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?? William Or John ?? Hitch
(Abt 1630-)
William Elgate Jr.
(Abt 1644-Bef 1738)
Sarah Keene
Adam Hitch
(1658/1659-1731/1731)
Hannah (Ann) Elgate
(1680/1685-1715/1716)
Catherine Hitch
(Abt 1714-1776/1781)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Thomas Byrd Jr.

2. Benjamin Byrd

Catherine Hitch

  • Born: Abt 1714, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Thomas Byrd Jr. in 1731-1738 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (2): Benjamin Byrd after 16 Mar 1757 in Somerset Co., MD 1
  • Died: 24 Oct 1776-06 Dec 1781, Somerset Co., MD

  

On Jan 16 1730/31, "Catterine" Heatch received a deed of gift of "one negro girl called Sarah" from her father Adam Heatch (SoLR-SH:296). On Aug 1 1738, William Elgate gave 150 acres of land called "Jeshimon" to Catherine Byrd, wife of Thomas Byrd Jr., and daughter of Hannah Hitch.

Catherine (Hitch) Byrd's will was written on Oct 24 1776 and proved in Somerset County on Dec 6 1781. In it, she leaves: ĚTo grandsons Henry Dulaney and Joshua Byrd Roberts, all my land to be equally divided ĚTo my ten grandchildren and if Joshua Byrd Roberts should die without issue then his part to grandson Benjamin Roberts ĚTo grandson Henry Dulaney one negro boy Sam ĚTo Joshua Byrd Roberts on negro Levin ĚTo granddaughter Anna Roberts one negro Nan ĚTo three grandchildren ú50 which my son Joshua left me to be equally divided ĚMy whole estate in the hands of Robert Hitch to pay out when grandchildren become of age Robert Hitch named executor. Witnesses: Joshua Humphriss, Joseph Humphriss, Jesse Byrd. Fisher Roberts listed as administrator on Feb 12 1782. (SoWorig, B13, F42)

  

Catherine (Hitch) Byrd's will was written on Oct 24 1776 and probated Dec 6 1781. (SoWorig, Box 13, Folder 42).


Catherine married Thomas Byrd Jr., son of Thomas Byrd Sr. and Sarah Elgate, in 1731-1738 in Somerset Co., MD. (Thomas Byrd Jr. was born in 1711-1714 in Somerset Co., MD and died on 01 Jul 1754-16 Mar 1757 in Somerset Co., MD.)


Catherine next married Benjamin Byrd, son of Thomas Byrd Sr. and Sarah Elgate, after 16 Mar 1757 in Somerset Co., MD.1 (Benjamin Byrd was born about 1720 in Somerset Co., MD and died about 1773 1.)


Sources


1 Byrd Family GEDCOM from Walt Wilson of Huntsville, Aalabama, received via America OnLine on 3/10/96, 17:46:19. Also, conversed with him by telephone the same day.


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