Last Will & Testament of Ira Schutt (1801-1874)

Transcribed by Mary Ellen Van Camp



Know all men by these presents that I, Ira Schutt, of Great Barrington in the County of Berkshire and state of Massachusetts

being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament.


First, I hereby constitute and appoint Frank B Schutt and Isaac Spurr to be executors of this my last will

directing my said executors to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses and the legacies herein after given out of my estate.


Second after the payment of my said debts and funeral expenses I give to my wife Emma Schutt my spectacles and

all my household furniture and fifteen hundred dollars in money for her sole and separate use.


Third I give to Marcus M Schutt the sum of one hundred and sixty five dollars heretofore given him the said Marcus M

the sum of two hundred and thirty five dollars which together with the aforesaid sum of one hundred and sixty five dollars

will amount to the sum of four hundred dollars the aforesaid sum of four hundred dollars having also heretofore been given by me to each of my sons Everett P Schutt and Frank B Schutt. I also give to said Marcus M Schutt all of my wearing apparel.


Fourth I give to my son Everett P. Schutt my rifle.


Fifth the resident of my estate I give equally to all of my children viz; Everett P. Schutt, Frank B Schutt, Marcus M. Schutt, Harriett A. Holmes, Martha A. Holmes, Delia M. Chalker, Adaline E. Spurr an Ellen M Dillon.


In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the presence of the witnesses  named below this eighteenth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred & seventy four.


Ira Schutt  


Signed, sealed published and declared by the said Ira Schutt as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request, have subscribed our names as witness hereto.


M.E. Tobey

C Norton

Harvey Holmes



Source: Probate Records of Berkshire County, Berkshire Anthenaeum, Pittsfield, MA, Transcribed by Mary Ellen Van Camp