George Beddenfield was christened on March 13, 1717 at Westminister Parish.
Anthony died in 1740 when he was about 61 years old. He remembered his wife, Mary and children: Elizabeth Mary Ann, Eastor, and Anthony in his will.
Anne Arundel County, Maryland was established in 1650 and was originally part of St. Mary's County.
Planter is an archaic term for a settler. Plantation was a method of colonization where settlers were "planted" abroad. A plantation is also the kind of large farm that was the economical basis of many American Colonies and owners of these farms were also called planters.
Lush forests in Colonial America allowed settlers to build wooden homes.
Estate inventories give us a glance into the home life of Colonial Americans.
Testis (Test) is latin for witness. Testes is the plural.
Maryland Calendar of Wills; Volume 8
Beddenfield, Anthony, planter, Anne Arundel County;
15th May, 1740.
To daus. Elizabeth, Mary Ann and Eastor and son Anthony, 1s.
To wife Mary, extx., residue of estate, real and personal.
Test: William Phelps, Jonathan Taylor, Thomas Cheney [Jr.].