Last Will and Testament
William Hammond


Information on this page was transcribed on 3 March 2003 and was submitted to this website in March 2004 by Laurie Curtis of Middlesex, Vermont.

Will of William Hammond
Pittstown
Recorded February 10, 1810
Surrogate Court, Troy, Rensselaer County, NY

A copy of the last will and testament of William Hammond deceased with the proof thereof - Recorded Feb 10th, 1810 -

In the name of God amen I WILLIAM HAMMOND of the Town of Pittstown County of Rensselaer and State of New York , ____ being in perfect health of body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die Do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say

first of all I give and recommend my soul to God that give it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors [trusting?] in God that he will raise me up at the last day, and touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and devise in the following manner -

First give and bequeath to ELISEBETH my dearly beloved wife all my household furniture with all my farming utensils of every kind together with my weaving loom to my____ five shillings,

I give to my beloved daughter SARAH five shillings

also I give to my beloved son PAUL five shillings,

also I give to my beloved Daughter UNCEES Five shillings,

also I give to my beloved son WILLIAM five shillings,

also to my beloved daughter PERNELL? Five shillings -

also I give to my beloved daughter RUTH five shillings,

also I give to my beloved Daughter MARY five shillings

and lastly I do authorize and appoint my trusty friend ELIZABETH HAMMOND my wife and ANTHONY MILLER [sic - as written] my Executors of this my last will and testament [and] do hereby ratifying this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal done at Pittstown this twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one.

William Hammond {SS}

[Witnesses:
FRANCIS PURDY
SIMON NEWCOMB JUNIOR
DAVID SEE]

A copy, Ab'm Douglas

Signed, sealed in the presents of the words in the 15 line interlined before executed

to my son BENJAMIN five shillings -

Simon Newcomb Junior

State of New York
Rensselaer County:
Be it remembered that on the nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten personally appeared before me Alanson Douglas Esquire Surrogate of the said County of Rensselaer, FRANCIS PURDY one of the subscribing witnesses to the will of William Hammond late of the town of Hoosick in the County aforesaid deceased who being duly sworn declared that he did see the said William Hammond sign and seal the written instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of said William Hammond bearing date the twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred one and hear him publish and describe the same as and for his last will and testament, that at the time thereof the said William Hammond was of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of the said Francis Purdy and that the said Francis Purdy together with Simon Newcomb Junior and David See the other witnesses to the said will severally conscribed their hand and names to the said will as witness thereto in the presence of the testator and of each other.

Ab'm Douglas

[Alternative search values: ELISEBETH HAMMOND, ELIZABETH HAMMOND, SARAH HAMMOND, PAUL HAMMOND, UNCEES HAMMOND, EUNICE HAMMOND, PERNELL HAMMOND, PRISCILLA HAMMOND, PRUNELLA HAMMOND, RUTH HAMMOND, MARY HAMMOND, BENJAMIN HAMMOND.]



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