In the name of God amen I JOHN R. HARRISON of the County of Northumberland being
very weak and sick of body but of sound sense and memory do make and constitute this to be my last testament in manner and form following.
It is my will and desire that my loving wife ELIZABETH HARRISON have all my estate during her natural life and at her death it is my desire that the said estate be divided between my two Children ALCY and RUSSELL HARRISON.
It is my will and desire that my Daughter ALCY HARRISON shall have twenty five pounds out of my estate at her Marriage.
It is my will and desire that my son JNO. R. HARRISON shall have twenty five pounds out of my estate at the time of his Marriage.
It is my desire that my loving wife shall be Executrix to this my last will. Also it is my desire that my friend WILLIAM POOLEN be executor of this my last Will.

In Testimony whereof I have set my hand this 26th day of March 1795.

JNO. R. HARRISON

Present
WILLIAM NELMS
SHAPLEIGH WADDY
JOHN S. ELLISTON

 

At a Court of monthly session held for Northumberland County at the Courthouse on the 12th day of October 1795 This last will and Testament of JOHN R.HARRISON Deceased was this day proved in open Court by the Oaths of SHAPLEIGH WADDY and JOHN ELLISTON Witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of ELIZABETH HARRISON the Executrix and WILLIAM POOLEY (sic) the Executor therein named a certificte is granted them for obtaining probate thereof in due form they having taken the Oath of Executors and together with SHAPLEIGH WADDY and WILLIAM CORBELL their securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of three hundred pounds conditioned as the Law directs.

Teste CATESBY JONES, Clk

Truly recorded Tested THO. POLLARD, DC

Northumberland County Record Book 15, page 212

 

Contributed by: Madeline Reese