"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."
The subject today is the will of Philip Jacob King (1764-1829) of Spring Garden, York County, Pennsylvania. He had 12 children by his first wife, Catherine (Ruth) King (1770-1813), and none with his second wife, Christina (Miller) (Johnston) King (1766-1833).
The probate court clerk's copy of the will was located on FamilySearch in the "Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994" collection for York County, Volume Q. pages 136-141. Here is the first image of the six pages for this will from the collection:
That is the most beautiful court clerk's handwriting I've ever seen!
The transcription of the will is: