Ann Lister who Married Richard Freeborne and David Thomas - MD 1700
I have been researching the Thomas's and Freeborne's of Maryland and I am posting this in hopes of finding information on Ann Lister and her family. She married Richard Freeborne, son of Thomas Freeborne, and then David Thomas per this posting, :
David (Thomas), m. by
1719, Ann Lister, widow of Richard Freeborne of BA County (MDAD 3:26).
David Thomas, married Ann “Hannah” Freeborne, daughter of Thomas Freeborne, and widow of George Smith, and Daniel Peverell by about 1706.
I believe that Ann Lister/lester married David Thomas sometime after 1718, the year Hannah Freeborne died, and before his death in 1720. I believe that Ann died before David Thomas, shortly after they were married. She may have had a son named Peter Lester/Lister listed as one of the executor's of his will, along with Richard Ruff and Antel Deaver. This would mean that Lister/Lester would not have been her maiden name. Peter Lester could have been a brother? I do not believe she had any surviving children by David Thomas or Richard Freeborne
The following information will hopefully help any Lister/Lester researcher who has not seen it before:
Liber 27, folio 84
15 May 1749
LESTER, ANN, Baltimore Co.
To son Henry Hail, negro John & negro boy Will, my hogs, a bed, & a chest.
To grdson Thomas Hail, negro boy Dick.
To son George Lester, my cattle, a skillet, pots, & the sterl. money in hands of son-in-law James Sinkler.
To grddau. Sarah Lester, , negro girl Bett.
To grddau. Martha Lester, ngro girl Bella.
To dau. Mary, a pot from my son George.
To dau. Mary Sinkler, negro woman Nan, my bed, trunk, & clothes.
To grddau. Ann Sinkler, negro boy Jack.
To grdson Lester Sinkler, negro child Tony.
To son Henry & dau. Mary, equ. div., my pewter.
Witn: Ja[mes] Stewart, Mary Stewart, Elizth. Cook.
8br [Oct.] 14 1749, sworn to by James Stewart & Eliza. Cook.
George Lester Wit. To William Smith Will in 1738:
In his will, dated 26 November 1738 and proved 2 January 1738/9, he appoints his wife Mary executrix and names his "four Children vizt: Wm Smith Junr, George Smith, Nathaniel Smith and Hannah Smith." He leaves his dwelling plantation of 250 acres on Delf Creek ("Contrivance" and "Newsom's Meadow") to his wife for her life with reversion equally to his sons George and Nathaniel Smith. His executrix is to convey to "Hellen Newsom" the 254 acres of "Benjamin's Choice." The will is signed "Wm Smith" and is witnessed by Henry Hale, Aquila Paca, and George Lester (MHR: Baltimore County Original Wills, box 5, folder 86, photostat).