Information on Henry Everett courtesy Ron Cofiell.
Henry Everet was transported to Maryland in 1679 (Maryland State Archives website: "Supplement to Early Settlers Query" by Dr. Carson Gibb, citing Patents WC2, p. 101).
from Prerogative Court (Wills, Original), Box E, folder 26, Accession No.: 1330-7-/32, Maryland State Archives, No.: S540-7
In the name of god Amen
I Henery Everett of the County of Ann arrundell in the province of Maryland being in perfect health and memory __?__ and praise bee to the Lord doe make this my Last will and testament in maner and form following
Imprimis I give & bequeath my soule unto almighty god my Creator hopeing he will give me full pardon & full remission of all my sinns and my body unto the earth from whence it came there to bee buried in a Christian and Decent maner
2ly I give & bequeath unto my Eldest sister ? fifteene pound
sterling to bee paid out of the money given me in my grandfathers will
3ly I give & bequeath unto my sister Thomazin Everett twenty one pound sterling to bee paid alsoe out of the foresaid money Given by my grandfather
4ly I give & bequeath unto my Kinswoman Thomazin Dunn fifteen pound sterling to bee paid alsoe out of the foresd. money given by my grandfather which foresaid money is now in the hands & possession of my uncle Peter Everett Living in St. Edmonds Bovey [parish of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, England]. and if this money bee not paid according to my will then my will & desire is and alsoe doe give full power to ? Ensor upon ? an Inn: Called by the name of the white hart in Bilston [Bildeston] in Suffolk for the payment of the foresaid money.
5ly I give & bequeath unto Humphry Chilcott the son of James Chilcott one pid heiffer about to yeare ould marked ? Edward Griffith’s ? ? ? the said Griffiths cattle I give unto the said Humphry ? & her ?
6ly I give & bequeath unto my Lo: friend James Chilcott fiftie Acres of Land out of a dower out of Land called by the name of Bell parke lying in Calvert County
for his one life his wife
Ann Chilcotts life
& his sonn (James) Chilcotts life for all these three there lives unto the Longer liver of them
7ly I give & bequeath unto John Groome the son of Ffrancis Groome a hei[ffer?] [part of page missing] ? ? and her ? marked of the foresaid Ffrancis his [part of page missing]
8ly and Lastly I give and bequeath unto my Loveing wife Mary [part of page missing] rest of my Estate both personall and real in this Countrey & [part of page missing] shee and her heirs for ever Lawfully begoten of her Boddy and [part of page missing]
die without Issue then I give & bequeath my foresaid Estate [part of page missing] & ? unto my sister Thomazin Everett to shee & her heirs [part of page missing] Lawfully begotten of her Boddy
and if shee should die without issue [part of page missing] I give & bequeath unto my brother in Law James Maxfeild my ? [part of page missing] Estate Boath personall & real unto him & and his heirs for ever.
and farther I doe impower my Lov. wife Mary Everett to receive Eightie one pound sterling of my uncle Peter Everett for the payment of the foresaid money or to ? Ensor upon the foresaid white Harte Inn in Bilston when shee pleaseth.
and farther I doe desire my Lov. friends James Chilcott And James Maxfeild & my executors in trust to see this my will performed this is & beeing my Last will & testament as Wittness my hand & seale this Eleventh day of Ffebruary in the yeare of our Lord 1683/84
Signed sealed & delivered
In the presents of
Henry Everett [seal]
Robert [his RH mark] Hawkins
August ye 14- 1686
Then Came before me Robert Hawkins and Daniel Collett two of ye wittnesses to ye within mentioned will & made oath that they saw ye within named Henery Everett deceased Sign Seal & deliver the within written will & further say not in testimony whereof I have hereunto Subscribed.
On 28 April 1686 Capt. Henry Hanslap, in court on behalf of Mary Everett, showed that John [should be Henry] Everett made his last will and testament, and therein appointed James Chilcott and James Maxfeild executors in trust; also, that Mary Everett prayed that administration of her husband’s estate be granted to her (Prerogative Court Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 13, folio 327, Location: 01/12/02/038, MSA No.: S529-23). The court granted her request.
On 5 May 1686, James Maxwell exhibited Henry Everett's will, stating that Everett
… did in his life time make his last will and testament in writing and thereof made James Chilcott and James Maxfeild Executors and that the said James Chilcott is since dec’d., and for that the sd. Maxfeild is the surviving Executor … (ibid., folio 338).