Will of John Culleny
Sussex County, Delaware
In the name of God amen I John Culleny of Sussex County and State of Delaware being week of Body but of Perfect mind and memory at Preasent thanks be to god for his ma___t_me and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die and as _______my worldly Estate the Lord hath blest me with I therefore gave and Dispose of the Same in the following form and manner hear in after mentioned
Item my desire is that all my Lands that I am posest with bee Equally Divided between my three sons named Sothey Culliney and Gorge Armstrong Cullinny and James Ridgeway Cullinney and that my three Sons Shall pay the Balance that is due towards the Lands and I Leave to the son Gorge and James S__ty Dollars each to have said out of my Personal Estate and Each of them one Bed and furniture and if Either gorge or James Should die without Lawful heir then the Lands to bee Equally Divide between the other sons and the Residue of Personal Estate to bee Equally Divided between my three Daughters named hettey Messick Betsy Tindal and Salley Dolbee to them and there heirs forever and I hear by make Constitute and appoint my son Sothey Culleney my Sole Exector that this my Last will and Testament Revoking and annulling all and every other will or wills hear to fore by me made and this to bee taken as my last will and Testament and none other as written by my hand and seal this twenty sixth Day of June one thousand Eight hundred and seventeen
Bond for John Culleney's estate was made by Sothey Culleney and James R. Culleny 5 Sept 1826. At that time an affidavit stating that Purnal Tindal the only surviving witness testifies to John Culleney's will.