Ann Bell v. Gerard T. Greenfield. Will of Maria Amne T. Greenfield


In the name of God Amen I Maria Anne T Greenfield of Prince Georges County in the state of Maryland being sick and weak in body but of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following: that is to say: 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 discretion of my Executor herein after named, and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I give and bequeath as follows: Item I give and bequeath to my niece Amelia T. Dorsett the sum of seventy dollars to be paid to her by my Executor hereafter named. I give and bequeath to my Overseer John Grimes one hundred and forty dollars to be paid to him by my Executor hereinafter named Item I give & bequeath to my Nephew Gerard T. Greenfield my negroe Slave Ned to serve him eight years then to have his freedom during his life also I give & bequeathe to my Nephew Gerard T. Greenfield Maria's three children namely James Alfred and Eliza to serve him until they arrive to the age of thirty eight years old then to be free during life I give & bequeath to my Nephew Gerard T Greenfield my Negroe slave Chrissy to serve me til she arrives to the age of sixteen years old then to be free during life.


I also give, bequeath to my Nephew Gerard T. Greenfield the whole of my part of my Sister Sabina T. Greenfields Estate that may be belong to me when a decision of the said Estate may take place

I also give & bequeath to my Newphew Gerard T. Greenfield all my Negroe Slaves namely Ben Mansa James Henry George Lewis Rebecca Kitty Sophia Mary Elizabeth Nathaniel & Maria also Toney Billy Betty & Anny promised he shall not carry them out of the State of Maryland or sell them to any one in either on which events I will and desire the said negroes to be free for life

I give & bequeath to my Nephew Gerard T. Greenfield the residue of my Estate not here to fore bequeathed in this will. I hereby constitute & appoint my Nephew Gerard T. Greenfield sole Executor of this my last will & testament   revoking all other wills we heretofore made and ratifying and confining this to be my last will & testament in [illegible] whereof I have herein to set my hand & affixed my seal the sixteenth day of Septr 1824.

Maria Amne Greenfield (seal)

signed sealed published and declared by Maria Anna T. Greenfield, the above named Testatrix as and for her last will & testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses there to

Clement Hollyday
Anne Swaine

Prince Georges County towit October 19 1834

Then came Clement Hollyday me of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing will and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that he did see Maria Amna T. Greenfield the Testatrix therein named sign & seal this will & heard her publish & declare the same to be her last will and testament and that at the time of her so doing she was to the best of his apprehension of sound & disposing mind memory and understanding and that he together   with Ann Swaine the other subscribing witness respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence of the testatrix at her request & in the presence of each other

Sworn before Trueman Tyler Regr Wills PG Cty

Maryland Prince Georges County Sct

In Testimony that the aforegoing is a true copy of the last will & Testament of Maria Amna T Greenfield duly proven filed recorded in my office I hereunto subscribe my name & office the seal of the Orphans Court of Prince Georges County this 1st November 1838

Phil Chew Regr Wills PG Cty

145 Trials Mar 1840
March 1844[?]

Bell v Greenfield