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Michael FRANKS Sr.

Michael FRANKS

In the Name of God Amen I Michael Franks Senor of the County of Fayette & State of Pennsylvania being very sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and Memory thanks be to God for it & Calling to mind the mortallity of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make & ordain the my Last Will & Testament that is to say first of All I give and Recomend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it me. and my body I recomend to the Earth to be Buried in a decent Christian like manner at the discretion of My Executors here after named and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me In this life I give Devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form
first I give unto my Son Michal Franks thirty shillings more out of my moveable Estate than my other two children 
2dly I give Devise and Dispose of the plantation whereon I now live unto my two Sons Michal and Jacob Franks and my Daughter Cathren BACUS the same to be Equally Devided between them (?) three according to quantity & quality likewise the Remainder of my moveavebles Estate to be Equally divided between them three. I also Constitute and appoint my two Sons Michal and Jacob Franks to be my Executors of this my Last Will & Testament and I do hereby disallow all & every other Testaments Wills and Bequests by me in anywise before named or made. Ratifying and Confirming this to be my Last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal this 27th day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety two 1792.
                                                                          Michel X Franks (seal)
                                                                                 his mark 
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Michal Franks in the presents of us

                                                                          Isaac BARTLETT
                                                                          Thomas BARTLETT
                                                                          Matthias X Haufield
                                                                                   his mark

Fayette County SS
The _d day of April Anno Domini 1793 before me Alexander McCLEAN Register of the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for said County personally came the witnesses to the foregoing Last Will and Testament that at the time of doing there of - he appeared to be in his right mind and that they knew of no undue influence used over the said Testator in making the same. that the believe the same to be his Last Will and Testament and none other. Given under my Hand the same Day.
Alexander McClean Register

Memorandum that Letters Testamentary in Common form were granted the same to the said Executors Inventory to be exhibited the sd day of May next ensuing (?) and on accounty Calculation and Reckoning on or before the sd day of April One ... 


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