Notes for George Yates, Sr.
He was known as "The Surveyor" (Colonial Families of the United States, v1, Editor George MacKenzie)
!Wills, Liber 2,folio 228:
In the name of God Amen I George Yate of Anne Arundel County in the Province of Maryland being weake in Body but of perfect mind and Memory Praise be God do make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in form and manner following:
First I bequeath my Soul to Almighty and my Body to the Earth to be buried after the discretion of my exec. thereafter named.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son George Yates and John Yates all my seven hundred and seventy acres of land Called Yates His Forbearance lying on the north side of Patapsco River to be equally divided between them the said George Yate and John Yate their heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son John Yate all the remaining part of Padworth Farm in sole to him the said John Yate his heirs and assign for ever and in case of his mortality before he cometh to the age of twenty one years then my will is that my son George possess the said land to him and his heirs and assign forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son George Yate one hundred and forty acres of land called Forbearance lying on the falls of Patapsco River in Baltimore County to him and his the said George Yate his heirs and assigns for ever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son George Yate my silver Seal Ring with my coat of Arms ingraven thereon.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Yate all my three hundred and sixty acres of Land Called Charley lying in the north east branch in Baltimore County to her heirs and assigns forever, and in case of her mortality before marriage then my will is that the same be equally divided between my two sons George Yate and John Yate to them and their heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I give unto my daughter (step) Elizabeth Plummer my two hundred acres of land being part unsold of Eight hundred acres of land called Rich Lovell and also my one hundred and eighteen acres called Lovell addition both parcels lying in Baltimore County which said land I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Elizabeth her heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Dear Loving Wife Mary Yate my two hundred acres of land called the Range lying in Anne Arundel County to her the said Mary Yate and her assigns forever. Like wise I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Yate my eighty and three acres of Land Called Hogg Harbour lying on the north branch of Putuxin River in Anne Arundel county and one other Tract of Land lying on the said Branch Containing one hundred and thirteen acres all which Three Tracts of land I give unto my said wife Mary Yate and her assigns for ever.
ltem: I give and bequeath unto my Dear Loving Wife all my whole Personal Estate Only five pounds except Sterling money of England the Which I bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Yate, which my will is that she be paid at the Day of Marriage or at the age of Sixteen Years. All the remainder of my personal Estate I give unto my said Wife Mary Yate forever.
Item: I Constitute Ordain and appoint my dear Wife Mary Yate Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament in Witness whereof I do hereto Set my hand & Seal this Sixth day of June in the Year of our Lord one Thousand six hundred Ninety and One.
(signed) George Yate Seal
Signed and Sealed in the Presents of Us: George Burges - Arthur Herring
Signed Phillips Dennis William - Robert Morres - James X Duglas - Edward Cools
Proved in Open Court by the oaths of Geo. Burges, Arthur Herring and Robert Moores Nov. the 11th
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