|Everingham Family History Public Record Reprint
1793 WILL of William EVERINGHAM
New Jersey Post Revolutionary Documents,
Calendar of Wills pg. 124
parts of original will is unreadable -(noted below)
Be it remembered that I William Eveingham of Upper Freehold in the County of Monmouth in East Jersey being in health and of sound and disposing mind and memory yet calling to mind ye uncertainty of all (Sublunary?) enjoyments, and that it is... apppointed for all men ... to die and make this my last will and testament.
First I resign my soul unto the hand of Allmighty god who gave it me as unto the hands of a being infinitely good and as to the worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me with my last will is that it be disposed of in the following manner I give (devise?) and bequeath unto my beloved brother Joseph Everngham on pair of Leather Breeches. Item I give and bequeath to my beloved brothers Thomas Everngham and Nathaniel Everngham and unto their heirs and assigns forever all that farm and plantation adjoining lands of John Norton and Joseph Lawrence whereon I now live and which was left by my mother Rachel Everngham to be sold and equally divided amongst all her children and it being acomplished I the said William Everngham given purchase and has a deed made to him. Item I also devise, give and bequeath unto my Brother Thomas Everngham a bond I hold against Thomas Ford for fifteen pounds also one Iron (trowel?). Item I give and bequeath unto my Brother Nathaniel Everngham one pair of hand irons, shovel, tongues, and Great Wheel. I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved Sister Judith Everngham one iron pot. Item I give and bequeath unto Rhoday Chambers one bed. Item I give and bequeath unto Rhoday Scott one Chest. Item, and my will is that the land above willed to Thomas and Nathaniel Everngham to be equally divided both in quantity and quality and they to be at the expense of my funeral. And lastly, I do hereby make Constitute and appoint my friend and Brother Thomas Everngham and Elison Ely senior Executors of this My Last will and Testament, hereby revoking, disannuling, and making void all wills by me heretofore made, declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this thriteenth Day of March in year of our Lord one thousand seven-hundred and ninety-three..........1793
Signed, Sealed pronounced and Declared
By the said Testator as his last
and Testament in the presints of
Hsigned with the "mark"
of William Everingham
mark like a large, heavy H.
Thomas Antrum(c)2000 Everingham Family History