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Last Will and Testament of JOHN ROSIER (1785-1867) Dated February 15, 1866, Proved 18 October 1867


In the name of God above I John Rosier of Baltimore County in the state of Maryland, being weak in body but of sound mind, disposing mind, memory, and understanding, considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following; that is to say, first and joyfully recommit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the casket to be decently buried at the direction of my executor hereinafter named, and after my debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows. Item. I give and bequeath unto my three grandsons, John Slade, Joshua Slade, and Abraham Slade, sons of my deceased daughter Hannah, the sum of $600, to be equally divided between them, share and share alike, and to be paid to them within 2 years from the time of my decease, by my executor hereinafter named. Item. I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal unto my son John Rosier. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son John Rosier to be sole executor of this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have here to set my hand and affixed my seal this 15th day of February in the year of our Lord 1866.




Signed, dated, published and declared by John Rosier Sr, the above named testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto




Baltimore County State of Maryland On the 18th day of October 1867 came Thomas G. Rutledge and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that he doth not know of any other will or codicil of John Rosier Sr. late of said county deceased, other than the above instrument of writing and that he received the same from the testator on or about the 15th day of February 1866. Sworn to in open court.

Test: John Philpot Register of Wills for Baltimore CT, Baltimore county -Md. on this 2nd day of October 1867 came CHARLES C. McCUBBIN, ELIAS TRACEY and THOMAS C. RUTLEDGE subscribing witnesses to the foregoing. Last will and testament of John Rosier Sr. said county, deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that they did see the testator sign and seal this will that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be he last will and testament, that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and respected mind, memory and understanding and that they subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in his presence at his request, and in the presence of each other. Sworn to in open court . Test: JOHN PHILPOT REGISTER OF WILLS FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY.

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