Will of William Boswell Sr., father of John Boswell, Charles County, Maryland, June 3, 1741
Proved Sept 9, 1741: to son George "The Desert" & "Mary's Delight"; to son Matthew his dwelling plantation for 8 yrs; to son John his dwelling plantation for 8 yrs. To wife Mary, dwelling plantation. To children George, William, Matthew, Thomas & John, residue of estate. Executors. wife Mary and son William. Witnesses. William Coomes, John Knyventon, John Worland.
Source: Charles County Will Book 22:384 in Maryland Calendar of Wills Vol VIII.
The land was called Robbin's Delight which was surveyed for Henry Robbins in 1689. In November 1715, Thomas Robbins, of Prince Georges County, sold land surveyed for his father, Henry Robbins, in Charles County to Anthony Neale, reserving out of the original survey 20 acres that Henry had sold to James Boswell prior to 1715..
George was to inherit "The Desert" and "Mary's Delight" at age 19. Matthew and John each received the plantations they lived on.
William Sr., William, John, and Matthew are all on the 1733 Census, Port Tobacco West Side Upper Part. Ann Boswell and John Boswell are recorded as Port Tobacco Upper East Side.