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Mark Manlove of Somerset County
Will Written 14 Sep 1666

This will transcription has been provided by Iva Thompson. Many thanks, Iva!




Somerset County, Maryland

In the name of God, Amen. I Mark Manlove of Pocomoke in the County of Somerset in the Province of Maryland, Planter, being weak in body but of good memory, blessed be God, do make this my last will & testament. My soul I commit to God who gave it and my body to be buried according as my executors think fit. As for my outward estate, my debts being first paid, I give and bequeath at followeth: first, to my loving wife Elizabeth and to the children I have lawfully begotten of her and to their heirs forever, five hundred acres of land lying upon the north side of Pocomoke River, beginning at a little branch on the south side of my new dwelling house, being at my first bounder and so running northerly up the river. All the rest of my land I give and bequeath to my sons Mark, William, and Christopher and to their heirs forever to be equally divided as they come of age, each child to have his portion. To Hannah Gilley, Richard Hackworth, and to his next son born, being three of my grandchildren, each of them a cow calf. I bequeath unto my sons John and Thomas one hundred pounds of tobacco, a piece.. The rest of my estate, after my debts are paid, besides the legacies already given and bequeathed, I give one third to my wife and two thirds to be equally divided unto my sons Mark, William, Christopher, George, and Luke, and to my daughters Hannah, Abia, and Persey Manlove, and I do appoint my wife Eliz and my son in law Richard Hackworth to be the executors of my last will and testament, and William Stevens Horsey and Wm. Jarnes Meedon overseers of the sane, and this I publish and declare to be my last will and testament the 14tth day of September anno Domini 1666.

Mark Manlove made his mark. MM
Witnesses: William Green --- Will.


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