Will of Alexander Eastlick, 1741-1821

The WILL of ALEXANDER EASTLICK (1741-1821), Steuben County, New York

 In the name of God, Amen–  I Alexander          of Reading County of Steuben and State of New York, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound memory blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and for following that is to say–  First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Eastlick the East room of my dwelling house, messuage or tenement and garden east of said room containing about a half acre lying and being in the Town of Reading County of Steuben.  I do also give and bequeath to my son John Eastlick the west room of the above mentioned dwelling house, and twenty acres of land with the appurtenances to his heirs and assigns forever, which includes all my freehold estate lying and being in the town of Redding (sic) County of Steuben and State of New York– I further give and bequeath to my son William Eastlick the sum of four dollars, and my daughters Fanny Eastlick and Betsey Eastlick four dollars each, John to pay two of them and Jacob the other, and John to pay the debts that I am owing my personal estate goods & chattels of what kind and nature soever, and one third of the produce of my above described freehold I give and bequeath the same to my said beloved wife– further I do hereby appoint my son John Eastlick Administrator of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made–

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight-hundred and nineteen

Alexander Eastlick.

Signed, sealed and published by the above named Alexander Eastlick to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.

John Roberts
Henry F. Hall
Moses H. Benham

Steuben County Surrogates Office SS–
Be it remembered that on the 6th day of May 1821, personally appeared before me, John Metcalfe, Surrogate in and for the County of Steuben, Henry F Hall one of the subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament of Alexander Eastlick the testator, and affirmed according to law and saith that he was present and saw Alexander Eastlick sign the same, and acknowledged it to be his last will and testament in his presents (sic) and in the presents (sic) of the other two subscribing witnesses, (viz) John Roberts, & Moses H. Benham, and that they subscribed their names respectively, to the same in the presents (sic) of the testator as witnesses, and that the testator was at the time of a sound & disposing mind and  memory, and further this deponent saith not

John Metcalfe Surrogate

John Eastlick qualified as the Executor of the last will and testament of Alexander Eastlick deceased– this 14th June 182_ (last digit blank)

Recorded the 30th
day of October 1828
W Woods Surrogate

The People of the State of New York by the grace of God free and independent to John Eastlick Executor in the last will and testament of Alexander Eastlick late of the town of Reading in the county of Steuben, send greeting–

Whereas the said Alexander Eastlick deceased, as is alleged, made his last will and testament, and therein named you the said John Eastlick Executor of his Estate, having whilst living, and at the time of his death, goods chattels and credits within this State by means whereof the granting letters testamentary, and also the auditing and final discharging the amount thereof doth appertain unto us, and we being desirous that the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased may be well and faithfully applied and disposed of, do grant unto you the said John Eastlick full power by these presents to execute and perform and dispose of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits, to the tenor and affect of the said last will and testament of the said deceased, to ask, demand, receive and recover the debts which unto the said deceased whilst living, and at the time of his death did belong, and to pay the debts which the said Alexander did owe so far as the law requires, thereby requiring you to make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits which were of the said deceased, which have or shall come to your hands, possession or knowledge, and the same so made to exhibit into the Office of the Surrogate of the County of Steuben afforesaid (sic), at or before the expiration of six calender (sic) months from the date hereof, and also to render a just and true account of the Administration thereof when thereunto lawfully required– and we do by these presents depute, constitute and appoint you the said John Eastlick Executor the said goods, chattels and credits which were of the said Alexander Eastlick deceased-  In Testimony whereof we have caused the seal of our said Surrogates of our said County of Steuben to be hereunto affixed-  Witness John Metcalfe Surrogate of said County at Bath this sixth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight-hundred and twenty one, and of our Independence the forty fifth year.

John Metcalfe Surrogate
Recorded the 6th day of June 1821
John Metcalfe Surrogate
Recorded the 30th day of October 1828
Wm Woods, Surrogate

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