Will and Proof - William W. Wright
Washington Co., N.Y Wills, Vol. V, p. 184
Written: 15 Sep 1888
Proven: 28 Jan 1889
In the name of God, Amen. I, William W. Wright, of the town of Cambridge in the County of Washington and State of New York, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last Will & Testament, that is to say:
First - After all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, I give and bequeath and devise to my beloved wife, Jane E. Wright, the use of two Thousand dollars with interest at five percent from the time of my death, also the use and control of my dwelling house and Garden where I now reside with my household stuff, and which fruit she may want for her own use off of the place, for and during her natural life, in lieu of her dower and of any distributive share of my estate to which she might otherwise be entitled, and in case the interest of $2000 should be insufficient for her comfortable support, I direct her to use so much of the principal as shall be necessary.
Second - I give and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Louisa F. Wright, wife of my son Isaac W. Wright, her heirs, Four hundred dollars to be paid to her in two years from my death, with four percent annual interest.
Third - I give and bequeath to my daughter, Jane E. Potter, wife of Earl E. Potter, her heirs, the sum of twelve hundred dollars, to be paid to her within ten years after my death with four percent annual interest.
Fourth - I give, bequeath and devise to my daughter
Excepting and reserving out of the above described premises the school house lot sold district number four, also the privilage heretofore granted Mr. Long to keep open a certain ditch and takes the same subject to the legacy granted my wife, Jane E. Wright, and is also to pay the legacies of my daughter-in-law, Louise F. Wright, of four hundred dollars & interest, and my daughter, Jane Agnes Potter, of Twelve hundred dollars and interest out of her share of my estate granted her.
Fifth - I also authorize and direct my executrix hereinafter named to sell at public or private sale, the whole of my stock & farming tools, and my wood lot in Brownell Hollow, soon after my death for the payment of my just debts and to carry out the provisions of this my will.
Sixth - At or after the death of my wife Jane E. Wright, should any of her legacy of two thousand dollars remain, I give, bequeath and devise the remainder and all the remainder and residue of my estate real and personal to my daughter-in-law Louise F. Wright, and my daughters Julia E. Lake, Caroline R. Wright and Jane Agnes Potter, to be divided equally between them, share and share alike.
Likewise, I make, constitute and appoint my wife Jane E. Wright and my daughter
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, the 15th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight.
William W. Wright (S.S.)
The above written instrument was subscribed by the said William W. Wright in our presence, and acknowledged by him to each of us, and he at the same time declared the above instrument so subscribed to be his last Will and Testament, and we at his request, have signed our names as witnesses hereto, in his presence and in the presence of each other, & written opposite our names our respective places of residence.
W. P. Robertson, White Creek, Wash. Co., N.Y.
Morrison S. Moseley,
Surrogate's Court -
In the matter of proving the
last Will and Testament of
William W. Wright, Deceased
Washington County, ss: William P. Robertson & Morrison S. Moseley, each residents of said County of Washington each being duly sworn in open Court, severally depose & say that they were acquainted with the above named William W. Wright in his life time & that they & each of them were present & saw him subscribe his name at the end of the instrument in writing now produced & exhibited to them, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said deceased, bearing date the 15th day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight.
That the said deceased at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, published & declared the said instrument to be his last Will & Testament, in the presence of these deponents & each of them & these deponents at the request of the said deceased, & in his presence, & 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 & memory & not under restraint to the best of the knowledge, information & belief of these deponents.
Subscribed & Sworn
to before me this 28th Wm. P. Robertson
day of Jany A.D. 1889 Morrison S. Moseley
H. D. W. C. Hill, Surrogate
Washington County, ss:
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 & Testament of William W. Wright, late of Cambridge, deceased, and of the testimony taken by and before me on proving said Will as a Will of personal and real estate.
Recorded January 28th 1889
H. D. W. C. Hill