Richard Bradshaw 1
- Born: 18 Jul 1743, Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (1): Arabella Tyler
- Died: 28 Jun 1816, Somerset Co., MD
- Buried: Abt 01 Jul 1816, Union U.M. Church Cemetery, Tylerton, Smith Island, Somerset Co., MD
Richard Bradshaw (as Bratcher) wrote his will on Jun 14 1816 in Somerset Co, MD.
In the name of God amen. I Richard Bratcher of Somerset County in the state of Maryland, being in sound mind and perfect memory thanks be to God, though weak in body but knowing it is appointed for all men once to die I do make and ordain this my last will and testament revoking all others.
ITEM - I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Arrabeler all my whole estate during her natural life.
ITEM - I give and bequeath to my son Hamilton the southwest end of my land up to where the old crows fence and also I give unto him half of the land where my potato patch is now and equal rite in the well of water by paying to his brother Richard one hundred dollars.
ITEM - I give to my son Littleton the North East End of my land up to the other crows fence except the part of potato patch land and well that I have given to son Hamilton one condition of Littleton paying one hundred to his brother Jacob.
ITEM - I give to son Hamilton one bed and furniture one loom one hanmill. Item - I give to my granddaughter Polly Bracher one ewe and lamb and six dollars.
ITEM - I give unto my granddaughter Zepara Evans one bed and furniture and ewe and lamb.
ITEM - I give to granddaughter Lovy Evans one ewe and lamb and six dollars. ITEM - I give all my tools to my four sons.
ITEM - I leave my Negro woman Vilet to be free at thirty five years of age.
ITEM - The balance of my estate at the death of my beloved wife I give to my two daughters Brittana Parks and Jemmima Mason.
Where of I set my hand and seal this fouthteen day of June Eighteen Hundred and Sixteen. Signed: Richard (his X mark) Bratcher.
Witnesses: David Tyler, Josiah Evans & James Tyler (SoW-EB23:243)
Richard married Arabella Tyler, daughter of Thomas Tyler and Jemima Cullen. (Arabella Tyler was born in 1755 in Somerset Co., MD and died on 06 Sep 1836 in Somerset Co., MD.)
"Four Generations of Parks of the Eastern Shore", Gail M. Walczyk, Peter's Row Publishing, 1997.