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The Last Will and Testament of Lawrence Van Eps

(1777-1833)


In the name of God Amen, I, Lawrence Van Eps of the Town of Glenville, County of Schenectady and State of New York, considering the frailty and uncertainty of this mortal life and being sick, but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say I give my soul to God, my maker, my body to the earth from whence in was taken, trusting in the merits and mediation of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for a joyful resurrection as the last day, as to such worldly estates wherewith in thus graciously pleased God to help me.

In the first place and it is my direction that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid out of my said estate and as to the residue of my said estate both real and personal, First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catharine Van Eps the sum of twenty five dollars to be paid by my executors herein after named six weeks after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath to my five sons: James Van Eps, Corn. Van Eps, Robert Van Eps, Peter Van Eps and Alexander Van Eps all my real property together with my farming utensils, wagons, slays, plows, harrows, haresses also my stock or horses horned cattle, sheep and swine to be divided among them share and share alike. To the said my five sons above named and to their heirs and assigns forever with full power to use and dispose as they or either of them should think fit. I also five and bequeath to my said five sons my wearing apparel.

I give to my son John W. Van Eps one hundred dollars to be paid him out of my estate by one years. It is my will and express order that my said son John W. Van Eps shall be put to school for one whole year and then he put out as a clerk in some dry goods of grocery store. And what expenses may accrue my said executors to pay out of my estate.

I give an bequeath to my two daughters Catherine Van Eps and Nelly Van Eps each one cow, four sheep, and fifty dollars in cash which said two cows, eight sheep and one hundred dollars in cash, I will and order my said exectors to pay to each her legacy as above stated out of my estate whenever she or they shall arrive to the ages of eighteen years. I also give and bequeath to my said two daughters Catharine and Nelly above named all my household furniture to be equally divided share and share alike and lastly I appoint my two Sons James Van Eps and Cornelius Van Eps executors to this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this tweny seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three.

Sealed, signed, published and declared by the above named Lawrence Van Eps to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witness in presence of the testator.

Cornelius J. Van Santvoord

Alexander Van Eps

His

Lawrence X Van Eps

Mark


I, Lawrence Van Eps of the Town of Glenville on this twenty seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty make and publish this codicil to my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I give to my five sons James Van Eps, Cornelius Van Eps, Peter Van Eps, Robert Van Eps and Alexander Van Eps all my notes or bonds with the interest to be by them collected and it is my desire that this my codicil be annexed to and made part of my last will and testament in all interests and purposes. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this item above written.

Sealed, signed, published and declared by the above named Lawrence Van Eps as a said codicil to be annexed to his last will and testament in presence of us -


Cornelius J. Van Santvoord

Alexander Van Eps

His

Lawrence X Van Eps

Mark


I, Lawrence Van Eps of the Town of Glenville in the County of Schenectady and state of New York do this fourteenth of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three make and publish this codicil to my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I will and it is my express wish that my son John W. Van Eps shall be paid out of my estate fifty dollars instead of one hundred as mentioned in my will hereforto and that my five sons James Van Eps, Cornelius Van Eps, Peter Van Eps, Robert Van Eps and Alexander Van Eps find him sufficient meal, drink, lodging and wearing apparel during the time he should be at school. It is my will that my five sons afore named shall instead of paying fifty dollars to my two daughters Catharine and Nelly support and maintain said above named daughters unto they shall arrive to the age mentioned in my will and that there should be satisfied with our Cow and four sheep each as mentioned in my will and it is my will and express order, that my debts and funeral charges be paid out of my notes and bonds.

And lastly It is my desire that this my codicil be annexed to and made part of my last will and testament to all interest and purposes.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this item above written.

Cornelius J. Van Santvoord

John B. Stevens

William J. Stevens

Lawrence Van Eps


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