Will of Phebe Baldwin of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York
Will written 12 September 1809 and recorded 26 November 1809

Transcribed by Sharon Buckley
(The text contains many misspelled words, which I have transcribed in their original form; the meaning of most is still recognizable).
 
Dutchess County, New York  Wills, Vol. C-D 1806-1815 Pg-404 – 406  
 
The last will and testament of Phebe Baldwin of Poughkeepsie, State of New York, county of Dutchess:
 
I, Phebe Baldwin considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory, blessed by Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manar and forme  following (that is to say):
 
First I give and bequeath unto my gran Sun Denison B. Baldwin one brown mair saddle & bridle & bridle, one fether bead, two pair sheets, one pair wooling blankets, one coviled drafted, one high post bedsted, cord underbedd, all the hay that is cut in the medow that I hired of Willis Holden, one large silver spoon, one Hambarge? Case and bottles, one small hair trunk, one saw, & three pigs, two large stone pots.
 
Item, I give and bequeath to my grandarter Phebe Baldwing one tether bead, two pair linning sheets, two pair wooling blankets, two drafted covileds, one high post bedsted, cord underbed, six hair bottom chairs, one chere burrow, one mahogney tea table, one large tea server, one small do one small looking glas, one checkard home made carpet, one gold necklis, one large rocking chair, four dealtors, for glasses, one full sute blew & white curtains, one large iron hot one teakettle, one spider, two dish talles, one ? iron, one toster, a lot of Ch? & ?, 1 hair and irons, shovel and tongs, two bras candlesticks, one chere stand, one small trunk, two ?.
 
Item.  I give and bequeath to my gransun Horris? D. Baldwin one cow, one fether bead, two pair sheets, two hair wooling blankets, two coveres, one low post bedsted, cord under bead, one set maple draws high and fashion, eight green chairs, one large chere dining table, one small tea do, one round maple table, one common carpit, one large wollen chest, half set read & white curtains, one small lether covered trunk, one pair bras and irons, one cotton spred, four buning bead quilts.
 
Item.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly Brown one black gound, four small selver spoons.
 
Item I give and bequeath to my grandarter Sukey Baldwin one pair cotton stockings.  I give and bequeath to Phebe Baldwin my grandater all my warring, two pewter platters, four do plates, two basons, one small ? wheel. 
 
I hereby appoint my sun Theophilus Baldwin sole executor of this my last will and testament.  I hereby revoking all formers wills by me made in witness whereof I have thereunto set my hand and seal the 12 day of Sept in the yeare of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine.
Phebe Baldwin
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above Phebe Baldwin to be her last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.
Henry Van Black
John Pierce
Thomas May
 
Dutchess County.  Be it remembered that on the twenty sixth day of October one thousand eight hundred and nine personally appeared before me James Tallmadge Junior Surrogate of the said county, Henry Van Black who on his oath declared that he did see Phebe Baldwin sign and seal the annexed written instrument purporting to be the will of the said Phoebe Baldwin bearing date the twelfth day of September one thousand eight hundred and nine and hears her publish and declare the same as and for her last will and testament that at the time thereof she the said Phoebe Baldwin was of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of him the deponent and that this deponent John Pierce and Thomas May severally subscribed the will as witnesses thereto on the testators presence, James Tallmadge Junior Surrogate.
 
The people of the state of New York by the grace of God free and independent.  To all to whom these presents shall come or may concern send greeting.  Know ye that at Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County on the twenty sixth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine before James Tallmadge Junior Esquire Surrogate of the said county, the last will and testament of Phoebe Baldwin deceased *a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) was proved and is now approved and allowed of by us, and the said deceased having whilst she lived and at the time of her death goods, chattels and credits within the state by means whereof the proving and registering ^this said will^ and the granting administration of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits and also the auditing allowing and the final dischargeing the account thereof doth belong unto us, the administration of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits ^of the said deceased^ and any way concerning her will is granted unto Theophilus Baldwin, the executor in the said will named he being first duly sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and to make and exhibit a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits, and also to render a just and true account thereof when thereunto required.
 
In testimony whereof we have caused the seal of office of our said surrogate to be hereunto affixed.  Witness James Tallmadge Junior, Esquire Surrogate of the said county, at Poughkeepsie, the twenty sixth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine and of our Independence the thirty fourth.  James Tallmadge Junior Surrogate, Dutchess County:  Recorded the preceding will of Phoebe Baldwin the certificate of the proof thereof and letters testamentary thereon this 26th day of November in the year 1809.
James Tallmadge Junior, Surrogate.

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