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Some researchers have claimed Seth Foster of Great Choptank Island, TA Co. who died leaving a will dated 2 Dec 1674 and proved 12 Mar 1674/5. Was the father-in-law of John Hawkins. A careful reading of this will (which can be found here https://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagser/s500/s538/000000/000002/pdf/msa_s538_000002.pdf) indicates that Seth Foster had a step-son named John Hawkins. His will mentions two daughters: one is a married woman named Elizabeth Lowe, the other is called his youngest daughter Sarah. The phrasing of his legacy of the plantation is worded:
Some researchers have claimed Seth Foster of Great Choptank Island, TA Co. who died leaving a will dated 2 Dec 1674 and proved 12 Mar 1674/5. Was the father-in-law of John Hawkins. A careful reading of this will (which can be found here https://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagser/s500/s538/000000/000002/pdf/msa_s538_000002.pdf) indicates that Seth Foster had a step-son named John Hawkins. His will mentions two daughters: one is a married woman named Elizabeth Lowe, the other is called his youngest daughter Sarah. The phrasing of his legacy of the plantation is worded:
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:I give and bequeath to my son-in-law John Hawkins the plantation lying in the Chester River currently called Tulley's Delight containing one thousand acres or there abouts all houses, edifices, buildings, orchards, gardens and all privileges and appurtenances whatsover to him and his heirs to be begotten of his body forever, and likewise to have household goods out of my presonal estate in the amount of ten pounds sterling and to have the stock, hogs and cattle at the aforesaid plantation in Chester except his mother's thirds.<ref>Maryland Colonial Wills Liber 2 folio 348</ref>
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:I give and bequeath to my son-in-law John Hawkins the plantation lying in the Chester River currently called Tulley's Delight containing one thousand acres or there abouts all houses, edifices, buildings, orchards, gardens and all privileges and appurtenances whatsover to him and his heirs to be begotten of his body forever, and likewise to have household goods out of my presonal estate in the amount of ten pounds sterling and to have the stock, hogs and cattle at the aforesaid plantation in Chester except his mother's thirds. Source: Maryland Colonial Wills Liber 2 folio 348
The phrase "his mother's thirds" indicates that this John Hawkins was the stepson of Seth Foster. The will names his son-in-law Vincent Lowe to be overseer of the estate which indicates the John Hawkins mentioned was likely under the age of 21 in 1674 when the will was written. The John Hawkins mentioned in the will of Seth Foster written in December 1674 cannot have any connection to the John Hawkins who died in Anne Arundel County before March 1675.
The phrase "his mother's thirds" indicates that this John Hawkins was the stepson of Seth Foster. The will names his son-in-law Vincent Lowe to be overseer of the estate which indicates the John Hawkins mentioned was likely under the age of 21 in 1674 when the will was written. The John Hawkins mentioned in the will of Seth Foster written in December 1674 cannot have any connection to the John Hawkins who died in Anne Arundel County before March 1675.


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