WILL OF JOHN THOMPSON: In the name of God Amen, I John Thompson of Charles County in the prov ince of Maryland being in perfsct health of body and sound mind and memory for which I prais e God do make my Last Will and Testament as follows.... I commend my soul into the hands of G od Almighty trusting that through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ his dear son and m y only savior that he will recieve me into his heavenly kingdom and my body to the earth to b e decently intered at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and with what worldly go ods it has pleased God to endow me I leave as followeth VIZ: INPRIMIS I give and bequeath t o my son Thomas and son William all that tract of land at Pitscataway on which they now liv e to be equally divided betwixt them to them and their heirs forever... ITEM I give to my so n John one hundred acres of the plantation I now dwell on about the house he now lives in an d to his heirs forever and to my said son John I bequeath my negro woman and the remainder o f my dweeling plantation with my dwelling house I give and bequeath to my daughter Winifred d uring her natural life and after her decease I bequeath the said land to my grandson Joseph s on of my son William to him and his heirs forever and to my Daughter Winifred I bequeath on e negroe which she pleases to choose and one feather bed and furniture and to my daughters An n, Magdalen, and Susanna I bequeath the other negro and one feather bed and furniture to eac h of the said three girls and if the negro my daughter Winifred shall choose outlives my sai d daughter then my will is that the said negro be equally divided betwixt my other three daug hters Ann. Magdalen, and Susanna and the rest of the remainder of my estate my will is that i t be equally divided amongst all my children and I do hereby nominate make and appoint my dea r sons Thomas and William to be joint executors of this my Last Will and Testament who I do h ereby will and desire that they will take good care of their sister Winifred and that my so n William will live on the plantation with her.
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