Will of John Riggin
Worcester Co., Maryland
Dec. 24, 1810
In the name of God Amen. John Riggin Senr. of Worcester County in the State of Maryland being sick and weakly in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life and the time thereof and being desirous of settling my Worldly Affairs and thereby be the Better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me home Do therefore make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit. That is to say. First and principally I commit my Soul into the hand of God almighty and my body to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my heirs hereinafter named and after all my Just Debts and funeral expenses are paid – I devise and bequeath as follows
I give and bequeath unto my son Louden Riggin all my lands laying and being in Worcester County his heirs and assigns forever and the said Louden paying Isaac Pusey whatever sum that may appear justly due from me to him.
Item - I give and bequeath unto my grandson Killin Riggin all my personal and moveable property.
Item - I give and bequeath unto my step son Parker Pusey one Shilling Sterling.
Item - I give and bequeath unto my step son Lazarus Madux one Shilling Sterling.
Item - I give and bequeath unto my son John Riggin one Shilling Sterling.
Item - I give and bequeath unto my son Hambelton Riggin one Shilling Sterling.
And lastly I will and direct that all my lands laying and being in Somerset County shall be sold – by Louden Riggin my son and Pierce Riggin whom I do hereby constitute and Appoint to be the soul Executors of this my last will Testament Revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made in ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty fourth day of December eighteen hundred and ten.
John Riggin (his mark) (seal)
In witness of:
John F. Atkinson