, Dumfries Co, Scotland. He was shown as Thomas Martine, baptized 15 Jan 1644, son of Thomas Martine.3 
Marriage*circa 1665He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1665 at Scotland.1 
Biography*The Martins were Jacobite supporters and members of the small and not very highly esteemed Episcopal Church of Scotland. Thomas Martin II was the first member of the family definitely known to have used the Martin coat of arms authorized in 1676 at Edinburgh during the reign of King Charles II. The Martin crest is a lion rampant, holding a crescent in his right paw, surrounded by the motto "Hinc fortior et Clarior." The coat of arms was preserved in the Heralds College which was likely in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thomas Martin was a wealthy landowner at Caerlaverock, Scotland, about seven miles south of Dumfries, Scotland and about sixty miles northeast across the ocean from the Isle of Man. He is referred to in the 4 Oct 1718 will of Thomas Mackie as being "Thomas Martine in Lands." Thomas was not born at the famed castle because it was attacked and abandoned before he was born. (Of note, another Thomas Martine, son of Jon, was born three years later in the same area and there are many Thomas Martines born in Dumfries after that.) Caerlaverock was the name of the farming area north of the Castle Carlaverock. Caerlaverock is now a national nature reserve lying between the River Nith and the Lochar Water and covering part of the Solway Firth and the land south of Dumfries, in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.1 
Death*22 October 1714Thomas Martin II died on 22 October 1714 at Scotland.1,2 
Burial*Thomas was buried at Caerlaverock, Scotland. The following is from a stone on the burying ground of the Martins at Calaverock Courtyard: "And here lies the said Thomas Martin. He departed this life the 22nd day of October, Anno 1714. His age was 70 years. Here lies Edward, Ebenezer, William, Janet, Jane and Elizabeth, the lawful children to Thomas and Elizabeth Martin in lands, 1702."1,2 

Family

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1645
Children 1.Edward Martin+1 b. c 1665
 2.William Martin1 b. c 1667
 3.Ebenezer Martin1 b. c 1669
 4.Elizabeth Martin1 b. c 1671
 5.Janet Martin1 b. c 1673
 6.Jane Martin1 b. c 1677
 7.Thomas Martin III+1 b. c 1679

Citations

  1. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  2. [S2625] Neill, John Neill of Lewes, Del, 1739, p. 95.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 (Thomas Martine birth record).

Elizabeth (-----)1

F, b. circa 1645
Last Edited11 May 2016
Birth*circa 1645Elizabeth (-----) was born circa 1645 at Scotland.1 
Marriage*circa 1665She married Thomas Martin II, son of Thomas Martin I (Martine) and (-----) (-----), circa 1665 at Scotland.1 
Married Namecirca 1665 As of circa 1665,her married name was Martin. 

Family

Thomas Martin II b. 1644, d. 22 Oct 1714
Children 1.Edward Martin+1 b. c 1665
 2.William Martin1 b. c 1667
 3.Ebenezer Martin1 b. c 1669
 4.Elizabeth Martin1 b. c 1671
 5.Janet Martin1 b. c 1673
 6.Jane Martin1 b. c 1677
 7.Thomas Martin III+1 b. c 1679

Citations

  1. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.

Thomas Martin III1

M, b. circa 1679
FatherThomas Martin II1 b. 1644, d. 22 Oct 1714
MotherElizabeth (-----)1 b. c 1645
Last Edited11 May 2016
Birth*circa 1679Thomas Martin III was born circa 1679 at Caerlaverock, Scotland.1 
Marriage*1704He married Janette Edgar, daughter of James Edgar and Jean Mackey, in 1704 at Carmuck, Scotland.2,1 

Family

Janette Edgar b. c 1680, d. 1741
Children 1.John (of Thomas III) Martin+1 b. c 1704
 2.Col. James Martin I+2 b. c 1706, d. b 3 May 1748
 3.Janette Martin1 b. c 1708

Citations

  1. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  2. [S2625] Neill, John Neill of Lewes, Del, 1739, p. 94.

(-----) (-----)1

F, b. circa 1710
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited6 May 2016
Birth*circa 1710(-----) (-----) was born circa 1710 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*circa 1730She married Hampton Hopkins, son of Nathaniel Hopkins and Dennis [59] Scarburgh, circa 1730.1 
Married Namecirca 1730 As of circa 1730,her married name was Hopkins. 

Family

Hampton Hopkins b. c 1704, d. b 20 Oct 1746
Child 1.Samuel (of Hampton) Hopkins1 b. c 1730

Citations

  1. [S726] Vernon L. Skinner Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Vol 10, p. 94 (The Samuel Hopkins Family of Baltimore Hundred).

Samuel (of Hampton) Hopkins1

M, b. circa 1730
FatherHampton Hopkins1 b. c 1704, d. b 20 Oct 1746
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1710
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited6 May 2016
Birth*circa 1730Samuel (of Hampton) Hopkins was born circa 1730 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*15 February 1745/46Samuel was named in his father's will on 15 February 1745/46 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will Hampton Hopkins gave son Samuel Hopkins plantation called Double Purchase or should he did before age 21, plantation goes to William Whittington Jr; land lying on Indian River, or in the event of Samuel's death to Hampton Hopkins, son of Matthew Hopkins. Money due from Hampton Hopkins to the Estate of Harvey Wilkes to be held by Issac Morris for thomas Wilkes. To wife (unnamed) one-half of estate. Isaac Morris to act as trustee for my wife. Witt: James Martin, Isaac Morris & Samuel Wise. Note: It is mentioned in the will that Isaac Morris was a Quaker.2,1 
Est Settm't Father's*8 August 1753He was named in the settlement of his father's estate on 8 August 1753 at Worcester Co, MD. The administration account on the estate of Hampton Hopkins was submitted by Betty Harris, wife of Benton Harris. A second administration account was submitted on 7 Aug 1762 by Betty Harris, wife of Benton Harris. Distribution was made to Betty (accountant) and son Samuel. Half of the estate was distributed to the widow with residue to Samuel Hopkins.1 

Citations

  1. [S726] Vernon L. Skinner Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Vol 10, p. 94 (The Samuel Hopkins Family of Baltimore Hundred).
  2. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 12 (will of Hampton Hopkins, wife unnamed).

Jennett (of Robt) Martin1

F, b. 1726
FatherRobert Martin1 b. c 1690, d. b 16 Jun 1725
MotherMary Downes1 b. c 1695, d. b 18 Feb 1774
Last Edited23 Jul 2016
Birth*1726Jennett (of Robt) Martin was born in 1726 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*circa 1745She married Henry Ayres circa 1745.1 
Married Namecirca 1745 As of circa 1745,her married name was Ayres. 
Will - Mother's*27 January 1774Jennett was named in her mother's will on 27 January 1774 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Mary Martin gave son James Martin (Extr) Negro girl Savinah, Negro boy Tom and Negro boy Sampson. To son George Martin (Extr) Negro woman Jenny, Negro boy Toney. To son Thomas Martin, blacksmith tools. To daughter Mary Schoolfield a cow, calf, sow & pigs. To daughter Margaret Irving cow, calf & gown. To daughter Elizabeth Handy cow, calf & gown. To daughter Jennett Ayres, 25 pounds in money and remainder of my wearing apparel. To sons James and George Martin the residue of estate after paying debts and any claims my daughter Elizabeth Harris, wife of Benton Harris, may have. Witt: Henry Johnson, William Merrill & Dolly Merrill.1 

Family

Henry Ayres b. c 1715

Citations

  1. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.

Henry Ayres1,2

M, b. circa 1715
Last Edited10 May 2016
Birth*circa 1715Henry Ayres was born circa 1715.1 
Marriage*circa 1745He married Jennett (of Robt) Martin, daughter of Robert Martin and Mary Downes, circa 1745.1 
Will - Witnessed*27 April 1755Henry witnessed a will on 27 April 1755 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Richardson gave wife Mary personalty and 1/3 of his estate. To son William land called Lamb Hammock with 33 acres land; land with 200 acres called Dumfries & personalty. To son John 500 acres land called Wiltshire; parcel of marshland with 23 acres by Boquetenorton Bay and Wiltshire and personalty. To son Samuel, slaves. To son Robert Martin Richardson one slave Shadrick. To daughters Polley Richardson and daughter Comfort Richardson a slave Violeta. To children Polley, Samuel, Comfort and Robert Martin equal division of estate after debts have been paid. Extr: Mary Richardson. Witt: Samuel Martin, Thomas Martin, Henry Ayres and Lemuell Purnell.2 

Family

Jennett (of Robt) Martin b. 1726

Citations

  1. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  2. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 49 (will of John Richardson, wife Mary).

(-----) (-----)

F, b. circa 1690
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1690(-----) (-----) was born circa 1690. 
Marriage*circa 1710She married Thomas (of Edward) Martin, son of Edward Martin and (-----) (-----), circa 1710. 
Married Namecirca 1710 As of circa 1710,her married name was Martin. 

Family

Thomas (of Edward) Martin b. c 1688
Child 1.John (of Thos) Martin1 b. c 1715

Citations

  1. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 154 (The Robert Martin Family).

John (of Thos) Martin1

M, b. circa 1715
FatherThomas (of Edward) Martin1 b. c 1688
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1690
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1715John (of Thos) Martin was born circa 1715 at Scotland.1 
Land sold*1 October 1740He sold land on 1 October 1740 at Worcester Co, MD. John Martin, son of Thomas of North Britian, eldest brother of Edward Martin of Somerset Co, MD, sold to James Martin 3/4 of an acre. As Edward Martin died intestate and the lot descended to Thomas Martin who also died intestate. On 10 Mar 1743 James Martin sold to Alexander Buncle. In 1747 James Martin willed to son James Martin 1/2 of lot purchased by Alexander Buncle.1 

Citations

  1. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 154 (The Robert Martin Family).

William Richardson1

M, b. circa 1736
FatherJohn Richardson1 b. c 1711, d. b 26 Sep 1755
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1715
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1736William Richardson was born circa 1736 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*27 April 1755William was named in his father's will on 27 April 1755 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Richardson gave wife Mary personalty and 1/3 of his estate. To son William land called Lamb Hammock with 33 acres land; land with 200 acres called Dumfries & personalty. To son John 500 acres land called Wiltshire; parcel of marshland with 23 acres by Boquetenorton Bay and Wiltshire and personalty. To son Samuel, slaves. To son Robert Martin Richardson one slave Shadrick. To daughters Polley Richardson and daughter Comfort Richardson a slave Violeta. To children Polley, Samuel, Comfort and Robert Martin equal division of estate after debts have been paid. Extr: Mary Richardson. Witt: Samuel Martin, Thomas Martin, Henry Ayres and Lemuell Purnell.1 
Will - Step Mother*19 October 1777His was named in the will of his step-mother on 19 October 1777 at Worcester Co, MD. In her word of mouth will Mary Schoolfield gave to William Richardson, daughter Polly Smith and her children, and son Robert Martin Richardson. Walter Smith Extr. Witt: Polly Martin, Catharine Owen & Leah Martin.2 

Citations

  1. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 49 (will of John Richardson, wife Mary).
  2. [S825] Ruth Dryden, Worcester County, MD, Will Book JW4, 1769-1783, p. 45 (will of Mary Schoolfield).

John Richardson1

M, b. circa 1738
FatherJohn Richardson1 b. c 1711, d. b 26 Sep 1755
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1715
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1738John Richardson was born circa 1738 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*27 April 1755John was named in his father's will on 27 April 1755 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Richardson gave wife Mary personalty and 1/3 of his estate. To son William land called Lamb Hammock with 33 acres land; land with 200 acres called Dumfries & personalty. To son John 500 acres land called Wiltshire; parcel of marshland with 23 acres by Boquetenorton Bay and Wiltshire and personalty. To son Samuel, slaves. To son Robert Martin Richardson one slave Shadrick. To daughters Polley Richardson and daughter Comfort Richardson a slave Violeta. To children Polley, Samuel, Comfort and Robert Martin equal division of estate after debts have been paid. Extr: Mary Richardson. Witt: Samuel Martin, Thomas Martin, Henry Ayres and Lemuell Purnell.1 

Citations

  1. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 49 (will of John Richardson, wife Mary).

Samuel Richardson1

M, b. circa 1740
FatherJohn Richardson1 b. c 1711, d. b 26 Sep 1755
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1715
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1740Samuel Richardson was born circa 1740 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*27 April 1755Samuel was named in his father's will on 27 April 1755 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Richardson gave wife Mary personalty and 1/3 of his estate. To son William land called Lamb Hammock with 33 acres land; land with 200 acres called Dumfries & personalty. To son John 500 acres land called Wiltshire; parcel of marshland with 23 acres by Boquetenorton Bay and Wiltshire and personalty. To son Samuel, slaves. To son Robert Martin Richardson one slave Shadrick. To daughters Polley Richardson and daughter Comfort Richardson a slave Violeta. To children Polley, Samuel, Comfort and Robert Martin equal division of estate after debts have been paid. Extr: Mary Richardson. Witt: Samuel Martin, Thomas Martin, Henry Ayres and Lemuell Purnell.1 

Citations

  1. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 49 (will of John Richardson, wife Mary).

Robert Martin Richardson1

M, b. circa 1748
FatherJohn Richardson1 b. c 1711, d. b 26 Sep 1755
MotherMary (of Robt) Martin1 b. c 1718, d. b 13 Mar 1778
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1748Robert Martin Richardson was born circa 1748 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*27 April 1755Robert was named in his father's will on 27 April 1755 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Richardson gave wife Mary personalty and 1/3 of his estate. To son William land called Lamb Hammock with 33 acres land; land with 200 acres called Dumfries & personalty. To son John 500 acres land called Wiltshire; parcel of marshland with 23 acres by Boquetenorton Bay and Wiltshire and personalty. To son Samuel, slaves. To son Robert Martin Richardson one slave Shadrick. To daughters Polley Richardson and daughter Comfort Richardson a slave Violeta. To children Polley, Samuel, Comfort and Robert Martin equal division of estate after debts have been paid. Extr: Mary Richardson. Witt: Samuel Martin, Thomas Martin, Henry Ayres and Lemuell Purnell.1 
Will - Mother's*19 October 1777Robert was named in his mother's will on 19 October 1777 at Worcester Co, MD. In her word of mouth will Mary Schoolfield gave to William Richardson, daughter Polly Smith and her children, and son Robert Martin Richardson. Walter Smith Extr. Witt: Polly Martin, Catharine Owen & Leah Martin.2 

Citations

  1. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 49 (will of John Richardson, wife Mary).
  2. [S825] Ruth Dryden, Worcester County, MD, Will Book JW4, 1769-1783, p. 45 (will of Mary Schoolfield).

Polly Richardson1

F, b. circa 1746
FatherJohn Richardson1 b. c 1711, d. b 26 Sep 1755
MotherMary (of Robt) Martin1 b. c 1718, d. b 13 Mar 1778
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1746Polly Richardson was born circa 1746 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*27 April 1755Polly was named in her father's will on 27 April 1755 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Richardson gave wife Mary personalty and 1/3 of his estate. To son William land called Lamb Hammock with 33 acres land; land with 200 acres called Dumfries & personalty. To son John 500 acres land called Wiltshire; parcel of marshland with 23 acres by Boquetenorton Bay and Wiltshire and personalty. To son Samuel, slaves. To son Robert Martin Richardson one slave Shadrick. To daughters Polley Richardson and daughter Comfort Richardson a slave Violeta. To children Polley, Samuel, Comfort and Robert Martin equal division of estate after debts have been paid. Extr: Mary Richardson. Witt: Samuel Martin, Thomas Martin, Henry Ayres and Lemuell Purnell.1 
Marriage*circa 1765She married Walter Smith circa 1765.2 
Married Namecirca 1765 As of circa 1765,her married name was Smith. 
Will - Mother's*19 October 1777Polly was named in her mother's will on 19 October 1777 at Worcester Co, MD. In her word of mouth will Mary Schoolfield gave to William Richardson, daughter Polly Smith and her children, and son Robert Martin Richardson. Walter Smith Extr. Witt: Polly Martin, Catharine Owen & Leah Martin.2 

Family

Walter Smith b. c 1745

Citations

  1. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 49 (will of John Richardson, wife Mary).
  2. [S825] Ruth Dryden, Worcester County, MD, Will Book JW4, 1769-1783, p. 45 (will of Mary Schoolfield).

Comfort Richardson1

F, b. circa 1742
FatherJohn Richardson1 b. c 1711, d. b 26 Sep 1755
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1715
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1742Comfort Richardson was born circa 1742 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*27 April 1755Comfort was named in her father's will on 27 April 1755 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Richardson gave wife Mary personalty and 1/3 of his estate. To son William land called Lamb Hammock with 33 acres land; land with 200 acres called Dumfries & personalty. To son John 500 acres land called Wiltshire; parcel of marshland with 23 acres by Boquetenorton Bay and Wiltshire and personalty. To son Samuel, slaves. To son Robert Martin Richardson one slave Shadrick. To daughters Polley Richardson and daughter Comfort Richardson a slave Violeta. To children Polley, Samuel, Comfort and Robert Martin equal division of estate after debts have been paid. Extr: Mary Richardson. Witt: Samuel Martin, Thomas Martin, Henry Ayres and Lemuell Purnell.1 

Citations

  1. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 49 (will of John Richardson, wife Mary).

Samuel Martin1

M, b. circa 1725
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1725Samuel Martin was born circa 1725 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Witnessed*27 April 1755Samuel witnessed a will on 27 April 1755 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Richardson gave wife Mary personalty and 1/3 of his estate. To son William land called Lamb Hammock with 33 acres land; land with 200 acres called Dumfries & personalty. To son John 500 acres land called Wiltshire; parcel of marshland with 23 acres by Boquetenorton Bay and Wiltshire and personalty. To son Samuel, slaves. To son Robert Martin Richardson one slave Shadrick. To daughters Polley Richardson and daughter Comfort Richardson a slave Violeta. To children Polley, Samuel, Comfort and Robert Martin equal division of estate after debts have been paid. Extr: Mary Richardson. Witt: Samuel Martin, Thomas Martin, Henry Ayres and Lemuell Purnell.1 

Citations

  1. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 49 (will of John Richardson, wife Mary).

Walter Smith1

M, b. circa 1745
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1745Walter Smith was born circa 1745 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*circa 1765He married Polly Richardson, daughter of John Richardson and Mary (of Robt) Martin, circa 1765.1 
Will - Mother-in-law*19 October 1777Walter was named in his mother-in-law's will on 19 October 1777 at Worcester Co, MD. In her word of mouth will Mary Schoolfield gave to William Richardson, daughter Polly Smith and her children, and son Robert Martin Richardson. Walter Smith Extr. Witt: Polly Martin, Catharine Owen & Leah Martin.1 

Family

Polly Richardson b. c 1746

Citations

  1. [S825] Ruth Dryden, Worcester County, MD, Will Book JW4, 1769-1783, p. 45 (will of Mary Schoolfield).

(-----) (-----)

F, b. circa 1715
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited7 May 2016
Birth*circa 1715(-----) (-----) was born circa 1715. 
Marriage*circa 1735She married John Richardson, son of William Richardson and Elizabeth [60] Scarburgh, circa 1735. 
Married Namecirca 1735 As of circa 1735,her married name was Richardson. 

Family

John Richardson b. c 1711, d. b 26 Sep 1755
Children 1.William Richardson b. c 1736
 2.John Richardson1 b. c 1738
 3.Samuel Richardson1 b. c 1740
 4.Comfort Richardson1 b. c 1742

Citations

  1. [S2160] Sharon S. Jones, Worcester Co, MD Wills, JW-2, 1742-1758, p. 49 (will of John Richardson, wife Mary).

Mary Pope1

F, b. circa 1735
Last Edited11 May 2016
Birth*circa 1735Mary Pope was born circa 1735 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Grfath's*1757Mary was named in her grandfather's will in 1757 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Pope left 301 ac of tract Northfield to his granddaughter Mary Pope.1 
Marriage*circa 1758She married George (of Col. James) Martin, son of Col. James Martin I and Mary Downes, circa 1758 at Worcester Co, MD. She was the granddaughter of John Pope.1 
Married Namecirca 1758 As of circa 1758,her married name was Martin. 
Land sold*6 December 1787Mary Pope sold land on 6 December 1787 at tract Northfield, Worcester Co, MD. George Martin & wife Mary Martin (formerly Mary Pope) sold 306 ac of this tract to son John Martin.1 
Will - Husb's*25 February 1797Mary was named in her husband's will on 25 February 1797 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will George Martin gave wife Mary plantation and named her Extr. To son Benjamin. To son William part of saw & grist mill at Nassongo. To son George plantation after death of wife. To sons James, Thomas & Henry. To daughter Nancy Handy and her children. To daughter Betsey Martin. Friend William Whittingham Esquire. Witt: John I. Purnell, William Selby and Isaac Houston.2,3 

Family

George (of Col. James) Martin b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
Children 1.Robert (of Geo & Mary) Martin1 b. c 1758, d. 30 Nov 1836
 2.Nancy (of Geo & Mary) Martin+1 b. c 1759, d. 1829
 3.Polly (of Geo & Mary) Martin1 b. c 1760
 4.John (of Geo & Mary) Martin+1 b. c 1764
 5.Benjamin H. (of Geo & Mary) Martin2 b. c 1766
 6.Capt. George (of Geo & Mary) Martin2 b. c 1767, d. Apr 1806
 7.William (of Geo & Mary) Martin2 b. c 1768
 8.James (of Geo & Mary) Martin2 b. c 1770, d. 1830
 9.Thomas (of Geo & Mary) Martin2 b. c 1772, d. 1821
 10.Henry (of Geo & Mary) Martin2 b. c 1774
 11.Eliza Betsy (of Geo & Mary) Martin2 b. c 1776, d. Aug 1799

Citations

  1. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 159 (The James Martin Family).
  2. [S2148] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JW, 1790-1799, p. 31 (will of George Martin, wife Mary).
  3. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.

John (of Geo & Mary) Martin1

M, b. circa 1764
FatherGeorge (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
MotherMary Pope1 b. c 1735
Last Edited16 May 2016
Birth*circa 1764John (of Geo & Mary) Martin was born circa 1764 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*circa 1785He married (-----) (-----) circa 1785. 
Land bought4 July 1785John (of Geo & Mary) Martin bought land on 4 July 1785 at Worcester Co, MD. Robert Martin of Worcester County sold to John Martin, son of George, of same County, for 30 pounds, Lot No. 46 in Snow Hill Town, lying on the eastermost side of a Lot belonging to the heirs of William Merrill, and adjoining the Lot conveyed by the said Robert Martin to his sister Nancy Martin.1,2 
Land bought*6 December 1787He bought land on 6 December 1787 at tract Northfield, Worcester Co, MD. George Martin & wife Mary Martin (formerly Mary Pope) sold 306 ac of this tract to son John Martin.1 
Land sold*19 June 1789He sold land on 19 June 1789 at Worcester Co, MD. John Martin sold land to Nancy Spence, daughter of George Martin.1 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1765
Children 1.James G. Martin3 b. c 1790
 2.George W. Martin3 b. c 1792

Citations

  1. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 159 (The James Martin Family).
  2. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  3. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.

Robert (of Geo & Mary) Martin1

M, b. circa 1758, d. 30 November 1836
FatherGeorge (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
MotherMary Pope1 b. c 1735
Last Edited22 Jul 2016
Birth*circa 1758Robert (of Geo & Mary) Martin was born circa 1758 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Land sold1780He sold land in 1780 at Lot #47, Snow Hill Town, Worcester Co, MD. Robert Martin sold this lot to sister Nancy Martin.1 
Marriage*March 1780He married Nancy Phebus in March 1780 at Princess Anne, Somerset Co, MD.2 
Land sold*10 June 1780Robert (of Geo & Mary) Martin sold land on 10 June 1780 at Lot #46, Snow Hill Town, Worcester Co, MD. Robert Martin sold this lot to sister Polly Martin.1 
Land sold*4 July 1785He sold land on 4 July 1785 at Lot #46, Snow Hill, Worcester Co, MD. Robert Martin sold this lot to John Martin, son of George Martin.1 
Rev War Pension app*18 May 1818He applied for a pension for service in the Rev. War on 18 May 1818 at Pickaway Co, OH. He had served as a private in the Maryland line. He stated he was born Jan 1755 and married Nancy Phebus March 1780 in Princess Ann, Somerst Co, MD and in 1810 lived in Bullitt Co, KY. His widow applied for a pension in Fountain Co, IN on 25 Apr 1845, age 85, stated Robert had died 13 or 30 Nov 1836 in Pickaway Co, OH. She referred to her brother living in IN on 30 Jan 1846. The children of the dec'd soldier were George (died in infancy), Elizabeth, Luther, Ann, Dorothy, Cassia and John P. Martin. The widow Nancy Martin died 19 Sep 1845 in Fountain Co, IN, at the home of her son John P. Martin who was age 51. She left these children: John P. and Luther Martin, Ann Cory, Dorothy Cory and Cassia Grant. In 1846 a Jeremiah Cory lived in Fountain Co, IN.2 
Death*30 November 1836He died on 30 November 1836 at Pickaway Co, OH.2 

Family

Nancy Phebus b. c 1760, d. 19 Sep 1845
Marriage*March 1780He married Nancy Phebus in March 1780 at Princess Anne, Somerset Co, MD.2 

Citations

  1. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 159 (The James Martin Family).
  2. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 161 (The James Martin Family).

Polly (of Geo & Mary) Martin1

F, b. circa 1760
FatherGeorge (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
MotherMary Pope1 b. c 1735
Last Edited16 May 2016
Birth*circa 1760Polly (of Geo & Mary) Martin was born circa 1760 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Land bought*10 June 1780She bought land on 10 June 1780 at Snow Hill Town, Worcester Co, MD. Robert Martin sold Lot #46 to sister Polly Martin.1 

Citations

  1. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 159 (The James Martin Family).

Nancy (of Geo & Mary) Martin1

F, b. circa 1759, d. 1829
FatherGeorge (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
MotherMary Pope1 b. c 1735
Last Edited22 Jul 2016
Birth*circa 1759Nancy (of Geo & Mary) Martin was born circa 1759 at Worcester Co, MD. 
Land bought1780She bought land in 1780 at Lot #47, Snow Hill Town, Worcester Co, MD. Robert Martin sold this land to sister Nancy Martin.1,2 
Marriagecirca 1785She married John Spence circa 1785 at Worcester Co, MD.3 
Married Namecirca 1785 As of circa 1785,her married name was Spence. 
Land bought28 March 1788Nancy (of Geo & Mary) Martin bought land on 28 March 1788 at tract Conveniency, Worcester Co, MD. George Spence, heir of John Spence, sold 52 1/2 acres of this tract for 5 shillings to Nancy Spence, relic of John for her life.4 
Land sold*28 March 1788She sold land on 28 March 1788 at tract Dover, Worcester Co, MD. Nancy Spence, widow of John Spence, sold dower rights for this tract to George Spence, except houses in Snow Hill.5 
Land bought28 March 1788She bought land on 28 March 1788 at tract New Mardike, Worcester Co, MD. George Spence, heir of John Spence, sold 5 acres of this tract to Nancy Spence.6 
Land bought28 March 1788She bought land on 28 March 1788 at tract Middle More, Worcester Co, MD. George Spence, heir of John Spence, sold 254 acres of this tract to Nancy Spence, relic of John Spence.3 
Land bought*19 June 1789She bought land on 19 June 1789 at Lot #46, Snow Hill Town, Worcester Co, MD. John Martin sold land to Nancy Spence, daughter of George Martin for 20 shillings.1,7 
Marriagecirca 1790She married Maj. James Martin (of Benj) Handy, son of Maj. Benjamin Handy and Elizabeth (of Col. James) Martin, circa 1790 at Worcester Co, MD.8 
Married Namecirca 1790 As of circa 1790,her married name was Handy. 
Will - Father's*25 February 1797Nancy was named in her father's will on 25 February 1797 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will George Martin gave wife Mary plantation and named her Extr. To son Benjamin. To son William part of saw & grist mill at Nassongo. To son George plantation after death of wife. To sons James, Thomas & Henry. To daughter Nancy Handy and her children. To daughter Betsey Martin. Friend William Whittingham Esquire. Witt: John I. Purnell, William Selby and Isaac Houston.8,9 
Est Settm't Husb's*1 February 1803She was named in her husband's estate settlement on 1 February 1803 at Worcester Co, MD. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Major James Handy was granted to Nancy Handy, widow with John Neill & William Martin securities.10 
Will*9 May 1829Nancy made a will on 9 May 1829 at Worcester Co, MD. In the will of Nancy Handy, widow of James, she gave daughter Peggy Smith real estate. Witt: John C. Handy, Maria Handy and Littleton D. Handy.11 
Death*1829She died in 1829 at Worcester Co, MD. Mrs. Handy survived her husband and died in 1829 at the age of 70 years. By her will, which was attested February 10, 1830, she directed that several of her servants should be sent to Philadelphia and sold for a term of years, according to the laws of Pennsylvania. Both of the sisters were members of the Presbyterian Church and were distinguished for their exemplary piety. Their remains are interred in close proximity to the old building in Snow Hill, in which they were accustomed to worship.12 
Will - Recorded*10 February 1830Nancy's will was recorded on 10 February 1830 at Worcester Co, MD.12 

Family

Maj. James Martin (of Benj) Handy b. 20 Nov 1750, d. 14 Dec 1802
Marriagecirca 1790She married Maj. James Martin (of Benj) Handy, son of Maj. Benjamin Handy and Elizabeth (of Col. James) Martin, circa 1790 at Worcester Co, MD.8 
Children 1.Margaret 'Peggy' (of James M.) Handy+12 b. 17 Jun 1790, d. 8 Oct 1831
 2.Levin (of James M.) Handy12 b. c 1792, d. c 1806
 3.George (of James M.) Handy12 b. c 1794, d. 10 Jun 1850
 4.Mathias (of James M.) Handy12 b. c 1796

Citations

  1. [S975] Henry C. Peden Jr. & F. Edward Wright, Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Volume 9, p. 159 (The James Martin Family).
  2. [S2158] Ruth T. Dryden, Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, 1666-1810, p. 593 (Lot #47, Snow Hill Town).
  3. [S2158] Ruth T. Dryden, Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, 1666-1810, p. 395 (tract Middle More).
  4. [S2158] Ruth T. Dryden, Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, 1666-1810, p. 136 (tract Conveniency).
  5. [S2158] Ruth T. Dryden, Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, 1666-1810, p. 191 (tract Dover).
  6. [S2158] Ruth T. Dryden, Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, 1666-1810, p. 428 (tract New Mardike).
  7. [S2158] Ruth T. Dryden, Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, 1666-1810, p. 592 (Lot #46, Snow Hill Town).
  8. [S2148] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JW, 1790-1799, p. 31 (will of George Martin, wife Mary).
  9. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  10. [S2159] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JBR (2), 1803-1807, p. 2 (adm of Major James Handy to widow Nancy Handy).
  11. [S2207] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book MH, 1822-1833, p. 33 (will of Nancy Handy).
  12. [S1028] Isaac W.K. Handy, Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, p. 111 (1.11.3.1. Maj. James Martin Handy).

Capt. George (of Geo & Mary) Martin1,2

M, b. circa 1767, d. April 1806
FatherGeorge (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
MotherMary Pope1 b. c 1735
Last Edited16 May 2016
Birth*circa 1767Capt. George (of Geo & Mary) Martin was born circa 1767 at Worcester Co, MD.1,2 
Marriage*circa 1790He married Ann Jackson circa 1790.2 
Will - Father's*25 February 1797George was named in his father's will on 25 February 1797 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will George Martin gave wife Mary plantation and named her Extr. To son Benjamin. To son William part of saw & grist mill at Nassongo. To son George plantation after death of wife. To sons James, Thomas & Henry. To daughter Nancy Handy and her children. To daughter Betsey Martin. Friend William Whittingham Esquire. Witt: John I. Purnell, William Selby and Isaac Houston.1,3 
Death*April 1806He died in April 1806 at Fells Point, Baltimore, MD.2 

Family

Ann Jackson b. c 1770

Citations

  1. [S2148] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JW, 1790-1799, p. 31 (will of George Martin, wife Mary).
  2. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  3. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.

William (of Geo & Mary) Martin1

M, b. circa 1768
FatherGeorge (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
MotherMary Pope1 b. c 1735
Last Edited16 May 2016
Birth*circa 1768William (of Geo & Mary) Martin was born circa 1768 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*25 February 1797William was named in his father's will on 25 February 1797 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will George Martin gave wife Mary plantation and named her Extr. To son Benjamin. To son William part of saw & grist mill at Nassongo. To son George plantation after death of wife. To sons James, Thomas & Henry. To daughter Nancy Handy and her children. To daughter Betsey Martin. Friend William Whittingham Esquire. Witt: John I. Purnell, William Selby and Isaac Houston.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S2148] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JW, 1790-1799, p. 31 (will of George Martin, wife Mary).
  2. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.

Benjamin H. (of Geo & Mary) Martin1,2

M, b. circa 1766
FatherGeorge (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
MotherMary Pope1 b. c 1735
Last Edited16 May 2016
Birth*circa 1766Benjamin H. (of Geo & Mary) Martin was born circa 1766 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*25 February 1797Benjamin was named in his father's will on 25 February 1797 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will George Martin gave wife Mary plantation and named her Extr. To son Benjamin. To son William part of saw & grist mill at Nassongo. To son George plantation after death of wife. To sons James, Thomas & Henry. To daughter Nancy Handy and her children. To daughter Betsey Martin. Friend William Whittingham Esquire. Witt: John I. Purnell, William Selby and Isaac Houston.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S2148] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JW, 1790-1799, p. 31 (will of George Martin, wife Mary).
  2. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
  3. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.

James (of Geo & Mary) Martin1

M, b. circa 1770, d. 1830
FatherGeorge (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
MotherMary Pope1 b. c 1735
Last Edited16 May 2016
Birth*circa 1770James (of Geo & Mary) Martin was born circa 1770 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*25 February 1797James was named in his father's will on 25 February 1797 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will George Martin gave wife Mary plantation and named her Extr. To son Benjamin. To son William part of saw & grist mill at Nassongo. To son George plantation after death of wife. To sons James, Thomas & Henry. To daughter Nancy Handy and her children. To daughter Betsey Martin. Friend William Whittingham Esquire. Witt: John I. Purnell, William Selby and Isaac Houston.1,2 
Death*1830He died in 1830.3 

Citations

  1. [S2148] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JW, 1790-1799, p. 31 (will of George Martin, wife Mary).
  2. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  3. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.

Thomas (of Geo & Mary) Martin1

M, b. circa 1772, d. 1821
FatherGeorge (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
MotherMary Pope1 b. c 1735
Last Edited16 May 2016
Birth*circa 1772Thomas (of Geo & Mary) Martin was born circa 1772 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*25 February 1797Thomas was named in his father's will on 25 February 1797 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will George Martin gave wife Mary plantation and named her Extr. To son Benjamin. To son William part of saw & grist mill at Nassongo. To son George plantation after death of wife. To sons James, Thomas & Henry. To daughter Nancy Handy and her children. To daughter Betsey Martin. Friend William Whittingham Esquire. Witt: John I. Purnell, William Selby and Isaac Houston.1,2 
Death*1821He died in 1821.3 

Citations

  1. [S2148] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JW, 1790-1799, p. 31 (will of George Martin, wife Mary).
  2. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.
  3. [S2623] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.

Henry (of Geo & Mary) Martin1

M, b. circa 1774
FatherGeorge (of Col. James) Martin1 b. c 1728, d. b 29 Mar 1797
MotherMary Pope1 b. c 1735
Last Edited16 May 2016
Birth*circa 1774Henry (of Geo & Mary) Martin was born circa 1774 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*25 February 1797Henry was named in his father's will on 25 February 1797 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will George Martin gave wife Mary plantation and named her Extr. To son Benjamin. To son William part of saw & grist mill at Nassongo. To son George plantation after death of wife. To sons James, Thomas & Henry. To daughter Nancy Handy and her children. To daughter Betsey Martin. Friend William Whittingham Esquire. Witt: John I. Purnell, William Selby and Isaac Houston.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S2148] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book JW, 1790-1799, p. 31 (will of George Martin, wife Mary).
  2. [S2624] Mark C. Lewis (of Parksley VA), The Martin Family of Worcester County, MD and their Wittington Connection for Miss Elizabeth Perry of Staunton VA.