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The Family of John MEADE of Calvert County, Maryland.
On October 24, 1668, the name of John MEADES appears as a "headright" in the Early Settlers List with reference to Patent Liber 11, folio 540.
The MEADE or MEADS family lived in Calvert County east of Patuxent River and in the neighborhood of Hunting Creek. Several branches of this family descended from Thomas, John and William MEADS, the sons of John MEADE and brothers of Mary MEADE JARMAN who is described in the preceeding section. Like Mary and her husband, descendants of one or more of these brothers went to Queen Anne's County, Maryland, where they spelled their name MEEDS and established families there.
The will of John MEADE (MEADS) of Calvert County was dated May 6, 1711 and probated July 11, 1711. He left five shillings to his eldest son Thomas, personalty to his second son John and his daughters Ann (MEADE) SANDERS and Mary (MEADE) JARMAN, and named his youngest son, William, Executor. The witnesses were Charles ALLEN, Thomas CADES, Jr., and Gilbert LEWIS. [COMMENT-6]
Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 3 Page 202
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5. The inventory of estate of Robert JARMAN, Jr., proved to have been the son of Robert and Mary JARMAN, was made April 8, 1748, and it is signed as nearest of kin by Joseph JARMAN and William MEEDS. This **William MEEDS evidently had come over to Queen Anne's County from Calvert County,** although the exact degree of relationship is not disclosed.
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