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			   WILL OF ADAM MOSER
                   From The Moser Genealogy and History Home Page
			    (A Verbatim Transcript)

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Adam Moser late of Hereford Township, in the
county of Berks in the Province of Pennsylvania, now of Stinking
Quarter, in the county of Orange and the Colony of North Carolina
(Yoeman) being of good bodily health, of sound mind memory &
understanding, Blessed be God, having considered the uncertainty of
life & the certainty of death, thought proper to settle my worldly
affairs & I do hereby make my last will & testament in manner following.
That is to say hereby reckoning all wills & testaments, by me
heretofore made, I do declare this and no other to be my last will
and testament. Principally & of all things I do recommend my soul into
the hands of God & my body to the earth to be buried in a decent
manner. at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named. And my mind
& will is that all my just debts, funeral expenses be duly paid &
satisfied & I do give & bequeath unto my sons Anthony, Francis,& 
Adam & to my daughters Elizabeth & Anna Phillipina the sum of five 
shillings lawful money of Pennsylvania aforesaid I having already 
advanced & given to each of them several sums of money & sundry goods 
& I do give & bequeath unto my son Tobias the sum of fifty pounds 
lawful money of Pennsylvania aforesaid & I give & bequeath unto my son 
Jacob the sum of sixty two pounds ten shillings lawful money of 
Pennsylvania aforesaid which said two several sums of money remain now 
in the hands of Henry Bootz & Adam Bootz & I have their two Several 
Bonds for the sums bearing date respectively the twenty first day of 
February 1761. And as for and concerning all the rest of my estate both 
& personally whatsoever & wheresoever I do give & devise the same unto 
my sons Tobias & Jacob, their heirs & assigns forever to be equally 
divided between them part and share alike & of this my last will & 
testament I do hereby appoint my said sons Tobias & Jacob executors. In 
witness whereof the said Adam Moser set my hand & seal hereunto the 
fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
sixty three. 


Signed sealed published & declared by     )
Adam Moser the testator in the foregoing  )
named for & as his last will & testament  )     Adam Moser   (Seal)
in the presence of who at his request &   )
in his presence have set our hands as     )
witnesses hereunto

Francis Nash               )
Ralph McNair               )
Phillip Jackson            )

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MEMORANDUM whereas Adam Moser of Stinking Quarter, in the County of 
Orange in the Colony of North Carolina (Yoeman) hath lodged with me 
Phillip Boam of the City of Pennsylvania, in the Province of 
Pennsylvania, Shopkeeper, two certain Bonds from Henry & Adam Bootz to 
the said Adam Moser, bearing the date respectively the the 21st Day of 
February 1761, the one of them being for fifty pounds, payable the 
tenth of May 1765 & the other of them being payable for Sixty two 
pounds ten shillings, payable the the tenth May 1766 and whereas the 
said Adam Moser by his letter of Attorney, bearing said date herewith, 
so authorized and impowered, me the subscribed to receive the money on 
the Several Bonds on the Bond date, in order that I may pay the same to 
the said Adam Moser his heirs Executors Administrators or assigns at my 
Covenant, after I have received, the respective monies due on the said 
two Several Bonds or any of them, Now I do promise to pay or cause to 
be paid unto the said Adam Moser his heirs Executors Administrators or 
assigns all the monies that I shall recover & receive for & on account 
of the said Several Bonds In witness whereof I the J. Phillip Boam have 
hereunto set my hand & seal the fourth day of August 1763 

Sealed & Delivered in the presence of us )       Phillip Boam (Seal)
Peter Miller         Jacob ?????         )

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At an Interim Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began & held for the 
County of Orange at the Courthouse in Charlesbough on the second 
Tuesday in August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred & 
Sixty three. Present his Majesties & the Executors of the aforesaid 
will & memorandum was duly proved by the oaths of Francis Nash Ralph 
McNair & Phillip Jackson & ordered to be recorded 

Test 
James Watson  C.C. 

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Notes:
1. North Carolina Archives 
2. The will and memorandum were actually proved in November 1763, not August 1763 
3. The transcript is verbatim, including misspellings, double words, etc.
4. The line format of the original document has been altered in order to fit this file.

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