Town of Florida
Montgomery County, New York

The Will of John Eglisham of the Town of Florida was graciously contributed by Harold G. Penistan.

Montgomery County New York
EGLISHAM, John - Florida 3-360

The people of the State of New York by the grace of God free and independent: To all to whom these presents shall come or may concern send Greeting: Know ye that at Johnstown in the County of Montgomery before Tobias A. Stoutenburgh Esquire Surogate of our said County the last will and testament of John Eglisham deceased (a copy where of is here unto annexed) was proved and is now approved and allowed of by us, and the said deceased having whilst he lived and at the time of his death goods, chattels,and credits within this State, where of the proving and registering the said Will, and granting adminstration of all and singular the said goods, chattels, and credits, and also the auditing allowing,and final discharging the account there of doth belong to us; the administration of all and singular the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased and any way concerning his Will is granted onto William Cunning and John Brunk executors in the said Will named they being first duly sworn will and faithfully to administer the same, and to make and exhibit a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said goods, chattels, and credits and also to render a just and true account there of when there unto required. In testimony where of we have caused the seal of office of our said surogate to be here unto affixed:    Tobias A. Stoutenburgh Esquire Surogate of the said County at Johnstown this ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three and of our independence the forty eighth.        Tobias A Stoutenburgh

In the name of God Amen, I John Eglisham of the town of Florida and County of Montgomery and State of New York considering the uncertainty of this mortal life being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following ( that is to say ) First I give devise and bequeth unto my beloved wife Agness, the use of all my real and personal estate for her support and maintainance, during her natural life or while she remains my widow, excepting all my wearing apparel which I give to my grandson David, son of my daughter Ann after my decease, and my wifes decease or marriage I will and order that the said real and personal estate be devided equal among my six daughters Peggy, Agness, Helen,Ann, Johannah, and Isabella or their heirs or assigns, excepting my daughter Ann which I will and order if she should live after my wifes decease to have a double share that is to say two to either of the rest one and I further order that the here in after appointed executors do give Alexander McKeslie my son in law the refusal of purcha- sing the wood lot or parcel of land adjoining said McKeslie's land formerly leased by him at a reasonable price and compensation, and I do hereby appoint my belov-ed wife Agness Executrix and my trusty friends William Cunning, and John Brunk Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made, in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal the sixth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two.                        John Eglisham    L.S.

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named John Eglisham to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have here unto subscribed our names as witness in the presence of the testator_ Andrew Johnson, Leonard Sprague, Alexander Robb

Be it remembered that on the ninth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty three personally appeared before me Tobias A. Stoutenburg Surogate of the County of Montgomery Andrew Johnson and Alexander Robb, who being duly sworn depose and say, that they saw John Eglisham sign and seal, and heard him publish and declare, the foregoing instrument as and for his last will and testament, that the said John Eglisham was at the time thereof, of sound and disponing mind memory and understanding; that these deponents subscribed their names thereto as witnesses to the executions thereof in the presence of the said John Eglisham the testator, and that they at the same time saw Leonard Sprague subscribe his name thereto as a witness to the execution thereof also in the said testators presence.                        Tobias A. Stoutenburgh

The preceding are copies of the last will and testament of John Eglisham deceased of the certificate of proof thereof, and of the letters testamentary thereof. Registered October 9th 1823.                        Tobias A. Stoutenburgh Surogate

Be it also remembered that on the said ninth day of October last mentioned personally appeared before me the said Surogate William Cunning and John Brunk executors of the will and testament of John Eglisham deceased and were duly sworn as executors. and on the same day was filed in the office the renunciation of the Executrix.                        Tobias A. Stoutenburgh

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