WILL OF ELIZABETH INSLEY
DORCHESTER CO., MARYLAND
MAY 19 , 1759
In the Name of God Amen. I Elizabeth Insley of Dorchester County in the Province of Maryland being in Perfect Mind & Memory and now calling to mind the mortality of my Body & that is appointed once for me to Dye doe make and ordain this to being my last Will and Testament.
Item I give unto my son Andrew Insley my Negro man named Peter and likewise my mare I give unto my son Andrew Insley, The Negro man is to be in the service of my son Volintine till the fall ? and then delivered to me or my Leagates which is my son Andrew Insley
Item I give unto my daughter Alce Todd, my Negro girl named __, findor and three head of sheep I give unto my Daughter Alce Todd and likewise half my Hogs I have this side of Foraham Creek the Home ? and one Iron & Pot Hooks and two puter dishes one bason and two plates and no more of my Estate
Item I give to my grand Daughter Mary Insley the daughter of my daughter Judah Insley, one cow with all hur increase and my feather bed and the furniture and four head of sheep and one iron pot I give to my grand daughter Mary Insley the daughter of my daughter Judah Insley I give the above named Mary one dish & three plates of puter & 1 poringer D & earthen D. and one puter bason and tumbler and no more of my Estate
Item I give unto my old Negro woman Nan one cow for hur support I give unto my Negro Nan
Item I give unto my son Jacob Insley all my Cyder Casks with all the Tubs and Casks of all sorts I give unto my son Jacob Insley and likewise half the hogs I have at home on this side of the creek and one iron port and no more of my Estate.
Item I give unto my two sons Andrew Insley and Joseph Insley all my Hogs that I have over the Upper side of Foraham Creek in number two sows and fourteen pigs to be equally divided between Andrew Insley and Joseph Insley and no more of my Estate.
Item I give to my son Volintine my largest iron pot and hooks I give unto my son Vollintine Insley and no more of my Estate and my two working stears my will is that if I dye before the present crop made that the work stears I gave my son Vollintine Insley shall do the plowing work till the corn is laid by
Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Wingate the sum of two shillings and six pence and no more of my Estate
Item I give unto my daughter Roseanna Woollin the some of two shillings and six pence and no more of my Estate.
Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Rumbley the sum of two shillings and six pence and no more of my Estate.
Item I give unto my daughter Rachel Andrews the sum of two shillings and six pence and no more of my Estate.
Item I give unto my son Francis Insley one young stear a little above three years old I give unto my son Francis Insley and no more of my Estate.
I Elizabeth Insley of the County and Province afforesd doe constitute and ordain and appoint my son Andrew Insley my hole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament Revoking Renouncing and Disannulling all other Will or Wills by me made and this only to remain and stand in full force and virtue given under my hand and seal this nineteenth day of May anno Dom. 1759. Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
Elizabeth Insley (seal)
John Karwin (his mark)
On the 6th day of July Anno Dom. 1759 Robert Scott and Michael Todd two of the subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing Will being duly and solemnly sworn on the holy Evangels of Almighty God did depose and say that they saw the Testatrix Elizabeth Insley Sign the aforegoing 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 apprehension of sound and disposing mind and memory and that they together with John Karwin the other Witness to the said Will subscribed their names respectively thereto in the presence of the Testator and at his request
Certified Sam Auld