Submitted by Gayle
Hartmans will is located
in Philadelphia Archives in Philadelphia PA.
Hartman Fitmore#165 year 1765.
I went there in 1994 and held
the original document in my hand. At that
time it was very fragile, and it had been
repaired with scotch tape. Over the years
the scotch tape has turned dark yellow. I was
afraid to handle it, since it was written 10 years + before the Revolutionary War! I have a certified copy of Hartmans will, but some places can not be
read due to the tape that makes the copy very dark where the will had been repaired. When I typed up this facsimile of the will IF
there was any doubt what the word was in the dark area (some of the words are still
readable) it was omitted. Please note the
varies spellings of Tettemer in the will. Hartman
himself spelt it 3 different ways. Tettomor, Tattomor, and Dettomer. The State of PA has
it spelled Fitmore.
Be it remembered that I Hartman
Tettomor of the Township of _________in the county of Bucks in the province of
Pennsylvania ________(yeoman) being mind full of my Mortality thought proper whilst
Mercifuly favores with the perfect sound
______ and memory to settel my worldly estate by this my last testamoy manner and form following that is to say first I
will the payment of my _________ and funeral expenses.
And I give and bequeth unto my
beloved wife _________ two sheep of her once
chosing and one hundred pound lawful of Pennsylvania ___ paid to her one year after my
deceased that which legacey my wife freely _______ in lius
of her dower and right of Widowhood and my will that my Daughter Betty shall have Cow over and above her equal shair and
I further I give unto my Daughter Hanna three pounds in money over and above her shair and
my son Henry shall have five pounds in money and to have one equal shair with the rest of
my children. And it is my will that six weeks
after my decease all my real and personal estate shall be sold and all the above said
debts to be paid and the remainder of my
estate to be past upon Intref (entrust?) Tail
(till?) my youngest child is fourteen years
of age and the said Intref my younger children shall be maintained tail the youngest child
is fourteen years old and after that my estate shall be Equally divided amongst my
children and it is my will that my wife Cathrina and Henry Hertzel of Rockhill _____ my
friend to be my executors giving them full power and authority to Bargain, sell and
dispose of all my estate both real and personal except what I give unto my wife and _____
of my personal Estate. ________ whereof I the said Harman Dettomer have set my hand and
seal ___ unto this on the 29th day of April in the year of
Our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and sixty five 1765.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the
said Hartman Tattomor for his last will and
Testament in the presences of us we that were present at the signing and sealing thereof.
___________ (unable to read)
and Hartman Tettemers signature.