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Elizabeth Kellum of Somerset County
Will Written 8 Mar 1815, Proved 26 Dec 1815

This will transcription has been provided by Beth Johnson. Thanks, Beth!




In the name of God, Amen. I, Elizabeth Kellum of Somerset county being in tolerable good health (thanks to the Almighty therefore) and of sound mind memory and understanding do make ordain and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following ~ Viz ~ In hopes of blessed eternity I recommend my soul to him who gave it to me and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor herein after named which I devise and bequeath as follows ~ 1st. I give devise and bequeath to Stephen Coulbourn (of Willliam on Murumssco) the sum of forty dollars in cash and my best bed and the furniture thereto belonging to be equally divided between the said Stephen Coulbourne and Isaac Kellum, son of Henry. 2nd I give and bequeath to the said Isaac Kellum the sum of forty dollars cash and one other bed second choice and the furniture thereto belonging to be equally divided between the said Isaac Kellum and the above named Stephen Coulbourne. 3rd I give devise and bequeath to Grace Coulbourne daughter of the aforesaid William Coulbourn one gold ring. 4th I give devise and bequeath to Betsy Coulbourn daughter of the aforesaid William Coulbourn one gold locket. 5th All the rest and residue of my estate I give devise and bequeath to Leah Howard, Sally Dredden, Thomas Adams (of William), Sally Stevenson, Leah Sterling & Sally Kellum to be equally divided amongst them. Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint the within named William Coulbourn to be executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all and every other will or wills by my heretofore made by ratifying and confirming this only. In testimony whereof I the said Elizabeth Kellum have hereto set my hand and seal this eight day of March Anno Dom 1815.

Elizabeth Kellam [seal]
her mark

Signed, sealed published pronounced and declared by the testatrix to be her last will and testament in the presence of us, who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have signed the same a witnesses.

John Wilkins
John Howeard

Somerset County to wit December 26, 1815, Then came William Coulbourn and made oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty god, that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole last will and testament of Elizabeth Kellum late of Somerset County, deceased that hath come to his hands or possession and that he doth not know of any other.

Before George Handy, Regr WSC

Somerset County to wit December the 26th day 1815 then came John Howeard, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will & testament of Ellizabeth Kellum late of Somerset County, deceased and made oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty god, that he did see the testatrix Therein named sign & seal this will and that he hear her publish, pronounce and declare the same to be her last will and testament and that at the time of her so doing she was to the best of his apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and able to execute a valid contract and that he did subscribe this will as witnesses thereto in the presence and at the request of the testatrix and in the presence of the other subscribed witness. He further deposed that he saw John Wilkins subscribe this will a a witness in the presence of the testatrix.

Before George Handy Regr WSC


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