Hickson Genealogy

The Will of Joseph Hickson, Hixson or Hixon

Joseph Hixson of Sussex County, New Jersey - 21st day of April 1807 - references Daniel and all the girls who married the Kitchen boys.

In the name of God amen. I Joseph Hickson of Greenwich in the County of Sussex and State of New Jersey being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, blessed be god, therefor, do this day of October in the year or our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, I command my soul into the hands of god who gave it to me, and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter to be named and as for that worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me with, I dispose thereof as follows, first it is my will that my movable estate be sold, and all my just debts and funeral charges be paid out of it, and if there should be an ovnplush [surplus?] it is my will that it be equally divided among my four daughters share and share alike, I will and bequeath to my son Eamos Hickson and to his heirs and assigns my lands and mills with the appurtenances suppposed contain about on hundred and thirty six acres be the same more or less valued by me at twelve hundred pounds speashe [?] five hundred pounds I allow to my said son Eamos Hickson for his labour and time he lived with meafter he was of age and for his childs share of my estate to be just taken out and allowed to my son Eamos And the remainding one hundred pounds to be paid in seven equal annual payments by my son Eamos Hickson as I hereafter will appoint and order that is to say my son Eamos Hickson is to pay in one year after my decease to my daughter Rachel Kitchen or heirs the sum of fifty pounds and at the same time to pay my daughter Sarah Kitchen the sum of fifty pounds and it is my will that my son Eamos in two years after my decease pay to my daughter Elizabeth Kitchen or heirs the sum of fity pounds and at the same time he is to pay my daughter Mary Hickson or heirs the sum of fifty pounds and it is my will that my son Eamos in three years time after my decease to pay to my son Daniel Hickson the sum of fifty pounds, and the said Eamos at the same time is to pay my son Isaiah Hickson the sum of fifty pounds and ...[work in progress]