Name: James Foster Sr
Given Name: James
Death: AFT 10 May 1740 in Cecil County, Maryland
Records of a family of the house of Alexander from 1640 to 1909 (Google eBook)
Change Date: 17 Jun 2012 at 22:03:09
Frances Alexander Butterworth
WILL OF JAMES FOSTER, FATHER OF SUSANNAH FOSTER, MARTIN ALEXANDER'S WIFE
In the name of God, Amen. This 12th day of April 1740, I, James Foster, being sick and weak of body, though in perfect mind and memory, and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and appoint this to be my last will and testament.
First I recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God, who gave it, and next I commit my body to the earth, from whence it was taken, to be buried according to the discretion of my executrix; and as for such worldly goods as God hath been pleased to endow me with, I dispose of in manner and form following.
And first I will that all my just debts be paid, I do also appoint my beloved wife Elizabeth to be sole executrix of this my last will and testament.
I give unto my wife this plantation that is to say the use and profits thereof until my son James shall arrive at the age of twenty one years and then to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
2nd I give and bequeath unto my daughtter Mary five shillings.
3rdly I give unto my two daughters Susannah and Rebeccah their equal portion according to law. That is in consideration that my wife do keep and educate my children that I do allow her the use of plantation.
In testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
In the presence of us
Cecil County May 10 1740
Jas Price and Martin Alexander two of the foregoing will being duly and solemnly sworn on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God deposed and say that they saw the Testator, Jas Foster, sign the foregoing will and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament, and that the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind and memory, and that they and Thos Cowan, the other witnesses subscribed their respective names as witnesses to the said will in the presence of the testator and at his request.
Sworn before John Thompson
Examined by David Smith Reg
Father: William Foster
- Susannah Foster b: 29 Mar 1692 in Whitton, Lincs, England
- James Foster Jr b: AFT 1719
- Mary Foster
- Rebecca Foster