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1865 Will and related documents of William Bailie
submitted by Larry Campbell, April 15, 2004

William Bailee's Will

I William Bailie of the town of Bovina in the county of Delaware and Sate of New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and testament.

I give and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary Cathels and Wm. B. Cathels, One hundred Dollars each. To my Grandchild Wm. B. Campbell, son of James and Eliza Campbell, One hundred Dollars when he becomes twenty one years of age if he should not live to that age then the One hundred Dollars is to be equally divided between David D. and Hannah Cathels. To Mary A. Bailee, Daughter of my Son William Bailie Jun. I give and bequeath One hundred Dollars. To my Daughter Eliza Campbell, I give and bequeath five Dollars. To my Son William Bailee Jun. I give and bequeath two hundred Dollars, and to my Daughters Mrs. Nancy Cathels, Margaret Bailie and Jane Bailie, I give and bequeath the entire remainder of my Real and personal Estate to be divided in equal portions to each of the three. It is understood as my Will and I so direct that the above specific bequests to Mary and Wm. B. Cathels, Wm B. Campbell, Mary a. Bailee, Eliza Campbell and Wm. Bailie Jun. shall not amount to more that one half of the entire Estate, and that if they do they shall be reduced pro rata to that amount viz; One half of the entire Estate. It is understood and directed that the entire household effects be equally divided by Mrs Nancy Cathels, Margaret Bailie, and Jane Bailie to themselves. I do nominate and appoint my Daughter Mrs. Nancy Cathels to be the Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and decree this to be my last will and testament, in presence of the witnesses named below this twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty five.

The following words are interlived after the Seventeenth line from the beginning viz: To my Son William Bailee Jun. I give and bequeath two hundred Dollars.

William Bailee

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Delaware County, ss:


I, Nancy Cathels, Executrix of the last Will and Testament of William Bailie, being duly sworn, do swear that I will faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of Executrix of said last Will and Testament.


Nancy Cathels


Sworn before me this 6th day of June, 1870.


Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate





The People of the State of New York, To


William Bailey of Patch Grove Wisconsin, Margaret Bailey, Jane Bailey of New York City, Eliza Campbell of Bovina, Del. Co. N.Y.


You are hereby Cited and Required personally to be and appear before our Surrogate of our County of Delaware, at his office in the village of Delhi, in said Count, on the 9th
Day of May next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to attend the Probate Of the last Will and Testament of real and personal estate of William Bailey, deceased, which will then and there be offered for that purpose, on the Application of Nancy Cathells, an Executrix in said Will.


Given under the hand and seal of office of our said Surrogate at the village of Delhi,
Aforesaid, the 13th day of April, 1870


Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate.





The People of the State of New-York, To Alexander Storie, Alexander Hoy. You are hereby appointed Appraisers of the Personal Property of William Bailie deceased.


Given under my hand and official seal, at Delhi, this 6th day of June, 1870.
Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate


A true and perfect Inventory of all the personal property and effects of William Bailie late of the town of Bovina in the County of Delaware, deceased, made by Nancy Cathels, Executrix of the estate of the said deceased, with the aid and in the presence of Alexander Storie and Alexander Hoy, they having been previously appointed and sworn as APPRAISERS.


Done at the town of Bovina in the County of Delaware, this 30th day of June, 1870.


County of Delaware, ss:


We, Alexander Storie and Alexander Hoy, Appraisers, duly appointed by the Surrogate of said County of Delaware, do severally swear and declare, that we will truly, honestly and impartially appraise the personal property and effects of William Bailie, late of the town of Bovina in said County, deceased, which shall be for that purpose exhibited to us, to the best of our respective knowledge and ability.


Sworn before me, this 29th day of June 1870,


Alexander Stroie
Alexander Hoy


John Phyfer, Justice of the Peace


We Certify the annexed to be a true Inventory of the goods, chattels and credits of William Bailie deceased, with the value of the several articles, as far as the same have been shown to us.


Dated June 30th, 1870


Alexander Storie
Alexander Hoy Appraisers.


STATE OF NEW YORK,
DELAWARE COUNTY ss:


I, Nancy Cathels, Executor of the Estate of William Bailee, deceased, do swear that the annexed INVENTORY is, in all respects, just and true; that it contains a true statement of all the personal property of the said deceased, which has come to my knowledge, and particularly of all money, bank bills, and other circulating medium, belonging to the said deceased, and of all just claims of the deceased against me, according to the best of my knowledge.


Sworn and subscribed before me, this 26th day of July, 1870


Nancy Cathells


Jonas M. Preston, Justice of the Peace


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