Person:William Husband (4)

Facts and Events
Name William HUSBAND
Gender Male
Birth? 1650 Devonshire, Or Cornwall England
Reference Number Mary BOWEN
Death? May 1717 Cecil County, Maryland
Reference Number? 3322

Landed in Maryland 1670, about age 20 Records of St. Stephens Church show on 3 Feb. 1673, William Husband (single) proved rights to 50 acres of land, due for his time of service performed in the Province of MD. A publication of the Baltimore Sun Newspaper Baltimore, MD dated 24 Dec. 1905 titled "Husband Lineage and Arms" contains the following, "William Husband of Maryland is first found in St. Mary's County. From 1686 to 1698 he was a gentleman Justice of St. Mary's County. Between 1683 and 1695 his name appears as witness to a number of wills. The residences given to the testator were Poplar Hill and Newtown. He moved to Cecil Co., MD before 1703. In that year he was elected a vestryman of Shrewsbury Parish. He died in 1717, leaving a considerable estate in land and personal property."

Maryland Calendar of Wills contains the following: "Husband, William Cecil Co., MD, 25th March 1717, 8th May, 1717. To sons William and Thomas, dwelling plantation, containing two tracts, Steelington and Chaunce (160 A. and 65 A., conveyed by Mr. Edward Warner of London, and personalty and the new house, to contain certain personalty, including some belonging to child of Thos. Scorry, until son, Wm. arrives at age 21. To son Thomas, personalty. To son James 200 A., Scanterbury. To sons William and Thomas and daughter Hannah exs., residue of personal estate, equally. Shd. son William die without issue, his portion to pass to son Thomas. Should they both die without issue, their portions to 2 grandsons: Thos. Scurre and Jno. Husband. Test: Thos. Marcer, Catherine Dawson, Benj. Pearce." 15.137

Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland contains the following: "Abell James, of Saint Mary's Co., d. by 4 Jan 1676 at which time an inventory of his estate was taken. Among the names in a long list of debts was 'William Husband (runaway).' {INAC: Inventories and accounts abstracted by Skinner, 3:35}

Robert Thomas, of SM Co.,, d. by 13 April 1686 and one of the appraisers of his estate was William Husband. {INAC 9:27}