George Clingan's Will (as transcribed by Sue Maxwell):

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George Clingan's Will (as transcribed by Sue Maxwell):

20 Mar 1777 York Co., Pennsylvania Will Book D, Page 112-115

In the Name of God Amen. The twentieth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven, I George Clingan of Hamilton Bann Township in the county of York and province of Pennsylvania, gentleman, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefor, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. Do make, and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the general resurrection. I shall receive same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly State wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form Imprimis It is my will and I do order it that all my just debts be paid and satisfied. Item. I give and bequeath to Margret my dearly beloved wife her carriage and all necessary acountraments (accounterments?) thereunto belonging together with horses sufficient to draw it all to be kept in good repair by my son Thomas. One that she may ride when and where she pleases my son is also to provide a driver for said carriage the above privileges I allow my wife during her natural life. I also allow Dinah the Negro wench to her and to be at her command during her natural life. Item. I allow my son Thomas to pay to my wife twenty pounds at any time after my decease that she may choose to demand it and likewise twenty pounds per year commence from the time of the above demand until the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid. I likewise allow her a comfortable way of living together with the use of the store room and kitchen at here command. She may not choose to live with Thomas he shall pay her fifteen pounds per year during her natural life beside the above hundred pounds. Item. I do will and bequeath to my son Edward two hundred acres of land purchased by me from John Hassiac the third day of August 1773 and his heir and assigns forever. Also it be giveth to him one hundred pounds to be paid by my son Thomas in the following manner viz. 50 lbs to be paid on the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred seventy eight the other fifty pounds the first day of May following. Item. I do bequeath to my son Thomas provided he pays the above mentioned bequeath and those that shall be hereafter mentioned. That part of the plantation I now live on to be divided by a straight line beginning at the end of the new fence joining the late Alexander Adams orchard's fence and running the same coarse of said new fence crossing the meadow until said line strikes William Withrow line, all that part of my plantation from said line as aforesaid until it strikes the south Mountain. I allow to my son Thomas and his heirs and assigns forever. And I do bequeath to my son Thomas also all my bonds and notes likewise the crops now in the barn together with the crop in the ground also all the live stock I am possessed of I likewise bequeath to him all moveable and household furniture except what is bequeathed already provided always he my son Thomas supports my family with clothing and victuals and pay all my just debts and funeral charges as well as the legacies before mentioned and those to be hereafter mentioned. Item. I do will and bequeath to my son David that easterly by part of my plantation from the new fence before mentioned as a division line as far as my claim reaches Eastward to him his heirs and assigns forever also I will and bequeath to him one hundred and fifty pounds which sum to be clear of interest until he arrives at the years of sixteen he now being nine years and ten months old and provided I do not in my own life time build a house and barn and sink a well that will amount to the value of fifty pounds on the said tract I allow my son Thomas to do it as soon as convenience will admit after my death and the said house and land to be rented for the use of David. I do will and bequeath to my daughter Mary the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid in the manner following viz. Upon the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight. Item I do will and bequeath to my daughter Margret the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid on the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine. Item I do will and bequeath to my daughter Hannah the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid on the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty and also to the value of seventy five pounds in such stock and furniture as she may choose. Item. I do will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid on the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred eighty one and also to the value of seventy-five in such stock furniture as she may choose. Item. I do will and bequeath to my daughter Catherine the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid on the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two and also to the value of seventy-five in such stock and furniture as she may choose. Item. I do will and bequeath to my grandson, George Wilson, son of Samuel & Mary Wilson the sum of twenty pounds to be to his father and mother or either of them when the said George Wilson arrives at the years of sixteen and if either his father or mother should die before that time then the survivor is to receive it and put to interest for the use of said George Wilson until he arrives at the years of twenty-one then to be paid to himself together with the interest thereof.

N.B. provided for my son Thomas should die a minor or within the year of twenty; I allow my son David to fall heir to my son Thomas' estate real and personal provided he pays all legacies and discharges all the obligations of my son Thomas stands bound to perform by virture of this my will and my son David to give up all that portion he receives by virtue of this will to be sold and an equal sum to be given to my wife and sons and daughters. If either of my sons or daughters shall die having lawful issue I allow the said issue to receive the parents share of the divide .

Item. Should any of my daughters die a minor or unmarried I allow their portion to be divided as above mentioned. Item. I do will an bequeath to my son, Thomas all the cash and book accounts belonging to my estate already mentioned as a legacee finally I constitute and ordain my trusty son Thomas my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every form of will and testaments legacies bequeathment and Executors by me in any wise before mentioned by me willed and bequeath ratified and confirmed this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto sat my hand and seal the second day of June in the above written 1777. Item. It is my will and I do appoint my two brothers William and Thomas Clingan and Michael Junior guardians and overseers of all my minor children and to see that this my last will be all performed by my executors according to the true inherit and meaning of the same and if any dispute or disputes shale arise between the executor and any of the legatees. It is my will that such dispute or disputes be settled by my two brothers and said Michael Finley or any two of them and that their judgement be final. Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by said George Clingan as his last will and Testament presence of us the subscribers as witnesses To the Same. William Withrow«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»George Clingan (seal) Michael Finley, Jr. David Blythe

29 APRIL 1778

Wm Withrow and Michael Finley Jr. swear an oath that they saw George Clingan sign the will.

29 APRIL 1778

Memorandum: That Letters Testamentary in Commons form was granted to Thomas Clingan of the Estate of George Clingan late of York Co deceased. Inventory to be inhibited into the Registers Office at York in two months and an account or reckoning on or before the 29th day of April next. Given under my hand and seal of the said office at York afforsaid the 29th day of April 1778. Arch McLean, Register

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George Clingan
about 1720
301 8 April 1778
243 58 Hamiltonban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, USA
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