Dry Docking Farm as it looks today.
February 1, 1726- Margaret Drury dies at the age of 70 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Mary was born about 1656. In 1683, she married John Tant, who received the tract "Dry Docking" in a transfer of land from Robert Drury, Margaret's father. This may have been Margaret's dowry.
John Tant died in 1702, leaving Margaret a widow pregnant with their last child, Susanna. Margaret served as executrix for her husband's estate.
In 1707 Margaret was in possession of 50 acres of "Noble's Victor" (which had been patented to John Noble), 70 acres of "Revell," 100 acres of "Revells Backside" and the lands owned by her late husband. "Dry Docking" had become the property of her son James Tant.
Will: Tant, Margrett. 24th Dec., 1725; 1st Feb., 1725-6.
To grandson Marke Lampton, £15 and personalty at age of 21.
To grandson William Thompson, £15 at age of 21; shd. he die during minority, sd. legacy to pass to his bro. Henry.
To Rev. Francis Loyd,, 40s.
To grandson John Manning, personalty; he dying during minority, to pass to 2 grandsons Joseph and Vitus Harbert and their hrs.
To grandsons Walter Pye, Joseph Harbert and daus. Margaret Pye,, Jean Thompson and Winefrid Harbert, personalty.
Son-in-law Richard Thompson ex. and residuary legatee.
Test: John Waughop, Geo. Craghill, John Little. 18.403,
(Margaret Drury is my seventh great grandaunt. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury.)
Dry Docking Farm
Drury Family History