Cortland County
Probate Records
Charles Burlingame

Att to Surrogates Court, held for the county of Cortland at the office of the Surrogates of said county, in the town of Cortlandville,on the 2nd day of February in the year 1844. Present.

>Adin Webb Surrogate

Almira Burlingame, Executrix, and Westcott Burlingame, Executor, named in the last will and Testment of Charles Burlingame in the town of Willet in said county, deceased, appeared for the purpose of proving and having the said will recorded according to law, and made satisfactory proof that notice of this application had been served according to the law on all the heirs of this deceased.

An Instrument purporting to be the Last Will and Testment of Charles Burlingame, late of Willet, dec. bearing date the 15th day of April in the year 1843, was produced in court and shown to each of the persons sworn as witnesses as herein after mentioned.

Westcott Burlingame of the town of Willet, in the county of Cortland, being first duly sworn, deposeth and saith that he was acquainted with the above mentioned Charles Burlingame, deceased, in his life time; that he saw the said Charles BUrlingame, deceased, subscribe the instrument now shown and this peponant purporting to be the last will and testament of the said Charles Burlingame and above described; that he heard the said Charles Burlingame declared it to be his last will and testment; that this deponent subscribed his name as a witness thereto, in the presence and at the request of the said Charles Burlingame, that the said Charles Burlingame was at the time in the opinion and belief of this deponant of sound mind and memory and not under any restraint; and that he was about 41 years of age; that he died on or about the 30th day of May last 1843 and was a resident of the town of Willet, in the county of Cortland at the time of his death.

>Westcott Burlingame

Lewis Mooney of the town of Willet in the county of Cortland being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was acquanted with the above mentioned Charles Burlingame, dec, in his lifetime; that he saw the said Charles Burlingame, deceased, subscribe the instrument now shown to this deponent, purporting to be the last will and testment of the said Charles Burlingame, and above described; that he heard the said Charles Burlingame declare the same to be his last will and testament; that this deposer subscribed his name as a witness thereto, in the presence of and by the request of theis said Charles Burlingame; that the said Charles Burlingame was at this time in the opinion and belief of this eposent of sound mind and memory and not under any restraint; and that he was about 41 years of age; that he died on or about the 30th day of May last 1843, and was a resident of the town of Willet in the county of Cortland at the time of his death.

>Lewis Mooney

John S. Dyer, of the town of Willet in the county of Cortland being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that he was acquanted with the above mentioned Charles Burlingame, deceased, in his life time; that he saw the said Charles Burlingame, deceased, subscribe the instrument now shown to the deponent purpoting to be the last will and testment of the said Charles Burlingame and above described; that he heard the said Charles Burlingame declare the same to be his last will and testament; that this deposer subscribed his name as a witness thereto, in the presence of and by the request of theis said Charles Burlingame; that the said Charles Burlingame was at this time in the opinion and belief of this deposent of sound mind and memory and not under any restraint; and that he was about 41 years of age; that he died on or about the 30th day of May last 1843, and was a resident of the town of Willet in the county of Cortland at the time of his death.

> John S. Dyer

The foregoing proofs and examinations, taken before me, the Surrogate aforesaid, at the time and place first mentioned, and the depositions of the respective witnesses, and by them respectively subscribed, after having been carefully read over to them, and I, the said Surrogate, being satiffied upon said proof taken that the said will was duly executed; that this said testator at the time of executing the same, was in all respects competent to devise real estate and not any restraints, do therefore allow the said will, proofs and examinations to be recorded. Witness Adin Webb, Surrogate, aforesaid, the day and year first aforesaid.

> Adin Webb Surrogate




By the existance of Divine Providence, I, Charles Burlingame of the town of Willet, in the county of Cortland and State of N. York, knowing the uncertainty of life, and certainty of death, but thorough the goodness of God possessing of sane mind, to make and constitute this my last will and testament in the following manner and form (to wit)

Firstly, I recomment my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth from whence it came.

Secondly, After paying my just debts and funeral expenses, in a reasonable time after my decease by my executors, herein after named, My will is that what litle earthly property the Lord hath been pleased to confid to my care, be disposed of in the following manner (to wit)

I give and bequeth to my wife Almira Burlingame all my land and the appertenemous thereto belonging, together with all my personal property of every description during her life, to be controlled by her, as she may think proper in order that she may keep our family together.

The above property and land personal before mentioned given to my wife during her life.

After her decease, I give and bequeth to my son Charles Giles Burlingame all my land and apportonements thereto belonging, and all my personal property of every description, (except all the household furniture) by his paying out of amounts the sum of two hundred dollars to my daughter Dorcase Burlingame, which I bequesh to her to be paid by the said Charles Giles Burlingame with four years after the death of my wife.

And the household furniture above mentioned, I leave for my wife to dispose of as she thinks proper between my two children above mentioned.

And further, in case my daughter Dorcas Burlingame should marry during the life of my wife, I further order and require my said wife, to give out of this said personal property to her such things as necessary and comfortable for housekeeping, the amount to be left descritionary with my said wife.

Lastly, I hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint my said Almira Burlingame, Executrix and my brother Westcott Burlingame, Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by me, and establishing this, and this only, to be my last will and testament.

In witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Willet aoresaid, this fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.

> Charles Burlingame L.S.


Signed, sealed, and delivered by the said Charles Burlingame to be his last will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at his request, and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses to the same.


John S. Dyer
Lewis Mooney
Westcott Burlingame




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