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Rachel Laybourne

Female 1686 - 1762


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  • Name  Rachel Laybourne 
    Born  7 Aug 1686  Black Hadleigh, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  1762 
    Person ID  I12859  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  26 Dec 2006 

    Family  James Starr,   b. 28 Oct 1676, Cootehill, Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749 
    Married  22 Jun 1705 
    Children 
     1. Mary Starr,   b. 25 Feb 1707, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Joseph Starr,   b. 19 Oct 1710, Cavan, Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1786, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Starr,   b. 29 Jul 1713, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. James Starr,   b. 3 Oct 1715, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Rachel Starr,   b. 16 Apr 1718, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Moses Starr,   b. 21 Dec 1720, London Grove MM, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Samuel Starr,   b. 19 Dec 1723, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Susanna Starr,   b. 14 May 1725, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  8 Jul 2006 
    Family ID  F3324  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Will of Rachel Starr
      Chester Co., Pa
      Dated February 7, 1762
      Proved October 22, 1762

      In the name of God, Amen, whereas I Rachel Starr of Charles Township, Chester Co. and Province of Pennsylvania (Widow) Being weak of body ,but of sound and perfect memory, do this seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixty two make and publish this my last will and testament, thereby utterly dis-annulling and revokeing all other or former wills by me made whatsoever.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Starr my large Bible and one quarter of all mh other books.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son______ one quarted of all my books as aforesaid.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son James Starr and Moses Starr the other half of my books to be equally divided between them.

      Item: I order that all my wearing apparrell of every kind be equally divided between my four daughter-in-laws.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law Rebecca Starr six silver teaspoons and my silver tea tongs and my blue and white silk handerchief.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law Hanna Starr, my small tea kettle and my large tea pot, six tea spoons and my silver bodkin.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law Richard Richardson the sum of five shillings.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rachel the sum of five shillings.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my grand-daughter, Rebecca Starr daughter of my son Joseph my warming pan.

      I order that all my other goods be sold and the money_______ together with all the other money I am________of to be equally divided between my grandchildren namely, Joseph Starr son of James Starr. Samuel Starr, Issac Starr, Rebecca Starr, Mary Starr, and Rachel Starr, children of my son Joseph. Johh Starr, James Starr, Thomas Starr, and Mary Starr, children of my son John. Sarah Starr, Rachel Starr,anndHhanna Starr, Children of my son James. and the children of my son Moses by his last wife. Elizabeth Williams, James Williams and Rachel Williams children of my daughter Rachel.

      I order that my daughter Rachels children before mentioned shares be left in the hands of my executors to be paid them when they come of age with lawfull interest for the same to commence from two years after my decease.

      I order that the shares belonging to my grandchildren, the children of my sons Joseph Starr, John Starr, and James Starr be paid to their respective fathers in two years as aforesaid for the use of the children before mentions and that the shares belonging to my son Moses's children be paid him in two years as aforesaid for the use of his children aforesaid if called for without interest but if the said Moses Starr should not call for or recover the said shares hereby bequeathed to his children in the space of two years as before mentioned, that then I do order that the money shall be left in the hands of my executors untill such time as it shall be legally demaned without interest,and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my loving sons Joseph Starr , and James Starr, my sole excecutors to see that this my last will and testament be performed in all respects according to the true intent and meaning thereof in witness whereof I do here my set my hand and seal the date first above written.


      signed
      Rachel Strr

      Signed, sealed,published and pronounced to be her last will and testament in the presence of us:

      William Lewis
      William__?___
      Jonathan Coats

      Philadelphia, 22nd of October 1762

      Then personally appeared Willam_______, Jonathan Coats, two of the witnesses to the foregoing will and on their solomn affirmation according to law did declare they saw and heard Rachel Starr the testa therein named, signed, seal, publish and declare the same will for and as her last will and testament and that at the doing thereof she was of sound mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge.


      signed
      Coram-
      Wm. Clumsted

      Will recorded Philadelphia book M page 378 City Hall