John THOMPSON d/ 5 Mar 1751, planter, leaving widow – Yacomintye and 4 children, - William THOMPSON b/ 11 Mar 1739 - Cornelius THOMPSON b/ 20 Mar 1741 - John THOMPSON b/ 13 Dec 1743 - Ann THOMPSON b/ 1 Sep 1746, later w/o Angus McDONALD (he died long before 1787) John's will written 25 Sep 1748, spelled Thomson, in province of MD. Executrix was the widow; witnesses: William McKAY, Nicholas GARRETT and Mary MORFY. Land - "Thompson’s Hop Yard", "Derby Island", and "Fair Island"; these lands listed in petition. Inventory of John Thompson, dated 8 Aug 1751, listed as Negro SLAVES - CATE, BEN, PEGG, GEORGE, PETER and NAN. Creditors listed: James PEARRE with Mary PEARRE as nearest kin; and Christopher LOWNDES with Cornelius ELTING as nearest kin. ========================================================= Isaac ELTING was administrator of John THOMPSON’s estate; but, Isaac ELTING d/ 9 Jun 1756 (or 1 Oct 1756), leaving, widow - Mary (later m/ John CAREY) son - Cornelius ELTING (only child at writing of will but made provisions if others) sis/ Elizabeth KERRIC/FERRIE sis/ Iacomintye THOMPSON, dec'd - her children, .......William THOMPSON .......Cornelius THOMPSON .......John THOMPSON .......Anna THOMPSON Isaac wrote his will on 18 Mar 1756; the spelling of his name on the will was ELTINGE Executors were Rudolph ELTING and Mary ELTING, the widow. Witnesses: John KIMBOL, Thomas BEATTY Jr and William BARNS. Multitude of land tracts including: - "Darby Island", "Mill Curn", "Fair Island", "Hills", "Invention", "Sinicor Foard" (Seneca Ford?), "Fortun", "Mill Road", "Isaac Eltinge", "Eltinge Chains", "Grubby Hill", and "Partnership", all in Frederick County; - "Frogg Island" at mouth of Rock Creek. Mill is on land at Rock Creek that wife and Rodolphus ELTINGE, as executors, are asked to sell. Inventory of Isaac ELTINGER dated Jan 1758 included the following Negro SLAVES: LEACH, ANN, JACK, TOM, MARGARET, HANNAH, PETER, DAW, JOE, NANN, DINAH, CATE and another CATE. Copy of indenture for lease of 7 years for 600 pounds of tobacco yearly to Isaac ELTINGER, millar, by William TRACY, planter, both of Frederick County, for Derby Island lying between Walter EVENS and Cornelius ELTINGER on Potomac River, witnessed by Rodof ELTINGER and dated 2 Mar 1750. Isaac also had another indenture for lease dated 11 Mar 1751, with Thomas BREASTER, planter of Fairfax Co, Virginia. ===================================================== Rudolph ELTING d/ 1 Sep 1760, intestate, leaving widow - Sarah (later m/ Josias CLAPHAM) Sarah ELTING, the widow, as administrator, took possession of all the property, including that in trust for the children of John THOMPSON; and received profits from it, from the time of Rudolph’s death until about 1 Aug 1761, when she intermarried with Colonel Josias CLAPHAM/CLAPPIN. During this time, Mary ELTING (widow of Isaac) intermarried with John CARY. William JONES made agreement with Sarah ELTINGE for the plantation at the Mill on 17 Jul 1761. Zachariah ELLIS gave testimony at this time regarding Fair Island and walnut timber. Josias CLAPHAM made oath that in 1762, he called upon William SMALLWOOD who lived on the plantation, formerly belonging to John THOMPSON, near the Great Falls in Maryland; and asked for rent which Smallwood claimed he had paid to Rudolph ELTING. On 29 Sep 1773, Samuel SCHOOLEY, a Quaker, made oath he had paid for repairs done on mill at Seneca Mill in Virginia currency. Testimony regarding waste of timber – by Richard HOPKINS of full age, stated 13 or 14 years ago he assisted Rodolphus ELTING down the river with a raft of walnut logs, which was taken from the bank of Derby Island with about 16 or 17 logs, and they landed them at William PRITCHETT’s landing , now Joseph EVANS’, and rolled them on the bank (dated 13 Nov 1773). William NODAY testified he remembered William HOLLYFIELD rented Long Island, belonging to Isaac ELTING, for payment of tobacco for about two or three years; and part of the time, Matthew BRADLY worked on the island. He claimed he rented the island for three years and produced a receipt signed by Rodolpheus ELTING for 6 pounds Spanish money for his rent in 1757, and a receipt dated 21 Jul 1758 signed by Sarah ELTING also in Spanish money. The last year he used Virginia currency and grew tired of the place, because his labour was being destroyed by his neighbors’ creatures. He claimed Hollyfield and Bradly rented it before him and William ELLET after him; but, knows not about rent on the latter (This dated 13 Nov 1773). The court ruled on 4 May 1775 for the sum of 1,480 pounds, 16 shillings, 6 pence cm be paid to the Thompson heirs by Josias CLAPHAM and w/Sarah and John CARY and w/Mary; but, the latter parties opposed the amount of payment. On 26 May 1788, Commissioners of Montgomery County were appointed: Benjamin STODDART, William Hammond DORSEY, Charles WORTHINGTON and Thomas L. JOHNS. Distribution of Isaac ELTING’s estate shows 1/3 to the widow; 1/3 to Elizabeth FERRIE, and the remaining 1/3 to the four Thompson heirs.
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