I thought I would update what I said about Clement not being Walter's father. Clement left a will, and what he had went to his two daughters, two sons, and two grandsons:
Signed: December 12, 1778
Proved: June 20, 1780
The Last Will of
In the name of God, Amen. I Clement Mattingly of Saint Mary's County and State of Maryland, being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect memory do make this my last will and Testament, in manner and form following that is to say, I bequeath my soul to almighty God, who gave it me, and as for the worldly goods, which it hath pleased God to give me, I do dispose of in manner and form following, Viz! My will and desire is, that all my just debts be paid by my executors hereafter named--------
Item. I give and bequeath unto my two loving Daughters, Ann Mattingly, and Ruth Mattingly my dwelling plantation called Nowles Purchase to them and their heirs forever, and it is my will and desire that if either of my aforesaid Daughters Ann and Ruth Mattingly should die without heirs, that the said Land Should go to the survivor. I likewise give and bequeath unto my two aforesaid daughters Ann Mattingly and Ruth Mattingly, all my stock and household goods of any kind whatsoever, either at my said Dwelling plantation or at the late dwelling plantation of my Father.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my little Grandson John Mattingly all that part of the late dwelling plantation of my Father called Great Saint Thomas, also all that part of Audry Land, which lies on the East side of the Main Road, which land, from the Cold Springs towards Chaptico, together with my water Mill, and the Lands thereunto adjoining, being a Slip of Land called Mattinglys Land, and a small parcel which my Father purchased of Thomas Warren, to him and his heirs forever---
Item. I give and bequeath unto my little Grandson John McWilliams all the main Road, leading from the Cool Springs to Chaptico, to him and his heirs forever-----Item I give and bequeath unto my little Grandson Clement McWilliams, all my Land called Mount Misery, lying in the Mill swamp, to him and his heirs forever.----------
Item. I give unto my loving son, John Mattingly, now a priest Twenty pounds Current money of the State, to be paid him by my executors on his arrival in Maryland.---- Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Mattingly's Children Viz: Ann, Elizabeth, Mary, and John Mattingly Eighty pounds common Currency of this State to be equally divided amongst them, in full of all their Fathers part of my Estate, either Real or personal.--- My will and desire is that all my Negroes, as also, all the money which I may have at my death, and all the residue and remainder of my estate may be equally divided amongst my four Daughters, to wit, Elizabeth, McWilliams, Mary McWilliams,, Ann Mattingly and Ruth Mattingly but it is my will and desire that all the negroes which I have heretofore given my two aforsaid Daughters Elizabeth McWilliams and Mary McWilliams, may be first included in the appraisement.
Item. My Will and desire is, that incase my Grandson John Mattingly should die without lawful Issue, or before he arrives at age, that all the Lands and Mill which I have bequeathed him, may go to my two aforsaid Daughters, Ann Mattingly and Ruth Mattingly to be equally divided between them and their heirs, and my will is, that if either of the above named Ann or Ruth Mattingly should die leaving no heir, that the above said Land should go to the survivor and their heirs forever.----Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint Thomas McWilliams, and my two loving Daughters, Ann Mattingly and Ruth Mattingly, to be Executors of this my last will---
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal, this Twelfth day of December, one thousand, seven hundred and seventy Eight.------
Also, Clement's son, who was named Thomas, was born in the same year that Walter was born, 1738, however some say Walter was born in 1735. Unless there were two Clement's like some argue, I still do not think Walter was his son.
I think the thing about two Clelents was that it was the same one, who was at the two places, either moving around, or was there when a census, or something was taken at both times.
There was also another Clement that arrived by boat from Britain, but he supposedly arrived around 1738. I do not know where he went, or if he even stayed in the US.
In a way, I wish he was Walter's father, and it could be proven, as it would finish my search, but there is no written proof that I can find.
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