New Jersey Surrogate Court (Essex County) Probate Records 3511-3514, H:488 - LDS #545460
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In the Name of God Amen This Twenty fifth Day of September In fourth year of the reign of our Soverign Lord George the third and In the year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty four I Samuel Terrill of the Borough of Elizth In the County of Essex and province of New Jersey Weaver being Sick and Weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be Given to God; Therefore Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to Dye, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say, principally and first of all I Give & Recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that Gave it, and my Body to the Earth to be buried In a Decent and Christain manner at the Descrtion of my Executors Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I Shall Receive the same again by the Mighty power of God and as Touching such Worldly Estate Where with it haith plased God to Bless me in this Life, I Give and Bequeath the Same in the Following Manner and form
Imprimes First It is my Will that all my Just Debts be paid & Discharged in some Convenant time after my Decease by my Executors here after Mentioned Desireing one or all of them to sell of my Movable Estate all Except What My Wife Shall think proper to keep for ye benefit of the place and Likewise to sell all that peice or Tract of Land that I Bought of Henery Bonnel which formerly belonged to Benjamin Wade Deceased In order to Discharge my Debts and if it should Not be Enough then my will is that my Executors sell as much of my other Land wheare they shall think proper as will Discharge the Remainder of my Debts
Item Secondly it is my will that my Dearly Beloved Wife Mary Shall have the use Benefit and Improvement of all my Lands Medows Buildings and Tenements that shall Remain after my Just Debts be paid during the Whole time she shall Continue My Widow But If she Marrieth again my Will is and I do hereby ordain that she shall have the sum of Twenty pounds Current Lite money of New Jersey at Eight Shillings* the ounch to be Raised out of My Estate and then to quit the possesions of my Houses Lands and tenemenets for Ever
Item Thirdly It is My Will and I Do hereby Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Sons all my Lands Medows Houses and Buildings to be Equally Devided among them when they shall arive to the age of Twenty one years to have and to hold the Same to them their Heirs and asigns for Ever I also order that my son Nathaniel Shall take Care of My Brother Lemuel Terrill and also the Care of my two youngest sons Amos & John so far as to Due his Endeavour to see that they have Trades
Item I Give and Bequeath to Each of My Daughters [half a line crossed out] the Sum of Fifteen Pounds Curent Lite money of the province afore sd When they shall a Rive to the age of Eighteen years to have and to hold to their own proper use and Behoof
Item I make Ordain Constitute and apoint my Loving Wife Mary and my Trusty and Beloved Friends Amos Day and William Brant the Joint Executix and Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and do Revoke Disanull and make Void all former Wills & Testaments By me in any manner of ways heretofore made and Declared here by Ratifying and Confirming This to be my Last Will and Testament and No other in Tesemoney Where of I have to this my Last Will and Testament Set my land and afixed my Seal the Day and year above writen
John Riggs & Jonathan Lambert Sr.
of the witnesses In the within written will being sworn on the Holy Evangelist of almigty God did Severally Depose that they Saw Samuel Terril the Testator within named Sign & Seal the Same & heard him publish pronounce & Declare the within Instrument to be his Last will & Testamt & that at the Doing thougt he was of Sound & Disposing mind & memory as far [as] these Deponents know & verily Believe and that Daniel Baker the Other Subscribing Witness was present & Signed his Name as a witness to the said will Together with the Deponents in the presence of the Testator
|Also at the Same Time Mary Terril Executrix & Amos Day|
|and William Brant Executors within named Came & before|
|me & were Duly Qualified by Takeing the Oath as|
|appointed by Law|
Sworn at the Bar of
Eliaze The 1:th Janry 1765
Before me Robert Byden
Samuel Terrill's Will
March Janry 1th 1765.
Recorded in H of Wills fol. 488.G
(There follows the Inventory of the Estate of Samuel Terril of 7 January 1765 to be transcribed at a later date.)
A New Jersey Thirty Shilling note of 1764 (click images)
Transcribed by Nancy Tyrrel Theodore, November 2009.