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Last Will and Testament of Caleb Peddicord of Baltimore County
dated 31 Jan 1859, proved 28 Feb 1860

In the name of God, Amen, I Caleb Peddicord of Baltimore county in the state of Maryland being feeble in body and of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding desirous of settle any worldly affairs in view of the uncertainty of human life, do make publish and declare this as and for my last Will and testament that is to say,

First, I commit my Soul to Almightly God and my body to the Earth to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named. And after the payment of my debts, I dispose of my estate in the following manner,

I will and bequeath my whole Estate real, personal and mixed to my beloved wife Elizabeth Peddicord for and during her natural life, and from and after her death, I will to my son Joseph, his maintenance out of my real estate so long as he shall live, and at death to be decently buried our of the same. I also give after the death of my wife to the rest of my children their heirs and assigns forever, all the remainder of my real Estate share and share about which shall be equally divided. I also reserve the grave yard with one quarter of an acre attachthereto together with a road from the same to the public highway for the use of my family and friends as a burying place, And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my son Evan the sole Executor of this my last Will and testament revoking and annulling all former Wills by me heretofore made 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 third first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand and Eight Hundred and fifty nine.

Caleb Peddicord {seal}

Signed sealed published and declared
by the Caleb Peddicord the above named
testator as and for his last will and testament
in the presence of us and at his request and in his
presence and in the presence of each other have
subscribed our names as witnesses hereto:
Wm Lewis
Benjamin Zimmerman
James Spicer

Baltimore County SS On this 28th day of February 1860 came James Spencer one of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Caleb Peddicordlate of said county, deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that he did see the testator Sign and Seal this Will that he 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 his apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding. And that together with Williaim Lewis and Benjamin Zimmerman subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in his presence at his requrest and in the presence of each other.
Sworn before. Jas. L. Ridgley, Register of Wills of Baltimore County.

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