Isaac Longacre, 1784

In the Name of God Amen, I, Israel Longacre, of the Township of Ridley in the County of Chester and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, yeoman, being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory. Calling to mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time and being mindfull to settle my worldly affairs according to my mind do this 26th day of July Ano que Domini one thousand seven hundred and eighty four made and ordain this my last will of Testament in manner following It is my will that my body be buried in a decent manner by my Executors herein after named and that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

Item: I give unto my daughter, Ann, the sum of Twenty pounds which with what I have already given is to be in full of her share.

Item: I give unto my son, Israel, my black gelding colt, and also the sum of twenty pounds and also feather beds, bedding with furniture.

Item: I give unto my daughter, Elizabeth, one bed and furniture to be equal in quality to the one I have already given my daughter, Ann, and also the sum of twenty pounds.

Item: I give unto my son, Andrew, the brown mare which he now commonly rides.

Lastly I give, devise and bequeth unto my two sons, Andrew and Peter, my plantation on which I now dwell situate in Ridley and also that tenement and tract of six acres of lands I purchased of John Hendrickson to hold them the said Andrew and Peter, their heirs, and aforesigns forever in quantity and quality equally to be divided and I do hereby make constitute and appoint my said two sons, Andrew and Peter to be my Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making null and void all other wills by me heretofore made do declare this and this only to be my last will and testament. I witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day above said.

Wit: Thomas Smith, John Price, and Ruth Pierce


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