Name: Robert Huey
Death: BET 1770 AND 1773 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Event: Note See note for will
Robert Huey held a slave Mary Allen per his will below "the bound girl Mary Allen which cost me #5"
From: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania "Miscellaneous Accounts", Volume 1772-1776, page 107.
6th day 1773
At an Orphan's Court held at Lancaster for the County of Lancaster on the sixth day of May 1773, before Isaac Sanders, James Clemson and James Work, Esquires Justices of the same count.
John Wilson Executor of the last will and testament of Robert Huey, deceased, appeared in Court and produced the account o/ his Executorship on the Estate of the said deceased duly passed before the Deputy Register whereby there appears to be a balance in favour of the said accountant of #2, 12 shillings and 11 pence, which the Court on examination, allows and approves of, and directs that the said balance together with twenty-seven shillings the expences of this Count amouting in the whole to the sum of #3, 19 shillings and 11 pence be by the said Executor charged against the Estate of the said Robert Huey deceased.
(note: pounds (symbol#), shillings and pence were the money units of England and used in the Colonies of America before and to a certain extent after, the Revolutionary War. A pound would have been equal to about $5.00, a shilling as 1/20th of a pound and pence was the plural of penny)
WILL OF ROBERT HUEY
Robert Huey, deceased
In the name of God, Amen, I Robert Huey of Salisbury, County of Lancaster and Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman being indisposed and weak of body, but of perfect mend and memory blessed be God for the same and calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make, constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my Soul to God who gave it to me and my body I recommend to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my Executor, not doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power fo God and as touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give, bequeth and dispose of the same in manner and form following, viz:
Item, I will allow that all my just debts together with all my funeral charges be paid and discharged.
Item, I give and bequeth to Esther, my well loved wife, the one third pant of the rents and profits of my Real Estate during her Natural Life and also one horse, agreeable to a Contract made and contracted betwixt me and said wife before marriage, which contract I allow to be punctually fulfilled to her for her part of my Estate. Also it is my will and I allow that she shall have the bound girl, viz: Mary Allen, on condition that she pay #5 to my Estate which said Mary cost me.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son, James Huey, or to his Heirs the sum of twenty shillings.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son, Henry Huey, the sum of twenty shillings.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my two daughters, viz: Elizabeth and Mary, to each one of them the sum of #1.
Item, I give and bequeath to my grandson, Robert Usher, the sum of #200 to be paid within one year after my decease, also the young black mare, now two years old, to be for his proper use and benefit and to be kept on the premises for him for one full year after my decease, also he is it to have his own boarding, washing and lodging heresaid year.
Item, I give and bequeath to my grandson, viz: my son Samuel's son, Robert Huey, my Plantation, whereon I now live and all my lands and all my Estate, both real and personal (after the above legacies and debts are paid and discharged) to him and his heirs to be his and their proper use and benefit forever, and it is my will and I allow that the whole of his Legacy or part of my Estate, personal and real, be at the ordering of my Executor until he come to the full age of twenty-four years, but if it please God to call by Death either of my two grandsons, viz: Robert Huey and Robert Usher, them not leaving a legitimate issue, in that case, it is my will and I do order that whichever of the two survivors shall have chat Legacy or part willed to the other, in case he had lived.
Moreover, I constitute- and appoint my trusty friend, John Willson, whole and sole Executor of this, my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby utterly disannul and revoke all and every other and former will or wills, testaments, legacies and bequests and confirming this and no other, to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of June, Anno Domini One thouzand seven hundred and seventy.
Robert X Huey
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and published to be his last Will and Testament
in the presence of Samuel Hughes, Martha Wilson
Marriage 1 Esther Unknown
James Huey b: ABT 1743