Will of Samuel Fordyce

In the name of God amen I Samuel Fordyce being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind Do make an Constitute this my Last Will and Testament in the following words to wit principally and first of alll I commend my immortal soul to God who gave it and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executor herein after named. And as such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me in this life with I give and dispose of the same in the following manner to wit, I will that all my debts and burial expences be duly paid as soon as conveniently can be after my desease. I give and bequeath unto my children James, Katy, Mary, William, Elizabeth and Samuel the sum of One hundred and fifty dollars to be equally divided between them or the survivors of them or their heirs. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Abigail the sum of three dollars. I will and devise unto my son Abraham the sum of One hundred dollars to be paid him if he should loose the land I gave to him on the waters of Ten Mile by any adverse claim after my decease. I will and bequeath unto my son Jacob my undivided half of the land on Ten Mile waters where the said Jacob Fordyce now lives provided he will pay unto my Legatees above named the sum of One hundred and fifty dollars within a reasonable time after my decease but in case of his neglect or refusal to pay the said Sum as aforesaid I then order and direct that the said Land be sold for such price or prices as can reasonably be gotten for the same, and the money arrising therefrom to be applied to the Lagacies by me heretofore made. I will and bequeath to my son William my wearing apparrel and to me Daughters Mary & Elizabeth my bedding and house furniture, and as to the remainder of my Estate I hereby direct that the same be equally divided between my aforesaid children namely James, Caty, Mary, William, Elizabeth, and Samuel and lastly I constitute and appoint my son John & Samuel Executor of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills and Legacies by me heretofore made, ratifying and declaring this to be my Last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 7th day of November 1822.

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator as his Last Will and Testament in presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed as witnesses.
Justus G. Fordyce
Jas. Hervey Fordyce

Samuel Fordyce

Greene County SS

On the 14th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four before me Kenner S. Boreman Register for the Probate of Wills & granting Letters of Administration in and for said County personally came Justus G. Fordyce & Harvey Fordyce the Subscribing Witnesses within named and on their Solemn Oaths did depose and say that they were present and saw and heard Samuel Fordyce the Testator within named Sign, Seal, publish, pronounce and declare the within Instrument of Writing as and for his last Will and Testament and that at the time of doing thereof he was of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding to the best of their knowledge, Observation and belief.

Justus G. Fordyce

Hervey Fordyce

Sworn and Subscribed the day above written before me - Kenner S. Boreman

Registered December 14th 1824 and Same day Letters Testamentary Granted John & Samuel Fordyce

Greene County, Pennsylvania Will Book 1, Page 260

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