Transcription of a photocopy of the record of the will of David Husted from the Dutchess County Surrogate Court. Also posted in the Dutchess Genweb page. I would like a copy of Millicent's will if anyone has it.
In the name of God amen, I, David Husted, of Washinton precinct in Dutchess County and State of(?) New York Yeoman being weak in body but of sound m(?)ind and memory (blessed be God) do this twenty first d(?)ay of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven h(?)undred and eighty seven make and ordain this my Last W(?)ill and Testament in manner following (Viz) First of all, I(?) give and recommend my soul with the hands of God that g(?)ive it my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian buriel at the discretion of any executors hereafter to be mentioned, And touching such worldly estate th(?)erewith it has released God to bless me with I give and dispose of the same in manner and form following.
Im?nimi?. I Will and Order that my just debts and funeral charges be first paid and discharged by my said executors. Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Milisent Husted the one equal third part of my lands and building that I now possess and now in my possession, and likewise the one third pat of all my movables of all kinds, she is to hold the possession of the lands and building, below mentioned as long as she remains my widow, and the movable abovementioned during her natural life.
Item. I give and bequeath and bequeath unto my son David Husted ten shillings besides seventy one pounds which he has already had paid out to him.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Lewis Husted five pounds and seven shillings lawful current money of the State of New York besides fifty four pounds and thirteen shillings, which has been already paid out to him, the said five pounds and seven(?) shillings is to be paid within three years after my disceas.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Titus Husted the sum of eight pounds nine shillings and six pence lawful current money of the State of new York to be paid within three years after my disceas beside fifty one(?) pound and (?) shillings which has been already paid out to him.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son, Amos(?) Husted one pound lawful current money of the State of New York to be paid within three years after my disceas(?) beside seventy four pounds which has been already paid out to him.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son A(?)ham Husted three pounds and ten shillings lawful current money of the State of New York to be paid within three years after my disceas beside sixty six pounds and(?) ten shillings which he has had already paid out to him.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my youngest son, ________ Husted all my land that I now reside(?) and building ____? and the two third of all my movables, that I have not already disposed of in this present will to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eunice Gould two pounds lawful money of the State of New York to be paid within three years after my disceas beside twenty two pounds which she has already had.
Item. I give(?) and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Boyce one pound ten shillings current money of the State of New York to be paid within three years after my disceas besides twenty five pounds which she has already had.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ruth _______(?) one pound and six shillings lawful money of the State of New York to be paid within three years after my disceas, besides twenty two pounds and fourteen shillings which she has already had.
Item. My will and pleasure is that if my son Reuben(?) Husted should outlive my said wife Milisent then the one third part of said farm that is mentioned to be given to my said wife shall _____(?) to my said son Reuben Husted to him his heirs and assigns forever, I likewise will and order that all the sums and __________(?) herein mentioned to be paid out, shall be paid out by my executors hereafter to be mentioned,
Item. I likewise constitue made and or(?)dain Joynt executors of this my last will and testament my wife Milisent Husted and my son Reuben Husted _______ _________ __________ _______ allow and ________(?) all and my(?) other(?) form(?) testament with __________(?) and executors and confirming this and no other to be my last will and test(?)ament.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
David Husted L.S.
Signed sealed and published pronounced and declared by the said David Husted as his last will and testament in the presents of us the subscribers, Wallis Briggs, Thomas(?) Mosher, Silas(?) Devet(??) Dutchess County.
Be it remembered that on the twenty third day of June(?) in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven personally came and appeared before me Albert(?) Livingston Surrogate of the said County Wallis(?) Briggs, Thomas Mosher and Silas De(?) _____(?) all of Dutchess County farmers(?), the said Walter(?) Briggs Being duly sworn and the said Thomas Mosher and Silas ___________(?) being(?) duly affirmed, the said Walter Briggs on his oath and the ______(?) said Thomas Mosher and Silas ________(?) their affirmation did declare, that they and each of them did see David Husted sign and seal the above written instrument purporting to be the will of the said David Husted bearing date the twenty first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament. That at the time thereof he the said David Husted was of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of him the said Walter Briggs deponent, and them the said Thomas Mosher and Silas _________(?) Junior Affirmants, And that their names subscribed to the said will, are of their respective proper hands writing, which they subscribed as witnesses to the said will in the testators presence.
G(?)ilbert Livingston Surrogate ______(?) 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 ________(?) in Dutchess County and State of New York on the twenty third day of June instant(?) before Gilbert Livingston _____(?), now Surrogate of our said County the last will and testament of David Husted deceased (______? whereof is hereunto ______?) was proved and is now approved and allowed of by us, and the said deceased having _________? the lived(?) and at the time of his death goods chattels or credits(?) within this State by means whereof the proving and registering the said will and the granting administration of all and singular the said goods chattels and credits and also the auditing allowing and final discharging the amount thereof doth belong to ______(?), The Administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased and any way concerning his will is granted unto Milisent Husted and Reuben Husted Executors in the said will named the said Milisent Husted being first duly affirmed and the said Reuben Husted being first duly sworn well 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 amount thereof, when thereunto acquired, In testimony whereof we have caused the seat of Office of our said surrogate to be hereunto occupied(?).
Witness Gilbert Livingston Esquire Surrogate of the said County at ________________(?) the twenty fifth day of June in the year of our Lord on thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of our independence the eleventh.
Gilbert Livingston Surrogate.
Dutchess County (?) Recorded the preceeding will of David Husted, the certificate of the proof thereof, and letters testamentary thereon, this third day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.
Gilbert Livingston Surrogate