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Adam Hitch
(1658/1659-1731/1731)
Ann (?)
(Abt 1667-Abt 1704)
John Hitch
(Abt 1696-1762/1763)
Elizabeth (Baty) (?)
(Abt 1700-After 1762)
John Hitch
(1732-1765/1766)

 

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1. Frances Rencher?

John Hitch

  • Born: 11 Jul 1732, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Frances Rencher?
  • Died: 1765-1766, Somerset Co., MD

  

On Jul 11 1732, this John Hitch's birth was recorded in the Stepney Parish church records. In many of the early Somerset County Tax Lists, he was listed as "son of John" to distinguish him from John Hitch Jr., son of William Hitch.

In the 1750 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch is listed in the same household as Joshua Hitch, John Hitch Sr. (head of the household) and negroes Stafford and Will. In the 1751 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch is listed in the same household as Solomon Hitch and negro Rose. In the 1752 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1753 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1754 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch is listed in a household as the only taxable.

On Mar 27 1754, William Hitch, with Nehemiah and John Hitch, gave a deed of land to John Hitch (SoLR-B:26). This was land that was originally patented to Capt. Thomas Walker on May 12 1679, and conveyed to his son Thomas (the younger) at death and further conveyed as 1,450 acres called "High Suffolk" to Adam Hitch. On May 6 1728, Adam Hitch conveyed 400 acres of this to his son William Hitch who divided it equally among his four (4) sons, William, Thomas, Nehemiah and John through his will. Thomas died before reaching age 21 so his portion conveyed to William, the eldest son. Goes through metes and bounds of the 405 acre sub-tract again (see elsewhere). For 75, John Hitch bought the part assigned to Nehemiah Hitch as follows: Beginning at a marked white oak NE 124 perches, thence N57E 43 perches, thence SE 80 perches to a marked white oak, thence SW 164 perches to a marked hickory, thence NW 100 perches to the beginning containing 100 acres. The brother John Hitch is also referred to as John Hitch the younger here but he signs John Hitch Jr..

In the 1757 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, John Hitch is listed in a household as the only taxable.

In his father's will, written Sep 9 1762 and probated Mar 16 1763, this John Hitch received 150 acres of lands on "the plantation he now lives". In the will of John Taubert (Talbot), written Dec 16 1765 and probated Jan 16 1766, John Hitch was appointed Executor and indicated as his "bro-in-law" (Maryland Calendar of Wills 1764/67).

John Hitch probably died intestate as there is no will but the inventory of his estate was taken between Jan 1766 and Jan 1767 and valued at 210.9.11. Appraisers were listed as William Venables and George Handy; Creditors were George Handy and Jonathon Chathill; Next-of kin were Thomas Rencher and Joshua Hitch; and Administratrix was Francis Hitch. (MdPrI-91:13) On Nov 11 1767, Frances Hitch is named as administratrix of the estate of John Hitch, deceased, re-valued at 211.12.7. (MdPrA-58:5)

  

John Hitch's birth date, son of John and Elizabeth Hitch, is written in the Stepney Parish church records, Somerset County.

  

No will has been found for this John Hitch but he is appointed executor in John Taubert's will written Dec 16 1765 and the invemtory of John Hitch's estate commenrced in Jan 1766.


John married Frances Rencher?, daughter of Thomas Rencher and Bridget Shiles.




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