8 October 1863
Caroline County, Maryland

Submitted by: Adina Watkins Dyer


In the name of God Amen, the eighth day of October one thousand and eight hundred and sixty three, I WILLIAM WRIGHT of Caroline County in the State of Maryland being weake in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and there be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and testimony in the manner and form following that is to say:

First and principally I commit myself in the hands of the Almighty God and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executor herein after mentioned and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows to wit:

Secondly, Item I give and bequeath untomy son LEWIS BIARD WRIGHT my mair cauld Jul.

Thirdly, Item I give and bequth unto my dear wife ELENDER WRIGHT to have all my land and house and avery thing that is atacht to said land, and all my personal estate after my funeral expences and debts are paid to have it during her life, then after her death for all this estate both real and personal to be sold at public sail and for my son PETER WRIGHT to have fifteen dollars out of the said of the estate and no more of my estate all the balance to be equally divided among all the rest of my children namely SARAH ANN RINGOD, LEVIN WRIGHT, and my granddaughter MARY ELLEN WADKINS, my daughter NICEY SIPPLE, MARY ELIN ANDREW, PRISCILLA MANSHIP, CHARLES G. WRIGHT and LEWIS B. WRIGHT.

Fourthly Item it is my will and desire that BENNETT TODD shall be my hole and sol executor to settle my estate and shall settle the same as witness my hand and seal this above date.
WILLIAM   x    WRIGHT  {seal}

Signed sealed and delivered by the avoe named testator and for his
last will and testament in the presence of
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Distribution of Estate of William WRIGHT 11 September 1883

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