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Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
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Last revised October 15, 2011

SOMERSET CO. MD
Formed 1666, original county
Worcester formed 1742 from Somerset
Wicomico formed 1867 from Somerset, Worcester
 

CENSUS RECORDS

1790 Somerset Co. MD Census
        No Duncan indexed

1800 Somerset Co. MD Census
Pg. 58  Caty Dunkin           01000      - 00010
Pg. 60  Caty Dunkin           10000      - 00001

1810 Somerset Co. MD Census
        No Duncan indexed

1820 Somerset Co. MD Census
1st District
Pg.111  Catherine Dunkin      000000     - 00001
3rd District
Pg.155  Betsy Duncan          000000     - 00002

1830 Somerset Co. MD Census
        No Duncan indexed

1840 Somerset Co. MD Census
Middle (Dist.)
Pg.238  Benjamin Duncan       2121,001   - 1011,001

1850 Somerset Co. MD Census
1st Division, Hungary Neck Dist.
Pg.465, #1775, Benjamin DUNCAN 63 MD oysterman $100
                  Eleanor 58 MD
                  George 22 MD
                  Asbury (m) 20, Samuel 18 MD
                  Emily 12, Elija (f) 10 MD
                  Eleanor RITCHIE 30 MD
                  George 1 MD
Pg.466, #1777, Walter HAWKINS 43 MD oysterman $100
                  Caroline 24 MD
                  Richard 2 MD
                  James SMITH 18 MD oysterman $0
                  Sarah RITCHA 8 MD
                  (MAD: Walter Hawkins mar. Caroline Duncan 8/31/1847)

1860 Somerset Co. MD Census
Dames Quarter
Pg.162/163, #1112-1088, Robert PARKS 55 MD oysterman $500-$100
                  Ibba (f) 45 MD
                  Edward 19, William 17 MD
                  Eliza 14 MD
                  Isaac 10, Levern (m) 8 MD
                  Elisha DUNCAN 25 MD oysterman $0-$100
                  Sarah J. 25 MD mar. in year
                  (MAD: Elisha J. Duncan mar. Sarah J. Parks 5/1/1860)
Pg.164/165, #1124-1098, Nelly DUNCAN 50 MD (blank) $400-$100
                  Samuel 26 MD
                  Elisha 23 MD
                  Emily WEAVER 20 MD
                  Hanry (m) 25 MD (blank) $0-$100
                  (MAD: Lewis H. Weaver mar. Emily A. Duncan 5/8/1860)
Pg.168/169, #1153-1126, George DUNCAN 30 MD oysterman $300-$100
                  Isabel 25 MD
                  (MAD: George Duncan mar. Isabella Bozman 10/10/1854)

1870 Somerset Co. MD Census
Dames Quarter
Pg.264-265, #76-79, PARKS, Robert 70 MD waterman $0-$200
                  Isaac 19 MD waterman
                  Levern (m) 18 MD waterman
                  DUNCAN, Sarah 25 MD keeping house
                  Lizzie (f) 7 MD
                  Netty (f) 6, John 4 MD
 

ESTATE RECORDS

Somerset Co. MD Administration bonds 1665-1667 (FHL film 14,359; from Louis Boone 7/1987)
      No Duncan

Somerset Co. MD Administration bonds 1667-1743 (FHL film 14,530; from Louis Boone 7/1987)
      Pg.34: Elizabeth Dunkan, estate of James Dunkan, late of Somerset Co. MD, to pay debts, etc. 12 --- 1696.
 

LAND RECORDS

Somerset Co. MD Land Records Index (FHL film 14,368; from Louis Boone 3/1986)
      No Duncan

Somerset Co. MD Deed Indexes; no separate Donkin, etc. (some indexes also also from Louis Boone 9/1986)
      MAD: According to "Ancestors of our Children; Wells Laflin Field III & Tabitha Field Ballard; Part III, Duncan-McKee & Allied Family Ancestors" by Wells Laflin Field Jr. & Edith Duncan Field, 1978 (Los Angeles Public Library book 929.2 F45-3), in 1700 there was a William Duncan and his brother Thomas who were located on a 100 acre plantation in Somerset Co. MD called "First Contentment"; he sold some land to a Davis during that year. MAD: There is a reference in "Land Records of Worcester Co. MD 1666-1810" by Ruth T. Dryden to Thomas Duncan, "Contentment" patented 1686, sold 1695 to Robert Simpson who willed to Samuel Davis.
      1665-1876 grantor (FHL film 14,372) and grantee (FHL film 14,373)
      1665-1841 (index on FHL film 14,370; cross-index on FHL film 14,371)
      General Index: 1665-1841 - no William Duncan other than what we had; supposed to be William Duncan the Elder had land in Somerset Co. MD.
      EK#3-34: George Hamblin from James Dunkan, deed, 1691-1703 (L-34-#7)
      EK#3-97: John Brown from Thomas Duncan, deed, 1691-1703 (L-97-#7)
      EK#3-302: Edward Williams by Att. from Thomas Duncan, deed, 1691-1703 (L-302-#7)
      EK#3-308: Thomas Duncan to Robert Simpson, 1691-1703 (L-308-#7)
      GI#13-607: Wm. Duncan from Gabriel Henry, 1690-1706, (L-607)
      EK#4-66: Wm. Duncan and wife from Wm. Whittzenton, 1702-05 (GI#-13-66)
      EK#4-103: Wm. Duncan and wife to Wm. Whittenton, 1702-05 (GI#-13-103)
      EK#4-532: Wm. Duncan and wife to Hugh McColligan, 1706-14 (CD#-14-532)
      AZ-184: 1734, Daniel Darby to Jonas Dunkin (AZ-184-#18)
      MF#Y-216: Thomas Dunkin to John Hammond, bond, 1738-1742 (MF-216-#216)
      EK#8-122: Leah Dunkin to Ralph Moore, deed, (G-122-#28)
      LW#4-92: Titus White to Louis Duncan, mtg., 1a, 1855-1856 (LW4-92-#72)
      LW#8-6: Nehemiah Jones to George B. Duncan, 15-1/2a Dames Quarter, 1863-65 (LW8-6-#76)
      LW#9-454: Abijah H. and Amelia F. Duncan al to Rufus K. Truit, 100a "Will Have More", 1865-67 (LW9-454-#77) (LB: see Abijah and Thomas Duncan in Clark Co. KY)
      LW#9-495: Isabel Duncan to Nehemiah Jones, deed, 1865-67 (LW9-495-#77)
      LW#10-283: Eleanor Duncan to Emily Weaver, deed, 1-1/2a Long Meadow, 1866-68 (LW10-283-#78)
      LW#10-284: Eleanor Duncan to Elisha Duncan, deed, 1-1/2a Long Meadow, 1866-68 (LW#10-284-#78)
      LW#10-284: George B. Dungan to Eleanor Dungan, deed (LWP-284-#78)
      (LB: George B. and Eleanor sometimes spelled Duncan, Dungen, Dungan)

Somerset Co. MD Deeds (some from Louis Boone 9/1986 and later)
      EK?-790: Henry Philips, deed of gift (LB: almost unreadable) appears to list James Jones, Howard Williams, possibly others, about 1686. (FHL film 14,360?)
      Liber EK#3 (Title Card); inside front cover of book has small card: O-7, L, 1691-1703, 1706, also court proceedings 1675-1677, 1683-1683 (MAD: apparently volumes and coverage of documents recorded or rerecorded into this book; vol.L covers 1690-1706; FHL film 14,361)
      EK#3-34: 1 May 1692, George Hamblin and wife Margaret to James Dunkin, 5,500 lbs tobacco, 300 acres called Adventure granted to Hamlin 5 June 1685; wit. William Round, James Maynard. (Vol.L #7; FHL film 14,361)
      EK#3-97: 13 June 1693, John Browne and wife Elizabeth of Princess Anne Co. VA to Thomas Duncan of Somerset Co. MD, for 2,500 lbs tobacco, land called 'Carpenters Enjoyment' granted 5 April 1684 and surveyed for Charles Ratliffe, land formerly called 'Ratcliffe?', 150 acres; wit. Jno. West, Wm. Coulbourne. (EK3-99) John Browne and Elizabeth late of Somerset now Queen? Co. VA, their attorney acknowledges deed to Duncan. (Vol.L #7; FHL film 14,361)
      EK#3-302: 18 June 1695, Edward Williams of Sussex Co. "Pennsylvania" to Thomas Duncan of Somerset Co. MD, for 3500 lbs of tobacco, land granted to Edward Williams in St. Marys City on 5 Sept. 1687, 100 acres. (EK3-303) Edward Williams attorney acknowledges deed. (FHL film 14,361, Vol.L #7)
      EK#3-308: 18 June 1695, Thomas Duncan of Somerset Co. MD to Robert Simpson of same, for good and valuable consideration, land granted to Edward Williams 5 Sept. 1687 called "Betties Rest", 100 acres surveyed 4 May 1686, conveyed by Williams to Duncan; also 150 acres granted to John Brown 5 April 1694 and conveyed by John Brown and wife Elizabeth to Duncan; no wife, no wit. (FHL film 14,361, Vol.L #7)
      (EK#3) L-607: 22 9ber 1698, Gabriel Henry and wife Katherine of Sussox? Co. Pennsylvania to William Doncan of Somerset Co. MD, by patent to John B Annan land called Turkey Cock Hill, 125? acres, who conveyed to James Connor who with wife Dorothy conveyed to ...; for 700? lbs. tobacco. Wit. Samll. Hoichand Sr? and Charles Hillard?; /s/ by Richard Chambers? attorney for Gabriel and Katherine Henry. (FHL film 14,361, very difficult to read)
      Liber EK#4 (Title Card); inside front cover of book has small card: O-8, GI, 1693, 1696, 1703-05, 1706, and court proceedings 1702-05. (MAD: GI#13 covers 1702-1705; FHL film 14,361)
      (EK#4) GI#13-66: 16 Sept. 1703, William Whittington & his now wife Hannah of Somerset Co. MD, Esq., to Willm. Duncan, of same, weaver; that on 24 June 1675 was then granted to William Stevens, 330 acres called "Winter Quarter", on E.side Chesapeak Bay, S.side of Powensho? River near Sary Sott?'s bounds; said William Stevens and wife Elizabeth on 5 Nov. 1677 sold to Jonas Seward and Walter Lane; that Jonas Seward and wife Margaret and Walter Lane sold on 11 Oct. 1680 to John Parker of Accomack Co. VA who willed the land 9 June 1692 to his son William Parker who sold (no date) to Wm. Whittington Esq. above for 800 lbs tobo, who sells for consideration of schoo?? hoyfans? pounds of tobo to him in hand paid or secured to be paid, land on E.side Chesapeake Bay, south side of Powensho? River; wit. Stephen Hozby?, Isaac Hozby (Horssy?). (Book 1702-1703, GI#13 or EK#4, FHL film 14,361)
      EK4-70: 9 Jan. 1676, Wm. Stevens, Charles Ballard, David Browne in court. (FHL film 14,361)
      EK4-70: 6 Jan. 1676 ...? public Banes? of Matrimony between Jacob Jones and Elizabeth Stevens of this county. (FHL film 14,361) (LB: Charles Stevens of Anne Arundel Co. MD brought Patrick Dunkin over from England; public banes? appears to indicate they were Quakers.)
      (EK#4) GI#13-103: 22 March 1704/5, Wm. Duncan (W) and Elizabeth (X) his now wife to Wm. Whittenton, both of Somerset Co. MD; that land granted 20 June 1675 to Mr. Wm. Stevens called 'Winter Quarter', on the E.side of Cheseapeake Bay on S.side Powensho? River, refer to orig. grant, land laid out for 300 acres more or less, and said William Stevens and Elizabeth his wife on 5 Nov. 1677 sold to Jonas Seward and Walter Lane of same county, for 400 lbs tobo; that Jonas Seward and wife Margaret and Walter Lane sold on 11 Oct. 1680 to John Parker of Accomack Co. VA for good consideration, who willed the land 9 June 1692 to his son William Parker who sold to Wm. Whittington Esq. for 800 lbs tobo, who with wife Hannah sold to Wm. Duncan 16 Sept. 1703 for 800 pounds tobo; now Wm. Duncan and Elizabeth his now wife for diverse good causes and considerations, and 800 pounds tobo, deed to Wm. Whittington afsd, the land called Winter Quarter. Signed William (W) Duncan, Elizabeth (X) Duncan; wit. John Hamilton/Francklen, John Eigan?/Edgar (FHL film 14,361)
      EK?-30: Robert Duke (1705-06, FHL film 14,362; from Louis Boone 3/1987)
      EK?-70: Capt. Edward Hammond lives in All Hallows Parish, Somerset, 27 Feb. 1705. (1705-06, FHL film 14,362; from Louis Boone 3/1987)
      (EK#4) CD#14-532b to 535: 7 June 1710, William Doncom Senr (W) and wife Elizabeth (W) of Somerset Co. MD to Hugh McColligan; by patent 22 Aug. 1681 to John Bennet of said county, land called Turkey Cock Hill on E.side of Chessapeak Bay on S.side Manakin River back in the woods from the water side at the head of Kings branch alias Drading Branch, laid out for 125 acres more or less; said John Bennet by deed recorded Liber MA folio 464, conveyed all the tract called Turkeycock Hill to James Conner of same county; and said James Conner and Dorrathy his wife by deed recorded Liber O folio 213 dated 9 Aug. 1700 endorsed the land to Gabriell Henry who for 7,000 tobo paid by above named William Doncom conveyed the land to Wm. Doncom by deed rec. Liber O folio 607 & 608 dated 1 July 1701; now this indenture from Wm. Doncom Senr. & Elizabeth his wife for 4,750 lbs tobacco paid by above Hugh McCollagan, sell all the afsd land called Turkeycock Hill. Wit. Cha. Ballard, Joseph Gray. (EK#4; Liber CD #14 crossed out, written: Liber O10; 1706-1714, FHL film 14,362)
      AZ-184: 5 Nov. 1734, David Darby to Jonas Dunkin, both Somerset Co. MD, 50 acres called Long Ridge, adj. Jacob Ingram, Thomas Walters. (FHL film 14,365)
      MF#Y-216 (2nd): 21 Aug. 1740, Thomas Dunkin of "Co. afsd" bond to John Hammond for £20; Thomas Duncan to pay John Hammond 200 lbs. toba. as attorneys fee expended by said John in an action in debt brought by John against Thomas now depending in Somerset Co. Court and also costs in another action of debt same, and deliver possession of plantation "Long Ridge", 108 acres in Somerset Co.; wit. Geo. Douglas, William Hassett. (Vol. EK#8; FHL film 14,366)
      (EK#8) G-122: 29 May 1778, Leah Dunkin (X her) of Somerset Co. MD to Ralph Moore of same, £37, her interest in 50 acres, part of "Gilas's Folly" willed her by William Giles decd; wit. John Pernal?, Joseph Venable?. (Vol.G#28; FHL film 14,369; no mention Thomas Dunkin.)
 

Somerset Co. MD Deed, EK#3-302 (extract from Galen Duncan 10/12/2011)
         Deed to Thomas Duncan from Edward Williams; 18 June 1695, Liber L 1, folio 302/303:
      This Indenture made the eighteenth day of June in the Seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Queen to Defend by the first hand in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ninety and five. Between Edward Williams of the County Suffux in the province of Pensilvania of the one part and Thomas Duncan of Somerset County and Province of Maryland on the other part. Witness that who the right Honorable Lord and Propriatory of the Province of Maryland and also Lord Baron of Baltimore by his patens and deed of Grant under the good Seal used in the Province for granting of land thus bearing the City of St. Mary's of the first day of September one thousand six hundred eighty seven for the consideration therein mentioned granted unto Edward Williams aforsaid of that Tract of Parcel of land called Betties Rest .... (more not copied).

Somerset Co. MD Deed, EK#3-308 (transcript of pages 308 to 310 from Galen Duncan 10/14/2011, paragraphing by MAD)
      Galen Duncan's comments: Land from Edward Williams called Betties Rest, from John Brown and wife Elizabeth called Carpenter's enjoyment, and Land patented by Thomas Duncan called Contentment. Contentment was a Land Patent recorded 3 May 1686 and wasn't listed in Somerset County Deeds 1665-1800. The patent and later transfers were listed in the Ruth T. Dryden's book "Land Records of Worcester County, 1666-1810." Worcester County was formed in 1742 from Somerset County.
         Deed from Thomas Duncan to Robert Simpson, 18 June 1695, Liber L 1, folio 308/310:
      This Indenture made this eighteen day of June in the seventh year of our Soverign Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Queen defenders of the faith and in the year of our Lord God one thousand Six hundred Ninety five. Between Thomas Duncan of Somerset County and Province of Maryland of the one part and Robert Simpson of the aforesaid County and Province of the other part.
      Witnesseth that whereas the Right Honorable Lord Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Barron of Baltimore that by his Pattent and Deed of grant and the good Seal used in the said Province for granting of Land there bearing date at the City of St. Maries the first day of September one thousand six hundred eighty seven for the Consideration therein mentioned granted unto Edward Williams aforesaid all that Tract or Parcell of Land called Betties Rest Situate lying and being in Somerset County back in the Woods from the seaboard side bounded on the East with a Tract of Land formerly Surveyed for Charles Ratcliff called Ratcliff's last Discovery beginning at a marked White Oak standing on the West side of the said Ratcliff's Land thence with a line Drawn South by the said Ratcliff's Land one hundred perches thence with a line Drawn West one hundred and sixty perches thence with a line Drawn North one hundred perches thence with a line Drawn East one hundred and sixty perches to the first boundry Containing and laid out for one hundred Acres of Land more or less according to the certificate of Survey thereof taken and returned to the Land Office of the City of St. Maries bearing date the fourth Day of May one thousand Six hundred eighty six and there remaining upon Record. To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land together with all the Rights proffits benefits and Priveledges thereunto belonging (Royal Mines Excepted) unto him the said Edward Williams his heirs and assigns forever whereas the aforesaid named Edward Williams by his Deed Duly executed bearing date the eighteen Day of June in the year of our Soverign Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King and Queen defenders of the faith that and in the year of our Lord God for a very good and valuable Consideration did fully and willfully give grant bargain sell enforce and Confirm the aforementioned parcell of Land called Betties Rest together with all the Rights proffits benefits and every the appurtenances there unto belonging or in any manor or way apportaining (Royal Mines Excepted) unto Tho Duncan aforesaid of Somerset County and Province of Maryland to Have and to Hold the same unto him the said Thomas Duncan his heirs assigns for ever under the Rents Services limitations and exceptions act as in and by the aforesaid rules of Pattent or Deed of Grant aforesaid mentioned and Reserved or Recourse there unto being and more clearly and fully it doth and may appear that
      This Indenture further Witnesseth that whereas the Right Honorable Lord Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Barron of Baltimore that by his Pattent or Deed of Grant or the Great Seal used in the said Province for the granting of Land there bearing date of the City of St. Maries the fifth day of April, (Ammni Domi), 1694 for the Consideration therein mentioned granted unto John Brown aforesaid Tract or Parcell of Land called Carpenter's enjoyment Situate lying and being in Somerset County aforesaid back in the Woods from the seaboard side bounded as follows beginning at a marked Chestnut Oak standing by a ridge of land thence with a line Drawn South South West one hundred and sixty perches thence with a line Drawn East South East one hundred sixty perches thence with a line drawn North North East one hundred and fifty perches thence with a line Drawn West North West one hundred sixty perches to the first boundry Containing and now laid out for one hundred and fifty Acres more or less. To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land together with all the Right proffits benefits and Priveledges there unto belonging (Royal Mines Excepted) unto the said John Brown his heirs assigns forever and whereas the above named John Brown and Elizabeth his wife by their Deed Duly executed bearing date the thirteen day of June in the fifth year of the Reign of our Soverign Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Irland King and Queen Defenders of the faith that and in the year of our Lord God 1693 for a very good and valuable Consideration does fully and absolutely give grant bargain sell enforce and Confirm the aforesaid mentioned parcel of Land called Carpenter's enjoyment together with all the Rights proffits benefits and every the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any manor or way apportaning (Royal Mines Excepted) unto Thomas Duncan of Somerset County and Province of Maryland. To Have and to Hold the same unto him the said Tho Duncan his heirs and assigns forever under the Rents Services limitations and exceptions act in and by the said Rules of Pattent or Deed of Grant aforesaid mentioned Reserved or Recourse thereunto being and more clearly and fully it doth and may appear.
      This Indenture further witnesseth that whereas the Right Honorable Lord Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon and Barron of Baltimore that by his Deed of Grant or patten under the Great Seal used in the said Province for granting of Land there bearing date (Anno Demi) for the Consideration therein mentioned grant unto Thomas Duncan that Tract or Parcel of Land Called Contentment Situate lying and being in Somerset County aforesaid back in the woods of the seaboard side about a mile to the Westward of a parcell of Land formerly surveyed for Edward Wise and Charles Ratcliff called mount pleasant bounded beginning at a marked White Oak standing on the Eastern side of a Ridge of Land on the Western side of a swamp thence with a line Drawn North West seventy five poles to a marked Red Gumm thence with a line Drawn Northeast three hundred and twenty perches thence with a line Drawn Southeast seventy five perches thence with a line Drawn Southwest three hundred and forty perches to the first boundry Containing and now laid out for one hundred and fifty acres more or less according to the Certificate of Survey thereof taken and returned to the Land Office at the City of St. Maries bearing date the first day of May 1686 and there remaining upon Record. To Have and to Hold this said Tract of Land together with all the Rights proffitts benefits and Priveledges there unto belonging (Royal Mines Excepted) unto said Tho Duncan his heirs and assigns forever.
      Now this Indenture further Witness that the said Thomas Duncan for Diverse Causes and Valuable Considerations him there unto moving but more especially of and in Consideration of eight thousand pounds of tobacco in hand paid into the Tho Duncan by Robert Simpson the Reciept whereof and of every part and parcel the aforesaid Tho Duncan doth hereby acknowledge and doth Clearly and absolutely aquit exonerate and discharge the said Robert Simpson his heirs Executors and Administrators by virtue of this present Indenture have given granted bargained and sold and by these presents do give grant bargain sell enforce and Confirm unto him the said Robert Simpson his heirs and assigns forever all these tracts of Land before mentioned To Wit Betties Rest Situate lying being and bound aforesaid and also the other Tract of Land called Carpenter's enjoyment Situate lying being and bounded aforesaid and also that other Tract of Land called Contentment being bounded as aforesaid together with all the Rights proffits priveledges and all and every the appurtances unto them belonging.
      To Have and to Hold these same and every part and parcell of these before mentioned three Tracts of Land to him the said Robert Simpson and to the only proper use of him the said Robert Simpson his heirs Assigns forever without any Mortgage Conditions use of limitations to recall alter charge defend Determine or make worse the same the Rent and Services and to the Lord or Lords of the fee excepted and foreprized and the said Thomas Duncan doth for himself his heirs Executors and Administrators Covenent promise and grant to and with Robert Simpson his heirs Executors Administrators and Assign to and with every of them by these presents that the said Tho Duncan now is and stands lawfully possessed and invested of and in the said Tracts of Land called Betties Rest Carpenter's enjoyment and Contentment together with all and every the premises and appurtenances of them and that he hath good Rightfull power and lawfull authority in himself to give grant bargain sell convey assign enforce and Confirm the said Tract of Land and promise unto him the said Robert Simpson his heirs and assigns in manor and form as aforesaid and that he the said Robert Simpson shall and lawfully may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter stand firmly amply lawfully and officially siezed and possessed of and in the premises all the appurtenances and shall and may peacefully and quietly have hold occupy possess and enjoy the Tracts of Land aforesaid called Betties Rest, Carpenter's enjoyment, Contentment with all and wholly the Commodities here defined and appurtenances unto them belonging or any wise appurtaning without the least suit trouble interruption or disturbance of any person or persons whosoever and also free and Clear freely and Clearly aquitted exeronerated and discharged or otherwise well and sufficiently saved and kept harmless of and from all and all manor of other or former gifts, grants, bargains, sales, leases wills ventures Dowers Wills, Mortgages, Rents Charges or the incumberances whatsoever had done or supposed by the law Tho Duncan or by any other person or persons whatsoever and also that the said Thomas Duncan or his heirs executors or Administrators Shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the Reasonable request and Costs and Charges in the law aforesaid Robert Simpson and his heirs or Assigns make do acknowledge execute and support the cause to be made done acknowledged executed and supported all and every such further Act or Acts thing or things device or devices assurance or assurances in the law whatsoever for the further and more fully absolute and perfect selling assuring and Conveying of the said Tract of Land called Betties Rest Carpenter's enjoyment and Contentment with all and every their appurtenances who the aforesaid Robert Simpson his heirs or assigns or to him or their Council learned in law shall be reasonably devise advised or required in confirmation and full assurance of the above written.
      The said Tho Duncan hath to these presents set to and affixed his hand and Seal giving Deed and State with full and peaceful possession by liberty of and in the above mentioned three Tracts of Land and premisses with their appurtenances who then belong to the said Thomas subscription and fixing his Seal and the witness as subscriptions as ... manifest the day and year first above written. /s/ Thomas Duncan. Signed Sealed Delivered in presence of James E?. Loand?, Jno. Webb.
 

CHURCH RECORDS

Wicomico Co. MD Church Records, Green Hill Protestant Episcopal Church, Stepney Parish, 1703-1824 (FHL film 6,306 item 7 from Louis Boone 8/1987; FHL film 1,002,753 for 1703-1824 from Iris Grimmett 10/1986; FHL film 1,002,622 item 5 for 1703-1824; FHL film 883,791 item 6 for 1676-1804; FHL film 14,416 item 2 for 1703-1890; also indexed under Somerset Co. MD)
      Extraction by FHL of Births, Marriages and Deaths
      Dunkin, Mathew, born 10 Aug. 1729, son of James Dunkin & Catherine
      Dunkin, Jamima, born 2 Nov. 1731, dau. of James Dunkin & Katherine
      Dunkin, Margrit, born 25 Feb. 1733, dau. of James Dunkin & Katherine
      Dunkin, James, born 6 Feb. 1736, son of James Dunkin & Katherine
      (MAD: Similar information is on pg.124, Vol.2, 1726-1750, "Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records 1648-1825" by F. Edward Wright, FHL book 975.21 K2wf)
 

REFERENCES FROM OTHER LOCALITIES

Accomack Co. VA Deed (FHL film 30,058)
      19-213: 21 Aug. 1821, Elizabeth Duncan (X) widow of Somerset Co. MD to William Duncan of Accomack Co. VA, $50, my dower in land in neighborhood of Mesongors adj. corner land of William Duncan, Genl. Jno. Cropper, Jesse Duncan decd bought of Mr. George Warner, Staton Taylor, being 100 acres; wit. Spencer D. Fletcher, James Northam, William Mason, Meshack Duncan; proved by witnesses 29 Oct. 1821. (MAD: widow of Jesse Duncan Sr.)
 

OTHER RECORDS

Early Duncans in Somerset Co. MD:
      James Duncan, 28 Nov. 1689, inhabitant of Somersett Co., signed petition with others; from P.O.R. Colonial Papers; pg.139-142, Vol.VIII, Proceedings of the Council 1687/8-1693, Archives of Maryland (FHL book 975.2 B4m and film 1,688,662, also on line at http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/)
      James Dunkan, 16 Dec. 1695, of Somerset Co., left will proved 12 Sept. 1696 leaving "Adventure" and half his personalty to his cousin Morgan Paton, personalty to Rev. Samuel Davis, and residue to his wife Eliza, including 500 acre "Expectation" on the seaboard side, wit. Saml. Davis, Wm. Shankland, Henry Read; recorded in Will Book 7, pg.241. (pg.116, Vol.2, 1685-1702, "The Maryland calendar of wills" Vol.1-8 by Jane Baldwin Cotton 1904-1928, FHL book 975.2 P28c; also pg.5, "Other Wills in the Prerogative Court for Somerset & Worcester Co. MD 1664-1775" by V.L. Skinner Jr., FHL booklet 975.2 A1 #128)
      James Dunkan, 27 May 1698, inventory approved by executrix Elisabeth Dunkan and recorded in Prerogative Court Liber 16, folio 88, Administration Account, Somerset Co. (pg.6, Vol.5, "Abstracts of the inventories and accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1674-1718" by V.L. Skinner, FHL book 975.2 P28sa)
      Jno. Dunkin, 18 June 1723, on list of taxable persons of Munney Hundred, Somerset Co. (pg.4, Vol.1, "Citizens of the Eastern Shore of MD 1659-1750" by F. Edward Wright, FHL book 975.21 D2w)
      Matthew Duncon, 1748, on list of men under the Command of Capt. Day Scott, in Box 1, Folder 20, Colonial Wars (Somerset County?). (pg.79-80, Vol.1, "Citizens of the Eastern Shore of MD 1659-1750" by F. Edward Wright, FHL book 975.21 D2w)
      William Durkins, 28 March 1749, on list of troopers under Command of Capt. Joseph Miller, in Box 1, Folder 18, Colonial Wars (Somerset County?). (pg.79, Vol.1, "Citizens of the Eastern Shore of MD 1659-1750" by F. Edward Wright, FHL book 975.21 D2w)
      James Duncan, 6 Dec. 1732, witnessed the will of Margerett Nutter of Stepney Parish, Somerset Co., proved 13 Feb. 1732, recorded in Will Book 20, pg.543. (pg.249, Vol.6, 1726-1732, "The Maryland calendar of wills" Vol.1-8 by Jane Baldwin Cotton 1904-1928, FHL book 975.2 P28c)
      James Dunken, 13 Feb. 1733-4, witnessed the will of William Piper, planter of Stepney Parish, Somerset Co., proved 4 June 1734, recorded in Will Book 21, pg.165. (pg.97-98, Vol.7, 1732-1738, "The Maryland calendar of wills" Vol.1-8 by Jane Baldwin Cotton 1904-1928, FHL book 975.2 P28c)
      James Dunkin, before 14 Dec. 1745, formerly lived on land willed by John Hewett Nutter of Somerset Co. to John's son Charles Nutter in his will proved 18 June 1746 and recorded in Will Book 24, pg.450. (pg.80, Vol.9, 1744-1749, "The Maryland calendar of wills" Vol.9-16 based on work of Annie Walker Burns, edited by F. Edward Wright; FHL books 975.2 P28c)
      Easter Dunkin (Dunkin), 26 Jan. 1772, and Leah Dunkin, Catharine Dunkin, and Margaret Dunkin, relationship not given, to inherit land and estate in the will of William Giles of Somerset Co., proved 5 April 1772, recorded in Will Book 39, folio 135. His inventory of 8 April 1773 was recorded in Inv. Book 115, folio 304. The account of his executor, John Harris, was recorded 2 Aug. 1774 in Accounts Book 71, folio 201. (pg.45, Vol.4, "Magruder's Maryland Colonial Abstracts, Wills, Accounts and Inventories, 1772-1777" Vol. 1-5, by James Mosby Magruder, FHL book 975.2 S2mj) His will was also given as recorded in Liber EB#4, folio 174-5. (pg.52, Vol.2, 1750-1772, "Somerset Co. MD Will Books 1678-1859" by Ruth T. Dryden, FHL book 975.223 P28d, and FHL microfiche 6,088,800 to 6,088,800 and film 928,392 item 2)
      Lewizar Duncan, 20 Aug. 1842, named one of her children in will of Nancy Cullen proved 28 Nov. 1843, recorded in Liber JP#5, folio 91. (pg.24, Vol.7, 1837-1859, "Somerset Co. MD Will Books 1678-1859" by Ruth T. Dryden, FHL book 975.223 P28d, and FHL microfiche 6,088,800 to 6,088,800 and film 928,392 item 2)
 

Many volumes of records of the Maryland Archives are available online as of 3/1/2002. Go to: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/
      Choose "Archives of Maryland" This brings you to:
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/index.html
      You can choose an index to all volumes, or an index to a specific volume, or an individual volume and page to look at.
      Choose "All volumes" for a list of all volumes, by volume number and title:
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/volumes.html
      The following volumes, in addition to references in Vol.1 to 72, and probably other volumes, should probably be consulted.
      Volume 86 - Somerset County Judicial Records, 1670-1671
      Volume 87 - Somerset County Judicial Records, 1671-1675
      Volume 88 - Somerset County Judicial Records, 1675
      Volume 89 - Somerset County Judicial Records, 1675-1677
      Volume 90 - Somerset County Judicial Records, 1683
      Volume 91 - Somerset County Judicial Records, 1687-1689
      Volume 106 - Somerset County Judicial Records, 1689-1690
      Volume 191 - Somerset County Judicial Records, 1690-1691
      Volume 405 - Somerset County Judicial Records, 1691-1692
      Volume 406 - Somerset County Judicial Records, 1692-1693
      Volume 407 - Somerset County Judicial Records, 1693-1694
 

OTHER SOURCES

1913 "Side-lights on Maryland history : with sketches of early Maryland families" by Hester Dorsey Richardson, 2 vols. (FHL book 975.2 H2r; from Louis Boone 1985 and Ruth Burns 1993)
      Vol.II, Pg.346-7: Edward Hammond of Somerset Co. ... this article includes reference to the 500 acre "Beyond Expectation" surveyed 29 April 1695, and assigned to John Duncan, possessed by Capt. Edward Hammond.
 

"Somerset Co. MD Families 1689" perhaps entitled "Some Somerset County, Maryland families, signers of the address of loyalty," author and date not given (FHL film 441,447; from Dorothy Smith 1983 and Louis Boone 1987)
      James Duncan, lived on seaboard side, had land called 'Adventure and Expectation.' The latter surveyed April 29, 1695, later became the property of Capt. Edward Hammond. (pg.46)
      Jan. 21, 1733, Samuel Davis of Accomack Co. VA sold to John Donelson of Somerset Co. MD, 220 acres called 'Beyond Expectation.' Elizabeth Duncan originally owned, and left no heirs. (MAD: note by Dorothy Smith 1983, that Samuel Davis had patent to 500 acres called "Beyond Expectation" originally belonging to Elizabeth Duncan, who died without heirs, so that the land escheated, and a resurveying showing the tract to contain 220 acres only, chiefly marsh, the said land lying in a Neck called Newport, on the N.W. side of Assateague River, near Benj. Burton's plantation. No source given.)
 

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