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Will of Major William Boarman

 

In the Name of God Amen W'IILIAM BOARMAN of Charles County the province of Maryland being of perfect mind and memorie do make & appoint this my last will & Testament as follows -- Imprimis, I bequeath my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits Death and passion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to attaine eternal Salvation and my body to the earth to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executrix hereafter mentioned --

 

2ndly To the intent that my son may be remembered after I depart this life at the most holy Sacrifice of the altar, I give unto the Church one Thousand pounds of Tobacco and unto the poore belonging to the said Church one Thousand pounds of Tobacco to be paid at the time of my Death --

 

3dly I give and bequeath unto my deare & loveing wife Mary Boatman three Mares namely Robt.  Charles & Ellinor & fifty pounds sterling, due to me by bond from Ephraim leverton of North Carolina to be paid in pitch and Tarr my said wife at Receipt of said money to pay unto my Daughter CLARE BOARMAN ten pounds Sterling Money of England I also give unto my said wife half that Tract or parcel of land whereon my now dwelling plantation Called Boarmans Rest during her natural life and I give unto my said wife a good feather bed with other furniture for a Roome --

 

4thly I give and bequeath unto my loving son BENEDICT BOARMAN my now Dwelling plantation Called Boarmans Rest with all the Land thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever provided airways that my said Son and his heirs do keep and preserve in good order and repair forever the Chappell that is now Standing on my Dwelling plantation and in Case of any neglect of the said Chappell as aforesaid by my said Son or his heirs as aforesaid that yearly said land given as aforesaid to fall and descend

to the next surviving heir.  I also give unto my said Son two slaves namely Thomas & Mary to him & his heirs forever --

 

5thly I give unto my loving Son JOHN BAPTIST BOARMAN one Tract of Land

called Lanterinan to him and his heirs forever I also give unto my said Son one slave namely Catherine & her increase and all the rents that shall become due from Mr. Edward Benson liveing on the aforesaid land -

 

6thly I give unto my loveing son FRANCIS IGNANUS one tract of Land that was formerly in possession of Mr. Robert Green it being part of St. George's Rest to him and his heirs forever and I give unto my said Son two slaves namely Ann and Margaret with all their increase --

 

7thly I give unto my loving Daughter MARY BOARMAN two slaves namely Sarah and Henry with all her increase to her and her heirs

 

8thly I give and bequeath unto my loving Daughter CLARE two slaves namely Jane & Susannah with all their increase to her and her heirs & --

 

9thly I give and bequeath a Certain Tract of land whereon Joseph Gardiner now Dwelleth and whereon my negro Quarter is it being part of the mannor of about four hundred acres to be Equally divided between my two daughters MARY & CLARE BOARMAN to them and their heirs forever --

 

10thly I desire that five hundred acres of Land be taken up by my Executrix at the Charge of my estate and Given to my Daughter ANN BROOKES to her and her heirs forever --

 

11thly I desire that all my stock of hoggs & Cattle may be equally divided among my wife & my two Sons FRANCIS IGNATIUS and JOHN BAPTIST BOARMAN

 

12thly It is my desire that all the rest of Goods be equally Divided amongst my three Sons aforesaid and my wife

 

13thly In case my Son JOHN BAPTIST should die before he arrives to the age of twenty and one years or without lawful issue that then what land is by me given to my said son is my desire should fall and descend to my Son FRANCIS IGNANUS to him & his heirs forever and in Case my son FRANCIS IGNANUS should dye as aforesaid my desire is that which land by me given to my said Son do fall and descend to my son JOHN BAPTIST to him & his heirs forever & in Case both my said Sons should dye as aforesaid my desire is that what land is by me given to my said two sons aforesaid do fall and descend to my son BENEDICT to him and his heirs forever and in case my son BENEDICT should dye as aforesaid my desire is that what land is by me given to my said son do fall and descend to my two sons JOHN BAPTIST and FRANCIS IGNATIUS to be equally divided between my said two sons to them and their heirs forever--

 

14thly It is my desire that my sons be of age to inherit what is thence given and bequeathed at the age of eighteen years but not to buy or sell without the advice and Consent of my Good friends Mr. Benjamin Hall and Mr. Raphael Neale till twenty one years -- Lastly I do hereby make and appoint my dear and Loveing wife Mary Boatman my whole and Sole Executrix and Administratrix of this my last will & testament and desire her to see the same Executed and performed according to the true intent and meaning thereof and I do hereby nominate and appoint my loving son BENEDICT BOARMAN and my trust friends Mr. Benjamin Hall and Mr. Raphael Neale overseers or special friends in trust desiring them to assist my wife in the execution and performance of this my Last will & testament as Witness my hand and sea] this sixteenth day of May anno Domini One Thousand seven hundred and eight.

 

The said WILLIAM BOARMAN Declared this to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us Joseph Pile, John Mathew and John Mudd. (The will was signed WILLIAM BOARMAN.)

 

Annexed to the foregoing will was the following probate & Codicil to wit: At Port Tobacco in Chandler Town June the 17th 1709 There came Joseph Pile and John Mathew and made oath upon the holy Evangelist that this will in writing was in their sight presents signed sealed and Delivered by WILLIAM BOARMAN SENR in his life time and was in their hearing by the said BOARMAN published pronounced and Declared to be his last Will and Testament and also the said Joseph Pile and John Mathew doe further Testify and declare upon oath as aforesaid that John Mudd was then present and did sign as an Evidence to the name. (This was sworn before the deputy commissioner Joseph Manning.)

 

 

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