Hardy County Wills

Will of Henry Lancisco 1799
This document was transcribed by Margaret Lew from Leonard Hire's xeroxed copy of the original records. Illegible words are indicated by [...]
In the Name of God Amen, I Henry Lancisco
of the County of Hardy being very sick in body but of 
Perfect mind and memory thanks tbe given unto God
calling into mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing
that it is appointed for all men one to die do make and
ordain this my last will and testament, that is to
say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend
my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that it and
my body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in
a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my
Executors nothing doubting but at the General
Resurrection I Shall Receive the Same Again by the
Mighty Power of God, and so touching such worldly
Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in 
this llife, I give [devise] and dispose of the Same in
the following manner and form ---------------------------

first I give and Bequeath to my beloved wife ---
Clory one third part of all my Estate Real and Personal 
during her Natural Life ---------------------------------

and secondly I Desire that Martin Shobe, George 
Peck, Daniel Shobe, Solomon Boner live on my 
lands and keep the Same in good Repair with ---
Paying the quitrents & taxing on the same until all my
Children become of Age and then the said land 
Either to be sold or otherswise agreed upon between the Legatees
and the whole to be Equally Divided amongst my 
Children as to my Moveable Estate I desire to be
Sold only the Household furniture grain and 
so much of the stock as will be sufficient to 
support the my family Excepted for the use of 
the same and I do constitute make and
ordain and naminate Martin Shobe, George Peck 
and Daniel Shobe of this my Last will and 
Testament and utterly disallow revoke and Disan
null all and Every other and former wills testaments
legacies bequeaths Executors by me in any wise 
before named willed. Bequeathed Ratifying and
Confirming this and no other to be my last
will and Testament in Witness where of I have
hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Sixth day of 
September in the year of Our Lord One ----
one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine

Signed sealed published
by the said Henry Lancisco
as his Last Will and Testament
in the Presents of us

Conrad Carr                      His
Peter Bufenburgh         Henry    X    Lancisco (SEAL)
Sigmunt Homan                    Mark
[Sithmann] Homan, [....] 

At a Court held for Hardy County the 9th day of Cotober
1799 This Last Will and Testament of Henry Lancisco Dec'd was
proved by the oaths of Conrad Carr, Peter Bufenburgh & [Sithman]
Homan the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on
motion of Martain Shobe and George Peck two of the Executors
in named who made oath thereto according to Law Certificate is
granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form giving
security whereupon they with security entered into & acknowledged
above conditions as the law directs
                         Ed Willliams
                         [clerk court]

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