I came across this will from early Chester County, Pennsylvania wills and thought the information might help some. I know nothing further about this family. I was interested in the Porterfield connection – but it’s the wrong Porterfield.
James MOORE of New London, Chester County, Pennsylvania Will written 9 Jun 1763 Will proved 29 Nov 1763
To Elizabeth CARTER£20. To James MOORE, son of my son John£50. To Catharine MOORE, daughter of son John£10 when of age. To son William [MOORE] two sons: James and Samuel £10 each. To my son by the law, John MOORE’S six children viz: James, Alexander, John, Henry, Elizabeth and Martha £10 when of age. To Mathew PORTERFIELD’S children viz: James, Denney, Nelly and Elizabeth PORTERFIELD £10 each when of age. To son John MOORE £30. To son William MOORE £20. To daughter, Elizabeth £40. To daughter, Martha PORTERFIELD £20. Remainder to be divided among my two sons and two daughters. Executors:David Wiley and John Scott Witnesses: Joseph Cook and Peter Gubby