Edward Lane was born about 1663 and died in 1710 in Providence, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.
Will of Edward LaneWritten 4 Jan 1709/10 and proved 19 April, 1710
In the Name of God Amen, I Edward Lane of ye County of Philadelphia in the Providence of Pennsylvania, Yeoman, being weak
of body and yett thro God's Mercy of a Sound Mind & Memory do make this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form
(Viz) First and Principally I recommend my soule unto Almighty God my Creator Afsuredly Believing I shall receive
pardon and redemption of my sins & be saved by ye pretious death & Merits of my Blesed Saviour & Redemer Christ
Jesus, Secondly I commit my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such [?] & Christian Manner as
to my Exr hereafter nominated shall seem most convenient. Thirdly & Lastly as touching Such Worldly Estate
as ye Lord in Mercy hath bestowed upon me my Will & Intent is y same shall be enjoyed &: bestowed as is Exprefs;
revokeing & makeing void all other Wills heretofore by me made declareing this to be my Last Will & Testament. [Firstly?]
I do ordr and desire ye all my just deeds be paid by Ex hereafter Nominated in convenient time & place after my funeral
Charges be cleared.Item- I give unto my Son James, To him his heirs, Execs., Adminis., Assignees forever
two hundred and fifty acres of my plantation to be taken from the south end thereof, Together with the grist Mill the Testator
built thereon and all other improvements thereunto belonging with what other edifices the testators might add or set thereon
and Also Five Acres of my Meadow on the Other Side Perkomay Creek out of which he shall pay unto his sister Elizabeth 200
pounds of this Providence in one year after he comes to the enjoyment of his bequeathal.
[NOTE: The 250 acres was
on Skippack Creek, adjacent to the land willed to his brother William on the east side of the Perkiomen.]
give unto my son William, To him his heirs, Execs., Adminis., Assignees forever all that part of My plantation I now live
on which lyeth on the East side of Perkiomen Creek except what was before bequeathed... [The 250 acres above] ... "out
of which he shall pay unto his sister Christian 200 pounds current money of this Providence in one year after he comes to
the enjoyment of his bequeathal.
Item- I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel, To him his
heirs, Execs., Adminis., Assignees forever The residue of my plantation which lyeth on the West side of Perkiomen Creek except
for the 5 acres of meadow before bequeathed to his brother James, which five acres shall be laid out by most commodius it
may be for his brother, but if his brother or his heirs, Execs., Adminis., or Assignees do sell his bequest shall return to
my son Samuel's bequest [as if had been before bequested to him] My son Samuel shall pay unto his sister Eleanor, 200
pounds current money of this Providence in one year after he comes to the enjoyment of his bequeathal
give and bequeath to my daughter Christian 200 pounds current money of this Providence to be paid her by her brother William
or whomever shall enjoy his aforesd. bequest as herein aforesd.
Item- I give and bequeath to my daughter
Eleanor 200 pounds current money of this Providence to be paid her by her brother Samuel or whomever shall enjoy his aforesd.
bequest as herein aforesd.
Item- I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth 200 pounds current money
of this Providence to be paid her by her brother James or whomever shall enjoy his aforesd. bequest as herein aforesd.
give and bequeath to my daughter Ann 200 pounds current money of this Providence to be paid her by Mother at her attaining
of 21 years or marries, whichever happens first.
Item- To my well Beloved friend James Shattick the sum
of 500 pounds of late currency of this Providence a gratuity for his many kindnesses to me and mine and take full of all claims
either to my particular Estate or any of the lands bought in partnership between us (Except the thousand acres which is to
be taken up in his own name) on receipt of which sum he shall give Discharges and release to that effect.
give & bequeath unto my well loved wife Ann Lane all the residue & remainder of my Estate both real & personal
together with the full possession & enjoyment of my whole plantation during her natural life for the better enabling of
her to pay my debts, maintaining herself, and bringing up my children until they be of age aforesd., and for the more effectual
performance thereof, I do hereby declare that it is my will and desire that if it should happen [ ]God should
take unto himself anyone of [as] many [ ] whatsoever bequest is hereby given to such child or children shall be
and is hereby given unto my wife to her heirs, Execs., Adminis., Assignees forever to be divided amongst my surviving
children as the other of my Execs. shall think meet.
Lastly I do name and appoint my well beloved friend James Shattick,
Abraham Bickley with my beloved wife to be the executors of this my last will and testament, giving unto them or any two of
them full power to all sell & dispose of all & every part of my estate both real & personal which is not herein
before bequeathed as it may seem meet unto them for the better discharging of my debts & the bring up of my children till
of age as aforesaid. In witness to all before mentioned on both sides of this sheet of paper is my Last Will and
Testament I do hereby set my hand and my seal at my plantation the 4the day of January one Thousand seven hundred and nine
Edward Lane Sealed; Declared and sealed by sd. Edward Lane to be his last will and testament before Wm. Howard, Johann
Redwater, Anna Catharina Redwater, and Abraham Bickly
Philadelphia April 19 1710 Then personally appeared Wm. Howard
and Johann Redwater, two of the witnesses of the foregoeing Will and according to law did declare they saw Edward Lane the
testator sign Seale publish and do declare the same to be his last will and state Thereof he was of Sound Mind & memory
Be it remembered 19 April 1710 the last Will & Testament of Edward Lane decd. was proved under form of
Law and probated & letters of administ. were recorded to James Shattick, Abraham Bickly and Ann Lane.....
Apr 1713 James Shattick, Abraham Bickley as executors of Edward Lane and Ann, Edward Lane's widow then wife of Edmund Cartlidge,
deeded to Israel Morris Daniel Morris and John Morris a tract of 320 acres in Harley Township adjacent to the land of