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Thomas Pryor of Somerset County
This will transcription has been provided by Beth Johnson. Thanks, Beth!
Being weak and lowe(?) in body but in perfect mind and memory and calling to mind ye**** my body, I recommend my soul to God who gave it to me and my Body to be buried decently . Item I leave unto my well beloved wife Ann Prior all my possessions of land during her life and then to be equally divided amongst my children. Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Thomas Prior all ye part and parcel of Land lying on ye westernmost side of a Beaver Dam. This is my last will and Testament December 15, 1744.
Signed and Delivered in presence of
JC (John Cohoon)
April ye 19th 1745 Came John Cohoon and Sinah Scott subscribing evidences to this will and made Oath on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that they saw the Testator Thomas Pryor sign this will (but as to his sealing it they don't remember) and they they heard him publish pronounce and declare this Instrument of writing to be his last Will and Testament and that a of his so doing he was of Sound and disposing mind memory and understanding that they these John Cohoon and Sinah Scott subscribe the said will in the presence and at the request of Thomas Pryor.
Sworn to before Nehemiah King Deputy County of Soms
April ye 19th 1745 then did Ann Pryor, widow of Thomas Pryor come before me the subscriber and made her Election to this will and desired to be wholy conducted by the devises made her thus relinquishes any claim by law.
Recorded in Liber DD N3 folio 100 - William Rogers Regr
Recorded in Liber EB N9 folio 263
Test Esme Bayly - Regr WSC
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