Last Will and Testament of Mary Johnson Jamison Goldwait Dated September 6th 1821


In the name of God, Amen: I Mary Goldthwait of the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland being sick and weak of body but of sound disposing mind and understanding, considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle all my worldy affairs and thereby be 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 Principally I commit my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my Body to the Earth, to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named, and after my debts which are but few and small, and all of my funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows:

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Caecilius C. Jamison all the balance both principal andinterest of the money arising from my proportion of the Real Estate of my Father sold to my Brother Thomas Johnson to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my said son Caecilius C. Jamison all my proportion of my Sister Ann Owings Estate, also all the balance due me from my Sister Rachel Woodward Estate to him and his heir forever.

Item I give and devise unto my Grandson Mason Jamison twenty six shares in the Union Bank of Maryland(each share one hundred dollars) and ten shares in the Franklin Bank of Baltimore, to him and his heirs forever, with the request that my Executors hereinafter named by particular in giving him a Classical education to fit him for the study of Law, Medicine or Divinity, also I give and devise unto my Grandson Mason Jamison all my Silver Plate and Plated ware. Knives and forks as shall hereafter be named viz: One silver coffee pot, one silver tea pot,one pint can, one ? strainer and funnel, one dozen and nine Tablespoons(new) Two dozen and seven tea spoons, three pair sugar tongs, four salts, one soup ladle, one large gravy spoon--plated ware, two cake baskets, two quart cans, one set of castors, one tea cady, one small tea pot, one coffee pot, one chocolate pot, two pair of high candlesticks, two pair of low sticks, one pair of snuffers and tray(all good as new) one case of silver handled knives and forks, one with Ivory, two cream pots, and one sugar dish or bowl. It is my desire that my son C.C. Jamison will take particular care of the above named articles and transfer them safe and in good order to my said Grandson Mason Jamison if he should live to arrive to the age of twenty-one. I also give and devise to my Grandson Mason Jamison my Gold Watch(which is a very valuable one) also my Library and everything appertaining thereto. Also I give to my said Grandson Mason Jamison a lot or lots of ground situated in the City of Washington purchased of Moscrop by Samuel Goldthwait , my late husband, wherein his heirs forever, but in case of the event of my Grandson Mason Jamisons death before he arrives at the age of twenty-one, my will and desire is that my son Caecilius C. Jamison have and possess all the property herefore devised to him. Item my will and desire is that all my household and kitchen furniture that has not been heretofore devised be sold at Public Auction to the highest bidder, and the net proceeds be disposed of in the following manner. Viz:

Item. I give and devise to my Negro man Carrollton, two hundred dollars which sum my Executors hereafter named is to be placed in the Savings Bank of Baltimore, the interest thereof is to be exclusively for his use, and for his heirs forever..

Item. I give and devise to my Negro girl Mary forty dollars which sum also is to be placed in the Savings Bank of Baltimore as above directed. The interest thereof is to be exclusively for her use, and for her heirs forever. Item. I

give and devise to my Negro Woman Darkey a suit of black. Item. My will and desire is that all my Negroes namely, Carrollton, Darkey & Mary be free and they are by this instrument of writing declared and pronounced free on the day of my death.

Item. I will and devise to my Sister Elizabeth Fox all my wearing apparel.

Item. I will and devise to my Niece Ann Augusta Sperry my Diamond Ring till her Daughter Elizabeth Emily Sperry becomes of age. Then she is to receive it as a Legacy from me to her and her heirs forever with a request that it is never to go out of her family.

Item. I give and devise to my Brother John Johnson a sword cane now in my possession, not on account of value, but as a memento to my affection for him.

My will and desire is that all the money arising from the sale of my household and kitchen furniture as heretofore directed, and all my money that may be found in my house, or in any Banks after the Legacies are satisfied and all my personal charges paid,the balance to be invested in the Stock of the United States Bank, or in the United States Stock at the discretion of Executors, which I give and devise to my Grandson Mason Jamsion to him and his heirs forever.

My will and desire is to be buried at Pleasant Green alongside my Parents and that my Executors cause a Tombstone to be placed over my Grave as soon as Practicable under the immediate direction of my Brother Thomas Johnson. And

Lastly, I do hereby constiture and appoint my dear Son Caeciluis C. Jamison and my particular friend Joseph Jamison to be Executors 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 Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal, this Sixth day of Sept in the yearof our Lord Eighteen hundred and twenty one.

Mary Goldthwait {Seal}

Signed, Sealed, published and declared by Mary Goldthwait the above named testa...as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Thos Johnson,
Samuel Scott,
Solomon Hook.

Baltimore County on the 19th day of September 1821 came Thomas Johnson and Samuel Scott two of the subscsribing evidences to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Mary Goldthwait, late of said County deceased, and Thomas Johnson made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almightly God and Samuel Scott solemnly declared and affirmed that they did see the Testating sign and seal this Will that they heard her publish pronounce and declare the same to be her last Will and Testament that at the time of her so doing she was to the best of their apprenhensions of sound disposing mind memory and understanding and that they together with Solomon Hook the other subscribing evidence thereto subscribed their names as witnesses to this Will, in her presence, at her request, and in the presence of each other. Sworn and affirmed to in open Court.

Test : Wm. Buchanan, Regt.

I, Joseph Jamison appointed Executor in the last Will and Testament of Mary Goldthwait deceased do hereby renounce my right to the said Executorship and all right that I may have under the same. Septemeber 24th 1821

Jos Jamison


The will transcript contributed to the MdGenWeb/USGenWeb Project by: Julie Bright


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