WILL OF RICHARD HENDON
25 Day of April in the year of our Lord God Anno Dony One thousand Seven
hundred and sixty eight.
Baltimore County, Maryland
In the name of God Amen. I Richard Hendon of Baltimore County and province
of Maryland, planter, being sick and weak of body but of sound mind memory
and understanding do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in
manner and form following to wit.
Firstly, I give and recommend my soul to almighty God that give it me of
my body I recommended to the earth in a desssent Christian manner by my
Executors. Now in this life I demise & dispose of in the following manner
Secondly, I give to my loving Wife Sarah Hendon fife pounds current money
of Maryland to be seaved off of my estate then to have an equell part of
the perseneable estate and to gow equally with my children.
Item 3 - I give and bequeath to my well beloved sons Hennery Hendon &
Richard a tract or parsell of land where I know live with all the opperteanences
and improvements the are unto belounging, My will and desire is such
that the manner peart. I give and bequeath unto my youngest suen Hennery
Handon all that land that shall found on the Maner side of running through
the plantation commonly called the grate run then crossing the said run under
the fut of the hill to Richard Spring also a point of land lying conveannent
in the fork of the two said runs conveannet for enclowsing his said land
not encluding or teakeing than half an acres then the remeaner of said land
to the right of my elder son Richard Hendon with all and every of the opperteaneance
& improvements thearebe. Lounging (?), I give & bequeath them and
there Ears lawfully begotten for ever a tract or parsell of land for one
hundred acres peart of a tract of land called Averella Garden now called
Hendons Hope__ Item I likewise constitute meake and ordain them my holey
and soley Executors of this my last will and Testament – they & each
of them the said Hennery & Richard Hendon . I also leave the rest of
my personal estate consist in what ever it will to be equeally devided and
each of them to give (??).
Item 4 - I give & bequeath to my daughter Sylvia Hendon one shilling
sterling and no more of my real estate.
Item 5 - I give & bequeath to my two grandchildren, son and daughter
of my son Joseph Hendon, Benjamin and Dinah, each of them one shilling sterling
appease and no more of my estate in no wise what ever.
To John Rite goods & chattle to the amount of 6.00 pounds
To Richard Hendon Goods & Chattle to the amount of 5.00 pounds
Hereby revoking all former Will & Wills by me heretofore made in witness
wheareof. I have here unto set my hand and Seal being as my last Will and
Testament in the presents of us.
Henry Ben. Darnell
Richard X Hendon
On the back of the foregoing Will was thus written. Viz __
June 6th 1768 Came George Councilman and George Crudginton two of the subscribing
witnesses to the within Will and being dully and solemnly sworn on the Holy
Evangels of Almighty God depose and say that they saw the Testator Richard
Hendon Sign Seal Pronounce and Declare the same to be his Last Will and
Testament by making his mark at the time of his so doing he was to the best
of their apprehension of Sound and Disposing mind and memory that they Subscribed
their Respictive names as witnesses to the said Will and that they saw the
other two witnesses – Henry Bennet Darnall and William Greenfield sign their
names as witnesses to the said Will in the presence of the Testator and at
his request. Sworn to before W.
Young (?) Balt. County