- Born: Abt 1727, Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (1): (?) (?)
- Died: 05 Mar 1791-08 Nov 1791, Sussex Co., DE
On Mar 11 1757, Robert Hastings sold the "Betty Margery" tract to his son John Hastings, planter, for 40 shillings current money of Maryland. This transaction was witnessed by Isaac Handy and William Winder. On Apr 6 1757, John Hastings paid two shillings as an alienation fine on the said land. (SoLR-B:167)
John Hastings held an account in John Nelms store in Salisbury, MD from 1764 to 1787. The surviving ledgers have him carrying £0/8/4 forward from elder Ledger C. He borrowed £2/6/7 to pay ____ Scroggin and also paid Nelms £0/1/6 for services drawing up a bill of sale. With interest, he then owed £2/19/1 which he paid in cash in 1768. In 1778, he borrowed money and bought corn for £3/5/0 for total of £4/9/0. In 1784 he hired a negro woman named Hanorah from Nelms for three months for £1/4/0. Nelms sued him in court in 1787 for what he owed but the court found an overcharge of £2/9/9 and ordered him to pay the balance of £1/19/3.
John Hastings, planter, wrote his will on Feb 9 1791 and confirmed on Mar 5 1791 and it was proven in Sussex Co., DE on Nov 8 1791
- To sons Henry and Melvin to be my sole executors, to receive all my lands and equally divide. Son, Henry, to have land whereon he now liveth and my orchard, Melvin to get his half from the land whereon I now liveth, also the Bay horse that my son Henry hath now and the young bay horse named Punce to be Henry's They also to divided half the hogs and sheep. Henry to get the big iron pot, and my farming utensils to be divided between them equally. They also to divide all my meat, fat, corn, wheat, flax, peas, bran, potatoes, wool, etc. Also, divide the cyder casks and my riding horse named Rock
- To son Melvin, my old breeding mare, my black mare and her colt and my pewter and the next largest iron pot
- My youngest colt named Pink to go to my grandchild Severn with my bed/furniture and all "the trifling things" belonging to my house, with my big chest, my two least iron pots. Severn to be in the care of his father until he comes of age.
Witnesses: Edward Creagh, Solomon Hastings (SxW-D:354)
John married (?) (?). ((?) (?) died before 1791 in Sussex Co., DE.)