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Peter Carrico’s 1764 Will – Charles County Maryland

You have no idea how happy I am to have a copy of this will!  Peter Carrico is my 5th great-grandfather.  My mother was a Carrico and her line goes directly back to Peter through her father.   Through her mother’s line she is also descended from Peter Carrico – Martha Ann Carrico (a descendant of Peter) married William Peter Montgomery in 1862, making Peter Carrico also my 6th great-grandfather.

Notice the large name of the deceased above the will – and the county written at the top of the page.  Very easy to find a particular will.

Charles County Maryland Will Book 5, Pages 320-321

Peter Carrico Will

In the name of God, Amen.  The 14th day of April, I, Peter Carrico, of Charles County, planter, in the province of Maryland, being in health and of sound and perfect memory, thanks be to almighty God for it, and calling to remembrance the uncertain state of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call, do make, constitute, ordain and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, revoking and annulling by these presents all and every testament and testaments, will and wills, heretofore by me made and declared either by word or writing and this to be taken only for my last will and testament and none other, and first being penitent and sorry, from the bottom of my heart for my sins past, most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same, I give and commit my soul unto almighty God, my savior and redeemer in atone and by the merits of Jesus Christ, I trust and believe assuredly to be saved, and to have redemption and forgiveness of all my sins and that my soul, with my body at the general resurrection shall rise again, with joy and through the merits of Christ’s death and possess and inherit the kingdom of heaven prepared for his elect and chosen, and my body to be buried in such place and where it shall please my friends, hereafter named, to appoint my  loving wife Margaret, my loving son John, my loving son Thomas Ignatius, my loving son James, my loving son Bartholomew, my loving son Bazil.

Item.  I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Margaret Carrico, all that tract of land called Maidstone during her natural life and when she is dead to be equally divided among

My four sons, that is to say, John, Thomas Ignatius and Bartholomew and Bazil.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my loving wife Margaret a tract of land called Carrico’s Hope during her natural life and when she is dead to my loving son James.

In witness herein I have set my hand and fixed my seal this 14th day of April in the year of our Lord 1764.

Peter Carrico

Test.  John Yates, John Armstrong

On the back of the foregoing will was endorsed.

Charles County 18th October 1765, came John Yates and made oath on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God that he saw Peter Carrico, the testator, sign and seal the within will and heard him publish and desire it to be his last will and testament and that at the time of his so doing was, to the best of his apprehension, of sound and disposing mind and memory and that he, together with James Armstrong, the other witness severally subscribed as witnesses to the said will in the presence of the testator and at his request.

D. Jenifer, D. C.

1833 Nuncupative Will of William Montgomery

In 1833 cholera ran rampant in most of Kentucky.  Many, many people died, several in a family, sometimes the entire family.  My gr-gr-gr-grandfather, William Peter Montgomery, was one of those who died of the dread disease in Washington County on June 19, 1833.  Yesterday, while at the courthouse in Springfield, I checked the probate records and found his nuncupative will – meaning an oral will that is written down by others.  Evidently he was too ill to even sign the document.  William’s wife, Polly (Yates), was eight months pregnant with their sixth child, William Peter, my ancestor, was born about six weeks or so after the death of his father.  The older children were Charles W. Montgomery, Martha E. Montgomery, Henry L. Montgomery, Mary Rebecca Montgomery and Frances Edwina Montgomery.

Son William Peter married Martha Ann Carrico December 30, 1862.  The couple had ten children, including my great-grandfather, Robert E. Lee Montgomery.

scan200The Montgomery’s from William Peter and Martha Ann on are buried at St. Dominic Cemetery in Springfield.  That parish began in 1843, after the cholera epidemic.  Springfield City Cemetery, also known as Cemetery Hill, has a monument dedicated to those who lost their lives during the cholera epidemics of 1833 and 1854.  An unnamed black gentleman cared for and buried the victims.  There are approximately 106 victims in unmarked graves.  I assume William Montgomery is buried here, but cannot be sure.

img_0885William Montgomery’s Will or last request.  1st That all his property, real, personal or mixt, be left to his wife Polly during her single life, 2nd if she should marry again she is only to have what she brought with her or had at the time of their marriage, 3rd the Estate to be at her death equally divided between all his children, 4th he appoints William Yates jointly with his wife as executors to manage his affairs to take care of his children and pay his debts, etc.

Samuel Montgomery, William Yates

img_0886At a County Court began and held for Washington County at the Courthouse in Springfield on Monday the 22nd day of July, 1833.  This nuncupative will of William Montgomery, deceased, was produced in court and proved by the oaths of Samuel Montgomery and William Yates, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the nuncupative will of William Montgomery, deceased, and ordered to be recorded accordingly in will Book E page 147.

William B. Booker

Original Marriage Certificate – Montgomery – Carrico

Original Marriage Certificate

William P. Montgomery and Martha Ann Carrico

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This is to Certify That on the 30th day of December, 1862, the Rites of Marriage were legally solemnized by me, between William P. Montgomery and Martha Ann Carrico at Edward Carrico’s in the County of Washington in the presence of William Edelen and Lucy McIntire.  Signed:  John Ryan, O.S.D.

William P. Montgomery and Martha Ann Carrico are my gr-gr-grandparents.  William was the son of William Peter Montgomery and Mary Polly Yates.  His father died June 19, 1833, during a cholera outbreak in Washington County, Kentucky, two months before William was born, August 7.   Martha  Ann Carrico was the daughter of Edward Carrico and Matilda Catherine Dillehay.  She was born October 26, 1839.  They were both descendants of Maryland pioneers who made the journey from Charles County, Maryland, to Washington County, Kentucky in the latter 1790’s.

After marriage, William and Martha’s union produced ten children:  John Thomas, Robert E. Lee, Anna Laura, William Edward, Mary C., Samuel Howard, Louise Mary “Lilly”, Charles Hampton, Frances B. and Sarah Isabelle Montgomery.

Both William and Martha lived to advance ages.  William died August 22, 1910, and Martha, October 17, 1921.  Both are buried in St. Dominic Catholic Church Cemetery, in Springfield, Kentucky.  They spent their entire lives in Washington County.

Today In Genealogy History – October 26

Martha Ann Carrico was born 174 years ago – October 26, 1839 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Martha was the daughter of Edward Carrico and Matilda Catherine Dillehay.  She married William Peter Montgomery December 30, 1862.  Martha and William had 10 children:  John Thomas, Robert E. Lee, Anna Laura, William Edward, Mary C., Samuel Howard, Louise Mary, Charles Hampton, Frances B. and Sarah Isabelle Montgomery.

Today In Genealogy History – October 17

Martha Ann Carrico Montgomery died 92 years ago – October 17, 1921 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Martha was the daughter of Edward Carrico and Matilda Catherine Dillehay, born October 26, 1839.  She married William Peter Montgomery, December 30, 1862.  Martha and William had 10 children:  John Thomas, Robert E. Lee, Anna Laura, William Edward, Mary C., Samuel Howard, Louise Mary, Charles Hampton, Frances B. and Sarah Isabelle Montgomery.

Today In Genealogy History – September 15

Robert E. Lee Montgomery was born 148 years ago – September 15, 1865 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Robert was the son of William Peter Montgomery and Martha Ann Carrico.  He married Frances Barber Linton in February, 1893.  Robert and Frances had 7 children:  Mary Alice, Anna Margaret, Laura Frances, Lillian Catherine, Robert Lee, Edward Linton and Benjamin Montgomery.

Today In Genealogy History – August 22

William Peter Montgomery died 103 years ago – August 22, 1910 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  William was the son of William Peter Montgomery and Mary Polly Yates, born August 7, 1833, six weeks after his father died of cholera.  William married Martha Ann Carrico December 30, 1862.  They had 10 children:  John Thomas, Robert E. Lee, Anna Laura, William Edward, Mary C., Samuel Howard, Louise Mary “Lilly”, Charles Hampton, Frances B. and Sarah Isabelle Montgomery.