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Grandson of GEORGE MANKIN,

3-2 STEPHEN MANKIN JR., son of Stephen Mankin and Mary Barker Mankin, was born at Port Tobacco, Charles County, MD on July 4, 1685, and died in 1747. He was a member of the County Grand Jury in November of 1722.(1) On October 1, 1730, Stephen Mankin of Charles County, Planter, and Margaret, his wife, convey to Mr. Peter Atwood of St. Mary's County, Gent., "Mankin's Adventure", 65 acres in Charles County, with warranty against all claiming from the grantor or from his father. (2) This tract, a sub-manor of the large Jesuit hoolding of "St. Thomas Manor" was taken up by his father and descended to the younger Stephen as the eldest son. The original bill of sale on sheepskin parchment has his signature and small round black wax seal from his own signet ring showing the impression of the profile o a roman centurian soldier in helmet.(3) The property is at the headwaters of Ware Creek. The Will of Stephen Mankin, dated December 18, 1747, and proved January 16, 1747/8, is recorded in Annapolis, MD.(4) In it he leaves his whole estate to Matthew Breeding and constitutes him executor. On February 12, 1748, is recorded the Account of Matthew Breeding executor of Stephen Mankin late of Charles County, deceased.(5) It contains an item of L 16.16/6 due from the deceased Josias Mankin, one of the children of Josiah Mankin, deceased, to whom the deceased was administrator. He married first by 1724 to MARGARET CLAYTON, and apparently had no issue. He married 2nd by 1743, ANN ____, widow of Benjamin Burgess.

1. Charles County, MD Records, Lib. 33, folio 1

2. Charles County, MD, Records Lib. 32, folio 237.

3. This original transfer warranty was examined by me, Michael J. Mankin at Geogetown University in 1997, along with the original 1687 land grant from Charles Calvert to his father, Stephen Mankin.

4. See Lib. 25, folio 227, Annapolis, MD

5. See Lib. 25, folio 227, Annapolis, MD

Last updated 9 June 2009