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John Blackford, Sr.

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Death: March 18, 1749 (64)
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States (
Place of Burial: Baptist Church Yard, Scotch Plains, NJ
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Blackford and Ruth Blackford (Hull)
Husband of RUTH SUTTON
Father of Susannah Austin; John Blackford; Nathaniel Blackford; Sarah Chantler; Mary Laing, m.1746 and 2 others
Brother of Keziah Molleson; Ruth Blackford; Nancy Mercy Blackford; Rebecca Blackford; Rachel Blackford and 6 others

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Blackford Wills

I transcribed the wills from photocopies of the originals obtained from the State of New Jersey. The transcription of these wills are appearing on Public Trees. Please ask permission first before taking someone transcription and publishing it as your own work, and give me credit for the transcription. Thank you, Nancy M. Boyd 
The Last Will and Testament of John Blackford Sr. b. 1685 died 1749 Piscataway County, Province of East New Jersey Transcribed with difficulty as to certain terms, spelling and handwriting of the times.
In the name of God Amen this eighteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty seven. I John Blackford of Piscataway in the County of Middlesex in the Province of East New Jersey Yeoman living weary sick and weak in body but for the mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it------? too unto allowance to due so make and to ordain this my Last Will and Testament. That is to say provisionally and first of all I give and secondary soul into the hand of God that gave it and for my body commend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manor at the ---- of m----------having doubt but at the General Resurrection I shall be the same again by the grace of God and as touching such worldly Estate--------? with it hath pleased God to bless in this life. I give and dispose of the same in the following manor and forms~
Item It is my will and so order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied our of my moveable estate by my executors assigned after named~
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ruth Blackford all my moveable estate that's over and above (above) paying just debts~
Item I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Blackford the sum of twenty shillings as ----? him to ------- John Blackford my son from claiming after my ---------? (could be passage ie death etc) any of my estate either rail(real) or personal that the sum of twenty shillings as aforementioned this my Last will and testament to him given and bequeathed~
Item I bequeath to my second son Nathaniel Blackford the sum of twenty pounds money at eight sterling --- -----?~
Item I give unto my heir and youngest son Jeremiah Blackford all my plantation ------- I now live situate lying and being in Piscataway, on the south side of Bound Brook. Containing one hundred and eleven acres more or less unto him his heirs and assign forever with all that --------and ------- Him to be fairly enjoyed forever. And Jeremiah Blackford shall within one year of my passage pay the above to John and Nathaniel Blackford theirs above. My son Jeremiah Blackford shall within one year after my death pay unto my daughter Sarah Chantler the sum of 10 pounds -------at eight shillings promised to be paid to her or heirs, and also this sum of ten pounds money as above to be paid out to my second daughter Susannah Astin wife of Moses Astin, and also the sum of ten pounds money to be paid to my third daughter Mary Laing and also the sum of ten pounds to be paid out to my fourth daughter Ann. All to be paid by my son Jeremiah Blackford with this term of time above provision and that justly my will is that pleases God that my son Jeremiah Blackford die without any issue then the plantation shall be sold and equaly divided to all my children, sons and daughters everyone their equal part of the Plantation and ---- Jeremiah BlackfordI shall maintain his mother Ruth Blackford, my wife, during the time of her widowhood and to have and by that avove moveable estate----?~
And I do hereby make a point constituted and ordain my two beloved sons John Blackford and Nathaniel Blackford to be my only and soul Executors of this my Last Will and Testamont. Revising and disabling all other testaments and wills ------to by me made in word or writing and this to be taken for my Last Will and Testament and no other. In witness ------ I shall ------ bear unto set my hand and seal this day and year first above written ------- and published by this John Blackford to be his last will and testament in the presence of us}
Witnessed by Samuel Drake
C. Chantler, Isaac 
Signed by John Blackford, X indicating his mark
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John Blackford, Sr.'s Timeline

Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Age 26
Age 28
Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Age 29
Piscataway Twp, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Age 31
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Age 39
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
March 18, 1749
Age 64
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States