Will of Jacob Henning

of Bethel Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Will Book A, Volume 1, Page 257, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Written: 11 December 1768
Recorded: 18 February 1769


IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Jacob Hening of Bethel Township in the County of Lancaster and province of Pennsylvania Yeoman being weak in Body but of perfect mind and Memory blessed be God for his Mercies I publish and make this my last Will and Testament this Eleventh Day of December 1768 In manner and form as followeth First I order & Allow all my Just Debts to be paid out of my Estate after my decease.

IMPRIMUS I will and bequeath to my Eldest son Mathias Henning my Plantation whereon I now liveth for the sum of three Hundred pounds lawful money of Pensylvania and the Money is to be equally divided amongst my Children from the eldest to the Youngest and I do allow my said son Mathias five shillings sterling over and above an equal share and it is my will and allow the Money to be paid in five Equal Gales and the whole to be paid in five year after my decease and if my said Son Mathias Hening refuse it at the price then it is my Will and I order it so that of any of my other Son may have it aforesaid

IMPRIMUS I will and allow my beloved Wife Mary the Little House & Meadow and Little Field and the House must be repaird and a Little Stable built and Oven and the Fence must be set Straight and the fence must be the Line and I allow her twelve Bushels of Wheat and five Bushels of Apples and a quarter of Acre of Good flax Ground sowed and that yearly and every Year during her Dower and she shall have her Bed and Furniture one Little Table two Pewter Basons her Choise of one Cow and one heffer & one sheep and one Shoat Two Pewter Plates three Pewter Spoons one Iron Pott and one Iron Pan.

IM: I will make Constitute and appoint my Trusty Friend Adam Harper & Peter Ryver of Hanover Township to be my Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament To act and manage the same according to the true Intent and meaning thereof IN WITNESS whereof I Have hereunto set my hand & seal

Jacob Henning (seal)

Published and proclaimed this to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of us Saml. Jones Nicholas Hebeling

LANCASTER COUNTY FS On the nineteenth Day of January Anno Domini 1769 Before me the subscriber personally appeared Nicholas Hebeling and Samuel Jones the two subscribing witnesses to the within Will and the said Nicholas Hebeling on his Corporal Oath and the said Samuel Jones on his Solemn Affirmation did declare and say that they were present and saw and heard Jacob Henning the Testator within named sign Seal publish pronounce and declare the within Writing as and for his Last Will and Testament and that at the doing thereof he was of sound will disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their Knowledge Observation & Belief

Edwd. Shippen D. Rr.

BE IT REMEMBERED that on the 18th day of February Anno Domini 1769 The Last Will and Testament of Jacob Henning late of Bethel Township in the County of Lancaster Yeoman deceased was proved in due Form of Law and thereof was appointed Adam Harper and Peter Ryver Executors who have Both by their certain Deed of Renunciation bearing date the twenty seventh Day of January one thousand seven hundred & sixty nine Duly executed and filed in the Registers Office at Lancaster renounced all their Right of Executorship on the Estate of the same Testator and Letters of Administration were granted to Maria Hening to the uses in the said Testament mentioned the said Maria Henning having first Given Bond of the said decedent to the uses in the said Testament mentioned and to exhibit a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods & Chattles Rights and Credits of the said decedent into the Registers at Lancaster on or before the 18th day of March next and to render a true and Just Account of her Administration on or before the 18th day of March which will be in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy Given under the seal of the said Office by me Edwd. Shippen D. Rr.

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