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Mary Wells was born in 1637 in Norfolk, Virginia. She married Thomas Stockett sometime before 1666. Thomas died in 1671 and devised Mary his entire estate during her natural life.

After Thomas Stockett died in 1671 and before 1674, Mary married George Yate. He died in 1691/92. Mary died 21 Jan 1698/99 at All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland.

The following is from the register of All Hollows Parish- "Mary Yeates was Buried the 21st day of January Anne Domi 1698/99 in the parish of All Hollows." (Register, Maryland Historical Society Baltimore).


Her will was admitted to probate in Anne Arundel County on March 29, 1699, by the oaths of Joseph Hanslap, Thomas Hill, William Boyers and William Bailey. On July 31, 1699, her son Thomas Stockett exhibited her will before the Prerogative Court and was granted letters of administration with John Marshall and Mareen Duvall as the sureties. Warrants were accordingly issued to James Sanders, Sr., and Phillip Odell to appraise the estate. (Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 7, folio 335, Hall of Records)

On October 27, 1699, Thomas Stockett exhibited the inventory of the personal estate of Mary, which showed an appraisement of L 231/10/1 1 with James Sanders and Phillip Odell as the appraisers. (Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 18a, folio 11)

 

Will

From Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 2

Yate, Mary,A. A. Co.,—– —– —–;
29th Mch., 1699.
To son Thomas Stockett, ex., 211 A., “The Range” nr. Lyon's Ck., and his father's black walnut box with his coat of arms engraved thereon.
To dau. Frances, wife of Marein Duvall, dau. Eliza:, wife of Thomas Plummer, and to each grandchild living at time of testatrix' death, personalty.
To sons George and John Yate, residue of estate, including “Vale of Benjamin,” which is to be sold for their benefit.
Test: Jos. Hanslap, Thos. Hill, Wm. Byas, Wm. Bailey. 6. 212.

 

 

Land Deeds 

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Indenture, 4 July 1696
From: MARY YATES of Anne Arundel Co., widow
To: CHARLES WILLIAMS of P. G. Co., planter Price: 7000 lbs. tobacco
Property: A 200 acre tract called "Huckleberry Patch" on the west side of western branch of the Patuxent River in P. G. Co., being part of a tract called "Vale of Benjamin," bounded by land laid out for MARINE DEVALL called "Poplar Ridge."

Signature: MARY YATES (mark)
Wit.: JOHN GALE, MAREN DEVALL, CHARLES TRACEY
Ackn'd: MARY YATES, 4 July 1696
Recorded: 29 August 1696, Vol. A, p. 1

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Deed, 28 November 1699
From: THOMAS STOCKET of Anne Arundel Co., gent., as Executor of the last will and testament of MARY YATE, late of Anne Arundel Co., widow.
To: THOMAS JAMES of P. G. Co., planter
Price: 1200 lbs. tobacco
Property: Part of "The Vale of Benjamin" in P. G. Co., bounding on land of CHARLES WILLIAM'S, and on Turkey Branch; 30 acres.
Signature: THOMAS STOCKET
Wit.: ROBT. TYLER, JAMES STODDERT
Ackn'd: THOMAS STOCKETT, 28 November 1699 Recorded: (date unspecified), Vol. A, p. 298

Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 165a: Indenture, 10 Aug 1704
From: Mordicay Moore, merchant of Anne Arundel County
To: Charles Burges of Anne Arundel County, Gent.
The late George Yate and Mary his wife of Anne Arundel County on 23 Nov 1687 sold the 500 acre tract called Westfalia to the Widow Ursula Burgas, since wife of Mordecay Moore, now deceased; Westfalia then lying in Calvert County and now Prince George's on the west side of the main branch of the dividing creek of the Patuxent River; bounded by land laid out for Benjamin Wells called the Vale of Benjamin; 17 Nov 1700 Ursula Burger Moore willed the land to her husband Mordicay Moore to dispose of in whatever manner he wished; sold to Charles Burgess, the natural son of Ursula
Signed: Mord'a Moore
Witnessed: Th. Jones and John Beale
Endorsement: Dr. Mordecay Moore acknowledged deed before Samuel Young and John Hill