Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
City and County of Philadelphia, ss.
IN the name of God Amen, I Eliza Garrigues of the City of Philadelphia, single woman, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, but weak in body, do make htis my last Will and Testament i manner and form following to wit:
First. It is my Will and I order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my death. And i desier that my Funeral be conducted in a plain manner.
Item. I give and bequeath to my dear sister Mary E Higginbotham, widow of David Higginbotham of Richmond, Virginia, all my wearing apparel, one of my bureaus, and the sum of one thousand dollars in cash.
Item. I give and bequeath to Anna E Hoskins, one of the children of my dear sister Mary, and wife of Francis Hoskins, of Philadelphia three shares of stock in the Bank of Virginia and the sum of five hundred dollars in cash. I also desire that said Anna E Hoskins should have my old worktable and some of my books, if she thinks them worth having.
Item. I give and bequeath to the other four children of my dear sister Mary, namely Jane R. Haxall, wife of Doctor Robert P. Haxall, of Richmond Virginia, Elmslie G Higginbotham, and Edward G Higginbotham, both also of Richmond, and Mary Gillet wife of Joseph Gillet, of the City of New York, the sum of three hundred dollars.
Item. I give and bequeath to my kind friend Doctor Laurence Turnbull, of the City of Philadelphia, the sum of one hundred dollars in cash.
Item. I give and bequeath to the children of my niece Anna E Hoskins, namely Mary Ann Easby, wife of William Easby, Francis D. Hoskins, Elizabeth F Earp, wife of Theodore Earp, Helen V. Hoskins, Cornelia Hoskins, Leighton Hoskins and Louisa Hoskins, the sum of fifty dollars each.
Item. I give and bequeath to my dear friend and cousin Maria Wilhelmina Smith, wife of Charles S. Smith, of the City of Philadelphia my bed, bedding, bedstead, washstand, rocking chair, and one of my bureaus and also the sum of five hundred dollars in cash.
Item. I give and bequeath to my friend Miss Anna Wood the sum of fifty dollars if I am living with her at the time of my decease.
Item. And as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate real and personal, should there by a residue, I desire that the same may be divided equally between my said niece Anna E. Hoskins and my said cousin Maria Wilhelmina Smith; but should there be no residue but on the contrary an insufficiency of assetts to pay the legacies in full, then it is my
Lastly. I nominate, constitute and appoint my friend Francis Hoskins, of the city of Philadelphia, to be sole exector of the my will; hereby revoking all other wills by me at any time heretofore made, and declaring this only to be and contain my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I ahve hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixteenth day of March in the year of our lord one thousand eight-hundred and sixty four.
Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the above named Eliza Garrigues as and for her last will and testament in the presence of
- Theodore Earp
- Wm Blackburne
- C H Baker Jr