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Estate of Adam Bish 1792

Contributed by Rich Huneke

York county, PA Orphans Court docket, for estate of Adam Bish, Sr., Germany Township. Adam Sr's son, Adam Bish Sr. migrated to the Bachman Valley, MD. His other sons made their way to western Pennsylvania. Many of Adam Jr's descendants still live in Carroll County, MD.

Conrad Laub, Esquire, High Sherriff of the County of York came into court and made return of a former order of Orphan's Court dated the twenty second day of March last past to him directed, whereby he was commanded to make partition of a certain plantation and tract of land situate in Germany Township in the County aforesaid adjoining the lands of Andrew Lohr, Rudolph Meyer, John Long, and Moses McIlvane containing about one hundred acres be the same more or less, to and amongst the children and representatives of Adam Bish the Elder, late of York County who lately died intestate if the same would admit of such partition or division without prejudice to or spoiling the whole otherwise to value the whole undivided, And by the said Sherriffs Return on the said order and an inquisition thereunto annexed. It appears that the same will not admit of such partition in manner aforesaid without prejudice to or spoiling the whole and that the said plantation and tract of one hundred acres of land situate in Germany Township aforesaid with the appurtenances were of the value of one hundred and twenty one pounds and five shillings lawful money of Pennsylvania, which valuation the court do hereby confirm. Whereupon afterwards at an Orphans Court held at York for the County of York to wit, on the thirtieth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Two. CAME INTO COURT Adam Bish, eldest son and heir at law of the said deceased, and prayed to be permitted to take the said improvement and tract of one hundred acres of land with the appurtenances late belonging to his father Adam Bish the Elder, deceased, at the said valuation, he paying unto the Widow and other children of the said intestate their respective shares thereof.

WHEREUPON IT IS ORDERED AND DECREED BY THE COURT that the said Adam Bish be allowed the sum of nine pounds and seventeen shillings the expenses and costs of these proceedings, and a further sum of nine pounds five shillings and eight pence due to him from the said estate that he retain in his hands the sum of thirteen pounds twelve shillings and three pence halfpenny, and after the death of Catherine Bish, widow of the said deceased, the further sum of six pounds seventeen shillings and eight pence, in full for his two shares of the said valuation aseldest son and heir at law of the said Intestate.~

AND THAT he pay unto the said widow CATHERINE BISH yearly and every year during her natural life, the sum of two pounds and eleven pence in full for the right or claim of dower said Catherine our of the said improvement and tract of land, the first payment to commence and become due in one year from this day. ~

THAT he pay unto JOHN BISH in one year from this date the sum of six pounds, sixteen shillings and one penny three farthings and after the death of the widdow the further sum of three pounds eight shillings and ten pence in full for his share of the said valuation as one of the sons of the said Intestate.~

THAT he pay unto PETER BISH in one year from this date the sum of six pounds, sixteen shillings and one penny three farthings and after the death of the widdow the further sum of three pounds eight shillings and ten pence in full for his share of the said valuation as one of the sons of the said Intestate.~

THAT he pay unto JACOB BISH in one year from this date the sum of six pounds, sixteen shillings and one penny three farthings and after the death of the widdow the further sum of three pounds eight shillings and ten pence in full for his share of the said valuation as one of the sons of the said Intestate.~

THAT he pay unto CATHERINE BISH in one year from this date the sum of six pounds, sixteen shillings and one penny three farthings and after the death of the widdow the further sum of three pounds eight shillings and ten pence in full for his share of the said valuation as one of the daughters of the said Intestate.~

THAT he pay unto PHILIP BISH in one year from this date the sum of six pounds, sixteen shillings and one penny three farthings and after the death of the widdow the further sum of three pounds eight shillings and ten pence in full for his share of the said valuation as one of the sons of the said Intestate.~

THAT he pay unto MARY BISH in one year from this date the sum of six pounds, sixteen shillings and one penny three farthings and after the death of the widdow the further sum of three pounds eight shillings and ten pence in full for his share of the said valuation as one of the daughters of the said Intestate.~

THAT he pay unto GEORGE BISH in one year from this date the sum of six pounds, sixteen shillings and one penny three farthings and after the death of the widdow the further sum of three pounds eight shillings and ten pence in full for his share of the said valuation as one of the sons of the said Intestate.~

THAT he pay unto LUDWICH BISH in one year from this date the sum of six pounds, sixteen shillings and one penny three farthings and after the death of the widdow the further sum of three pounds eight shillings and ten pence in full for his share of the said valuation as one of the sons of the said Intestate. Which said several sums of money in the full amount of the said valuation.

AND IT IS further decreed and ordered by the court that upon the said Adam Bish the Younger his making the several payments aforesaid or giving good security for the same that thereupon the said Adam Bish, his heirs and assigns do hold the said plantation and tract of land and premises with the appurtenances for the same estate in as full and ample a manner as the said Adam Bish the Elder, his father, in his lifetime held and enjoyed the same exonerated and discharged from the further claims of the said younger children of the said Intestate and all persons claiming or to claim the same under them or any of them.~

CAME INTO COURT JOHN BISH and PETER BISH- John aged about eighteen years and (Peter) aged sixteen years and upwards, children of Adam Bish, late of York County, deceased, and prayed to be permitted to choose a guardian and being asked by the court, named ELIZABETH BISH, their mother. Whereupon the court appointed the said Elizabeth to be guardian of the persons & estates of the said Minors.

CAME INTO COURT ADAM BISH and prayed that a guardian may be appointed for CATHERINE BISH, aged twelve years; PHILIP BISH, aged ten years; MARY BISH, aged eight years; GEORGE BISH, aged six years and upwards; LUDWICH BISH, aged five years, all children of Adam Bish late of York County, deceased. (* NOTE Jacob Bish, another son mentioned as being eligible to receive a portion of Adam Bish's estate is missing from this part of the Orphan's Court record, even though he would have been a Minor. Was he accidently omitted?) Whereupon the Court appoint Elizabeth Bish their (mother) to be guardian of the persons and estates of the said minors.

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