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 Julia E. Lake, wife of Stephen R. Lake, her heirs, that part of my farm, which is bounded and described as follows. Beginning at the North West corner of said farm, running thence south twenty six degrees and thirty minutes west, twelve chains and ninty five links to a butment in the stone wall being the south west corner of lot number two of the smaller settlement lots of Cambridge Patent. Thence south three degrees, west five chains and ninty seven links to the Wilcox farm. Thence east forty two chains and seventy eight links to the west line of the Tonkham farm. Thence North twelve chains and forty seven links to a stake stones. Thence westerly parallel with the north line of the farm twenty six chains and fifty links to a point in the northern Turnpike. Thence northerly along said northern Turnpike six chains and twenty five links to the south line of the lands known as the Russell farm. Thence west fifteen chains and seventy five links to the place of beginning containing 63-34/100 acres of land, be the same more or less. These courses are as the needle pointed in 1762.

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 Julia E. Lake to be my executrix of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by me.

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, Cambridge, N.Y.

Surrogate's Court - Washington County.
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

Surrogate Court
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