DIED JAN/FEB 1816
WILL ON RECORD IN FREDERICK COUNTY, MD
WILL OF SAMUEL TEMPLIN
In the name of God Amen. I, Samuel Templin of Frederick County in the State of Maryland, being weak in body but of sound desposing mind, memory and understanding, considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof – and being willing and desirous to settle all my worldly affairs and thereby be better prepared to leave this world when it should please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following……
First and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the desecration of my Executors herein after named – and after my funeral expenses and other necessary expenses are paid, I give and bequeath as follows:
Item: having lent or advanced to my son William Templin, six hundred and eighty pounds current money, I hereby give and bequeath the same to him the said William Templin and his heirs, provided no charge be made by him for labor or services of any king rendered me since he became of age. If however contrary to my expectations he should bring in any account and be in any manner allowed the same it will be unjust. I therefore will and direct that it be paid out of the before mentioned sum, for which I hold his obligations.
Item: having lent or advanced to my son Jacob Templin, five hundred and eighteen pounds, fifteen shillings current money for which I hold his obligations, I hereby give and bequeath the same to him, the said Jacob Templin and his heirs.
Item: having lent or advanced to my son Samuel Templin (now dec’d) three hundred and thirty two pounds current money for which I hold his obligations but having destroyed them, I give and bequeath the same to the children of him, the said Samuel Templin, being lawful heirs, to be equally divided between them, share and share alike.
Item: having advanced to my daughter Rebecca Ridgley (now dec’d) four hundred and twenty five pounds current money, I hereby give and bequeath her three children by name Anna, Samuel and Joshua the remaining part of share in equal distributions as hereinafter directed, to each one of them one third thereof.
Item: having lent or advanced to my three daughter, Mary Sueman, Hannah Powell and Anna Sueman five hundred pounds current money each for which I hold their husbands obligations, I hereby give and bequeath to each of them the said five hundred pounds so lent or advanced as aforesaid to them and their heirs.
Item: having lent or advanced to my daughter Sarah Ridgley three hundred thirty seven pounds, thirteen shillings, one penny current money hereby give and bequeath the same to my said daughter Sarah Ridgley and her heirs.
Item: having made no advance of money or any other thing with which I meant or intended to charge my daughter Catherine Shawen wife of James Shawen, I do hereby give and bequeath to my said daughter Catherine or her heirs the sum of five hundred pounds current money out of my estate after elder children which have yet to get their or the balance of their legacy then she my said daughter Catherine as in regular rotation of age to be her legacy, as above bequeathed to her.
Item: to my Grand Daughters Sarah Shawn and Rebecca Beckwith, daughters of my said daughter Rebecca, I give and bequeath to each one of them twenty-five cents and no more.
Item: having provided for my son Richard Templin in the sale of my plantation to him at a reduced price, I give and bequeath to him the said Richard Templin three pounds current money which shall be in full of his part or share of my estate.
Item: I will and direct that all the rest and residue of my estate shall be divided among my children hereafter named and my grand children so as to give to each of my children or their heirs, an equal share thereof including in each share, the amount herein before bequeathed or given to them in the following manner, that is to say to my son William Templin and his heirs one share – should my estate hold out to make each share more than who has already been given or bequeathed to him, viz. Six hundred eighty pounds current money. To my son Jacob Templin and his heirs one share, to my son Samuel Templin’s heirs one share. To my daughters Mary Sueman, Hannah Powell, Elizabeth Yeast, Anna Sueman, Sarah Ridgley and Catherine Shawen and to my grand children Anna, Samuel and Joshua Ridgley, children of my daughter Rebecca one share to be equally divided between them, the true intent is that the last named ten shares including what has been already given to them shall make each share equal in case my estate should hold out, but should it not amount to enough to make each one equal to the sum given and bequeath to my son William Templin in which case then the sum given to him shall be in full for his share but no part shall be refunded by him in case the other shares shall not amount to as much as his share.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son-in-law Thomas Powell and my friend Adam Lorentz, Executors of this my last will and Testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this second day of January in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen.
Samuel Templin (SEAL)
Signed, sealed, published and declared
By Samuel Templin, the within named
Testator 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 subscribed our names
As witnesses thereto:
Frederick County, February 28th, 1816, then came Thomas Powel and made oath on the Holy Evangelic of Almighty God that the foregoing Instrument of writing is the true, whole Will and Testament of Samuel Templin late of Frederick County deceased, that hath come to his hand and possession, and that he doth not know of any other.
Henry Steiner, Regr.
Frederick County, February 28th, 1816, then came Lewis Creager, Valentine Bowin and Horatio G. O’neal the subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing last Will and Testament of Samuel Templin late of Frederick County deceased and make oath on the Holy Evangelic of Almighty God that they did see the Testator therein named sign and seal this will, that they 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; that they respectively subscribed their names as Witnesses to this Will in the presence and at the request of the Testator, and in the presence of each other.
Henry Stiener, Regr.
I, Adam Lorentz one of the appointed Executors, in the Last Will and Testament of Samuel Templin, late of Frederick County deceased, do hereby refuse to act as Executor to said Will, by virtue of said appointment, and do there fore renounce all my right, title and claim to said Executorship accordingly. As witness my hand this 5th day of March 1816. Adam Lorentz
To the Registrar of Wills of Frederick County, Maryland