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Text of Will of Phillip Yarnall, 1758
Chester County Will # uncertain, possibly # 1758


Copied by Mary Card Yarnell
spelling and punctuation as in the original
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I Phillip Yarnall of Edgmont in the County of Chester in the Province of Pensyl- vania yeoman being weak of Body but of Sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same Do make this my last will & Testament in manner following Resigning my Soul to God that Gave it and my body to be Buried at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named also I will that all my Just Debts and funerall Charges be Duly Discharged and as to the Residue of my temporal Estate I Leave and Dispose of in manner following , first I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved wife Mary my two best fether Beds and furniture thereunto Belonging, also one Iron Pot and Kettle two thirds of all my Brass and Pewter one Case of Drawers one ovil Table one Mare and one Cow of her own Choosing for her own Proper use & Disposal, Likewise two third parts of my Dwelling house Barn & Stables with one Hundred and thirty acres of the westwardly Side of my Land to be Devided by a Stright line from Francis Smedleys land to Isaac Yarnalls land to use at her Discretion During her Natural Life---

I Give and Devise to my Son Phillip Seventy four acres & three Quarters of an acre of the Eastwardly Side of my Land to be Bounded by a Stright line from Francis Smedleys land to Isaac Yarnalls Land to be for the only Proper use of him his heirs and assigns for Ever, and the Previledg of one third Part of my Dwelling house Barns and Stables During his mothers Natural Life.

I Give and Devise to my Son David Yarnall all that my Plantation and Tract of land which I Bought of George Hall Containing one hundred and Sixty five acres Lying and being in the township of Kennit, for the only Proper use of him his heirs and assigns for Ever he Paying into the hands of my Execitors hereafter named the sum of One Hundred and fifty Pounds lawfull money of Pensylvania in manner following that is to Say thirty Pounds in three months after my Deceas and thirty Pounds in twelve months after that and thirty Pounds yearly and Every untill the above Said Sum of one Hundred and fifty Pounds be fully Paid----

I Give to my Son Abraham the Sum of five Shillings to be Paid by my Executors in twelve months after my Deceas ----

I Give to my Daughter Jane Yarnall the Sum of fifty Pounds Lawfull money of Pensylvania to be Paid by my Executors in twelve months after my Decease

I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Yarnall the Sum of fifty Pounds Lawfull money of Pensylvania to be Paid by my Executors in twelve months after my Deceas

I Give to my Daughter Esther the Sum of fifty Pounds Lawfull Money of Pensylvania to be Paid by my Executors in twelve months after my Deceas

I Give to my Daughter Mary the Sum of fifty Pounds Lawfull money of Pensylvania to be Paid by my Executors in twelve months after my Deceas

I Give to my Grandson Phillip Bonsall the Sum of ten Pounds to be Paid in Lawfull money of Pensylvania by my Executors when he Comes to the age of twenty one years, and if any of my above Said Daughters or my Grandson Shall Happen to Dye in their Minority and without Issue then my will is that their Shares Shall be Equally Devided amongst the Rest of my Daughters, -- And my will farther is that after the Deceas of my above Said wife that the one Hundred and thirty acres of Land and mantion House Shall be appraised and if any of my Said Children will hold it and Pay the others of my sd Children their Equil Proportions of the value there of it is well otherwise it may be Sold & Every of my above named Children Sons and Daughters Shall have an Equal Share of the money that it shall Sell for. Provided my Personal Estate Do Pay the Respective Legacies above Given otherwise to be made up out of the above Said one Hundred and thirty acres of Land after the Deceas of my Sd wife and then the Remainer to be Devided as above --- ---

And I do nominate and appoint my well Beloved wife Mary & my Son Phillip Yarnall my Executors of this my last will and Testament and Do nominate and appoint my Brotherinlaws Joshua Hoopes & George Ashbridge trustees to See that this y will is Proformed, hereby makeing null and void all and Every former or other will or wills by me at any time or times heretofore made for Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Seventh Day of the Eleventh month, Anno Dom 1758
-------------------------------- Philip Yarnall

Signed Sealed Published and Declared
by the Sd Phillip Yarnall to be his
Last Will & testament in the Presents of us
Josiah Lewis
Moses Meredith
6th Decemr 1758 Affd
Invy 6th Janry
Ex'crs Affd

Chester, December 6th 1758 Then personally appeared Josiah Lewis & Moses Meredith the witnesses to the foregoing written will and, being of the people called Quakers, on their solemn affirmations according to law did Solemnly Sincerely and truly declare, affirm and say that they were personally present and did See and hear Philip Yarnall ye testator before named Sign Seal Publish Pronounce and Declare the foregoing Writing as and for his last will and Testament and that at the doing thereof he was of Sound mind and memory to the Best of their understanding and that their Names Subscribed thereto were of their own respective proper hands Writing
Affirmd Before me Jo Parker?. d. reg.


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