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Elizabeth Roxburgh of Somerset County
Will Written 6 Oct 1863, Proved 10 Oct 1867
Liber SCL No. 5 Folio 210 - 211

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.

Places named in the will are located in what is now Wicomico County, which was formed in 1867.




Salisbury October 6, 1863 I Elizabeth Roxburgh of Somerset County in the State of Maryland of Somerset in the State of Maryland being of sound disposing mind and having a desire that my worldly affairs and property should be disposed of to the persons and in the names herein after described, to make this my last will, and testament in the manner and form following.

First I give and bequeath my house and lot in Salisbury in which I reside the other being already given for a parsonage to Sarah Francis Todd, and if she dies without heirs, that this if she leave no children of her own no lawful issue of her own body, it shall then go to the Presbyterian Churches of Rockawalking and Salisbury and if she leave children and those die under age, or die without having any children of their own this same house and lot shall then go to these same churches of Rockawalking and Salisbury to be used for their support and benefit in the way in which the Pastoral Elders shall think best.

I also give and bequeath to this said Sarah Francis Todd the sum of five hundred dollars, I leave her one bed and bedstand and one suit of bed furniture, and the sideboard table and looking glass in the dining room. I leave my parlor furniture, and my silver spoons. I give and bequeath unto Eleanor R. Hooper the sum of five hundred dollars. I give and bequeath to my cousin Mary R. ????? in Scotland the sum of six hundred dollars. I also wish my locket sent to her. I give and bequeath unto my cousin Ann White two hundred dollars. I give and bequeath unto Clara Mom's two hundred dollars. I give and bequeath unto Agnes Roxburgh Waite two hundred dollars. I give and bequeath one hundred and fifty dollars for the Domestic Missionary Society.

I give unto the Treasurer of the ????? of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America for the board of Foreign Mission acting under said assembly the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for the use of that society. I also give one hundred and fifty dollars for the use of the Educational Society, these three Societies acting under the same General Assembly. I give and bequeath unto the American Bible Society the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for the purpose of Said Society.

I give and bequeath unto the Presbyterian Churches of Rockawalking and Salisbury the sum of five hundred dollars to be put out on interest the interest of which is to be paid regularly toward the salary of the stated Pastor.

I let all my colored family free, they are to serve no person whatever after my death, I desire that they shall have a part of my property. I leave my ??????? apparel to be divided among the female part of them. I leave Hariette and Leah Elen an bed and bed stand apiece, my bureau is for Liza all the remaining bed furniture after Fannie has chosen hers is to be divided among the women. I leave the servants all the remaining furniture both of the house and kitchen that is, not left to Francis.

All the money that is left after the legacies are paid, I wish divided among my colored family Just as they have need to those who are most needy and helpless give them more. all which may be determined by the Executor, all that I leave them. I want applied in the very best manner possible, and placed in that situation which shall be further (their very best advantage and benefit). I do here appoint Dr. George W. Todd the sole Executor of this my last will and testament signed sealed published and delivered by Elizabeth Roxburgh. Elizabeth Roxburgh the above named Testor as and for the last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as with ???? thereto.

Alexander G. Toadvine
D. E. Folks
R. E. Ennis

Somerset County towit October this 10th day of 1867. The came George W. Todd and made oath on the Holy Evangely of almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole last will and Testament of Elizabeth Roxburgh late of Somerset County deceased that hath come to his hands or possession and that he doth not know of any other.

Before WS?, Gale Ry W,S.C.

Somerset County to wit October the 10th day 1867, Then Came Rugas E. Ennis of the subscribing witness to the foregoing will and testament of Elizabeth Roxburgh late of Somerset County deceased and made onto the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that he did see the Testator therein sign and seal this will that he heard her publish/???? and declare the same to be her last will and testament that after time of her so doing she was to be the best of his apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding capable of executing a valid deed on contract and that he subscribed his name as witness to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testatrix and in the presence of the others subscribing witnesses. He future disposed that he saw Alexander G. Toadvine and David E. Voor subscribe their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testatrix.

$500 For value received I assign Agnes Roxburgh Waite, the note which her father mother owes me to the amount of $500, I give this instead of the $200 that I have left her in my will, the $200 must into my estate and she may take $500 in the place of the $200

E. Roxburgh

Somerset County towit: November 11th day 1867. Then came George W. Todd and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is a codicil to the last will and Testament of Elizabeth Rox late of Somerset County, deceased that hath came to his hands or possession and that he doth not know of any other.

Before W.N. Gale Ry W.S.C.
c1815-10

210-211


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