The Last Will and Testament of HENRY L. HEATH of
In the name of God Amen: I, HENRY L. HEATH of the town of
First. I order and direct my executor hereinafter named to pay all my just and lawful debts and funeral charges as soon as may be convenient after my decease.
Second. I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife MATTIE C. HEATH all my property of every name and nature both real and personal to be hers absolutely and forever and this devise and bequest is to be accepted by her in lieu of all dower she may have in my real estate.
Third. I hereby nominate and appoint my friend EDMUND H. GIBSON the sole Testamentary guardian of my two children JOHN M. HEATH and WILLIAM <
Fourth. I hereby authorize and empower my executor hereinafter named to sell and convey any or all of my real estate and give a conveyance of the same whenever in his discretion it may be thought best to do so.
Fifth. I hereby nominate and appoint my friend EDMUND H. GIBSON, the sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six.
HENRY L. HEATH
The above instrument was signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named HENRY L. HEATH at the date thereof to be his last will and testament in our presence and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have signed our names as attesting witnesses.
WILLIAM HAYNES of
JULIA H. MASON, of
In the matter of proving the last will and testament of HENRY L. HEATH, Deceased.
WILLIAM HAYNES and JULIA H. MASON each of Greenwich in said county each being duly sworn in open court < S aly > depose and say that they were acquainted with the above named HENRY L. HEATH in his lifetime: and that they and each of them were present and saw him subscribe his name at the end of the instrument in writing now produced and exhibited to them purporting to be the last will and testament of the said deceased bearing date the 16th day of February A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six. That the said deceased at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid published and declared the said instrument to be his last will and testament in the presence of these deponents and of each of them and these deponents at the request of the said deceased and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names respectively thereto as witnesses to the execution thereof.
That at the time of the execution thereof the said deceased was a citizen of the United States above the age of twenty one years of sound disposing mind and memory and not under restraint to the best of the knowledge information and belief of these deponents.
JULIA H. MASON
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 5th day of April A.D. 1886
I, HENRY D.W.C. HILL, Surrogate of said county hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct record of the last will and testament of HENRY L. HEATH, late of
Recorded April 5th 1886
H.D.W.C. HILL Surrogate