185. Esther5 Robins (Aralanta4 Purnell, John3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1760. Esther died 1812 in Worcester Co., MD.

She married George Purnell (Mjr.) 1788. George was born in Worcester Co., MD March 3, 1764. George was the son of Lemuel Purnell(Judge) and Dennis Hopkins. George died March 4, 1803 in Worcester Co., MD. He made a will in Worcester Co., MD, December 14, 1801. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co., MD Wills JBR, p.1)

George's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, January 22, 1803. George received "Rochester" from his father. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records, p. 537-529) (dob, dod-Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p. 31) George is shown as head of household in 1800: 3M-10, 1M10-15, 1M26-45, 1F-10, 1F26-45.

She made a will in Worcester Co., MD, August 10, 1811. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co., MD, MH, p.28)

Esther's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, November 20, 1812.

George Purnell(Mjr.) and Esther Robins had the following children:

child 431 i. Lemuel6 Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD November 7, 1788. Lemuel died 1818 in Worcester Co., MD. He made a will in Worcester Co., MD, July 7, 1817. Lemuel's will was probated in Worcester Co., MD, November 14, 1818. Lemuel was named in the will of Littleton Robins in 1815 and given land land in Somerset, stock in the Bank of Somerset and a lot in Snow Hill. Lemuel named his sister, Catherine G. Purnell. (dob-Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family)

child 432 ii. Arlanta Purnell was born in Worcester Co., MD October 30, 1790. Arlanta died August 21, 1791 in Worcester Co., MD. (dates-Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family, p.31)

child 433 iii. John Godden Purnell(Dr.) was born in Worcester Co., MD July 6, 1791. John is shown in the 1820 census at Snow Hill, Worcester County: 1M26-45, 1F16-26; 1F26-45; 1 free person of color. John was seized of the property at "Rochester" and was living outside the state of Maryland in 1825. (Worcester Chancery Court May 10, 1825) (dob-Melanie Ayres Merryweather, Genealogy of the Purnell Family)

child 434 iv. Chessed Purnell(Dr.) was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1793. Chessed died March 2, 1862 in Worcester Co., MD. His body was interred in Worcester Co., MD, All Hallows Church. Chesed was named in the will of Littleton Robins in 1815. He is shown as Dr. Chessid Purnell, age 55 in the 1850 census. (1850 census Worcester Co., MD; Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage, p. 221)

child + 435 v. Catherine Godden Purnell was born March 22, 1796.

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