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The Last Will & Testament of Henry Robinson

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Date: 7 Apr 1775 to 24 Apr 1775
Location: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap
Surnames/tags: Robinson Garrigues
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(No. 113)
In the Name of God Amen. I Henry Robinson of the City of Philadelphia Shopkeeper being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect Mind and Memory blessed be God for the same and considering the uncertainty of the Transitory life do think fit to settle my worldly affairs in manner following that is to say First I will that all my just debts and funeral charges be first paid and satisfied. I hereby order and empower my Executrix and Executors herein after named to purchase of Benjamin Eastburn of Frederick County in Maryland the place near Lancaster Road whereon my Father now lives containing about five acres for fifty pounds which the said Eastburn has agreed to take for the same and to allow my Father to live on it rent free during the term of his natural life. But in case my Father should anytime thereafter pay unto my said Executors the said sum of fifty pounds I do hereby desire and empower my Executrix and Executors and the survivors and survivor of them to convey the same unto my said Father on Fee Simple. And as for all the Rest and Residue of my Estate Real and Personal whatsoever and wheresoever I give devise and bequeath unto to my dear and loving wife Rebecca and my four children namely Samuel, Mary, Catherine and Richard their Heirs and Assigns forever to be equally divided between them share and share alike. But in case any of my said children should die underage and without lawful issue then the part and share of him or her so dying to be divided between my said Wife and surviving children as aforesaid and I do hereby authorize and empower my Executrix and Executors and the survivors and survivor of them to sell all or any part of my Real Estate as they shall think most for the advantage of my said wife and children and to execute any Deed or Deeds of conveyance for that purpose to any purchaser or purchasers and the monies arising therefrom, my children part and share thereof, and of my personal Estate I desire my Executrix and Executors to place out to Interest on Land Security for the benefit of my said children and the interest money thereof to be paid my Wife for their support and maintenance till they severally arrive of age that is to say the boys at twenty one and the girls at eighteen or day of marriage which shall first happen without being otherwise charged for their bringing up. And what I have heretofore given my said Wife shall be taken for and in lieu and in full satisfaction of her Dower or Thirds of my Estate. And I do hereby nominate and appoint my dear Wife Rebecca her Brother Samuel Garrigues Junr and my Brother Richard Robinson to be the Executors of the my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills heretofore by me made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the seventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five. Henry Robinson {seal}
Sign’d sealed published and declared by the said Testator Henry Robinson for and as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto signed our names as witnesses thereof in his Presence and at his Request the word Junr being first interlined before Sealing and Delivery. John Lester Jno Ord
Philada April 24th 1775 Personally appeared John Lester and John Ord the witnesses to the aforegoing Will and on Oath did declare that they saw and heard Henry Robinson the Testator therein named sign seal publish and declare the same Will (for)


for and as his last Will and Testament and that the Execution thereof he was of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding to the best of their knowledge & belief. [word] Benjamin Chew Regt Genl
Be it remembered that on the 24th day of April 1775 the last Will and Testament of Henry Robinson deceased in due Form of Law was proved and Probate and Letters Testamentary were granted to Rebecca Robinson Executrix and Samuel Garrigues Junr and Richard Robinson Executors in the said Will named they being first duly qualified Will and truly to administer the said deceased’s Estate and bring an Inventory thereof unto the Register General’s Office at Philadelphia on or before the Twenty fourth day of May next and under a true and just account of the said administration on or before the Twenty fourth day of April 1776 or when thereto legally required. Given under the seal of the said office ~ Benjamin Chew Regt Genl.

The Genealogy of a Garrigues Family, Electronic Library, online (http://www.garrigus-family.com), Robert Garrigus, rgarrigus@hotmail.com (9579 Sea Shadow, Columbia, MD 21046), downloaded (add date). Mr. Garrigus further cites: Henry Robinsons' will, Philadelphia County Will Book Q: 132, County Clerk's Office, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, microfilm no. 021727, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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