Dated October 29, 1776 Will of Thomas Meek To wife Ann three Negroes during widowhood but if she remarries she is to have only one third part of movables. If she chooses she can live on my place during widowhood at "Halston" with the privilege of renting the place where I now live and have the rent and profits. To oldest son William 50 acres of "Pleasant Hill", personalty and 50 1bs. To daughter Jean 100 acres of "Pleasant Hill", and 100 1bs, more at decease of her husband William Long, but if he survives her it is to be divided equally between her children. To daughter Margaret 50 1bs. To son Thomas 120 1bs for his education and clothing and a horse. To son David 50 1bs, to be paid him as soon as the place he lives on is sold. To son Samuel if he lives to come home from the army, the plantation I live on after death of his mother. To Alexander tract "Mullins Delight" and part of tract called "Needwood". To son Isaac tract lying on Ceadar Creek, 150 acres, also 7 1bs, 10 shillings to pay for the deed. One negro equally between Alexander and Isaac after their mother's death. If either of my sons should die their shares to be divided among my sons and daughter Margaret. Lower end of tract "Needwood" to be sold to pay legacies. Alexander's place to be rented until he is of age. Residue to be divided equally among my sons and daughters. Wife Ann and son Thomas executors. To sell what is necessary for education of son Thomas Witnesses: William Boyd, Jr. Charity Boyd Benjamin Boyd Probated January 20, 1777 Land Records of Frederick County, Maryland Will also recorded at Annapolis, Md., Liner 41, Folio 440 Liber F, page 786 Land Records of Frederick County, Maryland Liber T. I. #1, page 422 In 1739 a grant of land was surveyed for Thomas Cresap, called the "Forest of Needwood". Liber 3, page 265 "Needwood Forest" originally so called resurveyed for Thomas Cresap, August 1, 1746, beginning at the original bounded tree being a bounded white oak standing on a draught of Conogeheigh on the west side of the wagon road that leads from Potowimack to Susquehanna. Patented July 2, 1748 Liber F, page 786 Deed between Thomas and Thomas Cresap. At the request of Thomas Meek, June 23, 1759. Thomas Cresap for 27 1bs current money of the Province of Maryland sells to Thomas Meek land called "Needwood Forest" 146 acres Liber J Page 750 At the request of Charles Whitehead, August 24, 1784, deed between Thomas Meek of Fredrick Co., Province of Maryland, and Charles Whitehead, Thomas Meek deeds land called "Meek's Folly", of Fredrick County, Md. on the great road that leads from the mouth of the Conocoochegue to Pennsylvania and west of Jacob Miller's to Charles Whitehead, 100 acres in the tract. Ann the wife of Thomas Meek signs the deed. Washington County, Pennsylvania "Needwood Forest" originally so called resurveyed for Thomas Cresap, August 1, 1746, beginning at the original bounded tree being a bounded white oak standing on a draught of Conogeheigh on the west side of the wagon road that leads from Potowimack to Susquehanna. Patented July 2, 1748 Liber F, page 786 Boynton 523
Thomas married Ann.