WILL OF RECORD, EAST NANTMEAL TOWNSHIP,
CHESTER COUNTY, PA.
WILL OF RICHARD TEMPLIN
September 25, 1822
In the Name of God Amen, I Richard Templin of East Nantmeal Township, Chester County and State of Pennsylvania. Considering the uncertainty of this Transitory life and knowing that it is appointed for all the human once to die, being possessed of a sound mind and memory do think proper to make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows (to wit) principally and first of all I commend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christainlike manner at the disgression of my Executors hereinafter named. As to such worldly Estate as I shall be possessed of at the time of my Decease I direct to be disposed of as follows: it is my Will that my Executors as soon as convenient after my decease shall expose all my personal Estate to public sale (my books & clothes excepted) my Books I leave to be equally divided between Richard Templin Downing, John Downing, Samuel Downing, and Sarah Downing by my Executors hereinafter named, and further it is my Will that James Rea shall have all my wearing apparel. I remember my Grandchildren, sons and daughters of Samuel Jacobs and Sarah Jacobs, with the affection due to them but as I have already given their Father and Mother namely Samuel Jacobs and my Daughter Sarah Jacobs their full share of my Estate Real and Personal I cannot leave them any more, and further it is my Will that Eliza Rea shall have Twenty Dollars in lieu of her Freedom and further it is my Will that all my real Estate shall be sold in one year after my decease by my Executors and after paying all my just Debts Funeral Expenses including a head and foot stone to my grave likewise the Twenty Dollars to Eliza Rea before mentioned and further it is my Will that in two years after my decease my Executors shall collect the whole of the money arising from the sale of my Real and Personal Estate and (after deducting as above) Divide the same Equally between my Grandchildren the sons and daughter of Samuel Downing and Elizabeth Downing Namely Richard Templin Downing, John Downing, Samuel Downing and Sarah Downing Share and Share alike. And lastly I do nominate Constitute and Appoint my friends Owen Evans and John Templin to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all Wills and bequests heretofore by me made and Declaring this and no other to be my last Will. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-fifth day of September in the Year of our Load, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Two.
Richard X Templin
James Summons (affirmed 30th of November, 1824)
Same day John Templin Sworn
West Chester November 30th, 1824 then personally appeared Caleb Summons and James Summons who being solemnly affirmed in due form of Law did severally declare and say that they were personally present and did see and hear Richard Templin, the Testator in the foregoing Instrument of writing named sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same as and for his Last Will and Testament and that at the doing thereof he was of a sound mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and belief.
JOSEPH PEARCE, Register
Be it remembered that on the 30th day of November Anno Domini 1824 the Last Will and Testament of Richard Templin was proved and approved in due form of Law and Letters Testamentary thereon was granted to John Templin one of the Executors thereon named (the Other Executor thereon named to wit Owen Evans being deceased) who was sworn to execute a true and perfect inventory into the Register Office at West Chester on or before the 30th day of December next and to settle the account of his administration within one year from this time or when thereunto legally required.
JOSEPH PEARCE, Register
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