Ephraim Jackson - 1732

Will of Ephraim Jackson ******** The Eleventh Day of the Seventh month (Called September) one Thousand Seven hundred & thirty two. I Ephraim Jackson of Edgmont in ye County of Chester in ye Province of Pensilvania yoeman being well stricken in Years and Calling to mind the mortality of my Body, and being of Perfect mind and memory Thanks be given to God therefore: Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. Do make & ordain this my last will and Testament: that is to say Principally & first of all I give & Recomend my Soul into ye hands of God that gave it; and for my Body I recomend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Like and Decent manner at the Descretion of my Executors hereinafter named. And as touching Such wordly Estate where with it hath pleased god to Bless me with in this life. I give Devise & Dispose of the Same in the following manner and form. Imprimis I give and Bequeath unto Rachel my Dearly Beloved wife the sum of one hundred & twenty five pounds of good & lawful money of Pensilvania to be levied & raised out of my Estate together with my best Bead Beding and all the furniture thereunto belonging or any wise appertaining, the warming pann and the box iron the ovel table & Cloth four napkins, two Chairs two Pewter Dishes, four Spoons two knives & forks, the Iron Pott that was her mothers, and the best Cow and mare, and the best Chest and Dressing Box. Item.... I give to my son John ten pounds. Item I give to my son Joseph ten pounds. Item.... I give to my son Nathaniel twenty Shillings and all the Book Debt that he oweth me. Item.... I give to my son Samuel ten pounds. Item I give to my son Ephraim twenty pounds. Item ....I give to my daughter Mary ten pounds and to her husband twenty Shillings. Item.... I give to my daughter Rachel ten pounds and twenty Shillings to her husband. Item.... I give to my son Nathan Thirty pounds all the said Legacies above mentioned to be given, to be paid to my Executors hereinafter named in Lawfull money of the County aforesaid in one year after my Decease. Item..... I give five pounds to my grand Daughter Elizabeth and five pounds to my grand son John to be paid when they Shall come to ye age of one and twenty years and my will is that when all my just Debts and my funerall Expenses and Charge Shall be paid and Discharged and Legacies; what is above Shall be Equally Divided amongst all my Children that shall be living at my Decease: Except Elizabeth and John, and my will is that all my Just Debts and Funerall Charges Shall be first paid and Discharged and that my wife shall be next and all the Rest of the money can be Raised out of that little Estate I leave behind me. AND I do hereby constitute make and ordaine my Loving wife Rachel Jackson and my Loving friend William Hammon, of Upper Providence mill in the Said County of Chester province aforsaid if he shall be in these parts to be had if not then Evan Lewis of Newtown in the County aforesd. Yoeman; to be my only and Sole Executors of this my last will and testament. Giving to them Lawfull & absolute Power and authority to Sell all my Estate both Reall and pearsonall Except what is above Bequeathed and to make a lawfull title to the Same; and full power to receive and recover all money Due to me or to become Due. And I do hereby utterly Disallow, Revoake and Disannull all and every other former Testaments wills, Legacies and Executors, by me in any wise before this time named, willed and bequeathed, Rattifing & Confirming this and no other, to be my last will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the day and year above written, Signed, Published, Pronounced by the Said Ephraim Jackson as his last will and testament in the Presence of us the Subscribers Viz: Eph: Jackson Chester March 30th: 1733;-Memo of the above will was Produced before Joseph Parker, D.Reg. for the said County of ye............. and or ye hand and Seals of all persons interested in the same who acknowledged the Said will to be the hand writing of the Testator and give their assent that same Should be provd & received in the aforsaid office. J. Parker, D.Reg.

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