First and principally
I am to be buried in the burying ground where I now reside at the discretion of my executive and after debts and funeral expenses are paid for.
I devise and bequeath as follows-
I will and bequeath to my black man ISAAC ANDERSON a piece, parcel of land, part of a tract called Stiltzers Deer Park and part of a tract called Marshalls Folly… touches Simon Markey land and part of Marshalls Folly…
I also will and bequeath to ISAAC ANDERSON a horse and mare of his choice of any that may be on the place at my death and 1 cow of his choice, 1 brass mounted burro, his bedstead furniture that he now sleeps on, the bedstead I purchased from John Wiblem and the bed and bedding that is currently? on it and the chest that he now uses…and the pine table that is used in my family.
I further will that said boy he? $200 in money as soon after my death as cash can be collected and as much of my personal property sold and converted into cash.
I further will that said black man ISAAC ANDERSON be freed at my death if not manumitted before by me.
..if Maryland law does not permit such ownership he is to be moved to Pennsylvania and given $600...if he marries a free colored woman - if not it goes to his heirs otherwise to THOMAS TURNER my nephew at Isaac’s death.
2 black children JESSEE and MARTHA ELLEN to be freed at my death or when they reach 22 years and each to be given $50.00.
I further will to brother JOHN B. KIDD and brother WILSON KIDD’S son HENRY all the balance of the land to share provided that HENRY S. KIDD pay his father $100 and JOHN B. KIDD pay each?? black child freedom. /P>
8 day clock to John B Kidd
To Henry, compass made of B. Shnadle? With my plotting instruments.
Money to Henry and Sara, son and daughter of WILSON and CHRISTINA Kidd and to THOMAS TURNER and SARA, son and daughter of ANDREW and LYDIA TURNER
Sister ELIZABETH keep the house and garden in which I now reside for 1 year… Isaac to stay one year.
John B. Kidd signed
Last Will of Testament of HENRY KIDD, 1847 frp, WB 21 page 434
Transcript of the above will was contributed to this website by Kay L Hunt
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