George Jeekels left a will on 19 July 1742.
George YEAKEL or JÄCKEL was a Schwenkfelder immigrant
who died 24 July 1742, six weeks after his wife Susanna (nee Wagner), leaving a
five and a half month old daughter Rosina. She died the following March 10th.
Abraham Wagner was Susanna's brother. The source of the will is:
George Jeekels will (1742), Philadelphia Will Book F: 310-311, no. 283, City Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Microfilm 0021723, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. The microfilm was filmed in the negative.
The transcript of the Will read:
In the Name of the Three only God's, Amen.
George Jeekels Lester Will how it shall hereafter be done whit his Estate for his Daughter if she is to live anytime longer, if she should to dye then it shall fall to my Mother & Mother in Law and their Heirs.
I. Item. is my Will that the Real Estate or the Plantation shall be Rent away by a lease for the best benefit for the Child's Interest if in Case any thing happens in the way and not for the best benefit are by a lease so is then my Will that it may be sold for the highest price. I do hereby nominate my Trusty Friend Abraham Wagner & Casper Kirbele Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. I give them full powers to Sell and Granting a Deed as I am self have power and they shall See for the whole Estate what is belonging to the Child.
II. My Will is for the Maintenance the Child that the Mother for her Trouble is to have one demand from Estate Twenty Pounds and further that the said Twenty is for five years for the maintaining of in case the said Child should to dye under or to in the halfe aforesd. five years then she is to have both Twelve pounds & Eight pounds shee is to pay Debts to the said Estate and my Will is for the Clothing for the Child is to be Taken for the said five years, as well as to his Twelfth Years each from his Mother's Cleaths.
III. And my Will is if in case my Child is to dye under age or before she has any Heirs Then the Remainder Estate is falling to my and my wife's Mother or their Heirs in Equal Shares to be Divided. This is my in God's memory Last Will and Testament. Signed in the prefence this Witnefses my hand and Seal. George Jeekels (SEAL).
Baltharar Hoffmann, George Kerbell made 19th of July 1742, Salford the Twenty one day of August 1742 Then personnally appeared Balthasar Hoafman and George Kirbele two of the sd. Witnefses to the within written Will and on their affirmation respectfully did declare They Saw and heard George Jeekel the Testator within mentioned Sign Seal publish and Declare the same will to be his last Will and Testament and at the Doing thereof he was of Sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their Knowledge Corum Jacob Reiff Dep.
Be it remembered that on the 21st of August 1742 The Last Will and Testament of George Jackel Dece'd was proved in due form of Law and Probate and Letters Testamentary were granted unto Abraham Wagner & Casper Kirbell Executors therein named they being first Solemnly affirmed according well and Truly to administer the sd Deceased Estate and bring a True and perfect Inventory thereof into the Reg. Genl. Office in Philada. at or before the 21st of September next and a just and True Acco.t when thereunto lawfully required. Given under the Seal of the said Office.
Pet. Evans Regr. Genl..