Will of Francis Huey 


In the name of God, Amen, I Francis Huey of the Township of Coolspring, Mercer County and State of Pennsylvania, being weak in body, but of sound
and perfect mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following, that is to say; First, I order and allow that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal property by my exectutor herein after named; and if anything remains I allow it to be given to my daughter Elizabeth. I do also give and devise unto my son Francis Huey the tract of land in Coolspring Township which was the estate of my son Robert Huey, dec., my other sons and daughters having relinquished their right or claim to the same. I do also give and devise to my son John Huey all that part of the tract of land on which I now live, lying and being on the north side of the Mercer and Franklin Road, subject however to the following sums which I bequeath to my Daughter Mary, married to James Bestwick and to be paid by my son John as follows ____ twenty dollars to be paid one year after my decease, and twenty dollars yearly until the sum of one Hundred dollars be paid to her, but if she should die before the time expires, then the payments to cease, and it is my will and direction that the above sums operate as a lien on said land until the above annuities be fully discharged and paid, at which time the title is to be absolutely in my son John Huey. I do also give and devise to my Son Samuel Huey all that part of the tract of land on which I now live lying and being south of the Mercer and Franklin road, with all the privileges and advantages thereunto belonging: Subject to the following bequeath, which I make to my daughter Elizabeth Huey: _____I order and allow that my said daughter shall have the privilege of my dwelling house, with Bed and Bedding, boarding and lodging with everything, necessary to make her comfortable in health, with the aid of a suitable physician in sickness during her natural life; but if she the said Elizabeth should marry, then I order that Samuel, in lieu of the aforesaid provision shall pay to her the sum of twenty dollars yearly until she receives one hundred dollars, but if she should die before the whole is paid then the payments to cease, I will and direct that the foregoing bequests operate as a lien on the land devised to Samuel until the whole be fulfilled as above directed, at which time the title to the land above described shall be vested absolutely in my Son Samuel Huey.  I also give and devise to my sons George Huey and David Huey all that certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Venango, and conveyed to me by Baldwin and Barlow by deed bearing ___the twenty second day of May on thousand eight hundred and twenty four, the said tract to be as equally divided between the said George and David as maybe having regard to quantity and quality: which several tracts of land I give and devise to my sons as above described and to their heirs and assigns forever subject to the reservations made above.

And further I do herby constitute and appoint my
trusty son Samuel Huey and Nicholas Mouser Executors of this my Last will and testament; hereby revoking all former wills by me made 

 In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal, the thirtieth day of September
Anno Dominis One thousand eight hundred and forty one.

Signed, Sealed, published and declared
By the above named Francis Huey to be
His last will and testament in the presence
Of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names Francis Huey (Seal)
As witness in the presence of the testor
Thomas Horack
Daniel Infield

(Source: Submitted by Nancy Wark)

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