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Subject:Some Willson Wills
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WILL of JAMES WILSON, of Freehold, Mon. Co.,
"Yeoman, being very fick and weak of Body." Dated Aug. 2, 1718.
Proved by dep. of Cornelius Thomson and William Maddock, two of ye evidences,
who saw the other evidences sign;
before Michl Kearny, Surr., Perth Amboy, Apr. 25, 1726.

Gives: "to my Son James All that Tract of Land Scituate .... in ffreehold .... Beginning at a "Swamp
on Cornelius Tomfons Line .... to Monolipond brook to a Maple Tree in the Swamp from thence ....
"along Peter wilfons Line till it comes to his Corner .... from thence .... to the head of the Long Bogg
"on the Eaft fide .... and so to a Brook and from the faid Brook .... to a small Bogg and up along the "South fide of said Bogg to Cornelius Tompfons Line ...."; "to my Sons Andrew and Jofeph All that
Tract of "Land Scituate .... at Cranbury in the County of Middlefex Containing Three hundred and
fifteen acres which "I Purchafed of Daniel Harcourt, Junr, to be Equally Divided between them ....
fhare alike as to Quantity of "Land only my Son Andrew to have the Houfes & Buildings and that
part of the Land which is Improved ...."; "to my Son Walter all that Farm or Plantation whereon I
now Live with the Buildings & Appurtenances
(Excepting that "part of said Farm which I have before Bequeathed to my Son James) my Well
beloved Wife Rachel being to have the "free Liberty of said Farm and houfe till my faid Son Walter
shall .... be of Age, if she fhall so long Continue my "Widdow; and after my said Son Walter
comes of age Then .... my faid Wife Rachel Enjoy and have the free "Liberty and Benefit of the
one half part of said Houfe and Farm fo Long as she shall continue my Widdow To Enable "her
to bring up and Educate my Children"; " .... to my Sons Peter and John all that Tract of Land
Scituate ".... at Aimwell in the County of Hunterdon Containing Three hundred Acres which I
Purchafed of Samuel Hoph"mire to be Equally Divided between them in Quantity and Quality ....
share alike ...."; "unto my "Sons James and Walter my Meadow at Metitcung being fourteen Acres
and my share in the great Meadow to be Equally "Divided between them .... fhare alike ....";
"that my Sons James and Walter be aiding and afsifting "to their Brothers Andrew and Jofeph in
Paying for their Land at Cranbury ...."; "unto my three Daughters "Mary, Rachel and Sufannah Ten Pounds a peice to be paid to them when they shall come to .. Age or day of their "Marriage .... to
be Paid to them the one half part by my Son Andrew and the other half part by my Son Wal"ter ....";
"unto my Dearly beloved Wife Rachel All .... my Moveable Estate .... to be by "her freely Pofsefsed
and Enjoyed during the time fhe fhall Continue my Widdow and after her Marriage or Deceafe to
"be Equally Divided between All my Children .... fhare alike ...."

Constitutes "my Wellbeloved Son James Wilfon and my trufty and Well-beloved Brothers
Peter Wilfon and Andrew "Wilfon the Executors ...."

Wits.: JAMES WILLSON
Cornelius Tomfon
Richard James
Wm Madock
"This Will contained in two sheets of Paper thirty Lines in the firft Sheet and five Lines and an
half in the Second "Sheet ...."
Deposition of Executor, Andrew Wilson; before Mich1 Kearny, Surro., Perth Amboy, Apr. 25, 1726.
"Recorded in Lib. B., fo. 8, 9, & 10 ...."
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WILL of PETER WILLSON, of ffreehold, Mon. Co., "being Sick and weak in Body." Dated Mch. 1, 1723. Proved by dep. of John Cambell and charles Cowvert, two of ye Evidences; that they saw the other wit. sign; before Michael Kearny, Surrogate, ffreehold, May 28, 1724.

Gives: "unto my beloved wife Mary Willfon the ufe & profits of my Houfe farm and plantation whereon I now live with "all the appertenances .... wholly to be by her had .... and Enjoyed During her widdowhood Alfo "..... unto her .... all my Moveables .... to be by her Difpofed off as she shall think Conven"ient ...."; "unto my Eldeft Son John Willfon the Sum of ffive pounds money at Eight Shillings pr ounce to be "paid to him within one year after my Deceafe by my Executrix and therewith to be Content, I having Sufficiently provided "for him in my own life time ...."; "unto my Son Peter Willfon (after my wife's Death or Marriage) all my farm "and plantation whereon I now live with all ye Houfes & Buildings thereon .... Together with all my Meadow at "the Great Meadow (Except Nine Acres and half thereof wch I have Given .... unto my Son John) .... "unto him .... Peter Willfon his heirs ...."; "unto my Grand Son Peter Willson, Son of my Sd Son John "Willfon fifty Acres of Land off my Plantation next adjoyning unto my Sd Son John Willson's Land whereon he now lives, "to begin at the Corner of my Sd Son John Willfon & his father's land on Burlington path & So to Run along his line to "the Mill path and So thence back in the form of an Ax So as to Include the fifty acres .... unto my Said Grand "Son Peter Willfon his Heirs ..."; "unto my three Daughters Rachel Job wife of Samll Job of freehold, Mary "Willfon and Martha Willfon All that my Land wch I bought .... of Samll Hoffmire Scituate .... att "Hopewell In the County of Hunterdon .... To be Divided between them In Quantity and Quality in Such Man"ner as by my sd Executrix shall be thought fitt .... unto them .... & their .... Heirs ...."

"Rest of my Estate both Real & perfonall .... unto my beloved wife Mary Willfon whom I .... "Nominate ... Sole Executrix ...."

Wits.: PETER WILSON
Charl covert
Elizabeth Mattefon [her mark]
John Campbell
Oath of Executrix, Mary Willson, before Michael Kearny, Surrogate, ffreehold, 28 May, 1724.
[Endorsed: "Capt. Peter Willfon's Last Will .... recorded fole 299 & 300."]
INVENTORY of JAMES BORDEN, deceaffed, by Richard Horsfiell and Rob. Montgomery. Dated Nov. 16, 1728.
Items of Interest: s d
"purs and aparell 12--00--00
"books 00--16--00
"1 Larg puter bafon .... 00--18--00
"1 fmall tankard and pynte pot 00--08--00
Other pewter 1--02--04
"ane old bench and fome yarn 0--08--00
"ane parcell of toolls 2--18--00
Cattle, household effects etc. (???)
Total 115--16--10
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INVENTORY of PETER WILSON, Late of ffreehold, Mon. Co., Deceased, by John Campbell,
Aron Matison and John Shaw. Dated May 30, 1732. Proved by oath of William Hankison, "
one of the Executors"; before Saml Bustill, Regr, "at Burlington, 26th of ffebry," 1732.
Items of Interest: s d
"three platers & fix pleats [Pewter?] 1--09--00
"three [?] bafson & four poringers 0--09--00
"a Cradle two bibles 1--10--00
Wearing apparel about 5--00--00
"a Negro man Oliver 70--00--00
"Cattle, wool, household effects etc. -- -- --
Total 163--00--04
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WILL and CODICIL of PETER WILSON, of Freehold, Mon. Co.,
"Yeoman, being weak in Body."
Dated Jan. 22, 1731. Will and codicil proved by oath of Daniel McKey and John Shaw, wits.,
that they saw wit., Aaron Matifon, sign; before Samuel Bustill, D. Register, Mch. 13, 1731.

Gives: "unto my Wel beloved Son James Wilfon the One full & Equal Third Part of the Plantation
whereon I now "Live Scituate .... in Freehold .... after it is divided into three Equal parts in Quantity
and Quality "alike, the faid one full .... or Third Part .... to be Received .... and Enjoyed by my faid
"fon James Wilfon when he fhall arrive at .... age of Twenty & one years .... his heirs ...."; "unto my Welbeloved Son Thomas Wilfon the One full and Equal Third Part of all the Plantation whereon I now "live in Freehold .... when he fhall Arrive at .... age of Twenty & one years .. his heirs "...."; "unto my Welbeloved fon Peter Wilfon the one full & Equal third part of all that Plantation whereon "I now live in Freehold .... together with all .... the Buildings that is or shall be on the fame Plan"tation .... that my faid fon Peter Wilfon's third Part .... fhall be fo ordered in the Divifion as to "take in the Orchards & Buildings .... when he fhall arrive at .... Age of Twenty & one years .... "his heirs ...."; "if Either of my three fons James, Thomas or Peter fhould Die before he fhould Arrive to the "Age of Twenty & one years or be in Actual Pofsefsion of the One full & Equal third Part of my faid Plantation ".. then that part which fhould have belonged to him fo Deceafed fhall be Equally Divided into two Parts "between the Survivors & .... their heirs ...."; "unto my Welbeloved Wife Sarah Wilfon all ..... "my Moveable Eftate .... together with the Ufe Rents or Profits of all my Lands for to be ufed ... & "Enjoyed (together with all the Buildings) by her or her Afsigns During the term of her Natural life if fhe fo long Re"mains my Widow but no longer ...."

Appoints "my Loving Brothers in Law William Hankinfon and Thomas Hankinfon junior both of Freehlod .... "yeomen Executors ...."
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PETER WILSON
"This Will Contained in One Sheet of Paper of forty two lines & three quarters ....
" Wits.:
Aron Matison
Daniel McKey
John Shaw
"CODICIL or Explanation Confisting of Eight Lines & three Quarters," of Peter Wilfon, Jan. 22, 1731-2.

"Whereas (by a Mifunderftanding) it is faid in the body of the within Written will that I Give .... unto
"my fon Peter Wilfon all .... my Buildings & Orchards the fd Orchards being to be Efteemed a part
of his "Third part of my Plantation ..... whereas there is Three Orchards on my faid Plantation I do
hereby Give ".... unto my fon Thomas Wilfon all that Orchard lying over the Brook on the North
East Side of my now "Dwelling Houfe and .... the Same fhall be Reckoned a part of his
Third part of my faid Plantation ...."

The testator confirms all other bequests of the will.
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Wits.: PETER WILSON
Aron matison
Daniel mcKay
John Shaw
Oath of Executors, William Hankinson and Thomas Hankinson; before Samuel Bustill, D. Regr,
"the Day & Year above written." [Mch. 13, 1731.]
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WILL of JOHN WILLSON, of freehold, Mon. Co., "being very Sick and Weak in body." Dated Mch. 1, 1731-2. Proved by oath of William Laird and Thomas Laird, wits., before William Madock, Surrogate, Mon. Co., Mch. 30, 1734.
"All ye Moueables of my own and Likewis what are fallen to me by my mothers Death of moueables such as Negros "houfal gods horfes Mars Cowes Sheep what wheat or hay that are to be found that Did belong to ye Desefed Mary "willfon or widdow Willfon Likwife with twelve Acres of wheat and hay yt are at prefent in ye grown, I Do Leeve to my Wife and Children what Remains behind what Incombrances was upon the Said Moveables yt Did belong to ye "widdow willfon And I Do order the said Executors yt I shall name .... for to Do for my Children, what shall "be Left behind for to Devid among them as they think fite And she Now yt is my wife Whill she remains my widow "yt she shall Keep her hous and Dweling till such tim as my Eldeft son Coms to Age. Aran Mattifon John Benam "Whom I Like wife Conftitute .... my only and Sole Executors ...."

Wits.: JOHN willfon
William Laird
Thomas Laird [his mark]
Daniel mcKay
[Endorsed; ".... Recorded in Lib. C., No. 3, fo. 47, &c. Examd admn with the Will annext was Granted "to Joseph fforman ...."]
Renunciation of Executor, John Bennem, to act on will of John Willfon, Deceafed.
Dated Apr. 26, 1734.
Refusal of Executors, Aron Motison and John Bennem, to act on will of John Willson, late of ffreehold. Dated Janr 17, 1733-4.
[On the same paper is the following:]
"October 24th " 1735 Catherine Widow & Relict of John Willfon deceafed do hereby Renounce all my Right to the adminif"tration of the Estate of my Deceafed Hufband John Willfon above-named &
Pray that the adminiftration thereof "be Granted to Joseph Forman the Principal Creditor."

CATHERINE WILLSON [her mark]

[On the back of this paper is the following:]
"March 30th 1734 old man--
"Wm Laird
"Tho Leard
"Remembers Danl McCoi to be
"by Wm does not."
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WILL of PETER WILLSON, of ffreehold, Mon. Co., "being Sick and weak in Body." Dated Mch. 1, 1723. Proved by dep. of John Cambell and charles Cowvert, two of ye Evidences; that they saw the other wit. sign; before Michael Kearny, Surrogate, ffreehold, May 28, 1724.

Gives: "unto my beloved wife Mary Willfon the ufe & profits of my Houfe farm and plantation whereon I now live with "all the appertenances .... wholly to be by her had .... and Enjoyed During her widdowhood Alfo "..... unto her .... all my Moveables .... to be by her Difpofed off as she shall think Conven"ient ...."; "unto my Eldeft Son John Willfon the Sum of ffive pounds money at Eight Shillings pr ounce to be "paid to him within one year after my Deceafe by my Executrix and therewith to be Content, I having Sufficiently provided "for him in my own life time ...."; "unto my Son Peter Willfon (after my wife's Death or Marriage) all my farm "and plantation whereon I now live with all ye Houfes & Buildings thereon .... Together with all my Meadow at "the Great Meadow (Except Nine Acres and half thereof wch I have Given .... unto my Son John) .... "unto him .... Peter Willfon his heirs ...."; "unto my Grand Son Peter Willson, Son of my Sd Son John "Willfon fifty Acres of Land off my Plantation next adjoyning unto my Sd Son John Willson's Land whereon he now lives, "to begin at the Corner of my Sd Son John Willfon & his father's land on Burlington path & So to Run along his line to "the Mill path and So thence back in the form of an Ax So as to Include the fifty acres .... unto my Said Grand "Son Peter Willfon his Heirs ..."; "unto my three Daughters Rachel Job wife of Samll Job of freehold, Mary "Willfon and Martha Willfon All that my Land wch I bought .... of Samll Hoffmire Scituate .... att "Hopewell In the County of Hunterdon .... To be Divided between them In Quantity and Quality in Such Man"ner as by my sd Executrix shall be thought fitt .... unto them .... & their .... Heirs ...."

"Rest of my Estate both Real & perfonall .... unto my beloved wife Mary Willfon whom I .... "Nominate ... Sole Executrix ...."

Wits.: PETER WILSON
Charl covert
Elizabeth Mattefon [her mark]
John Campbell
Oath of Executrix, Mary Willson, before Michael Kearny, Surrogate, ffreehold, 28 May, 1724.
[Endorsed: "Capt. Peter Willfon's Last Will .... recorded fole 299 & 300."]
INVENTORY of JAMES BORDEN, deceaffed, by Richard Horsfiell and Rob. Montgomery. Dated Nov. 16, 1728.
Items of Interest: s d
"purs and aparell 12--00--00
"books 00--16--00
"1 Larg puter bafon .... 00--18--00
"1 fmall tankard and pynte pot 00--08--00
Other pewter 1--02--04
"ane old bench and fome yarn 0--08--00
"ane parcell of toolls 2--18--00
Cattle, household effects etc. (???)
Total 115--16--10
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