m. Feb 4, 1712/1713
m. by 1760
Facts and Events
--GaleB 04:47, 20 January 2008 (EST) Elgate was given his mother's maiden name. However, the name Elgate was most often recorded in Worcester Co., MD as Elgit/Elgat/Elget.
In the Store Accounts of John Nelms of Salisbury 1758-1787, Compiled by John E. Jacob, Jr. 1990 Elgate and his son, George, were mentioned as follows:
DRISKELL, Elgate (2 February, 1767 to 3 February, 1770) Bought rum, shoe buckles, felt hat, linen and thread for 0/17/1. Paid in corn, cash and flax in 1769 and 1770 0/16/4. Carried one shilling to ledger F.
DRISKELL, George (10 August, 1784 to 26 February, 1785) Charged sundries as per day book for 0/10/1. Paid 0/7/6 in cash in 1785 leaving balance of 0/2/7 unpaid in ledger I.
Elgate appears on the 1783 Worcester Co., MD tax list. A transcription of the list shows him with 147 acres if Kingsale, and in his house 6 males and 4 females.
Worcester Co., Maryland in will book JW (1791-1799) page 159. Jan 19, 1794. Probated May 15, 1794 In the of God Amen I Elgate Driskil of the county of Worcester and State of Maryland calling in mind the mortallity though present In good health and sound memory thanks be unto God it do make this my last will & Testament the manner an form as following Viz Item and bequeath unto my son Elijah Driskil all my track of land whereon I now live which is known by the name of Kingsale on premises that he helps his brother John to pay for land bought of William McBryde and he is to pay all my just debts the afforesaid lands and tenents him and his lawful begotten heirs of his body for ever - and - him also to my son Elijah my black Colt him and his heirs forever Item I also give and bequeath unto my son John Driskil one young Sorrel horse to him and his heirs for ever - Item I also give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Driskill one feather bed and furnitude and one cow and calf and you and Lamb to and her and heirs for ever. Item I also give and bequeath my Daughter Charlotte Driskil one Bed and furnitude and a cow and calf and you and lamb to her and her heirs for ever Item I also give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Nomiah Driskil one Bay mare bridle & saddle and bed and furniture and at her disposal for ever Item I also give and bequeath all my children the residue of my Estate not already given away namely Jonathan and Elenor and George and Ruth and Mary and Elgate and John and Elijah and Elisha and Charlotte Driskil to them and their heirs for ever and also for my two sons John and Elijah Driskil to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I remove all other forms....in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this ninteenth day of January in the year of our Lord....seven hundred and ninety four Elgett Driskell (Seal) In Presence of James Tracy, Ezekiel Ruke, Aaron Driskell
May the 13th 1794 Then came John and Elijah Driskell the within appointed Executors and made Oath on the holy evangels of God, that the within instrument of writing is the true, and whole Will and Testament of Elgatt Driskill late of Worcester County deceased, that hath come into their hands or possession and that they do not know of any other. Before Levin Handy
Worcester County...the 15th day of May anno dom: 1794 Then came Ezekiel Ruark and Aaron Driskell two of the subscribing witnesses to the within last Will and Testament of Elgett Driskell late of Worcester County deceased and severally made oath on the holy evangels of God that they did see the testator sign and seal this Will...... Before Levin Handy
Sons Jonathan, and George moved to Guilford Co., NC by 1788. After Elgate's death, the widow Naomi, son Elisha, and dau Ruth also moved to Guilford Co.,. NC. Naomi bought and sold land as recorded in Guilford Co., NC deeds:
Bk 8, pg. 325 September 26, 1804 John Nelson to Naomi Driskell for 50 pounds tract of 50 acres...land on waters of Buckhorn Branch of Reedy Fork...corner of Nelsons land...Lawres line. Wit: Andrew Flack, John W. Jones Recorded Aug 1805.
Deed Bk 12, pg 346 March 17, 1815 Naomi Driskell to Vinson Simpson for $100 tract of 50 acres on waters of Buckhorn Branch of Reedy Fork...Corner of Nelsons land...Lowres line. Wit: Thomas Underwood, Henry Underwood. Recorded Nov 1816.