Last Will and testament of THOMAS BARTON of Baltimore county
dated 6 January 1730, proved 18 May 1730


In the name of God Amen the sixth day of January in the year of our Lord 1730. I Thomas Barton of Baltimore County in the Province of Maryland, Planter, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do make & ordain this my last will & testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the Hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly to state wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise & dispose of the same in the following manner & form.

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Abigal my dearly beloved wife one hundred acres of land for her life and at her decease to equally divided between Thomas Barton and John Barton and fifty more I give to my Son James Barton joyning upon John Norris I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Barton one feather bed and likewise to Ann Barton to be delivered at the day of Marriage and like each on them one Cow and Calf. I do hereby utterly revoke and disannull all other former testaments wills legacies bequests & executors by me in any ways before this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have herunto set my hand & seal the day and year above written.

John Norris Thomas Barton (seal)
(his mark)
Peter Carroll

On the aforegoing will was the following endorsement, Viz..
Prerogative Office 22 April 1730
Ordered by his Honour the Commissary General that the Depty Comm of Baltimore County take the probate of the within will by the evidences thereto subscribed in such manner as said evidences will depose to avail so far as in Law and Right it ought.
Test John Gibson Regt

And on the back of the aforegoing will was thus written Balt Coty May 22, 1730 came John Norris one of the subscribing evidences to the within will and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that the testator Thomas Barton desired him to sign the said will as an evidence but did not see the said testator sign seal nor deliver it as his act and deed. Sworn to before:
Tho Sheredine, D. Com. Balt. Co.

May 22, 1730

Balt Coty. came Peter Carroll the other subscribing evidence to within will and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that the testator Thomas Barton desired him to sign the said will as an evidence but did not see the said testator sign seal nor deliver it as his act and deed. Sworn before:
Tho Sheredine, D. Com. Balt. Co.

This Will transcript was contributed to the USGenWeb/MDGenWeb by Rob Barton


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