d.JUN 1722 Chester County, Pennsylvania
m. NOV 1692
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Will of Andrew Job
TRANSCRIPTION OF WILL (Spelling Mistakes were left as written) I, Andrew Job of ye Township of Nottingham in ye County of Chester & Province of Pensilvania farmer Being Sick & weak of body but of A Sound & well Disposing Mind & Memory Also Considering ye Uncertainty of this Natural Life & being Willing to Settle & Dispose of yt (that) Small Estate yt (that) ye Lord hath Bestowed Upon me I do Make this as My LastWill & Testament Revoking All other will or wills heretofor Made or done by me being in manner following viz:
First: My will is yt (that) I be decently buried & last debts & Funeral Charges be defrayed as soon as possible. May be with Conveniency after my Decease.
Secondly: I give and bequeath Unto My Son Jacob ye half of ye Lott whereon he is Now Settled To him & his heirs for Ever.
Thirdly: I give Unto My Son Abraham ye other half of ye said Lott to him & his heirs for Ever.
Fourthly: I give Unto My Son Enoch yt (that) Tract of Land Lying Upon Little Elk River To him & his heirs for Ever. Likewise My will is yt (that) My Executrix hereafter Mentioned shall give My Sons Abraham & Enoch A hand to help each of them Grubb & clear Tenn Acres of Land fitt for ye plough & to help Each of them a convenient Little house to Live in & to find their Meat & Desired washing & Lodging while its doing.
Fifthly: I give & bequeath Unto My Son Thomas Two Hundred Acres of Land of ye South of ye Lott whereon I Now Live to him and his heirs I also will him two young bulls. My will is yt (that) My Son Thomas Shall have assistance to help him build Either A Convenient Little house or Barn which he pleases & to have his Accomadations while its doing.
Likewise My will is yt (that) ye tract of Land lying by great Elk River be left to My Executrix to be Disposed of Among our Children Either to one 2 or More According as She Shall be Meett.
Item: I give & bequeath Unto My Son In Law John White five shillings.
Item: I give & bequeath Unto My 3 grandchildren William John & Mary White Twenty Shillings Each of them & to be paid them when tenn years of age.
Item: I give & bequeath Unto My Grandson Nathan Job fourty Shillings to be paid him when he is Tenn years of Age.
Item: I give & bequeath Unto My Loving & beloved wife Elizabeth Job my plantation Whereon I now dwell with ye Appurtenances thereunto belonging during her Natural Life or widowhood & After her decease Unto My 2 younger Sons Caleb & Joshua paying Unto their younger Sisters Hannah & Patient to Each of them Tenn Pounds When they come of age.
My will is yt (that) my wife May have her third of My Personal Estate & Emanaties to be Equally divided between My four younger Children Caleb Joshua Hannah & Patient. Furthermore My will is yt (that) if any of My Children Should die In their Minority That Their Legacys or ye value of them be Equally divided Amongst them yt (that) Survive. Lastly I ordaine Constitute & Appoint My dear & well beloved wife My Sole Executrix of this My Last will & Testament wt (with) this restriction yt (that) she doth Nothing of Moment without ye Consent or Aprobation of ye preparative Meeting of Notingham in witness Whereof I have Hereunto Set My hand & Seal Dated ye 30th of ye 3rd month Called May In ye year of our Lord 1722.
I give unto James Wright Tenn Shillings.
Signed Seal,d published & declared By ye Above named Andrew Job to Be his Last will & Testament in ye Presence of us John Beals Senr (his mark) Jacob Beall
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ANDREW JOB, JR. 1650 - 1722 Tavern Keeper, Surveyor, Carpenter, Sheriff, Member of Assembly