Thomas, William and John lived northeast of Baltimore and Jane lived northwest of Baltimore.Peter Bond, Sr. of Baltimore, Maryland is believed by some to have come from Earth or Holwood in the county of Cornwall, England (near Plymouth). The traditional story recorded by Dr. Bond of Philadelphia in 1894 in his book "Bond Family" is that three brothers came to this country. Another paper in the Maryland Historical Society "Emery Collection" filling case A, Acc. No. 55648 reports that traditionally several brothers came to America about 1650, each of them establishing a family in a different colony. There is a record of a Benjamin Bond purchasing 123 acres called "Favour Resurvey" on the north side of South River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland in 1682. He could be the Benjamin Bond transported to Maryland in 1651. The name of Capt. John Bond appear in Isle of Wright County, Virginia on the list of Burgess in 1654. Other Bonds settled at Philadelphia. In the 1970's ancestors of the Philadelphia Bonds in Salem, West Virginia claimed to be related to the Baltimore Bonds. They did not know of any connection with the Bonds in Doddridge County described in report of L. E. Alley. Peter Bond, Sr. came to Maryland in 1660. He was listed as an immigrant. This meant he either paid his own passage over from England, or he may have come from the neighboring colony of Virginia as did many nonconformist settlers of that period. There is ample evidence to conclude that Peter was a Quaker. Many Quakers were leaving England at that time to escape persecution for not conforming to the Anglecan Church. John Bond, son of Peter, Sr. Continued in the Quaker Church all his life as did some of his children. In 1669 Peter, Sr. was paid an amount of tobacco (used as currency) for services of a nature not specified, and again in 1678, for services not military services in a brief war with Indians. This specific reference to nonmilitary services would be an indication of his Quaker beliefs.The first land grant of Peter Bond, Sr. was "Bonds Forest", 300 acres surveyed 16 May 1660. It was near the mouth of the Patapaco River at the head of Stony Creak along side Deep Creek. (Just south of today's Baltimore) He is listed in the 1669 Anne Arundel County Rent Role. He later obtained land north of Baltimore. In 1691 Peter Bond of Arundel County, Planter, purchased for 2000 lbs. Tobacco 140 acres, "Prosperity", on the west side of Bush River at Collets Neck. The next year he exchanged "Prosperity" for 300 acres "Harris Trust", on the east side of Bush River. The reference to Planter Means he was a tobacco farmer, The Major agricultural crop was tobacco in Maryland and Virginia. His first land was at the boundary of the newly formed Baltimore County in 1698. As the old records, Baltimore County was formed From Anne Arundel County. The boundary ran "westward (from the present Gibson's Island) along the Mountain Road to Wm. Hawkins' Path; thence to Jo. Lockett's Path; thence west between leaving the Road by a line west to Wm. Glade's Path: thence west between the draught of the Magothy and Patapasco to a Mountain of White Stone Rock; still continuing west to a road going to Patapasco to Peter Bond's to two marked trees of aforesaid; thence west to the main road to Patapaco Ferry. (A typical survey description of colonial times. Other than the rivers none of the marks could be found today.)«b»The will of Peter Bond, Sr. is preserved in the Maryland Archives:He died in 1705. His will, dated in August 1705, reads:«/b»Maryland Baltimore County (?)th AugustI Peter Bond being sick and weak in body butt still In sound and perfect memory I make this my last will testamentItem I doe give and bequeth my soul to my Lord god and maker and my body to ye Earth from where It CameItem I doe Leave my well beloved wife Ealse (Alice) Bond my soule and hole ExeckticxItem I give and bequeth unto forsaid wife my plantation and the land belonging to it during her Life and afterward to my son Peter BondItem I give and bequeth to my three sons Thomas William and John Bond Equally divided between them 300 Acres of Land Lying in aforesaid County att the head if bush River as will appearsItem I give and bequeth unto my son Thomas Bond one Cos Called Dollor and her heforItem I give and bequeth fter my wifes desease my personal Effects to be Equally Divided among my three sons Peter William and John further my will is that my two sons William and John be free and to work for them - att ye adge of EighteeneOf hears unto Enter thangably sett my hand and seale ye day and years above written
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