This Last Will and Testament of Sarah (Osborn) Bush
In the name of God Amen.
I Sara Bush of Balto Co. in the state of Maryland do make this my Last Will and Testament in manners and form following; first I give and recommend my soul to God most heartily, employing his mercy, and as to my worldly estate. I give and bequeath as follows; Item,
I give and bequeath unto my son Shadrack Bush the sum of one-dollar current money and no more.
Item, and lastly all the rest and residue of my personal estate after paying my just debts and funeral expenses, I give and bequeath to my grandson David Bush to be paid and delivered to him when he comes to the age of twenty-one years by my executor. And if in case he should die before he attains the age of twenty-one years then I give and bequeath all my personal estate after paying my just debts, funeral expenses and aforesaid I give unto my grandsonís and granddaughters namely John Bush, Benjamin Bush, Daniel Bush, Sarah Bush, Rhoda Bush, Keziah Bush, and Elizabeth Bush to be equally divided between them and each of my grandsonís part or share to be paid to them when they come to the age of twenty-one, and each of my said granddaughters part or share to be paid to them when they come to the age of eighteen years by my executor and in case either of them shall die before they attain their respective ages aforesaid then I give and bequeath the share or shares of them so dying unto the survivors of them to be equally divided between them.
And I do hereby nominate and appoint Richard Hooks to be whole and sole executor 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 here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty-seventh day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen-Sixteen.
Executor: Richard Hooks (sic?)
Witnessed by: John Brown son of George
Thomas Hooker, son of Wm.
Adam Miller on 17 June 1818
Note: The above Last Will and Testament of Sarah (Osborn) Bush was found by Deborah Schaeffer, in a box of wills, when she was rummaging in the archive records of Balto. City, in Annapolis, MD. They would not let her have the original, or make a copy, so she copied it by hand. Debbie sent me, Martha Bush-Blocker, a copy and I have transcribed it here. The last Will and testament of Sarah was also found by L. Spencer Leister on a Microfich, he has provided the names of the Executors and Witnesses as well as transcribing it himself. Sarah (Osborn) Bush wrote her Last Will and Testament on 16 Oct. 1816, it was probated on 07 June 1818.
contributed by Martha Blocker
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