the name of God, Amen, the seventh day of April in the year of
our Lord God Seventeen hundred & forty five, I PETER
of St. Mary's County in the province of Maryland being of sound
- Im primus
I will that all my lawful debts of what nature soever be firstly
and Duly paid by my executor hereafter to be named.
I give, devise and bequeath to my loving wife, ANN ONEALE that land and
plantation whereon I now dwell, being part of Tract of land called
CRACK BONE, during the time of her widowhood with all the improvements,
rights profits & privileges thereunto belonging, and after
her decease or at the day of her marriage if she should marry
again, I give and bequeath the said land & Improvements to
my son JOHN
and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of
such heirs to my son PETER
and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, if for want of such
heirs to my son JAMES
and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, if for the want
of such heirs to be equally divided amongst all my daughters
and all my personal estate of what nature or kind soever it be
I give and bequeath unto my loving wife ANN ONEALE during her natural
life (provided she remains a widow) but if she should marry then
my will is my daughter ELIZABETH ONEALE shall receive one Feather bed
& furniture, two pewter dishes, two pewter basins & two
pewter plates and likewise my daughter SARAH ONEALE ...my daughter
my son PETER
...my son JAMES
... and if there should not be bed & pewter as above mentioned
to pay them all off-, then my will is that they receive to the
value and all the residue of the estate that shall remain either
at the day of my loving wife ANN ONEALE'S Marriage if that should happen
or at the day of her death be equally divided amongst all my
children, paying off the several legacies as above mentioned.
And lastly I do hereby ordain, constitute and appoint my dear
and loving wife ANN
whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my
seal the day and year first above written.
Mary's County September ye 16 th 1747.
MELVILLE LOCKE, JAMES WOOD and JOHN SUITE,
AISQUITH, Deputy Commissioner, St. Mary's County