Will of

Submitted by Pattie Causey


"In the name of God Amen, I, Thomas Smithson of Baltimore County being very weak in body but of perfect mind and Memory thanks be given to God for itt but calling to mind that all Men are appointed to die do make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following &c Item. I leave unto my loving wife Ann Smithson all my Estate both Reall and personall during her naturall life provided she make no wast of the Timber growing on the land and further my will is that after my wifes decease that my land be equilly devided between my Two sons Thomas Smithson and Daniell Smithson to them and thare heirs and assigns forever and that all my personall Estate be equilly devided between my two Sons aforesaid and my Two youngest daughters namly Sarah Smithson and Avarilla Smithson after thare Mothers decease and further my will is that none of my four daughters that are now Marry'd shall ever have any part of my Estate more than what I have already given them Viz: my!
daughter Elianor wife of Samuell Durham, my daughter Rebecca wife of Samuell Wilson, my daughter Rachell wife of Henry Donahue, my daughter Elizabeth wife of Robert Clarke) forasmuch as I have given them all that I intend to give them in my lifetime. Ratifying and confirming this my last Will and Testament as Witness my hand and Seale this Eleventh day of August 1731.
Thomas (his mark) Smithson

Signed Sealed and declared by the
aforesaid Thomas Smithson to be
his last Will and Testament before
us the Subscribers hearof
Daniell Scott
Daniell Scott Junr.
Richard (his mark) Rhoads
Richard (his mark) Rhoads Junr."

(probate info. below will - probate 8 Mar 1732)

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