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See THOMAS JENKINS OF MARYLAND 1670 by Edward Felix Jenkins O.S.A . pg
62: "THOMAS SPALDING born about 1803; died in St. Mary's County Jun e 23, 1838;
married January 27, 1823; Ann Johnson, died about 1853. He lived an d died
in Maryland. They had four children whose names are in the Spaldin g Memor-
ial, page 991:
i. Sarah (Sally) Ann
ii. Joseph H.; went South (Tradition)
iii. Johnson; went South
iv. Forrest; died in infancy."
Note H1480 Index
WILLS OF ST. MARY'S COUNTY, MD., Bk TA 1, pps 95-97. FHL 14425.
Will executed December 6, 1740 and proved January 19th (or 9th), 1740.
(Charles Fenwick says that the year is probably in error and should be
1741. [seems obvious in view of the will date])
From "THE SPALDING FAMILY OF MARYLAND, KENTUCKY AND GEORGIA" by Hu ghes
Spalding; Vol 1. FHL US/CAN 929.273 Sp18sg, ppg 12-13:
"William was the second son of Thomas and Catherine Spalding. The re is
no record of his birth, but he probably was born about 1678. He first
appears of record in Maryland when his father sold him "Spalding Addi tion"
containing forty-two acres on March 17, 1710. On December 10, 1714 h e and
his brother John obtained a patent on one hundred and sixty-five acre s which
they called "Two Brothers." He continued to acquire land until he had
several hundred acres. He was undoubtedly a man of fine intellect, we ll
educated for his time, rapidly became wealthy and was prominent in the
business and social world of his day. He seems to have been a lawye r or
certainly a conveyancer, executing many deeds, wills and contracts fo r his
He married Ann Jenkins, daughter of Thomas and Ann Jenkins of Char les
County, Maryland, around 1704. (Wills Liber 10 folio 251 Land Office,
Annapolis also a deposition of Henry Jenkins. Test Proc. Liber 38 fol io
417-432 Land Office Annapolis Maryland.)
The equal of any who bore the Spalding name, he died about the fir st
of January, 1741. His will made December 6, 1740, proven at Leonards town,
January 9, 1741. He leaves to his wife Ann his dwelling plantation,
"St. Barberys" during life, at her death to be divided between his so ns,
Thomas, William and Henry. This land was in Beaver Dam Manor. To his
son Benedict he leaves "The Mill Land," but not his Water Mill, he al so
leaves him part of "Additiona" to "Hearts Delight" and "New Cassell. " He
gives to his son Thomas "Spalding Addition" and "St. Giles." To hi s son
William he leaves part of "Addition" and "Hearts Delight." To Henry
part of "St. Joseph" that joins land of Mr. Plowden and John Dent..."
"William Spalding's wife Ann lived a great number of years after h is
death. She made her will November 10, 1760. It was proven in Leonar d-
town February 7, 1761. She named three of her sons as Executors, amo ng
which was our ancestor, Benedict. The wills of William and Ann reveal
that they had eight children."
See FHL 985186, GENEALOGYS OF ST. MARY'S CO., MD.: WILLIAM SPALDING
born 1678 St. Mary's County, MD., died 1741, Charles County, MD. Son
of Thomas Spalding of England and Maryland, and Catherine ---. Marri ed
Ann Jenkins daughter of Thomas Jenkins and Ann Spalding. They had 10
10 children, all born in St. Mary's County, MD.:
Thomas born 1706 died 1769, married Catherine Cooper died 1769;
William born 1709 died 1779 married Mary Herbert; Ann born 1718, died
1741, married Clement Joseph; Jane born 1711, married Edmond Plowden;
Mary born 1721, married John Seale; Benedict born 1723 died 1767,
married Elizabeth Mattingly; Henry born 1726 died 1799 married Mary
Ann Spalding; John Baptist born 1728 died 1787 married Ann Jackson
July 23, 1767.
See CHRONICLES OF ST. MARY'S, VOL 5, pg 72, FHL 975.2B2s. This
contains an abstract of the Will of William Spalding dated 6 December,
1741 who names as his sons Thomas, William, Henry, John and Benedict , all
of St. Mary's County, Maryland.
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Records in La Plata, Charles County, MD, Liber WDM #15 Folio 377,
provided Charles K. Fenwick with information which he used to prepar e a
summary of the last will of William Spalding as follows (copy in FH L 985191):
Will of Wiliam Spalding of Charles County.
Weak in health, etc.
To my brother John Spalding and
To my brother Basil R. Spalding
all my estate, real and personal. They to pay the following be quests:
To my mother $1,000
To my nephew William Ffrench, son of Mr. D'Arcy FFrench and Mrs Ann
To my sister Elizabeth Spalding $1,000. If she should marry, etc.
To my nephew Francis Henry Clements, son of my sister Mrs. Mary Cl ements
of Prince Georges Co., $1,000.
To my cousin Mrs. Ellen Cripps, wife of William M. L. Cripps of Wa shington
To my cousin Mrs. Matilda Coyle of Washington City, $100.
Signed in Washington City, D.C. Aug 21, 1830.
Witness: Henry Ashton, George Sweeney, E. Dyer.
November 23, 1830, came John and Basil R. Spalding etc.