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Samuel Griffith

Male - Bef 1717


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  • Name Samuel Griffith  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 3 Sep 1717  "Welshpool", Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I27097  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2020 

    Family Elizabeth,   d. Bef 16 Dec 1718, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Griffith,   d. Bef 16 Jun 1752, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F16185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He is said to have emigrated with his wife and two servants to Maryland prior to June 1651. His plantation "Welshpool" (sometimes called "Welch Poole") was on the Patuxent River.

      On 21 Nov 1717, Samuel Griffith's will was contested by his son-in-law John Giles, who asserted that it had been dictated by Samuel's wife Elizabeth in order to override Samuel's previous will to the detriment of children other than Samuel Jr.

      Abstract of the will of Samuel Griffith:

      Samuel Griffith, sr., Calvert Co.; probate 3 Sep 1717

      To daughters Martha Evans, Elizabeth Miles, Mary Bowers, Sarah Duvall, Rebecca Mobberly and Rachel Giles each 10 shillings sterling or £1

      To grandchildren each a cow and a calf: Elizabeth Evans, d/o Martha; Mary Bowers, d/o Mary, Elizabeth Griffith, d/o Samuel, Jr.; and Rachel Giles, d/o Rachel

      To son Samuel Griffith dwelling plantation including all land and buildings

      Extxs: Wife and son Samuel Griffith, Jr. as executors and all residue

  • Sources 
    1. [S3780] Raymond Martin Bell, "Ancestors of Richard Milhous Nixon." The American Genealogist 46:85, 1970.

    2. [S3776] Colonial Families of the United States of America ed. George Norbury Mackenzie and Nelson Osgood Rhoades. 1912.