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Leonard Mattingly, Sr.
Posted by: William Mattingly (ID *****9184) Date: July 14, 2008 at 20:18:20
  of 1991

I thought it might be worthwhile to send a copy of my notes on Leonard Mattingly, Sr. 1839 to 1829.

"It is generally believed by many researchers that all children were by Mary Hayden, daughter of George Hayden and Charity Morgan however, there is sufficient evidence found by Judith Burger and Linda Davies Reno to demonstrate that was not the case. I have included some of that evidence below. Buried at St. Charles Church Cemetery. Some records published by Rev. J. F. Mattingly, state he had a daughter named Nancy who became a Nun with Sister's of Loretto. Leonard names his second wife as Dorothy. It is assumed that a nickname was Dolly as many sources refer to her as such.

8/7/1755: Admin. accts. of George Hayden, SMC.
Sureties: Robert Thompson, Clement Hayden. Received from: Vincent Taylor, Richard Hayden, Sebastian Thompson, James Howard. Payments to: Meverill Lock, James Mills, Philip Barton Key, William Jordan, A. Barnes, Philip Key, James Thompson, John Jordan. Distribution to: Accountant, 1/3. Residue to (orphans): William Hayden (age 13); Basil Hayden (age 12); Charles Hayden (age 8); George Hayden (age 7); Mary Hayden (age 6); Francis Hayden (age 4). Admx.: Charity Morgan, wife of William Morgan. (Admin. accts. of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, Libers, 37-45, 1754-1760 by V. L. Skinner, Jr.). NOTE: As is seen above, the daughter of George Hayden was too young to have been the mother of Leonard's eldest children.

Leonard and his family were already in Kentucky when the below will of James Aprice was registered but this is evidence that Leonard's first wife was Margaret:

The will of James Aprice wherein he names Margaret as the wife of Leonard Mattingly is written in Feb. of 1788 and the codicil where in he revokes the bequest to Leonard and Margaret's daughters in April of 1789. He likely revoked his first will because the daughters of Leonard went to Kentucky with their father and were not going to return.

ST. MARY'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS 1776-1791, HH#1 and JJ#1, Abstracted by Linda Davis Reno, Indexed by Joann Ellis Humphries, p. 166
James Aprice St. Mary' Co., JJ#1:473 2/10/1788 5/13/1789
Wife: Mary Aprice, my dwelling plantation called "St. Barbary's" and other tracts of land called "St. Barbary's Addition," "Suttle"s Range", "Burch Hanger" (with water mill), and as much of the pasturage of "Ingsbeth" as will make her a corn field. She is to also have the labor of all of my negroes during her life and the rest of my personal estate forever.
Nephew: Benedict Aprice, the remainder of my real estate. He is to also receive my negroes at the death of my wife. To Margaret Mattingly and Sarah Mattingly, daughters of Leonard and Margaret Mattingly, one negro of the value of 30 pounds current money to be paid to them after the death of my wife. Executor(s): Wife, Mary Aprice, and nephew, Benedict Aprice. Witnesses: Hanson Briscoe, James Melton, Mary Ann Melton.

CODICIL: 4/11/1789. Revoked bequest given to Margaret Mattingly and Sarah Mattingly and gave it instead to nephew, Benedict Aprice. Witness: Hanson Briscoe.


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