Calendar of Wills on File and Recorded in the Offices of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals, of the County Clerk at Albany, and of the Secretary of State, 1626-1836

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Knickerbocker Press, 1896 - New York (State) - 657 pages
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Page 257 - It is my desire that my son, Gouverneur Morris, may have the best education that is to be had in England or America...
Page 657 - This book is a preservation photocopy. It was produced on Hammermill Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 257 - Connecticut, lest he should imbibe in his youth that low craft and cunning so incident to the people of that country, which is so interwoven in their constitutions that all their art cannot disguise it from the world, though many of them, under the sanctified garb of Religion, have endeavored to impose themselves on the world...
Page i - Calendar of wills on file and recorded in the offices of the clerk of the Court of Appeals, of the county clerk at Albany, and of the Secretary of State.
Page 257 - My actions have been so inconsiderable in. the world, that the most durable monument will but perpetuate my folly while it lasts. My desire is, that nothing be mentioned about me, not so much as a line in a newspaper to tell the world I am dead.
Page xiii - ... 7. When any real estate shall be devised by will, any executor or devisee named therein, and any person interested in such estate, may have such will proved before the surrogate of the county to whom the probate of the will of the testator would belong, in respect to personal property, under the second article of this title ; and if there be no such surrogate, then before the surrogate of any county in which any real estate devised by such will shall be situated.
Page vi - Administration. Upon the Death of any person the Constable with two Overseers of the parish shall Repair to the house of the deceased party to enquire after the manner of his Death and of his Will and Testament and in Case none doth Appear, or shall be produced, it may be taken for granted that the Person Dyed intestate And in the Presence of the Widow Children and other Relations, if any such...
Page viii - And to th' end the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the said Archbishop of Canterbury may take place in that Our Province as farr as conveniently may bee. Wee doe think fitt that you give all countenance and encouragement in ye exercise of the same; excepting only the Collating to Benefices, granting licenses for Marriage, and Probat of \\ ills, which wee have reserved to you our Govr & to ye Commander in cheif for the time being.
Page 71 - Elizabeth, wife of Colonel James Van Cortlandt, and Margaret, wife of Isaac Low, and each of them is to pay 10 annually toward the support of my son Peter during his life.
Page xii - Britain, the governor or commander in chief of the colony for the time being had and exercised as judge of the prerogative court or court of probates of the said colony, except as to the nomination and appointment of surrogates in the several counties, who shall be nominated and appointed by the council of appointment and commissioned under the great seal: And that all letters of administration to be granted by the said judge, and all citations and other processes issuing out of the said court...

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