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Re: Jane Futhy/Futhey married Henry Chambers
Posted by: Fredie Downs (ID *****2012) Date: December 24, 2008 at 10:33:46
In Reply to: Re: Jane Futhy/Futhey married Henry Chambers by kathleen sadler of 74

Kathleen,

I have been going over some older posts about the FUTHEY/CHAMBERS line.

In your message #48, you say you think that Robert STEELE b. 1727 married to Jane CHAMBERS was the son of Ninan STEELE & Mary FUTHEY.

I am convinced that Robert STEELE b. 1727 is the son of Samuel STEELE Sr. & Anne FUTHEY.

In the second item of his will (see below), Samuel STEELE Sr. lists the names of four of his children: Robert, Ruth, Jean & Samuel. With the exception of his youngest son, William, the rest of his children: Frances, Joseph, James, Ninan, Ann, & Elizabeth are listed as heirs in Samuel's will. The last item names his wife Ann as the "only and sole executor" of his estate.

I am equally convinced that brothers Robert & Ninan STEELE married sisters Jane & Elizabeth CHAMBERS.
As to whether Jane & Elizabeth CHAMBERS had a sister named Mary CHAMBERS who married a Ninan STEELE, I do not know.

Fred Downs

The following is the will of Samuel Steele who died in New London Twp, Chester Co. Pa

In the name of God, Amen, 23 April 1760, I, Sameul Steel of Thunder Hill in the County of Chester and Province of Pennsylvania, being sick in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following:

Imprimis, I commend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be decently interred at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter named and as to such estate, real and personal, as I shall die possessed of, I devise and bequeath the same in the following manner.

Item--I order all my just debts to be first paid.

Item--I devise and bequeath to my son Robert, and to my daughters Ruth and Jean, and my son Samuel, the sum of seven shillings and six pence to each of them.

Item--I devise and bequeath to my daughter Frances, the sum of twenty pounds to be paid her at the end of two years after my decease, also a good bed tick and bed clothes and her spinning wheel.

Item--I devise and bequeath to my son Joseph, the sum of ten pounds to be paid him at the end of three years after decease.

Item--I devise and bequeath to my son James, a horse worth ten pounds, and a saddle of forty shillings price.

Item--I devise and bequeath to my son Ninian, the sum of ten pounds, to be paid three years after my decease.

Item--I devise and bequeath to my daughters Ann and Elizabeth, the sum of ten pounds to each of them when they arrive at the age of twenty years, and if any of my children now unmarried should die before their money comes due, that the overplus money be divided in the manner following: viz. the fourth part to be equal between my two youngest daughters, Ann and Elizabeth, and the remainder to be divided between my son Samuel and my son James, but in case they, my son Samuel and my son James, can discharge all just demands and keep the plantation, I will order the land to be equally divided between them, each holding their respective dwellings and in this case, I further will and order that my dear wife, Ann, have any room she thinks proper in my son James' house with a reasonable maintenance during her widowhold.

Item--I devise and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Ann, whom I constitute and ordain my only and sole executor of this my last will and testament, the third of all my estate, real and personal, and I do utterly disannul all and every former testaments, wills, and legacies, bequests, and executors by me before this time named, willed, or bequeathed, ratifying and conferring this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal published in presence of us: Gilbert Bouchanon, James McCormack, Andrew Gamble. Chester, June 02, 1760


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