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The Will of Benjamin Shacklett born 1710

Will of Benjamin Shacklett

In the name of God amen this sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty one I Benjamin Shacklet of Westmoreland County and State of Pennsylvania being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory. Thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed of all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing disturbing but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and touching such worldly estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in the life. I give desire and disperse of the same in the following manner and form viz. I give to my son John Shacklet whom I likewise constitute make and ordain my sole executor of this my last will and testament all and singular my lands massages and testaments by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed and likewise one chestnut soral horse. Second I give to my grandaughter Sarah Quick the daughter of Barbery Shacklet the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds penna money and the interest that is in the hands of Levi Wells, and likewise my bed and two pillows two sheets two blankets one cover lid bolster i likewise i give unto my grandson Benjamin Shacklet one shotgun after my decease and i give unto my son John Shacklet of my moveable estate and Elizabeth Tucker Jae Setterfield Ann Stillwell my four children all my moveable estate to be equally divided among them after my decease and i do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanull all and every other former testaments wills legacies and bequests and executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness where of i have hereunto set my hand and seal this year and year above written Benjamin "X" Shacklet seal Signed sealed published pronounced declared by the said Benjamin Shacklet his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof James Waker Philip Rogers Aquila Rogers This seventeenth day of July 1784 came before me James Walker and Philip Rogers to of the above signing witnesses the last will and testament of Benjamin Shacklet and on their solemn oath being separately examined say they saw the said Benjamin Shekle sign and acknowledge the same to be his last will and testament and that they signed the same in his presence and in the presence of eachother witness my hand and seal on the same day above mentioned Alaxander McCleau seal