Codicil to Will of Samuel Cave

This is a transcription of a codicil to the will of Samuel Cave 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 Liber T pages 490-491

I Samuel Cave testator to the aforegoing will do hereby make this additional codicil to that my last will and testament. Whereas I have heretofore in the 2nd and 3rd pages of my will aforesaid devised to my daughters Susanna, Mary, and Jane, all at that time living, the Negro man Sen, to be disposed of or settled for, as therein expressed, but as it hath pleased God to take to himself my daughter Mary, then wife of Mr. Caleb Thomas, and my second daughter having intermarried with the said Caleb Thomas, and thereby a considerable portion of my property hath gone into his hands, I think that it but right to let my daughter Jane, now Jane Moran, wife of John Moran (who has lived with me almost constantly, and who has undergone much fatigue with me during my long indisposition and ever performed the duties of an affectionate child, with great cheerfulness and apparent satisfaction) have the whole and sole advantage of that devise, instead of my three daughters as before mentioned. I therefore give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Moran, Negro Sen, before named, to her and her heirs, hereby revoking the devise in my will made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of December 1801.       Sam Cave {seal}

Signed and sealed in the presence of
Wm. C. Rawlings
Wilson C. Rawlings

Prince Georges County to wit
January 5th, 1802

Then came Rinaldo Johnson, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Samuel Cave, late of said county, deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that he did see the testator herein named sign and seal this will and 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 his apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding and that he together with James Wharfe and Wm. Johnson, the other two subscribing witnesses, respectively subscribe their names as witnesses to this will in the presence of the testator at his request and in the presence of each other. Sworn before Saml. Tyler Reg.

On the day and year first within mentioned came Rinaldo Johnson and William C. Rawlings, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing codicil to the last will and testament of Saml. Cave and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal the same as codicil to his last will and testament and heard him publish, pronounce, and declare them to be such, that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding and that they together with Daniel Rawlings and Wilson C. Rawlings, the other subscribing witnesses, respectively subscribed their names as witnesses thereto in presence of the testator at his request and in the presence of each other. Sworn before Saml. Tyler Reg.

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