William Wierman will 5/31/1766
WILLIAM WIERMAN WILL
Where as William Wierman of Huntington Township in York County and in the province of Pennsylvania, Blue Dier, being but poorly in body but in perfect mind and memory and taking into consideration of Certainty of death and of uncertainty of life hath thought good to make order and appoint this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following revoking and dissembling all manner of will or wills before me made this only to be my last will and testament (illegible) I commit my soul to Almighty God.Who give it me and my body to be decently buried by my son Henry Wierman and Archibald McGrew whom I appoint my (illegible probable abbreviation for executors) to see the accomplishment of this my last will and testament and make full and satisfaction for all funeral charges and other worldly debts everywhere to be paid.I leave and give unto my son, Henry Wierman two hundred acres of land upon (illegible) place.Whereon he now dwells and to come no nearer this my place than he cleared but if his complement of land cannot be found he shall (claim?) towards Kenworthy Place until he has his two hundred acres and it is my will desire that you my sons will be contented with what I doe at this time and doe not not strive to hurt one another.
I leave and give to my son William Wierman two hundred acres of land at Big Head to be given him the said two hundred acres without any allowance to given be son Henry Wierman and to Joyce (illegible) and with Land. Leave and bequeath to my son John Wierman two hundred acres of land at the place where he now dwells and to be given to him above, said two hundred acres without any allowance.Leave to my son, Nicholas Weirman two hundred acres of land (illegible) place where he now lives with the improvements done thereupon to be his and heirs to enjoy it for ever and after the Decease of Nicholas Weirman that my grand son shall have and enjoy the land land that I William Weirman to him his heirs for ever.Leave and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Cox one hundred acres of land (illegible) a place where I now live to be given to her and her heirs to enjoy it forever.I leave to my daughter Gertrude Wright one hundred acres of land and or on the place where I now lives to be given to her and for her heirs to enjoy forever and the above said two hundred acres to be equally divided as each may be (illegible) a like and it is my will and desire that if my land remains after my sons and daughter hath their complement that it may and shall be equally divided between my sons and daughters that each may be part taken alike and also that my sons and daughter may be shared alike in my personal estate in witness where unto I have put hand and Seal this seventh day of the second month one thousand seven hundred sixty four 1764.William Wierman signed sealed in presence of Finley McGrew, John his mark Jones son Nicholas Wierman York County, Pa. Before me Samuel Johnston Esquire Deputy, registrar for the probate of wills and (illegible) letters of Administration in and for the County of York. Personally appeared, Finley McGrew one of the subscribing witnesses to the within. Testament of Waiting and on his solemn affirmation taken according to Law he being one of the people called Quakers and concienciously (illegible) the taking of an oath, doth say that he was personally present and saw and heard William Weyerman therein named sign seal publish and declare the within testament of writing is and for his last will and testament and at the doing thereof he was of sound and displaying of mind and memory to he best of his knowledge and belief ant that this deponent subscribed his name as a witness to the same in the presence of the testator and at his request and this deponent likewise saw John Jones one of the subscribing witnesses to the said instrument of writing make his mark to the same a witness thereto in the presence of the said testator at his request and this deponent also saw Nicholas Weirman the other subscribing witness to the same sign his name as a witness to the said testament of writing in the presence of the testator and at his request Finley McGrew affirmed and subscribed before me at York this 29th day of May 1766 Sam Johnston, Deputy Reg. York County Pa. Before me Samuel Johnston Esquire deputy register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the County of York personally appeared in John Jones one of the subscribing witnesses to the within instrument of writing and on his solemn oath taken according to law doth say that he was personally present and saw and heard William Weyerman therein named, sign, seal publish and declare the within instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and at the doing thereof he was of sound and (illegible) mind and memory to the best of his knowledge and belief and that this despondent made his mark as a witness to the same in the presence of the testator and at his request and saith that Finley McGrew and Nicholas Wireman were likewise witnesses to the same in the presence of the testator and at his request John Jones sworn and subscribed before me at York this 31st day of May, 1766 Sam Johnston, Deputy & Reg. A true copy compared with the original at York the 21st day of August 1766.
Sam Johnston, Dept. Reg.
Memorandum That letters in common form were granted to Henry Weyman and Archibald McGrew of the Estate of William Weyerman Deceased inventory to be exhibited into the Register’s official York on or before the twenty (sentence cut off copy)