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Will of Jane Gates of Cumberland, Maryland, 1887

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This is a transcript of the will of Jane Gates of Cumberland, Maryland, dated 15 November 1887.[1]


I Jane Gates, of the City of Cumberland, Maryland, hereby make and publish my last will and testament as follows, to wit:

I devise and bequeath to my daughter, Laura Hamilton, all that part of the lot of ground which was conveyed to me by Richard Bender and wife by deed bearing date on the 31st August 1871 and recorded in Liber H.R. No. 34 folio 589 one of the land records of Allegany County Maryland, which part of said lot hereby intended to be devised is described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a point at the end of 86 feet on the 3rd line of the whole lot and running thence parallel with the 2nd line of said whole lot North 78½ degrees West 35 feet, the parallel with the 1st line of said whole lot South 8¼ degrees West 62 feet to the 4th line of said whole lot at Old National Pike, and with said 4th line North 77½ degrees West 6 feet, then across said whole lot and parallel with the 1st line of said whole lot North 8¼ degrees East 147 feet to the second line of said whole lot and with it South 78½ degrees East 41 feet to the end thereof then with the 3rd line of said whole lot South 8¼ degrees West 86 feet to the beginning.

I give to my grand daughter, May [page 2] Mitchell, my parlor furniture and parlor carpet, and also the bedstead now used by me and the bedding therewith.

I will and direct that all the rest and residue of my estate, both real and personal, shall be sold by my executor hereinafter named, either at public or private sale as he may deem most advantageous, and the proceeds thereof shall be equally divided, share and share alike, between my following named children, to wit: Henry Gates, Edward Gates, Alice Burns, Clara Jackson.

I hereby constitute and appoint Henry Gates to be the executor of this my last will and testament.

Witness my hand and seal this 15th day of November AD 1887.
Jane Gates Her X Mark

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testatrix, as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, at her request, in her presence, and in the presence of each have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Wm J Read, J. Wm Jones, Janet Dice


  1. "Maryland Probate Estate and Guardianship Files, 1796-1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XKJV-1B7 : 27 November 2020), Jane, 06 Feb 1888; citing Allegany, county courts, Maryland.

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