Will of John Murray, dated january 23, 1832, filed february 22, 1833
Source Baltimore County Courthouse, Book 14, Page 296, Microfilm Only


In the Name of God Amen! I, John Murray of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland being in perfect health of body and 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 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 principally I commit my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be deacently buried at the discretion of my Executors herein after named and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows, Item, I give and bequeath unto John Armacost (son of my daughter Elizabeth) the sum of One hundred and thirty three dollars Current Money and no more. Item, I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Boring (daughter of my daughter Rachel) the sum of one hundred and thirty three dollars Current Money and no more. Item, I give and bequeath unto Mary Cox my grand-daughter the sum of Twenty dollars Current Money and no more. Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lindy Armacost the sum of one hundred and thirty three dollars Current Money and no more. Item, I give and bequeath unto my grand-daughter Keziah Nace Twenty dollars Current Money and no more. Item, I give and bequeath unto my grandson Murray Nace the sum of twenty dollars Current Money and no more. Item, I give and bequeath unto Emanuel Nace my grandson the sum of Twenty dollars Current Money and no more. Item, I give and bequeath unto my grand-daughter Drusila Nace the sum of Twenty dollars Current Money and no more. Item, I devise give and bequeath all the Residue and remainder of my Estate both real and personal unto my four sons. Viz. Jabez Murray, John Murray Jun: Jacob Murray and William Murray their heirs and assigns forever share and share alike. Item, I do order and direct that should my son Jacob die without lawfull Children that in that case his said proportionable part shall be equally divided among my other three sons Viz Jabez, John & William share and share alike to them their heirs and assigns f?. Item, I order and direct that my son Jacob Murray shall have no power or control over his part as to sell or convey the same to any person without the consent and advise of my other three sons, that is to say my said three sons Viz Jabez, John and William shall have the Guardianship over his part for his (Jacobs) use ??. And lastly, I do hereby constitute nominate and appoint my son Jabez Murray my son John Murray Jr and my son William Murray 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 23rd day of January in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundren and Thirty Two

John (his mark) Murray (seal)

Signed sealed published and declared by John
Murray 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
each other have subscribed our names as
witnesses thereof

Wm Sharrer
Joshua Tipton
Joshiah Murray


This will was contributed by T.J. Shumaker

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