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Friday, August 18, 2017

Last Will and Testament of Hart Bateman


The people of the State of New York by the Grace of God Free and
Independent.
To Rhoda Seede,Hiriam Bateman,Armina Feilds,Elviria Coleman,Alonzo
Bateman and Betsey Lester all of Nassau Rensselaer County, Laura
Waterbury and Nancy Waterbury now or late of Rose, Ontario County and
all of the State of New York and Harriet Lasher of Wisconsin Territory,
the particular town not known, heirs at law and next of kin of Hart
Bateman late of the town of Nassau in the county of Rensselaer deceased.
Greetings
You and each of you are hereby cited and required personally to be and
appear before our Surrogate in our county of Rensselaer at the
Surrogates office in the City of Troy in said county on Monday the 10th
day of April 1843 at ten o’clock in the fournoon of that day to attend
to the probate of the last will and testament of the said Hart Bateman
deceased which will then and there be offered for that purpose by Clark
Bateman an exceutor named in said will who has applied to the said
Surrogate for the proof of said will and which will relates to Real and
Personal Estate.

WILL:
This last will and Testament of Hart Bateman of the town of Nassau in
the county of Rensselaer and State of New York. I Hart Bateman
considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind
and memory (Blessed be God for this Amen) do make and publish this my
last Will and Testament in manner and form following, which is to say
First I give and bequeath unto my son Clark Bateman the one equal
undivided half of all my Real Estate, to have and to hold the same to
his self, his heirs and assigns forever.

Secondly I give and bequeath to my daughter Rhoda, the wife of John
Seede the remaining equal undivided half of all my Real Estate for and
during her natural life and after her death I give and bequeath the same
as follows. The one fourth part there of to my son Clark Bateman, his
heirs assigns forever, one other fourth part thereof to the children of
Stephen Van Rensselaer Bateman share and share alike, to them their
hiers and assigns forever, hereby intending that the same shall be so
divded after the death of my daughter Rhoda as to rest the title to the
one sixth part of the said one quarter to each of the children which
shall then be living and if any of them shall die without issue then
there share or shares of such shall be equally divided amonsgst such of
said children as sahll then be living and the child or children of such
(if any) as shall die lieaving issue and of any of the said children of
my said son Stephen Van Renssealer Bateman shall die previous to the
death of my said daughter Rhoda leaving a child or children living then
I will that such child or children take the same portion of share as his
or hers or their father or mother would have been entitled to had the
said father or mother been at the death of my said daughter Rhoda, and
to hold the same to themselves their hiers and assignts forever.
Notwithstanding the above divide to my daughter Rhoda is made subjuect
to the following conditions that if her present husband John Seede shall
be living at the time of my death then it is my will that the same be
used and occupied by my son Clark Bateman intending for my said daughter
Rhoda for and during the life of the said John Seeds hereby binding the
said Clark Bateman to account to my said daughter Rhoda and to her only,
for the accural profits thereof during the life of the daid John Seeds
hereby explicitly declaring that the said John Seeds shall in no manner
whatever participate in, recieve or injoy any part there of. The one
other fouth part there of th Harriet, the wife of Frederick Lasher, his
heirs and assigns forever and the remaining fouthe part to Laure and
Nancy the children of my son Guy Bateman their heirs and assigns
forever.
thirdly I give and bequest to my daughter Rhoda all the rest residule
and remainder of my estate both Real and personal in manner following,
that is to say It is my will that my ececutors herein after named shall
collect and recieve the interest annulally on all such sums of money as
shall be due or owing onto me at the time of my death and to pay over
the same to my said daughter Rhoda when recieved and to her only so long
as her said husband John Seeds shall live,if the said John Seeds shall
be living at the time of my death. But if not, then I will that my said
executors shall pay both interest and principal of such money to my daid
daughter Rhoda immidiately or as soon as practical after the death of
the said John Seeds and I further direct that my executors herein after
named shall hold the rest residule and remainder of my personal estate
about bequeathed to my said daughter Rhoda in trust for her and her only
until the death of her said husband John Seeds if he shall be living at
the time of my death and to account to her and her only for the use
thereof annyally during the life of the said John Seeds and at his death
to deliver up the same to my said daughter Rhoda or her heirs, executors
or Administrator in as good condition as the same shall be recieved by
them but if the said John Seeds shall not be living at the time of my
death then it is my will that my said daughter Rhoda go into immidiate
possission there of as her own rightful property. And lastly I hereby
nominate and appoint my son Clark Bateman and my friend Aaron V.
Waterbury executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking
all former wills by me made.
Signed by her mark and witnessed by Adam Casey, Rensselaer David, Wm H
Waterbury. Written May 15 1828

Thank you Lisa McKern for this transcription.

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