John Summers, III (1722 - 1786)

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Birthplace: Prince George's, Maryland, USA
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1722
1722
Prince George's, Maryland, USA
1786
November 11, 1786
Age 64

"In the Name of God Amen I John Summers of Prince George's County in the State of Maryland Planter being weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God and calling unto mind the mortality of my Body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament Principally I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my Body to be buried in decent christian burial at the discretion of my Executors and as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of in the following manner and form
I give and bequeath unto my grandson Zadock Summers one hundred acres of land where I now have a Quarter to him and his heirs forever
Imprimis
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son Josias Summers all the remaining part of that tract or parcel or parcels of land at my Quarter called Outlet, Addition and Childs Portion after giving to my grandson Zadock Summers one hundred acres of said land which may be any part of it that my son Josias Summers pleases to him and his heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son Nathan Summers two hundred seventy and five pounds nineteen shillings and five pence farthing specie currency which is in the hands of Mr. Tilghman Hilliary and for which I have his Bond. To be paid as soon after my decease as it can be recovered to him and his heirs
Item I give and bequeath unto my youngest son Levan Summers fifteen pounds a year during his natural life to be paid him annually by my Executors out of the Income of the Plantation whereon I now live But should Reformation of Life take place in him and his conduct be amemded on the judgment of his Friends and Neighbors I give and bequeath unto my son Levan Summers half of the land whereon I now live to him and his heirs.
I give and bequeath unto my loving wife and my grandson Nathan Summers the other half of the land whereon I now live together with all the houses and improvements on it to be jointly possessed by them during the life of my wife Elizabeth Summers and only during her widowhood and at her decease or marriage my will and desire is that the said land be sold and equally divided among my three sons Nathan, Josias and Levan Summers
All the residue and remaining part of my estate I give to be divided equally among my children and wife who by contract is to have a child's part, namely Nathan Summers, Josias Summers, Levan Summers, Mary Rawlins, Elizabeth Wigfield, Henrietta Darnell, Anna Hurley and Elizabeth Summers.
And lastly I constitutue and appoint Ar(r)on Rawlins and Nathan Summers my Executors of this my last Will and Testament and do revoke disannull and make void all other Wills by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of November one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six."
John Summers
Witnessed by Joseph Messenger, John Osbourn, John Darcey.

Probated Nov 30, 1786

Source: "The First Three Generations of John Summers of Prince George's County, Maryland" by Rosemary B Dodd and Helen Summers Holweck

November 22, 1786
Age 64
Prince George's, Maryland, USA
November 30, 1786
Age 64

Source: "The First Three Generations of John Summers of Prince George's County, Maryland" by Rosemary B Dodd and Helen Summers Holweck

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