?? William Or John ?? Hitch
(Abt 1630-)
Adam Hitch
(1658/1659-1731/1731)
Ann (?)
(Abt 1667-Abt 1704)
Solomon Hitch
(1694-1748/1748)

 

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Rebecca Clark

Solomon Hitch

  • Born: 9 May 1694, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage: Rebecca Clark about 1719 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Died: 14 Mar 1748-5 Apr 1748, Somerset Co., MD
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bullet  General Notes:

While the other Hitch families in this area remained primarily in the Wicomico Hundred of Somerset County, Solomon Hitch was in the Nanticoke Hundred by at least 1724. In the 1724 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1725 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household as the only taxable.In the 1727 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household as the only taxable. On May 6 1728, Solomon Heatch received a deed of gift for 310 acres of land from his father Adam Heatch and "Mary, his wife" (SoLR-SH:25). In the 1729 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1730 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household with slave Cook.

On Jan 16 1730/31, Solomon Heatch received another deed of gift, this time for "one negro man called Franck" from Adam Heatch (SoLR-SH:295). For the estate of Crispin Price inventoried between May 6 1730 and Feb 15 1730/31, Solomon Heatch was listed as creditor. The estate was valued at £86.18.4. (MdPrI Abstracts-1729/34).

In the 1733 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household with Michell Swillvin (Smullin?), Richard Chapman and slaves Frank and Cook. In the 1734 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household with slaves Frank and Cook. In the Aug court of 1734, Solomon Hitch, planter, was appointed a guardian to Ann Price and Solomon Price who were both under age 14 at the time. (SoJ-1733/35:181). In the 1735 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household with slaves Frank and Cook. A year later, in Aug 1735, Solomon Hitch appeared in court again in a suit versus John Parrimore. Mr. Parrimore claimed that he "found" 3 horses that Solomon claimed were his. The verdict was in favor of Solomon Hitch. (SoJ-1735/37:77). In the 1736 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household with Adam Hitch and slaves Frank and Cook.

In Nov 1736, Solomon Hitch was a "guardian to Solomon Price whose brother Alexander Price chose Elgate Heatch as guardian " and Alexander is now dead. This court ruling transferred the estate of Alexander to Solomon Price under guardianship of Elgate Hitch. (SoJ-1735/37:264). In the 1738 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household with Adam Hitch, Levin Hitch and slaves Frank and Cook.

In Aug 1738, the Somerset County Court "Ordered that a road be cleared from the Chapple at Spring Hill down Rewastico to the head of Little Creek and from thence acrofs the neck to Barren Creek mill to be under Solomon Hitch overseer the said Road to be laid out according to the direction of the said Solomon Hitch and Mitchele Dashiell of the least prejudice to any person whatsoever." (SoJ-1738/40:7) This was further stated in the Nov 1738 court where Solomon Hitch was appointed overseer of the road which leads " to Barron Creek and from thence unto the Main Road that leads from Viena ferry." (SoJ-1735/37:38). Finally, the Mar 1739 Court again ordered Solomon Hitch appointed as overseer of the roads in Wicomico Hundred "instead of Robert Twilly." (SoJ-1737/38).

In the 1739 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household with Addam Hitch and Leven Hitch. In the 1740 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household with Adam Hitch, Levin Hitch and slave Cook. In the Mar court of 1740/41, Solomon Hitch to recover 90 lbs. of tobacco against Patrick Connelly for his attendance for three days as evidence for his Lordship against Patrick Connelly. (SoJ-1740/42:92). In the 1743 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household with Levin Hitch and negroes Frank, Rose and Cook..

In 1743, Solomon Hitch patented 21 acres of land called "Solomon's Security". On May 21 1744, Solomon Hitch paid £7.15.0 for a deed from William Weatherly, "son and heir to William Weatherly dec'd", for 100 acres of "land on Rewastico Creek which flows out of the Nanticoke River". The land called "Weatherlys Ridge" was formerly surveyed and taken up by James Weatherly. Begin at a marked pine standing on the north side of Rewastico back from the water in the woods at the west end of the land called "Weatherlys Ridge" thence N 100 poles, thence E 160 poles, thence S 100 poles, thence W to the first bounder, containing 100 acres. (SoLR-X-109) He was listed in the Somerset County Rent Rolls (SoRR-9:97) at that time for tract called "Weatherly's Ridge" (total 200 a, yr. rent £0.8.0) surveyed Dec 15 1679 on the north side of Rewastico Creek.

In the 1744 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household with Levin Hitch and negroes Frank, Rose and Cook. In the 1745 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch was listed in a household with Levin Hitch, Solomon Hitch and negroes Frank, Rose and Cook. In the 1746 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Sr. was listed in a household with Levin Hitch, Solomon Hitch Jr. and negroes Rose and Cooke. On Feb 24 1746/47, Solomon Hitch provided surety for the account of Christopher Nutter. (They Lived in Maryland, Somerset County 1726-1750, Liber EB14) In the 1747 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Sr. was listed in a household with Levin Hitch, Solomon Hitch Jr. and negroes Rose and Cooke. On Aug 21 1747, Solomon Hitch was on the list of court jurors. (SoCP (loose papers)-1747/51, MdHR 7266-32-25)

Solomon Hitch's will was written on Mar 14 1748 and probated Apr 5 1748 and left son Solomon Hitch land he bought from James Storey's heirs and half of land at Rockawalkin plus 2 slaves, Cook and Rose. Solomon Jr. was required to give his brother William one year of schooling and build him a house of about £15 price. ·Left son William Hitch the other half of land at Rockawalkin and one negro girl Sibey ·Left daughter Ann Hitch land given to him by William Weatherlee called "Powell's Folly" ·Left daughter Eve Hitch one negro girl Chloe ·Left daughter Rebecca Hitch, one negro girl Bynah ·Left son Levin, plantation I now live however, if son Levin dies without heir, William to have all of the land. ·To friend Joshua Inglish, son of William Inglish, one three year old heifer The will also mentions Elgate Hitch and Robert Givan to sell Negro man Frank and if they get £40, keep it, otherwise give the balance to Levin Hitch. Witnesses were James Weatherly, Thomas Ackworth, and Robert Farrington. (SoW-25:360; also SoWorig)

Solomon Hitch's estate was inventoried between Apr 14 and Jun 22 1748 at a value of £367.10.16. Appraisers were Isaac Handy and John Handy. Creditor was J. Dennis and next-of-kin were listed as Elgt Hitch and John Hitch. Executor was Solomon Hitch (Jr.) (MdPrI Abstracts-1744/48)

bullet  Birth Notes:

Somerset County Land Records (SoLR-IKL), Solomon Heatch, son of Adam and Ann Heatch was born May 9 1694.

bullet  Death Notes:

Solomon Hitch's will was written Mar 14 1747/48 and probated Apr 5 1748 (SoW-25:360).


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Solomon married Rebecca Clark, daughter of (?) Clark and Joanna Bowditch, about 1719 in Somerset Co., MD. (Rebecca Clark was born about 1696 and died after 1751.)


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