Weakley Family Genealogy Forum
Here are copies of some abstracts of wills that I found in my library. They are all from Cumberland County, PA. Some of them are my direct ancestors, such as James and Rebecca and their son Isaac. Others are their aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, friends, in-laws, out-laws, etc. I'm still trying to sort it all out. These are abstracts and mention mostly just names and relationships. The actual wills would have a lot more info, I would assume. I don't yet know how to go about getting copies of the actual wills. I think that numbers in the bottom right of each will have something to do with where to get them, but I'm not sure what they mean. Each will is separated by a ==== line.
ABSTRACTS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY WILLS
WEAKLEY, JAMES, West Pennaborow. 7 Mar 1772/26 June 1772.
Daus., Jane, Martha and Isabel.
Son Nathaniel when 16 yra of age.
Sons Robert, Edward, James and Samuel.
Exs., sons James, Edward and Samuel Weakley.
Wit: James McMonagle, Samuel Wilson, Wm. Moore. B. 121-22.
BrittAIN, ADAM Miffin. 24 April 1820. 10 June 1820.
Dau. Martha married to Isaac Weakley.
Unmarried daus. Nelly and Mary.
Sons George, Samuel and William
Wit.: John Scouller, John Y. Davidson. L 164.
WEAKLEY, JAMES, Dickinson 6 April 1815. 31 Jan 1820.
Sons Isaac, Nathaniel and James.
Daus- Nancy Weakley, Elizabeth Weakley, Jane Woods and Rebecca Boden.
Exs.: Andrew Boden and son James Weakley.
Wit.: James Weakley, Junr., Samuel Weakley. L 154.
WEAKLEY, EDWARD. 21 March 1817. 11 June 1817.
Sons Samuel, James, John David and Thomas.
Friend Mary Lightcap, a minor.
Exs.: Wife Margaret and James and John Weakley.
Wit.: John Baldwin, Geo. Stevens.
WEAKLEY, ROBERT, Dickinson. 4 June 1801. 6 Jan 1802.
Childrem viz., James, William, Jane, Elizabeth, Samuel, Robert, Mary and
Exs.: Wife Elizabeth, bro. James Weakley and bro. in law Nathaniel Gillespie.
Wit.: Daniel Holmes, David Woods. F. 258.
Not a Weakley will, but includes Weakleys in it:
ELLIOTT, JAMES, merchant. 21 Sep 1783/7 Nov 1783.
wife Mary, now in Ireland.
Freehold estate in town called Magaire’s Bridge, County of Fermonagh, Ireland.
Wi1liam Elliott, second son of John Elliott, in said county.
William Lyon of Carlisle and Samuel Weakley of walnut Bottom, Cumberland Co.
Land in Hamilton Township.
Cousin James Brownlee, County Fermonagh, Ireland.
Cousin comonly known by name of Laggon James Brownlee.
Cousin William Armstrong and his two sisters, Nancy Armstrong and
Cousin Archibald Elliott of County Fermanagh, aforesaid.
William Wilson, son of Samuel Wilson, living in Dessiel County Fermanagh.
David McCurdy, John Dillon, David King, Nathaniel Gillespie and Stephen Groves, who are each of then married to sisters of Samuel Weaklay.
To William, James, Edward, Robert and Nathaniel Weakley.
Widow Arthur of Carlisle and her dau. Elizabeth, and her bro.
John Elliott of Middleton Township.
To Sidney Core of Chambers Towm.
Margaret Elliott of Middleton Township.
Samuel Liggett of Cumberland Co.
William Ferguson of Hamilton township.
Rev. Mr. Lang of Conogogig.
Cousin George Brownlee and his two sisters.
Plantation in Guilford Township joining lands of Col. Crawford, John Alexander and Col. Chambers.
Exs., William Lyon of Carlisle, Samuel Weakley and Patrick Campbell of Chamberaburgh.
Wit: James Hamilton, John Waddell. D. 181-183.