Will of James Boring of Baltimore County,
dated Sept 15, 1807, probated December 29, 1819
Source Baltimore Co. Courthouse, Book 11, Page 91


 

In the name of God, Amen. I, James Boring, of Baltimore County, in the State of Maryland, being in a reasonable State of Health of Body, and of sound and disposing mind, memory and undertaking, considering the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, and thereby 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 principally, I commit my Soul to God that gave it to me, hoping for acceptance through the merits of Jesus Christ, my body recommend to the Earth to be decently buried, at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named, and as touching such worldly Estate as it has pleased God to bless me within this life, I Will and Bequeath as follows: Item, I will and bequeath to my son Joshua Boring, one hundred acres of land, part of Green's Desire adjoining or next to Coxe's Land, including Eleven acres part of Boring's Chance, in the hundred acres aforesaid, but not to extend it up the Meadow above the first perchase of Pennington. Item, I will and bequeath to my son Abraham Boring one hundred acres of Land part of Green's Desire, to be laid off adjoining a Tract of Land called "Sportsman's Hall." Item, I will and bequeath to my two sons James Boring and Richard Boring all the remainding part of my land, not heretofore mentioned to be equally divided between them, both upland and Meadow Ground. Item, I will and desire my son Richard's inheritance shall be the place where I now live. Item, I will and bequeath to my son Joshua aforesaid, a Negro Boy named Benjamin, to serve him and his heirs until he arrives to the age of twenty six years, and then to be mannimitted and have his entire freedom and liberty. Item, I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary Tipton, a Negro Boy named Daniel, to serve here and her heirs until he arrives to the age of twenty six years, and then to be mannimitted and have his entire freedom and liberty. Item, I will and bequeath to my son James Boring a Negro Girl named Minta, to serve him and his heirs, until she arrives at the age of twenty one years, and then to be mannimitted and to have her entire freedom and liberty. Item, I will and bequeath to my son Abraham Boring a Negro Girl named Fann to serve him and his heirs, until she arrives at the age of twenty one years, and then to be mannimitted and have her entire freedom and liberty. Item, I will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Handle, a Negro Boy named George, to serve her and her heirs until he arrives to the age of twenty six years, and then to be mannimitted and his entire freedom and liberty. Item, I will and bequeath to my son Richard Boring a Negro Boy named Phillip to serve him and his heirs until he arrives at the age of twenty six years, and then to be mannimitted and have his entire freedom and liberty. Item, I will and bequeath to Sire Rebecca Cullison, Daughter of my Daughter Rebecca Cullison deceased, one Negro Girl named Sal, to serve her and her heirs until she arrives at the age of twenty one years and then to have her entire freedom and liberty. I also will a legacy to the said Sire Rebecca Cullison, that is to say: one Feather Bed and Firneture. Item, I will and devise that at my decease, Jube and Jude shall be mannimitted and have their entire freedom and liberty. Item, I will and bequeath that after my death, all the residue of my Personal Estate, shall be equally divided share and share about, between Joshua Boring my son, my Daughter Mary Tipton, James Boring, Abraham Boring, Elizabeth Randel, Richard Boring, and Sire Rebecca Cullison all as aforesaid. And Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons Joshua Boring and Richard Boring to be sole 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 fifteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven.

James Boering Seal

Signed, Sealed, and declared by James Boring, the above Testator, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed out names as Witnesses thereto.

Thos. Lemon, Jacob Snider, John Hale

Baltimore County of S.S. On the 29th day of December 1819 Came Thomas Lemmon and Jacob Snider two of the subscribing Evidences to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of James Boring late of 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 his last Will and Testament, that at the time of his so doing, he was, to the best of their apprehension of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that they together with John Hale the other subscribing Evidence thereto, subscribed their names as Witnesses to this Will, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other. Sworn to in Open Court.

Test. Wm. Buchanan, Regr


This will was contributed by T.J. Shumaker

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