Joshua Thomson - 1761

Joshua Thomson will 1761 Gloucester Co. West New Jersey In the name of God Amen I Joshua Thomson now of the the (sic) County of Gloucester in west new Jersey but late of the township of Ridley in the County of Chester in the province of Pennsilvania (?) Being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be given to Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the uncertainty of humean (sic) life and that it is appointed for all men once to die - do this third day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty one make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say In the first place it is my mind that my body be buried at the discretion of my executors and as to my worldly estate I give and dispose of in manner and from following that is to say ------ Item - In the first place it is my will and do order that all my just debts and funeral expences be fully satisfied and paid ---- Item - I give and bequeath to my son John the sum of five pounds current money of Pennsilvania ------ Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Levis the some of five pounds current money of Pennsilvania --- Item - I give and bequeath to my son Joshua one English shilling and his not to have any more of my estate ----- Item - I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas the sum of five pounds of like money afores'd --- Item - I give and bequeath unto my son Daniel the sum of five pounds of like money afores'd ---- Item - I give and bequeath unto my /daughters/ Abeguil Hoof and Sarah Thomson the sum of ten pounds each of current money afore'sd --- Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margerat Reed the sum of ten pounds each of current money afore'sd and my case of drawers with what she has before had --- Item - I give and bequeath unto my son Nathan the sum of ten pounds of like money afores'd with my riding mare bridle and saddle and my fowling gun --- Item - I give and bequeath unto my grandson Joseph Thomson the sum of one English shilling and he is not to have any more of my estate in right of his father my son Mordecai dec'ed --- Item it is my will and mind that all the rest and residue of my estate of what nature or kind soever after the afore'sd legacies and my just debts are paid I give devise and bequeath to be equally divided between my sons John Thomas Daniel and Nathan & my daughters Mary Levis Abeguil Hoof Sarah Thomson and Margaret Reed, share and share alike and do make constitute and appoint my son John Thomson and my son-in-law Samuel Levis to be whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me heretofore made and ordering this and none other to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this third day of May 1761 as afore'sd--- Signed sealed published pronounced Joshua Thomson (seal) & declared by the s'd Joshua Thomson to be his last will and testament In the presence of us ---- With the word /daughters/ in 25th line on the other side Interlined Charles Grantum John Morton Chester May 28th will is proved before H. H. Graham recorded book D page 335. -------------- A true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels rights credits and personal estate of Joshua Thomson late of Ridley in the County of Chester (?) Decea'd taken and appraised by us the subscribers at the request of John Thomson & Samuel Levis the execut of the s'd decea'd this 5th day of June Anno Dopm. 1761--- To purse and apparel 13.12.2 To a debt due from Mordecai Thomson estate being the remainder of the purchase money of his plantation 83.0.0 To one silver watch 3.10.0 To the best bed & boulster 4.10.0 To another Ditto and pillow old 3.0.0 To one chest 1.0.0 To an arm chair and 4 other chairs .15.0 To one warming pann .10.0 To And iron .7.6 To fire shovel & tongs .7.0 To a table .15.0 To Books .7.6 To a hone .7.6 To a mare saddle & bridle and a fowling gun 12.10.0 To a case of drawers 3.0.0 To 4 sheets a pillow case and 2 blankets 1.18.0 To a gunter scale and money sealed & with .13.6 To spectacles razor inkhorn & tobacco box & buttons .8.0 To saddle bags a bowl & c. .2.6 To 2 bed quilts .15.0 To bed steads & Matt .7.6 To a share in the Darby Library 3.5.0 [total ]- £ 135.1.2 Appraised by us John Morton Charles Grantum ---------- Notes: His daughter Mary Levis - Mary Thomson married Samuel Levis on 12 Jun 1742 son of Samuel Levis and Hannah Stretch - documented in History of Chester Co. PA. Joshua - possible brother of Peter Thomson, is listed as executor of his Peter Thomsonís estate in 1747. Joshua also named with his son, Joshua Jr. as witnesses in the Will of his possible brother Moses Thomson in 1745.





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