history of these families, though there are doubtless large numbers of them.
THOMAS HEARNE, son of William and Mary, born May 31, 1691, married Sally Wingate, and died about Mar. 1, 1762, aged 71 years, as shown by probation of his will. He left children named as follows: George, Ebenezer, Thomas, Elizabeth wife of Isaac Moore, John, and deceased son Nehemiah, Jemima, Mary wife of Joshua Morgan, Esther wife of Benjamin Vincent, Sarah, Anne, and a deceased son, William.
Will of Thomas Hearne as of record at Princess Anne, Maryland, and also of record in Annapolis, Maryland.
In the name of God Amen. The 27th day of January in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and sixty-two.
I, Thomas Hearne, of Somerset County and Province of Maryland, being very sick in body but of perfect mind and memory, tanks be to God for the same, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows:
First of all I give and bequeath to my son George one negro fellow called Hercules.
Also I give to my son Ebenezer one negro fellow called Jeffry and also as much tobacco as shall give him five pounds sterling.
Also I give to my son Thomas Hearne a negro wench called Sue.
Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizebeth wife of Isaac Moore one negro wench called Patience.
Also I give to my grandsons Elisha Hearne, William Hearne and Joshua Hearne, the sons of my son Nehemiah Hearne, one negro boy, the eldest of them to have the boy and to pay to the other two five pounds a piece it being the full, whole part of my son Nehemialiís portion out of my estate.
Also I give to my daughter Jemima Hearne one negro fellow called London and I order that the said negro be hired out until he is of age or married, the money for the hire of the said negro to be applied toward maintaining my youngest children; as also one good feather bed with furniture and bedstead to my said daughter Jemima and a good, likely cow and calf; also a
[Continued on page 104]
Copyright (c) 1999, 2007 Brian Cragun.