Family History Center microfilm 0863624  “Washington County, PA Will Book I ” 

Transcribed by Billy Markland  12/1/2000

On the Seventh day of November One thousand seven hundred and ninety three-In the Name of God Amen.  I Thomas Scott of the Town of Washington, in the County of Washington and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Esquire being in perfect mind and memory, and well knowing that I shall one day die Do make and Ordain this my last will and Testament, disposing of my Estate in manner following, that is to say, -

I will and Ordain that my funeral Charges and just Debts be paid out of my personal Estate.  I Give, bequeath and devise to my Son Arthur one of my work horses, either that which was A. Wood’s or that which was I. Bairds, at His Option, together with my Smallest black good mare and half her increase and Two hundred acres of Land with allowance for Roads &c-Including his House and Barn where he now lives, and bounded as expressed in a General Rough draft of my purchases from Jonth  & Willm Markland made with my own hand on the seventh day of November One thousand seven hundred and ninety three with my name signed (thereunto?) by which Draft it will appear that the last assigned to Arthur must be one hundred perches broad, at one hundred and forty eight perches distant from the beginning ash on Charteers Creek, and from that point to run South seventy two Degrees, East to Charteers Creen and North Seventy two degrees West to the headline, that the lot is No. one on the said Draft which above described Two hundred acres of Land and allowance.  I hereby devise to my said son Arthur and to his heirs and assigns forever.  I Give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Jean as well all the Rents, Issues and profits of All and singular my houses and lands not herein before devised as all and singular my personal Estate of whatever nature or kind, for and during her natural life to be used nevertheless with discreation<sic> and the advice of my Executors herein after named for her own decent support, and for the support and education of our children, and may be dealt out in proper parts by the same discreation <sic> and advice to my unmarried Children at their several marriages, or separation from the family, they being severally answerable in account against their Share at a final division.  And my will and pleasure is that if any of my children be under the age of twenty one years, and unmarried at my wifes decease provison be made, out of my Estate, for the necessary support and reasonable education of such Child or Children until that age or untill <sic> Marriage-And my will and pleasure is that after the death of my wife, and the provisions and dispositions herein before made, all the rest and residue of my Estate, Real and personal shall be distributed by my Executors, so that my son Thomas shall have one third part Interest in my lands on Monangohela River, now in the tenure of Obediah Peden to him his heirs and assigns forever, and his Equal dividend with his Brother Alexander and his young Sisters, this in case he has not got a Classical Education, in which case this third part to be Subject to distribution and partake Equally with his said Brother and Sisters, who to wit, Alexander, Margaret, Mary Jean, Sarah, Rebecca and Mable shall have equal shares, and my Daughter Elisabeth Cunningham half as much as one of them, and my daughter Agness Woods, one forth part as much as one of them, and her children by Samuel McGinley her former husband or the survivors of them in equal shares one other forth part as much as one of them, and in case of the death of any of these my Children before distribution, leaving Issue, such Issue shall take the part of the parent.  And it is moreover my will that this distribution may be made as far as convenient in Specific articles at reasonable valuation, Seniority Giving Right of Refusal as well with respect to the houses and lands as Goods and Cattles.  And I constitute and Appoint Alexander Addison, James Ross and John Hoge Esquires my Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other or former wills, Testaments and Executors, declaring that this only to be my last Will and Testament the eleventh Novr 1793.


N.B.  the words (“in equal shares”) interlined in this page-


Thos Scott  


Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said Tho. Scott as his last will and Testament, in presence of us who in his presence have subscribed our names.


Samuel Clarke                   John Clarke    Robt Clarke 


Washington County Js}


On the twenty fifth day of March 1796 personally came before me the subscriber Register for the probate of wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the County aforesaid John Clarke and Robert Clarke two of the subscribing witnesses to the within instrument of writing who being duly sworn according to law did declare and say that they were personally present and heard and saw the within named Thomas Scott the Testator  publish pronounce and declare the within Instrument of writing as and for his last Will and Testament that at the time of doing thereof he the said Thomas Scott the Testator was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding according to the best of these Deponents knowledge and belief and that they subscribed their names as witnesses to the execution thereof and that they did also see Samuel Clarke the other witness subscribe his name as a witness thereto in the presence of the Testator and at his request.


John Clarke

Robt Clarke


Sworn to and subscribed before me


Samuel Clarke-Register


Registered the 25th day of March A.D. 1796


Samuel Clarke-Register


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