Hammond Wills

Will of Thomas Hammond, Oneida County, N. Y., Volume 1 at 359:

In the Name of God amen. I Thomas Hammond of Paris in the County of Oneida and State of New York being weak and infirm in body but of sound mind Do make and declare this my last will and Testament as follows -
1st I appoint my Son Thomas Hammond Jr Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby give bequeath and devise to my said Son Thomas Hammond Junr. all my Estate Real and personal whatsoever and Wheresoever the same may be found -
2nd I do also further order and direct my said Executor to pay or cause to be paid unto my two Daughters Patience Judd and Orange Scott [Seall?] their Heirs or assigns the sum of forty Dollars each, and also to my two Daughters Mary Peck and Sarah T. Saxton their Heirs or Assigns the further sum of fifty Dollars each all which several Legacies are to be paid by my said Executor out of the avails of my real or personal Estate hereby devised within the space of one year and ___ [sic] month after my decease -
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand the first day of March 1813
[Signed] Thomas Hammond L. S.
Signed Sealed published & Declared
to be his last Will & Testament
in our presence
NB the word _further_ interlined before signing
[Signed]Henry W Niel
[Signed]Levinett Baldwin
[Signed]Jonathan C. Metcalf
Oneida County
I certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Hammond late of Paris in said County decease as the same was proved before me the twenty Sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirteen.
[Signed]Erastus Clark, Surrogate
Oneida County
Be it Remembered that on the twenty sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirteen came before me Levenett Baldwin one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will of Thomas Hammond and being duly sworn did depose and say That he saw the said Thomas Hammond deceased sign & seal the said Instrument and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last will and Testament that at the time thereof he was of sound and disposing mind and memory to his, said Levenett's best knowledge and belief and that Henry W. Niel and Jonathan C. Metcalf together with said Levinett subscribed the said will as witnesses thereto in the presence of the Testator. [Signed] Erastus Clark, Surrogate.

Will of Thomas Hammond, Oneida County, N. Y., Volume 2 at 241 Dated 9 July 1821 -
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Hammond of the Town of Paris in the County of Oneida & State of New York, being through Goodness of God of sound mind and memory but week in body and feeling that my life will soon close do make ordain and declare this my last will andd Testament -
1st after my debts are all cancelled and paid I give and bequeath to my two Daughters Hannah & Anne and to their Children after them one fourth of the Farm on which I now reside to be equally divided between them this one fourth to be located on the West side of said farm of equal width from north to south including the [illegible symbol] at the south west corner of said Farm
2d the residue of said Farm after the Death of my Wife Lydia and my son Thomas who are to have their support through life or so long as she remains my wid[ow?] then to be equally divided between my other two sons, Samuel and Cyrus they improving the same and providing for their mother and Brother Thomas as afforsaid. The personal propeerty of which I may die seised, the debts being discharged to be divided between them my two sons Samuel & Cyrus sixty-six dollars to be first paid Cyrus then the division to be equal and in order that this may have the full form and effect which I desire I do declare this to be my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills and do by these presents appoint my t[w]o sons Samuel Hammond & Cyrus Hammond Executors to this my last will and Testament -
I[n] Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of June 1821-
[Signed] Thomas Hammond L.S.
Signed & sealed &c In presence of
[Signed]Henry McNiel
[Signed]Eleazor[?] Tompkins
[Signed]Peter Selleck
State of New York
Oneida County
Be it remembered that at Rome on the ninth Day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one before me Joshua Hathaway Surrogate in & for the County of Oneida aforsaid personally appeared Peter Selleck who being duly sworn deposeth & saith that he saw Thomas Hammond the above testator execute the will which the foregoing is a true copy on record & that he heard him declare the same as & for his last will & testament & that he appeared to be of sound mind & memory at the time thereof & that he the said Peter with the other two subscribing witnesses Signed the Same in presence of the Testator & in the presence of each other.
[Signed] Joshua Hathaway
[The official statement of the Surrogate certifying the true copy of the will in the record book follows. Dated 9 July 1821.].