Thomas 1717 - 1790
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Thomas Adamson THE ESTATE SETTLEMENT PAPERS OF Thomas Adamson
The Will - on file in Washington Co. PA Court House
1790 Feb 2 - Thomas Adamson Last Will and Testament In the name of God,
Whereas I Thomas Adamson Sen(ior) of Washington County and State of
Pennsylvania Yeoman (owns land he lives on) being Weak of Body but of
mind and memory and being minded to settle my worldly concerns do make
appoint this my last Will and Testament which is to be in Manner and
Item, I will that all my just debts and Funeral expenses be carefully
Item, I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Adamson the use of
the house that I now live in as long as she lives with a cow to be hers
during life to be pastured and wintered on the place by my son James
and to have her thirds of the moveables as long as she lives and
furthermore I oblige my three sons John, Thomas and James Adamson to
deliver yearly and every year whilst the said Mary Adamson lives Ten
Bushells of Wheat and seven bushels of Indian Corn each in three equal
Item, I will and bequeath unto my oldest son, Joseph Adamson, the sum
of Sixty two Pounds, which by our accounts stands against him from
which debt he is to be discharged.
Item, I will and bequeath the Plantation or Tract of Land that I now
live on in Muddy Creek Settlement Adjoining the Lands of Wm. Shepherd,
Abraham Scott and John Swan unto my two sons John and James Adamson to
be divided equally in quality and quantity and to remain to them and
their heirs and assigns for ever the part of said place I give unto my
son John I allow sufficient to pay him for three years services done me
after age and his part of my estate as Legatee...
Item, I will and bequeath unto my son Thos. Adamson his heirs and
assigns one hundred and fifty acres of land which I bought of George
Hoge which he now lives on and which I allow sufficient to pay him for
two years services done me after age and his full share as a Legatee
Item, I will and bequeath that my son James Adamson shall have Liberty
to pay the sum of Fifteen pounds out of the effects I leave which sum
of Fifteen pounds he is to make good to my estate at end of three years
after my decease.
Item, I will and bequeath unto Aron Burson my Daughter Rachell's
youngest son the Tract of Land I purchased of Jessee Dickinson it being
part of a tract of land deeded from the office to Jessee Dickinson and
George Hoge - to him the said Aron Burson and his heirs Lawfully
begotten otherwise if the said Aron Burson should decease without heir
then to be sold and the Mony to be equally divided between my four sons
or their heirs.
Item, I will and bequeath that Aron Burson shall pay unto my grand
daughter Lamira Crishfield the sum of Fifteen Pounds at three yearly
equal payments in produce or mony as it may suit him.
Item, I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Martha Hatfield the sum of
Twenty Pounds to be paid unto her or her assigns in three equal yearly
payments out of my estate by John, Thos. and James Adamson in Mony or
produce as it suits it being demanded of them.
Item, I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Blackledge the sum of
Twenty Pounds to be paid to her or her assigns by my sons John, Thomas
and James Equally Divided in three yearly payments in mony or produce
as it suits them it being demanded.
Item, I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Hanna Stroud one good cow
out of my stock when the rest is divided.
Item, I will and bequeath that my son James is to keep the moveables
and stock after appraisment for three years or untill the decease of
his Mother and then my son John and James to divide them equally
between themselves and my other two sons, Joseph and Thomas.
Item, I will and bequeath the sum of Five Shillings apiece to be paid
my Daughters Ann, Deborah, Mary and Hester and Nathan Burson they
having before received their portions.
Lastly, I do hereby constitute ordain and appoint my two sons John and
James Adamson to be my Executors of this my last will and Testament
hereby revoking and disannulling all other Will or Wills before this
time made hereby ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and
Testament in Witness Whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this
second day of February 1790.
(signed) Thomas Adamson
Sealed and delivered by the said Testator in the presence of us......
(signed) Abraham Scott (signed) Benjamin Liming (signed) William
Thomas Adamson #2
1790 February 20 - Thomas Adamson, deceased - Inventory of Goods -
of Stock Goods and Chattells belonging to the Estate of Thomas Adamson
Deceased and appraised this 20th day of February 1790 by Wm. Shepherd
Abraham Scott.- (inventory not included).
On the twenty second day of February AD Seventeen Hundred and Ninety,
personally came William Shepherd and Abraham Scott who on their solemn
Declare and Say that the within and above articles .......Thomas
Among the LOOSE PAPERS in the Estate Settlement were found the
"22nd 3 month 1790 Recd. of John Adams S12 it being in full for diging
father and mothers grave I say recd by me. (signed) Abraham Smith."
"July 30th 1790 then received of John Adamson ten shillings it being my
in full for make his mothers coffing I say received by me. (signed)
"February ye 15th 1790 then received of John Adamson seven shillings
and sixpence it being my charge in full for making his fathers coffing
I say received by me. (signed) Joseph Ball."
"March ye 4 1790 Received of James Adamson seven shillings and six
pence it being my part of making his Fathers coffin I say received by
me. (signed) William Carmical"