Will: Jacob Regnier
Will of Jacob Regnier; written 8 November 1714; proved 20 November 1714; New York County, NY Will Book vol. 8 page 363.
In the Name of God, Amen. I Jacob Regnier of Lincolnis Inne in the Realm of England, Barrister at Law, now resident of the City of New York in America, being very sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect and dieposeing memory (by God's Blessing) do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills heretofore made in manner following Imprionis I recommend my Soul to God Almighty my great Creator and my body to the Earth to be buried in such decent manner as my Executrix hereafter named shall think fit.
Item as to my worldly Estate after my debts and legacys hereafter mentioned are fully paid, I give and devise all my real and personal estate whatsoever whether in America, Great Britian or else where which I now or at the time of my decease shall be seized or possessed of to my loving wife Elizabeth Regnier, her heirs and assignes for ever on condition she, my said executrix, do pay unto my dear brother Daniel Regnier, if he shall be alive, one hundred pounds Sterling money of England to be paid out of my said estate and I nominate and appoint my said dearest wife Elizabeth my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. Fully impowering her to act and do as she pleases towards the payment of my Debts if any shall appear so the same be wholly discharged and not doubting but as to such memorandum and directions as I have given her she will perfectly perform the same.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of Novemer in the first year of the Reign of our Soverign Lord King George over Great Britian to and in the year of our Lord 1714. J. Regnier * Signed, Sealed, Executed, Published and declared by the said Jacob Regnier to be his last Will and Testament the words (in body) being first interlinded in the presence of John Johnson, Elias Neau, William Simmons
Robert Hunter Esq. Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Provinces of New York . . Greetings, know ye that the Twentieth day of November before Henry Wileman, Gent. being by me there by unto authorize and appoint the last Will and Testament of Jacob Regnier was proved . . . exibiting the same into the Registry of the Court in the Secretarys office of the said Province of New York at or before the Twentieth day of May next ensueing and of rendering a just and true account calculation or reckoning when thereunto required. In Testamony whereof I have caused the Seal of the said Province to be hereunto affixed at New York this Twentieth day of November, anno dni 1714.
H. Wileman D. Secry
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The Will of Jacob Regnier; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett for John Markham of Chesterfield website; 2015.