386. Documentation for Phunback Pritchett
(Aft 1695 to 1769)
father of Elizabeth Pritchett
(Abt 1736 to 1775-1785)
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Phunback Pritchett was born after 1695 and died between August 26 and November 17, 1769.(1) The name Phunback Pritchett is spelled a number of ways in various historical records. This writer will spell the name as Phunback Pritchett except where he cites a historical record, in which case the writer will use the name as spelled in the document.
Phunback was the son of John Pritchett and his wife Margery Price.(2) He is mentioned in his father's will. Phunback was not 16 years old at the time his father died in 1711. A brief history of the Pritchett family is included as APPENDIX TWO at the end of the REFERENCE section of this document.(3)
John Pritchett, the father of Phunback, was born June 24, 1641, in Talbot, Maryland and he died in 1711 in Apes Hill, Dorchester County, Maryland.(4) John Pritchett married Margery Price about 1680 in Talbot, Maryland. Margery Price was born November 10, 1677, in Calvert, Somerset County, Maryland.(5) Margery (Price) Pritchett died in 1699/1700 in Apes Hill, Dorchester County, Maryland. She was the daughter of John Price and his wife Margery, last name unknown.
"Dr. John Pritchett when he first came to Dorchester County, to live, he made the beautiful plantation 'Apes Hill' his home. Later, when his son Zebulon married he gave Zebulon 'Apes Hill' and he moved to his adjoining plantation 'The Hope'. These two plantations adjoining each other, on the Upper Straights of Hungar [Honga] River, almost out to the Chesapeake Bay, are still two of the finest locations in Dorchester County. Both of these properties are today owned by wealthy people who use them in Winter as gunning shores, and in Summer, as Summer homes. Both of these plantations remained in the Pritchett family for over 225 years, being entailed by their first owner Dr. John Pritchett. There is much tradition that has been handed down from one generation to another, how when Dr. John Pritchett first came to Dorchester County, that he was kind to the Indians, and administered to their needs, as well as the white man, and the Indians respected him and his family. To honor one of these old Indian Chiefs, it is said he named one of his sons 'Phunback'. Whether this tradition is true, we do not know, however we do know that he did name one of his sons 'Phunback'."(6)
The locations of Apes Hill and The Hope are identified in the book "The Early Settlers of Dorchester County and Their Lands" by Calvin W. Mobray and Mary I. Mobray.
Phunback Pritchett acquired several tracts of land during his lifetime:
1) The Irish Hope (7)
2) Addition to the Irish Hope (8)
Phunback Pritchett probably married about 1717-1725. The name of his wife is unknown. Phunback Prichett wrote his will on August 26, 1769 and it was probated November 17, 1769.(9) A summary of his will follows:
I Phunback Prichett ...
To my son Thomas Prichett all that tract of land called the Hope, also five pounds.
To my son Zebulon Prichett all that tract of land called Irish Hope and all the
Addition to Irish Hope. Also all my part of that tract called Timothy's Prevention.
To my son Jabus Prichett all that tract of land called Apes Hill.
To my daughter Rachel Willin five pounds in goods and chattels and one feather bed and furniture.
To my son Edward Pritchert five pounds cash.
To my son Arthur Pritchet five pounds cash.
To my daughter Elizabeth Goutee one gold guinea.
To my grandson Thomas Wingate five shillings.
The remaineder after my wife's third is taken to four children: Jabus Pritchett, Zebulon Pritchett, Jane Prichet and Kissiah Pritchet.
My son Jabus Prichet to be my executor; in case of his death or disability, then Zebulon Prichett.
Witnessed by Robert Scott, John Scott, Robert Scott, Jr.
17 November 1769 Jabus Pritchett testified that the will was that of Phunback
17 November 1769 Robert Scott and Robert Scott, Jr. swore to the signature of
Phunback Pritchett before John Goldborough.
Edward Pritchett, a brother of Phunback Pritchett, died in 1761. The will of Edward Pritchett helps identify some of the children of Phunback Prittchett. Edward Pritchett was born in 1732 in Dorchester County, Maryland.
Will of Edward Prichett, brother of Phunback Prichett (10)
PRICHET, EDWARD, Dorcester County.
To my brother Lot Prichet, 8 pistoles, & to Edward Prichet, his son, an English guinea.
To Edward, son of Phunback Prichet, 8 pistoles.
To Evans Prichet, son of John Prichet deceased, a 4-pistole piece.
To Henry Fisher, son of Henry Fisher, a 4-pistole piece.
To John MacNemara Sr., a 4-pistole piece.
To William Prichet, son of Zebulon Prichet, 3 English guineas & a buccaneer gun.
To Jabus Prichet & Thomas Prichet, sons of Phunback Prichet, 1 pistole each.
To Mary Prichet, daughter of Phunback Prichet, an English guinea.
To Benja. Todd, son of Benjamin Todd, an English guinea.
To Levin Prichet, son of Phunback Prichet, my lands on the strates: The Hope 70a &
part of The Addition to Hope.
To Arthur Prichet, son of Phunback Prichet, Ringwood (part of my dw. plntn.), Prichet's Meadows 40a, & part of The Addition to The Hope, & if Levin or Arthur
dies without male issue, said lands to Thomas Prichet, son of Phunback Prichet.
To Edward Prichet, son of Edward Prichet, at age 16, 2 guineas.
The residue to my brother Phunback Prichet & his 2 sons Levin & Arthur, equ. div., & if either dies, Jabus is to have an equal share.
Extrs: said brother Phunback Pritchet & his sons Arthur & Levin.
Witnesses: Robert Scott, Shadrack Fallen, Levin Fallin.
6 Feb. 1761, sworn to by Shadrack & Levin Fallin.
From the wills of Phunback and Edward Pritchett, we know the children of Phunback Pritchett were as follows:
1) Thomas (mentioned in will of Phunback Pritchett)
2) Zebulon (mentioned in will of Phunback Pritchett)
3) Jabus (mentioned in will of Phunback Pritchett)
4) Rachel (mentioned in will of Phunback Pritchett) - married John Willin by 1769 (11)
5) Edward (mentioned in will of Phunback Pritchett)
6) Arthur (mentioned in will of Phunback Pritchett)
7) Elizabeth (mentioned in will of Phunback Pritchett) - married John Gouty(Goute or Gootee) 17 Nov 1769 (12)
8) daughter - married a Wingate - her son was Thomas Wingate (grandson Thomas Wingate mentioned in will of Phunback Pritchett, she apparently died between 1761 and 1769 because it seems likely she would have been, and perhaps was, mentioned in the will of Edward Pritchett, Phunback Pritchett's brother who died in 1761.
9) Jane (mentioned in will of Phunback Pritchett)
10) Kissiah (or Keziah) (mentioned in will of Phunback Pritchett)
11) Mary (not mentioned in will of Phunback Pritchett but she was mentioned in will of Edward Pritchett, brother of Phunback Pritchett, as a daughter of Phunback Pritchett) She could have married a Wingate and she could have been the mother of Thomas Wingate. She could have married William Willey. She apparently died between 1761 and 1769.
12) Levin (mentioned in will of Edward Pritchett, brother of Phunback Pritchett, as son of Phuback Pritchett) Not mentioned in Phunback Pritchett's will. Apparently died between 1761 and 1769.
Other records that mention of Phunback Pritchett are found in the following sources:
In an Account for Phunback Pritchett by his brother Jabez (or Jabus) Pritchett, November 12, 1770, John Goutee is identified as the husband of Elizabeth Goutee and that John Goutee was paid a legacy from the Phunback Pritchet estate.(13) Dorchester County Inventories, Accounts, Bonds and Final Distributions, Liber 65, Folio 9 12 Nov. 1770 Account of Jabez Pritchet for Phunback Pritchet Paid monies to Arthur Pritchet, Thomas Pritchet, Rachel Willing legacy paid to her husband John Willing, Elizabeth Goutee a legacy paid to her husband John Goutee Sureties: Arthur Pritchet, John Wingate.
In a document related to the estate of Phunback Pritchett, John Gootee is identified as owing a separate debt to the estate.(14) Liber 103, Folio 211 Recorded 7 Feb 1770 List of Seperate Debts due estate of Phunback Pritchett by Jabus Pritchett exec.: Levi Willin, George Slacomb, John Gootee, Stephen Mister, and John Wingate List of Desperate Debts: John Bolts, Levin Pritchett, Capt. Charles Hall, William Willin, and Mathew Travers
In Dorchester County Inventories, Accounts, Bonds and Final Distributions we find the following documents that mention Phunback Pritchett:
Liber 66, Folio 83 5 Sept. 1771 - Final Account Additional acct. of Jabez Pritchet Ex. of Phunback Pritchet Paid legacy left to grandson Thomas Wingate to Philip Wingate Guardian. Sureties: Arthur Pritchet, John Wingate
Liber 103, Folio 211 Recorded 7 Feb 1770 List of Seperate Debts due estate of Phunback Pritchett by Jabus Pritchett exec.: Levi Willin, George Slacomb, John Gootee, Stephen Mister, and John Wingate List of Desperate Debts: John Bolts, Levin Pritchett, Capt. Charles Hall, William Willin, and Mathew Travers
Liber 103, Folio 207 Taken 29 Jan. 1770 Presented 7 Feb. 1770 by Jabus Pritchett, Exec. Inventory of Phunback Pritchett Appraisors: Robert Scott, William Dean Nearest of Kin: Jean (X) Macnamara, Arthur Pritchett Creditors: Arthur Pritchett, Thomas (X) Pritchett Total: £ 472 - 10 – 3
Elizabeth Pritchett, daughter of Phunback Pritchett, married John Gouty on November 17, 1769, in Dorchester, Maryland.(15) Elizabeth Pritchett was born about 1736 and she probably died about 1775 to 1785.
Elizabeth Pritchett is not mentioned in the will of Edward Prichet, a brother of her father Phunback Pritchett. However, several brothers and sisters of Elizabeth Pritchett are named in the will of Edward Pritchet. Those named who were children of Phunback Pritchett included Edward, Jabus, Thomas, Mary, Levin, and Arthur. If we assume Elizabeth Pritchett was about 18 to 20 years old at the time she married John Gouty in 1769, Elizabeth may have been under the age of 10 at the time the Edward Prichet will was written on October 21, 1760, and perhaps thus she was left out. We know another daughter of Phunback Pritchett was not mentioned in the will of his brother, Edward Pritchett. Rachel Pritchett, also a daughter of Phunback Pritchett, married John Willingh by 1769.
John Gouty died in Caroline County, Maryland, on August 4, 1818. He is mentioned in census records and he signed the Fidelity Oath in 1778 in Caroline County, Maryland.(16)
John Gouty and Elizabeth Pritchett were the parents of five children:
1. Rhoda probably was born about 1777. She married Joshua Cammon (or Cranor) on June 27, 1797 in Caroline County, Maryland. He died before October 20, 1815.
2. Abel probably was born after 1770. Abel married three times. The name of Abel's first wife is not known. Abel’s second wife was Elizabeth Wheadleton, whom he married in 1813.(17) Abel’s third wife was Esther Brooks (b.ca.1789-90). He died sometime after 1827. An Abel Gouty married a Hester Pritchett on June 6, 1826 in Caroline County, Maryland. Perhaps Hester(Esther) had previously married a Brooks.
3. Britannia probably was born about 1770. She married a Richard Willis on January 22, 1788 in Caroline County, Maryland.(18) Britannia died January 3, 1826 in Caroline County, Maryland. Richard Willis was born August 8, 1759, in Dorchester County, Maryland, and died February 14, 1823, in Caroline County, Maryland. He was the son of Richard Willis and Rebecca Granger. Richard Willis may have been of the Quaker faith.
4. Pritchett probably was born after 1770. Pritchett is listed in the 1800 Caroline County, Maryland, census. Pritchard GOUTEE, p.10, 11010-10010-00) Pritchett Gouty was buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.
5. Cynthia probably was born about 1780. She married a John Knots on January 15, 1799, in Caroline County, Maryland.(19)
Children (Pritchett), born in Dorchester County, Maryland:
viii. daughter - marriad a Wingate, her son was Thomas Wingate
x. Kissiah (or Keziah)
1. Will of Phunback Prichett - Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Book 37, Liber Wd2, Sheet 406, Maryland State Archives, MSA Sm16, Roll No. Sr4431; Written: August 26, 1769, Recorded: November 17, 1769. Also see, From Dorchester County to Baltimore, Maryland, Laura (Pritchett) Leineman's 1963 "Pritchett Family History".
2. From Dorchester County to Baltimore, Maryland, Laura (Pritchett) Leineman's 1963 "Pritchett Family History"; also "Early Dorchester County History" by C. W. Mowbray and Maurice Rimpo, page 31; also Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 5, Pritchett, John, chymist, Dorchester Co., 19th Dec., 1711; 3rd Mch., 1711. To son Zebulon and hrs., “Apes Hill,” where he is now living. To other 4 sons, viz. Edward, John, Funbeck and Lott, residue of afsd. tract, “Hope,” “Horsey Down” and “Edenborough” equally. No part of sd. lands to be sold except to one another; personal estate. 3 youngest child., viz. Funbeck, Margery and Lott, to be maintained out of estate until of age at 16. To daus. Mary Fisher, Jane Leake and Margery, personalty. To wife Abigall, her thirds. Dau. Phillis to be maintained by wife and have 5s. Exs.: Sons Edward and John. Overseer: Son Zebulon. Test: Michaell Todd, Thomas Pryer (Prier), Isabell Anderson.* 17, 322.
3. Henry Downes Cranor wrote a brief history of the Pritchett Family. See Maryland Historical Magazine Volume 6, (1911), pages 70-75).
4. Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 5, Pritchett, John, chymist, Dorchester Co., 19th Dec., 1711; 3rd Mch., 1711. To son Zebulon and hrs., “Apes Hill,” where he is now living. To other 4 sons, viz. Edward, John, Funbeck and Lott, residue of afsd. tract, “Hope,” “Horsey Down” and “Edenborough” equally. No part of sd. lands to be sold except to one another; personal estate. 3 youngest child., viz. Funbeck, Margery and Lott, to be maintained out of estate until of age at 16. To daus. Mary Fisher, Jane Leake and Margery, personalty. To wife Abigall, her thirds. Dau. Phillis to be maintained by wife and have 5s. Exs.: Sons Edward and John. Overseer: Son Zebulon. Test: Michaell Todd, Thomas Pryer (Prier), Isabell Anderson.* 17, 322.
5. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.
6. From Dorchester County to Baltimore, Maryland, Laura (Pritchett) Leineman's 1963 "Pritchett Family History".
7. Made 17 Nov 1752, Recorded 17 Nov 1752, Folio 656, William Willey and Mary his wife to Phunback Pritchett land called "The Irish Hope" on a creek called Tedious Creek - mentions line of "Timothy's Prevention"- containing 50A , Witnesses: John Jones, Thomas Mackeel.
8. Phunback Pritchett, 1763, Addition to the Irish Hope, Dorchester County, 30 acres BC&GS#24 folio 639, Patent 30 acres BC&GS#23, folio 381.
9. Will of Phunback Prichett - Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Book 37, Liber Wd2, Sheet 406, Maryland State Archives, MSA Sm16, Roll No. Sr4431; Written: August 26, 1769, Recorded: November 17, 1769.
10. Will of Edward Prtichett, Abstracts of Wills by Carson Gibb, abstracted from PREROGATIVE COURT (Wills), MSA S538, Liber 31, 1760-1764, Liber 31, folio 301, 21 Oct. 1760.)
11. Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527, Rachel, dau. of P ... Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 1769, John Willingh (MWB 37:406; MDAD 65:9).
12. Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527, Elizabeth, dau. of P. Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 17 Nov 1769, John Goutee (MWB 37:406; MDAD 65:9).
13. Dorchester County Inventories, Accounts, Bonds and Final Distributions, Liber 65, Folio 9 12 Nov. 1770 Account of Jabez Pritchet for Phunback Pritchet Paid monies to: Arthur Pritchet, Thomas Pritchet, Rachel Willing legacy paid to her husband John Willing, Elizabeth Goutee a legacy paid to her husband John Goutee Sureties: Arthur Pritchet, John Wingate.
14. Liber 103, Folio 211 Recorded 7 Feb 1770 List of Seperate Debts due estate of Phunback Pritchett by Jabus Pritchett exec.: Levi Willin, George Slacomb, John Gootee, Stephen Mister, and John Wingate List of Desperate Debts: John Bolts, Levin Pritchett, Capt. Charles Hall, William Willin, and Mathew Travers
15. Elizabeth, dau. of P. Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 17 Nov 1769, John Goutee (MWB 37:406; MDAD 65:9).
16. 1778 Caroline Co., MD, Fidelity Oath, John GOUTEE, Choptank Hundred; 1790 Caroline Co., MD, census, John GOUTY, p.37, 02 01 04 00 00; 1800 Caroline Co., MD, census, John GOUTEE, p.10, 01001-00100-00.
17. December 24, 1813, Abel Gouty, Elizabeth Wheelton, Marriage Licenses of Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815, page 58.
18. Title: LDS IGI, Batch M535591, Film 0013780, Marriage Licenses, 1774-1865, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Denton, Caroline Co., MD.
19. Married: 15 JAN 1799 in Caroline Co., MD - Title: LDS IGI, Batch M535591, Film 0013780, Marriage Licenses, 1774-1865, page 33, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Denton, Caroline Co., MD.
APPENDIX NUMBER ONE
From Dorchester County to Baltimore, Maryland
Selections are from Laura (Pritchett) Leineman's 1963 "Pritchett Family History"
The progenitor of the Dorchester County, Maryland, Pritchett Family was one Dr. John Pritchett, who according to The Early Settlers list, found in The Land Office of Maryland, came into the Province of Maryland, in 1670, as “a Gentleman Adventurer.” The Colonists of Maryland were divided into six classes. The first class was termed “Gentleman Adventurers”. These were persons who transported themselves, at their own expense, often bringing with them servants. For each person transported, the person transporting them received 50 acres of land. In the list of passengers arriving at the same time with Dr. Pritchett, was one William Pritchett Jr. perhaps the brother of Dr. John Pritchett, also Dr. Daniel Jenefer, who assigned his claim for 150 acres of land, for transporting three persons into the Province of Maryland, to Dr. John Pritchett.
“On July 19, 1670, came John Pritchett of Talbot County and proved right to 50 acres of land for transporting himself into this Province to inhabit. Warrant then issued in the name of the said John Pritchett for 50 acres of land due him for consideration aforesaid". True copy taken from Liber 12, folio 592, Land Office of Maryland.
APPENDIX NUMBER TWO
Pritchett Family, Henry Downes Cranor, MHM 6 (1911) 70-75
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The Pritchett or Prichard family appears to have been of considerable antiquity in Wales, having an unbroken male descent from the Princes between Wye and Severn, a dynasty that lasted from Caradoc Vraich Vrais, A. D. 520 to the death of Bleddyn the last Prince, in 1190 (Cabrian Journal). The Genealogist, N. S., Vol. 8.
John Pritchett(1) (Chemist), the progenitor of the Dorchester county branch, was in Maryland in 1669 as is shown by the following records of land grants, rent rolls and wills. He was probably the son of John Pritchett who was a witness to a receipt given by Margaret Brent, January 21, 1647 (Md. Arch., 4, 449), but as yet positive proof is lacking. John Pritchett the witness, died intestate in 1657. (Ibid., 10, 552.)
In 1669 John Pritchett(1) bought land called "Apes Hill" at mouth of Hunger river, Dorchester county, containing 50 acres for 3000 pounds of tobacco. (Land Records Dorchester county. Old Book No. 3, p. 156.)
In 1697 John Pritchett (Chymist) purchased land from William Hopper, 50 acres more or less by patent, and another tract called Longacre and Bettys Chance, containing 110 acrres on Charles Creek, another from Ferguson, Ship Carpenter, all that part called Edinborough containing 100 acres (ibid.)
"This indenture made Eight day of June 1710, John Pritchett with Abigail his wife of the County of Dorchester in the province of Maryland of the one part and Henry Lake, Blacksmith of the other part, in same county. Witnesseth that the said John and Abigail Pritchett for and in consideration of the sum of six thousand pounds of Tobacco to them paid in hand for parcel of Land being partly belonging to a tract of Land called Longacre and partly to a tract of land called Bettys Chance. Beginniing at a marked white oak standing near the head of Charles Creek being the bounded tree of the land of Richard Kendall and running from thence south west eight perches to a marked oak standing by Hunger River running from thence up the river bounded therewith Two hundred and eighty seven perhces to the head of a small creek running up by a point commonly called Long Point and from thence north east to Charles Creek and from thence running up the Creek bounded therewith two hundred and Eighty seven perhces to the first marked post containing one hundred and ten acres (110)."
Signed John Pritchett
Abigail X Pritchett
(Ibid., Old Book, No. 6.)
The following entries may be found in the Rent Roll book of Dorchester and Somerset Counties, in the possession of Maryland Historical Society.
"50 Acres. Rent 0-2-0. Apes Hill surveyed 10 March 1672 for Richard Mockins the upper side of the Straights of Hunger River. Possest by John Pritchett A 16 by seven Downward.
" 70 Acres. Rent 0-2-9. The Hope surveyed 17 Nov. 1677 for Timothy MacNamara on the east side Hungor River by the upper straights in possession of John Pritchett.
"150 Acres. Rent 0-4-5. Longacre surveyed 13 Aug. 1678 for Andrew Jusloy on the east side of Hungor river the west side of Charles Creek sold to John Pritchett by Henry Lack but not yet made over.
"50 Acres. Rent 0-6-0. Horseley down surveyed 28th Dec. 1679 for George Hopper on the south side of North East branch of Charles Creek in possession of John Pritchett.
"50 Acres. Rent 0-2-0. Ringwood surveyed 20th Feby. 1680 for John Pritchard on the north side of a small Bay called Rohoby Bay.
"100 Acres 0-4-0 qt. rent Ebenborough surveyed 29th April 1682 for George Ferguson on the West side of fox Creek in Ash Comos Marsh in possession of John Pritchett."
The date of John Pritchett's death is uncertain. His will made in 1711 and probated in 1723, bears the following note: "The above will was found in August 1723 among some papers and ordered to be recorded by the Court at Annapolis, A. A. Co., Md." The will mentions the following nine chidren by name and devises "Apes Hill," "Horsey Doron" [Horseley Down?], "Edinborough," and "Hope." To his wife Abigail he left her thirds only.
John Pritchett(1) and Abigail, his wife, had issue:-
i. Zebulon Pritchett.
ii. Edward Prtichett, died 1760 or 1761.
iii. John Pritchett.
iv. Phunback Pritchett.
v. Lott Pritchett,(2) married Ann _____, died 1777.
vi. Phillis Pritchett.
vii. Mary Pritchett, married Henry Fisher.
viii. Jane Pritchett, married _____ Leake.
ix. Margery Pritchett.
Zebulon, the oldest son, having received the home plantation "Apes Hill," the other sons divided the real property as required by the will, the division being recorded in Old Book No. 9, at Cambridge, Md. Lott Pritchett's part included two tracts "Donbar" and "Holydown" [Horsely Down?].
Edward Pritchett's will, made October 21st, 1760, probated February 6, 1761, is as follows:
To brother Lot Pritchett 8 pistoles and 1 English Guinea to Edward the son of Lot; to Edward, son of Plumback, 8 pistoles; to Evans Pritchet, 1 five pistole piece; to Henry Fisher, son of Henry Fisher, 1 four pistole piece; to William Prichet, son of Zebulon, 3 English Guineas and one Buckaneer Gunn; to Jabes Pritchet, son of Plumback, one pistole; to Thomas Prichet, son of Plumback, one English Guinea; to Benjamin Todd, son of Benjamin Todd, one English Guinea; to Levin Prichet, son of Plumback, a tract of Land called the Hope Lying to the southward of bounded pine Tree not to be sold or mortgaged out of the name Prichet; to Arthur, son of Plumback, a tract of land called Ringwood being a part of my now dwelling plantation, also a tract of land called Prichets Meadow containing 40 acres also part of the tract of land called the Addition to the Hope that lyeth to the northward of the bounded pine, being the devision between the two brothers Levin and Arthur and the heirs of their body--in case of their death without male issues these lands to go to Thomas Prichet ye son of Plumback and to his heirs; to Edward Prichet, son of Edward, deceased, 2 Guineas to be paid when he is 16; all not before mentioned to brother Plumback and his 2 sons Levin and Arthur, in case one should die Jabes to have one equal part. Executors Plumback and two sons Levin and Arthur.
In 1743 Lot Pritchett, Planter, purchased a tract of land called Northampton (L. R. Old book No. 14); and in 1747 he purchased from John Stafford a tract called "Stafford's Oughtlett," containing one hundred acres. (L. R. Old book No. 14, p. 176.)
Abstract of Lot Pritchet's will made February 18, 1775, probated March 27, 1777.
"I give and bequeath to my son John Pritchett one tract of land called Canterbury Contain ninety-seven acres of land more or less, likewise one tract of land called Pritchett's Desire contain Ten acres . . . . part of a tract called Robin Hood . . . .
"I give and bequeath to my son Edward Prichett part of a hundred acres of land called Robin Hood, likewise one hundred acres of Land more or less part of a Tract of land called Staffords Outlott to him and his heirs forever. likewise one mare colt named Fly.
"My will and desire is that my wife Ann Pritchett shall have the use of my dwelling plantation during her life, likewise all my movable estate during hr life, and after her death to be equally divided between all my children."
Lot Pritchett(2) (John 1) and Ann, his wife, had issue:--
i. John Pritchett
ii. Edward Pritchett
They had other children but their names were not mentioned in their father's will.
May 20, 1778, the Council of Maryland issued to Edward Pritchett a commission as second lieutenant in the lower battalion of Militia in Dorchester County (Arch., 21, 97), and on the 19th of June, 1778, it was ordered that the Treasurer of the Western Shore "pay to John Smoot three Pounds eighteen shillings and nine pence for the use of Edward Pritchard." (Arch., 21, 140.)
Edward Pritchett(3) (Lot 2, John 1) by his will made August 18, 1795, probated at Denton, Caroline County, January 8, 1796, left to his widow Prissilla the whole of his estates during her widowhood; to his sons Collison and Edward, his dwelling plantation (about 100 acres) and about 33 acres of "Staffords Outlet"; to his son Lot fifty-four acresof land being part of "Dawsons Hazards"; to his daughters Araminta, Ann, Nelly and Prissilla all of his moveable estate to be equally divided between them; to Abraham Pritchett, "one horse colt and suit of good close and three months schooling if in case he stays with my wife till he is of the age of Twenty one."
Edward Pritchett(3) married Prisilla (Collison) Minner, (widow) the daughter of William and Prissilla Collison; they had issue:--
i. Collison Pritchett, born 1789, married Ann Peters
ii. Edward Pritchett, Jr., married 1st. Nancy Wheeler, Jan 12, 1813; 2d. Sarah Hubbard, July 28, 1825; 3d. Ritty Hignutt, Jan. 21, 1832.
iii. Lott Pritchett, married Hester Shanahan (widow).
iv. Araminta Pritchett, married William Vickers, Jan. 16, 1800.
v. Ann Pritchett.
vi. Nelly Pritchett, married Andrew Shepherd, Jan. 18, 1810.
vii. Prissilla Pritchett.