Aquilla Johns: Birth: 5 DEC 1685. Death: 16 NOV 1709
Note: At the time of his death he owned 2,361 acres of land in Calvert, and Talbot Counties in Maryland. ======== Johns, Rich.,of the Clifts., Calvert Co.,15th June, 1717; 14th Jan., 1717-8. To grandson Richard and hrs. (eldest son of deceased son Abraham), two tracts made over to testator by Wm. Billingley, being 136 A., �Billingsley's Swamp,� and 150 A., �Friendship Rectifyed�; also 160 A., �Fellowship,� bou. of Wm. Dorrumple, and all three tracts lying bet. the �Clifts� and the branches of Battle Creek. To grandson Abraham and hrs. (youngest son of deceased son Abraham), two tracts bou. of Wm. Williams, Sr. and Jr., �Chance,� cont. 108 A., the other adj. �Dodson's Desire,� cont. 100 A., also �The Purchase,� bou. of Thomas Johns, these three tracts being in Calvert Co. and cont. 308 A. Testator states that having made over by deed of gift to the hrs. of his deceased son, Aquilla, part of a tract called �Letchworth's Chance,� cont. 400 A., it passed to Richard, eldest son of sd. Aquila. To grandson Aquila and hrs. (youngest son of deceased son Aquila), a tract bou. of John Edmonson, 600 A., �Cold Spring,� in freshes of Gr. Choptank R. To son Richard and hrs. (having already made over to him by deed of gift the plan. where he dwells, being 300 A. of �Letchworth's Chance� afsd.), 300 A., �Fuller.� To son Kensey and hrs. (having already made over to him part of tract called �Meares,� cont. 200 A., and also 100 A. adj., being part of a tract testator now lives on called �Angellica�), 100 A. of �Angellica� adj. part already given him, also 157� A., �White's Rest,� bou. of James Bechamp, and 50 A., �Chance,� bou. of Wm. Griffen and his wife. To son Isaac and hrs. (having already given him two tracts, 100 A., �Batchelors Fortune,� and 112 A., �Johns Addition�), remaining part of dwel. plan., �Angellica.� To granddau. Rebecca Johns, personalty. To son-in-law Robt. Roberts and hrs., 200 A. the s. side of �Grey's Chance� on the Clifts, being the plan. where he now dwells, and acquit him of all indebtedness to estate. To dau.-in-law Eliza: Cole, Quakers on Western Shore, Sarah Day, Job Hunt and his brother Thos., personalty. Residue of personal est. to be divided into 10 equal parts and allotted as follows: 2 pts. to child. of deceased son Abraham, as eldest son. 1 pt. to be equally divided among child. of deceased son Aquila. 1 pt. each to sons Richard, Kensey and Isaac. 1 pt. each to daus. Priscilla Roberts and Margaret Hopkins. The remaining 2 pts. to dau. Eliza: Troth, she not having had a full portion with her other sisters. Exs.: Sons Richard, Kensey and Isaac, jointly. Test: Geo. Harris, Jno. Wilkinson, Elizabeth Giles, Eliz. Wilkinson, Anne Harris. 14. 532. Note�Codicil to above will dated 15th day of 6th month, 1717, directs that crop of tobacco now growing on all plans. be sent to England and sold there to cover indebtedness of testator to certain persons there. Test. to codicil: Geo. Harris, Jno. Wilkinson, Eliz. Giles.
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