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DOC U M E N TS 



RELATING TO THE 



COLONIAL HISTORY 



STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



FIRST SERIES— VOL. XXXIII 



CALENDAR OF NEW JERSEY WILLS, ADMINISTRATIONS, ETC, 

VOLUME IV— 1761-1770 



EDITED BY 



A. VAN DOREN HONEYMAN 

OF COMMITTEE ON COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 



SOMERVILLE, N. J. 
The Unionist-Gazette Association, Printers 



1928 



Introductory Note 



This, the fourth volume of Abstracts of Wills of New Jer- 
sey, includes wills, admix _ uardianships app 
ing on the records in Trenton as tiled or recorded from Jan. 
i. 1761. to December 31, 1770. a period of ten years. The 
abstracts were made by Dr. Joseph H. Satterthwaite. of Tren- 
ton and the Index under superintendence of the Editor. 

First dates in boldface type are often prior to 1760. and 
indicate when the will to which the date refers was executed 
(not probated). The name so printed is ac g \ the 

■-.ature to the will, however it may differ in the text I 
follows. 

All proper names of persons and places are believed to be 
printed as in the originals. This early period was one. however, 
when names were spelled so indifferently that the reader m 
have to consider various ways of spelling in order to discover 
certain of the surnames. 

The Index does not repeat the surnames of those whose 
wills, etc.. are abstracted, except in the instances where al- 
ternative spellings, in parentheses, are so extremely diver, 
from the alphab --.ngement that they may not be other- 

wise discovered. But neither first nor alternative spel' 
can always be considered to be correct spellir_- "ding to 

modern usages. 

This publication is madej possible by Legislative appropria- 
tion. 

THE EDITOR 



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between Ellen Robins' children when they come of age. My daugh- 
ter, Cathrine, rest of movable estate. If any of my daughter Ellen's 
children, by her former husband, die before they come of age, their 
part shall be divided among the other two. To my son Job's child, 
named Job, £10 when he is 21. Executors — Jacob Birdsall and Thom- 
as Whitson, Jr. Witnesses — Thomas Sutton, Samuel Bean, Henry 
Whitson. Proved May 14, 1765. 

1765, May 1. Inventory, £24.1.3, made by William Hunt and Rich- 
ard Reed. 

1765, May 13. Renunciation by Thomas Whitson, of Bucks Co., 
Penna., who declines to act as an executor. 

1768, May 4. Account by Jacob Birdsall, sole executor. 

Lib. 12, p. 214; Lib. 13, p. 438. 

175J). Aug. 6. Abbott, Samuel, Elsinboro Twsp., Salem Co.; will of. 
Son, William, place where I live, together with a certain right of 
land of 85 acres. Daughter, Rebeckah Abbott, the plantation that 
I bought of Thomas Goodwin. W T ife, Hannah, given movables, and hk 
the profits of both plantations. Executors — wife, Hannah, and son, 
William. Witnesses — Joshua Thompson, Henry Stubbines, Mary 
Thompson. 

1760, July 7. Codicil. I also appoint my daughter, Rebeckah Ab- 
bot, an executrix. Witnesses — John Thompson, John Garrel, Mary 
Thompson. Proved June 3, 1761. 

1760, Dec. 27. Inventory, £1106.11.1, by Joshua Thompson and 
Charles Fogg. Lib. 11, p. 9. 

1762, May 31. Abit, Edith, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Bur- 
roughs Abit. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Spicer; both of Greenwich 
Township, said Co., yeoman. Edith Abit was the late wife of said 
Burroughs. Lib. 11, p. 225. 

1766, April 29. Abit (Abbitt), Joseph, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — William Abit. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Kelsey; both 
of said place. 

1766, April 29. Inventory, £147.7.1, by George Corwine and Samuel 
Corwine. "A legacy left him by his father, James Abit, £30." 

Lib. 12, p. 422. 

1765, Aug. 10. Abraham, James, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Real and personal estate to be sold. Son, George, my pew in 
Topanamus church, and Y 2 my pew in Spotshood church. Son, James, 
my other pew in Topanamus church, and y 2 my pew in Spotshood 
church. Son, John, ten shillings. To my daughters, Elizabeth's, 
three children, £150 when 21. To daughter, Mary, wife of John 
Combs, Sr., £150; daughter, Sarah, wife of John Combs, Jr., £150; 
daughters, Ann, Pheby and Jeane, £150 each; daughters, Hannah and 
Margaret, £150. Rest of my estate to sons George, James and John, 
daughter Mary, wife of John Combs, Sr., and daughter Sarah, wife 
of John Combs, Jr., and to daughters Ann, Pheby and Jeane, and the 
children of my daughters Hannah and Margaret. Executors — son, 
James, John Combs, Sr., and Nicholas Everson. Witnesses — Alex- 
ander Scoby, Thomas Smith, Andrew Maid. Proved Oct. 10, 1765. 

1765, Sept. 30. Inventory, £698.13.1, made by John Perrine, and 

(?)• Bonds, notes, and debts, due from many people, 

as mentioned in said Inventory. Lib. H, p. 563; File No. 3505-3520 M. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I761-I77O 7 

1756, Aug. 3. Abraham. Samuel, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. I give all my estate to my brothers and sisters. Executors 
— James, Abraham, Jr., and John Combs. Witnesses — William Day- 
ton, Peter Perine, James Smith. Proved June 20, 1761. 

Goods were sold by vandue to Charles Abraham, George Abraham, 
John Abraham, and James Abraham. Lib. G, p. 453. 

1762, April 22. Abrahams, Abraham, guardian. Whereas Abraham 
Abrahams, brother-in-law of Jacob Louzada, son and heir of Moses 
Louzada, late of Middlesex Co., merchant, by his petiton stated that 
the said Moses Louzada died intestate in 1755, leaving Hannah, his 
widow, and several children, and that Hannah took out letters of 
administration, and that Moses had estate in Somerset and Middle- 
sex counties, which descended to the said Jacob Louzada as being 
the eldest son and heir, and that Jacob for several years has been a 
lunatic, and that he may be appointed guardian of the said Jacob 
while he is of unsound mind; therefore the said Abraham Abrahams, 
of New York, Robert Sproull, and David Gosling, of Perth Amboy, 
go on a bond, wherein said Abraham Abrahams is made guardian as 
aforesaid. 

1764, Feb. 24. Revocation. Whereas Abraham Abrahams, brother- 
in-law of Jacob Louzada, son and heir at law of Moses Louzada, was 
appointed guardian of said Jacob, which letters were granted with- 
out inquisition taken, and not in due manner, and Jacob, who is now 
of age, has applied that the letters may be made void, and that he 
may take possession of his own property, therefore the letters are 
made void. Lib. H, pp. 134, 332. 

1762, April 16. Ackerman, Abraham, of New Barbadoes, Bergen 
Co.; will of. Son, Hendrick, and daughter, Rachel, dwelling house 
where I live. Son, John, Dutch bible, for his birthright. Daughter, 
Altye, £60, and daughter, Rachel, £16 at day of marriage. To my 
children, Altye, John, Abraham, Hendrick and Rachel, each a silver 
spoon; also Hendrickye, the daughter of my son Abraham, to have 
one. Real estate to my five children equally. My wife to command 
whole estate for one year. Executors — friend, Abraham Lowrance 
Ackerman and Guillian Berthoff. Witnesses — John Earle, Morris 
Earle and Willam Provoost. Proved Aug. 3, 1762. Lib. H, p. 295. 

1762, July 16. Inventory, £101.18.8, made by Reynier V. Giesen, 
Esq., and Jacob Zabreskie. File No. 760 B. 

1757, Aug. 20. Ackerman, Cornelius, of Bergen Co.; will of. Wife 
to have possession of estate while my widow. The £40 which I have 
paid towards buying the land of Abraham Ackerman shall be due to 
my wife from Peter and Lowrence, by order of father. If my wife 
marry again, the things given her by her father and mother is to 
be hers, but the things that are mine to go to my daughter Elizabeth. 
Executors — my wife and brother-in-law, John Zabriskie. Witnesses — 
Guillian Bertholf, John Hoppe and E. Ackerman. Proved Jan. 27, 
1767, Lenah Ackerman sworn as Executrix. Lib. I, p. 91. 

1760, May 13. Ackerman, Davd, Sr., of Paramus, Bergen Co.; will 
of. Oldest son, Abraham, my Bible. Son, Garret, the farm I live 
on, and he is to give his mother Vz he raises. Wife, Margaret. Rest 
of my children, Abram, David, Lowrance, Jannetie Ackerman, Alis 
Vanvoorhis, Altie Ackerman, and Alis Vanblerkum my moveable 



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estate. Executors — son, David, and son in law, Jacobus Vanvoorhis. 
Witnesses — William Cairns, Cornelia Cairns and Don Cairns. Proved 
Nov. 25, 1760. Probate granted to Jacobus Vanvoorhis, (the other 
Ex'r, David Ackerman, being dead). Also proved Sept. 30, 1761. 

1760, Aug. 18. Inventory, £107.6.9, made by Johannis Ackerman 
and Wm. Cairns. Lib. H, p. 59. 

1707, Feb. 5. Ackerman, David, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'x — Nel- 
letje Ackerman, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Jacobus Ackerman, 
of said Co. Witness — Morris Earle. 

1767, Feb. 5. Inventory, £21.2.0, made by Abraham Ackerman, and 
Guilliam Bertholf. Lib. I, p. 151. 

1757, Dec. 12. Ackermnn, Gerret, of Saddle River, in Bergen Co.; 
yeoman; will of. Son, Abram, 100 acres on east side of Saddle 
River, and woodland in northwest corner of old plantation. Son, Al- 
bert, farm where I live. Daughters, Thellitie, Staltie, Lena and 
Lizabeth, £100 each. Wife, Jannitie, my whole estate. Executors — 
sons Abram and Albert. 

1758, Apr. 1. Codicil. Witnesses — William Hoppe, Roelef Wester- 
velt and Treyntie Westervelt. Proved Sept. 6, 1762. Lib. H, p. 280. 

175D, Auj^. 1. Ackerman, Johannis, of Paremis, Bergen Co.; yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of estate while my widow. Son, 
Abraham, devised land, and he is to pay £30, to the rest of the chil- 
dren. Son, William, land on north side of the brook, and he is to 
pay to my other sons. Son David, the land between Abraham and 
William's. Sons — Johannis, Gerrit and Petrus also given land. Son, 
Cornelius, £40. Daughter, Aaltje, £5. Executors — Abraham Law- 
rence Ackerman, and Abraham Abrahamse Ackerman. Witnesses — 
Jacob Banta, Lena Banta, and Robert Livesey. Proved July 4, 1760, 
by Robert Livesey. Probate July 4, 1760, to Abraham Lawrense Ack- 
erman and Abraham Abrahamse Ackerman. Also proved Aug. 19, 
1761, by Jacob Banta and Lena Banta. (For inventory see preceding 
volume of Wills (Vol. Ill, p. 6), the will not there appearing). 

Lib. H, p. 52; File, No. 495 B. 

1765, June 15. Ackland. Philip, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth Ackland. Fellowbondsman — Christopher 
Lucas; both of said place. 

1765, June 8. Inventory, £8.1.7, made by Christopher Lucas and 
Benjamin Brush. Lib. 12, p. 119. 

1769, Feb. 4. Acritt, James, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, James, the plantation on which he lives, of 340 
acres, and, after his death, to my two grandsons, James and Joseph 
Eacritt, sons of said James. James to have the part his father lives 
on, and Joseph that where Butler lives on. The 300 acres where I 
live to my son John; but, if he will not live on it, then it is to be 
rented, and the rent paid to his two sons, Isaac and the next son, 
when they are 21. To my friend, Jacob Richman, my cane. The 100 
acres at Sepack's Neck to be sold, and money given to daughter 
Mary, and my grand daughters, daughters of James and John. Ex- 
ecutor — Jacob Richman. Witnesses — John Read, Samuel Read, John 
Combs. Proved April 17, 1769. Lib. 13, p. 539. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I761-I770 Q 

1767, April 15, Adair, Alexander, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. My goods to be sold. To William Miller, my sister's 
son, 18 pence. To William Hankeson, £1. To Rev. John Hanno, fl 
To John Miller, my sister's son, the rest of my estate. Executor — 
Samuel Polen. Superintendent — Rev. John Hanno. Witnesses — Jo- 
seph Osmun, William Hankinson, Susanna Hankinson. Proved June 
6, 1767. 

1767, May 21. Inventory, £50.6.10, made by, Francis McShane and 
William Hankinson. 

1769, Oct. 12. Account made by Samuel Poling, the executor. 

Lib. 13, p. 196; Lib. 14, p. 126. 

1754, March 6. Adams, David, of Great Egg- Harbor, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Sons, Jonas and David, my homestead where I live. 
Out lands and cedar swamps to be sold. Executors — my wife, Cath- 
rine, and Robert Morss. Witnesses — Japhet Leeds, Nicholas Sooy, 
Joseph Addams, Jr. Proved March 24, 1763. 

1763, Feb. 5. Inventory, £23.17.6. made by Nehemiah Leeds, and 
Nicholas Sooy. 

1772, Jan. 25. Account by Robert Morss, as executor. 

Lib. 11, p. 311. 

1767, Sept. 11. Adams, Matthew, of Hunterdon Co.; will of. Son, 
John, £10. Wife, Lydia, household goods. If my wife chooses, she 
may keep the place for 12 years, for which she shall keep my mother, 
and bring up all the children with the profits of the place. If my 
wife do not keep the place, then my executors are to dispose of it, 
and put the money to interest, and keep my mother and children 
there with; and at the end of 12 years, all of my estate, with the 
portion left to me and my wife by her father, John Chambers, de- 
ceased, to be divided in seven parts, and given to my wife Lydia, 
daughter Elenor, and sons, John, James, Benjamin, Elijah, and 
David, each one part. Executors — my wife, and my friends, John 
McDowel and John King. Witnesses — James Graham, Alexander Mc- 
Eowen, Andrew Rynor. Proved March 16, 1768. Lib. 12, p. 515. 

1762, Feb. 11. Adams, William, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co.; 
will of. Son, William, my plantation in Penns Neck, which form- 
erly belonged to Hugh McAdams, and contains 105 acres; also 40 
acres of woodland, which I purchased of Jeremiah Baker. Son, Seth, 
150 acres, which Seth's grandfather, Edward Hancock, purchased, 
and was formerly Malakey Davis's, and joins to Reneir Vanhist and 
William Hancock, and after Seth's death, one-half of the 150 acres 
to my son David; but if he dies then to Job Adams; but if he dies 
then to my daughter Sarah Adams; but if she die, then to my son 
William. Son William to have the other half, and he is to have the 
care of my son Seth as long as he shall live. Son, David, to have the 
plantation where I live, that I bought of Benjamin Ailing, in Allo- 
ways Creek Neck, of 100 acres. Rest of my estate to my son, Job 
Adams, and to Sarah Adams. Executors — friend, Edward Hancock, 
and my son, William. Witnesses — John Dickinson, Peter Amble, 
Roger Sherron. Proved March 13, 1769. 

1769, Feb. 18. Probate to both Executors. 

1769, March 13. Isaac Mulford, of Lower Alloways Creek Twp., 
Salem Co., weaver; and John Vanculin, of same place, yeoman; 
declared that they went to the house of William Adams to set up 



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with him in his last sickness, about the 11th or 12th of February- 
last; and William called his children, and said to them that it was 
his will that the two children which he had by his last wife, viz., 
Ezra and Hannah, should have £25 each, and that his son, David, 
must pay it. 

1769, March 13. Inventory £326.5.8, made by Thomas Sayre and 
John Stewart. Lib. 14, p. 106; Lib. 14, p. 152. 

1766, Nov. 24. Addams, Joseph, of Gloucester Co.; will of. Wife, 
Sarah, to have bed, negro Stephen, cows and horses. Daughters, 
Rebecca, Mary and Jane Addams, 3 cows each, when 18. Wife is 
pregnant; the child to be provided for. Son, John, to be bound out, 
and to have the land that James Murfy lives on. Part of planta- 
tion to be sold, and the rest to go to son Joseph. Executors — my 
wife, and friend, Nehemiah Leeds. Witnesses — Peter Romine, Japhet 
Leeds, Elizabeth Lawrence, Nicholas Sooy. Proved Feb. 10, 1769. 

1769, Jan. 25. Inventory, £78.8.6, of goods of Joseph Addams, of 
Great Egg Harbor Twsp., Gloucester Co., made by Nicholas Sooy and 
Peter Covenover. Lib. 14, p. 80. 

1763, Dec. 27. Addis, John, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. To my wife, Mary, and my daughter, Mary, all my real and per- 
sonal estate. Executors — my said wife, and my father in law, 
Gysbert Van Sickle. Witnesses — Lucas Voorhees, David Gano, Har- 
man Schunamon. Proved March 3, 1764. Lib. H, p. 408. 

1761, Feb. 3. Addoms, John, of Wantage, Sussex Co., husbandman; 
will of. Daughter, Deborah Addoms, a bed. Daughter, Caterine 
Addoms, a bed. Son, John Addoms, the land called the New Intent. 
Sons, Evi and Silvanus, the place I live on. Son, Robert, £50. Their 
mother to live in the house while she is my widow. Son, Uriah, a 
mare. Mentions "the four girls." Grandson, John Macklucke, a 
mare. Executors — sons, John and Silvanus. Witnesses — Joseph 
Crowell, Jeremiah Washburn. Proved Nov. 19, 1762. 

1763, Jan. 7. Inventory, £202.10.9, made by Andrew Wilson, and 
Samuel Crowell. Lib. 11, p. 292. 

1762, Nov. 19. Addoms, John, Jr., of Wantage, Sussex Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'x — Sarah Addoms (widow.) Fellowbondsman — Silvanus 
Addoms, yeoman; both of said place. 

1762, April 27. Inventory, £183.6.2, made by Samuel Crowell and 
Andrew Willson. "Land called New Intent, of 70 acres." 

Lib. 11, p. 288. 

1761, July 30. Alberson, Jacob, of Gloucester, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'x — Patience Alberson, widow. Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph Harrison, both of said Co. Witnesses — Sarah Howell and 
John Ladd. 

1761, July 16. Inventory, £669.0.1, made by Michael Fisher and Jo- 
seph Harrison. 

1763, April 7. Account made by Patience Albertson, as Adm'x. 

Lib. 10, p. 435. 

1766, Nov. 8. Albertson, Enoch, of Gloucester Twsp. and Co.; 
will of. Son, Isaac, £100. Daughter, Rebecca, £20. Wife, Elizabeth, 
rest. Land to be sold. Executors — my wife and my brother, Isaac 



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Albertson. Witnesses — James Boggs, Archibald Ingram. Proved Dec. 
1, 1766. 

1766, Nov. 22. Inventory, £224.15.9, made by Gabriel Daves and 
Josiah Albertson. Lib. 16, p. 148. 

1762, Fell. 24. Albertson, Ephraim, Jr., of Gloucester Co., Ward. 
Eldest son, and heir of Ephraim Albertson, of Town and Co. of Glou- 
cester, yeoman, who left lands by will to said son; and the son made 
choice of his friend, Aaron Albertson, of Newton, to be his Guar- 
dian. Witness — Sarah Howell. 

1762, Feb. 24. Guardian, Aaron Albertson, of Newton Twsp., Glou- 
cester Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — William Harrison, Jr., and 
John Griffith, both of Town and Co., yeoman. Witnesses — William 
Harrison and Sarah Howell. Lib. 11, p. 89. 

1768, July 20. Albertson, Sarah, of Gloucester Co., Ward. Daugh- 
ter of William Albertson of said Co. Guardian — Samuel Clement, 
Esq. Fellowbondsman — Ebenezer Hopkins, both of said Co. Wit- 
ness — James Talman. Lib. 13, p. 437. 

1767, May 23. Alexander, David, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Cath- 
arine Alexander, widow. Fellowbondsmen — John Mecum and Giles 
Lambson, yeomen; all of Penns Neck, said Co. 

1767, May 8. Inventory, £99.14.4, made by Allen Congelton and 
Giles Lambson. Lib. 13, p. 189. 

1762, April 1. Alexander, William, of Newton, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Reuben Eastlack, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Bor- 
rough, yeoman; both of said Township. 

1762, March 30. Inventory, £164.13.9, made by Isaac Mickle and 
Jacob Borrough. File 783 H. 

1760, Aug. 20. Alford, John, of Charles Town, Middlesex Co., Mass.; 
will of. I give £10 to the following widows, viz., Widow Wakefield 
in Boston, my wife; her cousin, Sarah Bradick, and my next neigh- 
bor, Widow Williams. Wife, Margaret, to have all my place, except 
the gold watch which I give to my sister, Joana Alford. Wife to 
have £700 and to live in my house. My brother, Benjamin Alford, 
£10. Sister, Joanna Alford, £500. Nephews, John Alford Tyng and 
James Tyng, £50. Nephew, Jonathan Tyng. As much as possible is 
to be collected, out of the estate of their father, Eleazer Tyng, 
Esq. To my nephew, the Rev. Edward Winslow, at Stratford, in 
Conn., for his daughter Margaret Alford Winslow, my neices, Mar- 
garet Pollard, Hannah Winslow, Mary Winslow, and my nephew. 
Thomas Alford Winslow, £10 each, as well as that due me from their 
father, Joshua Winslow. Nephew, John Winslow, niece, Elizabeth 
Loring, £50; and to my niece Sarah Vrylant, £50, and to John Loring, 
£20. My real and personal in New Jersey, Conn., Mass., or Island of 
Kitts, to be used to the best purposes that can be. Executors — Ed- 
mund Trowbridge, of Cambridge, and Richard Cary, of Charles Town. 
Witnesses — Joseph Lamson, William Lambson, John Lamson. Proved 
Oct. 27, 1761. 

On the same date John Winslow and Sarah, his wife; Sampson 
Stoddard, of Chelmsford, and Margant his wife; John Alford Tyng 
and James Tyng, both of Dunstable; Elizabeth Loung, widow, and 
Sarah Vreling, spinster, both of Boston, did all object to the probate 



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of said will, as, among other reasons, the testator was old and not 
of sound mind; after which an agreement was made between the 
parties concerned. Lib. 11, p. 427. 

1701, May 23, Allan, William, of Bedminster Twsp., Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Oldest son, John, the £48 that he owes me. Son, 
William, if he returns alive from sea, £50. Sons, Robert and Joseph, 
the house I live in, and the mill and land whereon they stand, and my 
92 acres joining the mill lot. Daughter, Rachel, a cow. Daughter, 
Hannah, a cow. Daughter, Margaret, a cow. My youngest daughter, 
Elizabeth, to live with Robert and Joseph, till she is 18, when she is 
to have £25. Wife, Sufiah, while my widow, the front room in the 
house I live in, and the bed I lie on, and to have meat, drink, Are, 
candle and washing. Executors — son Robert, and my friends, John 
Barkley, of Bedminster, and Aaron Boylan, of Baskingridge. Wit- 
nesses — Jeremiah Bright, John Barkley, John Smith. Proved July 6, 
1761. Lib. H, p. 2. 

1769, Jan. 9. Allback, Morris, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Annah, beds. Son, John William, Bible. Son, Philip, books. 
Wife to take choice of goods and rest to be sold and money given to 
wife, and two children, John William, Philip and Elizabeth. Execu- 
tors — my wife and Philip Ike. Witnesses — Augustine Reid, Coonrod 
Rerick, Tetrick Stroble. Proved March 22, 1769. Lib. K, p. 78. 

1754, March 22. Allen, David, of Manasquan, in town of Shrews- 
bury, Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Catharine, £150, and 
some goods. Daughter, Mercy, wife of Thomas Jeffery, the planta- 
tion they live on, near Manasquan Bridge, except the west half of 
the meadow, which is given to my only son, and, after her death to 
her sons. Son, Samuel, the rest of my estate, and he is to allow my 
brother, Joseph Allen, to board with him; but if my brother should 
become unable to pay his board, then my son is to keep him in a good 
manner. Executors — son, Samuel, and my son-in-law, Thomas Jef- 
fery. Witnesses — Joseph Lawrence, Ananiah Gifford, Jr., Anthony 
Woodward, Jr., Jacob Dennis. Proved April 18, 1760, and also April 
13, 1761. 

1760, March 5. Inventory, made by James Irons, David Johnston 
and Samuel Osborn. Lib. G, p. 425. 

1762, Jane 22. Allen, Ephraim, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
Ward. Son of Joseph Allen, of said place, yeoman, deceased. Makes 
choice of his friend, Joseph Potter, yeoman, as his guardian, till full 
age. 

1763, June 22. Guardian — Joseph Potter, of said Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — Arent Schuyler, of City of Burlington. File No. 2885 M. 

1764, June 22. Allen, Jacob, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Henry Allen, a relative. Pellowbondsman — Israel Ward; both of 
said town. Witness — John Mackay. 

1764, June 22. Renunciation, by Elizabeth Allen, the widow, in 
favor of Henry Allen. Witnesses — Israel Ward and Ezekiel Cheever. 

1764, June 23. Inventory, made by David Ward and Laurince Will- 
son. 

1764, Sept. 21. Account made by Adm'r. Lib. H, p. 349. 



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1759, June 13. Allen, James, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, John, land near Mt. Holly, that I bought of 
Richard Prickett, of 28 acres, when 21. Son, James, farm where I 
live. Executors — son, James, and kinsman, William Woolston. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Stokes, Jacob Prickitt, Jr., and Gab. Blond. 

1760, Dec. 7. Codicil. Brother, Robert Allen, clothing. Grand- 
daughter, Dorothy Allin, gold ring. Grandson, Samuel Allin, £5. To 
Saboelah, the daughter of Frances Alkinton, a bed. To Samuel Allin, 
son of George, dec'd, a calf. Witnesses — Joseph Stokes and Thomas 
Parkinson. Proved Sept. 19, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 367. 

1761, Sept. 18. Inventory, £192.14.5, made by James Dobbin and 
Robert Sherred. 

1767, Nov. 16. Allen, Job, of Pequanack Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Jacob Ford, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Kinney; both 
of said place. Witness — Joseph Ball. 

1767, Nov. 10. Renunciation by Christian Allen in favor of Jacob 
Ford, Jr. Witness — John Walton, Jr. Lib. I, p. 208. 

1762, ApHl 13. Allen, John, of Hanover, Morris Co., weaver; will of. 
Real and personal to be sold, and money divided between my wife, 
Sarah, and my son, Daniel. If David decease in his nonage, then his 
% to be given to my wife's children. Executors — Jonathan Ford and 
Benjamin Halsey. Witnesses — David Ogden, Eunis Ford, Ezekiel 
Cheever. Proved May 20, 1762. Lib. H, p. 126. 

1761, May 33. Allen, Joseph, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, use of the plantation which joins the Whale 
Pond Brook. Eldest son, John, farm where I live, which was left 
him by his grandfather Allen; also the land I bought of Daniel Wil- 
liams. Sons, Ephraim Allen and William Jackson Allen, the land 
that joins Whale Pond Brook, after wife's death. Youngest daughter, 
Sarah, £20. Daughters, Mary, Lydig and Sarah Allen, £40 each. 
Mary's to be paid when 18, and the two youngest when 14. To my 
mother, Hance, £30. Executors — friends, Stephen Cook and Joseph 
Jackson. Witnesses — Job Cook, Edward Patterson Cook, Stephen 
Woolley. Proved June 6, 1761. Lib. H, p. 128. 

1761, Oct. 3. Allen, Joseph, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., cord- 
wainer; will of. Wife, Hannah, £20. My wife and my sons, Ebenezer, 
John and Daniel, to have an equal share. Daughters, Margaret and 
Johanna, £20 each less than the sons. Sons to be put to trades. 
Executors — Richard Lawrence and Samuel Scott. Witnesses — Ed- 
mond Lafetra, James Lafetra, James Hill. Proved Nov. 19, 1761. 

1761, Nov. 19. Inventory, made by George Allen and Edmond 
Lafetra. Lib. H, p. 43. 

1765, Nov. 16. Allen, Joseph, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Brother Benjamin Allen, my lands, when he 
is 21, except my Landing place. To Thomas West, a Landing on 
Manto Creek, to extend from my wharf to Thomas West's wharf. 
If Benjamin die before 21, then the lands to be sold, and money 
divided among my sisters, Abigail Allen, Rebecca Lodge, Patience 
Allen, Elizabeth Allen and Deborah Allen, and my mother, Patience 
Allen. Executor — friend, Jacob Spicer. Witnesses — Israel West, Ben- 
jamin Hooton, William Scull. Proved May 6, 1769. Lib. 14, p. 183. 



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1764, April 25. Allen, Judah, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., ward. 
Son of Ralph Allen, of said place, deceased; who makes choice of 
Benjamin Brookfield as his Guardian. 

1764, April 25. Guardian — Benjamin Brookfield. Fellowbondsman 
— Nathaniel Higgins; both of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Witnesses 
— Elias Woodruff and Robert Ogden. File Nos. 2985-2988 M. 

1766, Dec. 22. Allen, Thomas, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Cathrine, the household goods, and the 
50 acres of land in her charge, that belongs to her son, Daniel. Son, 
Thomas, to have part of that 100 acres which I bought last; and 
John to have that part above the road; but Margaret Murphy is to 
have the use of the house for 2 years. Sons, Jeremiah and Richard, 
£5 each. Rest of money to my daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, and Le- 
dona. Executor — son, Richard. Witnesses — John Smith, Andrew 
Linmier, Robert Howard. Proved Feb. 1, 1768. 

1768, Feb. 1. Renunciation, by Richard Allen. 

1768, Feb. 1. Adm'r — Abel Harris. Fellowbondsman — Robert How- 
ard and John Smith, yeomen; all of Penns Neck, Salem. 

1768, Jan. 29. Inventory, £59.2.6, made by Robert Howard and Rich- 
ard Allen. Lib. 13, p. 386. 

1756, Nov. 17. Allen, William, of Bethlehem [Hunterdon Co.]; will 
of. My estate to be sold and the proceeds to be given to my wife, 
in order to bring up my children. Executors — son, William Allin, 
and my friend, Charles Hoff, Jr. Witnesses — John Cowan, Martha 
Erwine and Thomas Allen. (No proof of will.) Recorded 1765. 

File Nos. 7715-7716 C. 

1764, Aug. 28. Ailing, John, of Elizabeth Town Boro, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Abirgirl, % the moveables, and use of % the lands. 
Sons, Daniel, and Joseph, the plantation where I live, which I pur- 
chased of Matthias Ailing, formerly belonging to Josiah Brodwill, 
lying in Turkey, at the head of land of John Clark, when they are 21. 
Daughters, Hannah Hicks, Phebe Meker, Unis Boyd and Abirgirl, rest 
of moveables. Executors — kindmen, Isaac Woodruff and Amos Pot- 
ter, and Stephen Meeker. Witnesses — John Ogden, John Ogden, Jr., 
Ezekiel Ogden. Proved Dec. 12, 1764. Lib. I, p. 302. 

1765, Jan. 30. Allinson, Elizabeth, of City and County of Burling- 
ton; will of.. Son, Samuel Allinson, all my estate, he paying out to 
each of my three sons, Peter, Joseph and Jacob Allinson, £50; also 
to pay to my granddaughters, Elizabeth and Mary Allinson, daugh- 
ters of my deceased son Thomas Allinson, £25; also to pay to Mary 
Holmes, £5. Daughters-in-law, Elinor Allinson and Mary Clothier, 
wearing apparel. Son, Jacob, is absent, and not known whether liv- 
ing or dead. Executors — my brother, Thomas Scattergood and son, 
Samuel Allinson. Witnesses — John Hoskins, Mary Holmes, John Hos- 
kins. Proved Sept. 12, 1768. Lib. 13, p. 429. 

1761, May 2. Alli.son, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — Jo- 
seph Allison, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — John Allison, of same 
place. Adm. 342. 

1766, June 3. Allison, Richard, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., sadler; 
will of. Son, Burgiss, my books. Wife, Ruth, rest of personal and 



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real estate, to enable her to bring up my two children; that is to 
say, till my son, Burgiss Hall, comes to the age of 21, and then I 
give to said son, Burgiss Hall, 1-3 of my estate, and the other 2-3 
to remain for my wife, till my daughter, Anna, is 18, and then I 
give to Anna, Y 2 of the said 2-3, and the other y z to my wife. Ex- 
ecutors — my son, Burgiss Hall, and my friends, Safety McGee and 
John Butler, Jr., both of Bordentown. Witnesses — Samuel Mullady, 
Stephen Burrowes, Josiah Ellis. Proved June 17, 1766. 

Lib. 12, p. 389. 

1768, March 9. Allman, Solomon, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Jane Allman, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Matthias Lamb- 
son and Hance Lambson, yeomen; all of said place. 

1768, March 9. Inventory, £393.0.6, made by Andrew Sinnickson 
and William Stretch. Lib. 13, p. 334. 

1768, Aug. 17. Anderson, Benjamin, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Eldest son, Joseph Anderson, 20 shillings. Daughter, Han- 
nah Johnson, £80 and some goods. Rest of real and personal to my 
four sons, Joseph, Joshua, Elijah and Benjamin. Executors — my 
four sons, and my son in law, Abraham Johnson. Witnesses — John 
Houghton, Sarah Houghton, Azariah Hunt. Proved May 4, 1769. 

1769, April 11. Inventory, £147.7.11, made by Azariah Hunt and 
John Houghton. Lib. 14, p. 149. 

1765, Dec. 6. Anderson, Cornelias, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Coterin, £15 every year, beds, cows, etc. 
Son, Cornelius, £10, to be paid to him five years after my death, 
with Ys the profits of the plantation. Son, Thomas, rest of my 
estate. Executors — said Thomas Anderson and Daniel Drake. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Bonham, John Smith, Timothy Smith. Proved Aug. 
19, 1768. 

1768, Aug. 12. Inventory, £424.8.0, made by John Hart and Tim- 
othy Smith. 

1778, Jan. 5. Account, by Daniel Drake, the Executor. 

Lib. 12, p. 511; Lib. 18, p. 689. 

1766, Sept. 24. Anderson, James, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
John Anderson and Kenneth Anderson, father and brother of said 
James. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Newton; all of Freehold, Monmouth 
Co. 

1766, Oct. 3. Inventory, £267.0.7, made by Peter Perrine, Edmund 
Leslie, James Hude, William Laird, Jacob Wikoff, Thomas Cook, 
Philip Stockton, and Robert Embly. Lib. I, p. 5. 

1761, June 17. Anderson, John, Esq., of Greenwich Twsp., Sussex 
Co.; will of. Son, James, £20, as he is the oldest son. The rest of 
my children to have £20, except my daughter, Mary, she appearing, 
shall have an equal share with the other children; if she does not 
appear, then to her daughter, Margaret Briggs, when she is 18. Wife, 
Rachel, the rest of my estate. Executors — my wife, and my son 
John. Witnesses — Robert McMurtrie, John McClenachan, John Drum. 
Proved July 3, 1761. 

1761, June 29. Inventory, £116.19.3, made by William Launder ana 
Jonathan Pettit. Lib. 10, p. 475. 



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1762, Sept. 9. Anderson, John, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co., mer- 
chant; will of. Personal and real estate to be sold. Wife, Martha, 
£40. To the Presbyterian Congregation at Bound Brook, £5. To my 
daughters, Mary, Martha and Hannah, who are married, £20 each. 
To my daughters, Margaret, Priscilla, Elizabeth and Sarah, £25 each, 
when they are 21. Executors — wife, and my friend, Samuel Kemble. 
Witnesses — Hendrick Fisher, Jr., Jacob Harris, Elias V. Court. Proved 
Jan. 3, 1766. 

1765, Dec, 6. Inventory, £447.16.4, made by John Miller and Michael 
Field. ' Lib. H, p. 584. 

1767, Jan. 39. Anderson, John, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Israel 
Swayze. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Lundy; both of said Co. Wit- 
nesses — Ephraim Darby and Thomas Anderson. 

1767, Jan. 16. Inventory, £14.17.7, made by John Read and Samuel 
Lundy. 

1768, April 4. Account made by Adm'r. 

Lib. 12, p. 467; Lib. 12, p. 521. 

1762, March 11. Anderson, Joseph, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. My estate to be divided between Simon Ander- 
son and Thomas Anderson, when they are 21. Executor — uncle, 
George Warner. Witnesses — John Kille, Isaac Anderson, Francis Dun- 
ham. Proved May 31, 1762. 

1762, April 16. Inventory, £26.8.6, made by Samuel Sims, and John 
Kille. Lib - n ' P- li)0 - 

1765, April 9. Anderson, Nathaniel, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Timothy Anderson, (alias Andress), the eldest son. Fellow- 
bondsman — Joseph Riggs; both of said place. 

1766, March 28. Inventory, £14.12.2, made by John Ogden and Sam- 
uel Huntington. Signed by Timothy Andress, Adm'r. 

1767, May 21. Account made by Timothy Andress, Adm'r, on estate 
of Nathaniel Andress. Lib. H, p. 423. 

1765, Jane 7. Anderson, Rachel, of Phillipsburg, Sussex Co.; will 
of; being the widow of John Anderson, Esq., late of Greenwich 
Twsp. All real and personal to be sold; moneys to be put to inter- 
est for the benefit of my son, Bartholomew, who is an idiot. The said 
interest is to be paid to my son John, who is to provide for my son 
Bartholomew. What may be left, after the death and burial of Bar- 
tholomew, to be given to my surviving daughters. To my sons, 
James Anderson and John Anderson, one shilling each. Executors 
— Alexander White and David Hays, both of Greenwich, yeomen. 
Witnesses — Jonathan Pettit, Garshom Barns, Mary Shearman. Proved 
Aug. 29, 1766. 

1766, June 19. Renunciation, by David Hays and Alexander White. 
Witnesses — Daniel Harker, Elizabeth White and Thomas Hays. 

1765, Aug. 29. Adm'r, with will annexed. Daniel Harker. Fel- 
lowbandsman — Valtin Vougt. 

1770, Oct. 24. Account made by Daniel Harker, Adm'r with will 
annexed. Includes house and lot in Phillipsburg, £7. Deborah Mc- 
carty and Mary Shearman paid for nursing. Paid for board, etc., of 
Bartholomew Anderson, for four years, and for his nursing and 
funeral expenses. Lib. 12, p. 456; Lib. 15, p. 66. 



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1768, July 7. Anderson, Thomas, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Penelope Anderson. Fellowbondsman — John Jewell, of Am- 
well, said Co. Witnesses — Margaret Kirkpatrick and Wm. Kirkpat- 
rick. 

1768, July 6. Inventory, £176.17.3, made by, John Hart and Daniel 
Drake. 

1774, June 3. Account by, Ralph Hart and Penelope Hart, late 
Penelope Anderson. Includes three hats for his children, 13 shill- 
ings, one of whom is son Andrew also schooling three children, 
Pamela, Amos, and Reubin. Lib. 13, p. 440; Lib. 15, p. 517. 

1764, Dec. 1. Andrews, Benajah, of Philadelphia; will of. Broth- 
ers, Edward and Peter Andrews, my apparel. My wife, and children, 
Benjamin and Esther Andrews, to be supported till they are of age; 
then real and personal estate to be divided equally. Mentions broth- 
er, Peter, and sister, Elizabeth Andrews. Executors — my wife, Ann, 
father-in-law, Benjamin Kendall, and my friend, Owen Jones, of 
Philadelphia. Witnesses — Isaac Moss, Edward Andrews, Elizabeth 
Parker. Proved Jan. 17, 1765. Lib. 12, p. 54. 

1763, March 11. Andrews, Edward, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r — George Fitz Randolph. Fellowbondsman — James Brooks; 
both of Middlesex Co. 

1763, March 9. Renunciation by Alice Andrews, the widow, who 
leaves it to the creditors. Lib. H, p. 221. 

1761, Jan. 4. Andrews, Hannah, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Benajah Andrews. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Webster; both of said 
Co. 

1760, Dec. 2. Inventory, £28.2.1, made by William Wood and Law- 
rence Webster. Lib. 10, p. 171 

1763, June S. Andrews, Mnrdicai. of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Land on Pohateung Creek, of 929 acres, to be sold. 
Sons, Jacob and Isaac, my plantation. My wife, Mary, household 
goods. Daughter, Prudence, bed. Daughter, Elizabeth, bed. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah, bed. Grandson, Joseph Andrews, £10 when 21. Daughter, 
Kesiah Shrouds, £10. Remainder to wife, Mary. Executors — wife 
and my cousin, Isaac Andrews, and my son, Jacob. Witnesses — 
Hananiah Gaunt, Daniel Shrouds, John Gauntt. Proved Aug. 3, 1763. 

Lib. 11, p. 384. 

1763, June 25. Andrews, Peter, of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington 
Co., Int. Adm'x — Hannah Andrews, of said place. Bondsman — Jo- 
seph Mapes, of Great Egg Harbor, in Gloucester Co. Witness — Sam- 
uel Allinson. Lib. 11, p. 413. 

1763, Feb. 22. Inventory, £141.10.6, made by Joseph Parker and 
Annaniah Gaunt. 

1766, May 21. Account by Hannah Andrews, Adm'x. 

1763, Oct. 13. Andrews, Phebe, of Salem Town, Salem Co., widow. 
Int. Adm'r — Thomas Norris, shipwright. Fellowbondsmen — Lewis 
Owen, joiner, and Thomas Goodwin, yeoman; all of said place. Wit- 
ness — Joseph Kay. Lib. 12, p. 176. 
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176.1, March 7. Andrews, Samuel, of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Daughter, Esther Lippincott, £500. Wife, Elizabeth, the 
rest while my widow, and, after her death, the plantation to be sold, 
and money given, to my daughter, Esther Lippincot % part; daugh- 
ter, Hannah Mathis, %, ; daughter, Mary Parsal, *4 ; and to my grand- 
children, Jere Andrews, Mary and Sarah Andrews, the children of 
my son Peter, deceased, Vi- To Mary Gifford a bed. Executors — 
sons-in-law, Joseph Lippincott and John Persell. Witnesses — Joseph 
Parker, Sr., Peter Parker, Joseph Parker, Jr. Proved May 24, 1763. 

Lib. 11, p. 324. 

1763, April 25. Inventory, £254.14.0, made by Joseph Parker and 
Peter Parker. 

i760, Aug. 39. Androvet, John, of Staten Island, Richmond Co., 
Wew York, boatman; will of. Wife, Leah Androvet, use of real and 
personal. My daughter, Mary Androvet, being the youngest one, 
that part of plantation next the water, which will be along Peter 
Androvet's line, and Joseph Soper. Daughters, Elenor and Leah, rest 
of plantation, which would be along the land of Israel Dusosways. 
I give to Elinor Woglom and Leah Tappin a meadow at Freshkill, 
called Long Neck, of 7 acres, and meadow at Woodbridge, called 
Sunken Marsh, of 7 acres. Executors — my wife, and daughter, Mary 
Androvet. Witnesses — Rebecca Androvet, Catherine Androvet, Laugh- 
len Fallon. Proved Sept. 10, 1765. 

Also, at the same time, probate was granted to Leah Androvet and 
Mary Tappen, late Mary Androvet. Lib. H, p. 602. 

1770, Oct. 1. Angevine, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Darling Conroe, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — John West. Witness 
— Samuel Coles, Jr. 

1770, Sept. 24. Inventory, £44.2.2, made by James Cattell and Sam- 
uel Coles, Jr. Lib. 15, p. 71. 

1768, Oct. 25. Antill, Edward, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., but 
now of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will of. Wife, Anne, £1000, 
in trust for the benefit of my children. Daughters, Sarah and Isa- 
bella, provided for while single. Son, Edward, has been educated, 
and he to have 1-6 part of remainder. Daughter, Mary, wife of 
Richard Cochran, son John, son Lewis, each to have 1-6 part. Daugh- 
ters, Sarah and Isabella, to have 2-6 parts applied to their benefit. 
Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Mary Boggs, James Boggs, V. 
Pearse Ashfield. 

1770, July 14. Codicil. I appoint son, Lewis, as executor, with my 
wife. Witnesses — John Webster, Jacob Boice, Randolph Drake. 
Proved Aug. 21, 1770. Lib. K, p. 237. 

1762, Jan. 27. Antrant, Hannah, of Burlington Co., ward. Daugh- 
ter of Isaac Antram of Springfield deceased. Guardian — Thomas 
Conarroe of Northampton Twp. said Co. Bondsman — Zachariah An- 
tram of City of Burlington. Lib. 11, p. 205. 

1768, June 14. Antram, Hannah, of Burlington Co. (late Hannah 
D'Cow). Int. Adm'r — David Antram. Fellowbondsman — William 
Taylor; both of Springfield, said Co. 

1768, Aug. 18. Inventory, £280.17.7, made by Benjamin Gibbs and 
Nathan Folwell. Lib. 13, p. 435. 



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1770, Nov. 16. Appelget, Thomas, of South Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, Sarah, £200. Eldest son, Gabriel, 20 acres of 
land, which I bought of John Thorp, lying in Monmouth Co. Sec- 
ond son, Ezekiel, that house where he dwells, near Cranberry Brook, 
and 110 acres adjoining, "i'oungest son, Anthony, this house and 
plantation of about 200 acres; also 20 acres on north side of Cran- 
berry Brook, that joins Benjamin Appelget's land. Rest of lands 
to be sold. Daughter, Sarah Appelget, £100. Granddaughter, Rachel 
Appelget, the daughter of said Sarah, £20. Wife, Sarah, to have the 
rest. Executor — son, Anthony. Witnesses — Thomas Morford, Thom- 
as Cox, Nathaniel Fitz Randolph. Proved Dec. 3, 1770. Lib. K, p. 259. 

1765, Oct. 1. Applegate, Jacob, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Catteam, the use of half my lands, while my widow. Son, 
Sylvester, my land up to the headline. Son, Ebenezer, all my lands 
in Middletown. I give to Hannay, Soloman and Rebecor Tilton all 
my lands the sotherd line of the creek, where John Tillton lives; 
but they are to pay to Cattrin Hart £30 a piece. Daughter, Cattrin 
Hart, 3 cows. Executors — Peter Tillton in West Jersey, and Nathan 
Tillton in Middletown. Witnesses — Chrineyonce Van Mater, William 
Thompson. Proved May 11, 1768. 

1768, May 9. Inventory, £290.13.5, made by Benjamin Johnson and 
James Mott, Jr. 

1774, Jan. 19. Account made by executors. Money was paid to 
Levy Hart, Keziah West, Catherine Applegate, and others. 

Lib. I, p. 284. 

1766, Dec. 9. Applegate, John, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Levi Hart, principal creditor. Fellowbondsman — Jonas Solomon; 
both of said Co. Lib. I. p. 8. 

1766, Dec. 11. Appleton, Joseph, of Nottingham, Burlington Co., 
Int. Adm'r — Josiah Appleton. Bondsmen — Josiah Appleton, Jr., and 
Benjamin Yard; all of Trenton, in Hunterdon Co. Witness — John 
Allen. File No. 7887 C. 

1765, Oct. 31. Arbin, Philip, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Nathaniel 
Pettit. Fellowbondsman — Amos Pettit; both of Newton, said Co. 
Witnesses — Hezekiah Dunn and Ephraim Darby. Lib. 12, p. 423. 

1758, Nov. 2. Aressmith, Edition, of Somerset Co., farmer; will of. 
Wife, Mary, my real and personal, while my widow, and she to live 
on the plantation with my children, and, when sold, to be divided 
among my children, viz., Antje (wife of Cornelius Sedan), Mary, Jo- 
seph, Thomas, John, Edmon, Benjamin, and Nicholas. Executors — 
my wife and my friend John Brokaw. Witnesses — Isaac Brokaw, 
Abraham Hoff, Neltje Hoff. Proved June 1, 1761. 

1759, Jan. 29. Inventory, £68.9.5, made by Jacobes Messeler and 
Bergon Hoff. Lib. G, p. 439. 

1756, Dec. 29. Arnold, Henry, of New York City, mariner; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, all personal; but if she be "ensient," then the child or 
children to have a share. Executors — my wife, and my friend Thom- 
as Duncan, of said City, merchant. Witnesses — Rebeker Shourt, 
Jane Dekey, James Emott. 

1764, Sept. 4. Codicil. On the 2nd of June, 1764, I bought a farm 
of Isaac Romyn, lying in Duchess Co., New York; also a farm in 



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Shrewsbury, New Jersey, in 3 different parcels; which lands are to 
be sold. To my nephew, Henry Arnold, son of my brother John, £500; 
and to my sister, Susannah March's children, £500; and to my sister- 
in-law, Hilah Dekay, £500. Rest I give to my wife, Sarah. Execu- 
tors — my wife, and my friend James Sacket. Witnesses — Mary Lud- 
low, Margaut Parks, Cary Ludlow. Proved Oct. 3, 1764. 

Lib. H, p. 458. 

17«7, March 14. Aronson, Aaron, of Waterford Twsp, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Daughters, Kezia Parr and Rebecca Nickleson, planta- 
tion on which I live. Wife, Rebecca, £20 yearly, and to be supported 
by said daughters. Daughter, Mary Woolman, £200. To my 4 grand- 
children, Samuel, John Aronson, Sarah, and Asher Woolman, £100 
each. To said grandson, John Aronson Woolman, my watch. To 
granddaughter, Sarah Woolman, desk. Executors — daughters, Kezia 
and Rebecca. Witnesses — Isaac Hornor, John Shivers, Jr., Samuel 
Clement. Proved April 23, 1767. 

1767, April 23. Inventory, £927.3.5, made by Henry Wood and Sam- 
uel Burrough. 

1769, June 24. Account by Joseph Burroughs, surviving executor 
(in right of his wife, late Kesiah Parr) of the will of Aaron Aron- 
son. "Legacy to Abner Woolman's children, £400." Lib. 13, p. 109. 

1700, Auk. 5. Ashfleld, Lewis Morris, of Monmouth Co.; will of. 
In order that my son and heir-at-law, Redford Ashfleld, have all my 
real and personal estate, I give it to him with the provision that he 
pay the following legacies: to daughter, Mary Ashfleld, £1,000, when 
she is 19; to my daughter, Euphemia Ashfleld, £1,000, when 19; 
to my daughters, Lydia and Elizabeth, £1,000 each, when 19; to my 
daughter, Catherine, £1,000 when 19; to my godson, James Home, 
£500 immediately after my death; "to my natural daughter, Helena, 
now at nurse at" Mrs. Trafford's in Shrewsbury, £500; and to Mrs. 
Mary Mount, £300, immediately after my death, making in the whole, 
£6,300. Executor — son Redford. Witnesses — Nicholas Van Brunt, 
Hendrick Voorhees, Cornelius Hageman. Proved Aug. 22, 1770. 

1770, Aug. 20. Renunciation, by Redford Ashfleld. Witnesses — 
'Thomas G. Stelle, and Samuel Finley. Also renunciation, by Mary 

Ashfleld and Euphemia Ashfleld, daughters of Lewis Morris Ashefleld, 
"being now to the age of 17." Witnesses — Thomas G. Stelle and 
Samuel Finley. 

1770, Aug. 22. Adm'r — Vincent Pierce Ashefleld, brother of the 
Honorable Lewis Morris Ashfleld. Fellowbondsmen — Michael Kearny 
and John Wardell, Esq., of Shrewsbury, said Co. Witnesses — Nich- 
olas Van Brunt and Henry Wardell. Lib. K, p. 232. 

1702, May 10. Asson, Thomas, of New Hanover, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Pinset Asson and William Clevinger. Fellowbondsman — 
Isaac Ivins Jr; all of said place. Witness — Samuel Allinson. 

1762, May 8. Inventory, £48.14.0, made by Jacob Andrews, and Isaac 
Ivins Jr. 

1762, Oct. 4. Account by Pinset Asson and William Clevinger, 
Adm'rs. Lib. 11, p. 225. 

1701, June 1. Atkinson, Hope, of Springfield Township, Burlington 
Co., widow; will of. Daughter, Hannah Atkinson, goods. Son, Mich- 
ael Atkinson, is under age and a cripple, and to have lands. Execu- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I761-I77O 21 

tor — daughter, Hannah Atkinson. Witnesses — John Lavenner, Fran- 
cis Shinn, Samuel Harris. Proved June 22, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 217. 
1761, June 20. Inventory, £179.5.1%, made by George Briggs and 
Samuel Harris. 

1704, Sept. 20. Atkinson, Hope, of Northampton Twsp, Burlington 
Co., ward. Daughter of William Atkinson, of same place. Bond of 
Vincent Leeds, yeoman, of said place, as Guardian. Bondsman — 
Daniel Ellis, Esq., of Burlington. Witness — Joseph Read, Surro- 
gate. Lib. 12, p. 21. 

1705, April 20. Atkinson, John, of Springfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Susannah, my plantation of 50 acres, while my 
widow. Son, Moses, the said plantation, when wife's term expires. 
Son, Samuel, £20. Son, James, £100. Daughter, Hannah Coppothite, 
£30. Daughters, Abigail Eldridge, Elizabeth Fenton and Patience 
Conrow, £30 each. Grandson, John Coppothite £2. Executors — two 
oldest sons, Samuel and James. Witnesses — John Woolman, Sarah 
Woolman, Hannah Ridgway. Proved Feb. 1, 1769. 

1769, Jan. 24. Inventory, £164.11.2, made by Thomas Butcher and 
Samuel Shinn. Lib. 14, p. 44. 

1700, June 11). Atkinson, Jonathan, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; petition of, making choice of Samuel Wright, of New Hanover 
Twsp., said Co. as his Guardian, till he is of full age. Said Jonathan 
is son of Jonathan Atkinson of Springfield Twsp. File No. 7889 C. 

1707, Ulay 37. Atkinson, William, of Springfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, William, the farm where I live, when he is 
21, and he to pay to my daughter, Hannah, £25, and to his mother, 
£10 yearly. Son, Adin, the land joining Edward Gasklll, when 21. 
Daughter, Hannah, £25 when 18. Wife, the right of her dower, and 
use of lands till sons come 21. Executors — my wife and brother, 
John Atkinson. Witnesses — Aaron Atkinson, Thomas Fenimore, 
Shadlock Pancoast. Proved Nov. 14, 1767. 

1767, Nov. 21. Inventory, £204.5.6, made by John Fenimore and 
Shadlock Pancoast. Lib. 13, p. 250. 

1703, Jan. 15. Austin, Amos, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Eldest son, Caleb, 5 shillings. Eldest daughter, Vesti 
Rodgers, 5 shillings. Daughter, Mary Summers, 5 shillings. Son, 
Seth, 5 shillings. Daughter, Patience Austin, 5 shillings. Daughter, 
Esther, 5 shillings. Youngest son, Amos, goods. Executors — friends 
Francis Austin and Thomas Shinn. Witnesses — Daniel Earnest, Es- 
ther Nailor, Thomas Parkinson. Proved Dec. 15, 1770. 

1770, Dec. 3. Inventory, £142.1.2, made by Jacob Prickit and Isaac 
Evans. Lib. 15, p. 96. 

1704, Peh. 20. Austin, Moses, of Newton, Sussex Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'rs — Susannah Austin and Moses Ayers. Fellowbondsman — Eph- 

' raim Darby; all of said place. 

1764, Feb. 17. Inventory, £267.14.6, made by Michael Ayers, and 
Philip Hoffman. Lib. 12, p. 1. 

1702, March 30. Austin, William, of Evesham in Burlington Co.; 
will of. My part of the saw mill, in tenure of Benjamin Thomas, to 
be sold. Son, Jacob, 130 acres of my plantation I lately lived on, in 



22 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Evesham, and now in tenure of Daniel Earnest. Son, Francis, 70 
acres of the east end. Daughter, Ann, £10, when 21. Daughter, 
Hannah, £10, when 21. Children, Tamer, Ann, Francis, Hannah, to be 
supported. Wife, Hannah, 75 acres of land. Executors — wife Han- 
nah, and my friend Francis Austin. Witnesses — John Tanner, Robert 
Bishop, Thomas Parkinson. Proved July 23, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 172. 

1762, July 22. Inventory, £155.6.4, made by Benjamin Haines and 
Robert Bishop. 

1775, June 1. Account of Francis Austin and Hannah Austin, Ex- 
ecutors. Lib. 15, p. 533. 

1763, July 25. Axford, Jonathan, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. To James Axford (son of my eldest brother, 
Charles Axford), five shillings. "To Charles Day, Charles Axford 
(son of my said eldest brother Charles Axford), and my brother John 
Axford's four sons, to wit, the eldest son named Samuel (to ye best 
of my memory), the other three, John, Jonathan and Abraham Ax- 
ford, all the residue. Executors — said Charles Axford (son of my 
eldest brother, Charles) and Samuel Clement, Jr., of Haddenfield. 
Witnesses — Isaac Matlack, John Gill, Henry Crawford. Proved Sept. 
15, 1763. 

1763, Sept. 9. Inventory, £286.1.0, made by John Gill and Isaac 
Kay. Lib. 11, p. 408. 

1769, Aug. 17. Ayars, Burgan, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'x — Susanna Ayars, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Henry Paul- 
lin and George Gauger, yeomen; all of said place. 

1769, July 4. Inventory, £185.16.7, made by John Mayhew and Jacob 
Richman. Lib. 14, p. 112. 

1761, June 5. Ayars, Isaac, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'x — Jane 
Ayars. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Davis; both of Stow Creek, said 
Co. Witnesses — Azel Peirson and Abigail Ewing. 

1761, June 5. Inventory, £260.18.3, made by Jonathan Davis and 
Azel Peirson. Lib. 10, p. 438. 

1766, June 3. Ayars, Isaac, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Jane Ayars, 
widow. Fellowbondsman — Nathan Ayars, yeoman; both of New Piles- 
grove, said Co. 

1766, June 2. Inventory, £5.8.0, made by Nathan Ayars and John 
Kelley. Lib. 12, u. 31S. 

1762, Nov. — . Ayars, Nathan, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., car- 
penter; will of. My wife, Elizabeth, my plantation where I live, 
while my widow, and then to my son, Nathan. To sons, Micajah, 
Elijah and Azariah, 500 acres in Salem Co. Executors — my wife and 
Jonathan Ayars. Witnesses — Joseph Ayars, Jonathan Davis, Isaac 
Ayars, Jr. Likewise, my daughter, Ruth, is to have £40, and daugh- 
ter Phebe, £10. Proved March 13, 1769. 

1769, March 7. Inventory, £217.4.3, made by Elnathan Davis, and 
Hugh Dunn. Lib. 13, p. 503. 

1770, Aug. 29. Ayars, Stephen, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Hester, all she had when I married her. 
Eldest son, Surrage, to be put to a trade. Daughter, Liddey, to be 
bound to a tayloress. Son, Caleb, to be put to a trade. My younger 
daughter, Elizabeth, shall be in care of my wife till she is 18. Chil- 



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dren to have estate when of age. Executors — my wife and friend, 
Isaac Summers. Witnesses — Christopher Graff, Poltis Risnar and 
John Gill. Proved Sept. 24, 1770. 

1770, Sept. 7. Inventory, £321, made by Thomas Pedrick and Chris- 
topher Graff. 

1775, May 23. Account by Esther Guest, late Esther Ayars, Ex- 
ecutrix. Lib. 15, pp. 239, 534. 

1767, March 28. Ayers, Martin, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — James Carpenter, yeoman, brother-in-law of said Mar- 
tin Ayres. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Woodruff; both of said place. 
Witnesses — Daniel Wade and Samuel Woodruff, 4th. 

1767, March 28. Renunciation of Hannah Ayers, the widow of 
said Martin, in favor of her brother, James Carpenter. Witness — 
Sarah Potter. 

1767, March 30. Inventory, £205.3.2, made by John Ogden and John 
Lum. Lib. I, p. 131. 

1770, Oct. 5. Bacon, Daniel, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Benjamin Green. Fellowbondsman — Clark Smith; both of 
Lower Alloways Creek, Salem Co., yeomen. Lib. 15, p. 74. 

1763, Feb. 1. Bacon, Isaac, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumberland Co., 
yeoman; will of. W T ife, Sarah, one third of moveables. Son, Abel, 
rest of personal and real, when 21; he to be kept at school till 15, 
and then to be bound as clerk to George Trenchard, Esq., till he is 
20. If Abel die before 20, then I give to my nephew, John Shephard. 
£100. Executor — brother, Obediah Robbins, Esq. Witnesses — Na- 
thaniel Bacon, John Ware, Maskell Ewing. Proved March 25, 1763. 

1763, March 10. Inventory, £661.11.7, made by Philip Dennis and 
Charles Davis. Lib. 11, p. 403. 

1764, Jan. 16. Bacon, Jeremiah, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Hannah Bacon, widow. Fellowbondsmen — David Shep- 
herd and Seth Bowen, yeomen; all of said place. Witness — Phebe 
Ewing. 

1764, Jan. 12. Inventory, £177.18.11, made by David Shepherd and 
Seth Bowen. Lib. 11, p. 495. 

1768, Jan. 16. Bacon, Jeremiah, of Stow Creek Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Plantation where I live to be sold. Wife, Rachel, £100. 
Son, Shepherd, £150. Four daughters — Sarah, Elizabeth, Hannah, and 
Liddea, £100. Executors — my brother in law, John Ewing, and my 
wife. Witnesses — John Shepherd, Reuben Dare, Ozwell Sutton. 
Proved Feb. 12, 1768. 

1768, Feb. 4. Inventory, £185.13.11, made by Annanias Sayre, and 
John Shepherd. Lib. 13, p. 323. 

1769, Jan. 21. Bacon, Margaret, of Greenwich Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Son, Joseph Bacon, £10. Son, Richard Bacon, £7 and *4 
acre of land. Son, Jesse Bacon, £10. Daughter, Deborah Bacon, 4 
acres of land, and 3 acres in the Barrons above Greenwich. Daugh- 
ters, Esther, Margaret, Prudence and Elizabeth, the rest of my lands. 
Executors — son, Joseph Bacon. Witnesses — Prudence Dennis, Sarah 
Dennis, Philip Dennis. Proved March 21, 1769. 

1769, March 20. Inventory, £110.8.9, made by Benjamin Tyler and 
Philip Dennis. Lib. 14, p. 18. 



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1764, Jan. 17. Bacon, Mary, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co., widow; 
will of. Youngest son, Nathan, £10. Eldest daughter, Rachel Rob- 
bins, 20 shillings. Daughter, Anne Ware, 20 shillings. Granddaugh- 
ter, Mary Sayres, £8. Eldest son, Jacob Bacon, rest of estate. Ex- 
ecutor — son, Jacob. Witnesses — William Bacon, Tabitha Bacon, 
Rachel Hodges. Proved April 20, 1764. 

1764, April 16. Inventory, £162.5.6, made by Jonathan Walling and 
Elnathan Ware. Lib. 12, p. 6. 

1770, Feb. 9. Bacon, Thomas, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Daughter, Mary Hutchason, my homestead, and the 
house and land over Oldmans Creek, of 357 acres, but if she should 
marry again, then she shall have it no longer; and she is to have 
the cedar swamp in Gloucester Co., while she is in the same condi- 
tion; after her death or marriage my grandsons, Thomas Hutcha- 
son and John Hutchason, to have the same. If Thomas Hutchason 
should come back and live with his wife again, who is my daugh- 
ter, then care to be used that he have no control of said property 
that is left to my daughter Mary. I give to Jeremiah Bacon, living 
in Penna., by some said to be my son, 5 shillings. My friend, Samuel 
Hogate, is to see that my daughter's husband does not spend her 
portion. Executors — my daughter, Mary Hutchinson, and my grand- 
son, Thomas Hutchinson. Witnesses — John Hutchinson, Samuel 
Shivers, Jacob Richman. Proved April 23, 1770. 

1770, Feb. 21. Inventory, £167,15.1, made by Jacob Spicer and Sam- 
uel Shivers. Lib. 14, p. 259. 

. . Bailey, Nathaniel, of Monmouth Co. ; will of. 

Wife, Hannah, all my estate, and she to pay my debts by the assist- 
ance of my oldest son, Nathaniel, and youngest son, John. I give to 
my said sons all my carpenter tools. Executors — my wife and said 
sons. Witnesses — Daniel Stevenson, Isaac Mires. Proved Oct. 17, 
1768. 

1768, Oct. 27. Inventory, £140.4.4, made by John Walling and Jo- 
seph Dorsett, Sr. Lib. K, p. 18. 

1768, Nov. 3. Baily, Hannah, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — Jo- 
seph Baily. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Baily and Joseph Dor- 
sett, Sr., all of said Co. Witnesses — John Taylor and William Tay- 
lor. Lib. I, p. 364. 

1763, July 17. Bainbridge, Edmund, the elder, of Maidenhead, Hun- 
terdon Co.; will of. I desire my grave to be beside those of my 
children, and I order a tomb to be erected, and, at the death of my 
wife, I order one for her.« Wife, Abigail, £15 yearly, and she to 
board with my son Absalom. Son, John, £100. Son, Peter, £100. 
Son, Edmund, £100. Daughter, Abigail, £50. Granddaughters, Sarah, 
and Catharine Hall. Daughter, Sarah, £60. Grand children — Francis, 
Sarah and Catharine Hall. To my grandsons, Edmund, the son of 
John; Edmund, the son of Peter, and Edmund, the son of Edmund, 
£10 each. Son, Absalom, rest of goods, and my lands, when 21; but, 
if he die, then his share to go to my children — John, Peter, Edmund, 
Abigail and Sarah. Executors — my wife and son, Absalom. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Higbee, Abraham Hunt, Joseph Reed, Jr. Proved 
April 16, 1770. Lib. 14, p. 293. 



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1760, July 16. Bainhridge, John, Sr., of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, % the profits of the plantation where 
I live, including both sides the creek, and also, various goods, and 
stock on farm. Eldest son, John, £5. Second son, Theophilus, all 
my land and plantation whereon I live, on both sides of the creek, 
and any otherways possessed, except 110 acres, as hereafter des- 
cribed; he paying to my son John, as above, and other legacies. 
Third son, Edmund, the said 110 acres, which is on the west side of 
Jacobs Creek, and now in possession of my eldest son, John. Fourth 
son, William, £40. To my three eldest daughters, Hannah, Mary and 
Rebeckah, rest of moveable estate. Fourth daughter, Sarah, £30, 
when 18. Fifth daughter, Abigail, £50. Executors — wife, Mary, and 
my two sons, Theophilus, and Edmund. Witnesses — Rebeckah Bur- 
rowes, Martha Ellis, Josiah Ellis. 

1761, May 9. Codicil. My son, Edmund, is dead, so my son, Wil- 
liam, to have the land on the west side of Jacobs Creek, and the 
rest of said 110 acres I give to son Theophilus. Witnesses — Rebecca 
Burrowes, Josiah Ellis, Martha Ellis. Proved March 5, 1765. 

Lib. 12, p. 146. 

1764, June 13. Baird, Alexander, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Baird. Fellowbondsman — Lucas Voorhees; both of said Co. 

1764, July 2. Inventory, £117.2.6, made by Adriaen Bennet and 
Henry Crusee. Lib. 12, p. 16. 

1763, Sept. 25. Baird, Margaret, of Tewksbury, Hunterdon Co.; 
widow of William Baird; will of. Grandson, George O'Harrah, 10 
shillings, when 21. Grandson, James O'Harah, £20. My daughter, 
Margaret Jennings, rest of personal and real. Executors — Isaiah 
Jennings and Margaret Jennings. Witnesses — Richard Porter, John 
Welsh, George Williams. Proved Jan. 2, 1764. 

1763, Dec. 15. Inventory, £300.14.0, made by, Richard Porter and 
Andrew Schandler. Lib. 11, p. 522. 

1765, Feb. 17. Baird, Bichard, of Readings town, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, as many household goods as she may want. 
Rest of personal and real estate to be sold and the money divided 
between my wife, and my two sons, William and John, and my daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth, to have V 2 as much. Sons are not 12 years of age. 
Executors — my wife and my father-in-law, John Ross. Witnesses — 
Richard Porter, Peter Covenhoven, William Porter. Proved March 
20, 1765. 

1765, March 9. Inventory, £394.10.6, made by Aaron Lane and Peter 
Couvenhoven. 

1768, June 24. Account, by John Rose, executor. 

Lib. 12, p. 136; Lib. 13, p. 440. 

1754, March 5. Baker, Daniel, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. My eldest daughter, Ann Chapman, £15. My 
youngest daughter, Agnis Tomson, £15. Real estate to be sold, and Y2 
the money to be given to the children of my daughter, Ann Chap- 
man, and the other Y 2 to the children of my daughter, Agnis Tom- 
son. Executors — son-in-law, John Tomson, and friend, Jonathan 
Combs. Witnessses — Simon Van Dike, Peter Gulick, John Van Dike 
(son of Simon). Proved April 6, 1764. Lib. H, p. 417. 



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1764, Nov. 22. Baker, Daniel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — Susan- 
nah Baker, the widow, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Baker, 
of Essex Co. Lib. H, p. 375. 

1762, April IS. Baker, Joseph, of Bridgetown, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, Rachel, one half of the profits of house and lot where I 
live, and the other y 2 to my daughter, Hannah. Son, John, the per- 
sonal estate. Witnesses — George Kemble, Nathan Albertson, Jm Mu- 
loek. 

1762, April 18. Codicil. Executors to be my wife, Rachel, and her 
father, Thomas Kimble. Witnesses — same as above. 

1762, July 5. Adm'x — Rachel Baker. Lib. 11, p. 226. 

1762, July 5. Baker, Joseph, of Northampton, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Rachel Baker. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Kemble; both of 
said place. Witness — Samuel Allinson. 

1762, May 17. Inventory, £97.17.9, made by Henry Knight and 
Daniel Jones, Jr. 

1767, Sept. 2. Account, made by Rachel Jewell, late Rachel Baker, 
Adm'x. Lib. 11, p. 226. 

1766, June 7. Baker, Thomas, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., hus- 
bandman. Int. Adm'r — Adam Sharp. Fellowbondsman — Isaiah Da- 
venport; both of said place. Witness — Sarah Howell. 

1765, Dec. 26. Inventory, £20.5.10 V 2 , made by Isaiah Davenport and 
? Lib. 12, p. 381. 

1764, May 12. Baldwin, Aaron, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Dorcas, real and personal while my widow. All my lands to 
my sons, when the younger comes to age. Eldest son's part to re- 
main in hands of his mother till his brothers are of age; then they 
to take it and care for him, as long as they shall live. To each 
of my eldest daughters, £16. Executors — my wife, Dorcas, and Eli- 
jah Baldwin. Witnesses — Lewis Nichols, John Crane, Obadiah Bruen. 
Proved May 23, 1764. 

1764, June 7. Inventory, £130.5.0, made by John Crane and Nehe- 
miah Baldwin. Lib. H, p. 440. 

1763, June 3. Baldwin, Elihu, of Mendham, Morris Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Cary, of said place, carpenter. Fellowbondsman — Jephthah 
Byram, of Newton, Sussex Co., yeoman. Witness — William Hynd- 
man. Lib. 11, p. 475. 

, . Baldwin, Elijah, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 

Wife, Elizabeth, £100. Sons, Nathaniel and Elias, my house and home 
lot. To my other sons, Cornelius, Luther, Zachaes and Jonathan, 
and the child of which my wife is pregnant, if a son, all my other 
lands, but, if it be a girl, then to Cornelius, Luther, Zachaus, and 
Jonathan, and they to pay to her £100. Daughters, Phebe, and Han- 
nah, £100 each. (Hannah not yet 18). Wife to have use of all estate 
till the children are of age. Executors — my wife, Elizabeth, my 
brother, Ebenezer Baldwin, and my sons, Nathaniel and Elias. Wit- 
nesses — Isaac Baldwin, Samuel Curry, William Burnet. Proved June 
4, 1766. Lib. I, p. 12. 



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1770, Aug. 36- Baldwin, Joseph, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, to be provided for by son Nathaniel. 
To son, Nathaniel, rest of personal and real, and he is to provide for 
his two sisters, Elizabeth and Jemima, till they are 18, and then give 
my daughter, Elizabeth, £50, and Jemima like sum. Executors — my 
wife and son, Nathaniel. Witnesses — William Bainbridge, Poster 
Burrowes, Josiah Ellis. Proved Oct. 15, 1770. Lib. 14, p. 336. 

1765, Nov. 28. Baldwin, Nehemiah, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, use of real and personal, until my son Joel is 21, and 
then y 3 of the same. Son, Isaac, £30, when 21. Sons, Samuel, £230, 
who is to be sent to college. To sons, Isaac, Joel, Jesse and Caleb, 
all my lands. Daughter, Eunice Baldwin, £80. Daughters, Mary, 
Sarah and Phebe, £60 when 18. After my wife's death the remainder 
to my children, Isaac, Joel, Samuel, Jesse, Caleb, Hannah, Eunice, 
Mary, Sarah and Phebe. Executors — my wife, my brother Stephen 
Baldwin, Elijah Baldwin, Thomas Brown and Ebenezer Baldwin. 
Witnesses — Joseph Riggs, William Burnet, David Ogden. Proved 
Dec. 27, 1765. 

1767. . Inventory, £238.8.7y 2 , made by Stephen Baldwin, 

Ebenezer Baldwin and Thomas Brown. 

1769, Oct. 5. Account made by Executors. Paid Unice Brown, her 
legacy, whose husband is Daniel Brown. (She being a daughter of 
testator.) Lib. I, p. 10. 

1764, March 17. Baldwin, Samuel, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, £40. Also £40, to my son Samuel. Boyce Prud- 
den, my son-in-law, £8. Remainder to my wife, son and daughter. 
Executors — Silas Halsey, of Morristown, and Nehemiah Baldwin, of 
Newark. Witnesses — Ezekiel Cheever, Jonas Goble, Susannah Hayes. 
Proved April 23, 1764. Lib. H, p. 431. 

1764, July 16. Baldwine, Jonas, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., doc- 
tor; will of. Moveables and lands to be sold. Wife, Mary, to have 
all, except, £70 which I give to children of my father-in-law, Na- 
thaniel Pitz Randolph, viz., Robert, Thomas, Nathaniel, Catrine, 
Margaret, Elizabeth and Edward. Executors — wife, Mary, Eseck Fitz 
Randolph, and Joseph Shotwell. Witnesses — Cowperthwaite Cop- 
land, Mary Bunn, John Lovce. Proved July 30, 1764. Lib. H, p. 451. 

1767, Aug. 3. Baley, Thomas, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Phebe Baley, her thirds and the wench, Dinah, till son, 
Thomas, is of age. Son, John, negro boy, Zeb. To sons, John, Thad- 
deus, Squire, Samuel and Thomas, all my lands. Daughters, Mary 
and Esther, each £10. Daughters, Phebe, Deborah and Nancy, each 
£40. Executors — Isaac Woodruff and Jonathan J. Dayton, who are 
to pay the children when they come of age. Witnesses — Nathaniel 
Sturgis, Samuel Durand, Stephen Bedford. Proved Oct. 1, 1768. 

Lib. K, p. 34. 

1764, Sept. 18. Ball, Ezra, of Knowlton, Sussex Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'r — Isaiah Ball, Fellowbondsman — William Rush; both of 
said place, yeomen. 

1764, Sept. 17. Inventory, £6.12.10, made by William Rush and 
Richard Manning. Isaiah Ball and Zopher Ball are surviving part- 
ners of Ezra Ball, deceased. Lib. 12, p. 233. 



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176S, April 18. Ball, John, Jr., of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co., will of. 
Wife, Bettey, the use of my house and home lot, given to me by 
deed from my father, and other lands. Son, Ephraim, horse and 
saddle. Daughter, Jemime, £20. Sons, Ephraim and Moses, 6 acres 
which I bought of Henry Burnet. Son, John, my home lot. Daugh- 
ters, Abigail and Luce, £20 each when 18. Elxecutors — wife, Bettey, 
and brother, Samuel Ball. Witnesses — John Ball, Enoch Beach, Wil- 
liam Broadwell. Proved Jan. 19, 1769. Lib. K, p. 61. 

1770, March S. Ball, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., painter; 
will of. To my wife, £10 and use of real and personal, while my 
widow. Children, William, John and Mary Ball, to have the use of 
the remainder for their keep and schooling, as my executors think 
propr, and, when they are 21, are to have the principal. Executors 
— my wife, Tamer, and Edward Thomas. Witnesses — Broughton 
Reynolds, Stephen Potter, Enoch Scudder. Proved April 10, 1770. 

Lib. K, p. 201. 

1763, March IS. Ball, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Ball, the widow. Fellowbondsmen — Eleazer Baldwin 
and Phinehas Baldwin; all of Newark. 

1763, June 21. Inventory, £295.17.8, made by Nathaniel Farrand and 
Caleb Wheler. Lib H, p. 356. 

1761, Feb. 16. Ballard, Joseph, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Imlay, of Bordentown, said Co., merchant. Fellowbonds- 
man — William Potts, of said Co. 

1761, Feb. 17. Inventory, £12.2.3, made by John Butler, Jr., and 
Samuel Farnsworth. Lib. 10, p. 173. 

1761, May 4. Ballingr, Joshua, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Daughter, Charity, her own mother's bed, and £10. 
Daughter, Martha, her mother's chest, when 18, and £15. Wife, 
Naomi, household goods. Son, Thomas, land; and his younger 
brothers, Zacheus and Enoch, £100 each, when 21. Executors — my 
wife and friend, Josiah Prickett. Witnesses — Abraham Leeds, Agnes 
Hewlings, Enoch Roberts. Proved June 22, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 208. 

1761, June 15. Inventory, £417.0.11, made by James Cattell and 
Isaac Evens. 

1763, Feb. 25. Ballinger, Thomas, of Evesham, Burlington Co., 
ward. Son of Joshua Ballinger of said place. Bond of Francis 
Dudly, of said Co., husbandman, as Guardian. Fellowbondsman — 
Daniel Ellis, of City and Co. of Burlington. Witness — Samuel Allin- 
son. Lib. 11, p. 279. 

1770, April 14. Baits, Jacob, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — Reu- 
ben Ludlam. Fellowbondsman — Silvanus Tounsend; both of same 
Co. Witnesses — Eli Eldridge and John Phillips. 

1770, April 24. Inventory, £171.4.10, made by Silvanus Tounsend and 
Eli Eldredge.. 

1771, account by Adm'r. Includes "expenses on said estate by Hen- 
ry Linn, one of the heirs to said estate, for trouble in proving heir- 
ship, Power of Att'y," etc. Lib. 15, p. 72; Lib. 14, p. 409. 

1761, March 19. Bancraft, David, of Cape May Co., blacksmith; 
will of. Wife, Abigail, % of moveable estate, and % of land dur- 
ing life. Eldest son, David, my house and land when 21, he to pay 



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to his brother, Samuel, £10. Rest of moveable estate to be turned 
into money and put to interest for use of my son Samuel Bancraft 
and Margaret Bancraft, and they to have principal, the son when 21 
and daughter when 18. Son, David, my shop and tools, but my 
brother, Ephraim, to have the use of them till David is 21, and 
Ephraim to pay 40 shillings each year to my widow, Abigail, and to 
take my son David at age of 16 years and teach him the smith trade. 
"Whereas I have left an account against my father's estate, and 1 
give them 10 years before it is paid." Executors — brother-in-law, 
Richard Stiles, and my wife, Agigail. Witnesses — Aaron Eldredge, 
Mary Simpkins, Frances Taylor. Proved June 25, 1761. 

1761, April 25. Inventory, £83.3.3, made by John Eldredge and Isaac 
Newton. lib- H> P- 76 - 

1768, April 11. Bancraft, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Phebe Bancraft, relict of said John. Fellowbondsmen — John El- 
dredge and John Newton; both of said Co., Gentlemen. Witnesses — 
Nathan Church and Seth Whilldin. 

1768, April 6. Inventory, £107.6.8, made by John Eldredge and John 
Newton. Lib. 13, p. 332. 

1759, July 4. Bancraft, Samuel, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Margrate, use of Vs my land while my widow. Son, David, the land 
that is on the east side of the Kings road. Sons, David and Eph- 
raim, the rest of lands. Daughter, Sarah Buck, 5 shillings. Daugh- 
ter, Phebe Bancraft, 5 shillings. Daughter, Elizabeth Reeves, £10. 
Daughter, Johannah Bancraft, £10. Grandson, John Newton, 5 shill- 
ings. Executors — my wife and son Ephraim. Witnesses — Benjamin 
Laughton, Elizabeth Stillwell, John Leek. Proved June 25, 1761. 

1760, Nov. 9. Inventory, £55.10.0, made by Isaac Newton and John 
Eldredge. Lib. 11, p. 69. 

1761, June 25. Bancraft, Thomas, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Bancraft. Fellowbondsman — John Eldredge; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Elizabeth Stillwell and Elijah Hughes. 

1761, June 25. Inventory, £69.9.3, made by John Eldredge and 
Isaac Newton. Lib. 11, p. 73. 

1760, June 6. Banta, Jacob, of Paramus, Bergen Co.; will of. My 
moveable estate and 25 acrs, and two places in the church, to be 
sold. Farm to be rented till my oldest son is of age. Wife, Lena. 
Oldest son, John, one shilling, and when he is of age, the farm to be 
sold, and money equally to sons John and Wiert, they to provide for 
their mother. Executors — wife, Lenna, and my brothers, David Ban- 
ta and Hendrick Banta. Witnesses — David Ackerman, Albert Acker- 
man and Williams Cairns. 

1762, Sept. 15. Codicil. Son, Hendrick, to be an equal sharer with 
my sons John and Weirt. Witnesses — David Ackerman, Albert Ack- 
erman and William Cairns. Proved Feb. 4, 1764. Lib. H, p. 402. 

1767, April 14. Banta, Jacob, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — Derrick 
Banta, the eldest son. Fellowbondsman — Reynier "Van Giesen; both 
of said Co. Witness — John Mackay. 

1767, April 22. Inventory, £62.7.9, made by Davyd Banta and 
Yoosse Zabrisk. Lib. I, p. 107. 



30 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1764, Sept. 5. Barbar, Matthias, of Hardwick, Sussex Co., inn- 
keeper. Int. Adm'x — Jane Barbar, widow. Fellowbondsman — John 
Todd, yeoman; both of said Co. 

1764, Aug. 21. Inventory, £150.4.0, made by Jeremiah Hendershot 
and John Todd. Lib. 12, p. 285. 

1765, July 36. Barber, Hannah, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'r — George Lawrence, of Penns Neck, said Co., yeoman. Fellow- 
bonrsmen — Jechonias Wood, tanner, and John Loyd, cordwainer; 
both of Pilesgrove. 

1765, July 18. Inventory, £53.3.0, made by Jechonias Wood and 
John Loyd. Lib. 12, p. 227. 

1765, May 25. Barber, Jacob, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., carpenter. 
Int. Adm'x — Rebecca Barber, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Peter Keen 
and Isaac Barber, yeomen; all of said place. 

1765, May 15. Inventory, £86.19.7, made by Peter Keen and Isaac 
Barber. Lib. 12, p. 227. 

1770, April 21. Barberie, John, of City of Perth Amboy, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Real estate to be sold. I have given to my daughter, 
Susanna Johnston, wife of John Johnston, Jr., £110, and each of my 
children are to have a like sum when 21. Wife, Gertruyde, rest of 
my estate, for the benefit of my children, namely, Catherine, Susan- 
na, Peter, John, Andrew, Frances, Oliver, Lambert and Gertruyde, 
who are to have the rest after wife's death. Executors — wife, 
Gertruyde, my daughter, Catherine; sons, Peter and John, as they 
come of age, and John Smyth. Witnesses — Ravaud Kearny, Stephen 
Johnston, John Thomson. Proved Sept. 22, 1770. 

1785, Feb. 17. Adm's — Bowes Reed, and James Throckmorten. 
Fellowbondsman — John Lawrence. The said Adm's were appointed 
to execute the purposes of the wills of John and Gertrude Barberie, 
according to an Act of the Legislature. Witnesses — Thomas Adams 
and Lambert Barberie. Lib. K, p. 242. 

1769, Dee. 11. Bard, Peter, of Mount Holly in Burlington Co. Int. 
Samuel Bard renounced, as he was in poor health, and desired that 
Dr. John Bard, or his son, Samuel Bard, and Daniel Ellis, of Burling- 
ton, may be made Adm'rs. Witnesses — Henry Paxson and John De 
Normandie. 

1769, Dec. 14. Bond of Daniel Ellis as Adm'r. Fellowbondsman — 
James Sterling, of said Burlington, merchant. Lib. 14, p. 124. 

1769, Nov. 27. Bard, Samuel, of Burlington Co.; will of. The brick 
house in Mount Holly, and the land joining the Iron Works, and all 
other real I bought of my father, and my personal estate, to be sold; 
and wife, Mary, to have proceeds. Executors — father, Peter Bard, 
and friend, Zachariah Rossell. Witnesses — Sarah Treadwell, Jona- 
than Odell, Sarah Bard. Proved Dec. 20, 1769. Lib. 14, p. 135. 

1769, Dec. 28. Inventory, £270.2.9, made by John Clark and Daniel 
Jones, Jr. 

1762, Jan. 13. Bardnn, John, of New Barbadoes, Bergen Co.; will 
of. Son, John, my Dutch Bible for his birthright. Daughters, Eva 
and Sarah, land on west side of road. Sons, Isaac and Hendrick, rest 
of real. Children, John, Isaac, Hendrick, Sarah and Eva my timber. 






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Executors — son, John and son-in-law, Poulus VanDer Beek. Wit- 
nesses — Isaac Vanderbeek, Jacob Zabriskie and Guilliam Bertholf. 
Proved 2 July, 1762. Lib. H, p. 287. 

1749, June 23. Barkalow, William, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Annitie, the whole estate, while my widow. To 
my 3 children, my whole estate, only I give my eldest son, Aurt, 
£10 more. Executors — my wife, and my brothers, John Hance, and 
William Williamson. Witnesses — Lefferd Lefferson, Lucas Drvedt, 
William Dunterfield. Proved April 29, 1767. 

1766, Sept. 11. Renunciation, made by Aeltie Barkalow and William 
Williamson, stating that William Barkalow made his will when he 
had but 3 children, but, recovering- his health, lived till the 8th of 
August last, and had other 5 children, and as he died unexpectedly 
and made no other will; and we being made executors in said will, 
do refuse to execute the same, to the wronging of the other 5 chil- 
dren, and the three that were then living, being willing to come to 
a just division with the other five, we do refuse to act, and I, Aeltie 
Barkalow, desire my sons, Arthur Barkalow and Derick Barkalow, 
and my brother-in-law, Peter Forman, to be Administrators. 

1766, Sept. 11. Renunciation, made by John Hance. 

1766, Sept. 15. Inventory £826.0.6, of some cattle at Wadeing River, 
in Burlington Co. 

1766, Sept. 23. Inventory, £739.0.6, made by Robert Rhea and James 
Lawrence. 

1767, April 14. Adm's — Arthur Barkalow, Derick Barcalow and Pe- 
ter Forman; all of said Co. Fellowbondsman — James Lawrence. 

Lib. 12, p. 469. 

1765, Jan. 24. Barker, Richard, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., 
cooper; will of. Wife, Ruth, % the personal estate, and the rest 
divided in 7 parts, and eldest son, John, to have two parts; son, 
Samuel, one part; son, William, one part; son, Isaac, one part; 
daughter, Mary Barker, one part, and son, Richard, one part. (Wil- 
liam, Isaac and Richard, under 21, and Mary not 18). Executors — 
wife, and son, John. Witnesses — Samuel Wood, Wade Barker, Ann 
Garison. Proved Feb. 19, 1765. 

1765, Feb. 19. Inventory, £745.4.7, made by Reuben Jarman and 
Daniel Maskell. Lib. 12, p. 82. 

1724, Jan. 9. Barker, Samuel, of Barlbrough, Co. of Darby, Eng- 
land, Gent; will of. Niece, Mary Bullus, who lives with me, all my 
houses and lands in Co. of Darby, during her life. Grandson, Sam- 
uel Boulsbey, to have said lands, after her death, as also my lands in 
West New Jersey. Mentions grandsons and granddaughter, Boulbies; 
granddaughter, Elizabeth Boden, Martha Boulby, the mother of said 
Samuel Boulsby; three daughters of my son-in-law, Thomas Bouls- 
bey; my grandson, Jordan Boldsby; daughter, Martha Boulsbey, 
and Thomas Boulsbey, her husband; daughter-in-law, Mary Parker. 
Executor — said Mary Bullus. Witnesses — Jer. Ludlam, William Mack- 
on, George Marshall, and Samuel Bullus. Proved Jan. 8, 1729. 

Examined at Barlbrough by John Tantum, and Daniel Bacon, "who 
declare the above to be a true copy, this Feb. 4, 1729." Examined 
with the original, this June 25, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 303. 



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1770, March 19. Barker, William, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Hannah Barker, widow. Fellowbondsman — John Bar- 
ker, of Hopewell, said Co., yeoman. 

1771, Feb. 15. Inventory, £89.0.0, made by Thomas Maskell and 
Reuben Jerman. Lib. 15, p. 7. 

1763, Oct. 5. Barklow, William, of Somerset Co. Ward. Son of 
Farrington Barklow, of said Co., deceased, who makes choice of John 
Vandyke as his Guardian. 

1763, Oct. 5. Guardian — John Van Dike, of Somerset Co., yeoman. 
Fellowbondsman — Daniel Barcolow, of Middlesex Co., yeoman. 

Lib. 11, p. 442. 

17GO, March 27. Barns, Abraham, of Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Wife, Prisylah, to have 100 acres where Jonathan Barns lives, in a 
tract taken up by a right surveyed by Jacob Richman, and 40 acres 
of marsh below Ebenezer Wescut, while she lives; and if the child 
that she is going to have be a girl, then I give to my two daughters, 
my lands; if it be a son, then I give him %. Executors — Enoch 
Bowen and my wife, Prisylah. Witnesses — Joseph Haines, James 
Harris, Hannah Filer. Proved April 25, 1765. 

1765, May 1. Inventory, £152.12.8, made by Enos Seeley and Jo- 
seph Datan. Lib. 12, p. 165. 

17G6, June 5. Barns, David and Samuel, of Cumberland Co. Wards. 
Petition of Phebe Hays, late widow of David Barns, late of Fairfield, 
Cumberland Co., deceased, and mother of Samuel and David Barns, 
stated that these children had lands granted to them by deed from 
their grandfather, Samuel Barns, since the death of their father, 
and that her sons made choice of her brother Jonathan Bowen, as 
their Guardian, till 14. 

1766, May 5. Guardian — Jonathan Bowen, of Hopewell, said Co. 
Fellowbondsmen — Seth Bowen, of Greenwich, said Co.; shipwright. 

Lib. 12, p. 328. 

1765, Jan. 3. Barratt, Abigail, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — James Barratt, and Caleb Barratt, both of Hopewell, yeo- 
men. Witnesses — Phebe Ewing and Maskell Ewing. 

1765, Jan. 9. Inventory, £107.2.6%, made by Jonathan Ayars and 
Samuel Harris. Lib. 12, p. 103. 

1762, Jan 22. Barratt, Gwin, of Salem Twsp., Salem Co., spinster; 
will of. Sister, Elizabeth Mulford, all my real and personal, except 
what is hereafter excepted, and she must take care of my sister, 
Rachel Barratt, during her life; but, if she do not, then my brother, 
George Colson, or any other surviving brother, or sister, shall have 
the said estate, and keep said Rachel Barratt. My brother, George 
Colson, is to take care of my nephew, Enoch Barratt, and, when he 
is 15 years of age, to put him to learn a trade. Executors — brother- 
in-law, Stephen Mulford, and my brother, George Colson, that is 
to say, that Stephen Mulford is to be one of my executors so long 
as my sister, Elizabeth (his wife), shall live. Witnesses — Thomas 
Goodwin, Robert Wilson. Proved May 5, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 188. 

176S, Feb. 22. Bartholomew, Daniel, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — John Bartholomew, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 33 

John Hanna, clerk, both of Bethlehem Twsp., said Co. Witness — 
Margaret Kirkpatrick. 

1768, Feb. 24. Inventory, £113.17.9, made by Garret Lake and 
Thomas Lake. 

1769, Feb. 17. Account made by Johan Bartholomew, the Adm'r. 
"Paid James Yeomans Kelly, for schooling the children, £1." "Goods 
and cash, which Elizabeth Bartholomew had to her use" (the widow). 

Lib. 13, p. 335; Lib. 13, p. 494. 

1768, Oct. 11. Bartow, Daniel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm's — 
Isaac Harris, principal creditor. Fellowbondsman — John Pearsall; 
both of said Co. 

1768, Oct. 10. Renunciation, made by Unis Bartow, the widow, in 
favor of Doctor Isaac Harris. 

1768, Oct. 11. Inventory, £41.17.9, made by Daniel Drake and James 
Lennox. Lib. I, p. 336. 

1700, Feb. 15. Bartrom, John, of Bergen Co., blacksmith; will of. 
Wife, Agnes, use of real and personal. Eldest son, Joseph, the old 
place at Wimbeamis. Daughter, Ann, £20, when 21. Son, Antoney, 
house, shop and stoves. Executors — wife, Agnis, and my brother- 
in-law, Joost Beam. Witnesses — James Miller, Dedrick Tise and 
James Board. 

1769, May 3. Agnis Bartram renounced in presence of Coenraet 
Beam and Abram Beam. Proved April 29, 1769. Lib. K, p. 97. 

1763, Jan. 29. Bartron, David, of Readington, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Bartron. Lib. 11, p. 339. 

1761, Dec. 31. Bassett, Stephen, of Essex Co., merchant; will of. 
Wife, Ann, use of real and personal, and at her death, or marriage, 
to be divided among my children, Ann, Mary, Susannah and Eleanor. 
Daughters, Susannah and Eleanor, when they come of age, or are 
married, to have £60 each for their outset. Executors — my friend, 
Peter Simmons, sadler, and my wife, Ann. Witnesses — Petrus Pou- 
lusse, Robert Drummond, Jr., David Marinus. Proved May 2, 1763. 

Lib. H, p. 388. 

1769, Jan. 6. Bassett, William, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Personal and real estate to be sold. Wife, Phebe, 
£150, and the profits of my estate, and to bring up my children. 
Daughters, Mary Bassett and Abigail Bassett, the remainder when 
18. Mentioned sister, Elizabeth Davis's four sons, Elisha, Isaac, 
John and Thomas Davis. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Reese 
Kindell, George Colson, William Colson. Proved Feb. 25, 1769. 

1769, Feb. 22. Inventory, £225.8.6, made by Lamuel Lippincott and 
Jacob Davis. Lib. 13, p. 498. 

1767, Aug. 28. Bassett, Zebedee, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Rachel Bassett, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Daniel Bassett and Adam 
Rudderford, yeomen; all of Pilesgrove, Salem Co. 

1767, Aug. 15. Inventory, £204.2.2, made by Joseph Champneys and 
Peter Keen. Lib. 13, p. 190. 

1766, Nov. 8. Bastedo, John, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm's — Rob- 
ert Armstrong and Catharine Armstrong, late Catharine Bastedo, 

3 



34 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

widow of said John Bastedo. Fellowbondsman — Hugh Armstrong; 

all of said Co. Lib. I, p. 7. 

1766, Oct. 27. Inventory, £118.1.8, made by George Wetherill and 
Daniel South. 

1766, Dec. 23. Inventory, £58.10.0. made by Daniel South, and Sam- 
uel Okeson. 

Account (not dated) made by Adm'rs. 

1768. July 23. Bastedo. Joseph, of Middlesex Co., blacksmith; will 
of. Brother, Thomas Bastedo, all real and personal, and he to pay 
to my brother John, after my mother's death, £30, and to my sister. 
Hannah Bastedo, £30, and to brother, William. £30. and to my sis- 
ter, Anne, £30. and to my brother, George, £30. Executors — friends. 
George Garretson and Joakim Gulick, son of Samuel. "Witnesses — 
Samuel Grom, Joglem Gulyck, Samuel Smith. Proved Nov. 28, 1768. 

Lib. K, p. 6. 

1767, March 25. Bastiek. Henry, late of Philadelphia. Int. Bond 
of John Bastiek, of Philadelphia, carpenter, as Adm'r. Bondsman — 
John Shaw, of same place, inn keeper. "Witness — Joseph Read. 

Lib. 13, p. 102. 

1765, Jan. 29. Bate. Elizabeth, of Gloucester Twsp. and Co., widow; 
will of. Daughter, Mary Harker, my plantation in said Twsp., where- 
on I make my home with Thomas Bishop, till her son, Joseph Bate 
Harker, is 21, when he shall have the same; and my daughter, Mary 
Harker, shall pay to her sisters, Martha Hunt and Abigail Grin- 
away, £5 each. Granddaughter Mary Clark, my bed. Grandson, 
Samuel Flanningim, £8. Son. George Flaningin, the rest. Executor 
— my son George. If my grandson. Joseph Bate Harker, should die 
before 21, then the said lands shall descend to his brother, John 
Harker. Witnesses — Laban Langstaff, Tatum Williams, Joseph Gar- 
wood. Proved Jan. 22, 1768. 

1768, Jan. 22. Adm'r — Jonathan Aborn, with the 'will annexed. 
Inventory, £11.19.0. Lib. 12, p. 494. 

1769, Feb. 2S. Bateman, Moses, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Nehemiah Bateman and Thomas Joslin; both of said Co., 
yeomen. 

1769. Feb. 10. Inventory, £65.0.3, made by Silas Newcomb and 
John Bateman. 

1770. March 24. Account by both Adm'rs. "Cash received from the 
Sheriff, on the sale of land, £45.6.9." Lib. 13, p. 497; Lib. 15, p. 13. 

1763, April 14. Bateman, Thomas, of Cumberland Co. Ward. Son 
of Thomas Bateman, of Fairfield, in said Co. Guardian — John Bate- 
man, of Fairfield Twsp., said Co. Fellowbondsman — John Bereman, 
of Stow Creek, said Co.; both yeomen. "Witnesses — Abigail Ewing 
and Phebe Ewing. Lib. 11, p. 410. 

1760. March 6. Bates. John, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. All 
my lands and effects to be laid out for the maintenance of my 
mother, Abigail Bates, during her life. David Bates, the son of 
"William Bates, my lands and effects. Executor — brother, Joseph 
Kitchel. Witnesses — Abraham Kitchel, Moses Kitchel, John Acken. 
Proved Oct. 12, 1761. Lib. H, p. 71. 



fills — 1 761 -1 770 35 

U9M, March 27. Bate*, John, of Deptfbrd Twap., r Co, 

-.rah, my personal ea: ; Daniel, 

plantation which I ber 

•oea Creek, in this Twsp., but he is to support my father, Di- 
em, in such a n I to do; but 1 

support him till n . . . - ;e. Rest of real to be - 

% U hil- 

drer. Joseph, Joshua, Johr ; .beth and Sarah. 

Executors — my wife, and 1 Joshua Eva •>: — 

liarp, Bartboloi - April 15, 

11 ' 

18. Inventory, £30": 11 : Joshua Bt 

Allan - -: Lib. 13, p. 123. 

]7<J~. Sep* Bj Half. Thoman, of Kar. 

wife " . • househo: d at of the 

. .-., Daniel Bates, £30. Daugl £10. Rest to 
Daniel Bates, Sarah Bates, Hannah Bates, Rachel Ei' 
Eur.. Land to - — Nehe- 

mtah Baldwin and Joseph Kitch waea — Joseph Fostei 

: " Lib. I, 1 

] 7C7, If-' . B. Hates, William. 

to my two daugh- 
and Rhoda. Exe . ] — 

I -r. Witnesses — Ephraii] - -;,hen Bea 

I - : " 

171 Pel 11 ."-• Rebecca Bates, 

raim a Beach. Lib. K. : 

176«, »f-pt. 14, Batte*, Franriv 

mar. and % 1 art of my -ate. 

Son Thomas <h.t of John Allford. 

t John, used to hs - Ed- 

ward, land I bought of Elias - a, Abner, the meado" 

Joseph Shute, on Raccoon Cre - Richard, land that was 

-ht of John Allford. To Benjar. 
jamin CI Raccoon Creek. To Elizabeth, four a 

and 5 shillings. To Hannah Boys, i shilling's. To Mary Rumford, 5 
shillings. To Ann Horner. left with her mother to buy a 

'. ZOlal to be left in her mother's hai 

To my daughter, Sarah Batl Deborah Bat- 

ten, £20. To sons Edward and Abner, re* tate. Ex- 

Thomas. 'Witnesses — Josiah Fowler. 
Simon Kam, William Guest, Sr. Proved July 17, 176 7. 

1761 rune 27 Inventory, £102X14.11, made by William Guest and 
Jacob Spicer. Lib. 13, p. 121 

1762, Nov. 21. Baj-nton, Benjamin, Of Burlington, gentleman; 
will lain, Eliza Thomas E 

gre~ . ' lerin, of Philadelphia, sh £10. 

Aunt Ann Wheelei 

eld- John Baynton, gold watch. >■" 

ton, gold ring. Nephew, Benjamin Baynton, Jr.. s 
Aunt Anna Wheeler, all real and personal that wa - 
y my mother, Mary Baynton. The personal and re; ; 



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to me by my father, Peter Baynton, I give to my brother, John Bayn- 
ton. Executors — Aunt Ann Wheeler and my brother, John Baynton. 
Witnesses — Stephen Woolley, Lindsay Coats, John Barnes, Jr. Proved 
Aug. 13, 1763. Lib. 11, p. 375. 

i;ns, June 4. Beach, Aimer, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. Wife, 
Sarah, my lands and goods. Son, Joseph, 5 shillings. Executors — my 
wife, and my son Isaac. Witnesses — Samuel Parritt, Isaac Sergeant, 
John Cobb. Proved Dec. 8, 1768. Lib. K, p. 60. 

176S, Oct. 22. Bench, Ephrnim, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— John Cobb and Benjamin Howell; both of said place. 

1768, Oct. 22. Renunciation by Deborah Beach, widow of Ephraim, 
in favor of John Cobb and Benjamin Howell. Witness — Samuel 
Beach. Lib. I, p. 363. 

1765, Feh. 15. Beach, Joseph, of Mendham, Morris Co.; will of. 
The land I bought of Mr. Byram's executors, and that land lying be- 
fore John Cory's door, of 10 acres, and the field joining Samuel Day, 
to be sold. Wife, Eunice, % of the moveable estate, and use of % 
the lands; and the use of all lands till the children are old enough 
to put out. Son, Abner, rest of lands. Children, Mary, Eunice, 
Rachel, Joseph, Nathaniel, Hannah, Elias, Mathias, Samuel and 
Sary, £10 each. Executors — brother, Elisha Beach, and friends, John 
Cory and David Thompson. Witnesses — Isaac Rabbit, Samuel Hud- 
son, William Hudson. Proved March 13, 1765. Lib. H, p. 499. 

1765, Feb. 26. Bcakes, David, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., cord- 
wainer. Int. Adm'r — Edmund Beakes, Jr. Fellowbondsman — John 
Wetherill; both of said place. 

1765, Feb. 22. Inventory, £29.11.11, made by Thomas Miller and 
John Wetherill. Lib. 12, p. 61. 

1761, Feb. 27. Beakes, William, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
joiner; will of. Wife, Anne, £140, and use of 2 acres, and to live in 
the house with my son, David, which house and land my son, David, 
is to have after his mother is done with it; and if David leave no 
heirs, then it shall go to my son, Edmund. In order that my wife 
may bring up my 2 grandsons, viz., William and John, I give her 
£20 more. To my daughter, Elizabeth Thomas, £45, after the sale 
of my plantation. Daughter, Anne Beakes, £45. Grandsons, William 
and John Morford, £10 each, when they are 21. Plantation to be 
sold, which place was surveyed by my brother, Edmund Beakes. 
Son, David, to have the said lot. Rest of my estate to my sons, 
David, Edmund, Stephen, Abraham and Samuel. As my son, David, 
is subject to fits, I order his share to be put to interest, and the in- 
terest paid to such person as shall have the care of him. Executors 
— my wife, Anne, and my son, Edmund. Witnesses — William Lawrie, 
Jesse Woodward, Edmund Beakes. Proved Aug. 8, 1761. 

1761, June 23. Inventory, £268.2.4, made by John Steward and 
Thomas Miller. Lib. 11, p. 63. 

1766, Aug. 2. Beaty, James, of Lebanon. Hunterdon Co.; will of, 
Wife, Jane, the fourth of my personal and real. Children to have 
schooling. Children, Isabel Beaty, Alexander Beaty, Mary Beaty, 
Samuel Beaty, James Beaty, Esther Beaty, Jane Beaty, and such 



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child or children as my wife is or shall be pregnant with at the 
time of my decease, to have rest of estate. Executors — friends, 
James Martin and Alexander Rea. Witnesses — George Beaty, Rob- 
ert Beaty, William Rea. Proved Feb. 16, 1767. 

1766, Nov. 13. Inventory, £234.6.0, made by Thomas Hunter and 
Thomas Likens. Lib. 13, p. 209. 

1763, June 15. Beck, John Casselton, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of 
John Beck, of Elizabeth Borough, said Co. Guardian — Elias Wood- 
ruff. Fellowbondsman — William Barnet; both of said Borough. 

Lib. H, p. 246. 

176S, Oct. 2S. Bedell, Daniel, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Mathias Clark. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Rutan; both of said 
place. 

1768, Oct. 27. Renunciation, by Agness Bedell, the widow; in favor 
of Mathias Clark, the highest creditor. Witness — Benjamin Bedell. 

1768, Oct. 29. Inventory, made by Isaac Clark and Thomas Ors- 
born. Lib. I, p.363. 

1761, Oct. 11. Bedell, Jacob, Sr., of Essex Co.; will of. Sons, 
John and Jacob, the plantation on which they live. Son, 

Benjamin, plantation where I live. Wife, Martha, and my sons, 
Daniel, Joseph and Michael, and my daughter, Martha Lains, my 
moveable estate. Executors — my sons, Absolom and John Bedell. 
Witnesses — Jonathan Elmer, Elnathan Cory, Daniel Cox. Proved 
Dec. 23, 1763. Lib. H, p. 326. 

1768, July 11. Bedell, Jacob, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Benjamin 
Bedell, of Essex Co. Fellowbondsman — Kennedy Vance, of Morris 
Co. 

1768, July 13. Inventory, made by Stephen Clark and William 
Calwall. Lib. I, p. 302. 

1768, Jan. 9. Bedell, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Benjamin Bedell. Fellowbondsman — Jonas Vallentine; both 
of Elizabeth Borough, yeomen. Witnesses — John Richards and Rob- 
ert Ogden. 

1768, Jan. 8. Renunciation of Hannah Bedell, the widow of John 
Bedell, in favor of Benjamin Bedell. Witnesses — Obadiah Valentine 
and William Gray. John Parson, largest creditor and the widow 
make choice that Benjamin Bedell, brother of the deceased, should 
administer. 

1768, Jan. 12. Inventory, £16.5.3, made by Jeremiah Ludlam and 
Jonah Vallentine. 

1768, Jan. 12. Account made by Adm'r. 

"The land sold per the Sheriff, £72." 

Files 2569-2570G; 2573-2576G; 3691-3694G. 

1758, June 28. Bedent, John, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Daughters, Elizabeth Hildidge, Mary Robbins, Rebecka Blizard and 
Naomi Blizard, 10 shillings each. Daughter, Keziah Dean, a cow. 
Grandson, Moses Barrott, 5 shillings. Grandson, Samuel Shepherd, 
5 shillings. Wife, Abigail, rest of estate. Executors — my wife and 
son-in-law, John Robins. Witnesses — Anne Lore, Sarah Ogden, John 
Ogden, Jonadab Shepherd, William Paullin, David Shepherd. Proved 
Aug. 18, 1761. Lib. 11, p. 170. 



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17C0, Feb. 13. Bedlow, Susannah, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Eldest daughter, Mary, £50. House and lot to be sold, and 
money put to interest and divided between my daughters, Mary and 
Susannah, both of whom are married. To Josiah Holmes a silver 
tankard for the good will I bear him. Executor — said Josiah Holmes. 
Witnesses — Samuel Scott, James Hill, James Grover. Proved Oct. 
28, 1763. Lib. I, p. 160. 

1767, Oct. 8. Bee, Amos, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of Eph- 
raim Bee, of Greenwich, said Co. Guardian — Jonathan Ayars. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Isaac Ayars; both of Cumberland Co. File No. 329 F. 

1767, Aug. 31. Bee, Ephraim, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Ephraim Bee, plantation where I live, and he is 
to find my widow, sufficient meat, drink, washing, lodging and ap- 
parel, while she is my widow. Son, Amos, 100 acres in Alloways 
Twsp., Salem Co. Son, Amos, to have £60 when he is 21. Daughter, 
Sophia Bee, £20, when she is of age. Son, Asa, £20 if he stays with 
his brother, Ephraim, till he is 21. Daughter, Elizabeth, 5 shill- 
ings. Daughter, Ann, £3, after Adam Sharp, her husband, pays a 
bond of £37, and a note of £7.10.0. Executors — my friend, Jonathan 
Hairs, of Cumberland Co., and my son, Ephraim. Witnesses — Amy 
Scott, Thomas Clark, Anthony Rush. Proved Sept. 16, 1767. 

1767, Sept. 15. Inventory, £330.5.2%, made by Thomas Clark and 
Joseph Bivins. 

1770, Nov. 8. Account by Ephraim Bee, acting Executor. 

Lib. 13, p. 135; Lib. 15, p. 64. 

1767, Oet. S. Bee, Ephraim. Ward. Guardian — Jonathan Ayars. 

Lib. 13, p. 280. 

1768, Jan. 9. Beedle, John. Int. Adm'r — Benjamin Beedle. 

Lib. I, p. 208. 

1760, Dee. 21. Beekman, Henry, of Raritan, Somerset Co., yeoman; 
will of. To nephews and nieces, the children of my late brother, 
Martin Beekman, deceased, all my real and personal estate; that 
is to say, to Elizabeth, Henry, Samuel, Anne and John. Executors 
— nephews, Henry and Samuel Beekman. Witnesses-r-John Baptist 
Dumont, Francis Brasier, Mary Dumont. Proved Jan. 15, 1770. 

Lib. K, p. 148. 

1762, Sept. 29. Bell, James, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., carpenter; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, house I live in. To James Davis, £8 when 
of age. To James Bell Meshat, lot I bought of Squire Lewis. Ex- 
ecutors — my wife, Alexander Chambers and John Chambers. Wit- 
nesses — Josiah Appleton, Robert Quigley, Benjamin Yard. Proved 
Oct. 6, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 351. 

1765, Sept. 28. BeUis, Peter, of Sussex Co.; will of. Wife, Cris- 
teen, my plantation where I live, the mills and stock, as long as she 
lives; but she may sell if she likes, when all is to be divided be- 
tween my wife and children; except a lot of land on Paulins Kiln, 
joining lands of Philip Bellis, Dar Kikendal and James Brown, 
which lot I give to my three sons, Philip, Peter and William. John 
Frees is to live on the place where he now lives for 7 years. Son, 



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Philip, to have £50 out of the place where he formerly lived. Execu- 
tors — my wife, Christian, and my son, Philip. Witnesses — Anthony 
Stutte, James Hanna, Richard Lanen. Proved Feb. 7, 1767. 

1767, Feb. 7. Inventory, £208.17.0, made by Richard Lannen and 
John Green. Lib. 12, p. 464. 

1761, March 7. Belliss, Adam, Sr., of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Catherine Bellows, £200, after the expiration of 10 
years. Eldest son, William Bellows, £15 more than the rest of chil- 
dren. Second son, Peter, £10 more than rest; and all my children to 
have their shares when grown up. My place to be sold after 10 
years. Wife given household goods. Executors — my brother, Han 
William Bellows, and my wife, Catherine. Witnesses — Cornelius Wil- 
liamson, Johannes Young, Mark Blair. Proved April 6, 1761. 

1761, April 4. Inventory, £271.1.2, made by John Young and Cor- 
nelius Williamson. Lib. 10, p. 553. 

1767, June 13. Benners, Christian, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Maud- 
lin Benners, of Mannington, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Andrew Road, 
of Alloways Creek, said Co., yeoman, and Matthias Miller, of Deer- 
field, Cumberland Co., yeoman. 

1767, June 3. Inventory, £245.13.0 made by Richard Sparks and 
Adam Kiger. Lib. 13, p. 191. 

1761, Oct. 30. Bcnnet, John, of Somerset Co., blacksmith. Int. 
Adm'r — Jaques Voorheese. Fellowbondsman — Hendrick Fisher; both 
of said Co. 

1761, Oct. 19. Inventory, £10.1.6, made at Millstone, by Jan Kroe- 
sen, John Van Derveer and Corneles Van Hengeler. 

1761, Oct. 27. Renunciation, by Geertie Bennet, the widow, in 
favor of Jaques Voorhees. Witness — Peter Schenck. 

1761, Oct. 30. Account by Adm'r. Lib. H, p. 35. 

1764, .July 8.. Bennet, Mary, of Bridgetown in Twsp. of Northamp- 
ton, Burlington Co., midwife; will of. Son, William Bennet, 5 shill- 
ings. Daughter, Mary Bennet, rest of real and personal. Execu- 
trix — my daughter, Mary Bennet. Witnesses — Daniel Jones, Jr., 
James McElhago, Aaron Smith. Proved Nov. 21, 1766. 

Inventory, £112.16.6, made by Aaron Smith and Daniel Jones, Jr. 

Lib. 13, p. 49. 

1766, April 23. Bennet, Bichard, of Springfield, Burlington Co.; 
will of. My friend, William Stockton, to pay my debts out of money 
he has in trust; and the rest, except £52 that belongs to my sister, 
Mary Purkins, to be given to said Stockton's son, Richard. To 
brother, Joseph Bennet, and to Mary Purkins, Abiah Bennet (my 
sisters) living in New England, a mortgage of £210. Witnesses — 
Robert Foster, Peter Fenimore, Thomas Rozel. Proved Oct. 27, 1766. 

1766, Oct. 27. Inventory, £414.19.11, made by David Stockton and 
Thomas Rozel. Lib. 13, p. 3. 

1764, Aug. 27. Bennett, Ezekiel, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Rachel Bennett, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsmen — 
Samuel Scudder, cordwainer, and John Pagett, yeoman; both of said 
place. 



40 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1764, Aug. 13. Inventory, £109.11.9, made by Thomas Sayre and 
John Pagett. 

1768, March 10. Account, by Rachel Bennett. 

Lib. 12, p. 177; Lib. 13, p. 333. 

1764, April 7. Bensen, Gerret, of Hackinsack, Bergen Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Eva, real and personal till son John is 21, then to 
have her living. My mother, Elizabeth Bensen, to be maintained. 
Mentions brothers and sisters, and daughters Elizabeth, Marytje 
and Jannetje. Wife now pregnant. Executors — brother, John Ben- 
sen and brother-in-law, John Bourdan. Witnesses — Johannis Bou- 
gart, Derick Lozeyr and Robert Livesey. Proved May 6, 1765. 

1765, May 6. Inventory, £190.5.0, made by Johannis Bougart and 
Derick Lozeyr. Lib. H, p. 574. 

1767, May 28. Bergen, Frederick, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Gerretie, use of real and personal. Son, Hendrick, cows. 
Son, Jacob, £5 for his birthright. Son, Hendrick, the plantation. 
Son, Jacob, £75. Daughter, Gerretje Bergen, now the wife of John 
Vandyck, Jr., £75. Daughter, Elsie Bergen, now the wife of Koen- 
raet Ten Eyck, Jr., £75. Executors — my wife, Gerretje, my son 
Jacob, and son Hendrick. Witnesses — Peter Peterson, Cornelius 
Peterson, Paul Miller. Proved Nov. 22, 1762. Lib. K, p. 103. 

1768, April 25. Berkinshire, Thomas, of Burlington Co. Int. Bond 
of William Calvert as Adm'r. Fellowbondsman — Zachariah Rossell; 
both of said Co. Witness — Samuel Bard. Lib. 13, p. 433. 

1749, June 12. Berry, John, of Bergen Co., yeoman; will of. Sons, 
John, Samuel, Phillip, William and Abraham, my lands. Sons, John 
and Samuel, the land I bought of my grandfather Berry. Wife to 
have goods and to live in the place. Daughter, Mary, £25. Wit- 
nesses — Thomas Richarson, Gerret Van Voorst and George Vreland. 
Proved Nov. 19, 1767. 

1767, Nov. 19. John Berry and Samuel Berry, of New Barbadoes, 
appointed Adm'rs with will annexed. 

1767, Nov. 26. Inventory, £644.3.0, made by John Vreeland and Hen- 
drick Kip. Lib. I, p. 275. 

1763, Jan. 29. Bertron, David, of Reading Town, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Bartron. Fellowbondsman — Edward Wilmot; both 
of said place. 

1763, Jan. 28. Inventory, £29.5.8, made by Edward Wilmot and 
Isaac Dumott. Lib. 11, p. 339. 

1763, Aug. 4. Bevens, Evan, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Hannah 
Bevens, the widow. Fellowbondsman — David Linn; both of said Co. 

1763, Aug. 2. Inventory, £64.15.0, made by Wyllys Pierson and 
Stephen Mahurin. Lib. H, p. 324. 

1764, Oct. 27. Bevin, Philip, of Am well Twsp., Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, some personal estate and live stock. 
Rest of personal estate to be sold, and money put to interest, and 
interset, with rent of farm and other lots, I give to my wife, and she 
to maintain our young son, Philip; and he is to have the real when 
21. Executors — friends, George Reading, Johantiel Risler, Tunis Kase, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 41 

and John Shriner. Witnesses — Daniel Robins, Isaac Robins, Mary 
Blair. Proved April 22, 1765. 

1765, Jan. 28. Inventory, £111.12.6, made by Philip Calvin and 
Francis Passon. 

1769, March 11. Account, by George Reading and Hontel Resler, 
Executors. Lib. 12, p. 139; Lib. 13, p. 493. 

1761, Aug:. 2S. Biekerdike, Gideon, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, the goods she brought with her. She is to 
have all that shall remain after debts are paid; after her death 
to be divided between my sister, Mary, and her two daughters, Lydia 
and Ruth; and my reason is, because Stacy was taken care of by 
his father, and my sister, Jael, and her children, are also well pro- 
vided for. To my cousin, Lydia Blakey, % dozen teaspoons. To 
cousins, Joshua and William Blakey, 3 silver spoons each. Cousin, 
Stacy Beaks, gold buttons. Cousin, Lydia Beakes, silver buckles. 
Cousin, Ruth Beakes, silver buckles and silver spoons, marked "J. 
D. G. B. D. C." Executrix — Esther Biekerdike. Witnessed, 14 of 
Feb., 1762, by Stacy Potts, Nathan Wright, Hannah Wright. Proved 
Feb. 26, 1762. 

1762, Feb. 23. Inventory, £507.19.034, made by William Cleayton 
and Edmond Beakes. 

1768, Oct. 14. Account by Esther Hoskins, late Esther Biekerdike. 
Twenty-two acres of land was sold to Stacy Potts for £184.5.3; lot of 
land was sold to Stacy Beakes for £33. Paid Hannah Biekerdike 
her dower, £100. Lib. 11, p. 140; Lib. 12, p. 522. 

1769, Jan. 14. Biekerdike, Hannah, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Widow of Gideon Biekerdike. Granddaughter, 
Elizabeth Playtor, wife of George Playtor, a meadow in said Twsp., 
which I reserve for myself from the plantation which I sold to 
William Nutt, and, after her death, to go to her son, Watson. 
Granddaughter, Elizabeth Playtor, my right in land in Nottingham 
Twsp., and, after her death, to her son Watson. Granddaughter, 
Anne Welldon, my plantation in Chesterfield Twsp., which I bought 
of William Nutt, but if she dies without heirs, then it is to go to 
my grandson, Nathan Wright, and if they both die, then it is to be 
sold and divided among the rest of my grandchildren. Granddaugh- 
ter, Hannah Welldon, £20, when 18. To my three youngest grand- 
children, Catharine Wright, Rebecca W T right and Nathan Wright, 
£20 each, when of age. Executors — my cousin, Marmaduke Watson, 
and my granddaughter, Ann Welldon. Witnesses — William Nutt, 
George Apelgate, John Watkinson. Proved April 15, 1769. 

Lib. 13, p. 514. 
1769, April 12. Inventory, £446.19.2, made by Joseph Thorn and 
Stacy Fenton. 

1766, Aug. 37. Bigger, Martha, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Son, Thomas Flemen, £5. Son, Andrew Flemen, £5. Son, 
William Flemen, £5. Son, Joseph' Biggerd, £10. To Robert Riggerd, 
son of Joseph, £10. To James Riggerd, my son, £10. To James and 
Martha Riggerd, both the children of Robert Riggerd, £10. To my 
five daughters-in-law, my apparel, but Elizabeth Riggerd to have 
her choice of gown; the other for Mary Flemen (wife of Thomas 
Flemen), Tely Flemen (wife of William), Ann Riggerd (wife of Jo- 
seph Reggerd), Ann Riggerd (widow of Robert); the apparel to be 



42 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

to them. Son, Andrew Flemen, 5 yards of "worst." Rest to my sons, 
Joseph Reggerd, James Riggerd and John Rigerd (son of James 
Rigger). Executors — son, James Riggird, and Francis McShane. Wit- 
nesses — Thomas Little, Catrein Littel, Jane Littel. Proved Nov. 1, 
1766. [Spellings as in will, but "Bigger" proper surname]. 

1766, Sept. 4. Inventory, £82.13.0, made by Joseph Gorden, and Rob- 
art Little. Lib. 12, p. 408. 

1766, Oct. 10. Biggers, Robert, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Ann Biggers. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Gordon; both of 
said place. 

1766, Aug. 7. Inventory, £116.3.3, made by Francis McShane and 
Joseph Gordon. Lib. 12, p. 422. 

1763, Jan. 38. Biggs, Daniel, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Biggs. Fellowbondsman — John Burgin; both yeo- 
men and of Hopewell Twsp., said Co. 

1763, Jan. 27. Inventory, £195.3.10, made by Jacob Moore and John 
Burgin. Lib. 11, p. 305. 

1763, Sept. 13. Biles, George, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Thomas Biles and William Biles, Jr. Fellowbondsmen — Benjamin 
Biles and William Cleayton; all of said Co. 

1763, Sept. 12. Inventory, £168.4.6, made by William Cleayton and 
Benjamin Biles. Lib. 11, p. 459. 

1765, Sept. 23. Billopp, Sarah, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Widow of Thomas Billopp. Eldest son, Christopher Billopp, £100. 
Rest of my estate to my seven children, namely, Mary (widow of 
Richard Nickleson), Elizabeth, Rachel, Thomas, Sarah, Catharine 
and Jasper. Executors — my sons, Christopher and Thomas. Wit- 
nesses — John Berrien, Samuel Sarjant, Francis Goelet. Proved Sept. 
7, 1770. 

1771, May. Inventory, £2141.8.10, filed by Christopher Billopp. 

Lib. K, p. 235. 

1766, Aug. 25. Bills, Gershom, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. All my lands to be sold, except % of an acre at burying yard. 
After debts are paid, rest to my wife, Margaret, and children, Han- 
nah Jackson, Daniel Bills, Rebecah Bills, Rachel Bills, Sarah Bills, 
Solvahes Bills, Solvester Bills, Thomas Bills and Elizabeth Bills. 
Those young children, which I have by my wife Margaret to be 
brought up on their own legacy. Executors — my friends, William 
Jackson, Jr., and Thomas Tilton, and my son, Daniel. Witnesses — 
William Pearce, Thomas Tilton, David Curtis, Jr. Proved Sept. 27, 
1766. 

1766, Sept. 1. Inventory made by David Johnson and Benjamin 
Jackson. Lib. I, p. 97. 

1769, Jan. 5. Bills, William, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Ward. 
Son of Nathaniel Bills of said place; makes choice of Thomas Davis 
as his Guardian till he is 21. 

1769, Jan. 5. Guardian — Thomas Davis, of Philadelphia. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Lawrence, of City of Burlington. Witness — Joseph 
Read. Lib. 12, p. 523. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I761-I77O 43 

1761, Feb. 27, Binge, William, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co., 
farmer; will of. Eldest son, William, all my now dwelling planta- 
tion, except what is excepted, joining land that did belong to John 
Johnson, deceased, Capt. John Price and John Hoff, and contains 
200 acres. Youngest son, Jacob, £100. Wife, Hannah, use of negro 
girl Dinah, and, after my wife's death, to my daughter, Elizabeth 
Binge. Wife is otherwise provided for. Son, Jacob, to be put to a 
trade. Executors — my wife, and my son, William. Witnesses — Na- 
thaniel Randolph, Rebekah Randolph, Samuel Randolph. Proved 
Feb. 18, 1767. 

1767, Feb. 17. Inventory, £1066.3.6, made by John Johnson and 
Nathaniel Randolph. 

1768, April 8. Account by William Binge, the Executor. 

Lib. 13, p. 213. 

1763, Feb. 18. Bird, Abigail and Margaret, of Elizabeth Town. 
Essex Co. Wards. Children of John Bird of said place, aged 10 and.' 
8 years. Guardian — Samuel Wood. Fellowbondsman — Ephraim Ter- 
rill; both of said Co. Witness — John Smyth. 

1763, Feb. 17. Petition of Abraham Clark, Jr., Thomas Clark,. 
William P. Smith, Robert Ogden and Samuel Woodruff; inhabitants 
of Elizabeth Town, who recommend Samuel Wood, uncle of the chil- 
dren, as a proper person to act as Guardian. Their father, John 
Bird, had land in right of his wife, who is deceased since her hus- 
band, and they both died intestate. Lib. H, p. 221. 

1769, Ang. 12. II irk ham. Jobn, of Burlington, inn holder; will of- 
Wife, Dinah and my two daughters, to have all, share and share 
alike; the daughters when 18. Executor — Daniel Ellis, Esq., of Burl- 
ington. Witnesses — John Shaw, Thamson Neall, William Shaw. 
Proved Sept. 6, 1769. Lib. 14, p. 74. 

1769, Aug. 22. Inventory, £155.18.11, made by Isaac Heulings and 
John Carty. 

1770, July 25. Bishop, Jeremiah, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Anna Bishop, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Benjamin Lupton and Na- 
thaniel Harris; all of Hopewell Twsp., said Co. 

1770, July 2. Inventory, £62.7.6, made by Benjamin Lupton and 
Nathaniel Harris. Lib. 15, p. 69. 

1760, Dee. 15. Bishop, John, of Northampton, in Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Rebecca, and my three daughters, Ruth, Anne 
and Sarah, my personal estate. Wife, Rebecca, use of plantation till 
my son, William, is 21. Son, William, my plantation where I dwell, 
which was given me by my father Thomas Bishop, and he is to pay 
to my youngest son, John, £100. Executors — wife, Rebecca, and my 
son, William. Witnesses — Caleb Ogborn, Joseph Burr, Jr., John 
Burr, Jr. Proved Feb. 19, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 364. 

1761, Feb. 5. Inventory, £560.16.0%, made by Thomas Moore and 
Joseph Burr, Jr. 

1763, Dec. 6. Bishop, John, of Northampton in Burlington Co., 
Ward. Bond of John Hatkinson and wife, Elizabeth, as guardians 
of said John Bishop, son of Benjamin Bishop of same place. 

Lib. 11, p. 455. 



44 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1768, March 2. Bishop, Vincent, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son 
and heir of Joshua Bishop. Bond of Martha Stiles as Guardian. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — John Briggs and Edward Stiles, all of said Co. Wit- 
ness — Samuel Bard. Lib. 13, p. 315. 

1769, Dec, 28. Bishop, Vincent, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son of 
Joshua Bishop, of same place; makes choice of John Briggs for his 
Guardian; who is appointed. Bondsman — Job Briggs; all of said Co. 

Lib. 14, p. 125. 

1761, April 8. Bishop, William, of Greenwich Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
will of. Plantation to be sold and the money given to my wife and 
children, Joseph, William, David and John. Executors — brothers- 
in-law, David Henry and John Henry. Witnesses — Samuel Vanhook, 
Sarah Henry, Philip Chapman. Proved May 5, 1761. 

1761, April 23. Inventory, £335.17.6, made by Alexander White 
and David Hays. 

1766, Nov. 19. Account by both Executors. Lib. 11, p. 61. 

1763, Dec. 6. Bispham, John, of Northampton, Burlington Co. 
Ward. Guardians — John Hatkinson and Elizabeth his wife. (The 
said John Bispham being the son of Benjamin). Witness — Charles 
Read. Lib. 11, p. 455. 

1770, March 1. Bispham, Thomas, of Philadelphia, tavern keeper; 
will of. All real and personal in New Jersey to be sold, and the 
money to be given to my wife, Sarah, and my five children, Joseph, 
Benjamin, Thomas, Hinchman and Elizabeth, when they are of age. 
Executors — brother-in-law, John Hinchman, of Gloucester Co., N. J., 
my wife, Sarah, and my brother, John Bispham. Witnesses — John 
Hatkinson, Samuel Clement, Paul Isaac Voto. Proved at Philadel- 
phia, Aug. 3, 1770. Proved in N. J. Aug. 7, 1770. Lib. 15, p. 42. 

1760, June 21. Black, Sarah, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Son, Samuel, £10. Son Edward, £12. Daughter, Mary Pope, 
£10. Daughter, Ann Wright, £10. Grandsons, Ezra Black, John 
Black, William Black, Joseph Pope, Nathaniel Pope, John Pope, 
Thomas Wright, Abner Wright, Amos Wright and John Black (son 
of Thomas), £8 each. Grandson, Edward Black (son of William), 
£62. Grandson, John Black (son of Edward), £8. Granddaughters, 
Hannah and Sarah Gaunt, £18 each. Granddaughter, Achsah Black, 
£6. Granddaughters, Ann Black and Ann Wright, £6 each. Grand- 
daughter, Elizabeth Wright, bed. Son-in-law, Samuel Gaunt, and 
my daughter-in-laws, Mary Black of Springfield, Mary Black of 
Mansfield, and Amy Potts, 5 shillings each. To Chesterfield Month- 
ly Meeting, £5. Daughters, Mary Pope and Ann Wright, my ap- 
parel. Executors — son-in-law and daughter, Amos Wright and Ann 
Wright, his wife, and, if they die, then their son, Abner Wright. 
Witnesses — Edward Rockhill and Elizabeth Rockhill. Proved Sept. 
27, 1769. Lib. 14, p. 189. 

1769, Aug. 8. Inventory, £454.6.1, made by Edward Rockhill and 
Ezra Black. 

1764, March 25. Blackford, Nathaniel, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, use of my plantation to bring up my children. 
Sons, John, Benjamin and Nathaniel, my farm, when they are 21. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I761-I77O 45 

My daughter, Desia Blackford, £100. Daughter, Sophia, £100. I give 
to my daughters the pewter that did belong to my first wife. Ex- 
ecutors — my wife, and my brother, John Blackford. Witnesses — 
John Smith, Stephen Bunels, Daniel Barto. Proved April 12, 1764. 

1764, April 11. Inventory, £252.19.11, made by Jacob Boice and John 
Hepburn. Lib H, p. 337. 

1749, April 5. Blacklidg, Philip, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Ann, 5 shillings. To son, Zachariah, son Phillip, 
daughter Cathrine, daughter Elenah, son Benjamin, son Jacob, each 5 
shillings. To wife, Wiilempe, all my lands and goods. Executrix — 
my wife. Witnesses — Mathias Miller, Samuel Man, John Ross. Proved 
July 11, 1761. Lib. H, p. 24. 

1764, June 28. Blackwood, Alexander, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., 
fuller. Int.. Adm'r — Samuel Blackwood. Pellowbondsman — Joseph 
Tatem; both of said Co., yeomen. Witness — Sarah Howell. 

Lib. 12, p. 15. 

1761, April 3. Blackwood, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Margaret Blackwood and Samuel Blackwood. Fellowbondsmen — 
John Hider and Samuel Mifflin; all of said Co. Witness — James 
Clark. Lib. 10, p. 160. 

1761, Jan. 2. Blain, William, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Barney Lowrey, of New York City, who is son-in-law 
of said William Blain. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Cocever, of New 
Brunswick. Witnesses — Ann Hude and James Hude, Jr. 

Lib. G, p. 458. 

1699, May 12. Blaine, John, of Wapping, in the Parish of Stepney, 
als. Stebonheath, in Co. of Middlesex (England), merchant; will of. 
Wife, Margaret Blaine, all the rent that is due to me from the two 
houses in Black Fryars, London, and for the farm at Hornsey, in 
said Co., lately occupied by Thomas Buddock, and for my moiety 
of the 3 messuages in Aldgate in London, which I bought of Wil- 
liam Waddis, and now in tenure of Samuel Maine, draper, Zachariah 
Limcox, hosier, and Humphrey Cock, milliner. After my wife's 
death, the lands shall go to such persons as my late father-in-law, 
Thomas Farley, by his will did appoint; but the three messuages in 
London I give to my five children, Thomas Blaine, Margaret Blaine, 
Elizabeth (now the wife of Robert Barclay), Farley Blaine, and 
Mary Blaine. To son, Thomas, the Vs part of the ship "Susan," of 
which he is Master; and I give him all my lands in East New Jer- 
sey. To daughter, Margaret Blaine, £800. Daughter, Farley Blaine, 
£800. Daughter, Mary Blaine, £S00. Grandson, John Blaine, son of 
my said son, £50. To my granddaughter, Margaret Barclay, daugh- 
ter of my daughter Elizabeth, £50. To my brother, James Blaine, 
and my friend, Roger Newham, a 5 guinea piece of gold to each of 
them. To Joseph Caydle and William Saunders, £10, to be given 
to the poor belonging to the meeting at Ratcliffe, called Quakers. 
My brothers, James and Benjamin, are to give £5 to the poor of 
the neighborhood. The rest to be given to my children when they 
are of age. Executors — my wife, my brother, James, and my friend, 
Roger Newham. Witnesses — Benjamin Blaine, Mary Cudlip, Thomas 
Butler. 



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Whereas since making the above will, my daughter Margaret has, 
by my consent, married Abraham Coleman, therefore I make the 
£800 bequest void. This is made as my codicil, this 4th of Nov., 
1699, and signed before William Ruddock and Thomas Butler. 
Proved Jan. 16, 1768, and exemplification thereof is herein given 
out of the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury; tne 
which will having before been proved on 3rd of Jan., 1699, and let- 
ters were granted to Margaret Blaine, James Blaine and Roger New- 
ham, as Executors. Lib. I, p. 317. 

1766, July 9. Blair, Alexander, of the Landing, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. All real and personal estate to my wife, Jannikje. 
Executors — my wife, and my friend, Michael Field. Witnesses — 
Barnabus Lagrange, Daniel Bray, Andres Ten Eick. Proved March 
30, 1768. Lib. I, p. 230. 

1768, March 30. Blake, Israel, of Mannington Precinct, Salem Co., 
innholder; will of. My brother, Garret Black, one shilling. Sister, 
Sarah Black, one shilling. Wife, Elizabeth, rest of my estate. Ex- 
ecutrix — my wife. Witnesses — William Barrat, Charles Hamilton, 
Anna Hamilton. Proved June 13, 1768. 

1768, May 11. Inventory made by Thomas Bullock and William 
Barrat. Lib. 12, p. 539. 

1770, Jan. 9. Blauw. Cornelius, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'rs — Mary 
Blauw (the widow), Johannes Demarest and Daniel Isaac Browne. 
Fellowbondsman — Lawrence Ackerman; all of Bergen Co. Witness 
— Matthias McDermott. Lib. K, p. 143. 

17.15, Sept. 22. Blinkerhoff, Cornelius, of Gemonepa, Bergen Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Eegje, use of real and personal while my 
widow. Son, Hendrick, the choice of the two plantations, one at 
Gemonepa and Pemberpog and Bergen, the other at the "Engles 
Neborhood." Son, Hartman, the other plantation. Daughter, Marita, 
the bond given by her former husband, Helmig Vanhoute. To the 
children of my daughter, Clasie, £200. To Eegje, wife of Abram 
Sicelse, £200. To daughter, Geesie Blinkerhoff $200. Moveables to 
daughter, Clasie, the wife of Gerret Croese. Witnesses — Claes Vree- 
landt, Gerrit Vreelandt and Reynier V. Giese. 

1757, Nov. 9. Codicil. Witnesses — Claes Vreland. Proved Oct. 23, 
1770. 

1770, Oct. 25. Bond of Hendrick Blinkerhoff and Hartman Blink- 
erhoff as Adm'rs with will annexed. Claes Vreelandt, fellowbonds- 
man; all of Bergen Town in Bergen Co. Lib. K, p. 318. 

1764, Sept. 7. Blond, Gabriel, of Burlington, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Brother, Alexander, at Boston, £10. Sister, Philipa, £10. Sister, 
Mary Anne, £10. To my housekeeper, the widow Elizabeth Duffle, 
household goods, and the use of the house I bought of James Max- 
well in said City. If there is no news of my son James Alexander 
in five years, then, after the death of Elizabeth, the house is to be 
for Mathew Dawson, youngest son of Elizabeth Duffle, but, if he die 
under 21, then the house is to be for the Library Company of Bur- 
lington. Executor — friend, Abraham Hertlings. Witnesses — Samuel 
Allinson, Joseph Read, William Terrill. Proved Nov. 24, 1766. 

Lib. 13, p. 16. 



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1763, Oct. 20. Bloodgood, Francis, of South Amboy Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. My lands in the South ward of Perth Amboy, and 
in Woodbridge Twsp., to be sold. Wife, Judah, interest of £200. 
The money from the sale of lands to be given to my four sons and 
two daughters, viz., William, John, Abraham, Francis, Martha and 
Mary. To all my children I give all my rights to land in Marineck 
Township, Westchester Co., New York, in the East Neck of Rich- 
bell's Patent. Executors — my friends, William Morgan and Daniel 
Morgan. Witnesses — Thomas Warne, Joshua Warne, Obadiah Her- 
bert. Proved July 30, 1766. 

1766, Aug. 28. Inventory, £209.9.0, made by James Morgan and 
John Herbert. 

1767, May 12. Renunciation by William Morgan. Witnesses — 
Thomas Ellison and Anna Morgan. 

1767, May 23. Judith Bloodgood, and John Bloodgood, one of the 
sons of Francis Bloodgood deceased, Adm's of the estate of Francis 
Bloodgood, which yet remains unadministered by Daniel Morgan, 
late Executor of said Francis Bloodgood, now also deceased. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — William Lorton and William Bloodgood. 

1767, Aug. 31. Account of Daniel Morgan deceased, late Executor 
of Francis Bloodgood, and now the account of James Morgan, Execu- 
tor of. Daniel Morgan, for so much of the goods of Francis Blood- 
good as came to the hands of Daniel Morgan. 

Lib. H, p. 633; Lib. I, p. 108. 

1767, April 22. Bloomfielfl, William, of Middlesex Co. Ward. 
Benjamin Bloomfield, the father of said William, states that his son 
has been a lunatic for some time, and is not able toi provide for 
himself or family, and he must be confined with chains, and, your 
petitioner being old, is not able to provide for, nor take care of 
himself, therefore asks that a Letter of Guardianship be granted 
to my son, Ezekiel Bloomfield, to take charge of my son, William. 

We, the subscribers, living in Woodbridge, and near neighbors to 
Benjamin Bloomfield, an aged, infirm person, can assure that the 
representation of his son's case is true. [Signed by] Moses Bloom- 
field, Jonathan Bloomfield, Joseph Bloomfield and Nathaniel Heard. 

1767, April 23. Guardian — Ezekiel Bloomfield. Fellowbondsman — 
George Herriot; both of Woodbridge. Lib. 12, p. 478. 

1762, March 8. Board, Elizabeth, relict of Cornelius Board, of Ber- 
gen Co.; will of. Son, Joseph Board, land near Kingwood, which I 
had by deed from Jonathan Davis and Joseph Bartram, dated May 
6, 1754, and also another tract near said place, which I had by deed 
from my son, James Board, Jan. 10, 1755. Daughters, Susanna Suth- 
erland, Sarah Ervin and Martha Board, to have my personal estate. 
Executors — sons, David Board and Joseph Board. Witnesses — Marey 
Slot, Jeane Brown and James Board. Proved Nov. 7, 1762. 

Lib. H, p. 347. 

1769, June 14. Bodine, Abraham, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Mary, use of real and personal, till my youngest son, Cor- 
nelius, is 21. Son, Cornelius, all real. Eldest son, John, £50 when 
21. Daughters, Mary, Jane, and Sarah, each £25, when married. To 
all my children, John, Cornelius, Judith, Mary, Catrine, Jane and 
Sarah, moveables. Executors — Peter Van Nest and John Van Nest, 
both sons of Peter Van Nest, deceased, of North Branch of Raritan. 



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Witnesses — Jacob V: Nor Strand, Aurie Lane, William Lane. Proved 
July 3, 1769. 

1769, July 1. Inventory, £153.17.0, made by Peter Dumont, Abra- 
ham Ten Eick and Aurie Lane. Lib. K, p. 112. 

1760, Dec. 29. Hotline Frederick, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elsie, to have real and personal, while my widow. 
Sons, Isaac, John and Gysbert, plantation I live on. Daughters, Sa- 
rah (wife of John Vannest), Mary (wife of Simon Cole), Elizabeth 
Bodine, Elsie Bodine, and Catherine Bodine, £25 each. Executors — 
friends, Jacob Bogert and Peter Vannest, and my wife, Elsie. Wit- 
nesses — Harmen Lane, Agnes Arrison, John Mets. Proved at Bed- 
minster, Oct. 29, 1770. Lib. L, p. 46. 

1770, Sept. 19. Bodine, John, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'rs — Wil- 
liam Van Doren and Jacobus Van Voorhees. Fellowbondsman — 
Hendrick Sedam; all of said Co. 

1770, Sept. 19. Inventory, £94.0.4, made by Rinere Van Nest and 
Hendrick Sedam. 

1772, Feb. 3. Account, by Adm'rs. Lib. K, p. 245. 

1760, Aug. 8. Boice, Cornelius, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
farmer; will of. Son, Cornelius, 40 shillings. Rest of personal and 
real to my wife, Lydia, to maintain the rest of the family that re- 
main with her, while she is my widow. Daughter, Lydia Fontine, 
widow, household goods, at wife's death. To son, Cornelius, % of 
my plantation, and to my son, Dennis Vandine Boyce, the other 
half. Executors — my wife, my brother-in-law, Derick Fulkerson, 
and cousin, John Boice. Witnesses — Reune Runyon, John Webster, 
Jeremiah Hemsted. Proved May 28, 1761. 

1761, June 2. Inventory, £406.13.1, made by Randolph Drake and 
Leonard Boice. Lib. G, p. 436. 

1759, May 4. Bolmer, Jqhn, of Somerset Co.; will of. Brother, 
Robert, the house and four acres that join to his lot, after my 
mother's death; and he to pay £8 to brother, Abraham. Rest of 
land to my brothers, Alabartes, Abraham and Robert. Sisters, Ann, 
Rosanna, Magdalen, Elizabeth, and Jane, £5 each. Executors — David 
Sutton, and my brother, Abraham. "Witnesses — Isaac Van Tyle, Mary 
Van Tyle, Abraham Van Tuyl. Proved Jan. 4, 1764. 

1764, Nov. 30. Inventory, £16.4.6, made by Jabez Smith and Audery 
Montony. 

1768, Nov. 19. Account by David Sutton, as Executor. 

Lib. H, p. 404. 

1769, May 26. Bolts, Jacob, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — Jo- 
Beph Ellis, of Town and Co. of Gloucester. Fellowbondsman — John 
Cox, of Moorestown, Burlington Co. Witness — Robert Burchan. 

Lib. 14, p. 63. 

1762, Feb. 8. Bond, Stephen, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Ward. 
One of the children of Robert Bond of said place, and over 14 years 
of age. Guardian — Nathaniel Bond. Fellowbondsman — Moses Price; 
both of said town, yeomen. Lib. H, p. 76. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 49 

1757, Dec. 10. Bonham, Zedekiah, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Anna Bonham, % my personal estate and the goods 
she brought with her. She is to bring up my children, Zerujah and 
Katrin, that God has blessed us with. Daughters, Sarah Randolph, 
Zerujah Bonham, and Katrin Bonham, to have the personal. Daugh- 
ter, Zerujah, 100 acres. Daughter, Katrin, 100 acres. But if they 
die, then my grandson, Zedekiah Fitz Randolph, the son of Malachi 
Fitz Randolph and Sarah Fitz Randolph, shall have the lands. Ex- 
ecutors — my wife, Anna, and Jeremiah Dunn. Witnesses — James Mar- 
tin, Benjamin Martin, Peter Martin, Jr. Proved Jan. 21, 1761. 

1761, Jan. 18. Inventory £52.5.2, made by Richard Merrell and 
Az. Dunham. Lib. G, p. 354. 

1768, Jan. 28. Bonnel, Abraham, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., innholder; will of. Son, Abraham, £5, and the same amount to 
my other three sons, Isaac, Jacob and John. Son, John, to have a 
tract of land in Gloucester Co., at Great Egg Harbor, of 100 acres. 
Rest of real and personal I give to my wife, Mary. Executors — my 
wife, and my sen, Isaac. Witnesses — Isaac Leet, Lazarus Adams. 
Proved April 1, 1768. 

1768, March 31. Inventory, £217.2.1, made by Daniel Lake and 
Tunis Aike. Lib. 12, p. 520. 

1761. Jan. 23. Bonnel, Joseph, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Phebe, movable estate, and £35. Brother, 
Synesey, apparel. Land to be sold. Father, Joseph Bonnel, rest of 
cash from sale of land. Executors — my wife, my father, Joseph Bon- 
nel, and Moses Baldwin. Witnesses — Samuel Walter, Jacamiah Smith, 
Obadiah Smith. Proved Nov. 24, 1761. Lib. H, p. 72. 

1761, Nov. 3. Bonnel, Joseph, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, all my goods and also hogs, corn, etc. Daughter, 
Keziah Bonnel, £25, when 18. Son, John, to be supported, and, after 
his death, all lands to be sold and money given to my two sons, 
Sinecy Bonnel and Doctor Wats Bonnel. Executors — friends, Timothy 
Whitehead and Caleb Brown, and my wife, Sarah. Witnesses — Moses 
Baldwin, Phebe Potter, Phebe Baldwin. Proved Dec. 5, 1761. 

1762, Jan. 9 Inventory, £354.19.7, made by Amos Day and Samuel 
Thompson. Land sold to Richard Townley, £44.17.6, and to John 
Shipman, £140.11.0. Paid by Ex's of Joseph Bonnel, Jr., £60.17.7. 

Lib H, p. 86. 

1760. April 3. Bonnel, Sarah, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of, being the wife of Benjamin Bonnel. Gives £15 to the daugh- 
ters of my deceased sister, Elizabeth More; also £15 to the daughters 
of my deceased sister, Mary W T ade. To my sister, Hannah Crammer, 
my Bible. My apparel to be given to my sister, Hannah Crammer, 
the eldest daughter of my deceased sister, Moor, and the eldest 
daughter of my deceased sister, Wade. My niece, Phebe Potter, 
daughter of my brother, Noadiah, deceased, one spoon. Nephew, Sam- 
uel Potter, son of my brother Daniel, one spoon, and also to my 
nephew, Amos Potter. To Sarah Potter, daughter of my nephew, 
Nathaniel Potter, gold ring. Husband, Benjamin Bonnel, a cow. 
Lands to be sold. I give 20 shillings to the children of my brother 
Joseph Potter; and also to the children of my other brethren and 



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sisters, namely, "Daniel Potter's children, Hannah Crammer's, Sam- 
uel Potter's (deceased), Elizabeth Moor's (deceased), Noadiah Pot- 
ter's (deceased), and Mary Wade's (deceased), each family part and 
part alike." Executors — friends, Amos Potter and Noadiah Potter. 
Witnesses — John Darbe, John Searing, Job Mulford. Proved Jan. 19, 
1761. Lib. G, p. 353. 

17fi5, Feb. 33. Bonney, Perese, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Bonney, the eldest brother. Fellowbondsman — John 
Pain; both of said place. 

1765, March 29. Inventory, £15.18.6 (carpenter's tools, etc.), made 
by David Edgar and John Rawlison. 

1765, April 9. Account by James Bonney, the Executor. 

Lib. H, p. 394. 

1758, Sept. 37. Boof, Hendriek, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. My wife, Barbara Margreta Boof, all real and personal 
estate. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Jacob Heyer, Thomas 
Longfield, William Ouke. Proved Jan. 23, 1769. 

1769, Jan. 30. Probate granted to Barbara Margreta Gibb, late 
Barbara Margreta Boof. Lib. K, p. 53. 

1769, July 3S. Boosy John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Ward. 
Son of Abraham Boosy, of said place, deceased. Guardian — Nehe- 
miah Wade. Lib. K, p. 118. 

1770, Nov. 5. Booth, Isabel, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., spin- 
ster; will of. To William Hunt my right in a lot I bought of Ben- 
jamin Tylor, when 21. To James Booth Hunt, £43, when 21. To John 
Hunt, £43, when 21. To John Neeley, £10, when 21. To William 
Neeley, £43, when 21. To William McClong, 5 shillings, and to Esther 
McMonagle, also £5. Executors — friends, Joseph Neeley and William 
McMonagle. Witnesses — Josiah Miller, Mark Bacon, Thomas Ewing. 
Proved Nov. 24, 1770. 

1770, Nov. 24. Inventory, £180.6.8, made by Thomas Ewing and 
Maskell Ewing. 

1772, May 19. Account by William McMonigill and Joseph Neely, 

the Executors. Lib. 15, p. 61; Lib. 14, p. 423. 

1760, March 38. Borden, Benjamin, of Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. My father, Jonathan Borden, all my estate, and at his death, 
if anything be left, then to my half brothers, Jonathan Borden and 
Thomas Borden. Executors — Aaron Wills and Jonah Woolman. Wit- 
nesses — James Robinson, John Smith. Proved April 18, 1766. 

1766, May 15. Inventory, £58.18.11, made by Abraham Kille and 
John Hunt. 

1770, Oct. 20. Account of Jonah Woolman and Aaron Wills, Adm'rs 
of Benjamin Borden of Willinborough, Burlington Co. 

Lib. 13, p. 34; Lib. 15, p. 64. 

1769, Dee. 9. Borden, Benjamin, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Thomas Borden. Fellowbondsman — John Corlies; both 
of said place. Witnesses — Samuel Hunt and Isabella Hunt. 

1769, Dec. 11. Inventory, £172.9.11, made by John Hartshorne and 
Morris Dehaert. 

1772, May 18. Account by Adm'r. Lib. K, p. 142. 



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1769, Feb. 12. Borden, Jonathan, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. My wife, Martha, all real and personal, till chil- 
dren are of age. Son, Joseph, plantation where I live, of 155 acres 
when he is of age; but he is to pay £15 to my eldest daughter, Han- 
nah, and £15 to my daughter, Mary. Son, Samuel, the plantation on 
Salem Creek, of 69 acres. Son, Jonathan, land I bought of Jacob 
Sly, of 48 acres. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Robert Howard, 
Martin Katz, Casper Gauger. Proved Oct. 11, 1769. 

1769, July 26. Inventory, £172.10.4, made by Robert Howard and 
William Robinson. Lib. 14, p. 100. 

1763, July 16. Borden, Joseph, of Bordentown, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. My daughter, Rebecca Brown, land I bought of Wil- 
liam Freek of Bucks Co., Pa., and, at her death, to be sold, and money 
divided among her children. Daughter, Hannah Lawrence, house 
and land where I live. Grandson, Pernal Clayton, land where Tim- 
othy Bunting and Rachel Taylor now live. My grandchildren, Ann 
Beven and Mary How, £150 each. Grandson, Joseph Clayton, £175. 
Daughter, Elizabeth, house in Crosswicks, and, at her death, to her 
son Joseph, and her daughter Ann, and her son John. Daughter, 
Ann Potts, land. Daughter Amy Potts, house where David Thomas 
lives, and house where Daniel Price lives, and a lot that fronts 
Tallman Smith. Daughters, Hannah Lawrence, Ann Potts and Amy 
Potts, the plantation in Chesterfield. Son, Joseph, land I bought of 
Widow Allen, in Mansfield. Joseph Brown is husband of the said 
Rebecca Brown. The agreement between me and my present wife 
shall be performed. Executors — sons-in-law, John Lawrence and 
William Potts, and daughter, Ann Potts. Witnesses — John Taylor, 
John Watts and Timothy Bunting. Proved Oct. 7, 1765. Lib. 12, p. 192. 

1765, Oct. 4. Inventory, £2902.17.6%, made by Thomas Watson and 
Abel Middleton. 

1757, Nov. IS. Borden, Safty, of Bordentown, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. My wife, Martha, use of house and lot, also personal 
estate while my widow. To two of my wife's children, Richard 
Walton and Martha Stevenson £70. My grandson, Safty Meghee, one 
acre of land joining Thomas Gridges; also £50 after his grandmoth- 
er's death, and he is to take care of his aunt Hannah Borden. Grand- 
son, James Meghee, a lot. My brother, Joseph Borden, £6 and 10 
shillings, it being due him from my son, Richard. Granddaughter, 
Cathrine Britten, and my son, Richard Borden's, children, the remain- 
der, after their grandmother's death. Executors — cousin, Joseph Bor- 
den, Jr., and my friend, William Pott. Witnesses — James Jolly, Ruth 
Allison, Richard Allison. Proved Sept. 10, 1761. Lib. 11, p. 199. 

1761, Aug. 13. Inventory, £258.10.9, made by Richard Allison and 
William Imlay. 

1763, May 10. BorradaJll, Marjery, of Burlington Co. ; will of 
Widow of Arthur Borradaill. My four youngest children, viz., Wil- 
liam, John, Sarah and Ruth, £5 each. Daughter, Hannah Elton, 5 
shillings. Daughters, Rebecah Shute, Elizabeth Brown, Esther Ven- 
able and Mary Venable the rest. My daughter, Ruth, to be put with 
Joshua Bispham to be brought up till she is 18. Executor — son-in- 
law, Samuel Shute. Witnesses — Joshua Bispham, John Cox. Proved 
Dec. 3, 1763. Lib. 11, p. 433. 

1763, Dec. 3. Inventory, £132.5.8, made by John Lippincott and 
John Cox. 



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1763, Nov. 19. Burton, Jacob, of Evesham in Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Abraham Borton. Fellowbondsmen — Benjamin Haines and 
Thomas Brooks; all of said Co. Lib. 11, p. 424. 

1763, Nov. 15. Inventory, £135.7.3, made by Thomas Brooks and 
Benjamin Haines. 

1764, Account of Abraham Borton as Adm'r. 

1761, June 38. Borton, Obadiah, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Son, Benjamin, t» have 20 acres of my land, and son, Job, 
20 acres, and my two sons, Samuel and John, the rest. Daughters, 
Jane and Phebe, £20 each. Wife, Mary, profits of my farm till sons 
are 21. Executors — wife, Mary, and my friends, William Foster and 
Benjamin Haines Witnesses — Isaac Evens, James Cattell, Abraham 
Borton. 

1761, July 6. Codicil. Witnesses — Edward Darnell, William Bor- 
ton, Abigail Borton. Proved July 28, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 301. 

1761, July 22. Inventory, £337.5.8, made by John Woolman and 
James Cattell. 

1764, Aug. 4. Account of Executors. 

1760, Oct. 2S. Borton, William, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Son, William, 188 acres of my plantation; also my meadow join- 
ing my brother, Obadiah, and he to pay to my wife £7 yearly. Son, 
Caleb, 290 acres when 21. Daughter, Sarah Borton, £40 when 18. 
Son, Joshua, part of plantation I bought of Freedom Lippincott; 
also 11 acres I bought of Andrew Conaro. Son, Josiah, the last % 
of said plantation. Daughter, Hannah Borton, £40. My wife, Abi- 
gail, the profits of my lands. Executors — my wife and my friend, 
Isaac Evens. Witnesses — Obadiah Borton, Sarah Woolman, John 
Woolman. Proved June 3, 1763. Lib. 11, p. 317. 

1763, June 6. Inventory, £472.1.8, made by Benjamin Moore and 
Benjamin Haines. 

1763, May 9. Bouttenhouse, Daniel, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Carl, largest creditor. Fellowbondsman — Peter Layton; both 
of said Co. Witness — Sarah Nuttman. 

1763, May 7. Renunciation by, Saphira Bouttenhouse, his widow. 
Witness — Peter Layton. 

1763, May 11. Inventory, £44.0.10, made by Daniel Cooper and 
Peter Layton. 

1765, Dec. 31. Account by Adm'r. File No. 179N. 

1770, Sept. 15. Bower, David, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Tamsen, goods. Brother, John, a salt marsh, 
of which he possesses one-half. Daughter, Hanna, £5, and she to be 
bound out as a tayloress, and is to teach my daughter, Tamson, the 
trade, who is also to have £5. My two youngest sons, David and 
Eli, £10 each. Son, Ebenezer, all my land, when 21. Executors — 
my wife, Tamson, and brother-in-law, Levi Stratton. Witnesses — 
Samuel Wescot, Jeremiah Harris and William Ramsay. Proved Oct. 
11, 1770. 

1770, Sept. 28. Inventory, £222.15.4, made by Joseph Ogden and 
Theo. Elmer. 

1774, Nov. 25. Account, by both Executors. "Expense of the 
widow, in supporting two children, the eldest not three years old, 
for 4 years, £50." Lib. 15, p. 89. 



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1767, June 13. Bower, Ebenezer, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, John, 10 shillings. Daughter, Hannah Pres- 
ton, like sum. Wife, Priscilla, her dower and a mare and saddle. 
Son, David, plantation where I live. FJxecutor — son, David. Wit- 
nesses — David Hustod, Jr., Joseph Norbury, John Husman. Proved 
Feb. 28, 1769. 

1767, Dec. 4. Inventory, £157.8.3, made by Thomas Harris and Jo- 
seph Dayton. Lib - 14 - P- 35 - 

1769, Sept. 17. Bower, Priscilla, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Son, David Bower, 6 shillings. Son, John Bower, 6 shillings. 
Grandson, Burrhus Brooks, 6 shillings. Granddaughter, Lucy Brooks, 
6 sheep. Daughter, Hannah Preston, the rest of estate. Executor — 
Isaac Preston. Witnesses — Theodosia Anderson, Abigail Harris, John 
Westcott. Proved Nov. 27, 1769. 

1769, Nov. 27. Inventory, £50.8.9, made by David Wescote and 
Levi Preston. Lib. 14, p. 133. 

1706, July 30. Bowland, James, of Salem Co., mariner. Int. Adm'r 
Jonathan Roberts. Fellowbondsmen — Andrew Peterson and Wil- 
liam Philpot, Jr.; all of Mannington, said Co. Lib. 12, p. 316. 



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1701, Feb. 13. Bowman, Providence. Int. Inventory, £169.16.3 
"this is the whole legacy, of Providence Bowman, wife of John Bo 
man, given her by the will of her father." Inventory, £47.1.0; "this 
is the whole legacy, given to her by her mother." (See, for Adm'r, 
"N. J. Archives," Vol. 32, p. 37). File No 3401 L. 

1761. Jan. 13. Bowne Obadiah, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Catharine, to be maintained out of my estate. 
Daughter, Mary Ann, £10. Son, James, £2 and my gun. Son, Ger- 
shom, £2 and a gun, and he to be taught to write and cypher. Son, 
Phillip, £2 and the gun, formerly belonging to my father. Daughter, 
Mitilday, to be put out to learn a trade. Daughter, Ann, £30, when 
she is 21. Son, Samuel, £2 and a gun. Son, Obediah, rest of my per- 
sonal, and real estate. Executors — friend, John Van Brackle, and 
son, Obediah. Witnesses — Edward Andrews, William Bowne, Andrew 
Brannan. Proved March 23, 1761. Lib. G, p. 402. 

1764, March 14. Bowne, Obadiah, of Metawon, in Middletown, 
Monmouth Co.; will of. Wife to have the use of my estate, to sup- 
port my seven children till the sons are 21 and the daughters 18, 
when both real and personal are to be sold; and then my wife 
to have £160, and the rest I give to my 7 children, John, Obadiah, 
Andrew, Philip, Fredrick, Anna and Catharine. Executors — Samuel 
Forman, Augustine Reid, my wife, Ann, and son, John, when old 
enough. Witnesses — -Nathan Smith, Richard Hartshorne, John Bowne. 
Proved June 15, 1764. Lib. H, p. 444. 

1765, July 30. Bowne, Thomas, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., mar- 
iner. Int. Adm'r — Samuel Reid, of Freehold, said Co. Fellowbonds- 
men — Thomas Kearney and James Kearney, both of Middletown. 

1765, July 19. Renunciation, by Helena Bowne, the widow of said 
Thomas, in favor of Samuel Reid. Witnesses — Mary Reid and Mary 
Vanmater. Lib. H, p. 505. 



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17«7, April 10. Boyes, John, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Martha Boyes, widow. Fellowbondsman — Robert Russell, 
yeoman; both of said place. Witness — Hannah Ladd. 

1767, April 2. Inventory, £188.16.9%, made by William Key and 
Thomas Roberts. 

1768, Dec. 10. Account by Martha Bryan, late Martha Boys. 

Lib. 13, p. 132. 

17G7. Auk. 28. Boys, Nnthan, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Susannah, use of all estate while my widow. Son, 
Elias, the rest of my lands, after 60 acres are taken off of the south- 
west end, of which I give 30 acres to my son, Abraham, and 30 
to son, Nathan. Daughter, Catherine Reynolds, £6. Grandson, Rob- 
ert Boys, son of John Boys, deceased, £1. Executors — my wife and 
my son, Elias Boys. Witnesses — John Fouracres, Josiah Fowler, 
Elizabeth Fouracres. Proved April 11, 1769. Lib. 14, p. 21. 

17<5<5. April S. Brackney, Frances, of Chester Twsp. Burlington 
Co., widow; will of. My son, Mathias Brackney, 5 shillings. My 
son, John Brackney, 5 shillings. Daughter, Elizabeth Wallen, 5 
shillings. Daughter, Hannah Nordike, 5 shillings. Son, Joseph Brack- 
ney, the residue. Executor — said son, Joseph. Witnesses — William 
Wallace and John Cox. Proved Aug. 23, 1766. Lib. 12, p. 299. 

1766, Aug. 19. Inventory, £116.11.10, made by Richard Borden and 
James Borden, Jr. 

170::, July 21. Bradberry, Richard, of Acquacknong, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth Bradbury, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Hendrick 
Van Giesen; both of said place. Witness — Francis Van Dyk. 

1762, Sept. 8. Inventory, £1331.7.%, made by Isaac Lyon and Thomas 
Longworth. 

1762. Account made by Elizabeth Bradberry. Lib. H, p. 172. 

17(>C, Sept. 23. Braddoek, Robert, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. My wife, the personal estate and use of plantation, 
and she to educate my 4 sons, John, Daniel, Barzilla and Robert, till 
they are 15. Son, Reuben, the plantation where he lives, and he shall 
pay my youngest sons, £5 each. To John Braddoek a lot at lower 
corner of the meeting house. To Robert Braddoek a lot of 30 acres. 
To Barzilla Braddoek 120 acres. To Daniel Braddoek rest of my 
homestead. Sons, Ruben, Reaboam, John, Daniel, Barzillai and Rob- 
ert, my cedar swamp in Gloucester Co. Daughter, Barsheba Hutton, 
20 shillings. Daughter, Rachel Crispan, a like sum. Son, Rehoboam, 
to have a deed for the plantation I bought of Isaac Stratton. Execu- 
tors — wife, Frances, and friend, Joseph Willcox. Witnesses — John 
Brannin, Thomas Parkinson, Abraham Smith. Proved June 27, 1767. 

1767, June 13. Inventory, £323.14.1%, made by Jacob Prickit and 
Daniel Stratton. Lib. 13, p. 86. 

1774, May 11. Account of Joseph Willcox, Adm'r of Robert Brad- 
dock. Lib. 15, p. 516. 

1703, May 6. Brndway, Jonathan, of Salem Co., farmer; will of. 
Son, Jonathan Bradway, the plantation I bought of Samuel Moore, 
where my son now lives; also a piece of marsh at the New Cross- 
way, he paying to my son. Nathan, £10, and paying to his mother, 
Susannah Bradway, £4 a year. Son, William, my plantation, and he to 



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pay to his mother £8 a year, and to his sister, Sarah Bradway, £15, 
and to his brother, Nathan, £10. My daughter, Rachel Hancock, £5. 
Son, Edward, £5. Rest of my moveable estate to my wife, Susannah, 
my daughter, Sarah Bradway, and my son, Nathan Bradway. Execu- 
tors — sons, Edward and Nathan. Witnesses — John Stretch, Jonathan 
Stretch, Samuel Stretch. Proved April 13, 1765. 

1765, April 13. Inventory, £280.2.0, made by John Stewart and Brad- 
way Keasbey. Lib - 12 - P- 172 - 

1764, July 5. Brady, Barnabas, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Nehe- 
miah Wade, one of the largest creditors. Fellowbondsman — George 
Ross; both of Borough of Elizabeth. Witness — Robert Ogden. 

1765, Aug. 27. Inventory, £12.11.10, made by Robert Wade and Wil- 
liam Clark. L4b. H, p. 372; File No. 92 S. 

17G5, Oct. 2. Branin, Michael, of Burlington Co. Int. Admr's — 
Elizabeth Branin and Joem Branin, of said Co. Bondsman — John 
Antrim, of same place. Lib. 12, p. 187. 

1765, Oct. 22. Inventory, £533.7.2, made by Thomas Shinn and Rob- 
ert Bishop. 

1770, June 0. Brannon, Luke, of Montague, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r 

Anthony Van Etten. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Meddagh; both of said 

place. Witnesses — Mary Anderson and Thomas Anderson. 

1770, June 6. Inventory, £21.8.3, made by Isaac Vantuyl and Isaac 
Meddagh. 

1772, Jan. 9. Account, byAdm'r. Lib. 14, p. 421; Lib. 15, p. 69. 

1761, Sept. 9. Brasier, James, of Salem, Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Abel Harris. Fellowbondsman — William Philpot, Jr.; both of Penns 
Neck, Salem Co. 

1761, Aug. 31. Inventory, £12.14.0, made by Francis Philpot and 
William Philpot. Lib. 11, p. 37. 

1766, July 17. Brass, Henry, of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. All real and personal to be sold. Brother, Luke, 
and his son, Henry, % of my estate. Sister, Geertje Codmus, % of 
my estate. Sister, Elizabeth Hopper, the rest. Executor — friend, 
Francis Brasier, of Raritan Landing. Witnesses — Henry Beekman, 
John Cowman, Charles Smock. Proved Aug. 19, 1766. Lib. I, p. 52. 

1766, July 8. Bray, Elizabeth, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Son, John Bray, a mare and household goods. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth Leuquear, goods. Son James' wife, a petticoat. Son, Samuel 
Bray, goods. Son, James Bray, goods, and to his daughter Elizabeth, 
plates, etc. Grandson, Samuel Smalley, £3 and goods; and to Wil- 
liam Smalley goods. My granddaughter, Hannah Leuquear, a saddle. 
Executors — son, John Bray, and Andrew Bowne, Jr. Witnesses — 
Thomas Worthington, George Reid. Proved April 2, 1768. 

Lib. K, p. 20. 

1764, Jan. 27. Bray, John, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of my land. My oldest son, John, has 
already had a plantation given to him, of 300 acres. I have given 
to son, James, 300 acres. Second son, Samuel, place where I live; 
and he to pay to my sons, John and James, and my daughter Eliza- 



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beth, £100. The land that I had intended to give to daughter, Sus- 
annah, of 200 acres, to be sold, and the money to be paid to Susan- 
nah's children, viz., Samuel Bray Smalley, John Smalley and William 
Smalley, and her three daughters, Surviah, Elizabeth and Prudence. 
There is an action in law now between me and John Smalley, the 
father of my daughter, Susannah's children, which is to be paid for 
out of the money given to said children. To grandson, John Smalley, 
I give land at Middletown Point, that joins John Brakel. Daughter, 
Elizabeth, the land that is left that I bought of Samuel Bickley, at 
Delaware River, and joins land that was my brother, James Bray's. 
Executors — sons, John and Samuel. Witnesses — Thomas Loyd, Isaac 
Vandorn, Benjamin Thorp, W r illiam Lawrence, Samuel Holmes. Proved 
March 6, 1765. 

1765, March 4. Inventory, £552.5.0, made by Richard Crawford, 
James Mott and William Bowne. Lib. H, p. 489. 

1758, Aug-. 21. Braynian, Benjamin, of New Hanover, Burlington 
Co.; will of. My son, Samuel, my lands. Wife, Elizabeth, the prof- 
its of the lands, to bring up my children. Executor — friend, Wil- 
liam Stockton. Witnesses — John Middleton, Henry Clarke, Eliza- 
beth Parker. Proved Sept. 18, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 231. 

1762, Sept. 9. Inventory, £41.0.6, made by Jonathan Hough and 
Samuel Wright. 

1764, Oct. 18. Braynian, Thomas, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, profits of my lands, to bring up my young- 
est children. Son, Isaac, plantation where I live, of 50 acres, and % 
of my meadow at Mantua Creek. Son, Ezekiel, rest of lands. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah, 20 shillings. Daughter, Elizabeth, £10. Executors — my 
wife, and my friend, Thomas Clark. Witnesses — Adam Sharp, John 
Bright, Stogdel Sharp. Proved Dec. 10, 1764. 

1764, Oct. 30. Inventory, £131.5.6, made by John Bright and Alex- 
ander Randall. Lib. 12, p. 287. 

1705, July 25. Braziel, Christopher, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Jane Brazeil, widow of Christopher. Fellowbonds- 
men — Jacob Van Noorstrand, of Somerset Co., and Aurie Lane, of 
same. Witness — Thomas Atkinson. 

1765, July 25. Inventory, £176.18.11, made by Thomas Atkinson and 
Peter Wyckof. Lib. 12, p. 283. 

1768, Aug. 22. Brewer, Adam, of Squancome, Shrewsbury Twsp., 
Monmouth Co.; will of. Son, William, all that meadow located in 
Marshes Bogg, and all my Proprietors Rights. W T ife, Mary, all the 
rights that she may obtain by the death of former husband, John 
Curlis, deceased; also the use of % my land, except one acre where 
the mill stands. Son, George, V 2 ray land on east side of the brook, 
and y 2 the grist mill, and, after death of the wife, the land she uses. 
Son, Elazerus, the land west of the brook, except one acre, which I 
reserve for the use of a burying-yard, where the burying-yard now 
is; also % of the mill, and, after the death of Elazerus, I give to 
Adam Brewer, his son, all the said land. Daughter, Magdilene Brew- 
er, £100 when 21. Rest of moveable estate to son, William, and his 
six sisters, Hannah, Elizabeth, Rachel, Mary, Margaret and Deborah. 
Executors — son-in-law, James Lefetra, and my wife, Mary. Wit- 
nesses — John Burnett, Thomas North, John Morris, Jr. Proved March 
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1769, March 10. Inventory, £667.4.2, made by Aaron Robins, James 
Davis and Thomas North. Lib. K, p. 79. 

1769, Jan. 4. Brewer, Derrick, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Dunn, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — Edward Higgins, of Middlesex 
Co. 

1769, Dec. 15. Account by Adm'r. Balance due the estate, 11 shill- 
ings and 11 pence. File No. 365 R. 

1768, Nov. 16. Brewster, Francis, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co., 
shop keeper; will of. Youngest son, Gilbert, £150, when 21. Son. 
Joseph, part of the homestead. Son, Samuel, rest of land. Daugh- 
ters, Hannah, Ruth and Anne, £100 each, when they are 21. Sons, 
Ebenezer, and Benjamin, £50 each. Son, Daniel, £25 and Bible. Wife, 
Rebecca, rest of personal estate, and she to be Guardian of my chil- 
dren, except Hannah, and she to have Thomas Ewing as her Guar- 
dian. (Some of the children are by a first wife). Executors — wife, 
Rebecca, and my friend, Thomas Ewing. Witnesses — Isaac Watson, 
Abigail Peck, Uriah Bacon. Proved Dec 2, 1768. 

1768, Dec. 7. Inventory, £1351,10.4 V 3 , made by Thomas Maskell and 
Maskell Ewing. Lib. 13, p. 489. 

1759, March 6. Brian, Jacob, of Reckless Town, in Twsp. of Ches- 
terfield, Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, all real and personal 
but she to pay 20 pistoles to my friend, Samuel Peart. Executor — 
wife, Mary. Witnesses — Elizabeth Forman, Anne Reckless, Joseph 
Peace. 

1759, April 11. Republished. Witnesses — Hannah Woodward, Neal 
McGrachy, Anne Reckless. 

1763, Aug. 25. Republished. Witnesses — Francis Giffing, Abraham 
Heulings, John Shaw. Proved Jan. 9, 1768. Lib. 13, p. 293. 

1767, Dec. 15. Inventory, £260.8.11, made by John Hutchin and Job 
Lippincott. 

1765, June 5. Brian, Marmaduke, of Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Land to be sold, and all moveable goods, except household goods, and 
money divided among my wife and two children, and, if they die 
under age, then that share to my said wife, Mary, to whom I give 
the household goods. Executors — my wife, and my friend, Samuel 
Duemineer. Witnesses — Cornelius Thomas, John Maffett, Thomas E. 
Marsh. Proved July 23, 1765. 

1765, July 16. Inventory, £77.7.9, made by John Maffet and George 
Flaningham. Lib. 12, p. 157. 

1767, May 25. Brian, Mary, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
widow of Abraham; will of. Son, Uriah Briant, 20 shillings. Daugh- 
ter, Rebecca Brian, my apparel. Rest of personal and real to son, 
Thomas Brian, and daughter, Rebecca. Executors — said son and 
daughter, Thomas and Rebecca. Witnesses — Samuel Clark, Aquila 
Shinn, Henry Paxson. Proved July 6, 1767. Lib. 13, p. 85. 

1767, July 3. Inventory, £192.2.10, made by Henry Paxson and 
Thomas Fenimore. 

1767, May 15. Briant, Thomas, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. To wife, 60 acres, and rest of lands to be sold. Son, 
William, one yoke of oxen. Executors — my wife, Martha, and James 



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Hinchman. Witnesses — James Simpson, George Cook, Drusilla Gar- 
nor. Proved July 24, 1767. 

1767, July 25. Renunciation by James Hinchman. Witnesses — 
Barnerd Coofman, and Joseph Hinchman. 

1767, June 4. Inventory made by John Driver and Mathew Tom- 
lins, Jr. Lib. 13, p. 113. 

1769, June 6. Brick, Hannah, of Cumberland Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of Joseph Brick, of Stoe Creek, said Co., dec'd. Guardian — Eph- 
raim Lloyd, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Fellowbondsman — Ephraim 
Brick, of Stoe Creek. Lib. 13, p. 529. 

1703, March 20. Brick, Joseph, of Stow Creek Precinct, Cumberland 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. % of real and personal. 
Daughter, Sarah, 10 shillings. Son, Joseph, plantation where I live, 
and the house we call the Read House, and the old house; also my 
grist and saw mill; and he to pay to my son, William, £30, when 21. 
Son, Ephraim, house and plantation bought of Leonard Gibbon and 
Nicholes, of 177 acres Son, William, 200 acres. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth, £20. Daughter, Hannah, £30 when 18. Son, John, my land east 
of Salem road, and, when he is 14, he shall be bound out to a trade. 
To my 4th daughter, Rachel, £30. Executors — my wife, and son, 
Joseph. Witnesses — Joshua Brick, James Glasspell, David Long. 
Proved April 27, 1763. 

1763, April 11. Inventory, £357.0.8, made by Jonathan Ayars and 
Daniel Bowen. 

1769, Aug. 28. Account of Jacob Brown and Elizabeth his wife, late 
Elizabeth Brick, surviving Executrix of Joseph Brick, late of Stow 
Creek. Lib. 11, p. 400; Lib. 14, p. 122. 

1763, Nov. 2S. Brick, Joseph, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth Brick. Fellowbondsman — Seley Mills; both of 
Stow Creek Twsp. Witness — Bartholomew Hunt. 

1763, Nov. 18. Inventory, £162.8.3., made by Bartholomew Hunt 
and Seley Mills. Lib. 11, p. 475. 

1766. Oct. 30. Brick, William, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Broth- 
er, Ephraim Brick, £20. Sister, Hannah Brick, £40, when 18. Second 
brother, John Brick, £100, when 21. Youngest sister, Rachel, £40. 
Executor — my father-in-law, Jacob Brown. Witnesses — Evan But- 
ler, Robert Armstrong. Proved Oct. 12, 1767. 

1767, Nov. 4. Inventory, £153.8.6 y 2 , made by John Simkins and 
Daniel Brewster. 

1771, Feb. 19. Account made by Jacob Brown. "The deceased car- 
ried a pocket book to sea with him." Lib. 13, p. 280; Lib. 15, p. 102. 

1764, Jnne 22. Bridge, David, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Israel 
Ward. Fellowbondsman — Henry Allen; both of said Co. 

1762, Oct. 18. Renunciation, by Chloe Bridge, the widow, in favor 

of Israel Ward. Witness — Daniel Cogswell. 

1764, Sept. 20. Inventory, £8.12.1, made by Joseph Day and David 

Ward. Lib. H, p. 349. 

1762, June 26. Briprss. Francis, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, David, my land in Salem Co. in Alloways 
Creek Precinct, on Hill Neck branch, of 141 acres. Son, John, the 



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rest of my lands in Salem Co., and he to pay to my son, Abel, £50, 
when 21. Son, Job, my plantation where I dwell, and he to pay to 
my son, Abel, £100. My wife, y 3 of moveable estate. Daughters, 
Mary and Sarah, rest of moveable estate. Wife, Rachel, profits of 
my plantation. Executors — wife, Rachel, and my son, Job. Wit- 
nesses — Henry Taylor, Isaiah Peters, Joseph Goldy. Proved June 
11, 1763. Lib. 11, p. 322. 

1763, June 9. Inventory, £584.3.8, made by Amariah Foster and 
Burbridge Brock. 

1767, May 6. Account by Executors. 

17GO, Aug. 22. Briggs, George, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; Will of. Son, Levi, plantation where I live. Son, George, land 
where Christian Eseld lives, and my land in Salem Co. Wife, Sarah, 
use of said land where Christian Eseld lives. Two oldest daughters, 
Theodocia King and Sarah Budd, and four youngest daughters, Ann, 
Hannah, Elizabeth and Rebeckah, rest of the personals. Daughter, 
Ann Vinicomb. Executors — friends, Thomas Budd and John Goldy, 
and my son, Levi. Witnesses — Samuel Jones, Thomas Edmon, Chris- 
tian Elsellow. Proved Aug. 17, 1761. 

1761, Aug. 14. Inventory, £505.4.7, made by James Dobbin and Am- 
ariah Foster. Lib. 10, p. 297. 

1765, July 29. Briggs, Hannah, of Northampton, Burlington Co. 
Ward. Daughter of George Briggs of said place. Bond of Vincent 
Leeds, of Northampton Twsp., gent., as Guardian. Bondsman — Sam- 
uel Jones, of said Co. Lib. 12, p. 127 

1766, Dee. 26. Briggs, Levi, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'r — John Goldy of New Hanover Twsp. Fellowbonds- 
man — Joshua Norcross, of same place, blacksmith. Ann Briggs, the 
widow, renounced in presence of Job Rogers. Lib. 12, p. 385. 

1767, Jan. 9. Inventory, £128.9.5, made by Thomas Reynolds and Ed- 
ward Pancoast. 

1765, F"eb. 4. Briggs, Mary, of Northampton in Burlington Co.. 
spinster; will of. My mother, Rachel Briggs to have all, 
but, when she dies or marries, then my brother, Abel Briggs, to have 
%, and the rest to go to my brothers, David Briggs, Job Briggs 
and John Briggs. Executrix — my mother. Witnesses — Burbidge 
Brock, Samuel Jones, Joseph Goldy. Proved Feb. 18, 1765. 

Lib. 12, p. 56. 

1765, Feb. 16. Inventory, £25.11.6, made by Thomas Budd and Jobn 
Goldy. 

1765, Feb. IS. Briggs, Sarah, of Northampton in Burlington Co., 
Int. Adm'x — Rachel Briggs, the mother of said Sarah, of same place. 
Fellowbondsman — Thomas Budd, of said place. Witness — Samuel 
Jones. Lib. 12, p. 57. 

1765, Feb. 16. Inventory, £14.11.6, made by Thomas Budd and John 
Goldy. 

1767, May 6. Account by Rachel Briggs, the Adm'x. 

1761, Jan. 22. Bright, John, Sr., of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Daughter, Elizabeth. 5 shillings. Daughter, 
Ami, a bed, cow. Son, James, a mare. Wife, Mary, my lands, and 



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rest of moveables, while my widow. Son, James, to have lands after 
wife's death. Executors — my wife and son James. Witnesses — 
Danial Bennett, David Paul, Benjamin Braman. Proved May 1, 1762. 
1762, April 24. Inventory, £125.6.6, made by Andrew Long and 
Francis Eastlake. Lib. 11, p. 123. 

1701). Aug,'. 14. Brink, Peter, of Montague, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Henry William Cortrecht, Fellowbondsman — Abraham Vanaken; 
both of said place. Witness — David Frazer. 

1769, June 21. Renunciation, by Alida Brinck, widow of said Peter, 
in favor of John Cortrecht and Henrick William Cortrecht. Wit- 
nesses — William Ennes and Abraham Vanaken. 

1769, June 21. Inventory, £28.14.9, made by Abraham Van Aken 
and William Ennes. 

1770, Aug. 20. Account, by Adm'r. Lib. 15, p. 5; Lib. 15, p. 65. 

1761, Dee. 8. Brink, Thomas, of Walpack Twsp., Sussex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Anne, Y s of my whole estate, and at her death 
the whole to be given to my 11 children, viz., Nicholas, James, Eve, 
Hendrika, Rachel, Cathrine, Sarah, John, Thomas, Yanatie, and 
Franzintie. Executors — Emanuel Gonsales, of Upper Smithfield, 
Northampton Co., Penna., and my wife. Witnesses — Thomas Hesom, 
James Bartron, Joseph Chestnore. Proved June 25, 1763. 

1762, July 7. Inventory, £64.3.0, made by Thomas Hesom, and John 
AVestbrook. Lib. 11, p. 466. 

17(55, April 7. Britten, Xieholas, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Kiziah, £100. Executor to sell a tract of land 
on west side of Robinson's Branch, which I bought of Jacob Baker, 
and which is bounded by Ebenezer Cutter, Henry Frazee, heirs of 
Othaniel Campbell; also % part of land I purchased of Nathaniel 
Hubbell, in company with Thomas Clark, Esq., dec'd, Ephraim Ter- 
rill and Abraham Clark, Jr., and being the land whereon I now live; 
together with my part of the fulling mills, lately erected, and being 
in the bounds of Elizabeth Town. Children, John Britain, Daniel 
Britain and Pheby Terrill Britain, to have the rest, after debts are 
paid, when they are 21. Executors — friend, Jonathan Bishop, and 
my brother-in-law, Abraham Terrill. Witnesses — William Hetfield, 
Abraham Terrill, Joseph DeCamp. Proved July 17, 1766. 

1766, April 11. Inventory, £88.11.6, made by Benjamin Marsh and 
John Parker. Lib. H, p. 629. 

1758, Aug. 30. Broek, John, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. My dwelling, grist mill and land to my sons, Uriah and 
John Brock, when of full age. If my wife is with child, it is to 
have its share. Wife, Mercy, to have rent of mill till my sons are 
of age. Executors — my wife and brother-in-law, John Hillier. Wit- 
nesses — William Fenimore, William Seed, Samuel Atkinson. Proved 
March 30, 1761. 

1761, March 30. Inventory, £210.16.11%, made by Andrew Andre- 
son and Abraham Hewlings. Lib. 10, p. 333; File No. 6931-6936 C. 

1701, May 25. Broek, Oildy, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; will 
of. To grandson, Uriah Brock (eldest son of my son, John), £1, 
when 21. My present wife, Martha, household goods. Granddaugh- 
ter, Frances Brock, a pan. Rest to my children, Burbag Brock, 
Thomas Brock, and daughter, Milisent, wife of Samuel Sheldon. Ex- 



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ecutor — friend, John Fenimore. "Witnesses — Samuel Farrington, Ed- 
ward Andrews, Joseph Farrington. Proved June 2, 1761. 

Lib. 10, p. 340. 
1762, Jan. 15. Inventory, £130.3.6%, made by Nathaniel Wilkinson 
and James Childs. 

1765, May 22. Brockltolls, Henry, of Pompton, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, £1,000, and all the goods that belonged to her at our 
marriage. Henry Brockholst Philipse, the son of Frederick Philipse, 
£100. Harry Brockholst Livingston, son of William Livingston, 
£100. Beverly Robinson, Jr., son of Beverly Robinson, £100. Of rest 
of real and personal I give Vj to the children of my sister, Johanna 
Philipse, widow of Colonel Frederick Philipse; that is to say, to my 
nephews, the said Frederick Philipse and Philip Philipse, and my 
nieces, Susannah, wife of said Beverly Robinson, and Mary, wife of 
Roger Morris, Esq., and the other % to children of my sister, Sus- 
anna French, deceased, who are now living, and the children of Mary 
Brown, deceased, who was also a daughter of my sister, Susannah 
French, in the following manner, viz., *4 to Anne, wife of David 
Van Home, Susanna, wife of William Livingston, and Elizabeth, 
wife of David Clarkson; and V 4 to Anne and Sarah Brown, daughters 
of my niece Mary Brown. Land to be sold. Executors — Frederick 
Philipse, Beverly Robinson, William Livingston and David Clarkson. 
Witnesses — Casprus Schuyler, Castina Schuyler, Elizabeth Post and 
Martinus Post. Proved June 12, 1766. Lib. H, p. 607. 

1764, Nov. 24. Brooks, Timothy, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co.; 
mariner. Int. Adm'x — Abigail Brooks. Fellowbondsman — Seth Bow- 
en; both of said Co. Witness — Samuel Fithian. 

1764, Nov. 23. Inventory, £184.6.0, made by Seth Bowen and Samuel 
Fithian. Lib. 12, p. 103. 

1764, March 30. Brown, Abraham, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Sister-in-law, Jane Richardson, table, etc. Nephew, Joseph 
Brown, land in Chesterfield, where Joseph Steward, wheelwright, 
now lives, of 32 acres, which I bought of Joseph Borden. To my 
son and heir, Joseph Brown, the farm where I live, of 170 acres, 
which I bought of William Chapman, and the rest of estate, and, if he 
die under age, then to go to my nephew, the said Joseph Brown. Ex- 
ecutors — my kinsman, Joseph Steward, Sr., blacksmith, of Hanover, 
and said nephew, Joseph Brown. Witnesses — Joseph Willits, Mich- 
ael Burows, William Chapman. Proved May 8, 1764. Lib. 11, p. 513. 

1764, May 8. Inventory, £46.19.3, made by John Bullock and Wil- 
liam Chapman. 

1764, Marx!h 24. Brown, Ebenezer, of Evesham, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Benjamin Thomas, of Evesham. Fellowbondsman — Ca- 
leb Brown, of Gloucester Co. Witness — Joseph Read. Lib. 1, p. 537. 

1764, Sept. 18. Inventory, £4.18.6, made by Robert Bishop and Law- 
rence Webster. 

1764. Sept. 24. Brown, Ehenezer, of Haddonfield, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth Brown. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Brown; 
both of said place. Witnesses — Jacob Clement, Hugh Creighton, 
Samuel Allinson. 

1764, Aug. 27. Inventory, £49.6.7, made by John Gill and Samuel 
Clement, Jr. Lib. 12, p. 27. 



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1760, May 2. Brown, James, of Tewksbury, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. "Wife, Margaret, £100, and my moveable estate. Sons, 
James, Robert, Joseph and Solomon, 5 shillings each. Executors — 
Samuel Barkley, John Todd and David Carlisle. Witnesses — Abra- 
ham Willet, Samuel Craig, William Leslie. Proved May 25, 1764. 

1764, June 7. Inventory, £197.0.2, made by William Ker and John 
Henry. Lib. H, p. 441. 

1761, Oct. 14. Brown, James, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Eldest son, George Brown, the land which I bought of John 
Codington; also near 20 acres, lying at the head of William Stone's 
place, which T bought of the Executors of Edward Crowell; also a 
salt marsh of 8 or 9 acres, which I bought of James Clarkson, at 
Papiack Neck, with % of an acre adjoining, near the oyster bed. Son, 
Thomas, salt marsh which I bought of Marion Gilchrist; also the 
land I bought of Robert Pressmill; also a marsh on the Sunken 
Marsh; also 14 of the upland in Papiack Neck, not yet given away. 
My granddaughters, Cathrine and Margaret Brown, daughters of my 
son John Brown, the land lying between William Stone and James 
Smith, which I bought of Edward Crowell, deceased, when they are 
18. To son, John, rest of my land. Daughter, Agnes Moores, £60. 
Daughter, Christian Cutter, £50. Daughter, Ursilla Black, £100. 
Daughter, Anipell Jaquish, £100. Granddaughter, Easther Cutter, £20, 
when 18. My wife, Agness, £70, and otherwise provided for. Execu- 
tors — sons, Thomas and John. Witnesses — Ananias Luvis, Joseph 
Brown, David Edgar. Proved Nov. 12, 1761. 

1761, Nov. 14. Inventory made by George Brown and Jonathan 
Kinsey. Lib. H, p. 44. 

1765, Dec. 11. Brown, James, of Providence, Rhode Island; will of. 
Son, George, £500. Daughter, Ann Brown, wife of Daniel Brown, one 
right in my lands at Otter Creek, and £200. Daughter, Hope, wife of 
Archibald Campbell, one right in my lands at Otter Creek, and £200. 
Granddaughters, Ann and Lucy Perkins, daughters of daughter Mary 
Perkins, one right in my lands at Otter Creek and £100, when they 
come of age. Daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of Joseph Tillinghast, 
one right in my lands at Otter Creek and £200. Daughter, Hermione 
Brown, one right in my lands at Otter Creek, and £300, and to have 
an outfit. Grandson, James Noyce Brown, the son of my son George, 
my right in the Susquehanna Purchase, and one right in my lands 
at Otter Creek. Daughter-in-law, Mary Brown, widow of my son 
James Noyce Brown, all that can be recovered of her deceased 
husband's estate, and what may be due from my attorney, Capt. 
Richard Hide, of Norwich, and from Capt. James Carr, on account of 
what I paid to Esquire Backees of Norwich for an execution ob- 
tained against me for my son James, being bound for Carr's appear- 
ance at suit of John Read. My real estate in Perth Amboy in the 
Jerseys to be sold. My plate and watch I give to my four daughters. 
Son, George, the rest of real. Executors — Nicholas Tillinghast, of 
Providence, and my brother, Clark Brown, of Newport. Witnesses — 
George Jackson, William Pearce, William Wheaton. Proved at Prov- 
idence, Dec. 21, 1765, and recorded in Council Book No. 5, page 406; 
James Angell, Clerk of the Council. Vol. D3, p. 73, of Deeds. 

1768, Aug. 4. Brown, Job, of Newark, Essex Co., cooper; will of. 
Wife, Phebe, Ys of my moveable estate, and Ys the use of my lands. 
Sons, Joseph and Job, all my lands, they paying to my son, Eleazar, 



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£60, but Eleazer to have a meadow. One lot of land to be sold, and 
money given to daughters, Phebe, Hannah, Mary and Abigail. Ex- 
ecutors — my kinsman, Joseph Riggs, Esq., and my son, Joseph. Wit- 
nesses — Elihu Ward, Samuel Freeman, Bethuel Peirson. Proved Oct. 
15, 1768. Lib. I, p. 354. 

1761, May 6. Broiwn, John, Jr., of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
W T ife, Sarah, my house and 10 acres, and she to take care of my son, 
Stephen. Son, Ezekiel, % the rest of lands. Sons, Jonathan and 
Caleb, the other half. Daughter, Mary, £40 and a negro. If son, 
Stephen, outlives his mother, then he is to be taken care of by my 
three sons as they come of age. Executors — my wife and my brother, 
David Brown. Witnesses — Obadiah Bruen, Sylvanus Howell. Proved 
July 15, 1761. 

1761, July 27. Inventory, £145.12.0, made by Nathaniel Johnson 
and Obadiah Bruen. Lib. H, p. 70. 

1765, March 25. Brown, Margaret, of Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
W T idow of James Brown. Daughter, Martha, £50. Daughter, Mary, 
£50. Son, Samuel Barkley, £20. Son, Robert Barkley, 5 shillings. 
To Walter Barkley, 5 shillings. Daughters, Martha and Mary, the 
rest. Executors — David Carlile, John Tod and Samuel Barkley. 
Witnesses — John Henry, James King, John King. Proved Oct. 16, 
1769. 

1769, Oct. 21. Inventory, £141.6.7, made by William Ker and Thom- 
as Adams. Lib. 14, p. 147. 

1764, Nov. 29. Brown, Martha, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. The widow of Zebulon Brown. Son, Samuel Brown, 10 shill- 
ings. Son, Jonathan Brown, spoon. Daughter, Leah Ellis, saddle. 
Daughter, Alice Garwood, 20 shillings, and her husband, Samuel 
Garwood, to have no demand on it. Daughter, Martha Tuley goods. 
To son Zebulon's son, Jonathan, a gun. To Jonathan's wife, Han- 
nah, a looking glass. To Jonathan Brown's daughter, Mary Brown, 
a gown. Executors — friend, Arent Schyler, and my daughter, Leah. 
Witnesses — Joseph Folwell, Ephraim Betts, John Watkinson. Proved 
Jan. 1, 1765. 

1764, Dec. 27. Inventory, £51.18.9, made by Philip White and Wil- 
liam Wilson. Lib. 12, p. 37. 

1765, Sept. 12. Brown. Phinehas, of Essex Co. Ward. Eldest son 
of Stephen Brown, of Newark, deceased, who died intestate, leaving 
real and personal estate, and leaving two sons, and two daughters. 
Phinehas, who is 15 years of age, makes petition and prays that his 
uncle, Joel Brown, of Newark, may be made his Guardian. Petition 
dated July 23, 1765. Joel Brown appointed Guardian, with Caleb 
Brown on his bond. File No. 3451-3454 G. 

1763. June 17. Brown, Samuel, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. To the Society of Presbyterians in Baskingridge, 
£200. Wife, Mary, £200, and the profits of my lands, except the land 
I bought of Benjamin Lewis, which is to be sold. Brother, Isaah 
Brown, Bible. Brothers. Aaron, Benoni and James, £25 each. My 
half-brother, Henry Haines, £12. My half-sister, Rebecca Haines, 
as she was called before her marriage, £12. My adopted daughter, 
Mary Woods, now the wife of William Cross, £60. After my wife's 



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death all lands to be sold, and money given to brother, Isaah Brown, 
brother Aaron Brown, brother Benoni Brown and brother James 
Brown. To John Derry, £25, the day he is free. Rest to my brother, 
Henry Haines, and my sister, Rebecca. Executors — friends, John 
Ayers, and John Roy. Witnesses — Stirling-, Stephen Ogden, Thomas 
Talmage. Proved Dec. 22, 1763. 

1764, March 12. Inventory, £855.15.11, made by John Lyon and 
John Ayers. (Plantation bought of Benjamin Lewis was sold for 
£333). 

1772, Jan. 22. Account by both Executors. Lib. H, p. 321. 

1763, Jan. 19. Brown, Samuel, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Asa, a part of my land, when 21. Son, John, 
also a part, when 21. Son, Abraham, the rest of my plantation 
where I live, when 21. Wife, Ann, household goods, and also use of 
meadow which my mother had, while my widow. Son, Joseph, £30. 
Son, Clayton, £25. Esther English, £5. Executors — brother-in-law, 
Michael Buffin, and my wife. Witnesses — Ephraim Betts, Margaret 
English, John Watkinson. Proved March 14, 1765. Lib. 12, p. 66. 

1765, March 11. Inventory, £188.12.9, made by William Wilson and 
Abner Woolman. 

1764, June 4. Brown, Stephen, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co.; 
will of. Grandson, Henry Brown, son of my son Benjamin Brown, 
deceased, the house in which my son lived, and the land belonging 
to it. Son, Caleb, the house he lives in. Son, Joel, the house I live 
in, and land to go with the same. Grandson, William Brown, son 
of my son Stephen, a meadow lot. Wife, Prudence, % of my house 
and land, while my widow. Daughters, Temperance Meeker, Abigail 
Riggs and Unis Thompson, 40 shillings each. Remainder to my 
children, Caleb, Joel, Temperance, Abigail and Unis, my grand- 
daughter, Turah, and my grandchildren, the children of my son Ste- 
phen Brown, deceased. Executors — sons, Caleb and Joel. Witnesses 
— Josiah Crane, William Man, John Ogden. Proved April 10, 1767. 

Lib. I, p. 145. 

1760, May 20. Brown. Thomas, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Bathniphleath, all she possessed before 
marriage, and also £10. My Executors to defend a suit, commenced 
against me by Jonathan Burden. Daughter, Mary, to learn the trade 
of "tayloris." Sons, John and David, and daughters, Mary, Phebe, 
Elizabeth and Mabell Brown, who are not of age. Son, Daniel, 40 
acres of the upper end of my land. Son, Thomas, rest of lands, when 
21. Executors — friends, Jonathan Holmes and Samuel Pithian. Wit- 
nesses — Noah Miller, Abijah Holmes, John Coffyson. Proved Feb. 
25, 1761. 

1760, Dec. 8. Inventory, £437.5.1, made by Benjamin Holme and 
Obadiah Robins. Lib. 10, p. 183. 

1762, July 31. Brown, Thomas, of Roxbury, Morris Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Pheby Brown, widow. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Brown; both of 
said place. Witness — John Van Tuyl. 

1762, June 29. Inventory £50.2.5, made by John Van Tuyl and Thom- 
as Kelsey. 

1764, April 5. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 11, p. 287. 



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1707, April 27. Brown, Thomas, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Phillips, of Middlesex Co. Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Phillips, of Hunterdon Co. Witness — John Allen. 

1767, Feb. 13. Inventory, £18.18.0, made by Stephen Laning and 
Jonathan Furman. 

1767, May 11. Sale of goods by vendue, £16.7.4. 

1769, Jan. 31. Account made by Administrator. Lib. 13, p. 207. 

1762, April 8. Brown, William, of Mendham, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Jane, % the goods. Land on east side of plantation where 1 
live to be sold. The rest of plantation and the money to remain in 
hands of wife, to bring up my children; the money to be given 
to my boys and girls, when they come of age. Executors — wife, 
Jane, and Job Loure. Witnesses — Jabesh Bears, Gilburd Ludlum, 
Jacomiah (Jeremiah) Forgeson. Proved April 15, 1762. 

1762, June 16. Inventory, £979.4.7, made by William Hulburd, and 
Robert Adams. Lib. H, p. 136. 

1762, July 17. Brovvn, William, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Cumine, (Cumming), barber. Fellowbondsman — Wil- 
liam Pidgeon, Attorney-at-law; both of said place. Witness — Isaac 
DeCow. Lib. 11, p. 516. 

1761, April 4. Brown, Zebulon, of Burlington, in Burlington Co.; 
will of. Son, Jonathan, the part of my plantation that is rented, 
when 21. My wife, Bathsheba, must rent a small house and move to 
it. Executors — my wife and my friend, Peter Harvey. Witnesses — 
Leah Ellis, Martha Mott, Rednap Howell. Proved April 17, 1761. 

1761, April 16. Renunciation by Bathsheba Brown, the widow, in 
presence of Martha Mott. Lib. 10, p. 353. 

1761, April 16. Inventory, £54.17.10, made by Job Ridgway and 
William Folwell. 

1771, Nov. 18. Account of Peter Ellis, Ex'r of Peter Harvey, who 
was Ex'r of Zebulon Brown. 

1764, Aug. 23. Browne, John, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Son, 
David, land joining on Moses Baldwin and John Brown, deceased; 
also land on Elizabeth River. Daughters, Mary, Sibel and Elizabeth, 
the moveable estate in my house. Son, Moses, 5 shillings. "To 
Enoch of the children of my beloved son John, deceased, 5 shill- 
ings." Son, Zebedee, 20 shillings. Executors — my son, David, and 
friend, Obadiah Bruen. Witnesses — Obadiah Bruen, James Keen, 
Timothy Pierson. Proved April 25, 1769. Lib. K, p. 81. 

1757, April 21. Bryan, Peter, of Gloucester Co., school master; will 
of. To John Erwin, of Greenwich, in said Co., farmer, all personal 
estate. Executor — said John Erwin. Witnesses — Patrick McCannon, 
Alexander Randall, Hannah Rose. Proved Feb. 10, 1761. 

1761, Feb. 9. Inventory, £12.16.9, made by Isaac Lord and Nixon 
Chattin. Lib. 10, p. 398. 

1760, July 10. Bryant, Ebene*er, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., attorney-at-law; will of. All my property to be in hands of Wil- 
liam Peartree Smith, my executor, in trust; he to sell all real, if he 
thinks best, and money to be paid to my wife, Elizabeth. To Pres- 
byterian Church in Elizabeth Town, £50. To the College of New 
Jersey, £50. Brother, Joshua Bryant, owes me £30, which debt is can- 

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celled. Executor — my brother-in-law, William Peartree Smith. Wit- 
nesses — Andrew Whitehead, William Bryant, Elizabeth Bryant. 
Proved Feb. 5, 1761. 

1761, June 12. Inventory, £535.19.11, made by Stephen Crane and 
Joseph Woodruff, Jr. Lib. G, p. 450. 

1765, July 19. Brynhery, Christian, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. 
Ward. Son of Peter Brynbery, of said place, blacksmith, dec'd, who, 
being heir-at-law of his father, makes choice of Francis Miles as 
his Guardian. 

1765, July 19. Guardian — Francis Miles. Fellowbondsman — John 
Mecum; both of Penns Neck, yeomen. Lib. 12, p. 178. 

1768, May 27. Buck, Joseph, of Cape May Co.; will of. Lands and 
effects to be sold. Wife, Lydia % ; rest to my four children, Judath, 
Theody (daughters), and Swain and Lamuel (sons). Executors — 
wife, Lydia, and Levi Eldredge. Witnesses — Daniel Mulford, Eliza- 
beth Reeves, Nathaniel Foster. Proved July 5, 1768. 

1768, June 30. Inventory, £146.14.4, made by James Whilldin and 
Henry Hand. Lib. 13, p. 527. 

1764, Oct. 15. Budd, Catherine, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. Son, Joseph Budd, a bond which I have against 
him. Son, Henry Budd, negro Doras, when 21. Son, Daniel Budd, £15, 
when 21. Granddaughters, Autis and Catherine Reynolds, £15 each, 
when 18. Son, William Budd, my servant girl's time, named Cather- 
ine Jonson; also the residue. Executor — son, William. Witnesses 
— John Goldy, Joseph Goldy. Proved Nov. 17, 1764. Lib. 12, p. 30. 

1764, Nov. 5. Inventory, £278.8.8, made by John Goldy and Bur- 
bridge Brock. 

1761, May 25. Budd, Margaret, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co., widow; will of. To my only surviving daughter, Mary Budd, all 
my clothing; but, if she die, then to my granddaughter, Elizabeth 
Ross, wife of Alexander Ross. Granddaughter Rebeckah Jolly, £5. 
Grandchildren, Mary Hopewell, Deborah Budd, Margaret Cowgill and 
Margaret Budd, £5 each. Executor — said Alexander Ross. Witness- 
es — Colin Campbell, Elizabeth Elton, Mary Campbell. Proved May 
12, 1762. 

1762, May 10. Inventory, £144.16.9, made by Henry Paxson and 
Thomas Shinn. Lib. 11, p. 209. 

1766, July 23. Budd, Samuel, Sr„ of New Hanover Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, bed and case of drawers. Rest 
of personal estate to be sold, and then wife to have £50, and the 
rest of money to daughters, Lydea, Theodocia and Hannah, my 
brother, John Budd's, daughter, Sarah Budd, and my cousin, Wil- 
liam Budd, Sr.'s, children. Executors — friends, Solomon Shinn, and 
cousin, Thomas Budd, Sr. Witnesses — John Mullen, Edward Pan- 
coast, Joseph Goldy. Proved Dec. 19, 1769. 

1769, Dec. 1. Renunciation of Thomas Budd. 

1769. Dec. 18. Renunciation of Solomon Shinn in presence of Josh- 
ua Norcross. 

1769, Dec. 19. Bond of Sarah Budd as Adm'x. with will annexed. 
Fellowbondsman — Joshua Norcross, of Northampton Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Witness — James Williams. Lib. 14, p. 139. 



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1769, Sept. 22. Inventory, £132.7.9, made by Joseph Budd and Bur- 
bage Brock. 

1770, Aug. 23. Budd, William, Sr., of New Hanover Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co., yeoman; Will of. Wife, Susannah, £200. Son, Samuel, plan- 
tation I purchased of Joseph Shinn, except 7 acres I had surveyed 
off; also 20 acres on the road to New Mills; but he is to pay to my 
son, Levi £100, when Levi is 21. Son, Eli, part of tract where 1 
dwell. Son, Jonathan, rest of my plantation, and the above said 7 
acres, and he to pay to my son, George, £100. Son, Jonathan, to 
have V2 the cedar swamp I bought of my brother, David Budd, and he 
to provide for his mother. Daughter, Mary, wife of Thomas Piatt, 
£13. Daughters, Elizabeth, Rachel and Rebecca, £50 each, when 18. 
Executors — sons, Samuel, Jonathan and Eli. Witnesses — Thomas 
Budd, Joseph Lamb, Joseph Goldy. Proved Sept. 15, 1770. 

1770, Sept. 14. Inventory, £835.10.9 y 2 , made by Thomas Budd and 
Joseph Lamb. Lib. 14, p. 313; File No. 8633 C. 

1759, Dec. 22. Ilullus, Francis, of Attercliffe, Parish of Sheffield, Co. 
of York, gentleman; will of. Nephew, Samuel Bullus, son of my 
late brother John Bullus, deceased, all my lands, but he to pay £4 
a year to my mother, Louldae Brierly, given to her by the will of 
Mary Ludlam, my late aunt. But 2.000 acres in New Jersey I give 
to William Bousor, of Attercliffe, yeoman, and John Turner, of Shef- 
field, mercer. If the said Samuel Bullus die without issue, then 
the lands to go to my sisters, Hannah Dickinson and Elizabeth Wood- 
cock. The said William Bousor and John Turner, are to act as Trus- 
tees only for the said Samuel Bullus. To my housekeeper, Susanna 
Jackson, £50. Rest to sisters, Hannah, the wife of John Dickinson, 
and Elizabeth Woodcock. Executors — said two sisters. Witnesses 
— John Emerson, Benjamin Hoole, William Bamforth. Proved Feb. 
1, 1760, and probate granted to Hannah, the wife of John Dickinson, 
of Sheffield, Co. of York, cutler, and Elizabeth, the wife of Richard 
Woodcock, of Barnsley, said Co., sailor; all of which was extracted 
11th of May, 1765, by John Clough, proctor. Lib. 12, p. 182. 

1761, Aug. 24. Burcham, John, Sr., of Frederick Co., Vir- 
ginia. Int. Adm'r — John Burcham, Jr., of said place, farmer. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Samuel Davis, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. 

1761, July 2. Inventory, £141.1.7, of goods which are in this Prov- 
ince, made by Thomas Ruckman. Lib. 10, p. 603. 

1762, Oct. 7. Burdge, Benjamin, of Monmouth Co. Ward. Aged 
15 years, and the son of David Burdge, of said Co., deceased. Guar- 
dian — Patience Burdge, widow. Fellowbondsman — Uriah Burdge; 
both of said Co. Lib. H, p. 189. 

1763, Feb. 2. Burdsall, Stephen, of Monmouth Co.; will of. To 
sons, Stephen, Richard and Joseph, my lands, when they come of age. 
Wife, Deliverance, % of my lands and saw mill, while my widow. 
Daughter, Mary Burdsall, £10. Daughters, Sarah Burdsall, Eliza- 
beth Burdsall and Phebe Burdsall, each £10. Executors — my wife and 
son, Stephen. Witnesses — Timothy Ridgway, Gervas Pharo, John 
Gifford. Proved Oct. 25, 1764. Lib. H, p. 491. 



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1766, June 14. Burk, Alexander, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Mason. Fellowbondsmen — William Goodwin and William Hancock, 
Jr., of Elsinboro, said Co., yeomen. 

1766, June 11. Inventory, £36.2.4, made by William Goodwin and 
William Hancock. Lib. 12, p. 317. 

1766, Nov. 5. Burnet, David, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. Wife, 
Abigail, use of all my real and personal estate, till my son, Daniel, 
is 21, and also use of the land given to son Ichabud. Son, Daniel, 
my home lot and 5 acres over the road. Son, Ichabud, 12 acres on 
Bottle Hill, lying between Jeremiah Genung and Josiah Miller. 
Daughter, Hannah Burnet, £15, when 18. Daughter, Rhode Burnet, 
£15, when 18. Daughter, Mary Burnet, £15. Executors — wife, Abi- 
gail, and friends, David Bruen and Thomas Genung. Witnesses — 
Thomas Bonnel, Stephen Ward, Stephen Howell. Proved Jan. 1, 1767. 

Lib. I, p. 181. 

1763, June 2. Burnet, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Burnet, only brother of said John. Fellowbondsman 
— John Smyth; both of said place. Lib. I, p. 207. 

1767, March 17. Burr, Joseph, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Sons, Henry and Joseph, my plantation where I live. My 
wife to enjoy profits from said land. Son, Henry, must pay to my 
son William £60, and to my wife Jane £200. Daughters, Mary Ridg- 
way, Ann Deacon, Jane Ridgway and Rebecca Burr. Son, Robert, 3 
tracts of land at Richland, Bucks Co., Pa., that I bought of John 
Haines, Abraham Griffith and John Parrot; also 5 acres that I bought 
of Job Lancaster. Son, W'illiam, the land I bought of Job Lancaster, 
except the said 5 acres. Executrix — wife, Jane. Overseers, George 
Deacon and Solomon Ridgway. Witnesses — Daniel Ellis, John An- 
tram, John Norcross. Proved June 1, 1767. Lib. 13, p. 74. 

1768, July 20. Burrojusrhs, Rebecca, of Gloucester Co. Int. Late 
Rebecca Nicholson. Adm'r — Isaac Burroughs. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Burroughs; both of said Co. 

1769, Jan. 16. Inventory, £68.15.10, made by Samuel Harrison and 
Samuel Clement. "Due on bonds from John Githens, Simon Ellis, 
Jr., Benjamin Thackery, and Mary Zane." Lib. 13, p. 436. 

1758, Jan. 4. Burrowes, Thomas, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Advanced in years. Wife, Mercy, % my moveable 
estate, except what is reserved to my grandaughter, Mercy Burrowes. 
Wife may have % the profits of my lands. Granddaughter, Mercy 
Burrowes, % my moveable estate, which I have given to my wife. 
My 3 granddaughters, Rachel, Rebekah and Charity, daughters of 
my eldest son Thomas, £5 each. Sons, Edward, and Eden, each £15. 
I have given a bond to my wife's son, Gersham Moore, which my son 
Stephen is to pay. Son, Stephen, plantation where I live. Son, John, 
20 shillings. Grandaughter, Hannah Brinsley, daughter of Zebulon 
and Charity Stout, £5. My daughter, Hannah, £15. Personal estate 
given to, sons, Edward and Eden, and daughters, Charity and Han- 
nah. Executors — sons, Stephen and Edward, and my friend Jonathan 
Smith, son of Andrew Smith. Witnesses — Jeremiah Woolsey, John 
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1761, Nov. 26. Codicil. To Mercy Burrowes above named, now the 
wife of Henry Mershon, £5. To grandchildren, daughters of my dau. 
Hannah, £10, namely, Charity Disborrough, Rachel Disborrough, and 
Mercy Disborrough, grandson, Foster Burrows. Witnesses — John Car- 
penter, David Stout, John Guild. Proved Dec. 15, 1764. 

1764, Dec. 12. Inventory, £152.12.7, made by Benjamin Moore and 
Andrew Muirheid. 

1765, June 10. Account made by the Executors. Lib. 12, p. 150. 

1768, Jan. 23. Burtis, John, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Susannah, £50 and some goods. Rest of personal and 
real to| be sold, and money given to my daughters, Elizabeth and 
Ann, when 21; (said daughters are not yet 14). Executors — my 
uncles, Joseph Bullock and Thomas Thorn. Witnesses — William 
Burtis, George Bullock, Thomas Lewis Woodward. Proved Feb. 18, 
1768. 

1768, Feb. 11. Inventory, £160.8.6, made by John Leonard and Da- 
vid Wright. Lib. 13, p. 317. 

1768, March 5. Burton, Ann, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — Isaiah 
Robins. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Clayton; both of said Co. 

1768, Feb. 29. Inventory, £13.16.4, made by Joseph Clayton and 
Joseph Scholey. Lib. 13, p. 434. 
1769, April 29. Account made by Adm'r. Lib. 13, p. 434. 

1763, April 4. BurwelL John, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Burwell, eldest son of said John. Fellowbondsman — John 
Burwell, of Morris Co. 

1763, April 3. Renunciation by, Agnes Burwell, the widow; in 
favor of her son, Joseph. 

1763, April 15. Inventory, made by John Mitchell and Charles 
Marsh. Lib. H, p. 227. 

1762, Aug. 30. Butcher, Richard, Jr., of Stow Creek, Salem Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Job Butcher. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Butcher; both 
of said place, yedmen. 

1762, Sept. 3. Inventory, £554.5.2, made by John Wheaton and 
Thomas Sayre. Lib. 11, p. 250. 

1769, March 5. Butler, John, Sr., of Greenwich, Cumberland Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, John, the plantation in Bacon's Neck, and he 
to support his mother, Priscilla, my wife. After John's death I give 
the plantation to his son, Amos; but, if Amos die before he comes of 
age, then I give it to his brother, John; and, if John die before he 
become of age, then it is to be sold, and the money divided among 
the surviving children of my son, John. If my son, John, should die 
before his present wife, Elizabeth, then she shall have % the profits 
of said plantation, and the remaining part I give to my three grand- 
children, Lydia Butler, Mary Butler and Rachel Butler. Executor — 
my son, John Butler. Witnesses — William Fithian, John Fiddis 
and Joseph Norbury. Proved March 24, 1769. Lib. 14, p. 13. 

1770, April 14. Butler, John, of Mansfield, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Samuel Allen, of Nottingham, said Co. Fellowbondsman — 
Nathan Robbins, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. Lib. 15, p. 8. 



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17CG, Jan. 11. Buzby, John, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, the part of the plantation where i 
dwell, which I bought of my sister-in-law, Kezia Ellis, which was 
caused to be divided by a Writ of Partition; also V 3 of the swamp, 
which was devised to me by my father, and which I purchased of 
my brother, Samuel Buzby; and the same shall be divided off by 
Isaac Mickle and Samuel Clement, and they are to give a certificate, 
which is to be recorded in the Secretary's office. Son, John, the rest 
of my plantation and the other % of the swamp. Daughter, Precilla 
Buzby, £400, when she is 18. Sister, Hannah's son, John Haines, £50, 
when 21. Said sister has other children. Speaks of brother, Jabez. 
If my daughter die, then % of her share is to go to Rachel Wick- 
ward, and the other % to my cousin, Jane Taylor's children. Men- 
tions uncle, Thomas Buzby, and cousin, Joseph Buzby. Executors — 
my wife and my friends, Isaac Mickle and Samuel Clement. Wit- 
nesses — Aaron Oakford, Grace Evens, William Evens. Proved Aug. 
8, 1766. Lib. 12, p. 369. 

1762, Sept. 9. Byram, Ebenezer, of Mendham, Morris Co.; will of. 
Lands may be sold. Eldest son, Edward, to have as much as his 
younger brothers, and £100 more. Sons, Ebenezer, Napthali, and Jo- 
seph, to have double to what my daughters will have. Wife to be 
equal with my younger sons, and to have the profits of the whole 
estate till the children are all of age. Daughters, Huldah, Abigail, 
Anna, Mary and Phebe, to have an equal half part with my younger 
-sons; except that Huldah have £70 less than what she has already 
had. My wife is supposed to be pregnant, and that child is to have 
its share. Executors — my wife, Abigail, my son, Edward, my brother, 
Jeptha Byram, and Isaac Babbit. Witnesses — Asa Cooke, David 
Thompson, Samuel Hudson. Proved Sept. 27, 1762. 

1763, March 10. Inventory, £4,130.9.5, made by Joseph Beach and 
Daniel Cary. Lib. H, p. 28a. 

1760, May 20. Byrnes, Richard, of Middlesex Co.; will of. I am 
about to travel. To my friend, James Abraham, Jr., some clothing, 
and .he is to go to William Preston's and get 3 shirts, etc. He is to 
have the prizes in the lotteries. Executor — said James Abraham, Jr. 
Witnesses — Arthur Edmonds, John Nevill, William Thomson. Proved 
Feb. 19, 1761. 

1761, May 10. Inventory of the goods of "Richard Burns," made by 
John Combs and William Jolley. Lib. G, p. 362. 

1763, June 27. Cadmus, Hartman, of Slotterdam, Bergen Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Maragrietje, all goods she brought, and she to 
live with my son, Dirk. Son, Dirk, all lands. My daughter, Mar- 
ritje, goods, and £130. Executors — brother, Abraham Cadmus, and 
my friend, John Cadmus, both of Slotterdam. Witnesses — David 
Marinus, Johannis Van Hoorn and Isaac Cadmus. Proved Aug. 14, 
1764. 

1764, Aug. 14. Bond of Cornelius Post (son in law of Hartman 
Cadmus) of Slotterdam, as Adm'r, with will annexed; Abraham Cad- 
mus and John Cadmus renounced. Lib. H, p. 377. 

1763, Sept. 23. Calvin, Daniel, of Town and Co. of Gloucester. 
Int. Adm'r — Lawrence Shanow. Pellowbondsman — Joseph Ellis; 
both of said place. Witness — Samuel Allinson. Lib. 11, p. 440. 



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1761, Dec. 14. Cambell, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, all my real and personal, except 5 shillings, 
which I give to my cousin, Jessy Cambell (son of my brother David 
Cambell). Executors — my wife, and David Kint. Witnesses — Daniel 
Donham, Catharine Donham, Mary Wright. Proved May 25, 1767. 

Lib. I, p. 111. 

1769, Aug. 30. Camp, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — Sarah 
Camp, his widow. Lib, K, p. 121. 

1766, Aug. 15. Campbell, Rev. Colin, of City and Co. of Burlington. 
Int. Adm'x — Mary Campbell, the widow. Fellowbondsmen — Abra- 
ham Hewlings, of Burlington, and Peter Bard, of Mount Holly, said 
Co., merchants. 

1766, Aug. 26. Inventory, £3,050.6.6, made by Daniel Ellis and Isaac 
Hewlings. 

1773, March 15. Mary Campbell sworn, and said that the inventory 
was perfect. Lib. 12, p. 295. 

1764, Dee. 31. Campbell, John, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Arch- 
ibald Campbell, the eldest son. Fellowbondsman — Greear Brown; 
both of said Co. 

1764, Dec. 28. Renunciation, by Margrit Campbell, the widow, in 
favor of her son, Archibald Campbell. 

1765, March 6. Inventory, £78.13.6, made by Michael Schooley and 
Thomas Irwin. Lib. H, p. 376. 

176S, Jan. 8. Campion, Richard, of City and Co. of Burlington. 
Int. Adm'rs — Sarah Campion (widow), and John Campion, of North- 
ampton, said Co., carpenter. Witness — William Heulings. 

1768, Jan. 7. Inventory, £86.2.6, made by Thomas Rodman and Wil- 
liam Heulings. Lib. 13, p. 311. 

1768, Oct. 8. Camron, John, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
shipwright; will of. My real and personal to be divided equally 
among my wife, Mary, and our four children, namely, George, John, 
Rebecca and Abraham, when children are of full age. Executors — 
wife, and my friend, Jacob Spicer. Witnesses — David Brown, Jon- 
athan Chew, Daniel Bennett. Proved Jan. 14, 1769. 

1769, Jan. 10. Inventory, £354.8.0, made by John Brown and David 
Brown. Lib. 14, p. 33. 

1761, Feb. 10. Capherdy, Peter, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Richard Martin. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Wright; 
both of Arneys Town, said Co. Lib. 10, p. 173. 

1769, May 29. Carl, Jacob, of Morris Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, 
use of % my lands hereafter given to my son, Jonas. Eldest son, 
Uriah Carl, £100, after taking out what I paid on bond to Joseph Carl, 
of Staten Island; and to Uriah's eldest daughter, Mary. Son, John, 
land where he lives; also the land in the Great Swamp. Son, Jonas, 
land where I live. Daughter, Sarah Baird, £50. Executors — sons, 
John and Jonas, and friend Peter Layton. Witnesses — Daniel Cooper, 
Jr., Elias Runyon, Mercy More. Proved Dec. 4, 1769. Lib. K, p. 177. 



72. NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

17(19, Jan. 16. Carle, John, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Catherine Carle and Samuel Carle, both of said place, 
widow and yeoman, and Hugh Dunn, of Stow Creek, said Co., yeo- 
man. 

1769, Jan. 6. Inventory, £98.8.11, made by Hugh Dunn and Benja- 
min Dunn. Lib. 13, p. 498. 

1705, Oct. 31. Carman, James, of City of Perth Amboy, Middlesex 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary Carman, widow of James. Fellowbondsman 
— Thomas Lyall; both of said City. Witness — John Terrill. 

Lib. H, p. 540. 

17011, April 19. Carman, Joseph, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., 
carpenter. Int. Adm'r — Jacob Spicer. Fellowbondsman — Azariah 
Shinn; both of said place. Witness — Sarah Howell. 

1763, April 28. Inventory, £80.7.0, made by George Flannigan and 
Samuel Shivers. Lib. 11, p. 313. 

170N, Feb. 14. Carman, Richard, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co., farmer; will of. My grandson, Stephen Carman, £5, by virtue 
of his being my heir-at-law. Son, Richard, all my lands. Daugh- 
ter, Abigail, wife of Hugh Dunn, £350. Daughter, Ke^ia, £150, and 
the right to reside with Richard, and to have her living from the 
land during the time she is a widow. Rest of estate to grandchil- 
dren, Stephen Carman, Samuel Carman, Abigail Bloodgood, Mary 
Carman, Richard Carman, Phineas Carman, and Sarah and Margaret 
Dunn. Executors — son, Richard, and my daughter, Kezia. Wit- 
nesses — Moses Morris, Margaret Carman, Reuben Evens. Proved Jan. 
21, 1769. Probate granted to Richard Carman and Kezia Loofbor- 
row. 

1769, Jan. 23. Inventory, £1,182.12.11, made by James Rowland and 
Reuben Evins; both of Woodbridge. Lib. K, p. 51 

1709, May .10. Carman, Richard, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Rowland. Fellowbondsman — Stephen Carman; both of 
said Co. 

1769, May 30. Renunciation, by Kezia Martin, sister, and Stephen 
Carman, nephew of Richard Carman, Jr. 

1769, May 31. Inventory, £525.5.3, made by Isaac Tappen and 
Reuben Evens. Lib. K, p. 93. 

1707, Nov. 20. Carman, Stephen, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Isabel Carman, the widow and Richard Carman, Jr., brother of Ste- 
phen. Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah Dunn; all of said Co. 

1767, Sept. 5. Inventory, £143.9.2, made by James Rowland and 
Jacob Shotwell. Lib. I, p. 175. 

1701, Feb. 5. Carr, John, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — Charles 
Stewart. Fellowbondsman — John Hackett; both of said Co. 

Lib. 10, p. 172. 

1700, July SO. Carrie, John, of Acquacknung, Essex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Jacob Carrie, brother of said John. Fellowbondsman — James Gray; 
both of said place. Witness — Michael Vreeland. Lib. I, p. 7. 

1700, Feb. 17. Carrol, George. Int. Adm'r — John Jerolman. 

Lib. I, p. 364. 



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1761, De«. 22. Carson, David, of Salem Co., shallopman. Int. 
Adm'r — Doctor John Budd. Fellowbondsman — Augustine Moore; 
both of Salem, said Co. Lib. 11, p. 36. 

1758, Oct. 29. Carter, John, Sr„ of Deptford, Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Eldest son, John, all my plantation, except 6 acres. Son, Daniel, the 
said 6 acres, to be taken off the upper part. (Daniel is not 21.) 
Rest of my goods to my children and grandchildren, that is, my de- 
ceased son, Samuel (left 3 children), son Jeremiah, daughter Martha 
Taylor, Sarah Cattell, and daughter, Joana Carter. Executor — son, 
John. Witnesses — Michael Fisher, Charles Fisher, John Fisher. 
Proved April 1, 1762. 

1762, Jan. 8. Inventory, £19. .8. 9, made by Thomas Nightingale and 
George Flaningam. Lib. 11, p. 121. 

1770, Sept. 6. Carter, Luke, of Hanover, Morris Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Hannah, her choice of room, after mother's; all the goods 
she brought, and £300. Wife supposed to be pregnant, and that child 
is provided for. My brothers, George and Thomas, given legacies. 
Executors — my wife, my brother-in-law, Josiah Miller, and my broth- 
er, George Carter. Witnesses — Thomas Genung, Theophilus Miller, 
Ezekiel Cheever. Proved Sept. 27, 1770. Lib. K, p. 277. 

1770, Oct. 18. Carter, Nicholas, of Hanover, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Children — Jonathan, Anna, Experience, Hannah, Abraham, 
Nehemiah, Moses, Nicholas, David, Comfort and Kezia, each 5 shill- 
ings. Wife, Susanna, use of rest of personal and real estate, and, 
after her death, to my son Reuben, or when he is 21; but if he die, 
then to go to his sisters, Comfort and Kezia. Executors — my wife 
and son, Nehemiah. Witnesses — Joseph Foster, Thomas Genung, 
Ezekiel Cheever. Proved Nov. 22, 1770. Lib. K, p. 298. 

1770, Dee. 26. Carter, William, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Daniel Clark and William Chambers; both of said place. 

1770, Dec. 26. Inventory, £8.18.0, made by John Chambers and Ben- 
jamin Clark. Lib. 15, p. 75. 

1762, July 22. Case, Ichabod, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. My 
wife to have this house and land while my widow, and afterwards to 
go to my son William. Of the bond I hold against Justus King and 
Richard Sweazay, for £50, I give my said son £10, and £10 to my 
daughter, Abigail, and £10 to my daughter, Hannah, and £10 to my 
daughter, Kezia, and the other £10 to my grandson, Joseph Case, 
when he is 21. Executors — wife, Hannah, and Constant King. Wit- 
nesses — Isaiah Younglove, Barnabus Curtice. Proved Sept. 28, 1762. 

Lib. H, p. 292. 

1765, Feb. 9. Castner, Johannis, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, to be maintained during her life, and after 
her death, the residence to be given to my children; and my youngest 
son, Coonrod, shall have £10 more than his brothers, and my daughter 
Anne to have 30 shillings more than her sisters. My sons are John, 
Daniel, Jacob, Peter, Michael, Coonrod; and my daughters are Kath- 
rine, Anne, Ursula. Executors — sons, John and Daniel. Witnesses — 
John Appleman, Johan Georg Mayer, Lucas Tiepple. Proved May 20, 
1765. 



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1765, April 26. Inventory, £95, made by Lucas Dibbel and John Ap- 
pleman. Lib. H, p. 510. 

1760, June 5. Catterling, Francis, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeo- 
man; will of. My eldest son, Francis, 10 shillings. About Oct. 31, 
1751, I bought of Joseph Prudden and Jonathan Osborn the land 1 
live on, which I give to my wife, Phebe, while my widow; after 
which I give it to my five sons, Isaac, James, Joseph, Benjamin and 
Jacob. After my wife's death, I give the household goods to my 
daughters, Phebe and Susannah. Daughter, Mary, £3. Daughter, 
Martha, £3. Executrix — my wife, Phebe. Witnesses — Peter Kemble. 
Hannah Osborn, Mary Solegard. Proved Dec. 27, 1768. Lib. K, p. 32. 

1763, Oct. 10. Catterling, Jacob, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Thomas Kinney. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Ford, Jr.; both of 
said place. Witness — Thomas Moseley. File No. 180 N. 

1765, April lO. Chamberlain, William, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Son, Samuel, after the death of my wife, Jane, all my 
;goods; but, if he die before my wife, then to my son, Thomas. Sam- 
suel to have the land I bought of David Knott. Son, James, 5 shill- 
ings. Sons, John and Thomas, each 5 shillings. Executor — son, Sam- 
uel. Witnesses — Amos Willis, John Holmes, Mary Bennet. Proved 
July 30, 1770. 

1770, June 20. Inventory, £128.9.0, made by Thomas Potter, and 
John Holmes. Lib. K, p. 231. 

1763, May 28. Chambers, John, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Eleanor, an equal part of personal and 
real, with my children. Eldest son, Robert's son, John, £1. Son, 
David, £1. Daughter, Martha, equal part of residue, and daughter, 
Lydia, an equal part, as also daughter, Elizabeth, and also Mary. 
Grandson, David Ayers, an equal part. Granddaughter, Phebe. Ex- 
ecutors — my wife and Robert Adams. Witnesses — John Bescherer, 
Elizabeth Patterson, Andrew Patterson. Proved April 24, 1767. 

Lib. I, p. 122. 

1764, Jan. 30. Chambers, John, Esq., of New York City; will of. 
To be buried in Trinity Church-yard. To Augustus Van Courtlandt, 
whom I brought up, % of my law books, and the other y 2 I give to 
John Jay, son of Peter Jay, my brother-in-law. Wife, Ann Chambers, 
my land in Orange Co., called Cheescocks, which I bought of Eliza- 
beth Denn, dec; also my lands which I got from her father, Col. 
Jacobus Van Courtlandt, dec'd, after her death. I give the house 
where I live, with the water lot, to Augustus Van Courtlandt, and the 
house I bought of Col. Fredrick Philipse and the children of John 
Bruger; also I give him the house where he lives, and I give to him 
and his sister, Eve White, and to Ann White, daughter of said Eve, 
all lands in Montgomery Ward, New York City. To James Van 
Courtlandt, Augustus Van Courtlandt and Fredrick Van Courtlandt, 
three brothers, the rest of lands. Wife, Ann, my moveables and 
Tiegros. To Col. Vincent Matthews, £300. To John Bartow, of West- 
chester, who lived with me, £50. To Lambert Moore, £50. Executors 
— my wife, and, after her death, my brother-in-law, Peter Jay, my 
nephew, John Livingston, of New York, merchants, and my nephews, 
James Van Courtlandt, and Augustus Van Courtlandt. Witnesses — 
Richard Nicholls, John Kelly, Benjamin Helme. Proved Aug. 15, 
1764. Lib. H, p. 353. 



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1761, Jan. 10. Chambless, Jacob, of Alloways Creek Twsp., Salem 
Co., carpenter; will of. Oldest son, James Chamless, 5 shillings. 
Wife, Sarah, all my lands. Executrix — my wife, Sarah. Witnesses — 
Philip Tyler, James Finley, John Hillman. Proved April 25, 1761. 

1761, April 7. Inventory, £39.6.0, made by Richard Moore and Philips 
Tyler. Lib. 11, p. 15- 

1767, Jan. 15. Chamless, Nathaniel, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Susanna, £700. Grandson, Chamless Hart, a 
house and lot in Salem, formerly belonging to Thomas Thompson. 
Daughter, Hannah Hart, £50. Daughter, Rebecca Wharton, £150. 
Granddaughter, Sarah Hancok, £80. Cousin, James Chamless, £20. To- 
my daughters, Hannah Hart and Rebecca Wharton, and my two 
granddaughters, Susannah Test and Sarah Hancock, rest of personal 
estate. Executors — sons-in-law, John Hart and John Wharton. Wit- 
nesses — Elijah Bowen, Samuel Hancock, Thomas Sayre. Proved April. 
15, 1767. 

1767, March 19. Inventory, £4,549.1.6, made by William Oakford. 
and Thomas Sayre. Lib. 13, p. 177.. 

1765, Aug. 14. Champion, John, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester- 
Co., inn holder; will of. My wife, % of my moveables to be in the 
care of my son, Joseph, as trustee. Sons, Joseph, and John, each 10 
shillings. Son, Nathaniel, my plantation, and rest of moveable 
estate. Executor — son, Nathaniel. Witnesses — Harmen Rosekrans, 
John Little, John Baly. Proved Sept. 20, 1766. 

1765, Nov. 26. Inventory, made by John Little, and Philip Scull. 

Lib. 12, p. 375. 

1766, Dec. 1. Champion, Thonias, of Haddonfield, Gloucester Co., 
"taylor." Int. Adm'x — Deborah Champion, widow of Thomas. Fel- 
lowbondsman — John Barton, of Waterford Twsp., said Co., yeoman. 
Witness — Jacob Clement. 

1766, Nov. 25. Inventory, £830.17.314 made by, Jacob Clement and 
Josiah Shivers. 

1773, Nov. 2. Account by Deborah Champion. Lib. 12, p. 382. 

1764, Feb. 2. Chandler, Amer, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., brick 
layer; will of. Wife, Dorothy, all real and personal while my widow. 
Sons, Pontias and Asahel, house and land, after wife's death. Daughter,, 
Leady, now wife of Edward Paterson Cook, and daughter, Rebecka, 
now wife of William Mount, and daughter, Elizabeth, and my sons Ben- 
jamin, George, John and Thomas, and daughter Dorathy, at age of 
21, to each 5 shillings. Executors — wife and son, Pontius. Witness- 
es — Job Cook, Asher West, Thomas White. Proved May 12, 1764. 

1764, June 23. Inventory, made by Asher West and Job Cook. 

Lib. H, p. 439. 

1766, Feb. 8. Chandler, John, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Joseph Chandler, the several tracts of land which 
I purchased of Francis Dunam, Isaac Anderson and Charles Fogg. 
To my wife the goods she brought at time of our marriage, and £15 
yearly, and the profits of my plantation that I bought of Benjamin 
Allen. Daughter, Easter Decker, £5. Daughter, Rebecca Smith, £5. 
Daughter, Mary Laing, £5. Daughter, Abigail Chandler, £5. To my 
son-in-law, Clarck Smith, the farm I bought of Benjamin Allen; that 



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is, if he pays the above legacies; and also pays all the debts of Jo- 
siah Chandler, deceased. Executor — friend, George Warner. Trustee 
— friend, Charles Fogg. Witnesses — Page Perry, Isaac Anderson, 
Mary Anderson. Proved March 24, 1766. Lib. 12, p. 314. 

1765, Oct. 20. Chandler, Josiah, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co.; 
will of. My eldest brother, John Chandler, my lands. Brother, Jo- 
seph, the tract his father, John Chandler, purchased of Frances Dun- 
ham and Isaac Anderson. Sisters, Esther Dikers, Rebeckah Smith, 
Mary Savage and Abigail Chandler, each £10. Executor — brother, 
John. Overseers — William Bradway and John Stewart. Witnesses — 
Thomas Thompson, Job Ware, Sarah Groff. Proved Jan. 10, 1767. 

1767, Jan. 10. George Warner, of said Alloways Creek, yeoman, ap- 
pointed Adm'r with the will annexed. Fellowbondsmen — Charles 
Fogg, of Alloways Creek, yeoman, and Roger Sherron, of Town of 
Salem, inn keeper. (The Executor died before probate of the will). 

Lib. 13, p. 187. 

1762, Sept. 4. Chandler, Moses, of Essex Co. ; will of. Wife, Mary, 
house and land where I live, while my widow, and, after that, to my 
oldest daughter, Marian. Wife to bring up and educate our two chil- 
dren. Daughter, Phebe, my house and land, formerly purchased by 
uncle, John Chandler, of John Donnington, and joins the lot of Thom- 
as Ross, containing 6^ acres, when Phebe is 21. If both my chil- 
dren die under age, then the house and lot where I live I give to my 
brother, John Chandler, and my wife, Mary, equally. Executors — my 
wife, Mary, Caleb Crane, and Benjamin Spinning. Witnesses — John 
Blanchard, John Chetwood, Ellit Cresey. Proved Sept. 10, 1764. 

1762, Sept. 21. Inventory, £65, made by William Ross and Ebenezer 
Spinning. Witnesses — Caleb Crane, Mary Brant, Benjamin Spining. 

Lib. I, p. 135. 

1770, Nov. 22. Chandler, Stephen, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Samuel Barron. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Claw- 
son; both of said place. 

1770, Nov. 21. Renunciation, by Susanna Chandler, the widow. 

1771, Jan. 10. Inventory, £39.9.8, made by Jonathan Frazee and 
Daniel Dunham. Also account made by Adm'r. Lib. K, p. 255. 

1760, Aug-. 29. Chattin, Abraham, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, John, 5 shillings. Son, Nixon, 5 shill- 
ings; also same amount to son, Abraham, and son, James. Son Fran- 
cis, £10, and same amount to son Josiah. Daughter, Mary Zane, 5 
shillings. Daughter, Sarah Robson, £5. Wife, Phebe, the rest of 
personal estate, and house and lot in Woodbury during her life. 
Son, Josiah, all my lands. Executrix — my wife Phebe. Witnesses — 
James Brown, John Snowden, James Hinchman. Proved Jan. 20, 1761. 

Lib. 10, p. 399. 

1765, Feb. 4. Chattin, Phebe, of Deptford, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Joshua Ward. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Ward; both of said 
place, yeomen. Witness — Jehu Ward. 

1765, Feb. 13. Inventory, £148.13.0, made by Joseph Ward and Haba- 
kuk Ward. Lib. 12, p. 47. 



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1764, March 1. Cheesman, William, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, the goods which she desires to 
keep, and my house and lot, which I purchased of Henry Jones, of 
Moorestown, during her life, and, after her death, said house and lot 
I give to my neice, Margaret Cheesman, daughter of my brother, 
Peter Cheesman, when she is 21. My neice, Parthenia Jolly, daughter 
of my sister, Deborah, £50 when 18. Niece, Abigail Thorn, daughter 
of John Thorn, deceased, £20 when 18, but, if she die, then to her 
brother, John Thorn. Remainder to sister Margaret Smallwood, 
Thomas Cheesman, son of my brother, Peter Cheesman, William 
Cheesman, son of my brother, Thomas, and William Jones, son of 
my sister, Naomi. Executors — nephew, Jeremiah Jones and my friend, 
Samuel Blackwood. Witnesses — Mary Brien, Abigail Blackwood, 
Mary Blackwood, Joseph Blackwood. Proved Jan. 30, 1766. 

1765, Dec. 3. Renunciation, by Samuel Blackwood, of Deptford 
Twsp., said Co. Witnesses — John Cox and John Brick. 

1765, Dec. 3. Inventory, £652.7.10, made by John Cox and John 
Brick. 

1770, Aug. 9. Account by Jeremiah Jones, as Executor. 

Lib. 12, p. 377; Lib. 15, p. 46. 

1759, Aug. 13. Chester, Samuel, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Amey, all real and personal, and the real may be 
sold. Executors — my wife, Amey, and friend, Thomas Denny. Wit- 
nesses — John Boys, Laurance Strang, William Sweeten. Proved 
March 2, 1764. 

1764, Jan. 27. Inventory, £34.17.2, made by Thomas Roberts and 
Mathew Gill. Lib. 11, p. 519. 

1763, March 16. Chester, Thonias, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Samuel Chester. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Roberts; 
both of said place. Witness — Sarah Howell. 

1763, March 16. Renunciation of Catherine Chester, widow of said 
Thomas Chester, in favor of her brother-in-law, Samuel Chester. 
Witness — Thomas James. 

1763, March 15. Inventory, £92.14.5, made by Mathew Gill and 
Thomas Roberts. 

1764, July 24. Adm'x, de bonis non — Amy Chester, a widow. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Nathan Boys, yeoman; both of Greenwich. Witness 
— Sarah Howell. 

1764, Dec. 24. Account of Amy Chester, administratrix de bonis 
non, of the estate of Thomas Chester left unadministered by Samuel 
Chester, deceased, administrator of said Thomas. 

Lib. 11, p. 313; Lib. 12, p. 15. 

1764, May 11. Chesterman, Benjamin, of Monmouth Co. Int. 

Adm'x — Hannah Chesterman, the widow. Fellowbondsman — William 
Crawford, both of said place. Lib. H, p. 334. 

1762, June 28. Chew, John, of Town and County of Gloucester, 
yeoman. Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth Chew, widow. Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph Hugg, yeoman; both of said place. Witness — Hannah Kaig- 
hin. 

1762, May 28. Inventory, £57.13.10, made by Joseph Hugg and Jo- 
seph Ellis. 

1763, Dec. 20. Account made by Adm'x. Lib. 11, p. 277. 



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1761, March 31. Chidester, Mable, of Roxbury, Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Chidester. Fellowbondsman — Moses Thomkens; both of said 
place, yeomen. Witness — John Van Tuyl. 

1761, March 27. Inventory, £45.2.9, made by John Van Tuyl and 
David Sutton. Lib. 10, p. 464. 

1770, April 6. Christeen, John, of Bergen Co. Int. ' Adm'rs — Ste- 
phen Bourdett, Jr., Abraham Montanye and John Day'|i all of said 
Co. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Moore. Witness — John Zabrisky. 

1768, Sept. 30. Inventory, £283.4.9, made by Stephen Bourdett, Abra- 
ham Montonye and John Day. Lib. K, p. 256. 

1708, March 30. Christopher, Barnt, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.: 
will of. Eldest son, Barnt, one half of my plantation, and he to 
pay to my second son, John, £100 in three years after my wife gives 
her consent to dividing the land into two parts. Wife, Catherine, to 
have use of plantation, till my youngest son Daniel is 21. My third 
son, Jesse, the other % of the plantation, he paying to his brother, 
Daniel, £100. Daniel to be sent to school till he is 16. Daughters, 
Catherine, Anne and Elizabeth, rest of personal estate. Executors — 
my wife, Catherine, and my son, Barnt. Witnesses — Nathan Moore, 
James Hunt, Reuben Armitage. Proved June 20, 1768. 

1768, May 8. Inventory, £103.10.6, made by Nathan Moore and Reu- 
ben Armitage. Lib. 12, p. 517. 

1749, April 13. Christy, James, of Schraelingburg, Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Magdeleen. Eldest son, John. Children — Jacomyn, wife 
of David Van Orden, Antie Stage, John Christy, Lea Van Orden, Mary, 

wife of Fil, David Christy, Elisabet , William Christy, Rachel 

, Daniel Christy, Sarah Christy, and Magdeleen Christy. Son, 

William all my land. Executors — wife and sons John and William. 
Witnesses — David Jacobus Demarest, Jacobes Demarest and David 
Demarest, Sr. Proved, May 24, 1768. 

1768, May 23. Inventory, £9-4-0, made by David Van Orden and 
Johannes Westervelt. Lib. I, p. 328. 

1761, April 7. Church. Silas, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., weaver; 
will of. To my wife, Martha, profits of all real and moveables, but, 
if she marry, then my brother-in-law Benjamin Stites to take my 
estate in his hands as Trustee, and take care of my children. Son, 
Joseph, plantation where I live, he giving his brother, Christo- 
pher, privilege of getting hay, and wintering 20 head of cattle while 
he lives. Son, Christopher, my lands at Cape May. Daughters, De- 
borah Church and Alice Church, % of the rest of my estate. Execu- 
tors — my wife, Martha, and father, Joseph Page. Witnesses — Steph- 
en Clark, Edmond Shaw, David Shepherd. Proved April 22, 1761. 

1761, April 17. Inventory, £144.17.2, made by David Shepherd and 
Stephen Clerk. Lib. 11, p. 169. 

1765, Feb. 4. Clap, George, of Hanover, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son-in-law, Job Shinn, and my son, John Clap, the house 
and lot where I live, when John is 21. Wife, Rebeccah, the use of 
said house and the rest of estate, and to provide for the children, 
and, after her death, to my daughter, Tacy Clap. Executors — my 
wife and her brother, William Shinn. Witnesses — William Clap, Abi- 
gail Shinn, Samuel Atkinson. Proved Feb. 13, 1765. 



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1765, Feb. 12. Inventory, £67.0.11%, made by Francis Shinn and 
William Budd. Sr. Lib. 12, p. 43. 

1765, Oct- 21. Clark, Abraham, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Benjamin Marsh. Fellowbondsmen — Andrew Craig and Abra- 
ham Marsh; all of said place. Witness — John Terrill. 

1765, Oct. 19. Renunciation by Sarah Clark, the widow, in favor of 
Benjamin Marsh. Witness — Abraham Clark. Lib. H, p. 540. 

1763, Nov. 7. Clark, Benjamin and Rhebe, of Salem Co. Wards. 
Petition of John Jarman, showing that, by the request of his sister, 
Esther Peirson, late of Stow Creek Twsp., Cumberland Co., deceased; 
he had left in his care Benjamin Clark and Phebe Clark, son and 
daughter of the said sister, Esther Peirson, by her former husband, 
Samuel Clark, being now orphan children and under the age of 14. 
So as to see that no injustice should be done them in regard to the 
estate left them by their father, said Samuel Clark, then and now in 
the hands of Azel Peirson, late husband of said Esther Peirson, who 
refuses to deliver up the same, or to account therefor by a legal 
settlement: Therefore the said Jarman prays to be appointed 
Guardian. 

1763, Nov. 8. Guardian — John Jarman, of Salem Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Lawrence, of Burlington. Witnesses — William Heulings 
and John Hutchln. Lib. 11, p. 476. 

1755, July 2. Clark, Charles, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Mary, benefit of my plantation, while my widow. Son, 
Samuel, my lands, but, if he die under age, then to my two brothers, 
Daniel Clark and Benjamin Clark. Executors — my wife, and my son, 
Daniel. Witnesses — Benjamin Garrison, Samuel Hannah, Robert Dair, 
Jr. Proved Dec. 1, 1761. 

1761, Dec. 1. Inventory, £320.6.8, made by Samuel Hannah and Na- 
than Leek. Lib. 11, p. 164. 

1761, Dec. 11. Clark, Charles, of Cumberland Co. Ward. Eldest 
son of Samuel Clark, of Deerfield, said Co., who died intestate, leav- 
ing lands. Guardians — Azel Peirson, of Stow Creek, and Reuben 
Jarman, of Hopewell; both of said Co. Fellowbondsman — John Jar- 
man, of Piles Grove, Salem Co., yeoman. Witness — George Peirson. 

Lib. 10, p. 439. 

1769, April 17. Clark, Cornelias. Int. Adm'rs — Elizabeth Clark 
and William Ray. Inventory, £293.4.6. Lib. 13, p. 531. 

1761, April 29. Clark, David, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Benjamin Hathaway, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — James 
Frost, blacksmith; both of said Co. Witness — Samuel Heard. 

1761, April 24. Renunciation by Sarah Clark, widow of said Da- 
vid, in favor of Benjamin Hathaway. Witness — Henry Primrose. 

Lib. H, p. 13. 

1763, Dec. 26. Clark, Edward, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, all my real and personal estate. Ex- 
ecutrix — my wife. Witnesses — Robert Howard, Hananiah Clark, Mary 
Howard. Proved Feb. 17, 1764. 

1764, Feb. 4. Inventory, £27.13.0, made by William Summerall and 
Adam Clark. Lib. 11, p. 486. 



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1767, Aug. 1. Clark, Elizabeth, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; will 
of. Widow; late Elizabeth Radley. Son, William Radley, y 2 the 
house and land where I live, which is to join the land late his broth- 
er's, John Radly, and, after William's death, to his child or chil- 
dren. The other V2 to my son, Ichabud Radly. Son, Henry Radly, a 
lot in Elizabeth Town, when he is 21. My woodland near John Lit- 
tle I give to my son John, son William, son Ichabud and son Henry. 
Daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Sale, a silver tea pot. Daugh- 
ter, Maryan, wife of Barnaby Shute, various goods, and, at her death, 
to her children. Daughters, Elizabeth Sale, Maryan Shute and Sarah, 
the wife of Silas Halsey, the remainder. Executors — friend, Doctor 
William Barnett, my son-in-law, Daniel Sale, and my son, Henry 
Radley. Witnesses — Ellit Cresey, James Howard, Nathan Woodruff. 
Proved Sept. 8, 1767. Lib. I, p. 199. 

1765, Oct. 31. Clark, Ezekiel, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Abra- 
ham Clark, of said Co. Guardian — William Barnet. Fellowbonds- 
man — Benjamin Marsh; both of Elizabeth Town, said Co. Witness 
— John Mackay. Lib. H, p. 541. 

1765, Sept. 10. Clark, Thomas, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, the bed she brought me, and £50, and goods 
to the amount of £50, and, by a joynture, I have settled a messuage 
and tenement upon her, during her life. Grandson, Aaron Clarke, 
the lands I bought from Andrew Hampton. Grandson, Thomas 
Clarke, land I bought from William Winans, and my son, Abraham 
Clarke, may cut fire wood there from. Executor — son, Abraham. 
Witnesses — Jonathan Hampton, Christopher Manlove, Lydia Gaste- 
lowe. Proved Oct. 1, 1765. Lib. H, p. 572. 

1768, June 8. Clarke, John, of New Windsor, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — William Clarke, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., and 
Thomas Clarke, of New Windsor. Fellowbondsman — James Clark, 
Jr., of New Windsor. 

1768, June 8. Inventory, £367.5.2, made by James Worth and James 
Clark, Jr. Lib. 13, p. 408. 

1706, May 23. Clark-son. John, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., Doc- 
ter of physick. Int. Adm'r — Daniel Cahill, of said place. Fellow- 
bondsman — George Alexander, of Amwell. 

1766, May 16. Inventory, £27.0.6, made by Henry Coate and John 
Tomson. 

1767, Sept. 3. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 12, p. 421. 

1761, Jan. 17. Clawson, Thomas, of Piscataway Twsp., Middlesex 
Co.; will of. I bought a certain estate, known by the name of Mer- 
cer's Mills, lately belonging to Doctor William Mercer, and there is 
£2,000 yet due to Mercer, and I wish my wife, Anne, and my sons, 
Brant Clawson and Josiah Clawson, to remain on the place for five 
years, and to make payments; at the end of said time it may be sold, 
with my other personal and real, and £50 given to my wife, Ann, and 
£50 to my daughter, Ann Dunn, and £50 to my daughter, Mary, and 
£50 to my daughter, Elizabeth, and £50 to my daughter, Hannah, and 
£50 to my daughter, Sarah. Sons, William, Richard, John, Josias 
and Brant, the residue, when they are of age. Executors — my son, 
William Clawson, and Peter Cubert. Witnesses — Thomas Mackfar- 
son, John Campbell, William Haddon. Proved Feb. 5, 1761. 



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1761, Feb. 2. Inventory, £2, 246. 17.1, made by Tobias Van Norden 
and Elias V. Court. Lib. G, p. 360. 

1768, Dec. 15. Cleavenger, William, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Mercy Cleavenger. Fellowbondsman — Pinset Asson; both of said 
Co. 

1768, Dec. 15. Inventory, £202.18.1, made by Isaac Ivins and Amos 
Wright. 

1769, Nov. 13. Account by Mercy Cleavenger, Adm'x. 

Lib. 12, p. 526; Lib. 14, p. 127. 

1765, Aug. 2. Clement, Samuel, of Newton, Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ruth, £100, and £15 yearly. Son, Ja- 
cob, plantation where he lives, and 5 acres of my meadow; also the 
cedar swamp I bought of Samuel Sharp. Son, Samuel, all my plan- 
tation where I live (except as excepted) that I bought of Samuel 
Boggs; and 50 acres of meadow that joins Timber Creek, and he to 
pay to my granddaughters, Mary Harrison and Rebecca Harrison, £10 
each, when they are 18. Son, Joseph, 350 acres where he lives, and 
a cedar swamp, on the main branch of Great Egg Harbor River. 
Son, Abel, the rest of the plantation, mentioned as bequeathed to 
son Joseph, when Abel is 21. My daughters, Abigail Blackwood, Re- 
becca Clement and Rachel Clement, £75 each. Son, Thomas, land that 
was formerly called the Saw Mill Tract, which I bought of Elizabeth 
Hutchinson, when he is 21. Daughter, Abigail Blackwood, one acre 
in Haddonfield. Daughter, Rebecca, is single. My brethren, Jacob 
Clement, and John Hinchman, to divide lands. My son, Samuel, is 
to educate my sons Abel, and Thomas, for which he is to have the 
land in Gloucestertown, which was left to me by my grandmother, 
Sarah Bull. Executors — son, Samuel, and my son, Joseph, to be 
assisted by my brethren, John Hinchman, and Jacob Clement. Wit- 
nesses — "William Griscom, Thomas Redman, Jr., John Dangdale. 
Proved Oct. 23, 1765. Lib. 12, p. 197. 

1768, Oct. 3. Clover, Paul, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. Son of Peter 
Clover, of Lebanon, said Co., dec'd. Makes choice of John Ander- 
son, Esq., and Christopher Voght, both of Lebanon, as his Guardians. 

1768, Oct. 3. Guardians — John Anderson, Esq., and Christopher 
Voght. Fellowbondsman — Coonrod Pickel, of said place. Witness — 
Jacob Mattison. Lib. 12, p. 523. 

1767, Sept. 3. Clover, Peter, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Catherine Clover. Fellowbondsman — Christopher Vought; 
both of Lebanon, said Co. • 

1766, Dec. 15. Inventory, £307.2.10, made by Christopher Vought 
and James Martin. 

1768, Nov. 15. Account by Catharine Clover. Includes "for 2 years 
boarding three small children." Lib. 12, p. 522; Lib. 13, p. 199. 

1768, Oct. 3. Clover, Sarah, Philips and Isaac, of Hunterdon Co. 
Wards. Daughter and sons of Peter Clover, of Lebanon, said Co., 
who, with their mother, Catherine Clover, make choice of John An- 
derson, Esq., and Christopher Voght, both of Lebanon, as their Guar- 
dians. 

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1768, Oct. 3. Guardians — John Anderson, Esq., and Christopher 
Voght. Fellowbondsmen — Coonrod Pickel and Catharine Clover. 
Witness — Jacob Mattison. 

1768, Oct. 3. Renunciation of Catharine Clover, widow of Peter 
Clover, in favor of John Anderson, Esq., and Christopher Voght, to 
be guardians of above infants. Lib. 12, p. 523. 

1767, Feb. 15. Cobb, Paul, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Son, Wil- 
liam Cobb, the home place and the old meadow and "cripple." Son, 
Joshua, the new meadow, and 100 acres. The guns and hoes to be 
divided between William, Joshua, Calop and Paul, and they must have 
trades and £10. Daughter, Theodoa, a cow. Wife to have cattle, 
sheep and moveables. Witnesses — Job Glassling, John Cobb, Philip 
Grace. Proved July 16, 1767. Administration with the will annexed 
was granted to Priscilla Cobb. Lib. 13, p. 246. 

1761, April 22. Cobb, William, of Morris River, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — John Cobb and Paul Cobb. Fellowbondsman — Hezekiah 
Lore; all of said place. Witness — Abraham Jones. 

1761, April 15. Inventory, £145.12.6, made by Hezekiah Lore and 
Abraham Jones. Lib. 10, p. 179. 

1767, Jan. 5. Co,ck, Jacob, of Western Precinct, Somerset Co.; 
will of. Land joining Henry Cock may be sold, if needed to pay 
debts. Wife, Catherine, to have the rent of place, and care of chil- 
dren till they are old enough to put to trades. Son, Edward, £5. 
Son, John, Y 2 my land, and the other half to the said Edward. Daugh- 
ter, Mary Cock, £25. Executors — Edward Hall, Henry Cock, Cor- 
nelius Low (son of Albert), and my wife. Witnesses — William Low, 
Abraham Parsell, Henry More. Proved Aug. 19, 1768. 

1768, Sept. 23. Inventory, £59.4.0, made by Abraham Low and 
Martynus Hogelant. Mentions brother, Jacob. Lib. I, p. 315. 

1770, Oct. 14. Coddington, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. "Being very sick with the smallpox." Brother, 
Enoch, 50 acres and the salt marsh, and he to allow my mother, 
Sarah Coddington, her right of dower. Rest of real and personal to 
my sisters, they allowing my mother her right of dower. Sisters are 
named as Abigail Coddington, Keziah Coddington and Phebe Cod- 
dington. Executors — my uncle, Moses Conger, and friend, John 
Doobs. Witnesses — James Mulford, William Rose, George Brown. 
Proved Nov. 23, 1770. Lib. K, p. 257. 

1766, Aug. 4. Codington, Daniel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Codington. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Fitz Randolph; both of 
said Co. File No. 4293 L. 

1768, April 21. Codington, John, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son of 
John Codington. Guardian — John Noe. Fellowbondsman — William 
Edgar; both of said Co. Witnesses — Thomas Skinner, Jr., and James 
Kelly. Lib. I, p. 302. 

1761, May 4. Coe, Joseph, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph 
Coe, the only son. Fellowbondsman — Peter Dickerson, of Morris Co. 

1761, Sept. 19. Inventory, £608.12.11, made by Solomon Munson and 
John Brookfleld. Lib. G, p. 373. 



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1762, May 13. Cowman, Johannes, of Second River, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Hendrick Coeman, land on which I live. Son, 
John, land at Stonehouse Plains, except the house and house lot, 
which house and lot I give to my daughter, Lea, now the wife of 
Geape Spier. Daughters, Annatie, Arryantie, Margrietie, Marytie 
and Lea, £140 and 10 shillings, to be divided as follows: to Annatie, 
10 shillings; to Aryantie, £35; to Margrietie, £35; to Marytie, £35; 
and to Lea, £35. Executors — said Hendrick and Abram Van Ripe, the 
husband of my daughter, Margrietie. Witnesses — Casparus Van 
Wienckel, William Dow, Peter Codmus. Proved Aug. 2, 1762. 

Lib. H, p. 293. 

[Xo date]. Coffin, Stephen, of Alloways Creek Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. My wife, Sarah Coffin, and my children may live on the 
plantation till my time is out. Personal estate to my wife and my 
children, Sarah Coffin, Cynde Coffin, Rane Coffin, Mary Coffin (my 
daughters), and Thomas Coffin, my son. Executors — Seth Bowen and 
Efrem Shepherd. Witnesses — Thomas Bent, Elizabeth Denn. Proved 
Oct. 13, 1767. 

1767, Oct. 12. Inventory, £209.3.0, made by John Ware and Isaac 
Mulford. Lib. 13, p. 276. 

1770. March 30. Cohoon, John, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Ward. 
Only son of Walter Cohoon, of said place, deceased; and having 
lands devised to him by his father, he makes choice of Andries 
Young as his Guardian. 

1770, March 29. Guardian — Andres Young. Pellowbondsman — Dan- 
iel Piper; both of said Co. Witnesses — Mary Anderson and Thomas 
Anderson. Lib. 15, p. 1. 

1761, April l. Cohoon, Walter, of Greenwich Twsp., Sussex Co., 
yeoman; will of. To my wife, £100, and she to live on the plantation. 
Son, John Cohoon, plantation, when he is 21. Daughter, Margret 
Cohoon, £100, for her lifetime, or her husband's lifetime. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Cohoon, £100. Daughter, Jannet, £100, if she shall come 
into our town. Daughter, Catren Cohoon, £100, when she is 18. 
Daughter, Martahe (Martha?) Cohoon, £100, when 18. Daughter, 
Ester Cohoon, £100, when 18. Grandson, Walter Young, a mare and 
£10, and he to be under the care of my wife. Executors — Alexander 
White and my wife, Mary. Witnesses — Alexander White, Mary Co- 
hoon, Margrat White. Proved May 5, 1761. 

1761, April 11. Inventory, £880.11.1, made by John Sharp and Da- 
vid Hays. 

1764, May 17. Account, both Executors. Lib. 11, p. 54. 

1763, March 2. Cole, Benjamin, of Reading Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Gertry, £5 yearly. Real and personal to be sold. 
Children, Sarah, Ezekiel, and Arriantia; a room is to be reserved for 
my mother as long as she lives. Executors — brother, Ezekiel Cole, 
and my friend, George Reading. Witnesses — Abrahm Short, David 
Cole, Edward Wilmot. Proved AprillO, 1762. 

1762, April 2. Inventory, £145.9.2, made by Abraham Shurts and 
David Cole. 

1770, May 21. Account by Executors. Rent of farm, £63. Sales of 
farm, £1450. Money received from Peter Kinney, David Cole, Hen- 
drick Lewis, Amos Sweesy, Mary Lewis, Isaiah Cole and Ezekiel 



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Cole, £10.1.5, the deceased's *4 part of £100, remaining of his fath- 
er's estate, after the debts are paid. Cash paid George Reading, 
one of the executors of estate of Tunis Cole, on a bond, £26.2.4. 
Paid Ledna Graff. Legacies paid: Sarah Cole, Isaiah Cole. 
Cash paid John Cole and Thomas Cole, on account of their quit 
claim to the estate, £6. Cash paid Rebecca Coxe, on account of 
overplus land, £106.13.4. Lib. 11, p. 135; Lib. 15, p. 66. 

1756, Oct. 9. Cole, David, of Macachkemeek, Sussex Co., wheel- 
wright; will of. Son, Josias Cole, a rifle. Children, Josias Cole, 
Jacob Cole, Benjamin Cole, Samuel Cole, Cathrynje Cole, Margritje 
Cole, Sarah Cole, and Syffya Cole, all real and personal, after death of 
my wife, Lenora. Executors — son, Josias and my father-in-law, Ja- 
cob Westvael. Witnesses — Jacobus Davenport, Ijaaje Cool, William 
Ennes. Proved April 2, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 477. 

1765, Sept. S3. Co,le, Thomas, of Readington, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Ezekiel Cole. Fellowbondsman — David Cole; both of said 
place. 

1765, Sept. 21. Inventory, £219.11.0, made by Nicholas Egbert and 
Benjamin Allegar. 

1773, Aug. 14. Account by Ezekiel Cole, Adm'r. "Goods were left 
with the widow, to enable her, in part, to bring up her children." 

Lib. 12, p. 226. 

176S, June 11. Coleman, John, of Morris River, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Jacob Coleman. Fellowbondsman — Cornelius Clark; 
both of said place. 

1768, Feb. 16. Inventory, £49.10.6, made by Cornelius Clark, and 
Jonas Hoffman. 

1768, Feb 18. Renunciation by Rebecca Coleman, (widow of John 
Coleman) in favor of their son, Jacob Coleman. Lib. 13, p. 441. 

1763, Ans. 16. Coleman, Joshua, of Walpack, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Late of Goshon, New York. Wife, Sarah, % my real and personal; to 
my eldest son, Joshua, who at present behaves not well, I give but 
£5, but, if he soon behaves, he may have equal with the rest of the 
children. Children — Joel, Samuel, Timothy, Isral, Jared, Sarah, Dor- 
othy and Lydea. Executors — my wife, Sarah, David Marain and Sam- 
uel Coleman. Witnesses — Isaac "Van Neste, Timothy Hollister, Eph- 
raim Herriott. Proved Oct. 15, 1763. 

1763, Sept. 13. Inventory, £106.18.1, made by Isaac Van Kampen 
and Isaac Van Nest. Lib. 11, p. 461. 

1769, Fel(. 2. Coles, Jane, of City and Co. of Burlington; will of. 
To St. Mary's Church of Burlington, £5. Daughter, Grace Coles, the 
residue. Executrix — said Grace. Witnesses — James Talman, Daniel 
Ellis, Isa. Pearson Rodman. Proved May 8, 1769. Lib. 14, p. 49. 

1754, July 12. Coles, Samuel, of Waterford Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. My mother, % of my estate. Brothers, Jo- 
seph, and Benjamin Matlack, £5 each. Sisters — Rebeckah, and Abi- 
gail Matlack, £5 each. Uncle Kindle Coles, £50. Aunt, Jane Coles, 
£50. Cousin, Thomas Coles, £50. Cousins, Samuel Coles and Joseph 
Coles, £10 each. Cousins — Mary, and Martha Coles, £20 each. Cousin, 
Mary Brown, £20. Cousins, Hannah, Barshaba, and Mary Coles, £5 



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each. Uncle, Henry Wood, £50. Cousin, Samuel Hugg, £10. Cousin, 
John Hinchman, £5. My plantation in Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., I give to my executors. Executors — my friends, Kindle Coles, 
Samuel Hugg, John Hinchman, who are to pay my debts, and, if there 
be any overplus, to divide it among- my aunt Rachel Robarts' chil- 
dren, and my aunt Mary Tonkins' children, and my aunt Susannah 
Bud's children, and my uncle Samuel Cole's children. Witnesses — 
Jacob Clement, William Hinchman, James Clement. Proved July 23, 
1764. 

1764, July 16. Inventory, £236.4.10, "of Samuel Coles, son of Joseph 
Coles," made by Jacob Clement and Samuel Spicer. 

1770, Feb. 7. Account of Kendell Coles and John Hinchman, sur- 
viving executors of Samuel Coles, Jr. Lib. 12, p. 10; Lib. 15, p. 13. 

1761, Jan. 14. Collings, William, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co., 
saddletree maker; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all my estate, except the 
legacies hereafter mentioned; but, if she outlive my mother, or leave 
an heir, then my estate to go to her; otherwise to return to the 
estate. My sister, Elizabeth Street, £5. Humphrey Fithian, and 
Phebe, his wife, (my wife's uncle and aunt), £5. My brother, Rich- 
ard Collins, 5 shillings. Executors — Thomas Campbell, of Philadel- 
phia, merchant, my sister, Elizabeth Street, and my wife. Witnesses 
— Daniel Wheeten, Hannah Mulford, Maskell Ewing. Proved Nov. 5, 
1762. 

1762, Nov. 5. Inventory, £12.5.0, made by Francis Brewster and 
Hugh Stathem. Lib. 11, p. 308. 

1761, May 30. Collins, Francis, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Friend Charity Garwood, £60. Son, Joshua, Bible. 
Son, John, a chest that did belong to the estate of Daniel Morgan. 
Son, Job, a chest. Daughter, Prissilla, clothing that did belong to 
her mother. Rest of my estate to be sold. My children, Joshua, 
John, Job and Prissilla Collins, the rest, when of age, except £15, 
which I give my brother John Collins. My son-in-law, Ephraim 
Haines, £15. To each of daughters-in-law, Hannah Sleeper, Mary 
Enoch and Hope Haines, £15. Sister's, Susannah Garwood's children. 
Executors — my brother, John Collins, and friend, Enoch Roberts. 
Witnesses — John Cox, Daniel Lippincott. Proved June 12. 1761. 

Lib. 10, p. 355. 

1761, June 10. Inventory, £843.13.11, made by Micajah Wills and 
Daniel Lippencott. 

1769, March 3. Account by Enoch Roberts, surviving Executor. 

Lib. 13, p. 495. 

1760, May 2.3. Collins, John, Sr„ of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. My daughter, Sybila Gaskill, £30, and furniture. 
Daughter, Susannah Garwood, furniture. Grandson, Thomas Gar- 
wood, my surveyor's book. Son, John Collins, my gun. Son, Fran- 
cis Collins, £3. Son, Joseph, the legacy given to his mother by his 
grandfather's, Samuel Kimble's, will. Grandson, Edward Collins, son 
of my son Joseph, £3, when 21. Daughters, Sarah Bates, Charity Cane, 
Lize Hugg, Mary Budd and Prissilla Evens, £3 each. Executors — 
friends, Joshua Humphris and Joshua Stokes. Proved March 16, 
1761. Lib. 10, p. 346. 

1761, March 9. Inventory, £172.14.5, made by Joshua Ballinger 
and David Oliphant. Includes "To a warrant for 50 acres of land, 
£4.17.0." 



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1788, Jan. 5. Collins, John, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., farmer; 
will of. I order my executor to fulfill an agreement made between 
me and Patiance, my wife, before our marriage, dated 17 of Nov., 
1766. My cousin, John Garwood, blacksmith, my desk. Cousin, 
Thomas Garwood, £15. To all the rest of my sister's Susannah 
Garwood's, children, £15 each. To Samuel Ballinger, taylor (son of 
Amariah Ballinger, deceased), £15. Cousin, John Moore, (son of Ben- 
jamin Moore), my clock. To my daughter, Mary, wife of Samuel 
Hugg, the rest of moveable estate, and also my plantation, houses, 
lands, saw mill, and cedar swamp; but, if she die without heirs, then 
I give the lands to my cousins, John and Job Collins, sons of my 
brother, Francis Collins, deceased. Executor — my son-in-law, Sam- 
uel Hugg. Witnesses — Enoch Roberts, Aaron Albertson, Abraham 
Allen. Proved Jan. 25, 1768. 

1768, Jan. 18. Inventory, £838.8.3, made by Joshua Stokes and 
Enoch Roberts. Lib. 13, p. 297. 

1761, April 16. Collins, Joseph, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Lydda, % of my estate. Daughter Elizabeth, the other %, 
when she is 18. "My estate is in a difficult circumstance at present." 
Executors — Henry Crossly, my brother, George Allen, and my wife. 
Witnesses — Solomon Willits, Jr., Nathan Armstrong, Henry Collins. 
Proved May 13, 1761. 

1761, May 7. Inventory, £104.2.2, made by Nathan Armstrong and 
Thomas Lundy. 

1764, Aug. 30. Account by Executors. Lib. 10, p. 482. 

1769, Sept. 28. CoiLman, Ephraim, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. 
Real and personal estate to be sold, and, of the proceeds, my wife, 
Susanna, to have one third, and the rest to be divided among my 
children, namely, Elizabeth, Susanna, Mahitable, Sarah, and Penelope, 
when they are of age. If my wife have another child, it is to have 
a share. Executors — my wife and John Cams, of Mendam, said Co. 
Witnesses — Moses Cooper, Benjamin Corwin, Jecamiah Rogers. Proved 
Nov. 3, 1769. 

1769, Oct. Inventory, made by Daniel Budd and Caleb Swayze. 

Lib. K, p. 219; Pile No. 255 N. 

1765, Nov. 9. Compton, William, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Jane Compton. Fellowbondsmen — Richard Jaques and 
John Wall; all of said place. Witnesses — Zephaniah Morris, and 
Thomas Willett, Jr. 

1768, Nov. 14. Inventory, made by William Applegate and Na- 
thaniel Leonard. 

1768, Nov. 17. List of goods, sold at vendue, to Mathias Compton, 
William Compton, Jane Compton and others. 

Lib. I, p. 364; File No. 3471 M. 

1770, Nov. 21. Conekling, John, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Abigail Concklin, his widow. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Corey; 
both of said Co. Witness — John Doughty. 

1770, Dec. 1. Inventory, made by Thomas Genung and Thomas 
Bonnel. Lib. K, p. 256. 

1767, Feb. 1. Condiet, Peter, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Phebe, my personal estate, of which she may give 
portions to my eight children as wisdom may direct. Son, Ebenezer, 



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my land on the southeast side of the mountain, called the Mine 
Mountain, and he to pay to my sons, Joseph and Nathaniel, each 
£10. Son, Peter, my other lands, and he to pay to my son, Silas, 
£10, and to find provisions for my wife. Executors — my wife, Phebe, 
and my sons, Joseph and Silas. "Witnesses — Benoni Hathaway, Jede- 
diah Mills, Thaddeus Dodd. Proved Aug. 25, 1768. Lib. I, p. 334. 

[No date]. Conger, Benjamin, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Experience, % the money from the sale of personal 
estate, and the use of % my real, while my widow. Son, Daniel, % of 
my apparel, and 10 acres on east end of my place, during his life, 
and then to go to his son Jonas. Son, Daniel, use of 10 acres, known 
as the Dixon orchard, and, after his death, to his son Benjamin. 
Daughter, Abigail, £10. Daughter, Elizabeth, £10. Son, Enoch, y 2 of 
my apparel and the rest of my real, and, after his death, to go to his 
sons, Benjamin and Jonas. Daughter, Dydia, £50, and, if she die 
unmarried, then to Sarah, and Martha Goble, daughters of Simeon 
and Abigail Goble, £20, and to Dydia, daughter of Benjamin and 
Elizabeth Goble, £15, and to Zipporah and Abigail, daughters of 
Daniel and Mary Conger, £15. Executors — friend, Jonathan Stiles, 
and my son, Enoch. Witnesses — Samuel Olliver, John Primrose, Eze- 
kiel Cheever. Proved March 10, 1762. Lib. H, p. 146. 

1707, Feb. 14. Cogger, John, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, £50, and the use of all real and personal for 5 years, 
when my lands are to be divided between my sons, Joseph and John, 
and they are to pay £30 to each of my sons, Stephen, Zenus, Thomas, 
David and James, as they come 21, and to pay my daughters, Sarah 
and Phebe, £15, when 21. Executors — brother, Thomas Brown, and 
Joseph Tuttle, Jr., and my wife. Witnesses — Samuel Ball, William 
Broadwell, Daniel Burnet. Proved Dec. 22, 1767. Lib. I, p. 259. 

1765, Oct. 30. Connnway, Margaret, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem 
Co., widow. Int. Adm'rs — Daniel Taylor, of Fairfield Twsp., Cum- 
berland Co., yeoman, and Joseph Philpot, of Lower Penns Neck, yeo- 
man. Fellowbondsmen — John Gilljohnson and Gabriel Danielson, both 
of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeomen. Lib. 12, p. 304. 

1768, June 22. Conner, John, of Monmouth Co.; will of. To friend, 
William Morton, of Shrewsbury, merchant, all my estate, after debts 
are paid. Executor — said William Morton. Witnesses — James An- 
derson, Robert Lippincott. Proved July 27, 1768. 

1768, July 2. Inventory, £72.5.11, made by David Knott and John 
Hamton. Lib. I, p. 310. 

1751, April 10. Cons, Johannes, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co., "cup- 
per;" will of. Wife, Mary, all estate, after debts are paid. Execu- 
trix — wife, Mary. Witnesses — Ralph Smith, Henry Smith, Huldah 
Smith. 

1769, Feb. 6. Being called this day by testator, to attest this his 
last will, it being for the above, new witnesses were Philip Schuiler, 
Jacob Schuiler. Proved March 16, 1769. Anna Mary Kuns, the Exec- 
utor, was sworn same date. 

1769, March 4. Inventory, £423.4.8, made by Philip Schuiler and 
Christopher Kern, of the estate of John Kuns, of Twixbury, Hunter- 
don Co. [Name is written Cons, Cuns, Kuns, and Constant]. 

Lib. 14, p. 39. 



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1705, March 13. Cook, Obadinh, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Joel Halsey, brother-in-law to said Cook. Fellowbondsman 
— John Cobb; both of said place. Witness — Lewis Ogden. 

Lib. H, p. 423. 

1707, Sept. 21. Cooke, William, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. My wife, £100. Son, Jacob, spoons, etc. Son, Job, spoons, 
etc. Son, William, silver buckles. Son, Joseph, 2 cows. Daughter, 
Margaret, a bed. Daughter, Lydia, bed. Daughter, Phebe, spoons, 
etc. Daughter, Hannah, spoons, etc Daughters, Margaret, Lydia, 
Phebe and Hannah, £50 each, when 18. Rest of estate to my sons, Ja- 
cob, Job, William and Joseph, when 21. There is a bond due to 
my father-in-law, Thomas White, of £100, from me and son Jacob, 
which is to be paid out of Jacob's share. My wife to educate my 
children, Lydia, Phebe, Joseph and Hannah. Rest of personal and 
real to be sold. Executors — my brothers-in-law, Thomas White, Jr., 
and Timothy Corliss. Witnesses — John Leonard, Richard Robins, 
Thomas Emley. Proved Oct. 9, 1767. 

1767, Oct. 7. Inventory, £1309.8.3, made by William Lawrie and 
John Leonard. 

1783, March 20. Account by Exec'rs. 

Lib. 13, p. 258; Lib. 24, p. 138. 

1770, April 10. Cool, Crest, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Eldest son, Peter, 10 shillings. Wife, Mary, use of real and to 
bring up my small children. Son, Crest, to stay 2 years with his 
mother. Sons, Peter, William and Phillip, have had of my estate. 
Sons are Peter, William, Phillip, Crest and Paul, and daughters are 
Catherine, Mary and Elizabeth. Executors — nephews, Crest Cool and 
Paul Cool, Jr. Witnesses — John Deats, Jacob Mattison, Kerlach 
Young. Proved Aug. 27, 1770. 

1770, Aug. 14. Inventory, £176.4.0, made by John Gregg and Ger- 
shom Lee. 

1787, Sept. 24. Account by Christopher Cool and Paul Kuhl, on 
the estate of "Crist Kuhl." Lib. 14, p. 306. 

1707, Dec. IS. Cool, William, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — Simon 
Cool, of Princeton, Somerset Co. Fellowbondsman — Evan Reynolds, 
of Burlington Co. Witness — Bowes Reed. 

1767, Dec. 18. Eve Cool, the widow of William Cool, late of Swan- 
cum in Monmouth Co., renounced. Lib. 14, p. 434. 

17G1, Feb. 20. Coon, Thomas, of North Precinct, Somerset Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Catherine, moveable estate. Son, Moses Coon, 
use of my farm where I dwell, and 40 acres at the Swamp, during 
the life of my wife; and she to be maintained by him. Land to be 
sold after death of wife; then son, Moses, to have £100; sons, 
Thomas, John, Mickal, and Benjamin, each £50; son, Abraham, £50, 
but as he is not capable of taking care of himself, the £50 to be paid 
to the other sons, and they are to care for him. Granddaughter, 
Hannah Urmston, £50, which I give to her instead to her mother. 
Granddaughters, Ann and Mary Merrol, (the daughters of my daugh- 
ter, Jean Merrol, the wife of Philip Merrol), £50. Daughter, Jean 
Merrol, £50. Executors — sons, Thomas, and Benjamin, and my friend,. 
John 'Roy. Witnesses — Jacob Cosart, Thomas Urmston, Anthony 
Cosart. Proved March 18, 1761. 

1761, March 16. Inventory, £278.19.4, made by Robert Dennes and! 
Abraham Van Tuyl. Lib. G, p. 400. 



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1763, April 13. Cooper, Benjamin, Jr., of Newton, Gloucester Co., 
shipwright; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, personal estate, and use of 
house and lot where I now live, till my son, James, is 21, when he is 
to have it. Executors — brother, James Cooper, and my friend, Jo- 
seph Lovett; both of Philadelphia, who are hatters. Witnesses — 
Thomas Sach Walker, Joseph Lovett, Bradford Roberts. Proved May 
7, 1764. 

1764, May 3. Inventory, £242.18.11, made by John Stone and Josiah 
Shivers. Lib. 11, p. 515. 

1764, Sept. 27. Cooper, Caleb, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Ward. 
Son of John Cooper, of said place, deceased. He makes choice of 
William Cooper as his Guardian. 

1764, Sept. 27. Guardian — William Cooper. Fellowbondsman — Eli- 
hu Crane; both of said Co. Lib. 12, p. 21. 

1761, Jan. 14. Copper, Ebenezer, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
James Williams, brother-in-law of said Ebenezer Cooper. Fellow- 
bondsman — Robert Iseltine; both of Perth Amboy. Lib. G, p. 343. 

1766, Oct. 30. Cooper, Elizabeth, of Burlington Co., widow; will 
of. Sister, Ann Pancoast, clothing. Rest of my estate to my broth- 
er's, John Curtis's children, and my brother's, Joseph Curtis's chil- 
dren, and my sister's, Ann Pancoast's children. Executor — kinsman, 
Caleb Shreve. Witnesses — Moses Ivins, William Shreve, Thomasin 
Pancoast. Proved Nov. 21, 1766. Lib. 13, p. 50. 

1766, Nov. 22. Inventory, £214.9.4, made by Moses Ivins and Wil- 
liam Shreve. 

1764, March 16. Cooper, George, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Philip Cooper. Fellowbondsman — David Knott; both of 
said place. Witnesses — Anthony Dennis and Benjamin Dennis. 

1764, Feb. 10. Renunciation, by Barbery Cooper, widow of said 
George, in favor of Philip Cooper, son of said George. Witnesses — 
James Morris and James Rice. 

1764, March 12. Inventory, £58.5.6, made by James Rice and James 
Morris. 

1766, June 18. Account filed by Adm'r. Lib. H, p. 350. 

176S), Feb. 33. Cooper, Hester, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., widow. 
Int. Adm'r — Moses Long. Fellowbondsman — Andrew Lock; both of 
said place, yeomen. Witness — Benjamin Lodge. 

1769, Feb. 21. Inventory, made by Benjamin Lodge and William 
Long. Lib. 13, p. 531. 

1765, Feb. 36. Cooper, Isaac, of Newton, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, profits of all my lands in said Twsp., until 
my sons, Joseph and Marmaduke, are 21, and I give her £600. Daugh- 
ter, Lydia Noble, £5. Daughter, Hannah West, £5. Daughter, Mary 
West, £20, yearly. Daughter, Elizabeth Cooper, y 3 of my plantation 
in Whitemarsh, Penn'a., the other % being lately conveyed to my 
sons-in-law, Samuel Noble and Charles West; and I give her £500. 
Son, Joseph, the plantation where I dwell, of 430 acres, and the land 
I bought of Henry Thorn, and the swamp I bought of Richard Fry, 
and the meadow at Clomnel, except what I will devise to son, Mar- 
maduke. Son, Joseph, the plantation I bought of John Newby, when 



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he is 21. Son, Marmaduke, the plantation in Newton, fronting- on 
the Delaware River and the southwest side of Cooper's Creek, now 
in tenure of John Stone; also the plantation in tenure of Thomas 
Hepard, and a meadow at Clemnel Creek, of 154 acres; and a meadow, 
which I purchased of Garrat Vanneman, and % of remainder of Gar- 
rat Vanneman's plantation, which I lately bought of Thomas Clark 
and wife; also the land on north west of my plantation, where I live, 
bounded by my brother, Benjamin Cooper, and William Cooper; and 
the land I bought of Edward Williams; also £500, when he is 21. 
Son, Joseph, the rest of my estate. Trustees — son-in-law, Charles 
West, and my kinsman, Joseph Morgan and David Cooper. Execu- 
tors — son, Joseph, and my son-in-law, Samuel Noble. Witnesses — 
Darius Vanneman, James Gill, Jacob Spicer. Proved Dec. 23, 1767. 

1768, Jan. 1. Inventory, £6, 003.18.2^4, made by Henry Wood, David 
Branson and Richard Weekes. 

1770, March 20. Account by Charles West. Lib. 13, p. 281. 

1762, March 20. Cooper, John, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., farm- 
er; will of. To wife, £50. Oldest son, Ezekiel, my dwelling and land. 
Son, William, the house that formerly belonged to Ebenezer Wash- 
burn. Sons, Samuel and Benjamin, rest of lands and salt meadow. 
Daughters, Helen and Lydia, moveable estate. Executors — my friends, 
Richard, Francis and Eseck Hartshorn. Witnesses — Thomas Harts- 
horne, Safety Bowne, John Colhoun. Proved May 28, 1762. 

1762, May 28. Inventory, £301.5.11, made by Safety Bowne and Sam- 
uel Bowne. 

1765, April 24. Account filed by Eseck Hartshorne, one of the 
Executors. Lib. H, p. 159. 

1763, Jan. 28. Cooper, Marmaduke, of Newton, Gloucester Co. Ward, 
Petition of Marmaduke Cooper, son of Isaac Cooper, of said place, 
deceased, who makes choice of Joseph Morgan and Charles West as 
his Guardians till 21. 

1770, March 3. Account of Charles West, of Philadelphia, who was 
Guardian of Marmaduke Cooper, of Gloucester Co., was settled and 
approved. Lib. 15, p. 9; File 958 H. 

1760, April 21. Corlies, Jacob, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., car- 
penter; will of. Wife, Sarah, use of my plantation, and she to edu- 
cate and bring up my two youngest children, Jacob and Sarah. Sons, 
Britten and Benjamin, my tools and £20. Daughter, Elizabeth, bed, 
etc. Daughter, Abigal Corlies, bed, etc. Son, Peter, £10, when 21. 
Son, George, £10, when 21. Son, Jacob, dishes. Daughter, Sarah 
Corlies, bed, etc., when 18. Executors — brother, Joseph Corlies, and 
my son, Britten. Witnesses — Joseph Potter, William Cook, Thomas 
Borden, Jr. Proved Jan. 8, 1768. 

1768, March 10. Inventory, £764.0.2, made by Benjamin Wolcott 
and Joseph Potter. Lib. I, p. 210. 

1762, March 27. Cornell, Cornelius, of Middlesex Co., yeoman; will 
of. I order 100 acres of land to be sold, and the rest divided into 3 
parts when my youngest son Peter is 21, and I give % to son, Cor- 
nelius, and J / 3 to son, Roeleff, and % to son, Peter. Wife, Gerribragh, 
the goods I had from her at marriage. Daughters, Helena and Jo- 
hanna, each £35 at days of marriage. Executors — my sons, Cornelius 
and Roeleff, my brothers, Jacobus and Adrian Cornell, and my friend, 



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Leffert Waldron. Witnesses — Simon Van Dike. Lukes Voorhees, 
Barnard Lagrange. Proved May 25, 1762. 

1762, May 29. Inventory, made by David Devoe and Crikes Voor- 
hees. Lib. H, p. 298. 

1761, May 30. Cornell, William, of Millstone, Somerset Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Gretye, all real and personal while my widow. 
Names grandson, William Cornell, son of my son Cornelius, deceased, 
and daughters, Jannetye, Matye, Peternelletye, Marregaretta, Syteye, 
and Gertye. Executors — sons-in-law, Lucus Nevius, Jacobus Nevius, 
Stephen Terhune, and Peter Wyckoff. Witnesses — Peter Schenk, 
Peter Stryker, John Stryker. Proved May 19, 1762. 

1762, March 24. Inventory, made by Gerret Terhune and Rem Ger- 
ritsen. Lib. H, p. 124. 

1760, Dec. 12. Corson, Peter, of Upper Precinct, Cape May Co., 
gentleman; will of. Son, Levy, that land by Rem Corson's, and Ys 
of 47 acres at the head of said land, and Vs of 41 acres joining James 
Hathorn. Son, Jesse, rest of my home tract, and tract lying be- 
tween sons, Peter and Levi, and supposed to be 80 acres; also % of 
the land that lies back of James Godfrey, and Ys of the 41 acres, and 
% of that joining James Hathorn. Son, Darius, 8 shillings. Daugh- 
ter, Rachel Corson, £17. Daughter, Elizabeth Corson, £17. Wife, 
Rachel, personal estate. Executors — wife and son, Darious. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Corson, Jacob Corson, Peter Corson. Proved April 
4, 1764. 

1764, April 3. Inventory, £106.17.1, made by Joseph Corson and 
Daniel Townsend. Lib. 11, p. 505. 

1769, Jan. 7. Corssen, John, of Hardwick Twsp., Sussex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife to have use of real and personal, and, after 
her death, to be divided among my children, Peter, Abraham, Wil- 
liam, Vantuyle, and Richard, when they are 21. Son, Jacob, 40 acres, 
where his new house is. Son, Isaac, 5 shillings. Sons, Benjamin and 
John, rest of land. Executors — friends, Moses Ayres, Esq., and Sam- 
son Dildine. Witnesses — Ephraim Darby, Joseph Reeder, Rachel 
Reeder. Proved Feb. 27, 1770. 

1770, Feb. 24. Inventory, £52.19.6, made by Daniel Harker and 
Michael Ayers. 

1773, Sept. 17. Account, by Executors. Lib. 14, p. 540; Lib. 15, p. 36. 

1769. Feb. 25. Cory, David, Sr„ of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — David 
Cory, the eldest son. Fellowbondsman — John Campfield; both of 
Hanover Twsp., said Co. Witness — Abraham Cory. 

1769, March 20. Inventory, £69.3.1, made by Barnabas Carter and 
Thomas Genung. (The goods were in the hands of Mary Cory, his 
widow). Lib. K, p. 77. 

1762, July 6. Cory, Elna than, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, her dowry. Son, Ebenezer, 30 acres on south 
side of road, and my great Bible. Son, Daniel, my right to lands on 
west side of Pesaick River. Son, James, 40 acres that join Benjamin 
Pettit. Son, Joseph, 30 acres on line of John Crane. Son, Thomas, 
my house and orchard, and contains % of the land on north side 
of road, joining James Cory; and the other y 2 to son, Jeremiah. 
Daughter, Mary, £15, when 18. Grandaughter, Sarah Cory, £15, at 



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18. Son, Thomas, is to pay to my son, Job, £35, and son, James, is 
to pay Job, £35. The rest of my estate to my children, Ebenezer, 
Sarah Johnson, Daniel, James, Thomas, Job, Jeremiah, Joseph and 
Mary. Executors — sons, James and Thpmas. Witnesses — John Os- 
born, Jonathan Elmer, Peter Fleming. Proved Oct. 27, 1766. 

Lib. I, p. 142. 

1765, Oct. 29. Cory, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Eldest son, John, £5, and what I have given him. Son, 
Jacob, the land at Turkey, which was conveyed to me by my brother, 
Elnathan Cory; also % my salt meadow. Son, Abner, 62 acres in 
the Neck; also % my salt meadow. Son, David, my plantation 
where 1 live, which was left me by my father, John Cory, deceased; 
also V 3 my salt meadow. Daughter, Hannah, £20. Daughters, Phebe, 
Sarah and Rachel, £5 each. Wife, Martha, a bed. Sons, Jacob, Ab- 
ner and David, rest of moveable estate. Land in Westfield, which 1 
purchased qf my son John, whereon he lives, containing 30 acres, to 
be sold. Son, John, owes me £170, which is secured to me by mort- 
gage, and I wish my executors to recover. Executors — sons, Jacob 
and Abner. Witnesses — Joseph Tooker, Luteshe Clark, Abraham 
Clark. Proved Aug. 26, 1768. Lib. K, p. 38. 

17G5, Dec. 28. Cotheal, Henry, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, £40 and use of house and 22% acres where I live, 
and, after her death, to be sold. Daughters, Elizabeth and Char- 
lotte, £80, when 18. If my daughters die, then to my brother Wil- 
liam, one half; and the other half "to my brother, yoing Eddys, 
for oldest sons." Executors — my friends, John Dove and David Crow. 
Witnesses — Reuben Ayers, Selah Norton, Samual Goodin. Proved 
March 4, 1766. Lib. H, p. 5y3. 

1761, April 15. Cotheal, William, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Real and moveable estate to be sold. Son, William, £50. 
Son, Henry, £50. Daughter, Sarah Eddy, £30. Daughter, Rachel 
Cotheal, £50, Daughter, Margaret Freeman. £20. Sons, William, 
Henry, Alexander, and Isaac, the rest. (Isaac not yet 21.) Execu- 
tors — Gawin Eddy and Henry Cotheal, my sons. Witnesses — Reuben 
Ayers, Thomas Runyon, James Clarkson. Proved April 24, 1761. 

Lib. G, p. 427. 

1703, Oct. 10. Cotterling, Jaeoh, of Elizabeth Town. Int. Adm'r — 

Thomas Kenney, the principal creditor. Lib. H, p. 324. 

1762, Jan. 3. Cotton, Samuel, formerly of Philadelphia, gent. Int. 
Adm'r — James Childs, of Philadelphia merchant. Fellowbondsman — 
Darling Conarroe, of Chester, Burlington Co., farmer. Witness — 
Samuel Allinson. Lib. 11, p. 242. 

1760, Jan. 23. Couch, George, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ann, % my estate. Son, George Coke, 6 shillings. The rest 
of my estate to my son and daughters, when they are 21. If my 
wife can not bring them up, my Executors are to do so. Executors 
— John Waldorf and Martin Waldorf. Witnesses — Anthony Waldorf, 
Bernard Mowry, Margaret Waldorf. Proved April 9, 1761. 

1761, March 12. Inventory, £176.8.1, made by Christopher Carne 
and Roluff Roluffson. 

1763, Jan. 22. Account, by Executors. Lib. 10, p. 468. 



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1770, Sept. 14. Coarsen, Jacob, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Jabez Hayton. Fellowbondsman — Jabesh Bell; both of said 
Co. 

1770, Sept. 13. Renunciation by Hester Corsen in favor of her 
father, Jabez Heaton. Witness — Joseph Caldwell. Lib. K, p. 256. 

1763, Nov. 23. Covenhoven, Albert, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— William Covenhoven and Mary Covenhoven, the father and widow 
of said Albert. Fellowbondsman — David Covenhoven; all of said Co. 
Witnesses — John Heire, Jr., and William Lippincott, Jr. 

1763, Oct. 26. Inventory, £234.11.6, made by William Wikoff and 
John Campbell. Lib. H, p. 369. 

1766, Aug. 11. Covenhoven, John, of Western Precinct, Somerset 
Co.; will of. Wife to have use of all real and personal till eldest 
son, David, is 21, and then a division is to be made between my two 
sons, David and John. Executors — Peter Vorhease, James Nephew 
and Peter Vorheas, son of Hendrick. Witnesses — Pieter Nevius, 
Gizebert Lane, Aaron Sutphen. Proved May 14, 1767. 

1767, May 15. Inventory, £1,129.1.4, made by Gizebert Lane, Aurt 
Sutphen and Pieter Nevius. Lib. I, p. 110. 

1765, Oct. 8. Covenhoven, Mathias, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Williampe, the bed which she brought when I mar- 
ried her, and £21 per annum. Son, William, and my youngest son, 
Matthias, all my lands (Matthias not of age). Rest of personal es- 
tate to my sons, Jacob and Peter, and my daughters, Sarah, Jannetie, 
Williampe and Anna, when they are of age. Executors — Daniel, son 
of John Hendrickson, dec'd (my sister's son), and Cornelius Coven- 
hoven, son of William Covenhoven, dec'd. Witnesses — Cornelius 
Luyster, Joseph Golden and Richard Stillwell. Proved April 23, 1766. 

1765, Oct. 25. Inventory, £1,254.5.0, made by Joseph Golden and 
Richard Crawford. Lib. I, p. 324. 

1764, Nov. 16. Covenhoven, William, of Penns Neck, Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Eldest son, John Covenhoven, £5. Wife, Cris- 
tion, the legacy that is due to her from her father, Cornelius Lane, 
deceased, and also £100. Lands to be sold. Son, John, £40. Money 
from sale of land to my children, John, Cornelius, William, Peter, 
Hermanus, Gilbert, Jacob, Dominicus, Mary (wife of Jacob Schenck) 
and Jacoba Covenhoven. Executors — son, John Covenhoven, and 
son-in-law, Jacob Schenck. Witnesses — John Covenhoven, John Cox, 
Tho. Atkin, Joseph Skelton. Proved April 10, 1765. 

1765, March 19. Inventory, £288.5.3, made by Joseph Skelton and 
Joseph Olden. Lib. H, p. 506. 

1761, June 15. Covert, Francis, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Covert, widow of said Francis. Fellowbondsman — 
George Reed; both of said Co. 

1761, June 25. Inventory, £80.13.7, made by Richard Crawford and 
Aaron Brewer. Lib. G, p. 442. 

1767, May 9. Cowell, Christian, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. To wife, % part of moveable estate, and interest 
of £100. Son, Chris, £5. Grandchild, John Yeoger, £25. Children, 
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Surviah Cowl, and the issue of my daughter, Ann Sarah Counting, 
one part of the remainder. The interest of the share of my daugh- 
ter, Ann Sarah, to be paid to her during her life. Lands to be sold. 
Executors — son, Mortice, and Richard Rounsevell, Jr. Witnesses — 
Samuel Kitchen, Thomas Lake, William Rockfallar. Proved May 
23, 1767. 

1767, May 16. Inventory, £384.10.9, made by Samuel Kitchen and 
Philip Petters. Lib. 13, p. 202. 

1700, Nov. 39. Cowell, David, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
To the Presbyterian Congregation of Trenton, £50. To the College 
of New Jersey, £50. To my aged father, 20 dollars, yearly. Nephew, 
David Cowell, student at Nassau Hall, 20 dollars yearly for 3 years. 
Sister, Anna Fisher, £50. Sister, Martha Blake, £50. Margaret, wife 
of Richard Fisher (late the widow of my brother, Joseph), £10; and 
a like amount to each of the children which she had by my brother, 
viz., Samuel Cowell and Olive Haws. Brother, Bbenezer Cowell, of 
New England, the rest. Executor — said Ebenezer Cowell, Witnesses 
— Samuel Tucker, Jr., Arthur Howell, Benjamin Yard, George Davis. 
Proved Jan. 24, 1761. 

1761, Feb. 10. Inventory, £965.4.11, made by Joseph Yard and 
Moore Furman. Lib. 10, p. 589. 

1763, April 27. Cowens, George. Int. Adm'r — John Souter, of New 
Castle Co., Penna. Fellowbondsman — Michael Cowens, of same place. 
Witness — Jasper Smith. Amount of estate, £91.6.6%. Lib. 11, p. 302. 

1765, Jan. 9, Cowgill, Isaac, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rachel, profits of several tracts of land, and, after 
her death, said lands to go to my sons, George and Isaac. Son, John, 
£50. Daughter, Rachel Hall, £50. Granddaughter, Lydia Cowgill 
(daughter of John and Jemime Cowgill), £20 when 18; and to grand- 
daughter, Rachel Cowgill (her sister), £15 when 18. Executors — 
my wife, Joseph Curtis and Aaron Watson. Witnesses — George 
Playton, John Taylor, Samuel Shourds, medius. Proved Dec. 31, 
1766. 

1766, Dec. 30. Renunciation of Aaron Watson. 

1766, Dec. 23. Inventory, £563.9.4, made by Joseph Richards and 
Joshua Foster. Lib. 13, p. 41. 

1770, March 29. Cowperthwaite, Thomas, of Manington, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Lands to be sold. To my wife all she brought 
with her. Children, Thomas, Samuel and Mark, remainder of my 
estate. Executors — my brothers, John, William and Hugh. Wit- 
nesses — Isack Butterworth, Elizabeth Darling. William Cowper- 
thwaite. Proved May 8, 1770. 

1771, April 5. Renunciation by John Cowperthwaite. Witnesses — 
Catharine Smith and Sarah Smith. 

1771, March 30. Renunciation by William Cowperthwaite. Wit- 
nesses — Gabriel Allen and John Loveless. 

1770, April 10. Inventory, £706.5.7, made by Mounce Keen and 
Elisha Bassett, Jr. 

1775, Feb. 4. Account by Hugh Cowperthwaite. Names father of 
deceased as Thomas Cowperthwaite. Lib. 15, p. 246; Lib. 15, p. 538. 



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1767, June 24. Cox, John, of Sussex Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, % 
of my estate. Children, Jacob Cox, Samuel Cox, Mary Cox, Dorcas 
Cox, Phinis Cox, Elizabeth Cox, John Cox, Marcey Cox, Benjamin 
Cox and William Cox, the other two-thirds. Executors — my wife 
and Moses Ayers. Witnesses — Ephraim Drake, Benonia Ayston, 
Philip Hoffman. Proved Feb. 13, 1768. 

1768, Feb. 1. Inventory, £21.15.4, made by Nathaniel Ayers and 
Thomas Terrill. 

1769, Feb. 16. Account by Moses Ayers, acting Executor. 

Lib. 12, p. 533; Lib. 13, p. 533. 

1767, Dec. 17. Cox, Joseph, of Readington, Hunterdon Co., mill- 
wright; will of. Wife, Sarah, all that she has had from her parents 
since she was my wife. Place where I live and moveables to be 
sold, and the money I give to my son, Thomas. The land in Upper 
Freehold, in Monmouth Co., where my father lives, to remain in 
his possession during his, Thomas Cox's, and my mother's, Rebecca 
Cox's, lives, and then to be sold and the money given to my son, 
Thomas, when 21. If my son die, then all to be divided between my 
wife, Sarah, my mother Rebacah Cox, and my 2 sisters, Deborah and 
Catrine Cox. Executors — my friends, John Tenbrook and John 
Bray, Jr. Witnesses — Samuel Williams, Peter Sutfin, Samuel Bar- 
clay. Proved March 16, 1768. Lib. 12, p. 513. 

1763, Dee. 23. Cox, Newbury, of Chester Township, Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Richard Cox, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — Sam- 
uel Gaskill, of said place. 

1763, Dec. 23. Inventory, £57.19.11, made by John Cox and Samuel 
Gaskill. Lib. 11, p. 447. 

1761, Jan. 17. Cox, Peter, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Phebe Cox, widow of said Peter. Fellowbondsman — Wil- 
liam Winans; both of said Co. 

1761, June 16. Inventory, made by Josiaph Colter and Peter Wil- 
liamson. Lib. G, p. 344. 

1768, Dee. 9. Cox, William, of Chester Twsp. in Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Plantation to be sold. After debts are paid, % 
to my two children when of age, and V2 to wife, Sarah. Executrix 
— wife, Sarah. Witnesses — Andrew Anderson, Henry Jones, John 
Cox. Proved June 14, 1769. Lib. 14, p. 55. 

1769, Feb. 9. Inventory, £397.17.7, made by Joshua Wright and 
Isaac Rogers. 

1770, July 14. Account of Sarah Cox, Adm'x. Lib. 15, p. 9. 

1760, March 21. Cozens, Elizabeth, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Jacob Cozens, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Coz- 
ens; both of said place. Witness — Restore Lippincott. 

1769, March 11. Inventory, £144.7.11, made by Restore Lippincott 
and Benjamin Lodge. Lib. 13, p. 532. 

1762, Oct. 9. Cozens, Samuel, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Hannah, personal estate. Sons, Elijah, Jacob, 
Benjamin and Samuel, all my lands. Son, Elijah, my homestead 
where I live. Son, Jacob, a 5-acre lot on Mantees Creek. Sons, Ben- 
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the rents from lands, till sons are of age. Executors — my wife and 
friend, Solomon Lippincott. Witnesses — Samuel Parker, Daniel 
Cozens. Proved Dec. 31, 1762. 

1762, Nov. 11. Inventory, £347.17.2 Ms, made by Joshua Lord and 
William Wilkins. Lib. 11, p. 284. 

1767, May 30. Cozier, John, of Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co., hus- 
bandman. Int. Adm'x — Sarah Cozier, widow. Fellowbondsman — 
Benjamin Ingersull, yeoman; both of said place. 

1767, April 20. Inventory, £48.4.0, made by John Hickman and 
Benjamin Ingersoll. File 933 H. 

1765, June 24. Craig, Andrew, Jr., of Essex Co. Ward. Son of 
James Craig. Guardian — James Clark. Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Pierson; both of said Co. Lib. H, p. 480. 

1763, March 5. Craig, James, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co, 
yeoman; will of. Daughters, Lydia, Hannah, Sarah and Susanna, 
20 acres, to be taken in a square off of that part of my land joining 
Jonathan Hampton and Samuel Meeker. Sons, James, Andrew and 
Daniel, rest of my real estate. Wife, Phebe, Ys my moveable estate 
and the profits of % my real. Children are all young. Executors — 
friends, Daniel Pierson and Isaac Hendricks. Witnesses — John 
Doobs, Jacob Hendricks, Josiah Walcott. Proved April 27, 1763. 

Lib. H, p. 233. 

1766, Sept. 2. Craig, William, of Alexandria, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Names sons, James and William. Wife, Mary, to have all that 
money due to me in Joseph Bever's hands. Sons, Joseph, as much seed 
rye as he wants. Rest of my estate to son, William, and my daugh- 
ter, Nancy. Executor — Andrew Puckins. Witnesses — Thomas Craig, 
Samuel Everitt. Proved Oct. 10, 1766. 

1766, Sept. 5. Inventory, £174.12.4, made by Samuel Everitt and 
James McQuarlin. Lib. 12, p. 406. 

1763, May 25. Craige, Andrew, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah, use of my farm for one year, 
except a lot hereafter left to my daughter, Lidiah Hendrix. When 
my grandson, Jeams Craige, is 21, then she is to have % the farm. 
My daughter, Lediah Hendrix, the above excepted land, which is 
bounded by John Crane, Jr., and Isaac Hendrix, and by land that did 
belong to Christopher Crane, deceased, and Jeams Crage, deceased. 
Grandson, Isaac Hendrix, the said land after Lidia's death. Grand- 
son, David Littell, 12 acres of my farm. Grandson, Jeamse Crag, my 
dwelling house .and one acre. Grandson, Andrew Crage, my salt 
marsh in the Raway meadows, and in partnership with John Crage, 
deceased. My grandson, David Littell, to be educated. Grandchil- 
dren, Lidiah, Catron, Elizabeth, Androw and Nathaniel Little, £3 
each. Granddaughters, Abegal Hendrix and Ester Beedel, rest of 
personal. Executors — Jeams Clark and Daniel Pierson, who are to 
be guardians of the legatees, who are under age. Witnesses — John 
Crane, Jr., Thomas Coddington, John Stites. Proved Aug. 22, 1763. 

1763, Aug. 3. Inventory, £270.8.11, made by the Executors. In- 
cludes, "Due from the Exr's of James Craige, dec'd, £27.6.1." 

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1763, Oct. 28. Crnige, Phebe, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co.; will 
of. "Widow of James Craig. Sister, Keziah Terrill, clothing, etc. 
Son, Daniel, and daughter, Susannah, rest of estate; but if both 
children die under age, then I give the same to my brother, Josiah 
Terrill, and sister, Keziah Terrill. Executor — friend, John Doobs. 
Witnesses — Amos Terrill, Abraham Terrill. Proved Jan. 28, 1764. 

Lib. H, p. 329. 

1766, June 7. Cramer, Jacob, of Little Egg Harbor Twsp., Bur- 
lington Co., yeoman; will of. WifeT Phebe, % of moveables and 
profits of lands, and to bring up my children, Ann, Phoebe and 
Sarah Cramer, and the one yet to be born. Executors — John Gaunt 
and Seymour Cramer. Witnesses — Lewis Darnel, Andrew Boazorth, 
John Leek. Proved July 28, 1766. Lib. 13, p. 12. 

1766, July 21. Inventory, £103.2.10, made by Jonathan Pettit and 
Lewis Darnel. 

1770, Sept. 25. — Crandel, Reuben, of Morris River, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Rebecca Crandel, widow. Fellowbondsman — Nebu- 
chadnezzar Riggin, yeoman; both of said place. 

1770, Sept. 8. Inventory, £32.13.0, made by Robert Peters and 
Nebuchadnezzer Riggin. Lib. 15, p. 73. 

1761, April 8. Crane, Edmund, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Abigail, her Y 3 and £150. Son, Stephen, £10. Daugh- 
ter, Affia Persons, £10. Daughter, Rhoda Person, £10. Grand- 
daughter, Abigail Squire, £50, when she is 18, but the bond that I 
gave to her father, Jonathan Squire, for £42, is to be reduced out of it. 
Son, Josiah, £60, when of age. Sons, Ezekiel and John, house and 
home lot. Sons, James and David, the upper lot, near Horse Hill. 
Executors — my wife, Abigail, and my brother-in-law, Joseph Kitchel. 
Witnesses — Samuel Ford, Eleazar Hatheway, William Dixon. Proved 
March 9, 1762. Lib. H, p. 148. 

1764, Dec. 22. Crane, Isaac, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — David Crane, of Connecticut Farms, the eldest son and heir, 
at the desire of the widow, Martha Crane. Fellowbondsman — John 
Potter, of Elizabeth Town. Witness — Martha Crane. Lib. H, p. 411. 

1763, Feb. 25. Crane, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, my white horse. Son John, land where he lives, lying 
on Raway river; also land joining the above, which I bought of 
Andrew Craige last Spring, of 22 acres; also a piece of salt meadow 
in Raway meadows, near Transbee's Point, of 4 acres, and V2 which 
was devised to me by father, John Crane, and the % of the grist 
mill and sawmill to the same; and John is to pay to my son, Isaac, 
£62. Son, Isaac, to have land at Turkey, in Borough of Elizabeth, 
which I purchased of Elijah Davis, of 170 acres; and 17 acres 
joining the same, which I bought of Isaac Jones, and a meadow in 
Raway meadows, near Thompson Creek, of 3 acres. Son, Joseph, 
land at Turkey that I purchased of Zebulon Smith, of about 60 acres; 
also V2 of land on northwest side of Isaac Hendricks, which I bought 
of Ephraim Terrill and Jonathan Allen, of 82% acres. Son, Jacob, 
my homestead where I live, excepting % of my mills; also 50 acres 
near Daniel Ross, Jr., which was devised to me by my father, John 
Crane; and the other Y2 that I bought of Ephraim Terrill and Jona- 
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than Allan. Daughter, Esther, a bed. Personal goods to be sold 
and money invested, and interest to be paid to daughter, Hannah 
Robinson, and also to daughter, Sarah, and also to daughter, Esther. 
Executors — brothers, Jacob Dehart and Benjamin Crane, and my 
nephew, John Dehart. Witnesses — Timothy Whitehead, Jr., Isaac 
Hendricks, Jr., John Blanchard. Proved Sept. 19, 1763. 

1763, Sept. 20. Inventory, £3,997.4.11%, made by Stephen Crane 
and John Denman. (John Crane died Sept. 12, 1763). 

Lib. H, p. 341. 

1764, Sept. 15. — Crane, Jonathan, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co.; 
will of. One-third of my personal estate, in trust, for my daughter, 
Hannah, wife of William Terry. The real estate, which I hereafter 
give to my grandson, William Marsh, I give to my daughter Mary, 
wife of Jonathan Marsh, Jr., till my said grandson is 21; and my 
daughter Mary is to maintain her mother. The other % I give to 
my daughter, Rebeckah, wife of Joseph Aeon. Grandson, William 
Marsh, 85 acres at the southwest end of my farm, where I live, and 
a small tract, on the south side of the first mountain, joining land 
of Andrew Hetfield, and he is to keep his grandmother, my wife. 
My grandson, Stephen Woodruff, the rest of the farm where I live, 
and he is to pay to his sister, Sarah W T oodruff, £10, when 18. Execu- 
tors — my brother, Stephen Crane, and John Stites. Witnesses — 
James Badgley, Mary Hetfield, Andrew Hetfield. Proved Nov. 15, 
1766. Lib. I, p. 137. 

1769, Dee. 22. Crane, Joseph, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. "Wife, 
Elizabeth, all real and personal, to enable her to bring up my chil- 
dren, except what I give to my son, John Crane. To my son John, 
20 shillings. Executors — my wife, my brother, Israel Crane, and 
my brother-in-law, Eliphelet Johnson. "Witnesses — Josiah Crane, 
Asher Brown, Elias Bedford. Proved March 29, 1770. Lib. K, p. 192. 

1763, June IS. Crane, Nathaniel, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co. Ward. Son of Samuel Crane, of said place, dee'd. Guardian — 
Nathaniel Bonnel. Fellowbondsman — Elijah Woodruff; both of 
Elizabeth Town. Witness — John Mackay. Lib. H, p. 247. 

1770, May 4. Crawfo,rd, Job, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Sons, Joshua and George, my lands, when 21. Wife, Anne, use of 
the land, and money from sale of goods. Executors — brothers, Wil- 
liam Crawford and Benjamin Morris. Witnesses — Thomas Loyd, Jr., 
Jacob Burnet and Richard Crawford. Proved Aug. 11, 1770. 

Lib. K, p. 234. 

1761, July 27. Crawford, Jonathan, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Phebe Crawford, the widow, of said place. Fellowbondsman 
— Samuel Douglass, of Bernard Twsp., Somerset Co. 

1761, July 29. Inventory, made by Isaac Lyon and Thomas Long- 
worth. Lib. H, p. 14. 

1761, Nov. 11. Crawford, Phebe, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Nathaniel Dalglish, of Morris Co. Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah 
Baldwin, of Newark, Essex Co. Lib. H, p. 73. 



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1763, March 16. Crawford, William, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Redford Crawford (sometimes called William Redford Crawford). 
Pellowbondsman — Thomas Berry; both of Somerset Co. The above 
Redford Crawford, who is the eldest son, to administer the goods 
which remain left by Andrew Smyth, the late Executor of said Wil- 
liam Crawford. (See "N. J. Archives," Vol. 32, p. 80, for will). 

Lib. H, p. 320. 

1770, Feb. 8. Creeger, Amine*, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann, % my personal estate. Son, William, 
£5. Son, John, weaving loom. Son, Peter, has had a horse, and my 
son, Jacob, is to have one. Daughters — Ann, Christeen and Eliza- 
beth. Executors — sons, William and John, and my wife, Ann. Wit- 
nesses — Peter Wyckof, Abraham Couwenhoven, Johannes Roenbaug. 
Proved April 7, 1770. 

1770, March 22. Inventory, £371.6.6, made by Peter Wyckof and 
Harman Cline. Lib. 15, p. 28. 

1766, April 19. Cresse, Israel, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — Han- 
nah Cresse, widow. Fellowbondsman — William Goff; both of said 
Co. Witness — Margaret Goff. 

1766, April 18. Inventory, £73.0.1, made by John Shaw and Lewis 
Cresse. Lib. 12, p. 357. 

1764, July 17. Cresse, James, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Cresse. Fellowbondsmen — Joseph Hildreth and Joshua 
Hildreth; all of said Co. Witnesses — William Billings, Jr., and John 
Cresse. Lib. 12, p. 333. 

1766, Dec. 22. Cresse, Lewis, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Son, Philip, part of lands. Son, David, part of lands. My right in 
the islands and marshes, lying near Five Mile Beach, I give to my 
5 sons, Philip, David, Anthony, Amos and Nathan. To wife, Eliza- 
beth, £10 over her rights. My daughter, Hannah, moveables. Son, 
Philip, to be Guardian of Nathan. Executors — my wife and my son, 
Philip. Witnesses — Abner Corson, Shamgar Hand, Jemima Hand, 
Martha Smith. Proved July 29, 1769. 

1769, Aug. 11. Inventory, £495.14.0%, made by Thomas Smith and 
John Smith. Lib. 14, p. 184. 

1765, April 27. Cresse, Robert, of Cape May Co., gentleman; will 
of. Wife, Mary, one-half of my lands, and one-half of moveable 
estate while my widow. Son, Robert, a piece of land on Wills 
Creek, and is along land that was my brother's, John Cresse's. 
Daughter, Hannah Cresse, a piece of land on Wills Creek, and is 
along Jesse Hand's line. Daughter, Esther Cresse, also land. Son, 
Jonathan, the rest of lands adjoining where I live. Executors — my 
wife and my son, Jonathan. Witnesses — Samson Hawks, Zeruiah 
Hedges, Thomas Smith. Proved June 20, 1768. 

1768, June 16. Inventory, £96.0.3, made by John Leonard and 
Thomas Smith. Lib. 15, p. 243. 

1761, Nov. 27. Cripps, Hannah, of Mount Holly, Northampton 
Twsp., Burlington Co. Ward. Eldest daughter of Samuel Cripps of 
said place. Bond of Henry Paxson as Guardian. Fellowbondsman 
— Joseph Imlay; both of Burlington Co., yeomen. Witness — Caleb 
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17C1, Oct. 10. Cripps, Samuel, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Daughter, Grace Cripps, that part of my planta- 
tion lying next to Bridgetown, bounded by my brother, Benjamin 
Cripps. Daughter, Martha Cripps, also part of my plantation. 
Daughter, Mary Cripps, also part of my plantation. My eldest 
daughter, Hannah Cripps, the rest of the plantation, including the 
dwelling. My younger daughter, Grace Cripps, £100. Executors — 
friends, Henry Paxson, Esq., and John Woolman. Witnesses — Revell 
Elton, John Burr, Jr., Dorcas Davis. Proved Nov. 3, 1761. 

1762, March 1. Renunciation of John Woolman. Lib. 11, p. 201. 
1761, Nov. 2. Inventory, £1228.7.2, made by Thomas Moore and 

Joseph Mullen. 

1766, Oct. 22. Cromey, James, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Nephew, James Grasbury, my plantation at Stow Creek, when he 
Comes of age; except that my wife shall live on it during her life. 
The plantation where I live to be sold. My relations, Margaret 
Deboys, Mary Abbet, Elizabeth Grasbury, and Nancy Grasbury, 5 
shillings each. Wife, Elizabeth Crummey, my personal estate. 
Executors — my wife, "and my little Jacob Deboys." Witnesses — Ed- 
ward Wood, Thomas Wolfenden, John Vail. Proved July 5, 1768. 

1768, June 28. Inventory, £227.7.0, made by William McMonigill 
and Samuel Sherry. Lib. 13, p. 478. 

1761, Jan. 8. Crosby, John, of Willingborough, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — John Crosby and Patrick Kelly. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Newton; all of said Co. 

1760, Dec. 26. Inventory, £67.14.11, made by William Heulings. 

Lib. 10, p. 170. 

1763, Oct. 29. Cross, Benjamin, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., 
blacksmith. Int. Adm'r — John Beesly. Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
Sayre, merchant; both of said place. 

1763, June 18. Inventory, £17.1.11, made by Philip Tyler and 
Thomas Sayre. Lib. 11, p. 488. 

1761, Feb. 27. Crow, Samuel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., car- 
penter; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £50, and use of house where I did 
formerly live near Amboy, with 30 acres. Son, David Crow, 50 acres 
that I bought of Levi Ayers. Sons, John and Samuel, rest of lot I 
bought of Levi Ayers, and the one I bought of John Cambel. Daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Crow, 10 shillings, and the same amount to daughter, 
Sarah Crow, and to son, James, and to son, Thomas, and to daugh- 
ter, Martha Crow, and to son, Abraham. To son, David, £100. Son, 
James, is under 16, and Elizabeth and Sarah under 18. Executors — 
friend, Reziah Runyon, and my son, David. Witnesses — Stephen 
Chandler, James Clarkson, William Cotheal. Proved March 13, 1761. 

1761, March 7. Inventory, £1,255.16.1, made by Jonathan Frazee 
and James Clarkson. 
Account (no date), made by both Ex'rs. Lib. G, p. 397. 

1764, May 31. Crovrell, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Joseph Crowell. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Riggs, Jr.; both of said 
place. 

1764, June 6. Inventory, made by Ebenezar Hedden and Joseph 
Riggs, Jr. Lib. H, p. 377. 



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1765, June 3. Crowell, Samuel, of Cape May Co.; will of. Advanced 
in years. Son, Josiah, lands where I live. Son, Thomas, land that I 
bought of Elisha Eldredge and Silas Hand. Son, Mathew, land I 
bought of Eleazer Crawford, at Fishing Creek, near Nathaniel Fos- 
ter. Son, David, land I bought of James Hedges and Ellis Hughes. 
Sons to have the lands when they are 21. Wife, Phebe, what the law 
directs. Rest of moveable estate to my son, Seale Crowell, and 4 
daughters, Mary Eldredge, Elizabeth Bancraft, Ruth Crowell and 
Lowes Crowell. Executors — son, Josiah Crowell, and Thomas Crow- 
ell. Witnesses — John Eldredge, John Eldredge, Jr., Elizabeth Jenk- 
ins. Proved March 14, 1768. 

1768, March 19. Inventory, £184.7.6, made by John Eldredge and 
Ezekiel Eldredge. Lib. 13, p. 378. 

1767, May 30. Crozier, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Crozier. Inventory, £48.4.0. Lib. 13, p. 133. 

1761, Oct. 31. Cubberly, Anne, of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Widow of Thomas Cubberly. To be buried by her husband. 
Son, William Cubberly, silver watch, made by Charles Clay, Lon- 
don, No. 1040. Daughter, Mary Cubberly, rest of personal and real. 
Executrix — said Mary Cubberly. Witnesses — Jonathan Hutchinson, 
Jonathan Pullen, Thomas Thomas. Proved Dec. 21, 1769. 

1769, Dec. 19. Inventory, £283.6.5, made by William Cubberley and 
John Cubberley. Lib. 14, p. 237. 

1761, Feb. 10. Culley, John, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Daniel Marsh, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Jaques, 
of Middlesex Co. 

1761, Feb. 10. Renunciation of Hannah Culley, widow of said 
John, in favor of her brother, Daniel Marsh. Witness — John Marsh. 

Lib. G, p. 359; File No. 3005-'8 G. 

1769, Feb. 37. Cumine, James, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Jane, all real and personal estate during her life, and, after her 
death, my real to go to James Cumine, William Cumine, Samuel Cu- 
mine, and Joseph Cumine, sons of William Cumine, of Nottingham, in 
Chester Co., Penna. To David McCullough, and his son, James, both 
of Philadelphia, £10 each. To the Presbyterian Church of Trenton, 
£10. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Neill McGill, John Wright, 
John Wigton. Proved July 17, 1770. Lib. 14, p. 277. 

1764, Jan. 36. ('iimmiiis:. Robert, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. ; will 
of. Son, Lawrence, £100. Daughter, Mary McWhorter, £100. Of the 
rest of my personal and real, I give % to my wife, Mary, and the 
other y 2 to my children by her, viz., Catheren, Ann, Margaret and 
John. Executors — Rev. William Tennant, Doctor Nathaniel Scudder 
and my wife. Witnesses — Samuel Finley, Samuel Blair, Richard Stock- 
ton. Proved May 23, 1769. Lib. K, p. 131. 

1769, Dec. 16. Cundiet, Peter, of Newark, Essex Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Eunie, a tract of land that was her father's, Joseph 
Smith, lying on east side of road that leads to John Smith's; also the 
rents of my lands, except what I hereafter mention. To my mother, 
two cows. Sisters — Mary Parsonate, Sarah Harrison and Susanna 
Ward, £15 each. Cousin, Elizabeth Williams, £10. If my children die, 



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then I give % to my brother, Timothy Cundict, and the other y 2 to 
my three sisters. Executors — my wife, Eunie, my uncle, Isaac 
Cundict, and my brother-in-the-law, John Dod. Witnesses — Jared 
Harrison, Joseph Harrison, Lydia Harrison. Proved March 7, 1770. 
Letters were granted to Eunice Cundict, Isaac Cundict and John 
Dod, same date. Lib. K, p. 191. 

1760, Dec. 18. Curtis, John, of Manasquan, Shrewsbury Twsp., 
Monmouth Co., farmer; will of. Eldest son, David, % of my rights 
on Manasquan Beach. Daughter, Sarah, 5 shillings. Son, John, 5 
shillings. Daughter, Rebeckah, 5 shillings. Son, Peter, a gun. 
Daughter, Rachel, a bed. Rest of personal and real to be sold, and 
y 3 part I give to my wife, Mary, and the rest to my 4 children, Jon- 
athan, Meribah, Thomas, and Anne. Executors — my wife and my 
brother, David Curtis. 

Witnesses — Thomas Rouze, Moses Havens, James Lawrence. Proved 
May 1, 1761. 

1761, Oct. 30. Inventory, made by James Lawrence and Daniel 
Butter. 

1761, May 11. Renunciation by David Curtis. Witness — Anne 
White. Lib. H, p. 8. 

1766, May 7. Curtis, John, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Marsey, my personal estate, and % of rents 
•of plantation. Sons, Thomas and Jonathan, said plantation, they 
paying £200 to my son, John. To sons, Robert and Clem, £150 each. 
Daughters, Grace Shreeve and Elizabeth Curtis, £15 each. Execu- 
tors — wife, Marsey, and my son, Jonathan, and friend, Caleb Shreeve. 
Witnesses — Joseph Rockhill, Grace Hancock, Thomas Polkes. Proved 
Aug. 4, 1766. Lib. 13, p. 9. 

1765, Jan. 26. Curtis, Joseph, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., 
miller; will of. All real and personal to be sold, and proceeds di- 
vided among my widow and children. Executors — my wife, Ann, 
and her brother, Marmaduke Watson. Witnesses — Isaac Cowgill, 
Jr., Samuel Harris, Adin Pancoast. Proved March 4, 1765. 

Lib. 12, p. 62. 

1765, Feb. 18. Inventory, £744.11.11, made by Joseph English and 
Samuel Farnsworth. 

1766, Dec. 9. Cutler, James, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., 
blacksmith; will of. My goods to be sold. Brother, Thomas Cutler, 
5 shillings. Remainder to my brother, Thomas, and my sister, Ele- 
nor. Executor — Daniel Smith. Witnesses — Thomas Gethings, Thom- 
as Redman. Proved Dec. 18, 1766. 

1766, Dec. 10. Renunciation by Daniel Smith. Witness — Jacob 
Seares. 

1766, Dec. 17. Renunciation, by Thomas Cutler, elder brother, and 
residuary legatee, in favor of Robert Friend Price. Witness — Sam- 
uel Blackwood. 

1766, Dec. 18. Adm'r — Robert Friend Price, with will annexed. 
Fellowbondsmen — Samuel Blackwood, of Gloucester Co., and Samuel 
Allinson, of City of Burlington. Witness — Benjamin Thackray. 

1766, Dec. 22. Inventory, £226.12.9, made by Edward Gibbs and 
John Gill. Lib. 12, p. 360. 



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1769, Nov. 18. Cutter, Ephraim, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Real and personal to be sold. Wife, Susannah, and my children, 
John, Samuel, Mercy Cutter, Agness Cutter, and Mary Cutter, the 
rest after debts are paid; that is, when children are of age. Execu- 
tor — George Brown. Witnesses — Andrew Bloomfield, Thomas Bloom- 
field, Thomas Bloomfield, Jr. (Will signed by both Ephraim Cutter 
and wife Susannah Cutter). Proved Jan. 24, 1770. Lib. K, p. 143. 

1767, April 24. Cutter, Joseph, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann, £120. Eldest son, Campyon Cutter, that part of 
my plantation that my father gave me, and % of the salt meadow, 
he paying to his brother, Joseph, £100. Son, Joseph, rest of my land 
which my father gave me, and what I bought, and the other half 
of the meadow. Daughter, Joanna, £100, when she is 18. Also £100 
to the child my wife is big with, if it be a daughter. My wife to 
live on the farm. Executors — wife, Ann, and my brother-in-law, 
Francis Campyon. Witnesses — David Evens, Isaac Tappen, Nathan- 
iel Fitz Randolph. Proved June 17, 1767. Lib. I, p. 126. 

1763, May 25. Cutter, Richard, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Ward. Petition of Abraham Clark, Jr., of Borough of Elizabeth, 
and others, of Woodbridge, stating that Samuel Cutter, of Wood- 
bridge, and his wife, are both dead, and left one son, named Richard 
Cutter, under 10 years of age, who is possessed of real and personal 
estate, and part of personal is in the possession of said Abraham 
Clark, Adm'r of estate of Eliphalet Frazee, dec'd, grandfather of said 
child, and Executor to Thomas Scudder, dec'd, who was Executor of 
the mother of said child, and the said child has resided with and 
been under the care of its uncle, Ephraim Cutter, of Woodbridge; 
therefore they pray that the said Ephraim Cutter may be appointed 
Guardian. Signed by, Abraham Clark, Jr., Richard Cutter, and Wil- 
liam Cutter. 

1763, May 30. Guardian — Ephraim Cutter. Fellowbondsman — Rob- 
ert Leef both of said Co. Lib. H, p. 245. 

176S, June 1. Cutter, Richard, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Cutter, brother of Richard, of said place. 

1768, June 1. Renunciation by Charity Cutter, the widow, in favor 
of William Cutter. Witness — Moses Bloodgood. Lib. I, p. 302. 

1770, Aug. 24. Cuyler, Henry, of New York, merchant; will of. 
I give my sugar house and the land belonging to the same, with 
my dwelling house, to my sons, Henry Cuyler and Barend R. Cuyler; 
but they are to pay to my wife £360 yearly. Wife to have use of 
goods during life, and then to be divided among my six children. 
Propriety rights in East Jersey, to my sons, Henry and Barend R., 
and John Smyth of Perth Amboy, and to sell my shares for the 
benefit of my 6 children. Executors — sons, Henry and Barend R. 
Cuyler, and said John Smyth. Witnesses — George Ludlow, William 
W. Ludlow, William Ludlow. Proved Oct. 12, 1770. 

1785, April 10. Whereas James Parker, of New Brunswick, by an 
Act of the Legislature, was appointed trustee to execute the purposes 
of the wills of Henry Cuyler, the elder, and Henry Cuyler, the 
younger, deceased. 

1787, Sept. 20. Bowes Reed, of Burlington, was appointed trustee 
for the above purposes. Lib. K, p. 247. 

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1768, May 11. Cuylinger, Philip, of Reading town, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Isaac Demott, of said place, and Abraham Bertron, of 
Tewksbury, said Co. Witness — Edward Wilmot. 

1768, May 11. Inventory, £72.7.2, made by Joseph Hankerson and 
Edward Wilmot. 

1785, Jan. 20. Account by Abraham Bertron, surviving Adm'r. 

Lib. 13, p. 439; Lib. 27, p. 117. 

1767, June 16. Dalbo, Peter, Jr., of Woolwich Township, Gloucester 
Co., waterman. Int. Request of Peter Dalbo, Sr., that letters of ad- 
ministration on the estate of his son, Peter Dalbo, Jr., may be granted 
to his (eldest) son, Gabriel Dalbo, to whom I have given Letters of 
Attorney, I being of great age. (Signed), Peter Dalbo, by mark. 
Witnesses — Thomas James, John Scott, William Cooper. 

1767, June 13. Citation to Jonas Dalbo, of Twsp. of Woolwich. 
Whereas Peter Dalbo, of said Twsp., by his petition hath represented 
that you, the said Jonas Dalbo, have in an irregular manner obtained 
Letters of Administration, on the estate of his son, Peter Dalbo, Jr., 
without putting in sufficient security, to the prejudice of him, the 
said Peter Dalbo, who is legally intitled to the estate, and he desires 
that you be cited to show cause why said Letters should not be 
repealed. Therefore you are to appear on Tuesday, the 23 of in- 
stant June, and show cause, etc. 

1767, June 24. Adm'r — Gabriel Dalbo, of Greenwich, yeoman. Fel- 
lowbondsman — John Scott, of Woolwich, yeoman; both of said Co. 

1767, March 19. Inventory, £140.14.1, made by George Vanleer and 
Daniel Adams. 

1769, July 17. Account of Gabriel Dalbo, Adm'r. 

Lib. 13, p. 132; File No. 934 H. 

1768, Jan. 8. Dalbow, John, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons, William and Samuel Dalbo, all my lands when 
they come of age. Son, Andrew, £50. Daughter, Susannah Dalbo, 
£10 when she is of age. Wife, Eals, the % of my moveable estate. 
Executors — my wife and brother, Charles Dalbow. Witnesses — Ga- 
briel Dalbow, Margret Sparks, Samuel Linch. Proved Feb. 18, 1768. 
(Probate to Alice Dalbo and Charles Dalbow). 

1768, Feb. 1. Inventory, £150.5.8, made by John Helms and Samuel 
Linch. Lib. 13, p. 384. 

1764, Aug. 8. Daniel, William, of Alloways Creek Precinct, Salem 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca Daniel, Y 3 of my estate; and the other 
% I give to my eight children, Joseph, Thomas, Sarah, William, John, 
Joel, Edmond and James, when they are 21. My brother, James 
Daniel, is to have the bringing up of my son, John. Executors — my 
■wife and my son John. Assistant — Benjamin Tyler. Witnesses — 
Edward Keasbey, Thomas Sayre, David Long. Proved Sept. 28, 1764. 

1764, Sept. 13. Inventory, £314.2.7, made by Edward Keasbey and 
Thomas Sayre. Lib. 12, p. 85. 

1764, Jan. 14. Daniels, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, moveable estate and use of my house and lands. 
Son, William, 10 shillings. Son, Benajah, 14 shillings. Son, Jona- 
than, 14 shillings. Daughter, Johannah Woods, £20. Daughter, 
Eunes Bartow, £20. Daughter, Lois Tharp, £20. Daughter, Thank- 
ful Daniels, £20. Grandson, Isaac Childs, £10. Grandson, Henry 



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Childs, £10. Granddaughter, Hannah Childs, a bed. Executors — son, 
Benajah, and friend, Timothy Frazee. Witnesses — David Stuard, Jr., 
John Stuard, James Clarkson. Proved Nov. 21, 1764. Lib. H, p. 469. 

1770, Dec. 7. Daniels, I riah, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Recom- 
pence Stanbury. 

1771, Jan. 28. Inventory, £32.1.10, made by William Derby and 
Isaac Clark. Lib. K, p. 257. 

1770, Dee. 21. Darby, Ellas, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — William 
Darby, brother of said Elias. 

1770, Dec. 24. Inventory, £138.15.8, made by Recompence Stanbery 
and Isaac Clark. Lib. K, p. 256. 

1768, Dee. 16. Dare, Benoni, of Greenwich Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ms of personal estate. Grandsons, Benoni, and 
Elkanah, 114 acres, according to my son Elkanah's will. I also give 
them 6 acres of marsh, but, if my daughter-in-law, now wife of 
Michael Lea, should bring any account against my estate, then the 
said marsh and 14 acres to be sold to pay said account. Grandsons,. 
Annes and John, 50 acres as it is divided by their father's will. 
Son, William Dare, 40 acres where he lives, formerly assigned to 
him. Rest of my lands in Stow Creek Twsp. not above given, to my 
son, Abiel Dare. Son, Reuben, plantation I live on, he paying £100 
to my son James, and £10 to my grandson Benjamin Dare, when 21. 
Granddaughter, Prudence Hall, and grandson, David Long, 5 shill- 
ings each. Daughters, Elaner, Elizabeth and Rachel, rest of move- 
able estate. Friend, Ananias Sayre, to be Trustee for grandsons, 
Benoni and Elkanah Dare. Executors — son, Reuben, and my wife, 
Clemens. Witnesses — Isaac Grace, John Gray, Ephraim Sheppard. 
Proved Aug. 14, 1770. 

1770, Aug. 13. Inventory, £263.10.9, made by Thomas Maskell and 
Mark Sheppard. Lib. 14, p. 317. 

1770, Sept. 2. Daten, Joseph, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Wife, Prudence, % my personal, and use of plantation where I live; 
also £20 to bring up my son, Leonard, to the age of 14. Son, Joseph, 
the plantation where he lives that was my father's, on the east side 
of the highway, and woodland adjoining, which I bought of John 
Barns, and a salt marsh, which was my father's, on Stow Creek; 
also the swamp in Buckshutem. Sons, Eli and Henry, the planta- 
tion where I live. (Henry is under 21.) Son, Leonard, lot of wood- 
land at White Marsh; also salt marsh below William Meeks, when 
he is 21. Daughter, Mary Daten, £40. Daughter, Anne Dayton, £40, 
when she is 18. Executor — Theophilus Elmer. Witnesses — Sarah 
Harris, Isaac Harris, John Burk. Proved Dec. 14, 1770. 

1770, Dec. 11. Inventory, £427.18.1, made by Joseph Ogden and 
David Wescote. 

1775, April 13. Account by Executor. 

Lib. 14, p. 328; Lib. 15, p. 532. 

1766, Feb. 24. — Daton, Jonah, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Daughters, Zerviah and Phebe Daton, all my estate, 
when they are 21. Legacy to John Powell, my apprentice. Executor 
— friend, Ephraim Fithian. Witnesses — Fithian Stratton, Jonathan 
Stratton, Isaac Harris. Proved April 14, 1767. 



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1766, March 11. Inventory, £94.3.8, made by Bzekiel Foster and 
William Russel. Lib. 13, p. 181. 

1770, Feb. 6. Datten, David, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
My lands to be sold, except my homestead. Wife, Ann Daton, move- 
ables. Son, David, my homestead. Daughters, Hannah Datten and 
Ruth Datten, rest of estate, when 18. Executor — friend, Silas New- 
comb. Witnesses — Joseph Daten, Jr., Ephraim Datten and George 
Ferebe. Proved Feb. 28, 1770. 

1770, Feb. 13. Inventory, £314.7.10, made by Theophilus Elmer and 
Joseph Dayten. 

1772, July 13. Account by Executor. Lib. 14, p. 437; Lib. 15, p. 22. 

1768, Feb. G. Davenport, Humphrey, of New Foundland, Bergen 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth all real and personal while my widow. 
Son, Jacob, grist mill and saw mill. Sons, Cornelius and John, land 
where I live. Son, Nathaniel, £20. Son, Peter, £29. Daughters, Ann 
Mary and Catharine, goods. Executors — son, Jacob, John Pailaman 
and my wife. Witnesses — Peter Snier, Philip Price and George 
Betay. Proved Oct. 25, 1768. Lib. I, p. 360. 

1766, May 28. Davenport, Isaac, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., 
waterman. Int. Adm'r — Isaiah Davenport, clock maker. Fellow- 
bondsman — George Vanleer, yeoman; both of said place. Witness — 
Samuel Vanleer. 

1766, Feb. 15. Inventory, £62.5.6, made by George Vanleer and 
Jacob Fislar. Lib. 12, p. 380. 

1758, Jan. 3. Davis, Daniel, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Deborah, part of the moveables and use of 
some land. Sons, Bradway and Uriah, all my lands. Daughter, Mary 
Brooks, 5 shillings. Daughter, Patience Miller, also 5. Son, Amon, 
£5. Daughter, Hannah, a bed. Rest of my moveable estate to my 
three youngest children, and the three youngest children of my wife, 
namely, Joseph Davis, Hannah Davis and Arthur Davis, and unto 
David Lummis, Henry Lummis and Edward Lummis, as they come 
of age. My daughter, Hannah, is to live with my wife till she is 
15. Son, Amon, is to learn trade of carpenter with Jeremiah Miller 
till he is 15. Executors — my wife and my son, Bradway. Witnesses 
— Nathan Leek, Henry Seely, Samuel Hannah, John Keen. Proved 
Feb. 14, 1763. 

1763, Feb. 8. Inventory, £190.11.1, made by Jeremiah Foster and 
Samuel Leek. 

1764, March 2. Account by both Executors. Lib. 11, p. 306. 

1760, Sept. 10. Davis, Elizabeth, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Abigail, pewter platter. Daughter, Rachel, platter and 
other goods. Daughter, Ellen, a bed. Sary, the wife of John Rober- 
son, a chest of drawers. To my three younger granddaughters, Re- 
becka, Mary and Amre, one pound, 10 shillings each. William Bas- 
set my cane. Susanah Morgan, my "tea tacling." To Sary Smith, a 
wench; and, if said Sary Smith should die before her mother, she 
is to go to Rachel, and then to Susanna, at the death of her mother. 
Rest of my estate to my two daughters, Abigail and Rachel. Execu- 
tors — daughters, Abigail and Rachel. Witnesses — Jacob Elwell, David 
Elwell, Joel Elwell. Proved Feb. 16, 1762. 



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1761, Dec. 11. Inventory, £62.13.1, made by Edward Draper and 
Samuel Lippincott. Lib. 11, p. 34. 

1762, March 16. Adm'r — Elisha Bassett, of Pilesgrove, yeoman. 
Fellowbondsman — Jacob Elwell, yeoman, of said place. Witness — 
David Bush, Jr. "Whereas, Elizabeth Davis appointed Abigail Bas- 
sett and Rachel Morgan as Executors, and Abigail refused to act, 
and Rachel died before probate, therefore the said Elisha Bassett 
was appointed Adm'r with the will annexed." 

1762. Feb. 22. Davis, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Somerset (?) 
Co.; will of. Wife, Keziah, use of the lands to bring up my children, 
but, if she marry, the lands to be sold and the money divided among 
my children. Executors — my friends, Henry Davis and William 
Line. Witnesses — Edward Drake, Jacob Davis, Joseph Jones. Proved 
March 3, 1764. 

1764, March 6. Inventory, made by Samuel Yamans and Joseph 
Vail. 

1767, Feb. 3. Account, by both Executors. Amount of Inventory, 
£40.15.6. Land sold for £28.11.3. Lib. H, p. 410. 

1763, March 1. Davis, John, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., Sadler; will 
of. Son, John, all my lands, when he is 21; but my wife to have 
the use of the land till he is 21. Wife to have the moveable estate. 
Executors — my wife and my cousin, David Davis. Witnesses — Ben- 
jamin Test, Thomas Graves, David Davis. Proved April 25, 1763. 

1763, April 5. Inventory, £179.9.6, made by Isaac Barber and Ben- 
jamin Test. 

1765, March 16. Account by Executor. Lib. 11, p. 396. 

1768, Jan. 2S. Davis, John, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co., black- 
smith; will of. Wife, Suzanah, my homestead of 70 acres where I 
live. Daughter, Suzanah Frasey, 10 acres. Daughter, Sarah Scuder, 
10 acres. Daughter, Elizabeth Rous, 10 acres. Grandson, Jacob Da- 
vis, 52 acres of that farm I bought of Hial Pamely. Grandson, John 
Davis, a meadow. Son, Zachariah, rest of estate. Executors — wife, 
and son Zachariah, and my son-in-law, John Scuder. Witnesses — Jo- 
seph Acken, John Hinds, John Stiles. Proved March 3, 1768. 

1768, March 7. Inventory made by Daniel Perrine and David Miller. 

Lib. I, p. 306. 

1764, Ang, 15, Davis, Jonathan, of Cohansey, Cumberland Co., min- 
ister; will of. Wife, Esther, % my moveable estate and profits of 
% my plantation. Eldest son, Jarman, plantation I bought of Elia- 
kim Earl, of one hundred acres, and a meadow in Alloways Creek 
Precinct, in Salem Co. Son, Elnathan, plantation where he lives, of 
50 acres; also my home plantation, where I live, he paying to my 
youngest daughter, Naomi Davis, £50 when she is 18. Eldest daugh- 
ter, Edith Dunn, and her husband, Benjamin Dunn, £100. Planta- 
tion leased to Jeremiah Robbins to be sold. Executors — my wife, 
Esther, and my youngest son, Elnathan. Witnesses — Samuel Davis, 
Jeremiah Robbins, Sarah Robins. Proved Feb. 21, 1769. 

1769, Feb. 15. Inventory, £671.16.4, made by Jonathan Ayars and 
Hugh Dunn. 

1770, Jan. 19. Adm'r — Elnathan Davis, of Hopewell, Cumberland 
Co., surveyor. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Ayars, of Stow Creek, 
said Co. It appears that, after debts and legacies were paid, there 



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remained a residue of £240.8.10, of which Elnathan Davis, acting 
Executor, prays administration. 

1770, Jan. 24. Account of Elnathan Davis, acting Executor. 

Lib. 14, p. 60; Lib. 15, pp. 4, 14. 

1768, July 10. Davis, Nathaniel, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Samuel Woodruff, principal creditor of said Davis. 
Fellowbondsman — Robert Ogden, Jr., of Elizabeth Borough. Wit- 
nesses — Robert Ogden and Elizabeth Williams. Lib. I, p. 336. 

1766, July 10. Davis, Rebecca, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Alexander Chambers. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Yard; 
both of said place. Witness — Thomas Sutton. 

1766, July 12. Inventory, £35.16.8, made by Edmund Beakes and 
Conrad Kotts. 

1767, Sept. 12. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 12, p. 386. 

1761, March 4. Davis, Samuel, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Richard Stockton, Esq., of Princeton, Somerset Co. Fellowbondsman 
— Theophllus Severns, of Trenton. Witness — Mary Severns. (The 
above Rev. Samuel Davis was President of the College of New Jer- 
sey). Lib. 10, p. 462. 

1769, March 13. Davis, Samuel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Ann Davis, and Owen Davis. Fellowbondsman — John Wallace; all 
of said Co. 

1769, Feb. 28. Inventory, £200, made by John Wallace and Joseph 
Morgan. Lib. 13, p. 496; File No. 8529 C. 

1762, Sept. 17. Davis, Simon, of Greenwich, Sussex Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'x — Sarah Davis, of Oxford, said Co., widow. Fellowbonds- 
man — James Hayes, of said place, yeoman. 

1762, Sept. 16. Inventory, £90.1.3, made by James Hayes and John 
Vanata. Lib. 11, p. 288. 

1768, Nov. 27. Davis, Susannah, of Westfield, Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co. widow; will of. Daughter, Elizabeth Ross, a bed. Grand- 
daughter, Annar Davis, a bed. Grandson, John Davis, a cow. Grand- 
son, Abraham Davis, a cow. Daughters, Sarah Scudder and Elizabeth 
Ross, and granddaughters, Susannah Frazee and Mary Frazee, the rest 
of my estate, each daughter to have %, and the grand daughters the 
other %. Executors — my sons-in-law, John Scudder and Isaac Fra- 
zee. Witnesses — Samuel Yamans, Jacob Marss, Sarah Tucker. Proved 
April 7, 1769. 

1769, April 8. Inventory, made by William Miller and William 
Peirson. Lib. K, p. 76. 

1763, May 17. Davis, William, of New Hanover Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann, provided for on the farm. Son, 
Joseph, bed and horse. Son, W r illiam, a horse, and all that his grand- 
father left him; also my great Bible. Daughter, Ann Davis rest of 
personal. Son, Joseph, that part of my plantation whereon I dwell, 
that was my father's, he paying to my son, Howell, £100, after Jo- 
seph is 21, and paying to his mother £6 yearly. Son, William, the 
rest of plantation, he paying to my grandson, William Davis, £5 when 
21. Executors — wife, Anne, and sons, Joseph and William. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Rogers, David Lippincott, Joseph Goldy. 



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1763, Aug. 6. Codicil. My son Howell also to be an Ex'r. Wit- 
nesses — James Davies, Isaac Pitman, Joseph Goldy. Proved Aug. 22, 
1763. Lib. 11, p. 377. 

1763, Aug-. 19. Inventory, £499.17.3%, made by Thomas Budd and 
John Goldy. 

1767, April 7. Account of Ann Davis and Howell Davis, Ex'rs of 
William Davis. 

1764, March 14. Davis, William, of Gloucester Co.; will of. My 
wife the best bed. Son, William, my pocket book. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth, looking glass. Rest to my wife and children. Executors — r 
my brother, Gabriel Davis, and brother, Joel Clark. Children not of 
age. Witnesses — Thomas Brian, William Goforth, Jacob Ware. Proved 
March 23, 1764. 

1764, March 26. Inventory, £391, made by Jacob Clement, farmer, 
and Joal Hillman. 

1765, March 23. Account by Executors. Lib. 11, p. 517. 

1758, June 21. Davison, Andrew, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. My wife, Catherine, all my estate, while my widow. 
Daughters, Margret and Susannah, a negro girl, when wife is done 
with her. My three sons, Wililam, John and James, all my lands. 
Daughters, Margaret Davison, and Susannah Davison, £30 each. Boys 
and girls to have schooling. Executors — my wife, my brother George, 
and friend William Rue. Witnesses — Joseph Newton, James Abra- 
ham, Jr., John Truax. Proved Sept. 20, 1766. 

1766, Sept. 19. Inventory, made by, John Truax, William Hankin- 
son, and William Laird. Lib. I, p. 30. 

1765, Oct. 29. Davison, George, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Rozanah, % of the profits of my land. Sons, William and Pe- 
ter Davison, all my lands. My four daughters are single, and now 
live with me, and they are, Sarah, Mary, Anne and Jemima, and each 
is to have £20. My six daughters are, Margaret, Providence, Sarah, 
Mary, Anne and Jemima, and each to have £20. Executors — friends, 
Richard Runyon, and my son, William. Witnesses — John Collyer, 
Jonathan Sutton, Jacob Lewis. Proved Aug. 4, 1767. Lib. I, p. 157. 

1766, Oct. 1. Day, Charles, of Waterford Township, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Leaticia Day. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Albertson; both 
of said Co. Witness — Henry Wood. 

1765, Oct. 9. Inventory, £188.10.9, made by Henry Wood and John 
Shivers. Lib. 12, p. 187. 

1763, Feb. 9. Day, Silas, of Morristown, Morris Co., cooper; will of. 
Wife, Phebe, use of all my estate while my widow, and, after her 
death or marriage, one-half to be at her disposal, and other half to 
my brethren, Ezekiel, David, Jeduthun, Robert, Samuel, Abraham, 
Jared and Jehiel; except I give to Silas Condict's daughter, Elizabeth 
Phebe, as much as either of my brothers. Land I bought of Silas 
Condict to be sold. Executor — Silas Condict. Witnesses — Daniel 
Carmichael, John Hatheway, Benony Hathaway. Proved April 7, 
1763. 

1763, April 20. Inventory, £310.15.7, made by Joseph Condict and 
Abraham Casterline. Lib. H, p. 385. 



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1760, Oct. 16. Dean, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; will 
of. Son, Stephen Dean, plantation whereon I live. Son, John, £30. 
Son, Jacob, six shillings. Daughter, Martha Green, 2 cattle. Daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Lane, one cow. Daughters, Martha Green and Hannah 
James, rest of cattle. Executor — son, Stephen. Witnesses — Richard 
Laning, Gershom Mott, James Dean. Proved Feb. 4, 1761. 

1761, Feb. 12. Inventory, £100.1.6%, made by Richard Laning and 
John Mott. Lib. 10, p. 548. 

1763, May 26. Deboogh, Lawrence, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Lands to be sold. Wife, Deborah Deboogh, 
£100. Children, Mary, William, John, and James, personal estate 
when they are 21. Executors — wife, Deborah, and my brother-in- 
law, Joseph Robins. Witnesses — Abraham Anderson, Francis Mount, 
John Lawrence. Proved June 15, 1763. 

1763, June 6. Inventory, £76.13.1, made by John Laming and Wil- 
liam Compton. Lib. 11, p. 330. 

1763, Nov. 8. DeCamp, Garret, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Susannah DeCamp, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Christopher Hay- 
don (Haddon); both of said Co. Witness — John Mackay. 

Lib. H, p. 304. 

1764, Feb. 9. Decamp, John, of Essex Co.; will of. Son, Aaron, 
£5. To the heirs of son John, deceased, Y* of my estate, except the 
legacies given to others; and his oldest son, Lawrence, is to have 
£ — more than the rest. Daughters, Sarah Oughtletree, another Va- 
To the heirs of my daughter, Mary Vannauman, dec'd, one other *4- 
Daughter, Dinah Powers, to her heirs, she being deceased, another 
%. To the Society of Turky, £3. Land to be sold. Executors — 
William Parrot, yeoman, and Recompence Stanbary, shopkeeper, and 
Jacob Bedell, yeoman. Witnesses — Jonathan Mulford, Abraham 
Rutan, William Coles. Proved May 28, 1766. Lib. H, p. 610. 

1760, Aug. 29. Decker, Anderis, of Montague, Sussex Co., cord- 
wainer; will of. Son, Andreas, 4 sides of leather, because he is the 
eldest son now alive. Sons, Andreas, Christopher, Casparus Feryen- 
moet Decker, Johannis Decker, Petrus Decker, Jacob Decker, and 
Phillipus Decker, all my real estate. Daughters, Ledia Weller (wife 
of Johannis Weller), Gretie Westvael (widow of Cornelis Westvael), 
Sarah Decker, Dievertie Decker and Elizabeth Decker, to each £10. 
Wife, Dievertie, shall be master of all my estate while she is my 
widow. Executors — my sons, Andreas Decker, Casparus Feryenmoet 
Decker, and Jacob Decker. Witnesses — Jacobus Hornbeek. Petrus 
Hooghteeling, William Ennes. Proved June 8, 1763. 

1763, June 24. Inventory, £86.4.6, made by Abraham Shimer and 
William Ennes. Lib. 11, p. 462. 

1764, April 24. Decker, Hendrick, of Wantage, Sussex Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'r — Joseph Barton, of said place, yeoman. Fellowbonds- 
man — Amos Pettit, of Newton, said Co., yeoman. Witness — Cor- 
nelius Fryer. 

1764, April 10. Renunciation by Hannah Decker, saying she is old 
and "not able to go down," and her sons do decline to do it. Asks 
for Joseph Barton to be made Adm'r, as he is one of the creditors. 
Witness — John Crowell. Lib. 11, p. 538. 



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1762, Aug. 33. Decker, Jacobus, of Wantage, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Ellinor Decker, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Pe- 
ter Decker and John Crowell; both of said place, yeomen. 

1762, July 3. Inventory, £108.13.0, made by Peteres Decker and 
Henderick Huykendal. Lib. 11, p. 289. 

1763, July 18. DeCow, Isaac, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. My friends, the children of John Scholly late of 
Chesterfield, weaver, deceased, £26 among them, the same to be paid 
to John Thompson, he giving security to pay the same as above. To 
Mary, the wife of Samuel Satterthwaite, Jr., £5. Daughter, Hannah 
Decow, V-2 of my personal estate, and priviledge of my "Logg" 
house, where Adam Pettit lately removed from, while she is single, 
and she is to have Y 3 the rents till my son, Isaac, is 16. Son, Isaac, 
rest of real and personal. Executors — Eber Decow (my brother), 
and William White (my brother-in-law). Witnesses — John Decow, 
John Robinson, Mary Aronson. Proved May 3, 1765. Lib. 12, p. 108. 

1765, April 10. Inventory, £300.10.10, made by David Rockhill and 
John Newbold. 

1767, Aug. 14. Account of Eber DeCow and William White as 
Ex'rs of Isaac DeCow. 

1761, Oct. 17. Dehart, Matthias, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Mat- 
thias Dehart and Jacob Dehart, both of Elizabeth Town, said Co. 
Witness — Elizabeth Hetfleld. 

1761, Oct. 16. Renunciation of Baltas Dehart and Samuel Dehart, 
brothers of Matthias Dehart, in favor of Doctor Matthias Dehart. 
Witness — John Chetwood. 

1761, Oct. 26. Inventory, £2112.9.5%, made by Jonathan Thompson 
and Thomas Price. Lib. H, p. 35. 

1766, April 28. DeHart, Matthias, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.: 
will of. Wife, Catharine, % of real and personal estate. Children, 
William, Cyrus, Jacob, Maurity, Johannah Margaret, and Abigail 
Ametia Christina DeHart, the remainder. Executors — my wife, and 
my brother, John DeHart. Witnesses — George Emott, Christopher 
Manlove, James Gaithwaite. Proved Aug. 21, 1766. 

1766, Sept. 9. Inventory, made by, George Mitchell and William 
. Lib. I, p. 148. 

1770, July 18. Delatush, Henry, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., shop- 
keeper; will of. All real and personal to be sold, except the burying- 
ground where my daughter, Rebecca, is buried, situate in Mansfield 
at a place called Black Horse, which lot I reserve for the use of my 
family's burial ground forever. The money from said sales to be 
divided among my wife, Rebecca, son, Henry, and children of my 
son, John, namely, Rebecca, Hannah and Eleanor. Executor — my 
son, Henry. Witnesses — Elijah Field, Eliakim Higgins, Joseph Im- 
lay. Proved Oct. 29, 1770. 

1770, Oct. 24. Inventory, £925.5.8%, made by Joseph Gibbs and 
Joseph Imlay. Lib. 15, p. 57. 

1766, June 11. Delatush, John, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., 
blacksmith. Int. Adm'rs — Elizabeth Delatush and Henry Delatush, 
Jr. Fellowbondsman — Henry Delatush, Sr. ; all of said Co. Witness 
— Thomas Folke. Lib. 12, p. 291. 



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1766, April 22. Inventory, £818.13.5, made by Thomas Folkes and 
Joseph English. 

1763, April 1. Demaree, Pieter, of Bergen Co.; will of. Eldest son, 
Peter, his part of the woodland and % of cleared land where he lives. 
Son, Jacobus, 2 acres where he lives. Sons, John, Jacobus, David and 
Samuel, rest of real estate. My five sons shall pay to my daughters 
and grandchildren £100, viz., to Mary, 1/12, Treyntie 1/12, Sarah 1/12, 
Leya 1/12, Margaret 1/12, Ledeya 1/12, Mary 1/12, Anna 1/12, Mad- 
lentie 1/12. To children of Hester 1/12; to children of Jackmintye 
1/12, and to children of Elizabeth 1/12. Daughter, Madlena my easy 
chair. Wife, Mary use of whole estate while my widow. Executors 
— my wife, Mary, my friend, Lorance Van Buskirck, Esq., and my 
friend, George Blinckerhof. Witnesses — David Brower, Jacob Brower 
and Jan Brower. Proved Oct. 2, 1763. Lib. H, p. 312. 

1742, June 23. Demarest, David, of Hackinsack, Bergen Co.; will 
of. Wife, Maatie, use of whole estate. Son, Samuel, broad axe. 
Sons, Christian and Jacob, my land, except that part I gave to daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth, where she lives. Second son, Joast, has had £50. 
Daughter, Mary, wife of Thomas Eckeson, £7. Daughter, Elizabeth, 
wife of William Camel, the deed for her house lot. Daughter, Mary, 
£30. Daughter, Sarah Demarest, £30. Daughter, Rachel Demarest, 
£30. Youngest dau., Annatie Demarest, £30. The bonds of my broth- 
er-in-law, Jacobus Pike, and cousin, David Demarest, to be paid. 
Executor — wife, Maatie. Witnesses — Andres V. Boskerk, David Dem- 
arest and Simon Demarest. Proved Feb. 13, 1761. 

1761, Feb. 10. Bond of Christian Demarest, of Hackinsack, as 
Adm'r, with will annexed. (The wife, Martie, had lately died. The 
eldest son, Samuel, refused to act as Adm'r). Lib. G, p. 374. 

1763, Dec. 18. Demarest, David, of Hackensack, Bergen Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Catrina, to manage the plantation where I 
live while my widow. My eldest son, Nicolais, the mare I gave him 
when he was first "mared," and the land he now has, so as to make 
25 acres; he paying to my daughter, Elizabet, £11, and to my daugh- 
ter, Grietee, £11, and my daughter, Lidea, £11. My sons, Petrius, 
Daved, Gilyaem and Jacobes, each 25 acres out of the land called the 
Gore. Sons, Samuel and Gerret, plantation where I live, except 
25 acres to Nicholaes. Wife, Catrina, £100, which I had from her 
father, Van houte. Daughter, Sara, £25. Daughter Trynte, £50. 
Daughter, Marya, £50. Executors — wife, Catrina, my eldest son, 
Nicolaes, my son David, and my cousin, Johannes Demarest. Wit- 
nesses — Jacobus Blinkerhof, Isaac Boogert and Jan Eckeson. 

1767, March 28. Codicil. To children of Sara, £5 each. Witness — 
Johannis Demarest. Proved Feb. 24, 1768. Lib. I, p. 246. 

1768, Feb. 25. Inventory, £657-2-6, made by David Demarest and 
Reynir Quackenbos. 

1761, Oct. 15. Demarest, Samuel, of Hackensack, Bergen Co. yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Lea, use of real and personal while my widow. 
Son, Samuel, the Dutch Bible. Land to be sold when youngest child 
comes 21, and money divided among my children, Samuel, Daniel, Cor- 
nelius, David, Petrus, Jacobus and Rebecca Demarest. Executors — 
brother, David Samuelse Demarest, and my brother-in-law, DanieJ 
Demarest. Witnesses — John Bensen, Benjamin Westervelt and Rob- 
ert Livesey. Proved April 6, 1762. Lib. H, p. 154. 



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1761, Dec. 12. Inventory, £290-5-0, made by Johannis Demarest 
and John Bensen. 

1754, May 6. Demarest, Simon, of Hackinsack in Bergen Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Vroutie, use of real and personal while widow. 
Eldest son, Samuel, 28 shillings. Son, Cornelius, land at Rindagea- 
mak, which I had of David Ackerman. Youngest son, Jacob, land 
where my improvements are, on which I live. Son, Daniel, my loom. 
Four sons, Daniel, John, David and Petres, land I bought of Nicholas 
Ackerman, at Ridageamack. Son, Daniel, being lame, is to have a 
negro boy to do his work. Daughter, Catelentie, wife of Sibe Banta, 
£60, and daughter, Maria, wife of Nicholas Ackerman, £60, and eldest 
son, Samuel, £60 from the sale of personal estate, but, if it is not 
sufficient, then must be made up by my sons, Cornelius, Daniel, John, 
David, Petres and Jacob. Executors — wife, "Vroutie, and my two 
eldest sons, Samuel and Cornelius. Witnesses — Theodore Valleau, 
William Campbell and Albert Zabriskie. Proved April 8, 1761. 

Lib. G, p. 423. 

1763, Dec. 19. Dennelsbeck, Frederick, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem 
Co.; will of. Son, John Dennelsbeck, my plantation, which I had 
by deed from William Conkelin, for 222% acres, out of which there 
is to be reserved 3 acres of swamp, called Gravelly Pond, for son 
Frederick. Son, John, is to have % the cedar swamp, which J 
bought from Ephraim Seirs. Should my son Frederick marry a 
woman that has no Dutch blood, or part Dutch, he shall have only 5 
shillings; otherwise I give him my homestead plantation, that 1 
bought of Alexandet King, of 2,000 acres; also a lot above the 
Beaver Dam, and the other V2 of Cedar swamp I bought of Ephraim 
Seers, and the 3 acres of swamp already mentioned. Executors — • 
sons John and Frederick, and friend, Michael Miller. Witnesses — 
Frederick Garrison, John Garrison, Jacob Richman. Proved Dec. 9. 
1766. Lib. 12, p. 308. 

1767, Sept. 29. Dennis, Joseph, Sr„ of Sussex Co.; will of. Sons, 
Joseph and Ezekiel, all real and personal estate, and they are to pay 
the following legacies: To son, Nathaniel, £130; son, John, £2. Ex- 
ecutors — sons, Joseph and Ezekiel. Witnesses — Hugh Hagerty, Jo- 
seph Barton, Patrick Haggerty. Proved April 7, 1770. 

Lib. 15, p. 34. 

1760, Nov. 8. Dennis, Phillip, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. To wife, Rachel, £80. Sons, John and Joseph, my 
lands, when Joseph is 21. Eldest daughter, Zilpha, £100; youngest 
daughter, Sarah, £100, when 18 and 16 years of age. Executors — - 
friends, Webley Edwards and Cornelius Lane, son of Cornelius. Wit- 
nesses — Henry Green, George Smith, Stephen Woolley, Anthony Den- 
nis. Proved Jan. 10, 1761. 

1760, Dec. 30. Inventory, £357.17.10, made by Job. Cook and Henry 
Green. Lib. H, p. 14. 

1767, May 1. Dennis, Philip, of Greenwich Twsp. Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Lucy, a case of drawers that was left to her by her 
father; also her share of personal estate. Son, Philip, my plantation 
where I live, except what I give to my son, Jonathan. Son, Jonathan, 
the northeast corner of said plantation. Wife and two daughters, Pru- 



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dence and Elizabeth Dennis, rest of personal. Daughter, Grace Bow- 
en, £20. Daughter, Rachel Smith, £5. Executors — wife, and son, 
Philip. Witnesses — Ebenezer Miller, Mark Reeve, John Sheppard. 
Proved May 28, 1768. 

1768, May 25. Inventory, £295.19.10, made by Charles Davis and 
Mark Sheppard. Lib. 13, p. 414. 

17G3, Dee. 2. Denniston, John, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Son, Arthur, is to support his mother, my wife, Mary. To 
daughter, Hannah Blane, £7. Daughter, Jane, wife of Samuel Bran- 
son, £50. Son, Arthur, the rest. Executors — my son, Arthur and 
Andrew McDowell. Witnesses — John Lyle, John Lyle, Jr., Andrew 
Brown. Proved June 13, 1764. Lib. H, p. 444. 

[Not dated]. Denny, John, of Woolwich Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, 2 beds and 2 cows. Rest of moveable 
estate and plantation to be sold, and the money to be equally divided 
between my wife, Sarah, and all my children, Priscilla Denny, Thomas 
Denny, Miles Denny, Sarah Denny, William Denny and John Denny. 
Brother-in-law, William Matson, shall have my son, William, until 
he be bound to a trade. Executors — my wife, Sarah, and my brother, 
Thomas Denny. Witnesses — John Derickson, Moses Hoffman, Eliza- 
beth Hoffman. Proved Oct. 8, 1768. 

1768, Sept. 27. Inventory, £237.8.3, made by John Derickson and 
Mathew Gill. Lib. 13, p. 485. 

1766, Aug. 25. — Denton, Samuel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Denton, brother and principal creditor, of Somerset Co. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Anthony Denton, of Middlesex Co. 

1766, Aug. 23. Renunciation by Sarah Denton, South Ward of New 
Brunswick. 

1766, Aug. 14. Inventory of goods of Samuel Denton, cooper, made 
by John Sutphen and Albert Terhune. Lib. H, p. 641. 

1765. Aug. 27. Depue, John, of Wantage, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Rachel Depue, widow of said John. Fellowbondsmen — John Depue, 
of Walpack, and Joseph Barton, of Newton; all of said Co. Wit- 
ness — Hezekiah Smith. 

1765, Aug. 27. Inventory, £283.11.6, made by George Kimble and 
Joseph Barton. Lib. 12, p. 225. 

1766, May 15. Devooer, Hendriek, of Reading Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Catherine, use of real and personal during her 
life, and, after her death, all to be sold and divided among my chil- 
dren, except my oldest son, Henry, who is to have 10 shillings above 
the rest. If my sons, Henry, Daniel, John and James, and my daugh- 
ters, Elizabeth, Rachel, Catherine, Sarah, Leah, Anne and Margaret, 
should die without issue, then their share to go to the rest. Chil- 
dren are to be put to school. Executors — friend, Benjamin Allegar, 
and John Emans. Witnesses — John Cole, Isack Demott, Edward Wil- 
mot. Proved July 5, 1766. 

1766, July 4. Inventory, £238.1.5y a , made by Edward Wilmot and 
Isack Demott. Lib. 12, p. 402. 

1761, May 22. DeWitt, Luke, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — Luke 
DeWitt. Pellowbondsman — Peter Imlay; both of said Co. 

1761, May 16. Inventory, £420.16.7, made by John Polhemus and 
Peter Imlay. Lib. 10, p. 175. 



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1761, Aug. 4. Dey, Deyrek, of New York City; will of. Son, Tunis 
Dey, all my real and personal estate in New Jersey. Daughter, Jane, 
wife of John Varck, two lots Nos. 33 and 37, and £1,000. Daughter, 
Ann Dey, lots Nos. 34 and 38, and £1,000, and an outset when she is 
married, like her sister. Daughter, Mary Dey, lots Nos. 35 and 36, 
and £1,000, and an outset. Executors — my said four children. Wit- 
nesses — Christofel Van Bomel, Gerrit Van Bomel, Lawrence Wessells. 
Proved Oct. 27, 1764. Lib. H, p. 380. 

1765, Feb. 7. Received out of the office, the will of Derick Dey. 
(Signed) David Shaw, Mary Shaw. 

1769, Nov. 7. Diament, Lois, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Son, Hedges Diament, £20, one horse and 2 sheep. To my 3 
sons, and 2 daughters, viz., Jonathan, James and Nathaniel and Lois 
Bennit and Sarah Swing, each 5 shillings. Daughters, Dorcas Dia- 
ment, Elizabeth Diament and Rhoda Diament, and my son, Hedges, 
rest of estate. Tombstone to be put to grave of my deceased hus- 
band. Executors — daughters, Dorcas Diament and Elizabeth Dia- 
ment. Witnesses — Ambrose Whitacar, Ruth Whitacar, Elkanah Pow- 
ell. Proved Dec. 31, 1770. 

1770, Dec. 29. Inventory, £96.9.4, made by Daniel Bateman and 
Jeremiah Nixon. Lib. 14, p. 311. 

1766, April 23. Diament, Nathaniel, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Lowis, % the personal estate, and the use of 
% my lands and marsh, on Jones' island. Son, Jonathan, V 3 my 
land on said island, except the piece called Island of Marsh, 
which contains 30 acres; also the house which my son, James, 
now possesses. Son, James, % of the land on said Island, (ex- 
cept that piece of marsh before excepted). Son, Nathaniel, the 
other y 3 of said Island. Son, Hedgis, that piece of salt marsh on the 
said island, of 30 acres, which has been excepted; also the land at 
Bear Swamp, of 190 acres. Daughter, Lowis Bennit, £5. Daughter, 
Sarah Swing, £5. Daughter, Darcos Diament, £40. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth, £40. Daughter, Ruth Powell, £5. Daughter, Roda Diament, 
£40. Sons, Jonathan, Nathaniel, and Hedgis, my husbandry utensils. 
Executors — sons, Jonathan and James. Witnesses — Theophilus El- 
mer, Jeremiah Nixon, Jr., Theodosia Anderson. 

1766, April 23. Codicil. If those my daughters, that are not mar- 
ried, viz., Darcos, Elizabeth and Rhoda, to whom I have given £40, be 
married, and have any of my estate, then they are to have only £5 
each. Witnesses — Theophilus Elmer, Jeremiah Nixson, Jr., Theodosia 
Anderson. Proved May 14, 1767. 

1767, April 28. Inventory, £256.15.6, made by David Wescote and 
Ephraim Harris. Lib. 13, p. 164. 

1763, Dee. 29. Diekason, William, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co. 
Ward. Petition by Margaret Rea, wife of John Rea, of said place, 
stating that she has a son, named William Diekason, being of the 
age of 7 years and 8 months, by her late husband, Mark Diekason, 
of said place, deceased; and she prays that John Holme may be made 
Guardian, till the child is 14. 

1763, Dec. 29. Guradian — John Holme, Esq. Fellowbondsman — John 
Dickeson, both of said place. Lib. 11, p. 448. 



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1763, April 27. Diekeson, William, of Alloways Creek Precinct, 
Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Abigail, £30, and the goods she 
brought with her. Son, William, 130 acres of the northeast end of 
my land where I live, that joins Jacob Davis, and the land formerly 
belonging to Thomas Stonebanks. Son, James, the rest of said plan- 
tation. Son, John, 5 shillings. To the 3 daughters, of my daughter 
Sarah, deceased, viz., Mary Ann, Catherine and Elizabeth Lee, £5 
each. To my four daughters, Ann Moore, Judith Hamilton, Mary 
Thompson and Margaret Craig, the rest of personal estate. Execu- 
tors — son, James, and my son-in-law, William Craig. Witnesses — 
John Holme, George Dickinson, George White. Proved April 2, 1764. 

1764, Jan. 30. Inventory, £425.3.4, made by John Holme and Wil- 
liam Oakford. Lib. 12, p. 87. 

1770, Sept. 8. Diekeson, William, of Salem Co. Ward. Son of 
Mark Dickinson, of said place, having lands devised to him by his 
father, makes choice of John Holme, Esq., as his Guardian. 

1770, Sept. 8. Guardian — John Holme, Esq. Fellowbondsman — John 
Diekeson, of Upper Alloways Creek, Salem Co. Lib. 14, p. 404. 

1761, Oct. SS. Dickey, Deborah, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Rob- 
ert Kitt, of Manington, said Co. Fellowbondsmen — William Barrat, 
of said place, and William Cattell, of Penns Neck, said Co. 

1761, Oct. 28. Inventory, £14.15.0, made by William Barratt and 
William Cattell. Lib. 11. p. 35. 

1764, March 27. Dickinson, Joseph, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Jane, % my moveable estate, and % the 
profits of the land. To Joseph Dickinson, son of George Dickinson, 
% the plantation where I live, and % my moveable estate, when he is 
21. If' Joseph should die without heirs, then his brother, George, 
is to have his share. To said George, son of George Dickinson, % of 
the land I bought of Simon Warner, and, if he die, then to go to 
my brother George's son, Jacob. Executors — my wife and Joseph 
Dickinson. Witnesses — James Bond, Patrick Gray, John Richman. 
Proved May 5, 1764. 

1764, April 19. Inventory, £374.5.0, made by John Holme and John 
Richman. Lib. 12, p. 95. 

1761, June 27. Dickinson, Nathaniel, of Manington, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Dickinson, widow. Fellowbondsmen — John Thompson 
and William Harvey, yeomen; all of said place. 

1761, May 29. Inventory, £66.13.4, made by Nathaniel Hall and Wil- 
liam Harvey. Lib. 10, p. 435. 

1760, Oct. 36. Dike, Sarah, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
To the four children of James English, Sr., Jonathan, John, Margaret 
and Elizabeth, the money there is after the debts are paid. To Eliz- 
abeth English the house and furniture therein. To Margaret and 
Elizabeth English some goods. Executors — Joseph Ker and Robert 
McGallard. Witnesses — William Cole, David English, Bryan Gollo- 
har. Proved May 10, 1765. 

1765, May 7. Inventory, £118.17.2, made by James Bradshaw, Da- 
vid English and William Cole. Lib. H, p. 503. 

1769, Oct. 16. Dlldine, Herman, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Oldest son, Henry, £55. Son, Daniel, live stock, etc. Daugh- 
ter, Jane Savage's, 2 children, Jane and Mary Ann, £40. To Jane, the 



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daughter of my daughter Eve, a colt. To the children of my daugh- 
ter, Sarah, £40 when the youngest is of age. To the children of my 
son, Herman, £40 when of age. To daughters, Elizabeth, Rachel, 
and Catherine, £40 each. Daughter, Ann, £40. Wife, Yanakico, use 
of all estate. Son, Henry, apparel. If my son Herman should be 
alive and come and make any demand, then I give him £40. Execu- 
tors — son, Daniel, and my loving Christopher Wooff. Witnesses — 
James Best, William Best, Edward Wilmot. Proved Oct. 27, 1769. 

1769, Oct. 26. Inventory, £185.15.10, made by Edward Wilmot and 
John Speeder (Spader). Lib. 14, p. 144. 

1760, June 17. Dildine, Uriah, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
To my wife all my moveable estate, and, at her death, to my six 
daughters. I have helped pay for land for son Sampson, so I give to 
his eldest son, Uriah, 5 shillings. I have also helped pay for my son, 
Uriah's, land. Executors — Harman Lane and Cornelius Low, Jr. Wit- 
nesses — John Marlatt, John Van Sickle, Jr., Steintie Van Sickle. 
Proved April 30, 1761. 

1761, April 2. Inventory, £116.12.6, made by Nathan Armstrong, and 
Allen Nixon. Lib. 10, p. 478. 

1769, Nov. 2. Dilts, Peter, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Mary, £300, and otherwise provided for. Lands to be 
sold and the money divided among my children, John, Harman, John 
Bodine, George Sharpenstine, and children of my son, Peter (being 
one son, and 2 daughters). Executors — son-in-law, John Bodine, and 
Henry Dilts. Witnesses — Peter Houshel, John Duckworth, John Op- 
dyck. Proved Jan. 24, 1770. 

1770, Jan. 24. Renunciation by Henry Dilts. 

1770, Jan. 20. Inventory, £65.8.2, made by William Hoogland and 
John Opdycke. 

1787, May 10. Account by John Bodine, acting Executor. (Planta- 
tion (360 acres) sold for £558. Legacies were paid to George Shar- 
penstine, John Diltz, Harmon Diltz and D. Howell; also to J. Smith 
and Peter Barrick, two of the legatees of Peter Dilts, Jr., deceased. 

Lib. 15, p. 38. 

1765, May 21. Dilshaver, John, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. 
Ward. Son of Michael Tilsaver, of said place, yeoman. Guardian — 
Samuel Hannah, of Deerfield, said Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — 
Benjamin Garrison, of same place, yeoman. Witnesses — Daniel Clark 
and Maskell Ewing. The said John Tilsilver is over 14 years of age 
and made choice of his Guardian. (See also Tilsilver). Lib. 12, p. 170. 

1765, Feb. 28. DingTnan, Adam, of Walpack Twsp., Sussex Co., 
Gent., will of. Wife, Mary, her support, while she is my widow. 
Jacob, my first born, the best horse. Sons, Jacob, Adam, Jacobus, 
Samuel, Peteress, to have my lands. Daughters, Marytie and Eve, 
£50 each. Executors, my brother, Andries Dingman, of Upper Smith- 
field, Northampton Co., Penna., and Abraham Van Campen, Esq. of 

Walpack Twsp. Witnesses — Nicholas Emins, Joseph Chestnor, ? 

Proved Aug. 27, 1765. 

1765, April 6. Inventory, £419.2.8, made by Nicholas Emins and 
Johannes Westbrook. 

1768, June 24. Account, by Andries Dingman, surviving Executor. 

Lib. 12, p. 216; Lib. 12, p. 521. 



Il8 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1709, April 1. Disosway, Israel, of Staten Island. Int. Adm'r — 
Cornelius Dlsosway, brother of said Israel, of said place. Fellow- 
bondsman — Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 

Lib. K, p. 76. 

1766, Dec. 30. Dod, Daniel, of Newark, Essex Co., yeoman; will of. 
"Wife, Sarah, enough to make her comfortable. Daughters — Eunice 
Baldwin and Sarah Freeman, £5 each. Sons, Thomas and Amos, salt 
meadow. Son, Isaac, £15. Son, Joseph, £5. Son, Caleb, £15. My 
Indian purchase-right over the mountain, and at Whepennung, to 
my sons, Thomas, Daniel, Joseph and Amos. Son, Amos, my dwelling 
house, and rest of lands. Executors — sons, Daniel and Amos. Wit- 
nesses — John Peirson, John Dod, Jr., Samuel Billington. Proved Feb. 
27, 1767. Lib. I, p. 184. 

1768, June 25. Dod, John, of Newark, Essex Co. ; will of. Wife, Jemima, 
what the law provides. Daughter, Jemima, £15 and my loom, when 
18. Daughter, Elizabeth, £20 when 18. Sons Adonijah and Nekoda, 
my land over the mountain, at a place called the Great Swamp; that 
is, 70 acres to Adonijah, and 30 acres to Nekoda. Sons, Abel, 
Matthew and James, my dwelling and land about it, viz., to Abel, 
V4, part, and the rest equally to the other two sons. If the purchase 
right over the mountain be decided and lost, then Adonijah and 
Nekoda shall have their part in my house land. Executors — my 
brother-in-law, Amos Harrison, Esq., and my son, Adonijah. Wit- 
nesses — Daniel Cundict, Benjamin Williams, Jr., John Dod, Jr. Proved 
Oct. 18, 1768. Lib. I, p. 352. 

1761, March 11. Dorsett, James, of Monmouth Co.; will of. Wife, 
Ann, the use of my plantation, along with my two sons, Joseph 
and James. Son, Andrew, £50, and % of my salt meadows at Canas- 
kunk. Sons, James and Joseph, my land where I dwell, which land 
is to be sold after death of my wife. Daughters, Elizabeth and 
Mary Dorsett, household goods. Sons, Joseph and James, the rest of 
my salt meadows. Title to be given to Elias Bayley, to whom I have 
sold land. The land formerly belonging to my brother, Samuel, to 
be sold. Executors — my wife, son Joseph Dorsett, and John Wil- 
liams, Sr., of Freehold. Witnesses — Richard Herbert, John Dorsett, 
Rachel Pearse. Proved June 14, 1762. Lib. H, p. 130. 

1766. Sept. 30. Dorsett, John, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Lewis Forman, one of the creditors. Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas Hunn; both of said Co. "Witness — Elijah Dunham. 

1766, Sept. 15. Renunciation, by Catherine Dorsett, widow of said 
John, in favor of Lewis Forman. Witness — John Bowne. 

Lib. H, p. 642. 

1767, March 18. Doty, John, of Mendham, Morris Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'r — Nathaniel Doty, Jr., the eldest brother. Fellowbondsman — 
Jacob Doty; both of said place. Lib. I, p. 208. 

1768, Sept. 3. Doty, Joseph, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, my homestead where I live. Son, George, 5 
shillings. My two sons, Anthony and John, 5 shillings each. Oldest 
daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Jeremiah Ludlow, deceased, 5 shillings; 
and like sum to youngest daughter, Sarah, wife of William Carl. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 1 19 

To my said 3 sons, all of New Brittan, all my lands. Executors — 
wife, Sarah, and son, John. Witnesses — Phebe Hedger, Uriah 
Hedgers, Jr., William Willcocks. Proved Oct. 14, 1768. 

Lib. K, p. 48. 

1763, Oct. 39. Doud, Cornelius, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Aaron Doud, of Sussex Co. Fellowbondsman — James Cunine, 
of Hunterdon Co. Witness — Micajah How. Lib. 11, p. 459. 

1765, Nov. 21. Dougherty, Edward, of Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Son, James, plantation where I live, when he is 21; but, if he 
die under age, then it is to go to my three daughters, Rebecca, Cath- 
erine and Elizabeth Doughertys. My wife is to have y 3 my moveable 
estate, and the other % to my daughters, Rebecca and Elizabeth. 
Daughter, Catherine Dougherty, my little plantation, where Susan- 
nah Scott now lives, which contains 23 acres. Wife, Elizabeth, is to 
have y 3 the profits of the land. Executors — my friends, Andrew 
Standley and Allen Congleton. Witnesses — Joseph Corbet, William 
Cartey, William Stretch. Proved Dec. 21, 1765. 

1765, Dec. 19. Inventory, £425.0.9, made by Henry Sparks and 
Thomas Thackra. Lib. 12, p. 301. 

1766, Feb. 5. Doughty, Edward, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co., carpenter; will of. Wife, Margaret, % house and planta- 
tion where I dwell, and y 3 my grist mill; also live stock 
and household goods; and, after wife's death, the goods to 
be divided among my three daughters, Mary Lee, Margaret Risley and 
Rebecca Risley. Son, Edward, Jr., my plantation and all my lands, 
except 200 acres and my mill on Absecon beach, and, after his death, 
to his son Edward. Son, Robert, 4 acres where his house and mill 
stand, and also my grist mill; also the y 2 of my sawmill; and the 
other y 2 of saw mill I give to my son Edward. Son, Thomas, and 
my son, Abner, the land that was formerly Isaac Adams'. Son, Jon- 
athan, the plantation where he dwells. Son, John, 100 acres joining 
John Engersol's land; also 50 acres on Clames Branch, and 50 acres 
on Absecon Creek. Executor — son, Edward. Witnesses — Richard 
Risley, Debrow Cordrey, Rebecca Risley. Proved March 28, 1770 by 
Deborah Cordery. 

1770, March 23. Inventory, £64.1.0, made by Amos Ireland and John 
Steelman. Lib. 14, p. 263. 

1762, Dec. 9. Douglass, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Thomas Douglass. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Lawrence; both of said 
Co. Lib. 11, p. 240; File No. 7261 C. 

1768, June 21. Douglass, Thomas, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Phineas Bunting, of said place. Fellowbondsman — 
— John Robins, of Allen Town, Monmouth Co. 

1768, June 10. Inventory, £334.0.5, made by William Miller and 
George Middleton. 

1768, June 21. Renunciation by Elizabeth Douglass, the widow. 

Lib. 13, p. 434. 

1765, April 30. Dowd, Aaron, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., attorney- 
at-law; will of. Formerly of Newton in Sussex Co. Executors are 
to buy headstones, of marble, for Cornelius Dowd, Hannah Dowd 



120 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

and myself, and have the names cut thereon. To Ann Dowd, the 
widow of my father, Cornelius Dowd, £15. To the Presbyterian 
Church in Newtown and Hardwick, £10, towards building a meeting 
house on Charles Pettit's land in Hardwick, Sussex Co. To the man- 
agers, for building a schoolhouse, near Amos Pettit's in Newtown, 
£5. To Sarah, the wife of Joseph Yard, £30, for gratitude for the 
tender care she hath taken of me in my illness. To Benjamin 
Cooper, the books I hold with him in partnership. Friend, Joseph 
Phillips, my riding chair and mare. To Elizabeth and Ann Pettit, 
who are daughters of Amos Pettit, £20 each, when they are 18. My 
messuage in Trenton, containing 13 acres, which I hold by 2 deeds 
(one from Trustees of Robert Smith, dated 22 of April, 1758, and the 
other from Thomas Tindall and Mary his wife, dated 3 of Nov., 1761), 
I give to Wanell Cottnam (son of Abraham Cottnam), but, if he 
die before he is 21, then I give the same to George Cottnam, who is 
also a son of said Abraham. Land which I hold by deed from Cor- 
nelius and Ann Dowd I give to Joseph Phillips, Jr. I desire my ap- 
prentice, Isaac Lafoliot, to be bound to a person who will give him 
a trade and education. Executors — Abraham Cottnam, Esq., and 
Joseph Phillips. Witnesses — Arch'd William Yard, Isaac Allen, Rob- 
ert Dodd. Proved June 22, 1765. Lib. 12, p. 144. 

176S, March 9. Downy, John, of City of New Brunswick, Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. To wife, Ann, £200. Son, John, £200. Daughter, 
Elizabeth, £200. Executrix — wife, Ann. Witnesses — Joseph Vickers, 
Jacob Wiser, William Oake. Proved May 16, 1768. Lib. I. p. 269. 

1770, July 28. Dragrstrnni, Herman, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co., 
waterman. Int. Adm'r — Isaac Justison, yeoman. Fellowbondsman 
— Thomas Denny, Esq.; both of said place. Witnesses — Gideon Den- 
nis and John Ladd. 

1770, July 9. Inventory, £60.1.6, made by Andrew Vanneman and 
Thomas Denny. 

1770, July 9. Renunciation by his widow, Elizabeth Dragstrum, in 
favor of her brother, Isaac Justes. Lib. 15, p. 47. 

1759, July 28. Drake, Abraham, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co.; 
will of. Grandsons, Abraham and Jacob, the sons of my son Abra- 
ham, all my lands and grist mill; and they are to pay to my eldest 
son, Nathaniel, 20 shillings, and to my son, Jacob, 10 shillings, and 
to my son, Elisha, £40. Executors — my said grandsons. Witnesses 
— William Boyd, Thomas Throckmorton, John Van Tuyl. Proved 
May 6, 1763. Lib. 11, p. 456. 

1763, June 22. Drake, Benjamin, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. "Being aged." Wife, Hannah, all the goods she brought 
when I married her; also £50. Daughter, Rebecca, £40. Son, Zach- 
ariah, £40. Daughter, Hannah, £40. Grandson, William Drake, the 
son of William Drake, £5. To Isaac Eaton, minister of Baptist 
Church of Hopewell, £2. Son, Edmond, my plantation where I live. 
Executors — my sons, Edmond and Zachariah Drake. Witnesses — 
John Lamburt, Daniel Gano, John Drake. Proved Aug. 30, 1763. 

1763, Sept. 20. Inventory, £231.19.11, made by Reuben Armitage 
and William Bryant. Lib. 11, p. 422. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I761-I776 121 

1767, Jan. 15. Drake, Edmond, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. My Executors are to sell my estate at public sale and to pay 
the legacies ordered by my father's will that remain unpaid; and my 
father's apparel is to be divided between my three brothers, Thomas, 
Nathan and Daniel. Son, Nicholas, my apparel. Daughter, Cather- 
ine, £10. Daughter, Elizabeth, my bed. Executors — friends, Eph- 
raim Runyan and John Drake. Witnesses — Jacob Stout, Azariah 
Hunt. Proved Feb. 3, 1767. 

1767, Feb. 2. Inventory, £287.11.7, made by Reuben Armitage and 
Azariah Hunt. Lib. 13, p. 216. 

1765. March 13. Drake, Nathaniel, Sr., of Roxbury, Morris Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Nathaniel Drake, Jr., and Samuel Drake, sons of Na- 
thaniel Drake, Sr. Fellowbondsman — Jabesh Bell; all of said place. 

Lib. H, p. 423. 

1759, Feb. 21, Drake, Patience, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
widow; will of. Grandson, Ephraim Drake, son of Ephraim Drake, 
deceased, 4 shillings. Daughter, Rachel Runyon, set of curtains. 
Daughters, Martha Joans, Rachel Runyon and Elizabeth Burges, my 
apparel, sheets, etc. Grandson, Joseph Drake, son of Joseph, de- 
ceased, Bible. Grandson, Reuben Drake, son of said Joseph, silver 
headed cane. Grandson, Ephraim Drake, son of said Joseph, books. 
Grandson, Embly Drake, son of said Joseph, books. Grandson, Heze- 
kiah Dunham, son of Hez: Dunham, deceased, 40 shillings. Grand 
children, Patience and Francis Drake, daughter and son of Henry 
Drake, deceased, £10 and 10 shillings, which my son Henry borrowed 
of me. Grandchildren, the sons and daughters of my 3 sons, de- 
ceased, to wit, James, Henry and Joseph Drake, the rest of estate. 
Executors — friends, Benjamin Stelle and Phinehas Dunn. Witnesses 
— Henry Sharp, Denah Furgerson, Joseph Davis. Proved April 7, 
1762. Lib. H, p. 96. 

1763, Jan. IS. Draper, Edward, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., weaver. 
Int. Adm'r — Isaac Barber, of said place, yeoman. Fellowbondsmen 
— Daniel Bassett, yeoman, and Jechonias Wood, tanner; both of said 
place. 

1763, Jan. 6. Inventory, £295.11.10, made by Thomas Barber and 
Daniel Bassett. Lib. 11, p. 371. 

1764, March 5. Dreen, John, of Hanover Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Cobb, who was approved by the creditors. Fellow- 
bondsmen — Jacob Allerton and Joseph Kitchel; all of said place. 
Witness — Oliver Spencer. 

1764, Oct. 2. Inventory, made by Joseph Bond and Reuben Riggs. 

Lib. H, p.356. 

1767, April 20. Driller, William, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Driller. Fellowbondsmen — John Green and Martin Shipley, all 
of Oxford, said Co. Witness — James Hanna. 

1767, April 20. Inventory, £131.1.6, made by Richard Lannen and 
John Green. 

1770, May 24. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 12, p. 466; Lib. 15, p. 65. 



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1708, July 15. Drummond, Evan, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Mackay. Fellowbondsman — John Johnston; both of Perth Am- 
boy, said Co. This Adm'n is for the goods which remain unadmin- 
istered by Andrew Johnston and Andrew Hay, Executors of Evan 
Drummond, who are now also deceased. Witness — John Thomson. 

File No. 4507 L. (See Lib. C, p. 139). 

176S, Nov. 24. Drummond, Thomas, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Daniel Irwin. Fellowbondsman — Allan Cameron; both of said Co. 

1768, Nov. 24. Inventory, £39.12.8, "of estate of Thomas Drummond 
of Bernardstown, laborer," made by William Davison and Allan 
Cameron. 

1771, June 1. Account made at Baskingridge, by Adm'r. 

Lib. I, p. 363. 

1770, Feb. 6. Dubois, Garret, of Pitts Grove, Salem Co., bricklayer. 
Int. Adm'rs — Lurany Dubois, widow, and David Dubois, blacksmith. 
Fellowbondsmen — Jacob Dubois, blacksmith, and Samuel Elwell, mer- 
chant; all of said place. (See Israel Dubois). 

1770, Jan. 30. Inventory, £217.17.9, made by John Mayhew and Ja- 
cob Elwell. File No. 1161 Q. 

1770, Feb. 6. Dubois, Israel, of Salem. Int. Adm'rs — Lurany Du- 
bois and David Dubois. Inventory, £217.17.9. (See Garret Dubois). 

Lib. 15, p. 6. 

1768, Sept. 7. Dubois, Jacob, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Sons, John and Benjamin, the place where I live, when the youngest 
is 21. Wife to have y 2 my real and personal estate to help her bring 
up the children. Son, Solomon, £30. Son, Josiah, £30. Daughter, 
Mary, £30. W T ife now pregnant, and that child to have £15. Excu- 
tors — my wife, Mary, and my brother, Peter. "Witnesses — Cornelius 
Dubois, John Gray, John Nelson. Proved Oct. 13, 1768. 

1768, Oct. 10. Inventory, £358.13.0, made by Mathew Nieukirk and 
Jacob Dubois. Lib. 13, p. 479. 

1768, Dee. 10. Duffield, Adam, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Gray, of Piles Grove, Salem Co., doctor. Fellowbonds- 
man — Daniel Stretch, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., yeoman. 

1768, Nov. 28. Inventory, £30.3.4, made by Daniel Stretch and Ja- 
cob Paullin. Lib. 13, p. 477. 

1762, Dec. 8. Duglass, John, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. In- 
ventory £68.8.11. made by Jacob Lawrence and Abel Middleton. (See 
Lib. 11, p. 240). File No. 7261 C. 

1769, Aug. 23. Dumont, Rynear, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah Dumont, widow of said Rynear. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Blewer; both of said Co. Witness — Thomas Andrews. 

1769, Aug. 24. Inventory, £183.14.3, made by John Vroom and John 
Ten Eick. Lib. K. p. 121. 

1767, Sept. 21. Duncan, Mary, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Carey, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — John Skinner, of Middlesex Co. 
The said John Carey is principal creditor. Lib. I, p. 152. 

1761, April 7. Dunlap, Elizabeth, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., widow; 
will of. Grandson, John Wetherington, £10 when 21. To grand- 
children, David Wetherington and his sisters, Hannah, Rachel and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 123 

Sarah Wetherington, rest of my personal estate. Executor — my 
friend, Thomas Barber. Witnesses — Benjamin Johnson, Hannah Bar- 
ber, Edward Draper. Proved May 1, 1761. 

1761, April 20. Inventory, £440.8.11, made by Elisha Bassett and 
Edward Draper. Lib. 11, p. 13. 

1767, Nov. 2. Dnnlap, John, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Jane Dunlap, widow. Fellowbondsmen — David Dubois and James 
Dunlap, yeomen; all of said place. 

1767, Oct. 29. Inventory, £428.12.0, made by Jacob Elwell and Jacob 
Davis. Lib. 13, p. 279. 

1770, Jan. 22. Dunn, Hezekiah, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Hezekiah Dunn and Ephraim Darby. Fellowbondsman — William 
Landon; all of said place. Witness — David Frazer. Lib. 15, p. 2. 

1762, Feb. 1. Dunn, John, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x — Catherine Dunn, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsmen — 
John Mecum, of said place, yeoman, and Andrew Murdock, of Town 
of Salem, shopkeeper. 

1766, Oct. 18. Account by David Alexander and Catherine, his 
wife, late Catherine Dunn, Adm'x of John Dunn. "Paid Sarah Dunn 
for dower £48.1.0." Lib. 12, p. 304. 

1760, Feb. 13. Dunn, Phineas, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £50, to enable her to maintain the 
child she goes with. Wife is to have her support from the estate. 
Son, Jeremiah, my homestead where I live, and the land I bought 
of Jonathan Dunham, deceased, and the lot I bought of Joseph 
Mitchel, and the salt meadow which I bought of Jeremiah Drake, 
deceased. Son, Reuben, lot I bought of my brother, Benjamin Dunn, 
and the lot I bought of Daniel Dunham, adjoining thereto, and a salt 
meadow I bought of Joseph Hull, and one I bought of Boyley Arnold. 
Eldest daughter, Rachel Moore, the interest of £50, for her disobedi- 
ent and barbarous carriage to me, her tender parent, and I will her 
no more. Daughter, Sarah, £50 when 18. Son, Jephtha, £250 when 
18. Daughter, Sarah, to be put to live with my relatives, John and 
Anna Skillman. To my kinsman, Peter Sutten, £8. The unborn child 
is provided for. Executors — my friend, Nehemiah Dunham, and my 
brother, Benjamin Dunn. Witnesses — Masheck Hull, William Man- 
ning, Joseph Davis. Proved Sept. 4, 1761. Lib. H, p. 30. 

1766, April 22. Dunn, Sarah, of Salem, Salem Co., widow; will of. 
Daughter, Sarah Prockler, 5 shillings. Daughter, Ameay Murdock, 
the house and lot where I live, and, after her death, to my grand- 
son, John Murdock; but if he die before he is of age, then to my 
granddaughter, Hester Murdock. Executor — friend, Edward Keas- 
bey. Witnesses — Samuel Sims, Thomas Vaughan, Nathaniel Holmes. 
Proved May 21, 1768. 

1768, May 21. Inventory, £108.19.0, made by Samuel Sims and John 
Craven. Lib. 13, p. 395. 

1767, Dec. 18. Dunn, William, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Dunn, the principal creditor and father-in-law, of said Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — Edward Higgins, of Middlesex Co. 



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1767, Dec. 21. Inventory, £13.6.7, made by Jacob Bergen and Peter 
Berrien. 

1767, Dec. 18. Account by Adm'r. Lib. I, p. 208. 

1767, Jan. 24. Duseberry, George, of Newton, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Cattorn, % of my estate, and all she brought with her when I 
married her. Son, John, a horse and cow. Rest to be divided be- 
tween my daughters. Executors — wife, Cattorn, Peter Corcelius and 
Japheth Byron, Esq. Witnesses — John Hockabary, Peter Space, 
Japheth Byram. Proved Nov. 26, 1767. 

1767, Feb. 23. Inventory, £57.3.10, made by John Snuke and Johan- 
nis Conave. (See George Teireberger). Lib. 12, p. 532. 

1761, June 1. Dye, James, of South Ward of Perth Amboy, Middle- 
sex Co., yeoman; will of. My plantation to be sold. Of my estate, 
my wife, Sarah, is to have 2 parts, my sons, James, Andrew, David, 
John and Benjamin, each 2 parts, and my daughters, Mercy, Rachel, 
Anne and Sarah, each 1 part, when of age. Executors — wife, Sarah, 
my brother, Vinson Dye, and my friend, John Tomson. Witnesses — 
Stephen Warne, George Job, Stephen Warne, Jr. 

1763, Dec. 13. Codicil. The money which is due me by virtue of 
the will of my father, John Dye, to be collected. Witnesses — same 
as in will. Proved April 6, 1764. 

1764, April 17. Inventory, made by Vincent Dye and John Tomson. 

Lib. H, p. 427. 

1769, Feb. 4. Eacritt, James, of Pilesgrove Township, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. The plantation that my son, James, lives on, of 
340 acres, to be for him during his life, and then to go to my two 
grandsons, James Eacritt and Joseph Eacritt, sons of said son 
James. The plantation I live on, of 300 acres, to my son, John; 
in case he has a mind to live on it, he may during his life, but, if 
he will not live on it, it is to be rented, and the rent paid to his 
two sons, Isaac, and the next son, when they are 21: and after my 
son, John's, death, I give the said lands to my 2 grandsons, Isaac 
and his next eldest brother, sons of said John. To my friend, Jacob 
Richman, my cane and silver buckles. The remainder of my estate 
to be divided as follows: To my daughter, Mary, an equal part with 
all my granddaughters, of my sons James and John. Executor — 
friend, Jacob Richman. Witnesses — John Read, Samuel Read, John 
Coombs. Proved April 17, 1769. 

1769, April 14. Inventory, £137.13.4, made by John Mayhew and 
Thomas Sparks. Lib. 13, p. 539. 

1765, July 15. Eagrles, Alexander, of Newark, Essex Co., trader; 
will of. To my old mother, Margaret Eagles, £20. Sister, Margaret 
Nevens, £30. Sister, Easter Slit, in Ireland, £30. The five children of 
my sister, Mary, late wife of John Craig, £30. My brother, William 
Eagles, and brother, Thomas Eagles' 2 sons, viz., Thomas and Alex- 
ander, V> of the residue. Executors — my brother, Thomas, and Da- 
vid Burnit. Witnesses — David Burnet, Thomas Eagles, Robert Boyd. 
Proved July 29, 1765. Lib. H, p. 545. 

1766, Oet. 21. Eastlack, Reuben, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. My mother, Ann Alexander, £24. Sister, Han- 
nah Eastlack, £5. Wife, Ann Eastlack, rest of my estate. Execu- 



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tors — my wife, and my friend, Isaac Mickle. Witnesses — Joseph Arm- 
strong, Elizabeth Rabley, Richard Weekes. Proved Dec. 11, 1766. 

1766, Nov. 13. Inventory, £231.14.0, made by Richard Weekes and 
Owen Davis. Lib. 12, p. 361. 

1769, May 25. Eatton, Joanna, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
widow; will of. Daughter, Margaret Berrien, furniture. Daughter, 
Joanna Spencer's, daughters, all the rest. My negro man may be free, 
by paying my daughter, Sarah Tole, 40 shillings a year. Executors 
— daughters, Sarah Tole, and Joanna Spencer. Witnesses — Stephen 
Wardell, Jeremiah Bonham, Joseph Leonard. Proved Jan. 15, 1770. 

1770, Jan. 2. Inventory, £621.11.9, made by Jeremiah Bonham and 
Joseph Allen. Lib. K, p. 163. 

1756, March 30. Eatton, Joseph, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
surgeon; will of. Wife, Lucy, the improvement of half of my lands. 
Sons, John and Thomas, lands, and they are to be educated at the 
directions of my brother, Thomas Eatton. Executor — my brother, 
Thomas Eatton. Witnesses — John Allen, Jr., John Lippincott, Jr., 
Mary Lippincott. Proved May 6, 1761. 

1761, June 1. Whereas Joseph Eaton, in his will, appointed his 
brother, Thomas Eaton, to be his executor, and the said Thomas is 
removed out of the Province, into the Government of Georgia, now 
Lucy Eaton, the widow of Joseph, is appointed Adm'x with the will 
annexed. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Leonard, of said place. 

1761, May 8. Inventory £584.19.0, made by Josiah Holmes and 
Jeremiah Bonham. Lib. G, p. 445. 

1766, June 2S. Eayre, Ner, of Evesham, Burlington Co., carpenter. 
Int. Adm'r — Isaac Haines, of Northampton, said Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — Lawrence Webster, of Evesham. 

1766, June 19. Renunciation, by Grace Eayre, widow of Nerr 
Eayre. Witnesses — William Rogers and Thomas Haines. 

1766, Feb. 21. Inventory, £135.19.8, made by Benjamin More and 
Lawrence Webster. Lib. 12, p. 294. 

1765, May 3. Eayre, Richard, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
fuller, will of. Wife, Hannah, to enjoy the whole of estate, except 
that part ordered to be sold. Son, Asa, my fulling mill, lot belong- 
ing to dwelling, and lot between the races, when 21. Son, Thomas, 
house and lot where Robert Powell lives, and lot of 35 acres, be- 
tween lands of my brother, Thomas, and John Eayres, when 21. 
Son, Richard, land on south side of creek. Daughter, Mary Eayre 
£100 when 21. Executors — wife, Hannah, and my brother, Habba- 
kuk Eayre. Witnesses — Robert Powell, William Calvert, Thomas 
Eayre. Proved June 13, 1765. 

1765, June 10. Inventory, £233.13.3, made by Robert Powell and 
Solomon Haines. Lib. 12, p. 116. 

1771, Feb. 4. Account of Hannah Eayre and Habakkuk Eayre, 
Exrs. Lib. 15, p. 101. 

1761. Jan. 20. Eayre, Thomas, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Eldest son, Habbakkuk, 10 shillings. Son, Thomas, house, 
grist and saw mill on Ancokus creek. Son, Richard, a house and 
fulling mill. Son, Thomas, pine land. Sons, Richard and John, land 
at the Bear swamp. Son, Joseph, £500. Daughter, Sarah Burr, wife 
of Henry Burr, 10 shillings. Daughter, Hannah Eayre, £200. Execu- 



122 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1768, July 15. Drummond, Evan, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Mackay. Fellowbondsman — John Johnston; both of Perth Am- 
boy, said Co. This Adm'n is for the goods which remain unadmin- 
istered by Andrew Johnston and Andrew Hay, Executors of Evan 
Drummond, who are now also deceased. Witness — John Thomson. 

File No. 4507 L. (See Lib. C, p. 139). 

1768, Nov. 24. Drummond, Thomas, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Daniel Irwin. Fellowbondsman — Allan Cameron; both of said Co. 

1768, Nov. 24. Inventory, £39.12.8, "of estate of Thomas Drummond 
of Bernardstown, laborer," made by William Davison and Allan 
Cameron. 

1771, June 1. Account made at Baskingridge, by Adm'r. 

Lib. I, p. 363. 

1770, Feb. 6. Dubois, Garret, of Pitts Grove, Salem Co., bricklayer. 
Int. Adm'rs — Lurany Dubois, widow, and David Dubois, blacksmith. 
Fellowbondsmen — Jacob Dubois, blacksmith, and Samuel Elwell, mer- 
chant; all of said place. (See Israel Dubois). 

1770, Jan. 30. Inventory, £217.17.9, made by John Mayhew and Ja- 
cob Elwell. File No. 1161 Q. 

1770, Feb. 6. Dubois, Israel, of Salem. Int. Adm'rs — Lurany Du- 
bois and David Dubois. Inventory, £217.17.9. (See Garret Dubois). 

Lib. 15, p. 6. 

1768, Sept. 7. Dubois, Jacob, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Sons, John and Benjamin, the place where I live, when the youngest 
is 21. Wife to have % my real and personal estate to help her bring 
up the children. Son, Solomon, £30. Son, Josiah, £30. Daughter, 
Mary, £30. Wife now pregnant, and that child to have £15. Excu- 
tors — my wife, Mary, and my brother, Peter. Witnesses — Cornelius 
Dubois, John Gray, John Nelson. Proved Oct. 13, 1768. 

1768, Oct. 10. Inventory, £358.13.0, made by Mathew Nieukirk and 
Jacob Dubois. Lib. 13, p. 479. 

1768, Dee. 10. Duffleld, Adam, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Gray, of Piles Grove, Salem Co., doctor. Fellowbonds- 
man — Daniel Stretch, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., yeoman. 

1768, Nov. 28. Inventory, £30.3.4, made by Daniel Stretch and Ja- 
cob Paullin. Lib. 13, p. 477. 

1762, Dec. 8. Duglass, John, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. In- 
ventory £68.8.11. made by Jacob Lawrence and Abel Middleton. (See 
Lib. 11, p. 240). File No. 7261 C. 

1769, Aug. 23. Dumont, Rynear, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah Dumont, widow of said Rynear. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Blewer; both of said Co. Witness — Thomas Andrews. 

1769, Aug. 24. Inventory, £183.14.3, made by John Vroom and John 
Ten Eick. Lib. K. p. 121. 

1767, Sept. 21. Duncan, Mary, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Carey, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — John Skinner, of Middlesex Co. 
The said John Carey is principal creditor. Lib. I, p. 152. 

1761, April 7. Dunlap, Elizabeth, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., widow; 
will of. Grandson, John Wetherington, £10 when 21. To grand- 
children, David Wetherington and his sisters, Hannah, Rachel and 



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Sarah Wetherington, rest of my personal estate. Executor — my 
friend, Thomas Barber. Witnesses — Benjamin Johnson, Hannah Bar- 
ber, Edward Draper. Proved May 1, 1761. 

1761, April 20. Inventory, £440.8.11, made by Elisha Bassett and 
Edward Draper. Lib. 11, p. 13. 

1767, IVov. 2. Dunlap, John, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Jane Dunlap, widow. Fellowbondsmen — David Dubois and James 
Dunlap, yeomen; all of said place. 

1767, Oct. 29. Inventory, £428.12.0, made by Jacob Elwell and Jacob 
Davis. Lib. 13, p. 279. 

1770, Jan. 22. Dnnn, Hezekiah, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Hezekiah Dunn and Ephraim Darby. Fellowbondsman — William 
Landon; all of said place. Witness — David Frazer. Lib. 15, p. 2. 

1762, Feb. 1. Dunn, John, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x — Catherine Dunn, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsmen — 
John Mecum, of said place, yeoman, and Andrew Murdock, of Town 
of Salem, shopkeeper. 

1766, Oct. 18. Account by David Alexander and Catherine, his 
wife, late Catherine Dunn, Adm'x of John Dunn. "Paid Sarah Dunn 
for dower £48.1.0." Lib. 12, p. 304. 

1760, Feb. 13. Dunn, Phineas, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £50, to enable her to maintain the 
child she goes with. Wife is to have her support from the estate. 
Son, Jeremiah, my homestead where I live, and the land I bought 
of Jonathan Dunham, deceased, and the lot I bought of Joseph 
Mitchel, and the salt meadow which I bought of Jeremiah Drake, 
deceased. Son, Reuben, lot I bought of my brother, Benjamin Dunn, 
and the lot I bought of Daniel Dunham, adjoining thereto, and a salt 
meadow I bought of Joseph Hull, and one I bought of Boyley Arnold. 
Eldest daughter, Rachel Moore, the interest of £50, for her disobedi- 
ent and barbarous carriage to me, her tender parent, and I will her 
no more. Daughter, Sarah, £50 when 18. Son, Jephtha, £250 when 
18. Daughter, Sarah, to be put to live with my relatives, John and 
Anna Skillman. To my kinsman, Peter Sutten, £8. The unborn child 
is provided for. Executors — my friend, Nehemiah Dunham, and my 
brother, Benjamin Dunn. Witnesses — Masheck Hull, William Man- 
ning, Joseph Davis. Proved Sept. 4, 1761. Lib. H, p. 30. 

1766, April 22. Dunn. Sarah, of Salem, Salem Co., widow; will of. 
Daughter, Sarah Prockler, 5 shillings. Daughter, Ameay Murdock, 
the house and lot where I live, and, after her death, to my grand- 
son, John Murdock; but if he die before he is of age, then to my 
granddaughter, Hester Murdock. Executor — friend, Edward Keas- 
bey. Witnesses — Samuel Sims, Thomas Vaughan, Nathaniel Holmes. 
Proved May 21, 1768. 

1768, May 21. Inventory, £108.19.0, made by Samuel Sims and John 
Craven. Lib. 13, p. 395. 

1767, Dec. 18. Dunn, William, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Dunn, the principal creditor and father-in-law, of said Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — Edward Higgins, of Middlesex Co. 



124 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1767, Dec. 21. Inventory, £13.6.7, made by Jacob Bergen and Peter 
Berrien. 

1767, Dec. 18. Account by Adm'r. Lib. I, p. 208. 

1767, Jan. 24. Duseberry, George, of Newton, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Cattorn, % of my estate, and all she brought with her when I 
married her. Son, John, a horse and cow. Rest to be divided be- 
tween my daughters. Executors — wife, Cattorn, Peter Corcelius and 
Japheth Byron, Esq. Witnesses — John Hockabary, Peter Space, 
Japheth Byram. Proved Nov. 26, 1767. 

1767, Feb. 23. Inventory, £57.3.10, made by John Snuke and Johan- 
nis Conave. (See George Teireberger). Lib. 12, p. 532. 

1761, June 1. Dye, James, of South Ward of Perth Amboy, Middle- 
sex Co., yeoman; will of. My plantation to be sold. Of my estate, 
my wife, Sarah, is to have 2 parts, my sons, James, Andrew, David, 
John and Benjamin, each 2 parts, and my daughters, Mercy, Rachel, 
Anne and Sarah, each 1 part, when of age. Executors — wife, Sarah, 
my brother, Vinson Dye, and my friend, John Tomson. Witnesses — 
Stephen Warne, George Job, Stephen Warne, Jr. 

1763, Dec. 13. Codicil. The money which is due me by virtue of 
the will of my father, John Dye, to be collected. Witnesses — same 
as in will. Proved April 6, 1764. 

1764, April 17. Inventory, made by Vincent Dye and John Tomson. 

Lib. H, p. 427. 

1769, Feb. 4. Eaeritt, James, of Pilesgrove Township, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. The plantation that my son, James, lives on, of 
340 acres, to be for him during his life, and then to go to my two 
grandsons, James Eaeritt and Joseph Eaeritt, sons of said son 
James. The plantation I live on, of 300 acres, to my son, John; 
in case he has a mind to live on it, he may during his life, but, if 
he will not live on it, it is to be rented, and the rent paid to his 
two sons, Isaac, and the next son, when they are 21; and after my 
son, John's, death, I give the said lands to my 2 grandsons, Isaac 
and his next eldest brother, sons of said John. To my friend, Jacob 
Richman, my cane and silver buckles. The remainder of my estate 
to be divided as follows: To my daughter, Mary, an equal part with 
all my granddaughters, of my sons James and John. Executor — 
friend, Jacob Richman. Witnesses — John Read, Samuel Read, John 
Coombs. Proved April 17, 1769. 

1769, April 14. Inventory, £137.13.4, made by John Mayhew and 
Thomas Sparks. Lib. 13, p. 539. 

1765, July 15. Eagles, Alexander, of Newark, Essex Co., trader; 
will of. To my old mother, Margaret Eagles, £20. Sister, Margaret 
Nevens, £30. Sister, Easter Slit, in Ireland, £30. The five children of 
my sister, Mary, late wife of John Craig, £30. My brother, William 
Eagles, and brother, Thomas Eagles' 2 sons, viz., Thomas and Alex- 
ander, y 2 of the residue. Executors — my brother, Thomas, and Da- 
vid Burnit. Witnesses — David Burnet, Thomas Eagles, Robert Boyd. 
Proved July 29, 1765. Lib. H, p. 545. 

1766, Oct. 21. Eastlaek, Reuben, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. My mother, Ann Alexander, £24. Sister, Han- 
nah Eastlaek, £5. Wife, Ann Eastlaek, rest of my estate. Execu- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 125 

tors — my wife, and my friend, Isaac Mickle. Witnesses — Joseph Arm- 
strong-, Elizabeth Rabley, Richard Weekes. Proved Dec. 11, 1766. 

1766, Nov. 13. Inventory, £231.14.0, made by Richard Weekes and 

Owen Davis. Lib. 12, p. 361. 

1769, May 25. Eatton, Joanna, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
widow; will of. Daughter, Margaret Berrien, furniture. Daughter, 
Joanna Spencer's, daughters, all the rest. My negro man may be free, 
by paying my daughter, Sarah Tole, 40 shillings a year. Executors 
— daughters, Sarah Tole, and Joanna Spencer. Witnesses — Stephen 
Wardell, Jeremiah Bonham, Joseph Leonard. Proved Jan. 15, 1770. 

1770, Jan. 2. Inventory, £621.11.9, made by Jeremiah Bonham and 
Joseph Allen. Lib. K, p. 163. 

1756, March 30. Eatton, Joseph, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
surgeon; will of. Wife, Lucy, the improvement of half of my lands. 
Sons, John and Thomas, lands, and they are to be educated at the 
directions of my brother, Thomas Eatton. Executor — my brother, 
Thomas Eatton. Witnesses — John Allen, Jr., John Lippincott, Jr., 
Mary Lippincott. Proved May 6, 1761. 

1761, June 1. Whereas Joseph Eaton, in his will, appointed his 
brother, Thomas Eaton, to be his executor, and the said Thomas is 
removed out of the Province, into the Government of Georgia, now 
Lucy Eaton, the widow of Joseph, is appointed Adm'x with the will 
annexed. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Leonard, of said place. 

1761, May 8. Inventory £584.19.0, made by Josiah Holmes and 
Jeremiah Bonham. Lib. G, p. 445. 

1766, June 28. Eayre, Ner, of Evesham, Burlington Co., carpenter. 
Int. Adm'r — Isaac Haines, of Northampton, said Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — Lawrence Webster, of Evesham. 

1766, June 19. Renunciation, by Grace Eayre, widow of Nerr 
Eayre. Witnesses — William Rogers and Thomas Haines. 

1766, Feb. 21. Inventory, £135.19.8, made by Benjamin More and 
Lawrence Webster. Lib. 12, p. 294. 

1765, May 3. Eayre, Richard, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
fuller, will of. Wife, Hannah, to enjoy the whole of estate, except 
that part ordered to be sold. Son, Asa, my fulling mill, lot belong- 
ing to dwelling, and lot between the races, when 21. Son, Thomas, 
house and lot where Robert Powell lives, and lot of 35 acres, be- 
tween lands of my brother, Thomas, and John Eayres, when 21. 
Son, Richard, land on south side of creek. Daughter, Mary Eayre 
£100 when 21. Executors — wife, Hannah, and my brother, Habba- 
kuk Eayre. Witnesses — Robert Powell, William Calvert, Thomas 
Eayre. Proved June 13, 1765. 

1765, June 10. Inventory, £233.13.3, made by Robert Powell and 
Solomon Haines. Lib. 12, p. 116. 

1771, Feb. 4. Account of Hannah Eayre and Habakkuk Eayre, 
Ex'rs. Lib. 15, p. 101. 

1761, Jan. 20. Eayre, Thomas, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Eldest son, Habbakkuk, 10 shillings. Son, Thomas, house, 
grist and saw mill on Ancokus creek. Son, Richard, a house and 
fulling mill. Son, Thomas, pine land. Sons, Richard and John, land 
at the Bear swamp. Son, Joseph, £500. Daughter, Sarah Burr, wife 
of Henry Burr, 10 shillings. Daughter, Hannah Eayre, £200. Execu- 



126 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

tors — sons, Habbakkuk and Thomas. Witnesses — Jacob Wigmore, 
John Burr, Jr., Stephen Sarish. Proved Feb. 11, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 348. 

1761, Jan. 10. Inventory, £1051.5.6, made by Joseph Mullen and 
Solomon Haines. 

17<»5, Oot. 24. Eayre, Thomas, of Eayres Town, in Northampton, 
Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Kitura. various goods and 
£30; also to be paid £30 yearly by my son, Hoza. Daughter, Re- 
beccah Eayre, 90 acres when 21. Son, Hoza, my house, mill and saw 
mill, called Eayre's Mills, and 10 acres which I bought of my brother, 
Richard Eayre, dec'd. Son, Levi, several tracts. Youngest son, 
Thomas, lands. Residue of estate to my wife and all my children. 
My children are Habbakkuk, Richard, dec'd, John and Joseph. Ex- 
ecutors — my brother, Habbakkuk Eayre, and brother-in-law, John 
Moore. Witnesses — Robert Powell, Ner Eayre, John Burr, Jr. 

1765, Oct. 24. Codicil. Witnesses — John Burr, Jr., Ner Eayre. 

1770, Feb. 28. Codicil. Younger daughter, Hannah Eayre, land 
I bought of John Fisher. I also make my brother, John Eayre, one 
of the executors. Witnesses — Henry Burr, John Wills, John Burr. 
Proved March 24, 1770. 

1770, March 22. Inventory, £668.3.3. made by Hezekiah Jones and 
Abraham Borton. Lib. 14, p. 285. 

1770, May 22. Account of Habakkuk Eayre, John Eayre and John 
Moore, Ex'rs of Thomas Eayre, Jr., who was Ex'r of his father, Thom- 
as Eayre. "Legacy paid to Joseph Eayre and to Sarah Eayre." Later 
accounts Jan. 16, 1772. File 9135 C. (See Lib. 10, p. 348). 

1762, May 15. Eazler, Christopher, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Hendrick Goegletts. Fellowbondsman — John Taylor; both of Mid- 
dletown, said Co. 

1762, June 3. Inventory, made by John Dorsett and Joseph Dor- 
sett. Lib. H, p. 103. 

17(>:t, Jan. 18. Relprar, Alexander, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary Edgar, cows, negros, goods, etc. Son, Thomas, 
house where I live, and 100 acres to be taken off the lower end, and 
10 acres of woodland off of that place joining Joseph Freeman, and 
he is to pay £200 to my son, William. To son, James, the rest of my 
home place, and 5 acres of woodland adjoining Joseph Freeman, and 
he is to pay £50 to my son, William. Son, David, the place that 
formerly belonged to Thomas Pike, which I bought of Samuel Crow- 
er, and the rest of that lot by Joseph Freeman. Son, William, £450 
when he is 21. Daughter, Sarah, £100 when 18. Daughter, Jannet, 
£150 when 18. Daughter, Mary, £150 when 18. That 11 acres of land 
which I bought of James Kelly, Jr., to be sold. Executors — wife, 
Mary, and my brothers, David Edgar and William Smith. Witnesses 
— Moses Bloomfleld, Jonathan Bloomfleld, Jonathan Alston. Proved 
Aug. 22, 1763. Lib. H, p. 283. 

1750, May 5. Edsall, James, of Bergen Co., weaver; will of. Eldest 
brother, John, a mourning ring. Mother, Mary Banks, interest of 
the bond of Anttebee Earle, and, at her death, equally to my broth- 
ers and sisters, viz., John Edsall, Elizabeth Earle, Mary Wendell, 
Catrian Edsall, Anne Edsall, Hana Edsall and Samuel Edsall. Ex- 
ecutors — uncle, John Edsall, and Hartman Brinkerhoff. Witnesses — 
Jacob Banta, Calasa Brinkerhoff and James McKinley. Proved Dec 
7, 1764. Lib. H, p. 504. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O \2J 

1766, Sept. 15. Edwards, James, of Cape May Co., gentleman; will 
of. Daughter, Mary Mulford, V3 my plantation, on northeast 
side, and % my back land, and same never to be sold, but 
to descend from heir to heir forever. Daughter Elizabeth Ed- 
wards, V 3 my plantaion, to the southwest of Mary Mulford's, 
and V3 my back land, and never to be sold but to descend 
from heir to heir forever. Daughter, Rachel Crowell, % my planta- 
tion, to the southwest of Elizabeth Edwards', and V3 my back lands, 
and never to be sold, but to descend from heir to heir forever. My 
daughter, Rachel Crowell, may live in the "leento" for the space of 
10 years. My daughter, Mary Mulford, is to pay to my grand- 
daughter, Sarah Hand, £10, when she is 21. Daughter, Rachel Crow- 
ell, is to pay her £15, and daughter, Elizabeth Edwards, to pay her, 
£25. Executors — my daughter, Mary Mulford, my son-in-law, Ezekiel 
Mulford, my daughter, Rachel Crowell, my son-in-law, Jacob Crow- 
ell. Witnesses — Abner Corson, Lewis Cresse, Anthony Cresse. 

1766, Sept. 18. Codicil. I appoint Henry Hand, of the Lower Pre- 
cinct, as Guardian of my daughter, Elizabeth Edwards. 

1766, Oct. 31. Codicil. My son-in-law, Jacob Crowell, is to be 
Guardian of my daughter, Elizabeth. I now make my son-in-law, 
Jacob Crowell, Executor, instead of Mary Mulford, Ezekiel Mulford 
and Rachel Crowell. Proved Nov. 24, 1767. 

1766, Dec. 29. Inventory, £85.5.1, made by John Eldredge and Lewis 
Cresse. Lib. 13, p. 361. 

1764, April 6. Edwards, John, of Haines Neck, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Mary, use of all my lands to bring up the children; 
but, if she marry, then my sons, Daniel and John, to have the said 
land. Son, Brandriff Edwards, £3 when 21. Son, Joseph, £5. To 
rest of my children the remainder of my personal estate. Executors 
— son, Daniel, and Francis Miles. Witnesses — Michael Pedrick, Han- 
nah Maines, William Stretch. Proved Sept. 29, 1764. 

1764, May 8. Inventory, £303.16.10, made by Michael Pedrick and 
John Procter. Lib. 12, p. 98. 

1769, Oct. 16. Egberts, Isaac, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Catharine, silver teaspoons, bed, etc., and use of all 
real and personal till my youngest child is 14, or her marriage, 
when estate is to be divided between my wife and daughters, Bar- 
bara, Francyntje and Femmetje, son Thomas, daughters Susanna and 
Maria, son Jacobus, and daughter Fannetje. Executors — my wife 
and friends, Thomas Van Dyck and John Schuurman. Witnesses — 
William Ouke, John Van Buren, Andrew Norwood. Proved Dec. 25, 
1769. Lib. K, p. 168. 

1764, June 2. Egborson, Lawrence, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Lawrence Egborson (Egbertson) yeoman. Fellowbonds- 
man — Samuel Tyler, clothier; both of said place. Witness — Uzal 
Woodruff. 

1764, June 1. Renunciation of Christian Egborson, widow of Law- 
rence Egborson, in favor of her son, Lawrence Egbertson. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Tyler, and Isaac Gillam. Lib. H, p. 357. 

1767, June 15. Eesman, Christopher, of Waterford Twsp., Glouces- 
ter Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'x — Deborah Eggman, widow. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Wallace, of said place. 

1767, June 11. Inventory, £44.4.6, made by John Stone, and John 
W T allace. Lib. 13, p. 104. 



128 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1763, Jane 18. Eglington, Timothy, Greenwich, Gloucester Co. Ac- 
count by John Eglington, the Adm'r. (See "N. J. Archives," "Vol. 32, 
p. 103). File No. 703 H. 

1703, Jan. 31, Eldredge, Thomas, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Glory Eldredge (who signs her name "Glory Aner Eldredge") Fel- 
lowbondsman — Eli Eldredge; both of said Co. Witnesses — Jacob 
Hand and Zebulon Swain. 

1763, Jan. 31. Inventory, £228.14.7%, made by Providence Ludlam 
and Zebulon Swain. Lib. 11, p. 414. 

1765, June 17. Eldredge, William, of Cape May Co.; will of. My 
wife, use of % my lands, with the house I live in, and at her death 
to my sons, John and Eli. Wife, Esther, % of moveable estate. 
Daughter, Esther Garison, £20. Daughter, Hannah Morris, £20. 
Grandson, Elihu Eldredge £10 when 21. Grandson, Daniel Eldredge, 
£8 when 21. Granddaughter, Mary Eldredge, 20 shillings when 18. 
Grandson, Thomas Eldredge, £8. when 21. Executors — sons, Jehu 
and Eli. Witnesses — Daniel Hildreth, Joshua Hildreth, Jr., Mary 
Peterson. Proved Jan. 16, 1769. 

1769, Jan. 25. Inventory, £110.12.1%, made by Zebulon Swain and 
Philip Godfrey. Lib. 14, p. 175. 

1764, Oct. 9. Eldridge, Jonathan, of Springfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Abigail, household goods, and my Executors 
are to build a house, 18 by 22 feet, one story high, on that part of 
my plantation called Chestnut Island, for her while my widow, and 
to pay to her £10 yearly; and I also give her £50. My nephew, Sam- 
uel Brain, £40 when 21 and 3 yearly payments thereafter. To niece, 
Charity, the wife of Milentus Woolston, £6. Son, John, % of the 
plantation where I live, when 21, and a third of the rest of my lands. 
Son, David, one other third of said lands. Son, Daniel, one other 
third, on conditions as follows: that my sons, John, David and Dan- 
iel, my sons Noah and Job, my daughter, Mary, and the child there- 
with my wife is pregnant, an equal share of the whole estate. 
Executors — my brother, Obadiah Eldridge and Jabez Eldridge. Wit- 
nesses — John Zelley, Cornelius Morford, Daniel Jones, Jr. Proved 
Nov. 3, 1764. Lib. 12, p. 28. 

1764, Oct. 17. Inventory, £1,452.5.1, made by Thomas Butcher and 
John Zelley. 

1761, April 12, Eldridge. Obadiah, of Springfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Reuben, £20. Sons, Ezekiel, Obadiah and 
Jonathan, 5 shillings each. Daughter, Ame (Amy) McClutch, £5. 
My clothing to my 5 sons. My plantation in Springfield that joins 
James Langstaff to my daughter, Sarah Harris, the wife of John 
Harris, and at her death to my son, Jabez. Executrix — daughter, 
Sarah Harris. Witnesses — Abel Thomas, Sarah Woolman, John 
Woolman. Proved May 24, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 208. 

1762, May 15. Inventory, £121.10.7%, made by Lot Ridgway and 
Richard Collins. 

1767, Nov. 4. Ellett, Sarah, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Charles 
Ellett, of Mannington, said Co. Fellowbondsmen — Edmund Weth- 
erby, of Mannington, and Daniel Wetherby, of Penns Neck, said Co. 

Lib. 13, p. 279. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 120, 

1756, Dec. 10. Ellis, Francis, of Mansfield, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Son, John, the plantation where I live, and he to pay to his brother, 
Aaron, £50. Son, Aaron, a cedar swamp. Daughter, Elizabeth, the 
wife of Joseph English, one shilling. Son, Peter, £25 when 21. Son, 
Job, £20 when 21. Son, Barzillai, £25 when 21. Daughter, Sarah, £20 
when 18. Wife, Leah, £50, and "diet off the farm." Executors — 
sons, Aaron and John. Witnesses — John Fenimore, Jr., John Ditch- 
field, John Fenimore. Proved March 9, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 153. 

1763, Oct. 29. Ellis, Mary, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Daughter of 
Jonathan Ellis, deceased, of said Co., who makes choice of Thomas 
Reading as her guardian. 

1763, Oct. 29. Guardian — Thomas Reading, of Amwell, Hunterdon 
Co. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Hollinshead, of City of Burlington. 
Witness — Jacob Hollinshead. Lib. 11, p. 419. 

1761, June 13. Ellison, John, of Burlington Co., Int. Adm'r — Jo- 
seph Ellison. Fellowbondsmen — John Ellison and James Ellison; all 
of Mansfield Twsp., said Co. Lib. 10, p. 176. 

1761, April 29. Inventory, £320.17.9, made by George Folwell and 
William Folwell. 

1767, Aus. 30. Ellison, Samuel, of South Ward of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Jane, goods with which to keep house. 
The land joining David Provost, in South Amboy, the salt meadow 
in Cheesequakes meadow, and the bog at the "burnt fly," to be sold, 
the money to be put to interest, and, at the end of 13 years, to be 
divided between my 2 sons, Seth and Samuel; during which time 
my wife is to live on my place. Wife to have the rent of the place 
where William Stevenson lives, and, after 13 years, to be sold, and 
the money divided between my daughters, Margaret, Martha, Sarah 
and Mary; also the infant my wife is pregnant with. Executors — 
my sister's husband, Obadiah Buckalew, and my cousin, James Mor- 
gan; both of South Amboy. Witnesses — John Green, Joseph Ellison, 
Obadiah Herbert. Proved Aug. 31, 1767. 

1767, Sept. 2. Inventory, £451.10.10, made by Samuel Ker, Samuel 
Warne, Joshua Warne. 

1767, Sept. 7. List of goods sold, to Joseph Ellison, Seth Ellison, 
Jr., Jane Ellison widow, and others, to the amount of £376.7.3. 

1768, Nov. 7. Account filed. Payments to Abraham Tappen, at 
Staten Island; to Cathern Ker, midwife, and to others. Lib. I, p. 154. 

1770, March 20. Ellison, Seth, of South Ward of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Eldest son, Thomas, all my lands in Hemp- 
stead, Long Island. Daughter, Sarah Lamberson, that part of my 
plantation lying to the west of Cornelius Lamberson's house, and is 
part of the plantation I live on. To said Sarah, and my son Joseph, 
land on west side of the brook. Daughter, Martha Buckalew, the 
land in Middletown Twsp., Monmouth Co. Son, Joseph, the V 2 of 
the plantation I live on (except what is given to daughter Sarah), 
and the other y 2 to my grandsons, Seth and Samuel (sons of my son 
Samuel, deceased). My wife, Martha, to live in this house, and my 
son, Joseph, to provide for his mother. Executors — son, Joseph, and 
my nephew, William Morgan. Witnesses — John Davison, Daniel 
Morrell, Obadiah Herbert. Proved May 24, 1770. Lib. K, p. 206. 

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1766, Sept. 10. Ellison, Thomas, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. My wife, Margaret, £5, besides the sum that was 
agreed upon between us before marriage. Daughter, Annar Allen's, 
eldest son, Samuel Allen, 5 shillings. Granddaughters, Elizabeth 
Ellison and Mary Ellison, £5 each; but, if they die, then it is to go 
to my 3 daughters, Rebekah, Hannah and Elizabeth. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Morris, £30. Daughter, Rebekah Ellison, £40. Daughter, 
Hannah, £40. Lands to be sold. Sons, Amos, Lewis and Thomas, 
rest of estate. Executors — friend, William Morton, and my son, 
Lewis. Witnesses — William Brewer, Robert Morris, Garret Long- 
street. Proved Dec. 1, 1770. 

1770, Nov. 24. Inventory, made by Garret Longstreet, Samuel Os- 
born, William Jackson, Jr. Lib. K, p. 291. 

1770, April 9. Elmer, Abigail, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; widow 
of Daniel Elmer, Esq.; will of. Daughter, Abigail Ray, widow of 
James Ray, £10. Son, Daniel Elmer, £1. Sons, Jonathan and Tim- 
othy, £5 each. Son, Ebenezer, £1. Daughter, Deborah, wife of Lot 
Fithian, £1. Daughter, Victarina, £5. Daughter, Violetta Elmer, 
£20 (not 14). Son, Ebenezer Elmer, all my land, he paying to my 
daughter, Violetta Elmer, £50, as directed in my husband's will, when 
she is 18. Executors — sons, Daniel Elmer and Jonathan Elmer. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Wescot, Ephraim Harris, William Ramsay. Proved 
Oct. 11, 1770. 

1770, July 11. Inventory, £47.14.10, made by David Wescote and 
Ephraim Harris. Lib. 14, p. 325. 

1761, April 9. Elmer, Daniel, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
My executors to pay James Ray, on his removing from the planta- 
tion where he lives, all sums he has expended towards the building 
of the house where he lives. My wife, Abigail, % my personal estate, 
and use of % the land on south side of Cedar Creek, in Fairfield. 
Son, Daniel, *£ my land near Flying Point aforesaid, of about 500 
acres, he paying to my 2 sons, Jonathan and Timothy, £25 each, 
when 21. Son, Daniel % my salt meadow on Jones' Island. Son, 
Ebenezer, % the land near Flying Point, he paying to my daughter, 
Violetta Elmer, £50, when she is 18. Daughter, Abigail Ray, £10; 
also to her and to her husband, James Ray, the use of the place 
where they live till Aug. 1, 1762. Daughter, Deborah Elmer, £40, 
when 18. Daughter, Victorina Elmer, £40, when 18. Daughter, Vio- 
letta Elmer, 20 shillings when 18. Executors — wife, Abigail, and 
my son, Daniel. Witnesses — Jonathan Lorance, Henry Peirson, Han- 
nah Peirson. Proved June 26, 1761. 

1761, May 20. Inventory, £691.2.2, made by Thomas Harris and 
Jonathan Lorance. Lib. 11, p. 152. 

1770, April 6. Elston, Elizabeth, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of Spencer Elston, of said Co., deceased, who makes choice of 
John Elston as her Guardian. 

1770, April 6. Guardian — John Elston. Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
P. Force; both of Woodbridge, said Co. Lib. K, p. 191. 

1762, Oct. 1. Elstone, Benjamin, of Woodbridge, Middlseex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Jonathan Bishop, a creditor. Fellowbondsman — Sam- 
uel Jaques; both of said place. Witness — John Smyth. 

Lib. H, p. 189. 



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1764, May 11. Elton, Revell, KNq H of Northampton, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ann, all personal estate, and profits of plantation 
now in tenure of son, Revell, during her life. Son, Robert, and my 
two daughters, Elizabeth, the wife of William Lindal, and Hannah, 
the widow of John Deacon, Jr., 5 shillings each. Son, Thomas, a 
cedar swamp of 3 acres, and % of my landing, known as Gerrish's 
Landing. Son, Revell, my plantation, after the death of my 
wife. Executor — son, Revell. Assistant — Henry Paxson, Esq. Wit- 
nesses — Peter Bard, John Clark, Daniel Jones, Jr. Proved Feb. 28, 
1765. Lib. 12, p. 70. 

1765, June 15. Elver, Anthony, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Silas Goff, gent. Fellowbondsman — William Goff; both of said Co. 
Witness — John Shaw. 

1765, March 5. Inventory, £20.7.9, made by John Shaw and Wil- 
liam Goff. Lib. 12, p. 249. 

1763, May 18. Elwell, Mary, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., widow. 
Int. Adm'r — Hance Jaquat. Fellowbondsmen — Joseph Jaquat and 
John Hickman; all of Lower Penns Neck, said Co. 

1763, Feb. 4. Inventory, £52.11.5, made by John Hickman and 
Hugh Davis. Lib. 11, p. 372. 

1761, Feb. 16. Ely, Jaeob, of Greenwich, Sussex Co., tailor; will of. 
To my sister's children, John Hunt, Joshua Hunt and Sarah Hunt, 
£10 each. Rest of my estate to my brother, Isaac Ely's children, and 
to my brother, Thomas Ely's children, and to my sister, Sarah 
Hunt's children, and to my sister, Elizabeth Powner's children. Ex- 
cutors — my friends, William Bishop and Jonathan Robins. Wit- 
nesses — Christopher Folkenberg, Christian Sharpenstine. Proved 
April 2, 1761. 

1761, March 7. Inventory, £564.18.11, made by Christyon Sharpen- 
stine and William Robins. Lib. 10, p. 569. 

1767, July 25. Ely, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Brother, Stephen Ely, 20 shillings. Brother, George Ely, a like 
amount. Daughter, Elizabeth Ely, £200 when 21. Wife, Sarah Ely, 
rest of my estate. Executrix — my wife, Sarah. Witnesses — Samuel 
John Wells, Robert Singer, David Brearley, Jr. Proved Sept. 19, 
1767. Lib. 13, p. 248. 

1763, Nov. 10. Ely, William, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Son, John Ely, £5. Wife, Jemima, may live in my house near Peter 
Hankerson's. Son, Stephen, house where I live, and the lot where 
James Mathis and Richard Burden now live, which joins it, as also 
that of Joseph DeCow. Son, George, the land I bought of David 
and Mahlon Wright, on the Maidenhead road. The land which I 
bought of Benjamin Biles, on the Hopewell road, joining Elizabeth 
Biles and Andrew Reed, to be sold. My four youngest children to 
have schooling. Daughter, Rebecca, is under 8. Son, George, to be 
put to a trade. My six daughters are, Jemima, Elizabeth, Mary, 

Frances, , Rebecca. Three daughters have married, and three 

are single. The estate which came by my mother, by the name ot 
Venebel, if got, to be divided between my sons, George and Stephen. 
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132 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

of Philadelphia. Witnesses — Obadiah Howell, John Rickey, Daniel 

Laning. Proved April 19, 1770. 

1769, Sept. 1. Renunciation, by Nathan Beakes. Witness — Han- 
nah Beakes. 

L769, Sept. 1. Renunciation, by Moore Furman. Witness — John 
White. 

1770, April 19. Adm'r with will annexed — George Rozell, of Maid- 
enhead, Hunterdon Co. Fellowbondsman — John Rozell, of Notting- 
ham, Burlington Co. Lib. 14, p. 240. 

1761, April 4. Emley, Elisha, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Real and personal to be sold, except my riding 
horse and saddle, which I give to my wife, Anne. To Ziba Osmun, 
my apparel. The money to be divided between my wife and children 
"that now is, or that may be born," supposing my wife to be preg- 
nant; when children are of age they are to have their share. Ex- 
ecutors — my wife, Anne, my father-in-law, Thomas Atkinson, and my 
brother, John Emley. Witnesses — Ralph Hunt, Solomon Mott, Sam- 
uel Kester. Proved May 4, 1761. 

1761, April 25. Inventory, £969.19.5, made by John Mullinner and 
John Grandin. Lib. 11, p. 43. 

175S, Sept. 7. Emley, John, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Elisha, 7 acres of land on the south side of 
his plantation, for which he has a deed given by me, being part 
of that land I purchased of my son, William's, estate and of Wil- 
liam Cheesman. Son, John, the rest of that tract in the Great 
Swamp, on the south side of Cornelius Quick and John Biles. Son, 
Robert, the land in Sussex Co., near the Great Meadows, and north 
of Samuel Green, of 310 acres. Daughter, Mary Emley, £25. Daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Mott, £5. Daughter, Rebecca Emley, £25. Daughter, 
Ann Emley, £25, when she is 18. Granddaughter, Sarah Emley, the 
daughter of my eldest son and heir, William, deceased, 10 shillings, 
when she is 18. Plantation where I live, and other lands, to be sold, 
and the money given to my children, John, Robert, Mary, Rebecca 
and Ann Emley, Sarah Watson and Elizabeth Mott. Executors — 
sons, Elisha, John and Robert. Witnesses — Samuel Large, Jacob 
Large, Thomas Barton, Robert Gordon, William Myers, Samuel Kess- 
ter. Proved May 4, 1761. 

1761, April 24. Inventory, £1,466.5.6, made by John Mullinner and 
John Grandin. Lib. 10, p. 544. 

176S, July 11. Emmons, Benjamin, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Son, 
Isaac, £5. Son, Henry, and my daughter, Rebecca, the rest of estate, 
both real and personal. Executors — son, Henry, and my son-in-law, 
Jocham Gulick. Witnesses — Thomas Badcock, John Van Buran, Ja- 
cob Van Dike. Proved April 19, 1770. 

1770. April 18. Inventory, made by, Thomas Badcock and Barthol- 
omew Feurt. Lib. K, p. 200. 

17G1, Aug. 3. Endecott, John, of Twsp. and Co. of Gloucester. Int. 
Adm'x — Ruth Endecott. Fellowbondsman — John Hillman, yeoman; 
both of said Co. 

1760, Oct. 3. Inventory, £127.9.3, made by John Hillman and Eze- 
kiel Harker. Lib. 10, p. 372. 



cal: ills — 1 761-17- 133 

1767. May 2->. Kndi< -ott. Kuth. 
widow. Int. Adm'r — Jacob Matlock, y- tanai — 

Richard Price, yeoman, both of said p: File . i H. 

17«;i. 0<-t. .". English, Da\id, : '."; -south Co. 

Adm'rs — William V I - 

man — John Wetherill; all of saic 

1761, Oct. 3. Renunci 
in favor of William Woodward and Iriglish. '■' Ra- 

gat Hull. 

L 23. Ir.v J r.ade by B 

John W 

..-.,. .- ,-giish, 

Lawrence, Margaret - 

Ann English; also : I Mary Z: . _ - a of 
the deceased, for 

ther. Lib. 10, p. 350; Lib. 15 

1702. July 20. Ensli«b. Da\id. Jr.. : E tb Co., 

trader; will of. My - s sold- Son David, r. ; 

and lot where I live, and that tract of land over the road, which 1 
bought of William tract I bought of Joseph 

Kerr: but if my wife have 

then it shall have the tract I bought of Joseph Kerr, and 3 a 
over the road against Rot 

Wife, Jane, £200. Daughters, Jane and Mart: E2 each. V. 

to enjoy the land until son, David, com - - John Smith to 

e his time out with Executors — wife. Jane. James Rob- 

inson and Robert English. - 

lish. Jonathan E - ved Oct. 22, 1762 Lib. H, p. 133. 

1701. April 0. Ensli-h. James, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Sons. Joseph and Abraham, pla "here I ". 

said plantation joins that of my late father, William Engl 
Son. William, my grist mill. Son. Jacob. £25. Dans Sarah 

Ei _ Hannah English. Elizabeth :; • _ - and Mary - £10 

Widow to have personal estate and 
my young children. Executors — wife. Mary, and my brother-in-law, 
Jacob Ha: " ssea — Arent Schuyler, Th : Inap 

Howell. Proved May 6, 1761 - - codicil attached, with no date). 

Lib. 10. p. 324. 

1766. June 26. Enzlish. Jamfs. Jr., of Uy mouth 

Co.. miller. Int. Adm'x — Catharine English, widow of James. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Robert Hutchinson, yeoman: both of said pla ;■ 
ness — Isaac Price. 

I . Inventory E1277 ". made by Isaac Pr: - r . i Thomas 
Lawrie. 

1771 - Account by Adm'x. Lib. 12. p. 294; Lit 

1766. Dec. 24. English. Robert, of Upper Freehold. Monmou' 
wheelwright: will of. Son all real where I " 

part where son David lived, and he to pay to my grandchildren 
legacies mentioned. He is to hav David lived, till 

grandson, David English, is 23. Grandson, Robert Parent 
Grandson. Samuel Pa: Grandson. William English -- 



134 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Grandson, David English, £250. Granddaughter, Mary English, £80. 
Executor — my son, Robert; and, to assist him, I appoint my friend, 
Peter Emley, son of William, and Peter Talman, son of Benjamin. 
Witnesses — John Hendrickson, David Scott, William Reynolds. Proved 
Feb. 25. 1767. Lib. 12, p. 473. 

1768, Feb. 30. English, Robert, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., black- 
smith; will of. Wife, Jane, all the goods she brought with her; and 
she is otherwise provided for. Son, Robert, the lot I live on, and 
my other lands, when he is of age. Friend, Stephen Pangburn, £8. 
Executors — my wife, and my friend, Mathew Rue. Witnesses — Rob- 
ert McGallird, Moses Davis, William Rue. Proved May 9, 1768. 

1769, May 3. Inventory, £248.0.4, made by William Covenhoven 
and Robert McGalliard. Lib. I, p. 244. 

1762, Feb. 3. English, Thomas, Jr., of Mansfield Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Ward. Son of the late Abraham English of said place. 
Guardian — Thomas English, of said township. Fellowbondsman — 
Moses English, of same place, yeoman. Witness — Samuel Allinson. 

Letter (with no date) by the said Ward, who wishes to have the 
above appointed Guardian removed, as his property is going to 
destruction — the mill, bridges, dam, corn in the mill — and all for 
want of care. Lib. 11, p. 204. 

1761, Jan. 27. English, William, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, James, the land he lives on that I bought 
of Robert Stacy in said township, and land I bought of Thomas 
Potts, except 22 acres; also Vi the grist-mill. Grandson, Thomas 
English, the farm I live on, and y 2 the grist-mill; but, if he die, 
then to my daughter, Ann Ellison, and the 2 children she had by 
Thomas Addas. Son-in-law, James Ellison, 3 acres. Son, James 
English, to pay to his brother-in-law, Jacob Hays, £26. Margaret 
Homes shall be set free after my decease, and I give her a bed and 
cow. Rest of household goods to be divided between my daughter, 
Anne Ellison, and Margaret Homes. Executors — my friends, James 
English and James Ellison. Witnesses — Thomas Biddle, Joseph Gar- 
wood, Samuel English. Proved April 9, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 362. 

1761, April 13. Inventory, £44.7.6, made by George Folwell and 
Edward Boulton. 

1762, June 3. Account of James Ellison, surviving Executor. 

1761, Jan. 23. Enoekson, Gabriel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
James Halton. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Denny; both of Green- 
wich Twsp., said Co., yeomen. 

1761, Feb. 2. Inventory, £24.9.3, made by John Denny and Thomas 
Denny. Lib. 10, p. 292. 

1764, March 14. Ent, Valentine, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., tanner; 
will of. Wife, Susanah, Vs the moveable estate, and £100 out of real. 
To each of my sons £100, when 21. To each of my daughters £50, 
when 18. Executors — my wife, Susanah Ent, and my brothers, Peter 
More and Daniel More. Witnesses — Jane Huff, Catherin Opdycke, 
Samuel Opdycke, John Opdycke. Proved Aug. 25, 1770. 

1770, Aug. 25. Renunciation, by Danial Moor. 

1770, Aug. 23. Inventory, £587.5.6, made by John Opdyck and Rich- 
ardGreen. (Testator died, July 25, 1770). Lib. 14, p. 344. 



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1748, Dec. 26. Euyard, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Son, Silas, 5 shilling's. Son, John, a like amount. Daughter, 
Annah Congar, a stear. Wife, Mary Inyard, use of lands, till young- 
est sons are 21. Daughters, Rachel Nortwak, Alche Inyard and Elsie 
Inyard, moveables. To my wife's daughter, Elizabeth Darlin, a gum 
table. Sons, David and Benjamin, my lands when they are of age. 
Executors — wife, Mary, and my friend, William McDaniel. Wit- 
nesses — Robert Thornell, Jean Thornell, James Clarkson. Proved 
May 19, 1763. 

1763, May 18. Renunciation by Mary Enyard. 

1763, June 7. Inventory, £43.13.5, made by David Crow and James 
Rowland. 

[No date]. Account by William McDaniel, the Executor. 

Lib. H, p. 262. 

1762, Nov. 21, Erickson, Dfickel, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Martha, £50, and the household goods, except a pewter platter 
that belongs to my daughter, Deborah Wright, and one that belongs 
to my daughter, Susannah Erickson. Daughter, Deborah Wright, 
£10. Daughter, Susannah Erickson, £15. To Huldah Catchion, £10. 
Sons, Michael and John, my lands. Executors — James English, Sr., 
and Jonathan Ray Gordon. Witnesses — William Cole, Robert Mc- 
Connell, Bryan Gollohar. Proved Dec. 16, 1762. 

1762, Dec. 13. Inventory, £261.6.8, made by Robert English and 
William Cowenhoven. Lib. H, p. 211. 

1769, Jan. 24. Ernest, John, of New York City, merchant; will of. 
Son, Anthony Ernest, my watch and gold seal. Wife, Sarah, use of 
goods and negros, till my youngest child is 21, and then goods and 
slaves to be sold and the money divided between my wife and my 
children then living. Real estate to be sold and the interest of the 
money to be applied to keep my family; and, when the youngest 
child is 21, the principal to be given to my wife and 5 children, An- 
thony, Mathew, Sarah, John and Anna Maria. Executors — wife, 
Sarah, my father-in-law, Anthony Ten Eyck, and William Bayard, 
of New York City, gentleman. Witnesses — Theodorus Van Wyck, 
Thomas Ellison, Jr., Nicholas Quackinbosh. Proved in New York 
Feb. 13, 1769, by Thomas Ellison, Jr., and Nicholas Quackinbosh, 
both of New York, and proved in New Jersey on the same date. 

Lib. K, p. 82. 

1764, Jan. 20. Erwine, James, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Jane McKnight. Fellowbondsmen — James McKnight and 
William Johnson; all of said Co. 

1761, April 1. Inventory, £47.15.6, made by John Bassett and James 
McKnight. Lib. 11, p. 526. 

1768, Oct. 24. Eskill, John, of Mendom (Mendham), Morris Co., 
yeoman; will of. Lands to be sold and money given to my wife, 
Mary, and my sons, John, Davias and Noah, and my daughters, Eliza- 
beth and Hannah; to said children when of age. Executors — wife, 
Mary, David Estell and Silas Condict. Witnesses — Samuel Willis, Wil- 
liam Estill, Isaac Morris. Proved Nov. 21, 1768. Lib. K, p. 9. 

1761, Nov. 30. Estaugh, Elizabeth, of Haddonfield, Newton Twsp., 
Gloucester Co., widow; will of. My kinswoman, Sarah Hopkins, 



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relict of my kinsman, Ebenezer Hopkins, the use of my upper house 
and lot, which I purchased of the Executor of Samuel Mickle, now 
in the "tenor" of Thomas Edgerton, and at her death to be sold and 
divided among her children by my kinsman Ebenezer Hopkins; and 
the other part of said house and lot, now in "tenor" of Rachel Lip- 

pincott and son, Smith, I give to Ann Hopkins, youngest 

daughter of my said kinswoman, as well as £300 when she is 18; 
but if she die, then the house to be sold, and proceeds to go to her 
brothers, viz., Haddon and Ebenezer Hopkins. The said Sarah Hop- 
kins to have the use of the house where I live, or where she lives. 
My kinsman, John Estaugh Hopkins, being one of the children of 
my relations aforesaid, my plantation called New Haddonfield, in 
said Twsp,, including 125 acres purchased of Joseph Collins, except 
some lots hereafter mentioned; also % part of a Proprietory of land, 
which my father, John Haddon, purchased of Richard Mathews, and 
he is to allow his mother, the said Sarah Hopkins, corn for her use. 
My kinswoman, Elizabeth Estaugh Hopkins, one of the children 
aforesaid, £500. Haddon Hopkins, another child, my house and lot 
in Haddonfield, next to Isaac Andrews; also my plantation, called 
Little Stebbing, purchased of Jonathan Belton, Lucy Hubbs and Rob- 
ert Montgomery, of 157 acres; also Y 2 of Willis' Propriety, which 
my father purchased of Thomas Willis, when he is 21. My kinsman, 
Ebenezer Hopkins, another child of above, lot and house, next to 
his brother Haddon; and the other % of Willis' Propriety, when 21. 
Sarah Hopkins, another child of the above, house and lot in Had- 
donfield, in "tenor" of Elizabeth Craig, and joining the house in 
"tenor" of Ann Banks, and £300 when 18. Mary Hopkins, another 
child of above, house and lot in "tenor" of widow Cooper, and £300 
when 18. If any of the children run out in marriage, contrary to 
the rules of our Society, then they shall not have the above men- 
tioned sums. My kinswoman, Mary Stephens, relict of Robert 
Stephens, late of Newton, that lot in Philadelphia which my husband, 
John Estaugh, purchased of her former husband, Joseph Kaighin, 
and, at her death, to her son, Joseph Kaighin; I also give her my 
house and lot in Haddonfield, now in tenure of Ann Banks. I give 
to her 2 sons, John and Joseph Kaighin (by her former husband 
Joseph Kaighin) 1/ of a Propriety which was purchased of Richard 
Mathews; and also to their 3 children, Joseph, James and Elizabeth 
Kaighin, £50 each. Hannah Estaugh (relict of James Estaugh, late of 
Philadelphia) and her 3 children, Joseph, David and Grace, £50 each. My 
kinsman, John Gill, 1-16 part of Propriety purchased by my father, John 
Haddon, of the Ex'rs of Richard Moss ; also the meadow that joins his 
father, John Gill, deceased, and John Estaugh. My kinswoman, Mary 
Thorn, £100, and, after her death, to her grandchildren by her son John 
Gill, and her daughter, Hannah Redman, deceased. To my relations and 
friends, viz., Thomas Redman and his 3 children by his former wife, 
Hannah, the daughter of John Gill and Mary his wife, viz., Thomas, 
John and Mary, each £20; and to Isaac Andrews, Daniel Stanten, of 
Philadelphia, and Abigail Fisher, daughter of William Cooper of 
Philadelphia, and Elizabeth Craig, to each £10; and to Rachel Lip- 
pincott, Mary Sharp, Ann Gant, Mary Garwood, to each £5. My kins- 
woman, Sarah Hopkins, and her 4 daughters, my household goods, 
etc. I give all my interest and right in the Pennsylvania Land Com- 
pany, or Partnership, in London, "let the same extend to 156 shares," 
to be equally divided between them (their said mother) and her 
children, viz., John Estaugh Hopkins, Haddon, Ebenezer, Elizabeth 



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Estaugh Hopkins, Sarah, Mary and Ann. Executors — friend, Wil- 
liam Mickle, Si\, and my kinsman, John Gill. Overseers — friends, 
James and David Cooper. Witnesses — Samuel Clement, Jr., Beulah 
Clement, Thomas Cummings. Proved April 21, 1762. 

1762, April 13. Inventory, £7,855.2.6 y 2 , made by Samuel Clement 
and Isaac Andrews. 

1766, Nov. 14. Account by Executors. Ann Hopkins' legacy paid 
to James Whital, her Guardian. Mary Hopkins' legacy paid to 
James Whital, her Guardian. Ebenezer Hopkins' legacy paid to 
John Estaugh Hopkins, his Guardian. Rachel Lippincott's legacy. 
Abigail Fisher's legacy paid her husband. Mary Thome's legacy 
paid her husband. Lib. 11, p. 113. 

1753, May 28. Eveland, David, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Personal and real to be sold and money put tn interest, and 
the income given to my wife, Mary, while she is my widow, and, 
after her death, money to go to my children, John, Peter, Frederick, 
Margreta, Magdelane, Catherine and Mary. Executors — friends, 
Adam Teach, Henry Graff and John Anderson. Witnesses — George 
Reading, John Edmonds, John George Bender. Proved Nov. 9, 1761. 

1761, Oct. 26. Inventory, £66.14.11, made by John Young and Jacob 
Wolaver. Lib. 11, p. 147. 

1766, June 3. Eveland, John, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Frederick Eveland, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Uriah Addoms; both of 
said Co. Witness — Hannah Pettit. 

1765, Nov. 5. Inventory, £145.3.1, made by Uriah Addoms and John 
Westbrook. Lib. 12, p. 434. 

1765, Nov, 7. Evens, Jacob, of Elsinboro, Salem Co.; will of. Wife y 
Mary, £120, and pork, beef, etc., for her use and her 6 children. 
Rest to all my seven children. Executors — my wife and Joshua 
Strach. Witnesses — William Goodwin, Aaron Evens, Rebekah Evens. 
Proved Oct. 31, 1769. Lib. 15, p. 262. 

1766, March 27. Evens, Nathan, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, Syllania, my personal estate and the use of real estate, 
till my eldest son is 21. Sons, Jacob, Joseph and Nathan, 40 acres 
of land, each; and Jacob's is to join my brother, Jacob, and Joseph 
is to join Elizabeth Troth, dec'd. Son, Isaac, the rest of my lands, 
and he is to pay to my three daughters, Susanna, Elizabeth and Sa- 
rah, £20 each. Executors — my brother, Isaac Evens, Enoch Evens 
and Joseph Roberts. Witnesses — Joseph Heulings, Samuel Heulings, 
Elizabeth Andrews. Proved March 17, 1769. 

1769, March 8. Inventory, £241.16.2, made by Joshua Lippincott 
and Micajah Wills. Lib. 14, p. 41. 

1759, April 3. Evens, William, of Evesham Tws'p, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, % my moveable estate, and the other 
% to my daughters, Hannah, Esther, Mary, Rebeckah, Deborah and 
Sarah Evens, when they are 18. Son, Enoch, my lands, when 21. Ex- 
ecutors — my brothers, John Roberts and Isaac Evens. Witnesses — 
Abram Allen, John Champion, Daniel Lippencott. 

1761, May 23. Codicil. I now have another son, named William, 
who is to have £100 when 21. Witnesses — Jm's Mulock, Catherine 
French, William Foster. Proved June 22, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 212. 



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1761, June 18. Inventory, £404.7.6, made by Jacob Prickit and 
James Cattell. 

1763, Dec. 6. Account by Executors. 

1764, June 21. Evering-ham, Joseph, of Burlington Co. Int. Bond 
of Mary Everingham (his widow) as Adm'x. Pellowbondsman — Jo- 
seph Ivins, of said Co. Witness — Joseph Read. Lib. 11, p. 538. 

1764, June 21. Inventory, £19.10.0, made by John Richardson, Jr., 
and Joseph Ivins. 

1765, June 22. Account by Adm'x. 

1767, July 27. Another account entered at the request of John 
Watson, who has married the widow. 

1700, June 12. Everitt, Benjamin, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Phebe Everitt, all my estate. Executors — my wife 
and Moore Furman. If it should happen that I should not die, and 
should not return to my family in the space of 12 months after date 
hereof, in that case my wife and Moore Furman are to sell enough 
of my goods to pay my debts. Witnesses — Elijah Hunt, Abraham 
Hunt. Proved March 10, 1761. 

1761, Feb. 26. Inventory, £561.1.8, made by James Clarke, and Rob- 
«rt Guthrey. Lib. 10, p. 545. 

1764, Oct. 15. — Everitt, Francis, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Everitt, widow of said Francis. Fellowbondsman — 
George Brown; both of said place. Lib. H, p. 370. 

1756, May 29. Everitt, John, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, furniture, live stock, negro called Dorcas, etc. Eldest 
son, Moses, £3. Son, Joseph, £25. Son, Benjamin, £10. Son, John, 
£10. To Abel Everitt, £2, and the rest to be divided between my four 
daughters, namely, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary and Hannah. Executors 
— my wife, Joseph Reeder and James Warford. Witnesses — Reuben 
Armitage, Cornelius Polhemus, Gershom Palmer. Proved July 12, 
1761. 

1761, June 20. Inventory, £298.2.1, made by Daniel Lake and Mel- 
akiah Bonham. 

1768, June 17. Account by James Warford, Executor. Money paid 
for attendance on the widow, in her illness, £30; to John Mitchell, 
John Lake and Cornelius Hoff, legatees; to Moses Everitt, son of the 
deceased, and to Joseph Everitt, Benjamin Everitt, John Everitt and 
Abel Everitt, 3, 25, 10, 10, and 2 pounds, respectively. 

Lib. 11, p. 465; Lib. 13, p. 439. 

1765, May 21. IOvins, William, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rachel, all estate, in order to assist her in bringing up 
our only daughter. Executors — my wife and my friend, Daniel 
Drake. Witnesses — John Stilwell, Daniel Hart. Proved May 25, 1765. 

1765, May 25. Inventory, £100.2.0, made by Cornelius Anderson and 
Daniel Hart. Lib. 12, p. 208. 

1768, Oct. 25. Ewan, Absalom, of Burlington Co.; will of. Son, 
David, £10. Wife, Rachel, £3 and 10 shillings, in order to help bring 
up my son, Levi, who is to be bound at age of 14 to a good master. 
Son, Absalom, my house and lands, he paying said annuity to widow. 
My daughters the residue. Executors — son, David, and my son-in- 



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law, John Lame. Witnesses — Joseph Lippincott, Mary Lippincott, 
John Antram, Joseph Arney. Proved Nov. 15, 1768. Lib. 12, p. 535. 

1768, Nov. 14. Inventory, £42.6.5, made by Joseph Lippincott and 
John Burr. 

1762, May 22. Divan, Ambrose, of Northampton, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Burbage Brock. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Norcross; 
both of said place. Witness — Samuel Allinson. Lib. 11, p. 225. 

1762, May 21. Inventory, £16, made by Zachariah Rossell and 
Thomas Reynolds. 

1763, May 18. Account of Adm'r. Includes "Taking children to 
burial, 10 shillings". 

1761, Jan. 11. Eyre, George, of City of Burlington; will of. Son„ 
Emanuel, my brick house where my sister lives, and % my lands 
where I live. Daughter, Sarah Eyre, to have use of part of said 
house. Son, John, my wooden house, and % my lands. Son, Samuel, 
the brick house where I live. Son, Benjamin George Eyre, lands 
when 21. Daughters, Sarah, Mary, Martha and Ann, money from 
sale of lands. My son, Samuel, is to be guardian of my son, 
Benjamin. Wife to have money from sale of land. Executors — 
sons, Samuel, Emanuel, Jehu and Benjamin George Eyre. Wit- 
nesses — Stephen Harris, Paul Bradshaw, Frederick Taylor. Proved 
Jan. 21, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 150.. 

1761, Feb. 9. Inventory, £125.4.9, made by William Smith and Levi/ 
Murrel. 

1764, Dee. 10. Pagan, James, of Newtown, Sussex Co., laborer. 
Int. Adm'x — Anne Fagan, widow. Fellowbondsman — John Wool- 
verton, yeoman; both of said Co. Witness — George Space. 

1764, Dec. 10. Inventory, £40.5.0, made by George Space and John 
Woolverton. Lib. 12, p. 232. 

1762, Feb. 11. Falconbnry, Christopher, of Twsp. of Greenwich, 
Sussex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife to have the moveable estate 
and to have a living on the plantation, and, at her death, I give 
to daughter, Margaret Falconbury, Godfry Melicks and wife, Crastful 
Melick and Margret Melick, the two children of Godfry Melick, all 
my plantation; that is, my daughter, Marget, shall have all the 
plantation, and the said children shall have £100 each. John Sharp 
is to have £100, and his son that was named for me £100. Christian 
Sharp is to have £50. To the Dutch Meeting House, that is to be built, 
£50. Executors — Godfrey Melick and Christian Sharp. Witnesses — 
John Sharps, Alexander White, Wilhelm Woolwever. Proved May 
7, 1762. 

1762, March 1. Inventory, £405.6.2, made by Alexander White and- 
Joseph Beavers. 

1778, May 26. Account, by Christian Sharps, Executor. Boarding 
the widow charged for, for over ten years. 

Lib. 11, p. 296; Lib. 16, p. 524. 

1764, Oct. 29. Fancher, Richard, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will 
of. Son, William, 100 acres which I bought of John Alin, it being 
the place where I dwell. Son, Benjamin, 114 acres, where he lives, 
which I bought of William Garner. Son, David, 5 shillings. Son,. 
Richard, 5 shillings. Daughters, Martha Bell, 5 shillings. Daugh- 



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ter, Amy Fancher, 5 shillings. Wife, Martha, the rest of my move- 
able estate. Executors — my wife and my friend, William Griffin. 
Witnesses — William Hopkins, Jr., Abigail Pen, Rachel Harker. Proved 
Nov. 12, 1764. Lib. H, p. 525. 

17G4, Feb. 27. Farnsnorth, Amnriah. Ward. Guardian — John 
Lovell, Amariah Farnsworth being son of Nathaniel Farnsworth, 
of Bordentown, deceased (but only for so much as may be due to said 
infant from the estate of John Lovell, deceased). Fellowbondsman 
— Samuel Farnsworth. Lib. 11, p. 480. 

1764, Feb. 27. Farnsworth, Rachel, Ward. Guardian — John Lovell. 
Rachel Farnsworth being daughter of Nathaniel Farnsworth of Bor- 
dentown, deceased, (but only for so much as may be due to said 
infant from the estate of John Lovell, deceased). Fellowbondsman 
— Samuel Farnsworth. Lib. 11, p. 480. 

1760, Dec. 3. Faron, Peter, of Burlington City and Co.; will of. 
Niece, Elizabeth Henry and husband, John Henry, my two lots in 
Second St., said City, with the house thereon, and they are to main- 
tain my sister, Elizabeth, the mother of said Elizabeth Henry. Plan- 
tation where I live to be sold. Niece, Abigail Bishop, £25. House- 
keeper, Marget Younger, £25. Sarah Crispin, £25. My wife's grand- 
son, Joseph Marriott, £10. Nephew, Samuel Smith, £12. Other to 
nephew, Thomas Wetherill, Christopher Wetherill and Samuel Weth- 
erill. Other nieces, Mary Crispin, Elizabeth Johnson and Ann Moore. 
Executors — Thomas Wetherill and friend, John Woolman. Witnesses 
— John Smith, Abel Thomas, Josiah Haines. Proved Jan. 3, 1763. 

Lib. 11, p. 269. 

1762, Dec. 27. Inventory, £216.14.10, made by Edward Cathrall and 
John Smith. 

1764, March 12. Farranil, Daniel, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Margaret Farrand, the widow. Fellowbondsman — John Low, 
Esq.; both of said place. Lib. H, p. 422. 

1762, June 28. Farrill, Cornelius, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Mary Farrill, of said place, and Charles Hoff, of King- 
wood, said Co. Witness — Gabriel Hoff. 

1762, June 29. Inventory, £36.3.6, made by Thomas Littell and 
Constantine O'Neill. Lib. 11, p. 337. 

1767, Aus. 26. Farrol, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., laborer. 
Int. Adm'r — William Barker, weaver. Fellowbondsman — John Trot- 
ter, yeoman; both of said place. Lib. I, p. 208. 

1754, Dec. 13. Fawcet, Grace, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Widow of John Fawcet. Son, Walter Fawcet, Bible, bed, 
etc., and he to pay to his son, Nathan Fawcet, £10, when he is 21, 
and to pay to his other children £6 each. To my eldest daughter, 
Estherter Holmes, £40. To Mary Kay, wife of William Kay, and to 
Anna Silver, wife of Aaron Silver, each a Bible. I give to all my 
grandchildren a Bible. Rebecca Pedrick, daughter of Thomas and 
Rebecca Pedrick, £5. Nathan Pedrick, son of Thomas and Rebecca 
Pedrick, £5, when 20. To my youngest daughter the rest of my 
estate. Executor — my said youngest daughter, Lydia Fawcet. Wit- 
nesses — Andrew Tate, Thomas Wilkins, Thomas Wilkins, Jr. Proved 
March 30, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 373. 



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1709, Feb. 4. Fenell, Patrick, of Sussex Co.; will of. Wife, Se- 

bina, all my estate, both personal and real. Executrix — my wife, Sa- 

bina. Witnesses — Martin Delany, William Miller. Proved Feb. 20, 

1769. Lib. 13, p. 553. 

1762, Jan. 39. Fenton, .Samuel, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, to have goods. Son, Thomas, plantation where 
I live, and at his death to his eldest son, but, if he have none, then 
to all my daughters. Wife to have £10 yearly. Son, Stacy, lot 1 
bought of William Miller, and lot I bought of Exr's of Samuel Large. 
Son, Samuel, land near Bordentown. Daughter, Elizabeth Fenton, 
a cow. Rest of personal to be sold, and money given to my wife, 
and daughters, Sarah, Mary and Martha Fenton. Executors — son, 
Thomas, and my friend, Thomas Miller. Witnesses — Samuel Wheat- 
craft, Edward Wheatcraft, John Oliver. Proved Sept. 28, 1767. 

Lib. 13, p. 92. 

1767, Sept. 10. Inventory, £99.2.7, made by Benjamin Field and 
William Quicksall. 

1701, July 15. Ferguson, Duncan, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Charles Boyle, of said place, ditcher. Fellowbondsman 

— James Ward, of Deptford, said Co., yeoman. Witnesses John 

Ladd and Hannah Ladd. Lib. 10, p. 290. 

1764, Sept. 24. Ferguson, John, of City of Burlington. Int. Adm'x 
— Martha Ferguson, relict of said John. Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Ellis, Esq.; both of said City. Lib. 12, p. 21. 

1701, July 15. Ferrymon, Duncan, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Charles Boyle. Lib. 10, p. 290. 

1770, Dec. 10. Finley, Robert, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Magda- 
lene Patterson, of Pilesgrove, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Bateman 
Lloyd, of Salem, gent., and Archibald Hamilton, of Mannington; all 
of said Co. Lib. 14, p. 412. 

1700, June 25. Finley, Samuel, of Somerset Co.; will of. President 
of College of Princeton. Daughter, Rebecca Breese, a negro girl, 
Peg. Rest of real and personal to be sold, except the annuity that 
shall arise from the Corporation of the Widows' Fund; and % of 
that annuity I give to my wife, Ann; and I also give her V 3 of the 
rest of my estate. The remaining % from the Fund and the estate 
I give to my children, Joseph, Susannah, Samuel, John, Ebenezer and 
Edward, when they come of age. Executors — my wife, Ann, my son- 
in-law, Samuel Breese, of Newark, and friend, Richard Stockton, of 
Princeton. Witnesses — James Thomson, Samuel Blair, Daniel Rober- 
deau. Proved July 22, 1766. Lib. 12, p. 438. 

1705, Jan. 9. Finn, Solomon, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Finn, widow. Fellowbondsman — John Bardon; both of said 
Co. Witness — Lewis Ogden. Lib. H, p. 423. 

1703, Sept. 30. Fish, John, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, best bed and chest. Son, Casper, hat. Son, 
John, gun. Executors — said two sons. Witnesses — Moses Cox, Eliz- 
abeth Rambo, John Rambo. Proved Aug. 1, 1764. 



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1763, Oct. 5. Inventory, £52.16.8, made by John Rambo and Benja- 
min Lodge. 

1765, Jan. 11. Account by John Pish, acting Executor. 

Lib. 12, p. 14. 

17C0, Feb. 7. Fish, William, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — Isaac 
Herin. Fellowbondsman — Noah Hunt; both of said place. 

1769, March 16. Inventory, £200.12.8, made by Azariah Hunt and 
Noah Hunt. Includes "a legacy given in his father's will, £20." 

Lib. 13, p. 498. 

1761, July 27. Fisher, Martin, of Lebanon Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Jacob, 20 shillings and the Dutch Bible. 
Wife, Margaret, my personal estate and rents of real. Son, Coon- 
rade, is to live with my wife. Children, Jacob, Philip, Margaret, 
Ann, Mary and Elizabeth, the rest. Executors — friends, Harmanus 
Kline, Sr., and Abram Wrunkle. Witnesses — Peter Hemry, John 
Forrester, Cornelius Flamisfelt. Proved Feb. 27, 1768. 

1768, March 12. Renunciation by Adam Wrunkle. Witness — John 
Bray. 

1768, Jan. 16. Inventory, £322.19.0, made by Jacob Hummer and 
Peter Hemmery. 

1779, June 2. Account by Harmon Kline. Lib. 13, p. 447. 

1709, April 24. Fisher, Peter, of Saddle River Precinct, Bergen Co.; 
will of. Eldest son, John, 20 shillings. Grandson, Peter, son of 
Isaac Fisher, dec'd, y 2 of my lands. Grandson, Isaac, son of Isaac 
Fisher, dec'd, other %. Daughter, Leah, £30. Granddaughter, Eliza- 
beth Fisher, daughter of Isaac Fisher, dec'd, % of rest of personal. 
Granddaughter, Moritey, daughter of Isaac Fisher, dec'd, other V 2 . 
Executors — friends, James Board, David Board and Philip Schuyler. 
Witnesses — Robert Belsire, Henry French and Abigail French. Proved 
May 6, 1769. Lib. K, p. 99. 

1770, Feb. 5. Fitch, James, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
wheelwright; will of. Eldest son, William, 5 shillings. Rest of 
personal and real to be used to bring up my youngest children, 
till the youngest son, James, is 21, at which time my wife, Rachel, 
shall have Ys of moveables and Ys the profits of the land. The rest 
of estate I give to youngest son, James; but he is to pay to my 
daughter, Charity, £30, and also a quilt, gown, etc., which belonged 
to my former wife; and also, to Anna Fitch, my younger daughter, 
£30. Executors — John Sherred, of Alexandria Twsp., who is a mer- 
chant; and Benjamin Jones, of Kingwood. Witnesses — Lazarus 
Adams, Jeremiah King, John Gulick. Proved March 31, 1770. 

1770, March 26. Inventory, £215.16.6, made by Isaac Leet and John 
Gulick. 

1794, Feb. 6. Account, by John Sherrerd, surviving Executor. 

Lib. 14, p. 254. 

1706, July SO. Fithian, Aaron, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Ward. 
Son of David Fithian, of said place, dec'd. Guardian — Jonathan 
Fithian. Fellowbondsman — Lot Fithian; both of said place. Wit- 
ness — Ephraim Daton. Lib. 12, p. 328. 



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1763, Dec. 15. Fithian, David, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., cord- 
wainer; will of. Sister, Temperance Fithian, spoons. Half brother 
and sister, Jeremiah Buck and Phebe Buck, £4 each, when they are 
of age. Brothers, Lot Fithian, Jonathan Fithian and Aaron Fithian, 
the rest. Executor — friend, Robert Low. Witnesses — Abigail Thom- 
son, Levi Stratton, Martha Bennet. Proved Jan. 12, 1764. 

1764, Jan. 5. Inventory, £74.16.4, made by David Westcoat and 
Ephraim Harris. 

1765, March 1. Account by Executor. Lib. 11, p. 497. 

1763, April 24. Fithian, Ephraim, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Brothers, Lot, Jonathan and Aaron, all my lands. Sister, Tem- 
perance Fithian, moveables, along with my brothers, David, Lot, 
Jonathan, and Aaron. Executors — my brothers, David and Lot. Wit- 
nesses — David Westcoat, Elizabeth Westcoat, Christian Whitaker. 
Proved Nov. 16, 1762. 

1762, July 14. Inventory, £83.18.7, made by Robert Low and Wil- 
liam Fithian. Lib. 11, p. 271. 

1763, Sept. 12. Fithian, Humphrey, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Ephraim Fithian and Jonathan Bowen, Jr., both of said 
place, yeomen. Witnesses — Abigail Ewing and Maskell Ewing. 

1763, Sept. 13. Inventory, £35.3.9, made by David Shepherd, and 
Josiah Fithian. Lib. 11, p. 474. 

1766, Nov. 22. Fithian, Josiah, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co., cord- 
wainer; will of. Wife, Ann, % the personal estate. The residue to 
my child, if one should be born, but, if not, or it die under age, then 
to my brother, Joseph, I give my real estate, and the rest to my 
brother, Samuel. Executors — said brothers, Samuel and Joseph Fith- 
ian. Witnesses — John Grimes, Thomas Ewing, Jr., Aaron Cresse. 
Proved Dec. 27, 1766. 

1767, Dec. 4. Inventory, £495.5.3^, made by Jonathan Holmes and 
Jacob Mulford. Lib. 12, p. 325. 

I 
1765, April 4. Fithian, Lot, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs— Judith Fithian, widow. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Bowen, 
Jr., yeoman; both of said place. Witness — Thomas Maskell. 

1765, April 6. Inventory, £87.12.3, made by Samuel Fithian and 
Thomas Maskell. Lib. 12, p. 170. 

1766, May 26. Fithian, Sarah, of Cumberland Co. Ward. Only 
daughter of Samuel Fithian, late of Greenwich, said Co. Guardian 
— Maskell Ewing, Esq. Fellowbondsman — Enoch Moore, yeoman; 
both of said Greenwich. Witnesses — Elnathan Ware and James Ew- 
ing. Lib. 12, p. 327. 

1764, April 10. Fitzpatrick, John, of Alloways Creek Precinct, Sa- 
lem Co.; will of. Son, Samuel, plantation where I live, and a tract 
I bought of John Mason, and another of Francis Test; and one of 
Jonas Scroggin and his wife, Ann, is to be divided between my four 
daughters, Grace, Lydia, Mary and Sarah. Executors — son, Samuel, 
and my son-in-law, Samuel Oakford. Witnesses — James Sims, James 
Young, Thomas Sayre. 



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1764, April 10. Codicil. To my grandchildren, Rebecca and Han- 
nah Patrick, daughters of John Patrick, Jr., deceased, £10 each. 
Witnesses — same as in will. Proved April 23, 1764. 

1764, April 21. Inventory, £186.6.6, made by John Durney and 
Thomas Sayre. Lib. 12, p. 8'J. 

[No date]. Fitz Randolph. Isaac, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., sadler; will of. Wife, Catherine, given some moveables, and the 
rest to be sold, and if the money is not enough to pay debts, then 
the tavern lot and two acres of meadow to be sold; and money, 
not used, to be put to interest for benefit of wife in order to bring 
up my son, Jacob, and my daughters, Elizabeth Fitz Randolph and 
Grace Fitz Randolph. I give to my wife and children all my right 
to the estate of Darling Hagerman, late of Somerset Co. Executors 
— my wife and my father, Jacob Fitz Randolph, and my father-in- 
law, Charles Hoff. Witnesses — Joseph Stout, Theodosia Stout, Wil- 
liam Garrison. Proved Oct. 31, 1768. 

1768, Oct. 25. Inventory, £83.3.6, made by Benjamin Jones and 
Daniel Cahill. Lib. 12, p. 526. 

1766, June 17. Fitzrandolph, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Benajah Danels, son-in-law and principal cred- 
itor. Fellowbondsman — John Pain; both of said Co. Lib. H, p. 619. 

1706, Aug'. 0. Fleeek, James, of Acquacknung, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Archibald McVickar and Robert Robinson; both of New York 
City, and principal creditors. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Menish 
(Minnis). Witnesses — David Marinus and Samuel Iynner. 

File No. 3549-3550 G. 

1764, Oct. 15. Fletcher, Lydia, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
widow. Int. Adm'r — William Snowden. Fellowbondsman — Isaac 
Ballinger; both of Deptford Twsp., said Co., yeoman. Witness — 
Sarah Howell. 

1764, Oct. 15. Inventory, £84.6.6, made by James Whitall and James 
Hinchman. 

1767, June 15. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 12, p. u7. 

1762, Oct. 1. Fletcher, William, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Lydia Fletcher, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsman — 
William Snowden, of Deptford Twsp., said Co., yeoman. Witness — 
Hannah Kaighn. 

1762, Sept. 29. Inventory, £217.2.6, made by Nathan Lord and Wil- 
liam Snowden. Lib. 11, p. 277. 

1766, June 17. Fletcher, William, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. 
Ward. Eldest son and heir of William Fletcher, of said place, yeo- 
man. Having lands by descent from his father, he makes choice 
of William Snowden as his Guardian. 

1766, June 17. Guardian — William Snowden. Fellowbondsman — 
Isaac Ballinger; both of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeomen. "Wit- 
nesses — Hannah Ladd and John Ladd. Lib. 12, p. 383. 

1767, Jan. 27. Flomerffelt, Zachariah, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Mary Flomerfelt, of said place. Fellowbondsman — -John 
Spader, of Amwell, said Co. 

1767, Jan. 26. Inventory, £101.7.10, made by Francis Lock and 
Thomas Lake. File No. 701 J. 



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1701, June 24. Flower, Dominique, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Keen, of Dearfield, said Co. Pellowbondsman — 
Isaac Penton, of Greenwich. Witnesses — Mary Ewing and Abigail 
Ewing. Lib. 10, p. 438. 

1764, Jan. Ifi. Flower, John, of Cape May Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r 
— William Flower, gent. Fellowbondsman — George Newton, gent.; 
both of said Co. 

1763, Dec. 21. Inventory, £909. S. 7, made by John Bldredge and Tim- 
othy Hand. Lib. 11, p. 504. 

1709. Dee. 31. Flowers, William, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Mary, y 3 of moveable estate. Son, William, land on which 
I live, and a tract of 22 acres that I bought of Samuel Jones, on 
Delaware Bay. Daughter, Silvitha, Flowers' land on which Benja- 
min Ingram lives. Daughter, Judith Flowers, land where Mary Tay- 
lor lives. Daughter, Mary Flowers, land I bought of Daniel Swain, 
Esq. Executor — my wife. Witnesses — Samuel Eldredge, Edward 
Church, Jonathan Mills. Proved Jan. 20, 1770. 

1770, Jan. 22. Adm'rs — Henry Hand and Downes Edmunds. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — Timothy Hand and Christopher Foster, gentlemen; all 
of Cape May Co. Witnesses — Zeruiah Hughes and Abigail Reeves. 

1770, Jan. 20. Inventory, £372.1.11, made by Christopher Foster and 
Timothy Hand. Lib. 14, p. 270. 

17.'7, April <>. Fogjsr, Daniel, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Daughter, Mary Fogg, all my real estate, and V2 personal; 
but, if my wife have a son, then he is to have the real, and must pay 
£50 to my said daughter when he is 21. If my children die before 21, 
then I give my brother, Samuel, all my real. My wife, y 2 of my per- 
sonal estate. Executors — my two brothers, Samuel Fogg and Charles 
Fogg. Witnesses — Mathew Morrison, Robert Walker, Francis Halt- 
er. Proved June 15, 1761. 

1761, Jan. 2S. Inventory, £276.15.1, made by John Holme and Wil- 
liam Oakford. Lib. 11, p. 20. 

1754, April 4. Folckerse, Johaimis, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth Folckerse, £600. To the Re- 
formed Protestant Dutch Church of Raritan, £100. Lands to be sold 
and the money given to my brothers, Folkert, Philip, Joseph, and 
Dirck Folkertse; to William Van Noortwyck, son of my half sister, 
Folkertje, the wife of Simon Van Noortwyck; to my sister, Rebec- 
cah, the wife of Cornelius Tunisse; and to my sister, Annatie, widow 
of Dirck Hoogelandt. If I die before Margaret Stevens, "of whom 
I have in lease the farm," whereon I live, which is dated 1st of May, 
1731, my Executors to let out the same as long as the lease con- 
tinues, and, with the money, discharge the requirements in said 
lease. Executors — Peter Van Nest, son of Joris Van Nest, and Sam- 
uel Staats Coejemans. Witnesses — William Crooke, Mickeal Hege- 
man, Abraham Lott, Jr. Proved June 22, 1761. 

1761, June 29. Inventory, £555.15.10, made by John Van Middles- 
worth, Abraham Vanneste and Jacob Van Noorstrand. 

Lib. G, p. 456. 

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1756, May 1. Folk, Christian, of Somerset Co.; will of. My wife, 
the house where I live and the goods, and, after her death, to sons, 
Henderick and Philip, and daughter, Barbary. Executrix — wife, Anna 
Danitia Folk. Witnesses — Hendrick Van Arsdalen, Isaac Van Ars- 
dalen, Isaac Amerman. Proved May 10, 1768. Lib. K, p. 2. 

17(53, March 28. Folwell, William, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, V 2 my moveable estate. The 
other V2 to daughter, Hope, except my large Bible to go to my son, 
Joseph. Son, John, gold buttons. Son, Joseph, plantation I bought 
of Benjamin Swain. Son, John, plantation that I live on. Execu- 
tors — son, Joseph, and my brother, Edward Rockhill Witnesses — 
William Wilson, Mary Woolman, Joseph Talman. Proved May 3, 
1763. Lib. 11, p. 303. 

1763, April 29. Inventory, £455.0.5, made by John Folwell and Jo- 
seph English. 

1704, Jan. 18. Fontine, Abraham, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Fontine, of said place; his widow. Fellowbondsman — John 
Schurman, of Middlesex Co. Lib. H, p. 324. 

1702, May 28. Fontyn, Johannes, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Agness Fontine, £200. To Agnes Yorks, the daughter of Peter Yorks, 
the interest of £100, till she is 18. To Peter Yorks, £50. To Jacob 
Deriemer, a loom. My brother, Jacob Fontyn, apparel and cane. Rest 
of personal and real to my brothers, Jacob and Abraham; my sisters, 
Mary Suydam and Lea Smook; and the children of my brother, 
Renyer, deceased, namely, Charles, Abraham, Lena and Sarah. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Agnes, friend, Gerrit Voorhees and said Peter Yorks. 
Witnesses — William Oake, John Van Bueren, Derek Van Veghten, 
Jr. Proved Feb. 4, 1763. 

1763, Feb. 4. Inventory, £516.13.9, made by Derrik Rappaljee, and 
John Parcell. Lib. H, p. 368. 

1757, Aijjjt. 10. Foord, William, of Nottingham Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Margaret, all moveable estate and prof- 
its of my plantation, to bring up my children. Sons, William and 
James, said plantation at wife's death or marriage. Daughters, Eliz- 
abeth, Rebeckah, Sarah, Margaret, Anne and Lidia Foord, £5 each. 
Executors — my brother, John Foord, and Joseph Kille. Witnesses — 
Cornelius Appleton, Josiah Appleton, John Abbott. Proved Feb. 26, 1765. 

1763, March 30. Joseph Killy renounced. 

1763, April 4. John Foord renounced. Lib. 12, p. 78. 

1702, Sept. 25. Foord, William, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Lands to be sold. Son, Samuel, £200. Youngest daughter, 
Sarah Foord, £50, and as much goods as my other daughters had at 
their marriage. Granddaughter, Unice Cutter, a bed. Wife, Mary, 
rest of estate. Executors — my wife, my friend, David Evins, and my 
son, Samuel. Witnesses — Dennes Combs, Stephen Carman, Jr., David 
Herriot. Proved Nov. 10, 1762. 

1762, Nov. 19. Inventory, £387.17.1, made by, Alexander Edgar and 
Nathaniel Fitz Randolph. Lib. H, p. 201. 

1763, April 18. Inventory, £86.5.6, made by John Abbott and Jo- 
seph Chambers. (Margaret Foord, Adm'x with will annexed, was 
sworn in 1765). 



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1770, Nov. 21. Force, James, of Newark Twsp., Essex Co.; will of. 
Children to be put to trade when old enough. All given to children 
(names not given). Executors — John Gilderslee and Walter Smith. 
Witnesses — Moses Clark, Isaac Force, David Clark. Proved Dec. 8, 
1770. Letters granted to John Gildersleave and Walter Smith, at 
same time. Lib. K, p. 269. 

1765, Nov. 23. Force, Timothy, of Newark Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Rachael Force and Isaac Force. Fellowbondsman — Henry 
Earl, Jr.; all of same place. Witness — James Carter. Lib. I, p. 364. 

1767, Feb. 6. Ford, John, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Moveable estate to be sold, and, out of the money, my four chil- 
dren, Mahlon, Chilion, David and Nathan, shall be brought up. The 
plantation where I live, and that where Solomon Brown lives by 
lease, and known by name of Mallepardis, and the land in Roxbury 
Twsp., all are to be divided when my eldest son, Mahlon, is 21, and 
he shall have his choice; and Chilion, when he is 21, shall have his 
choice; and the same with David and Nathan, when they are 21. 
Executors — my father, Jacob Ford, Jacob Ford, Jr., Samuel Tuthill 
and Moses Tuttle. Witnesses — Jabez Campfield, Joseph Wood, Fred- 
erick King. Proved March 12, 1767. Lib. I, p. 1S6. 

1764, Sept. 3. Fordhnm, Richard, of City of Burlington, ship car- 
penter. Int. Adm'r — William Skeels. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Al- 
linson; both of said City. Witness — Levi Murrel. Lib. 12, p. 16. 

1764, Aug. 27. Inventory, £36.6.0, made by William Smith and Levi 
Murrel. 

1764, Oct. 19. Account by William Skeeler as Adm'r. 

1766, Sept. 13. Foreman, Jonathan, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son 
of Jonathan Foreman. Guardian — Joshua Shaw. Fellowbondsman — 
George Taylor; both of Lower Precinct in said Co. Witnesses — John 
Tounsend, John Taylor, Marcy Taylor. Lib. 12, p. 327. 

1763, Oct. 19. Foreman, Martha, of Cape May Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Foreman. Guardian — John Shaw. Fellowbondsman 
— Lewis Cresse; both of said Co. Witnesses — Henry Young and 
George Norton. Lib. 11, p. 439. 

1762, July 6. Porgerson, Uriah, of Wantage Twsp., Sussex Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Susannah Forgerson, widow of said Uriah. Fellow- 
bondsman — Job Loree, of Mendum, Morris Co. File No. 57 S. 

1768, Aug. 22. Forman, George, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Lewis Forman, of Monmouth Co., merchant, who is a brother to said 
George. Fellowbondsman — Richard McDonald, Esq., of Somerset Co. 

Lib. I, p. 336. 

1759, June 20. Forman, Jonathan, Esq., of Freehold, Monmouth 
Co.; will of."being old." Wife, Margaret, V2 of my farm where I 
live and the household goods, which, after her death, are to be 
divided among my children and granddaughter, Eleanor Van Dorn. 
Son, Samuel, £10. Son, John, £10. Son, Peter, the land that joins 
Nicholas Stillwell and George Rhe. To the youngest children of my 
son, Jonathan, deceased, £20 each, when they are 21 (in all £60); 



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but, if the eldest brother, when he is of age, shall give to his young- 
est brother and two sisters a share of their father's estate, then he 
shall have his part of the £60, "and his equal part that I designed 
for their father of my brother Samuel Forman, deceased's estate, 
hereafter mentioned." Daughter, Mary, wife of Robert Rhe, £100. 
Granddaughter, Eleanor Van Dorn, furniture, cows, negro, etc. Son, 
David, the rest of my lands. Eldest son, Samuel, aforesaid, V3 of my 
lands in New England, which were bequeathed to me by my brother, 
Samuel Forman, dec'd, and the other % to my other children. My 
brother Samuel, in his will, left me land at Portsmouth, Rhode 
Island, of 62 acres, as well as to my brothers, Joseph and Ezekiel, 
and there was to be paid out to our three sisters, Hannah Madock, 
Mary Romine, and Rebecca, £50 each, but Ezekiel died before brother 
Samuel; therefore that bequest was void, and I, being heir-at-law 
to that part, was willing and did pay half of said legacies given 
to my three sisters; therefore my brother Joseph and myself have 
sold the said land, and paid the legacies to our sisters. But I am 
willing that brother, Ezekiel's, children, shall enjoy what was left 
to him, had he lived to inherit it, although it was not to his chil- 
dren, for at the time brother Samuel made his will brother Ezekiel 
had no children, therefore it is fallen to me, and I give the rest of the 
money to my brother, Ezekiel's, children, as follows: to Samuel (son 
of Ezekiel) £80; to Thomas, £70; to Aaron, £70; to Ezekiel, £70. 
Executors — wife, Margaret, and my sons, Samuel and Peter. Wit- 
nesses — John Van Cafe, Thomas Leonard, James Robinson, John Hen- 
derson. 

1761, June 6. Codicil. To daughter, Mary, wife of Robert Rhe, a 
negro called Nanny. My granddaughter, Eleanor Van Dorn, is still 
unmarried. To son, Samuel, 16% acres in Freetown, in New Eng- 
land. Witnesses — John Van Clafe, James Robinson, John Henderson. 
Proved Jan. 20, 1763. Lib. H, p. 215. 

176S, March 16. Forman, Ursilla, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Son, George, the bonds I have of him. Son- 
in-law, George Walker, bonds due to me from him. Daugh- 
ters, Priscilla, Lydia and Phebe, my apparel. Son, Lewis, 
Bible. Rest of my estate to my sons, Lewis, Andrew and Robert, 
and to my daughters, Lydia and Phebe. Executors — son, Lewis. 
Witnesses — Samuel Ker, Peter Conrey, Thomas Hunn. Proved May 
30, 1768. Lib. I, p. 241. 

1761, Nov. 29. Fort, Ann, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Son, Rodger Fort, chest. Daughter, Edith, chest. Daughter, Joana 
Lay, £5. Granddaughters, Ann Price and Hannah Price ,beds, etc. 
Rest of personal and real to my two daughters, Esther Murphy and 
Edith Price. Executors — daughters, Esther Murphy and Edith Price, 
and my friend, Daniel Jones. Witnesses — Samuel Reeve, Edward 
Mullen, Joseph Harrington. Proved Oct. 9, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 235. 

1762, Aug. 19. Inventory, £54.16.0, made by John Budd. 

1763, Oct. 14. Account by Thomas Berkinshea and Esther, his wife, 
late Esther Murphy, as Executrix of estate of Ann Fort. 

1764, May 31. Forth, Benjamin, of Maryland. Int. Adm'r — James 
Hines, (Hinds), of Queen Anns Co., Maryland, yeoman. Fellowbonds- 
man — James Davis, of Gloucester Co. Witness — Robert Cooper. 

1764, May 31. Inventory, £22.8.7, made by James Davis and Jacob 
Clement. Lib. 11, p. 522. 



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1762, Oct. 13. Foster, David, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — Sam- 
uel Poster. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Smith; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Tabitha Townsend and Mary Young. 

1762, Oct. 26. Inventory, £121.8.0, made by John Shaw and John 
Smith. Lib. 11, p. 414. 

1761, March 21. Foster, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Edward Tonkin. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Hollinshead; both of 
same Co. 

1761, March 21. Ann Foster, widow of said John, renounced in 
favor of Edward Tonkin. Lib. 10, p. 174. 

1761, Sept. 19. Amount, £19.14.1, received by Adm'r. Same day 
account filed. 

1749, Oct. 28. Foster, Josiah, of Bridgetown, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, Amie, real and personal during life. Daughters, Rebecca 
and Hannah, houses in Bridgetown, after wife's death. Son, Wil- 
liam, farm in Evesham. Executor — son, William. Witnesses — Wil- 
liam Jones, James Lippincott, Peter Andrews. 

1753, July 5. Codicil. Witness — Joseph Barr, James Eldridge, 
Thomas Wilkins. 

1760, Aug. 16. Codicil. Wife, Amie, given annuity. Witnesses — 
John Bail, Thomas Borden. Proved April 16, 1770. Lib. 14, p. 213. 

1769, Feb. 17. Foster, Nathaniel, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Mary, Vs of my lands and Ys of the moveables. Son, Salathiel, the 
rest of lands, and he to pay to my son, Nathaniel, £22, and also pay 
to my daughter, Esther Hand, £2. Executor — son, Salathiel. Wit- 
nesses — Aaron Eldredge, Samuel Woodruff, Richard Wood. Proved 
Feb. 20, 1769. 

1769, Feb. 22. Inventory, £90.11.7, made by John Eldredge and 
Aaron Eldredge. Lib. 14, p. 180. 

1763, June 6. Foster, Nathaniel, Jr., of Roxbury, Morris Co., black- 
smith. Int. Adm'r — Nathaniel Foster, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co., 
blacksmith. Fellowbondsman — Michael Welsh, of Roxbury, Morris 
Co., yeoman, and Thomas Silverthorn, of Mansfield Woodhouse, Sus- 
sex Co., yeoman. Witness — William Hyndman. 

1763, June 6. Renunciation, by Mary Foster, in favor of her fath- 
er-in-law, Nathaniel Foster. Witness — Aaron Doud. 

1763, June 4. Inventory, £46.12.5, made by John Likens and James 
Newman. 

1765, May 23. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 11, p. 457; File No. 1441 N. 

1762, Dec. 17. Foster, Samuel, of Cape May Co., carpenter; will Of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, all my estate, except a bed to my daughter, Hannah 
Foster. Son, Jonathan, 20 acres. Son, William, rest of lands. Daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Stites, 5 shillings. Daughter, Marjery Young, £6. 
Daughter, Mary Foster, £6. Daughter, Hannah Foster, £6. Grand- 
son, Samuel Foster, £5. Executors — my wife and Jonathan Smith. 

Witnesses — Philip Cresse, Nathaniel Jenkins, Stites. Proved 

July 23, 1764. 

1764, July 21. Inventory, £128.14.8, made by John Shaw and Daniel 
Smith. Lib. 12, p. 32. 



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1766, March 24. Fountain, Charles, of New Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Son, Charles, 10 shillings. Son, Ephra, 5 shillings. 
Sons, John and Samuel, each 5 shillings. Daughter, Mary Snoterly 
(?), 5 shillings. Daughters, Hannah Fisher, Cathrin- Blackhorn, 
Sarah Hays and Jemime Higbe, each 5 shillings. Rest to be divided 
between my wife, Sophira, my sons, Isaac, Abram and Jacob, and my 
daughter, Eve. Executor — friend, John Ryder. I give to my last 
wife's four children an equal share with my wife, when my said 
children are brought up. Witnesses — John Whitlock, George Rollin, 
Reuben Runyon. Proved May 26, 1766. Lib. H, p. 613. 

1765, Oct. 7. Fowler, Thomas, of Morris River, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Joseph Savage, of Cape May Co. Fellowbondsman — 
Richard Lore, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Witness — Abigail Ewing. 

1766, Feb. 22. Inventory, £16.15.0, made by John Daniels and Na- 
than Young. 

1767, May 7. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 12, p. 249. 

1705, Jan. 28. Fox, Leonard, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Anne Fox, widow of Leonard Fox, householder, deceased. 
Fellowbondsman — Daniel Wainwright, yeoman; both of said place. 
Witnesses — Anthony Dennis and Benjamin Dennis. 

1765, Feb. 2. Inventory, £18.3.0, made by Stanfel Logan and James 
Johnston. Lib. H, p. 619. 

1762, Feb. 26. Fraser, Geleas, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
To my friend, Ralph Jones, all my goods and bills. Executor — said 
Ralph Jones. Witnesses — Isaac Green, Obadiah Howell, Elijah Jones. 
Proved March 8, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 134. 

1762, Feb. 26. Frazee, Gershom, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co. Ward. Petition, stating that there is an estate belonging to 
Gershom Frazee, heir to Abraham Frazie, of said Borough, deceased, 
which estate is under a lease given by the Adm'rs, and the tenant is 
cutting and destroying the timber, and carrying the same to market, 
and the said estate is listed to be ruined; therefore we relatives of 
said orphan beg you to appoint a Guardian. Signed by Isaac Fra- 
zie, Sr., Isaac Frazee, Jr., Samuel Frazee, Gershom Frazee, Jacob 
Winans, Isaac Littell, Eljia Stits, Caleb Scudder, Moses Littell and 
Joseph Acken. 

1762, March 1. Guardian — Moses Frazee, of Essex Co., of Gershom 
Frazee, aged 7 years, one of the children of Abraham Frazee, de- 
ceased. Fellowbondsmen — James Still Coberly and Gershom Frazee; 
both of said Co. Lib. H, p. 77. 

1762, Nov. 17. Frazee, Gershom, and Jemima, of Essex Co. Wards. 
Children of Abraham Frazee, of said Co., deceased; aged 7 and 5 
years. Guardian — Timothy Frazee, of Middlesex Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Lee, of Essex Co. Lib. H, p. 202. 

1769, May 8. Frazee, Gershom, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Abra- 
hom Frazee, of said Co., who makes choice of Joseph Bird as his 
Guardian. 

1769, May 8. Guardian — Joseph Bird, of said Co. Fellowbonds- 
men — John' Lee, of said Co., and Timothy Frazee, of Middlesex Co. 
Witness — Thomas Andrews. Lib. K, p. 89. 



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1761, Dec. 2. Frazee, James, of Essex Co. Ward Son of Eli- 
phalet Frazee, of said Co. Guardian — Abraham Clark, Jr. Fellow- 
bondsman — Robert Ogden, Esq.; both of said Co. Lib. H, p. 42. 

17(54, Feb. 14. Frazee, James, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Ward. 
Petition, stating that he is under age and his guardian, Abraham 
Clark, Jr., requests to be released, and he makes choice of George 
Brown as Guardian. Letter signed by Abraham Clark, Jr., dated 
Feb. 11, 1764, requests release. 

1764, Feb. 21. Guardian — George Brown, of Middlesex Co. (James 
Frazee is 16 and son of Eliphalet Frazee, deceased). Fellowbonds- 
man — John Moore, of Middlesex Co. 

Lib. H, p. 42; Files No. 3363-3368 G, and 2643-2646 G. 

1767, June 29. Frazee, Samuel, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — Sarah 
Frazee. Fellowbondsman — Moses Little; both of said Co. Witness 
— John Terrill. Lib. I, p. 131. 

(?) Feb. 2. Frazee, Stephen, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sara, the use of this room I lie in, and this 
bed. My eldest son, Stephen, 5 shillings. My 2nd son, Joseph, 5 
shillings. My youngest sons, Benjamin, Jonathan and David, all my 
land on Squan River. Lands in the mountains to be sold. Household 
goods to my four daughters. F-xecutors — my wife and her brother, 
Joseph Allen. Witnesses — Samuel W T eston, Ephraim Frazee, Henry 
Ross. Proved April 10, 1766. 

1766, April 22. Inventory, made by David Johnston, John Jeffery 
and John Palmar Clarke. Lib. H, p. 612. 

1765, March 8. Frazier, Thomas, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah, use of £83 and household goods, 
while my widow. Daughter, Mary Frazer, £40. To Thomas Frazer, 
begotten on the body of Mary Parker by my son, Thomas, now de- 
ceased (as it is said), £10. Son, William, rest of my moveable and 
real estate, and he is to find his mother provisions. Executors — 
friend, John Roy, and son, William. Witnesses — David Parker, 
Elisha Ayers, Brice Ricky. Proved May 7, 1765. Lib. H, p. 518. 

176G, Sept. 5. Freck, Barnard, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., hus- 
bandman. Int. Adm'r — Joshua Bunting. Fellowbondsman— Aaron 
Bunting; both of said place. Lib. 12, p. 295. 

1766, Oct. 13. Inventory, £34.12.4, made by Jacob Lawrence and 
Israel Bunting. 

1768, May 27. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 13, p. 434. 

1763, Nov. 8. Freeman, Alexander, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Isaac Freeman, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Shotwell, 
Jr.; both of said place. 

1763, Nov. 8. Renunciation by Grace Freeman, the widow, in favor 
of Isaac Freeman, Jr. Witness — William Godbeer. 

1763, Nov. 17. Inventory, made by Joseph Freeman and Joseph 
Shotwell. Lib. H, p. 304. 

1763, Jan. 31. Freeman, Andrew, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Ward. Son of William Freeman of said place, deceased. Age 20 
years. Guardian — Joseph Smith, of Hunterdon Co. Fellowbondsman 
— John Smith, of Middlesex Co. Witness — John Smyth. Lib. H, p. 220. 



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1703, Jan. 7. Freeman, Henry, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Greatgrandson, John Freeman, heir-at-law and grandson of 
my eldest son, John Freeman, deceased, 5 shillings. Grandson, Isaac 
Freeman, son of my eldest son, John Freeman, deceased, land which 
I bought of Edward Wilkison, deceased, and 30 acres joining the 
same, which I bought of Francis Walker, deceased; both being in 
said Twsp. Land which I bought of Joseph Insle, lying in Wood- 
bridge, known by the name of Horse Neck, and containing 60 acres, 
to be sold. To the 5 daughters of my daughter, Rachel Runyon, 
£100. Son, Samuel, £100. Daughter, Mary Dunham, £50. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Runyon, £50. My granddaughter, Eliner Worth, £10. Son, 
Samuel, land where his son, Jonathan, lives, which I bought of Wil- 
liam Moores; also a salt meadow that I bought of William Stone, at 
Craines Neck. Son, Joseph, 15 acres of salt meadow in the Raritan 
Meadows, near Roundabouts, which I bought of John Smyth, Scotch- 
man. Son, Benjamin, land in Morris Co., where he lives, of 100 acres. 
Son, Isaac, land I bought of Samuel Martin, and 2 lots joining thereto, 
one of which I bought of Miles Bunn, and the other of Thomas Pike; 
also a salt meadow I bought of Benjamin Bloomfield. Son, Henry, 
my homestead, which I bought of John Smyth, Scotchman, ana 
George Darling; also a salt meadow, joining to Samuel Barron, 
which I purchased of Mathew Moores, deceased. Son, James, land 
where he lives, of 100 acres. Executors — sons, Samuel, Joseph and 
Isaac, and my friend, David Evins. Witnesses — Isaac Cotheal, Ben- 
jamin Thornell, David Herriot. Proved Oct. 13, 1763. 

1763, Oct. 14. Inventory, made by Reuben Evens and David Her- 
riot. Lib. H, p. 304. 

1752, June 8. Freeman, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Eldest son, Henry, the several tracts of land which 1 
had in that deed of sale from Obadiah Ayers, dated 28 May, 1733; 
also \i> of 5 acres of salt marsh in the Raritan Meadows, which 
I had of my father, Henry, which is described in a deed of sale to 
Thomas Smith from Anna Thornell. Son, Alexander, land I bought 
of my brother, Joseph, of 67 acres, being the place where my son now 
lives; also the rest of the salt marsh. Son, Isaac, land on east side 
of my house and on the north of the highway, of 90 acres; also 
the east part of the land on the south side of the road, of 9 acres. 
Son, James, the rest of my home place. Sons, Henry and Alexander, 
the land where my brother lives, called Horseneck. Wife, Martha, 
provided for. Eldest daughter, Sarah, the wife of John Smith, the 
bill of £80 which I have against her. Daughter, Mary, wife of 
Samuel Force, £80. Daughter, Elizabeth, £80. Daughter, Martha, 
£80. Daughter, Charity, £80. Wife, Martha, £80. Executors — eldest 
son, Henry, and my wife. Witnesses — Mary Donham, Anne Skinner, 
David Donham. Proved April 1, 1761. 

1763, July 25. Citation to Martha Freeman, widow and executrix 
of John Freeman, stating that Samuel Force, father of Charity and 
Mary Force, granddaughters and legatees of said John Freeman, has 
complained that an account has not been made; now ordered to file 
her account. 

1772. Account by Martha Freeman. Paid legacies to Mary Force 
and Charity White. Paid to father Freeman, £38.13.6. 

Lib. G, p. 410; Lib. H, p. 264. 



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1760, April 15. Freeman, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Charety, % the moveable estate and the use 
of the land, which is to be sold after her marriage or death, My 
brothers, Joseph, Isaac, Benjamin and James, and my sisters, Eliza- 
beth Runyon and Mary Donham, and the daughters of my sister, 
Rachel Runyan, and my nephew, Jonathan Freeman, and my niece, 
Dameras Hatfield, the rest. Executors — brother, Joseph Freeman, 
and my friend, Samuel Force. Witnesses — James Haydock, Thomas 
Latham, Joseph Shotwell. Proved Dec. 22, 1761. Lib. H, p. 65. 

176.% June 7. Freeman, Sarah, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Phebe Ayres. Fellowbondsman — John Bane; both of said 
place. Whereas the said Sarah Freeman died intestate, and where- 
as, on the 21 of Jan., 1760, letters of Adm'n on her estate were grant- 
ed to Frazee Ayres, (principal creditor of Sarah Freeman), who is 
since deceased, leaving goods which were of the said Sarah Freeman, 
unadministered, now the said Phebe Ayres is appointed. 

1760, Jan. 19. Inventory, £61.4.5, made by Samuel Kelly and 
Joseph Ayers. 

1763, June 30. Account by Reuben Ayers and Phebe Ayers, execu- 
tors of Frazee Ayers, Adm'r to Sarah Freeman, to all the goods that 
were of Sarah Freeman. Includes funeral charges of her child, 
£0.15.0. Lib. H, p. 245; Lib. G, p. 123. 

1764, Aug;. 31. Freeman, William, of Salem Co., Schoolmaster. Int. 
Adm'r — John Budd, Esq. Fellowbondsmen — Joseph Burroughs, Esq., 
and Edward Test, merchant; all of Town of Salem. Lib. 12, p. 73. 

1761, May 29. Frelandt. Simon, of Bergen Co.; will of. Names my 
present wife, Rachel, and the child that is yet to be born; also my 
sisters and brothers, Enogh, John, Abraham, Leya, and Annaty. 
Executors — my wife and my brother, Enogh. Witnesses — Albert Ter- 
heun, Michel Van Wincle, Guilliam Bertholf. Proved Feb. 9, 1765. 

Lib. H, p. 492. 

1762, Jan. 30. Freman, Stephen, Jr., of Hanover, Morris Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Personal and real to be sold, and the money to be 
for benefit of my wife, Sarah, to help her to bring up my children. 
Executors — wife, Sarah, and my brother-in-law, Mathew Fairchild. 
Witnesses — Jacob Ford, John Mitchell, Jr., Timothy Johnes. Proved 
March 9, 1762. Lib. H, p. 143. 

1770, May 16. French, John, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Henry 
French. Fellowbondsman — David Sayre; both of said Co. 

1770, May 17. Inventory, made by David Sayre and Kennedy Vance. 

Lib. K, p. 203. 

1767, Oet. 15. Fresneau, Peter, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. My estate in Albany and Orange County, and in West Chester Co., 
all in New York; and my right in mines, lands, etc., in Sims Berry 
Twsp., and' in Stratford, now in possession of David Lewis, of said 
Stratford and Simsberry, being both in Connecticut; also my right 
in Monmouth Co. and Middlesex Co., in N. J., shall stand in the 
hands of my executors, Agness Fresneau and John Morin Scott, Esq., 
of New York City, whom I appoint my Executors. My personal es- 
tate to remain with my widow till my youngest child comes to age, 
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in for her 1/5, both of real and personal, before any of my children 
shall lay claim thereto. Witnesses — Hones Van Pelt, David Watson, 
and John Burrowes. Proved Feb. 7, 1770. Lib. K, p. 161. 

17(52, May S. Frost, Ezekiel, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Alice Frost. Fellowbondsman — William Dugles, both of said 
Co. Witness — Roger Flanavan. Lib. 11, p. 287. 

1702. Nov. 14. Fulkersen, Derek, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Casaiah (Kezia), use of real and personal estate while my 
widow. Eldest son, Philip, 200 acres of the rear of my lands. Young- 
est son, Derrick, my home place, and the rest of my lands. Should 
the youngest daughter marry, she is to have an outset. Daughters, 
Anne and Mary, £350 each. Executors — my wife, my brother-in-law, 
William Vanduyn, and my friend, John Vanortwyke, of Somerset Co. 
Witnesses — Pieter Couwenhoven, Cornelus Sebring, Elias V: Court. 
Proved May 30, 1763. 

1763, June 13. Inventory, made by Abraham Vandorn, and Cor- 
nelus Sebring. Lib. H, p. 266. 

1703, Feb. 2.. Fullertoii, James, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Rob- 
ert Adams, of Morris Co., to whom the widow of James desires that 
letters be granted. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Lewis, of Somerset 
Co. 

1763, Feb. 8. Inventory, £113.4.11, made by John Durham and 
Brice Ricky. Lib. H. p. 221. 

1764, April 12. Furman, John, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Son of Thomas Furman, of said place, deceased. Makes petition that 
William Cornell, of Hopewell, said Co., may be made his Guardian. 

1764, April 12. Guardian — William Cornell. Fellowbondsman — 
Cornell Stevenson, of Springfield, Burlington Co. Witness — Joseph 
Read. Lib. 11, p. 493. 

17C4, Sept, 16. Furnis, Martha, of Bordentown, Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. Son, Wilton Furnis, the interest of £100 and the 
interest of the money arising from sales of house and lot given him 
by my father, Richard Wright. My son-in-law, John Taylor, and my 
daughter, Hannah Taylor, to have the care of my son, Milton. My 
daughter, Hannah Taylor, to have the rest as given to me by my 
father. Executors — son-in-law, John Taylor, and my daughter, Han- 
nah Taylor. Witnesses — Thomas Bliss, Joshua Bunting and Eliz. 
Musgrove. Proved June 9, 1766. Lib. 13, p. 29. 

1763, April 12. Gach, Thomas, of Woodbridge Township, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Eldest son, John, one-half the plantation where he 
lives (except 10 acres at the west end that was surveyed in my own 
right), with 4 acres of salt meadow at the south end of my meadow 
below Strawberry Hill; also three and a-half acres in Raritan 
meadows with % my freehold right in the Commons. Grandson, 
Thomas Gach, the other % of said plantation, but to remain to the 
use of his father, John Gach, during John's life. Son, Philip, my 
home plantation, where I live, and the rest of the salt meadow, and 
land on Strawberry Hill, and the lot adjoining Jonathan Harned and 
John Harned, and also the said 10 acres; also % of my freehold right 



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in the Commons of Woodbridge, when he is 21. Daughters — Mary, 
Elizabeth, Sarah, Martha and Anne; all the several lots on the south 
side of the road that leads to Amboy to be sold, and the money to 
be divided between them and Thomas Shotwell, son of my deceased 
daughter, Esther. Wife, Elizabeth, the use of the said lands. Execu- 
tors — my wife and James Eddy. Witnesses — Samuel F. Parker, James 
Parker, Samuel Inslee. Proved March 9, 1770. Lib. K, p. 183. 

1763, April 14. Gnllahan, Charles, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co. 
Int. Adra'x — Anna Gallahan. Fellowbondsman — Robert Walker; both 
of said place. 

1763, March 21. Inventory, £83.7.0, made by William Walker and 
William Oakford. Lib. 11. p. 374. 

1763, Sept. 27. Gamble, William, of near Londonderry, Ireland. 
Ward. Said William is son of John Gamble. Guardian — Redmond 
Conyngham, of Philadelphia. Fellowbondsmen — Richard Stevens and 
Charles Coxe, both of Philadelphia. Witness — Charles Read. 

Lib. 11, p. 442. 

1769, Oct. 9. Gano, David, of City of New Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Catharine, use of house, store and dock, and, 
after her death, to be sold and the money divided among children, 
Mary, David, Elizabeth and Catharine. Wife to have the plantation 
on George's Road till my son, David, comes of age, when it is to be 
sold, and money divided among children and my wife. Executors — 
friends, John Lile, Jr., and John Schureman. Witnesses — John Den- 
nis, Josiah Applegate, Peter Lott. Proved May 14, 1770. 

1770, May 5. Inventory, £146.13.7, made by Jasper Farmer and An- 
drew McDowell. Lib. K, p. 202. 

1763, Aug-. 22. Gano, George, of Middlesex Co. Int. AdnYrs — Rachel 
Gano, the widow, and David Gano, brother of said George Gano; 
both of said place. Fellowbondsman — Henry Vankirk. 

1763, July 30. Inventory, £671.3.6, made by John Lyle and John 
Schuurman. Lib. H, p. 270. 

1768, July 15. Gansolis, Rynieriek, of New York. Int. Adm'r — 
Peter Quick, of Sussex Co. Fellowbondsman — Jasper Smith, of Hun- 
terdon Co. Witness — George Reading. 

1768, July 15. Inventory, £105.3.8, rendered in by Peter Quick, 
Adm'r.. of goods within New Jersey, of the estate of "Rymeriek 
Gansalies." Lib. 13, p. 440. 

1769, Feb. 26. Gardiner, James, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co.; will 
of. To my wife, £200, and the money from the sale of my real estate 
to my three sons, Joseph, Ephraim and Job, when they are 21. 
Sons to be put to trade when 14. Executors — Joshua Lippincott and 
John Test, both of said Co. Witnesses — Framton Dell, Ellenor Moon 
and Jacob Spicer. Proved April 27, 1769. 

1784, June 1. Account of Rebecca Lippincott, Executrix of Joshua 
Lippincott, who was the surviving Executor of James Gardner. In- 
cludes "Cash paid Marg. Gardner, widow of James Gardner, supposed 
to be out of the sale of the land, £200." Lib. 14, p. 54; Lib. 26, p. 49. 



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176S, Feb. 25. Gardner, Richard, of Wantage, Sussex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Isable, and daughter, Hannah, to have all real and 
personal, except such as hereafter named; and, if my daughter die 
without issue, then her real is to go to my sister's children, the said 
sister being Rachel Collard. I have a bond against Elijah Collard, 
but his widow (my sister), who lives on that farm, is not to be 
disturbed while she is the widow. Richard Collard, my sister's son, 
is to have a tract in Walpack, of 54 acres. Executors — my wife, 
Isable, my son-in-law, John Forgeson, and my friend, John Her- 
ring. Witnesses — Mickel Crosman, John Cimbel, John Herring. Proved 
June 3, 1768. 

1768, May 5. Inventory, £1151.3.8, made by Jonathan Cooley and 
Samuel Meeker. Lib. 12, p. 529. 

1707, Oct. 28. Gardner, Sarah, of Morris Co. Int. Adra'r — Peter 
Kemble, principal creditor. Fellowbondsman — Stephen Conkling; 
both of Morristown, said Co. Witness — Chloe Bridge. Lib. I, p. 208. 

1761, April 8. Garon, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Elizabeth Garon, the widow, and Ephraim Donham; both of 
said place. 

1761, April 6. Inventory, made by Peter Lott and Daniel Morgan. 

Lib. G, p. 369. 

1767. Sept. 17. Garrabrants, Jacob, of Aghquacknonk, Essex Co.; 
will of. Real and personal, to my wife, Catharine, my daughters, 
Maritie Garrabrants and Trintie Garrabrants, my son, Peter, and my 
daughter, Rykje Garrabrants, each 1/5 part. Executors — friend, 
Francis Post, and my wife. Witnesses — Garrabrant Garrabrants, 
Abraham Garrabrants, Peter Degarmo. Proved Oct. 7, 1767. 

Lib. I, p. 192. 

1703. July 24. Garretson, Jacob, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Granddaughter, Mercy Daniels, goods when 18. Wife, Martha, rest of 
personal estate. Children, Rem Garrison, Garret Garrison, Rebecca 
Wilson and Phebe Goldin, personal at wife's death. Plantation of 
320 acres of which % I give to Rem Garrison and V2 to Garret Garri- 
son, but my wife to have the use of same while my widow. Wife to 
be Guardian of Garret. Executors — my wife and said Rem Garrison. 
Witnesses — Daniel Garretson, Hannah Eldredge, Jacob Spicer. Proved 
June 8, 1765. 

1765, April 30. Inventory, £157.2.7, made by John Willets and Isaac 
Baner. Lib. 12, p. 128. 

1765, Aug 1 . 19. Garrison, Abraham, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Marcy, % the moveable estate, and the use 
of Vz the lands. (Daughter, Christian, wife of Joseph Chamlis, 5 
shillings. This was crossed- out). Rachel, wife of Hance Wolson, 
5 shillings. Son, Isaac, 5 shillings. Sons, Joseph and Samuel, 5 
shillings each. Son, Levi, lands on east side of Burlington road. Son, 
Abraham, also land. Rest of moveables to be sold and divided among 
my children, Levi Garrison, Elizabeth Foster (wife of Christofor 
Foster), and Abraham Garrison, who is under 21. Executors — Son, 
Levi, and Fithian Stratton. Witnesses — William Thorne, John Amb- 
ler, Mary Coleman. Proved Oct. 22, 1766. 

1766, Oct. 16. Inventory, £72.16.9, made by John Ambler and Daniel 
Garrison. Lib. 12, p. 321. 



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1767, June 26. Garrison, Fredrick, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Jemima Garrison and Samuel Garrison. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Read; all of said place. Witness — Carter Trenchard. 

1767, June 22. Inventory, £596.10.11, made by Jacob Richman and 
John Mayhew. Lib. 13, p. 191. 

1770, Jan. 20. Garrison, Garret, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Sarah, % my moveables. Son, Garret, 15 acres 
of marsh, and son, William, 10 acres. Son, David, V 2 of my home- 
stead, and V-i the rest of lands, and to son, Ruban, the other V 2 . 
Daughter, Sarah, 5 acres of marsh, and daughter, Phebe, 10 acres. 
Moveable estate to children, William, David, Phebe, Nancy, Prudence 
and Reuben. Executors — my wife and son, David. Witnesses — 
Thomas Heaton, Aaron Peterson, Ephraim Heaton. Proved Nov. 6, 
1770. 

1770, Oct. 29. Inventory, £38.7.0, made by John Bragg and Wil- 
liam Pepper. Lib. 14, p. 309. 

1770, Feb. 13. Garrison, Hannah, of Dearfield, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Abraham Garrison. Fellowbondsman — Dan Bowen; both 
of said place. 

1770, Feb. 12. Inventory, £28.18.8, made by Dan Bowen and Joseph 
Smith. Lib. 15, p. 4. 

17G7, May 12. Garrison, Isaac, of Dearfield Twsp., Cumberland Co., 
farmer; will of. All lands and moveables to be sold. Wife, Han- 
nah, to have V3 and £10 more, to help her bring 1 up the child. Son, Isaac, 
£10. Daughter, Mary Covoing, 5 shillings. Daughter, Hannah Ga- 
gers, 5 shillings. Daughter, Ester Garrison, £5. Son, Abraham, £30. 
Daughter, Rumey Garrison, 20 shillings. Daughter, Catren Garri- 
son, 30 shillings. Son, Bennet, £5. Son, Joseph, £5. Sons, Jeremiah, 
Syles and Alfeas, £5 each. Executors — my wife and Daniel Clark. 
Witnesses — John Stevens and Joseph Smith. Proved July 11, 1767. 

1767, May 23. Inventory, £46.7.2, made by Daniel Bowen and Jo- 
seph Smith. Lib. 12, p. 486. 

1765, Jan. 11. Garrison, Samuel, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Lydia, 1/3 of my estate. To my 3 married daughters, Phebe, 
Sarah and Damaris, £3 each. Three eldest sons, Stephen, Samuel and 
John, £10 each. Youngest son, Abraham, £10. Youngest daughters, 
Hannah, Rachel, Unice and Lydia, £10. Plantation to be sold. Wife 
to have the rest. Executors — my wife and Broadway Davis. Wit- 
nesses — Isaac Elwell, Benjamin Garrison, David Platts. Proved Feb. 
1, 1765. 

1765, Jan. 26. Inventory, £189.12.6, made by Benjamin Garrison and 
Daniel Clark. 

1770, Aug. 6. Account by John Miller, Executor, in right of his 
wife, Lydia, late Lydia Garrison, Executrix of late Samuel Garrison. 
Includes "Unice Garrison, her sickness, and 3 months for doctor, and 
expenses of funeral, £40." Lib. 12, p. 175; Lib. 15, p. 42. 

1760, Feb. 2S. Garwood, Jacob, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. "Advanced in years." Son, Samuel, £50. Second 
son, Jacob, £100. Grandsons, the sons of my son Samuel, £10 each. 
Children of my daughter, Rachel Buffin, wife of John Buffin, Jr., £10 
each. Child or children of my daughter, Elizabeth, wife of John Dela- 



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tush, with which she is now pregnant, £10. My two daughters (noi 
single), Lydia and Mary, £20 each, and furniture. Land to be sol 
and the money divided among my children, Jacob, Rachel Buffir 
Elizabeth Delatush, Lydia Garwood and Mary Garwood. As my sor 
Jacob, may be imposed on, I appoint my Executors as his Trustees 
Executors — friends, Joseph Curtis and Peter Harvey. Witnesses- 
Adam Pettit, Mary Buffin, Isaac DeCow, Hannah DeCow. Prove 
March 2, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 32] 

1761, Feb. 28. Inventory, £173.18.10, made by George Folwell an 
Joseph English. 

1772, Nov. 12. Account of Peter Ellis, Ex'r of Peter Harvey an 
Anne Ivins, late Anne Curtis, Ex'x of her husband, Joseph Curtis 
which Peter Harvey and Joseph Curtis were Ex'rs of Jacob Garwooc 
"Lands sold for £637.10.0." Lib. 14, p. 50] 

1703. Sept. 10. Garwood. William, of Evesham, Burlington Co 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Jane, £150. Son, Joseph, my lands. Daugh 
ter, Jane Prickett, £50. Daughter, Sarah Bishop, £50. Daughtei 
Rebekah Garwood, £100. Executors — son, Joseph, and my frienc 
Francis Austin. Witnesses — Thomas Shinn, David Fisher, Thoma 
Parkinson. Proved May 21, 1767. Lib. 13, p. 7( 

1767, May 19. Inventory, £250.19.6, made by Daniel Stratton an 
Robert Bishop. 

1701, Sept. 15. Gaskill, Jo.Hialt, of Northampton, Burlington Co. 
will of. Son, Jacob, 5 shillings. Son, Josiah, 5 shillings. Wif« 
Mary, eatables. Son, Joseph, 20 acres of my plantation. My grandsor 
Aaron Gaskill, son of Jacob, 4 acres. Daughter, Thamer Ewar 
cow, etc. Wife, the use of plantation while my widow. Grandsor 
David Ewan, my plantation. Greatgrandson, Benajah King, son o 
Robert King, £5. Greatgrandson, Jonathan Gaskill, the son of m 
grandson, Joshua Gaskill, £5. Executors — wife, Mary, and frienc 
Joseph Lippincott. Witnesses — James Budd, Jacob Powell, Joh 
Woolman, Proved Oct. 13, 1761. Lib. 11, p. 211 

1761, Oct. 12. Inventory, £109.9.6, made by John Woolman an 
James Budd. 

1705. July 1. Gaskill, Meribah, of Burlington Co. W r ard. Daugh 
ter of Samuel Gaskill. Guardian — Thomas Conarroe, of Northampto 
Twsp., said Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Jones, Jr., o 
Mount Holly, said Co., innkeeper. Witness — John Read. 

Lib. 12, p. VZ\ 

1709, Feb. 0. Gass, Peter, of Sussex Co.; will of. Son, Petei 
horses, cow and plow, to make him equal with my eldest son, George 
Youngest daughter, Barbary, a cow and wheel, to make her equa 
with my other daughters. Wife, Cattern, the rest of my estate, anc 
after her death, to be divided among all my children. Executors- 
Peter Clickener and George Rasor. Witnesses — John Snuke, Johan 
nis Knoffe, Japheth Byram. Proved March 2, 1769. 

1769, Feb. 28. Inventory. £122.6.8, made by Coonrod Gontryman 
and Peter Corcelius. 

1771, May 25. Account by Peter Cleckner, and George Razor, Ex 
ecutors of Peter Coss. Catherine Cass, Peter Coss and Barbery Cass 
were paid their legacies. Lib. 13, p. 552; Lib. 15, p. 104 



CALENDAR OF WILLS l/6l-l/JO I 59 

17G5, April 17. Gcrreson, Gerret H., of Achquechnonk, Essex Co.; 
will of. Debts to be paid by sons, Hendrick and Peter. Son, Hen- 
drick, the large Bible; also that land I bought of Gerret Post. Son, 
Peter, land on which I live. Son, Peter, to have a suit of clothes, 
the same as Hendrick had when he married. To the children of my 
daughter, Margret, dec'd., £125 each, both being under age. Execu- 
tors — my friend, Michael Vreland, and my two sons. Witnesses — 
Michael Vreelandt, Poulis Poulison, Jr., David Marinus. Proved Feb. 
24, 1766. Lib. I, p. 257. 

1745-0, Fob. 4. Gerritson, Wilhelrans, of Somerset Co., yeoman; 
will of. Real and personal estate to be sold and the money put to 
interest for the benefit of my wife and children. Wife, Mary, to have 
the use of the money till the youngest child is 12 years old. Eldest 
son, John, my Bible. Sons, John and Samuel, my clothing. Chil- 
dren, John, Eyda, Anna and Samuel, rest. Executors — my brothers, 
Rem Gerritsen and John Gerritsen. Witnesses — Samuel Gerritsen, 
Petrus Wyckof, Derrick Kroesen. Proved March 22, 1755. 

1768, March 8. Citation, issued to Rem Garritsen, surviving Execu- 
tor of will of Wilhelmus Garritsen, on complaint of Samuel Garritsen, 
one of the sons of said deceased, that the said Rem should appear 
on the 12 of April next and make his account. 

Lib. F, p. 255; Lib. I, p. 214. 

1707, Deo. 28. Gibbon, Leonard, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, 
Mary, some moveable estate and rents of real, to bring up my chil- 
dren. Son, Mason, my plantation, called the Mill place; also the 
place where John Mulford lives. Wife to take care of son, Mason, 
till he is 10 years old; then my Executor shall put him to learning. 
Daughter, Rebecka Gibbons, that tract above the mill pond. Daugh- 
ter, Martha Gibbons, plantation where Ananias Sayre, Jr., lives. 
Executors — my brother, John Gibbons, and Doctor Samuel Ward. 
Witnesses — Ananias Sayre, Jr., Samuel Fithian, Dan Simkins. Proved 
Jan. 27, 1768. 

1768, Jan. 29. Inventory, £542.10.0, made by Ananias Sayre, Jr., 
and Dan Simkins. Lib. 13, p. 319. 

17GS, July 21. Giblis, Elizabeth, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. Sons, Richard Gibbs and Francis Gibbs, £50 each. 
My two daughters, Elizabeth Gibbs and Mary Gibbs, residue. Execu- 
tors — said two daughters. Witnesses — Sarah Atkinson, Samuel Black, 
Proved Oct. 19, 1768. 

1768, Oct. 12. Inventory, £162.5.5, made by Samuel Black and Ben- 
jamin Gibbs. Lib. 13, p. 462. 

1700. July 19. Giberson, Hannah, of Monmouth Co., widow; will 
of. To my son, John's, son Guisbert, £1. The rest of my estate 1 
give to my daughters, Elizabeth, Easther, Helanor, Elydia and Mary, 
and to my granddaughters, Meribah (the daughter of my daughter 
Meribah), Elizabeth, (the daughter of my daughter Hannah). Said 
Meribah is single and under age; also Elizabeth is single. Ex- 
ecutors — Moses Laird and Samuel Forman. Witnesses — Gisbert Gi- 
berson, John Everingham, James Gaston. Proved Jan. 3, 1767. 

Lib. 12, p. 467. 



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1767, Dec. 2. Gibson, Luke, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'rs — James Cooper and Joshua Lord; yeomen. Fellow- 
bondsman — Joseph Gibson, yeoman; all of said place. Witness — 
Samuel Mickle. 

1767, Dec. 5. Inventory, £223.6.3, made by Richard Clarke and 
Benjamin Heritage. Lib. 13, p. 278. 

1702, Sept. 1. Giddes, John, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, 
Prudence, the use of my estate till my oldest son, John, is 21. Sons, 
John, Jeremiah and Asher, my lands; and they shall maintain my 
daughter, Rachel. Executors — my wife and friend, Robert Carliel. 
Witnesses — Joseph Brown, Robert Dennes, Abraham Van Tuyl. 
Proved Oct. 19, 1762. 

1762, Oct. 16. Inventory, £261.7.1, made by Joseph Brown and 
Abraham Van Tuyl. Lib. H, p. 191. 

1762, Aug:. 23. Giffin, David, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r— John Griggs, principal creditor. Pellowbondsman — Peter 
McClean; both of said place. 

1762, June 28. Renunciation by George Giffing on his father's es- 
tate, in favor of John Griggs. 

1762, Aug. 18. Inventory, made by Robert King and Alexander 
Campbell. Goods were retained by Mary Harriot for board. 

Lib. H, p. 178. 

1702, April 14. Gifford, Archer, of New Germantown, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Catherine Gifford, widow of said Archer. Fellowbonds- 
men — John Mehelm and John Welsh. Lib. H, p. 78. 

1707, Dec. 20. Gifford, Samuel, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. To James Gifford, the eldest son of my brother, Josiah, 5 shil- 
lings. Wife, Hannah, rest of my real and personal. Executrix — 
my wife, Hannah. Witnesses — Thomas Van Norte, Catherine Van 
Norte, Azariah Hunt. Proved Jan. 30, 1769. 

1769, Jan. 23. Inventory, £81.5.0, made by Thomas Van Norte and 
Azariah Hunt. Lib. K, p. 54. 

1764, Dec. 24. Gill, Thomas, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Mary, £50 and the goods she brought when I married 
her. Daughter, Hannah Gill, spoons marked "H. G.," also £20. Son, 
Thomas, y 2 of my lands where I live, when 21. Other y 2 of land to 
be sold. Executors — friends, Samuel Stokes and John Lippincott. 
Witnesses — James Borden, William Wallace, John Cox. Proved Jan. 
20, 1765. 

1765, Jan. 18. Inventory, £192.4.11, made by John Cox and Job 
Haines. Lib. 12, p. 45. 

1770, July 2. Account by Samuel Stokes and John Lippincott, Ex'rs. 
"Plantation sold to W r illiam Wallace, £719." Lib. 15, p. 11. 

1769, May 26. GiUiland, David, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Eldest son, James, 10 shillings. Son, John, a like amount. 
Daughters, Mary Loyel, Catherine Lucar, Margaret Denton, Elinor 
and Elizabeth, each 10 shillings. Son, David, 80 acres of my planta- 
tion, and to my youngest son, Mathew, the rest of my plantation 
where I liv-e. Wife, Elizabeth, the use of said plantation while she 
lives. Executors — my wife, and son, David. Witnesses — John 
Wetherill, Jr., Isaac Snedeker, John McCormick. Proved June 13, 
1769. Lib. K, p. 111. 



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1770. July 11. Gilljohnson. Errick. of Lower Penns Neck, Salem 
Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r — William Gilljohnson. Fellowbondsmen — 
Sinnick Sinnickson and John Park; all of said place, yeomen. 

1770, Feb. 24. Inventory, £56.15.0, made by Sinnick Sinnickson and 
John Park. Lib. 15, p. 7. 

1770, July 11. Gilljohnson, Errick, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem 
Co., yeoman; will of. Lands to be sold. To Michael Butler, £20. 
John Park, £15. Rest to John Park, Jean Mecum, and Ann Lambson. 
Catharine Allman to have a share. Executor — David Edmiston. Wit- 
nesses — Anne Peterson, Margaret Pennington, Ann Peterson, Jr. 
Proved July 31, 1770. 

1770, July 30. Inventory, £211.15.5, made by Andrew Sinnickson 
and Sinnick Sinnickson. Account against the Township for £9. 

Lib. 15, p. 59. 

1761, March 22. Gilljohnson, Henry, of Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Cathrine Gilljohnson, her dowry of my lands. Son, 
Ereck, £80. Son, William Gilljohnson, my lands, when he is 21. 
Daughter, Ann Jenkens, £3. Executor — son, Ereck Gilljohnson. Wit- 
nesses — Michel Butler, Martin Gilljohnson, John Poog. Proved March 
11, 1763. 

1763, March 11. Inventory, £94.11.0, made by Andrew Sinnickson 
and Thomas Thackra. Lib. 11, p. 398. 

1767, Sept. 26. Gilljohnson, John, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Lands to be sold. Wife, Isabella Gilljohnson, to 
have moveables. The money to be given to my four daughters, ex- 
cept my daughter, now Ann Philpot, is to have £20 less than the rest. 
Daughter, Catharine, a bed. Daughter, Rebecca, a table. Daughter, 
Margaret, a cupboard. Executors — Sinnick Sinnickson, of Lower 
Penns Neck. Witnesses — Francis Philpot, Samuel Elwell, David Ed- 
miston. Proved Dec. 4, 1767. 

1767, Nov. 28. Inventory, £148.9.3, made by Andrew Standly and 
David Edmiston. Lib. 14, p. 96. 

1764, March 14. Gilmnn, Ahraham, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Rachel Gilman, widow, of said place. Fellowbondsman 
— John Soullard, of Deerfleld, said Co., yeoman. Witness — David 
Long. 

1764, March 13. Inventory, £133.19.9, made by David Long and 
John Soullard. Lib. 12, p. 6. 

1765, July 18. Ginnet, Margaret, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — George Hunsinger. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Butter- 
worth; both of Mount Holly. Witness — Robert Burchan. 

1765, July 17. Inventory, £17.10.6, made by Stacy Budd and Joseph 
Butterworth. Lib. 12, p. 126. 

1766, July 17. Account by Adm'r. 

1770, Sept. 25. Glan, Gahriel, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Robbins. Fellowbondsman — David Shepherd, yeoman; 
both of said place. 

1770, Sept. 18. Inventory, £309.7.2, made by David Shepherd and 
William Dalles. 

1774, June 18. Account made by John Robbens. Includes payment 
to "Gabriel Glan, £64.14.10." Lib. 15, p. 74. 

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17(52, April 14. Glover, I riah, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Martha, V£ of my furniture. Son, John, 5 shillings. Daughters, 
Rebecca Hull and Martha Hull, like sum of 5 shillings. Son, Charles, 
£20 when 21. Daughter, Deborah, rest of goods. Son, Uriah Glover, 
all my lands. Executors — my wife and son, Uriah. Witnesses — 
Obadiali Seward, Frederick King, Constant King. Proved Nov. 20, 
1769. Eib. K, p. 216. 

1762. Auk. 18, Godly, William, of Mansfield Woodhouse, Sussex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Real and personal to be sold. I order £400 used 
to bring up my younger children. Wife, Mary. 1/3 the remainder. 
Children — Ann. Rebecca, Edward, Achsah, Mary, William, John and 
Joseph, the other two-thirds. Executors — my wife and Joseph King, 
Sr., of Amwell. Witnesses — -Nathaniel Skiner, Robert Laning, Rich- 
ard Shackleton. Proved Nov. 16, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 366. 

1767, Sept. 4. Goelet, Francis, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth Goelet, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Sam- 
uel Sarjant; both of said place. Witness — John Berrien. 

1767, Sept. 12. Inventory, £137.12.7, made by Jonathan Deare and 
John Griggs. Lib. I, p. 152. 

1761. July 12. Goff, Jeremiah, of Morrices River, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. "Being old." Wife, Asenath Goff, furniture. Son, Joseph, 
plantation where I live. Sons — Joseph Jeremiah Goff, Nathan Goff 
and John Goff, land I bought of Nicholas Cruesen, of 318 acres. Eldest 
son, Joseph, to pay the debt I owe said Cruesen. Daughters, Mary 
Goff and Hannah Goff, rest of moveables. Executors — wife and 
son, Joseph. Witnesses — John Davis, Samuel Heaton, Levi Heaton. 
Proved Aug. 25, 1761. 

1761, Aug. 17. Inventory, £113.13.6, made by John Bragg, and John 
Terry. Lib. 11, p. 162. 

1754, April 11. Goff. John, of Upper Precinct, Cape May Co.; yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary, Y s of moveable estate. Sons, David, and 
John, my lands in Cape May Co. Sons, William and Thomas, my 
lands in Cumberland Co. Executor — wife, Mary, while my widow, 
but, if she marry, then son, David. Witnesses — Joseph Savage, 
Clement Daniels, Deborah Daniels. Proved Feb. 11, 1761. 

1761, Feb. 17. Inventory, £27. S. 7, made by Levi Crandal and Wil- 
liam Robinson. Lib. 10, p. 164. 

176S, May 31. Goff, Margaret, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Cresse. Fellowbondsman — John Smith; both of said Co. Witness — 
Elihu Smith. 

1768, May 31. Inventory, £46.19.2, made by John Smith and Elihu 
Smith. Lib. 13, p. 442. 

1765, March 12. Goff, Silas, of Cape May Co., weaver; will of. 
Wife, Rachel, one half of my estate while my widow. Daughters, 
Hannah and Phebe, my lands and cedar swamp. Executors — my wife 
and my father, William Goff. Witnesses — William Goff, Mary Nor- 
ton, John Cresse. Proved Feb. 21, 1767, by John Cresse, the other 
two witnesses being dead. 

1767, Jan. 9. Inventory, £134.6.1 %, made by Lewis Cresse and John 
Smith. Lib. 13, p. 137. 



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1765, Dec. 15. Golf, William, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Margaret, 1/3 of my moveables, and the other 2/3 to my daugh- 
ters, Mary, Hanahah, Prissiller and Rhoda. Son, Silus, plantation 
where he lives. Son, William, plantation where I live, one acre ex- 
cepted. Daughter, Hannah, Cresse, one acre whereon her "fraim" 
now stands, during her widowhood. Son, William, a bond. Execu- 
tors — wife, Margaret, and sons, Silus and William Goof. Witnesses 
— Daniel Hildreth, Benjamin Stites, Lydia Foster. 

1765, Dec. 16. Codicil. Witnesses — John Leonard, Lydia Foster, 
Mathas Foster, Anne Leonard. Proved Jan. 18, 1766. 

1766, April 18. Inventory, £113.3.8, made by John Shaw and Lewis 
Cresse. Lib. 12, p. 344. 

1703, April 27. Gogen, Edmond, of Morris River, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Joseph Savage, of Cape May Co. Fellowbondsman — 
Levi Crandal, of Morris River. Witness — Thomas Ewing. 

1763, April 26. Inventory, £18.5.9, made by Levi Crandal and Jo- 
seph Lord. File No. 28 F. 

1765, March 13. Goldin, John, of Morris River Twsp., Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, moveable estate, except things given to 
son, Samuely. Wife, 2/3 of my land. Daughter, Sary Garrison, 5 
shillings, and the like sum to my daughter, Mary Smith, and to 
Judeth Goldin, Hannah Goldin, Rebecca Goldin, Catherine Goldin, 
Rachel Goldin, and Jean Goldin, my children, each 5 shillings. Exe- 
cutors — friend, John Mackey, and my wife. Witnesses — John Willets 
and James Goldin. Proved Dec. 20, 1766. 

1766, Dec. 22. Inventory, £161.11.4, made by Joseph Champion and 
Andrew Godfrey. Lib. 12, p. 353. 

1761, Nov. 3. Goldsmith, William, of Suffolk Co., New York. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Goldsmith, of said place, brother to said William. 
Fellowbondsman — Job Camp, of Essex Co. Lib. H, p. 36. 

1769, Feb. 16. Gomez, Isaac, of New York, merchant; will of. 
Wife, Deborah Gomez, an annuity of £150, and the use of the house 
and lot on Queen's Street, said City, where I dwell, and all my 
plate and the slaves she wants. After the death of my wife I give 
to my daughter, Ester Gomez, £600, and % my plate. To the Ruler 
of the Jewish Synagogue in this City, £15. Rest of my personal 
and real to my son, Mattathias. Executor — son, Mattathias. Wit- 
nesses — John Dunlap, Jonathan Morrell, Moses Smith. Proved Oct. 
23, 1770. Lib. K, p. 330. 

1770, July 16. Goold, James, of Essex Co., joiner; will of. Sons, 
Samuel and John Goold, all my land, when John comes of age. 
Granddaughter, Cate Arvey, 2 cows and household goods. Executors 
— Bethuel Pierson and Benjamin Baldwin. Witnesses — Bethuel Pier- 
son, Jonas Whittemore. Proved Aug. 5, 1770. Lib. K, p. 230. 

176S, Sept. 16. Gordon, John, Jr., of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — David Gordon, his father. Fellowbondsman — John Long- 
street, Jr.; both of said place. Witness — Henry Waddell. 

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1765, Oct. 24. Gorman, Thomas, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int 
Adm'r — "William Tucker. Fellowbondsman — John Chambers; both o 
said place. 

1765, Oct. 30. Inventory, £10.19.5, made by Charles Oxford am 
Thomas Barnes. Lib. 12, p. 245 

17G5. Aur. 2. (iould, John, of Acquacnonck Twsp., Essex Co., farm 
er; will of. Son, John, the improvement lying in Horseneck purchase 
Son, Joseph, 1/3 my homestead, and 1/3 the land in the English pur 
chase, and also his house. Son, Stephen, 1/3 the homestead, and !/'■ 
of land in English purchase. Son, Samuel, 1/3 the homestead, and 1 A 
the land in English purchase. Those sons are to maintain my wife 
Abigail. Daughter, Sarah Ryker, her oldest son, £8, and to her sec 
ond son, £9, and to Sarah Ryker, £8. Elizabeth Brower to have ; 
cow. Executors — sons, John and Joseph, and my brother, Thoma; 
Gould. Witnesses — Sarah Gould, Joseph Cory, Jemima Day. Provei 
May 30, 1766. Lib. I, p. 54 

1765, Sept. 9. Goulden, Joseph, of Dearfield Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
will of. Eldest son, John, my saw mill. Son, Joseph, my grist mill 
Son, Samuel, 80 acres, when 21. Daughters, Sarah Golder, and Abila 
(Abigail) Golder, £3. Executors — sons, John and Joseph. Witnesse 
— Daniel Moore, Mark Bowen, James Loper, Jr. Proved Oct. 23, 1765 

1765, Oct. 18. Inventory, £155.18.3 V4» made by James Loper am 
Mark Bowen. Lib. 12, p. 243 

1760, Sept. 10. Graham, George, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co. 
will of. Wife, Mary, £60 and use of lands, and, after death of wife 
my niece, Lydia Noble, shall have £60. Son, William, now in Eng 
land, my watch. My three children, now living in Co. of Cumber 
land, England, viz., William, John and Jane Collins, £100. Nephew 
Jacob Noble, my apparel. Daughter, Frances, the daughter of Rutl 
Touson, rest of my real and personal. Executors — my wife, Mary 
and my daughter, Prances, and my friend Ralph Hunt. Witnesses- 
John Johnson, Azariah Hunt, William McCoy. Proved Oct. 28, 1769 

Lib. 14, p. 13C 

1761, Nov. 1. Graham, Mary, of Bedminster, Somerset Co.; will ol 
Granddaughter, Mary Jones, wife of Jonathan Jones, £5. Grand 
daughter, Mary McEowen, £10. Granddaughter, Mary Hannah, wif< 
of Rev. John Hannah, £5. Grandson, Stephen McCrea, son of Rev 
James McCrea, £10. Granddaughter, Mary Graham, daughter of Wil 
Ham Graham, £10. Daughter, Sarah Henry, wife of Daniel Henry 
goods. Rest to son, William Graham, son, James Graham, am 
daughter, Sarah Henry. Executors — my children, William and Jame 
Graham, and Sarah Henry. Witnesses — Garret Voorhees, Ezekie 
Akeley, Andrew Porter. Proved June 8, 1763. Lib. H, p. 255 

1760, Nov. 15. Graisbury, James, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
will of. Sons, James, Joseph and Benjamen, all my real estate ii 
Newton. Daughter, Mary Franklin, £100. Daughter, Ann Warner 
£100. Wife, Mary, remainder. Executors — sons, James, and Joseph 
Witnesses — Joseph Thackray, Stephen Thackray. Proved Dec. 3C 
1762. J 

1762, Dec. 24. Inventory, £470.12.03/4, made by John Branson am 
David Branson. Lib. 11, p. 282 



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1762, July 8. Grant, John, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Eleanor, £50 that were left her by her father, 
2 cows and household goods, and Ms the profits of my plantation while 
my widow. The north end of my plantation, next to Aaron Boylon, 
I give to my son, David. Son, George, my house and % the land. 
Son, John, the other third. Daughter, Martha, £50. Daughter, Chris- 
tial, £50. Daughter, Elenor, £50. Daughter, Margrete, £50, when 
she is 17. Daughter, Mary, £50, when 17. Son, John, is not yet 21. 
Executors — wife, Elenor, and my brothers-in-law, Peter Williamson 
and Francis Coarsort. Witnesses — Jonathan Ayers, Nathaniel Ayers, 
James Kilpatrick, John Roy. Proved Aug. 12, 1762. 

1762, Aug. 19. Inventory, £418.0.6, made by Peter Williamson and 
Francis Cossaart, Executors; and Nathaniel Ayers and William An- 
nin, appraisers. Lib. H, p. 173. 

1756, March 2. Gray, Jacoh, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Eldest son, Isaac, £10. Wife, Ann, use of all real and personal 
estate to bring up my children. Sons, Isaac, and Aurt, all my lands. 
Daughter, Elizabeth, £50. Daughter, Susannah, £50. Daughter, Ann, 
£50. Daughter, Mary, £50. Executors — my wife, Ann; son, Isaac, 
and my friend, Cornelius Weigheoff. Witnesses — Hugh Hunter, Sa- 
rah Mattison, Jacob Mattison. Proved Jan. 13, 1764. 

1763, Dec. 7. Inventory, £524.7.2, made by Thomas Atkinson and 
Gershom Lee. Lib. 11, p. 523. 

1763, Dec. 30. Green, Ephraim. of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Gershom Conger and Mary, his wife, late Mary Green, widow of 
Ephraim Green, they being of Middlesex Co. Fellowbondsman — 
James Conger, of Somerset Co. Lib. H, p. 323. 

1769, Sept. 6. Green, Henry, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. ; will 
of. Son, Henry, farm on west side of Whale Pond, bounded by the 
sea, William Jackson, Richard Jeffery and the Whale Pond. Son, 
William, £150. Sons, John and Jeams, plantation where I live. 
Daughter, Sarah, wife of Joseph Cook, £20. Daughter, Rachel, wife 
of Vincent White, £20. Daughters, Rebecca and Elizabeth, £25 each. 
Daughters, Mary, wife of William Perce, and Charity, wife of Thomas 
White, only one shilling each, by reason of their husband's misbe- 
havior. To Rebecca Leaqusie, £20. Wife, Rebecca, all estate while 
my widow. Executors — my wife and four sons. Witnesses — Cor- 
nelius Lane, Gideon Tallman, Lewis Jeffery. Proved Jan. 5, 1770. 

1769, Dec. 12. Inventory, made by Job Cook and Cornelius Lane. 

Lib. K, p. 159. 

1763, March 1. Green, Joseph, of Evesham, Burlington Co., weaver. 
Int. Adm'x — Sarah Green. Fellowbondsmen — Charles French and 
Nathan Haines; all of said Co. 

1763, Feb. 24. Inventory, £78.16.9, made by Charles French and 
Nathan Haines. Lib. 11, p. 269. 

1766, Sept. 16. Green, Robert, of Greenwich Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Eve, my whole estate till my son John is 21; then 
he to have % the plantation, and my wife the other half. Wife is 
pregnant, and that child is provided for. The plantation on Scotts 
Hill to be rented. Daughter, Elizabeth Green, £40 when 18. Daugh- 
ter, Mary Green, £40. Daughter, Jean Green, £40 when 18. Daugh- 



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ter, Lyda Green, £45 when 18. When Lydia comes of age the planta- 
tion on the hill to be sold. Executrix — wife, Eve. Witnesses — 
Alexander W r hite, John Maxwell, Andres Yong. Proved Nov. 26, 1766. 
1766, Oct. 9. Inventory, £258.1.6, made by John Maxwell and 
Alexander White. Lib. 12, p. 431. 

1763, March 17. Griffins, William, Jr., of Roxbury, Morris Co.; 
will of. Sons, John and Gabriel, all my lands where I live bought 
by my father of Benjamin Maning and John Throckmorton, and 10 
acres on the mountain that I bought of Ephraim Hopkins. Daughter, 
Sarah Griffing, £20. Children all under age, and, if they die, then 
% the lands to be my wife's, and the other half to go to my five 
brothers, Zodok, Robard, Ebenezer, Jasper and Francis. Wife, Han- 
nah, rest of moveable estate. Executors — father, William Griffing, 
and Aaron Starke. Witnesses — Jabesh Haton, William Dugles, Jr., 
Zophar Cams. Proved May 2, 1764. 

1764, May 8. Inventory, made by Aaron Starke and William Baird. 

Lib. H, p. 435. 

1762, March 23. Griggs, Benjamin, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will 
of. Son, Daniel, £200. Grandson, Benjamin Griggs, son of John 
Griggs, deceased, £25. Children, Samuel, Barrent, Benjamin, Daniel, 
Reuben, and daughters Martha Vanderbeek (wife of Rem Vander- 
beeck), Jane Bennitt (wife of Aron Bennitt), and Elianer Sutfin 
(wife of John Sutfin), rest of my estate. Wife to be supported. Exe- 
cutors — my sons, Samuel and Daniel, and son-in-law Rem Vander- 
beek. Witnesses — Nicholas Veghte, Francis Feurt, Isaac Wilkins. 
Proved Feb. 23, 1768. Lib. I, p. 214. 

1768, Jan. 20. Griggs, Benjamin, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Daniel Griggs, one of the sons and principal creditor. 

1768, Jan. 18. Inventory, £261.7.0, made by Andrew Gordon and 
John Feavel. Lib. I, p. 208. 

1761, Nov. 17. Griggs. Daniel, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Brothers, John, Jocham and Samuel, all my real estate left 
me by my father, and they to pay to my sisters, Catherine, Mary and 
Margaret, the legacies that my father ordered. Executors — brothers, 
John, Jocham and Samuel. Witnesses — Peter Peterson, Jacob Matti- 
son, John Young. Proved Sept. 27. 1762. Lib. 11, p. 341. 

1765, Jan. 31. Griggs, Reuben, of Somerset Co., physician; will of. 
Brother, Barrent Griggs, £150, to be deducted from the bonds he gave 
me for the place he now lives on in Sower Land. I discharge my 
brother, Daniel, from the debts due me for my doctoring. Rest of 
personal and real to be sold, except my apparel, and divided in six 
parts. To my brother, John's children, one part. To my brother, 
Samuel, one part. To brother, Barrent, one part. Brother, Daniel, 
one part. Brother, Benjamin's, children, one part. Sister, Jane's, 
children, one part. Sister, Martha, one part. To the children of my 
sister, Eleanor, which she has by Theodorus Monfort, late deceased, 
and the children which she has by John Sutfin, one part. [Make 7 
parts]. My apparel I give to Benjamin Griggs, James Griggs, Daniel 
Griggs, John Griggs and William Griggs, sons of my brother, John. 
Executors — my brother. Samuel Griggs, and my brothers-in-law, 
John Sutfin and Rem VanderBeek. Witnesses — Cornelius Simonson, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 167 

Samuel Smith, Jan Seymesen. Before signing-, I give to Adrian 
Bennet's 2 daughters, Margaret and Barbary, £8 each, above what I 
have already given them. Proved March 18, 1765. 

1773, June 1. Account by Executors. Includes "Land sold at 
Kingston, £175.13.4." Lib. H, p. 500. 

175S, March 8. Griggs, Thomas, of Bordentown, Burlington Co., 
"laybour;" will of. My half brother, Gersham Wollin, 20 shillings. 
Niece, Edeth Updike, £20, when 18. Wife, Ann, my house in Bor- 
dentown and the residue. Executors — my wife and my friend, Ed- 
ward Williams. Witnesses — John Thompson, Robert Ashton, Samuel 
Farnsworth. Proved May 23, 1763. 

1763, May 20. Inventory, £387.17.5, made by Samuel Shourds and 
John Browne. Lib. 11, p. 329. 

1757, Aug-. 19. Groom, Peter, Sr., of Windsor, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Peter, £5. Daughter, Sarah Nawley, £10. Wil- 
liam Updick, £30, for 10 acres of land I bought of him; and I give 
said 10 acres to my son, Thomas; also the meadow on south side of 
Sanpink, above the Cross Ditch, of 4 acres, which joins Thomas 
Tindal; also 30 acres of upland on south side of Sanpink. Son, Moses, 
my house and plantation, where I live. Wife, Elizabeth, my move- 
able estate, and the profits of my plantation, till son, Moses, is 21. 
If Rachel Garrison live with my wife till she is 18, she is to have a 
cow. If Thomas Edgment, who lives with me, inclines to live with 
my family, then he is to have a decent funeral. Executors — son, 
Peter, and Moses Groom. Witnesses — Joseph Skelton, William Up- 
dike, Dominicus Covenhoven. Proved March 4, 1768. 

1768, Feb. 23. Inventory, £20.19.6, made by Dominicus Covenhoven 
and William Updike. Lib. 13, p. 315. 

1750, April 13. Guisbertson, Guisbert, of Monmouth Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, use of all my lands, a house in Allentown, 
and 3 lots near the same town; and, after her death, all to be sold, 
and £50 given to each of my son, John's, children, and the rest to be 
given to my own daughters. To Guisbert Guisbertson, the son and heir 
of my eldest son and heir, John, deceased, 5 shillings. To Guisbert 
Guisbertson and William Guisbertson, (my sons), the plantation 
where I live. Moveable estate to be sold and money divided between 
my daughters, Elizabeth, Esther, Hannah, Meribah, Helena, Lydia 
and Mary Guisbertson; but Elizabeth and Esther shall have £20 
less than the others. Executors — wife, Hannah; son, Guisbert Guis- 
bertson, and my brother-in-law, Samuel Parent. Witnesses — Daniel 
Williams, John Cox, William Lawrence. Proved May 19, 1766. 

1766, May 9. Inventory, £1,147.13.0, made by David Gordon, Samuel 
Forman, Jr., and Moses Laird. Lib. 12, p. 443. 

1768, Oct. 12. Hackenburger, Herbert, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. My wife, V 3 of my estate. Son, John, 5 shillings. 
My wife, Margaret, has hers forever. Children — John, Peter. Foost, 
Henry, Christopher, Harman, Eve Anney, Elsse, Margret, Anna Eliz- 
abeth, Elizabeth, Catren and Mary, the rest. Executor — son, Peter. 
Witnesses — Nicholas Linnenberger, William Albach, Herbert Roden- 
bah. Proved June 13, 1769. 

1769, June 8. Inventory, £75.10.3, made by Nicholas Linnenberger, 
and Johannes Brodenbach. 

1771, Feb. 16. Account by Executor. Lib. 14, p. 58; Lib. 15, p. 103. 



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1766, Oct. 25. Hackett, John, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Eliza- 
beth Hackett, Archibald Stewart, Joseph Reed, Jr. Fellowbonds- 
men — Thomas Reading and Thomas Lowrey. Witness — John Sher- 
rerd. Lib. 13, p. 199. 

1767, Aug. 6. Hackett, Samuel, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. Son and 
heir of John Hackett, late of Sussex Co., who makes petition, as also 
Elizabeth Hackett, his mother, and John Reading, her father, that 
George Reading may be made Guardian. 

1767, Aug. 6. Guardian — George Reading, of Mansfield Woodhouse 
Twsp., Sussex Co. Fellowbondsmen — Charles Stewart, of Kingwood, 
Hunterdon Co., yeoman, and Isaac De Cow, of Trenton. (The above 
Elizabeth Hackett, the mother, is now about to leave the Province). 

Lib. 14, p. 125. 

1769, Oct. 2G. Hackett, Samuel, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. Petition 
of George Reading, stating that his sister, Elizabeth Hackett, lately 
arriving from Europe, and having been Guardian of her son, Samuel 
Hackett, during her absence, now desires that she may be made his 
Guardian. 

1769, Oct. 27. Guardian — Elizabeth Hackett. Fellowbondsmen — 
Joseph Reading and Samuel Tucker, all of said Co. Lib. 14, p. 125. 

1761, July 5. Hackney, Elizabeth, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. To my sister, Rebeckah Matlack's (deceased) four daugh- 
ters, viz., Mary, Susannah, Elizabeth and Rebeckah, £10 each and my 
apparel, when 18. Cousin, Jeremiah Ozban, £20, when 21. My broth- 
er, Thomas Hackney's, eldest son, viz., William, £5, when 21. Broth- 
er, Joseph Hackney's, eldest son, viz., Joshua, £5, when 21. My 
cousin, Susannah Dudley, £5, when 18. Brother, Joseph Hackney, my 
Bible. Brothers, Thomas and Joseph Hackney, residue. Executor — 
brother, Joseph. Witnesses — Noah Haines, Hannah Turner, Jonas 
Cattell. Proved June 11, 1762. 

1762, May 28. Inventory, £175.19.6, made by Darling Conaroe and 
Richard Borden. Lib. 11, p. 197. 

1762, April 16. Han'. Lawrence, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Son, Lawrence Haff, Jr., 5 shillings. Wife, Martha, rest of 
the estate, during her life, and then to go to John Haff, Cornelius 
Haff, Abraham Haff, Richard Haff, Coneactia Jones, and my son, Law- 
rence Haff's, children, and my daughter, Margaret Palmer's, children. 
Executors — my wife, Martha, Cornelius Haff and Benjamin Jones. 
My son, Peter Haff's child, shall have an equal share of my estate. 
Witnesses — John Emley, Rebeckah Stevenson, Jane Stevenson. Proved 
Nov. 4, 1762. 

1762, Aug. 26. Inventory, £322.8.0, made by John Emley and Sam- 
uel Baker. 

1769, Feb. 17. Account by Benjamin Jones, surviving and acting 
Executor of the estate of Lawrence Hoff. Includes paying John Holt, 
for keeping Martha Hoff, the widow, in her illness, for 4 years and 
7 months at 15 s. per week £178.8.0. Lib. 11, p. 359; Lib. 13, p. 494. 



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1754, Aug. S. Hageman, Adrian, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, 
£o0 yearly. I have provided for all my sons, except Simon and Ben- 
jamin, by giving them a deed for lands; so now I give to sons, Simon 
and Benjamin, the plantation where I live, of 350 acres. My per- 
sonal estate I give to all my children, Hendrick, John, Adrian, Jo- 
seph, Simon, Jacobus and Benjamin; and my daughters, viz., Geertje, 
married to John Manley; Mary, married to Adrian Hegeman, and 
Cathrine, married to Samuel Waldron. 

Some of my sons, and sons-in-law gave me bonds, viz., John 
Hegeman, 6 of Aug., 1744, for £350; Adrian Hegeman, 15 of May, 1749, 
for £132; Joseph Hegeman, 12 of March, 1754, for £97; Simon Hege- 
man, 1754, for £400; Jacobus Hegeman, 20 of May, 1754, for £300; 
John Manley, 15 of May, 1749, for £12; Adrian Hegeman, my son-in- 
law, 1754, for 68; Benjamin Hegeman, 1754, for £400. Executors — 
sons, Hendrick, John, and Simon. Witnesses — William Ouke, Henry 
Bicker, Abraham Heyer. Proved July 27, 1762. 

1762, June 22. Inventory, £440.9.2, made by Cornelus De Hart, 
Peter Sedam, and Andrew Brown. Lib. H, p. 165. 

1765, June 22. Hager, John, of Roxberry, Morris Co. Int. Adm'r 
—Lawrence Hager. Fellowbondsman — John Piser; both of said 
place. Lib. 12, p. 225. 

176S, Feb. 19. Haines, Anthony, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'rs — Je- 
mima Haines, widow, of Mannington, and Hugh Haines, yeoman, of 
said place. Pellowbondsmen — David Allen, of Mannington, yeoman, 
and Jacob Hollinshead, of Town of Salem, watch maker. 

1768, Feb. 20. Inventory, £74.15.4, made by David Allen and John 
Johnson. Lib. 13, p. 334 

1707, Aug. 18. Haines, Daniel, of Springfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Moses, 5 shillings. Son, Thomas, 5 shillings. 
Son, Joseph, plantation where I dwell; and he is to pay to my son, 
Simeon, £50, and to my daughter, Priscilla Antram, £6, and to my 
daughter, Mary Brian, or to her children, 20 shillings, for 7 years. My 
daughter, Elizabeth Pancost, 5 shillings, she having had hers. 
Executor — son, Joseph. Witnesses — Jacob Merrit, John Woolman, 
Thomasin Merrit. Proved Oct. 7, 1767. 

1767, Sept. 28. Inventory, £35.14.3, made by John Fenimore and 
W'illiam Ridgway. Lib. 13, p. 99. 

1770, Oct. 25. Account by Executors. Lib. 15, p. 64. 

1765, Dee. 26. Haines, Edmund, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Brother, Simeon, to have negro, Phillip. Wife, Elizabeth, per- 
sonal estate, and use of real while my widow, to help bring up my 
children. Daughters, Sarah and Hannah, my lands. Brother, Isaiah. 
Executors — my wife and my brother-in-law, Joseph Warrington. 
Witnesses — Hannah French, Elizabeth French, Isaac Evens. Proved 
Feb. 21, 1766. 

1766, Feb. 14. Inventory, £672.8.10, made by Isaac Evans and John 
Cox. Lib. 12, p. 288. 

1766, Aug. 26. Haines, Graee, of Evesham, Burlington Co., widow 
of Abram Haines; will of. Son, Isaac Haines, £50, and daughter, 
Grace, £10, when she is 18. Son, Simeon, £30, if he lives six months 
after my death. Son, Isaiah Haines, £50. Daughter, Agness Hack- 



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ney, my apparel, and to her daughter, Grace, a bed when 18. Grand 
daughter, Grace, the daughter of my son Joshua, dec'd, and Mar; 
Haines, daughter of Joshua, dec'd, a Bible. To son, Abram's, daugh 
ter, Catherine, and to son, Benjamin's daughter, Mary, each a Bible 
Granddaughter, Mary Sharp, £7 when 18. Grandson, Thomas Haines 
a Bible. Son, Simeon, his bed. Executors — sons, Benjamin am 
Noah. Witnesses — Isaac Evens, Martha West, Samuel Evens. Provei 
Nov. 7, 1769. 

1769, July 31. Inventory, £889.11.4, made by William Poster an. 
Isaac Evans. Lib. 14, p. 142; 8535 t 

1768, Feb. 11. Haines, Joseph, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'rs — Am 
Haines, of Mannington, widow; and John Barnes, of Pilesgrove, yeo 
man. Pellowbondsmen — Richard Haines, of Pilesgrove, yeoman, am 
Jacob Hollinshead, of Town of Salem, watchmaker. 

1768, Feb. 15. Inventory, £365.15.11, made by William Harvey am 
Ephraim Haines. Lib. 13, p. 833 

1770, June 6. Haines, Margaret, of Northampton Twsp., Burlingtoi 
Co., widow. Int. Adm'r — Isaac Haines, yeoman. Fellowbondsmai 
— Silvanus Zelley, yeoman; both of said place. 

1770, June 10. Inventory, £248.5.%, made by John Ridgway am 
Thomas Cooper. Lib. 15, p. 48 

1702, Aug. 27. Haines, Thomas, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlingtoi 
Co., yeoman; will of. Sons, Joseph and Thomas Haines, 10 shilling! 
each. Wife, the plantation where I dwell, while my widow. Son 
Josiah, said plantation. Daughters, Charity and Rebeckah, £5 each 
Executors — my wife, Rebeckah, and my son, Josiah. Witnesses- 
James Newell, William Ireton, John Newbold. Proved May 2, 1767. 

1767, May 11. Inventory, £192.3.3, made by Samuel Taylor an< 
John Newbold. Lib. 13, p. 60 

1705, Dee. 1. Haines, Thomas, of Newton Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
yeoman; will of. Personal and real estate to be sold, and money t( 
go to my wife, Hannah, to bring up my children. Sons to be pul 
to trade. Wife, Hannah, is to pay to my son, John, £5 when he if 
21. Executors — my wife, and my brother-in-law, Aaron Oakford 
Witnesses — John Buzby, William Evens, Gerardus Clarkson. Provec 
Jan. 29, 1766. 

1766, Jan. 21. Inventory, £209.2.0, made by Isaac Mickle and Ben- 
jamin Thackray. Lib. 12, p. 285 

1703, June 25. Hall, Benjamin, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int 
Adm'r — Benjamin Rogers. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Allen; both ol 
Manasquan, in town of Shrewsbury, said Co., yeomen. Witnesses — 
William Curlies and Robert Ledson. 

1763, Nov. 11. Inventory, made by David Johnston and William 
Brewer. Lib. H, p. 494 

17GS, Oct. 29. Hall, Clement, of Elsinboro, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. I give 10 acres of marsh, which my father, William Hall, 
purchased of William Smith, and lying in Mannington, unto my 
mother, Elizabeth Hall. I give a part of the lot, whereon Aaron Sil- 
ver lives, in Salem, joining William Hall's lot, unto Benjamin Acton, 
son of John Acton. A lot joining to the above unto Sarah Acton 



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wife of Joseph Acton, of Manington, and a lot to Mary Smith, wife 
of Joseph Smith, of Salem. Rest of lands to be sold, and money 
given to my children, viz., Prudence, Clement, Sarah, John, Joseph 
and Morris Hall. Executors — wife, Margaret, and John Mason. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Maines, Thomas Ambler, Grant Gibbon. Proved March 
10, 1769. Probate to both Executors Feb. 9, 1769. Lib. 14, p. 102. 

1764, Jan. 25. Hall, Francis, of Burlington Co.; will of. Son, 
John, a bed. Son, George, a desk. Son, Abel, a chest. Son, Abner, 
my gun when 21. Son, Joseph, a desk. Daughter, Esther Earl, 5 
shillings. Daughter, Sarah Hall, 5 shillings. Daughter, Ann Hall, 5< 
shillings. Wife, Naomi, rest of personal estate. Executor — my wife. 
Witnesses — Thomas Middleton, Joseph Steward, George Middleton. 
Proved Nov. 28, 1764. Lib. 12, p. 34. 

1761, March 25. Hall, John, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs 
- — Catharine Hall, of said place, and Richard Hall, of Elizabeth 
Town, Essex Co. Fellowbondsman — Cornelius Bodine, of Lebanon, 
Hunterdon Co. Lib. 10, p. 461. 

1768, May 24. Hall, Mable, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Granddaughter, Mary Shoemaker, the daughter of my son, 
Isaac Shoemaker, silver shoe buckles. Granddaughter, Mable Shoe- 
maker, spoons. Granddaughter, Susanna Shoemaker, the daughter of 
my son, Benjamin Shoemaker, a bonnet. Cousin, Mary Archer, a 
teapot. Cousin, Elizabeth Shreve, sidesaddle. Mentions Pheby Kin- 
dal, daughter of my sister, Rachel. To Sarah Archer, pillow cases. 
To Rachel Kindal, pillow cases. To four of my granddaughters, viz., 
Mary Shoemaker, Mable Shoemaker, Susanna Shoemaker and the 
youngest daughter of my son, Benjamin Shoemaker, apparel. My 
house to be sold, and the money to go to my sons, Isaac Shoemaker 
and Benjamin Shoemaker, and they are to pay to my son, Jacob 
Shoemaker, £6, and to son, Amos Shoemaker £6. Executors — sons, 
Isaac and Benjamin Shoemaker. Witnesses — Abner Woolman, Jo- 
seph Archer, William Kearns. Proved June 13, 1768. 

1768, May 28. Inventory, £16.11.1, made by William White and Jo- 
seph Archer. Lib. 13, p. 424. 

1769, Dec. 25. Hall, Thomas, of Bloomingdale, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah Hall. Fellowbondsman — Jesse Fairchild, of Char- 
lotte Enburgh. Witness — Abraham Ogden. File No. 893 B. 

1770, Jan. 17. Inventory, £44.14.9, made by Jesse Fairchild and 
Peter Francisco. Lib. K, p. 256. 

1752, May 20. Hall, William, of Mannington, Salem Co.; will of. 
Son, Clement Hall, the land in Salem, except 6 acres, which I give 
to his brother, Edward Hall, and his part to join to his cousin, John 
Hall. The lands that join to town of Salem I give to sons, Clement 
and Edward. Son, Nathaniel, plantation I live on, after my wife's 
death. Daughter, Susannah, and Sarah Acton, £50 each. Wife, Eliza- 
beth, all my "negers." Rest to wife, and my daughters, Elizabeth Hall 
and Mary Hall. Sons, Clement and Nathan, rest of lands. Executors — 
my wife and sons, Clement and Nathaniel. Witnesses — Elizabeth 
Hall, Mary Hall. Adam Cook. Proved Jan. 15, 1761. 

1760, July 1. Inventory, £609.2.9, made by Isaac Sharp and Preston 
Carpenter. Lib. 10, p. 502. 



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1761, Nov. 36. Halter, Casper, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Richard Wlstar. Fellovvbondsman — Bartholomew Hyatt, 
Jr.; both of said Co. 

1761, July 23. Inventory, £33.19.6, made by Joseph Thompson and 
Benjamin Thompson. Lib. 11, p. 37. 

1761, June 2:$. Halter, Francis, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., doc- 
tor of physick. Int. Adm'x — Margaret Halter, widow. Fellowbonds- 
man — William Oakford, yeoman; both of said place. 

1761, June 16. Inventory, £109.12.9, made by John Holme and Wil- 
liam Oakford. Lib. 10, p. 434. 

1767, April 30. Halter, John Martin, of Alloways Creek Twsp., Sa- 
lem Co., glass blower; will of. My wife to have £50, and what she 
brought with her. My only son, Peter Halter, £100, and to be co- 
equal with his sisters. I have given £25 to my oldest daughter, 
Margaret, which is to be allowed in her share. The rest to all my 
children, who are, son Peter, Margaret, Catharine, and Mary Ann. 
Executors — son, Peter, and my brother-in-law, Philip Souther. Wit- 
nesses — Philip Wentzell, Andrew Roth, William McKasson. Proved 
Oct. 23, 1767. Lib. 13, p. 266. 

1764, Jan. 7. Hnmbleton. Stephen, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Benjamin Fowler and Joseph Osborn, yeomen; both of said 
Co. Said Adm'rs are two of the largest creditors. Witness — Jacob 
Hamton. 

1764, Jan. 11. Inventory, £23.6.10, made by Samuel Frost and Jo- 
seph Lacy. 

1764, Nov. 19. Account by Benjamin Fowler, Adm'r. Lib. H, p. 375. 

1769, Sept. 14. Hamilton, Charles, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Anne, all my real and personal estate, except my 
apparel, which I give to my brother, John Hamilton. Executrix — 
my wife, Anne. Witnesses — John Smith, Thomas Test, William Py- 
frow. Proved Nov. 17, 1769. 

1769, Nov. 9. Inventory, £177.18.6, made by Thomas Test and Wil- 
liam Willis. Lib. 14, p. 104. 

1762, Oct. 4. Hamilton, Hannah, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Simkins. Fellowbondsman — Ephraim Kent; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — Jacob Richardson and Daniel Cresse. 

1762, March 6. Inventory, £28.15.5, of Hannah Hamilton, widow, 
made by Ephraim Kent and Ephraim Bancroft. File No. 231 E. 

1766, Oet. 14. Hamilton, John, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — Wil- 
liam Sickals. Fellowbondsman — Newel Ferman; both of Somerset Co. 

1766, Oct. 14. Renunciation, by Sarah Hamilton in favor of Wil- 
liam Sekels, the largest creditor. 

1766, Oct. 18. Inventory of estate of John Hamilton, of Windsor 
Twsp., carpenter, made by Chris Doughty, John Sickels, Ephraim 
Maning, John Rozel and Joseph Olden. Lib. I, p. 6. 

1766, Oet. 9. Hamilton, Nathaniel, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., doc- 
tor. Int. Adm'r — Hugh Tomb, of Phila., doctor. Fellowbondsman — 
William Hugg, of town and Co. of Gloucester, yeoman. Witnesses — 
Hannah Ladd and John Ladd. Lib. 12, p. 360. 



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1761, March 13. Hammell. John, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., farm- 
er; will of. Son, Laban, and daughters, Catherine and Deborah, each 
a bed. Son, John, to sell the rest of goods and plantation, and the 
moneys to be divided among my children, viz., John, James, Catharine, 
Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel, William, Deborah and Laban. Laban, Cath- 
arine and Deborah are not married. Witnesses — Nathan Wright, Re- 
bekah Wright, Joseph Curtis. 

1765, Oct. 29. Codicil. To son, William, only 5 shillings. Wit- 
nesses — Amos Miller, James Pearson, Peter Tallman. Proved Nov. 
28, 1770. 

1770, Nov. 27. Inventory, £62.0.9, made by John Folwell and Peter 
Tallman. Lib. 14, p. 333. 

1772, March 21. Account by John Hammell, the son and Ex'r of 
John Hammell, dec'd. Lib. 14, p. 418. 

1765, Nov. 7. Hammell, William, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Peter Harvey, of Mansfield Twsp., said Co. Fellowbondsman — Wil- 
liam Potts, of same place. Witness — Robert Burchan. The widow, 
Elizabeth Hammell, renounced. 

1768, Oct. 29, Inventory, £180.6.6, made by Thomas Biddle and 
William'- Potts. Lib. 12, p. 525. 

1761, July 17. Hammitt, Daniel, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Samuel Hammitt, of said place, husbandman. Fellowbonds- 
man— Mathias Matson, of Deptford, yeoman. Witnesses — John Ladd 
and Hannah Ladd. Lib. 10, p. 437. 

1764, Nov, 17. Hamuto ( n, Jacob, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, use of house and land, until my youngest 
son is 10 years of age. The salt meadow I bought of Ebenezer 
Sayre to be sold, to support and school my children. When my 
youngest son is 10. my wife is then to have V2 of the personal estate, 
and my daughters, to wit., Sarah, Mary and Anna Hampton, to have 
the other y%. Sons, Jacob, Abraham and Andrew, my lands when 
the youngest is 21. Executors — my brother, Abner Hampton, and 
friend, Jeams Haydock. Witnesses — John Elston, Cowperthwaite 
Copland, Samuel Elston, Jr. Proved Jan. 15, 1765. Lib. H, p. 481. 

1766, July 31. Hampton, William, Jr., of Waterford, Gloucester Co., 
husbandman. Int. Adm'r — Peter Breach. Fellowbondsman — John 
Eastlack; both of Newton, said Co., yeomen. Witnesses — Hannah 
Ladd and John Ladd. 

1766, July 29. Inventory, £55.7.5, made by John Gill and David 
Branson. Lib. 12, p. 381. 

1756, May 13. Hance, Isaac, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary, all the goods she brought with her at our 
marriage, and is otherwise provided for. My eldest son, Timothy, 
land where he lives, at Rumsom, joining the plantation that I bought 
of Seth Allen. The land on north side of Kettle Creek I give to my 
three sons, Timothy, John and Jacob. The land where I live at 
Rumsom to my two youngest sons, John and Jacob. Executors — my 
three sons, Timothy, John and Jacob, being all the children I have. 
Witnesses — Jacob Dennis, William Hulet, Benjamin Wolcott. Proved 
Sept. 11, 1764. Lib. H, p. 453. 



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1705, June 3. Hanec, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Catharine, use of real and personal estate till my 
youngest son, John, be 14 years of age, if she remain my widow; 
and, after that, till my eldest son, Waples, be 21, at which time he 
may take my homestead where I live, on Rumson Neck, in his pos- 
session, which I give to him, he providing for his mother, and he is 
to pay to his brother, John £500, and to his sister, Rachel, £50. The 
rest of my lands in the Jerseys, Maryland, or Pennsylvania, I give 
to son, John. Executors — my wife, and my two brothers, Timothy 
and Jacob Hance. Witnesses — Joseph Parker, Benjamin Dennis, John 
Gamage. Proved Oct. 28, 1769. 

1769, Sept. 6. Inventory, made by Richard Lawrence and John 
Brinley. Lib. K, p. 171. 

1760, Nov. 21. Haneock, William, of Salem Co.; will of. To my 
wife the use of the plantation while she lives. Son, William, the 
said place, after my wife's death; he paying to my grandson, Wil- 
liam Alrich, £100 when 21. I also give to son, William, plantation 
where he lives in Elsinboro; also the plantation in Penns Neck. 
Grandsons, William and Thomas, sons of my son, Thomas, the planta- 
tion in Elsinboro, called Anne's Grove. To the three daughters of 
my son, Thomas, the meadow on the River shore, which I bought of 
Joseph Kingston. To each of my daughter, Sarah's, children, £70, 
when 18. Of the rest of my personal estate I give % to my wife, and 
% to my daughter, Lydia, wife of Samuel Alrich, and % my execu- 
tors are to put at interest, for my daughter, Rebecca, the wife of 
Vesser Alrich, and pay them the income during the life of Rebecca, 
and, if she outlive her husband, then the securities are to be turned 
over to her. Executors — son, William, and my son-in-law, Samuel 
Alrich. Witnesses — Abraham Hewlings, John Carty, Samuel Black- 
wood. Proved Dec. 28, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 273. 

1702, Aug:. 20. Hand, Abigail, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r— Lewis 
Cresse. Fellowbondsman — John Shaw; both of said Co. Witness — 
George Norton. 

1762, Aug. 27. Inventory, £17.9.9, made by John Shaw and Elijah 
Hand. 

1769, Aug. 7. Account of Lewis Cresse and Abigail Hand, execu- 
tors of Gideon Hand. "David Hand, as a legacy, £106.12.334." (See 
under Gideon Hand, Lib. 11, p. 226). Lib. 11, p. 224; Lib. 15, p. 10. 

1700, Dec. 12. Hand, Abraham, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Esther, all real and personal. If I have no child, then my estate to 
fall to my cousin, Jesse Hand. Executors — my wife and my cousin, 
Jesse Hand. Witnesses — Silvanus Townsend, Jr., Jacob Smith, Levi 
Eldredge. Proved April 3, 1761. 

1761, Jan. 16. Inventory, £104.5.5, made by John Leonard and 
Silvanus Townsend. Lib. 11, p. 74. 

1705, May 25. Hand, Anne, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Shamgar Hand, or his heirs. Fellowbondsman — Lewis Cresse, gentle- 
man; both of said Co. Witnesses — John Shaw and George Norton. 

1765, April 26. Inventory, £138.8.11 y 2 , made by John Shaw and 
Lewis Cresse. 

1771, Account by Shamgar Hand, Adm'r. 

Lib. 12, p. 249; Lib. 14, p. 410. 



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1767, Aug. 27. Hand, Cornelius, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 

Deborah Hand, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah Ludlam; 

both of said Co. Witnesses — Benjamin Stites and Eli Eldredge. 

1767, Aug-. 27. Inventory, £530.9.8, made by Eli Eldredge and Ben- 
jamin Stites. 

1770, April 30. Account by Jonathan Jenkins, who married De- 
borah Hand, the widow of Cornelius Hand. 

Lib. 13, p. 146; Lib. 15, p. 15. 

1768. June 2. Hand, Daniel, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Judah, one-third my lands, and one-third of moveable estate, 
during her life. Son, John, the west part of homestead. Son, Eli, 
the next part. Son, Daniel, the east part. To my three sons, my 
right on Five Mile beach. Daughter, Judah, to have moveables, when 
18. Executors — wife, Judah, and Aaron Eldredge. Witnesses — Daniel 
Crowell, Hannah Crowell, Mercy Hughes. Proved Aug. 6, 1768. 

1768, Aug. 5. Inventory, £213.13.3, made by Richard Stites and 
Daniel Crowell. Lib. 13, p. 470. 

1760, Oct. 2. Hand, Eleazar, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Jerusha, all lands while my widow. Eldest son, Ellis, land where I 
live. Youngest son, James, lands on Fishing Creek. Daughters, 
Elizabeth and Johanah, my moveable estate. Executors — wife, 
Jerusha, and brother, Henry Hand. Youngest children, Johanah and 
James, are to have learning. My brother, Timothy, to take the old- 
est boy and keep him till 21. Oldest girl to live with her uncle 
Henry, till 18. Witnesses — Ebenezer Johnson, Hance Woolson, Eliza- 
beth Hand. Proved March 26, 1761. 

1761, Jan. 2. Inventory, £153.2.4, made by John Eldredge and 
Ebenezer Johnson. Lib. 10, p. 166. 

1768, March 8. Hand, Elihu, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'rs — Lydia 
Hand, spinster, and Silas Hand. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Matthews; 
all of said Co. Witnesses — Zeruiah Hughes and Henry Hand. 

1768, Feb. 29. Inventory, £82.16.7, made by Cornelius Schellenger 
and Henry Hand. Lib. 13, p. 332. 

1762, Feb. 5. Hand, Gideo,n, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, Abigail, 
£100, and use of lands while my widow to bring up my children. Son, 
Absulam, and the child my wife is big with, all my lands. Execu- 
tors — wife, Abigail, and Lewis Cresse. Witnesses — Silas Goff, Thomas 
Smith, Richard Swain. Proved June 14, 1762. 

1762, June 10. Inventory, £360.9.11, made by John Shaw and Elijah 
Hand. 

1769, Aug. 7. Account of Lewis Cresse, Adm'r of Abigail Hand, 
relict of Gideon Hand. (See under Abigail Hand). 

Lib. 11, p. 226; Lib. 15, p. 10. 

1765, May 20. Hand, Isaiah, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — Susan- 
nah Hand, widow of said Isaiah. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Crowell, 
of said Co. Witnesses- — Henry Young and Henry Hand. 

1765, May 16. Inventory, £290.15.0, made by Henry Hand and Daniel 
Crowell. Lib. 12, p. 128. 



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1760, Aug. 5. Hand, Jeremiah, of Middle Parish, Cape May Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Deborah, % of my moveable estate, and % 
the plantation, while my widow. Daughter, Experience Edmonds, 
wife of Downs Edmonds, lands adjoining James Miller, in the Lower 
Parish. Daughters, Jane, and Judith, £100 each, when 21. Son, Jesse, 
the rest of real estate. Executor — son, Jesse. Witnesses — John 
Leonard, Abraham Hand, Jonathan Hildreth, Joseph Norbury. Proved 
April 3, 1761. 

1762, Jan. 29. Inventory, £331.17.6, made by Jacob Spicer and James 
Godfrey. Lib. 11, p. 78. 

1707, June 27. Hand, Jeremiah, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Martha Hand, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Swain, Esq., of 
said Co. Witnesses — John Eldredge and Zeruiah Hughes. 

1767, June 23. Inventory, £224.19.6, made by John Eldredge and 
Daniel Swain. 

1771, Account by Martha Hand. Lib. 13, p. 146; Lib. 14, p. 410. 

1770, Auk. S. Hand, Ludlam, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — Jesse 
Hand. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Hand; both of said Co. Wit- 
nesses — Benjamin Stites and Jonathan Learning. 

1770, Aug. 2. Inventory, £229.12.11, made by Benjamin Stites and 
Nathaniel Hand. 

1779, Account by Adm'r. Lib. 15, p. 70; 22, p. 360. 

1761, Jan. 31. Hand, Nathan, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son of 
Nathan Hand, Sr. Guardian — -Elijah Hand. Fellowbondsman — Jacob 
Spicer; both of said Co. Witnesses — Cornelius Hand and Hugh 
Hathorn. Lib. 11, p. 71. 

1764, Dee. 17. Hand, N'eri, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son of Thomas 
Hand, of said Co. Guardian — David Hand. Fellowbondsman — John 
Shaw; both of said Co. Witnesses — Henry Young and George Nor- 
ton. Lib. 12, p. 128. 

1766, Feb. S. Hand, Recompenee, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jonathan Hand. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Smith, gentleman; both 
of said Co. Witness — John Eldredge. 

1765, Jan. 2. Inventory, £312.8.9 y 2 , made by John Eldredge and 
Thomas Smith. Lib. 12, p. 357. 

1769, March 22. Hand, Recompenee, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Martha Hand, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Jona- 
than Hand, of Middle Precinct, Cape May Co. 

1769, Feb. 21. Inventory, £255.0.6, made by David Shepherd and 
William Dalles. 

1771, March 20. Account by Martha Sheppard, late Martha Hand, 
Adm'x. Lib. 13, p. 530; Lib. 15, p. 103. 

1760, Dee. 10. Hand, Shamgar, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Son, Stephen, 100 acres of my homestead, next to James Cresse. Son, 
Shamgar, the rest of my homestead, and 25 acres of back land. 
Son, William, the rest of my back lands. My youngest son, Cor- 
nelius, may cut timber off the land. Eldest daughter, Abigail, the 
wife of Gideon Hand, 5 shillings. Speaks of "small children." 
Executors — wife, Ann, and son, Shamgar. Witnesses — Nathan Stites, 
Nathaniel Jenkins, Daniel Hewet. Proved March 11, 1761. 



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1761, March 3. Inventory, £154.5.4, made by Lewis Cresse and 
Joshua Hildreth. 

1771. Account made by Shamgar Hand, and Anne Hand, the 

Executors. Lib. 10, p. 162; Lib. 14, p. 408. 

1770, May 1. Hand, Silas, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, 
\z my personal estate, and % of the profits of my real. Son, Silas, 
200 acres, which was bought of Thomas Hand. Sons, Elisha and 
Jonathan, the rest of lands belonging to the plantation where I dwell, 
which are part of 4 tracts, and after the said 200 acres are taken 
off, may be esteemed 400 acres. Son, Isaiah, two tracts at 

Nummies, of 179 acres, and 8 acres of cedar swamp, bought of 
Jeremiah Ludlam. To all of my children, Elisha Hand, Silas Hand, 
Jonathan Hand, Patience Hand, Sarah Hand, Mary Hand, Isaiah 
Hand, Jane Hand and Rhoda Hand, % of my moveable estate. Chil- 
dren to be educated. Executor — wife, Mary, and my two sons, Elisha 
and Silas. Witnesses — Constantine Hughes, Elisheba Hughes, Con- 
stantine Foster. Proved May 16, 1770. 

1770, May 30. Inventory, £316.11.2, made by Robert Parson and 
Henry Hand. 

1774, March 22. Account by Mary Edmunds (late Mary Hand), 
Executor of Silas Hand. Lib. 14, p. 339; Lib. 15, p. 531. 

1770. May 1«. Hand, Silas, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son of Silas 
Hand of said Co. Guardian — James Whilldin, Esq. Pellowbondsman 
— Daniel Swain; both of said Co. Witnesses — Mary Hand and 
Zeruiah Hughes. Lib. 15, p. 68. 

175-. Seyt. 14. Hannah, Michael, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co., 
farmer; will of. My wife, the mare that I bought of John Bateman, 
and the use of V3 my plantation. Daughter, Meriam, £5. Daughter, 
Mary, £7. Daughters, Meriam, Sarah and Mary, rest of my moveable 
estate. Son, Samuel, all my lands. Executor — son, Samuel. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Peek, Samuel Ciark, Charles Clark. Proved Oct. 6, 
1763. 

1763, Sept. 23. Inventory, £119.18.2, made by Benjamin Garrison 
and Isaac Elwell. Lib. 11, p. 457. 

1769, March S. Hannah. Samuel, of Deerfield Township, Cumber- 
land Co., husbandman; will of. Wife, Lida, % of my moveable es- 
tate, and use of wench called Daff, and, after death of my wife, the 
wench to be sold and money divided between my three youngest 
children, Abigail Hannah, Silas Hannah and Mary Hannah. Wife, 
Lidia, V 3 of my two plantations, that is, the one where I dwell, 
and the one left me by my father, Michael Hannah, while my widow. 
Son, James, plantation where I live, and % my cedar swamp, called 
Green Swamp, which is in Broad Neck; also l /z the cedar swamp on 
Morris River, called Muskee; and he is to pay to my son, Silas, £20 
when 21. Son, Preston, plantation which was left me by my father, 
and Vs of Green Swamp, and % of the one on Morris River. Son, 
Silas, plantation I bought of John Jackson, and y 3 of swamp in 
Broad Neck, and Vz of the one on Morris River, when 21. Sons, 
Preston and Silas, the salt marsh lying at Isaac Preston's. Daugh- 
ters, Abigail Hannah and Mary Hannah, £50 to each, when they are 
18. Executors — son, James, and friend, Daniel Clark. Witnesses — 
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James Davis, Jr., John Dilshaver and Rachel Davis. Proved Nov. 
8, 1770. 

1770, Nov. 6. Inventory, £464.5.4, made by Joseph Sneathen and 
Samuel Ogden. 

1774, June 28. Account by Daniel Clark, surviving- Executor. Pay- 
ments to Lydia Whitecar; Enos Seeley as Guardian for Hannah 
Petty; James Hanna, for keeping- Mary Hanna 1% yrs. ; for Abigail's 
trade and clothing; Lydia Hannah, the widow; James Hannah's 
Executor. Lib. 15, p. 92. 

1700, Nov. 23. Hareor (Hareourt), Samuel, of Pilesgrove Twsp., 
Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Samuel, 5 shillings. Daughter, 
Jemima Garrison, 5 shillings. Daughter, Jedidah Hudson, 5 shillings. 
Daughter, Ladema Groof, 2 shillings and 6 pence. Daughter, Rachel 
Harcor, 5 shillings. Grandsons, Samuel Garrison, John Garrison, 
David Garrison, Isaac Garrison, Joseph Garrison and Frederick Gar- 
rison, £30 each, when of age. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Reed, 5 
shillings. Great-granddaughter, Jemima Reed, £25 when 18. Grand- 
daughter, Hannah Hudson £20. Grandson, Joseph Garrison, rest when 
of age. Executors — Jacob Richman and my grandson, Samuel Garri- 
son. Witnesses — Rachel Rudderford. Francis Marshall, John Hunt. 
Proved Feb. 20, 1767. 

1766, Dec. 6. Inventory, £341.17.10, made by Thomas Sparks and 
John Hunt. Lib. 13, p. 172. 

17»!4, June 10, Hardin, Martin, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Anna, house where we live, during her life, 
and use of moveable estate and rents of lands. Son, Martin Hardin, 
all my lands at the death of my -wife; but provided that he lives 
longer than his wife, Catharine; if he die before Catharine, then 
the lands shall be sold and the money divided between my surviving 
children, Samuel, Susannah Silverthorn, and Anna Tomson. My son, 
Martin, shall pay to my granddaughter, Phebe Tomson, £50, and to 
my granddaughter, Anna Tomson, £50. My daughter, Susannah Sil- 
verthorn, during her widowhood, shall have the use of the room 
where her bed stands, and shall have £3 and 10 shillings during 
widowhood. Executors — son, Samuel, and my son-in-law, George 
Tomson. Witnesses — Edmund Freeman, Moses Rettinghousen, Uriah 
Bonham. Proved June 1, 1765. 

1765, May 30. Inventory, £273.11.9, made by Thomas Hunt and 
Jonathan Higgins. Lib. 12, p. 222. 

1763, Jan. 28. Harker, Cornelius, of Sussex Co. Ward. Son of 
James Harker, of said Co., deceased, who died intestate. Said Cor- 
nelius has a right to a portion of his father's personal estate, and 
he makes choice of his friend, Absalom Bonham, as his Guardian. 

1763, Jan. 28. Guardian — Absalom Bonham, of Kingwood, Hun- 
terdon Co. Fellowbondsman — Malakiah Bonham, of same place. 
Witnesses — Thomas Hooton, Mary Severns. Lib. 11, p. 279. 

17<>5, Feb. 2. Harker, Ezekiel, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'x- — Mary Harker, widow. Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
Denny; both of said place. Witnesses — Sarah Howell and John Ladd. 

1765, Jan. 21. Inventory, £246.9.10, made by Ezekiel Wright and 
Thomas Denny. Lib. 12, p. 103. 



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1764, March 22. Harker, Samuel, of Roxbury, Morris Co., minister 
of the Gospel; will of. Wife, Deborah, % of my estate. Then my 
estate is to be divided into 5 parts; and I give my son, Ahimaaz, 2 
parts, and to my daughters, Rachel, Jeraina, and Massa, a part. My 
son, Daniel, who is foolish, to be supported by my wife and my son, 
Ahimaaz. Executors — son, Ahimaaz, and Samuel Grandin. Wit- 
nesses — Jemima Turner, Abigal Pew, Thomas Dains. Proved May 2, 
1764. Lib. H, p. 435. 

1769. April 8. Harpell, Peter, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs— 
Christian Harpell and John Andrews. Inventory, £19.4.4. 

1772, Feb. 7. Account by John Andrews. 

Lib. 14, p. 436; Lib. 15, p. 8. 

1770, Oct. 26. Harris, David, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Joshua Ewing and James Ewing; both of Greenwich Twsp., 
said Co., weavers. 

1770, Oct. 26. Renunciation of Mary Harris, the widow. 
1770, Oct. 29. Inventory, £109.16.9, made by Maskell Ewing and 
Jonathan Harris. 

1772, June 1. Account by both Executors. 

Lib. 14, p. 420; Lib. 15, p. 75. 

1761, July 7. Harris, Jacob, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Rachel Harris and Daniel Harris, of Hopewell Twsp., said Co. Wit- 
nesses — Nicholas Johnson and Samuel Harris, Jr. 

1761, June 19. Inventory, £202.2.11, made by Nicholas Johnson and 
Samuel Harris, Jr. Lib. 10, p. 437. 

1767, Sept. 22. Harris Jeremiah, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. 
Ward. Son of Jeremiah Harris, of said place, who by will left land 
to his son. Guardian — Joseph Daten. Fellowbondsman — Robert 
Low; both of said place, yeomen. Witness — Thomas Ewing, Jr. 

Lib. 12, p. 487. 

1767. Sept. 22. Harris, Reuben, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Ward. 
Son of Jeremiah Harris, of said place, deceased. Guardian — Joseph 
Daten. Fellowbondsman — Robert Low; both of said place, yeomen. 
Witness — Thomas Ewing, Jr. Lib. 12, p. 488. 

1765, July 30. Harris, Samuel, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co., schoolmaster. Int. Adm'r — Samuel Black, of Mansfield Twsp., 
said Co. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Rockhill, of same place, yeoman. 

1765, July 30. Susannah Harris, the widow, renounced in favor of 
Samuel Black. 

1765, July 20. Inventory, £115.1.3, made by Joseph Reckless, An- 
thony Taylor and William Phares. 

1766, March 29. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 12, p. 154; Adm. 259. 

1770, July 17. Harris, Samuel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah Harris, his widow. Fellowbondsman — William Roberts, of 
Morris Co. 

1770, July 18. Inventory of the estate of Samuel Harris, of Pis- 
cataway, made by John Miller and John Sebring, Jr. 

1771, July 16. Goods were kept by the widow. 

1773, March 24. Account by Hannah Harris. Lib. K, p. 232. 



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176T, Slay 14. Harris, Zephaninh, or" Mansfield, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Isaac Harris, of Woolwich Twsp., Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man. Pellowbondsman — Thomas Curtis, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman. 

1767, May 30. Inventory, £15.0.0, made by Isaac Cowgill and Wil- 
liam Nutt. 

1771, Jan. 10. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 13, p. 103; Lib. 15, p. 101. 

1759, April 24, Harrison, Alice, of Hanover Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Grandson, William Steward, £5, and to his brother, John 
Steward, £10, being in the hands of his father, John Steward. Hon, 
Josiah Steward's, two sons, Joseph and Josiah, 20 shillings apiece. 
Granddaughter, Martha Chapman, £5. Residue to my son, John 
Steward, Joseph Steward, Elizabeth Reckless, Alice Fowler, Alice 
Feagins, Elizabeth Parent and Susannah Steward. Executor — son, 
John. Witnesses — Benjamin Kirby, Ann Kirby, Edmond Bower. 
Proved Feb. 11, 1761. Lib. 12, p. 320. 

17G7, May 21. Harrison, Jabez, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. To 
Jabez Harrison Seayre, son of my sister, Lydia Seayre, my sword, 
marked "O. B." My wife, Abigail, rest of personal estate. To 
Jonathan Sayrs my lands. To the three sons of my sister, Abigail 
Johnson, dec'd, Daniel, Uzal and Eliphelet, £5 each. My sister, 
Eunice Conger, £10. Daughter of my sister, Eunice Lydia Johnson, 
£15. Executors — my wife and my friend, Jonathan Sayres. Wit- 
nesses — Benjamin Johnson, Uzal Johnson, Jr., David Ogden, 3d. 
Proved March 21, 1768. Lib. I, p. 263. 

1701, Nov. 7. Harrison, Joseph, of Township and Co. of Gloucester; 
will of. To Samuel Clement, Jr., all my lands, except a cedar swamp 
on Great Egg Harbor River. Brother, Samuel Harrison, % of said 
swamp (which contains 136 acres). One-fourth of said swamp is 
to be conveyed to William Hugg, and the rest to be sold. My daugh- 
ter, Mary, a negro girl. Daughter, Rebecca, a negro boy when she 
is of age. Friend, John Hinchman, a gun. Sister-in-law, Abigail 
Clement, a negro. Sister-in-law, Rebecca Clement, a negro. To the 
two sisters, Abigail and Rebecca, the apparel that was my wife's. 
Brother-in-law, Samuel Clement, Jr., apparel. Executors — my 
brothers, Samuel Harrison and Samuel Clement, Jr. Witnesses — 
William Harrison, Jr., Samuel Hugg, Beulah Clement. Proved Dec. 
21, 1761. 

1761, Nov. 23. Inventory, £1,476.15.11, made by George Kemble 
and John Mickle. Lib. 11, p. 83. 

1755, Jan. IS. .Harrison, Moses, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 

Daughter, Mary Dod, £10. My other four daughters, a tract of land 
on the hill west of Newark, bounded by Joseph Rogers, John Crane 
and David Ogden, and contains 9% acres, which land is to be sold 
and the money given to the daughters, to wit., Anna, Demaras, Abi- 
gail and Sarah, when they are of age. Son, Jonas, the rest of my 
lands. Executors — son, Jonas, and Jabez Harrison. Witnesses — 
Josiah Crane, John Cockram, Nathaniel Farrand. Proved Feb. 27, 
1765. Lib. H, p. 579. 

17fi2, Jan. i». Harrison, Samuel, Sr., of Town and Co. of Gloucester, 
yeoman; will of. Son, Samuel, lot in town of Gloucester, known by 



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the name of Long' Lot, purchased of Samuel Green. Wife, Abigail, 
£150, bed, etc.; and the rest of personal estate to my wife and 
daughter, Abigail Harrison, and if daughter, Abigail, die under 
age, then her share to go to son, Samuel, and my daughter, Re- 
becca Harrison. Daughter, Ann Hugg, 5 shillings. Executors — my 
wife and son, Samuel. Witnesses — Joseph Ellis, William Hyland, 
John Griffith. Proved Oct. 18, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 252. 

1770, April SO. Harrison, Thomas, of New Hanover, Burlington 
Co., weaver; will of. Daughters. Rachel, Sarah, Ann, Tacey and 
Mary, £30 each, when they are 21. Wife, Sarah, rest of personal. 
Son, Stephen, the plantation I bought of John Earl. Son, Thomas, 
rest of lands. Executors — my wife and my brother, Isaac Harrison. 
Witnesses — Joseph Bullock, George Bullock, Stephen Kirby. Proved 
June 23, 1770. Lib. 14, p. 228. 

1770, June 18. Inventory, £503.18.8%, made by John Bullock and 
Joseph Bullock. 

1761, April 19. Harrison, William, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Son, William, plantation where I formerly lived, and 
where he now lives, to him and his heirs, and, for want of such, 
then to my daughter, Priscilla, and, if she have no heirs, then to 
daughter, Hannah. Daughter, Priscilla, two lots in Gloucester. My 
son, William, and Thomas Ellis, to carry on the saw mill for 2 years 
agreeable to a contract which I made with them, which was that 
my son, William, and my son-in-law, Thomas Ellis, were to deliver 
boards in Philadelphia for my daughter, Priscilla, to have V z the 
profits. Daughter, Priscilla, plantation where I live, together with 
the said saw mill. My malt house to be rented for 20 years. 
Daughter, Mary Wells, £10. Daughter, Ann Simson, £10. To each 
of my grandchildren, £10. Executors — daughter, Priscilla, and my 
friend, Simeon Ellis, of Deptford Twsp. Witnesses — John Sharp, 
Thomas James, Johan Christopher Blumlain. Proved Nov. 1, 1762. 

Lib. 11, p. 266. 

176S, Nov. 8. Harrison, William, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Thomas Harrison, of Upper Freehold, said Co. File No. 3451 M. 

1705, Sept. 30. Harshall, Christian, of Reading, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £20 a year, and all the goods she 
brought with her at the time of our marriage; also my son-in-law, 
John Smith, is to provide for her. Cattle to be divided into 3 parts, 
and wife to have % part, and daughters, Christeen and Susanna, to 
have the other %. Son, Anthony, who has children under 21, £12. 
Daughter, Susanna Shafer, some goods. My son-in-law, John Smith, 
will occupy my farm. The rest of the time of my boy, John Barten- 
heart, I give to my 'wife while she is my widow, and after that to 
the use of William Shafer. Executors — my wife, son-in-law, John 
Smith, and my friend, Thomas Reading. Witnesses — Daniel Read- 
ing, John Sharp, John Reading. Proved March 1, 1769. 

1769, Feb. 28. Inventory, £1,705.17.11, made by Mordecai McKinney 
and Peter Newal. 

1788, Oct. 28. Citation to John Smith, acting Executor, to settle 
his accounts. Thomas Pierce and Elsey, his wife, had said citation 
issued. 

1789, Aug. 29. Account made by Johannes Smith, acting Executor. 



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1790, Feb. 1. Account by Auditors, which states that there was 
an annuity paid to the widow, 10 years, 3 months and 12 days, to 
Aug. 5, 1789. Lib. 13, p. 505. 

1702, Nov. 9. Hart, Dennis, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Ann Hart, household goods, hogs, mare, cattle, and grain. 
Son, Zebulon Hart, livestock, tools, etc. Sons, Nehemiah, Jonathan, 
Samuel and John, and to my daughters, Elizabeth and Amy, each 5 
shillings. Executor — son, Zebulon. Witnesses — Abraham Du Bois, 
James Simpson, John Tullis. Proved Nov. 19, 1762. 

1762, Nov. 17. Inventory by Jacob Elwell and Jacob Du Bois. 

Lib. 11, p. 374. 

1704, Dec. 19. Hart, Thomas, of Enfield (England), merchant; will 
of. My house and land in England, New Jersey, or elsewhere, to be 
sold, except one town lot and one outlot in New Jersey, which I 
give to my cousin, Richard Ashfield, of New York. I impower 
Thomas Bowell, of New Jersey, and Rip Vandam, of New York, to 
sell the said lands in America, and remit the produce thereof to 
Theodore Enliston and John Freame. To the two daughters of my 
cousin, Richard Ashfield, deceased, £50. To cousin, Elizabeth Holmes, 
£10. To John Warner, of Waltham Abby, and Andrew Warner, of 
Waltham Cross, £10 each. To my cousin, Priscilla Freame, £50. To 
Priscilla Benthall, Mary Benthall and Eliz. Benthall, the three 
daughters of my son, Walter Benthall, £50 each. Sister, Patience 
Ashfield, my plate and goods. Daughter, Ann Enliston, five broad 
p's of gold. Sister, Patience Ashfield, £100. Rest to my sister. 
Patience Ashfield, and my daughter, Mary Benthall, wife of Walter 
Benthall. To Elizabeth Hardy, my servant, 40 shillings. Executrix 
— Patience Ashfield. Overseers — said John Freame and Theodore 
Enliston. 

Exemplification given out of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 
that on 30th of Feb., 1704, at London, was found the will of Thomas 
Hart, of Enfield, County of Middlesex, merchant, and probate granted 
to Patience Ashfield. Given at London, at time of above search, 22nd 
of May, 1766. Lib. K, p. 56. 

1703, Nov. 12, Hart, William, of Philadelphia. Int. Adm'r — John 
Hart, of Philadelphia. Fellowbondsman — William Hewlings, of Bur- 
lington. 

1763, Nov. 15. Inventory, £10.9.3, made by Francis Ennis and 
Aaron Oakford; and consists of wearing apparel and sea chest. 

1765, Feb. 1. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 11, p. 424. 

1705, Jan. 1. Hartshorn, Samuel Wright. Ward. Son of Thomas 
Hartshorn and grandson of Samuel Wright, of New Hanover, in 
Burlington Co., both deceased. Guardian — Joseph Tantum, of said 
Co. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Folkes, of same. Witness — Joseph 
Read. Lib. 12, p. 37. 

1705, May 18. Hartshorne, Catherine, of Middletown, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Widow of Hugh Hartshorne. Granddaughter, Mar- 
garet White, daughter of Robert White and my daughter Margaret, 
deceased, 35 shillings a year to clothe her. Said granddaughter has 
brother, Richard, and sisters, Deborah and Frances. Grandsons, 
Samuel and John Van Brockle, all the money that shall be due to 



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me from the estate of their father, James Van Brockle, deceased. 
Granddaughter, Lydia Worthley, a negro. Granddaughters, Mar- 
garet and Catherine, daughters of my daughter Rebeccah by her 
former husband, George Right, £10 each. Daughter, Rebeccah, wife 
of William Nixon, my bed. Rest of my estate to daughter, Re- 
beccah, and my daughter, Mary, the wife of Elias Baily. Executors 
— kinsmen, Philip Lewis and Robert Hartshorne. Witnesses — Joseph 
West, Richard Lawrence, Alice Lawrence. Proved Sept. 30, 1767. 
1767, Sept. 21. Inventory, made by John Wall and John Walling. 

Lib. I, p. 175. 

1762, Nov. 26. Hathaway, Bcnoni, of Morris Co. Ward, aged 19 
years, and son of Benjamin Hathaway, of said Co., deceased. Makes 
choice of Thomas Troop, of said Co., as his Guardian, who is ap- 
pointed. Fellowbondsman — Ralph Tucker, of Essex Co. 

Lib. H, p. 202. 

1763, July 13. Hathaway. Benoni, of Morris Co. Ward. Son of 
Benjamin Hathaway, of said Co., deceased. Makes choice of Samuel 
Roberts, of said Co., as his Guardian, who is appointed. Fellow- 
bondsman — Eleazar Hatheway, of said Co. Lib. H, p. 258. 

1762, Feb. 12. Hatheway, Benjamin, Esq., of Morristown, Morris 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, % the yearly profits of my grist mill, 
and a cow, etc. Daughters, Rebecca, Thankful, Abigail and Kezia, 
the rest of moveable estate, except the blacksmith tools, which I 
give to my son, Jonathan. Son, John, land on Whippaning River, 
of 40 acres; a,lso the house brother Clark lives in, and 3 acres. Son, 
Benoni, the other lands on the river. Son, Joseph, 40 acres with the 
small house on it. Son, Eliazar, also 40 acres. Son, Gershom, 50 
acres, joining Joseph and Eliazar. Son, Benjamin, rest of the land 
on river, and the iron works at Mendham. Son, Jonathan, 50 acres 
where he lives, which once belonged to Thomas Allerton. Son, 
Clemens, also 50 acres. Son, Job, 50 acres. Samuel Baldwin may 
have Yi and one half-quarter of the grist mill, he paying £25 for 
the 14. Executors — Mathew Lum and Benjamin Halsey. Witnesses 
— Samuel Ford, Benjamin Lindsly, Timothy Johnes. Proved April 
26, 1762. Lib. H, p. 117. 

1766, May 30. Hathorn, James, of Cape May Co.; will of. Son, 
Hugh, plantation that I live on, and 10 acres of cedar swamp in the 
Old Bridge Neck. Daughter, Anne Godfrey, part of a tract in Cum- 
berland Co. at Tuckaho. Grandson, James Godfrey, the said land, 
after the death of Anne. Daughter, Sarah Plumer, the other part of 
the land I gave to Anne. Grandsons, Joseph Plumer, James Plumer 
and Samuel Plumer, the said land, at the decease of Sarah. My wife, 
Cattron, one-third my land during her life. Grandchildren, Sarah 
Covenover and James Covenover, £50 each. Executor — son, Hugh. 
Witnesses — Francis Taylor, Japheth Hand, Elihugh Hand. Proved 
Jan. 15, 1767. Lib. 13, p. 139. 

1767, Jan. 14. Inventory, £218.0.9, made by John W r illets and 
Joseph Corson. 

1767, Dec. 17. Account by the Executor. 

176."5, Feb. 7. Havens, George, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Jackson, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Jackson, 



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yeoman; both of said place. Witnesses — Hannah Holmes and Sarah 
Shipherd. 

1765, Feb. 4. Renunciation by Hannah Havens, widow of said 
George Havens, in favor of William Jackson, Jr. Witness — Josias 
Sharman. 

1705, Feb. 1. Inventory by John Hamton and Benjamin Jackson. 

Lib. H, p. 511. 

1707, March 23. Havens, George, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Wil- 
liam Havens, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Japheth Byran, Esq.; both 
of Hardyston, said Co. Witness — John Pettit. 

1767, March 17. Renunciation by Mary Havens in favor of her 
son, William Havens. 

1767, April 3. Inventory, £54.12.9, made by Elezer Cary and Joseph 
Manning. Lib. 12, p. 466. 

17(53, July 6. Havens, Thomas, of Wantage, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, £20 and % the personal estate. Son, Isaac, £37. Son, 
Darling, £37. Son, Joseph, £37. Daughter, Abigail, 10 shillings. 
Daughter, Experience, 10 shillings. Executors — my wife and son, 
Darling. Executors — George Havens, William Havens, Robert Will- 
son. Proved Dec. 3, 1763. 

1763, Nov. 8. Inventory, £112.6.6, made by Elijah Collard and 
Ephraim Martin. Lib. 12, p. 3. 

17G2, Jan. 15. Havilanil, Joseph, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Martha Haviland, the widow. Fellowbondsman — 
Francis Campion; both of said place. 

1762, Jan. 23. Inventory, £9.4.0, made by David Evens and Ben- 
jamin Thornell. 

1762, Sept. 3. Account by Martha Haviland. Lib. H, p. 75. 

1767, Oct. 8. Hawkins, Peter, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
To that child my wife is pregnant with, % my moveable estate. 
Wife, Elizabeth, the rest of my estate. Executors — my wife and 
my friend, David Shepherd. Witnesses — William Paullin, Jr., Jona- 
than Sockwell. Proved Jan. 26, 1768. 

1767, Oct. 26. Inventory, £148.19.10, made by William Paullin and 
Moses Bateman. 

1768, June 6. Account by David Shepherd, the Ex'r. 

Lib. 13, p. 322. 

1770, Sept. C. Hawkins, William, of Evesham, Burlington Co., 
mariner. Int. Adm'r — Thomas Shinn, Esq., of Mount Holly. Fel- 
lowbondsman — John Estell, of said Co., yeoman. Witness — Joseph 
Read. 

1770, Sept. 5. Inventory, £59.3.1, made by George Payne and Ben- 
jamin Brush. Lib. 15, p. 74. 

1770, Aug. 20. Hawley, Andrew, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — The 
Right Honorable William Earl of Stirling; principal creditor. Fel- 
lowbondsman — John Carey, Esq., both of New Jersey. 

Lib. K, p. 245. 

1763, Feb. 3. Haywood, James, late of Mannahockin, Monmouth 
Co., but now of Mount Holly in Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, 



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Charity, £20 yearly; also one room in my house at Mannahockin, 
where my son, Thomas, lives. Son, John, my plantation at Manna- 
hockin, of 2,000 acres. Land leased to son William, I give him. Son, 
Thomas, land near the above. Son, George, £300. To the five chil- 
dren of my daughter, Ann Pangborn, which she had by her former 
husband, Haselton, to wit, James, Mary, William, Mercy and Ann 
Haselton, £10 each. My daughter, Elizabeth Fitzrandolph, wife of 
Benjamin, £50. Daughter, Mary Fitzrandolph, wife of Joseph, £50. 
Daughters, Martha Haywood and Zipporah Haywood, £70 each when 
18. Executors — sons-in-law, Benjamin Fitzrandolph and Joseph 
Fitzrandolph, and my son, George. Witnesses — Zachariah Rossell, 
Thomas Reynolds, John Clark. 

1763, Feb. 3. Codicil. Witnesses — John Budd, John Clark, Joseph 
McCully. Proved May 13, 1767. Lib. 13,' p. 62. 

1767, April 29. Inventory, £1,188.4.9, by Reuben Fitz Randolph 

1774, March 21. Account by Exr's. 

1762, June 3, Heard, Mar?-, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., widow. 
Int. Adm'r— John Taylor, son-in-law to said Mary Heard. Fellow- 
bondsman — Cyrenius Van Mater; both of Middletown, Monmouth Co. 

1762, May 25. Inventory, made by David Herriot and Nathaniel 
Fitz Randolph. Lib. H, p. 190. 

1763, April 19. Heard, William, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Lands to be sold. Wife, Susannah, all estate, in order that 
she may bring up my children. Executors — my wife and my friend, 
Mordecai Marsh. Witnesses — Daniel Moores, Matthew Moores, John 
Moores. Proved July 2, 1763. Lib. H, p. 263. 

1769, Nov. 1. Heath, Richard, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
David Heath. Fellowbondsman — Walter Cane; both of said Co. Wit- 
ness — Benjamin Yard, Jr. 

1769, Nov. 8. Inventory, made by Walter Cane and Abraham La- 
rew, in presence of Nathaniel Field and William Wood. 

1771, July 1. Account by David Heath, Adm'r of Richard Heath, 
of Amwell. Lib. 14, p. 122; Lib. 14, p. 405. 

1763, Sept. 30. Heaton, John, of Hardwick, Sussex Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'r — Benjamin Heaton. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Willson; 
both of said place, yeomen. 

1762, Sept. 23. Inventory, £29.15.6, made by Samuel WMllson, Sam- 
uel Lundy and John Pettit. Lib. 11, p. 287. 

1761, July 15. Heays, Jacob, of Burlington; will of. Son, William 
Heays, my land, and he is to pay my daughter, Mary Heays, £25 
when 21, and to the child yet unborn £25. Wife, Margrat, use of 
land. Executor — Arent Schuyler. Witnesses — Martha Brown, Mary 
Schuyler, Daniel Ellis. Proved Nov. 2, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 427. 

1761, Nov. 2. Inventory, £261.10.9, made by Job Ridgway and John 
Richardson. 

1764, Sept. 16. Hebern, Mary, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Benjamin Stout. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Hunt; both of 
said place. 

1764, Sept. 10. Inventory, £20.1.0, of "Mary Hepburn"; made by 
John Hart and Jacob Golden. 

1765, Sept. 30. Account made by Adm'r. Lib. 12, p. 60. 



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1761, June 23. Hecter, Francis, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., 
doctor of physick. Tnt. Adm'x — Margaret Hectar. Inventory, 
£109.12.9. Lib. 10, p. 434. 

1770, March 17. Hedden, Elezar, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, use 
of house where I live, and use of % of all my estate. Son, Edward, 
'/& of my lands. Son, Elezar, the other half. Edward to maintain 
the younger children till Elezar is 21, and then he shall do his % 
also. To Kaziah, £10, that being the record she has received. To 
Ruth, $10, which she has received. To Mary, Fighehe, Nehemiah, 
Phebe and Jones, £10 each when of age. Executors — Edward Hed- 
den and Moses Baldwin. Witnesses — Elijah Hedden, John Lindsley, 
Samuel Camp. Proved April 30, 1770. Lib. K, p. 424. 

1765. Oct. 20. Hedger, Eliakim, of Somerset Co.; will of. Being 
old. Wife, Margaret Hedger, the six new red chairs I bought of 
Stephen Trusdal, other goods, and 2 negros. Youngest son, John, 
land I bought of Samuel Large. Son, Samuel, land I boughl of 
Aaron Hughs. Son, Joseph, land where the house stands, during his 
life, and then to his two sons, Stevenson Hedger and Thomas 
Hedger. Grandsons, Joseph Hedger and Samuel Hedger, sons of my 
son, Benjamin, deceased, also land. Daughters, Elizabeth Lewis, 
Sarah Hedger and Mary Stevenson, rest of moveables. Executors — 
Cornwell Stevenson and my sons, Samuel Hedger and John Hedger. 
Witnesses — Isaac Furman, Obadiah Pettit, Ann Pettit. Proved Feb. 
25, 1767. Lib. 12, p. 470. 

1705, Sept. 20. HcdpTcs. James, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Marey, moveable goods. Son, James, 10 shillings. Son, David, cloth- 
ing. Daughter, Zeruiah Hedges, bed. Land in Lower Precinct to 
be sold. Son, David, % the money from said sale. Daughters, Mar- 
gret Rodgers and Zeruiah Hedges, other % of money. To wife, Ys 
the residue, and to son, David, and daughters, Margaret Hedges and 
Zeruiah Hedges, the other %. Executor — Joshua Shaw, Sr. Wit- 
nesses — Robert Parsons, Sarah Parsons, James Whilldin. Proved 
Nov. 11, 1765. Lib. 12, p. 334. 

1706, Dec. 16. Hedges. Stephen, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary Hedges, widow of Stephen, and Stephen Conkling. 
Fellowbondsman — Thomas Cleverly; all of said place. 

1766, Dec. 19. Inventory, made by Robert Goble and Benjamin 
Halsey. Lib. I, p. 207. 

1763, March 12. Helms, Okanes, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Sister, Deborah Angelo, all real and personal. Execu- 
trix — my said sister. Witnesses — William Towers, Jane Griffin, 
Thomas James. Proved April 4, 1763. Lib. 16, p. 149. 

1760, Jan. 15. Henarie, Michael, of Reading Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. To my eldest son, William's, eldest son, named Arthur, 5 
shillings when he is 21. Wife, Jane, £15 yearly, to be paid by my 
son John; I also give her £130, now in the hands of my son David, 
excepting out of it, to my grandson John, son of my son Michael, 
£50 when he is 21. To my wife I give the interest of £30, now in 
the hands of my son-in-law, William Bishop. To sons, Michael, 
Daniel and David, 5 shillings each. Son, John, the land I bought 



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of Abraham Dellemater and the widow Bogart. Son, Nathaniel, the 
land I bought of Nicholas Emmons; but Nathaniel is now gone to 
sea, and, if he never returns, then the said land to go to my son, 
John. Daughters, Margaret and Sarah, the land I bought of John 
Rubert. My books I give to my children, Easter, Michael, Daniel, 
David, John, Nathaniel, Margaret and Sarah. Executors — sons, 
David and John, and my friend, Jacob Mattison. Witnesses — Joseph 
Mattison, Aaron Mattison, Jr., Hendrick Gardener. Proved Jan. 7, 
1761. 

1761, Jan. 5. Inventory, £712.8.0, made by Thomas Atkinson and 
Gershom Lee. 

1767, Nov. 24. Account by Executors. (The widow is now de- 
ceased). Lib. 10, p. 540. 

17(56, June 9. Hendricks, Tunis, of Reading Town, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Catherine, all real and personal during her 
life, and, after her death, all to be divided between my three chil- 
dren, viz., Catherine, wife of Paul Hortong; Leanah, wife of Michael 
Cole, and Mary, wife of John Stires. Executors — Benjamin Allegar, 
Ezekiel Cole and Edward Wilmot. Witnesses — Abraham McKinney, 
George Searle, Peter Lisk. Proved Nov. 3, 1768. 

1768, Oct. 20. Inventory, £190.12.2, made by Nicholas Egbert and 
George Biggs. Lib. 12, p. 540. 

1755, July 4. Hendriekson, Andrew, of Greenwich Twsp., Glouces- 
ter Co.; will of. Son, David, my plantation where I live, and 10 acres 
of swamp on Timber Creek, but, if David die, then the plantation 
to go to my youngest son, Okenus. Eldest son, Jonas, land joining to 
Hance Urian. Son, David, to have my share of meadow, which I and 
my brother Henry bought, on Popopow Creek. Son, Jonas, a meadow, 
Wife, Elizabeth, bed. My moveable estate to all my children. Son, 
Okenus, to be put to trade. Executors — my brother-in-law, John 
Denny, and my wife. Witnesses — Peter Homan, John Reynolds, Jes- 
ter Lock. Proved Dec. 29, 1760. Letters granted Jan. 2, 1761. 

1760, Nov. 12. Inventory, £150.12.3, made by John Reynolds and 
Charles Lock. Lib. 10, p. 406. 

1761, July IS. Hendriekson. Catharine, of Greenwich, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Catharine Hendriekson. Fellowbondsman — John 
Lock, yeoman; both of said place. Witness— Alexander Randall. 

1761, June 22. Inventory, £192.11.5, made by Alexander Randall 
and John Lock. 

1764, Feb. 25. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 10, p. 436. 

1769, May 10. Hendriekson, David and Okenus, of Gloucester Co. 
Wards. Sons of Andrew Hendriekson, of said Co., and they make 
choice of Thomas Clark as Guardian. 

1769, May 10. Guardian — Thomas Clark. Fellowbondsman — Jef- 
fery Clark; both of said Co. Lib. 13, p. 539. 

1761, April 20. Hendriekson, Peter, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Andrew, my lands. Daughter, Modelen, £15 
when of age. Wife, Catherine, the % of my land. Executor — John 
Lock. Witnesses — Daniel Bennett, Andrew Culin, John Lock. I also 
make my wife one of the Executors. Proved July 18, 1761. 

1761, June 22. Inventory, £214.0.0, made by Alexander Randall and 
John Lock. Lib. 11, p. 97. 



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17(55, Nov. 'ZT>. Hennion, Amlries, of Slauterdam, Bergen Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, real and personal while my widow. 
Son, John, is to have it if she marry. There is a farm at Praik- 
eness, in Bergen Co., in possession of my brothers, Peter and Abra- 
ham, and the interest is to be collected from them. Executors — 
my wife and David Hennion, of Praikiness, and John Andries Cadmus, 
of Slauterdam. Witnesses — Robert Hogg, Derek Berdan and Garrat 
Van Wagenen. Proved April 1, 1766. 

1766, March 27. Elizabeth Hennion, the widow, renounced. 

Lib. H, p. 621. 

1701, March 5. Henry, Jane, of Reading Township, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Widow of Michael Henry. Grandson, Arthur Henry, 5 shil- 
lings. Son-in-law, William Bishop, the rest of my estate. Execu- 
tors — my son, John Henry, and my son-in-law, William Bishop. 
Witnesses — Nathaniel Henry, Sarah Henry. Proved Nov. 26, 1763. 

1761, July 31. Inventory, £16.11.11, of goods left her by will of 
her husband, appraised by David Henry and Jacob Mattison. 

1767, Dec. 26. Inventory, £86.13.3, made by John Stoll and Edward 
Wilmot. 

1768, Jan. 22. Account by John Henry, Executor. Lib. 11, p. 445. 

1766, Sept. 17. Henry, John, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
taylor; will of. Wife, Jane, % of my house and lot where I live, and 
x /2 of the furniture. Son, Alexander, £20. Son, William, £7. Son, 
John, % of said house and lot, and, after wife is done with it, the 
other half; and he is to have rest of estate. Executors — wife, Jane, 
my son, John, and my friend, John Lyle. Witnesses — Paul le Boyteul, 
Andrew Petterson, John Grimes. Proved Dec. 10, 1766. 

1766, Dec. 6. Inventory, made by John Grimes and John Lyle, Jr. 

Lib. I, p. 71. 

1767, March 17. Henry, Micah. of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Ward. 
Son of William Henry, of said place, deceased, and he makes choice 
of Jacob Mattison and John Henry as his Guardians. 

1767, March 17. Guardians — Jacob Mattison and John Henry, both 
of said Co. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Lowrey. of said Co. 

Lib. 13, p. 209. 

1763, May 5. Henry, Nathaniel, of Hunterdon Co., farmer; will of. 
Brother, David Henry, all my real and personal estate, he paying to 
my brother, Michael Henry, £150, and to my brother, Daniel Henry, 
£100, and to brother, John, and my sisters, Margaret and Sarah, £20 
each; and also to pay to my eldest sister's three sons, William, David 
and John, £50 each. Executor — brother, David. Witnesses — -William 
Jones, Christopher Longstreet, Jacob Tidd. Proved May 17, 1763. 

1763, May 16. Inventory, £138.5.2, made by David Henry. 

Lib. 11, p. 539. 

1761, July 13. Herbert, John, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth Herbert, widow of said John. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Coward; both of said place. 

1761, July 4. Inventory, £196.15.2, made by John Coward and 
Joseph Grover. Lib. G, p. 445. 



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1763, Aug:. 17. Heritage, Benjamin, of Chester, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Daniel, y 2 of my plantation, and he is to pay 
to his brother, Joshua, £50 when 21. Son, Joshua, the other y 2 of 
plantation. Sons, Daniel, Joshua, Samuel and Benjamin, my cedar 
swamp. Son, Samuel, £50 when 21. Son, Benjamin, £50 when 21. 
Wife, Keziah, use of land till Daniel is 21, as also the rest of estate. 
Executors — my wife and son, Daniel. Witness — Isaac Rogers, Ed- 
ward French, John Cox. Proved Dec. 3, 1763. Lib. 11, p. 435. 

1763, Sept. 26. Inventory, £420.16.4, made by John Cox and Isaac 
Rogers. 

1750, Oct. 1(1. Heritage, Riehard, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Judah, land in said Twsp., which I bought of 
Joseph Knight, he paying to his mother £5 yearly. Son, Benjamin, 
plantation where I live, he paying to his mother £7 yearly. Wife, 
Sarah, bed, etc. Son, Joseph, £50. Daughter, Williams, £5. Daugh- 
ter, Tabitha Pullen, 5 shillings. Daughter, Hannah Heritage, £20. 
Executors — sons, Judah and Benjamin. Witnesses — George Flanin- 
gam, Isaac Flaningam, Richard Clarke. Proved March 17, 1768. 

Lib. 12, p. 501. 

17G5, April 9. Heritage, Samuel, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son 
of Benjamin Heritage of said Co., carpenter. Guardian — Daniel 
Heritage, of Moorestown, said Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — 
George Matlack, of same place. Witness, Thomas Millidge. 

Lib. 12, p. 76. 

1769, April S. Herpel, Peter, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Christian Herpel and John Andrews. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Kirby; all of said place. 

1769, June 17. Inventory, £19.4.4, made by David Gorden and 
Thomas Kirby. 

1772, Feb. 7. Account by John Andrews. 

Lib. 14, p. 436; Lib. 15, p. 8; File No. 3555 M. 

1734, July 26. Herriott, Andrew, of Woodbridge Twsp., Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. My lands to be sold, and the money to be used to 
bring up my children. Wife, Mary, personal estate. Executors — my 
wife, and Reverend William Skinner. Witnesses — William Blood- 
good, Josas Fleming, Mary Bloodgood, Ham Fleming. Proved Oct. 
31, 1764. Lib. H, p. 468. 

1762, July 19. Hetfield, Isaae, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, income of y 3 my real. Daughters, 
Sarah Clark and Abigail Jouet, £5 each. Son, Isaac, the pasture land, 
that joins my father, Price, Caleb Halstead and Matthias Hetfield. 
for which I gave deed; also % my salt meadow that I bought of 
widow Lambert. Son, Benjamin, my house and part of homestead. 
Son, Moses, 35 acres near Samuel Wood. Son, Andrew, land near 
the First Mountain, and part of the meadow. Daughter, Phebe, £30, 
when she is 21. Executors — my wife, Sarah, and my son-in-law, 
Abraham Clark. Witnesses — Josiah Wynants, David Man, Jacob 
Hetfield, Jr. Proved Dec. 26, 1762. 

1762, Dec. 29. Inventory, made by Samuel Hetfield and David 
Man. Lib. H, p. 264. 



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1705, Oct. 30. Heurtin, William, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Susannah Heurtin (Huntin). Pellowbondsman — Joshua 
Heurtin; both of said place. Lib. H, p. 541. 

1709, Aug. 2. Hewet, Thomas, Jr., of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Hannah Hewet, the widow, and Thomas Hewet, Sr., both of said 
Co. 

1769, July. Inventory, £42.2.1, made by Benjamin Stites and Joshua 
Hildreth. Lib. 15, p. 5. 

1701, Auk. 23. Hewit, Joseph, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — Lydia 
Hewit. Pellowbondsman — Joshua Hildreth; both of said Co. Wit- 
nesses — Nathaniel Hand and Thomas Hewit. 

1761, July 28. Inventory, £68.16.0, made by John Shaw and Lewis 
Cresse. Lib. 11, p. 73. 

1702, Feb. 25. Hewit, Joseph, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Sons, Elijah and Shamgar, my lands, and, if either die, then to fall 
to my son, Benaiah. Daughter, Phebe Hewit, a cow and bed. Daugh- 
ter, Zeruel Hewit, a cow and bed. My wife, y s personal estate, and 
rest to youngest son, Benaiah. My youngest [younger] children, 
Zeruel, Shamgar and Benaiah, to be bound out to trades. Executor — 
Elijah, my son. Witnesses — Nathaniel Jenkins, Nathan Shaw, Henry 
Hewit. Proved May 26, 1762. 

1762, May 25. Inventory, £130.11.2, made by Thomas Smith and 
Daniel Smith. Lib. 11, p. 228. 

1700, June 0. Hewit, Moses, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. Ward. 
Only son and heir of Moses Hewit, of said place, yeoman, and being 
out of wardship, by the death of his late mother, and having lands 
from his father, makes choice of his friend, John Fowler, as his 
Guardian. 

1766, June 6. Guardian — John Fowler, husbandman. Fellow- 
bondsman — Isaac Butterworth, yeoman; both of Deptford, said Co. 
Witnesses — Sarah Howell and John Ladd. Lib. 12, p. 282. 

1759, Dee. 10. Hews, Hannah, of Elsinboro, Salem Co., widow; 
will of. James Hutson to have my moveable estate. Son, John 
Hews, those lots which I purchased of John Chandler; also my 
right to lands which I hold in common with Samuel Nicholson; but 
John paying to each of his sisters £20; that is to say, to Mary Hut- 
son and Martha Hews, when she is 18. Executors — friend, John 
Stewart, and my son, John Hews. Witnesses — Thomas Johnson, 
Henry Stubbines, Adam Kirk. Proved Feb. 6, 1761. 

1760, Nov. 11. Renunciation, by John Stewart. Lib. 10, p. 505. 

1700, Sept. 13. Hililebrand. George, of Manington, Salem Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'x — Elinor Hildebrand, widow. Fellowbondsmen — 
David Crawley and Isaac Hildebrand; all of said place. Witness — • 
Elisha Bassett, Jr. 

1766, Dec. 14. Inventory, £222.7.11, made by Elisha Bassett. Jr., 
and William Harvey. Lib. 12, p. 317. 

1709, May IS. Hildreth. Daniel, of Cape May Co.; will of. Cedar 
swamp to be sold, and also Ms of 56 acres on the head of William 
Goff's land. Brother, Joseph Hildreth, the other % of the 56 acres. 



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Wife, Prissilla, the use of the other lands to bring up the children. 
My children, Elizabeth Hildreth and Aaron and Daniel, to have the 
said lands, when of age. Executors — my wife, Priscella, and my 
brother, Joseph. Witnesses — Francis Taylor, Ziliah Hildreth, Thomas 
Smith. Proved Feb. 6, 1770. 

1770, Jan. 12. Inventory, £163.5. %, made by Joshua Hildreth and 
Thomas Smith. Lib. 15, p. 79. 

170<>. Aur-. 1. Hildretlj. James, of Cape May Co., carpenter; will 
of. Daughter, Phebe Hildreth, land I bought of Daniel Hildreth, 
when she is 20 years old. Son, James, x k of my other lands; and 
son, Joseph, the other \n, when 21. W T ife, Lydia, use of all estate. 
Executors — my wife, Lydia, and my brother, Joseph Hildreth. Wit- 
nesses — John Cresse, Daniel Hildreth, Zibiah Hildreth. Proved May 
28, 1767, and letters granted to Joseph Hildreth, the surviving 
Executor. 

1767, May 29. Inventory, £47.1.3, made by Thomas Smith and Elihu 
Smith. Lib. 12, p. 492. 

1761, Jan. 17. Hill, Anne, of Northampton, Burlington Co., widow 
of Robert Hill; will of. Daughter, Anne Hill, to have all when 18. 
Executor — friend, Thomas Budd, farmer. Witnesses — Ann Gaskill, 
John Burr, Jr. Proved Jan. 27, 1761. 

1761, Jan. 24. Inventory, £75.3.6, made by George Briggs and 
James Dobbin. 

1763, March 31. Account by Ex'r. Lib. 10, p. 359. 

1700, April 10. Hill. William, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, all my goods and plantation where I live, 
during her life. Grandson, William Carter, Jr., the plantation, when 
he is of age, but, if he die, then to his brother, John; and their sis- 
ter, Sarah, is to have £10. William Carter, Sr., shall take care of 
the place till Junior comes of age. Brother, Moses Hill, 5 shillings. 
Executrix — my wife, Sarah. Witnesses — Abner Bennet, John Crow- 
ell, "William McCarrell. Proved Oct. 2, 1766. 

1766, Oct. 1. Inventory, £79.1.10, made by William McCarrell and 
William Carter. Lib. 12, p. 367. 

1707, Oct. 2. Hillier, Abraham, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Brother, Isaac, land bought of Daniel Wills, and Isaac is 
to pay yearly to my mother £10. Mother, Sarah Hillier, £30 pounds. 
Brother, Jacob, plantation where I live. Sister, Martha Ridgway, 
£10. Brothers, John and Samuel, each 5 shillings. Sister, Mary 
Hillier, 5 shillings. Remainder to my brother, Jacob, he paying 
to my brother, Joseph, £100, and to sisters, Mary and Elizabeth 
Hillier, £75 each. Executors — brothers, Isaac and Jacob. Witnesses 
— Job Ellis, Asher Woolman, Abraham Oakley. Proved Oct. 27, 1767. 

1767, Nov. 20. Inventory, £380.3.2, made by Aaron Wills and Asher 
Woolman. Lib. 13, p. 253. 

1700, May 17. Hillier, Edward, of Northampton Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, £40. Son, John Hillier, back part of 
my plantation. Son, Isaac, land. Son, Abraham, the rest of my 
plantation. Son, Jacob, house in Mt. Holly. Son, Joseph, £100. 
Sons, Samuel and Joseph, land I bought of John Burr, Sr., when 21. 
Daughter, Martha Ridgway, £40. Daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, 



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£70 each, when 18. Son, Joseph, to be put to a trade when 15. Re- 
mainder to my sons, Isaac, Abraham, Jacob, John, Samuel and 
Joseph. Executors — sons, Isaac and Abraham. Witnesses — Uriah 
Woolman, George Elkinton, William Prosser. Proved June 21, 1766. 

1766, June 12. Inventory, £554.2.0, made by George Elkinton and 
Asher Woolman. Lib. 13, p. 4. 

1762, Aug. 14. Hillman, Daniel, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Real estate to be sold, and all personal, except as 
my wife, Abigail, shall take. Wife, Abigail, % of my estate, and 
the other % to my five children, one of which is yet unborn. My 
daughters are Sarah Hillman, Elizabeth Hillman; sons, Daniel and 
Samuel. Executors — my wife, Abigail, and my friend, John Gill, 
of Haddonfield, and he to be Guardian of the children. Witnesses — 
Jacob Mills, Rebecca Nicholson, Samuel Spicer. Proved Sept. 19, 
1763. 

1763, Aug. 15. Inventory, £747.13.9, made by Joseph Morgan and 
Henry Wood. 

1767, June 5. Account by both Executors. Lib. 11, p. 410. 

1765, Jan. 8. Hillman, Elizabeth, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., 
widow; will of. To my granddaughter, Sarah, my gown. To daugh- 
ters-in-law, Hannah Hillman, Abigail Hillman, Mary Hillman and 
Drusella Hillman, the rest of clothing. Sons, John Hillman, James 
Hillman and Joseph Hillman, and my two grandsons, Daniel and 
James Hillman, sons of Daniel Hillman, deceased, the rest. Execu- 
tors — son, Joseph, and John Sparks. Witnesses — John Stephens, 
George Wilkie, Constantine Wilkins. Proved Feb. 11, 1765. 

Lib. 12, p. 251. 

1767, Dee. 22. Hillman, James, of Township and Co. of Gloucester, 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, to have the plantation where I dwell 
till son, James, is 21. Son, James, my plantation, when 21; except 
% acre between the house and the lands of the heirs of George 
Marple, which my wife is to have; but, if James should die, then 
the plantation is to descend to my daughters, Elizabeth and Mary 
Hillman, when they are 21; my wife having the privilege of the 
47 acres and one-half, which join lands of the late Gabriel Davis, 
and being the same which I purchased of John Hamton. Son, James, 
my cedar swamp, which I purchased of Gabriel Davis, except one 
acre thereof, which joins the swamp of Amos Haines, which I order 
my Executors to give title to Edward Gibbs. One acre of stone quarry 
was devised by my father to my brothers, Daniel and Joseph, which 
I order my executors to confirm. Executors — my wife and my 
friend, John Gill. Witnesses— William Hampton, Samuel Clement, 
John Hillman. Proved Jan. 12, 1768. 

1768, Jan. 4. Inventory, £457.12.10%, made by John Hinchman and 
Josiah Albertson. Lib. 13, p. 304. 

1764, Juno 29. Hillman, John, of Twsp. and Co. of Gloucester, 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, y 3 my personal estate, and V3 
the saw mill and homestead. Son, Joab, land on south branch of 
Cooper's Creek, where Solomon Eldridge lives, and % the saw mill. 
Son, Josiah, the homestead, grist mill and V 3 the saw mill. Son, 
Daniel, 100 acres that I bought of John Mickle, sheriff, of the prop- 
erty of Maham Southwick. Grandsons, James Hillman and Joseph 



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Hillman, land which I bought of Henry Woodrow, of 194 acres. Son, 
Josiah, % my personal estate. Sons, Joab, Joseph and Daniel, V3 
the personal. Executor — son, Josiah. Witnesses — William Clarke, 
Daniel Able, Isaac Tomlinson. Proved July 18, 1764. 

1764, July 16. Inventory, £253.14.10, made by Thomas Bate and 
Isaac Tomlinson. Lib. 12, p. 8. 

1765, Feb. 27. Hillman, Joseph, of Gloucester Twsp. and Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Prucilla, % the money from the sales of my 
real and personal estate, to bring- up my two children, till my son, 
Daniel, is of age to learn a trade. Son, Daniel, to have *4 the money 
from the sales, and my daughter, Letticia Hillman, to have %. My 
brother, Daniel's, two sons, Daniel and Samuel, %. Executors — my 
wife and my friend, Jacob Jennings. Witnesses — Tatum Williams, 
John Hinchman, James Talman. Imprimis — I give to Ephraim 
Cheeseman, my apparel. Proved May 4, 1768. Letters granted to 
Priscilla Hillman and Jacob Jenings. Lib. 12, p. 496. 

176S, Aug. 26. Hilyard, Ann, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., widow; 
will of. Oldest daughter, Sarah Craddock, £5, if she come to demand 
it. Oldest son, Joseph Hillyard, % of the yearly income, "which he 
is to pay to me;" and the other % I give to my son, Abraham Hil- 
yard, and my granddaughter, Ann Hammitt. Granddaughter, Lydia 
Pimm, daughter of Joseph Pimm, case of drawers. Daughter, Han- 
nah Pimm, wife of Joseph Pimm, bed, etc. Executor — son-in-law, 
Joseph Pimm. Witnesses — Nathan Mills, Abraham Allen, Jacob Al- 
bertson. Proved Sept. 20, 1768. 

1768, Sept. 19. Inventory, £104.2.2, made by Joshua Lippincott and 
Abraham Allen. Lib. 12, p. 499. 

176S, Nov. 1. Hinchman, Jacob, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Ellis. Pellowbondsman — William Hugg, yeoman; 
both of Gloucester. Lib. 14, p. 20. 

1765, Nov. 1. Hincbman, James, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Ellis. Fellowbondsman — William Hugg; both of said 
Co., yeomen. Witness — John Ladd. Lib. 14, p. 20. 

1763, Sept. 11. Hinds, Joseph, Jr., of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Elizabeth Hinds, the widow, and Samuel Hinds. Fel- 
lowbondsman — John Davis, yeoman; all of said place. Witness — 
John Scudder. 

1763, Sept. 15. Inventory, £97.16.8, made by Joseph Acken and 
Matthias Hetfield, Jr. Lib. H, p. 324. 

1766, June 30. Hinds, Joseph, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, John, land I bought of Ebenezar Sayrs, of 
46 acres, and bounded by Ezra Sayre, John Cory and Benjamin Wil- 
liams; also a salt meadow I bought of Jonathan Woodruff, of 4 
acres and %, which joins Piles Creek. Son, Billy, the plantation 
whereon I dwell, bounded by Daniel Halsey, Elias Wynans, John 
Clawson, and John Paul; and a tract of about 24 acres, which t 
bought of Ebenezar Williams, bounded by land of Benjamin Wil- 
liams, deceased, (devised to his daughter Elizabeth), and by John 
Crain and Caleb Crain, which I bought of Samuel Miller, Jr.; also 
6 acres of salt meadow devised to me by my father. Wife, Eliza- 

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17G1, Jan. 27. Hogbin, Hezekiah, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Mary Hog-bin, widow, and John Holme, yeoman. Fel- 
lowbondsman — William Oakford, yeoman; all of said place. 

1761, Jan. 26. Inventory, £122, made by Nehemiah Hogbin and Wil- 
liam Oakford. 

1765, March 13. Account made by John Holme, surviving Adm'r. 

Lib. 10, p. 441. 

1763, March 33. Hogeland, Derrick, Jr., of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Abigail, all the goods she brought to me by marriage, 
and she shall have all the benefit of my estate to bring up the chil- 
dren, till the eldest is 18 (being a female); then real and personal 
to be sold, and given to each child equally, viz., Abigail, Rhoda and 
Mary Hogeland. Executors — Obediah Howell, John Hogeland and 
Abigail Hogeland. Witnesses — John Sutton, Joseph Higgins, Joseph 
Leigh. Proved April 20, 1763. 

1763, Apri 9. Inventory, £268.2.4, made by Joseph Higgens and 
Joseph Leigh. Lib. 11, p. 352. 

1765, Aug - . 21. Hogeland, Derrick, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Eldest son, John, as a birth right, 10 shillings. Wife, 
Mary, use of plantation of 240 acres, where I live, and interest of 
bonds in hands of my son, John, my son, William, and my son, James. 
My aged mother, named Jacobe, is to be maintained. Son, Joseph, 
£100. Grandson, Daineal, son of Henry Hoogeland, deceased, £10 
when 21. Legacies given to daughter, Sarah; sons, John, William, 
James and George; and my daughters, Mary and Siche; and my other 
sons, Abraham, Joseph, Amos; and the children of my son, Derrick, 
deceased, being three of them. Executors — sons, John, William and 
George. Witnesses — Joseph Higgens, John Shamp, John Barber. 
Proved Oct. 5, 1765. 

1765, Sept. 28. Inventory, £472.14.6, made by Joseph Higgens and 
John Jewell. 

1793, Oct. 29. Account by William Hoogland, surviving Executor. 
Goods were sold "after the death of widow." Lib. 12, p. 397. 

1767, July 17. Hogeland, Martynis, of Windsor, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. My share of my grandfather, Christopher Hogeland's, 
estate, to be sold, it being in New York. Wife, Phebe, the lands 
where I dwell, during her life, and she to take care of my son, John, 
and my daughters, Arianche and Jane. Son, Ouke, a silver tumbler. 
After wife's death the place to be sold, and money given to my sons, 
Ouke, Martin, Christopher, John and Cornelius, and my daughters, 
Elinor, Jane, Idah, Phebe and Arianche. Executors — wife, Phebe, 
my sons, Ouke and Christopher, and my brother's son, Christopher 
Hogeland. Witnesses — Richard Hutchinson, Jr., William Hutchinson, 
Jr., Stephen Warne. Proved Feb. 10, 1768. 

1768, Feb. 9. Inventory, made by Koert Voorhies, and Cornelius 
Voorhies. Lib. 13, p. 308. 

1761, Oct. 25. Hoking, Roger, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Grandson, Samuel Hockings, all my lands; and he 
is to pay to his four sisters, Mary Huckings, £15, Barbary Huckings, 
£10, Patience Huckings, £10, and to Rebecca Huckings, £10. My 
daughter, Hannah Barber, £20. Daughters, Elizabeth Hughes, Susan- 



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nah Garrison, Hulda White, and Hendrence Vert, rest of moveable 
estate. Executors — son-in-law, James Hughes and David Davis. 
Witnesses — Dorothy Davis, David Davis, Mary Huckings. 

1761, Dec. 10. Codicil. My daughter-in-law, Marcy Huckings, is 
to have the profits of my lands mentioned in my will, for 2 years. 
Witnesses — same as in will. Proved March 16, 1764. 

1763, Aug. 13. Inventory, £168.14.11, made by Elisha Bassett and 
Daniel Bassett. 

1767, June 15. Account, by the Executors. Lib. 12, p. 100. 

1769, July 8. Holcomb, Samuel, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Eleanor, £12 yearly, to be paid by sons, Rich- 
ard and Thomas; and otherwise provided for. Eldest son, John, £5. 
Grandson, Samuel, son of my son John, £10. Son, Jacob, £5. Third 
son, Samuel, the house that he lives in, and 15 acres thereunto be- 
longing, which I bought of Caleb Farley. Fourth son, George, five 
acres which I bought of John Smith, which is now in possession of 
Wm. Muirhead, and 30 acres adjoining, which is part of 100 acres I 
bought of Richard Smith of Burlington. Fifth son, Elijah, rest 
of the 100 acres. Sixth and seventh sons, Richard and Thomas, the 
home place where I live, and Thomas is to pay his brother, Richard, 
£50. Daughter, Phebe, the wife of Henry Lott, £40. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth, £100 when she is 20. Executors — brother, Richard Holcomb, and 
my son, Samuel. Witnesses — Richard Hinds, William Gano, Josiah 
Ellis. 

1769, July 16. Codicil. Same witnesses. Proved Sept. 21, 1769. 

1769, Sept. 19. Inventory, £608.15.6, made by John Hogeland, and 
William Gano. 

1773, May 25. Account by Executors. 

Lib. 14, p. 201; Lib. 14, p. 514. 

1764, March 13. Hollings, Israel, of Waterford, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Michael Hollings. Fellowbondsman — Walter Burk; both of 
said Co. 

1764, March 7. Renunciation of Abraham Hullings; in which he 
states that Israel Hullins and his wife died intestate, and he, Abra- 
ham Hullins, of Phila. being the eldest brother of Israel, have right 
to act as Adm'r, but desire my brother, Michael Hullins, of Water- 
ford Twsp., to act in my place. Witness — Walter Burk. 

1764, March 9. Inventory, £163.7.8%, made by John Shivers and 
Josiah Shivers. 

1766, Dec. 20. Account by Michael Hullings. Lib. 11, p. 537. 

1761, May 30. Hollings, Michael, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
Lorance Hollings, of said place. Guardian — Israel Hewlings. 

Lib. 10, p. 439. 

1764, Oct. 4. Hollinshead, Benjamin, of Evesham, Burlington Co., 
merchant. Int. Adm'x — Jerusha Hollinshead of Northampton. Fel- 
lowbondsman — David Oliphant, of Evesham. Lib. 12, p. 27. 

1764, Nov. 24. Adm'r — John Hollinshead, of Chester Twsp., on es- 
tate of Benjamin Hollinshead, late of Northampton, left unadminis- 
tered by Jerusha Holinshead. Fellowbondsmen — John Hillier and 
.iohn Eayre, yeomen. Lib. 12, p. 36. 

1776, March 19. Inventory, £497.8.1, made by John Cox and Noah 
Haines. Also account of John Hollinshead, Adm'r. Lib. 16, p. 498. 



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1759, Oct. 13. Hollinshead, Edward, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Susannah, £100, and furniture. Real to be 
sold, and money given to sons, Jacob and Ryner, when of age. Exe- 
cutors — brothers, Hugh Hollinshead and Joseph Hollinshead. Wit- 
nesses — John Rambo, Cornelius Dewees, Benjamin Lodge. Proved 
June 18, 1761. 

1761, June 15. Inventory, £471.9.7, made by Thomas Rice and 
Samuel Sims. 

1767, June 5. Account by both Exr's. Lib. 11, p. 108. 

1770, Nov. 23. Hollinshead, Hugh, of Chester Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Hugh Hollinshead, of said Twsp. Fellowbonds- 
men — William Higbee and Richard Fenimore. Witness — Joseph 
Stokes, Jr. 

.1770, Nov. 23. Renunciation by Anna Hollinshead and John Hol- 
linshead, widow and eldest son. Lib. 15, p. 70. 

1770, Nov. 9. Inventory, £715.16.0, made by Enoch Roberts, Richard 
Fenimore, William Higbee. 

1761, June 18. Hollo-way, Janies, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Benjamin, house and land where I live; 
he paying to daughter, Mary Holloway, £25, and to daughter, Ann 
Holloway, £25, and to daughter, Rebecca Holloway, £25, and to 
daughter, Avis Holloway, £25. My sons, Samuel, James and David, 
my lands, some of which are at Barnegat and undivided between my 
brother, George, and me. Son, Joseph, 100 acres on Mill Creek. Wife, 
Rebecca, use of lands till my sons are of age. Executors — my wife, 
Rebecca, and my friend, Michael Newbold. Witnesses — George Hollo- 
way, William Page, Samuel Harris. Proved Aug. 10, 1761. 

Lib. 10, p. 299. 

1760, Feb. 19. Holloway, Malachi, of Mendham, Morris Co.; will of. 
Son, Elkenah, y 2 of my land, which will be 38% acres. Son, Elijah, 
the other V 2 of my land. My wife, Elizabeth, to have a good main- 
tenance. If both sons die, then the land is to go to my wife, and, 
when she dies then to Nehemiah Holloway, and my three daughters, 
viz., Patience, Judeth and Elizabeth. Executors — sons, Elkenah and 
Elijah. Witnesses — John Brown, John Brown, Jr., Elizabeth Bobet. 
Proved July 6, 1762. 

1762, June 22. Inventory, made by Isaac Babbit and John Brown. 

Lib. H, p. 297. 

1758, Feb. 13. Holnian, Francis, of Somerset Co., inn keeper; will 
of. Real to be sold. Son, Daniel, my gun. Son, Robert, my Bible. 
Wife, Catherin, £5 and an equal share with my sons, Daniel and 
Robert (except wife's portion, which she is to receive from her 
father), which I give to my three daughters, Mary, Catherin and 
Jean, when 18. Sons to be bound to trades, when 14. Executors — 
my wife and John Thomson. Witnesses — William Wooling, Daniel 
Hendrickson, Andrew Brown. Proved Nov. 29, 1764. 

1764, Nov. 22. Inventory, £96.17.0, made by Daniel South, and 
Joshua Higgins. 

1766, May 5. Account by Catherine Holman, Executrix. 

1766, July 11. Citation issued to Catherine Badcock, late Catherine 
Holman, to prove her account, on complaint of Robert Holman. 



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1767, Sept. 14. Account made by Catharine Badcock, wife of Wil- 
liam Badcock, and late widow of Francis Holman. 

Lib. H, p. 477; Lib. H, p. 625. 

1767, Aug. 8. Holme, John, the elder, of Waterford Twsp., Glouces- 
ter Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Esther, use of my plantation, and at 
her decease to be sold and the money to be divided between my four 
children, John, Lydia, Johanna and Phebe. Son, John, the land I 
purchased of Samuel Dennis, of 40 acres, which joins land of Isaac 
Kay and Amos Haines. Grandchildren, John and Thomas Luke- 
manear, £10 each, when 21; but, if they both die, then the £20 to go 
to the other children of my said daughter, Lydia. Executor — brother- 
in-law, Thomas Bate. Witnesses — John Matlack, Benjamin Holme, 
Samuel Clement. Proved Sept. 8, 1767. 

1767, Aug. 29. Inventory, £55.18.9, made by John Matlack and 
Benjamin Hartley. 

1778, Aug. 4. Account by Executor. Lib. 13, p. 116; Lib. 18, p. 688. 

1762, June SO. Holmes, James, late of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Debts of my brother, Samuel Holmes, deceased, to be 
paid. To Obadiah Holmes, Jr., son of my brother, Samuel Holmes, 
deceased, land in Amboy. A tract in Upper Freehold to be sold. To 
James Holmes, and Mary Holmes, children of my brother, Samuel, 
deceased, £100 each. The rest of my estate to the children of my 
brothers and sister, viz., children of Jonathan Holmes, Obadiah 
Holmes, Joseph Holmes, Samuel Holmes, deceased, John Holmes, de- 
ceased, and Mary Mott, deceased. Executors — my brother, Obadiah 
Holmes, brother-in-law, James Mott, and Obadiah Holmes, Jr., son 
of my brother, Samuel, deceased. Witnesses — John McConnell, 
Thomas Loyd, John Loyd. Proved Sept. 28, 1762. 

1762, Dec. 30. Inventory, £5,840.6.8, made by Richard Crawford and 
William Crawford. Lib. H, p. 185. 

1760, June 14. Holmes, Jonathan, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Samuel, east half of my plantation. Son, 
John, the other half. John to allow his mother a good living. Said 
sons are to pay to my daughter, Deliverance, wife of Peter Bowne, 
£50. Daughter, Sarah, wife of John Throckmorton, £100. Grand- 
daughter, Rebecah Holmes Tice, £20, when 18. Executors — sons, 
Samuel and John, and friend, Joseph Throckmorton. Witnesses — 
Johannis Bennet, Margaret Morris, Valentine Welch. Proved Jan. 30, 
1767. Lib. I- P- 78. 

1766, Sept. 6. Holmes, Jonathan, Jr., of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Sons, William and James, all real and personal estate, and 
they are to pay debts and legacies. Sons, Jonathan and John, and 
daughter, Alice "Van Brackle, 5 shillings each. Son, Samuel, £380. 
Daughter, Crose Home, £60. To four grandchildren, children of 
my son, Joseph, £12. Son, Daniel, £150. Daughter, Catharine Schenck, 
£10. Executors — my sons, William, James and Samuel; also Daniel 
Holmes. Witnesses — Obadiah Holmes, Obadiah Holmes, Jr., Asher 
Holmes. Proved Nov. 2, 1768. Probate to William "Homes" as Execu- 
tor, Oct. 23, 1770. 

1796, Aug. 8. Adm'r — Philip Holmes. Fellowbondsmen — Jacob 
Tice and Nehemiah Shumway; all of Monmouth Co. Whereas, Jona- 
than Holmes, Jr., made his will, and appointed William Holmes and 



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Daniel Holmes, his Executor, and the said Executors are since dead, 
and have left a part of the estate unadministered upon, therefore 
Philip Holmes is appointed Administrator. 

Lib. K, p. 264; Lib. 35, p. 520. 

1763, Sept. 22. Holmes, Joseph, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — James Mott and James Mott, Jr. Fellowbondsman — 
Obadiah Holmes, Jr.; all of said Co. Witness — Mary Herbert. 

1763, Sept. 14. Renunciation by Sarah Holmes, the widow, in favor 
of her father, James Mott, and her brother, James Mott, Jr. 

1763, Oct. 12. Inventory, £1,704.13.4, made by John Little and Joseph 
Price. 

1767, Oct. 5. Account filed by Adm'rs. Includes cash received, for 
land, which was sold by John Taylor, Sheriff of said Co., by virtue 
of an execution against said land, at the suit of John Burrows and 
William Hendrickson, Executors of Abraham Watson, £2,613.9.4. 

Lib. H, p. 292. 

1762, Mareh 23. Holmes, Margaret, of City and Co. of Burlington. 
Ward. Aged above 14. Daughter of Thomas Holmes, blacksmith. 
Guardian — Samuel Allinson, of said City. Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
Pryor, Jr., of same place, gent. Witnesses — Daniel Ellis and Gabriel 
Blond. Lib. 11, p. 204. 

1761, Nov. 26. Holmes, Mary, of Elsinboro, Salem Co., widow. Int. 
Adm'r — Clement Hall, yeoman, of said place. Fellowbondsmen — 
Robert Johnson and Joseph Burroughs, of Town of Salem. 

Lib. 11, p. 36. 

1766, Sept. 21. Honnold, Matthias, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Barbara Honnold. Fellowbondsman — Cornelius Ander- 
son; both of said place. 

1766, Sept. 19. Inventory, £84.10.6, made by Cornelius Anderson 
and William Bate. Lib. 12, p. 423. 

1762, July 14. Honywell, Richard, of Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife to have one-third. Daughters — Martha, Eliza- 
beth, Mary, Marget and Bathsheba, rest of chattels, when they are 
18. Executors — Henry Crosley and John Reed, who are to sell the 
lands. Witnesses — Joseph Runnels, William Jones, John Hunnywell. 
Will signed by Richard Honywell and Rachel Honywell. Proved 
Sept. 9, 1762. 

1762, Sept. 8. Inventory, £146.0.2, made by Jonathan Hopkins and 
George Allen. 

1764, Jan. 26. Account made by both Executors. Four of the chil- 
dren were bound out. Lib. 11, p. 291. 

1763, Sept. 14. Hoogeland, Christopher, of Windsor, Middlesex Co., 
merchant. Int. Adm'rs — Jacob Hoogeland, brother of Christopher, 
and Peter Schenk; both of Somerset Co. Witness — John Johnston. 

1763, Sept. 13. Renunciation by Susanna Hoogeland, the widow. 
Witnesses — Andrew Sidle and Cornelius Hegeman. 

1763, Sept. 20. Inventory, £355.7.3%, made by Peter Ten Eick, 
Richard Major and John Ely. (Contains many names of people who 
gave notes and bonds.) 



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1763, Sept. 20. Inventory, £434.8.4%, made by same appraisers. 
(Includes dry goods and groceries). Account, "as now stands in his 
ledger," includes following as some of the names given: Robert 
Chambers, Altie Dorland, Richard Reed of Freehold, Elizabeth Giber- 
son, John Davison, Sr., of Windsor, John Lemmon, fidler, John Green, 
tailor, Martha Brittan (daughter of Benjamin), Margret Tropt, 
widow, John Applegate, carter, Nicholas Britten, Jr., Benj. Britten, 
Jr., Johannes Ritticer, William Davison, Sr., Cranberry, Mary Hull 
(daughter of John), James Vaughn, Ammasiah Davison, Captain 
Joseph Vaughn, John Giberson, Monmouth, John Smith, Penns Neck, 
Henry Fisher, worsted comber, Gisabert Giberson, Sr., Sarah Brit- 
tain, William Mount (son of Mathew), Barnt Heggerman, brewer, 
Sarah Serjent, William Wilky, tailor, Elizabeth McConnell (wife of 
Samuel), William Hutchins (son of Richard), Rachel Peters, widow, 
Houghton Mershon, Thomas Kerns (son of Richard), Grace Gordon, 
Cranbury, John Job, brick maker, Rachel Hankins (daughter of 
Daniel), Samuel Mead, John Smith (son of Ellen), Elizal Holman 
(daughter of Gibert Gibertson), Joseph Cox, millwright, Daniel - 
Hews (son of William), Peter Trout (son of John), Thomas Mount, 
cooper, John Smith, tavern keeper, Mary Schooley, widow, Joseph 
Schooley, Joseph South, shoe maker, Martha Fenton, Daniel South, 
Daniel Swain, and many others. Amount on ledger, £939.1.8. 

Lib. H, p. 274. 

1767, Jan. 28. Hoogeland, John, Esq., of Sowerland, Somerset Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Idah, an outset, to be as much as other daughters. 
Wife, Dinah, may stay on the plantation as long as my widow. Son, 
Jacob, a negro, etc. Daughter, Dinah, a negro. Daughter, Lenah, 
the negro that lives with her. Daughter, Eydah, a negro. Grand- 
son, John Hoogeland, son of my son Jacob, £20, to be put to interest 
by my two sons-in-law, Johannis Van Nest and Jores Bergen, till he 
is 21. Son, Jacob, 1/6 part of my estate; daughter, Dinah, 1/6; daugh- 
ter, Lenah, 1/6; daughter, Eydah, 1/6; grandson, James Perrine (son 
of my daughter, Maria), 1/6 when 21; grandchildren, Margaret and 
Dinah Hoogeland (children of my eldest son, Christopher, deceased), 
1/6 part. Executors — son, Jacob, my sons-in-law, Johanes Van Neste 
and Jores Bergen, and my nephew, Christopher Hoogeland, Jr. (son 
of my brother, Christopher). Witnesses — Johannes Stryker, Abraham 
Duboys, Jacob Bergen, Jr. Proved Feb. 28, 1767. Lib. I, p. 116. 

1770, Oct. 30. Hoogland, James, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary 
Hoogland. Fellowbondsmen— Samuel Carpenter and Henry Vanover; 
all of said Co. 

1770, Oct. 26. Inventory, £81.19.8, made by Gabriel Willson, Henry 
Vanover and Samuel Carpenter. Lib. 15, p. 69. 

1742, Aug. 20. Hooper, Sarah, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
widow; will of. Daughter, Isabella Hooper, all my lots of land, 
which I have in New York. Rest of real and personal to my son, 
Robert Lettice Hooper, and my said daughter, Isabella Hooper. Ex- 
ecutrix — said daughter. Witnesses — Rebea Legat, Elinor Williams, 
Philip Kearney. Proved July 10, 1765. Lib. H, p. 505. 

1763, Feb. 22. Hopkins, Ann, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Petition 
of Sarah Hopkins, widow of Ebenezer Hopkins, late of Newton in 



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said Co., yeoman, deceased, in behalf of Ann Hopkins, daughter of 
petitioner, and of said Ebenezer Hopkins; stating that Ann is under 
14, and that she, Sarah, is not willing to be Guardian, and Ann, hav- 
ing real estate devised from Elizabeth Estaugh, late of Newton, 
widow, deceased; therefore she desires her friend, James Whiteall, 
of Deptford, to be Guardian of said Ann till she is 14. Witnesses — 
Hannah Ladd and John Ladd. 

1763, Feb. 22. Guardian — James Whitall, yeoman. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Estaugh Hopkins, yeoman; both of Deptford Township, 
Gloucester Co. Witnesses — Hannah Ladd and John Ladd. 

Lib. 11, p. 278. 

1762. June 12. Hopkins, Ebenezer, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Peti- 
tion of said Ebenezer, who is son of Ebenezer Hopkins, of Haddon- 
field, said Co., yeoman, deceased; making choice of John Estaugh 
Hopkins (his brother) of Deptford, as his Guardian. 

1762, June 12. Guardian — John Estaugh Hopkins. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Gill, of Haddonfield. Lib. 11, p. 125. 

1762, June 12. Hopkins, Haddon, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Peti- 
tion of said Haddon, son of Ebenezer Hopkins, of Haddonfield, said 
Co., yeoman, deceased; making choice of his brother, John Estaugh 
Hopkins, of Deptford, as his Guardian, till 21. 

1762, June 12. Guardian — John Estaugh Hopkins. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Gill, of Haddonfield. Lib. 11, p. 125. 

1768, May 24. Hopkins, Haddon, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah Hopkins. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Stokes; both of said Co. 

1768, May 21. Inventory, £950.11.11%, made by Jacob Clement and 
Samuel Clement. 

1769, June 23. Account by Hannah Hopkins. A debt was paid 
to Sarah Hopkins. Lib. 13, p. 435. 

1768, May 24. Hopkins, Hezekiah, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Peti- 
tion of Hannah Hopkins, widow of Haddon Hopkins, and mother to 
said Hezekiah, who is son of Haddon, stating that Hezekiah has real 
and personal estate that needs care, and prays that Joshua Stokes 
may be appointed Guardian of said Hezekiah. 

1768, May 24. Guardian — Joshua Stokes. Fellowbondsman — Griffith 
Morgan; both of said Co. Witnesses — Elizabeth Stokes and Charles 
Pettit. Lib. 13, p. 436. 

1763, Feb. 22. Hopkins, Mary, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Petition 
of Sarah Hopkins, widow of Ebenezer Hopkins, of Newton in said 
Co., yeoman, deceased, in behalf of Mary Hopkins, daughter of said 
petitioner, and of said Ebenezer, stating that she is not willing to 
be the Guardian of said Sarah, who has real estate by devise from 
Elizabeth Estaugh, late of Newton, widow, deceased; therefore she 
prays that her friend, James Whitall, of Deptford, yeoman, may be 
made Guardian of said Mary, till she is 14. Witnesses — Hannah Ladd 
and John Ladd. 

1763, Feb. 22. Guardian — James Wnitall, yeoman. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Estaugh Hopkins, yeoman; both of Deptford Township, 
said Co. Witnesses — Hannah Ladd and John Ladd. Lib. 11, p. 278. 



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1765, July 19. Hopkins, Mary, of Newton, Gloucester Co. Ward. 
Daughter of Ebenezer Hopkins, of said place, yeoman, deceased; 
says that her aunt, Elizabeth Estaugh, gave by will certain lands 
which need care, and she chooses her brother, John Estaugh Hopkins, 
to be her Guardian, till 21. 

1765, July 19. Guardian — John Estaugh Hopkins, yeoman. Fellow- 
bondsman — Haddon Hopkins; both of said Co. Witnesses — Hannah 
Ladd and John Ladd. Lib. 12, p. 126. 

1763, Feb. 22. Hopkins, Sarah, Jr., of Gloucester Co. Ward. Peti- 
tion of said Sarah, who is one of the daughters of Ebenezer Hopkins, 
of Newton, said Co., yeoman, deceased; stating that she has lands 
by devise, from her aunt Elizabeth Estaugh; therefore she makes 
choice of her brother John Estaugh Hopkins, of Deptford, to be her 
Guardian, till she is 21. Witnesses — Hannah Ladd and John Ladd. 

1763, Feb. 22. Guardian — John Estaugh Hopkins, yeoman. Fel- 
lowbondsman — James Whitall, yeoman; both of Deptford Twsp., said 
Co. Witnesses — Hannah Ladd and John Ladd. Lib. 11, p. 279. 

1765, Aug. 8. Hoppangh, Jost, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, articles as mentioned, and sons, John 
and Peter, to provide for her. She may live with John, or may 
remove to live with her children. To Peter Aller, of Kingwood, hus- 
band of my youngest daughter, Ann, £135. Eldest son, John, land 
which I bought of Peter Foxe, 24 Jan., 1749. Son, Peter, land now 
in his possession, which I bought of Peter Foxe, 16 Dec, 1756. Land 
where I live I give to said John and Peter; the same was bought of 
Jacob Peter Sniter. Daughter, Lenah, wife of Peter Young, £80. 
Daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Peter Hann, £80. Daughter Ann, wife 
of Peter Aller, £80. Executor — son, John. Witnesses — David Heath, 
Philip Dilz, Richard Rounsavell, Jr. Proved Sept. 21, 1765. 

1765, Sept. 19. Inventory, £849.2.10, made by Peter Rockefeller and 
Richard Rounsavell, Jr. 

1767, Sept. 7. Account by Executor. 

Lib. 12, p. 218; Lib. 13, p. 328. 

1760, Aug. 16. Hoppe, Andrees, of Hoghokus, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Wife, Marytie, use of real and personal while my widow. If my 
wife get an heir, it shall have £150. At her death (if she have no 
heir), then my estate to devolve into the hands of my brothers, 
Hendrick Hoppe, Albert Hoppe, Garrit Hoppe, John Hoppe, and my 
sisters, Antye Ackerman, Tryntie Sabriski, and my sister, Hendricki's, 
children, that is to say, John, Abraham and Hendrick, and her daugh- 
ters, Aaltye, and Ragel, my said sister, Hendricki, being dead. Exe- 
cutors — brothers, Garrit Janse Hoppe and John Janse Hoppe. Wit- 
nesses — Abraham V. Buskirk, Benjamin Olden. Proved Nov. 13, 1760, 
by Benjamin Olden. Proved Aug. 4, 1761, by Abraham Buskirk. 

Lib. H, p. 50. 

1767, April 18. Hopper, John, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'rs — Isaac Hopper and Joshua Hopper. Fellowbondsman — 
Isaac Ballinger; all of said place; yeomen. 

1767, April 9. Inventory, £207.10.2, made by Isaac Ballinger and 
Samuel Ladd. Lib. 13, p. 131. 



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17G1, Aug. 7. Hopper, Joseph, of Manning-ton, Salem Co., cord- 
wainer. Int. Adm'r — William Roberts, yeoman, of said place. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — William Harvy, yeoman, of said place, and Abel 
Harris, yeoman, of Penns Neck, said Co. 

1761, Aug-. 1. Renunciation by Catren Hopper, widow of Joseph. 

1761, July 25. Inventory, £24.13.6, made by William Harvey and 
William Peterson. 

1763, Sept. 10. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 11, p. 36. 

1766, July 29. Hopper, Samuel, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Lands and chattels to be sold. Wife, £300. Son, John, 5 
shilling's. Daughter, Mary Hopper, £250. Daughter, Elizabeth, £150. 
Executor — my friend, James Hinchman. Witnesses — Caleb Bickham, 
Isaac Hopper, Margret Boyle. Proved Jan. 12, 1767. 

1766, Aug. 25. Inventory, £405.6.0, made by Caleb Bickham and 
Nehemiah Andrews. Lib. 13, p. 114. 

1761, Nov. 22. Hopple, Nicholas, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Hopple, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Ansell Long; both of 
Greenwich, said Co. 

1761, Nov. 21. Inventory, made by Andrew Long and Ansell Long. 

File No. 755H. 

1770, Sept. 2. Horn, Simon, of Rocksbury Twsp., Morris Co., farm- 
er; will of. To John Horn, my brother, William Horn's, eldest son, 
40 shillings. My brother, Samuel, my apparel; my gun, to his eldest 
son, Andrew; my smooth gun to his second son, William. Youngest 
sister, Charity, a cow; to her daughter Ester, a mare. Remainder 
to my brother, Samuel's, two eldest sons, Andrew and William, and 
to my two sisters, Rachel and Charity. Executors — Aaron Stark and 
Miller Blatchly. Witnesses — William Throckmorton, Charity Hough, 
Daniel Jones. Proved Sept. 22, 1770. 

1770, Sept. 19. Inventory, made by William Salmon and William 
Throckmorton. Lib. K, p. 281. 

1763, July 28. Hornor, Isaac, of New Hanover Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, house where I live and 5 acres of plow land, and 
2 acres of meadow. Son, William, house at Crosswicks Creek, he pay- 
ing the legatees hereafter mentioned; otherwise the legatees, Isaac 
Horner and Content, (alias John) Horner, to enter the plantation if 
he refuse to do so. Daughter, Mary, wife of John Clevenger, £10. 
Sons, William and Joshua, £20 each more than the rest. Residue 
to my children, William Horner, Joshua Horner, Hannah (wife of 
James Garwood), Isaac Horner and Content (alias John) Horner; 
but as Hannah, wife of James Garwood, is dead, her share shall go to 
her children when 21. Executors — William Horner, Isaac Horner and 
Content (alias John) Horner. Witness — James London, John Emley, 
William Potter. Proved Aug. 27, 1763. Lib. 11, p. 379. 

1763, Aug. 19. Inventory, £488.9.6, made by Amos Wright and 
Samuel Emley. 

1773, Jan. 23. Account of William Hornor, acting Exr. 

Lib. 14, p. 514. 

1770, Nov. 17. Horner, Joseph, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Thorne. Fellowbondsman — William Wood; both of Chester- 
field Twsp., said Co. Witness — Silas Parvin. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 205 

1770, Nov. 10. Renunciation of Sarah Horner, the widow, in favor 
of John Thorne. Witness — Lucy Taylor. Lib. 15, p. 72. 

1770, Nov. 3. Inventory, £99.7.5, made by William Wood and Cleay- 
ton Newbold. 

1771, May 31. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 15, p. 102. 

1766, Sept. 29. Hornor, Samuel, of Princeton, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, £300. Daughter, Amy, £200, when 18. Daughter, 
Sarah, £200, when 18. Son, John, gun and watch, when 21. Sons, 
John, Samuel and Joseph, rest of personal and real. Executors — my 
wife, my brother, Joseph, and friend, Robert Stockton. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Baldwin, James Leonard, Josiah Furman, Jr. Proved Nov. 
14, 1766. 

1766, Nov. 5. Inventory, £620.19.3, made by Job Stockton and 
Jonathan Baldwin. Farm at Kingston, valued at £1,030; and one 
at Princeton, at £1,250. Lib. 12, p. 448. 

1761, Dec. 4. Horsfull, John, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ruth, £150, and the use of the land 
west of house till my son, Richard, is 21. To only son, Richard 
Horsfull, all my lands; except the house and lot that I bought of 
John Phineas, which I give to my daughter, Martha Horsfull, when 
she is 18. Daughter, Sarah, £200, when 18. Daughter, Mary, £200. 
Daughter, Hannah, £200. Daughter, Ruth, £200. Executors — my 
wife, and my brother-in-law, Michael Rogers. Witnesses — William 
Imlay, Robert Montgomerie, Alexander Montgomerie. Proved March 
6, 1762. 

1762, Jan. 27. Inventory, £2,539.15.5, made by Moses Robins and 
Thomas Miller. Lib. 12, p. 434. 

1764, March 2S. Hough, Barnett, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Christian Hough. Lib. 11, p. 525. 

1761, March 5. Houshell, Jacob, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Son, Mathias Houshell, V2 of my plantation, and £10 to be paid 
him by my son-in-law, Jacob Case. Son, Peter, % of the plantation 
I bought of Daniel Carrioll, and he to pay to his sister, Mary, £50, 
when she is 18. Son, Martin, rest of my plantation where I live, 
when he is 21. Son-in-law, Jacob Case, the other part of the Car- 
rioll place. Executors — my brother, Mathias Houshal, and Peter 
Lefler. Witnesses — Johannes Rake, William Bellosfelt, John Ringo. 
Proved April 4, 1761. 

1761, April 13. Inventory, £795.3.6, made by Peter Prall and Cor- 
nelius Williamson. Lib. 10, p. 563. 

1761, Feb. 5. Houshell, Johannes, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Nelley, £10, to be paid by my sons, Peter and 
William, yearly; and they shall provide for their mother. Sons, 
Peter and William, the plantation I live on, and the house and lot 
I bought from Andrew Trimmer, excepting thereout the burying- 
ground for the use of the family forever. Son-in-law, Andrew 
Trimmer, £50. Granddaughter, Mary Trimmer, one cow. Daughter, 
Elizabeth's, children, £40, when they are of age. Executors — my 
brothers, Jacob and Mathias. Witnesses — Cornelius Ringo, Christian 
Lupp, John Ringo. Proved April 4, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 571. 



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1760. May 20. Housman, John, of Middlesex Co.; will of. "I am 
enlisted in the New Jersey Regiment." To Godfried Warner all my 
estate. Executor — said Godfried Warner. Witnesses — John Smith, 
Andrew Smith, Jonathan Skinner. Proved June 1, 1761. 

Lib. G, p. 438. 

1763, Dec. 7. Hovey, John, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Budd, of Salem, Salem Co., doctor. Fellowbondsman — Wil- 
liam Dalles, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., yeoman. Witness — Howell 
Powell. 

1763, Nov. 16. Inventory, £743.17.11, made by William Dalles and 
Richard Lore. 

1767, May 26. Adm'r — William Dalles, of Fairfield, Cumberland 
Co.; all which were unadministered in the hands of John Budd. 
Fellowbondsman — William Dalles, Jr., of Fairfield. Witness — Jona- 
than Lore. 

1768, April 29. Account by William Dalles. 

Lib. 11, p. 496; Lib. 11, p. 517; Lib. 13, p. 419. 

1768, May 12. How, Mary, (formerly Mary Cleayton). Int. Adm'r 
— Micajah How, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
How of Burlington. Witness — Robert Burchan. Lib. 13, p. 435. 

1762, June 9. Howard, Joseph, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Tuttle, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Woodruff, of Essex 
Co. Witness — Moses Littell. 

1762, May 29. Renunciation by Anna Hayward, widow of Joseph 
Howard, in favor of John Tuttle, largest creditor. Witnesses — Joseph 
Kitchel and Ebenezer Hayward Lib. H, p. 271. 

1763, April 19. Howard, Rqfoert, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman. Int. Adm'rs — Edward Clark and John Hatton. Fellow- 
bondsmen — William Dalbow and William Miller; all of said place, 
yeoman. 

1763, March 11. Inventory, £116.19.3, of the goods of Robert How- 
ard, Jr., made by William Dalbow and William Miller. Lib. 11, p. 373. 

1760, Aug. 17. Howel, David, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Son, 
Sylvanus, £20. Wife, Bethia, rest of real and personal. Executrix — 
my wife, Bethia. Witnesses — Josiah Beach, Josiah Gilbart, Isaac 
Ogden, Jr. Proved Aug. 3, 1762. Lib. H, p. 172. 

1768, May 4. Howell, Abraham, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Brothers, Silas, Henry, Caleb, John and Samuel, and my 
only sister, Mary, all my estate. The real and personal to be sold. 
Executors — brother, Silas, and my friend, Jonathan Stiles. Witnesses 
— Sarah Clark, Charity Pitney, Timothy Johnes. Proved Jan. 14, 1769. 

Lib. K, p. 150. 

1762, Ang. 20. Howell, Arthur, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Son, Richard, all my lands. Daughter, Mary Coalman, £10. 
Daughter, Sarah Howell, £15. Daughter, Abigail Howell, £15. Grand- 
son, Arthur Howell, 30 shillings and pistol. Wife, Hannah, the goods 
she brought to me, and no more. Executors — son, Richard, and friend, 
Obediah Howell. Witnesses — Richard Laning, Daniel Laning, Mar- 
garet Evins. Proved Dec. 9, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 502. 



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1766, June 11. Howell, Benjamin, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., 
shipwright. Int. Adm'x — Rebecca Howell, of said place, widow. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Thomas Robinson, of Philadelphia, merchant. 

1766, March 5. Inventory, £543.14.7, made by Thomas Denny and 
Samuel Hewes. 

1769, May 10. Account by Rebecca Howell, Adm'x. 

Lib. 12, p. 381; Lib. 13, p. 534. 

1770, Nov. 2. Howell, Bethin. Int. Adm'x — Mary Howell, daugh- 
ter-in-law of said Bethia. Fellowbondsman — Ebenezer Ward; both 
of Newark, Essex Co. Witness — Mary Ogden. Lib. K, p. 256. 

1757, Aug-. 27. Howell, Daniel, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Abigail, Vz my personal estate, and % the profits of my lands 
till my son, Daniel, is 21. Son, Daniel, the land west of the Maiden- 
head road, and he to pay to my son, Hezekiah, £30. Son. Hezekiah, 
15 acres on the Scotch road. Son, John, the land east of Maidenhead 
road. Daughters, Phebe Howell, Unice Howell and Abigail Howell, 
£30 each, when 18. Executors — brothers, Hezekiah Howell and Daniel 
Clark. Witnesses — Stephen Rose, David James, Daniel Laning. 
Proved Oct. 8, 1763. 

1763, Oct. 3. Inventory, £420.7.6, made by John Moore and Daniel 
Laning. Lib. 11, p. 472. 

1768, Aug. 27. Howell, Mica, of Morris Co.; will of. Daughter, Ann 
Howell, 5 shillings. Daughters, Rachel Totten and Mary Broadwell, 
a like amount. Daughters, Sibbah, various goods. Plantation to be 
sold and % the proceeds to my son William, and the other to my 
sons, John, Mica and Jonathan, when they are 21. The lot on Long 
Island, near Brickils, to be sold, and given to my four sons. Execu- 
tors — my friends, William Parrat and Jonathan Mulford. Witnesses 
— John Winans, Christopher Wamsly, Thomas Osborn. Proved Dec. 
4, 1768. 

1768, Dec. 12. Inventory, made by William Parrot and Jonathan 
Mulford. Lib. K, p. 12. 

1761, March 11. Howke, Tobias, of Bernard Twsp., Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. My wife, % of my estate, while my widow. Son, 
Jacob, daughter, Ann, and Daniel, also my son, the other %rds. The 
last two children are under age. Executor — friend, Philip Cox. Wit- 
nesses — Isaac Doty, John Roy, John Bowman. Proved April 6, 1761. 

1761, April 3. Inventory, £249.13.9, made by Samuel Dunn and 
Amos Sutton. Lib. G, p. 417. 

1760, July 11. Hubbell, Nathaniel, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth Hubbell, the interest of the money that was put 
into the lands of Capt. Daniel Potter and Stephen Crane. Sons, 
Abijah, Ezekiel and Nathaniel, each 5 shillings. To my children, 
Lois, Asa, Esther, Mary and Susanna, rest of personal and real. Exe- 
cutors — son, Asa, and my friend, Philip Kearny. Witnesses — Joseph 
Willis, David Scudder, Andrew Bloomfield. Proved May 28, 1761. 

1761, May 28. Renunciation by Philip Kearney. Lib. H, p. 78. 

1749, Feb. 2. Hude, James, Esq., of New Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Son, James, £100, when 21. Wife. Mary Hude, 1/9 part 
of real and personal estate. Children, James, Mary, Catherine Hude, 



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Anne Hude, Robert, Susannah Hude, Halenah Hude, Margaret Hude, 
1/9 part each. To the child which I may get, a share. Wife to have 
income, to bring up children. Executors — my wife, my son, James, 
my brother-in-law, Simon Johnston, and my friend, Francis Costigin, 
and in case my wife marry then my daughter, Mary Hude. Wit- 
nesses — Philip French, William Mercer, Anthony White. 

1762, Sept. 29. Codicil. My friend, Francis Costigin, is not to be 
an executor, but, in his stead, my daughter, Mary Hude. Son, James, 
my house in New Brunswick, on Burnet street. Witnesses — Henry 
Guest, William Harrison, Andrew Norwood. Proved March 12, 1768. 

1769, March. Inventory, £4,583.7.2, made by Richard Glbb and Az. 
Dunham. Lib. I, p. 216. 

1768, May 20. Hud nut, Nathaniel, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Naomi, all my estate. Executrix — my said wife. 
Witnesses — John Hart, Isaac Eaton, Elce Howton. Proved Oct. 26, 
1768. 

1768, Aug. 15. Inventory, £42.12.0, made by John Hart and John 
Hunt. Lib. 13, p. 475. 

1766, July 29. Hudson, Obed, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co. Ward. 
Only son of Isaac Hudson, of said place, who by will left lands to 
his son. Guardian — Constant Smith. Fellowbondsman — Enoch Moore; 
both of Greenwich, Cumberland Co., yeomen. Lib. 12, p. 327. 

1769, Dec. 7. Huff, Joseph, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — John Van 
Derveer. Fellowbondsman — Jacobus Van Derveer; both of said Co. 
Witness — William Redford Crawford. 

1769, Dec. 6. Renunciation by Catharine Huff. Witnesses — Moses 
Craig and James Graham. 

1769, Dec. 12. Inventory, £15.7.0, made by Gerret Voorhees and 
Stephen Hunt. Lib. K, p. 142. 

1765, April 8. Hngg, Samuel, of Haddonfield, Gloucester Co., black- 
smith. Int. Adm'x — Leze Hugg, of said place, widow. Fellow- 
bondsman — Joseph Collins, of Waterford Twsp., said Co. 

1765, March 25. Inventory, £1,055.16.2, made by Isaac Kay and 
Samuel Collins. 

1768, Aug. 4. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 12, p. 75. 

1769, Feb. 26. Hnggens, Masey, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., widow; 
will of. Daughters, Barbery, Patience, Hannah, Rebecca and Eliza- 
beth Huggens, all my estate, as they come 18. Daughter, Mary Hug- 
gens, shall have only 5 shillings, on account of keeping her child 
two years, and other reasons. Son, Samuel Huggins, only 5 shill- 
ings. Son, Thomas Huggens, to be equal with my first daughters. 
Executor — friend, Daniel Bassett. Witnesses — Renes White, Eliza- 
beth Bassett. Proved April 3, 1769. 

1769, March 20. Inventory, made by Isaac Barber and David Da- 
vis. Lib. 14, p. 160. 

1762, Aug. 19. Hughes, Elijah, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Hannah Hughes and Elijah Hughes. Fellowbondsman — Richard 
Stites; all of Cape May Co. Witness — Daniel Crowell. 

1762, June 29. Inventory, £238.15.0, made by Richard Stites and 
Daniel Crowell. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I761-I77O 20O, 

1768, April 21. Account by Elijah Hughes and Hannah Hughes, the 
Adm'rs. Lib. 11, p. 228; Lib. 13, p. 332. 

1768, April 25. Hughes, Hugh, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Sarah 
Hughes. Fellowbondsman — Reverend John Darby; both of said Co. 

Lib. I, p. 301. 

1763, Jan. 15. Hughes, John, of Cape May Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x — Martha Hughes. Fellowbondsman — David Corson; both of 
said Co. Witnesses — Mary Young and Henry Young. Lib. 11, p. 414. 

1764, April 24. Hughes, John, of Cape May Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'r — Jedidiah Hughes. Fellowbondsman — John Eldredge; both of 
said Co. Witnesses — William Mathews and Phebe Young. 

1761, April 6. Inventory, £299.8.5, made by William Mathews and 
John Eldredge. Lib. 11, p. 504. 

1762, Dec. 30. Hull, Benjamin and Sarah, of Somerset Co. Wards. 
Children of Jacob Hull, of said Co., deceased. Benjamin is aged 16 
years and Sarah is 15. Guardian — Daniel Farnsworth. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Stevenson; both of Hunterdon Co. Lib. H, p. 207. 

1765, Feb. 27. Hull, Joseph, Esq., of Newton, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Children, Isaac Hull, Mercy Hunt, Stille Hull, Samuel Hull, Jacob 
Hull and David Hull, each £1. My wife, Phebe, to have % my per- 
sonal and real estate, until my daughter, Sarah's, decease, or till 
she is 18, or in case of the death of my wife. Daughter-in-law, 
Abigail Carpenter, £10. Rest to daughter, Sarah. Executors — friends, 
Ephraim Darby and Ephraim Martin. Witnesses — William Dunn, 
Samuel Lundy, James Hyndshaw. Proved Sept. 1, 1768. 

1766, Nov. 20. Renunciation by Ephraim Martin. Lib. 13, p. 522. 

1768, Feb. 1. Hull, Margaret, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Daughters, Patience Williamson, Margaret Thatcher, Mary Ann 
Cane and Johanna South, all real and personal estate. Sons, Moses 
Hull, Gershom Hull, John Hull, and Daniel Hull, 6 shillings each. 
Executor — Joseph Thatcher, Sr. Witnesses — Bartholomew Thatcher, 
Martha Boyd, Thomas Sutton. Proved Jan. 26, 1769. 

1769, Jan. 29. Renunciation by Joseph Thatcher. 

1769, Jan. 26. Adm'r — Moses Hull, of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Joseph Thatcher, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. 

1769, Jan. 24. Inventory, £108.4.2, made by Daniel Robins and Jon- 
athan Higgins. 

1772, April 24. Account by Moses Hull. Paid Walter Cane, £6; 
Joseph Thatcher, £6; Patience Williamson, £6; Edmund South, ac- 
cording to the qualifications of Jonathan Higgins, £7.4.0. 

Lib. 14, p. 37; Lib. 14, p. 502. 

[No date]. Hull, Samuel, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Margaret, living from the plantation and £10 
yearly. Eldest son, Moses, 14 of an acre in the northwest corner of 
plantation, joining Peter Hart. Son, Gashim, £10. Son, John, £10. 
Son, Daniel, my plantation, except the *4 acre. Daughters, Patience 
Williamson, Margaret Thatcher, Mary Anne Crane and Johanah 
South, moveables. Executors — my son-in-law, William Williamson, 

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my son, Daniel, and Garret Williamson. Witnesses — Peter Hoffman, 
George Trout, John Ringo. Proved July 6, 1761. 

1761, June 29. Inventory, £101.14.7, made by George Trout and 
Jonathan Higgins. Lib. 11, p. 52. 

1761, May 30. Hullings, Michael, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son 
of Lawrence Hullings, of said place. Makes choice of his brother, 
Israel Hullings, to be his Guardian, till 21. 

1761, May 30. Guardian — Israel Hullings, of Waterford Twsp., said 
Co., tailor. Fellowbondsman — Francis Austin, of Evesham Twsp., 
Burlington Co., carpenter. Lib. 10, p. 439. 

1766, May 3. Hummer, Harbert, of Somerset Co.; will of. Son, 
Jacob, land where he lives, and he to give £40 to his four sisters. Son, 
Tunis, land where he lives, and he to give £100 to his four sisters. 
Son, Adam, land where he lives, and he to give £100 to his four 
sisters. Son, Harbert, the place of my abode, and he to give £100 to 
his four sisters. My wife to live on the place, and she to have % 
of what is gained on it. To my four daughters my moveable effects. 
Executors — son, Harbert, and my son-in-law, Peter Young. My two 
daughters, Eve and Alse, are to have outfits when married. Wit- 
nesses — Adam Broach, Puness Cornell, Andrew Yeakley. Proved Oct. 
2, 1766. 

1766, Oct. 18. Inventory, £1,352.7.6, made by Samuel Corwine and 
Peter Rockerfeller. Lib. I, p. 119. 

1769, April 18. Hunloke, Mary, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Barnet. Lib. K, p. 117. 

1765, March 2. Hunloke, Sarah, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Mary Hunloke, all my estate, she paying to my 
grandson, Hunloke Woodruff, 20 shillings. Grandsons, William 
Smith, James Smith and Joseph Smith, 5 shillings each. Grand- 
daughters, Sarah Smith and Ann Smith, 5 shillings each. Executors 
— daughter, Mary Hunloke, and my son-in-law, Joseph Woodruff, Jr. 
Witnesses — Isaac Woodruff, Jr., Ellit Crissy, William Crissy. Proved 
June 1, 1766. Lib. I, p. 39. 

1767, Sept. 3. Hunt, Abigail, of Maidenhead Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of, being widow of late Samuel Hunt. Son, Ralph Hunt, my 
negros, stock and goods. Executor — said son, Ralph. Witnesses — 
Cornelius Ringo, John Phillips, Joseph Worth. Proved Jan. 5, 1770. 

1770, Jan. 8. Inventory, £74.8.0, made by John Bainbridge and Jo- 
seph Phillips. 

1770, May 24. Inventory, £58.15.6, made by Joseph Phillips and 
John Brearley, of goods found in Sussex Co. Lib. 15, p. 20. 

1769, Nov. 19. Hunt, Benjamin, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Hunt. Fellowbondsman — John Hunt; both of Hopewell, said 
Co. Witness — Abraham Appleton. 

1769, Oct. 16. Renunciation by Patience Hunt, widow of Benjamin 
Hunt, late of Amwell. Witness — Gershom Lee. Lib. 14, p. 123. 

1762, Dec. 11. Hunt, Enoch, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Noah Hunt, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Theophllus Sev- 
erns, of Trenton, said Co. Witness — Mary Severns. 



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1763, Aug. 17. Inventory, £33.17.8, made by Edward Hunt and 
Nathaniel Hunt. 

1763, Dec. 8. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 11, p. 336. 

1762, April 2. Hunt, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. My executors are to take up a bond and mortgage in the 
hands of Mathias Williamson, and a mortgage in the hands of An- 
drew Craig, both of Elizabeth Town. Wife, Sarah, my dwelling 
house nigh Elizabeth Town Bridge, and the barn and lot on the 
other side of the road, while she is my widow. Daughter, Sarah, 
to have as much moveables, as my daughter, Mary Shackely, upon 
her marriage with my son-in-law, Peter Shackely. Grandson, Wil- 
liam Hunt Shackely, watch, gold buttons, etc., which formerly be- 
longed to my son, William, deceased. Granddaughter, Sarah Shack- 
ely, £10, at age of 20. Daughter, Mary Shackely, and daughter, Sa- 
rah Hunt, all that which was due to my son, William Hunt, dec'd, 
and not yet paid, and is in the hands of Capt. King, of New York. 
Executors — wife, Sarah, and my daughter, Sarah Hunt. Witnesses — 
T. B. Chandler, James Bruff, John Jones. Proved March 21, 1763. 

Lib. H, p. 248. 

1768, March 25. Hunt, Mansfield, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Hannah Hunt, Joseph Hunt and William Hunt; all of said 
place. Witnesses — Margaret Kirkpatrick and William Kirkpatrick. 

1768, March 24. Inventory, £316.14.0, made by Derick Marlatt and 
Thomas Mackfarson. Lib. 13, p. 335. 

1770, May 8. Hunt, Martha, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. Son, Joshua Hunt, house and 10 acres in Moores- 
town, which was purchased (in part) with the legacy of £50 de- 
vised to him by his father, Robert Hunt, when he is 21. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Hunt, a bed. Daughter, Esther Hunt, sheets. Daughter, 
Hope Hunt, curtains. Executor — friend, Jacob Evans, of Evesham. 
Trustee — brother-in-law, Peter Harvey, to have care of my children. 
Witnesses — Abraham Swain, John Cox, Richard Brinkinshire. Proved 
July 10, 1770. Lib. 14, p. 272. 

1770, June 27. Inventory, £94.13.4, made by John Cox and John 
Risdon. 

1772, Jan. 8. Account by Executor. Lib. 14, p. 418. 

1759, Aug. 23. Hunt, Robert, of Evesham, Burlington Co., cord- 
wainer; will of. Wife, Martha, to bring up my younger children, 
and to have the chest of drawers that she brought with her, and to 
have a horse and cow, and my right in the plantation and tract of 
land whereon her mother lives, and the profits of all my lands, till 
my sons, John and Robert, are 21, and the uses of personal estate 
till my daughters and son, Joshua, are of age, and also £50. Son, 
John, 69 acres which were bought of Phillip Wallace, when he is 21. 
Son, Robert, several tracts in Evesham Twsp., of 42 acres; also house 
and lot in Colestown, joining the lot where I live. Daughter, Abi- 
gail Evans, £5. Daughter, Elizabeth Hunt, £40, when 18. Daughter, 
Esther Hunt, £40, when 18. Son, Joshua, £50, when 21. Daughter, 
Hope Hunt, £40, when 18. Executors — brother, Peter Harvey, Enoch 
Roberts, and my son, John. Witnesses — John Cox, Samuel Collins, 
Abraham Wilson. Proved March 29, 1764. Lib. 11, p. 488. 



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1764, March 10. Inventory, £403.6.10, made by John Cox and Abra- 
ham Wilson. Includes "Two apprentice lads' time, to wit, Enoch 
Haines, £5, and Benjamin Hopewell, £10." 

1765, Jan. 23. Hunt. William, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Martha Hunt. Fellowbondsman — Amos Pettit; both of said place. 
Witness — Mary Gammon. 

1768, Jan. 23. Inventory, £49.8.6, made by Nathaniel Pettit and 
Amos Pettit. Lib. 12, p. 522. 

1765, Oct. 30. Hnntin, William, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Susannah Huntin, widow of said William. Lib. H, p. 541. 

1770, March 15. Huntington, Simon, of Morristown, Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Thankful, %, after debts are paid. Brother, Samuel 
Huntington, my sermon books. Children — Samuel Huntington, Jr., 
Eunice Ogden, Phebe Gard, Elizabeth Person, Sarah Winter and 
Simon Huntington, Jr. (son of John Huntington, my eldest son), rest 
of my estate; and the share of Simon is to be given to John, his 
father, till he is of age. Executors — wife, Thankfull, and my broth- 
er, Samuel Huntington. Witnesses — Mary Natar, Silas Haines, John 
Huntington. Proved Sept. 3, 1770. 

1770, Aug. 27. Renunciation by Samuel Huntington. Witness — 
Daniel Keney. Lib. K, p. 279. 

1770, Oct. 11. Huston, Alexander, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Agnes Huston. Fellowbondsmen — James Morrow and John 
Pettit; all of said place. 

1770, Oct. 15. Inventory, £58.10.0, made by [names not given]. 

Lib. 15, p. 69. 

1769, Dec. 2. Hutchinson, Ezekiel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Brown. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Lord, both of Deptford, 
said Co., yeomen. Witness — Elizabeth Mickle. 

1769, Nov. 18. Inventory, £157.17.0, made by John English and 
Thomas Clark. 

1771, Dec. 17. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 14, p. 409; Lib. 15, p. 46. 

1761, April 4. Hutchinson, William, of Evesham, Burlington Co., 
laborer. Int. Adm'r — William Rogers. Fellowbondsman — James 
Cattell; both of said place. Lib. 10, p. 175. 

1761, April 2. Inventory, £23.16.0, made by Benjamin Haines and 
James Cattell. 

1769, Dec. 20. Iler, George, of Mannington, Salem Co.; will of. 
To Abigail Carpenter, daughter of William Carpenter, of said Man- 
ington, all my estate, when she is of age; but, if she die, then Mary 
Carpenter, daughter of William Carpenter, is to have said estate. 
Executor — the said William Carpenter. Witnesses — John Roberts 
John Lindon. Proved Jan. 25, 1770. Lib. 15, p. 26. 

1763, Jan. 10. lHff, Edmund, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Daniel 
Ellis. Lib. 11, p. 247. 

1761, June 7. Imlay, Alice, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
widow; will of. Son, Peter Imlay, all real and personal estate; and 



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he to pay to my son, John Imlay, five shillings; and to my grand- 
child, Robert Imlay, a son of my son Peter, £10, when he is 21; but, 
if he die, then it is to be paid to my son, Peter's, two other children, 
Peggey imlay and Gilbert Imlay. Executor — son, Peter. Witnesses 
— Stephen Pangburn, John Polhemus, Thomas NoWlan. Proved Aug. 
17, 1761. Lib. 11, p. 195. 

1764, April IS. Imlay, Johnston, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Izabel Imlay and John Imlay. Pellowbondsmen — John Allen 
and Joseph King; all of said Co. Witnesses — John Coate and J. V. 
Montgomerie. 

1764, April 23. Inventory, £354.18.11, made by Thomas Atkinson 
and George Reading. Lib. 11, p. 504. 

1760, May 31. Ingersul, Elizabeth, of Great Egg Harbor Township, 
Gloucester Co.; will of. My eldest son, Daniel Ingersul, 1/5 of my 
estate. Son, Benjamin Ingersul, 1/5 of estate. Son, Joseph Ingersul, 
1/5 also. Son, Ebenezer Ingersul, 1/5 also. Son, John Ingersul, 1/5. 
Executors — sons, Joseph and John. Witnesses — Samuel Risley, Ju- 
dith Risley, John Steward. Proved March 5, 1762. 

1762, March 5. Inventory, £305.13.11, made by Joseph Mapes and 
Samuel Risley. 

1763, April 16. Account by both Executors. Lib. 11, p. 85. 

1758, Sept. 16. Inslee, Joseph, of Lower Makefield, Bucks Co., 
Penna., innholder; will of. My two daughters, Sarah and Ann, to 
have as much as my two daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth, have 
had. Wife, Sarah, various household goods. Lands to be sold, and 
y z the money to son Joseph; and other % to be put to interest 
for benefit of my wife, -and, at her death or marriage, to my 
four daughters, Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah and Ann. Executors 
— wife and my son, Joseph. Witnesses — Robert Hellings, 
Thomas Yardley, T. Wood. Proved Feb. 25, 1765. Lib. 12, p. 105. 

1762, April 19. Ireland, Daniel, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Daniel Ireland. Pellowbondsman — William Mapes; 
both of said place. Witnesses — Job Young and Phebe Young. 

1762, April 12. Inventory, £109.16.5, made by James Somers and 
William Mapes. Lib. 11, p. 71. 

1764, April 11. Ireland, Daniel, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, the use of my real and personal estate till my 
children are 21, when they are to have their shares, and the wife % 
the personal. Daughters, Ruth, Pheby and Rhody, plantation where 
I live and rest of personal. Executors — my brothers, Reuben and 
Thomas Ireland. Witnesses — Uriah Howell, Noah Smith, Thomas Ire- 
land. Proved Feb. 17, 1768. 

1767, Nov. 30. Inventory, £85.1.4, made by William Mapes and 
Noah Smith. 

1774, April 14. Account by Mary Ireland, widow of Thomas Ire- 
land, executrix of said Thomas Ireland, who was the acting execu- 
tor of Daniel Ireland. Lib. 13, p. 312; Lib. 15, p. 521. 

1764, Oct. 25. Ireland, John, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co.; 
will of. My saw mill and lands to be sold. Sons, Daniel, Thomas 
Jonathan and James, £20 each, when they are 21. Wife, Rebeckah, 



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to have the use of rest. Son, John, the plantation I bought of Ben- 
jamin Betts. Daughter, Rebeckah Ireland, a bed. Executor — friend, 
Gideon Scull. Witnesses — Samuel Snell, Elijah Barret, Peter Tilton. 
Proved Jan. 2, 1765. 

1764, Dec. 18. Inventory, £136.18.1, made by Return Badcock and 
Thomas Ireland. 

1767, April 27. Account by Gideon Scull, Executor. Lib. 12, p. 40. 

1768, Aug. 5. Ireland, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'rs — Thom- 
as Ludlam and "William Robinson, both of said Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — Daniel Crowell. Witnesses — Archibald Hughes and Zeruiah 
Hughes. 

1768, Aug. 8. Inventory, £83.8.6, made by Reuben Ludlam and 
Nathan Youngs. 

1769, Aug. 5. Account by Adm'rs. Lib. 13, p. 442; Lib. 14, p. 23. 

1761, Oct. 16. Ireland, Joseph, of Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'r — Joseph Ireland. Fellowbondsman — Edmund Cor- 
deary; both of Great Egg Harbor, said Co., yeomen. 

1761, Aug. 13. Inventory, £201.8.0, made by Amos Ireland and Ed- 
mund Cordeary. Lib. 11, p. 90. 

1767, July 15. Ireland, Micajah and Israel, of Cumberland Co. 
Wards. Children of Jacob Ireland of said Co. Said children make 
choice of their brother, Annanias Ireland, to be their Guardian, in 
presence of William Russell and Thomas Bacon. Said Annanias Ire- 
land, of Hopewell Twsp, said Co., carpenter, appointed Guardian, 
with Joseph Ayars on his bond. File No. 334 F. 

1762, Dec. 3. Irons, James, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — James Irons, the eldest son, and William Morton. Fellow- 
bondsman — William Brewer; all of said place. Witnesses — Jacob 
Dennis, Jr., and Anthony Dennis. Renunciation by Thomas White 
and Deborah White, formerly widow of James Irons, of Squan, de- 
ceased, in favor of James Irons and William Morton. Witnesses — 
Rachel White and Hannah White. 

1762, Oct. 29. Inventory, made by Gersham Bills, Samuel Osborn 
and Thomas Ellison. Lib. H, p. 203; File No. 2495 M. 

1766, June 16. Irons, James, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Ellen Irons, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Garret Long- 
street, yeoman; both of said place. Witnesses — Isaac Hance and 
Anthony Dennis. 

1766, March 15. Inventory, made by Gabriel Woodmansee and 
John Grant. Lib. H, p. 641. 

1760, Feb. 12. Iseltine (Iselton), Matthias, of Perth Amboy. In- 
ventory, £129.7.0, made by Robert Sproul and Nicholas Johnson. 

1767, July 3. Account by Nicholas Everson, as Executor. 

Lib. G, p. 126. 
(For will, see 32 N. J. Archives, p. 173). 

1769, March 28. Iszard, John, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, 
Sarah, £1 and what the law gives her. Eldest son, Mical, my lands 
at Morris River and Dividing creek. My younger sons, James, Ga- 
briel and Johnis, moveables. Executors — my wife, and my son, Mich- 



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ael. Witnesses — John Terry, Christopher Foster, Elizabeth Foster. 
Proved June 7, 1769. 

1769, May 2. Inventory, £144.14.8, made by John Terry and Chris- 
topher Foster. Lib. 14, p. 10. 

1767, July 19. Ivins, Isaac, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., shop- 
keeper; will of. My wife, all the household goods that were hers 
when I married her, and £15 yearly. The residue to my children. 
Executors — son, Joseph, and my son-in-law, John Thorn. Witnesses 
— William Walton, Aaron Taylor, John Robinson. Proved July 11, 
1768. 

1768, July 11. Inventory, £4,706.0.7, made by Caleb Shreve and 
John Chapman. Lib. 13, p. 381. 

1773, Dec. 31. Account by Executors. Cash paid the following 
legatees, viz., Ann Nutt, Isaac Ivins, Solomon Ivins, Lydia Folwell, 
William Shreve, William Ivins, Samuel Ivins, Moses Ivins, Joseph 
Ivins, John Thorne. Lib. 14, p. 538. 

1763, Dec. 20. Jackman, Elizabeth, of Mount Holly, Burlington 
Co., widow; will of. Daughter, Hannah Stapler, bed and such cloth- 
ing as my friend, Elizabeth Ross, shall think proper for her. Friend, 
Elizabeth Ross, my gold ring. Friend, Mary Hopewell, cloak. Said 
Elizabeth Ross to take care of my daughter, Hannah Stapler, who is 
incapable to care for herself, but, if my friend Elizabeth Ross do not 
live, then Sarah, the wife of Daniel Jones, to care for my said 
daughter. After the death of my daughter the amount that is left 
I give to my friend, Stephen Stapler, of Philadelphia, and my friends, 
Alexander Ross and his wife, Elizabeth Ross. Executors — said Ste- 
phen Stapler and John Clark, of Mount Holly. Witnesses — Ann 
Sharp, Daniel Jones, Jr., James McElhago. Proved April 19, 1764. 

Lib. 11, p. 498. 

1764, April 17. Inventory, £502.11.3, made by John Woolman and 
Daniel Jones, Jr. 

1769, Oct. 6. Jackson, Joseph, of Pequannock, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Stephen Jackson. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Mitchel; both 
of said Co. Witness — Malcolm McCouny. 

1769, Oct. 5. Renunciation, by Mary Jackson, the widow; and 
William Jackson, the son of said Joseph. Witnesses — Hartshorne 
Fitz Randolph and Nathaniel Mitchel. 

1769, Oct. 4. Inventory, made by Hartshorne Fitz Randolph and 
Nathaniel Mitchel. Lib. K, p. 223. 

1761, Feb. 15. Jackson, William. Jr., of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Athaliah, £10. Daughter, Mary, a silver spoon. Wife, 
use of real and personal estate; and, after death or marriage, son 
Nathan to have the lands, and he is to pay £15 to his sister, Mary, 
and the like sum to his sister, Deborah. Daughters, Margaret and 
Lydia, £15 each. The rest to all my sons and daughters. Executors 
— my brother-in-law, Joseph Allen, and wife, Athaliah. Witnesses — 
Amos White, Thomas White, William Smith. Proved June 8, 1761. 

1762, Sept. 2. Adm'rs — Josiah Holmes and Joseph Jackson, both 
of Shrewsbury; of all estate which is unadministered by Athaliah, 
his widow, the only acting Executor, now also deceased. Fellow- 
bondsman — Joseph Potter, of said place. Lib. H, p. 186; Lib. H, p. 188. 



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1762, April 25. Jefferis, John, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. I give all my estate, (except what I give to son, 
Constantin) to my wife, till my sons, Francis, John, Barzilliah, 
Joshua and Asay, are of full age, when each is to be paid £6, and 
my daughter, Mary Jefferis, £6, when 18. Son, Constantin Jefferis, a 
meadow taken of James Whital, for a term of years. My daughter, 
Alice Jefferis, 6 pence. Residue to my wife, and, after her death, to 
children that we have had since our marriage. Executors — my wife 
and son, Constantin. Witnesses — James Brown, James Cooper. Proved 
June 20, 1762. 

1762, May 4. Inventory, £320.12.4, made by James Brown and 
James Cooper, the appraisers, and Mary Jefferis and Constantine 
Jefferis, the Executors. Lib. 11, p. 120. 

1761, Aug. 26. Jefferys, Caleb, Jr., of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Ebenezar Sturgis, husband of Mary Sturgis, late Mary Jefferys, 
widow of Caleb Jefferys, Jr. Lib. H, p. 13. 

1760, July 29. Jenkins, Hannah, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., widow; 
will of. Eldest son, John Elwell, 10 shillings. Daughter-in-law, 
Mary Elwell, £6. Son-in-law, John Poag, one cow. Son, Isaac El- 
well, 10 shillings. Son, Treviss Jenkins, clothes press. Son, Nich- 
olas Jenkins, pair of oxen. Sons, Treviss and Nicholas Jenkins, plan- 
tation where I live. I order my apprentice, William Wright, to be 
free when 21. Executors — sons, Treviss and Nicholas. Witnesses — 
George Mellin, John Hickman, Samuel Whitehorne. Proved July 27, 
1762. 

1760, Dec. 23. Inventory, £115.4.2, made by Peter Brynbery and 
Samuel Whitehorne. Lib. 11, p. 251. 

1763, July 29. Jenkins, John, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Judah Poulke, of Philadelphia, merchant. Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Ellis, of City of Burlington. Lib. 11, p. 413. 

1755, Nov. 21. Jenkins, Nathaniel, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Esther, one-third of personal estate. Sons, Nathaniel and 
Jonathan, the lands where I live, which I bought of my father, April 
12, 1737. Son, Ephraim, the land back of the above. My marsh and 
oyster ground I give to sons, Nathaniel, Jonathan and Ephraim. Per- 
sonal estate that is left I give to my five daughters, viz., Phebe 
Smith, widow, Hannah Stites, wife of Thomas Stites, Mary Smith, 
wife of John Smith, Rhoda Jenkins and Ansis Jenkins. Executors — 
my daughter, Mary, and John, her husband, till Nathaniel, my son, 
is 17 years old, and then he is to be Executor with them till my son, 
Jonathan, is 17 years old, and then he is to be Executor with them 
till my son Ephraim is 17 years old, and then my will is that my 
sons, Nathaniel, Jonathan and Ephraim, shall be the Executors. 
Witnesses — Jonathan Stites, Jonadab Jenkins, Deborah Jenkins. 
Proved May 3, 1770. 

1771, Aug. 5. Inventory, £21.11.6, made by Daniel Smith and 
Joshua Hildreth. Lib. 15, p. 185. 

1764, July 24. Jennings, Jonathan, of Elizabeth, Somerset Co. (?), 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, use of house and land I bought of Elisha 
Smalley and John Davis, while my widow, and she is to bring up my 
son, Dennis, till he is put to a trade, when 14. My old homestead, 



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which I purchased of my father, Joseph Jennings, to be sold; also 
the plantation I bought of Jonathan Shephard, near Cranbury; then 
debts are to be paid, and son, Dennis, to have overplus. Executors — 
my brother, Isaac Jennings, and Henry Davis, of Somerset Co. "Wit- 
nesses — Jacob Clarke, Lovel Morris, Agnes Jennings. Proved Oct. 
30, 1764. 

1764, Oct. 31. Inventory, made by Joseph Allen, the 3rd, and Wil- 
liam Line. Lib. H, p. 464. 

1764, Sept. 11. Jessup, Stephen, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Youngest son, Daniel, this place where I live. Wife, Mary, % 
of the above during her life, and % the moveable estate. Eldest son, 
John, use of said place till Daniel is 21. Son, Isaac, £20, when 21. 
Eldest daughter, Sarah Jessup, £20. Daughter, Abigail Davis, £3. 
Executors — wife, Mary, and my son, John; and my friends, Joseph 
Peck and John Miller, to assist them. Witnesses — Abraham Rose, 
Samuel Ogden, Constant Peck. Proved Nov. 17, 1764. 

1764, Nov. 1. Inventory, £163.16.4, made by Constant Peck and Ben- 
jamin Garrison. Lib. 12, p. 58. 

1767, Feb. 24. Jewell, George, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co.; 
will of. Son, George, 20 acres in the Great Swamp, joining Caleb 
Brown. Son, Cornelas, 10 acres in said Swamp, joining land of 
Jonathan Meeker. Son, Samuel, all the plantation where I live. Sons, 
John and Samuel, meadow in Elizabeth Town Great Meadows. Grand- 
sons, Moses Jewell and Samuel Jewell, sons of my son Moses, de- 
ceased, 8 acres in the Great Swamp. Granddaughter, Elizabeth 
Jewell, daughter of my son, Samuel, £5. Granddaughter, Mary Jew- 
ell, daughter of my son, Samuel, £10. Grandchildren, viz., Samuel, 
George, Jeams and Elihu, children of my son, Samuel, rest of move- 
able estate. Executor — son, Samuel. Witnesses — John Ogden, Eph- 
raim Baker, Jr., Ephram Baker. Proved Jan. 11, 1770. Lib. K, p. 164. 

1770, Jan. 1. Johnson, Benjamin, of Cape May Co., gentlemen; will 
of. Wife, Anna (after things mentioned below), use of lands and 
personal estate, and, at her death, to be to my son Daniel. Son, Da- 
vid, a chain, chair and spade. Daughter, Sarah Stephenson, £12. 
Grandson, Aaron Stephenson, gun. Executors — my sons, Daniel and 
David. Witnesses — Thomas Smith, Eli Eldredge, Aner Eldredge. 
Proved May 24, 1770. 

1770, Feb. 27. Inventory, £147.16.4, made by Thomas Smith and Eli 
Eldredge. Lib. 15, p. 75. 

1770, March 5. Johnson, Cornelius, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann, household goods and cattle. Son, Jacobus, £200. 
Son, Cornelius, £200. Son, Joseph, £200, when 21. Daughter, Sarah, 
£40. Daughter, Elizabeth, £50. Daughter, Mary, £50. Daughter, 
Rachel, £40. Daughter, Ann, £70. Daughter, Winifret, £60. Daugh- 
ter, Johanna, £70. Daughter, Rebecca, £70. Grandson, William, a 
mare, when he is 21. I desire the estate to be sold in one year. 
Executors — sons, Jacobus and Cornelius. Witnesses — James Stout, 
Jacobus Johnson, Benjamin Johnson. Proved April 27, 1770. 

1786, May. Citation to Cornelius Johnson, surviving Executor, to 
show cause why he has not filed an account. 

1786, Oct. 27. Account by Cornelius Johnson. Lib. 15, p. 55. 



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1770, Nov. 10. Johnson, David, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Eliphalet Johnson and Samuel Huntington. Lib. K, p. 256. 

176G, Sept. 2. Johnson, Ebenezer, of Cape May Co.; will of. "Wife, 
Amey, Vs the moveables, and % my lands while widow. My sister, 
Phebe Johnson, £6. Daughters, Jerusha, Abigail and Neomy, move- 
ables. My son, Gideon, apparel and all my lands. Executors — my 
wife and son, Gideon, and Downes Edmunds. Witnesses — Mary Hand, 
Enos Buck, Mary Hoffman. Proved Oct. 11, 1766. 

1766, Oct. 23. Inventory, £189.11.4, made by Isaac Newton and 
Henry Hand. 

1774, April 11. Account by Downes Edmunds (surviving Ex'r). 

Lib. 12, p. 354; Lib. 15, p. 531. 

1741, April 14. Johnson, Enpham, of Middlesex Co., widow; will 
of. Advanced in years. That 300 acres, which is part of a tract 
of 2,118, in Bergen Co., which was devised to me by my husband, 
to be sold. Granddaughter, Eupham Smyth, £20. Daughter, Mary, 
the residue. Executors — sons, Andrew and Lewis Johnson. Wit- 
nesses — William Burnet, Thomas Skinner, Laurance Smyth. 

1744, Dec. 11. Codicil. My daughter, Mary, is deceased; there- 
fore I give to daughter, Margaret Smyth. I have not heard for sev- 
eral years from Scotland, but I believe I have some estate there, 
which I give to my sons, Andrew and Lewis, and my daughter, Mar- 
garet, and my grandson, Elisha Parker. Witnesses — Mary Lyell, 
John Smyth, Andrew Smyth. Proved Nov. 13, 1764. Lib. H, p. 379. 

1766, Feb. 27. Johnson, Garret, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Judith, £100. Son, Joseph, 5 shillings. Son, Cornelius, in 
consideration of a dowry left him by his grandfather, of £50, a tract 
in Virginia, called 200 acres, except what is hereafter excepted. 
Daughter, Ann Hoff, £60. Son, Rutt, south part of my land. Son, 
Robert, the north part. Daughter, Elizabeth Morrell, 100 acres of the 
200 in Va. Son, Daniel, £100, when he is 21. Daughters, Hannah, 
Criston, Patience, Eve and Mary, £100, when they are 18. Executors 
— son, Rutt, Cornelius Hoff, and Henry Margerum. Witnesses — John 
Gary, Cornelius Vannoy, Henry Margerum. Proved April 2, 1766. 

1766, March 26. Inventory, £356.14.7, made by John Hart and 
Joseph Burroughs. Lib. 12, p. 400. 

1770, July 5. Jolmso.n, Gideon, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Lydia Johnson (widow of said Gideon). Fellowbondsman — Downs 
Edmunds, yeoman; both of said Co. Witnesses — Abraham Woolson 
and Jonathan Learning. 

1770, July 4. Inventory, £109.14.1%, made by Jonathan Learning 
and Abraham Woolson. Lib. 14, p. 400. 

1762, Nov. 2. Johnson, Henry, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elliner, use of the farm and moveables, till my youngest 
son, Zacherias, is 21. When all is sold the money is to be divided 
among my children, viz., Richard, Henry, John, Elliner, Zackeas, Mary 
Leuy, and Zacherias. The forge and saw mill to be sold as seems 
best. Executors — my wife, son Richard, and friend, John Van Tuyl. 
Witnesses — Jabesh Heaton, Jr., Timothy Skinner, Daniel Heaton, Jr. 
Proved March 17, 1763. 

1763, March 15. Inventory, £1,110.11.4, made by John Lafever and 
William Boyd. Lib. 11, p. 460. 



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1764, May 16. Johnson, Henry, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Jean, what the law gives her. Son, Henry, 5 shill- 
ings. Son, John, 2 horses, and to have William Moore, till he comes 
of age. Sons, Samuel and William, each £30. Daughter, Jean John- 
son, a cow. To Samuel Johnson's daughter, Phebe Johnson, £5. To 
my daughters, Hannah Johnson, Phebe Johnson, £2, when of age. 
Executors — sons, Samuel, and William. Witnesses — Joseph Cocks, 
William Garrison, Jonah Daton. Proved Dec. 25, 1764. 

1764, Dec. 8. Inventory, £45.3.3, made by Isaac Stratton and Sam- 
uel Carll. Lib. 12, p. 179. 

1736, Oct. 16. Johnson, Hezekiah, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Anna, use of % of my lands, and £30. Grandson, Samuel John- 
son, a lot of 19 acres in Newark, bounded south by John Johnson, 
west by Two-mile creek, north by Josiah Lyon, and east by road; 
also 10 of woodland in bounds of Newark, bounded by Michael Tomp- 
kins, Hugh Roberts, Jonathan Tichnor, and by my own lands, being 
the westerly part of land I bought of John More, when Samuel is 
21. Son, Mathew, % of my home lot, the south part thereof. Son, 
Joseph, the north part thereof, and my last 2 named sons, to have 
the rest of my lands. Daughter, Elizabeth, £4. Daughter, Phebe, 
£50. Daughter, Johana, £50. Daughter, Jemimah, £50. [Foregoing] 
to be paid to them when 18. Twelve acres may be sold, if there is 
need, which lie in common with Eliphelet Johnson, Nathaniel John- 
son, Samuel Johnson and John Johnson, near my old sawmill, being 
the land I bought of Timothy Johnson. Executors — my wife, and 
sons, Mathew and Joseph. Witnesses — Nathaniel Anderson, Joseph 
Ball, Jacob Ogden. Proved Jan. 2, 1767. Lib. I, p. 255. 

1761, Dec. 5. Johnson, Jeremiah, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Hannah Johnson, widow, of said Co., and Ezekiel Johnson, 
of Essex Co. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Heddon, of Essex Co. 

1761, Dec. 12. Inventory, made by Benjamin Coe and Zechariah 
Fairchild. File No. 150 N. 

1756, Nov. 10. Johnson, Johannis, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., coop- 
er; will of. Wife, Maria, £7 yearly, while my widow. Grandson, 
Johannis Johnson, son of my son, Johannis, deceased, £7. Real to 
be sold, and the money divided among my three daughters, and the 
four children of my son, Johannis, dec'd, to wit., Alida, widow of 
Samuel Barber; Magdelena, wife of John Barber; Geertrue, wife of 
Caleb Faarly; and the four children of my son, Johannis, dec'd, Jo- 
hannis, Sari, Susana, Cathrina. Executors — John Barber and Caleb 
Faarly. Witnesses — James Darompel, Peter Vandolah and James 
Ashton. Proved March 2, 1762. 

1762, April 24. Inventory, £69.13.9, made by Abraham Deremer and 
William Taylor. 

1775, April 13. Account, made by John Barber and Caleb Farlee, 
as Executors. 

1778, May 3. Account by the Executors. 

1779, Oct. 5. Account by both Executors. Lib. 11, p. 142. 

1768, May 30. Johnson, John, of Dearfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Benjamin Johnson, of Piles Grove, Salem Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — Daniel Garrison, of said Dearfield. 

1768, May 25. Inventory, £141.2.1, made by Thomas Nichols and 
Daniel Garrison. Lib. 13, p. 419. 



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1770, March 10. Johnson, John, of Manington, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Johnson, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Christopher Smith 
and William Harvey, yeomen; all of said place. 

1770, March 1. Inventory, £283.3.1, made by Christopher Smith and 
William Harvey. Lib. 15, p. 6. 

1765, Jan. 7. Johnson, Joseph, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, use of all estate, during her life. Son, James, my lot 
in Newark, and Ys niy lot at Wolf Harbor, and Yz the salt meadow. 
Son, Benjamin, my homestead, where I live, % the lot at Wolf Har- 
bor, Yz my salt meadow, and my land in Mill Brook Swamp, which I 
bought of Samuel Davice; and Benjamin is to support my son, Rob- 
ert, during his life. Grandson, Jonathan Johnson, the lot I bought 
of Charles Woodroff, and Yz the lot at Wolf Harbor, and Yz the salt 
meadows. Daughter, Phebe Attwood, £100, and negro, Ann. Daugh- 
ter, Experience Governeur, £100, and a wench. Executor — wife, Mary, 
and my son, Benjamin. Witnesses — Gabriel Ogden, Uzal Ogden Jr., 
John Ogden. Proved Oct. 5, 1765. Lib. H, p. 561. 

1764, Nov. 12. Johnson, Nathaniel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, £200, and furniture. Son, Stephen, the orchard and land, 
which I bought of my brother, Eliphalet Johnson. Grandson, Josiah 
Ward, £50, when 21. Grandson, Jacob Jamison Banks, £50, when 21. 
Daughter, Martha Ward, Yz the rest of personal. Daughter, Catharine 
Banks, the other Yz- My grandson, Stephen Johnson, house and 
land, where he lives, which I bought of Capt. Nath. Wheeler, he al- 
lowing his mother, a room, and Yz the land, during her widowhood. 
Grandson, Nathaniel Johnson, the house and land, which I bought of 
Zophar Beach, of 8 acres. Grandson, Jotham Johnson, that land 
above Two-Mile Brook, which I bought of Col. Joseph Tuttle. Grand- 
sons, Nathaniel and Jotham Johnson, land I bought of Deacon Tuttle, 
and the land I bought of Josiah Lyon, they paying my granddaughter, 
Mary Johnson, £60. Son, David Johnson, the homestead, and the 
meadow below Indian Corner. Children, David, Stephen, Martha Ward, 
Catharine Banks, and my grandson, Stephen Johnson, son of Thomas 
Johnson, dec'd, % of my claim in lands, lately belonging to my 
brother, Eliphalet Johnson, dec'd, and the other Yz I give to children 
of my brother, Timothy, viz., Jabez Johnson, Sarah Camp, and to the 
children of my brother, John Johnson, deceased, viz., Eliphalet, Uzal 
and David. Executors — son, David, and sons-in-law, Uzal Ward and 
James Banks. Witnesses — Timothy Bruene, Jr., Theophilus Pierson, 
Daniel Ball. Proved April 15, 1765. Lib. H, p. 549. 

1766, Nov. 19. Johnson, Samuel, of Cape May Co., waterman. Int. 
Adm'r — Gideon Johnson, his brother. Fellowbondsman — Abraham 
Woolson; both of said Co. 

1767, July 24. Inventory, £36.17.0, made by Benjamin Ingrum and 
Hance Woolson. Lib. 12, p. 358. 

1761, May 5. Johnson, Thomas, of Great Egg harbor, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph Johnson, of said place. Fellowbondsman 
— John Leek, of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington Co. 

1761, March 3. Inventory, £474.6, made by William Read and Ne- 
hemiah Leeds. 

1770, June 26. Account by Sarah Johnson, Executrix of Joseph 
Johnson, who was Adm'r of Thomas Johnson. 

Lib. 10, p. 294; Lib. 15, p. 17. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I761-I77O 223 

1763, Oct. 8. Johnson, Thomas, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
Capt. Int. Adm'rs — Reuben Potter and David Gosling. Fellow- 
bondsman — George Johnson, all of said place. 

1763, Oct. 7. Renunciation by Catharine Johnson, the widow, and 
Stephen Skinner, a principal creditor. 

1763, Oct. 10. Inventory, made by Robert Sproul and Thomas 
Skinner. Lib. H, p. 291. 

1765, Feb. 13. Johnson, Thomas, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r — Peter Tallman, of same place. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Lawrence, of Burlington. 

1764, Feb. 11. Renunciation by the widow, Sallie Johnson, who 
makes choice of the said Peter Tallman. Lib. 12, p. 43. 

1760, May 34. Johnson, William, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Advanced in age. "Wife, Susannah, use of % the lands, 
and V2 my moveables. Daughter, Elizabeth Johnson, my house and 
land, when 18. Sons — William Pool and Robert Pool. Executors — 
my wife and my friend, Benjamin Clark, 3rd. Witnesses — Peter Lyon, 
Johannah Lyon, Sarah Clark. Proved Jan. 19, 1763. Lib. H, p. 213. 

1761, May 2. Johnston, Andrew, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Eldest son, John, that part of a tract in Perth Amboy, 
called Forsters Neck, on south side of Market street; also the east 
half of the Town lot, which joins to David John ston, whereon his 
house stands; also the bank lot fronting the same. Son, Stephen, 
that part of Forsters Neck, which lies on the north side of Market 
street; also the other V2 of the Town lot, which joins northerly the 
lot of John Stevens, and east on the half devised to my son, John; 
also that bank lot, fronting David Johnston's house, which I bought 
of John Stevens. Rest of lands to be sold. Whereas my son-in-law, 
John Barberie, is entitled by gift from me to V4, part of £1,300, which 
the mills at Matcheponia were sold for, I give to my daughter, Mary, 
my son, John, my daughters, Catherine and Elizabeth, my son, Stephen, 
and my grandson, William Terrill, each of them a like sum, with 
that of my said son-in-law, when they are of age. The rest of my 
estate I give to my son-in-law, John Barberie, and his wife, Gertruyd, 
daughter of mine; daughter, Mary; son, John; daughter, Catherine; 
daughter, Elizabeth; son, Stephen, and to my grandson, William Ter- 
rill (son of my daughter, Anne Terrill, deceased). Executors — said 
John Barberie and Gertruyd, his wife, my daughter, Mary Johnston, 
my son, John, my daughters, Cathrine, and Elizabeth Johnston, and, 
as they come of age, my son, Stephen, and my grandson, William 
Terrill. Assistants — friends, Robert Hunter Morris, and John Stevens. 
Witnesses — John Stevens, Alexander Campbell, Thomas Bartow. 
Proved July 7, 1762. Lib. H, p. 161. 

1764, Jan. 9. Johnston, John, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Hendrick Johnston, a relation, and Thomas Leonard. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Joseph Morford; all of said Co., yeomen. Witnesses — 
George Allen and John Lippincott, Jr. (The said Thomas Leonard is 
a creditor of John Johnston). Lib. H, p. 330. 

1765, March 1. Johnston, Joseph, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co., husbandman; will of. Wife, Sarah, all the goods she brought 
with her, and £30 more, and the use of my homestead, and the use of 



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12 acres of salt meadow. Youngest son, David, my homestead. Son, 
Joseph, the land I bought of Evi Smith. Son, William, land I 
bought of Joseph Addoms. My daughters, to wit, Sarah Leeds, Eliz- 
abeth Cordery, Hannah Johnston, Mary Johnston and Michel John- 
ston, £30 each. Grandson, David Johnston, £5. Executors — my wife 
and my son, Joseph. Witnesses — Anne Leeds, Hannah Leeds, Jo- 
siah Leeds, Japhet Leeds. Proved June 26, 1770. 

1770, June 20. Renunciation of Joseph Johnston, who refuses to 
act, and "throw it up to my mother-in-law, Sarah Johnston." 

1770, June 6. Inventory, £514.3.10, made by Japhet Leeds and Evi 
Smith. 

1771, May 21. Account by Sarah Johnston, as Executrix. Legacies 
paid to Isaac Cordery, Isaac Andrews, William Johnston, Joseph 
Johnston, Caleb Cramer and Daniel Johnston. 

Lib. 14, p. 230; Lib. 15, p. 100. 

1767, March 4. Joline, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Matthias Joline. Fellowbondsman — Elias Woodruff; both of 
said place. Witnesses — Timothy Edwards and Robert Ogden, Jr. 

Lib. I, p. 131. 

1764, July 31. Jolly, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Woodward, of said Co., on estate "of John Jolly Son Charles Jolly of 
ye County of Burlington." Fellowbondsman — Joseph Borden Jr. of 
said Co. Inventory £86.4.5 (no date). Adm. 246. 

(Also given as John Woodward, Adm'r of estate "of John Jolly, 
Son of George Jolly, late of the County of Burlington"). Lib. 12, p. 13. 

1769, Nov. 4. Jolly, John, of South Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Mary Johnson, wife of Mathias Johnson, bed and bedding. 
My daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Jolly, wife of John Jolly, £10. Eldest 
son, John, 5 shillings. Daughter, Nancy Bissett, wife of Andrew Bis- 
sett; and my daughter, Martilla Willmouth, wife of Peter Willmouth, 
the rest of my estate, except the lands made over to Martilla Will- 
mouth, by deed of gift. Executor — James Abrahams. Witnesses — 
Samuel Neilson, Adam Sharp, Sarah Huls. Proved Nov. 24, 1769. 

1769, Nov. Inventory, £137.6.5, made by John Perrine and Robert 
Brown. Also a further Inventory of £145.8.11. Amounts of notes, 
£152.18.1. 

1771, Aug. 21. Account by Executor. Lib. K, p. 145. 

1763, Nov. 3. Jones, Andrew, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Hannah Jones, widow, and Joseph Ogden; both of said place. 
Witnesses — Ephraim Harris and Ruth Ogden. 

1762, Oct. 14. Inventory, £101.13.7, made by Ephraim Harris and 
Theophilus Elmer. 

1764, Jan. 4. Account by Adm'rs. Lib. 11, p. 278. 

1761, Nov. 21. Jones, Caleb, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Moveables to be sold. Wife, Mary, £10, and use of planta- 
tion until my oldest son, Edward, is 21. Son, Edward, my rights in 
undivided lands. Sons, Edward, Jacob and Caleb, my plantation. To 
each of my daughters, Catharine, Mary, Abigail and Tabitha, £10, 
when 18, or married. Executors — brothers, William and Isaac Jones. 
Witnesses — William Carl, Jesse Osborn, Jonathan Elmer. Proved 
April 1, 1762. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I761-I77O 225 

1762, March 8. Inventory, £93.9.7, made by William Parsons and 
William Parrat. 

1766, Nov. 14. Account by both Executors. Lib. H, p. 101. 

1761, June 24. Jones, Daniel, of Somerset Co., soldier; will of. 
Wife, Rachel, all real and personal estate. Executors — my wife and 
Nathaniel Ayers. Witnesses — John Hogg, Margaret Leferty, Bryan 
Leferty. Proved Oct. 7, 1761. 

1761, Oct. 19. Inventory, £53.4.0, made by Bryan Leferty and 
Aaron Boylan. Lib. H, p. 36. 

1735. On a wrapper with this date, is the following: ["Whereas 
Dav. Jones, of Gloucester, in County of Gloucester, cordwainer, died 
intestate, and hath left behind him no kin, except 2 daughters, 
Susanna and Alice Jones, both minors, and Jon. Whiteall as near 
friend, prays letters of administration"]. File 528 Q. 

1768, Feb. 29. Jones, Edward, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jabez Eldredge. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Jones; both of said Co. 
Witness — Zachariah Rossell. Lib. 13, p. 315. 

1768, Feb. 29. Renunciation by Mary Jones, widow of Edward 
Jones, of Mount Holly, dec'd. 

1768, Feb. 29. Inventory, £32.14.2, made by John Clark and Peter 
Allinson. 

1763, Sept. 26. Jones, John, of Salem, Salem Co., attorney-at-law. 
Int. Adm'r — Samuel Reynolds, of Marcus Hook, Chester Co., Penna., 
miller, of the estate which is unadministered in the hands of Mary 
Jones. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Goodwin, of Town of Salem, mal- 
ster. Lib. 11, p. 419. 

1761, Jan. 12. Jones, Samuel, of Burlington. Int. Adm'r — Abra- 
ham Hewlings. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Ellis; both of said City. 

Lib. 10, p. 171. 

1761, Jan. 12. Renunciation by "Rachel Jones, the widow of Samuel 
Jones and daughter of Sarah Thomas, both late of the City of Bur- 
lington." 

1761, Jan. 26. Inventory, £111.13.6, made by John Ferguson and 
Daniel Ellis. 

1761, Aug. 4. Account by Adm'r. 

1765, Oct. 31 — Jones, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Jones, the eldest son. Fellowbondsmen — Joseph Jones and 
Cornelius Jones; all of said place. Witness — Lewis Ogden. 

Lib, I, p. 7. 

1769, Feb. 25. Jones, Servian, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Samuel Jones, of said Co., deceased, who has a legacy bequeathed 
to her by her father, and also lands descended to her from her grand- 
father, Daniel Jones; therefore she makes choice of Mathias Brack- 
ney as her Guardian. 

1769, Feb. 25. Guardian — Mathias Brackney, of Hardwick, Sussex 
Co. Fellowbondsman — Philip Hoffman, of Newton, said Co. 

Lib. 13, p. 496. 

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226 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1768, Oct. 4. Jones, Stephen, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — William Maxfell and Isaac Crane. Fellowbondsman — Wil- 
liam Jones; all of same place, yeomen. (The adm'rs are two of the 
largest creditors.) Witnesses — Mary Ogden and Robert Ogden. 

1768, Sept. 26. Renunciation of Hannah Jones, widow of Stephen 
Jones, in favor of the principal creditors. Witness — Samuel Potter. 

Lib. I, p. 364. 

1766, Oct. 15. Jones, Thomas, of Stafford Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rebecca, the profits of my land till my sons come of 
age, when the said land is to be divided between my sons, David and 
John; and each son is to pay £10 to my three daughters. Executors — 
wife, Rebecca, and Nathan Bartlett. Witnesses — Levi Cramer, John 
Arnoll, Andrew Cramer. Proved Feb. 4, 1767. 

1766, Nov. 8. Inventory, £179.1.0, made by Levi Cramer and Mi- 
caiah Willets. Lib. 12, p. 477. 

1766, Nov. 26. Jones, Thomas, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'rs — Sam- 
uel Crane and Jabez Harrison, both of Essex Co., principal creditors; 
Grace Jones, the widow, having renounced. Lib. I, p. 7. 

1770, March 27. Jones, Thomas, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John McFarson (McPherson). Fellowbondsman — Wil- 
liam Myers; both of said place. 

1770, March 23. Inventory, £47.7.0, made by William Myers and 
John Emley. Lib. 15, p. 2. 

1768, Oct. 15. Jones, William, of Elizabeth, Essex Co., weaver; 
will of. Wife, Martha, all the goods that she brought to me. Son, 
Isaac, the plantation. Son, William, £20, when he is 21. Daughters, 
Phebe, and Sarah, £10 each, when 18. Executor — son, Isaac. Wit- 
nesses — John Ross, James Innes and Ezekiel Sayre. Proved Dec. 10, 
1768. Lib. K, p. 44. 

1769, Jan. 15. Joralemon, Dirck, of Second River, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. I, Richard Joralemon, order my aunt, Margaret Stan- 
berry, to be handsomely maintained, as long as she lives. Son, 
Jacobus, all real and personal, except reserving for the use of my 
sister, Auriantjie Wauters, the use of a room, while a widow. Exe- 
cutors — friends, Rynea Brown and Joseph Kingsland. Witnesses — 
Hendrick Brown, William Kingsland, Henry Kingsland, Henry Jor- 
alemon. Proved March 13, 1769. 

1769, March 8. Inventory of Richard (Dirck) Jerolaman, made by 
William Dow and Henry King. Also signed, "Reynier Brown and 
Joseph Kingsland, the Executors." Lib. K, p. 69. 

1760, May 22. Journey, Peter, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Eldest son, John, only £5, as he has not behaved himself. Daugh- 
ter, Catharine Journey, £5 only, she having disobliged me. Son, 
James, a negro boy. Rest of personal and real to be sold and the 
money given to my wife, Audery, and my children, James Journey, 
Elizabeth Journey, Audery Journey, Joseph Journey and Ann Journey, 
when my youngest is of age. Executors — brother, James, and Thomas 
Ellison, both of Shrewsbury, and John Williams, of Freehold. Wit- 
nesses — Josiah Halstead, James Rousell, Josiah Holmes. Proved Sept. 
29, 1761. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I76I-I77O 227 

1761, Oct. 1. Inventory, made by Gersham Bills and William Morton. 

1761, Oct. 13. Sold at public sale goods to the following — Audry 
Journee, James Journee, John Journee, Elizabeth Journee, Caleb 
Allen, Samuel Romine, and others. 

1764, May 29. Account by Exec'rs. Lib. H, p. 405. 

1762, July 30. Justeson, Justn, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'r — Isaac Justeson, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Thom- 
as Denny, yeoman; both of said place. Witness — Samuel Mickle. 

1762, July 26. Inventory, £131.0.8, made by Thomas Denny and 
Mathew Gill. Lib. 11, p. 125. 

1764, Jan. 20. Justice, Peter, of Penns Neck, Salem Co.; will of. 
Son, Andrew, plantation where he lives, of 130 acres, and 5 of 
meadow, and joins Israel Longacre. Son, Peter, the plantation where 
I dwell, which I bought of Michael Pedrick, except 5 acres willed 
to my son, Andrew. Plantation on Beaver Creek, where Alpheus 
Burton lives, to be sold, and the money to be paid to my two daugh- 
ters, Brittah Burton and Rebecca Justice, £21 to each; and the rest 
to my four daughters, Martha Pedrick, Brittah Burton, Christiana 
Boon and Rebecca Justice. To my five daughters, Martha, Brittah, 
Christiana, Susannah and Rebeckah, my moveable estate. Executors 
— my son, Peter, and Robert Pedrick. Witnesses — William Guest, 
George Lawrence, Thomas Guinnell. Proved April 10, 1766. 

1766, April 5. Inventory, £124.7.0, made by William Guest and 
Mathew Gill. Lib. 12, p. 306. 

1769, April 18. Kaese, "William, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth Kase, % my whole estate; and the rest to be divided 
among my children, Mary, Peter, Catharine, William, Philip, Prank, 
Charity, Adam, Christian, Henry and Margaret. Some of the children 
are married. Executors — my wife and my sons, Peter and Adam. 
Witnesses — Peter Wyckoff, Adam Dates, Catreen Wyckoff. Proved 
May 5, 1769. 

1769, May 4. Inventory, £418.4.0%, made by Joseph Moore and 
William Young. Lib. 14, p. 172. 

1770, May 3. Kaighin, John, of Newton, Gloucester Co., doctor of 
physic; will of. Sister, Elizabeth Donaldson, £50. Uncle, David 
Estaugh, £50. Aunt, Grace Estaugh, £30. To my relations, Ann 
Butcher, and Esther Butcher, two of the daughters of my brother, 
Joseph Kaighin's wife, £2 each. My brother, Joseph, my old field, 
and the house and lot in Haddonfield, now in tenure of Josiah Albert- 
son, during his life, and, after his death, to the Monthly Meeting of 
Friends of Haddonfield. Brother, James, my mulatto boy, Primis; 
and my brother, James, is to have the lands in Newton, where I 
dwell. If my brothers die, then James' share is to go to my friends, 
Isaac Andrews, of Haddonfield, tanner, and Joshua Evens, of New- 
ton township, and they, in such case, to pay to Sarah Holloway of 
Philadelphia, spinster, £20 yearly. To my brother, Joseph, my lot in 
Philadelphia, late the property of my late grandfather, John Kaighin. 
Executor — brother, Joseph. Witnesses — Isaac Mickle, Joseph Allen, 
Jr., Samuel Spicer. Proved June 5, 1770. 

1770, May 19. Inventory, £992.10.3, made by Joshua Evens, and 
Samuel Spicer. Lib. 14, p. 299. 



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1756, Jan. 14. Kattz, Michael, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., weaver; 
will of. Wife, Ursillah Catt, the third of my personal and real estate, 
and, after her death, then to all my children. Son, Michael Catt, to 
be equal with the rest of my children, but, if he, and his wife and 
children should be dead, then to the rest of my children. My son, 
Lutes Catt, to have his share. Son, George, plantation where I 
live, of 35 acres. My two daughters, Christiana and Catharine Catt 
Sly, equal shares with my sons. Executors — my wife, Ursillah Catt, 
and my son, George Catt. Witnesses — August Frantz Holtz, Zachariah 
Jorden, William Guest. Proved Aug. 16, 1764. Christiana Kattz and 
George Katts, the Executors named in the above will, were sworn 
same date. 

1764, Aug. 6. Inventory, £110.7.0, made by John Helm and Samuel 
Linch. Lib. 12, p. 92. 

1767, May 26. Kay, Joseph, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., will of. 
Wife, Ann, £100. Children, Josiah Kay, Isaac Kay and Rebecah Kay, 
the rest. Children are young. Executors — my wife and my brother, 
Isaac Kay. Witnesses — Francis Kay, Whitten Cripps, Samuel Thomp- 
son. Proved Oct. 21, 1767. 

1767, Aug. 5. Inventory, £729.17.6, made by John Gill and John 
Gruffyth. Lib. 13, p. 254. 

1762, July 15. Kay, Josiah, Jr., of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. To my brother, Joseph Kay's, two children, 
Josiah and Rebecca Kay, £5 each. To my two brothers, Joseph and 
Isaac Kay, the rest of my estate. My executors are to convey 8 acres 
of marsh, in Salem Co., to Andrew Murdock, if he pay two bonds, 
which I assigned over to Rebecca Leans. Executors — my brothers, 
Joseph and Isaac Kay. Witnesses — Josiah Kay, Joseph Parker, Sam- 
ued Clement, Jr. Proved Sept. 9, 1762. 

1762, Sept. 8. Inventory, £189.17.5%, made by Thomas Bate and 
John Burrough, Jr. Lib. 11, p. 260. 

1764, Dec. 1. Keating, Robert, of Burlington, peruke maker. Int. 
Adm'x — Ann Keating, widow. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Heulings; 
both of said city. Lib. 12, p. 35. 

1765, Jan. 15. Inventory, £38.12.0, made by William Smith and 
Abraham Hewlings. 

1761, April 13. Kelly, William, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., weaver; 
will of. Wife, Mary Kelly, all my personal estate in America and 
Ireland. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Robert Clark, Israel 
Lock, Samuel Linch, Jr. Proved Dec. 4, 1761. 

1761, Oct. 30. Inventory, £33.9.10, made by Robert Clark and Is- 
rael Lock. Lib. 10, p. 432. 

1770, April 13. Kelsey, Joseph, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. 
Land and moveables to be sold. What remains, after debts are paid, 
is to be put to interest, and all given to my daughter, Sarah Kelsey, 
when she is 18. Executors — my brother, William Kelsey, and my 
father-in-law, William Griffing. Witnesses — Lydia Griffing, Jasper 
Griffing, Joshua Dickerson. Proved May 25, 1770. 

1770, May 28. Inventory, £67.19.2, made by Shubel Luse and Ja- 
besh Bell. Lib. K, p. 212. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I761-I77O 220, 

1761, April 4. Kembell, John Peter, of Hopewell Twsp., Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, all my lands. Oldest son, Philip, 2 
guineas, 3 pounds and 10 shillings, and so much to my son, William. 
To my four youngest children, the lands, at their mother's death; 
and to Peter, the youngest, flO; and to Christian, £8. Executor — my 
wife Mary. Witnesses — Samuel Hunt, Christian Lupp, Moses Bald- 
win. Proved July 3, 1761. 

1761, Aug. 12. Inventory, £76.14.0, made by Wilson Hunt. 

Lib. 11, p. 49. 

1764, March 5. Kemble, Thomas, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son-in-law, William Edgman, and Elizabeth, hia 
wife, the northeast part of my plantation, of 22% acres. Grand- 
daughter, Mary Stackhouse, also land. Son-in-law, William Jewell, 
and Rachel, his wife, my negro Sarah. Grandson, William Murfln, 
land on east side of High St., Mount Holly. Wife, Mary, furniture 
and negros, and use of my new house where my son, Vespation, 
lately lived. Granddaughter, Susanna Kemble, a negro. Son, Sam- 
uel, rest of my plantation where I live, being part in Burlington and 
part in Northampton, and he to pay to my wife £5 yearly. Grand- 
son, John Murfln, £25, and a negro. Daughter, Abigail Hains, 5 
shillings. Son, Vespation, £5. Executors — wife, Mary, and my son, 
Samuel. Witnesses — Richard Cox, Robert Fenton, John Burr, Jr. 
Proved Oct. 1, 1766. Lib. 13, p. 45. 

1766, Sept. 9. Inventory, £709.7.0, made by John Antram and Josiah 
Haines. 

1767, March 17. Kennedy, Elizabeth, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. 
Ward. Late Elizabeth Henry, and daughter of William Henry, of 
said place, deceased, makes choice of Jacob Mattison and John Henry, 
as her Guardians. 

1767, March 17. Guardians — John Mattison and John Henry, both 
of said Co. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Lowrey, of said Co. 

Lib. 13, p. 209. 

1763, Jan. 6. Kennedy, Thomas, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Moore Furman. Fellowbondsman — Theophilus SevernB, both 
of said place. Witnesses — Mary Severns and Robert Singer. 

Lib. 11, p. 280. 

1756, Sept. 30. Kenney, Jacob, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, 
Kertitie, house where I live, while my widow. Son, Jacob, £200, and 
what I have given him. Son, Simon, all my real estate, and he is to 
keep his mother. Daughter, Williampe Kessart, £10. Daughter, Ger- 
titie Teark, £10. Daughter, Catharine Kessart, £10. Daughters, Ann 
Williamson, and Dorothy Dennis, each £10. Executors — son, Simon, 
and my friend, Joachim Gulick. Witnesses — Thomas Fevrt, Joseph 
Smith, Gabriel Luff. Proved March 13, 1762. 

1762, March 10. Inventory, made by Jacob Berger, Lucas Voor- 
hees and David Nevius. Lib. H, p. 99. 

1766, Feb. 27. Kenney, John, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Eldest daughter, Mary Parrit, £5. Real and personal to be sold and 
the money divided between my other three daughters, Johanah 
Price, Elizabeth Kenney and Abigail Cooper. Executors — Thomas 
Kenney and Jacob Ford, Jr. Witnesses — Abraham Tappen, Thomas 
Millidge, Augustine Moore. Proved March 19, 1766. Lib. I, p. 177. 



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1762, Nov. 4. Kent, Thomas, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Real and personal to be sold, and then my daughter, Abigail, 
wife of Jabesh Eaton, of Roxbury, to have one-fourth; and my 
daughter, Phebe, wife of Isaac Johnson, of Cohansey, £5; and the 
rest to my granddaughter, Mary Johnson, who lives with me, and my 
daughter, Mercy, wife of John Cole. Executors — Deacon Mathew 
Lum, and Daniel Lindsly. Witnesses — Henry Primrose, James Pitney, 
Timothy Johnes. Proved July 30, 1764. Lib. H, p. 450. 

1761, Jane 19. Kent, William, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Charity, all moveable estate, in order to bring up the 
children, and the use of my land. Son, Phinehas, my land when he 
is 21, but he is to pay to my daughter, Elizabeth, £15 when she is 21. 
If son, Phinehas, should die, then I give the land to my brother, 
David Evans, his son, Lewis Evans, and heirs. Executors — brother, 
David Evans, and friend, Nathaniel Fitz Randolph. Witnesses — Mary 
Stone, Rebecca Stone, Abraham Tappen. Proved July 15, 1761. 

1761, July 18. Inventory, £278.15.0, made by Thomas Gach and 
David Kent. Lib. H, p. 4. 

1764, Sept. 28. Kerknff, Urban, of Reading Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Eldest son, John, some pewter. "Wife, Catherine, my real 
estate and rest of personal. Executors — my wife and my friend, 
John Emmons. "Witnesses — John Henry, Mary Henry, Jacob Matti- 
son. Proved April 27, 1768. 

1768, April 20. Inventory, £52.6.0%, made by Jacob Mattison and 
John Henry. Lib. 13, p. 449. 

1760, June 20. Kerlin, Peter, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., 
cordwainer; will of. Daughter, Susannah Kerlin, £5. Daughter, 
Mary Kerlin, £12. Son, Joseph, my land, he paying to his brother, 
John, y 2 the value thereof. Executors — Thomas Smith and Solomon 
Ridgway. Witnesses — Henry Delatush, Thomas Richards, James 
Reynolds. Proved March 26, 1762. 

1762, March 25. Renunciation by Solomon Ridgway. 

1762, March 2. Inventory, £32.8.9, made by John Buffln and Lyndon 
Brown. Lib. 11, p. 215. 

1763, Nov. 25. Ketchtn, Joseph, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs — John 
Garrison, Esq., and Mary Ketchin. Fellowbondsman — William Hill, 
of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Lib. 11, p. 447. 

1762, May 31. Keyt, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Keyt, the nearest relative. Fellowbondsman — William 
Styles, carpenter; both of said place. Witness — Andrew Ross. 

Lib. H, p. 271. 

1761, July 18. Kidd, Mary, of Mannington Precinct, Salem Co., 
widow; will of. Daughter, Sarah Kidd, my apparel, saddle, colt, etc. 
Son, William Smith, his bed. Son, James Mason, his bed. Son, Joseph 
Kidd, a bed and cow. Rest to daughter, Sarah Kidd, William Smith 
and James Mason. Executor — son, James Mason. Witnesses — Chris- 
tian Benner, Elizabeth Burn, William Barratt. Proved Oct. 10, 1761. 

1761, Oct. 1. Inventory, £218.17.2, made by Mounce Keen, Jr., and 
Richard Hackett. 

1763, Nov. 23. Account by Executor. Lib. 11, p. 26. 



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1769, May 9. Killey, David, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Woolley. Fellowbondsman — Edmund Williams; both 
of said place. Witness — John Hamersley. Lib. K, p. 91. 

1767, Oct. 6. Killey, Hannah, widow of Joseph, of Nottingham 
Twsp., Burlington Co.; will of. Cousin, Rhoda Tilton, £100 when 
18. Cousin, Lydia Tilton, £100. Sister, Elizabeth Tilton, wife of 
Daniel, the interest of the above legacies till her children are 18. 
Sister, Esther Lippincott, £100. Sister, Patience Middleton, £100, and 
to her daughter, Rebekah Burden, £10, and to her daughter, Guly 
Potter, £10. Executor — cousin, William Tilton. Witnesses — John 
Warner, Samuel Middleton, Edmond Bower. Proved April 2, 1770. 

1770, March 27. Renunciation by William Tilton. Witnesses — 
Samuel Middleton, James Woolley. Lib. 14, p. 268. 

1770, April 2. Adm'r — Daniel Tilton, with the will annexed. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Thomas Thorn; both of Nottingham, Burlington Co. 

1770, April 2. Inventory, £514.5.1, made by Amos Middleton and 
Thomas Thorn. 

1752, June 10. Killey, Joseph, of Upper Freehold Twsp., Monmouth 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah, £150. If my wife be with child 
it shall have £50. Sons, David and Samuel, my lands. Executors — 
my wife and my friend, John Ford. Witnesses — George Middleton, 
Abel Middleton, Amos Middleton. Proved March 15, 1769. 

1765, Jan. 10. Renunciation by John Foord. 

1765, Jan. 14. Inventory, £1,879.3.3, made by William Lawrie and 
Amos Middleton. 

1769, March 15. Renunciation by Hannah Killey. 

1769, March 15. Adm'r — David Killey. Fellowbondsman — Amos 
Middleton; both of Freehold, said Co. Witness — Abel Middleton. 

Lib. 14, p. 31. 

1764, Aug. 21. Kimble, Daniel, of Newton, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. To my eldest brother's son, Joseph Kimble, 5 shillings. To 
my sister, Sarah Antrem's, two eldest sons, Jinnens Stephenson and 
Joseph Stephenson, £40 each. Cousin, Daniel Handcock, £40, when 
21. To Hannah Eastlack, £40. To Sarah Alexander, £10, when she is 
20. The rest to my three sisters' other children, except my sister, 
Ellenor's, daughter, Easter. Executors — my friends, William Hand- 
cock and Joseph Antram, both of Burlington Co. 

1764, Aug. 27. Richard Weekes, one of the witnesses, declared 
that he wrote the within will by order of the Testator, and, after 
he wrote it, he read it to him, who then set up in bed, in order to 
sign the same, but was so ill that he could not sign it, but declared 
the contents thereof was his will. And Isaac Mickle, one of the 
witnesses, and a neighbor of the Testator, declared that he approved 
of the contents of said will. 

1764, Sept. 1. Inventory, £681.17.1, made by David Branson and 
Isaac Mickle. Lib. 12, p. 18. 

1765, March 25. Kimpson, Samuel, of Burlington Co.; will of. 
Real and personal to be under the management of Aaron Watson, 
of Bordentown. Wife, Susannah, and my children to have benefit 
of whole estate till my youngest child is of age; then % to go to my 
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my wife and said Aaron Watson. Witnesses — Peter Corne and Wil- 
liam Thomson. Proved Oct. 6, 1767. 

1765, June 14. Inventory, £78.16.6, made by Thomas Lipper and 
Richard Lott. (The Inventory was made in South Amboy Twsp., Mid- 
dlesex Co., Samuel Kimpson "being late of that place." 

Lib. 13, p. 98; File 8183 C; 4421 L). 

1764, June 12. Kimsey, Nathan, of Deptford, Gloucester Co. Ward. 
Son and devisee of Thomas Kimsey, of said place, yeoman, deceased; 
having lands devised to him by his father, he makes choice of his 
brother, Job Kimsey, to be his Guardian, till he is 21. Witness — 
Sarah Howell. 

1764, June 12. Guardian — Job Kimsey, joiner. Pellowbondsman — 
John Sparks, innholder; both of said place. William Wood, the late 
Guardian, has deceased. Witness — Sarah Howell. Lib. 14, p. 21. 

1760, April 11. King, Andrew, of Springfield, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Lands and personal effects to be sold, and, after debts are paid, 
I give the rest to my friends, David Ridgway, the son of Joseph, 
Sarah Fenimore and Priscilla Penimore, the daughters of John Fen- 
imore. Executor — friend, John Fenimore. Witnesses — James Childs, 
Moses Haines, Lwick Bennet. Proved Feb. 22, 1763. 

1762, Jan. 14. Inventory, £4.0.1, made by Nathaniel Wilkinson and 
James Childs. Lib. 11, p. 261. 

1758, June 5. King, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Jeremiah, £5, and what he has already had. Lands 
to be sold and the money given to my wife, Mary, and my daughters, 
Mary, Abigil, Ann and Rachel. (The last two under age). Son, David, 
is disordered in his reason, and can not provide for his own sup- 
port; therefore my daughters are to provide for him. Executors — 
my friends, Ephraim Terril and Abraham Shotwell. Witnesses — 
Joseph Marsh, Thomas Latham, Joseph Shotwell. Proved Feb. 8, 1762. 

Lib. H, p. 84. 

1763, Dee. 12. King, John, of Mannington, Salem Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Ann King, a chest of drawers. My plantation, called 
Briget Vances, to be sold. Son, William, to be put to a trade. Son, 
Samuel, 5 shillings. Son, John, 5 shillings. Daughter, Gennot Cooper, 
5 shillings. Daughter, Elizabeth Noles, £30. Daughter, Martha King, 
5 shillings. Daughter, Ann King, £30. Son, William, rest of lands. 
Executors — friends, William Moore and Erasmus Kent. Witnesses — 
David Taylor, Abner Penton, Ezekiel Camp. Proved Feb. 22, 1764. 

1764, Feb. 23. Inventory, £95.16.5, made by Daniel Smith, Jr., and 
Joseph Fogg. Lib. 12, p. 230. 

1759, Oet. 20. King, Joseph, St., of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Joseph, 5 shillings, as I have given to him 
much. Son, William, 5 shillings, he having had his portion. Grand- 
daughter, Mercy Hunt, some goods, which are now in keeping of 
my son, William. My plantation in Kingwood, where I lately lived, 
to be sold. Executors — my eldest son, Joseph, and my son-in-law, 
Mansfield Hunt, my grandson, Joseph Hunt, my grandson, Joseph 
King (the son of my son William). Witnesses — John Mullinner, 
Thomas Coate, John Brock. Proved Jan. 2, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 343. 



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1761, May 25. King* Joseph, Jr., of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, a bed. Daughter, Jane King, a bed. 
Daughter, Hannah King, a bed. Daughter, Alice Maris, a bed. My 
grist mill and 10-acre lot to be sold, which is in Kingwood Twsp.; 
also 50 acres of land, where Joseph Pegg now lives, at the upper end 
of my tract, and the money to be divided between my wife and 
daughters. Sons, George and Nathan, rest of my lands, after death 
or marriage of wife. Sons, Nathan and George, are not 21. Execu- 
tors — my wife, my son, George, and my son-in-law, John Stevenson. 
I desire my father-in-law, John Simcock, to assist them. Witnesses 
— William French, Thomas Coate, William Paxson. Proved Sept. 14, 
1768. Lib. 13, p. 451. 

1764, June 6. King, Joseph, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Grandson of Joseph King, of said place, deceased. He makes choice 
of Robert Emley as his Guardian. 

1764, June 6. Guardian — Robert Emley, of Kingwood, said Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Joseph Hollinshead, of City of Burlington. Wit- 
ness — Joseph Read. Lib. 11, p. 521. 

1763, May 27. King, Mary, of Essex Co., widow. Int. Adm'r — 
Jeremiah King, of Hunterdon Co. Fellowbondsman — John Wood, of 
Essex Co. 

1763, May 28. Inventory, £91.9.2, made by William Oliver and 
Samuel Shotwell. Lib. H, p. 244. 

1766, June 2. King, Samuel, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., mill- 
er. Int. Adm'x — Theodocia King, widow, of said place. Fellow- 
bondsman — Thomas Budd, yeoman, of Northampton, said Co. 

Lib. 12, p. 290. 

1766, April 2. Inventory, £116.5.11, made by Thomas Budd and 
John Goldy. 

1768, Oet. 12. Kingsland, Edmund, of New York City, ship car- 
penter; will of. Wife, Mary, all real and personal, to maintain 
the children, and, at her death, what remains to be given to my four 
children. Son, John, to have 10 shillings extra, for his birthright. 
Executrix — wife. Witnesses — Nathaniel Kingsland, Mark Dempsey, 
Richard Kingsland. Proved May 22, 1769. Lib. K, p. 94. 

1763, Aug. 18. Kingsland, John, of New Barbadoes, Bergen Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife to be maintained by my son, Richard, and 
he is to have V2 of my land where I live, and 5 acres of salt meadow 
near the Hackinsack River, which I gave him by deed, dated May 8, 
1758. Daughter, Sarah, a cow and calf. Daughter, Nedemia, 8 acres 
of land, she being yet unmarried. Rest to grandson, John Kings- 
land, son of my eldest son, Isaac, dec'd; two grandchildren, the 
children of my daughter, Elizabeth, dec'd; daughter, Sarah; daughter, 
Hester, wife of James Butler; son, Edmund. Executors — my wife and 
Evert Van Zeyl. Witnesses — Teunis Joralemon, Derick Joralemon, 
Isaac Kingsland. Proved Aug. 10, 1768, when letters granted to Evert 
Van Zeyl, the surviving Executor. Lib. I, p. 330. 

1770, Aug. 17. Kingsland, Nedemiah, of New Barbadoes Neck, in 
Bergen Co.; will of. Sister-in-law, Mary Kingsland, wife of my 
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before her death, then to her daughter, Mary Kingsland. Executors 
— my cousin, Charles Kingsland, the son of Isaac Kingsland, and the 
said Mary Kingsland. "Witnesses — Abraham Kingsland, Aaron Kings- 
land and Charles Kingsland. Proved Oct. 23, 1770. Lib. K, p. 267. 

1702, Nov. 2. Kinnan, Joseph, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co. 
Int. Adm's — Ruth Kinnan, the widow, of said place, Thomas Kinnan, 
of Morris Co., and Edward Lewis, of Somerset Co. Fellowbondsman 
— Gawin McCoy, of Somerset Co. 

1762, Nov. 4. Inventory, £1,016.14.4, made by Thomas Riggs and 
John Collyer. Lib. H, p. 197. 

1765, Sept. 16. Kinsey, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Sarah Rolph, principal creditor. Fellowbondsman — 
David Jaques; both of said place. 

1765, Sept. 14. Renunciation by Annabell Kinsey, the widow. Wit- 
ness — George Brown. Lib. H, p. 530. 

1762, May 24. Kinsey, Mary, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Petition 
of said Mary, who is daughter of Thomas Kinsey, of Deptford, said 
Co., yeoman, deceased. Said Thomas, by will, made William Wood, 
the Guardian, who is now deceased; therefore she prays that her 
friend, John Wilkins, may be appointed her Guardian. Witness — 
Job Kinsey. 

1762, May 24. Guardian — John Wilkins, yeoman. Fellowbondsman 
— James Whiteall, yeoman; both of Deptford Twsp., said Co. Wit- 
ness — Job Kinsey. Lib. 11, p. 126. 

1757, July 6. Kinsey, Thomas, of Woodbury Creek, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Eldest son, Job, all my lands, except my planta- 
tion whereon Nathan Lord lives, when he is 21. Son, Nathan, planta- 
tion whereon Nathan Lord lives. Daughter, Mary Kinsey, personal 
estate. If my children die, my lands are to pass to my "affected" 
brother, John Kinsey. My cousin, William Wood, to be Guardian of 
all my children. Executor — my brother-in-law, John Wilkins. Wit- 
nesses — Robert Cooper, James Miller, Mary Miller. Proved Feb. 18, 
1761. 

1761, Feb. 18. Inventory, £259.11.5 y 2 , of the personal estate of 
Thomas Kimsey, "late of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co.," made by 
William Wilkins and Nixon Chattin. Lib. 10, p. 382. 

1763, Oct. 5. Kip, Jacob, of Saddle River, Bergen Co., now residing 
in New York; will of. Wife, Geesje, goods she had of her father, 
Cornelius Brinkerhoff, and also £500. To Elizabeth Kip, wife of 
Claes Danielse Romyn, £300. To Rynier Bordan, £100, to be divided 
between himself and his sisters' and brothers' children. My broth- 
ers, Hendrick Kip, Peter Kip, and Isaac Kip, and the children of my 
sisters, deceased, namely, Anatje Van Voorhees, Catharina Ter 
Hune, and Elizabeth Brinckerhoff, the remainder. Executors — my 
friends, Hendrick Kip (Peter's son), and Claas Danielson Romyn, 
both of Hackensack. Witnesses — Peter Lott, William Brede and 
Evert Byvanck. Proved Oct. 17, 1763. Lib. H, p. 3^. 

1764, April 14. Inventory, £387.3.2, made by Peter Zabriskie and 
Reynier V. Giese, at the request of Hendrick Peterse Kipp and Class 
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1769, Sept. 26. Kirkpatriek, William, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Margaret Kirkpatriek. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Mattison; both of 
Amwell Twsp., said Co. Witness — Abraham Williamson. 

1769, Sept. 22. Inventory, £957.17.2, of estate of "Reverend Wil- 
liam Kirkpatriek, of Amwell Twsp.," made at his dwelling house by 
Jacob Mattison and Lewis Chamberlin. Lib. 14, p. 123. 

1745, Sept. 8. Kltchln, James, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, to have maintainance on plantation. My 
oldest son, Benjamin, a horse. Sons, Benjamin, Thomas, and James, 
my plantation. Daughters, what can be spared. Wife may be 
pregnant. Executors — my wife, and son, Benjamin. My friend, John 
Robins, to be trustee till Benjamin is of age. Witnesses — George 
Baylis, Amos Thatcher, John Lewis. Proved July 28, 1761. 

1761, July 27. Inventory, £235.17.6, made by Jacob Swallow and 
RichardJ3reen. Lib. 11, p. 50. 

1757, Oct. 29. Kltchln, Thomas, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, to possess my plantation of 100 acres. Daughter, 
Hannah, the wife of William Barns, £40, and their children, John, 
Samuel, Sarah and William Barns, £15 each, when of age. Daughter, 
Ann, wife of Vincent Robins, £40, and children, Sarah Robins, Obadiah 
Robins, John Robins and William Robins, £15 each, when of age. 
Daughter, Mercy Kitchin, £120. Executors — my wife and my friend, 
Andrew Pierce. Witnesses — Daniel Robins, George Trimer, Richard 
Rounsavell, Jr. Proved April 18, 1764. 

1764, April 17. Inventory, £628.3.8, made by Jonathan Purman and 
Abraham Bonnel. 

1770, April 27. Account by Andrew Peairs, surviving Executor. 
Paid to Sarah Barns, William Barns, John Peters (a legatee), Sarah 
Robins, Samuel Kitchin, Mary Lewis, Samuel Barns (legacy), Andrew 
Pierse (legacy), William Barns (legacy), Ann Robins (legacy). 

Lib. 11, p. 526; Lib. 15, p. 66. 

1762, June 28. Kleinehoff, Paul, of Second River, Essex Co.; will of. 
Son, John, £10, and the lands left me by my wife's father, John Hinds. 
Children, Hannah, Peter and Sarah, the rest of my estate. Wife to 
have the use of all estate till children are old enough to support 
themselves. Executors — Job Herryman, of Elizabeth Town, Thomas 
Tyson, of Second River, and Peter Kleinehoff, of Boheamia in Mary- 
land. Witnesses — William Dow, Adrian Dow, William King. Proved 
Sept. 9, 1762. Lib. H, p. 306. 

1766, Aug. 13. Knab, Frederick, of Tewksbury, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Jacob Coffer. Fellowbondsmen — William Schuiler and Jacob 
Lewis; all of said Co. Lib. 12, p. 422. 

1762, Sept. 9. Knap, Daniel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Eldest 
son, James, £10. The rest of my estate to my sons, James and Thom- 
as, when they come of age; but, if they die, then to my brothers, 
Jonathan and James Knap, and to the male heirs of my sisters, Mar- 
tha Hodge and Mary Bister. Executors — friends, Nehemiah Baldwin 
and Thomas Brown. Witnesses — Jabez Campfield, Patrick Vance, 
Jonas Baldwin. Proved March 3, 1763. 

1763, May 4. Inventory, £1,539.13.11, made by Joseph Riggs and 
Obadiah Bruen. Lib. H, p. 383. 



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1762, April 13. Knap, Rebecca, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. To Sarah Tomson, £12, and gown. To Mary Badger, £5, and to 
her mother, Sessell Badger, money to provide for her. Rest to my 
daughter, Elizabeth Knap, when she comes of age. Executors — 
friends, Daniel Crooe and David Evens. "Witnesses — James Thom- 
son, Phebe Morriss, Samuel Preston. Proved May 4, 1762. 

1762, May 5. Inventory, made by Cornelius Vandehovar and James 
Manning. Lib. H, p. 122. 

1709, April 3. Knight, William, of New Windsor, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Hannah Knight. Fellowbondsman — James Clark, Jr.; 
both of said place. Witness — David Brearly, Surrogate. 

1769, March 18. Inventory, £74.6.6, made by Jacob Green and James 
Clark, Jr. Lib. 13, p. 497. 

1769, Feb. 2. Knipe (Nipe), Jonathan. Int. Adm'r — Isaac Quig- 
ley. 

1770, June 29. Inventory, £84.8.9, made by Isaac Arey and Abner 
Arey. Same date account filed by Adm'r. Lib. 14, p. 124; 15, p. 11. 

1770, Feb. 17. Knott, Peter, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Son, David, the farm where I live, at Shark River, and he to 
pay to my wife, Jane, all that I made with her by a contract before 
marriage, and £8 more. Son, David, to have the mortgage I hold 
against Daniel Seabrook. Son, Samuel, £100, should my Executors 
think him reformed enough to have it. Grandson, William Lippin- 
cott, £50. Grandson, Samuel Lippincott, £50. Daughter, Rachel, wife 
of Peter Vandike, £250. Daughter, Abigail, wife of Gawen Drum- 
mond, £150. Daughter, Mercy, wife of Coonrod Hendrickson, £50. 
Daughter, Catharine, wife of James Wilson, £30. To Rebecca, wife 
of Remembrance Lippincott, who is my daughter, £50. Executors — 
sons-in-law, Gawen Drummond and Coonrod Hendrickson. Witnesses 
— Samuel Longstreet, Richard Lawrence, Abraham Strong. Proved 
March 17, 1770. 

1770, March 10. Inventory, £1,713.10.10, made by Samuel Longstreet 
and Benjamin Jackson. Lib. K, p. 185. 

1766, Nov. Koch, Henry, of Am well Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Catherine, £12 every year. To Elizabeth Sneider, £25. To the 
children of my son, Barnard Koch, deceased, £50, being for their 
father's birthright. Grandson, Henry Koch, £50. Daughters, Mar- 
garet, and Maria, moveables. Lands to surviving children and my 
said son's surviving children; that is to say, my daughter, Margaret, 
who is espoused to Johan Christian Smith; my daughter, Maria, she 
is espoused to Jacobus Teats. Executors — John Garrison, Johan 
Kase and William Young. Witnesses — Henry Graff, William Diatz, 
Philip Yager. Proved May 10, 1768. 

1768, May 9. Inventory, £186.13.3, made by Peter Young and Free- 
gift Stout, Jr. 

1770, May 24. Account by John Case and John Garrison, Executors 
of "Henry Cock." Lib. 12, p. 507; Lib. 15, p. 67. 

1764, March 28. Kough, Barnet, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Cristina Kough, widow of said Barnet. Fellowbondsman — 
Adam Deeds; both of said place. Witness — John Garrison. 



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1764, March 27. Inventory, £84.13.1, made by John Case and John 
Garrison, Jr. 

1764, May 15. Account by Christeen Kough, Adm'x. Lib. 11, p. 525. 

1762, Oct. 16. Kuykendal, Martinus, of Montague, Sussex Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'x — Cattryntie Kukendal, widow. Fellowbondsmen 
— Hendrick Kuykendal and Jacob Westfaul, yeomen; all of said Co. 

1762, Sept. 21. Inventory, £164.13.6., made by Solomon Cuykendal 
and Hendrick Kuykendal. Lib. 11, p. 289. 

1754, Sept. 16. Kuyper, Hendrick, of Bergen Co., yeoman; will of. 
Eldest son, Henry Kuyper, the plantation in Bergen Co., called Hose- 
seimer, he paying £100 to his sister, Annetie, wife of Nicholas Wine- 
koop, 3 years after his mother's death; and also paying to my daugh- 
ter, Catharina's (late wife of Gerrit New Kerck's) children, £100, 
namely, Matthew, Henry, Catharina and Jannetie. Daughter, Geer- 
tie, wife of John Van Dalson, the house in New York, where he lives, 
in the West Ward, on Cortland Street; and my daughter, Jonneke, 
is to have the house and lot lying at the east side of the house 
which I gave to my daughter, Geertie. Daughter, Marretie, wife 
of Roelf Vanderlinde, 100 acres on the north side of the 1,000 acres 
at Norreshonck, in Orange Co. Daughter, Elizabet, wife of Wil- 
liam Siggelse, £100. My wife, Jannetie Cuper, shall keep my farm 
and have the rents. Executors — son, Henry, my wife, Jannetie, and 
my friend, Jacobus Stoutenburgh. Witnesses — Jacob Vanvoorhis, 
Christopher Steymets, Abraham Mesier. Proved July 27, 1764. 

Lib. H, p. 449. 

1765, Sept. 8. Lacey, Henry, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, use of real and personal during her life. 
Sons, Joseph, David and Abraham, all the real, after death of wife. 
Daughter, Sarah, £5. Daughters, Sarah, Rebecca, Hannah, Mary and 
Prudence, the personal estate. Executors — sons, Joseph and David. 
Witnesses — James Burnet, Matthias Burnett, Ezekiel Cheever. Proved 
July 16, 1768. 

1768, July 16. Renunciation by David Lacy. Lib. I, p. 295. 

1765, Aug. 27. Lain, Ralph, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Susannah Lain. Fellowbondsman — John Hackett; both of said Co. 

1765, May 16. Inventory, made by Samuel Swackhamer and Casper 
Erick. Lib. 12, p. 225. 

1768, March 1. Laing, David, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, use of lands till sons, Abraham, Isaac and Joseph 
are 14. I also give her £250. Son, John, plantation where I live, and 
Vz of the meadow which I bought of the Executors of Samuel Laing; 
also 2 acres of salt meadow, and 10 acres of timber land, on the 
northeast corner of a tract of 150 acres, which was left me by my 
father. Son, Jacob, the lands I bought of Amos Donham, Jacob 
Laing, and Alexander Thomson, and Henry and David Faurot. Son, 
Jacob, £100 when 21. Son, David, the said 150 acres left me by my 
father, except the 10 acres given to John, and 15 acres, which I will 
give to son, Joseph. Son, David, £100, when 21. Son, Abraham, land 
joining the heirs of James Martin, which belonged to my father, ex- 
cept 6 acres that I bought. Son, Isaac, land joining Samuel Randal 
and others. Son, Joseph, tract I bought of George Parker and the 



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said 6 acres. Daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Pound, £180. 
Daughter, Mary Laing, £250, when 18. Daughters, Sarah Laing and 
Susannah Laing, £250 each. Executors — my wife, my son, John, and 
my friend, John Webster. Witnesses — John Daniel, Benjamin Van 
Vocter, Daniel Barto. Proved April 21, 1768. 

1768, April 22. Inventory, £161.9.4, made by Joseph F. Randolph 
and Jacob Laing. (Inventory contains many names). Lib. I, p. 277. 

1761, Feb. 7. Lake, Mary, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Abel 
Lee. Fellowbondsman — Edward Doughty, Jr., both of said Co. 

1761, Jan. 9. "Great Egg Harbor." Inventory, £79.19,5 V^, made 
by Amos Ireland and Edward Doughty, Jr. Lib. 10. p. 172. 

1755, Feb. 11. Lake, Thomas, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Son, Thomas, 100 acres where he lives, being the east end 
of land which I bought of Thomas Gordon. Son, Garrat, 100 acres on 
the west side. Wife, Jane, the tract where I live, while my widow. 
Son, John, land where I live, which I bought of Adam Aller, after 
wife's marriage or death. Daughter, Winefreat Hull, £15. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah Bets, £15. Daughter, Cathrine Sutphin, £15. Daughter, 
Ann Aller, £15. Daughter, Ellen Lake, £15. Granddaughter, Jane 
Hull, a "wheal," and cow, when 18. Executors — sons, Garrat and 
John. Witnesses — William Line, Humphrey Hughes, Nichlass 
Zayn(?). Proved Oct. 19, 1765. 

1765, Oct. 17. Inventory, £63.12.8, made by Jonathan Higgins and 
Richard Rounsavall. Lib. 12, p. 393. 

1761, March 222. Lamb, Jacob, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Wife, Lydia, £60; also food and furniture and £20 yearly. To my 
daughter Margaret Antram, land in Mount Holly that I bought of 
Mary West. Daughters, Ann, wife of Abraham Leeds, Margaret An- 
tram and Sarah Lamb, a cedar swamp. Daughter, Sarah Lamb, 
£150, when 18. Son, Jacob, £150, when 21; also rest of lands. Execu- 
tors — brother, Joseph Lamb, and my friend, Joshua Ballinger. Wit- 
nesses — Margaret Haines, Isaac Evens, Thomas Haines, Jr. Proved 
April 8, 1761. 

1761, April 3. Inventory, £2,122.13.3, made by William Evens, Isaac 
Evens, James Cattell. Lib. 10, p. 335. 

1770, March 28. Account by Joseph Lamb, the surviving Executor. 

Lib. 15, p. 14. 

1761, June 1. Lamberson, James, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Simon Lamberson, brother to James. Fellowbondsman — Cornelius 
Lamberson; both of said Co. 

1761, June 1. Renunciation by Sarah Lamberson, the widow, in 
favor of Simon Lamberson. 

1761, June 2. Inventory, made by William Rose and Cornelius 

Lamberson. Lib. G, p. 387. 

1763, March 19. Lambert, Gerihom, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, my household goods and use of £200, and the 
privilege in the house, on my lot in Kingwood, with my father. My 
father to have the privilege as above said, and £200. Son, John, a 
colt. Farm where I live to be sold. Youngest son, Gershom, house 
and lot in Kingwood. To two daughters, £100 each, when 18. Eldest 
son, John, £10. Rest to my sons, John and Joseph. Executors — 



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friends, John Embley and "Cozin," Abraham Larew. Witnesses — 
Caleb Farlee, William Gano. Proved April 23, 1763. 

1763, April 21. Renunciation by John Emley. Also by Abraham 
Larew. Witnesses — John Barber and Joseph Higgens. 

1763, April 23. Adm'rs — Sarah Lambert and Jeremiah Lambert; 
both of Amwell. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Higgins, of said place. 

1763, April 22. Inventory, £421.17.1, made by Joseph Higgens and 
John Barber. 

1764, Dec 6. Account by both Adm'rs. Includes "Paid Thomas 
Inyerd, for nursing smallpox." Lib. 11, p. 419. 

1763, Feb. 4. Lambert, John, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Sons, John, Gershom and Jeremiah, plantation where I live. 
Wife, Mary, £80 and various goods. Four youngest daughters to 
have money. Executors — my brother, Gershom Lambert, and Jere- 
miah Lambert. Witnesses — Thomas Sutton, Samuel Furman. Proved 
March 29, 1763. 

1763, March 21. Inventory, £199.17.7, made by Joseph Higgens and 
William Gano. Lib. 11, p. 310. 

1764, Nov. 29. Lambert, John, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, bed and furniture. Rest of real and personal to 
be sold, except what belongs to my daughter, Anner. Wife, Mary, 
the Vs. of the whole of my estate during her widowhood, and she is 
to bring up my two youngest children, Jeremiah and Mary, till my 
son, Jeremy, is fit to put to a trade. Son, Joseph, £20. Son, Daniel, 
to have the lot, which he now has. Rest to my children in general. 
Executors — sons, Daniel and Joseph. Witnesses — John Fidler, Tim- 
othy Titus, Noah Hart. Proved Jan. 3, 1765. 

1764, Dec. 27. Inventory, £217.12.6, made by John Titus and Tim- 
othy Smith. 

1766, June 2. Account by Executors. Lib. 12, p. 132. 

1761, June 19. Lambson, Sarah, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., widow. 
Int. Adm'r — Solomon Alman. Fellowbondsmen — John Gilljohnson, 
and Sinnick Sinnickson; all of said place; yeomen. 

1761, May 29. Inventory, £117.14.7, made by John Phillpott and 
Henry Peterson. Lib. 10, p. 437. 

1761, March 11. Lander, William, Jr., of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Henry Lander. Fellowbondsman — John Parke; both of 
said place. Witness — Mary Smith. 

1761, March 9. Inventory, £20.1.1, made by Jonathan Robins and 
John Parke. Includes "Book account of William Lander, Sr.," and 
"Money in hands of John Lander." Lib. 10, p. 460. 

1760, Sept. 11. Lane, Abraham, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Hannah, £5, and some furniture. Son, Abraham, £100. Real estate 
to be sold. Daughters, Rebecca and Hannah, to have as much as the 
other daughters had at marriage. Wife to have use of estate to 
support children, and, after her death, the residue to my children, 
viz., Mary, wife of Aaron Van Sickle; Jane, wife of Samuel Osborn; 
Lucretia, wife of Arie Lane; Rebecca, Hannah and Abraham. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, brother, Gysbert Lane, and Bernardus Lagrange. Wit- 
nesses — Evert Duyckinck, Henry Kip, Andres Ten Eick. Proved Oct. 
3, 1761. Lib. H, p. 80. 



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1762, April 38. Lane, Cornelius, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Cornelius Lane, the eldest son, of said Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — George Reading, of Hunterdon Co. 

1762, March 5. Inventory, £193.6.10, made by Ebenezer Wordel and 
Job Cook. Lib. H, p. 78. 

1762, Sept. 9. Lane, Gisbert, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Son, Arie, the south % of my plantation, and to son, William, the 
north half. Daughters, Hannah and Elizabeth, £400. Wife, Hannah, 
to be provided for by the sons. Executors — my wife and sons, Arie 
and William. Witnesses — Peter Dumont, Peter Vroom, Barnard La- 
grange. Proved April 12, 1763. 

1763, April 21. Inventory, £759.18.9, made by Peter Vroom, John 
Vroom and Peter Dumont. Lib. H, p. 227. 

1762, Dec. 27. Lane, Henry, of Paramus, Bergen Co., merchant; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, % my estate. Son, William, % my estate. 
Daughter, Gesie Lena, %my estate. If both children die, then my 
estate to be to my wife, Elizabeth, and her mother, Gesie Lena 
Rousby. All my real in Bergen Co., and in City or Co. of New York, 
to be sold. Executors — my wife and William Rousby, merchant in 
New York. Witnesses — David Ackerman, Samuel Ackerman, Hen- 
drick Oldis and Anne Baldwin. Proved Jan. 29, 1763. Lib. H, p. 366. 

1738, Nov. 1. Lane, Jacob, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Son, Jacob, £5. Son, Matthias, all my lands and my goods, he paying 
all the legacies to son, Jacob, and daughters, Helena, Jane, Arajantie, 
and Elizabeth. To daughter, Helena Amack, £40. Daughter, Jane 
Van Cleef, £40. Daughter, Arajantie Golden, £40. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth Van Matren, £40. Executors — son, Matthias, and my brother- 
in-law, Derick Barkalow. Witnesses — Ann Henderson, Rachel Mitchel, 
John Henderson. Proved Feb. 16, 1762, by Rachel Mitchel, alias 
Dennis. 

1762, Feb. 16. Inventory, £43.12.6, made by Isaac Sutphen, Derik 
Sutphen, Jr., and John Henderson. Lib. H, p. 82. 

1768, March 11. Langbog, Paul, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Jacob 
Freas. Inventory £100.14.6. Lib. 13, p. 335. 

1763, April 29. Langevelt, Christina, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Boston Myers, of Bethlehem, said Co. Fellowbondsman — Nicholas 
Tilman, of Amwell, said Co. The said Christina Langevelt was "late 
Christina Lambert." Lib. 11, p. 338. 

1770, Nov. 14. Langley, William, of Salem Co.; will of. My goods 
are to be sold, and, after debts are paid, the rest to be divided be- 
tween my wife and daughter, provided that my wife, Mary, will take 
care of my daughter, Sarah, for one year, in sickness or health, as 
she is destitute of a home. Executor — Edward Roberts. Witnesses 
— John Gosling, Edward Roberts. Proved Nov. 24, 1770. 

1770, Nov. 23. Inventory, £106.15.10, made by Charles Ellet and 
James Parker. Lib. 15, p. 212. 

1769, June 26. Langstaff, James, of Springfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, George my lands and £100. Daughter, Mary 
Fox, £300. Daughters, Susannah Langstaff and Elizabeth Langstaff, 



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each a bed, and they to have the remainder. Executor — son, George. 
Witnesses — Jacob Merrit, John Woolman, Thomasin Merrit. Proved 
Oct. 17, 1769. 

1769, Oct. 16. Inventory, £1,386.6.2, made by Thomas Budd and John 
Goldy. File No. 8539 C. 

1760, Ang. 26. Lanitstaff, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, use of all personal and real, while my widow. Grand- 
son, John Langstaff, son of John Langstaff, deceased, lands south 
of Ambrose Brook, and % of new lots of salt meadow in Piscata- 
way Salt meadows, the north half of the 5 acre lot, and the east end 
of the other lot; and, if he die without issue, then the land south 
of Ambrose Brook, to be divided between my son, Henry, and my 
three daughters, Charlotte, Mary and Martha, and two granddaugh- 
ters, Sarah and Priscilla, daughters of John Langstaff, deceased. The 
said John Langstaff shall pay to his sister, Sarah Langstaff, £40, and 
to his sister, Priscilla, Langstaff, £40. Son, Henry, V2 of 2 lots of 
salt meadow in Piscataway, the south end of 5-acre lot, and west 
end of other lot. Grandsons, John and William Hopkins, sons of 
my daughter, Sarah Hopkins, deceased, each £5. Executors — wife, 
Mary, and son, Henry. Witnesses — David Conger, John Willson, Jr., 
John Arnold. Proved May 26, 1761. Lib. G, p. 434. 

1770, March 15. Laquier, John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — William Adams. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Corshon; 
both of said place. 

1770, March 19. Inventory, £101.9.1, made by Nathaniel Hunt, and 
Joseph Leigh. 

1770, June 24. Account by William Adams, Adm'r. 

1772, Dec. 10. Samuel Stevenson appointed Adm'r to continue set- 
tlement of estate. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Stevenson. 

Lib. 14, p. 407; Lib. 15, p. 3. 

1762, Jnne 26. Larew, Daniel, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. I give my estate to my wife, Margaret Larew, and my 
children which are born, or likely to be born, as follows: The chil- 
dren to be raised and educated out of the estate till my sons are 21, 
and my daughters 18. Executors — my friends, William Williamson 
and Abraham Laroe, both of Amwell. Witnesses — Moses Larowe, 
David Larowe, William Williamson. Proved Aug. 11, 1762. (Testator 
died June 27, 1762). 

1762, July 31. Inventory, £218.13.0, made by John Opdyck and Moses 
Larowe. Lib. 11, p. 358. 

1767, Ang. 4. Large, Elizabeth, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. All my estate to be sold, except one case of drawers, 
which I give to Rebecca Kester. To my sister, Rebecca Pritt, £10. 
To Elizabeth Myers, daughter of William Myers, and to Elizabeth 
Price, daughter of my sister, Ann Price, to each £5. Sons-in-law, 
Jacob Large and Robert Large, the rest of my estate. Executors — 
said Jacob Large and Robert Large. Witnesses — John Emley, Amie 
Stockton, Samuel Webster. Proved Oct. 21, 1767. 

1767, Aug. 31. Inventory, £108.14.0, made by Samuel Webster and 
John Emley. 
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1787, March 24. Account by Samuel Kester, surviving Executor of 
Robert Large, who was acting Executor of Elizabeth Large. Cash 
paid to Elizabeth Large, John Sherrard, Robert Large, Jr., W. Myers, 
Elizabeth Stevenson, Jr., John Stockton, Thompson Price, Solomon 
Mott, Jacob Large, Rebecca Pritt (legacy of £10), Elizabeth Bivan 
(legacy of £5), and others. 

1790, Nov. 11. A further account of Samuel Kester. Paid Elizabeth 
Myers' legacy in full, by her order, in favor of William Paxton. 

Lib. 13, p. 268. 

1765, May 30. Large, Samuel, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Eldest son, Jacob Large, 10 shillings. Son, Robert, 
£4. I have given to my two sons, Jacob and Robert, deeds for all 
my lands. Wife, Elizabeth, all the residue. Executrix — my wife. 
Witnesses — Mary Emley, Rebecca Pritty, Robert Emley. Proved 
July 26, 1765. 

1765, July 6. Inventory, £220.1.7, made by James Willson and 
Robert Emley. Lib. 12, p. 212. 

1760, April 29. Laroe, Samuel, of Romapogh in Bergen Co.; will of. 
Son, Jacobus, 10 acres of land for his birthright, and Va of the planta- 
tion where I live. Daughter, Waybrough, V 3 of plantation where she 
lives. Daughter, Mary, % of plantation where she lives. Son, 
Jacobus, and my daughter, Mary, each *& of the new mill. Executors 
— my son, Jacobus, and my sons-in-law, John Bertolf and Jacob Kogh. 
Witnesses — Lambartus Laroe, Jacobus Laroe and John Myer. Proved 
Oct. 9, 1761. Lib. H, p. 67. 

1766, Oct. 2. Lashells, Ralph, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — Anne 
Lashells, widow of said Ralph. Fellowbondsman — Lewis Forman, of 
Monmouth Co. 

1766, Oct. 7. Inventory, made by Coonradt Hendricks and Lasyor 
Morrell. Lib. I, p. 6. 

1766, March 12. Lawrence, Daniel, of Lower Precinct of Cape May 
Co., clerk; will of. Daughter, Nancy Lawrence, all the cloth that 
was her mother's. Son, Benjamin, books. Son, Daniel, 16 acres of 
land joining Daniel Hand on the west, Elijah Hughes on the south 
and southwest. Wife, Sarah; and my children, Nancy Lawrence, 
Benjamin Lawrence, Deborah Lawrence and Daniel Lawrence, my 
household goods and 2 negros. Executors — my wife and my friends, 
Rev. Andrew Hunter, Rev. William Ramsey, James Whilldin, Esq. 
and Thomas Hand. Witnesses — Henry Stevens, Mary Hughes, Elenor 
Whilldin, and Elijah Hughes. 

1766, March 17. Codicil. Proved Dec. 8, 1766. (Sarah Lawrence 
qualified as Executrix, same date; and Andrew Hunter, as Executor, 
Nov. 12, 1772). 

1766, July 23. Inventory, £455.14.10, made by John Eldredge and 
Henry Hand. 

1775, Oct. 9. Account by Amy Hunter, Executrix to Rev. Andrew 
Hunter, one of the Executors of Rev. Daniel Lawrence. Includes 
"To keeping 4 small children for 2 years, £39.1.10." 

Lib. 12, p. 338; Lib. 15, p. 547. 

1762, Jan. 24. Lawrence, John, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co.; 
will of. Being aged. Wife, Susannah, use of real and personal 
estate. Daughters, Elizabeth Whitehead, Hannah Roberts and Ame 



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Black, all my land in said Borough, after my wife's death. Grand- 
son, Samuel Lawrence, land near the Red Root in Middlesex Co., of 
10 acres, which I hold by virtue of a mortgage from John Eastwood. 
Grandson, John Lawrence (who is now beyond the sea), my gold 
buttons, provided he return home within one year after the present 
war is ended. Granddaughter, Susannah Lawrence, bed, spoons, etc. 
My wife's daughter, Grace Tharp, £10. My wife's granddaughter, 
Sarah Tharp, £10. My grandson, Samuel Lawrence, £10. My grand- 
son, Thomas Lawrence, £2. My granddaughter, Rachel Lawrence, £5. 
Rest of my personal estate to my three daughters and grandchildren 
by my son, "William, deceased. Executors — friends, Amos Morss and 
Abraham Clark, Jr. Witnesses — Joseph Bird, Richard Nicholas, David 
Hetfield. Proved Nov. 11, 1766. Lib. I, p. 16. 

1767, Jan. 16. Lawrence, John, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. My wife, Hannah, £200. Son, Benjamin, cedar swamp 
in Cumberland, East New Jersey, and land in Crosswicks. Fifty acres 
at south end of plantation where I live to be sold. Son, Jacob, the 
rest of plantation. Daughters, Elizabeth Imley, Amey Harbert and 
Deborah Vandike, the rest. Executors — wife, Hannah, and sons, Ben- 
jamin and Jacob. Witnesses — Amos Middleton, Abel Middleton, Ben- 
jamin David. Proved April 15, 1767. 

1767, April 9. Inventory, £606.0.5, made by William Miller and 
Abel Middleton. Lib. 13, p. 68. 

1764, March 15. Lawrence, Jonathan, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Abigail Lawrence. Inventory, £860.18.0. Lib. 12, p. 5. 

1766, June 25. Lawrence, Jonathan, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. 
Ward. Son of Jonathan Lawrence, of said place. Guardian — David 
Pierson. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Daten; both of said place, yeo- 
man. Lib. 12, p. 327. 

1761, Joly 28. Lawrence, Rachel, of Philadelphia; will of. Son, 
John Lawrence, land on the River Schuylkill, which I bought of my 
son and was purchased by him from Joseph Shute, and joins land 
belonging now to Joseph Galloway. Daughter, Mary Masters, some 
dishes. Granddaughter, Mary Masters, a stand. Granddaughter, 
Catherine, the daughter of my son, Thomas, my negro girl, Pegg. 
Granddaughter, Elizabeth, daughter of my son, John, silver can. 
Granddaughter, Rachel, daughter of my son, Thomas, gold watch. 
Son, Thomas, the rest of my estate. Executor — said son, Thomas. 
Witnesses — Valentine Standley, James Armitage, Richard Sewell. 
Proved May 11, 1768. (The will was first proved in Philadelphia 
and the original returned to that office from New Jersey). 

Lib. 13, p. 336. 

1768, Jan. 17. Lawrence, Sarah, of Cape May Co.; will of. I desire 
that my two youngest children, Deborah and Daniel, have all I 
possess. Executor — James Whillden, Esq. Witnesses — Daniel Cro- 
well, Elenor Whillden and Henry Hand. Proved Feb. 9, 1768. 

1768, Feb. 9. Inventory, £416.13.0, made by John Eldredge and 
Henry Hand. 

1774, May 17. Account by Executor. Includes legacies paid to Ann 
Lawrence, Jacob Hughes and wife, and Nancy Lawrence. 

Lib. 13, p. 525; Lib. 15, p. 518. 



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1770, Sept. 20. Lnwson, William, of Town of Waterbury, Connecti- 
cut; will of. (By copy). My estate to be sold and money sent to 
my father in Ireland, but, if he be dead, then to my brothers and sis- 
ters. Executor — my friend, Thomas Philips, of Waterbury, Conn. 
Witnesses — Thomas Wiggins, William Hick, James Huston. Proved 
Dec. 25, 1770. 

1770, Dec. 26. Inventory, £28.18.6, made by Jacob Hyer and Thomas 
Wiggins. Lib. K, p. 255. 

1767, Jan. 30. Leadly, John, of Salem, Salem Co., gentleman. Int. 
Adm'r — Grant Gibbon, Esq. Fellowbondsmen — Robert Johnson, Esq., 
and Joseph Smith, joiner; all of said place. 

1767, Jan. 26. Inventory, £44.2.10, made by Joseph Vanneman and 
Joseph Smith. • Lib. 13, p. 189. 

1759, Oct. 12. Learning, Lydia, of Cape May Co.; will of. Widow 
of Aaron Learning. I own a plantation where I formerly lived, be- 
tween James Edwards and Jeremiah Learning, and I give to my 
son, Jeremiah Learning, a part of the same; and he is to pay to my 
son, Richard Shaw, £65, and to my daughter, Lydia Taylor, £65, and 
to my son, John Shaw, £65, and to my son, Joshua Shaw, £65, and 
to my son, Nathan Shaw, £40. Son, Aaron Learning, the rest of 
lands. Son, Richard Shaw, £50. The residue to my children, Lydia 
Taylor, John Shaw, Joshua Shaw, Nathan Shaw, Aaron Learning, 
Jeremiah Learning and Elizabeth Learning. Executors — sons, John 
Shaw and Aaron Learning; but, if John refuse, then my son, Joshua 
Shaw. Witnesses — Samuel Foster, Ephraim Edwards, Lewis Cresse. 
Proved Oct. 8, 1762. 

1762, Oct. 2. Inventory, £863.14.4%, made by Jacob Richardson and 
Lewis Cresse. 

1773, Feb. 13. Account by Executors. Lib. 11, p. 236; Lib. 14, p. 514. 

1769, April 8. Leaiuount, John, of Somerset Co. Int. Admr — 
Thomas Burgie. Fellowbondsman — John Colyer; both of said Co. 
Witness — Margaret Penier. 

1769, April 7. Inventory, £23.4.1, made at Barnardstown, by James 
Morrison and John Colyer. 

1770, Sept. 4. Account by Adm'r. Lib. K, p. 93; File No. 373 R. 

1765, Oct. 31. Leddel, John, of Somerset Co. Ward. Son of Wil- 
liam Leddel, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — John Carl. Fellow- 
bondsman — Peter Layton; both of Morris Co. Lib. H, p. 541. 

1759, Feh. 7. Leddel, William, of Somerset Co., surgeon; will of. 
Whereas my wife has a child with her, named John, which child was 
begotten in my absence, and while I was on my lawful affairs in the 
West Indies; for which reason I disown said child, and, as he may 
by law be intitled to estate, I give him 5 shillings only. To William, 
the firstborn child of Easter Nightingal, of Somerset Co., who goes 
by the name of William Leddel, a lot of land which I bought from 
Matthias Degarmo, 15 of Feb., 1751, and contains 30 acres; and the 
land that joins to it, which I bought from John Philipse in 1754, of 
75 acres, and land I bought from Elisha Frazee, 17 of Aug. 1758, of 
23 acres; also my watch, cane and fire arms. I give my personal 
estate to my daughter, Mary Magdalen, the said William Leddel, 
Sarah, the daughter and 2nd born child of the said Easter Nightingal, 



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Easter, the daughter and 3rd born child of said Easter Nightingal, 
and Elizabeth, the daughter, 4th and last born child of said Easter. 
But my daughter, Mary Magdalen, or the Executors of my father, 
Joseph Leddel, are to clear my estate of any demand on account of a 
certain bond given by me to my father. To my friend, Easter Night- 
ingal, a share of the personal estate. Daughter, Mary Magdalen, 
the land I bought from John Hampton, 15 of Jan., 1752, of about 29 
acres, and a lot I bought from Ephraim Frazee, 4th of April, 1755, 
of 6 acres. Executors — my friends, Edward Lewis, of Somerset Co., 
and Doctor Moses Bloomfleld, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., and my 
friend, the said Easter Nightingal, of Somerset Co. Witnesses — 
Caleb Jones, Daniel Sayre, David Sayre. Proved June 22, 1761. 

Lib. G, p. 454. 

1765, Aug. 27. Leddel, William, of Somerset Co. Ward. Son of 
William Leddel ,of said Co., deceased. Guardian — John Carl. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Peter Layten; both of Morris Co. Lib. H, p. 520. 

1762, May 19. Lee, Mary, and others, of Essex Co. Wards. Guar- 
dian — William Edgar, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; of Mary Lee, 
William Lee and Abraham Lee, children of Abraham Lee, of Essex 
Co., deceased, the said Edgar being also Executor of the will of 
Abraham Lee. Said children are under 14 years of age. Fellow- 
bondsman — Robert Lee, of Middlesex Co. Witness — John Smyth. 

Lib. H, p. 106. 

1765, Jan. 30. Leeds, Daniel, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co., farmer; will of. To Mary Leeds, daughter of Robert Leeds, a 
bed. Wife, Rebecca, use of my plantation, to bring up my children. 
Daughters, Susanna Leeds, Dorcas Leeds, and Rachel Leeds, the 
plantation, and my other land. If my children die, then I give my 
estate to my three brothers, John, Japhet and Nehemiah. Execu- 
tors — my brother, Japhet Leeds, Daniel Smith, and my wife. Wit- 
nesses — Ann Leeds, Benjamin Hoffmin and Felix Leeds. Proved 
March 21, 1765. 

1765, March 13. Inventory, £1,348.10.2, made by Jesse Smith and 
Evi Smith. 

1784, Sept. 18. Account by Rebecca Smith (late Rebecca Leeds) the 
surviving Executor. Includes "Paid Nehemiah Leeds, for his son 
Laban. Paid doctor's bill, nursing, and funeral expenses, of Darkes 
Leeds, deceased, £12.10.0. For clothing and support of the three 
legatees, to wit., Susannah Leeds, 6 yrs. and 7 mo., £79; Rachel 
Leeds, 15 yrs. and 7 mo., £187; and Darkis Leeds, 8 yrs. and 3 mo., 
£99." Lib. 12, p. 65; Lib. 25, p. 544. 

1760, Jan. 9. Leeds, Hannah, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. My eldest daughter, Sarah Briggs, £30. My second 
daughter, Mary Kenton, £35. My youngest daughter, Rebeckah Ridg- 
way, £35. Son, Titan Leeds, 5 shillings. Son, Abraham Leeds, rest of 
real and personal. Executor — son, Abraham Leeds, of Evesham. Wit- 
nesses — John Murphy, Robert Fenton, Richard Liven. Proved April 
1, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 341. 

1764, Dee. 27. Leeds, Vincent, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. To Mary Knight, alias Mary Roswell, £50. To 
Barbary Inger, £10. Remainder to my wife, Anna, both personal and 



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my grandson, John Goelet. Rest of my estate to my daughters, 
Sarah, Rachel and Elizabeth. The share of Elizabeth Goelet is to 
be managed by my Executor during the life of her present husband, 
Francis Goelet, and, after his death, if it should please God he should 
die, then her share is to be given to her. Executor — my son-in-law, 
John Berrien. Witnesses — John Smyth, Norris Thorp, Alexander 
Watson. Proved June 13, 1761. Lib. H, p. 9. 

1759, Nov. 4. Leonard, Henry, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Euphame Arrabella Leonard, *4 of my real and personal. The rest 
to my sons, Robert Morris Leonard and Henry Leonard, and my 
daughter, Susanna Leonard. My sister, Sarah Leonard, £10. Execu- 
tors — brothers, Samuel and Thomas Leonard, my brother-in-law, 
Samuel Cook, Courtland Skinner and my wife, Euphame Arrabella 
Leonard. Witnesses — William Ely, Elizabeth Stogdell. Proved Nov. 
2, 1761. Lib. H, p. 39. 

1761, June 1. Leonard, Joshua, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Paul 
Leonard. Fellowbondsman — David Tuttle; both of said Co. 

1761, May 29. Renunciation by Sarah Leonard, the widow, in 
favor of Paul Leonard. Witness — Josiah Leonard. Lib. H, p. 442. 

1763, Dec. 13. Leonard, Nathaniel, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. My wife, Deliverance, £50. Son, John, 10 acres 
where he lives, on the place I bought of the Executors of Benjamin 
Cooper. Rest of personal and real to be divided between my sons, 
John, Nathaniel, Joseph and Thomas. Son, Nathaniel, to have my 
homestead, where I live, and he shall take care of his mother, and 
provide for his brother, Thomas, while a minor. Executors — sons, 
John, Nathaniel and Joseph, and my relation, Andrew Bowne (son 
of John). Witnesses — James Winter, Phebe Taylor, Samuel Bown. 
Proved Dec. 29, 1763. 

1764, Jan. 4. Inventory, £399.11.9, made by John Layton, Samuel 
Bowne, William Bowne. Lib. H, p. 527. 

1768, March 8. Leonard, Thomas, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Edmond Beakes. Fellowbondsman — John Everet; both of Trenton 
Twsp., said Co. Witness — Bowes Reed. Lib. 13, p. 438. 

1768, Sept. 8. Leslie, William, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. 
Ward. Son of George Leslie, of same place, deceased. He makes 
choice of Doctor John Cochran as his Guardian. 

1768, Sept. 8. Guardian — John Cochran, of New Brunswick, Doctor 
of physick. Fellowbondsman — Stephen Skinner, Esq., of Perth Am- 
boy; both of said Co. Witness — Isaac Browne. Lib. I, p. 336. 

1766, Nov. 5. Letts, Francis, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Catharine Letts, the widow. Fellowbondsman — William Lorton; both 
of said Co. 

1766, Nov. 11. Inventory, made by David Gosling and John Griggs. 

1766, Dec. 9. Account by Catharine Letts. Includes "Paid to the 
school master, 14 shillings." File No. 1447-1449 L; 4337-4338 L. 

1768, Oct. 22, Levigood, Peter, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. To Thomas Maskell, son of Daniel Maskell, my coat; 



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also rest of estate. Executor — Daniel Maskell. Witnesses — Jonathan 
Bowen, Jr., James Ewing, Joseph Hutton. Proved Dec. 12, 1768. 

1768, Oct. 26. Inventory, £50.13.7, made by Thomas Maskell and 
Jonathan Bowen, Jr. Lib. 13, p. 487. 

1764, Nov. 27. Lewis, Elizabeth, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of John Lewis, of Amwell, said Co. She makes choice of her 
friend, Samuel Thatcher, of Amwell, as her Guardian. 

1764, Nov. 27. Guardian — Samuel Thatcher. Fellowbondsman — 
Andrew Crawford. Lib. 12, p. 36. 

1764, Nov. 27. Lewis, Jacob and John, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Sons and devisees of John Lewis, of Amwell, said Co. They make 
choice of their friend, Andrew Crawford, of Bethlehem, said Co., as 
their Guardian. 

1764, Nov. 27. Guardian — Andrew Crawford. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Thatcher, of Amwell. Lib. 12, p. 36. 

1761, March 9. Lewis, Sarah, of Waterford, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Christopher Eggmen (Egmond). Fellowbondsman — Bartho- 
lomew Eggmen (Edgmon); both of said Co. 

1761, March 7. Inventory, £13.14.0, made by Bartholomew Eggmen 
and Isaac Fish. Lib. 10, p. 174. 

1763, Sept. 17. Lewis, Thomas, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co.; 
will of. My wife to have use of that part of plantation where I live, 
that I bought of Edward Lewis, of 31 acres, which was first conveyed 
by James Alexander to Samuel Rolfe, and by him to Edward Lewis. 
Sons, Jacob and Zepheniah, the plantation I bought of Daniel Sut- 
ton, of 190 acres, and they are to pay the bonds which I owe to John 
Ayers and John Primrose. Daughters, Ann, Sarah, Mary and Rachel, 
my personal estate. Executor — my brother, Edward Lewis, of Ber- 
nards Town. Witnesses — Zachariah Sutton, William Doty, John 
Brees. Proved Oct. 5, 1763. Lib. H, p. 309. 

1765, Oct. 23. Lewis, Walter, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Christopher Lucas. Fellowbondsman — Richard West- 
coat; both of Egg Harbor, yeomen. Witness — Thomas Clark. 

1765, Oct. 22. Inventory, £26.15.6, made by John Hawkins and 
Richard Westcoat. Lib. 12, p. 284. 

1747, Nov. 2. Leydecker, Ryck, of Hackinsack in Bergen Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary, all real and personal while my widow. 
Sons, Gerrit Lydecker and Sam Benson Lydecker, all my fast estate. 
Daughters, Cornelia, Marretje, Elizabeth, Rachel and Cathrina Ly- 
decker, £25 each. Executors — my wife, Mary, and, after her death, 
my brothers, Cornelius Lydecker and Abraham Lydecker, both of 
Hackinsack. Witnesses — Robert Livesey, Isaac Delamater, Edmund 
Lynott and Phillip MeCarguin. Proved July 28, 1766. Lib. H, p. 635. 

1761, March 1. Leyton, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. All my debts to be paid by my four eldest sons. All 
real, and personal to my four sons, Safety Layton, Andrew Layton, 
John Layton, and William Layton, when William is 21. The said 
sons are to take care of my three youngest daughters, and of my 



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daughter, Ann, till she is 18. The said four sons are to provide for 
their mother, and also for my son, Thomas, till he is 16, when he is to 
have £100. Daughter, Catharine, £15. Daughter, Hester, £30. Daugh- 
ter, Hannah, £30. Daughter, Ann, £30. Executors — sons, Safety, An- 
drew, John and William. Witnesses — Samuel Layton, George Harri- 
son, John Morris. Proved May 13, 1761. 

1761, June 1. Inventory, £199.16.0, made by Joseph Burdge and 
George Rhe. Lib. G, p. 448. 

1762, April 19. Liddon, Ferryman, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Peti- 
tion of said Perryman Liddon, eldest son and heir of Henry Liddon, 
of Greenwich Twsp., yeoman, deceased, stating that he has lands by 
descent from his father, and prays that his friend, Samuel Liddon, 
may be made his Guardian, till 21. Witnesses — John Ladd and Han- 
nah Ladd. 

1762, April 19. Guardian — Samuel Liddon, yeoman. Fellowbonds- 
man — Jacob Spicer, yeoman, both of Greenwich Twsp. Witnesses — 
Hannah Ladd and John Ladd. Lib. 11, p. 127. 

1762, Sept. 17. Lie, George, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., laborer. Int. 
Adm'r — Hendrick Paber (Fover). Fellowbondsman — John Nelson, both 
of said place, yeomen. Lib. 11, p. 372. 

1755, Sept. 23. Liens, Coonrad, of Saddle River Precinct, Bergen 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Daniel, a gun. Wife, Cathren, all real 
and personal while my widow. The place where I live to be divided 
into 3 parts; one lot to go to Coonrad Liens (alias Rutan), a son that 
my wife had before I married her, and one lot to my son, Daniel, 
and the third lot to my son, Abraham. Son, Peter, % of two other 
small lots, and the other % to my son Henry. Son, John Liens, a 
maintainance from Coonrad Liens, Alice Rutan, Daniel Liens, Abra- 
ham Liens, Peter Liens and Henry Liens. Daughter, Rachel Liens, 
£20. Daughter, Margrete Liens, £20. Daughter, Magdalen Liens, £20. 
Daughter, Cathrine Liens, £20. After death or marriage of my wife, 
the personal estate to be divided among Coonrad Liens (alias Rutan), 
my sons, Daniel Liens, John Liens, Peter Liens, Abraham Liens, 
Henry Liens, and my daughters, Rachel Liens, Margret Liens, Mag- 
dalen Liens, Catherin Liens. Executor — son, Daniel. Witnesses — 
Joost Beam, Joseph Bartram and Coonrad Beam. 

1763, June 2. Codicil. My three sons, Coonrad Liens, Jr., Abraham 
Liens and Daniel Liens, shall allow my son, Anthony Liens 10 acres 
(not of age). Witnesses — Robert Clark, John Liens and Abraham 
Liens, Sr. Proved Oct. 12, 1769. Lib. K, p. 137. 

1763, June 23. Linen, Samuel, of Penns Neck, Salem Co.; will of. 
Son, Samuel Linch, all my lands. Daughter, Hannah Linch, a bed, 
and 3 cows. Daughter, Rebecca, 20 shillings. Wife, Magdelen, to 
have her thirds. Rest of moveable estate to my daughters, Elizabeth, 
Sarah, Mary and Hannah Linch, and each to have £15. Executors — 
son, Samuel, and Obadiah Loyd. Witnesses — Robert Clark, James 
Clark, John Gray. Proved Sept. 7, 1763. 

1763, Sept. 5. Inventory, £319.6.5, made by William Guest and Rob- 
ert Clark. Lib. 11, p. 450. 

1779, May 3. Account of "Samuel Lynch," by John Lockhart, Adm'r. 
Value of goods, £238.5.5. Lib. 22, p. 67; Pile No. 1289% Q. 



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1762, Nov. 4. Llndsley, Aaron, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Stephen 
Lindsley, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Joseph Wood. Fellow- 
bondsman — Isaac Winans; both of Morris Co. Lib. H, p. 198. 

1763, April 7. Lindsly, Kllhn, of Morris Co.; will of. Eldest son, 
Jabes, land on south side of Morristown road. Youngest son, Elihu, 
land on north side. Daughter, Sarah, a bed and £3. Daughters, 
Elizabeth, Kezia and Sarah, rest of personal. Executors — friends, 
Benjamin Lindsly and William Smith. Witnesses — Stephen More- 
house, Lawrence Willison, Moses Browne. Proved April 24, 1762. 

1762, May 4. Inventory, made by Richard Minthorn and Paul Day. 

Lib. H, p. 135. 

1770, March 13. Lindsly, Junta, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. My land where I live and the tract at the Great Pond to be 
sold. To wife, Hannah, and to each daughter, Charity, Mary and 
Rachel, £50. To sons, Ephraim, Junia, Agur and Nehemiah, £100 each. 
Sons to be put to trades. Executors — my brother, John Lindsly, and 
friend, Ebenezer Condict. Witnesses — Jacob Goble, Mary Cooper, 
Timothy Johnes. Proved April 9, 1770. Lib. K, p. 215. 

1763, Aug. 7. Llnken, Nathan, of Sussex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, 
Hannah, £50 and various goods. My sister, Tabitha Linken, £25. 
Sons, Daniel and Thomas, rest of estate, when 21. Real estate to be 
sold. Abigail Lenard, who has lived with me for some time, is to 
have something. Executors — Joseph Givin and Thomas Hoovy, both 
of Mendham in Morris Co. Witnesses — John Wood, Mary Youngs, 
Brice Ricky. Proved Aug. 26, 1763. 

1763, Sept. 2. Inventory, £284.10.6, made by Robert Huie and Brice 
Riky. Lib. I, p. 34. 

1765, Jan. 6. Linmier, Chrlstlanna, Christopher, Nicholas and Sa- 
rah, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Wards. Children of Christopher 
Lynmire, of said place, deceased, having lands devised to them by 
their father, make choice of John Pitman as their Guardian, in 
case of the sons till 21. Same day John Pitman appointed Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — John Helm, both of Upper Penns Neck Twsp., yeo- 
man. Lib. 12, p. 178. 

1763, March 22. Lippincott, David, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, £60, and otherwise provided for. Son, 
David, £150. Son, Jonathan, plantation where I live. Daughter, 
Mary Parent, £30, when she is 21. Daughter, Rhoda Lippincott, £40, 
when 21. Sons, David and Jonathan, my cedar swamp. Grandson, 
Solomon Lippincott, £5. Grandson, David Parent, £4. Executors — 
son, Jonathan, and Daniel Saxton. Witnesses — Sarah Sexton, Marget 
Smart, Samuel Emley. Proved May 20, 1762. 

1762, April 28. Inventory, £621.8.0, made by William Lawrie and 
Samuel Emley. Lib. 11, p. 179. 

1764, May 17. Lippincott, Freedom, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. To my daughter, Hope Jones, 5 shillings; and 
also the children she had by her first husband, Thomas Wallace, de- 
ceased, viz., Rebecca, Thomas, Hope and Mary, each 5 shillings; and 
also to the two children she has by her present husband, Henry 
Jones, viz., Caleb and Sarah, each 5 shillings. To my granddaughter, 



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Mary Basset, daughter of my daughter Mary, £10 when 18. Son, 
Daniel, riding creature and saddle. Remainder to my sons, Solomon, 
Samuel, Joshua and Daniel, and my grandson, Job Lippincott, son 
of my son Caleb, deceased. Executors — sons, Samuel and Daniel. 
Witnesses — Abraham Allen, Henry Glass, Hannah Eldridge. Proved 
Sept. 2, 1768. 

1768, Sept. 1. Inventory, £139.17.10, made by Micajah Wills and 
Abraham Allen. Lib. 13, p. 420. 

1768, Aug. 29. Lippincott, Jacob, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Ward. Son of Jacob Lippincott, of said place; makes choice of 
Abraham Heulings, of said Twsp., as his Guardian, till 21. Said 
Heulings appointed, with Ezekiel Lippincott, of said Twsp., on his 
bond. Lib. 13, p. 433. 

1764, Dec. 15. Lippincott, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
blacksmith; will of. Wife, Mary, use of real and personal, while my 
widow, and she is to educate the children. Children, William, Jacob, 
Lydia, Margaret and John, all the estate, when 21. Executors — 
friends, Joseph Potter and Richard Lawrence. Witnesses — Richard 
Tole, Joseph Hulit, Andrew Stephens. Proved Jan. 17, 1765. 

Lib. H, p. 565. 

1760, Nov. 20. Lippincott, Obadiah, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. All my lands at Kettle Creek to my four sons, which lands I 
bought of the Executors of Thomas Lippincott, said sons being, 
Jacob, Robert, Samuel and Judiah (all under age). Wife, Phebe, use 
of real till sons are 21. Executor — my brother, John Lippincott. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Wolcott, Samuel Lippincott and John Craddock. 
Proved Jan. 31, 1761. Lib. G, p. 390. 

1765, Feb. 25. Lippincott, Remembrance, of Twsp. and Co. of 
Gloucester, laborer; will of. After debts are paid estate to be divided 
between Richard Cheesman, Uriah Cheesman, Richard Cheesman, Jr., 
Deborah Smallwood, Drusilla Hillman, Tamer Jones, Ephraim Chees- 
man, Isable Cheesman and James Rowand. Executor — friend, Rich- 
ard Cheesman, Sr. Witnesses — Edward Bruin, Isaac Tomlinson. 
Proved Feb. 20, 1769. 

1768, April 15. Inventory, £65.7.6, made by Lazarus Pine and Ed- 
ward Bruin. Lib. 14, p. 51. 

1763, April 15. Lippincott, William, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Advanced in years. Son, Darius, land at Squancom, 
in Shrewsbury, of 12 acres. I have already given to my four sons, 
Wilber, Samuel, Remembrance and James. Daughter, Abigail, wife 
of John Grandine, £20. Wife, Hannah, personal estate and, at her 
death, to go to my four daughters, Sarah, Increase, Phebe and Han- 
nah. Executors — wife, Hannah, and my son-in-law, Nathan Tilton. 
Witnesses — Andrew Stephens, Avis Fisher, Miln Parker. Proved 
Feb. 11, 1765. 

1765, Feb. 11. Renunciation by Hannah Lippincott, the widow, 
"being old and infirm." Witness — Elihu Williams. 

1765, Feb. 11. Inventory, £81.2.1, made by Joseph Potter and 
Elihu Williams. Lib. H, p. 529; Lib. H, p. 534. 



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1763, Jan. 20. Littell (Little), Jacob, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Mary Little, the widow. Fellowbondsman — John Little; 
both of said place. 

1763, Feb. 15. Inventory, £50.15.8, made by John Stites and Thomas 
Thompson. Lib. H, p. 272. 

1767, Aug. 6. Little, Elizabeth, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Redstreak, yeoman. Fellowbondsmen — "William Robin- 
son and Jacob Townsend, yeomen; all of said place. 

1767, Aug. 5. Inventory, £102.17.3, made by William Robinson and 
Jacob Townsend. Lib. 13, p. 190. 

1761, Jan. 1. Little, Robert, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Daughter, Phebe Locker, one acre and a half of 
my homestead, and it is to include my house; and, at her death, I 
give V2 acre thereof to my grandson, Robert Little Locker, and the 
other acre to her other children. Son, Joseph Little, my salt meadow 
and, at his death, to go to his son, William. Speaks of a brother, 
Jonathan Little, holding a mortgage. Grandchildren, Robert Little, 
son to Joseph Little, and Robert Little Locker, son of my daughter, 
Phebe Locker, my right to the undivided lands in the Elizabeth Town 
purchase. If son, Joseph, bring any account against my estate, then 
my Executors are to charge him for keeping his daughter, Sarah, the 
time she lived with me; and, if my son-in-law, John Locker, bring 
any account against my estate, then my Executors are to rent out the 
land I have devised to my daughter, Phebe, his wife, long enough to 
discharge said debt. Granddaughter, Sarah Little, to have schooling, 
to the amount of £5, till 18. Household goods to be sold, and money 
to be given to my grandchildren, Robert Little, William Little and 
Sarah Little (children of Joseph Little) and Robert Little Locker, 
John Yeates Locker and Ann Locker (children of my daughter, Phebe 
Locker). Executors — friends, William Winans and John Burrows. 
Witnesses — Ebenezer Spining, Elihu Woodruff, John Jones. Proved 
July 9, 1761. 

1761, May 9. Inventory, £106.19.10, made by Henry Garthwaite and 
Ebenezer Spining. Lib. H, p. 21. 

1765, May 6. Little, Thomas, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
My mother to be provided for. My daughters, Jane and Martha, 
£30 each, when 21. Rest of my estate to my wife, Ester, and my 
sons, William, Andrew, John, James, Christopher and Robert; but 
my children are to be schooled. Sons, William and Andrew, to have 
the lands. Executors — John Hanna and my son, William. Witnesses 
— Richard Crooks, Joseph Sinclair, Elizabeth Sinclair. Proved July 
29, 1765. 

1765, July 1. "These are to certifie that we the mother, and now 
the widow of the within named Thomas Little, deceased, do hereby 
acknowledge the said Thomas Little's will hereunto annexed, the 
same being read unto us, and we fully understand, being fully con- 
tent, and submiting thereto, we desire the same to be fully prose- 
cuted to the true intent and meaning of said will, as witness our 
hands and seals the day and year abovesaid. Esther Little, by mark. 
(Seal). Witnesses. Thomas Litle, Thomas Fleming." 

1765, July 8. Inventory, £470.0.11, made by John Cowan and Philip 
Titus. Lib. 12, p. 210. 



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1766, Sept. 29. Little, Thomas, of Bethlehem Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Jane, £30. Son, Joseph, £30, and the rest of Leonard 
Cryster's time. Son, Thomas, £30. Son, William, £30. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Little, £30. Daughter, Mary Foster, £5. Daughter, Jane 
£30. Rest to my wife and children, in general. Executors — sons, 
Joseph and Thomas. Witnesses — Johan Bartholomew, James Bigger, 
Francis McShane. Proved Nov. 17, 1766. 

1766, Nov. 11. Inventory, £327.2.11, made by Francis McShane and 
Johan Bartholomew. Lib. 12, p. 407. 

1762, Oct. 19. Little, William, of Mansfield, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Peter Tallman of same place. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Al- 
linson of Burlington. 

1762, Oct. 19. Renunciation by Amey Little, the widow. 

Lib. 11, p. 240. 

1762, Oct. 21. Inventory, £46.14.5*6, made by Peter Tallman. 

1765, Jan. 7. Livermore, Isaac, of Rockaway, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Henry Broadwell, at the request of the principal creditors. 
Fellowbondsman — Noadiah Potter; both of Elizabeth Borough, Essex 
Co. Lib. H, p. 423. 

1763, April 23. Lock, Jonas, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co.; 
will of. To my sister's daughter, Marcy Cox, one cow. My sister-in- 
law, Charles Lock's wife, a mare. Cousin, Peter Lock, son of Charles 
Lock, rest of moveable estate and my lands. Executor — cousin, An- 
drew Lock. Witnesses — Thomas Denny, William Homan, Has Urine. 
Proved June 10, 1765. 

1765, June 10. Renunciation of Andrew Lock. Witnesses — William 
Homan and Mathew Gill. 

1765, June 11. Administrator, with the will annexed — Charles Lock, 
of Greenwich Twsp., said Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Mathew 
Gill, of same place, weaver. 

1765, May 29. Inventory, £127.12.9, made by Mathew Gill and Wil- 
liam Homan. Lib. 12, p. 168. 

1761, Sept. 14. Lock, Swan, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
yeoman. Int. Adm'x — Sarah Lock. Fellowbondsman — John Rey- 
nalds; both of said Co. Witness — Samuel Mickle. 

1761, Aug. 20. Inventory, £126.10.4%, made by John Reynalds 
and John Wilkinson. Lib. 10, p. 434. 

1762, Oct. 30. Lockhart, James, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Lockhart, his widow. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Berry; both 
of said place. Lib. H, p. 197. 

1763, Jnne 7. Lo^an, John, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas 
Logan, father of said John. Fellowbondsman — Brice Rickey, of Som- 
erset Co. 

1763, July 8. Inventory, £263.13.1, made by Morgin Young and 
Samuel Muckelrath. Lib. H, p. 245. 

1762, May 27. Long:, An»ell, of Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. 
Brother, David Long, to be Guardian of my three sons, Jonathan, 
Constantine and Uriah. Lands may be sold for the benefit of my sons. 



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Executors — my said brother and my cousin, Joseph Paullin. Wit- 
nesses — Andrew Long, Alexander Randall, Silas Randall. Proved 
June 22, 1762. 

1762, June 21. Inventory, £146.15.10, made by Abraham Long and 
Andrew Long. 

1770, April 18. Account of Lucy Long, Executrix of David Long 
(who was one of the Executors of Ansel Long), and Joseph Paullin. 

Lib. 11, p. 265; Lib. 15, p. 15. 

1770, Feb. 14. Long, Constantino, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. 
Ward. Son of Ansel Long, of said place, who, by will, left a legacy 
to Constantine. Guardian — William Newcomb, of Fairfield, Cumber- 
land Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Moses Remington, of Green- 
wich, Cumberland Co., yeoman. Lib. 15, p. 1. 

1768, Nov. 16. Long, Daniel, of Elsinboro, Salem Co., laborer. Int. 
Adm'x — Prudence Long, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsmen — 
John Firth, of said place, carpenter, and Thomas Norris, of Town of 
Salem, ship wright. 

1768, Dec. 6. Inventory, £90.15.10, made by John Firth and Wil- 
liam Abbott. Lib. 13, p. 477. 

1769, May 14. Long, David, of Cumberland Co.; will of. My wife, 
Lucy, may sell my real and moveable estate, and I give her y 2 of my 
estate, and the other % to son Peter, when 21. Executrix — my wife; 
and uncle, Thomas Sayrs, to be assistant to her. Witnesses — Elijah 
Bowen, Jr., Daniel Bowen, Ruth Langlee. Proved Dec. 8, 1769. 

1769, Dec. 6. Inventory, £201.12.5, made by John Wheaton and 
Ephraim Mills. Lib. 14, p. 168. 

1764, May 3. Long, John, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Brother, David Long, all personal and real estate, but 
he to keep and educate my son, David, till 17, and then shall put to 
interest £50; which my son is to have when 21; but, if he die, then 
the sum is to go to all my brothers and sisters. Executor — brother, 
David. Witnesses — George Peirson, Robert Kelsay, Hannah Mulford. 
Proved June 11, 1764. 

1764, June 11. Inventory, £59.7.0, made by George Peirson and 
Daniel Stretch. 

1765, Feb. 1. Account by Executor. Lib. 12, p. 24. 

1769, Dec. 9. Long, Jonathan, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. Ward. 
Son of Ansell Long, of said place, who, by will left a legacy to Jona- 
than. Guardian — William Newcomb, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Abel Shepherd, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co., 
yeoman. Lib. 15, p. 4. 

1766, Aug. 19. Longfleld, Henry, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Goods to be sold, as also my lands, but reserving the family 
graveyard, of 14 acre. The money to be given to the children, Thom- 
as, Mary, Catherine, and, in trust, for Cornelius, but, if he reform, 
he may have his share. Executors — James Neilson and Samuel 
Kemble. Witnesses — Edward Antill, Anthony White, John Cochran. 
Proved Sept. 15, 1770. Lib. K, p. 241. 



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1760, Jan. 10. Longstreet, Aron, of Shrewsbury Twsp., in Man- 
asquan, Monmouth Co.; will of. "I am son of Derick Longstreet, and 
am very sick with smallpox." The lands willed to me by my father 
I give to my brothers, Samuel and Derrick. To Catharine, my brother 
Stoffle's daughter, £40. To Else, my brother Stoffel's daughter, £40, 
To my mother, cows and sheep. I desire my uncle, Samuel, to have 
a deed for % part of the lands which was Hartshorn's, purchased in 
partnership before my father's death. Executors — my uncle, Samuel, 
and my brother-in-law, Peter Wycoff. Witnesses — Anne Osborn, 
Moses Richards, Remembrance Lippincott. Proved Oct. 3, 1761. 

1762, April 10. Inventory, made by William Morton and Gersham 
Bills. Lib. H, p. 494. 

1759, Dee. 23. Longstreet, Richard, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Alice, the profits of the plantation, upon 
which my house stands, which plantation my father bought of John 
West, and, by his will, gave to me. Eldest son (now living), Samuel, 
my plantation at Shark River, and 3 acres of meadow off of that 
place which I bought of Joseph Pearce. My two younger sons, Aury 
and Richard, the rest of my lands. My three eldest daughters (being 
married), £100 each. Daughter, Alice, £100 and an outset. My young- 
er daughter, Anne, who is not married, £120. My three eldest daugh- 
ters are named, Catharine, Moica and Mary. Granddaughters, Cath- 
arine and Alice, being daughters of my eldest son, Stoffel, £30 each, 
when they are 21. Executors — sons, Samuel and Aury. Witnesses — 
William Brewer, Michael Roberson, Thomas Bell, Mery Wilkins. 
Proved April 18, 1761. Probate to Samuel Longstreet, surviving ex- 
ecutor, the son, Aury, being dead. 

1761, June 10. Inventory, made by James Lawrence and Samuel 
Osborn. Lib. G, p. 384. 

1761, Jnly 8. Longworth, David, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Isaac Longworth, heir-at-law. Pellowbondsman — Uzal Ogden; both 
of said place. Witness — Lewis Ogden. Lib. H, p. 14. 

1765, April 13. Loofborrow, Abraham, of City of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas Skinner, Jr., principal creditor. 
Fellowbondsman — Thomas Crowell; both of said place. Witness — 
John Thomson. 

1765, April 13. Renunciation of Kezia Loofbourrow, the widow. 

Lib. H, p. 419. 

1764, May 12. Loots, Johannis, of Tieneck in Bergen Co., yeoman; 
will of. Cousin, Wiert Banta, £5 for his birthright. My fast lands 
in Tiene-fly to the heirs of Paulus Loots, dec'd. Cousins, Wiert 
Banta, Jacob Banta, Paulus Banta and David Banta, land in Bergen 
Co. in the mountains, and they shall pay to the heirs of Paulus Loots, 
dec'd, namely, John Hendrickse Banta and Geesje Cammegaar, £40 
each; also to Jacob Andriese Westervelt £25. My sister, Tryntje 
Cammegaar, a maintainance while unmarried. Sister, Geesje Cam- 
megaar, a negro. To the heirs of Paulus Loots, dec'd, namely, John 
Banta and Geesje Cammegaar, wood. Moveable estate to my cousins, 
namely, Wiert Hendrickse Banta, Jacob Banta, Paulus Banta, David 
Banta, and the children of their sister Lena. Executors — my cousins, 
Wiert Hendrickse Banta and Jacob Hendrickse Banta. Witnesses — 



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Robert Livesey, Siebeij Banta and Albert H. Banta. Proved June 15, 

1764. Lib. H, p. 447. 

1764, June 15. Inventory, £640.7.4, made by Peter Zabriskie and 

Albert Banta. 788 B. 

1762, Aug. 16. Loots, Paul, of Hackensack in Bergen Co., yeoman; 
will of. My portion of land at Tieneck shall remain in possession 
of my brother, John Loots. Wife, Rachel, is to remain in same right. 
To my sister, Geesje Cammegaar, and my cousin, John Hendrickse 
Banta, after the death of my brother, John Loots, all real. To the 
heirs of my sister, Tryntje Cammegaar, £200. To Andries Wester- 
velt, son of Jacob Westervelt, now living with me, £24. Executors — 
cousins, John Hendrickse Banta and John Acker. Witnesses — Albert 
H. Banta, Casparus Westervelt and Robert Livesey. Proved Oct. 16, 
1763. Lib. H, p. 392. 

1764, Jan. 7. Inventory, £400, made by Johannis Demarest and 
Peter Zabriskie. 616 B. 

1764, March 15. Liorance, Jonathan, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Abigail Lorance. Fellowbondsmen — David Ogden and 
Nathaniel Ogden; all of said place. Witnesses — Joseph Ogden and 
James Ray. 

1764, March 9. Inventory, £860.18.0, made by Joseph Ogden and 
James Ray. Lib. 12, p. 5. 

1766, Oct. 6. Lord, Joseph, of Morris River, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Nathaniel Lord, 10 shillings. Daughter, Catharine 
Westcoate, 10 shillings. Daughter, Flowrandor Corson, 10 shillings. 
Wife, Mary, % "-he personal estate. Son, George, £40, when 21. Sons, 
Joseph and Absolam, and daughters, Hannah and Mary, rest of estate, 
when they are of age. Executors — wife, Mary, and my son, George. 
Overseer — friend, Abraham Jones, Esq., of Morris River. Witnesses — 
William McGlaughlin, Thomas Daniels, Jussta Lock. Proved Feb. 25, 
1767. 

1767, Feb. 20. Inventory, £184.10.1, made by Thomas Daniels and 
Joseph Savage. Lib. 13, p. 155. 

1760, April 17. Lord, Joshua, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. My body to be buried by my son, Joshua. Son, 
Joshua, all my lands, and he is to allow my daughter, Elizabeth Loru, 
the use of the house. Son, Joshua, to have the time of my servant 
lad, William Carson. Grandson, Phinehas Lord, saddle and bridle. 
Son-in-law, Joseph Gibson, to have clothing, etc., and to his wife, 
who is my daughter Sarah, £5. Daughter, Eunice, wife of John Starr, 
£5. Daughter, Elizabeth, the residue. Executrix — daughter, Eliza- 
beth. Witnesses — William Wilkins, Anthony Sharp, Mary Sharp. 
Proved Feb. 16, 1761. Lib. 10, p. 392. 

1770, March 12. Lore, Hezeklah, of Morris River, Cumberland Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, Deborah, % of moveable estate. Son, Jona- 
than, £5. Son, David, is to give to Ichabod Lore's 3 sons, £4 each, 
when they are 21. Son, David, my tools. My daughters, Sarah, Han- 
nah and Rebekah, the rest of moveable estate. The salt meadow 
below Fortascue Island below Nantuxet Neck, to my four daughters, 

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Elizabeth, Sarah, Hannah and Rebekah. Son, David, my plantation. 
Executors — sons, Jonathan and David. Witnesses. William Van- 
hook, Annanias Shaw, John Bragg. Proved June 15, 1770. 

1770, June 29. Inventory, £223.3.9, made by David Shepherd and 
William Newcomb. Lib. 14, p. 331. 

1709, June 13. Lore, Ichabud, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, 
Elizabeth, all moveable estate, and use of lands for 5 years, and she 
is to give my sons learning. Son, Dolas, plantation where I live, 
which was formerly in three tracts, containing 216 acres. Son, 
Hezekiah, plantation where Nathaniel Hewet lives, of 300 acres. 
Son, Lewis, 50 acres, on west side of Seder bridge and creek. Sons, 
Dolas, Hezekiah and Lewis, a swamp near Dividing Creek. Executors 
— father-in-law, William Dollas, and David Shepherd. Witnesses — 
Seth Lore, Phebe Lore, Gideon Heaton. Proved July 26, 1769. 

1769, July 24. Inventory, £142.11.10, made by Seth Lore and Gideon 
Heaton. Lib. 14, p. 119. 

1762, March 16. Loree, Samuel, of Mendham, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. The 30 acres where Elijah Brown lives to be sold. Wife, 
Sybil, rent of my plantation, till my son comes of age. Son, Samuel, 
rest of lands, when he is of age. Daughters, Joannf, Mary and 
Elizabeth, £30 each, as they are of age. Executors — fiiends, Jabez 
Bears and Benjamin Halsey. Witnesses — Henry Antell, Ezekiel 
Beach, Nathaniel Tingley. Proved April 15, 1762. 

1762, April 19. Inventory, made by Samuel Mills and Alexander 
Aikman. Lib. H, p. 141. 

1765, June 4. Losey, John, St., of Mendham Twsp., Morris Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Jane, to have negro, Dinah, and, at wife's death, 
to my daughter, Elizabeth. My wife and two youngest daughters, 
Elizabeth Losey and Jane Losey, my household goods. Son, James 
Puf Losey, my lands. Son, Cornelius, £26. Son, John, £100. Son, 
Timothy, £30. Son, Philip, £80, when 21. Daughter, Mary Pitney, £5. 
Daughter, Catharine Burwell, £5. Daughter, Jane Losey, £20, when 
18. Executors — friends, Isaac Southard and John Ayers. Witnesses 
— Nathaniel Mitchell, James Young, Richard Dell. Proved July 2, 
1765. Lib. H, p. 547. 

1762, July 24. Lott, Peter, Jr., of South Ward of City of Perth 
Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will of. My real and personal may be sold. 
To wife, Mary, 1/5 part of my estate. Son, Gershom, 1/5 part. Daugh- 
ter, Ruth Lott, 1/5 part. Son, Danied, 1/5 part. Son, Peter, 1/5 part. 
Daniel and Peter to be educated. Executors — my wife and my broth- 
er, Richard Lott, and Doctor Richard Jaques. Witnesses — John 
Waterhouse, Robert Iselstine, Jonathan Deare. Proved July 27, 1762. 

1762, Aug. 19. Inventory, £624.17.4, made by N. Everson and Rob- 
ert Johnston. Lib. H, p. 163. 

1764, Feb. 19. Lott, Peter, Sr„ of Middlesex Co., innkeeper; will 
of. Grandson, Gershom Lott, 5 shillings. Rest of real and personal 
to be divided between my wife, Catharine, and my four sons, Henry, 
Abram, George and Charles. Executors — my wife, Richard Lott and 
Timothy Smith. Above sons are not of age. Witnesses — Jonathan 
Rolfe, Levi Lott. Proved April 6, 1764. 



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1764, April 3. Inventory, £129.12.8, made by Jonathan Rolfe and 
Robert Brown. 

1766, April 28. Account by Catharine Lott and Richard Lott. 

Lib. H, p. 424. 

1763, Feb. 10. Loonsberry, Jeremiah, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., 
yeoman; -will of. Son, Samuel, the plantation where I live; but, if 
he die, then to my daughter, Hannah Lounsberry. Samuel is to pay 
to Hannah £30. Sons, John and Jeremiah, 5 shillings each. Daugh- 
ters, Pheby, Mary and Ann, 5 shillings each. Wife, Mary, to have 
the profits of the plantation during her life. The rest to my wife, 
in order to bring up Samuel and Hannah. Executors — my wife and 
my friend, Richard Kirby. Witnesses — Larance Holsten, Solomon 
Smith, Samuel Linch, Jr. Proved Feb. 26, 1763. 

1763, Feb. 22. Inventory, £165.4.1, made by Larance Holsten and 
Samuel Linch, Jr. Lib. 11, p. 388. 

1766, Oct. 2. Lounsbury, John, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, all my moveables, to bring up my 
children. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — William Beetle, Robert 
Howard, Sarah Summerl. Proved Nov. 12, 1766. 

1766, Nov. 8. Inventory, £181.5.3, made by William Beetle and 
Robert Howard. Lib. 12, p. 304. 

1764, Dec. 7. Louzada, Aaron, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co., mer- 
chant; will of. "Being of old age." Wife, Blume Louzada, £200, and 
the use of the real and personal estate to bring up my children. 
Children to be put to trades. To Benjamin Louzada, and Abigel 
Lowzada, children of Moses Louzada, £50 each. Executors — my wife, 
and my friends, Samson Simson, of New York City, and Hendrick 
Fisher, of Somerset Co. Witnesses — James Coun, Josiah Stanbury, 
Elias V:Court. Proved Jan. 30, 1765. 

1765, March 7. Inventory, £466.10.8, made by Josiah Stanbury and 
Elias V:Court. Lib. H, p. 486. 

1762, Sept. 28. Lovell, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'rs — James 
Wills and John Lovell, both of said Co. Fellowbondsman — Ephraim 
Anderson, of Hunterdon Co. Witness — Samuel Allinson. 

Lib. 11, p. 231. 

1762, Sept. 28. Inventory, £235.1.2, made by Ephraim Anderson and 
Samuel Harker. 

1739, Sept. 24. Low, Albert, of Raritan, Somerset Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Susannah, use of all real and personal while my widow. 
Sons, Abraham and Cornelius Low, all my estate, after wife's death, 
and they to pay to my daughter, Mary Pittinger, £100. Executors — 
my wife, and, after her death, my sons, Abraham and Cornelius 
Low. Witnesses — Cornelius Low, Hugh Hicks, Teunis Middagh. 
Proved Feb. 20, 1761. Lib. G, p. 392. 

1763, March 24. Low, Cornelius, of Reading Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Derick Low, to have £5. I have, by an in- 
denture of bargain, with my sons, Derrick, Cornelius, John and 
Gerrit, let my lands for rents, with several reserves, also mentioned 
in said indenture, dated 7 of Aug., 1758, and they are to pay the said 
rents every year to my wife, Judick Low. After the death of my 



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wife the said sons are to have said land. Daughters, Marytje (the 
wife of Abraham Bodine), Judick (the wife of Johannis Van Neste) 
and Antje, each to have £300. Executors — my wife and sons, Derick, 
and Cornelius. Witnesses — George Cock, Sarah Preston, Teunis Mid- 
dagh. Proved Aug. 16, 1763. 

1763, Sept. 27. Inventory, £1,276.15.4, made by John Verbrycke and 
Thomas Vanfleet. Lib. 11, p. 468. 

1769, Aug. 23. Low, Cornelius, Jr., of New Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. W r ife, Catherine, my slaves and use of goods; also the 
use of my house, till son, James, is 21. Rest of real to be sold and 
money given to wife, Catherine, son, James, and daughters, Johannah 
Low and Maria Margaret Low, when children are of age. Executors 
— my wife and brothers, Isaac Low and Nicholas Low, and my broth- 
er-in-law, James Hude. Witnesses — Evert Duyckinck, William Neil- 
son, David Ogden. Proved Nov. 30, 1769. Lib. K, p. 197. 

1764, May 6. Low, Lawrence, of Reading Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, John, a good cow and weaver's loom. Son, 
Guisbert, the great Dutch Bible. Son, Henry, a mare and colt. Wife, 
Charity, use of rest of personal and real estate, to bring up our 
children in their minority. Sons, John, Henry and Guisbert, my land. 
Daughters, Yanaca, Elizabeth, Charity and Wynea, £400. Mother, 
Yanaca Low, is provided for. Executors — sons, John and Henry, 
and my friend, George Reading. Witnesses — Thomas Vanfleet, John 
Louw, Peter Van Deventer. Proved Nov. 19, 1764. 

1764, Nov. 17. Inventory, £249.15.0, made by John Low and Thomas 
Vanfleet. Lib. 12, p. 141. 

1769, Feb. 17. Low, Robert, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Daton. Fellowbondsman — Theophilus Elmer; both 
of said Fairfield. 

1769, Feb. 15. Inventory, £110.9.2, made by Thomas Harris and 
Theophilus Elmer. 

1770, April 25. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 13, p. 496; Lib. 15, p. 12. 

1762, April 31. Lowzada, Jacob, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Petition 
by Abraham Abrahams, stating that Moses Louzada, late of said Co., 
merchant, deceased, died intestate in 1750, leaving a widow and sev- 
eral children, and that Hannah Louzada, the widow of said Moses, 
took out letters of administration; that Moses had an estate in 
Middlesex and Somerset counties, which descended to Jacob Louzada, 
the eldest son and heir, and that Jacob Louzada has for several 
years been a lunatic; that the petitioner's wife is the daughter of 
said Moses Louzada, and sister of said Jacob; therefore he prays 
to be made Guardian of said Jacob Louzada. 

1762, April 22. Guardian — Abraham Abrahams, of New York. 
Fellowbondsmen — Robert Sproul and David Gosling, of Perth Amboy. 

1764, Feb. 24. It appearing that Letters of Guardianship were 
granted without inquisition, and not in due form, and Jacob Louzada, 
who is now of age, has applied to vacate said letters that he may 
take possession of the estate as heir-at-law, said letters are re- 
voked and made void. Lib. H, p. 134; Lib. H, p. 332. 

1767, Dec. 1. Loyd, John, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co.; will of. The 
land I bought of John Holton and his wife to be sold. Wife, Mary 



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Loyd, £35. My children, Hannah and Elizabeth Loyd, and sons, 
Nicodemous and Wood Loyd, rest of money, when they are 21. Son, 
Nicodemous, x /z acre joining 1 to line of Jachonias Wood, and to son, 
Wood Loyd, V 2 acre. Son, John, the rest of my land. Executors — my 
wife, Mary, Joseph Shinn and Mathew Gill. Witnesses — Patrick 
Graye, Alexander Ware, Jacob Tagart. Proved Jan. 26, 1768. 

1768, Jan. 22. Renunciation by Joseph Shinn and Mathew Gill. 
Witnesses — John Gray and Bateman Lloyd. 

1768, Jan. 22. Inventory, £319.3.7, made by Daniel Bassett and 
Obadiah Loyd. Lib. 13, p. 390. 

1763, March 5. Lozer, Hillebrant, of Hackinsack, Bergen Co., 
blacksmith; will of. To children of my son Nicholas, dec'd, large 
Bible, and % of my land. Son, Peter, also %, as also % to son, John. 
Daughters, Jannetje and Antje Lozier, shall be maintained till they 
are 18, and they shall have an outset as my other daughters have 
had. My son-in-law, Benjamin Westervelt, is obliged to me by a 
bond. Witnesses — John Benson and Robert Livesey. Proved Aug. 
3, 1763. Lib. H, p. 315. 

1763, Aug. 24. Inventory, £1,019.6.6, made by Cornelus Van Bos- 
kerk and Corneles Leydecker. 

1763, Sept. 6. Bond of Peter Lozier, the eldest son, as Adm'r. 

1745, April 12. Lozier, Nicolas, of Hackinsack, Bergen Co., shoe- 
maker; will of. My brother-in-law, Jacob Derkse Banta, and my son- 
in-law, David Demarest, both of Hackinsack, to be the tutors of my 
minor children. Oldest son, Anthony, my land where he formerly 
lived. Son, Johannis, lot of land adjoining it. Son, Petrus, land 
where he formerly lived, called the Hook. Son, Lucas, and son, 
Derrick, to have land. Sons, Jacobus and Benjamin, that land on 
the plain. Sons, Jacob and Abraham, farm where I live. Wife, Antie, 
to be maintained. Son, Hillebrant, my smith tools. To all the chil- 
dren by my first wife, Traintje, viz., Anthony, Jannetje, Petrus, Jo- 
hannis, Mary, Hillebrant, Antje, Lucas, Jacobus, and Benjamin, £5 
each. Children, Traintje, Hester, Rachel, Derrick, Jacob, Abraham, 
Lea and Margrietje Lozier, each an outset. Executors — wife, Antje, 
brother-in-law, Jacob Derkse Banta, and son-in-law, David Demarest. 
Witnesses — Johannis Vanhooren, Silvester Earle, Robert Livesey. 
Proved April 8, 1761. Lib. G, p. 419. 

1766, Sept. 37. Loaier, Peter, of Bergen Co., shoemaker; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, £50. To the children of my brother, Nicholas Lozier, 
deceased, meadow in Old Hackinsack. Sister, Antje Lozier, bed. 
Brother, John Lozier, rest of real and personal, and he is to pay 
to my eldest sister's daughter, Castina, £15. Executors — wife, Eliza- 
beth, my brother, John, and my brother-in-law, Aart Couper. Wit- 
nesses — John Bensen, Hendrick Banta and Robert Livesey. Proved 
Nov. 3, 1767. Lib. I, p. 206. 

1767, Nov. 3. Arent Cooper and Elizabeth Lozier, the widow, re- 
nounced in presence of Robert Livesey and Hendrick Banta. 599 B. 

1768, March 19. Indium. Jeremiah, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of house and lands, till my daugh- 
ter, Mary, is 14, then the house and lands are to be sold and the 
money given to my children, viz., Samuel, Temperance, Deborah, 



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Wilk, Daniel, Joseph, Mercy, Jeremiah and Mary. Daughter, Tem- 
perance, a bed that was her mother's. Daughter, Deborah, a bed that 
was her mother's. Sons, Wilk, Daniel, Joseph and Jeremiah, to be 
put to trades. Executors — brother-in-law, George Doughty, and my 
wife, Elizabeth. Witnesses — Jonathan Elmer, Benjamin Ball, Eliza- 
beth Doty. Proved Aug. 1, 1768. Lib. I, p. 312. 

1760, Jan. 3. I, ml lam, Joseph, Sr., of Cape May Co., yeoman; will 
of. Grandson, Joseph Ludlam (elder son of my son, Joseph, dec'd), 
all my right in the beach that is called Ludlam's Beach, with the 
plantation whereon I dwell, and all other lands, when he is 30 years 
of age; and, if he live that long, forever. Carmon Smith is married 
to one of my relations, and I give to his wife, Lydia Smith, an ox. 
My son, Isaac, 5 shillings. My personal estate I give to my son, 
Jeremiah, and my daughters, Abigail Scull and Elizabeth Cresse, 1/6 
part of my personal to each, and 1/6 part to my grandchildren (the 
children of my son, Anthony, dec'd), and 1/6 to my grandchildren 
(the children of my son, Joseph), and 1/6 to Phebe Young (the wife 
of Henry Young, Esq.). Executors — Providence Ludlam, Abigail 
Scull and Elizabeth Cresse. Witnesses — Silvanus Townsend, William 
Mason, Jacob Spicer. Proved Feb. 12, 1761. 

1761, Feb. 12. Inventory, £267.6.4, made by Jesse Hand and Sil- 
vanus Townsend. Some tobacco and one "cain" was all owed to 
John Scull and his wife. Lib. 11, p. 80. 

1765, Aug. 30. Account by Providence Ludlam, as one of the Ex- 
ecutors. (Abigail Scull, being aged and infirm, could not appear). 

1765, Oct. 31. ludlam, Joseph, of Parish of Westfield, Elizabeth 
Borough, Essex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann, use of my land and 
moveable estate. Son, Cornelius, 5 shillings. Son, Matthias, a like 
sum. Daughter, Ann, wife of John Searing, like sum. Daughter, 
Susanna, wife of Samuel Wood, a bed. Grandson, Abraham Ludlam, 
5 shillings. Grandson, Maline Ludlam, a colt. My two grandsons 
above named, Matthias, son of Matthias Ludlam, and Maline, son of 
Matthias Ludlam, rest of land and moveables. Executors — sons, 
Cornelius and Matthias. Witnesses — Henry Hayes, Matthias Ludlam, 
Ebenezer Price. Proved July 4, 1766. 

1765, Oct. 31. Inventory. 

1799, Aug. 14. Whereas Cornelus Ludlam and Matthias Ludlam, 
the Executors, both having died, therefore Meline Ludlam was ap- 
pointed Adm'r, together with Henry Ludlam, and Levi Crane on his 
bond; all of Essex Co. Lib. I, p. 149; Lib. 38, p. 264. 

1768, Oct. 1. Ludlam, Nehemiah, of Middlesex Co., student in 
physick; will of. My eldest sister's son, Nehemiah Hinksman, £100. 
Brother-in-law, Robert Hinksman, rest of personal and real. Ex- 
ecutor — said brother-in-law. Witnesses — Hezekiah Stites, John Phil- 
lips, William Clawson. Proved Nov. 21, 1768. Lib. K, p. 5. 

1764, May 1. Ludlow, Jeremiah, of Morris Co.; will of. Son, Jere- 
miah Ludlow, £10. My wife, Elizabeth, use of the rest of my estate, 
and, after her death, to my grandchildren, viz., Samuel Ludlow; Tem- 
perance Ludlow; Deborah Ludlow; Wilkey Ludlow; Daniel Ludlow; 
they being children of my son, Jeremiah; and to John Ludlow, son of 
my son, Cornelius, when they are 21. Executor — son, Cornelius. Wit- 



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nesses — John Roll, John Carl, Ebenezer Beebout. Proved Aug. 27, 
1764. 

1764, Aug. 8. Inventory, £62.18.2, made by Jacob Carl and Richard 

Runyon. Lib. H, p. 452. 

1770, May 31. Ludlnm, Obadiah, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; will 
of. Son, Obadiah, the rent of the plantation where I live, which place 
I hired of Jonathan Woodruff, Jr. Grandson, Jacob Ludlum, £50, 
when 21. Daughter, Sarah Ludlum, bed, etc., when 18. Executor — 
friend, Noah Marsh. Witnesses — John Cory, Samuel Miller, Jr., 3d, 
Mary Woodruff. Proved May 24, 1770. Lib. K, p. 205. 

1770, March 3. Luke, William, of Windsor, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Elizabeth Luke, widow of said William, and Robert DeBow; 
both of said place. 

1770, Feb. 28. Inventory, £111.10.7, made by John Tindall and 
Joseph Cox. Lib. 15, p. 9. 

1764, June 1. Liinimns, Daniel, of Cumberland Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Judith Lummus, % the profits of my land and use of 
goods. Son, Jonathan, 100 acres, which was bought of Executors of 
Henry Brooks. Son, Daniel, 50 acres, as well as other tracts, and 
he to pay to his sisters, Sarah and Tomson Lummus, £20 each, when 
they are 18. Sons, Ebenezer and Joseph, rest of lands. Daughters, 
Catharine and Hannah Lummus, the residue. Executors — my wife 
and friend, Joseph Daton. Witnesses — Benjamin Davis, David Sayers, 
Lydia Sayers. Proved March 17, 1769. 

1769, March 3. Inventory, £46.0.7, made by Thomas Harris and 
Ephraim Harris. 

1770, April 25. Account by Joseph Daton, Executor, of Daniel 
Lummus, of Fairfield, deceased. Lib. 14, p. 7; Lib. 15, p. 12. 

1767, Oct. 5. I.upardns. Christianas, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Daughters, Antje and Lammetje, goods that were my wife's, 
deceased. Son, William, £600. Son, Christianus, £400. Daughter, 
Annatie Durie, wife of Cornelius Durie on Long Island, £200. Daugh- 
ter, Antje, £200. Daughter, Lammetje, £280, as she had no outset, 
and the others had. Son, Rem, £50. Granddaughter, Anne Van 
Winkle, £50. All real and personal to be sold, except what is stated 
above. Executors — my eldest son, William Peter Lot, of Flat Bush, 
Long Island, and Cornelius Durre, of Brookland, on said Island. 
Witnesses — Azariah Dunham, Isaac Elbertson, William Oake. 

1767, Oct. 14. Codicil. Son, Christianus, two horses, etc. Son, 
William, silver tankard. Witnesses — William Oake, Nathaniel Man- 
ning, Stephen Campbell. Proved March 5, 1768. Lib. I, p. 224. 

1763, Jan. 3. Lupp, Christian, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Maria, use of land till children come of age; 
but, if she marry again, then she shall have 200 acres in Sussex Co. 
Son, Jacob, 200 acres. Son, Christin, 200 acres. Daughter, Elizabeth, 
146 acres, all in said Sussex Co. My youngest daughter, Maria, shall 
be equal with Elizabeth, and shall have a lot that I bought of Ger- 
shom Mott. Brothers, Peter Lupp and John Lupp. My youngest 
daughter, Mary. Executors — Philip Kumbel, heir, and my brother, 
Peter Lupp, and my wife, Maria. Witnesses — Phillip Kempel, Wil- 



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liam Snuck, Peter Houshill, Johannes Godhart. Proved May 24, 1763. 
Probate granted to Peter Lupp, Maria Lupp and Phillip Kempel. 

Lib. 11, p. 369. 

1761, March 26. l.iiplon. Christopher, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Marcy Lupton. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Ingrura; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — Henry Hand and John Eldredge. 

1761, Jan. 28. Inventory, £97.16.0, made by Benjamin Ingrum and 
Henry Hand. Lib. 10, p. 163. 

1706, Aug. 3. Luyster, Johannes, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, use of all real and personal while my widow, 
after which all is to be divided between my brothers, Peter and 
Cornelius Luyster, and my loving deceased Sarah's children, except 
what is hereafter given. Brother, Peter, % my estate, Cornelius %, 
and to my sister, Sarah's children, %. My wife is to have the goods 
she brought with her. Sister, Lucreatia, £50. To Sarah Sodam, 
daughter of my sister, Sarah, £20. To Jane Barkelow, daughter of 
my sister, Ann, £20. Executors — brother, Cornelius, cousin, Cornelius 
Swart, and cousin, John Smock, Jr. Witnesses — Hendrick Brewer, 
Daniel Covenhoven, Joseph Willson. Proved Oct. 14, 1766. 

1766, Oct. 20. Inventory, £416.7.8, made by John Bowne and Joseph 
Golden. Lib. K, p. 261. 

1766, Oet. 18. Lycan, Nicholas, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co. 

Int. Adm'r — Jacob Lycan, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co. 

Fellowbondsman — Robert Stiles, of Chester Twsp. Witness — John 
Shaw. 

1766, Oct. 17. Inventory, £125.19.3, made by Joshua Roberts and 

Robert Stiles. Lib. 12, p. 385. 

1766, Nov. 4. Account by Adm'r. 

1764, June 23. Lyon, Abigail, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Peter 
Lyon, son of said Abigail. Fellowbondsman — Ichabod Grammon; 
both of said Co. Witness — John Mackay. 

1764, June 27. Inventory by Benjamin Crane and Isaac Meeker. 

Lib. H, p. 349. 

1763, Nov. 17. Lyon, Isaac, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Daugh- 
ter, Abigail, £60. Daughter, Jane, £40. Granddaughter, Lucy Pierson, 
£30. Son, John, a negro. Son, Eliphelit, £5. Wife, Hannah, use of 
the homestead. Rest of real and personal to my sons, John and 
Mattaniah, and they are to maintain their mother. Executors — sons, 
John and Mattaniah. Witnesses — Elijah Bruen, Joseph Hayes, Jr., 
Samuel Hayes. Proved Feb. 28, 1764. Lib. H, p. 407. 

1770, Dec. 14. Lyon, Justus, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — Samuel 
Knap. Fellowbondsman — Guliaen Bertholf ; both of said Co. Witness 
— John Zabriski. Lib. K, p. 257. 

1761, Feb. 17. Lyon, Nathaniel, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Jonathan Lyon, heir-at-law. Fellowbondsman — Ichabod Grummon; 
both of said place. Witness — Lewis Ogden. 

1761, Feb. 23. Inventory, £118.9.10, made by Nathaniel Johnson 
and Abraham Lyon. Lib. G, p. 370. 



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1770, Aug. 37. Lyon, Samuel, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Nathaniel Armstrong. Fellowbondsman — Ezra Halsey; both of said 
Co. 

1770, Oct. 2. Inventory, made by Ezra Halsey and Henry Actell. 

Lib. K, p. 268. 

1769, July 31. McBride, Roger, of Princeton, Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Thomas Irwin, principal creditor. Fellowbondsman — Richard 
Paterson; both of said place. Witnesses — Mehitable Kinnan and 
Jonathan Sergeant. 

1769, Dec. 1. Inventory, £4.10.4, made by Thomas Maxwell and 
Thomas Norris; both of said place. Lib. K, p. 118. 

1769, May 13. McCaslin, Patrick, of Hardyston, Sussex Co.; will of. 
One-half of my real and personal to my wife, and the other half to 
the children of my daughter, Mary Boughanan. My daughter, Nancey 
Leport, 5 shillings. Executor — friend, Samuel Whitehead. Witnesses 
— Asa Morris, Vincent Wainright, John Hill. Proved Sept. 23, 1769. 

1769, Sept. 16. Inventory, £79.4.11, made by Henry Simson and 
Joseph Parry. Lib. 14, p. 155. 

1763, Dee. 9. MeClean, Joseph, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel MeClean. Fellowbondsman — Charles Day; both of said Co., 
yeomen. File No. 3476 H. 

1761, March 33. MacCleese, John, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Catherine MacCleese, the widow. Fellowbondsmen — 
Cornelius MacCleese, and John MacCleese; all of said place. 

1761, March 28. Inventory, £35.8.7, made by John Cooper and Esek 
Hartshorne. Lib. H, p. 35. 

1770, July 38. MeClutehe, James, of Northampton, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Amy MeClutehe, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Jabez 
Eldridge, of Mount Holly, said Co., yeoman. 

1770, July 26. Inventory, £90.1.10, made by Joshua Norcross and 
Joseph Goldy. Lib. 15, p. 47. 

1770, Dec. 7. Adm'r — Hugh MeClutehe, of Northampton Twsp, 
farmer, of all goods left unadministered, by Amy MeClutehe, who is 
also deceased. Fellowbondsman — John Carman, of same place, yeo- 
man. 

1770, Dec. 7. Inventory, £71.8.4, made by Joseph Goldy and John 
Carman. Lib. 15, p. 70. 

1772, Nov. 16. Account by Hugh MeClutehe, Adm'r. Lib. 14, p. 515. 

1764, Jan. 13. McClutehey, Daniel, of Nottingham Twsp., Burling- 
ton Co. Int. Adm'r — Timothy Abbott, of said place. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Bacon, of City of Burlington. Witness — Joseph Read. 

Lib. 11, p. 468. 
1764, Jan. 9. Inventory, £28.11.6, by Joseph Chambers and John 
Abbott. 

1764, Oct. 31. Account by Adm'r. 

1765, Feb. 7. McCollister, Archibald, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John McCollister. Fellowbondsman — John Richman; both of said Co. 

1765, Feb. 5. Inventory, £40.10.6, made by Robert Clark and Obadiah 
Loyd. 

1766, Jan. 10. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 12, p. 174. 



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1769, April 25. McColIum, John, Jr., of Bernards Town, Somerset 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of the lands till son, John, is 21, 
when my lands and goods are to be sold, and £50 given to my wife, 
£20 to son, John, and rest divided between my wife and children, 
John, and Margret (to be spedily paid), and Ephraim and Jacob 
to be paid when 21. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, my brother, Jacob, 
and my brother-in-law, Mathew McDowel. Witnesses — John Roy, 
John Mack Collum, Thomas McColIum, Hannah Urmston. Proved 
Aug. 17, 1769. 

1769, Sept. 25. Inventory, £207.16.5, made by Eliphelet Whitaker 
and Thomas Morrow. 

1773, May 26. Account by Elizabeth Ayers, late Elizabeth McCol- 
Ium, now wife of David Ayers. Lib. K, p. 465. 

1759, April 14. McCord, William, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Lands to be sold and money divided between Moses 
Hill and Ann Roberson, daughter of William Roberson. To Elizabeth 
Loyd, Jr., £20. To William Roberson rest of moveable estate. Ful- 
laky Loyd to live on the land during her life. Executor — Mounce 
Keen, Jr. Witnesses — David Seley, Seeley Keen, James Bond. 

1759, April 14. Codicil. Same witnesses. Proved June 15, 1767, by 
James Bond, the only surviving witness. 

1767, June 15. Inventory, £47.3.9, made by James Bond and Elisha 
Bassett. 

1771, Sept. 14. Account by Executor. Lib. 13, p. 176; Lib. 14, p. 410. 

1763, June 16. MacCorpin, Anna, of Knowlton Twsp., Sussex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Umfre, 10 shillings. All estate to be sold 
and the value to be given to my son, Joseph, when he is 21, which 
will be in 1766, in November. Executor — John Read. Witnesses — 
William Rush, Elizabeth Rush, Thankfull Read. Proved March 26, 
1764. 

1764, March 21. Inventory, £52.14.0, made by John Hunnywell and 
Abraham Boscherer. Lib. 12, p. 2. 

1766, June 5. MeCrea, James, of Bedminster, Somerset Co., minis- 
ter of the Gospel; will of. Eldest son, John, £10. Wife, Cathrine, 
£250 and interest of £250 yearly. Daughter, Mary Hannah, the wife 
of Rev. John Hannah (Hanna), £80. Son, William, 5 shillings. Son, 
John, £100 in trust. Sons, James, Samuel and Stephen. Daughter, 
Jane. James to have £350; Samuel, £320; Stephen, £300; Jane, £170, 
when she is 21. Sons — Robert, Philip, Gilbert, and Creighton, each 
£250, when 21. Daughter, Cathrine, £150. The 100 acres bought of 
William Axtell to be sold. My estate in Bedminster Township I give 
to my wife, son James, and friends, John King and Robert Barclay, 
in trust, to sell and pay debts and legacies. Executors — wife, son 
James, said John King and Robert Barclay. Witnesses — John Me- 
helm, William Adems, Sarah Teandall. Proved July 10, 1769. 

1769, Aug. 7. Renunciation by John King and Robert Barkley. 
Witness — William Stewart. Lib. K, P. 151. 

1767, April 21. McCrery, John, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Andrew McCrery, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Stout, of Hopewell, said Co. 

1767, April 9. Inventory, £79.17.0, made by John Hart and David 
Stout. Lib. 13, p. 207. 



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1760, April 10. McDowel, Ephraim, of Bedminster, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Sons, John, Ephraim and Mathew, all my lands 
and chattels; and John and Mathew are to have this place I live on. 
Said sons to pay the legacies I leave to my wife, Ben and Elizabeth. 
To wife, £50, and £10 that Mathew Adems owes me, and I allow her 
the room that John Hanna lived in. Daughter, Elizabeth, £60. Son, 
Benjamin, £30. Son, Peter, the best cow. Daughter, Mary Simonton, 
a cow, and Ephraim Simonton a heifer. Daughter, Peggy, £10. Ex- 
ecutors — my wife and son, John; and I appoint William Colavel to 
superintend them. Witnesses — John Sloan, Henry Sloan, John Hanna. 
Proved Sept. 14, 1762. Lib. H, p. 182. 

1762, May 8. McEowen, Daniel, Esq., of Bedminster, Somerset Co. ; 
will of. Real and personal to be sold. Mother, Ann McEowen, £10. 
The rest to be given to my children, Hugh, George, Daniel, Alexander, 
William and Mary, when they are of age. Executors — my brother, 
Alexander McEowen, my brother, David Kilpatrick, and friends, John 
Roy and Alexander Linn. Witnesses — Peter Penier, George Bemer, 
John Castner, Jr. Proved June 15, 1762. 

1762, June 17. Inventory, £480, of estate of "Daniel McKeown," 
Esq., made by Andrew Patterson and Brian Laffarty. Lib. H, p. 132. 

1760, Dec. 13. McEvers, Patriek, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. I order £500 to be put to interest, and the interest paid 
yearly to Martha Todd, the wife of Joseph Todd, of Bucks Co., Penna., 
and, after her death, the principal to be divided among her children; 
but, if Martha dies without issue, then between Catharine Bayard, 
James McEvers and Charles McEvers. To niece, Mary Apthorp, £50. 
To Miss Margaret Sarjant, £30. Rest of personal and real to James 
McEvers, Charles McEvers and Catharine Bayard. Executors — 
nephews, James McEvers, Charles McEvers and William Bayard. 
Witnesses — Lewis Johnston, Cortland Skinner, Stephen Skinner. 
Proved Oct. 26, 1767. Lib. I, p. 168. 

1762, Aug. 6. McEwen, John, of New York City, blacksmith; will 
of. Friend, John Lowree, ropemaker, all my real and personal, and 
my share of the prize money which shall be taken by the Ship 
"Privateer," called "Royal Charlotte," James Owman, the Commander. 
Executor — said John Lowree. Witnesses — Zacharias Cutland, Henry 
Peckwell. Proved April 7, 1763. Lib. H, p. 357. 

1765, May 30. McFarland, John, of Greenwich, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, % my goods, and the rest to be sold and the money 
given to my son, William, my daughter Elizabeth, and the child 
that my wife is pregnant with. Daughters, Mary and Anne, £5 more 
than the rest. Executor — my brother, James McFarland. Witnesses 
— Thomas Craig, Philip Chapman. Proved Aug. 26, 1765. 

1765, July 3. Inventory, £124.13.5, made by John Sharp and Thomas 
Craig. Lib. 12, p. 207. 

1758, Jan. 16. McFerrnn, Hugh, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Daughters, Elizabeth Tomson, Margaret McFerran, Isabel McFerran 
and Susannah McFerran, all the money from the sale of land and 
goods. Executors — friends, James English, Sr., and David English, 
Sr. Witnesses — Jonathan English, Robert McGallird, Bryan Gollohar. 
Proved March 24, 1769. 



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1769, March 24. Renunciation by James English. Witnesses — 
Peter Smith and Jonathan English. 

1769, March 23. Inventory, £33.10.2, made by Joseph Ker, Robert 
McGalliard, Wm. Covenhoven. Lib. K, p. 70. 

1761, Jan. 14. MoGrah, Martin, of Manington, Salem Co., black- 
smith. Int. Adm'x — Catherine McGrah, of said place, widow. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — Jonathan Woodnutt, of said place, yeoman, and Wil- 
liam Tuft, of Town of Salem, innkeeper. Witness — Clement Hall. 

1760, Dec. 29. Inventory, £319.17.7, made by Charles Ellet and 
Whitten Cripps. Lib. 10, p. 441. 

1767, Sept. 13. McKean, Robert, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
clerk; will of. A Missionary from the Society for Propagation of the 
Gospel in Foreign Parts at Perth Amboy. To my father, William 
McKean, £10. My brother-in-law, Richard Cochran, £20. Wife, Isa- 
bella, % of the rest. To my little nephew, Robert McKean, son of 
my brother Thomas, of the town and Co. of Newcastle, Delaware; 
my brother, Thomas, and brother, William; and my only sister, 
Dorothea Thompson, wife of John Thompson, the rest. Executors — 
brother, Thomas, and my brother-in-law, Richard Cochran. Wit- 
nesses — Gannatta Harrison, Lewis Antill, Thomas McKean. Proved 
Dec. 9, 1767. 

1767, Oct. 19. Inventory, £264.17.0, made by Gannatta Harrison, 
Lewis Antill and Nathaniel Manning. 

1767, Dec. 14. Inventory, £123, of the rest of the estate, made by 
Nathaniel Manning and James Boggs. 

1771, June 21. Account by Executors. Lib. I, p. 194. 

1762, Feb. 15. McKnight, William, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Sarah McKnight, widow of said William, and Alexander 
Laird, brother-in-law of said William. Fellowbondsman — Robert 
James; all of said place. 

1761, Nov. 5. Inventory, made by Michael Sweetman, William Laird 
and Michael Johnston. Lib. H, p. 76. 

1770, Feb. 27. McLaughlin, William, of Morris River, Cumberland 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth McLaughlin, widow. Fellowbondsman — 
Nebuchadnezzar Riggin, yeoman; both of said place. 

1770, Feb. 20. Inventory, £59.9.6, made by Nebuchadnezzar Riggin 
and Hezekiah Shaw. Lib. 15, p. 6. 

1761, Aug. 3. MeMortry, Alexander, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Daniel Cahill, of said place, farmer. Fellowbondsman — 
Abraham Cottnam, of Trenton, said Co. Witness — Anne DeCow. 

Lib. 10, p. 603. 

1769, April 26. McMullan, Ephraim, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Holmes. Fellowbondsman — David Frazer; both of said 
Co. Lib. 13, p. 530. 

1761, June 2. McMurtrie, Joseph, of Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co.; will 
of. Son, Abram, 20 chain of that place I live on; and to son, John, 
the lower % of 20 chain; both fronting on Delaware River and up 
to the Greenwich road. None of it to be sold, I being the first pur- 



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chaser, and have a right to will it. Mary shall build at the Springs, 
at the line under the little hill, and have it her lifetime; and Agnes 
from the white oak tree at the wagon road, which is 40 chains across. 
Executor — Thomas McMurtrie. Witnesses — James Stinson, Archibald 
Stinson, Gideon Rickey. "If Joseph and James do not come and make 
a demand, then give them 7s. 6d. apiece, or any other that hath by 
whole blood, let them have 7.6 apiece." Proved May 25, 1762. 

1761, Nov. 5. Inventory, £66.8.0, made by John Lowry and Robert 
Huil. Lib. 11, p. 298. 

1763, March 2S. MeNish, John, of Northampton Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Refers to Alexander McBride. Executor — my 
friend, Alexander McBride. Witnesses — James McCulley, James Mc- 
Elhage, Alexander Ross. Proved June 28, 1763. 

1763, June 15. Renunciation by Alexander McBride. Lib. 11, p. 335. 

1763, June 28. Adm'r — James McElhage, of Northampton Twsp., 
with will annexed. Fellowbondsman — John Forqueher, of same place. 

File No. 7513-1716. 

1766, Dec. 26. McQ.uean, William, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'rs — John Dilkes and Elizabeth McQuean, 
widow. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Dilkes; all of said place. Witness 
— Hannah Ladd. 

1766, Feb. 24. Inventory, £237.10.6, made by Thomas Nightingale 
and John Hillman. 

1769, April 13. Samuel Allison writes, that William McQuean 
died intestate, leaving a wife and 2 children; that the widow and 
John Wilkes did administer, since which time the widow has mar- 
ried Samuel Leek. The children have both lived with the mother 
about 3 years, till her marriage; the son, John, has since then lived 
with John Dilks. The eldest was 8 years old, and the youngest about 
6, at the father's death. 

1770, May 14. Account by John Dilkes, as Adm'r. 

Lib. 12, p. 380; Lib. 15, p. 16. 

1764, April 19. McSurley, Felix, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Tallman Smith. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Bunting; 
both of said Co. Witness — Samuel Allinson. Lib. 11, p. 537. 

1764, April 27. Inventory, £52.9.7. 

1767, June 12. Account by Adm'r, on estate of Felix McSurley, 
"laborer." 

1766, Oct. 15. McSurley, James, of Nottingham, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Hugh Newell, farmer. Fellowbondsman — William Mil- 
ler, yeoman; both of said place. Lib. 12, p. 385. 

1766, Oct. 2. Inventory, £22.8.0, made by William Miller and Tobias 
Polemus. 

1768, Jan. 15. Account by Adm'r. 

1769, May 27. Mackay, John, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Jonathan Bradway, of said place. Fellowbondsman — John 
Sheppard, of Greenwich, said Co. Lib. 13, p. 530. 

1769, Oct. 4. Mackey, Mary, of Bridgewater Twsp., Somerset Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Mary, a bed. Daughter, Prudence, a bed. Then 
my real and personal to be sold and divided among my 3 youngest 



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children, Richard Mackey, Mary and Prudence. Eldest son, John, 5 
shillings. Executor — Joseph Mackey. Witnesses — William Crooke, 
Gershom Barns, Levi Lott. Proved May 21, 1770. Lib. K, p. 263. 

1764, Aug;. 29. Mackey, William, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Mackey. Fellowbondsman — John Mulliner; both of said 
place. 

1764, Aug. 27. Inventory, £142.9.8, made by John Mullinner and 
Peter Newal. Lib. 12, p. 16. 

1770, July 38. Manners, John, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. "Stricken in years." Wife, Rebecca Manners, use of per- 
sonal and real estate all her life. Daughter, Rebecca Hill, and her 
husband, Joseph Hill, to have, after my wife's death, the plantation 
they now live on, in Kingwood, and, after their deaths, to their chil- 
dren, John Hill and Elizabeth Hill, and to Mary Hunt, granddaughter 
of said Joseph and Rebecca Hill. Daughter, Lydia Stout, £15, and 
the use of 70 acres she now lives on in Amwell, and, after her death, 
to her surviving children. My grandson, Anthony Stout, son of 
Lydia Stout, £10. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Stout, daughter of said 
Lydia, £5. Granddaughter, Rebecca, daughter of said Lydia, £5. 
Granddaughter, Anne, daughter of said Lydia, £5. Grandson, Daniel 
Exeene, son of my daughter, Elizabeth, £40. Grandson, John Man- 
ners, £20, to be paid to him by his father (my son John), when he 
is 21. To the Baptist Church of Hopewell, £21, to be paid by my sons, 
John and Joseph. Son, John, my lands. Executors — my wife and 
friend, Rev. David Sutton. Witnesses — Joseph Eaton, Samuel Hill, 
Gershom Craven. Proved Oct. 8, 1770. 

1770, Oct. 8. Inventory, £14.10.7, made by David Stout and Peter 
Young, Jr. Lib. 14, p. 319. 

1766, Dec. 26. Manning, James, of Essex Co.; will of. Eldest son, 
Jeremiah, 10 shillings; also a bond for £35. Son, James, negro, Zip. 
Son, Joseph, south part of my plantation, except a piece that is 
given to my son, Enoch, at the southwest corner. Son, Enoch, north 
part of my plantation. Son, John, the plantation at Dead River, 
which I bought of William Pen, and 10 acres that I bought of Paul 
Randolph. Daughter, Christian, the wife of Joseph Tingley, a wench. 
Wife, enough goods to keep house with. Sons, John and Enoch, to 
be put to trades. Executors — sons, Jeremiah Manning, Joseph Man- 
ning and Joseph Tingley. Witnesses — Mary Manning, John Black- 
ford, Henry Davis. Proved March 31, 1767. Lib. I, p. 123. 

1765, Oct. 18. Manning, Nathaniel, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Thomas, 50 acres at Dismal, and a salt meadow 
at Great Pond, when he comes of age. Son, Nathaniel, 20 acres at the 
east end of the lot that I bought of my brother, Isaac Manning, and 
south side of Gershom Manning. Son, Benjamin, rest of lands and 
house where I live. Wife, Mary, V6 the profits of the land. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Hull, a negro. Daughter, Margaret, a negro; also a negro 
to daughter, Mary, and one to my daughter, Rachel. Daughter, Sarah, 
£30 when 18. The four youngest children are Margaret, Mary, Rachel 
and Sarah. If son, Thomas, die, his share to go to his surviving 
brothers, viz., Nathaniel, William and Benjamin. Executors — sons, 
Nathaniel, William and Benjamin. Witnesses — John Dennes, Ben- 
jamin Foster, Moses Martin. Proved Feb. 10, 1766. Lib. H, p. 589. 



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1759, Oct. 5w Mariott, Abraham, of Springfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co.; will of. My plantation where I live, with land which I bought 
of Stephen Gaskill, and part of Ezekiel Eldridge, to my son, Jacob. 
Son, Abraham, the farm where he lives. Wife, a bed and horse. Re- 
mainder to my wife and my eight children. Daughter, Sarah, to have 
her share when 18. Son, Isaac, cedar swamp. Executors — wife, 
Sarah, and son, Isaac. Witnesses — Lott Ridgway, Jonathan Hough, 
William Dovett Smith. Proved Sept. 7, 1761. 

1761, Sept. 2. Inventory, £846.16.10%, made by Francis Vencombe 
and Lott Ridgway. Lib. 10, p. 370. 

1762, Nov. 12. Account by Sarah Meritt and Isaac Meritt, the 
Executors of Abraham Marriott. Each legatee's share £91.9.9; John 
Fort, Sr., in full of wife's share; John Brasonton, in full of wife's 
share; Aaron Gaskill, in full of wife's share; John Acrit (?), in full 
of wife's share; Henry Lishman, in full of wife's share; Abraham 
Merit, his share; Jacob Merrit, his share; Sarah Merrit, her share; 
Isaac Merrit, his share. 

1766, Sept. 22. Marpole, George, of Twsp., and Co. of Gloucester, 
yeoman. Int. Adm'r — John Hinchman, Esq., of said Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Hatkinson, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co., mer- 
chant. 

1767, Sept. 10. Inventory, £1,497.11.3%, made by Josiah Albortson 
and John Gill. Lib. 12, p. 384. 

1764, May 11. Marsalas, Peter, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., car- 
penter; will of. Son, Eden, £110 and 1/5 of my real estate, when 21. 
Wife, Hannah, 1/5 my real. Daughters, Rachel, Mary and Eliza- 
beth, 1/5 my real, when 18. Executors — wife, Hannah, only during 
her widowhood, and Thomas Moore and Stacy Potts, both of Trenton. 
Witnesses — Thomas Barnes, William Lister, Mary Lancaster. Proved 
June 30, 1764. 

1764, July 4. Inventory, £857.13.11, made by Edmond Beakes and 
Charles Axford, Jr. Lib. 12, p. 17. 

1765, May 28. Marsh, Charles, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Easter Marsh and Richard Marsh, the widow and eldest son, both of 
said Co. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Jaques, of Middlesex Co. 

Lib. H, p. 426. 

1770, Jan. 20. Marsh, David, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Mary Marsh and William Coats; both of said Co. Witness — George 
King. 

1769, Nov. 23. Inventory, £76.11.3, made by Valentine Martin and 
Thomas Mackfarson. Lib. 14, p. 122. 

1764, June 26. Marsh, Mephibosheth, of Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co.; will of. The plantation that I live on; land I bought of 
Elias Marsh, and 2 lots of salt meadow, which father gave me by 
deed, I give to my 3 sons, to wit., Mephibosheth, Jacob and Cornelius, 
when the youngest is 21. Daughter, Comfort, £20. Daughter, Suviah, 
£20. Granddaughters, Jane Marsh and Jane Conger, £20 each. Grand- 
sons, Joseph Marsh, Stephen Marsh and Jehial Marsh, £50 each, when 
21. To my son's widow, Esther Marsh, the same freedom on my 
place, as she has had. Wife, Elizabeth, £20 a year. The overplus 



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to be given to my children, Mephibosheth Marsh, Jacob Marsh, Cor- 
nelius Marsh, Elizabeth Conger, Comfort Marsh, Zeruiah Marsh. That 
given to my daughter, Elizabeth Conger, I intend for her 3 children. 
Executors — my said three sons. "Witnesses — Jacob Shotwell, Thomas 
Latham, Joseph Shotwell. Proved Oct. 4, 1764. 

1764, Sept. 20. Inventory, £265.2.2, made by Amos Morss and Ben- 
jamin Marsh. Lib. H, p. 460. 

1767, Nov. 2. Marsh, Thomas Ellit, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., 
schoolmaster. Int. Adm'r — Benjamin Carpenter, weaver. Fellow- 
bondsman — Joseph Tatem, cordwainer and innholder; both of said 
place. 

1767, Oct. 29. Inventory, £9.10.2, made by Thomas Nightingale and 
Samuel Eldridge. Lib. 13, p. 437. 

1763, Dec. 5. Marsh, William, of Hardyston, Sussex Co., minister. 
Int. Adm'r — Jacob Marsh, of said place, yeoman. Fellowbondsmen — 
Nathaniel Pettit and Isaac Hull, of Newton, said Co., yeomen. 

Lib. 12, p. 5. 

1764, Oct. 12. Marshall, James, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Rachel Marshall, the widow. Fellowbondsman — Henry Lane, of Essex 
Co. Lib. H, p. 370. 

1769, July 9. Marshall. John, of Penns Neck Twsp., Salem Co., 
blacksmith; will of. Lands in Cohansey to be sold. Wife, Elizabeth, 
V 2 of all my estate. Rest to my children, when my son, Joseph, is 
10 years of age. My tools to son, Francis. Executors — my wife and 
my brothers-in-law, John Sparks and Richard Sparks. Witnesses — 
Henry Sparks, Elizabeth Marshall, Thomas Sparks. Proved Aug. 14, 
1769. 

1769, July 28. Inventory, £142.5.10, made by Henry Sparks and 
Allen Congelton. Lib. 14, p. 207. 

1770, April 11. Marshall, John, of Penns Neck, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, all real and personal during her life, and, after her death, 
to my stepson, Ananias Elwell, and his heirs, and, for that default, 
to the heirs of my uncle, Benjamin Hawly. Executors — my wife, and 
her son, Ananias Elwell. Witnesses — Moses Hill, John Pennington, 
Samuel Baker. Proved April 23, 1770. 

1770, April 21. Inventory, £219.17.4, made by Hance Lambson and 
Samuel Baker. Lib. 14, p. 212. 

1764, Jan. 21. Marshall, Thomas, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Catharine, live stock, household goods, etc. 
Nephew, Charles Marshall, my gun. To Jeromus Rapellie, £20, for the 
services he has done me. I give my farm to the said Charles Marshall 
and to Cathrine, my present wife, for the term of five years, and 
they are to maintain the family and my father and mother-in-law, 
viz., Abraham and Sarah Delamater, after which time, Charles can 
have the farm, he paying to my wife £15 yearly. Executors — my 
friends, Thomas Reading and Hugh Hicks. Witnesses — Benjamin 
Stout, Cornelius Low, John Cole. Proved Feb. 29, 1764. 

1764, Feb. 22. Inventory, £292.5.11, made by Benjamin Stout and 
Bartholomew Thatcher. Lib. 11, p. 530. 



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1767, Sept. 15. Marten, William, of Mendham Twsp., Morris Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of my farm and moveable 
estate, which are to be sold after her death and the money divided 
among my nine children, William, Elijah, John, Azariah, James, 
Peter, Elizabeth, Rhoda and Jemimah. Executors — my wife, son, 
John, and friend, James McVicar. Witnesses — William Stewart, Rob- 
art Comins, Brice Rikey. Proved Oct. 29, 1767. 

1767, Oct. 22. Inventory, £201.14.0, made by Asa Cooke and Brice 
Rikey. Lib. I, p. 170. 

1763, Jan. 31. Martin, Charity, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Samuel Jaques, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Moses 
Bishop, of said Co. Lib. H, p. 220. 

1761, March 5. Martin, Hugh, Esq., of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. My personal estate to my wife and two daughters, Martha 
and Jane, and my children are to have their living till they are 17. 
My two sons, who are at college, are to be brought up out of my 
real estate. My sons, Alexander, James and Thomas, £20 each. If 
my son James choose to come home and work on the farm, then I 
give my said farm to my sons, James, Samuel and Robert. Executors 
— sons, James and Samuel. Witnesses — John Hanna, James Martin, 
Jr., Martha Martin. 

1761, March 6. Codicil. Wife, Jean, to have the negro wench, 
Cate. Daughter, Martha Martin, to have wench, Bell. Son, Alex- 
ander, to have negro boy, Brom; and son, James, to have Prince. 
Son, Alexander, to be one of the Executors. Daughters, Martha and 
Jean, to have £60 each. Witnesses — James Martin, Jr., Samuel Rog- 
ers, Martha Martin. Proved May 12, 1761. 

1761, May 6. Inventory, £362.4.6. Lib. 11, p. 45. 

1761. Dec. 1. Martin, James, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Anne, £15 yearly, and to be provided for on the farm. Son, 
James, my farm, and he to pay the legacies. Son, William, £200, 
when 21. Daughter, Martha, £50, at marriage. Daughter, Mary, £50, 
at marriage. Daughter, Ann, £50, when she is of age. Daughter, 
Rachel, a like sum, when of age. Executors — wife, Ann, and son, 
James. Witnesses — John Anderson, William Rogers, Charles Stewart. 
Proved Dec. 31, 1761. 

1761, Dec. 28. Inventory, £235.2.6, made by John Anderson and 
Charles Stewart. Lib. 11, p. 144. 

1766, Oct. 25. Martin, James, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ruth, £150, live stock, and household goods; also profits of real 
estate till it is disposed of. Son, Azariah, the land I last bought of 
my brother, Peter, and the west part of the salt meadow that I 
bought of my father, when he is 21; and he is to pay to his sister, 
Sarah Martin, £150. Son, James, land where I live, and V2 of the 
land I bought of Ebenezer Daniels, and 5 acres of salt meadow I 
bought of Nathaniel Heard, when he is 21; and he is to pay to his 
sister, Ruth Martin, £140, and to his sister, Jane, £30, when she is 
18. Son, Phinehas, the land at the plains, that I bought of my broth- 
er, Jacob Martin, and the other V 2 of the land I bought of Ebenezer 
Daniels, when he is 21; and he is to pay to his sister, Jane, £70. Son, 
Gideon, the land at Dismall, which I bought of my father, of about 
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20 acres; also 10 acres which I had of my father; also the 30 acres 
I bought of my brother, Peter, and the rest of meadow I bought of 
Nathaniel Heard, when he is 21, he paying to his sister, Esther 
Martin, £150. Daughter, Sarah Martin, £150, to be paid by son, 
Azariah. Daughter, Ruth Martin, £140, to be paid her by my son, 
James. Daughter, Jane Martin, £100. The land which I bought of 
Samuel Mackferson, in Piscataway, and the land in Sussex Co., which 
I bought of Levi Hinds and Andrew Smalley, to be sold. Executors 
— my father-in-law, Jonathan Dunham, and my friend, Joseph Fitz 
Randolph, both of Piscataway, and brother-in-law, Azariah Dun- 
ham. Witnesses — John Holton, Jr., Benjamin Martin, Jacob Martin. 
Jr. Proved Jan. 13, 1767. Lib. I, p. 73. 

1763, July 15. Martin, James, Jr„ of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son of 
James Martin, late of South Ward of City of Perth Amboy. Guardian 
— Sarah Rolph. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Moore; both of Wood- 
bridge, said Co. Witness — John Thomson. Lib. H, p. 258. 

1761, March 3. Martin, John, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., farmer; 
will of. "Am greatly advanced in years." Daughter, Patience Lodge, 
£7; and to grandson, John Lodge, £5, when of age. Daughter, Rachel 
Moffat, has already had hers. Granddaughter, Sarah Moffat, £5. 
Daughter, Sarah Martin, £25. Wife, Mary, rest of estate. Executrix 
— said wife, Mary. Witnesses — Michael Fisher, George Flaningam. 
Proved May 5, 1761. 

1761, April 27. Inventory, £131.3.8%, made by George Flaningam 
and Michael Fisher. Lib. 10, p. 390. 

1761, May 27. Martin, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — John Smal- 
ley, of Somerset Co. Fellowbondsman — David Sayre, of Morris Co. 

Lib. G, p. 381. 

1768, May 4. Martin, Jonathan, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Of the personal estate I give Vs to my wife, and % to 
my granddaughter, Lydia Shotwell, and % for support of my son, 
William. My land in Windsor Twsp. to be sold (it was bought of 
Samuel Dunn, 29 of Dec, 1763), and the money to be put to interest, 
for support of son, William; and, if he die, it is to be divided be- 
tween my daughter, Catharine, my grandaughter, Elizabeth Hayden 
(the daughter of John Sutton), my grandaughter, Prudence (the 
daughter of Joseph Howard). The lands I claim of the Elizabeth 
Town purchase, I give to my daughters, Martha, Anne, Elizabeth, 
Rachel, Cathrine, and Sarah. Of my lands at Rockciticus, which I 
purchased of Jonathan Scott and John Scott, Ys I give to my son-in- 
law, Daniel Dunham, *4 to my son, Peter, and *4 to my grandsons, 
John Martin and Jonathan Martin. Executors — son-in-law, Daniel 
Dunham and friend, Samuel Dunham. Witnesses — Jacob Martin, Jr., 
James Martin, Jr., Elias V. Court. Proved Aug. 17, 1768. Lib. I, p. 313. 

1765, Jan. 14. Martin, Joseph, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
George Marshall. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Moore; both of Essex 
Co. 

1765, Jan. 12. Renunciation by William Martin, eldest brother of 
Joseph Martin, in favor of George Marshall, for use of creditors. 

Lib. H, p. 376. 



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1763, Feb. 12. Martin, Merick, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Real and personal to be sold and proceeds to be given to my wife, 
Hope, and my children, John (eldest son), Joseph, Katherina Martin, 
William, Benjamin, and Isaac, each 1/7 part. Executors — my brother, 
William Martin, and my friend, Joseph Moore. Witnesses — Francis 
Everitt, William Moore, George Brown. Proved March 16, 1763. 

Lib. H, p. 221. 

1765, Oct. 28. Martin, Rheuben, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Martin, Jr., of said place. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Dunham, of said Co. File No. 4205 L. 

1765, Oct. 28. Martin, Sarab, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
"I am the daughter of Moses Martin." To brother, Joshua Martin, 5 
shillings. Sister, Margaret Wilson, clothing. Sister, Rachel Griffith, 
also clothing. Cousin, Isbel Wilson, daughter of my sister, Margaret 
Wilson, also clothing, and likewise to cousin, Sarah Griffith, daugh- 
ter of my sister, Rachel Griffith. Cousin, Sarah Griffith, goods. The 
salt meadow that father, Moses Martin, gave me in his will, to be 
sold, and money to be given to cousins, Isbel Wilson, Robert Wilson 
and Joshua Wilson, and their mother (my sister), Margaret Wilson, 
and cousins, Sarah Griffith and John Griffith, and their mother (my 
sister), Rachel Griffith. Cousin, Rachel Martin, daughter of my 
brother, Joshua Martin, silk cape, and to his other two children, 
Runyon and Margret Martin, money also. Executors — Moses Martin, 
Jr., and Isaac Ferret. Witnesses — Isaac Stelle, Jeremiah Dunn, Mar- 
garet Dunn. Proved Oct. 23, 1767. 

1767, Oct. 26. Inventory, made by Joshua Martin and Henry Lang- 
staff, Jr. Lib. I, p. 166. 

1761, Feb. 21. Martin, Tbomas, of Bucks Co., Pa. Int. Adm'r — 
Hugh Martin, Esq., of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co. Fellowbondsman — 
Theophilus Severns, of Trenton. Witness — Rachel Hooton. 

1761, Nov. 13. Adm'rs — David Marple and Mary Marple, late widow 
of Thomas Martin. Fellowbondsman — Moore Furman, of Trenton. 
Witness — George Douglass. 

1761, Nov. 14. Inventory, £257, made by Moore Furman and Ben- 
jamin Johnson. Lib. 10, p. 460; Lib. 11, p. 132. 

1767, Oct. 6. Martin, Tbomas, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., weav- 
er; will of. Sons, Mulford and Thomas Martin, to be supported from 
the profits of my estate; which estate they are to have when old 
enough. Executors — Isaac Faurot, Nathaniel Martin and Samuel 
Ayres. Witnesses — James Ayers, Daniel Compton, Neil Campbell, 
John Jackson Sheridan. Proved Oct. 19, 1767. 

1767, Oct. 21. Inventory, £232.5.1, made by James Manning and 
Henry Langstaff. 

1775, June 8. Account by Executors. Land was sold as follows: 
To Benjamin Thornell, for £99.7.8; to Samuel Martin, for £102.1.3; 
salt meadow to Dugal Campbell, for £11.19.6; land to Samuel Mar- 
tin, "for which no deed is yet given." Lib. I, p. 162. 

1762, March 3. Masters, Richard, of Newton, Sussex Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'r — William Masters. Fellowbondsman — George Havens; 
both of said place, yeomen. 

1761, Oct. 7. Inventory, £63.7.4, made by Jonathan Smalley and 
George Havens. Lib. 11, p. 289. 



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1763, May 2. Mathis, Jeremiah, of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Hannah Mathis. Fellowbondsman — Job Mathis; 
both of same place. Witness — Robert Norris. 

1763, April 28. Inventory, £138.15.6, made by James Belanger and 
Daniel Shourds. Lib. 11, p. 302. 

1766, May 21. Account of Administratrix. 

1763, Oet. 22. Mathis, Joseph, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Mathis, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Corwine, of Amwell, said Co. Witness — Henry Matthis. 

1763, Oct. 20. Inventory, £44.2.3, made by Timothy Brush and 
Samuel Corwine. 

1764, Dec. 31. Account by William Mathis. Lib. 11, p. 446. 

1761, May 23. Matlaek, George, of Chester, Burlington Co., car- 
penter; will of. Son, Thomas, the house and lot which I purchased 
of my brother, Josiah Matlaek, in Moorestown, and contains 35 acres; 
also a piece of meadow, fenced off from the plantation whereon I 
dwell, of 3 acres. Son, William, the land between that of said 
Thomas and mine where I live, which I bought of Arthur Bunadaill, 
of 45 acres. Son, George, plantation where I live, except what is 
reserved for a sawmill, of 100 acres. The said sawmill and one 
acre, I give to my three sons. Personal estate to be sold, and daugh- 
ter, Mary Matlaek, to have £50; and daughter, Susannah Matlaek, 
£50, when 18; and daughter, Elizabeth Matlaek, £50, when 18; and 
daughter Rebeckah Matlaek, £50, when 18. Executors — son, Thomas, 
and my friend, John Lippincott. Witnesses — Thomas Morton, John 
Matlaek, John Cox. Proved May 6, 1766. 

1766, May 5. Inventory, £449.2.3, made by Samuel Stokes and John 
Cox. Lib. 13, p. 35. 

1775, Jan. 23. Account by Executors. 

1765, Dec. 12. Matlaek, George, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son of 
George Matlaek, of Chester Twsp., said Co. Guardian — Joseph Will- 
cox. Fellowbondsman — Francis Dudley; both of Evesham Twsp., said 
Co. Witness — Robert Burchan. Lib. 12, p. 523. 

1767, March 38. Matlaek, Isaac, of Waterford Twsp., Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Rebecca Matlaek, the widow. Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas Bate, yeoman; both of said place. Witnesses — Samuel Shaw 
and Joseph Read. 

1767, Jan. 13. Inventory, £365.15.5, made by Joshua Stokes and 
Thomas Bate. Lib. 13, p. 102. 

1767, Jan. 4. Matlaek, Jeremiah, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £30, and to be maintained by sons. 
Sons, John and Jeremiah, my lands. Executors — friends, Joshua and 
Enoch Roberts. Witnesses — John Roberts, John Cowperthwaite, Jo- 
seph Roberts. Proved Feb. 13, 1767. Lib. 13, p. 52. 

1767, Feb. 9. Inventory, £755.15.2, made by Joshua Roberts and 
Enoch Roberts. 

1765, Feb. 36. Matlaek, John, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. To son, Isaac; son, John; daughter, Hannah Maxel, 
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Heritage; daughter, Esther French, wife of Jonathan French; and 
daughter, Sarah Browning, wife of Joseph Browning, 5 shillings 
each. To the heirs of my son, Jacob Matlack, deceased, 5 shillings. 
To Samuel Lippincott, son of my daughter, Bathsheba, late wife of 
Ezekial Lippincott, 5 shillings. My son, Benjamin, the plantation 
where he lives, which was divided from the place where I now live 
some years ago. Son, Ephraim, plantation where I live. Daughter, 
Lydia Matlack, £7 and things she calls hers. Daughters, Lydia Mat- 
lack and Mary Hillman, wife of Joab Hillman, the residue. Execu- 
tors — friends, Nathaniel Lippincott and his son, Caleb Lippincott. 
Witnesses — Joshua Stokes, William Bates, Abraham Allen. Proved 
March 14, 1765. 

1765, March 9. Inventory, £125.9.1, made by Joshua Stokes and 
William Bates. Lib. 12, p. 76. 

1770, April 17. Matson, Israel, of Deptford, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Pedrick, of Frankford, Philadelphia Co. (Penn'a), ma- 
son. Fellowbondsman — Constantine Lord, of said Deptford, yeoman. 
Witness — Elizabeth Mickle. 

1770, April 14. Inventory, £265.17.0, made by John Jessup and e a n - 
stantine Lord. Lib. 15, p. 46. 

1767, May 18. Matson, Matthias, of Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. 
I order that I be buried on the plantation and nowhere else. Wife, 
Elizabeth, £100, and many household goods. Daughters — Hepsabey, 
and Mary, my two plantations; Hepsiba to have the homestead, and 
Mary the other place, when they are of age. My daughter, Sarah, 
the value of V3 my lands. Executors — my wife and my brother, Wil- 
liam Matson. "Burying ground where I am to be buried to be done 
up with cedar boards, and nailed on posts, and it is always to be kept 
up by them that lives on my place afterwards." Witnesses— John 
Pinyard, Martha Pinyard, Jacob Richman. Proved June 3, 1767. 

1767, May 28. Inventory, £191.5.9, made by John Pinyard and Caleb 
Lippincott. Lib. 13, p. 118. 

1765, March 26. Matthews, Samuel, of Cape May Co., gentleman; 
will of. Son, Samuel, plantation I bought of Amos Johnson, of 106 
acres, located in Middle Precinct; and is part of that plantation that 
formerly belonged to Benjamin Johnson (my last wife's father) and 
where he lived. Son, Elijah, land where I live, located in the Middle 
Precinct. Daughter, Mary Matthews, £300, who will be 18 years old 
on 19th of June, 1774. And whereas the said Benjamin Johnson gave 
my daughter, Mary, £5, and her grandmother, Penelope Johnson, gave 
her a bed which bequests are in my hands they are to be paid, and 
she is to have the clothing that was her mother's. My son, Samuel, 
is to be the Guardian of my daughter, Mary. Executors — Samuel and 
Elijah, my sons. Witnesses — Jeremiah Ludlam, Mary Learning, Aaron 
Learning, Jonathan Learning. 

1765, July 2. Codicil. Proved May 25, 1768. 

1768, June 8. Inventory, £741.2.0 %, made by John Townsend and 
James Godfrey. Lib. 15, p. 463. 

1766, Ang. 9. Matthews, William, of Cape May Co., gentleman; 
will of. Oldest son, John, the northwest side of my plantation •where 
I live, of 80 acres. Son, Isaac, 100 acres where my dwelling house 
stands. Son, Richard, the rest of the land. I own *4 of certain 



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islands, in Middle Precinct, on the northwest side of Five Mile Beach, 
in partnership with Richard Shaw and Lewis Cresse; and I give my 
part to my son, Thomas. My sons, John and Isaac, are to support 
and care for my unfortunate daughter, Martha, for four years after 
my decease, and after that time to be supported by John, Isaac and 
Richard to the end of her life. My wife, Bathia, the best bed and 
% my moveable estate. The remainder to my daughters, Lydia, 
Elizabeth, Elishaba and Bathia Matthews, and to my granddaugh- 
ters, Jane and Esther Edwards. Executors — my wife and my son, 
Isaac. Witnesses — Ephraim Edwards, Aaron Learning, James Ed- 
wards, Samuel Matthews. Proved March 19, 1767. 

1767, March 24. Inventory, £133.12.4, made by John Eldredge and 
Samuel Matthews. Lib. 13, p. 141. 

1762, Feb. 2. linttison, Aaron, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Daughter, Mary Hugan, £50. Wife, Elizabeth, % the 
profits of my farm and use of moveable estate, and, after her mar- 
riage or death, to be sold, and money given as follows: To son, 
Jacob; to Aaron, Jacob and James Mattison, sons of my son Joseph, 
deceased; to son, Aaron; to daughter, Catherine, the wife of Samuel 
Ker; to daughter, Rachel, the wife of Joseph Hankinson; to daugh- 
ter, Mary, the wife of William Hugan; and to daughter, Martha, the 
wife of William Norcross. Executors — son, Jacob, my son-in-law, 
Samuel Ker, and my friend, John Henderson. Witnesses — James 
Harbert, Daniel Ketcham, Michael Henderson. Proved May 3, 1762. 

1762, May 1. Inventory, £736.5.6, made by James Dey, Kenneth 
Anderson and Jacob Wikoff. Lib. H, p. 119. 

1766, Jan. 6. Maxfell, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. To Benjamin Miller, minister of the Gospel in the Borough 
of Elizabeth, at the Scotch Plains, £2 yearly, while he is a minister 
there. Wife, Elizabeth, the interest of what is to be sold. To my 
four grandchildren, the children of my daughter Abigail Ludlow, 
deceased, £35. Grandson, John Maxfell, son of David Maxfell, dec'd, 
£1 and 10 shillings. Son, William, £1. Son, John, the place I live 
on, which I bought of Stephen Ward, and also that I bought of 
Stephen Ward, Jr., and the % of the sawmill. Rest to be sold and 
divided among my daughters, Elizabeth Lambart, Sarah Clarke, 
Hanah Jones and Esther Sayre. Executors — my wife, Elizabeth, and 
my friend, Recompence Stanbery. Witnesses — James Miller, Jr., 
Tingley Sutton, Jemima Miller. Proved May 29, 1766. Lib. H, p. 623. 

1763, June 8. Maxfield, Caleb, of Essex Co. Ward. Petition of 
Caleb Maxfield, an orphan, of 14 years of age, and other inhabitants 
of Elizabeth Town, Showing that Samuel Maxfield, of said town, 
deceased, did die intestate, leaving three children, viz., Rachel, Caleb 
and Rhoda; and the children, Rachel and Caleb, made choice of their 
father-in-law, Ephraim Frazee (who had married their mother), to 
be their Guardian, who obtained Letters accordingly; that said 
Ephraim Frazee, being reduced in his circumstances and about to 
remove into the back parts of Virginia, and his security being doubt- 
ful, makes it necessary that another Guardian be appointed; and the 
said Caleb hath made choice of John Darby, of Elizabeth Town, for 
that purpose; and the estate of the youngest of the said children, 
named Rhoda (now under 14) being in possession of Daniel Potter, 
who is become aged and infirm, and desires that said Darby be ap- 



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pointed for the youngest child: Therefore we desire that John Darby, 
be made Guardian of said children, although the eldest child, Rachel, 
has not joined in the application, she living with her father-in-law, 
and not being willing to give any uneasiness in the family by any act 
of hers. Signed by Caleb Maxfleld, Thomas Squire (grandfather), 
Daniel Potter, who was the guardian of the children; Recom Stan- 
bery, William Darby. 

1763, June 16. Guardian — John Darby. Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
Marsh; both of Essex Co. File No. 3269-3272 G. 

1763, Feb. 20. Maxfleld, David, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. My wife, Susannah, rent of y 3 my farm. Sons, 
John, Samuel, Isaac and William, all my land, when they are 21. 
Daughter, Ruth, £100, when 18. Executors — friends, John Stites, and 
John Miller. Witnesses — Samuel Littell the third, Jonathan Willis, 
Richard Clark. Proved May 30, 1763. 

1763, March 30. Inventory, £534.11.2. Lib. H, p. 259. 

1763, March 11. Maxfleld, Hannah, of Salem Co., widow. Int. 
Adm'r — Jehiel Dearwin (Darvin). Fellowbondsmen — Joseph Champ- 
neys and Richard Sparks; all of Pilesgrove, said Co., yeomen. 

1763, March 2. Inventory, £95.16,3, made by John Dickinson and 
Erasmus Kent. Lib. 11, p. 374. 

1762, May 6. Maxfleld, Rachel and Caleb, of Essex Co. Wards. 
Rachel is aged 16, and Caleb aged 14, and are children of Samuel 
Maxfleld, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Ephraim Frazee, of said 
Co. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Griffen, of Somerset Co. (See under 
"Maxfleld, Caleb"). Lib. H, p. 98; File No. 3149-3150 G. 

1764, May 19. Maxfleld, Rebecca, of Salem Co. Ward. Daughter 
of William Maxfleld, of said Co., deceased. Rebecca is under 4 years 
of age. 

1764, May 19. Guardian — John Maxfleld, of Philadelphia. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Lawrence, of City of Burlington. Lib. 11, p. 517. 

1761, Jan. 17. Maxfleld, William, of Elsinboro, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, % my goods. Son, William, my apparel. My wife, 
and children, viz: Hannah Maxfleld, William Maxfleld, James Max- 
fleld, Margret Maxfleld, Mercy Maxfleld and Rebecca Maxfleld, the 
rest of my goods. Executors — son, William, and Grant Gibbon. Wit- 
nesses — William Goodwin, Clement Hall, Augustine Moore. Proved 
April 15, 1761. 

1761, April 6. Inventory, £387.3.9, made by Joshua Thompson and 
Clement Hall. Lib. 11, p. 12. 

1762, April 10. Maxwell, Esther, widow, of Burlington; will of. 
Daughter, Latitia Darby, widow, £150. Daughter, Sarah Evans (wife 
of Caleb Evans), £150. Remainder to daughter, Rebecca Maxwell. 
Executrix — said Rebecca Maxwell. Witnesses — John Shaw, Isaac 
Heulings, Jasper Smith. Proved June 30, 1762. Lib. 11, p. 205. 

1762, June 30. Inventory, £564.17.5, made by Isaac Heulings and 
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1766, May 16. Maxwell, James, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Maxwell, of Greenwich, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — 
Nathaniel Pettit, Esq., of Newton, said Co. Witness — Ayres Pettit. 

1766, May 12. Inventory, £78.15.6, made by John Cowan and Alex- 
ander White. Lib. 12, p. 434. 

1761, Feb. 26. May, Christian, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Cubberley. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Chambers; both of 
Nottingham, said Co. Witness — John Carty. Lib. 10, p. 173. 

1761, Feb. 22. Inventory, £28.17.11, made by Joseph Chambers and 
John Cuberley. 

1762, Aug. 12. Mead, John, of Pompton, Bergen Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Mary, use of real and personal. Eldest son, John, £130 and 
4 acres by the River, to build a mill. Sons, Jacob, Isaac and Yelles, 
£25 each. Sons, Peter, John, Jacob, Isaac and Yelles, personal. Son, 
Peter, rest of real. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Robert Hogg, 
Nathaniel Ford and Jacob Haulenbek. Proved May 4, 1769. 

Lib. K, p. 95. 

1765, May 20. Meadlis, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Daughters, Sarah and Hannah Meadlis, all real and personal. Wife, 
Hannah, use of whole estate. To Sarah Holdridge's children. Ex- 
ecutors — Robert Plume and Stephen Young, and my wife. Witnesses 
— John Plume, Sr., John Campbel, Robert Boyd. Proved Aug. 7, 1765. 

Lib. H, p. 560. 

1761, May 14. Meeker, Gabriel, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of 
Nathaniel Meeker, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Cornelius Het- 
field. Fellowbondsman — Robert Ogden, Esq.; both of said Co. 

Lib. G, p. 380. 

1768, March 12. Meeker, John, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co., 
cooper; will of. Wife, Phebe, y 3 the moveables, and use of % the 
lands. Sons, John (not 14) and Jotham, my lands. If the child my 
wife is big with be a boy, then it is to have its share of land. Refers 
to a legacy left him by his uncle, Joseph Ogden. Daughters, Sarah 
Meeker, Rhoda Meeker, Phebe Meeker, Joanna Meeker, and to the 
child my wife goes with, the residue, when they are 18. Executors 
— friends, Recompence Stanberry, and James Bounnel. Witnesses — 
Samuel Hicks, Lawrence De Camp, Samuel Stell Coberly. Proved 
April 6, 1768. Lib. I, p. 228. 

1763, March 3. Meeker, Jonathan, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex 
Co.; will of. Daughter, Martha Woodruff, the use of £30, and, at her 
death, to her surviving children. Daughter, Mary Ogden, £30. 
Daughter, Jemimah Chandler, £40. Daughter, Keziah Woodruff, £100, 
who is a widow with children. Daughter, Elizabeth Thompson, £5. 
Executors — William Harriman and John Parson. Witnesses — Na- 
thaniel Woodruff, Jonathan Woodruff, Jr., Nathan Woodruff. Proved 
March 16, 1768. Lib. I, p. 231. 

1765, June 18. Meeker, Mary, of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; will of, 
Widow of Daniel Meeker. Daughter, Mary, wife of Joseph Corey, 
£100. Granddaughter, Mary, wife of Joseph Conkling, £25. Grand- 
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spoon; and to my granddaughters, Mary, Hannah and Sarah Conklen, 
daughters of David Conklin, £15 each, when 18. If they should die, 
then to my granddaughters, Mary Meeker, daughter of Abraham 
Meeker, and Mary Conklen, daughter of Joseph Conklen. Granddaugh- 
ter, Sarah Meeker, daughter of my son, Abraham Meeker, £8. Grand- 
daughter, Rebekah Meeker, £5. Granddaughter, Susannah Meeker, 
daughter of Moses Meeker, £5. Son-in-law, Joseph Corey, the rest. 
Executor and Guardian — said Joseph Corey. Witnesses — Thomas Wil- 
liams, William Seaman and David Crane. Proved March 9, 1770. 

Lib. K, p. 187. 

1768, April 14. Meeker, Moses, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Ward. 
Son of Moses Meeker, of said place, dec'd. Guardian — Joseph Cory. 
Fellowbondsman — Stephen Crane, Esq.; both of said Co. Witnesses — 
Abraham Clark and John Mackay. Lib. I, p. 302. 

1770, Jan. 10. Meghee, Safety, of Bordentown, Burlington Co., 
cordwainer; will of. To my five children, to wit, Amy Meghee, Wil- 
liam, Mary, Safety and Sarah Meghee, when of age, the remainder 
after debts are paid. Executors — friends, William Potts, of Mans- 
field, farmer, and Caleb Carman, of Chesterfield. Witnesses — Alex- 
ander Moore, Joseph Potts, Thomas White. Proved March 1, 1770. 

1770, March 1. Inventory, £437.3.8, made by Jonathan Quicksall 
and Samuel Farnsworth. Lib. 15, p. 32. 

1765, Feb. 26. Melrs, Christopher, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph Meirs. Fellowbondsman — John Wetherill; 
both of said place. 

1765, Feb. 15. Inventory, £102.9.4, made by James Lawrence and 
John Wetherill. Lib. 12, p. 62. 

1767, Aug. 9. Meisinger, Nicholas. Int. Adm'r — Conraad Wande- 
maker. Lib. I, p. 208. 

1763, Dee. 2. Meldrom, Abigail, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Dennis Woolverton. Fellowbondsman — Lazarus Adams; both 
of said place. Witness — John Opdyck. 

1763, Nov. 28. Inventory, £102.16.10, made by Lazarus Adams and 
Henry Snyder. Lib. 11, p. 447. 

1759, May 7. Meldrnm, George, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. To my brother's son, John Meldrum, my apparel, gun, sword 
and cane. To my niece, Margaret Meldrum, one cow. Executors — 
wife, Abigail, and my father-in-law. Witnesses — Joel Woolverton, 
Charles Woolverton, Henry Bird. Proved March 16, 1762. Letters 
granted to Abigail Meldrum and Dennis Woolverton. 

1762, March 13. Inventory, £115.2.6, made by Joel Woolverton and 
Joshua Waterhouse. Lib. 11, p. 139. 

1766, Sept. IO. Meliek, Godfrey, of Greenwich Twsp., Sussex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, all my personal estate, and, after her death, 
to be divided among my nine children. Plantation on which I live, 
and the woodland bought of William Lovet Smith, to be divided in 
two parts; the part, where the house stands, I give to my eldest son, 
Godfrey, and the other % to my son, Christopher. When my son, 
Godfrey, comes of age, the tracts are to be appraised by my wife, 



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Margaret, Andrew Melick, John Sharps and Hugh Hughes, and then 
the said sons are to pay the amount to my wife and each of my other 
children, William, Jacob, Henry, Andrew, John, Mary Margaret and 
Mary Catherine, when of age. The place upon Musconetkonk, for- 
merly my father-in-law's, Christopher Falkenberger, to be sold on 
the death of my mother-in-law, and £100 devised to said Christopher 
and £100 devised to Mary Margaret by my father-in-law, shall be paid 
out of the money. Executors — my wife, Andrew Malick, John Sharp 
and Hugh Hughes. Witnesses — Philip Cline, Mary Catherine Cline, 
Margaret Sharp. Proved Nov. 17, 1766. 

1766, Nov. 13. Inventory, £397.6.0, made by Christan Sharps, and 
Alexander White, and signed by Margret Malick, Andrew Malick and 
John Sharps, the Executors. Lib. 12, p. 428. 

1767, Sept. 26. Melick, John, of New York City, currier and tanner; 
will of. Whereas there is a Lutheran Church built and a piece of 
ground in Hunterdon Co., in East Jersey, which ground is in pos- 
session of the said church, and belongs to me and my brother, 
Teunis, and whereas by deeds of partition this day executed between 
us of a larger tract of land I have vested the said church ground in 
my brother in fee, it is my desire that he convey the same for the 
use of said church. Son, John, £50, when he is 21. Wife, Christena, 
£50, and the rents of my real estate, for supporting my children, till 
my said son is 21; then my land is to be sold, and I give the money 
to my wife and all my children, Mary, John, Elizabeth, Catharine, 
Margaret and Sarah. Executors — my brother, Teunis Melick, of 
Hunterdon Co., Henry Miller, of same place, and Peter Grim, of New 
York City, tanner. Witnesses — Benjamin Kissami, Henry W. Van 
Dewater, John Middidoler, Henry Miller. Proved Oct. 15, 1767. 

Lib. 13, p. 367. 

1737, Oct. 30. Mellenot, Elenor, of New Barbadoes Neck, called 
the Poliflie, in Bergen Co., widow; will of. To my five daughters, 
100 acres of land at Polifly, bounded by Derick Terhoun and Gisbart 
Van Blarkem; also six acres of meadow, which was left me for a 
third by my first husband, John Christine, and made over to me by 
my son, John Christine. Daughters named as Elizabeth, wife of 
Henry Post, Mary, wife of Jacobus Post, Margaret, wife of John 
Berry, Ann, wife of Gisbert Van Blarkem, and Sarah, wife of Leanerd 
Degrave. Executors — sons-in-law, John Berry and Henry Post. 
Witnesses — Abraham Ackerman, Henreck Van Gesie and John Mc- 
Dowell. Proved May 10, 1765, and at same time Henry Post, the sur- 
viving Executor, was qualified. Lib. H, p. 580. 

1765, Nov. 9. Melvan, William, of City of Perth Amboy, Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Real and personal to be sold. Sons, Jeams and 
John, that I had by my present wife, Ann, each to have £40. My 
sons, by my wife, Ann, viz., Thomas, Daniel, George and William, 
each £20, when they come of age. My daughters, by my wife, Ann, 
viz., Rachel, Elizabeth and Margret, to have their share, when of age. 
Wife, Ann, to have benefit of my estate to bring up the children. 
Executors — son, Jeams, and my friend, Nicholas Everson. Witnesses 
— Simon Loofborrow, Thomas Buckelu, Daniel Willmot. Proved July 
10, 1766. Lib. H, p. 627. 



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1768, Aug. 29. Mercer, William, of Middlesex Co.; will of. All my 
lands in and about Quibble Town, to be sold. My dwelling house 
and mills, and the farm adjoining where I live, and the salt meadow 
I lately bought of Benjamin Van Veghten, with my negroes, cattle, 
etc., to be kept by my wife, Lucy, for her use, and that of my young- 
er children, namely, Archibald, John, Isaac, Robert, Hellen and Gab- 
riel. Money given to the seven children, William, Archibald, John, 
Isaac, Robert, Hellen and Gabriel. Son, William, is now of age. My 
sister, Hellen Mercer, is to live with my family. Executors — my wife 
and my friends, Anthony White and George Harrison. Witnesses — 
Richard Merrell, Sarah Voorhees, Stephen Campbell. Proved March 
15, 1770. Lib. K, p. 208. 

1768, March 17. Men-it, Sarah, of Springfield, Burlington Co., 
widow of Abraham. Int. Adm'r — Jacob Merrit, of said place. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Samuel How, of Burlington. Witness — James Tal- 
man. Lib. 13, p. 330. 

1768, March 22. Inventory, £67.3.0, made by William Ridgway and 
Lott Ridgway. 

1766, March 10. Merrltt, Abraham, of Springfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Caleb, £5, when 21. To Charity Gaskil, one 
cow, which my wife may choose for her. Daughter, Anne, £50, 
when 18. Wife, Rachel, profits of plantation, till boys are 21. Sons, 
Caleb, Levi and Abram, my plantation, when 21. Executors — my 
wife and my neighbor, Jacob Shinn. Witnesses — William Budd, Wil- 
liam Fox, William Shinn, Jr., William Ridgway. Proved April 24, 
1766. 

1766, April 24. Inventory, £293.5.1, made by Samuel Llppincott and 
William Fox. Lib. 13, p. 1. 

1765, March 5. Merry, Job, of Woodbrldge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Ebenezer Foster. Fellowbondsman — David Evens; both of 
said place. Same date, renunciation by Phebe Force, sister of Job 
Merry, in favor of Ebenezer Foster. 

1765, March 15. Inventory, £308.9.3, of goods and rights of Job 
Merry, as the same came to my hands from David Crow, Executor 
of Joseph Merry, late of Woodbridge, as well as the residue of a 
legacy due to said Job from the hands of David Evans, Executor 
of Ebenezer Merry (father to said Job and Joseph), late of Wood- 
bridge. Signed by Ebenezer Foster, Adm'r. Lib. H, p. 404. 

1763, , . Merry, John, of Morris Co.; will of. My lands 

in Boston government to be for my wife. Brother, Nathaniel Miller, 
joint Executor. Witnesses — Isaac Ogden, Benjamin Clark. (Above 
will is much torn and parts missing.) 

1768, April 26. Adm'x — Elizabeth Merry, the widow of John, late 
of Morris Co. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Miller, of Springfield, 
Essex Co. Witnesses — Abraham Ogden and John B. Scott. 

Elizabeth Merry, the Adm'x, said that John Merry, her late hus- 
band, died without a will, except some small pieces of paper that 
was supposed to have been intended for one, from which the mean- 
ing could not be taken, and which was lodged in the Prerogative 
Court office. 

1768, April 5. Inventory, made by Obadiah Lum and Thomas Vail. 

Lib. I, p. 301; File No. 240 N. 



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1761, April 4. Merry, Joseph, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Sister, Annah Care, £5 and a horse. Sister, Phebe Forse, £25. 
Cousin, Icabod Tharp, £20, when 21. Cousin, David Tharp, £20, when 
21. To Hanna Tappen, £15. To Rachel Cotheal, £3 and 10 shillings. 
To William Eddy, £5, to be in the care of his father, Gawen Eddy, 
till William is 21. Brother, Job Merry, the rest, when he is 22. 
Executors — friends, Joseph Freeman and David Crow. Witnesses — 
Henry Cotheal, Gawen Eddy, James Clarkson. Proved April 24, 1761. 

Lib. G, p. 429. 

1767, April 30. Merseroll, John, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Son, John, my gun. Wife, Leanah, rest of personal and real, 
in order to bring up my child, Abraham. At wife's death all to go 
to sons, John, Jacob, Peter, Karl and Abraham, and to daughters, 
Leanah (wife of Adrian Van Nosbrant), and Elizabeth, and to the 
children of my daughter Jane, deceased, formerly the wife of James 
Whitelock. Executors — brother, Peter, my brother-in-law, Albert 
Voorhees, and my wife. Witnesses — William Nevius, Ernestus Van 
Harlingen, George Wetsel. Proved June 3, 1767. Lib. I, p. 128. 

1760, May 30. Messeler, Johannis, of Somerset Co., farmer; will of. 
Wife, Catrine,, must be maintained by the children. Sons, Abraham 
Messeler, Cornelius and Peter, and daughters, Ealfie (EafFie), the 
wife of Jacob Buyse, Harmpie, the wife of Johannis Powelse, Sarah, 
the wife of Jacobus Stryker, each to pay my wife £3. Real and per- 
sonal to be sold and divided among my children. Executors — my 
sons, Abraham and Cornelius, and my friend, John Brokaw. Wit- 
nesses — John Aten, Thomas Aten, Rike Vanderbilt. Proved March 
6, 1761. 

1761, Feb. 24. Inventory, £847.18.6, made by Hendrick Blaw and 
Rike Vanderbilt. Lib. G, p. 367. 

1760, March 1. Messenger, William, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Son, William Messenger, 5 shillings. Enough of my real 
and V2 of a boat to be sold, so as to build a small house for my 
wife. Wife, Mary, rest of real estate, till my youngest child is 14, 
when all is to be sold, except my house, and the money given to 
my sons, William and Joseph. Daughters, Sarah, Mary, Deborah 
and Hannah, the rest. Executors — friends, Francis Everit and Wil- 
liam Moore. Witnesses — William Moore, Abner Wright, George 
Brown. Proved Jan. 13, 1761. Lib. G, p. 342. 

1761, June 20. Metseler, Peter, of Somerset Co., weaver; will of. 
Children, John Metseler, Antje Metseler, Simon Metseler, and Peter 
Metseler; each % of my estate. Executors — my brother-in-law, 
Jacob Buyse, and my friend, John Brokaw. Witnesses — Abram Mes- 
seler, Cornelus Messeler, Hanna Messeler. Proved April 9, 1764. 

Lib. H, p. 425. 

1768, Sept. 9. Meyer, George, of Upper Alloways Creek, Salem Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Benjamin Thompson. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Thomp- 
son; both of Alloways Creek, said Co., yeomen. 

1768, Aug. 5. Inventory, £52.14.3, made by Andrew Thompson and 
Thomas Thompson. Lib. 12, p. 524. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 285 

1765, April 19. Mickle, John, of Town and Co. of Gloucester; will 
of. Daughter, Elizabeth Mickle, all my real and personal; and my 
Executors shall pay the interest to my sister, Hannah Ladd, to main- 
tain and educate said daughter, till she is 18; but if said Hannah 
die, then I desire that Sarah, the wife of William Mickle, my brother, 
take charge of Elizabeth, my only daughter. If my daughter die 
under age, then the said estate to go to my four nephews, William, 
James and Samuel Mickle, sons of my brother, William Mickle, and 
Samuel Mickle, son of my brother, Samuel Mickle, dec'd, except £200, 
which I give my sister, Hannah Ladd; and my lot in Northern Liber- 
ties, Philadelphia, to be divided between Hannah Hugg and Sarah 
Hugg, daughters of Sarah Hugg, of Gloucester Twsp., widow. 
Brother, William, my apparel. Executors — my cousin, David Cooper, 
and Robert Friend Price. Witnesses — Mary Price, Margery Price, 
Samuel Harrison. Proved April 27, 1765. 

1765, April 27. Inventory, £1,475, made by Samuel Harrison and 
Thomas West. Lib. 12, p. 110. 

1762, March 5. Mickle, Joseph, of Newton, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'r — Isaac Mickle. Fellowbondsman — Robert Friend Price; 
both of Newton Twsp., said Co., yeomen. Witnesses — John Ladd and 
Hannah Ladd. Lib. 11, p. 87. 

1762, July 12. Mickle, Samuel, of Newton, Gloucester Co. Ward. 
Eldest son and heir-at-law of Samuel Mickle, sadler, of said place, 
deceased, having lands by the will of his father, makes choice of his 
friend, David Cooper, as Guardian. Witnesses — John Cooper. 

1762, July 12. Guardian — David Cooper. Fellowbondsman — John 
Brown, yeoman; both of Deptford Tounship, said Co. Witness — Sarah 
Howell. Lib. 11, p. 126. 

1765, March 19. Middagk, Dirck, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co., 
blacksmith; will of. My wife, Engeltje, to be maintained by my son, 
Dirck; and she is to have a wagon and two horses, and a driver, to 
attend Divine worship. Son, Dirck, all my real and personal; and 
my daughter, Elizabeth (now wife of Peter Biggs), to have £120. 
Executors — wife, Engeltje, and my son, Dirck. Witnesses — Cornelius 
Tunison, Jr., Lawrence Van Derveer, Jacob Noorstrand. Proved May 
21, 1768. 

1768, July 12. Inventory, £311.13.0, made by John Arrison and 
Cornelius Tunison, tertius. Lib. I, p. 357. 

1766, Nov. 1. Middleton, Asa, of New Hanover Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Jonathan Middleton and Abel Middleton. 

1766, Oct. 18. Inventory, £461.12.1 %, made by Anthony Sykes and 
William Newbold. Lib. 12, p. 385. 

1790, May 17. Adm'rs — John Middleton, Jr., and William Cook, both 
of said Co., on estate of Asa Middleton, left unadministered by Abel 
Middleton and Jonathan Middleton, who are also deceased. Fellow- 
bondsman — Robert Pearson. Lib. 32, p. 94. 

1770, Jan. 12. Middleton, George, of Burlington Co.; will of. Son, 
Nathan, land I bought of John Lovell; also four lots that I bought 
of William Bunting, he paying £100 to his 3 youngest sisters when 
they are 18. Son, Jacob, the plantation where I live; also the land 



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I bought of Richard Watson, when he is 21. Wife, Hannah, £200. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Middleton, £115. Daughter, Hannah Middleton, 
£100, when 18. Daughter, Rhoda Middleton, £100, when 18. Daughter, 
Phebe Middleton, £100, when 18. I give my three boys, John Allen, 
William Lippincott and Ramoth Bunting, to my son Jacob, to fill 
their indentures. Executors — wife, Hannah, and sons, Nathan and 
Jacob. Witnesses — Thomas Middleton, Joseph Borden, Jr., Mary 
Middleton. Proved July 28, 1770. Lib. 15, p. 48. 

1770, July 25. Inventory, £1168.18.7, made by William Miller and 
Peter Harvey. 

170G. Sept. 5. Middleton, Hudson, of Chester Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. My son, Nathaniel, that part of my plantation 
which was purchased of Richard Satterthwaite from the estate of 
Joshua Wright, he paying to his sister. Christian, £50, when she is 18. 
Son, Thomas, plantation where I live, when 21, he paying to his two 
sisters, viz., Sarah and Rachel, £50 each. Daughter, Mary Middleton, 
£50. To my two youngest daughters, Sarah and Rachel, apparel, 
which was their mother's. Executors — my brother, John, and my 
brother-in-law, Nathan Haines. Witnesses — Abraham Heulings, John 
Cox, Samuel Sorency. Proved Jan. 23, 1768. 

1768, Jan. 20. Renunciation of Nathan Haines, unless in case of 
death of John Middleton before the estate is settled. 

1768, Jan. 19. Inventory, £541.3.5, made by Abraham Heulings, 
Jacob Hollinshead and John Cox. Lib. 13, p. 294. 

1781, May 14. Account by John Middleton, acting Executor. 

Lib. 23, p. 211. 

1701, May 1. Middleton, Jane, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Daughter, Ann Albertson, £100. Daughters, Ann, Mary Matlack 
and Sarah Risdon, my clothing and household goods. My grand- 
children, to wit, the children of William Matlack and John Risdon, 
the residue. Executors — my sons-in-law, William Matlack and John 
Risdon. Witnesses — John Cox and George Matlack. Proved June 3, 
1761. 

1761, June 1. Inventory, £345.9.6, made by George Matlack and 
John Cox. 

1764, May 7. Account by Ex'rs. Lib. 10, p. 357. 

1763, Oct. 11. Middleton, John, of New Hanover Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Asa, 100 acres off south end of plantation 
where I live. Son, Joel, 40 acres adjoining. Sons, Jonathan and 
John, the rest. Daughter, Achsah, £60. Executors — brother, Abel, 
and my sons, Asa and Jonathan. Witnesses — George Middleton, 
Abigal Brittan, Samuel Kirby. Proved Feb. 25, 1765. Lib. 12, p. 73. 

1765, Feb. 16. Inventory, £601.19.1, made by Joseph Steward and 
Anthony Sykes. 

1763, Dec. 5. Middleton, John, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., laborer. 
Int. Adm'r — John Wilkins. Fellowbondsman — James Wood, Jr.; both 
of said place, yeomen. Witness — John Mickle. 

1763, Dec. 12. Inventory, £43.5.4, made by Joseph Low and James 
Whitall. Lib. 11, p. 440. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 287 

1761, May 10. Middleton, Thomas, of Evesham, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, John, land I bought of George Matlack and 
that bought of William Hooton. Son, Thomas, plantation where I 
live. Sons, John and Thomas, my still, bottles, etc. Son, Hudson, 
£50. My three daughters, Martha Wilson, Deborah Armstrong and 
Ruth Higbee, £5 each, and goods. Executors — sons, John and 
Thomas. Witnesses — John Roberts, Enoch Roberts, Abram Allen. 
Proved June 2, 1761. 

1761, May 27. Inventory, £435.2.0, made by Enoch Roberts and 
Abraham Allen. Lib. 10, p. 337. 

1765, May 6. Middleton, William, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., 
husbandman. Int. Adm'r — Aaron Middleton, of Philadelphia, water- 
man. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Tatem, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., 
cordwainer and innholder. 

1765, April 7. Inventory, £78.9.4, made by Thomas Clark and 
Thomas Thomson. 

1767, July 9. Account by Aaron Middleton, Adm'r. Includes "For 
board and schooling, of his son, William, £10." Lib. 12, p. 285. 

1762, July 33. Mifflin, Samuel, of Township and Co. of Gloucester; 
will of. My saw mills and lands to be sold. Wife, Mary, £300; and 
as she may be pregnant, if so she is to have the profits of the meadow 
I bought of Abraham Chattin, to bring up said child and my son, 
Edward. Son, Edward, my plantation, when 21; but, if he die, then 
it is to descend to my brother, Daniel's, children, viz., Daniel and 
Sarah Mifflin. I owe to my mother, Mary Mifflin, a sum. Executors 
— my wife and my friend, Ebenezer Miller, Jr. Witnesses — Alexander 
Blackwood, John Wild, Hannah Jesup. 

1762, July 30. Codicil. Wife, Mary, to have various goods. Wit- 
nesses — Anthony Sharp, Sarah Hinchman, Ruth Miller. Proved Sept. 
3, 1762. 

1762, Aug. 23. Inventory, £1,838.2.0, made by William Wilkins and 
Joseph Gibson, Jr. Lib. 11, p. 255. 

1768, Feb. 17. Miles, Francis, of Penns Neck, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ann Miles, £250, and the plantation where I live. If my wife 
marry, then the plantation is to be taken by the Magistrates of Low- 
er Penns Neck Twsp., and laid out towards education of the poor, 
and they may rent the same forever for that purpose. Rest of land 
to be sold. The debt due to me from my sister, Catherine Williams, 
I release to her. Rest of personal estate I give to the children of 
my two sisters, Catherine Williams and Sarah Sinnickson, namely, 
Albert Bilderback, William Bilderback, Isaac Bilderback, Luranah 
Bilderback and Hance Bilderback, children of my sister, Catherine 
Williams, and Thomas Sinnickson, Elenor Mecum, Mary Trenchard, 
Andrew Sinnickson, Rebecka Sinnickson, Sarah Sinnickson and John 
Sinnickson, children of my sister, Sarah Sinnickson. Executors — 
friends, Andrew Sinnickson, Sr., and William Bilderback. Witnesses 
— Daniel Garrison, Hester Garrison, Ann Danielson. 

1768, Feb. 22. Codicil. I release to John Owen a debt due to me 
from him. Stones are to be placed at the head of the graves of my 
father, my mother, and at my own grave. Witnesses — Samuel Dick, 
Michael Butler. Proved May 21, 1768. 

1768, March 16. Inventory, £933.10.22, made by Andrew Standly and 
Michael Pedrick. Lib. 13, p. 397. 



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1768, Sept. 14. Miller, William, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Magra, 17 acres in Somerset Co., joining Abra- 
ham Southard and Elisha Ayers, while she lives. Son, William, 
plantation where he lives, it being at a place called The Cove, in 
York Government, of 153 acres. Son, Henry, the plantation he lives 
on, of 150 acres, it also being at The Cove. Son, John, plantation he 
lives on, of 150 acres, it also being at The Cove. Son, Garret, planta- 
tion he lives on, of 150 acres, it being at The Cove. My daughter, 
Sarah, 50 acres at The Cove. Daughter, "Lishaferver," the sum of 
£100. Daughters, Elizabeth and Katrien, the plantation I live on, 
with the 70 acres that joins it; but my wife is to live on the place 
as long as she lives. Executrix — my wife, Magra. Witnesses — 
Amariah Sutton, Blackert Whitneck, Paultus Miller. Proved Sept. 
21, 1768. 

1768, Sept. 20. Inventory, £357.0.6, made by Amariah Sutton and 
Edward Lewis, signed by Catherine Miller, as Executrix. Lib. I, p. 348. 

1765. Oct. 13. Miller, William, of Nottingham Twsp, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £150, and house and lot. Daughter, 
Sarah Miller, the said house at her mother's death; also 66 acres I 
bought of Isaac Heulings. My housekeeper, Ann Thomas, the place 
that I live in. To Joseph Wood, £10. To Benjamin Titus, £6. To 
Rebecca Dingwell, £10. To Martha Readford, a bowl. To Gisberd 
Hendrickson, clothing. To Amos Miller, plantation where I live, after 
seven years. My daughter-in-law, Ann Miller, land where she lives. 
Executor — Gysbert Hendrickson. Witnesses — George Davies, Samuel 
Titus, Andrew Titus. Proved Aug. 8, 1770. 

1770, Aug. 13. Inventory, £1,316.14.6%, made by Thomas Thorn and 
John Thorn. Lib. 15, p. 52. 

1772, Nov. 4. Account of Gysbert Hendrickson, the Executor. 

Lib. 14, p. 503. 

1770, Nov. 26. Milles, William, of Burlington Co.; will of. Son, 
Francis Milles, £1 and 10 shillings. Son, William, rest of my per- 
sonal estate. Executor — son, William. Witnesses — John Bowker, 
Aaron Bowker, Jemima Bowker. Proved Dec. 22, 1770. Lib. 15, p. 82. 

1759, Feb. 4. Mills, Richard, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Wife, Lydia, the use of lands, and moveable estate while she lives. 
Son, Richard, the lands after her death; but he is to pay to Benony 
Mills, my daughter, Mary's, son, £10 when Benony is 21. Eldest 
daughter, Sarah Robbins, 5 shillings, and my daughter, Paciance 
Sayre, a like sum. My daughters, Bethiah Mathews, Lydia Yapp and 
Mary Mills, rest of moveable estate, after my wife's death. Executor 
— friend, Maskell Ewing. Witnesses — Moses Platts, Aaron Ayars, 
Ethan Sayer. Proved Aug. 15, 1767. 

1767, Aug. 15. Renunciation by Maskell Ewing. Witnesses — 
Thomas Ewing and Moses Platts. 

1767, Aug. 15. Adm'r — Richard Mills, with the will annexed. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Moses Platts; both of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. 

1767, Oct. 19. Inventory, £33.14.3, made by Aaron Moore and Rich- 
ard Cayford. Lib. 13, p. 159. 

1762, April 22. Mlsner, Richard, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Adam Misner, Fellowbondsman — Henry Misner; both of Hardwick, 
said Co., yeomen. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 2QI 

1762, April 20. Renunciation by Elizabeth Misner, the widow of 
Richard. Witness — Simon Horn. 

1762, April 20. Inventory, £31.16.0, made by Moses Thomkens and 
Jacob Mitzger. 

1763, May 5. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 11, p. 290. 

1770, July 12. Mizener, Nicholas, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Margaret, her %. Son, Coonrod, % of my real estate. My 
daughter, Rosanna Calshear, y 3 my estate. Executors — my brother, 
Adam Misener, and my son, Coonrod. Witnesses — Daniel Landon, 
Jacob Metzer. Proved Aug. 21, 1770. 

1770, Aug. 10. Inventory, £73.15.0, made by Daniel Landon and 
Jacob Metzgar. 

1770, Aug. 27. Inventory, £28.1.2, made by John Wortman and 
Cornelius Lane, of goods in Somerset Co. Lib. 15, p. 77. 

1762, Aug. 20. Moelick, Johannis, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wit- 
ness — Robert Allen. Proved Jan. 10, 1764. 

(This will is very much torn, and much of it is missing. Not 
recorded. See "Story of an Old Farm," p. 304). File No. 620 B. 

1752, Feb. 14. Molenar, Arl, of Somerset Co., gentleman; will of. 
Forty foot square, in my orchard, is to be laid out for a burying 
place, and I order a stone to be placed, on which is to be my age 
and day of death. To my nephew, Ari Legrange, son of Jacobus 
Legrange, of Albany, New York, £100. To Ari Molenear Legrange, 
son of my nephew, Christian Legrange, £100. Wife, Antie, the rest. 
Names "my nephew, Barnardus Legrange." Executrix — my wife. 
Witnesses — Courtland Skinner, John Broughton, George Brasler. 
Proved July 18, 1761. Lib. H, p. 5. 

1757, Dec. 22. Molenier. Antye, of Somerset Co.; will of. Brother, 
Isaac Legrange, of Albany Co., £100. Brother, Jacobus Legrange, of 
same Co., £100. Niece, Anatie Legrange, the wife of Jelis Legrange, 
£50. Niece, Deborah Tunison, the wife of Phillip Tunison, £50. To 
Catlyntie Legrange, the widow of my late nephew, Christian Le- 
grange, £50. The rest of my estate, which was left to me by my hus- 
band, Ari Molenaer, I give to my nephew, Barnardus Legrange. Ex- 
ecutor — said Barnardus. Witnesses — John Beekman, Francis Brasier, 
George Hagawout. Proved July 22, 1761. Lib. H, p. 6. 

1764, Sept. 8. Mo.lle.son, Henry, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Catharine, £200 and many goods; and rest of goods to be 
sold, and money to the two children of my sister, Ann Macferson, 
namely, Reuben Macferson and Sarah Macferson; and to the three 
daughters of my sister, Ruth Runyon, namely, Mary Runyon, Anne 
Runyon and Rachel Runyon, when they are of age. My two lots of 
land, which I bought of Elisha Whitehead, I give to my brother, Gil- 
bert Molleson. My 32-acre lot that I bought of John Leforge, and 
my 7-acre lot, that I bought of Gilbert Mollison, I give to my broth- 
er, Benjamin Molleson. My wife can use the said lots. To my father, 
John Molleson, my apparel. To the Baptist Church of Piscataway, 
£5. To sister, Sarah Molleson, £10. To John Ury Bright, £5. To 
Sarah Drake, who I brought up, £5. Executors — my friends, Reuben 
Fitz Randolph and Joseph Fitz Randolph. Witnesses — Samuel Day- 
ton, Reune Runyon, Jr., Reune Runyon. Proved Oct. 1, 1764. 

1764, Sept. 27. Inventory, made by Reune Runyon and David Fitz 
Randolph. Lib. H, p. 456. 



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1764, May 1. Mon.nl, Fran* Anton (Francis Anthony Monteal; 
also, Francis Anton Monckel; also, Francis Santon Monckel) of King- 
wood, Hunterdon Co., practitioner; will of. To John Clarkson, £400. 
To Robert Emley, £200. To Mary Emley, Rebecca Emley and Ann 
Emley, £50 each. To Caterine Farnsworth, £50. To John Stocdon, 
£25. To Robeson Rockhill and Acsah Rockhill, children of John 
Rockhill, £50 each. Rest to John Clarkson and Robert Emley. My 
Executors are to call foq and receive, or in case of refusal to pay, 
to sue for, £1,500, from 1758, which is due from William Leford, Esq., 
at Charen Cross, London. To Capt. Henry Robison, £200. Executors 
— friends, John Clarkson and Robert Emley. Witnesses — Henry 
Coate, John Stockton, William Rea. Proved July 25, 1764. 

Lib. 12, p. 12. 

1762, Auk. 28. Montgomerie, Robert, Esq., of Upper Freehold, 
Monmouth Co.; will of. To grandson, Robert Montgomerie, planta- 
tion on north side of Shrewsbury road, and a lot south of the road, 
when he is 21; but his mother, Esther Montgomerie, Is to have the 
use of the same till he is of age, for the bringing up of her children. 
Grandsons, John and William Montgomerie, rest of land on south of 
Shrewsbury road; their mother to use the same till they are of age. 
To grandson, James Montgomerie, after the death of his aunt, Ann 
Pangburn, my plantation at Millstone. Grandson, Joseph Montgom- 
erie, land in Cumberland Co., and the meadow in Gloucester Co., 
when 21. Grandson, Robert Montgomerie, rest of land in West Jer- 
sey. Two oldest daughters, Mary Debo and Elizabeth Hepburn, £450 
each. Daughters, Ann Pangburn, her life rent, in plantation at 
Millstone. Daughter, Jane English, £450. To Esther Montgomerie, 
my son's widow, the use of the plantation where Michael Kelly 
now lives, while a widow. To granddaughter, Rebecca, £150; and to 
her sister, Sarah Montgomerie, £150. Executors — James Deboe, James 
Hepburn, Robert English and my grandson, Robert Montgomerie. 
Witnesses — John Liming, Richard Cox, Stephen Pangburn. Proved 
Oct. 1, 1766. Lib. 12, p. 440. 

1764. Oct. 24. Montgomery, Mary, of Monmouth Co., widow. Int. 
Adm'r — Alexander Montgomery. Fellowbondsman — Robert Mont- 
gomerie; both of Upper Freehold, said Co. 

1764, Oct. 11. Inventory, £232.4.0, made by Moses Robins and John 
Wetherill. 

1765, Oct. 3. Account by Alexander Montgomerie, Administrator of 
estate of his mother, Mary Montgomery. Includes "Paid her son, 
Robert Montgomery." Lib. 12, p. 31. 

1764, May 3. Moone, Anne, of Somerset Co.; will of. Widow of 
Doctor Jacob Moone. "Being old." Eldest son, Jacob Moone, a 
negro. Son, Martin Moone, a bed and negro. Daughter, Anne Griggs, 
silver ware. To Abigal Larrison a table. To my children, Jacob, 
Martin and Anne Griggs, rest of goods. The £150 in the hands of 
Daniel Griggs is to remain there till the death of his wife, and 
then I give to each of Daniel Griggs' two children £25, and to Anne, 
the daughter of my son, Jacob Moone, f25; and to my sons, Jacob 
and Martin, £50. Executors — son, Jacob Moone, and friend, Hendrick 
Cruser. Witnesses — Gilbert Barton, Stephen Warne, Joseph Carson. 
Proved Aug. 6, 1764. Lib. 12, p. 22. 



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1765, Dec. 27. Moore, Augrustine, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will 
of. Brother, John Moore, my apparel; and to John's son, Augustine, 
£10. My sister, Sarah's, son, Augustine Moore Tooker, £10. My sis- 
ter, Mary's, son, Augustine "Williams, £10. My sister, Elizabeth's, 
son, Augustine Moore, £10. My wife, Mary, rest of personal and real. 
Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Timothy Johnes, Samuel Tuthill, 
Thomas Budd. Proved Nov. 30, 1767. Lib. I, p. 193. 

1763, Sept. 23. Moore, Bostian, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Woolverton. Fellowbondsman — Amos Pettit; both of said 
Co., yeomen. 

1763, Sept. 23. Inventory, £11.14.7, made by Nathaniel Pettit and 
Amos Pettit. Lib. 11, p. 476. 

1767, Nov. 24. Moore, Daniel, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rachel, % my moveable estate and use of my plantation, to 
bring up my two youngest sons. Daughter, Rachel Moore, £3. Son, 
Daniel, plantation where my buildings are, when 21; but, if he die, 
then to my two youngest sons, Jonathan and David. Daughter, 
Amey Moore, £35, when 18; but, if she die, then to Rachel Moore, 
Jonathan Moore and David Moore. Sons, Jonathan and David, the 
land in Russels Neck. Executor — son, John. Witnesses — Daniel 
Robinson, Daniel Clark, Abraham Bowen. Proved Feb. 24, 1768. 

1768, March 15. Inventory, £357.7.0, made by Elnathan Davis, sur- 
veyor, and Daniel Clark. 

1779, Feb. 27. Account by Executor. Lib. 13, p. 411; Lib. 22, p. 67. 

1768, Aug, 11. Moore, Daniel, of Cumberland Co. Ward. Son of 
Daniel Moore, of Dearfield, said Co., deceased. Guardian — John Moore. 
Fellowbondsman — Aaron Moore; both of Deerfield, yeomen. 

Lib. 13, p. 441. 

1754, March 19. Moo,re, John, of New York City, cooper; will of. 
To my father, William Moore, an equal part of my estate; to my 
brothers, George and Christopher, an equal part; and to my sisters, 
Jane and Nancy, an equal part, both real and personal, and to be sent 
to them to Ireland, near Newry, at a place called Drummullough. 
Executors — James McCartney, mariner, and Hugh Gaine, printer. 
Witnesses — Alexander Stewart, Henry Agnew, Robert Hull. Proved 
July 28, 1764. Lib. H, p. 358. 

1768, Feb. 10. Moore, John, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. To my wife, Love, £20 and all the goods she brought to me 
at the time of marriage. Son, Nathaniel, £50, having paid toward 
the purchase of the plantation where he lives. Son, Theophilus, 40 
acres, to be run off from the north side of the plantation, on which 
I dwell, and he is to pay to Joanna Temple, the wife of John Temple, 
£20, when she is 21. Son, John, the new shop. Son, Amos, that part 
of my plantation on the north side of Jacobs Run, except the 40 
acres above mentioned, and he is to pay to Sarah, daughter of Ben- 
jamin Temple, £25, when she is 21; and he must pay to his two 
youngest brothers, Samuel and Joseph, £40 each, when they are 21. 
My son, Amos, is to allow his sister, Elizabeth, the use of the back 
room, while single. Son, William, that part of plantation on south 
side of Jacobs Run. Daughter, Sarah, a negro girl, named Flora. 
To daughter, Elizabeth, one named Dinah. Daughters, Kezia, Sarah 



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and Elizabeth, the rest of moveable estate, deducting from Kezia the 
amount she has had. Executors — my brother, Samuel Moore, and my 
son, John. Witnesses — John Carpenter, Joseph Moore, John Guild. 
Proved Sept. 19, 1768. 

1768, Sept. 15. Inventory, £284.19.7, made by John Welling and 
Timothy Smith. Lib. 13, p. 445. 

1760, July 10. Moore, Samuel, of Bergen Co. A citation was is- 
sued to Michael Moore and Samuel Moore, both of said Co., which 
states, upon the complaint of Catharine Smith, John Lee and Chris- 
topher Benson, Executors and Guardians of the children of John 
Smith, late of New York City, who was a legatee of John Smith, 
late of Bergen Co., that Michael and Samuel had in their possession 
the will of Samuel Moore, which they neglect to prove, which you 
are now cited to appear and prove. 

1766, July 15. Samuel Moore and Michael Moore, appeared and 
offered to prove the will, without witnesses, "which kind of proof 
not being customary, it was declined, and they took back the said 
will." Lib. H, p. 625. 

1703, April 20. Moore, Thomas, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Meriam, £50. Son, Samuel, £200, when 21. Rest to son, 
Samuel, and my Ave daughters, viz., Rebecca, Hannah, Catharine, 
Miriam and Sarah. Sons, Job and Thomas, £200, and also my planta- 
tion. Executors — wife, Miriam, and my son, Job. Witnesses — Ben- 
jamin Moore, Francis Venicomb, Isaac Evens. Proved June 16, 1767. 

Lib. 13, p. 82. 

1767, June 12. Inventory, £1,453.15.6, made by Francis Venicomb 
and Hezekiah Jones. 

1704, April 7. Moran, Henry, of Gloucester Twsp. and Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, my house and 10 acres, and use of rest of real and 
personal. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — William Clark, Jr., Joel 
Clark, Constantine Chew. Proved Nov. 14, 1765. Lib. 15, p. 241. 

1770, Nov. 2. Morfet, Thomas, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Hugh 
Gaston, of Bedminster Twsp., said Co. Witness — Bowes Reed. 

Lib. K, p. 251. 

1700, Feb. 15. Morford, Jarrett, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rebeckah, all real and personal estate 
while my widow. Son, Thomas, to have the upper part of my plan- 
tation, and son, George, the lower part. Executors — wife, Rebecca, 
and my brother, Job Throckmorton. Witnesses — George Taylor, Na- 
thaniel Taylor, William Price. Proved Sept. 5, 1761. 

1761, July 3. Inventory, £495.14.9, made by Martin Vandyk and 
Samuel Scott. Lib. H, p. 229. 

1704, March 10. Morford, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Garret Morford and David Knott. Fellowbondsman — Philip 
Cooper; all of said place, yeomen. 

1764, March 14. Renunciation by Margaret Morford, widow of said 
John, in favor of her son, Garret Morford, and David Knott. Wit- 
nesses — Margaret Emmons and Samuel Romine. 

1764, May 1. Inventory, £149.8.4, made by John Williams, Daniel 
Seabrook and John Hance. 

1765, March 16. Account filed by David Knott. Lib. H, p. 350. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 295 

1765, Aug:. 16. Morford, Joseph, of Freehold Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. All my lands and moveable estate, except what my father- 
in-law, William Vancurk, did give to my wife, Sarah, to be sold, and 
of the money I give % to my wife, Sarah, and the other % to my 
three children, Lidia, William and (name not given in will), when 
the boy is 21, and the girls 18. Executors — John Forman and John 
Vancurck. Witnesses — Peter Schenck, Richard Hults, James Robin- 
son. Proved Aug. 21, 1765. 

1765, Sept. 2. Inventory, £391.7.3, made by Thomas Leonard, Wil- 
liam Wikoff and Michael Henderson. Lib. H, p. 543. 

1767, March 5. Morford, William, Lydia and Hannah, all of Mon- 
mouth Co. Wards. Children of Joseph Morford, of said Co. Guar- 
dian — Nathaniel Scudder, of Lower Freehold, said Co., doctor of 
physic. Fellowbondsman — William Vankirk, Sr., of same place, 
yeoman. 

1767, Feb. 12. Letter from Elias Boudinot, stating that he has 
read the will of Joseph Morford, wherein legacies are left to Sarah 
Morford; also a release from Sarah to the Executors of said Joseph, 
intended to release her dower, but she is entitled to every legacy, 
notwithstanding. 

1767, March 2. Renunciation, by Sarah Morford, the widow; in 
favor of Doctor Nathaniel Scudder. 

1767, March 2. John Vankirk, an Executor, states that he is satis- 
fied with the choice of Nathaniel Scudder. Lib. 12, p. 479. 

1767, April 4. Morgan, Daniel, of South Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. My lands and moveable estate to be sold, except what is 
bequeathed to my wife, Jane, which is some of the goods, and £100. 
Son, John, to have the residue, when 21; but, if he die, then his part 
is to go to all my brothers' and sisters' children, except £20 that I 
give to my brother, William Morgan's, son, Daniel. Executors — my 
wife and my brother, James Morgan. Witnesses — Samuel Ker, John 
Ker, Lewis Forman. Proved April 27, 1767. 

1767, April 30. Release by Jane Morgan, widow of Daniel Morgan, 
in which she accepts the legacies stated in the will as given to her, 
but gives up all right of dower to the lands. Witnesses — Lewis 
Forman and William Morgan. Lib. I, p. 114. 

1763, March 27. Morgan, Isaac, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Brothers, William Morgan and Joseph Morgan. 
Sisters, Mary and Dorrothy. My estate to be given to the above, 
after debts are paid. Executors — friends, Samuel Bassett and John 
Richman. Witnesses — William Morgan, John Duell, Thomas Davis. 
Proved May 23, 1763. 

1763, May 23. Inventory, £502.0.7, made by John Richman and John 
Loyd. Lib. 11, p. 391. 

1768, Nov. 5. Morgan, Joseph, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co.; will 
of. Brother, William Morgan, all my estate; but, if he die and leave 
no issue, then to my two sisters, Mary Test and Dorothy Morgan. 
Executors — friends, William Craig and Samuel Bassett. Witnesses — 
John Gray, Edward Dunlap, Joseph Vanmeter. Proved Nov. 18, 1768. 

1768, Nov. 14. Inventory, £82.8.3, made by Jacob Paullin and Samuel 
Ray. Money is due from the estate of Isaac Morgan, dec'd. 

Lib. 12, p. 537. 



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1768, Dec. 10. Morgan, Morris, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Zachariah Rossell. Fellowbondsman — William Calvert; both of 
Mount Holly, said Co., shopkeepers. Witness — Daniel Jones, Jr. 

Lib. 12, p. 524. 

1761, Jan. 21. Morgan, Samuel, of Pilesgrove Twsp., Salem Co., 
blacksmith; will of. Wife, Margaret, third of moveable estate. Son, 
Samuel, my home plantation where I live, of 150 acres. Son, William, 
the grist mill and house, and 120 acres to be taken off the land 
where the mill stands. Son, Joseph, the land where Charles Ryley 
lives, when 21. Rest of moveable estate to all my daughters. Thomas 
Cowperthwaite is to have a deed for the land I sold him. Execu- 
tors — son, William, and my friend, Samuel Lippincott. Witnesses — 
John Hampton, Isaac Morgan, Jacob Richman. Proved Feb. 6, 1761. 

1761, Feb. 2. Inventory, £1,575.1.0, made by Elisha Bassett and 
Joseph Champneys. 

1765, Feb. 25. Account, by Adm'rs. Includes: "Paid Margaret 
Morgan, the widow, due to her as Adm'x of the estate of Mark 
Dickinson, deceased, £200." Lib. 10, p. 527. 

1761, May 16. Morison, Mathew, of Allaways Creek Precinct, Salem 
Co., yeoman; will of. Youngest son, George Morrison, 50 acres and 
four of swamp; also % of 50 acres I bought of Charles Fogg, lying 
between Fishing Creek and Hope Creek, near the Delaware. Son, 
Mathew Morrison, rest of my plantation and marsh on which I live. 
Daughters, Mary, Anne, Elizabeth, Judith and Margrit, my moveable 
estate, as they are 18. The goods that Mary received shall be de- 
ducted. My two sons, and Margret, to have schooling. Executors — 
son, Matthew, and friend, William Craig. Witnesses — Joseph Fogg, 
Samuel Fogg, John Holme. Proved June 23, 1761. 

1761, June 18. Inventory, £347.5.2, made by John Holme and Wil- 
liam Oakford. 

1765, June 17. Account by William Craig, Executor. Lib. 11, p. 3. 

1764, Jan. 13. Morrell, Samuel, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Lands to 
be sold and wife, Phebe, to have one-third. Son, Samuel, 10 shil- 
lings. One-third to son, John, and daughter, Ieavsha Morrell, and 
the other one-third to the other children, Thomas, Dannel and Mary 
Morrell, and the part which my wife has, after her death, to go to 
Amos Morrell, Phebe Morrell and Hannah Morrell. Executor — son, 
John. Witnesses — Peregrine Van Emburgh, Jr., Samuel Smith, Na- 
than Smith. Proved Dec 16, 1765. 

1765, Dec. 20. Inventory, £122.9.6, made by Thomas Palmer and 
Robert Morison, "of the goods in Cheesequakes." Lib. H, p. 583. 

1767, Nov. 19. Morrin, Cornelius, of New Barbadoes Neck, Bergen 
Co.; will of. Son-in-law, John Wilson, house and lot in New York 
City on Guster Street. Son, Paul, house and lot in said City. Wife, 
Alice, 12 pence. Executor — son-in-law, John Wilson. Witnesses — 
William Stuart, Edward Simpson and Francis Corbines. Proved Jan. 
23, 1768. Lib. I, p. 262. 

1766, Feb. 14. Morris, Jacob, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of my estate till son, Jacob, comes of 
age. The child that my wife is now pregnant with to have its share. 
Executors — friends, William Crawford and James Grover. Witnesses 



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— Levi Hart, William Anderson, Benjamin Morris. Proved April 14, 
1766. 

1766, April 14. Renunciation by James Grover and William Craw- 
ford. Witness — John Patterson. 

1767, Sept. 23. Adm'x — Elizabeth Morris. Fellowbondsman — Wil- 
liam Vanskiak; both of Monmouth Co. Witnesses — Samuel Leonard 
and Sarah Huse. Lib. I, p. 176; File No. 3209 M. 

1769, Jan. 16. Morris, James, of Monmouth Co.; will of. It is my 
will that my lands and family be kept together till my sons arrive 
to man's estate — Amos Morris and Joel White Morris. Wife to have 
£200. When land is sold the money to be divided between my two 
sons and my two daughters. Executors — my father-in-law, Amos 
White, and Edward Patterson Cook, of Shrewsbury, yeomen. Wit- 
nesses — James Rice, Anthony Smith, Christopher Garretson. Proved 
March 18, 1769. 

1769, March 17. Inventory, £389.4.6, made by Robert Lippincott and 
Samuel Heulitt. Lib. K, p. 74. 

1762, Feb. 24. Morris, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Plantation where I live to be sold and the money 
to be given to wife, Elizabeth, Vz, son, Nathaniel, %, daughter, 
Elizabeth, y 2 of the other third, and daughter, Mary, the other %. 
Executors — my wife and my friend, John Moores. Witnesses — Samuel 
Pangburn, Stephen Burrowes, Edward Frazee. Proved March 20, 
1762. Lib. H, p. 91. 

1767, Feb. 13. Morris, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Son, Benjamin, apparel. Grandson, John Morris, son of Benjamin, % 
of the money due on a bill from A.sa Morris. Grandson, Joseph 
Morris, son of Joseph Morris, deceased, the other y 2 of said bill. 
Grandson, Lewis Morris, son of Lewis Morris, deceased, 20 dollars 
when he is 21. Granddaughter, Katherine Morris, daughter of Thom- 
as Morris, looking glass. Granddaughter, Mary Morris, daughter of 
said Thomas, a platter. Son, Thomas, the rest of my estate. Ex- 
ecutor — friend, John Moores. Witnesses — Robert Moores, John Daton, 
William Moores. Proved May 28, 1770. Lib. K, p. 210. 

1769, March 29. Morris, John, Sr., of Squancum, in Shrewsbury 
Twsp., Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — John Morris, Jr. Fellowbonds- 
man — Elazerus Brewer; both of said place. Witnesses — George Poole 
and Mary Bainbridge. 

1769, March 9. Inventory, £19.5.7, made by David Johnston and 
George Packer. Lib. K, p. 77. 

1763, March 14. Morris, Joseph, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Joanna, all real and personal, to support her and my chil- 
dren while my widow; after which it is to be divided between chil- 
dren, John Morris, Mary Morris and Joseph Morris. Whatever may 
be left to me by my father, Richard Morris, to be deemed as part of 
my estate. If my wife and children all die, then my estate is to go 
to my brother, Benjamin Morris. Executors — my wife, my brother, 
Benjamin Morris, and my brother-in-law, William Hulit. Witnesses 
— Philip Lewis, Elizabeth Bonham, Josiah Holmes. Proved April 2, 
1763. 

1763, April 4. Inventory, £77.3.0, made by Josiah Holmes and John 
Gamage. Lib. H, p. 235. 



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1762, May 10. Morris, Richard, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, £50. Son, William, 10 shillings. Daughters, Phebe, 
Anny, Rebekah and Catherine, £50 to each, when 18. Sons, Jacob, 
Richard, Lewis, Robert and George, £50 each, when 21. My daugh- 
ters, Sarah Burdge, Mary Burdge and Margaret Morford, £20 each. 
Son, James, £50, and he is to give bond for the keeping of my son, 
Henry. My wife to be maintained by my son, Benjamin, who is also 
to maintain my nine children, to wit, Richard, Lewis, Robert, George, 
Anny, Phebe, Rebecca, Lidiah and Catharine. To son, Benjamin, land 
where I live and the land on south side of Mill Brook. Son, John, a 
piece of fresh meadow. The rest of my estate to my nine sons, 
William, Job, James, Joseph, Jacob, Richard, Lewis, Robert and 
George. Executors — son-in-law, Joseph Burdge, of Freehold, and my 
friend, William Crawford, of Middletown. Witnesses — Benjamin 
Tharp, David Morris, John Taylor. Proved May 3, 1763. 

1763, May 2. Inventory, £1,566.9.1, made by Benjamin Tharp, John 
Smock, Jr., and Richard Crawford, Jr. Lib. H, p. 237. 

1757, Sept. 24. Morris, Robert Hunter, of Tinton, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. "I intend to take a voyage to Great Britain." To my friends, 
David Ogden and Richard Morris, my real estate, which may be sold, 
in order to bring up my children. My niece, Anne Morris, that lives 
with me, £500. My nephew, John Morris, an officer in Lasscelles Regi- 
ment, £500. My shares in the Copper Mines at Rocky Hill to be 
deemed a part of my personal estate until my son, Robert Morris, 
who lately lived with Richard Salter, and now lives with Mr. Dove, 
a school master, at Gloucester, in West Jersey, shall be of age, when 
my son shall take said shares and retain V 2 of the profits, and the 
other y 2 he is to give to my said niece, Anne Morris, and nephew, 
John Morris, and to my daughter, Mary Morris, who now lives with 
Rev. Samuel Cooke. Son, Robert, to have my shares of Propriety, 
when he is 21, except a third, which I give to Richard Morris. If 
my share of the land above the Highlands remains after debts are 
paid, I give same to Thomas Lawrence, of Philadelphia. My part of 
the land near the Mohock River, devised to my brother and myself 
by my father's will, to be conveyed to my nephews, Lewis and Rich- 
ard Morris. Rest to my son and daughter, Robert and Mary Morris. 
To Sarah Robinson, £200, as I am grateful, for her care to my mother. 
To Elizabeth Stogdell, £300. Executors — friend, David Ogden, and 
my nephew, Richard Morris. Witnesses — Anthony Dennis, Thomas 
Liming, Hannah Leming. Proved Feb. 24, 1764. Lib. H, p. 361. 

1766, May 2. Morris, Samuel, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Richard 
Cutter, principal creditor. Fellowbondsman — Richard Hughes; both 
of Middlesex Co. Witness — John Mackay. Lib. H, p. 632. 

1761, Dee. 24. Morris, William, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Susannah Morris, widow of William. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Thorn; 
both of said place. Lib. H, p. 62. 

1766, June 20. Morris, William, Jr., of Philadelphia. Int. Adm'rs 
— Samuel Preston Moore and Joseph Morris. Fellowbondsman — 
George Anthony Morris. Lib. 12, p. 421. 

1761, Jan. 23. Morrison, Isaae, of Somerset Co. Ward, aged 16 
years. Son of John Morrison, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Wil- 



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liam Hamilton, of Baskingridge, said Co. Fellowbondsman — John 
Hill, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Lib. G, p. 344. 

1767, June 26. Morrison, James, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Isaac 
Morrison. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Anderson; both of New Jersey. 
Witness — William Parks. Lib. 13, p. 248. 

1762, Dec. 31. Morrison, John, of Somerset Co. Ward, aged 14. 
Son of John Morrison, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — David Mor- 
rison. Fellowbondsman — James Morrison; both of said Co. 

Lib. H, p. 207. 

1761, Oct. 30. Morton, Elianor, Rebeckah and Elizabeth, of Chester 
Co., Pennsylvania, daughter of Andrew Morton of said place, de- 
ceased. They petition (severally) that they have lands devised to 
them in New Jersey by will of their uncle, John Morton, and make 
choice of John Knowles, of Chester Co. aforesaid as Guardian. Same 
day John Knowles appointed. Fellowbondsmen — Thomas Bright and 
Thomas Thompson, both of Gloucester Co., yeomen. Lib. 11, pp. 89, 90. 

1759, Nov. 17. Moss, Richard, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co.; will 
of. Wife, Rebecca Moss, the plantation where I live during her life. 
Son, Abraham, said place; but, if he does not reach 21, then I give 
the place to my son, Isaac. Daughters, Sarah and Rebecca Moss, £50 
each. Executors — wife, Rebecca, and son, Abraham. Witnesses — 
Page Perry, Henry Stubbines, Thomas Rice. Proved Feb. 18, 1761. 

1760, Feb. 28. Inventory, £302.12.0, made by William Hancock and 
Henry Stubbins. Lib. 10, p. 498. 

1770, Aug. 11. Mott, Ebenezer, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. To my son, Ebenezer, £5. My house, land and per- 
sonal estate to be for the use of my wife, and, at her death, the 
household goods to go to my six daughters, Sarah Downs, Barsheba 
Jones, Martha Fenimore, Abigal Rodes, Ruth Barnes and Huldah 
Mott. Son, John, rest of personal, as well as all land at death of 
my wife. Executrix — wife, Sarah. Witnesses — John Woolman, Isaac 
Powell, Job Coverley. Proved Dec. 3, 1770. Lib. 14, p. 347. 

1769, May 15. Mount, George, of Lower Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, £50 and moveable estate. Land to be sold and 
the proceeds to be given to my children, John, Francis, Thomas, 
Nanny Wetherill and Rebecca Gaa. Executors — sons, Francis Mount 
and John Wetherill. Witnesses — John Wetherill, Jr., Lewis Bastedo, 
Joseph Braiden. Proved April 2, 1770. 

1770, March 28. Inventory, £41.3.3, made by Samuel Parent and 
Michael Johnston. 

1774, Feb. 22. Account by Executors. Lib. 14, p. 244; Lib. 15, p. 515. 

1764, June 22. Mount, Joseph, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Frances Mount, widow of said Joseph. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Brunson; both of said Co. 

1764, June 13. Inventory, £518.13.8, made by Jeremiah Field and 
William Williamson. 

1764, June 22. Letter filed, stating that the brother of Frances 
Mount is good security, as he has purchased a good farm. 

Lib. H, p. 349. 



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1764, July 4. Mount, Simon and Mathias, of Somerset Co. Wards, 
aged 18 and 15 years. Children of Joseph Mount, of said Co. Their 
mother died "a long time ago," and father "was lately drowned," 
and they desire that their uncles, Nicholas Van Wickle, George An- 
derson and Jacob Suidam, may be made their Guardians. 

1764, July 4. Guardians — Nicholas Van Wickle, of Middlesex Co., 
and Jacob Suidam, of Somerset Co. Fellowbondsman — James Dey, of 
Middlesex Co. Lib. H, p. 508. 

1763, Feb. 19. Mount, William, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
innholder. Int. Adm'rs — Sarah Mount and Charles Collins. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Amos Wright; all of said Co. 

1763, Feb. 17. Inventory, £57.4.7, made by Amos Wright and Joseph 
Arney. 

1765, March 8. Account by Adm'rs. Lib. 11, 262. 

1767, April 12. Muchmore, Ebenezer, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. All my personal and real estate to be sold, except my trusty 
servant, William Hoy. Wife, Lucy, to have the profit of the money, 
to bring up my children till they are of full age; but she is to have 
£50 in her own right. Son, Daniel, 100 acres, which I bought of Wil- 
liam Mercer, if it should not be sold. Son, Daniel, to have a gun, 
which I had with my wife. Daughters, Rebeckah, Catherine and 
Martha Muchmore, to have their share of the money, when they are 
of full age. My servant, William Hoy, is to have his freedom. Ex- 
ecutors — my wife and friends, Micajah Dunn and Joseph Fitz Ran- 
dolph. Witnesses — Nathan Wright, Philip Drake, Daniel Barto. 
Proved June 25, 1767. 

1767, June 15. Inventory, £420.7.3, made by John Hepburn and 
John Dunn. Lib. I, p. 131. 

1763, Aug. 13. Muirheld, John, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
George Muirheid and Joseph Skelton. Fellowbondsmen — Thomas 
Story and Samuel Bayles; all of said Co. 

1763, Aug. 11. Renunciation by Sarah Muirheid, the widow, in 
favor of Joseph Skelton and George Muirheid. Witnesses — Thomas 
Story and Samuel Bayles. 

1763, July 27. Inventory, £388.7.0, made by Thomas Story, Samuel 
Bayles and Charles Barclay. 

1765, Sept. 15. Account by both Adm'rs. Lib. H, p. 271. 

1767, Aug. 29. Muisinger, Nicholas, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Conrad Wannemaker. Fellowbondsman — John Cornelius Banta; both 
of said Co. Witness — Stephen Voorhees. 

1767, Aug. 28. Renunciation by Conrad Mysinger (the son), in favor 
of said Wannemaker. File No. 756 B. 

1761, March 17. Mulford, Daniel, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. 
Ward. Son of Aaron Mulford. Daniel makes petition and states that 
he had personal estate, lately fallen to him by the death of a brother, 
and he makes choice of John Miller to be his Guardian, till 21. 

1761, March 17. Guardian — John Miller. Fellowbondsman — John 
Reeves; both of Hopewell, said Co. File No. 252 F. 



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1770, March 3. Mulford, Daniel, of Cape May Co.; pilot. Int. 
Adm'rs— Ruth Mulford (the widow) and Silas Swain. Fellowbonds- 

man— James Swain; all of said Co. Witnesses— Henry Hand and 
Daniel Swain. 

1770, Feb. 24. Inventory, £117.1.5, made by John Eldredge and 
Henry Hand. 

1772 Jan. 21. Account by Ruth Stites (late Ruth Mulford) and 

Silas Swain, the Adm'rs. Ut. 15, pp. 70, 488. 

1769, Jan. 26. Mulford, John, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs— Eunice Mulford, Aaron Cresse and Jonathan Bowen, Jr., 
all of said place. 

1769, Jan. 23. Inventory, £146.17.6, made by John Barracliff and 
Ananias Sayre, Jr. 

1770, April 29. Account by all Adm'rs. Includes: "For keeping two 
voune' children, the eldest under 6 years of age, £10." 

Lib. 13, p. 497; Lib. 15, p. 12. 

1763, May 27. Mulford, Stephen, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Son, Stephen, all my interest in Tindals Island. Son, Isaac, my 
plantation on east side of old road, where I live, and he to pay to 
my son, Silas, £30, when 21, and £5 to my grandson, Thomas Mulford, 
when 21. My wife to have use of said place till John Mulford's time 
is out in it. Son, Nathaniel, rest of plantation that I bought of Job 
Shepard and Joseph Shepard, dec'd, after my wife's decease. Sons, 
Ephraim and Henry, my lands in Salem Co. that I bought of Eliza- 
beth Dare. Daughter, Sarah, £20. Daughter, Filathea, also £20. 
Daughter, Rachel, £20. Wife, Hannah, the use of land I give to son, 
Nathaniel. Executrix— my wife. Witnesses— John Shepherd, Eunice 
Creesey, Ephraim Shepard. Proved Aug. 20, 1763. 

1763 Aug 19. Inventory, £229.9.9, made by Jacob Mulford and 
Ephraim Shepard. Lib - n > P- 448 - 

1761, Feb. 3S. Mulford, William, of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland 
Co. Int. Adm'r— Benjamin Mulford. Fellowbondsmen— Job Shepherd 
and Peleg Bowen; all of said Hopewell. 

1762, Jan. 26. Inventory, £56.7.3, made by Hugh Strathem and John 
Shepherd. Legacy due from his father's estate, in hands of John 
Miller; another due from estate of his sister, Mary Mulford, in 
hands of Benjamin Mulford; and one in hands of Rachel Mulford, 
Executrix of Moses Mulford. Lib - 10 > P- 179 - 

1768, July 27. Mullady, Samuel, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Charity Mullady and Alexander Biles. Fellowbondsman— Stephen 
Burrows; all of Hopewell, said Co. 

1768, Oct. 25. Inventory, £114.5.0, of goods of Samuel Mullady, of 
Hopewell, tanner; made by Samuel Moore and Henry Woolsey. 

Lib. 13, p. 438. 

1760, Sept. 5. Mullen, Edward, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
carpenter; will of. Woodland at the fork of Ancokus to be sold, 
and it is the same which I bought of Edward Tonkin and Henry 
Cooper as Ex'rs of Thomas Atkinson. The house and land my 
father gave me to be leased till the rents pay for it. Wife, Mary, the 
goods that I had with her, and the use of house and land where I 
live, and meadow adjoining Joseph Mullen and Joseph Farrington, 



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while my widow. To the child yet unborn my house and land where 
I dwell, and also the said meadow, when 21, and also the residue 
after my wife's death or marriage, but, if the child do not live till 
21, then the land to be sold and money paid to my wife and all 
my brothers and sisters, to wit, John Mullen, Joseph Mullen, Mary, 
wife of Joseph Burr, Meriby, wife of Daniel Wills, Elizabeth Mullen 
and Martha Mullin. Executors — father-in-law, John Monrow, and 
my wife, Mary. Witnesses — John Budd, William West, Daniel Jones, 
Jr. Proved July 29, 1766. 

1765, Dec. 26. Inventory, £141.12.0, made by Zachariah Rossell and 
John Clark. Lib. 13, p. 30. 

1765, April 29. Mullica, Erick, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann Catheren, % of my real and personal, 
after it be sold, and £50 more to bring up my children. Son, John 
Mullica, £30, when 21. Daughters, Rebecca and Sarah Mullica. Ex- 
ecutor — friend, Thomas Denny. Witnesses — Mary Matson, Abraham 
Matson, John Wiksell. Proved July 27, 1765. 

1765, May 28. Inventory, £173.13.10, made by Jacob Spicer and John 
Lock. 

1766, Sept. 30. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 12, p. 166. 

1761, Feb. 23. Mullicar, Jonas, of Greenwich Twsp., Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Erick Mullicar. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Carman, yeo- 
man; both of said place. 

1761, Feb. 18. Inventory, £7.5.0, made by John Pinyard, Jr., and 
Joseph Carman. Lib. 10, p. 290. 

1766. July 2. Mullioka, John, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Daughter, Cathrine MacCall, V s of the plantation where 
I live; and, after her death, it shall be to my daughter, Sarah Mul- 
lacka. Daughter, Sarah Mullacka, the other two-thirds of said plan- 
tation. Daughter — Magdelena Parks, £10. Granddaughter, Hannah 
Carman, £10. Executors — daughters, Catherine MacCall and Sarah 
Mullica, and my friend, William Guest. Witnesses — Ezenezer Cook, 
Burroughs Abit, Elizabeth Cook. Proved March 31, 1767. 

1767, March 28. Renunciation by Cathrine McCall. Signed by "Rob- 
ert McCall," and wife, "Cathrine McCall." Witness — Mathew Gill. 

1767, March 30. Inventory, £26.2.6, made by Ebenezer Cook and 
William Guest, Jr. Lib. 13, p. 130. 

1765, Dec. IS. Mullin, William, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. The house and land in possession of Joseph Reed, merchant; the 
tavern house and land; the plantation in possession of Jonathan 
Reed, and the lands left me by my father, John Mullin, or that fell 
to me as heir-at-law to my father, are all to be sold, and £600 are 
to be put to interest during the life of my mother, Elizabeth Steven- 
son, late Elizabeth Mullin, and the interest paid to her every year. 
The rest of money arising from the said sales I give to my sisters, 
Rebecca Reading, the wife of George Reading, Esq.; Sarah Biles, the 
widow of Thomas Biles, Elizabeth Mullin and Mary Mullin. Names 
Samuel Reading, son of George and Rebecca. Executor — Samuel 
Tucker, Esq. Witnesses — John Ely, Ralph Norton, Samuel John 
Wells. Proved March 21, 1766. 

1772, Oct. 28. Account by Executor. Includes "Rents from lands, 
£120.2.3. Sales of lands, £2,000 (there being no chatties)." 

Lib. 12, p. 411; Lib. 14, p. 503. 



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1763, Dec. 1. Mulock, James, of Newton, Gloucester Co., "doctor of 
phisick." Int. Adm'x — Priscilla Mulock, widow. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Clement, Jr.; both of said place. Witness — John Hinchman. 

Lib. 11, p. 441. 

1770, July 30. Murdock, Andrew, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Shee, of Philadelphia, merchant. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Burroughs, 
of Town of Salem. Lib. 15, p. 74. 

1754, Oct. 1. Murfln, Sarah, of Nottingham, Burlington Co., widow; 
will of. Grandson, John Murfln Williams, my red chest that was my 
son, Joseph's. Granddaughter, Ann Murfln, black trunk. Grand- 
daughter, Sarah Large, and her sister, Mary Large, wheel, bed and 
other things. Son, William, and his son, John, V 2 of the rest, and 
his daughter, Ann Murfln; the other % to my other grandchildren, 
Thomas, William and John, the children of my son, Robert Murfln, 
deceased. Executor — my son, William Murfln. Witnesses — Preserve 
Brown, Mary Brown, Joseph Scholey. Proved June 9, 1763. 

1762, Aug. 14. Inventory, £86.6.2, made by William Bunting and 
John Abbott. - Lib. 11, p. 320. 

1761, April 18. Murphy, Timothy, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Murphy, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsman — Ed- 
ward Dougherty. 

1761, April 14. Inventory, £474.15.2, made by Andrew Sinnickson 
and Francis Miles. Lib. 10, p. 436. 

1769, June 12. Murray, Leonard, of City of Burlington. Int. Adm'r 
— Joseph Fenimore, of Wellingborough Twsp., Burlington Co. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Ephraim Phillips, of Burlington. 

1769, Aug. 5. Inventory, £36.11.1, made by Daniel Ellis and William 
Borradaill. Lib. 14, p. 64. 

1770, Oct. 19. Account of Adm'r. Lib. 15, p. 65. 

1769, July 26. Murrell, Joseph, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
carpenter; will of. Lot on New Street, and Vz my meadow, to be sold. 
Wife, Ann, all except my tools and gun, and use of house and land 
where I live, and y 2 my meadow till my youngest daughter, Margaret, 
is 18. Son, William, my tools, when 21. Daughters, Mary Murrell 
and Margaret Murrell, £20 each. Son, William, to have the land. 
Executors — wife, Ann, and friend, Joseph Mullin. Witnesses — John 
Burr, Thomas Paxson, Thomas Shinn. Proved Nov. 28, 1769. 

1769, Nov. 27. Inventory, £104.1.3, made by Daniel Jones, Jr., and 
Aaron Smith. Lib. 14, p. 136. 

1766, Nov. 4. Murry, Robert, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Only son 
of Francis Murry, of said place, ferryman. He makes choice of 
friend, Benjamin Rambo, as his Guardian. 

1766, Nov. 4. Guardian — Benjamin Rambo, shop joyner. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Sparks, yeoman; both of Deptford, said Co. 

Lib. 12, p. 383. 

1764, June 16. Myres, Simon, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'r — George Gouger. Fellowbondsmen — Burgin Ayars and Michael 
Rosz; all of said place, yeomen. 

1763, Aug. 30. Inventory, £42.3.5, made by Burgin Ayars and James 
Ayars. Lib. 12, p. 72. 



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1761, May 31. Nailor, John, of Gloucester Co.; will of. Personal 
property to be sold, and the money put to interest, and all to be paid 
to my daughter, Elizabeth, when she is 18. Executor — John Wilkins, 
and he is to be the Guardian of my child. Witnesses — William Wood, 
Henry Treadway. Proved June 5, 1761. 

1761, June 4. Inventory, £64.8.5, made by William Wood and Henry 
Treadway. Lib. 11, p. 101. 

1761, Jan. 14. Neilson, Samuel, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, use of small house and lot in Kingston, that 
Nany Neilson now lives in, till my son, Samuel, is of age, when I 
give the same to him, and he is to pay my son, James, £5. Daughter, 
Mary Neilson, a cow. Son, James, one acre, where the gate is. Sons, 
Samuel, James and John, my books. Executors — Joseph Read, mer- 
chant, of New York; Phillip Kerney, attorney, of Perth Amboy; John 
Lyal, at New Brunswick, and Daniel Bayley. Witnesses — Thomas 
Combs, Jonathan Rolfe, Cornelius Hulls, John Disbrow. Proved Aug. 
17, 1761. 

1761, July 17. Renunciation by John Lyle, in favor of the widow. 

1761, July 29. Renunciation by Joseph Reade and Philip Kearny. 

1761, Aug. 17. Adm'x — Mary Neilson, widow of Samuel. Fellow- 
bondsman — Whitehead Leonard, both of said Co. Three of the ex- 
ecutors renounced, and Daniel Bayley, the other, removed to Mary- 
land, and intends to remain there. 

1761, Aug. 20. Inventory, made by Andrew Smyth and Peter Low. 

Lib. H, p. 25. 

1762, Aug. 12. Neilson, Samuel, of Middlesex Co. Ward, aged 17 
years. Son of Samuel Neilson, of said Co. Guardian — James Leonard, 
of Kingstown. Fellowbondsman — Christopher Hoogland, both of said 
Co. Lib. H, p. 172. 

1765, May 8. Neitzert, John William. Certificate: The bearer here- 
of, John William Neitzert, was legitimately begotten of Christian 
parents, named Herbert Neitzert and Eve, who did formerly live here 
and were members of our congregation, in 1742, July 15, and baptised 
the 22 instant, and, when he attained the age of maturity, was taught 
the fundamentals of our Evangelical Reformed Religion, and ad- 
mitted to the Sacrament. Now, the said Neitzart, intends to take a 
voyage to America, to fetch an heritage left behind by his father's 
brother, named Peter Neitzart, merchant, upon Rariton, for himself 
and his only co-heiress, Elizabeth, daughter of John Anthony Neit- 
zert, deceased; and he is impowered by said heiress to have the fore- 
going granted to him; to which this Certificate is granted. 

ANNA ELIZABETH NEITZERT. 

The foregoing was written by a Minister of the County of Wild 
Runckel. named Daniel Miller. Lib. H, p. 595. 

1761, Sept. 21. Nelson, Abraham, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Jacob Nelson, farm where I live, that joins Old- 
mans Creek; also the marsh I bought of Benjamin Howell, in Penns 
Neck. Moveable estate to be sold, and my wife, Elenor, to have the 
profits from the money. Forty-two and a-half acres of land in 
Quhockin, to be sold, and my wife to have the profits of that money. 
Son, John, my apparel. Son, Abraham, 5 shillings. Daughter, 
Susanah, a like amount. Daughter, Elenor, £15. Daughter, Sarah, a 



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like amount. Executors — son, Jacob, and John Mayhew. Witnesses — 
Elizabeth Harding, Samuel Linch, Jr., Hance Blumer. Proved March 
1, 1762. 

1762, Feb. 12. Inventory, £324.12.5, made by Matthew Gill and 
Robert Patterson. Lib. 11, p. 32. 

1768, June 25. Nelson, Daniel, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Anthony 
Nelson. Fellowbondsmen — John Elwell and Benjamin Weathering- 
ton; all of Piles Grove, said Co. Lib. 12, p. 524. 

1762, June 2. Nevlll, Samuel, Esq., of City of Perth Amboy, Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. Wife, Mary Nevill, all my real and personal; and 
she is to maintain my sister, Martha Morris. Executrix — my said 
wife. Witnesses — R. L. Hooper, James Hooper, Philip Kearny. 

1763, Sept. 1. Codicil. I also appoint my brother-in-law, Thomas 
Walker, as Executor. Witnesses — Az. Dunham, Henry Cuyler, James 
Hooper. Proved Oct. 31, 1764. 

1764, Oct. 31. Renunciation by Mary Nevill, the widow. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Vickers and John Heath. Lib. H, p. 467. 

1761, Feb. 21. Nevius, Jqhannls, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Jannetie, the goods she brought from her father. Rest of real 
and personal to be sold. Son, Marteynus, to have a double portion, 
and the rest to be given to my wife, and 2 daughters, Willemtie and 
Femmetie. Executors — my brothers, Peter and Martinus Nevius. 
Witnesses — Joris Bergen, Cornelius Van Houtin, Abraham Lott. 
Proved May 11, 1761. 

1761, April 9. Inventory, £249.13.9, made by John Shippey and 
Jacobus Van Arsdalen. Lib. G, p. 433. 

1761, Aug. 6. Nevlus, Martin, of Sowerland, Somerset Co., yeoman; 
will of. Eldest son, Peter Nevius, £50. Daughters, Willemtye, Maria 
and Leah, who are not married, £40 as an outset. Son, Martynes, my 
plantation, for which he is to pay £850. Residue to be divided be- 
tween daughter, Janetye; daughter, Willemtye; son, Lucus; my 
grandchildren (the children of my son, Johanes, deceased), named 
Willemtye, Fammetye and Martynes; my son, Martynes; daughter, 
Maria, and daughter, Leah. Executors — sons, Peter, Lucus and 
Martynes. Witnesses — Joseph Coernel, Peter Schenk, Peter Stryker. 
Proved Aug. 16, 1766. Lib. I, p. 2. 

1767, Jan. 22. Nevius, Pleter, of Blawenburgh, Somerset Co.; will 
of. My wife to have my estate, while my widow. Personal estate 
to all children. Son, Peter Nevius, £5. Son, James, lands where 
I live. The lands in Hunterdon Co. to be sold. Son, Tobias, £200. 
To the children of my daughter, Jenney, £200. Daughter, Joanna, 
£200. Grandchild, Peter Voorheas, son of my daughter, Sarah, £200. 
To 6 children of my daughter, Jenny, £33. Names grandson, Jacob 
Corshow, and Mary Corshow. Executor — son, James. Witnesses — 
Peter Van Voorhees, Henry Harrison, Henry Crusee. Proved Nov. 
24, 1768. Lib. K, p. 7. 

1769, Dec. 29. Xewbnlil, John, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary Newbold, of same place. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Coles, of Gloucester Co. Lib. 14, p. 124. 

1770, Feb. 20. Inventory, £1,349.5.2%, made by William Wood and 
Caleb Newbold. 

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1763. June 8. Newbold, Michael, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, John, £5 (I gave him already). Son, Cleayton, 
the farm I bought of William French, where he now lives; also the 
farm that I purchased of Thomas Staples, Sr., and Thomas Staples, 
Jr., in Springfield Twsp., and £500. Son, Joseph, plantation where I 
live and the other farm adjoining to it, and £200. Daughter, Ann 
Newbold, that lot in Kensington, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, 
on Hanover St. Daughter, Rebecca Newbold, the next lot to it. 
Daughter, Mary Newbold, the next lot to it. Grandchildren, Rachel, 
Martha, Ann and Charlotte Newbold, the next lot. My daughter, 
Susannah Newbold, the lot in Northern Liberties that I bought of 
Mary Fairman, and lot in Chesterfield I bought of John Horner, and 
cedar swamp on Ancocus Creek. Daughters, Ann, Rebecca, Mary 
and Susannah Newbold, land in Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co. Wife, 
Ester, interest of £500. Executors — sons, John Cleayton and Joseph. 
My cousin, Michael Newbold, son of William and Susannah Newbold, 
to have £25 when 21. Witnesses — Caleb Newbold, Anthony Taylor, 
Henry Burr, Jr., John Robinson. Proved Aug. 12, 1763. Lib. 11, p. 381. 

1763, Aug. 9. Inventory, £6,350.18.8, made by Samuel Emley, Jacob 
Lawrence and Anthony Sykes. 

1762, April 22. Newell, Johannes, of Hunterdon Co., yeoman; will 
of. Daughter, Altia, wife of William Housel, £50. Granddaughter, 
Gertry, daughter of William Van Nest, that married my daughter, 
Margaret, £50, when 18. The land whereon my son, Hendrick, lived, 
and now in tenure of Henry Worly, I give to my granddaughter, 
Gertry, the daughter of my said son, Hendrick. Son, Peter, my 
homestead, except % of the profits I give to my wife, Gertry. Ex- 
ecutor — son, Peter. Witnesses — Jacob Demott, Henry Worley, Ed- 
ward Wilmot. Proved June 1, 1762. 

1762, May 24. Inventory, £362.5.2, made by Edward Wilmot and 
David McKinney. Lib. 11, p. 339. 

1764, Feb. 18. Newell, Mary, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., widow. 
Int. Adm'r — Doctor James Newell, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
(nearest relation). Fellowbondsman — William Burnet, of Perth Am- 
boy. 

1764, Feb. 18. Inventory, £25.1.6, made by James Brooks and Thom- 
as Skinner, Jr. Lib. H, p. 330 

1761, May 25. Newman, John, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Everingham. Fellowbondsman — Guysbert Guysbertson; both of said 
Co. 

1761, May 22. Renunciation by Jane Hall, the mother of John 
Newman, in favor of John Everingham. Witnesses — James Kill- 
patrick and John Bennet. Lib. G, p. 381. 

1768, Feb. 20. Newman, John, of Shark River, Shrewsbury Twsp., 
Monmouth Co.; will of. To son, Joseph Newman, £3 and the land 
where he lives. Daughter, Catherine Croxon, £1. Son, Emanevel, 
10 shillings. Son, David, £20. Daughter, Mary Dunigan, 40 shillings. 
To children of my son, Thomas, £20 (I have already paid Thomas). 
Son, Samuel, £1 and 10 shillings. My wife, Deliverance, is to have 
her living out of my estate. Son, John, the rest. Executors — my 
wife and my son, John. Witnesses — William Bruver, William Wor- 
ton. Proved May 2, 1768. 

1768, May 23. Inventory, £58.12.0, made by William Allgor and 
Benjamin Jackson. Lib. I, p. 243. 



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1761, Feb. 28. Newton, Caleb, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Newton. Fellowbondsman — Christopher Foster; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Ebenezer Johnson and Mehetabel Godfrey. 

1761, Feb. 24. Inventory, £334.5.8, made by Christopher Foster and 
Ebenezer Johnson. Lib. 10, p. 162. 

1760, Oct. 1. McbollK, Robert, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co., 
school master; will of. Friend, Samuel Davis, Sr., all my goods. 
Executor — said Samuel Davis. Witnesses — Solomon Hall, John Bere- 
man, Theosallo Lennox. Proved June 24, 1761. 

1761, June 17. Inventory, £17.1.0, made by Jonathan Davis and Silas 
Parvin. Lib. 11, p. 167. 

1764, May 28. Nichols, Humphry, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Sons, Robert and Moses, about 23 acres at the Great Swamp, in the 
Great Neck of Newark, being the west part of a tract I bought of 
the Executors of Josiah Ogden. Daughter, Sarah Nicholls, £15. Rest 
of personal and real to my sons, Robert, Moses, Lewis and Isaac, and 
to my daughters, Sarah and Abigail Nicholls. Executors — sons, Rob- 
ert, Moses and Lewis. Witnesses — John Crane, David Ogden, Isaac 
Ogden. Proved July 7, 1764. Lib. H, p. 443. 

1761, June 20. Nicholson, Abel, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Brother, Joseph, £5. My wife, Rebecah, live stock 
and furniture; and, as she is pregnant, I give her f25 yearly, while 
the child is a minor. Plantation to be rented and personal estate 
to be sold, and wife given £200. Rest to my brother-in-law, Daniel 
Hillman's son, James, and my brother, Joseph, Nicholson's son, Mark. 
My child to have the land when it is 21. Executors — my wife, and 
my father-in-law, Aaron Aaronson. Witnesses — James Johnson, Sam- 
uel Parr, Samuel Spicer. Proved Aug. 15, 1761. 

1761, July 2. Inventory, f325.4.0, made by Henry Wood and John 
Shivers. 

1768, July 20. Account by Isaac Burroughs, Executor, in conjunc- 
tion with Rebecca Burroughs, late Rebecca Nicholson, deceased, who 
was surviving Executor of Abel Nicholson. 

Lib. 11, p. 99; File 768 H. 

1768. July 13. Nicholson, Abel, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
Abel Nicholson, of said Co. Petition of Joseph Nicholson, of said Co., 
uncle of said Abel, the son, stating that Abel, Jr., is under 14, and 
prays that he may be appointed Guardian of said minor. Signed by 
Joseph Nicholson. 

Petition (no date) of sundry persons, relations and friends, of 
Abel Nicholson, an infant under 14, stating that the infant, by the 
will of his late father, Abel Nicholson, is entitled to a tract of land 
in said Co., to the value of £30 or more, and we are informed that 
Letters of Guardianship have been granted to Joseph Nicholson, uncle 
and next of kin to said infant; and Joseph, being the person to 
whom the inheritance will descend, in case of the death of said in- 
fant, is not qualified, by law to be Guardian, and for these and other 
reasons, we pray that the Letters may be vacated and set aside, and 
that Samuel Burroughs may be appointed till the infant is 14. Signed 
by Samuel Burrough, Sr., Joseph Burrough, Thomas Thorne, Isaac 
Burrough, Jr., Samuel Burrough, Jr., Rebecca Aaronson (grandmother 
to the child), Kezia Parr (an aunt), John Burrough, Jr., Isaac Bur- 
rough, Sr. (Vacated on a hearing before the Governor). 



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1768, July 25. Guardian — Samuel Burrough, of Gloucester Co. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Joseph Burrough, of said Co. Whereas, Abel Nichol- 
son at the time of his death, left a son named Abel, an infant under 
14, and made his wife Guardian of said infant, who hath since de- 
parted this life, and whereas sundry persons, pray that Samuel Bur- 
rough may be appointed Guardian till said infant is 14; therefore he 
is appointed to that service. 

1775, Nov. 28. Account by Samuel Burrough, the Guardian. "Cash 
paid a lawyer, against the claim of Isaac Burrough, in behalf of his 
wife, deceased, £1.2.4." "Cash paid a doctor for curing of Nicholson's 
hare lip, and settling his pallate, £10." 

1775, Nov. 29. Petition of Abel Nicholson, of Waterford, Gloucester 
Co.; stating "that being under the care of my cousin, Samuel Bur- 
rough, this six years past, and now being of the age of fourteen 
years, do hereby nominate and appoint my said cousin" to act as 
Guardian, till I am 21 years. Witnesses — John Gallagher and Wil- 
liam Black. 

1775, Nov. 29. Guardian — Samuel Burrough. Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph Burrough, both of Gloucester Co. 

Lib. 13, p. 437; Lib. 15, p. 546; Lib. 15, p. 547; File 969 H. 

1765, June 4. Nieukirk, Abraham, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Isaac Nieukirk, 200 acres of my plantation where 
I live, and Y2 the cedar swamp next to John Mayhew. Son, Jacob, 100 
acres now under lease to Henry Hoveour, and % my swamp. Wife, 
Sarah, the rent of the place where Henry Hoveour lives. My wife 
to have the chest of drawers that came from Penn'a., till my daugh- 
ter, Anna, comes to age. Daughters, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Mary, 
moveables. I desire that my sister-in-law, Magdalen Dollisen, would 
divide the clothing in the chest between my 3 daughters. Daughter, 
Anna, to have her part of the moveable estate. The 120 acres of land, 
now in possession of Allen Dunlap, to be sold. Executors — my broth- 
er, Mathew Nieukirk, and Jacob Richman. Witnesses — Elizabeth 
Rose, William McMongill, Jeremiah Garrison. Proved June 24, 1765. 

1765, June 20. Inventory, £418.1.2, made by Jacob Elwell and Jacob 
Dubois. 

1784, May 5. Account by Mathew Nieukirk, surviving Executor. 

Lib. 12, p. 227; Lib. 26, p. 224. 

1765, Feb. 29. Nightingale, Sarah, alias Sarah Leddel, of Somerset 
Co. Ward. One of the children of William Leddel of said Co.; who 
makes choice of Dr. Moses Bloomfleld, of Woodbridge, as her Guar- 
dian till 21. Signed, "Sarah Leddel." 

1768, Feb. 29. Guardian — Moses Bloomfleld. Fellowbondsman — 
John Moores; both of Middlesex Co. Lib. I, p. 302. 

1769, Feb. 2. Nipe, Jonathan. Int. Adm'r — Isaac Quigley. 

Lib. 14, p. 124. 

1763, Oct. 8. Nitser, Peter, of Roxbury, Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Hermon Cline, of Hunterdon Co. Fellowbondsmen — John Stine and 
Roelof Roelofson; both of Morris Co. 

1763, Oct. 14. Inventory, £1,033.1.1, of goods of Peter Neitzert, 
shopkeeper; made by Roelof Roelofson and William Schuiler. 

1766, March 14. Account filed by Adm'r. 

1766, Oct. 29. Account filed by Adm'r. Lib. H, p. 291. 



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1766, July 3S. Nixon, Jeremiah, Sr., of Fairfield Twsp., Cumber- 
land Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Seabornfoy, her lawful dower, and 
use of dwelling house. Sons, Vavasus and Jeremiah, the plantation 
where I dwell. Sons, Reuben and William, the land I bought of 
Ebenezar Miller, and land I bought of Dickeson Shephard. Daugh- 
ters, Judith Buck and Candace Fithian, £5 each. Daughter, Ruth, 
£20. Daughter, Susannah, £20. Executors — sons, Vavasus and Jere- 
miah. Witnesses — Carll Shaw, Joseph Norbury, Bathsheba Millar. 
Proved Nov. 21, 1766. 

1766, Sept. 2. Inventory, £209.10.8, made by Joseph Daten and 
Joseph Ogden. 

1768, Feb. 1. Account by both Executors. 

Lib. 12, p. 323; Lib. 13, p. 324. 

1763, April 14. Noblit (Noblelight), Joseph, of Alloways Creek, 
Salem Co., carpenter. Int. Adm'x — Latitia Noblit, widow. Fellow- 
bondsman — William Oakford, yeoman; both of said place. 

1763, April 1. Inventory, £182.19.6, made by John Holme and Wil- 
liam Oakford. Lib. 11, p. 374. 

1765, Jan. 10. Nochber, Leonard, of Morris Co.; will of. Wife, 
Margreata, all my estate; and, after her death, my son, Leonard, to 
have my lands; but if he die leaving no heir, then the lands to be 
sold, and money given to my grandchildren. To children of my 
oldest daughter, Anna Margreata, late wife of Henry Shankle, £200. 
To the children of my daughter, Anna Martha Trimmer, the wife of 
Mathias Trimmer, £200. To the children of my daughter, Mary Eliza- 
beth Welsh, the wife of William Welsh, £200. Executors — son, Leon- 
ard, and Roelof Roelofson. Witnesses — Jacob Graa (Gray), Johan 
Andrew Hansell, Elizabeth Roelofson. Proved 1765. Lib. 12, p. 453. 

1767, Dec. 19. Noe, Ellas, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Brother, Marsh 
Noe, all my estate, except £5 to my brother, Daniel Noe, and £5 to my 
sister, Susannah Noe. Witnesses — Elias Marsh, Benjamin Marsh. 
Proved Jan. 22, 1768. Lib. I, p. 202. 

1769, Nov. 15. Norbury, Joseph, of Cumberland Co.; school mas- 
ter; will of. At present of said Co., but formerly of the Parish of 
St. Clements, in Liberty of Westminster, County of Middlesex, in 
England, taylor, son of Joseph Norbury of Little Share Lane, in said 
Parish, born in 1722, christened and registered in the Register Book 
of said Parish, which Kingdom I left in 1753. My plantation in New 
England Town to be sold. Children, Joseph, Heath and Mary, to 
have my money, when they come of age. My sons, Joseph and Heath, 
to be disposed of, as my Executors think best, till they are 14, then 
I wish them to be put to apprenticeship in Philadelphia to trades. 
My daughter, Mary, I leave to the discretion of her mother. Wife, 
Lida, the rest of my estate. Executors — Doctor Samuel Ward and 
my wife, Lydia. Witnesses — Abel Shepherd, William Fithian, Joseph 
Fithian. Proved Dec. 6, 1769. 

1769, Nov. 23. Inventory, £74.6.8, made by Abel Shepherd and 
Joseph Fithian. Lib. 14, p. 162. 

1766, May 2. Norcross, Joseph, of Hampton, Hanover Township, 
Burlington Co., shopkeeper; will of. Daughter, Rachel Norcross, £5, 
when 18. Real and personal estate to be sold and the money given 



310 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

to wife, Judith, and son, William, when he is 21. Executors — John 
Goldy, Sr., and Samuel Jones. Witnesses — Joshua Norcross, Thomas 
Piatt, James Reynolds. Proved June 3, 1766. 

1766, May 30. Renunciation by Samuel Jones and John Goldy. 

1766, June 3. Adm'x — Judith Norcross, the widow, of Northamp- 
ton Twsp. Fellowbondemen — Thomas Budd and Marmaduke Fort; 
both of Burlington Co., yeomen. 

1766, May 28. Inventory, £217.7.4, made by Thomas Budd and James 
Dobbin. 

1767, May 20. Account by Judith Norcross, the Administratrix with 
will annexed. File No. 8031 C. 

1762, May 20. Norris, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Half of the land that I bought of John Oliver to be sold. 
Wife, Abigail, the use of all my estate till my sons are 21. My son, 
Henry, my homestead, that is bounded by land of John Lee, Samuel 
Oliver and Benjamin Brookfleld, when he is 21. Sons, James and 
William, land on northeast of road. Son, Philip, the other % of the 
land I bought of John Oliver. Moveables to daughters, Sarah, Jo- 
hannah, Abigail and Margreet. Executors — John Marsh and Sam- 
uel Shotwell. Witnesses — Phillip Porter, Abraham Lee, Joseph 
Morss, Jr. Proved July 22, 1762. Lib. H, p. 169. 

1763, Feb. 9. North, Daniel, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Timothy Smith, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Theophilus 
Severns, of Trenton, said Co. Witness — Joseph Warrell. 

1763, Feb. 23. Inventory, £150.9.2, made by Seth Field and George 
Corwin. Lib. 11, p. 338. 

1758, Aug. 31. Norton, Mary, of Cape May Co., spinstress; will of. 
Brother, Isaac Reevs, my Bible, and to his wife, Mercy, a suit. To 
Mrs. Phebe Young a suit. To Lydia Smith, the wife of Carman 
Smith, rest of apparel. To Nathaniel Ogden, son of David Ogden, 
Esq., £5. One-third of residue to Martha Smith, daughter of Car- 
man Smith, and % to Mary Hoskins, daughter of the said Lydia 
Smith, and, if either of the daughters of Lydia Smith die, then to 
the survivor. Executors — Carman Smith and Lewis Cresse. Wit- 
nesses — Jonadab Jenkins, Joseph Hildreth, James Hildreth, Nathan- 
iel Jenkins. Proved Sept. 26, 1766. 

1766, Sept. 22. Inventory, £60.16.5%, made by Benjamin Stites and 
Joshua Hildreth. Lib. 12, p. 336. 

1763, June 2. Nutt, Levi, of Springfield, Burlington Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'x — Ann Nutt. Fellowbondsman — William Lovett Smith; 
both of said place. Lib. 11, p. 314. 

1763, July 28. Inventory, £814.3.6, made by Thomas Pryor, Jr., and 
William Elton. 

1764, Dec. 12. Account by Ann Nutt. 

1761, Aug. 17. Niittiunn, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. 
Ward, aged 14 years, son of Isaac Nuttman, of said place. Guardian 
— Samuel Nuttman. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Lyon; both of Newark, 
said Co. Witness — John Smyth. Lib. H, p. 12. 

1760, Oct. 10. Ogborne, Samuel, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Daughter-in-law, Mary Ogborne, widow of my son John, 



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use of part of the house. Daughter, Elizabeth Ogborne, use of part 
of the house, while single. Grandsons, Samuel and William Og- 
borne, my farm; and Samuel is to pay to his 4 sisters, viz., Mary 
Ogborne, Sarah Ogborne, Hannah Ogborne and Ann Ogborne, £15 to 
each; and William is to pay to his 5 sisters, viz., Elizabeth, wife of 
William Applegate, Mary Ogborne, Sarah Ogborne, Hannah Ogborne 
and Ann Ogborne, £12 to each. Daughter, Elizabeth, to have £60, 
to make her equal with my daughters, Mary and Abigail. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah, wife of Obadiah Holmes, £63. Rest of goods to daughters, 
Mary, Sarah, Abigal and Elizabeth. Executors — friend James Mott, 
and my sons-in-law, Obadiah Holmes and Edward Taylor, Sr., all 
of Middletown. Witnesses — George Taylor, Nathaniel Tilton, John 
Taylor. Proved Aug. 4, 1768. Lib. K, p. 22. 

1765, Feb. 16. Ogden, David, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland Co , 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, £50, and use of the plantation, till 
son, Norton, is 21. Son, Norton, all my land which I hold by deed 
of gift of my father, David Ogden, deceased. Daughter, Mary Og- 
den, £8, when 18. Daughter, Sarah Ogden, £5, when 18. Executors 
— father-in-law, Thomas Harris, and my wife, Sarah. Witnesses — 
Daniel Lummus, Nathan Lawrance, Joseph Norbury. 

1767, April 2. Codicil. The marsh on Jones' Island, which my father 
gave to Jonathan Learance and Abigail Learance, to be sold. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Ogden, Theophilus Elmer, Eleazar Smith. Proved 
April 21, 1767. 

1767, April 16. Inventory, £127.7.11, made by John Bower and 
Joseph Daten. Lib. 12, p. 479. 

1765, July 1. Ogden, David, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. Real 
and personal estate to be sold. Son, Gilbard, £45. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth, £30. Daughter, Nancee Salmon, £30. Daughter, Mary, £30. 
Granddaughter, Nancee Ogden, my bed. Grandson, David Ogden, 
my cane. Son, Gabriel, my gun. Son, David, 7 shillings. Son, John, 
£25. My daughter, Abigail, £15. Sons, Joseph, Amos, Nathan and 
Gabriel, the rest. Executors — son, Amos; and kinsman, Daniel Budd. 
Witnesses — Constant King, George King, Josiah Crane. Proved 
June 12, 1767. Lib. I, p. 156. 

1761, April 22. Ogden, Joseph, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
cordwainer; will of. Wife, Esther, y 3 of personal and use of my 
real estate. To First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth Town, £100. 
My brother, Daniel Ogden, y 2 of the rest of moveables. To children 
of my sister, Johannah, deceased, the other V2, viz., John Meeker, 
Joanna Baldwin (the wife of Nathan Baldwin), Rebecca Squire (the 
wife of David Squire), Mary Potter (the wife of Amos Potter), Han- 
nah Hicks (the wife of Samuel Hicks), Phebe Meeker (the wife of 
Stephen Meeker), and Unis Ailing (daughter of John Ailing), share 
and share alike. Executors — friends, Samuel Woodruff, Robert Og- 
den and William Herriman. Witnesses — Abner Woodruff, Thomas 
Tyson, Daniel Dayton. Proved May 30, 1761. Lib. H, p. 63. 

1768, Sept. 15. Ogden, Joseph, of Morris Co., doctor; will of. Wife, 
Grais, £50. Oldest son, Gabral, £5, besides what I gave him by deed. 
Daughters, Elesabeth, Mary and Eme, £30 each. Son, Justus Swa- 
zey Ogden, lot near the Raraton Landing, being part of a lot for- 
merly belonging to Peter Bodine. Rest of land to be sold and the 



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money to be given to my 5 sons, Garabrant, Joseph, Stephen, Ames 
and Benjamin. Executors — Andrew Miller, Jr., and David Estill. 
Witnesses — Ebenezer Titus, Daniel McKinney. Proved Nov. 21, 1763. 
1768, Nov. 21. Renunciation, made by David Estill and Andrew 
Millar, Jr. Witness — Abraham Ogden. 

1768, Nov. 27. Adm'r — Gabriel Ogden, of Somerset Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — Jonathan Stiles, of Morris Co. 

Lib. K, p. 15; Lib. I, p. 364. 

1762, July 15. Ogden, Jontnh, Esq., of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
All real and personal estate to be sold. Wife, Mary, £250. The in- 
terest of £400 to be paid to my daughter, Catherine Longworth, and, 
at her death, the £400 to be divided among her children. Son, David, 
% part of the money from said sale, and a like amount to son 
Jacob. Grandchildren, the children of my daughter Catherine, also 
% part; the names of whom are David, Caleb, Abigail, James, Jacob 
and Catherine. Grandsons, John Ogden and Henry Ogden, sons of 
my son Josiah, deceased, % part of residue. Granddaughters, Sarah 
Banks and Catherine Banks (daughters of my daughter Mary Banks, 
deceased), and my grandson, Josiah Ogden Banks (son of James 
Banks, Jr.), % part of residue, when they are 21. The money that 
shall be due to me from the estate of my deceased son-in-law, David 
Ogden, Jr., is to be taken from the money given to children of my 
daughter, Catherine Longworth. Executors — sons, David and Jacob, 
and my son-in-law, Isaac Longworth. Witnesses — Isaac Myer, 
Joseph Hedden, Jr., Jabez Harrison. 

1762, Sept. 13. Codicil. To grandchildren, viz., Josiah Banks, Jacob 
Banks, David Banks and Joseph Banks, £15 each, when 21. To 
Trinity Church, at Newark, my silver cup, for the use of said 
church. Witnesses — Isaac Myer, Thomas Pool, Abraham Ogden. 
Proved May 20, 1763. Lib. H, p. 372. 

1709, Nov. 14. Ogden, Justus Swayxe, of Roxbury Twsp., Morris 
Co. Ward. Son of Joseph Ogden, of said place, deceased; makes 
choice of Caleb Swayze as his Guardian. 

1769, Nov. 14. Guardian — Caleb Swayze, of said place. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Carnes, of Mendham Twsp., said Co. Lib. K, p. 223. 

1763, March 14. Ogden, Mary, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Son, Eleazar Smith, the grain and swine. Daughter, Mar- 
thar Elmer, long cloak. Daughter, Rebecca Smith, my saddle. 
Daughter, Sarah Smith, £4. Daughter, Abigail Smith, £4. To all my 
daughters, Mary Banks, Esther Mayhise, Martha Elmer, Rebecca 
Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Sarah Smith and Abigail Smith, the re- 
mainder. Executors — Theodorus Elmer and my son, Eleazar Smith. 
Witnesses — Joseph Bateman, Theophilas Elmer, Rebecca Smith. 
Proved April 9, 1763. 

1763, April 8. Inventory, £110.12.3, made by Theophilus Elmer and 
Joseph Bateman. Lib. 11, p. 401. 

1767, June 5. Ogden, Moses, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Sons (all under 19), John Couzens, Barne, Moses, Aaron 
and David, all my lands. Makes mention of brothers, Robert and 
David. Wife, Mary, £100. To my daughters, Frances, Anne and 
Mary Couzens, rest of personal estate, when 18. My brother, David, 
and my wife, to be Guardians of children, but, in case of the death 



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of my brother, then I devise my kinsman, Oliver Spencer, to act. 
Executors — my kinsman, Robert Ogden, Jr., my son, John Couzens, 
and my wife, while she remains my widow. If both Robert Ogden, 
Jr., and John Couzens Ogden should die, then my will is that the 
said David Ogden and my kinsman, Timothy Edwards, be Executors. 
"Witnesses — William Halstead, Stephen Wheeler, Uzal Woodruff. 

1768, Oct. 10. Codicil. Wife, Mary, is pregnant, and the child is 
to be provided for. Witnesses — David Meeker, Uzal Woodruff, 
Stephen Wheeler. Proved Dec. 26, 1768. Lib. K, p. 40. 

1767, April 6. Ogden, Nathaniel, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Jeremiah, all my land, and he is to pay to my 
daughter, Phebe, £25, when she is 21. Personal estate to be sold 
and money given to the said children when they are 21, but, if they 
die before that time, then both real and personal is to go to my 
brothers and sisters. Executors — my uncle, Joseph Ogden, Esq., and 
my brother, Jason Ogden. Witnesses — Abigail Ray, Tamer Seeley, 
Joseph Norbury. Proved April 21, 1767. 

1767, April 20. Inventory, £214.3.3, made by Theophilus Elmer and 
Ephrairi Harris. 

1774, Nov. 25. Account by Jason Ogden, surviving Executor. 

Lib. 13, p. 162; Lib. 15, p. 497. 

1764, March 20. Ogden, Stephen, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Ogden, widow of said Stephen. Fellowbondsman — Eli- 
plelet Whitaker; both of said Co. 

1764, April 17. Inventory, made by John Lyon and John Collyer. 

Lib. H, p. 333. 

1761, Feb. 18. Ogden, Thomas, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Clawson, bricklayer. Fellowbondsman — John Black, 
ship carpenter; both of said place. Witness — Elizabeth Hetfield. 

Lib. G, p. 371. 

1768, Jan. 22. Ogden, Thomas, Jr., of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Abigail Ogden, widow. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Og- 
den, Esq.; both of said place. 

1768, Jan. 19. Inventory, £179.13.0, made by Joseph Ogden and 
Ephraim Harris. Lib. 13, p. 325. 

1765, Oct. 12. Oggbnrn, Mary, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Applegate, "a relation of Mary." Fellowbondsman — 
Edward Taylor; both of said place, yeomen. Witness — David Hance. 

1765, Oct. 15. Inventory made by Joseph Golden and Richard 
Crawford. Lib. I, p. 5. 

1768, March 7. Olfoers, Nicholas, of Upper Allaways Creek Precint, 
Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Richard Wistar, of Philadelphia, merchant. 

1768, March 5. Inventory, £18.16.0, made by George Dickinson and 
Benjamin Thompson. Lib. 13, p. 334. 

1760, April 23. Oldden, Mary, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Sister, 
Susannah Stokes, £20. "Cozen," Bershebay Olden, £5. Brother, John 
Olden, sheets and pillow cases. Brother, Joseph Olden, 20 yards of 
linen. Brother, David Oldden, 20 yards. "Cozen," Samuel Olden, £5. 
To Joseph Olden, son of Joseph, £2. To Ann Oldden, daughter of 



314 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

James Olden, £2. To Carthine Olden, daughter of said James, £2. 
To Amey Olden, daughter of Joseph Olden, £2. To the child of 
Joseph Olden, not yet born, spoons. Amey Olden, daughter of 
Joseph, mentioned. The rest of my estate I give to my brothers 
and sisters, and my "cozen," Bershebay Olden, Susannah, John, James, 
Joseph, David, Thomas and Benjamin. Executor — brother, Thomas 
Olden. "Witnesses — John Clark, Ursulla Worth, Ebenezer Scott. 
Proved Sept. 28, 1763. Lib. H, p. 308. 

1770, Oct. 28. Olden, Thomas, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. To the Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook, in Bridgwater, £60. 
Daniel Blackford, of Bridgwater, is indebted to me, which sum I 
give to his children. Residue to the children of my brothers and 
sisters. Executors — Daniel Blackford and Jeremiah Field. Wit- 
nesses — Michael Field, Elias Golden, Elias V. Court. Proved Nov. 
21, 1770. 

1770, Nov. 2. Inventory, £1466.8.0, made by Michael Field and 
Elias Van Court. Lib. K, p. 253. 

1764, May 10. Olden, William, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Abegal, £100, and the use of my real. Grand- 
daughter, Abigail Hutchens, 10 acres of my home place, opposite 
the houses of Joseph and John Ross; also 2 acres of meadow; but, if 
she die, then to be the right of her sister, Anne Hutchens. My 
grandson, William Degrote, the rest of my home place and other 
real, except that in a lease given to John Hutchens, and he is to 
pay £50 to his sister, Elizabeth, and £50 to his sister, Sophia, and 
£50 to his brother, John Degrote. To the children of daughter 
Elizabeth, money to each. Goods are to be sold and money given 
to daughters, the wife of John Degrote and the wife of John 
Hutchens. The land which my wife, Abigail, bought of Benjamin 
Bond, is to be to her. Executors — Reune Runyon, Leffart Sebring 
and Jeremiah Field. Witnesses — Thomas Oldden, John Ross, Jr., 
Brice Riky. Proved Oct. 30, 1764. 

1764, Oct. 26. Inventory, £343.7.2, made by Peter Williamson and 
William Wortman. Lib. H, p. 465. 

1763, Feb. 22. Olge, Jeremiah, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Robert Peters. Fellowbondsman — Nebecunezer Riggin; both of Mor- 
ris River, said Co. Witnesses — Ezekiel Bennett and David Reeve. 

1763, Feb. 5. Inventory, £38.9.9, made by Joseph Lord and Peter 
Massy. 

1763, Dec. 27. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 11, p. 410. 

1766, Feb. 27. Oliver, David, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, David, the northwest *& of my plantation, which 
binds lands of Ephraim Terrill. Sons, Samuel and Ichobad, the 
southeast % ; also a tract in Raway that I bought of John Marsh 
and Samuel Shotwell, as Ex'rs of John Norris. Sons, David, Samuel 
and Ichobad, my salt meadows. Wife, Zerviah, my negro wench, 
Phebe, and, at my wife's death, she is to be sold, with her issue, 
and the money given to my daughters, Jemima Ward, Sarah Oliver 
and Zerviah Oliver. My half part of land above the mountain to 
be sold, and is the same which I have in partnership with Ephraim 
Terrill, and the money to be given to my said three daughters. 
Wife to have use of lands till sons are of age. Mother-in-law, Eliza- 
beth Oliver, £7 yearly. Executors — my brother, John Oliver, and my 



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friend, John Wood. Witnesses — David Terrill, Josiah Terrill, Abra- 
ham Clark. Proved June 3, 1766. 

1768, Aug. 11. Inventory, £400.4.0, made by Amos Morss and Ben- 
jamin Shotwell. Lib. I, p. 36. 

1761, Dec. 16. Opdyck, Elizabeth, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Opdyck, of Amwell, said Co. Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph Inslee, Jr., of said Maidenhead. 

1761, Dec. 15. Inventory, £50.12.6, made by James French and 
Cornelius Slacht. Lib. 11, p. 133. 

1764, Jane 9. Orglll, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — William Har- 
rison, of Barns Island, New York, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — 
Ephraim Frazee, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., yeoman. (The said 
Adm'r was one of the creditors, and gave bond at the instance of St. 
George Talbert, the largest creditor). Witnesses — Samuel Ogden and 
Robert Ogden. On the back of the bond was written: "The letter of 
Adm'n on this bond was never granted, owing to the discovery of 
a great fraud in the pretended creditor, St. George Talbott." Dated 
June 28, 1764. Signed, "John Smyth." 

"This bond was received into the office the 28 June, 1764. John 
Smyth." File Nos. 3391-3392 G. 

1770, tlaroh 5. Osbern, Cooper, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Na- 
thaniel Osbern, of said place, deceased. Guardian — Thomas Wood- 
ruff, Esq. Lib. K, p. 185. 

1770, Jan. 16. Osbern, Timothy, of Newark Twsp., Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — James Osbern and Moses Osbern. Lib. K, p. 156. 

1764, Aug. 8. Osborn, Anne, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Daughter, Rebaco Swane, a platter. Daughter, Catrin, "bedde," 
and she is to have schooling. Executor — Samuel Longstreet. Wit- 
nesses — Andrew Allen, Faith Tilton, Thomas Bell. Proved Oct. 9, 
1764. 

[No date]. Inventory of the estate of Anne Osborn, widow, made 
by Thomas Bell and Samuel Osborn. Lib. H, p. 495. 

1759, Nov. 18. Osborn, James, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Anne, half of my plantation, and half the acre lots on 
south side of Squan River, and half my right down the beach. Son, 
John, other half of the above. Daughter, Rebecca Swain, £50. 
Daughter, Kathrine Osburn, £55. Executors — Richard Longstreet 
and my brother, Samuel Osborn. Witnesses — Thomas Bell, Remem- 
brance Lippincott, Mary Wilkens. Proved April 18, 1761. 

[No date.] Inventory, made by John Denman and Thomas Bell. 

Lib. G, p. 381. 

1760, May 8. Osborn, Joseph, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Son, James, the place I live on, joining larfd I sold to 
Henry Pirson, lying for 50 acres; also my land in the Great Swamp 
by the Long Hill, in Morris Co. Sons, Thomas, Enos and Jesse, the 
other % part of my 50 acres in the said Swamp. Daughters, Sarah, 
Abirgal and Desier, my moveable estate. Executors — friend, Caleb 
Brown, and Amos Day. Witnesses — John Ogden, William Parsel, 
John Nester. Proved March 5, 1761. 

1761, March 9. Inventory, £17.13.5, made by William Broadwell 
and Silvanus Totten. Lib. H, p. 16. 



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1765, Sept. 20. Osborne, Richard, of Cape May Co.; will of. Brother, 
Nathan Osborne, all of my land, only my wife's part during her 
life; and then all that land to Philip Godfrey's eldest son, Philip, 
and said Philip Godfrey, Jr., is to pay to his brother, Nathan God- 
frey, £50. Brother, Nathan, % the moveable estate, and my sister, 
Ruth Godfrey, the other y 2 . To Daniel Smith, Jr., the son of Jere- 
miah Smith, £20, but, if Daniel die before he comes of age, then it 
is to go to Jesey Smith, also a son of Jeremiah, and, if Jesey die, 
then to his brother, James Smith. Executors — brother-in-law, Philip 
Godfree, and cousin, David Smith. Witnesses — John Wlllets, John 
Nickelson. Proved Nov. 2, 1765. 

1765, Dec. 12. Inventory, £408.3.10, made by John Willets and Levi 
Billings. 

1767, April 22. Account of Philip Godfrey, the Executor. 

Lib. 12, p. 347. 

1761, Sept. 27. Osier, Samnel, of Gloucester Co.; will of. Wife, 
Patience, all moveable estate, and my plantation while my widow. 
Son, Samuel, the plantation, and, when he comes to 21, he is to pay 
to my son, Thomas, £30, and to each of my daughters, Barsheba, Mary 
and Hannah, £10. Executors — my wife and Joseph Osier. Witnesses 
— John Stocker, Joseph Osier. Proved Nov. 16, 1761. 

1761, Nov. 10. Inventory, £138.16.10, made by Samuel Burrough, 
Sr., and Henry Wood. Lib. 11, p. 102. 

1751, Feb. 15. Ontvrater, Thomas, of Monaykie, in Precinct of New 
Barbadoes, Bergen Co., yeoman; will of. My wife to have a negro 
wench and no more. Children of my son, Frans, deceased, Thomas, 
Catharine, Yonete and Mary, 1/9 of my estate; my son, John, 1/9; 
my son, Jacob, 1/9; my son, Peter, 1/9; my son, Thomas, deceased, 
his children (Catherine, Thomas, Mary, Jacobus and Anetie) 1/9; my 
grandson, Thomas Romyn, 1/9; the children of "Dater" Elisabeth, 
1/9; the children of "Dater," Yueke, (namely, Roelef, Geret and 
Dericke) 1/9; my "dater," Ann, 1/9, and my daughter, Trintie, 1/9. 
My land at Moneyky is layed out in 8 lots (being where I live), and 
son, Jacob, to have Nos. 1 and 4, 5 and 7; my grandchildren, the 
children of my son, Thomas, dec'd, (viz., Catherine, Thomas, Mary, 
Jacobus and Annatie), lots 2, 3, 6 and 8. Wife, Jannetie, the goods 
mentioned in a writing dated 1747-'8, Feb. 10. Executors — son, John, 
Johanes Slot and Claas Romyn. Witnesses — Henry Earl, Abraham 
Allen and Poulus Vanderbeck. Proved March 23, 1763. Lib. H, p. 557. 

1767, April 9. Overfleld, Peter, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Peter Overfleld. Fellowbondsmen — Isaac Leet and 
Joshua Waterhouse; all of said place. 

1767, April 8. Inventory, £784.16.5, made by Isaac Leet and Joshua 
Waterhouse. Lib. 13, p. 208. 

1761, March 2. Owen, John, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co., 
weaver; will of. Son, Daniel, 25 acres joining John Meeker. Son, 
Jedediah, my homestead place, and 10 acres joining Thomas Squier. 
Wife, Sarah, £5. Daughters, Mary, Rebekah, Hannah and Sarah, 
rest of personal estate. Executors — my wife and friend, John Meek- 
er. Witnesses — John Clark, Samuel Hicks, Jacob Winans. Proved 
March 16, 1761. 

1761, March 9. Inventory, made by James Bonnel and Samuel 
Hicks. Lib. G. p. 399. 



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1764, Oct. 22. Pack, Benjamin, of Rahway, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Jacob Pack, the only son. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Jaquess, 
Jr.; both of said Co. Lib. H, p. 372. 

1762, Aug. 10. Pack, Isaac, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Moores. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Moore; both of said 
place. (Mary Pack, the widow, renounced in favor of John Moores.) 
"Witness — Samuel Jones. Lib. H, p. 167. 

1764, March 16. Pack, Zachariah, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
weaver; will of. Wife, Ruth, a horse and saddle. Brother, Jacob 
Pack, my apparel. Friend, Jonathan Coddington, a hat. Wife, Ruth, 
use of all my estate to bring up my children, till the youngest Is 
21; and then all real and personal to be sold and money given to 
my children, viz., William, Isaac, Hannah Pack, and my wife. 
Executors — friends, Jonathan Bishop and Jonathan Brooks. Wit- 
nesses — Ephraim Cutter, David Jaques, Joseph Moore. Proved April 
12, 1764. Lib. H, p. 429. 

1766, Feb. 1. Page, Joseph, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Son, Jonathan, northwest part of my plantation. Son, David, rest of 
said farm. The other plantation, below Dividing Creek, to be sold, 
and money divided among my grandchildren, Daniel Page, Ambrose 
Page and John Page, when they are 21, but Mary Page, my son's 
widow, is to enjoy the place till it is sold. Daughters, Martha and 
Hannah, the remainder. Executor — son, David. Witnesses — Wil- 
liam Paullin, William Paullin, Jr., David Shepherd. Proved June 12, 
1767. 

1767, June 9. Inventory, £214.15.11, made by David Shepherd and 
William Newcomb. Lib. 12, p. 484. 

1759, Sept. 13. Pagre, William, of New Windsor TWsp., Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Benjamin, the land this side of Mire Run, 
at his death, to his son, William, and William is to pay to his 
brother, Thomas, and his oldest sister, £5 each. My granddaughter, 
Mary Arey, a bed, when she is 18. Granddaughter, Rodey Arey, pans. 
Land on north side of Muddy Brook, where Isaac Arey lives, to be 
sold, and money to be given to Isaac Arey's children, when they 
come of age. Executor — William Cubberley. Witnesses — John Tay- 
lor, Thomas Walton, Kezia Cubberly. 

1760, Sept. 8. Codicil. Cousin, Elizabeth Page, £5. Proved April 6, 
1765. 

1765, April 2. Inventory, £171.15.6, made by John Abbott and Isaiah 
Roblnrf. Lib. 12, p. 133. 

1769, May 8. Pagrett, John, of Salem Co., farmer; will of. Daugh- 
ter, Prudence Hall, 5 shillings. Wife, Rebecca, all my lands and 
moveable estate. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Nathaniel Han- 
cock, Benjamin Corliss, Edward Bradway. Proved May 13, 1769. 

Lib. 13, p. 542. 

1762, March 25. Pain, Isaac, of Mendham, Morris Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Abigail, household goods, etc. Sons, Isaac and John, £50 
each. Daughters, Deborah, Sarah, Mary and Ruth, £10 each, when 
they are 18. Executors — my wife and Samuel Roberts. Witnesses — 
Henry Clark, William Hulburd, Alexander Aikman. Proved April 
15, 1762. 



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1762, April 3. Inventory, made by Robert Adams and Henry Clark. 
Includes house and 122 acres of land, £114. Lib. H, p. 364. 

1764, March 15. Pnlmer, Nathaniel, of Chester Town, in Kent Co., 
(Del.), merchant. Int. Adm'r — Daniel Ellis. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Allinson; both of Burlington. Witness — Joseph Read. 

Lib. 11, p. 537. 

1762, March 6. Pancoast, Caleb, late of Philadelphia, but now of 
Burlington Co., bricklayer; will of. Wife, Hannah, a bed. Rest of 
personal and real to be sold. Wife and my daughter, Ann, to have 
% when Ann is 18. Son, William, the other %, when 21. Executors 
— brothers, David Pancoast and William Andrews. Witnesses — Henry 
Delatush, Aaron Pancoast, Hannah Lippincott. Proved March 11, 
1762. Lib. 11, p. 194. 

1762, Nov. 1 Pancoast, Joseph, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Thomasin, the profit of my farm. 
Daughter, Mary Folkes, £30. Daughter, Thomasin Wright's 3 
daughters, £30. Daughter, Anna Bacon's 2 children, viz., Daniel 
and Mary, £20 between them, Elizabeth being heretofore considered. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Curtis' 2 children, viz., Thomas and Grace, 
£30. Daughter, Susannah Willkins' 3 sons, £30. Daughter Pheby's 
children, £23. Grandson, John Pancoast (son of my son John), and 
Joshua and Joseph Wright (sons of my daughter Thomasin Wright), 
10 shillings each. To the Mansfield meeting, £5. Son John's 2 daugh- 
ters, viz., Thomasin and Hannah, £3 each; and to Mary Butler's 3 
children, £3. Son Thomas' 4 daughters, £5 each. Son Benjamin's 3 
daughters, £5 each. Grandson, Thomas Pancoast (son of my son, 
Thomas), my lands in the mountains, lying on a ranch of Dela- 
ware river, called Pawlins Cut. Grandson, Joseph (son of my son 
Benjamin), farm where I live, when 21. To my 3 daughters, £50 
each. To grandson, Thomas, and my grandson, Joseph (son of my 
son Benjamin), and my grandson, Joseph (son of my son John), my 
swamp on Wading river. Executors — kinsman, Thomas Scattergood, 
and my son-in-law, Thomas Folkes, and my grandson, Thomas 
Pancoast. Witnesses — Thomas Newbold, Samuel Rockhill, John Cur- 
tis. Proved Oct. 27, 1766. 

1766, Jan. 18. Codicil. My granddaughter, Hannah Young, is 
dead, and I give Vs of her share to my granddaughter, Thomasin 
Shourds, and the other half to my granddaughter Mary Butler's 
children. Witnesses — John Curtis, Samuel Rockhill, Ruth Southward. 
Proved Oct. 27, 1766. 

1766, Nov. 3. Inventory, £701.6.0, made by Henry Delatush and 
John Imlay. Lib. 13, p. 18. 

1769, Sept. 9. Account of Thomas Foulke, Thomas Scattergood and 
Thomas Pancoast, the Executors. Lib. 14, p. 74. 

1764, Sept. 10. Pancoast, Meribah, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., 
widow. Int. Adm'r — Samuel Allen, of Nottingham Twsp. Fellow- 
bondsman — Mahlon Thorn, of Mansfield; both of said Co. 

Lib. 12, p. 16. 

1764, Aug. 25. Inventory, £60.16.0, made by Abraham Brown and 
Samuel Farnsworth. 

1763, April 10. Pancoast, William, of Mansfield, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Real estate to be sold. Wife, £140, and the negro girl she 



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brought. She is to have her thirds. Rest to my 5 children and 2 
grandchildren, viz., son, Edward, 1/7; son, David, 1/7; son, Aaron, 
2/7; daughter, Sarah, 1/7; daughter, Mary, 1/7, -and 1/7 to my son 
Caleb's 2 children, "William and Ann, when of age. Executors — sons, 
Edward and David. Witnesses — Caleb Scattergood, Jonathan Scatter- 
good, Joseph Biddle, Jr. Proved Sept. 3, 1763. 

1763, Sept. 3. Inventory, £459.12.0, made by Benjamin Gibbs and 
George Polwell. Lib. 11, p. 397. 

1767, Nov. 18. Parcel, Nicholas, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Rachel Parcel and Thomas Parcel. Fellowbondsman — 
Timothy Whitehead, Jr.; all of said town. Witnesses — Lewis Morris 
and Robert Ogden. Lib. I, p. 208. 

1764, March 2. Park, William, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Park, widow of William Park. Fellowbondsmen — 
John Hart and Joab Houghton; all of said place. 

1764, Feb. 16. Inventory, £204.7.6, made by David Stout and Joab 
Houghton. Lib. 11, p. 526. 

1764, March 13. Parke, Thomas, of Greenwich, in Cohansey, Cum- 
berland Co., shoemaker; will of. Daughters, Sarah Isley, Martha 
Wolston, Prudence and Anna Parke, 5 shillings each. Son, Annanias 
Parke, £5, to be paid to him when my 2 children come of age, viz., 
Rachel and Rebecca. Son, Annanias, 1,000 acres, which was bought 
of Benjamin Firman, in Philadelphia, and which was formerly the 
property of Anna Salter, dec'd. Daughter, Miriam Parke, 5 shillings. 
Wife, Sarah, my daughter, Rachel, and youngest daughter, Rebecca, 
the rest of my personal and real estate, when the children are of age. 
Executors — my wife and my friend, Thomas Ewing. Witnesses — 
Jacob Noble, James Talbott, Jeremiah Bishop. Proved Feb. 2, 1767. 

1766, Dec. 24. Inventory, £178.19.3, made by William Carll and 
Jeremiah Bishop. Includes "Purse and armor, valued at £23.15.0." 

Lib. 13, p. 149. 

1770, Feh. 17. Parker, Jacob, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Thomas Morford, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Miln Parker; both of Shrews- 
bury, said Co. Witness — William Taylor. Lib. K, p. 232. 

1761, March 18. Parker, James and Jannet, of Somerset Co. Wards. 
Children of John Parker, of said Co., and aged 19 years and 15 years, 
respectively. Guardian — John Roy, of said Co. Lib. G, p. 369. 

1761, April 13. Parker, John, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Hannah. 

1761, March. Inventory, £19.13.7, made by Frederick Hofman and 
Philip Grace. Lib. 10, p. 176. 

1763, Aug. 24. Account by Adm'r. 

1764, March 2. Parker, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Parker, brother of said John. Fellowbondsman — John 
Smyth; both of said place. Lib. H, p. 331. 

1768, June 6. Parker, John, of Elizabeth, Essex Co., weaver; will 
of. I have agreed to sell the house and land where I live to Moses 
Seayre for £100, which I desire my Executors to collect and give a 



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deed for. Grandson, James Mills, 5 shillings. Wife, Sarah, the rest 
of my estate for her support, and to bring up my children. Execu- 
tors — my son-in-law, John Mills, and my friend, Joseph Bird. Wit- 
nesses — William Dennison, Joshua Tucker and Joseph Shotwell. 
Proved July 9, 1768. 

1769, April 18. Inventory, £137.8.6, made by John Marsh and Robert 
Fitz Randolph. Lib. I, p. 309. 

1766, Feb. 25. Parker, Nathaniel, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah, use of my lands; but if any must 
be sold to pay debts, it is to be the 15 acres that is next to North 
River, and 3 acres of salt meadow that lies at the Great Meadow, 
and that which lies next to Thomas Borden. Eldest son, Jacob, 32 
acres, to be taken off the north end of my plantation where I live. 
Youngest son, Miln, the rest of the plantation, and % of the salt 
meadow at the Great Meadow; and the other % to son Jacob. Daugh- 
ters, Mary and Elizabeth, the two best beds in the house, and son, 
Miln, to pay each at the day of their marriage, £20. Executrix — my 
wife, Overseers — Richard Lawrence and George Allen. Witnesses — 
Joshua Parker, Thomas White, Anthony Dennis. Proved Aug. 18, 
1767. 

1767, Aug. 4. Inventory, £269.12.6, made by Richard Borden, Mau- 
ritz Dehart and John Hartshorne. Lib. I, p. 152. 

1770, Feb. 15. Parker, Peter, of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Advanced in age. Wife, Amey, to be provided for 
and to have the personal estate to better enable her to provide for 
my youngest daughter, I having provided for my other children 
heretofore. Executor — my wife. Witnesses — Joshua Bispham, John 
Cox. Proved June 21, 1770. 

1770, June 16. Inventory, £132.16.4, made by John Cox and Joshua 
Bispham. Lib. 14, p. 219. 

1761, Feb. 5. Parker, Thomas, of Twsp. and Co. of Gloucester. 
Int. Adm'r — John Parker. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Lukemanear; 
both of said Co. 

1761, Feb. 9. Inventory, £178.6.11, made by William Hampton and 
William Davis. Lib. 10, p. 172. 

1762, Dec. 12. Parr, Samuel, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Kezia, the goods she had when I married her. Son, 
Aaron Aaronson Parr, my lands in said place, when 21, and, if my 
son die in minority, then Parr Willard, my sister's son, shall enjoy 
the lands, and he is to pay my wife £20 yearly. Ten pounds to be 
put to interest, to repair the graveyard on my plantation, wherein 
my late father, Samuel Parr, Is interred. If any of the lands in 
Pennsylvania be recovered, it is to be sold. Executors — my wife and 
my father-in-law, Aaron Aaronson. Witnesses — Ann Davis, John 
Caffrey, Samuel Burrough, Thomas Willard. Proved Feb. 23, 1763. 

1763, Feb. 9. Inventory, £357.16.10, made by Henry Wood and John 
Shivers. Lib. 11, p. 314. 

1768, Feb. 3. Parr, William, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — Peter 
Parr, late of Warrington, in Great Britain, now of Chester, in Glou- 
cester Co., N. J. Fellowbondsman — John Wallace, of said Chester. 
Witnesses — Robert Burchan and Henry Casey. Lib. 13, p. 330. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I761-I77O 321 

1767, Feb. 21. Parrit, Thomas, of Newark, Essex Co., innholder. 
Int. Adm'x — Mary Parrit, widow of said Thomas. Fellowbondsmen 
— William Parrit and Caleb Ball; all of said place. Lib. I, p. 301. 

1765, May 3. Parsons, William, Sr., of Elizabeth Borough, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Deborah, my moveable estate, except what I 
give to my son, William; and, after wife's death, said moveables to 
be sold and money divided between my daughters, Mary Robinson, 
Jean Meaker and Cloe Parson. My only son, William, all my lands. 
Daughter, Cloe Parson, £30 when of age or married. Executors — 
wife, Deborah, my son, William, and my friend, Capt. Benjamin Bon- 
nel. Witnesses — Jonathan Elmer, Jonathan J. Dayton, John Clark. 
Proved Nov. 11, 1765. Lib. I, p. 41. 

1758, Feb. 6. Parvin, Josinh. of Hopewell Twsp., Cumberland Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Susanna, Y2 my moveable estate. Five shill- 
ings to each of my married daughters. My two unmarried daugh- 
ters, Lydia and Phebe, the rest of moveable estate, when 18. Son, 
Josiah, all my lands. Wife to have use of land. Executors — John 
Miller and Jonathan Holmes, Esq., both of said Co. Witnesses — 
Abraham Reeves, Joseph Peck and Lydia Parvin. Proved Aug. 26, 
1761. Lib. 11, p. 160. 

1762, Sept. 8. Parvin, Matthew, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Thomas, 100 acres on east side of Cohansey 
Creek. To son, Theophilus, plantation where I live, of 158 acres. 
Wife, Sarah, to have her dower. Executors — sons, Thomas and 
Theophilus. Witnesses — Thomas Whitecar, Joseph Norbury, Eben- 
ezer Bower. Proved May 31, 1769. 

1769, May 30. Inventory, £121.9.8, made by Thomas Harris and 
Joseph Ogden. Lib. 14, p. 15. 

1769, July 31. Patten, Henry, of Salem Co., laborer. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Linch, of Upper Penns Neck. Fellowbondsmen — Joseph Bur- 
roughs and Bateman Lloyd, both of Town of Salem; all of said Co. 

Lib. 14, p. 113. 

1769, March 14. Patterson, James, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Peter Schenck, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Peter Patterson; both 
of said place. 

1769, March 14. Renunciation by Catharine Patterson, widow of 
said James, and Peter Patterson, brother of said James. Witness — 
James Kelly. Lib. K, p. 70. 

1763, July 6. Patterson, Joseph, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Andrew Standly, of said place, yeoman. Fellowbondsmen — 
William Pritchett, of said place, yeoman, and Samuel Baker, of said 
place, cordwainer. 

1763, July 5. Inventory, £50.4.9, made by Samuel Baker and Wil- 
liam Pritchett. 

1768, May 31. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 11, p. 453; Lib. 13, p. 410. 

1763, April 15. Patterson, Ro,bert, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., shop- 
keeper. Int. Adm'x — Magdalene Patterson, widow, of said place. 
Fellowbondsmen — John Richman, of Pilesgrove, and Michael Rich- 
man, of same place. 

1763, April 12. Inventory, £3,550.19.9, made by Mathew Gill and 
Joseph Shinn. Lib. 11, p. 373. 

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1762, March 31. Paul, Nathan, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co.; will 
of. To William Finlaw, the horse I bought of him. My wife, Eliza- 
beth, rest of personal and real, till the child she is pregnant with 
comes to 21 years of age. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Samuel 
Paul, Sr., Ansell Long, William Finley. Proved April 16, 1762. 

1762, April 15. Inventory, £250.15.0, made by Andrew Long and 
Ansell Long. Lib. 11, p. 127. 

1767, Jan. 12. Paxton, James, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Son of Joseph Paxton of said place. Makes choice of Charles Coxe, 
of Philadelphia, merchant, as his Guardian. 

1767, Jan. 12. Guardian — Charles Coxe. Fellowbondsman — John 
Lawrence, of City of Burlington. Witness — John Shaw. 

File No. 710 J. 

1764, Oct. 12. Peairs, Lewis, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Andrew Peairs (Pearse), of said place. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Baker, of Hopewell, said Co. Lib. 12, p. 127. 

1769, May 31. Pearson, Abel, late of Philadelphia. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Pearson, widow of said Abel Pearson. Fellowbondsman — Dan- 
iel Ellis, of Burlington. Lib. 14, p. 64. 

1769, June 6. Inventory, £1,237.11.11, made by John Lippincott and 
David Kinsey. 

1769, Sept. 1. Account by Mary Pearson. 

1761, Feb. 15. Pearson, James, of Willingborough, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Son, Able, land I bought of Thomas Rodman and Daniel 
Ellis. Rest of estate to son, Able, my daughter, Rebecca Fenimore, 
and my daughter, Sarah Pearson. Executor — son, Able. Witnesses 
— Samuel How, Joseph Hollinshead, Daniel Ellis. Proved March 27, 
1761. Lib. 10, p. 327. 

1761, March 28. Inventory, £555.18.0, made by Daniel Ellis and 
James Collum. 

1761, Sept. 10. Pearson, John, of Burlington Co. Ward. Guardian 
— Isaac Pearson, John Pearson being son of Thomas Pearson, of 
Nottingham, in said Co. Lib. 11, p. 204. 

1765, Sept. 30. Pearson, Joseph, of Burlington; will of. Son, 
Thomas, land I bought of Obediah Ireton, and land I bought of 
Ebenezer Wright and Patrick Reynolds, and that bought of Jonathan 
Wright, Jr., except the grist mill and 2 acres. Rest of estate to be 
sold and the proceeds given as follows: to son, James, %; son, 
Josephus, %, and interest of other % to my daughter, Rebeckkah 
Cook and, after her death, to her children. Executors — sons, James, 
Thomas and Josephus. Witnesses — Abraham Scott, Joseph Pancoast, 
William Smith, Thomas Wire. Proved Oct. 10, 1765. 

1765, Oct. 10. Renunciation by Thomas Pearson. Lib. 12, p. 196. 
1765, Oct. 10. Inventory, £399.8.8, made by George Deacon and 
John Antram. 

1769, Feb. 3. Peck, Joseph, of Dearfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, % of personal, and use of plantation while my 
widow. Daughter, Elizabeth Leek, £5. Daughters, Abigail Peck and 
Rachel Peck, rest of personal. Son, Constant, % of my cleared lands 



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in three fields that join the plantation of son, Constant; also Vi of my 
10-acre meadow, and 10 acres that join Samuel Leek and Daniel 
Clark; also V 2 of my cedar swamp in Salem Co. Son, Joseph, rest of 
lands, when 21. Daughters, Rachel and Abigail, £20 each. Son, 
John, to have a good education, and son, Joseph, to pay for it; he 
is to be sent to college. Rev. Enoch Green to be Guardian of my 
son, John. Executors — sons, Constant and Joseph. Witnesses — John 
Leake, Daniel Clark, Azariah Moore. Proved March 13, 1769. 

1769. March 10. Inventory, £388.11.7, made by Azariah Moore and 
John Moore. Lib. 14, p. 1. 

1768, May 14. Pecker, Richard, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Anne Ghart, use of personal and real, while my 
widow, and, after that, to my children, namely, son, Christian, son, 
Peter, and daughter Cathrine. Executors — my wife, Anne Ghart, 
and Francis Posson. Witnesses — Richard Heath, Andrew Heath, 
Richard Rounsavell, Jr. Proved Nov. 4, 1768. 

1768, Oct. 15. Inventory, £51.1.6, made by Richard Heath and 
Richard Rounsavell, Jr. Lib. 13, p. 483. 

1760, July 21. Peer, John, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. To 
my wife the house and lands where I live, and, after her death, I 
give my lands to my 4 sons, Abraham, Daniel, Cornelius and David. 
Son, Tunis, £27. Son, John, £30. Son, Samuel, £20. Daughter, Cath- 
arine, £30. Daughter, Jean, £30. Executors — sons, Daniel and Cor- 
nelius Peer. Witnesses — Lewis Stewart, John Parlaman. Proved 
April 21, 1763. 

1763, April 27. Inventory, £267.5.1, made by George Bowlby and 
John Parlaman. Lib. H, p. 387. 

1765, Feb. 3. Peirson, Azel, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, £20, and all she brought with her, and she may use 
provisions that are in the house for the use of her and son. Daugh- 
ter, Ruth, the bed that she has. Son, Azel, clothing. Son, George, 
plantation where I live. Daughter, Marce. a bed. Son, Zablun, £5, 
and clothing, when 21. Daughter, Amey, a bed and chest of drawers. 
Daughter, Abigail, a bed, when 18. Son, Rubin, £5, when 21. Execu- 
tors — sons, Azel and George. Witnesses — Michael Hashel, Thomas 
Sparks, David Long. Proved April 8, 1765. 

1765, April 8. Inventory, £249.12.1, made by Daniel Stretch and 
Philip Souther. Lib. 12, p. 162. 

1765, March 11. Peirson, Samuel, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Phebe, £100, and if my wife, Phebe, should have 
a child, then my estate to be to it, but, if she do not have a child, 
then I give to my brother, Abraham Peirson, £50. Rest of real and 
personal to my brothers and sisters, viz., David Peirson, William 
Peirson, Zeruiah Miller and Sarah Meeker. Executors — my father-in- 
law, Caleb Brown, and my friend, Josiah Crane. Witnesses — Amos 
Day, Joel Brown, Asher Brown. Proved April 13, 1765. 

Lib. H, p. 524. 

1766, Aug. 8. Peirson, William, of Amwell Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
blacksmith; will of. There have been some lots of land purchased, 
and buildings erected thereon, and a smith's trade carried on by my- 



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self and my brother, Lemuel, but the deeds and accounts are in my 
name; therefore I give to brother, Lemuel, the one southerly half 
of said lots, and one northerly half of said lots to my son, Ely 
Peirson; but my son Ely's share to be under the care of his mother, 
Ann Peirson, till he is 21, if she remains my widow. To my mother, 
Elizabeth Peirson, £20. Wife, Ann, the goods she brought to me at 
our marriage. Executors — brother, Lemuel, and my friend, Thomas 
Reading. Witnesses — Alexander Fleming, Joseph Reading, Jacob 
Servoss. Proved May 18, 1767. 

1766, Nov. 8. Inventory, £119.3.11, made by George Reading and 
Henry Booz. Lib. 13, p. 200. 

[No date]. Pennington, Josiah, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., farmer; 
will of. Son, Joseph Pennington, 10 acres of upland and 4 of marsh. 
Son, John, rest of my land. My two grandchildren, William Pen- 
nington and Mary Pennington, 20 shillings each. Executors — sons, 
Joseph and John. Witnesses — John Marshall, William Pritchet, Re- 
becca Richmond. Proved Sept. 30, 1761. 

1761, Sept. 25. Inventory, £266.8.3, made by Andrew Sinnickson 
and John Marshall. Lib. 11, p. 25. 

1761, Jan. 30. Pennington, Thomas, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Josiah Pennington. Fellowbondsmen — Andrew Sin- 
nickson and Jeremiah Baker; all of Lower Penns Neck Twsp., yeo- 
men. Witness — Philip Alexander. 

1761, Jan. 26. Inventory, £185.5.3, made by Andrew Sinnickson and 
John Marshall. 

1762, Jan. 27. Adm'r de bonis non — John Pennington. Fellow- 
bondsmen — Andrew Standly and Peter Bilderback; all of Penns Neck, 
yeomen. 

"Whereas, Thomas Pennington of Penns Neck died intestate, and 
letters were granted to Josiah Pennington, who is also deceased; 
Therefore the said John Pennington is now appointed Adm'r." 

Lib. 10, p. 441; Lib. 11, p. 185. 

1763, Jan. 10. Penton, Isaac, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Elizabeth Penton and Thomas Ewing, both of said place. 
Witnesses — David Shepherd and Josiah Fithian. 

1762, Dec. 30. Inventory, £154.14.6, made by David Shepherd and 
Josiah Fithian. Lib. 11, p. 305. 

1763, Dee. 30. Penton, Job, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., black- 
smith. Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth Penton, widow, of said place. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — Samuel Fogg, of said place, wheelwright, and Patrick 
Moore, of Mannington, said Co., yeoman. 

1763, Nov. 25. Inventory, £119.10.7, made by Samuel Fogg and 
Patrick Moore. Lib. 11, p. 487. 

1769, Dee. 36. Peppinger, John, of Redding Township, Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'r — William Peppinger. Fellowbondsman — Sidney 
Berry; both of said place. 

1770, Jan. 27. Inventory, £132.15.3, made by Aaron Lane and John 
Forrester, on estate of John Peppinger, late of Tewksbury. 

Lib. 14, p. 122. 



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1763, Dec. 28. Perce. Joseph, of Deptford Twsp., Gloucester Co., 
cordwinder; will of. Wife, Jane, all my land and goods. Executrix 
— my wife. Witnesses — James Thomson, John Peirce, Andrew Hud- 
son. Proved March 2, 1764. 

1764, March 2. Renunciation of Jane Perce, the widow. Adm'r — 
John Sparks. Pellowbondsman — John Perce; both of said place. Wit- 
ness — Sarah Howell. Lib. 11, p. 518. 

1765, Oct. 10. Ferine, Henry, Jr., of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son of 
Mathew Perine, of said Co., deceased. Makes choice of Henry Perine. 
Sr., as his Guardian. 

1768, Oct. 10. Guardian — Henry Perine, Sr., of Monmouth Co. 
Fellowbondsman — John Johnston, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. 

Lib. I, p. 336. 

1764, April 7. Perkins, Abraham, of Willingborough, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Son, Joseph, the farm where I live, except 14 acres 
joining my cousin, Jacob Perkins, on the Delaware River; also the 
marsh on the Point of Rancocas Creek, and % my cedar swamp that 
I purchased of Vincent Leeds. Son, John, the farm I purchased of 
Henry Dill, and the 14 acres joining my cousin, Jacob; also the 
marsh I purchased of Wright Perkins on the Point and V2 the 
swamp I purchased of Vincent Leeds. Daughter, Anne Perkins, £30. 
The rest of my estate I give to my two daughters. Executors — son, 
Joseph, and my son-in-law, Abraham Hewlings. Witnesses — Rich- 
ard Fenimore, Joseph Hollinshead and Seth Lucas, Jr. Proved April 
25, 1764. 

1764, April 24. Inventory, £273.8.9, made by Jacob Perkins and 
Richard Fenimore. Lib. 11, p. 500. 

1762, Oct. 18. Perkins, David, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Barron. Fellowbondsman — William Stone; both of Wood- 
bridge, said Co. 

1762, Oct. 16. Hannah Perkins, the widow, renounced in favor of 
her brother, Samuel Barrow. Lib. H, p. 191. 

1767, March 13. Person, Abraham, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex 
Co., cooper; will of. All real and personal to be sold. My sister, 
Zurviah, all my estate. Executors — Samuel Headley and Lewis Mill- 
er. Witnesses — Isaac Headly, Rebecca Headley, Moses Gardner. 
Proved April 10, 1767. Lib. I, p. 149. 

1764, March 26. Peters, Abraham, of Windsor Twsp., Middlesex Co. 
Ward. Son of Godfrey Peters, of said place, deceased. Makes choice 
of Richard Carnes as his Guardian. 

1764, March 26. Guardian — Richard Carnes. Fellowbondsman — 
Henry Peters; both of said place. Witnesses — Joseph Read and Sam- 
uel Allinson. File No. 4149 L. 

1767, Feb. 23. Peters, David, of Chesterfield Twsp., Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Henry Peters, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., weaver. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Lawrence Minor, of Burlington Co., yeoman. Wit- 
ness — Robert Burchan. Lib. 13, p. 101. 

1767, Feb. 21. Inventory, £57.0.10, made by Joseph Richards and 
Robert Pearson. 

1767, Feb. 23. Renunciation of Phebe Peters, the widow, in favor 
of her brother-in-law, Henry Peters. 



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1763, June 5. Peters, John, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r 
Richard Reading. Fellowbondsman — John Horn; both of said place. 

Lib. 12, p. 9. 

1700, Oct. 17. Peters, Mathias, of Gloucester Co.; will of. After 
my debts are paid, I leave the rest to my two brothers. Witnesses 
— John Gill, George Allen. Proved Oct. 23, 1766. 

1766, Oct. 30. Inventory, £84.0.10, made by James Wood, Joseph 
Cooper and Bowyer Brooke. "The Inventory of Mathias Peter 
Swimer we made at the request of his brothers, Peter Peter Swimer 
and Adam Peter Swimer." File No. 917 H. 

1770, Sept. 7, Peterson, Dare, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Peterson, of said place, yeoman. Fellowbondsman 
— Abraham Jones, Esq., of Morris River, said Co. Witness — Maskell 
Ewing. Lib. 15, p. 73. 

1760, Nov. 27. Peterson, Lucas, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. All personal and real estate to be sold and what is left 
after debts are paid to go to my sons, John and Peter, when of age. 
John is to be put out as an apprentice to a carpenter, and Peter to 
a mason, and to be bound out by Henry Zanes, or my brother-in-law, 
James Nixon. Executors — William Beetle and Cornelius Cornelius- 
son. Witnesses — Robert Howard, Cornelius Casperson, Rebecca Cas- 
person. Proved June 27, 1761. 

1760, Dec. 19. Inventory, £23.6.2, made by Thomas Carney and 
Robert Howard. Lib. 11, p. 21. 

1760, Nov. 18. Peterson, Peter, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. My Executor is to give a deed of conveyance for the 
plantation where I live to Elias Meredith, according to the bond I 
gave him when I sold him my plantation. Wife, Magdalane Peter- 
son, y 3 of my moveable estate. Son, Peter, £25. Rest of moveable 
estate to my five daughters, Prudence, Mary, Sarah, Rebecca and 
Rachel Peterson, when they are 18. Executor — friend, Henry Jeanes. 
Witnesses — Lucas Peterson, Jane Courtney, Samuel Whitehorne. 
Proved Feb. 3, 1761. 

1760, Dec. 4. Inventory, £252.10.0, made by Thomas Carney and 
Samuel Whitehorne. 

1766, Feb. 6. Account by Executor. "Paid Jane Courtney, for 
keeping Rachel, one of the children, £11.18.4. Paid Gabriel Daniel- 
son, for keeping Peter, another child, £4.10.0. Paid Albert Bilder- 
back, a balance due from estate, to said Bilderback's wife, Sarah, to 
whom the deceased was Guardian, £91.10.2." Lib. 10, p. 495. 

1766, June 23. Peterson, Peter, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
carpenter. Int. Adm'x — Anne Peterson, widow. Fellowbondsman — 
Andrew Sinnickson, Esq.; both of said place. 

1766, Feb. 3. Inventory, £108.19.4, made by Francis Miles and 
William Mecum. Lib. 12, p. 317. 

1767, Aug. 15. Pettit, Jonathan, of Kingwood Twsp., Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, £100, and use of all real and personal, 
and, after her death, all to be sold and divided among my children, 
as follows: son, John, 1/9; daughter, Susanna Combs, 1/9; son, Jonas, 
1/9; daughter, Mary Greensworth, 1/9; daughter, Hannah Fouks, 1/9; 



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son, Aaron, 1/9; son, Nathaniel, 1/9; daughter, Sarah Pettit, 1/9; 
daughter, Rachel Pettit, 1/9. Executors — my wife, Mary, and my son- 
in-law, Thomas Combs, of Kingwood Twsp. Witnesses — James War- 
ford, George Warne, James Ruckman, Jacob Irbul. Proved Oct. 1, 
1768. Mary Pettit was sworn as Executrix, same date. 

1768, Sept. 26. Inventory, £253.13.9, made by James Worford and 
George Warne. 

1785, June 28. Thomas Combs was sworn as Executor. 

1791, May 6. Account by Aaron Pettit, acting Executor of Mary 
Pettit, who was Executrix of Jonathan Pettit. "Cash paid to Rachel 
Pettit, widow of Jonas Pettit, for signing deed to convey lands sold 
to the Testator in his life time by the said Jonas Pettit, £3." 

Lib. 13, p. 458. 

1768, Oct. 20. Pettit, Jonathan, of Easton, Northampton Co., Penna., 
yeoman; will of. My wife, Deborah, and my sons, Nathaniel, Jona- 
than, Isaac, Andrew, John, and William, and my daughters, Dinah 
and Elizabeth, shall share equally in my real and personal estate; 
except that Nathaniel and Dinah, shall have £20 less each than the 
rest. My real estate is not to be sold till my youngest child, Wil- 
liam, is 21. Executors — wife, Deborah, my brother, Nathaniel Pettit, 
and my brother-in-law, William Robins. Witnesses — William Ledlie, 
John Godfrey Enax, Robert Fraill. Proved Feb. 4, 1769. 

1769, Feb. 4. Renunciation by William Robins. 

1768, Nov. 15. Inventory, £166.19.1, made by Tunis Young and 
George Geasser. Lib. 13, p. 543. 

1763, Oct. 11. Petty, Israel, Jr., of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. After my debts are paid, the rest to Elias Petty, 
Charles Howel and Ebenezar Seeley (son of Enos Seeley). Executor 
— my brother, Elias Petty. Witnesses — Enos Seeley, Charles Howell, 
Tamer Seeley. Proved Oct. 28, 1763. 

1763, Nov. 3. Inventory, £95.14.10, made by Joseph Westcot and 
John Whitecar. Lib. 11, p. 495. 

1765, Feb. 9. Petty, Israel, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Elias, my plantation. Granddaughter, Hannah 
Petty, £100, at age of 18. Son-in-law, Charles Howel, £20. To Rev. 
William Ramsey, of this place, £5. My wife to have her dower. 
Remainder to my son, Elias, my daughter, Naomi Seely, and her 
three children, viz., David Seely, Ebenezar Seely and Ruth Seely. 
Executor — son, Elias. Witnesses — Stephen Peirson, Tamer Seeley, 
Joseph Norbury. Proved June 3, 1767. 

1767, June 2. Inventory, £253.15.7, made by Joseph Ogden and 
David Wescote. 

1772, Jan. 17. Account by Executor. Lib. 12, p. 482; Lib. 14, p. 421. 

1712, Aug. 23. Petty, John, of Burlington; will of. To John Gos- 
ling and Thomas Bryon, all real and personal, and they to pay my 
debts, and the rest is to maintain my father, William Petty, and my 
mother, Jane Petty. Executors — said John Gosling and Thomas 
Bryon. Witnesses — Samuel Furnis, Isaac De Cow, Richard Wright. 
Proved March 13, 1765, by Joseph De Cow, son and heir of Isaac 
De Cow, one of the witnesses, aged 60 years, and James Hancock, 
of Burlington, nephew of John Petty, the testator, aged 74 years, who 
knew the writing of the witnesses, and said that Richard Wright 
and Isaac De Cow died within 18 years. Lib. 12, p. 63. 



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1769, March 2. Pew, William, Jr., of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph King-. Fellowbondsman — Frederick King; both of said Co. 

1769, Feb. 15. Renunciation by Margaret Pew, the widow; William 
Pew, the father; and Samuel Pew and Thomas Pew, brothers of said 
William Pew, Jr., in favor of Joseph King. Witness — William Pew. 

Lib. K, p. 142. 

1768, Oct. 8. Phares, William, of Hanover, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary Phares and John Lawrie. Fellowbondsman — Ralph 
Allen; all of said place. Lib. 13, p. 476. 

1768, Sept. 15. Inventory, £640.10.0, made by John Wetherill and 
Joseph Steward. 

1783, March 24. Account by Adm'rs. Lib. 24, p. 218. 

1760, Dec. 8. Phillips, Matthew, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Ledia, 
all real and personal, and, after her death, to be to my children. 
Son, Robert, 5 shillings, and, after death of wife, 1/9 to him. Sons, 
Richard, David, Thomas, Mathew, Feady, Jesse, each 1/9; and to 
daughters, Sarah Phillips and Mary Phillips, each 1/9. Executors — 
my wife and Peter Degarmo. Witnesses — Thomas Gould, Alexander 
Peterson, Peter Tice. Proved Feb. 24, 1761. Lib. G, p. 394. 

1762, Dec. 13. Phillips, Philip and Mary, of Hunterdon Co. Wards. 
Son and daughter of Joseph Phillips, late of Maidenhead, said Co., 
deceased. They make choice of their brother, Joseph Phillips, as 
their Guardian. Witnesses — Alexander Chambers and Rebeckah Phil- 
lips. 

1762, Dec. 7. Guardian — Joseph Phillips, yeoman. Fellowbonds- 
man — Joseph Scudder, yeoman; both of said Co. Lib. 11, p. 249. 

1761, May 29. Phillips, Theophilus, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Abigail, all the estate I had with her; also 
many goods, meat and grain; also one and a quarter acres of land. 
Son, Richard, £25, and son, John, a like amount. Son, William, £75. 
Daughter, Francis Bainbridge, £50. Son, William, all my lands, be- 
low the road. Legacies to son Joseph's youngest children, viz., Eliz- 
abeth, Hezekiah, Mary and Joseph. Grandson, Theophilus Moore, 
£10. Granddaughter, Keziah Moore, £5. Granddaughter, Elizabeth 
Moore, £10. Grandson, Theophilus Phillips, son of Joseph, deceased, 
the lands above the road, when he is 20 years old, and he is to pay 
to his two sisters, Elizabeth Phillips and Mary Phillips, £15 each. 
Executors — sons, John and William. Witnesses — Ralph Hunt, John 
Bainbridge, Abner Phillips. Proved Feb. 18, 1762. 

1762, Feb. 16. Inventory, £513.9.11, made by Abner Phillips and 
Ralph Hunt. Lib. 11, p. 360. 

1768, Feb. 17. Philpot, Earick, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Ward. 
Son of John Philpot, of said place, yeoman. Makes choice of Andrew 
Sinnickson as his Guardian. 

1769, Jan. 12. Guardian — Andrew Sinnickson. Fellowbondsman — 
William Mecum; both of said place. Lib. 13, p. 493. 

1761, July 22. Philpot, John, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Inventory, £276.4.1, made by Andrew Sinnickson and John Marshall. 
Ann Philpott sworn as Adm'x. File No. 1286 Ms Q. 

1763, April 2. Adm'rs — Andrew Sinnickson and Hance Lambson. 
Fellowbondsman — Francis Miles; all of said place. Lib. 11, p. 374. 



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1767, April 16. Philpot, Joseph, of Penns Neck, Salem Co.; will of. 
My personal estate I give to my wife, my youngest son, Joseph, and 
my daughter, Mary Philpot. Son, Samuel, to be put to a trade. 
Executors — wife, Margaret, and my brother, Francis Philpot. Wit- 
nesses — Sinnick Sinnickson, Cathrine Philpot, Francis Miles. Proved 
Feb. 4, 1768. 

1767, June 11. Inventory, £231.16.2, made by Andrew Sinnickson 
and Francis Miles. Lib. 13, p. 389. 

1765, Dec. 2. Piekel, Baltheser, of Hunterdon Co.; will of. Son, 
Baltheser Piekel, John Stein, Ruloph Rulophs, a silver plate and cup, 
to be delivered by them to the German Protestant Lutheran Church 
at New Germantown, in Hunterdon Co. I order my Executors to 
transfer to Balteser Piekel, John Stein and Ruloph Rulophs, all the 
bonds I have of some of the members of said church, except the 
obligation I paid on the demand of George Remer and Jacob Dest, 
which I give to our minister, Paul Bryzelius, so as to make up a 
legacy of £1,000, and the interest thereof is to teach two poor chil- 
dren to read at the German school of said congregation. Executors 
— Rev. Paul Bryzelius and my sons, Balteser and Henry Piekel, 
Philip Wise, John Mohlich, Jacob Klein and Valentine Reinhard. 
Witnesses — Ananias Randall, Weinland Vandeventer, Jacob Neff. 
Proved April 19, 1766. 

1765, Dec. 31. Inventory, £4,688.2.5, made by Samuel Wyckof and 
Winand Van de Vender. Lib. 13, p. 236. 

1766, April 19. Piekel, Henry, of Readingtown, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Baltes (Baltheser) Piekel and John Melich, both of said 
place. Fellowbondsman — Philip Weiss (Wise) of Roxbury, Morris 
Co. 

1765, Dec. 31. Inventory, £663.3.3, made by Waland Van De Vander 
and Samuel Wyckof. Lib. 13, p. 207. 

1767, April 7. Pidcoek, William, of Evesham, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Rosannah Pidcoek (the widow). Fellowbondsman — David 
Stratton; both of same Evesham. 

1766, Dec. 9. Inventory, £51.13.4, made by David Stratton and 
Daniel Stratton. File No. 8049 C. 

1763, May 29. Pierce, Thomas, of Windsor, Middlesex Co. Ward. 
Guardians — Joseph Skelton and Joseph Oldden; both of said Co. It 
was represented by the Overseers of Poor of New Windsor Twsp., 
that Thomas Pierce, of New Windsor, aged upwards of 21 years, is 
an idiot, and not able to take care of his effects, and may become a 
charge on the Township, but at present can work, and the Overseers 
wish Guardians to be appointed, which is now approved of. Also 
dated Oct. 11, 1762. Lib. H, p. 190. 

1768, Nov. 22. Pierson, John, of Hanover, Morris Co., clerk; will 
of. Children — Abraham, Anne, Elizabeth, John, Wyllys. The house 
where John lives to be in his share, and at the death of John and his 
wife, or her marriage, to be sold, and divided among his children. 
My granddaughter, Ruth, the only child of my daughter Abigail 
Grave, deceased, £10. My daughters, Margaret and Hannah, each to 
have £50 less than Abraham, Ann and Elizabeth; and the reason is 



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that I have spent money on the estate at Jamaica, that belongs to 
Margaret and Hannah. A tombstone is to be erected at my grave. 
Executors — my friends, Joseph Tuttle, Joseph Kitchel and John 
Kitchel. Witnesses — John Dixon, Samuel Alleson, Susannah Wil- 
liams. Proved Sept. 2, 1770. Lib. K, p. 282. 

1768. Nov. 15. Pierson, Joseph, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Bethuel Pierson, heir-at-law. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Riggs; 
both of same place. Witness — Mathias M. Dermott. 

1759, Oct. Inventory, made by Samuel Crowell and Ebenezer Hed- 
den. Testis — Joseph Ball. 

1768, Nov. 30. Inventory filed. Lib. I, p. 363. 

1768, June 22. Pierson, Moses, of Morris Co., gentleman; will of. 
My wife to have V 2 the household goods and the other % to my 
daughter, Elizabeth. I give my brother, Daniel Person, my coals. 
Executors — brother, Elijah Person and Soloman Munson. Witnesses 
— Aaron Pierson, David Cory. Proved July 11, 1768. Lib. I, p. 296. 

1760, Nov. 5. Pike, James, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Son, Zebulon Pike, the land that lies by William Pike's. Son, James, 
the land that joins Jonathan Harned. Son, Robert, two lots on 
Strawberry Hill, and the lot that was formerly John Reaves'. Move- 
able estate to be sold and money divided among my sons and two 
daughters. I desire that my father give to my son, Zebulon, his home 
place, after his decease. Executors — friends, David Herriot and Wil- 
liam Pike. Witnesses — Jonathan Inslee, James Moores, Joseph Coe. 

1761, June 1. Renunciation by Zebulon Pike and Janet Pike, who 
refuse to undertake their son, James Pike's, business, and recommend 
George Brown as a suitable person. 

1761, June 17. Jonathan Inslee and James Moore, two of the wit- 
nesses, declared that James Pike was not in his senses when he 
signed his will. 

1761, June 17. Adm'r — George Brown. Fellowbondsman — George 
Herriot; both of Woodbridge. Lib. G, p. 443; File No. 3731 L. 

1769, Feb. 6. Pike, Jennet, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will of, 
being widow of Zebulon Pike, of said place, shopkeeper. Grandson, 
James Pike, my large Bible. Grandson, Robert, a book, which is to 
be left in the care of my sister, Ursilla Herriot, till he is 18. Grand- 
sons, James Pike and Robert Pike, all my lands over the road that 
I bought, and that was my son, John Pike's, by virtue of a judgment 
(by) consent, in favor of my son, James Pike's, estate, to George 
Brown, Adm'r. Rest of real and personal to be sold, and proceeds 
given to my grandchildren. Executors — George Herriot and George 
Brown. Witnesses — David Herriot, Jonathan Inslee, Alfoard Herriot. 
Proved Feb. 28, 1769. Lib. K, p. 183. 

1761, March 24. Pike, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Pike. Fellowbondsman — George Herriot; both of said 
Woodbridge. Hannah Pike, the widow of John Pike, has desired that 
James Pike might administer. 

1762, Oct. 29. Whereas John Pike died intestate, and on 24th of 
March, 1761, letters of administration were granted to James Pike, 
of Woodbridge, who is also deceased, and on the 7th of Aug., 1761, 



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letters were granted to Zebulon Pike of said place, who is also de- 
ceased, and it is now desired that the estate of said John Pike that is 
not yet administered by the said James or Zebulon Pike may be so 
done by Jannet Pike, of Woodbridge, mother of said John Pike; there- 
fore she is appointed Adm'x of the estate of said John Pike, with 
George Brown, of Woodbridge, on her bond. 

1761, March 31. Inventory made by Thomas Gach and George 
Herriot. Lib. G, p. 369; Lib. H, p. 198. 

1766, Oct. 13. Pike, Nathaniel, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Pike, the widow of said Nathaniel. Pellowbondsman — Rezia 
Runyon; both of said Co. Witness — John Terrill. Lib. I, p. 6. 

1761, Jan. 6. Pike, Thomas, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Pike, eldest brother of said Thomas. Fellowbonds- 
man — Nathaniel Pike; both of said place. 

1761, Jan. 5. Renunciation by Elizabeth Pike, the widow, in favor 
of William Pike. Lib. G, p. 341. 

1761, June 6. Pike, Zebulon, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Janet Pike, to have a good maintainance. Grandson, Joseph 
Pike, £15. Grandson, Zebulon Pike, £15. Daughter-in-law, Hannah, 
the widow of my son John, deceased, £20, to bring up her two young- 
est children. Grandson, Robert, son of James Pike, deceased, £15 
towards his bring up. Real to be sold. Rest to grandchildren, ex- 
cept Joseph and Zebulon. Executors — wife, Janet, and my friend, 
George Brown. Witnesses — George Herriot, David Herriot, John 
Waterhouse. Proved March 15, 1762. 

1762, March 22. Inventory made by Thomas Gach and George 
Herriot. Lib. H, p. 88. 

1768, March 7. Pilgrim, Frederick, of Upper Alloways Creek Pre- 
cinct, Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Richard Wistar, of Philadelphia, mer- 
chant. 

1768, March 5. Inventory, £19.15.3, made by George Dickinson and 
Benjamin Thompson. Lib. 13, p. 334. 

1769, June 16. Pinyard, John, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. Ward. 
Son of John Pinyard, of said place, yeoman, deceased. Makes choice 
of his mother, Martha Pinyard, as his Guardian. 

1769, June 16. Guardian — Martha Pinyard, widow. Pellowbonds- 
man — Jacob Spicer, yeoman; both of said place. Lib. 14, p. 21. 

1768, Feb. 19. Pinyard, John, Jr., of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Martha Pinyard, widow. Fellowbondsman — John Pinyard, 
yeoman; both of said place. Witness — James Hinchman. 

1768, Jan. 19. Inventory, £170.6.4, made by James Hinchman and 
Jacob Spicer. Lib. 13, p. 437. 

1767, Jan. 13. Pitman, Ann, of Hanover Twsp., Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Uriah Pitman. Fellowbondsman — Oliver Gallop; both of 
same place. Witness — William Heulings. Lib. 13, p. 101. 

1764, Dec. 18. Inventory, £29.9.6, made by Oliver Gallup and Jona- 
than Fox. 



332 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1767, March 28. Pitman, John, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Pitman, widow. Pellowbondsmen — Peter Boon and John Dalbo, 
yeomen; all of Upper Penns Neck, said Co. 

1767, Feb. 21. Inventory, £215.19.1, made by Peter Boon and Henry 
Peterson (Smith). The said John Pitman, before his death, was 
Guardian of Sarah, Christopher, Christiana and Nicholas Lynmyer. 

Lib. 13, p. 189. 

1768, Aug:. 12. Piatt, Thomas, of New Hanover, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Thomas Piatt. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Ivins; both of 
Burlington Co. 

1768, Aug. 1. Inventory, £273.13.6, made by "William Harris, Jr., 
and Isaac Ivins. Lib. 13, p. 436. 

1765, Feb. 7. Platas, Jean Paul, of Greenwich, Sussex Co., tanner; 
will of. Wife, Susan Plats, % the goods, 2 cows and half the hogs, 
and the money I owe her son, and now my stepson, which by name is 
called John Caspor Sim. Remainder to my sons, Adam and Philip 
Platz. Executors — James Anderson, Frederick Swartz and Daniel 
Shearer. Witnesses — Bernard Michael Hansike, D. V. M., Henry 
Vollert, Robert O'Neale. Proved May 20, 1765. 

1765, Feb. 22. Inventory, £60.13.6, made by Peter Morgan and 
Martin Dorsheimer. Lib. 12, p. 247. 

1763, June 10. Plum, Mary, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Lum, £45. Sons, William Cooper and Caleb Cooper; 
daughter, Martha Burnet and my said daughter, Elizabeth, and 
daughter, Mary Plum, the rest of my estate. Executors — Timothy 
Whitehead, Esq., and my son-in-law, David Burnet. Witnesses — 
Samuel Meadlis, Jonathan Sergeant. Proved June 1, 1764. 

Lib. H, p. 554. 

1769, Oet. 3. Plume, Robert, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — Deborah 
Plume, widow of said Robert. Lib. K, p. 143. 

1762, Dec. 6. Pointsett, John, of New Hanover, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Peter Pintset. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Rogers; both of 
said place. Lib. 11, p. 240. 

1762, Dec. 4. Renunciation of Susanna Pinset, in favor of Peter 
Poincett. 

1762, Dec. 4. Inventory, £15.9.8, made by Jonathan Branson and 
Samuel Rogers. 

1767, March 28. Polack, Charles, of Sussex Co., chapman. Int. 
Adm'r — Richard Moore, of Philadelphia, merchant. Fellowbondsmen 
— John Moore, of Hardwick, Sussex Co., hatter, and Nathaniel Pettit, 
Esq., of Newton, Sussex Co. Witnesses — Gershom Mott and Michael 
Van Court. 

1767, March 28. Inventory, £101.18.8, made by Hezekiah Dunn and 
Gershom Mott. Lib. 12, p. 466. 

1764, Feb. 22. Pojgrreen, Elizabeth, of City and County of Burling- 
ton, widow; will of. Son, James, of the Island of Barbados, the 
house and lot where I live, and, after death of James, to my son 
Thomas Bickley. To Elizabeth Snowden, £10 and clothing, for her 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I761-I77O 333 

kindness to me. Daughter, Katharine, wife of John Miller, of the 
Island of Barbadoes, and, in case of her death, to her children % of 
the sales of my estate. Grandchildren, Joseph, Thomas Polgreen 
and Abraham Hewlings, Jr., children of my daughter, Susanna, de- 
ceased, the late wife of Abraham Hewlings, of this city, % of the 
sales. Son, Thomas, the other part. Executor — son, Thomas Bickley. 
Witnesses — Mary Tong, Abraham Hewlings and Thomas Gardiner. 
Proved Sept. 16, 1768. Lib. 13, p. 431. 

1765, Feb. 11. Polhemius, Abraham, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will 
of. My wife to have the interest of £200 and the goods she had 
when I married her. Son, Daniel, £100. Son, John Polhemius, a set- 
out, as my other children. Children, Daniel, Neiltie, Albert, Tiney 
and John Polhemus, the rest. Son, John, to be bound out to a trade. 
Executors — brother, Hendrick Polhemus, my son, Daniel, and Henry 
Crusee. Witnesses — Henry Harrison, Peter Monfort, Henry Monfort. 
Proved March 18, 1765. 

1765, March 13. Inventory made by Henry Harrison and David 
Snowden. Lib. 12, p. 80. 

1767, Feb. 7. Polhemius, Hendrik, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife 
to have the goods she brought, and to be maintained out of the farm. 
Son, Daniel, the farm I live on. Eldest daughter, Eleanor, £25. 
Daughter, Anna, £25. Daughter, Margret, £25. Daughter, Dorothy, 
£25. Two daughters, who are not married, shall have £50. Farm over 
the river to be sold. Executors — son, Daniel Polhemous; Daniel 
Prince (my brother-in-law), and Johannas Voorhees (my son-in-law). 
Witnesses — Johannes Stryker, Nicklaes Amerman, Thomas Davis. 
Proved Jan. 17, 1769. Lib. K, p. 25. 

1769, Auar. 20. Polhemus, Albert, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Alkey, all that her father gave to her. Son, 
Daniel, y 2 of my real and personal. Daughter, Mary, the other half. 
Executors — my brothers, John and Tobias Polhemus, and my two 
brothers-in-law, Chrineyonce Van Mater and Daniel Hendrickson. 
Witnesses — Samuel Holmes, Jr., Asher Holmes, John Holmes (son of 
S. H.). Proved Sept. 26, 1769. 

1769, Sept. 15. Inventory, £237.9.4, made by Benjamin Van Mater 
and Joseph Van Mater. 

1769, Sept. 25. Inventory, £61.8.0, made by Benjamin Van Mater 
and Joseph Van Mater, of the goods of the late widow of Albert 
Polhemus. Lib. K, p. 125. 

1763, Sept. 21. Polhemus, Daniel, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Margaret, £20, and use of farm where I live. 
Son, John, my farm in Shrewsbury, and % of my salt meadow, he 
paying in 10 years after my death, £300 to my daughter, Elenor, wife 
of Peter Covenhoven. Son, Albert, farm in Freehold, and % my 
salt meadow, he paying £300 to my daughter, Annauchy. Son, Tobias, 
the farm where I live, and % of my salt meadow, he paying £300 
to my daughter, Mary. Rest of my estate to my six children, John, 
Albert, Tobias, Elenor, Annauchy and Mary. Executors — sons, John 
and Tobias. Witnesses — Cyrenius Vanmater, Chrineyonce Vanmater, 
Richard Lawrence. Proved Dec. 2, 1763. 

1763, Dec. 3. Inventory, £566.15.0, made by Benjamin Vanmater, 
Joseph Van Mater and Cyrenius Vanmater. Lib. H, p. 394. 



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1768, Nov. 28. Pond. John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — Hannah 
Pond, of Newton, said Co. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Graisbury, 
of said place. 

1768, Nov. 9. Inventory, £240.10.7, made by Benjamin Graisbury and 
"West Patient Kimble. Lib. 12, p. 525. 

1763, Oct. lO. Pppe, Joseph, of Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, £130. Sons, Nathaniel and John, not yet 21. 
To son, John, £180. Son, Nathaniel, £180, and a cedar swamp. Son, 
Joseph, plantation where I live. Executors — wife, Mary, and Samuel 
Black. Witnesses — Caleb Scattergood, Jonathan Scattergood, Janet 
Scattergood. Proved Feb. 23, 1767. 

1767, Jan. 8. Inventory, £1,544.5.2, made by Benjamin Gibbs and 
William Potts. Lib. 13, p. 54. 

1769, Sept. 21. Account by Exr's. Lib. 14, p. 79. 

1765, June 10. Post, Garret, of Saddle River, Bergen Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all real and personal, and, if any land re- 
main, then to be to the use of my son, Arie Post. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth, £25. Daughter, Annatje, £25. Executor — friend, Adryaen A. 
Post. Witnesses — Harmanus Van Bossum, Philip Van Bossum and 
David Marinus. Proved Oct. 15, 1765. Lib. H, p. 577. 

1765, Oct. 26. Post, Jacobus, of Ackqueghenonck, Essex Co., hus- 
bandman; will of. Son, Frans, my right in land in the mountain, 
to the westward of Weesel, being in his possession, and is part of 
No. 4 as laid out; and I also give him No. 13. Son, Jacobus, a lot 
as was surveyed by Hassel Peterse, 25 Oct., 1765, which is y 2 of my 
lands in Ackqueghenonck Patent. Son, Johannes, the other % of said 
lands. Daughter, Leena, £140. Executors — son, Jacobus, and Hassel 
Peterse. Witnesses — Jacob Van Winkel, Henderick Gerritse, Barent 
Cool. Proved Oct. 19, 1768. Lib. I, p. 359. 

1764, Sept. 1. Post, Teunis, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co.; will of. 
Son, Peter, farm where I live, and he shall take care of his sister, 
Elizabeth. Wife, Hannah, £15 yearly. Children, Hannah Cock, Kath- 
rine Post and Peter Post, goods after my wife's death. Executors — 
my wife, Samuel Cock and Peter Post. Witnesses — Matthew Ten 
Eick, Peter Ten Eick, Jacob Ten Eick, Peter Dumont. Proved Nov. 29, 
1764. 

1764, Nov. 26. Inventory, £796.4.8, made by Mathew Ten Eick, Jacob 
Ten Eick and Peter Sutphin. Lib. H, p. 476. 

1760, Oct. 13. Potter, David, of Bound Brook, Somerset Co., phy- 
sician; will of. My mother, the widow Phebe Potter, £25 and the use 
of what I give my brother, Joseph Potter, till he is 21. Brothers, 
Nathaniel and Noadiah, £25 each. Sister, Phebe Potter, goods. To 
my brothers the lands given to me in the will of my father, Noadiah 
Potter, Esq. Executors — brothers, Nathaniel and Noadiah. Witnesses 
— Isaac Livermore, Robert Headly, Isaac Man. Proved Jan. 19, 1761. 

1760, Dec. 20. At Springfield, Borough of Elizabeth. Renunciation 
by Nathaniel Potter. Lib. H, p. 168. 



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1768, July 28. Potter, Ephralm, of Barnagat, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Thomas Potter, Jr. Fellowbondsman — John Williams; both 
of said Co. 

1768, July 28. Renunciation by Sarah Potter, widow of said 
Ephraim. Witnesses — John Holmes and Isaac Wilcockson. 

Lib. I, p. 336. 

1770, Jan. 29. Potter, Joseph, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, my personal estate and the use of the real, in order to 
help her bring up my children till my daughter, Phebe, is 18, paying 
to daughters, Abigail, Sarah and Joanna, what is reasonable, after 
they are 18. Daughter, Elizabeth, 15 and % acres of my plantation. 
Daughters, Abigail, Sarah, Joanna and Phebe, rest of real estate, but 
they are to pay to my grandson, John Wood, £50, when he is 21. 
Grandson, John Wood, son of my daughter, Mary, deceased, £50. 
Executors — my wife, and my friend, Abraham Pierson, Jr., who are 
to collect the money due from Benoni Thomas, Joseph Lacey and 
Samuel Frost, which is due on their lands. Witnesses — Aaron Burnet, 
Ezekiel Cheever, Mary Benjamin. Proved April 14, 1770. 

1770, April 14. Inventory, £1,377.12.10, made by John Rose and 
Joseph Lasey. Lib. K, p. 212. 

1768, July 18. Pqtter, Noadlah, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Joannah, all moveable estate. Sons, David and 
William, 7 acres and house. Daughters — Phebe Potter and Betsy 
Potter, £20 each. Executors — my wife, Robert Ogden and John Pot- 
ter. Witnesses — Thomas Dean, Samuel Headley, Thomas Ball. Proved 
Sept. 5, 1768. Lib. K, p. 36. 

1765, Oct. 31. Potter, William, of Shrewsbury Twsp., Monmouth 
Co., yeoman; will of. To Ann, once the wife of John Soper, £5, year- 
ly, for 6 years, and no more, as she has been very wicked to me 
and destructive to my interest. Daughter, Susannah Dickeson, and 
her husband, John, 5 shillings, and no more, for good reasons known 
to me. Son, Samuel Potter, £10, and he is to pay for the benefit of 
my daughter, Ann Cowperthwaite, the wife of John, £27, and to his 
4 children, £109, and to my grandson, William Potter Brock, £200 
when 18, and to the two daughters of my daughter, Mary Brock, 
£54; and then he is to have all my lands. Rest to my daughter, Mary 
Brock. Executrix — said Mary Brock. Witnesses — William Stevenson, 
Joseph Arney, Jr., Joseph Arney. Proved Nov. 25, 1766. 

1766, Nov. 10. Inventory, £3»2 10.3, made by Amos Wright and 
Oliver Gallap. Lib. 12, p. 446. 

1761, June 27. Potts, Nathaniel, of Mansfield, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Susannah Potts and William Potts. Fellowbondsman — John 
Folwell; all of same place. Lib. 10, p. 222. 

1761, June 26. Inventory, £408.9.10, made by Benjamin Talman 
and John Folwell. 

1766, Oct. 3. Poulse, Johannes, of Achquecknonk, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Gurtruy, all the things she brought with her 
when we were married, and £100, one-half then to be paid to her by 
my grandson, Hendrick Gerritse, the son of my daughter Catrina, de- 
ceased, and the other Y2 to be paid by my grandchildren, the children 
of my daughter, Antje, deceased. To grandson, Hendrick Gerritse, 



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land at "Weasel, being between the land of Hendrick Gerritse and 
Richard Broadberry. The rest of lands I give to my grandchildren, 
Lawrence Ackkerman and Catrina Ackkerman. My stepson, Barent 
Spier, shall hold my lands and personal estate for 12 years after my 
death. Executors — my wife and my stepson, Barnet Spier. Witnesses 
— David Marinus, Jacob J. Van Houten, Petrus Poulisse. Proved Jan. 
27, 1767. Lib. I, p. 183. 

1764, Aid;. 6. Powel, Richard, of Fairfield Twsp., Cumberland Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of all my lands. Sons, Reuben 
and Richard Powell, my lands on Jones Island. Son, John, 50 acres 
in the Fork. Daughters, Elizabeth Powel and Abigail Powel, my 
personal estate, when 18. Executor — my wife. Witnesses — James 
Diament, Bersheba Miller, Enos Seeley. Proved Oct. 3, 1764. 

1764, Sept. 24. Inventory, £295.4.8, made by James Diament and 
Ephraim Harris. Lib. 12, p. 47. 

1762, Nov. 9. Powell, Christopher, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, £7 yearly; also livestock and household 
goods. My brother, John Powell, part of my plantation. Brother, 
Jacob, land. Brother, Joseph, rest of plantation. Cousin, Virgin 
Gaskill, the daughter of Joseph Gaskill, £10, when 18. Sister, Sarah 
Powell, £10. Cousin, Hannah Powell, daughter of my brother, John 
Powell, £6, when 18. Executors — my wife, Sarah, and my brother, 
Joseph. Witnesses — Isaac Powell, Jane Gaskill, John Burr, Jr. Proved 
Jan. 3, 1763. 

1763, Jan. 6. Inventory, £304.19.6, made by Thomas Budd and 
Samuel Lippincott. Lib. 11, p. 247. 

1770, June 7.. Powell, Elizabeth, of City of Burlington. Int. Adm'r 
John Richardson. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Ellis; both of Burling- 
ton Co. Lib. 15, p. 2. 

1770, June 9. Inventory, £20.1.4, made by Isaac Heulings and 
Joseph Richardson. 

1770, Aug. 31. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 15, p. 48. 

1766, June 23. Powell, Isaac, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — Mar- 
garet Powell, widow of Isaac. Fellowbondsman — James Powell; both 
of said Co. 

1766, June 9. Inventory, £492.7.9, made by James Powell, Isaiah 
Younglove and Joseph Coulter. Lib. H, p. 620. 

1763, Nov. 4. Powell, Jacob, of Northampton, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary, the bed she brought with her. Mentions 
brothers, John and Joseph. Son, Samuel, a part of my plantation, 
when 21. My son, Jacob, the rest of land. Wife, rest of personal. 
Executors — my wife and my brother, Joseph. Witnesses — James 
Budd, David Ewan. Proved Nov. 22, 1763. 

1763, Nov. 21. Inventory, £120.7.4, made by James Budd and Ab- 
salom Ewan. Lib. 11, p. 425. 

1765, April 12. Powell, John, of Mannington, Salem Co., taylor. Int. 
Adm'rs — Ann Powell, of said place, widow, and John Dickeson, of 
Alloways Creek, said Co. Fellowbondsmen — Elisha Bassett, Jr., and 
John Johnson, both of Mannington; yeomen. 

1765, March 27. Inventory, £139.16.9, made by John Roberts and 
Elisha Bassett, Jr. Lib. 12, p. 175. 



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1755, Sept. 24. Pownall, Mary, of Chester, Burlington Co., widow; 
will of. My sister, Ruth Atkinson, is deceased, and I give to her 
daughters, viz., Rebekah Say and Ruth Bispham, and to my sister, 
Rebeckah Potts, V2 of estate between them. Sister, Elizabeth Janney, 
is deceased, and I give to her two daughters, Rebekah Poolly and 
Elizabeth Stakehouse, the rest. Executors — Thomas Say, of Phila- 
delphia, merchant, and Joshua Bispham, of Chester Twsp. in said Co. 
Witnesses — Earl Shinn, Samuel Atkinson, John Cox. Proved May 
10, 1763. 

1763, April 25. Inventory, £967.11.6, made by Samuel Atkinson, Jr., 
and John Cox. Lib. 11, p. 334. 

175S, June 30. Prnal, Aaron, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Mary, £90, to be paid to her by my two sons, William George and 
Hendrick Praal. Wife to have use of other estate while my widow. 
To my son, Peter, my daughter, Mary, who married Henry Paynter, 

Elizabeth, widow of John Bruse, and Antje, married to , of 

Pennsylvania, £10 each. Daughter, Hansey, married to Folkert Buys, 
a negro. My other estate I give to sons, William George and 
Hendrick Praal, and daughter, Hansey. Executors — sons, William 
George Praal and Hendrick Praal. Witnesses — William Ouke, John 
Ouke. Proved May 17, 1766. 

1766, May 5. Inventory, £455.7.5, made by Jacobus Messelar and 
Jonathan Smith. Lib. I, p. 113. 

1766, May 24. Prall, Henry, of Somerset Co.; will of. My mother, 
Mary Prall, the use of real and personal, during her life. Brother, 
Peter, and sisters, Mary Painter, Elizabeth Brees and Ann Whytey, 
£10 each. Brother, William George Prall, and sister, Handershe 
Buys. Executors — William George Prall and my brother-in-law, 
Fulkert Buys. Witnesses — Isaac Brokaw, Jacobus Stryker, Hen- 
drick Fisher. Proved April 23, 1767. 

1766, Oct. 3. Inventory, £151.10.7, made by Hendrick Fisher and 
Jacobus Messelar. Lib. I, p. 112 

1760, Sept. 20. Prall, Mary, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., widow; 
will of. To three of my blood children, Elizabeth Prall, Benjamin 
Prall and Jemime Prall, all my personal estate, which I have of 
the estate of my husband, Aaron Prall, dec'd. If the said Benjamin 
Prall receive of his brother, James Prall, from the estate of their 
father the sum equal to one-third and half-third of my estate, then 
Benjamin shall return his part of my estate to his sisters, Elizabeth 
and Jemime Prall. Executor — Joseph Higgens. Witnesses — Edward 
Prall, James Fulkerson. Proved Nov. 9, 1761. 

1761, Nov. 9. Inventory, £262.10.6, made by John Stout and Ed- 
ward Prall. Lib. 11, p. 137. 

1761, May 12. Prall, Peter, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Eldest son, Peter, ten shillings. Wife, Sarah, bed, etc. Sons, 
Peter and Abraham, the land I purchased of my brother, John Prall. 
Son, Aaron, the tract where he lives. Son, John, tract where he 
lives. To my youngest son, Isaac, the homestead where I live, and he 
is to provide for his mother. Daughters, Mary, Sarah and Cath- 
erine, £50 each. The shares of Mary and Sarah, to be kept in the 
hands of my Executors during their married state with their pres- 
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ent husbands; and, if Mary and Sarah should die, then their share to 
become the right of each own's daughters named Sarah. Executors — 
sons, Abraham and John. Witnesses — John Reading, Thomas Read- 
ing, Jacob Mattison. Proved July 7, 1761. 

1761, June 20. Inventory, £668.17.0, made by Thomas Atkinson and 
Jacob Mattison. Lib. 11, p. 38. 

1761, Sept. 22. Predmore, John, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. My real and personal to be sold. Wife, Ruth, £100. My only 
child, Mary, the wife of Doctor Stites, £50. Nephew, John Predmore, 
the son of my brother, Benjamin Predmore, £50. My kinswoman, 
Phebe Munteer, £20. My brothers and sisters to have the rest after 
wife's death. Executors — wife, Ruth, and my brother, Daniel Pred- 
more, and my wife's brother, Samuel Bayles. Witnesses — Stephen 
Warne, Stephen Warne, Jr., Benjamin Lukes. Proved March 18, 1763. 

1763, March 17. Inventory, £104.3.10, made by John Story and John 
Dunan. 

1764, Dec. 24. Citation to Ruth Patten (late Ruth Predmore), 
Daniel Predmore and Samuel Bayles, Executors of John Predmore. 
Whereas Hezekiah Stites and Mary Stites, his wife (late Mary Pred- 
more, only child and one of the legatees), have made complaint that 
the Executors have neglected to file an account of the administration, 
you are now cited to exhibit it, etc. 

1766, July 28. Citation. John Predmore, nephew and one of the 
legatees, made the same complaint, and parties are cited to exhibit 
an account. Lib. H, p. 223; Lib. H, p. 376; Lib. H, p. 631. 

1762, Feb. 17. Price, Edward, of Allentown, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Admfr — Isaac Price. Fellowbondsman — Peter Bruere; both of said 
place. Witness — Mary Severns. Lib. 11, p. 135. 

1768, Jan. 20. Price, Isaac, of Allentown, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Sister, Elinor Bruere, £150. The interest of £100 to be paid to my 
sister, Ann Saunders, yearly, and after her death the said £100 to 
be divided among my sister's, Mary Imlay's, children. The interest 
of £150 to my sister, Mary Imlay. Sister, Sarah Burson, £150. Real 
estate to be sold. Executors — my friend, Nathan Robins, and 
brother, Peter Bruere. Witnesses — John Robins, Moses Robins. 
Proved March 23, 1768. 

1768, March 9. Inventory, £1,242.17.7, made by John Robins and 
Moses Robins. 

1771, July 30. Account by Executors. 

Lib. 13, p. 406; Lib. 14, p. 408. 

1763, April 6. Price, John, of Wlllinborough Twsp., Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Jacob Perkins, of said place. Fellowbondsman — 
Isaac Heulings, of Burlington. Lib. 11, p. 301. 

1763, April 18. Inventory, £81.19.1, made by William Heulings and 
Seth Lucas. 

1764, June 26. Account by Adm'r. 

1769, Jan. 13. Price, Richard, of Gloucester Twsp., and Co.; will 
of. Wife, Rebecca, all my estate during her life, and, after her 
death, to my children. Son, Jacob, to be bound to a trade, and son, 
Ellis, to be put to anything that suits him best. Executors — Jacob 
Jenning and my wife. Witnesses — Josiah Hillman, William Miller, 
Jacob Matlock. Proved Nov. 24, 1770. 



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1770, Nov. 16. Inventory, £185.16.7, made by John Hinchman and 
Richard Weekes. 

1771, Oct. 10. Account by Rebecca Price. 

Lib. 15, p. 83; Lib. 14, p. 408. 

1762, Nov. 15. Price, Samuel, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. My eldest brother, Isaac Price, 6 shillings. I give V*. of my 
estate to George Amory, an orphan child, son of George Amory, 
deceased. To Mary Ann Rich, daughter of George Rich, dec'd, one 
other }&. To Philip Hyat, son of Catharine Blackledge, otherwise 
Hyat or Wilment, one other *4. To Matthias Townly, son of James 
Townly, deceased, one other ^4. Executors — Robert Ogden, Jr., son 
of Robert Ogden, Esq., and Matthias Ogden, son of Samuel Ogden. 
Witnesses — John Foster, Mary Thomas, Thomas Tobin. Proved Dec. 
29, 1762. Lib. H. p. 522. 

1766, Aug. 26. Prickitt, Jostith, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, the rest of my estate, after debts are paid; 
but, as my wife is now very sick, if she die, then same to be divided 
between my father, Jacob Prickitt, and John Cowperthwaite. Ex- 
ecutor — father, Jacob Prickitt, but, if he be dead, then my friend, 
William Rogers. Witnesses — Isaac Evans, Bathsheba Evens, At- 
lantica Stokes. Proved Oct. 31, 1766. 

1766, Oct. 28. Inventory, £449.0.10, made by Isaac Evans and Jacob 
Evens. Lib. 13, p. 27. 

1769, May 29. Prior, John, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Andrew 
Prior, of said place, deceased. Guardian — William Parsons, of said 
Co. Lib. K, p. 93. 

1762, July 31. Pritty, John, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Rebecca Pritty, widow, and Edward Oatley. Fellowbondsman — 
Francis Glover, of Hardwick, yeoman. 

1762, July 29. Inventory, £22.7.6, made by Francis Glover and 
Thomas Lundy. 

1766, Dec. 13. Account by both Adm'rs. Lib. 11, p. 290. 

1760, Feb. 21. Provoost, David, of New Barbadoes, Bergen Co. ; 
will of. Eldest son, William, £10. Wife, Geertruyd, goods. Son, 
David Rynders, goods. Daughter, Catharine, goods. Daughter, 
Affie, goods. Real estate to be sold and the proceeds divided 
among my wife and the said children. If any children die under 
age, then it is to go to the rest. Daughters, Effie and Catharine, 
my linen. Executors — wife, Geertruyd, my sons, William and David 
Rynders, and my daughters, Catharine and Effie. Witnesses — Abra- 
ham Westervelt, Nicasie Kip and Sarah Gutridge. Proved March 
15, 1765. Lib. H, p. 570. 

176S, Jan. 20. Fryer, Andrew, of Elizabeth Borough, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Lydia, % my moveable estate, and the apparel, which 
were her mother's, and the use of my lands, till my sons are 14. 
Sons, John, Simon and Moses, my lands. If the child my wife is 
pregnant with be a boy, then it is to have its share of land. 
Daughter, Sarah, curtains and the apparel that was her mother's. 
Daughters, Sarah and Jane, rest of moveables. Executors — friends, 
Amos Potter, Esq., and Alexander Simson. Witnesses — Jonathan 
Elmer, Jabish Rogers, Stephen Ball. Proved Feb. 23, 1768. 

Lib. I, p. 304. 



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1760, Jan. 2S. Pullingr, John, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co., cordwainer; will of. Daughter, Elizabeth Pulling, £1. Wife, 
Deborah, the rest. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Daniel Leeds, 
Rebecca Leeds, Benjamin Hofmin. Proved Feb. 11, 1764. 

1764, Aug. 24. Renunciation by Deborah Pullin, widow of John 
Pullin, in favor of her brother, Nehemiah Leeds. 

1764, Sept. 14. Adm'r — Nehemiah Leeds. Fellowbondsman — Peter 
Risley; both of said Co., yeomen. 

1764, Jan. 9. Inventory, £90.6.8, made by Daniel Leeds and Francis 
Smith. Lib. 12, p. 25. 

1769, April 11. Quick, Francis, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Hannah Quick and Abraham Bonnel. Fellowbondsman — 
Johan Bartholomew; all of said Co. Witness — Philip Crandin. 

1769, April 3. Inventory, £369.8.0, made by Philip Grandin and 
Nehemiah Dunham. 

1773, Nov. 25. Account by both Adm'rs. 

Lib. 13, p. 532; Lib. 14, p. 540. 

1765, Oct. 23. Quick, Peter, of Sowerland, Somerset Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Maria, use of farm till son, Peter, is 21. Son, Teunis, 
farm where he lives, that I bought of Cornelius Van Arsdalen; also 
50 acres of woodland along line of Hendrick Harder. Son, Jochem, 
the farm where he lives, that I bought of Peter Dumont. Son, 
Jacobus, farm where he lives, that I bought of Robert Lettes Hooper 
and Philip Kearney. Son, Peter, farm I live on, that I bought of 
Hendrick Hoogeland and John Jewel. Daughters, Vrowtye, Geertye 
and Neeltye, £500 each. Executors — sons, Teunis, Jochem and 
Jacobus, and my cousin, Abraham Quick. Witnesses — Gerret Van 
Aersdalen, Jacobus Van Nuys, Peter Stryker. Proved Feb. 23, 1769. 

Lib. K, p. 65. 

1761, May 26. Quick, Thomas, of Greenwich, Sussex Co., weaver. 
Int. Adm'x — Rachel Quick, widow. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan 
Pettit, Esq.; both of said Co. Witness — Samuel Tucker, Jr. 

1761, May 1. Inventory, £56.1.3, made by William Lander and John 
Anderson. Lib. 10, p. 465. 

1768, May 16. Quicksall, Sarah, of Chester Twsp., Burlington Co.; 
will of. Son, Thomas Quicksall, sheet and blanket. Son, Daniel 
Quicksall, 5 shillings. Son, William Quicksall, 5 shillings. Grand- 
daughter, Mary Taylor, case of drawers. Daughter, Sarah Taylor, 
residue. Executors — son-in-law, John Taylor, and my daughter, 
Sarah Taylor, his wife. Witnesses — Sarah Scholey, Samuel Steven- 
son, Richard Brown. Proved July 13, 1768. 

1768, July 9. Inventory, £52.2.6, made by Edward Wheatcraft. 

Lib. 13, p. 422. 

1767, Aug. 12. Quimby, Ephraim, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Sons, Daniel, Samuel and Ephraim Quimby, and my wife Eliza- 
beth, and my daughters, Pheby, Elizabeth, Marcy, Sarah, and File- 
nah Quimby, all my lands. Executors — my wife and Isaiah Quimby. 
Witnesses — William Rettinghousen, Peter Rettinghousen, Adam Hall, 
Jr. Proved Sept. 25, 1767. 

1767, Sept. 23. Inventory, £418.12.0, made by John Mullinner and 
William Rettinghousen. Lib. 14, p. 90. 



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1765, June 3. Randolph, Jeremiah, of Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Ruth, such part of my moveable estate 
as she chooses. A part of my plantation, joining to James Manning, 
may be sold to pay debts, if it should be needed. Wife to have the 
use of all lands till my son, Benjamin, comes to 21. The planta- 
tion over the mountains to be sold, and my wife to have £100 of the 
money. Son, Jeremiah, £60. Son, Benjamin, £60. Daughter, Mary, 
the wife of Daniel Lambert, £20. Daughter, Unus, the wife of 
Daniel Lyon, £25. Daughter, Sarah, Randolph, £30. Daughter, 
Martha Randolph, £30. Daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth Randolph, 
£30 each. Sons, Jeremiah and Benjamin, my salt meadow. Execu- 
tors — Benjamin Dunn, Jr., of Piscataway, and my wife. Witnesses 
— Elizabeth Sutton, Henry Davis, Soviah Parker. Proved Oct. 9, 
1765. Lib. H, p. 638. 

1761, March 12. Raper, Abigail, of Burlington, shopkeeper; will of. 
Sisters, Mary (the wife of John Hoskins) and Sarah (the wife of 
Daniel Smith, Jr.), all my goods. Nephew, Joshua Raper Smith, 
house and lot where I live, when 21, and, if he die before 21, then 
to my sister, Sarah Smith. My niece, Sarah Hoskins, £20, when 21. 
Nephew, Raper Hoskins, £20, when 21. Niece, Ruth Hoskins, £20, 
when 21. Nephew, Joseph Hoskins, £20, when 21. Niece, Lydia 
Hoskins, £20, when 21. Cousin, Mary Barker, £10, when 21. Execu- 
tors — brother-in-laws, John Hoskins and Daniel Smith, Jr. Witness- 
es — Edward Cathrall, Martha Barker, Elizabeth Barker. Proved Oct. 
28, 1763. Lib. 11, p. 417. 

1768, April 16. Ray, James, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Abigail Ray, widow, and Silas Newcomb, both of said place. 
Witness — Thomas Harris. 

1768, March 31. Inventory, £431.17.4%, made by Thomas Harris 
and Daniel Elmer. 

1769, May 2. Account by both Adm'rs. Lib. 13, p. 420. 

1770, Nov. 14. Ray, William, of Alexandria, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — George Ray. Fellowbondsman — Alexander Rea; both of 
Kingwood Twsp., said Co. 

1770, Nov. 12. Inventory, £72.15.0, made by Samuel Everett and 
Ralph Johnson. Lib. 15, p. 99. 

1769, Oct. 31. Raymond, Seth, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Peter 
Raymond, of said place, deceased. Guardian — Timothy Day. 

Lib. K, p. 130. 

1769, Feb. 8. Read, Alice, of Burlington Co.; will of; being the 
wife of Charles Read, Esq., of New Jersey, and daughter of Jacob 
Thibou, late of the Island of Antigua, and Dorothy, his wife, who, 
after the decease of Jacob Thibou, married Francis Delap of said 
Island, by articles of marriage of the Honorable Thomas Jarvis, 
of said Island. At or about the time of his marriage with Rachel 
Thibou, sister of me, the said Alice Read [was] intitled to money, 
and am by virtue of the will of my mother, Dorothy Delap, intitled 
to money which was bequeathed to me by the will of said Dorothy 
Delap, made during the life of Francis Delap, and dated about Nov. 
1, 1757, and proved and recorded in the Registry of Wills in An- 
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[and] reserved to her by one Indenture Tripartite, entered into be- 
tween Francis Delap, of one part, James Doig and Nisbett Darby, 
of 2nd part, and Dorothy Thibou, of 3rd part, and dated July 1, 1745; 
and one other Indenture between Francis Delap and his wife, 
Dorothy, of one part, and James Doig and Nisbett Darby, of other 
part, dated Feb. 10, 1747; and another Indenture between the last 
recited parties, dated March 12, 1750; and by the will of Dorothy 
Delap, after reciting the Indentures, she bequeaths to Francis De- 
lap and James Doig all her estate in trust, and the share given to 
Alice, the wife of Charles Read, shall not be paid in the life of 
said Charles, either to him or Alice, but, notwithstanding the cover- 
ture, the same shall be disposed of as said Alice shall direct by 
writing, and to go as she directs after her death; but if the said 
Charles Read dies before his wife, Alice, then it shall be paid into 
her hands; and Dorothy, the mother of Alice is long since dead, 
and the sums due to Alice Read, by virtue of the marriage articles 
and by the will of Dorothy Delap, is now in the hands of William 
Livingston, of Island of Antigua; and therefore I bequeath £700 of 
the same to my cousins, James Pemberton and John Pemberton, of 
Philadelphia, merchants, and my friend, Samuel Allinson, of Bur- 
lington, in trust, to receive what I give to my son, Jacob, and my 
grandson, Charles Read, and such part as is necessary is to be sent 
to Philadelphia in the produce of Antigua, there to be sold, and out 
of the proceeds I give to Jacob Read the interest of £500, and, if 
he dies without issue after his father, the principal is to be paid to 
my grandchildren, reckoning what he will have at my decease of 
the money which was settled on me by the marriage articles of 
Thomas Jarvis, as part of the £500. Grandson, Charles Read, to 
have £200 in trust, and he is to be put to school. The rest of money 
I give to my husband, Charles Read, and my son, Charles. Wit- 
nesses — Jonathan Odell, Anne De Cow, John Lawrence. Proved Nov. 
15, 1769, by Rev. Jonathan Odell, minister of St. Mary's Church in 
Burlington, and John Lawrence, Mayor of said City. Lib. 14, p. 82. 

1765, Aug. 28. Read, Samuel, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'rs — Peter 
Perrine and William Thompson; both of said Co. 

1765, Aug. 29. Inventory, made by Daniel Perrine and Hendrick 
Probasco. 

1770, April 6. Account by Peter Perrine. "Paid the lawyers, when 
I was cited before the Governor, when Robert Read wanted to get 
possession of the estate, £8.3.0. Paid Jean Read, Elizabeth Read and 
Robert Read, for their accounts. Paid James Anderson, the Adm'r 
of the estate of the widow of said Samuel Read, and was received 
out of the estate, £62.10.4." Lib. H, p. 521. 

1763, Jan. 22. Read, Thomas, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Wife, Susannah, all the law gives her. Sons, Thomas and Israel, 
10 shillings each. Remainder to my children, Experience Miller, 
Patience Sayre, Rachel Miller and Mary Freman. All my estate to 
be sold. Executors — son-in-laws, Annanias Sayre and John Miller. 
Witnesses — Samuel Clark, Josiah Harris, Ruth Harris. Proved at 
Stow Creek, May 13, 1763. 

1763, March 18. Inventory, £524.1.5, made by John Reeves and 
WMlliam Shute. Lib. 11, p. 404. 



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1767, Sept. 20. Reade, John, of Twixbar, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, V 3 the whole estate, and the rest to my sons and daugh- 
ters when the rest are of age. Executors — friends, Philip Schuiler, 
Jacob Schuiler and Roelof Roelofson. Witnesses — David Jones, Mat- 
thias Backer. Proved Oct. 17, 1767. 

1767, Oct. 10. Inventory, £166.17.10, made by Hendrick Hoffman 
and John Rose. Lib. 13, p. 270. 

1768, Oct. 31. Reading Daniel, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — John Gregg and Gershom Lee. Fellowbondsman — Jasper 
Smith; all of said place. Witness — John Porter. 

1768, Oct. 29. Inventory, £172.12.6, made by John Gregg and 
Gershom Lee, Adm'rs, and William Norcross and Ludwig Smith, ap- 
praisers. 

1772, Oct. 26. Account by Adm'rs. 

Lib. 12, p. 524; Lib. 15, p. 518. 

1767, Oct. 1. Rending, John, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Have already conveyed land by deeds to several 
of my sons and daughters. Have conveyed to my eldest son, John, 
in his lifetime, the farm where he did then dwell, in Amwell; and 
he died, and did appoint his wife, Isabel Reading, his brothers, Joseph 
and Thomas Reading, his Executors, and ordered them to sell said 
farm; and now I give to his Executors several tracts in Morris and 
Sussex Counties, viz., the northeast part of a tract near Zucka- 
suning Plains, in Morris Co., which is part of 538 acres, besides 56 
acres of pine right land, on northwest thereof; also V2 of a tract on 
the road leading from Greenwich to Hardwick, in Sussex Co., of 303 
acres; also 1/6 part of three pieces in Oxford Twsp., Sussex Co., con- 
taining in the whole 702 acres, and taken up by me, and suitable 
for an iron works; also Vi of 1,000 acres, being the northwest part 
of 12,050 acres, at Newtown, Sussex Co.; all of which the said 
Executors may sell and pay debts, and divide what money is left to 
widow, Isabel Reading, and to all surviving children, except sons, 
John and Charles. To my son, George, 1/6 part of said lands in 
Sussex Co.; also 60 acres in Amwell, lying in the rear of the home- 
steads of his brothers, Daniel and Thomas; also 7 acres opposite 
the Dutch Church in Amwell, which was purchased from Ruloff 
Skank; as well as other lands. Son, Daniel, 1/6 of the above said 
3 tracts, and % of two tracts in Newtown. Son, Joseph, also has 
his share of said lands, as also son Richard. Son, Thomas, has his 
1/6 part, and also % part of a Propriety, formerly grandfather 
Reading's. To son-in-law, Charles Beatty, and Ann, his wife, 200 
acres near the heads of Merritt's Brook, on Scott's Mountain, Ox- 
ford Twsp., Sussex Co., and other lands. To my wife, Mary, £55, 
and part of the personal estate, and £20 yearly. To my grandson, 
John Reading, eldest son of my late son John, a silver tankard. 
Headstones to be at my grave and that of my wife and son, Samuel. 
To the Presbyterian Church of Amwell Twsp., £10. Mentions a son- 
in-law, by name of Mills. Executors — sons, Daniel, Joseph and 
Thomas. Witnesses — William Peters, Thomas Lowrey, Jacob Mat- 
tison. 

1767, Oct. 29. Codicil. Farm in Amwell and Reading Townships, 
Hunterdon Co., now in the possession of my son, Daniel, of 390 
acres, to be held in trust by my Executors, and the profits to be 
received by my son, Daniel, and Euphenia, his wife, till his young- 



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est child is 12 years of age; and then the farm shall be for the 
use of John Read Reading and Daniel Reading, the two eldest sons 
of my son Daniel. Son, Thomas, and his wife, Rebecca, to have the 
profits of a farm of 400 acres to bring up his children, which farm 
is to go to the use of his two oldest sons, Joseph and Thomas. Son, 
Joseph, and his wife, Amey, provided for in like manner, who have 
eldest sons, William and John. Son, George, 1/5 of a tract in 
Sussex Co., which was taken up and surveyed to John Reading, the 
elder, by a warrant, dated 10 of March 1714/15 (Lib. A, fol. 160), 
which is to be held in trust for the benefit of his sons, John Mullen 
Reading and George Reading, Jr. Proved Jan. 27, 1768. 

1767, Nov. 20. Inventory, £736.0.6, made by John Gregg and Ger- 
shom Lee. Lib. 13, p. 338. 

1766, Nov. 15. Reading. John, Jr., of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. As it pleased my father, by several deeds, to give to 
me several tracts in various parts of New Jersey, and he hath given 
expectation of granting some more of his real estate before the 
time of his death to some of my surviving children, therefore I 
recommend the management thereof to my Executors. The farm 
whereon I live is, by deed from my father, given to my two eldest 
sons, viz., John and Charles, yet I give the profits thereof to my 
wife, Isabella, till my youngest children come to the age of 12 
years. To sons, John and Charles, a lot of land in Amwell (near 
the east end of the Great Swamp), of 125 acres. To sons, Mont- 
gomery and Alexander, a tract on the northwest side of the 
Paquaess River, of 190 acres, and the meadow joining the northwest 
side of said tract of 172 acres, and 19 acres of woodland; it is 
bounded southeast by brother Thomas' land, northwest by Augustin 
Reid's, northeast by father's land (but designed for brother George), 
and southwest by land of John Beaumont. Legacies are given to 
children, Rebecca, Mo