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Adam Hitch
(1658/1659-1731/1731)
Ann (?)
(Abt 1667-Abt 1704)
(?) Clark
Joanna Bowditch
(-After 1715)
Solomon Hitch
(1694-1748/1748)
Rebecca Clark
(Abt 1696-After 1751)
Solomon Hitch
(1730-1761/1761)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Charity Porter

2. Elizabeth Risdon?

Solomon Hitch

  • Born: 1730, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Charity Porter
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Risdon? about 1750 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Died: 24 Oct 1761-18 Nov 1761, Somerset Co., MD

  

Solomon Hitch Jr. is listed for the first time on the Somerset County Tax Lists in 1745. It might be deduced that this is the year he reached age 15 (born 1730). In the 1746 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with Levin Hitch, Solomon Hitch Sr. (head of the household) and negroes Rose and Cooke. In the 1747 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with Levin Hitch, Solomon Hitch Sr. (head of the household) and negroes Rose and Cooke.

In a judicial court case (the case was first mentioned in the Nov 1747 court for "His lordship vs. Charity Porter" for committing fornication with Soloman Hitch) in the Mar 1747/48 court for "His Lordship vs. Solomon Hitch", Soloman was tried for "begetting a bastard child on the body of Charity Porter" both of Stepney Parish. The records continue "...(Solomon) did commit fornication with a certain Charity Porter." and was fined 30 shillings which Elgate Hitch helped to post. (SoJ-1747/49:49). Loose court papers extant in the Maryland Hall of Records show two receipts: "paid by Solloman Hitch for fornication, S10:00" (MdHR 7266-33-39) and "paid by Solloman Hitch for fornication, S20:00". (SoCP (loose papers), MdHR 7266-33-38). One other note here - in the Aug 1753 court of Somerset County, there was a Solomon Hitch bound as apprentice to Mary Collins. This Solomon was said to be 3 years old on "Mar last" and must serve until he is age 21. (SoJ-1752/54:110). The compiler believes that this young Solomon may be the bastard son of Solomon Hitch and Charity Porter.

In his father's will written Mar 14 1748 and probated Apr 5 1748 on Solomon Hitch received the land his father bought from James Storey's heirs, half of the land at Rockawalkin plus 2 slaves, Cook and Rose. Soloman was also ordered to give his brother William one year of schooling and build him a house of about 15 price. (MdPrW-25:360) Solomon Hitch Jr. was also the Administrator when his father's estate was inventoried at a value of 367.10.16 between Apr 14 and Jun 22 1748 (MdPrI Abstracts-1744/48).

In the 1748 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with negroes Rose and Cook. In the 1749 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with negro Rose. In the 1750 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with Jno. Boastick(?) and negro Rose.

On Dec 19 1750, Solomon Hitch was mentioned again in the court records of Maryland with relation to his father's estate where "...on the prayer &c petition of Solomon Hitch executor of Solomon Hitch late of Somerset County (dec'd)..." (MdTP-34:53). In the 1751 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with John Hitch and negro Rose. In the 1752 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with negro Rose. In the 1753 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with William Hitch and negro Rose. In the 1754 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with William Hitch and negro Rose. In the 1756 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with negro Rose.

On Feb 21 1757, John Hitch, with William Hitch, received a deed for 100 acres of land in "High Suffolk" for which they paid 60 to Solomon Hitch. This is part of 405 acres Adam Hitch gave to son William in 1728. Goes through metes and bounds of the 405 acres again. Mentions the 100 acres John Hitch Sr. purchased Mar 27 1754 that was Nehemiah Hitch's share of the 405 acres. Now William and John Hitch (of William), brothers, possess the remaining 305 acres which they are selling to John Hitch Sr. Begin at a marked white oak near the road side that passes between John Hitch Sr. and William Hitch and in the NE corner tree called on by John Hitch Sr. deed afsd thence along a line of marked trees dividing it partly from John Hitch Jr.(?) land NE 36 poles, thence along a line of marked trees NExN 158 poles, thence NWxN 72 poles, thence S44W 144 poles, thence S27W 57 poles, thence with a right line to the white oak beginning containing 100 acres. (SoLR-B-153)

On Feb 26 1757, William Hitch Jr., with Solomon Hitch and William Hitch Sr., planters, sold land for 100 to William Murray (SoLR-B- 160). Land is in "High Suffolk" This is land that Adam Hitch gave to his son Solomon Hitch in 1728. Said Solomon Hitch devised this 310 acres to his two sons Solomon and William Hitch Jr.(!) mentioned herein. These two and William Hitch Jr., "son of William Hitch deceased" sold land to William Murray - note William Hitch Jr. of William becomes William Hitch Sr. in this record! Land begins at a marked red oak near the head of Rockawalkin Mill Branch being the northern bounder of a tract formerly belonging to John Cordrey and now to Dennis Delany, Taylor and where the said Delany now lives and it the first course and line of "High Suffolk". Thence NE 50 poles, thence E 178 poles, thence ExS 106 poles to a marked white oak thence along a line of marked trees dividing it from the land of William Hitch Sr., (!) one of the parties to this indenture and son to William Hitch dec'd. SW 375 poles to a glade to the northward of a place where John Price formerly dwelt and is now in the possession of William Adams, thence running along and bounded by the said glade containing courses and distance nearly N42W about 164 poles until it intersects the line of Dennis Delany's land formerly John Caudries to the red oak the first bounder containing 310 acres. It also notes that Ann Hitch is the wife of William Hitch Jr.

In the 1757 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with negro Rose. In the 1759 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Solomon Hitch Jr. was listed in a household with negro Rose.

The will of Solomon Hitch was written on Oct 24 1761 and probated in Somerset County on Nov 18 1761 where Solomon, "being very sick & weak": To well beloved wife Elizabeth Hitch, a negro woman named Rose, one feather bed furniture and all new feathers, a riding horse, plantation and land until Risdon is age 18. To well beloved son Risdon a negro boy named Jack, and he to be of age for himself at the age of eighteen. To daughter Susannah a negro boy named Harry, one feather bed & furniture. Witnesses were George Vinson, John Hitch Jr., and Thomas Humphries Sr. (MdPrW-31:578) The estate was inventoried on Mar 17 1762 at a value of 190.18.2. Appraisers were William Venable and George Handy; Creditors William Allen, Littleton Dennis and James Houston; next-of kin listed as Joshua Hitch and William Hitch; with Administratrix Elisabeth Hitch. (MdPrI Abstracts-1760/63). The account was also listed in the county records and included creditors William Winder, Thomas Contee, James Mills, James Houston, John Elzey, John Perdue, John Hitch, Eve Hitch, Ephraim Wilson, Stephen Bordley, Nehemiah King, Thomas Humphries Jr.,George Handy, Ezekiel James, J. Rideout, Alexander Richards, Daniel Maddux, Joseph Forman, Thomas Holbrook on Jul 3 1764 for 187.12.12. (SoAA-EB6:143)

  

Solomon Hitch Jr. is listed for the first time on the Somerset County Tax Lists in 1745 suggesting he had reached age 15 near that time. (SoTL-1745)

  

The will of Solomon Hitch was written Oct 24 1761 and probated Nov 18 1761. (MdPrW-31:578).


Solomon married Charity Porter.


Solomon next married Elizabeth Risdon? about 1750 in Somerset Co., MD. (Elizabeth Risdon? died after Nov 1761.)




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