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Will of Mary (Brock) Offutt, widow of William Offutt
Prince George County, Maryland   1748

In the name of God Amen.

I, Mary Offutt of Prince George's County, being of perfect mind and memory
do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament and to dispose of
the worldly goods that it hath pleased God to bestow on me in the following
manner viz:

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son Edward Offutt one negro man named
Charles, one negro boy named Jack, one negro boy named Hercules and one
negro boy named Butcher.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son James Offutt five pounds sterling
money.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Offutt five pounds sterling
money.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to each of my deceased son William Offutt's
children five shillings current money.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to each of my deceased son John Offutt's children
five shillings current money.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to each of my deceased daughter Jane Waring's
children five shillings current money.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to each of my deceased daughter Mary Bowie's
children five shillings current money.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Harris all my wearing
apparel, my riding horse and saddle, one negro girl named Clair and one
negro girl named Esther.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son Nathaniel Offutt one negro man named
Dibbo and one negro man named George and one negro boy named Game.

ITEM: I give and bequeath all the remaining part of my estate to be equally
divided between my two sons Edward and Nathaniel Offutt and do hereby
constitute and appoint my two sons Edward & Nathaniel Offutt my whole and
sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former
wills by me heretofore made, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and seal this ninth of March 1748.

Mary "M" Offutt {seal} 

(note the "M" is her mark).

Signed, sealed and acknowledged and declared to be her last will and
testament in the presence of
Richard Burgess
John Brown Brazier
Thomas Shreve.


On the back of this will was endorsed to wit:

On the 11th of Sept. 1748 came before me the subscriber Richard Burgess
being of the people called Quakers solemnly affirmed and declared and John
Brown Brazier and Thomas Shreve made oath on the Holy Evangelists and
Almighty God being the three subscribing witnesses of the within will do
depose and say that they saw the testatrix Mary Offutt sign the same will
and heard her publish and declare it to be her last will and testament,
that at the time of her so doing she was to the best of their apprehension
of sound and disposing mind and memory and they did subscribe their
respective names as witnesses to the within will in the presence of the
testatrix and at her request.

Affirmed and sworn before me.

D. Dulany, Comr.