Maryland John Ryland Liber 24, folio 172 20 March 1739/40 RYLAND, JOHN, Sr., Cecil Co., planter. To wif & extr., Mary Ryland, my dw. plntn, of Mulberry Mould & Mulberry Dock, 10a of Shawberry Banks, alias Locust Point, in Kent Co. where Gideon Pearce Ferry is on Sasafras R. To son Thomas Ryland, part of Mulberry Mould & Mulberry Dock, & on my wife d., the rest. To dau. Mary Pennington, on the d. of my wife, a chest of drawers & a breeding mare. To Mary Severson, w. o. Thomas Severson, on the d. of my wife, a cow & calf & a breeding sow. My p. e. is to be equ. div. betw. my 2 sons, John & Thomas Ryland, & my 2 sons-in-law, Richard & Bartlet Smith. Witn: James Thring, Charles Leach, John Lodowick Aklehart. 22 July 1745, sworn to by Aklehart; John Ryland, heir-at-law, did not object.
Liber 25, folio 336 4 June 1747 RYLAND, JOHN, Sr., Cecil Co., planter. To son John Ryland, Strawberry Bank & any other lands in Kent Co. To younger son Sylvester Ryland, Mulberry Mold & Mulberry Dock, where I live in Cecil Co., but in default of issue, to my 2 daus, Rebecca & Elizabeth Ryland [both under 16]. The residue of my p. e. to be div. equ. among my 4 chldn. To wife & extrx. [not named], a desk & a side saddle above her 1/3. Witn: Edwd. John White, Charles Bowen, Ann Bowen. 11 April 1748, sworn to by both Bowens in presence of John Ryland, eldest son.