The Will of Mary Donas, Widow of George Parker, Sr. and Arthur Donas - Transcribed by Frank V. Walczyk

December the second day anno domini 1725, In the name of God Amen, I Mary Donas of Somerset County and in the Province of Maryland am sick and weak in body but in sound and perfect memory praised be almighty God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth and being desireus to settle things in order do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following first and principally I commend my soul to Almighty God that gave it to me and my body unto the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decient and Christian like manner as my exec'r hereafter named shall think convenient and as touching my worldly estate my will and meaning is that the same be employed and bestowed as followeth and further I do revolk and make void all other wills by me formerly made either by words or writing and I do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament, Imprimus I give and bequeath unto my daughter Abgaull Lathbery all my wearing apparell that is made and what is unmade and one pair of sheets and all my pewter and after her decease the pewter to be equeally divided between her two daughters Abgaull ans Casiah and also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Abgaull Laithbery nine head of cattle now at Rumley Marsh and one brook gray horse and one young mare and one gown and petticoat lined throughout with black silk which now is at or in the costa of John Frances to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my two grand daughters Abbigaiell, Casiah Laithbery each of them one iron pot, one at Daniell Sturges and the other at Wm. Hostens to them and their heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Abbigaill one feather bed bolster, two blankets, one rug to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my son George Parker all my right one Negro man called,"Tom" now in his possesion and one mare and horse colt to him and his heirs forever and seven bushells of corn I give unto the Negro man Tom which is at Wm. Mileses. Item I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law John Larthbery six bushells of corn or ten head of sheep which my son George Parker is indebted unto me and likewise two sides of leather and one skin which is at William Miles. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Amey Hutson one pair of woostead comes. I leave my son-in-law John Larthbery my whole and sole exec'r of this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal and acknowledged in the presents of Raise Cleark, Mary Bushap, John Holland

Mary Donas


September the 3rd 1733 came Raise Clark and Mary Bushap subserving evidences to the above will and made oath upon the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they saw the testament Mary Donas signed and sealed and heard her pronounce and declare the above instrument of writing as her last will and testament that at the time of doing she was to the best of their understanding and apprehention of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and that they the aforesaid Raise Clark and Mary Bushap subscribed tis will and further decleared they saw the other evidence John Holland sign at the same time all in presents and at the request of the testator Mary Donas. Sworn before Nehemiah King Deputy Commissioner of Somerset County.

Recorded in Liber C C No. 5 Folio 790 per John Gibson

Recorded in Liber E B No. 9 Folio 155

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