American Revolutionary Patriot
George Huffnagle dec’d
Will dated 25th August 1807
Will proved 14th March 1809
Lancaster Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
In the Name of God Amen I George Huffnagle of the Borough of Lancaster in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania being old but of sound and disposing Mind[,] Memory and Understanding and calling to Mind the uncertainty of human Life and that it is ordered for all Men once to die I therefore make my Last Will and Testament in manner following[:] (to wit) First I order and it is my Will that all my Just Debts and funeral Expenses be paid and discharged by my Executors out of my Estate as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
Item[--] I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Magdalin my best Bed[,] Bedstead and furniture thereto belonging one Table[,] Six Chairs at her Choice and so much of my other Household & Kitchen furniture as my Executors may think proper[,] Just and reasonable.
Item[--] it is my Will and I order that my Executors and the survivor of them shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell my House & Lot of Ground wherein I now live situate in Queen Street in the Borough aforesaid together with all my back Lands either by public or private sale as they may think best.
Item[--] I give and bequeath unto the Children of my Daughter Catharine deceased late the Wife of George Sheffer the sum of five pounds specie to be equally divided among them and to be their full and whole share out of my Estate real & personal.
Item[--] it is my Will and I order that the residue of my Household furniture shall also be sold by public Sale, and the money raised thereby and also by the sale of my House & Lot of Ground and back Lands, and the rest, residue and Remainder of my Estate including therein that part or share coming to me out of the Estate of my Father in Law Adam Britzius agreeable to his last Will already made, and all other Monies and Effects to me belonging & come to the Hands of my Executors & not herein before particularly bequeathed I order to be divided into seven equal parts and one equal Seventh part thereof ...
I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Magdalen & to her Heirs and Assigns forever, one other Equaal seventh part thereof
I give and bequeath unto my Son George Huffnagle his Heirs & assigns forever, one other equal seventh part
I give and bequeath unto my Son Peter Huffnagle his Heirs & assigns forever, one other equal seventh part thereof
I give and bequeath unto my Son Michael Huffnagle his Heirs & Assigns forever, one other equal Seventh part thereof
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth wife of Martin Jordan and to her Heirs and Assigns forever[.] One other equal seventh part thereof
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary the wife of John Bamberger and to her heirs and assigns forever.
And one other equal seventh part thereof I give & bequeath unto my Grand Children Elisa Nagel & Ann Maria Nagel and to their Heirs and assigns forever and to be equally divided among them they being the Children of my deceased Daughter Charlotta late the Wife of Frederick Nagel and shall be paid to them when they attain their Lawful age, but if these two Children should die under age unmarried and without Issue then their said seventh part shall be equally divided among my said Children.
And Lastly I do hereby nominate[,] make & appoint my said Son in Law John Bomberger and my friend Casper Shaffner Junr Executor of this my Last Will and Testament Impowering them and the survivor of them to make[,] sign[,] seal[,] execute & deliver good & Sufficient Deed or Deeds of Conveyance to the Purchaser or Purchasers of my said House & Lot of Ground & back Lands, for the same making hereby null & void all former Wills & Testaments by me made declaring this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament, Witness my Hands Seal the Twenty fifth Day of August A. Dom. one thousand eight hundred & seven,
Signed sealed published pronounced George Huffnagle (SEAL)
Declared by the Testator as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us Witnesses thereto called Samuel Fahnstock Hugh Wilson Cas. Shaffner
Lancaster County jst. On the 4th day of March Anno Domini 1809 Before me the Subscriber personally appeared Hugh Wilson and Casper Shaffner two of the Subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing Will, who being duly Sworn upon the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God did depose and say that they were present and saw and heard George Hoofnagle the Testator therein named sign seal publish pronounce and declare the foregoing writing as and for his last Will and Testament and at the doing thereof he was of sound and well disposing Mind Memory and Understanding to the best of their Knowledge Observation and belief.
William Bausman, Regr.
Be it remembered that on the 14th day of March anno Domini 1809 The last Will and Testament of George Hoofnagle deceased, was proved in due form of Law and Letters Testamentary thereon were granted to John Bomberger one of the Executors therein named (Casper Shaffner junior the other Executor therein also named having renounced) He having first been duly qualified well and truly to administer to the Estate of the said deceased, especially to exhibit a true and perfect Inventory thereof into the Registers Office at Lancaster within one Month from this date and to render a true and just Account of his Executorship on said Estate in one year or when thereto legally required, Given under the Seal of Said Office William Bausman, Regr
25th August 1807 ~ 14th March 1809
Lancaster Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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