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.
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
Wit; Benjamin Lyon
Probate 24,January 1803