Calendar of Wills -- 1730-1750, p. 157

1750, Oct. 1. Dye, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; wll of. Wife, Anne. Children- John, David, William, James, Vinson, Joseph, Anne, Katherine. Debt owing to Capt. Samuel Leonard. Real and personal estate. Executors- sons John and William, and son-in-law Lawrence Dye. Witnesses- Peter Perrine, Stephen Warne, Sarah Davison. Proved March 8, 1750. Lib. E., p. 496.


JOHN DYE, SR. 1750



In the Name of God Amen this first Day of October Anno. Dom. 1750

I John Dye of Perth Amboy County of Middlesex and Province of New Jersey

being Sick and Weak In body, but of Perfect Mind and memory thanks be Given to My Gracious God Therefore and Calling to Mind the Mortallity of by body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament Principally & Firstly I Recommend and Resigne my Soull to God who Gaveit and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Decent and Christian Like Manner at the Descrecion of my Executors Nothing Doubting but That I shall Receive- the Same again at [?] General Resurrection at the Last Day by the Almighty Power of God and as for Worldly Estate it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this Life I give Bequeath and Dispose of in the following Manner and Form-----

Imprimis I will and ordain that my funerall charges and just Debts be paid out of my moveable Estates as Soon as Conveniently may be after my Decease Exceipt the Debt I owe to Capt. Samuel Leonard

Item I give and bequeath unto Anne my dearly beloved wife my plantation

During her Natural Life on condition she pays the yearly Interest of the Debt I owe to Capt. Samuel Leonard, also I give and bequeath all my moveable estate After paying as above said unto my said Beloved Wife During her Natural Life on condition That If She Should marry She Shall Give Security for the Said Moveable Estates to be Delivered up or the value- thereof after her Decease.

Item I will and ordain that after my So beloved Wife her Decease my Plantation and Moveable Estate be sold and the money Devided as follows

Item I give and bequeath unto my eldest Son John the Just Sum of five pounds

Item I will and ordain that the principall Debt I owe to Capt. Samuel Leonard be paid out of my Estate when Sold.

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Item I give and Bequeath unto my Son David the Just Sum of fifty pounds at 8 s p ounces

Item I give and Bequeath unto my Sons William James Vinson & Joseph and my Daughters Anne and Katherine all the Remainder of the money ariseing from the sale of my Estate to be Equally Devided among them their heirs Executors or administrators

Item I hereby nominate appoint and constitute my son John my Son William and my Son In Law Lawrence Dye to be my Executors to Execute this my Last Will and Testament

Signed Sealled & Delivered Pronouned

and Declated by John Dye as his

Las Will and Testament In the

Presence of [John Dye-signature]

Peter Perrine

Ste. Warnes


Sarah X Davison



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Be it Remembered that on the eighth day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty before me Thomas Bartow duly authorized to Prove Wills in New Jersey personally came Peter Perrine and Stephen Warne two of the within Witnesses who being duly sworn on the holy Almighty do depose that they were present and saw John Dye the testator within named sign and Seal the within written Will and heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament and that at the doing thereof being of Sound mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and as they verily believe and that at the Same time Sarah Davison was present and signed as a Witness as did they also sign as Witnesses in the Testator's presence. Tho. Bartow

Be it also known [?] that at the same time John Dye William Dye and Lauarence Dye the Executors within named personally came before me and were sworn to the due Execution and Performance of the within will according to Law. Tho. Bartow


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John Dye's Will

of Middlesex

Proved 8 March 1750

Reorded in book E of Will

page 49G or