T173 – Will of Henry Arnold


To all people to whom these presents shall come. I Henry Arnold of the city of Canterbury, gentleman send greetings.

Whereas Henry Arnold of ye province of New York, merchant, did old and in and by a codicil in writing to this last Will and Testamt. Bearing the date on or about the 4th day of September which was in the year of our Lord 1764 relating that the said Henry Arnold the testator since the making his will had by lease and re-lease the lease bearing date the 1st and the release the 2nd day of June 1764.

Purchased of Isaac Bromyn a farmer plantation and messuage lying in Dutches County in the Province of New York, also another farm or plantation and messuage lying at Shrewsbury in the Province of east Jersey being in three different parcels. Will order, direct and empower his executor thereinafter named or and survivors of them to sell and dispose of all his real estate, whatsoever and wheresoever for the most it would fetch and out of the proceeds thereof did thereby give and bequeath to me ye said Henry Arnold by ye name then described to his beloved nephew Henry John Cummings of the City of Canterbury, gentleman.

Maketh oath that he, this despondent did see and hear Henry Arnold of the sd City of Canterbury, gentleman, sign, seal and as his act and deed in due form of law deliver the paper, writing, deed, poll, or letter of Attorney hereto annexed bearing date 14th day of this instant September.

And this day dept.t further saith that the name of ye sd Henry Arnold to the sd paper, writing, deed, poll, or letter of Attorney subscribed is of the proper hand writing of him the said Henry Arnold and that the name of this despondent is John Cummings.

And also ye name of Richard Barham of the said City of Canterbury also subscribed to and sd poll, writing, deed, poll, letter of Attorney are of the respective proper hand writings of him the sd Richard Barham.

21st day of September 1772

Legacy £500

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