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Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM IIAMS of Anne Arundel county,
dated 25 July 1774

In the name of God amen I William Iiams of Ann Arundel County being weak of body but of sound mind and memory think it proper at this time to adjust my worldly affairs and to make my last Will and Testament which I do in manner and form following --

Item I give and bequeath to my dear mother the room she now lives in during her life --

Item I give and bequeath to my dear mother and my sister Sarah my ball mare one Cow and calf six barrels of Corn three hundred weight of meat and six bushels of wheat --

Item I desire my Executor hereafter mentioned to make Sale of all my Land to the West side of the main road that runs through the pasture beginning at 200 degrees Gassaway Landing's gate and running with the road out at the other gate untill a parrelel line will strike the South east line. The money arising from the Sale thereof to pay my just debts and should that not be a sufficiency then my Desire is that my Executor do make sale of my Stork (?) Ssanschdo (?) furniture or prop as he shall think best --

Item I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my cousin William Iiams son of John and Rebecca Iiams Executor of this my Last Will and Testament and I do also hereby give and bequeath unto my said cousin and his heirs forever all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate real and personall and of what nature and kind xxxxx? it be and do also in the strongest terms Constitute him residuary Legatee and heir to all the remainder of my Estate both real and personall In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty fifth July Seventeen hundred and seventy four.

Witnesst Signed Sealed published
and declared this to be my last Wm. Iiams (seal)
Will and Testament in presence of

William Reed
Thos. & Sson. Ssall
Thomas (x) Turnor

This will was submitted to the USGenWeb Project by Kathleen Bowen

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