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Calvert County, Maryland

* Note: The Gregorian Calendar was not adopted until after September 14, 1752.

(Early Wills mentioning our surnames are listed here also).


 From the Maryland Calendar of Wills; comp. By J. B. Cotton & R. B. Henry; Vol. IV Wills from 1713-1720;

 p. 56: John Whipps, Calvert County, Written December 10, 1716; Prob. December 26, 1716

  1. To wife Elizabeth, 1/3 part of dwelling plantation______, and 1/3 of personal estate.
  2. To children: Abigall Evans, Jane Jones, Sarah Busey, Susannah Stanford and Jno. Whipps, Jr. 20s each
  3. To daughter Eliza; when of age, 20s

Son John afsd., exe. And residuary legatee.  Test: Mary Chew, Henry Johnson, William Preston (14.172)

Note: In absence of son John, friends Thomas Smith and Samuel Griffith are appointed to execute will.

In 1701, John Whipps conveyed land to his granddaughter Philothea Standforth, daughter of John Standford.


 From the Maryland Calendar of Wills; comp. By J. B. Cotton & R. B. Henry; Vol. IV Wills from 1738-1743;

 p. 144: John Standforth, Calvert Co., Written January 8, 1738; Prob. August 26, 1741 (22, 386) Click here.   *Contributed by Michele McCaffrey


 From the Maryland Calendar of Wills; comp. By J. B. Cotton & R. B. Henry; Vol. XIII Wills from 1764-1767

p. 61: Will of James Poore, Calvert Co., Written September 3, 1763; Prob. February 18, 1765

To brothers Peter and Thomas Poore; To four children of brother Thomas; To sister, Mary Poore; To four children of sister Clarke: Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary; To James Stanforth, son of John

Exec. Friends Charles Graham and Theodore Contee. Wit: James Hardesty, Samuel Harrison, Joshua Johnson


From Skinners Calvert County Court Records, 1699-1704

Bullet5.gif (101 bytes) p. 28: John Stanforth was listed as receiving a payment from the estate of Abraham Burd.1701

Bullet5.gif (101 bytes) p. 28: Samuel Standefor received a payment from the estate of Margrett Mack, November 25, 1701.

Bullet5.gif (101 bytes) p. 31: John Stanforth was an appraiser to the estate of John Wood, May 14 (1726/27) *Contributed by Michele McCaffrey


From Skinners Calvert County Court Records, 1720-1724

Bullet5.gif (101 bytes) p. 55: Richard Standforth was recorded as having a "bad debt" in the inventories to the estate of Col. John Smith.  The date is probably about 1739.


From Skinners Calvert County Court Records, 1738-1744

Bullet5.gif (101 bytes) p. 64: Will of John Standforth; written September 7, 1741; probated December 29, 1741.   Appraisers: Benjamin Sedwick and William Whittington, SR.  Creditors: J. White; Next of Kin: Grace Standforth; Executor: Robert Lee


From Skinners Calvert County Court Records, 1760-1763

Bullet5.gif (101 bytes) p. 79: John Standforth was an appraiser to the estate of John Scrivener November 2, 1762.


From Skinners Calvert County Court Records, 1763-1766

Bullet5.gif (101 bytes) p. 21: John Standforth was an appraiser to the estate of John Leach (planter) Feb., 1764.

Bullet5.gif (101 bytes) p. 96: John Standforth was an appraiser to the estate of Benjamin Tucker of Lyons Creek.   Will written November 20, 1764 and probated September 15, 1766.*Contributed by Michele McCaffrey


From Skinners Calvert County Court Records, 1774-1777

Bullet5.gif (101 bytes) p. 83: John Standforth was an appraiser to the estate of William Norfolk.  Will probated January 3, 1776.


From MD Prerogative Court Abstracts - 1737-1744 by Skinner; p. 127

John Stanforth; October 5, 1742
A second inventory is cited in the amount of 67.11.1
Payments to: James Poor, James White, Mary Standforth, William Stewart, Grace Standforth, John Parran, Cap.t Torver (merchant in London), Daniel Dulany and Ellis Slatter.
Executor: Robert Lee


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