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Kenneth O'Neal has supplied the following O'Neal/ ONeale
Will Abstracts:

The will of Peter Oneale is found in the Calendar of Wills for St. Mary's Co. MD, Vol. 9, 1744-1749 page 122.
 In the name of God, Amen, the seventh day of April in the year of our Lord God Seventeen hundred & forty five, I PETER ONEALE of St. Mary's County in the province of Maryland being of sound memory...
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.
Item. 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 ONEALE and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs to my son PETER LAMAR ONEAL and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, if for want of such heirs to my son JAMES ONEALE 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 daughter MARY ONEALE... my son PETER LAMAR ONEALE son JAMES ONEALE ... 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 ONEALE, 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.

PETER ONEAL (his marking)
St. Mary's County September ye 16 th 1747.
THOMAS AISQUITH, Deputy Commissioner, St. Mary's County

At a vestry held at the home of Wm. Scot, June 24, 1724-----Ordered that Will. Elliot, Michl. Yoe, & Peter Oneale have the fourth pew from the pulpit in the new addition of All Faiths Church to them and their heirs forever. (All Faiths Church Parish Records, St. Mary's Co. MD 1692-1820), LDS Film #14449 (index) and # 13207, p. 275.


We find additional information about JOSEPH
OWNEILL - ONEILL- O'NEAL in the will of his father- in - law PETER LEMAIRE (Occupation : PLANTER) who died 1694 in Calvert Co., MD.
The Will of Peter Lemaire is found in the Calendar of Wills for ST. MARY'S Co.,

An Abstract of the Will of Peter Lemaire:

 Will of PETER LEMAIRE In the name of God Amen. That whereas I PETER LEMAIRE of this County Calvert and Province of Maryland, planter, being very sick and weak of body but in good and sound perfect sense and memory, do here make my last will and testament renouncing all other wills before this present-

item. I give and bequeath followeth;...that moveable estate shall be equally divided amongst my ( loving) wife FRANCES LEMAIRE FRANCES ( sic ) and my three daughters as namely ANN LEMAIRE and MARY LEMAIRE and MARGARET LEMAIRE and that they shall have their equal proportion at the age of sixteen years or on the day of their marriages and also I give and bequeath to my loving wife the plantation whereon we live with all writes and privileges thereunto belong during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided amongst my three Daughters before named my daughter MARGARET is to have first choice. I also give and bequeath unto my Grand Child PETER OWNEILL that plantation with all the land on the western side of that branch whereon now JOSEPH EDWARDS lives with all rights and privileges thereunto belonging to him and to his heirs forever and that he shall possess and enjoy the same when he shall attain to the age of one and twenty years and also my will and pleasure is that my son in law JOS. OWNEILL shall posses the said plantation as soon as the said JOSEPH EDWARDS lease is expired and that he shall in joy the same till the said PETER OWNEILL shall come to the age aforesaid and further I do appoint and order my good and so being friends JO. DAVIS and JOSEPH EDWARDS to be my Trustees and to execute according to this last will and testament and so -
Committing all to the all mighty God I have hereunto sett my hand and affixed my seal this 9th day of October 1693 - PETER LEMAIRE (mark & seal)

signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us:
March 31 th 1694 .

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