In the Name of God Amen I Oliver Burch of King and Queen parrish in Charles
County being in perfect health & of sound mind & memory Blessed be God for
the same and Calling to mind the uncertainty of this world that there is
nothing certain but death and that most uncertain when doe make & ordain
this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following (Viad)
Imprimis I give and bequeath my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God that
gave it me doubting nothing but that through the merrits and Intercession
of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ I shall receive it again
at the Last Day with a full pardon of all my Sins my body to the Earth to
be buried in a Christian like manner at the appointment of Executors
hereafter by me named and as for the worldly Goods ---- that it hath
pleased God of his goodness to endow me with all I bestow in manner and
form following Viad.
Item I Give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Burch seventy five acres of
Land it being part of a tract of Land called Bowlings Plains to him & his
heirs for ever.
Item I give and bequeath to my two sons Thomas and John Burch five shilling
sterling a peice.
Item I give to my son Edward Burch one feather Bed & covering I give the
said Goods to my son Edward Burch.
Item I give to my son Jonathan Burch the two tracts of Land the one
Called Lumley & Penrich I give the said Land to my son Jonathan to him
& his heirs for ever.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Katherine Swan five shilling sterling.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Swan five shilling Sterling.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Barbary Allison five shillings
I give and bequeath to my son Justinian Burch five shillings sterling.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Elinor Burch five shillings sterling.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Cade five shillings
I give & bequeath to my well beloved wife Barbary Burch the plantation
whereon I now live with all the Land thereunto belonging dureing her natural
life and after to fall to my son Jonathan and his heirs for Ever.
I Nominate & appoint my well beloved wife Barbara Burch whole & sold
Executrix of this my last Will and Testament Revoking all other Wills or
Wills by me formerly made ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be
my last Will and Testament In Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and seal this 15 day of febry 1726/7.
Signed Sealed & delivered his
In presencd of Olliver O Burch
Geo. Brett mark
Anne O Phillips
At the foot of the aforegoing will was written (viad
May the 27 1729 Then Came George Brett and made Oath on the holy Evangelists
that he saw the above named Oliver Burch sign and seal the above and heard
him publish and declare the same to be his Last Will & Testament and that
at the time of his so doing he was of sound and perfect memory to the best
of his Judgment and that no other person was called at that time as a
wittness or subscribed as such.
Sworn before me S. Hanson D Comry
James Philips being present when the above probate was made declared that
the above will was brought to him some time after it was signed and he and
his wife were desired to subscribe the same as wittnesses which they did
but not in the presence of the Testator nor at his request neither did he
the Said James ever hear him mention anything concerning Said will either
before or after.
Test. S. Hanson D. Comry
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