Will of

John Trueblood



In the name of God Amen I John Trublood being sick & weak do make this my Laste will & testament as followith

Firstly I give unto my Loving wife Agnes Trueblood the moyotiv(?) or one half part of my moveable goods & estate and one halfe my Land during her naturall life and after her death to be Equally divided between my two sons, John Trublood and Amos Trublood to them and their heirs forever.

Secondly I give and bequeth the other moyotiv(?) or half part of my moveable goods to be Equally divided between my four children that is to say Mary Trublood Elizibeth Trublood, John Trublood and Amos Trublood

Thirdly I ordain and appoint my Loving wife Agnes Trublood to be my true & Lawfull Executrix of this last will and testament and to bring up my children according to her discretion, and to pay them their  portions as they come to Lawfull age.

Fourthly And lastly I do ordain and Appoint in case that my wife should dye without making of any will, that then my Loveing friends Thomas Symons & Jeremiah Symons shall take my Estate into theire possesion and care for the good of my children, and to bring them up according to their discreation; as wittnes my hand & seal, this seventh day of May 1692.

John Trublood

(his mark) 

Signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of us             

Joseph Sparnon               

Griffin Gray   

(his mark)

Alice Sparnon  

(her mark)


Proven in Court this 4th day of July 1692  by the oath of Joseph Sparnon, Alice Sparnon, Griffin: Gray as attist Paul Lathum, Cl??

Contributor’s note: John Trueblood (1654-1692) was the first Trueblood in America. This will was transcribed from a copy of the original by Donna Beeler.

Contributed by Bob Stokley


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