Last Will & Testament of Lansing C. Robinson
In the name of God amen. I Lansing C. Robinson of the Township of Greenwich, Washington County and State of New York, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
First. I order and direct my executor and executrix 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 Caroline M. Robinson my house and lot where I now reside, and store shop and lot adjoining situated in the Village of Greenwich, New York to be hers absolutely and forever. I also give to my said wife the use and income of all the rest and residue of my property both real and personal during the term of her natural life. The above devise and bequest to my said wife is to be accepted by her and is to be in lieu of all claims of dower or other claims by statute or otherwise which she may or might have in my property.
Third. At the decease of my wife I give, devise and bequeath all my property of every name and nature (excepting the house and lot where I now reside and store shop and adjoining as above referred to) to my daughter Carrie A. Robinson to be hers her heirs and assigns forever.
Fourth. I hereby authorize and empower my executor and executrix hereafter named to sell and convey as executor and executrix any or all of my property (except my house residence) and convert the same into money or securities whenever in their judgment, it shall be in the best interest of my estate to do so.
Fifth. I hereby nominate and appoint my friend Nathan S. Langdon and my wife Caroline M. Robinson as executor and executrix 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 fifteenth day of February one thousand and eight hundred and eighty three.
The above instrument was signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Lansing C. Robinson, to be his last Will and testament, in our presence and we at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other have signed our names as attesting witnesses.
Edmund H. Gibson of Greenwich, Washington Co., New York
James M. Eddy of Greenwich, Washington Co., New York
Surrogate's Court, Washington County
In the matter of proving the last Will and Testament
Lansing C. Robinson deceased
Edmund H. Gibson and James M. Eddy of Greenwich, N.Y. being duly sworn to this court, severally dispose and say that they were acquainted with the above named Lansing C. Robinson in his lifetime and that they are each of them here present, and each of them subscribe his name at the end of this instrument in writing now produced and exhibited to them, purporting to be the last Will and testament of the said deceased, bearing date the 13th day of February A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty three. That the said deceased at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, published and disclosed the said instrument to be his last Will and testament in the presence of these deponents at the request of the said deceased and in his presence and in the presence of each other, subscribed their 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 these deponents,
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of April 6th A.D. 1883
Edmund H. Gibson
James M. Eddy