Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [adgedge.ged] ! (1) "Garrett Vansweringen and His Family," by Bernard Beary, "Chronicles of St. Mary's," V ol. 29, No. 5, May 1981 (St. Mary's Co. Hist. Soc.) p.323-324. Extracts by Elizabeth F. Rando lph. (2) Prerogative Court (Accounts) 38, p.20-22, MD Archives, Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD . 4th Additional Account of the estate of Joseph Vansweringen. Transcript by Elizabeth F. Ran dolph. ! Birth: (1) Named with other children of Gerret Van Swearingen/Mary Smith as heir of Josep h Van Swearingen. (See below.) Marriage to Gerard Slye: (1) Death: (1) Her husband remarried in 1718. (1) 1712: Not named in Mary Vanswearingen's will. (1) 1720, 26 Jan: In a petition dated on or soon before this date, Gerard Slye objected tha t his wife Sarah, one of the daughters of Garrett Vansweringen, dec'd, had not been given he r filial portion of her father's estate. He claimed that Garrett in his last will did, amongs t other of his children, take notice of his daughter Sarah, to come in for her portion. Garre tt's executors never took notice of Sarah to come in for her portion, and Mary the widow, sin ce deceased, made no provision in her will for Sarah her daughter but made bequests to all he r other children. Slye asked that administration not be granted on either estate until he cou ld be heard. At the time the Court served notice to the parties concerned, Joseph Van Swearin gen had just died. The case came up for decision on 14 Mar 1720 but was dropped for want of p rosecution by Slye. (1) 1727, 17 Oct: In the Provincial court, William Deacon sued Ann Bladen, Gerard Slye, an d John Park and his wife Teresia for partition of the 224 acre tract near the City of St. Mar y's called "Chancellor's Point." It was near the old fort and the White house field. They hel d the tract undivided as heirs of Joseph Swearingen: Ann Bladen, Gerard Slye in right of hi s deceased wife Sarah, Dorothy Vansweringen, Eleanor Manning, and John Park in the right of h is wife Teresia. William Deacon claimed 2/5 parts by purchase from Dorothy and Eleanor. The d efendants refused partition, but the court ordered the land divided. (2) 1755, 28 Jun: The 4th additional account of Joseph Vansweringen's estate made by Willia m Deacon shows disbursement to Robt. Ford for Mary Neale and Susnh Craycroft daughters of Mrs . Sarah Sly.
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