JANE (PARKINSON) DICKEY (d 1882) of Fallowfield Twp
Jane was the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Dickey) Parkinson of Nottingham Twp.
Will Book 11, p. 384
In the name of God Amen. I Jane Dickey, Widow of Benjamin Dickey, late of Fallowfield Township Washington Co. Penn. being sound in mind but weak in bodey and considering the uncertinty of life do make this my last will and Testament. First my will is that my bodey be decently buried by my friends and the funeral expences paid by my Executor (hereinafter named) out of the first money on hand. 2nd to my son Jefferson I will him to have all my Gold and Silver Coin, my secretary, and all my books, 3 Silver Table spoons, I set silver tea spoons 1 set of German silver tea spoons, my horse [next word illegible], 2 fether beds and bedding 2 brass kettles 2 cows, 1 gold watch, all my table linen and sheeting, 1 rocking chair, six stone plates, six Custer plates, 1 set of cups & saucers, 2 coffee pots cream jug & sugar bowl, six stone dishes, with all other dishes or cooking utencils not otherwise disposed of belonging to me. 3rd to my daughter Eliza Jane my Bureau, 3 Silver table spoons and all of my wearing apparel. 4th to my Grandchildren (children of my son James) five dollars each. 5th After the above distribution is made and my debts and liabilities are paid, and Estate settled, my will is that my son Jefferson have all the money, goods, or chattels, wich may remain of my Estate. And I do hereby nominate consititute and appoint John Patten of Washington County Pa. Executor of this my last will and testament, and I do hereby revoke or make void any former will by me made or published.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal, this 20th day of June A.D. 1872.
Jane Dickey X her mark
Signed Sealed published and declared by the testator Jane Dickey as and for her last will and Testament, in the presence and at her request have subscribed our names as witness thereto. James Dickey, William F. Ralston
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Washington County, ss:
Be it remembered, That upon this 31st day of May 1882 before me John F. Cooper Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration within and for said county, came James Dickey and William F. Ralston the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing attached Will of Jane Dickey deceased, who, after being duly qualified according to law, depose and say: That they were present at the execution of said Will---saw the testatrix sign the same by making her mark---heard her publish it as and for her last Will and testament: that they at her request, in her presence, and in the presence of each other, subscribed their names thereto as witnesses.
[signed] James Dickey [signed] William F. Ralston
Sworn and subscribed before [signed] John F. Cooper
And now May 31st A.D. 1882, It being adjudged that the said will has been duly proved, Letters are issued to John Patten in said testament named who was duly qualified by John F. Cooper, Register.
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