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Will of Anne Smith Burgess

Contributed by  Jaynie Arango <Jaynie Arango <-nospam-back2thehills@charter.net>

Will of Anne Smith Burgess  abt 1742-abt 1803 wife of Basil Burgess

In the name of God, Ame

I, Anne Burgess, of Washington Township, Fayette Co., Being in a sick and low condition , But of sound mind and memory do hereby make, Constitute and appoint this my last will and Testament

First:    I commit my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named.

Second:   It is my will and I hereby Bequeath unto my son Frances Warren Burgess the whole of my estate real and personal allowing him to pay my just debts and funeral expenses and one dollar each to my children viz: William, Amelia, Bazel, Walter, Elizabeth, Mary, Ursley and Lucy or to he husbands of these my daughters who are married 2 dollars.  I do hereby constitute and appoint John Patterson Esquire and my said son Frances Warren Burgess whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament.  In testimonial of which I have here unto set my hand and seal the 5th day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and three, the words Lucy were read before signing

                    Anne Burgess (Her mark)

Signed, sealed and declared to be the last will and testament of Anne Burgess before us the 5th day of December 1803.

               Edward Cook

               Andrew Brown

               William Cunningham

Fayette Co., SS

This 11th day of March Ammo Domini 1806 before me Alexander McLAIN Register for the Probate of Wills and Drawing Letters of Administration in and for said Co. personally came Andrew Brown and on his Solemn oath did declare that he saw the testatrix sign seal and acknowledge the foregoing as and for her last will and Testament.  That she was at time of doing the said in sound mind and memory to the best of his knowledge and belief, that he knew of no undue influence used to thrawt her inclination or any later will made by her the rest of her life this the 12th . Edward Cook Esquire appeared and on oath declared the same-Under my had and seal of office this 12th day of March 1806

                    Alexander McClain, Register

Recorded and Compare 12th March 1805


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