Will of Joseph 5D
New Jersey Wills 3371L
In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Applegate of Windsor in the County of Middlesex and Province of New Jersey Being weak in Body but of sound Mind and Memory and Considering the Mortality of this frail and transitory life do therefore make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say
Imprimis I will and ordain that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and discharged out of my estate by my executors.
Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary all the yearly interest of all that money left me by the last will and testament of my son Richard Applegate which said monies now in the hands of Mr. John Ely which I ordain shall be paid her yearly by my executors during her widowhood.
Item After my wife shall decease this life or cease being my widow I give and bequeath to my three sons William Applegate, Moses Applegate & Joseph Applegate all that principal sum of money in the hands of Mr. John Ely to be equally divided amongst them and paid to them, their heirs or assigns by my executors.
Item I give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary the ‑‑‑‑ of one third part of all and singular the residue and remainder of my estate during my widow to be fulfilled and performed by my executors.
Item I give and Bequeath unto five children John Applegate Alice Lemming William Applegate and Joseph Applegate and Moses Applegate all and singular the Residue and Remainder of my whole estate to be equally divided amongst them and paid to them their heirs or assigns within one year after my decease by my executors.
Therefore I make Constitute and Ordain that John Ely to be executor of this my will and testament hereby totally disallow and nullify all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the first day of March Anno Dom: One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty‑nine.
Joseph his mark Applegate
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and declared by the said Joseph Applegate as his last will and testament In the presence of the subscribers hereof
John Bowne, Archibald Silver Geo Denser
John Bowne one of the people called Quaker on his solemn affirmation and George Denser being sworn on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God Two of the Witnesses to the within will being affirmed & sworn do say that they saw Joseph Applegate the tester therein named sign and seal the same and heard him publish pronounce and declare the within instrument to be his last will & testament and that at the signing there of the said testator was of sound and disposing mind & memory
Affirmation & Oath Taken the 3d day of May 1760.