Fayette County Genealogy Project
James Kendall, Sr.
Contributed by Angela Kendall
Will of James Kendall June 13, 1797
In the name of God Amen. I James Kendall, Senior, of Union Township, Fayette County, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory. Blessed be Almighty God for the soul do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following:
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ann all my moveable estate during her natural life. And I do also give and bequeath to my oldest son, Thom as the sum of twenty shillings. I do also give and bequeath unto the heirs of Daughter Elizabeth the sum of five shillings, and to the heirs of my Daughter Mary I give five shillings and also to my daughter Sarah I give and bequeath the sum of five shillings and also to my Daughter Rena I give and bequeath the sum of five shillings, and also to my daughter Jerimiah I give and bequeath the sum of five shillings and to my son James I give and bequeath the sum of five shillings also to my son John I give and bequeath the sum of five shillings and unto my son Samuel I give and bequeath the sum of five shillings which said several legaces or sums of money I will and order shall be paid to the respective legatees within the term of nine months after my decease to be paid out of my moveable estate and I further give and bequeath to my daughter Ann after the decease of my wife, two cows, a feather bed and furniture, and all the rest of my house hold fixtures—and lastly I do hereby appoint Richard Lucas the husband of my daughter Ann sole executor 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 this thirteenth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety seven
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named James Kendall to be his last will and testament I the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other
Fayette County ss
The 13th day of March Ann DDomim 1798 before me the subscriber register for the probate of wills and granting letters of Administration in and for said county personally came John Kendall and Samuel Kendall two the signing witnesses to the foregoing writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of James Kendall and on their solemn oaths declare that they saw the Testator sign and acknowledge the same as and for his last will and testament that at the time of giving the same he was in his right mind and that no undue influence was used to thwart his inclination and that they knew of no other later will made by him. Under my hand the same day.
That letters testimony were granted the same day in common form unto Richard Lucas therein named inventory to be exhibited the 13th day of April and are account calculation and reckoning en or before the 13th day of March 1799 or where then unto legally required
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