Will of Mary Robertson
Somerset Co., Maryland
December 25, 1786
In the Name of God Amen I Mary Robertson in the County of Somerset and State of Maryland - being low in Body but perfect in mind and memory and calling to mind and duly considering the uncertainty of human life do make this my last Will and Testament First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of my blessed Maker trusting in his mercies and in the merits of my dear Redeemer for the remission of all sins my body. I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, as to my temporal estate I bequeath and dispose of it the following manner
First I give and bequeath unto my grandson James Dean Badley one horse called Toping one cow and calf and half my sheep one warming pan, one feather bed and furniture and desk belonging formerly to the deceased Mary my Daughter one chest with lock and key.
I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved daughter Ann Badley all my wearing clothes one bed and furniture during her life and at her decease to her daughter Mary Hacker Badley
I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Betty Dean Badley one Brass Kittle.
I give and bequeath to my Well beloved son John Robertson one case of Bottles one Oval Table one large pot.
I give and bequeath to my Beloved son James Robertson one good bed Quilt and blanket and prayer Book.
All my pewter and all the rest of my things to be equally divided between James Dean Badley, John and James Robertson and Ann Badley for them and their heirs forever and if the said James Dean Badley should die under the age of Twenty one the things to be equally divided between John and James Robertson and Ann Badley but if he survives to that age that is mentioned with his equal part for him and his heirs forever.
I do hereby nominate and appoint there above mentioned my Executors requiring them to pay all my just debts with all convenient speed after my decease and I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament signed sealed at the bottom with my own hand.
Mary Robertson (her mark) (seal)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Robertson to be her last Will and Testament in presence of us
May the 26th 1788 Then came James Dean Badley and made oath upon the holy Evangels of Almighty God that the within Instrument of Writing is the true and whole last Will and Testament of Mary Robertson late of Somerset County deceased that hath come to his hands or possession and that he doth not know of any other
May the 26th 1788 Then came Bridget Ingram and made oath upon the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that she was present at the time when Angelow Huffington and William Lord now deceased the subscribing Witnesses to the within last Will and Testament of Mary Roberson late of Somerset County deceased and did see them subscribe their names respectively as Witnesses to the same in the presence and at the request of the Testatrix