Will of Joseph Jackson ********** To all People to whom this present Writing may come (be it known) that I Joseph Jackson of Londongrove, in the County of Chester & Province of Pennsylvania (Yeoman) being weak of Body but of Perfect mind and Memory, Thanks be given to God, Therefore calling to mind the Uncertainty of Time here on earth & the Usual course into which all, Mankind is subject, which is Mortality; & for Avoiding future Trouble have made this my last Will & Testament in manner as followeth: Imp--rs Or first of all, I resign my Spirit unto the Lord my Creator that gave it, & do order that my Body be decently Buried, & also that my just Debts & Funeral Charges be first paid & Discharged out of my personal Estate. Item..... I give and bequeath unto my Dear & Loving Wife Susanah, her Heirs & Assigns, all the Rents Issues & profits of my Lands with the Profits of my Mill Untill my sons herein after named comes of age to enjoy them(Provided she Remains my Widdow) but in case she should Mary or Decease before that Time, then it is my Will (that if Marry) one half of the Profits Arising from the Rent of my Lands & Mill, should go to my Aforementioned Wife to her Heirs & Assigns forever: and the other half of that Profits to be Divided amongst my Children Share & share alike. (Except my Daughter Rachel) And if my Wife Should Decease before Marriage; or before all my Children arrives of age, then it is my will, that the Profits Arising from my Lands & Mill as Afores. Should be Equally Divided between my Children Share & Share alike (Rachel only Excepted) Untill they come of Age each to enjoy their Respective Portions & parts thereof as by me hereafter Will's & Bequeathed; It being my Will that when a Son or Daughter or any of my Children comes of Age to enjoy their Portion or Legacies: that they shall not from Thenceforward have any claim to the profits of the Residue or my Afores Lands and Mill, but that the same should go the Support of the Younger Children, untill they all (if he lives) come of Age each to enjoy their Portions & Legacies. ---- I also give & Bequeath unto my Afores. Wife Two Hundred Pounds, Lawful Money of Pennsylvania, & Fifty Pounds more of like Money which I shall order my Son Samuel to pay unto her, Two Years after he arrives to the Age of Twenty one Years (Provided She Remains my Widdow & lives to that time) but in case She should Marry or Decease before that Time, Than it is my Will, that he shall be Wholy Exempt from paying............................ Also it is my Will that the Children shall not be charged for their bringing up while under age. Niether for Diet, Washing, Lodging, Apparel, nor learning, and I do order that my Plantation be kept in good Repairs; The land not Cleared nor the Timber Destroyed, any more that what is Necessary for Repairing of Buildings, of Fences & Fuel for the Fire, Untill my Sons comes of Age to Inherit them. Item.... I give & Bequeath unto my Soninlaw John Jordan, Three pounds Lawful Money Afores. Item.... I give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Rachel Wife of John Jordan Afores. Two Hundred pounds lawful money Afores Item .....I give & Bequeath unto my Son Ephraim One Hundred & Six Acres, of the North End of that Plantation which I purchased of John Jackson, as it now stands Divided of by a late Survey. Also one fourth part of my Mill, to him his Heirs & Assigns forever. Item I give & Bequeath unto my Son John, his Heirs & Assigns forever the Plantation that John Jordan new lives on (which formerly belonged to Richard Bennett) Containing by Estimation Fifty Acres be the same more or less Together with one Hundred & Twelve Acres of leased Land Adjoining it, As Also one Fourth part of my Mill, And One Hundred & Fifty Pounds Current money to him his Heirs & Assigns Forever. Item I give & Bequeath unto my Son Josiah the South end or Remainder of that Tract of Land which I purchased from John Jackson as afores.; as it now stands Divided from that which I Will'd to my Son Ephraim Also one fourth part of my Mill to him his Heirs & Assigns forever. Item...... I give & bequeath unto my son Samuel his Heirs & Assigns forever this Plantation whereon I now Dwell, Containing by Estimation One Hundred & Fifty Acres (Be the same more or less) together with the last of Remaining fourth part of my Mill, with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging, when he arrives to the Age of Twenty one Years. He paying Out of the Same, Seventy Pounds, Lawful Money Afores. to my daughter Sarah in one Year after he comes to the Age of Twenty one Years as Afores. And Fifty Pounds more of like Money to my Wife, in Two Years after he comes to the age Afores. (Provided She lives & Remains my Widdow) but if she should Mary or Decease before that time, then it is my Will, that he Shall be Wholy Exempt from paying the Sum of Fifty Pounds as Afores. Item I give & Bequeath Unto my Soninlaw, James Jackson, Three pounds Lawful Money Afores. Item I give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary, Wife of James Jackson Afores. the Sum of Sixty pounds Current money Afores. Item I give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah One Hundred & Twenty Pounds Current money Afores. within one year after my Decease. Item...... I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Susanah One Hundred & Twenty Pounds Lawful money Afores. when she arives to the Eighteenth Year of her Age. Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Alice One Hundred & Twenty pounds Lawful Money Afores. when She Arives to the Eighteenth year of her Age. Item....... I give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah, One Hundred & Forty pounds Lawful Money Afores. Viz; Seventy pounds when she arives to the Eighteenth Year of her age. And Seventy Pounds that I have ordered my Son Samuel, to pay unto her in one year after he is of Age as aforesaid. AND if my Estate Should fall Short in paying the Debts & Legacies Above mentioned, my Will is that there Should be a Deduction out of each Legacies-Share, equally Proportionable to the sum bequeathed, AND if it should happen that there be Overplus, after paying the Debts & Legacies afores. my Will is & I order that it shall be Divided between my Wife & her own Children share & share alike, my Daughter Rachel Excepted. And if any one or more of my Children Should Dye, before he thee or they may come of Age, my Will is that their Shares so Dying should be Divided between my Wife & Surviving Children Share & Share alike, my Daughter Rachel Excepted. Lastly,I nominate Constitute & Appoint my Dear & well Beloved Wife Susanah Afores. & my much Esteemed fr. & near Neighbour Samuel Morton, Whole & Sole Exc'rs to this My Will & I do hereby Renounce & Utterly make Void all other & former Will or Wills,by me heretofore made, Declaring this & not other to be my last Will & Testament According to the true Intent & meaning thereof. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal-this Fifth(???)Day of the Ninth(???)Month in the ear of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty. Signed Sealed Published & Declared by the said Joseph Jackson to his last Will & Testment in the presence of us ... ----- Joseph Jackson Richard Flower James Willson Isaac Jackson Joseph Jackson Will Proved 15th December 1760 Recorded Book D page 294 Chester December 15th, 1760. Then personally appeared Richard Flower and James Willson and on their solemn Affirmations according to Law did solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that they were personally present and did see and hear Joseph Jackson the Testator above named Sign, Seal, Publish, Pronounce & Declare the foregoing Writing to be his last Will & Testament, and that at the Being thereof he was of sound mind and memory to the best of their understandings,and also that their names thereunto Subscribed as Witnesses were of their own proper handwriting respectively. Affirmed Before Henry H. Graham d.Reg.