- Reasons Mary, the wife of Edward Stevenson, was the child of Henry King and Mary Haile.
Named third son Richard King Stevenson-showing the use of Mary's maiden name, KING. [Barnes, Descendants of Edward Stevenson and Mary King: 3, 24.]
First husband, Edward Stevenson, owned "Hailes Adventure", surveyed 1689 for Nicholas Haile who was the uncle of Mary King. [Baltimore Co Tax Records]
· Second husband, Henry Sater, owned "Hailes Discovery", which he patented in 1724. Shows the connection of Mary King to the Haile family. [Mary married Henry Sater by 1718 see Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527 BACP IS#IA:316; MDAD 2:2]
· Mary Haile, the mother of Mary King, was the daughter of Nicholas Haile (The First). Mary Haile married first Henry King and second Charles Merryman, Sr.
[Colonial Abstracts of Lancaster Co., VA, p. 241, dated 13 March 1671/2, record order to George Haile administrator of the estate of Mary Haile who was the administrator of the estate of Nicholas Haile, to give to "Henry King married Mary, daughter of Nicholas Haile one-third of two thirds part of the estate of Nicholas Haile, deceased and deliver it to her. He is ordered to deliver one-third part of the estate of Mary Haile, widow, deceased, to her. (p. 84, VA Colonial Court Records for Lancaster County)] [«i»Sources:«/i» Title: Merrymans (Merrimans) and Tracys (Traceys): Pioneer Community Builders....
Author: Elsie Howlett Tracy Publication: La Jolla CA: E. H. Tracy, 1976: p. 2]
1695 Tax List for Baltimore Co, Taxables on the North Side of Patapsco Hundred. Living next to each other are: Nicholas Hayle, uncle of Mary; Henry King, brother of Mary; Edward Stevenson, ?future husband of Mary? Ten households away is Charles Merryman, Sr, the step father of Mary King. [Maryland Genealogical Notes Early Parishes and Hundreds, Baltimore Co Maryland including Tax Lists Years 1692,1694, 1695, by Ida Charles Wilkins Foundation, 4325 Berger Ave, Baltimore, MD, March 1954, p 20] [Barnes: 77]
1717 John Merryman was listed as "nearest relation" in the estate administration of Edward Stevenson, the husband of Mary King. John Merryman, as the son of Charles Merryman Sr and Mary Haile, was the ˝ brother of Mary King. [Testamentary Proceedings, Box 4, folder 26; Hall of Records: Annapolis] [Barnes: 2]
· Mary King Stevenson's son Edward Stevenson along with her son-in-law George Brown(e) and ˝ brother John Merryman and his wife Mary Merryman were witnesses to the will of Charles Merryman, Jr (1/2 brother of Mary King Stevenson) in 1722, Baltimore Co., MD. [Barnes, Baltimore Co Families]
· Edward Stevenson, the husband of Mary King Stevenson, witnessed the will of Thomas Long in 1716. Thomas Long was the father of Jane Long who married married 1702, Charles Merryman, Jr., the ˝ brother of Mary King Stevenson.
Edward Stevenson, husband of Mary King Stevenson, signed the administrators bond of Charles Merryman Sr in 1715 for Alice Demondidier for the estate of her husband Anthony Demondidier Jr who died 1713, Baltimore Co., MD. [Barnes, Baltimore Co Families]
· Edward Stevenson, husband of Mary King Stevenson, was transported by Thomas Todd to Maryland in 1671 along with John Merryman, the father of Charles Merryman, Sr., who was the step-father of Mary King Stevenson.
[Liber 16, f. 394; State Land Office, Annapolis] [Barnes, Desc of Edward Stevenson: 1]
Charles Merryman Jr and Jane Long's daughter Jemima Merryman married 1735, Baltimore Co., MD, Henry Stevenson. Charles Merryman Jr was the ˝ brother of Mary King Stevenson and his daughter Jemima would have been her niece. Henry Stevenson was the son of Edward Stevenson and Mary King Stevenson. [Barnes, Desc of Edward Stevenson: 12]
1711 John Vickory left a will in Baltimore Co., MD naming his son Richard Stevenson Vickory. If Richard Stevenson Vickory died the estate was to go to Richard King Stevenson, son of Edward Stevenson and Mary King Stevenson. Witness to this document was Samuel Merryman, ˝ brother of Mary King Stevenson. Ann, the widow of John Vickory, was Ann Stevenson, the sister of Edward Stevenson. [MCW Vol 3, p 216]