Name: Martha SPRIGG
Birth: 1675/1677 in Calvert Co,MD
Death: BEF 13 NOV 1742 in Charles Co,MD
Note: Last Will and Testament of Martha Yoakley
Note: In the Name of God Amen. I Martha Yoakley of Charles County in the Province of Maryland Widow do make and Declare this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following. That is to say
First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God folowing Remission of sins and Everlasting Life by the merits Death and Passion of Jesus Christ my Lord and Only Saviour and as to my Worldly Estate I dispose thereof as Followeth. That is
Note: Befits appoint all my Debts and Funeral Expences to be paid by my Executors hereinafter named.
Note: I Give to my Daughter Elinor Williams all my Wearing Apparrell my Buckles Buttons rings and my silver spoons To a Tabl?? furniture.
Note: I Give to my Grandson Baruch Williams a Negro at his Choice a Feather bed and Furniture and two Cows also fifty Pounds Currency.
Note: I Give to my Daughter Rachel Semmes five shillings Currency.
Note: I Give to my son Aaron Prather five shillings Currency.
I Give unto my Grandson Aaron Prather son of my son Aaron Prather fifty Pounds Currency to be paid him at the age of Twenty One Years Or at the Day of Marriage Which first happens and if he shall Die before that Time then to be Equally Divided
Note: I Give unto Charity Theobalds a mourning Ring to the Value of thirty shillings Currency.
between my four Children Thomas Prather, John Smith Prather, and Elinor Williams.
I Give to my sons Thomas Prather, John Smith Prather, Philip Prather and my Daughter Elinor Williams all the rest of my Goods and Chattles after my Debts Funeral Expences and Legacies first paid and Discharged and if Either of them Die before
and then I Give and bequeath the part and Portion of him her or them to Deceasing to and amongst the Children of him her or them so Dying to be equally Divided amongst them.
I Give & Devise unto my son John Smith Prather his heirs and assigns forever all that part of a Tract of Land Called Spriggs Request in my Lords manner upon Collington that belongs to me which is now in his Possession by a Devision made between
him and his brothers Thomas and Philip Prather by Virtue of their Fathers will by Virtue of their Fathers will to them.
I Give unto my son Philip Prather his heirs and assigns for Ever all that part of the said Land called Springs Request in the manner aforesaid Belonging to me which is now in his Possession by the Division as aforesaid made and in Order to
Note: Martha Yoakley (seal)
Note: Signed Sealed and Published by the said Martha Yoakley in the Presence of us Who Subscribed our names in her Presence and at her Request
Note: Igna: Doyne
Note: John Barnham
Note: John Chapman
Note: On the back of the aforegoing will was thus Written Viz.
Note: Charles County Ss:
Prevent my son Thomas Prather from Claiming the same or Disturbing them or Either of them in their Peaceable Injoying and Possessing their said Parts of the said Land as they have agreed and have Laid it Out between them I do hereby direct my
son Thomas Prather within six Months after my Decease upon Request being made to him by my said sons John Smith Prather and Philip Prather or either of them their or either of their heirs or assigns to execute to them or either of them their or
either of their heirs Desiring the same a Sufficient Deed Release or Other Writings such as shall be directed by them or hi or their Council Learned in Law to prevent my said son Thomas Prather and his and his heirs or assigns Claiming or
having any part of the said Land now in their the said John Smith Prather and Philip Prather Possession by the aforesaid Division and in Case my said son Thomas Prather refuses to give the said John Smith Prather and Philip Prather or either of
them or either of their heris the said Deed Release or Other Writing as I have before Directed then my will is that the said Thomas Prather Take nothing by any Bequeath in this my Will. but that the same shall be Voide and of no Effect, and I
Do Give and bequeath the same what I have herein Given to him to be equally Divided Between my sons John Smith Prather and Philip Prather. I Do hereby Nominate and appoint Thomas Prather, John Smith Prather and Thomas Williams my Executro of
this my will. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninteenth Day of June in the year of Our Lord 1742
On the Thirteenth Day of November 1742 Came Ignatious Doyne, John Barnham and John Chapman Subscribing Witnesses to the within will and made Oath on the holy Evangelists that they saw Martha Yoakley the Testator sign the said will and heard her
Note: Before Walter Hanson DCom:
Change Date: 12 JAN 2001
Publish and Declare the same to be her last will and Testament that at the Time of her so Doing she was of sound and Disposing Mind and Memory to the best of their Judgements and that the Severally Subscribed their names thereto as Witnesses in
the Presence of the Testator and at her Request
Father: Cpt.Thomas SPRIGG b: 1630 in Kethering,Northamptonshire,england
Mother: Eleanor NUTHALL b: 1645 in Prince Georges Co,MD
Thomas McKay (Col.) PRATHER b: 1673 in "Prathers Hall",Calvert Co,MD
in Prince Georges Co,MD
- Anne PRATHER b: ABT 1698 in Prince Georges Co,MD
- Elizabeth PRATHER b: ABT 1699 in Prince Georges Co,MD
- Eleanor PRATHER b: 1700 in Prince Georges Co,MD
- Rachael PRATHER b: 1702 in Prince Georges Co,MD
- Mary PRATHER b: 1703 in Prince Georges Co,MD
- Thomas Sprigg (Col.) PRATHER b: 1704 in Frederick ,MD
- John Smith PRATHER b: 1705 in Orphans Gift,Prince Georges Co,MD
- Philemon (Phillip) Gittens PRATHER b: 1707 in Prince Georges Co,MD
- Aaron Allen PRATHER b: 10 OCT 1710 in Prince Georges Co,MD
Stephen (Cpt.) YOAKLEY b: 1666