Will of George Anstott


In the name of God, Amen.  I, George Anstott of Pipe Creek Hundred in 
Frederick County in the state of Maryland; Yeomen, being very sick and 
weake in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God 
and calling into mind the mortality of my body to make and ordain this 
my last Will and Testament in the manner following:

I recommmend my soul unto the hand of Almighty God that give it and my 
body I reccoment to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian 
burial at the discretion of my Executors and as such worldly estate 
wherewith hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give, devise and 
dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First, it is my will and pleasure that all my Estate both  real and 
personal be sold by way of public due (accepting what shall be 
mentioned hereafter)  and the money thence arising to be divided 
equally amongst my children except my son, Henry who is to have forty 
pounds more than any of the others and the mare I gave him last year.

Secondly, it is my will and pleasure that there be the sum of twelve 
pounds deducted from my daughter, Anna Marie, off of her portion 
because I gave her to the nature of the sum in on thing or other, and 
I would have it on an equality between them a near as may be.

Thirdly, it is my will and pleasure that my daughter, Margaret do 
receive and get a spotted cow and likewise a spotted heifer, my bed 
and bedstead, and two iron pots which articles I do value at twelve 
pounds and the said sum of twelve pounds is to be deducted off of her 
Dowry.  And as to my sons, John, George and Nicholas and my daughter 
Madgalena, they are to have an equal share with each other and with 
the rest, excepting what is above mentioned.

Lastly, I do constitute, make and ordain my son, Henry and my beloved 
friend, Michael Gibler the sole Executors of this my last Will and 
Testament.  In Witness thereof, I have thereunto set my Hand and Seal 
this fourteenth day of September in the year of our Lord, one Thousand 
seven hundred and seventy eight.

uu (signed)  John Thrushover

Michael Clapsaddle
Henry Crebbs (X)  - his mark

Frederick County, October 5th, 1778

Then came Henry Anstott and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty 
God that the within Instrument of writing is the whole Will and 
Testament of George Anstott, late of Fredericks County.  Deceased,  
that hath come to his hands or posession and that they doth not know 
of any other.  

(Signed)  George Murdock, Reg.

Frederick County, October 5th, 1778

Then came John Thrushover, Michael Clapsaddle and Henry Cribbs the 
three subscribing witnesses to the within Will and Testament of George 

(Signed)  George Murdock, Reg.

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