Will of Thomas Macklin

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Date: 13 Dec 1785 [unknown]
Location: Sussex County, Delaware, United Statesmap
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Will of Thomas Macklin [1]
Will Date: 13 Dec 1785
Recorded: 16 Dec 1785
Sussex County, Delaware


In the name of God, Amen, the thirteenth day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty five, I, Thomas Macklin of Sussex County in the Delaware State, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God, therefore calling into mind and knowing that it is appointed for all men, once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say, Principally and first of all, I, commend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent manner at the direction of my Executor and as touching such wordly estate whosowith it hath pleased God's blessed in this life, I give, devise and dispose of in the following manner and form
Leave to my beloved wife Rachel M, one third of all my lands, and also three thirds of my movable estate during her life
I give and leave to my son Job Macklin, the remaining two thirds of my land together with his mother's thirds after her decease, and also all my joiners, turners and cooper's tools to him, his lawful home, forever.
And all the rest of the remainder of my movable estate, I leave to be equally divided among all my children; Rachel the wife of Jacob Carpenter, Sarah Messick and Mary Deputy, Job Macklin and Nutter Macklin and Anna W Messick, to be equally divided among them, after my just debts and funeral charges are settled.
And I DO hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said son, Job Macklin, my only and sole executor of this, my Last Will & Testament, and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disanull all and every other former Will Testament and devises or executors by me made or named, ratifying and confirming, this and no other to be my Last Will & Testament.
Thomas J Macklin
In Witnesseth whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written. Signed, sealed and delivered, pronounced and declared in the presence of
Eli Parker
John Walton
Alice Dickinson
Sussex County, Delaware }
This 16 day of December 1785, before me, Phillips Kollock, Recorder, appointed for the Probate of Wills and granting Letter Testimony for the County of aforesaid, approved Eli Parker and Alice Dickinson two of the witnesses of the above within Will and being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, did depose and say that in their sight, presence and hearing, the Testator Thomas Macklin, did sign, seal, publish and declare the within written to be his Last Will & Testament and that at the doing thereof he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and perfect mind, memory and judgment and that they and each of them together, with John Walton subscribed their names as Witnesses in presence of the Testator and at his request.
Phillips Kollack, Reg.


  1. "Will of Thomas Macklin". Sussex County Delaware. 1785. (Accessed 17 Apr 2017)

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