In the name of God, Amen - I, John Gill of Washington County and state of Pennsylvania yoeman being low and distressed in body but of a sound mind and, memory thanks be to God therefore do this sixth day of September in the name of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty three make and Declair this my last Will and Testiment in manner and form following that is to say - principaly and first of all I give and Recommend my soul to Almighty God that give it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and Desent Mannor at the Defination of my Executor hereafter named
Nothing doubting but at the gennesal resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the power of Almighty God and as ----- my worly Estate therewith I hath pleased God to bless me with to give and disolve the same in manner following first Jorder and allow that my funeral expenses and all my just debts to be evianchely paid
Imprimist - I give and bequesth to my beloved wife Elizabeth Gill all and singular my movable estate to be wholy and soly at his disposing if she remains unmarried. Nevertheless, under the direction of my executors, if she should marry then the movable estate to be equally divided among Andrew, David and Stephen Gill, my sons. And rightly having an equal share with them as for the Land on which Imprimist my beloved wife to have the whole and absolute right to it during his natural life if she remains unmarried if married to be sold and divided as above if not married to be sold at his Dehave(?) and to be equally divided as above only to my sons William Samuel and James Gill. Each of them is to be paid out of the money arriving from the sail of the land one pound each.my Daughter Elizabeth to have his saddel and Bridel and wheat that is now Cald (?) him and further I give to my son William my own large Bybel to be managed and given by my two trusty friends William Gill and William Scott whom I do constitute and appoint my whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testiment.
----- ----- the Intent and meaning in Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and year ---- above under -----
Signed sealed published pronounced and Declaired by the John Gill to be his Last Will and Testiment
In the presence of
Signed by John J or C (?) Gill seal
Agnefs Scott mark
On the 10th day of October, 1783 before me James Marshal Esq. Register for the probate of Wills ---- in and for said county personally came Hugh Glover and Agnefs Scott, the subscribing witnesses within named and on their solemn oaths did depose and say that they were present and saw and heard John Gill the testatore within named sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the within Annexed instrument in writing as and for his last Will and Testament and that at the time of doing thereof he was of sound and will disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge observation and belief.
James Marshal Reg
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