In the name of God -- the 17th day of February Anno Domo- 1690. I Christopher Guest of Baltemore County being weak in body--but of good and perfect memory- thanks to G. and calling to membrance the uncertain estate of this transitory life and that all of us must yield unto death, when it shall please God to call-- do make consitute fordaine and declare this my l.w. & t.-- Therefore I give my dearly beloved wife full power to receive all debts owing unto her and likewise to pay all debts -- and being paid I give her full power to dispose of all my lands and goods-- and when disposed, the same to be equally divided between my beloved wife and child, she being my only exr. in this my L.W.
Item: I give unto John Robinson a 2 yr old heifer
Item: I give my brother Richard Cromwell's child a 2 yr old heifer.
The Lord have mercy upon my soul, Amen! Item: I give unto my mother Guest the sum L5 stg. if she be alive.So I bid the world farewell!
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of:
John Brown, John (X) Robinson, Richard Cromwell
Source: Baltimore Co. Deeds R.M. No. H.S. p. 331
Contributed by Donna Gist Moore