A Biography of Peter O'Neal

Peter O'Neale was born About 1690 in Calvert County, Maryland to Joseph O'Neale and Miss Lamare. Not much is known about his life.   In 1718 he took a bride, named Ann, and was married in Saint Mary's County, Maryland. From this marriage were borne six children, namely John, Peter, James, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary.

>From his will we learn that Peter had a plantation on a tract of land called Crackbone, situated in Saint Mary's County, Maryland.

Peter died about 1747 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

The will of Peter O'Neale:
In the name of God, Amen, the seventh day of Aprill in the year of our Lord God seventeen Hundred & forty five, I Peter ONeale of  St. Mary's County in the province of Maryland being of sound memory...

Imprimus I will that all my lawfull debts of what nature soever be firstly and truly paid by my executor hereafter to be named.

Item. I give, devise and bequeath to my loving wife, Ann ONeale that land and plantation wheron I now dwell, being part of Tract of land called CRACKBONE, during the time of her widowhood with all the improvements, rights profits & priveliges therunto belonging, and after her deceasor at the day of her marriage if she should marry again,

I give and bequeath the said land & improvements to my son John ONeale and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs to my son Peter Lamar Oneale and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, and for want of such heirs to my son James Oneale and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, and for want of such heirs to be equally divided amongst all my daughters and all my personal estate of what nature or kind soever it be I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Ann Oneale during her natural life (provided she remains a widow) but if she should marry than my will is my daughter Elizabeth Oneale shal receive one fether bed & furniture, two pewter dishes, two pewter basons & two pewter plates and likewise my daughter Sarah Oneale...my daughter Mary Oneale...my son Peter Lamar Oneale...my son James Oneale...and if there should not be bed & pewter as above mentioned to pay them all off-, then my will is that they receive to the value and all the residue of the estate that shall remain either at the day of my loving wife Ann Oneales Marriage if that should happen or at the day of her death be equally divided amongst all my children, paying off the legacies as above mentioned.

And lastly I do hereby ordain, constitute and appoint my dear and loving wife Ann Oneale.