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1804 Will - William Reeve

1804 Will - William Reeve

1804 Will - William Reeve


Introduction

Essex County, New Jersey
Will Records 10543G
27 Jul 1804

Transcript

In the name God Amen. I William Reeve of the Borough of Elizabeth in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Reeve her heirs and assigns forever all the beding and furniture she brought to me at or since our marriage also all the cloth and linnen she has made since she has been my wife also a cot-bed and bedstead and tea equipage also twelve dollars and fifty cents in cash to be paid at the end of one year after my decease
Aso I give and bequeath to my said wife ary as long as she continues to be my widow, the use of the Northwest frontroom in my house also the use of the kitchen and Milkroom also as much chamber room and cellar-room as she may want for her own use also my horse and riding chair also all my kitchen furniture and six green and six red siting chairs a cupboard six silver tea spoons two table siler spoons, the andirons in the front west room also yearly and every year, one hundred pounds of pork, twenty pounds of beef, seven bushels rye, three bushels of wheat, fifteen bushels shelled corn, seven bushels buckwheat, six bushels potatoes, also the use of one half my garden, and as many turnips, cider, and apples, as she wants for her own use, and liberty to raise what poultray she may think proper, also twenty pounds clean flax, and six pounds of wool, yearly also one milch cown, which said horse and cow I order and direct to my son William to keep summer and winter on the land hereafter devised to him as well as he keeps his own cattle, also I order and direct my said son William to find my said wife with firewood for one fire, to be laid at her door, the use of the above enumerated articles I give to my said wife Mary as long as she continues to be my widow, provided she accept the above bequest in lieu of her dower, but on no other condition is she to have any part thereof.
Second I give and bequeath to my son Watts Reeve the use of that part of my land he now occupies situate between Rahway river and the road leading along the side of the mountain past John Durins, containing about fourteen acres of land more or less, with the buildings thereon, and I further give and bequeath the above described tract of land to any widow he my said son Watts may leave, during the time she may continue to be his widow and no longer, and at the decease of my said son Watts or any widow he may leave, I order and direct that said lot of land above described to be sold and the money arising from said sales to be equally divided amongst the children of the said Watts Reeve that he now has or may hereafter have, whether male or female, I give and bequeath the above to them and their heirs and assigns forever.
Third I give and devise to my daughter Mary Smith her heirs and assigns forever the sum of sixty six dollars and sixty six cents, to be paid in one year after my decease
Fourth I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Ward her heirs and assigns forever the sum of sixty six dollars and sixty six cents to be paid in one year after my decease
Fifth I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Elizabeth Colleo and my grand-daughter Katy Parcel their respective heirs and assigns forever each the sum of thirty three dollars and thirty three cents to be paid to them or either of them at any time my said son William shall judge it best
Sixth I give and devise to my said son William Reeve his heirs and assigns forever all the residue and remainder of my real estate not before disposed off wheresoever and howsoever situate and also all the remainder and residue of my personal estate not above disposed of and I do hereby order and direct my said son William to furnish my said beloved wife Mary with all and every the things above bequeathed to her, and to her use, whether yearly or otherwise, provided she excepts them in lieu of her dower and also all the other legacies above bequeathed and also to comply with this my last will so far as it respects my said son Watts Reeve and his children and lastly I do hereby nominate appoint and constitute my said son William Reeve sole executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four
William Reeve
Signed sealed published and declared }
by the above named William Reeve }
to be his last will and testament }
in the presence of us who have }
hereunto subscribed out names as }
witnesses in the presence of the testator }
Andrew Wilson
Jonathan Parsel
Joseph S. Hand

Essex County SS. Jonathan Parsel and Joseph S Hand two of the witnesses to the within will being duly sworn did depose and say that they saw William 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 the doing thereof, the said testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory, as far as they know and as they verily believe, and that Andrew Wilson the other subscribing evidence was present at the same time, and signed his name as a witness to the said will together with these deponents in the presence of the said testator
Jonathan Parsel
Joseph S Hand

Sworn before me Oct 4 1808
Alexr C McWhorter Surte

Source

FamilySearch - Essex County, New Jersey Will Records 10543G