The Last Will and Testament of Augustus Jerome deceased with the probate thereof Recorded September 15, 1817.
For the name of God Amen.I, Augustus Jerome of the town of Berlin, in the County of Rensselaer and State of New York being weak in body but of sound & perfect mind and memory, blessed be the Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, (that is to say) after paying all my just and lawful debts, I give & bequeath to my son,**Viscount Alonson Jerome, the sum of five dollars. I also give and bequeath to my daughters, Waty Jones (wife to James Jones) Elizabeth Jones (wife to Daniel Jones) Hannah Hull, (wife to Justus P. Hull) Caty Jerome, (single woman), and to my son Hilton R. Jerome and also to my daughter Polly Jerome, (single woman) and to my grand daughter, Hannah Foster (single woman) all my goods, chattels, lands and tenements both real and personal, situate lying and being in the Town of Berlin, County of Rensselaer, State of New York equally to be divided between them, to hold to them the said Waty Jones (wife to James Jones), Elizabeth Jones, (wife to Daniel Jones), Hannah Hull (wife to Justus P. Hull), Caty Jerome, Hilton R. Jerome, Polly Jerome and Hannah Foster, their heirs and assigns forever And I do hereby appoint Samuel Vary, Esq. of the Town of Berlin and Daniel Jones, aforesaid of the Town of Hoosac Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.In Witness whereof I hereto set by hand and seal the 7th Day of July, in the year of our Lord 1817.
Signed Sealed, Published and declared by the above named Augustus Jerome to be his Last Will and Testament in the presents of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presents of the Testator.
Signed Augustus Jerome, L.S.
Samuel Vary, Samuel Burdick & JW Thomas
State of New York – Rensselaer County }
Be it remembered that on the fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord, Once Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventeen, personally appeared before me, William McManus, Esquire Surrogate of said County of Rensselaer, Samuel Vary, one of the subscribing witnesses to the will of Augustus Jerome late of the town of Berlin in said County, deceased, who being duly declared that he did see the Augustus Jerome Seal and execute the written instrument of which the annexed is a copy purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of the said Augustus Jerome, bearing date of the Seventh of July, in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and Seventeen and??publish and declare the same as and for this last will and testament.That at the time given, the said Augustus Jerome was of sound mind to the best of ?? and belief of the said Samuel Vary and that he the said Samuel Vary with Samuel Burdick & Jeffrey W. Thomas, the other witnesses to the said Will, hereby subscribes their hands and names to the said will as witnesses in the presence of the Testator and of each other.
Signed by William McManus, Esquire
**Viscount is how it appeared, to me this may be incorrect….the first 3 letters are not real readable….however the count part is.