Probated Sept.8, 1841
In the name of god amen. I, Frederick Croup of Plymouth the township, Luzerne Co, Commonwealth of Penna, being weak in the body by health, but of perfect mind & memory do make & ordain this is my last will and testament.. Firstly, I do hereby constitute, make & appoint my wife Mary Crup and Peter Crup my sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
Secondly, I do give and bequeath unto Mary Crup my wife the use of all my farm where I now live, in Plymouth township during her natural life, to be improved according to her directions and all personal property of any kind or nature what so ever as fully as though it was particularly here described.
Thirdly and my will is that my Executors give unto my two daughters that are not married Ann Crup and Margaret Crup whatever they shall call for theirs out which is to be of equal value that my other daughters had that are married to be raised out of the personal property that I have will unto my wife.. that my son William Crup be schooled so as to have a common farmers education & that when he arrives to the age of twenty-one years, that my Executors give him a Span of horses ,harness and a wagon, equal as my other sons have had which is to be raised out of the personal property the same way as my two daughters out seat is directed to be as above described.
Fourthly.. that the lot of land, 4 buildings that is a part of the Publck house late containing !6 or 18 acres which I sold to Drs. Gitt & Boyer by an article of Agreement for $900.00, One hundred dollars I have received & whatever money may be obtained from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the damage done to my farm by the Canal going through and to include the one hundred which I sued from Drs. Gitt & Boyer be divided equally between all my sons and daughters, to wit, John Crup, Peter Crup, &William Crup, &Susan Shupp, Elizabeth Pringle, Mary Koons, Ann Crup, & Margaret Crup and Catherine Inman or their heirs,
Fifthly.. that within two years after my death of my wife, Mary Crup, if she survives me that my farm where I now lives and all my lands that I may die possesed of sold at publick vendue and the money arising from the farm together with the personal property of all description whatsoever be divided equally amongst my children or incase of the death of any one of them to their legal representatives according to the law.
Sixthly.. That my son John Crup be paid out of my personal property what the buildings are worth that he has put on the upper end of my farm within one year after my decease or the decease of my wife Mary Crup if she should outlive me.
Seventhly ..that all my legal debts be paid out of my personal property by my Executors that I have willed unto Mary Crup my wife. And I hereby revoke all former wills ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will & Testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and thirty.
Samuel PringleThis will was donated by Susan Edmonds.
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