Last Will and Testament of John Long (1741), deceased

Proved May 3, 1799 Will Book K p 66 Recorded in York County Vol 10 p 66

I, John Long, of Newbury Township in York County and State of Pennsylvania being weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

Imprimis I do order that all my just debts and funeral charges be first paid by my executors as soon as may conveniently be done after my decease.

Item I do give, devise, and bequeath to my beloved wife, Rachel, all that my messuage plantation or tract of land whereon I now dwell, together with all my goods and chattels whatsoever during the term of her natural life, and it is my will and I do order that at her decease this my said messuage and plantation together with my goods and chattels aforesaid shall be sold and the money arising from the said sale (except what is otherwise by me hereby bequeathed) shall be equally divided between my five daughters: Namely Isabella Davis, Rachel Hickenlooper, Hannah Friend, Jane Delap, and Mary Long. Provided nevertheless that the sum or sums of money which any of my aforesaid children shall have received or may receive of me before my decease and appearing on my book shall be considered as a part of this my estate and accounted to them as such so that each may receive an equal share of said estate to be sold and my book accounts aforesaid as well as all other my personal estate.

Item I do give and bequeath to my son, Thomas Long, the sum of three pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania which together with what he has already received of me I consider as his full share.

Item I do give devise and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Long that messuage plantation or part of a tract of land whereon Joseph Long her said husband now dwells including the dwelling house, stables, etc. Which at my request some time past Isaac Kirk surveyed and laid off by marked lines from my aforesaid plantation which may appear by a draught from under his hand, which I do give to my aforesaid daughter, Margaret Long, and to her only and not to be sold, rented, leased, or by any means conveyed away out of her possession during the term of her natural life, and at her decease I do ordain that the said plantation with the appurtenances shall be sold and the money thence arising shall be fairly and equally divided to and amongst her children the lawful begotten heirs of her body.

And lastly I do hereby appoint my beloved wife, Rachel, aforesaid executrix and my son Thomas Long Executer of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Sixteenth Day of March in the year of our Lord on thousand seven hundred and Ninety Seven.

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named John Long to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator. John Long

Zephaniah Underwood Isaac Kirk John Krieger X his mark

York Co Before me Jacob Barnitz, Register for the Probate of wills and granting letters of administration in and for the county of York in the State of Pennsylvania personally came Zephaniah Underwood and Isaac Kirk two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing and on their solemn affirmation do severally say that they were personally present and saw and heard the above named, John Long, sign his name unto and seal and publish the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and that at the time of the doing whereof he the said John Long was of a sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief; and that they subscribed their names thereto as witnesses in the presence of the said testator and at his request and further that they also saw John Krieger the other witness make his mark thereto as a witness at the same time.

Affirmed and subscribed before me at York the 3rd day of May A.D. 1799

J. Barnitz, Reg. Zephaniah Underwood