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Cape May County Will Extracts


Calendar of New Jersey Wills and Administrations 1730-1750

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey

Archives of the State of New Jersey First Series Volume XXX; Vol II of Calendar of Wills, Administrations, Etc. 1730 - 1750

Published 1918 Somerville, NJ

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Will of Benjamin Richardson

1738, February 9 Page 397   Will of Benjamin Richardson, Yeoman of Cape May County.

Wife: Elizabeth the use of all my lands until my son Samuel will be 21, she to bring up and maintain my two children unless she remarries before that time, then I desire my brother Jacob Richardson to take immediately my lands and to have use of my other estate which is hereafter given to my children for their maintenance

Son: Samuel to have all lands I live on and to pay ƒ20 to his brother John when of age.

Residue of my estate shall be equally divided between my two children and I desire my wife to take into her hands and bring up and maintain them until each one will be 14 years of age.

Executors: Wife Elizabeth and my brother Jacob Richardson

Witnesses: Ephraim Edwards, James Edwards, Aaron Leaming,Jr.

Proved 26 November 1739

Libre 4 Page 232

1739, November 3 Inventory of Personal estate of Benjamin Richardson (ƒ76.2.9) includes horses,cattle sheep,swine and fowls.

Appraisers: Nathaniel Jenkins and Ephraim Edwards