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Elizabeth Mattingly died young without issue.
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She married George Elder and died without issue.
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Henry Mattingly was married to Susan Jane Spalding. We have not a s yet
identified her. See other siblings married to Spaldings.
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See THE MATTINGLY FAMILY IN EARLY AMERICA by Herman E. Mattingly ( 1975);
p. 60: "Ignatius, the sixth son of Thomas Mattingly II, was not of a ge at
the time of his father's death. Named last in his father's will (cit ing St.
Mary's Co., Md., Wills, Liber 14, folio 222 (1714)), Ignatius was pro bably the youngest of the six sons. After the Will of his father dir ected the disposition of the real estate and some of the personal est ate, the residue was divided equally between the widow and Ignatius a nd his three brothers, Charles, William and Luke, and his sister Ann.
"Records of Ignatius are few. He was paid "for making a coffin" b y Philip
Key, administrator for William Smith in 1745 (citing ibid Accounts, L iber 21,
folio 220 (1745)). He also recieved a payment from the estate of Joh n Knott
of St. Mary's County, deceased, in 1749 (citing ibid Accounts, Libe r 27, folio 22 (1749)). (A Samuel Mattingly was also named in the ac count. His relationship is not known.) Thomas Knott was the adminis trator. Ignatious Mattingly was listed as owing a debt to the estat e of Thomas Knott in 1750 (citing ibid Inventories, Liber 43, folio 2 87 (1750)). In 1758 he was a witness to the will of Richard Cooper ( ibid Wills, Liber 30, folio 558 (1758)). In 1773 Thomas Howard in hi s will (citing ibid Wills, Liber 39, folio 735 (1773)) mentioned a tr act of land under a lease during the life of Ignatius Mattingly.
"Ignatius Mattingly was on the Rent Rolls of St. Mary's County fo r having
a 155-acre tract of land known as "Clever" which he had purchased fro m James
Bond Taylor April 2, 1751 (citing ibid Rent Rolls, Liber 7 & 8, Nos . 1 & 2,
folio 86 (1723-1751)). He was also paying taxes on three parcels o f land in
St. Mary's County from 1754-1774 (citing ibid Debt Books, 1754-1774) . These
properties were known as "Clever," "Mattingly's Hope," and "St. John' s."
"Ignatius was a witness to the Will of Richard Cooper in 1758 (se e above).
In 1769 he and William Fowler were suretys for Jane Reever, administr atrix
for Edward Reever (citing ibid Testamentary Procedures, Liber 43, fol io 282
(1769)). Together with James Mattingly and Leonard Mattingly, sons o f his
brother, Thomas Mattingly III, Ignatius received in 1773 from Leonar d Wathen,
executor, a payment due from the estate of his deceased brother, Will iam
(d.1771) (citing ibid Accounts, Liber 69, folio 208 (1773)). Court r ecords
show that he was present in court in 1774 (citing ibid Provincial Cou rt Judg-
ments, Liber JG #3, 1767-1778; Liber DD #20, p. 17). He was mentione d in the
will of Thomas Howard in 1773 (citing ibid Wills, Liber 39, folio 73 5 (1773)).
"Ignatius must have been seriously ill when he wrote his will Apri l 2,
1789 (citing ibid Wills, Liber JJ #1, folio 470 (1789)), since he die d soon
afterwards. The will was proven April 22, 1789. Witnesses were Robe rt Sax-
ton, husband of a niece, Ann Mattingly, the daughter of his brother , William;
and Mary Inge (?). One shilling was left to each of three sons, Leon ard,
Luke and William, and the same amount to two daughters, Elizabeth an d Sarah.
The balance of the estate was divided between his son, Ignatius, Jr. , who was
named executor, and his daughter, Susanna. No wife was named in th e will.
"It seems that five of Ignatius Mattingly's seven children were am ong the
early immigrants to Kentucky. No doubt they were already in the Wes t at the
time of their father's death. This is indicated by the father's bequ ests of
only one shilling each to Leonard, William, Luke, Elizabeth and Sarah . From
sources on the Kentucky Mattinglys, Susanna also must have gone to Ke ntucky,
but after her father's death.
"The first organized group of Catholics from Maryland to go to Ken tucky
arrived there in 1785 and settled at Pottinger's Creek in Nelson Coun ty.
A Phillip Mattingly was in this group. The second group to go West a rrived
in Kentucky early in 1786, and settled at Hardin's Creek, about ten m iles
east of Pottinger's Creek. With this second group were Leonard, Will iam
and Luke Mattingly. Their sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah, must have be en
with them, or followed the next year or so. (Note: It is not here in tended
to give extended genealogies of the Kentucky Mattinglys. There ar e a number
of such studies, and much of what is given here is from them.) [JS: T here
follows details on each child at p. 61]
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ST. MARY'S COUNTY, MD. WILL BOOK TA 1, p 175, will dated May 3, 17 45.
See THE MATTINGLY FAMILY IN EARLY AMERICA by Herman E. Mattingly ( 1975);
pg 44: "In his will of 1745 (citing St. Mary's Co., Md., Wills, Libe r 24,
folio 95 (1745)) this James Mattingly designated his brothers, Thoma s and
Luke Mattingly, as sole executors of his estate, thereby making plai n that
he was the son of Thomas Mattingly II (d. 1714) and the grandson of T homas
Mattingly I (d.1664), the immigrant to Maryland.
"There are few records of the activity of this James Mattingly. A long
with William Knott, he was surity for J and (?) Knott, administrato r of the
estate of Francis Knott in 1724. (citing ibid Testamentary Procedure , Liber
27, folio 38 (1724)). And in 1733 he was named in the will of Jame s Knott,
Planter (citing ibid Wills, Liber 21, folio 10 (1733)).
"In his own will of 1745 James made no mention of his wife. The c hildren
would all appear to have been minors, since none were named executors . Seven
children were named to receive legacies. Two sons, James and Thomas , received
"all my land" which was divided equally between them. Thomas receive d the
tract known as "Mattingly's Hope," which James inherited from his fat her,
Thomas II. The son, James, received the dwelling house and that par t of the
land on which it stood. This would seem to indicate that James was t he eldest
"All the rest of the personal estate was equally divided between " my other
five children," Ann, Monica (sic), Robert, Peter Sheircliffe, Jr., Pe ter
Ford and Clement Hill. Peter Ford was the brother of Anastasia who i s supp-
osed to have married Luke Mattingly, brother of James (citing ibid Wi lls,
Liber 22, folio 239 (1735)).
"Rich. Cooper and A. Thompson presented an inventory of the estat e of
James Mattingly May 29, 1745 (citing ibid Inventories, Liber 31, foli o 276
(1745)). William Mattingly and Luke Mattingly, brothers of James, we re named
kindred. Creditors were Henry Bryson and John Toon. Debts were du e to the
estate by Ignatius Knott, Henrietta Knott, Monica Wimsatt, Henry Shir cliffe
and Luke Mattingly.
"In April, 1746, Henry Shercliffe submitted to Court an account (c iting
ibid Accounts, Liber 22, folio 175, 293 (1746)) of the estate of Jame s Matt-
ingly with the will attached. Payments had been made by Monica Wimsa tt and
James Walker. Disbursements were reported as made to Peter Ford, Hen ry Bryan,
Thomas Pain, Peter Mills and Luke Mattingly.
"An inventory of the estate was proven by Thompson and Cooper Augu st 30,
1746 (citing ibid Inventories, Liber 33, folio 94 (1746)). Two day s later,
September 1, 1746, Henry Shircliff, administrator, swore to the trut h of the
inventory. It is strange that, eighteen years later, John, son of Ja mes,
brought suit in Court against Henry Shircliff for failing to bring a n apprais-
ment of sundry effects belonging to the estate, and for not having su bmitted
a final account (citing ibid Testamentary Procedures, Liber 40, foli o 211, 212,
251, 252 (1764))."