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

Mary Dorothy Hardy

Female Abt 1771 - Aft 1815  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Mary Dorothy Hardy 
    Birth Abt 1771  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Aft 1815  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I55563  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father Henry 'Jr' Hardy,   b. 23 Jul 1732, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Jan 1804, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Boone,   b. 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 19 Sep 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Bef 1771  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Basil Bowling,   b. Aft 1756, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1815, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 59 years) 
    Marriage 31 Dec 1799  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 592 HENRY HARDEY 09/10/1804 01/30/1804
      "being of Perfect Memory ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Isidore Hardey
      -to have a lot of ground in the village of Piscataway at the corner of Dr. John Frazier Bowie's garden
      2. Mary Dorothy Bowling --daughter
      -to have all the lands which testator purchased from Richard Nelson called "Chiney" and "Chiney's Addition" --this land Richard Nelson formerly received possession of from William Mason in exchange for 2 tracts of land called "Discovery" and "Nelson's Marsh Pasture" Articles of the exchange were executed 10/01/1781 but no deeds of conveyance ever passed when testator purchased the land from Nelson
      in order for testator to procure a deed, did execute with the said Mason a deed to testator for the 2 tracts of land the tracts lying in Charles County
      3. Dorothy Reynolds --granddaughter
      -to have 1 lot of ground in the village of Piscataway now in rho occupation of the widow of Thornas Scott--and the rents from the land for her use and should she die W/out issue and before coming of age, the land is to be sold by executor and the money divided among all of testator's children
      4. Mary Ann Hardey --wife
      -to have for her natural life at widowhood and no loner the Land and plantation which testator purchased from the executors of Alexander Hamilton being part of a tract of land called "Indian Fields" and part of a tract of land caned "Gardiner's Meadows"
      and testator instructs executor that aver his death with all great speed to repair the dwelling house so that "it may be Decently and comfortablly Habitable- and not to charge the expenses to the residuary part of the estate
      -to have Negroes: `'Mace" "Cape" "Little Nace" "Charles" "Anthony" "Nancy" "Kate' Betty" "Henny" "Harry" "Sal" "Clair" and "Poll" and old Negro woman "Sue" -to have 1 horse called -Fox" new riding chair, and chair horses, small roan horse, horse called "Spry" a mare called "Poll" 2 yoke of oxen, 12 head of cattle, 12 sheep and all stock of hogs and also to have her choice of articles out of the household furniture. 41 beds and furn., I clock, 6 silver table spoons, 6 silver tea spoons, I pair of silver sugar tongs--all marked MB, 1 large oval walnut table, I small maple oval table, square walnut table. 1 walnut tea table with a drawer, 6 green Windsor chairs. 6 flag bottomed chairs. 1 walnut presser cupboard, I iron salt pan. 2 iron kettles, I large iron pot, 1 small iron pot, 2 Dutch ovens, I bell metal skillet. I pair of stilLyards, I pair of flat irons, 2 brass candlesticks, I looking glass_ I dozen blue-edged plates, 3 dozen cream colored plates, 8 small blue-edged plates, I L pewter plates_ I large oval pewter dish, 1/2 dozen china tea cups and saucers. 1 china bowl. I large Queen's china bowl
      with blue flowers, 1 large white bowl, 2. small white bowls, 6 wine glasses, 3 tumblers, 1 diaper table cloth, 3 cotton table cloths, 2 tea pots, I pair of cast and irons, I sliding pot rack, 2 pair of pot hooks, 1 iron tea kettle. I ox cart--the wheels shod with iron all the poultry that may be on the plantation and also the stun of 20 pounds current money, as much bacon. beef, and Indian corn as may be determined. as sufficient for the support of widow and Negroes and stock for 1 years, 1/2 of the straw and corn fodder that may be on the plantation at the time of testator's decease -to have for her natural life Negro carpenter 'Will" and his wife "Jenny'
      5. John Francis Hardey --son (eldest son)
      -after widow's death or remarriage to have the land left to her
      -to divide all of testator's wearing apparel with Isidore
      -named executor along with Isidore and instructed that the remainder of the estate both real and persona] be sold and the money from the sale to be divided equally among all of testator's grandchildren (unnamed) share and share alike
      6. Francis Middleton
      Thomas Middleton {children of testator's third wife Catherine Hardey
      -to have Negroes "Ben" "Peter" "Baptist" 'Terry" "Bess" "Bet" "Stephen" and "Sam" and "Will"
      -to have 6 breeding cows, 1 blaze faced mare called "Bonny'- 1 mare called
      "Poll Flanders' 8 sheep, 2 feather beds and furn., I oval maple tablet Large Looking glass and 3 sliver table spoons marked ICM
      7. Charity Hardman --housekeeper
      -to have the sum of 37 pounds 10 shillings to be paid 6 months alter testator's death
      8. Elizabeth Queen --daughter
      Ann Boon --daughter
      Teresa Catherine Redman --daughter
      Anne Stacey Davidson --daughter (formerly Ann Stacey Reynolds)
      -whereas testator did on the 12th of April 1794 by separate deeds for that purpose
      did convey sundry tracts or parcels of land lying Prince George's and Charles Counties to the above named and testator's son Isidore, reserving the use of the said lands to testator for his natural Life and whereas some doubts have arisen respecting the validity of the deeds or how far such conveyances will secure to the parries respectively the lands therein mentioned and by testator intended to be conveyed •-now testator bequeaths and confirms the said lands to the above named children
      9. Rev. John Fenwick
      -to have the sum of 18 pounds 15 shillings current money to be paid to satisfy a debt
      from testator to Fenwick
      -to have the sum of 37 pounds 10 shillings to be applied to such charitable uses and purposes as he sees most proper
      Witnesses: William Marshall
      Thomas Mundell
      John F. Bowling
      Then came: John F. Bowling
      Note: the tesiaior signed the will in his own hand
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 97. At the request of William Mason the following Deed was recorded June 13, 1815
      Indenture made April 24, 1815; between Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife of Prince George's County, Maryland of the one part and William Mason of CC of the other part. Whereas the said Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife and William Mason are about to exchange their respective lands lying partly in Charles County and partially in Prince George's County, the said Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife agrees to give and mutual exchange of there two tracts of land one called "Discovery" and the other called "Nelson's Marsh Pasture" and is desirous to execute these presents. Now this indenture therefore witnessed that Basil Bowling and Mary Dorothy Bowling his wife in consideration of the above recited premises and also in further consideration of the sum of $5 current money paid by William Mason has sold the aforesaid two tracts of land called "Discovery" beginning at Mathias O'Bryan's land standing on the south side of Mattawoman Creek and containing 32 acres and adjoining "Nelson's Marsh Pasture" containing 58 acres and in the whole containing 90 acres. Signed Basil Bowling, Mary Dorothy Bowling in the presence of and acknowledged before Daniel Clarke
      April 24, 1815; Mary Dorothy Bowling wife of Basil Bowling relinquished her right of dower

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