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Robert Tyler Jr. (abt. 1670 - 1738)

Robert Tyler Jr.
Born about in Calvert County, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1694 in Prince George's County, Marylandmap
Husband of — married 10 Jun 1718 in Queen Anne Parish, Anne Arundel, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 68 in Prince George's County, Marylandmap
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Robert Tyler Jr. was a Maryland colonist.

Harry Truman is the 5th great-grandson of Robert Tyler.


Will of Tyler, Robert, Sr., gentleman, Prince George's Co., MD, written 29th Dec., 1735; probated 24th Aug., 1738. To wife Mary, ½ of dwelling plantation, 375 A. "Bowdell's Choice" during life in lien of her dower interest. To Dau.-in-law Elizabeth widow of son Edward, dec'd, use of 350 A. where she now lives, being pt. of "Darnall's Grove," until grandson Samuel son of sd. Edward, arrives at age of 21 , when land on west side of rowling road leading from John Swan's plantation, through plantation of sd. son Edward to Queen Ann Town shall be equally divided bet. sd. dau.-in-law and grandson Samuel, shd. she not live on her portion it is to pass to sd. Samuel and hrs., shd, sd . grandson die without issue, sd. portion to other two grandsons, Edward and Robert sons of s on Edward, and their hrs. To grandsons Edward and Robert and their hrs., land on east side of sd. rowling road, to receive same at age of 21; sd. grandsons dying without issue their portion to grandson Samuel and hrs.; shd. all 3 grandsons die without issue then entire 350 A. to grand-dau. Susanna h dau. of son Edward, and hrs. To Mary Whitehead, 150 A. "Brough" during life, at her decease to grandson John Baldwin a nd hrs., he dying without issue to grandson Tyler Baldwin and hrs., he dying as afsd., to gra ndson Thomas Baldwin and hrs., he dying as afsd., to grandson James Baldwin and hrs., he dyin g as afsd., to son Robert and hrs. Sd. tract called "Brough" being adj. to Demetrius Carthrig ht's land "Islington," "Ample Grange," in poss. of hrs. of John Boyd, Sr., dec'd., and line o f John Anderson's land. To son Mareen and hrs., 260 A. of "Brough," being adj. to "Bowdell's Choice," sd. son dyi ng without issue, to pass to grandson William son of son Robert, and hrs., he failing issue t o grandson Robert son of son Edward, and hrs. To son Robert and hrs., ½ of dwell. plan., and after decease of wife 375 A. "Bowdell's Choice," pt. of "Brough," and 10 A. "Basin Thorp Hall," bon. of Thomas Harwood; sd. son dying without issue to pass to son Mareen and hrs., he also failing issue to grandson Robert son of Edward; also 100 A. "Riley's Lott," bou. of Thomas Pindell, lot in Queen Ann Town with houses thereon, except that sold to Rubin Ross and ground whereon Michael Morrises house now stands, also 100 A. "Tyler's Chance," N. W. side of Sinncka creek. To daus. Susannah Lamar and Elizabeth Pottenger, and their hrs., 200 A of "Howerton's Range," had of Benjamin Duvall, sd. daus. dying without issue, sd. lands to dau. Priscilla Wicka m and hrs., shd. all three daus. die without issue, sd. lands to grandson Tyler, son of Mar y Baldwin, and hrs. Son-in-law Samuel Pottenger to give the 100 A. of sd. tract to his son, Robert, son of his present wife, dau. Elizabeth. None of hrs. to claim any right or interest i n "Ridgely's and Tyler's Chance" now in poss. of Thomas Fowler's hrs. Exs. empowered to sel l 105 A. of land mortgaged by Thomas Rickets, of A. A. Co., in case sd. Rickets does not pa y mortgage. To dau. Priscilla Wickham and hrs., 200 A. "Tyler's Range," nr. head of Eastern branch Po tomac R. To dau. Mary Whitehead, certain personalty and all her late husband James Baldwin's personal estate. To grandson John Baldwin, son Mareen, daus. Susannah Lemar, Eliz. Pottenger and Priscilla Wickham, son Robert, and his son and dau., Robert and Mary, and grandson William Tyler, personalty. Residue of estate to wife Mary, extx., shd. she refuse to abide by above will son Ro bert to act. To grand-dau. Ruth certain personalty in event of wife's marriage. Test: Benja. Boyd, Phillip Pindell, Jr., Abra. Boyd, Jr., Henry Bryant. 21,911.


  • Birth and marriage records from Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County Maryland Indexes of Church Registers 1686-1885 p. 195

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