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Will of James Lusk
Lancaster Co. Will of James Lusk Pennsylvania written: 29 Sept. 1767 -- WP 24 Jun. 1768 In the name of God amen, the twenty ninth of September 1767, I James Lusk of Paxton Township and County of Lancaster being sick in body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to God Almighty and . . . to remembrance the 3 mortaility of the body and that all flesh must die, do make and declare this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following. First of all I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian and decent manner at the discretion of my executors. First I allow my dear wife her proper meat, drink, washing and lodging fitting for her out of the profits of my Estate, both real and personal, during the time of her remaining my widow and over and above I give to my dear wife and to her disposal all and everything that we call house furniture. Secondly, I give and bequeath to my three sons to wit, James, Patrick and William, my real estate, that is to say the plantation that I now live upon, equally to three sons above names and over and above I give and bequeath to my eldest sons, James and Patrick, all and every of my horses and wagon all the utensils of husbandry and all cows and sheep excepting one is for and in consideration for their maintaining and schooling my three younger children until they come of age, to wit, Martha and William. Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Elizabeth Alexander, one pound in cash in be paid by my eldest sons. Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary Bowman, one cow and four sheep. Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Sarah Hall, one pound in cash to be paid by my two eldst sons. Sixthly, I give and bequeath to my daugher, Ann Donalson, one pound in cash to be paid by my two eldest sons. Seventhly, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Margaret Lusk, twenty five pounds in money or goods to that value to be paid by my two eldest sons when she comes of age. Eighthly, I give and bequeath to Martha, my youngest daughter, twenty five pounds to be paid to her by my two eldest sons in money or goods when she comes of age. And I do hereby make and appoint my loving wife and son, James, full and sole executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking, disannulling and making void all former Wills and bequeats by me made declaring this only to be my last Will & Testament in witness hereof I have set my hand and seal this day and year above written. Before signing I give to my wife and two eldest sons to sell the plantation then all three agree to allowing my son William his third of the price. s/ James X Lusk his mark Witnesses: Samuel Steel Jonathan McClure Richard McClure Be it remembered . . . 24th day of June 1768 the Last Will of Testament of James Lusk . . .granted to Mary Lusk and James Lusk the executors . . . .
Information on James Lusk
Children of James Lusk are: 15 i. James4 Lusk. 16 ii. Patrick Lusk. 17 iii. William Lusk. 18 iv. Mary Lusk. She married John Bowman. 19 v. Elizabeth Lusk. She married Alexander. 20 vi. Martha Lusk, born Aft. 1750. 21 vii. Ann Lusk. She married Donalson. 22 viii. Margaret Lusk, born Aft. 1750. 23 ix. Sarah Lusk. She married Hall.