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Will of Margaret Corbett

Source: Copy obtained May 2, 1976 from

Dauphin County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphan's Court

Harrisburg, PA 17101

In the name of God Amen. I Margaret Corbett wife of James Corbett of Hanover Township in the County of Dauphin and State of Pennsylvania being in perfect health and of sound mind memory and understanding (Blessed be God for the same). But considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

To wit - Principally and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hand of God who gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, and as to such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of in the following manner to wit: it is my will that my well beloved Husband James Corbett shall have the House, Stable, garden and Lott of ground supposed two acres, and he shall have the use of the Spring to take as much water (now in the occupancy of Daniel Farling) as he shall want for his use. And the interest of one thousand dollars all his natural life time. And the remainder of my Estate it is my will shall be sold as soon as convenient after my decease by the Executors and the money put to interest. And it is my will that my daughter Margaret Lucinda intermarried with Joseph Brown shall have the said interest for her and her families support during all her natural life time. Further it is my will that the house and lott of her Fathers at his death shall be sold as soon as practical and the proceed shall be with the thousand dollars put to interest for her and her childrens support through life. And I allow my Executors to take and inventory of my moveable property that I may have and after defraying my just debts and funeral expenses I allow to be equally divided between my husband and his daughter Margaret Lucinda Brown. And it is my will that in case any of my daughters children should not be of age at the death of their mother that I allow that a guardian be appointed for them and their money be put to interest for them until they come to full age. And it is my will, all my daughter, Lucinda Browns children shall have equal shares except her daughter Margaret Elizabeth I allow her to get fifty dollars more than any of the rest. And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my trusty friends, William Corbett of Dauphin County and Thomas McElheney now of Cumberland County to be the Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby fully authorize my said Executors to sign, seal execute and deliver such conveyance or conveyances as shall be necessary to convey my titles to my real estate when sold as above to the purchaser or purchasers thereof or any part thereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed and set my hand and seal this 21st day of May 1841.

Signed, Sealed, Published pronounced and declared by the testatrise aforesaid as her last will and testament in presence of us who in her presence and at her request have subscribed as Witness

John McElheney
David McElheney

Margaret Corbett (seal)

John McElheney & David McElheney was sworn to the within instrument of writing the 22nd day of December A.D. 1843

Before Me John Hoffman, Register

Dauphin County SS

Personally appeared on the 22nd day of December A.D. 1843 John McElheney and David McElheney, before me the Subscriber Register for the Probate of Wills in and for said County and after being duly Sworn according to law did depose and Say that they both wee present and saw and heard the Testatrix Margaret Corbett Sign Seal declare and pronounce therewith in instrument of writing to be her last will and testament and the said two Subscribing witnesses to the written instrument of writing further states that at the same time she was of sound mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their observation, Knowledge and belief.

John Hoffman, Register

Transcribed and Copyright 2001 by Chuck Nugent [nugent_cj@yahoo.com]




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