Mary Bunn - 1846

Will of Mary Bunn Chester Co., PA Wills Book 19, pages 129/130 Dated: 27 July 1846 Proved: 15 September 1846 Exr: John Ralston Mary Bunn’s Will} In the name of God amen, I Mary Bunn of the Township of Honeybrook County of Chester and State of Pennsylvania being in feeble health of Body but of sound mind and Memory and understanding & considering the uncertainty of the Transitory life do publish and make this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form following, to wit - - First it is my will and I do order that all my Just Debts and funeral Expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my Decease. Item – I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Brower the bed, bedstead and bedding up stairs consisting of four sheets, two pillows & cases, Bolster and two cases & Coverlet Blanket & bed quilt Together with my best Calico dress. Item – I give to my daughter Hannah Piersol my black Shawl. Item – I give and bequeath to my daughter Barbara Hunter my other Shawl. Item – I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter, Frances Hunter, the piece of Calico now in the house. Item – I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter Margaret Bunn my Glass Sugar Bowl, and to my two Granddaughters each – to Hannah ½ dozen plates & to Mary Bunn a half dozen china cups & Saucers. Item – I give and bequeath to my daughter Frances Lewis the remainder of my wearing apparel and the remaining part of the contents of the cupboard & my Silver Spectacles. Item – I give and bequeath to my son William Bunn the large family Bible. The residue of my property to be sold if it should be found necessary to pay my funeral Expenses and procure head and foot stones for my grave & the grave of my deceased husband Benjamin Bunn. If, however, the proceeds of the sale of such articles as is my will shall be disposed of be insufficient to meet the expenses specified, then the bed, Bedstead & bedding on which I lie (down stairs) shall be sold and the ballance (if any) paid to my daughter Frances Lewis. And lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint John Ralston to be the Executor of this my will hereby revoking all other wills, Legacies & bequests by me heretofore made & declaring this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the twenty seventh day of July One thousand Eight hundred and forty six. her Mary X Bunn Mark Signed, Sealed and Declared by the Testator as her last Will & Testament in the presence of us The interlining all done before signing. Thomas Walker, Peter Dampman, Jr. West Chester, Sept. 15, 1846 Then personally Appeared Thomas Walker & Peter Dampman, Jr. who on their Solemn Oath did depose & say that they were personally present & did see & hear Mary Bunn the testatrix the within instrument of writing named sign, seal, publish, pronounce & declare the same as & for her Last Will & Testament & at the time of so Doing she was of a sound & well disposing mind & memory to the best of their knowledge & belief. Sworn before me Henry Buckwalter, Regr. Page 130 Be it remembered that on the fifteenth Day of September A.D. 1846 the last Will and Testament of Mary Bunn, deceased, was proved & approved in due form of Law and Letters Testamentary were duly granted to John Ralston who was appointed well and truly to administer the goods and chattels, rights & credits of said Decd according to Law also diligently & faithfully to regard & well & truly comply with the Provision of the law relating to collateral inheritance. Henry Buckwalter, Regst.

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