Joshua Warne (1706 - 1758)

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Birthplace: South Amboy, NJ, USA
Death: Died in South Amboy, NJ, USA
Managed by: Matthew John Rae
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Posted: 2 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT Classification: Will Edited: 21 Aug 2001 2:27AM GMT Joshua Warne's wife was Elizabeth Throckmorton, dau. of Joseph and sister of Job Throckmorton. According to his will, which was executed the day before his death, he was a farmer and miller, and lived at South Amboy, Middlesex County, N. J. He appears also at one time to have lived in Middletown, or at Middletown Point, now Matawan. Eleven children are mentioned in his will, although he had at least twelve, one having died years before. He was a man undoubtedly of considerable standing.

The following is a copy of the will of Joshua Warne, of South Amboy. He died the day after it was executed:

"August 4th, 1758. In the name of God Amen. I Joshua Warne of South Amboy in the County of Middlesex and Province of New Jersey, yeoman, being very Sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say principally & first of all I Give & recommend my Soul to God the Almighty hand that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God, and as touching such Worldly Goods where with it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I Give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Imprimis I order and desire my executors hereafter mentioned to pay off all my just & lawful Debts and the better to enable them to pay my several Creditors their legal demands my Will is that my executors shall Sell and Convey the Fulling Mill with ten or twenty Acres of Land adjacent thereto and more if my said executors judge necessary together with so much of my Stock and other superfluous moveables to defray & discharge the Same. Item. I order my said executors to Sell Convey & dispose of the residue and remainder of my Real & Personal estate whenever my youngest son Job arrives to the age of thirteen years and to be disposed off & distributed as hereafter recited vizt. That my said executors shall make an equal Division of the Purchase money of my Estate Stock and other Moveables when Sold Share & Share alike unto my beloved Wife Elizabeth in lieu of her Dower, and to my dear Children Thomas Joshua John William James Ezekiah Joseph Job Mary Elizabeth and Catherine when they come of full age or if any of my Daughters should marry then they & their Heirs pperly entitled to the Said bequest & deem'd as of full age. Item. I order my executors to maintain and Support my younger children to be Supported & maintained in meat drink Cloathing and Schooling, proper & sufficient till the disposal of my Said Place and then that the proportional Division arising from the Sale thereof shall be put out to the younger Childrens use till of full age to the Safest & most Solvent hands they can best judge and likewise that my dear Wife shall remain and continue together with my dear Children in their minority or under age shall receive and enjoy the benefits accruing and arising from the said Plantation and remaining Stock for the Support above mentioned and the Surplus thereof during said time should exceed to be equally distributed as above. And that my dear Wife during her tender care of my dear children shall live possess & enjoy her usual liberties & privileges in and over my House and Plantation till the day of her marriage & no longer if before the Sale thereof and in case she should marry now & then I give & bequeath unto her my best Bed & furniture my Gray mare & Saddle together with a small decent furniture for a Room to the value of five pounds. Item. I Give & bequeath unto my beloved Son Thomas as his Birthright my Bay Horse with a white face. Item. I order my said executors that they shall take just care to put out my Several Sons as soon as they arrive at the age of Sixteen years shall be Bound and put out to proper Trades to their liking. Item. My last design and Will is that in case any of my dear children should happen to dye before they come to full age as above specified that their proportional parts as above bequeathed shall then fall & devolve to their Surviving Brothers & Sisters to them their Heirs & assigns forever. Item that my Daughters Mary & Elizabeth out of their proportional parts give & pay unto my other dear children the sum of five pounds each of them out of their particular Shares having already received from me equivalent to this deduction. Item I order & appoint my beloved Wife Elizabeth my sons Thomas and Joshua to be whole & sole executors of this my last Will & Testament.

Signed Sealed pronounced & Declared| in presence of us interlined | before Sealing & Delivery, the | words on day of her marriage & |Joshua Warne, L S no longer if before & the word | Thomas Richd Frances, Samuel | Warne Robt Savage. |

Be it Remembered that on the twenty-eighth day of August one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight before me Thomas Bartow duly Authorized personally came Richard Frances & Samuel Warne who being duly Sworn do Depose that they were present & saw Joshua Warne the Testator in the foregoing Will named Sign and Seal the same & heard him publish and Declare it to be his last Will & Testament, and that at the doing thereof he was of Sound mind & memory to the best of their knowledge & as they verily believe and that at the Same time Robert Savage was present and signed as a Witness together with them the Deponents in the Testators presence.

Thos Bartow

Be it also Remembered that at the same time Elizabeth Warne Thomas Warne & Joshua Warne the executors in the foregoing Will named personally came before me & were qualified for the due execution thereof by taking the usual Oath of executors as appointed by Law.

Thos Bartow

Probate Granted by Governor Bernard in the usual form.

Dated 28 Augt 1758

Recorded Sept. 26, 1758 Liber F of Wills p 549, Trenton.

 
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Joshua Warne's Timeline

1706
December 23, 1706
South Amboy, NJ, USA
1740
December 13, 1740
Age 33
South Amboy, NJ, USA
1758
August 5, 1758
Age 51
South Amboy, NJ, USA
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