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

Mary Craighill

Female Abt 1726 - 1777  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name Mary Craighill 
    Born Abt 1726 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aug 1777  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I96707  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father George Craighill,   b. Bef 1707,   d. 22 May 1749, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary MNU Craighill,   b. Bef 1711,   d. Aft 1752, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F26143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Hatton Combs,   b. Abt 1722, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1766, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1742  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Hatton Combs,   b. Bef 1749, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1816, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years)  [natural]
     2. George Craghill Combs,   b. St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F1804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Will of Mary Craighill (Combs) Wills Liber JJ 1 page 14( May 1776)
      In the name of God, amen. I Mary Combs of St. Mary's in the province of Maryland being in health and sound Judgement, thanks be to almighty god, doe make my last will and Testament in manner and form following and first I command my soul to God hoping for eternal Salvation through the merits of his beloved son Jesus Christ my Saviour, my body to be decently inter'd without pomp by my Executer hereafter mentioned Item I leaf the use of my Negro woman Cloraus to my daughter Tabitha Combs six years, and then I give her and her and her Increase to my son Thomas Hatton Combs to him and his heirs forever. Item I give and bequaeth to my daughter Mary Adams five pounds Currency and know more of my estate. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Ellenor Combs one Negro man named _osar, to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Tabitha Combs Negro boy named Henry to her and her heirs forever and my will is that after my daughter Tabitha Combs is paid off her part of her portion that was left by her father Thomas Hatton Combs, that then all the rest of my estate to be equally divided amongst the four children, George Craghill Combs, Ellenor Combs, Tabitha Combs, Thomas Hatton Combs. And I constitute and appoint my son George Craghill Combs soul executer of this my last will and testament, In witness wherof I have here- unto let my hand & affixed seal this Tenth day of May 1777 signed sealed & delivered by the said Mary Combs to be her last will & testament disannuling all other will or wills maid Mary Combs ((Seal))

      by her from the beginning of the World unto the date of these presents, in the preasents of us Henry Jenkins, James Taylor

      Saint Mary's County, to wit. August 5, 1777. Then came George Craghill Combs and made oath on the holy evangels of almighty God, that the above instrument of writing is the true & whole will and Testament of Mary Combs, late of Saint Mary's County deceased, that hath came to his hands or possession, and that he doth not know of any other. Certified Jeremiah Jordon Reg. Wills
      ===
      Combs, William, gent. St.Mary's County, 13th Oct., 1742; 20th Dec., 1742.
      To daus. Mary Waughop, Elianor Medley and son Enoch, 1s and 1 slave.
      To wife Mary, extx., 1/3 estate.
      To 5 child. viz., Thomas Hatton, Susannah, William, Jr., James and Philip and hrs., residue of estate.
      Test. desires that his five younger child. remain with their mother until they become of age and gives her the handling of their estates until that time.
      Test: Thomas Breaden, Charles Dillon, Luke Cusacke. 22. 529.
      ===
      William Combs 27.372 SM £419.16.1 Jan 5 1742 Mar 18 1742
      Appraisers: R. Hammett, Thomas Breding.
      Creditors: Thomas Breding as assignee of Luke Cassacke, William Cartwright.
      Next of kin: Enoch Combs.
      Administrators/Executors: Joseph Inking and his wife Mary Inking.
      ===
      William Combs 20.237 A SM £419.16.1 £29.2.7 May 23 1744
      Sureties: William Jenkins, Charles Dalian.
      Received from: James (no surname given), Peter Grogen, Mary Bryon.
      Payments to: Mr. William Cartwright, Luke Cusack, Thomas Breeding, William
      Medley, Abraham Barns, Robert Hammett.
      Executrix: Mary Jenkins, wife of Joseph Jenkins.

      ===father
      Tant, Margrett. 24th Dec., 1725; 1st Feb., 1725-6.
      To grandson Marke Lampton, £15 and personalty at age of 21.
      To grandson William Thompson, £15 at age of 21; shd. he die during minority, sd. legacy to pass to his bro. Henry.
      To Rev. Francis Loyd,, 40s.
      To grandson John Manning, personalty; he dying during minority, to pass to 2 grandsons Joseph and Vitus Harbert and their hrs.
      To grandsons Walter Pye, Joseph Harbert and daus. Margaret Pye,, Jean Thompson and Winefrid Harbert, personalty.
      Son-in-law Richard Thompson ex. and residuary legatee.
      Test: John Waughop, Geo. Craghill, John Little. 18.403,
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/stagser/s500/s538/html/s538-27.html
      URL title: Abstracts of Wills by Carson Gibb
      Note:
      CRAGHILL, GEORGE, St. Mary's Co.
      To bro. Thomas Craghill, Hamstead on Chesapeake Bayside, provided when he is 21 he convey to bro. Joshua Craghill his part of Fish Pond, in the Forrest.
      Witn: Law[rence] Debutts, Jas. Smith, Mary Jarbo.
      22 May 1749, sworn to by all 3 witn.

      Liber 27, folio 11
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      CRAGHILL, GEORGE, St. Mary's Co.
      To son George Craghill, Hamstead, on Chesapeake Bay, & joyners tools.
      To 2 sons, Thomas & Joshua, the Fish Pond, 263a in the Forrest, equ. div. when the eldest is of age.
      To son Jonathan, my dw. plntn. & lands adj.
      To daus. Anne Craghill & Grace Craghill, each 12,000 lb. tob. when they are 16 or on the day of mar.
      To dau. Mary Combs, 2000 lb. tob.
      To wife, Mary Craghill, for life, negro fellow Toby.
      Extrs: son George Craghill & wife, Mary Craghill.
      Witn: [the Revd.] Law[rence] Debutts, Mary Jarbo
      22 May 1749, sworn to by both witn., & the widow stood to the will.

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