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Genealogy of Samuel Austin
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Samuel, only surviving son of Henry and Elizabeth Lyles Austin, continued living in Calvert County, Maryland. By 1730, Samuel was married to Elizabeth Marshall, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Marshall. They had eleven surviving children when Samuel’s will was written in 1763. Some of their children moved to Virginia, specifically Albemarle County.
Samuel Austin’s will of 1763 read:
“In the name of God amen. I Samuel Austin of Calvert County in the province of Maryland, planter being in good health of body and of sound anal perfect mind and memory, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I desire that my debts may be paid and discharged at the discretion of my executor hereafter named and as touching the temporal estate that it hath been pleased God to bestow upon me I do give and bequeath in manner and form following.
First I do give and bequeath unto my son William Austin that part of my land to the westward of the church rode and his heirs forever and one negro boy named George and one negro woman named Sarah.
Next I do give and bequeath unto my son James Austin and his heirs forever all my land to the eastward of the church rode and one negro boy named Abraham.
Next I do give and bequeath unto my son Henry Austin one negro woman Priss.
Next I do give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Austin one negro boy named Dick.
Next I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Austin one negro girl named Rachel.
Next I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Eleanor Austin one negro girl named Sall.
My further will and pleasure is that the above named children may not have these negroes till their mother’s decease and all the remainder of my estate I do give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Austin during her life, and after her decease to be equally divided between all my children; that is to say, Elizabeth, Virlinday, Mary, Rebecca, Samuel, Henry, Thomas, James, Margaret, William and Eleanor. And I do hereby constitide ordain and appoint my loving wife Elizabeth Austin whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament in witness hereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of September/December 1763–
Samuel Austin (Seal)
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us
Thomas (T) Stone His mark
William (T) Stone His mark
The above will was entered for probate the 29th Jan. 1765by Thomas and William Stone.
201 Samuel Austin born circa 1710 Calvert Co., Maryland married circa 1730 Elizabeth Marshall died before 29 Jan. 1765 Calvert Co. Maryland.
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