- 1698: John Slye named in the St. Mary's County will of his father, Robert Slye.
1713/14, Jan 5: John Slye witnessed the will of Henry Norris of Charles County. John's brother-in-law, Peter Cartright, was also a witness.
1714, Dec 22. John Slye St Mary's County. Re bounds of Clear Doubt in Charles Co ... witnesses to be nominated or produced by Robert Saint Clear, guardian of John Sly, a minor. Ref: MD Chancery Record PL pp 110-111.
1716: John Slye to William Kingsland, Chas Co book H2 p. 49 - first John Slye deed. John leased land called Lapworth Lodge, which bounded by John Pile and Robert Slye, and a tract of Thomas Gerard, Esq. called Norwood. The land to be leased = 100 acres. This is a 15 year lease. Witnessed by Jno Chunn, Samuel Swann. The plantation has insufficient timber, so timber can be supplied from John Slye's plantation called Lapworth.
1719: John Slye sold to Peter Cartwright 23 acres of Lapworth. Ref: Charles County Rent Rolls 1642-1775. Deed Book H2 p. 318. John Slye is said to be a gentleman, and Peter Cartright is said to be a planter. The land is bounded by Northwood. Witnesses were Geo. Dent and John Chunn, Jr. Acknowledged by John Slye.
1719, May 18: John Sly and John Cliny appraised the estate of John Compton
of Charles County.
1720, Feb 28: John Slye and John Chunn appraised the estate of John Ching of
1721, May 1: John Slye and Thomas King appraised the estate of John Wilson
of Charles County.
1721, July 22, 1721: John Slye and Thomas Burch appraised the estate of John
Wilson of Charles County.
1722, Nov 13. John Slye, planter of Charles County, leased to Peter Scallorn of Charles County for 14 years, the lease of that plantation where said Scallorn lives, containing 100 acres, lying on the east side of Lapworth, being part of the land called Clear Doubt, except for the school house. Ref: Chas Co Deed Book L2 p. 53.
1726, Apr 28: John Sly and Thomas Smoot, as creditors, approved the inventory of the estate of William Kingland of Charles County.
1732, Jun 17: John Slye witnessed, in Charles Co, the deed from Joseph Ward and Margaret, his wife, planter, to Barton Smoot, Gent, all of Charles Co. The land
is called Marshland, is 40 acres on Popes Creek.
1735, Jan 29: John Slye and Andrew Chunn, as creditors, approved the inventory of the estate of Peter Hayes of Charles County.
1742: John Slye and Robert Slye held Lapworth, 516 acres in Charles County. In 1787 it was held by Robert Slye. Surveyed for Robert Slye in 1669 (MD Patents, IB#G:618-620]. [In SR 4387: Patented Oct 30, 1742. Possessor, 57 acres,
John Slye.] [Re Clear Doubt, In SR 4387: patented Oct 30, 1742. Possessor of 300 acres - John Slye.]
1744, Jul 8: Thomas Saint Clair and John Slye, as nearest kindred, approved the inventory of the estate of George St. Clare, filed in Charles County on July 8, 1744 by Dorothy Saint Claire, administratrix. (Charles County Inventories,
Book 1735-1752, p. 261, abstr. in MD Gen Soc Bulletin 25 (1984):83).
1746, Dec 25: John Slye leased 52-acre lot #51 in Chaptico Hundred, St Mary's County. In Jan 1768, this lot was held by Mary Slye, age 32, and Robert Slye, age 21.
1751: John Slye of Charles County, planter, gave his daughter, Mary Wood, wife of Philip Wood of Charles County, 80 acres, being part of a tract on the east side of Piles Fresh called Cleared-out. Land to revert to John Slye's heirs if the Woods have no heirs. John's wife Eleanor assents.
1752, Apr 16. John Slye got 112 acres from Thomas Ward & Wm Petite, part of Tilney (in Newport). Ref: Charles County Rent Rolls 1642-1775.
1752, Dec 30: Deposition re tract called Norwood, in possession of Gilliam Wood. John Slye, in his deposition, said he was aged 57 or thereabouts. Ref: Charles County, xlvii, p. 343. Ref: Maryland Deponents, 1634-1799, by Henry C. Peden, Jr. Family Line Publications, 1991. (In Chas Co Court Records B#3, 1752-53, pp. 343-344.)
1753, Oct 12: John Slye of Charles Co, planter, sells part of Clear Doubt to Butler Stonestreet of Charles County, planter, part of Clear Doubt. Sly's wife Eleanor waives her dower right. (Chas Co deeds A#3 pt 2 pp. 141-2).
1754: John Slye to Duke Huntington, A1, 174 1756: 3 parts of pew 1 - Edward Davis, Jr, Benjamin Davis, and John Sly; One fourth part of Pew 16 to Philip Wood. Ref: Vestry Minutes for Newport Church.
1760, Nov 13: John Slye, in Charles County, has a stray bull at his plantation.
Ref: The Maryland Gazette, 1727-1761, by Maurer.
1772: John Slye to Robert Slye S3, 276
1774: John Slye to John Parnham, S3, 551
January, 1775: John Slye died in Lapworth, Charles, Maryland
1777, Aug 2: John Slye's inventory names as nearest of kin, Mary Wood and Eleanor King.
1782, Feb 14: Eleanor Compton's will gives her granddaughter Eleanor Burch a Negro boy. Delivered to Robert Slye for the use of Eleanor Burch. (Chas Co Land Records v#3, 1775-82 p. 564).
1783, Jan 25: Inventory of Eleanor Compton: Robt Slye, administrator. Kin = Mary Wood, Elizabeth Wood. (Charles Co Wills B #1, 1782-5, pp. 339-40). Appraisal was on Dec 6, 1783.
1784, Jun 12: Final Account of Eleanor Compton estate: Robt Slye, administrator. Securities: Thomas Bond, John Dodson. Representatives: Robt Slye and Susannah Harris, children of the decedent. Eleanor's estate was equally divided between Robert Slye and Susannah Harris. [Why did her daughter Mary Wood get nothing?]