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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 William Schillinks

1744, March 2 Page 418   Will of William Schillinks, Yeoman of Cape May County.

Wife: Josena executrix and whole estate during widowhood.

If a son by my said wife, and he lives to be 20 he shall possess all lands and tenements; If a daughter, she shall have all at 18. If twins male and female, the male at 21 to pay his sister ƒ80, but if he should die underage, the daughter at 18 to have whole estate.

If two males and they live to the age of 20,they shall hold the property in joint tenancy or it shall be divided equally among them, or if one does the other to have the property absolutely.

If no issue or none to attain majority, I give all my lands to my brother Abraham Schillinks.

Witnesses: Joshua Stites, Nathan Hand, Daniel Foster, Jacob Spicer

Proved 30 March 1748

Cape May Wills 139 E

1747-8, January 8 Inventory of personal estate of William Schillinks ƒ53.13.8
Appraisers: Ebenezer Swaine, Elisha Crowell