FISHER, Christian, Jr., Will of
Surrogate Court of Ontario Co., NY, Bk 6, p.1
Written 2 Mar 1810 - Proved 25 Jun 1812:
The people of the state of New
by the grace of God Free and independent To all to whom these presents
come or may concern send greeting.
Know ye that the town
Canandaigua in the county of Ontario on the twenty-fifth of June before
Hart Esquire surrogate of our said county the last Will and Testament
Christian Fisher deceased a copy whereof is hereunto annexed was proved
is now approved and allowed of by as and the said deceased having
he lived and at the time of his death goods chattels or credits, within
state, by means whereof the proving and registering the said Will and
granting Administration of all and singular the said goods chattels and
and also the auditing allowing and final discharging the account
doth belong unto us, the administration of all and singular the goods
and credits of the said deceased, and any way concerning his will is
unto Rachel Fisher, Christian Fisher, Junior and Coenradt Bush
in the said Will named. In testimony whereof we have caused the
of office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed. Witness
Hart Esquire Surrogate of the said county at the town of Canandaigua
the twenty-fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
and twelve and of our independence the thirty-sixth.
name of God, Amen, I Christian Fisher being weak in body but of sound
and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in
and form following that is to say Imprimis:
my Will that immediately after my decease, that my body shall be
intered, and all my just debts be paid.
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Rachel all my personal property
one set of Blacksmith tools) to have an enjoy the same during her
life, and further it is my Will that so much of the personal property
shall be in her pofsefsion at the time of her death shall then be
equally between such of my children as shall then be living, excepting
Sweney my third daughter.
I give and bequeath until Christian Fisher Junior my eldest son the sum
one hundred dollars.
I give and bequeath unto John Fisher my second son one set of
tools to be delivered to him within three months after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto Rebecca Sweney my third daughter the sum of
dollars and fifty cents to be paid unto her within three months after
I give and bequeath unto my second daughter, Catherine Goodrich so much
my freehold or real estate as (together with fifty dollars value of
which I have already given her) will amount to one seventh part of all
real or freehold estate, the whole into seven equal parts to be divided
and quality relatively considered to have and to hold the same to
and her heirs and afsigns forever.
I give and bequeath all the remainder of my real or Freehold estate to
following persons being my children (that is to say) Esther Holiday my
daughter, Christian Fisher Junior my eldest son, Maria Fisher my fourth
John Fisher my second son, Jane Fisher my fifth daughter and Elizabeth
my sixth daughter, to be divided between the last mentioned persons in
manner following (that is to say) to each of them one sixth part of the
of my freehold estate Last mentioned, the whole into six equal parts,
be divided quality and quantity relatively to be considered, to have
to hold a sixth part as aforesaid to each of the last mentioned persons
and to their heirs and afsigns forever.
It is my will and intention that the one hundred dollars above devised
my eldest son, Christian Fisher Junior, shall be taken out of my Real
Freehold estate before the same is divided among my children as above
I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Rachel my executrix
my eldest son Christian Fisher Junior and Coenradt Bush my executors of
my last will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by my made.
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of March
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten. (Signed)
sealed published and declared by the above named Christian Fisher to be
last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto
our names as witnefses in the presence of the testator and of each
the day and year above written -- James B. Goodrich, Samuel Goodrich,
county/s Be it remembered that on the twenty-fifth day of June in the
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve personally appeared
me Reuben Hart Esquire Surrogate of the county of Ontario James B.
who being duly sworn did depose and say that he the deponent saw
Fisher late of the county of Ontario deceased sign and seal the within
then shown unto him of which the aforegoing is a true copy purporting
be the last will and Testament of the said Christian Fisher deceased
date the second day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
and ten. That at the time thereof the said Christian Fisher was
a sound disposing mind and memory, to the best of the knowledge and
of him the deponent and that the deponent and Samuel Goodrich and David
subscribed their names as Witnefses to the said will in the presence of
other and in the present of the Testator. (Signed) Reuben Hart.
Many thanks to Lyn Wilson for this donation.
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