Will of Edward Garrigues

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Date: 13 May 1839 [unknown]
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap
Surname/tag: Garrigues
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Will of Edward Garrigues as certified from the Office of Register of Wills, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

I Edward Garrigues, of the Township of Kingssessing, in the County of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, remembering the uncertainty of human life, and under a grateful recollection of the numerous blessings, vouchsafed to me by an indulgent Providence and especially in granting me at this time strenth and a sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and testament in manner following.

First. it is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses, (except the mortgage hereafter provided for) shall be paid out of my Personal estate, as soon as convenient after my decease; and it is my will that those who may have charge of my funeral should avoid all superfluity in preparing therefor, and that my body may be interred in Friends burial Ground at Darby, or elsewhere if more convenient, in a plain and decent manner.

Item. I give and devise to my daughter Hannah Corlies of the City of New York all that my tract of land situate in the County of Westmoreland, and State of Pennsylvania, as described in a certain deed from John Coons, conveying the same ot me, to her and her heirs and assigns forever: (and also an equal moiety or half part of a certain Ground Rent of Eighty dollars per annum issuing and payable out of a Lot of Ground now or lately occupied by Samuel Garrigues, in Sassafras Street, in the City of Philadelphia, to her my said daughter her heirs and as signs, the or they paying the said moiety of the first years rent to my Executors towards, defraying my funeral expenses.

Item. I give and devise to my daughter Mary R. Hoopes, wife of Joshua Hoopes of West Chester, Pennsylvania, all my tract of land situate in Sommerset County, in the State of Pennsylvania, all my tract of land as the said land is bounded and described in the letters Patent granting the same to me, to her and her heirs, and assigns: (and also the other equal moiety or half part of a certain Ground Rent of eightly dollars per Annum issuing and payable out of said lot in Sassafras Street, in the city of Philadelphia), to her my said daughter her heirs and assigns, the or they paying unto my Executors said moiety of the first years rent towards, defraying my funeral expenses.

Item. I give and devise unto my son Benjamin Garrigues all that my Plantation or Tract of Land lying and being in Montgomery County and State of Pennsylvania which I purchased of the assinees of Levi Garrett and on which my said Son now resides, to him my said Son and his Heirs and Assigns, subject and charged with the payment of all interest which may have accrued up to the day of my decease and for Seven years, next ensuring thereafter on the montage hereinafter mentioned and I give and bequeath to my said Son Benjamin one large Folio Bible and one half proportion of my bound books.

Item. I give and devise to my son Thomas Garrigues all that Plantation or Tract of Land on which I now reside situate in Kingsessing Township which I purchased of my father in law Philip Price and also the Lot of marsh meadow which he devised to me and my wife Margaret by his last Will and Testament, situate on Haylane, containing about nine and a half acres, more or less, to him my said Son, and his Heirs and assigns; subject and expressly charged with the payment of the principal sum of Five thousand dollars which I formerly borrowed of Jacob Corlies of New York and secured by mortgage on said Plantation with the interest of accrue thereon, the first payment commencing at the expiration of Seven years, from the time of my decease, and subject also and charged with the privileges, hereafter mentioned, and I give and bequeath to my said son Thomas, all the provisions for Housekeeping that may be on the Premises, one equal half part of the Household furniture, beds and bedding, and all the kitchen utensils, including the stoves, also my watch, one half of the Silver spoons, one pair Sugar tongs, my desk & Book case all my all my unbound books, all my wearing apparel, the other half proportion of my bound Books, all the implements belonging to the Dairy farming utensils of every kind including carts, wagons, and Riding Carriage and also all the stock on the Farm including Horses, Cows, hay & Grain, subject and charged wit the payment thereout of therefor of all my Debts and funeral expenses, should the latter exceed the sum of eighty dollars provided as aforesaid.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah S. Garrigues, one half of the household furniture and one half proportion of the Beds & Bedding also five silver table spoons, one silver Ladle, one half the silver tea spoons, one pair sugar tongs, also the best China & Glassware, and it is my mind and will that if my said daughter Sarah should depart this life, in her minority the property as given to her, shall be equally divided among the survivors of my children or their legal representatives.

And as i am very disirous to make my Sister Hannah Lightfoot and daughter Sarah, as comfortable as possible after my decease, I will and direct that they and the suvivor of them shall have in my present habitation, two rooms such as they may choose, with all the furniture therein as they as they are furnished to occupy, use and enjoy the same so long as they or either of them shall remain single and my Son Thomas shall further provide them or the survivant of them so remaining single and unmarried, with their comfortable maintenance and firewood and keep the carraige of the said Hannah in good order for her, and a good horse shall be furnished at anytime she may require one for her use.

And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my Friend Charles Townsend and William Wharton to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby reqorking and other Wills, by me heretofore made and declaring this only to be my last Will and Testament.

In Testimony Whereof I have I have hereunto set my hand this thirtyeth day of the fifth month in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Thirty nine.

Edward Garrigues { }

Published and decalred as and for his last Will and Testament by Edward Garrigues in our presence of

Joseph Dodgson
William P Pusey
John H Andrews

City and County of Philadelphia ss:

Register's Office March 29, 1845

Then personally appeared Joseph Dodgson, William P. Pusey & John H. Andrews the subscribing witnesses to the foroging will of Edward Garrigues deceased, and on their solemn affirmations did say that they were present, and did see and hear Edward Garrigues, deceased the Testator there in named, sign, seal, publish, and declare the same as and for his last Will and testament and that at the doing thereof he was of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge and belief

Joseph Dodgson
William P. Pusey
John H Andrews

Affirmed and subscrbed before me, the above date.

Robert F Christy
Deputy Register

Philada. Mar 29 1845.

We the subscribers having been named as Executors in the Will of Edward Garrigues decd do hereby decline to take upon ourselves the burthen of said Executorship.

Chas Townsend
Wm Wharton


Thos H. McAdam

Commonweath of Pennsylvania, City and County of Philadelphia.

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