Will of Paul Jewett of Rochester in the County of Strafford and State of New Hampshire, 1861

Be it remembered that I Paul Jewett of Rochester in the County of Strafford and State of New Hampshire, being weak in body but of  sound mind and perfect memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: that is to say:

I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Drusilla Jewett all my real Estate and personal property so long as she remains my widow.

I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughters Mary Ann and Clara Frances Jewett the sum of twenty five dollars each: and

I will and bequeath unto my three sons William G, Benjamin W. and Frank Henry Jewett all the rest residue and remainder of my property of whatsoever kind (including the Legacy bequeathed to my widow/to be equally divided among them after paying out the above legacies/which I order and direct shall be paid within two years from my decease/and the payment of all my just debts, my daughter Sarah Abigail and her heirs having already had her portion of my property.  And I hereby appoint my son William G. Jewett executor to this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Will by me made.

In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of April AD 1861.

Paul Jewett  (Seal)

Signed, sealed and declared by the above Paul Jewett to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto:

Daniel P. Warren
L. L. Leighton
C. E. Wiggin

State of New Hampshire

STRAFFORD SS. – At a Court of Probate holden at          Dover          in said County on the first Tuesday of   October  A. D. 1861  .

The foregoing instrument purporting to be the last will in writing of   Paul Jewett   late of   Rochester  in said county, deceased, having been presented for Probate in common form by   William G. Jewett  the executor therein named___________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
And Daniel P. Warren_____ one of the subscribing witnesses thereto have made oath before said Court that he saw the said, testator   sign and seal said instrument; - that at the time of so doing the said    testator   was of the age of twenty-one years and of sound mind:  and that the said _______________________ and   L. L. Leighton and C. E. Wiggin              (all credible witnesses,) attested and subscribed said instrument together in the presence and at the request of said testator .  I do therefore approve and allow the same, and do decree that said instrument is duly proved and allowed in this Court in common form, as the last will in writing of said   Paul Jewett   deceased.

    D. G. Rollins    Judge of Probate.

Recorded agreeably to original.

Examined by              Asa Freeman                  Register.

Received of William G. Jewett Executor of the last will and testament of my late husband Paul Jewett the whole amount of the personal Estate as per inventory of said deceased, according to the provisions of the Will of my said Husband.

October A. D. 1863
Drusilla Jewett


Transcribed by Ann Foss of New Hampshire.

Copyright A Foss/S D Jowitt