In the name of God Amen, I, John H. Caples of Anne Arundel County, in the State of Maryland, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this as and for my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. After the payment of all my just debts and charges as well as my funeral expenses. I dispose of my estate as follows:
I give and devise to my wife Mary Ann Caples during her natural life my home farm called "Andover", containing one hundred and one and three fourths acres, also the fifty seven and one half acres of land purchased of Charles L. Conway and wife and the thirty five 3/4 acres of land bought of Henry Barker and wife, all of which lands lies in the Fifth Election district of Anne Arundel Co., to be farmed and used by her as she may desire during her life.
I devise and bequeath to my wife Mary Ann all my money and personal property of every sort and character.
I give devise and bequeath after the death of said wife Mary Ann Caples my home farm of one hundred and one and three fourths acres, abid, also all that may be of personal property thereon that belonged to me in my life all and after the death of the said Mary Ann Caples, my wife, to Elizabeth Ring, wife of my nephew John Ring and her heirs in fee simple.
I give and devise, the reversion after the death of my said wife of the Conway Purchase of fifty seven 1/2 acres to James Preston Jenkins his life and to his daughter Emma Frances in fee simple.
I give devise and bequeath th reversion after the death of my said wife of the thirty five and three fourths acres bought of Henry Barker and wife to William Thomas Gaylor (my nephew) and his heirs and assigns forever.
And it is my will and I desire it to be expressly understood, that my wife is to have and enjoy during her life the full possession and use of all my property herein devised peaceably and fully without any molestation from those who are herein named as be entitled to a reversionary interest in any part of my property.
Finally, I constitute and appoint my dear wife Mary Ann to be sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and seventy two.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by John H. Caples, 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 eachother have
subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Thomas M. Cole
Wm. H. Disney
Source: MD. State Archives, Annapolis, MD.
Microfilm Reel #72257
Liber #42, Folio 222, 223
Probated: April 30, 1872
Anne Arundel Co., MD.
This Will transcript was contributed to the USGenWeb/MDGenWeb by Brian K. Ring
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