Estate papers – 2

Background:  William was the 2nd son of John b. 1721 and Elizabeth McCulloh.  He had one daughter, Margaret who never married and died the year after William.

5 May 1783

In the name of God Amen, I William McCulloh of the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania, Mariner, being sick and weake in body but blessed of God of good sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say:

It is my will that all my just debts be paid and discharged as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item – it is my will that all my messuages, tenements, lots, lands and Real Estate be sold by executors herein named at publick or private sale for the best price that can be gotten.  And I do hereby authorize and impower them to make and execute good and sufficient deeds to the purchaser or purchasers thereof.  And out of the monies rising from the sale thereof I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Hannah the sum of one thousand pounds.  I likewise bequeath unto my said Wife such of my furniture as came unto me by my marriage with her, likewise the chest of drawers, toilet glass and bed with the furniture and the curtains belonging to the frame in my bedchamber.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret McCulloch, one thousand punds to be paid out of the monies arising from the sale of my Real Estate and if insufficient for that purpose out of my other property when she arrives at age or is married which shall first happen provided my said daughter marries with the consent of her Uncles and if contrary thereto I give her only the sum of 20 pounds.  I likewise give and bequeath to my said daughter one silver tankard, one dozen silver spoons and one dozen of silver tea spoons, one bed and furniture and curtains for the same.

And all the rest & residue of my Estate I give and bequeath unto my brothers, James and John McCulloch, that is to say four fifths thereof to my said brother James and the other fifth to my said brother John.  And I do hereby name and appoint my said wife my two brothers, James and John and the Reverend Wm Duffield to be the executors of this my last will and testament.   8 February 1783

I give and bequeath unto my brother Joseph all such sum and sums of money he now owes me or as shall appear upon my books against him and I do hereby release and discharge my said brother of and from payment of the same.

McCulloh Papers, 1773-1848, Maryland Historical Society, MS 2110, microfilm reel 1, frame 45

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