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George Wood, 1696

This Twentieth Day of the fifth month one thousand six hundred ninety-six George Wood of Darby in the county of Chester and Province of Pensilvania yeoman being in perfect memory and Remembrance praised be to God do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament of all my outward Estate in manner & form following viz. First I give unto my Daughter Mary one Shilling. Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth one shilling. Item I give unto my Daughter Elinor one shilling. Item I give unto my Son John all my Lands Buildings goods & chattels personal and Real Estate whatever and I do make my son John my sole Exr. Of this my last will & Testament Revoking all other Wills & Testaments and do nominate John Blunston and Thomas Worth Overseers to see that this my Last Will be performed. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal George Wood (Seal) Sealed and Deliver in the presents of Benjamin Cliffe and Josias Fearne

Phila Aug 24th 1706 Then personally appeared Josias Fearne one of the Witnesses to the above within Will on his solemn affirmation did declare he saw the above named George Wood Sign Seal Publish and Declare the writing to be his Last Will & Testament & that at the doing thereof he was of sound mind memory & understanding to the best of their knowledge Coram: Pet Evans D. Reg. Be it remembered that on the 24th day of Aug 1706. The Last Will and Testament of George Wood was proved in due form of Law and probate & Sine of adm. Was granted to John Wood the Exr. Therein named being first…well & truly to adm. And to bring in Inventory of the Deced. Estate unto the Reg Office at Phila on or before the 24th day of Sept. next given under the Seal of said office

Pet Evans D Reg.
Philadelphia County Will Book C, p. 37, Will # 28.

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