Text of the will of John Yarnall, eldest son of Francis and Hannah (Baker) Yarnall Chester County Will # 2922
Transcribed by Linford H. Yarnall with original spellings
Be it remembered that I John Yarnall of Willistown in the county of chester, and provence of pensylvania, being wake in body but of perfect disposing mind and memory thenks be to god for the same, but calling to mind the uncertinty of time here, I do make this my last Will and testement in manner following.
Imprimis I give and bequeath to my loveing wife Mary Yarnall one fether bed and furniture which stends in the perler, and two table clothes, four nepkins, two Walnut chears, one iron pot, one Bak iron, one bes scilit, two puter dishes, two puter plates, one puter bason, one walnut chast, one popler table, one werming Pen, one bres cettle one hors seddel and bridle at her own chise, and to be keept in riding order winter and sommer by my Executor whilst she lives with him, the above to be at her own disposing, and six pounds a year evry year during her neturel life to be payd by my Executor, and the whole privilege of the lower Room in the west end on my house, and a case of drawers and ouel table and tea table and furnitur and fierwood softitent for her use to be cut and brought to the dore by my Executor during her natuerl life, in Lew of all dowr, but if she incline to live it and live elsewhere My will is that my Executor shall pay the Eddishened Sum of Four Pounds ayear to her in Lew, of the above previleges.
Itam I give to my Sons Joshua Yarnall and Caleb Yarnall all that part of my plantation and drect of Land lying on the West Side of prouidence Rode, where the same wes lad out, and four appel trees stending in the feild on my other Land, to them thir Hairs and asigns forever, to be aquelly devided between tham shear alike. I Likewise Give to ach of tham one Cow apeece.
Itam I give to my Son John Yarnall the sum of fiue shilings.
Itam I Give to my Son Nathan Yarnall four sheep and the sum of ten pounds current money to be payd in one year after my deces. Itam to my Dowghter Ann Edwards the Sum of ten pounds current mony to be payd in one year after my deces. Itom I Give to my Sister Sarah Askew the Sum of three pounds to be paid in one year after my deces.
Itom I give and to my Son Isaac Yarnall all the Remainder of my plantation where on I now Live with all the Resdue of my Astete both Reail and persenel, to him his Heairs and Asigns for euer, he paying out of it all my just debts and funerel Expences, and all the above nemed Legeces, and allowing my wife her priviliage. Lestly I do nomynate constetute and apint my said Son Isaac Yarnall to be my Sole Executor of this my lest will and testement herby Reuoking all, making nul and void all other wills by me made and I John Yarnall the testator do decler this to be my lest will and testament as witness my hand and Sale this Twenty-Sixth day of the eighth Month caled augst in the year of our lord, one thousent Seven Hundred and Sixty Five 1765. Signed, saled and pronounced to be his lest will in the presente of:
John Yarnall seal
Chester April 25th 1775.
Then personally appeared Joseph Thomas and Mary Thomas, and on their Solemn affirmations according to law, did declare affirm & Say. that they were personally present and did see and hear John Yarnall the Testator within named, Sign, Seal, Publish, Pronounce and declare the within writing as and for his last Will and Testament, and that at the doing therof, he was of a sound and well disposing mind and memory to the best of their understandings. Affirmed Coram
H. H. Graham d. Regr
Be it remembered that on the twenty-fifth day of April Anno Dom 1775. the last Will and Testament of John Yarnall deceased, was proved in due form of Law and Letters Testamentary were granted to Isaac Yarnall Sole Executor therein named, he being Solemnly affirmed well and truly to administer, and bring in an Inventory of the deceased's Estate into the Register's Office at Chester, on or before twenty fifth day of June next, and to Render a true and just account of his Administration in a year or when Legally Required, Given under ye seal of sd office.
H.H.G. d. Regr
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