"Mary Lloyd's Will,
Proved March 14, 1856
Recorded in Will Book U. Vol 20. page 449
I Mary Lloyd heretofore of the County of Chester in the State of Pennsylvania being advanced in age, but in usual health of body and of sound mind, memory and understanding, considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last Will and Testament as follows to Wit. ---
First I direct my body to be buried in a decent and Christianlike manner at the descretion of my friends, and all my just debts and funeral expenses to be honestly paid as soon after my decease as conveniently may be, and such worldly estate as I am blessed with, I give and dispose of the same as follows. ---
Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth the daughter of my son Samuel Lloyd Five Dollars
Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson Daniel Fobes Five Dollars
Item I give and bequeath to Mary Eastburn and Sarah Rebecca Eastburn the daughters of my Daughter Mary Five Dollars each.
Item I give and bequeath the sum of Forty Dollars to be put out to lawful interest on good security the interest arising therefore to go to and be paid annually to my daughter Eliza Graham during the joint lives of her and her husband, in case she shall die first than the said principle sum of Forty Dollars shall go to and be paid to my Grandson William Russel, in case the husband of my said daughter Eliza Graham dies before her, then the said sum of Forty Dollars is to be paid into her own hands and be at her disposal
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Garnet One Hundred Dollars. ---
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ester Laton my household goods. ---
Item I give and bequeath all the rest, rest residue and remainder of my estate, of what kind or nature soever the same may be equally divided among six of my children namely Esther, Horatio, Robert, Martha, Jesse, and Gibbons share and share alike. ---
And lastly I constitute, nominate and appoint Josha B. Linton of or near West Fallowfield Township in the County of Chester and the State aforesaid to be the executor of this my Will hereby revoking all other wills, legacies and bequests by one heretofore made and declaring this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the thirtieth day of May in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Three. ---
Mary Lloyd (signature) Seal
Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Testatrix as her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence and as her request have subscribed as Witnesses. ---
Hezekiah Linton (signature)
Nathan Linton (signature)
West Chester March 14th 1856. Hezekiah Linton and Nathan Linton, being affirmed did say that they were present and saw Mary Lloyd the Testatrix in the foregoing instrument of writing named, sign and seal and heard her publish pronounce and declare the same, as and for her last will and testament and that at the time of so doing she was of a sound and well disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and belief.
Affirmed before H. James Regr Be it remembered that on the fourteenth day of March A.D. 1856 the last will and testament of Mary Lloyd dec.d was, proved and approved in due form of the law and letters testamentary theron were granted to Joshua linton who was affirmed well and truley to administer the goods chattels, rights and credits of said deceased according to law, also diligently and faithfully to regard and well and truley to comply with the provisions of the law relating to collateral inheritances.
H. James, Regr. (signed)
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