1763 Will - Joseph Reeve

1763 Will - Joseph Reeve

1763 Will - Joseph Reeve


New Jersey Will Records, Vol. 11, p454
(Original in Cumberland County Probate File 290F)
31 Dec 1763


I Joseph Reeve of the County of Cumberland and province of New Jersey being in health and of sound memory Do this thirty first Day of the Twelfth Month in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and sixty three, make and publish this my Last will and Testament in manner following
First I Give and Bequeath to my Dear wife the whole profitt of the plantation whereon I now live to Enjoy the same until my Son Samuel arrives to the age of Twenty one years after which time is expired to have one third part thereof during her natural life
Item I Give to my son Samuel the the plantation whereon I now live lying between Mark Reeve and John Reeve to become possessed thereof when he arrives to the age of Twenty one years.
Item I Give to my Son Joseph Reeve all my other lands marshes and swamps wherever they are to (?) lawfully possessed thereof when he arrive to the age of Twenty One years Also I Give to my Daughter Martha the sum of one Hundred pounds current money of the province above sd to be paid to her by my executors when she comes to the ageg of Eighteen years. The rest of my estate I GIve to my wife where or whatever it may be besides what is above mentioned And also it is my will that my Son Joseph be put out to a trade when he comes to an age suitable And further I Do hereby constitute and appoint my wife and Mark Reeve executrix and executor of this my Last Will and Testament
Joseph Reeve (Seal)

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of John Barroliff, Hannah Reeve, Samuel Ayers

John Barracliff and Samuel Ayers two of the Witnesses to the within will being of the people called Quakers on their solemn affirmation which they respectively took according to law Did Declare that they saw Joseph Reeve the Testator within named Sign and Seal the same and heard him publish pronounce and Declare the within Instrument to be his Last Will and Testament and that at they Doing thereof the said Testator was of Sound and Disposing mind and Memory as far as these affirmants know and as they verilly believe and that Hannah Reeve the other subscribing witness was present and signed her name as witness to the said Will and the presence of the said Testator John Barracliff Samuel Ayers
Affirmed at Cumberland June 7th 1763 Markill Eweing Surrog

Be it Remembered that the Last Will and Testament of Joseph Reeve late of the County of Cumberland Deceased being duly proved as a (?) probate and Letters Testamentary were granted by his Excellency William Trunblin Esquire Capt General and Governour in Chief of the Colon of New Jersey unto Milisent Reeve and Mark Reeve Executrix and Executor in the said Testament named they being respectively and solemnly affirmed well and truly to perform the said Will to exhibit a true and perfect inventory and to render a just and true account when thereunto lawfully required Given under the Prerogative seal of the said province at Burlington the Day and year above said
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FamilySearch - New Jersey Will Records, Vol. 11, p454