In the Name of God Amen I William Barton of Charles County in the Province
of Maryland Gentl. being very Sick & Weak of body but of Sound & perfect
Mind & Memory Praised be Almighty God for the same & Considering the
frailty of humane Life & that all Must Yield when God by Death is pleased
to Call doe make this My last Will & Testament in manner & forme following
hereby Disannulling & makeing Voyd all former & other Will or Wills by
Me heretofore Made.
Imprimis I Give My Soul to Almighty God Trusting & Relying upon the
full Pardon Remission of my Sinns through Mercies and Intercessions of
my Blessed Saviour & Redeemer Jesus Christ my Body I Committ to Earth to
be buryed in Such Decent Manner as My Executor hereafter named Shall
think most Convenient and as for what Worldly Estate God hath been
pleased to bless me with I Dispose of the Same as Followeth.
Item I Give & bequeath unto my Grandson Barton Smoott My Negro Man
Sam & do hereby Desire him to use him Kindly during his Natual Life knowing
it was My Intent if the Laws would have permitted to have given him his
Item I Give & bequeath unto My Grand Daughter Rachell Stone the Wife
of Matthew Stone the feather bed & furniture that I now Lye on.
Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Ann Smoot two Cowes
with Calves by theirs Sides to be Delivered after my Decease by My
I Give & Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Mary Hungerford two Young
Cowes or Yearling Heifers to be Delivered as afsd.
Item I Give & Bequeath unto My Grand Daughter Eliza: Philpott the
Wife of Charles Philpott the feather bed & furniture belonging to the
Same which is in the Great house Room to be delivered as afsd.
Item I Give & bequeath unto my Grand Son Barton Warren Two Young Cows
or heifers of Two Years old also one full share of my present Crop of
Item I Give & Bequeath unto My Grand Son William Smoot one full share
of my present Crop of Tobacco.
Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Eliza: Neale the Wife
of John Neale one Cow & Calfe & forty Ells of Linnen.
Item The full half of all the Remaining part of my Estate of what
Nature Kind Soever it be or wheresoever the Same Shall or May be found
I doe Give Bequeath unto My Daughter Margarett Miller & her three Youngest
Children, the other halfe part I doe give bequeath unto Thomas Smoot &
Barton Smoot the Two Sons of My Grand Son Barton Smoot.
Lastly I doe hereby Nominate Consitute Ordaine & Appoynt my Daughter
Margarett Miller & my Grand Son Barton Smoot to be joyntly Executors of
this my last Will & testament desiring them to doe & performe every
article & Clause herein Contained. In Witness whereof I have hereunto
Set My hand & affixed My Seale this 5th Day of September Anno Dom. 1717.
Signed Sealed Published Wm Barton
& Declared to be the last his mark
Will & Testament of Wm. Barton
in presence of his
Wm. Howard, John Jones Jno Willard
The will was proved 22 Sep. 1717.
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