Matthew Carrawon / Kirwan
1716 Will
Dorchester County, Maryland

p. 413

      In the name of God amen, I MATHEW CARRAWON of Doroster County
      being (__?__) sick and weake of body but of a (__?__) and perfect mind
      make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, furst I give and
      Command my Sole unto the hands of God Allmighty and my body I beqathe
      unto the earth to be desontly buried ~~~

      All my land I give and bequeath unto my too sons JOHN & MATTHEW
      and the male aros (sic) of their boddy lawfully begotten and for want of
      such. I give to the garls JANE and MARY and the aros of their body lawfully
      begotten for cows but that they shall not disavow my WIFE but to have the
      full youse and manichment during her widowhood and after words to have
      hur thurds and I likewise make my wife my hole easechortary of this my
      last Will & Testament as witness my hand and Seal this 4th day
      of Janewary Ano. Dom. 1716 ~~~

                        MATT. KIRWAN

      William (his X mark) COOKE,
      Edward ELLIOTT

      And on the back was Endorsed:
      June 17th, 1717 -- Then came Edward ELLIOTT and William COOKE
      subscribing Evidences to the within Will and made Oath upon the holy
      Evangalist of Allmighty God that they see the within named Mathew
      KIRWAN Sign and Seale and heard him publish and Declare the within
      Instrument of writing as his last Will and Testament and at the time of
      his so doing he was to the best of their apprehention of perfect sense
      & memory ~~~

      Sworne before me --
      (__?__) RODEMAN
      Depty. Com. of Dorch. County

Source: Maryland State Archives - Wills - Dorchester County - Liber 14, Folio 413

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