Will of Hannah Robinson Hendon


Widow of Josias Hendon

In the name of God, Amen, I, Hannah Hendon, Administratrix and relect of Josias Hendon, Late of Baltimore County in the forks of Gunpowder, decesed being Sick in Body but of Sound and Perfect Senses, thanks be to God, do dispose, Bequeath and settle my Real and Personal Estate, where with God have blessed in manor order and form as follows: IMP's I will and bequeath my Soul to Almighty God who gave me the same and my body to the earth to be buried in a Decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executor. Item. I will and bequeath my one bay three year old Mare called Fancy to my beloved daughter Hannah. Item. I will and bequeath unto my beloved Son William Hendon one Shilling Sterling as also my beloved Son Josias one Shilling Sterling. Also to my above named daughter Elizabeth one Shilling Sterling and also to my beloved daughter Hannah one Shilling Sterling. Item. I will and bequeath unto my beloved son Isham Hendon all my Right, Title and Interest of the Plantation Tenaments and Improvements thereunto belonging wheron I now dwell containing One hundred Acres as also my stock, house furniture or moveables now in my possession. Item. I constitute, nominate and appoint my trusty and well beloved son, said Isham Hendon, my Executor in this my last Will and Testament disanulling Revoking and making void all other Wills and Testaments Ever
made before by me in my lifetime.

Witness my hand and seal this the 29TH day of January 1748 and in the 44TH year of my age.

                                                                                (signed) Hannah Hendon ( her x )

Signed, acknowledged and perfected in the presence of us,

(signed) Charles Baker
(signed) Darbt Hernly
(signed) Sarah Henley                      March 8, 1748

Then came Darby Hernle and Charles Baker, two of the Subscribing Witnesses to the Annexed Will and made oath on the holy Evanglist that they saw the Testator, Hannah Hendon, sign the said will and heard her publish and declare the same to be her last Will and Testament that at the time of her so doing she was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind and memory that they subscribed their names as Witnesses to the said Will and saw the other witness thereunto in the presence of the Testator and at her request.

                                                                                      Before W. Young
D.C. 'Y B.?C.
                                                                                     (District Clerk..Baltimore County)