Codicil to the Will of Thomas Darby

>From the Will of Thomas Darby - Codicil - obtained from the Cortland Co Courthouse.

Whereas I Thomas Darby of the town of Cortlandville, Cortland County and State of New York have made my will in writing bearing date on the 31 st day of July 1873 in and by which I have given to my son Wayland D. Darby a fourth part of my estate with certain exceptions & in which I gave to said Wayland one eighth of my household furniture & in which will I appointed Edwin P. Slafter & Emmett A. Fish executors of said Will.

Now therefore I do by this new writing which I hereby declare to be a Codicil to my said last will and testament, and to be taken as a part thereof order & declare that my will is that the half of my household furniture not given to my wife I now give & bequeath to my daughter Cordelia Nye & to my Son Nathan to be divided equally between them Share and share alike. I give bequeath and devise to my Son Nathan P. Darby & Thomas Darby Jr. Each one equal undivided one third of the remainder of my estate which in said will was given to my son Wayland D. Darby now deceased & the remaining one third so given to said Wayland I now give & devise to Edwin P. Slafter in trust for my daughter Cordelia Nye, and at her decease to be paid to her children in the same manner & under the same restrictions in all respects as are prescribed in said will as to the bequest to said Slafter in trust for Cordelia & her children.

Lastly I hereby nominate & appoint my son Nathan P. Darby & my said wife Harriet Darby to be executor and executive of this Codicil to my last will & testament and to be executors of my said will in lieu and instead of the executors named in My said last will and testament.

And lastly it is my desire that this codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last will and testament in aforesaid and to all intents & purposes.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of January,1877

Thomas Darby

The above in statement consisting of one sheet , was at the date hereof signed , sealed, & published and declared by the said Thomas Darby as and for a codicil to his last will and testament in presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

William Crandall of Cortland Village, N.Y.

Hector Cowan of Cortlandville, N.Y.



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