Will of James Jolley
of Nottingham Twp., Washington Co., PA

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.

Mary writes:

See also the will of wife Jane (1806) for daughters' married names.

In the name of God,amen I James Jolley of the state of Pennsylvania, the 
county of Washington being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind 
and mempry thanks to be given God. Calling to mind the mortality of my body 
and knowing it remainds for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last 
will and testament, that is to say principly and first of all I give and 
command my soul to the hands of the almighty God. My body I recomend to the 
earth to be buried in a decient and Christian burial at the descretion of 
my executors, nothing doubting but at the general reserection I will 
recieve the same again. And as touching my worldly estate where it pleased 
God to bless me in this life I give and bequeath in the following manner 
and form hereafter written. 

First; I have given my daughter Margaret her full portion that I alloted her, likewise my daughter Jane has recieved her portion, likewise my daughter Sarah has recieved her full portion. My son James has also recieved his full portion of goods alloted him. My daughter Elizabeth has recieved her portion. My daughter Esther has also recieved her share.

2nd After my funeral charges and all just debts have been paid and settled I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Jane my whole estate to be enjoyed by her wholeyand solely to be her property and for ever do with the same and use the same as she pleases.

Whereas I nominate William Kinney to be my executor of this my last Will and Testament, this twenty fourth day of January, One thousand eight hundred and three

James Jolley

Wit; Benjamin Lyon
Thomas Parrimore
John Finney
Probate 24,January 1803

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