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(undated) Will of John 1A (transcript)

Will of John 1A
Abstracts of Wills, B1:16

I John Applegate of Oyster Bay on Long Island in Queens County being sick and weak in body but of perfect memory praised be God for the same

First and principally I rebuke, renounce frustrate and make void all wills by me formerely made and do make & ordain this my last will and testatment in manner for me following

First and principally I bequeath my soul to Almighty God which gave it to me and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such Christian manner as my executor hereafter named shall think fit and convenient and hope by the precious death and passion of Christ Jesus my ever blessed Savior and Redeemer to be saved and receive full pardon for my sins and to such worldy estate as the Lord in mercy hath lent me shall be bequeathed and employed as by my will expressed

I give unto my brother Daniel Applegate the 1/3 of my land.

Item I give unto my eldest sister Hannah Applegate the other third part or second third of my land.

Item I give to my youngest sister Mary Applegate the other third of my land to be divided equally amoungst them.

Item two cows and two calves which are in the hands of James Townsend of Oyster Bay to be equally divided between my brother and two sisters and for what cows I have in the hands of James Townsend is to be satisfied for funeral expenses and I do appoint my brother Daniel Applegate my lawful executor and that he shall pay the other two thirds of the land and cattle within nine months after the death hereof to the true performance hereof

His Mark John Applegate

Witnesses were John Taylor, Daniel Weeks and Anthony Gleam

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