SOMERSET County Court, Maryland. 1743 Tax List BALTIMORE HUNDRED Head of household: ADEAR, Reason MSA No: C1812-17-36866 & 36868
Prior to 1775 BALTIMORE HUNDRED was claimed as part of WORCESTER County, Maryland. After boundary line between Maryland and Delaware was confirmed, Baltimore Hundred became part of Sussex County, Delaware.
Worcester County, Maryland Directory - 1878 WORCESTER COUNTY occupies the extreme s.e. corner of the State, and comprises the entire coast of 30 miles, from Delaware to Virginia, and is bounded on the north by Wicomico County and the State of Delaware, east by the ocean, south by the ocean and Virginia, and west by Somerset and Wicomico counties, from the latter of which it is separated by the Pocomoke River.
SOMERSET County, Maryland 1724 - tax list Stephen O'DEAR Sr. and Jr.
Benjamin ADEAR / Adair of Baltimore Co. Maryland, executor of the 1788 will of James Ruse. "ITEM the two Schuners (schooners) to remane for the year of the whole family and I do hereby appoint Benjamin ADAIR and my wife Saintly Excutors of this last will and Tesyament on witness my hand and seal the day and date above written. Jas X Ruse, mark. Signed and Sealed and published and declared by the within named Testatrix to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names in the presence of the said Testatrix Adam Clackner Benjamin Adear (sic) Peter Shellingburg Source: the Hall of Records, (Maryland State Archives), 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401, Baltimore County Wills: Folio 301, Book 4, 1788