In the name of God, Amen. I Edward Norwood of Howard District of Anne Arundel County in the State of Maryland being sick and weak in body, but of 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 home, 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 into the hand of the Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named, and after my just debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows: -
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth in consideration of her unremitting attention to me the sum of fifty dollars. -
Item. I devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my Estate both Real and Personal to my well beloved wife, Jemima, during her natural life, and after her death to be equally divided among all my children, share and share alike.
And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my dear and well beloved wife Jemima, to be sole Executrix of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying 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 thirtieth day of August in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two.
Transcribed from the will of : Edward Norwood of Howard District, Anne Arundel County, MD (Liber WR1, folio 77)
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