divide it according to the intent of this my last will and testament, with as little prejudice to my two sons as may be.
4th: I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Hearne his heirs or assigns one negro boy called Caesar.
5th: I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan Hearne his heirs or assigns one negr. boy called Mumford.
6th: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Hearne her heirs or assigns one negr. girl called Jenney.
7th: I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Hearne his heirs or assigns one negro woman called Moll.
8th: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Freeney her heirs or assigns fifteen pounds current money out of my movable estate according to appraisement.
9th: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Tindal her heirs or assigns fifteen pounds current money to be paid out of my movable estate according to appraisement.
10th: I give and bequeath the remaining part of my estate not already given, to my children John Hearne. Isaac Hearne, Benjamin Hearne, Elijah Hearne, Samuel Hearne, Jonathan Hearne, Sarah Tindal, Mary Freeney and Hannah Hearne, to them, their heirs or assigns.
11th: My will is that mv son Elijah Hearne be whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed
my seal this 11th day of June Anno Damini 1754.
Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared to be my last will and testament
in the presence of
NEHEMIAH HEARNE and
WM. HEARNE. (SEAL.)
Probated January 20th, 1756.
The land on which William Hearne lived and died, is one-half the tract taken up by his father, and about two miles southeast of Delmar, Del., is the site of his residence. The burying ground is near the residence where he and his wife Elizabeth are buried, and also many of their children and later descendants. The old residence and homestead is now owned and occupied by Charles Wood, one of his descendants.
Elijah, son of William and Elizabeth Hearne, was born about
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