The Last Will and Testament of Hannah Garrigues

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Date: 11 Apr 1861 [unknown]
Location: Haverford Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Surname/tag: garrigues
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I Hannah Garrigues of the Township of Haverford County of Delaware and State of Pennsylvania Single Woman being of sound memory and although favoured with bodily health at this time am aware of the uncertainty of life and that this world is a probationary scene in which it is incumbent on us with Divine assistance to prepare for a better inheritance even an heavenly. I feel concerned to arrange and settle my outward affairs as far as in my power that my mind may be clear in what I beleive to be my duty in this respect. And it is my will and i hereby devise to my dear sisters Mary M, Beulah and Sarah Garrigues or the survivors or survivor of them all my right title and interest in the house in which we now reside, situated in Haverford Township aforesaid and deeded to us jointly by our beloved father Samuel Garrigues late of said

place with the lot of two acres more or less on which said house is built together with the barn and all o†her buildings and improvements thereon with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging. Also all my right title and share in all the household furniture and persnoal property therein. And I do hereby give and bequeath to my said three sisters Mary M, Beulah and Sarah Garrigues all my right to and interest held in common with them and my dear sister Deborah M Williamson in certain monies held by mortgage or otherwise on property in Philadelphia or elsewhere which i may die possessed of. But if either of my said sisters should marry then the said property to remain with the others and if all should marry then it is my will that my said share of monies or other property shall be divided equally between all my sisters. And at the death of the last survivor of them whatsoever of said estate shall be left it shal be equally divided ito thre parts: the one third part to the lawful heirs of my deceased brother Samuel Parker, One third part to the lawful children of my deceased brother William Garrigues share and share alike and the other third part to my dear brother Haydock Garrigues if he survives my said sister and if not to his lawful children share and share alike. My three sisters first named to have full and free use and possession of all my said estate for their comfort and support during their natural lives except they should any of them marry when it shall revert to the unmarried. Witness my hand and seal this 11th day of the fourth month one thousand eight hundred and sixty one.

Hannah Garrigues

Delaware County SS:

On this fifth day of October AD 1863 personally appeared Catharine Johnson & Deborah M. Williamson and being affirmed according to law did depose and say that they were well acquainted with the hand writing of Hannah Garrigues having often seen her write. that the above signature as well as the whole body of the foregoing writing is in the proper hand writing of the said Hannah Garrigues and that at the date the said instrument purports to have been signed she the said Hannah Garrigues was of a sound disposing mind annd memory to the best of their knowledge and belief.
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