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Thomas Purnell of Somerset County
Will Written 5 Mar 1693/4, Proved 31 May 1694

The original of this will can be found at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, Maryland. It was copied as close as possible to the original by Peggy Miller. Thanks, Peggy, for providing this data!




In the name of god amen March 5th anno dono 1693/94 I Thomas Purnell of The County of Somersett and province of Maryland Planter being at this present time, Sick and weak in Body but of good and perfect memory ~~ Thanks be to the allmighty god and calling to remembrance the uncertain Estate of this transitory Life and that all flesh must yield unto Death when it shall please god to call I do make constitute ordain and Depute this to be my Last will and Testament Revokeing and annulling by these presents all and Every testam.t and Testaments will and wills heretofore by me made or Declared Either in word or writing and this is to be taken for my Last will and Testament and none other first being penitent and Sorry from the bottom of my heart for my Sins past most humbly desireing forgiveness for tho Saved I give and Committ my Soul unto the almighty god my Saviour and Redeemer in to whom and by his Merrits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assuredly to be Saved and to have full pardon and remission of all my sins and that my soul with my Body at the generall Day of Resurrection Shall rise again with Joy and through the Merrits of Christ Death and Passion possess and inherit the Kingdom of heaven prepared for his Elect and Chosen and my body to the Earth to be buried with decent bruiall and now for the Settling of my Temporall Estate of what goods Chattels and Debts as it hath pleased god far above my Deserts? to bestow upon me I do give order and dispose of the Same in manner and form following that is to Say I will that all those Debts which I owe in right or Conseicnce to any Manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and freely Contented and paid or ordained with in Convenient time after my decease by my Executor hereaftor named ~~!

Item my will and Desire is to give and bequeath unto Nathaniel Veasey a parcel of Land Containing about Ninety or one hundred acres it being part of a tract of Land Called Could Harbor the Said Ninety or hundred acres to be Laid out as followeth to begin at Nathaniel Veaseys Corner Tree Standing on the side of a branch running up the Said Branch unto the first Small branch that issues out of the afore branch thence Running up the Small branch unto the head of it thence with ___line unto Nathaniel Veseys Line Containing about Ninety or a hundred acres.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Purnell unto her and her heirs forever the remaining part of the Tract of Land Called Could Harbor

I likewise give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah and her heirs for Ever a tract of Land called paggam? Containing two hundred acres

I also give and bequeath unto my foresaid Daughter Sarah part of a piece of Land which lyes both Sides of the Deep branch part on the head of timber Quarter and part on the head of pagam which Said part on the head of paggam I give unto my Daughter Sarah Purnell to her and her heirs for Ever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Purnell unto him and his heirs for Ever, a tract of Land Called Fairfields of Eight Hundred acres

I likewise give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Purnell unto him and his heirs for Ever a tract of Land Called New Fairfields of four hundred acres

I likewise give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Purnell to him and his heirs for ver a parcell of Land Joining on Fairfields of onehundred and Thirtie acres

I also give and bequeath unto my Son Purnell unto him and his heirs for Ever a parcell of Land lying between new Fairfields and a Tract of Land formerly belonging to Edward Smith which Said Land was Entered with M. E William Whittington and Surveyed by him~~

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son John Purnell unto him and his heirs for Ever all the rest of my Lands which I have or bear Title to.

Item my will and Desire is that my Daughter Sarah Purnell Shall have priviledge in the Land and Marsh that I have given to my Son John Purnell to make hay and winter Ten head of cattell Durering her Naturall Life.

Item my will and desire it that my Daughter Elisab Nutter shall have the Moletto girl Jane not as part of her portion but of a particular gift and the rest of my Estate within doors and with out of what nature quallity or condition? Forever Either in the Goods Negro's or Cattells I desire may be Equally Divided amongst my Four Children and Each of them to have their parts & portions allotted them as soon after my decease as can Lawfully be divided: Elizabeth Nutter having received already part as in Cattell and I do further appoint my two Sons John Purnell and Thomas Purnell to be Joint Executors of this my Last Will and Testament

In wittness of The truth hereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal the day and year above written~~
Signed Sealed and Delivered In the presence of ~~~

Daniel Selby
Silas Chapman
Parkev (Parker) Selby
Christian Harmanson
Tomas Purnell (seal)
under the foregoing will

Was Subscribed this (?)

Memorand: that this Last Dayof May 1694 Probate of this Will was made by the oathes of the above said wittnesses vis: Daniell Selby Christian Harmanson and Parkev Selby who were sworn on the holy Evangelist before me
Sam.ll Hopkins Depty County


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