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Subject: [Q-R] KIRK of Philadelphia cnty, PA Wills 1763-1825
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 10:00:21 -0500
From FTM CD # 209 - Pennsylvania Wills 1682-1835
Philadelphia cnty, PA Wills 1763-
FITZ RANDOLPH, STEPHEN. City of Phila Taylor.
June 2, 1763. February 20, 1765.
Brothers and Sisters: James, Daniel, Benjamin, Hallday, Rhudy, Rebecca,
Ruth. Exec.: Benjamin Fitz Randolph. Witnesses: John Stille, John Kirk.
CLEVER, JOHN. Bristol. Phila. Co. Yeoman.
25 10th month 1773. November 6, 1773.
Wife: Elizabeth. Children: John, Elizabeth, Peter,William, Sarah,
Hannah. Grandchildren: Jesse and William Rex, Thomas Potts. Son in law:
Jacob Kirk. Execs.: William Clever, Jacob Kirk. Witnesses: Antho.
Williams, Sarah Child, John Child. (P:478)
COFFMAN, JOHN. N. Liberties. City of Phila. Yeoman.
January 10, 1782. January 15, 1782. S.58.
Mother: Agnes Telker. Friend: Elizabeth Saunder. Step Children: David
and Sarah Gitling. Exec: Capt. George Forepaugh.
Wit: Simon Mole, Andrew Kirk.
WILLS, GEORGE. [of Falls Point, Co. of Baltimore, Maryland] now City of
Phila. Estate in Maryland and Philadelphia.
October 24, 1783. November 3, 2783. S.312.
Wife: Lydia. Children: George, Jehoshaba Kirk [Wife of Nathaniel Kirk],
Son-in- Law: Nathaniel Kirk. Grandchildren: George Wills Kirk.
Stepmother: Mary Wills, widow of late Father. Wife's Sister: Mary
Holton. Exec: Thomas Kell, Lydia and George Wills.
Wit: John Young, William Shirtliff, Abm. Shoemaker.
DEAVES, THOMAS. Roxborough. Co. of Phila. Yeoman.
March 7, 1791. December 27, 1791. W.196.
Children: Isaac, Martha [Wife of William Levering], Hannah [Wife of
Jacob Kirk]. Grandsons and Exec: William Levering, Jacob Deaves.
Wit: Nathan Levering, Lewis Smick, John Bloom.
VAN KIRK, JOHN. [Soldier of the Pennsylvania Line]. Phila.
September 22, 1783. November 15, 1796. X.515.
Friend and Exec: Henry Apker.
Wit: William Rush, John Thompson.
CHILD, JOHN. Oxford Township. Co. of Phila.
7. Mo: 28. 1800. August 22, 1801. Y.560.
Wife: Sarah. Children: Henry, Mary, Elizabeth, Grace [Wife of Joseph
Kirk]. Grandchildren: John Walton [Son of Daughter Hannah], Betsey
and others [Children of Daughter Sarah].
Exec: Son Henry Child, Son-in-Law Thomas Parry.
Wit: Nathan Harper, Watson Atkinson.
KIRK, ROBERT W. Germantown. Phila. Co. Tanner. February 20, 1811. March
11, 1811. 3.362.
All property consisting of houses, lots and wharf in Alexandria,
District of Columbia and elsewhere to wife Sarah Kirk. Wharf in tenure
of William Hartshorn or Mordecai Miller. Son James to have sd. wharf at
wife's decease. Legacy to sister Harriot Jackson.
Execs: Sd. wife Sarah and father-in-law William Keyser of Germantown.
Wit: Jacob Good, Joachim Lange, William Hiseler.
BYRNE, JAMES MURPHY. Late of Phila., now of Horsham, Montgomery Co.
June 27, 1815. March 5, 1817. 6.403.
To cousin Elizabeth Ann Byrne. To Roman Catholic Society of St. Joseph.
To Sarah Lukens, wife of Seneca Lukins, of Horsham Township, aforesaid,
and to his two daughters, Martha B. Lukins and Tabitha Kirk. Remainder
of estate to children of Edward Carrell by my late sister, Maria. To
sister Eleanor Maria Maher. To sister, Ann Jane Clopper. To brother,
Patrick John Byrne. Execs: Said Patrick, John Byrne, my brother-in-law
Francis C. Clopper. Witnesses: Seneca Lukens, Joseph S. Lukens. Michael
Hurley, of Phila., Minister of the Gospel, affirmed.
PRESLOR, GEORGE. Township of Northern Liberties. Phila. Co.
September 12, 1807. April 25, 1818. 6.574.
Estate to my wife, Catharine, and my children: Henry, William and Sarah,
and to my daughter, Catharina Brown's children, George and Sarah
Brown. Execs: Jacob Kirk, Casper Heft.
Witnesses: Thomas Fisher, George Wile
RUSH, DANIEL. Northern Liberties. Philadelphia County. Farmer. May 3,
1822. June 28, 1822. 7.499.
Son: Land purchased of Jacob Kirk. Daughter: Susanna, now wife of Jacob
Taylor land in Northern Liberties adjoining ground late of Daniel
Sheetz. Daughters: Sarah now wife of Christian Fance, Elizabeth
Humphreys, property in said Liberties. Sons in law: Jacob Taylor,
Christian Fance land which I purchased of John Childs and of Jacob
Smith in trust for my daughter Catharine now the wife of Jacob Titlow.
Granddaughters: Susan Humphreys, Susan Titlow, Susan Rush. Exec: Sons
in law: Jacob Taylor, Christian Fance. Witnesses: Robert Whitehead,
Joseph Young, Nathan W. Eyre. Codicil May 13, 1822. Exrs. to sell land
in Frankford, Philadelphia County. Witnesses: Robert Whitehead, Richard
ROGERS, JOSEPH. Northern Liberties. County of Philadelphia. Esq. May 19,
1823. November 26, 1823. 8.115.
Property to wife: Elizabeth and children: Elizabeth McClenn, Hannah
Graves, Martha Young, Joseph Rogers. To children of sons John Rogers
and Thos. J. Rogers. Exec: Wife: Elizabeth. Son: Joseph Rogers.
Witnesses: James Carmalt, William S. Kirk.
CARR, SAMUEL. Philadelphia. Weaver. October 3, 1824. October 14, 1824.
8.303. Estate to my wife: Fanny and my sister Rachel Dougherty. Letters
to Benjamin Kirk. Exec: Friends: Benjamin Kirk, Philip Kirk.
Witnesses: Benjamin Ellis, Isaac Wampole, Jr.
KEYSER, WILLIAM, JR. Germantown. Philadelphia County, Penna. January 5,
1825. May 6, 1825. 8.414.
Nephews: Gustavus, William, James Thomas (of Philadelphia). Nephew:
James Kirk. Sister: Mary Thomas. Brother: Leibert Keyser. Exec: Father:
William Keyser. Witnesses: Thomas Roney (of Philadelphia), Currier,
Sarah Kirk of Germantown.
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