Note: Spelling and punctuation have been modernized. Also note that Tyrone township is now part of Perry County, PA, which was formed out of Cumberland County.
|Today's Perry County, PA, with today's |
Cumberland County immediately south
|Tyrone Township within Perry County|
I, Hugh Kilgore, of Tyrone Township, Cumberland County and State of Pennsylvania, farmer, being of sound and disposing memory and considering the uncertainty of this life do make this my testament and last will in manner and form following: I will, devise, and bequeath to my wife Jean the third part of my personal estate beside an exclusive of two cows, her bed and bed clothes, my roan mare, four yews, and the third of the flax, which I also bequeath to my wife Jean. I will, devise, and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca one dollar. I will, devise, and bequeath to my son David Kilgore one dollar. I will, devise, and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Kelly sixty dollars. I will, devise, and bequeath to my daughter Mary Kilgore twenty dollars. I will, devise, and bequeath to my daughter Margaret [inserted above the line] Kilgore one third part of the residue of my personal estate, after the above legacies are deducted. I will, devise, and bequeath to my son James Kilgore one third part of the residue of my personal estate equal to my daughter Margaret’s legacy, but if he keeps or claims the grey mare as his property, then eighty dollars is to be deducted from his legacy and to be equally divided between my daughters Margaret and Jean. I will, devise, and bequeath to my daughter Jean Kilgore the remaining third part of my personal estate. The above legacies to be paid to the above legatees in proportion to their legacies as the money arising from the sale of my executors. I will, order, and direct all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid. I will, constitute, and appoint my wife Jean and my nephew William McClure executors of this my last will and testament, and I do hereby revoke and disannull [sic] all former wills declaring this and no other to be my last will testament. The witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of April one thousand eight hundred and five.
Signed, dated, published, and declared by Hugh Kilgore the testator as his last will and testament in presence of us—Edward West, James Wilson.
Hugh Kilgore [seal]
Be it remembered that on the 23rd day of April AD 1805 the last will and testament of Hugh Kilgore (late of Tyrone township, dec’d) of which the foregoing record is a true copy was legally proven and letters testamentary with a copy of the will annexed issued the same day in common form to Jane [sic] Kilgore and William McClure executors within named. Inventory and account to be exhibited in the register’s office in the Borough of Carlisle in the time appointed by law.
Witness my hand—
George Kline, Reg.
Source: Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993. (Available on Ancestry.com)