From: Source:Fleming, 1971:5, citing Chester Co, PA wills, Book 7, p. 32.Transcription by Laura Cowan Cooper.
Will dated 20 July 1776, probated 17 Jan 1782
THE WILL OF HUGH COWAN In the name of God, Amen. I, Hugh Cowan, of the Township of Sadsbury, State of Pennsylvania, weak of body, but sound in mind, do make this my Last Will and Testament.
I nominate my son-in-law Robert Cowan and my son-in-law David Parke, Executors.
(Signed) Hugh Cowan
The following is of unknown provenance, probably transcribed by Laura Cowan Cooper
Wit: Charles Kinkead, Joseph Cowan.
[Annotation - Inventory: January 15, 1782 by Arthur Park and Joseph
Park, £146:5. Accounts show £640.1.9. Widow received £61:0:6, Ann
53:7:2, Hannah 46:12:9.]
- First, I order all my debts to be paid.
- Second, I will all my real and personal estate to be sold and divided as follows, to wit:
- My son Mathias to be exempted from paying a bondof 15 lbs., together with the interest due.
- I order that my son David receive in cash 20 lbs.
- I order that the remainder be divided into three equal parts except the feather bed and furniture in the parlour or what money arises there from, which is to go to my well beloved wife, Mary Cowan, together with one part.
- The other two partsto be equally divided between my two daughters, 'Anna and Hannah.