- Born: 31 Oct 1687, Somerset Co., MD 2
- Marriage (1): Rachel Humphreys about 1715 in Somerset Co., MD
- Died: Apr 1730, Somerset Co., MD
In the 1724 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, William Hitch is listed in a household with Edward MaLamery. In the 1725 Tax List for Nanticoke Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, William Hitch is listed in a household as the only taxable. In the 1727 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, William Hitch is listed in a household as the only taxable. His house is adjacent to those of Adam/Elget Hitch, Saml Hitch, and Jno Hitch. On May 6 1728, William Heatch received a deed of gift for 405 acres of land from his father Adam Heatch and "Mary, his wife" (SoLR-SH:26). In the 1728 Tax List for Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland, William Hitch is listed in a household as the only taxable.
William Hitch's will was probated on Apr 10 1730 as follows:
∑I give my real estate to sons William, Thomas, John, and Nehemiah, the eldest to have first choice.
∑To my son Ezekiel I give £10 to be paid to him when he reaches the age of eighteen.
∑All sons to be free at age 18.
∑Wife to be executrix.
∑To my daughter Rachel a bed and other household goods.
∑My father, Thomas Humphries, and my brother Solomon Heatch to be trustees.
Testator: John Heatch, Samuel Heatch, and Cornelius Linch (Wills:20, 63; also SoW-EB9:131, also SoWorig).
William Heatch's estate was inventoried between May 6 1730 and Feb 15 1730/31 at a value of £101.2.6 with appraisers Isaac Handy and John Handy; creditors Timothy Atkinson and Solomon Heatch; next-of-kin listed as Solomon Heatch and John Heatch and Administratrix/Executrix was Rachel Heatch. (MdPrI-16:174). On Aug 18 1731, the records show, Rachel Heatch executrix of Wm. Heatch "to the dec'd estate then acct for" £101.2.6. Adam Heatch and Thomas Gillis, sureties. (SoJ-1730/33:144).
William married Rachel Humphreys, daughter of Thomas Humphreys and Mary King, about 1715 in Somerset Co., MD. (Rachel Humphreys was born about 1695 and died after 18 Aug 1731 in Somerset Co., MD.)