Friday, March 4, 2011

Will of Jeremiah Mulford

The will of my ancestor, Jeremiah Mulford


1714 - 1791
Made 29 August 1791
Proved 19 January 1795
Filed in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
Lib. 36, page 18; File 8406-8409G

In the Name of God Amen the twenty ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one, I Jeremiah Mulford of the township of Newark, County of Essex and State of New Jersey gentleman Being sick but in perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God, then for calling into mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die--Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say principaly and first of all I give and Recommend my Sole into the hand of God that gave it and for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian-like and Decent manner at the Discression of my Executor no thing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the might power of God and a (?____) Worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give (?____) and dispose of the same in the following manner and form to wit:

Item I will and bequeath unto my well beloved Son Jeremiah Mulford my (?___) Bible and thirty pounds to be taken out of a Bond that I have against him, and (?____) interest of the said bond (?______).

Item I will and bequeath unto my well beloved Son Benjamin Mulford my blew coat and blew vest and black vest and it is my will that he should keep them for his son, Daniel.

Item I will an bequeath unto my well beloved grand Daughter Mary Mulford my Bed and Beding and thirty pounds in money to be paid out of a (?Bond) that I have against my son Jeremiah Mulford.

Item I will that if their should be any money left on the said bond that I have against my son Jeremiah Mulford after paying my just Debt and the above mentioned bequeaths then and in that case it is my will that my well beloved grandchildren, James Campbell, Hannah Campbell, Lidiah Campbell, and Patience Campbell should have five pounds paid to each and every of them provided there should be to much money left on said (?Bond) and my will is that it shall be at the Descression of my Executor when the said legasses should be paid to the children.

Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved grand children Thomas Mulford and Serepta Mulford after all charges is paid all my right of Legacy now remaining due to me which was given to me by my Honored father in his will now Lying at (?Longiton or Longilon) to be Divided two thirds to my grandson Thomas and one third to my grand Daughter Serepta.

I likewise Constitute make and ordain my Dear and well beloved Son Jeremiah Mulford and my beloved friend David Littell Esq. Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and Do hereby utterly disavow, revoke, and disanull all and every other former testament written and Legisses Bequeaths and Executors by me in any ways before this time named will and bequeath. Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Day and Year above written.

Signed, Sealed, published,, pronounced (signed) Jeremiah Mulford
And declared by the said Jeremiah Mulford

As his last will and testament in the presence of (____)subscribers
Phebe Mulford (her mark)
Jain Clark (her mark)

Filed for Probate by Jeremiah Mulford and David Littell Esq. The Executors
This 19th day of Jan'ry 1795 in Newark.

Signed by Jeremiah Mulford
David Littell Esq did not sign.
Deposition of Phebe Mulford filed the 19th day of Jan'ry 1795
Signed by Phebe Mulford (her mark)
Jain Clark did not sign

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