William Michener1696 - 1780
Name William Michener Born 14 Oct 1696 Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania Gender Male Died 10 Jun 1780 Person ID I5928 My Genealogy Last Modified 12 Dec 2012
Father John Michener, b. 25 Jun 1656, Sussex, England , d. 1765, Horsham mm, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mother Sarah Moore, b. 17 Jul 1664, Worminghurst, Sussex, England , d. 1757, Horsham mm, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Married 6 Aug 1686 Family ID F1746 Group Sheet
Family Mary Margery Custisse, b. 1 Mar 1700, Plumsteadville, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 24 Apr 1758 Married 30 May 1720 Children 1. John Michener, b. 2 May 1721, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. 28 Mar 1778, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania 2. Mordecai Michener, b. 30 Jan 1723, Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. 25 Sep 1795, New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania 3. Sarah Michener, b. 29 Jun 1725, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. 29 Dec 1747, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania 4. Mary Michener, b. 18 Mar 1728, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. Yes, date unknown 5. William Michener, III, b. 8 Aug 1729, Plumstead Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. 31 Jul 1802, Bucks, Pensylvania, USA 6. Joseph Custer Michener, b. 10 Jun 1732, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. May 1771, Gwynedd, Pennsylvania 7. Elizabeth Michener, b. 7 Nov 1734, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. Yes, date unknown 8. Meshach Michener, b. 22 Jun 1737, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. 9 Jan 1826 9. Margaret Michener, b. 4 Apr 1741, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. Yes, date unknown 10. George Michener, b. 10 Aug 1744, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. Yes, date unknown Last Modified 26 May 2002 Family ID F1742 Group Sheet
- William Michener, ancestor of the greater number of those bearing the name in the county, was an English Friend, born 10 mo., 14, 1696, came to America, married Mary Custisse, Abington, 4 mo., 1720, removed to Plumstead, 1723, and took up four hundred acres. They had ten children, John, Mordecai, Sarah, Mary, William, Joseph, Elizabeth, Meshack, Margaret and George. Upon the death of his first wife William Michener married Ann Schofield, a widow, 1761. Meshack, eighth child of William Michener, was the grandfather of the late Isaiah Michener, Buckingham. The ancestor of the Nash family, great-grandfather of the late Samuel Nash, came from England and was buried at Horsham. He was probably a Friend and settled in that township. His descendants have become Germanized and are Mennonites. His son Joseph, who removed from Bedminister to Tinicum, and died there, was an elder in the Deep Run Mennonite Meeting.
- (Research):"To all Christian People to whome this Present writing Shall come know ye that I William Mitchener of Plumstead in the County of Bucks and Province of Pennsylvania being weak in Body but of sound Disposing mind and memory. Thanks be given to God therefore, and calling to my Rememberance that it is appointed for all men once to Die, I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following-First I Recommend my soul to God that gave it and my Body to be Buried in a Decent and Christian-like manner at the Descresion of my Executors hereinafter Mentioned, And touching such Worldly Estate as it has pleased God to Bless me within this World, I give and Dispose of the same as followeth.
And first it is my Will and Mind that all my just Debts and Funeral Charges be paid and discharged by my Executors. Secondly I give and Bequeath unto my loving wife Ann Mitchener the full sum of five pounds a year Current Money of Pennsylvania So long as She remains my Widow to be paid unto her in the manner hereinafter Directed. Which shall be her full Dower. Thirdly I give and Bequeath unto my son Mordecai the sum of three pounds. Fifthly (yes, the book says fifthly, not fourthly)I give and Bequeath unto my son Joseph the sum of Six pounds and Each of my aforsaid Children legacies to be paid unto them within two years after my Decease and to be in full their shares of my Estate. Sixthly I give and Bequeath unto my son Mechach the sum of twelve pounds. Eightly I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Margaret the sum of five pounds also my bigest pewter Dish. Ninthly I give and Bequeath unto my son George the sum of seven pounds. And each of my four last mentioned Children's legacies to be paid unto them within four years after my decease and to be in full their shares of my Estate. Tenthly I give unto my son William all the remainder of my Estate that is to say I give and Bequeath unto him the said William Mitchener my whole Plantation I now live on Containing Sixty Acres be the same more or less with all the Apurtenances there unto Belonging for the only proper Use of him His Heirs and Assigns forever. Together with all and Every part of my personal Estate Except the dish above said which he is to deliver to my daughter Margaret Soon after my Decease he also yielding and paying all my just Debts and funeral Expenses aforesaid he likewise paying the full sum of five pounds a year unto my aforesaid wife Current Money of Pennsylvania So long as she Remains my Widow he also yielding and paying the legacies to each of my children Before Mentioned and that withing the limited time aforesaid.
And lastly I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint my two sons, William and Meshach to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby Revoke Dianul and make void all and Every other former Wills Testaments legacys and Executors by me in anywise before this Time made named willed or Bequeathed, Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in witness where of I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this Seventeenth day of the Eighth month Anno Domine one Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight-1778.
William Mitchener (Seal)
Witnessed by Francis Goode, Sarah Goode, Jonathan Combs