Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Darling

Male Bef 1645 - 1665  (> 20 years)

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  • Name Thomas Darling 
    Born Bef 1645 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Dec 1665  Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019472  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2020 

  • Notes 
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      Darlings, Thomas, Calvert Co., -- -- --; 7th Dec., 1665.
      To Mrs. Beckwith, personalty. Peternell Chivers, ex. and residuary legatee.
      Test: John Martin. 1. 240.
      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      The undated Calvert Co., Md. will of Thomas Darlings [sic; Darling], probated Dec. 7, 1665, leaves personalty to Mrs. Beckwith and names Peternell Chivers executor and residuary legatee. Witness: John Martin.
      Source: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, p. 32.
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 14 Nov 1659, Page 69
      Thomas Darline could not be found through request of Christopher Russell; attachment issued against Darline's estate for 970# of tobacco plus what Darline owed him for cattle; Russell to take his cattle back; debt of Humpherie Atwicks 343-1/2 and Samuell Harris of 120 be satisfied next
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palsgaard/shivers/THOMAS %20CHEVERS%20.htm

      The last will of Thomas Darling verbally delivered by him as by the oath of John Martin taken before William Groome one of his Lordsps Justices of Peace in Calvert County by order and Comission under the Lesser Seale from the Liet Generall which is as followeth.

      "John Martin aged Eighteen years or thereabouts Saith Mrs Becworth asked Thomas Darling who he would make his Execr if in case he dyed. Thomas Darling replied unto Mrs. Becworth whether he might not make man or woman his Execr and Mrs Becworth Said yes any one that he made Should Stand and he the Said Thomas Darling did reply unto the Said Mrs Becworth that Peter Nell Chivers should Injoy his Estate and Mrs Becworth asked whether She Should take all and Pay all and he replied I and Thomas Darling did give Two thousand Pounds of Tob. And his Iomer unto Mrs Becworth. Swore before me this Seventh of Decemr 1665.
      Willm Groome50

      Mrs. Becworth may have been Mrs. Marmaduke Beckwith of Virginia and Maryland, who was widowed in 1670, and a daughter of Ralph Creed.51

      Thomas Darling certainly appears to have been a Quaker. He had dealings with the Quakers of Calvert County, and stood as a witness for Guy White, Quaker:

      "Then came Guy White of Calvert County and desires letters of administration upon the Estate of John Brimstone Late of the Said County decsd by virtue of the following will verball - November 13th 1664 or thereabouts

      "I Thomas Darling being a liver in the house of Guy White Neighbours Comeing in Seeing John Brimston to be very weake asking of him why he did not sett things to right the old man being Sensible at that Time did desire that Guy White Should take all and pay all, and further saith not.

      "Sworn before me [Charles Calvert] 29th Novr 1664
      "The Marke of Thomas Darling."52

      50 MARYLAND WILLS v. 1 f 240
      51 VIRGINIA WILL RECORDS; Indexed by Judith McGhan; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.; Baltimore, MD; 1993.
      52 Ibid. f. 212

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