The Will of Peter Haffield

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The Will of Peter Haffield, Bracken County, KY, 1831

Transcribed and contributed by Lois Fullington

Researcher's note:

The name Haffield is spelled Harefield on the outside of this document and it is recorded as Harefield in the Will Book even though in the will itself the name is spelled Haffield.

Joseph is my gggGrandfather.

  Peter HAFFIELD's Will Bracken Co.,KY 28 March 1831 Will Book C,
Page 319

I, Peter HAFFIELD of Bracken County and State of Kentucky, do hereby
make my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is
to say),

1st, I desire that all my estate both real and personal be immediately
sold after my decease (except one bed to be hereafter disposed of) and
out of the money arising there from all my just debts and funeral
expenses be paid.

2ndly, I give to my beloved wife Elenor one bed (her choice) together
with bedstead and a suitable quantity of bed clothes. Also, after the
payment of my debts, I give unto my said wife the one third part of the
proceeds of the sale money during her natural life.

3rdly, I give to my grandchildren Joseph HAFFIELD and John HAFFIELD,
infant children of John HAFFIELD, fifty dollars each.

4thly, I give to my grandson James BRANNEN one hundred dollars which is
to include a debt of a less amount that I owe him.

5thly, I desire that the balance of the sale money be equally divided
among the following persons, to wit: Benjamin HAFFIELD, Elsey MAINS,
and Sally HOWARD, (my children) and my grand children Joseph HAFFIELD
and John HAFFIELD (one share) and James BRANNEN my grandson by Elsey
MAINS making in all five shares. Also I do hereby constitute and
appoint Joseph HOWARD guardian for the infant children of John HAFFIELD
towit: Joseph and John HAFFIELD, and

Lastly, I do hereby appoint and constitute my son-in-law Joseph HOWARD
executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other
former wills or testaments by me, heretofore made in witness where of I
have hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 28th day of March in
the year 1831

Peter HAFFIELD (His Mark)

Signed, sealed, published, and declared as the last will and testament
of the above named Peter Haffield in presence of us.

John Thomsom
John Frank

Bracken County, July 18, 1831. This instrument of writing purporting
to be the last will and testament of Peter HAFFIELD, Deceased was this
day produced in open court and was ordered to be recorded which is duly

John Payne, Clerk

Submitted by Lois Fullington.

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