(Original in Cumberland Will Records 432F)
26 May 1771
I Damaris Reeves of Hopewell in ye County of Cumberland & Province of New Jersey Widow, Being in Health and of Sound Mind & Judgment, Do make & Ordain this my Last Will & Testament.
I give my self wholy to God in ye Faith of a Christian, My worldly estate I dispose of as follows. I give to each of my four sons, Abraham, John, Thomas & Stephen Reeves five shillings, I give to my Daughter Sarah Moore three solver Table Spoons, I give to my Daughter Abigail Miller, my best bed and furniture, And the Remainder of my estate I order to be equally Divided between my Daughters Lydia & Abigail to them and their heirs forever. I appoint my two sons John & Thomas Reeves ye join & sole executors of this my last Will and I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
Damaris Reeves her mark( seal)
Signed Sleaed published Pronounced & Declared by ye sd Damaris Reeves to be her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us Andw Hunter
Daniel McCalla Ame Hunter
Andrew Hunter & Amy Hunter Two of the Witnesses to the within will being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did severally depose that they saw Damaris Reeves the Testatrix within named Sign & Seal the same, & heard her publish Pronounce and Declare the above instrument to bbe her last Will & Testament & that at the doing thereof the said Testatrix was of sound & Disposing mind & Memory as far as these deponents know and as they verily believe & that Daniel McCalla the other subscribing witness was present and signed his Name as a witness to the said will together with these Deponents in the Presence of the said Testatrix. Andw Hunter Amy Hunter
Sworn at Hopewell December ye 13th Anno Dom 1771. Before me M Eweing Surrogate
The foregoing Will being Proved, Probate was Granted by His Excellency Governor Franklin to Thomas Reeves executor in said Will named who being duly sworn to perform the same to exhibit a true Inventory and render a just and true account when thereunto lawfully required. Given under the Prerogative seal at Burlington the Day and Year first above written.
Recorded March 30th 1772ChaPettit Regr