Samuel A. Swann, Sr.1653 - Bef 1743 (< 90 years)
Name Samuel A. Swann Suffix Sr. Born 1653 Gender Male Died Bef 1 Jun 1743 Charles, Maryland Notes
mentioned in his sister's will 1739
June 1, 1743- Charles Co., MD Will Book Liber #DD#2 Folio #99-100
Last Will and Testament of Samuel Swann - MacGruders Vol. 23, page 136
In the Name of God Amen, I Samuel Swann of Charles County being very sick and weak in body but of perfect sense and memory/ thanks be to Almighty God for the same/ Calling to mind the uncertainity of this Life and knowing that it is appropiate for all men, once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following ~
Imprimis. I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of God that gave it me hoping through the mercies and merits of Jesus Christ, my blessed Savior and Redeemer to obtain Joyful Resurrection the Last Day.
Item. I give and Bequeath my Body to the Earth to be buried in a decent and Christian Manner according to the discretion of my Executor and for what Worldly goods it has pleased Almighty God bless me with, I give and dispose of in manner and form following~
Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Edward Swann eighty acres of land being part of a tract of Land called Egleton and lying on the South side of the Mill Branch being my now dwelling plantation to be possessed and enjoyed by him the said Edward Swann and his heirs forever after the decease of my well beloved wife Ann Swann.~
Note: Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Samuel Swann one feather bed and covering~
Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Mercer Swann one feather bed and covering~
Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Burch Swann one shilling and no more~
Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Susannah Wheeler one shilling and no more.~
Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Elizabeth Wheeler one shilling and no more.~
Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Barbara Muggleston one shilling and no more.~
Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Sarah Dyer a guide cow big with calfs and no more.~
Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Edward Swann one red heifer big with calfs and no more~ and all my personal estate.
Item. I hereby nominate constitute appoint and ordain my well beloved wife Anne Swann and my son Edward Swann as Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby utterly revoking and disannulling any other will or wills by me formerly made
or done and acknowledging this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Testimony where I have here unto set my hand and my seal this 17th day of April Anno Dom 1743.
Signed Sealed Delivered and acknowledged to be the Last Will Samuel Swann and Testament of Samuel Swann in presence of us Samuel Amery,
Benjamin Thom, Benjamin B. King-
This will containing two pages
At the foot of the foregoing will was annexed the following probate
Charles County Sv. On the 1st day of June 1743, came Samuel Amery- Benjamin Thome and Benjamin King subscribing witnesses to the above will and made oath on the holy Evangelists that they said Samuel Swann the Testator signed the same and heard him publish and declare to be his Last Will and Testament and that at the Time of his so doing he was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their apprehensions and that severally subscribed their names thereto as witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his request.
Before Walter Hanson DCom.y.
Note: (Some say that Sarah Dyer should be Sarah Dyson)
Following taken from Early Charles County Maryland Settlers 1658-1745 by Marlene Strawser Bates and F. Edward Wright, Pg. 270:
SWANN, Samuel. To son Edward, 80 acres calledEgleton. to sons Samuel and Mercer; dau. Sarah Dyer, personalty. Mentions son Burch; daus. Susanna _____, Elizabeth Wheeler and Barbara Muggleston. Exs.: Wife Anne and son Edward.
(Will: 23.136;17 April 1743; 1 June 1732) Next of kin: Burch Swann, Edward Swann. Exts. Ann Swann ( Inv.: 28.161;- - - - 1743; 17Aug. 1743; 27 Aug. 1743)
April 17, 1743, SAMUEL'S WILL WAS MADE.
June 01, 1743, PROVED, CHARLES COUNTY, MD. (WM. A. YATES NOTE: WILL OF SAMUEL SWANN: SEE
SWANN FAMILY NOTES P. 41.) RECORDS OF WM. A. YATES OF STEVENSVILLE, MD.
FTM WFT VOL. # 2 PEDIGREE #5537
Person ID I15367 Lythgoe-Donaldson Last Modified 15 Jul 2010
Father Edward Swann, Col., b. Abt 1628, Swann's Point, Surrey, Virginia , d. 16 May 1708, Swann's Point, Surrey, Virginia (Age ~ 80 years) Mother Susannah Heath, b. Abt 1628, d. Aft 1663 (Age ~ 36 years) Married Abt 1649 Charles, Maryland Family ID F7004 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Ann Burch, b. Abt 1653, d. Aft 1673 (Age ~ 21 years) Married Abt 1673 Family ID F7086 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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