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

Cuthbert Abell

Male 1720 - 1786  (66 years)


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  • Name Cuthbert Abell 
    Born 1720  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jan 1786  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I52094  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Father John Abell,   b. 1679, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1746, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Nov 1703  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Clarke,   b. Abt 1724, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1786, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1740  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Clarke Abell,   b. 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F30036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cuthbert Abell--WILL: JJ#1 F357 8/1783 & probated 1/3/1786 St. Marys Co.
      To son, Clarke Abell land "Abell's Chance" bought from Edward Abell, lying above "Degins Folly" from Eglins line to the line of resurrection Manor and my part of land "Will's Close" which I bought of Edward Abell & Roger Clarke.
      To son, Philip "Part of Hopewell's Adv." (also adjoins Resurrection Manor) & The Mill" and land in Resurrection Manor; the mill and the mill land with the mill packet and all the utensils belonging to it.
      to son, Cuthbert, part "Hopewell's Adv." where I now live and the remainder of "Abell's Chance"
      To dau. Margaret Abell one shilling
      To dau. Mary Hall
      To grandchildren: Rebecca Hall & Mathew Abell
      To wife, Mary.
      witnessed: Mathias Brooden (Breeden?), Hugh & Lydia (nee Stone) Williams.
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      This file was contributed by Judith Burger.

      Will of Cuthbert Abell

      Cuthbert Abell
      Signed: Aug 10, 1783
      Proved: January 3, 1786

      Cuthbert Abell
      his last Will In the Name of God Amen. I Cuthbert Abell of Saint Mary's County and State of Maryland being very Sick and weak of body but of Sound and perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for that and do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner and form as following
      ~~~ first of all I give arecommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, who gave it to me and my body to the Grave to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter to be mentioned as to my worldly Goods I dispose of them (illegible) X the manner and form as following
      ~~ first I give and bequeath to my son Clark Abell all the upper part of Abells Chance lying above Degins folly from Eglins line, beginning at a bounded Hickory ~~ turning thence a North west course to the line of Resurection Mannor. Also I give and bequeath unto my son Clark Abell all my part of wells Clare which I bought of Edward Abell & Roger Clarke to him and his heirs forever
      ~~ Item I give and bequeath to my son Philip Abell, my Mill and Mill Land with Mill packs & all other utinsels thereunto belonging.
      ~~ Also I give and bequeath to my son Philip Abell part of Hopewells Adventure from the beginning of the said Land to the main Branch of the Mill, then with the meanders of the Branch till it causes to the mouth of my Spring Gut where it Erupts with a main Run, then a with a north Course to the line of Resurection Manor, then with the said line of the Said Manor to the begining to him and his heirs forever
      ~~~ Item I give and bequeath to my son Cuthbert Abell all the remainder of my part of Hopewells Adventure where I now live on to him and his heirs for ever. Also I give and bequeath to my son Cuthbert Abell all the Remainder of a Tract of Land called Abells Chance, which I have not before willied to my son Clarke Abell to him & his heirs for ever
      ~~~ Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret Abell one Shilling Sterling in full of her part of my Estate.
      Item I give and bequeath all the remainder of my Estate after my Just Debts is paid to be Equally divided between my five Children and Grand Child hereafter mentioned Viz. ~~ that is to say Clarke Abell/ Philip Abell/ Cuthbert Abell/ Mary Hall/ Rebecca Hall / and Matthew Abell, and Lastly, I nominate & appoint my well beloved wife Mary Abell Executrix of this my Last will and Testament In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this tenth Day of August Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and Eighty three.

      Cuthbert Abell (((Seal)))

      Signed sealed published and
      pronounced & Delivered in presence of
      us ~~ Matthias Brooden
      Hugh Williams
      Lydia Williams

      The widow doth not stand tothis will but Claims her third part of the deceased Estate both Real & personal ~~~~~~ Test Jere.h Jordan R W ~~~~~

      Saint Marys county, to wit, the 3rd Day of January 1786 ~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Then came Mary Abell and made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the Aforegoing Instrument of writing is the true and whole will of Cuthbert Abell late of Saint Marys County decd. that hath come to her hands or possession, and that she doth not know of Any other ~~~~

      Certified per ~~~ Jeremiah Jordan Regr Wills

      for Saint Marys County

      Saint Marys County Ss ~~
      The 3rd Day of January 1786 Then came Matthias Brooden & Hugh Williams, two of the three Subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Last will and Testament of Cuthbert Abell late of Saint Marys County, deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that they did see the Testator therein named, Sign and seal this will and that they heard him publish pronounce and Declare the same to be his last will and Testament that at the tie of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of Sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, and that they respectively Subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and I the presence of Each other, and also that they did see Lydia Williams the other Witness
      Subscribe the same.

      Certified By Jeremiah Jordan Regr Wills

      for St. Marys County ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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      Transcribed by Judith A. Burger March 9, 2001 from a photocopy of the original court record, JJ 1, 357-359, obtained from Norma I. Dawson, Register of Wills, Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The photocopy was good and the writing legible. I made no corrections of any kind.

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      Calendar of Maryland State Papers No: The Black Books
      By The State Of Maryland [10 Sept 1750]
      All Faith's Parish, St. Mary's County. Nomination of inspectors.
      As inspectors for the several warehouses on Patuxent River the vestrymen have nominated the following men: for the warehouse at Ben[e]d[ic]t town, John Estep, Henry Lyon, Capt. Thomas Greenfield, Samuel Sothoron; for the warehouse at Edward Cole's, Samuel Abell of Samuel, Thomas Forrest, John Abell, Charles King; For the warehouse at Town Creek, Cuthbert Abell, Philip Clarke Jr., Nathaniel Hickman, Samuel Jenifer.
      D.S 1p. 29.5cm x 24.2cm
      Signatures: John Urquhart (rector), Philip Clarke, James Keech, Samuel Abell, George Slater, Thomas Reeder, John Abell, Samuel Sothoron.
      note the first two among those nominated for Benedict town served last year as did also the first two nominated for the warehouse at Edward Cole's; Philip Clarke and Samuel Jenifer served at Town Creek.
      On verse: old inspectors; Jenifer refuses; commission to Hickman; Lyon refuses; commission to Greenfield

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