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1704-11-13 Will of John Applegate 4 (transcribed)

1704-11-13 Will of John Applegate 4

CJCLDS Film 1018729
Probate Records of Connecticut

The thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and four, I John Applegate of the town of Fairfield in Connecticut colony in New England, yeoman, Being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory considering the uncertain state of this transitory life do make, constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following:

Revoking and disowning by these presents all and every testament and testaments, will and wills, heretofore by me made and declared, and this to be taken for my last will and testament and no other.

Imprimis, I commit my Soul unto the hands of almighty God my maker hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my only saviour and redeemer to be everlastingly saved.

Item: I give my body to be buried in a christian burial att the descretion of my executrux hereinafter designated.

Item: I will all my just debts and funerall charges to be paid.

Item: all my estate, both real and personall, native or kind, whereever and whatsoever, situate, lying and being, I do hereby give, devise and bequeath wholly and entirely unto my Dear and Loving wife Avis, giving full and absolute power to give, grant, sell, and dispose of as much of my said estate as well real as shee shall think fit and convenient and the same to apply to what purposes or use she pleases.

Item: I will that as much of my said estate as shall remain unsold, unspent or undisposed of by my said wife in her lifetime shall after her decease be equally divided amongst my brother Thomas Applegate, his sons, be unto them and their heirs forever; and in case that one or more of the said sons shall happen to decease before his or their marriage or the age of twenty and one years prime or them attained, then the part or parts of such son or sons so deceasing shall be equally divided amongst his or their surviving brothers.

Finally, I make constitute and ordain my said living wife Avis sole executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Signed Sealed and Declared
by the above named Testator to
be his last will and
Testament in the presence of

John Meredith
Samuel Hubbett

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