Kindly Submited by Susan
Cunningham June 2000
No. 3468, Registrar's Office
Estate 0f Stephen Knizeler
Testement & Last Will of Stephen
of Haycock Twp.
Proved October 16. 1807
Registered in Will Book
No 7, Page 28
I, Stephen Knizeler of
Haycock Township, Bucks County, State of Pennsylvania, yeoman, do make and put in writing
this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
First It is my will
and I do order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be carfulloy paid
Item.I give and
bequeath all the pewtr tea and glassware, which commonly stands in the cupboard, unto my
two daughters, after the decease of their mother, or to their heirs.
Item. It is
my will and I do give unto my beloved wife the use and privileges of all my lot of land
whereon I now live, containing five acres of land with the appurtenances for and during
her life, together with the use of all my moveable property and the interest of all the
money which I have by bond or otherwise during her life, she taking care that none of my
property should be wasted during said time.
Item.It is my will
that after the decease of my beloved wife all my estate, both real and personal, shall be
sold at publick sale and the money arising therefrom, together with what money may remain
on bond, shall be equally divided between all my children, share and share alike, or to
their respective heirs.
Item. I hereby
empower and authoris my surviving executor, hereinafter named, to make a good title to the
purchaser of my lot of land.
constitute, and appoint my beloved wife and my trusty fried Everette Foulke, Esq.,
executors of this my last will and testament, hereby ratifying this and no other to be my
last will and testament.In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the
seventeenth day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and seven.
Stephen X Knizeler
Sealed, signed, published,
and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who
at his request have signed our names as wtinesses hereto.
Inventory filed March 1,
The herin name George Shive
(?) and William Stoker were duly affirmed as appraisers of the within mentioned estate
before me the subscriber, a justice of the peace in and for said county the 27th day of
Rendered by Everett Foulke,
the 1st of March 1809
Total" 253 pounds, 5
shilling, and fuve pence.
Saturday, 15 November 2008