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Adam Hitch
(1658/1659-1731/1731)
Ann (?)
(Abt 1667-Abt 1704)
James Hardy Sr.
(1671-1725/1727)
(?) (?)
(-After 1727)
Samuel Hitch
(1703-1750)
Rachel Hardy
(Abt 1705-1771/1773)
Robert Hitch
(Abt 1730-1767/1768)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Eve* Hitch

Robert Hitch

  • Born: Abt 1730, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Eve* Hitch on 14 Feb 1752 in Stepney Parish, Somerset Co., MD
  • Died: 09 Oct 1767-24 Mar 1768, Somerset Co., MD

  

Robert Hitch is listed for the first time in the Somerset County Tax Lists for the year 1748 in the same household as his father Samuel. I might be assumed that Robert reached age 15 around this time, putting his birth year at circa 1733.

In the 1748 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Robert Hitch is listed in a household with Samuel Hitch (head of the household) and negro Robin. In the 1749 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Robert Hitch is listed in a household with Samuel Hitch (head of the household) and negro Jack. In the 1750 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Robert Hitch is listed in a household with Samuel Hitch (head of the household) and negro Jack.

On Feb 14 1751/52, Robert and Eve Hitch were married. (Stepney Parish Records)

In the 1752 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Robert Hitch is listed in a household with Adam Hitch and negro Jack. In the 1753 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Robert Hitch is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1754 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Robert Hitch is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1757 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Robert Hitch is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1759 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, Robert Hitch is listed in a household as the only taxable.

Joseph Hitch was also one of the appraisers of the inventory of John Tolbert of Worcester Co. on Aug 4 1766 where Robert Hitch "Of Sam'l" was listed as a creditor. (WoI-1762/84:226,227)

Robert Hitch had an account at John Nelms' store in Salisbury, Maryland where, in 1767, he bought a chest lock, needles and rum.

Robert Hitch's will was written on Oct 9 1767 and probated on Mar 24 1768 (MdPrW-36:288; also MdOW:F133). In it, "Robert Hitch Sr." left his dwelling house and 212 acre plantation called "High Suffolk" to his oldest son Isaac. He left 5 to his next oldest son Samuel to be paid when he reached 20 years old and the same to his next oldest son Nathan. He left thirds to his wife Eve. He also left his two youngest sons Samuel and Nathan to the care of Joseph Hitch Sr. and Joseph Hitch Jr. to bind them out to any trade when they reach age 15 until they are age 20. He also left Joshua Bennett an "olfin" boy if he stays with wife until his time is up, one two year old heifer. Witnesses to the will were: William Handy, Joshua Hitch Sr., and Joseph Hitch Jr. Between Apr 11 and Jun 23 1768, Robert Hitch's estate was inventoried at a value of 25.0.11. Appraisers were William Adams and George Vinson; creditors were George Handy and Joseph Hitch; next-of kin listed were Joseph Hitch and Benjamin Hitch: and executrix was Eve Hitch (MdPrI Abstracts-1766/69).

  

Robert Hitch is listed for the first time in the Somerset County Tax Lists for the year 1748 suggesting that he had reached age 15 around this time. (SoTL-1748)

  

Robert Hitch's will was written Oct 9 1767 and probated Mar 24 1768 (MdPrW-36:288; also MdOW:F133).


Robert married Eve* Hitch, daughter of Solomon Hitch and Rebecca Clark, on 14 Feb 1752 in Stepney Parish, Somerset Co., MD. (Eve* Hitch was born about 1727 in Somerset Co., MD and died about Apr 1790 in Sussex Co., DE.)


  

The date of marriage for Robert and Eve Hitch is given in the Stepnet Parish church records (1751 - old style).



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