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Will of Joshua Boring, of Baltimore County

dated March 29, 1822, filed April 13, 1822
Source Baltimore County Courthouse, Book 11, Page 408, Microfilm Only

In the name of God Amen, I Joshua Boring of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my wordly 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 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 Executrix herein after named and after my debts and legal expenses are paid I devise and bequeath as follows.

I give and bequeath unto my eldest Daughter Elizabeth Morrison Ten Acres of Land whereing whe now lives to be laid of as convenient to the dwelling as possible, to her the said Elizabeth and her heirs and ~~~~~~ and assigns fee simple.

Item, I give and bequeath unto eldest son John Boring the sum of One Dollar and no more.

Item I gaive and bequeath unto my ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ruthe my second Daughter the sum of Two Hundred Dollars,

Item I give and bequeath unto Rebecah Lane (Wife of Caleb Lane) the sum of Two Hundred Dollars,

Item, I give and bequeath unto the heirs of my deceased Daughter Aberilla the sum of One Dollar and no more,

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Wilet the sum of Two Hundred Dollars,

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Nancy the sum of two hundred Dollars, current money,

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife during her natural life one Room in my Dwelling house with sufficiency of firewood with the privilege of One Acre of ground for garden, to be found a Cow with sufficiency of feed and pasture during the life of my said Wife and have forty Dollars paid her annually out of the proceeds of my farm during her natural life. (to be instead of her thirds)

Item, I give and devise unto my youngest Son Isaac Boring my Plantation whereon I now live and dwell known by the name of Joshua Boring Son of John his Forest containing near two hundred Acres more or less to him the said Isaac and his heirs and assigns in fee simple. I also tax the said farm with the payment of all the aforesaid Legacy's and the performance of the bequest to my said Wife. I also give and bequeath unto my said Son Isaac all the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate both Real and Personal,

And Lastly it is my wish that my Son Isaac shall pay the aforesaid Legacyes as follows, that is to say; to each one in four equal annual payments to commence in one year after my decease,

And Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my dear Wife and my Son Isaac to be sole Executrix and Excutor of this my last Will and Testament revoking and anuling all former Wills by me made heretofore, 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 29th day of March in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and twenty two.

Joshua Boring (Seal)

Signed, Sealed, Published and declared by Joshua Boring the above named 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 our names as Witnesses thereto, Elisha J. Hall, John Caltrider, David Schaffer.

Baltimore County SS. On the 13 day of April came Elisha J. Hall and David Schaffer, two of the subscribing evidences to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Joshua 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 apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and that they together with John Caltrider the other subscribing evidence thereto 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; Wm Buchanan, Regt

To the Justices of the Orphans Court of Baltimore County, Gentlemen, Be it remembered that I Ann Boring Widow of Joshua Boring late of the County Aforesaid deceased do hereby refuse to Administer or join in the Administration of the Estate of my said late Husband and do hereby renounce all my right, title and claim to the said Administration. Witness my hand this Ninth day of April in the year Eighteen hundred and twenty two.

Ann (her mark) Boring

Witness Caleb Law, - filed the 13th April 1822 same day Recorded and Examined/ Wm Buchanan Regt

This will was contributed by T.J. Shumaker

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