Birth: Abt 1670 in Hesse Kassel, Strasburg, Germany
Death: 25 Nov 1762 in Gap, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Burial: Old Leacock Church Cemetery – Leacock, Lancaster,
English Citizenship: 14 Oct 1729 , Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Will: 25 Nov 1762
In the name of God Amen the twenty fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two, I Mathias Slaymaker, of Strasburg Township, Lancaster County, and province of Pennsylvania, yeoman being very sick and weak in Body but of Perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefore Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that is it appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say,
Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the Hands of God that gave it and my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection to receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate where with God hath been pleased to bless me in this Life I give and dispose of the same in the manner and form following first of all it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied,
Secondly, I give and bequeath unto the Heir of my oldest son Lawrence Slaymaker deceased ten shillings to be levied out of my Estate.
Thirdly, I will and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret one hundred pounds to be levied out of my Estate one year after my decease.
Fourthly, I will and bequeath unto my daughter Barbara the sum of one hundred pounds which she received from me at Sundry times and ten shillings more to be levied out of my Estate.
Fifthly, I will and bequeath unto my son Mathias Slaymaker all that Messuage or tract of Land that now her repectively dwells on and the sum of ten shillings to be levied out of my Estate.
Sixthly, I will and bequeath in like manner aforesaid unto my two sons John and Henry Slaymaker the Lands they respectively dwell on and ten shillings each of them to be levied out of my Estate.
Finally, I will and bequeath unto my youngest son Daniel Slaymaker all the remainder of my estate real and personal and do constitute and appoint him to execute this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testament, Wills, or Legacies and Executors by me in any wise before this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my
last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed Sealed published pronounced by me the said Mathias Slaymaker to be my last Will and Testament. Witnesses: William White and John Liggit
Proved: Lancaster County on the eighteenth day of December Anno Domine 1762