|Other Counties||Kent, Queen Anne's|
|Family History Notes||1. Sarah Jones, born say 1707, was living in St. Peter's Parish in November 1727 when she confessed to the Talbot County court that she had a mixed-race child by a "Negroe." The court sold her and her eight-week-old child to Thomas Wiles [Judgment Record 1727-8, 352]. She may have been the ancestor of i. William, a "Mulatto," admitted to the Kent County court in November 1774 that he had an illegitimate child by Rachel Clark. They were fined 30 shillings [Criminal Dockets 1774-6, dockets 63, 64]. ii. David, head of a Queen Anne's County household of 1 "other free" in 1790. iii. Aimy, head of a Talbot County household of 3 "other free" in 1800 [MD:508]. Other members of the Jones family on the Eastern Shore were i. Peter, a "Negro" baptized on 10 May 1768 by Father Joseph Mosley of St. Joseph's Mission. John Tucker, "Negro," and Esther, "Negro," were the godparents [Wright, Vital Records of the Jesuit Missions, 4]. Peter was head of a Kent County household of 6 "other free" in 1800 [MD:162]. ii. John, "Negro" head of a Kent County household of 1 "other free" in 1790.|
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