The Luke Gardiner Study

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an abstract of the wills of Luke Gardiner and Mary, his wife

7/4/1758: Admin. accts. of Luke Gardiner, SMC. Sureties: James Smith, Thomas Mooney. Payments to: Francis Parnham, Philip Key, Esq. Distribution to: Widow, 1/3. Residue to (orphans, in equal amounts): John Gardiner (of age); Mary Gardiner (of age); Susanna Gardiner (of age); Joseph Gardiner (of age); Jane Gardiner (of age); Luke Gardiner (age 14); Elizabeth Gardiner (age 13); Richard Gardiner (age 11). Admx.: Mary Gardiner. (Admin. accts. of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, Libers, 37-45, 1754-1760 by V. L. Skinner, Jr.). LR NOTE: This record is not on CD #206.


Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 207. On Aug 12, 1778, letters of administration, with will annexed, were granted to Richard Mudd and Jane, his wife, on the estate of Mary Garner, late of CC, decd, the decd appointing no executor & sd Jane being her daughter. Securities = Henry Mudd and Clement Garner of CC. Bond = 2000 £ Appraisers: John Thomas Jr & William Barker. On Mar 9, 1779, the inventory was received, appraised at 21 £ 14 shillings 9 pence.


Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 307. Mary Garner's Inventory. mar 9, 1779, Includes: 1 old feather bed, bedstead, and old furniture. Total: 21 £ 14 shillings 9 pence. Signed Jan 28, 1779 - John Thomas Jr, William Barker. Kindred: Thos Jas Boarman, Monica (x her mark) Gardiner. Proved on Mar 9, 1779 by Richard Mudd and Jane, his wife, administrators, with Will annexed, of Mary Garner, late of CC, deceased.

His children:

1, Daughter Jane married Richard Mudd. (Images 1and 2 - Richard as executor of his mother-in-law's will) (Image 3 establishes the relationship of William Boarman and wife Elizabeth Gardiner to Jane.)

The History of The Mudd Family of the United States, by Richard D. Mudd, 1951, v. 1, p. 561-567(a secondary source)

Jane married about 1758 Peter Bryan, b. 1725, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland , d. 1763, Charles County, Maryland

She married second in 1764 Richard Mudd.

2. Son John married about 1754 Anne Mattingly, daughter of Thomas Mattingly. She had 2 daughters, twins. Anne may have died in childbirth. There is no records of her daughters after being named in their father's will in 1765.

3. Richard

Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 Name: Richard Gardener Gender: Male Marriage Date: 28 Dec 1802 Marriage Place: Washington, Kentucky, USA Spouse: Sarah Beall Film Number: 000551245 Household Members: Name Age Richard Gardener Sarah Beall Source Information: Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016. Original Data: Marriage Records. . Kentucky Marriages. Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, Kentucky.

U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Name: Richard Gardiner Gender: Male Military Date: 21 Jan 1779 Military Place: Maryland, USA State or Army Served: Maryland Regiment: 2d Regiment Rank: Sergeant Source Information: U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2007. Original Data: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.

Richard had two sons



both sons Kentucky (census records)

his wife Sarah Beall born about 1742 in Frederick County, Maryland, was the daughter of William Beall and Sarah Magruder.

William Beall in Wikitree (Sarah named in biography)

Many "family trees" give him a wife, Mary Boarman. There is no evidence of such a marriage.

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