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The Will of
JAMES MONTANYE


No. 14 of 1893


I , James Montanye of the Borough of West Pittston, Luzerne County, and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind and memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former will by me at any time heretofore made.

And First, I declare that my body be decently interred, and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and situation in life and as my wife shall direct.

As to such estate as in hath please god to entrust with me, I dispose of the same as follows, viz
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Caroline B. Montanye all my property, real estate, personal property, all kind, real, personal, mixed, that I may possess of at the time of my decease.

The real intent and meaning of this my last will amd testament is that I give and bequeath to my wife Caroline B. Montanye, all the property possessed and owned by me at the time of decease, to will and do what with as she may desire, and for her own use and benefit absolutely. And I do hereby constitute and approach my said wife Caroline B. Montanye sole executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I James Montanye the testator, have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of February A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety.

James Montanye(seal)

Signed, Sealed in the presence of

B. G. Coopen
Lewis Gordon

Date of Death 19 Dec. 1892

Register's Office Wilkes-Barre, PA., 11 January 1893
This day before me Phillip V. Weaver, register of wills in and for the county aforesaid personally came B.G. Coopen and Lewis Gordon the subscribing witnesses to the foregiving last will and testament of James Montanye of the Borough of West Pittston, Luzerne County, State of Pennsylvania, deceased, who being duly sworn, according to law, do say that they were present and saw and heard James Montanye, the testator, sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the foregiving instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and that at the time of doing so he was of sound mind, memory, and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that they did sign their names as witnesses thereto with presence of each other and in the presence and as the request of the said testator.
Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year above written
Philip V. Weaver Register
Lewis Gordon
Chas. P. Campbell, Deputy
B. G. Coopen

And now to wit: 11 day of January 1893. Having considered the testimony offered in this case and filed the same of record, I do hereby adjudge the foregoing instrument of writing to be duly proved as the last will and testament of the said James Montanye, now deceased, and as such I do enter the same of record, according to law.
Philip V. Weaver Register
Chas. P. Campbell, Deputy

Luzerne County SS:
In accordance with the above will and probate thereof Letters Testamentary thereto were on the 11th day of January 1893, granted unto Caroline B. Montanye the executrix, she having first been duly sworn to well and truly _____ to the goods and chattels rights and credits which were of said deceased, according to law. Given under my hand and the seal of the Register's Office this 11, January 1893. Philip V. Weaver,Register.



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