LLast Will and Testament of Dennis Ring

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Last Will and Testament of Dennis Ring

Baltimore County, Md.
Dated: May 10,1890

Know All Men by these Presents,
      That I Dennis Ring of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland, retired from active business, being of sound disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
     First. I commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me, and the disposal of my body leave to the disposal of my children.
     Second. I give and bequeath to my wife Eliza Ring the interest of one half what the estate will bring when sold, for her life estate, and at her death to be divided eqully amongths my children share and share alike.
     Third. I want all my personal property in and abut the premise sold after the regular course of time after my death except my wife's bedroom furniture, my library to be equally divided among my children, and my son Edwin Ring to have my Carpenter tools, my farm to be offered for sale after my death at public or private sale, if it should not bring twenty-five thousand Dollars at the time it is offered it is to be withdrawn, you can sell at any time you get twenty five thousand for it, at the expiration of five years after my death it is to be sold for what it will bring and divided equally amongst you.
     Fourthly. I give and bequeath unto my seven children namely, George M. Ring, Edwin Ring, John Ring, David Ring, Annie Zimmerman wife of David Zimmerman, R. Howard Ring, and Violette Hughes wife of Alfred Hughes. I consider David has got twenty one hundred dollars add what you get for the real and personal property to the twenty one hundred and divide in seven equal shares, one share to each person, you must first take out your Mothers half of the real estate the interest of which to be for her benefit while she lives and at her death to be eqully divided among you as said before after paying all expenses, if the place is not sold it is to rented to a good tenant until sold, the tennant should put one hundred dollars worth of manure a year on the farm beside what is made on the place, no wood to be cut only for the use of the place, but my son Edwin to have what wood he wants for his own use.
     Fifthly.I hereby constitute and appoint both my sons George M. Ring and Edwin Ring as my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, and I hereby direct that any of the beneficaires under this Will that make any contest over any of the provision therein in an an effort to obtain more than what by the terms is given or make any constest of any kind or endeavor to show it is not my last Will and Testament then the provision of the Will for such beneficaries are that they shall get nothing and be divided eqully among the rest of you who do not in any way dispute my my will, such beneficaries shall in consequence receive nothing whatever under the terms of this my last Will and Testament.
     In testimony whereof, I have herewith set my hand-seal and publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in the presence of the witnesses named below this tenth day of May in the year One thousand Eight hundred and Ninety.
Fear God and keep his Commandments.

Dennis Ring-seal

Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said Dennis Ring is and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Wm H. Downs

Edmond A. Rider

John W. Ring

Baltimore County, SS.
          On the 27th day of June, 1893, Came Edwin Ring, and made Oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God, that he does not know of any Will or Codicil of Dennis Ring, late of said County, deceased, other than the above Instrument of Writing, and that he found the same among the papers of said testator on or about the 17th day of June, 1893.
Sworn to in open Court.

Test: Benjamin W. Ady

Register of Wills for Baltimore County

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