Will of Temperance Waples
Sussex County, Delaware
the Name of God Amen. The Fiftenth Day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Five, I Temprance Waples of the County of Sussex on Delawar Widow being Sick and weak in body but of a perfect Sound mind and memory Thanks be given unto god Therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and the __ that it is appointed for all Persons once to Die Do make and ordain this my last will and Testament That is to say Principally and first of all I recomend my Soul into the hands of god wh gave it and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Burial at the Direkshon of my Executors... hearafter named nothing douting but I shall receive the Same again at the general Resurection by the mighty power of god and astouching Such worldly Estate ___ when it hath ben pleased god to bless me in this lifewith I give Devise and Dispose of the Same in the following manner and form
Imprimis It is my will and I Do order that in the first place all my Just Depts and funeral Charges be first paid and Discharged.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Bettey Vaughn wife of William Vaughn Deceased one gold ring
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Cathren White wife of Wrixam White one gold ring
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Patience Fisher wife of William Fisher one gold ring
Item I give and bequeath unto my afosaid Daughter Betty Vaughn and my afosaid Daughter Cathren White and my afosd Daughter Patience Fisher all my warring apparel to be Equally Divided between them.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Nathaniel Waples one good bed and furniture
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Waples one good bed and furniture being my best bed
Item I give and bequeath unto my afsd Son Nathaniel Waples and my afsid Son Samuel Waples my neagro gaerl Colled Florow and her increace to be Equally Divided between then after my deceace to be __ of them and thier heirs and assigns for Ever
Item I give and bequeath unto my said Son Samuel Waples Six Knives and forks also one walnut Dining table also one pine tea table and stand also one press also one Case also Six Chearse also one table Clouth and Six Napkins also one par of handirons and __ and one bred toster and baking iron also one Teakettle __ Puter Dishes one __ and six plates also one of fiertongs and __ and ___
Item I give and bequeath unto my GrandDaughter Polly Vaughn my riding horse bridle and saddle and Spinning Wheel
Item I give and bequeath unto my afor Son Nathaniel Waples and ny afsd Son Samuel Waples all the Rest Reside and Remainder of my Personable Estate to be Equally Divided between them
Lastly I Constitute and appoint my two Sons Nathaniel Waples and Samuel Waples my only and Sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament utterly Disanulling and Revouking all other wills by me made before thins Ratifiing and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in Witness whearof I hearunto Set my hand Seal the Day and year first above written