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Lancaster county Will book U, vol. 1, p. 772

Photocopy of original will of Robert Barclay 1849

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Barclay of Martick Town Ship in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania, being weak in Body, though of Sound Mind Memory and Understanding, Considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make this my last will & Testament in manner following first it is my will, and I do hereby order that all my Just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my Executors therein after named, as soon as convenient after my Decease Item. first I give and bequeath to my son William all my wearing apparel Including my watch. My will is that all my property Real and personal, be appraised And sold as soon as convenient after my Decease, by my executors after payment of Just debts and expenses out of my Estate, the Balance in the hands of my Executors, my will is that it be Equally divided between my two children share and share alike namely William S. Barclay and Julia Ann Dunkle. And lastly, I nominate constitute and appoint my son William S. Barclay, and Daniel M. Dunkle to be my executors of this my last will & testament.

Signed Sealed, and Delivered by the testator Robert Barclay [his mark] {seal} as his last will and testament in the presence of us the 26th day of July one thousand eight hundred forty nine.

Joseph Wentz

George Culley

Lancaster County SS On the 21st day of Sept. 1849 personally appeared Joseph Wentz and George Culley the subscribing witnesses to the preceding will who upon their solemn affirmation did depose & say that they were present & saw & heard Robert Barclay the testator in said will named sign, seal, publish pronounce & declare the same to be his last will & testament & that at the doing thereof he was of sound & well disposing mind memory & understanding to the best of their knowledge observation & belief. Geo. Brubaker Registrar

Sept. 21st 1849 Letters testamentary granted to Wm S. Barclay & Daniel M Dunkle the Executors they being duly affirmed well & truly to Administer the goods the & chattles, rights & credits of said dec'd. according to Law and also that they will diligently & faithfully regard & well & truly comply with the provisions of the law relating to collateral inheritances.

George Brubaker, Registrar

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