I, Mary Marshall of Baltimore County in the province of Maryland, widow although weak in Body yet being in perfect mind and memory, Do make this my last will and testament and hereby revoking all other will or wills heretofore by me made.
Imp. I give and devise unto my granddaughter Susannah Hall daughter of my Son in law John Hall all and singular my Lands Tenements and Real Estate whatsoever in Possession Reversion or Remainder[?], To have and to hold all my Lands, Tenements and Real Estate as aforesaid unto the said Susannah and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten. And in case my granddaughter Susannah shall die not leaving Heirs of her Body as aforesaid or of failure of lawfull [heirs] from the lawfull Descendants of the said Susannah then and in every such case I give and Devise all my Lands and Tenements unto my Son in law John Hall [for] his natural life.
2ndly I give and devise unto my Son in Law John Hall of Baltimore County the following negro slaves Viz: Santoo, Aboo, young Sarah, and her two children called and known by the name of Nodd and Emanuel and Margarett and one best[?] Bed and furniture to him the said John Hall his Heirs and Assigns forever.
3rdly I give and bequeath unto the Son of my nephew George Rosbury called and known by the name of George Goldsmith Rosbury one Negro Girl named Wann daughter of a negro woman called Sarah and my three years old Mare.
4thly I give and bequeath unto Aquila Hall son of Aquila Hall deceased one good bed, Boulster, two pillows one good Rugg, and two pair sheets.
5thly I give and bequeath unto Martha Garretson wife of George Garretson all my wearing apparel.
6thly I give and bequeath unto the said Susannah Hall my GrandDaughter aforesaid and (after my Debts Legacy's funeral and other Charges first) when she shall attain to the Age of sixteen years or when she shall Marry which shall first happen all the residue of my Personal Estate, but in case the said Susannah shall Die unmarried or before she attains to the age of Sixteen Years then of such her death I give and bequeath my personal Estate to be equally divided between my Son in Law John Hall, his brother Aquila Hall, George Rosbury and Martha Garretson wife of George Garretson to them their heirs and assigns for Ever. And, lastly, I constitute and Appoint my Son in Law John Hall to be my whole and Sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament, revoking, Renouncing, making void and null all other will or wills Testament or testaments heretofore made or done. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third Day of December Ano Domini 1745.
Signed Sealed and Delivered In presence of us
Baltimore County, April 8, 1749, then comes Joseph Bailey, William Craig and John Kemp, three of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will and being sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God declare that they saw the testaator Mary Marshall sign the said will and heard her publish and declare the same to be her last Will and Testament that at the time of her sodoing she was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind and memory and that they Subscribed their respective names as witnesses to the said will in her presence and at her Request.
William Young, Dep. Commissary Baltimore County
Source: Baltimore County Wills 1, i; (MSA: CR72240, liber 1, folio 365)
The transcript of this will contributred to the MdGenWeb Project by: Cheryl Kemp Perkins
Return to the Wills Index Page