Copy of the Last Will and Testament of James Gillis, deceased.
I, James Gillis of the Town of Argyle in the County of Washington and the State of New York, Farmer, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. Viz: I give and bequeath to my son Camel [
Signed, sealed and published and declared by the said Testator James Gillis as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in presence of the said Testator.
(signed) James Gillis
(signed) Robert Wiley
John Magee of Argyle
In Surrogate Court held at the Town of Granville in the County of Washington on the 28th day of May 1831 before Samuel Standish Jr. Surrogate of said County for the purpose of proving and recording the last Will and Testament of James Gillis late of the Town of Argyle in the County of Washington deceased pursuant to Chapter 5th Title 1st Article 1st Part 2nd of the Revised Statutes of the State of New York on the application of Campbell Gillis an Executor in said will named. Campbell Gillis this applicant appeared and no one to oppose. And thereupon this said applicant produced due proof of the service of notice on the heirs of the said deceased who all reside in the County of Washington, to wit: Alexander E. Gillis, James I. Gillis, Archibald Gillis, Eleanor Gillis, Isabel Gamble, Nancy McCoy, Polly Borden and widow Margaret Gillis, at least fifteen days before this day, of his intention on this day at 9 O’Clock in the forenoon of proving the said will before the said Surrogate at his office in Granville in said County. And the said will being produced and the subscribing witnesses thereto appearing testified as follows to wit:
Washington County ss Robert Wiley, John Magee and Alexander Hutchinson of the Town of Argyle in said County each being first duly sworn disposeth and saith that he saw James Gillis deceased subscribe the instrument now shown this deponent and which purports to be the Last Will and Testament of James Gillis late of the Town of Argyle in said County of Washington deceased bearing date the Twenty Second day of March in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty One, that he heard the said James Gillis declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament, that he, this deponent did subscribe his name thereto as a witness at the request of the said James Gillis, and further that at the time thereof the said James Gillis was of sound mind and memory, of full age, and not under any restraint and further saith not.
Sworn before me this 28th day of May 1831
Robert Wiley Samuel Standish Jr., Surrogate Alexander Hutchinson
The foregoing proofs and examination taken before me the Surrogate at the time and place first mentioned and the depositions of the respective witnesses were by them respectively subscribed after having been read over to them. And the said Surrogate being satisfied upon the said proof taken that the said will was duly executed. That the said Testator at the time of executing the same was in all respects competent to devise real estate and not under restraint, do therefore allow the said will proofs and examinations to be recorded.
Witness Samuel Standish Jr., Surrogate aforesaid, the day and year first aforesaid. Samuel Standish Jr., Surrogate