___I give and bequeath to my Son Benjamin Harris, and to his Heirs and Assigns all my Land, being part of a tract of Land called the Ridge and purchased of a certain John Stoddert by me for two hundred acres, but it is my will and desire that Edy Harris relict of my Son James Harris, may have, hold, possess, occupy, and peaceably enjoy during her Widowhood all that part of the aforesaid Land bequeathed to my Son Benjamin above, that lies on the west side of a small branch running from Pomokhoy Road through the Plantation where my Son James Harris fomerly lived till it empties into a branch known by the name of Hyne's branch and down the said Hyne's branch till it interseck the Land of a certain John Manning it being the part where she the said Edy Harris now lives and posesses, she paying the yearly rents becoming due to the Lord Proprietary for the same.
Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Harris Robey one Negro Man named Sangoe
Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson William Harris his choice one feather bed, one rug, one blanket, and a pair of sheets
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lydia Steal one feather bed of new feathers.
Item I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid son Benjamin Harris all my stock of horses, mares, cattle and hogs, and all my houshold furniture, except what is other ways disposed of by this will
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son John Harris, Daughters, Ann Owen, Elizabeth Wilson, Mary Burch, Eleanor Wedding, and Sarah Robey, five shillings current money each. Lastly I do hereby nominate, ordain, constitute and appoint my Son Benjamin Harris whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament, revoking and making void all other will or wills by me heretofore made
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this second day Sept in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five.
Signed: John Harris (his mark) Signed Sealed published and declared by the aforesaid John Harris, as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who subscribe the same as evidences in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other John Webster Robert Vermillion Burch Vermillion
At the foot of the aforegoing will was thus written viz: Prerogative Office to wit December 21st 1776 Came John Wester (sic), Robert Vermillion, and Burch Vermillion the three subscribing witnesses to the within will and made oath that they saw John Harris the Testator make his mark to and seal this will, and that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that at the time of his so doing he was of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their apprehensions and that they severally signed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other. Sworn before me Elie Vallette Regl