This is a transcription of the will of Thomas Cave Sr of Prince George's County, MD. A few changes in spelling and capitalization have been made, and punctuation has been added to facilitate reading, but the grammar and syntax of the document are original.
Prince George's County Will Book T 1 page 247
Maryland In the name of God, Amen. I Thomas Cave of Prince George's County and state aforesaid being weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same, and calling to mind the brevity and uncertainty of this life, do therefore make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz, Inprimis I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane one Negro girl named Mary and one feather bed and furniture and one cow and calf to her and her heirs. Item I give and bequeath to loving wife Jane all the remaining part of my estate with all my goods and chattels, not herein before mentioned, to be by her peaceably and quietly enjoyed for and during her life or widowhood and after her decease or marriage to be equally divided among all my children and of this my last will and testament I do constitute and appoint my wife Jane and my son Thomas joint executors hereby revoking and annulling all wills and testaments by me heretofore made and acknowledging this one and none other to be my last will and testament, in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-eighth day of December and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six. Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence
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