Notes for Andrew HAMPTON: 1748 -- ANDREW HAMPTON WILL IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Andrew Hampton of Elizabeth Town in the county of Essex and Province of New Jersey, Yeoman, being of sound and perfect memory thanks be to God, and calling to rememberance the uncertainty of this life, do make, ordain, constitute and ordain & declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
And first being heartily sorry for my sins past, most humbly desiring forgiveness of the same, I committ my soul to almighty god, trusting to be saved through the merritts of Jesus Christ, and my body to be buried where it shall please my executors hereafter named to appoint.
And as to the selling the temporary estate which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I order give and dispose of the same in manner and form following, that is to say --
Imprimus, I will that such debts as I owe shall be truly paid --- Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Hampton one equal moiety or half part of all my whole moveable estate after my just debts are paid and sattisfied as afsd. Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my sd wife the incomes and use and benefit of my plantation whereon I now live till my son Jacob Hampton arrives at the age of twenty one years. Item. I also give unto my said wife the use and income of my said plantation together with the east or new end of my house & one half of all privileges on my said plantation so long as she remains my widow, and if it should please God that after my decease my wife should again intermarry, then my will is that she shall have the priviledge in the house as afasd and but one fourth or quarter part of the use or incomes of my said plantation. Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my eldest and well beloved son Andrew Hampton all my right in the comonage of Elizabeth Town purchase which was given me by my honoured father Andrew Hampton late of Elizabeth Town afsd decd, to have and to hold the said right in reversion to him the said Andrew Hampton his heirs and assigns forever. I also give to my said son my silver shoe buckles and kaine. Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my said son Andrew Hampton his heirs and assigns the plantation whereon he now lives, which was give to me by my said honoured father (that is to say) to begin at the fence where it now stands on the east side of the west brook near Thomas Clarks house by the road and to run as the fence now goes the east side the brook and across the brook to a chestnut tree, and so to John Terrill's land, which fence is to be the division line between the plantation above given to my son Andrew and the plantation whereon I now live. Thea above said plantation I have also lately given unto my said son Andrew Hampton by a deed of gift, to have and to hold the above sd plantation give to my sd son Andrew Hampton his heirs and assigns forever. Item. I give devise and bequeathe unto my beloved son Abner Hampton his heirs and assigns forever, the plantation whereon he now lives which I purchased of John Ryno, lying near ash swamp in the County of Middlesex, to have and to hold the said plantation and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, unto my said son Abner Hampton his heirs and assigns forever. Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my third and youngest son Jacob Hampton his heirs and assigns the plantation whereon I now live, to have and to hold the said plantation together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, to him the said Jacob Hampton his heirs and assigns forever, and it my will and I do further order and direct that my sd son Jacob Hampton shall pay unto my two daughters Hannah and Margaret, the sum of thirty pounds each as they severally arrive to the age of twenty one years. And it is my will and I do hereby order and direct that if my said son Jacob refuses, or delays paying the legacies, that then my executors shall in some convenient time thereafter sell so much of the land which I have given to my said son Jacob Hampton as shall be sufficient to pay the legacies aforesd, and all the charges thereof which shall accrue or arise by such sale. And I do by these presents give, grant, will and transferr unto my said Executors full power and authority to grant, alien, bargain, sell, convey and confirm so much of my said lands as shall be sufficient to pay the costs and legacies aforesaid to any person or persons and their heirs forever in fee simple, by all and every such lawfull ways and means in the law shall seem meet. Item. I give and bequeath unto my said two daughters Hannah and Margaret, the remaining half part of my moveable estate to be paid to them as they arrive to the age of eighteen years equal and alike, and the use thereof I allow to my wife until they severally arrive to the age of eighteen years. Item. It is my will and I do hereby order and declare that if my son Jacob Hampton should dye under the age of thirty years and without lawful issue, that then the estate which I have herein given unto my said son Jacob shall be equally divided between my said son Andrew and my said son Abner their heirs and assigns forever, they paying out of the same to my two daughters Hannah and Margaret, so much as with their several legacies of thirty pounds to make the sum of one hundred pounds each, out of my said homestead Which sum of one hundred pounds to each of my daughters as aforesd, or so much thereof as shall make them up their hundred pounds, I order my said two sons Andrew and Abner or their heirs to pay unto my sd daughters within six months after the decease of my said son Jacob. Item. I give unto my son Abner a suit of my best cloaths thro out, and the remaining part of my cloathing I give to my beloved wife to be disposed of between my three sons as she thinks fitt. Item. It is my will and I do hereby order that my son Jacob Hampton shall not dispose of any part of the estate herein given unto him until he arrive to be full thirty years of age. And lastly I make constitute and ordain my beloved wife Mary Hampton and my trusty friend Joseph Cory executors of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I the said Andrew Hampton have sett my hand and seal the twenty second day of June Anno Dom one thousand seven hundred and forty-eight.
/s/ Andrew Hampton Signed sealed published and declared by the said Andrew Hampton as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing. /s/ John Pike Abraham Clark Jona Hampton Be it remembered that on the twenty sixth of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty eight, Abraham Clark and Jonathan Hampton, two of the within witnesses personally came before me Thomas Bartow, duly authorized to prove wills and qualify executors in New Jersey, and they being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist do depose that they wee present and saw Andrew Hampton the testator within named sign and seal the within written instrument, and heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament, and that at the doing thereof testator was of sound mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and as they varily believe, and that at the same time John Pike was present and signed as a witness as did also each of the deponents sign as a witness in the testators presence.
/s/ Thos Bartow Be it also rembd that at the same time Mary Hampton and Joseph Cory the executors within named came before me and the sd Mary being Quaker took her affirmation, & the said Joseph took his oath for the execution and performance of the within will according to law. /s/ Thos Bartow (Above will was copied by Col. Robert Bruce Cox)
BIRTH: ABT 1696, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey DEATH: 15 Sep 1748, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey HTML by GED2HTML v3.5e-WIN95 (Sep 26 1998) 12/14/99 09:21:40 .
Priscilla CORY, widow of John CORY late of Elizabeth Town, signed "her mark" to her will dated March 6, 1722/23, proved December 17, 1723, naming daughter Anna COREY not yet of age, son Elnathan, daughter Mary HAMPTON, and son-in-law Andrew HAMPTON, Jr.; witnesses were Anthony LITTELL, Mary STRAYHEARNE ("her mark"), and William STRAYHEARNE (NJA 23:111)." Priscilla was Priscilla OSBORN b. abt 1677 d. 1723, married John CORY b. 2/3/1674/75 d. 1722.
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