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The Will of
JOHN MONTAYNE



In the name of God, Amen. I John Montanye of the County of Luzerne, State of Pennsylvania, being sick and weak of body, but of sound disposing mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of the body and the certainty of death and the uncertain time thereof. Do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

First and Principally I commit my soul into the hands of almighty god who gave it, hoping by the death and resurrection of my savior to obtain pardon of my sins. And as louching such worldly goods and estate as it hath pleases god to bestow on me , I give and bequeath and dispose of the same in the following manner and form (viz). I give and bequeath and devise to each of my children, Namely to Abraham my son and to my daughter Elizabeth and to Rebecca and to my son Andrew Joseph and to my daughter Mary, and to my daughter Jenny and to my son Issac and to my daughter Nancy all each of them equally share and share alike of all my estate that shall be found belonging to me after my decease to them and to their heirs and assigns forever. Reserving out of the said estate a decent, comfortable and sufficient maintenance for my wife during her natural life.

Lastly , I constitute, make ordain and appoint my son Andrew Montanye and my son-in-law Samuel Carver Executors of this my last will and testament desiring the same may be executed according to the true intent and meaning thereof.

Signed sealed, published, and declared by the John Montanye the testator to be his last will and testament in presence of us whose names as witnesses are hereunto subscribed. The erasure in the eighteenth line, being first made and subscribed to this twenty first day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and two.

John Montanye (seal)

Philemon Clark
Nathaniel Landon
John (x his mark) Kelly

Luzerne County SS:
On the 19th day of October 1802 before me Jacob Hart Register for the probate of wills in and for the county of the aforesaid personally came Nathaniel Landon, and John Kelly two of the subscribing wintesses of the foregoing last will and testament of John Montanye deceased, and being duly sworn do severally declare that they were present and saw the testator sign seal and heard him publish.



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