Sarah van Swearingen: Death: BEF 1718
Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [adgedge.ged] ! (1) "Early Settlers of Maryland," by Skordas, p.476. Cites: (a) Liber WC2, folio 341. (b ) Liber 19, folio 381. (2) Carolyn T.D. Carey, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Cites: (a) "Founders of Ann Arundle an d Howard." (b) Mrs. Springer of Souix City, IA. (3) "Family Register of Gerret van Sweringen and Descendants," by H.H. Swearingen (2nd. ed. , Washington, 1894) p.4. (4) Ante-Nuptial Agreement between Garrett Van Swearingen and Mary Smith, 1676. Transcrip t from MD State Archives, Hall of Records, Annapolis, Land Office Patents 19, p.381-382 (MS A S11, MdHR 17, 353-2, 1-23-1-24). (5) "Magazine of the Jefferson County Historical Society," Vol. XVI, Dec. 1950 (Charlestown , WV), "The Early Van Swearingens," p.9-11. (6) "Colonial Families of the United States of America," Vol. VII, by Nelson Osgood Rhoades , p.220. Transcript by Elizabeth F. Randolph. (7) "Garrett Vansweringen and His Family," by Bernard Beary, "Chronicles of St. Mary's," Vo l. 29, No. 5, May 1981 (St. Mary's Co. Hist. Soc.) p.323. Extracts by Elizabeth F. Randolph. (8) Prerogative Court (Wills) 13, p.557-558, MD State Archives, Hall of Records, Annapolis , MD (MSA S538, MdHR 1291-4, 1-11-1-14). Transcript by Elizabeth F. Randolph. ! Birth: (2) Age about 48 in 1708 (b. 1660). (NOTE: Would have been about 24 years younger t han her husband.) (3) d/o William SMITH of St. Mary's Co., MD. Marriage to Garrett Vanswearingen: (1b,3,4,6) Ante nuptial settlement on Mary Smith, of St . Mary's Co., MD, spinster, 5 Oct 1676. (1a) Mary Vansweeringen, wife of Garrett. (4) "The co ndition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bounden Garrett Vansweringen witnes seth by God's Grace shortly to marry and to take to his wife one Mary Smith of the County o f St. Maries, spinster, if therefore the said Garrett Vansweringen do by his last will and te stament or otherwise without any fraud or covin in case the said Mary Smith shall after marri age had between them survive," Garrett to "give and assure" to Mary the "fully quantity of si xty thousand pounds of good and merchantable tobacco in cash over and besides such chaines, b raceletts, jewells and apparell" which Mary "shall fortune to have" at Garrett's death, for M ary, her executors and administrators to have, use, and enjoy "all her and their pleasures, " without interference from Garrett's Executors, Administrators or assigns. Wits. T. Henry Ca rew, Jos. Quigley, J. Blairfield. (5,7) Death: (2) 1713, St. Mary's Co., MD. (3) Some years after her husband. (8) Will dtd 17 Fe b 1712/3, proved 5 Sep 1713. (1a) 1680: Immigrated. (1b,3,4,6) Of St. Mary's Co. (5) Of St. Mary's City. (3) Died "in the faith of the English church." (8) 1712/3, 17 Feb: Mary Vansweringen of St. Maryes Co., widow, wrote her will. Calls herse lf sick of body. Gives to daughter Dorithy VanSweringen 4 Negroes, 2 feather beds, 2 rugs , 2 pair of blankets, 2 pair of sheets, 2 bolsters, one silver pint cup, 6 silver spoons, on e small English Table, to be delivered to her at the day of her marriage. Gives to daughter T ereshea VanSweringen 4 negroes, 2 feather beds, 2 rugs, 2 pair of blankets, 2 pair of sheets , 2 bolsters, one pint silver tankerd, 6 silver spoons, a chest of drawers, and a small looki ng glass. To each of the said daughters a suite of table linen, all to be delivered at the da y of their marriage, "the above Legacies being in full satisfaction for their part or portio n of their fathers and my Estate." Gives to son Joseph VanSweringen all the tract of land lyi ng in St. Maryes County near St. Maryes called the Point, containing 200 acres, and he is t o maintain her two said daughters handsomely until they are married. Gives to son in law Mr . William Bladen and daughter Bladen a ring of thirty shillings price to each of them. Give s to daughter Elinor Carroll 2000 pounds of tobacco. Desires that the Negroes which are give n to her two daughters not exceed forty years a piece. Gives all the rest of her estate bot h real and personal to son Joseph VanSweringen after all debts are paid. Appoints son Josep h executor. Wits. Wm. Aisquith, Ann Moloni, Hannah Bantom. Proved 5 Sep 1713.
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