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1809-06-09 Will of Zachariah Applegate 5A4E

Will of Zachariah 5A4E
New Jersey Archives 10203 L

In the name of God Amen I Zachariah Applegate of South Amboy in the County of Middlesex and State of New Jersey Being weak in body but of sound mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God therefore Now calling to mind the mortality of my body and Believing it is once appointed for all men to die I now make and ordain this my last will and testament principally and first of all I Recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the Discretion of my executor hereafter named and as for my worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of it in manner and form following Dated this 9th of June 1809

First I will and ordain that all my funeral charges and just debts be paid in money arising out of my estate by my executors herein named

Secondly I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth two of my best beds bedding and curtains ten sheep two horses wagon and gears one large plow one small plow one harrow her choice of three cows and to have as much Pork as she wants in the fall for her family’s use with one Beef with two hogsheads cider and ten gallons cider spirits and all the flax and to have corn enough to keep two horses the season through beside family’s use The remainder to be sold in the season as it suits likewise the best chest one walnut table one table in the kitchen and all the chairs and to hold her third of the land as she had before I married her and she to bring up my children and take care of them with the interest of the remainder of the money of my estate if she wants and after her decease the remainder to be divided amongst my children as shall be hereafter directed

I give and bequeath unto each one of Children an equal share of my estate except my son Andrew who is to have one hundred pounds more than the rest and one mare and colt to him his heirs and assigns and everyone of them

I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucretia six silver tea spoons and silver tea tong at the age of nineteen years beside her equal share with on iron pot and one iron pot each other of my daughters beside

I also give my wife all the dishes and crockery with two Hogshead and all the meat casks for he use and all the rest of the casks to be sold when it seemeth best

I order all my Clothes except Linen to be divided amongst my Brothers by their paying a reasonable price

I further order that none of the stock shall be sold not till the first day of April next ensuing the date

I further order that my wife afsaid have the privilege of having a girl four months in the summer so as to assist her and to be paid out of my estate

I order that if my widow shall marry again that all the above goods given shall return to my children again and my son Andrew is to be out to the wheel right trade at fifteen years of age and to be schooled

I do hereby nominate constitute & appoint my loving brother Andrew Applegate to be executor to execute this my last will and testament pronounced published & declared by the said Zachariah Applegate to be his last will & testament in the presence of us the subscribers

Jno Van Thiske
James Reid Zachariah his mark Applegate
Peter Covenhoven

Peter Fiske one of the witnesses to the within will duly sworn did dispose and say that he saw Zachariah Applegate the testator therein named sign and seal the same and heard him publish pronounce and declare the within writing 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 the defendant knows and as he verily believes and that James Reid and Peter Covenhoven the other subscribing witnesses were present the same time and signed their names as witnesses to this deed together with this depondent and in the presence of the said testator
Sworn at New Brunswick
the 9th day of June Jno Van Thiske
before me John Heard

Linked toAndrew Applegate; Andrew J Applegate; Zachariah Applegate

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