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Frank Brown (1846-1920)
MSA SC 3520-1473
Governor of Maryland, 1892-1896

Last Will and Testament of Frank Brown

I, Frank Brown, of baltimore City, in the State of Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, intending hereby to dispose of my entire estate, real, personal, and mixed and wheresoever situate, including any properyt which I may hereafter acquire, and intending to exercise all powers of disposition which I may have under any will or deed or in any other manner, whatsoever, hereby revoking all former wills made by me.

First: I direct my executor to pay all my just debts and my funeral expenses, and to place a small headstone over my grave on my lot in Greenmount Cemetery in which my wife is buried.

Second: I name and appoint my daughter, Mary R. Brown Dieterich as my successor in a trust created by the will of my cousin, Florence Patterson Carroll, for the purpose of providing a permanent income to maintain and keep in repair Springfield Presbyterian Church; graveyard and property near Sykesville, Carroll County, Maryland, with this bequest of Five thousand dollars to me as trustee, less the inheritance tax, I received the sum of Forty-eight hundred and seventy-five dollars, and personally added One hundred and twenty-five dollars, which is invested in Baltimore City Stock, Server Loan 1980, 3 1/2 per cent Certificate No. D348 for Five thousand dollars. The entire income from this investment has been paid regularly to the Trustees of the Church for the purpose of assisting in keeping in repair and maintaining the Church property, etc. These payments have been made the first of January and July or April and October, each and every year as interest on the investment is collected, all of which will be shown by my private books in my office.

Third: I give and bequeath the sum of Three Hundred dollars to my daughter Mary Ridgely Brown Dieterich, In Trust, to apply the income derived from the same in keeping in repair my family lot in Greenmount Cemetery.

Fourth: I give, devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my property and estate, real, personal and mixed and wheresoever situate, including any property to which I may hereafter acquire and any property over which I might have any power of disposition under any will or deed or in any other manner whatsoever, to my daughter Mary Ridgely Brown Dieterich, her heirs and personal representatives, absolutely.

Fifth: I hereby appoint my daughter Mary Ridgely Brown Dieterich sole executrix of this my last will and testament, and I direct that she shall be excused from giving bond for the performance of her duties as executrix.

In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty eighth day of april in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen.

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