Will of George Brown, of West Nantneal Twp, Chester Co. Pa.
Will book D,vol 4, pg 445
Records of Chester County,Pa.
This was copied from a photocopy of the actual handwritten document.
In the name of God, Amen, this tenth day of April in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty six, I, George Brown of Chester County, Gentleman, being very sick and grave in body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Chris- tian and decent manner at the discretion of my estate nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall revisit the same again by the mighty power of God, and astounding such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life.
I give divide and dispose of the same in the following Manner and Term, Imprimis.(?)
It is my will and I do order in the first place all of my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Mary sufficient maintenance while the she remains a widow and if she alters her con- dition and marries I allow unto her the sum of sixty pounds of lawful money, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jean her maintenance of the estate til she comes to age and sixty pounds lawful money the one half to be paid when at age and the other half in three years after, I likewise give and bequeath unto my youngest daughter Mary her maintenance til she comes to age and sixty pounds of lawful money the one half to be paid when at age and the other half in three years after. I give unto my two sons Alexander and William the remaining part of my estate Goods and Chattles after paying the legacies to be equally divided when my eldest son Alexander comes of age or soon after if any of my two sons die afore they come to age his share is to fall to the other. I appoint my wife Mary Brown and William McCamant (?????) to this my last will and testament in witness there- of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced
and Declared by the (?) George Brown
as his last will and testament in
the presence of the subscribers
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