WILL OF JOHN BROOMALL, 1729
In the name of God, Am [amen], on the twenty-third day of ye fourth month [June], In the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred twenty and nine, viz,1729, I, John Broomal, off the township of Nether Providence, in the County of Chester, and province of Pennsylvania, yeoman, being much indysposed in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks begiven unto god for the same, calling into mind the mortality off my body, and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to dye, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, in manner and form following. That is to say, first and principally, I give up my soul in the hands of God who gave it me, and for my body, I commend it to the earth, to be burried in christian and decent manner in the burying place of Friends, in the township of Upper providence, and as touching such wordly estate, wherewith it has pleased God to bless [me] in this life, I give, devise, and bequeath, and dispose of the same in manner and form following.
First. I will and ordain all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid out of my estate, the chief of which debts is the quit rent and the mortgage money to be paid into the loan office at Philadelphia.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son, John Broomal, my full and whole Real Estate viz my plantation tract of land and all here??? & appurtenances thereunto belonging, lying and being in the township of Nether Providence aforesaid, viz. - Half the profits thereof while my wife lives, if he manage the same,and other ???sewholy to possess the same and to have, hold and occupy, possess and enjoy the sd [said] plantation, to him his heirs and assigns forever; and also I give and bequeath to my said son, two horses, plow and plow gear, and one cart and wheels, and the utensells thereunto belonging, he, my said son John Broomal, paying out of the aforesaid estate, one year after my wife's decease, four pounds unto my daughter Lydia, and four pounds more in two years after my wife's decease unto my daughter Elin and and four pounds more in three years after my wife's decease unto my daughter Mary and four pounds more in four years after my wife;s decease unto my daughter Jane. Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife, Mary Broomal, one half of the yearly profits of my said plantation, and liberty to dwell in my dwelling during her natural life.
Item. I give and bequeath to my said wife, all the rest of my stock of cattle, horses, household goods, bills, bonds,debts, dues, and demands whatsoever, with all and every part of my personal estate not before mentioned, to be wholly at her dysposal after my decease, and of this my last will, I make and ordain my dear and loving wife, Mary Broomal, my full and whole Executrix, and my friend, John Crosby, to be her assistant to assist to assist [sic] her when need shall require, and I do hereby utterly dysallow, revoke, and annul all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies, bequests, and executors by me any way before this time named, willed and bequeathed..... Ratifying and Confirming, this and none other to be my last will and testament..... In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, dated the day and year above written.
Signed sealed published pronounced and observed by the said John Broomal } of his? last will and testament in the ???? off ?? .......................................................
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JOHN B BROOMAL
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William X Byron
21 Augt 1729 [sic- this must be the date of his death, written later]
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