BALTIMORE CO. WILLS, Lib 13, fol 649. Transcription.....
10th day of November 1713
I Cristopher Cox of Baltemore being ver sick & weak in Body but well in perfect sence and memory do appoint this to be my last will & Tesamt. & no other.
Item I give & bequeath my Soule to God that gavit & my body to be decently buried by these I shall appoint my tru and Lawfull Exrs. of this my last will & Testamt.
First of all I desire that all my debts that I justly owe to any person be justly paid by those I shall appoint to be my Lawfull Exrs.:
Item I give unto my son Joseph Cox the Plantacon where on I now Live wth. it after the decease of his mother to him & his heirs of him if said Joseph Cox dye wth.out heirs I give it to Nicho. Day junr. to him & his heirs for ever.
I desire that my Estate be equally divided between my loving wife Mary Cox & my Daughter Eliza. Day & my son Joseph Cox if he lives to recover this spell. If he dyes I desire it to be equally divided between my wife & Daughter Eliza. Day
and lastly I do appoint Nicho. Day to be my true & Lawfull Exr. of this my last will & Testamt. in wittness my hand & seal the Day & year first above written
Christopher Cox (his mark)
Signed Sealed & Delivered
in the presence of us
Sarah Day (her mark)
On the 3 March 1713/4 came Chas. Ross & Sarah Day & took their Corporall oath's on the holy Evangelist that they saw Christopher Signe Seale & declare the above writting to be his last will & Testamt.: & that the best of their knowledge he was of sound sence & memory before Richd. Colegate Depty. Com: Bali Co.
Contributed by Wally Garchow