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WILLIAM BOARMAN wrote his will on 4/5/1720 and it was probated in Charles County on 5/23/1720. His will reads as follows (spelling original):
I WILLIAM BOARMAN of Charles County in the province of Maryland being in perfect health and memory do constitute and ordain and appoint this my lasf will and testament
Imp-- I bequeath my soul to God that made me Hoping to obtain mercy at his hands my body to the earth to be decently buried at the charge of my estate and at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named.
Item I give to my Son WILLIAM BOARMAN all the land lying between the two grate branches which is from the hors Run called down to Mr. Thomas Jameson great Run that his mill stand on with the Swamp line and head line only reserving for my Loving wife Mary Boarman my dwelling plantation I now live on and what land --- shall have occasion for to make her crops and working her servants during life then to return to my son WILLIAM and his heirs for ever
Item - I give to my son JOSEPH BOARMAN all that parcel of land lying between my son in law Marsham Warran Lyne and ye Lyne of my son Joshua Guibert with the head Lyne and Swamp Lyne to him and his heirs forever also I Give my son JOSEPH one negro boy named Ignatius one young horse and one mare three cows and three heifers, six ewes and six sows one feather bed and furniture
Item To Give my son THOMAS JAMES BOARMAN all that parcel of land beginning at the fork of ye Run & running with ye run to ye out line of ye mannor and with my son in law Marsham Warrans Lyne all within these bonds to him & heirs forever also one negro boy called Chum also one young horse and mare three cows and heifers six ewes & six sows one bed and furniture
Item I give to my daughter SARAH BOARMAN one feather bed and furniture & curtains and two pair of sheets one table cloth and six napkins of Huckaback one pewter casson two dishes six plates & two silver spoons one looking Glass of ten shillings price one young negro woman called Pegge and all her increase one horse and one young mare three cows and three heifers six ewes and six sows & twenty pounds sterling money of England to be paid when Received further it is my will that if my daughter SARAH never marries but lives a singall life she shall have the orchard where bettey Prockter lives and sixty ackers of Land joyning to the said orchard for her life but if she should marry then this to be void.
Item I give to my Daughter JANE BOARMAN one negro Girl called Henrietta and thirty pounds sterling money of England of the money in Capt. Thomas Tumer's hands one feather bed and furniture three cows and three heifers six ewes and six sows one young horse and one mare also it is my will that in case my daughter never marries but lives singall that then she has sixty ackers of land in her brother JOSEPH's track where she has most mind to have it for her life butt if she marries then this to be void
Item I give unto my daughter MARY BOARMAN one negro girt named Beck and forty pounds sterling of England one feather bed and furniture three cows three heifers six ewes and six sows one young horse and one mare Further it is my will if my daughter should live a single life that she shall have sixty acres of land in her brother THOMAS JAMES track where she has most mind to have it for her life but if she marries this to be void
Item Lastly it my will that all that parcell of Land that lys between my son in law Josiah Guibert & Joseph great Run be equally divided between my two sons JOSEPH BOARMAN & THOMAS JAMES BOARMAN the uper part with the plantation that now John Glas lives on to be my son JOSEPH BOARMAN and the Lower part next the swamp for my son THOMAS JAMES BOARMAN & their heirs forever
Further it my will that my two son be of age at eighteen but in case that either of my sons should dye before they come to age JOSEPH BOARMAN & THOMAS JAMES BOARMAN that then the Survivor shall have all the land but in case they both should dye and without issue lawfully begotten that then my will is their lands may be equally divided between my three daughters SARAH, JANE, and MARY Also I appoint my son WILLIAM BOARMAN to see that all things is performed in full as my will expresses and be assistant to his mother and his brothers and sisters in their affairs, likewise I leave my son WILLIAM my best suit of close
Lastly I give all ye residue of my personall estate to my Loving Wife Mary Boatman whom I appoint constitute and ordain to be my whole and sole Executrix of this my Last will and testament, Revoking and making null and void all other wills and testaments In confirmation of the same I have here underneath sett my hand and seall the eight of April one thousand seven hundred & twenty. (He signed his name WILLLAM BOARMAN, SR.).
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