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New Jersey: Book K p. 508-510

Hereas Caleb Hortton (Senír) late of Roxbury in the County of Morris and Province of New Jersey by his last Will and Testament bearing date the sixteen the day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty Nine did Nominate me the ??? Executor of the said Testament Now know yet that I do hereby Renounce and Refuse to take upon my self the Burden of the Execution of the said will and all interm whatsoever with the Estate of this said Deceased, Whitnefs my hand and seal this Eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Two maked & delivered in the presence of Benjamin Horton
 
C. Hortonís Will of May 25, 1774

In the name of God Amen, I Caleb Horton of Roxbury in Morris County in the Province of New Jersey being at Present Weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore But calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for all men made to die do make and Ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: First and Principally I give and Surrender my Soul into the hands of God who gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Blefs me with in this life, I give, will and dispose of as follows   First I order all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid by my Executors out of my Movable Estate. Secondly I give Will and Bequeath unto Phebo my dearly Beloved wife the use of my now Dwelling house and the Gardens as they are fenced it being about three Quarters of an acre of land, also the Orchard I purchased of my son Samuel Swesey, so long as she shall remain my Widow, and no longer.  Futhermore, I give unto my said wife all the Remaining Part of my Moveable Estate (Except what shall I hereafter dispose of ) and such injunctions as I shall lay on my four sons, viz: Caleb Horton, Nathaniel, Elijah and Nathan, for her to enjoy and dispose of as she shall soo meet, All which I give my said wife for her to Quit her Right of Dowry and Power of thirds.  Thirdly for the better Enabling of my said sons to perform the injunctions aforesaid, I give unto them as following.  Fourthly I give Will and Bequeath unto my said son Caleb Horton and to his heirs and afsigns forever a part of my Tract of Land I purchased of Isaac Pierson Beginning at the land  Jonah Robinson bought of one Colmon and from thense to pillar of Stones upon the Center line that one Wm. Reding run when he laid out the said Land into Lotments for said Pierson Supposed to go twenty three Chain be it more or lefs and to Extend North Sixty degrees Westerly and South sixty degrees Easterly to the utmost bounds containing about four hundred acres.  Fifthly I give Will and Bequeath unto my said son Nathaniel Horton and to his heirs and afsigns forevor another Part of my said Tract.  Beginning at the above Bequeathed Land runing from thense to a Pillar of Stones upon the said Center line supposed to be thirty two chain be it more or lefs and to extend North sixty degrees Westerly and South Sixty degrees Easterly to the utmost Bounds containing about four hundred acres.
Sixthly I give Will and Bequeath unto my said son Nathan Horton and to his heirs and afsigns forever another Part of my said Tract of Land Begining at the Land I Bequeathed to my said son Nathaniel from thense to a pillar of Stones upon said Centor line supposed to be thirty two Chain be it more or lefs and to Extend North sixty degrees Westerly and South sixty degrees Easterly to the utmost Bounds containing about four hundred acres.  Seventhly I give Will and Bequeath unto my son Elijah Horton and to his heirs and afsigns forever All the remaining Part of my said Tract of Land Containing about four hundred acres be it more or lefs And also the Farm I now live upon which I Purchased of my son Samuel Swesey And also my Farm I purchased of Obadiah Brown.  Eightly I order my said son Elijah to provide for my said wife a sufficient Quantity of Suitable firewood and also to pasture two Cows in good pasture in the summer season and to winter them well the town aforesaid and also provide a good able easy horse for her whenever she hath occasion to use one And I further order my said son Elijah to pay each of my said sons viz: Caleb, Nathaniel and Nathan the sum of twenty five pounds five shillings a piece money of New Jersey af as ? at8/ and oz:  within four years after my decease.  Furthermore I order my said son Elijah to pay unto each of my daughters viz: Phebe, Hannah, Sarah, Mary and Rhoda three pounds a piece and to my grandson Justin King the sum of two pounds all money at 8 lbs and 10 oz.  Ninthly I order each of my said sons viz: Caleb, Nathaniel, Elijah and Nathan to pay unto my said wife four pounds a piece money as aforesaid yearly and every to the day of her death or marriage which shall first happen.
Tenthly and Lastly of this my last Will and Testament, I do hereby Constitute appoint and Ordain Phebe my dearly beloved wife and my two sons Caleb Horton and Elijah Horton my Executrix and Executors of this my last Will and Testament will full power and authority to act in and about the premises and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disowned all and every other former Testaments, Wills and Bequests Rattifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament.  In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my Seal the sixteenth day of May in the Year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine.

Signíd sealíd Published and Declared by the said
CalebHorton to be his last Will & Testament in the        Caleb Horton. Seal
 presence of us Witnefses.  Richard Terry, Constant
King, Joseph King, Frederick King.

Codicil
Be if Known to all Men by these presents That Whereas I Caleb Horton of Roxbury in the County of Morris and Province of New Jersey have made and declared my last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the Sixteenth day of May one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine   I the said Caleb Horton by this present codicil do fully and confirm my said last Will and Testament except whereas I ordered all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid by my executors out of my movable estate I do now hereby order my said four sons viz: Caleb, Nathaniel, Elijah and Nathan to pay all my just debts and funeral charges equally between them and except all that part of my movable estate which I gave unto Pheby my dearly beloved wife (she being now dead) I now give and bequeath it all to my said five daughters, Phebe, Hannah, Sarah, Mary and Roda to be divided equally between them and my will and meaning is that this codicil or schedule be and be adjudged to be part and parsol of my said last will and testament and that all things forementioned and contained be faithfully and truly performed as fully and amply in every Respect as if the same were so declared and set down in my said last Will and Testament Witness my hand and seal the second day of January in the year of out Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty Eight .

Sealíd and Delivered in the presence of                     Caleb Horton: Seal
Richard Terry, Constant King