The Will of
Will Book "A", p. 356
In the name of God amen, I, Richard Hunewell of Dallas township Luzerne County state of Pennsylvania being weak in body but sound in mind and memory do make and constitute this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz:first I recommend my soul to God that gave through the mercy of a Mediator, second, I command my body to the dust to be buried with a Christian burial, and as touching my worldly interest.
Firstly, To my son Nathaniel, I bequeath forty eight acres of land including the homestead as the lines are at this time.
Secondly, To my son William forty eight acres where he now lives as the lines are at present, together will a piece of land bounded by Edward W. Isaac's clearing and land now occupied by Stephen Pran(sp?)
Thirdly, To my daughter Catherine twenty four acres where she now lives as the lines are now.
Fourthly, to my son Isaac forty eight acres bounded south by Catherine to extend north.
Fifthly, to my son Richard forty eight acres where he now lives as the lines are at present.
Sixthly, to my son Charles forty eight acres where he he now lives as the lines are at present.
Seventhly, To my daughter Esther twenty four acres where she now lives to be for the use of her and her husband as long as they live after their death to be for their children.
Eighthly, To my son Samuel fifty acres bounded by Abraham Hunewell south east by Thomas Swayze, north by unseated land surveyed to Amos Wukiser (sp?), west by Pern (sp?) B. Doty be the same more or less.
Ninthly, To my beloved wife Jane I bequeath a cow, feather bed and bedding and a sufficient (?) Of kitchen furniture and that part of the house we now occupy now.
I will that my son William, Nathaniel, Charles, Richard, Isaac and Samuel each pay her three bushels of wheat, rye, corn and buckwheat yearly while she lives and after death what remains to her to be equally divided between my before mention six sons and as touching my loose property I will that of my more able property notes etc. after my debts are all discharges my sons Isaac & Samuel shall have each a cow and fifty dollars in money or a team priced by uninterested persons to be worth fifty dollars and the rest to be equally divided among all my children the loose property to be disposed of in six weeks after my death and the share to be paid to each in one year after my death and as I suspect there will be some overplus land north of Isaac after his forty eight acres is surveyed off I will that all the overplus land shall be divided equally among my six sons the division lines running from south to north.
I nominate constitute and appoint my three sons, William, Nathaniel and Charles Hunewell my executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year said.
Richard Hunewell (seal)
Signed sealed published and delivered by the testator Richard Hunewell as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the sd. testator.
Conrad Kunckel Jr.
Donated by Pat Krivak