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Will of Hannah Yarnall, dated 5th 6m, 1822
Chester County Will # 7235
Will Book A real 14 page 208

copied by Linford H. Yarnall
spellings as in the original

Be it remembered that I Hannah Yarnall of the township of Willistown in the County of Chester & State of Pennsylvania, widow, being weak of Body, but favoured with a sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, and being sensible of the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make & Ordain this my last Will and testament in manner following, to wit.

In the first place, I desire that all my Just Debts and funeral Expenses be fairly discharged as soon as convenient after my decease ~ ~

Item, I give & bequeath to my daughter Jane Sellers, fifteen Dollars, and to my daughter Sarah Sheldron fifteen Dollars, and to my daughter Ann Gest the sum of fifteen Dollars, all to be paid in Current money of Penna. within one year after my decease, out of my personal Estate. ~

Item I give & bequeath to my sons Mordecai and Lewis Yarnall the sum of one Dollar to each of them. ~

I give and bequeath to my grandson Hase Nathan Yarnall the sum of ten Dollars current money of Penna. to be pd. to him when he arrives at the age of twenty one years. ~

Item I give and devise to my son Nathan Yarnall and to his heirs & assigns for ever that part of my plantation situate in the said township of Willistown on the North East side of providence road, where said road now passes, containing about one quarter of an Acre, more or less, with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging. ~

Item I give & devise to my three daughters Mary Yarnall Hannah Yarnall and Edith Yarnall and to the survivors of them and to the survivors heirs & Assigns forever all the rest of my plantation or tract of land situate in the said township of Willistown bounded by lands of my son Nathan, Aaron Vodges, Nathan Evans and others containing forty Eight Acres, more or less, together with the Buildings hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, And I also give & bequeath to my sd. three daughters Mary, Hannah and Edith all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate of what kind so ever the same may be. ~

And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my daughter Mary Yarnall and my daughter Hannah Yarnall to be Executrixes of this my Will hereby revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made, declaring this and no other to be my last Will and Testament, In witness whereof I the said Hannah Yarnall have hereunto set my hand and Seal the fifth day of the sixth month in the year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundren & twenty two. ~ 1822 ~

Hannah Yarnall

Signed, Sealed published &
declared by the said testatrix
as her last Will and Testament
in the presence of us
who in her presence and
at her request have subscribed
as Witnesses

Thomas Massey } affirmed Feby 13. 1823
Joseph H. Pratt } Same day Hannah Yarnall dau of the Execs affd

Benj.m Yarnall not present

West Chester February 13th. 1823 Then personally appeared Thomas Massey and Joseph H. Pratt who being solemnly affirmed in due form of law did Severally declare and Say that they were personally present and did See and hear Hannah Yarnall the Testatrix in the foregoing instrument of Writing named Sign Seal publish pronounce and declare the same as and for her last will and testament and that at the doing thereof she was of a sound and well disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and belief.

Affirmed before D Hiester Regr.

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