- In his will Samuel Bevins Turner of Mispillion Hundred in the County of Kent & State of Delaware, that after the payment of all my Lawful Debts I give & Bequeath to my Beloved Wife Jean Huet Turner the Lower small fire Room & the chamber Back Room in my present Dwelling House with the Brick Milk House and apart of the Out housing, to my said Wife and is her b'd, During Her Natural Life and after her Disease to my Son Benjamin Turner and his Lawful Heirs. I likewise leave to my said Wife a Negro man Named Abraham, during her Life & after her Disease to my son Samuel Turner, Also to my said wife a Negro, girl Named Hess, During her Natural Life, & after her Death to my Daughter Polly Turner, as also to my said Wife, for her use & support; and for the use and support of my Son Samuel Turner the Savanna Field, and the Clayhole Field, also the Back Field next to Billy Huddson's from the Dwelling House, But if my said son Samuel should marry before the Death of my said Wife, then my said Wife to have the third part of my Dwelling Plantation laid off for her, convenient to the Dwelling House for her use & support during her Natural Life. To my said Wife, my son Samuel, and my Daughter Polly, all above Mentioned, I leave to be Equally Divided, my Household Furniture except one Feather Bed, also my out stock of all kinds, my Wife to enjoy her part Peaceably during her Natural Life, and after her Decease to be equally Divided Between my said son, & Daughter Samuel, & Polly Fisher. Item I give & Bequeath to son George Turner, Seventy Acres of Land Purchased of William Solsberry Dec'd situate in Caroline county, State Maryland Joining to Land of said George Turner's, Wm Smith's (George Turner's wife Milcah Smith's father) & Gove Cox's. To him my said son George, his Heirs and assigns, also a three Quarters of an Acre Lot Situate in the Town of Denton on Choptank River Caroline county, also a Negro Woman named Grace with her Increase now in his Possession to him my said son George, his Heirs , and Assigns. Item I give & Bequeath to my son Jesse Turner a Lot of ground in the Town Denton, in Caroline County Mary Land the same to contain one Quarter of an Acre, part of an Acre Lot which I own Joining to Lot of Major Richardson's, to him my said son Jesse his Heirs & assigns, also Twenty Pounds to him my Said son Jesse to be paid by my Wife, my son Samuel, & my Daughter Polly our of their part in Equal Division among them. Item To my Daughter Levice Turner, I Give one shilling, besides what I have already Given her. Item to my Daughter Nicy Fisher, I Leave one Shilling, Besides what I have Already given her, Except a Negro Girl Names Cloe in her Possession, which I leave To my Grand Daughter Polly Fisher, She, and her Increase, to her my said Grand daughter, her Heirs & assigns. Item I give & Bequeath to my two sons Benjamin, and Samuel Turner all My Dwelling Plantation,(Except as I have already mentioned to my Wife) Four Hundred thirty Five Acres more or Less, to be in Equal Division between them, Benjamin's part to be most contagious to the Dwelling House and Samuel's part on the south side of the Plantation, Exclusive of the Dwelling House & other Improvements all which Improvements I leave to my said son Benjamin, Except on Logged House which will be on the part which will Belong to my son Samuel. All which Bequeath of my said Plantation Land Appurtenances, I leave to my said Two sons Benjamin, & Samuel Turner, their Heirs & Assigns forever, upon their paying to my grand son Samuel Turner son of Levin Dec'd, twenty Pounds, after he is of Lawful Age, Ten Pounds from Each. To my said son Benjamin I Leave one feather Bed, & Furniture, and one Negro Man Named Joe. And To my said son Samuel, I leave on Negro man Named Emmanuel, and one Quarter of an Acre Lot in the new Town Denton Caroline County, Mary Land, to him his Heirs & assigns forever.
Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Polly Turner one Negro Boy Named Elijah to her, and her Heirs, & Assigns. Item I give & Bequeath to my son Elias Turner the Wages that a Negro Man Named Ishmael May Earn by being Hired out by Either of my sons Benjamin or Samuel During my said son Elias's natural Life or the life of the Negro and after the Death of my said son Elias, said Negro I Leave to his son Levin Turner, and to my said Grand Son Levin Turner I Leave one Quarter of an Acre Lot in the Aforesaid new Town Denton to him his Heirs, & Assigns.
Item I Give, & Bequeath to my Daughter Sally Langral one Negro Girl named Rodah, now in her possession, besides what I have already given her, Also one Quarter of an Acre Lot in the aforesaid New Town Denton, To her, her Heirs, & assigns for Ever, also a Negro Woman Named Rachel, with child Named Flora to be Hired out or sold, whichever my said Daughter Sally, or her Husband Chooses, by my son Benjamin, or Samuel, and the money Given to my said Daughter Sally, or her Husband." "I Leave my old Negro Man Named Robbin, and his Wife Named Flora Free in six Months after my Discease, Obliging Prom' of such Freedom should Take place, to leave my Plantation, And not to settle nearer my Plantation than the Distance of Ten Miles, nor to come to see their children, only Twice in the year.
I do hereby Nominate, and appoint my Wife Jean Huet Turner, and my son Samuel Turner, to be Executrix and Executor of this my Last Will and Testament. Signed: Sam'l B. Turner. Witt: Rob't McGonigal, Jehu Turner, Jesse Turner. It was proved the oath of Jehu Turner and Jesse Turner the 31st day of August 1793.