William Gallt

Will of William Gallt

In the name of God Amen I William Gallt Late of Chery Valy yoman being of grate age and infirm of body but of perfect mind and memory than sher be given to God calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul in to the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as tuching such Worldly Estate whare with it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the follo=ing manner, that is to say. I give and devise to my well beloved Naturall Son William whom I likewise considule, make and ordain the sole Executor and Administrator of this my Last Will and Testament. All and singular my goods and chatels Bonds nots booke debts or shuretyes monneys or other affects which I posess or am in any way indebted to. And also my Lot of Land in Chery Valy known by the name of Lot Number fifty- one on which I did yousally dwell and inhabet with all and singular the orchards gardens and tennements to him and his Heirs forever. And I do hereby utterly disalow, revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, Bequests, and Executors by me in any way as named here to fore willed or bequested. Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have here un to set my hand and seal this forth day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred seventy nine. Witness Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and declared by the said William Gallt his last Will and Testament in the presence of of each other have here unto subscribed our names William Harper, Esq John Harper, Juner Henry Bogart Archibald Harper County of Montgomery. Be it remembered that on the nineteenth day of December in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty five personally came and appeared before me Christohpher P Yates Surrogate of the said county William Harper of the said county Esquire and being duly sworn on his oath says that he saw William Gallt bearing the date the fourth day of March one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament. That at the time thereof he the said William Gallt was of sound disposing mind and memory, to the best of his Knowledge and Belief of him the deponent, and that his name subscribed to the said will, is of his proper hand writing, which he subscribed as a witness to the said will, in his presence. And that he the Deponent said John Harper Jun Henry Bogart and Archibald Harper other witnesses to the said will subscribe their names as witnesses there to, in the testators presence. signed Christopher P Yates Will written March 4 1779 Recorded December 19 1785
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