Will of William Lord
Somerset Co., Maryland
January 09, 1788
In the Name of God Amen, I William Lord being very sick and low but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hand of Almighty God and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of them it may concern nothing doutting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as for touching such worldly Estate where it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life, I give and bequeath and dispose of the same in the manner and form following.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Betsey Ackworth daughter of Mary Ackworth my dwelling plantation and all the priviledges thereto belonging and all the rest of my moveable estate that I posses to her and her heirs forever.
And lastly I appoint John Roberson son of James hole executor of this my last Will and Testament whereof I have set hand fixed my seal this ninth day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight.
William Lord (seal)
James Dean Bradley
Charles Badley (his mark)
Mary Ackworth (her mark)
January the 28th day 1788 Then came John Roberson of James and made oath upon the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the with Instrument of Writing is the true and whole last Will and Testament of William Lord late of Somerset County deceased that hath come to his hands or possession and that he doth not know of any other.