then my will and pleasure is that my said estate both real and personal be equally divided between my said wife and children when my said children shall arrive at the age of one and twenty years, then to have and receive their said parts, and portions paid them. And in case my said child or children should depart this life before they arrive at the age aforesd then my said estate to be equally divided between my said wife and the surviving child or children. And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said loving wife Mary Hearne to be my executrix of this my last will and testament. And Mr. Francis Jenkins, and Mr. John Cornish overseares of this my last will, whom I request to help and assist my said executrix in the performance of my said will.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 28th day of March Ano Damini 1691.
WILLIAM HEARNE (o) sealed.
Signed, sealed and delivered
in presence of
CATHERINE TRUBSH AN, X her marke,
This will was proved in open Court by the Qathes of Wm. Mead
and Peter Dent the tenth day of November Ano Domini 1691.
Test. JNO. WEST Clk. Cir. Court Somerset.
MARYLAND, SOMERSET COUNTY, St.
William & Mary, by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland King & Queen defenders of the faith &c to Mary Hearne of Somerset County Greeting. Whereas William Hearne of Somerset County gent, deceased, We doe therefore give and grant unto you the said Mary Hearne full power and authority to administer all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased, and to demand select and leavy and in legall manner require and receive all and all manner of debt and debts due and owing to the said deceased and well and faithfully to dispose of the same. And out of the goods, chattels and credits of the deceased which have, may or shall come to your hands or possession well and truly to pay the debts due by the said deceased, so far forth as the same will thereunto extend and the law will charge you according to the true value of the sum thereof. You having first taken your oath well and truly to Admr the same, and to make or cause to be made a true
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