- Born: Abt 1728, Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (1): Ann Collins on 22 Oct 1755 in Somerset Co., MD
- Died: 1765-1767, Somerset Co., MD
In the 1753 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, William Hitch was listed in a household with Solomon Hitch and negro Rose. This is his first time on the Tax List and might suggest he became age 15 at this time. In the 1754 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, William Hitch was listed in a household with Solomon Hitch and negro Rose. In the 1756 Tax List for Somerset County, Maryland, William Hitch is listed in a household with negro Frank.
On Feb 21 1757, John Hitch, with William Hitch, received a deed for 100 acres of land in "High Suffolk" for which they paid £60 to Solomon Hitch. This is part of 405 acres Adam Hitch gave to son William in 1728. Goes through metes and bounds of the 405 acres again. Mentions the 100 acres John Hitch Sr. purchased Mar 27 1754 that was Nehemiah Hitch's share of the 405 acres. Now William and John Hitch (of William), brothers, possess the remaining 305 acres which they are selling to John Hitch Sr. Begin at a marked white oak near the road side that passes between John Hitch Sr. and William Hitch and in the NE corner tree called on by John Hitch Sr. deed afsd thence along a line of marked trees dividing it partly from John Hitch Jr.(?) land NE 36 poles, thence along a line of marked trees NExN 158 poles, thence NWxN 72 poles, thence S44W 144 poles, thence S27W 57 poles, thence with a right line to the white oak beginning containing 100 acres. (SoLR-B-153)
On Oct 22 1755, William Hitch married Ann Collins (Stepney Parish Records).
On Mar 7 1757, John Hitch, with William Hitch, "planters", sold all that parcel of land in "High Suffolk" where said William now lives. On the north side of the Wicomico River (formerly called the Rockawalkin River) "in neck of land called Rockawalkin." Begin at a marked white oak standing at the SW end of a line of marked trees dividing it from part of said tract given by Adam Hitch to his son Solomon and on the west side of a glade that came byt where John Price formerly dwelled thence S46E 81 poles, thence NE 124 poles, thence N74E 50 poles, thence N77E 67 poles, thence NE 135 poles, thence NWxN 66 poles, thence WxN 14 poles to the afsd line of marked trees, thence to the first beginning - 200 acres of the original 1,450 acres of "High Suffolk". This was part of the 405 acres Adam Hitch gave to William Hitch in 1728 which went to sons William, Thomas, John and Nehemiah Hitch. William here became part to half of the 405 acres. John Hitch seems to appear here just to verify that he will not bring future claim to the land. They were paid £157 by George Wilson (SoLR-B:158).
On Apr 26 1764, William Hitch purchased 232 acres of land called "Green Meadow" for £65 from John Callaway (SoLR-B:221). On Apr 4 1765, the account of Mary Collins's estate was completed in Somerset County. In it is mentions a distribution paid to William Hitch (representative). (MdPrA-52:210) On Sep 21 1765, William Hitch sold a parcel of land called "Green Meadow" for £80 to Josiah Dashiell. This record mentions Ann Hitch, "his wife." (SoLR-D:9). Between Mar 10 1767 and Jun 10 1767, William Hitch's estate was inventoried at a value of £48.6.9. Appraisers were Thomas Moore and James English, next-of kin are listed as George Farrington and Robert Hitch with the Administratrix/Executrix as Ann Hitch (MdPrI Abstracts-1766/69). On Sep 3 1768, the Account records state "Ann Hitch, administratrix of William Hitch, deceased, £39.2.10½" (MdPrA-58:338).
William Hitch is listed for the first time on the Somerset County Tax Lists in 1753 suggesting he had reached age 15 near that time. (SoTL-1753)
No will for William Hitch has been found, however an inventory of his estate was conducted in early 1767 and he last shows up in the records when he sold land in Sep 1765.
William married Ann Collins on 22 Oct 1755 in Somerset Co., MD. (Ann Collins died after 1768 in Somerset Co., MD.)