In the name of God Amen The Fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy four
I Andrew Kirkpatrick in the county of Chester being of perfect mind and memory thanks be unto God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body
and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament
that is to say ??rincinally & ????? of all I give recommend into the hands of God that gave it
and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and descent manner at the direction of my Executors
not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God
& as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life.
I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form.
FIRST I give to my beloved sone (sic) John Kirkpatrick ten pounds of good and lawful money to be (paper fold obscures the next few words) [raised and levied out of] my estate.
Likewise I give to my beloved daughter Marey (sic) five pounds to be raised and levied out of my estate.
Likewise I give to my beloved son William five pounds to be raised and levied out of my estate.
Likewise I give to my beloved son James ten pounds to be raised and levied out of my estate.
Likewise I give to my beloved son Andrew ten pounds to be raised and levied out of my estate.
Likewise I give to my beloved sons Andrew and Joseph & my beloved daughter Catarine the remainder of my estate
allowing my dearly beloved wife Barbarah her maintaina(nce) her life
the remainder of my estate to be divided into three equal shares betwixt Andrew, Joseph & Catarine
constituting Andrew and Joseph my only and sole executors of this my last will and testament allowing six years to pay of legatees after my decease.
Andrew Kirkpatrick [Seal]
Joseph X Millar
East Caln January 14th 1785
The personally appearing Joseph Millar and on the Eighth of June in the same year personally appeared James Scott
(remainder of this line is unreadable from a fold in the paper) depose declare and say that they were present and saw and heard Andrew Kirkpatrick the above testator
above named sign publish pronounce and declare the foregoing writing ???
??nd for his last will and testament and at the doing there of he was a of a sound well disposing mind and memory to the best of their understanding.
Sworn before John Beaton Reg