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

John Abell

Male 1679 - 1746  (67 years)


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  • Name John Abell 
    Born 1679  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Nov 1746  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I49961  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Samuel Abell,   b. 1650,   d. 12 Apr 1698, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne MNU Abell,   b. Bef 1661,   d. Aft 1699, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female Fisher,   b. 1683, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1734, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1703  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Abell,   b. Abt 1710, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1795, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)  [natural]
     2. John Abell,   b. 1711, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1794, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     3. Enoch Abell,   b. Abt 1714, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1784, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)  [natural]
     4. Cuthbert Abell,   b. 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1786, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F29192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances Wilkinson,   b. Bef 1686, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1735, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married Bef 16 Dec 1735  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F29193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Will of John Abell

      John Abell. Senior

      Signed: September 25, 1746
      Proved: November 8, 1746

      The Last Will of John Abell ~~~ In the name of God, Amen. I John Abell Senior of St. Marys County in the province of Maryland, yeoman being in a very weak and Languishin Condition of body but of sound, and perfect memory, Thanks be to God for it, and calling to mind the uncertainty of Life, and how, Sertain it is I must die, for the setling my worldly, Estate, do make Constitute apoynt, and ordain, this to be, my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. Viz ~~
      1st I give my soul to God that gave it, and my body to the Earth, from whence it was taken, there to rest in hopes of the Resuretion, to be buried, at the chapple by my former wife without either pomp or Seremony ~~
      2nd ly I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, the bed whereon we now lay with the furniture commonly used about it, with bedstids, & Cords. I likewise give to my said wife, all her working tools which she uses abote either, woole Cotton or flax. I likewise give her all the wool, and flax, which is already gathered with all the yaarn Spun.
      3rd ly, I give to my wifes, Son John Howell twenty shillings to be paid him in what his mother pleases.
      4th ly I give to my son Enoch Abell, that tract or parcell of Land, whereon he now lives, containing fifty three Acres, more or less. Called Southern Conclusion with all the profits there unto belonging to him and his heirs forever ~~ and as for all my other Land I ordainit shall be as it is, divided all ready, I give to Cuthbert my son, a great pott, and a hovell. ye remainder part of my Estate & Lease to be Equally Divided between, my wife, and Children, according to Law. Also, my Daughter in Law Catrane Hutchings, to have a Equall part with them I order my beloved wife, shall keep ye hole Estate in hir hands, three years in Cares, shee Continues in her widowhood, I appoint my beloved Wife to be ye hole and sole Executrix and Wnd. Of this, My, Last will, and Testament, As witness whereof I have unto set my hand. And seal ~~

      Jn. Abell, sen (((seal)))

      Signed and D Dto
      be his Last Will
      and Testament
      Nath Huckman
      John Walker
      John Swails
      St. Marys County Ss November ye 8th 1746 ~~~~~~~~~
      Then came Nathaniel Hickman, John Walker & John Swails the subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing will being duly, and solomnly sworn on the holy Evangels of Almighty God depose, and say that they saw the Testator, John Abell sign theforegoing will, and heard him publish, and declare, the same to be his Last Will and Testament, that at the time of his sodoing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound, and disposing mind, and memory, and that they subscribed their Respective names, as witnesses to the Said Will in the presence of the, Said Testator and at his Request ~~~~

      Sworn to before me ~ Tho. Aisquith Depty Comiss ry
      of St. Marys County
      The day above ye deceased Widow made her Election, and stands to the Will ~~~~

      Certified by me ~~ Tho. Aisquith, Depty Comiss ry of St. Marys County ~

      Calling to mind something that I would have done after my death and to prevent mistakes, caused me to make this Codecill ~~~
      My desire is that my wife Shall, have what, I have given her in my Will more than her thirds, and I also give to my wife four hoggs, for her own use namelythree sows, and one, barrow. ~~ I allso, desire that my Corn in the wheat patch, and two my best Barrows, and two quertes of my barren Cowe, Shall be sold, to pay part of my debts, and that my brother Samuel, may see to the seling of them, and the Remaining part of the Sd Cow, and the Rest of my crop of Corn be for the family use. In Witness my hand, and seal, this 25th Day of September, Anno Domi
      1746 ~~~ Jn Abell sen (((Seal)))

      This signed seal & published and Tested
      By Robert X Hutchings

      St. Marys County Ss November ye 8th 1746
      Then Came Robert Hutchings the subscribing witness to ye foregoing Codicil, being duly & solomly Sworn on the holy Evangels of almighty God depose & say that he saw the Testator Jn. Abell sign the foregoing Codicil, & heard him publish and declare the same to be his Codicill yt at ye he was to the best of his apprehension of sound and disposing mind & memory.
      Sworn to before me ~~ Tho Aisquith Depty Comiss ry of St. Marys County ~~~

      Transcribed by Judith A. Burger March 8, 2001 from a photocopy of the original court record, TA 1, 203-204, obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, Saint Mary's County Maryland. The photocopy was good, but the writing distorted and illegible in part. The name of the land bequeathed to Enoch Abell w illegible to me. I made no corrections of any kind.
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      ABELL, JOHN, St. Mary's Co., yeoman. 25 Sep, 1746; 8 Nov, 1746
      To be buried at the chapple by my former wife.
      2nd wife, name not given.
      Child.: ENOCH, CUDBURD, JOHN HOWELL (son of wife). Mentions dau-in-law, CACTRAN HUCHINGS.
      To son ENOCH, tract where he now lived, 53 A., called "Saturdans Conclusion."
      Wife extx.
      Wit: Nathan Hickman, John Walker. 24. 527
      ===
      John Abell Sr. 35.89 SM £68.15.8 Apr 8 1747
      Appraisers: John Read, Nathaniel Nickman.
      Creditors: John Abell, Gilbert Ireland.
      Next of kin: John Abell, Samuel Abell.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Frances Abell.
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      William Holland 3.183 SM £25.5.4 Nov 30 1719 Dec 9 1719
      Appraisers: John Abell, William Bryon.
      Creditors: R. Llewellen for Mr. Samuell Heath.
      Next of kin: William Holland.
      Administrator: Thomas Holland.
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      Robert Hutchens 14.175 A SM £105.7.5 £16.10.9 Dec 16 1735
      Sureties: Philip Clarke, Samuell Abell.
      Received from: John Willson, Richard Hosseo (?), Danniel Lamport (merchant in London).
      Payments to: Henry Tucker, Edmund Plowden, John Hese, Ann Abell, Judiah Hening, David Makgill, John Abell, Capt. John Hicks, John Gibbens, Edward Goldsbery (legacy from his grandfather(unnamed) & in hands of deceased).
      Executrix: Frances Abell, wife of John Abell.

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