Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bell 1824 & 1825

1824. John Bullock I & 1825. Margaret Assiter {St. Mary’s Co. VA}


1633, John born in England.
~1645 Margaret born in St. Mary’s Co., MD; d/o 3650. William Assiter & 3651. Mary ?.
12/16/1659 John signed papers to travel to America, at age 26, as an indentured to Thomas Gerard, Lord of St. Clement’s manor, for 4 years. (S) Hall of Records, State of Maryland, Annapolis, Patent 4:188. When their contract was completed, they were given 50 acres of land, clothing and tools. Some had money to pay passage and buy land from their sponsor on arrival. Every man who landed in Maryland was required to bring “seede wheate, rie, barley, and oats. Seeds and stones of all fruits, herbs and roots which he desired to have, as well as vegetables, seeds of flowers and bulbs to make the place beautiful”.
1661, John appeared in court as a witness – he must have already owned land, so he probably came with enough money to buy land.
Aft. 1663 John married Margaret in St. Mary's Co., MD. Through his marriage, John obtained 150 acres of the property “Hopewell” from William Assister and his wife Mary.
1/11/1675, will of John Mackart: “To Eliza:, dau. of John Bullock, personalty. Test: Jno. Bullock …” (S) MD Calendar of Wills, V1, #69.
1689, John signed a pledge of Allegiance to King William and Queen Mary, the new soverigns of Britain. (S) Archives of MD, 1687–1683, PP130-132).
11/27/1700, John’s will written.
1705 John died in St. Mary’s Co., MD.
4/23/1705 John’s will proven in St. Mary’s Co., MD. This day came Benjamin Reder and Richard Reder and made oath, on the Holy Evangelist, that they saw John Bullock, sign, seal and publish, this will and declare it as his last Will and Testament, Richard Chapill as they tell is run away. James Kooch. [However, Ruth Nisbett says the will was signed in the presence of: John Bond, Simon Reader, and Owen Brady]

Family notes:
• John was an Anglican.
• John’s will: In the name of God, Amen, I, John Bullock Senior, of St. Mary’s County in the province of Maryland, planter, being sick and weak in body, but of sound and perfect memory thanks be to Almight God, for same, calling to mind the uncertain state of this transitory life, and being anxious to settle things in order, do make this my last will and Testimony in maner and form following, absolutely revoking and annuling all former Will or Wills by me made, and this only to be taken for my last Will and Testament and no other. First I bequeath my Soul, unto Almighty my Maker, to Jesus Christ my Redeemer, to the Holy Ghost, my Sanctifier. And my body to the earth, from whence it came to be buried correct manner as to my Executor, hereafter named, shall be thought, moot and convenient there to rest until my Soul and body shall meet again, and be joined together at the joyful Resurrection and be made partakers of the works of Jesus Christ, my Savior, and Redeemer as as touching such tempral estate, as the Lord has been placed upon me. I order, give and bequeath in maner and form following - Item: I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Bullock the plantation with the land I now live and the plantation and land I purchased of Lyonell Oakley to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my son William Bullock, to him and his heirs forever, my plantation and tract of land lying in the forest in St. Mary’s County, called Hopewell. Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Frances, one feather bed and one rug, one pair blankets and two cows all to be delivered her on the day of her marriage. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Bullock one feather bed, one rug, one pair of blankets and boulster, three cows, she to have her first choice out of all my stock. Item: I give and bequeath my said daughter Margaret Bullock the rest of my plantation in the forest called Hopewell, that shall yearly grow and until my son William Bullock shall arrive unto the age of one and twenty years of age, this years rent expected, the which year rent I give unto my son John, upon condition he pay the arrear of Quitrent, that is behind for the said land. Item: My will is and I do hereby order, my son William Bullock, into the custody of my daughter Eizabeth, also to be under the care keeping and tuition whom I appoint as guardian over him until he shall arrive unto the age of eighteen. Item: My Will is that my son-in-law John Adkee, shall have the liberty to live on the plantation he now resides during the term of three years. Next, after my decease he paying the rent of one hundred pounds of tobacco, and two coupons, unto my son John Bullock, his heirs. Item: My will is if my son John Bullock shoud die without heirs of his body, lawfully begotten, that the land I bequeath him shall fall unto my son William Bullock, him and his heirs forever. Item: My will is that my son William die with out heirs of his body lawfully begotten the land I bequeath him in the forest called Hopewell fall descend to my daugher Margaret Bullock her and her heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath my daugher Elizabeth Alvey one warming pan, one small iron spitl. Item: My will is that Robert Soloman, may have the liberty to live on the land and plantation he now dwells until my son, William Bullock, comes to the age of eighteen years, then Robert paying unto my daughter Mary Bullock yearly four hundred pounds of good sound merchantable sound Tobacco and five bushells of good Indian Corn. Item: My will is if my son William and my daughter Margaret die without heirs of their body lawfully begotten, that the land and plantation I purchased fall and descend to my daughter Adkey and her heirs forever. Item: My will is if my daughter Adkey die without heirs of her body lawfully begotten, that it shall fall and descend to my daughter Frances Bullock and her heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Adkey one shilling to be paid her by Executor, hereafter named. Lastly I make, ordain and appoint my son John Bullock, sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, to whom I bequeath all the remaining of my goods and chattel moveable and unmoveable the satisfaction of my debts and the payments of legalities above by me bequeathed. In with whereof have hereunto set my hand and applied my seal, November 17, 1700. John Bullock (II) [John Bullock used II as his mark.]
• 1687, a “John Bullock” signed a petition in Calvert co., MD being sent to “their most Exclt Majties King Willm and Queene Mary.”

Children of John and Margaret:

i. John Bullock Sr (912), born ~1667 in St. Mary's Co., MD.

ii. Elizabeth Bullock, born ~1670 in St. Mary's Co., MD.
1/11/1675, will of John Mackart: “To Eliza:, dau. of John Bullock, personalty. Test: Jno. Bullock …”
Elizabeth married John Alvey. (S) Her father’s will.
11/27/1700, Elizabeth designated as guardian of her brother William her father’s will.
Bef. 4/21/1743 John died; his estate settled.

iii. Mary Bullock, born bef. 1684.
Mary married John Adkee. (S) Her father’s will.
11/27/1700, Mary to receive yearly payments in her father’s will.

iv. Frances Bullock, born ?.
11/27/1700, Frances left various items in her father’s will; to be delivered when she married. [Note Frances is not married.]

v. Margaret Bullock, born ?.
11/27/1700, Margaret left various items in her father’s will; including the 1st choice of the stock. [Note Margaret is not married.]

v. William Bullock, born aft. 1683 in St. Mary’s Co., MD.
11/27/1700, William, still a minor, left the forest part of “Hopewell” plantation in his father’s will.
Bef. 3/25/1737 William died; his estate was settled.

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