Mathew WINTER will - 11 May 1836
[Greene County Surrogate's Records Box #481 Pkg. #10680]
Located at the Vedder Memorial Library
Contributed by Lynn Kenney
Surnames mentioned: Beach,
Clark, Fairchild, Loop, Mead, Watson,Winter, Wolcott, Wood, Woodworth
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, and especially to Sally Fairchild (daughter) wife of Edward Fairchild, of Sealysburgh Cattaraugus County, Anna Wolcott (daughter) wife of Aaron Wolcott of Fitchville Huron County, Ohio State, Cordelia Woodworth (daughter) wife of Hilan Woodworth of Sealysburgh Cattaraugus County, Mary Loop (daughter) wife of David Loop Junior of Hunter Greene County, Hannah A. Woodworth wife of Joseph Woodworth daughter of Elizabeth Mead, a deceased daughter of the said Mathew Winter of Sealysburgh Cattaraugus County, George W. Clark of Catskill Greene County, Elizabeth Winter wife of Horace Winter children of Lydia Mead a deceased daughter of the said Mathew Winter of Mentz Cayuga County, Robert Winter (son) of Hunter Greene County & Your petitioners his legatees & next of kin of Mathew Winters late of the town of Hunter & County of Greene deceased
Send Greeting: -- Whereas,
Moses Winter & Mathew Winter heirs of Mathew Winter deceased have presented to the Surrogate of Greene County a certain instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of the said Mathew Winter deceased, and relating to real & personal estate, has applied for the proof thereof, before our Surrogate of our County of Greene. You are therefore hereby cited and required personally to be and appear (if You shall see fit) before said Surrogate at the Surrogate's Office, in Catskill, on the 18th day of October at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day, then and there to attend the probate of said Will.
In Testimony Whereof, we have caused the seal of office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed - Witness Malbone Watson Esquire, Surrogate of our said County of Greene the 14th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one.
In the matter of the probate of the will of Mathew Winter Citation
I hereby admit due service of the within Citation on Me this 20th day of August 1841 --G. W. Clark
Personally served on Mary Loop August 13, 1841. Personally served on Mrs. Elizabeth Winter 20th August 1841. Personally served on Sally Fairchild ___ _______ 27 August ____ Cataraugus Co. NY --John Beach
Personally served on Cordelia Woodworth and Hannah Ann Woodworth of Cataraugus Co. NY 28 August 1841 --John Beach
Personally served on Mrs. Ann Wolcott wife of Aaron Wolcott Sept 9th 1841 at Fitchville, Huron County, Ohio --John Beach
Personally served on the within named Robert Winter Aug 18th at East Kill NY --N. Wm. Beach
[Greene County Surrogate's Records Will book F pages 490-492]
The last Will and testament of Mathew Winter of the town of Hunter County of Greene and State of New York. I Mathew Winter considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory (Blessed be Almighty God for the same) Do make and publish this my last Will and testament in manner & form following that is to say. First I give & bequeath to my beloved Wife Ann Winter my whole Estate Real & Personal during her natural life and after her decease I give & bequeath to my daughters Sally Fairchild a certain note of hand I now hold against Edward Fairchild her husband of twelve dollars due on the same & the sum of thirty Eight dollars besides. Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Ann Wolcott the sum of fifty dollars. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Cordelia Woodworth the sum of fifty dollars. Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Mary Loop the sum of fifty dollars. Item I give and bequeath to Hannah Ann Woodworth, heir of my daughter Elizabeth now deceased the sum of fifty dollars deducting however the sum of fifteen dollars already received by her. Item I give & bequeath to Daniel Mead & Elizabeth Wood children of my daughter Lydia now dead the sum of twenty five dollars each. Item I give & bequeath to my son Robert Winter the sum of four hundred dollars, two hundred and nineteen dollars by him already received to be deducted out of the four hundred dollars. Item I give & bequeath to my son Mathew my large Bible & my silver watch and forty dollars and lastly I give and bequeath to my two sons Moses Winter & Mathew Winter jun all the Real Estate being & lying in the town of Hunter County of Greene & State of New York and also all my personal Estate when Ever it may be of Every name or nature Except the Bible & Watch & note before bequeathed Equally to be divided between them after having paid the aforesaid legacies and sums of money which is Chargeable on my whole Estate both Real & personal. And which legacies & sums of money as herein made -- in case of my Wife Anne departing this life previous to my decease then I charge them payable in Six months after my decease other Ways Six months after her decease. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Eleventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty Six. -- Mathew Winter L. P.
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Mathew Winter to be his last Will and testament in presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the testator
John Beach of East Kill town of Hunter
Caroline F. Beach of Hunter
State of New York
I Malbone Watson Surrogate of the County of Greene do hereby Certify that in pursuance of Chapter 6 title 1st Article 7th Part 2nd of the Revised Statutes of the State of New York and the subsequent amendments thereto, upon proofs and Examinations taken in the County aforesaid on the 6 day of December 1841 by the oaths of John Beach and Caroline F. Beach the subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing Will as Well as the person who had had the Custody of the Same, that the foregoing Will was duly Executed, that the testator at the time of Executing the Same was in all respects Competent to devise Real Estate & not under restraint.
And I the said Surrogate do further Certify that the said Will is recorded in my office in the book F kept by me for recording Wills testaments & Codicils proved before me & the proofs thereof on pages from 482 to 492 inclusive.
In Witness whereof I the Surrogate aforesaid have hereunto affixed my Official Seal this 6th day of December 1841 at the town of Catskill & County of Greene