WILL OF ANDREW INSLEY JR.
DORCHESTER CO., MARYLAND
MAY 03 , 1774
In the name of God Amen I Andrew Insley, Junr. of Dorchester County in the province of Maryland being sick and weak of Body but of perfect mind & memory and calling to mind the Mortality of my Body, do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following towit
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Solomon Insley part of my Land beginning at a locust post marked with two notches on two sides starting by the side of a Ditch and from thence running South Sixty degrees East down to the lower End of my land upon that course and all my Land that lies to the south & the westward side of the aforesaid line I give unto my son Solomon his Heirs and assigns likewise another small Tract of land lying in the Marsh called Insley's Venture I give unto my son Solomon Insley his Heirs or assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Gabriel Insley all the Residue and Remainder of my lands (that is not already given to Solomon) I give unto my son Gabriel his Heirs and assigns forever.
Though if either of my two sons Gabriel or Solomon should die without issue or both of them then the above land or lands shall be equally divided between my two sons David Insley & Job Insley or their Heirs.
Item I give unto my son David Insley ten pounds current money of Maryland as a legacy
Item I give unto my son Job Insley ten pounds current money of Maryland as a legacy
Item my will and desire is further that my son David Insley shall have reasonable Learning and bound to a proper workman when he is sixteen years of Age either Joyner, black smith or Taler which my Executor shall chuse & in case my Executor shall neglect to do as aforesaid then my son David to have fifty Acres of Land the lower end to be taken out of Gabriel's part of the land.
Last of all I do constitute and appoint my son Gabriel Insley whole and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament Revoking and disannulling all other Wills before this made by me and this only to Stand and remain in full force and Virtue in Law Given under my hand and seal this 3rd of May 1774.
Andrew Insley (seal)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us
Joseph Insley (his mark)
Annexed to the aforegoing Will was thus written
Dorchester County , On the 15th day of January anno Domini 1776 Gabriel Insley the appointed Executor in the aforegoing Will made oath on Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing is the true and whole Will and Testament of Andrew Insley late of Dorchester County deceased that hath come to his Hands or prossession and that he doth not know of any other
Certified Jno. Goldsborough
Dorchester County, On the 15th day of January anno Domini 1776 Benjamin Todd and James Todd two of the subscribing Witnesses to the aforegoing Will made oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the Testator Andrew Insley sign & Seal the aforegoing Will, and heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament; that at the time of his so doing, he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding; and that they together with Joseph Insley the other Witness, respectively Subscribed their names as Witnesses to the said Will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other
Certified Jno. Goldsborough