NameRobert Beard
Will18 Mar 1683, St. Mary’s Co, MD
Deathbef 7 Aug 1685, St. Mary’s Co, MD
Birthabt 1630
Deathaft 1707, St. Mary’s Co, MD
Notes for Robert Beard
Owned Beard’s Choice (100 acres) and St. Margaret’s Field (100 acres) as of 1667. In 1705, Robert Beard (son?) is listed as owner of 50 acres of Beard’s Choice, but in the 1707 Rent rolls it’s his daughter and her husband William Meakin with 100 acres. William and Robert Meakin, his grandsons, received St. Margaret’s Field and another, it seems, tract called St. Margaret’s Forest, 100 acres. (
Will notes for Robert Beard
Beard, Robert, St. Mary's Co., 18th Mch., 1683; 7th Aug., 1685. To grandsons William and Robert Meakin and hrs., 300 A., 3 tracts, viz., "St. Margaret's Field," "St. Margaret's Forest," and "Speedwell," equally at 21 yrs. of age. In event of death of either without issue, survivor to inherit deceased's portion. To daus. Margaret and Eliza: Meakin and hrs., sd. lands in event of death of grandsons afsd. without issue. To son (unnamed) of brother Christopher, 50 A., "Beard's Choice," if he come into Md. within 10 yrs., otherwise to revert to grandsons William and Robert afsd. Dau. Margaret and son-in-law William Meakin, exs. and residuary legatees. Test: Richd. Edelen, Jno. Davis, Jno. Blakely. 4. 178. (Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, 1635-1685)
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