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Daniel Carmichael Deceased

Will Book I Volume 1 page 79

Written Proved

of Little Britain township Lancaster county

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN The twelfth day of January in the year of our Lord 1753, I Daniel Carmichael of Little Britain in the County of Lancaster yeoman being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say, Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and formy body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the discretion of my executor, not doubting but at the genera resurrection I shall receive the Same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to blefs me with in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form,

first I give and bequeath to my beloved wife the third part of the land and house and all other benefits of my son Thomas's part of my land during her natural life, and AS for all my household goods and all other moveables I bequeath to her my beloved wife the third part, likewise I give to my well beloved Son Thomas, the plantation I now live on, except what I reserve to my son John, of it to ad to the place I bought from James Luckie the division line between my son Thomas and John I allow to begin at Samuel Caldwells line on the Meating road and so up along the said road till a stump about three rod south of the clear field to the west of said road, which stump stands right in said road and so right down south side of said field keeping at equal distance from the fence till at fore end and then a right course till John Kippings line the part of land to be cut of my home plantation by the aforesaid line I allow it and James Luckies place to be joined together, and I give said land when so joined to my son John together with one acre of meadow on Conawingo Creek I give to my son Thomas fifteen pounds that is in James Johnstones hands to buy a horse and to my son John the horse called punch and the horse called Johns Cott

I bequeath unto my daughter Elinor forty pounds and a young bay horse which was bought at Robert Forsiths, a saddle and one bedding of cloase

I bequeath to my Son in law James McDowlell twenty shillings.

I bequeath to my son in law William Carmichael five pounds

ITEM the little Duch boy I allow to be at the disposal of my well beloved wife Mary--I further aIlow my son Thos to be at equal charge with John in building a new house to John on his own land and. if the cannot agree what sort of a house they will make, it is to be determined by theoverseers a leave over them- I furtherallow after all debts and legacies is paid and discharged that what- ever moveables remains to be equally divided between my tow Sons ThoS and John SS I leave to my nees Mary McMurry Sixteen shillings: I constitute make and ordain my beloved wife Mary and my beloved Son Thos my sole Executors of this my last will and testament: I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every former testament wills and legacies and requisit executors by me in any ways before this time, named willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirmed. this and know other to be my last will and testament-- IN WITNEFS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written-- I appoint Samuel Davidson and George Clingen overseers over my estate--

SIGNED sealed and Declared in the presents of us:

Jas. Dickson- Samuel Davidson, George Clingan

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Daniel Carmichael

The seventh day of March 1753, Before me the Subscriber came James Dickson and George Clingham two of the witnefses to the above written will. and on thetr corporal oaths did declare and say that obey were present and saw and heard Daniel Carmichael the above named Testator, Sign seal publish and declare tho above writing as and for his last will and testament, and that at the doing thereof he Was of sound and disposing mind memory and undertanding to the best of theirKnowledge observation and belief.

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