In the name of God, Amen, I, Charles Canoles Sr., of Baltimore County and State of Maryland, being weak in body, of sound memory and understanding, and willing to mind the mortality of human life, have made and ordained this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
First I give and bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth Canoles after my decease two lotts or parcels of land the one called Grindon, the other Gay’s inspection containing two hundred acres more or less during her natural life. But if she should marry again, then to have but one third of the above described lotts of land during her natural life and the remaining two thirds to be divided among four of my children that is to say, William Canoles, Charles Canoles, Elizabeth Canoles, Martha Jane Canoles, and after my wifes decease, I give and bequeath all and the whole of the above named lotts or parsels of land, one fourth part to my son William Canoles, one fourth part to my son Charles Canoles, one fourth part to my daughter Elizabeth Canoles, one fourth part to my daughter Martha Jane Canoles to them and their Heirs for ever. I also give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Canoles all my Negroes, all my live stock, all my household furniture or in a word all my personal property during her natural life, but if she should marry again to have but one third of my personal property, and the two thirds to be divided between William Canoles, Charles Canoles, Elizabeth Canoles, and Martha Jane Canoles, my wife must also take… charge and maintain the children until they arrive to the age of maturity.
I give and bequeath to my son William Canoles three acres of land more or less called Bishop’s lott to him and his Heirs for ever.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah who intermarried with William Biddison, one dollar and no more.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary who intermarried with Benjamin Parlett, one dollar and no more.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Ruth who intermarried with Moses Landrum, one dollar and no more.
I give and bequeath to my son James Canoles, one dollar and no more.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Eliza who intermarried with Francis A. Ford [Foard], one dollar and no more.
And lastly I ordain my son William Canoles my Executor to execute this my last Will and Testament.
In witness of the same I have set my hand and affixed my seal this ninth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty.
Baltimore County L. On the 10th day of November 1841 came Henry Perine and
Richard Burton, two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will
and Testament of Charles Canoles, late of said county deceased, and made Oath
on this 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 Robert Fitch the other
subscribing witness 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 D. M. Perine Registrar for Wills for Baltimore County
I William Canoles appointed Executor in the last Will and Testament of Charles Canoles late of Baltimore County, deceased, do hereby refuse to act as Executor of said Will, and do therefore renounce all my right to letters Testamentary upon said deceased’s estate, and all right, title and claim that I may or could have had by virtue of said appointment. In testimony whereof I here unto subscribe my name this first day of November 1841.
Received to be recorded on the 10th day of November 1841 same day filed and
recorded and examined.
Test D. M. Perine Register of Wills for Baltimore County
transcribed from a copy obtianed at the Maryland StateArchives
This Will transcript was contributed to the USGenWeb/MDGenWeb by Janice M. Zenge
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