THE WILL OF THOMAS HOOD
Chester County Will Book A, Vol. 1, p. 61-62.
I THOMAS HOOD of Darby in the County of Chester and province of Pennsilvania yeoman being weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory praises to God for the same doe make this my present Testament containing herein my last will in manner and form following:
Imp: I comitt my soul into the hands of almighty God my maker & my body to the Earth from whence it came and I will that all my just debts (that) I owe to any person or persons be well and truly payed without sett or contradict by my Executors after named and after my Debts payed and funerall expences discharged all the residue of my Estate I Give and Bequeath as followeth.
v First: I give and Bequeath unto my Eldest Daughter Sarah the wife of David Thomas fifty pounds....and also I give and Bequeath unto my daughter Hannah the wife of George Wood the like sum of fifty pounds current money of America...
Also I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Ann the wife of Enoch Bonsall the like sum of fifty pounds Current money of America also I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary the sum of fifty pounds Current money of America and also I give to my said Daughter Mary one Cow and one Bedd and furniture
Also I Give unto my Daughter Martha the wife of Jacob Bonsall fifty pounds Current money of America to be payed to them within six months after my Deceased by my Extrs. After named.
And my will is that my land and plantation in Darby shall be and remain for the use of all my sd. five Daughters children already born to them or to be born to them and I will that my Extrs. hereafter named shall have full and whole power to lett or sell my land and plantation as they shall find for the best advantage for the only use of my said Daughters and their children as aforesaid & if the same be sold my will is that the sale or value thereof shall be equally divided amongst my said Daughters children when the Eldest of them living shall accomplish the age of Eighteen years & also ye Interest or benefitt of the same untill the Eldest of their Children attain the age of Eighteen years and I will that the residue of my personal Estate after my said Daughters Legacies all payed shall be equally Divided amongst my said five Daughters (Excepting my Eldest Daughter Sarah) and my will is and my will is and I Give and Bequeath to her part or share to Exceed one of my other Daughters parts or share the value of fifteen pounds current money of America.
And I make and ordain my sons in law (viz.) David Thomas, George Wood, Jacob Bonsall & Enoch Bonsall Executors of this my last will and Testament.
And my will is that my said Executors David Thomas, George Wood, Jacob Bonsall and Enoch Bonsall shall sign -Seal and Deliver a firm and Legall Title to the Two Hundred acres of land which I have sold to George Godshett, the said land situate and being in Abington in ye county of Philada. in the province of Pennsilvania in America and I make and appoint my Brother John Hood and his son Jonathan Hood both of Darby in the County of Chester and province afd. to be overseers to see this my last will and Testament truly Executed.
And I revoke and annull all former wills Legacies and Executors and overseers by me heretofore made Given or appointed. In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Hood have Hereunto set my hand and Seal this Seventh Day of September Ano Domi one thousand seven hundred and Seventeen.
Thomas Hood (Seal)
Signed Sealed- Published and declare in the presence of us.
John Morris. Thomas Taylor. John Hood.
Chester ye 7th 8th 1717. Then personally appeared John Morris and Thomas Taylor two of the witnesses to the within written will who on their solemn affirmations did Declare they were present & saw the Tester therein named sign, seal publish pronounce and declare ye said writing to be the Last will and Testament and that at the doing thereof he was of sound mind and memory to the best of their understandings.
Coram. Jo. Parker. D. Rege.
Be it Remembered That ye seventh day of October. Ano Dom 1717 The Last will and Testament of Thomas Hood decd. was proved in due form of Law and probate and Letters of Admin. was in due form of law Granted to David Thomas, George Wood, Jacob Bonsall and Enoch Bonsall sole Extrs. Therein named being first attested well and truly to administer and to bring in an Inventory of ye Decd. Estate into the Regd. office for the County of Chester on or before ye seventh day of November next ensueing and to render a just account when legally thereunto required. Given under the seal of the said office.
Jo. Parker D. Rege.
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