Naturalization Record
Will of Henry Stoffel
Colonial Maryland Naturalizations Records
35.   September 1, 1757               August 31, 1757        BT- 2,6
Shilling, Jacob Jr.
Church of England

Last Will and Testament of Henry Stoffel
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: I Henry Stoffel of Frederick County and State of Maryland being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing mind memory and understanding thanks be to God for the same And being desirous to settle all my worldly affairs before I depart this life Do therefore publish pronounce and declare those presents to be my last will and Testament in manner and form following-to wit:  FIRST-it is my will and desire and I do hereby order and direct that all my legal and just Debts shall be fully satisfied and paid off as soon a may be after my decease And all my Estate both real and Personal then remaining I Give and Bequeath unto my dear wife Christiana during her natural life to be Applied and disposed of as she may think proper and after her decease I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah wife of John Hamilton living in Kentucky the Sum of One Spanish Milled Dollar to be paid to her out of my Estate in full for her Share of my said Estate-I Also Give and bequeath unto my son George Stoffel the Sum of one Spanish Milled dollar to be paid to him out of my Estate the same to be in full for his Share-And all the residue and remaining  part of my Estate Real and Personal be the same of what kind or nature soever I give and Bequeath to be equally Divided between all the remaining Part of my Children and Grand Children not yet before named-VIZ: to each of my Sons Henry, Jacob, Abraham, and Isaac one equal Share and to George Shankle and Elisabeth Shankle heirs of my Daughter Christiana Shankle Deceased Jointly one Equal Share and to the Lawfull heirs of my Daughter Catherine Mills one equal Share of my Real and Personal Estate aforesaid and Lastly I constitute and Appoint my beloved wife Christiana Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making Void all former Will or Bequest by me at any time heretofore made or Executed ratifying and confirming this and none other to me my Last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed my Seal this Twenty Fifth day of July One thousand eight hundred  __________
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced & declared by the said Henry Stoffel as and for his last will & Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and all in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereunto

Lawrence Brengle, Nicholas Zimmerman, Henry Faglor
Henry  X  Stoffel
Church of England: b. Prince George's County, MD, September 1, 1730; d. November 18, 1800; Probationer St. Anne's Parish 1756-1759, Curate Prince George's Parish 1759-1761?
Brooke, Clement
Maryland Frederick County January 25th. 1802.
Then came Lawrence Brengle Nicholas Zimmerman & Henry Faglor the three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and Testament of Henry Stoffel late of Washington county & State of virginia Deceased and made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the Testator therein named Sign and Seal this will that they heard him Publish Pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their Apprehension of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding that they respectively Subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the Presence and at the request of the Testator and all in the presence of each Other.
George Murdock Reg.
To see a scanned copy of the orginal will, click 1   2   3
(Full copy is broken down into three parts)
Thanks to Ron Utz for contributing this piece of history.