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Will of Michael Reiter

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Date: 8 Jun 1757 [unknown]
Location: Cocalico Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniamap
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[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Will Book B pg 336[1]]

Will of } I Michael Reiter of Calico Township in þe County of
Michael Reiter } Lancaster Yeoman; being weak in Body; but of sound mind

and Memory, blaessed be God, Do this Eighth day of June
in þe Year One Thousand Seven hundred & Fifty Seven [8 Jun 1757] make
& Publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following
(that is to say) IMPRIMIS it is my Will & I do Order that in þe [first]

[1B 337]

first place, all my just debts and Funeral Charges be paid & Satisfied.
ITEM I give, devise and bequeath unto Agnes my beloved Wife
and to her heirs and Assigns one Third part of my whole Estate
both real and personal, for Ever, and one Kettle, two Iron Potts;
A Spinning Wheele, a Feather Bed, two pewter Basons; two
Plates a Cow a Hive of Bees and all her Cloaths and Linnen, as
also my Bible & one other book call'd, True Christendom.
ITEM I give, devise and Bequeath to my Son, Jacob & to his heirs
and Assans all that tract of Land, whereon he lives, Containing
One Hundred and Twenty acres for Ever; ITEM I give and
Bequeath to my Grand Daughter Elizabeth, one Cowe, a Feather
Bed a Spinning Wheele and a hive of Bees; ITEM I devise
and bequeath all that Plantation and Tract of Land whereon
I live to my Said Wife Agnes & to my Son Jacob & to my
Daughter Elizabeth the wife of Nicholas Ream to hold to them
and their heirs and Assigns forever equally; ITEM the remain-
der of my Personal Estate I order to be equally divided between
my Son Jacob and my Daughter Elizabeth, I do likewise
Constitute make and Ordain my said Wife Agnes, my only
& Sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament & I do hereby
utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other former Test-
ament, Wills legacies & Exes by me in any wise before this time named
will'd and Bequeathed, Ratifying and Confirming this to be my last Will
and Testament IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my
hand & Seal the day & Year above Written;
      The letters of
      Michl MR Reiter SEAL

Signed Sealed & declared by the
said Michael Reiter as his last Will and Testament
in þe presence of us George Lain, Eliz'th Prennyman, Emanuel
Carpenter; Lancaster County SS Appeared
before me Subscriber Eliz'th Prennyman & Emanuel Carpenter two of the
Witnesses to þe within Will; whom their affirmation did depose and
declare that they were present Saw & heard þe test' within mentioned
Sign, Publish & declare þe Within Writing as his last Will and
Testament & that at þe doing thereof he was of sound & disposing mind
memory and understanding to þe best of their knowledge, belief
and observation.
Edw'd Shippen D Rr

Be it Remembered that on þe 2nd Dec 1760 [Dec 2 1760] the last
Will and Testament of Michael Reiter, deceased, was duly
proved in due form of Law and Probate & letters Testamentary
were granted to Agnes Reiter, the Executrix therein named
being Sworn well and truly to administer the deceased Estate
& here order a just account when lawfully required, given under [seal]
of Said Office and date as above.


[Transcribed from original will ]

Original will of Michael Reiter.

I Michael Reiter of Cocalico Township in the County
of Lancaster Yeoman being weak in Body; but of sound
mind and memory, blessed be God do this Eight[h] day
of June in the year one thousand seven hundred
and fifty seven [8 Jun 1757] make and publish this my last will
and testament in manner following that is to say

Imprimis it is my will and I do order that in the first place all
my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.

Item I give devise and bequeath unto Agnes my beloved wife
and to her heirs and assigns one third part of my whol[e]
Estat[e] both real and personal for ever and one keatle two
iron potts a Spinning wheele a feather Bed two peweter
Basons two plates a Cow a hif of Bees and all her
cloth and lining as also my Bible and one other
Book Called true christendom

Item I give devis and bequeth to my Son Jacob and to his
heirs and assigns all that tract of Land whereon he
lives Containing one hundred and twenty acres for Ever.

Item I give and bequeath to my grand Daughter Elizabeth one
Cowe a feather bed a Spinning While and a hife of
Bees

Item I devis and bequeath all that plantation and tract
of Land whereon I lives to my Said wife agnes and to
my Said Son Jacob and to my Daughter Elizabeth the
wife of nicholas Reem to hold to them and their
heirs and Assigns for Ever Equaly

Item the Remainder of my Personal Estat[e] I order to be Equally
Devided between my Son Jacob and my Daughter Elizabeth

I do Likewise Constitute make and ordain my Said Wife agnes
my only and Sole Executrix of this my Last will and
testament and I Do Hereby utterly Disallow revoke and
Disannull all and Every other former testament wills
Legacies and Executors by me in any ways befor[e] this time
named willed and Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming
this to be my Last will and testament in witness whereof
I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year
above written

Signed Sealed and declared The letters of
by the Said Michael Ritter Michall MR Reiter SEAL
as his Last will and testament
in the presence of us
George Lain
Elizabeth Zimarmanatfd
Emanuel Carpenteratfd




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