Nicholas Wierman Probated will 1/26/1800
NICHOLAS WIERMAN, WILL
COVERING INFORMATION: January 25, 1800
Last Will and Testament of Nicholas Wierman deceased.(Illegible) January 25th 1800 both executors affirmed.Inventory in a month by (illegible) in a year or when legally whereunto required.Signed Illegible, Registrar
Letters of testimony granted to exc. illegible with a copy of will annexed.Signed (Illegible)
Recorded in (Illegible) 10, January 13th day. J. Barritz (Illegible), Registrar
Pd. 669 Illegible
Itemized list-totaling 669.
In the name of God Amen.I Nicholas Wierman senior of Huntington Township County of York and State of Pennsylvania considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and that it is appointed for all men once to die and being of sound and perfect mend and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first, I bequeath my soul to Almighty God who gave it me and my body to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my executors herein after mentioned and I order all my just debts of what so ever kind to be justly paid and touching what worldly estate it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with I dispose of it in the following manner,viz.
I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah Wierman one full third part of the incomes of my grist mill and the five acres of land belonging to said Mill to be paid her yearly and every year during her natural life also one fifth part of the part of the mony arising from the sales of my personal estate after my just debts and funeral charges are deducted out of the sales said one fifth to be paid her at any time she shall demand it after the expiration of the credit given by my executors at the sale thereof and all her wearing apparel together with the bed, furniture there unto belonging that her and I usually slept upon and the whole and sole use of the room that her and I usually slept in during her natural life.I do also give devise and bequeath unto my son William Wierman his heirs and assign forever all and singular the plantation he they said William Wierman now lives upon with all the right members and appurtenances thereof and there unto belonging together with the quality of 15 acres neat measure off of the plantation I now live upon and said 15 acres to hold to him his heirs and assigns forever and to be laid off from the lower end of said plantation adjoining my brother, John Wierman land and in such a way and manner as shall least mar or damage said plantation.
I do also give devise and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Wierman his heirs and assigns forever all and singular the plantation he now lives on with all the rights members and appurtenances thereof and thereunto belonging together with the quantity of the plantation.I also give and Bequeath unto my daughter Phebe Wierman alias Thornburg, the full one fifth part of my personal estate and I order it to be paid her in one year after my decease said one fifth part to be taken and allowed as her full share of my estate both real and personal (she having been in part paid before) and also all that she may claim or demand for any services she hath hitherto done unto me.I do, also give devise and bequeath unto my son Nicholas Wierman and his heirs and assigns forever all and singular the remainder of the plantation I now live upon (after the aforementioned 15 acres to my son William, together with all the buildings thereon erected rights members and appurtenances there unto belonging or in any wise appertaining.I also give and bequeath unto my three sons William Wierman Benjamin Wierman and Nicholas Wierman each one fifth part of any personal estate to be paid them within one year after my decease and it is my will and I do order that my son Nicholas Wierman shall have the two thirds of the profits of my grist and merchant mill during the natural life of my wife Sarah Wierman said two thirds being allowed him for attending said mill and keeping her in repair and for doing such services to my said wife as shall be herein after ordered to be done.And it is my will and I do order that my son Nicholas Wierman keep said Mill in as good order and repair as he shall be in at my decease reasonable wear and unforeseen accidents accepted until my said wife shall depart this life.And I do hereby order and appoint that my son Nicholas shall cook and wash for my said wife during her natural life and also render unto her every other necessary and reasonable service that she may stand in need of.And it is my will and I do order that after my said wife decease the neat profits of my mill aforesaid be equally divided among my four children William Wierman Benjamin Wierman Phebe Wierman and Nicholas Wierman during their natural lives and after the decease of any of these my children I do order and appoint that their share of the neat profits aforementioned shall be equally divided among the heirs of their body lawfully begotten and in case that any of them shall decease and leave no lawful issue then in such case I do order and appoint that their share be equally divided among my surviving children.And I do hereby nominate and appoint my son William Wierman and my son in law Thomas Thornburgh sole executor of this my last will and testament to see the same performed and executed according to my intent and meaning
And I do hereby revoke disavow and make void all former wills by me heretofore made.In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal the Twentieth Day of year fifth month in the year of our lord one thousand and seven hundred and ninety five.
SIGNATURE: NICHOLAS WEIRMAN
Signed sealed published and declared by the within named Nicholas Wierman, Senior, to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have her unto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.
SIGNATURE: WILLIAM WIERMAN, JUNIORJOSEPH GRIEST
York County Pa. Before me Jacob Bar (illegible) Registrar for the Probate of wills and granting letters of administration and for the County of York in the State of Pennsylvania personally came William Wierman, Junior and Joseph Griest the two subscribing and witness to the forgoing instrument of writing and on their solemn affirmation according to law do (Illegible) say that they were personally present and saw and heard the above named Nicholas Wierman sign his name unto and seal and publish the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and that at the time of the doing thereof he the said Nicholas Wierman was of a sound and displaying mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief and that they subscribe their names thereto as witnesses in the presence of the said testator and at his request and also in the presence of each other at the same time.
SIGNATURE: WILLIAM WIERMAN, JUNIORJOSEPH GRIEST
Affirmed of subscription before me at York the 26th day of January A D. 1800Jef (Illegible) Registrar.