LAYTON, John 1
John had nine children by his first marriage (spouse's name unknown): John, Edmund, Albert, Jonathon, Safety, Thomas, Margaret, Hope and Stacia [Stacy].
John married Priscilla LONG, daughter of Jonathon LONG and Mary UNKNOWN, in 1809 in Salem County, New Jersey. (Priscilla LONG was born about 1790 in Salem County, New Jersey and died on 12 Jan 1851 in Pilesgrove, Salem County, New Jersey.)
Book of Wills, 1811-1828 (Office of the Surrogate of the County of Salem, New Jersey), Vol. B, p. 326. Surety: 4. Will of John Layton, dated April 18, 1817
In the name of God Amen. I, John Layton of Pittsgrove, in the County of Salem, State of New Jersey, being of perfect mind and sound memory, thanks be given unto God for the same, but calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing y that it is appointed for all men once to die, and as touching such worldly estate as God in his kind province has been pleased to bless me with, I give and devise in the following manner, Therefore do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say: First I recommend my soul to the Almighty God that gave it and my body to be committed to the earth in Christian and decent like manner; at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.
Item, my will is that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid out of my personal estate as soon as may be convenient after my decease at the discretion of my Executrix.
Item, I give and bequeath my beloved wife Priscella the whole of my property, except what hereafter to be otherwise disposed of, to her and her heirs forever.
Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret, a feather bed, bedstead and bedding to her and her heirs forever.
Item, I give and bequeath to my sons John, Edmund, Johnathan, Thomas, Albert, Safety, Statia, Paul, William and Nathan and daughter Jane the sum of 50 cents each.
Lastly, I do hereby appoint and constitute my beloved wife Priscella sole executrix of this my last will and testament and making void all former wills and executors by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of April in the year of our Lord, One thousand Eight Hundred and Seventeen.
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and :
declared by the said John Layton as his :
last will and testament in the presence of :
us the subscribers that is to say-- : John Layton (S)
John Mayhew (S)
Holmes Parvin, Junr. (S)
An inventory of the Estate of John Layton, deceased, was made April 24, 1817 by John Mayhew and John Davis. It was sworn to before Daniel Garrison, Surrogate, June 11, 1817. This inventory of goods and chattels in the amount of $412.89 1/2 was also sworn to by his widow on the same date.