Shirley here is some information on John Watkins and Catherine Edelen.His will is enclosed. We think her name was Mary Catherine. She died after John Watkins. Your right there is nothing to be found on a Catherine Blyzard. I think because of the will that Giles left they think this is his daughter. In his will he only left permission for Thomas and Catherine to lease land. If this had been his daughter she would have got more than just a lease. On top of that the other kids never let them lease the land. It did not happen. There is a notation to this fact in writing in the court. I can not find my copy of it at the moment. Thank you for responding. I was going back and checking old postings. I do not know why I did not receive this. Brenda
The Will of John Watkins: 1703; 19 June:Will of John Watkins, Prince George Co., Maryland: To step daughter Ann Lewis personality. To step son Thomas Lewis personality. To step son John Lewis personality. To step son Edward Eanis personality. Wife Mary and step son Richard Lewis to be joint exs.
Watkins, John, Prince George's Co.,19th June, 1703 18th July, 1703 To daughter-in-law Ann Lewis, sons-in-law Thomas and John Lewis and Edward Eanis, personalty. Wife Mary and son-in-law Richard Lewis, joint exs. Test: Henry Acton, Eliza: Marsh, Ann Acton.11.373.
John Watkins and Katherine widow and admx of Thomas Lewis pf PG Co. married by7-3-1699. (INAC 19:67)