Mr. LOVE had children:
1. John5 LOVE d. 9 Mar. 17181 [1718/9]
   m.1 Mary 10 Feb. 1704 [1704/5];1
   m.2. Anne PRESTON 26 June 1713;1 she d. 29 July 17171
   m.3. Rebecca STAPLEFORD 1 Jan. 17181 [1718/9]; she remarried
        William PIERCE 8 Aug. 17221
2. William5 LOVE d. 1 June 17201
   m. Anne BELL 2 Jan. 17101 [1710/1]; she remarried Thomas ROTHWELL
   21 Feb. 17201 [1720/1] and died before 24 Oct. 1727 when Thomas
3. Grace LOVE m. Joseph HARDEN/HARDING about 1711; d. 1717-1718 Talbot Co., MD

John LOVE and Anne PRESTON had:
1. John b. 10 Dec. 1716;1 m. Sarah;8 d. 1756 Talbot Co., MD8

William LOVE and Anne BELL had children:
1. William LOVE b. 6 Oct. 17131
2. Thomas LOVE b. 21 Oct. 17181; living 177610
3. third child2

Rebecca LOVE was administratrix for John LOVE, posting her bond of 100 pounds
on 24 March 1718 [1718/9] with Robt. STAPLEFORD and Thomas BARNETT her sureties.13
Approvers to the inventory of John LOVE in 1718 [1719] were Joseph HARDEN
and Jonathan TAYLOR.3 Maryland inventories were usually signed by two
next of kin, and two creditors, but under what capacity Joseph HARDEN
signed was not identified.  John's widow Rebecca was administratrix of his
estate, and payments included one to Jonathan TAYLOR, for Capt. Robertt
FLETCHER.  No payments were made to Joseph HARDEN, and the implication
would be that he may have signed as next of kin, and TAYLOR as a creditor.9

The estate of William LOVE was apparently not settled by his widow Ann's
second husband Thomas RATHELL until until after her death. Signing as next
of kin to the inventory of William LOVE in 1726 were Joseph HARDEN (one
place HARDING) and Sarah (her mark S L [or SC]) LOVE.4

To have been next of kin to both John LOVE and William LOVE, it is believed that
Joseph HARDEN's first wife Grace may have been a sister to John and William. 

In 1719 William LOVE, brother of John LOVE, deceased, asked for a valuation
of land belonging to John's son John, age 2.5 Another valuation was done
in 1720, and the land was described as part of the tract Hatton,
possessed by John LOVE, deceased.11 John PRESTON in his will written in 1712
had willed  to his daughter Anne PRESTON, "all the part of my Land being in 
the whole the the one half of the moeity called or known by the name of
Hatton by Estimation three hundred acres."12

In 1724 Joesph HARDING was guardian to John, and another valuation was taken.6
In 1731, George WEST was guardian to John, and another valuation was taken.7
When John [Jr.] died in 1756, Thomas LOVE and George WEST signed his inventory
as next of kin.8

Joseph HARDEN was married to Martha FROMILIER on 7 Aug. 1718.1 The relation
of either he or his wife to the LOVE family is unknown.

Sarah LOVE was married on 14 Feb. 1727/8 to George WEST.1  In that she signed
as next of kin to William's estate, and her husband was guardian for John,
Jr. and later signed John [Jr.'s] inventory as next of kin, Sarah could
be either a child of John Sr. and his first wife Mary, OR an eldest child
of William if she was born in 1712, between the marriage and birth of William, Jr.

It is believed that Sarah was born about 1708 the daughter of John LOVE and his
first wife Mary. George WEST and wife Sarah LOVE appear to have followed a naming
pattern that was sometimes followed among families from Scotland.
The first son was named after the paternal grandfather [Lotan]
The second son was named after the maternal grandfather [John]
The third son was named after the father [George}
The first daughter was named after the maternal grandmother [Mary]
If there had been additional daughters they would probably have been named Hannah
and Sarah, after the paternal grandmother and the mother respectively. 

1. St. Peter's Parish 1681-1744, Talbot Co., MD Marriage and Death Section p. 21 [image 15] Jno Love and Mary married 10 Feb. 1704 [1704/5] p. 40 [image 25] William Love and Anne Bell 2 Jan. 1710 [1710/1] p. 41 [image 25] Jno Love and Anne Preston married 26 June 1713 p. 46 [image 28] Anne Love, wife of John departed this life 29 July 1717 p. 51 [image 30] John Love & Rebekah Stapleford married 1 Jan. 1718 [1718/9] and departed this life 9 Mar. next p. 54 [image 32] William Love departed this life 1 June 1720 p. 55 [image 32] Thomas Rothwell & Ann Love married 21 Feb. 1720 [1720/1] p. 58 [image 34] William Pierce and Rebecca Love married 8 Aug. 1722 p. 67 [iamge 38] Thomas Rotthell and Jeane Harper married 24 Oct. 1727 p. 68 [image 39] George West and Sarah Love married 14 Feb. 1727/8 Note that published abstracts have incorrectly listed her name as Sarah Lowe. In comparison of "v" as in Davidson and "w" as in Howard on the same page, her name is clearly Love, not Lowe. Birth Section p. 8 [image 69] William Love son of William and Anne born 6 Oct. 1713 p. 12 [image 71] John Love son of John and Anne born 10 Dec. 1716 p. 16 [image 73] Thomas Love son of William and Ann born 21 Oct. 1718 2. William Love account, MD accounts 10:255-256. The legal representatives were 3 children, who were not named. 3. John Love inventory, MD inventories 3:77-78. 4. William Love inventory, MD inventories 11:811-813. 5. Talbot Co., MD land records 12:372. 1 August 1719 Whereas Wm. Love brother to John Love late of Talbot County, deceased, by his petition is appointed to take care of a small tract of about 50 acres with the care of his said brother's son, a minor of about two years named John. 6. Talbot Co., MD land records 13:147. 15 August 1724 we being summoned by Nicholas Goldsborough one of the Justice of Talbot County entered the plantation of John Love, son of John Love, deceased on the west side of St. Michael's Creek that is at present in the following repair Viz. The fences are much out of repair, the orchard consists of but four or five small apple trees, and a small number of cherry and peach trees, the dwelling house being about 20 feet long and 15 feet wide but the posts being decayed, the tobacco house is 40 feet long and 20 feet wide an in good repair. On consideration we Judge convenient that Joseph Harding the Guardian appointed by the said County have liberty to clear 10 acres adjoining the dwelling house and to use what timber shall be necessary to repair the house.... Signed: John Mullikin, Tho: Martin 7. Talbot Co., MD land records 13:655. 4 August 1731 came George West the guardian of John Love, son of John Love, deceased, and made application to Mr. Thomas Bozman, one of the Justices of the County to appoint persons to value the land and plantation of said Orphan. 8. John Love inventory, MD inventories 60:431-433. 9. John Love account, MD accounts 3:120-121. 10. Gauis Marcus Brumbaugh, Maryland Records, Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church, (Baltimore: Genelogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1975), Volume 2, p. 217. 1776 Census Bay Hundred, Talbot County. 11. Talbot Co., MD land records Talbot Co., MD land records 12:408. 30 July 1720 Valuation of a piece of land being part of the land called Hattin of John Love's deceased. 12. John Preston will, MD wills 13:665-666. 13. MD Testamentary Proceedings 23:335B.


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