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Thomas Fooks
Sarah Dorrington
John Roach
Alice Hall
Benjamin Fooks
Katherine Roach
William Fooks
(Abt 1726-1774/1774)


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William Fooks

  • Born: Abt 1726, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Mary Brown? on 25 Mar 1747
  • Died: 17 Mar 1774-15 Apr 1774, Worcester Co., MD


William Fooks wrote his will on Mar 17 1774 and it was proven on Apr 15 1774 in Worcester Co., MD with the following provisions:
- To eldest son Jesse Fooks 50a of land part of tract "Long Acre" and part of "Fooks Cost", also a bond of Stephen Buchanis of 22 pounds, 12 shillings
- To wife Mary Fooks, remainder of "Long Acre" and "Fooks Cost" also 100a of "Forked Neck" (as "Foorte Neck"), when she dies, these go to youngest son Benjamin Fooks
- Also to Benjamin Fooks, negro boy named Dover and negro girl named Ester
- Leave all the corn and 'meete' that is now killed to my wife and only 5 barrels of pork. she should also have all the hands and all the team until this crop housed and to have all the crop that is made on the plantation I now live and one half of the crop made on the other two plantations
- I give Joseph Fooks, son of James Fooks, part of tract "Long Acre" taken up by John Roach in case he should live to age 21 or have a lawfully begotten heir
- To son William Fooks, a tract called "Summer Pasture" (as "Sommer Paster") 135a and part of "Bacon Quarter" of 48a, also the negro woman Hager and my horse Colte
- To son Daniel Fooks, tract "Little Worth" 150a, also negro girl Dinah when he comes to the age of 21 and if his mother dies before he reaches that age, he shall be possessed of her at that time
- To my two grandsons John and William Lingo, 10 pounds apiece
- To my daughter Tabitha Ennis (as Ennes), twenty pounds
- To daughter Abigail Ennis (as Abigil Ennes), twenty pounds
- If either son William Fooks or Daniel Fooks should die before the other, the survivor to get their legacy
- Appoint my brother Daniel Fooks as executor
Witnesses: Samuel Davis, Adam Christopher, Thomas Fooks (WoW-1769/83:240)

William married Mary Brown? on 25 Mar 1747.

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