Thomas Lane Weems 1 2
- Born: 24 Feb 1737 3
- Marriage (1): Ann McIlvain
- Died: 11 Feb 1779 at age 41
"of Mt. Joy, York Co., PA"
Weems URL: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=an&p=surnames.weems&m=223
Subject: 1796 Will of Thomas Weems Adams County PA Author: Anne Agee Date: 03 Jun 2001
Will of Thomas Weems, Mountjoy Township, York County, PA 1796
In the name of God, Amen. I Thomas Weems of Mountjoy Township in the County of York and state of Penna being in tolerable state of health, sound mind and disposing memory, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do this eleventh day of May in the Year of our Lord on thousand seven hundred and ninety six, make and publish this instrument of writing as and for my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say primarily and above all I recommend my immortal soul to the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my body to be decently buried after my decease at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as concerning my Worldly estate I devise and dispose of as follows:
Imprimis and first of all, I order, will and allow all my just debt and funeral expenses to be well and truly paid.
Secondly, I give, devise and bequeath to my son John Weems, my house clock and Mulata boy named Will, and the sum of ten shillings to be paid him by my executors when demanded, to be in full his share of my estate real and personal, he having received of me a deed of conveyance for one hundred and fifty acres of land, the usual allowances including the improvement where he now dwells to be laid off agreeable to the lines mentioned in said conveyance, which land and what is now bequeathed to him I allow to be his full share.
Thirdly, I give, grant, and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth McAllistor intermarried with Jesse McAllister a Negro girl about nine years old named Catty to be holden of her for ever, also my bed and bedstead and covering belonging and my chest of drawers, she having been considerably advanced by me heretofore.
Fourthly, I give, devise and bequeath to my grandsons Thomas Weems Neely and Thomas Weems Black and to each and every one of them the sum of sixty pounds in gold or silver money of Pennsylvania to be paid to them or for their use in three years after my decease. Also I further give, devise, and bequeath to my Granddaughters Ann Black, Sarah Black, Elizabeth Black, Ann Neely, Mary Neely, and Jennet Neely to each and every one of them the sum of twenty pounds currency aforesaid to be paid to them or for their use in three years after my decease.
Fifthly, I give, grant, devise and bequeath all and singular the rest and residue of my estate of whatever the same may consist at my death unto my daughters Mary Black intermarried with Henry Black and Sarah Neely intermarried with Jonathan Neely, to be divided equally between them or their legal representatives. In case any of them should die before they receive the legacy, the representatives nevertheless taking only their parents share.
Provided also if any of my grandchildren should die to whom any legacy is herein bequeathed before they receive such legacy, leaving lawful issue, then my will is such issue shall have it divided equally amongst them, but in case they or any of them should die with lawful issue, that then their brothers and sisters shall take the legacy of those dead equally. My intent and meaning being that in no case whatever any of the legacies be taken out of the family to whom bequeathed unless the whole be extinct.
Lastly, I do constitute, ordain and appoint my two sons-in-law Henry Black and Jonathan Neely executors and my two daughters Mary Black and Sarah Neely executrixes of this my last will and testament confiding in them to execute the form agreeable to the true intent and meaning thereof.
In testimony whereof I the said Thomas Weems have hereunto set my hand seal the day and year first above written.
Sealed, signed, published, pronounced, and declared by the said Thomas Weems as for his last will and testament in our presence who were witnesses at his request.
R. McIlhenny Robt Wilson Mary Wilson
Probated 19 December 1796
The DAR Patriot Index, 1:?, b. c1744, d.5/11/1796, m.X, PS, PA; DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, Part III, p. 3139; "Thomas: b c1744 MD d p 5/11/1796 PA m X CS PS PA."
Thomas married Ann McIlvain, daughter of Moses McIlvain and Margaret Mary Martin. (Ann McIlvain was born on 10 Oct 1733.)