The following transcription was submitted by Mary L. Henke
of Yuma, AZ for inclusion at the Genealogy
in Washington Co., PA web site in May 1998.
The body of the will says "Jean", but the cover sheet says "Jane". James, her husband, calls her Jane in his will.
In the name of God Amen I Jean Jolley of the county of Washington and
township of Nottingham, state of Pennsylvania, being very sick and weak in
body but of sound mind, memory and understanding blessed be to God for same
- but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and
publish this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following
To Wit; Principally and first of all I command my soul into the hands of
God who gave it and my body to be buried in the earth from which it came in
a decent Christian manner by my executors herein named And to such worldly
estate herewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I bequeath the
same in the following manner; I give and bequeath to my daughter Jean who
is inner-married with William Quigley one dollar I give and bequeath to my
daughter Ann who is inner-married to James ( Shane/Shaw ?) five shillings.
I give and bequeath to my eldest son James one dollar.I give and bequeath
to my son William one dollar. I give and bequeath to my daughter Esther who
is inner married to Nathaniel Parramore one dollar I give and bequeath to
Martha (Shane/Shaw) five shillings- I give and bequeath to Thomas Seal Sr.
five shillings- I give and bequeath to William Kinney five shillings- I
give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth all and the remainder of what
money and cash in the hands of William Kinney of mine - I give and bequeath
to Jean Barkley my bed clothes and bedding and body clothes one pot and
pewter bowl -And lastly I nominate Constitute and appoint Joseph Caldwell
to be the executor of this my last Will and Testament and hereby revoking
all others with legacies and bequests by me made heretofore made and
declaring this to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have
hereby set my hand and seal this Twenty Sixth day of May 1806
Jean X Jolley