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William Coulbourn—Somerset County Leader
By Timothy Robinson

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Appendix 1

The Will of Col. William Coulbourn
Found in Somerset Judicial Record 1691 November – 1692 June
Microfilm CR 45,673 fol. 5-6.

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In the name of God Amen the twentieth day of January One Thousand Six Hundred eighty-nine, I William Coulbourn of Annamessex in the county of Somerset and Province of Maryland being sick of body but of perfect memory and remembrance blessed by God yet calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life do make constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following revoking and disannulling all former and other wills by these present by me made and this only and none other to be my last will and testament and first being penitent and heartily sorry for all my sins past I do commit my soul unto Almighty God in hope through the meritous days and passion of Jesus Christ my savior to receive full pardon and forgiveness of the same. Next I commit my body to the earth to be buried in decent Christian manner according to the executor hereafter named. And to the settling of my estate which it pleased God to bestow upon me far beyond my deserts. I do give and bequeath in manner and form following. But first I will that all those debts and legacies I owe and conscience to any manner or person whatsoever shall be well and truly paid within convenient time after my death.

I give and bequeath unto my eldest son William Coulbourn my full and sole executer the plantation whereon I live now and all the land belonging thereunto except two tracts of land, with three Negroes vizt Emmanuel, Betty and Abraham as also my own horse saddle, bridle pistols and holsters, one press standing in the outer room with the table, and set of bedspread, a pair of andirons and one chest of drawers in the inward lower room, six draught oxen with plow and necessaries belonging ----------

Secondly I do give and bequeath unto my son Robert Coulbourn one parcel of land called Harts Ease containing two hundred acres and another parcel of land called Harts content containing fifty acres to him and his heirs forever, also one Negro called Jack with one young horse with a blaze down his face with one chest of drawers being in the chamber with two thousand pounds of tobacco.

Thirdly I do dive and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Taylor and John Taylor and to the heirs of their bodies forever one parcel of land which the said John Taylor has cleared upon beginning at a marked oak dividing it from my son William’s land and so running up my creek to the land I formerly gave my daughter Penelope with one Mulatto boy called Will and one mare called sweet lips and I order that my granddaughter Dorothy have her first mare colt. And I also give my four granddaughters Anne, Jane, Dorothy and Mary Taylor each of them one cow calf and Dorothy one ewe lamb.

Fourthly also to my daughter Anne Taylor I give one wanscoat Chest and one chest more that is in the storehouse and two thousand pounds of tobacco.

Fifthly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Penelope Holland one hive of bees and twelve pence in silver the full of her legacy and portion.

Sixthly I further give unto my aforementioned son William Coulbourn my house that is in town as also my feather bed I lie on with its furniture thereto belonging with a bell mettle pot and two brass pans I give unto my granddaughter Anne one yearling heafer.

Seventhly I give unto my cousin John West one cow and calfe.

Eighthly I do desire that what other personal estate is left when the legalities are paid be equally divided among my two sons and daughter vizt William, Robert and Anne.\

Ninthly it is my will and desire that my sons Robert and John Taylor have the privilege of my great pasture for their creatures during their life times they helping keep the fence in repair.

Signed sealed witnessed pronounced and declared to be my last will and testament. Signed- William V. Coulbourn (his seal was also affixed)

The will was witnessed by Thomas Everdon, William Murton, Lancelott James, George Maddox, and John West.


Appendix 2

An Inventory of Colonel William Coulbourn
SJ6
Somerset Judicial Record 1691 November – 1692 June
Microfilm CR 45,673 Fol. 45-7


	
An inventory of the personall estate of the goods and 
chattels of Colonel William Coulbourne late of Sommerset 
County in ye province of Maryland deceased appraised in 
money sterling by us the under named persons May the 29th day 1690.
		
Six draught oxen at fifty shillings per ................15.00.00
6 calves and cowes at twenty five shillings a piece..... 7.10.00
3 old cowes at twenty shillings apiece ..................3.00.00
4 two year old heifers at fifteen shillings per .........3.00.00
3 bulls two of twenty shillings a piece the other at fifteen 
shillings is ............................................2.15.00
2 four year old steers at twenty shillings a piece is... 2.00.00
1 ditto three year old at twelve shillings .............00.12.00
4 steere yearlings and 1 heifer yearling at five shillings per 
piece is............................................... 01.05.00
1 feather bed one rugg one pare of blanketts 2 paire sheetes one 
suite of curtainnes and boulster two pillows and one bedstead being 
Capt. Wm. Coulbourne's legacy at six pounds ............06.00.00
A chest of drawers of two pounds Captain Coulbourne's legacy forty 
shillings...............................................02.00.00
1 horse Indian Brick pistolls and houlsters at six pounds a legacy 
to ditto ...............................................06.00.00
3 Negroes vizt. Emanuel Betty and Abraham at twenty pounds a piece 
Capt Coulbourne's legacy ...............................60.00.00
1 plow and necessaries thereto belonging at forty shillings Capt. 
Coulbourne's legacy ....................................02.00.00
1 press Capt. Coulbournes legacy at twenty shillings... 02.00.00
1 bedstead Capt. Coulbourne's legacy four shillings ....00.04.00
1 pare of andirons a part of Coulbourne's legacy at fifteen 
shillings ..............................................00.15.00
1 table capt. Coulbourne's legacy of ten shillings .....00.10.00
1 yearling heifer a legacy to Ann Coulbourne Junior at five 
shillings ..............................................00.05.00
1 Negro called Jacke a legacy to Robert Coulbourne of twenty pounds 
........................................................20.00.00
1 four year old horse a legacy of Robert Coulbourne  fifty 
shillings ..............................................02.10.00
1 chest of drawers in the upper room Robert Coulbourne's legacy at 
thirty shillings .......................................01.10.00
2000 pounds of tobacco a legacy to Robert Coulbourne of Som. 
Shillings pd to ........................................08.00.00
A wainscot chest in ye lower room belonging to Agnes Taylors legacy 
........................................................00.15.00
1 malatto named Black Will John Taylor's legacy at twenty pounds 
........................................................02.05.50
1 belmettle pott and 2 brass kittles a legacy of Capt. Coulbourne's 
thirty shillings .......................................01.10.00
1 ewe lamb and legacy ye to Dorithy Taylor at eight shillings 
	........................................................00.11.00
3 old sawes 1 earth crock 3 paires of earthenware at eleven 
shillings ..............................................00.11.00
27 empty caskes one spinning wheale one paire of wool cords and 2 
benlis at ..............................................02.05.00
6 turkey work chaires of twenty shillings ..............01.00.00
1 feather bed boulster and rugg curtaines and bedsteads at four 
pounds and ten shillings ...............................04.10.00
One old body of a cart at three shillings ..............00.03.00
Three bushells of salt 1 small rope 1 old quart pot all at ten 
shillings six pence ....................................00.10.06
1 chest in the upper room of wainscott at twelve shillings 
........................................................00.12.00
2 feather beds 2 ruggs 2 boulsters one old single blankitt the 
one of two pounds ten shillings the other one pound ten shillings 
and 6 in all ...........................................04.00.00
4 old chairs at six shillings 00.06.002 dishes with drawers at 
tenn shillings..........................................00.10.00
1 razor and knife one raggstone one small parcell of sealing wax 
one fishhook one led and one punch at two shillings.....00.02.00
A parcell of flax viz. One tankard four spoones one cup one broakin 
seal with shoe buckles of seaven pounds three shillings 
........................................................07.03.00
1 gold ring at fifteen shillings .......................00.15.00
1 looking glass at 12 shillings ........................00.12.00
3 swords and one belt at 12 shillings ..................00.12.00
6 yards of canvas at 6 pence per 3 ells of dowlass at two shillings 
per ell 6 yds blew linen at six pence per yd and one ball of cotton 
1/4 pound in all 12 shillings 4 pence ..................00.12.04
Ninety two pounds of pewter at twelve pence per pound is04.12.00
Thirty pounds of old pewter at eight pence pr pound is. 01.00.00
1 pun board chest at tenn shillings.................... 00.10.00
1 warming pan and one brass candlestick at tenn shillings 
........................................................00.10.00
1 pare of brass scales and weights at five shillings ...00.05.00
Half a pound of brown thread at one shilling and one pound three 
quarters of course threat at three shillings six pence in all 
........................................................00.04.06
1 pound and a quarter of shoe makers thread at 19 p ye pound 
........................................................00.01.00
3 ounces of silk and 5 dozen silke coat buttons and 4 dozen of 
small buttons at 9 shillings ...........................00.09.00
 gross of thread buttons at 9 pence ...................00.00.09
1 small trunk at five shillings ........................00.05.00
3 pare of sheets at twelve shillings ...................00.12.00
1 feather bed one pillow and one trunnell bedstead at fifty 
shillings ..............................................02.10.00
3 old shirts 3 paire of drawers and two caps at tenn shillings 
........................................................00.10.00
2 wearing coats two pare breeches one jackitt and one hatt at 40 
shillings ..............................................02.00.00
2 old diaper tablecloths six napkins and three towells and one 
canvas bag at 20 shillings .............................01.00.00
3 small wooden tables at 15 shillings ..................00.15.00
2 guns the one along gun at one pound tenn shillings ...01.10.00
1 paire of small stilliards at six shillings ...........00.06.00
1 great peruke  at three shillings .....................00.03.00
6 books viz. The chronicles of England Talton and one great bible 
3 more at three pence ....................................03.00.00
1 smoothing iron and heaters 1 paire of old stirrup irons of six 
shillings ..............................................00.06.00
1 Virginia cloth hasiroak (?) of four shillings ........00.04.00
11 ewes and 13 lambs att 8 shillings per piece the one with ye 
other ..................................................09.12.00
9 weathers and 2 rams at tenn shillings per piece ......05.10.00
1 copper kettle and 1 brass kittle at two pounds two shillings 
........................................................02.02.00
3 spitts two dripping pans 5 potthooks five iron potts three paire 
of pott hookes and one small fender at fifty shillings..02.10.00
1 old table in the quarters and a panell of wooden .....00.10.00
3 iron wedges and two maul rings and one ninstard bullett at three 
shillings ..............................................00.03.00
1 frying pan at two shillings ..........................00.02.00
1 parcel of feathers at five shillings .................00.05.00
Two pare of tongs at three shillings ...................00.03.00
1 paire of millstones at twenty shillings.............. 01.00.00
2 old sailes at seven shillings ........................00.07.00
5 old howes at four shillings ..........................00.04.00
1 pair  books and spurrs one raised box and one old scarth (?) At 
four shillings .........................................00.04.00
1 small brass morter at two shillings and six pence ....00.02.06
6 hives of bees at six shillings per hive ..............01.16.00
1 sett andirons 1 old grapevine and one pair of old iron at tenn 
shillings ..............................................00.10.00
3 flittches of bacon at thirty shillings ...............01.10.00
A parcel of in hand half plank twelve foot long at 17 shillings 
........................................................00.17.00
1 feather bed boulster and one small coverlett at thirty shillings  
........................................................01.10.00
10 barrells Indian Corne at three pounds ...............03.00.00
1 bay horse four years old at two pounds ten shillings..02.10.00
6 hoggs of a year old   ................................01.16.00
2 sowes and piggs at twelve shillings ..................00.12.00
6 small shoats at six shillings ........................00.06.00
2 pyne plank twenty foot long at two shillings and six pence 
........................................................00.02.06
3 pare of spectacles and 2 cases at three shillings ....00.03.00
Parcel of cash made use of by captain Coulbourne seaven shillings 
and six pence ..........................................00.07.06
1 wainscott chest John Taylor's legacy at tenn shillings00.10.00
1 old sive one old riddle one cautering iron one old sifter two 
glass bottles 3 paire of starlings two pair of sheep sheares one 
paire of old slippers one tinn funnell and one pinsfe (?) All at 
twelve shillings....................................... 00.12.00
In all................................................ 255.05.05 
	Robert King (sealed)
	John King (sealed)



Appendix 3

Account of Col. William Coulbourn
Somerset Judicial Record SJ6
1691 Nov – 1692 June Fol. 150-2



William Coulbourn as Administrator to the Estate of Col. William 
Coulbourn deceased, debt to John Taylor –
To a Negro, 2,000 lbs of tobacco and other legacies as per Contra 
And Appraisement                                  26      3      0
To John Taylor, third parts deducted 
from the legacies                                 33      2      9
						  59      5      9

Also a memorandum of things delivered
John Taylor before the appraisement:
February 10, 1689/90   to 15 lb. Of bacon
March 22, 1690         to 1 peck of corn
      24               to  bushel of ditto
      26               19  of bacon
      29                barrel of corn
April  5               to 5 pecks of corn
      19               to  bushel of ditto
      18               to  bushel of ditto
      19               to 2  bushels of ditto
May   10               to  bushel of ditto
      11               to  bushel of ditto
      15               to  bushel of ditto
Errors excepted by me, William Coulbourn, Administrator

Per Contra Creditor
Per a Negro as per appraisement                 20      0      0
Per 2,000 lbs of tobacco appraised at 
4s per cent                                     04      0      0
Per a wainscoat chest at                        00     15      0
Per another chest                               00     10      0
Per an ewe lamb                                 00     08      0
Per 2 yearling heifers                          00     10      0
The particulars above being legacies to balance 26      3      0

Per his share of cattle delivered said Taylor 
to content                                      06      3      0
Per dittoes share of sheep                      05      0      8
Per a bed and furniture                         04     10      0
Per a brass kettle                              00     12      0
Per 2 trammels 1 spitt 1 small pot 1 great pot  00     15      8
Per 1 pair pot hooks and 2 pails                00      1      6
Per 1 share pewter                              01     17      4
Per earthen ware and one saw                    00     03      8
Per 1 share of bacon                            00     10      0
Per 1 pair sheets                               00      8      0
Per linen, thread and silk                      00      7      0
Per 1 wainscoat                                 00      4      0
Per one pair fire tongs                         00      2      0
Per 1 shirt & pair of drawers                   00      3      4
Per 1 pair of spectacles and weeding hoe        00      2      0
Per 1 share of Cider Cask                       00     12      0
Per 1 share of corn in full                     01      0      0
Per 1 share of bees                             00      6      0
Per 1 pair of stockings & red box               00      2      0
Per 1 bushel of salt & a rope                   00      4      0
Per 1 sword and belt                            00      4      0
Per I Gun                                       01      0      0
Per 1 large stilliard                           00     12      0
Per 1 share of plate & rings                    02     12      8
                                                27     12      2
                                                26      3      0
						53     15      2
This Account was proved in open court per oath of
Captain William Coulbourn   
…… to my salary according to Act of Assembly     5      7      6
						59      2      8
Rest due to John Taylor                                 3      1
Errors Excepted by me Wm Coulbourn, 
Administrator                                   59      5      9
William Coulbourn as Administrator to the Estate 
of Col. William Coulbourn
Debt to Robert Coulbourn
To a Negro, 2,000 lbs of tobacco and other       P      S      d
Legacies as per Inventory and Appraisement      28      0      0
To Robert Coulbourn third part deducted
From the legacies                               33      2      9
					        61      2      9

Per Contra Credit                                P      S      d
Per a Negro as per appraisement                 20      0      0
Per 1 horse                                     02     10      0
Per 1 chest of drawers                          01      0      0
Per 2,000 lbs of tobacco                        04      0      0
                                                28      0      0
Per 1 iron pot                                  00      5      0
Per 1 bucket                                    00      2      0
Per 1 pair of great pot racks and 2 pair 
pot hooks                                       00     16      8
Per 1 smoothing iron 2 heaters & 
stirrup irons                                   00      6      0
Per I pair of small stilliards                  00      6      0
Per silk buttons and thread equally divided     00     16      0
Per 1 share pewter                              01     17      4
Per 1 whipsaw & earthen ware                    00      3      8
Per 1 sword                                     00      4      0
Per 1 share plate and rings                      2     12      0
Per 2 beds 2 boulsters 1 rug 1 coverlid         04      0      0
Per 1 spinning wheel & wool cards               00     10      0
Per 1 maul ring and 2 wedges                    00      2      0
Per 1 hilling & 1 weeding hoe                   00      1      4
Per 1 pair spectacles                           00      1      0
Per 1 hand mill                                 01      0      0
Per 3 yards of canvas                           00      1      6
Per 1 shirt                                     00      1      6
Per 1 share of cattle                           06      2      4
Per 1 share of sheep                            05      0      8
Per 1 book Smith’s works                        00      5      0
Per 1 share of corn in full                     01      0      0
Per 1 dripping pan and spit                     00      5      4
Per 1 share of bacon                            00      6      0
Per 1 chair table                               00     10      0
Per 1 share of cider cask                       00     12      0
Per 1 pair sheep shears and 1 pair stockings    00      3      6
Per 2 hives of bees                             00     12      0
						28      3      6
                                                28      0      0
                                                56      3      6
At 10 percent salary to Administrator           05     12      0
						61     15      6

Errors Excepted by me, William Coulbourn Administrator


Account of Bills and Tobacco debts owing which 
were left per Col. William Coulbourn
						      Lbs of tobacco
Mr. Andrew Whittington                                          1700
Rowland Shepard                                                 0400
Walter Lane                                                     0572
Richard Rugg                                                    0100
William Jenkins                                                 0410
Michael Williams                                                0710
Miles Harrison                                                  0228
Richard Samuels                                                 0130
Richard Tull                                                    0728
Edward Beauchamp                                                0180
Thomas Tull                                                     0787
John Hopworth                                                   0164
Robert Hopkins                                                  0200
Ferby Rugg                                                      0400
Michael Holland                                                 1400
In the tobacco houses                                           1386
A parcel of tobacco                                             0280
3 barrels and 4 bushels Indian Corn                             0380
An unknown debt to John Llewellins 
                                                     Total    10,152
Account proved by William Coulbourn Administrator
Account of Debts desperate left per Col. William Coulbourn deceased
James Berry                                                     0414
George Trahearne                                                0387
John Rowell                                                     0100
Robert Boyer                                                    0392
Walter Machenrick                                               0434
Thomas Poole                                                    0444
                                                                2171

Per Contra Credit per Tobacco paid out                  lbs. Tobacco
Tobacco paid John Taylor                                        2100
Per Robert Coulbourn                                            2128
Per David Brown                                                 0900
Per Mr. Francis Jenkins                                         0767
Per Mary Prise                                                  0560
Per Thomas Peel                                                 0200
Per Thomas Pryor                                                0400
Per Robert Carvell                                              0341
Per Samuel Alexander                                            1100
Per Levin Denwood                                               0100
Per Doctor John Lodge                                           0400
Per freedom clothes paid a servant woman                        0400
Per 1 shift paid Mary Pryor per order of deceased               0150
Per Isaac Horsey for a coffin                                   0200
Per probate letters of Administration to Clerk and Sheriff      0470
Per 1 bushel of salt paid Thomas Davis                          0100
Per John Adkins                                                 0260
Per debt vigorous                                               0200
Per trouble & charge at the appraisement of the deceased
Estate                                                          0400
							      13,676
William Coulbourn, Administrator






Appendix Four

Neighbors of Col. William Coulbourn in Somerset County along the Annemessex River north and south of Coulbourn Creek.64




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(patent date in parenthesis)

Coulbourn – Nathaniel Horsey (1663)
Dixon’s Kindness – Thomas Pryor (1666)
First Choice – Thomas Dixon (1677)
Dixon’s Choice – Ambrose Dixon (1666)
Boston Towne – Captain Thomas Walker (1677)
Cheap Price – Thomas Price (1663)
William’s Conquest – Michael Williams (1663)
Williamston – Thomas Williams (1663)
Double Purchase – William Planner (1666)
Mitchell’s Lot – Randall Mitchell
Adam’s Garden – Phillip Adams (1670)
Long’s Purchase – John Long (1660)
Boston Adventure – Henry Boston (1664)
Dam Quarter – Thomas Dixon (1683)
Make Peace – John Roach (1663)
White Oak Swamp – Cornelius Ward (1680)
Undue – Stephen Horsey (1664)
Long Hedge – John Center (1679)
Little Uske – Nathaniel Daugherty (1681)
Ferry Bridge – William Coulbourn Jr.(1685)
Wood Street – Thomas Jones (1677)
Little Bolton – Alexander Draper (1663)
Hart’s Content – William Morris (1682)
Hopewell – John Caldwell (1679)


Appendix 5


Estate Inventories used in Wealth Comparison65
Henry Bishop Jr.	1687		47-9-4
Edward Smith		1687	       171-6-5
William Stevens	        1688	      766-10-5
Robert Wilson		1688	      113-11-0
Capt Edward Watkins	1688 		5-7-60
 John Murphy		1688		23-0-0
John Sterry		1688		40-0-0
Nathaniel Dougherty	1688		66-0-0
John Roberts		1688		76-5-0
Alexander Adison    	1688		28-0-0
Ambrose Dixon	        1688	       326-8-0
William Hathly	        1688		4-19-9
William Walton	        1688		89-9-2
James Weatherly	        1689		1-8-02
Thomas Willin	        1689		51-5-9
Thomas Herb		1692		26-0-0
Capt. Robert Whittie 	1693	       104-0-0
George Russell	        1693		14-0-0
Nicholas Carpenter	1693		29-9-0
Thomas Viney 	        1694	      46-17-02
John Covington	        1694		66-5-1
Francis Gunby		1695		4-15-9
William Coulbourn III   1695		 5-0-0
Samuel Tomlinson	1695		2-10-5
Phillip Adams		1696	      44-14-11




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