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WILL OF HILL FREBURN

     In the name of God. Amen. I Hill Freeburn of the Township of Halifax in the County of DAuphin and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament that is to say.  First, I give and bequest to my beloved son John one dollar or seven shillings and six pence lawful money of Pennsylvania.  I do also give and bequest to my son Robert the like sum of seven shillings and six pence money aforesaid.  I also give and bequest my daughter Catharine Irwin the like sum of seven shillings and six pence money aforesaid.  I also give and bequeath to my son James twenty five pounds like money aforesaid. I also give and bequeath to my son Daniel the sum of twenty pounds like money aforesaid.  Respective legatees in manner and form as follows to my son John his legacy being seven shillings and six pence in one year after the decease of myself and my wife or in case she survives me and marries another.  Then in one year after such marriage and at the same time I will and order that my son James shall be paid ten pounds part of his legacy.  To my son Robert his legacy being seven shillings and six pence in one year after the time mentioned for payment of my son John's legacy and at the time of paying Robert I will and order that my son Daniel shall be paid ten pounds part of his legacy.  To my son Thomas his legacy being seven shillings and six pence in one year after the time mentioned for the payment of my son Robert's legacy and at the time of paying Thomas I will and order the sum of ten ounds to be paid to my son James as a further part of his legacy.  To my daughter Catharine her legacy being seven shillings and six pence in one year after the time mentioned for the payment of my son Thomas' legacy and at the same time I will and order that the sum of ten pounds shall be paid to my son Daniel in full of his legacy and in one year after the last mentioned payment I order the sum of five pounds shall be paid to my son James in full of his legacy.

I further order the sum of ten pounds to be paid to my daughter Mary as part of her legacy in one year after the last mentioned payment and the further sum of ten pounds to be paid to her in one year afterwards in full of her legacy and in addition to the sum of twenty pounds so bequeath to my said daughter Mary I further give and continue to her all the furniture she has now receive or hereafter may receive from me.  I further give and bequeath to my fourth son Samuel all that my messuage or plantations whereon I now live situate in the Township aforesaid to hold the same to the said Samuel his heirs and assigns forever.  To descend to him as aforesaid immediately after the decease of myself and my wife or in the case she survives me and marries another.  Then to descend to him immediately on such marriage. But I expressly will and order that the rents issues and profits of half of my real and personal estate shall be a remain in my beloved wife after my decease during her natural life in case she continues a widow but not otherwise.  Lastly, I give and bequeath to my son Samuel aforesaid all my personal estate goods and chattles of what kind or nature soever to descend to him in the manner and form expredicate in the devise aforesaid.  He paying and discharging the several legacies aforementioned in the order and manner above stated.  And I hereby appoint my said wife and son Samuel executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereby I have herein set my hand and seal the eighteenth day of May of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four.  Hill Freeburn.

Witness to the above document were Peter Holland and Frederick Fedderhauf.

Footnote: On April 25, 1898 John Freeburn and Robert Freeburn and Samuel Irwin, husband of Catharine, relased any claim they had against the estate to their borther Samuel.  Samuel paid them each $40.00 according to an old deed.