Will Of Thomas Pearson Proved 25 march 1734
I, Thomas Pearson of marple in the County of Chester and Province of Pennsylvania being weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory praises be given to Almighty God, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, first and principally I command my Soul into the hands of ALmighty God that gave it, and my Body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named. And as touching all such Temporall Estate and worldly Effects as it hath pleased the Lord to bless me with, I give and dispose thereof as follows:
Imprims. I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully discharged and paid.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son John Pearson the sum of fifteen Pounds Current money of America due upon Bond to be assigned over to him by my executors hereinafter named within six months after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law John West and my Daughter Sarah his wife ten pounds current money of America to be paid unto them by my Executors within two years after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law Nicholas Rogers and my daughter Mary his wife the sum of fifteen pounds current money of America Due upon Bond to be assigned over by my Executors within six months after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law Peter Thompson and my Daughter Margery his wife the sum of fifteen pounds current money of America due upon Bond to be assigned over to them by my Executors within six months after my death.
AND WHEREAS my son Robert Pearson by divers Obligations and conditions to them is and Standeth bound unto me by virtue of them all, in the just and full sum of fifty pounds current money of America as aforesaid due and payable at the days and times in every of their limited and appointed relation thereunto had more fully appears, which said fifty pounds I give and dispose of in a manner following (viz) ten pounds part of thereof I give and bequeath unto my son John Pearson. Ten Pounds more thereof to my Son in Law John West and Sarah , his wife. Ten pounds more thereof to my Son in Law Nicholas Rogers and MAry his wife. Ten pounds more thereof to my Son in Law Peter Thompson and Margery his wife. And Ten pounds residue or remainder thereof to my son Robert Pearson aforesaid to be paid to each and every of them by my Executors in some convenient time after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my four sones Namely, Robert Pearson, Lawrence Pearson, Enoch Pearson, and Abel Pearson, to each of them five shillings to be paid to them by my Executirs.
AND ALL the REST and residue of my Estate Real and personal of what nature or kind soever, proved by any ways or means whatsoever to be my right property, claim or demand whether written or verbal agreement, I give and devise unto my dear and loveing wife Margery Pearson to her proper use, behoof, benefit and disposal forever.
And LASTLY I do nominate, constitute and ordain my trusty and well beloved friends, Bartholomew Coppock of Marple and Samuel Levis, Junr. of Springfield in the County of Chester aforesaid to be my lawful Executors of this my last will and Testament reposeing. Reposeing in them Special Trust and Confidence in the fulfilling, accomplishing and Executing thereof in every part, according to the true Intent and meaning of the same, which I doe pronounce and declare to be my last will and Testament and none other revoking hereby all former will and wills by me made either verbale or written. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal dated the sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty. 1730 Thomas Pearson
Signed , sealed and pronounced and declared by the above Thomas Pearson, the testator for and as his last will and Testament in the presence of us ye subscribers.
Rebecca Coppock, Sarah Coppock , Morda Massey.
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