Will of Henry Light

of Lebanon Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Document submitted by Donna Ristenbatt.

This Henry LIGHT, who was married to Barbara LANDIS, is the son of Johannes LICHTY/LIGHT. Henry LIGHT is buried at Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon, PA. He was born 7 March 1738 and died 7 Jan. 1806.
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Written: 7 April 1803

"In the Name of God Amen, I Henry Light of Leb. Twp, in the       
Co. of  Dauphin & in the State of Pennsylvania, Yeoman, make      
&  ordain this my Last will and testament in the following     
manner to wit First I give & devise to my Son Joseph Light & his 
Heirs & Assigns my  Plantation & Piece of Land situate in Leb. 
Twp. near the Town of Lebanon whereon I at present live 
containing about 150 A. for which he shall pay the sum of 2000L 
Gold or Silver Money in the following manner viz. the sum of 
700L thereof shall remain in the land as long as my wife Barbara 
lives & he shall pay her the interest thereof Yearly & the 
remainder he shall pay in Gales of 58L yearly & after the death of 
his Mother he shall also pay the  said 700L.  Further I give & 
devise unto my Son Jacob Light & his Heirs & Assigns my House 
& Lot together with the Beer  Brewery in the Town of Lebanon 
wherein he at present lives & has in  possession for the sum of 
400L.  300L of the money which he owes me shall remain so long 
my said wife lives & he shall pay her the yearly interest thereof.  
Whatever I have bequeathed unto my  said Wife shall be in lieu 
of her Third in my Estate.  And it is my Will & I do hereby order 
that after my Debts are paid all my whole Estate shall be divided 
amongst all my Children in equal  shares whatever each has 
already received shall be deducted from his share that they may 
all inherit equally out of my estate.  The money which is payable 
after the death of my Wife shall  likewise be divided amongst my 
children in equal shares.  And I  do hereby nominate & appoint 
my Sons Henry Light & Jacob Light,  Executors of my Last Will & 
Testament.  And I do hereby revoke  all the Wills & Testaments 
by me heretofore made & ratify this  &  no other as my Last Will & 
Testament.  In Testimony whereof I  have hereunto set my Hand 
& Seal the 7th day of April One thousand eight hundred & three.
 Signed Sealed Published and
 Declared by the said Henry            Henry Light LS
 Light as his Last Will and
 Testament in our Presence
 Jacob Embich
 John Shnee

(Translated from the original in the German language)

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