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Adair's Listed in early Maryland Church Records

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Adair, Stedham, Littlejohn, Collett, Barnard, Rousby

sw (View posts)
Posted: 1 Sep 2005 6:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Adair, Stedham, Littlejohn, Collett, Barnard
Maryland State Archives, MSA SC 5094
St. Mary's City. Men's Career Files
Rousby, Christopher (d. 1684 )
(Transported people to America)
(Sometimes spelt Roby)
Wife: Elizabeth, widow of Richard Collett.
Siblings: John Rousby.
Local Offices: sheriff (Calvert County), 1669-1674;
appraiser, 1675, 1676.
Provincial Offices: Burgess (Calvert County), 1676-1682;
collector of Patuxent, 1676-1684.
Land at death: Croome, 1100 a.;
Rousby County, Chester River, 500 a.
Delaware Archives, New Castle County Deeds,
Vol T-1, pg 331-333.
(James Adair, son of John Adair & Margaret Eakin ?).
Josephy Gorby of Brandywine hundred, Newcastle County, upon Delaware.
It names -
Erasmus Stedham, will dated Aug 24 1732, wife (m.1726) Mary Stedham.
Widow, Mary Stedham (nee Littlejohn) remarried Joseph Gorby.
Erasmus and Mary Stedham had 2 daus:

Mary Stedham b. 8 Oct 1727 m.1stly 6 Nov 1751 Jeremiah Collet (relative of Mrs. Rousby / Roby ?),
Mary Stedham m. 2ndly 1761 Thomas Barnard

Cathren Stedham / Stidham / Stiddem
m. James Adair (b. 15 May 1734 ?).

On June 3 1757 the sisters Mary Collet
and Cathren Adair and their mother (nee Mary Littlejohn)

transfered 200 acres on Shillpot / Shellpot Creek to Joseph Gorby.
Also mentioned in the deed was James Houston, Jnr. of Brandywine Hundred.
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