Item (2) I give and bequeaththe tuition of my sonn and daughter to Hannah my wife, soe long as she remainsmy wolow, and if it should soe happen that shee should marry againe, then and thence fforward my will that Robert Ashton, Cornelius Empson, and Valentine Hollingsworth shall have the sole tuition of my said sonn and daughter who I make and appoint their guardians and subscribers of this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seale the second day of the second month in the year 1688.
signed & Delivered
In the presence of
Mary D Barras
Jacob Decow, Jr.
Probated Feb. 7-1701, Wife Hannah deceased with some goods unadministered in this Government. Also son, Abraham who was a minor at Jacob's death and daughter Hannah having married Thomas England, the latter are appointed Administrators.
Recorded, Book of Wills 1699-1717 f. 162 Phila. PA
WILL OF NICHOLAS HYLER
(Dated March 27, 1783) Hyler, Nicholas, of Pequanock, Morris Co.: will of. Wife, Rachel, real and personal estated, During her life; and then to my grandson, Nicholas Hyler, son of Jacobus, deceased, 5 shillings. Ann, the widow of son, Jacobus, shall have the land which she lives and then the land to go to her sons, Nicholas, John and Jacobus. Daughter, Ann, wife of Nicholas Vreeland, if she lives with me, the house I live in add 10 acres. Sons, Phillip and John, rest of my lands. Oldest daughter, Mary, 40 pounds. To Eliza and, Rachel, daughters of my son, Peter, 10 pounds each, when of age. Son John, a Negro. My Peter's 2 girls shall have 10 shillings. Son Jacobus' 4 girls shall have 10 shillings. Rest of monies divided equally between Phillip, John, Mary and Ann my children. Executors - Phillip and John Hyler. Witnesses - Robert Clark, Hartman Vreland and Abraham Vanduyn. Proved August 28, 1783.
WILL OF RICHARD RIDGWAY
WILL OF RICHARD STOCKTON I, Richard Stockton, being sick and weak in body but sound of memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following: First, I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almight God and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executors hereby named, in hopes through the merrits of Jesus Christ to obtain a joyfull resurrection. Item, I give to my son Job my plantation and all the improvements with four hundred ackers of land to him and to his heirs and assignes forever, not to possess it till the decease of my wife; only in consideration of the said improvements my said son Job shall pay to Abigail the daughter of my son (son-in-law) Richard Ridgway the sum of ten pounds within a year after he enjoys the said plantation, and if uppon a survey of the whole twelve hundred ackers there happen to be any overplus, my will is that my son John shall have on third part thereof joyning on his four hundred ackers which I formerly gave him, and the other two thirds to be equally parted between my said sons Richard and Job. Item, I give to my dear wife Abigail all my personall estate with the use of my plantation during her ife, and after her decease the said personall estate to be equally divided between my five daughters, Abigail, Mary, Sarah, Hannah and Elizabeth; and I do make and Constitute my said wife Abigail my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament, revokeing all other wills and testaments heretofore made, as witness my hand and seale this 25th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand and seven hundred and five. Richard Stockton (his mark) Signed, sealed, published and declared in the presence of us. William Earle (his mark) Thomas Ridgeway (his mark) Daniel Leeds Burlington, 10th, 8th mo, 1707 Then appeared before Richard Inglesby, Esqr., Lieutenant Governor of her Majesties Provinces of New Jersey, New York, &c. Daniel Leeds, Esqr. one of the witnesses to the within written will, and made his oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that he saw the Testator sign, seal and publish the within instrument to be his last will and testament, and that at the time of the publishing thereof he was of sound and perfect understanding and memory to the best of this deponent's knowledge and beliefe, and that at the same time he saw Thomas Riegeway and Wm. Earle sign the same as witness thereto in the presence of the Testator. Richard Inglesby
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