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Bell Descendancy

Compiled by Sue N. Haschemeyer 
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Will of John RUMFORD, father of Sarah,

Sarah was the wife of Henry BELL


Liz Harrison contributed the will of John Rumford to Rootsweb and wrote the webmaster of this site.

Dear Sue,
"Saw your web page and wanted to let you know that on the Philadelphia Archives on Rootsweb I've posted a transcription of his will and marriage."....Liz Harrison 10/13/2001


1) Henry Bell, Jr Descendancy . b. circa 1700, d. March 1748 Berks Co. PA
+ Sarah RUMFORD b. 25 Jan 1700, m. 30 Oct. 1720, d. after 26 Oct. 1737
Will of John Rumford (Written 1738); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"The twenty Sixth of the Tenth Month in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight " (October 26, 1738)

John Rumford "very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory"

eldest son John Rumford
eldest daughter Sarah Bell
beloved son Jonathan Rumford
daughter Martha Rumford

youngest daughter Miriam Rumford, executors
youngest son Thomas Rumford, executors

grandchild Jonathan Davis
grandson John Bell
granddaughter Hannah Bell

Witnesses: Henry Bell, Michael Thomas, Edward Davis

Philadelphia February 3rd 1739

* The original says 1738 but should be 1739.