WILL OF CASPAR SPENGLER.
In the Name of God Amen I Caspar Spengler being sick and weak in Body but of sound and perfect understanding & Memory thanks be to God do recommend my Soul to God who gave it & my Body to the earth to be buried in a Christianlike & decent manner at the Discretion of my friends and as for my worldly substance I dispose of the same in manner following:
Eo, Imp. my will and desire is that my beloved Wife Judith Spengler is to have her choice of the two Dwelling Houses Twenty Four Bushels of Wheat Eight Bushels of Rye Thirty Bushels of Oats Yearly & every year during her Natural Life. Item my Will and desire is that my Wife beloved Judith shall have Three Cows & two Sheep to be Foddered yearly and every year during her natural Life by the Person that lives on my Plantation whereon I now live, also the Interest of John Christian Wamblers Bond which is Twenty Five pounds and if she stands in need of the Principle or any part thereof she is to have the benefit of the same yearly and every year during her natural Life & she is to Will and dispose of the same as she thinks proper she is also to have part of the Garden and as much of the Apples as she pleases
Item--my Will and desire is that my beloved wife Judith shall have the Bed and Beding which we now lye in, the Bedstead and one quarter of an acre of fiax ground to be plowed and sowed yearly and every year by my Son Philip Caspar and at his expense she is also to have the choice of the stables to feed her Cows in.
Item--my Will and desire is that my beloved Wife Judith have the Dark bay Mare which she commonly rides on and to be fed bythe person that will live on the Plantation whereon I now Dwell & my will is that my beloved Wife Judith have one seventh part of all my Personal Estate share and share alike with my Children after my Debts and Funeral Expenses are paid and to Dispose of the same as she thinks proper
Item--I will to my Daughter Judith Widow of Henry Baker Ten Bushels of Wheat yearly and every year during her Widowhood and the Privilege of living with her Mother till she is Married and to have an equal share with my other Children of all my Personal Estate share and share alike the Ten Bushels of Wheat to be paid my Daughter Judith by the person that lives on my Plantation and whoever lives on the said Plantation is to find & procure sufficient Fire wood for my Wife Judith & Deliver the same at the House wherein she lives during her natural life
Item--I will and bequeath to my Son Philip Caspar Spengler two Hundred Acres of Land including all the buildings and orchard one half of all the Wheat Rye Oats Hay Flax & Indien Corn the other half to be equally Divided amongst my Wife and Children Including Philip Caspar.
Item--I will and bequeath to my Son Barnet Spengler one Hundred Acres of Land part of the Tract of Land that I now live on he yielding and paying yearly and every year one third part of the Wheat Rye Oats Flax Etc., before Willed to his Mother and Sister
Item--my Will and desire is that the shares coming to my Grand Children be equally Divided among the Sons and Daughters and I nominate and appoint my beloved Wife Judith Spengler Barnet Spengler and Michael Bard the only and sole Exe'rs of this my last Will and Testament IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Twenty Seventh Day of April one Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Nine
Signed Sealed Published and
Declared as his last Will CASPAR SPENGLER (SEAL)
and Testament in
the Presence of
YORK COUNTY SS. Before me George Stevenson Esq. Deputy Reg'r for the Probate of Wills & granting of Letters of Administration for the said County personally came John Adlum Esq. & Caspar Wiliar the two subscribing Witnesses to the forgoing Instruments of writing & on their solemn Oath say that they saw and heard Caspar Spengler Sign seal publish and declare the same as & for his Testament & last Will, that at that Time the s'd Caspar Spengler was of sound and disposing Mind & Memory as far as they know & believe and that they subscribed their Names as Witnesses to the same in presence of the Testator
Sworn & subscribed
at York the 28th April 1760 | CASPAR WILIAR
Cor. Geo Stevenson D: R:'r |