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Thomas Horney

Farmer

17th March, 1859 ~ April 5th 1859

Queen Anne's County, Maryland


Will

Liber S.T.H. no.1; Folio 109.

In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Horney Senr of Queen Anns County & State of Maryland being of sound & disposing mind memory & understanding, do make this my last Will & Testament, in manner and form following.

First. I give and devise to my two sons William and Edward the portion of land lying South of the fence now standing & running east & west from the bottom of my garden to the "Collier" lot (and direct such fence shall be the true boundary) to be divided between them equally.

I also give & bequeath to my two sons William & Edward the grain upon the farm or portion of lands subject to the one third part of the present years crop as rent - which rent I desire may go towards paying my debts.

Second. I give & bequeath to my children of my first wife - the remainder of my land (lying on the north side of the before described fence) wishing them to share it equally - that is in value, giving the privilege of purchasing to each one, as the law entitles them - it being too small to divide in land.

Third. I give & bequeath to my two sons William & Edward all the household effects - now in their possession, and in the new house (except a low bedstead with sacking bottom) which bedstead I desire to go into my personal Estate. I also give & bequeath to my two sons William & Edward my horse "Tom".

Fourthly. I will and desire that all other property - personal - shall be sold & go towards paying my just debts & funeral expenses - and the balance over & above to be equally divided between my children by my first wife.

There is an inequality in the division of the lands - but as an act of justice to all, I make this disposition as the money belongs to my last wife purchased the property now left to her children. I will desire that the proceeds arising from the sale of my lands in Talbot County shall be divided equally between all my children.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this seventeenth day of March in the year eighteen hundred & fifty nine.

Thomas (his X mark) Horney (Seal)

Signed, sealed, published & declared by Thomas Horney Senr the above named testator as & for his last Will & Testament in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Thomas J. C. Cowley
Nicholas Kirby
John D. Kirby
Wm A. G. Hobbs



Queen Anns County April 5th 1859
Then came Thomas J.C. Crowley adm. C.T.A. and made oath on the holy Evangels of almighty God, that the foregoing Instrument of Writing is the true & whole last will & Testament of Thomas Horney late of said County deceased, that came to his hands & possession & that he knows of no other.

R. Goldsborough
Regstr Wills
for Queen Anns County

Queen Anns County April 5th 1859
Then came T.J.C. Crowley, W.A. G. Hobbs & Nicholas Kirby three of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will & made oath on the holy Evangels of almighty God that they did see Thomas Horney the within testator make his mark to the foregoing will, that they heard him publish, pronounce & declare the same to be his last will & Testament, that at the time of his so doing, he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound & disposing mind, memory & understanding & that they subscribed their respective names & saw Jno D. Kirby sign his name, as witness to the said Will in the Presence of each other & in the presence of the Testator & at his request.

R. Goldsborough
Regstr Wills
for Queen Anns County

We Thomas Horney, John Horney, Peter Horney, James Horney, Noah Horney, William Horney, Edward Horney, Martha Smith, Nancy Evans children of Thomas Horney late of Queen Anns County deceased, do hereby refuse to administrator on the Estate of said deceased and do therefore renounce all right & title & claim to said administration, desiring at the same time that letters of administration may be granted to Thomas J.C. Crowley of the County aforesaid as witness our hands & seals this 1st day of April 1859.

Thomas (his X mark) Horney (Seal)
John (his X mark) Horney (Seal)
James (his X mark) Horney (Seal)
Noah (his X mark) Horney (Seal)
William Horney (Seal)
Edward Horney (Seal)
Martha (her X mark) Smith (Seal)
Nancy (her X mark) Evans (Seal)

Witness
John K. Murphy?



Thomas Horney
Farmer
Queen Anne's County, Maryland
17th March, 1859 ~ will written
1st April, 1859 ~ will renounced by children
5th April, 1859 ~ will proved
Will
Liber S.T.H. no.1; Folio 109.


Transcribed 2002 by D i a n a "D e e" H o r n e y - G a b l e r
4th great granddaughter of Thomas Horney and his first wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" Sewell
At The Liberty Building, Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland



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