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From: Pat Mount <>
Subject: [NJMONMOU-L] Will of Samuel Dennis
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 1999 20:26:40 -0500
WILL of SAMUEL DENNIS,(*) of Shrewsbury, Co. of Mon., "being in good health"
"(and in ye fixty five year of my age)." Dated May 4, 1715. Proved by affirm.
of William Brinley and John Corlies, wits., before Mich. Kearny, Surrogate,
Aug. 6, 1723.
Gives: "unto my Eldeft fon Samvel Dennis ... and to his heirs ...
tract of land and meadow lying "in the town of freehold ... for which I have
given hime a Conveyance that bears Date the one and twenty day "of april 1715
together with many other ways & meanes & feveral oppertunitys that I have
taken to aduance hime ... "may the fmallnefs of my Eftate Confidered be
fufficient ... that my Executor ... Deliver unto my Eldeft "fon Saml Dennis
for his own ufe ten fheep in Convenient time after my Deceafe ..."; "unto my
fon Jacob Dennis "... to hime and to his heirs ... land and meadow
and plantation fcituate ... in the faid fhrewsbury "... together with all the
previledges ... paying therefore three fcore pounds in Currant lawfull money
of ye "Eaftern Divifion ... thirty pounds to my Daughter Zibeah Dennis being
one moiety of ye forefd fum the other "halfe ... to be paid to my youngeft
Daughter Rachal Dennis both faid fums to be paid in Convenient time after "my
Deceafe ..."; "also .... to Eldeft Daughter abigail Leeds one Cow fhee being
alfo in my life time "aduanced that may be sufficient for ye Reafon refd I
haueing heretofore paid to all three of my Daughters their lagacys "Given to
them by there grandmother abigail Lippincott Deceafed ..."; "to ye fd Zibeah
Dennis the feather bed "and bolfter within ye litle Room where my two
Daughters now lodge together with one pair of linning fheets two "blankets &
one Couerlid ..."; "to my youngeft Daughter Rachal Dennis one pair
of linning fheets one Couerlid "and two blankets together with one moiety of
my pewter in my houfe the other half to my Daughter Zibeah Dennis "alfo ...
that Zibeah fhall have my leaft Iron pott but one and Rachal ye biggift Iron
pott but one all ... "to be Delivered and paid in Convenient time after my
Ordains "my fon Jacob Dennis my Executor in truft."
SAML DENNIS Seal??
Oath of Executor, Samuel Dennis, before Michl. Kearny, Surrogate,
Aug. 6, 1723.
(*)[Although this will is probated 1723, it does not seem to have
been recorded. The will of a "Samile Dinnis, of wodbrig," dated Mch. 14
1719-20, is Recorded in Lib. A., of Wills, p. 175, under the name "Dinans."]
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