John Bounds Sr.1

M, #2643, d. between October 1700 and December 1700
Last Edited=5 Nov 2008
     John Bounds Sr. married Ann Hiam before 1667.1

"The history of the Bounds family...begins with the fact that a man named John Bounds came to Somerset County, Maryland across the Chesapeake Bay from Northumberland County, Virginia, where he had held land from 1669 through 19 July 1671...No proof has been found as to his parentage. Nothing cam be said with certainty about his life prior to 1669 or the lives of his parents."2

"According to the book "Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland" by Clayton Torrence, in the year 1692 John Bound along with Robert Collier, William Piper and James Weatherly, were appointed to 'assist ye justices in laying out and dividing ye county into parishes' for the establishment of the Church of England in Somerset County. John Bounds of Nanticoke was chosen as vestryman for Stepney Parish. The first Stepney Parish church was built in 1698 and replaced in 1735 by the Green Hill Church, officially Saint Bartholomew's which still stands on the bank of the Nanticoke River. The records of this parish contain many entries of the births, deaths, and marriages of the Bounds family."3

John Bounds Sr. married Mabell Young between 1677 and 1685.4

John Bounds, Sr. had many land transactions in both Somerset (now Wicomico) County and Dorchester County, Maryland. He was a planter and a carpenter.5

John Bounds Sr. died between October 1700 and December 1700 at Maryland. "John Bounds wrote his will on 4 October 1700 and it was probated on 6 December 1700. His name was misspelled as Bond. He signed this with an elaborate monogram that looks like 'I. B.' In this will he gave PEMBRIDGE to his son William. To sons William, John, James and daughter Ann Young and their heirs, he gave land on the north side of Wetipqueen Creek called YEARSLAND BRANCH, already given them by deed of gift. John, Jr. was appointed executor. He and his heirs were given John's dwelling place. To son James and heirs, he gave land lying at the head of that of William's and John's aforsaid."6

Children of John Bounds Sr. and Ann Hiam

Citations

  1. [S209] Ruth T. Dryden, The Boundless Bounds Family, June 2000, by Block, Sharon Bounds (Unknown Address: Self Published, 1989), Page 4.. Hereinafter cited as Boundless Bounds Family.
  2. [S209] Ruth T. Dryden, The Boundless Bounds Family, June 2000, by Block, Sharon Bounds (Unknown Address: Self Published, 1989), Page 1. Hereinafter cited as Boundless Bounds Family.
  3. [S209] Ruth T. Dryden, The Boundless Bounds Family, June 2000, by Block, Sharon Bounds (Unknown Address: Self Published, 1989), Page 3. Hereinafter cited as Boundless Bounds Family.
  4. [S209] Ruth T. Dryden, The Boundless Bounds Family, June 2000, by Block, Sharon Bounds (Unknown Address: Self Published, 1989), Page 2. Hereinafter cited as Boundless Bounds Family.
  5. [S209] Ruth T. Dryden, The Boundless Bounds Family, June 2000, by Block, Sharon Bounds (Unknown Address: Self Published, 1989), Page 1-2.. Hereinafter cited as Boundless Bounds Family.
  6. [S209] Ruth T. Dryden, The Boundless Bounds Family, June 2000, by Block, Sharon Bounds (Unknown Address: Self Published, 1989), Page 3.. Hereinafter cited as Boundless Bounds Family.
  7. [S209] Ruth T. Dryden, The Boundless Bounds Family, June 2000, by Block, Sharon Bounds (Unknown Address: Self Published, 1989), page 4. Hereinafter cited as Boundless Bounds Family.