Thanks for posting the will, Beulah.It is an interesting piece of the puzzle.
Let me share some bits of information I have found, and maybe you or someone else more clever than I can piece it all together.
From a book called Maryland Marriages 1634-1777, I found:
William Barkhurst married Hannah Buriss on March 2, 1730. William Barkhurst married Susannah Bown (also could be Boon or Bowen) August 5, 1735.These marriages took place in St. Lukes Parish, Queen Anne's County.Same William?
Other Barkhurst marriages: Charles m. Jane Carmen 1743 Elizabeth m. Roger Hicks 1733 Elizabeth m. John Burrows 1737 Elizabeth m. John Sparks 1737 George m. Amy Satterfield 1745 George m. Mary Carver 1750 Mary m. Abraham Burrows 1744 Rachel m. George Burris 1730 Mary m. Edward Satterfield 1744
I also found 13 children born to William and Susannah: Johnca 1736 Williamca 1737 Mary December 20, 1738 Thomas ca 1739 George ca 1741 Elizabeth ca 1743 Joseph ca 1745 Nathaniel ca 1747 Solomon ca 1749 Anner ca 1751 James ca 1753 Hannah ca 1755 Miss Barkhurst 1757
If this is correct, it casts doubt on whether James, son of William and Susannah, is the same James who is father to James and grandfather to David since the birthdates are not spaced to make it plausible.Does anyone have a piece of evidence that definitely ties James Barkhurst, father of James born 1760 on the Eastern Shore of Md., to William and Susannah?