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1742 The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Watson

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The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Watson

In the name of God, Amen. I Josepsh Watson of Saint Mary’s County, being very sick and weak in body, but perfect in sence and memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following Imprimus:

I give and bequeath my soul unto the hands of God to gave it in hoping through the merits of my blessed savior and redeemer jesus christ to obtain joyful resurrection at the last day and item, I give my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and christian manner according to the discretion of my executors. Item, I give and bequeath unto my eldest and well beloved son James Watson all that tract or parcel of land called Hedge Barren containing 79 acres, to be possessed and enjoyed by the said James Watson and his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath unto well and beloved second and third sons Joseph and John Watson all that tract or parcel of land called Partnership whereon I now live, to be equally divided between the said Joseph and John Watson and to be possessed and enjoyed by the said Joseph and John Watson and their heirs forever. Item, I do hereby moninate, constitute, appoint and ordain my well beloved wife Sarah Watson to be whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby utterly revoking and disannulling any other will or wills by me formerly made or done. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty third day of November 1742

Witness Joseph Watson (seal) Sam Amory

Proved February 3, 1742 by Widow

Philip Briscoe Mark Winnett JJ2 Page 141


Written by watson1693

July 12, 2008 at 3:00 pm

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  1. My 4th great grandmother was Elizabeth Watson, daughter of Azariah, son of James. Can furnish information on Elizabeth and her descendents.

    Robert Williams

    November 7, 2008 at 12:40 am

    • Azariah Watson brother to Elizabeth is my direct Lineage, do you have any data on him. would like his wife’s name. any data you can give. Do you have any info on Mary Greene wife of James Watson 1795. On ancester they have him married to Mary Greene b 1723 and died 1727. she was only four years old. I dont understand that 17 people have that listed in their family tree.
      thank you Phyllis

      Phyllis Dunagan

      May 29, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      • Hi Phyllis
        I’m David Watson. We are distant cousins. I have the old letter which I posted on this website which mentions Azariah but does not say who he was married to. There is a letter from his brother Zephaniah also posted which I got from another Watson relative. Very interesting letter from KY. I wonder if these two brothers lived close by each other?

        The older Watson boys (son of James Watson of Chaptico) seemed to have served during the Revolution in Washington’s Flyong Camp (his personal guard). My ancestor Joseph was a younger brother to your ancestor and was a child during most of that conflict and never served as far as I can tell. He also stayed in Maryland (Chas Co) and married Eliza Dent. I believe they lived on her property.

        Sorry that I could not help you with any info on Azariah but it’s nice to hear from another Watson cousin.



        May 31, 2011 at 4:28 pm

  2. That would be great.
    Were there any letters that came down to you?
    Dave Watson


    November 25, 2008 at 1:18 am

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