McGlamerys in Maryland

The earliest documented appearances of the name McGlamery or its variants are in the State of Maryland and not Northern Ireland. Chronologically, these are as follows:

1688

  • Edward (I) McGlamry registers his cattle mark on 14 March 1688 in Somerset County. His future wife, Sarah Keene, is listed next to him as registering her cattle mark the same day.

1717

  • Edward (I) McGlammery [sic] purchases 300 acres of Partner’s Choice from his father-in-law, William Keene, on 27 May 17171. Partner’s Choice was patented 12 June 1682 in Wicomico County by Christopher Nutter and assigned to William Keene.

1721

  • Edward (I) McGlamery dates his will 25 March 1721.

1723

  • Edward (I) McGlamery’s will is probated in Somerset County on 21 October 172323. He names sons, George, Edward (II), and William, and wife, Sarah.
  • Edward (II) Macglamary [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of Jno. Heatch (John Hitch) in the Wicomico 1004.
  • George (I) Maglamary [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Tax List as a dependent in the household of Sarah Johnson, along with her son Purnell Johnson, in the Wicomico 1005.

1724

  • Edward (II) Maglamry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of William Hitch in the Wicomico 1006.
  • George (I) Maglamary [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Tax List as a dependent in the household of George Hutchins, along with his sons George Jr. and Henry, in the Wicomico 1007.

1725

  • Edward (II) Macglamere [sic] is a witness to the will of his stepfather, William Elgate, Jr. on 31 January 1725/268
  • Edward (II) Maglamary [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of Richard Duskey in the Wicomico 1009.
  • George (I) Maglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Tax List as a dependent in the household of George Hutchins, along with his son Henry, in the Wicomico 10010.

1727

  • Edward (II) Maglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of Thomas Hall in the Wicomico 10011.
  • George (I) Maglamory [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10012.

1728

  • Edward (II) Macglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10013.
  • George (I) Macglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10014. He is living two households away from his stepfather, William Elgate15, and presumably his mother, Sarah.

1731

  • Edward (II) Maglamry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10016. He is living six households away from his stepfather, William Elgate17, and presumably his mother, Sarah.
  • George (I) Mcglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10018.
  • George (I) Maglamory [sic]: married Mary, widow of Andrew Bashow, 18 January 1731. Maryland Indexes of marriages references.

1733

  • Edward (II) Maglamerey [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10019.
  • George (I) Maglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10020.
  • William Maglamary [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 100, living next to Thomas Hall21.

1734

  • Edward (II) McGlamry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10022.
  • George (I) McGlamry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10023.
  • William McGlamry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10024.

1735

  • Edward (II) McGlamarey [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10025.
  • George McGlamary [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 100 living next door to his brother Willam26.
  • William (I) McGlamary [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 100 living next door to his brother George27.

1736

  • Edward (II) McGlamary [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10028.
  • George (I) Meglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10029.

1737

  • Edward (II) Meglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10030.
  • George (I) Meglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10031.

1738

  • Edward (II) Maglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10032.
  • George (I) Maglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10033.

1739

  • Edward (II) McGlamry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10034.
  • George (I) McGlamry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10035.

1740

  • Edward (II) Maglammery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10036. Living with Edward as dependents are two adults who appear to be slaves, Sambo and Pheby [sic] (no surnames are given).
  • George (I) Maglammery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a head of household in the Wicomico 10037.

1743

  • The will of Edward (II) Meglamery [sic] is dated in Worcester County on 19 April 174338. He leaves the plantation to his son, John (I). His unnamed wife is made executrix and given her third share. The remaining six children, four boys and two girls, receive the remainder, with the boys to receive their share at age 18. The will is proved on 25 September 1743.

1744

  • James McGlamry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of Major Dorman in the Wicomico 10039. James is likely the son of Edward (II).

1745

  • James McGlanry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of Nehemiah Hearn (one of five Hearns living next to each other) in the Wicomico 10040.

1747

  • James McGlamry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of Nehemiah Hearn (one of six Hearns living next to each other) in the Wicomico 10041.

1748

  • John (I) Meglamre [sic] witnesses the will of John Gray of Somerset County on 26 January 1748.

1749

  • John (I) Meglamme [sic] witnesses the will of John Driskill of Worcester County on 7 February 174942.

1751

  • John (I) Maglasimey [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of David Hailes in the Wicomico 10043.

1752

  • John (I) Meglamery [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of Jean (John) Gray in the Manokin 10044. Two slaves, Sambo and Phebe [sic], who have the same names as the two slaves of Edward (II) in the 1740 tax roll, appear as dependents in the Gray household. They also appear in the Gray household in 1747 and 1751, though John (I) is living elsewhere.

1753

  • Ann McGlammery [sic] executes the administrator’s bond for the estate of Elisha Webb in Worcester County on 28 January 175345.
  • John (I) Mcglomry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of William Venables in the Wicomico 10046.

1754

  • John (I) Mackglemry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of William Venables in the Wicomico 10047.

1759

  • George (II) Maglamry [sic] is shown in the Somerset County Court Tax List as a dependent in the household of William Adams in the Wicomico 10048.

1761

  • Ezekiel McGlamre [sic] serves as a witness to the will of John Shockley on 19 Jan 1761 . The will is probated on 19 June 1766, and the notation is made that Ezekiel has since moved to Caroline49 or to Carolina50. It is possible that this location is Caroline County, Maryland, or it is one of the Carolina colonies.

1769

  • The will of John (I) Meglamre [sic] is probated in Worcester County on 22 May 176951. He leaves two-thirds of 189 acres of Addition to Exchange to his son Edward (III) and the remaining third to his wife Sarah, who is also appointed executrix. The remaining 200 acres are to be sold for debts. The remainder of the estate passes to his five children — Edward, Unicy [sic], Leavin [sic], Elijah, and Ann.
  • The property of John McGlamry [sic] is inventoried in Worcestor County52.
  • Daniel Dulany, Esq., petitions to the Maryland Assembly on 25 November 1769 for the release of Edward (III) McGlamery from the Worcester County Goal [sic].

1770

  • Isaac Meglamre [sic] witnesses as a surety to the estate of George Toadvine on 8 August 177053.

1772

  • Isaac Meglamre [sic] dates his will in Worcester County on 15 May 1772, and it is probated 27 June 177254. He names his wife Ann as executor and leaves her the personal estate. He leaves to his two daughters, Pearch [sic] and Poley [sic], fifty acres of dwelling land after his wife’s widowhood. He also directs that another fifty acres (that next to the property of Samuel Davis) be sold to repay debts. After his wife’s widowhood, the personal estate is to pass to the two daughters and William Vance.
  • Easther Meglamery [sic] witnesses the will of Solomon Rusel [sic] on 25 April 177255.

1783

  • Edward (III) McGlamery is listed in the tax roll of Somerset County as living alone in the Wicomico 100 as a renter on the property of Saul Davis56.

1788

  • Matthias Auston [sic] (probably Austin) leaves five pounds to his daughter-in-law Unice Meglimmery [sic] in his will dated 29 October 178857. The fact that Austin names Unice, who is the daughter of John (I) Meglamre, as his daughter-in-law but as a McGlamery rather than an Austin cannot be reconciled unless she is, in fact, a step-daughter and not a daughter-in-law. If so, then Austin married Sarah after John (I) McGlamery’s death.

1793

  • Anne Meglammery [sic] leaves the entirety of her estate to Col. George Dashiell and names him executor in her will of 3 November 179358

Other facts about the McGlamerys of Maryland include the following:

  • Edward (II) and George (I) are both listed in many Somerset County tax rolls as living in the hundred known as Wicomico, which later became Wicomico County in 1867.
  • George (I) disappears from the Somerset County tax rolls after 1740 because his residence becomes part of the new Worcester County, formed in 1742.
  • Batchelder59 shows Edward (I) McGlamery marrying Sarah Keene, daughter of William Keene, Sr., and his wife, Ann.
  • The 1790 census for Somerset County is missing, so we do not know if any McGlamerys remained there by 1790.

These various facts add up to what appears to be at least three generations of McGlamerys in Maryland before the American Revolution.

Citations

  1. Dryden, Ruth T. Land Records of Wicomico County, Maryland, 1666–1810. San Diego: self-published, 1980, p. 311 []
  2. Cotton, Jane Baldwin, and Roberta Bolling Henry. The Maryland Calendar of Wills: Wills from 1720 to 1726, Volume 5.  Baltimore: Korn & Pollock, Inc., 1917, p. 149 []
  3. Maryland Indexes (Probate Records, Colonial, Index), M, 1634-1777, SE4-13, Image No: 001199, Box 3, Folder 48 []
  4. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1723, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-1-1214 []
  5. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1723, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-1-1231 []
  6. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1724, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-2-4143 []
  7. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1724, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-2-4249 []
  8. Cotton, Jane Baldwin. The Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 8. Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, Inc., 1928 []
  9. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1725, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-3-6916 []
  10. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1725, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-3-6820 []
  11. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1727, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-4-9878 []
  12. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1727, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-4-10013 []
  13. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1728, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-5-12920 []
  14. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1728, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-5-12974 []
  15. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1728, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-5-12976 []
  16. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1731, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-8-21556 []
  17. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1731, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-8-21550 []
  18. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1731, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-8-21718 []
  19. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1733, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-9-25105 []
  20. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1733, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-9-25141 []
  21. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1733, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-9-25056 []
  22. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1734, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-10-29034 []
  23. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1734, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-10-28607 []
  24. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1734, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-10-29008 []
  25. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1735, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-11-32597 []
  26. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1735, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-11-32292 []
  27. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1735, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-11-32293 []
  28. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1736, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-12-36214 []
  29. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1736, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-12-36119 []
  30. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1737, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-13-39341 []
  31. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1737, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-13-39327 []
  32. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1738, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-14-42799 []
  33. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1738, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-14-43026 []
  34. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1739, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-15-46739 []
  35. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1739, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-15-46748 []
  36. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1740, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-16-50738 []
  37. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1740, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-16-51080 []
  38. Will of Edward Meglamery. Worcester County Will Book JW2, folio 3, in in Keddie, Leslie and Neil, Worcester County, Maryland, Wills1742–1759, JW3, p. 2 []
  39. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1744, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-18-57203 []
  40. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1745, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-19-59677 []
  41. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1747, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-21-64506 []
  42. Will of John Driskell. Worcester County Will Book JW2, folio 55, in in Keddie, Leslie and Neil, Worcester County, Maryland, Wills1742–1759, JW3, p. 22 []
  43. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1751, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-25-75170 []
  44. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1752, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-26-76715 []
  45. Skinner, V. L., Jr. Abstracts of Worcester County Estate Docket 1742–1820, Brookville, Maryland, June 1993, p. 80 []
  46. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1753, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-27-80666 []
  47. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1754, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-28-83374 []
  48. Somerset County Court (Tax List), 1759, MSA C 1812, MSA No: C1812-31-92558 []
  49. Will of John Shockley. Worcester County Will Book JW3, folios 128–129, in Jones, Sharon A., Worcester County Wills, JW-3, 1759–1769, p. 39 []
  50. Will of John Shockley. Worcester County Will Book JW3, folio 128, in in Keddie, Leslie and Neil, Worcester County Wills1759–1769, JW#3, F:1, p. 43 []
  51. Will of John Meglamre. Worcester County Will Book JW3, folios 193–194, in Jones, Sharon A., Worcester County Wills, JW-3, 1759–1769, p. 58 []
  52. Maryland Indexes (Probate Records, Colonial, Index), M, 1634-1777, SE4-13, Image No: 001203, Liber 102, Folio 216 []
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  55. Will of Solomon Rusel. Worcester County Will Book JW4, folio 127, in Keddie, Leslie and Neil, Worcester County Wills, JW4 Part I1769–1774, p. 29 []
  56. Dryden, Ruth T. 1783 Tax List for Somerset and Worcester Counties, Maryland, p. 90 []
  57. Will of Matthias Auston. Worcester County Will Book JW13, folio 148, in Keddie, Leslie and Neil, Worcester County, Maryland, Wills, 1783–1790, JW13, p. 32 []
  58. Will of Anne Meglammery. Worcester County Will Book JW18, folio 150, in Keddie, Leslie and Neil, Worcester County, Maryland, Wills, 1790–1795, JW18 (Part 1), p. 24 []
  59. Batchelder, Pauline Manning. A Somerset Sampler: Families of Old Somerset County, Maryland 1700-1776. 1994. []
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