Fayette County Genealogy Project

Charles Murray

Contributed by Donna Murray Allen

Charles Murray
Last Will and Testament
Written in April or May 1813
Probated December 6, 1813
In the name of God Amen, I, Charles Murray, of Fayette County in the state of 
Pennsylvania, being weak of body but of sound mind, memory and understanding and 
considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish this last will and 
testament in manner and form following to wit principally and first of all, I command my 
immortal soul unto God and my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent and Christian 
like manner and as to such worldly estate when with it hath pleased God to bless me in 
this life, I give and dispose of in the following manner to wit: 
First, it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid 
as soon as conveniently can be after my decease. Then I give and bequeath unto my son 
Andrew Murray all my family untencils and his bed and bedding. I then give and 
bequeath unto my granddaughter Nelly Foster one bed and bedding (the feathers she has 
saved to be included in said bed); I also give unto the said Nelly her grandmother’s 
saddle and one spinning wheel and cloth for a riding coat and of the piece of black cloth 
that was in my house;.
It is my will and desire and I do order that the remainder of my estate, except what I shall 
hereafter bequeath, be equally divided into three equal parts and divided as follows: two 
parts to my son Andrew, aforesaid with my dresser furniture in addition to the first 
bequeath; and the remaining one part. It is my will and desire - the said one part be 
equally divided amongst my children to wit: Peggy Dougan, Elspy Foster, Robert Murray 
and Nelly Foster, the wife of John Foster, and I give and bequeath further unto my 
granddaughter Nelly Foster aforesaid …is to be in full compensation of all and any 
service rendered to me in my life.
And lastly, I nominate and approve my sons Robert Murray and Andrew Murray to be the 
executors of this my last will, hereby revoking all other wills, legacies by me heretofore 
made declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament.
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said testator as his last will 
and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have 
subscribed as witnesses -- John Williams , James Wilson
December 6, 1813
Alexander McLean

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