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Thomas Horney

Will

1912 ~ 1929

Queen Anne's County, Maryland

Thomas Horney
Queen Anne's County
Will
Dated September 5, 1912
Probate Feb 5, 1929
Liber WTB No. 3
Folios 179 - 181

Witnesses: William L. Holton, John Fletcher Rolph
Testator: William T. Bishop
Next of Kin: Lillian B. Horney (wife), Mary Horney (sister.)
Executors: Lillian B. Horney (wife) and Thomas J. Keating.
Source: Maryland State Archives
MD State Archives Roll: CR 58.
Liber WTB No. 3 Folios 179 - 181

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THOMAS W. HORNEY

I, Thomas W. Horney, of Queen Anne's County, State of Maryland, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, in manner following, that is to say:

Item 1: I do will and direct the payment of all my just debts (other than the mortgages upon my real estate), first, from my personal estate and, if that is insufficient, then,

I do will and direct the sale of the real estate which was my home before I removed to the "Bryan" or "Willow Grove Farm" for the purpose of the payment of my floating indebtedness; the sale to be made by my executors herein-after named upon such terms as the Orphans' Court for Queen Anne's County shall direct.

Item 2: All the rest, residue and remainder of my property and estate real, personal and mixed, and whatsoever situate, I do give, devise and bequeath unto my dear wife, Lillian B. Horney, subject, however, to a charge thereon of two hundred dollars ($200.00), which said sum of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00), I do will and direct shall be paid to my sister, Mary H. Horney, of she shall survive me, within eighteen months after my death, and when said sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00), shall remain as a lien and charge upon the residue of my estate until paid.

Item 3: I do hereby revoke all other Wills and codicils heretofore made by me and do hereby constitute and appoint my dear wife, Lillian B. Horney, and my friend, Thomas J. Keating, to be the executors of this my last Will and Testament.

Witness my hand and seal this 5th day of September, in the year nineteen hundred and twelve.
Thomas W. Horney
(SEAL)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Testator, Thomas W. Horney, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Wm. L. Holton
John Fletcher Rolph

STATE OF MARYLAND, QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY, TO WIT:
On the 29th day of January, 1929, came Lillian B. Horney, Custodian of the within and aforegoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will an Testament of Thomas W. Horney late of Queen Anne's County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law that the aforegoing is the true and whole will of said deceased, that has come to her hand and possession and that she does not know nor has she heard of any other and that she received the same from Thomas W. Horney on or about 5th day of September 1912.
Sworn before William T. Bishop
Register of Wills of
Queen Anne's County, Md.

STATE OF MARYLAND, QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY, TO WIT:
On the 4th day of February, 1929, came J. Fletcher Rolph, one of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament, of Thomas W. Horney, late of Queen Anne's County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law that he heard him publish pronounce, and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, and that at the same time of his so doing he was to the best of his apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; and that he together with William E. Holton subscribed his name as witness to said Will, at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other.
Sworn in open court:
Test: William T. Bishop
Register of Wills of Queen Anne's County, Md.

STATE OF MARYLAND, QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY, TO SCT:
On this 5th day of February, in the year nineteen hundred and twenty nine personally appeared Edwin H. Brown, Jr., and made oath in due form of law that he was well acquainted with Wm. L. Holten who was witness and who is now dead, that he was well acquainted with his handwriting and the signature as appearing on the last Will and Testament of Thomas W. Horney as a witness thereto, is in the handwriting of the said Wm. L. Holton and is the true and genuine signature of the said Wm. L. Holton.
Sworn in open court:
Test: William T. Bishop
Register of Wills of Queen Anne's County, Md.

STATE OF MARYLAND, QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY,
The aforegoing Instrument of Writing purposing to be the last Will and Testament of Thomas W. Horney late of Queen Anne's County, deceased, having been exhibited for probate and no objection thereto having been made, although notice, according to law, appears to have been given to the next relations of said deceased;
The Court after having examined the said instrument of Writing and also the evidence adduced as to its validity, orders and decrees this Fifth day of February, 1929, that the same be admitted in this Court as the true and genuine last Will and Testament of the said Thomas W. Horney, deceased.
Henry C. Bowen
W. Hopper Gibson
Clayton T. Cann
Judges of the Orphan's Court for Queen Anne's County, Maryland

Transcribed from original 2002 by D i a n a "D e e" H o r n e y - G a b l e r
at the Hall of Records, Maryland State Archives,
Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland U.S.A.

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