Peter Wampler (1792) Will
Transcribed by John E. Wampler from photocopy, anotated with underlined family names.
Source: Liber G. M. No. 2, Folio 444 Frederick County, MarylandExecutor: Martin Garber, Senior
I Peter Wampler of Frederick Co. and the state of Maryland being of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner & form following this. In the first place I give unto my beloved wife Barbara Wampler all the land I bought of Philemon Fishburn during her widowhood, I also give unto my aforesaid wife fifty pounds current money, to be paid in payments of twelve pounds and ten shillings per year, her choice of two feather beds and furniture, two cows, one hiefer, one mare, one servant girl named Catharine Halberster, one copper kettel, one dutch oven, two iron pots, six pewter plates, one dozen pewter spoons, all the wool, flax lining, meal and fifteen bushel of wheat one spinning wheel, one large washing tub, two buckets and one woman's saddle, if she stands to this my will-- I give and bequeath unto my beloved son David Wampler five shillings current money-- I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Jacob Wampler thirty two pounds four shillings current money, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son John Wampler forty one pounds current money, I give undo my beloved son Daniel Wampler seventy one pounds current money-- I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Joseph Wampler seventy one pounds current money-- I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Barbara Wards children forty six pounds current money to paid to them after the death of theri [sic] mother and the interst arising on the aforesaid money to be paid annually unto my afresaid daughter by my executor during her natural life-- I give and bequeath unto my beloved daugher Eve Kincey thirty five pounds current money-- I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Christania Gabriel twenty six pounds current money I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Philiptenia Engler fifty six pounds current money-- I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Ann Hartman [or Hortman] thirty six pounds current money It is also my will and desire that all my estate that is not devised unto my beloved wife shall be sold as soon as convenient after the first day of March next and the moneys arising (after the payment of my just debts and legacies) to be equally divided between all my children share and share alike except my daughter Barbara''s part and her part to go to her children to be kept and paid by the Executor, and the same manner as the legacy which is left to the aforesaid children It is further my will and desire that the land devised to my beloved wife after her marriage or death to be sold by my executor and the moneys arrising to equally between all my children and Jacob Snither share and share alike It is my will and desire that my beloved wife shall live on the plantation where I now live, until the first day of March next and keep my estate together. Provided she makes no willful waste or abuse of the said estate It is my will and desire that my executor shall build an addition to the dwelling house (sixteen feet square) on the land devised to my beloved wife and pay for the same out of my estate, I give and bequeath unto my beloved friend Martin Gerber Sen. twenty pounds current money for his trouble in sellling my estate & lastly I appoint my beloved friend Martin Gerber Sen. my executor of this my last will and testament. I hereby authorize him to makeover and convey to any person or persons that shall purchase any part or parcell of my estate the same in as ample and full a manner as if it was done by myself-- Published pronounced and declared by Peter Wampler this 8th day of June 1792 to be his last will and testament in the presence of the subscribers who saw each other sign it as witnesses--Joshua Howard Abraham Crumbacker, Philip Engler} Peter Wampler