William Tattershall


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William Tattershall 2

  • Born: 1595, Wiltshire, England
  • Marriage: Ann Lewger in 1629 in Wiltshire, England
  • Died: 30 May 1670, Saint Mary's County, Maryland at age 75

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Possible parents: Thomas & Elizabeth
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1648 Came to Maryland from England with his sister, transported by John Pile.
From: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I03349

Tettershall, William, Brittain's Bay, St. Mary's Co., 30th May, 1670; 25th June, 1670. To wife Anne, execx., "St. John's." To dau. Mary and hrs., said plantation at death of wife afsd. To eld. son Lawrence, and hrs., said plantation should dau. Mary die without issue; also 450 A., "Tettershall's Gift,"; in Charles Co., and 100 A. at Nevitt's Ck. In event of death of both child. of testator without issue, estate to pass to eld. son (unnamed) and his hrs. of brother John Tettershall of Wiltshire, England, provided he or they come into the province within 2 yrs. after decease of testator. To the Roman Catholic Church, said estate should provision afsd. be unfullfilled. Overseers: Brother Lt.-Col. John Jarboe, Walter Hall. Test: John Jarboe, Wm. Assiter, Abraham Coombe, David Driver. 1. 391.

In the Name of God Amen. I William Tattershall of Brittains Bay in the County of St. Mary's being weake in Body yett in perfect mind and memory doe therefore make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and form Following. First I bequeath my soul to God my maker and to Jesus Christ my Redeemer and my body to the earth from wence it was taken to be decently buried at the discretion of my overseers hereafter mensioned and for what temporal Estate it hath pleased Allmighty God of his mercy to bestow upon me in this present world. I bequeath Thomas _olloweth Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Tattershall all and every part and parcell of Land belonging to that plantation, wherein I now live lying and being upon Brittains Bay called by the name of St. John's with all the _____ to names thereunto belonging to her and her heirs for ever after the decease of my wife Ann Tattershall but if in case my said daughter Mary shall chance to Marry before the decease of my said wife Ann, that then she may have free priveledge to seat and make use of any peace or parcell of the said Land without lett or molestation. And in case my daughter Mary shall dye without issue that then the said land to return and desend to her brother Lawrence Tattershall, and his heires forever. Item I give and bequeath to my Eldest son Lawrence Tattershall one tract of land Containing four hundred and fifty acres called Tattershall's Gift. Formerly belonging to Thomas Cole lying and being in Charles County to him the said Lawrence Tattershall and his heires for ever and also one hundred acres of Land more lying at the head Horeth Creeke to between the land of Dr. Luke Barbier and the land of John Greenwell for ever. Item I give and bequeath all my personall Estate both moveables and inmoveables all my debts and funerall charges being satisfied and discharged to my Loving Wife Ann Tattershall, and to my son Lawrence Tattershall and my daughter Mary Tattershall to be equally devided between them and the said estate to be and remain in custody of my said Wife till they shall come to age and in case either of them shall chance to dye before they come to age that then part or person that did belong to the deceased party shall go and desend to the survivors equally to be devided between them and in case both my said children shall chance to dye before they come to lawful age that then their parts of the said Estate to go and desend to my brother John Tattershall of Odd Stoakes in Wiltshire his oldest son forever in case or they shall come in five years time after me decease having convenient notice given them and in case they shall not come within the time limitted that they then shall go and desend to the Roman Catholic Church and the poor distressed Roman Catholics equally to be devided between the Church & them. Item I give and bequeath unto Mrs. Mary Andrews one ____ of tobacco to be paid to her immediately after my decease to be paid to her by my overseers or Executors here after nominated. Item I give to the Reverend Father of St. Ignatius Chappell in St. Mary's County one thousand pounds of Tobacco. Item I make appoint and ordain my loving wife Ann Tattershall my sole and ___ Executrix of this my last will and Testament . And do likewise ordain and appoint my loving brother in law Lt. Col. John Jarbo and my loving friend Mr. Walter shall to be my overseers desireing their assistance in the performance of this my last will and testament. I do also declare and publish this to be my last Will and Testament revoakeing and makeing void all other Wills and Testaments by me at any times here to fore made In testimony whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Will. Tatt. (((Seal))) the hand writeing of William Tattershall

signed sealed and delivered & published in the presence of John Jarbo, Will. Assister, Abraham Combe, David Driver

June the 25th 1670 The aforegoing Will and Testament of William Tattershall was by the oathes of John Jarbo, and Abraham Coombe witnesses thereunto in comon forme proved before me Will. Calvert

Court and Testamentary Business, Province of Maryland, 1648/9, Liber A:239

To all prsons to whom these prnts shall come Greeting. These prnts wittnes tht I Edmund Smith of the prouince of Mary-Land Plantr for a ualuable consideraon in hand all ready receaued, haue bargayned, sold & alienated, & by these prnts doe bargaine, sell, alienate, & make our unto Cuth: ffenwick of the same prouince Gent, his heyres or assignes for eur all my right tytle & interest, in all such Lands, goods, debts or chat- tells whatsoeur wch are now att this prnt, or might of right, or shall hereafter happen to bee any wayes apprteyning & doe now, or might, or shall hereafter of right apperteine to mee the sd Edmund Smith, eyther by Inheritance, deed of gwift, or any other wayes whatsoeur wthin the Kingdome of England as wittnes my hand this 10th day ffeb. 1648
Signed, Sealed & deliuered Edmund Smith
in the prnce of Vs Locus + Sigilli.
Phillip Land
Willm Bretton Clk & Register
of the prouince of Mary Land.

Post Scrip
That this is a true deed, signed & sealed by the abouesd Edmund Smith, & tht the sd Edmund Smith receaued a ualuable consideraon of Cuth: ffenwick Gent, for all his whole Estate in England: being now as he conceiveth in the hands of his Vnkles [Uncles] Mr Lawrence Tuttersall of Odstock in Wiltshyre, & Mr Peter Tuttersall of Chideock in Dorsett Shyre. And desyreth his sd Vnkles to make true paymt thereof unto the sd Cuth: ffenwick or his assignes.
I Thomas Greene Gour of Mary Land doe attest the same under my hand & the Seale of the Prouince of Mary-Land this 10th ffeb. 1648 Sig
Tho: Greene
Locus + Sigilli magni.
(Archives of Maryland, Vol. 4, pp. 475-6)
Editors: William Tattershall married first Mary, and the two immigrated to Maryland in 1658 (Patents AB&H:23,Gibb). By 1661, Ann Lewger, had married Wm. Tattershall and had a Special Warrant from Lord Baltimore for 50 acres (Patents 4:618, Skordas) She was apparently the widow of Mr. John Lewger who had immigrated to Maryland in 1637 with wife Ann, son John and others. John Lewger was a member of the Governor's Council and Secreatary of the Province (Patents 1:17, 19, Skordas), and still living in 1651 (patents AB&H:150, ibid.). An accounting of the estate of William Fetershull [sic], St. Mary's County, was presented to the court on 12 Jun 1674 by his relict (widow), Ann Neall (Liber 1:19, Skinner) On 7 Feb 1764/5, Ann Neall, executrix of the will of Henry Neall, presented that estate accounting as well, with it including reference to "the said Ann Neall and her two (unnamed) children by Henry Neall (Liber 1:22) The nuncupative will of Henry Neale of New Towne, St. Mary's County was proved on 22 Jan 1672, and named wife Ann, son Henry, and referred to a possible unborn child (Calendar, Vol. I, pp. 69-81)

See Combs &c. of St. Mary's County, Maryland for a transcription of this will, which locates his brother in "Odd Stoakes" Wilts, and also names Mrs. Mary Andrews (a legatee per accounting as well) and St. Ignatius Chappell, as well as detailed land descriptions. The parish of Odstock, Wilts is less than 3 mi. west of Coombe Bisset and the same north of Salisbury. Chideock, Dorset, mentioned below, is less than 3 miles from Bridport.


William married Ann Lewger in 1629 in Wiltshire, England. (Ann Lewger was born in 1601 in Wiltshire, England and died after 1670 in Saint Mary's County, Maryland.)

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