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Mary Stockley 1

  • Born: 12 Mar 1737, Sussex Co., DE
  • Marriage (1): Judge John B. Wiltbank on 12 Mar 1751
  • Died: 15 Mar 1795, Sussex Co., DE 2
  • Buried: Abt 18 Mar 1795, Wiltbank Cemetery, Lewes, Sussex Co., DE


Mary Wiltbank, widow of Lewes
10 March 1795
To granddaughters Mary and Ann Wiltbank (daughters of Cornelius and Nancy) - 50 pounds each
To Maria Batson (daughter of Kendle and Margaret Batson) - 50 pounds to be paid at the age of 21 years or day of marriage. The interest on the 50 pounds to be paid to Maria's mother Margaret annually until Maria is 21 years old or married
To granddaughter Mary Hall - 50 pounds
To grandsons John, James and Peter Hall - 50 pounds to be paid as they arrive to full age and one fifth share of residue of estate. In case my daughter Elizabeth Hall should be left a widow during the minority of any or all of said children, it is my desire that the interest should be paid to Elizabeth . If Elizabeth is not widowed, the interest should be paid to the four children as they are to full age
To Elizabeth Wiltbank (daughter of my son John Wiltbank) - 50 pounds
To the next eldest daughter of my son John - 50 pounds. But if he should not have another daughter, then the 50 pounds to Elizabeth
To the first or eldest daughter that Mary Shankland may have - 50 pounds to be laid out in silver plate and on failure of issue in the female line, this to be given to her son or sons
To grandson Thomas Emery - 50 pounds to be paid when he is of full age and I desire that my son J__ Wiltbank act as guardian for the legacy
To daughter Polly Shankland - my Negro woman named Nance "untill she arrives to Thirty years of age, at which age it is my Will and desire shall be free; and in case her husband Aaron is able and desirous of purchasing her freedom before, I desire she may be sold to him on reasonable terms. And I do also give unto my said daughter Polly or Mary a half a dozen silver teaspoons and a pair of Sugar Tongs"
To son James Wiltbank - 50 pounds to be laid out in silver plate, my best bed, curtains and furniture and 6 silver tablespoons
To my friend Sarah Stockley (sister of Woodman Stockley Esq.) - cow and calf as token of my regard for her
To daughter Mary Shankland - 3 garments of my wearing apparel as she choices
To daughter Elizabeth Hall - rest of apparel
"And further it is my Will and desire that if any of my children or their representatives shall or may exat recover or receive from my son John their share or shares of an account standing against him on the books of my deceased husband or any part thereof, then and in that case it is my will that such Sum or Sums shall be paid over and unto the said John out of their several or respective of the residue of my estate
To my four children Cornelius, John Mary and James - rest and residue of estate
Executor: sons Cornelius and James
Witness: Daniel Rodney, Caleb Rodney, Ruth Russell
10 April 1795 Then came

Mary married Judge John B. Wiltbank, son of Cornelius Wiltbank and Comfort Roades, on 12 Mar 1751. (Judge John B. Wiltbank was born on 10 Dec 1731 in Sussex Co., DE, died on 12 Jul 1792 in Sussex Co., DE 2 3 and was buried about 15 Jul 1792 in Wiltbank Cemetery, Lewes, Sussex Co., DE.)


1 "Wiltbank of Sussex County, Delaware" by John G. Herndon, PA Genealogy Society Magazine, Volume XVIII - No. 1, December 1950.

2 Wiltbank Bible Records (probably of Cornelius, son of Judge John Wiltbank family (1731-1792)).

3 DE Probate Records.

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