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

Elizabeth Tennison

Female - 1835


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  • Name Elizabeth Tennison 
    Gender Female 
    Death 10 Feb 1835  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I64384  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father St. Mary's Tennison 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F6907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      ELIZABETH TENNISON OF ST. MARY'S CO., MD.

      Jan. 3, 1835 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. will of Elizabeth Tennison, probated Feb. 10, 1835, leaves to:
      --sister Maria Raley, wife of William Raley, my Negro girl named Mary during her life and then Mary is devised to her daughters, Elizabeth Ann Shercliffe and Eleanor Cleary Shercliffe.
      --sister Mary Ann Tennison, my big trunk.
      --mother (unnamed), my saddle, cloak, and black silk frock.
      --nephew Edward F. Tennison, my looking glass.
      --sisters Maria Raley and Mary Ann Tennison, the remainder of my clothing divided equally.
      Executor: none specified.
      Witnesses: none listed.
      Source: Reno, Linda D., "St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1821-1835," Page 163-4.
      Comment: The depositions of Charles Morgan and Sarah Raley state that while Mr. Morgan was writing the will, Miss Tennison died suddenly though she had been sick for some time. The deposition of Enoch Copsey states the he heard William Raley, who married a sister of the deceased, give notice on 2/9 to the mother and Miss Ann, the sister of the deceased, that the will was scheduled for probate on 2/10, and that they both stated that they had no objection to will as it stood.

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