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Magdalen Polk of Somerset County
This will transcription has been provided by Denney Gaines. Thank you, Denney!
The following contains the text of Magdalen Polk's will with the spelling and capitalization exactly as in the original. Magdeline Polk of Somerset County (1637-1727) was the widow of Capt Robert Bruce Polk (1640-1704). Both were born in Ireland and came to Maryland about 1668.
In the name of God Amen I, Magdalen Pollok, being weak and sick of body, yet of perfect mind and memory, praise be to Almight God, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, in manner and form as followeth. First:--I give my soul into hands of Almight God, hoping through the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full pardon of all my sins. And my body I commit to the Earth from whence it was taken, to be buried in Christian burial, at the discretion of my Executor hereafter nominated.Item--I give and bequeath a tract of land called Moning lying in the Kingdom of Ireland, in the Barrony of Rafo and County of Donegal, and in the Parish of Liford, unto my son Joseph Pollok and to the heirs of his body forever, with all the rest of my moveable estate, and him to be whole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby Revoking all other Wills and Testaments by me made by word or writing. In Testimony whereof I set my hand and seal this 7th day of April,1726.Signed, sealed and delievered in sight Magdalen Polk Seal and presents of us her mark David Polk, William Pollet, Magdalen Pollet. March ye 20th, 1727. Then came David Polk, William Pollett & Magdalen Pollett, subscribing evidences to ye within will, who made oath upon ye Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that they see ye within named Magdalen Polk, ye Testator, sign and seal ye within Instrument as her last Will and Testament, and that they heard her publish and declare ye same as so to be, and that at ye time of her so doing she was of sound, disposing mind and memory. Sworn to before me the day and year above written. John Tunstall, Deputy, Com'y of Somerset County, The exr. hath not got letter of Administration on this Estate nor doth not design. Recorded in Liber LL No 2 folio 125 PR Geo. Plater, Reg'r Recorded in Liber E B No. 9, folio 117---Examined. Test. Esme. Bayley, R. W. S. C.
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