In the name of God Amen. I, Martha Waring, of Prince Georges County in the province of Maryland, widow being sick and weak but of perfect sound disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament this eighth day of December in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and fifty two in a manner and form following ____ imprimus. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Duckett, wife of John Duckett and her heirs forever one Negro man named Sampson and the sum of fifteen pounds currency to be paid by my executor hereafter mentioned sometime within six months after my decease. Also a feather bed boulster and pillows and the covering with one pair sheets and pillow cases standing in the sheel (?) of the house I live in three high back chairs and one low back leather chair, one small looking glass, one pewter dish and six pewter plates, one iron pot, one spit and all the wearing apparel. I shall die possessed of also two ewes and two lambs.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Francis the sum of twenty pounds sterling to be paid him by my said executor within six months after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Basil Waring one feather bed boulster, pillows, curtains, one pair sheets and pillow cases being the bed that I now use myself. One pewter dish, six pewter plates, one iron pot, three high back leather chairs, one cow and calf. Also two months work of some carpenter to be hired and paid by my executor for the said two months labour.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Ursula Burgess one pewter dish, two deep pewter plates and my small square black walnut table.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law Elizabeth Waring the sum of fifteen shillings sterling to purchase her a ring and to be paid by my executor.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Waring all the remaining part of my estate of what nature so ever after my ______ aforementioned are paid and delivered, and lastly, I do constitute and appoint my said son Thomas Waring sole executor of this my last will and testament, In witness thereof I have set my hand and afffixed my seal the date within mentioned.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the Testator to be her last
will and testament in the presence of us who subscribe as witnesses at
On the back of the aforegoing will was thus _____ Prince Georges County January the sixth day of 1758 Mr. John Cooke one of the public being witness to foregoing will and testament came before me and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that he did see the deed sign, seal, and deliver the same and that at that time she seemed to be of sound memory and disposing mind and that he and the other two witnesses at her request and in her presence signed the same sworn before me. G. Scott, Deputy Commissioner, Prince Georges County.
Citation note: Maryland State Archives (MSA), Wills Prince Georges County, SR 4924-1, Liber 30, Folio 423
Submitted by Cynthia Waring Shockley
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