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Will of Robert Hall of West Greenwich RI, Arlington VT, Newport NY
Posted by: pat harris (ID *****4749) Date: March 12, 2012 at 08:43:36
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Transcription of Will
Book G of Wills Herkimer County, NY, commencing on page 206

"In the matter of the last will + testament of Robert Hall deceased as a will of Real + personal property Herkimer County Surrogates Office Ss: Richard Herndon of the town of Newport in the county of Herkimer being duly Sworn + Examined doth depose + testify that the instrument in writing in the hands of the Surrogate of said county purporting to be the last will + testament of Robert Hall deceased was delivered to this deponent by said Robert Hall for safe keeping + that this deponent kept the same safely until after the death of said Robert when this deponent handed the same to Benjamin Crosset Enclosed in a Sealed letter directed to the Surrogate of Herkimer County and this deponent verily believes the said instrument to be the identical last will + testament of the said Robert Hall deceased + that the same hath been in no respect altered or changed since it was Executed + published by the testator or since it was delivered to this deponent - Richard Herndon - Sworn Examined and subscribed this twelfth day of December 1842 before me Lauren Ford Surrogate.

"In the matter of the last will + testament of Robert Hall deceased as a will of Real + personal property Herkimer County Surrogates Office Ss: Benjamin Crossett of the town of Newport in the county of Herkimer being duly Sworn + Examined doth depose and testify that the instrument in writing in the hands of the Surrogate of Said County purporting to be the last will + testament of Robert Hall deceased was received by this deponent from Richard Herndon inclosed in a sealed letter addressed to Lauren Ford the Surrogate of Herkimer County + was delivered by this deponent to said Surrogate in the same sealed letter and this deponent verily believes the said instrument to be the identical last will + testament of the said Robert Hall deceased and that the same hath been in no respect altered or changed since it was Executed and published by the testator or since it was delivered to this deponent Sworn Examined + subscribed this 12- day of December 1842 before me Lauren Ford Surrogate- Benjamin Crossett

In the matter of the last will + testament of Robert Hall deceased as a will of real + personal property Herkimer County Surrogates Office Ss: Richard Herndon of the town of Newport in the county of Herkimer being duly Sworn + Examined doth depose + testify that he was acquainted with said Robert Hall (now deceased) in his life time that this deponent Saw the said Robert Hall subscribe the instrument now shown to the deponent purporting to be the last will + testament of the Said Robert Hall bearing date the third day of October in the Year Eighteen hundred + forty two and that the said Robert Hall at the same time declared the said instrument to be his last will + testament + that the deponent together with James McLaughlin the other subscribing witness to said will subscribed his name as a witness at the request of the said deceased and that the said will was Executed by the deceased in the presence of all of said witnesses + was attested by all of said witnesses at the time it was Executed and in the presence of the testator + of Each other and at the time the same was Executed the deceased was of full lawful age + of sound mind + memory and not under restraint to the best of the deponents Knowledge + belief - Richard Herndon - Sworn Examined + subscribed this 12- day of December 1842 before me Lauren Ford Surrogate.

"In the matter of the last will + testament of Robert Hall deceased as a will of Real + personal property Herkimer County Surrogates Office Ss: James McLaughlin of the town of Newport in the county of Herkimer being duly sworn + Examined doth depose + testify that he was acquainted with Robert Hall now deceased in his life time that this deponent Saw the Said Robert Hall Subscribe the instrument now shown to the deponent purporting to be the last will + testament of the Said Robert Hall bearing date the third day of October in the Year Eighteen hundred + forty two + that the said Robert Hall at the same time declared the Said instrument to be his last will + testament + that the deponent together with Richard Herndon the other subscribing witness to said will subscribed his name as a witness at the request of the said deceased + that the said will was Executed by the deceased in the presence of all of said witnesses and was attested by all of said witnesses at the time it was Executed and in the presence of the testator and of Each other and at the time the same was Executed the deceased was of full lawful age and of sound mind + memory + not under restraint to the best of the deponents knowledge + belief - James McLaughlin - Sworn Examined + subscribed this 12 day of December 1842 before me Lauren Ford Surrogate

"I Robert Hall of the town of Newport being weak in body but of sound disposing mind + memory and blessed be God for the same do make + publish this my last will and testament in manner + form following to wit-
"First- I order + direct all my just debts and charges paid out of my personal Estate + if that prove insufficient then I order + authorise my Executor hereinafter named to make sale of so much of my Real Estate as will make up such dificiency.

"Secondly-I give + bequeath to my Beloved wife Joanna the use of all my personal + real Estate after the payment of my debts + charges as aforesaid so long as she shall live:

"Thirdly-I give devise + bequeath to my sons and daughters to wit-Hazard Hall, William Hall, Robert Hall, Isaiah Hall, Jonathan Boss a son of my wife Joanna, Amey the wife of Erastus Coy Polly the wife of William Worden Sally the widow of Henry Austin, Joanna the wife of Isaac Laughton Elizabeth the wife of Benjamin Hall Susannah the wife of Ira Morey + Lydia the wife of Benjamin Crossett all the rest and Remainder of my personal + real Estate which may be left at the decease of said wife Joanna to be divided between them share + share alike to have and to hold the same to them their heirs and assigns forever - + I do hereby order that my Said daughter Susanna and her husband Ira Morey shall have their share of the real Estate set off to them at the East side of my farm beginning at the road + Extending back on McLaughlins line the length of the lot.

"Fourthly + lastly - I do hereby nominate constitute + appoint my son Hazard Hall and my son in law Benjamin Crossett Executors of this my last will + testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made + in case the use of my personal + real estate is not sufficient for the support of my wife as aforesaid then my Executors are hereby authorised to make sale of the personal or real Estate to raise money for her support + maintainance. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand + seall this 3 day of October 1842. Robert Hall (followed by initials L F) signed sealed published + declared by the above named testator as + for his last will + testament in presence of us who have hereunto set our names in presence of the testator + in presence of each other Richard Herndon of Newport James McLaughlin Newport

"State of New York Herkimer County Surrogates Office Ss: Be it remembered that on the twelfth day of December one thousand Eight hundred + forty two the written last will + testament of Robert Hall deceased was admitted to probate + was duly proved as a will of personal property + probate thereof was thereupon granted + at the same time said will was duly proved as a will of real property upon + by the testimony of Richard Herndon and James McLaughlin the subscribing witnesses thereto, and that upon such testimony taken on oath it appears that said will was duly Executed by the testator according to Law that the said testator at the time of Executing the same was in all respects competent to devise real Estate + was not under any restraint The said will + the said proofs + Examinations so as aforesaid taken have been duly recorded in the proper Book for that purpose provided + kept in the office of the Surrogate of Herkimer County (followed by initials L F) In witness whereof I have hereto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of my office at Little Falls this 12th day of December 1842
Lauren Ford Surrogate

"Herkimer County Surrogates Office Ss: I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true record of the original will of Robert Hall deceased and of the proofs thereof-Dated Dec 12-1842 signed Lauren Ford Surrogate"

I am a descendant through Susan(na)'s line. I will gladly email a copy of the will to interested parties. Email me at pharris315 at americu dot net.


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