1743-12-15 Will of Thomas Applegate 5A

Will of Thomas 5A

New Jersey Wills 1489L

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Applegate of Perth Amboy and County of Middlesex yeoman being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for it do make this my last will and testament as follows

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Thomas one ‑‑‑‑ and ‑‑‑‑ and a pair of iron ‑‑‑‑

Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Applegate one young bay mare, a white cow and a yearling heifer.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son James Applegate his heirs or assigns all my right and title that I have or have had to a common in Fairfield New England.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Andrew Applegate three cows, two steers, two yearling heifers and all my house hold goods and also other articles that I have that belong to farming ‑ with two mares and two horses.

Item I give and bequeath unto my sons John and Andrew the salt meadow that I have in Middletown and order the same to be sold and the money divided equally between them.

Item I give and bequeath (illegible) to him and to his heirs and assigns forever.

Item I give unto my son John one hundred and fifty acres I have in Cranberry to him his heirs or assigns forever.

Item I give and bequeath to my sons Thomas John James and Andrew six hundred acres of land lying in Cohanessey.

Item I do give and order that my son Thomas shall pay all my just debts and give yearly and every year unto my wife Ann Applegate ten bushels of corn or rye and the milk of a cow ‑‑‑ what she wants and her choice of either of the rooms in the house and the privilege of raising what fowls she thinks fit as long as she remains my widow.

Item I do constitute and appoint my friend Lewis Price of Perth Amboy yeoman and my son John Executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of December in the year of our Lord God One Thousand and Seven Hundred and Forty Three.

s/ Thomas Applegate

Signed Sealed and pronounced by the said Thomas Applegate as his last will in the presence of us

Stefen ‑‑‑‑     William his mark Dye     Aaron Clayton

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