Uriah Ware Will, 1873, New Jersey

Know all men by these presents, that I, Uriah Ware, of 
the Township of Gloucester, in the County of Camden and 
State of New Jersey, being in Ill health, but of sound 
and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this 
my Last Will and Testament, in manner following. That is 
to say:
First, my Will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses 
shall, by my Executors herein after named, be paid out of 
my Estate, as soon after my decease as shall by them be found 
Item.  I give, devise, and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary 
V. Ware; all my Personal and Real Estate whatsoever and 
wheresoever; to have and hold the same to her for and during 
the term of her natural life, or so long as she remains my 
Widow: to be for the sole use of herself and my children. 
(excepting my son Charles H. Ware, who is to have no benefit 
of the same.)
Item.  after the Death or marriage of my said wife; I order 
and my Will is that the whole of my Estate remaining shall be 
equally divided between and among my said Children, or their 
legal representative; (except my son Charles H. Ware who is
not to have any share thereof.) To wit: George W. Ware, Uriah
Ware, Albert Ware, Mary Etta Ware, Emma Laura Ware, Eliza 
Ware, Clara G. Ware, and John H. Ware: to have and to hold 
the same to them their heirs and assigns forever. Provided 
always, and my Will is that whenever it is nessary [sic] for 
the support and Education of my said children, my Executor 
may sell and convey any Lands and Real Estate so as aforesaid 
devised and make good and sufficient deed or deeds to the 
purchase thereof.
And Lastly, I do nominate and appoint my said wife Mary Ware 
Executrix and my Friend George Hurff Executor of this my 
Last Will and Testament.
In Testimony whereof I, the said Uriah Ware have to this, 
my Last Will and Testament, subscribed my name and affixed
my seal this third day of April, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and seventy three (1873)
[signed by] Uriah Ware
signed, sealed, published, declared by the said Uriah Ware as 
and for his Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, 
who, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence 
of each other, have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto.
[signed by] Gerrard Williams
[signed by] Edward Turner

Source:  Last Will and Testament of Uriah Ware, dec'd. Proved
April 23rd AD 1873 And Recorded in the Surrogate's office of 
Camden County New Jersey in Book "E" of Wills page 106 [etc] 
David B. Brown Surrogate
1999 by Cheryl Conrad (ctgc@crosswinds.net).

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