THE TWO WILLS OF SAMUEL WILDASINThis information courtesy of Arthur H. Laube.
#1, will written 1803
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IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Samuel Wildisin of Manheim Township in the County of York and State of Pennsylvania / Yeoman, am old and weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for that same. Do make and pulblish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say, First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Margaret the Bed and Bedstead so as we used to ly in ~ and her sheets with all her clothes and her spinning wheel and iron pot (her choice,) and two pewter basins and six pewter plates and six pewter spoons and the iron ladle skimmer and
fork and one cow (her choice, ~ among my cows, which articles my said Wife shall have over and besides her third as hereafter shall be said
Item, my will is that my youngest daughter Phillepina shall have out of my personal Estate one good feather bed and bedstead and one spinning wheel and one good chest and one cow wherewith she not be charged in her share.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my said wife Margaret a full right and privilege to have her living in my New House during her Widowhood, but that Iron
Stove which doth now stand in my main Dwelling House shall be put in her house and then the articles of maintenance she shall yearly have as shall hereafter be said, and concerning my Dwelling Plantation situated in Manheim Township aforesaid adjoining lands of my Brother Jacob Wildisin and lands of Martin Miller and Peter Wilheim and Daniel Utz and Christian Wilheim containing about one hundred and forty eight acres more or less, I give and devise that same (undivided) unto my two sons Peter Wildisin and George Wildisin together, also with my two of Plow Irons and the Iron to hold the same in equal Right between them their heirs and assigns for ever upon condition that they do make or else sufficiently decrease the payments for the same as hereafter shall be saith
and I also give unto my son George my Bay mare without a charge on him for said mare and then the rest of my personal Estate whereof no mention is made shall be sold at public sale and then my said Wife shall have the one equal third part thereof in full for her share except her maintenance as hereafter shall be said and the remainder thereof shall be equally divided between my Children which has none of my lands namely ~
Mary Elizabeth now the Wife of Andrew Rudisily, and ~
Catharine now the Wife of John Meyer, and
Eva now the Wife of Michael Renecker, and
John Wildisin and
Jacob Wildisin, and
Anna Mary now the Wife of Daniel Loeb, and
Margaret now the Wife of Samuel Rohnbecht, and
now the wife of Henry Herring, and
Maria Phillepina Wildisin,
to one of them as much as to the other share and share alike , and concerning the payments for my Plantation my Will is that my two sons Peter and George Wildisin shall pay and give out for and in the whole for my said Lands the Just and full sum of Five hundred pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania and that to be paid in twenty five pounds each or yearly payments the first payment beginning thereof to be made three years time after my decease and then yearly the sum of Twenty five pounds the first to my Eldest child and then from year to year according to their succession of ages till to the youngest of them that had nothing of my Lands and then so forth again only the last to be made equal in share and with the other shares that had nothing of my Land as aforesaid, and further my Will is that my son George shall and may live with his mother in her House but not to be a burden to her, and further my two sons Peter and George shall yearly and every year find, provide, deliver and give unto my said wife the following articles necessary and things as follows (to wit) twelve bushels of good merchantable Wheat, five bushels of Rye grain and her grain to be brought to the mill and the meal home again whenever she shall want it. Fire wood ready cut and delivered to her door sufficient for her use and yearly that an equal third part of her garden the same to be
as good as their own and also one hundred pounds of good pork with fat therein and the innards of one hog for to make puddings and also yearly an half acre of land sowed with flax seed prepared as good as their own and land as good as where they sow theirs, Yearly one and five pounds of wool and one bushel of finest salt and liberty to choose six apple trees for her use and to have the harvest thereof, and her cow kept in fodder, stabled and as good as theirs and also each year a all these articles my said Wife shall have yearly and every year during her Widowhood and no longer, and of which said articles my said two sons Peter and George shall find, provide, deliver and give equal half of the same only the firewood what they shall on both sides they shall market the same in or by an equal expense, and my will further is that when by that time that I shall die the fields on my place shall be sowed with Winter Grain the said sowed grain shall go to that with all others the Buildings on my , furthermore my Will is that my said Wife shall have the quantity of twenty pounds of the flax that is now on hand and my son George shall have one breeding without charge. And lastly~ I do hereby appoint and nominate my nearby friends Anthony Hinkle and Henry Morter to the executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twelfth day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and three.
Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named Samuel Wildisin to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers who have hereunto subscribed our names in the presence and at the request of the Testator.
Jacob Wildasin Henry Danner Jacob Kline
York County SS Before me Jacob Barnitz, Esq. Registrar for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the County of York in the State of Pennsylvania personally came Jacob Kline one of the subscriber Witnesses to the foregoing Instrument of Writing and on his solemn Oath doth say that he was personally present and said and heard the above named Samuel Wildisin make his mark and seal and publish the foregoing Instrument of Writing as his Last Will and Testament and that at that time of the doing thereof he the said Samuel Wildisin was of sound and disposing mind and understanding to the best of his knowledge and belief, and that he subscribed his name thereto as a Witness in the presence of the said Testator and at his request and also that he saw Henry Danner and Jacob Wildisin the other Witnesses sign their name there to as Witnesses at the same time. Jacob Kline Sworn and Subscribed before me at York the 1st day of September A.D. 1804.
Memorandum that Letters Testamentary in common form was granted unto Anthony Hinkel and Henry Morter of the Estate of Samuel Wildisin late of Manheim Township deceased. Inventory to bed exhibited unto the Registrar's office at York on or before the first day of October next, and amount of Reckoning in a Year or when thereunto lawfully required. Given under my hand and Seal of Office at York the first day of September 1804 J Branitz Reg
Will of Samuel Wildasin#2, written 1804
York County, Pennsylvania. Will Book L, page 221. In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Wildisin (son of Jacob) of Manheim Township in the County of York and the State of Pennsylvania (Mason) being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing Mind and Memory, blessed be almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Anna Mary Wildisin her Bed and Bed Steade and her two cows and all the articles of housel-goods whatsoever She had brought to me (only her Bible and her books she shall have for her life during but after her decease they shall fall to my only child) further my Will is that my said Wife shall have out of my Estate so much grain bought out and so much meat that she can live with until next June and then the rest of my personal Estate shall be sold by way of publick Sale and then after all cost and charges being first paid then my said wife shall then have the sum of twelve pounds for the educating of my only child and then out of the remainder of all my Estate and Money now outstanding my said wife shall then have one equal third part thereof in full of her share and no more, and then all the rest of my Estate to my only child (or Daughter) but yet this I mention that my said wife shall keep all my (or our) potatoes and Apples and Flax and Tow what we have for her use, And lastly I do hereby appoint and nominate my father Jacob Wildisin and Henry Matter to be the whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Twenty-Seventh Day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand and eight hundred and four (1804). Samuel Wildasin seal
Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared, by the above named Samuel Wildisin to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witness in the presence and on the request of the Testator Henry Danner Peter Wildasin ~ York County
Before me Barnetz Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in for the County of York in the State of Pennsylvania, personally came Peter Wildisin one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of Writing and on his solemn oath doth say, that he was personally present and saw and heard the above named Samuel Wildasin sign his name unto and Seal and Publish the foregoing Instrument of Writing as and for his Last Will and Testament, and that at the time of the doing thereof he the said Samuel Wildasin was of sound and disposing Mind, Memory and Understanding to the best of his knowledge and belief, and that he subscribed his name thereto as witness in the presence of the said Testator and at he request and that he also saw Henry Danner the other witness sign his name thereto at the same time. Peter Wildasin Sworn and Subscribed before me at York the 21st Day of February A.D. 1805 J Barnitz Reg. A true copy taken from and compared with the original at York J Barnitz -. Letters Testamentary granted to the Exec. Named on day Named J Barnitz - best Hal can do with this name