Duncans in St. Mary's Co. MD


Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised December 11, 2003

Formed 1637; original county


1790-1870 St. Mary's Co. MD Census
      No Duncan indexed


St. Marys Co. MD Index to Wills 1658-1922 (FHL film 14,427; from Louis Boone 3/1987)
      No Duncan indexed
      Robert Dunkinson, pg. 1826-1840
      LB: some Abell, Howard family data; Howard families in Anne Arundel Co. MD
      Cornelius Howard, will dated 15 April 1680, proved 15 Oct. 1680; wife Elizabeth, son Joseph at age 18, Cornelius; daus. Sarah land at Tuckahoe on Choptank River; daus. Mary and Elizabeth. Samuel Howard, overseer and brother.
      John Baldwin, South River, Anne Arundel Co. MD, dated 12 June 1682; proved 16 June 1684; to grandchild Hanna Howard, dau. of Philip and Ruth Howard.
      Other Howard family data listed.

St.Mary's Co. MD Land Records 1781-1930; general index 1827-1907 (FHL film 989,048)
      No Duncan 1827 to after 1850


Westmoreland Co. VA Deed Book
      3-422: Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Kirtley of the County of St. Maries in the Province of Maryland, planter do discharge and acquitt John Hartley of the County of Westmorld in Virga from all debts dues and demands whatsoever and from all suites or causes of suits whatsoever more especially from a suit brought in my name in the County Court of the County of Westmorl'd abovesd. against the above said John Hartley for detaining three children Viz. Wm. Kirtley, Rebecca Kirtley and George Kirtley by Daniel McCauly from the beginning of the world to this day. As witness my hand and seal this first day of April Anno. Dom. 1706. /s/ Thomas Kirtley, Teste. Abram Brucebanks, Edwart Watts. Rec. 3 May 1706. (FHL film 34,269)
            3 May 1706. Read in Court. 19 Sept. 1706. St. Mary's Co. MD. Proved by Abraham Brookebank and Edward Wattse. /s/ Abraham Brookbank, Edward Wattse. Sworn before Joshua Guibert.
            25 Sept. 1706. Danll. Harper and Charles Dunkan depose they saw Thomas Kirtley acknowledge the discharge. 18 Sept. 1706. Thomas Hartley (sic) of St. Mary's Co. MD, but formerly of Westmoreland County declare before Charles Dunkan and Danl. Harper that I never did impower Danl. McCarty of Westmoreland County my attorney against John Hartley to sue him for detaining three children, William Kirtley, Rebecca and George Kirtley. /s/ Thomas Kirtley.
            25 Sept. 1706. Danll. Harper and Charles Dunkan depose they see Thomas Kirtley acknowledge the certificate. (FHL film 34,269 and pg.102, 103, "Westmoreland Co. VA Deeds and Wills" by Dorman, FHL book 975.524 R28d)


Early Duncans in St.Mary's Co. MD:
      David Duncan, 8 Dec. 1663, made will proved 28 Jan. 1663 (1664) leaving personalty to his (unnamed) child, William Tenahill exec. and residuary legatee, witness John Lawson; recorded in Will Book kept in office of the Register of Wills of Anne Arundel Co. but covered the entire state; Will Book I, folio 189. (pg.25, Vol.1, 1635-1685, "The Maryland calendar of wills" Vol.1-8 by Jane Baldwin Cotton 1904-1928, FHL book 975.2 P28c)
            The will was made in St.Mary's Co. MD (pg.82-85, Vol.82, "Da-Dy", "Research Collection of Worth Stickley Ray and His Wife Marie Wroten on Their Ancestral Lines, and Other Families of the Southern States," Collected and Compiled Austin, Texas, abt. 1930-1952, FHL book 975 D2r V.82)
            The citation to the will is given under Testamentary Proceedings as David Duncan, Will Liber #1-5 folio 123; Admin. #1-5 f.128; Inv. #1-6 f.35, 76 ("Index to Chancery Notes, Chancery Dispositions & Testamentary Proceedings, 1659-1784" by William F. Cregar, FHL film 13,150 item 1)
            The will was not located in Vol.5, 1670-1673, Testamentary Proceedings (FHL film 12,931) nor listed in Will Books Vol.5.
      John Dunken, 22 April 1698, owed the estate of Cornelius Watkins in his inventory in St.Mary's Co. approved 26 June 1698, filed in the Prerogative Court Liber 16, folio 42. (pg.3, Vol.5, Libers 16-19, 1697-1700, "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland 1679-1700" by V.L. Skinner, Jr., FHL book 975.2 P28sa)


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