Joshua Cranor apparently married 1) Margaret Downes and had issue and 2) Rhodah (N) and had issue. Margaret was most definitely the mother of Solomon Downes Cranor, and probably the mother of Aaron, Mary and Esther Cranor. Rhodah may be the mother of the other four children: Lydia, Rachel, Joshua and Peter Cranor (who appear to be the younger children of Joshua Cranor).
Will of Joshua Cranor, Caroline Co. JR:B:484
23 Dec. 1800
3rd Jan 1801
I, Joshua Cranor, farmer of Caroline County...
To my son Solomon Downes Cranor all that part of my land where he now lives called and known by the name of "Adamses Neglect" with an advance of twenty feet north on the land where I now live called "London," and to run a straight lien holding the twenty foot on Longdon across the division line betwixt John Morriston and me.
To my son Joshua Cranor al the land where I now live called "London" provided he pay unto my son Peter Cranor the sum of one hundred pounds lawful money when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years, and if the sd. Joshua Cranor shall die without issue then Ileave the same land to be equally divided betweixt my dau. Rachel Cranor and my son Peter Cranor.
To my son Joshua Cranor one young bay mare and saddle wich is now called his, one cow and calf, and two sheep.
To my dau. Lyddia Cranor all part of two tractrs of land called "Lloyd's Grove" and "Lawyer's Discovery" which I bou. of Joseph Crockett, with the proviso that she shall pay to my dau. Rachel Cranor one hundred pounds within four yeears after she is in possession of the sd. lands; if she dies without issue then the same equally divided betwixt my dau. Rachel Cranor and my son Peter Cranor. The line of this land here mentioned is to bind on the main road leading from Potter's landing to Marhsahope Bridge, and not to cross over the south side of the said road. I also give to my dau. Lyddia Cranor one feather bed and furniture, one bay colt, one cow and calf, two head of sheep, to be at her free will and disposal forever.
To my dau. Mary Chaffinch all the remaining part of my land called "Lloyd's Grove" and "Lawyers Discovery" which is not devised to my dau. Lyddia Cranor, it being all the part which lies on the south side of hte main road leading from Pottery land to Marshahope bridge.
To my dau. Rachel Cranor one gray horse called Miller, one feather bed and furniture, onecow and calf, and two sheep.
To my dear wife Rhoda Cranor, one black horse, two cows and two yearling and three sheep, also fifteen barrells of corn and three hundred weight of protk.
To my son Aaron Cranor fifty pounds lawful money paid out of my moveable estate.
To dau. Esther Russell fifty pounds current money.
To my dau. Elizabeth Wilsons three children fifty pounds current money when they shall arrive to lawful age, to wit: twnety one years for the male and sisteen for the females; not fifty pounds to each one, but fifty divided equally betwixt the three.
The remaining part of my personal estate to be equally divided betwixt my four children namely: Lyddia Cranor, Rachel Cranor, Joshua Cranor and Peter Cranor.
I leave my sons Solomon D. Cranor and Joshua Cranor whole and sole executors.
Joshua Cranor (his mark)
Wit: John Morriston Junr, Hawkins Fiddeman, Frederick Holbrook
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