15. William RATCLIFF1 was born on 15 September 1696 in Talbot County, Maryland. He died about 1724 at the age of 28 in Talbot County, Maryland.
William married Mary Fellows, daughter of Robert and Sarah Fellows, Third Haven Monthly Meeting, 1719, 9m, 26d. Mary received "Arcadia", 34 acres, from her father's estate. Robert and John Fellows, her brothers, were administrators of the estate. Mary remarried after the death of William, to John James, 1732.
William RATCLIFF and Mary FELLOWS were married in 1719 in Talbot County, Maryland. Mary FELLOWS, daughter of Robert FELLOW and Sarah LITTLEBOY, was born (date unknown).
f. 385-386. Feb 16, 1719. ROBERT and JOHN FELLOWS of Talbot County, for the brotherly love favour good will and affection which we have and do bear to our well loved sister, MARY FELLOWS, now MARY RATLIEFFE...give land containing 100 acres and four perches, it being part of two tracts of parcels of land, the on ecalled Abraham's Lott ye other part of Ar?adia lately purchased from William Bush?? [LDS Microfilm 014,496]
Mary must have married again to John James
Folio 14, p.75-77
6 May 1735 Mary James brought a deed of gift with one Certificate, to be enrolled among therecords of Talbot County. John and Pheby Fellow for love and affection to our sister Mary James, now the wife of John James, planter, confirm the tract called Abrahams Lott on north side of Tredhaven Creek, Pitts his bridge branch; line of Goughton, containing 58 acres. 6 May 1735. Signed: John (I) Fellow, Phebey (R) Fellow. Wit: Jos. Parrott, John Frith. John and Pheby Fellow appeared in court on 6 May 1735 to acknowledge the deed of gift to Mary James.
6 May 1735 Then comes John Fellow and brought a deed of sale with one Certificate to be enrolled among the records of Talbot County. John James and Mary his wife to John Fellow, for 30 #’s current money, the same 58 acresas above. Signed: John (+) James Junr, Mary (M) James. Wit: John Frith, Jos. Parrott. James and Mary appeared that day in court.
26d, 8m, 1732: The widow Mary (Fellows) Ratcliff has been married by a priest.
26d, 3m, 1736: Mary James, formerly Mary Ratcliff, gave unto this meeting a few lines condeming her disorderly marriage and that spirit by which she acted therein. (Vol 1, p. 482)