Will of Thomas 5
Unrecorded Wills, II:105; Film 460030, LDS, East Jersey Deeds, Liber G, pp. 1‑3
To all persons who shall see these presents: Know ye that I, Thomas Appell, Sinour of Middletowne, in East Jersey, being sick of body but of sound mind and disposing, doe make and ordain this my last will and Testament.
Item I will all my debts be paid.
Item I give my sonn, Thomas Aplegate , one shilling.
I give my sonn John one shilling.
I give to my sonn Danaiel one shilling.
I give to my sonn Joseph, one shilling.
I give to my daughter Elizabeth one shilling to be paid by my executrix, hereinafter named.
I give, bequeath and devise unto my sonn Benjamin , fifty acers [sic] of land to him and his heirs.
I giveth and devise to my sonn Richard and his heirs fifty acers [sic] of land, which aforementioned one hundred acres I had of my father-in-law Richard Gibbons, as will appear on my record, and lyes [sic] at the nutt-swamp, for the aforesaid Benjamin and Richard Applegate to possess and injoy [sic] the said land at the age of twenty one years, and if either of my said two sonns, is to say, Benjamin or Richard, should die before they attain the age of 21 years my will is the survivor of them shall have the aforementioned one hundred acers [sic] of land and their heirs.
Item I give, devise and bequeath to my loving wife, Johanah, all the land and real estate I have in the world (except one hundred acres before given) to her and her heirs forever. I give, bequeath and devise my house and one hundred acers [sic] of before mentioned land given to my sonns [sic], Benjamin and Richard, unto my loving wife, Johanna, till my sons Benjamin and Richard attain the age of twenty-one years.
After my debts and legacies are paid, I give unto my loving wife, Johanah, all my personal effects in the world, and I make my loving wife sole and whole executrix of this my last will and testament.
Dated in Middletown the first day of February in the year1698 (one thousand six hundred and ninty eight.).
Thomas Applegate (his mark) Sin his mark
Thomas / Apellgate
signed sealed and
published in the presence of
Richard Hartshorne John Vaughn Mary / Grover