The Last Will and Testament
May 7, 1692
In the name of God Amen I JOHN TRUEBLOOD being sick & weak do make this my Last Will & Testament as followeth.
Imprimis: I give unto my Loving Wife AGNES TRUEBLOOD the moyobie or one half part of my moveable good & estate, and one half my land during her naturall Life and after her decease to be Equally divided between my two Sons JOHN TRUBLOOD and AMOS TRUBLOOD to them and their heirs for ever;
Secondly: I give and bequeath the other moyobie(?) or half part of my moveable goods to be equally divided between my four children that is to say MARY TRUBLOOD ELIZABETH TRUBLOOD JOHN TRUBLOOD and AMOS TRUBLOOD.
Thirdly: I ordain and appoint my Loving Wife AGNES TRUBLOOD to be my true & Lawful Excutrix of this my Last Will and Testament, and to bring up my children according to her discretion, and to pay them their portion as they come to Lawfull age.
Fourthly: And Lastly I do ordain and appoint in case that my Wife should
dye without making at any will, that then my ?? ?? THOMAS SYMONS & JEREMIAH SYMONS shall take my estate into their possession and care for the good of my children, and to bring them up according to their discretion; as wittnes my hand & seal this Seventh day of May 1692.
His X mark
Signed sealed & delivered
In the presence of us
His “G” mark
Her “A” mark
Proven in Court this 4th day of July 1692
By the oaths of JOSEPH SPARNON ALICE SPARNON GRIFFIN GRAY as attest
PAUL (?) LATHUM Clk
Contributed and transcribed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse
(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)