Will of Elizabeth Taylor
Somerset Co., Maryland
June 08, 1786
State of Maryland Somerset County, In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Taylor of the County & State aforesaid this 8th day of June Anno dom 1786 being of perfect Sense & memory do make this my last Will & Testament disannuling all others made by me either by Word or writing & therefore recommend my Soul to Almighty God that gave it & my body to the Earth from which was taken to be buried in a decent manner as my Executor shall think fit & for the settling of such Worldly Goods as God hath pleased to bestow on me I leave in manner form following that is to say,
Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son John Taylor one Feather Bed and furniture bedsted & all there to belonging to him and his heirs for Ever.
Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Mary Gardner and my brother George Twilley all the remaining part of my Estate to be equally divided between them & theirs but in case my daughter Mary Gardner should decease without lawful Heir it is to be the property of my brother George Twilley and his heirs for Ever to which I leave my brother George Twilley Executor of this my last Will & Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal affixed the day and year above mentioned.
Elizabeth Taylor (seal)
Signed Sealed & Acknowledged in the presence of usArthur Dashiell
September the 11th day 1786 Then came George Twilley and made oath upon the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the within instrument of Writing is the true and whole last Will & Testament of Elizabeth Taylor late of Somerset County deceased that hath come his hands or possession and that he doth not know of any other.
Before Esme Bayly