Will of Liverton Thomas

The following transcription was submitted by Linda Munn Persinger of of Eldon, MO for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in January 2000.

Linda writes:

This is a transcription of the will of Liverton Thomas who was born about 1740 and died Feburary 25, 1814. The will was made in 1805 and probated in 1814.


In the name of God Amen I Liverton Thomas of Nottingham Township in the County of Washington and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Being of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament and first of all I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the descretion of my executors, nothing doubting but I shall recieve the same again by the mighty power of God at the general Resurrection and as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless one with in this life, I give and demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and formalize, I give and bequeath unto Mary my dearly and well beloved wife all her wearing apperal her bed and bedding one horse and saddle and bridle valued at eighty dollars and sixty seven cents Two milk cows three ewes one breeding sow Twenty six dollars worth of kitchen furniture my house and garden and the small yard about the house with a sufficent quanity of fire wood cut and haled to her door to keep one fire yearly and every year by my heirs jointly and equally likewise I give and bequeath to her my said wife Mary the one third of the rent of my plantation as it now is improved and a part of the barn for her hay and grain and stabling for her horseand two cows such (part is missing here) that is now -----for young cattle all while she remains my widow but in case she should change her life and marry then and in that case she must leave the house and quit claim to all the benefits arrising from my real estate but while she remains my widow her hay and small grain is to be put in the barn and her thirds of the ---- or such a part thereof as she thinks proper to be made into Sider and delivered at her house, Second it is my wish that all my debts and funeral expences be paid likewise I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Thomas forty dollars I give and bequeath to my son William Thomas the sum of forth dollars I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann the sum of twenty dollars to be paid for there boarding and schooling out of the money arrising from the sale of my movable property I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann five sheep and three lambs which was bequeathed to her by her grandmother Likewise I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Lockwood the sum of forty one pounds to be paid twenty one months after my deceas Likewise I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Cowell the sum of seventy pounds to be paid out of the rent arrising yearly out of my plantation Likewise I give and bequeath to my other eight children Edmond, Michael, Liverton, Jonathan, Joseph, William, Lydia and Ann my real estate to be equally devided among them the said eight children at the deceas of their mother a deduction to be made out of Michael's share of the eighty dollars that he hath ---------------------- My wearing apperal to be devided amongst my children at the discretion of my wife. It is my will and I do order that my son Edmond shall dung and plow his mothers garden during her life and if wife Mary should change her life and marry  and by any misconduct or bad fortune come to want then and in that case it is my will and I do order  that there be sufficient support gotten to her out of my plantation during her life at the discretion of my executors. And I do likewise constitute make and ordain James Mitchell Esq. and Edmond Thomas the sole executors of this my last will and testament and I do here by utterly disallow revock and disallow all and any former testement wills and ----this and no other to be my last Will and testament, -----I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of May in the year one thousand eight hundred and five signed sealed and published pronounced and declaired by the said Liverton Thomas as his last Will and testament.

 

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