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From: C Greenwell <>
Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY] John Bailey (d.1712/13)
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 17:44:30 -0400
Nice! Your the greatest!
On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 12:54 PM, Linda Reno <> wrote:
> Yesterday I went to the courthouse and, among other things, got a copy of
> the will of John Bailey. Judith was right, the granddaughter's name was
> Susanna Shanks.
> In Colonial Settlers of St. Clement's Bay by Mary Louise Donnelly, she says
> that Mary Shanks, daughter or Robert Shanks and Mary Bailey, married John
> Mills. She was close. It was Susanna Shanks instead of Mary. I've had old
> John Mills in my data base for years with a wife named Mary Shanks and could
> never go any further, but this name change makes all the difference.
> This is the John Mills who died about 1774.
> 12/16/1774-4/28/1774: Admin. accts. of John Mills, Sr., SMC. Creditor:
> William Fraser. NOK: James Mills, Susanna Mills. Admin.: John Mills, the
> 4/28/1774: Admin. accts. of John Mills, SMC. Payments to: William
> Frasier, Richard Mason, James Gordon & Co., Joseph Walker, Justinian Adams,
> John Ireland, Elizabeth Tedmore, Appalonia Davie, Alexander Cunningham &
> Co., John Tippett, John Carpenter, George Mills, James Mills, James Jordan,
> Joshua Graves, Henry Sewell, Timothy Bowes, Robert Watts, Joshua Meniall,
> Jenifer Taylor, Walter Dulany, Esq., John Allen Thomas. Admin.: John Mills
> youngest. (Admin. accts. of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, Libers,
> 67-74, 1771-1777 by V. L. Skinner, Jr.). NOTE: This record is not on CD
> His wife, Susanna (who we now know was nee Shanks) died about 1783.
> 5/28/1783: Admin. accts. of Susanna Mills by James Mills, Admin. Equally
> to: John Baptist Graves; Joshua Graves; John Bailey; George Mills'
> children; Susanna Newton and John Woodward; James Mills. (Balance and
> Distributions, Chr. of SM, Spring 1993).
> This makes changes in a bunch of families and I'll be working on that, but
> thought I'd get this out to the list.
> If anyone wants a copy of John Bailey's will, let me know and I'll scan and
> Linda Reno
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> Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY] John Bailey (d.1712/13)
> Hi List,
> Well, I have never seen a will transcribed by Judith Burger that was
> wrong, so I have to ask, did Robert Shanks and Mary Bailey have a
> daughter named Susanna?
> On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 9:31 AM, C Greenwell <> wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> For those who are interesed, here is another Will abstact that is
>> floating arround with errrors. In paticular, look at the
>> grandaughters. The abstract has granddau. Mary Shanks and it should
>> be Susanna Shanks. The transcibed will follows the abstact.
>> Bailye, John, St Clements Bay, St Mary's Co., 5th Jan., 1712; 16th Feb.,
>> To dau. Charity Thompson and hrs., land ---; where she now lives, and
>> to her 4 child., viz., Mary, Arthur, Charity and Monica, personalty.
>> " son William and hrs., land ---, where he lives, and to his 2 child.,
>> viz., John and Eliza:, personalty.
>> " son John and hrs., land ---, where he now lives, and 95 A. adjoining
>> same, bought of Richard Shippy.
>> To dau. Mary Shanks and hrs., 200 A., ---, where she lives.
>> " granddau. Mary Shanks and hrs., 50 A., part of "The Bottom,"
>> adjoining her mother's laud.
>> " granddau. Mary Bailye and hrs., 50 A., residue of "The Bottom,"
>> taken up by testator.
>> " son James, ex., dwelling plantation ---, and residue of estate.
>> Test: John Brown, James Thompson, Joseph Stratford. 13. 582.
>> Here is the transcribed will:
>> John Bailye
>> Signed January 15, 1712/13
>> Proved February 16, 1712/13
>> In the name of God amen. I John Bailye of Clements Bay in St. Mary's
>> County, being weake of body, tho of good memory and understanding,
>> thanks be to God, doo make this my last will and Testament, and doo
>> hereby Recall Revolke and disanull, all other wills, or testaments
>> heretofore by me made, or pretend as to be made, and doo ordaine &
>> appoint this to be my Wholo Solo, & last Will Imprimis, I doo
>> Recommend my soul to almighty God hoping by the merits of Jesus Christ
>> my Saviour that I shall Enjoy my God for ever hereafter, Secondly I
>> doo order my body to be decently buried, on my own plantation, and as
>> for what estate, it has pleased the Allmighty to bestow on me, I doo
>> dispose of the same, in manner following
>> first I doo give & bequeath unto my daughter Charity Thompson, that
>> tract or parcell whereon, she now liveth, being all the Land, I have
>> on that side of the Run, whair they Dwell, to her & her heirs for
>> ever, and to my Said Daughters four Children, namely Mary Thompson, &
>> Arthur Thompson, Charity Thompson & Monica Thompson first I doo give
>> and bequeath to each of them, one Ewe to be delivered to them as soon
>> as they are Brought to appraisment
>> 2ly I give & bequeath unto my son William Bailye that tract or parcell
>> of Land, whereon he now liveth, all Rady marked and bounded to him &
>> his heirs for ever & unto my said son Williams two Children, Namely
>> John Bailye & Elizabeth Bailye Each of them one ewe to be delivered to
>> them as soon as they are appraised and one Cow and calf to be
>> delivered at the first convenient Season, after appraismt to be for
>> the use of all my Sons Children to be equally divided among them
>> 3dly I give and bequeath, unto my son John, Bailye, that tract or
>> parcell of Land, whereon he now lives & doo likewise give & bequeath
>> unto him another parcell of Land Joyning to the said Land he now lives
>> on, Containing ninety five acres, being Land I bought of Richard
>> Shippy to him & his heirs for ever, which Said Land first named
>> whereon he now lives, with a line of marked trees from William Baylyes
>> corner white oake, to the main Swamp. I likewise give unto him my
>> negro Jack, and my bead I lye on with the furniture & one heifer big
>> with calfe, to be delivered soon after appraisement
>> 4thly I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary Shanks, two hundred
>> acres of Land, whereon she now lives to her & her heirs for ever. I
>> likewise give unto her my negro woman called Nann.
>> 5thly I doo give unto my Granddaughter, Susanna Shanks fifty acres,
>> which I took up adjoyning to her mothers Land known by the name of the
>> bottom to her & her heirs for ever.
>> 6thly I doo give unto my Granddaughter Mary Bailye, fifty acres of
>> Land, being part of a hundred acres of Land I took up, which other
>> fifty acres I willed to my Granddaughter Susanna Shanks known by the
>> name of the bottom, which said fifty acres of Land, I doo give, unto
>> her ye Said Mary Bailye, and her heirs for ever.
>> 7thly & lastly I doo give & bequeath unto my son James Bailye, the
>> tract of Land or plantation, I now live on being the Remaining part of
>> the Said already bequeathed, or devided unto him & his heirs for ever.
>> I doo likewise Bequeath and give unto him my negro man called Thomas.
>> I doo give & bequeath unto my said son, James Bailye, all the
>> remaining part of my estate which is not within mentioned, and doo
>> ordain the Said James Bailye to be the wholo and solo Executor of this
>> my last will and testament. In witness whaire of I hereunto set my
>> hand and seal this fifteenth day of January in the year of our Lord
>> God one thousand seven hundred and twelve thirteen.
>> John Bailey (((seal)))
>> Sealed Signed and delivered
>> In the presence of us
>> John + Hiltson
>> John B Brown
>> Joseph Stratfoord
>> James Thompson
>> February 16, 1712
>> Then came John Hiltson, John Brown and Joseph Stratford and James
>> Thompson the witnesses to the within will, and made Oath that they Saw
>> the within named, John Bailye Signe Seale, and declare the same to be
>> his last will, and Testament~~~~~~~~~ Wm Aisquithe Dept Comisser~~~
>> Transcribed by Judith A. Burger from a photocopy of an original court
>> document, Libra P. C. No. 1, p. 191-192, obtained from Norma I.
>> Dawson, Register of Wills, St. Mary's County, Maryland, February 2,
>> 2001. The photocopy was good, the writing very small and distorted. I
>> made no corrections of any kind.
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