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William Elgate Jr.
(Abt 1644-Bef 1738)
Sarah Keene
Thomas Byrd Sr.
Sarah Elgate
(-Bef 1752)
Thomas Byrd Jr.


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1. Catherine Hitch

Thomas Byrd Jr.

  • Born: 1711-1714, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Hitch in 1731-1738 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Died: 01 Jul 1754-16 Mar 1757, Somerset Co., MD


Thomas Byrd's will was written July 1, 1754 and probated March 16, 1757. In it, he devises: - to son Elgate Byrd 150 acres of land called "Jesemon" and 50 acres called "Elgats Lott" - to son Thomas Byrd, manor plantation including 50 acres of "Elgats Lott" and 50 acres "Hacilah" given to Sarah Byrd by William Elgate - to son Benjamin Byrd, plantation on Quantico Branch, 150 acres called "Partner's Choice" - to daughter Mary Byrd, a girl Nico - to daughter Betty Byrd, a negro girl Hanah, a feather bed and furniture - to son Joshua Byrd, a negro girl Ester and a walnut desk - to well beloved wife Catherine Byrd, a "mair" and side saddle and 1/3 of estate. Witnesses: Moses Driskill, Thomas Humphris, Benjamin Byrd. (Somerset County Wills, Liber EB4, Folio 59)


Byrd Family Genealogy from Walt Wilson of Huntsville, Alabama received via electronic mail Mar 10 1996 (17:46:19). Also, conversed with Mr. Wilson by telephone the same day.


Thomas Byrd's will was written Jul 1 1754 and probated Mar 16 1757. (SoW-EB4:59).

Thomas married Catherine Hitch, daughter of Adam Hitch and Hannah (Ann) Elgate, in 1731-1738 in Somerset Co., MD. (Catherine Hitch was born about 1714 in Somerset Co., MD and died on 24 Oct 1776-06 Dec 1781 in Somerset Co., MD.)

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