the immigrant, came over on the "Lamb", on 26 June 1682, Date of Arrival: 10/22/1682Master: John Tench - [Chester County Geneological page] [see "Welcome Claimants"].He settled originally on the Neshaminy Creek in Bucks co., PA, and the first meeting of the Neshaminy (or Middleton) Monthly Meeting were held in his house.In 1696, he moved to Northern Liberties, Philadelphia co., PA.A prominent figure in early Pennsylvania politics, he served as Sheriff of Bucks county and as Justice of the Peace.During the period 1687-1717, he was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania on thirteen occasions, five times from Bucks county, and eight times from Philadelphia county.His will was dated 30 1 Imo. (Jan) 1721/2, and proved 19 Mar 1721/2.
SOURCE CITATION: Title: Bucks County Deed Book A, Vol I McCracken Quaker Records Hayhurst Deed book A, vol 1., Bucks County, PA P. 25-26, Deed, Nicholas Wln of Bucks Co., yeoman to Edmond Cutler
and his will, verbatim I, Nicholas Waln of the Northern Liberties of the city of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania yoman [sic] being sick and weak of body but of sound and well-disposing mind and memory praises be therefore unto the Lord for the same. My will is as followeth: my will is all my last debts and funeral expenses be paid and discharged by the executors hereafter named. Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Jane Waln, a sum of eight pounds current money of this province of Pennsylvania to be paid yearly and Every year during her natural life out of my Messauges or Tenements and Plantacon where I now dwell by my son Nicholas Waln. Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving wife my Best Bed and furniture there unto belonging, one Chest of Drawers, a Warming Pan and a Close Stool and the aforesaid of Eight Pounds per annum to be paid to my wife at two equal payments every there (that is to say) Four pounds at or upon the Sixteenth day of the month called May and the Sixteenth day of the month called November Every year during her natural life as aforesaid. And in case my son Nicholas Waln shall happen to make any default in payment thereof on any of the days and times appointed for payment and thereof that from thence forth my will is that my said wife shall have and receive one full moiety or half of the profits of my said Messauge or tenement Plantaconland and appurtancences during the remaining part of her said natural life. Item. I give and bequeath unto my said son Nicholas Waln all of my said Messauge or Tenement Plantaconand three hundred acres of land and appurtenances there unto belonging (be the same more or less) to hold to him and his heirs and assigns forever. Yielding and paying the said eight pounds per annum unto my said wife during her life as aforesaid. Item. I give unto my said son Nicholas Waln three of my Negroes viz Tony, Pegg and their youngest child, he paying to my son William Waln the sum of fifty pounds current money of said province at two payments (that is to say) third pounds part thereof within the space of six months after my decease and twenty pounds residual within six months after the decease of my said wife. Item. I give and bequeath unto my said son William Waln my two Negro children (viz) Dinah and Ceasor (sic). Item. I give and bequeath unto my said son Nicholas Waln one Featherbed and furniture, and my best cart and wheels, he paying for recent repair of it. And I also give him my Clock and Case Chercainto be me unto belonging. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughters Jane, Hannah, Mary Sarah and Elizabeth the sum of five shillings each. Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Richard my cloak. Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife one fourth part of my personal estate after the legacies aforesaid are paid. Item. The rest and residual of my estate my will is that it be divided as followeth (viz) one fourth part Equal in value to my said wife's fourth part unto my said son Nicholas Waln, and all the remaining part to my said son William. And too hereby nominate and appoint my said loving wife and my said son Richard Waln executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making null and void all other and former wills and testaments heretofore by me made. In witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of the Eleventh Month called January in the year of our Lord Seventeen Hundred and Twenty-one (1721/2)
Signed Nicholas Waln Witness Even Price John Simcock