WILL OF JOHN DUNNUCK
BALTIMORE CO., MARYLAND, JUNE 3, 1819
In the name of God, Amen! I John Dunnuck Sen'r. of Baltimore County, State of
Maryland, being very sick and weak in Body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God, calling unto mind
the mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my
last Will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give und --comend my Soul unto the hands
of Almighty God, that gave it, and my Body I reccommend to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors;
nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection. I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God; and
as touching such wordly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this life, I give devise and dispose
of the same in the following manner and form.
1st I give and bequeath to Catharine
my beloved Wife the Plantation on which She now lives, known by the name
of part of Sutton's Delight, with House, Barn, and all out houses (buildings) and all privileges thereunto belonging,
during her widowhood or natural life.
2nd I devise and request that my well-beloved son Joseph
Dunnuck shall have one hundred acres of Anderson's Hills and Dales over
and above his equal share of the movable Property.
3rd I devise and request that my well-beloved daughter Ruth McGaw shall have one hundred pound good and lawful money over and above her equal share of
all my estate that is to be sold.
4th I devise and request that my well-beloved daughter Dorcas Almony shall have her equal share of all the property that is to be sold after my decease.
5th I devise and request that my well-beloved daughter Elizabeth Dunnuck shall have $100. over and above her share of the property to be sold.
6th I devise and request that my beloved daughter Rachel Ayres shall have $70. over and above her equal share of all my saleable property.
7th I devise and request my son John Dunnuck
and daughter Sarey Wiley and
son JOSHUA DUNNUCK and son Thomas and daughter Katturah
Kauffelt and daughter Catharine
Gott these six children I have named one after the other are to settle
the accounts that I leave and if they have not had their full share it shall be made up to them from the saleable
8th And last, I do ordain my son Joseph Dunnuck
sole executor of this will.
Witnesses: Signed John Dunnuck
Edmund Rockhole June 3, 1819
N.B. Forgot by Testator - John Dunnuck
My black girl Hannah, shall fall into the hands of my wife Catherine to dispose of at her death.
My mulatto boy Lewis Crage (born
3-20-1814) and my mulatto boy Eli Crage
(born 7-26-1816) shall be in bondage until age 30 and both of them shall go free.
Also a deed conveyed to the testator by George Caufelt and wife Katurah, I request same returned to them.
Renunciation of the will of John DUNNUCK
I Catharine Dunnuck, widow of John Dunnuck, late of Baltimore County, deceased, do hereby renounce and quit
all claim to any bequest or devise made to me by the last will of my Husband exhibited and proved according to
Law, and I elect to take in liue hereof my dower or legal share of the Estate of my said Husband. December 1819.
Received to be Recorded the 17 day of December 1819, same day Recorded and examined.