Will of Richard 5G
New Jersey Wills, Liber B, pp. 377‑378
In the Name of God, Amen: The 7 day of November in the year of our Lord 1732, I Richard Applegate, of Middletown, in the County of Monmouth and Province of New Jersey, yeoman, being weak and sick in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, therefore, calling unto 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,
Principally and first of all, I give it to the earth to be buried in Christian‑like and decent manner, at the discretion of my Executors, not doubting that in the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:
In Primis, it is my will and order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisified.
Item: I give and bequeath unto Rebeka, my dearly beloved wife, all my lands, goods and chattles, as long as she remains my widow, and also appoint and ordain my loving wife and friend George Crowford my executors of this my last will and testament.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Abigail, three cows, and all the pewter that is within the trunk
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth, one silver seal and two cows.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son, Joseph Applegate, one cow.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca, one cow.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Johanna, one cow.
Item: I give bequeath and devise unto my son William Applegate all my lands as soon as my wife is dead or married, if he be of the age of one and twenty years; and if not, when he is of age then for him and his heirs and assigns for to enjoy and inherit forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son John, ten pounds to be paid by my son William in five years time after my land comes to my son William.
Item: If my wife Rebecca should marry again, then my will is, she should keep one of the best beds and furniture and her side saddle, bridle and a lot of iron and pewter.
This is my last will and testament and no other.
In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the day and year written above.
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Richard Applegate as his last will and testament in the presence of the under subscribed
Darkus Hughes William Andrews William Hughes