Kathryn (Leedom) Ives Genealogy
Pennsylvania wills Yorkshire, England wills
born about 1703 in Yorkshire, England and
died before 9 May 1750, Bucks County PA.
Note that John wrote his will in 1743 prior to the birth of his last three children,
Benjamin, William and Mary.
In the name of God amen the ninth Day of of August 1743, I John Leedom of the County of Bucks and Township of Southampton, yeoman, being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be given to God: Therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye, Do make and ordain this my last will and testament--That is today, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the Hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors. Nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I that receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as Touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to (????) mee with in this life I Give Devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form
--------- Item I give and bequeath to Susanah my Dearly beloved wife all my personal estate forever and five pounds per anom During her widowhood. Item I give to My three sons John, Sammuel and Elijah all my real estate to be equally divided
--------- Item I give to my two daughters Ann and Hannah the sum of Twenty pound a piece. When my youngest son comes of age to be payed by my sons each to pay in equal part
--------- Item My wife being now with child If it be a son to have and Equal part with the before mentioned sons- and if it be a daughter to be Equal with the rest of my daughters. If any of the sons should dye before they arive at the age of twenty one years to be equally devided amongst the rest of My Sons. And if any of my Daughters should Dye before They arive at the age of eighteen years to be equally devided amongst my sons.
--------- Item I Constitute Make and ordain Cuthbert Hayhurst of the County of Bucks and Township of Northamton and Benjamin Cutler of the Township of Middletown and County as my Sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I Do Hereby utterly Disalow Revoke and Disannul all and Every other former Testaments Wills Legacies and bequests and Executors by Mee in any ways before named willed and bequeathed Ratefiing and Confirming this and no other to My Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I (???) Hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year above written.
Signed Sealed Published pronounced and Declared by the Said John Leedom is his Last will and his Testament.
his In the presence of the subscribers John X Leedom Nicholas Tucker mark Thomas Prichard Thomas Hillborn
An Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattalls and (????) of John Leedom
late of Southampton in the County of Bucks taken May the 9th 1750
(???) and Apparel 10s a feather bed and beding 60s
A Chaff Bed and Beding 25s oak Chest 5s pine Do 6s
A kneading (???) 3s four chairs 5s two iron pots 8s
2 pewter dishes 15s0 6 plates 6s a pewter bason and pint 2s
Earthenware 3s a Bake pan & frying pans 5s
2 pot racks and a fire shovel 12s sheep shears 2s old (???) pail 3s
Clean rye 12s6 Buckwheat 16s a little wheel 9s long wheel 2s
2 Reels 2s6 Churn 2s old boxes tubs ?? 4s Salt 1s Indian corn 2s6
A dining fork & other old irons 4s A candlestick (????) knife (????)
A pitch fork two axes and a gr??? hoe 3s a sled & Harrow 8s
A plow and gears 1 of Wheat in the Stra??10s side saddle 5s
Shingles (??) Boards 47s6 a horse 6 of Do 10s0 a mare 6 of (?)
3 Cows at 50s 3 heiffers at 33s4 3 yearling (???) at 15s
the wheat and rye in the ground at 17 0 0 Nails 15s
3" 10" 0
1" 16" 0
0" 16" 0
1" 3" 0
0" 8" 0
0" 17" 0
1" 19" 6
0" 12" 0
0" 6" 6
0" 12" 0
1" 5" 0
13" 7" 6
14" 15" 0
17" 15" 0
The above Inventory was taken at the request of Cuthbert Hayhurst and Benjamin Cutler, Exr's to the last will of the above mentioned Leadom and appointed by us
In the name of God, Amen, This Eleventh Day of September Anno Domini 1743, I William Leadam, of Southampton Township in the County of Bucks, Yeoman, being sick and very weak in body but of perfect and sound Mind, Memory and Understanding thanks be to God therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my Body knowing that it is appointed for men once to Die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, first and principally I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it and my body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried in Christian burial at the Discretion of my Executors herein after named nothing doubting but that in the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such Worldly Estates wherewith it shall please God to bless me with I Give and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form
Item I Will that my Just Debts and funeral expenses be all duly Discharged and maid by my Executors out of my personal Estate
Item I Give and bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Sarah all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my personal Estate to her Heirs and Assigns forever.Item Whereas I am to pay unto my Honoured father Richard Leadam the Yearly Sum of five pounds by even and equal portions on the Sixteenth Day of November and on the Sixteenth Day of May, Yearly During the Term of his natural Life I do charge my sd. Beloved Wife Sarah with the payment thereof and that she may be enabled to pay the same and to maintain, educate and bring up my Children Richard Leadam William Leadam and that whereof she is now pregnant if it please God that it be Born alive I do Give and Bequeath unto her that Mesuage and Tracts of Land whereon I now Dwell Scituate in Southampton aforsd to be by her and her assigns freely enjoyed and protected during the Term of her Natural Life and after her Decease I Give and Bequeath the same unto my before mentioned three children or to such as shall Lawfully represent them in Case either or any of them shall be then Dead to be equally Divided between them share and share alike to them their Heirs and Assigns forever.
Item Whereas I am able to pay unto my sd. Honoured father the Sum of fifteen pounds Yearly During the Term of his Natural Life by even and equal portions on theTwenty fifth Day of September and on the Twenty fifth Day of March I do likewise charge my sd. Beloved Wife Sarah with the payment thereof and that she may be enabled to pay the same I do Give unto her that Mesuage Plantation and Tract of Land Scituate in Southampton aforsd. Now in the Tenure and Occupation of Samuel McGraudy Containing Two hundred and twenty five Acres to be by her and her Assigns freely enjoyed and protected During the Natural Life of my father and after at the Decease of my sd. Father I will that my Executors shall have the Care and disposal of the sd. Mesuage Plantation and Tract of Land and receive and take the rents and profits thereof from and immediately after the Decease of my father untill my Eldest Son Richard shall attain unto his full age of Twenty one years and if it shall so happen the the child whereof my sd. Beloved Wife is now pregnant be a Son That then I Give and Bequeath the sd. Last mentioned Mesuage Plantation and Tract of Land unto my sd. Three Children to be equally Divided between them share and share alike to them their Heirs and Assigns forever and also all Rents Issuing from the sd. Land after the Decease of my sd. father to be Divided between them as aforesd. But if it shall so happen that the sd. Child whereof my sd. Wife is now pregnant shall be a Daughter that then I Give and Bequeath the same Mesuage Plantation and Tract of Land unto my two sons Richard Leadam and William Leadam to be equally Divided between them to their Heirs and Assigns forever and then I do give and bequeath unto the sd. Daughter the full Sum of fifty pounds Current Money of Pensilvania to be paid out of the Rents of the said Lands and the Remainder of the sd. Rents I Give and bequeath unto my sd. Two sons equally between them to them their Heirs and Assigns forever.
I do Nominate Constitute and Appoint my sd. Beloved Wife Sarah and my Trusty friend James Arbuckle of Southampton aforesd. My true and Lawful Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke and Disallow and utterly Disannul all other and former Wills Legacies and Bequests Executed by me heretofore Willed Bequeathed or named Ratifying and Confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written.
Signed Sealed published pronounced
And Declared by the sd. William Leadam William Leedom [signature]
As his Last Will and Testament in
the presence of us the Subscribers
Thomas Justice [his mark]
John McGraudy [his mark]
An Inventory of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of William Leedom late of the township of Southampton in the County of Bucks and province of Pennsilvania, taken and apraised ye 20th Day of September 1743 by us whose names are here under written that comes in our view----------
Value L s To purse and apparel
to 3 beds and bedding
to a Chest of Drawers 1 Chest and a Bo??
to a table and table linning
to 1 Doz and a half chairs
to Sundry's Pewter ware
to 2 Iron potts and pot hooks
to 1 pair of tongs Box-Iron and Heaters
to 2 Looking glasses
to Sundry's Dairy Ware
to China Ware and Glasses
to a parcel of Lumber
to a Whip saw
to Sundry Carpenter tools
to Sundry Husbandry utensils
to 4 Horse ?i?d
to 1 Hunting saddle and 1 side Saddle
to 5 Cows
to 11 Sheep
to 5 Swine
to 2 Barricks of Corn
to 15 Acres of Green Corn on the Ground
to 6 Acres of Buckwheat
to a parcel of flax undresd
to 6 Stocks of Bees
168 15 John Evens
In the Name of God Amen,I, Richard Leedom of the Township of Northampton in the County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, am now in sound minde and mimery blessed be God. I do this in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three, September 23, 1823.
I do make and publish this to be my last will and testament in manner following that is to say all my Just Debts and funeral expenses be paid by executors hereafter named.
First I give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Wife, Ann Leedom that Tavern house where Moses Kelley now lives with all the out Buildings there unto Belonging and the two fields Back of the house and five acres to be Laid of what is called the Tavern Meadow at the upper and joining the two fields. The line to run a ways from the Road to Enoch Addis Line between me and him which I could have had six thousand Dollars for and I give and Bequeath to her a lot and house that I bot of my son Richard Leedom which I gave seventeene Hundred Dollars for. And I Likewise give her six thousand Dollars. If I should not have money enough to pay her Dower I order my Execth to rent out my property for one year to Help pay it off. And I give her my two best feather Beds and Beding an twelve of my Best Chares, Two Breakfast Tables, one dineing Table, Two Looking Glasses, her chares, the clock and all the tea ware and chayne in a pair of High Drawers, the two Iron Pots, 1 Tea Kettel, one cow, my Righding geeg, her Horse and Cow to be kep on paster in summer and hay in Winter of the place I live on. And four cord of firewood hawled to the Dore by my son Jesse Leedom of the place I live on while she continues my widow. I give her carpeting anuff to cover the flore of Two rooms in the house that I bought of my son Richard Leedom. I give her a piece of Table Linnen She made and half a Dozen Silliver Table Spoons. I give her room in the Carriage house to keep her geeg in while She continues my Widow. She must have Bread corn anuf to keep her for one year of the place live on. She must have stabling for her horse and cow in what I cawled my old Barn while she continues my Widow. And I desire she may axcept of what I have given her in Lew of her Dower. I likewise give to her Son John Loyd one Thousand Dollars that is in Buckingham Thomas Smith's hands. The Tavernhouse and land described and the house I bought of my son Richard Leedom I give to my wife to her heirs and assigns forever to Dispose of as she thinks fit.
ITEM I give and Bequeath unto my son Jesse Leedom all the place I live on that I bought of Garret Vanhorn except what I hereafter Bequeath. I expect that there is in the place about 280 accors to him his heirs and assigns forever (with all the buildings). I likewise give my son Jesse my silver watch and my small Bible with Silver Clasps to it and my Bigg family Bible.
ITEM I give an bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Jones that plantation where she now lives in Southampton, the Township ajoining the place where Jess Harding and Thos. White rented of me to her during her natural Life for her separate use and at her death to her children Except Sarah Adkinson and George Knight to be otherwise provided for share and share alike. The line to be as near as may be as it was when David Jones rented of me.
ITEM I give and Bequeath to my granddaughter Sarah Adkinson a house and lott over the meadow from my mill where Joseph Crispon now lives, the issues and profits for her separate use during her natural Life amongst her children----and it is my will that my executors do keep out of my Estate one Hundred Dolers and leave it in my son Jesse Leedom's hands and he pay her the Interst yearly during her natural Life and then to be divided amongst her children.
ITEM I give and Bequeath unto my grandson, Richard Leedom (miller), my son William's son, my grist mill and saw mill and all my waterworks and the Land that I shall here describe that to beginning at a corner stone between me and John Gill in the Wrightstown Road so up the middle of the said Road by my mill within one rod of the race to extend up the South side of the said race untill within one rod and 1/2 of the Dam then leave one rod and a half along the Dam for mending it to extend a Northwest course to the Line between me and John Corson, Esq. Then extend along the Line between me and said Corson untill it comes to the gate that opens to a road that leads to another gate on the Wrightstown Road through my woods. When you come to the White Oak tree that the gate hangs on Then strike a Southwestern course within one rod in width down the Race to the Bridge over the Race. I suppose there will Bee seventeen or eighteen acres the East side of the Wrightstown Road that I lay for the mill. He must pay to my grand Daughter Sarah Leedom, his sister, the sum of Three hundred Dollars in three years by payments without Interest until it is paid. He must pay my son William Leedom, his father, the sum of eighty dollars per year during his natural life towards his maintenance.
ITEM I give and Bequeath unto my son William Leedom Issues and profits of a house and Three Lotts of Land now in the Tennure of Nicholas Skirnerham and Richard Leedom (Miller) abought Eight acres of Land during his natural Life and then to decend ot my Grandson Thomas Leedom, his heirs and assigns for Ever.
ITEM I give and Bequeath to my grandson Nathaniel Leedom the East End of that plantation where Jesse Harding lived last year. Leaving thirty accors for George Knight across the clear land joining David Jones. Nathaniel Leedom to have ten accors of wood lands joining the Street Road across my wood land and George Knight to have four accors of wood Land of the East End of my wood Land joining in the Street Road as near as may be.
ITEM I give and Bequeath unto my grandson Richard Thomas that house and Lott where Amos Winner now lives and all the wood Land adjoining the said lott Down to the road across the woods from Corson's line to the gate on the Wrightstown Road.
ITEM I give and Bequeath to my grand Daughter Sarah Leedom, William Leedom's Daughter, that house and lott where Reading Howell lived last year to her and her heirs for Ever.
ITEM I give and Bequeath unto my grandson Jonathan Leedom, my son Benjamin Leedom's son, that house and buildings in Southampton Township where James Terrey now lives with Sixtey acors of land to Layed of the plantation at that end of the place that the house stands on across the place to him his heirs and assigns for Ever.
ITEM And the Remainder of the said plantation that I gave to Jonathan Leedom supposed to be about forty acors to be sold by my exec. In one year after my Death and the money to be divided Equally amongst my son Benjamin Leedom's three Daughters, Rebecca, Sarah and Ann Leedom.
ITEM I give and Bequeath unto my grandson Richard Leedom, my son Benjamin Leedom's son, that house and lot now in the Tennure of Wm. Williamson and the Smith Shop and the field back of the shop and the Wheelright Shop. The Land now is in the Tennure of Moses Kelley supposed to be abought five acors And the Remainder of the Tavern Meadow that I did not convey to my wife. And I give that Loghouse over the Road from the Smith Shop now in the Tennure of John Heart and he must have two acors of Land to joine the above said Log house of the place I live on. I likewise give and bequeath that plantation that I bot of Joseph and John Fenton to my grandson Richard Leedom, my son Benjamin Leedom's son, he paying to my son Joseph's three daughters, Beuley, Rachel and Eliza Leedom, in the sum of Three Hundred Dollars each in two years after my Death without interest.
ITEM I give and Bequeath to my son Dr. Joseph Leedom my Plantation in Plynouth Township where Thomas Egburd now lives that I bot of the Stroud family During his natural Life and then it is my will that his son Edwin C. Leedom should have the plais he paying to his two Sisters now Living the sum of Six Hundred Dollars Each in Two years after his father Joseph Leedom's Decease.
ITEM I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Rachel Thomas, wife of Jacob Thomas, the house where she now Lives with all the Land West of the Wrightstown Road what is not given to Miller Richard except the two Lots where Amos Winner and Samuel Anderson now live. And the privileg I have given for the Race and Dam out of that side of the place to her for her separate use During her natural Life and then to be Equally Divided amongst her children, their Heirs and assigns for ever. I likewise allow my Executors to pay my Daugter Rachel the sum of Two Hundred Dollars toward Building a Barn on the place shee Lives on as there is no barn.
ITEM I give and Bequeath unto my grandson Jonathan Leedom, my son Benjamin Leedom's son, a lot in the City of Germaney containing five accors more or less and in the same City one Lot No. 33 and one Lot No. 25 all in the said City in the Township of Quemohoning in the County of Somerset in the State of Pennsylvania to him and his heirs and assigns for Ever.
And further I do nominate my Son Jesse Leedom and my friend Doctor Isaac Chapman of Wrightstown to be my Executors to this my last Will and Testament as before mentioned.
As Witness my hand and Seal this the 3rd Day of September, 1823.
Richard Leedom [Seal]
Synopsis from the Wayne Family by Edward Jacquette Sellers
This 15th day of Jany. In the year of Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven I, Samuel Macue of the Township of Willis Town in the County of Chester and Province of Pennsylvania. I will that my wife Ann be carefully and tenderly nursed and attended with all suitable necessaries during her life and after her decease to have decent burial. To my son Anthony Macue the sum of ten pounds to be paid him in one year after my decease by my Extrs. To daughter Mary Farrow the sum of ten pounds. To my daughter Hannah Butler the sum of fifteen pounds. To my daughter Ann Jodgon (Jaudon) the sum of ten pounds. To my son Thomas Macue and to the heirs of his body if any such one is being the sum of five shillings.To my daughter Alice Macue all my plantations, lands, and premises together with all my personal estate in manner hereafter mentioned that is to say in case my daughter Alice Macue should happen to die without an heir of her body then I will and order that my said plantation, land & premises be immediately sold and conveyed according to law by my kinsman Anthony Wayne and Richd. Richison or the survivor of them or their heirs and Exetrs. for the time being and all the money arising from said sale I will one third part thereof to my daughter Hannah Butler, the to other parts to my son Anthony, my daughter Mary and Ann share and share alike and if any or all of my said children be deceased then their share or shares to descend to their legal representatives and I further will and order that if my said daughter Alice should have issue of her body and they die before they arrive to age and without lawful issue as aforesaid that then I order and empower my said friends Anthy. Wayne and Ric'hd. Richison their heirs & Extrs. aforesaid to sell my estate and all the money arising from said sale to be paid to the persons in manner aforesaid, and I appoint and empower my trusty friend Anthy. Wayne and Josa. Evans and their heirs to inspect ad prevent waste or distruction being committed. A tombstone to be had in the usual manner and fixed on my grave by my Exetrs. And I constitute my said daughter Alice Macue and my friend Rich. Richison my sole Exetrs. Samuel Macue (seal)
In the presence of
"Synopsis of the distribution of Samuel McCue's estate
without allusion to the amounts paid, for the genealogical information it provides" - 11 Nov 1823
From The English Ancestry of the Wayne Family by Edwin Sellers
Isaac Wayne, Executor of Anthony Wayne, Samuel Richardson, William Richardson & Joseph Richardson, Executors of the late Richard Richardson, sold the plantation of the late Samuel McCue agreeably with his last will and testament, which said plantation was purchased by Richard Robinson for the sum of fifteen pounds, one shilling per acre; and by a survey made thereof in the spring of 1804, was returned as containing one hundred and fifteen acres and one half, which at L15:1:0 per acre was seventeen hundred and thirty eight pounds five shillings and six pence; which proceeds of sale the late Samuel McCue directed by his last will and testament should be paid in the following manner: one third to his daughter Hannah Butler or her legal representatives; the remainder to be equally divided between his three children, Anthony McCue, Mary Farra and Ann Jaudon; and in case any one or all of the foresaid persons should decease previous to the sale of said plantation then the monies arising therefrom should be paid to their legal representatives.
Ann Jaudon survived the sale of the plantation of S. McCue and immediately afterward made her will and deceased leaving Daniel Jaudon her executor, to whom the monies arising from the sale of S. McCue's plantation were paid.
Mary Farra died many years preceding the sale of S. McCue's plantation and her share has been paid to her legal representatives.
Anthony McCue died many years preceding the sale of S. McCue's plantation and his share had been paid to his legal representatives.
By Cash paid John Butler son and legal representative of Hannah Butler. By Cash paid Hugh Lloyd, father of Samuel and Margaret Lloyd minors, the great-grandchildren and legal representatives of H. Butler. By Cash paid Wm. Steele husband of Elizabeth Steele who is a daughter of Hannah Butler in full of said E. Steel's share. By Cash paid Hannah McCallmont who is a daughter of Alice Moore deceased who was a daughter of Hannah Butler. By Cash paid Ansalm Moore who is a son of Alice Moore deceased who was a daughter of H. Butler. By Cash paid John Caldwell in right of his wife Hannah who was a daughter of H. Butler decd. James Carson only heir of Jean Carson decd who was a daughter of H. Butler. By Cash paid Hannah Margaret and Deborah Butler children of Abm Butler dec'd by their guardian Jacob Kick (or Kirk). By Cash paid John Moore who is a son of Alice Moore dec'd who was a daughter of H. Butler dec'd.N.B. One share of this Item remains due to a daughter of Hannah Butler or her representatives who has not come forward to receive it not has repeated advertisements as yet been able to discover the person or persons entitled to it amount L31-17-11-3/4. By Cash paid Mary Norton wife of John Hoffstot and Joseph Norton, children of Rebecca Norton, who was a daughter of Mary Farra. By Cash paid James, Thomas, Samuel and John Farra and Martha Butler, all children of Wm. Farra, deceased, who was a son and legal representative of Mary Farra. By Cash paid Samuel Farra and Catherine Farra children and legal representatives of Mary Farra. By Cash paid Sarah Farra wife of John Wishrow who was one of the daughters of Mary Farra. By Cash paid Mary Farra, daughter of Mary Farra, by her attorney B. Tilghman. Paid John McCue who was a son of Anthony McCue. Paid Agnes McCue the wife of Samuel Jonson who was a daughter and legal representative of Anthy McCue. Paid Mary Rogers the wife of Thomas Mullhall who was only child of Elizabeth Rogers dec'd who was one of the daughters and legal representatives of Anthony McCue. Paid Nancy McCue daughter of Abraham McCue on power of attorney from her guardian James Graham. Paid Mary Cannon late Mary Harman on power of attorney to Thomas Cannon.
Recorded November 11th 1823, Miscellaneous Docket No. 1, page 210
To wife, Martha, 40 pounds per annum, furniture, etc.
To daughters, Mary Hillyard and Rebecca Steel, the plantation to be divided between them.
To son-in-law, William Shute, and Elizabeth his wife, 46 acres in North Liberties between William Paliner, Moun's Justice and Schuykill River, during life and then to their three daughters, Rebecca, Martha and Elizabeth.
To son-in-law, Richard Renshaw, and my daughter Ann, his wife, two lots on Walnut Street, also a negro man, Peter, etc.
To daughter Ruth Thompson, a house and lot during her life, and then to her son, James Thompson and his heirs.
To grandson James Saunders, 500 acres, half of 1000 acres, in Kent County, next to the Manor of Freith.
To granddaughter, Rebecca Saunders, 5 pounds.
To son-in-law, Thomas Pennington, what he owes me.
To grandchildren, James and Martha Pennington, 10 pounds each, and to the other grandchildren of Thomas and Martha Pennington, 5 pounds each.
To granddaughter, Rebecca Shute, 10 pounds and to her sisters, Martha and Elizabeth, 5 each.
To Richard and Ann Renshaw's four children, 5 pounds each.
To grandson, James Steel, the house where I dwell after the death of my wife; his brother Henry Steel and sisters, Elizabeth and Hannah Steel.
To my grandson Henry Steel, being heir to a messuage and farm in Sussex, Great Britain, and to the largest share of his father’s two tenements in Philadelphia, to have 10 pounds only.
To his sisters, Elizabeth and Hannah Steel, 10 pounds each.
To former wife’s half-brother, Daniel Hammond, 5 pounds, and to his son, John, 10 pounds to help pay for land on west side of the Susquehanna and granted by proprietary warrant.
To daughter, Rebecca Steel some ground rents to help her raise her children. James Steel
Executors: Sons-in-law Charles Hillyard and Richard Renshaw, and daughters Mary Hillyard and Rebecca Steel. Letters to all but Mary, she being absent.
Witnesses: Septimus Robinson and Isaac Jones
William Jeanes died the 4th mo. 10th, 1747. In his last will, dated 2d mo, 13, 1747, he devised to his "son Joseph the plantation and tract he now lives on, containing one hundred acres of land, situated in the Manor of Moreland," subject to payments due the Loan Office; also three acres of land on Southampton Creek, he paying to his brother James, if he ever arrives in Pennsylvania, L25: three pounds the first year, three pounds each year after for six years, and four pounds the eighth. To son Isaac tract of land containing 170 acres, he paying to his brother James L50 in seven annual payments; "provided that Isaac be twenty-one years of age before the arrival of James." To youngest son, Jacob the tract whereon I now dwell, containing 125 acres. Wife Elizabeth to enjoy all the profits until Jacob be 21 years of age; also the interest of L150. To daughter Mary Carrington L150, and if she be not living that sum to be divided between her children, William and Esther Walton. To daughters Esther and Rebecca L140. When Jacob shall arrive at the age of 21 years he shall allow his mother one-third of all the grain and of apples, the keeping of one horse and one cow the year through, the best chamber upstairs to reside in, necessary firewood, a part in the kitchen and at the spring house; but if she should marry, then to pay her in lieu thereof L3 every year during her life. To daughter Mary the plantation where she now lives until Isaac comes of age, save a piece of meadow to Esther and Rebecca. To son Joseph "one suit last made, light colored cloth with white metal buttons; also coat and jacket and one pair of leather breeches, his great coat and his last wedding suit of worsted apparel to his son Isaac."
Mary Janes Hoth in an email 21 Mar 2001 kindly sent me this transcription of a portion of William Jeanes will:
"Philadelphia August 5 1747.
Then formally appeared Thomas Walton Jost Vanboshericks and Philipus Wynkoops the witness to the foregoing Will and to the Codicil thereto subjoyned and the said Thomas Walton on his Solemn Affirmation according to Law and the said Yost Vanboshercks and Philipus Wynkoop on their oaths did Declare they saw and hard Wm. Jeanes the Testator therein named sign seal publish and declare the same Will for and as his Last Will and Testament and the said Codicil for and is a part of the same and that at the doing thereof he was of Sound Mind Memory and Understanding to the best of their knowledge.
Coram Wm. Plumsted Reg. Genl.
"Be it Remembred that on the 5th Day of August 1747 the Last Will and Testament of William Jeanes deceased was Proved in due form of Law and Probate and Letters Testamentary were granted to Joseph Jeanes, William Wamsley the other Executor having renounced execution in the said Testament named being first Solemnly Affirmed well & truly to administer the said Deceased Estate and to bring an Inventory thereof unto the Reg. Genl's office of Philadelphia at or before the 8th day of Sept. next and render a true Account when thereunto Lawfully required Given under the Seal of the said Office.
Wm. Plumsted Reg. Genl."
I, Daniel Hoopes of Westtown in the County of Chester in the Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman being indisposed in body but of sound disposing mind and memory, prayed be the Lord for the same, considereing that it is appointed for all men once to dye, do make my last will and testament in manner and form following that it is to say first and chiefly I commend my soul into the hands of Almight God wo gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named, and as for what worldly estate money and effects I have undisposed of I give, bequeath and dispose of as follows (viz) I order that my just debts and funeral charges be first paid and discharged by my executors.
I give and bequeath to my oldest son Joshua Hoopes my negro named Tom, and also my still with the appurtenances and my clock and my walnut desk and cloaths trees, he my said son Joshua paying to my daughter Mary the sum of ten pounds current money of the Province within three months next after my decease with which payment I do charge the same premises.
I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Hoopes my large panel oak chest and one set of silver coat buttons and five shillings in money.
I give and bequeath to my son John Hoopes the some of five shillings current money of this Province.
I give and bequeath unto my son Abraham Hoopes the sum of five shillings current money aforesaid, and my cane. Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Hoopes the sum of five shillings current money af.
I give and bequeath unto my son Stephen Hoopes one set of silver coat buttons and also all the residue and remainder of the money due to me upon bonds and bills or otherwise after my debts, funeral expenses and legacies in this my will specified or mentioned and to be mentioned are all paid.
I give and bequeath unto my son Nathan Hoopes the sum of five pounds current money aforesaid and my riding horse, sadlle and bridle.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Mary Yarnall the sum of five shillings aforesaid. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Hall the sum of fifty shillings current aforesaid.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Ashbridge the sum of five shillings aforesaid.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Christian Hoopes all my beds, bedding, bedsteads and furniture thereof and all my poewter of every sort and my great looking glass and also all my earthenware.
I nominate and appoint my sons-in-law George Ashbridge and Phillip Yarnall and my friend Thomas Smedley to be my executors of this my last will and testament. AND lastly I do hereby revoke, disannul and declare utterly void all other wills and testaments by me made either in word or writing and declare this only to be my last will and testament.
In witness thereof I have hereunto se my hand and seal the nine and twentieth day of the second month called April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred Forty-Six."
Daniel D. Hoopes
Signed, sealed and published by the said Daniel Hoopes as his last will and testament in the presence of us.
To all to whom these Presents may Come, I Abraham Hoopes the Elder, of the Township of Edgment, County of Daleware and State of Pennsylvania, yoman, under weight of Many years and Weakness of Body but of Perfect understanding and of a sound Disposeing Mind and Memory, thanks be Giving for the Same, Bareing in Mind the uncertainty of time in this transitory world, therefore as touching and Concerning Such Worldly Estate as it hath Pleased the Divine Beaing to Bless me with in this life, I do Hereby order, Give and Dispose of the Same in manner and form following, viz:
Imprimis: In the first place I do order that all my Just Depts and funeral Expences be well and truly paid and Discharged by my Executors Hereafter named as soon after my Decease as Conveniency will permit of.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son John Hoopes the sum of twenty Pounds, to be paid to him by my Executors at the end of one year Next Insuing from the time of my decease and in Gold or Silver money or in Coin that then passeth Current in this State of an Equeal value therewith, and I do Hereby further order my Executors to pay into the Hands of my sd son John's two sons, Abraham and Daniel Hoopes, at the end of sd year, the sum of Eighty Pounds of like Money afsd, the Intrest thereof I do order them the sd Abraham and Daniel Hoopes, or Either of them, to pay unto their father the said John Hoopes yearly and Every year Dureing his Natural life, from the time they may receive the Same, and at the Decease of my son John Hoopes I do order the sum of Eighty Pounds to be paid by an Equal Division to and among all and Every of his Children then Living and to the lawfull Heirs and Representatives of one or more of them as may be Deceased; Such Heirs or Representatives takeing by an Equeal Division among them that Part or Sheare as would Descended to their Parent or Parents Deceas?? Respectively; and in Case any one or more of my son John Hoopes Children may be Deceased at the time of Such Division as affsd without having lawfull Issue then such Descendant or Descendants part or Share to go and Descend to the Surviveing Brothers and Sisters of them and their Representatives as Affs?? by an Equel Division; but in case the Said Abraham and Daniel Hoopes, or Either of them, at any time Hereafter may think their father John Hoopes to be Necessiated for help or Support, then and in Such Case I do order them to give and alow him Such relief out of the said Eighty Pounds, the Residue to Decend to and among his Children and their Lawfull Representatives in Manner Affs??.
Item: I give and Bequeath to my son Jacob Hoopes the sum of fifty Pounds of like money Affsd to Come to him at the end of one year next Ensuing from the time of my Decease if he shall then be liveing, but in Case of his being Decesd before the end of said one year then I order the sum of five pounds to be paid his Widow, Susanna Hoopes, in Bar and lieu of said fifty Pounds, and the Remaining Part of sd fifty Pounds to go and Decend to and among all Brothers by an Equeal Division Share and Share alike.
Item: I give and Bequeath to my son Benjamin Hoopes the sum of Seventy Pounds of like money Aforesaid to be paid to him at the end of one year Next Insuing after my Decease.
Item: I give and Bequeath to my son George Hoopes the sum of one Hundred Pounds of like money as Afsd to be paid to him at the end of one year next insuing after my Decease.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Abigail the Wife of William Regester the Sum of Sixty Pounds of like Money as Affsd, to be paid to ber at the end of one year Next Ensuing from the time of my Descease if she be then living, but in Case of her Decease before the time above appointed for the Payment thereof then in Such Case I do order the said Sum of Sixty pounds to go and Decend to all her Children that she now hath or may have by her Present Husband, William Regester, by an equeal Division thereof amongst them or the Survivors of them as may live to arive to the age of Meturity; that is the Male to twenty one years of age and the female to Eighteen years of age, at which ages I do order each ones Equeal Sheare thereof to be paid them as they attain their Respective ages as Afsd, with the Intrust thereof.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Jane, the wife of Joseph Robins, the sum of Sixty five pounds of like Money as afforesaid, to be paid to her at the end of one year Next Insuing from the time of my Decease if she be then living, but in Case of her Decease before the time above appointed for the payment thereof, then and in Such Case I do order the Said Sum of Sixty five Pounds to be paid into the hands of her Present husband, Joseph Robins, to go and Decend to and among all her Children that she now hath or may have by her Present Husband the sd Joseph Robins, by an Equeal Division thereof amongst them or the Survivors of them: and I do also give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Jane my Bed and Bed Close thereunto belonging.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Abraham Hoopes the Sum of thirty Pounds of like Money as affs??, to be paid to him at the end of one year Next Ensuing from the time of my Decease; and likewise I give and Bequeath unto my sd son Abraham Hoopes my Black walnut Desk and my silver spoon Marked with the letters A H.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my son Isaac Hoopes the sum of thirty Pounds of like Money to be paid to him at the end of one year Next Ensuing from the time of my Decease.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Abraham Williamson the sum of ten Pounds of like Money Affsd, to be paid to him at the end of one year Next Ensuing from the time of my Decease.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Phebe Hunt the sum of five pounds of like Money Afsd, to be paid to her at the end of one year next Ensuing from the time of my Decease.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Lydia Yarnal the sum of five pounds of like Money Afsd, to be paid to her at the end of one year next Ensuing from the time of my Decease.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Sarah Robins my Warming Pann.
Item: I give and Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Mary Robins my Callico Curtains.
Item: I give and Devise all the rest Residue and remainder of my Estate, real and Personel, of what kind and where soever found to be Equeally Devided among all my Children, both sons and Daughters, by an Equeal Division, shear and shear aLike.
Item: and lastly I do Hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my Son in law Joseph Robins and Grand Son Daniel Hoopes to be Whole and Sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, Granting to them and the Survivors of them full Power and Authority to act therein; and likewise I do hereby utterly revoke and Disannul all and every Testaments wills Legacies and Executors by me in any Ways before this time Named Willed and Bequeathed, Rattefying and Confirming this only to be my last will and Testament. Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twentyeth Day of the Twelfth Month in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety two.
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and ABRAHAM X HOOPES (Seal)
Delivered by the sd Abraham Hoopes the mark
elder to be his last Will and Testament in
the Presence of the Subscribers
The foregoing will was proven Oct. 10, 1795, by the first two witnesses, the other being absent. Letters testamentary were not granted till June 23, 1796, and the will was filed but not recorded. The inventory amounted to œ782 : 14 : 2 3/4, and the executors filed accounts Oct. 20, 1796, showing a balance of œ153 : 13 : 7 1/4 after paying debts and legacies.
Wills & Administrations
from the Knaresborough, Yorkshire Court Rolls,
published for the Society by Anderws & Co., Durham;
Bernard Quaritch, 15, Piccadilly, London, 1905
The Will of William Leadom
Membrane 16. 8 and 9 James I (1610-11)
July 16, 1609. – I, William Ledome of the parishe of Pannall, to be buryed at Pannall. I gyve to my daughter Elizabeth two kine, the one brockhooded, the other a browne rigged, also two whies a year and a halfe ould, the one a redd, the other a blacke, and xx ewes and a tupp, and also the close I hold of William Lanckton, called the Moore Close, for my terme of seaven yeares, and a whie of three yeares, beinge a blacke, whiteheaded, and also my best stand bedd, my best arke, cubborde, gavelocke, iron mell, three of the best iron wedges, one of the worst, two of the best dublers and two wurse, the better brandrith and a baxton, two of the best axes, half a stone of hemp, a mattris, a blanckitt, a coverlet, a bolster, three cods, the halfe of my woll, the cropp of hay that comes of Lanckton Close and the eatage of the same close; to my maide Elizabeth Fawcitt, two lambes; to – Rodes one lambe; to William Harrison a paire of shoose. The residue to Grace, my daughter, whom I make sole executrix &c. Also I make Henry, Thomas Letham, my brothers, and George Letham supervisors &c., and I will that my brother Henry have the tuition of my daughter Elizabeth, and George the tuition of my daughter Grace.
Witnesses, Will. Bentley, Will. Chanler. – Henry Ledom is admitted as executor.
The Tuition of Grace Ledome
Membrane 8. Dec. 23, 16 James I (1618)
Grace Ledome, one of the daughters and sole executrix of the will of William Ledome of Rossett, chooses George Ledome of Bishopthorneton to be her guardian.
The Will of Henry Hill
Membrane 25. 20 and 21 James I (1622-3). Oct. 12, 1621. – I, Henry Hill of Beckwith and Rosset, to be buried at Pannall. I will that my goodes be devided into three equal partes. One I give to Jennett, my wife, another to my sonne Will. Hill, and third my legacies &c. to be first discharged. And whereas Henrie Jackson is indebted unto me the some of vij li., which I freelie give him. I give to Alice, his wife, xiij li., to be paid by my sonne W. out of my landes a Harlayhill, in full satisfaccon of hir childes porccon, to be paid in three monthes next after Michillmas next, if it please God to call me in the mean time. And whereas my sonne Edw. Hill oweth me the some of xxiij li., which I frelie give him. I give to the said Edward iij li. vjs. viijd.; to Geo., Maud and Jane Jackson, to everie of them vjs. viij d., to be put forth to their best profitt by my sonne William; to my servant Maud j ewe or gimer(?); to Tunstall wife iij s.(?); to the mending of the laine beneath Beckwith House vs.; to the poore of the parishe of Pannall xx s.; to Henry Smith, Henry Leming, Raiphe Benson and Elline Ledome, everie of them xij d. The rest to William, my sonne, whom I make sole executor &c. Witnesses, Will, Bentley, Rich. Clint. – Executor named admitted.
The Will of Richard Bayoke
Membrane 26. 20 and 21 James I (1622-3). Feb 20, 1618. – I, Richard Bayoke of Harrowgate, to be buried at Knaresburgh. I have paid unto my daughter Ann, Thom. Warde wiffe, xl li. In goodes and money, I give hir more iij li. Over and besides xlvj s. viij d. which I owe hir, and all my said legaces to be paid one yeare after my decease; to Alice, my wiffe, the third of my whole goodes. My debtes &c. paid, the rest to my said wiffe, and make hir and my sonne, Thomas Warde (or Waide?), executors. Witnesses, Geo. Ledome, Rob. Waide, JohnWaide. – Executors named admitted.
The Will of Anthony Craven:
Membrane 16. 22 James I and 1 Charles I (1624-5). Feb. 20, 1622. – I, Anthony Craven of Darley, yeoman, my bodie to be buried at Hampesthwaite Church. If the rest of the parishioners will joyne with me with their contributions, then I give vli. To make a stocke towards the releiffe of the poore of this parish, which I wold have continued for ever, or els iij li. Vjs. viij d. thereof to be bestowed amongst the poorest people of the parish at the discretion of my executors, and xxiij s. iiij d., residew thereof, towards the mayntenance of divine service at the Chappell of Thornethwaite; to my sonne in law, William Bawdwen, xx s.,; to my daughter, his wife, xx s.; to my servant, Elizabeth Gadgion, viij s. vj d.; to Chris, my servant, the bed which he hath at Stainley and x s.; to my nephew, Robert Craven, and Francis Day, either of them vli.; to my sonne, William Craven, all such goodes as is upon my cubbord head, all my husbandry geare and such implements as belonge to the same; to Nicholas Raynard x s. Whereas my sonne in lawe, William Ledome, oweth me xl li., which was dew to me five yeares since, if he will hold himself fullie satisfied and seale and deliver to my executors a generall release for all matters whatsoever, then I frelie give him that xl li. And cxx li. More, or els if he refuse to deliver such release, then all such gifts and legacies as I have given to him or his shal be frustrate and voyde, and my executors to have power to sew as well for the said xl li., as also for such interest as the same will come unto for five yeares past; to my sone William, my sonne in law, William Ledome, and my daughter Jonne Craven my milne and all my interest in the same, and such implements as belongeth to the same, and all my household stuffe, except the cubbord head formerlie given and one bed furnished, which I have given to my daughter Jonne, equallie amongst them; to my daughter, Ellin Ledome, xx s.; to Raiphe Gill xiij s. iiij d.; all which legacies shalbe paied within fower yeares after my death or as shortlie as my executors can procure the same our of my goodes, and that which my goodes will not extend to paie, the same to be paied and taken out of a lease and a surrender which I have made in trust to my nephew, Robert Craven, and Francis Day, of my land in Stainley and Darley. All legacies &c. being paied, if my sonne William will seale unto my executors a generall release, then such lease as I have made of my land in Staineley shalbe frustrate and remaine to my said sonne William. And Whereas I ove my said daughter Jonne 1 li., for which I once delivered to her certeine goodes for her safegarde, my will is that my executors enter into bonde to paie her the said 1 li., within a convenient time as it can be made, out of such things as they shall have power to sell or let for the same, and she to have nothinge to doe with the goodes. And as touchinge my coppyhold land which I have surrendered to the said Robert Craven and Francis Day, my will is that they shall stand seysed of the same untill they shall se more profe of my said sonne William, and if he shall prove an evill or waistfull husband and doe either lett or sell any parte of his lands at Staineley without the consent of my executors or supervisor, then he to have no benefitt of my said copyhold lands, except they or the more parte of them shall suffer him to have the benefitt thereof during his liffe naturall, afer all my debts are discharged and he having first sealed a bonde to save my executors harmless of all matters whatsoever of their executorshipp. Yet if my sonne shall have any issewe lawfullie begotten which shall accomplish the age of tenn yeares, then they to surrender the same, after my sonnes death, to the said issewe and their heirs &c. upon sealing a general release &c. Or els if my said sonne shall have no issewe livinge, or shall prove waistfull &c., then my executors to surrender my said lands, in revercon, after my sonnes death, to John Ledome, my grandchild, and his heirs for ever, so that his father, Will. Ledome, will seale a bonde to my executors &c. I appoynt the said Robert Craven and Francis Day my executors &c., and I desire Mr. Justice Hutton to be supervisor &c. And I give him xxij s. in gold &c. Witnesses, Will. Day, Rob. Atkinson, Hen. Ranson, Raiphe Gill. – Executors named admitted.
The Will of Henry Ledam
Membrane 18. 2 and 3 Charles I (1626-7).
[No date.] – I, Henry Ledame, parishe of Pannall, husbandman, to be buried there. I give all my good &c. to be equally divided amonge these three, Elizabeth Bentley, Grace Rotherye and Issabel Burrell, my grandechilde, funerall expences beinge thereout deducted. The aforesaid 3 persons to be executrices &c. Witnesses, Will. Reynolds, Will. Bentley. – Executrices named admitted.
(IGI, no batch or reference number, has a Grace Lethum marriage on 15 Sep 1607 in Pannal to William Rotherre.)
The Will of George Leedum
Membrane 13. 3 and 4 Charles I (1627-8). July 15, 3 Charles I.
This deed witnesseth that I, Goerge Leedome in Felclife &c., yeoman, do make this my last will &c., to be buryed at Hampesthwaite. I give to Thomas Knapton, my sonne, and Anne Knapton, my daughter, four pence in payement of his wyffes porcon; to Thomas Knapton, junr., j gavelocke and j yron wedge; the resedew to Peter Battson, my sonne, and Jaine Battson, his wife, payinge forth of the same my funeral expences, and mackinge the sayd Peter my full executor &c. Witnesses, Will. Simpson, John Morrous, Tho. Umplebye. – Executor named admitted.
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