Peter John Gordy Sr. 1
- Born: Aug 1698, Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (1): Hannah Christopher about 1730
- Died: 22 Jun 1772-15 Jul 1775, Worcester Co., MD
Peter Gordy Will Jun 22 1772 Worcester County, Md. In the name of god amen the twenty second day of June in the year of our lord God one thousand seven hundred and seventy two, I Peter Gordy, of Worcester county and province of Maryland planter being in good health at present and in perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same therefore calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
- Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my son John Gordy one Negro follow named Major to him his heirs and assigns for ever.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my son Peter Gordy one hundred acres of land called "Gordy's Chance" lying and being in Somerset County otherwise now called Worcester county to him his heirs and assigns for ever.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my son Peter Gordy all that tract of land called "Addition to Gordy's Chance" provided he never claim any thing or sum of money out of my Estate for what he gave Daniel Wilson on account of my part I bought of a land warrant of Peter Caliway for said land and if he does then the said land to his brother John Gordy if not I give it to Peter Gordy afore said him heirs and assigns forever.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my son Peter Gordy twenty five acres of land--part of a track of land called "Brandy Ridge" to him and his heirs and assigns for over. Item: I give and bequeath to son John Gordy two tracks of Land lying and being in Worcester county--the one named "Hoggard" (sic, "Hog Yard") and the other named "Parker's Mistake" each track containing Fifty-acres as patents will more plainly appear. The aforesaid two tracts of land I give to him his heirs and assigns for ever.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my son Moses Gordy one Negro girl named Patience to him his heirs and assigns forever.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Levinah, now wife to Isaac Wootton one large cupboard marked L.G. and a garnished trunk and one pair of silver sleave buttons.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my son John Gordy twenty five acres of land part of a tract of land called Brandy Ridge containing fifty acres of land lying and being in Worcester county the afore-mentioned twenty five acres to be laid out for him next to his dwelling plantation the aforesaid twenty five acres I give to him his heirs and assigns for ever.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my son Peter Gordy twenty five acres of land part of a tract of land called High Ridge to him and his heirs forever.
- Item: I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Catherine Gordy one third of my Estate after the above mentioned legacies are paid.
- Item: I give and bequeath the remainder of my personal Estate to be equally divided amongst my children hereafore named (viz), Moses Gordy, Peter Gordy, John Gordy, my daughter Mary Crouch, Sarah wife to John Parker, Eunice wife to James Methvilain and Levinah wife to Isaac Wootton.
- Item: I do hereby constitute and ordain my son Peter Gordy to he my only and sole executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disanull all other wills legacies & bequests by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed sealed published and pronounced by the said Peter Gordy as his last will and testament in sight and presence of us (viz John Williams Sr, John Williams Junr, Mary Williams (her mark a cross)
signed Peter Gordy (his mark) July 15th 1775
then John Williams, John Williams Junr, and Mary Williams the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will and made oath on the holy Evangalis of almighty God that they saw Peter Gordy the testator sign seal and heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and Testament and that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of a sound disposing mind and memory and understanding and that they subscribed their names as witness to the said will in the presence of the testator and at his request.
Peter married Hannah Christopher about 1730. (Hannah Christopher was born after 1700 in MD 2 and died after 1760 in MD.)