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Alexander Roxburgh of Somerset County
Will Written 19 Jul 1805, Proved 11 Aug 1807
Liber EB No. 23 Folio 113

This will was discovered during an April 1998 search of vital records at the Somerset Court House in Princess Anne, MD by Angelo Roxbury. It was transcribed exactly as the original document recorded by the Clerk of the Court. ??? indicates illegible writing.




In the name of God Amen I Alexander Roxburgh of Somerset County and State of Maryland being of sound disposing mind and memory, do make ordain constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament (revoking any and all wills by me heretofore made) To wit, first, It is my will and desire that all of my just debts may be paid in a reasonable time after my decease. Secondly That all my personal estate be equally divided among my three children William Roxburgh Matthew Roxburgh and Elizabeth Roxburgh Thirdly that the four lots of land of fifty acres each lying in Washington County and Sate of Maryland, and numbered as per tickets Three thousand two hundred and thirty four, Three thousand two hundred and thirty two and Three thousand two hundred and twenty six and Three thousand two hundred and twenty seven, granted by the commissioner for the State of Maryland for Military services during the American Revolution; and also four lots of land lying and being in the State of Ohio formerly called the North Western Territory, containing one hundred acres of land each granted unto me by the United States of America as may be fully by having recourse to the Patent thereof made to appear, Be sold or otherwise disposed off by my Executor hereafter named for the only use and benefit of my before mentioned children William Roxburgh Matthew Roxburgh and Elizabeth Roxburgh the equal rights interest and estate of them and their heirs and off spring forever after their arrival at lawful or full age. Fourthly and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend James Ritchies of Salisbury my whole and sole executor of this and any last will and testament. In Testimony whereof I have here unto offered my hand and seal and do publish and declare the above to be my last will and testament this nineteenth day of July Eighteen hundred and five 1805

Signed sealed published and declared to be his last will and Testament in presence of us who have subscribe the same at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other....................

Thomas Dasheill, George Collier, ????? Anderson.

August 11th day 1807. Then came George Collier and Thomas Anderson, two of the subscribing ____ ____ so the last will & Testament of Alexander Roxburgh, late of Somerset county, deceased, and severally oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God, that they did see the testator therein named signed and seal this will, and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament, and that at the time of his so doing he was to be the best of each and understanding, capable of executing a valid deed; and that they did respectfully subscribe this will as ??? writings thereto in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other. They further deposed that they did see Thomas Dashiell (now deceased) subscribe this will in the presence and at the request of the testator.

Before Geo. Handy Reg ?WSG
Recorded in Liber EB No 23 Folio 113
Examined Test. Geo Handy Reg ?WSB


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