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

William Mills

Male 1628 - 1676  (48 years)


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  • Name William Mills 
    Born 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Apr 1676  Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023402  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father UFO Mills 
    Family ID F14247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tabitha Wight,   b. 1647, Metfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1700/01, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 1666  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Mills,   b. 1666, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. William Mills,   b. 1666, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1705, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     3. Sarah {Unproven} Mills,   b. Between 1666 and 1670, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1734, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     4. John Mills,   b. 1668, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1717/18, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Tabitha Mills,   b. 26 Oct 1676, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1738 and 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F01192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Research notes by Donna Cooper

      This is my direct ancestor line of Mills. My DNA proves my connection to most of these people, along with several of the other names in the connecting families. I did the Family Finder along with two other maternal test. Tabitha was one of the people that I was happy to see connected to my family line.

      My 1600 page book, [which is now out of print] "Mills Heritage" validates my work was accurate.

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~haddockfamily/index.htm

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~haddockfamily/millsbook. htm
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      Mill William, Calvert Co., 13th Mar., 1676 ; 26th Apr, 1676.
      To wife Tibitha, exex., life interest in estate.
      To eld. son William and hrs., "Dunbarre'' and "Haddington. "
      To 2nd John and hrs., and unborn child, if male, "Trenent. "
      In event of death of any of afsd. sons, survivor or survivors to inherit deceased's portion equally.
      daus. (unnamed), personalty.
      Overseers: Alex. Magruder, Sam. Tayler, Ninian Bell.
      Test: Robt. Lindsay, Robt. Fowkes, Richd. Chafey. 5. 23.
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      William Mills 2.211 I CA 29559 Jul 31 1676
      Appraisers: Arthur Ludford, Peter Archer.
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      William Mills 5.146 A CA #29559 #29559 Jun 13 1678
      Payments to: James Guthrey & John Guthrey, Samuel Darley & Co., Richard Rickson, Andrew Tennahill, Thomas Cosden, John Abbington, Henry Jowles, Robert Linsey, Michall Tawney, Christopher Rowsby, Peter Arenes.
      Distribution to: Tabiatha Blanford, orphans (unnamed).
      Executrix: Tabiatha Blanford (relict), wife of Thomas Blanford,
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      Tabitha Blanford, deponent, aet 30, former wife of William Mills, dec'd. Roger Brooke, of Calvert Co, aet 40. Ambrose Biggs of Calvert Co, deponent, aet 53. Andrew Tenehill of Calvert Co, merchant, aet 36, deponent. Ninian Beale of Calvert Co, aet 48, deponent. 15 June 1678. (Arch. of MD, v. 67, p.422). (Arch. of MD, v. 68, p.57). Calvert Co.
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      Tabitha Blanforde 20.175 I PG 93.0.2 Jan 20 1700/01
      Appraisers: George Naylor, William Watson.
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      Tabitha Blandford (widow) 23.69 A PG 91.12.2 31.4.3 Jul 9 1702
      Received from: Nathaniell Magruder, Mr. Peregrine Browne.
      Payments to: Capt. John Hyde, Mr. Paggan & Co. paid to Mr. Crabb, Mr. Robert Wade, Alexander Magruder, Mr. Ignatius Craycroft, James Wapple, William Watson & George Naylor, John Robinson, Mr. John Smithson, Mr. Joshua Cecill, David Lowry, Thomas Davice, Mr. Robert Owen, Edward Willett part of the portion of Tabitha Mills.
      Administrator: Thomas Blandford.

      === Contributed by Donna Cooper

      John Boage, Calvert Co., MD, willed on the 8th July, 1667; probated 16th Dec., 1667. He named his godson John Bigger, Jr., his sister-in-law Katharine Bradmore, and also countrymen William Mills and John Wright, personally. Wife Mary, execx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: John King, Henry Cole. 1. 301.

      Jane Eltonhead, widow of Cuthbert Fenwick, Patuxent, Calvert Co., MD, wrote her will 24th Nov., 1660; and it was probated on 12th Dec., 1660. She willed to sons Robert, Richard and John Fenwick, lands equally, including home plantation, "Little Fenwick," and "Mousieur's Plantation"; division to be made when eld. son Robert attains age of 18 yrs. No stock to be sold until Cuthbert Fenwick be 21 yrs. of age. To Teresa Fenwick, personally at 16 yrs. of age. To son-in-law (stepson) Cuthbert Fenwick, personally with which to stock his seat of land. To son-in-law (stepson) Ignatius Fenwick, personally. To servants, white, Indian, and Negro, personally. Guardians: Cuthbert Fenwick afsd., together with Ignatius at 21 yrs. of age. In event of death of 3 child., viz., Robert, Richard and John, under age, lands to pass to Cuthbert Ignatius and Teresa Fenwick, and personal estate to Roman Catholic Church, and residue of personally to be divided among child. of sisters Conoway [Conway] and Marra. Overseers: Cuthbert Fenwick, Wm. Mill, John Bogue. Test: John Wright, John Turner, Edmund Scott. [Ref: 1. 114.] [Ref: Maryland Calendar of Wills]

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      mac billigins 2009-10-13
      Evidence that William Mills was in Maryland as early as 1655

      Archives of Maryland Online
      Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court 1649/50-1657
      Volume 10 Page 426 Court and Testamentary Business, 1655.
      Liber B. No. 3.

      Thomas Mathewes hath openly in Court Confessed himself to be a Roman.

      Thomas Mathews being found in the last Rebellion of Capt Stone and his Complices, Shall find Sureties for the Good abearance to the present Government.

      William Mills undertaketh in Court to be Surety for Thomas Mathewes for his good abearance to the present Government and the people under the Same in the penall Sume of one hundred pounds Sterling Wm Mills
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      In a deposition he gave in 1658, William gave his age as 30 (Archives of Maryland (41:219). He was living on the Patuxent River in 1659 when a dispute arose over the land on which he resided (41:329).
      He often sat on the jury for the court of Calvert County as recorded in the Archives of Maryland. He was a witness for several wills in which he signed with his mark "W".
      He patented his first tract of land called "Trennt" in 1663 (Patents 7:517).
      In the will of John Boage (1:301), written July 8, 1667, Legacy was left to his countryman William Mills. William became the possessor of "Dunbar" and "Haddington" which had been patented to John Boage in 1663. These tracts adjoined William's own tract called "Trenent". The property is marked today by a point on the Patuxent Bay called "Milltown Landing" (Patuxent River Park). Milltown Landing Road runs through his original property. William's will was written in Calvert County (5:23) on March 13, 1676, and was probated April 26, 1676. In his will the tracts of land above mentioned went to his sons after the death of his wife. Tabitha (Mills) Willett, wife of Edward Willet, is the unborn child named in his will. William's property was inventoried and accounted (5:146) by Thomas Blanford. The estate was valued at 29, 559 Pounds (a man servant, a boy servant and a woman servant amounted to 6,200) with 11,313 owed to debts. His widow Tabitha received 6,082, her third, and the unnamed orphans received 12,164.
      After his death his wife married Thomas Blandford whose will was probated in April 1698. After Tabith Mills Blandford died in 1700, one item in the disbursements, 1,000 pounds of tobacco, was made to Edward Willett, part of the portion of Tabitha Mills and in full of the same; as Tabitha Mills' husband was paid her portion of her mother's estate on March 10, 1703/4 (Bond 1:19); Tabitha making her mark "T".

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      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: TRENANT; Owner: Mills, William: Orig County = V {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Jan 18, 1663: Ref: Liber 7 f 107 : Map Location: W-20

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