Fayette County Genealogy Project

Mathew Willey
Contributed by Mary Jo Hanon<-nospam-mjhanon1@cfl.rr.com>

In the name of God Amen. I Mathew Willey of Dunbar Township in Fayette County and State of Pennslvania Yeoman being sick in body but of sound mind memory and understanding, blessed be God for the same and considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit principally and first of all, I commend my immortal soul to the hand of almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discetion of my executors herein after named and as to such wordly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner to wit.i allow all my first debts and funeral charges to be paid out of personal estate which I allow to be sold by my said excutors (herein after named) at publick sale as soon after my decease as conveniency will permit except as herein after excepted and obligations which may be on hand on my decease together with the monies arrising from the sale of my personal estate aforesaid. I give and dispose of the same as follows viz. To my wife Margaret for her support I allow at my decease all obligaton which I leave upon my son Andrew for two hundred and seventy six dollars and fifty cents to be put into the hands of my son Andrew for the support of my wife for her natural life. Also I give to my said wife all the household furniture, a bed and bedclothes and one milch cow during her natural life and at her decease the hole of the residue of said bequests if any to remain to my son Andrew forever. To my late daughter Innes' children Sally & Polly I give two dollars each, to my son John I give fifty dollars, to my daughter Jane I give one dollar, to my daughter I give one hundred and fifty dollars, to my son James to him and to his heirs and assigned forever I give my house and lot in the town of  Middletown commonly called "Plumpsock" and two hundred dollars should he survive the war and live to return but should he not I allow my executors herein after named to sell the said house and lot and the money arising from said sale with the two hundred dollars before mentioned to divide equally amongst all my heirs To my son David's son John I give forty dollars and to the rest and residue of my estate of what ever kind. I allow to be equally to be divided amonst all my children. Above navied? and in and lastly I ? constitute and appoint my son Andrew and James Wiley to be the executors of this my will hereby
revoking all  other wills legacies and bequests by me here tofore made and declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the third day of February In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.
Mathew Wiley

Signed sealed published programed by the said testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request hqve signed as witnesses note the word "except as hereinafter excepted" line 10 and "dispose" line 11 were intrlined before signing.
Mathew Gilchrist
James Finley
John ?

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