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Hugh Barclay

Lancaster County courthouse, Will Book A, page 214

(Names mentioned: Hugh Barclay, John McConnel, Thomas Smith, John Anderson, Mary Barclay, William Barclay, Sam Ramsey, Daniel McConnel, Martha Barclay, Margaret Barclay, Edward Shippen)

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I, Hugh Barclay of Colerain Township and County of Lancaster Being Weak in Body but of Sound Memory (Thanks be to God) Do this Ninth day of March in the year of our Lord God one Thousand Seven Hundred sixty four Make and Publish this my Last will and Testament in Manner following (that is to say) first I Give to my son Hugh Barclay the sum of five shillings. Also I give to my Grandson Hugh Barclay My shirt of Huff Cloaths Also I Give my Son John McConnel all my Tract of Land in Drumore Township in said County adjoining the lands of Sam Ramsey To Hold to him and his heirs forever Also I alow my Land in Colerain Township in said County on which I now live to be divided in two parts the Road leading from Octraro Creek to Joseph Millers to be the dividing line. Also I give that Side of the said Divided Lands ajoining the land of Thomas Smith to my Daughter Mary to Hold to her and her Heirs forever. Also I Give and Bequeath to my son William Barclay the other side of Divided Land the Sid ajoyning the Land of John Anderson and Whereon I now live. To Hold to him and his Heirs for Ever Also I will and allow all my Personal Effects to be sold and turned into Money and after Debts and Funeral Charges is paid than Also I Give to my dear wife Mary Barclay the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds and I alow that my wife may Live in the home where I now live during the Time She remains my Widow In Such Time as said Mary and William come of age and after maintainene and Ediating My two Young Children Mary and William our of the Rent and Profits of Said Lands of theirs My Wife is to Injoy the what remains of Benefit of said Children and my wife to be at the Ordering of my Executors Also I alow that if Mary Barclay my daughter Dyeth Before she one to the age of eighteen years that my son William Barclay shall injoy her inheriten if S William dieth before he come in the age of twenty one years my daughter Mary Barclay shall injoy his inheritance and if the both die before they arrive at the above said year then my sons Hugh Barclay and John McConnell shall equally injoy said Mary and William Barclays lands and inheritance to hold them and their heirs forever Also I alow the Remainding part of my estate to be paid toward the purchase money in part for to deed the land left to my daughters and for Maxey and William and I also allow and make John McConal and Joseph Miller to be my sole Executors of this my last will and testament In witness whereoff the said Hugh Barclay have to this my last will and testament set to my had and seal the day and year first above written.

Hugh Barclay (seal)

Signed sealed ad delivered by the said Hugh Barclay as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof NB the words all lands C--------- was inserted before signing. Daniel McConnel Martha (her mark) Barclay Margaret Barclay Lancaster County On the second day of April; AD 1764 before me the Subscriber personally appeared Martha Barclay and Margaret Barclay two of the subscribing witnesses to the within will and on their Corporal Oath did depose and say that they were present and saw and heard Hugh Barclay the Testator within sign, seal publish pronounce and declare the within writing as and for his last will and testament and that at the doing therof he was of sound and well disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge observation and belief.

Edward Shippen DJR

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