FRANCISCO, Abraham, Will of
Surrogate Court of Ontario Co., NY, Vol. 18, p.128-129
Written 16 Nov 1824 – Proved 8 Apr 1826
(spelling and punctuation as in original document)

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 the town of Canandaigua in the county of Ontario on the eight day of April A.D. 1826 before Jared Willson Esq. Surrogate of our Said county the last will and testament of Abraham Francisco deceased, a copy whereof is hereunto annexed was proved and is now approved and allowed of by us and the said deceased having while he lived and at the time of his death goods chattels or credits within the state by means whereof the proving and registering the said will and the granting administration of all and singular the said goods chattels and credits and all the auditing allowing and final discharging the account thereof doth belong until us, the administration of all and singular the good chattels and credits of the said deceased and any way concerning his will is granted until Michael A. Francisco and Richard Washburn executors in the Said will named hereby requiring you well and faithfully administer the same and to make and exhibit a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits and alto to render a just and true accounting of when thereunto required. 
    In Testimony whereof we have caused the seal of office of our Said Surrogate to be here unto affixed.  Witness Jared Willson, Esquire, Surrogate of the Said county at the town of Canandaigua aforesaid the eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty Six.  Signed: Jared Willson

I, Abraham Francisco of Gorham county of Ontario State of New York being sound in my mind but infirm in my body and certain that I must soon lodge my frail body in the dust but uncertain of the time when do make the following disposial of my property
    Firstly I give and bequeath to my wife Esther Francisco one and ten sheep and all my household furniture of every description.
Secondly I give and bequeath the use interest and benefit of all my property both real and personal not bequeathed in the above article in every part of the world that I may die seized unto my wife Esther Francisco and to my daughter Clary Francisco for their suport and maintainance during during (sic) their natural lives and the life of the longest liver and at their deceas and the deceas of the longest liver if there shold be any of the above sd. Property either real or personal not expended in and for the support and maintainance of the above described Esther and Clarry then the above sd. Widow that be equally divided betwixt my surviving children and if no surviving child or children then betwixt my grand children
    And I do hereby revoke all other wills heretofore by me made and constitute and my son Michael A. Francisco and my son in law Richard Washburn executors of this my law will.
    In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth November A.D. 1824.  Signed: Abraham (his X mark) Francisco.
Attest: James Harrington, Henry A. Francisco, Lemuel Dwelle, Jr.

Ontario County.  Be it remembered that on the eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six personally appeared before me Jared Willson Esquire surrogate of the county of Ontario James Harington and Lemuel Dwelle, Jr. who being duly sworn did depose and say that they the deponents saw Abraham Francisco late of the county of Ontario deceased sign and seal the written instrument then known unto them of which the aforegoing is a true copy purporting to be the last will and testament of the said Abraham Francisco deceased bearing date of the sixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four that at the time thereof the said Abraham Francisco was of a sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of them the deponents and that they the deponents and Henry A. Francisco subscribed their names as witnesses to the said will in the presence of each other and in the presence of the testator.  Signed: Jared Willson

Many thanks to Lyn Wilson for donating this will.

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