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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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164 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Liber LL, 4

approve themselves to and deserve of her, To which purpose I Con-
stitute my Wife Charity Courts whole and Sole Executrix of this my
last Will and Testamt dureing her Widdowhood and noe longer and
upon the Marriage or death of my sd Wife I will & Ordaine the
Execucon of this my Will and Testamt As followeth (Viz) If
upon such death or Marriage any of my sons are Arrived to the

AGe of Twenty Yeares the Eldest of them I then Constitute Executor

of this my Will to take into his hands and possession his own his
Brothers and Sisters Estates such Executor being Content with a
reasonable Satisfaccon As the Judge in Testamentary Affaires shall
Allow him without diminishing any part of my said Childrens
porcons, But if shall so happen That none of my said Children shall
be Arrived at that Age at the death or Marriage of my said Wife
Then I Ordaine & deposite the same Charge Trust and Confidence
in my Brother in Law Mr James Keech till some of my said Children
shall Arrive to that Age; And if the said James Keech should be dead
at the Time of such Things happening And none of my Children At
the Age aforesd If his sonn James Keech Junior be then liveing, I
deposite the same Trust and Confidence in him the sd James Keech
Junior for my said Children untill some of them shall Arrive unto the
Age aforesd under the same Condiccon and Termes aforesd Provided
always and it is my Intent and Meaning whosoever shall have Execu-
con of this Will and Testamt As above Expressed doe give good
Security to performe the same according to the true Intent and Mean-
ing thereof, In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and
Seale this day and yeare first Written John Courts signed Sealed and
delivered in the prsence of us Walter Story Elizabeth A Davis her
mark Henry P Dell, It is therefore prayed that an Act may pass for
the Reliefe of the sd John Courts his Children in Confirming his last
Will and Testamt which is thought reasonable to be Granted.
Be it therefore Enacted by the Queens most Excellent Majty by and
with the Advice and Consent of her Majtys Presidt Councill and
Assembly of this Province and the Authority of the same That the
said Will in this Act Recyted shall be at all Times hereafter Reputed
deemed and Taken for the true and reall last will and Testamt of the
said John Courts Esqr And that the same and Every Clause and
Article thereof be in full force strength and Effect to all Intents

p. 59

Construccons and purposes whatsoever And that the Severall Lega-
tees and devisees therein menconed and their Heires Execrs and
Admrs & every of them shall be fully Impowered by Vertue of this
Act to Ask demand Recover and Receive All and every the Legacyes
Bequests and devises therein Menconed and Expressed in such
Manner and forme As is in the said recited Will menconed and
prscribed any Law Statute Usage or Custome to the Contrary or
defect of Recording the said Originall Will and the Probate thereof
in the prrogative Office of this Province or any other defect what-
soever notwithstanding.

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