Will of Captain Peter Perrine

Will of Captain Peter Perrine : 17 - 1805

Captain Peter Perrine, 1736 - 1817, was the son of Peter V. and Margaret Dey Perrine. Margaret Dey was the daughter of James Hance and Margaret Dey Dey. He married Sarah Scanlon and they lived to the west of the Old Church Farm at Cranbury, New Jersey. After the death of Sarah he married Hannah Disbrow Dye, the widow of David Dye, son of John Laurens Dey.

In th name of God Amen. I Peter Perrine of the township of South Amboy in the county of Middlesex and State of New Jersey do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament in manner and form following.

Imprimis - I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Hannah all the articles, goods and furniture that I received with her after our marriage. Likewise the sum of Three Hundred Dollars, the said goods and furniture to be delivered unter her immediately after my decase and the said sum of money to be paid unto her within three months after my decease all the above mentioned property and the said sum of money I give and bequeath unto my said wife Hannah provided she shall accept the same in lieu of her right of dower and not otherwise.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Enoch his heirs and assigns forever all the lands now owned by me together will all the residue of my movable property of every description not before bequeathed provided he shall pay the several sums of money as is hereafter directed.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughters Margaret, Catherine, Mary, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Sarah and Lydia the sum of fifty dollars each respectively and likewise I give and bequeath unto the children of my daughter Jane deceased the sum of fifty dollars to be equally divided among them share and share alike, the said sum to be paid unto each and every of them within one year after my decease.

It is my will and I order that my said son Enoch pay all my just debts, funeral expenses and the cost of executing my will and also all the sseveral sums of money I have given and bequeathed unto my wife, children, and grand children as is above directed.

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my aforesaid son Enoch and my son in law Captain Daniel Dey Executors of and to this my last will and testament in witness where of I have hereujnto set in myh hand and seal the twenty first day of April in the year of our LORD eighteen hundred and fourteen.

Signed, Sealed and Announced by him the said Peter Perrine as and for his last will and testament in presence of:

William McChesney
Samuel Perrine

Rebecca Clilnton
Peter Perrine - his mark.

A True and Perfect Inventory for Captain Peter Perrine

A true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattles, rights and credits of Captain Peter Perrine late of the Township of South Amboy in the County of Middlesex and State of New Jersey decreased made this 27 day of October 1817.

Wearing Apparel $22.25
Purse $15.45
6 cattle $75.
10 hogs and shotes $52.
5 sheep $12.
Rey, corn and buckwheat $106.
riding chair and sleigh $50
household goods, cash and carpenter tools $108.75
loom and tackeling $11.50
Cider spirits $8.00
Debt from Daniel L. Dey on note $5.25
Debt from John xxxx $2.
Debt from Benjamin Clinton $1.
Debt from David Dey $6.
Debt William Perrine on a Note $33.40
Property bequeather to the widow $87.

Total $595.60

Appraised by Robert McChensey and Thomas Applegate

9th day of December, 1817