The Last Will and Testament of Alexander McConnell

The following will was transcribed by Sharon McConnell of Coto de Caza, CA and submitted for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in July 1997. Sharon McConnell is now in Battle Ground, Washington.
 The Last Will and Testament of Alexander McConnell
    Deceased in January 1793, Cecil Twp., Washington Co., PA

In the name of God amen I Alexander McConnal of the Township of Cecil in the County of
Washington, Being weak of Body but sound judgement and memory Blessed be God for his
mercies to me; and Calling to mind my mortality do this twenty Eighth day of August in the year
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty-one Make and Ordain this my last will and
testament in the following manner and form that is to say, Principally and first of all I do commit
and Recommend my soul at Death to God who gave it me in Hopes of a Glorious Resurrection in
and through the Merits of my savour Jesus Christ, And my Body to be Buried in a Decent and
Christian way and manner at the Descrection of any Executor and as for what worldly Goods it
had Pleased God to Endow me with, I do Dispose of them in the following manner & form
   namely all of my Just & legal Debts to be paid of Whole of my Estate and the Remainder
I Give and Bequeath as follows    Viz. Here Do Leave and Bequeath to my son Matthew
that part of the Plantation that he now lives on; Do Give and Bequeath to my son Alexander that
Part of my Place where on I now live, the land to be Equally Divided Between them Both. I
further give and Bequeath all my moveable Estate to my son Alexander one Milck Cow and one
Bed Excepted, to my daughter Prudence I give and Bequeath one Milck Cow.  I likewise Give
and Bequeath to my son Johns' old son one pound Good and lawful money of Pennsylvania.  I
likewise leave and Bequeath to Hugh Torrence's old son one Pound in lawful money, and
likewist to Matthew's old son I give and Bequeath One Pound in lawful money.  I do leave and
Bequeath to my Daughter Jean a Bed and her Maintenance of Alexander's Part of the Estate
During her lifetime   I do likewise Give and Bequeath to Matthew one Coat and Jacket,
and I do give and Bequeath my Books to be Equally Divided Between Matthew, Alexander and
Prudence.  I also Bequeath that sum of Money that now lies in John Bowman's hand to be
Equally Divided among the three last Mentioned, and likewise I do leave and Bequeath my
Waggon to be Equally Divided Between Matthew and Alexander.  And Further I do constitute
and appoint My well Beloved son Matthew McConnal and Alexander Aday to be my Sole
Executors of this my last Will and Testament Breaking and Disassembling all former Wills and
Testaments By me made.  I Declare this to be my last will and Testament.  In Witness whereof I
have here unto set my hand and seal the Day and Year Above written Signed Sealed Published
Pronounced and Declared in the Presence of

William Orr                   
John Phillips                      Alexander McConell
Alex Edie

Whereas I Alexander Edie being appointed an Executor of the last Will and Testament of
Alexander McConnel late of Washington County decd. and whereas I do not find it convenient to
execute the same I therefore hereby renounce all right, title and claim to the said Executorship,
Given under my hand at Washington this 21st day of January 1793.
                                        Alex. Edie
To the Register of Wills                
in & for the County of
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