In the name of God, Amen! I, Jemima Ensor of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland being weak in body but of a 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 unto the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor herein after named and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows.
It is my wish and desire that my negro woman Milcah and her child Priscilla be free at my death.
Item I will and bequeath all my personal estate to my son Luke B. Ensor to him his heirs and assigns forever.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son Luke B. Ensor to be sole executor of this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifyiing and confirming this and none ohter to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this tenth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty five.
Signed, sealed, published, and declared by Jemima Ensor the above named
testatix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at
her request and in her presence, and in the presence of each other have
subscribed our names and witnesses thereto.
Luke G. Ensor
Source: Baltimore County Wills; Liber 16, folio 279-280, Hall of Records, Annapolis, Md.
This Will transcript was contributed to the USGenWeb/MDGenWeb by Dawn Warner Bailey
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