Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [adgedge.ged] ! (1) Carolyn T.D. Carey, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Cites: (a) "Founders of Ann Arundle a nd Howard." (b) Mrs. Springer of Souix City, IA. (2) "Family Register of Gerret van Sweringen and Descendants," by H.H. Swearingen (2nd. ed. , Washington, 1894) p.4. (3) "Magazine of the Jefferson County Historical Society," Vol. XVI, Dec. 1950 (Charlestown , WV), "The Early Van Swearingens," p.10. (4) 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. (5) "Garrett VanSweringen and His Family," by Bernard Beary, "Chronicles of St. Mary's," "M onthly Bulletin of the St. Mary's County Historical Society," Vol. 29, No. 5, May 1981, p.322 -4. Transcript by Elizabeth F. Randolph. ! Birth: (1b) c.1685, MD. (1,2,3) d/o Gerret Van Sweringen/Mary Smith. Marriage to John Parke: (3,5) Marriage to Robert Ford: (5) Death: (5) 1 Jan 1754, St. Mary's Co., MD. (4) 1712/3, 17 Feb: Mary Vansweringen of St. Maryes Co., widow, wrote her will. Gives to da ughter Tereshea VanSweringen 4 Negroes not to exceed age 40, 2 feather beds, 2 rugs, 2 pair o f blankets, 2 pair of sheets, 2 bolsters, one pint silver tankered, 6 silver spoons, a ches t of drawers and a small looking glass, a suite of table linen, to be delivered to her at th e day of her marriage, in "full satisfaction" for her part of her father's and mother's estat es. (5) 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. (5) 1728, 15 Nov: Posted bond as administrator of the estate of Dorothy Van Swearingen. Bot h of Anne Arundel Co., MD. (5) 1734, Mar: In Prince George's Co., MD Court, Teresia Parke sued William Hayward. (5) 1746, Nov: The account of the estate of Vincent Askin, Charles Co., MD, shows a paymen t of 7500 pounds of tobacco to Teresia Parks. (5) 1753, 12 Nov: Robert Ford of St. Mary's Co. wrote his will. Named his wife Teresia, lea ving her 1/3 of his personal estate and a life interest in his dwelling plantation. Named he r executor with son-in-law John Fenwick. John Fenwick is shown as the only executor on an acc ount dated 12 Sep 1755. (5) 1753, 31 Dec: Teresia Ford, widow and relict of Robert Ford, St. Mary's Co., wrote he r will. Left to James Neale, son of Henry Neale of Cob Neck, dec'd, and of Mary Neale now int ermarried with John Lancaster, "all that one fifth part of a Tract of land, lying in St. Mary 's County, called the Chancellor's Point, which on a writt of partition was formerly allotte d to Anne Blanden." It abutted the abutted the division line between John Parke and Teresia h is wife and Ann Bladen, widow. Charles Craycroft, whose wife and daughter Sarah were legatees , was named administrator. (5) 1754, 4 Jan: Will probated. (5) 1754, 30 Apr: The inventory of goods of Mrs. Theresia Ford of St. Mary's Co., MD, recor ds as kin, William Williams and Benjamin Williams. (5) 1755, 28 Jun: The 4th additional account of Joseph Vansweringen's estate records paymen t to Robert Ford "for his wife's part." (5) 1755, 23 Oct: An account of her estate shows payment received of John Fenwick.
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