Will and Proof - Lauchlin WRIGHT - Cambridge F-299
Washington Co., NY Wills, Vol. F, p. 299
Written: 21 Apr 1848
Proven: 6 Mar 1854
In the name of God, amen. I, Lauchlin Wright, of the Town of Cambridge in the County of Washington, and State of New York, of the age of Seventy Seven years, and being of sound mind and memory do make, publish and declare, this my last Will and Testatment in manner following that is to day.
First, I give and bequeath to my son Morris Lauchlin, my real estate lying and being in the Towne of Cambridge & Whitecreek consisting of the farm on which I now reside, containing about one hundred and twenty acres of land, together with all the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining: to have and to hold the premises above described to the Said Morris L:auchlin, his heirs and assigns forever, upon the following condition and not otherwise, viz:
(First), the said Morris L. is to pay to my beloved wife Roxanna (should she survive me) one hundred and forty dollars annually during her natural life, and also to give and grant to my Said wife Rosanna the same powers, privileges and rights which are specified to be given and granted to me and my family in an article of agreement entered into by me and my said son Morris L., dated the twentieth day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty eight and which is placed in the hands of Lemuel Sherman, one of the Executors of this instrument.
(Second) The said Morris L. is also to pay within two years after the decease of my wife Roxanna with interest from the date of her decease, to my Executors hereinafter named, the sum of four thousand and five hundred dollars.
Second. I give and bequeath the above mentioned four thousand and five hundred dollars, together with all the rest of my real and personal estate (with the exception of ten acres of land in New haven, Oswego County, hereinafter disposed of) after paying my debts and the expenses of executing this instrument, to my children, David Parks, Elizabeth Bennet, James Harvey, Walter, Albert, William, Morris L., Julia Sherman, and Sidney W. to be equally divided between them, share & share alike.
Third. I give and bequeath to my grandchildren, Edwin B., James Harvey and Jessie Matilda, children of my son James Harvey, all that lot piece or parcel of land mentioned above lying in the Town of New Haven in the County of Oswego and State aforesaid containing about ten acres of land with the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging and to their heirs and assigns forever. And I hereby direct my Executors hereinafter named to take charge of Said lot of land above mentioned, and also the just share of my property which upon such division as mentioned in my second general bequest which falls to my Son James Harvey and to deal out the rents, profits and issues thereof and also such part of the principal in such surety and at such times as my executors hereinafter named shall deem best for the use, support and benefit of my said son James Harvey during his natural life, and the residue to be equally divided between my said grandchildren named above.
And Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my sons Albert Wright and Morris L. Wright and my son in law Lemuel Sherman to be the Executors 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 the twenty first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight.
Lauchlin Wright (S.S.)
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said Lauchlin Wright as and for his last Will and Testament, in presence of us who at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
The words "during her natural life" ______ between the twentieth and twenty first line, on the first page, and the word "tats" between the nineteen and twentieth lines on the Second page done before execution.
County of Washington
In the matter of proving the last will
and Testament of Lauchlin Wright
last of Cambridge in said County deceased
Washington County ss: Samuel Wells and Sidney Wells, severally of Cambridge aforesaid, being first duly sworn in open Court severally depose and Say, that they were acquainted with the above named Lauchlin Wright in his life time: and that they and each of them were present and saw him ______ his name at the time 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 21st day of April S.D. 1848; 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 Testatment in the presence of these deponents and each of them: and these deponents at the request of the Said deceased, and in his presence and in the presence of each other, subscribe 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 the knowledge, information and belief of these deponents.
Sworn this Sixth day
of March A.D. 1854
D. A. Boies, Surrogate
County of Washington
Surrogate's Office ss:
I, David A. Boies, Surrogate of Said County, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a correct Record of the last Will & Testament of Lauchlin Wright, late of the Town of Cambridge in said County deceased, and of the Testimony taken by and before me on providing said Will as a will of real and personal estate.
Recorded March 6th A.D. 1854.
D. A. Boies, Surrogate