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Mary Hewes was born Aug 27, 1691 to Owen Hewes and his wife Mary "between nine and tenn o'clock in ye morning A.D. 1691".
  From St. Stephen's Parish Records, page 55.

Mary wed Richard Bouldin at St. Stephen's Parish church  on Jan. 17, 1716.  St. Stephen's is a lovely old Anglican church on the Eastern shore in Cecil County surrounded by pastoral corn fields.  Also from the St. Stephen's Records, page 90 as well as  Maryland Marriages 1634-1777 by Barnes, Book 3-CE-page 10

Mary and Richard lived on a plantation granted to him in 1723 "Richard's Chance" on Back Creek.  Back Creek is now the Delaware Chesapeake Canal.
Cecil County Certificate 335A, Lib IL#A, folio 35

They had 7 known children whose births were all recorded in the St. Stephen's Records:
1.  Mary Boulding, born Nov. 19, 1719, page 97, wed Richard Ford
2.  Richard Boulding, born Aug 10, 1720, page 103,
3.  Thomasin Boulding, born may 7, 1724, page 103
4.  Margaret Boulding, born Oct. 15, 1726, page 103
5.  Thomas Boulding, born April 1, 1728, page 104 wed Augustine Boulden his first cousin, daughter of Richard's youngest brother, James
6.  John Boulding, born April 3, 17??, page 103
7.  Rachel Boulding, born Oct. 7, 1732, page 104

Richard Boulding died 1740, Cecil County will record in Orphan's Court Oct 20, 1740, No 1, folio 407

His plantation went to sons Richard and ThomasRichard Ford and his wife Mary Boulden, our Richard's daughter were directed to educate two youngest children Thomas and Rachel.   His wife Mary Hewes Boulding is not mentioned, thus we assume that she died sometime between 1732 and oct 1740

The Bouldin family used a number of spellings.


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1.  What happened to daughters Thomasin and Margaret and son John?
2.  When did Mary die?
3.  Just where was Richard's Chance


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