Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameRuth Hadley
Birthca 1726, New Castle Co DE
Death29 Mar 1812, New Castle Co DE Age: 86
FatherJoshua Hadley (1703-1760)
MotherMary Rowland (ca1706-1733)
Birth1720, County Tyronne, Ireland
Death3 Aug 1787, Chatham Co NC Age: 67
FatherJacob Marshil (1693-1743)
MotherAnn Griffith (-1729)
Marriage14 Aug 1742, New Garden MM, Chester Co PA
ChildrenJacob (1745-1818)
 Ann (1749-)
 William (1752-)
 Ruth (1754-)
 John (1759-)
 Benjamin (1761-)
 Joseph (1764-)
 Sarah (1766-)
 Isaac (1768-1822)
 Hannah (1773-)
 Abram (1775-)
Notes for Ruth Hadley
Requested certificate of removal to Hopewell Monthly Meeting. Granted and signed on April 2, 1747
Notes for John (Spouse 1)
John Marshill Will,961 dated May 5, 1787, no probate date
Chatham Co., NC, Record of Estates, Vol. 1, pps. 31,31(b),32
NC State Archives film # C.022.50001

I John Marshill of Chatham County & State of North carolina being inperfect health and sound memory but knowing the mortality of my body and that is appointed for all men once to die I do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following and as touching such worldly Estate as hath please the lord to bless me with I bequeath give devise allow and dispose of in manner as follows my Just debts and funeral charges to be first paid and of my Estate I give and bequeath to my dear and well beloved Wife Ruth Marshill the black mare Called Javel (?) to be her own property only she must give to my son Joseph her first Colt and after share her increase with her unmarried Children I also give her the Case of Drawers her bed and furniture side sadle and all the household furniture provided she share them with her Children as they may grow to require them and to have her maintainance on the plantation that I now live on with all priviledge of house Orchards etc and all the moveables substance after such Legacies are paid as I direct whilst she remains my widow but no longer I also give to my son Jacob Marshill twenty Shillings. I also give my son William Marshill twenty Shillings _I give to my son John Marshil five pounds I give to my Daughter Ruth Marshill a feather Bed and furniture and the Chest that is Called hers A Spinning wheel and side sadle and bridle & a cow and Calf, and I give tomy Daughter Hannah Marshill a feather bed and furniture a spinning wheelside saddle and Bridle a Cow and Calf and Each of them last named twenty Shillings I also give all my Lands that I no hold not knowing better how to order it at this time to my four youngest sons (Vizt) Benjamin, Joseph, Isaac, and Abram, & all of them a portionable share of the stock of horses and cattle, I also allow Isaac to have the plantation that Inow live on with twenty acres to his share more than any of the rest by reason the Land is much worn and Let the Land be divided in the best manner to the advantage of the meadow grounds,, But if my four sons Choose not to have the Land divided so let the Land be sold and the greatest of the prices be given to the two youngest,, otherwise let suchwho keep the land pay the Others and Equal price as may be agreed upon and it is my Will that if any of them my Children decease without Issue that their Legacy be Equally divided between the others, and if the Land be not sold I allow my Eldest son Jacob to pay to him that may have theworst there of fifteen pounds above it in my possession at this time I allow my Joyners tools to be divided amongst my son as may best suit. It is also my Will that my two grandsons John Marshill & John Dobbins have twenty shillings Each__
I also ordain and appoint my two sons Jacob & William with Ruth their Mother my whole and equal Executors and Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament,, To act in my room and in my stead as trustees of the whole and do charge and thusly require them to discharge their trust faithfully
In Witness and Testimony whereof John Marshill hath set my hand andaffixed my seal this tenth day of the 5th Month commonly called May and in the year one thousand seven hundred Eighty seven Singed and sealed inthe
presence of us
William Marshill
John Davis
William Marshill Junior

Signed John Marshill {Seal}
A Copy Test John Ramsey, C. C.

The birthdates of the children of John and Ann Marshill are recorded in the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting), p360.
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