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ARCHIVES 

OF THE 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



FIRST SERIES 
Vol. XXXIV 



VOL. V OF CALENDAR OF WILLS 



DOCU M ENTS 



RELATING TO THE 



COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



FIRST SERIES— VOL. XXXIV 



CALENDAR OF NEW JERSEY WILLS, ADMINISTRATIONS, Etc. 

VOLUME V— 1771-1780 



Edited By ^."^ 

A. VAN DOREN HONEYMAN 

OF COMMITTEE ON COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 



MacCrellish 6f Quijley Co 

(Printers 
Trenlon. New Jer.ey 

1931 



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This volume was prepared and edited by authority of the 
State of New Jersey, at the request of the New Jersey His- 
torical Society, acting under its Committee of Colonial 
Documents. That Committee during its preparation was 

constituted as follows : 

Edwin E. Walker, 

A. Van Doeen Honetman, 

Edwaed a, Aemstrong, 

Joseph F. Folsom, 

Hiram E. Deats. 



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Pref 



ace 



This fifth volume of "Abstracts of Wills" of New Jersey, like 
the fourth volume, has been prepared, so far as the abstracts 
themselves are concerned, by Dr. Joseph H. Satterthwaite, of 
Trenton, an expert in such matters. The Editor arranged them 
in alphabetical form, prepared the manuscript for the printer 
and superintended the double Index. There has been followed 
in the text the preceding practice of copying exactly the spell- 
ings of proper names of persons and places, regardless of pres- 
ent spellings, and whether or not such spellings conform with 
similar names in the same abstract. This fact may lead many 
who use this work to suppose that hundreds of erroneously 
spelled names are the fault of the abstracter, or of the printer, 
when it is not so. Perhaps in some cases very bad chirogi'aphy 
has led to some errors in this direction. 

Whether lawyers ignorant of proper names drafted many of 
the wills so badly mixed in the spellings of surnames or first 
names, or whether many such were written by the testators 
themselves, it would be difficult to decide, but the facts are as 
they are. 

It should also be said that, where the name of a testator or 
testatrix, as printed in bold face type at the head of an abstract, 
differs in surname or first name from the same surname or first 
name in the body of the abstract, it is because the testator or 
testatrix so signed his or her name to the will. In all cases it 
is the signed name to a will which appears at the head of an 
abstract. 

It may be asked Avhy the final accounts of estates are some- 
times given with names of other persons benefitted by them, 
while usually they are not given. The reason is that such may 
be helpful to indicate relationship, or for some other good 
purpose. In that matter the abstracter has used his best judg- 
ment. As a rule, however, all the abstracts are made upon a 
uniform plan, giving the essential features for the use of a 
descendant, genealogist, or biographer. 

Where wills, administrations, etc., were regularly recorded 
at Trenton, the book and page where the record may be found 
are stated. Where originals were simply filed as papers, but not 
recorded, as happened with many wills and inventories, the 



6 PREFACE 

reference given is tO' the number of the filing case in which the 
original papers ma}' be found. The books of record and all 
original papers in the matters noted are preserved in the well- 
lighted basement of the Secretary of State's office at Trenton, 
with a polite and trained official in charge. 

It may be of interest to some readers, not familiar with the 
exact value of a few of the terms or expressions employed in 
various wills and inventories, to say that the word "yeoman" 
was in common use to signify a freeholder. The "£" (pound), 
which, with shillings and pence, constituted the lawful basis 
for the calculation of financial accounts, is to be valued at 
about $2.50, although its purchasing power in that day was 
probably five times what it now is. 

It may be noted also that in various wills the word "brother," 
as used, has an uncertain meaning, and may refer to brother- 
in-law, step- or half-brother, or to a member of the same 
religious denomination; and that where names of testators in 
the bold face type are spelled in some alternate manner it signi- 
fies that in the same document, or some corelated document, 
proof of such variation occurs. 

As is stated in the "Cautionary Word" on a succeeding page, 
the "Index of Names of Persons" (which has been made under 
the Editor's direction), needs to be examined with more care 
than is usual in an ordinary book index, just because of the 
irregular and bad spellings. While in the Index many spellings 
have been rectified to suit present-day custom and some com- 
bined, we have not had a cast iron rule in the spelling of either 
surnames or first names, preferring sometimes (especially as 
to first names) to follow the abstract. Particularly in the case 
of old Dutch families it will be found that the same first name 
was spelled in all kinds of ways, such, for instance, as Altje, 
spelled Altye, Aaltie, Aletie, Ayltye, etc. ; Johannes, spelled 
Johannis, Joannes, Johonnis, Hance, Hans, Yohanis, etc. We 
have not harmonized such first names in the Index, except occa- 
sionally, generally taking a choice of that which seemed to be 
in most use in the wills themselves. In any case the spellings 
in the Index of personal names are not likely to mislead an 
intelligent user of the volume. In the matter of English, 
Swedish, etc., " first names, there are many which some will 
consider even more curious, and not now in customary use. We 
present a few examples of such selected at random : 



PREFACE 7 

Aniager, Asena, Bathnifer, Bathinfliath, Caplinetie, Clat- 
worthy, Cleffen, Creyfere, Eccord, Enloes, Eusebe, Gartery, 
Goula, Hantail, Hanyurre, Itea, Loruhemate, Lovisa, Lutis, 
Macel, Melyn, Merela, Morelise, Poltis, Eacey, Resia, Salerah, 
Salathiel, Seveler, Shedlock, Springett, Sybilah, Syndony, 
Thomasin, Trustrum, Trypany, Vesti, Violetea, Zebina. 

One feature of the Index, which has not heretofore been fol- 
lowed in preceding volumes, is the inclusion of maiden names 
of daughters or sisters in addition to their married names. For 
example, if John Jones has a daughter, Mary Allen, she is 
indexed not only under Mary Allen, but under Mary Jones. 
If he had a married sister, Martha Smith, she is also indexed 
under Martha Jones. 

It is also to be remembered that, as a rule, the Index of 
Persons does not include the names of testators, etc., printed 
in the bold face type throughout the volume, and which are 
alphabetically arranged. It is as highly important to consult 
those names as the Index itself. 

Probably two volumes more will complete the "Abstract of 
Wills" in the series of "New Jersey Archives,'' including from 
the year 1781 to about 1804, after which the recording of wills, 
etc., was transferred from the Secretary of State's office in 
Trenton to the Clerk's or Register's offices in the various 
counties. These will be published in due course as the State 
makes the necessary appropriations. 

THE EDITOR. 



Cautionary Word 



In searching for personal names, consult not the "Index of 
Persons" alone, at the end of this volume, but also the alphabetical 
list of testators, etc., in the body of the work, as such names, in 
bold face type, are not repeated in the Index. 

And, as to the Index itself, look at possible spellings of surnames 
and not only as to established modern spellings. 



Errata 



On page 379, the bold face heading of abstract which reads, 
"Paterson, Thomas, Jr.," should read "Parsons, Thomas, Jr." 

On page 437, the bold face heading of abstract which reads, 
"Rue, James," should read, "Rue, John." 



Calendar of New Jersey Wills 



Note — The books cited as Libers 1, 2, 3, etc., are of "West Jersey 
wills. Those cited as Libers A, B, C, etc., are of East Jersey wills. 
Where matters beside recorded wills, such as inventories, accounts, 
etc., are noted, the originals may be found in the proper envelopes 
(arranged by counties), reference to which is made in the volumes 
(three volumes) entitled "Index to Wills," published by the Secretary 
of State in 1912 and 1913, which should always be consulted in case 
originals are to be referred to. Where the chief matter is not of 
record in books, the envelope numbers are given herewith, although 
in Bergen, Essex, Middlesex and Monmouth counties, the original 
papers are bound instead of being in envelopes. All original matters 
herein abstracted are to be found in the Secretary of State's ofRce at 
Trenton. All proper names are believed to be spelled as in the origi- 
nals, even when, in the same will, the spellings differ. 



1773, Jan. 9. Abbit, William, Jr., of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Said ward makes choice of Nathaniel Hunt as his guardian. Guardian 
— Nathaniel Hunt, of Amwell. Fellowbondsman — Isaac De Cou; both 
of said Co. Witnesses — Isaac Allen and Micajah How. Lib. 14, p. 517. 

1775, Feb. 9. Abet, Daniel, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. Son of James 
Abbitt, of said Co., deceased. Said ward makes choice of Benjamin 
Biles as his guardian. Guardian — Benjamin Biles, of Burlington Co. 
Fellowbondsman — John Burrows, of Hunterdon Co. Witness — George 
Cottnam. Lib. 15, p. 532. 

1762, June 24. Accor, Daniel, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co; will 
of. Wife, Martha, and my daughter, Ann, to be supported by the 
profits of the real estate. Son, Andrew, may live on the plantation, 
till it is sold, which is not to be till after death or marriage of my 
wife. Daughter, Mary, £50. Daughter, Ann, £140, when she is 21. 
Sons, Daniel and Andrew, the rest. Executors — friends, Jonathan 
Combs and Richard Standly. Witnesses — Daniel Accor, Jr., Andrew 
Accor, James Bennet. Proved April 15, 1772. 

1772, April 14. Renunciation by Jonathan Combs and Richard 
Standly. 

1772, May 26. Adm'rs with will annexed — Martha Accor, of Middle- 
sex Co., and Daniel Accor, of the Highlands, New York. 

1772, May 25. Inventory, £47.15.2, made by Jonathan Combs and 
Daniel Williamson. Lib. K, p. 492. 

1773, Aug. 14. Ackernian, Gerret, of Paremes, Bergen Co.; will of. 
Wife, Lena, use of real and personal estate. Eldest son, John, £3 for 
his birthright. Son, David, my old plantation where I dwell, with 
only 3 acres excepted; upon condition that he keep my brother, 
Laurens Ackerman, and also my son, John Ackerman, if occasion re- 
quires. Son, Hannes, ^4 of my land on the west side of Saddle River, 
on the plain. Son, Gerret, Vz of my land on said plain. Son, Abram, 
the other 14 of the plain. The woodland along the brook to the 
above-named, Gerret, Hannes and Abram. Son, Cobes, the 3 acres out 
of the old place, on the south side of my lot near the King's road. 
Son, Albert, £10. Son, David, the place in the church where he now 



lO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

aits. Daughter, Grietie, the place in the church where she sits; my 
daughter, Lisabeth, to have her mother's place in the church, after 
her death or marriage. Daughter, Abigal, to have her outset as my 
other daughters had. Sons, Albert and Cobes, and daughters, Grietie, 
Jannetie, Lisabeth and Abigal Ackerman, the rest of personal estate. 
The estate from my deceased father-in-law, if it come in from Wykof, 
to be divided among all my children. Executors — my son, David, and 
son-in-law, Abram W. Rutan. Signed by mark. Witnesses — Abraham 
Westervelt, Roelef Westervelt, Peter Post. Proved Feb. 28, 1774. 

Lib. L, p. 94. 

1774, Sept. 15. Acton, John, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary Acton. 
Fellowbondsmen — Richard Smith, Jr., and Benjamin Acton; all of 
said Co. 

1774, July 1. Inventory, £72.14.0, made by Aaron Bradway and 
Richard Smith, Jr. Lib. 15, p. 501. 

1777, May 28. Adams, Hannah, of Upper Alloways Creek Township, 
Salem Co., widow. Int. Adm'r — Darkis Ware. Fellowbondsmen — 
Jacob Hollins, head watchmaker, and Henry Lummis, sadler; all of 
said place. 

1777, May 27. Inventory, £27.10.3, made by Malachi Long and Jacob 
Hollinshead. Lib. 18, p. 604. 

1777, May 1©. Adams, Job, of Lower Alloways Creek Precinct, 
Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas Sinnickson, of Salem. Fellowbonds- 
men — Andrew Yorke and David Adams; both of Lower Alloways 
Creek. 

1777, May 8. Inventory, £68.14.10, made by Andrew Yorke and 
Morris Beesly. "Cash in the hand of David Adams, £3.17.6." 

Lib. 18, p. 605. 

1777, March 31. Adams, John, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Lawrie. Fellowbondsman — Empson Kirby; both of said Co. 

1777, March 29. Inventory, £59.3.6, made by Edward Pancoast and 
Empson Kirby. Lib. 18, p. 210. 

1774, April 13. Adams, Nathan, of Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, 
Realy, use of my land to bring up my youngest son, Nathan. Son, 
Joseph, £5. Sons, John, William and Nathan, each £12, when they 
are 21. Daughters, Sarah, Mercy, Hannah and Esther Adams, £6 each, 
when Esther is 18. My house and lot to be sold. Executors — friends, 
Arent Schuyler and Joseph Richardson. Witnesses — Joseph Scott, 
Aaron Schuyler, John Robinson. Proved Aug. 24, 1774. 

1774, Aug. 24. Inventory, £101.8.11, made by John Mills and Walter 
Vanschiver. Lib. 17, p. 65. 

1777, Feb. 21. Adams, Parnel, of Chesterfield Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Catherine, all my goods. Executrix — my wife. 
Witnesses — David Glandin, Jeremiah Shreve. Proved March 3, 1777. 

1777, March 3. Inventory, £59.0.0, made by John Chapman and 
Jeremiah Shreve. Lib. 18, p. 99. 

1759, March 15. Adams, William, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., mason; 
will of. Wife, Alice, all real and personal estate. Executrix — wife, 
Alice. Witnesses — John Catlee. Benjamin Thomas, John Reily. Proved 
April 25, 1775. Lib. 17, p. 109. 



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1772, Oct. 25, Adams, William, of Lower Penns Neck Township, 
Salem Co.; will of. Daughter, Susanah Adams, £200, when 18. "Wife, 
Sarah, rest of moveable estate, and use of the real, till my son and 
daughter are of age. Son, John, all my lands, but, if he die without 
issue, then my daughter, Susanah, to have it, and, if she die, then to 
my brother. Job Adams. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my brother-in- 
la%v, Edward Bradway. Witnesses — Nathan Bradway, Rachel Han- 
cock, Josiah Miller. Proved Nov. 17, 1772. 

1772, Nov. 13. Inventory. £473.4.10, made by John Stewart and John 
Ware. Lib. 16, p. 270. 

1773, April 7. Albinson, Adam, of Mannington Township, Salem Co.; 
will of. After debts are paid, the remainder to be divided between 
my executor, Mary Ray, Mary Cattail and James Cattell. Executor — 
Elijah Cattell. Witnesses — John Booth, James O'Neill, Daniel Ridg- 
way. Proved Oct. 10, 1774. 

1773, June 19. Inventory, £120.16.2, made by John Maxwell and 
Thomas Smith. An order on Thomas Sinnickson for building Salem 
Bridge, £59.6.5. Due from the managers of St. George Creek marsh, 
£7.10.8. Lib. 17, p. 83. 

1777, Dec. 19, Aleger, Benjamin, of Readingtown, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Catherine Aleger. Fellowbondsman — John Emans; both 
of said Co. 

1777, June 17. Inventory, made by David Cole and John Emans. 

Lib. 18, p. 627. 

1777, May 27. Alexander, Catherine, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem 
Co., widow; will of. Son, Ebenezer Dunn, 5 shillings. Son, Thomas 
Dunn, horse and bedstead. Daughter, Jean Marshall, 5 shillings. 
Daughter, Sarah Copner, 5 shillings. Daughters, Mary Alexander and 
Margret Alexander, the rest of estate, when 18. Executors — sons, 
Ebenezer Dunn and Thomas Dunn. Witnesses — Thomas Newark, 
Elizabeth Newark, Thomas Sparks. Proved Feb. 10, 1778. 

1777, June 7. Inventory, £177.6.3, made by Thonias Sparks and 
Thomas Newark. Lib. 20, p. 7. 

1777, Jan. 20. Allexander, Samuel, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary Allexander, all my moveable estate, and 
the boy that lives with me, except a horse forinerly called my son 
William's, which I now give to my son Samuel. Daughter, Elizabeth, 
a bed. Daughter, Sarah, a bed. Son, Samuel, the house in which I 
live, and 100 acres of land of the plantation. Daughters, Elizabeth 
and Sarah, the other 100 acres. The house and 50 acres of land, 
where my son-in-law, David Parker, deceased, lately lived, to be sold, 
and of the money, I give my daughter-in-law, Jean, the wife of 
Nehemiah Blackford, H part; and to my daughter-in-law, Margrete, 
the wife of Hugh Walker, \i part; and to my daughter-in-law, Mary, 
the wife of Josiah Price, H part; and to the 2 sons of my deceased 
son-in-law, David Parker, i/4 part, when they come of age. Executors 
— son, Samuel, and friend, John Roy. Witnesses — Samuel Dalglish, 
Insley Dalglish, Lewis Morris. Proved April 9, 1777. 

1777, May 12. Inventory, £383.16.5, made by John Parker and Hugh 
Walker. Lib. 18, p. 587. 



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1775, Feb. 11. Allen, Abraham, of Evesham, Burlington Co., inn- 
keeper; will of. Sister, Agnes Parker, £40; and to her son, Abraham 
Parker, £20. Sister, Sarah Allen, £50. Brother Benjamin's daughter, 
Mary, who is now wife of David Fisher, £20; and to each of her 
children £5. Daughter, Sarah Allen, all her goods in the house, and % 
of the books. Sons, Benjamin, Abraham and William, each to have 
1/4 my books. My 2 youngest sons to be put to trades. Rest to all 
of my children. Executors — my friend, Joshua Lippincott, and my 
daughter, Sarah Allen. Witnesses — John Maxell, Joseph Eves, Jacob 
Eves. Proved Nov. 24, 1775. 

1775, Nov. 21. Inventory, £2,452.9.2, made by Micajah Wills and 
Joseph Eves. 

1776, June 13. Account by both executors. 

Lib. 17, p. 284; Lib. 16, p. 484. 

1775, Dec. 22. Allen, E:iisha, of Salem Co.; will of. Daughter, Ann 
Allen, two tracts of land in Mannington, which Samuel Hartly lives 
on, and bounded by Jedidiah Allen, Joseph Sharp and Mannington 
Creek, of about 70 acres. To that child yet unborn, i/i of 200 acres 
on which William Oakford lives, and which I bought of David Allen. 
If both of the children die under age, then I give the land to my 
brother, Champnys Allen. Executor — brother, David Allen. Witnesses 
— Anthony Sharp, Jacob Miller, Samuel King. Proved May 22, 1776. 

1776, May 9. Inventory, £666.4.3, made by Christopher Smith and 
William Smith. Lib. 17, p. 410. 

1773, May 21. Allen, E}phraini, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Benjamin Jackson. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Huelitt; both 
of said place. 

1773, May 20. Renunciation by Mary Allen, widow of Ephraim, 
in favor of Benjamin Jackson. Witnesses — Samuel Longstreet and 
Joseph Cook. 

1773, May 20. Inventory, £109.10.7, made by Joseph Cook and 
Samuel Longstreet. Lib. K, p. 4 50. 

1776, Feb. 29. Allen, Hezekiali, of Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Grandson, David Allen, £1. Daughters, Mary Allen and 
Martha Allen, all my wool now on the sheeps' backs. Rest of estate 
to be sold. Son, James, £10. Son, Jonathan, £10. Children — Mary 
Allen, James Allen, Jonathan Allen, Catherine Allen and Martha 
Allen, the rest. Executors — friends, Edward Patterson Cook and 
Benjamin Jackson. Witnesses — Christopher Romine, John Lawrence. 
Proved May 28, 1776. Lib. 17, p. 316. 

1774, May 24. Allen, Jacob, of Morris Township and Co.; weaver; 
will of. Far advanced in years. Wife, Naoma, the use of all my 
lands. Son, Henry, 5 shillings. Son, Gilbert, 5 shillings. Son, John, 5 
shillings. Grandson, Samuel Allen, the son of Aaron, deceased, 5 shil- 
lings. Daughter, Susannah Allen, 5 shillings. Daughter, Hannah 
Hartheway, 5 shillings. Son, Moses, all my lands where I live, which 
I bought of John HoUoway. Executors — wife, Naoma, and son, Moses. 
Witnesses — Noadah Cranmer, Peter Smith, Ichabud Ward, Jacob Min- 
thorn, Leonard Chapin. Proved Sept. 13, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 91. 

1768, Nov. 25. Allen, John, of Sussex Co.; will of. Sister, Jane 
Allen, £5. Wife, Jane, the rest of my estate. Executors — Hugh Lyle, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 I3 

of Colerane, and Edward Dunlop, of Hackettstown. Witnesses — 
Thomas Helmes, Thomas Brooks, Edward Dunlop. Proved June 3, 
1773. Lib. 16, p. 214. 

1771, F'eb. 4. Allen, John, of Dover, Monmouth Co. Int. Adni'r — 
John Allen, of said place, father of John Allen, deceased. Fellow- 
bondsman — Joseph Leonard, of Freehold, said Co. Witness — Henry 
Waddell. Surrogate. Lib. K, p. 293. 

1771, Oct. 15. Allen, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Joseph Hulit. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Leonard; both of said Co. 
Witness — William Taylor, Surrogate. 

1771, Oct. 15. Renunciation by Joseph Allen, brother of the late 
John Allen, deceased. Witness — Benjamin Walcott. Lib. K, p. 365. 

1775, March 18. Allen, Joseph, of Elizabeth, Somerset Co., yeoman; 
will of. I gave to my son, Joseph Allen, by deed of gift, 100 acres 
of land, which is to remain to him. There was a jointure made 
between myself and Sarah Stanbury, before our marriage, dated 
May 18, 1749, by which I am to allow her sufficient support, while 
she is my widow, which is to be fulfilled out of my estate. To the 
Baptist Church at Scotch Plains, £20. Grandsons, Zebulon Smith, 
David Smith and Gideon Smith, each £10. Granddaughter, Mary Ward, 
£10. Daughter, Sarah Frazee, 10 shillings. Daughter, Deborah Line, 
10 shillings. Son, Joseph Allen, and my daughter, Elizabeth Person, 
rest of my estate. Executors — son, Joseph, and my son-in-law, Daniel 
Person. Witnesses — William Tanor, Andrew Drake, William Coles. 
Proved Jan. 19, 1778. Lib. 18, p. 653. 

1776, April 11. Allen, Nathan, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph 
Humphrey. Fellowbondsman — James Talman; both of said Co. 

Lib. 16, p. 489. 

1777, July 27. Allen, Ralph, of New Hanover, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, Ann, all the goods that I had with her, and an equal share 
with my children. Remainder to my wife, and children, Judiah, 
Miriam, Mary, Phebe, Joseph, Ezekiel, and the one with which my 
■wife is pregnant. Executors — my brother-in-law, Thomas Latham; 
my wife, Ann, and my uncle, Amos Middleton. Witnesses — Joseph 
Bullock, Joseph Fowler, William Allen. Proved Aug. 6, 1782. 

1778, April 20. Amos Middleton renounced on account of age. Wit- 
ness — Phebe Cook. 

1777, 10 mo., 24. Thomas Latham renounced. Lib. 23, p. 144. 

1770, March 31. Allen, Samuel, of Nottingham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons, Henry, Michael, Samuel and Nathan, all my lands, 
except what is hereafter stated. Wife, Mary, £50. Son, Gabriel, £50. 
Daughter, Abigail Allen, £50. Daughter, Hannah Allen, £50. Daugh- 
ter, Patience Allen, £50. Daughter, Mary Allen, £50. Overplus to be 
given to wife, Mary, and my children, Gabriel Allen, Lydia Middleton, 
Abigail Allen, Hannah Allen, Patience Allen and Mary Allen. Land 1 
bought of Richard Brown to be sold. Son, Gabriel, not 21, and 
daughters not 18. Executors — my brothers-in-law, Nathan Robins 
and Randle Robins. Witnesse.s — James Woolley, Abner Hall, Abel 
Middleton. Proved April 8, 1777. 

1777, March 13. Inventory, £1,740.9.0, made by James Lawrie and 
John Taylor. Lib. 18, p. 154. 



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1773, May 17. Aller, Peter, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. My oldest son, Peter Aller, 5 shillings. Wife, Eliza- 
beth, the plantation where I live, while my widow. Son, John, the 
said plantation, after wife's death or marriage. Son, Peter, planta- 
tion where he lives, which formerly belonged to Philip Kase. Son, 
Philip, £100. Daughter, Mary Aller, some livestock. Daughter, 
Rebekah, some livestock. Daughter, Rachel, the same. Daughter, 
Sarah, cow and bed. Daughters, Catharine, Elizabeth, Mary, Anne, 
Rebekah, Rachel and Sarah Aller, £250. Executor — son, John. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Furman, James Furman, Andrew Heath. Proved 
April, 1778, at Pitts Town. 

1778, April 16. Inventory, £289.2.6, made by Samuel Furman and 
Peter Rockafellow. Lib. 21, p. 266. 

1770, Oct. 24. Alleson, Mary, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; will of. 
Sister, Hephzibath Allison, i/4 of my lot and dwelling house in Eliza- 
beth Town, where I live, which I purchased of John Halsted. To my 
executors the other Vs of said house and lot, in trust, and to pay to 
my sister, Thankfull, the wife of Henry Spencer, during the life of 
said Henry Spencer, the profits of said Ys part, and if she outlive 
her husband, then after her death, I give the same to my sister, 
Thankfull; but if Thankfull be dead, then to my nephew, William 
Spencer, but if he should die under age, then I give the same to my 
sisters, Hepzibath and Louisa Alleson. Sister, Hepzibath, % my per- 
sonal estate. Sister, Thankfull, the wife of Henry Spencer, the profits 
of the other %. Executors — Reverend James Caldwell, Benjamin 
Spinning and Oliver Spencer. Witnesses — Jacob Croes, Daniel Sayre, 
John Chetwood. Proved April 13, 1772. Lib. K, p. 415. 

1774, June 18. Alston, David, of Woodbridge Township, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Eldest son, David, % of my plantation, and 4 acres 
more, that is, the land on the west side of the road, opposite my 
house, and is bounded by Samuel Elston, Samuel Force and Thomas 
Force. Rest of the plantation to sons, Jonathan and Lewis; Lewis to 
have the south part. Sons, David and Jonathan, a salt meadow in 
Woodbridge Raway Meadows, joining Cross Creek, and bounded by 
Carlile Brown and Moses Bishop. Son, Lewis, a salt meadow in 
Woodbridge Raway Meadows. Daughter, Anne, wife of James Brown, 
a negro wench, Leanah, and £20. Grandsons, sons of my son, John, 
deceased, namely, Joseph and David, each £50, when they are 21. 
Executors — sons, David and Jonathan. Witnesses — Samuel Jaquess, 
Jr., Jonathan Alston, Joseph D Camp. Proved Oct. 24, 1775. 

Lib. L, p. 290. 

1772, Feb. 6. ALston, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., carpenter; 
will of. Lands to be sold. Wife, Hannah, all estate to bring up the 
children, and, if anything is left, to be given to my children, Joseph, 
David, Mary, and my wife, and the child she is pregnant with. Execu- 
trix — my wife. Witnesses — Jonathan Alston, Jr., John Oliver, DaVid 
Alston, Jr. Proved May 16, 1772. 

1772, May 16. Inventory, made by Hannah Alston. Lib. K, p. 469. 

1774, Dec. 8. Alston, Jonathan, of Woodbridge Raway, Middlesex 
Co., farmer: will of. Wife, Hannah, my Freehold rights, which I own 
in the AVoodbridge Commons, and the use of all real and personal 
ertPte, subject to bring up the children and the legacies herein. The 



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house where my son Moses now lives, which I bought of Isaac Lane, 
Benjamin Whatkins and Shobal Smith, called the Upper Place (except 
11 acres), with 2 acres of salt meadow on the Great Island, being 
part of the meadow I bought of Jonathan Bishop, in Raway Meadows, 
unto my wife Hannah, my brother-in-law, Jonathan Bloomfleld, and 
my nephe'sv, Jonathan Alston, in trust, and the profits to be used for 
the support of my son, Moses, during his life, and the support of 
his wife and bringing up of his children. Son, Thomas, after wife's 
marriage or death, the farm that formerly belonged to Jonathan 
Bishop, except one acre; also 43 acres to be taken off my homestead, 
along my brother David's land, and also i/^ of my salt meadow on the 
Island joining the 2 acres given in trust; also % the salt meadow 
left me by my father. Son, Isaac, the rest of the farm I live on, and 
the rest of the salt meadow on the Island, left me by my father. 
Daughter, Eunice, now the wife of Moses Marsh, the land I bought 
of Charles Marsh, on Rahway River, which joins Isaac Begun's lot. 
Daughter, Mary, now the wife of Samuel Stone, y^ acre to be taken 
off the land I bought of Bishop. Youngest daughter, Susannah 
Alston, y^ acre to join that of daughter Mary's, when she is 18. I also 
give her the 11 acres as excepted in the Upper Place. Executors — 
■wife, Hannah, Jonathan Bloomfleld and Jonathan Aliston. Witnesses 
— Moses Bloomfleld, Lewis Alston, Joseph Bloomfleld. Proved Jan. 13, 
1778. 

1778, April 21. Inventory, £331.5.1, made by Samuel Jaques and 
Asa Hubbell. Lib. 20, p. 112. 

1773, March 24. Ambler, Abraham, of Salem, Salem Co.; will of. 
Father, John Ambler, my watch, and after his death, to my brother, 
David Ambler. Brothers, John and Peter, £10 to each. My beloved 
David Ambler to have that land in Cumberland Co., of 112 acres, and 
he to pay 2 moieties to my brother, Isaac and my sister, Hannah 
Fourgeson. Executor — brother, David. Witnesses — Mary Miller, Sam- 
uel Baker, Erasmus Kent. Proved June 20, 1776. 

1776, May 28. Inventory, £94.12.2, made by Erasmus Kent and 
Samuel McGregor. Lib. 17, p. 405. 

1771, April 15. Ambler, John, of Salem, Salem Co., yeoman; will of. 
Sons, David and Isaac, the plantation I live on, and they are to pay 
to my sons, John and Peter, £20 each. Sons, David Ambler, Isaac 
Ambler, Abraham Ambler and Hannah Forgison, each to have a 
feather bed. The rest of my estate to my children, John, Peter, David, 
Isaac and Hannah Forgison. Executors — sons, John and Peter. 
Witnesses — Andrew Thompson, Lewis Goodwin, Joshua Thompson. 
Proved Oct. 20, 1774. 

1774, Oct. 31. Renunciation by John Ambler. 

1774, July 30. Inventory, £361.15.11, made by Joshua Thompson and 
Samuel Nicholson. Lib. 17, p. 79. 

1777, April 12. Amerman, Nicholas, of Sowerland, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Neeltye Amerman, all real and personal 
estate, while my widow. Son, Daniel, £15. Son, John, to have a 
setout, as much as Daniel had when he married. When wife is done 
with it, all real and personal to be sold, and divided among my chil- 
dren, Daniel, Neeltye, Aaltye, John, and my daughter, Sarah, but 
Sarah to have £30 less than the rest, as I had to pay that sum for 
her husband, John Wyckoff. Executors — sons, Daniel and John, and 



l6 NEW JERSEY COEONIAE DOCUMENTS 

my son-in-law, Cornelius Van Nuys. "Witnesses — Isaac Van Nuys, 
Lucas Voorheese, Peter Stryker. Proved Oct. 25, 1777. 

1780, Feb. 22. Inventory, £1,898.3.6, made by Peter Stryker and 
Abraham Van Arsdal. Lib. 19, p. 312. 

1776, June 27. Animernian, Jacobus, of Hillsborough Township, 
Somerset Co.; will of. "Wife, Mariah Ammerman, use of all my estate, 
and, after her marriage or death, all real and personal to be divided 
among- my children, Henderick, Albert, Jacobus, Powel, Isaac, Peter, 
Mary Ammerman, Prancinche Ammerman, Anna Ammerman; and 
my youngest sons shall have learning. Francinche and Anna to have 
outsets. Executors — sons, Albert and Jacobus, and Garrat Van Arsdol. 
Witnesses — Domenicus Stryker, Jacob Cessoun, Henry More. Proved 
Feb. 1, 177-7. 

1777, Jan. 22. Inventory, £325.15.7, made by Poulus Ammerman and 
Domenicus Stryker. Lib. 18, p. 72. 

1775, May 4. Anderson, Isaac, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, Joshua, £40, £5 of which is to be paid by my son, Isaac, 
and son, Ezekiel is to pay £35. I also give to Joshua an obligation 
from Hezekiah Anderson, for 12,500 shingles, and the said writing is 
now in care of John Anderson, of Amwell. Daughter, Lydia, my 
moveable estate; also 3 acres to be laid out at Elijah Anderson's 
corner, on the Great road. Son, Ezekiel, the plantation I live on, 
except the 3 acres. Son, Moses, £35. Son, Isaac, the land in Hopewell, 
that joins Andrew Vannoy, and the Province line, and William and 
John Savage, and Andrew Morgan's land. Executors — sons, Joshua 
and Moses. Witnesses — John VanKirk, Henry VanKirk, Jesse Pettit. 
Proved at Princeton, April 9, 1776. Lib. L, p. 426. 

[No date.] Anderson, Isaac, of Waterford Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, % of my personal estate. Son, William, 
5 shillings. Son, Isaac, the plantation where I dwell, and my other 
lands. To my younger sons, John, James, Valentine and Andrew, £5 a 
piece, when they are 21. Daughter, Sarah Anderson, £20, when 18. 
Executors — son, Isaac, and my kinsman, Anderson, Jr. Witnesses — 
James Gill, John Snode, John Le Coney. Proved Oct. 15, 1780. 

1780, Oct. 25. Inventory, £96.12.6, made by Joseph Cooper and Jacob 
Browning. Lib. 22, p. 195. 

1772, April 17. Anderson, John, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co., Esq.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £100, and provisions from the place. Daugh- 
ter, Rachel, wife of David Prazier, £120. Eldest son, Jacob, books in 
Latin, etc. Son, William, my gun. Sons, Thomas and John, each a 
saddle. Land to be sold, and money put to interest for benefit of 
my sons and daughter, Jacob, William, Thomas, John, Joseph, James, 
Sarah and Samuel, when 21. Executors — son, Jacob, and my son-in- 
law, David Frazier, and the Rev. John Hanna. Witnesses — Nehemiah 
Dunham, Peter Howell, Charles Stewart. Proved at Pitts Town, Nov. 
30, 1772. 

1797, Oct. 26. Account by Jacob Anderson and David Frazer. 

Lib. 14, p. 444. 

1773, May 27. Anderson, John, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Son, Enoch, who I deem my heir-at-law, 5 shillings. Son, 
Ephraim, the plantation I bought from Captain Robert Spencer, in 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1771-1780 1 7 

Trenton, of 240 acres, now in the possession of Ephraim; also £500. 
Son, Ezekiel, 20 shillings. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Anderson, daugh- 
ter of my son, Ezekiel, my lands in Penns Neck, Middlesex Co., which 
I bought from the heirs of Garrit Schenck, of 700 acres, only such 
parts as I have sold excepted; also my negro boy Tom, that now 
lives with William Snowden; also £200, when she is 21, and she is 
to maintain her father and mother. Daughter, Rachel Anderson, 
£1,000. Son, Samuel, the farm where I live, and which I purchased 
from Doctor Thomas Cadwallader, and Hannah, his wife; also 108 
acres, which I bought from Samuel Tucker, and Elizabeth, his wife, 
and joins land late of Peter Hankinson; also £1,000, when he is 21; 
and, should Samuel die without issue, then the money to be divided 
between my son, Ephraim, my daughter, Sarah Willson, Cathrine 
Tindal, widow, and Rachel Anderson. I appoint Samuel Tucker, and 
my son-in-law, Andrew Willson, as guardians of son Samuel. Grand- 
son, Benjamin Anderson, son of my son, Benjamin, £200. Granddaugh- 
ter, Sarah Anderson, daughter of my son, Benjamin, £100. Daughter, 
Sarah Willson, my wench, Polly. The rest of my real and personal 
estate, including the plantation in Freehold, that I purchased from 
Thomas Anderson, and lots in Trenton and Maidenhead, to be sold, 
and the money remaining to be divided among my sons, Ephraim and 
Samuel, and my daughters, Sarah Wilson, Catherine Tindal, widow, 
and Rachel Anderson. To John Phillips, miller, such money as is 
due to him. Brother, Joshua Anderson, my lot in Trenton, called, 
in my late father's will, the west end of the Swamp lot, on the west 
side of York Road, and fronting the west side of Queen's Street. Son- 
in-law, Andrew Wilson, my house and lot in New Brunswick, which 
I bought from Cockran. Friend, Samuel Tucker, Esq., of Trenton, 
£50. Executors — friend, Samuel Tucker, Esq., my brother, Joshua 
Anderson, and my son-in-law, Andrew Willson. Witnesses — William 
Cleayton, Abraham Hunt, John Rickey. Proved Jan. 2, 1774. 

1774, April 2. Inventory, £5,971.3.6, made by Joseph Phillips and 
William Tucker. Lib. 17. p. 3. 

1774, Jan. 29. Anderson, Joshua, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Anderson, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — Andrew Willson, of 
Burlington Co. Witness — William Cleayton. Lib. 15, p. 512. 

1757, Ang. 13. Anderson, William, of New York City, taylor; will 
of. Wife, Elenor Anderson, all my real and personal estate. Execu- 
trix — my wife, Elenor. Witnesses — George Johnston, James Stock, 
Robert Yonge. Proved April 23, 1771. 

1757, Aug. 13. Power of attorney, to Elinor Anderson, John Goldy 
and Robert Johnson, to receive all moneys due, etc. Witnesses — 
George Johnston and James Stock. 

1771, April 30. Inventory, £318.6.0; signed by Elenor Anderson, 
Executrix. Lib. K, p. 326. 

1773, Jan. 21. Andrews, Edward, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Nehemiah Andrews. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Andrews; both of Wool- 
wich Township, said Co., yeomen. 

1773, Jan. 23. Inventory, £63.2.1, made by Solomon Lippincott and 
Constantine Wilkins. 

1773, Feb. 11. Inventory, £40.4.7, made by Solomon Lippincott and 
Constantine Wilkins. 

1774, Jan. 28. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 14, p. 518; Lib. 15, p. 510. 



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1775, July 25. Andrews, Isaac, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth Andrews, my plantation on Little 
Mantua Creek, during- her life. Son, Jeremiah, said plantation, and 
the rest of the land near the said creek. Son, Jeremiah, silver watch. 
Son, Isaac, silver watch. Daughter, Esther Andrews, £100, when of 
age. My executors are to sell land and swamp, agreed for in Sussex 
Co., on a branch of the Delaware, called Pohatscunck, and to sell 
that part leased to Daniel Furman, and a tract near Little Egg 
Harbor, devised to me by my mother, of 50 acres, also my house lot 
and tanyard in Haddonfleld, and a lot joining Edward Gibbs, of 1% 
acres, and a house and lot on the south side of Sasafras Street, in 
Philadelphia, which father, Elfreth, bought of John Smith, of Bur- 
lington; also a ground rent of £6 a year, payable by Aquilla Jones 
Smith, in Second Street, in Philadelphia, and a ground rent of £2.10.0, 
in Arch Street, devised to me by my aunt, Mary Andrews, of Phila- 
delphia, payable by Dederick Reeace, Innholder in Market Street. 
Executors — cousin, Mark Miller, and friend, Thomas Redman. Wit- 
nesses — Job Whitall, John Sharp, Samuel Thompson. Proved March 4, 
1776. 

1776, Feb. 14. Inventory, £287.14.5, made by Aaron Hewes and Job 
Whitall. Lib. 16, p. 467. 

1775, Nov. 29. Andrews, Jacob, of New Hanover, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Son, John Andrews, all inoveable estate; and he is to deliver 
to my daughter, Catherine Emley, a mare and two silver spoons; and 
to daughter, Mary Wardel, a mare; and to my grandson, William 
Pancoast, £30, when he is 21. Executors — son, John, and my friend, 
Richard Potts, to assist him. Witnesses — Edward Page, Hannah 
Parker, Richard Potts. Proved Dec. 19, 1775. 

1775, Dec. 25. Inventory, £991.14.1, made by Amos Wright and 
Richard Potts. Lib. 17, p. 281. 

1773, Jan. 21. Andrev^'s, Joseph, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Nehemiah Andrews. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Andrews; both of Wool- 
wich Township, said Co., yeomen. 

1774, Jan. 28. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 14, p. 518; Lib. 15, p. 510. 

1775, May 13. Andrews, Martin, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x 
Mary Catharine Andrews. Fellowbondsman — Christian Cummins; both 
of said Co. 

1775, May 13. Inventory, £72.4.0, made by Christian Cummins and 
Richard Vandike. Lib. 16, p. 530. 

1732, 9 mo. 2. Andrews, Sarah, of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington 
Co., widow; will of. Son, Samuel, great chair. Grandson, Jacob Ridg- 
way, one ewe. Daughters, Hannah Parker and Sarah Cramer, my 
clothing. Sons, Nehemiah Andrews and Isaac Andrews, to have the 
rest. Isaac to have his part when of age. Executor — son, Nehemiah. 
Witnesses — Jacob Ong, Jr., Hananiah Gaunt, Edward Ridgway. 
Proved June 17, 1778. 

1773, June 17. Inventory filed by Nehemiah Andrews, the Executor. 

Lib. 16. p. 70. 

1775, Feb. 10. Andrews, Thomas. Account made by Francis Dudley 
and Isaac Lippincott, surviving executors of Thomas Andrews, late 
of Evesham, Burlington Co. (See Lib. 8, p. 379, for will.) Lib 15, p. 531. 



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1773, IWarch 27. Ansley, William, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 

Co. Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth Ansley. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Cox; 
both of said place. 

1775, June 9. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 14, p. 520; Lib. 16, p. 444. 

1773, Feb. 22. Antrani, Isaac, of Spring-field, Burlington Co. Ward. 
Whereas, the heirs-at-law and next of kin have filed their petition, 
that Solomon Ridgway may be appointed guardian of Isaac Antram, 
son of Thomas Antram; it was allowed. Fellowbondsman — David 
Ridgway; both of said place. Witnesses— James Williams and Robert 
Burchau. 

1775, March 11. Petition of Howel Davis and Margaret Davis, both 
of Springfield Township, praying for Nathan Folwell to take out 
letters of administration, of all the personal estate of Isaac Antram, 
deceased, in the hands of Solomon Ridgway. Witnesses — John Black 
and 'William Stevenson. 

1775, March 13. Nathan Folwell made Adm'r of Isaac Antram, a 
minor, deceased, of property in the hands of Solomon Ridgway. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Samuel Eyre. Lib. 15, p. 526. 

1774, Jan. 19. Appleby, George, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
blacksmith; will of. Son, Ambrose, the middle part of my house. 
Daughter, Mary Appleby, the other % of the stone part, and, after 
her death, I will that the said part revert to Bridget Zanger, and, 
after her death, to my son, Ambrose. Son-in-law, James Jenkins, 
the frame part, and after his death and that of his wife, Jane, to 
Jane's children. My 8 acres of meadow^, and my 12 acres of wood- 
land, to be divided between my son, Ambrose, my son-in-law, James 
Jenkins, and my two daughters, Mary and Rebekah. Executor — 
son-in-lavsr, James Jenkins. Witnesses — William Hall, William Harri- 
son, Edward Cooper. Proved March 1, 1774. Lib. L, p. 117. 

1771, March 8. Applegate, Ebenezer, of Upper Freehold Township, 
Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. My plantation and moveable estate 
to be sold. Son, Ebenezer, £40 more than an equal share. Wife, 
Mary, and all my children, namely, Sarah, Francis, Rebecca, Cow^ard, 
Obadiah, Meribah, Ebenezer, Parthenia, Mary, Lucia and Margaret, 
the overplus. Children to be paid, when they are of age. Sarah's, 
Rebecca's and Obadiah's shares to be put at interest, and only to be 
paid as they need it. Eldest son, Obadiah, to have no other claim on 
my estate. Executors — son, Ebenezer, and my friend, Amos Middle- 
ton. Witnesses — Richard Herbert, James Herbert, William Lawrence. 
Proved Sept. 24, 1771. 

1771, Aug. 21. Inventory, £400.9.4, made by John Coward and John 
Polhemus. 

1771, Sept. 24. Renunciation by Amos Middleton. Lib. 15, p. 403. 

1780, Nov. 23. Applegate, "William, of Windsor Township, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife to have 12 acres of land during her life, to be 
taken off of my plantation, and, after her death, to belong to my son, 
Abner, and if he dies without issue, then to my sons, David and 
William, and they are to have the rest of my land. Daughter, Marget, 
a cow. If son, Daniel, ever returns home, he is to have 20 acres. 
A deed of gift I formerly gave to Daniel Bois, to be void. Executors 
— son, David, and friend, Jonathan Combs. Witnesses — William Smith, 
William Brotherton, Sarah Atchly. Proved Dec. 22, 1780. 

1780, Dec. 27. Inventory, £66. 11.7, made by Jonathan Combs and 
Cornelius Hendrickson. Lib. 22, p. 226. 



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1777, Oct. 3. Appellate, Zebalon, of South Ward of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Daughter, Lidia, £50 and negro Cuffe. 
Daughter, Catharine, £50. Wife, Ruth, both of the plantations during 
her life, and son, Charles, is to live where he dwells, and son, Na- 
thaniel, to live on the homestead. Lands to be sold, after death of 
wife, and money given to my 3 sons. Executors — brother, Thomas 
Appelgate, and friend, Stephen Voorhies. Witnesses — Nathaniel Ran- 
dolph, John Davison, John Davison, Jr. Proved Dec. 6, 1777. 

Lib. 19, p. 358. 

1758, Oct. 21. Appleton, Cornelins, of Nottingham Township, Bur- 
lington Co., cooper; will of. Wife, Mary, some of the household goods. 
Children, Richard, Cornelius, Hannah and Josiah Appleton, rest of 
household goods, and the cattle, sheep and swine. Son, Joseph, £5. 
Son, Josiah, my plantation where I live; and he is to maintain his 
mother. Executor — son, Josiah. Witnesses — John Abbott, Joseph 
Chambers, William Willgus. Proved April 9, 1779. 

1779, April 8. Inventory, £10, made by John Phares and William 
Foord. 

1783, Oct. 4. Account by Adm'r. Paid William Appleton, as heir 
and legatee, £5. Paid Richard Appleton, two shares for his deceased 
brother, £1.19.0. Paid Hannah Hook, legatee, 19 shillings and 6 pence. 
Paid this accountant, as his legacy, 19 shillings and 6 pence. 

Lib. 21, p. 232; Lib. 25, p. 101. 

1778, Aug. 12. Appleton, Josiah, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., cooper; 
will of. Son, Josiah, a lot I bought of Robert Smith, in Queens 
Street; also 3 acres, part of 12 acres I bought of Thomas Jenny. 
Son, Abraham, i^ of the house and lot, where I live; also 3 acres of 
the said 12 acres; also % of the lot I bought of Benjamin Smith, being 
on King Street. Son, John, % the house and lot I live in; also 6 acres 
of the said 12; also Vz of a lot I bought of Benjamin Smith, in King 
Street. Sons, Josiah, Abraham and John, all moveable estate. Execu- 
tors — sons, Josiah and Abraham. Witnesses — Benjamin Yard, John 
Yard, George Yard. Proved July 14, 1779. 

1782, June 5. Inventory, £588.10.3, made by Charles Axford, Jr., and 
Joseph Jenkins. Lib. 21, p. 146. 

1774, March 18. Arey, Adam, of Readington, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Susanah, all the goods she thinks proper, and, after 
her death, to be divided among all my children. I have disposed of 
my lands, to my son, Isaac, and he is to pay all my debts, and find 
what is necessary for me and my wife, during our lives. Son, Adam, 
£10, for his birthright. The rest to my children. The children of 
my daughter, Elizabeth, to have a full share of a child, and that to 
be equally divided amongst Abram Day, Eve and Mary; the children 
of my son, Jacob, to have one equal part amongst them, to wit, 
Jecobes, Mary, Jacob and Isaac. My son, Adam, to have one equal 
part, and my son, Isaac, one equal part, and my daughter, Mary's 
child, if living, to age of 18, to have 50 shillings. My son, Abram's 
child, Catherine, a red chest. Executors — Harmen Lane and my son, 
Isaac. Witnesses — Jeromus Van Vliedt, James Emans, Andrew Van 
Sickle. Proved Aug. 20, 1774. 

1774, Aug. 5. Inventory, £166.19.4, made by Andrew Van Sickle and 
James Emans. 



CALENDAR OF WILI^S I77I-I780 21 

1793, May 10. Account by Executors. Includes a legacy to Susan- 
nah Bryant, £2.10.0; cash paid for coffin, etc., £5.10.0; paid for coffin, 
etc., for testator's widow, £3. Lib. 17, p. 90. 

1778, April 4. Armstrongr. George, of Bedminster, Somerset Co.; 
will of. Eldest daughter, Elizabeth, 300 dollars, and to her daughter, 
Anne Marsh, 100 dollars. Daughter, Sarah, 50 dollars, and to her 
daughter, Sarah O'Harra, 100 dollars. To Jane Parson, 50 dollars. 
Daughter, Margaret, 500 dollars. Daughter, Rhoda, 500 dollars, and 
to Mary Tuttle, 100 dollars. To Benjamin Marsh, 20 dollars. Son, 
John, to have power to sell the house and 65% acres of land, and 
he to pay the above legacies. Daughter-in-law, Peggy Armstrong, 
my large brass kettle. My daughters, Elizabeth, Peggy and Rhoda, 
furniture. Executor — son, John. Witnesses — Aaron Melieh, Joseph 
Crane, Robert Allen. Proved March 26, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 32. 

1777, Aug. 6. Armstrong, Nathan, of Hardwick, Sussex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Afee, £25 a year. Son, George, % of my farm. 
Son, John, the other V2 : which lands I bought from Samuel Green, 
100 acres, and from Edward Pennington, 260 acres, and from George 
Brian, 62 acres. Son, William, the plantation I bought of Daniel Cox, 
and a lot I bought of John Green. Daughter, Elizabeth, wife of 
Archibald Stinson, £50. Daughter, Mary, wife of Robert Bevers, Jr., 
£50. Daughter, Hannah, £100. Daughter, Sarah, £100. Executors — 
wife, Effey, and sons, George, John and William. Witnesses — Stephen 
Shiner, Richard Shackleton, Joseph Reeder. 

1777, Aug. 5. Codicil. Witnesses — Stephen Shiner, Richard Shackle- 
ton. Proved May 18, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 306. 

1772, Jnne 5. Arney, Joseph, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth Arney, % of profits of my lands, and all house- 
hold goods, to enable her to support our son, Samuel Hall Arney; but, 
as I did assign a bond of £120, given under the hand and seal of 
Arney Lippincott, which bond I have assigned to Joseph Mullin for 
the use of my wife, now my will is, that said bond be taken as part 
of dower, to the value of £120. Son, Joseph, 5 shillings. Rebecca 
Potts, and her husband, and 5 children, to each 20 shillings. I have 
due to me from Richard Potts, £99 on bond, V2 of which I give to my 
grandson, John Paxson Arney, when he is 21; but, if he die, then it 
is to be paid to my daughter-in-law, Martha Arney. If my son, 
Samuel H. Arney, should live to become needy, then he is to have 
such relief as his condition may require. Daughter-in-law, Margret 
Arney, £6 yearly, for her support and her children. All real and 
personal estate to be sold. My grandchildren, the children of my 
son Joseph, the rest of my estate. Executors — my friends, Daniel 
Saxton and James Saxton. Witnesses — William Justice, Henry Pax- 
son, Henry Paxson, Jr. Proved Jan. 1, 1773. 

1773, Jan. 1. Inventory, £447.13.111/^, made by Henry Paxson and 
Joseph Mullin. 

1776, April 1. Account of Daniel Sexton, acting Executor. Planta- 
tion in Arney's Town sold for £234.11.5. Paid Martha Arney, Eliza- 
beth Arney, Joseph Arney, Henry Paxson, Joseph Mullin, Sarah Jones, 
Margaret Arney, Richard Potts, Arney Lippincott, Elizabeth Smith, 
John Comfort, Earl Shinn, Robert Bels, Joseph Budd, George Doug- 
lass, James Kinsey, William Calvert, Samuel Clark, Joseph Borden, 
John Quicksall, Jr., and Henry and Sarah Clark. Lib. 16, pp. 129, 484. 



22 NEW JERSEY COI.ONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1778, Feb. 30. Arnold, Mary, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; wili of. 
Son-in-law, John Miller, and Mary, his wife, of the said Co., all my 
real and personal estate. Executors — the said John and Mary Miller. 
Witnesses — Thomas Woodruff, Jr., James Chapman, Thomas Mann. 
Proved Oct. 24, 1778. Lib- 20, p. 48. 

1771, Aug. 27. Arons, James, of Pitts Grove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mathew (Martha), a good support out of my estate. Son, John 
Arons, 7 shilling's and 6 pence. Son, William, my home place. Son, 
James, £50. Son, Garrot, £10. Daughter, Elizabeth, a chest. Daugh- 
ter, Rachel, a chest. Daughter, Rebecca, a chest. Executors — son, 
William, and William Worth. Witnesses — John Keepper, Elizabeth 
Keepper, Richard Worth. Proved April 23, 1776. 

1771, Sept. 10. Inventory, £328.5.11%, made by Thomas Sparks and 
William Alderman. Lib. 17, p. 3G7. 

1768, July 3. Asson, Pinset, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. To my mother, £2 yearly during her life. To William Asson, son 
of Thomas Asson, 5 shillings, to prevent his claiming any part of my 
estate, as heir-at-law. To Achsha Kindle, £20, when she is 18. To 
Samuel Kindle, son of Thomas Kindle, £5. My plantation to be rented 
to Thomas Kindle for 8 years at £10 a year. Said plantation to be 
rented till Clayton and Thomas Kindle, sons of the said Thomas, are 
21, and then the land to be divided between said Clayton and Thomas, 
Jr. Executors — friend, Rachel Kindle, and Clayton Kindle. Wit- 
nesses — Zachariah Robins, Joseph Cowperthwaite, Richard Potter. 
Proved Jan. 4, 1775. 

1774, Dec. 31. Inventory, £61.1.0, made by Amos Wright and John 
Estill, Sr. Lib. 17, p. 199. 

1771, Aug. 31. Atchley, Thomas, of South Ward of Brunswick, 
Middlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Joshua, 20 shillings. Son, Na- 
thaniel, 20 acres of my plantation, to include the house and barn, and 
bind on lands of Henry Davis and Fernant Gulick. Sons, Joshua, 
Benjamin, Jesse, David and Daniel, the rest of plantation, and they 
are to pay my daughter, Ruth, the wife of Anthony Burros, of Hun- 
terdon Co., £40. Executors — sons, Benjamin, and Nathaniel. Wit- 
nesses — Fornant Gulick, David Mapes, Joseph Skelton. Proved Feb. 
6, 1775. 

1775, Jan. 14. Inventory, £45.2.4, made by Fornant Gulick and David 
Mapes. Lib. L, p. 360. 

1771, March 2. Atkinson, John, of Somerset Co., Ensign in the 
N. J. Regiment. Int. Adm'r — William McDonald, of said Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — Jonathan Deare, of City of Perth Amboy. W^itness — Bower 
Reed. File No. 389 R; Lib. H, p. 268. 

1772, April 9. Atlcinson, Michael, of Springfield Township, Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Brother, Job Atkinson, 5 shillings. Sister, Hannah 
Pancoast, wife of Shedlock Pancoast, 5 shillings. Brother, Amos 
Atkinson, the rest of my goods. Executor — Isaiah Shinn, son of 
Frances Shinn. Witnesses — Nathan Folwell, Edward Black, John 
Atkinson. Proved May 8, 1772. 

1772, May 8. Inventory, £249.4.2, made by Nathan Folwell and 
Edward Black. Lib. 15, p. 460. 



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1769, April 13. Atkinson, Samuel, of Chester Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman: will of. Son, Thomas, 5 shilllng-s. Son, Samuel, negro 
man, called Adam. Daughter, Rebeckah, negro boy, called Lott, 
which is now bound to Thomas Stokes. Daughter, Ruth, negro boys, 
called Noah and Andrew. To my son Thomas's two sons, William and 
John, negro boy, called Uz. Whereas, Governor William Penn (as I 
have been very well informed) did promise my deceased father, if 
he would take up 500 acres of land within his Province, he would 
give him a lot in Philadelphia with Liberty land, and my father did 
take up 500 acres of land, as by the survey on record may appear, 
and he died soon after, and the Proprietor did lay out a lot, which 
I have seen in a map of the City, with my father's name thereon, 
which lot and Liberty lands belong to me. I give the same to my 2 
above said daughters. Executors — son-in-law, Joshua Bispham, and 
Thomas Say. Witnesses — John Cox, William Cox, Jr., Abigail Cox. 
Proved April 13, 1775. 

1775, March 27. Inventory, £113.11.0, made by Jacob Hollinshead 
and John Cox. Lib. 17, p. 153. 

1773, Dec. 7. Atmore, Thomas, of Newton Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Abigail Atmore, £250, and £10 yearly. 
Grandson, Thomas, son of William Atmore, £70. Grandson, William, 
son of William Atmore, £70. Grandson, Caleb, son of Isaac Atmore, 
£70. Son, Caleb, plantation where I live, being on Newton Creek; 
also a plantation at Raccoon Creek, said Co.; also £150. Son, Jona- 
than, £50. Granddaughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, daughters of 
Jonathan, £5 apiece. Daughter, Susannah Clark, £20. To Abigail, 
Margaret, Mary and Edith, daughters of said Susannah Clark, £5 
apiece. To Mary and Elizabeth, daughters of my son, Caleb, £20 
apiece. Grandchildren, Mary, Elizabeth and Caleb Lippencott, the 
children of Arney Lippencott, and Rebecca, his late wife, £5 apiece. 
Rest of personal and real estate to my son, Caleb. Executor — son, 
Caleb. Witnesses — James Gill, John Snode, Samuel Spicer. Proved 
Jan. 24, 1775. Lib. 17, p. 193. 

1773, Aug. 31. Austin, Francis, of Evesham, Burlington Co. Ward. 
Son of William Austin. Guardian — James Buxton, of said place. 
Fellowbondsman — Joseph Mullen, of Northampton, said Co. 

Lib. 15, p. 492. 

1778, Oct. 23. Austin, Jonathan, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Rebekah, use of my plantation, while my widow, 
and to bring up my children till they are of age. Son, Jonathan, the 
land I bought of my brother, Amos Austin. Sons, James and Abel, 
my plantation. Son, Abel, land that I bought of John Engle. To my 
3 married daughters, Rachel, Sarah and Lydia Haines, 5 shillings 
each. To my daughters, Rebekah, Mary, Martha and Elizabeth, £100 
each. Sons, Jonathan, James and Abel, my cedar swamp and pine 
land in Evesham, which I bought of my brother, Francis Austin. 
Executors — my wife, and my son, Jonathan Austin. Witnesses — 
Reese Price, John Hewson, Thomas Parkinson. Proved Nov. 31, 1778. 

1778, Nov. 28. Inventory, £3302.10.3, made by Isaac Evans and 
William Rogers. Lib. 20, p. 171. 



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1767, March 17. Axford, John, of Oxford Township, Sussex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Abraham, £80, which is the amount of a bond he 
gave to Samuel Wells. Son, John, the farm where I live. Son, Abra- 
ham, 6 acres of meadow. Sons, Samuel and Jonathan, other land. 
To the Friends of the Hardwick Meeting-, in said Co., 40 shillings, to 
help build a stone wall around the graveyard. Executors — sons, John 
and Abraham. Witnesses — Thomas Vanhorne, Richard Shackleton, 
John Thomson, John Jewel. Proved Jan. 1, 1772. 

1771, Dec. 26. Inventory, £198.16.10, made by Robert Anderson and 
John Jewel. Lib. 15, p. 445. 

1767, Nov. 9. Ayars, Aaron, of Upper Alloways Creek Township, 
Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Benaja Ayars, 5 shillings. Son, 
Moses, 5 shillings. Wife, Abigail, all my land and goods, and at her 
death to be sold, and the money given to my sons and daughters, 
when they are 21. Executors — wife, Abigail, and my friend, Jona- 
than Ayars. Witnesses — John Richardson, Mary Roberson, John 
Holme. Proved April 7, 1772. 

1772, April 7. Inventory, £66.13.0, made by John Holme and Joseph 
Bivins. Lib. 15, p. 337. 

1771, Aug. 1. Ayars, Caleb, of Stow Creek Township, Cumberland 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Jonathan, 50 acres at the west end of 
plantation, where I live, joining on the north by his other land, and 
on west by Bartholomew Hunt, and south by Ebenzer Howell. Son, 
Joseph, salt marsh in Greenwich, that I bought of John Jarman; also 
1/^ of the land in Salem Co., joining to his other land, Hugh Dunn 
and William Russell. Grandchildren, Michajah Ayars, Elijah Ayars 
and Azariah Ayars, sons of Nathan Ayars, deceased, the other l^ of 
my land in Salem Co., as tenants in common. Daughter, Paciance 
Bonham, 10 acres where her house is, bounded by Elijah Bowen (now 
occupied by Seth Bowen). I also give to said Patience, £10. Son, 
Isaac, rest of my plantation where I live; also a salt marsh in Stath- 
ams Neck, he paying to my son, Joseph, £20. Daughters, Hannah 
Parvin and Keziah Robins, £10 each. Son-in-law, James M'ferson, 
£10. Grandson, Nathan Ayars, 30 shillings. I give the rest of my 
moveable estate to my children, sons and daughters (James M'ferson, 
or his representatives, the children of my daughter Abigail, deceased, 
to be one of them). Executors — sons, Joseph and Jonathan. Wit- 
nesses — Benjamin Dunn, Jonathan Jarman, Elnathan Davis. 

1771, Aug. 1. Codicil. Bearing to mind that I was to give my 
cousin, William Barratt, son of Caleb, £7 and 10 shillings, I now give 
it to him, when he is 21. Witnesses — Benjamin Dunn, Jonathan Jar- 
man, Elnathan Davis. Proved Aug. 13, 1771. 

1771, Aug. 14. Inventory, £220.9.2, made by Joseph Bivins and 
Reuben Jarman. 

1772, Dec. 22. Account by Jonathan Ayars, acting Executor. Paid 
Azariah McPherson, £10.0.3; paid William Barrett's legacy, 10 shill- 
ings and 5 pence. Paid remainder of subscription towards the meet- 
ing house, £3.2.0. Lib. 14, p. 504; Lib. 15, p. 199. 

1766, Dec. 14. Ayars, Rebekah, of Stow Creek Precinct, Cumber- 
land Co., widow of Caleb Ayars; will of. Three pounds to be paid 
for tombstones, to be placed at my grave. Eldest daughter, Sarah 
Bivins, rest of my personal and real estate, except what I give to 



CAI,ENDAR OF WILIyS I77I-I780 25 

my daughter Tabtthla. Youngest daughter, Tabithia Francis, £5. The 
money that my son, Stephen, owes me, ia to be paid to my Executrix. 
Executor — son-in-law, Joseph Bivins. Witnesses — Joseph Bowen, 
Robard Savidge, Jonathan Davis. Proved Oct. 31, 1774. 

1774, Oct. 23. Inventory, £19.1.9, made by James McFerson and 
Joseph Bowen. Lib. 17, p. 94. 

1777, April 14, Ayers, John, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, my personal estate. Lands to be sold. Son, S. Bayley, 
£200. Son, Elisha, £200. Daughter, Elizabeth, £100. Daughters, Mary, 
Sarah, Phebe and Ann, £20 each. To Abraham and Mary Beach, the 
children of my daughter, Hannah, deceased, £20 when of age. If 
there is more money, then the rest to be divided among all my chil- 
dren, including Isaac, Silas and John. Executors — friends, Silas Con- 
diet and Benjamin Pierson, Jr. Witnesses — John Morris, John Crane, 
Barnabas Evans. Proved May 3, 1777. Lib. 18, p. 317. 

1775, March 21. Ayers, Jonathan, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co., 
carpenter; will of. Wife, Ann Ayers, goods to keep house with, and 
profits of the house and lot where I live, till my son, John, is 21, when 
it is to be sold. Son, Jonathan, £10. Daughter, Phebe, wife of Henry 
Allen, £10. Daughter, Liles, the wife of James Moore, £15. Sons, 
Jonathan, Stephen, Joseph, David, Gershom, Enos and John, rest of 
the money. After my wife's decease, her wearing apparel to be given 
to my daughters, Phebe and Lilies. Executors — son, Jonathan, and 
my friend, John Roy. Witnesses — Joseph Roy, Hugh McDonald, 
Insley Roy. Proved April 14, 1777. 

1777, April 14. Inventory, £204.8.6, made by Daniel Hampton and 
Nathaniel Ayers. Lib. 18, p. 570. 

1779, May 7. Ayers, Obadiah, of Hardwick, Sussex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, Ezekiel, £5. Wife, Deborah Ayers, £60, and she is to 
be supported by my grandson, Abadiah Ayers. Daughter, Patience 
Bloom, and my daughter, Rehodi Bell, and my grandson, Ezekel 
Troter, rest of moveable estate. Grandson, Abadiah Ayers, my plan- 
tation. Executors — Samuel Landon and Samuel Chidester. Witnesses 
— Isaac Bell, Edmond Bowman. Proved Dec. 2, 1780. 

1780, Dec. 1. Inventory, £74.17.6, made by Isaac Bell and James 
McCracken. Lib. 22, p. 306. 

1777, May 8. Babbit, Isaac, of Mendham, Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Seth Babbit. Pellowbondsman — Isaac Babbit; both of said place. 

1777, May 8. Renunciation by Elizabeth Babbit, widow of Isaac. 
Witness — Daniel Babbit. 

1777, May 1. Inventory, £647.5.6, made by John Drake and Artemas 
Day. Notes from Job Babbit and Isaac Babbit. Lib. 18, p. 471. 

1775, IVov. 22. Bacon, Isaac, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co., yeoman; will of. Daughter, Philah Bacon, 9 acres on the north- 
east part of the plantation, where I live. Daughter, Hannah, land 
on the west of plantation. Daughter, Mary Bacon, ^2, of the rest, 
and to daughter, Anna Bacon, other 1^ of the rest of the plantation. 
Wife, Mary, use of the plantation and moveable estate, while my 
widow. The cedar swamp that I bought of William Eldridge to be 
sold. Executors — my friends. Job Butcher, of Hopewell Township, 



26 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

and John Shepherd, of Greenwich Township. "Witnesses — Isaac Tits- 
worth, Silas Harris, Isaac Brown. Proved Jan. 12, 1776. 

1776, Jan. 12. Renunciation by both Executors. 

1776, Jan. 12. Adm'x — Mary Bacon, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co., 
widow. Fellowbondsman — Philip Bacon, yeoman. Witness — Maskell 
Ewing-, Jr. 

1776, Jan. 11. Inventory, £175.14.4, made by Abijah Holmes and 
Isaac Titsworth. Lib. 17, p. 331. 

1775, March 1, Bacon, James, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Eldest son, David Bacon, the plantation where I live, 
bounded by Charles Davis, Samuel Watson, and the 2 main roads 
leading- to Tindals Island. Youngest son, Isaac, that plantation in 
Greenwich, bounded by lands of Phineas Carle, Constant Smith and 
Thomas Maskell. Son, David, is to pay £100 to my Executrix. Wife, 
Sarah, Vz of my moveable estate. Daughters, Rachel and Abigail, 
other % of moveable estate. Executrix — Wife, Sarah. Witnesses — 
Jeremiah Harding, David Shepherd, Thomas Ewing. Proved March 
28, 1775. 

1775, March 28. Inventory, £230.4.0, made by Enos Woodruff and 
John Bacon. Lib. 17, p. 124. 

1772, Jan. 20. Bacon, John, of City of Burlington. Int. Adm'r — 
Daniel Bacon, blacksmith. Fellowbondsman — William Smith, Esq.; 
both of said city. Lib. 14, p. 411. 

1778, Jan. 20. Bacon, Nathan, of Stow Creek Township, Cumberland 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Furman Shepherd. Fellowbondsman — David Bowen; 
both of said Co. Witnesses — Charles Clunn and Theo. Elmer. 

1777, Oct. 15. Inventory, £413.0.11, made by David Bowen and Isaac 
Watson. 

1779, June 2. Account by Adm'r. Paid Rachel Bacon, for work 
done, £5.10.0. Lib. 20, p. 2; Lib. 22, p. 65. 

1779, July 23. Bacon, Shepherd, of Cumberland Co. Ward. Son of 
Jeremiah Bacon, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Furman Shepherd, 
of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. Fellowbondsman — James Shepherd, of 
said Co. Witnesses — Rachel Clunn and Theo. Elmer. Lib. 22, p. 60. 

1771, July 17. Bacon, Thomas, of Greenwich Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ellenor, % the profits of the land, and % of my 
goods. Daughters, Rachel, Dorcas, Ruth and Ellenor, % of my goods. 
Son, Charles, one cow, and all my lands, except 8 acres joining my 
brother, John Bacon; he to pay my son, John, when he is 21, £100. 
Son, John, is to have the said 8 acres. Executors — wife, Ellenor, and 
my brother, John Bacon, and Charles Bacon, my son. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Sheppard, Robert Ewing, James Davis. Proved Feb. 8, 1772. 

1771, Nov. 4. Inventory, £371.2.8, made by Enos Woodruff and 
Charles Davis. Lib. 15, p. 346. 

1779, Sept. 29. Bacon, William, of Stow Creek Township, Cumber- 
land Co. Ward. Son of Nathan Bacon, of said place, deceased. 
Guardian — John Wheaton, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Michael 
Hoshel. Witnesses — John Worthington and Aaron Butcher. 

Lib. 22, p. 62. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-1780 27 

1773, IVov. 10. Badcock, Gideon, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co., g-entleman; will of. My estate to be sold, and wife, Margaret, 
to have V3, and the other % to be divided between my .son and daugh- 
ter, which are born, and the other child that is to be born, of my 
wife. Executor — my father. Return Badcock. Witnesses — Andrew 
Blackman, Andrew Blackman, Jr., Catharine Bright. Proved Jan. 11, 
1774. 

1773, Dec. 12. Inventory, £292.0.3 1^, made by Gideon Scull, Andrew 
Blackman, Jr., and John Scull. 

1774, Sept. 9. Account by Executor. Lib. 15, p. 497; Lib. 17, p. 49. 

1777, March 27. Badcock, Joseph, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Lydia Badcock, widow of said Joseph. Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Edwards; both of said Co. Witness — James Godfrey. 

1777, March 18. Inventory, £638.15.10, made by James Godfrey and 
Joseph Edwards. Lib. 22, p. 43. 

1765, Oct. 1. Badcock, Mary, of Cape May Co., gentlewoman and 
widow; will of. Son, Joseph Badcock, bed and bedding. Daughters, 
Hannah Evins and Sarah Smith, my apparel. Granddaughter, Vialete 
Richason, 20 shillings. To said Joseph Badcock, Hannah Evins, Sarah 
Smith, and my grandson, Joseph Smith, and my grandson, Jeremiah 
Leaming, the remainder. Said Joseph Smith and Jeremiah Leaming 
are under 21. Executors — son, Joseph Badcock, and my son-in-law, 
John Evins. Witnesses — Joseph Corson, Isaac Baner, Lydia Baner. 
Proved April 11, 1778. 

1778, April 11. Whereas, Mary Badcock (widow) made will and 
appointed Executors, both of whom are dead, Jeremiah Smith prays 
to be made Adm'r with will annexed. Adm'r- — Jeremiah Smith, of 
Gloucester Co. Fellowbondsman— Joseph Edwards, of Cape May Co. 
Witnesses- — Joseph Corson and Isaac Baner. 

1778, April 3. Inventory, £6.10.0, made by Joseph Corson and Joseph 
Edwards. Lib. 22, p. 44. 

1777, July 7. Badgley, James, of Elizabeth, Essex Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Hannah, V3 of my moveable estate, and % of my home lot 
where I live, during her life. Son, James, 5 shillings more than I 
have given him before. Son, Joseph, 5 shillings more than I have 
given him by deed. Sons, Anthoney and Robert, my home lot, where 
I live. Son, Anthoney, % of my lot at the mountain. I have given 
to son, Robert, Vz of the same lot by deed. Sons, Anthony and Robert, 
Vs of that lot joining Joseph Badgley and William Parsel, which I 
lately run out to them, and they are to pay to their mother, £25, and 
to my daughter's daughters, namely, Hannah, Elizabeth, Rachal, 
Sarah, Masah, £25, divided between the said Hannah Freland, Eliza- 
beth Freland, Rachal Freland, Sarah Freland, Marsy Freland. Sons, 
James, Anthony, Joseph, Robert, all my unsurveyed lands. Grandson, 
William Robertson, 40 shillings. My granddaughter, the wife of 
Job Little, 40 shillings. "The legacy given my daughter Marsy 
Garles." Executors — sons, Anthony and Robert. Witnesses — Jacob 
Clark, John Badgley. Proved Nov. 18, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 472. 

1773, June 2. Bailey, James, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary 
Bailey, of Alexandria Township, said Co. Fellowbondsman — Thomas 



28 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Potts, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Witnesses — William Miller and 
Edward Hunt. 

1773, June 1. Inventory, £429.1.6, made by Thomas Potts and Edward 
Hunt. ' Lib. 15. p. 491. 

1775, Aug. 31. Bainbridgre, Hannah, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Sisters, Mary, Sarah and Abigail, my apparel and goods. My 
sisters, and brother, William, my money. Executor — brother, William 
Bainbridge. Witnesses — Poster Burrowes, Nathaniel Baldwin, John 
Guild. Proved Oct. 14, 1777. Lib. 20, p. 188. 

1775, April 6. Balnbrldge, John, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Sons, John and Absolom, to be put out to business. Children, 
Edmund, Elizabeth, Kezia, John and Absolom, my real and personal 
estate. Executors — brother-in-law, William Phillips, of Maidenhead, 
and Joseph Slvelton, of Windsor, Middlesex Co. Witnesses — David 
Olden, Joseph Skelton, Jr., Jonathan Deare. Proved April 24, 1775. 

Lib. L,, p. 374. 

1776, March 25. Balnbrldge, Sarah, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. My brother, William, and my sisters, Hannah, Mary and 
Abigail, to have my money. Executor — William Bainbridge, my 
brother. Witnesses — Foster Burrowes, Timothy Hunt, John Guild. 
Proved May 13, 1776. Lib. 20, p. 80. 

1773, Aug. 30. Bainbridge, Theophilus, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Mary Bainbridge. Fellowbondsman — William Bain- 
bridge; both of said place. Witness — John Moore. 

1773, Sept. 2. Inventory, £176.3.6, made by Stephen Burrowes and 
Jeremiah Woolsey. Lib. 15, p. 493. 

1773, Oct. 11. Baird, Andrew, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, to have a comfortable living out of the estate given to 
my sons, Obadiah and Jonathan. Eldest son, Bedent, 20 shillings. 
Son, Barzillai, the land late the property of Thomas Bullman, and 
he is to pay off the bonds, due to Peter Bowne's estate, to Joseph 
Bowne and John Vanbrockle. Son, Obadiah, the south part of my 
land, and son, Jonathan, the rest. Son, Samuel, £150, as he and his 
family may want it. Son, Ezekiel, £150. Money due me from my 
sons, Bedent and John, to go to pay legacies. Executors — son, Jona- 
than, and Peter Schenck, son of Koert. Witnesses — Jonathan Bowne, 
Zebulon Baird, Nathaniel Scudder. Proved Oct. 21, 1773. 

1773, Nov. 18. Inventory, £903.9.7, made by Tunis Vanderveer, Jr., 
Zebulon Baird and John Van Der Veer. Lib. L, p. 29. 

1778, Sept. 27. Baird, Jante.f, of Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth Baird, all real and personal 
estate, during her life. To the Mansfield Woodhouse Meeting House 
Trustees, £5. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and nephew, Thomas Bowl- 
by. Witnesses — Joseph Lewis, Benjamin Grymets, John Forrester. 
Proved Nov. 1, 1778. 

1778, Oct. 6. Inventory, £509.6.0, made by Joseph Hagaman and 
John Forrester. 

1792, May 29. Account by Thomas Bowlby. Paid by John Reeder, 
for 3 years rent of the farm, £66. Lands sold by the Sheriff. 188 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 29 

acres, for £291. Paid for hauling a load of goods, from the widow's 
former residence, 10 shilling's. Supplied widow and negros with 
shoes. Paid for brick to set the still, 10 shillings. Paid Nathaniel 
Hunt, Commissioner of the Loan Office, in full of a mortgage, £90.15.7. 
Paid Henry Scott, for interest, £16.7.0. Paid Joshua Corshon, Sheriff, 
in full of execution, at the suit of Henry Scott, £211.10.0. 

Lib. 21, p. 281. 

1779, April 7. Baird, John, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Hezekiah 
Reeve. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Reeve; both of Roxbury, said Co. 

Lib. 22, p. 31. 

1779, Feb. 2. Baker, Henry, of Westfleld, Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Phebe, my moveable estate, and the use 
of my home place where I live, except what I will give to my sons, 
Daniel and Henry, while she is my widow, to bring up the youngest 
children. Son, Daniel, the place where he lives, that I bought of 
Edward Marsh; also the land that is bounded by Aaron Miller, and is 
along the road that leads from Westfleld to Springfield, of 2 acres. 
Son, Henry, land bounded by John Scudder, and along the road that 
leads from John Briant to the mountains. Sons, William and Jona- 
than, the rest of my home place. The land I bought of Abraham 
Ludlum, at a place called Cheapside, to be sold, and the money given 
to my two youngest children, Jeremiah and Hedges, when 21. Daugh- 
ter, Phebe, £100, when 18. Sons, Daniel, Henry and William, my salt 
marsh in Rahway Meadow, below Trembles Point. Executors — friend, 
John Scudder, and my son, Daniel. Witnesses — Theophilus Peirson, 
Abraham Peirson, Jacob Davis. Proved Sept. 9, 1780. 

1780, Oct. 21. Inventory, made by John Briant and William Peirson. 

Lib. 22, p. 279. 

1774, Jan. 29. Baker, Jacob, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
tanner; will of. Son, David Baker, who is my eldest son, 50 shillings. 
My V2 of 10 acres of woodland, between me and my son, David, and 
4V2 acres of salt meadow, joining Benjamin Hains on one side, and 
one side on Oyster Creek, to be sold, and after the debts are paid, if 
any be left, to be given to sons, Jonathan and William, when 21. 
Sons, Jonathan and William, the house and farm where I live. Chil- 
dren, Sarah Baker, Phebe Baker, Ester Baker and Mary Baker, an 
equal portion when 21. Executors — friends, Timothy Woodruff, Sr., 
and William Herriman. Witnesses — Benjamin Hainds, Andrew Mc- 
Myer, Gilbert Myer. Proved March 1, 1774. Lib. L, p. 108. 

1773, Oct. 16. Baker, John, of Evesham Township, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Son, John, my lands where I live, after his mother's death. 
Son, Jacob, 5 shillings. Daughter, Rosannah Baker, 5 shillings. Wife, 
Catharine, moveable estate, out of which she shall keep my grandson, 
Oratio Pitcock, till he is 16, when he is to be bound to a trade; and 
she is also to have the profits of my lands. Executor — my friend, 
Thomas Wilkins, Jr. Witnesses — Enoch Haines, Thomas Iredell, John 
Campbell. Proved Jan. 8, 1774. 

1773, Dec. 10. Inventory, £53.2.0, made by Jacob Wilkins and Robert 
Bishop. Lib. 16, p. 319. 



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1777, Oct. 15. Baldwin, Aaron, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Aaron 
Baldwin, of said Co. Said Ward has real and personal estate. Guar- 
dian — James Thompson, of Morris Co. Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Baldwin, the 4th, of Essex Co. Witness — William Burnet. 

Lib. 18, p. 621. 

1777, Sept. 11. Baldwin, Caleb, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Zadok Baldwin and Zebulon Jones. Fellowbondsman — Josiah 
Quinby; all of said place. Witness — John Burnet. Lib. 18, p. 624. 

1775, Aug. 0. Baldwin, Isaac, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. Adm'ra 
— 'Elizabeth Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin and Bethuel Farrand. Fellow- 
bondsmen — John Salter and Jonas Ward; all of said place. Witness 
— Abraham Ogden, Surrogate. Lib. M, p. 38. 

1779, Feb. 1. Baldwin, Jeremiah, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Josiah 
Quinby. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Woodruff; both of said Co. Wit- 
ness — Nancy MeWhorter. Lib. 22, p. 34. 

1775, Xov. 6. Baldwin, Joel, of Waterford Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'x — Mary Baldwin, of said Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Stone, of Chester Township, Burlington Co. 

1775, Oct. 11. Inventory, £88.3.0, made by Georg-e Browning and 
John Stone. 

1778, Nov. 12. Account by Adm'x. Apparel was given to his 
brothers. Lib. 15, p. 550; Lib. 16, p. 506. 

1764, Aug. 11. Baldwin, John, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
% of my moveable estate. Son, Ezekiel, 5 shillings. Son, Enos, 3 
acres of salt meadow, being part of a meadow I bought of Samuel 
Brown, situate in the Great Meadows of Newark. Daughters, Phebe, 
Mary and Jemima, % of my moveables, after the said % is taken out. 
Granddaughters, Rebeckah and Lydia Orsborn, 14 of the moveables, 
when of age. Son, Nathan, all my land and salt meadows, not before 
given. Executors — my wife, and my son, Enos. Witnesses — Lewis 
Baldwin, Thomas Baldwin, Moses Baldwin. Proved Jan. 14, 1773. 

Lib. K, p. 525. 

1777, Oct. 15. Baldwin, Martha, of Essex Co. Ward. Daughter of 
Aaron Baldwin, of said Co. Guardian — James Thompson, of Morris 
Co. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Baldwin, the 4th, of Essex Co. Wit- 
ness — William Burnet. Lib. 18, p. 621. 

1772, Nov. 12. Baldwin, Robert, of Newark, Essex Co., tanner; will 
of. Eldest son, Abner. £25. My whole estate I give to my wife, 
Eunie, my sons, Caleb, Zadok, Matthias, Linus, and my daughter, 
Mary, as follows: that my wife, Eunie, and sons, Caleb and Zadok, 
have double as much as my other sons, Matthias, Linus, and my 
daughter, Mary; that is, % of my real and personal, and other % to 
sons, Matthias and Linus, and daughter, Mary; except only, that if 
my son, Abner, should behave himself, and alter his ways of living, 
then he may be made equal with Matthias, Linus and Mary. My 
lands may be sold when my son, Linus, comes of age. The above 
is given to my wife, Eunice, as her right of dower. Executors — my 
brother, Joseph Baldwin, and my friend, Amos Harrison. Witnesses 
— Isaac Harrison, Joseph Smith, John Dod. Proved Dec. 1. 1772. 

Lib. K, p. 497. 



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[No date.] Ball, Isaac, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Cath- 
arine, all my personal estate, and use of the real. Children of Stephen 
Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Joseph Baldwin, Susanna 
Ward, and Rebecca Baldwin, that land and meadow in the Dungyard 
Neck, bounded southerly by Joseph Baldwin, east by Ebenezer Bald- 
win, and north by Stephen Baldwin. Daughter, Mary Ball, rest of 
my real estate, when 21. Executors — said Daniel Baldwin and Stephen 
Baldwin, Jr. Witnesses — Ebenezer Baldwin, John Nisbett, Ebenezer 
Baldwin, Jr. Proved Nov. 19, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 403. 

1776, Jan. 16. Ball, John, of Hanover, Morris Co., yeoman; will of. 
Son, Samuel, land on east side of road, joining- Phillip van Courtland, 
with what he had a deed for on the other side, enough to make 52 
acres. Grandson, Ephraim Ball, land on the southeast side of the 
road, so as to make 40 acres. Grandson, John Ball, land along 
Rebecca Wheeler's line, and he is to pay to his sister, Jemima Post, 
£10, and to his cousin, Phebe, the daughter of his uncle, Moses Ball, 
deceased, wife of Jesse Price, £10. My sons, Samuel and Daniel, are 
to pay to my granddaughter, Phebe, £13 a piece. Son, Daniel, the 
rest of my 1st and 2d purchase. Son, Samuel, 20 shillings. Grandson, 
Eph'-aim, 10 shillings. Son, David, 5 shillings. Executors — sons, 
Samuel and Daniel. Witnesses — Mathew Moores, Ephraim Price, John 
Cook. Proved April 5, 1777. 

1777, May 9. Inventory, £59.12.1, made by Enoch Beach and William 
Parrot. Lib. 18, p. 342. 

1777, March 30. Ball, John, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. Wife, 
Lidia, £70, and the goods she brought at our marriage. To my mother, 
V2 my provisions. Lands to be sold, and the money to my daughter, 
Katurah. Executors — brother, Ephraim Ball, and uncle, Samuel Ball. 
Witnesses — William Broadwell, Phillip Post, Sarah Conger. Proved 
April 5, 1777. Lib. 18, p. 340. 

1772, March 27. Ball, Joseph, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Brother, 
Isaac Ball, % of a meadow, over the Great Swamp, joining Samuel 
Pierson, which I bought of Josiah Ogden, deceased. Nephew, Daniel 
Ball, son of my brother, Jonathan, and nephew, Joseph Baldwin, son 
of Stephen Baldwin, the other V2 of said meadow. To Joseph Ball, son 
of my brother, Daniel, £5. To Mary Williams, wife of Elihu Williams. 
£7. To brother, Isaac Ball, V4, of the rest of my estate. To the chil- 
dren of my deceased brother, Jonathan Ball, V4, of the rest; their 
names are, Daniel Ball, Sarah Ball, Hannah Phillips, Rebecca Ball 
and Jemima Ball. To children of my deceased brother, Samuel Ball, 
V4, of the rest; their names are, Samuel Ball and Susannah Ball. To 
children of my deceased sister, Rebecca Baldwin, the other V4, ; their 
names are, Daniel Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Jr., Susannah Ward, 
Rebecca Baldwin and Joseph Baldwin. To Mary Ball, daughter of 
my brother, Isaac, £6. Executors — brother, Isaac Ball, and nephew, 
Daniel Baldwin. Witnesses — Isaac Longworth, John Nisbett, Daniel 
Cockrem. Proved April 17, 1772. Lib. K, p. 462. 

1780, Sept. 26. Ball, Samael Jones, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Hannah Ball and Ezekiel Ball. Pellowbondsman — Samuel AUlng^, Jr.; 
all of said Co. Witness — Thomas Skinner. Lib. 24, p. 26. 



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1779, May 1. Ball, Silas, of Newark Township, Essex Co. Int. Adm'x 
Elizabeth Ball. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Ball; both of said Co. Wit- 
ness — Thomas Canfleld. Lib. 22, p. 14. 

1772, March 2. Ballenger, Joseph, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Tatem Williams, of Township and Co. of Gloucester, yeoman. Fellow- 
bondsman — William Hugg, of Town of Gloucester, yeoman. 

Lib. 14, p. 429. 

1773, Aug. 23. Ballenger, Samuel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Balleng-er, of Deptford Township, said Co. Fellowbondsman — 
James Cattell, of said place, yeoman. 

1773, Feb. 27. Inventory, £18.19.6, made by John Hillman and 
Joseph Clement. Pile No. 1076H. 

1772, Oct. 2, Ballenger, Sarah, of Gloucester Co., widow, late the 
wife of Joseph Ballenger. Int. Adm'r — Tatem Williams, yeoman. 
Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah Chew, innholder; both of Township and 
Co. of Gloucester. Lib. 14, p. 512. 

1776, June 7. Banta, Sieba D., of Schralerburg, Hackinsack Pre- 
cinct, Bergen Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Margaret, the use of all 
my estate while my widow, she allowing the widow of my deceased 
son, Samuel, % the buildings. Son, Derk, and my grandson, Samuel 
Banta, all my lands, so that my son, Derk, has 22 acres more than 
my grandson. My 3 daughters, Rachel, the wife of Peter Bogert, 
Annatye, the wife of Cornelius Bogert, and Mary, the wife of John 
Bant, £60. To the daughters of my deceased son, Samuel, to wit, 
Margaret, Costyntie, Rachel, Mary, Annatie and Magdelena, £60. 
Executors — wife, Margaret, and my friends, David Samuel Demarest 
and Jacob Quakenbush. Witnesses — Job Mauritus Goetschius, Daniel 
Haring, Jr., Lea Quakenbos. Proved June 1, 1780. Lib. 22, p. 90. 

1766, Oct. 23. Bantaw, Ilendrick, of Hackensack, Bergen Co.; will 
of. Eldest son, Sebe, £2 for his birthright, and the buildings where 
he lives. Son, Hendrick, my old buildings. Son, Garret, shall build 
where I ordered him. Son, Arie, the buildings where he lives, and 
also 8 acres where he dwells at present, beginning at the meadow 
edge, from thence easterly along Vrela,nd's line, till he includes said 
8 acres; also 4 acres in the swamp, joining Vreland. Sons, Sebe, 
Garret and Hendrick, rest of my farm. Son, Sebe, the meadow called 
Dominies Meadow. Sons, Garret, Hendrick and Arie, the meadow on 
north side of Bellemous Creek. Son, Sebe, to pay £25 to my children 
and grandchildren, namely; Margaret; John; Mary, and the children 
of my son, Jacob, Antye, Annatye, Altye, Welmpye, and £25 a year, 
for 3 years more. To children and grandchildren, viz., Sebe, Garret, 
Arie, Hendrick, John, Margaret, Mary, Antye, Annatye, Altye, Wel- 
lempye; and the children of my son, Jacobus, my moveable estate. 
Executors — son, Sebe, and my friend, Cornelius Vreland. Witnesses — 
Peter De Grot, Petrus Rant, Guilliam Berthols. Proved May 21, 1774. 

Lib. L, p. 150. 

1771, Sept. 3. Bantaw, Jacob Cornelius, of Hackensack, Bergen Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rachel, 2 bonds, one of Jacob Van Zaen, and another 
of Richard Heaton; also my negro girl, Gin. Eldest son, Cornelius, 
a horse and gun; also the house and lands where I live, called Win- 



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clemau; also all John's land, and the meadow in Tien Heck; also my 
right in the Fike, and in the mountain, and in the Quacksack meadow, 
and the V2 of Maple Swamp. To my daughters, Ledia, Lentye and 
Hendrickye, the land over the river, where son Cornelius lives; also 
the land I bought of Wiert Bantaw, and the house and land at Quack- 
sack, where George Blinkerhof lives, and 1.^ of Maple Swamp. Daugh- 
ter, Hendrickye, to have an outset as my married daughters. Executors 
— my brother-in-law, Albert Terheun, and my son, Cornelius, and 
my son-in-law, Marte Powlson, and my son-in-law, George Blinker- 
hof. Witnesses — Pieter Bougaert, Gylleyaem Bougaert, Guilliam 
Berthols. 

1771, Sept. 3. Codicil. Signed by mark. Proved Dec. 4, 1771. 

Lib. K, p. 405. 

1777, Dec. 13. Barber, John, of Greenwich, Sussex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Margaret Barber, % of my personal estate. Daughter, Mary Ennis, 
£50. Sons, Phineas and Jesse, my land. Executors — friends, James 
Davison and Col. Matthias Shipman. Witnesses — Ludlum Salmon, 
Joseph Treat, Matthias Shipman. Proved Jan. 13, 1778. 

1778, Jan. 1. Inventory, £659.18.3, made by John Hendershot and 
David Hays. 

1779, Feb. 17. Account by both Executors. 

Lib. 16, p. 525; Lib. 18. p. 674. 

1775, Nov. 26. Barberle, Gertrude, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
widow of John Barberie; will of. Real and personal estate to be 
sold, and the money divided among my seven children, Peter, John, 
Andrew, Oliver, Lambert, Susanna, the wife of John Johnston, and 
Frances, and the two children of my deceased daughter, Catharine 
Cuyler, the late wife of Henry Cuyler, namely, Henry and Catharine, 
when they are of age. Sons, Oliver and Lambert, and daughter, 
Frances, are under age. Executors — Henry Cuyler, my son, Peter, 
and John Smyth. Witnesses — -Mary Johnston, Isabella Johnston, Mar- 
gret Foord. Proved June 24, 1776. 

1785, Feb. 17. Whereas by an Act of the Legislature, entitled, An 
Act for appointing Trustees to fulfill the purposes of the wills of 
John and Gertrude Barberie, Bower Reed and James Throckmorton 
are so appointed. Fellowbondsman — John Lawrence; all of Burling- 
ton. Witnesses — Thomas Adams and Lambert Barberie. Lib. 17, p. 339. 

1770, April 21. Barberie, John, 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 they are 21. Wife, Gertrude, the rest 
of my estate. After the death of my wife, I give to my children, 
Catharine, Susanna, Peter, John, Andrew, Frances, Oliver, Lambert 
and Gertruyde, the rest of estate. I give to James De Lancey, of 
New York City, and John Smyth, of Perth Amboy, whom I make 
Trustees, that part of estate devised to my daughter, Susanna, and 
the profits from the same, that arises during the life time of her 
husband, John Johnston, to be paid to her, and, if he should die, then 
the trust to cease; but if she die before her husband, the profits are 
to be used to bring up her children, till they are of age. Executors — 
wife, Gertruyde, my daughter, Catharine, my sons, Peter and John, 
as they come of age, and John Smyth. Witnesses — Ravaud Kearny, 



34 NEW jERSEiY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Stephen Johnston, John Thomson. Proved Sept. 22, 177U. (See entry 
of Feb. 17, 1785, under Gertrude Barberie.) Lib. K, p. 242. 

1775, Nov. 16. Barclay, James, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Thomas Junck. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Landon; both of Hardwick, 
said Co. Witnesses — Thomas Anderson and Joseph Anderson. 

Lib. 16, p. 495. 

1777, April 28. Barclow, "William, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Berg-en, of Hunterdon Co., farmer. Fellowbondsman — Jacobes Bergen, 
of Somerset Co., yeoman. 

1777, April 15. Inventory, £208.15.7, made by Peter Nevius and 
Lucas Voorhees. Lib. 18, p. 596. 

1778, June 1. Barisalow, Fereton, of Somerset Co. Ward. Son of 
William Barkalow, of said Co., deceased. Said ward states that he 
is 7 years of age, and his mother and father are both dead, and, 
having personal estate, makes choice of John Bergen as his Guardian, 
till he come to the age of 14 years. 

1778, June 1. Guardian — John Bergen, of Hunterdon Co., yeoman. 
Fellowbondsmen — James Bergen and Jeromus Rappalye; both of 
Somerset Co., yeomen. Lib. 22, p. 63. 

1780, Aug. 19. Barkelow, James, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Jane Barkelow. Fellowbondsmen — Henry Stoll and John 
Sherrerd; all of said place. Witnesses — Jan Barkeloo and John 
Hanna, Jr. 

1780, June 1. Inventory, £11.4 5.5, made by Henry Stoll and John 
Sherrerd. Lib. 23, p. 215. 

1773, Feb. 5. Burns, David, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Ward. 
Son of David Barns, of said place. Lands were devised to him by 
his said father, and he now makes choice of his guardian. Guardian 
— Jonathan Bowen, of Greenwich, said Co. Fellowbondsman — David 
Bowen, of Hopewell, said Co., gentleman. Lib. 14, p. 516. 

1778, Sept. 7. Barns, David, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Barns. Fellowbondsman — Ephraim Harris; of 
Salem and Cumberland Co., respectively. Witness — John Buck. 

1778, June 16. Inventory, £154.13.9, made by Silas Newcomb and 
Henry Rulon. 

1778, Oct. 9. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 16, p. 506; Lib. 16, p. 528. 

1777, Aug. 23. Barns, Jonathan, of Cohansey, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Real and personal estate to be sold, and money divided among 
my children, except my daughter, Damaress, who is to have my late 
wife's apparel. Executors — Benjamin Mulford and David Potter, both 
of said Co. Witnesses — Mathew Potter, Nicholas Johnson, Erasmus 
Stevens. Proved Sept. 19, 1777. 

1777, Sept. 19. Adm'r — John Barnes, brother-in-law of the deceased, 
of Salem Co. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Dayton, of Cumberland Co. 
Both Executors refused to serve. Witnesses — Levi Preston and 
Jonathan Potts. 

1778, May 11. Account of Adm'r. Lib. 18, p. 690; Lib. 19, p. 196. 



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1774, March 16. Barry, Thomas, of Woodbridg-e, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Friend, Henry Marsh, my shoemaking tools. Sarah, wife of 
William Oilman, looking- glass. Friend, William Duly, my house and 
lot where I live, which I bought of Jonathan Brooks. Executor — 
said William Duly. Witnesses — David Wright, Aniager Stanbury, 
Joseph D. Camp. Proved May 31, 1774. Lib. L, p. 156. 

1772, May 3. Kartholmy, John, of Greenwich, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Son, John Bartholmy, 5 shillings. Margret Bartholmy, Leasey, Ket, 
Sarah, Mary, Catren and Elizabeth Bartholmys, to have equal ^vith 
John. Executors — John Fits and Lodervick Cline. Witnesses — 
Ephram L. Wortman, Mickel Sifters, Alexander White. Proved July 
17, 1772. 

1772, July 16. Inventory, £157.5.6, made by Mickel Siffers and 
Alexander White. Lib. 14, p. 442. 

1772, Feb. 11. Bartlen, William, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all my estate, except 5 shillings to my 
daughter, Elizabeth Richards. Executors — Jonathan J. Dayton and 
William Parrat, Sr. Witnesses — Wyllys Pierson, Jacob Briant, Keziah 
Green. Proved June 30, 1772. Lib. K, p. 461. 

1766, June 3. Bass, Mary, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will of. Real 
and personal estate to be sold. Brother, Joseph Lawrence, 15 shil- 
lings. Niece, Mary Lawrence, daughter of the said Joseph, a silver 
cup. Niece, Meriby Lawrence, daughter of said Joseph, a silver spoon. 
Husband, Thomas Bass, the interest of the rest of estate, and at his 
death to my cousin, Benjamin Lawrence, son of Joseph. Executors — 
friends, John Longstreet and John VanCliff, Sr. Witnesses — Thomas 
Leonard, Henry Robinson, Peter Schenck. Proved Nov. 5, 1777. Pro- 
bate to John Longstreet, the surviving Executor. Lib. 19, p. 360. 

1777, April 5. Bas.sett, Klisha, Jr., of Mannington, Salem Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary, all the profits of my lands, till my youngest son is 
21, for bringing up my children. Eldest son, Joseph, Yz of the plan- 
tation, and the 8-acre lot of meadow that lies above Sharp's meadow. 
Youngest son, David, the other % of my land, when he is 21. My 
personal estate to be divided between my wife and 4 children, Joseph, 
Sarah, David and Hannah Bassett. Executor — brother, Davis Bassett, 
and he is to be guardian of my 2 sons. Witnesses — Thomas Adams, 
Abraham Miller, Josiah Miller. Proved May 12, 1777. 

1777, April 29. Inventory, £1,706.3.8, made by Preston Carpenter 
and Josiah Miller. Lib. 19, p. 45. 

1777, April 0. Bate, Nathaniel, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Robert 
Bate, husbandman. Pellowbondsman — John Miller, of Hunterdon Co. 

1777, March 9. Inventory, £61.8.6, made by William Vanpelt and 
John Simonson. Lib. 18, p. 595. 

1770, Jan. 11. Rateman, Aaron, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Eldest son, John Bateman, the place that my father left me, 
except 7 acres down in the point by the bank, joining Levi Dare; 
also a lot of woodland that I bought of Eleazar Smith. Son, Aaron, 
the lot I bought of Mary Fithian, widow; and the 7 acres that joins 
Levi Dare; and a lot of woodland that I had of John Wescoat. Wife 



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NEW JERSEY COEONIAL DOCUMENTS 



to have all my lands while my widow. The child that she is pregnant 
with, to have an equal share with my daughters. Executrix — wife, 
Elizabeth. Witnesses — Joseph Bateman, Eleazar Smith, Mary Clerk. 
Proved Jan. 21, 1779. 

1779, Jan. 21. Inventory, £840.2.0, made by John Bateman and 
Eleazar Smith. Lib. 21, p. 46. 

1776, April 10. Bateman, Daniel, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Wife, Abig-ail, Vs of my lands, and the use of 40 acres joining 
Enoch Bowen. Daughter, Ruhamah, use of the back bedroom while 
she is unmarried, and £10. Daughter, Sarah, 5 shillings. Daughter, 
Abigail, £10, when she is 18. My 3 youngest sons, Nathan, Joseph 
and Reuben, the said 40 acres. (All under age). Four oldest sons, 
William, Jonathan, Burgan and Daniel, the rest of my lands. Execu- 
tors — wife, Abigail, and my son, William. Witnesses, John Stratton, 
Jeremiah Husted, Jediah Seeley. Proved March 12, 1777. 

1777, Jan. 21. Inventory, £151.5.0, made by Benjamin Thompson and 
Timothy Elmer. Lib. 18, p. 158. 

1778, April 21. Bateman, Moses, of Dearfield Township, Cumber- 
land Co. Ward. Son of Moses Bateman, of said place, deceased. 
Guardian — John Bateman. Fellowbondsman — Nathan Johnson; both 
of Fairfield, said Co. Witness — Hannah Elmer. Lib. 18, p. 688. 

1777, April 8. Bateman, Neheniiah, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Thomas Joslin. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Ogden; both of 
said Co. Witness — Eleazar Smith. 

1777, April 1. Inventory, £64.11.6, made by Thomas Ogden and 
Eleazar Smith. 

1777, Sept. 8. Account by Adm'r. Cash paid to Joseph, Amos, Wil- 
liam, John, Jr., Isaac and John Bateman. Lib. 18, p. 211; Lib. 18, p. 601. 

1761, Feb. 12. Bateman, Timothy, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons, Amos and Eli, the plantation virhere I live, reserv- 
ing to my wife, Rebecca, the use of the place, while my widow. 
Daughter, Rhoda, plates and pots. Daughters, Mary and Freelove 
dishes. The rest to my wife, to bring up my children. Executrix — 
wife, Rebecca. Witnesses — Daniel Bateman, John Bateman, Joseph 
Norbury. Proved July 12, 1779. 

1761, Feb. 27. Inventory, £96.8.7, made by David Wescot and Joseph 
Daten. Lib. 21, p. 212. 

1771, Oct. 24. Bates, Solomon, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Abigal Bates, widow. Fellowrbondsman — Samuel Oliver; both of 
said place. Witness — Nathan Wilkison. 

1771, Oct. 28. Inventory, made by Gideon Riggs and John Lindsly. 

Lib. K, p. 379. 

1777, April 10. Bates, William, of Waterford Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Land where I live to be sold. Wife, Elizabeth, 
£200. Sons, William, Samuel and Hezekiah, my apparel. Children, 
William, Samuel, Hezekiah, Hope, Mary, Elizabeth, Ann, Rebekah and 
Sarah, rest of my estate, when they come of age. Executors — wife, 
Elizabeth, and my friends, Thomas Stokes and Thomas Redman. Wit- 
nesses — Joshua Evens, Elisha Hooton, Richard Snowdon. Proved 
May 29, 1777. 



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1777, May 26. Inventory, £421.1.11, made by Nathaniel Lippincott and 
Joshua Stokes. Lib. 18. p. 390. 

1778, Jan. 28. Batson, George, of Philadelphia, mariner. Int. Adm'r 
— Edward Evans, at present of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., merchant. 
Fellowbondsraan — William Tucker, of Trenton. 

1778, Feb. 4. Inventory, £34.10.0. Lib. 18, p. 627. 

1776, Jan. 25. Uatzler, Jacob, of Township and Co. of Gloucester, 
yeoman. Int. Adm'r — Koonrod Batzler. Fellowbondsman — George 
Henholdt; both of Gloucester. 

1776, Jan. 20. Inventory, £58.15.6, made by Peter Cheesman and 
Isaac Tomlinson. Lib. 16, p. 494. 

1779, Dec. 22. Bayles, Michael, of Mansfield Woodhouse Township, 
Sussex Co.; will of. Son, George, the place I live on of 240 acres. Son, 
Michael, the place he lives on of 160 acres. Rest of my moveable 
estate to my wife, Mary, and to my daughter, Cathrine, and sons, 
George and Michael. My grandchildren, Andrew Young, to have £40, 
Cathrine Huffer, £20, and Elizabeth Huffer, £20. Executors — sons, 
George and Mfchael. Witnesses — George Albert, Jacob Lunger, Jr., 
Christian Cummins. Proved May 27, 1780. 

1780, Feb. 1. Inventory, £709.3.6, made by [names not given]. 

Lib. 22, p. 172. 

1778, Feb. 2. Bayles, Plato, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — Phebe 
Bayles, the widow. Fellowbondsmen — Jacob Lewis, carpenter, and 
Jonathan Ayres; all of said Co. Lib. 16, p. 521. 

1777, Oct. 20. Beach, Bpenetus, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas 
Kinney. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Dickerson; both of said Co. 

Lib. 18, p. 618. 

1778, March 11. Beach, John, of Nevv^ark Township, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Amos Freeman. Fellowbondsman — Jedidiah Freeman; both 
of said Co. Witness — John Burnet. Lib. 18, p. 693. 

1776, Dec. 30. Beach, Josiah, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Annice, all my personal estate, and the use of my real. Son, Josiah 
Beach, my homestead, and the land at Thompson Point, of about 30 
acres; also the land on the Hill of 14 acres, which is bounded by John 
Ailing, Benjamin Coe and Joseph Redden; also 14 acres at the Park, 
near Wolf Harbor. Son, Zopher, £100. Grandson, Samuel Beach, £20. 
Son, Daniel, land called the Pasture, at head of Two-Mile Brook, of 
35 acres; also land at Brushy Plains, near Zebedee Wilson's house, 
of 30 acres; also 2 lots of salt meadow, one lying near and on Pier- 
son's Creek, the other in the Great Meadows, and runs from Maple 
Island Creek to Morris Creek, between the two, and they contain 20 
acres; he paying to my son, Zopher, £60. Executors — sons, Josiah and 
Daniel, and my friend, Isaac Pierson. Witnesses — Isaac Ogden, Israel 
Beach, Zopher Beach. Proved Jan. 19, 1779. 

1779, March 12. Inventory, £540.8.0, made by John Ogden and 
Nathaniel Farrand. Lib. 21, p. 36. 



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1778, March 28. Beach, Peter, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Enoch 
Beach. Fellowbondsman — Israel Ward; both of Morris Co. Witness 
—Ellas Dayton. Lib. 16, p. 512. 

1777, Oct. 25. Beach, Sarah, of Morris Co. Ward. Daughter of 
Epinetus Beach, of said Co., deceased. The said Epinetus Beach, in 
his lifetime, committed the care of his only daughter, Sarah Beach, 
now under 14, to your petitioner, Thomas Kinney, who is a half 
brother to the said Epinetus Beach. The mother died at her birth. 

1777, Nov. 13. Guardian — Thomas Kinney. Fellowbondsman — Alex- 
ander Carmichael. Lib. 18, p. 693. 

1773, Aug. 25. Beakes, Edmund, late of Trenton, now of Maiden- 
head, Hunterdon Co.; will of. Daughter, Ann Clifton, £20. Daughter, 
Sarah Beakes, £70, for the care of me and mine; also the large Bible 
and some household goods. Daughter, Susannah Smith, £80. Daugh- 
ter, Mary Pearson, my land that lies by John Watson, Catharine Wil- 
liams and Isaac Pearson. Daughters, Sarah Beaks and Mary Pearson, 
rest of real and personal estate, except my apparel, which I give to 
Job Pearson. Executors — daughter, Sarah Beaks, and my son-in-law, 
Job Pearson. Witnesses — Nathan Beakes, Thomas Stevens, Thomas 
Tindall. Proved Nov. 29, 1775. Probate to both Executors. 

Lib. 17, p. 275. 

1777, Jan. 11. Beck, Henry, of Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, 
and my only daughter, Nancy Beck, to have my small estate. Execu- 
tors — my wife, and my brother, Samuel Beck. Witnesses — Andrew 
Johnson, John Jobs, Ralph Hunt. Proved March 5, 1777. 

1777, Feb. 19. Inventory, £172.5.6, made by Abraham Chapman and 
John Chapman. Lib. 18, p. 97. 

1777, July 25. Beck, Roweth, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Samuel, the house and 4i^ acres where I live, and 
31/^ acres of meadow, joining Aaron Taylor. Son, Joseph, my orchard 
lot, joining Hannah Woodward, and also the lot next to it, called the 
Tanyard lot, and 6 acres, joining Moses Williams. My right to land 
on Rancocas Creek I give to my sons, Samuel and Joseph. Daughter, 
Mary ^Villiams, £5. Daughter, Sarah Shreve, £5. Daughter, Amey, £5. 
Son Henry's daughter, Ann Beck, one crown. Daughter, Acsah, £25. 
Executor — -son, Samuel. Witnesses — John Reckless, Joseph Holloway, 
Nathaniel Dangger. Proved Aug. 22, 1777. 

1777, Aug. 20. Inventory, £165.13.6, made by John Chapman and 
Abraham Chapman. Lib. 19, p. 23. 

1780, April 11. Bedell, John, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Jacob 
Bedell, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — John Carle. Fellowbonds- 
man — Samuel Rutan; both of Morris Co. Lib. 24, p. 27. 

1777, Augr. 4. Beeknian, Gerardus, near Millstone, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Christopher Beekman, £10 as his birthright. 
Personal estate to be sold, and money paid to my 5 daughters, Mary, 
Anne, Catharine, Magdalin and Cornelia. Son, Abraham, £300 above 
the rest of my sons, as he worked for the family longer than the 
rest. Sons, Christopher, Gerardus and Abraham, all my lands. 
Executors — my said 3 sons, and my friend, Peter Stryker (son of 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-1780 39 

Johanes). Witnesses — Christopher Hoagland, Peter Van Der Veer, 
Geremiah Vandike. Proved April 21, 1778. 

1777, Sept. 8. Inventory, £1,060.7.9, made by Christopher Hoagland 
and Peter Van Der Veer. Lib. 20, p. 231. 

1774, Au^. 10. Beekman, John, of New York City, merchant; will of. 
Eldest son, James, £5. Wife, Elizabeth, 1/6 part of the rest of per- 
sonal and real. Son, James, 1/6; son, John, 1/6; son, Theophilus, 1/6; 
son, Gerard, 1/6; and son, Thomas, 1/6. Executors — sons, James, John 
and Theophilus. Witnesses — Richard Bancker, Adrian Renaudet, 
Charles Morse. Proved Aug-. 29, 1774. Lib. L, p. 128. 

1773, April 20. Beekman, Peter, of Somerset Co.; will of. Personal 
estate to be sold; also all real estate. Wife, Girtye Beekman, £280. 
Daughters, Lantie, the wife of Ferdinandus Gulick, Anortie, the wife 
of Peter Peterson, and Nailtie, the wife of Barnardus Van Zandt, the 
rest of the money. Executors — wife, Girtye, and sons-in-law, Ferdi- 
nandus Gulick and Peter Peterson. Witnesses — Hermanus Hoagland, 
Henry V. Middleswort, William Peterson. Proved May 1, 1773. 

Lib. L, p. 49. 

1777, April 6. Beers, Jabez, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Catharine Beers, % the profits of my estate. Son, Daniel, £5. 
Rest of personal and real to be sold, and divided among all my other 
children, so that my son, Joseph, shall have 2 parts to the others 
one. Executors — sons, Joseph and Daniel. Witnesses — Benjamin 
Pierson, Mattaniah Lyon, Silas Condict. Proved May 3, 1777. 

1779, Oct. 3. Inventory, £1,096.10.8, made by Peter Dickerson and 
Benjamin Pierson, Jr. Lib. 18, p. 321. 

1776, Sept. 2. Beesley, Jonathan, of Prince Maurice River, Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. Personal and real estate to be sold, and the money 
given to my 4 sons. Executors — brothers, John and Morris. Wit- 
nesses—Johnson Beesley, Rachel Brazier, Joshua Wright. Proved 
Nov. 15, 1779. Lib. 20, p. 335. 

1769, Nov. 28. Beetle, William, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Kathrine, all the goods she brought to me, 
and £25. Son, William Beetle, 5 acres of meadow within the bank 
next to the River, on the west side of the Landing. Son, John, and 
my daughters, Elizabeth and Aloe, each 5 shilling's. Son, Aaron, and 
my 2 daughters, Mary and Sarah, all my land and moveable estate. 
Executors — son, Aaron, George Peterson and Augustus Peterson. Wit- 
nesses — Robert Howard, Mary Clark, Patience Stevens. Proved Feb. 
12, 1771. 

1771, Jan. 17. Inventory, £214.1.10, made by Thomas Carnes and 
Samuel Linch. Lib. 15, p. 248. 

1778, March 29. Bell, James, of Upper Hardwick Township, Sussex 
Co.; will of. Wife to keep the place if she sees fit, and, if she sells 
it, the money to be divided among my children, as they come of age. 
Executors — wife, Deborah, my father, Isaac Bell, and my brother-in- 
law, Nathaniel Hazen. Witnesses — Thomas Hazen, Samuel Giles, 
Samuel Hazen. Proved Oct. 12, 1779. 

1779, Oct. 12. Inventory, £95.6.10, made by Thomas Hazen and 
Samuel Giles. Lib. 22, p. 197. 



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1769, Sept. 30. Bell, John, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, Anna 

(daughter of John Myer, of City of New York), £500. Son, Andrew 
(by Hannah Smith, daughter of Frederick Smith, late of Philadelphia, 
hatter), house and 50 acres of land in Bridgewater Township, Som- 
erset Co. Daughter, Cornelia (by the said Hannah Smith), now in 
England, my negro woman, Delia, and her son, Rory. To John Tilden, 
son of my wife Anna, by her former husband, Capt. Richard Tilden, 
a negro. To the said Hannah Smith, £200. Friend Mark Grime, late 
of Witham, in County of Essex, England, all my lands in Eares Colne, 
in County of Essex. Wife, Anna, my son, Andrew, my daughter, 
Cornelia, and John Tilden to have the residue. Executors — friends, 
Andrew Elliot and William McAdam, both of New York City, and 
Robert Morris, of Philadelphia. Witnesses — William Bayard, J. Ban- 
yar, Johnston Fairholme. 

1779, April 20. Adm'rs, with will annexed — Anna Bell and John 
Myer. Fellowbondsman — John Wallace, all of Bridgewater Township, 
Somerset Co. Robert Morris renounced, and Andrew Elliot and Wil- 
liam McAdam, are both absent from the State. Lib. 20, p. 341. 

1773, June 14. Belllsfelt, William, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Catharine Bellisfelt, all my lands, in conjunction 
with my sons, John and Barnardus, as tenants in common; and, after 
my wife's death or marriage, the lands and moveable estate to be 
sold. To my eldest daughter, £30, but, if she die before the marriage 
or death of my wife, then £15 to be paid to the children of her first 
marriage, and the other % to the children of the latter marriage. 
Daughter, Elizabeth, £30. Son, William, £5. Son, Bernardus, my 
loom. Rest of estate to my sons, William, Peter, George, John, Ber- 
nardus, Philip and Adam. Executors — wife, Catharine, and my son, 
John. Witnesses — James Prall, Isaac Prall, Thomas Craven. Proved 
Dec. 22, 1775. 

1775, Dec. 5. Inventory, £198.12.4, made by Joseph Higgins and 
Joseph Moore. Lib. 17, p. 260. 

1770, April 10. Bennet, Cornelius, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Anna, all she needs for her use, and then personal and 
real to be sold. Daughter, Eleanor Boorom, to have an outfit. Daugh- 
ter, Barbara Wickoff, 25 shillings a year, in her own hands and not 
in her husband's, and, if she die, her share to her children, except 
Peter Wikoff, her eldest son, to have £5 more than the rest. My 
daughters, Anna Griggs, Charity Williamson, Elizabeth Striker, 
Eleanor Boorum, and my granddaughter, Blianor Williamson, the 
rest after my wife's death. Executors — Jehoiachin Griggs, Garret 
Williamson and Barnet Striker. Witnesses — Leffert Waldron, Jacobus 
Cornel, Adrien Cornel. Proved June 10, 1771. 

1771, June 10. Inventory, £109.6.6, made by Folekert Van Noord- 
strand and Samuel Groenendyck. Lib. K, p. 335, 

1775, Sept. 4. Bennet, Reuben, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co., mari- 
ner. Int. Adm'r — James Bennet, of Fairfield. Fellowbondsman — 
Jeremiah Bennet, of Stow Creek; both of said Co., yeomen. 

1775, Sept. 18. Inventory, £10.5.0, of the estate of Reuben Bennet. 
of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., made by John Bower and Ephraim 
Harris. Lib. 15, p. 644. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 177I-I780 4 1 

1779, Oct. 20. Bentson, Jacob; will of. To wife, Catharine Bentson, 
% of my personal estate, and, if my wife and Executors agree to pur- 
chase land for the benefit of my children, then my wife is to have Vs 
of the same, and the use of the % to bring- up my children, till they 
are 21. If my wife marry, all is to be sold. My children, Benjamin, 
Hannah Bentson and Jacob, the rest of estate. Executors — wife, 
Catharine, Joshua Anderson, son of Jeremiah Anderson, and Ben- 
jamin Stevens. Witnesses — Joseph Phillips, Jonathan Phillips, Richard 
Cain. Proved Feb. 9, 1780. 

1780, Feb. 4. Inventory, £1,068, made at Philadelphia, by William 
Perkins and James Ham, and sworn to, before William McMuUin, one 
of the justices. 

1780, Feb. 8. Inventory, £12,036.10.0, made at Maidenhead, Hunter- 
don Co., by Joseph Phillips and Jonathan Phillips. Lib. 21, p. 316. 

1772, March 29. Berrey, Paul, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Son, Paul Berrey, 5 shilling-s for his birthright. Sons, Paul, Samuel, 
John Berry, and my son-in-law, Dunken McCollom, my lands in Hard- 
wick. Daughter, Catherine, the w^ife of Dunken McCollom, a bed, 
and my Dutch Bible. Executors — son-in-law, Dunken McCollom, and 
my friend, William Norcross. Witnesses — Jasper Fulmore, Lawrence 
Decker, Ann Schunck. Proved Jan. 7, 1773. 

1773, July 13. Inventory, £5.2.1, made by Lawrence Decker and John 
Mills. Lib. 16, p. 215. 

1772, April 21. Berrien, John, of Rocky Hill, Somerset Co.; will of. 
Wife, Margaret Berrien, and my 6 children, John, Elizabeth, William, 
Mary, Samuel and Thomas, all real and personal; the children to 
have their shares when of age. Executrix — wife, Margaret. Wit- 
nesses — Richard Stockton, Samuel W. Stockton, Israel Everett. 
Proved May 2, 1772. Lib. K, p. 419. 

1773, Aug-. 7. Besherra, Christopher, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Rebecca Besherra, widow. Fellowbondsman — William McCoUough; 
both of Newton, said Co. Witness — Peter Turner. 

1773, Aug. 7. Inventory, £37.1.6, made by Philip Snook and Samuel 
Lundy. Lib. 14, p. 547. 

1774, Nov. 9. Be-vers, Robert, of Mansfield Woodhouse Township, 
Sussex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth Bevers, £200. Son, Alex- 
ander, £40. To Abraham Bevers, the oldest son of my son, Alexander, 
£10. Daughter, Sarah, the wife of Abraham Axford, £80. Son, William, 
£100. Daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of Doctor Samuel Cannady, £80. 
Son, Robert, £100. Son. Moses, £200. To George Bevers, the oldest 
eon of my brother, Joseph Bevers, £10. Lands to be sold and money 
divided among my children, Alexander, Sarah, William, Elizabeth, 
Robert and Moses. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and my sons, Robert 
and Moses, and my son-in-law. Doctor Samuel Cannady. Witnesses — 
John Marlatt, Nathan Marlatt, Mary Bevers. Proved Oct. 17, 1777. 

1777, Oct. 3. Inventory, £1,342.10.3, made by Garret Rapalje and 
Newbold Wooston. Lib. 18, p. 661. 

1776, Feb. 9. Biddle, Joseph, of Springfield Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, £200. Son, Joseph, my plantation 
where I live; also the plantation where he lives; and all other lands 
and cedar swamps; he paying to my daughter, Mary Shinn, £150, and 



42 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

to my granddaughter Elizabeth Biddle, £50, and to my son, Arney 
Blddle, £150, and to my son, Jonathan Biddle, £100, and to my three 
g-randdaug-hters, Amey, Rebekah and Catharine Biddle, £50 a piece. 
He is to pay yearly, to my daughter-in-law, Abigail Biddle, £10 while 
she is a widow. Daughter, Sarah Monrow, £5. Granddaughter, Re- 
bekah Howard, £20. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Howard, £20. Negro, 
Zilpha, to be set free. Executors — son, Joseph, and my son-in-law, 
Restore Shinn. Witnesses — William Fox, Ebenezer Antram, John 
Robinson. Proved April 9, 1776. 

1776, April 8. Inventory, £405.8.11, made by Jonathan Hough and 
William Fox. Lib. 17, p. 321. 

1777, Dec. 19. Blf^es, Peter, of Readington, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth Biggs. Fellowbondsmen — Marten WlckofC and 
Anderis Anderison; all of said Co. 

1777, Nov. 7. Inventory, made by Martin Wyckoff and Anderis 
Anderson. Lib. 18, p. 627. 

1773, March 3. Blglow, John, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth 
Biglow. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Ford; both of said Co. Witnesses — 
Abraham Ogden and Nicholas Ogden. Lib. K, p. 450. 

1777, July 8. Biglow, John, of Morris Co., farmer. Int. Adm'r — 
Josiah Biglow. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Biglow. 

1777, June 15. Inventory, made by John Huntington and John 

Munson. 

1778, July 31. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 16, p. 524; Lib. 18, p. 609. 

1780, Jan. 26. Bllderback, Hance, of Mannington Township, Salem 
Co. My sons, Daniel, Charles, Joseph, Jonathan and John, may set 
my lands and marsh up for sale between them, and the highest bidder 
to have it, and the one who buys shall pay my grandson, Joseph 
Bilderback, £60, and the rest of the money to be divided into 5^^ 
shares and i/^ share to be paid to my daughter, Suasannah Sinnickson, 
and the other 5 shares for my sons. Wife, Jane, horse, saddle and 
bed. Executors — sons, Daniel and Jonathan. Witnesses — John Linsey, 
Lemuel Stanbrough, James Halladay. Proved March 10, 1780. 

1780, Feb. 15. Inventory, £5,994.17.6, made by Benjamin Lippincott 
and William Harvey. Lib. 21, p. 300. 

1760, Aug. 25. Bilderback, Peter, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, % of my land. Son, Henry Bilderback, 
the plantation where I live, within the 600 acres known as Chestnut 
Neck; also 20 acres of marsh over the "Mood" Hole in Salem Creek, 
opposite the mouth of Mannington Creek; also 20 acres of woodland 
that I bought of Francis Miles, near the Ash Swamp in Penns Neck. 
Eldest daughter, Sarah, all the other plantation that I bought of 
Haunce Bilderback, John Redstrake and Daniel Richmond, all ad- 
joining Moses Hill, now living on the same; also 25 acres of marsh 
that I bought of John Redstrake, lying on Boldrides Creek; and, if 
she die, then to my younger daughter, Margaret. If my children 
abovesaid all die, then I give the lands to my brother, John. If my 
daughter, Sarah, should die without issue before her husband, Moses 
Hill, dies, then I give my son-in-law, Moses Hill, that place he lives 
on, for 5 years without paying rent. Daughter, Margret, moveable 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1771-1780 43 

estate. Executor — friend, Andrew Sinnickson. Witnesses — Andrew 
Standly, Jane Hawks, Peter Bilderback. Proved Oct. 3, 1771. 

1771, Oct. 1. Inventory, £924.12.0, made by Andrew Standly and 
David Edmiston. Lib. 15, p. 253. 

1764, Augr- 21. Biles, Elizabeth, of Trenton, widow; will of. Daugh- 
ter, Margaret Hooper, the use of house I live in, and, after her death, 
I give said house and lot to my grandson, Thomas Langhorne Biles. 
To brother, Thomas Cadwalader, sister, Achsah Lambert, and my 
cousins, John and Lambert Cadwalader, £1,200 in trust, and the in- 
come thereof, to be for the support of my said daughter, and the 
same shall not be liable for her husband's debts. If her husband die, 
then my daughter may have V2 of the £1,200, and the other Vo I give 
to my grandson, Thomas Lambert Biles, when 21. To said Thomas 
Cadwalader, Achsah Lambert, and John and Lambert Cadwalader, the 
rest of my personal and real estate, to be sold, and the money to be 
put out, till my 2 grandsons are 21, and the interest to be applied 
to their use. If my grandsons die in the lifetime of my daughter, 
then the interest to be paid to her. The principal is to be paid to 
my grandsons, when they are of age. To Betsey Cadwalader, £400. 
Sister, Hannah Cadwalader, rest of my estate. Executors — brother, 
Thomas Cadwalader, sister, Achsah Lambert, and my cousins, John 
and Lambert Cadwalader. Witnesses — John Jones, Anne Saltar, 
Achsah Lambert. 

1772, Feb. 12. Codicil. I did bequeath in my will to my grandson, 
Thomas Langhorne Biles, the house I live in, after the death of my 
daughter, Margaret Hooper, and now I revoke the said legacy, and 
give the house to my daughter, Margaret Hooper; I also give her the 
furniture in the house, and after her death, to my grandson, Thomas 
Lambert Biles. To my said daughter my land lying on Assunpink 
Creek, which joins Samuel Hill, and contains about 27 acres; I also 
give her iny lot joining Nathan Blake's. Grandson, Thomas Lang- 
horne Biles, the money from the sale of my land that joins Lambert 
Cadwalader and Achsah Lambert, which contains 166 acres. Wit- 
nesses — Richard Green, Achsah Lambert, Hannah Adams. Proved 
Dec. 31, 1772. 

1772, Dec. 31. Inventory, £1,583.2.11, made by William Cleayton 
and Samuel Tucker. 

1790, Jan. 7. Account by Lambert Cadwallader, acting Executor. 
Paid Sarah Ely, on account of her dower in house in Trenton, £4.2.10. 
Paid Hannah Adams, in full of a specific legacy £5.8.0. Paid Abraham 
Hunt, one of the Executors of Thomas Langhorne Biles, £259.6.6. 
Negro, Ben, delivered to Robert L. Hooper, £45. Lib. 15, p. 474. 

1775, Jan. 17. Biles, Thomas Iianghorn, late of New Jersey; will of. 
To my mother, Sarah Eley, £100. Kinsman, Benjamin Boyles, £250. 
Kinsman, William Boyles, my mare which I left with him, when I 
left New Jersey. My servant, Hugh Phillips, is to be bound an ap- 
prentice to Israel Israel. Executors — friends, Abraham Hunt and 
Micajah How, of Trenton, N. J., and Thomas Bickley Polgreen, of 
this Island. Proved Jan. 24, 1775, at Pilgrim, Island of Barbados. 

1775, July 18. Executors sworn at Burlington. 

1775, July 31. Inventory, £78.6.0, made by Conrad Kotts and Jesse 
Wain. Lib. 16, p. 425. 



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1777, April 11. Billings, Simeon, of Maurice River, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Sufiah Billings. Fellowbondsman — Elias Smith; both of 
said Co. Witness — Rachel Clunn. 

1777, April 9. Inventory, £381.4.6, made by Elias Smith and Joshua 
Brick. 

1778, Dec. 21. Account by Suffiah Billings, Adm'x of Levi Billings, 
of Cumberland Co. A bond signed by Charity Billings for £60. 

Lib. 16, p. 524; Lib. 18, p. 212. 

1772, Feb. 25. Binch, Lawrence, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co.; will 
of. My lands and effects may be sold. Wife, Jane Binch, % of my 
estate, and the rest to my daughters; only my son, Christopher, to 
have 5 shillings, as he had his part. If my son, Daniel, comes back, 
then he is to have an equal part. Executor — Edward Dunlap. Wit- 
nesses — John Richardson, Aaron Ayars, Edward Dunlap. Proved 
March 11, 1772. 

1772, March 10. Inventory, £13.8.5, made by William Smith and 
Robert Walker. Lib. 15, p. 341. 

1774, Sept. 11. Birltinsha, Thomas, of New Hanover Township, 
Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Ehster, % of my personal estate. Son, 
Daniel, that part of my land in Northampton Township, "that came 
to me by right of his mother." Son, George Birkinsha, the other part 
of my land in Northampton Township, which I bought of Elizabeth 
Bliss, he paying to my wife, Ehster, V3 of the yearly rent, during 
her life. Sons, Daniel and George, my house and lot in New Hanover 
Township, at a village called New Mills, where I dwell, and which I 
purchased of Joseph Imlay, Esq. Daughter, Ann Bennet, wife of Wil- 
liam Bennet, 20 shillings. Executors — sons, Daniel and George. I 
desire my friend, John Goldy, to assist them. Witnesses — Joshua 
Norcross, Job Rogers, Joseph Goldy. Proved Sept. 15, 1776. 

1776, Sept. 13. Inventory, £102.7.10, made by Joshua Norcross and 
John Goldy. Lib. 20, p. 174. 

1772, June 8. Bishop, Benjamin, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
David Bishop, brother of said Benjamin. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Jaques; both of Woodbridge Township, said Co. Witness — John 
Thomsom. Lib. K, p. 413. 

1780, Nov. 22. Bishop, Christopher, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r — William Eldridge, of Greenwich Township, said Co., yeo- 
man. Fellowbondsman — Charles West, of Deptford Township, said 
Co., yeoman. 

1780, Sept. 22. Inventory, £336.0.4, made by William Cozens and 
Daniel Packer. 

1784, Aug. 3. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 23, p. 342; Lib. 26, p. 48. 

1771, Jan. 29. Bishop, Daniel, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rhoda, all real and personal estate, while my 
widow, to bring up my children. Eldest son, Daniel, the place I live 
on, as far up as to the upper end of the land I bought of Andrew 
Miller; also my cedar swamp, when 21; and, if he die, then to my 
next eldest son. My old place to be sold, and the money given to 
my children. Executors — wife, Rhoda, and David Platts. Witnesses — 
William Timm, Lettica Toms, William Miller. Proved March 2, 1771. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I771-I780 45 

1771, Feb. 21. Inventory, £111. 7. 5i^, made by Daniel Clark and Ben- 
jamin Lupton. Lib. 15, p. 118. 

1775), Jan. IS. Bishop, Daniel, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co. Ward. Son of Daniel Bishop, of said place, deceased. Guardian — 
David Platts, of said place. Witness — Daniel Bishop. Lib. 22, p. 56. 

1778, Nov. 7. Bishop, David, of Woodbridge Township, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. The 20 acres that joins John Tucker to be sold. Son, 
Moses, the rest of lands, when he is 22. Wife, Esther, use of lands 
and moveable estate, in order to bring up children, till the youngest 
is 10 years of age. At marriage, or death of wife, the moveable estate 
to be given to my daughters, except Margret and Mary. Executors — 
my brothers-in-law, Daniel Marsh and Henry Marsh. Witnesses — 
Samuel Jaques, Jesse Brooks, James Baley. Proved Dec. 4, 1778. 

Lib. 20, p. 135. 

1779, Feb. 19. Bishop, Ebenezer, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, a cow and bed. Son, James, £10. Wife to have 
use of plantation and moveable estate, to bring up my children, and 
when the youngest sons are 21, the Executors are to sell the lands, 
and the money to be given to my 4 sons and 2 daughters, James, 
Stuart, Moses, Aaron, Hannah and Elizabeth Bishop. Executors — 
wife, Mary, and my son, James. Witnesses — George Ailsworth, Moses 
Bishop, David Crow. Proved April 1, 1779. 

1779, Sept. 3. Inventory, £1,615.12.6, made by Reuben Ayers and 
Phinehas Potter. Lib. 21, p. 57. 

1778, Aug. 23. Bishop, James, Jr., of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, bed. Brothers, Shotwell Bishop and Moses 
Bishop, £30 each. Nephew, Henry Freeman, son of my sister, Lydia 
Freeman, shoe buckles. Nephew, Frazer Bishop, son of my brother 
John, deceased, shoe buckles. Real estate to be sold, and the money 
to be given to my brother Shotwell, brother Moses, to Henry and 
Elizabeth Freeman, children of my sister, Lydia Freeman, and to 
nephews, Frazer and Hannah Bishop and Elizabeth Bishop, children 
of my brother John, deceased. Executors — friends, Benjamin Shot- 
well and James Bonney. Witnesses — Benjamin Wilson, Robert Stan- 
berugh. Freeman Smith. Proved Oct. 27, 1778. 

1778, Oct. 10. Inventory, made by Freeman Smith and Robert Stan- 
brough. Lib. 20, p. 129. 

1778, Oct. 1. Bishop, James, Sr., of W^oodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, such household stuff as she shall choose. Grandson, Fraze 
Bishop, £5, in title of his father's birthright. To my granddaughter, 
Hannah Bishop, £10. To my granddaughter, Elizabeth Bishop, £5. 
Daughter, Alidia, £30, and to each of her children, Henry and Eliza- 
beth, £5. Son, Shotwell Bishop, 48 acres of land on the east side of 
my land. Son, Moses, the rest of my land. Rest of estate to my 
sons, Shotwell and Moses. Executors — sons, Shotwell and Moses, and 
my cousin, James Bishop. Witnesses — Benjamin Wilson, David Tharp, 
Aaron Bishop. Proved Oct. 28, 1778. 

1778, Dec. 31. Inventory, £725.9.6, made by James Bonney and John 
Shaw. Lib. 20, p. 133. 



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1776, Dec. 26. Bishop, John, of Woodbridg-e, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, £5, and all that she had when I married her. Son, 
Prazee, £125. Real estate to be sold, and the money to be divided 
among- my children, Hannah, Elizabeth and Frazee, and to be paid 
to my daughters when they are 18, and to my son when 21. Execu- 
tors — friends, James Bishop, Jr.. and James Bonney. Proved Feb. 
23, 1778. 

1777, Jan. 6. Inventory (Names of appraisers not given; no amount 
mentioned). Lib. 18, p. 631. 

1772, Oct. 15. Bishop, Joseph, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Ann 
Bishop. Fellowbondsmen — John Nicholson and Thomas Folwell; all 
of said Co. 

1772, Oct. 12. Inventory, £383.6.0, made by James Tyler and Thomas 
Folwell. Lib. 14, p. 510. 

1775, Sept. 12. Bishop, Moses, of Boroug-h of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Son, James, 20 shilling-s. Wife, Catharine, all my estate, 
and she is to bring- up my children. Executrix — wife, Catharine. 
"Witnesses — Samuel Meeker, John Meeker, Ann Meeker. Proved Feb. 
10, 1776. 

1775, Nov. 6. Inventory, £124.18.4, made by Henry Marsh, of Wood- 
bridge, Middlesex Co., and Daniel Skinner, of said Borough. 

Lib. M, p. 4. 

1778, May 26. Bishop, Samuel, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Bishop. Fellowbondsman — Reuben Ludlam; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Hannah Campbell and Hance Petersen. 

1778, May 26. Inventory, £105.15.3, made by Hance Peterson and 
Thomas Campbell. Lib. 22, p. 41. 

1775, March 12. Bishop, Thomas, of Township and Co. of Gloucester, 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, all my real and personal estate. I 
order my Executors to sue for and recover the leg-acies left to my 
wife by her grandfather, William Troth, and her father, William 
Garwood, which, by their wills, amounts to £50, and they are to 
secure the piece of vacant land joining Joseph Garwood, in Burling- 
ton Co., which I got John Stokes to survey for me last inonth, and 
that they sell the same. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my friends, 
Isaac Tomlinson and Benjamin Pitfleld. Witnesses — Jeremiah Chew, 
Grace Pitfleld, Jonathan Williams. Proved May 6, 1775. Lib. 17, p. 137. 

1778, July 15. Bisset, John, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas 
Stilwell. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Neilson; both of South Amboy, 
said Co. 

1778, June 15. Renunciation by Jennet Bisset, in favor of Thomas 
Stillwell, "on the estate of my husband, as I do not think myself 
capable, being but a lame, weakly person." Witness — Samuel Neilson. 

1778, Aug. 10. Inventory, £134. 3<8, made by John Johnston and Luke 
Glover. I/.o. 20, p. 2. 

1777, Jan. 1.5. Bittle, William, of Upper Penns Neck Township, 
Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Daughter, Deborah, plantation in W^ool- 
wich, Gloucester Co., joining lands of Joseph Applin and William 
Guest, and contains 130 acres; also 3 acres of meadow on Raccoon 
Creek, joining to Isaac Justice and James Mathews. Son, William, 



CAIvENDAR OF WILLS 1771-1780 47 

the rest of my lands in Salem Co., and, if he die before he is of age, 
then the lands to go to my daughter, Deborah's children. Wife, Ruth, 
l^ the rents of the lands, till William is 21; then she is to have £10 
yearly, 7 to be paid by William, and 3 by Henry Siddens. Executors 
— son, William, my son-in-law, Henry Siddens, and George Peterson. 
Witnesses — Jacob Savoy, John Savoy, James Elliott. Proved Jan. 30, 
1777. 

1777, Jan. 28. Inventory, £510.5.3, made by John Helms and John 
Blttle. Lib. 18, p. 110. 

Blttle William (see William Beetle). 

1778, March 20. Blackford, Daniel, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co.; 
will of. To my wife, all her apparel, and all she brought with her 
when I married her, and £150. Daughter, Margret, £10. Son, Daniel, 
rest of real and personal estate, but my son, Joseph, is to be allowed 
%. Executors- — sons, Daniel and Joseph. Witnesses — Tobias Van 
Norden, Jr., Benjamin Blackford, Elias V. Court. Proved Oct. 19, 
1778. Lib. 20, p. 137. 

1770, IVov. 1. Blacltwell, Robert, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., son 
of Robert Blackwell; will of. To John Blackwell, the son of Frances 
Blackwell, £5. Brother, Jacob Blackwell, all my land I had by will 
of my father, 50 acres of clear land, lying the southeast corner of 
Jacob Blackwell's land, and V2 the woodland belonging to the said 
plantation which we live on and undivided. Executors — Azariah Hunt 
and Samuel Titus. Witnesses — Daniel Drake, Thomas Smith, Joseph 
Titus. Proved April 14, 1777. 

1777, April 14. Inventory, £122.6.0, made by Daniel Drake and 
Thomas Smith. Lib. 18, p. 284. 

1773, July 6. Blaclcwell, Robert, of Kingwood Township, Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'r — John Blackwell, of Hopewell Township. Fellow^- 
bondsman — Philip Titus, of Kingwood Township; both of said Co. 
Witness — Richard Opdycke. 

1773, July 5. Inventory, £104.19.10, made by Richard Opdycke and 
Francis Tomlinson. Lib. 14, p. 534. 

1777, Feb. 18. Blacliwell, Thomas, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Susanah, household goods. Son, John, £100. Daughters, 
Susanah, Jerushea and Amy, £40 each. Sons, Andrew, Jacob and Ben- 
jamin, rest of my estate. Executors — sons, John, Andrew, Jacob and 
Benjamin. Witnesses — Nathan Drake. Charles Drake, Gideon De- 
Camp. Proved April 14, 1777. 

1777, April 14. Inventory, £544.8.7, made by William Bryant and 
John Vankirk. 

1790, June 5. Account by Executors. Paid Isaac Dunn, his wife's 
legacy, £40. Paid Henry Drake, his wife's legacy, £40. Paid Amy 
Blackwell, her legacy, £40. Lib. 18, p. 281. 

1772, May 21. BlacliTvood, Hugh, of Upper Alloways Creek Town- 
ship, Salem Co., clothier; will of. Wife, Kerenhappuck, to have sev- 
eral goods and a horse. Son, John, the house, fulling mill, work 
shops and all tools, for carrying on the fulling business, and the 
plantation I live on, it being composed of 4 tracts, viz., 100 acres 
that I bought of John Thompson, 100 acres of Langhorne Biles, 100 



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acres of Samuel Purviance, and 16 acres of William Oakford; he 
paying to my younger sons, Samuel and Joseph, £300. Son, Samuel, 
74 acres at Cedar Run, which I bought of Benjamin Holmes; also 185 
acres, joining the 74, and being part of 200 acres which I bought of 
Joseph Snethen; also 25 acres of swamp which I bought of Joseph 
Snethen. Son, Joseph, the rest of the land I bought of Joseph Sneth- 
en; also 155 acres in 2 lots, which I bought of Benjamin Holme. 
Daughter, Jane, £10. Daughter Kerenhappuck, £10. Daughters, Jane, 
Elizabeth, Sarah and Kerenhappuck, rest of personal estate. Execu- 
tors — son, John, and iny nephew, Samuel Blackwood. Witnesses — 
Jacob House, William Rankins, Jeremiah Snethen. Proved Sept. 13, 
1773. Lib. 16, p. 291. 

1775, March 10. BlackvFood, Margaret, of Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'r^ — Joseph Blackwood. Fellowbondsman — John Barnes; both of 
said Co. Lib. 15, p. 528. 

1774, May 12. Blackwood, Samuel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Abigail Blackwood, widow of said deceased. Fellowbondsmen — Grif- 
fith Morgan and Joseph Clement; both of Woodbury, said Co. 

1774, May 2. Inventory, £2,672.18.11, made by Robert Friend Price 
and Joshua Lord. Lib. 15, p. 525. 

1773, June 12. Blauw, Barbaril and Catherine, of Bergen Co. Wards. 
Children of Cornelius Blauw, of said Co. Guardian — John Demarest, 
of Hackensack, said Co. File 1006 B. 

1777, April 24. Blaw, John, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. Wife 
to have some goods, and Michel and John to find their mother a cow. 
Son, Michel and John, the middle part of my plantation. Son, Cunel- 
ous, the east end of the plantation. Son, Lambart, the west end. 
Daughter, Phinilphia, £50, but if she marry to John Stout [or] John 
Taylor, I cut her off with nothing. Executors — Hendrick Salter, of 
Somerset, and John Stout, of Hopewell. Witnesses — John Sartore, 
Benijah Stout, John Hyde. Proved March 18, 1778. 

1778, March 17. Inventory, £410.5.0, made by Gilbert Lane and John 
Sutphen. Lib. 20, p. 101. 

1772, Feb. 4. Blew, Cornelius, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — Mar- 
garet Blew, widow of said Cornelius. Fellowbondsman — Jacobus 
Lake; both of Western Precinct, said Co. Witness — Jonathan Bald- 
win. Lib. K, p. 380. 

1769, Feb. 17. Bliszard, Benjamin, of Fairfield Township, Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. Son, John, the plantation I have given him by deed. 
Son, James, the plantation I have given him by deed. Son, Thomas, 
the land I gave him by deed. Son, Levi, the plantation that I live on. 
Daughter, Pheby, 5 shillings. Daughter, Ann. 5 shillings. Son, Levi, 
rest of estate. Executor — son, Levi. "Witnesses — Gideon Heaton, 
Christopher Foster, Thomas Heaton. Proved Feb. 26. 1771. 

Inventory, £138.16.6. Lib. 14, p. 379. 

1777, March 13. Blizard, Levi, of Downs Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, use of my plantation, while my widow. Daughter, 
Reuhamy, 1/2 of said plantation, if she lives to be of lawful age, but, 
If not, then to Ziba Blizard, son of my brother, James. If he should 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I771-I780 49 

not arrive to lawful age, then the plantation to be sold and the money 
to be divided between Irana Blizard, daughter of James Blizard; 
Elizabeth Blizard, daughter of John Blizard; and Daniel Blizard, son 
of Thomas Blizard. The other y^ of the plantation I give to my wife. 
Executors — wife, Theodosha, and Hosea Shepherd. Witnesses — Tem- 
perance Shepherd, Elizabeth Shepherd, Levi Heaton. Proved June 
17, 1777. 

1777, March 26. Inventory, £84.8.9, made by William Dalles and 
John Robbins. Lib. 18, p. 510. 

1774, April 16. Blizard, Tamson, of Cumberland Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of Richard Robbins, of said Co. Guardian — Joseph Savage. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Enoch Stillwell; both of Cape May Co. W^itness — 
Hance Peterson. Lib. 15, p. 529. 

1775, July 1. Bloodg^ood, Gach, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah Bloodgood. Pellowbondsman — Aaron Bloodgood; 
both of said place. 

1775, July 12. Inventory, made by Samuel Parker and George 
Herriot. Lib. M, p. 32. 

1778, Feb. 21. Bloodgood, Moses, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman. Int. Adm'x — Isabel Bloodgood. Pellowbondsman — John 
Hampton, yeoman; both of said Co. 

1778, May 5. Inventory, £157.8.6, made by Ellis Bloomfleld and 
Stephen Carman; both of Woodbridge. Lib. 16, p. 521. 

1768, Feb. 18. Bloomfleld, Benjamin, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Eldest son, William, £5. Son, Ezekiel, rest of real 
and personal estate, and he is to take all prudent care of his delirious 
brother, William, above mentioned. Daughter, Phebe Bateman, £25. 
Daughter, Mary Bloomfleld, £25. Granddaughter, Susanna Bloomfleld, 
£5, when 18. Grandson, John Bloomfleld, £5, when 21. Grandson, 
James Bloomfleld, £5, when 21. If my son, William, should be restored 
to his right reason, then I give him my home place, which I had of 
my brother, Timothy Bloomfleld, and he to give back to my son 
Ezekiel all that he has spent on his account. Executors — son, Ezekiel, 
and George Herriot. Witnesses — George Everson, Joseph Bloomfleld, 
Moses Bloomfleld. Proved June 15, 1772. Lib. K, p. 470. 

1777, Aug. 11. Bloomfleld, .Jonathan, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son 
of Samuel Bloomfleld, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward, having real 
estate, makes choice of Ebenezer Ford as his Guardian. 

1777, Aug. 11. Guardian — Ebenezer Ford. Fellowbondsmen — Benja- 
min Enyard and John Conger; all of Somerset Co. Witnesses — Daniel 
Hampton and Henry Alward. Lib. 18, p. 621. 

1773, Aug. 17. Bloomfleld, Mary, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Asa Hubbell. Pellowbondsman — Samuel Elston; both of said 
place. Lib. K, p. 451. 

1777, June 27. Bloomfleld, Samuel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Inventory, £488.15.10, made by Henry Alward and John Conger. The 
said Inventory includes 10 acres of land where the house stands, £100, 
and 10 acres of salt meadow, £50. Ebenezer Foord, Guardian of Jona- 



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than Bloomfield, son of Samuel Bloomfleld, deceased, an infant above 
14, was sworn and said that the above is a true Inventory. Sworn 
Nov. 8, 1777. File No. 5335 L. 

1780, March 4. Bloomfleld, Sarah, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Timothy Bloomfleld, her son. Fellowbondsman — Gabriel Compton; 
both of said Co. Witness — Abigail Viall. Lib. 22, p. 22. 

1778, ^o-v. 23. Bodly, John, of Morris River Township, Cumberland 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth Bodly. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Brick; 
both of said place. Witness — Ruth Elmer. 

1778, Jan. 27. Inventory, £668.13.7, made by Joshua Brick and 
William Aulls. 

1780, July 24. Account by Adm'x. Paid Samuel Leak, attorney, 
£1.5.0. Lib. 16, p. 523; Lib. 24, p. 172. 

1779, Nov. 2. Bogart, Gisbert, of Bridgewater Township, Somerset 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Petrous Nevius and Bergon Brokaw. Fellowbonds- 
man — Henry Van Middleswart; all of said Co. Witness — Thomas 
Peterson. 

1779, Nov. 1. Inventory, made by Abraham Ten Eick, Peter Dumont 
and Henry Van Middleswart. 

1780, Jan. 27. "We are desired by Bergun Brokaw, Guardian of an 
infant child of Gisbert Bogert, to appraise a farm of 306 acres, which 
we value at £30 per acre — £9,180." Signed by Matthew Ten Eick and 
Jacob Ten Eick. Lib. 22, p. 22. 

1777, May 15. Boggart, Jacob, of Bridgwater Township, Somerset 
Co.; will of. Eldest son, Gisbert Bogart, land where I live, he paying 
the legacies. Wife, Catherine, % the profits of said farm. Son, John, 
£600. Daughters, Sarah, the Avife of Andris Midleswart, Mary and 
Catherine, my moveable estate. Grandson, Jacob Bogert, a mare. 
Executors — friend, Henry Van Midleswart, and my sons, Gisbert and 
John. Witnesses — Harmen Lane, Gisbert Bogart, Mary Low Bodine. 
Proved Dec. 22, 1777. Lib. 18, p. 633. 

1771, June 10. Bogeart, Cornelius, of Bedminster Township, Somer- 
set Co.; will of. Wife, Catherine, my household goods and use of real 
estate. To my w^ife's grandson, Cornelius Vanest Bogeart, the son of 
Peter Vanest, all my estate after death of my wife, if he is 21; but 
if he die before that age, then estate is to be divided among the sur- 
viving children of said Peter Vanest, and the other part to Cornelius 
Bogeart, son of my brother, Isaac Bogeart, in Lebanon, Hunterdon 
Co. Executors — wife, Catharine, said Peter Vanest and John Vorhise. 
Witnesses — John Teeple, Alexander McEowen, Richard McDonald. 
Proved Sept. 17, 1771. Lib. 20, p. 310. 

1773, May 4. Bogert, Cattrine, of Bridgwater Township, Somerset 
Co.; will of. Cornelius Vanneste, eldest son of my daughter, Cattrine 
Vanneste, my negro boy. Daughter, Cattrine, my negro girl, Philus. 
Rest of my estate to my son, Barnardus Vanneste, daughter, Mary 
Gorden, daughter, Cattrine Vanneste, and the said Cornelius Van- 
neste. Executors — son-in-law, Peter Vanneste, and John Voorhees. 
Witnesses — Susanah Cassaart, John Brokaw, Jr., Peter Ween. Proved 
Aug. 12, 1773. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 177I-I780 5I 

1773, June 25. Inventory, made by Aurie Lane, John Brokaw, Jr., 
and Abraham Ten Eyck. Lib. L, p. 53. 

1780, Jan. 29. Bogert, Jacob, of Somerset Co. Ward. Son of Glsbert 
Bogert, of said Co., deceased, and grandson of Bergon Brolcaw, Sr. 
Said Ward makes choice of Bergon Brokaw, Jr., farmer, as his 
Guardian. 

1780, Jan. 29. Guardian — Bergon Brokaw, Jr. Pellowbondsmen — 
Berg-on Brokaw, Sr., and Jacob Ten Eyk ; all of said Co. Lib. 22, p. 62. 

1777, Sept. 1. Robert, Luykes, of Franklins Town, Berg-en Co.; will 
of. Wife, Rachel, all real and personal estate, but 60 acres excepted, 
w^hich I leave to my son, Cornelius, and he is to pay to his sisters, 
£30. Son, Cobis, all my plantation, except that part given to my son, 
Cornelius. Son, Cobes, has had a mare and 2 colts. Children, Cor- 
nelius Bogert, Lisabeth, Niltie, Trientie, Antie, Cobes, Rachel and 
Willimtie, my personal estate. Executors — Cobes S. Bogert and 
Abraham AVestervelt. Witnesses — John J. Post, Peter "Van Allen, 
Roelef Westervelt. Proved Nov. 10, 1780. 

1780, Nov. 10. Inventory, £526.11.6, made by John J. Post and Roelef 
Westervelt. Lib. 22, p. 277. 

1774, March 30. Boice, Cornelius, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Combs, of said Co. Pellowbondsman — John Clark, of Freehold, 
Monmouth Co. 

1774, March 29. Renunciation by Hannah Boice, the widow of said 
Cornelius Boice, in favor of her father, John Combs. Witness — Jona- 
than Combs. 

1774, March 12. Inventory, made by John Tice and Jacob Suidara. 

Lib. L, p. 155. 

1779, March 4. Boice, George, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Son, Jacob Boice, 20 shillings as his birthright. Son, George, my 
house and lot where I live. Daughter, Lidda Boice, six silver tea- 
spoons. Wife, Lidda, cuppoard and bed, and other goods. Daughter, 
Lidda, the rest of the goods. If my son, George, die before he is of 
age, then the house and lot I give to my daughter, Lidda. Wife to 
have possession of house and lot, to bring up the children. Executors 
— friends, Richard Holton and Christianus Lupardus, both of Piscata- 
way. Witnesses — Jacob Randolph, Jeremiah Blackford, John Runyon. 
Proved April 6, 1779. 

1779, April 1. Inventory, £601.2.6, made by Samuel Drake and Joseph 
Drake. Lib. 21, p. 230. 

1771, Dec. 27. Bolmer, Albert, of Bridgwater Township, Somerset 
Co.; will of. Son, David, £5, when 21. Rest of personal and real 
estate to be sold, and the money to be used to bring up my children, 
and, if any is left, to be given to them. Executors — brother, Robert 
Bolmer, and friends, Roelof Sebring and James Castner. Witnesses — 
Denes Tuneson, Cornelious Tunison, Peter Yatman. Proved March 
2, 1772. 

1772, Feb. 11. Inventory, made by George Roland and John Sebring. 

Lib. K, p. 439. 

1766, May 30. Bolmer, Mary, of Bridgwater, Somerset Co., widow; 
will of. Son, Albert Bolmer, my loom. Surviving daughters, my 



52 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

apparel. Grandchild, Williantic Clauson, smoothing irons. Of the 
rest of my estate, I give 1/5 to my grandchildren, the daughters of 
my son-in-law, John Fausey, provided they lend the household goods 
to their father and mother during their lifetime; and 1/5 to my 
daughter, Rozina Albright; and 1/5 to my daughter, Merlane Tits- 
worth; and 1/5 to my daughter, Jane Compton; and my Executors 
are to keep 1/5, and give it to my grandchild, Anne Wilson, at her 
marriage, or when she is 21; but, if she die, then my Executors to 
buy clothing and give them to my daughter, Elizabeth. Executors — 
son, Robert Bolmer, and Roelof Sebring. Witnesses — Abraham Bol- 
mer, Sarah Bolmer, Roelof Sebring. Proved Oct. 5, 1771. 

1771, May 17. Inventory, made by George Roland, Jr., and John 
Sebring. Lib. K. p. 397. 

1778, Augr* 14. Bond, Amy. Account by Ephraim Foster, Executor. 

Lib. 18, p. 691. 

1779, Oct. 7. Bond, is>amnel, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — William 
Bond. Fellowbondsman — Seth Raymond; both of said Co. 

Lib. 22, p. 12. 

1772, April 9. Bonnel, Henry, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. All real and personal estate to be sold. Wife, Prudence, £30, 
and the rest of the money to be used to bring up my children. Sons, 
Abner and Henry, to be bound out to trades, when they are old 
enough. Executors — Daniel Wade and Elias Whitehead, my 2 broth- 
er-in-laws. Witnesses — Timothy Whitehead, Sarah Whitehead, Jo- 
anna Whitehead. Proved Aug. 9, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 181. 

1777, Aug. 19. Bonnel, Sinesey, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Puah, to have £35, and grain, livestock and fire wood, 
and she shall have the use of my part of the plantation till sold, and 
then the use of the money to bring up the children. All lands to be 
sold after the death of my mother, Sarah Bonnell. Daughters — Rachel 
Bonnell, Lois Bonnell, and Phebe Bonnel, the money that remains, 
when they are 18. Executors— wife, Puah, and my friend, Elias 
Whitehead. Witnesses — Benjamin Halt, Solomon Line, Sarah Cambel. 
Proved March 11, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 276. 

1777, July 18. Bonny, Benjamin, of Bridgewater Township, Somer- 
set Co. Int. Adm'r — James Bonny. Fellowbondsman — John Tucker. 
1777, July 21. Inventory. Lib. 18, p. 607. 

1775, Marcli 20. Boon, Peter, of Penns Neck, Salem Co.; will of. To 
Deborah Stonmet, the daughter of George and Ann Stonmet, when she 
is 18, £50. To Able Dalbow, son of Israel and Gartrey Dalbow, when 
he is 21, £100. Brother, Cornelius Boon, £5. Sister, Gartrey Dalbow, 
£5. Sister, Catherine Helms, £10. Nephews, Peter and Andrew Boon, 
sons of Cornelius and Rachel Boon, when they are 21, all my lands. 
Executors — Cornelius Boon and Andrew Helms. Proved Nov. 5, 1780. 

1780, Oct. 11. Inventory, £4,398.0.6, made by Edward Roberts and 
Thomas Carney, Jr. Lib. 23, p. 354. 

1777, Aprli 8. Bordail, John, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co.; will of. 
To Jonathan Russel, my bed and horse. To James Russel, my apparel. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 53 

and the apparel of my former wife's. To Catren Kille, spoons. To 
Hannah Russel, a cloak. To Ann Russel, a looking glass. To James 
Russel, the rest of my goods. Executor — Jacob Jones. Jacob Jones, 
the intended Executor, says that the foregoing is the will of John 
Bordall, and that he read the same to him, and he said he was satis- 
fled, the will having no witnesses, and being not signed by the Tes- 
tator. Dated April 14', 1777. 

1777, April 14. Adm'r — James Russel. Pellowbondsman — Jacob 
Jones; both of Woolwich Township, Gloucester Co., yeomen. "Whereas 
John Bordail died intestate as appears by the will hereunto annexed, 
and the testimony of the above named Jacob Jones, the intended 
Executor." Lib. 18, p. 275. 

1770, Aug. !• Bor«len, James, of Evesham Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. My upper plantation, which did belong to my 
brother, Benjamin, to be sold; also the meadow that lies on Ran- 
cokas Creek. Wife, Jane, £150, and use of plantation where I dwell, 
till my son, Jacob, is 21. Son, Jacob, to have said plantation, when 
21. Son, Asa, 50 acres, to be taken off of my plantation, adjoining 
the plantation that was my brother Benjamin's. Daughter, Abigaill, 
£60, when she is 18. Children, Mary Borden, James Borden and Will- 
iam Borden, £60 each. Sons, James and William, to be put to trades. 
Executors — wife, Jane, and my friends, John Cox and John Clark. 
Witnesses — Thomas Talman, Alexander Ross, Edward Thomas. 
Proved Oct. 25, 1771. 

1771, Oct. 11. Inventory, £262.7.0, made by Joshua Bispham and 
Jacob Hollinshead. 

1784, April 12. Account, made by John Cox and John Clark, acting 
Executors. File No. 8853 C; Lib. 25, p. 543. 

1776, Dec. 12. Borden, James, of Chester Township, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Job, 20 shillings, when he is 21. Sons, John 
and Richard, the rest; and they are to have trades, and be in the 
care of my brother, Richard Borden. Executor — brother, Richard 
Borden. Witnesses — Joseph Brackney, William Hackney, John 
George. Proved Jan. 2, 1777. 

1776, Dec. 31. Inventory, £365.16.10, made by Joseph Hackney and 
Joseph Brackney. Lib. 18, p. 47. 

1768, April 28. Borden, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, her choice of goods, 3 cows and fire 
wood. Eldest son, John, 15 acres of land off the northwest corner 
of my plantation, that joins to Josiah Parker's land. Son, Joel, the 
rest of my land, and the grist mill. Daughter, Mary, the wife of 
Samuel Pintard, £30, which she hath had. Daughter, Elizabeth, the 
wife of John Corlies, £35. Daughter, Anna, £35. Daughters, Jane 
and Hannah, £35 to each. The last 3 daughters are single. Execu- 
tors — wife, Elizabeth, and sons, John and Joel. Witnesses — Thomas 
Hewlitt, Miln Parker, Benjamin Walcott. Proved May 9, 1772. 

Lib. K, p. 438. 

1773, March 15. Borden, Jonathan, of Evesham, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Richard Borden, of Evesham Township, farmer. Fellow- 
bondsman — Thomas Paxson, of Northampton Township. Renuncia- 
tion, made by Rebeckah Burdin, the widow, in favor of her eon, 
Richard Borden. Witness — Micajah Willets. 



54 NEW JERSEY COEONIAE DOCUMENTS 

1773, March 16. Inventory, £14.14.3, made by Micajah Willets and 
Joseph Eayre. 

1773, Sept. 14. Account made by Adm'r. 

1774, Sept. 27. Account made by Adm'r. Includes "Going- to Coles 
Town to dig- the grave, £0.7.6." Lib. 14, p. 518; Lib. 15, p. 499. 

1777, Feb. 2. Borton, Abraham, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Son, Uriah, my 200 acres in Gloucester Co., joining- my brother, 
Isaac Borton. Son, Joseph, my plantation where Joseph Willets lives, 
of 50 acres, joining lands of Edward Darnel, John Borton and others. 
Son, Robert, the lower end of the plantation where I live, and to join 
Jacobeses Creek, Peter Parker, John Parker, Rancocas Creek and 
Joshua Borton, to contain 180 acres, except Vz acre sold to Andrew 
Conarrow. Son, Abraham, the rest of my plantation, and he is to 
pay £10 to each of my sons, Joseph, Robert and Uriah, as they are 21. 
Sons, Abraham, Joseph and Robert, my cedar swamp in a branch of 
Little Egg Harbor river, called the Green Limb. Son, Uriah, £100, 
when 21. Daughter, Elizabeth Thomas, £10. Wife, Rachel, and my 
daughter, Rachel Borton, the rest of my personal estate. Executors — 
wife, Rachel, and my friends, William Rogers and Robert Engle. 
Witnesses — Joshua Lippincott, Benjamin Haines, Isaac Evans. Proved 
May 14, 1777. 

1777, April 11. Inventory, £863.3.11, made by Enoch Roberts and 
Benjamin Haines. Lib. 18, p. 266. 

1770, July 27. Borton, William, of Evesham, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Martha Borton. Fellowbondsman — Noah Garwood; both of 
said Co. 

1779, July 20. Inventory, £647.4.5, made by Edward Darnel and 
Noah Garwood. Lib. 22, p. 30. 

1776, May 1. Bo'ven, E^nocli, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Son, Mason Bowen, 55 acres, being part of the plantation on which I 
live, and he is to take the same adjoining to Daniel Bateman, that 
being the southern boundary, and the highway which goes between 
my houses to be the western boundary, and it is to be laid out from 
Bateman's line along the said highway, till it includes my house 
where Jeremiah Husted now lives, and 8 rods northward of the same, 
then extending east with Bateman's land. I also give him 35 acres, 
adjoining to Elias Petty. Son, Jerial Bowen, during his life, the rest 
of my plantation, and the laiid on the east side of the highway; and, 
after his death, to his 2 sons. Garrison and Henry. I also give him 
and his sons 10 acres that join to land formerly Richard Townsend's, 
and also joins that place which I have given to son. Mason. Daugh- 
ter, Mary Bowen, my house on the west side of said highway, and % 
of my plantation on the same side, and % of my lands in swamps. 
Sons, Noah and Levi, the rest of my plantation on the -west side of 
the highway, and the rest of lands in the swamps. Granddaughter, 
Jerushe Helton, beds, etc., now in possession of her mother, my 
daughter, Sarah Helton. Daughter, Priscilla's child, one bed and one 
cow, which my daughter is to use during her life. Granddaughter, 
Ruth Bowen, daughter of my son Jerial, one cow. Son, Henry, 5 
shillings. Daughter, Eve Terry, £3. Son, Enoch, 5 shillings. Daugh- 
ter, Rachel Whitecar, 5 shillings. Son, Levi, my black breeches. 
Executor — friend, Timothy Elmer. Witnesses — John Bateman, Judith 
Bateman, Theophilus Elmer. Proved May 21. 1776. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — ^1771-1780 55 

1776, May 15. Inventory, £54.10.7, made by John Daniels and John 
Bateman. 

1779, June 14. Account by Executor. Cash was paid to John Bate- 
man, John Daniels, David and Sarah Percel, Jeremiah Husted, Jerial 
Bowen, Levi Bowen, Mosie Jonson, Hannah Bowen, Samuel Bennet, 
Richard Whiticar, Silas Whiticar, Levi Preston, Job Davis, John Buck 
(Executor of Ephraim Buck), Jonathan Bowen, Jr., and Ezekiel 
Hannah. Lib. 17, p. 392; Lib. 22, p. 65. 

1777, Sept. 4. Bowen, Bnoch, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah Bowen. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Wescot; both of 
said Co. Witness- — -David Whitecar. 

1777, March 5. Inventory, £73.0.5, made by Abial Shaw and Richard 
Whitecar. 

1779, April 6. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 16, p. 523; Lib. 18, p. 602. 

1780, March 27. Bowen, James, Jr., of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Rachel Bowen. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Davis; both of Stow Creek 
Township, said Co. Witness — Sarah Davis. 

1780, March 27. Inventory, £1,109.10.0, made by John Bowen and 
Isaac Davis. Lib. 24, p. 166. 

1780, April 12. Bo-tven, James, Sr., of Stow Creek Township, Cum- 
berland Co. Int. Adm'rs — Walter Wood and Sarah, his wife. Fellow- 
bondsman — Job Shepherd, yeoman; all of said Co. 

1779, Dec. 27. Inventory, £2,197.12.6, made by Reuben Jerman and 
Hug'h Dunn. 

1781, April 25. Account by Walter Wood. 

Lib. 24, p. 166; Lib. 24, p. 172. 

1778, Dec. 19. Bowen, Jeremiah, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Bowen. Fellowbondsman — Enos Woodruff; both of said Co. 

1778, Dec. 8. Inventory, £456.11.7, made by Moses Remington and 
Enos Woodruff. Lib. 22, p. 38. 

1777, April 15. Bowen, Mary, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Ward. 
Daughter of Enoch Bowen, of said place, deceased. Said child having 
real and personal estate, makes choice of her brother, Noah Bowen, 
as her Guardian. Guardian — Noah Bowen, of said place. Fellow- 
bondsman — Jonathan Fithian, of said Co. Witness — Mary Merseilles. 

Lib. 18, p. 215. 

1779, Feb. 5. Bo-wen, Peleg, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Brother, Elisha Swiney, all my lands and cedar swamps 
in N. J. Cousin, Amey Shepherd, a Bible, etc., when 18. Cousin, 
Martha Sockwell, £10, when 18. Cousin, Samuel Sockwell, £10, when 
21. Executor — brother, Elisha Swiney. Witnesses — Jeremiah Rob- 
bins, Phineas Ayres, Elnathan Davis. I also give to my nurse's son, 
Noah Read, 6 sheep, when of age. Proved Feb. 17, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 16. 

1775, June 24. Bowen, Reuben, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Lucy Bowen, of said place, widow, and David Bowen, 
of Hopewell, said Co., Esquire. 

1775, June 23. Inventory, £34.15.0, made by Ozwell Sutton and 
Jacob Brown. Lfb. 15, p. 544. 



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1776, Oct. 26. Bowen, Stephen, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Seth Bowen. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Fithian; 
both of said Co. Witness — Norton Lawrence. 

1776, Feb. 9. Inventory, £4.8.6, made by Elijah Bowen and Jeremiah 
Brooks. Lib. 18, p. 53. 

1780, Feb. 7. Bowen, William, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Nehemiah Bowen. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Davis; both of 
said place, yeomen. Witness — John Burg-in. 

1780, Feb. 4. Inventory, £598, made by Jonathan Ayars and John 
Burg-in. Lib. 22, p. 25. 

1780, July 18. Bowers, Jolia, of Hanover, Morris Co.: will of. Son, 
Samuel Bowers, £5, when 21. Youngest son, John, the farm where 
I live, of 7 acres, when he is 21. Only daughter, Mary, such goods 
as her mother thinks proper, when she is 18. Wife, Catharine, use 
of the said farm. Sheep to be sold and money given to my sons, 
Philo, Jesse and Whitemore. Executors — wife, Catharine, and my 
friends, John Ball and John Cobb. Witnesses — Ebenezer Hayward, 
John Osborn, John Hayward. Proved Nov. 15, 1780. Lib. 22, p. 316. 

1780, Jan. 16. Bowers, Michael, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Sarah Bowers, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Thomas 
Sparks and Paul Bowers; all of said place. 

1780, Jan. 13. Inventory, £2,099.10.0, made by Thomas Sparks and 
Allen Congleton, Jr. Lib. 22, p. 25. 

1773, April 27. Bowlby, George, of Hanover Township, Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth Bowlby, £20, and she is to be supported by 
my sons, John, Georg-e, Thomas and Edward. Son, Georg-e, the land 
where he lives, except 2 acres which is for my son Samuel. Son, 
Thomas, land where I live. Sons, John, Edward and Samuel, the rest 
of my lands. Sons, John, George, Thomas, Edward and Samuel, all 
to have the use of the mill. Sons, Charles and Richard, lot of land 
in Roxbury Township, at Fox Hill, of 274 acres, when they are 21. 
To son John's eldest daughter, Martha, a gold ring which I had of 
my sister, Martha. Rest of moveable estate to my sons, John, Georg-e, 
Thomas, Edward, Samuel, Charles and Richard. Executors — son, 
Edward Bowlby, and Ebenezer Farrand, Jr. Witnesses — John Van- 
derhooff, Cornelus Peer, Lewis Stewart. Proved Oct. 30, 1773. 

1773, Nov. 19. Inventory, £235.17.0, made by John Parlaman and 
Samuel Barritt. Lib. L, p. 24. 

1774, Oct. 20. Bowman, James, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Joseph Ellis and Joseph Hugg-; both of said Co. Witness — James 
Dillon. 

1774, Oct. 20. Renunciation by Eleanor Bowman, of Town of Glou- 
cester, in favor of Joseph Ellis and Joseph Hugg. Lib. 15, p. 522. 

1774, March 28. Bowman, Thomas, Jr., of Reading-town, Hunterdon 
Co. Ward. Grandson of Thomas Bowman, of said place, deceased. 
Said Ward having- personal estate left him by his grandfather, makes 
choice of his father, Thomas Bowman, as his Guardian. Guardian — 
Thomas Bowman, Sr. Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah Dunham; both of 
said Co. Witness — Furman Yard. Lib. 15, p. 519. 



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1775, June 16. Bowne, Andrew, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. My mother to have the use of my lands and moveable estate 
while she is a widow. Then I give all my lands and rights of land 
to John Crawford and William Crawford, sons of my sister, Cath- 
arine Crawford, and each to pay to their sister. Ester Crawford, £250. 
I order a headstone, with my age and time of death cut on it. Execu- 
tors — William Crawford, Robert Hartshorn and Jarritt Wall, of 
Mount Pleasant; all of Middletown. Witnesses — William Hendrick- 
son. Safety Bowne, Richard Crawford. Proved Jan. 15, 1776. Proved 
in New York City, July 4, 1785, before Thomas Tredwell, Judge of 
Probate Court. Lib. M, p. 10. 

1778, Aug. 6. Bo'tvne, Andrew, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Friend, Sarah Robinson, granddaughter of William Hartshorne, 
at this present time living with Esek Hartshorne, my bed. To Mary 
Grover, daughter of Sylvanus Grover, the cherry chest. To Mary 
Robinson, sister to the said Sarah Robinson, my desk. To Elizabeth 
Robinson, sister of Sarah and Mary, my trunk. To Daniel Hendrick- 
son, in To^wn, or, as it is called, upon the Hill, my best Bible. To 
Robert Hartshorne, my Concordance. To Lydia Morris, wife of Ben- 
jamin, my Scripture Dictionary. To John Debow, books. Rest of 
estate to Daniel Hendrickson and John Debow. Executors — said 
Daniel Hendrickson and John Debow. Witnesses — William Cooper, 
Patrick Madden, Andrew Brannan. Proved Jan. 25, 1780. 

1778, Aug. 18. Inventory, £148.11.7, made by Samuel Bowne and 
John Burdge. Lib. 22, p. 188. 

1773, April 26. Bowne, Gershom, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Porman. Fellowbondsman — Denise Denise; both of said Co. 
Witness — William Taylor, Surrogate. Lib. K, p. 450. 

1748, April 28. Bowne, John, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. To be buried as near the body of my mother as possible. Only 
son, Andrew, land where I live, that formerly was my father's, of 
about 632 acres; also my other lands and rights of land. Daughters, 
Lydia and Catharine, my personal estate. My wife is to have the use 
of my lands and personal estate till my children are 21. Executors — 
my brothers, Obadiah Bowne and Thomas Bowne, of Monmouth Co., 
and my wife, as long as she remain my widow. Witnesses — John 
Dorsett, Hendrick Vanderbilt, Jarrett Wall, John Vanbrakle. 

1753, June 19. Codicil. To daughters, Lydia and Catharine, all 
my share of a piece of land to the westward of Roleph Cownover's 
land, that was formerly my uncle, Capt. John Bowne's. Executors — 
my son, Andrew, and my son-in-law, James Grover, in the place of 
my brothers, Obadiah and Thomas Bowne. Witnesses — Jarret Wall, 
Ann Wall, John Wall. Proved March 8, 1775. Lib. L, p. 169. 

1774, Jan. 4. Bo'wne, Obadiah, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Susannah Bowne, all that she brought with her that is not 
worn out, 2 horses, 6 cows and a negro woman, Phillis. Daughter, 
Rachel, £200, when she is 21. Son, James, the rest of my estate, that 
may be more than enough to bring up my children, when he is 21. 
Executors — wife, Susannah, and my friends, Esek Hartshorne and 
Jonathan Herbert. Witnesses — Thomas Hartshorne, Comelay John- 
son, Robert Hartshorne. Proved Jan. 29, 1774. 



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1774, Feb. 4. Inventory, made by John Stillwell and Nathaniel 
I^eonard. Lib. L, p. 81. 

1773, Sept. 13. Bowiie, Peter, of Lower Freehold Township, Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. To my wife % of the profits of my plantation 
where I live, and % of the stock. Son, Joseph, all the land now in 
his possession, where he lives, and he is to pay the balance due from 
me to John Williams, when the affair respecting- the widow's dower 
shall be settled. Sons, Jonathan and David, the farm where I live. 
My cash and bonds I give to my 2 daughters, and my daughter Lydia's 
share to remain in the hands of her mother. Executors — Son, Joseph, 
and John Vanderveer, son of Tunis. Witnesses — Garret Wikoff, John 
Pettenger, Nathaniel Scudder. Proved Sept. 27, 1773. Lib. L, p. 23. 

1772, Nov. 2, Box, Margaret, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Margret Burgin. Fellowbondsman — John Burgin; both of 
said place. 

1772, Nov. 2. Inventory, £7.10.0, made by Adam Fix and Azariah 
More. Lib. 14, p. 509. 

1777, March 26. Boyd, Amy, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co. ; will of. 
Son, James Boyd, various clothing. Daughter, Sarah Boyd, rest of 
my personal estate. Executor — Ephraim Foster. Witnesses — Jacob 
Steelman, Joseph Conklin. Proved May 6, 1777. 

1777, April 5. Inventory, £187.10.6, made by Nathan Leek and Uriah 
Davis. 

1778, Aug. 14. Account by Executor. Lib. 18, p. 305; Lib. 18, p. 691. 

1773, Dec. 27. Boyd, James, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Boyd, widow, of said place. Fellowbondsmen — Alex- 
ander Moore and Andrew Hunter; both of Hopewell, said Co. Wit- 
ness — Sarah Ramsay. 

1773, Dec. 31. Inventory, £1,122.8.9, made by Enos Seeley and Mas- 
kil Ewing. 

1778, Jan. 5. Account by Adm'x, of estate of James Boyd, of Bridge- 
ton. Lib. 14, p. 546; Lib. 18, p. 690. 

1776, Jan. 16. Boyd, Martha, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Richard Clarlv. Fellowbondsman— George Trout; both 
of said place. Witness — Joshua Corshon. 

1776, Jan. 15. Inventory, £37.18.11, made by Edward Taylor and 
George Trout, yeomen. Lib. 16, p. 492. 

1774, Aug. 10. Boyd, William, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
My plantation in Deerfleld, which I bought of Thomas Mayhew, to be 
sold, and the money paid to my children. If my wife prove to be 
pregnant, then that child is to have its share. Son, James, is to have 
£50 more than my daughter, Sarah. Executors — wife. Amy, and 
Ephraim Foster, of Deerfleld. Witnesses — Robert Jeames [James], 
John Worthington, Michael Iszard. Proved Sept. 6, 1774. 

1774, Sept. 6. Inventory, £312.0.5, made by Benjamin Leek and 
Samuel Ogden. 

1778, Sept. 7. Account by Executor. Lib. 16, p. 295; Lib. 18, p. 691. 

1772, Oct. 6. Boyle, Benjamin, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Real and personal estate to be sold. To Mary Magdolan Boyle, 



CALENDAR OF WILES I77I-I780 59 

daughter of John and Hannah Boyle, £35. To Jean Dunremple, wife 
of Joseph Dunremple, the use of £50, to be put in the hands of 
Thomas Burgle, and, at her death, to be paid to her son, Solomon 
Dunremple, and, in case of his death, to his brothers and sisters. 
To Susannah Munro, daughter of Daniel and Mary Munro, £35. To 
William Boyle, son of Solomon and Margret Boyle, £50. Executors — 
John Chetwood, of Elizabeth Town, Daniel Vail and Thomas Burgle, 
of Bernardstown. Witnesses— John Kinnan, William Davison, Will- 
iam Allger. Proved Dec. 7, 1772. Lib. K, p. 504. 

1769, May 27. Boyle, Solomon, of Morris Co., planter; v^rill of. By 
a marriage contract in the hands of Jacob Ford, I agreed to give my 
wife, Sarah, £12 yearly. Son, .John, £10, as I have advanced to him. 
Son, Solomon, £600. Son, Benjamin, £300. Son, Joseph, £300. Daugh- 
ter, Jane, the wife of Joseph Dalrumple, £50. Daughter, Mary, the 
wife of Daniel Monroe, £50. Daughter, Magdalen, the wife of John 
Cooper, £50. Daughter, Sarah Boyle, £200. Rest to my sons, John, 
Solomon, Benjamin and Joseph, and my daughters, Jane, Mary, Mag- 
dalen and Sarah. Executors — son, Solomon, Isaac AVoodruff and John 
Chetwood. Witnesses — John Ross, George Fleming, William Jelf. 
Proved July 22, 1771. Lib. K, p. 356. 

1773, Feb. 6. Bradbery, Elizabeth, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Niece, Hannah Van Dyke, daughter to my brother, Nicholas Van 
Dyke, £100. Niece, Elizabeth, the wife of Derick Van Outen, interest 
of £30, during her life, and, if she die without children, then to be 
paid to Elizabeth, the daughter of my niece, Fitia Van Ripen, when 
she is 18. To said Elizabeth Van Ripen, £33, when 18. To said Fitia 
Van Rypen, £33. Nieces, T'itia and Elizabeth Van Dyke, daughters 
of my brother, Francis Van Dyke, £50 each. All the rest of personal 
and real to my brothers, Nicholas Van Dyke and Francis Van Dyke, 
and children of my sister, Mary Van Winkle, viz., Francis, Fitia, 
Hannah and Elizabeth. Executors — brothers, Nicholas Van Dyke and 
Francis Van Dyke. Witnesses — William Burnet, Elisha Boudinot, 
Hendrick J. Brown. Proved Feb. 20, 1773. Lib. K, p. 527. 

1778, May 4. Bradbury, David, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co. 
AVard. Son of Thomas Bradbury, of said place, deceased. Said ward 
made choice of William Halstead, as her Guardian. Guardian — Wil- 
liam Halsted. Fellowboridsman — Samuel Smith; both of said place. 
Witness — Alpheus Hews. Lib. 18, p. 692. 

[No date.] Bradshaw, Paul, of Burlington Co.; will of. Son, Henry, 
5 yards of broadcloth. Daughters — Anne, Mary and Rachel, my 
moveables. Son, Thomas, 1 acre, joining Zachariah Antrom and Wil- 
• liam Hewlings, Sr. Executor — son, Henry. Son, Isaiah, cloth enough 
for a coat. Grandson, John Peters, 2 yards of cloth, which is at 
Josiah White's. Witnesses — John Simons, Sarah Simons, Isaiah 
Peters. Proved Dec. 28, 1772. 

1772, Dec. 28. Inventory, £35.9.3, made by John Simons and Isaiah 
Peters. Lib. 16, p. 15. 

1772, Nov. 12. Bradway, Jonathan, of Lower Alloways Creek Town- 
ship, Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £80 and household 
goods. Real estate to be sold, and money put to interest, and interest 



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to be used for support of my children. To each of my sons, when 21, 
one share of the rest, and to my daughter, when 18, also one share. 
Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and my friend, Samuel Steward, of Salem. 
Witnesses — Andrew Yorke, James Stewart, Elizabeth Ware. Proved 
May 29, 1773. 

1773, May 29. Inventory, £601.8.11, made by Thomas Sayre and 
Jonathan Stretch. Lib. 16, p. 271. 

1770, Dec, 7. Brady, Patriek, of Waterford, Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, £60. Son, John, £20. To the child my wife is now preg- 
nant with, £20. If either child should die under age, then its legacy 
to go to the other child. If I should die before I return from Ireland, 
then all the profits from my adventure to go to my wife and children. 
To my illegitimate daughter, Mary Brady, £5, when 18. Executors- 
Joseph Cooper, of Newtown, and John Reily, of Waterford. Witnesses 
— John Duffey, Joshua Stokes, Joseph Collins. Proved March 21, 1775. 

1775, March 17. Inventory, £187.2.9, made by Joseph Collins and 
Isaac Ellis. Lib. 17. p. 208. 

1767, Nov. 4. Srass, John, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, use of my plantation, till my son, Henry is 20 
years of age. Son, John, 10 shillings. Daughters, Ann Bragg and Mary 
Bragg, % of the moveable estate. Son, Phinihas, to be bound to a 
trade, when 14. Son, Henry, my lands. Son, John, £10. Son, 
Phineas, £10. Executors — wife, Mary, and my friend, Stephen Clark. 
Witnesses — Jonathan Lore, Gideon Heaton, Elijah Hewett. Proved 
April 17, 1772. 

1771, May 21. Inventory, £104.17.9, made by Jonathan Lore and 
Aaron Gandy. Lib. 15, p. 323. 

[No date.] Braiden, John, of Monmouth Co., schoolmaster; will of. 
Brother, Joseph Braiden, all my goods and effects. He may dispose 
of the same as he thinks proper to his father and brothers and 
sisters. Executor — Joseph Braiden. Witness — James Lawrence. 
Proved Sept. 1, 1771. 

1771, Sept. 30. Inventory, £109.9.71^, made by Richard Reading and 
Andrew Smith. 

1771, Oct. 4. Inventory, £8.11.0, made by Gilbert Smith and Andrew 
Smith, of the goods found in his chest and lodging at Gilbert Smith's, 
in Upper Freehold. Lib. 15, p. 401. 

1771, Sept. IS. Braithwaite, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Agnes Braithwaite. Fellowbondsman — John Plasket; both of 
said place. Witness — Jane Okett. 

1771, Dec. 19. Inventory, £28.4.4, made by Stacy Potts and James 
Hill. 

1772, April 7. Account by Adm'x. Paid for schooling of son, John, 
£0.7.6. Paid William Plaskett, for rent, £3. Paid Elizabeth Braith- 
waite. £1.0.2. Paid Anne Pidgeon, £2.5.0. Paid John Plaskett, £1.5.0. 

Lib. 14, p. 400; Lib. 14, p. 420. 

1774, Feb. 1. Braman, Samuel, of New Hanover, Burlington Co. 
Ward. Son of Benjamin Braman. Guardian — Peter Poynsett [Point- 
sett] of said place. Fellowbondsman — John West, of Northampton, 
said Co. Lib. 15, p. 510. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I771-I780 61 

1777, Feb. 4. Branson, Daviil, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman: will of. Son, John, £5. Son, Moses, £5. Son, David, £100. 
Daughter, Sarah Hurley, £20. Daughter, Rebeccah Brown, £8. Daugh- 
ter Rachel Redman, 5 shillings. Daughter, Ann Ward, £8. Daughter, 
Mirian Branson, £50. Daughter, Mary Wright, 5 shillings. Daugh- 
ter, Susanah Branson, £50. All real and personal to be sold. Wife, 
Mary. Executors — son, John, and my son-in-law, David Hurley. 
Witnesses — Samuel Webster, James Cooper, Samuel Clement. Proved 
March 5, 1777. 

1777, March 4. Inventory, £588.10.3, made by Samuel Gaskill and 
Jacob Clement. Lib. 18, p. 160. 

1777, Feb. 14. Branson, John, of Town and Co. of Gloucester; will 
of. Sons, Joset)h, John and James, £200 each, when 21. Daughters, 
Hannah, Sarah and Mary Branson, £100 each, when 21. Wife, Sarah, 
rest of estate. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my brother-in-law, James 
Sloan. Witnesses — Elizabeth Hinchman, Elizabeth Marple, Richard 
Weekes. Proved March 20, 1777. 

1777, March 24. Inventory, £2,021.19.1, made by Jacob Jenings and 
Joseph Cooper. Lib. 18, p. 260. 

1777, April 11. Branson, Mary, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., 
widow; will of. Daughters, Sarah Hurley, Rebekah Brown, Rachel 
Redman, Ann Ward, Miriam Branson, Mary Wright and Susannah 
Branson, my apparel. Grandson, Joseph Branson, £5. Grandson, 
David Branson, son of my son Moses, £5; when they are 21. Son, 
David Branson, £100. Son, Moses Branson, his father's apparel. Ex- 
ecutors — sons-in-law, David Hurley and John Redman. Witnesses — 
Samuel Gaskill, Jr., Thomas Redman. Proved April 30, 1777. 

1777, May 2. Inventory, £275,12.71/2, made by Thomas Redman and 
Samuel Gaskill. Lib. 18, p. 232. 

1777, Oct. 1.5. Brant, Jonathan, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — William 
Brant. Fellowbondsman — Moses Jewel; both of Essex Co. Witness 
— Hannah Burnet. 

1777, Oct. 8. Renunciation by Rachel Brant, the widow of said 
Jonathan Brant, in favor of her father-in-law, William Brant. Wit- 
ness — Moses Jewel. 

1777, Oct. 9. Inventory, £235.3.6, made by Amos Day and Moses 
Jewel. Lib. 18, p. 624. 

1771, Oct. 27. Bray, Daniel, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
Son of James Bray, of said place, deceased. Said ward makes choice 
of John Gregg as his guardian. Guardian — John Gregg, of Amwell 
Township, said Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsmen — John Anderson and 
Richard Slaght; both of said Co. Witness — Samuel Crook. 

Lib. 14, p. 405. 

1771, Oct. 27. Bray, John, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Ward. Son 
of James Bray, of said place, deceased. Said ward makes choice of 
Richard Slaght as his guardian. Guardian — Richard Slaght, of King- 
wood Township, said Co. Fellowbondsmen — John Anderson and John 
Gregg; both of said Co. Witness — Samuel Crook. Lib. 14, p. 405. 



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1773, April 3. Bray, John, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. Son of James 
Bray, of said Co., deceased. Said ward makes choice of John Greg-g- 
as his guarian; he did choose Richard Slag-ht, who has since died. 
Guardian — John Gregg. Fellowbondsman — John Tuckness; both of 
said Co. Witnesses — Furman Yard, John Reading and George 
Reading-. Lib. 14, p. 533. 

1774, Aug. 18. Breach, Peter, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. My executor is to sell all my lands in said Town- 
ship, lying on the south side of the great road, leading from Bur- 
lington to Salem, and to lease out my lands on the north side of the 
road, and, at the death of my sister-in-law, Mary Breach, to lease 
the plantation which was devised to me by my brother, Simeon 
Breach, late deceased. My sister, Mary, is to be supported all the 
life of my sister-in-law, Mary Breach, and, after the death of my 
sister-in-law, my sister, Mary, is to be supported out of the rents 
of said plantation. Sisters, Ann and Sarah, are to have support, if 
they need it. My executor is to lay out one acre of land, adjoining 
John Redman and Benjamin Graisberry, on the plantation late my 
brother, Simeon Breache's, for a burying ground, or, if my sister-in- 
law, Mary Breach, objects to its being laid out there, then to lay it 
out anywhere on my lands, which shall be fenced, and shall be free 
for any reputable person or family to bury in, and a map is to be 
made of the same and a register of persons buried therein, in which 
yard I desire to be laid. After the death of my sisters, the money 
Is to be applied for the relief and support of the descendants of my 
father and mother, taking in and allowing Samuel Warrick, the re- 
puted son of Samuel Warrick, by Judeth Hamton, as one of the 
descendants. Executor^ — friend, Thomas Redman. Witnesses — Jacob 
Stokes, Priscilla Stokes, Samuel Clement. Proved Dec. 13, 1774. 

1774, Oct. 21. Inventory, £23.18.61/2, made by John Gill and Isaac 
Kay. 

1777, June 2. Account by Executor. Lib. 16, p. 388; Lib. 18, p. 468. 

1772, Nov. 3. Breach, Simon, of Newton Tow^nship, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. The demand that my brother, Peter Breach, has 
against me, may be paid by the sale of land. Wife, Mary, rest of 
personal estate, and use of rest of real, and, at her death, the same 
shall descend to my brother, Peter Breach. Sister, Mary, to have 
some support. Executrix — wife, Mary Breach. Witnesses — John 
Glover, Thomas Glover, Samuel Clement. Proved Nov. 23, 1772. 

1772, Nov. 17. Inventory, £331.12.5, made by David Branson and 
Thomas Redman. Lib. 14, p. 464. 

177K, Aug. 15. Breach, Thomas, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
Thomas Breach, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Edward Hampton, 
of said Co. Lib. 15, p. 538. 

1777, March 4. Brearley, John, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Brearley. Fellowbondsman — William Mershon; both 
of said place. 

1777, Feb. 13. Inventory, £1,693.12.6, made by Henry Cook and Wil- 
liam Mershon. Lib. 18, p. 142. 

1776, Aug. 23. Bremen, Joshua, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Sarah, use of all real and personal estate, till my children come of 



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ag-e. Son, John, V2 of my real estate. Son, Aaron, 14 of my real 
estate. Daughter, Easter Brewen, £80. Wife, Sarah, to bring- up 
my children. Executors — wife, Sarah, Robert Nichols and James 
Wheeler. Witnesses — Caleb Wheeler, Samuel Crane, Jonathan Sayre. 
Proved Dec. 10, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 373. 

1773, Oct. 18. Brewster, Hannah, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co. 
Ward. Daug-hter of Francis Brewster, of said place, deceased. 
Guardian — William Somerell, of Pittsgrove, Salem Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — Ladis Walling, of said Greenwich. Lib. 14, p. 542. 

1776, May 27. Brian, Thomas, of Northampton Township, Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Wife, Raney, various goods. Plantation to be 
rented, and wife to have % of the rents, in order to bring up my 
children. When my sons are 14, they are to be bound out to trades. 
Sons, William and John, my plantation, they paying to my daughters, 
Mary, Elizabeth, Bulah and Martha, each £40, when 18. Executors — 
wife, Raney, and my friend, William Rogers. Witnesses — Samuel 
Coun, Abraham Cox, Ann Cuningham. Proved June 13, 1776. 

1776, June 12. Inventory, £207.6.3, made by Nathaniel Haines and 
Joseph Burr, Jr. Lib. 17, p. 319. 

1778, Nov. 23. Briant, John, of Wantage, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Susanna Bryant, my whole estate. To Lisebath Pervost, % 
of my estate. Executors — Phineas Cox and Benjamin Depue. Wit- 
nesses — Mary Decker, Johanis Nichs. Walne. Proved Dec. 14, 1778. 

1778, Dec. 8. Inventory, £146.8.2, made by Jacob Bockoven and 
Charles Royce. Lib. 20, p. 303. 

1780, Feb. 29. Brick, John, of Town and County of Gloucester; will 
of. John Brick (when 25), this part of my plantation, w'hich I pur- 
chased of Charles Read, lying east of the great road leading from 
Gloucester to Salem, bounded by Timber Creek, Isaac Burrough, late 
John Mickle, and Samuel Harrison. Son, Samuel, (when 21) rest of 
my plantation, and % of my cedar swamp. Son, John, rest of the 
swamp. Son, William, £150, when 21. Wife, Abigail, use of planta- 
tion, till John is 25. The rest of personal estate, to my wife and 
daughters, Ann, Abigail and Sarah Brick. Executors — wife, Abigail, 
and my brother-in-law, Samuel French. Witnesses — Hannah Bispham, 
John Bispham, Jr., Martha Harrison, Samuel Clement. Proved April 
21, 1780. 

1780, April 11. Inventory, £568.1.8, made by Samuel Harrison and 
Joseph Clement. Lib. 22, p. 202. 

1778, March 14. Brick, William, of Pilesgrove Township, Salem Co, 
yeoman; will of. Son, Samuel Brick, 10 shillings, as he had his 
share. Son, W^illiam, the place where I I'ive, of 200 acres, and he is 
to pay to my grandson, Jeremiah, £12, which my Executor is to care 
for, as well as what fell to him by the decease of his mother. Daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth, 10 shillings; she had her share. Daughters, Priscilla 
and Mary, the rest of my moveable estate, except a bed, which I give 
to my granddaughter, Hannah Loyd. Executor — son, William. Wit- 
nesses — Benjamin Johnson, Abraham Robertson, Hephoribah Ballln- 
ger. Proved June 11, 1780. 

1780, May 2. Inventory, £4,582.1.0, made by Joseph Paullin and 
Jacob Davis. Lib. 22, p. 208. 



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1772, Sept. 11. Bridgre, John, of Morristown, Morris Co. ; will of. 
Wife, Johanna, household goods and a cow. Lands to be sold, and 
wife to have % of the money. Son, Kitchel, the rest. Daughter, 
Jemima, to have her share. Children to have their part when they 
come of age. Executors — wife, Johanna, Benjamin Lindsley and 
Thomas Bridge. Witnesses — Samuel Day, Ezekiel Day, Jeduthan Day. 
Proved March 10, 1773. Lib. K. p. 543. 

1775, March 28. Bridge, Thomas, of Morris Co.; will of. Mother, 
Mary Bridge, 5 shillings a year. My sister Permely's son, Thomas 
Bridge Word, % of my estate, when 21. Kitchel Bridge, to have V^,, 
when 21. Jemima Bridge, £10, when 18. Rest to my sisters, Eliza- 
beth Tomkin and Permele Word. Executors — Stephen Munson and 
David Bates. Witnesses — Samuel Day, Ezekiel Day, Jeduthan Day. 
Proved June 26, 1775. 

1775, June. Inventory, made by Benjamin Howell and Ralph Smith. 

Lib. L, p. 375 

1779, Jan. 5. Brierly, John, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co.; will of. My 
estate to be turned into paper currency, and put to interest, and, 
when my youngest daughter is 18, then the whole to be divided 
among my 3 daughters, Ann, Sarah and Lydia. Executor — friend, 
Isaac Pedrick. Witnesses — Mary White, Banes White, Jechonias 
Wood. Proved May 8, 1779. 

1779, Jan. 16. Inventory, £379.9.4, made by Joshua Pedrick and 
Ellhu Pedrick. Lib. 21, p. 205. 

1777, April 15. Bright, John, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co.; 
w^ill of. All estate to be sold, and the money divided between my 
children, son, John, when 21, and my daughters, when 18. Executors 
— friend, Richard Johns, and my daughter, Cathren Bright. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Tatem, John Perce, Robert Murry. Proved Oct. 6, 1779. 

Lib. 20, p. 356. 

1770, Aug. 6. Bright, Michael, of Downs Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Brother-in-law, Jonadab Shepherd, all my estate. Execu- 
tor — said Jonadab. Witnesses — Benjamin Whitecar, Adilicia Whitecar, 
Marab Snowden. Proved Nov. 11, 1780. Lib. 22, p. 151. 

1770, Feb. 4. Bright, Thomas, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Aaron 
Friend Cade. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Gosling; both of said Co. 

1778, Jan. 8. Inventory, £988.2.5, made by John Cozens and Jacob 
Gosling. Lib. 22, p. 36. 

1769, Jan. 17. Brinckerhoff, Jacobus, of Hackensack Precinct, Ber- 
gen Co., yeoman; will of. Grandson, Jacobus Hendr Brinkerhoff, £3 
for his father's birthright. Wife, Angenietie, use of real and personal 
estate during her lifetime. Grandchildren, Jacobus Hend. Blinkerhoff, 
Nekasie Hend. Blinkerhoff, George Hend. Blinkerhoff, Hendrick Hend. 
Blinkerhoff, land on east side of Hackensack River, and on east side 
of the Mill pond, now belonging to Simese, which father of said chil- 
dren formerly had; also land on west side of river, which John 
Wright gave by deed; also land I bought of Murmer Duck Eall, and 
a meadow I bought of John Claese Romine. Son, George, land between 
Derek Brinkerhoff and Jacobus Courtland, which I bought of Bar- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 65 

nardus Verveele; also a meadow I bought of Daniel Herring. Son, 
Jacob, plantation where I live. Daughter, Marietie Blincerhoff alias 
Huismen, 5 acres of meadow. Executors — son, George, and my grand- 
son, Nickasie Terhune. Witnesses — Dirck Blinkerhoff, Reynier V. 
Giese. Proved April 5, 1771. 

1771, April 6. Inventory, £1,352.18.8, made by Peter Zabriskie and 
William Sorrel. Lib. K, p. 342. 

1778, Aug. 15. Brink, Aaron, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Margaret Brink, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Thomas Allen and Samuel 
Hill; all of said place. Witnesses — Joshua Opdyke and Stephens 
Kent. 

1778, Aug. 15. Inventory, £245.17.6, made by Thomas Allen and 
Solomon Doty. Lib. 16, p. 527. 

1771, Feb. 15. BrinkerholT, Jacob, of Old Hackinsack, Bergen Co., 

yeoman; will of. Wife, Antie, £60, and the goods she had from her 

father. Oldest son, Lucus, my Dutch Bible. The real estate be- 

j queathed to me by my father. Jacobus Brinkerhoff, and the land 

] which I bought myself, to my 5 sons, Lucas, James, Hendrick, Albart 

i and George. Daughter, Annanite, £100, and daughter, Hannah, £100; 

and to have an outset if they marry. Executors — wife, Antie, my 

brother, George, my nephew Nicholas Brinkerhoff, my nephew, George 

Brinkerhoff, my brother-in-law, Hendrick Van Vorhes, and my 

cousin, Albert Banta. Witnesses — John Vanderhoef, John Poulsse, 

David Archibald. Proved April 5, 1771. 

1771, April 11. Inventory, £410.16.6, made by Peter Zabriskie and 
William Sorrel. Lib. K, p. 344. 

1775, July 12. Brlnley, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Leah, all she had when I married her, and to 
live on the place. Son, William Brinley, land where I live on the 
south side of Whale Pond Brook, with the grist mill and saw mill, 
and the land on north side of the brook, as far as the mill pond. 
Sons, John, Joseph, Reap and Jacob, rest of the lands, when they 
are 21. Daughter, Lydia Eatton, £110. Executors — sons, William, 
John and Reap. Witnesses — Joseph Jackson, Daniel Woolley, David 
Boyer. Proved July 29, 1775. Lib. L, p. 323. 

1774, March 28. Brinley, Phebe, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John West. Fellowbondsman — George Taylor; both of Middletown, 
said Co. Witness — Jehu Stout. Lib. L, p. 155. 

1771, April 19. Brinley, Sylvester, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Margrett Brinley, widow of said Sylvester. Fellowbondsman — "Vin- 
cent White, of Shrewsbury, said Co. and John Mount, of Middletown, 
said Co. The said Sylvester Brinley was late of Shrewsbury. Witness 
— John Tucker. Lib. K, p. 322. 

1754, Jan. 4. Brinley, Thomas, of Monmouth Co.; will of. All real 
and personal estate to my wife and 3 children. Executors — my wife, 
and John Brinley, who may sell my lands. Witnesses — John Mount, 
George Smith, Vincent White. Proved April 19, 1771. Probate to 
John Brinley, the surviving Executor. Lib. K, p. 325. 



66 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1771, March 23. Britton, Richard, of Monmouth Co. Int. Admr— 
Richard Brittin, of Upper Freehold, said Co. Fellowbondsman — John 
Lawrence, of City of Burlington. 

1771, April 9. Inventory, £182.10.11, made by William Tapscott and 
Peter Covenhoven. Lib. 15, p. 108. 

1774, Jan. 4. Broailwell, Josiah, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, £50 out of personal estate, and the use of my plantation, 
and the interest of such part of my estate as I give to my daughters, 
Chloe and Esther, till they are 18. Sons, Hezekiah, Samuel and 
Simeon, plantation where I live. Sons, Moses and Jacob, £100 each, 
when they are 21. My forge may be sold. Daughter, Mary, £10. 
Daughters, Chloe and Esther, £50 each. Executors— friend, Capt. 
Benjamin Bonnel, and my brother, Simeon Briant. Witnesses — 
Samuel Mills, Timothy Mills, Jr., Ezekiel Cheever. Proved Feb. 2, 
1774. Lib. L, p. 102. 

177», Jan. 13. Broailwell, Moses, of Morristown, Morris Co. Ward. 
Son of Josiah Broadwell, of said place, deceased. Said ward makes 
choice of Simeon Broadwell, as his Guardian. 

1779, Jan. 13. Guardian — Simeon Broadwell. Fellowbondsman — 
Ephraim Lindsly; both of said place. Witnesses — Gertrude Abeil and 
Jabez Canfleld, Surrogate. Lib. 22, p. 55. 

1774, Feb. 18. Broadwell, Sarah, of Morristown, Morris Co.; nun-j 
cupative will of. The £50 that my husband left me in his will, and 
wearing apparel, to be divided between my three daughters. Wit| 
nesses — Timothy Johnes, Joseph Wood. Proved March 9, 1774. 

'Tiinothy Johnes said he made her a visit the day before her death.j 
when she was very sick, at which time she made her will, as above.j 
Three witnesses are required to a nuncupative will (Stat. 29, Car. 2, | 
Chap. 3), on an estate over £30. As no executor was appointed, some 
person should act as Adm'r.' Lib. L, p. 254. 

1774, Aug. 8. Broadwell, Simeon, of Morris Co. Ward. Son of 
Josiah Broadwell, of said Co., deceased. Said ward makes choice of 
Jonathan Styles as his Guardian. 

1774. Aug. 8. Guardian — Jonathan Stiles, of said Co. Witness — 
Thomas Kinney. Lib. L, p. 155., 

1778, Oct. 14. Brock, Daniel, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son of Johi 
Brock, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — John Brock. Fellowbondsj 
man — Darling Conrow, Jr., both of said Co. Witnesses — Darling Conf 
row and Samuel Wallace. Lib. 20, p. 

1777, Dec. 22. Brocka, John, of Bridgwater Township, Somerset CoJ 
farmer. Int. Adm'x — Mary Brocka, widow of said John. Felloe 
bondsman — Hendrick Vanderveer, farmer; both of said Co. Witness- 
George Van Nist. 

1777, Nov. 14. Inventory, £1,069.16.0, made by Aurie Lane and Wil 
liam Lane. 

1780, March 22. Account by Adm'x. 

Lib. M, p. 127; Lib. 16, p. 520; Lib. 23, p. 12J 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 177I-I780 67 

1777, July 3. Brookfleld, James, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Deborah Brookfleld. Fellowbondsman — Richard Johnson; 
both of said Co. Witness — Eliza Lum and Mary Johnson. 

Lib. 16, p. 518. 

1771, Aug. 16. Brooks, Bphraim, of Falrfleld, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Brooks. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Mills, yeoman; both 
of said place. 

1771, Aug-. 12. Inventory, £44.7.0, made by Ellas Sheppard and Silas 
Irelan. Lib. 14, p. 416. 

1774, Nov. 17. Brooks, Henry, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Bathsheba Brooks. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Harris; both of 
said Township. 

1774, Nov. 7 Inventory, £268.15.6, made by Isaac Harris and John 
Bower. Lib. 15, p. 509. 

1772, March 26. Brooks, Sarah, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Bacon. Fellowbondsman— Benjamin Reeve: both of Green- 
wich, said Co. 

1772, March 26. Inventory, £26, made by Philip Sheppard and 
Samuel Ayares. Lib. 14, p. 437. 

1773, Oct. 13. Brotherton, Henry, of Mendham, Morris Co.; will of. 
Sister, Elizabeth More, £60, if she demands it. Sister, Grace More, 
£30, if she demands It. Wife, Mercy, the use of the house and land 
to the north side of the road, and the other part to be sold. If my 
wife marry before my daughter, Mercy, is 18, then all lands to be 
sold, and the interest of the money to be used to support and educate 
my children, and, when Mercy is 18, then all to be divided among 
the children. Executors — brother, James Brotherton, and Richard 
Dell. Witnesses — Randal Dell, William Logan, John Wallis. Proved 
May 6, 1774. Lib. L, p. 189. 

1775, July 26. Brown, Abraham, of Stafford, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'rs- — -Richard Brown and Abraham Brown, sons of Abraham 
Brown, deceased; both of said place. Fellowbondsmen — Nathaniel 
Rulon, of said place, and Gabriel Woodmansie, of Dover, said Co. 

1775, Sept. 26. Inventory, £153.12.5, made by Gabriel "Woodmansee 
and David Rulon. Lib. M, p. 38. 

1776, Nov. 13. Brown, Amos, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'rs — Hope 
Brown and William Brown. Fellowbondsman — Barzillai Pricket; all 
of Northampton, said Co. 

1776, Nov. 29. Inventory, £57.0.0, made by John Peacock and Bar- 
zilla Pricket. 

1778, Oct. 9. Account made by Adm'rs. Paid Philip Brown, Henry 
Brown, Elias Brown, John Campbell and others. 

Lib. 16, p. 506; Lib. 18, p. 51. 

1779, Feb. 16. Brown, Caleb, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Son, 
Asher, the house he lives in, and the land adjoining, and so much of 
my other lands as to make % of the whole of the land given him by 
deed. Son, Josiah, the house and land where he lives, and a piece 
of land I bought of Josiah Crane, and so much of other land so aa to 



68 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

make %. Son, Daniel, the house I live in, and enough land to make 
%. Sons, Asher, Josiah and Daniel, my salt meadow. Son, Daniel, 
is under age. Wife, Elizabeth, a bed and silver spoons, and use 
of % of the lands. Daughters, Phebe Tuttle and Prudence Duran, % 
of my personal estate. Executors — brother-in-law, Joseph Rig-gs, 
and my son, Asher. Witnesses — Henry Brown, Abiel Hays, John Hays. 
Proved Tune 2, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 108. 

1777, June 12. Brown, David, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. Sons, 
Stephen and Peter, to pay my debts. Wife, Sarah, moveable estate, 
except what I give hereafter. Son, David, £50. Son, Stephen, that 
land (except 12 acres of woodland), which I hold by deed from 
Jonathan Stiles, said tract being 180 acres. Son, Peter, the land 
where I live, and the said 12 acres, which are to join Joseph Montanye 
and Nathan Cooper, Jr. Daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel, 
Damaras and Esther, 5 shillings each. Executors — sons, David and 
Stephen. Witnesses — Jabesh Bell, Constant King, Victor King. Proved 
Nov. 6, 1779. 

1779, Nov. 23. Inventory, made by Thomas Mulford and Caleb 
Jeffers. Lib. 22, p. 72. 

1775, Dec. 12. Brown, George, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary, negro man, Peter, and various goods. 
Eldest son, James, 20 shillings. Sons, James, John and Benjamin, 
all my freehold rights in lands in Woodbridge Township. Sons, John 
Brown and Benjamin Alston Brown, my homestead where I live, and 
all my salt meadow; also my outlot of wood, which is bounded by 
Nathaniel Heard, Matthew Campyon, John Brown and the highway. 
Daughter, Ann, the wife of Christopher Marsh, £30. Daughter, Jennet, 
the wife of Ralph Marsh, £50. Daughter, Rebeckah, the wife of 
Thomas Alston, £50. Daughter, Mary Brown, £100. Daughter, Agnis 
Foreman Brown, £100. Said sums to be paid when Benjamin is 21. 
Executors — wife, Mary, son John, and my friend, Joseph D Camp, to 
be overseer with them. Witnesses — Henry Moore, James Kinsey. 
Proved Feb. 1, 1779. 

1779, Feb. 4. Inventory, £1,830. 14.7, made by Thomas Brown and 
John Brown. Lib. 21, p. 17. 

1771, Nov. 30. Brown, Hendrick, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Jacobus 
Brown, nephew to the said deceased. Fellowbondsman — John Spear. 
Witness — Mary Ogden. Lib. K, p. 412. 

1773, Aug-. 17. Brown, James, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Paterson, of Philadelphia. Fellowbondsman — John Witherspoon, 
President of the College of New Jersey. Witness — Thomas Moody. 

1773, Aug. 12. Inventory, £106.15.0, made by Robert Stockton and 
Jacob Schenk. Servants, Thomas Digman, Philip Rice, Jane Hewarst, 
Margaret Anderson and Elizabeth Johnson, who have time to serve. 

Lib. 14, p. 535. 

1771, Sept. 17. Brown, John, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Jemimy, all my estate while my widow, and she is to bring up 
my children; after her marriage or death, the personal estate to 
be sold, and % to be given to my 2 eldest sons, William and Ephraim, 
and Ephraim to have £25 more than William; the other % to be 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 69 

g-iven to my daughters, Jemlmy, Mehitlbel, Desire and Hannah. 
Young-est son, Daniel, the place where I live, and 30 acres which 1 
bought of John Stout; and he is to take care of my daughter, Mary, 
during her life. Executors — wife, Jemimy, and son, Daniel. Wit- 
nesses — John Stout, Jr., David Stout, John Riggs. Proved Oct. 14, 
1771. Lib. K, p. 376. 

1775, Jan. 27. Brown, John, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Sons, Zepheniah and Jonathan, plantation where I live, with 
all other lands. My children to have the books. Rest of my personal 
estate to my 4 daughters. Daughter, Hannah, to be under the care 
of her aunt, Hannah Cooper, till she is 18. Trustees, to see the will 
performed — my brothers, James and David Cooper. Executors — sons, 
Zepheniah and Jonathan. Witnesses — Joshua Lord, William Keais, 
Lucas Gibbs. Proved Aug. 11, 1775. 

1775, March 1. Inventory, £1,099.14.3%, made by James Whitall, 
David Brown and Joshua Lord. Lib. 17, p. 219. 

1775, Sept. 13. Brown, John, of Mansfield Township, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Sarah Brown. Pellowbondsman — George Applegate; 
both of said Co. 

1775, Dec. 24. Inventory, £33.19.3, made by Joseph Gibbs and Henry 
Delatush. Lib. 15, p. 541. 

1777, March 31. Brovrn, John, of Northampton Township, Burling- 
ton Co., husbandman; will of. Advanced in years. Wife, Jemimey, 
cow, goods, firewood, etc. Grandchildren, Charlotte and Bathseba 
Brown, each £5. Daughter, Rebecca Shrieve, £3. Sons, Henry and 
Andrew, 40 acres of my land, which I bought of Vincent Leeds. Sons, 
Phillip, William and Silas, all the rest of the said tract. Son, Philip, 
the south part of the land w^here he lives, and to son, William, the 
middle, and to son, Silas, the north part and the house where I live. 
Snns, John and Elias, the land I bought of Israel Taylor, lying on 
the north side of my plantation. Sons, John, William, Elias and Silas, 
tiie cedar swamp, which I bought of Uriah and Jonah Woolman. 
Executors — sons, John and William. Daughter, Jemimey, a bed. 
Witnesses — Israel Taylor, John Miller, John Burr. Proved March 27, 
1779. Probate to William Brown, surviving executor. 

1779, March 6. Inventory, £488.7.0, made by Israel Taylor and John 
Peacock. Lib. 21, p. 223. 

1779, Feb. 26. Brown, John, of Nottingham Township, Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Mary Brown and Israel Everet; both of said Co. 
Witness — Mary Vancleve. 

1778, June 3. Inventory, £138.19.6, made by William Mershon and 
John Phillips. Lib. 22, p. 29. 

1779, April 3. Brown, John, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, and my son-in-law, Daniel Bocar, rest of estate, 
after debts are paid. One-half of the money from the sale of my 
effects to be put to interest till my son-in-law is 21. when it is to 
be paid to him. Executors — wife, Sarah, and Jacob Prickett. Wit- 
nesses — William Coree and John Burr, Jr. Proved April 14, 1779. 

1779, April 14. Inventory, £101.9.6, made by Samuel Hilliar and 
Gerhart Winter. Lib. 21, p. 183. 



70 NKW JERSEY COLONIAE DOCUMENTS 

1773, Dec. 23. Brown, Jonatban, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son of 
Zebulon Brown. Guardian — Philip Bowne. Fellowbond.sman — Peter 
Ellis; both of said Co. Lib. 14, p. 543. 

1775, June 1. Brown, Jonathan, of New Windsor, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, £30, and use of house where I live, and fire- 
wood to be delivered at the door by my son, Jonathan. Son, John, 
£10. Daughter, Mary Dancer, £10. Son, Zebulon, that lot that is 
bounded by John Morgen and John Hamell, on which John Clifford 
now lives. Son, David, y^ of the land not herein devised. Son, 
Jonathan, the other y^. Son, Abraham, the land where William 
Morgen lives. Daughter, Hannah, £5 when 18. Daughter, Leah, £5. 
Daughter, Martha, £15, when she comes of age. Wife to take care 
of daughter Martha, till she is 16, and then put her to the tayloress 
trade. Executors — friends, Thomas Shreve and John Hamell, and my 
son, David Brown. Witnesses — William McDonal, Richard Brown, 
John Foster. Proved Nov. 6, 1775. 

1775, Nov. 6. Renunciation by John Hammell. 

1775, Nov. 2. Inventory, £469.18.4, made by John Cubberley and 
William Nutt. Lib. 16, p. 451. 

1774, June 9. Brown, Mable, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. AVard. 
Daughter of Thomas Brown, of said place; gentleman. Guardian — 
Daniel Brown. Fellowbondsman — David Potter; both of said place, 
yeomen. File No. 515F. 

1779, Oct. 27. Brown, Mary, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Brown, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Hyer, 
of Windsor, said Co. 

1779, Nov. 18. Inventory, £1,771.18.1, made by Thomas Brown and 
John Brown. Lib. 22, p. 18. 

1772, Sept. 10. Brown, Robert, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co., 
weaver. Int. Adm'rs — John Clark, wheelwright, and Joseph Reed, 
Esq., attorney-at-law; both of said place. Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Haight, of City of Burlington. 

1773, April 27. Inventory, £97.11.11, made by John Monrow and 
John Bispham. Lib. 14, p. 438. 

1774, Sept. 7. Brown, Samuel, of Hunterdon Co., farmer; will of. 
Wife, Hannah Brown, the plantation I live on, and the livestock, till 
my son, John, is 21, when the place is to be sold. Son, John, £20. Son, 
Zeakel. £20. Son, Joseph, £20. Son, Samuel, £20. Daughter, Molly 
Brown, £10. Daughter, Martha Brown, £10. Daughter, Anna Brown, 
£10. Executrix — wife, Hannah. Witnesses — Edward Murphy, John 
Fidler, John Dockerday. Proved Oct. 7, 1774. Lib. 16, p. 314. 

1771, Dec. 20. Brown, Walter, of Knowlton, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Joanna, use of plantation that I live on. Son, Walter, my great 
coat. Son, Jeremiah, the loom, when he is 21. Son, Obediah, my 
caster hat. Daughters, Joanna, Penelipe, Mehitabel and Experience, 
£6 each. Sons, Caleb, Walter, Jeremiah, Obediah, Samuel, Nathan, 
Daniel and Israel, my real estate. Executors — friends, Israel Swazy 
and Elijah Horton, of Morris Co. Witnesses — John Mitchel, Reuben 
Manning, Amos Robbarts. Proved Feb. 24, 1772. 

1772, Feb. 12. Inventory, made by John Mitchel and Reuben 
Manning. Lib. 15, p. 448. 



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1772, July 28. Browne, Ricliard, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph 
Burroughs. Fellowbondsmen — Doctor Samuel Dick and Bateman 
Lloyd; all of said Co. Lib. 14, p. 511. 

1776, March 26. Urowninj^, George, of Waterford Township, Glou- 
cester Co. Int. Adm'x — Catharine Browning. Pellowbondsman — 
Jacob Browning-; both of said place. Witness — Joseph Cooper. 

1776, March 6. Inventory, £1,464.19.2, made by Isaac Mickle and 
Joseph Cooper. Lib. 16, p. 498. 

1771, June 21. Bruce, James, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — "Winefred Bruce, widow of James Bruce, and Peter Smetzer. 
Pellowbondsman — David Gosling; all of said place. 

1771, June 22. .Inventory, £38.19.4, made by David Gosling and John 
McNaughton. 

1771, Nov. 5. Account by Peter Smetzer, Adm'r. Lib. K, p. 332. 

1763, Dee. 2. Bruen, Obadiah, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Hannah, use of real and personal. Son, Daniel, house and home lot, 
where he lives, and the meadow I had by his mother. Sons, Obadiah 
and Abraham, rest of my lands. Daughters, Abigail, Dorcas, Mary, 
Experience and Sarah, my moveable estate. Executors — friends, 
Ebenezer Baldwin and Samuel Hayes. Witnesses — Zophar Beach, 
John Brown, Samuel Hayes. Proved Jan. 31, 1775. Lib. L, p. 362. 

1779, April 3. Brush, Israel, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Japhath Brush. Pellowbondsman — Nehemiah Sexton; both of 
said place. Witnesses — Jared Sexton and Jerushah Smith. 

1779, April 2. Inventory, £441.12.6, made by Aaron Runyan and 
Minnie Gulick. Lib. 22, p. 29. 

1776, April 5. Bryant, E^leanor, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Thomas Skinner. Pellowbondsman — John Johnston; both of 
said place. Lib. M, p. 30. 

1774, Feb. 18. Bryant, Josliua, now of Elizabeth Town, but late of 
the Island of Grenada, in the West Indies, doctor of physic; will of. 
Sister, Rebecca Deane (if I die of my present illness, while in this 
place), is to take all my effects I may have, here or elsewhere, Sauchs, 
my negro, who is to be sold to some person who will be good to him, 
as he has been a good slave to me. Sister, Mrs. Rebecca Deane, of 
Elizabeth Town, widow, to have my real and personal estate, except 
as hereafter disposed of, for her better support and education of 
her 3 children. My other relatives have plenty of this world's goods. 
The most I have in this world is in the Island of Grenada, and must 
be collected for the benefit of my said sister, by some person living 
there. I therefore appoint my friends, James Cox and George Fitz- 
gerald, merchants at St. George, in said Island, to be Executors. I 
have a house and lot in the Carenage, near and contiguous to St. 
George, in said Island, which I desire to be sold. To Penelope Per- 
kinson, alias Wilson, now living in the said house, as my tenant at 
will, in consideration of her good services to me as my housekeeper 
for some years past, £100, and furniture in said house, except a few 
articles here mentioned, and my 2 slaves, Othello and Mary, and my 
surgical Instruments, which are to be sold. The 5 hogsheads of rum 
and i/s pipe of wine, to be sold. My brother. Dr. William Bryant, of 



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Kingsbury, near Trenton, N. J., to have my books. I am informed 
by my brother-in-law, William P. Smith, Executor of my brother, 
Ebenezer Bryant, deceased, that there has been loss in settlement of 
the estate, occasioned by his advancing- to me a goodly sum soon 
after my brother's death, which was due to me from the estate; 
therefore I desire my said sister to pay to him what she is able. The 
money due to me to be collected, which I have as being in partner- 
ship with John Wharton. My Executors are to enquire concerning a 
Philip Obin, who owes me £130, and who used to sail to and fro 
among the Islands, of whom I have heard nothing for 2 years, and 
collect the debt if possible. My Executors may send letters and 
money to Philadelphia, to the care of my friend. Dr. Samuel Duffleld, 
for the benefit of my said sister. Witnesses — Elias Boudinot, William 
Livingston, Jr., Beecher P. Smith. Proved Feb. 25, 1774. Letters of 
administration cum testamento annexo were granted to Mrs. Rebecca 
Deane. 

1774, Feb. 25. Adm'x — Rebecca Deane, with will annexed. Fellow- 
bondsman — William Peartree Smith; both of Essex Co. Witnesses — 
William Bryant and Beecher P. Smith. Lib. K, p. 490. 

1769, April 21. Bryant, William, of Elizabeth, Essex Co., mariner; 
will of. Children, Mary Smith, Martha Niberg, Rebecka Dean, Will- 
iam Bryant and Joshua Bryant, 5 shillings to each. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth Woodruff, 20 shillings. Wife, Eleanor, rest of personal and real, 
and if she should die intestate, then I give the whole of my estate 
to my daughter, Elizabeth Woodruff. Executrix — wife, Eleanor. 
Witnesses — Nathaniel Baker, John Scudder, Jr., David Baker. Proved 
July 29, 1772. Lib. K, p. 466. 

1778, Jan. 22. Brynbery, Christian, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Ann Brynbery, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Moses Hill and 
George McFarland, yeomen; all of said place. Lib. 16, p. 515. 

1773, Jan. 15. Bryson, James, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
All of my estate to my wife, Ursula, and my daughters, Anna and 
Margaret, except my wearing apparel, which I give to my brother, 
Hugh Bryson. If both of my daughters should die under age, then I 
give their shares to my said brother. Executors — w^ife, Ursula, my 
brother, Hugh, and Kenneth Anderson, Jr. Witnesses — Ruth Ander- 
son, Elizabeth Anderson, Alexander Clark. Proved Jan. 23, 1773. 

1773, Jan. 23. Renunciation by Kenneth Anderson, Jr. 

Lib. K, p. 513. 

1777, May 11. Buck, Qphraim, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Wife, Abigail, % of the land I purchased of David Westcoat during 
her life. Son, Jeremiah, land on the west side of Sears Neck road, 
and joins Ebenezer Elmer's house and lot; containing about 16 acres. 
Son, Reuben, all my buildings at the corner of the Cross Roads, where 
I live, with the land from Samuel Rennet's lot to the meeting house 
road, and to contain ly^ acres. Sons, Joseph and Ephraim, rest of 
my land that I bought of David Wescote and Samuel Elmer. The 
land I bought of Jonathan Barns, lying down Sears Neck road, to be 
sold. Son, Joseph, 1/2 my personal estate. Daughter, Ruth, £20, when 
IS. Son, Ephraim, the other Vn of personal estate, he paying to my 
daughter, Judith, £20, when she is 18. Executor — John Buck. Wit- 



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nesaes — Levi Dare, Nathaniel Bennet, Ichabod Bishop. Proved June 
11, 1777. 

1777, May 27. Inventory, £466.11.0, made by Thomas Og-den and 
Joseph Dayton. Lib. 18, p. 491. 

1768, IVov. 23. Buck, Thomas, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Son, Thomas Buck, land where I live in the Lower Precinct, at Cold- 
spring-, bounded by Aaron Eldredge on the west, and Seth Whilldin 
on the east, and all other lands I may have, provided he pay all debts, 
but, if he fail to do so, then the lands are to descend to my grandson, 
Swain Buck. To my children, Marcy Taylor, Abig-ail Eldredge, Elihu, 
Mary, Sarah, Seth, Esther, Elizabeth and William Buck, 5 shilling's 
each. Grandchildren, Armelia and Rhoda Buck, 5 shilling's each. 
Wife, Sarah, % of my lands during her life. Executors — my wife, 
and my son, Thomas Buck. Witnesses — -Nathaniel Poster, Jr., Aaron 
Bldredge. Elizabeth Mills. Proved Dec. 17, 1772. 

1772, Dec. 17. Inventory, £36.8.1, made by Aaron Eldredge and 
Daniel Crowell. Lib. 16, p. 48. 

1776, July 30. Buckelew, Frederick, of south ward of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Eldest son, William, that land in Cranbury, 
reserving 1/10 of an acre for a family graveyard, beginning at 
Andrew Gordon's corner, being a tract given to me by my father, 
and thence to Ashfleld's line, and to Wigwam Brook, -which land g-iven 
to him contains 50 acres. Son, John, several tracts on Gravely Brook. 
Son, George, land at mouth of Dry Brook. Daughter, Margaret Claw- 
son, the -wife of Josiah Clawson, a tract in Cranbury. Son, Joseph, 
land at Cranbury. If any of the children die before they come of 
age, then their share to be divided between tKe surviving children of 
my second wife. Daughter, Rachel Clawson, wife of Richard Claw- 
son, £100, and after her death, the £100 to be given to my 3 youngest 
daughters by my 2nd wife. Daughter, Mary, interest of £100. Wife, 
Mercy, the rents of my lands. Youngest daughters, Elizabeth, Anne 
and Sarah, £100 to each. Moveables are to be sold and money given 
to my 6 youngest children by my 2nd wife. I have lately bought 2 
lots of land, which formerly belonged to my brother, Thomas Buck- 
lew, and which are to be sold. One-third of rest of estate to my 
brother's son, Thomas, and 14, after his share, to David Bucklew, and 
rest to my brother's daughters, Effy and Mary Bucklew. Executors — 
Abraham Bucklew, son of Peter, and Mathew Rue, Jr. Witnesses — 
Samuel Neilson, John Lorton, Thomas Stillwell. Proved March 29. 
1777. 

1777, March 10. Inventory, £982.11.6, made by Luycas Schanck, 
Richard Lott and Samuel Neilson. Lib. 18, p. 173. 

1777, May 16. Buckelew, James, of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Sarah Buckele-w, of said place. Fellowbondsman — 
Daniel Randolph, of sarrie place. 

1777, May 12. Inventory, £79.3.9, made by Lewis Darnel and Daniel 
Randolph. Lib. 18, p. 483. 

1771, Feb. 11. Buckelew, Thomas, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Buckelew, widow of Thomas. Fellowbondsman — Peter Bucka- 
lew; both of Perth Amboy, said Co. 

1771, Aril 23. Inventory, £95, made by Peter Buckelew and Fred- 
rick Buckelew. Lib. K, p. 257. 



74 NKW JERSEY COEONIAIv DOCUMENTS 

1775, Jan. 25. Bucklew, Peter, of South Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Son, Josiah, a horse. Son, Peter, a colt. Rest of moveable estate, 
and my plantation where Abraham Hand lives, and the salt meadow 
I bought of the Executors of George Leslie, and the land called Sam 
Lane's place, all to be sold. Children, Hannah, Josiah, Peter, Mary 
and Abraham, the rest of my lands and salt meadow, when they are 
of age. Executors — son-in-law, Jacob Johnson, and my son, Josiah. 
Witnesses — William Morgan, John Morgan, Obadiah Herbert. Proved 
Feb. 6, 1775. 

1775, Feb. 4. Inventory, £233.3.2, made by Obadiah Herbert and 
Joshua Warne. Due from Abraham Hand for rent, £10.9.0. 

Lib. L, p. 361. 

1778, Jan. 14. Budd, Barn, of Morristown, Morris Co., doctor. Int. 
Adm'x — ^Phebe Budd. Fellowbondsman — Lewis Stewart; both of said 
place. 

1778, Jan. 3. Inventory, made by Abraham Pierson and Jonathan 
Ford. 

1778, Jan. 10. Inventory, made by Doctor Ebenezer Beachly, Jr., 
and Jonathan Dayton. Lib. 20, p. 2. 

1775, July 20. Budd, Thomas, of Northampton Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Isaac, a tract of land, bounded by James 
Dobbin, Hezekiah Jones, Jacob Lamb and John Simonds, purchased 
of Samuel Ladd, including all my lands on the south side of "Stop 
the Jades Brook"; also all the land I purchased of Samuel Ladd, and 
the cedar swamp joining William Stockton's cedar swamp, which runs 
in a line from said Stockton's lower corner to a pine corner for 
Joseph Budd, standing in Ladd's line, excepting the land to the east- 
ward of said line that I surveyed in partnership with my brother, 
David Budd; and a cedar swamp of 45 acres, above Joseph Burr's 
mill pond; also Vs o£ my shares of Propriety. Son, Joseph, all the 
remaining land and plantation, where I live, and the % part surveyed 
with my brother, David Burr; also 45 acres of cedar swamp, lying 
at the head of Joseph Burr's mill pond; also % of my Propriety. Son, 
Isaac, is to have the benefit of said place, with his paying Sarah 
Briggs, widow of George Briggs, £10. Son, Thomas, % of the rest of 
land surveyed in partnership with my brother, David Budd. Daugh- 
ter, Anne, £100. Sons, Thomas, Isaac and Joseph, my apparel. Daugh- 
ters, Levinia and Anne, rest of personal estate. Sarah Briggs, the 
widow of George Briggs, is to have a horse and cow kept for her. 
Son, Joseph, not yet 21. Executors — sons, Thomas and Joseph. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Davis, Michael Woolston, John Goldy. Proved Dec. 
28, 1775. 

1775, Dec. 27. Inventory, £1,133.9.11, made by James Dobbin and 
John Goldy. Lib. 17, p. 292. 

1776, April 8. Budd, Thomas, of Northampton Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Brothers, Isaac and Joseph, all my real and personal 
estate, but they are to pay the legacies. Sister, Anne Budd, £200. 
Nieces, Anne Vanhorn and Margaret Vanhorn, daughters of my sister, 
Levina Vanhorn, each £100, when 18. To St. Andrew's Church at 
Mount Holly, £5. To the Presbyterian meeting house at Mount Holly, 
£5 to finish the house. To the Methodist meeting house at New Mills, 
£5 when the house is finished. To the Baptist meeting house at New 
Mills, £5 for repairs. I am now going out in service with a Company 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1 77 I-I780 75 

under me in my command, and I give £50 to be paid to such persons 
as shall get wounded in my Company, and, if dead, to their wives 
and children. Executors — my brothers, Isaac Budd and Joseph Budd. 
Witnesses— John Fort, Mary Elton, John Goldy. Proved March 25, 
1777. 

177G, Oct. 26. Inventory, £163.12.3, made by James Dobbin and John 
Goldy. Lib. 18, p. 162. 

1779, Jan. 7. Budd, "William, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Lewis 
Stewart. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Pierson; both of said Co. W^it- 
nesses— Gertrude Abell and Mary Symmer. Lib. 22, p. 36. 

1771, April 20. Biitlin, John, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, John, all my land in New Hanover Township. Daugh- 
ter, Mary Carslake, to have that house and garden at the northwest 
corner of my plantation where I live, if she should become a widow. 
Daughters, said Mary Carslake, Grace Kerlin and Ann Brown, £30. 
Grandson, Matthias Kerlin, house and 2 acres, where John Pope lives. 
Granddaughter, Mary Carslake, chest of drawers. Granddaughter, 
Jane Ware, 20 shillings. Son, Michael, rest of land in Mansfield. 
Executors — sons, Michael and John, and my grandson, Matthias Ker- 
lin. Witnesses- — Henry Brown, Susannah Scholey, John Robinson. 
Proved Nov. 15, 1775. 

1775, Oct. 23. Inventory, £86.5.5, made by Joseph Pope and Thomas 
Smith. Lib. 16, p. 456. 

1773, Aug. 29. Buffin, John, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Real and personal estate to be sold. Daughter, Nancy Nutt, 
10 shillings. Son, Amariah, the interest of £150, during his lifetime. 
Daughters, Elizabeth and Grace Buffin, the rest of the money. If my 
youngest daughters, Elizabeth and Grace, should die before they are 
18, then the children of my sister, Ann English, to have their shares. 
Executors — brother-in-law, Caleb Shrieve, and friend, Thomas Smith. 
Witnesses — Thomas Scholey, Jr., Mathias Kerlin, John Robinson. 
Proved Dec. 21, 1779. Lib. 20, p. 332. 

1777, April 2. Buis, John, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Martha Buis, to have the care of my 3 sons and daughters, 
viz., Samuel Buis, John Buys, Joseph Buis and Jerusha Buys. Wife 
to have the profits of my lands and goods, in order to maintain the 
said children, and, when the youngest son comes of age, then the 
land to be divided between the said sons. Eldest son, William, £5. 
Executors — my wife, Martha, and John Smith, of Hopewell. Wit- 
nesses — Jonathan Smith, Sr., Jonathan Smith, Jr., John Carlos White. 
Proved April 18, 1777. 

1777, April 26. Inventory, £102.17.11, made by Peter Phillips and 
Jacob Reeder. Lib. 18, p. 286. 

1765, March 16. Bullntan, Thomas, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.. 
schoolmaster; will of. The land which I bought of Andrew Baird, 
and my son Joseph, which is now where I dwell, to be sold. Wife, 
Anne, goods to keep house with, for herself and my son John. After 
wife's death, or marriage, all is to be divided between my children, 
Gershom, Joseph, Rose, Sarah, Thomas, Susanna and John. Son. 
Gershom, my great Bible. Son. John, to stay with his mother till 



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ne is 14. Executors — wife, Anne, and my sons, Gershom, Joseph and 
Thomas. Witnesses — Peter Bowne, Derick Van Cleave, Joseph Bowne. 
Proved June 2, 1772. 

1772, May 6. Inventory, £88.14.2, made by Peter Schenck and 
Andrew Baird. Lib. K, p. 477. 

1772, Jan. 2. Bullock, Thomas, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
cordwainer; will of. Daughter, Milicent Bullock, all my land. Wife, 
Susannah, to have the rents of the land till my said daughter is 21, 
and then to have 1/2 the rents. Executors — wife, Susannah Bullock, 
and my friend, Edmond Wetherby. Witnesses — Alexander Gillmore, 
John Murphy, William Stretch. Proved Feb. 18. 1772. 

1772, Feb. 13. Inventot-y, £165.13.1, made by Alexander Hill and 
Jacob Townsend. Lib. 16, p. 24. 

1775, Oct. 17. Bunn, John, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Cunrod 
Bunn. Fellowbondsman — Andrew Waldruff; both of said Co. 

1775, Oct. 17. Renunciation by Anna Bunn, the widow, in favor of 
her son, Coonrod Bunn. 

1775, Oct. 19. Inventory, £202.10.0, made by Joseph Montanye and 
Peter Wortman. 

1780. Jan. 25. Account by Adm'r. Lib. M, p. 36; Lib. M, p. 75. 

1773, March 30. Bunn, Joshua, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Susanna Bunn, some provisions to be provided by 
her son Jonathan. Son, William, £5, if he come to demand it within 
7 years, but, if he do not, then to his son Joshua. Son, Joseph, one 
shilling-. Daughter, Deborah, £5. Son, Jonathan, rest of personal 
and real estate. Executor— son, Jonathan. Witnesses — John Ballen, 
Noah Hart. Josiah Ellis. Proved April 1, 1775. Lib. 17, p. 147. 

1776, Sept. 11. Bunting, Phlneas, of Chesterfield Township, Burling- 
ton Co., fuller; will of. Sons, John, Newberry and Samuel, all my 
lands and apparel. Daughters, Mary Bunting, Rebacka Bunting and 
Alice Bunting, each £15, when 18. Sons are under age. Wife, Charity, 
all the goods she brought with her. Executors — Aaron Bunting and 
my son, John Bunting. Witnesses — Benjamin Lawrence, John Wil- 
kinson, Joshua Bunting. Proved Oct. 5, 1776. Probate granted to 
Aaron Bunting, as executor. 

1776, Sept. 23. Inventory, £130.0.9, made by Samuel Bunting, Jr., 
and Joshua Bunting. 

1783, Aug. 16. Newbury Bunting (above named) states that Phineas 
Bunting made his will Sept. 11, 1776, and did appoint Aaron Bunting 
and John Bunting as his Executors, and they are both since dead, 
and he prays that Letters of Administration may be granted unto him, 
as oldest son and heir-at-law; and the said Newbury Bunting was 
made Adm'r, with Abraham Tilton, of Nottingham Township, said 
Co., as his fellowbondsman. Lib. 17. p. 299; Lib. 24. p. 217. 

1776, Aug. 21. Bunting, Thomas, of Mansfield Township, Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Son. Samuel, when he is 21, the plantation where I 
live: he paying to my son, John, £150, when John is 21. Son, Thomas, 
when he is 21. plantation near Mansfield meeting house. Son, John, 
the plantation near the river. Daughter, Mary Bunting, the apparel 
that was her mother's, and the case of drawers that was her grand- 



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mother's. Daughter, Ann Bunting, bed, etc. My 3 sons to have my 
cedar swamp in Bdgepillock. Executors — brother-in-law, John Har- 
vey, and my friend, John Ridgway. Witnesses — Jonathan Barton, 
Sarah Barton, Peter Ellis. Proved Jan. 27, 1777. 

1777, Jan. 21. Inventory, £678.15.6, made by George Folwell and 
David Ridgway. Lib. 18, p. 68. 

1773, Aug. 12. Bunting, William, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Richard Gibbs, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Jesse Bunting; 
both of said place. 

1773, Dec. 14. Inventory, £14.19.7, made by Joshua Bunting and 
Nathan Middleton. 

1773. Account by Adm'r. A bed, etc., "appeared to be the property 
of Theodosia Bunting, daughter of the deceased." Lib. 14, p. 535. 

1777, June 28. Burge, Richard Wall, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Dorsett. Fellowbondsman — Cornelius Dorn and John Dorsett; 
all of Middletown, said Co. Witnesses — Margaret Tinney and Mary 
Laird. 

1777, June 26. Renunciation by Hannah Dorsett, the w^ife of Joseph 
Dorsett, and only sister of Richard Wall Burdge, in favor of my 
husband, Joseph Dorsett. Lib. 18, p. 622. 

1774, March 12. Burges, Ashur, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Rachel Burges, widow of said Ashur Burges. Fellowbonds- 
man — Rinear Vansickel; both of said Co. Witnesses — Thomas Read- 
ing and George Reading. 

1774, March 10. Inventory, £314.13.4, made by William Baley and 
Rinear Vansickel. u\h. 15, p. 511. 

1777, June 26. Burke, Walter, of Chester Township, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Chambers. Fellowbondsman — John Stone; both of 
said place. 

1777, June 17. Inventory, £53.10.10, made by John Lippincott and 
John Stone. Lib. 18, p. 474. 

1778, Jan. 3. Burnet, "William, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Josiah 
Price, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Alexander, farmer; both of 
said Co. 

1779, March 9. Inventory, £130.8.10, made by Samuel Alexander and 
Hugh Walker. Lib. 16, p. 521. 

1771, Feb. 26. Burns, George, of Dover, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Brothers, James Burns and Robert Burns, of Larane, County of 
Antrim, Ireland, all my real and personal estate. Executors — friend, 
John Cook, of said Dover. Witnesses — Abiel Akin, John Emley, John 
Cook. Proved April 1, 1772. Lib. K, p. 433. 

1774, April 28. Burrough, Samuel, of Waterford Township, Glou- 
cester Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann, use of my present dwelling 
house, that is y^ thereof, at the mill; also £20 yearly, to be paid by 
my sons, Joseph and Samuel. Daughter, Ann Tomlinson, during her 
widowhood, the use of one room with her mother. Son, Joseph, all 
my lands. Son, Samuel, 5 shillings. Rest of personal estate to my 
wife and 5 daughters, Sarah, Ann, Abigail, Bathsheba and Rachel. 



78 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Executors — sons, Joseph and Samuel. Witnesses — Enoch Roberts, 
Samuel Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts. Proved Dec. 31, 1774. 
1774, Dec. 30. Renunciation by Samuel Burrough. 

1774, Dec. 23. Inventory, £1,115.9.11 V2, made by John Gill and Enoch 
Roberts. 

1775, Nov. 29. Account by Executor. Legacies paid to John Pine, 
Thomas Thorne and Jacob Haines, £100 to each. 

Lib. 16, p. 411; Lib. 15, p. 547. 

1768, Oct. 22. Burroughs, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Grandson, Jonathan Burroughs, £10. Daughter, Sarah Moore, 40 
shillings yearly, during her life. Daughter, Elizabeth Rose, £25. 
Daughter, Mary Baker, £25. Daughter, Jemima Howell, £25. Sons, 
Benjamin and Isaac, the tract of land I bought of Mach Lon Kirk- 
bride, in Salem Co., which they now have. Son, James, plantation 
I live on, and rest of estate. Executors — sons, Joseph and James. 
Witnesses — Silas Rose, Daniel Laning, Abigail Howell. Proved March 
9, 1774. 

1774, March 8. Inventory, £432.3.2, made by Jacob Carle and Joseph 
Moore. Lib. 16, p. 351. 

1776, June 3. Burroughs, Joseph, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary 
Burroughs. Pellowbondsmen — Whitten Cripps and Benjamin Smith; 
all of said Co. Witnesses — John Carey and John Burchan. 

Lib. 16, p. 499. 

1773, Dec. 9. Burroughs, Josiah, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Benjamin Burroughs, of Morris Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — 
Judah Clements, of Waterford Township, Gloucester Co. 

Lib. 14, p. 547. 

1775, Nov. 29. Burroughs, Kezia, of Gloucester Co., late Kezia Parr. 
Int. Adm'r — Joseph Burroughs, her husband. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Burroughs; both of said Co. Lib. 15, p. 550. 

1777, April 9. Burroughs, Thomas, of Elsinborough Township, 
Salem Co. Int. Adm'rs — Elizabeth Burroughs, of said Co., and 
Othniel Davis, of Cumberland Co. Pellowbondsmen — John Craven 
and Henry Lummis, both of Salem Co. 

1777, March 21. Inventory, £583.13.4, made by Reuben Sayre and 
John Craven. 

1779, Feb. 15. Account by Othniel Davis, George Leavert and wife 
Mary, late Mary Burroughs. Lib. 18, p. 477; Lib. 22, p. 68. 

1773, Aug. 26. Burrowes, Job, of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Eldest brother, Foster Burrowes, £60. Brother, Stephen 
Burrowes, £50. To Jobe Stout, son of Jonathan Stout, Sr., £10, when 
21. Rest to be divided among my 3 sisters' children, viz., to my eldest 
sister, Rachel, the wife of Jonathan Stout, Sr., to her 7 children, %; 
second sister, Rebecca, wife of Amos Hart, to her 5 children, %; 
sister, Charity, wife of David Stout, Jr., her 2 children, the other %. 
Executors — my brothers, Foster and Stephen. Witnesses — Sarah 
Bainbridge, Nathaniel Baldwin, Barnabas McShane. Proved Nov. 
29. 1773. 

1773, Dec. 1. Inventory, £238.8.4, made by Stephen Burrowes and 
Jeremiah Woolsey. Lib. 16, p. 186. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I771-I780 79 

1769, April 27. Burt, Richard, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Advanced in age. Eldest son, John Burt, £20. Son-in-law, Thomas 
Hendrickson, the plantation where I live, of 134 acres, in considera- 
tion that he has paid to my son, Moses Burt, £200; and he shall pay 
to my daughter, Kezia, £60; and to my daughter, Jemima, £50; and to 
my daughter, Mercy, £40; and £100 to my daughters hereafter named, 
to wit, Kezia, Jemima Burt, Sarah Cormal and Mercy Burt. Execu- 
tors — my daughters, Kezia and Mercy, and my son-in-law, Edward 
Cornal. Witnesses — George Corwine, Esther Corwine, Richard Cor- 
wine, Samuel Corwine. Proved March 10, 1777. 

1777, March 5. Inventory, £212.17.8, made by John Temple and 
Jonathan Gray. Lib. 19, p. 57. 

1771, April 27. Burton, Alpheus, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman. Int. Adm'x — Bridget Burton, widow. Fellowbondsmen — 
Robert Pedrick and Jacob Cole, yeomen; both of said place. 

1771, April 4. Inventory, £70.3.6, made by Robert Pedrick and 
Samuel Linch. Lib. 14, p. 401. 

1771, Feb. 14, Busee, Ann, of Essex Co. Ward. Daughter of Abra- 
ham Busee, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of her 
brother, Daniel Busee, as her Guardian. Guardian — Daniel Busee. 
Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah Wade; both of said Co. Witnesses — 
Bowes Reed and John Thomson. Lib. K, p. 257. 

1777, Aug. 13. Bush, John, Jr., of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Abra- 
ham Coryell, farmer. Fellowbondsman — John Bush, husbandman; 
both of said Co. Witness — Richard Taylor, Jr. 

1777, Aug. 18. Inventory, £139.8.3, made by James Ross and 
Ephraim Hay. Lib. 18, p. 619. 

1771, Nov. 29. Busharoug;h, Barbara, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Hall. Fellowbondsman — Richard McDonald; both of said Co. 
Witness — William Stewart. Lib. K, p. 381. 

1771, Nov. 23. Busson, Benjamin, of Chesterfield Township, Bur- 
lington Co., carpenter; will of. Son, Joseph, £10 and my large Bible. 
Wife, my house and lot where I live. Executors — wife, and my son, 
Joseph. W^itnesses — James White, John Decow, John Watkinson. 
Proved Dec. 19, 1771. 

1771, Dec. 18. Inventory, £169.1.10, made by John Decow and Gervas 
Pharo. Lib. 15, p. 233. 

1775, July 17. Butler, Israel, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph 
English, Jr. Fellowbondsman — John Butler; both of said Co. Faith 
Butler, the widow, renounced in favor of Joseph English, Jr. 

Lib. 15, p. 531. 

1770, Aug. 26. Butler, John, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, % of my moveable estate; also the service 
of my negro man, Joe, during the life of my mother-in-law, Priscilla 
Butler. Son, Richard, the land in Greenwich that I bought of Francis 
Dixon, and Elizabeth, his wife. Rest of moveable estate to all my 
children, Amos, Lydia, Rachel, Richard, Elizabeth, Hannah and Ta- 
bitha. My son, Amos, is to consent that my wife shall enjoy the 



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lands given him by my father. Executor — wife, Elizabeth. Wit- 
nesses — Thomas Randolph, Thomas Ewing, Jr., Maskell Ewing. 
Proved March 23, 1771. 

1771, March 19. Inventory, £274.18.111/^, made by Philip Dennis and 
Mark Sheppard. 

1772, May 27. Account by Executrix. Lib. 14, p. 422; Lib. 15, p. 116. 

1772, May 2. Biitler, Rachel, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co. Ward. 
Daughter of John Butler, of said place, deceased. Guardian — Eben- 
ezer Miller, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Fithian, of Hope- 
well; both of said Co. Witnesses — Maskell Ewing and Maskell 
Ewing-, Jr. Lib. 14, p. 424. 

1764, March 6. Buys, Jacob, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, Nealtie 
Buys, use of real and personal; and my daughters, Weyntie and 
Elizabeth, may remain with her on the plantation while they are 
single. Daughters, Wintie, Mary and Elizabeth, £100, to be paid by 
my son, Jacob, and my son, Pulkert. Sons, Jacob and Fulkert, my 
plantation of 140 acres. Executors — sons, Jacob and Fulkert, and 
my son-in-law, John Haus. Witnesses — William Layton, Hendrick 
Fisher, Jacob Fulkerson. Proved Aug. 26, 1771. 

1771, Aug. 31. Inventory, made by Abraham Vandorn and Petei 
Stryker. Lib. K, p. 372. 

1777, April 10. Buzby, Isaac, of Waterford Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Isaac, plantation where I live, which I 
bought of the Executors of John Rowand. Son, William, all my land 
in Deptford Township, which I bought of Thomas Leach, at the head 
of Morris River, when he is 25. Wife, Rachel, rest of personal estate. 
Executors — my wife, son Isaac, and brother-in-law, Francis Austin. 
Witnesses — Vespasian Kemble, William Holdcraft, Samuel Clement. 
Proved April 23, 1777. 

1777, April 21. Inventory, £431.0.1, made by Josiah Albortson and 
Thomas Bate. Lib. 18, p. 225. 

1771, March 27. Buzby, Thomas, of Wellingboro Township, Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Son, Joseph, 5 shillings, as he has been provided 
for. Son, Thomas, plantation where I live, according to the several 
purchases by me made; also the cedar swamp bought of Thomas 
Haines; and he is to pay to my son, Daniel, £100, when he is of full 
age. Son, Amos, lands bought of Ebenezer Borden, the widow Stock- 
ton and John Buzby; also the cedar swamp bought of Samuel Crips' 
Ex'rs, and he is to pay to Daniel, £60. Son, Isaac, £200. Executors 
— sons, Joseph and Thomas. Witnesses — Richard Borden, Elizabeth 
Reeves, Asher Woolman. Proved Nov. 9, 1773. 

1773, Nov. 5. Inventory, £244.18.0, made by Samuel Haines and 
Asher Woolman. Lib. 16, p. 236. 

1775, May 25. Buzzat, Timothy, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Jean Buzzat. Fellowbondsman — Garrat Lake; both 
of said place. 

1775, May 23. Inventory, £108.6.9, made by Cornelius Williamson 
and John Lake. Lib. 15, p. 543. 

1771, Jan. 5. Byram, Perliins, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Son. Eliab Byram, to be supported while under age. All real and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 81 

personal estate to be sold, and % the money given to my wife, Han- 
nah, and % given to son, Eliab, when 21. If my son die under age, 
then his share to be given to the surviving children of my sister, 
Martha Chamberlain. Executors — wife, Hannah, and Benjamin Pier- 
son, Jr. Witnesses — Job Hatheway, William Crane, Silas Condict. 
Proved Jan. 28, 1771. 

1771, Feb. 15. Inventory, £230.18.0, made by Peter Dickerson and 
Silas Condict. Lib. K, p. 303. 

1780, April 2. Cahill, William, of Windsor Township, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, use of my farm where I live. My other 
estate to be sold, and money given to my wife and children; sons, 
Lawrence, James and John, and daughters, Ann and Mary, as they 
come of age. Executors — friends, Joseph Lawrence, of Monmouth, 
and Jonathan Rulon. Witnesses — Robert Willson, George Hulit, 
Lewis Beamor. Proved May 22, 1780. Lib. 22, p. 159. 

1771, Oct. 27. Caldwell, William, of Bedminster, Somerset Co.; will 
of. Plantation where I live to be sold. Eldest son, John, £40. Son, 
William, £20. The bond I have against my son, Joseph, to be given 
up to him. Daughters, Mary Demund, Elizabeth Demund and Mar- 
garet Caldwell, the remainder; but my youngest daughter, Margret, 
is to have £60 more than her sisters. Wife, Elizabeth, £12 yearly. 
Executors — son-in-law, John Demund, John Berry, and my son, Will- 
iam. Witnesses — Godfrey Pinchard, James Douglass, Jonas Melik. 
Proved Nov. 28, 1771. 

1771, Nov. 29. Inventory, £418.14.2, made by John King and Robert 
Barkley. Lib. K, p. 379. 

1777, Oct. 31. Camel, David, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — John De 

Hart. Fellowbondsman — David Cory. Witnesses — William Living- 

i ston, Jr., Surrogate, and Susan Livingston. Lib. 16, p. 517. 

1779, Oct. 25. Camp, Isaac, of Newark Township, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Camp, widow. Fellowbondsman — Robert Nichols; both 
of said Co. Witnesses — Samuel Huntington and Sarah Ogden. 

Lib. 22, p. 19. 

1780, Oct. 18. Camp, Joseph, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Sons, 
Caleb and Ephraim, all my real and personal estate. Daughter, Jo- 
hannah, £100, to be paid by said sons. Executors — my said sons. 
Witnesses — Daniel Tichenor, Joseph Robords, Moses Baldwin. Proved 
Oct. 28, 1780. Lib. 22, p. 250. 

1773, Feb. Camp, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Eldest 
son, Job Camp, all my right in the house where he now lives, and 
i the land adjoining; also my tracts on Elizabeth River, called Rocky 
i Hill; also a lot on the south side of my land, called the great field, 
along land of David Brown and Joseph Camp; also land on Mill Lane; 
also the upper end of my home lot; also a salt meadow on Bound 
Creek, which I bought of Capt. Joseph Johnson; also V2 of a meadow 
near Maple Island, and V2 of a meadow, joining Oyster Creek. Son, 
Samuel, all my house and barn, and the land except as before men- 
tioned, and except the new end of the house, which is for my widow. 
I also give him a meadow, formerly belonging to my father, on Bound 
Creek; also 1/2 of 2 lots of meadow, one near Maple Island, the other 



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on Oyster Creek. Wife, £30, and use of part of the house and field, 
and use of new end of the house, and the use of my negro man. 
Daughters, Annah, Mary and Sarah, my negro wench, Tonnica, and 
5 of her children, and to each of my daughters, £60 and the rest of 
their value to be divided among- my four daughters. Daughter, Phebe, 
the house and land where she lives in Morris Co. Daughters, Phebe, 
Annah, Mary and Sarah, the rest of my estate. Executors — my wife, 
and my 2 sons. Job and Samuel. Witnesses — Thomas Wilcox, Sears 
Robarts, Moses Baldwin. Proved April 17, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 103. 

1775, April 10. Camp, Stephen, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., phy- 
sician. Int. Adm'x — Esther Camp, widow, of said place. Fellow- 
bondsman — Jonathan Deare, of Perth Amboy, said Co. Witness — 
Peter Kinnan. 

1775, April 3. Inventory, £1,562.6.0, made by John Adam and David 
Edgar. Lib. M, p. 33. 

1776, Dec. 31. Camp, William, of Newark, Essex Co., merchant; will 
of. Eldest son, Isaac, £5. Wife, Phebe, £1,000. Rest of personal and 
real estate, and my % share of the sloop Hunter, I give to my wife, 
Phebe, my sons, Isaac and David, and my daughter, Mary Camp, share 
and share alike. Executors — wife, Phebe, Isaac Ogden, and my brother, 
Nathaniel Camp. Witnesses — Mathias Ward, Edward Doughty, Milli- 
sent Doughty. Proved Sept. 11, 1781. 

1784, March 4. Inventory, £1,206.18.714, made by Joseph Ailing, 
Caleb Wheeler and Abiel Canfleld. Lib. 20, p. 189. 

1778, July 18. Campbell, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Davis. Fellowbondsman — William Moffett; both of said Co. 

Lib. 16, p. 519. 

1777, Nov. 20. Campbell, Neil, of Woodbridge Township, Middlesex 
Co., blacksmith; will of. Wife, Rachel, use of all my lands to bring 
up my children. Son, Dugal, £50, when 21; also 3 acres of meadow 
in Dismal Swamp, off the west end of the meadow I bought of Abra- 
ham Shotwell. Sons, John and Henry, the rest of the said meadow. 
Son, John, the plantation where I live, which was left me by my 
father, except 4 acres of timber, which I give to my son Henry. Son, 
Henry, the land I bought of Jonathan Ayres, blacksmith, of 20 acres. 
Daughter, Charlotte Campbell,, £50, when 18. Wife, Rachel, rest of 
moveable estate. Daughter, Jennet Campbell, £50, when 18. Execu- 
tors — wife, Rachel, and friends, David Crow and David Morris. Wit- 
nesses — Jonathan Conger, Dugal Campbell, Rachel Compton. Proved 
Nov. 24, 1779. 

1779, Nov. 4. Inventory, £5,687.15.2, made by James Ayers and 
Robert Ross. Lib. 21, p. 271. 

1776, Oct. 3. Campbell, Robert, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. ; will of. 
Land east of the road to be sold and the rest to my wife, during her 
life, and, after her death, to my 3 sons and my daughters. Executors 
— Daniel Campbell and John Barber. Witnesses — Andrew Sheep, 
Rachel Cambell, John Horse. Proved April 28, 1777. 

1776, Oct. 26. Inventory, £136.8.6, made by William Vannest and 
Freegift Stout. Lib. 18, p. 670. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 83 

1774, Dec. 29. Camron, Abraham, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
John Camron, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of Jacob 
Spicer, as his Guardian. Guardian — Jacob Spicer, of Woolwich Town- 
ship, said Co. Witnesses — Thomas Denny and Samuel Shaw. 

Lib. 15, p. 502. 

1777, Jan. 13. Camron, George, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Rebecca Camron. Fellowbondsman — John English, 
Jr., both of said place. Lib. 18, p. 218. 

1774, Dee. 29. Camron, Rebecca, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of John Camron, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice 
of Jacob Spicer, as her Guardian. Guardian — Jacob Spicer, of Wool- 
wich Township, said Co. Witnesses — Thomas Denny and Samuel 
Shaw. Lib. 15, p. 502. 

1780, July 18. Cannon, Abraham, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
.Vdm'r — Peter La Tourrette, of said place. Fellowbondsman — William 
INIarriner, of Brunswick, said Co. Lib. 24, p. 73. 

1775, Dec. 12. Carey, Sheppard, of Mendom Township, Morris Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Phebe Carey, the widow, John Drake, and Jacob Thomp- 
son; all of said Co. Lib. M, p. 29. 

1780, Dec. 27. Carlile, Langston, of City of Burlington, Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Rebecca Carlile. Fellowbondsman — John Barker; 
both of said City. Lib. 23, p. 207. 

1773, Sept. 20. Carll, William, of Greenwich Township, Cumberland 
Co., cordwainer; will of. To Borton Carll, the house and lot on which 
I live, except 3 acres next to James Ewing's lot, which I give to 
Buckly, with a lot of ground in the Barens, beyond Hew Steadman's 
house, extending round that point of woods, and lets into the road 
that leads to Joseph Dennis, and comes round to beginning. To 
Sarah Ewing, looking glass, spoons, etc. Eldest daughter, Rebekah, 
spoons, etc. House and lot is to be rented, to bring up the children. 
Executrix — daughter, Rebekah. Witnesses — Andrew Ferguson, John 
Bereman. Proved Oct. 11, 1773. 

1773, Oct. 8. Inventory, £288.13.61^, made by Enos Woodruff and 
Samuel Ewing. Lib. 16, p. 225. 

1775, Aug. 3. Carman, Aaron, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. All real and personal estate to wife, Rachal, and 
my only child, Wilson Carman, and, if my son die a minor, then his 
share to my wife. Executors — Peter Wilson and Andrew Wilson. 
Witnesses — Tunis Fisher, John Andrew, Richard Clark. Proved Sept. 
4, 1775. 

1775, Aug. 4. Inventory, £293.0.6, made by John Akers and John 
Holcomb. Lib. 17, p. 235. 

1771, May 11. Carman, John, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son of 
Stephen Carman, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of 
Jonathan Moores as his Guardian. Guardian — Jonathan Moorea 
Fellowbondsman — Samuel Franklin Parker: both of Woodbridge, 
Bald Co Lib. K, p. 322. 



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1774, April 30. Carman, Joseph, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Son, Samuel, £5. Son, Benjamin, all my lands, and he is to pay 
£50 to each of the sons of my son, James, deceased, namely, William 
and James, when they are 21. Daughter, Deborah Taylor, £60. To 
Euphema Clark, daughter of my son John, deceased, £5. To Robert 
and John, the 2 young-est sons of my son, John, deceased, £20 to each, 
when 21. To Deborah Carman, daughter of said John, deceased, £10, 
when 18. To Deborah Carman, daughter of James Carman, deceased, 
£15, when 18. To William and James Carman, sons of my son James, 
deceased, £10 to each, when 21. Executors — son, Benjamin, my son- 
in-law, George Taylor, and Thomas Willet, son of John. Witnesses — 
John Wall, Elias Strickling, Joseph Dennis. Proved Feb. 17, 1779. 

Lib. 21, p. 12. 

1778, Feb. 23. Carman, Samuel, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, plantation where I live, and after her death, 
to my son, Elijah, and, if he die without issue, then to be sold and 
divided among the female children. Eldest daughter, Martha, my 
large Bible. Daughter, Jemima, £10, and Susanna Carman and Sarah 
Carman to have £20 each. If Elijah Carman and his mother shall 
agree to work the place, then he can keep a cow. James Johnson 
to be at the disposal of my wife. Executors — wife, Mary, and Samuel 
Hill. Witnesses — Samuel Purman, Isaac Hill, Richard Hill. Proved 
May 29, 1779. 

1779, April 24. Inventory, £3,059.0.3, made by Samuel Furman and 
Peter . 

1815, July 31. Account by Samuel Hill, surviving Executor. 

1804, July 24. Citation to Samuel Hill, to file his account as Execu- 
tor; this Citation demanded by Robert Coate and Sarah, his wife, 
which said Sarah is a legatee of Samuel Carman. Lib. 21, p. 261. 

1777, April 8. Carman, Thonia.s, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah Carman. Fellowbondsman — Israel Everett; both of said Co. 
Witness — Nathaniel Scudder. 

1777, April 7. Inventory, £181.4.10, made by Thomas Norris and 
David Olden. Lib. 18, p. 208. 

1779, Sept. 24. Carr, Alexanfler, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., weaver; 
will of. Wife, Isabella, house and lot where I live, while my widow, 
and, after her death or marriage, to my children. Executors — Charles 
Axford, Jr., and James Hill. Witnesses— Benjamin Kallam, David 
Holden, Henry Chambers. Proved Oct. 18, 1779. 

1779, Oct. 2. Inventory, £2,325.11.3, made by Stacy Potts and Robert 
Hosier. Lib. 21, p. 255. 

1774, May 28. Carr, Norris, of Evesham, Burlington Co., taylor. 
Int. Adm'r — John Armstrong, of said place, farmer. Fellowbonds- 
man — James Allen, of Northampton, said Co., yeoman. 

1774. June 10. Inventory, £48.9.6, made by Thomas Shinn and Law- 
rence Webster. 

1775, Jan. 24. Account by Adm'r. "Expences going to Penn'a. 
twice, the time being about 5 days, to collect debts of deceased, and 
Biindrles of his estate and bring them to New Jersey, £2.15.9." 

Lib. 15. p. 502; Lib. 15, p. 548. 



CAIvENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 85 

1775, Oct. 9. Carp, 'William, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Sarah Carr, the widow, of said place, and Job Allen, of Pequanock, 
said Co. Lib. M, p. 30. 

1772, May 6. Carter, David and Stephen, of Essex Co. Wards. Sons 
of Benjamin Carter, of said Co., deceased. Said Wards make choice 
of Samuel Potter as their Guardian. Guardian — Samuel Potter. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Benjamin Bedell; both of said Co. Lib. K, p. 413. 

1773, July 7. Case, Adam, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., Int. Adm'x 
— Catherine Case. Fellowbondsman — John Opdycke; both of said 
place. 

1773, July 24. Inventory, £443.6.8, made by Samuel Furman and 
John Buchannan. File No. 869 J. 

1769, May 20. Case, Anthony, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Eldest son, Peter, £10. Wife, Eve Catharine, real 
and personal estate, and after her death, to my children, Peter Case, 
John Mathias Case, John Case, Jacob Case, John Adam Case, Ann 
Elizabeth, the wife of Francis Pozon, Anna Mary, wife of Coonrad 
Hummer, and Catharine, wife of Herbert Trimmer. Executors — wife, 
Eve Catharine, Peter Case and John Mathias Case. Witnesses — 
Robert Dodd, Jacob Serves, Peter Peterson. 

1769, June 7. Codicil. The surviving- children of my daughter, Anna 
Mary, by her late husband, Johanis Yauger, viz., Peter, Philip, Will- 
iam and John Tawger, shall, with the other children of said Anna 
Mary, by her present husband, Conrad Hummer, share that part of 
my estate so willed to my daughter, Anna Mary. Witnesses — Robert 
Dodd, Jacob Servos, Peter Peterson. Proved Dec. 11, 1772. 

1772, Dec. 10. Inventory, £357.9.8, made by Peter Peterson and Peter 
Aller. Lib. 14, p. 461. 

1774, Oct. 18. Case, Jacob, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Mathias Houshel and Jacob Garvis. Fellowbondsman 
— Joshua Corshon; all of said place. 

1774, Oct. 14. Renunciation by Catherine Case. Witnesses — James 
York and Peter Houshel. 

1774, Oct. 10. Inventory, £165.12.3, made by John Opdycke and 
William Hoogland. Lib. 15, p. 503. 

1777, July 1. Case, Joshua, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. Wife, 
Elizabeth, the use of all my estate, to support my children till they 
are of age. Lands to be sold after wife's decease, and money given 
to sons, Joshua, Joseph, Samuel and John, and they to pay to my son, 
Auguston, £10, and to Phinias Case, 5 shillings, when they are of age. 
Daughters, Rhoda, Susanah and Sarah, moveable estate. Executors — 
sons, Joshua, Joseph and Samuel. Witnesses — Nathaniel Condict, 
Silas Jennings. Proved Aug. 16, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 138. 

1777, June 21. Casey, James, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Naomi Casey, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Nicholas Jenkins and 
William Wright, yeomen; all of Lower Penns Neck, said Co. 

1777, June 18. Inventory. £175.11.1, made by William Wrlg-ht and 
Nicholas Jenkins. Lib. 18, p. 606. 



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1771, April 1. Cassaboom, Nathaniel, of Burlington Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'r — Benjamin Vanleer, of Haddonfleld, Gloucester Co., prac- 
titioner in physick. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Paxson, of Mount 
Holly, Burlington Co., yeoman. Lib. 15, p. 109. 

1777, Aug. 13. Cassaday, Patrick, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Elizabeth Cassaday, widow. Fellowbondsman — Peter Dewitt; both 
of said place. Witness — Enoch Anderson. 

1777, Aug-. 13. Inventory, £107.10.1, made by Peter Dewitt and 
Samuel Lundy. 

1778, Oct. 19. Account by Daniel Predmore, Jr., and Elizabeth, his 
wife, late Elizabeth Cassaday. Lib. 16, p. 509; Lib. 16, p. 525. 

1780, April 7. Cassady, Catharine, of Waterford Township, Glouces- 
ter Co., widow. Int. Adm'r — Mark Baldwin. Fellowbondsman — John 
Shivers; both of said place, yeomen. 

1780, April 6. Inventory, £42.19.6, made by Joseph Cooper and John 
Shivers. Lib. 22, p. 26. 

1777, July 22. Casto, 'William, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. 100 acres of land is to be divided off from the north 
side of my plantation, adjoining Jacob Joslin. Son, Abel, 50 acres 
of the said 100. Son, Azariah, the other 50. Daughter, Elizabeth 
Kille, £5. Wife, Sarah, my house and rest of lands, and she is to 
educate my children. My other children, John, Andrew, David, Jona- 
than, Jeremiah, William, Jacob, Thomas and Abijah, the said house 
and lands left to my wife, after her term is ended. I have given a 
gun to my son John, and one to my son Andrew, and 2 acres of flax 
to Andrew and David; and I request my good friend, Eleazer Smith, 
to take care of the same for their use. Executors — wife, Sarah, and 
my friend, Eleazer Smith. Witnesses — Jacob Joslin, Elizabeth John- 
son, James Ewing. Proved Aug. 26, 1778. 

1778, Aug. 10. Inventory, £204.6.6, made by Jonathan Harris and 
Jacob Joslon. 

1779, May 1. Account by Executors. Lib. 16, p. 524; Lib. 20, p. 266. 

1774, Sept. 27. Cattell, James, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Marcy, my lands and personal estate. 
Executrix — wife, Marcy. Witnesses — John Perce, Levi Perce, Isaac 
Ballinger. 

1777, April 14. Codicil. Witness — Isaac Ballinger. Proved April 
25, 1777. Hannah Perce did declare that she was in the room when 
the codicil was annexed, and she heard James Cattell say that he did 
not intend his plantation for Uriah Cattell, but for his wife, and the 
will must be altered, as he did not think there was time to make 
another will. 

1777, April 22. Inventory, £310.15.6, made by Abel Clement and 
Joseph Clement. Lib. 18, p. 277. 

1774, May 30. Cattell, Jonas, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., 
blacksmith; will of. Daughter, Mary Heritage, my gold sleeve but- 
tons, and teaspoons marked M P. Son, James, 5 shillings. Children, 
Uriah, David, Sarah, Nathan, Jonas, William, Hannah, Amy, Amos 
and Martha, a bond of £200 which I have against James Cattell. Wife, 
Sarah, the rest of my goods, and she is to educate my younger chil- 



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dren. Executrix — wife, Sarah. Witnesses — Nathan Ward, Robert 
French. Proved June 1, 1776. 

1776, May 27. Inventory, £292.5.1, made by Habakkuk Ward and 
Isaac Ballinger. Lib. 17, p. 312. 

1774, Aus> 31. Cawood, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Cawood, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Elias Marsh, 
of Amboy, said Co. 

1774, Sept. 6. Inventory, £42.19.0, taken at the house of Joseph 
Cawood, by Daniel Drake and Timothy Ross. 

1774, Sept. 13. Inventory, made by Elijah Dunham and John Dis- 
brow. Lib. L, p. 155. 

1780, March 23. Cawood, Joseph, of Wantage, Sussex Co., husband- 
man; will of. Wife, Hannah, % of the estate, and my heir to have 
the rest, paying- to my oldest brother, Rezia Cawood, 5 shillings. 
Executors — John Collins and Evi Addams, and my wife, Hannah. 
Witnesses — Peter Snyder, John Van Sickle, Cornelius Van Sickle. 
Proved April 14, 1780. 

1780, April 10. Inventory, £86.4.5, made by Charles Backster and 
Peter Snyder. Lib. 22, p. 135. 

1777, May 21. Chamberlain, Jacob, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Henry Chamberlain. Fellowbondsman — Adam Ege; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Jared Saxton and Nehemiah Saxton. 

1777, May 19. Inventory, £36.16.2, made by Adam Ege and Daniel 
Howell. Lib. 18, p. 607. 

1772, April 29, Chamberlin, Lewis, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Eldest son, William, £100. Wife Lucreshe, £50. 
I also give to son, William, £100, which he has had in his hands since 
1764. Son, John, the plantation w^here he lives, formerly the estate 
of Francis Quick, deceased, of 248 acres. Son, Lewis, plantation 
where I live, and the land in the Rocks. Son, Uriah, £100, when 21. 
Daughter, Hannah, wife of Daniel Woolverton, £50. Daughter, Re- 
becca Slack, £50. Daughter, Lucreshe, £100. Daughter, Elizabeth 
Hoogeland, £50. Daughter, Ann Sutphen, £50. Daughter, Rachel, 
£100. My plantation the north side of Newshanick, of 220 odd acres 
(except what my wife and Lewis is to have), to be sold. Executors — 
Son, Lewis, and my son-in-law, Derick Sutphen. Witnesses — John 
Stout, Gershom Craven, Jacob Mattison. Proved May 18, 1772. 

1772, May 21. Inventory, £1,373.5.4, made by Thomas Atkinson and 
Joseph Moore. 

1789, Sept. 22. Account by Derrick Sutphen, acting Executor. 

Lib. 15, p. 485. 

1780, Feb. 7. Chambers, Klizabeth, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Chambers. Fellowbondsman — Henry Ferine; both of Freehold, 
said Co. Witness — Kenneth Ferine. 

1780, March 21. Inventory, £524.15.0, made by John Henderson and 
Elisha Walton. Lib. 24, p. 135. 

1776, Jan. 26. Chambers, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Susannah Chambers, all real and moveable estate, and negros, 
except the bonds, which are to be collected and divided among my 
wife and children, William, John, Henry, David, Robert, and Susannah 



88 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Chambers. Sister, Elizabeth Chambers, £10. Executors — wife, Su- 
sannah, and my friends, Reverand Elihu Spencer and Obadiah Howell. 
Witnesses — Philip Palmer, Jr., Benjamin Hart, Richard Harcourt. 
Proved Feb. 1, 1779. 

1779, Jan. 5. Inventory, £2,319.18.3, made by Alexander Chambers 
and Charles Axford, Jr. Lib. 20, p. 386. 

1777, June 29. Chambers, Joseph, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Real and personal to be sold. Wife, Mary Chambers, £100. Son- 
in-law, Gilbert Covenhoven, £200. Son-in-law, James Renox, £100. 
Daughter, Jane Chambers, £100. Daughter, Rachel Adams, 5 shillings. 
Son, Ezekiel, £5. Son, Zebulon, £5. Daughter, Rebeckah, 5 shillings. 
Executors — friends, Robert Chambers and Robert Wilson. Witnesses 
— Hezekiah Howell, Thomas Scott, Isaac Brittin. Proved July 19, 
1777. 

1777, July 18. Inventory, £1,598.14.0, made by Benjamin Yard and 
Benjamin South. Lib. 18, p. 593. 

1774, May 24. Chambers, Robert, of Windsor Township, Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £50. Son, John, £40. Sister, 
Elizabeth Chambers, one cow. Sons, William, David and Robert, rest 
of personal and real estate, and they to pay ^A to their sisters, Mary 
and Elizabeth. Executors — my sons, William and David. Witnesses 
— John Hammell, John Brown, John Cubberley. Proved July 9, 1774. 

1774, June 13. Inventory, £832.15.2, made by Jonathan Hutchinson 
and John Tindall. Lib. 16, p. 259. 

1778, April 14. Chambers, Samuel, of Wallpack, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, all real and personal during her life. Son, William, 15 
shillings. Daughter, Jean, £8. Sons, William, Benjamin, John, Peter, 
Joseph and James, and my daughters, Christina, Mary and Jean, all 
my estate. Said Cnristina is deceased. Executors — Daniel Decker 
and Harmanus Cole. Witnesses — Abraham Decker, Robert Lockerby, 
Nicoles Brink. Proved Nov. 9, 1778. 

1778, Nov. 7. Inventory, £83.1.3, made by Robert Lockerby and 
Abraham Decker. Lib. 20, p. 313. 

1774, July 22. Champion, John, of Northampton Township, Burling- 
ton Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Joseph, my plantation where I live, 
and all my other lands; he paying to my daughter, Sarah Champion, 
£100. Daughter, Sarah Champion, bed, silver spoons, etc. Executors 
— son, Joseph, and my brother-in-law, Joseph Eves. Witnesses — 
James Wills, Samuel Shinn, Joseph Goldy. Proved Aug. 13, 1774. 

1774, Aug. 12. Inventory, £385.3.6, made by Abraham Leeds and 
Francis Venicomb. Lib. 17, p. 73. 

1773, Oct. 4. Champneys, Joseph, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Re- 
becca Champneys, of Pitts Grove, said Co. Fellowbondsmen — Samuel 
Elwell, of Pitts Grove, and Joseph Heward, of Deerfleld, Cumber- 
land Co. 

1773, Sept. 30. Inventory, £745.15.8, made by William Alderman and 
Joseph Heward. File No. 1528 Q. 

1779, May 23. Chandler, Mary, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Chandler. Fellowbondsman — Matthias Ogden; both of 
said place. 



CALENDAR OF WIIvLS I77I-I780 89 

1779, May 24. Inventory, £194.9.3, made by David Woodruff and 
Jonathan Price. "Cash was paid by Samuel Chandler." Lib. 22, p. 25. 

1770, June 20. Chandler, Samuel, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., carpenter; will of. Wife, Phebe, all she brought to me, that she 
had before our marriage. Daughter, Phebe, wife of Samuel Lyon, £5. 
Daughters, Mary, Sarah and Lydia, rest of moveable estate. Son, 
Samuel, that land at the Cove, where his house stands, and Vs of the 
salt meadow. Sons, David and Stephen, the rest of my lands. Execu- 
tors — son, Stephen, and my friend, Daniel Price. Witnesses — George 
Frazee, Peter Kleinhoff, James Chandler. Proved Jan. 23, 1771. 

Lib. K, p. 286. 

1773, Dec. 11. Chasey, John, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., currier; 
will of. Wife, Anne, all my furniture. Son, John, my currying tools. 
Son, Pearce, 5 sTiillings. Son-in-law, Matthew Elly, my house and 
lot, but my wife is to have the use of it. Daughters, Margret and 
Ellin, rest of money. Executor — friend, Joseph Stillwell. Witnesses 
— Moses Shepherd, Samuel Burge, Nathaniel Tilton. Proved Jan. 12, 
1774. Lib. L, p. 79. 

1771, Jan. 9. Chattin, Abraham, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas Robson. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin 
Rambo; both of said Co. Witness — Josiah Chattin. 

1771, Jan. 8. Renunciation by Ruth Chattin, widow of said Abra- 
ham Chattin, and her daughter-in-law, Alice Chattin, in favor of 
kinsman, Thomas Robson. 

1771, Jan. 3. Inventory, £411.5.1%, made by James Brown and 
David Cooper. 

1774, March 24. Account by Adm'r. "To cash received from the 
Auditors of Francis Chattin's effects, who did abscond to Salem, 
which was the dividend due to the estate from Abraham Chattin. 
The said Francis Chattin absconded from his creditors." 

Lib. 15, p. 72; Lib. 15, p. 513. 

1779, June 16. Chattin, Josiah, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — James Miller. Fellowbondsman — James Willtins; 
both of said Co., yeomen. 

1779, June 17. Inventory, £220.2.0, made by Joseph Low and James 
Wilkins, on the estate of Josiah Chattin and Mary Chattin, deceased. 

Lib. 22, p. 28. 

1774, May 15. Cheesman, Uriah, of Township and Co. of Gloucester; 
will of. Wife, Hannah Cheesman, all real and personal estate, while 
my widow. Son, Alexander, land I live on, except hereafter men- 
tioned. Son, John, land now in tenure of Francis Saunders. Son, 
Joseph, the land by the line of Samuel Wetherill. Daughter, Ann, 
the flats along the line of Richard Cheesman. Son, Alexander, 40 
acres of cedar swamp on Maurice River. Executors — wife, Hannah, 
and son, Alexander. Witnesses — Francis Saunders, John Lewellen, 
James Munden. Proved April 2, 1777. 

1777, March 28. Inventory, £265.5.9, made by Lazarus Pine and 
Isaac Jones. Lib. 18, p. 257. 

1775, April 13. Cheever, Ezekiel, of Morristown, Morris Co. ; will 
of. Real and personal estate to be sold, and money divided between 



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Jonathan, Rachel and Sarah. Executors — Jacob Morrell, Nathan 
Reeves and Jonathan Cheever. Witnesses — Jacob Freeman, Mary- 
Freeman, Hannah Stiles. Proved June 6, 1775. Lib. L, p. 377. 

1776, Dec. 8. Chesshire, Jonathan, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co.; 
will of. That plantation in Hanover, where John Molsbury lives, to 
be sold, and the money to be given to the following- legatees; the 
male children of my cousins, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Samuel and 
Robert Kirby, to have a double share, and the female children of all 
their father's aforesaid to have each a half, as they come of age. An 
equal share is to be given to the children of Joseph Hopkins; whose 
names are, Moses, Asa, Joseph and Burzelai Hopkins, and Mary Hop- 
kins. To my brother, Samuel Chesshire's widow and children, £100. 
Cousin Mary Lownsbury, £20, and to her son, Samuel Lownsbury, £10. 
Cousin, Mary Woodward, wife of Jesse Woodward, £5. Cousin, Eliza- 
beth Fowler, £5. To Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, £20, for building 
the new meeting house. To the children of John, Jonathan, Joseph, 
Samuel and Robert Kirby, and Joseph Hopkins, the rest of moneys. 
Cousin, Ann Hopkins, wife of Joseph Hopkins, my bed. To Amy 
Kirby, wife of Robert Kirby, a bed. Executors — Cousin, Robert 
Kirby, and Gervas Pharo. Witnesses — Barzillai Ivins, Zachariah 
Cleavenger, Israel Kirby. Proved March 17, 1777. 

1777, March 14. Inventory, £1,445.5.0, made by John Bullock and 
Benjamin Kirby. Lib. 18, p. 127. 

1775, July 10. Chesnut, Benjamin, of Gloucester Co., minister of the 
Gospel; will of. Wife, Ruth Chesnut, £100, and all she brought with 
her. Daughter, Sarah Chesnut, all real and rest of personal estate. 
Brother, John Chesnut, £50 and my negro man. To my brother's son, 
Thomas Chesnut, my watch. Sister, Jean Thompson, £25. Sister, 
Martha Ramsey, £25. To College of Princeton, £25. To the poor of 
the City of Boston, £25. Executors — daughter, Sarah Chesnut, and 
Isaac Snowdon, of Philadelphia. Witnesses — John Walling, John 
Murphy, John Clark. Proved July 29, 1775. Lib. 17, p. 214. 

1773, Dec. 7. Chester, John, of Cape May Co.; will of. Daughter, 
Lydia, 8% acres of land in the Lower Precinct of this Co., and also 
my right on the Five Mile Beach, when 18. Likewise, she is to have 
my personal estate. Executor — Downes Edmunds, my friend. Wit- 
nesses — Elizabeth Reeves, Lydia Buck, Thomas Ewing. Proved March 
14, 1775. 

1773, Dec. 21. Inventory, £28.0.0, made by Ephraim Kent and Abra- 
ham Woolson. Lib. 17, p. 182. 

1778, Nov. 16. Chester, John, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Son, Daniel Chester, all my lands, as he is 21. Two 
daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah, % of my hard money, when they are 
18. Executor — friend, David Brown. Witnesses — Anna Long, Moses 
Long, Joshua Paul. Proved March 20, 1779. 

1779, March 17. Inventory, £1,312.16.6, made by William Cozens 
and Joshua Paul. 

1780, March 13. Account by Executor. Lib. 20, p. 382; Lib. 22, p. 67. 

1773, Dec. 8. Chew, Jefifery, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Son, Jonathan Chew, 100 acres of land, being part of land I 
bought of Hannah Rowllnson, being along the line of Abraham Dilks, 



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and that of James Cooper. Son, Jesse, the plantation on the south- 
west side of Edwards Branch, in Greenwich Township. Son, Samuel, 
the land I bought of Robert Field, on southwest side of the south 
branch of great Mantua Creek, known by the naine of Indian Town 
Tract. Son, David, the rest of the land I bought of Hannah Rowlin- 
son; the land joining thereto, which I bought of Elinor, the widow 
and Executrix of my brother, Joseph Chew; the tract where I live, 
which I bought of Constantine Wood; and the land I bought of 
Samuel Moffet; reserving one acre, to be measured off the plantation 
I live on, on the west side, below the Crossway and between the 
west line and the run, which I give to my sons, Jonathan, Jesse, 
Samual and David, and my daughters, Susannah Wilson and Anna 
Paul, and children of my daughter, Sarah Eldridge, deceased, and 
their heirs, for a burying place for themselves, families and posterity, 
and for no other use. Grandson, Jeffery Chew, the son of my son, 
David, my large Bible, and my long gun. The rest of real and per- 
sonal estate I give thereof, 1/5 to son, Jesse, 1/5 to son, Samual, 1/5 
to daughter, Susannah Wilson, 1/5 to daughter, Anna Paul, and 1/5 
to the children of my daughter, Sarah Eldridge. Executors — son, 
David, and my son-in-law, David Eldridge. Witnesses — Abigail 
Blackwood, Cassandra Clement, Samuel Blackwood, Jr., Samuel Black- 
wood, Sr. Proved April 24, 1774. 

1774, April 24. Renunciation by David Chew. Witness — Samuel 
Blackwood. Lib. 16, p. 353. 

1772, Nov. 7. Chew, John, of Township and Co. of Gloucester, yeo- 
man; will of. All estate to be sold, and all given to my wife, Mary, 
and the child she goes with. Executors — Wife, Mary, and my friend, 
Jonathan Williams. Witnesses — Elizabeth Carter, Ann Smallwood, 
Isaac Tomlinson. Proved Nov. 12, 1772. Lib. 14, p. 468. 

1775, May 16. Chew, Nathaniel, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Chew. Fellowbondsman — Buddell Shinn; both of Mount 
Holly, said Co. Lib. 15, p. 533. 

1777, April 1. Chew, Samuel, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x — Margaret Chew, widow. Fellowbondsman — Thomas "West; 
both of Greenwich Township, said Co. Witness — Elijah Cozens. 

1777, March 23. Inventory, £209.1.5, made by Thomas Taber and 
Thomas West. 

1781, Aug. 30. Account by Margaret Carter, late Margaret Chew. 

Lib. 16, p. 528; Lib. 23, p. 345. 

1772, Dec. 7. Chuniurd, John, of New Hanover Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. If my personal estate will not pay my debts, my execu- 
tors are to sell my mill and houses now occupied by my brother, 
Samuel Chumard, with as much pine land and cedar swamp as is 
necessary. "Wife, Mary, £15 yearly, while my widow; also a colt at 
the plantation of John Tonkin, in Springfield. Daughter, Mary, 3 
silver spoons. Brothers, William, Francis, Samuel and Thomas, my 
apparel. Daughters, Hannah, Achsah and Mary, rest of personal and 
real, when Mary is 21. Executors — my wife, Nathan Folwell and John 
Black. Witnesses — Thomas Reynolds, Marmaduke Fort, Amos Atkin- 
son. Proved Jan. 14, 1773. 

1773, Jan. 11. Inventory, £319.4.11, made by John Goldy and Will- 
lam Budd. 



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1783, April 1. Account by Nathan Polwell and John Black, Execu- 
tors. Lib. 16, p. 118; Lib. 24, p. 219. 

1773, Dec. S. Church, Alice, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland Co. 
Ward. Daughter of Silas Church, of said place, deceased. Guardian 
— James Ogden, of said place, blacksmith. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Ogden, of said place, yeoman. Lib. 14, p. 543. 

1775, Jan. 22. Church, Joseph, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Ward. 
Son of Silas Church, of said place, deceased. Joseph, having- land 
devised to him by his father, makes choice of James Ogden as his 
Guardian. Guardian — James Ogden. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Fith- 
ian; both of said place. Lib. 16, p. 486. 

1772, Oct. 28. Clark, Benjamin, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Susana, use of all real and personal estate, while 
my widow; after which, my sons, Alexander and Andrew, to have 
the land. Daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah and Jane, the furniture. 
Executors — sons, Alexander and Andrew. Witnesses — William Clark, 
Sr., Benjamin Van Cleaf, Jr. Proved Feb. 1, 1779. 

1779, Feb. 16. Inventory, £187.6.0, made by Garret Covenhoven and 
Hendrick Covenhoven. Lib. 21, p. 14. 

1772, March 20. Clark, Charles, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., Esq.; 
will of. Son, Daniel, the plantation which I bought of Jonathan 
Davis, deceased, lying in Trenton, except that part which lies on the 
north side of the road that leads from Charles Axford, Jr., across the 
Scotch road to the river road, where Stephen Field lives. Son, Benja- 
min, the rest of my lands in Trenton. Daughter, Abigail Howell, £150. 
Daughter, Phebe McQuill, the' interest of £150, and, after her death, 
the £150 to be divided between her 3 daughters, Susanah Carter, 
Hannah Carter and Abigail Carter. Grandson, Charles Clark, son of 
my son Samuel, deceased, 20 shillings, and to my grandson, Benjamin 
Clark, son of said Samuel, £30. Grandson, Daniel Clark, son of 
Charles Clark, Jr., deceased, £30. To the Trustees of the Presby- 
terian Church of Trenton, £20, to be put to interest, and the interest 
only used. Sons, Daniel and Benjamin, rest of personal estate. Ex- 
ecutors — sons, Daniel and Benjamin. Witnesses — James Burroughs, 
Joseph Tindall, Nathaniel Temple. Proved April 5, 1777. 

1777, March 28. Inventory, £1,038.6.3, made by John Reeder and 
Jacob Carle. Lib. 18, p. 295. 

1761, April 16. Clark, Daniel, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
blacksmith; will of. Wife, Hannah, my moveable estate, and use of 
my lands. Son, Benjamin, that land that lies by Robert Meeker, that 
I bought of John Crane. Son, Jacob, my home lot, where I live. 
Executors — wife, Hannah, and my sons, Benjamin and Jacob. Wit- 
nesses — Stephen Passel, Jonathan Megil. Proved March 8, 1779. 

Lib. 21, p. 48. 

1774, Dec. 12. Clark, Daniel, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rachel, use of all my lands, and use of personal estate, till 
my daughters are 18. Sons, Daniel and Charles, all my lands. 
Daughters, Mary, Anne and Phebe Clark, personal estate, when they 
are 18. Executors — wife, Rachel, and brother-in-law, Abijah Holmes. 



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Witnesses — Thomas Brown, Jonathan Elmer, Joel Fithian. Proved 
at Greenwich, Jan. 11, 1774. 

1775, Jan. 3. Inventory, £1,129.14.11, made by Thomas Brown and 
Jonathan Bowen. Lib. 17, p. 2. 

1780, Jan. 8. Clark, George, of Pilesgrove Township, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, William, the plantation where I live, of 129 
acres. Daughter, Jean Town, £20. Daughter, Rebecca Chattin, £20. 
Daughter, Margaret Webster, £20. Son, Robert, 5 shillings. Son, 
James, 5 shillings. Son, Thomas, the plantation he lives on, of 118 
acres. Executors — sons, Robert and James. Witnesses — Thomas 
Denny, Moses Wood, Henry Kiger. Proved Dec. 15, 1780. 

1780, Nov. 27. Inventory, £176,15.9, made by Henry Kiger and 
George Horner. Lib. 23, p. 385. 

1771, Sept. 17. Clark, Henry, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., Int. 
Adm'r — Jesse Clarke, son and one of the largest creditors. Fellow- 
bondsman — William Scudder; both of said place, yeomen. 

1771, Sept. 18. Inventory, £7.16.0, made by Ephraim Marsh and 
John Scudder, Jr. Lib. K, p. 367. 

1774, April 9. Clark, James, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, household goods, given to her by her father, 
and she may live on the plantation. Son, James, a bed, which was 
his mother's. Sons, George, Thomas and John, who are minors, to be 
supported. Son, James, is to have no right on my plantation. Son, 
James, £60. Daughter, Mary, £60. Daughter, Elizabeth, £60. Execu- 
tors — neighbors, Joakim Griggs, Gershom Lee, and my brother-in-law, 
George Drake. Witnesses — George Alexander, Henry Bailie, Jasper 
Smith. Proved April 25, 1774. 

1774, April 25. Inventory, £381.5.0, made by Samuel Griggs and 
Joseph Moore. Lib. 16, p. 321. 

1769, March 2. Clark, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Infirm of body. Wife, Sarah, use of real estate, 
till my 2 sons are 21. Son, John, the place where I live, along the 
line of John Nutman and Isaac Arnett. Son, William, rest of my 
home lot. Daughters, Sarah and Abigail, £25, when 21. Son, William, 
£30, when 21. Son, John, all the meadow by the Town Creek. Son, 
William, the meadow near the One Tree Bridge, joining Abner Wood- 
ruff. Land adjoining Samuel Ogden, and other land joining Caleb 
Brown, may be sold. Wife, all personal estate, to bring up the chil- 
dren. Executors — wife, Sarah, and friend, Isaac Arnett. Witnesses 
— William Harriman, Nehemiah Wade, Nathan Woodruff. Proved 
March 29, 1771. Lib. K, p. 313. 

1777, March 15. Clark, John, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeoman 
and blacksmith; will of. Wife, Ann, use of my moveable estate and 
lands, while my widow. Son, Alexander, £10 and the plantation which 
he now has, but he is to pay £283 to my estate. Son, Cornelius, £200. 
Son, John, the plantation where he lives, but he is to pay £300 after 
the death of his mother. Son, Nicholas, £200. Daughter, Leah, who 
is not married, £200. Executors — John Reed, my son, Alexander, and 
Cornelius Clark. Witnesses — Zebulon Baird, Abraham Probasco, John 
Schenck. Proved April 16. 1777. 

1777, April 5. Inventory, £317.15.6, made by Zebielon Baird, David 
Gordon, David Loyd and John Schenck. Lib. 18, p. 435. 



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1778, Oct. 27. Clark, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Charles 
Fisher. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Albertson; both of said Co. 

Lib. 16, p. 508. 

1772, April 1. Clark, Jotham, of Borough of Ellizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Elxecutors to sell the Pond Lot; also land I bought of Mat- 
thias Burnet; also 4 acres on the Ridge, which was bought of Moses 
Thompson; also 2 lots in the Elizabeth Town meadow. Wife, Sarah, 
use of Vs of my plantation, and % of my moveable estate. To Phebe, 
widow of my son, Jotham Clark, deceased, use of Va of my plantation, 
and the use of one of my houses, while she is a widow. Daughter, 
Mary, £10, and use of % of my plantation, and use of a room in one 
of my houses, while she remains unmarried. Daughter, Rhoda, wife 
of Richard Townley, £10. Grandson, Jotham Winans, if he live to be 
21, ten acres in the north side of the road, joining to Moses Thomp- 
son, and the land I bought of Matthias Burnet; but he is to work 
for his grandmother, Sarah Clark, for 2 years and 6 months. The 
money that remains to be given to Deborah, the wife of James 
Carpenter; Mary, who is unmarried; Martha, the wife of Aaron 
Tatuot; Rhoda, the wife of Richard Townley; Rachel, the wife of 
Henry Brown, and the children that are now born of Phebe, the 
wife of Isaac Frazee, one part among them, and one part among the 
children of my daughter, Hannah, who was the wife of Henry 
Bounel, since deceased. Grandsons, David Clark, Jotham Clark and 
John Clark, the rest of my plantation, when they are 21. Executors 
— sons-in-law, James Carpenter and Richard Townley. Witnesses — 
Moses Thompson, Aaron Wade, Timothy Whitehead. Proved April 
7, 1772. Lib. K, p. 436. 

1770, June 1. Clark, Stephen, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Brothers, Josiah, Levi, Benjamin and John, my "Flatt," 
which is now a building by William Gosley. Sister, Priscilla Heri- 
tage, a bed. The rest of my goods to my 4 brothers, and 3 sisters, 
Hannah Stiles, Elizabeth Moffett and Priscilla Heritage. Executors 
— father, Richard Clark, and my brother-in-law, Benjamin Heritage. 
Witnesses — William Lenard, Rebekah Lenard, Joseph Heritage. 
Proved Nov. 4, 1771. 

1771, March 2. Inventory, £134.16.3%, made by Judah Heritage and 
Patrick Flaningam. 

1775, Jan. 31. Account by Executors. Lib. 15, p. 231; Lib. 15, p. 536. 

1779, May 22. Clark, Timothy, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Margery Clark. Fellowbondsman — Jeffery Clark; both of said Co. 

Lib. 22, p. 29. 

1760, Nov. 2. Clark, William, of Township and Co. of Gloucester, 
yeoman; will of. Son, Joal, the plantation where I live; also my 
cedar swamp on a branch of Great Egg Harbor River, which is a 
part located to Samuel Harrison. Son, William, a suit of apparel; 
he has had considerable. Grandchildren, the children of my deceased 
son, Cornelius, 5 shillings. Daughter, Deborough Champion, £20. 
Three daughters, Esther, Abigail and Lydia Clark, rest of personal 
estate. (Said daughters are all single.) Executors — daughter. De- 
borough Champion, and my son, Joal. Witnesses — Beulah Clement, 
Hephzibah Evens, Samuel Clement. Proved June 15, 1773. 

1773, June 12. Inventory, £553.0. V^, made by Jacob Jenings and 
Josiah Albertson. Lib. 16, p. 71. 



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1768, Sept. 18. Clarke, James, of Windsor Township, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Eldest son, James, that part of my plantation to the south 
of my outside fence; also the meadow called Maples Swamp; also 1^ 
the land in Tautamy's Swamp. Son, Isaac, my mansion and planta- 
tion, except the above; also V2 of the Tautamy Swamp, and he to pay- 
to each of my daughters, Rachel Clarke and Hannah Clarke, £50. 
Daughter, Hannah, the land where George Hawk lives, of 6 acres. 
Wife, Hannah, provided for. Daughters, Rachel, Hannah and Anne, 
moveable estate. Executors — sons, James and Isaac. Witnesses — 
Samuel Worth, James Olden, William Worth. Proved Oct. 7, 1771. 

1771, Sept. 18. Inventory, £485.0.6, made by Joseph Skelton and 
Joseph Olden. Lib. K, p. 365. 

1777, Dec. 26. Clarke, Rachel, of Stony Brook, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Cousin, Rachel Hunt, my house and lot on Stoney Brook, at the 
bridge, on north side of highway, and a woodlot on the east side of 
David Brearly, when she is 21, but, if she die, it is to be sold, and 
the money given to my brother, James Clarke, and my sisters, Han- 
nah Clarke and Anne Clarke. Brother, William Clarke, a mare. 
Cousin, Rachel Hunt, my riding chair. Executors — brothers, William 
Clarke and John Clarke. Witnesses — James Clark, Ezekiel Clarke, 
William Worth. Proved April 29, 1785. 

1778, May 15. Inventory, £249.7.4, made by John Clarke and Will- 
lam Clarke. Lib. 27, p. 238. 

1779, Nov. 16. Clarkson, Anthony, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Henry Ridgway, of Mansfield. Fellowbondsman — John Lawrence, 
Esq., of Burlington; both of said Co. Witness — Robert Burchan. 

Lib. 22, p. 15. 

1771, Feb. 19. Clarkson, James, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Henry Force and Robert Clarkson. Fellowbondsmen — Abra- 
ham Freeman and John Clarkson; all of said Co. 

1771, Feb. 18. Renunciation by Sarah Clarkson, widow of said 
James. Witnesses — Robert Clarkson and John Clarkson. 

Lib. K, p. 257. 

1771, July 10. Clarkson, James, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Abraham Pain. Fellowbondsman — Philip Kearny, Esq.; both 
of Perth Amboy, said Co. Witness — John Thomson. Lib. K, p. 355. 

1779, Oct. 19. Clayton, John, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Clayton, widow of said John. Fellowbondsman — David 
Johnston; both of said place. Witness — William Hilsey. 

1779, Oct. 25. Inventory, £721.10.0, made by Joshua Anderson and 
George Walker. Lib. 22, p. 16. 

1779, Nov. 19. Clayton, John, Sr., of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Clayton, of Freehold, said Co. Witnesses — Thomas Henderson 
and Rachel Henderson. 

1784, March 18. Inventory, £251.0.2, made by Kenneth Anderson, 
Jr., and Thomas Cook. Two bonds due from Joseph Clayton, for 
the above amount. Lib. 24, p. 135. 

1780, Aug. 16. Clayton, John, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — David 
Clayton. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Henderson; both of Freehold, 
said Co. Witnesses — Rachel Henderson and Hope Burrowes. 



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1780, Aug-. 18. Inventory, £88.6.6, made by Garrit Vanderveer and 
John Morford. Lib. 24, p. 136. 

1772, Dec. 21. Cleavenger, Thomas, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Job Clevenger. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Kirby; 
both of New Hanover Tovimship, Burlington Co. 

1772, Dec. 14. Inventory, £166.11.4, made by Amos Wright and 
Benjamin Kirby. Lib. 14, p. 507. 

1758, May 31. Cleayton, William, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., hatter; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth Cleayton, all real and personal estate, after 
paying the legacies. To Thomas Cleayton, son of Parnal Cleayton, 
deceased, £5, when 21. To William Cleayton, son of said Parnal, £5, 
when 21. Executrix — wife, Elizabeth. Witnesses — Aaron Doud, 
George Biles, John Livingston. Proved Sept. 20, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 127. 

1776, March 8. Clement, Jacob, of Township and Co. of Gloucester; 
will of. Son, Samuel, all this plantation where I live, when he is 21; 
also 2 acres of cedar swamp, which join my brother, Samuel's, and 
he is to pay my daughters, £20. Rest of real and personal to be sold, 
and the money paid to my daughters, Rebecca, Cassandra, Anne, Eliz- 
abeth, Ruth, Sarah and Hannah, as they arrive to 18 years of ag-e. 
Executors — brother, Samuel Clement, and my brother-in-law, Josiah 
Albertson. Witnesses — Josiah Albertson, James Davis, Samuel Black- 
wood. Proved May 27, 1777. 

1777, May 27. Renunciation by Samuel Clement and Josiah Albert- 
son. Witnesses — Samuel Kenard and James Talman. 

1777, June 11. Adm'r — Samuel Clement, Jr., of Township and Co. 
of Gloucester. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Clement, of Newton, said 
Co. Witness — Isaac Kay. "Whereas, Jacob Clement, the younger, 
did make his will, and appoint his brother, Samuel Clement, and his 
brother-in-law, Josiah Albertson, his Executors, and they have both 
renounced," etc. Lib. 18, p. 456. 

1767, Aug. 29. Clement, Ruth, of Haddonfleld, Gloucester Co., 
widow; will of. Daughters, Jane Eves, Hepsibah Clement, Beulah 
Clement and Rachel Clement, my apparel. Son, John Evans, £20. 
Son William Evens, £20. Son, Able Clement, £20, when 21. Daugh- 
ter, Rachel, £10, when 18. Son, Thomas Clement, £50, when 21. To 
the children of my daughter, Jane, to wit, Mary, Rachel, Hepsibah 
and Ann Eves, £20, when they are 18. Granddaughter, Rebeckah 
Clement, daughter of Samuel Clement, a table, when 18. To Sarah, 
wife of Benjamin Albertson, and Esther Holmes, widow, £2.10.0. My 
negro man, Attee, £10. Granddaughter, Ruth Clement, daughter of 
Samuel Clement, and my daughter, Beulah, when she is 18, my silver 
tankard, and, if she die, then I give it to her sister, Rebekah Clement, 
and, if they both die, then to their brother, Samuel Clement. To 
Rebeckah, wife of Cuffee, £3. To Daniel Carty, Sarah Albertson, 
daughter of William Albertson and Ruth Clement, daughter of Jacob 
Clement, a silver spoon to each. To Rachel Evans, daughter of my 
son John, and Ruth Evans, daughter of my son William, one silver 
spoon to each. Executors — daughter, Hepsibah Evens, and my friend, 
Thomas Redman. Witnesses — William Griscom, John Breese. Proved 
Sept. 14, 1771. 

1771. Sept. 4. Inventory, £306.17.2, made by Joshua Stokes and 
Jacob Clement. Lib. 15, p. 154. 



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1773, July 10. Cleverly, John, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Grandson, John Allward, the house and land that I bought 
of Elijah Freeman, and the use of the same I give to his mother, 
during- her life. Granddaughter, Mary Crosman, £50, when 18, and 
the interest on the same is to be for the use of her mother. Brother, 
Joseph Cleverly, £25. Nephew, John Cleverly, son of my brother, 
Benjamin, £25. Nephew, Doctor John Cleverly, my watch. To Han- 
nah Randal, a granddaughter of my sister Adams, deceased, 30 dol- 
lars. She lives at Rye, New Hampshire. Rest of money to be put 
to interest, and paid yearly to my daughter, Elizabeth Allward, and, 
at her death, paid to her children. Brother, Thomas, goods in the 
back room. Executors — daughter, Elizabeth Allward, and my friend, 
Silas Condict. Witnesses — Samuel Day, Jeduthan Day, Jared Day. 
Proved May 3, 1777. Lib. 18, p. 310. 

1775, Feb. 10. Cleverly, Thomas, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Being advanced in years. Brother, John Cleverly, the 
50 acres of land where I live, which joins Peter Prudden and Nathan 
Reeve, and, after his death, I give the same to my nephew, Thomas 
Cleverly. Twenty acres of my plantation, that join the said 50 acres, 
I give to John Allward, my brother John's grandson, who lives with 
me, and the income of the 20 acres is to be for the use of John's 
mother, till he is 21. Brother, Joseph Cleverly, the rest of plantation, 
which joins to Benjamin Freeman and Capt. Samuel Day. Nephews, 
John and Stephen Cleverly, £5 to each, and to their sister, Sarah, £5. 
To Huldah, daughter of my brother, Samuel, deceased, £5. To Jasper 
Langley, my apprentice, £20. To Mary Crosman, a granddaughter of 
my brother John, £5. Executors — brother, John, and friend, Silas 
Condict. Witnesses — Peter Prudden, Isaac Prudden, Silas Gilder- 
sieve. Proved July 17, 1775. Lib. L, p. 363. 

1770, Nov. 21. Clifton, John, of Chester Township, Burlington Co.; 
will of. To my deceased brother Thomas' son, Simon Clifton, one 
shilling. Sister, Rachel Carter, wife of John Carter, £20, and to her 
children, £5 each. Deceased sister, Esther's children, to wit, Esther 
Johnson, £5, Ann Johnson, £10, Jonas Johnson, £5, Simon Johnson, £5, 
Abraham Johnson, £5, and Sarah Johnson, £5. Deceased sister, Eliza- 
beth's children, to wit. Patience Wilson, £5, George Wilson, £5, and 
John Wilson, £5. Morestown Meeting of Friends, £3, for the support 
of the graveyard. Brother Simon's children, to -wit, Thomas, £30, 
Daniel, £10, John, £10, and Benjamin, £10. Brother, Simon, rest of 
' my estate. Executor — John Lippincott. Witnesses — Isaac Lippincott, 
John Lippincott. Proved Jan. 5, 1771. 

1770, Dec. 20. Inventory, £236.2.10%, made by Isaac Lippincott and 
Samuel Shute. 

1772, April 2. Account by Executor. Paid Joseph Carter and wife, 
£30; Ann Johnson, £10; Esther Johnson, £5; Sarah Johnson, £5; Simon 
Johnson, £5; Jonas Johnson, £5; Abram Johnson, £5: Ann Carter, £5; 
Patience Wilson, £5; Francis Wilson, £6; Rachel Clifton, £12.6.0; Eliza- 
beth Anderson, £9; and Simon Clifton, Sr., £36.6.6. 

Lib. 14, p. 381; Lib. 14, p. 419. 

1774, Sept. 1. CUzbe, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Jane, £100 and use of furniture, till the children that are under age 
are 21. Eldest son, James, all my real and personal estate, and he is to 
pay the legacies to his brothers and sisters, and he shall maintain 



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my wife, and his brothers and sisters who are under age. Sons, 
Samuel, Joseph and Jonathan, £150 each, when they are 21. Daugh- 
ter, Rhoda, £50, when 18. Daughters, Hannah, Mary and Rachel, £5 
each. My wife is to be Guardian of all children under age. Execu- 
tors — brother-in-law, Joseph Baldwin, and my son, James. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Camp, William Burnet, Elisha Boudinot. 

1774, Sept. 14. Codicil. Sons, James, Samuel and Joseph, my imple- 
ments of trade. Witnesses — Phebe Clark Crane, William Burnet. 
Proved Oct. 3, 1774. Lib. L, p. 225. 

1780, Feb. 20. Coalman, John, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Timothy Coalman, all my lands, being in said 
place. Daughter, Susannah Creed, 3 acres of land on north side of 
the Shippatawkin Creek, and to take in the house where Timothy 
Coalman formerly lived; also one acre joining the woodland, while 
she is a widow, and, if she cease to be a widow, then to my grand- 
son, Samuel Coalman. Daughter, Sarah Coxe, 4 acres of woodland, 
and one of meadow, which join the above lots, during her life, and 
then to grandson, Samuel Coalman. Son, Thomas, £200. Daughter, 
Mary Howell, £50. Daughter, Susannah Creed, £50. Executors — son, 
Thomas, and Susannah Creed. Witnesses — Job Rozel, James McGal- 
lird, Abraham Skirm. Proved April 10, 1780. 

1780, April 10. Inventory, £5,467.6.1, made by John Rozell and Job 
Rozel. Lib. 21, p. 297. 

1777, Jane 7. Coate, John, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co., 
carpenter. Int. Adm'r — Joseph Mapes, weaver. Fellowbondsman — 
Richard Manering, farmer; both of said place. 

1777, June 3. Inventory, £213.8.10, made by Richard Dole and 
Richard Manering. 

1777, Nov. 3. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 18, p. 472; Lib. 18, p. 616. 

1780, April 23. Coats, Israel, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — Bar- 
zillai Coate. Fellowbondsman — Moses Kempton; both of said Co. 
Witness — John Phillips, Surrogate. Lib. 22, p. 22. 

1773, Dec. 17. Cobb, Frederick, of Morris River, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'r- — Joshua Brick. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Jones; both of 
said place, yeomen. 

1773, Dec. 13. Inventory, £16.8.3, made by John Cobb and Joseph 
Jones. (In this inventory and administration, the name is also writ- 
ten as Frederick Coll.) Lib. 14, p. 546. 

1774, May 18. Cocii, Alienor, of Reading Township, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Ashfordby Cock and Martin Ryerson; first of Bridg- 
water Township, and other of Reading. Fellowbondsman — John Ry- 
erson, of Reading; all of said Co. Lib. 15, p. 507. 

1779, Dec. 3. Coelt, Santuel, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x — Hannah 
Cock. Fellowbondsmen — Jacob Van Horn and John McKinney; both 
of said Co. Witnesses — Lettitia Anderson and Thomas Anderson. 

Lib. M, p. 87. 

1767, Oct. 27. Cock, Thomas, of New Shannack, Somerset Co.; will 
of. Eldest son, George, my Bible. All real and personal estate to 
be sold, and money put to interest till my youngest child is 21. My 
2 youngest children, Jacob and Mary, to be supported and schooled. 



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Rest of estate to children. Executors — sons, George, John and 
Thomas. Witnesses — Joris Bergen, Abraham Duboys, William 
Spader, Jr. Proved April 12, 1774. 

1774, April 5. Inventory, made by Abraham Duboys, Abraham 
Voorheese and Garrit Garritson. Lib. L, p. 137. 

1775, Feb. 7. Coddlngton, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Ward. Son of John Coddington, of said place, deceased. Said Ward 
makes choice of James De Camp as his Guardian. Guardian — James 
De Camp, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co. Fellowbondsman — 
Jonathan Jaques, of Essex Co. Witness — John Thomson. 

Lib. M, p. 38. 

1774, Aug. 15. Cole, Adda, of Reading Township, Hunterdon Co. 
Ward. Daughter of Benjamin Cole, of said place, deceased. Said 
Ward, being out of the Wardship of George Reading and Ezekiel 
Cole, Guardians in Socage, makes choice of John Gregg as her Guar- 
dian. Guardian — John Gregg. Fellov^fbondsman — Ezekiel Cole; both 
of said Co. Lib. 15, p. 503. 

1778, July 11. Cole, Jacob, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, the plantation where I live, w^hich is 
bounded by John Till, David Bilderback, deceased, and Richard Allen, 
and contains 111 acres, and at her death it shall be applied to the 
use of the poor of the said Parish, by way of a free school, forever. 
Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and John Till. Witnesses — George Somer- 
vell, John Gables, Andrew Powlson. Proved July 10, 1780. 

1780, June 5. Inventory, £5,637.10.0, made by George Somervell and 
Richard Allen. Lib. 22, p. 214. 

1776, May 13. Colehoper, Benjamin, of Upper Alloways Creek, Salem 
Co.; will of. Real and personal estate to be sold, and the money to 
be divided between my 5 children, when they come of age. Executors 
— friends, Jacob Preas and John Buck. Witnesses — Michael Johnson, 
George Rocap, Margaret Bakeler. Proved June 6, 1779. 

1777, Sept. 13. Inventory, £282.12.9, made by Joseph Snethen and 
George Pierson. Lib. 21, p. 195. 

1777, Aug. 3. Coleman, Abigail, of Roxbury, Morris Co., widow of 
Samuel Coleman; will of. Daughter, Lucretia Reeve, £8 and my loom. 
Daughter, Joanna, my curtains. Daughter, Agnes, white curtains. 
Daughter, Sarah, a bed. Daughter, Mary, a bed. Son, William, 8 
sheep, when he is 21. If any children die before age or marriage, the 
survivors to have their share. Rest to all my children. Executors — 
brother, Samuel Pen, and my friend, Benjamin Corwin. Witnesses — 
Constant King, Joshua Dickerson, Erastus Dickerson. Proved Aug. 
11, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 130. 

1773, June 16. Coleman, Samuel, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. 
Son, Samuel, 5 shillings. Son, Jeremiah, 5 shillings. Son, William, 5 
shillings. Son, Nathaniel, 5 shillings. Granddaughter, Sarah Cole- 
man, 5 shillings, in behalf of her father, Ephraim Coleman, deceased. 
Daughter, Penelope Cam, £10. Daughter, Mary Cooper, £10. Wife, 
flebeckah, use of Va the land. Sons, John and Joshua, all the land 
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Joab, £50 to Thomas, and £50 to Daniel. Daughter, Rebeckah Cole- 
man, £30. Daughter, Hannah Coleman, £30. Daughter, Jemima Cole- 
man, £30. Rest to my 3 sons and 3 daughters, that is, Joab, Thomas, 
Daniel, Rebeckah, Hannah and Jemima, and I give them a lot of land 
and stream in Bloming Grove, Orange Co., New York, which is men- 
tioned in a deed, dated 17th of Nov., 1742. Executors — my wife, and 
my son, John. Witnesses — Daniel Leek, Joseph Montanye, William 
Grifflng. Proved July 29, 1773. 

1773, Sept. 15. Inventory, £211.16.3, made by David Brown and 
Joseph Montanye. Lib. L, p. 10. 

1777, June 17. Coleman, Samuel, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Abi- 
gail Coleman. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Corwin; both of Roxbury, 
said Co. Lib. 18, p. 609. 

1772, June 15. Coles, Samuel, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary Coles, £60, and £70 yearly. In order to 
pay the £70 yearly, the rents are to pay the same, that is, £30 from 
the sawmill and grist mill, which I bought of David Oliphant, £10 
from the plantation herein devised to my granddaughter, Martha 
Newbold, and £30 from the plantation whereon Abraham Allen lives. 
My wife is to have the use of the house on the west side of the road, 
where I now live, and my son-in-law, David Davis, is to provide her 
with firewood. Daughter, Martha Davis, the plantation where I live, 
and, after her decease, to her heirs, and so on from generation to 
generation forever. Daughter, Martha Davis, my plantation in 
Evesham, Burlington Co., which I purchased of Thomas Smith and 
John Pimm. Daughter, Mary Newbold, £500. Granddaughter, Rachel 
Newbold, that part of land that I bought of David Oliphant, in Eves- 
ham, which lies on the east side of a branch of Rancokas Creek, 
together with the grist mill and mill dam thereon, and, after her 
decease, to her heirs. Granddaughter, Martha Newbold, one other 
part of said tract, on the west side of said branch, and is bounded 
by Rubin Bradock (except the saw mill), when she is 18. Grand- 
daughter, Ann Newbold, the rest of the said tract, when 18. Grand- 
daughters, Rachel, Martha and Ann Newbold, that pine land which I 
bought of said David Oliphant, situated in Burlington Co., together 
with the saw mill, except %vhat is devised to Martha Newbold. My 
cedar swamp I give to my daughter, Martha, and my granddaughters, 
Rachel, Martha and Ann Newbold. My nephew, Joseph Coles, son 
of my brother, Thomas Coles, my house lot of land, which I bought 
of Thomas Eves and John Hopewell, situated in Evesham, and, if 
he die without issue, then to his brother, Samuel Coles. Granddaugh- 
ter, Rachel Newbold, £100, when 18. Granddaughter, Martha New- 
bold, £100. Granddaughter, Ann Newbold, £100. Grandson, Samuel 
Newbold, £10, when 21. Grandson, Samuel Coles Davis, £10. Grand- 
daughter, Mary Davis, £100, when 18. Grandson, Joseph Davis, £10. 
Nephew, Samuel Coles, son of my brother, Thomas Coles, £20. Grand- 
son, Jacob Davis, £10. Niece, Barshabe Keen, daughter of my brother, 
Thomas Coles, £10. To Mary Coles, daughter of my nephew, Thomas 
Coles, £50, when 18. My friend, Abraham Allen's daughter, Sarah, 
£10. Son-in-law, David Davis, £50, out of the money that is owing to 
me from Charles Read, for the use of the Preparative Meeting at 
Haddonfleld, and the rest of the money due from Charles Read, to 
my daughter, Martha Davis. I give the house lately built, where 
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to live in, during- their life, with the same privileges that Philip had, 
while he lived on the same. Niece, Mary, the daughter of my brother, 
Thomas Coles, £10. Nephew, Thomas Coles, the eldest son of Thomas, 
all my right in the saw mill and lands, whereon his father now lives, 
and the pine lands held therewith. Daughter, Mary Newbold, the 
rest of my personal estate. Executors — son-in-law, David Davis, and 
my friend, Abraham Allen. Witnesses — Rebeckah Moss, Sarah Parker, 
John Cox. 

1772, July 22. Codicil. Witnesses — Sarah Parker, Nicholas Stiles. 
Rebekah Moss. Proved Dec. 4, 1772. 

1772, Oct. 23. Inventory, £3,489.18.8, made by Enoch Roberts and 
John Cox. 

1774, May 31. Account by Executors. Lib. 14, p. 478; Lib. 15, p. 518. 

1777, April 9. Coles, Thomas, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Alice Coles, widow of said Thomas Coles. Fellowbonds- 
man — Thomas Denny; both of said place. Lib. 18, p. 218. 

1775, Augr. 16. Collins, E^lizabeth, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Ward. 
Daughter of Joseph Collins, of said place, deceased. Said Ward 
makes choice of Jacob Dodderer, as her Guardian. 

1775, Aug-. 16. Guardian — Jacob Dodderer. Fellowbondsman — 
Sampson Dildine; both of said place. Witness — John De Hart. 

Lib. 15, p. 544. 

1778, April 26. Collins, Jonathan, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ann, to have a good support. Son, Mahlon, £50. Daughters, 
Ann and Phebe, £5. Sons, Randal, Israel and Jonathan, rest of estate. 
Executors — son, Elijah and Samuel Wilson, Jr. Witnesses — Amos 
Lundy, Reuben Lundy, Elijah Lundy. Proved Dec. 30, 1780. 

1779, Nov. 27. Inventory, £290.19.4, made by Benjamin Heaton and 
Samuel Lundy. Lib. 22, p. 307. 

1778, Nov. 25. Collins, Samuel, of Waterford, Gloucester Co.; will 
of. Wife, Rosannah, my house and lot where I live, shop and out- 
houses, and 2 lots of cedar swamp, and my 4 acre lot on Haddonfleld 
road, and as much of the moveable estate as she may need, all 
during her life. Rest of the moveable estate to be sold, and the 
money divided between my wife and my daughters, Abigail, Rachel 
and Hannah. After death of my wife, the real estate to be sold, and 
the money to be divided between my daughters, Abig-ail Lippincott, 
Rachel Champion and Hannah Allen. Executors — wife, Rosannah, 
and my friend, Thomas Stokes, Jr. Witnesses — Joseph Roberts, John 
Roberts, Enoch Roberts. Proved Feb. 1, 1779. 

1779, Jan. 29. Inventory, £3,143.1.1, made by John Middleton and 
Enoch Roberts. Lib. 21, p. 8. 

1777, June 28. Collins, William, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Thomas Parker and John Jamison; both of said place. Wit- 
ness — Jonathan Forman. Lib. 18, p. 621. 

1773, Oct. 28. Collum, James, of Mansfield Township, Burlington 
Co. Int. Hannah Collum, his widow, renounced in favor of William 
Smith. Esq., of Burlington, or any person he may appoint. 

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1770, Jan. 3. Collyer, John, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co.; will 
of. Wife, Hannah, personal estate. Eldest son, Thomas Collyer, Yz 
of the plantation where I live, which contains 97 acres, and he is to 
pay £21, which I give to my 3 eldest daughters; that is, to Elce, 
Rachel and Grace. Son, John, the other i/^ of the plantation, and he 
is to pay £21 to my 3 youngest daughters, Eupheme, Mary and Sarah. 
Executors — wife, Hannah, son Thomas, and John Roy. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Sutton, Jacob Lewis, Edward Lewis. Proved Aug. 7, 1779. 

Lib. 21, p. 336. 

1778, Feb. 4. Colsher, John, of Bedminster, Somerset Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, the house I live in, and the goods she may desire, and 
£20 a year. Eldest son, Peter, £5. Daughter, Alee, £138. Daughter, 
Christena, £138. Grandson, John, son of Peter Colsher, £133. Grand- 
son, Adam Brocaw, £133. To Mary, the daughter of my first wife, 
£12. To Mary Evert, the daughter of my first wife, £25. Everything 
to be sold after the death of my wife, and money given to daughters. 
Alee and Christena, and my grandsons, Adam and John. Executors 
— ^friends, John Wortman and Cornelius Lane. Witnesses — William 
Neilson, Andris Wortman, David Herriot. Proved April 6, 1778. 

1778, April 7. Adm'r with will annexed — Peter Colsher. Fellow- 
bondsman — Cornelius Lane; both of Somerset Co., farmers. Both 
Executors refused to act. 

1778, April 6. Inventory, £887.7.8, made by John Wortman and 
Cornelius Lane. Lib. 20, p. 218. 

1770, Dec. 15. Colton, Zachariah, of Windsor Township, Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann Colton, all real and personal, except 
the following legacies: Sisters, Hannah, Elizabeth and Susannah, 
£30, and to the three children of my sister, Ann, £10. After my wife's 
death, her son, John Cox, shall have my lands, and he is to pay to his 
sister, Sarah, £25, and to pay John Covenhoven, his sister Sarah's 
son, £25. Executors — wife, Ann, and John Cox. Witnesses — Samuel 
Stout, Albert Schenck. Proved Jan. 8, 1771. Lib. K, p. 265. 

1780, July 19. Combes, Robert, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Combes. Fellowbondsman — Reuben Potter; both of 
said place. Lib. 24, p. 73. 

1779, June 22. Combs, David, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Ward. 
Son of Joseph Combs, of said place. Said Ward had real estate left 
to him by the will of a relation, which the Executors desire to be 
under the care of a Guardian. Guardian — the said Joseph Combs. 
Fellowbondsman — Henry Ferine, of said place. Witness — Rachel 
Henderson. Lib. 22, p. 54. 

1764, July 29. Compton, Cornelius, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Brother, John Compton, 20 acres of land where he lives; and 
3 acres of meadow above the Common Landing. Brother, William 
Compton, the land that he has in possession, during his life. Sister, 
Lucy, to be maintained, while she is single. Wife, Lydia, use of rest 
of personal and real estate, to bring up my children. Estate may 
be sold, when my wife thinks proper, and the money given to chil- 
dren, Joseph. Cornelius. Job and Hester. Executors — wife, Lydia, 
and my brother-in-law, William Crawford. Witnesses — James Frost, 
Daniel Seabrook, Richard Jaques. Proved Oct. 2, 1764. Probate 
granted Oct. 13, 1773. Lib. K, p. 467. 



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1766, Oct. 6. Comptoii, William, of Shrewsbury Township, Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, all real and personal, while my 
widow, except 10 shillings, which I give to my son, Jacob. After 
wife's decease, I g-ive all the estate to my son, Jacob, and my daugh- 
ter, Sarah Stout. Executors — son, Jacob, and son-in-law, Jacob Stout. 
Witnesses — William Davis, John Morris, Jr. Proved May 12, 1774. 

Lib. L, p. 149. 

1779, Sept. 11. Compton, William, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
farmer; will of. Real estate to be sold. Wife, Mary, £10 yearly, 
which is to be from money invested; and at her death the principal 
to be divided between my sons, Icabod, John, William, Joseph, Jacob 
and David. Wife to have various goods and a wench. Rest of move- 
able estate to be sold, and the money divided between my wife, and 
daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and Lucy. Executors — my wife, 
son, John and Ichabod Compton. Witnesses — Peter Wikoff, John 
Covenhoven. Proved Nov. 8, 1779. Lib. 20, p. 348. 

1776, May 18. Comton, Kliakim, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Son, Robert Comton, the land I bought of Abraham Shotwell, 
deceased, lying west of the land that Thomas Munday bought of said 
Shotwell, which extends south of Munday's line, and runs across thp 
lot I bought of Daniel Shotwell, so as to leave 5 acres of the said 
lot to the west, which I give to my said son. Son, John Compton, 
the rest of the land I bought of Daniel Shotwell and Abraham Shot- 
well, executors to their father, Abraham Shotwell; also 12 acres of 
my farm where I live. The rest of my farm, which was formerly my 
father's, I give to my sons, Eliakim and Archabell, and to Archabell 
I give the west part of said land, joining his brother, John, and 
Thomas Munday, and to Eliakim the east part, which joins his uncle 
Daniel. Son, John, 2 acres of salt meadow, which I bought of Richard 
Cutter, joining David Compton and Reuben Ayres. Son, Eliakim, a 
salt meadow that I bought of Timothy Bloomfleld. Son, Archabell, 
a salt meadow formerly belonging to my father, John Compton. 

Daughter, Hannah Ti (?), £3. Daughter, Ann, £5. Daughter, 

Rachel, £5. Daughter, Johanna, £5. Son, Robert, is to be paid so 
as to bring him even with his 2 brothers, Eliakim and Archabell. 
Younger sons to be put to trades. Executors — my friends, David 
Crow and Gabriel Compton. Witnesses — Dugel Campbell, Daniel 
Compton, Thomas Munday. Proved June 6, 1776. Lib. L, p. 409. 

1771, April 25. Conaro, Isaac, of City of New York. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Hallet, of said City, merchant. Witness — William Wright. 

1771, April 23. Renunciation by Ellen Conarro, of City of New 
York, widow of Isaac Conaroe, of said City, mason, deceased, in favor 
of Joseph Hallett, of said City, merchant, a creditor. Witnesses — 
John Muer, Jr., and James Moore. Lib. K, p. 322. 

1775, Sept. 26. Condiet, Ebenezer, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Huldah Condiet, the profits of the plantation where I live, 
so as to provide for my children, till my son, Silas, is of age. Son, 
Silas, the said plantation, which I purchased of Timothy Mills. The 
land I bought of Jacob Goble, and the land in Sussex Co., to be sold, 
and the money given to my daughters, Abigail and Phebe, when they 
are of age. Byram, son of my brother, Peter, deceased, £100. Legacy 
to the Presbyterian Church in Morristown. Rest of estate to Byram 



104 ^'E\V JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENT? 

Condict. and his brother, Lewis, and the eldest sons of each of my 
own brothers and sisters. Executors — my wife, and brother, Silas 
Condict. Witnesses — George Phillips, Joseph Byram, Anna Condict. 
Proved Aug. 1, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 463. 

1776, Ang. 1. Condict, Joseph, of Mendham, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rhoda, and my eldest son, Zeneas, each to have an equal part 
with my younger sons, and % part more. My daughters, Rebecca 
and Jemima, to have Vz as much as my younger sons. If any of my 
children die under age, their share to be divided among the others. 
Executors — wife, Rhoda, and brother, Silas Condict. Witnesses — 
Job Loree, Ebenezer Condict, Henry Axtell. Proved Oct. 24, 1776. 

Lib. 18, p. 374. 

1774, July 18. Condict, Peter, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — Silas 
Condict and John Mills; both of Morristown, said Co. Witness — John 
Doughty. 

1774, July 18. Renunciation by Anna Condict, the widow, in favor 
of her friends, Silas Condict and John Mills. Lib. L, p. 155. 

1777, Feb. 19. Condict, Zenas, of Mendham, Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Jabez Condict and Samuel Cosad. Fellowbondsman — Philip Condict; 
all of said Co. Witnesses — Nathaniel Doty and H. Tripp. 

1777, Jan. 29. Inventory, £203.0.9, made by Henry Axtell and David 
Woodruff. Lib. 18, p. 482. 

1779, March 2. Conger, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Mary Teilar, the wife of Richard Teilar, £50. 
Daughter-in-law, Mary Congar, widow of my son, David, deceased, 
£20. My lands and salt meadow to be sold. Sons, John and Jonathan, 
the rest of the money. Wife, Ann, to be well supported by my sons. 
Executors — son, John, and my friend, James Manning. Witnesses — 
Jediah Ayers, David Crow, Rachel Pain. Proved March 31, 1779. 

1779, March 27. Inventory, £615.3.8, made by Dugel Campbell and 
Benjamin Soper. Lib. 21, p. 27. 

1777, March 3. Conkelyn, William, of Pitts Grove, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Anna Conkelyn. Fellowbondsmen — William Robinson and 
Joel Garrison; all of said Co. 

1777, Feb. 18. Inventory, £265.12.0, made by William Robinson and 
Jacob Dubois. Lib. 18, p. 478. 

1773, March 19. Conro, Andrew, of Northampton Township, Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Both personal and real estate to be sold, and the 
money divided between my children, Thomas, Andrew and Rebacah 
Conrow. Executor — son, Thomas.. Witnesses — Henry Paxson, Jr., 
John Ross, Henry Paxson. Proved May 1, 1775. 

1773, March 19. "At the request of Barshabe Barton, after Andrew 
Conrow had executed his will, I asked him how he proposed his wife's 
cloths and bed should be disposed of; he answ^ered that he had sold 
them, and said his will was that they should be divided amongst his 
late wife's children, and he had already given to Barshabe her 
mother's share of drawers." Witness — Henry Paxson. Lib. 16, p. 446. 

1778, Oct. 12. Conroe, Darling, of Chester Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Nephew, Jacob Conarroe, 60 acres of land, on 
the west side of my plantation, that I bought of Peter Phillips, and 



CAI^ENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 IO5 

to beg-in at the corner between Isaac Anderson's land and mine, and 
run by his land and Thomas Gills, deceased, into the Burlington 
new road, and along said road as far as to run at right angles from 
the same, as will lay 60 acres, so as to suit Jacob and the land 
hereafter devised to my son, Samuel Conroe; and he is to pay out 
£60 to my son, Samuel's, 3 children, Dilley, George and Mary Conroe. 
Son, Samuel, the rest of said plantation, and a small strip of land 
that did belong to the plantation where I dwell; all of which contains 
about 240 acres. Son, Darling, the plantation where I dwell, down 
to the ditch made on the north side of the mill run. Son, Joseph, £100. 
The plantation devised to my son. Darling, is to be let out for the 
support of my daughter, Hannah Ingevine, so long as she live, or 
remain in such a condition, and my executors are to see that she 
has proper care. Daughters, Mary, wife of Amos Haines; Hannah 
Ingevine, and Elizabeth, wife of Anthony Hollinshead, the rest of 
the personal estate. If the rent of the plantation is more than enough 
to keep my daughter, Hannah Ingevine, then the overplus is to be 
paid to my granddaughter, Rebeccah Ingevine. Executors — friends, 
Joseph Stokes and Nathaniel Middleton. Witnesses — John Cox, Joseph 
Warrington, Lawrence Vandegrift. Proved Nov. 21, 1778. 

1778, Nov. 21. Inventory, £801.3.1, made by John Cox and Abraham 
Heulings. Lib. 20, p. 110. 

1778, Jan. 1. Conway, Anthony, of Windsor, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Disbrow, carpenter. Pellowbondsman — John Cox, 
yeoman; both of said place. 

1777, Dec. 30. Inventory, £36.2.6, made by John Cox and 

Davis. Lib. 18, p. 624. 

1772, Sept. e. Cook, Benjamin, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Hannah, use of my real and personal estate during her life. Brother, 
John Cook, 40 shillings. To Phebe Ward, £10, provided she live with 
my wife, till she is 18. Son-in-law, John Ward, £10. Son-in-law, 
John Carman. Executors — wife, Hannah, said John Carman, and 
Uzal Ward. Witnesses — Samuel Huntington, Jr., John Ward, Nathaniel 
Farrand. Proved Aug. 12, 1773. Lib. L, p. 52. 

1773, May 25. Cook, Francis, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — Lena Cook. 
Fellowbondsman — Michael Cook; both of said Co., Lena being widow 
of the said Francis. Witness — Peter Ogden. Lib. M, p. 34. 

1773, Nov. 26. Cook, Joseph, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, use of my house, and my sons, Green and Joseph, are 
to find her a horse to ride. Sons, Green and Joseph, to have my 
plantation 4 years after my death. My 5 youngest sons to be put 
to trades, as they are 14. Daughter, Rebecah Cook, £50, when 21. 
Sons, Green and Joseph, to have my moveable estate for 4 years, and 
then to make a division among my 8 sons. Sons, Green, Silas, Joseph, 
James, Ebenezer, William, Stephen, Derias, all my lands. Witnesses — 
Silas Woolley, Thomas Ball, Benjamin Jackson. Proved June 27, 1774. 

1774, Jan. 17. Inventory, made by Joseph Jackson and Thomas 
Tilton. Lib. L, p. 203. 

1770, Dec. 3. Cook, Samuel, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x — Hannah 
Cook, of said Co Lib. M, p. 87. 



I06 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1777, April 16. Cooke, Asa, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — John Cooke 
and Luce Anna Cooke. Fellowbondsman — David Thompson; all of 
said Co. Lib. 18, p. 471. 

1773, Jan. 2S. Cooke, Ebenezer, of Woolwich Township, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — William Zane. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Cozens; 
both of Greenwich Township, said Co., yeomen. 

1773, Feb. 1. Inventory, £2.4.0, made by Jacob Spicer and Benjamin 
Lodg-e. Lib. 14, p. 518. 

1775, April 4. Cooke, Nathaniel, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Johannah, the household goods. Son, Nathaniel, the 
residue of my estate. Lands may be sold. Executors — Stephen Cook 
and James West. Witnesses — Elizabeth Webley, Samuel Slocom, John 
Brinley. Proved April 18, 1776. 

1776, Feb. 22. Inventory, £23.12.8, made by John West and Silas 
Cook. Lib. L, p. 423. 

1777, Aug. 14. Cooke, Sarah, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — John Cooke. 
Fellowbondsman — David Thompson; both of said Co. Lib. 18, p. 608. 

1779, March 15. Coolbock, William, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah Coolbock. Fellowbondsman — Elizabeth March; both 
of said place. Witness — Jacob Snyder. 

1779, March 11. Inventory, £168.4.6, made by Jacob Snyder and 
Obadiah Hunt. Lib. 22, p. 34. 

1772, Aug. 1. Cooper, Benjamin, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, all my triangular lot of land in 
Newton, lying- near my son, Samuel Cooper's ferry, joining his lands, 
and a lot which I lately conveyed to my son-in-law, James Wood; 
also my other lot near my said son Samuel's ferry, and known by 
the name of the Doctor's Lot; also V2 of my personal estate. Children, 
Lydia Wood, Joseph Cooper, James Cooper and Samuel Cooper, 5 
shillings to each. Son, William, my plantation where I live, which 
joins Cooper's Creek; also a maple swamp, joining- lands of Samuel 
Coles, and the late William Ellis, of 5 acres; also V2 of the meadow, 
which I bought of John Petty, on the Island, called Petty's Island 
in the Delaware River; and he is to pay to my son, Isaac £125. Son, 
Isaac, 2 lots in Newton, near my son Samuel's ferry, one of which 
is between my son, Benjamin, deceased, and my son, James, and the 
other is called Birch Tree Lot. Daughter, Elizabeth Cooper, Vz of 
my personal estate, when 18. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and my 
son, Joseph. Witnesses — Joseph Collins, Judah Clemans, Isaac Bur- 
rough, Jr. Proved Oct. 9, 1772. 

1772, Aug. 20. Inventory, £307.15.0, made by Joshua Stokes and 
Joseph Collins. Lib. 14, p. 474. 

17C8, Feb. 15. Cooper, Daniel, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, William, £5. Son, James, my plantation on 
the southwest side of Newton Creek, which I bought of William 
Harry, and his wife; also % of my cedar swamp at Long-a-coming; 
also my negro men. Jack and Will. Son, Joshua, plantation where 
I live, on the Delaware River; also 14 acres of meadow, which I 
bought of Thomas Spicer; also my other meadow of 20 acres, which 
J bought of Samuel Spicer; also V2 of my cedar swamp at Long-a- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 IO7 

coming-, when he is 21. Wife, Mary, my household goods, and negro 
wench, Rose, and the profits of the plantation where I live, till my 
son, Joshua, is 21. Rest of estate to be sold, and the interest of the 
money to be paid to my wife, and, after her death, the money is to 
be paid to my sons, James and Joshua, and, if they die in their 
minority, then to my grandson, Daniel Cooper. Executors — friends, 
David Branson and Jacob Spicer, and my son, James. A¥itnesses — 
James Gill, Jacob Spicer, Samuel Spicer. Proved June 18, 1776. 

1776, March 15. Inventory, £1,399.1.9, made by Aquilla Jones and 
Joseph Cooper. 

1777, April 17. Accoimt by David Hurley, the Executor of David 
Branson, who was Executor of Daniel Cooper. 

Lib. 18, p. 187; Lib. 18, p. 207. 

1778, Jan. 27. Cooper, John, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Magdalane, my goods, and use of real estate, till my youngest 
child is of age, and she is to support my children. My father, Daniel 
Cooper, may cut timber off of my place. Sons, Daniel and Solomon, 
the land where I live, of 80 acres, which I had by deed from my 
father; also the lands given to me in the will of my father. My lands 
and mills on Puslak River in Morris Co. to be sold, which I had by 
deed from John Chetwood, Isaac Woodruff and Solomon Boyle, Jr., 
Executors of Solomon Boyle, and the money given to my daughters, 
Loucreasy, Susanah, Charity and Agness. Executors — wife, Magdalane, 
Daniel Vail, of Somerset Co., and Joseph Manin, of Middlesex Co. 
Witnesses — Jacob Lewis, Joseph Bullman, Edward Lewis. Proved 
April 17, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 227. 

1777, Sept. 3. Coriell, David, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Son, 
David Coriell, £5 for his birthright. The land I bought of James 
Alexander and Andrew Johnston, except 12 chains wide across the 
south end, and the land I bought of Jethro Manning, both lying at 
Green Brook, and the north V2 of a lot of land I bought of John 
Stelle, deceased, lying at the mountains in Somerset Co., and the 
west 1^ of a salt meadow, and my negro girl, Bett, I give to my 
son, David. My home plantation and several additions, joining 
thereto, and the 12 chains across the south end of the plantation 
given to son, David, and 52 acres I bought of Penn's Right, on north 
side of land I bought of John Stelle and George Cozad, and the 
south Vz of the lot I bought of said Stelle, and the east % of my 
salt meadow, and my negro boy, Ben, I give to my son, Abraham. My 
house and lots in the upper part of Piscataway, that I bought of 
John Dear, Sheriff, off the plantation of Abraham Sickels, deceased, 
and the land I bought of Alexander Macdowel, at Turkey Swamp 
in Piscataway, and the land at the foot of Stony Hill in Somerset 
Co., that I bought of Bowley Arnold, and the land I bought of 
Alexander Rediford, joining the lot at Turkey Swamp, and my negro 
boy, Stephen, I give to my son, Elias. Daughter, Agness Smalley, 
£35. Daughter, Jane Bolce, £35. Daughter, Susanna Runyon, £35. 
Executors — sons, David, Abraham and Elias. Witnesses — John Long, 
Samuel Pound, John Runyon. Proved April 28, 1779. 

1779, April 19. Inventory, £4,793.10.1, made by Thompson Stell and 
Samuel Whitehead. Lib. 21, p. 213. 



I08 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1770, May 14. Cornell, Jacobus, of Hackensack, Berg-en Co.; will of. 
Wife, Lena, all my estate. Executors — wife, Lena, and Peter Haring-. 
Witnesses — Isaac Alyee, Peter F. Alyea. Proved April 6, 1772. 

Lib. K, p. 498. 

1775, March 5. Cornell, Joseph, of Millstone, Somerset Co., yeoman; 
•will of. My son, Albartus, £10 as his birthrig-ht. Wife, Jonnetye, 
to stay on the place where I live, and is to be supported, and £30 a 
year. Sons, Albartus, Cornelius and Joseph, the farm where I live, 
and the one at Readingtown, in Hunterdon Co., where my son, 
Alburtus, now lives. My sons are to pay to my daughter, Jonnetye, 
(provided her present husband, Peter Wyckoff, pays off a bond due 
to the legatees of John Van Middleswort, deceased, whereon I am 
security) £100, and they are to pay to daughter, Neeltye, £100. Execu- 
tors — sons, Albartus, Cornelius and Joseph. Witnesses — Abraham "Van 
Buren, John Ditmars, Peter Stryker. Proved April 21, 1778. 

1778, Feb. 6. Inventory, £79.3.0, made by Gerret Terhune, Lucas 
Nevius and Peter Wyckoff. Lib. 20, p. 186. 

1772, Oct. 21. Corns, James, Sr., of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — James 
Heaton, principal creditor. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Prudden; both 
of said Co. Witness — Richard Kemble, Surrogate. Lib. K, p. 442. 

1770, Sept. 14. Corsen, Jacob, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Jabez 
Hayten. 

1770, Sept. 22. Inventory, made by John Ayers and Thomas Hallick 

Lib. K, p. 256. 

1776, Dec. 27. Corson, Jeremiah, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jacob Corson. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Edwards; both of said Co., 
yeoman. Witnesses — Hugh Hathorn and Daniel Steelman. 

1776, Dec. 18. Inventory, £629.17.8, made by Joseph Edwards and 
Hugh Hathorn. Lib. 22, p. 43. 

1779, May 6. Corson, John, of Cape May Co.; will of. Else Lord 
is to have her freedom dues out of my estate; and, if there is any left, 
my sons and daughters are to have it. Executor — James Hollinshead. 
Witnesses — Frederick Moslander, William Moslander, Aaron Hand. 
Proved June 26, 1779. 

1779, June 14. Renunciation by James Hollinshead. Witnesses — 
Joseph Corson and Aaron Peterson. 

1779, June 26. Adm'r — Jeremiah Corson. Fellowbondsman — David 
Goff; both of said Co., yeomen. Witnesses — Frederick Moslander and 
Aaron Hand. 

1779, May 12. Inventory, £323.9.6, made by David Goff and Frederick 
Peterson. Lib. 21, p. 285. 

1777, March 10. Cortelyou, Albert, of Perth Araboy, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Eleanaw, £100, and her outset that I had with 
her. Daughter, Nelly, £27. Daughter, Catrin, £27, and 2 cows, to 
make them equal with their sister, Anny. Eldest son, Rolof, £3. My 
estate at Cranberry to my sons, Roolof, Hendrick and Jacas, except 
my son, Roolof, take the estate of my brother, Jacas, then he is only 
to have the £3 out of my estate, and, if either of them decease 
without Elshu [issue] then survivors to share equal. One hundred 
younds to be divided amongst us 3 brothers, Albert, Hendrick and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I771-I780 lOQ 

William, of the estate of my brother Jacas, except my son should 
take it, and £150 to be divided among us 4 brothers, Albert, Hendrick, 
William and Horamawnis of the estate of Jacas, except my son, Rolof, 
should take it, and my shares of the £100 and £150, and the rest of 
the estate, is to be divided among- my wife, and all my children. 
Executors — friends, William Cortelyou and Marten Schanck. Wit- 
nesses — Luycas Schanck, William Dey, Roeluf Cornell. Proved Feb. 
10, 1778. 

1777, May 21. Inventory, £221.18.6, made by William Dey, Luycas 
Schanck and Cornelius Vanars Dall. Lib. 19, 454. 

1774, April 4. Cortelyou, Henry, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Catherine, £100, and, besides, £300, a legacy left her by my 
father. Son, Harmanus, £100. Son, Jaques, £3 as his birthright. To 
my single daughters, Helenah Cortelyou and Ariantye Cortelyou, 
an outset, which is the value of those to my other daughters who 
are married. Real estate to be sold. Children, Jaques, Albert, Henry, 
William, Harmanus, Anna Stoothoff, Arianty Cornell, Helenah Cor- 
telyou, Mariah Vanduyck, Alltye Vanduyck and Adriana Cortelyou, 
the remainder. Executors — sons, Jaques, Henry, William and Har- 
manus. Witnesses — John Hollinshead, Jacob Slover, Isaac Brooks. 
Proved March 5, 1777. 

1777, Feb. 24. Inventory, made by Johannis Stoothof, Peter Sedam 
and Isaac Brooks. Lib. 18, p. 84. 

1777, Oct. 3. Corwine, Samuel, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Hixson. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Anderson; both of Am- 
well, said Co. Witness^ — Jerusha Smith. 

1777, Nov. 28. Inventory, £48.7.6, made by Jacob Snyder and Judiah 
Hixson. Lib. 16, p. 511. 

1762, Nov. 26. Cory, Jacob, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. The land I bought of Joseph Hindes, by deed dated 
the day of date hereof, of 33 acres and 72/100, which is bounded 
southeast and northwest by George Ross, northeast by Abraham 
Marsh, and west by the road that leads from Joseph Barnet's mills 
to Benjamin Williams' mill, to be sold, but not till my brother, Abner, 
comes of age. Brother, John Cory, £5, and a like sum to each of my 
sisters, Hannah, Phebe, Sarah and Rachel. Brothers, Abner and 
David, the rest of the money from the said sale. Executors — my 
father, John Cory, and my uncle, Joseph Cory; and, if they die, then 
my brother, Abner. Witnesses — James Frazee, Joseph Hindes, Abraham 
Clark, Jr. Proved April 24, 1778. Probate granted to Abner Corey. 

Lib. 20, p. 278. 

1773, April 29. Cory, Martha, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Martha Cory, the daughter of my eldest son, John Cory, a 
chest, a Dutch wheel, and clothing. Rest of my personal and real 
estate to Hannah Cory, Sarah Scudder, Rachel Mills and Hannah 
Steward. My son, Jacob Cory, is to keep the V4, part given to my 
said granddaughter, Hannah Steward, till she is 18, but, if she die, 
then her V4, part is to be given to my 3 daughters, Hannah Cory, 
Sarah Scudder and Rachel Mills, as named above. Executors — son, 
Abner Cory, and my son-in-law, Benjamin Scudder. Witnesses — 
Abner Cory, Jacob Cory, Abner Sayre. Proved March 5, 1778. 

Lib. 18, p. 681. 



no NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1772, Feb. 4. Cosart, Jacob, of Bridgwater, Somerset Co.; will of. 
Orders a headstone. Wife, Annah, the interest of money my lands 
will bring. Son, Jacob, 5 shilling's as a birthright, and then an 
equal share with my other sons, Samuel, Job and Anthony. Daughter, 
Annah, wife at present to Onisimus, alias Simeon, Bell, £20. Daugh- 
ter, Mary Sutton, widow, £20. Daughter, Leah, wife of Joseph Riggs, 
£20. Grandson, Abraham Lewis, £10. Executors — sons, Samuel and 
Anthony, and friend, Thomas Terril. Witnesses — Thomas Coon, 
Philip Wineans, Edward Ferrel. Proved May 2, 1772. 

1772, April 22. Inventory, £282.12.1, made by Robert Dennes, 
Abraham Van Tuyl and Anthony Cosart. Lib. K, p. 423. 

1771, Oct. 11. Cosbey, David, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — Abiel 
Akin. Fellowbondsman — John Longstreet, Jr.; both of said Co. 

1771, Oct. 9. Inventory, £22.5.10, made by Joseph Covenhoven and 
John Cook. Lib. K, p. 367. 

1773, June 3. Costigiii, Francis, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
attorney-at-law; will of. Son, Lewis, 5 shillings. To Mrs. Mary 
Hude, Sr., a diamond ring. Miss Mary Hude, Jr., £25. Mrs. Catherine 
Low, widow, £25. Son, Francis, rest of personal and real estate. 
Executors — friend, James Hude, and my son, Francis. Witnesses — 
William Harrison, Mary Harrison, Jacob Hassert. Proved July 17, 
1773. 

1773, July 19. Renunciation by Francis Costigin. Witnesses — 
Adolph French and Abraham Barkelew. Lib. L, p. 13. 

1775, Dec. 16. Cottnani, Abraliani, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., 
attorney-at-law; will of. To be buried in the Trenton Churchyard, 
as near to my first wife and children as can be done. My friend, 
William Pidgeon, to assist Executors. Wife, Elizabeth Ann Cottnam, 
house and lot where I live; also my meadow lot of 5 acres, part of 
which I bought of Samuel Tucker, at Sheriff's sale, and the rest I 
hold under a long lease, subject to a ground rent of £3 a year, now 
payable to William Moore, of Philadelphia, merchant, during her life, 
and, after her death, I give the house to my son-in-law, Robert 
Hoops, and my son, George Cottnam, as tenants in common. Eldest 
son, Warrell, £30, for fitting him to go to sea, and I ask my other 
children to see that he does not want, but not to be security for 
him. Son, George, my law books at home, and also in possession of 
Isaac Allen and Doctor John Cox, which I claim under the will of 
Joseph Warrell, the elder, deceased. To my wife, all the books that 
belonged to Mrs. Pearce. Daughter, Martha Hoops, wife of Robert 
Hoops, her grandmother's picture. Niece, Charity Lee, if she be 
living in my family, at my death, £30. Son, George, his mother's 
family pedigree roll, by her mother's side, being of the Bradshaw 
family. Rest of real and personal estate to be sold. All the real 
and personal I got by my wife, as heiress at law to her mother, Mrs. 
Catherine Peirce, shall be deemed as part of my estate, the same 
being secured to me by good conveyances. Executors — wife, Elizabeth 
Ann, the Hon. Daniel Coxe, my son-in-law, Robert Hoops, and my 
son, George. Witnesses — William Pidgeon, Benjamin Smith, Robert 
Lettis Hooper. Proved Feb. 12, 1776. Lib. 17, p. 295. 



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1776, May 9. Couch, Solomon, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — John Couch and John Manlove. Fellowbondsman — Walter 
Ewlng; ail of said place, yeomen. 

1776, May 8. Inventory, £36.1.6, made by Dan Simkins and Walter 
Ewing-. Lib. 16, p. 491. 

1778, Oct. 20. Coulthar, Joseph, of Bridgwater, Somerset Co.; will 
of. Son, John Coulthar, 5 shilling's as his birthrig-ht. All real to be 
sold. Son, Alexander, % of what my real estate brings. To the 2 
sons of my son, John, £10 each, when 21. My 4 daughters to have 
the rest, but my daughter, Ann, is to have hers as she needs it. 
Executors — son-in-law, David Howell, and my relation, James Linn. 
Witnesses — Jeremiah Oliver, Richard Oliver, Elias V. Court. Proved 
Dec. 12, 1778. 

1778, Dec. 24. Inventory, made by Richard McCain and Jeremiah 
Oliver. Lib. 20, p. 166. 

1778, April 18. Corenhoven, Dominlcns, of Windsor Township, Mid- 
dlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, use of moveable estate 
and V2 my lands, till my son, Peter, is 21. Eldest son, John, £5 only, 
as I have given him a deed for the place where he lives. Son, William, 
5 shillings only, as I have given him a deed for his plantation. Third 
son, Garrett, 5 shillings, as I have given him £336. Fourth son, Levi, 
% the plantation I live on. Fifth son, Peter, the other i/^. Executors 
— wife, Mary, and sons, John and William. Witnesses — Moses Groom, 
Elisha Cook, William Slaback. Proved July 23, 1778. 

1778, July 18. Inventory, £600.13.6, made by Coert Voorhles and 
David Slaback. Lib. 20, p. 194. 

1772, Sept. 25. Covenhoven, Garret, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth Covenhoven. Fellowbondsmen — John Bennem and 
John Clayton; all of said place. Witness — Hendrick Smock. 

1772, Sept. 26. Inventory, made by Joshua Anderson and Henderlck 
Smock. Lib. K, p. 442. 

1777, Aug:. 26. Covenhoven, Liucke, of Windsor, Middlesex Co.; w^ill 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, £300, and the use of my plantation. Son, Rut, 
150 acres of land on the south side of my homestead; also 50 acres 
on Assanpink, called the Bainbridge Pasture. Son, Garret, the rest 
of my homestead. Daughters, Ann, the vi^ife of William Voorhies, 
Elizabeth, the wife of Jacob Bergen; and Eve Covenhoven, £200 to 
each, and Eve to have £60 more. To each of my 3 sons, William, Rut 
and Luke, £200. Rest of real and personal to be sold. Executors — 
wife, Elizabeth, and my sons, William and Garret. Witnesses — Han- 
nah Tindall, John Tindall, Thomas Cahill. Proved Jan 15. 1778. 

1778, Jan. 8. Inventory, £2,698.12.4, made by Joseph Olden and David 
Slaback. Lib. 19, p. 389. 

1774, March 22. Covenhoven, Peter, of Freehold Township, Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. All real and personal estate to be sold, and £300 
to be given to my sons, John, Peter, Elias, William and Ruliff. Rest 
to my sons, and my daughters. Patience, Sarah and Leah. Ruliff is 
to learn a trade. Executors — sons, John, Elias and William. Wit- 
nesses — Daniel Barkelow, William Hulse, Edmund Harris. Proved 
June 7, 1774. 

1774, May 23. Inventory, £228.9.9, made by John Lloyd and William 
Hulse. Lib. L. p. 161. 



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1779, Oct. 11. Covenhoven, Roelof, of Mlddletown, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Peter Covenhoven, of said place, and Hendrick Voorheea 
and Ayethe Covenhoven, both of Freehold. Witness — Nicholas Van 
Brant. 

1779, Oct. 11. Inventory, £729.12.7, made by Garret Covenhoven and 
John Smock. Lib. 22, p. 21. 

1777, April 10. Covenhoven, William, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Peter, £5 for his birthright. Son, Theodorus, 
a horse and w^atch. Son, William, a horse. Real and personal estate 
to be divided into 11 parts; son, Peter, one part; daughter, Catharine, 
one part; daughter. Patience, one part; daughter, Mary, one part; 
son, Theodorus, two parts; son, William, two parts; daughter, Nelly, 
one part; son, John, one part; my granddaughters, Lidia and 
Catharine, daughters of my son, Peter, the other part. Executors — 
sons, Theodorus and William, and my son-in-law, Peter Schenck. 
Witnesses — William A. Covenhoven, Jr., John Jewell, John Morford. 
Proved May 20, 1777. Lib. 18, p. 451. 

1778, .Sept. 12. Covenhoven, William, of Windsor, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Samuel Bayles. Fellowbondsman — Harmon Covenhoven; both 
of said Co. 

1778, Sept. 10. Renunciation by Lidia Covenhoven, in favor of 
Samuel Bayles. 

1778, Sept. 10. Inventory, made by Harmon Covenhoven and Jan 
Hixson. Lib. 16, p. 507. 

1779, May 20. Covenover, Catharine, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
— David Adams. Fellowbondsman — David Covenover; both of said Co. 

Lib. 22, p. 27. 

1774, Aug. 18. Covenhover, Jeremiah, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Joseph Covenhover. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Denny; both of Egg 
Harbor Township, said Co., yeomen. Witness — Samuel Mickle. 

Lib. 15, p. 509. 

1762, May 19. Covenover, John, of Great Egg Harbor Township, 
Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. Eldest son, John, % of my plan- 
tation where I live, it being the southwest side, and joins Samuel 
Risley, containing 150 acres; also V2 of 50 acres of backland. Son, 
Joseph, the other V2 of my plantation, which joins Richard Risley; 
also V2 of the 50 acres of back land. Son, Peter, land between David 
Addoms and Nehemiah Leeds, being the % of the plantation, formerly 
belonging to Jeremiah Addoms. Son, Jeremiah, a bond of David 
Addoms, and mortgage. Sons, John, Peter and Joseph, my cedar 
swamp on the south branch of Absecon; also 2 lots of cedar swamp, 
at or near the head of Badcock's Creek. Daughter, Sarah, £5. Daugh- 
ter, Rebecah, £5. Daughter, Mary, £5. Wife, Sarah, rest of personal 
estate. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my son, John. Witnesses — John 
Ingersul, Micajah Covenover, Rebecah Risley. Proved March 26, 1771. 

1771, Feb. 19. Inventory, £176.18.0. made by John Steelman and John 
Ingersul. 

1772, June 9. Account by Sarah Covenover, acting Executor. 

Lib. 14, p. 373; Lib. 14, p. 502. 



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1777, June 4. Covenover, Peter, of Galloway Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Son, David, % of my lands, meaning where he lives. 
Son, Peter, % of my lands, meaning where Robert Tyrrill lives. Son, 
Jesse, the other Vs, meaning where I live. Daughters, Mary Gandy, 
Sarah Covenover, Esther Doughty and Ann Covenover, 50 shillings 
each. Youngest daughter, Pheebe Covenover, a bed and colt.. Wife, 
Katherine, all she brought when we married. Son, Jesse, to live 
with his brother, David, till he is 21. Executors — sons, David and 
Peter. Witnesses — Robert P. Tyrrill, Isaac Somers, Abner Doughty. 
Proved Aug. 14, 1777. 

1777, Aug. 9. Inventory, £143.10.1, made by Adam Blackman and 
Isaac Somers. Lib. 19, p. 26. 

1779, April 1. Covenover, Peter, of Galloway Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. To Sarah, % of my personal estate, and the other % 
to my daughters, Sarah and Mary Covenover. Sons, Blias and Joseph, 
the plantation where I live, and Elias to have that part next to 
Nehemiah Leeds. Executors — wife, Sarah, and Joseph Estell. Wit- 
nesses — David Covenover, Sarah Dole, Japhet Leeds. Proved May 21, 
! 1779. 

1779, May 15. Inventory, £759.0.9, made by Adam Blackman and 
David Covenover. Lib. 21, p. 159. 

1777, May 29. Covert, Peter, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'rs — Hendrick 
Van Middleswort and Jacob Dunn. Fellowbondsman — John Covert; 
all of New Jersey. 

1777, May 20. Renunciation by Mary Covert, the widow, in favor 
of her friends, Jacob Dunn and Hendrick Van Middleswort. Witness 
— John Covert. 

1779, April 21. Inventory, £461.2.3, made by Teunes V. Middleswarth 
and Abraham Dumont, in presence of Luke Covert and Abraham 
Covert, brothers of deceased. Lib. 18, p. 608. 

1777, April 3. Coward, John, of Upper Freehold Township, Mon- 
mouth Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, household goods, and to 
have a room in my house where Ezekiel Foreman did live. Daughter, 
Rebeckah Polhemus, the land that is by Tobias Hendrickson, John 
Lawrence, John Co'ward, deceased, Thomas Smith and John Holmes. 
My son and heir, John, my plantation, and also 100 acres taken from 
the east end of the land called Burtch Meadow, which I had by deed 
from Daniel Bray; and he is to pay to his sister, Ellis, £500, and 
support his mother. Daughter, Ellis, a bed. Son, Samuel, my grist 
mill and land, and also the land which I bought of my brother, 
Thomas Coward, on Laway Creek. My other lands and cedar swamps, 
and sawmills, and my part of the vessels that I have, to be sold, 
with the priviledge of Samuel Herberts and his wife living on the 
place where he now lives, all their life. Executors — friends, James 
Randolph and Tobias Hendrickson. Witnesses — Richard Herbert, 
James Herbert, Nehemiah Tilton. Proved April 28, 1777. 

1777, April 23. Inventory, £983.12.9, made by William Hendrickson 
and Richard Herbert. Lib. 18, p. 245. 

1775, Jan. 14. Coward, Thomas, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Tobias Hendrickson. Fellowbondsman — John Coward; 
both of said place. 



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1775, Jan. 14. Inventory, £143.3.5, made by John Coward, Gilbert 
Smith and James Randolph. 

1776, March 8. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 15, p. 527; Lib. 16, p. 485. 

1772, May 25. Cowenhoven, George, of Reading, Township, Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Wife, Margret Cowenhoven, to have possession of 
my estate, while my widow, but, if she marry, then she is to have V2, 
and my daughter, Ann, the other Vs. Executors — wife, Margret, 
Abraham Cowenhoven and Abraham Vanhorne. Witnesses — Henry 
Traphagen, Sidney Berry, Phebe Farley. Proved July 7, 1772. 

1772, July 2. Inventory, £280.16.8, made by Henry Traphagen and 
Sidney Berry. Lib. 15, p. 310. 

1770, Wov. 30. Cowgill, Ellizabeth, of Burlington, Burlington Co., 
shopkeeper; will of. Nephew, Joseph Cowgill, a mortgage, which I 
have on a house and lot, lately belonging to his father, in Wrights- 
town, Bucks Co. Nieces, Sarah, Margaret and Septime Cowgill, and 
Mary Watson, Elizabeth, Anne and Jennet Atkinson, my apparel. 
Elizabeth Atkinson, my large Bible. Mary Watson, my works of 
William Penn, and the rest of Hope Wallen's time, if she be not 
free at the time of my death. To Elizabeth Finney, andirons. To 
Hope Wallen, £3. If on a settlement of accounts with William 
Bevan or Thomas Clifford, as his Guardian, a balance appears due 
to me, I remit the same. Nephew, William Atkinson, interest of £80, 
and, after his death, the said £80 is to be divided among my 7 nieces, 
above named. Niece, Anne Atkinson, my chain. The rest of my 
estate I give to my 7 nieces, and my said cousin, Joseph Cowgill, and 
Elizabeth and Mary Cowgill, and the mortgage devised to him shall 
be estimated at £12. Executors — nieces, Mary Watson and Septime 
Cowgill. Overseers — John Haskins and Samuel Allinson, to advise 
my Executors. Witnesses — John Haskins, Thomson Neale, Samuel 
Allinson. Proved Jan. 28, 1772. Lib. 15, p. 348. 

1775, Jan. 4. CovrperthTvaite, Hannah, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Joseph Cowperthwaite. Fellowbondsman — John Cowperthwaite; 
both of Freehold, said Co. Lib. 15, p. 526. 

1773, Feb. 28. Cowperthwaite, James, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. To Jonathan Cowperthwaite, eldest son of John Cow- 
perthwaite, 5 shillings. My mother, Hannah Cowperthwaite, all my 
lands during her life. Sisters, Charity, Elizabeth, Rebecka, Mary, 
Hannah and Coziah, £100. My youngest sister, Kozia, to have all 
the lands after my mother's decease. Executor — John Cowperthwaite. 
Witnesses — Alexander Kimmings, Edmond Harker, Samuel Potter. 
Proved April 9, 1773. 

1773, April 9. Renunciation by John Cowperthwaite, brother of 
said James. 

1773, April 9. Adm'x — Hannah Cowperthwaite, with the will an- 
nexed. Fellowbondsman — John Cowperthwaite, of Upper Freehold. 

1773, March 13. Inventory, £80.1.0, made by Stoffll Longstreet and 
Samuel Potter. 

1776, Jan. 12. Inventory, £34.1.11, made by Alexander Kimmings 
and John Longstreet, on goods not administered by Hannah Cow- 
perthwaite Lib. 15, p. 525; Lib. 16, p. 99. 



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1771, Feb. 15. Cowperthwaite, John, of Chester Township, Bur- 
lington Co., yeoman; will of. Advanced in ag'e. Real and personal 
to my 4 children, Sarah Pricket, Joseph Cowperthwaite, Samuel 
Cowperthwaite and Jacob Cowperthwaite. Executors — son, Joseph, 
and my daughter, Sarah Pricket. Witnesses — Joshua Roberts, Enoch 
Roberts, John Cox. Proved May 22, 1775. 

1775, April 18. Inventory, £176.13.0, made by Enoch Roberts and 
Kendal Coles. Lib. 17, p. 158. 

1777, Feb. 17. Cowpland, Joshua, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'rs — David 
Cowpland and Davis Bevan, of the Borough of Chester, Chester Co., 
Pennsylvania, yeomen. Fellowbondsmen — Thomas Smith, carpenter, 
and Benjamin Smith, yeoman, of Salem Co. Lib. 18, p. 480. 

1774, Dec. 3. Cox, Abel, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Ann Cox. Fellowbondsman — John Cox; both of said place. 

Lib. 15, p. 504. 

1773, April 28. Cox, Joseph, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Prudence Cox, widow, of said place. Fellowbondsmen — 
Daniel Loder, Jr., of said Deerfield, and David Stratton, of Hopewell, 
said Co. Lib. 14, p. 523. 

1775, March 27. Cox, "William, of Willingboroug-h Township, Bur- 
ling-ton Co., yeoman; will of. Real and personal to be sold. Wife, 
Rachel, 14 of my estate. Son, Jacob, an equal share with his mother, 
when he is 21. Daughters, Lydia, Rachel, Elizabeth, Beulah and 
Mary, the remainder. Daughters not of age. Executors — John Mason, 
my wife's brother, and Jacob Perkins. Witnesses — Henry Ridgway, 
Joseph Perkins, Hugh HoUinshead. Proved April 5, 1775. 

1775, April 1. Inventory, £154.0.6, made by Abraham Woolman and 
Thomas Buzby. Lib. 17, p. 156. 

1779, May 4. Cox, TVilliam, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co., gentle- 
man; will of Friend, Richard Price, of Mount Holly, £150. Rest of 
personal and real to my brother, John Cox, Esq. Executor — brother, 
John Cox. Witnesses — Joseph Ball, Joseph Read, Samuel Allen. 
Proved Nov. 8, 1779. Lib. 20, p. 327. 

1771, Jan. 16. Coxe, Peter, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Tatem. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Lord; both of 
said place. Witnesses — Abigail Blackwood and S. Blackwood, Sur- 
rogate. 

1771, Jan. 17. Inventory, £42.4.2, made by John Brown and Joshua 
Lord. Lib. 15, p. 112. 

1777, Nov. 1. Craft, Thomas, of Mansfield, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — George Craft and Samuel Craft. Felowbondsman — George 
Folwell, all of said Co. 

1777, Oct. 16. Inventory, £287.16.1, made by George Folwell and 
Philip Bowne. Lib. 18, p. 619. 

1776, Jnne 7. Craig, Andrew, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Craig. Fellowbondsman — Andrew Craig; both of 
■aid place. Lib. M, p. 31. 



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1774, Oct. 3. Crats, Daniel Terrill, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of 
James Craig-, of said Co., deceased Said ward makes choice of Daniel 
Terrill, Jr., as his Guardian. Guardian — Daniel Terrill, Jr. Fellow- 
bondsman — Ephraim Terrill; both of said Co. Lib. L, p. 156. 

1772, Aug. 18. Craig, John, of Pittsgrove, Salem Co.; will of. Son, 
Elias, the plantation I live on, he paying- to my son, Samuel, 
deceased's, children, £30. Daughter, Elizabeth, to have a room up- 
stairs in the house I live in. Grandson, Robert Craig, a horse and 
cow, and he may live in the house I live in. Son, William, son, John, 
and my daughters, Ann Thompson, Elizabeth Penton, Mary Rose and 
Martha Rose, all the rest, and a debt due from Francis Thompson, 
husband of my daughter, Ann. Executor — son, William. Witnesses — 
Jacob Togart, John Gray, James Dunlap. Proved May 15, 1777. 

1777, Jan. 16. Inventory, £580.4.2, made by Garrit Nieukirk and 
Isaac Burrows. Lib. 19, p. 91. 

1773, Nov. 17. Craig, John, of Bernards Township, Somerset Co.; 
will of. To Samuel Craig's son, John, £50; and to his son, Alexander, 
£10; and to his daughter. Rose, £10. To John McBride, son of Wil- 
liam McBride, £20; and £30 to the rest of the children of William 
McBride and Margaret, his present wife. To the children of Alexander 
and Rose Chambers, in Trenton, £100. To James Chambers, my riding 
mare; he is the son of said Alexander and Rose. To John Snit, In 
the Highlands of New York, £25; and to the 3 sons of David Craig, 
I give all the money due to me in the Highlands of New York; they 
paying to the said John Snit, his legacy. To Samuel Linn, son of 
William Linn, £50, and to have my part of the benefit of my planta- 
tion during the time of Albert Johnston's lease. Sisters, Rose, the 
wife of Alexander Chambers, and Margaret, the wife of William 
McBride, the rest of estate. Executors — John Linn and Hugh Gaston, 
both of Bedminster, and Samuel Linn, of Bernards. Witnesses — John 
Barkley, William Vandorn. Proved Dec. 21, 1773. Lib. L, p. 37. 

1776, Wov. 29. Craig, Moses, of Somerset Co.; will of. Son, Robert, 
£300. Daughter, Agnes Cox, £100. Daughter, Catherine Huff, £150, 
the use of which to be paid to her as she has need of it, and, if not 
expended in her lifetime, £50 is to be paid to my son, Moses's sons, 
Moses Watson and John, and % of rest, to her son, Moses Huff, and 
the rest to the remainder of her children. My friend, James Cole, £10. 
Rest of personal and real to my sons, Moses and Aaron. Executors — 
son, Robert, and friend, James Cole. Witnesses — John Craig, John 
Wurts. Proved Feb. 18, 1779. 

1781, March 20. Inventory, £449.8.6, filed by Ebenezer Berry and 
Henry Miller. Lib. 21, p. 75. 

1772, Aug. 25. Craig, Samuel, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary 
Craig. Fellowbondsmen — James McClong and John Hutton, all of 
said Co. 

1772, Aug. 20. Inventory, £250.19.10, made by Robert Mead and 
John Hutton. Lib. 14, p. 511. 

1777, Aug. 30. Craig, Samuel, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — John Craig and Sophia Craig; both of said place; said Sophia 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 117 

Craig being- widow of Samuel, deceased. Witnesses — Matthew Rue 
and Nelly Rue. Lib. 18, p. 621. 

1775, July 31. Cramer, Stephen, of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, % of my moveable estate, and % of the 
profits of my land. To Hester, Hannah and Sarah, the 3 daughters 
of my eldest son, John, 5 shillings each. Son, Caleb, my homestead 
place, beginning at the Home Landing at a post at low water mark, 
and runs northwest, as is specified in a deed given to Caleb in 1775; 
and he is to pay to my son, William, £40, and to my son, Thomas, £10. 
Son, Isaac, 52 acres, which is bounded by Job Mathis and William 
Grant. To my sons, Caleb, Isaac, William and Thomas, all my lots 
of cedar swamp in old Merigold. Son, Caleb, %, and son, Isaac, Vs of 
a salt marsh, on the east side of Bass River, opposite Eli Mathis. 
To the 4 daughters of my first wife, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary and 
Esther, £8 each. To the 6 daughters by my last wife, Phebe, Hannah, 
Mercy, Susannah, Anne and Keziah, £8 each. Executors — my wife, 
my son, Caleb, and my friend, Solomon Gaskill. W^itnesses — Solomon 
Gaskill, William Grant, John Grant. Proved April 16, 1777. 

1777, April 10. Inventory, £113.19.4, made by Lewis Darnel and 
William Grant. 

1778, April 28. Account made by Caleb Cramer, acting Executor. 
Legacies paid to Anthony Morris, £8; Susannah Cramer, £4; Noah 
Smith, £4; William Grant, £4; Mercy Smith, £4; Anna, Hannah and 
Keziah Cramer, £12. Lib. 18, p. 184; Lib. 18, p. 690. 

1775, April 5. Crandol [Crandell], John, of Cape May Co., will of. 
To Levi Crandol, my son Reubin's elder son, 10 shillings. Son, John, 
all real and personal estate. Executor — son, John. Witnesses — Jacob 
Stiles, James Hayse, Constantine Carll. Proved June 2, 1775. 

1775, May 26. Inventory, £30.5.9, made by Nathaniel Foster and 
Richard Edmunds. Lib. 17, p. 162. 

1772, May 22. Crane, Caleb, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. My debts are to be paid by my sons, Caleb, Nehemiah and 
Jacob. Son, Caleb, house and land where he lives, which I bought 
of William Trotter, deceased. Sons, Caleb and Jacob, my gristmill 
and sawmill on Elizabeth Town River, as tenants in common. Sons, 
Caleb and Jacob, as tenants in common, that land which now lyes 
open, adjoining to the said mills and river, on east side of said 
river; also, as tenants in common, my land lying at the Ash Swamp, 
joining lands of John Crane and Noah Crane, which tract was given 
to me by my father, Nathaniel Crane, deceased. I also give them, 
as tenants in common, the land on the south side of the road, near 
John Megie's, which was also given to me by my father, Nathaniel 
Crane; also, as tenants in common, my salt marsh lying in Elizabeth 
Town Great Meadows, and which joins the Long Pond and Forked 
Creek, and was also given to me by my father. Son, Caleb, 5 acres, 
to be taken from the north part of the lot, which I lately bought 
of my brother, Jonathan Crane, and which joins land of William 
Stiles; and the rest of the tract of 15 acres, with the house, in which 
my son, Nehemiah, lives, I give to Nehemiah. Sons, Nehemiah and 
Caleb, as tenants in common, land that joins David Crane and Stephen 
Crane, which I bought of Ephraim Terril and Jonathan Allen. Son, 
Nehemiah, land that joins Caleb and Michael Osborn, which I bought 
of Samuel Osborn. Sons, Nehemiah and Nathaniel, as tenants in 



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common, that salt meadow in Elizabeth Town Great Meadows, on the 
Bound Creek, and joins Daniel Sale. Son, Jacob, house and land 
where he lives, of 4 acres, and joins John Chandler; also land which 
I bought of Jacob Mitchell, which joins William Stiles. Son, 
Nathaniel, land joining Elizabeth Town River, the highway, and land 
of David Crane, which land I bought of Charles Woodruff; also the 
land that joins land of John Harriman, Stephen Richard and Matthias 
Crane. Daughter, Elizabeth, my negro girl Hannah. Daughter, Mary, 
my wench Violet. Daughter, Joanna, my negro boy, Robin. Daugh- 
ter, Abigail, my wench Sarah. To daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of 
Jeremiah Garthwait, £10. Executors — friend, Daniel Sale, and my 
son-in-law, Jeremiah Garthwait. Witnesses — John Emott, David 
Crane, John Chetwood. Proved Jan. 3, 1774. Lib. L, p. 87. 

1777, May 21. Crauc, Caleb, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary Crane and Ezekiel Woodruff, Jr. Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas Woodruff, Jr.; all of said place. Lib. 18, p. 603. 

1767, Dec. 14. Crane, John, of Newark, Essex Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Rebecca, the use of the house w^e live in, and the labor from 
my negro, Ceaser, and wench Sue, and she may keep 2 cows, and use 
of £100, until my son, Jonas, is 21. If she moves from my house, 
my sons, John and Obedia, are to pay her £5 a year. If she remove 
from my house, then the goods are to be divided between my sons, 
Samuel, John, Obedia and Jonas. Son, John, land I bought of the 
heirs of Samuel Cooper, Esq.; also % of my land at the Cove, his 
part to be on the east side, joining Caleb Wheeler's land; also Vz 
of my land over the Cove, which I bought of Moses Ball and John 
Crane, and his part to be on the north; also % of my land on the 
Hill, called the Pasture, the west part; also % of my land near Moses 
Baldwin. Son, Obediah, home lot where I live, and % of the land at 
the Cove, his part to be next the Ferry road; and Ys the land over 
the Cove, the south part; and V2 the land on the Hill, the lower part; 
and 1/^ the land near Joshua Baldwin; and also my meadow at Plum 
Point. Son, Samuel, % my land in the Great Neck, near Beaf Point, 
which I bought of Thomas Ailing and Jonathan Ball, and is to be 
the upper part; and V2 the land on the Hill, which I bought of 
Thomas Ailing, to be the upper part; and l^ my upper salt meadow, 
near Wheeler's Point, and to be the upper part, next the creek. Son, 
Ellas, % the land in the Great Neck, near Beaf Point, that I bought 
of Thomas Ailing and Jonathan Ball, to be the lower end; and % 
my land on the Hill, that I bought of Thomas Ailing, and to be 
the lower part; and 2 acres of meadow over the Great Swamp, next 
to that after herein devised to son, Eliakim. Son, Eliakim, 5 acres 
of meadow over the Great Swamp, to be the lower part. Son, 
Mathias, 3 acres of meadow over the Great Swamp. Sons, John and 
Obediah, my 2 lower lots of salt meadow, near Wheeler's Point, and 
^A of my upper salt meadow at Wheeler's Point, and to be the lower 
end; and also the rest of the meadow over the Swamp. Sons, Samuel, 
John and Obediah, my land in Newark, that joins Joseph Riggs' home 
lot, called the tanyard. Sons, Samuel, John, Obediah, Eliakim and 
Benjamin, my apparel. Son, Jonas, £100, when he is 21. Son, Mathias, 
£100. Grandson, Rufus Crane, £30. Son, Eliakim, £20. Son, Benjamin, 
£10. Executors — sons, Samuel and John. Witnesses — John Ogden, 
Abiel Campfleld, Thomas Longworth. Proved May 1, 1778. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 II9 

1776, Nov. 4. Inventory, £91.1.0, made by Caleb Wheeler and Isaac 
Long-w^orth. Said inventory mostly of livestock. 

1784, Dec. 13. Inventory, £341.14.3, made by Caleb Wheeler. Said 
inventory of grain, farming- implements, etc. Total £488.4.3. 

1785, March 24. Inventory, £45.3.0, made by Caleb Wheeler. Said 
inventory mostly of household g^oods. Lib. 20, p. 68. 

1776, May 3. Crane, Joseph, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
■will of. Sons Samuel, John, Stephen, Joseph, Abner, Jonathan and 
Isaac, all my real and personal estate, except what I give to daugh- 
ters. Daughters, Anna, Ruth and Elizabeth, to each % as much as 
I give to one son. Executors — father-in-law, John Miller, and brother, 
Isaac Crane. Witnesses — Jonathan Elmer, Jonathan Elmer, Jr., John 
Parsel. Proved July 9, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 12. 

1777, July 9. Crane, Lewis, of Newark, Essex Co., yeoman; will of. 
I leave my wife as the law provides, and I wish her to live with my 
son, Charles, and, if she comes to be a charge, then my son, Isaac, 
to be at V2 the cost. Son, Isaac, % that land by the road, by Daniel 
Williams, making the Spring Brook the line, and V2 of the land byf 
the sawmill pond, and % the salt meadow. Daughter, Mary, 4 acres 
lying by Zebina Ward, including the house that Obadiah Thomkins 
lives in; also 16 acres ^vhere it w^ill suit Charles best. Daughter, 
Joanna, the land I bought of John Vincent. Daughter, Phebe, the 
land where Joshua Shaw lives. Son, Charles, the rest of my lands 
and salt meadow, with the house and barn. Son, Charles, and daugh- 
ter, Phebe, are under age. Executors — son, Isaac, my daughter, Mary 
Crane, and my friend, John Gray. Witnesses — Abijah Harrison, Uzal 
Dod, Aaron Wagener. Proved March 11, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 42. 

1777, Aug. 31. Crane, Matthias, of Newark, Essex Co. ; will of. 
Being infirm in body. Brother, John Crane, the salt meadow which 
I bought of my brother, Elias Crane, on the south end of the Great 
Island, of about 2 acres; also the salt meadow that my father, John 
Crane, gave me in his will, joining the lot of meadow I bought of 
my brother, Elias, near Crab Pond. To my brother John's 2 daugh- 
ters, my morning gown. Executor — my brother, John Crane. Wit- 
nesses — David Crane, Jr., Sears Crane, John Ogden. Proved Sept. 20, 
1777. Lib. 19, p. 401. 

1780, July 8. Crane, Stephen, Ehci., of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Stephen Crane. Fellowbondsman — Richard Townley, Jr. 

1780, July 8. Renunciation by Mary Crane, the widow, of Elizabeth 
Town. Lib. 24, p. 23; Lib. 24, p. 24. 

1772, Jan. 2. Crawford, Andrew, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Crawford. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Dunham; both of Bethle- 
hem Township, said Co. Witness — Abraham Bonnel. 

1771, Dec. 28. Renunciation by Ellenor Crawford, widow of Andrew 
Crawford, late of Bethlehem. Witness — James Wilson. 

1771, Dec. 30. Inventory, £77.7.7, made by Daniel Dunham and 
Abraham Bonnel. 

1774, Sept. 24. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 14, p. 427; Lib. 15, p. 499. 

1773, March 1. Crawford, Andrew, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Judith Crawford. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Ellis; both of Town of 
Gloucester, said Co. Lib. 14, p. 521. 



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1774, April 11. Crawford, Issachar, of Cape May Co., mariner. 
Adm'r — Memucan Hughes. Fellowbondsman — Ellis Hughes, Jr., both 
of said Co., yeoman. Witnesses — Ezekiel Eldredge, Jr., and Gideon 
Kent. 

1775, April 8. Inventory, £39.19.4, made by Ellis Hughes and John 
Hand. Lib. 15, p. 516. 

1774, May 13. Crawford, Richard, of Cape May Co. Account by 
Rachel Crawford and James Whilldin, the Executors. Paid Elizabeth 
Crawford, as a legacy left by her father, in the hands of the deceased, 
£51. Paid Ruth Swain, £22.4.0. Paid Benjamin Crawford, as a legacy 
from said estate, £24.19.8%. Paid Issachar Crawford, as a legacy 
left by the testator, £32. (For will, see Lib. 14, p. 536.) Lib. 15, p. 517. 

1771, March 28. Creator, Moritz [Morris Crator], of Roxbury Town- 
ship, Morris Co., yeoman; will of. Oldest son, Jacob, that land on 
Schoolish Mountain, whereon Andrew Hansel lives, of 150 acres, held 
by a deed from John Wood, and, after his death, to belong to my 
son, Moratsz, and to John Waldorf and his wife. Eve. Son, Moratsz, 
the land where I live, and the land joining the same, where Casper 
Rouse lives, the 1st of 300 acres, and the other of 80 acres, held by 
a deed from Joseph Ricklish; the other by deed from John Reading. 
Son, Philip, land where he lives, had by a deed from Joseph and 
Thomas Lenard, and another deed from Matain [Martin] Reyeraon. 
To Thomas Van Bushkirk and his wife, Estor, £40. To Fredrick 
Frits, £20. Son, Moratz, carpenter tools. Son, Philip, saddle. My 
beds to my children, Jacob, Moretz, Philip and Eve. Rest to son, 
Jacob, and daughter, Eve, the wife of John Waldorf. Executors — 
son, Moratz, and John Waldorf. Witnesses — Anthony Waldorf, Cas- 
par Ross, Christopher Helffer. Proved April 24, 1772. 

1772, April 27. Inventory, £58.11.2, made by Roelof Roelofson and 
Christopher Kern. Lib. 15, p. 455. 

1772, Aug;. 4. Cresse, Elizabeth, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Phillip Cresse and Isaiah Stites. Fellowbondsmen — Zebulon Swain 
and Abner Corson; all of said Co., gentlemen. Witnesses — Jacob 
Harris and James Miller. 

1772, June 22. Inventory, £180.0.7%, made by Abner Corsen and 
Zebulon Swain. Lib. 14, p. 507. 

1773, Aug. 26. Cresson, Sarah. Int. Adm'r — Caleb Cresson, of Phila- 
delphia, her husband. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Allinson, Esq., of 
City of Burlington. Lib. 14, p. 535. 

1774, April 9. Crest, Baltis, of Alexandria Township, Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'r — John Sherrerd, of said place. Fellowbondsman — • 
Daniel Cahill, of Kingwood, said Co. 

1774, Feb. 4. Inventory, made by Samuel Everitt and Baltis Pickle. 

Lib. 15, p. 520. 

1772, June 5. Crihfleld, TVllliam, of Lebanon Township, Hunterdon 
Co., mason; will of. Eldest son, John Crihfleld, 20 shillings. Son, 
Jesper, my lands and moveable estate, to be maintained out of them 
till his death, and my son, Arther, is to have the use of the lands 
to provide for his brother, Jasper, who is to be buried in a decent 
manner. Son, Arther Critchfleld, the said lands, asd he is to pay £50 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 121 

to my son, "William, and £50 to my son, Joshua. My son, Nathaniel, 
has had his portion, as also my daughter, Susanna, also my daughter, 
Ruth, deceased, had her portion. The chattels that remain, after 
the death of Jasper, I give my children, Amos, Catharine, Elizabeth, 
Abigail, Hannah and Rachel. Executors — son, William, Joshua Crich- 
fleld and Casper Eick. Witnesses — Robert Collver, John Bell, Henry 
Fonger. Proved May 6, 1773. 

1773, May 5. Inventory, £81.6.1, made by Philip Schuiler and John 
Swackhamer. Lib. 16, p. "Tft. 

1778, Jan. 26. Croliiis, William, formerly of City of New York, but 
now of Middle Brook, Somerset Co.; will of. To my brother John's 
son, John, the rest of the term of lease, of those 4 lots in New York, 
leased to George Janeway; also my instruments of the potter's busi- 
ness. My other house and lot, in said City, near the Moravian meet- 
ing house, and in Fare Street, and the house and lot in Middle Brook 
to be sold, in such manner as my brothers, John, Peter and George, 
shall direct, and the money divided between them. My negros to be 
free. Executors — friend, George Janeway, and my brothers, John 
and Peter. Witnesses — Robert Manley, Benjamin Harris, Jr., William 
Willcocks. Proved Jan. 22, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 53. 

1773, Jan. 13. Cronce, George, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Crons. Fellowbondsman — Peter Hobbock; both of said 
place. 

1773, Jan. 13. Renunciation by Elizabeth Cronce, widow of George 
Cronce. 

1773, Jan. 9. Inventory, £104.19.9, made by Evans Godown and 
Richard Green. Lib. 14, p. 522. 

1773, Dec. 17. Croshaw, John, of Springfield Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Son, George, homestead where I dwell, and a piece of 
land to be taken off of that plantation in Hanover Township, now 
in possession of my grandson, John Croshaw; also V2 of that cedar 
swamp I bought of Edward Pancoast. Grandson, Thomas Croshaw, 
plantation that I bought of John Bowker in Hanover; and 100 acres 
of the plantation I bought of Daniel Smith. Grandson, Isaah [Isaiah] 
Croshaw, the plantation in Springfield that I bought of Jonathan 
Hough. Grandson, John Croshaw, rest of the plantation I bought of 
Daniel Smith. Executor — son, George. Witnesses — William Pox, 
Richard Stockton, Sarah Herd. Proved Nov. 16, 1775. 

1775, Nov. 25. Inventory, £777.17.2, made by William Fox and 
Thomas Gaskill. Money due from John Bowker, Joseph Wright and 
Asa Pancoast. Lib. 17, p. 273. 

1777, Jan. 8. Crowell, Daniel, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Hannah, % of my moveable estate, and % of my lands, and the use 
of % of my water mill on Cold Spring Branch, till my son, Barnabaz, 
is 20 years of age, after which to have only %. Son, Daniel, land 
where I live, near Cold Spring, bounded by lands of Thomas Buck, 
John Eldredge, the Parsonage tract, Constantine Frosting and Jacob 
Hughes, in which tract is included those tracts I bought of Barnabas 
Crowell and Mark Hewlings; also the use of V2 the water mill, till 
my son, Barnabaz, is 21. Son, Barnabaz, when 21, to have the said 
water mill, and the lands whereon it stands, which I purchased of 
Ellsha Crowell. Son, Joshua, a new suit of clothes, in case he live* 



122 NEW JERSEY COEONIAL DOCUMENTS 

to return from his voyag-e at sea. Daughter, Abig-ail Crowell, £15. 
Daughter, Judith, £15, when 18. Daughter, Hannah, £15. Executors 
— wife, Hannah, and my son, Daniel. Witnesses — James Watt, James 
Cochran, Phebe Crowell. Proved Feb. 19, 1780. 

1780, Feb. 18. Inventory, £9,908.9.6, made by Henry Hand and Silas 
Swain. Lib. 21, p. 319. 

1777, March 4. Cram, Jobn, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Rachel 
Crum, of Pittsgrove, said Co., widow. Fellowbondsmen — Mathew 
Nieukirk and William Crum; both of said place, yeomen. 

1777, Jan. 4. Inventory, £157.9.9, made by Matthew Nieukirk and 
Robert Mead. Lib. 18, p. 480. 

1770, March 10. Cabberly, Mary, of Nottingham Township, Burling- 
ton Co., widow; will of. Oldest son, William Cubberly, £300. Son, 
James Cubberly, £135. Son, Isaac Cubberly, £30. Son, John Cubberly, 
£10. Daughter, Mary Groom, wife of Peter Groom, interest of £50, 
during her life, and, after her death, % to her children, and % to 
my son, William. Daughter, Mary Groom's 8 children, Peter, William, 
James, Sarah, Mary, Leah, Rachel and David, £2 each. Grandson, 
James Groom, my Bible. Son, Thomas, and daughter, Mary, £4. Son 
William's son, William, £2. Son Isaac's six children, £2 each. Son 
John's son, James, £8, and to my son John's other 4 children, David, 
William, Patience and Exercise, £2 each. Son James' 4 children, £2 
each. Sons, William, James and Isaac, the rest of estate. Executor 
— son, William Cubberly. Witnesses — Robart Marlon, Nathaniel Mar- 
lon. Proved Feb. 29, 1772. 

1772, Feb. 19. Inventory, £960.11.0, made by Jonathan Hutchinson 
and John Pearson. Lib. 15, p. 412. 

1774, April 22. Cubberley, William, of Nottingham, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Lydia Cubberley, £300. Son, William, £200, 
and the lands where I live, save 100 acres on south side of the land 
that I bought of Abraham Hunt, when he is 21. Daughter, Hannah, 
£200, and the 100 acres of the south side of the land that I bought 
of Abraham Hunt; also one acre lot at Allentown, when 21. The rest 
of estate to my wife and 2 children. Executors — wife, Lydia, and 
John Cubberley. Witnesses — Jonathan Rulon, John Jolly, Catalina 
Stout. Proved May 20, 1774. 

1774, May 16. Inventory, £1,398.19.4, made by John Abbott and 
Isaac Pearson. Lib. 16, p. 344. 

1774, June 13. Cnmmlng, Robert, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Ward. 
Son of Lawrence Cumming. "Whereas Aaron Mattison, of Freehold, 
by a deed of conveyance, did sell to Robert Cumming, son of said 
Lawrence, a house and lot in Freehold, of ^ acre, and Robert, the 
son, is under the age of 14." Guardian — Lawrence Cumming. Fel- 
lowbondsman — William Ferine; both of said place. Lib. 15, p. 518. 

1777, July 10. Cummins, Jane, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Green. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Temple; both of 
said place. Witnesses — Daniel Clark and Benjamin Clark. 

1777, Jan. 15. Inventory, £486.7.5, made by Daniel Clark and Ben- 
jamin Clark. Lib. 18, p. 606. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 I23 

1777, Oct. 15. Cundict, David, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Johanna Cundict. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Cundict; both of said 
place. Witnesses — Thomas Griffith and Jonathan Cundit. 

1778, Jan. 8. Inventory, £457.9.8, made by Daniel Cundict and John 
Dod. Lib. 18, p. 625. 

1777, June 20. Cundict, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co., yeoman; will 
of. I give all my lands, according- to a certain survey, made for a 
division, to my sons, Daniel, Samuel, David (deceased) and Jonathan. 
The land that was divided, or surveyed, for my sons, Samuel and 
David (both deceased), I leave with my sons, Daniel and Jonathan, to 
g-ive to the children of the deceased sons; the part that was for 
Samuel to be given to such children as they see fit, as also that for 
son David. My salt meadow I give to sons, Daniel, Jonathan and 
the children of Samuel and David. Son, Daniel, my great Bible. To 
Mary Billington, £10. My moveable estate I give to all my sons, 
Daniel, and to the children of my son, Samuel, deceased, to children 
of my son, David, deceased; to Jonathan, and to my daughter, Martha 
Williams. Executors — my sons, Daniel and Jonathan. Witnesses — 
Matthias Pierson, Mary Williams, John Dod. Proved Oct. 15, 1777. 

1777, Aug. 12. Inventory, £957.5.10, made by Stephen Harison and 
John Dod. Lib. 19, p. 393. 

1772, July 23. Cundit, Jotham, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — Rebecca 
Cundit, mother of said Jotham. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Pierson; 
both of Newark, said Co. Witness — Nicholas Ogden. Lib. K, p. 441. 

1777, Jan. 19. Cunningham, James, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Noah Marsh. Fellowbondsman — John Blanchard; both 
of said place. Witnesses — Henry B. Livingston and William Livings- 
ton, Jr., Surrogate. Lib. 18, p. 75. 

1775, Nov. 8. Curie, IVicholas, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Sarah Curie and John Sherrerd. Fellowbondsman — John 
Taylor; all of said Co. 

1775, Oct. 26. Inventory, £83.18.1, made by Joseph Leigh and Jacobus 
Snyder. Lib. 16, p. 446. 

1774, Feb. 12. Curtis, David, of Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. A certain agreement made between my wife, Sarah, and 
me, before marriage, is to be fulfilled. Eldest son, David, £5. Son, 
Thomas, 5 shillings, and he is to have a piece of land. Daughter, 
Mereby Curtis, £100. Daughters, Anne, Rachel and Mereby, rest of 
moveable estate. The lands which I bought of Samuel and Derick 
Longstreet to be sold, except my sons, Thomas and Walter, choose 
to keep the land and pay what is due on it. Son, Walter, the rest 
of my lands and my rights on Manasquan Beach. Executors — sons, 
Thomas and Walter, and my friend, David Curtis, son of John. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Lawrence, Lewis Ellison, John Morris. Proved March 
7, 1774. 

1774, March 1. Inventory, made by William Jackson, Jr., and Garret 
Longstreet. Lib. L, p. 115. 

1775, Aug. 24. Curtis, John, of Springfield Township, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Rachel Curtis and Jonathan Curtis. Fellowbondsman 
— Francis Shinn, Jr., all of said place. 



124 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1775, Aug. 22. Inventory, £504.13.5, made by Francis Shinn, Jr., and 
Jacob Merrit. Lib. 15, p. 540. 

1770, Oct. 15. Cnrtis, Jonathan, of Mansfield Township, Burlington 
Co., ropemaker; will of. Kinsman, Thomas Curtice, all my lands in 
Mansfield Township, he paying £400 to my brothers' and sisters' chil- 
dren, to wit: to Grace Shreve's children, to Joseph Curtice's children, 
to Trypany Smith's children, to Thomas Pancoast's children, to Ann 
Scott's children, to Thomasin Bound's children, to my brother John 
Curtice's children, to my kinsman Thomas Curtice's children. My 
kinsman, Jonathan Curtice, my ropeing utentials. Executors — friend, 
Caleb Shreve, and Jonathan Curtis. Witness — John Brown, Samuel 
Rockhill, Thomas Folkes. Proved Oct. 19, 1771. 

1771, Oct. 15. Inventory, £114.13.5, made by Joseph Pancoast, Jr., 
and Benjamin Watson. Lib. 15, p. 179. 

1779, March 17. Cutler, Abijah, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Dinah 
Cutler. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Lee; both of said Co. Witness — 
Mary Symmes. 

1779, March 20. Inventory, £602.4.6, made by Benjamin Hallsey and 
Joseph Youngs. Lib. 22, p. 11. 

1775, Oct. 10. Cutter, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Ward. 
Son of Ephraim Cutter, of said place, deceased. Said Ward makes 
choice of James Bonney as his Guardian. Guardian — James Bonney. 
Fellowbondsman — James Fitz Randolph; both of said place. 

Lib. M, p. 39. 

1775, Oct. 10. Cutter, Mercy, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Ward. 
Daughter of Ephraim Cutter, of said place, deceased. Said Ward 
makes choice of James Pitz Randolph as her Guardian. Guardian — 
James Fitz Randolph. Fellowbondsman — James Bonney; both of 
said place. Lib. M, p. 39. 

1771, May 11. Cutter, Richard, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son of 
Samuel Cutter, of said Co. Said Ward makes choice of James Frazee 
as his Guardian. Guardian — James Frazee. Fellowbondsman — Ed- 
ward Frazee; both of Rahway, said Co. Witness — John Thomson. 

Lib. K, p. 322. 

1774, Feb. 27. Dagworthy, Ely, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Sister, Sarah D. Hart, all my estate and she is to pay yearly to my 
wife, Louisa Jane Dagworthy, my mother, Sarah Dagworthy, and my 
sister, Mary Dagworthy, 5 per cent, per annum, on all money as may 
come to her, % paid to my wife, and the rest to my mother and sister. 
To my sister, D. Hart, my gold watch and a gold seal. To John D. 
Hart, Jr., son of my sister, Sarah, my apparel. Brother, Coll. John 
Dagworthy, my pistols and my cantean. Niece, Sarah D. Hart, gold 
ring. Executors — brother. Col. John Dagworthy, and my brother-in- 
law, John D. Hart, Esq., and my sister, Sarah D. Hart. Witnesses — 
Isaac Allen, William Cleayton. 

1776, Feb. 28. Codicil. My wife to have my household goods. Wit- 
nesses — Mary Dagworthy, John Mott. Proved March 6, 1776. 

1776, March 6. Inventory, £109.15.9, made by Isaac Allen and 
Micajah How, of all the goods of Captain Ely Dagworthy. 

Lib. 17, p. 325 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 177I-I780 I25 

1776, Oct. 20. Dalndelspeck, John, of Pitts Grove Township, Salem 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth Daindelspeck, use of all land. 
Son, John, the plantation which I hold by will from my father, of 
20214 acres; also the cedar swamp, except 40 acres for each of my 
eldest daughters. Daughter, Elizabeth Dendlesbeck, 40 acres. Daugh- 
ter, Margrett Dendlesbeck, 40 acres. Daughter, Susannah Dendles- 
beck, moveables. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and my friend, William 
Murphy. Witnesses — John Tullis, Francis Tullis, James Johnson. 
Proved June 21, 1779. 

1778, March 17. Inventory, £170.5.7, made by Jacob Dubois and 
John Johnson. 

1779, June 21. Account by Executors. Lib. 21, p. 206; Lib. 22, p. 69. 

1773, Oct. 7. Dalbow, Charles, of Penns Neck, Salem Co.; will of. 
Son, Amariah Dalbow, the plantation which I bought of Andrew Vane- 
man, of 150 acres in the old part and 50 acres which Vaneman bought 
of John Sparks. Sons, Charles and John, the plantation where I live, 
formerly in 3 tracts, of 109 acres each; also the 50 acres which I 
bought of Ebenezer Miller, and 36 which I bought of Daniel Dalbow, 
and 12 of swamp which I bought of William Kelley, when they are 
21 years of age. Wife, Rachel, various goods. If Charles and John 
should die, then the land to go to my 5 daughters, Alee, Sarah, Lydia, 
Rachel and Elizabeth Dalbow. Executors — friends, Thomas Carney, 
Jr., and Andrew Helms. Witnesses — Jacob Savoy, Daniel Darcy, 
Elizabeth Vanneman. Proved Nov. 8, 1774. 

1773, Nov. 4. Inventory, £660.15.6, made by Aaron Bittel and George 
Peterson. Lib. 16, p. 275. 

1777, April 13. Dalbow, Israel, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Gartery, beds, cows, hogs. Son, Abel, rest of estate, 
when he is 21. Executrix — wife, Gartery. Witnesses — Casper Hawk, 
Henry Coarse, Andrew Helms. Proved May 5, 1777. 

1777, April 18. Inventory, £211.3.6, made by Cornelius Boon and 
George Peterson. Lib. 19, p. 88. 

1779, Oct. 27. Dalbow, Rebecca, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Jacob 
Hawker. 

1779, Oct. 27. Inventory, £969, made by John Till and Poltis Risner. 

Pile No. 1805 Q. 

1775, Dec. 1. Dalglish, Moses, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. 
Cousin, Jonathan Dixon, 14 of my real and personal estate. Cousins, 
Catharine Dixon and Mary Dixon, the other i/4. Executors — friends, 
Ebenezer Ferrand and Aaron Kitchel. Witnesses — Elizabeth Dixon, 
Amos Crane, Moses Crane. Proved July 8, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 290. 

1778, Sept. 9. Dallas, Archibald, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Rachel 
Dallas. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Frost; both of said Co. 

Lib. 16, p. 525. 

1775, Sept. 26. Dalriniple, Joseph, of Mendham, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Jane, the benefit of my home plantation, and the one 
that I bought of Hartshorne Fitz Randolph, for her support and my 
children that are under age. Son, Andrew, £30. Son, Joseph, £7. Son, 
Solomon, % of my home plantation. Son, William, V3 of the same. 
Son, John, % of the other plantation. Son, James, the other V3. Son. 



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Robert, £10, when of agre. Daughter, Susannah, £5. Daughter, Sarah, 
£10. Daughter, Mary, £10. Daughter, Elizabeth, £10. Daughter, Mar- 
garet, £10, when she is 18. Daughter, Ann, £10, when 18. Daughter, 
Jane, £10, when 18. Executors — son, Solomon, William Winds and 
Hartshorne Fitz Randolph. Witnesses — Nathan Simcock, William 
Logan, Nathaniel Wheeler. Proved Nov. 6, 1775. Lib. L, p. 287. 

1779, May 5. Dalton, Henry. Account of Thomas Powell, adminis- 
trator of estate of Henry Dalton, late of Burlington, deceased. 
Administrator prays allowance for what the children had at the 
appraisement. Lib. 22, p. 70. 

1777, March 12. Dalzall, Kennedy, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Elizabeth Dalzall and Zephaniah Martin. Fellowbondsman — Hendrick 
Folk; all of said Co. Lib. 18, p. 471. 

1775, Sept. 9. Danells, Sarah, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Edward 
Hall. Fellowbondsmen — Michael Schooley and Benjamin Harris; all 
of said Co. Witness — John Leferty, Surrogate. Lib. M, p. 37. 

1776, Jan. 31. Daniel, James, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ruth Daniel, use of my plantation. One acre to be laid off near 
the school house to Salem Monthly Meeting of Friends, on which to 
build a meeting house. Brother, Aaron Daniel, £20. To Roody 
Dicker, once a servant to me, £10. Nephew, John Daniel, son of my 
brother, William, deceased, the plantation where I live, as far up as 
David Wood's ditch, after death of my wife, except 10 acres of marsh. 
Nephew, Aaron Daniel, son of my brother, Aaron, the rest of my 
lands. Executrix — wife, Ruth, and I desire my friend, William Brad- 
way, and her brother, Thomas Sayre, to assist her. Witnesses — 
Bradway Keasbey, Jane Keasbey, Ebenezer Miller. Proved Aug. 28, 
1779. Lib. 23, p. 124. 

1772, June 27. Danser, George, of Windsor, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Ann Danser. Fellowbondsman — John Dancer; both of said 
place. 

1772, June 19. Inventory, £118.4.0, made by Joseph Wilson and 
Samuel Minor. 

1773, May 22. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 14, p. 435; Lib. 14, p. 540. 

1777, April 10. Darby, John, of Bridgeton, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Matthew Potter. Fellowbondsman — John Mulford; both of 
said Co. Witness — Rachel Clunn. 

1777, April 2. Inventory, £27.19.7, made by Benjamin Mulford and 
John Mulford. "Cartridge box, bayonetts." Lib. 18, p. 214. 

1774, Feb. 9. Darby, William, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. To the heir-in-law of my son, Samuel Darby, de- 
ceased, 20 shillings. Son, William, the plantation where he lives. 
Son, John, the plantation where he lives. Son, William, what land I 
have lying between the land I sold to Melvin Parse, and my son 
John's land. Sons, William and John, all my right to certain land 
and meadow, not now in my possession, within the bounds of Eliza- 
beth Town, if they can get the same. My Executors are to sell the 
plantation where I live, viz., what land I bought of Rev. Benjamin 
Miller and Abraham Clark; also a part of a piece of mountain land, 



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which I boug-ht of William Line, viz., that part of it which lies to the 
south of the road that runs through it; also my Falls Mill and land 
belonging to it; also what mountain land I have between that I sold 
to John Shotwell and my Falls Mill lot. Son, Ephraim, 20 shillings. 
Grandson, Elias Darby, son of my son, Elias, deceased, the land 
between what land I sold to Mllvem Parse, and that I gave to son 
Elias by deed; also my mountain land to the south of that I sold to 
John Shotwell; but, if he die under 21, then to his brother and sister, 
Ephraim and Mary Darby. My son Elias' widow is to have the use 
of what I have given her children till they come of age. Grandson, 
Samuel Darby, son of my son, Samuel, deceased, £5. Daughter, Mary 
Cong-er, 20 shillings. Daughter, Margaret Casterline, 20 shillings. 
Rest of estate to sons, William and John. Executors — sons, William 
and John. Witnesses — Abner Hamton, Sarah Hamton, William Coles. 
Proved March 8, 1775. Lib. L, p. 353. 

1775, Jane 6. Dare, Abial, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Wife, the use of all, and when married, what the law g'ives her. Sons, 
my lands, when they are 21. Daughters, £20 after my widow marries, 
or dies. Executors — son, Joseph Dare, and Reuben Dare. Witnesses 
— Reuben Dare, Levi Heaton, William Dare. Proved June 12, 1777. 

1777, April 22. Inventory, £393.17.2, made by Thomas Maskell and 
Maskell Ewing. Lib. 18, p. 502. 

1776, Aug. 31. Dare, Reuben, of Greenwich Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rebekah, my moveable estate, and use of planta- 
tion where I live, till my younest child is of age; then the place to 
be sold, and the money divided between my wife and children. Exec- 
utors — my wife, and Thomas Maskell. Witnesses — Issabell Carll, 
William Adams, James Davis. Proved Sept. 25, 1777, by Isabel Stath- 
em and William Adams. 

1777, Sept. 9. Inventory, £590, made by Daniel Maskell and Phineas 
Carll. Lib. 19, p. 153. 

1768, Feb. 10. Darnell, Ilannab, of Evesham Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Widow of John Darnell. Sons, Edward and Lewis 
Darnell, 5 shillings each. Granddaughter, Hannah, the daughter of 
my son, Lewis, £5, when 18. Daughter, Jemima, the wife of Reho- 
boam Bradock, the rest. Executor — my son-in-law, Rehoboam Brad- 
ock. Witnesses — William Rogers, Isaac Evans. Proved March 18, 
1772. 

1772, March 7. Inventory, £85.14.9, made by Enoch Stratton and 
William Rogers. Lib. 15, p. 430. 

1780, Feb. 10. Daten, Ann, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland Co. 
Ward. Daughter of Eli Daten, of said place, deceased. Petition of 
Jonathan Lawrence, in behalf of said Ann Daten, who is under 14, 
and has real and personal estate which should have care. Guardian 
— Jonathan Lawrence. Fellowbondsman — Abial Shaw; both of said 
place. Witness — Ephraim Harris. Lib. 22, p. 58. 

1775, April 4. Daten, Ell, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Abigail, V3 of my lands during her life. I also give 
her £35 to keep my daughter, Ann, till she is 18. My wife may sell 
the cedar swamp at Panter Branch, which was devised to me by my 
father, Joseph Daten. Daughter, Ann Daten, all my lands above the 



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head of Rattlesnake Gut, devised to me by my father; also my plan- 
tation and cedar swamp. If my daughter die without issue, then the 
land above Rattlesnake Gut to be the property of my brother, Leonard 
Daten; also my land and swamp in Sayres Neck, and at Panter 
Branch. If he die, then the land is to go to my brother, Henry. 
Executrix — my said wife. Witnesses — James Ray, Ese Church, James 
Harris. 

1775, May 1. Codicil. Witnesses — Abigail Elmer, Alice Church, 
James Harris. Proved May 17, 1775. 

1775, May 13. Inventory, £277.0.7, made by James Harris and John 
Bower. 

1782, May 2. Account by David Brown and Abigail Brown (late 
Abigail Dayton), Executrix of Eli Dayton. 

Lib. 17, p. 129; Lib. 24, p. 173. 

1779, July 27. Daten, Prudence, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., widow. 
Int. Adm'r — Timothy Elmer. Fellowbondsman — Lot Fithian; both of 
said Co. Witness — Mary Merseilles. 

1779, July 24. Inventory, £743.9.3, made by Ephraim Harris and 
James Howell. Lib. 22, p. 11. 

1777, Jan. 22. Daton, Sarah, of Bridgeton, Hopewell Township, 
Cumberland Co., widow; will of. Great-granddaughter, Patience 
Terry, my silk gown. Grandson, Ephraim Terry, and his two sons, 
Andrew and Josiah, the rest of my estate, to the said sons when 21. 
Lands to be sold. Executor — Adam Terril. Witnesses — Israel Irelan, 
Elizabeth Irelan, Sarah Major. Proved June 16, 1777. 

1777, April 19. Inventory, £42.3.2, made by David Irelan and John 
Mulford. 

1778, July 8. Account by Executor. Sold a house and lot of land 
to Reuben Boon, for £135. Cash paid to Lovice Terry and Sarah 
Major. Lib. 18, p. 688; Lib. 19, p. 156. 

1777, Aug. 4. Dafall, Benjamin, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Abraham Davall. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Lid- 
don; both of said Co. 

1777, July 30. Inventory, £18.3.0, made by George Perce and Samuel 
Liddon. File No. 1219 H. 

1773, Oct. 22. Davenport, Isiah, of Raccoon, Woolwich Township, 
Gloucester Co., clockmaker; will of. Eldest son, John Davenport, 5 
shillings. Son, Samuel, plantation where I live, and 3 acres of 
meadow, which I purchased from Jacob Jones, the old meadow being 
situated on Raccoon Creek, except 20 acres that I give to my son, 
Joseph, where he now lives, for the term of 15 years. Son, Samuel, 
my clockmakers' and joiners' tools. Son, Joseph, my loom. Wife, 
Margarett, % of the profits of my real estate. Rest of personal 
estate to my wife, Margarett, and sons, William and Samuel. Execu- 
tor — Son, Samuel. Witnesses — George Vanleer, James Garwood, Will- 
iam Watson. Proved Jan. 8, 1774. 

1774, Jan. 6. Inventory, £179.1.7, made by James Garwood and 
William Watson. Lib. 16, p. 364. 

1778, Aug. 26. Davis, Albon, of Down Township, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Silas Newcomb. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Smith; both 
of said Co. Witness — Hannah Elmer. Lib. 16, p. 511. 



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1771, Aug. 25. Davis, Blnathaii, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co., husbandman; will of. Eldest son, Elnathan Davis, my cane. 
Second son, Job, my sword. Daughters, Ruth, Phebe, Mary and 
Jemima, 10 shillings each. Youngest son, Nathan, plantation where 
I live, he paying to Israel Pemberton, of Philadelphia the money I 
owe him for said land. Executor — son, Nathan. Witnesses — John 
Bonham, Alexander Campel, Elnathan Davis, surveyor. Proved July 
30, 1773. 

1773, July 6. Inventory, £113.19.5, made by Elnathan Davis and 
John Burgin. Lib. 16, p. 255. 

1771, July 29. Davis, Gabriel, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Davis, of Great Timber Creek, said Co., widow. Fellowbonds- 
man — Uriah Cheesman, of same place, yeoman. 

1771, Sept. 23. Inventory, £26.1.6, made by Jacob Clement, farmer. 

1776, Jan. 17. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 15, p. 141; Lib. 16, p. 484. 

1771, July 30. Davis, George, of Rariton, Somerset Co., farmer; will 
of. Wife, Judey, £12 a year. Sons, Isaac and Peter, my real estate. 
To Hendrick Fisher, son of my daughter, Jeane, late of Somerset Co., 
deceased, £15, when he is 21. Daughter, Judey, wife of Abraham 
Brokaw, £15. Daughter, Margrit, £50, wife of Dirck Middagh. George 
Fisher, son of my daughter, Jeane, £15. Daughter, Catrine, wife of 
Peter Van Nest, £50. Daughter, Marey, £50, wife of Richard Fulkerse. 
Executors — friends, John Van Nest and John Brokaw. Witnesses — 
Isaac Brokaw, Coanrod Ten Eick, William Van Nortwiok. Proved 
Feb. 9, 1774. 

1774, Feb. 8. Renunciation by Jan Van Neste and John Brokaw. 
1774, Feb. 12. Adm'rs with will annexed — Isaac Davis and Peter 

Davis (sons of George Davis, deceased). Fellowbondsman — Conrod 
Ten Eick; all of said Co. 

1774, Feb. 7. Inventory, made by Conrod Ten Eick and Isaac 
Brokaw. "House and lot, £35. Lot of land of 150 acres, £712.10.0." 

Lib. L, p. 106. 

1770, Aug. 27. Davis, Henry, of South Ward of Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Margret Davis, all my lands, except what 
is hereafter devised, during her life, and the use of moveable estate; 
and, for preventing any imbezelment of said estate, I order that a 
particular be taken and signed by my wife, and that she give her 
covenant to my Executors to leave the same with my Executors at 
her marriage, or death, for the uses hereafter directed, she to take 
charge and support my unhappy son, John. Daughter, Hannah, the 
young wench, Maria. Daughter, Bersheba, the young wench, Jude. 
My negro boy. Jack, is to be for the use of my son, John. Son, Nathan, 
the plantation in the South ward of Amboy, which I bought of David 
Lee, he paying to his 2 sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah, £100. Son, Isaac, 
the balance which may be due to me. At death or marriage of my 
wife, I give to my Executors the plantation where I live, and all other 
lands, except what I gave to Nathan; also the moveable estate to be 
sold, and the money divided between my 3 daughters, Hannah, Ber- 
sheba and Zube, but my son John is to have good support. Executors 
— Joseph Skelton and Isaac Vandyck. Witnesses — Thomas Mapel, 
John Applegate, Peter Snyder. 

1776, April 10. Codicil. Since making my will I have sold my 
plantation to my son-in-law, Thomas Blackwell, for £900, which is 



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payable after my decease, and the money is to be paid to my Execu- 
tors, and they to give the same to my daughters, Hannah, Bersheba 
and Juba, in the manner as directed. Witnesses — Henry Cruser, 
Hannah Sltelton. Proved July 11, 1778. 

1778, July 7. Renunciation by Joseph Skelton and Isaac Van Dike. 
Witnesses — Hannah Skelton and Rachel Skelton. 

1778, July 10. Adm'rs with will annexed — Abel Huff, Thomas Black- 
well and Andrew Johnson. Pellowbondsman — Isaac Anderson. 

1778, July 3. Inventory, £765.7.0, made by Abraham Cruser and 
Mathias Van Dike. Lib. 20, p. 200. 

1780, Oct. 30. Davis, Hovrel, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Hutchin. Pellowbondsmen — Benjamin Fenimore and Amos Hutchin; 
all of said Co. Witness — John Phillips. Lib. 23, p. 208. 

1772, Feb. 13. Davis, Jacob, of Essex Co. Ward. Grandson of John 
Davis, Sr., of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of Jona- 
than J. Dayton, as his Guardian. Guardian — Jonathan J. Dayton, of 
Elizabeth Town, said Co. Pellowbondsman — John Crane, of said 
Town. Lib. K, p. 381. 

1772, July 28. Davis, James, of Haddonfleld, Newton Township, 
Gloucester Co., carpenter; will of. Sons, William and James (when 
James is 21), my house and land where I live, bounded by lands of 
Isaac Kay and Robert Friend Price; they paying to my daughters, 
Hannah and Marcy, £60. Wife, Marcy, the said house and lot, till 
James is 21, and I give her the rest of my estate. Executrix — wife, 
Marcy. Witnesses — Isaac Kay, Samuel Kenard, Thomas Redman. 
Proved Oct. 13, 1772. Lib. 14, p. 472. 

1777, Sept. 11. Davis, James, of Deerfleld Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Beloved yoke fellow, Mary, my sorrel mare, and % my 
moveable estate and land, during her life. Little granddaughter, 
Mary, daughter of my son, Jonathan, £3, when 18. Son, Abishua, the 
plantation he lives on. Son, Othniel, l^ of my plantation, to be divided 
between the branch, the north and the south, and to begin at Samuel 
Leake's line, and to run east through the place to my brother Arthur's 
line, to the north part, where my house is, will be his. Son, Jonathan, 
£80. Sons, James and David, the other V2 of my plantation. Daugh- 
ters, Sarah, Rachel, Johannah, Elizabeth and Esther, the rest of 
moveable estate. Executors — sons, Othniel and James. Witnesses — 
Lydia Leake, James Clark, John Leake. Proved Dec. 18, 1780. 

1780, Dec. 8. Inventory, £109.2.7%, made by David Moore and Uriah 
Davis. 

1782, Feb. 25. Account by Executors. Paid Dr. Benjamin Peck, 11 
shillings and 3 pence. Lib. 22, p. 170; Lib. 24, p. 172. 

1772, Oct. 13. Davis, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary 
Davis, of Deptford Township, said Co., widow. Pellowbondsman — 
Constantino Lord, of same place, yeoman. 

1772, Sept. 29. Inventory, £40.9.2, made by Constantine Lord and 
Thomas Rambo. Lib. 14, p. 512. 

1775, April 21. Davis, Jonathan, Jr., of Newark, Essex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Leah, % of my estate, as the law directs. Sons, Eze- 
kiel and Jonathan, my homestead, and swamp by Second River. Sons, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 I3I 

Ezekiel, Peter, Jonathan, Isaac and Caleb, all my land lying by the 
mines. Sons, Ezekiel and Jonathan, 2 acres to each, of my salt 
meadow, lying by the Bay. All the rest of that meadow and my salt 
meadow lying- by the upland I give to my 5 sons. Daughter, Mary 
Mickell, 5 shillings. Daughters, Lidia, Phebe and Margaret, £40 to 
each, when they come of age. Son, Caleb, to be put to a trade. I 
give my son, Ezekiel, so much of my moveable estate as is needed 
to carry up the walls, put on the roof and lay the floors of the new 
house that he is building. Executors — sons, Ezekiel and Jonathan. 
Witnesses — Joseph Davis, Lawrence Ward, Jabez Baldwin. Proved 
March 13, 1780. Lib. 21, p. 332. 

1780, Sept. 26. Davis, Mathew, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Phebe Davis and Samuel Linn. Fellowbondsmen — Uzal Ogden and 
Edward Dunlop; all of said place. Witnesses — Timothy Symmes and 
Jonathan Willis. 

1780, Oct. 24. Inventory, £389.17.2, made by Christopher Longstreet 
and Jonathan Willis. 

1783, June 25. Account by Phebe Davis, who survived Samuel Linn. 

Lib. M, p. 88; Lib. 25, p. 261. 

1776, Aug. 14. Davis, Moses, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. ; will of. 
Real and personal estate to be sold and divided into 9 parts. Brother, 
Thomas; brother, John; brother, Aaron; brother, Benjamin; brother, 
Joseph; sister, Catherine, wife of George Rhe; sister, Anna, wife of 
Peter Covenhoven; sister, Elizabeth Davison, each one part; and to 
Moses Davis, son of my brother, Joseph, 1 part, when he is 21. Execu- 
tors — brothers, Thomas and Aaron. Witnesses — Henry Perine, Will- 
iam Johnson, James Hibbits. Proved April 4, 1777. Lib. 18, p. 448. 

1772, Oct. 26. Davis, Owen, of Chester Township, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. To Joseph Oslar, land I bought of William Wal- 
lice; also 2 acres of cedar swamp, being part of a lot I purchased 
of Lawrance String. Nephew, Joseph Davis, the rest of said cedar 
swamp; also land I bought of Joseph Land; also cedar swamp I 
bought of Joshua Humphris; he paying to Cattoran Jonston, £10, 
when she is 18, if she stays with my mother, Ann Davis. Niece, 
Elizabeth Oslar, land and meadow I bought of Simon Clifton; she 
paying to her sister, Sarah Oslar, £30. To Coles Church, £5. My 
mother, the rest of my personal estate. Executors — friends, Joseph 
Oslar and Abraham Hewlings. Witnesses — Thomas Dorman, Richard 
Willard, William Rudderow. Proved Dec. 3, 1772. 

1772, Nov. 30. Inventory, £364.11.4, made by John Wallace and 
William Rudderow. Lib. 16, p. 29. 

1773, March 18. Davis, Samuel, of Chester Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Grandson, Joseph Davis, all my lands, and he 
is to pay to my grandson, Davis Oslar, £30, when said Oslar is 21; 
also to pay to my daughter, Mary, the wife of Joseph Oslar, £20. 
Wife, Ann Davis, my moveable estate, and she is to have possession 
of my lands during her life. Executors — friend, John Wallace, and 
my grandson, Joseph Davis. Witnesses — John Wallace, Joseph Arm- 
strong, William Rudderow. Proved April 3, 1773. 

1773, March 29. Inventory, £175.1.0, made by William Rudderow 
and Abraham Heulings. Lib. 14, p. 531. 



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1766, Oct. 11. Davis, Thomas, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Anne Davis, use of my lands and effects, while my 
widow. If I do not sell that land in Middlesex Co. which I bought 
of John Applegate, by deed 30th of Dec,. 1752, or any lands which 
I may have in Somerset Co., then they are to be sold. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Davis, £30. Then the money to be given to my children, 
Thomas, John, Aaron, Benjamin, Moses, Joseph, Catharine, the wife 
of George Rhea, Anne, the wife of Peter Covenhoven, William and 
Elizabeth. Executors — sons, Thomas, of Somerset, and Moses, of 
Freehold. Witnesses — Abiel Akin, John Newell, George Campbell. 
Proved May 23, 1773. Lib. L, p. 182. 

1780, Aug. 15, Davis, Thomas, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Sarah, the land at Long Hill, bought of Jeremiah Crane; also my 
personal estate, and she is to bring up my children. Son, James, my 
house and home lot, where 1 live; also the land near the Boiling 
Spring; also % of the sawmill, joining the Jeremiah Crane lot, and 
% of my salt meadow near Morris Creek, to be taken at the south 
side. Daughters, Mary and Lettice, rest of my lands, when they 
come of age. Executrix — my wife. Witnesses — Moses Ogden, James 
Johnston, Nathaniel Farrand. Proved Sept. 22, 1780. 

1780, Oct. 3. Inventory, £87.19.0, made by Samuel Huntinton and 
Alexander Bagers. Lib. 22, p. 282. 

1779, Feb. 23. Davis, William, of City of New York. Int. Adm'r — 
Robert Davis. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Arnet; both of Essex Co. 
Witnesses — David Davis and Ephraim Ross. 

1779, March 15. Inventory, £94.6.3, made by Robert Jonson and 
Moses Nichols. Lib. 22, p. 33. 

1777, Dec. 13. Davison, George, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sophia Davison. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Dean; both of said Co. 
Witness — William Livingston, Jr. Lib. 18, p. 623. 

1774, May 16. Davison, Jediah, of Monmouth Co. Ward. Son of 
Robert Davison, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of 
Joshua Higgins as his Guardian. 

1774, May 16. Guardian — Joshua Higgins, of Somerset Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — Henry Van Tilberg, of Middlesex Co. Lib. 15, p. 517. 

1775, Oct. 16. Davy, Thomas, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Jonas Ward. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Baldwin; both of said place. 
Witnesses — Nicholas Hoffman and Job Baldwin. Lib. M, p. 32. 

1773, Feb. 23. Daw, Michael, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Fithian Stratton, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Adam Terril, 
taylor; both of said place. Lib. 14, p. 522. 

1773, April 2. Dawson, Francis, of Northampton Township, Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. My Executors may sell a cedar swamp I bought 
in company with Thomas Buchar, and land that I bought of William 
Burr and Earl Shinn, and land I bought of Cornwell Woolston, all 
in said Township. The rest of my real estate to remain unsold, till 
my son, Samuel, is 21, and my Executors to receive the rents to 
support my aged mother during her life, and for the support of my 
wife and children. The money is to be divided among my wife, and 



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7 children. My daughters are, Rachel, Mary, Sarah, Hannah, Roady 
and Rebeckah. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my friend, Thomas 
Bucher. Witnesses — John Cliffton, Joseph Gaskell, Henry Paxson. 
Proved July 14, 1773. Lib. 16, p. 146. 

1775, April 3. Dawson, Rachel, of Northampton, Burlington Co. 
Ward. Daughter of Francis Dawson. Guardian — William Calvert. 
Fellowbondsman — Joseph Ridgway; both of said Co. Lib. 15, p. 535. 

1776, Dec. 19. Day, Kzekiel, of Morrlstown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Joanna, a bond due from Benjamin Lindsey, and one from John 
Rogers, and the goods she brought to me, and the profits of my real 
estate to bring up my children. My 2 children to have the money 
from the sale of my personal estate, John %, and Abigail %, and also 
her own mother's clothing. Executors — wife, Joanna, my brother, 
Jeduthun, and my brother-in-law, Benjamin Lindsey. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Wood, Nathaniel Condict, Jehiel Day. Proved May 3, 1777. 

1777, May 10. Inventory, £296.1.9, made by Nathan Reeve and Jona- 
than Halluck. Lib. 18, p. 332. 

1772, Nov. 19. Day, Joseph, of Hanover, Morris Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Hannah, use of house, orchard and goods, during her life. 
To son, Jonathan, 40 shillings. Son, Amos, £50. Son, Thomas, 20 
shillings. Son, Paul, £5. Son, Stephen, all my real estate, and he to 
pay the said legacies and keep a cow for his mother. Granddaugh- 
ters, Sarah Mott and Mary Mott, £15 to each, when they are 18. 
Daughters, Martha and Susanna, household goods. Executors — sons, 
Paul and Stephen. Witnesses — Benjamin Meeker, Daniel Cogswell, 
Ezekiel Cheever. Proved Feb. 22, 1774. Lib. L, p. 101. 

1777, Feb. 8. Day, Martin, of Morris Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, 
Sarah Day, my moveable estate, and the use of the land where I live 
till my son, Absalom, is 21. Daughters, Sarah and Susana, at my 
wife's death, moveable estate. Son, Absalom, land where I live. The 
other lot joining Bnos Crowel's to be sold. Executors — friends, Chris- 
topher Seely and John Lines. Witnesses — Abner Brown, Robert Pol- 
lard, Abigail Minthorn. Proved May 6, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 100. 

1778, Oct. 16. Day, Robert, of Morrlstown, Morris Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Abraham Day. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Pierson; both of said Co. 

1778, Oct. 14. Renunciation by Esther Day, the widow, in favor 
of Abraham Day. Witnesses — John Mills and Nathaniel Condict. 

Lib. 16, p. 525. 

1777, March 15. Day, Samuel, of Morrlstown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Sons, Jeduthan, Samuel and Jehiel, all my lands. Sons, David, Robert, 
Abraham and Jared, £100 each. Grandson, John, £30. Granddaughter, 
Abigail, £15. To Deborah and Zervah Winds, daughters of my late 
wife, all the goods and apparel that was hers before our marriage. 
Executors — sons, Jeduthan, Samuel, and John Mills. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Carter, Joanna Day, Silas Condict. Proved May 3, 1777. 

Lib. 18, p. 334. 

1771, June 26. Day, William, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'r — William W. 
Day. Fellowbondsman — William Day; both of said Co. Witnesses — 
John Zabrisky, Annatie Zabriski. File No. 928B. 



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1778, Nov. 1. Dayton, Jonathan, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Keturah 
Dayton, Blias Dayton and Jonathan J. Dayton. Fellowbondsman — 
John Harriman; all of said Co. Lib. 16, p. 522. 

1777, Dec. 19. Dayton, Joseph, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., Esquire; 
will of. Wife, Freelove, Vs of my personal estate. Sons, Joseph and 
Ephraim, the plantation I live on, situated in Sayres Neck, and my 
land and marsh at West Point, my marsh on Stow Creek, and my 
swamp at Panter Branch; when they are 21. Daughters, Mary Daten, 
Sarah Daten and Freelove Daten, rest of personal estate. Executrix — 
my wife, Freelove. Witnesses — Abial Shaw, Charles Howell, James 
Harris. Proved Jan. 13, 1779. 

1779, Jan. 8. Inventory, £1,207.6.6, made by Timothy Elmer and 
John Bower. Lib. 21, p. 20. 

1775, Jan. 17. Dean, Aaron, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Son, Daniel, 
a lot of land, which is between myself and William Steal, and another 
lot along the line of Jonathan Dean. Son, Jonathan, one acre of 
land, which I gave him by deed of gift, which is along his line. Son, 
Abraham, land which is at Larences Brook Bridge, and bounded by 
George Wetherel and John Sutfin. Son, John, the rest of my lands, 
except a lot I bought of Joshua Drake, and John is to pay to his 
sister, my daughter, Sophia Davison, £50; also to his brother, my son, 
Daniel, £50. Son, Aaron, a negro boy, Frank. Land I bought of 
Joshua Drake to be sold and the money given to my sons, Aaron, 
Daniel and Abraham, and my daughter, Sofiah Davison. Executors — 
sons, Aaron and John. Witnesses — John Sutphen, Charles Robertson, 
Bornt Hagaman. Proved June 13, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 216. 

1769, Feb. 20. Deats, Adam, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Eldest son, Peter Deats, 6 shillings. Wife, Marya, 
all the things she brought to me, and £100. Real estate to be sold 
and money given to children, Peter, Jacobus, Honis, William, Adam 
and Patris, and my daughters, Cristeena, Margreet, Marya, Cathereena 
and Elizabeth. Youngest son, Patris, to have a horse. Executors — 
neighbors, Peter Peterson and John Griggs. Witnesses — James Stout, 
Jacob Mattison, Andrew Takely. Proved March 25, 1776. 

1776, March 21. Inventory, £621.13.11, made by James Stout and 
Samuel Griggs. 

1777, Nov. 20. Account by Executors. Farm sold to Joseph and 
John Shadwell. Lib. 17, p. 379; Lib. 18, p. 689. 

1769, Nov. 11. Debow, James, of Windsor Township, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Son, James, plantation w^here he lives, except a piece of 
swamp on the south part, by my home place, and he is to pay to 
my daughter, Elizabeth, £100. Wife, Mary, all moveable estate, she 
paying to my son, William, £100; and I give her the use of my 
home place while my widow, and after that to my son, Robert, and 
he is to pay to my daughter, Polly, £100. Son, William, my plantation 
near Assunpink, and the lot on York Road, now in possession of 
John Erleman, of 2 acres. Daughters, Sarah Debow and Rachel De- 
bow, plantation on Shrewsbury road, each of them £100 in it, and, if 
worth any more, the rest to my 4 daughters. Executors — wife, Mary, 
and my friend, William Burnett, of Perth Amboy, and Robert Mont- 
gomery, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. Witnesses — Peter Imlay 
Nathaniel Imlay, Elisha Lawrence, minor. 



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1772, June 6. Codicil. Witnesses — John Saltar, Elisha Lawrence, 
John Lawrence. Proved Feb. 21, 1774. 

1774, Feb. 21. Renunciation by Robert Montgomery. Lib. 16, p. 375. 

1776, Sept. 14. Debow, Robert, of Windsor Township, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Brother, William Debow, £300, after the death of my 
mother. Sister, Sarah Debow, Vs of the rest of my estate, after death 
of my mother. Brother James' son, John Debow, % part. My sister, 
Rachel Dug-lass' son, William Duglass, Vs part. Sister, Mary Robins' 
son, James, Vs part. Sister, Elizabeth Imley's son, John Imley, 
Vs part. Executors — friends, Robert Montgomery and Robert Evil- 
man. Witnesses — James Hepburn, James Newell, Leonard Robins. 
Proved Oct. 17, 1776, by James Hepburn, who said that, after the 
signing-, the Testator told him that he desired his outstanding tavern 
debts should be given to his brother-in-law, Leonard Robins. 

1776, Oct. 16. Inventory, £222.15.6, made by Joseph Lawrence and 
James Hepburn. Lib. 18, p. 17. 

1771, Jnne 4. Decamp, Hendrick, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Being very aged. Real and personal estate to be 
sold, except the land in possession of my son, Henry. Wife, Mary, 
£30 a year. Great-grandson, Ezekiel Decamp, son of my grandson, 
Lawrance Decamp, £25, when he is 21. Daughter, Aliche Loree, £25. 
Disrespectful son, Lambert, ten shillings. Son, John, £50. Daughter, 
Christion Woodroffe, £25. Grandson, John, son of my son, Benjamin, 
deceased, £50, when 21. Two granddaughters, the daughters of my 
son, Benjamin, £10 to each. Son, Henry, that part of the land which 
Is in his possession. Henry shall allow £5 an acre on his land, and 
the money to be divided between my son, Henry, and my son, John, 
and my grandson, Joseph Decamp, son of my son Lambert. My friend, 
Joseph Shotwell, is to assist my Executors. Executors — son, John, 
and friend, William Smith. Witnesses — William Marsh, Josiah Stan- 
berry, David Decamp. Proved Aug. 10, 1771. 

1771, July 9. Inventory, £168.5.%, made by William Marsh and 
Mulford Martin. Lib. K, p. 370. 

1777, Jan. 20. Decker, Jacob, of AVantage, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Nephew, Moses Decker, son of my brother, Joel Decker, 25 acres of 
land. Brother, Joel Decker, and his son, Moses, all the rest of my 
estate, except 20 shillings which I give to my nephew, Peter Decker. 
Executors — brother, Joel, and friend, William Kirkendall. Witnesses 
— Jonathan Elmer, James, Cory, Uzal Cory. Proved Jan. 23, 1777. 

1777, Feb. 24. Inventory, £127.17.1, made by Benjamin Coykendall 
and Samuel Westfall. Lib. 18, p. 671. 

1773, Sept. 0. Decker, P^teres, of Wantage, Sussex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Nephew, John Decker, a tract that lies between Abraham 
Vanaken, Peter Kuykendall, Sr., and Helemus Case, now in posses- 
sion of myself and my son, Mattinas. Daughter, Mary Cole, £70. 
Daughter, Catharine Hain, £70. Daughter, Helenah Decker, £150. 
Son, Mattinas, 10 shillings, and my sawmill, and my son, Joseph, to 
have an equal share therein. Execeutors — sons, Martinas and Joseph. 
W'itnesses — Samuel Decker, Ruth Decker, Samuel Crowell. Proved 
Jan. 22, 1774. 

1773, Nov. 22. Inventory, £203.18.9, made by John Wlllson and 
Siivanus Adams. Lib. 17, p. 92. 



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1780, Sept. 21. Decow, Hannah, of Burlington, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Kinsey, Esq. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Allinson; both 
of said place. Witness — Abraham Hewlings. Lib. 23, p. 206. 

[No date.] De Graw, Cornelius. Copy of Inventory, £60, made by 
John Sip, Jr., and Harmanus Van Bussum. File No. 4467G. 

1772, Dee. 12. Degroot, Angeenitje, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Peter Degroot and John Aldington, both of the English Neighborhood, 
in the Hackensack Precinct, said Co. Witnesses — John Zabrisky, 
John Zabriske, Jr. Pile No. 972 B. 

1777, Oct. 31. De Hart, Baltus, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
De Hart. Fellowbondsman — David Cory; both of said Co. Witnesses 
— Susan Livingston and William Livingston, Jr., Surrogate. 

Lib. 20, p. 421. 

1777, Feb. 4. Dehart, Daniel, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. To Phebe Dehart, widow of Baltus Dehart, all my salt 
meadow. The rest of real and personal estate I give to my brother, 
Samuel Dehart, and my sister, Cattern Stibe. Executors — friends, 
Thomas Price and David Chandler. Witnesses — John Baldwin, David 
Chandler. Proved June 24, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 150. 

1776, Nov. 25. Dehart, Gisbert, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Jean Dehart, use of my plantation where I live. Plan- 
tation where my son, Cornelius, lives, to be sold. Five sons, Cor- 
nelius, Jacobus, William, John and Wynant, and my daughter, Anne, 
the money which my plantation brings. Executors — sons, Cornelius 
and William. Witnesses — Jacobus Van deventer, Cornelius de Hart, 
Jonathan Combs. Proved April 7, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 78. 

1777, Feb. 9. De Hart, Jacob, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; will of. 
Grandson, William De Hart, $154, which I lent to his wife last 
summer, and $135 she received of Michael Woodruff, and $169 which 
she received of John De Hart (which two last sums she paid Col. 
Ford); also $110 which he received of Elihu Crane, and 2 bonds which 
I have against him for £50 each; also a lot of law books, bought of 
the Executrix of Augustine Moore; but provided he does not bring 
any account against me for board, expences or disbursments for me, 
his brothers, sisters or mother. Grandson, Cyrus De Hart, the east 
Vz of the lot of land which I bought of Joseph Man, and the west ^^ 
of a lot of land, which formerly belonged to Richard Miller, deceased, 
which I bought of my son, Mathias, which lot contains about 9 
acres, and 6i/^ acres of salt meadow in the Great Meadows, which 
I purchased of Thomas Mitchell and George Jewell, and also the 
south Vs of that tract, which I bought of Benjamin Crane, bounded 
east on Joseph Magie, and west by land of Cavalier Jouet. Grand- 
son, Jacob Morris De Hart, the west V2 of the lot which I bought 
of Joseph Man, and the east i/^ of the lot which formerly belonged 
to Richard Miller, and the Vz of my salt meadow on Statten Island, 
which was patented to Lambert Dorland by Governor Andros; also 
8 acres of salt meadow which I bought of Cornelius Jewell, lying 
In Great Meadows. Grandson, Jacob De Hart, son of my son Jacob, 
the house and land in Elizabeth Town, which Samuel Man bought 
of my father, Mathias De Hart; also % of the meadow on Statten 



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Island, which was patented to Lambert Borland; also the north 14 
of the land boug-ht of Benjamin Crane, and the bond and mortgag-e 
which I have from Gabriel Baldwin, for the place he lives on. Grand- 
daughter, Margaret De Hart, daughter of my son, Jacob, £200. 
Granddaughters, Margaret and Abigail Amelia, daughters of my son, 
Mathias, £150. Son, John, £150, to be held in trust for my granddaugh- 
ter, Johanna, daughter of my son, Mathias. To each of my grandsons, 
John, Jacob, William Luce, Mathias Dagworthy, Stephen Richard, Ely 
Dagworthy, and James, sons of my son, John, £100 each. Granddaugh- 
ters, Sarah, Abigail, Jane and Louisa Hester Flint, £50 each. Grandson, 
Jacob, son of my son, John, my silver tumbler. Grandson, William 
Luce, my silver mug. Grandson, Mathias Dagworthy, my silver tank- 
ard. My granddaughter, Abigail, daughter of my son, John, my silver 
bowl. Son, John, I make the Guardian of all my said grandchildren. 
Son, John, the rest of my estate; but if he die in my lifetime, then 
to my grandsons, John, Jacob, William Luce, Mathias Dagworthy, 
Stephen Richard, Ely Dagworthy and James, sons of my said son 
John. Executor — son, John. Witnesses — Jonathan Hampton, John 
Lagrange, George Ross. Proved Sept. 18, 1780. Lib. 22, p. 287. 

1776, Nov. 13. Delarow, John, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Matthew Delarow. Fellowbondsmen — Georg-e Peterson and Aaron 
Biddle; all of said place, yeomen. 

1776, Nov. 12. Inventory, £22.6.0, made by Georg-e Peterson and 
Aaron Biddle. Lib. 18, p. 141. 

1772, March 21. Demarest, David, of Bergen Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Annatje Demarest and David Demarest. Pellowbondsman — John 
Zabriski, Jr.; all of said Co. Witnesses — Richard Brown and T. S. 
Porter. File No. 970 B. 

1770, March 10. Demarest, Peter Samnelse, of Schralenburgh, 
Bergen Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Samuel, Bible, gun and sword, 
as his birthright; also the farm where he lives, at a place called 
Closter, with the mill; and he is to pay to my daughters, Maria, 
Fytje and Sarah, at the decease of my wife, Margrietje, £100 to 
each. Daughter, Catalyntje, wife of William Christe, 100 acres at 
Schralenburgh, out of the farm where I live, and to be on the north 
side. Grandson, John Demarest, son of my son John, deceased, the 
rest of my farm. Wife, Margrietje, to have the management of my 
estate while my widow. Executors — son, Samuel, my son-in-law, 
William Christe, and my brother-in-law, Jacob Heeringh. Witnesses 
— David B. Demarest, James Stagg, Robert Llvesey. Proved June 10, 
1772. Lib. K, p. 506. 

1777, March 12. Deniaris, Peter, of Deerfield Township, Cumber- 
land Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary Demarls. Fellowbondsman — James 
Ewing; both of said place. Witnesses — Adam Terril and Arthur 
Davies. 

1777, March 14. Inventory, £116.1.11, made by Arthur Davies and 
Adam Terril. Lib. 18, p. 213. 

1777, July 24. De Money, Henry, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Executors are to get headstones, one for my 
own grave, one for my wife, Phebe's, grave, and one for my son, 
John's, grave. Son, Henry De Money, plantation where I live. Rest 



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of lands to be sold. Daughter, Bettey De Money, all the apparel 
that was her mother's, and £20. Daughters, Anna Prazee, Phebe 
Dove, Hannah Hetfield and Bettey De Money (when Bettey is of 
ag'e) all the rest. Executors — my son, Henry, and my son-in-law, 
John Frazee. Witnesses — William Tarry, Daniel Lyon, Jonathan 
Tary, William Coles. Proved Jan 7, 1778. 

1777, Dec. 20. Inventory, £292.14.1, made by Corbit Scudder and 
William Tarry. 

1777, Dec. 20. Inventory, £341.6.10. 

1781, March 5. Account by Henry De Money. Cash was paid to 
Moses Hetfield, William Cole, Susannah Littel, Mathias Hetfleld, Jr., 
John Frazee. Lib. 19, p. 456; Lib. 24, p. 29. 

1780, Aug. 21. Demott, Johannis, of Hillsborough, Somerset Co.; 
will of. The money due to my wife, Altye, by agreement before 
marriag'e, to be paid. Eldest son, John Demott, £5. Son, Derick, 
the weaver's loom. Daughter, Elizabeth Gulick, my looking glass. 
Rest of personal and real estate to my 3 sons and two daughters, 
John, Abraham, Derick, and Catherine Post and Elizabeth Gulick. 
Executors — my 3 sons. Witnesses — Richard Hall, Abraham Voor- 
heese, Abraham Voorheese, Jr. Proved Oct. 16, 1780. 

1780, Sept. 26. Inventory, made by Richard Hall, Jeronius Van 
Der Bilt and Abraham Voorheese. Lib. 22, p. 212. 

1776, Sept. 16. Demund, Edward, of Mansfield Woodhouse Town- 
ship, Sussex Co.; will of. Wife, Hannah, various articles. Land to 
be sold. Son, William Thornel Demund, £20. Son, Lewis, £20. My 
wife and children, Peter, Joseph, Mary, William Thornell, Lewis, 
all the rest. Executors — wife, Hannah, my brother, John, and friend, 
George Warner. Witnesses — Joseph Shotwell, Nathaniel Martin, 
Benjamin Thornal. Proved Oct. 16, 1776. 

1776, Oct. 7. Inventory, £799.10.1, made by James Hazlitt and 
Christian Cummins. 

1779, Aug. 17. Account by Hannah Demund and George Warner. 

Lib. M, p. 91; Lib. 18, p. 664. 

1776, Oct. 28. Demund, John, of Bedminster Township, Somerset 
Co.; will of. Son, William Demund, my plantation in Hunterdon Co. 
Wife, Mary, the use of both farms, till my son, William, is 21, for 
support of wife and children. When William is 21, my land in 
Somerset Co. to be sold, and the money to be given to my wife and 
daughters, Susanah, Elizabeth and Mary. Executors — wife, Mary, 
Rev. Jeremiah Halsey and Thomas Berry. Witnesses — Mathias Sharp, 
Mathew Cuningham, Obadiah Taylor. Proved April 21, 1777. 

1777, Jan. 31. Inventory, £763.1.0, made by John King and Garret 
Lane. Lib. 18. p. 530. 

1777, May 29. Demund, Mary, of Bedminster Township, Somerset 
Co., widow of John Demund; will of. Son, William Demund, £20, 
when he is 21. My sister, Margret Colwell, £50. Daughters, Susan- 
nah, Elizabeth and Mary, the rest of the estate left to me by my 
husband, when they are 18. Executor — Jeremiah Halsey, Thomas 
Berry and Nathaniel Ker. Witnesses — Samuel Moore, John Berry, 
Andrew Hunter. Proved Aug. 15, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 229. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 I39 

1778, Jan. 31. Deinuiiil, Peter, Jr., of Bedminster Township, 
Somerset Co.; will of. To my wife, a wench named Dine, a bed and 
mare. Oldest son, Peter, £30. Son, Mathias, £20. Daughter, Susan- 
nah, negro girl Jane. When Peter is 21, the estate to be sold and 
the proceeds to be given to my wife and my sons, Peter, Mathias, 
John, Edward, and daughters, Susannah and Elizabeth. Executors — 
friends, Mathias Lane and Guisbert Sutphin. Witnesses — Michal van 
Court, Nelley Sutphen, Ezekiel Akaley. Proved Feb. 9, 1778. 

1778, Feb. 9. Inventory, £2,516.5.6, made by Garrett Lane and 
Roelof Sutfen. Lib. 19, p. 489. 

1777, Dec. 8. Deniniiii, Jacob, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Hannah 
Denman and Philip Denman. Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel Miller; all 
of said Co. Witness — Samuel Meeker. Lib. 16, p. 510. 

1769, Jan. 14. Denman, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Eldest son, John, 2 shillings. Son, Joseph, land 
near where he lives, bounded by John Scudder, Benjamin Scudder, 
John Williams, and my son, Joseph. Sons, Daniel and Christopher, 
my plantation of about 50 acres. Sons, Joseph, Daniel and Christopher, 
all my Vs part of the mill and land near thereto, and my salt meadow, 
and real estate not before devised. Wife, Elizabeth, all the goods 
which she brought at our marriage. Daughters, Mary and Jane, the 
moveable estate. I hold a lot of land by mortgage at Square, in 
Monmouth Co. Executors — my friends, Ephraim Terrill and David 
Ross, Jr. Witnesses — Henry Williams, Joseph Williams, Jr., Abraham 
Clark . Proved April 2, 1776. Lib. L, p. 429. 

1778, Sept. 15. Denman, Philip, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Son, Joseph, £5. Grandson, Jacob Denman, land that 
begins at a red oak that was formerly John Swaim's corner, and 
from thence down the fence, east 3 chains, from thence towards 
Cornelius Swaim's orchard, 3 chains wide to the road, from thence 3 
chains to the corner of said Jacob Denman's land. Son, Philip, the 
rest of my homestead, that I bought of Jonathan Hampton and 
Henry Berry. Grandson, Major Denman, the son of Jacob, deceased, 
£50, when Major is 10 years of age. Daughter, Mary Pierson, £6. 
Grandson, Joseph Denman, son of Joseph, 50 acres of land, joining 
along the mountain, and land of my son Joseph; and my son Joseph, 
to have the use of it, till said grandson is of age; but if my grand- 
son die under age, then the land to go to his brothers, Samuel, 
William and Philip, when 21. Grandsons, Mathias, Samuel, Joseph, 
William and Philip Denman, rest of above tract of land. Son, Samuel, 
£31 that he owes me. Son, Philip, is to give to Hannah, 10 bushels 
of corn, and 15 of buckwheat, and she is to have the use of the 
east room, and apples for summer use in her family, as long as she 
remains Jacob Denman's widow. Daughter, Abigail Woodruff, a 
bed, etc. My eldest daughter, Mary Pierson, rest of beds, etc. Sons, 
Joseph and Mathias , my apparel. Executors — brother, Thomas Den- 
man, and my friend, Samuel Brooks. Witnesses — John Denman, Cor- 
nelius Swaim, Jacob Swaim. Proved April 10, 1780. Lib. 21, p. 304. 

1779, Aug. 17. Dennis, Benjamin, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah Dennis, of said place. Fellowbondsmen — John Littl<» 
and Theophilus Little; both of Monmouth Co. Witness — EUhu 
Spencer. 



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1779, Sept. 3. Inventory, £1,072.2.6, made by John Ely and George 
Coryell. Lib. 22, p. 15. 

1769, March 18. Dennis, Jacob, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons, Jacob, Anthony and Benjamin, all my lands. 
Daughter, Hannah, £10. Daughter, Sarah, £8. Daughter, Elizabeth, 
£7. Daughter, Increase, £7. To son Benjamin's 3 children, namely, 
Jacob, Emilia and John, each £5. Executors — sons, Jacob, Anthony 
and Benjamin. Witnesses — Philip Lewis, Joseph Price, James Mount. 
Proved Jan. 11, 1775. 

1775, Jan. 12. Inventory, £15.2.4, made by John Williams and 
Ebenezer Allen. 

1775, April 27. Agreement between Jacob Dennis, Anthony Dennis 
and Benjamin Dennis, that half of the increase of old stock and 
cattle belongs to the estate of Jacob Dennis, deceased, and that the 
hogs are to be all the said Anthony's. Lib. L, p. 368. 

1772, June 5. Dennis, James, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah Dennis, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsmen — 
Henry Peterson, of said place, blacksmith, and Solomon Smith, of 
Piles Grove, said Co., yeoman. 

1772, May 18. Inventory, £125. 17.0, made by Peter Boon and Henry 
Peterson. Lib. 14, p. 430. 

1771, March 12. Dennis, Joseph, of Hopewell Township, Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. Plantation where I live, situated in Townships of 
Hopewell, Stow Creek and Greenwich, I give to my sister, Elizabeth 
Dennis. I also give her a house and lot in Greenwich, adjoining 
Richard Wood. Brother, Samuel Dennis, a salt marsh in Greenwich 
Township, joining Philip Dennis and Charles Davis, near Stow Creek. 
Executrix — said sister, Elizabeth Dennis. Witnesses — David Gillman, 
Elener Gillman, Mary Sheppard. Proved Sept. 6, 1771. Lib. 15, p. 215. 

1780, Jan. 13. Dennis, Joseph, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — Deborah 
Dennis, widow. Fellowbondsman — John Johnston; both of said Co. 
Witness — William Applegate. Lib. 22, p. 16. 

1773, April 18. Dennis, Mary, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Advanced in years. Sons, Richard Dennis, John Dennis and 
Patrick Dennis, all real and personal estate, except what is here- 
after given. Son, John and Patrick, the house I live in. Niece, Mary 
Ogden, viridow of Moses Ogden, deceased, my apparel. Executors — 
my said sons. Witnesses — Jacob Martin, Jr., Lewis Dunham, Azariah 
Dunham. Proved at Morristown, Sept. 4, 1778. 

1779, June 4. Inventory, made by William Harrison and Abraham 
Schuyler. 

1783, June 27. Inventory, £404.3.9, made by Nathaniel Ayers and 
Thomas Kirkpatrick. Lib. 21, p. 6. 

1776, April 26. Dennis, Nathaniel, of Sussex Co., yeoman; will of. 
Elder brother, John Dennis, 40 shillings. Cousin, Ezekiel Dennis, son 
of my brother, Joseph, my tools. Cousin, Jesse Dennis, son of my 
brother, Joseph, the legacy left me by my father of £80. Sister, 
Hannah, wife of Joseph Dennis, and her daughter, Nancy Dennis, my 
debts due on book. Executors — cousins, Ezekiel Dennis and Jesse 
Dennis. Witnesses — Joseph Dennis, Joseph Barton. Proved May 28, 
1776. Lib. 17. p. 338. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 I4I 

1777, May 19. Denny, Frederick, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co.. 
laborer. Int. Adm'r — Gabriel De Veber, of said place, merchant. 

Lib. 18, p. 484. 

1777, May 25. Depue, Henry, of Newton, Sussex Co., farmer; will of. 
Wife, Sary Depue, son, David and Hanry, £100 to each. Sons, Benja- 
min, David and Henry, all my lands, and they are to support my son, 
John. Executors — my wife, son, Benjamin, William Cregor and John 
Dewitt. Witnesses — John Timbs, Isaac Dewitt, Zachariah Price. 
Proved June 26, 1777. 

1777, June 25. Inventory, £803.14.2, made by Isaac Dewitt and 
Jacob Bockhoven. 

1779, April 23. Account by Sarah Depue, Benjamin Depue, William 
Creg-or and John Dewitt. Lib. M, p. 90; Lib. 18, p. 665; Lib. 23, p. 131. 

1779, June 5. Derenier, Abraham, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jacob Deremer. Fellowbondsman — Peter Deremer; both of said Co. 

1779, June 4. Renunciation by Elenor Deremer, widow of Abraham 
Deremer, who signed her name as "Nelley" Deremer. 

1779, July 17. Inventory, £591.7.6, made by John Stothoff and Peter 
Nevius. Lib. 22, p. 30. 

1775, July 18. Devans, Nicholas, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'rs — John 
Cleves Symmes and James Shaw. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Ander- 
son. Witnesses — Jane Allen and Joseph Anderson. Lib. 15, p. 545. 

1770, Jan. 27. Devlney, John, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rebecka Deviney, % my moveable estate. My wife, with my 
daughter, Marg-ett, V2 my plantation. Daughter, Prudence, £10. Daugh- 
ter, Margett, £30. Grandson, Samuel Bacon, £25. Daughters, Mary, 
Prudence and Margett, all my lands. Executors — son-in-law, Henry 
Sparks, and my daughter, Margett. Witnesses — Susannah Cleaver, 
Elizabeth Cleaver, Thomas Sayre. Proved March 22, 1775. 

1775, March 10. Inventory, £368.17.5, made by Thomas Sayre and 
Jonathan Wood. File No. 1604 Q. 

1772, Jan. 8. Devoss, Matthias, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Dickeson, of Upper Alloways Creek, said Co., yeoman. Fellowbonds- 
men — Christopher Smith, of Mannington, said Co., yeoman, and 
Richard Browne, of Town of Salem, gent. 

1772, Jan. 3, Renunciation by Elizabeth Devoss, in favor of John 
Dickinson. 

1772, Jan. 3. Inventory, £20.4.6, made by Christopher Smith and 
Elisha Allen. Lib. 14, p. 429. 

1772, Nov. 23. Dewitt, Paul, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Dewitt. Fellowbondsman — George William Rope; both of said 
Co. Witness — John De Hart. 

1772, Nov. 23. Inventory, £148, made by John Hendershot and Tunis 
Young. 

1774, July 11. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 14, p. 547; Lib. 15, p. 498. 

1776, Oct. 23. Dewitt, Peter, the elder, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary Dewitt and Peter Dewitt, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Predmore; all of said place. 



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1776, Nov. 6. Inventory, £377.8.9, made by Daniel Predmore and 
John Dewitt. 

1778, July 20. Account by Adm'rs. Lib. 16, p. 519; Lib. 16, p. 524. 

1775, July 21. Dey, David, Jr., of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph 
Olden. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Plum; both of said Co. 

Lib. M, p. 32. 

1776, Dec. 9. Dianient, Hedges, of Downs Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Brothers, Jonathan, Nathaniel and Jeames, 5 shilling's 
each. Sister, Sarah Swing, 5 shillings. Sisters, Dorcas Peaterson 
and Rhoda Diament, rest of my estate. Executrix — Sister, Rhoda. 
Witnesses — Abigail Whitecar, Ruth Whitecar, Aaron Peterson. 
Proved 1776 (?). File No. 6044 F. 

1776, March 1. Diament, James, of Fairfield Township, Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. Wife, % of my personal estate, and 30 pounds 
of flax. Son, James, all my land on Jones Island. Daughter, Sarah, 
the wife of John Westcott, 5 shillings. Daughter, Abigail, the wife 
of Charles Howell, 5 shillings. Son, Nathaniel, all my lands in Downs 
Township, at the Bear Swamp. Daughters, Hannah Diament, Mary 
Diament, Ruth Diament and Louis Diament, rest of moveable estate, 
when they are 18. Executor — my friend, Charles Howell. Witnesses 
— Nathaniel Diament, Elizabeth Powell, Timothy Elmer. Proved 
April 19, 1776. 

1776, March 27. Inventory, £175.18.8, made by Ephraim Harris and 
John Bower. Lib. 17, p. 395. 

1773, Marcli 16. Dichfield, John, of Burlington, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Carty. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Haight; both of said 
place. Lib. 14, p. 524. 

1774, Dec. 7. Diclienson, Jane, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r-?— John 
Dickenson. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Sinnickson; both of said Co. 

File No. 1558Q. 

1775, Nov. 27. Dicker, Barbara, of Northampton Township, Bur- 
lington Co., widow. Int. Adm'r — John Jacobs. Fellowbondsman — 
George Haines; both of said place. 

1775, Nov. 27. Inventory, £11.17.1, made by Peter Brown and George 
Haines. 

1775, Dec. 20. Account made by Adm'r. Paid Nicholas Dicker for 
funeral expences. Lib. 16, p. 495. 

1776, Jan. 4. Dicker, Michael, of Northampton, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Catherine Dicker, widow of said Michael Dicker. Fellow- 
bondsman, Job Gaskill; both of said place. Lib. 16, p. 496. 

1777, Aug. 7. Dickerson, Peter, of Morristown, Morris Co., Captain 
in the service of the United States; will of. Wife, Sarah, the house 
and 4 or 5 acres where we live, and my interest in the grist mill, 
being 14, and £30. She is to educate my younger children. Daugh- 
ters, Mary, Phebe and Esther, £10 to each. Daughter, Nance, £50. 
Sons, Jonathan, Jesse, John, Peter, Joseph and William, rest of estate. 
Executors — wife, Sarah, son, Jonathan, and my friend, Benjamin 
Pierson, Jr. Witnesses — William Johnes, Damaris Crane, Timothy 
Johnes. Proved May 23, 1780. Lib. 22, p. 337. 



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176S, Aug. 30. Dickeson, John, of Upper Alloways Creek Township, 
Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Martha, £200, and profits of plan- 
tation, till son John is 21. Son, William, plantation where he lives, 
of 250 acres, which was late Bryan O'Harrows. Son, Thomas, the 
plantations whiclf I bought of Michel Lee and Isrel Morris, and 
of the Sheriff of Cumberland Co., late the property of David Sears, 
lying- near Cohansey Creek. Sons, David and John, the land where 
I live, and 9 and 10 hundred acres, which I bought of Francis 
Donlap and Robert Johnson and his sisters. Son, John, the house 
where I live, with 400 acres. Sons, William, Thomas, David and 
John, 50 acres of salt marsh and Alloways Creek, joining to William 
Oakford. Daughter, Mary Dickeson, £500. Executors — wife, Martha, 
and sons, William and Thomas. Witnesses — Mathias Devoss, William 
Devoss, John Holme. Proved Aug. 3, 1779. 

1777, Nov. 3. Inventory, £3,130.9.7, made by John Holme and John 
Mayhew. Lib. 21, p. 263. 

1777, April 9. Dickinson, Ashbrook, of Salem Co. Ward. Son of 
William Dickinson, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of 
Samuel Ray as his Guardian. 

1777, April 9. Guardian — Samuel Ray, of Uper Alloways Creek, 
said Co. Fellowbondsmen — John Kelley, of said place, and Joel Gar- 
rison, of Pitts Grove, said Co., yeoman. Lib. 18, p. 469. 

1777, Dec. 8. Dickinson, John, of Salem, Salem Co.; will of. After 
debts are paid, the rest to my children, and the boys to have £50 
more than the girls. Daughter, Susanna, to have the negro wench, 
Dinah. Executors — Edward Keasbey and Charles Bilderback. Wit- 
nesses — Isaac Mukins, Samuel Stockton, James Tyler. Proved Feb. 7, 
1778. 

1778, Feb. 7. Inventory, £3,249.0.11, made by Benjamin Holme and 
Robert Johnson. Lib. 20, p. 164. 

1773, Dec. 22. Dickinson, Peter, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Philimon Dickinson and Samuel Tyler. Pellowbondsman — Thomas 
Ball; all of said Co. Witness — Robert Ogden, Jr. 

1773, Dec. 18. Renunciation by Sarah Dickinson, widow of Peter 
Dickinson, in favor of her son, Philemon Dickinson, and son-in-law, 
Samuel Tyler. Witnesses — Abraham Lowrance and Hannah Darling. 

Lib. K, p. 553. 

1777, April 19. Dickinson, Philemon, of Morris Co.; ■will of. Wife, 
Johanah Dickinson, livestock and provisions, to bring up the children. 
Wife to have the use of the plantation till my sons come of age. 
If my wife should be with a child, it is to have its portion. Sons, 
Peter and Caleb, my plantation. Executors — wife, Johanah, my 
brother, Braneard Dickinson, and my brother-in-law, Samuel Tyler. 
Witnesses — Shephen Morehouse, John Blanchard, Caleb Swayze. 
Proved July 7, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 474. 

1777, May 14. Dickinson, William, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary Dickinson. Fellowbondsman — John Hillman; 
both of said place. 

1777, May 13. Inventory, £65.9.4, made by Jonathan Morgan and 
John Hillman. Lib. 18, p. 474. 



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1764, Aug. 20. Dieppel, Lucas, of Bridgewater Township, Somerset 
Co.; will of. The 120 acres of land where I live to be sold, and my 
wife to have % the amount and £100 more. Eldest son, John, the 
land where he lives that joins William Graham, and contains 50 
acres. After my wife, Mary, has been paid, then the rest to be given 
to my sons, Christopher Teaple and Peter Teaple, and my son-ln- 
laws, Jacob Fusler and John Meyer. Daughter, Ursula, wife of John 
Appleman, a silver tankard. Executors — son, Christopher Teaple and 
John Appleman. "Witnesses — Andrew Leake, Daniel Castner, Sidney 
Berry. 

1773, Nov. 16. Codicil. My wife, Mary, may live on the place, 
and my son's daughter, Peggy, who lives with us, to have a good 
outset when 18. My son, Christopher's eldest son, Luke, to have 
my gun. My son, Peter's son, Luke, a gun, and my son John's son, 
Luke, £3. My son-in-law Jacob Fusler's son, Luke, £3. Witnesses — 
Daniel Castner, Jacob Castner, Philip King. Proved Jan. 26, 1774. 

1774, Jan. 19. Inventory, made by John Haas and Daniel Castner. 
Bond due from John Teeple, Jacob Lang and George Teeple for £70. 

Lib. L, p. 85. 

1777, March 3. Dildine, Sampson, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Oldest son, Uriah, a horse. Oldest daughter, Abigal, a wench, and the 
bed that was her late mother's. My youngest daughter, Sarah, my 
bed, and £40 when she comes of age. Sons, Uriah, Abram, Samuel, 
Richard, John, Thomas and Ralph, all my land, to be allotted to them 
by my brother, Uriah, and Jacob Dodder and John Roy. Executors — 
brother, Uriah, my brother-in-law, Jacob Dodds and John Roy. Wit- 
nesses — Richard Hunt, Joseph Ker, Thomas Hunt. Proved April 27, 
1777. 

1777, April 24. Inventory, £407.1.6, made by Charles Rhodes and 
Peter Bt. Shaver. Lib. 18, p. 672. 

1775, Aug. 29. Dilkes, Ann, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Ann Bee, my apparel, and to Susanna O. Bryan, 
£5, when she is 18. Grandson, Robert Bee, rest of my estate, when 
he is 21; but, if he die, then to the first child that shall be born 
of my daughter, Ann Bee; and, in case of no such child, then to my 
grandson, Jonathan Bee. Executor — son-in-law, Ephraim Bee. Wit- 
nesses — Benjamin Carpenter, Samuel Carpenter, Patience Carpenter. 
Proved April, 1776. 

1775, Sept. 29. Inventory, £148.16.11, made by Benjamin Heritage 
and Benjamin Carpenter. Lib. 17, p. 350. 

1770, Dec. 1. Dilkes, John, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Grandson, John McQueen, a piece of land, taken 
up by Janaes Cattle, joining John Carter and John Jones, on the 
northeast side of my other lands, of the old tract; also another piece 
of land, between the lands of John Porch and Robert Turner, during 
his life, and, after his death, to his eldest son and to his heirs, and, 
for want of such heirs, then to the 2d son of said John McQueen 
and his heirs, and, for want of such heirs, then to the 3d, 4th, 5th 
and 6th son of the said John McQueen, and their heirs; and, for 
lack of such sons, then to daughters of said John McQueen, and for 
lack of such heirs, then to the heir of my son, Aaron Dilks; but the 
profits of said land, I give to my granddaughter, Hannah Dilkes, 
until the said John McQueen is 21. Son, Aaron, the rest of my lands. 



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during his life, and, after his death, to the eldest son of said Aaron, 
and his heirs, and, for lack of such heirs, then to the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th 
and 6th son of said Aaron, and their heirs, and, for lack of such 
heirs, then to the daughters of said Aaron and their heirs, and, if 
Aaron die without such heir, then the profits to be given to his 
children. Wife, Anne, the % of the rents of the plantation where 
I live. Daughter, Elizabeth Leake, 5 shillings, as she has had of 
my estate. Daughter, Rebecca Taber, 5 shillings. Granddaughter, 
Rebecca McQueen, a chest of drawers, when 18. Granddaughter, 
Hannah Taber, £10, on the day of her marriage. Granddaughter, Han- 
nah Dilkes, £10, on the day of marriage. Son, Aaron, rest of moveable 
estate. To Joseph Leeds (if living), my apparel. Whereas, I am 
administrator with my daughter, Elizabeth Leake, of the estate of 
her late husband, William McQueen, which estate is in my hands, 
I order my executors to take the same in their care, and pay 
the same to the children of said William McQueen. Executors — son, 
Aaron, and friend, James Hinchman. Witnesses — James Dilkes, Jacob 
Dilks, Samuel Blackwood. Proved March 23, 1771. 

1771, March 11. Inventory, £290.3.3, made by Thomas Nightingale 
and Jeremiah Carter. Lib. 15, p. 143. 

1780, Sept. 1. Dillon, James, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Son, Thomas Vaughan Dillon, my lot of land in Mecans Parish, 
in Mary Lane, in City of Dublin; but, if he die under age, then I 
give the said lot to my mother, Elizabeth Dillon, during her life, 
and, after her death, then to my sister, Sarah. To my natural son, 
born of the body of Anne Chattin, of Gloucester Co., West Jersey, 
£10, when he is 21. I have a gold locket, which I bought for my 
late dear wife, which I give to my mother-in-law, Anne Lyon. All 
the rest of my estate I give to my said son, Thomas, but, if he die 
under age, then I give all the portion I had of his mother to his 
niece, Kitty Vaughan, the daughter of my wife's brother, Thomas 
Vaughan, deceased, and the rest of my personal estate to my sister, 
Sarah Dillon. I place my said son, Thomas, under the care of his 
grandmother, Anne Lyon. Executors — the said Anne Lyon, Mrs. 
Hannah Vaughan, relict of my wife's brother Thomas Vaughan, and 
my friend. Captain Nathaniel Paulcomer and William Stretch. Wit- 
nesses — Martha Arney, Joseph Read, William Stretch. Proved Sept. 
9, 1780. Lib. 22, p. 271. 

1777, Jan. 30. Dilmore, Peter, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. Adm'x 
Jane Dilmore. Fellowbondsmen — Giles Lambson and Ananias Elwell; 
all of said place. 

1777, Feb. 29. Inventory, £43.13.0, made by Moses Hill and John 
Curry. Lib. 18, p. 141. 

1770, July 21. Disbrow, John, of South Ward of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Son, John Disbrow, my plantation in Amboy, 
bounding on the Bay, the ferry, and where he lives. Wife, Sarah, 
plantation where I live, during her life. Son, Elijah, after wrife's 
death, the plantation w^here I live at Roundabout, on Raritan River. 
Daughter, Mary Disbrow, if she lives to be married, land at Spots- 
wood, and the moveable estate, after her mother's death. Executors 
— wife, Sarah, and my son, John. Witnesses — Moses Rolfe, Ephraim 
Rolfe, Jonathan Rolfe. Proved July 27, 1771. Lib. K, p. 355. 

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1776, Jan. 16. Diskill, Anne, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Brother, Clemens Diskill, and my nephew, Clemens Diskill, 
eldest son of said Clemens, 5 shilling-s each, as they are my heirs at 
law. William Black is to have the use of % the land where I live 
during- his life and, after his death, I give to William Salter, whom 
I have raised from his infancy, the said land, which contains 2i^ 
acres and 3 perches. To Mary Winter, my apparel. Executors — 
neighbors, John Ringo and Joseph Boss. Witnesses — Gershom Craven, 
John Bullman, Ontell Kempel. Proved Feb. 12, 1776. Lib. 17, p. 363. 

1777, Oct. 11. Ditmars, Peter, of Hillsborough, Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Altie Ditmars and John Ditmass. Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Ammerman; all of said Co. Witness — Hendrick V. Arsdalen. 

1777, Oct. 9. Inventory, £82.2.0, made by John Staats, Stephen Ter- 
hune and Hendrick Vanarsdalen. Lib. 18, p. 625. 

1776, Feb. 15. Ditmars, Rem, of Millstone, Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Lenah Ditmars and John Ditmars; both of said Co. Wit- 
nesses — Laurance Van Cleef and John Leferty. 

1775, Aug. 7. Inventory, £760.4.4, made by Denice Van Liew, Cor- 
nelius Van Liew, John Van Liew and Laurence Van Cleef, trustees 
of the estate of Rem Ditmars, of Millstone, yeoman, and Laurence 
Van Cleef, Peter Staats and Isaac Van Cleef. Lib. M, p. 30. 

1770, Jan. 30.. Ditmas.s, Douvee, of Somerset Co., farmer; will of. 
Wife, Altie, the plantation where I live, while my widow. Planta- 
tion where my son, Jehonnis, now lives must go to pay debts. Wife 
to have the goods she brought at our marriage. When the place 
where I live is sold, my sons, Peter and Douwe, are to have outsets 
equal to the two sons w^ho are married, and my two single daughters, 
Seitie and Altie, to have outsets equal to those who are married. 
Oldest sons, John, Jehonnis and Peter, £100, and youngest son, 
Douwe, £150. Children, John, Jehonnis, Peter, Douwe, £150. Children, 
John, Jehonnis, Peter, Douwe, and daughters, Jannetje, Willimpie, 
Seitie and Altie, the rest. Executors — wife, Altie, and sons, John, 
Jehonnis, Peter and Douwe. Witnesses — Abraham Staats, Reyneer 
Staats, Cornelius Van Dike. Proved March 28, 1775. Lib. L, p. 331. 

1775, Aug. 8. Dixon, William, Jr., of Hanover.Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, a lot of land called the Perry Field. Younger chil- 
dren to be brought up. Rest of estate to my 2 sons, Jonathan and 
Lot, each 2 shares, and to my 4 daughters, Catharine Dixon, Mary* 
Dixon, Hannah Dixon and Sarah Dixon, each one share. Executors — 
friends, David Bates and Moses Crane, the blacksmith. Witnesses — 
Samuel Jenner, Moses Carman, Daniel Tuttle. Proved Aug. 18, 1775. 

Lib. L, p. 316. 

1770, Oct. 28. Doane, Thomas, of Gloucester Co.. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Clement, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Abel Clement; both of said 
Co. 

1779, Oct. 27. Renunciation by Elizabeth Doan, widow of said 
Thomas Doan, in favor of Samuel Clement. Witness — Abel Clement. 

1780, April 27. Inventory, made by Jacob Jennings and Joseph 
Clement. Lib. 22, p. 12. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 147 

1776, Nov. 11. Dobbins, Jsiiues, of Mount Holly, Burling-ton Co., 
blacksmith. Int. Adm'rs — Ruth Dobbins and William Lees. Fellow- 
bondsman — James Dobbin; all of said place. 

1776, Nov. 16. Inventory, £259.3.10, made by Henry Paxson and 
John West. Lib. 18, p. 55. 

1773, Nov. 17. Dolbeer, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 

Adm'x — Rebecca Dolbeer. Fellowbondsman — David Herriot; both of 
said place. 

1773, Nov. II. Inventory, made by Jonathan Moores and Jonathan 
Inslee. Lib. K, p. 553. 

1776, April 24. Dolbeer, Rebecca, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Jesse Dolbeer. Fellowbondsman — David Herriot; both of said 
place. 

1776, April 23. Inventory of the estate of Rebecca Dolbeer, widow, 
made by David Herriot and William Cutter. Lib. M, p. 29. 

1759, Oct. 20. Donham, Joseph, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife to have the use of land. Son, Daniel, 1/6 of my lands, 
joining- the Vz acre where he lives. Rest of estate to be sold. 
Daughter, Sarah, a prayer book. Young-est daug-hters, Abigail and 
Phebe, £25. Youngest sons, James, Joseph, Elisha, Moses and 
Jonathan, rest of my money. Wife to bring up my young children. 
Executors — friend, Ebenezer Foster, and sons, Joseph and Elisha. 
Witnesses — Jonathan Cambell, Amos Donham, Nathaniel Fitz Ran- 
dolph. Proved Dec. 27, 1771, by Isaac Donham, brother to Amos 
Donham, one of the witnesses. Lib. K, p. 396. 

1772, Feb. 19. Dorland, Liambert, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Vanlew, of Long Island, New York. Fellowbondsman — Johannes 
Van Leuwe ("in English John Vanlew"), of Somerset Co. 

1772, Feb. 19. Renunciation by John Dorland, of Somerset Co., the 
eldest son of said Lambert Dorland, in favor of John Van Leuwe, 
of Long Island, who is the greatest creditor. 

1772, May 6. Inventory, made by Gizebert Lane and John Voorhees. 

Lib. K, p. 381. 

1774, Aug:. 12. Dorlant, Gerret, Sr., of Somerset Co., farmer; will 
of. Son, Garret, £10. Son, Lucis, £75. Son, Abraham, £75. Daughter, 
Tanity, and her children, that is or may be born while she is the 
wife of William Whilliamson, £220. My wife's nephew, (?) Mariah 
Vanarsdalen, daughter of Yerry, £25. Daughter, Lanah, to have an 
outset. The rest of my personal and real estate to be divided equally 
between my wife, Hility, son, Garret, son, Lucis, son, Abraham, 
daughter, Lamitie, daughter, Mariah, daughter, Idaugh, daughter, 
Yanity, and daughter, Lanah. Executors — wife, Hility, Hendericua 
Van Dike, Garritt Vanarsdalen and John Van Dike, Jr. Witnesses — 
John Van Dike, Jr., Gideon De Camp, Jeremiah Van Dike. Proved 
Sept. 1, 1774. 

1774, Aug. 29. Inventory, £1,165.12.4, made by Roelof Van Dike and 
Henry Kanady. Lib. L, p. 220. 

1771, Jan. 21. Dorsett, Joseph, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Dorsett, son of said Joseph. Fellowbondsman — 
Stephen Hedges; both of said place. 



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1771, Jan. 21. Renunciation by Mary Dorsett, the widow. Witnesses 
— Hannah Burdge and Mary Dorsett. 

1771, March 21. Inventory, £420.19.5, made by Jonathan Plaise and 
Blias Bailey. 

1772, Jan. 21. Account by Adm'r. Lib. K, p. 257. 

1776, Aug. 28. Dotey, Isaac, of Borough of Elizabeth, Somerset Co.; 
will of. Now wounded at Long- Island, but of perfect mind. My 
lands at Stoney Hill, that I bought of Jacob Davis, and my saw 
mill, and a part of my plantation, to be sold, in order to pay my 
debts; and the rest of estate I give to my wife, Mary, to bring up 
my children, and, after the youngest son, Henry, is of age, then I 
give to my 2 sons, Samuel and Henry, all the rest, but they are to 
pay to each of my daughters, Rachel and Sarah, £30. Executors — 
friends, Joseph Allen, the 3d, David Smalley, and my wife, Mary. 
Witnesses — Richard Penny, Joseph Murrel, Joseph Morse, Jr. Proved 
Oct. 30, 1776. Lib. 18, p. 25. 

1778, Jan. 22. Dotey, Samuel, of Somerset Co.; farmer. Int. Adm'r — 
Benjamin Dotey. Fellowbondsmen — Joseph Allen and David Smalley; 
all of said Co., yeomen. 

1778, May 20. Inventory, £284.10.9, made by Capt. Samuel Dunn 
and Joseph Drake. 

1779, Jan. 22. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 16, p. 520; Lib. 16, p. 524. 

1780, May 4. Doty, Benjamin, of Somerset Co. ; will of. To the 
children of my sister, Rachel Sutton, 1/2 of my real and personal estate, 
when they come of age. To the children of my brother, Isaac Doty, 
deceased, the other i/4 of the real and personal, when they come of 
age. The land to be sold when Henry Doty, son of my brother, 
Isaac, comes of age. Executors — friends, David Smalley and John 
Manning. Witnesses — Clarkson Manning, Richard Rolfe. Proved 
May 30, 1780. 

1780, May 23. Inventory, £2,327.4.6, made by Ezra Woodden and 
Isaac Parker. Lib. 22, p. 81. 

1775, March 27. Doty, Moses, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Grandson, Moses Doty, the son of my son, Moses, 
deceased, £50, when he is 21. My granddaughters, Mary and Sarah, 
the sisters of said grandson, £25 to each, when they are 18. To Eliza- 
beth Doty, the daughter of Elizabeth Doty, deceased, who lives with 
John Bloom, £50, when she is 18. Daughter, Marcy, the wife of Ruben 
Compton, £50. To my daughter, the wife of Garret Rosaboom, £20. 
Sons, Solomon and Joshua, the rest of my personal and real estate. 
Executors — sons, Solomon and Joshua, and my brother-in-law, John 
Bloom. Witnesses — Insley Dalglish, Insley Roy, John Roy. Proved 
April 19, 1775. 

1775, April 18. Inventory, made by Samuel Dalglish and John 
Worth. Lib. L, p. 327. 

1779, Sept. 30. Doty, William (the 3rd), of Somerset Co.. farmer. 
Int. Adm'r — Jonathan Bloomfield, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman. Pellowbondsman — Jonathan Penniton, of Somerset Co., 
yeoman. 

1779, Oct. 1. Inventory, £1,874.9.6, made by Thomas Collyer and 
Jonathan Penninton. 

1782, Nov. 21. Account by Adm'r. Lib. M, p. 132; Lib. 22, p. 19. 



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1771, March 2. Dougherty, Constantine, late Surgeon in the New 
Jersey Reg-iment. Int. Adm'r — William McDonald, of Somerset Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Deare, of Perth Amboy. Witness — 
Bowes Reed. Lib. K. p. 268. 

1775, April 10. Dougherty, James, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Ward. 
Son of Edward Dougherty, of said place, deceased. Said Ward makes 
choice of Ephraim Loyd as his Guardian, to look after lands left him 
in the will of his father. 

1775, April 10. Guardian — Ephraim Loyd. Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph Tindall; both of said place, yeomen. Lib. 15, p. 541. 

1777, Aug. 30. Doughty, Daniel, of Springfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Daughter, Mary Smith, £50 yearly, out of the profits 
of my plantation where I live. Grandson, Daniel Doughty Smith, 
farm where I live, he paying to his mother the above £50. Grandson, 
Samuel Smith, £500. Grandson, "William Lovet Smith, £100, when 21. 
Granddaughter, Ann Smith, my lands and tenements in Mount Holly; 
also 20 acres which I bought of Zacariah Rosel. The rest of my 
lands in Northampton Township I give to my granddaughters, Abigail 
Smith and Mary Smith, at the death of their mother, who is to have 
the profits while she lives. Rest of real and personal to my daughter, 
Mary Smith. My negro man, Syrah, to be set free. Executors — 
daughter, Mary Smith, William Lovet Smith and Daniel Doughty 
Smith. Witnesses — John Coate, Richard Lawrence, Tanton Earl. 
Proved Dec. 30, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 176. 

1777, April 4. Douw, John, of Bridgewater Township, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Real and personal estate to be sold. Wife, Annae- 
tye Douw, £100. Eldest son, Andris Douw, £6. Son, John, a horse. 
Son, Fulkert, a horse. Rest of estate to wife, Annaetye, and my 
children, Andris, Hendrick, Dirck, Ledia, Mageltye, John and Fulkert. 
Executors — sons, Andris, Hendrick, John and Dirck. Witnesses — 
George Van Nist, Jacob Vanorstrand, Hendrick Sedem. Proved April 
29, 1777. 

1777, April 25. Inventory, £661.2.6, made by Andrew Ten Eick and 
Hendryk Sedem. Lib. 18, p. 546. 

1745, June 24. Dow, Johannes, of Second River, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, use of real and personal estate, and, at her death, to be 
sold and divided among my children as follows: Son, John, £15, and 
to sons, William and Adrian, £10 each, and then the rest to be divided 
equally to my children, eldest son, John; 2nd son, William; youngest 
son, Adrian; eldest daughter, now Phebe Peak; grandson, John Van 
Wyke (in lieu of my second daughter, mother of said John Van 
Wyke), Catheren Van Wyke, deceased, and my youngest daughter, 
Margret Willis. Executors — Wife, Sarah, my son, William, and son- 
in-law, William Peak, of New Tork City. Witnesses — John Speer, 
Abraham Caddemus, James Billington. Proved June 29, 1774. 

Lib. L, p. 207. 

1775, Aug. 28. Dowden, William, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — James Edgar, the principal creditor. Fellowbondsman 
— Thomas Edgar; both of said place. 

1775, Aug. 31. Inventory, made at the house of Elias Marsh, by 
John Griggs and Jonathan Deare. 

1775, Dec. 25. Inventory, £137.4.3, as posted from his books, made 
by John Conway. Lib. M, p. 33. 



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1779, May 29. Dowers, Edward, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Eldest son, Edward Dowers, 150 acres of land. Son, 
Joseph, 75 acres of land. Ten acres of salt meadow is to be sold, to 
pay my debts. My oldest daughter, Margaret, a bed. Daughter, 
Elizabeth, when 22 years of age, one cow and calf. Daughter, Ruth, 
a bed, when 18. Daughter, Abegal, a bed, when 18. Witnesses — 
James Deal, Josiah Bellenger, Joseph Marsh. Proved June 25, 1779. 

1779, June 25. Adm'x — Mary Dower, widow of Edward Dower, of 
Great Egg Harbor, who made his will, and appointed no Executor. 
Fellowbondsman — James Deal, of same place. Witnesses — Elijah 
Hughes and Jeremiah Schellinger. 

1779, June 21. Inventory, £335.10.0, made by Amariah Lake and 
James Deal. Lib. 21, p. 256. 

1774, Jan. 26. Down, John, of Woodbury, Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Barbary Down. Fellowbondsman — William Down; both of Dept- 
ford Township, said Co. 

1774, Jan. 15. Inventory, £140.17. 10^/^, made by James Brown and 
Samuel Thompson. Lib. 15, p. 510. 

1771, Oct. 11. Downes, Jonathan, clerk. Rector of St. Peter's Parish 
in the Island of Barbadoes, now resident of Bristol, Bucks Co., Penna. 
Son, John, a negro man and wench, and £30 yearly, he being not 
capable of managing his affairs. Daughter, Margaret Elizabeth 
Downs, the said interest in case of his death. Wife and daughter, 
rest of personal and real. Executors — my wife, and relation, Richard 
Cobham, Esq., of Parish of St. Thomas, in Island of Barbadoes, and 
they to be Guardians of my children. Witnesses — John De Normandie, 
Jonathan Odell, Samuel Allinson. Proved Oct. 26, 1771. Lib. 15, p. 167. 

1777, Sept. 18. Drake, Daniel, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Charity, £500, and various goods. Daughter, Elizabeth, £300, 
when 18. Cousin, Samuel Drake, 8 acres of land, joining to Erick 
Stuard. Widow Penewell, £20. To Rev. Benjamin Miller, £4 a year, 
while he is minister at the Plains. Daughter, Mary Stelle, my clock. 
Brother, Samuel Drake, my apparel. Daughter, Sarah Fitz Randolph, 
and daughter, Mary Stelle, all lands, except what is given to Samuel 
Drake. If my daughter, Elizabeth, should die before she is 18, I give 
Nathaniel Drake, son of Isaac Drake, deceased, £40. Rest to be given 
to all my grandchildren. Executors — son-in-law, Samuel Fitz Ran- 
dolph, and my son-in-law, Asher Stelle. Witnesses — John Manning, 
Joseph Fitz Randolph, Martha Cheesman. Proved Oct. 10, 1777. 

1777, Oct. 9. Inventory, made by Joseph Fitz Randolph and John 
Manning. Samuel Randolph and Ashur Stelle, Executors, sworn June 
15, 1778. Lib. 19. p. 315; File No. 502 R. 

1777, May 27. Drake, Jacob, the third, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sybel, % my estate, and the rest to my children. Execu- 
tors — brothers, John Drake, Daniel Drake and Ellsha Drake. Wit- 
nesses — Henry Conkling, Margaret Steel, William Hudson. Proved 
June 2, 1777. 

1777, June 2. Inventory, £277.5.8, made by Nathaniel Halsey and 
Daniel Budd. Lib. 19, p. 141. 

1780, Feb. 10. Drake, John, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'x — Sarah 
Drake, widow. Fellowbondsman — George Drake; both of said Co. 
Witness — Abigail Vlall. Lib. 22, p. 22. 



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1778, Jan. 13. Drake, Nathaniel, of Sussex Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Anne, all moveable estate, except some that Joseph Fulker 
gave to my sons. Son, Nathaniel, £10. Sons, Joseph, Samuel and 
John, £5 to each. Executors — Jacob Drake and Jabish Bell, both 
of Morris Co. Witnesses — Uriah Lucker, Mathias Parr, Catherine 
Bescherer. Proved May 2, 1778. 

1778, May 2. Renunciation by Jacob Drake. Lib. 20, p. 316. 

1774, Sept. 20. Drake, Reuben, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Molleson Fitz Randolph. Fellowbondsman — Ephraim Drake; 
both of said place. 

1774, Sept. 20. Renunciation by Sarah Drake, widow of Reuben 
Drake, in favor of Molleson Fitz Randolph. Witnesses— Ephraim 
Drake and Imla Drake. 

1774, Sept. 21. Inventory, made by Daniel Drake and Reune Runyon. 

Lib. L, p. 156. 

1771, April 2. DreTr, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; will 
of. Son, George Drew, apparel. Daughter, Mary, £40 and V2 the 
moveables. Daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of David Pierson, £10. 
Daughter, Elenor, the wife of John Price, £10. Daughter, Sarah 
Bowers, £5. Daughter, Abigal, £40 and V2 the moveables. Son, George, 
£10. Executor — friend, John Ogden, of said Borough, with power to 
sell my lands. Witnesses — Richard Townley, Jr., Joseph Miller, 
Andrew Whitehead. Proved Sept. 3, 1771. Lib. K, p. 411. 

1773, March 26. Dubois, Matthew, of Salem Co.; will of. Oldest 
son, Luis Dubois, all the land below the fence. Son, Cornelus, the 
rest of the land. Wife, Jacomintie, % the profits of the land. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah Dubois, £20, when 21. Daughter, Anna Dubois, £20, when 
21. Daughter, Rachel Dubois, £20. Son, Benjamin, £20, when 21. 
Executors — wife, Jacomintea, and my brother, Peter Dubois. Wit- 
nesses — Cornelius Dubois, Samuel Dubois, Jacob Tagart. Proved 
April 22, 1773. 

1773, April 22. Inventory, £22.17.0, made by Robert Mead and 
Joseph Nealy. Lib. 16, p. 182. 

1776, May 25. Duell, John, of Piles Grove, Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Kille, Fellowbondsman — Joseph Shinn; both of N. J. 

1776, May 31. Inventory, £577.6.2, made by Samuel Lippincott and 
Abel Silver. 

1784, March 16. Account by Adm'r. Mill and plantation was sold 
for £600. Lib. 16, p. 500; Lib. 26, p. 114. 

1774, July 11. Duer, Joseph, of Bordentown, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, the goods she brought, and the interest of £250, during her 
life; and I appoint my friends, Thomas Watson, Esq., and John Taylor, 
merchant, both of Bordentown, as Trustees for my wife. Son, Joseph 
Duer, my apparel. Son, Joseph, and my daughters, Deborah, Sarah 
and Rachel (my other 3 daughters having received their part), all 
the rest of estate. Real to be sold. Executors — my wife, and daugh- 
ter, Deborah Duer, Thomas Watson, Esq., and John Taylor, merchant. 
Witnesses — Stacy Fenton, Timothy Bunting, Edward Wheatcraft, Jr. 
Proved Sept. 20, 1777. 

1777, Aug. 16. Inventory, £347.6.4, made by Isaac Cowgill and 
Joseph Talman, Sr. Lib. 19, p. 84. 



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1763, April 19. Duffle, Patrick, of Upper Penns Neck Township, 
Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Margret, my best bed. The rest of my 
estate to be sold, and the money given to my children; only £5 are 
to be spent on my son, Abraham, for schooling. Executors — Henry 
Jeans and Cornelius Boon. Witnesses — Edward Roberts, John Castel- 
son, Andrew Bartlson. Proved Aug-. 10, 1775. 

1775, April 26. Inventory, £203.1.9, made by George Peterson and 
John Beetle. Lib. 17, p. 283. 

1775, March 30. Daffill, Peter, of Upper Alloways Creek Township, 
Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Margret Dufflll, £5 and all the 
goods she brought at our marriage. Son, William, £5. Grandson, 
Peter Walter, the plantation I live on, with the house and lot joining 
to George Pearson, in all about 170 acres. Grandsons, Peter Walter 
and Peter DufRll, son of William Dufflll, personal estate. Executor — 
friend, John Holme. W^itnesses — John Plummer, Rebekah Wallace, 
Thomas Thompson. Proved Jan. 30, 1779. 

1777, Nov. 27. Inventory, £210.17.6, made by Jacob Prease and 
William Dickeson. Lib. 21, p. 21. 

1776, Sept. 18. Dumont, Dlrck, of the North Branch of Rariton, 
Somerset Co.; will of. To my wife all my real and personal estate, 
till my youngest child come to age; but, if she marry, then my eldest 
child, John, is to have V2 of my homestead, and he is to have that 
part where I live, and the line is to run from Abraham Dumont's 
line to Jacob Ten Eyk's line; and John is to have V2 the woodlot, the 
line to run from John Bakeman's line to Jacob or Peter Ten Eyk's 
line. Son, Phillip, the other i/^. Daughters, Jane Dumont, Febe 
Dumont, Margret Dumont and Sarah Dumont, £100 to each. If my 
wife remains my widow, then she is to be supported. Executors — 
brother, Abraham Dumont, and my sons, John and Philip. Witnesses 
— William Lane, James Duyckinck, Jacob Ten Eyk. Proved June 29, 
1779. 

1779, June 29. Renunciation by Abraham Dumont, Jr. 
1779, March 8. Inventory, £1,473.14.4, made by Jacob Ten Eyk and 
William Lane. Lib. 21, p. 188. 

1776, July 8. Dumont, John Baptist, of Somerset Co. ; will of. Wife, 
Aultie, all that was agreed to between me and her before marriage. 
The debts due to me from my brother, Peter Dumont, and Peter 
Dumont, son of Hendrick, and my sister, Jean Vroam, the widow of 
Peter Vroam, deceased, all to be acquitted. In case my sister, Jean, 
takes into her care my cousin, Ryneer Dumont, he being a son of 
my brother, Ryneer, deceased, and supports him till he is 14, then 
she shall have £130. Son, Peter, rest of personal and real estate; 
and, if he should die, then to my cousin, John Baptist Dumont, son 
of my brother, Peter Dumont, I give my home plantation, and the 
rest to the children of my brother, Abraham Dumont, and my sister, 
Cathrine, and the rest of my brothers' and sisters' children. Execu- 
tors — son, Peter, my brother, Peter, and my cousin, Peter Dumont, 
son of my brother, Hendrick, deceased. Witnesses — Teunes Van Mid- 
dleswart, William Van Nortwick, Elias V. Court. Proved Nov. 18, 1777. 

1777, Nov. 11. Inventory, £3,319.1.0, made by Gisbart Bogart and 
Abraham Ten Eick. Lib. 19, p. 318. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 153 

1779, Oct. IS. Dunbar, Mary, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph 
Gribble. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Lee; both of Salem, said Co. 

Lib. 22, p. 15. 

3 778, Nov. 12. Duncan, Bdward Vaughan, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Shaw. Fellowbondsman — George Ross; both of said Co. 

Lib. 16, p. 522. 

1764, May 1. Dunham, Cattrine, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. To my brother's eldest son, Benjamin Dunham, £5. Sister, Han- 
nah Van Nest, i^ of my real and personal estate, and the other V2 to 
her heirs. Executors — William Smith, Jr., at New York, Hendrick 
Van Nest, in Somerset Co., and Hannah Van Nest. Witnesses — John 
Probasco, Stoffal Probasco, John Disbry, Jr. Proved May 18, 1773. 

Lib. K, p. 551. 

1771, April 30. Dunham, David, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Esther, all personal estate and use of the real. Son, Joseph, 
the remainder of the house and land I bought of Abraham Meeker, 
lying- on the west side of Raway River, and contains 30 acres. Sons, 
John, Joseph and David, the remainder of my salt meadow, lying in 
Raway Meadows, which I bought of Joseph Ogden, Benjamin Williams 
and Samuel Williams, of 12 acres. Son, David, the remainder of the 
homestead where I live, when he is 21. Executors — wife, Esther, and 
my son, John. Witnesses — John Blanchard, Richard Stites, John 
Dehart. Proved Sept. 1, 1772. Lib. K, p. 459. 

1770, March 29. Dunham, E:iijah, of South Ward of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Whereas I have granted to my son-in-law, 
John Rattoone, Vs of my real and personal estate (by deed), I now 
confirm the same. Wife, Mary, some goods. The other V2 of my 
estate to be divided among my wife, Mary, and my grandchildren, 
Elijah Dunham Rattoone, Thomas Rattoone, Mary Rattoone, John 
Rattoone, William Rattoone and Isabella Rattoone. Executors — wife, 
Mary, and John Rattoone. Witnesses — John Dunham, Mary Dunham. 
Proved April 7, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 60. 

1771, Nov. 26. Dunham, E:iii«ha, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Abraham Barkelew. Fellowbondsman — Andrew Bisset; both of said 
Co. 

1771, Oct. 30. Renunciation by Sarah Dunham, widow of Elisha 
Dunham, in favor of Abraham Buckelew. Witness — James Hude. 

1771, Dec. 2. Inventory, £9.13.11, made by John Collings and Jona- 
than Rolfe. 

1772, Nov. 23. Account by Adm'r. Lib. K, p. 367. 

1772, Sept. 3. Dunham, Esther, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; will 
of. Son, James Dunham, my late husband's apparel. Daughters, 
Sarah Littell, Abigal Lose and Mary Terrel, the rest of my estate; 
but Abigal is not to have the care of her part, but my Executors are 
to deal it out to her as they see fit. Executors — sons, John Dunham 
and Abraham Terril. Witnesses — John Crane, Melyn Miller, John 
Crane, Jr. Proved March 2, 1773. Lib. K, p. 542. 

1778, June 25. Dunham, Joseph, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — Hannah 
IJunham. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Crane, Jr.; both of said Co. 

Lib. 16. p. 51s. 



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1777, March 26. Dnnkin, John, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — "William 
Mecum. Fellowbondsmen — Thomas Thackeray and Uriah Paul, yeo- 
men; all of Penns Neck, said Co. 

1777, March 26. Inventory, £121.13.10, made by Thomas Thackeray 
and Uriah Paul. Lib. 18, p. 476. 

1777, Feb. 6. Dunlap, Christopher, of Upper Alloways Creek Town- 
ship, Salem Co., gent.; will of. Father, John Dunlap, Vz rny personal 
estate. Brother, Edward Dunlap ^4 of personal estate. Brothers, 
Allen Dunlap, Joseph Dunlap and Robert Dunlap, and sisters, Mary 
Dunlap, Jane Dunlap and Margery Dunlap, the other V4,- Executors 
— brother, Edward Dunlap, and my uncle, Allen Dunlap. Witnesses — 
John Dickeson, Allen Dunlap, Jr., John Holme. Proved May 27, 1777. 

1777, April 23. Inventory, £741.11.4, made by Daniel Smith and John 
Dickeson. Lib. 19. p. 42. 

1773, Sept. 17. Dunlap, James, of Pitts Grove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ann, use of the plantation and all other lands, but, if she marry, 
then my daughters, Barshabe Vanmetor and Mary Craig to have the 
whole of my estate. After death of my wife, my daughter, Barshaba 
Vanmetor, to have 150 acres off the plantation, that joins David 
Dubois; and daughter, Mary Craig, to have the land now in tenure 
of Zebulon Hart, which is 24 acres; also the land w^hich was late the 
property of John Rea, and bought by me at Sheriff's sale, of 102 
acres. Executors — wife, Ann, and my son-in-law, Benjamin Van- 
meter. Witnesses — David Dubois, John Miller, Elias Craig. Proved 
Oct. 4, 1773. 

1773, Oct. 1. Inventory, £415.19.7, made by Jacob Davis and Richard 
Moore. Lib. 16, p. 288. 

1775, June 26. Dunlap, Thomas, of Upper Alloways Creek Town- 
ship, Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Charity, to have all real and personal, 
in order to bring up the children, and my sons, James, Thomas and 
William, to be put to trades when they are 16. Executor — wife. 
Charity. Witnesses — William Thomson, Jr., John Rea, David Jaggars. 
Proved Sept. 2, 1775. 

1775, July 29. Inventory, £124.16.9, made by Samuel Lippincott and 
Joseph Shinn. Lib. 17, p. 268. 

1776, Dec. 15. Dunn, Francis, of Elizabeth, Somerset Co.; will of. 
The land I purchased of Zacariah Pound to be sold; also 22 acres I 
bought of my father. Wife, Sarah, the use of the rest of my lands. 
My son, Francis, to have my land, when of age. To each of my 
daughters, £50. Executors — my brothers-in-law, Thomas Fitz Ran- 
dolph and Hugh Dunn. Witnesses — Joseph Catterlin, Nahun Dunn, 
Runah Tinglea. Proved June 11, 1777. 

1777, June 5. Inventory, £422.13.0, made by David Smalley and 
Micaiah Dunn. Lib. 18, p. 551. 

1779, Nov. 23. Dunn, Jeremiah, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'x — Sarah Dunn, widow of Jeremiah. Fellowbonds- 
man — Hugh Dunn; both of said Co. 

1779. Nov. 24. Inventory, £411.16.9, made by Richard Webster and 
Isaac Titsworth; but the last part was appraised by him and Jacob 
Titsworth, son of said Isaac. Lib. 22, p. 41. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 I55 

1778, July 12. Dunn, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., now resi- 
dent in Somerset, farmer; will of. Wife, Elizabeth Dunn, all that 
she should need while my widow. Sons, Lewis, Clauson, Thomas and 
Simeon, to furnish a good support for my mother, Rebecca Dunn. 
My daughter, Catharine, £300. My said 4 sons to have the real estate. 
A child that is yet to be born is to have its portion. Executors — 
brother, Jacob Dunn, and my friends, Azariah Dunham and Thomson 
Stelle. Witnesses — Hugh Dunn, Jonathan Dunn, Joel Dunn. Proved 
Aug- 10, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 250; Lib. 20, p. 364. 

1779, Aug. 24. Dunn, Micajah, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife to have all she brought into the house after we were mar- 
ried, as well as some other goods. Son, Joel Dunn, plantation where 
he lives, which I bought of James Campbell. Son, David, to have the 
west part of my home place, and son, Gershom, to have the east part. 
My said 3 sons to have my salt meadow, as tenants in common. 
Brother, Samuel, my new great coat. My daughter, Jean, £50. To 
the 3 children of my daughter, Marcy, £40 each. Grandson, Lewis 
Runyon, £40, and my granddaughter, Elizabeth Runyon, £40. Execu- 
tors — my said sons. Witnesses — Benjamin Manning, Rebecca X)unn, 
Elias Van Court. Proved Oct. 14, 1779. 

1779, Oct. 13. Inventory, £1,670.8.5, made by Elias Van Court and 
Joseph Campbell. Lib. 21, p. 324. 

1771, May 6. Durell, Darby, of Chester, Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Joseph Hackney. Fellowbondsman — Andrew Andreson; both of said 
place. Witness — Abraham Heulings. 

1771, April 25. Inventory, £63.18.2, made by Andrew Andreson and 
Abraham Heulings. 

1772, March 26. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 14, p. 419; Lib. 15, p. 109. 

[IVo date.] Durenbergrer, Stephen, of Roxbury, Morris Co., farmer; 
will of. Wife, Mary, to have all while she goes by my name. Oldest 
son, Philip Durenberger, £8. Sons, Philip and Jury Frederick Duren- 
berger, the farm where Philip lives. Youngest son, Stephen, horses. 
My 3 youngest daughters, Anna Lizabeth, Margaret and Mary, as they 
arrive to age, an outset as the rest of the daughters. Executors — 
wife, Mary, and John Sayger. Witnesses — John Sayger, Jacob Hager, 
David Fetter. Proved Jan. 23, 1776. 

1776, Jan. 16. Inventory, £290.1.0, made by Anna Mary Dirburger, 
widow, and John Sager, Executors, and Roelof Roelofson and Chris- 
topher Kerns, appraisers. Lib. M, p. 15. 

1773, Feb. 16. Durie, Jan, of Hackensack, Bergen Co., yeoman; will 
of. Eldest son, John, £5 as his birthright; also the middle % part of 
my land, bounded south by Hendrick Haring and Christian De Baan, 
east by Tline Kil, north by Cornelius Van Horn, and west by Schral- 
enburgh road; also the south l^ of that lot on the west side of said 
road, bought by me of Samuel De Marest. Son, David, north Va of 
said lot, and north % of said land. Grandson, John Peter Durie, the 
south % of said land; also 44 acres which I bought of Jacobis De 
Marest. The meadow at Teenneck, I give to said sons, and grandson. 
Grandson, John Ramsen, 100 acres in Haverstraw Precinct, Orange 
Co., at the Pond. Grandchildren, Benjamin Westervelt and Angenitje, 
wife of Jacobis Is. Bogert, 100 acres near Pascack; also a small lot 
near Wearlmis. Grandson, Benjamin Westervelt, 25 acres, being the 



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north part of lands, which I have north of where my son-in-law, John 
Banta, now lives. Grandson, John Casparis Westervelt, 100 acres, 
bounded south by Peter Zabriskie, east by Pascack, north by Daniel 
Haring and west by my daughter, Annaetje. Grandchildren, John 
Durie, David Durie, John Remsen, John P. Durie, Margaret (wife of 
John Banta), Annaetje (wife of Peter Demarest), and John Casperis 
Westervelt, £350. Rest of lands to be sold. Wife, Margaret, £12 
yearly. Executors — sons, John Durie and David Durie, and my sons- 
in-law, John Banta and Peter De Marest. Witnesses — David Jacobus 
Demarest, Christian De Baan, John Haring. 

1773, March 23. Codocil. Witnesses — David Jacobus Demarest, 
Hendrick Haring, John Haring. Proved June 17, 1773. Lib. L, p. 1. 

1770, Feb. 16. Dy, John, of South Ward of Perth Amboy, Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, £30 worth of personal estate, and 
fire wood, provisions, etc., from my plantation; also £10 yearly. The 
rest of my personal and real estate I give to my 6 children, and one 
grandson, namely, John Dy, Thomas Dy, William Dy, Ezekiel Dy and 
Amos Dy, my daughter. Patience Mount, and my grandson, Ezekiel 
Rogers. Children to have their shares when of age. Executors — 
sons, John Dy, Thomas Dy and Amos Dy. Witnesses — Peter Perrine, 
Isaac Perrine, Nathaniel Fitz Randolph. Proved Oct. 1, 1776. 

Lib. 18, p. 40. 

1776, March 4. Dye, David, Sr., of Windsor, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Hannah Dye, Daniel Disbrow and Joseph Disbrow. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Cox; all of said Co. 

1775, Oct. 9. Inventory, £228.9.11, made by John Cox and Samuel 
Stout. Lib. 16, p. 493. 

1768, July 8. E^arl, Silvester, of Hackensack, Bergen Co., cord- 
wainer; will of. Wife, Megtell, to have management of plantation 
where I live. Eldest son, John, land I bought of Joost Van Boskerk, 
at Newbridg, and a lot I bought of John Ellen, and land I bought of 
Jacobes Van Boskerk. To the children of my daughter, Cristina, viz., 
Meghtell, Maria and Selvester, £25. Sons, Joost and Edward, each a 
% of my plantation. Daughters, Fytei Earl, Henne Earl and Elizabet 
Earl, £100 to each, and as good outset as my two other daughters 
had. To my daughter Christina's children, namely, Megtell, Marya 
and Selvester, the land lying at Kwaksack; they being Megtell Van- 
buere, Marya Vanbuere and Selvester Vanbuere. Daughter Elsye 
Boskerk, 5 acres of woodland. Executors — brother-in-law, Johannes 
Demarest, and brother-in-law, Albert Zabriski, and my friend, David 
Banta. Witnesses — Johannis Bougart, Derrick Lozeyr, Derrick Banta. 
Proved April 8, 1774. Lib. L, p. 130. 

1775, Aug. 31. Barl^ Thomas, of New Hanover Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Tanton Earl, my plantation in New Han- 
over Township, which I bought of Daniel Smith; also 10 acres joining 
the above, being part of the purchase from Japheth Leeds; also a 
meadow of 6 or 7 acres in Springfield, which I bought of Daniel Smith. 
Son, Thomas Earl, that plantation, the most of which is in Springfield 
Township, and the rest in Hanover, consisting of several purchases, 
the first of Joseph Scattergood, the second of Japheth Leeds, the third 
of Robert Webb, except the field given to son Tanton. Son, Thomas, 
all my part of the sawmills, and my part of the cedar swajnp. Grand- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 157 

son, Samuel Earl, £200, when 21. Grandson, William Earl, £200, when 
21. Granddaug-hter, Mary Earl, £200. Granddaughter, Marcy Earl, 
daughter of Tanton Earl, 6 silver spoons. I have been informed that 
I am heir-at-law to a valuable estate in New England, by my grand- 
father, William Earl, which lies about 15 miles from Rhoad Island, 
which I advise my children, Thomas and Tanton, to make a search 
into, which estate I give to them. Executor — son, Thomas. Wit- 
nesses — Sarah Vanhorn, Mary Crispin, David Glading. Proved Jan. 
3, 1778. Lib. 19, p. 423. 

1772, March 11. Gaston, Richard, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Debts to be paid by my sons, John, Stephen and Will- 
iam. Wife, Eleanor, the use of moveable estate, except what I give 
to my sons. Sons, John, Stephen and William, all my lands and live 
stock. Daughter, Dorcas, £60. Daughters, Joanna, Sarah and Eliza- 
beth, £10 each. Granddaughter, Mary, daughter of my son Richard, 
deceased, 10 shillings. Executors — friends, Solomon Munson and 
Isaac Pierson. Witnesses — Ezekiel Cheever, Joseph Lasey, Sarah 
Woodruff. Proved April 27, 1772. Lib. K, p. 464. 

1777, Dec. 14. Elaston, Stephen, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Real and personal estate to be sold. Son, Moses, £10. Son, 
Samuel, £10. Daughters, when of age, to have their shares of the 
rest. Executors — my friends, Abraham Pierson and Isaac Pierson, 
both of Morristown. Witnesses — Joseph Wood, John Brant, David 
Leonard. Proved July 5, 1780. Lib. 22, p. 357. 

1776, Feb. 27. E^aston, William, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £40. Eldest son, John, £35. Son, Israel, £35. 
Daughter, Charity, £20. To the child yet to be born, £20. Lands to 
be sold. Executors — Abraham Pearson and Stephen Easton, both of 
Morristown. Witnesses — John Harpine, Stephen Hand, Elias Bruen. 
Proved July 2, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 49. 

1772, June 13. E^aton, Isaac, of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon Co., 
minister; will of. Wife, Rebecka, and my 4 children, to have my 
books. Eldest son, Joseph, a colt, still and gun. Eldest daughter, 
Vria, a bed. Daughter, Parmelia, a bed. Son, David, my watch, when 
21. Lands to be sold. Wife, Rebecka, £200. Son, Joseph, £150. 
Daughter, Vria, £150. Daughter, Parmelia, £150. Son, David, residue, 
when 21. Executors — John Stout and John Hunt. Witnesses — John 
Hart, Samuel Stout, Jr., Daniel Gano. Proved Aug. 20, 1772. 

1772, Aug. 25. Inventory, made by John Hart and Samuel Stout, Jr. 

1786, Aug. 2. Account by Executors. 

1789, Oct. 20. Account by John Hunt. 

1789, Oct. 26. Account by John Hunt, one of the Executors. 

Lib. 15, p. 467. 

1775, May 1. E^aton, Peter, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Benjamin 
Smith, of Manington. Fellowbondsmen — Thomas Clement, of Elsen- 
borough, yeoman, and Thomas Smith, of Salem, carpenter; all of 
said Co. Pile No. 1606 Q. 

1778, July 7. Elayre, John, of Northampton Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. My 2 sons, Abraham and John, all my lands, 
but that Abraham have the house where I live, and John to have 



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that plantation in Willing-borough Township, now in tenure of Ben- 
jamin Nayler. Wife, Rebecca, and daughters, Catherine, Rebecca, 
Priscilla and Mary, my personal estate. Daughter, Elizabeth, was 
provided for at her marriage. Wife, Rebecca, to have the profits of 
the real estate, while my children are under age. Executors — my 
brother-in-law, John Moore, and my friend, John Haines (son of 
Carlisle). AVitnesses — Joseph Burr, Thomas Ellis, Joseph Read. 
Proved Aug. 31, 1778. 

1778, Aug-. 28. Inventory, £801.0.11, made by William Rogers and 
Job Moore. 

1783, April 25. Account by Executors. Lib. 20, p. 180; Lib. 25, p. 100. 

1776, May 11. E}dsai'r William, of Woodbridg-e Township, Middlesex 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — Clarkson Edgar and Samuel Force. Fellowbonds- 
men — Thomas Palmer Force and Abraham Laing-; all of said place. 

1776, IMay 11. Renunciation by Experience Edgar, widow of Will- 
lam Edgar, in favor of her son, Clarkson Edgar, and Samuel Force. 

Lib. M, p. 31. 

1776, March 16. Edwards, Amos, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Temperance Edwards, widow. Fellowbondsman — Ambrose 
Whitacar, yeoman; both of said place. 

1776, March 16. Inventory, £148.3.2, made by Joseph Sheppard and 
Ambrose Whitacar. 

1776, Oct. 12. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 16, p. 490; Lib. 18, p. 599. 

1776, March 16. Ed-wards, Amos, of Cumberland Co. Ward. Son of 
Amos Edwards, of said Co., deceased, said child being under 14. 
Guardian — Elemuel Edwards, of said Co., uncle of said child. Fel- 
lowbondsman — John Ellis, of Gloucester Co. Lib. 16, p. 486. 

1775, March 9. Edwards, Daniel, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Edwards. Fellowbondsmen — Ephraim Lloyd and Joseph Tindall; all 
of said Co., yeomen. 

1775, March 8. Inventory, £102.8.11, made by Ephraim Loyd and 
Joseph Tindall. File No. 1605 Q. 

1776, Dee. 23. Edwards, Da-t'id, of Morris River Township, Cum- 
berland Co. Int. Adm'r — Daniel Garrison. Fellowbondsman — 
Ephraim Buck; both of said Co. Witness — Ruth Elmer. 

Lib. 18, p. 79. 

1778, Feb. 7. Edwards, Da-Hd, of Deerfield Township, Cumberland 
Co. Int. Adm'r — David Garrison. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Garri- 
son; both of said Co. 

1776, Dec. 14. Inventory, £8.14.2, made by Jonathan Harris, Zebulon 
Brooks and William Nichols. Lib. 16, p. 518. 

1777, Feb. 20. Edwards, Ephraim, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will 
of. Son, Daniel, Vz of my land, to be taken on the west side, joining 
lands of Jacob Richison. Daughter, Jane Hildreth, the land on the 
east side, which joins lands of James Edwards, deceased. Daughter, 
Esther Eldredge, £60. Executors — son, Daniel, and my daughter, Jane 
Hildreth Witnesses — Joshua Hildreth, Benjamin Ingrum, William 
Hildreth. Proved Nov. 28, 1777. 

1777. Nov. 28. Inventory, £192.2.9, made by Henry Hand and Isaac 
Matthews. Lib. 21, p. 234. 



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1775, Jan. 12. Edwards, Moses, of Burling-ton Co. Int. Admr — 
Andrew Cole. 

1775, Jan. 12. Inventory, £161.0.%, made by Habakkuk Eayre and 
John Haines. Witness — Joseph Read, Surrogate. Pile No. 10117 C. 

1771, Sept. 13. Ggaii, ,Tohn, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co., school- 
master. Int. Adm'r — Lewis Mulford. Fellowbondsman — John Wood- 
ruff; both of said place, yeomen. 

1771, Sept. 7. Inventory, £9.5.11, made by Ephraim Mills and John 
Woodruff. Lib. 14, p. 417. 

1776, May 22. Eg:ling:ton, John, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co., house carpenter; will of. To Asa Lord, son of Isaac Lord, 10 
acres of land, joining- George Comron and William Eldridge, to extend 
from the King's Road to George Cozen's land; also 2 acres of young 
orchard, joining- Cohawkin Road and Gabriel D'Veber, Jr., when 21. 
To Edward Eglington, son of Timothy, 10 acres on the north side of 
the King's road, joining David Bro-wn; also 2 acres of young orchard, 
when 21. To John Lord, son of Isaac, the house where I live, and 
the rest of the land on the north side of the road, and rest of lands 
on south side, except 10 square rods of land for a burying ground, 
■where the family has heretofore used. To Joseph Eglington, son of 
Ebenezer, 2I/2 acres of land, joining Restore Lippincott and Daniel 
Packer, when 21. To Gabriel D'Veber, Jr., V2 acre on the Salem road. 
To Susanna Lord, daughter of James Lord, £5. To John Eglington, 
son of Timothy, 5 shillings, as his right as heir-at-law to my lands. 
To Daniel Packer, all the profits of my lands given to Asa Lord, 
Edward Eglington and John Lord, till they are of age. Executor — 
said Daniel Packer. Witnesses — William Outman, Susanna Outman, 
Joshua Paul. Proved June 17, 1776. Lib. 17, p. 313. 

1775, Aug. 14. Elcke, Jacob, of Lebanon Township, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, to have the use of real and personal while my widow. 
Oldest son, Peter, £5. Children, Peter, William, Jacob, Anne, Julian 
and Mary Eicke, all real and personal, after wife's death. Executors 
— wife, Magdalen, and son, Jacob. Witnesses — Henry Traphagen, Pat- 
rick Brown, David Traphagen. Proved Nov. 3, 1775. 

1775, Oct. 18. Inventory, £462.15.0, made by Henry Traphagen and 
Sidney Berry. Lib. 16, p. 458. 

1774, May 18. Eldredge, Ezekiel, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, Vs the moveable estate. Son, Ezekiel, V2 the lands where 
I live, and he is to pay to my son, Nathan, when he is 22, £25. Ezekiel 
Is to support my son, Ezra, during his life. Son, Jonathan, to have 
the other V2 of my lands, but he is to pay to my son, Nathan, £25, and 
Jonathan is to pay for V2 the support of Ezra. Son, Hosea, £20. 
Cousin, Elisha Eldredge, son of my brother, Elisha Eldredge, deceased, 
£30, when he is 22. Children, Nathan Eldredge, Silas Eldredge, Hosea 
Eldredge, Priscilla Eldredge, Mary Eldredge and Rachel Eldredge, 
the rest of my estate.. Executors — sons, Ezekiel and Jonathan, and 
my friend, Jeremiah Eldredge. Witnesses — Ellis Hughes, Levi 
Eldredge, William Schillinger, Jeremiah Eldredge. Proved Sept. 4, 
1779. 

1780, Jan. 5. Inventory, £5,416.5.10, made by Levi Eldredge and 
Matthew Whilldin. Lib. 21, p. 257. 



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1776, March 9. Kldredgre, Georiana, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Eli Eldredg-e. Fellowbondsman — Phillip Cresse; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Lewis Cresse and Benjamin Taylor. Lib. 38, p. 79. 

1776, Jan. 16. Elldridge, Ann, of Nottingham Township, Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Abraham Eldridge. Fellowbondsman — John Cub- 
berley; both of said place. Witness — Micajah How, Surrogate. 

1779, Account by Adm'r. Inventory, £393.5.51/2- Paid out, £308.1.0. 
Balance, £85.4.5. Lib. 16, p. 496; Lib. 21, p. 345. 

1775, April 21. E^ldridge, Daniel and Noah, of Burlington Co. 
Wards. Children of Jonathan Eldridge, of said Co. They make choice 
of Joseph Burr, Jr., as their Guardian. 

1775, April 21. Guardian — Joseph Burr, Jr. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Shinn; both of said Co. Lib. 15, p. 534. 

1777, June 26. Kldridge, Esther, of Evesham Township, Burlington 
Co., widow; will of. Widow of James Eldridge, and being advanced 
in age. Son, Abraham Eldridge, 5 shillings, and to his children, 20 
shillings each. Son, James Eldridge, £10, and to his children, £15. 
Son, William Eldridge, £50. Son, Isaac Eldridge, £50. Son, Levi's 
children, £50, when of age. Daughter, Abigail Matlack, bed, etc., and, 
when she is done with the bed, to be the property of her daughter, 
Esther; and, when she is done with the case of drawers, it is to be 
the property of her daughter, Rebeckah. To my daughter Abigail 
Matlack's children, £5 each. Granddaughter, Mary, the daughter of 
my said son Levi, my cupboard, when 18. Granddaughter, Abigail 
Matlack, 6 silver teaspoons. Sons, William Eldridge and Isaac 
Eldridge, a lot of land in Mount Holly, and the residue. Executors — 
son, William Eldridge, and my kinsman, Abner Rogers. Witnesses — 
John Cox, Benjamin Bispham, Esaias Hunt. Proved Feb. 18, 1778. 

1778, Jan. 17. Inventory, £515.9.3, made by Joshua Lippincott and 
Micajah Wills. 

1778, Feb. 18. Renunciation by Abner Rogers. Witness — Franklin 
Davenport. Lib. 19, p. 497. 

1775, April 19. Eldridge, John, of Springfield, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Abigail Eldridge. 

1775, April 18. Inventory, £61.5.4, made by Joseph Burr, Jr., and 

Samuel Shinn. Lib. 15, p. 532. 

1773, April 14. Eldridge, Levi, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Son, Enoch Eldridge, this house where I now live, with 
one acre of land. The rest of lands and moveable estate to be sold, 
and money divided among my children, Enoch Eldridge, Mary, Thomas 
and James Eldridge, when they are of age. Executors — brother, Isaac 
Eldridge, of Haddonfleld, and Abraham Allen, of Evesham Township. 
Witnesses — Jacob Gosling, Joseph Pinyard, James Franklin, Leban 
Langstaff. Proved April 29, 1773. 

1773, April 24. Inventory, £92.4.0, made by Laban Langstaff and 
Simeon Zane. 

1775, Sept. 14. Account by both Executors. Land sold for £421. 

Lib. 15, p. 541; Lib. 16, p. 58. 

1775, April 19. Eldridge, Mary and Jonathan, of Burlington Co. 
Wards. Petition of Abigail Eldridge, widow of Jonathan Eldridge, 



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of said Co., praying for Joseph Burr, Jr., to be made Guardian of said 
children, till they are 14. 

1775, April 19. Guardian — Joseph Burr, Jr. Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel Shinn; both of said Co. The said Mary and Jonathan are 
children of the said Jonathan and Abigail Eldrldge. Lib. 15, p. 534. 

1774, Dec. 20. E^Idrld^e, Obediah, of Nottingham Township, Bur- 
lington Co. Int. Adm'r — Abraham Eldridge. Fellowbondsmen — 
Joseph Chambers and John Cubberly; all of said place. 

1774, Dec. 21. Inventory, £1,218.12.2, made by Abraham Skirm and 
John Cubberley. 

1776, Jan. 17. Account by Adm'r. Paid wages due Abraham 
Eldridge; wages due Amey Eldridge. Balance due to the estate of 
Jonathan Eldridge settled with his Executor. Legacy to Uriah 
Adams. Paid Anne Eldridge her %. Lib. 15, p. 501; Lib. 16, p. 485. 

1778, Sept. 1. E^Igrorden, Philip, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Christen Elgorden, £50. Sons, John and Peter 
Elgorden, the land where I live, when Peter is 21. My wife's daugh- 
ter, Hannah Hoak, the wife of Christeyon Hoak, £10. My wife's 
daughter, Charlotte Fisher, £10. My daughter, Elizabeth, £40. Daugh- 
ter, Mary Elgorden, £60, when 18. Executor — son, John. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Waters, Jacob Johnson, John Stout. Proved March 6, 1779. 

1779, March 3. Inventory, £876.11.0, made by Andrew Blarder and 
John Stout. Lib. 21, p. 68. 

1764, April 16. Ellis, Simeon, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, Isaac Ellis, plantation where I formerly lived, now in 
his possession, except what I give to my son John. Son, John, house 
and lot on Salem road, being part of said plantation, bounded by my 
son, Benjamin, and my brother, Thomas. Son, Benjamin, 5 shillings, 
as he has been provided for. Son, William, 5 shillings, as he has been 
provided for. Son, Simeon, £100, which son Isaac is to pay him, 
when Simeon is 21. Daughter, Sarah Dwire, £30. Executors — friends, 
John Cox and Samuel Clement, Jr. Witnesses — Samuel Murrel, Nathan 
Albertson, Abraham Albertson. Proved July 27, 1773. 

1772, Nov. 6. Inventory, made by Kendal Coles and Enoch Roberts. 

Lib. 16, p. 144. 

1775, Nov. 20. Ellison, Daniel, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Being ancient. Daughters, Rachel Ellison, Hannah Ketchem, Ruth 
Stout and Elizabeth Worth, the farm where I live. Grandson, Daniel 
Ellison, son of Rachel Ellison, £20. My daughter, Elizabeth Worth, 
is deceased, so I give her share to my grandson, Daniel Ellison 
Worth. Moveable estate to Daniel Ellison Worth, John Worth, 
Jemima Worth, Ruth Worth. Executors — sons-in-law, Thomas Elli- 
son and John Stout. Witnesses — Peter Forman, Benjamin Coven- 
hoven, Robert Francis. Proved May 24, 1776. Lib. L, p. 416. 

1777, Oct. 11. Ellison, Seth, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Anderson. Fellowbondsman — William Tandran; both of said Co. 
Witness — Robert Burchan, Surrogate. Lib. 18, p. 610. 

1775, June 24. Elmer, Daniel, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, Va my moveable estate, and her dowry in 
the homestead. Son, Daniel, \^ of the place where I live, and i/^ of 

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my land up in the woods, lying between Benjamin Thompson and 
Timothy Elmer's; also V2 of my salt marsh on Jones Island, and % 
of my cedar swamp in Buckshoton, when he is 21. Son, John, the 
rest of the lands as described, when he is 21. The land and marsh 
at Fortiscue's Island to be sold. Another child is now expected, and 
it is provided for. Daughters, Mary Elmer, Abigail Elmer and Eliza- 
beth Elmer, the rest of the moveable estate, when they are 18. I give 
£10 towards the building of a meeting-house for the use of the Pres- 
byterians in Fairfield. Executors — my wife, and my friend, Jonathan 
Elmer. Witnesses — Abial Shaw, David Peirson, Timothy Elmer. 
Proved Sept. 28, 1775. 

1775, July 25. Inventory, £472.3.4, made by Ephraim Harris and 
Joseph Westcott. Lib. 16, p. 419. 

1772, Oct. 15. Elmer, Samuel, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Ward. 
Son of Daniel Elmer, of said place, deceased. Guardian — Silas New- 
comb, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Elmer, of Hopewell. 

Lib. 14, p. 505. 

1779, Dec. 27. Elmer, Timothy, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland 
Co., Esquire; will of. Wife, Mary, % of my moveable estate. Son, 
Timothy Elmer, the plantation where I live, and the salt marsh on 
Jones Island. Son, Oliver, my land at Fortiscue Island, in Downs 
Township, and my land at Piney Neck on south side of Buckshooton, 
when 21. Son, Oliver, and my daughter, Jane Elmer, % of my move- 
able estate, when of age. Mentions "Children of my sister, Abigail, 
which she had by her former husband, James Ray, deceased." Execu- j 
tors — my wife, and my friend, Jonathan Elmer. Witnesses — Elnathan | 
Whitacar, Violetta Elmer, Josiah Ray. Proved Oct. 5, 1780. | 

1780, July 17. Inventory, £261.18.9, made by Ephraim Harris and j 
John Mulford. Lib. 22, p. 149, | 

1778, Aag. 22. Elston, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will of. | 

Real and personal estate to be sold. Nephew, Ezra Force, son of my ? 

eldest sister, Agnes Force, £100, when he is 21. Nephew, James Wil- I 

son, son of my 2nd sister, Anna Wilson, £100, when he is 21. Wife, I, 

Sarah, all the rest. If Ezra should die, his share to be given to his 't 

Bisters, and, if James die, his share shall be given to his mother. ;. 

Executors — friends, Henry Freeman and Robert Clarkson. Witnesses i| 

— Joseph Shotwell, George Herriot, Ephraim Herriot. Proved Sept. I; 

23, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 328. 'l 

1773, Oct. 28. Elston, Peter, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will of. j] 
Wife, Susannah, all my estate. Executrix — wife, Suhannah, and my { 
friends, Daniel Skinner and David Edgar. Witnesses — Carlile Brown, { 
Thomas Palmer Force. Proved June 10, 1774. Lib. L, p. 153. i 

1777, Aug. 8. Elstun, Eli, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of William A 
Elston, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of Isaac Clark ^ 
as his Guardian. Guardian — Isaac Clark. Fellowbondsman — John j | 
Darby; both of said Co. Lib. 16, p. 527. 

1776, Feb. 6. Elstun, William, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
carpenter; will of. Son, William, 40 acres of land, to be taken off of 
the plantation where I live, next to the road that leads along by ' 
James Bunnel, and it will take in the house and orchard; and it is li 



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my will that my daughter, Anna Elstun, shall have the use of the 
room she now lives in, during- the time of her sickness. The rest 
of the place I give to my son, Ralph. Son, Eli, all the land lying- to 
the southeast of the said road, which land I boug-ht of Daniel Owen 
and the Executors of John Meeker, and he is to pay to my daughter, 
Lydia Elstun, £20, when she is 18. Daughters, Rachel Elstun, Anna 
Elstun, Elizabeth Elstun and Rhoda Elstun, my moveable estate. 
Executors — friends, Hugh Webster and Taylor Webster, both of the 
said Borough. Witnesses — Jacob Shotwell, Abraham Coles, William 
Coles. Proved Aug. 24, 1778. 

1776, Nov. 11. Inventory, £160.4.7%, made by Joseph Coles and 
William Coles. Lib. 20, p. 118. 

1776, June 8. Elton, Revel, of Northampton, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Butterworth, tanner. Fellowbondsman — John Clark, 
wheelwright; both of Mount Holly, said Co. Lib. 16, p. 496. 

1777, Aug. 16. Elton, William, of Burlington, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, Hannah, house and lot which I purchased of Peter Pearn, 
where I dwell. Son, John Elton, land which I bought of William 
Borradill, with the cooper's shop, when he is 21; but he is to pay 
to my son, Anthony, £35. I have given to my daughter, Bathsheba 
Clark, £30. To my daughters, Hannah Elton, Elizabeth Elton, Mary 
Elton and Susanah Elton, £30, when they are 18. Executrix — wife, 
Hannah. Witnesses — John Hoskins, Daniel Smith, Robert Smith, Jr. 
Proved Dec. 1, 1780. Lib. 22, p. 174. 

1772, May 1. Blwell, Samuel, of Pitts Grove Township, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Susanna Elwell, all real and personal estate, 
both in Salem and Cumberland Counties. The mill in Cumberland 
County may be sold to pay debts. Executrix — wife, Susanna. Wit- 
nesses — John Nelson, Jacob Elwell, Keziah Nelson. Proved Aug. 3, 
1772. 

1772, May 14. Inventory, £101.7.11, made by Henry Paullin and John 
Dickeson. Lib. 14, p. 490. 

1776, May 20. Elwell, Samuel, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary 
Elwell. Fellowbondsmen — Robert Kitts and John Elwell; all of said 
Co. 

1776, April 29. Inventory, £103.1.3, made by Henry Jeanes and 
Robert Kitts. Lib. 16, p. 500. 

1770, Jan. 25. Ely, John, Jr., of Windsor, Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Campbell. Fellowbondsman — John Perine; both of said place. 

1779, Feb. 4. Inventory, £622.7.10, made by Benjamin Ward and 
Samuel Minor. Lib. 22, p. 33. 

1780, June 6. Ely, Stephen, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r 
— George Ely. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Tucker; both of said place. 
Witness — Mary Chambers. 

1780, July 5. Inventory, made by William Plasket and Isaac Yard. 
1787, Feb. 6. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 23, p. 214. 

1770, May 18. Embley, John, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., farmer; 
will of. My brother, George Embley, and his wife, Rachel, my land 
for 5 years, and, after that time, I give the land I live on to my 



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brother, Luke Embley, and the other tract to George Embley, and, 
if Georg-e and Luke leave no heirs, then to Andrew Stanley's son, 
Sinnick. Executors — brother, George Embley, and Thomas Patterson. 
Witnesses — John Dunlap, Joseph Scott, Barbery Scott. Proved May 
25, 1779. 

1779, May 24. Inventory, £140.5.6, made by William Bilderback and 
Isaac Bilderback. Lib. 21, p. 144. 

1777, April 4. Bmpson, Ebenezer, of Lower Penns Neck Township, 
Salem Co.; will of. Son, Charles, all my lands, and he is to pay to 
my daughter, Deborah Empson, £100, when he is of the age of 27. 
Wife, Deborah, moveable estate. Executors — friend, Henry Janes, 
and my wife, Deborah. Witnesses — William Wright, Jacob Vannoble, 
William Kalson. Proved May 5, 1777. 

1777, April 19. Inventory, £297.3.9, made by Abel Harris and James 
Bond. Lib. 19, p. 108. 

1774, AnK> 2. Engrle, Robert, of Evesham Township, Burlington 
Co., Senior; will of. Son, Robert, the plantation where he lives, with 
the grist mill, now in his possession. Son, Joseph, the plantation 
where he lives. Whereas, I expect to execute deeds of all my real 
estate to my 3 sons, except a part of the plantation and house where 
I dwell, of about 30 acres, which I will keep for the use of myself 
and wife, Rachel, therefore I give to my son, Abraham, the rest of 
the land where I live, and, after the death of my wife, I give him the 
part reserved. Daughters, Rachel, wife of Abraham Borton, and 
Sarah, wife of William Hackney, the personal estate. Executors — 
wife, Rachel, and my son, Robert. My son-in-law, Abraham Boarton, 
is to assist them. Witnesses — Solomon Mason, Thomas Archer, Abra- 
ham Borton. Proved Aug. 20, 1774. 

1774, Aug. 20. Inventory, £171.10.5, made by Solomon Mason and 
William Rogers. Lib. 16, p. 447. 

[The following Codocil, not signed, was made, but crossed out: 
Whereas I made my will, and now I have a cedar swamp of 4 acres, 
which I bought of Daniel Lippincott, 22 of Nov., 1759, which is situ- 
ated in Gloucester Co. on a branch of Little Egg Harbor River, called 
Cripp's Branch, which I have not devised; therefore I give the same 
to my sons, Robert, Joseph and Abraham. Dated this 3 of Aug., 1774.] 

1778, March 10. Fiiiglish, David, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Grandson, David Combs, "son of Joseph and Jane 
Combs, Ellis English, all my lands," to be possessed by him, and \^ 
of my pew in the N. E. corner of the new meeting-house on White 
Hill, and Bible, apparel, gun and a negro boy named Tom. Grand- 
daughter, "Elizabeth Hendricks, daughter to Counrod and Mary Hen- 
dricks, Ellis English," my other moveables, to be possessed by her 
when 21; also V2 of my pew; but, if she die, then £100 to be paid out 
of her estate to her half brother, David English Hendriclvs, son of 
Mercy Nott, and the rest to my grandson, David Combs; and, if David 
die before 21, then I give his share to my granddaughter, Elizabeth 
Hendricks. Executors — Robert McGalliard, and his son-in-law, John 
Covenhoven, and William Covenhoven, miller. Witnesses — Andrew 
Smith, Joseph Combs, Rebekah Van Skikek. 

1779, May 7. Codicil. My granddaughter, Elizabeth Hendricks, is 
to have support out of my lands till she is 24, which lands I left to 
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come of age, then my lands are to be divided between David English, 
son of David English, late of Elizabeth Town, deceased, and David 
English, son of Jonathan English, deceased. Witnesses — Joseph 
Combs, Rebekah Van Skik, Moses Laird. Proved Aug. 19, 1779. 

1779, Oct. 4. Joseph Combs was sworn and said that on the night 
David English signed the Codicil, he was taken with a fit, and was 
not expected to live till morning, and, after it was signed, Mr. Laird 
took it home to copy it, and, after a few days, he brought it to the 
testator to sign, and, being aslced if it was a true copy, said it was, 
except a small alteration at bottom, and that between the signing 
the 1st and 2nd Codicil, the testator told this deponent he had left 
him the place and the negro boy. 

1779, Sept. 30. Witnesses were sworn and said that testator was 
of sound mind. Lib. 21, p. 207. 

1772, Oct. 13. Gnglish, James, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., turner; 
will of. Grandson, David English, son of my son, David, deceased, 
40 acres, to be taken off the north end of a lot which was surveyed 
to his father, by John Anderson on May 22, 1755. To James Robinson 
English, son of my son, David, deceased, the other 60 acres of the 
same lot, and also 6 acres which vi^as leased to Chambers; but, if 
either of the brothers should die, then his part to be divided between 
the other brother and 2 sisters, Jean and Margaret English. Grand- 
son, Robert English, son of my son, Robert, deceased, the 100 acres 
which was surveyed to his father; but, if he die, then to my grandson, 
James English, son of my son, James, deceased. Grandson, James 
English, son of my son, James, deceased, 133 acres of land, surveyed 
by Keneth Anderson Aug. 22, 1772. Grandson, David English, son of 
my son, Jonathan, deceased, the east lot of 133 acres. Grandsons, 
David and William Laird, sons of Moses Laird and my daughter, Eliz- 
abeth Laird, the middle lot of 133 acres. Granddaughter, Margaret 
English, daughter of my son, Jonathan, deceased, a table; and to 
Margaret Laird, daughter of Moses Laird, a trunk; and to Margaret, 
daughter of James English, deceased, a bed. Rest of estate to my 
granddaughters, Margaret and Elizabeth, daughters of Jonathan 
English, deceased, and Margaret and Agnes, daughters of James, 
deceased, and Margaret, daughter of Moses Laird. Executors — 
brother, David, and friends, Joseph Ker and Robert McGaliiard. Wit- 
nesses — Jean Combs, James Craig, Alexander Clark. Proved Sept. 
3, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 364. 

1779, Jan. 18. Bnsllsh, Margaret and Ann, of Monmouth Co. Wards. 
Daughters of James English, of said Co., deceased. Said Wards make 
choice of Moses Laird, as their Guardian. Guardian — Moses Laird. 
Fellowbondsman — James English; both of Freehold, said Co. Wit- 
ness — Jane Craig. Lib. 22, p. 58. 

1774, Oct. 24. E^nglish, Robert, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
turner; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £200. To my son, all my lands, 
and he is to pay his mother £15 a year; except that part of land that 
was for brother, David; but if he die, then I give to my cousins, 
William and David English, all that part of the plantation that was 
for brother David, according to the wish in the will of my father, 
and they are to pay their sister's portion. Cousin, Robert Parent. 
£200. To Allentown Presbyterian Church, £10. Rest to Samuel 
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and my friends, Peter Imley, tanner, and Robert Parent. Witnesses 
— James Lawrie, Joseph Meirs, Rag-ua Hull. Proved March 17, 1777. 

1777, March 8. Inventory, £264.3.6, made by James Jackson and 
James Lawrie. Lib. 18, p. 122. 

1772, Jan. 31. Bnloes, Joseph, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Margaret Enloes, my whole estate, but, if 
she marry, then l^ to be put to interest, and the interest given to 
her yearly, and, after her death, to be given to my brother, Peter 
Enloes. Executors — wife, Margaret, and brother, Peter Enloes. Wit- 
nesses — Henry Jeanes, Joseph Melansee, George Trenchard, Jr. Proved 
July 29, 1772. 

1772, July 23. Inventory, £375.17.9, made by William Mecum and 
David Edmiston. Lib. 16, p. 16. 

1772, Sept. 29. Enloeo, Margaret, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
widow; will of. Niece, Margaret Standly, £50, when 18. Nephew, 
Henry Congleton, £20, when 21. To Ann Dunkin, my side saddle. 
Sister, Christianna Standly, my apparel. Brother, Henry Jeans, the 
rest of estate. Executor — brother, Henry Jeans. Witnesses — Joseph 
Melanson, Sarah Peterson, George Trenchard, Jr. Proved Oct. 17. 
1772. 

1772, Oct. 15. Inventory, £479.2.8, made by David Edmiston and 
William Mecum. Lib. 16, p. 17. 

1771, Jan. 4. Ennis, William, of New Barbadoes Neck, Berg-en Co., 
joyner; will of. Wife, Hana, use of real and personal estate, while 
my widow, and then to James Ennis; and the land begins at Gara- 
brant line, and runs along- the Kings road, till it comes to the line 
of William Ennis, Jr., then along the line of John Richards, and 
running through the swamp; and the said James is to find his father 
and mother what they want, so long as they live. Son, William, 
one chain of land, joining his own, all along- his line. Wife, Hanah, 
moveable estate, and, at her death, to my 2 daughters, Mary and 
Ann. Witnesses — Henry Van Giesen, John Van Gesen, Reynier V. 
Giese, Esq. Proved Feb. 5. 1776. 

1776, Feb. 14. James Ennis, of New Barbadoes, Bergen Co., Is ap- 
pointed Adm'r with the will annexed. Fellowbondsman — Hassel 
Brouwer, of said place. Witness — Isaac Brown. Lib. M, p. 130. 

1772, Angr> 12. Bofl, Jacob, of Somerest Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, 
a wench and use of my lands for 7 years, and she is to bring up 
my 4 small children. To my 2 grandsons, sons of my son John, 
that is, to grandson, Jacob, £20, and grandson, John Eoff, £20. Son, 
Peter, £5. Son, Garret, £50. Rest to my children, Abram, Jacob. 
Cornelius, Robert, Garret, Christian, Mary Magdalen (otherwise called 
Lentey), Mary and Cathrine. Executors — son, Garret, and friends, 
Jacobus Vanderver and Elias Vanderver. Witnesses — James Boylan, 
Joseph Sackett, Jr., John Rightmire, Jr. 

1778, May 7. Codicil. I also appoint John Brokaw as an Executor. 
Witnesses — John Teple, Thomas Castner, Daniel Castner. Proved 
Sept. 9, 1780. 

1780, Aug. 22. Inventory, £13,992.19.4, made by Christopher Van- 
deventer and William McEowen. Includes a certificate; a prize bill 
for damages. £1,500; a certificate, signed by Richard McDonald, 
£670.6.0. Lib. M, p. 91. 



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1779, April 5. Brlckson, Thomas and Jannet, of Middlesex Co. 
Wards. Children of Thomas Erlckson, of said Co. Said wards make 
choice of their father as their Guardian. Guardian — Thomas Erlck- 
son, of said Co. Pellowbondsman — Moses Laird, of Monmouth Co. 
It appears that "the Wards have an estate, left them by the will of 
a relation, which the Executors unjustly detain from them." 

Lib. 22, p. 55. 

1776, Jan. 11. E:r8kine, Robert; will of. I, Robert Erskine, son of 
Rev'd Ralph Erskine, author of the Gospel Sonnets, &c., by the 
Providence of God at present in America, for the purpose of directing, 
conducting- and taking- charge of several Iron Works, and other lands, 
belonging to gentlemen in England, who stile themselves the Pro- 
prietors of the New York and New Jersey Iron Works. Had I got 
payment from my debtors, I would have satisfied my creditors; they 
in general gave me a Letter of Licence for 2 years, on my giving 
up all my bond, note and book debts, they not requiring my house- 
hold goods, and the whole of my effects, upon oath, as, in case of 
bankruptcy; none of them thought proper to renew their demands, 
during the space of 7 or 8 years afterwards, and their demands be- 
came outlawed. They looked for payment to a person abroad, In 
whose hands the greatest part of their and my effects lay, who haa 
made them some remittances. Being thus deprived of my patrimony, 
what I have now of worldly goods has been obtained by my labor 
as a surveyor and engineer, since my quitting the mercantile busi- 
ness. My personal debts in this country are small. The business 
relating to the Iron Works will be found in New York. Wife, Eliza- 
beth, all my effects, which consist of household goods, negros, and 
money due me from the Iron Works for my salary and otherwise 
as agent, except what I have directed her to apply, part of the 
money arising from the agency commissions, mentioned in the 
schedule annexed. I have been author of several inventions, and 
particularly a machine called the Centrifugal Engine, and the con- 
sequent improvement of pump work in the Navy, and I bequeath ^ 
of such reward to the creditors of Erskine and Swenton, in gratitude 
for their indulgence, and the other Vz to my Executrix. Executrix — 
wife, Elizabeth. Witnesses — Will Pagan, Robert Mercer, Robert 
Monteath. 

Philadelphia, April 27, 1779. Acknowledged before us, Rob't 
Aitken, witness, John Thomson, Robert Smith. 

Commissions from June, 1774, to Jan. 1776, on money at 2^^, sales 
from 31/2, and goods purchased at 5 p. ct., amounts to about £1,000 
curren'y, please God, when the books are closed for last year. This 
shall be further elucidated. About the above sum, however, is due to 
me as the proprietors have thrown the whole of this concern upon 
me, without granting any credit or assistance for transacting this 
business: 

To Richard Atkinson £300.19.0. 

Rob. Mure 47. 5.0. 

Wm. Graham Taylor 17.15.0. 

David Mactland 100. 



Ringwood May 28, 1778. The balance due me the 1st of this year 
was £3,764.3.8, and is now about £4,500. Exclusive of cash for the 



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use of the works, there is deposited at Ringwood, £10,040, for the 
payment of a balance, for which I owe on account of the proprietors, 
which is about £3,764.2.91/4. My own property of every kind I give 
to my wife, Elizabeth. 

Ringwood April 5, 1779. My wife is to remit to Philip Taylor, for- 
merly packer in Leadenhall Street, £200, with whom I once lodged. 

Will proved at Gloucester, Nov. 21, 1780. Elizabeth Erskine, Ex- 
ecutrix, sworn at Bergen, Dec. 6, 1780. 

A copy, through the Mercy of God, wrote this 28th day of March 
1779, by me, Rob't Erskine. Lib. 23, p. 118. 

1778, Oct. 29. E^sdall, Edward, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Mary Esdall. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Bacon, Jr.; both of said Co. 

1778, Oct. 20. Inventory, £730.19.9, made by Thomas Watson and 
Samuel Farnsworth. Lib. 16, p. 508. 

1772, April 30. Estell, Daniel, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Hannah Estell, of said Co., and John Estell, of Burlington Co. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Stacy Potts, of Hunterdon Co. Witness — Mary Boden. 

Lib. 14, p. 425. 

177B, Feb. 14. Estell, John, of Piles Grove, Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Estell. Fellowbondsman — Robert Mattocks; both of Glou- 
cester Co. 

1775, March 28. Inventory, £568.7.0, made by Daniel Stratton and 
Lawrence Webster. Lib. 15, p. 536. 

1777, April 13. Estill, David, of Pequanack Township, Morris Co.; 
will of. To the Baptist Church in Morristown, wherein Runa Runyan 
Is the minister, and Daniel Wallin and John Ball are deacons, £50. 
If either of my children, Mary and Eunice, die before they are of 
full age, or marry, then I give to the same Church £50 more, and, 
if they both die, then I give to the same Church £100 more. Daugh- 
ter, Mary, the i/^ of my real and personal estate. Daughter, Eunice, 
the other ^ of my estate. If no heirs should appear for William 
Burnit's estate, then my daughter, Mary, shall have £20 out of it, 
and the rest to be divided between my 2 daughters, Mary and Eunice. 
If both of my daughters should happen to die, then my estate is to 
be divided between the children of my brothers, John and Levi, and 
my sisters, Elizabeth and Roda. Executors — friend, Runa Runyon, 
Moses Tuttle and Andrew Miller. Witnesses — Elkanah Babbit, John 
Parsel, Rhoda Salter. Proved April 1, 1778. 

1777, April 21. Inventory, £730.3.%, made by Elizear Luse and 
Gershom Gard. Lib. 23, p. 34. 

1777, May 3. Estill, John, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Jonathan Estill, of Hanover Township, Burlington Co. 

1777, April 28. Inventory, £53.3.6, made by Edward Pancoast and 
William Hancock. Lib. 18, p. 475. 

1773, April 17. Estlack, Restore, of Greenwich Township, Glou- 
cester Co.; will of. Afflicted with smallpox. Son, Hezekiah Estlack, 
my house and 50 acres, which was formerly Timothy Eglinton, Jr's, 
and conveyed to me by my father, Francis Eastlack; and he is to 
pay to my daughter, Mary, £20, when he is 21. Son, Francis, those 
lots of land which I purchased of Timothy Eglinton, the elder, and of 



CAI^ENDAR OF WII.LS I77I-I780 169 

John Eglinton, his son, joining the said 50 acres. Son, Thomas, the 
Landing Place, on Great Mantua Creek, of 3 acres, which I bought 
of my father, Francis Eastlack. Son, Thomas, £10, when 21. Wife, 
Sarah, rest of personal estate. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my friend, 
James Cooper. Witnesses — Elizabeth Battle, Martha Driver, Samuel 
Blackwood. Proved May 24, 1773. 

1773, May 12. Inventory, made by John Driver and John Brown. 

Lib. 16, p. 50. 

1770, Angr. 12. Gvans, John, of Cape May Co., mariner; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, % of my moveable estate. Daughters, Rebecca Evans, 
Mary Evans, Hannah Evans, Elizabeth Evans and Sarah Evans, the 
other %. My 2 youngest sons, John and David, to have the share 
of any of the daughters who die without heirs. Son, William, my 
plantation, and the tract that joins to Peter Corson, between Willits 
thoroughfare and Tocehow River. Sons, John and David, £130. Ex- 
ecutors — my wife, my son, William Evans, and Rebecca Evans and 
Mary Evans. Witnesses — Joseph Ludlam, Azariah Pain, Ananias Pain. 
Proved Feb. 13, 1771. 

1771, Jan. 31. Inventory, £157.17.11, made by John Townsend and 
Joseph Corson. Sea sloop, called the Two Brothers, £127. Insolvent 
debts, due In North Carolina, £13.14.3. Lib. 15, p. 268. 

1777, May 28. Evans, John, of Upper Alloways Creek Township, 
Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Darkis Ware. Fellowbondsmen — Jacob Hol- 
linshead, watchmaker, and Henry Lummis, sadler; all of said place. 

1777, May 27. Inventory, £86.19.2, made by Malachi Long and 
Jacob HoUinshead. Lib. 18, p. 604. 

1768, Dec. 14. Evens, James, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, John, the plantation where I live, he paying to my 
son, Isaac Evens, £54, when 21. Sons, Isaac, Joseph and Richard, 30 
acres of that tract ■where Aaron Dannil lives, at the end that joins 
James Cooper, and the rest of said tract to son, Aaron, he paying 
£40 to my son, Richard, when 21. Son, Joseph, £50, when 21. Wife, 
Sarah, V2 of the rest, if she takes the money due on Jacob Garrison's 
mortgage; and the other % to daughters, Hannah Sears, Mary Evens, 
Reuth Evens and Ann Evens. Executrix — wife, Sarah. Witnesses — 
William Goodwin, Richard Moore, Ellinor Moore. Proved Jan, 1, 1773. 

1772, Dec. 25. Inventory, £458.13.5, made by John Ware and 
Nathaniel Hancock. Lib. 16, p. 108. 

1773, Auk. 21. Evens, Richard, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Richard Yates, of New York City, merchant. Fellow- 
bondsman — Barnardus Lagrange, of New Brunswick . Witness — 
James Hude. Lib. M, p. 34. 

1772, Nov. 10. Eves, John, of Evesham, Burlington Co. Int. Adm'ra 
— Jane Eves and John Eves. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Lippincott; 
all of said place. Witness — John Reed. 

1772, Oct. 15. Inventory, £83.6.101^, made by Daniel Lippincott and 
Micajah Wills. Lib. 14, p. 506. 

1767, Nov. 2. Ewinsr, Thomas, of Greenwich Township, Cumberland 
Co., gent; will of. Wife, Sarah, Vs my moveable estate, and use 
of the house I live in, and 12 acres of land, hereafter given to 



170 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

my son Joel, and the use of the 16-acre lot, lying- back, hereafter 
g-iven to my son, George, to bring- up my children. If she should 
die before they come of age, then I appoint my brother, Maskell 
Ewing, as their Guardian. If my -widow marry, then he is to be 
Guardian of my son, Dixon. Son, Dixon, 8 acres which is bounded 
by Constant Waithman, and by land formerly claimed by James 
Dixon. Son, George, 16 acres, which are back of the house lot; also 
4 acres of the house lot. Son, Joel, the house I live in and the rest 
of the lot (12 acres). Daughters, Rachel Ewing- and Phebe Ewing-, 
7 acres, that are along- the road that leads to Bocan's Neck, between 
my house lot and a lot of Landol Bowings. If my wife should have 
another child, it must have its share. Executrix — wife, Sarah. "Wit- 
nesses — James Ewing-, Abigail Ewing, Sarah Fithian. Proved June 
16. 1771. 

1771, June 11. Inventory, £206.15.5, made by Maskell Ewing- and 
Ephraim Fithian. 

1773, Feb. 25. Account by Executrix. Lib. 14, p. 513; Lib. 15, p. 192. 

1779, May 10. Bwln^, 'William, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 

Sarah, use of my farm. Sons, Thomas and Jeremiah, my homestead. 
Sons, William and James, and my daughter, Sarah Ewing, rest of 
my moveable estate. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my two sons, 
Thomas and William. Witnesses — Lydia Eldredge, Stephen Hand, 
Ashbury Smith. Proved Nov. 24, 1779. 

1779, Nov. 30. Inventory, £6,917.14.11, made by Aaron Eldredge 
and Jacob Hughes. Lib. 21, p. 265. 

1773, Oct. 4. Falrchild, Caleb, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. Wife, 
Anne, use of all real and personal estate, during- her life. To chil- 
dren, Matthew, Joseph, Gershom, Ebenezer, Mehitabel and Sarah, 
the following legacies: To Joseph £10; to Matthew, £10; to Gershom, 
£10; to Ebenezer, £10; to Mehitabel, £20; to Sarah, £5. Sons, Joseph 
and Ezra, all real estate, and they to pay legacies. Executors — sons, 
Joseph and Ezra. Witnesses — Ebenezer Cobb, Ezekiel Cheever, Sarah 
Cheever. Proved May 14, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 476. 

1777, June 28. Falrchild, Fzra, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Priscilla 
Fairchild, widow. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Hallsey; both of 
said Co. Witnesses — Silas Condict and Alexander Carmichael. 

Lib. 18, p. 604. 

1776, July 20. Falrchild, Gershom, of Bernards Township, Somer- 
set Co., blacksmith; will of. Wife, Ledy, 15 acres of land while my 
widow. Son, Benjamin, 10 acres south of the road. Son, Nathaniel, 
15 acres. To my 4 daughters, Theadosea, the wife of Jacob Hall, 
Ann Fairchild, Clowe Fairchild and Ledy Fairchild, 5 acres to each. 
The rest of my land I give to my 4 younger sons, Hezekiah, Aaron, 
Joseph and Calob. Executors — wife, Ledy, and my brother, Joseph 
Fairchild, and my son Nathaniel. Witnesses — James Boylan, The- 
dosia Hall. 

1778, Sept. 14. Adm'x, with will annexed — Ledia Fairchild, of 
Somerset Co., widow. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Fairchild, of Morris 
Co., carpenter. 

1778, Oct. 16. Inventory, £327.2.9, made by Robert Parkinson and 
Jacob Vanorstrand. Lib. 16, p. 526. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 I7I 

1777, Feb. 3. Fairchild, Samuel, of Hanover, Morris Co., hous- 
wrig-ar; will of. Son, Benjamin, 10 acres of land, bounded by Philip 
Post and William Ames. Wife, Hannah, personal and rest of real 
estate. Executors — wife, Hannah, and my son, Abraham Fairchild. 
Witnesses — Mathew Moores, Jeremiah Price. Proved Jan. 16, 1778. 

1777, July 17. Inventory, £260.11.0, made by David Bates and 
Stephen Munyon. Lib. 19, p. 449. 

1776, June 10. Falkenberg, Margaret, of Greenwich, Sussex Co.; 
will of. Son, Jacob Sharp, £25, and to his daughter, Mary Tusick, 
£25. The legacies that my husband, Christophal Falkenberg, be- 
queathed to John Sharp, Sr., and John Sharp, Jr., to be paid. The 
estate of my daughter, Margaret Tomers, to be settled. Daughter, 
Christeen Shulths, £50. Son, Christan Sharps, £50. Executor — son, 
Christan Sharps. Witnesses — Alexander White, John Butler, Mary 
Bready. Proved Sept. 29, 1777. 

1777, Sept. 27. Inventory, £445.0.2, made by Daniel Vleit and Robert 
Johnston. Lib. 18, p. 658. 

177S, April 25. Fansher, Richard, of Roxbury, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Sarah Fansher, Aaron Stark and John Stark. Fellowbonds- 
man — Ludlam Salmon; all of said place. 

1778, May 11. Inventory, £605.12.6, made by John Bell and James 
Heaton. Lib. 20, p. 2. 

1780, May 29. Farringrton, John, of Evesham Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Father, William Farrington, if he should be living 
at the time my executor can have an opportunity to send the same 
to Europe, but, if he should be dead, then I give to my mother, Mary 
Farrington, if then living, but, if she be dead, then I give all my 
estate to my brother, Peter Farrington and my sisters, Margaret and 
Ann; but if any of them should be dead at the time of sending the 
legacies, then their share to be given to their children. Executor — 
John Reily, of said Township. Witnesses — Thomas Armstrong, John 
Hunter, Mary Reily. Proved July 6, 1780. 

1780, July 26. Inventory, £183.14.0, made by Lawrence Webster and 
Thomas Shinn. Lib. 22, p. 245. 

1780, July 31. Fenlmore, Caleb, of Willingborough Township, Bur- 
lington Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth Fenimore, £150. Sister, 
Rebecca Fenimore, wife of John Fenimore, £30, and I leave to her, 
in trust, till she is 18, the goods which were the property of my 
first wife. Plantation to be sold, and the money to be divided among 
my children. To the eldest son of my brother, Pearson Fenimore, 
£5. My sister to have rest of estate. Executors — Samuel Newton 
and John Fenimore. Witnesses — John Durell, Daniel Newton, John 
Cochey. Proved Sept. 26, 1780. 

1780, Sept. 27. Inventory, £818.5.0, made by Joseph Fenimore and 
Pearson Fenimore. Lib. 22, p. 79. 

1777, July 13. Fenimore, John, of Springfield, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Sons, Joseph and Benjamin, plantation where I dwell, with 
the several small tracts adjoining. Son, Joseph, is to pay my daugh- 
ter, Hannah, the wife of Enoch Fenton, £50. S^n, Benjamin, to pay 
my daughter, Sarah, the wife of Benjamin Stevenson, £60. My wife, 
to have a room in the house, and one-half the garden, and to be 



172 NEW JERSEY COEONIAIv DOCUMENTS 

provided for from the land by my sons. That part of the plantation 
that my son, Thomas, now lives on, being- on the north side of 
Springfield road, with about 5 acres on the south side, joining- my 
son Thomas' land, as is now fenced off, I give to my sons, Thomas 
and William, they paying to my daughter, Priscilla, the wife of 
George Wills, £25, and to give their mother provisions as she may 
want them. Son, John, the house and land in Slabtown, that I 
bought of George Farrill; and a lot that I bought of Thomas Enochs; 
also the stable lot which I bought of Simeon Haines; and all the 
land (except one acre) on the south side of Springfield road, which 
is the rest of the plantation which I bought of John Butcher. The 
said one acre I give to my daughter Priscilla, during her life, and, 
afterwards, to her son, John Wills. Sons, William, Joseph and Ben- 
jamin, my cedar swamp, called Bare Swamp. That small Island in 
Rancocas Creek, near the lower ferry, which was taken up and 
surveyed for my grandfather, Richard Fenimore, and came of right 
to me, as heir-at-law to my father, to be sold. That old Propriety 
Right for the 32d part of a Propriety (a warrant for the 5th Dividend 
being granted and now in the Surveyor-General's office), I give to 
my sons, Thomas, William, John, Joseph and Benjamin. Cousin, Wil- 
liam Fenimore, son of my brother, Richard, £5. That £60 to be paid 
to my daughter Sarah, as she is deceased, I give to her 2 daughters, 
Elizabeth and Sarah Stevenson, when they are 18. Executors — 
wife, Sarah, and my sons, William and Joseph. Witnesses — Thomas 
Enoch, William Baily, Timothy Willets. Proved Sept. 3, 1777. 

1777, Aug. 13. Inventory, £1,146.7.0, made by Ebenezer Fenton 
and Thomas Fenimore. 

1778, Jan. 17. Account by Executors. Lib. 19, p. 30. 

1778, Jan. 27. Fenimore, John, of Springfield Township, Burlington 
Co.; w^ill of. Wife, Rachel, £100, and the goods she brought at our 
marriage, and she is to have the use of 2 rooms in the house at Slab- 
town, where I live. To John, the son of Rachel King (now Nor- 
cross) £25, when 21. Brother, William, £3. Brother, Joseph, £3. 
Brother, Benjamin, £3. Brother, Thomas, the apparel that was left 
me by my father, and I give him my share of Propriety Right that 
was left me by my father. Sister, Hannah, the wife of Enoch 
Fenton, 20 shillings. Sister, Priscilla, the wife of George Wills, 20 
shillings. Daughter, Sarah, the rest of my real and personal estate, 
when 21. Executor — brother, Thomas. Witnesses — John Childs, 
Samuel Fenton, Eleazer Watkinson. Proved April 24, 1778. 

1778, Jan. 14. Inventory, £123.0.8, made by Thomas Enoch and 
John Longstreet. Lib. 20, p. 183. 

1770, Oct. 16. Fenimore, Joshua, of Willingborough, Burlington 
Co.; -will of. Son, Pearson Fenimore, land I bought of Abel Pearson, 
and the land I bought of William Heulings. Son, Caleb, the planta- 
tion where I live, that was given me by my father, Joseph Fenimore, 
and what I purchased of Richard Fenimore, when he is 21. Rest 
of estate to be sold, and money given to my daughters, Rebecca, 
Elizabeth and Sarah Fenimore, when 18. Executors — my friends, 
Daniel Ellis, Esq., and Joseph Fenimore. Witnesses — Arent Schuyler, 
Daniel Bacon, Jr., John Jacson Sutton. Proved Oct. 3, 1771. 

1771, Sept. 17. Inventory, £286.2.5, made by Seth Lucas and Jacob 
Perkins. Lib. 15, p. 190. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 I73 

1776, Jnne 15.. Penlmore, Samuel, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Fenimore, of Northampton Township, said Co. Pellowbonds- 
man — Levi Murrel, of Burlington City. Lib. 16, p. 488. 

1778, Jan. 27. Fenimore, Samuel, of Evesham Township, Burlington 
Co., shipwright; will of. I was late of Northern Liberties, Phila- 
delphia Co., Pa. To William Harrison, shipwright, my house and 
lot in Kingsington, in Northern Liberties. Nephew, Joshua Fenimore, 
my gold sleeve-buttons. Sister, Anne Mullen, my silver snuffbox. 
Sister, Elizabeth Vandegrift, my long gown. Niece, Mary Vandegrift, 
a silver spoon. To each of the daughters of my sister, Anne Mullin, 
a tablespoon. To Isaac Fenimore, son of Joseph, my gun. Nephew, 
Samuel Mullin, a gun. Nephew, John Mullin, my shortest gun. To 
Anne Reeve, my 16 silver teaspoons. To the daughters of my brother, 
William Fenimore, deceased, and the daughters of my sister, Eliza- 
beth Vandegrift, the rest of my estate. Executors — my brother-in- 
law, Joseph Mullin, and my nephew, Joseph Fenimore. Witnesses — 
Isaac Evans, Thomas Armstrong, Elizabeth Mitchell. Proved Aug. 
19, 1778. 

1778, Aug. 18. Inventory, £393.11.4%, made by Benjamin Haines 
and Isaac Evans. 

1784, Sept. 24. Account by Joseph Mullin, Executor. Legacies 
were paid to Joseph Fenimore, John Mullin, Samuel Mullin, Rebecca 
Evans, Mary Vandegrift, Ann Reeves, Hannah Bispham, Elizabeth 
Mullin, Mary Marriot, Anne Mullin, and Joshua Fenimore. 

Lib. 20, p. 181; Lib. 25, p. 545. 

1777, March 4. Fenten, Thomas, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. If my son-in-law, John Storey, in a year after my decease, can 
pay the incumbrance that is on my lands, then he shall have it as 
his own, but, if he cannot, then it is to be sold. Daughters, Anna 
and Sarah, my household goods. Son, Lewis, my smith tools. The 
money due from Thomas Thomson and Thomas Leonard, I give my 
son, Lewis, and my daughters, Anna and Sarah. Friend, Mary Bat- 
son,, £15 and her bed, and the use of the back room. Executors — 
son-in-law, John Story, and Amariah Morris, as he is incumbered 
with my estate. Witnesses — Garret Vanderveer, Sarah Morris, Samuel 
Henderson. Proved May 24, 1777. Lib. 18, p. 442. 

1769, Feb. 20. Field, Jeremiah, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. To my wife, the use of my plantation, slaves and goods; and 
my daughter-in-law, Margaret Field, may live in my house and have 
her support, during her widowhood; and her daughter, Susannah 
Field, shall have support and schooling, till she is 21. Grandsons, 
Jeremiah Ten Eick and Tunis Ten Eick, my lands, they paying 
legacies. Daughter, Mary, £200. Granddaughter, Susannah Field, 
£300. To the elders of the Presbyterian Congregation at Bound 
Brook, £50. Daughter, Mary, £20 yearly. Executors — wife, Phebe, 
and my brothers, Michael Field and Richard Field. Witnesses — Israel 
Read, John Griffith, Elias Van Court. Proved Feb. 23, 1778. 

1778, Feb. 23. Renunciations by Michael Field and Richard Field. 
1778, Feb. 2. Inventory, £865.8.4, made by Gabriel Vandervoort, 

Peter H. Dumont, Jacobus Quick and Richard Fulkerson. 

Lib. 19, p. 494. 



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1774, Sept. 1. Field, Robert, of Whitehill, Mansfield Township, 
Burlington Co. Son, Samuel Field, 300 acres of land, the northwest 
part of my estate at Whitehill, joining the Delaware River, to be 
divided from the remainder by a southwest and northeast line, 
wherever it may fall, including my mansion house, bakehouse, wharfs 
and stores; the house, wharfs, stores and lots I bought of Richard 
Brown (I mean the mansion house), and the house, barn and part 
of the plantation I bought of Stacy Potts; that is when he is 21; 
and he is to pay to his mother, if alive, £60 yearly. Daughters, 
Lydia and Mary Field, £100 each, when they are 18. Wife, Mary, 
may sell such parts of my real estate as she thinks proper. If my 
wife marry again, she is to deliver up all, as by our agreement. 
Executors — wife, Mary, and my brothers-in-law, Thomas Yardley 
and Micajah How. Witnesses — William Wood, Hannah Wood, Wil- 
liam Newbold. Proved March 6, 1775. Lib. 17, p. 138. 

1779, Aug. 18. Field, Susannah, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Tunis Field, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of 
William McDonald as her Guardian. Guardian — William McDonald. 
Fellowbondsman — Philip Vanarsdalen; both of Somerset Co. 

Lib. 22, p. 61. 

1779, Angr. 18. Field, Tunis, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Mar- 
garet Craig, Aaron Craig and William McDonald. Fellowbondsman — 
Philip Vanarsdalen; all of Somerset Co. Lib. 22, p. 20. 

1775, Nov. 18. Filer, John, of Deerfleld Township, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah Filer, all my lands, during her life. Brother, 
William Filer, the house and land where I live, and 2 acres of 
cedar swamp, on Greens Branch, in partnership with Jonathan Ogden; 
also 20 acres of woodland in Russel Neck, on the tract that Peter 
Demaris now lives on. Nephew, John Filer, son of Robert, the house 
and lot joining Deerfleld Street. Nephew, John Filer, son of George, 
the plantation now occupied by Peter Demaris, 20 acres of Woodland 
being excepted. Sister, Abigail Bateman, 10 shillings. Brother, 
George Filer, 10 shillings. Brother, Robert Filer, 10 shillings. To 
my boy Phillip Frolick, £20. To John Haywood, the son of Joseph, 
£10. To Jeremiah Peck, second son of Constant, £10. Brothers, 
George, Robert and William, my apparel. Executors — wife, Sarah, 
and William Filer and Joseph Haywood. Witnesses — John Masters, 
Nicholas Sherroes, Philip Frolick. Proved Nov. 5, 1776. 

1776, Nov. 1. Inventory, £308.2.0, made by Samuel Leake and 
Nathan Leek. Lib. 18, p. 22. 

1777, March 5. Finlaw, John, of Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah 
Finlaw, the Va of real and personal estate. Son, William, all lands 
when he is 21. Daughter-in-law, Rachel Watherington, £10. Daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Finlaw, £10. Daughter, Eleanor Finlaw, £10. Daughter, 
Hannah Finlaw, £10. Son, John, £10. Daughter, Mary Finlaw, £10. 
Executrix — wife, Sarah. Witnesses — Denis Daly, Abigail StretcH, 
David Stretch. Proved April 12, 1777. 

1777, April 10. Inventory, £475.6.3, made by Thomas Sayre and 
Charlton Shephard. Lib. 18, p. 397. 

1777, June 20. Finlaw, Sarah, of Lower Alloways Creek, Salem 
Co., widow and Executrix of John Finlaw. Int. Adm'r — James Stretch. 



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Fellowbondamen — Aaron Evans and Benjamin Corlis; all of said place, 
yeomen. 

1777, June 3. Inventory, £579.1.9, made by Jonathan Stretch and 
Charlton Shephard. Lib. 16, p. 512. 

1779, April 6. Firth, Fzra, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co.; will of. 
My house, stores and lot of land in Salem, whereon my mother now 
lives, to be divided, and I give to my second son, John, a breadth 
of 7 perches, and to my eldest son, Preston Carpenter Firth, the 
rest of said lot. My meadow in Maning-ton, on north side of Toll- 
bridge causeway, to my 2 youngest sons, Samuel and Thomas Firth, 
Wife, Elizabeth, all my hard money, supposed to be £57, and the 
profits of all my estate till children are of age. Rest of personal 
estate I give to my wife and children, Preston, John, Samuel, Thomas 
and Hannah Firth. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and my father-in- 
law, Preston Carpenter. Witnesses — Elizabeth Firth, Josiah Miller, 
George Simpkins. Proved Nov. 26, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 321. 

1773, April 30. Firth, John, of Elsenborough, Salem Co.; will of. 
Son, Ezra Firth, house and lot in Salem, now in tenure of Bateman 
Loyd. Son, Henry, my apparel; he has been provided for by his 
uncle. To my wife, my daughter, Elizabeth Firth, and my son, John 
Firth, the rest of my estate. (Son, John, is not yet 21.) Executors 
— my wife, and sons, Ezra and Henry. Witnesses — William Abbott, 
Thomas Johnson, Robert Wilson. Proved June 20, 1776. 

1776, June 7. Inventory, £574.13.9, made by Charles Fogg and 
William Abbott. Lib. 17, p. 396. 

1772, Jnne 23. Fish, Benjamin, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Advanced in years. Wife, Sarah, household goods, and use 
of my house, except the cellar, which I reserve for my son, Ben- 
jamin, to set up a weaver's loom. Rest of real and personal, to 
son, Benjamin, and he is to provide for his mother. Son, Nathan, 5 
shillings. Son, Joseph, 5 shillings. Son, John, £8. Son, Nathaniel, £8. 
To my son Joseph's wife, Sarah, a silver teaspoon. To John's wife, 
Catharine, a spoon. Executors — sons, Benjamin and John. Witnesses 
— Daniel Clark, John Throckmorton, Alexander Guthrie. Proved Oct. 
23, 1773. Lib. 16, p. 238. 

1772, June 1. Fish, Samuel, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah Fish, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsman — 
George Pierson, of Stow Creek, said Co., yeoman. 

1772, May 9. Inventory, £110.2.0, made by Samuel Ogden and George 
Peirson. Lib. 14, p. 508. 

1773, Nov. 22. Fisher, Georgre, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Margaret Fisher and George Fisher; both of said place. 

1773, Nov. 22. Inventory, £158.13.0, made by Christopher Sleesman 
and Zachariah Sailor. Lib. 14, p. 546. 

1778, Feb. 1. Fisher, Hendrlck, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Elizabeth, £100 and various goods. Son, Hendrick, £250; also the 
mortgage I have on his house and lands at Bound Brook. Son, John, 
the plantation he lives on, and he is to pay to my son, Minne, £50. 
Son, Abraham, plantation where he lives, and he is to pay to my 
son, Minne, £100. To the children of my daughter, Elizabeth, £85. 



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To the chilren of my daughter, Nelle, £120. Daughter, Margaret, 
£125. Daughter, Mary, £60. Granddaughter, Mary Fulkerson, £75. 
To the children of my son, Vulkert, deceased, £100. Son, Jeremiah, 
rest of real and personal estate. Executors — sons, Hendriclt and 
Jeremiah, and my friends, John Sherman and Abraham Staats. Wit- 
nesses — Abraham Staa'ts, Edward Duff, Andrew Gibb. Proved May 
15, 1779. 

1779, May 15. Renunciation by Abraham Staata. 

1779, June 11. Inventory, £4,759.12.6, made by James Van Duyn 
and John Staats. Lib. 21, p. 196. 

1779, Dec. 3. Fisher, Hendrlck, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co.; will 
of. Wife, Affey, all personal and real estate, and what is left after 
her death, to my grandson, Thomas Fardum. Executors — friend, 
William McDonald, of Somerset Co., my son, Hendrick, and my 
brother-in-law, Aaron Craig. Witnesses — Sarah Coryell, Michael Van 
Court, Elias V. Court. Proved Jan. 26, 1780. 

1780, April 25. Inventory, £38.18.0, made by James McCray and 
Elias V. Court. 

1783, Feb. 3. Inventory, £33.7.6, made by James Van Duyn and 
Hendrick Kenady. Lib. 21, p. 311. 

1773, Nov. 3. Fisher, Jesse, of Morris River, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Fisher. Fellowbondsman — David Lore; both of said 
place, yeomen. 

1773, Oct. 20. Inventory, £113.17.11, made by David Lore and Law- 
rence Van Hook. Lib. 14, p. 545. 

1771, Aug. 16. Fisher, Michael, Jr., of Gloucester Co., yeoman, but 
at present of Philadelphia; will of. All lands to be sold, and the 
money put to interest for the benefit of my children, as they come 
of age. My body to be buried next to my child and my mother at 
Timber Creek, by the Presbyterian Meeting House. Wife, Sarah, 
household goods, and interest of the money, for the support of her 
and my children. To each of my daughters, £70, and son, John, the 
remainder, allowing his mother, my widow, £25. Daughters, Hannah, 
Charity and Sarah, all under age. If children all die under age, 
then my brother John's son, Michael Fisher, to have £100, and the 
rest to be divided between my brothers' and sisters' children. Execu- 
tors — Robert Friend Price, and my wife, Sarah. Witnesses — John 
Hider, Jesse Williams, Michael Fisher. Proved May 5, 1772. [The 
original will is filed in Philadelphia.] Lib. 15, p. 458. 

1775, June 19. Fisher, Peter, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Marey Fisher, to have many goods, and she may 
accomodate her children, when they come to see her, without being 
interupted by my son, Jacob; and my youngest son, Jacob, is to find 
pasture for her cow. My eldest son, Anthony, shall pay his mother 
£6 a year, and my son, William, is to pay her £6, and my son, 
Christopher, is to pay to his mother, £4. To grandson, Phillip Bellos, 
£20. Grandson, Peter Bellos, £30. Mentions also granddaughter, 
Mary Clark, the wife of Richard Clark, and her 2 brothers. I give 
to Christopher Cool, the husband of my daughter, Anne, £150. Sons, 
Anthony, William, Christopher and Jacob, are to see that the 
legacies are paid. Executors — sons, Anthony and William. Witnesses 
— William Rockafaller, Richard Ketcham, Israel Smith. Proved 
Sept. 8, 1775. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-1780 I77 

1775, Sept. 8. Inventory, £212.1.3, made by William Rockafaller 
and Samuel Corwine. 

1777, Oct. 7. Account by Executors. Lib. 17, p. 236; Lib. 18, p. 689. 

1776, April 30. Fisher, Sarah, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., 
widow of Michael Fisher; will of. Daughters, Hannah, Charity and 
Sarah, my apparel, when they are 18. The rest of my estate, as well 
as that which belongs to me of my father's estate, to be sold, and 
the money given to my daughters, when of age. Executor — brother, 
John Hider. Witnesses — Abigail Blackwood, Jane Blackwood, Richard 
Weekes. Proved Oct. 29, 1776. 

1776, June 1. Inventory, £129.3.11i^, made by Thomas Redman and 
Benjamin Pitfleld. Lib. 18, p. 269. 

1776, July 19. Fithlan, Aaron, of Cumberland Co.; will of. I, having 
a call for some time from home, do impower Mary Fithian, to act 
for me in all things; and, if I do not return, I give to her, who is 
now my beloved wife, all my moveable estate. Daughter, Ame, all 
my lands, when she is 18. Witness — Rachel Sutton. Proved Jan. 7, 
1777. Mary Fithian, the widow, and virtually Executrix, granted 
probate, same date. 

1776, Dec. 7. Inventory, £78.11.1, made by Eleazar Smith and Amos 
Westcott. Lib. 18, p. 80. 

1777, April 12. Fithian, Fnoeh, of Greenwich Township, Cumber- 
land Co. Int. Adm'rs — Joel Fithian and Rebeckah Fithian. Fellow- 
bondsman — Nathan Leek; all of said Co. Witnesses — Thomas Reeves 
and Ruth Fithian. 

1776, Dec. 13. Inventory, £178.7.1, made by Nathan Leek nnd 
Thomas Reeves. Lib. 18, p. 211. 

1770, May 6. Fithian, Fphraini, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co., 
blacksmith; will of. Wife, Temperance, use of my house and land, 
while my widow; but, at her marriage or death, I give the same 
to my oldest son, Matthias; but if he die before he comes of age, 
then to my son, Ira; and, if he die before he comes of age, then to 
my daughter, Phebe Fithian. Executor — my cousin, Samuel Pithijin. 
Witnesses — Nathan Shaw, Thomas Waithman, William Fithian. 
Proved June 1, 1773. 

1778, Jan. 14. Adm'r — Jonathan Bowen, of said Co., with will of 
Ephraim Fithian annexed. Whereas, Ephraim Fithian, blacksmitli, 
in his will, did appoint Samuel Fithian, of HopeAvell Township, as 
his Executor, who is also deceased, etc. Fellovv^bondsman — Joel 
Fithian, of said Co. 

1773, Feb. 11. Inventory, £138.16.1, made by Jonathan Bowen and 
Thomas Reeves. Lib. 16, p. 76; Lib. 22, p. 360. 

1771), May 10. Fithian Jonathan, of Hopewell Township, Cumber- 
land Co. Int. Adm'r — Jonathan Fithian, of said place. Fellowhonds- 
man — Aaron Moore, of Deerfield, said Co. Witness — John Reeves. 

1779, May 10. Inventory, £109.19.6, made by John Reeves and Aaron 
Moore. Lib. 22, p. 31. 

1772, March 7. F'lthian, Joseph, of (Greenwich, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Samuel Fithian and Philip Fithian; both of said place. 

1772, March 12. Inventory, £444.15.11, made by Thomas Maskell 
and Ephraim Fithian. Lib. 14, p. 431. 



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[No date.] Flthian, Joslata, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co.; will of. 

Brother, Jonathan Fithian my weaver's loom. Brother.s and sister, 
my other moveables. I desire my brother, Amos, to pay £200 for 
my part of the plantation where Daniel Brown now lives. Executor — 
Enoch Fithian. Witnesses — Enoch Fithian, Amos Woodruff, Ananias 
Sheppard. Proved April 12, 1777. 

1777, April 12. Adm'rs — Joel Fithian and Rebeckah Fithian, with 
will annexed. Fellowbondsman — Nathan Leek; all of said Co. "Wit- 
nesses — Thomas Reeves and Ruth Fithian. Whereas, Josiah Fithian, 
of Greenwich Township, did in his will appoint Enoch Fithian. as 
his Executor, who is also deceased, etc. 

1776, Dec. 13. Inventory, £28.9.8, made by Nathan I.,eek and Thomas 
Reeves. Lib. 18, p. 203. 

1779, Jan. 24. Fithian, Martha, of Greenwich Township, Cumber- 
land Co., widow; will of. Son, Silvester Fithian, various goods. 
Daughter — Esther Maskell, £20. To Rachel Sayre, wife of Thomas 
Sayre, £6. Rest of my estate to be sold, and the money divided 
between my grandchildren, Sally Maskell, Abijah Maskell and Enoch 
Mulford, and their money to be put in the hands of Thomas Maskell, 
till they are of age. Executor — my friend, David Sayre. Witnesses — 
Daniel Maskell, Glover Fithian. Proved Feb. 2, 1779. 

1779, Feb. 2. Adm'r — Thomas Maskell, with will annexed. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Daniel Maskell; both of Greenwich, said Co. Whereas, 
Martha Fithian, widow, did in her will appoint David Sayre, of Stow 
Creek Township, said Co., as her Executor; who has refused to act, 
etc. Witnesses — Rachel Clunn and Theophilus Elmer. 

1779, Feb. 4. Inventory, £607.15.6, made by Daniel Maskell and 
Joshua Ewing. Lib. 21. p. 88. 

1776, Jnly 2. Fithian, Philip V., of Hopewell, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. As I am called from home, to take a part in the Continental 
Army, I see fit to make my will. The several shares of my father's 
estate, which I have covenanted to give my brothers and sister, are 
to be paid, in the following manner: the rent of both plantations, 
for the present year, and all the rent yet unpaid, is to be applied 
to this purpose; afterwards, the rents of the divisions given to Amos 
and Thomas, till they are 22 years and 6 months of age, ai'o to be 
applied to the same purpose. The money that has been paid to, or 
for, Josiah, to be deducted. Wife, Elizabeth, my house and books. 
If my wife should have a child by me, and after my death, and it 
live to be 21, then the rest of my estate, both real and personal to 
be sold, and Vz given to my wife, and the other V2 to said child. If 
no child be born, or die under age, then my wife to have all. Execu- 
tors — said wife, and Joel Fithian. Witnesses — Ephraim Seeley, An- 
drew Hunter, Ruth Fithian. Proved April 12, 1777. 

1776, Dec. 13. Inventory, £316.10.2, of the estate of Reverend Philip 
Vickars Fithian, of Greenwich, made by Nathan Leek and Thomas 
Reeves. Lib. 18, p. 200. 

1776, Jan. 21. Fithian, Samuel, Fsquire, of Hopewell, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Son, Joel, that part of my plantation on the north and 
east of a line, to begin at the Dam across Temey Branch, and runs 
towards the west corner of the barn, to middle of the lane, then down 
the middle of the lane to the south end, then to a large white oak, 
standing by the side of the pond, by the edge of the salt marsh, and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1 77 1-I780 1 79 

on the east side of a road leading- into the marsh, called Sheppard's 
Road, then down the road to the line ditch. He is to pay to my son, 
Seeley Fithian, £100, when he is 21; but if Seeley die before that age, 
then to my son Samuel, when he comes of age. Son, Seeley, all the 
salt marsh lying- below Tindals Island, which is bounded by Cohansey 
Creek on the east, and Cabin Creek on the west; also the cedar 
swamp, lying on the head of a branch of Morris River, called Menan- 
tico. Son, Samuel, the rest of iny plantation, and a piece of cedar 
swamp, lying on a branch of Morris River, called Blackwater. Young- 
est daughters, Mary, Sarah and Ruth, £100. Daughter, Hannah Leake, 
£10. Daughter, Rachel Clarke, £20. Daughter, Amy Moore, £15. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Seeley, £10. Personal estate to be sold. Execu- 
tor — Son, Joel, and he is to be Guardian of Seeley and Samuel. Wit- 
nesses — Jonathan Elmer, Nathan Shepherd, Josiah Fithian, Jonadab 
Sockwell. Proved May 5, 1778. 

1777, Nov. 20. Inventory, £1,512.5.9, made by Jonathan Bowen and 
Thomas Reeves. Lib. 20, p. 98. 

1772, March 13. FItzrandolph, David, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Eldest son, James Fitz Randolph, 17 shillings and 
4 pence, for his birthright. Son, Moleson Fitz Randolph, my gun. 
Son, Reuben, my stilyards. Son, Thomas, silver buckles. Daughter, 
Ann Smalley, 2 half Joes. Daughter, Elizabeth Wooding, 2 half Joes. 
Daughter, Margret Fitz Randolph, my bed. My son, David, is not in 
his proper reason, and I order my Executors to support him, and, at 
his death, the rest of my estate I give to my 3 daughters. Executors 
— sons, Reuben and Thomas. Witnesses — Jonathan F. Randolph, Jr., 
Gabriel Leboyteaux, Reune Runyon. Proved April 6, 1773. 

1773, Feb. 1. Inventory, £341.7.2, made by Jonathan F. Randolph, 
Jr., and Samuel Whitehead. Lib. K, p. 544. 

1774, Aug. 4. Fitz Raiidolpli, Jennet and Mary, of Woodbridge, 
Middlesex Co. Wards. Daughters of Jeremiah Fitz Randolph, of 
said place, deceased. Said Wards make choice of Jeremiah Manning 
as their Guardian. Guardian — Jeremiah Manning, of said place. 
Pellowbondsman — Benjamin Manning, of Piscataway, said Co. 

Lib. L, p. 155. 

1771, June 8. Fitz Randolph, Joseph, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, brother of said Joseph. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — George Brown and John Dobbs; all of said place. 

Lib. K, p. 332. 

1776, Oct. 29, Fitz Randolph, Malachl, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Jeremiah Dunn, Jr. Fellowbondsmen — Isaac Fourat and 
Henry Sutton; all of said place. Lib. 18, p. 54. 

1773, June 15. Fitz Randolph, Nathaniel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex 
Co., blacksmith. Int. Adm'r — Robert Fitz Randolph. Fellowbonds- 
man — Esek Fitz Randolph; both of said place. Renunciation by Mary 
Fitz Randolph, widow of Nathaniel. Witnesses — Thomas Fitz Ran- 
dolph and Mary Peirson. 

1773, June 8. Inventory, £227.13.7, made by Henry Freeman and 
Uichard Wright. Lib. K, p. 451. 



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1774, Jan. 28. Fitz Randoliih, Nathaniel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ursilla, £20 yearly, to be paid by my sons, Joseph 
and Asher. Daughter, Ursilla Fitz Randolph, £50, when 18. Son, 
David, land that my brother, Joseph, had in his lifetime. The land 
above the road, that I bought of the Executors of Nathaniel Fitz 
Randolph, the elder, to be sold; also a salt marsh that formerly 
belonged to Samuel Fitz Randolph. Sons, Joseph and Asher, the 
rest of lands and the ferry, when they are 21. Executors — friends, 
John Brown and James Crowell. Witnesses — John Clarkson, Mootry 
Kinsey, George Brown. Proved July 29, 1774. Lib. L, p. 216. 

1774, April 5. Fitz Randolph, Reuben, of Plscataway, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Rosanna Fitz Randolph and Thomas Fitz Randolph. 
Fellowbondsman — Gilbert Molleson; all of said place. 

1774, March 31. Inventory, made by Jonathan Jarman and Elijah 
Pound. Lib. L, p. 155. 

1777, Oct. 1. Fitz Randolph, Thomas, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Abigail Fitz Randolph and Hezekiah Thompson. Fellowbondsm;in — 
Benjamin Sayre; all of said Co. Witnesses — James Kirkpatrick, Sur- 
rogate, and Sarah Kirkpatrick. 

1777, Oct. 3. Inventory, £36.5.5, made by John Ross and Isaac Clark. 
"A debt of William Closen, son of Corneles, £1.9.1." Lib. 18, p. 620. 

1765, June 24. Flanlngani, Georg^e, of Greenwich Township, Glou- 
cester Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Isaac Flaningam, and my daugh- 
ter, Anne Jagard, 5 shillings each. Son, Patrick, plantation where 
I live, and all real estate, and he is to permit his mother, my wife, 
Sarah, to live in 3 rooms, and he shall provide for her on the farm, 
and pay her £5 yearly. Children, Samuel, William, Deborah, Priscilla, 
Elizabeth and Sarah, rest of personal estate as they come of age. 
Executor — son, Patrick. Witnesses — John Sparks, Benjamin Rainbo, 
Samuel Blackwood. Proved Jan. 25, 1771. 

1770, Nov. 24. Inventory, £33.16.6, made by Judah Heritage and 
Benjamin Heritage. Lib. 15, p. 152. 

1774, Nov. 18. Flaningam, Tt'^illiam, of Newton Township, Glou- 
cester Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, rest of my personal estate, 
after debts are paid. Executrix — wife, Sarah. Witnesses — Jacob 
Jenings, James Sloan. Proved Dec. 10, 1774. 

1774, Nov. 30. Inventory, £663.4.6, made by David Branson and 
James Sloan. Lib. 16, p. 361. 

1776, Aug. 28. Flenian, Joseph, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Christian, to be supported by my son, Stephen. I give her, 
her legacy in her brothers, Daniel and John's hands, that fell to her 
by her mother. She is to also have the goods she brought to me. 
She is to have a room in the house, if she can get along with my 
son, Stephen, but, if not, he is to build her a room anywhere on the 
place that she choose. Daughter, Christian, the land where her 
grandfather, Fleming, formerly lived, of 50 acres, during her life. 
Son, James, my lands on the south side of Shark River. Son, Stephen, 
my lands on the north side of Shark River; but, if he dies, then to his 
brothers, James and Jacob, and, If James have no son, then his % to 
go to his 3 sisters. Daughter, Ann, a bed and £20, to be paid by 
my Executors some time before her daughter, Abigail, is of age. 



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Daughter, Elizabeth, £20. Executors — friend, Gavin Drummon, and 
son, Stephen. Witnesses — Benjamin Jackson, Samuel Longstreet, John 
Holloway. Proved June 7, 1779. 

1779, June 4. Renunciation by Gavin Drummond. 

1779. Inventory, £602.15.0, made by Jeremiah Burrus and Samuel 
Long-street. Lib. 21, p. 135. 

1777, Sept. 1. Fleming, Andrevv, of Hardwick, Sussex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, John, my real estate, and he is to support his sisters, 
while they are single. Son-in-law, Abraham Norcross, a coat. Daugh- 
ter, Agness, sheep, and to her son, William, a horse. Daughters, 
Martha, Jane, Elizabeth and Sarah, the rest. Executors — son, John, 
and my daughters, Martha and Jane. Witnesses — Thomas Fleming, 
William Williamson, Sommans Oliver. Proved Oct. 3, 1777. 

1777, Oct. 3. Inventory, £277.18.1, made by Cornelius Flummerfelt 
and Samuel Landon. Lib. 18, p. 659. 

1773, July 13. Flereboom, Mattys, of Schralenburgh, Bergen Co., 
cordwalner; will of. To my cousins, Jacob Perdon and Survaas Flere- 
boom, my apparel. Cousin, Survaas Flereboom, my tools. Cousins, 
Marytje Moor and Survaas Flereboom, all the rest, except what is 
granted to Marytje Moor, now wife of Thomas Moor, by deed of gift. 
Executors — cousins, Thomas Moor and Jacob Ferdon. Witnesses — 
Robert Livesey, Annaatje Livesey. Proved Oct. 1, 1773. Lib. L, p. 54. 

1777, March 19. Flick, Amy, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. All my estate to be sold. Son, Joseph Burden, 5 shill- 
ings. Son, Benjamin Flick, £25. Son, Joseph Burden, £12. Son, Philip 
Flick, to have Joseph's £12, after Joseph's death. Sons, Thomas 
Andrevsrs Flick, Philip Flick, Ebenezer Flick and Andrews Flick, 
when 21, the rest of estate. Executor — Jacob Spicer, of Woolwich 
Township. Witnesses — Isaac Henszey, Elizabeth Raworth, Jacob 
Gosling. Proved April 28, 1777. 

1777, April 18. Renunciation by Jacob Spicer. 

1777, April 28. Renunciation by Joseph Borden, in favor of his 
brothers, Benjamin Flick and Thomas Flick, "and I do object against 
Jacob Gosling administering." 

1777, April 28. Adm'rs — Benjamin Flick and Thomas Flick, with 
will annexed. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Gosling; all of Woolwich 
Township. 

1777, March 27. Inventory, £393.3.5^, made by James Casseday and 
Jacob Gosling. Lib. 18, p. 308. 

1770, April 3. Flock, Andrew, of Roxbury Township, Morris Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Andrew Flock and Philip Crater. Fellowbondsman — 
Benjamin Horton; all of said Co. 

1779, April 8. Inventory, £310.5.3, made by John Waldorf and 
Christopher Cams. 

1781, April 2. Account by Adm'rs. 

Lib. M, p. 75; Lib. 22, p. 31; Lib. 23, p. 130. 

1774, Sept. 5. Flower, Judith, of the Lower Precinct, Cape May Co. 
Ward. Daughter of W^illiam Flower. Guardian — Richard Edmunds. 
Fellowbondsman — Elisha Hand; both of said place, yeomen. Wit- 
nesses — John Newton and Isaac Willets. Lib. 15, p. 530. 



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1770, April 24. Flower, Mary, of Cape May Co. Ward. ' Daughter 
of William Flower, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Richard Ed- 
munds. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Eldredge; both of said Co., gentle- 
men. Witnesses — James Watt and Elijah Hughes. Lib. 22, p. 63. 

1772, Feb. 10. Flower, William, of Cape May Co. "Ward. Son of 
William Flower, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Benjamin Ingrum 
[Ingram]. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Woolson; both of said Co., 
gentlemen. Witnesses — Zeruiah Hughes and Israel Hughes. 

Lib. 14, p. 506. 

1780, Feb. 10. Flye, Mary, of Morris Co. Account of her estate by 
Jonathan Coy, Adm'r. "Cash paid for keeping the child, £2." 

File No. 509 N. 

1779, April 21. Foering, Christian Frederick, of Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Margaret Foering and Sebastian Miller. Fellowbondsman — 
Hendrick Willson; all of said Co. Lib. 22, p. 38. 

1772, Aug. 17. Fogg, Joseph, of Upper Alloways Creek Township, 
Salem Co.; will of. Son, Charles, the bed that he has in his use. 
Daughter, Hannah Walker, silver table spoons. Daughter, Rebeckah 
Fogg, silver spoons and pewter plates marked "I. P.," and pewter 
dishes marked "R. F.," when she is 18. Son, Isaac, £50. Son, Holme 
Fogg, the house and lot where I live, with the tanyard; also my 
other lands. Executors — son, Holme Fogg, and friend, John Holme. 
Witnesses — Thomas Thompson, Ebenezer Brewster, Benjamin Holme, 
Jr. Proved Jan. 7, 1775. 

1774, Dec. 30. Inventory, £168.0.11, made by John Dickeson and 
William Oakford. Lib. 16, p. 480. 

1778, Feb. 14. Fogg, Samuel, of Lower Alloways Creek Township, 
Salem Co., farmer; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, and my daughter. Pru- 
dence Fogg, moveable estate, except my watch and case. Daughter, 
Prudence, and her brother, Eliga Fogg; should both die without heirs, 
then her share to be divided between my wife, Elizabeth, and my 
cousins, Samuel Stretch, Luke Stretch, Rebacah Baken, Charles Baken 
and Hannah Stretch. Wife to have profits of land, till my son, Eliga, 
is 14. Son, Eliga, the land where I live, and, if he die, then my 
brother, Edward Fogg, to have it. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and 
Aaron Evins. Witnesses — Charles Bacon, Jane Keasbey, Edward 
Bradway. Proved Jan. 24, 1779. 

1778, April 10. Inventory, £964.13.6, made by William Bradway 
and Edward Bradway. Lib. 21, p. 62. 

1770, April 20. Fogg, Sarah, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co.; will of. 
Sons, Samuel and Joseph P^'ogg, all my lands, and they are to pay 
£60 to my son, Edward Fogg, when he is 21. Daughters, Elizabeth, 
Hannah, Rebekka and Ann Fogg, personal estate. Executors — sons, 
Samuel and Joseph. Witnesses — Jonathan Stretch, Elijah Ware, 
Thomas Sayre. Proved Feb. 12, 1771. 

1770, May 9. Inventory, £434.17.3, made by John Stewart and 
Thomas Sayre. Lib. 15, p. 277. 



1777, Aug. 1. Folkes, Thomas, of Chesterfield Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Brother, Isaiah Folkes' son, Thomas Folkes, the house 



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and lot in Bordentown, lying between Quicksel's and Jacob L.a\vito's 
lots; and the 3-acre lot on the lower side of the back street; also 34 
acres, near the Pharos, at Egg Harbor; also my great Bible. To Ann 
Stackhouse, a bed. Brother Isaiah's widow, £10. To Mary Tantum, 
my still, and £16 her husband owes me. Sister Mary's daughter, 
Mary Nutt, £5. Kinswoman, Nancy Thorn, looking glass. John 
Thorn, Thomas Thorn, Thomas Folkes, Alee Boger and Ann Stack- 
house, the rest of the goods. As to my house and lot in Bordentown. 
where Samuel Shoards lives, if Samuel will pay £150, my E.xeciitor 
is to make him a deed, but, if he will not pay the £150, then the 
Executor is to sell it. Executor — my kinsman, Thomas Thorn. Wit- 
nesses — John Bunting, Jr., William Bunting, Abraham Tilton. i^roved 
Nov. 14, 1777. 

1777, Oct. 31. Inventory, £662.15.0, made by Isaiah Robins and John 
Bunting, Jr. 

1779, Sept. 10. Account by Executors. House and lot sold, as per 
directions of the will, for £150. Lib. 19, p. 305; Lib. 22, p. 66. 

1770, Dec. 17. Folwell, John, of New Hanover Township, Burlington 
Co., shop keeper; will of. Sons, Nathan and Ivins Folwell, £20 each, 
when 21. Daughter, Hannah Folwell, £20, when 18. Wife, Lydia, 
the residue. Executrix — wife, Lydia. Witnesses — Edward ranco.-ist, 
James Wills, Joseph Goldy. Proved May 29, 1771. 

1771, May 15. Inventory. £366.17.10, made by Edward Pancou.st and 
Joseph Goldy. Lib. 15, p. 120. 

1777, June 6. Folwell, Joseph, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Mary Folwell and John Folwell. Fellowbondsman — William Smith, 
Esq., all of Burlington Co. 

1777, June 6. Inventory, £221.19.9, made by Philip Bowne and lsa:ic 
Bunting. Lib. 18, p. 472. 

1770, May 10. Foord, Mary, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Grandson, William Foord, son of my son, Samuel Foord, £40, when 21. 
Grandson, Foord Cutter, £20, when 21. Granddaughter, Eunice Cutter, 
£20, when 18. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Cutter, £20, when 18. Grand- 
daughter, Rachel Cutter, £20, when 18. Granddaughter, Elizabeth 
Foord, daughter of my son, Samuel Foord, 6 silver teaspoons. Grand- 
daughter, Mary Parker, £20, when 18. Daughters, Mary Heard and 
Rachel Manning, the rest of estate. Executors — sons-in-law, Na- 
thaniel Heard and Jeremiah Manning. Witnesses — Israel Thornel, 
Lewis Evens, Reuben Evens. Proved Nov. 13, 1773. Lib. L, p. 31. 

1768, Jan. 28. Foord, Xamiiel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Son, John Foord, all my lands, allowing my brother, Oswald 
Foord, the use of my homestead, during his life. Son, John, and my 
daughter, Isabel, now wife of Ebenezer Foord, my personal estate. 
Executors — son, John, and my son-in-law, Ebenezer Foord. Wit- 
nesses — John Allward, Joseph AUward, Nathaniel Fitz Randolph. 
Proved April 1, 1774. Lib. L, p. 133. 

1775, Feb. 21. Force, Henry, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. ; will of. 
Nephew, Benjamin Wilson, 32 acres, the west end of my plantation 
I live on, bounded by Robert Clarkson, John Clarkson and the high- 
way, when he is 21; but, if he die, then to my two brothers, Samuel 
and Thomas. Benjamin is to pay my brother-in-law John Pike's 



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children as follows: To John Pike, £30; to Joseph Pike, £30; to Eliza- 
beth Denman, daughter of John Pike, £20; and to Elizabeth Tucker, 
granddaughter of John Pike, and daughter of Wessels Tucker, £20. 
Brother, Thomas Force, the rest of my plantation, bounded by Will- 
iam Codleir, Ebenezer Foster, John Clarkson and the above said 
Wilson, and contains 60 acres. Thomas is to pay iny brother, Samuel, 
£180. Executors — brother, Thomas Force, and my cousin, Benjamin 
\'\Mlson. Witnesses — Robert Clarkson, John Clarkson, Elizabeth Force. 
Proved Aug. 30, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 264. 

1777, Feb. 6. Ford, Hannah, of Morristown, Morris Co., widow of 
.John Ford, Esq.; will of. My husband in his will did devise to the 
children of deceased sons, John and Jacob, the greater portion of his 
estate, more than to his daughters; therefore, to do justice to my 
children, I do give to my daughters, Phebe Phillips, Sarah Tuthill, 
Mary Dunham and Jane Tuttle, all my real and personal estate. 
Executors — sons-in-law, Azariah Dunham, Samuel Tuthill and Moses 
Tuttle. Witnesses — Peter Mackie, Andrew Whitehead, David Ford. 
Proved Nov. 12, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 411. 

1777, Jan. 15. Ford, Jacob, of Morristown, Morris Co., merchant; 
will of. Wife, Hannah Ford, £1,000. To the heirs of my son, Jacob, 
deceased, persuant to the directions of his will, dated July 1st, last, 
my house and land where I live, except what is given to the sons of 
my eldest son, John, deceased, which land was conveyed to iny son 
Jacob, by deed March 24, 1762. To my grandsons, the children of 
my son, John, that is to say, to Mahlon, Chillion, David and Nathan, 
the lots as directed in his will. To the 5 children of my son, Jacob, 
Timothy, Gabriel, Elizabeth, Jacob and Phebe, 1/6 part of the residue, 
and to the 4 sons of my deceased son, John, 1/6 part. Daughter, 
Phebe Phillips, 1/6 part; daughter, Sarah Tuthill, 1/6 part; daughter, 
Mary Dunham, 1/6 part, and daughter, Jane Tuttle, 1/6 part. Execu- 
tors — sons-in-law, Azariah Dunham, Samuel Tuthill and Moses Tuttle. 
Witnesses — Abraham Ogden, Joseph Lindsey, James Lesley. Proved 
Nov. 12, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 406. 

1776, July 1. Ford, John, Jr., of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Tract in Pequanock Township, called the Long Meadove, held in part- 
nership with Moses Tuttle, and conveyed to us by my father, to be 
sold; also the forge at the cut lot. Father, Jacob Ford, 200 acres in 
Morristown, which was conveyed to me by him 24 of March, 1762. 
My mother to enjoy the use of the house where my father now lives, 
and the said 200 acres. My wife, £500, and the rents of my Mount 
Hope estate. Sons, Timothy, Gabriel and Jacob, to have good educa- 
tions, and my daughters, Elizabeth and Phebe, to have a good English 
education. Children, Timothy, Gabriel, Jacob, Elizabeth and Phebe, 
the rest of my estate, as they arrive to age. Executors — father, 
Jacob Ford, Esq., Rev. Timothy Johnes, Samuel Tuthill and Moses 
Tuttle. My wife, daughters, and each of my sisters to have a gold 
"morning" ring. Witnesses — John Lindsly, Eleazer Lindsly, Ebenezer 
Condict. Proved Nov. 13, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 413. 

1780, Feb. 18. Fordina, Samuel, of Newton, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Eldest son, Jacob, 5 shillings. Wife, Margret, all real and personal 
estate while my widow, and she is to support all the children, except 
Jacob. Sons, John, George and Samuel, and my daughter, Margaret, 



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personal estate. Executors — wife, Margaret, and friend, Michael 
Willour. Witnesses — Jonathan Dilley, George Main, Peter Snook. 
Proved Sept. 27, 1780. 

1780, Aug-. 15. Inventory, £11.16.0, made by Nathaniel Pettit and 
William Stites. Lib. 23, p. 51. 

1771, Jan. 19. Forgson, Rusnniinh, of Morris Co.; will of. Youngest 
daughter, Rosannah, personal goods. Real estate to be sold. Oldest 
daughter, Martha, 20 shillings. Rest to my youngest daughter, to 
be in the hands of my Executors. Executors — friends, Samuel Mc- 
Allwrath, Ezra Halsey and Joseph Condict. Witnesses — Thomas 
Guerin, Samuel Cosort, Henry Clark, Jr. Proved March 18, 1771. 

Lib. K, p. 359. 

1779, .Sept. 25. Forlong, Mathe'tv Lewis, of Short Hills, Essex Co., 
gentleman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, use of my lands, for the support 
of the family, till my oldest son, Lawrance, is of age, or, if he die, 
then till the next eldest is of age; and then she may have the use 
of Ys the land. Daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Rebekah, Martha and 
Eleanor, each one cow, \vhen they come of age. Son, Lawrence Lewis 
Furlong, and my 2nd son, James Lewis Furlong, and Michael Lewis 
Furlong, all my lands. Executors — friends, Daniel Dean and Isaac 
Reeve. I also give Lawrance Furlong, my brother's son, £60. Wit- 
nesses — James Walsh, Benjamin Lyon, Robert Earle. Proved Oct. 
18, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 100. 

1771, Oct. 1. Fornian, Flizabeth, of Cape May Co., spinster. Int. 
Adm'r — John Foster, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Swain, Esq., 
both of said Co. Witnesses — Zeruiah Hughes and Humphrey Hughes. 

1771, Oct. 1. Inventory, £43, made by Jacob Richardson and Ezekiel 
Mulford. Lib. 14, p. 399. 

1771, April 23. Fornian, Isaac, of New Hanover Township, Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Son, Thomas, my lands; and to his son, James, 
5 shillings, and no more, and the said James is never to enjoy any 
of my lands, for reasons best known to myself. Son, Thomas, to have 
my negros, John, Job, and the wench, Deborah. Daughter, Elizabeth, 
the wife of John Evilman, i^ of the household goods. Daughter, 
Susannah, the wife of Henry Woodrow, the other Vz. Executor — son, 
Thomas. "V^'^itnesses — Thomas Hooton, John Hooton, Joseph Biddle, 
Jr. Proved Aug. 4, 1774. Lib. 16, p. 335. 

1774, Nov. 29. Forman, John, of Kingwood Township, Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'rs — John Sherrerd, of Alexandria Township, and Joseph 
King, of Kingwood Township; both of said Co. 

1774, Nov. 28. Inventory, £147.10.9, made by Absalom Runyan and 
Philip Cool. 

1794, Feb. 5. Account by Adm'rs. Lib. 15, p. 506. 

1775, Jan. 8. Forman, William, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., blacksmith; will of. My mother, Grace Harris, wife of Thomas 
Harris, of Kingwood Township, all of my estate. Executors — Lemuel 
Pierson, of Amwell, blacksmith, and Daniel Thatcher, son of Jeremiah 
Thatcher. Witnesses — George Alexander, Joseph Smith, Joel Thomp- 
son. Proved Feb. 8, 1775. 

1775, Feb. 8. Inventory, £75.18.7, made by Joseph Smith and Edward 
Thatcher. Lib. 17, p. 204. 



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1773, April 5. Forsyth, Elizabeth, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Andrew Forsyth, of Philadelphia. Fellowbondsman — Josiah Franklin 
Davenport, of City of Burlington. Witness — Frank Davenport. 

Lib. 14, p. 524. 

1774, .Sept. 14. Forsyth, John, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — William Shreve and John Thorne. Fellowbondsman — John 
Chapman; all of said Co. 

1774, Sept. 6. Inventory, £19.1.6, made by John Chapman and John 
Decow. Sundry g-oods at Peter Kester's. Lib. 15, p. 523. 

1775, Oct. 7. Forsyth, John, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs — Lucre- 
tia Forsyth and Mathew Forsyth; both of said Co. Fellowbondsman 
— Thomas Smith, of Burlington Co. 

1775, Oct. 9. Inventory, £556.3.5, made by John Chapman and Will- 
iam Shreve. 

1778, July 29. Account by Lucretia Forsyth, the surviving Adm'x. 
Cash was paid to Joshua Forsyth, Martha Forsyth, Apollo Woodward, 
and others. Lib. 15, p. 544; Lib. 23, p. 134. 

1779, Sept. 29. Forsyth, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., salt 
maker. Int. Adm'rs — John Campbell, John Hall and Thomas Napier; 
all of said Co. Witnesses — Rachel Henderson and Thomas Henderson. 

1779, Oct. 8. Inventory, £3,705.11.5, made by William Jackson and 
Garret Longstreet. 

1782, March 27. Account by Thomas Napier, one of the Adm'rs. 
Cash paid John Campbell, one of the Adm'rs, for sundry accounts, 
which were taken by the enemy, £72.17.3. 

Lib. 22, p. 16; Lib. 24, p. 137. 

1777, Feb. 18. Forsytli, Matthew, of New Hanover Township, Bur- 
lington Co.; noncupative will of. I gave to my cousin, Jesse For- 
syth, £10, and my cousin; Thomas Forsyth, meaning his brother John 
Forsyth's eldest son, is well enough off. To my brother, John For- 
syth's 3 youngest children, Samuel, Susannah and John, £15. Brother, 
Joshua Forsyth, the rest. Witnesses — Samuel Rogers, Job Malsberry, 
Mary Bishop, Samuel Bunting. Proved Feb. 27, 1777. 

1777, March 12. Joshua Forsyth appointed Adm'r, with will annexed. 

1777, Feb. 27. Inventory, £180.19.9, made by Gervas Pharo and John 
Chapman. 

1780, Nov. 6. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 18, p. 140; Lib. 23, p. 211. 

1778, July 29. Forsyth, Thomas, Susannah and John, of Monmouth 
Co. Wards. Petition of Lucretia Forsyth, stating that she has 4 
children, Thomas, Susannah, Samuel and John, who have estates, and 
she being a person who must work for a living, prays that John 
Chapman may be made their Guardian. 

1778. July 29. Natural Guardian — John Chapman, until they are 14. 

Lib. 18, p. 692. 

1776, Jan. 13. Foster, Aaron, of Cumberland Co., mariner. Int. 
Adm'rs — Ephraim Foster and Ezekiel Foster; both of Deerfleld; said 
Co., yeomen. Lib. 16, p. 497. 



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1780, Dec. 12. Foster, Andrew, of Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary Foster. Pellowbondsman — Joseph Little; 
both of said place. Witness — Martha Big-gar. 

1780, Dec. 4. Inventory, £55.5.6, made by Cornelius Tunison and 
Hugh Scott. Lib. 23, p. 217. 

1779, Dec. 24. Foster, Benjamin, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Martha Foster, use of all my estate, and she may dispose 
of any part for the support of my children. I also give her my negro 
girl, Phillis, and, after wife's death, to my tw^o daughters, Priscilla 
Foster and Hannah Foster. Son, Benjamin, plantation where I live, 
of 140 acres; also salt meadow, joining James "Walker's upland; also 
1/^ of a salt meadow in Woodbridge, to be the east end, joining Jacob 
Sutton: and the west end I give to my daughter, Sarah Turner, wife 
of Daniel Turner, if said Daniel does buy the farm of Robert Ross, 
but if he does not, then I give the whole meadow to my son, Ben- 
jamin. Negro man, Tom, to be sold, and the money g-iven to my 4 
children, Benjamin, Priscilla, Hannah and Sarah. Daughters, Pris- 
cilla and Hannah, the land I bought of Jonathan Sharp, in New Bruns- 
wick. Moveable estate to my 4 children. Executors— my said chil- 
dren. Witnesses — Mary Dunham, Abraham Dunham, Henry Sutton. 
Proved March 7, 1780. Lib. 21, p. 314. 

1777, Jan. 14. Foster, E^lizabeth, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Daniel Smith, Esq. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Stites; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — Jonathan Foster and Richard Stites. 

1777, May 14. Inventory, £44.4.19, made by David Smith and Jotham 
Townsend. Lib. 22, p. 40. 

1777, Jan. 10. Foster, Jonathan, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah Foster. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Ogden; both of 
Deerfleld Township, said Co. Witness — Eden Merseilles. 

1777, Jan. 7. Inventory, £171.15.7, made by Daniel Ogden and Uriah 
Davies. 

1780, Feb. 7. Account by Hannah Thompson, late Foster. 

Lib. 18, p. 80; Lib. 22, p. 67. 

1777, Jan. 30. Foster, Jonathan, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah Foster, widow. Fellowbondsman — Ezekiel Stevens, yeoman; 
both of said Co. Witnesses — Thomas Hand and Richard Stites. 

1777, Jan. 30. Inventory, £42, made by Ezekiel Stevens and Thomas 
Hand. Lib. 22, p. 41. 

1778, March 26. Foster, William, of Evesham Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Son, Josiah Foster, my lot at Burlington, of about I14 
acre; also 80 acres, being part of that tract I bought, called Alford 
Tract, to be taken off of said tract on Choohawkin road, joining 
lands that I sold to John Kendal and William Morgan; also 20 acres 
now in the tenure of Thomas Burdin, in Salem Co. Son, William, the 
said Alford's Tract, that joins land I sold to Robert How and Penns 
Lane, of about 9G acres. Son, Josiah, the east part of the land where 
he lives, joining Solomon and Jonathan Haines. Son, William, the 
rest of the farm where I live. Sons, Josiah and William, the cedar 
swamp in Burlington and Gloucester Counties; also my right to 
unappropriated lands. Daughter, Lydia, £200. I have given to my 
daughter, Sarah, and her children, somewhat of my estate, but I give 



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them the following: To my granddaughter, Hope, the wife of John 
Allen, £100, and to my granddaughter, Beulah Wells, £100, and to my 
granddaughter, Hannah Wells, £50, and to my grandson, Enoch Wells, 
£50, and to my grandson, Josiah Wells, £50, and to my grandson, John 
Wells, £5, and Josiah is to have his when he is 21. The children of 
my daughter, Elizabeth, deceased, have been provided for, therefore 
I pass on to other matters. To Evesham Particular Meeting, £30. To 
Piles Grove Particular Meeting, £20. Daughters, Hannah, Mary, 
Martha, Abigal, Phebe and Lydia, the rest of my lands in Salem and 
Gloucester Counties, that I bought, being the late estate of John 
Alford, Esq.; also house and 3 lots near Mount Holly. Executors — 
sons, Josiah and William. Witnesses — Edward Darnel, Benjamin 
Haines, William Rogers, Isaac Evans. Proved Nov. 31 (?), 1778. 

1778, Nov. 23. Inventory, £4,647.16.4, made by Isaac Evans and 
William Rogers. Lib. 20, p. 106. 

1778, April 2. Fowler, Benjamin, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Grandson, Joseph Ozbourn, farm where I live, when 21, which has 
been conveyed by me to my daughter. Rations Ozbourn, the mother 
of said Joseph. Son-in-law, Thomas Simmons, £50, provided he and 
his wife do demand it within 7 years. To the sons and daughters 
of my daughter, Freelove Simmons, the residue, as they are of age. 
Executors — John Brookfleld and Thomas Miller. Witnesses — Gideon 
Riggs, Jedediah Frost, Samuel Carter. Proved Oct. 18, 1779. 

1779, Oct. 22. Inventory, £1,430.17.10, made by Job Brookfleld and 
Samuel Oliver. Lib. 20, p. 329. 

1775, April 10. Fowler, Joseph, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Susannah Fowler. Fellowbondsman — William Bedell; both 
of said place. Witness — John Doughty. Lib. M, p. 36. 

1778, Sept. 30. Fox, David, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Margaret Fox. Fellowbondsmen — Thomas Parker and Garrit 
Vanneman; all of said Co. 

1778, Aug. 21. Inventory, £278.2.6, made by Thomas Parker and 
Garrit Vanneman. Lib. 16, p. 528. 

1772, April 17. Fox, Ephraini, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Elizabeth Fox, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsman — 
Stephen Clark, of said place. Esquire. 

1772, April 7. Inventory, £94.3.1, made by William Dalles and David 
Shepherd. Lib. 14, p. 509. 

1776, Oct. 16. Fox, John, of Manington Township, Salem Co., mar- 
iner; will of. Brother, Isaac Fox, all real and personal estate, when 
21, and, if he die, then to my brothers and sisters, Abraham, Jacob, 
George and Sophia Johns, wife of Joshua Johns. Now intending to 
better my fortune, I have shipped myself on board the Black Brig 
Privateer, now flting out in Philadelphia, belonging to the Independ- 
ent State of America, to fight against her insulting enemies. Execu- 
tors — Elisha Bassett and Abraham Miller. Witnesses — Isaac Davis, 
Thomas Knowles, Sarah Bassett. Proved May 29, 1777. 

1777, May 29. Inventory, £63.3.3, made by Elijah Cattell and Isaac 
Davis. Lib. 19, p. 94. 






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1773, May 8. Franklin, James, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Lydia Franklin. Fellowbondsman — Thomas James, yeoman; 
both of said place. Witness — Joseph Roberts. 

1772, April 21. Inventory, £132.8.2, made by William Guest and 
James Mathews. 

1772, Oct. 6. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 14, p. 504; Lib. 15, p. 508. 

1774, July 20. Franklin, John, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, £7 yearly, and the house that joins the 
sawmill, and one acre of land. The sawmill and grrist mill, to be 
rented out, till the rents will pay Jacob Spicer for the money I owe 
him for land where both stand, and one acre of land, joining- Jacob 
Gosling; which mills and land I give to my grandson, John West, 
when of age. If John have no heir, then to be the property of my 
eldest son. One hundred acres of pine land and cedar swamp, joining 
Still Run and Jonathan Fisher's mill tract, to be sold. My Landing 
on Mantua Creek to be sold; and the money to be paid to my children. 
Son, Joseph, negro Tob, and he is to pay to my daughter (his sister), 
Ann, £10. Daughter, Elizabeth Tomling, £10. Sons, James, Jeremiah 
and John, my mill. Executor — friend, Jacob Spicer. Witnesses — 
George Cook, Benjamin Liddon, John Richards. Proved Aug. 12, 1775. 

Lib. 17, p. 211. 

1773, Aug. 18. Frazee, Edward, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Sons, Benony and Jonathan, the land that is between Amos 
Morse and the mill pond one way, and between the country road and 
the house where I dwell the other way, and all the land between 
these 2 lines, one of which is along line of George Frazee and Daniel 
Terrill, and the other begins where Stephen Borrows and I join 
corners in Daniel Terrill's line, all of xyhich is to be divided between 
them when Jonathan comes of age, and, till then, my wife, Catharine, 
shall have the use of it. Sons, James and Richard, the land that I 
bought of John Clason, also the lowland at the northwest end of my 
plantation, between Rahw^ay River and the bank, when Richard comes 
of age. Son, George, the rest of my land. Daughters, PoUey, Cath- 
arine and Rebekah, the rest of my estate, when they are 18. Execu- 
tors — my brother, George Frazee and James Frazee. Witnesses — 
Foster W^illiains, Daniel Skinner, Samuel Luke. Proved Oct. 25, 1773. 

1773, Oct. 27. Inventory, made by John Marsh and Steven Burrows. 

Lib. L, p. 28. 

1787, Nov. 4. Frazee, Isaac, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, my moveable estate. Eldest son, 
Isaac, 55 1/2 acres of land, which I bought of David Stewert and War- 
ner Tucker; also land by Thomas Acken's corner, and Isaac shall 
provide for his mother. Son, Jonas, the rest of my land, and he is to 
provide for his mother. Granddaughter, Elizabeth, daughter of my 
son, Samuel, a bed. Daughters, Marget Pamely, Mary Harris and 
Hannah Hinds, the moveables, after my wife's death. Executor.s — 
my wife, and my son, Isaac. Witnesses — Isaac Clark, Philip Chans- 
lar, James Stell Coberly. Proved March 9, 1775. Lib. L, p. 351. 

1777, April 24. Frazee, Isaac, of Westfleld, Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Phebe, £40, and the use of the land joining 
my brother, Jonas Frazee, till my son, John, is 21. Son, Isaac, £400, 
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it of Zachariah Davis. Son, Levy, 70 acres of land, of tlie southwest 
end of my lot where I live, being by land of Mathias Hetfleld, John 
Acken and Jacob Davis. Son, John, the rest of my lands, when 21. 
Daughters, Susanah and Mary, 2 chests. Daughters, Susanah, Mary, 
Margret and Rachel, the rest of personal estate, when they are 18. 
If my wife refuse to comply with what I have given her, then my 2 
youngest daughters, Margret and Mary, that was born of her body, 
shall have no more than 5 shillings. Executors — friend, William 
Darby, and my son, Isaac. Witnesses — Jacob Noe, Samuel Hicks, 
John Scudder. Proved May 14, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 470. 

1777, Oct. 20. Prazee, Jonas, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — William 
Darby. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Clark; both of said Co., farmers. 
Witness — Sarah Kirkpatrick. 

1777, Oct. 18. Renunciation by Elizabeth Prazee, widow of Jonas 
Frazee, in favor of Williarn Darby. Witness — Isaac Clark. 

1777, Oct. 23. Inventory, £294.19.5, made by Isaac Clark and John 
Darby. Lib. 18, p. 626. 

1770, Dec. 4. Frazee, Joseph, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Grandson, Aaron Prazee, 10 shillings. Wife, Mary, all that 
was left to her in her father's will. Son, Elisha, five shillings. Son, 
John, five shillings. Son, Cornelius, five shillings. Son, Henry, 5 
shillings. Daughters, Sarah and Mary, the wives of William Davis 
and William Hall. Executor — William Darby, Jr. Witnesses — Joseph 
Line, Jr., Susannah Littell, Henry Davis. Proved Peb. 5, 1772. 

1772, Peb. 3. Inventory, £146.14.11, made by Recompence Stanbery 
and David Miller. Lib. K, p. 398. 

1776, May 29. Freeman, Benjamin, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Tomkins. Pellowbondsman — 'Thomas Preeman; both of said 
Co. Lib. M, p. 30. 

1780, Oct. 23. Freeman, Benjamin, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Joanna Preeman and Cyrus Dehart; both of said Co. Lib. 24, p. 23. 

1776, April 2. Freeman, Charity, of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; will of. 
Niece, Prudence Hatfield, £50. Negro man, Benjamin, to be free. 
Nephew, Samuel Poi-ce, rest of my personal estate. Executor — said 
Samuel Porce. Witnesses — Joseph D Camp, John Moore, Hannah 
Moore. Proved June 7, 1778. 

1776, Nov. 4. Inventory, £140.3.4, made by Joseph Willis and David 
Brant. Lib. 20, p. 225. 

1776, May 27. Freenian, Henry, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co. ; will 
of. Wife, Isabel Preeman, plantation where I dwell, during her life. 
Daughter, Abigal Warrik, and her husband, £8. Daughter, Ann Bird, 
and her husband, £8. Daughter, Elizabeth Alexander, £8. Daughter, 
Lucy Howell, £8. Daughter, Conzada, some household goods. Grand- 
son, Lot, a horse, when he is 21, and, if he behaves well, he may live 
with my son, Edward. Son, Edward, my plantation. Executors — son, 
Edward, and Jonah Parks. Witnesses — Malakiah Bonham, William 
McClean, Grace Harris. Proved June 20, 1776. 

1776. June 18. Inventory, £191.7.5, made by John Taylor and William 
McClean. Lib. 17, p. 373. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1771-1780 I9I 

1771, March 25. Freeman, Isaac, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, goods to the amount of £50, and use of other goods 
that are to be used on the land. Goods that are for her use to be 
divided among mj' children, except daughter, EUinor, who has had 
her share. Son, Abraham, to whom I gave a lot of land, which he 
has sold, £20. Son, Isaac, land I bought of Micajah Dunn. Son, 
Ashbell, 30 acres of land, that my father gave me, to be taken off the 
lower end that joins Thomas and Jaines Edgar. My sons, William 
and Henry, the rest of the land my father gave me. Son, Jonathan, 
the home plantation, on the north side of the road where I live. 
Daughter, Elinor, £5. Granddaughter, Sarah Moores, the daughter 
of my daughter, Elizabeth, in lieu of the goods and clothing of her 
mother, which are in my possession, £30, when she is 18. If she die 
her share is to be for my daughters, Mary, Sarah and Hannah. 
Daughter, Mary, £30, when 18. Daughter, Sarah, £30, when 18. Daugh- 
ter, Hannah, £30, when 18. Sons, Isaac, Ashbel, William and Henry, 
each 2 cows, a horse and 6 sheep, as they are 21. Wife, Sarah, use 
of lands and goods, till children come of age. Land I bought of 
Gayon Eddy to be sold. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my friend and 
brother, Isaac Tappen. Witnesses — Isaac Freeman, Jr., James Free- 
man. Proved Jan. 2, 1778. 

1777. Inventory, £469.4.9, made by Charles Jackson and William 
Cutter. 

1777, April 1. Inventory, £16.3.4, of part of the estate, made by 
Daniel Shotwell and Samuel Moore. Lib. 18, p. 637. 

1777, July 18. Freeman, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — James Bonny. 

1777, July 17. Inventory, £407.10.1. Lib. 18, p. 617. 

1762, July 24. Freeman, Martha, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. I give all my lands in New London, or New England, to my two 
sons, Alexander Freeman and Isaac Freeman, and my grandson, Henry 
Freeman, son of my son, Alexander Freeman. Grandson, John Free- 
man, son of my son, Henry Freeman, 20 shillings. Daughter, Charity, 
gold rings. Daughters, Martha and Charity, my riding chair. Grand- 
daughter, Martha Freeman, daughter of my son, Henry Freeman, a 
bed. Rest of estate to my 4 daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth, Martha and 
Charity. Executors — son, Alexander Freeman, and my daughter. 
Charity Freeman. Witnesses — Daniel Shotwell, James Freeman, 
Joseph Shotwell, Jr. Signed Martha Freeman, with a seal. "I assin 
over my rite to the within ritten will." Signed "William McDaniel." 
Witnesses — Joseph Thorp, Susana Austin. Proved Dec. 6, 1775. 

1775, Dec. 6. Adm'r — Isaac Freeman, with will annexed, of Martha 
McDaniel, late Martha Freeman. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Shotwell; 
both of Woodbridge. Lib. L, p. 282. 

1772, July 9. Freeman, Philip, of Middlesex Co. Ward. Son of 
Edward Freeman, deceased. Said Ward makes choice of John Stites 
as his Guardian. 

1772, July 9. Guardian — John Stites, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. 

Lib. K, p. 441. 

1777, July 8. Freeman, Samuel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. W^ife, Mary, £100. The salt meadow I bought of Joseph Shotwell, 
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192 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

which was devised to me by my father, Henry Freeman, all to be 
sold. Granddaughter, Hannah, £12; granddaughter, Catharine, £12; 
granddaughter, Elizabeth, £12; they being the daughters of my son, 
Jonathan, deceased. The rest of the money from the sale of the. 
above lands to be given to my grandsons, Samuel Stone Freeman and 
James Freeman, sons of my son, Jonathan, deceased. Plantation 
where I live, and 2 parcels of salt meadow in Raway Meadows, to be 
sold, and the money divided among my grandsons, Samuel, Jedadiah 
and Henry, who are sons of my son, James, deceased, but, if my 
daughter-in-law, Catharine, the widow of my son James, should bear 
him another child, then it is to have its share. Grandson, Samuel, 
son of my son James, deceased, the house and lot I bought of Isaac 
Bonnel, Sheriff of Middlesex Co., when 21. Personal estate to be 
sold, and the money to be divided among my daughters, Sarah Force, 
Mai-y Pain and Rachel Tucker, and my grandchildren, the children 
of my daughter, Hannah Frazee, deceased, and my grandchildren, the 
children of my daughter, Elizabeth Morris, deceased. The other i^ 
part of that land I bought of William Stone to be sold, and the money 
given to my grandsons, Samuel Stone Freeman and James Freeman, 
sons of my son Jonathan, deceased, Samuel, Jedediah and Henry 
Freeman, three of the sons of my son James, deceased, when they 
are 21. Executors — friends, James Bonney and James Fitz Randolph. 
Witnesses — Samuel Force, Jr., David Edgar, Joseph D Camp. Proved 
Feb. 23, 1778. 

1778, Feb. 4. Inventory made, but names of appraisers not given. 
Bonds and notes were against the following persons: Jonathan Free- 
man, Robert F. Randolph, David Alston, Lewis Morris, John Freeman, 
John Payne, John Tucker, Noah Crane, Isaac Thorn, James Freeman, 
Jr., Matthias Baker, Thomas P. Force, Henry Force, James Bonney, 
Morris Frazee and Benjamin Shotwell. Lib. 19, p. 491. 

1770, March 26. Fries, Johannis, of Knowlton, Sussex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, John Henry Fries, 5 shillings. To Martines Fries and 
John Crease, the whole tract of land, to be divided among Caty 
Snider, Elea Snider, Martines Freas, Marebi Fries, John Henry Freas. 
Son, Adam, £2. Son, John, £2. Daughter, Mary Fries, £1. Children, 
Caty Snyder, John Henry Fries, Else Snider, Mertines Fries, Mer- 
rebes Fries, Caty Fries, Adna Fries, Mary Fries, John Fries, Philip 
Huffman, Anne Huffman, the rest. Executors — Martines Fries and 
John Creasy. Witnesses — Reuben Whitelock, John Harris, William 
Honnywell. Proved May 8, 1771. 

1771, April 29. Inventory, £90.8.6, made by William Dall and 
William Cool. 

1775, May 13. Account by Executors. Lib. 15, p. 113; Lib. 15, p. 545. 

1774, May 16. Frie-sburgh, Daniel. Petition of Jacob Friesburgh, 
desiring administration on estate of said Daniel Friesburgh. It is 
ordered that letters be granted unless cause is shown to the contrary 
by June 13th next by James Grey. Theodorus Van Dyck or Nicholas 
Hoffman said to be Executors. Lib. 16, p. 189. 

1775, April 3. Frost, Abner, of Elizabeth, Essex Co., cordwainer; 
will of. Wife, Hannah Frost, a lot of land and various goods, and 
she is to support Naomi and Sarah Frost, daughters of Abner Frost. 
The land joining to Samuel Meeker, Jr., to be sold. Daughter, Pru- 
dence, £15. Son, Jedediah, and his son, Josiah, the rest of my real 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 I93 

estate, at the death of my said wife, and my daughters, Naomi and 
Sarah. Executor — Samuel Meeker, of Spring-fleld. Witnesses — iThomas 
Willis, Stephen Woodruff. Proved Jan. 14, 1778. 

1777, Dec. 2. Inventory, £82.15.0, made by Stephen Woodruff and 
John Clark, 3rd. Lib. 18, p. 680; Lib. 20, p. 126. 

1775, May 10. Fry, Henry, of Somerset Co.; will of. My wife to 
have the clock and bed. Then the rest is to be sold, and she is to 
have Vs part. Gabriel Fry to have £3. Johannes Fry to have £3. 
William Fry to have £10. Children of Abraham Lukens to have an 
equal share, and also the children of Joseph Smith, in behalf of their 
mother, as also Abraham in behalf of his mother. Johannes Fry to 
have the large Bible. Henry Lus to have £5. Casper Kan, £5. Execu- 
tors — John Wortman and Cornelius Lane. Witnesses — Peter Coshen, 
Peter Wortman, "^Villiam Finley. Proved May 4, 1776. 

1776, April 13. Inventory, made by the Executors. (Will translated 
from the Dutch.) Lib. L, p. 246. 

1773, June 7. Pry, Thomas, of Township and Co. of Gloucester. 
Int. Adm'rs — John Gill, Isaac Kay, Thomas Redman, of Newton 
Township, and Robert Mattocks, of Gloucester Township, Gloucester 
Co. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Nicholson, of Gloucester Township. 
W^itness — Constantine Lord. 

1773, June 7. Renunciation by Elizabeth Fry, widow of Thomas 
Fry, yeoman, in favor of John Gill, Isaac Kay, Robert Mattax and 
Thomas Redman. Witnesses — Jacob Clement and Joseph Hillman. 

1773, June 28. Inventory, £208.6.2, made by Joseph Nicholson and 
Benjamin Bate. 

1775, May 3. Account by Adm'rs. Lib. 15, p. 508; Lib. 15, p. 535. 

1771, Aug. 2. Fulkerson, F^lixabeth, of Somerset Co.; will of. Being 
the widow of Johannes Fulkerson. To the children of Williams 
Elsworth (son of my brother, Christopher Elsworth), £100. To the 
children of Maria Mansfield (daughter of my sister, Sarah), £100. 
To Mary Van Vark (daughter of my niece, Anna Maria Van Vark), 
£50. Nephew, Simon Beasted, of New York City, the obligation he 
gave me. To Blandina Van Nortwyck (the wife of Wilhelmas Van 
Nortwyck), my apparel. Executors — friends, Samuel Staats Coeyeman 
and Jacob Van Norstrand. Witnesses — Francis Brasier, Hendrick 
Vroome, Hugh Blackball. Proved Aug. 23, 1771. Lib. K, p. 369. 

1780, Feb. 11. Fulkerson, Fulker, of Bedminster Township, Somer- 
set Co. Int. Adni'r — Cornelius Fulkerson. Fellowbondsman — John 
Fulkertson; both of said Co., farmers. 

1780, Feb. 24. Inventory, £1,195.8.6, made by Caleb Jeffers and 
James Whaeling. Lib. 22, p. 23. 

1770, Dec. 12. Furnian, Jane, of Western Piecinct, Somerset Co., 
spinster; will of. Son, Zedekiah Pettit, £1. Grandson, Benjamin 
Pettit, the son of my son, Zedekiah, £1. House and lot where I live 
to be sold, and the money to be "given to my son, Obadiah Pettit, who 
is to have one part, and another part to be given to my grandchildren, 
Sarah Pettit, Jesse Pettit, Isaac Pettit and Jane Pettit, who are the 
children of my son Zedekiah, and the other part to my brother, 
Nowell Furman and his sons, Isaac and Nowell. Granddaughter, 
Jane Pettit, daughter of my son, Zedekiah, the rest of my goods. 

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194 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Executors — Henry Berrian and John Scott Cooper. Witnesses — 
Oakey Stephenson, Gabriel Furman, John Hedges. Proved Aug-. 18, 
1773. 

1773, May 29. Inventory, £49.11.11, made by Joseph Olden and John 
Hedges. Lib. L, p. 18. 

1771, Sept. 14. Fiirnian, .Tonathnii, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Real and personal estate to be sold. Wife, Mary, all the goods 
she brought with her. Son, Robert, 20 shillings. Son, Richard, 20 
shillings. Children, Richard, Daniel, Joshua, Elizabeth Bills, Sarah 
Furman and Mary Furman, the money from the sale of lands. Execu- 
tor.s — sons, Richard and Robert. Witnesses — Stephen Laning, Ger- 
shum Moore, Daniel Laning. Proved Dec. 29, 1779. 

1779. Dec. 20. Inventory, £3,263.11.0. made by Henry Cook and 
Joseph Tindall. Lib. 21, p. 270. 

1772, Jan. 7. Furman, Jonathan, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Anna Furman. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Shaw, Sr. ; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Israel Hughes and John Foster. 

1772, April 27. Inventory, £103.8.6, made by Henry Hand and George 
Stites. Legacy from his sister, Eliz. Furman, adjudged at about £6. 

Lib. 14, p. 508. 

1778, Jan. 6. Furman, Samuel, of Somerset Co.; will of. Sons, 
Samuel and John, plantation where T live, when John is 18. Daugh- 
ters, Abigail, Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret and Sarah, £250. My son, 
Samuel, shall give my 3 youngest children, Margaret, John and Sarah, 
support till they are 16. Executors — son, Samuel, brother, William, 
and friend, John Johnson. Witnesses — ^Isaac Furman, Burgoon Up- 
dike, Joseph Olden. Proved Jan. 2, 1779. 

1778, Dec. 24. Inventory, £845.15.0, made by Joseph Olden and 
Burgoon Updike. Lib. 20, p. 167. 

1772, May J). Ganiage, John, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph 
Price. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Dennis, Jr.; both of Shrewsbury, said 
Co. Witnesses — John Borden and Joseph Price, Jr. Lib. K, p. 413. 

1749, July 17. Gamble, William, of Dublin, Ireland, merchant; will 
of. AVife, Mary, £500. To the two oldest children of my son, .Tohn, 
£200, which were begot on the body of Jane Marshal. My oldest 
daughter, Margaret Shurbock, 5 shillings. Son, John, 5 shillings, my 
estate in Pennsylvania, and in Sallam Co., near Philadelphia, being 
1,750 acres, and to his heirs of the body of Jane Marshall; and John 
shall give to my son, William, a note for £100; William being my 
2nd son. Third son, Francis, £200. Youngest son, Thomas, £200. 
Daughter, Grizell Gamble, £200. Youngest daughter, Francess Gam- 
ble, £200. Daughter, IMary Gamble, wife of Joseph Bagnall, 5 shill- 
ings. Daughter, Ellinor Gamble, wife of Michael Mitchell, 5 shillings. 
Grandson, Simion Chirlock, £50. Grandsons, William and Samuel 
Bagnal, £50. Granddaughters, Mary and Margaret Mitchell, £50. To 
my 4 (?) married children, Margaret Sherlock, Mary Bagnall, Ellinor 
Mitchell. Jane Marshall, Allis Gamble, £10 apiece. Executors — rwife, 
Mary, and Samuel Shirlock, in Back Lane, founder. Witnesses — 
Robert Moore, Henry Jackson, David Collins. Pruved Nov. 29, 1773. 

Lib. 35, p. 303. 



CALENDAR OF WII.I.S I771-I780 I95 

1774, Jan. 14. Gammon, William, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Gammon, widow. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Scott, yeoman; 
both of Trenton, said Co. Witness — Thomas Pryor, Jr. 

1774, Jan. 12. Inventory, £6.6.0, made by Thomas Scott and Isaac 
Brittin. Lib. 15, p. 512. 

1772, Jan. 24. Gandy, Aaron, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Son, Abiiah Gandy, the west side of my land; and the upper piece 
of cedar swamp, lying- in Tockwock. Son, Moses, the east side of my 
land. My other piece of land and marsh, called Ogden's Marsh, to 
be sold. Wife, Elizabeth, V2 of this part, where I live, both house, 
orchard and land, while my widow, and % the moveable estate. 
Daug-hter, Elishaba Hult, £5. To Ahiiah, my cane. To Moses, my gun. 
Daughter, Hannah Gandy, the rest of my moveable estate, when 21. 
Executors — friends, Joseph Ogden and William Dollis, Jr. Witnesses 
— Dan Lore, Anna Lore, David Shepherd. Proved March 10, 1773. 

1773, March 4. Inventory, £151.2.3, made by David Shepherd and 
William Dalles. Lib. 16, p. 82. 

1776, April 23. Gandy, Abijah, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, 
Mary, the use of plantation to bring up my children. Oldest son. 
Henry, the plantation, at his mother's decease, or the lower part. 
Son, Abijah, 25 acres, across the upper part. Son, Shepherd Gandy, 
£10, when of age. Daughter, Deborah Gandy, £5, when of age. My 
2 youngest sons to be bound out to trades, according to an agree- 
ment that was made, if my son-in-law lives with his mother till he 
is of age. Executors — wife, Mary, and Nathan Shepherd. Witnesses 
— Gideon Heaton, Anna Lore, Tabitha Shepherd. Proved March 12, 
1777. 

1777, March 12. Inventory, £151.5.2, made by Gideon Heaton and 
Hosea Shepherd. Lib. 18, p. 156. 

1772, Nov. 13. Gandy, David, of Downs Township, Cumberland Co., 

i yeoman; will of. To three oldest sons, Thomas, David and Ephraim, 

I all my lands. Wife, % my moveable estate, and her living on the 

I place. Three youngest children to have £50. Executors — James Dia- 

1 ment and David Whitecar. Witnesses — Ellas Smith, Henry Garrison, 

f Jude [Judith] Garrison. Proved Aug. 17, 1775. 

t 1775, July 27. Inventory, £132.18.2, made by John Daniels and 

I Timothy Elmer. 

[■ 1777, May 5. Account by David Whitecar. Cash paid Rachel Gar- 

I' rison, Naomi Hewit, Dan Lore, Abijah Gandy, Jonathan Lore, Sarah 

I: Joslin, Mary Nixson, Catharine Gandy, John Garrison, James Benson, 

I; David Garrison. Paid Nathan Daniels, towards the support of 3 

I' children, which testator ordered to be put out, £13.12.6. For bringing 

h. up an infant of but 2 years old, till it can be put out clear of expence, 

f £24. Paid Mary Davis, for support of another child, from 5 years 

li old, till the same arrives at age of 18, £12. 

•; Lib. 17, p. 229; Lib. 18, p. 469. 

i 1774, Feb. 23. Gandy, Moses, of Downs Township, Cumberland Co. 

' Ward. Son of Aaron Gandy, of said place, deceased. Guardian — 
Silas Newcomb. Fellowbondsman — John Daniels; both of Fairfield, 
said Co., yeomen. Lib. 15, p. 514. 



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1776, Dec, 26. Gandy, Moses, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Planta- 
tion to be sold. Brother, Abijah, £2. Sister, Elishabe Hewet, £15. 
Sister, Hannah Gandy, £15. Overplus to be divided among Elishabe 
Hewet's daughter, Mary Hewet, and my brother, Abijah Gandy's 3 
sons, Henry, Abijah and Shepherd Gandy. Executors — Dan Lore and 
David Lore. Witnesses — Ann Shepherd, Anna Lore, George Taylor. 
Proved March 12, 1777. 

1777, Jan. 13. Inventory, £13.6.3, made by Alban Davis and Thomas 
Campbell. 

1780, Aug. 9. Account by Dan Lore. Lib. 18, p. 168; Lib. 24, p. 171. 

1771, Nov. 20. Gandy, Samuel, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Mary, % of my estate. Eldest son, David Gandy, the tract where I 
live, when he is 21; also % of a cedar swamp that joins the swamp 
of my brother, Thomas Gandy, and John Townsend. Second son, 
Aaron, % the said swamp; and, at age of 14, to be put to apprentice 
to my brother, John Gandy, to learn the shoe maker's trade. Young- 
est son, John Gandy, other % of said swamp. Daughter, Easter 
Gandy, to have 1^/^ year schooling. Executors — wife, Mary, and my 
brother, John Gandy. The land I bought of Jacob Spicer to be sold. 
My brother, John Gandy, to have the use of that part of the house 
in which he lives, till my son, David, is 21. Executors — my wife, 
Mary, and brother, John Gandy. Witnesses — Henry Young Town- 
send, Azariah Pain, Joseph Smith. Proved March 30, 1772. 

1772, March 18. Inventory, £147.13.8, made by John Townsend and 
Joseph Corson. Lib. 16, p. 1. 

1772, Jan. 31. Gano, Stephen, of Hillsborough Township, Somerset 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Barent Rynierse, of said place. Fellowbondsman 
— John Shuurman, of Middlesex Co. 

1772, Feb. 6. Inventory, £28.9.2, made by Abraham Voorhees and 
Johannls Demott. Lib. K, p. 380. 

1769, Aug. 11. Gardenler, Andrias, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. My only son, Hendrick Gardenier, % of the farm where 
I live, he paying to my granddaughters, as shall be hereafter named. 
The other Vs of my land to my 3 grandsons, Hendrick Virselus, 
Andrias Virselus and Dorus Virselus, when they are 21. If my 
daughter, Asena Virselus, and my son, Hendrick, cannot agree, then 
she is to have a house built on my grandson's land. Hendrick is to 
pay £100 to my granddaughters, Isena and Mary Hogebome. My 
other 2 granddaughters, Margret and Itea Virselus, each to have a 
bed and 2 cows. Executors — son, Hendrick, and my cousin, Jacob 
Mattison. Witnesses — James Mattison, Jr., Hendrick Hogeland, Jr., 
John Mattison. Proved April 19, 1771. 

1771, April 2. Inventory, £281.15.3, made by Thomas Atkinson and 
Joseph Moore. 

1775, Dec. 6. Account by Jacob Mattison. Paid John Popeman's 
wife's legacy, £30.10.10. Paid Mary Hogebome's legacy, £34.10.10. 
Paid Margaret Virselius' legacy, £29.10.10. Paid Itea Virselius' legacy, 
£29.10.10. 

1775, Dec. 6. Renunciation by Hendrick Gardener. Lib. 15, p. 137. 

1780, June 6. Gardiner, Thomas, of Burlington, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Thomas Matthews Gardiner. Fellowbondsman — John 
Phillips; both of said place. 

1780, July 28. Inventory, £60.6.6, made by James Craft and Isaac 
Healings. Lib. 23, p. 206. 



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1772, March 22. Garison [Garretson], Noah, of Cape May Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary Garretson, use of real and personal estate, 
during- life. Son, Elijah, the plantation I live on, he paying- to my 
son, James Garretson, 5 shillings, and to my son, Samuel, £10. My 
son, James, is to have the care of the plantation, that no-vv belongs 
to Noah Garrison, so far that my son Elijah shall not sell. Executors 
— wife, Mary, and my son, James. Witnesses — John Baker, Hannah 
Brandeth, Joshua Garretson, Isaac Willets. Proved March 16, 1774. 

1774, March 16. Adm'r — Samuel Garretson, yeoman, with will 
annexed. Fellowbondsman — John Willets, Sr. ; both of Cape May Co. 
Witnesses — John Goldin and Hugh Hathorn, 

1773, June 9. Inventory, £138.11.4%, made by Isaac Willits and 
Hugh Hathorn. Lib. 17, p. 172. 

1779, April 16. Garner, Benjamin, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Christopher Longstreet. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Snyder; 
both of said place. 

1779, April 5. Inventory, £420.19.3, made by Lawrence Poole and 
Joseph Snyder. Lib. M, p. 88. 

1767, Feb. 13. Garrabrants, Cornelius, of Gemonepa, Bergen Co., 
farmer; will of. Son, Garrabrant Garrabrants, £5, as he is the eldest 
son. Son, Cornelius, farm I live on, after marriage or death of my 
wife, Jannatie. Daughters, Marratie, the wife of Hartman Vreeland, 
Catherine, the wife of Hendrick Kuyper, and Neltie, the wife of 
Garret Banta, £350. Son, Garrabrant, the farm where he lives at 
Second River. Son, Peter, the lot where he lives at Raritan. Execu- 
tors — sons, Cornelius and Peter. Witnesses — David Mathews, Cor- 
nelius Van Vorst, John Van Home. Proved March 14, 1774. 

Lib. L, p. 122. 

1775, Aug;. 15. Garretson, Garret, of Upper Precinct, Cape May Co.; 
will of. Sister Phebe Golden, all real and personal estate. Execu- 
trix — my said sister. Witnesses — Samuel Garretson, Japheth Hand, 
Lovica Terry. Proved Sept. 6, 1775. 

1775, Aug. 26. Inventory, £112.1.7, made by Hugh Hathorn and 
Samuel Garretson. Lib. 17, p. 250. 

1773, April 20. Garretson, James, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, use of my lands and estate, and, after her death, 
to my son not yet named, and he is to pay to my daughter, Elizabeth 
Garretson, £10. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my friend, Isaac Town- 
send, and they are to sell the tract of 100 acres on Peck's Beach. 
Witnesses — Joseph Edwards, Isaac Willets, Amos Ireland. Proved 
March 16, 1774. 

1774, March 10. Inventory, £145.12.7, made by John Baker and John 
Golden. Lib. 17, p. 174. 

1775, Aug. 14. Garretson, Martha, of Upper Precinct, Cape May Co.; 
will of. Granddaughter, Rachel Butler, a heifer. Son, Garret Garret- 
son, and daughter, Phebe Golden, ^ of the estate of Jacob Garretson, 
as devised to me. Executors — said son. Garret, and daughter, Phebe. 
Witnesses — Japhet Hand, Jeremiah Perkins, Lovica Terry. Proved 
Sept. 6, 1775. 

1775, Aug. 26. Inventory, £68.2.8. made by Hugh Hathorn and 
Samuel Garretson. Lib. 17, p. 248. 



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1772, Deo. 10. Garretsoii, Rem, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Easther, all the use of all the lands that I have any right to, either 
by g-ift or heirship; and, at her marriage or death, then to my daugh- 
ters, Martha Garretson and Easter Garretson. If my wife have a 
son, then the land is to go to him. My wife and Eli Eldredge are to 
be Guardians of my children. Executors — my wife, and Eli Eldredge. 
Witnesses — 'Archibald Hughes, Caleb Aydelott, Hannah Stites. Proved 
April 30, 1773. 

1773, April 22. Inventory, £308.6.11, made by Isaac Willets and 
John Baker. Lib. 17, p. 36. 

1775, Feb. 27. Garrison, Abraham, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. My plantation where I live to be sold. I am obliged by the 
will of my father to pay certain legacies to my brothers, which I 
order to be paid, out of said land that is to be sold, and the rest of 
money given to my daughter, Lydia. Wife, Abigail, all my goods 
and live stock. Executors — John Mall, of Deerfleld, and my wife, 
Abigail. Witnesses — Joseph Smith, Mark Bowen, Enoch Green. 
Proved March 4, 1775. 

1775, March 3. Inventory, £48.6.8, made by Joseph Smith and Mark 
Bowen. 

1779, Oct. 23. Account by Margret Mall, Adm'x of John Maul, who 
was Executor of Abraham Garrison. Prom sale of land, £60. Paid 
March 15, 1779, Abigail Garrison, £39. Lib. 17, p. 121; Lib. 22, p. 68. 

1770, Oct. 27. Garrison, Daniel, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ester, rents of my lands till my son, Daniel, is 20. 
Son, Daniel, all my lands, except that called twelve rod and Sasbery 
Point, which I give to my daughter, Phebe Garrison. Executors — 
wife, Easter, and my friend, Charles Green. Witnesses — John Grahm, 
Abigail Copner, Samuel Baker. Proved Jan. 31, 1772. 

1772, Jan. 3. Inventory, £280.3.6, made by Henry Sparks, Jr., and 
Thomas Thackery. Lib. 15, p. 428. 

1773, April 20. Garrison, Daniel, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co. 
Ward. Son of Daniel Garrison, of said place, deceased. Said Ward, 
having lands devised to him by his father, makes choice of John 
Congleton as his Guardian. 

1773, April 20. Guardian — John Congleton. Pellowbondsmen— 
Allen Congleton and James Wright; all of Penns Neck Township, 
said Co., yeomen. Lib. 14, p. 541. 

1778, Dec. 18. Garrison, Elizabeth, of Pitts Grove Township, Salem 
Co., widow; will of. Son, Ephraim Garrison, all my lands and cedar 
swamp. Daughters, Elizabeth, Mary and Jemima, 20 shillings to 
each. Granddaughter, Ruhannah Soper, 20 shillings. Son, William 
Garrison, 5 shillings. Son, Joseph Garrison, 5 shillings. Son, Isaac 
Garrison, 5 shillings. Grandson, Isaac Bateman, 5 shillings. Grand- 
sons, Ephraim Garrison and Daniel Garrison, each a calf and a sheep. 
Granddaughter, Hannah Garrison, a bed. Son, Ephraim Garrison, to 
find me clothing, food, and all that is necessary during my life, and 
at my death I give him my moveable effects. Executor — son, 
Ephraim Garrison. Witnesses — Henry Kandle, Mary Kandle, Adam 
Moore. Proved June 18, 1780. 

1780, May 23. Inventory, £636.8.0, made by Isaac Burrough and 
Henry Kandle. Lib. 24, p. 157. 



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1772, Nov. 21. Garrison, Esther, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Sarah Dunn, a saddle and horse. Grandson, Eben- 
ezer Casey, £10, when 21. The rest of my estate, as left by my last 
husband, I give to my daughters. Amy Casey, Sarah Dunn and Febe 
Garrison. Executor — my brother, Thomas Thackery. Witnesses — 
Margaret Pennington, George Embly, William Stretch. Proved Dec. 
2, 1772. 

1772, Nov. 30. Inventory £385.2.3, made by Andrew Standly and 
David Edmisson. Lib. 16, p. 22. 

1766, Nov. 17. Garrison, Jacob, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland 
Co., farmer; will of. Son, Cornelas, 10 shillings. Son, John, my lands 
and moveable estate. Daughters, Dabborah and Jarusha, 5 shillings. 
Executor — son, John. Witnesses — Mary Bragg, John Bragg, John 
Reppes. Proved Jan. 11, 1774, by Mary Nixon, late Mary Bragg. 

1775, Jan. 5. Inventory, £97.11.7, made by William Dalles and 
Hosea Shepherd. Lib. 17, p. 1. 

1776, Sept. 3. Garrison, John, of Downs Township, Cumberland Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Rebecka, % of my moveable estate. Daugh- 
ter, Sary, £3. Daughter, Nancy, £3. Daughter, Prudence, that part 
of the home place lying on the southwest side of the road that comes 
out of Turkey Point. Daughter, Jean, the other part. Daughter, 
Elener, 50 acres on the head of Bear Swamp, Gravely Run. Brother 
Henry's 2 sons, Isaac and Henry, 50 acres on head of Bare Swamp, 
Gravely Run. Daughters, Sary, Nancy, Prudance, Jean and Elener, 
my salt meadow. Executors — David Page and Daniel Read. Wit- 
nesses — Job Glassby, Edward Shropshire. Proved June 18, 1777. 

1776, Nov. 1. Inventory, £97.19.8, made by William Mason and 
Joseph Whitecar. Lib. 18, p. 504. 

1778, Feb. 7. Garrison, Kuth, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Dayton. Fellowbondsman — Ephraiin Harris, Jr.; both 
of said Co. Witness — Ruth Elmer. 

1778, April 16. Inventory, £84.2.0, made by John Bower and James 
Harris. 

1779, March 9. Account by Freelove Daten, Executrix of Joseph 
Daten, late of Fairfield Township, who was Adm'r of Ruth Garrison, 
of same place, deceased. Lib. 16, p. 523; Lib. 20, p. 3. 

177J5, Dec. 27. Garthwait, Henry, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; 
will of. Son, Jeremiah, to pay my debts and funeral charges, out of 
what is given to him. Sons, William, Henry, James and Jeremiah, 
my apparel. Daughter, Rebecca, the wife of Isaac Halsey, my fur- 
niture. Son, Jeremiah, the rest of the personal estate, and 10 acres 
of land, as the saine is now in fence, being part of a tract which I 
purchased of Jacob Brookfleld, and it adjoins land of Ephraim Sayre 
and the highway; and the rest of the said tract I give to son, William. 
Son, Jeremiah, my land where I live, which I bought of Samuel Miller, 
except 4 acres, which I give to my son, James. I also give Jeremiah 
land which I bought of Isaac Schillinger, and which joins land for- 
merly bought of Samuel Miller. Son, Henry, li^ acre of salt marsh, 
near Elizabeth Town Creek, to be taken off the salt meadow, which 
I have in Elizabeth Town Creek, and said li/^ acre is to join land of 
Cornelius Hetfleld, Esq. To son, Jeremiah, the rest of said meadow. 
Son, Henry, land that I bought of Nathaniel Crane and Nathaniel 



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Mitchel, of 33 acres, except 4 acres that joins Jonathan IMiller at the 
east, which 4 acres I give to my son, William. Son, James, the house 
and land where he lives, near the Barracks; also land and tan vats, 
which I boug-ht of Isaac Schillinger; also 4 acres to be taken off the 
west part of my land lying on the north side of the road, before 
given to son Jeremiah, and the 4 acres are to join George Mitchel; 
but he is to pay £30 to my son Jeremiah, being what Jeremiah paid 
for him to John Dennis; and he is to discharge a bond on which my 
son, "William, is bound as security unto John Spinning. Sons, William, 
Henry, James and Jeremiah, as tenants in common, all my salt marsh 
in Elizabeth Town Great Meadows. Executors — Sons, William and 
Jeremiah. Witnesses— •James Crane, Jr., Jacob Crane, Jr., Calb Crane. 
Proved March 2, 1775. Lib. L, p. 380. 

1777, Nov. 8. Garwood, l;<amuel, of Evesham Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rebecca, use of household goods, and, 
after her death, to my 4 daughters, Sarah, Jaruse, Lueresey and 
Tabitha. Son, Midion, is to provide a room for my wife, and I give 
her £50. Sons, Noah and Midion, my lands at Ech Pilluck. Son, 
Midion, the house and land, and also the land that I bought of Caleb 
Borton, all making 70 acres. My cedar swamp in Gloucester Co. 
near a swamp called Machetineing, and a swamp a small distance 
from it, to my sons. Eldest son, Obed, £50. Son, Hezekiah, £100. 
Executors — sons, Noah, Hezekiah and Midion. Witnesses — Japheth 
Garwood, Isaiah Garwood, Susannah Garwood, Jr. Proved Aug. 20, 
1778. 

1778, Sept. 29. Inventory, £696.10.4, made by John Cox and Jacob 
Hollinshead. Also household goods given to the widow, £123.10.0. 

1781, June 16. Account by Noah Garwood, acting Executor. 

Lib. 20, p. 203; Lib. 23, p. 211. 

1772, Dec. 14. Garwood, Thomas, of Evesham, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary Garwood, widow of said Thomas, and Daniel Garwood; 
both of said place. Fellowbondsman — Zachariah Rossell, of North- 
ampton Township, said Co. 

1772, Dec. 21. Inventory, £245.2.3, made by Thomas Shinn and 
Daniel Stratton. 

1775, April 28. Account by Daniel Garwood and Mary Jones, late 
Mary Garwood, the Adm'rs. Lib. 14, p. 517; Lib. 15, p.548. 

1773, Aug. 20. Gaskill, Jacob, of Northampton Township, Burling- 
ton Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Susanah, various goods. Son, Aaron, 
10 shillings. Son, Job, rest of personal and real estate, he paying 
to my wife £10 yearly. Daughter, Salany Evans, £15. Daughter, 
Sarah Lishman, wife of Henry Lishman, £10. Grandson, Moses Gas- 
kill, £10. Executors — son, Job, and my brother-in-law, Joseph Lamb. 
Witnesses — John Monrow, Stacy Budd, Joseph Goldy. Proved Sept. 
13, 1773. 

1773, Sept. 13. Inventory, £209.2.2, made by Thomas Budd and John 
Goldy. File No. 9405 C. 

1777, Jan. 23. Gasklll, Job, of Northampton Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. All that was bequeathed to my mother by my father 
Is to remain. Wife, Martha, my real, while my widow, to bring up 
my child or children. Son, Jacob, when he comes of age, to have 
the place I live on, north of the creek; and if the child that is to be 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 20I 

born is a boy, he is to have the part south of the creek, but if it 
happen to be a girl, Jacob is to pay her £100. Executors — Jacob 
Woolston, and my wife, Martha. Witnesses — Joseph Butterworth, 
George Crockford, William Gamble. Proved May 3, 1777. 

1777, April 30. Inventory, £375.8.9, made by John Goldy and Beriah 
Taylor. Lib. 18, p. 228. 

1776, Sept. 10. Gaston, John, of Bedminster Township, Somerset 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, a bed. Eldest son, William Gaston, a 
horse. Son, Joseph, a horse and £10. Son, John, a colt. Real estate 
to be sold, and the money given to my wife and all my children that 
I now have; that is in 8 parts. Executors — wife, Sarah, Rev. Jeremiah 
Halsey and Alexander McEowen. Witnesses — Thomas Berry, George 
Schamp, Samuel Whitaker. Proved Oct. 14, 1776. 

1776, Oct. 22. Inventory, £2,050.4.2, made by Elias Vanderveer and 
Alexander Kirkpatrick. Lib. 18, p. 1. 

1777, March 31. Gaston, Joseph, of Bernardstown, Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margrete, £200, and she may live on the place until 
it is sold. Grandsons, William Gaston and Joseph Gaston, £40 to 
each, when 21. Grandchildren, children of my son, John, namely, 
John, Stephen, Elizabeth, Israel and Margrete, £50, which is to be 
paid to their mother, the widow of John, deceased, and to be paid 
to them when 21. Son, Robert, £130, out of which he has received 
£79 by payment of his bond to Mary Lefferty. Son, Joseph, £130. 
Grandchildren, Joseph, William and John, who are the sons of David 
Chambers, £10 to each, when 21. Son Robert, son Joseph, daughter 
Martha Patterson, daughter Margaret Kirkpatrick and daughter, 
Prusilla McCain, the remainder. Executors — sons Robert and Joseph 
and friend David Kirkpatrick. Witnesses — John Roy, Robert Helm, 
William Roy, Elizabeth Roy. Proved [no date]. 

1777, April 11. Inventory, £292.14.3, made by John Roy and Robert 
Helm. Lib. 18, p. 577. 

1771, Sept. 24. Gauntt, Zebolon, of Springfield Township, Burling- 
ton Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Samuel Gauntt, 5 shillings. Wife, 
Sophia, and my daughter, Mary Gamble, the plantation where I live, 
during the life of my wife. Daughter, Mary Gamble, all my real 
estate. Executors — my wife, and daughter, Mary Gamble. Witnesses 
— T^^illiam Bishop, Ruth Webb, William Fox. Proved April 16, 1772. 

1772, April 8. Inventory, £50.3.6, made by William Fox and Thomas 
Antram. Lib. 14, p. 504; Lib. 15, p. 435. 

1768, Augr. 6. Gerhart, Jacob, of Lebanon, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth Gerhart, all my estate w^hile my widow. Son, Jacob, 
has had £150. Daughters, Elsa Anderson, Margret Sinith, Mary Dils, 
Ana Pekle, each to have £40. Sons, Jury and William, my dwelling 
place, and the place where Jury lives. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, 
and son. Jury. Witnesses — David Fetter, Jacob Hummer, Jacob 
Himry. Proved Sept. 6, 1773. 

1773, Sept. 2. Inventory, £86.1.10, made by Jacob Hommer and 
Adam Hummer. Lib. 16, p. 191. 

1775, Jan. 28. Gerretse, Hendric G., Acquacanock, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Annatie, all the land and moveables, which was 
willed to her by her father, Marinus Vanwinkle. Oldest son, Garrit 



202 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Gerretse, £3. My third oldest son, John Garrltse, £100, when 21. 
Youngest son, Abraham, my house and 10 acres, joining Peter Paul- 
usse. Sons, Garrit and Marinus, rest of real esate. Executors — 
Robert Drummond, Michael Freeland and my wife, Annatie. Wit- 
nesses — Peter Garretse, Stephen Ryder, Nicholas Roche. Proved 
May 13, 1775. Lib. L, p. 396. 

1776, Sept. 3. Gerretson, Stephen, of Middlebush, Somerset Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Rem, £5. Rest of personal and real estate to my 
wife, Fammetye, and all my children, born and unborn. Executors — 
brother. Garret R. Garritson, of Millstone, and my brother-in-law, 
Abraham Dumont, of North Branch, both of said Co. Signed Stepen 
Gerretson and Pamity Gerritson. Witnesses — Abraham Voorhees, 
Abraham Voorhees, Jr., John Voorhees. Proved April 29, 1777. 

1777, April 25. Inventory, £1,337.10.3, made by Lucas Voorhees, 
Samuel Gulick and Abraham Voorhees. Lib. 18, p. 524. 

1774, June 8. Gibbins, Jonathan, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, £5 a year. Son, David, £10. Executors — 
sons, Nathan, and Ezekiel. Said Executors are to recover all my 
lands to which I am entitled as heir to my father, Mordecai Gibbins, 
and my elder brothers, Richard and Benjamin Gibbons, late of Middle- 
town in IMonmouth Co., deceased, and, after paying the above legacies, 
I give 14 of the remainder to my 4 daughters, Esther, Sarah, Rachel 
and Rebekah, and the rest to my 2 sons, Nathan and Ezekiel. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Bullock, Joseph Willits, Abraham Chapman. Proved 
March 6, 1775. 

1775, March 1. Inventory, £6.8.10, made by Joseph Willits and 
Abraham Chapman. Lib. 17, p. 202. 

1776, July 16. Gibbon, Grant, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Robert 
Johnson. Fellowbondsman — John Mason; both of said Co. 

Lib. 16, p. 499. 

1776, Dec. 10. Gibbon, John, of Stow Creek Township, Cumberland 
Co., hatter; will of. Wife, Esther, personal estate. Daughters, Han- 
nah and Rachel, £100 each, when 21. My land in Cumberland Co., 
known as Mount Gibbon, to my sons, Nicholas, Ephraim, Leonard and 
Edmond, and my 2 daughters. Executors — Jonathan Elmer, Abijah 
Holme, and my wife, Esther, and sons, Nicholas, Ephraim and Ed- 
mond. Witnesses — Enoch Moore, Constant Smith. 

1779, June 2. Rachel Moore, widow of Enoch Moore, says that the 
name is in his handwriting. Also Rebeckah Sheppard, late widow of 
Constant Smith, says that it is the writing of her late husband, as 
witness to the will. Probate to Esther Holme and Nicholas Gibbon, 
as Executors, same date. 

1778, Oct. 9. Inventory, £2,661.5.10, made by Thomas Maskell and 
Joel Fithian. Lib. 21, p. 193. 

1777, Dec. 23. Gibbon, Mason, of Cumberland Co. Ward. Son of 
Leonard Gibbon, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — John Wood. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Ananias Sayre; both of Stow Creek Township, said Co. 
Witness — Martha Wood. Lib. 18, p. 693. 

1773, Sept. 25. Gibbon, Rebelcah, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. 
Ward. Daughter of Leonard Gibbon, of said place, gentleman. Guar- 



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dian — Joseph Sayre. Fellowbondsman — •Ananias Sayre: both of said 
place. Lib. 14, p. 542. 

1777, June 27. Gibson, John, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Thomas Carney, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Robert Kitts; both of said 
place, yeomen. 

1777, May 21. Inventory, £83.4.5, made by Thomas Carney and 
John Summerl. Lib. 16, p. 508. 

1771, Jan. 9. Gibson, Joseph, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Joseph Gibson, all real and personal estate, he 
paying- the legacies. Grandchildren, James, Joseph, Jonathan, Gideon, 
Samuel, John, Ann and Elizabeth Gibson, and Rebecca Jones, Joshua, 
John and Joseph Tomson, and Joseph Mecom, £10 each, when they 
are 21. Executor — son, Joseph. Witnesses — James Cooper, Benjamin 
Clk Cooper, James Mickle. Proved Sept. 15, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 227. 

1773, April 2. Giilord, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Lydia, bed, cow, etc. Rest of personal and real 
estate to be sold. Wife, Lydia, £500. Cousin, John Burdge, son of 
Joseph Burdge, Jr., £16, when 21. Sisters, Zilphe, Hannah and Phebe, 
the rest of estate. Executors — brothers-in-law, Joseph Burdge and 
Joseph Bartlet. Witnesses — Lewis Morris, William Stilwell, Joseph 
Throckmorton. Proved April 13, 1773. 

1773, April 14. Inventory, £33.4.0, made by Mathias Vankirk and 
Joseph Burdge, Jr. Lib. K, p. 546. 

1772, Sept. 14. Gilbert, Caleb, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Daughters, Hannah, Abigail and Martha, all my real and personal 
estate. Executors — Samuel Huntington, Josiah Peirson and David 
Rogers. Witnesses — Thomas Eagles, Jr., Hannah Peirson, Nathaniel 
Farrand. Proved Jan. 1, 1773. Lib. K, p. 517. 

1777, March 31. Gill, John, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co.; will of. 
All real and personal estate to be sold, and the money divided among 
my wife, Zillah Gill, and my children, John, Magdelen, Mathew, 
Washinton; except the house and lot now rented to Peter Hunter, 
with 10 acres of meadovsr. Children to be paid when they come of 
age. Executors — wife, Zillah, and my brother, Mathew Gill. Wit- 
nesses — James Miller, James Lord, Priscilla Angelo. Proved April 
14, 1777. 

1777, April 11. Inventory, £846.15.4, made by Isaac Zane and John 
Rambo. Lib. 18, p. 279. 

1771, May 25. Gill, Mary, of Chester, Burlington Co., widow; will 
of. Son, William Wallace, my wagon, plough, harrows, and ferry flat, 
with the anchor, chain, etc. Son, Phillip Wallace, £100, and a calf. 
Son, Samuel Wallace, £100, and a calf. Daughter, Mary Wallace, 
calico, and the tea kettle and putter, that she has in her chest. 
Daughter, Sarah Wallace, a colt, and the pewter that is marked with 
her name, and £5. Executors — my son, William Wallace, and Abra- 
ham Allen. Witnesses — John Cox, Edward Darnel. Proved June 29, 
1772. 

1772, June 25. Inventory, £425.1.1, made by John Cox and Enoch 
Roberts. 

1775, Sept. 15. Account by Abraham Allen, surviving Executor. 

Lib. 15, p. 312; Lib. 15, p. 541. 



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1779, March 29. Gillaiidet, E^Iisha, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Naomi Gillaudet. Fellowbondsman — William Covert; both of Free- 
hold, said Co. Witness — James Wilson. 

1779, June 11. Inventory, £121.16.6, made by John Covenhoven and 
Hugh Newel. Lib. 22, p. 70. 

1779, Dec. 17. Gillispie, James, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Jane Gillispie. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Marsh; both of said 
place. ^Vitnesses — 'Catharine Mc"\Vaddin and Philip Condict. 

1780, Feb. 16. Inventory, £260.19.0, made by Joseph Fairchild and 
Abraham Talmage. Lib. M, p. 70. 

1775, Auk- 2. Gilljoliiisoii, Catharine, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem 
Co., spinster; will of. Brother-in-law, Ananias Elwell, all real and 
personal estate. Executor — said Ananias Blwell. Witnesses — Mary 
Marshall, Moses Hill. Proved Nov. 25, 1775. 

1775, Sept. 20. Inventory, £59.15.0, made by Andrew McCallam and 
Moses Hill. Lib. 17, p. 262. 

1773, Feb. 13. Gilljohiison, William, of Low^er Penns Neck, Salem 
Co.; will of. Wife, Jean, all my lands till my child, Andrew, is 21. 
Executors — my wife, and friend, Andrew Standly. Witnesses — An- 
drew Erwin, Luke Embley, David Edmiston. Proved Feb. 27, 1773. 

1773, Feb. 25. Inventory, £180.9.11, made by David Edmiston and 
Samuel Baker. Lib. 16, p. 274. 

1774, Oct. 20. Gilman, Kphraim, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r- — Uriah Loper. Fellowbondsman — William Biggs; both of said 
place, yeomen. 

1774, Oct. 17. Inventory, £69.6.6, made by William Biggs and John 
Golder. 

1776, March 26. Account by Adm'r. Paid Daniel Ogden, Executor 
of Moses Platts, £14.15.2. Lib. 15, p. 509; Lib. 16, p. 485. 

1778, May 18. Gilman, James, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Gilman. Fellowbondsman — John Dunham; both of said 
place. Witnesses — William Phillips and Jonathan Phillips. 

1778, May 16. Renunciation by Sarah Gilman, the widow of James 
Gilman, in favor of her father-in-law, John Gilman. Witness — John 
Dunham. 

1778, April 28. Inventory, made by Isaac Fourat and Henry Lang- 
staff. Lib. 16, p. 513. 

1771, Dec. 31. Gilmore, William, of Bedminster, Somerset Co.; will 
of. Wife, Jean Gilmore, £100. Son, John, £200. Son, David, £150. 
Sons, Thomas and William, £100. Daughters, Jean and Elizabeth, 
£100. Daughter, Mary, £50. Land to be sold. Executors — Alexander 
McEowen and Mathew McDowel, both of said place. Witnesses — 
Hugh Gaston, William Logan, Alexander Kirkpatrick. Proved April 
27, 1778. 

1777, May 7. Inventory, £248.12.0, made by John Voorhees and 
Hugh Gaston. Lib. 20, p. 221. 

1772, April 16. Githens, John, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Rebecca Githens. Fellowbondsman — John Githens; both 
of said place. 



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1772, April 14. Inventory, £135.18.7, made by Isaac Kay and Hugh 
Creighton. [Name sometimes spelled Giffens.] Lib. 14, p. 426. 

1774, Nov. 25. Glaspee, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
All my estate to be sold. Wife, Martha, % of my whole estate. My 
children are to be brought up until they are 14, out of my whole 
estate. My daughters, Mary, Anna, Sarah and Rachel Glaspee, the 
rest of estate. Executor — my friend, Samuel Elston. Witnesses — 
John Moore, John Moore, Jr., John Thorp. Proved Dec. 15, 1774. 

Lib. L, p. 278. 

1777, July 7. Goble, Simeon, of Morris Township, Morris Co.: will 
of. Wife, Abigail, Vs of the moveable estate, and use of % my lands. 
Son, Aaron, % the farm where I live. Daughter, Sarah, £40. Son, 
Silas, £5. Son, Enoch, the other V2 of my farm; also my lot in the 
Great Swamp. Daughter, Martha, £40. Sons, Abner, Luther and 
Calvin, £50 each, when they are 21. Executors — sons, Aaron and 
Enoch. Witnesses — Jonathan Stiles, Moses Stanbery, Jedediah Mills. 
Proved Nov. 3, 1777. 

1777, Aug. 13. Inventory, £320.3.3, made by Jonathan Stiles and 
Jediah Mills. Lib. 19, p. 296. 

1775, Sept. 1. Godwald, Frederic, of Paquanack Township, Morris 
Co.; will of. Wife, Catharine Godwald, the household goods, and the 
use of my other estate, and, at her death, the whole estate to my 
daughters, Anna Maria Jacobina Smith and Johanietta Cornelia 
Antonina. Executors — friends, John Jacob Faish and Moses Tuttle. 
Witnesses — ^Frederic Blane, John Thorp, Ludwick Luther. Proved 
Dec. 21, 1775. Lib. L, p. 273. 

1777, Feb. 25. Goflf, Joseph, of Downs Township, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Priscilla Goff, plantation while my widow, and 14 of 
my moveable estate. Brother, John Goff, my plantation, at my wife's 
death or marriage. Brother, Jeremiah, £6. Brothers, Jeremiah and 
Nathan, and my sister, Mary Coson, and sister, Hanah Goff, rest of 
moveable estate. My brother, John, is to live with my brother-in-law. 
John Causon, till of age. Executors — my wife, and Gideon Heaton. 
Witnesses — Thomas Heaton, Job Glassby, Daniel Tullis. Proved June 
17. 1777. 

1777, March 31. Inventory, £149.19.9. made by William Dalles and 
William Bright. Lib. 18, p. 500. 

1773, Aug. 3. Goff, William, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — Rebecca 
Peterson, late Rebecca Goff. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Jenkins; 
both of said Co. Witnesses — John Cresse and Thoinas Sinith. 

1772, May 22. Inventory, £88.7.9 V2. made by Thomas Smith and 
John Cresse. Lib. 15, p. 529. 

1778, March 20. Golden, Abraham, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Jacob Golden. Fellowbondsman — Timothy Brush, Sr. ; both 
of said place. Witness — Mary Reed. 

1778, March 17. Inventory, £338.2.0, made by Samuel Stout, Jr., and 
Timothy Brush, Sr. 

1779, Feb. 29. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 16, p. 516; Lib. 16, p. 524. 

1776, May 29. Golden, Joseph, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, all my personal estate. Grandson, Joseph Golden, £5. 



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To Mary Golden, the eldest daughter of Joseph Golden, deceased, 30 
acres of land on Avhich she and her mother now live, and if she marry, 
then to Coziah Golden, and, if she marry, to her younger brother, 
Jacob Golden, he paying £30 to his elder brother, Joseph Golden, at 
age of 21. My little house and garden at the brook bank I give to 
all my children, and the rest of plantation I give to son, Elias. The 
plantation which was formerly Thomas Houghton's, on which I live, 
son, Jacob, to have 100 acres where he lives; and to son, William, the 
west part: and to son, Abraham, the east part. My 4 sons to have 
the woodland, that is, to Jacob. Elias, William and Abraham. Daugh- 
ters, Anne, Elizabeth and Mary, £100 each. Executors — Jacob, Elias, 
William and Abraham Golden. Witnesses — Jared Saxton, Nehemiah 
Saxton, David Larason. Proved Sept. 2, 1777. Lib. 20, p. 262. 

1"~», June 21. Golder, Jacob, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Daniel 
Golder. Fellowbondsman — William Worth; both of Pittsgrove, said 
Co. I^ib. 22, p. 28. 

1775, Sept. 20. Goldsmith, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Black. Fellowbondsman — Robert Brown; both of said Co. 

1775, Sept. 13. Renunciation by Sarah Goldsmith, widow of John 
Goldsmith, in favor of Robert Brown. Signed at Swedesborough, in 
presence of Richard Mathews. Lib. 15, p. 546. 

1774, Nov. 15). Goldy, Joseph, of New Hanover Township, Burling- 
ton Co., schoolmaster. Int. Adm'r — Samuel Goldy, taylor. Fellow- 
bondsman — >Job Rogers, merchant; all of New Hanover Township. 

1774, Nov. 17. Renunciation by Margaret Goldy, widow of said 
Joseph Goldy. Witnesses — John Goldy and Daniel Goldy. 

1774, Nov. 17. Inventory, £14.14.8, made by Job Rogers and Joseph 
Mcintosh. Lib. 15, p. 551. 

1779, July 16. Goltry, Oliver, of Bridgewater, Somerset Co., "cop- 
per." Int. Adm'x — Leana Goltry. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Auten; 
both of said Co. 

1779, Aug. 13. Inventory, £404.5.11, made by Aaron Auten and John 
Sebring. Lib. 22, p. 20. 

1777, May 9. Goold, Benjamin, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Ann, 1/3 of my moveable estate, and V3 the profits 
of the plantation. Daughter, Sarah Goold, a bed. Son, Anthony, £15. 
Sons, Samuel and Abijah, residue of moveable estate, and 136 acres 
of land on the east end of plantation. Son, Elisha, rest of land. 
Executors — Thomas Joslin and James Hood. Witnesses — James Sayre, 
Joshua W^hite, Anna Sayre. Proved June 16, 1777. 

1777, May 25. Inventory, £148.5.0, made by John Dare and Mark 
Ryley. 

1779, Feb. 13. Account by Executors. Lib. 18, p. 516; Lib. 22, p. 69. 

1777, Feb. 21. Gordon, Andrew, of South Ward of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Grandson, John Vankirk, Jr., son of 
my daughter, Anne, deceased, all my lands in the said South Ward, 
and my water lot in Perth Amboy, which I had by will of my father. 
Thomas Gorden. To Mary Moore, daughter of my late wife, Ann, 
deceased, all my right to a mortgage given by Henry Moore, deceased, 
to Anthony Hunter, of New York, which I since paid to the Executors 



CAI^ENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 207 

of said Hunter; and also give her my right to land in Windsor, which 
Is now in her possession. When the heirs of said John Vankirk shall 
be extinct, then the lands I have given him are to be the property 
of Mary Moore, daughter of Henry Moore, deceased. Executors — 
grandson, John Vankirk, Jr., Mary Moore, daughter of my late wife, 
Ann Gorden, and Rescarrick Moore. Witnesses — Joseph Potts, James 
Chambers, Samuel Potts. Proved March 26, 1777. 

1777, March 12. Inventory, £151.14.0, made by John Barclay and 
Joseph Potts. Lib. 18, p. 152. 

1777, Jan. 7. Gordon, John, of Somerset Co., mason; will of. Wife, 
Anna Gordon, the profits from my real and personal estate, and, after 
her death, that part of my real estate lying in Hopewell, Himterdon 
Co., of 57 acres, to my son-in-law, Gilbert Lane, of Somerset Co. 
["To my son-in-law, Gilbert Lane, of Somerset Co." was crossed out.] 
Granddaughter-in-law, Margret Lane, £100. ["Granddaughter-in-law, 
Margret Lane, £100" was crossed out.] Son-in-law, Ralph Lane, 3 
acres of land lying in Amwell, Hunterdon Co., now in possession of 
Samuel Corwine. Son-in-law, Mathew Van Dike, 6 silver table 
spoons, and, after his death, to his daughter, Margret. Cousin, Eliza- 
beth Roberson, of Pennypack, Philadelphia Co., and her 3 daughters, 
£40. Cousin, John Collins, blacksmith, son of Joseph Collins, £10. To 
William Collins, son of William Collins, of Philadelphia Co., rest of 
real and personal estate. Executor — the said William Collins. "The 
lines were ordered to be crossed out by the Testator, as his wife 
died before Sept. 21, 1777, he not designing to stay at the said Gilbert 
Lane's his lifetime." Witnesses — John Stout, Benjamin Vankirk, 
Samual Stout, Jr. Proved April 15, 1778. 

1778, April 26. Inventory, £1,842.10.10, of the estate of John Gordon, 
of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., made by Samuel Stout, Jr., and John 
Stout. Lib. 20, p. 248. 

1777, Oct. 20. Gordon, Joshua, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Thomas 
Kinney. Pellowbondsman — Abraham Dickerson; both of said Co. 

Lib. 18, p. 617. 

1778, April 2. Gordon, Robert, of Hanover Township, Burlington 
Co. Int. Adm'x — I^atience Gordon, widow of said Robert, of said 
place. Pellowbondsman — James Sexton, of Monmouth Co., yeoman. 
Witness — Nathan Jones. 

1778, Jan. 3. Inventory, £208.3.4, made by Samuel Emley and John 
Brown. "A part of a legacy left by his father-in-law, £144.16.8." 

Lib. 16, p. 515. 

1774, April 16. Gordon, William, of Burlington, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Martha Gordon. P^ellowbondsman — Charles Cooke; both of 
said place. 

1774, May 2. Bill of sale. Lib. 15, p. 525. 

1778, Feb. 0. Gordon, William, of Pequanack, Morris Co., Captain. 
Int. Adin'r — Thomas Kinney. Pellowbondsman — Samuel Haines; both 
of said Co. Witness — Eleazer Miller, Jr. Lib. 16, p. 528. 

1768, Sept. 7. Gosling, John, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, £100. Daughter. Rachel Gosling, £100. Daughter, 
Rebecah Gosling, £100. Rest of personal and real to be sold. Son, 



208 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Savery Gosling-, one shilling-. Son, Jacob, one shilling-. Son, Philip, 
one shilling. Sons, John, James and Joseph, rest of my estate. Son, 
Joseph, is no-w' from home, and, if he does not return in 10 years, 
then 14 of his legacy to be paid to my son, James, and the other V2 
to my daughters, Rachel and Rebecah. Executors — ifriends, John 
La-wrence and William Smith, both of Burlington. Witnesses — Jacob 
Spicer, John Mayhew, John Madare, Benjamin Huett. Proved June 
16, 1769, by Jacob Spicer and John Madare. Probate granted to both 
Executors, April 3, 1773. Lib. 16, p. 97. 

1773, Oct. 5. Gosling, Sarah, of Gloucester Co. Adm'r — James Budd, 
of said Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — John Carey, of Salem Co. 
Witness — Thomas Denny. 

1773, Oct. 5. Renunciation of Jacob Woolston, stating that Sarah 
Gosling appointed him Executor, and he declines to act. Witness — 
James Budd. 

1773, Oct. 5. Petition of James Budd, stating that Sarah Gosling 
appointed Jacob Woolston her Executor, and said Woolston re- 
nounced; that the will is lost, and said Sarah Gosling died possessed 
of a bond executed by John Gosling, deceased, dated 10th of May, 
1757, for the payment of £250, on the 10th of May, 1760, to the said 
Sarah. She, in her lifetime, by instrument 1st of Aug., 1770, in con- 
sideration of £250, set over to said James Budd the said bond, and 
he prays that administration may be granted to him, to enable him 
to recover the money from the Executor of the estate of said John 
Gosling. Lib. 15, p. 491. 

1775, March 22. Gould, Robert, of Paquanack, Morris Co.; will of. 
Son, John Gould, the land where he lives. Son, Isaac, the 50 acres 
where he lives. Son, Jacob, 30 acres where he formerly lived, on the 
east of the road. Son, Robert, all the old place where I live, with 
the lot I had of my son, Jacob, on the mountain, and, at his death, I 
give to my son Abraham's 2nd son, Robert, and to my son Jacob's 
eldest son, the said lots of land. Wife, Abigal, the profits of the place 
where 1 live, and what she brought with her at marriage. Son, 
Robert, the land that lies between my son Jacob's and Peter Mou- 
rius's land, and the land on the east side of the road. Daughter, 
Mary, £30. Daughter, Charity, £30. Daughter, Jemima, £30. To 
daughter Martha's son, Robert Hand, £20, when of age. To daughter 
Martha's daughter. Charity Hand, the goods in one room. Sons, John, 
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Robert, my wearing apparel. Executors — 
sons, Abraham and Jacob. Witnesses — John Darbe, John Robert 
Troup, Lewis Stewart. Proved Oct. 7, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 97. 

1779, July 10. Graflf, Henry, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Anna, £200, and £14 yearly, and she to be 
supported with my present family. Son, Benjamin, £5. Son, Joseph, 
£100. Son, Samuel, £100. Son, Isaac, £100. To Sarah Acker, my 
present wife's daughter, for money of hers in my hands, £60. All 
land to be sold when Isaac is 21, and money to be divided among my 
children, except Catharine Landis and Elizabeth Backlesmer to have 
£50 less than her share, and son, Daniel, to have £160 less. Executors 
— son, Samuel Graff, my son-in-law, John Runkle, and my friend, John 
Gregg. Witnesses — Thomas Reading, James Gregg, John Gregg, Jr. 
Proved May 30, 1780. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 209 

1780, May 29. Inventory, £414.0.3, made by Thomas Reading-, Peter 
Imlay and John Grig-g-g. 

1797, May 5. Account by Samuel Graff and John Runkel. Planta- 
tion in Amvvell, taken by John Runkel, £780. Plantation in Amwell 
sold to Henry Graff for £360; 238 acres in Sussex Co., for £416, and 
238 acres sold to Ephraim Chidister for £477. Legacies paid the 
widow, Benjamin Graff, Joseph Graff, Samuel Graff, Isaac Graff and 
Sarah Acker. Lib. 23, p. 244. 

1775, Feb. 3. Graham, E:ilzabeth, of Burlington, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph Haight. 

1775, Feb. 1. Inventory, £14.16.6, made by Thomas Rodman and 
Joseph Heulings. 

1775, July 27. Account by Adm'r. Amount of Inventory was 
£14.16.6. [This estate is also entered in the books as that of "Eliza- 
beth Grimes."] Lib. 15, p. 526; Lib. 15, p. 538. 

1777, Sept. 15. Graham, KniiLs, Sr., late of New York City, but now 
of Middlesex Co., merchant; ■will of. I was born in North Britain. 
Wife, Elizabeth Graham, £2,000. Sons, Ennis, Alexander and John, 
and my daughter, Sarah Graham, £1,000. My w^ife is to have my 
furniture, plate and negros, and, after her death, to g^o to my 3 
daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth and Jane Graham. The rest of real and 
personal to all my children, Ennis, Alexander, John, Sarah, Elizabeth, 
James, Edward, Jane, Charles and William Graham. Executors — 
wife, Elizabeth, and my friends, Walter Buchanan, merchant, of jNew 
York, and John Thompson, merchant and sadler, of said City. Wit- 
nesses — Israel Read, Michael Field, Peter Cochran. Proved Sept. 24, 
1777. 

1777, Sept. 24. Inventory, £25,469.2.8, made by Michael Field, Tobias 
Van Norden and Stephen Dewight. (This does not include goods 
left to the widow.) House and lot, corner of Wall St., New York, 
£2,000. Also one joining in the Square, £1,000. Also one in Bioad 
St., £1,500. Also one in Montg-omery Ward, Rutgers St., £200. Two 
lots in Bowery, £60. House and 12 acres in Brooklyn, Long Island, 
£1,000. Land (6,000 acres) in Whipple Berry, Cumberland Co., in 2 
deeds, £2,400. 1,000 acres in Cumberland Co., west side, £600. House 
and 14 acres in Bound Brook, Middlesex Co., £350. Lib. 19, p. 248. 

1773, Jan. 27. Graham, l*eter, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — Jane 
Graham, widow of said Peter. Fellowbondsman — John Cochran; both 
of said Co. Witness — Philip Van Home. Lib. K, p. 380. 

1777, May 8. Graves, Joseph, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth, her % of moveable estate. Daughter, Mary, £250. 
Son, Joseph, plantation I live on, which I bought of my brother, 
Thomas Graves. Daughters, Rebeckah and Elizabeth Graves, the 
other plantation; that is, my daughter, Rebeckah, to have 75 acres 
joining land of Abraham Devall and John Hampton, and daughter, 
Elizabeth, 100 acres joining the above. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, 
and son, Joseph. Witnesses — John Forrest, Jr., William Waters, 
Philip Woolrich. Proved Dec. 11, 1779. 

1779, Dec. 22. Inventory, £11,795.15.1, made by James Atkinson and 
Daniel Pedrick. Lib. 21, p. 322. 



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2IO NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1773, Nov. 3. Gray, Anne, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Isaac Gray. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Prall; both of said 
place. 

1773, Nov. 17. Inventory, £218.14.6, made by Gershom Lee and 
Henry Bailie. 

1774, June 8. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 15, p. 498. 

1774, March 10. Gray, Benjamin, of "Woodbridg'e, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Joseph Gray, son of said Benjamin. Fellow^bondsman — 
Samuel Jaques, the 3rd; both of said Co. 

1774, March 7. Inventory, £2.18.0, made by Thomas Bloomfleld and 
Daniel Martin. 

1774, Sept. 20. Account of sale by Adm'r. 

1775, Feb. 9. Account by Adm'r. "The said Benjamin Gray died 
Oct. 10, 1773." Lib. L, p. 154. 

1778, Feb. 1. Gray, John, of Upper Alloways Creek Township, Salem 
Co., doctor; will of. Daughter, Susanah Gray, silver spoons, neg-ro 
girl, Vice, and £150, when she is 18. Son, John, house and 3 acres 
that I bought of John Craig, in which I now live. Son, James, house 
and 5 acres that I bought of James Aarons, where Obediah Cur- 
ruthers now lives; also 72 acres which I bought of the Sheriff. Exec- 
utors — friends, Thomas Mayhew and Benjamin Vanmeter. Witnesses 
— Garrit Nieukirk, Cornelius Newkirk, John Holme. Proved Oct. 29, 
1778. 

1778, March 4. Inventory, £2,031.13.10, made by John Mayhew and 
William Garrison. Lib. 20, p. 143. 

1777, Sept. 6. Gray, William, of Morris Township, Morris Co.; will 
of. Real and personal estate to be sold. Wife, Hannah, Ys of the 
money. Daughter, Rachel, £1. My children, Rachel, William, Isaac 
and John, % of the money, when they come of age. Son, David, 
of what my land brings, when of age. Daughter, Elizabeth, % when] 
of age. Executors — friends, Timothy Mills and Daniel Tichenor.j 
Witnesses — Seth Crowell, Jr., Elezer Miller, John Oliver. Provec 
Oct. 23, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 282.1 

1772, June 6. Green, Charles, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int.! 
Adm'x — Sarah Green. Fellowbondsmen — Hance Lambson and Henry 
Sparks. 

1772, May 20. Inventory, £418.8.8, made by Hance Lambson and 
Henry Sparks. Lib. 14, p. 429. 

1775, April 17. Green, E^lizabetb, of Burlington, Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. Advanced in years. To Rebekah Carlile, wife of 
Laneston [Langston] Carlile, £50. To Hannah Clarke and Jane 
Makentire, £5 each, who were girls that lived with me. Son, John 
Green, rest of personal and real, but, if he die before me and leave 
no issue, then to his wife, Mary, £200. Executor — friend, Thomas 
Say, of Philadelphia, gentleman. Witnesses — William Elton, Benja- 
min Clarke, Isaac Collins. Proved June 7, 1775. 

1775, June 6. Inventory, £594.13.11, made by William Elton and 
John Watson. Lib. 17, p. 107. 

1775, Sept. 0. Green, E^noch, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co., Pastor 
of the Presbyterian Church; will of. Wife, Mary, all my persona! 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 211 

estate, to bring- up my children, William and Nancey. Executrix — 
said wife. Witnesses — Ephraim Foster, Joseph Bloomfleld. Proved 
May 6, 1777. 

1777, March 5. Inventory, £657, made by Samuel Leake and Nathan 
Leek. Lib. 18, p. 303. 

1777, Aug. 12. Green, George, of Maidenhead Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Anna Green, £600 and the use of the plantation 
where I live, which I purchased of Jonathan Sergeant, deceased, to 
enable her to bring- up my 4 sons, Caleb, Charles, James and Richard. 
Eldest son, Caleb, plantation where I live, when he is 21. The other 
plantation that I boug-ht of John Bainbridg-e is to be rented for 2 
years, and then sold, and the inoney g'iven to my 3 young-est sons, 
abovesaid. Executors — wife, Anna, brother, Richard Green, brother- 
in-law, Samual Moore, and my nephew, Ely Moore. Witnesses — Jane 
Houston, "William Green, Joseph Phillips. Proved Feb. 2, 1778. 

1778, Jan. 27. Inventory, £1,128.18.2, made by Daniel Clark and 
Benjamin Moore. Lib. 19, p. 458. 

1778, Jan. 7. Green, George, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Williain Sands, of said place. Fellowbondsman — Jabez Colver, of 
Newton, said Co. 

1777, June 18. Inventory, £51.6.3, made by Jabez Collver and Isaac 
Lanning-. 

1784, Sept. 24. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 16, p. 514; Lib. 26, p. 528. 

1778, Dec. 5. Green, Henry, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Catherine Green, widow of said Henry. Fellowbondsman — 
John Wall; both of said Co. Witnesses — William Green and Tunis 
Forman. 

1779, March 12. Inventory, £411.4.11, made by Cornelius Lane and 
Elihu Cook. Lib. 16, p. 527. 

1778, Jan. 1«. Green, John, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Charity Green, of said place. Fellowbondsmen — Aaron Biddle 
and Leonard Stanton; both of Penns Neck, yeomen. 

1778, Jan. 12. Inventory, £311.12.0, made by Aaron Biddle and 
Leonard Stanton. Lib. 16, p. 511. 

1780, Jan. 31. Green, Margaret, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co. 
Ward. Daughter of Charles Green, of said place, deceased. Said 
Ward, having real and personal estate, makes choice of Edmund 
Wetherby as her Guardian. 

1780, Jan. 31. Guardian — .Edmund Wetherby. Fellowbondsman — 
William Mecum. Lib. 22, p. 61. 

1775, Feb. 6. Green, Samuel, of Knowlton, Sussex Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Abig'ail Green, all personal, while my widow. Eldest son, 
Daniel Nicholas Green, % of my land. Son, Samuel Thomas Green, 
the other Vz- Daug-hter, Ann, 200 acres in Oxford Township. Execu- 
tors — wife, Abigail, and son, Samuel Thomas Green. Witnesses — 
Joshua Robins, Richard Shackleton, Andrew Whitsal. Proved May 
22. 1775. 

1775, May 11. Inventory, £726.6.1, made by Richard Shackleton and 
Andrew Whitsal. Lib. 17. p. 224. 



212 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1775, June 24. Green, Sarah, of Penns Neck, Salem Co.; will of. 
All my part of the estate where John Holladay lives, or the rents 
thereof, to be for the use and schooling of my 2 children, as long- 
as Holladay's lease. Son, George Green, to have a wench and her 
child. Daughter, Margaret Green, 10 acres joining the cranberry 
pond, and 9 acres of meadow, when 18. Lydla Lambson, daughter of 
Hance Lambson, spoons and gold rings. Executor — Hance Lambson. 
Witnesses — Cathrine Sparks, Henry Sparks, Mary Childs. Proved 
July 20, 1775. 

1775, July 18. Inventory, £209.8.8, made by Moses Hill and Ananias 
Elwell. Lib. 17, p. 290. 

1770, July 23. Greenman, Nehemiah, of Pittsgrove, Salem Co., clergy- 
man; will of. £150 to be paid to my eldest son, Thomas Bourne. The 
rest of my estate to the care of my wife, Mary Greenman, for the 
support and education of the children. Executors — wife, Mary Green- 
man, and my brother-in-law, Peter Dubois. Witnesses — John Hutton, 
John Brainerd, Hannah Hutton. Proved Aug. 10, 1779. 

1779, Aug. 3. Inventory, £4,060.9.3, made by Isaac Harris and Jacob 
Tagart. Lib. 21, p. 147. 

1777, Feb. 3. Grlffee, John, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth Dorsey, widow. Fellowbondsmen — John Sparks 
and William Armstrong, yeomen; all of said place. 

1777, Feb. 25. Inventory, £17.10.9, made by John Sparks and George 
Peterson. Lib. 18, p. 479. 

1773, April 2. Grig;grs, Ann, of Bordentown, Chesterfield Township, 
Burlington Co., widow; will of. Sisters, Susanah English and Hannah 
Ashton, and my kinswoman, Edith Case, wife of Joseph Case, apparel. 
Brother, Samuel Parnsworth, and my kinsman. Job Stockton, and my 
kinsman, Amariah Farnsworth, 5 shillings each. Kinsman, Samuel 
Updyke, son of my sister, Sarah Updyke, rest of personal and real, 
he paying to his sister, Edith Case, wife of Joseph Case, £6 yearly. 
Executors — brother, Samuel Farnsworth, and my kinsman, Samuel 
Updyke. Witnesses — Joseph Tantum, Thomas Bliss, Thomas Folkes. 

1779, May 5. Codicil. Witnesses — John Oliver, Benjamin Taylor. 
Proved June 7, 1779. Lib. 20, p. 399. 

1770, Feb. 13. Grlg:grs, Samuel, of South Ward of New Brunswick, 
Middlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Lands to be sold and money divided 
among my children, Altia, Margaret, Samuel, Elbert and Benjamin, 
and my wife, Williamtie. Executors — wife, Williamtie, Gerardus 
Beekman, Jr., John Schurman, John Sutfin and Abraham Terhune. 
Witnesses — Abraham Terhune, Nicholas Johnson, Albert Terhune. 
Proved March 30, 1772. 

1772, Feb. 20. Inventory, £150.15.6. made by John Terhune and 
Gerrit Probasco. Lib. K, p. 455. 

1701, Jan. 22. GrUcom, Andrew, of Stow Creek Township, Cumber- 
land Co., blacksmith; will of. Wife, Mary, and my daughters, Mary 
and Deborah, all my goods. Sons, Everett and William, my planta- 
tion, with all my lands situated at Tuckahoe, in Gloucester Co. 
Daughter, Sarah, £30, and my house and lot in Moorestown. Son, 
Andrew, my plantation at Stow Creek, when he is 21. Executors — 
eon, William, and Philip Dennis, Jr. Witnesses — Prudence Dennis, 
Elizabeth Hudson, Thomas Craven. Proved June 9, 1773. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 213 

1773, June 7. Inventory, £389.3.11. made by Philip Dennis and John 
BarracUff. Lib. 16, p. 248. 

1774, March 4. GrUcomb, Mary, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Amos Bacon. Pellowbondsman — Everitt Griscom; both 
of said place, yeomen. 

1774. March 10. Inventory, £28.12.6, made by John Wheaton and 
Richard Butcher. Includes a debt in the hands of Elizabeth Hacket. 

Lib. 15, p. 507. 

1773, Oct. 8. Groom, John, of Windsor. Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— William Danford. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Danford; both of 
Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. 

1773, Oct. 5. Renunciation by Thomas Groom, of Upper Freehold, 
Monmouth Co., who is the oldest brother of John Groom, deceased, of 
Chesterfield, Burlington Co., in favor of William Danford. Witnesses 
— Robert Debow and Mary Debowe. Lib. 14, p. 544. 

1773, Oct. 8. Groom, John, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — William 
Danford. Fellowbondsmen — Samuel Danford and Robert Hutchinson; 
both of Upper Freehold, said Co., and Abel Hankins, of Windsor, 
Middlesex Co. 

1773, Oct. 8. Inventory, £200.14.3, made by Isaac Wright and Thomas 
Clayton. Notes against Richard and William Walton, Samuel Dan- 
ford, Thomas Groom, Thomas Hooper, Humphrey Wall, John Hollo- 
way, Gervas Pharo and William Morris. 

1773, Oct. 19. Inventory, £159.2.8, made by Timothy Elmer and 
Henry Rulon, of goods in Cumberland Co. 

1774, Oct. 15. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 14, p. 545; Lib. 15, p. 504. 

1780, July 6. Grover, James, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah Grover, sheep, cows and horses, provided she stands by 
an agreement made between us before marriage, by wliich she may 
receive a certain sum of money; and, if my negro girl, Ruth, should 
return from Long Island or elsewhere, then my wife is to have the 
use of her. I give the use of the lower place to Patience Burdge 
-and Nancey Burdge, daughter of said Patience, during their lives; 
and the use of 3 acres of salt meadow, which joins Daniel Dalpower's 
meadow; and, after their deaths, I give the same to Samual Bray and 
John Walling, deacons of the Baptist Church in Middletown, for the 
use of the said church. To David Herbert, land on the river, and 2l^ 
acres of woodland, along the line of John Mount. To Grover Taylor 
and John Taylor, sons of William Taylor, of Freehold, the house 
where I live, with the land and orchard, as the same is now in fence; 
also a small lot on the front of the house. All the rest of my lands 
T give to Samuel Bowne, son of Samuel, deceased, of Middletown, 
Grover Taylor and John Taylor, sons of William, of Freehold, when 
they are 21. To Edward Taylor, son of William, of Freehold, de- 
ceased, £40. To Hester Taylor, wife of William, of Freehold, a chest 
of drawers. To John Tate, or Mary Tate, daughter of said John, £5. 
To Deborah Cooper, James Cooper, Deborah Compton, Deborah Pat- 
terson and Martha Shepherd, the rest of my money. To Samuel 
Bowne and William Taylor, my apparel. Executors — friends, Joseph 
Stilwell, son of John, and John Taylor, both of Middletown. Wit- 
nesses — John West, Samuel Carman, Timothy Mount. Proved Aug. 
26, 1780. 



214 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1780, Aug. 17. Inventory, £387.15.11, made by William Crawford and 
Edward Burrowes. Lib. 22, p. 221. 

1771, March 24. Grover, Joseph, of Upper Freehold Township, Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Eldest son, James Grover, £30. Wife, Theodocia, 
£60, and negro girl, Patt. Sons, Thomas and Samuel, £50 to each, 
and they are to be put to trades. Daughter, Elizabeth Grover, £50. 
when 21. Son, John, a negro boy. Sons, John, Joseph, Barzillai and 
William, rest of personal and real estate. Executors — brother, James 
Grover, and my sons, John and Barzillai. Witnesses — Peter Imlay, 
William Imlay. Thomas Herbert. Proved March 6, 1772. 

1772, March 3. Inventory, £994.12.11, made by John Leonard and 
Anthony Woodward, Jr. Lib. 15, p. 405. 

1772, Aui:;. 29. Guinnell, Thomas, of Evesham, Burlington Co., inn- 
holder; will of. Lands to be sold, and % of the money to be given 
to my son, Thomas Guinnell, when he is 21. Son, William Guinnell, 
% of the money, when 21. Daughter, Hannah Wilkins, 10 shillings. 
Daughters, Ruth, Cathrine, Sarah, Charity and Abigail, the rest of 
estate. Youngest daughter, Abigail, to have £10 above the rest. 
Executors — friends, Isaac Evans and Jacob Evans. Witnesses — 
William Rogers, Abraham Borton, John Cox. Proved May 10, 1773. 

1773, May 10. Inventory, £85.13.2, made by William Rogers and 
Abraham Borton. 

1773, Nov. 2. Account by Executors. Paid Ruth Holland, for nurs- 
ing, £5. Paid John Wilkins, a legacy of 10 shillings. 

Lib. 14, p. 539; Lib. 16, p. 56. 

1778, Dec. 12. Gulick, Jocham, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Catherine, £400. My 2 youngest sons to have trades; names 
are Joachim and William. Son, Peter, my Dutch Bible. Real estate 
to be sold. Son, Peter, £120. Son, Abraham, £120. Son, John, £120. 
Son, Joachim, £180. Son, William, £180. Daughter, Joanltye, £40. 
Daughter, Leah, £80. Daughter, Ann, £80. Executors — my brother, 
Ferdinandus Gulick, and my sons, Peter, Abraham and Johannes. 
Witnesses — Simon Kinney, Elbert Hogelandt, Isaac Brooks. Proved 
July 28, 1779. 

1779, June 7. Inventory, £879.12.6, made by George Hogeland and 
Hendrick Cortelyou. Lib. 21, p. 218. 

1774, Au^. 31. GuUck, Peter, of Somerset Co.; will of. Son, Joa- 
chim, my large Dutch Bible and £50. To my second son, Ferdinandus, 
£50. To my third son, Peter, 5 shillings, as I have already given him 
much. Youngest son, John, £55. Daughter, Jocamintye, £50. Daugh- 
ter, Geertye, £50. Daughter, Maria, £50. To the heirs of my daugla- 
ter, Catelyntye, £50. Daughter, Margreetye, £50. Daughter, Jannitye, 
£50. Daughter, Eve, £50. Daughter, Elisabeth, £85. Daughter, Antye, 
£50. Executors — sons, Joachim, Ferdinandus and John. Witnesses — 
Stephen Gerritsen, Isaac Brooks, Isaac Brooks, Jr. Proved Jan. 26, 
1775. Lib. L, p. 383. 

1778, April 1. Gwlnnup, John, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Rachel 
Gwinnup. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Canfield; both of Morristown, 
said Co. Witnesses — Mary Johnson and Mary Canfleld. 

1777, Jan. 16. Inventory, £185.10.0, made by Benoni Hathaway and 
John Mills, at Morristown. Lib. 16, p. 528. 



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1771, Nov. 12. Hackett, Richard, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Han- 
nah Hackett, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Aaron Bradway and Richard 
Smith, yeomen; all of Elsinborough, said Co. 

1772, Sept. 30. Inventory, £707.3.0, made by Aaron Bradway and 
Richard Smith, Jr. Lib. 14, p. 510. 

1772, June 1. Hackett, Samuel, of Sussex Co. Ward. Son of Col. 
John Hackett, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of 
William Mills as his Guardian. Guardian — William Mills, of Jamaica, 
Long Island. Pellowbondsman — Robert Ogden, of Elizabeth Town, 
Essex Co. Witnesses — Oliver Spencer and Sarah Nuttman. Elizabeth 
Hackett, the mother of said Ward, gives her consent. Lib. K, p. 441. 

1777, Sept. 4. Hackney, Thomas, of Chester Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, William Hackney, that part of my land 
where he lives; that is to say, 150 acres to be taken off, by a line 
across the lands, from James Borden's land to my brother Joseph 
Hackney's line, and a 2 pole road to run through the same to the 
meadow, for the use of my other sons. I also give William V2 of 
the meadow at Ancokas Creek, to be taken from the lower end. Son, 
Samuel, 10 acres on the south side of the Mill Creek, joining Darling 
Conrow's line. I also give him the sawmill and house where he lives, 
with all the lowlands that the pond overflows, and 40 acres joining 
the sawmill and pond. Son, Thomas, the house where I live, with 
the land on the south side of said Mill Creek, except what is devised 
to Samuel. Thomas is to have V2 of the remainder of the meadow^ 
on Ancokas Creek, when he is 21. Son, Edmond, the rest of my 
lands, and the rest of the meadow to be divided between him and 
Thomas. Wife, Mary, provided for on the farm. Daughters, Ann 
Hackney and INIary Hackney, rest of personal estate. Executors — 
friend, Isaac Ballenger, and my son, William. Witnesses — John Cox, 
Samuel Conarroe, Warren Bigelow. Proved Oct. 10, 1780. 

Lib. 22, p. 129. 

1778, Nov. 9. Hadden, Thomas, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — James Crowel, weaver. Pellowbondsman — Asher Randolph, 
ship carpenter; both of said Co. 

1778, Nov. 12. Inventory, £1,125.16.6, made by Asher F. Randolph 
and Thomas Brown. Lib. 16, p. 530. 

1776, July 1. Haegort, Gerard, of Second River, Essex Co., minister; 
will of. Wife, Helenah, my negro man, Sip, and the wench, Phebe; 
also the goods she brought to my house; and, after her death, to be 
the property of my daughter, Hester. The gold ring with diamonds 
of her grandmother, Johanah Deloy, and the apparel of her mother 
(my first wife), and apparel of my sister, and everything in the house 
which came from Holland, and 1/3 of the linen, I give also to Hester. 
Two-thirds of the linen I give to her 2 brothers. To son, Nicholas 
Haeghoort, negro Daniel, now living at New York; also the V2 in that 
negro now in possession of John Wendle, at Portsmouth; also % of 
the goods which are not mentioned above. Son, Garrit, the negro 
man, Harry, and Vs the negro at Mr. Wendle's, and V2 of said goods. 
Grandson, Garrit, the only son of my son, Garrit, my books, if he 
incline to be a minister. Executors — sons, Nicholas and Garritt 
Haeghoort. Witnesses — Garrabrant Garrabrants, Garrabrant Garra- 
brants, Jr., Teunis Joralemon. Proved March 3, 1778. Lib. 18, p. 647. 



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1780, Feb. 22. Ha^awont, George, of North Branch, Bridgewater 
Township, Somerset Co.; will of. My "nefu," Jene Hogland, formerly 
the wife of John Byvenk, and her children. Evert Byvenk, Mary 
Byvenk, Jane Byvenk, % of my estate. My "nefues," the children of 
my sister, Cathrin Homeland, namely, Elizabeth and Cathrin Hog-eland, 
the rest of estate. My "nefu," John Hogeland, 5 shillings. Execu- 
tors — cousins, Abraham Dumont and George Jeneway. Witnesses — 
Andrew Ten Eick, Peter Wortman, Jacob Ten Eyk. Proved Aug. 
14, 1780. 

1780, March 25. Inventory, £3,620.14.101/2, made by Jacob Ten Eick, 
Peter Ten Eick and John Taylor. "A note from John Curtraght, for 
£10, which is not signed. The said John Curtraght is within the 
British Lines." Lib. 22, p. 132. 

1770, Sept. 1. Haines, Carlile, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, rents of the land where I live. Eldest son, 
Ezekiel, £10. Daughter, Sarah, late wife of Amos AVilkins, 5 shillings. 
Daughter, Mary, late wife of Samuel Warner, £10. Granddaughter, 
Rebecca Pettit, daughter of John Pettit, £20, when 20. Daughters, 
Ruth, Elizabeth, Acseth, Jane and Hester, rest of my personal estate. 
Son, John, all my plantation during his life, and, if he die without 
male heir, then to my grandson, Carlile Haines, son of my son, Solo- 
mon. Son, Solomon, my copper still. Executors — wife, Sarah, and 
my son, Solomon. Witnesses — John Hillier, Jr., Robert Powell, John 
Burr. 

1770, Sept. 25. Codicil. Sons, Solomon and John, the land I bought 
of Joseph Burr, on a branch of Cedar Swamp, called Duffs Branch. 
V^^itnesses — John Burr, Richard Wills. Proved June 13, 1774. 

1774, June 13. Inventory, £362.19.2, made by Jacob Prickit and 
Thomas Shinn. 

1775, Dec. 2. Account by Solomon Haines. 

Lib. 15, p. 547; Lib. 16, p. 396. 

1771, Feb. 19. Haines, Georj^e. Account, by Isaac Haines and Heze- 
kiah Jones, executors of George Haines. (For will, see Lib. 10, p. 27.) 

Lib. 15, p. 101. 

1772, May 20. Haines, Hugh, of Manington Township, Salem Co.; will 
of. Son, Hugh Haines, £10. To each of the rest of my children, 5 
shillings. Wife, Ann, the best bed, and the rest of my goods to be 
sold, and then the rest to my wife Ann, to bring up my 3 youngest 
children. Executors — Wife, Ann, and son, Hugh Haines. Witnesses — 
Thomas Drake, Ruth Devoss, William McKasson. Proved June 1, 1772. 

1772, June 10. Inventory, £226.16.8, made by John Barnes and Eph- 
raim Haines. Lib. 14, p. 498. 

1776, June 12. Haines, Jeremiah, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co., wheelwright; will of. Daughter, Elizabeth Hanes, all my houses 
and lands, in or near Mount Holly, in 3 separate pieces, and contain 
about 70 acres, when she is 18. Wife, Mary, rest of moveable estate. 
If my daughter should die under age, then the 50 acres of woodland, 
is for my brother, William Haines, and 10 acres for my sister, Rebecca 
White, and my house and lot in Mount Holly to my sister, Frances 
Hilyard; and if she dies under age, then to my brothers, William and 
Robert Haines, and my sisters, Rebecca, Sarah and Frances. Execu- 
tors — brother-in-law, Isaac Hilyard, brother-in-law, John Hilyard, and 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 21/ 

John White. Witnesses — John Pettit, Jeremiah Robbins, Elnathan 
Davis. Proved Aug. 30, 1776. 

1776, July 22. Inventory, £654.1.9, made by John Sheppard and 
Richard Wood. 

1776, Sept. 23. Account by John Hilliard and John White, acting 
Executors. 

1791, May 13. Adm'r — William Haines, of Burlington Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — William Ridg-way, of same place. Whereas, Jeremiah 
Haines appointed John Hilliard, John White, and Isaac Hillyard (who 
is insane), and John Hilliard and John White have died, etc. 

Lib. 16, p. 484; 18, p. 37. 

1768, Oct. 7. Haines, Joseph, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah Haines, the personal estate which was given to 
her by the will of her father, Joseph Tooker; also the use of V3 of 
my plantation on which I live. Son, John, the salt meadow, which I 
bought of Richard Miller, Jr., in Elizabeth Town Great Meadows. 
Son, David, rest of my lands, and he is to pay to my three daughters' 
children, viz., Mary, wife of John Chandler; Lydia, wife of Daniel 
Cogswell; and Catherine, wife of Noadiah Cramer, £60. Executors — 
friend, Stephen Crane, and my son, David. Witnesses — Samuel Scud- 
der, Joseph Crane, "William Crane. Proved May 23, 1774. 

Lib. L, p. 164. 

1764, Oct. 23. Haines, Rebecca, of Evesham, Burlington Co., widow 
of Amos Haines; will of. Daughter, Rebecca Eves, wife of Joseph 
Eves, £33, 6 shillings and 8 pence, being % of £100 bequeathed by my 
father, William Troth, to be paid among my children after the death 
of my mother and myself. Daughter, Elizabeth Cooper, the like 
amount. Youngest daughter, Mary Haines, the like amount. Daugh- 
ter, Rebecca Eves, the wife of Joseph Eves, £5. Daughter, Elizabeth 
Cooper, the wife of Joseph Cooper, £5. Daughter, Mary, to have the 
rest of my estate. Executors — my two sons-in-law, Joseph Eves and 
Joseph Cooper, and my friend, Micajah Wills. Witnesses — William 
Troth, Abraham Allen. Proved Dec. 7, 1771. 

1771, Nov. 27. Inventory, £912.1.10, made by Isaac Evans, Abraham 
Allen and William Troth. Lib. 15, p. 228. 

1778, Feb. 7. Halns. Jonathan, of Manington, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Charles Bilderback, of said place, yeoman. Fellowbondsmen — 
Robert Johnson and Edward Keasbey; both of Salem, said Co. 

Lib. 16, p. 529. 

1778, Feb. 16. Hains, Peter, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Henry Hains. Fellowbondsman — Valentine Biddleman; both 
of said place. Witness — Peter Hockenberg. 

1777, March 27. Inventory, £396.18.2, made by Tunis Young and 
Valentine Bidleman. Lib. 16, p. 514. 

1772, Sept. 30. Hains, Richard, of Pilesgrove Township, Salem Co.; 
will of. My plantation to be sold, and then my estate to be divided 
between my 3 children, Ephraim, Richard and Rebekah Barnes, wife 
of John. Executor — Daniel Bassett. Witnesses — Samuel Withers, 
Zaccheus Ballinger, Rebekah Haines. Proved Feb. 7, 1778. 

1777, Dec. 6. Inventory, £205.17.9, made by Samuel Lippincott and 
Isaac Somers. Lib. 20, p. 146. 



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1779, March 4. Halt, Benjamin, of Connecticut Farms, Borough of 
Elizabeth, Essex Co., clerk; will of. Wife, Ann, all household furni- 
ture. Son, John, £10, in consideration of his birthright. Children, 
Elizabeth, John, Mary, Benjamin, James and Ann, an equal part of 
my estate, real or personal, when of lawful age. Executors — wife, 
Ann, James Sauncey, William Sauncey, of New York, and Jecamiah 
Smith. Witnesses — William Brant, William Brant, Jr., Mathias Brant. 
Proved June 28, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 227. 

1773, Nov. 4. Hall, Abel, of Greenwich, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Gabriel Davis. Fellowbondsman — Richard Wood; both of said 
place, yeomen. Lib. 14, p. 545. 

1774, Feb. 17. Hall, Daniel. Int. Adm'r — Peter Stretch. 

Lib. 15, p. 524. 

1775, Nov. 19. Hall, Klizabeth, of Manington Township, Salem Co., 
widow; will of. Son, Edward Hall, the plantation where I live, and 
10 acres of marsh on Manington Creek, joining Christopher Smith. 
Daughter, Mary Smith, £50. Nephe'w, Benjamin Acton, £12. Nephew, 
Clement Acton, £20. Niece, Hannah Acton, a cow. Children, Nathan- 
iel Hall, Mary Smith and Edward Hall, the rest. Executors — Edward 
Hall and Christopher Smith. Witnesses — Joseph Acton, Jacob Kid, 
Jonathan Kamstar. Proved Oct. 4, 1780. 

1776, June 10. Inventory, £180.6.11, made by Preston Carpenter and 
Jedediah Allen. L. 23, p. 392. 

1774, Feb. 2. Hall, Henry, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — Amelia 
Glbbs. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Gibbs; both of Mansfield Township, 
said Co. Lib. 15, p. 524. 

1775, Aug^. 18. Hell, Magrdlena, of Bridgwater, Somerset Co.; will 
of. Son, William, house and 5 acres of land, where I live; but my 
daughter, Sarah, is to have her home and live with him till she mar- 
ries or dies. Children, Thomas, Isaac, Nicoles, George, William, 
Abram, Sarah, Jacamineje and Hannah, my moveable estate and 
jewels. The money in the hands of my brothers, Samuel and Nicolis 
Govermire, to be given to my children, Thomas, Isaac, Nicolis, George, 
Abram, Sarah, Jecamineje and Hannah. Executors — sons, W^illiam 
and Isaac. Witnesses — Harmen Lane, Denise Stryker, John Pittenger. 
Proved Oct. 10, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 31. 

1774, Aug. 30. Hall, Martha, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — Abra- 
ham Woolson. Fellowbondsman — ^Thomas Hand, Sr. ; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — Aaron Eldredge and Zeruiah Hughes. 

1774, Aug. 30. Inventory, £16.8.2%, made by Thomas Hand and 
Aaron Eldredge. Lib. 15, p. 539. 

1777, Aug. 20. Hall, Samuel, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — John Carle. 
Fellowbondsman — Jonas Carle; both of Morris Township, said Co. 
Witness — Nathaniel Fairchild. Lib. 18, p. 620. 

1780, Feb. 2. Hall, Thomas, of Bridgwater, Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Anna Hall, of said Co. Fellowbondsmen — Thomas Hall, of 
said Co., and Daniel Ellis, of Burlington Co. 

1780, Feb. 4. Inventory, made by Edward Bunn, Dirck Low and 
Cornelius Low. Lib. 22, p. 17. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 177I-I780 219 

1775, April 7. Halliard, Jacob, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Andrew 
Sinnickson. Fellowbondsmen — Andrew Sinnickson, Jr., and Andrew 
Standly; all of Lower Penns Neck, said Co. 

1775, April 17. Inventory, £73.13.0, made by Andrew Sinnickson, Jr., 
and Andrew Standly. Pile No. 1598 Q. 

1774, Jane 16. Halloway, Mary, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Eldest son, John Halloway, one shilling-. Youngest son, 
George Halloway, who lives in Va., in the Co. of Colepeper, near 
the Rappahanock river, a bed. Rest to be sold, and the money I give 
to said son, George. Executrix — Sarah Tole, wife of Richard Tole, of 
Shrewsbury. Witnesses — Mary Lippincott, Samuel Parker. Proved 
June 30, 1774. 

1774, June 29. Inventory, £92.14.7, made by Thomas White Carpinter 
and Joseph Allen. Lib. L., p. 209. 

1772, Feb. 12. Halsey, Abigail, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
widow of Joseph Halsey; will of. Daughters, Rebecca Williams and 
Sarah Conkling, £20 each. Grandson, Daniel Miller, son of my daugh- 
ter, Abigail Miller, £20. Of the rest of my estate, I give 1/8 to each of 
my 6 daughters, Abigail Miller, Rebecca Williams, Sarah Conkling, 
Hannah Miller, Rachel Megee and Anne Halsey; and the other eighths 
in 4 parts, to daughter, Phebe Crane, and her daughter, Abigail 
Crane; daughter, Deborah Meeker and her son, Jonathan Megie. Ex- 
ecutors — my 2 eldest sons, Joseph Halsey and Daniel Halsey. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Conkling, Isaac Conkling, Abraham Clark. Proved 
March 10, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 281. 

1775, Oct. 12. Halsey, Exra, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, % of my personal estate, and i/^ of my house 
and homestead, and my negro man, Eneas, and the whole profits of 
them till my nephew, Ezra Halsey, is of age. To the Presbyterian 
Church of Morristown, £200. Nephew, Ezra Halsey, oldest son of my 
brother, Benjamin Halsey, my homestead, when 21; that is, Y2, and 
the whole when vacated by my widow, and, in case of death, to be 
divided between his brothers, Joseph and Benjamin Halsey, and he is 
to pay the legacies to each of the younger sons of my sister Wood, 
when they are 21; that is, £10, and to her daughters, £5. Nephews, 
Gideon, son of my brother, Samuel Halsey, and Samuel, son of my 
sister Wood, a tract of land in Mendham, of 60 acres, when they are 
of age. To Ezra, oldest son of Jerusha, wife of John Pool, £20, when 
of age. Executors — wife, Hannah, and my friend, Silas Condict. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Condict, Nathaniel Armstrong. Proved Nov. 14, 1775. 

Lib. L., p. 284. 

1776, Oct. 10. Halsey, Hannah, of Morristown, Morris Co., widow of 
Ezra; will of. Niece, Bethiah Pierson, £10. Niece, Patience Hallock, 
£5. Nephew, Benjamin Hallock, £10; all when they are of age. To 
the children of my brother, Nathan Howell, namely, Wilmot, Sarah 
and IMary, £10 each, when of age. Sister, Phebe Hallock, Vi of my 
apparel, and the other V2 to my said niece. To Rebecca Turner, 50 
shillings. Rest of my estate to my said brother, Nathan Howell and 
sister, Phebe Hollock. Executors — brother, Nathan Howell and 
Henry Axtill. Witnesses — Elijah Brown, Ezra Hallsey, Silas Condict. 
Proved Oct. 21, 1776. Lib. 18, p. 377. 



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1780, Oct. 12. Halsey, Jeremiah, of Hunterdon Co., minister. Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary Halsey, of said Co., and David Henry, of Somerset Co., 
yeoman. Pellowbondsman — Richard McDonald, of Hunterdon Co. 

1780, Oct. 11. Inventory, £605.0.4, made by Thomas Berry and Rich- 
ard McDonald. Lib. 23, p. 214. 

1770, March 23. Halsey, Recompence, of Hanover, Morris Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Hannah, the use of my plantation. Son, William, 
20 shillings. Son, Joel, £10. Grandson, Abraham Halsey, 46 acres of 
my plantation, along the widow Ward's line, and bounded by Daniel 
Richards and John Campfield,; and Abraham is to give a title to the 
place that was his father's, my son, Elihu, to his brother, Isaac 
Halsey, my other grandson, when he is of age. Abraham is to pay to 
his brother, Jacob, £10. His mother, Elizabeth, is to have the benefit 
of the rents. Son, Annanias, a part of my plantation, along Moses 
Young's line, and bounded by Thomas Ekley. Grandson, Moses Stiles, 
£10. Daughters, Ruth, £3, Hannah, £15, and Elizabeth, £10. Head- 
stones are to be placed for myself, my w^ife, and one for my son, 
Elihu. Executors — John Campfleld and Ellis Cook, Jr. Witnesses — 
William Broadwell, Matthew Moores, William Dixon. Proved May 3, 
1777. 

1777, May 5. Inventory, £129.13.7, made by William Broadwell and 
Williams Campfleld. Lib. 18, p. 324. 

1776, July 31. Hal.sey, Sila.s, of Morristown, Morris Co., hatter; 
will of. Wife, Abigail, £20 and some goods. Son, Caleb, my planta- 
tion, and a tract I bought of Lord Stirling. Son, Jeremiah, had his 
portion. Son, Silas, land I bought of Samuel Bayles. Son, Luther, 
£100, when 21. Daughter, Abigail, 5 shillings. Daughter, Sarah, £50, 
when of age. Executors — friend, Stephen Conkling, and my sons, 
Caleb and Silas. Witnesses — Nathaniel Ogden, Union Conkling, Tim- 
othy Johnes. Proved Feb. 19, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 158 

1775, Nov. 22. Halstead, Daniel, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int 
Adm'r- — Stephen Tallman, of said place. Pellowbondsman — George 
Taylor, of Middletown, said Co. Witnesses — Mary Taylor and Jemima 
Jackson. Lib. M, p. 37. 

1774, May 4. Halter, Peter, of Upper Alloways Creek Township, 
Salem Co., glass maker; will of. Wife, Dorcas Halter, some goods. 
Son, David, watch, when 21. Wife to have % the personal estate, and 
son David the %rds. Executors — wife, Dorcas, and friend, George 
Dickinson. Witnesses — Josl»ua Pfandler, Philip Wentzell, John Holme. 
Proved May 5, 1775. 

1775, April 20. Inventory £524.13.2, made by John Holme and John 
Dickeson. File No. 1603 Q. 

1778, Dec. 25. Hambler, John, of Roxbury Township, Morris Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Cavnarean Hambler, use of the land, and she 
may sell if she sees fit. Daughters, Mary Clinesmith and Elizabeth 
Houdershilt, £10 each. Daughters, Ann and Catherine, cow, pot. and 
£10. Sons, John Nicholas Hambler, Daniel Hambler, Adam Hambler, 
Leonard Hambler, John Hambler and Jocab Hambler, rest of my es- 
tate. Executors — Elisha Beach and David Thompson. Witnesses — 
Samuel Wills, James Hopkins, John Riggs. Proved Feb. 2, 1779. 

Lib. 21, p. 33. 



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1773, May 1, Hambleton, Joseph, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Abra- 
ham Cory. Fellowbondsman — David Cory; both of said Co. 

1773, April 21. Inventory, £17.3.0, made by David Cory and Josiah 
Hand. "Rent of house and lot, with the use of the woodland." 

Lib. K, p. 552. 

1771, Jan. 29. Hamilton, John, of Manington, Salem Co., gentleman; 
will of. "My nephew, Elizabeth Hamilton," the only daughter of my 
brother, Charles Hamilton, £20, when she is 18. Brother, Isack Ham- 
ilton, my apparel. Sister, Mary Hamilton, £10, when 18. Father, 
Archable Hamilton, rest of personal estate. Executor — my father, 
Archibald Hamilton. "Witnesses — Richard Brick, Christopher Smith, 
Samuel Smith. Proved Feb. 14, 1771. 

1771, Feb. 7. Inventory, £61.4.11, made by Christopher Smith and 
Samuel Smith. Lib. 15, p. 274. 

1778, May 27. Hamilton, Robert, of Somerset Co., shoemaker. Int. 
Adm'r — John McCoy. Fellowbondsman — John Honeyman; both of 
said Co. 

1778, May 26. Inventory, £64.18.3, made by John Honeyman and 
Henry Christer. 

1779, Sept. 24. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 16, p. 513; Lib. 22, p. 64. 

1777, March 12. Hammltt, Thomas, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, horse, cow and 6 sheep. Daughter, Rachel, a 
colt, and her grandfather to take care of it, till it is fit to wean, then 
to take it to the child's mother. My wife and said daughter to have 
the rest. Executors — my friend, John Stone, and my wife. Witnesses 
— John Hammitt, Benjamin Allen. Proved March 24, 1777. 

1777, March 17. Inventory, £459.4.9, made by Micajah Wills and 
Joshua Lippincott. Lib. 18, p. 151. 

1776, April 4. Hampton, John, of Pilesgrove Township, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann, the profits of my lands. Son, V/illiam, iny planta- 
tion in Pittsgrove. Son, Jacob, part of my plantation, to be bounded 
by Joseph Graves, Benjainin Duvall, Samuel Lippincott and James 
Atkinson. Son, Benjamin, the rest of my plantation. Son, John 
Thomas Hampton, moveable estate. Executor — son, John Thomas 
Hampton. Witnesses — 'Joseph Graves, James Atkinson, Isaac Somers. 
Proved April 20, 1776. 

1776, April 18. Inventory, £223.19.0, made by Peter Keen and Isaac 
Somers. Lib. 17, p. 371. 

1768, March 23. Hampton, Jonathan, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann Prances Hampton, a negro wench, and household 
goods. Daughters, Mary Hampton and Lydia Hampton, their side 
saddles. Daughters, Elizabeth Hampton, Mary Hampton, Lydia Hamp- 
ton and Hannah Hampton, £140, in order that they may be equal with 
my other daughters, Susannah and Marian, to whom I have given a 
like sum. Grandson, Jonathan Hampton Lawrence, £30, when 21. To 
each of my grandchildren, a Bible. Real estate to be sold. Daugh- 
ter, Susannah Jelf, 1/6 of the residue. Daughter, Marian Lawrence, 
1/6 part. Daughter, Elizabeth Hampton, 1/6 part. Daughter, Mary 
Hampton, 1/6 part. Daughter, Lydia Hampton, 1/6 part. Daughter, 
Hannah Hampton, 1/6 part. Executors — daughter, Mary .Hampton, my 
son-in-law, Joseph Jelf, and John Chetwood. Witnesses — Matthias 
Williamson, Josiah Wynant, William Jelf. Proved Oct. 21, 1778. 



222 NEW JERSEY COLONIAI^ DOCUMENTS 

1778, Oct. 21. Adm'x — Ann Frances Hampton. "Whereas, John 
Chetwood, the only surviving executor named in the will, residing- in 
New Jersey, having renounced, therefore this Adm'x is appointed." 
Fellowbondsman — "William Williamson. Lib. 20, p. 49. 

1779, Nov. 6. Hampton, Tboinas, of Mendham, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Deborah Hampton, of said place, and James Hampton, of 
Baskingridge, Somerset Co. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Riggs, of 
said Baskingridge. Witness — Edward Lewis. 

1779, Nov. 5. Inventory, £1,672.1.3, made by Abel Cory and Nathaniel 
Burt. Lib. M, p. 70. 

1775, April 12. Hampton, William, of Township and Co. of Glouces- 
ter, yeoman; will of. Wife, Alice, and my daughter, Judeth Hamp- 
ton, all personal estate. Son, Thomas, part of my plantation. Son, 
John, part of said farm, when he is 21. Daughter, Elizabeth, now 
wife of Jacob Williams, 30 shillings a year. Executors — friends, Isaac 
Kay and Thomas Redman. Witnesses — Edward Gibbs, Samuel Clem- 
ent, Thomas Neaves. Proved Oct. 3, 1775. 

1775, Oct. 1. Inventory, £523. 8. 8i/^, made by David Hurley and David 
Branson. Lib. 17, p. 239. 

1771, Aug. 25. Haniton, John, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Lida Hampton, use of house and % of the land. Daughters, Elizabeth, 
Marget, Patience, Mary and Hanah, goods. Son, James Hampton, £5. 
Son, Daniel, my land. Executors — Thonias Terrel and Benjamin Coon. 
Witnesses — John Van Court, John Layten, Elijah Reniton. Proved 
Sept. 28, 1771. 

1771, Sept. 26. Inventory, made by Nathaniel Ayers and Thomas 
Talmage. Lib. K, p. 383. 

1774, Feb. 18. Hance, Mary, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., widow; 
will of. Granson, John Allen, £13, which he has already had, with 
his paying Dr. Joseph Tolman his account for doctoring me with can- 
cer. Grandson, Ephraim Allen, 5 shillings. Granddaughters, Lidia 
and Sarah Allen, the rest. Executors — Thomas Borden and Jeremiah 
Hance. Witnesses— John Craft, Catherine Hance. Proved May 18, 
1774. Lib. L, p. 163. 

1777, Aug. 24. Hancock, Godfrey, of Mansfield, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Eldest son, Godfrey, gun. Son, Hulitt Hancock, plantation I live 
on, and my cedar swamp, and, after his death, to his son John, and, 
after death of John, to his eldest son, from one generation to an- 
other, forever. Grandson, John Hancock, a mare. To my poor 
brother, Joseph, £10. Daughter, Sarah Hancock, warming pan. 
Daughters, Mary, Prudence, Jane, Constant and Sarah, rest of per- 
sonal estate. Executors — my son-in-law, Thomas Antram, and my 
son, Hulitt. Witnesses — John Hancock, George Hancock, Daniel Han- 
cock. Proved Sept. 16, 1777. 

1777, Sept. 15. Inventory, £533.13.1, made by Philip Bowne and 
Daniel Hancock. Lib. 19, p. 38. 

1775, Sept. 13. Hancock, Godfrey, Jr., of Mansfield, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann, all real and personal estate, to enable her to 
bring up my children. Executors — my wife, my brother-in-law, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 223 

Thomas Antram, and my friend, Isaac Bunting. "Witnesses — Hulitt 

Hancock, Samuel Rogers, Thomas Fenimore. Proved Feb. 11, 1780. 

1780, Feb. 10. Inventory, £339.0.8, made by Joseph Kemble and 

Daniel Hancock. Lib. 21, p. 290. 

1777, Feb. 13. Hancock, John, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Mary Hancock, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Jonathan 
Stretch and Elijah Ware, yeomen; all of said Co. 

1777, Feb. 4. Inventory, £876.4.4, made by Ephraim Loyd and Jona- 
than Stretch. Lib. 18, p. 479. 

1775, March 20. Hancock, Mary Ann, of Lower Alloways Creek 
Township, Salem Co.; will of. To Edward Bradway, and Elizabeth, his 
wife, £20. To Morris Beesley, and Mary, his wife, £20. To Hannah 
Bradway, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Bradway, my bed, and, 
if she should die under age, then to her sister, Elizabeth. To Hannah 
Beesley, my chest of drawers, and to her sister, Mary Beesley, saddle, 
and to Ann Beesley, my silver shoe buckles. My 4 daughters to have 
my wearing apparel. My sheets and pillow cases I give to the daugh- 
ters of Nathaniel Hancock, and Hannah, his wife, and Jane Kesbey's 
daughter, Sarah. Grandchildren, Jonathan and Robert Twadington, 
£5 to each, when 21. I give the rest to my four daughters' children. 
Executor — son-in-law, Nathaniel Hancock. Witnesses — James Baker, 
Rhoda Baker, James Daniel. Proved June 16, 1776. 

1776, June 16. Adm'r — Edward Bradway, with will annexed. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Jonathan Stretch. 

1776, June 12. Inventory, £344.1.3, made by Jonathan Stretch and 
Benjamin Clk. Cooper. Lib. 17, p. 408. 

1775, Jan. 17. Hancock, Nathaniel, of Lower Alloways Creek, Salem 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah, £200. Eldest son, William, the 
land where Jacob Evens lives, bounded by Richard Moore and James 
Finlaw. Son, Joseph, land on east side of line where I dwell; also 
100 acres of marsh on line of Richard Moore and David Adams. Sons, 
William and Joseph, 2 tracts I bought of Ephraim Loid and Ephraim 
Brick. My son, Nathaniel, the land I bought of Samuel Oakford; also 
that which I bought of Abel Smith; also a lot in Salem, which my 
father bought of Thomas Hancock; also 200 acres in the pine woods, 
which I bought of Ephraim Loid; also 100 acres of marsh at Sassak- 
acks Island. Said sons are yet under 21. Daughters, Hannah Han- 
cock and Margaret Hancock, rest of personal estate, when 18. Ex- 
ectors — wife, Hannah, and son, William. Witnesses — James Stretch, 
James Baker, Hugh Peddrick. Proved June 16, 1776. 

1776, June 11. Inventory, £1,159.9.3, made by Edward Bradway and 
Benjamin Clk. Cooper. Lib. 17, p. 402. 

1776, March 17. Hancock, Samuel, of Lower Alloways Creek, Salem 
Co., farmer; will of. Wife, Rachel, % of my personal estate, and £9 
yearly. Daughters, Rebecca and Prudence, the other %. Son, Samuel 
(when 21) all my lands. Daughters are under 18. Executor — nephew, 
William Bradway, Jr. Witnesses — Mary Beesley, Morris Beesley, 
William Bradway. Proved April 6, 1776. 

1776, March 29. Inventory, £382.19.8, made by Thomas Sayre and 
Jonathan Stretch. Lib. 17, p. 369. 

1766, June 19. Hancock, Sarah, of Salem Co., widow; will of. 
Grandchildren, Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth, daughters of Samuel Aid- 



224 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

rich, £100 each, when they are at age of 16. But if my daughter 
Lydia's present husband should die before her, then the said £300 to 
be given to Lydia. Grandsons, William and Thomas Hancock, the 
plantation in Elsenborough, called Ann's Grove. Granddaughters, 
Sarah, Lydia and Susanah, daughters of my son Thomas, £50 to each. 
Granddaughters, Mary and Sarah, daughters of James Chamness, one 
shilling to each. Granddaughters, Sarah, Lydia and Susanah, daugh- 
ters of Thomas Hancock, deceased, one shilling to each. Son, William, 
Hancock, negro boy. Bob. Son, William, and daughter, Rebekah, 
rest of estate. Rebekah's part to be put to interest, for her, the vsrife 
of ^Vesel Aldrick, during her life, and, after her death, to be paid to 
her children. Executor — son, William Hancock. Witnesses — Edward 
Hancock, Jonathan Kamstar, Roger Sherren. Proved Dec. 23, 1772. 

File No. 1710 Q. 

1774, Aug. 10. Hancock, William, of Mansfield Township, Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Sons, Daniel and Thomas, all my lands. Wife, 
Ellen, £10 yearly, during her life. Eldest son, William, £100. Son, 
John, £125. Son, George, £400. Daughters, Ellen Shrieve and Sarah 
Hancock, £50 each. (Sarah not yet 21). Daughter, Ester Wright, £5. 
Son, Thomas, is to have that part of the land on the York road, of 
about 13% acres. Son, Daniel, to have the plantation I live on, and 
the pine land. Thomas is to have £100, at the age of 21. Wife to 
have % the household goods. Executors — sons, Daniel and George. 
Witnesses — Philip Bowne, Joseph Hancock, Harlitt Hancock. Proved 
Sept. 28, 1774. 

1774, Sept. 26. Inventory, £1,055.15.0, made by Philip Bowne and 
John Godly. Lib. 16, p. 379. 

1778, May 8. Hancock, William, of Elsenborough, Salem Co. ; will 
of. Son, John, my lands. Wife, Hannah, profits of my lands, until 
John is 21, in order to bring up my children. Daughter, Lydia, £200, 
when she is 18. Daughter, Elizabeth, £200, when 18. Executrix — 
wife, Hannah. Witnesses — Joseph Brick, William Goodwin, John 
Goodwin. Proved June 25, 1779. 

1778, June 1. Inventory, £1,079.12.10, made by William Goodwin and 
John Mason. Lib. 21, p. 138. 

1774, March 7. Hand, Absalom, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son of 
Gideon Hand, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Shamgar Hand, yeo- 
man. Pellowbondsman — -Philip Cresse, yeoman; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Humphrey Hughes and Elijah Hughes. Lib. 15, p. 530. 

1777, Jan. 1. Hand, Daniel, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary Hand, use of my whole estate. Grandson, 
Samuel Hand, the plantation I bought of William and Nathaniel Grey; 
but, if he die under 21, then I give it to all of my own children, Ben- 
jamin Hand, William Hand, John Hand and Phebe Hand. All the rest 
of my estate to my 4 children, when they are of age. Executors — my 
brother-in-law, Dennis Coles, and my wife. Witnesses — ^Henry Line, 
Mary Line, William Coles. Proved June 6, 1778. Lib. 20, p. 226. 

1780, Sept. 27. Hand, Daniel, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son of Daniel 
Hand, Sr., of said Co., deceased. Guardian — John Hand, Sr. Fellow- 
bondsman — Thomas Buck; both of said Co. Witnesses — Downes Ed- 
monds and Samuel Shannon. Lib. 24, p. 87. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1771-1780 225 

1773, June 9. Hand, Ell, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. Where- 
as, I own a tract of land, being between the lands of my brother, 
John Hand on the west, and my brother, Daniel Hand, on the east, 
and is a part of the tract of land which my father, Daniel Hand, 
deceased, lived upon, and by my father willed to me: which I g-ive to 
my said brother, Daniel Hand, and the same is not to be damapred 
during- the nonag-e of my brother, Daniel, and I appoint my friend, 
Constantine Hug-hes, to manage the same, till Daniel is 14 years of 
age; after which, Daniel's guardian is to manage the same, till he 
is of age. Brother, John Hand, to have rest of estate. Executors — 
brother, John Hand, and my friend, Timothy Hand. Witnesses — 
David Hand, Hetty Carle, Hannah Bldredge, Constant Hughes. Proved 
Aug. 25, 1773. 

1773, Aug. 12. Inventory, £59.15.11, made by Jeremiah Eldredge and 
Thomas Ewing. Lib. 17, p. 26. 

1773, July 27. Hand, Ellas, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary 
Hand, widow. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Paige, yeoman; both of said 
Co. Witnesses — Henry Hand and Daniel Crowell. 

1773, July 23. Inventory, £124.3.11, made by Henry Hand and Daniel 
Crowell. Lib. 15, p. 529. 

1780, June 17. Hand, Ezekiel, of Lower Precinct, Cape May Co.; 
will of. Wife, Esther, Vs my personal estate. Daughters, Lidia and 
Mary, each a bed. Three youngest boys to have schooling. Daugh- 
ters, Elishaba, Lydia and Mary, rest of personal estate. Land to be 
sold, and money to be given to my sons, Ezra, Aaron, Lewes and 
Ezekele, when they are 21. Executor — brother, Henry Hand. Wit- 
nesses — Elijah Shaw, Abner Bennett, Lydia Conger. Proved Sept. 27, 
1780. 

1780, Oct. 27. Inventory, £9,245.16.3, made by Silas Swain and Jere- 
miah Eldredge. Lib. 24, p. 82. 

1777, Feb. 8, Hand, Gideon, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son of Gideon 
Hand, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Elijah Matthews. Fellow- 
bondsman — Matthew Whilldin; both of said Co.; gentlemen. Witnesses 
— Aaron Eldredge and Ezra Hand. Lib. 38, p. 80. 

1780, Jan. 13. Hand, Gideon, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son of Gideon 
Hand, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — George Hand. Fellowbonds- 
man — Aaron Eldredge; both of said Co.; gentlemen. W^itnesses — 
Simon Hughes and Elijah Hughes. Lib. 22, p. 63. 

1771, Dec. 26. Hand, Jacob, of Middle Precinct, Cape May Co.; will 
of. "Wife, Experience, % of real and personal estate. Negro man to 
be sold. Son, Jacob, my gun. Son, Thomas, my steel trap. Daugh- 
ters, Mary, Silvia, Jerusha, Elizabeth, Experience and Lydia, and my 
youngest son, Jeremiah, the rest of my estate, when they come of age. 
Son, Jacob, and my wife, use of my lands, to bring up the children. 
Son, Jacob, V2 of my plantation, being the south part from Delaware 
Bay to the head, joining the old 400 acre line purchased by Thomas 
Hand, Sr., of Jeremiah Bass, agent for the New Jersey Society. Son, 
Thomas, the north side of the plantation, by a line formerly of 
Christopher Church, and now by George Taylor. Sons, Jacob, Thomas 
and Jeremiah, and my six daughters, Mary, Sylvia, Jerusha, Eliza- 
beth, Experience and Lydia, all my right in Five Mile Beach. Execu- 

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226 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

tors — son, Jacob, Elijah Hand and Jonathan Hand. Witnesses — Ben- 
jamin Stites, Jedidiah Hughes, William Stites. Proved June 9, 1772. 
1772, June 8. Inventory, £252.8.5, made by Daniel Crowell and 
Henry Hand. Feb. 16, p. 5. 

1772, Sept. 8. Hand, IVehemiah, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. As my wife, Lydia, is aged and infirm, I desire that 
she may be supported out of my estate. Son, Hezekiah, the part of 
my plantation, which I bought of Thomas Tappon, and, at his death, 
to his sons, John and David. Son, Stephen, 40 acres, joining the above 
land, John Clark, and Thomas Squire, and, at his death, to his sons, 
and, for want of a son, to his daughters. Son, Nehemiah, my home- 
stead, lying on both sides of Raritan load, and, at his death, to his 
sons, and, for want of a son, to his daughters. Sons, Stephen and 
Nehemiah, the salt meadow in Elizabeth Town Great Meadows, of 7 
acres. The rest of the land I bought of Thomas Tappin to be sold, 
and which binds southeast by Jonathan Marsh and David Lambert, 
northeast by the road, southwest by Thomas Terry, and northwest 
by land I devised to my son, Stephen, and contains 80 acres. Daugh- 
ter, Phebe, £30. Granddaughter, Elizabeth, daughter of my son Heze- 
kiah, £20. Rest of estate, I give to my sons, Abraham, Daniel, John, 
and children of my son, Samuel. Executors — friends, Ephraim Terrill 
and Stephen Burrowes. Witnesses — Sarah Oliver, Hannah Tharp, 
Alexander Stewart, Abraham Clark. Proved Jan. 25, 1776. 

Lib. M, p. 25. 

1774, Sept. 19. Hanes [Haines], Jeremiah, of Northampton Town- 
ship, Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Negro, Cyrus, to be set free. 
Son, Robert Haines, the plantation I bought of Samuel Smith; also 
25 acres of the plantation where I live, which joins the place where 
Robert now lives. Son, Jeremiah Haines, 50 acres of iny plantation, 
next towards Mount Holly; also the land I bought of Joseph Feni- 
more, situated in Mount Holly; also the pine land which I bought of 
Aaron Lippincott. Sons, William, Robert and Jeremiah, my cedar 
swamp; also my Propriety Rights. Son, William, the plantation 
where I live. Daughters, Rebecca Haines and Frances Haines, £100 
each. Daughters, Sarah, the wife of Isaac Hyard, and Rebecca and 
Frances Haines, my personal estate. Executors — son, William, and 
my son-in-law, Isaac Hyard. Witnesses — John West, Aaron Smith, 
Henry Paxson. Proved Nov. 10, 1774. 

1774, Nov. 8. Inventory, £1,873.9.1, made by Henry Paxson and 
John West. Lib. 16, p. 385. 

1772, July 21. Hanic, John, Sr., of Northampton, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Hank, of Northampton Township, son of said John 
Hanli, Sr. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Brian, of Mount Holly, 
cordwainer. 

1772, July 23. Inventory, £257.2.10, made by John Antram and 
Thomas Butcher. Lib. 14, p. 507. 

1773, Feb. 21. Hannah, James, of Deerfield Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ruth Hannah, my home plantation, all her life. 
Son, David, the rest of my lands, except my swamp, on Morris River, 
which shall be sold. If David die without any issue, then my brother, 
Preston Hannah, to have the lands. Mother, Lydia Hannah, £5 a 
year out of the rent of plantation I bought of Daniel Clark. Executors 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 22/ 

— wife, Ruth, and my friend, John Buck. Witnesses — Hosea Snethen, 
Levy Riley, Abel Casto. Proved May 12, 1773. 

1773, March 17. Inventory, £357.3.3, made by Daniel Clark and Con- 
stant Peck. 

1774, June 28. Account by John Buck. "Paid for cleaning- the 
house after smallpox, 5 shilling's and 5 pence." Lib. 16, p. 81. 

1773, May 12. Hannah, Lidia, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Ruth Hannah, widow. Fellowbondsman — John Buck, weaver; 
both of said place. 

1773, March 29. Inventory, £103.18.9, made by John Buck and Con- 
stant Peck. Lib. 14, p. 523. 

1772, Oct. 14. Hannah, Preston, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co. Ward. 
Son of Samuel Hannah, of said place, deceased. Guardian — John Buck. 
Fellowbondsman — Constant Peck; both of said place. 

Lib. 14, p. 505. 

1773, June 7. Hannah, Ruth, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Ward. 
Late Ruth Sayre, daughter of David Sayre, of said place, deceased. 
Guardian — Constant Peck. Fellowbondsman — John Buck; both of 
Deerfleld, said Co. Lib. 14, p. 542. 

1768, April 22. Harcourt, William, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, use of iny plantation while my widow, and my son, 
William, to do the best he can with it, as he is to have the land. 
Son, Richard, 20 shillings, and 4 acres of land in Upper Freehold 
Township, which joins the farm where he lives, and he is to pay the 
money I am bound for him to George Miller. Sons, John and Na- 
thaniel, £100 each, when 21. Daughters, Rebecca, Sarah, Martha and 
Mary, £50 each, when they marry. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my 
sons, Richard and William. Witnesses — Jonathan Furman, Josiah 
Furman, "William James. Proved March 2, 1779. 

1779, Feb. 27. Inventory, £448.2.0, made by Isaac Howell and Alex- 
! ander Carr. Lib. 20, p. 388. 

1770, Aug. 10. Harder, Hendrick, of Sowerland, Somerset Co., yeo- 

j man; will of. Grandson, Hendrick Harder (son of my son, Simon), 

f my negro boy. Will. Real and personal estate to be sold. Son, 

ii Simon, £5, and the interest of £100 yearly during his life, and, after 

]! his death the £100 to be given to the children of my son, Simon, and 

! my daughter, Maria, Avife of Jacobus Amerman, and my daughter, 

I Antye, wife of Peter Cass. Rest of estate to my said children and 

my grandchildren. Executives — friend, Peter Schenk, of Millstone, my 

son-in-law, Jacobus Amerman, of Sowerland, and Peter Case, of 

Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Witnesses — John Staats, Samuel Okeson, 

Peter Stryker. Proved Aug. 29, 1771. 

1786, Oct. 27. Account by Peter Case. Lib. K, p. 360. 

1779, Nov. 8. Harding, Thomas, of Middlesex Co., farmer. Int. 
Adm'r — James Crowell. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 22, p. 64. 

1742, Feb. 7. Haring, Cornelius, of Orange Town, Orange Co., N. Y., 
Esq., will of. Youngest son, Jacob, land at Tapan, said Co., which 
begins at land of Abraham Harring, at the southeast side of the road, 
then west along the road to the gate of John Haring, then southeast 



228 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

to land of Pieter Hering-, then to Meyery Swamp, and from there to 
Abraham Hering; also 20 acres on south side of Cosyn Hering; and 
Jacob shall give his mother 1/10 of what he raises; but, if he die, 
the land to go to his brothers and sister. To my oldest son, John, the 
rest of land in Tapan, and he to give to his sisters, £40. Son, Daniel, 
land where he lives, at Hackensack Creek, and he must give his 
4 sisters, £20. Son, Cornelius, land where he lives. I give the slaves 
to my 4 daughters. Witnesses — Arnout Abramse, Douwe Tallman, 
Frans Vansaller. Proved June 28, 1775. Lib. L, p. 271. 

1771, Aug. 26. Haringr* Jacob, of Orange Town, Orange Co., N. T. ; 
will of. Wife, Mary, all real and personal, estate during her life. 
Friend, Thomas Ackerson, house and lot where I live, which is in the 
south side of Abraham Harring; also a swamp, which I purchased of 
Peter Haring, and the lot into the Hills near Johanes Bolls. Brothers- 
in-law, John and Clare Bogards, £50. To brothers and sisters, John, 
Daniel, Cornelius, Margaret, Vrowje, Sophiah, and children of Mary, 
the residue. Executors — wife, Mary, and my friend, Thomas Acker- 
son. Witnesses — Dowa Talleman, by his mark, Catharine Blauvelt, 
by her mark, Thomas Outwater. Proved Sept. 15, 1779. 

1780, July 6. Inventory. 

1782, Sept. 20. Account by Abraham Harring and Harmanus Tall-j 
man, Adm'rs of estate of Jacob Harring, late of Bergen Co. 

Lib. M, p. 46; Lib. M, p. 56.; 

1760, June 5. Haring, John Corns, of Orange Town, Orange Co.,| 
N. Y. ; will of. Wife, Rensje, all real and personal, while my widow,! 
and then I give to my son, Abraham, my Dutch Bible. Son, Abraham,! 
1/^ of place where I live, and other i^ to my son, John. Son, Cor-| 
nelius, land over the hill. Daughters to have £400. Witnesses — Abra- 
ham Haring, Petrus Haring, John Haring. Proved Dec. 5, 1775. 

Lib. L, p. 269J 

1779, Feb. 26. Marker, E:dmund, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — '| 
Abel Harker. 

1779, Feb. 25. Inventory, £135.17.0, made by James Sexton and Alex- 
ander Kimmings. 

1782, May 22. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 22, p. 36; 24, p. 137.J 

1779, May 9. Harlenbrook, Lodowick, of Somerset Co. ; will of. 
Real and personal estate to be sold, and my wife, Kathrine, to have 
% of the proceeds, and the rest to be divided among my 8 children, 
Abraham, Hendrick, John, Lodowick, Isaac, Jacob, Mary and Phebe 
Executor — friend, Jacob Vosseller. Witnesses — Jacob Vosseller, Jr., 
Luke Vosseller, Daniel Castner. Proved Sept. 12, 1780. 

1780, Sept. 1. Inventory, £109.4.3, made by George Hall and Garret 
Low. Lib. 22, p. 293.f 



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1767, Sept. 7. Harriman, John, of Pequannock Township, Morris 
Co., yeoman; will of. All real and personal estate to be sold. If any 
of my children shall be under 8 years of age, an allowance of 4 shill- 
ings pr. week is to be deducted out of the remainder for their support 
till they are 8. Wife, Miriam, % of the remainder. Eldest daughter, 
Jemima, shall have all the things I lent her. The rest to my children, 
John, Joseph, Stephen, Richard, Jacob, David, Hannah, Bathsheba and 
Sarah. Executors — wife, Miriam, son, Joseph, and my friend, Capt. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 229 

Job Allen. Witnesses — Jacob Mlnton, John Huntington, Timothy 
Southerd. Proved Oct. 21, 1772. 

1772, Oct. 26. Inventory. £290.0.9, made by John Huntington and 
Heatton. Lib. K, p. 505. 

[No date.] Harrlng, Jacob, of Bergen Co. Int. Account of Abra- 
ham Harring, Adm'r of estate. Paid Catherine Bogart and Peter 
Herring. (Paper much torn.) Pile No. 1265B. 

1776, Jan. 30. Harris, Abraham, of Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Esther, 
% of the profits of the land, and % the moveables. To my 6 sons, 
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, John, Nicholas and Permenos, my lands. 
Daughter, Zerviah, high drawers. Executor — son, Abraham. Wit- 
nesses — John Briggs, Hannah Briggs, Thomas Sayre. Proved July 
3, 1779. 

1776, Feb. 26. Inventory, £285.8.4, made by Thomas Sayre and John 
Briggs. Lib. 21, p. 178. 

1776, Nov. 14. Harris, Benjamin, of Hopewell Township, Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. Sons, Ogden Harris, Benjamin Harris, Johnson 
Harris and Alva Harris, my plantation, when they are of age. Daugh- 
ter, Phebe Harris, £3. Daughters, Ann, Priscilla and Rachel, 5 
shillings to each. Wife, Rachel, use of lands. Executors — wife, 
Rachel, and daughter, Phebe Harris. Witnesses — Richard Johnson, 
Martha Johnson, Aaron Ryley. Proved Sept. 11, 1777. 

1776, Nov. 26. Inventory, £128.19.6, made by Daniel Garrison and 
Elijah Bowen. Lib. 19, p. 164. 

1776, June 23. Harris, Daniel, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co., weaver; will of. Wife, Martha, profits of % of my land, and the 
% of moveable estate. Sons, Robert, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, and Amos, 
my plantation. Daughters, Eunice Harris and Mary Harris, rest of 
personal estate, when 18. Executors — sons, Robert and Daniel. Wit- 
nesses — Jeremiah Robbins, Selah Robbins, Silas Harris. Proved Aug. 
1, 1776. 

1776, July 5. Inventory, £330.3.11, made by Elijah Bowen and Jere- 
miah Robbins. Lib. 18, p. 43. 

1775, Dec. 15. Harris, Isaac, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Ruth Harris, widow. Fellowbondsman — John Bower, yeoman; 
both of said place. 

1775, Nov. 15. Inventory, £314.10.6, made by Ephraim Harris and 
John Bower. Lib. 16, p. 445. 

1771, Nov. 13. Harris, John, of Bridgewater Township, Somerset 
Co.; -will of. Eldest son, John Harris, 5 shillings and my Regiment- 
apparel, and V2 of my lands on the east side of the road, which leads 
from Baskinridge to Bound Brook. Son, James, the west part of the 
said land, and his mother is to have the benefit of said land till he is 
21. Son, Gerret, plantation where I dwell. Daughter, Elizabeth, house 
and lot in Bridgewater, which I bought of Richard Gibbs, of New 
Brunswick. Son, William, £125. To the children of my daughter, 
Margret, deceased, £20, when they are 21. Daughter, Mary, £50, when 
she is 21, or marries. Daughter, Johannah, £50. Daughter, Anne, 
£55. To my wife, my Bible and goods, to bring up my small children. 
Sons, John and Gerrit. the use of my pew in the meeting house at 



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Bound Brook. Executors — son, John, and my friends, Thomas Terril 
and Rouloff Sebring-. Witnesses — Nicholas Kip, Leah Kip, Elias Van 
Court. Proved Jan. 8, 1772. 

1771, Dec. 18. Inventory, made by Samuel Dunn and John Sebring. 
"A legacy from Thomas Olden's estate, supposed to be £20." 

Lib. K, p. 386. 

1773, Sept. 8. Harris, John, of Hanover, Morris Co.; will of. Wife, 
Mary, use of my land. To my brother's grandson, George Harris, all 
my land, after my wife's decease. Wife to have my moveable estate. 
Executors — Benjamin Carter and Theophilus Miller. Witnesses — 
Stephen Hand, Lawrence Walker, Archibald Dallas. Proved March 
27, 1775. Lib. L, p. 333. 

1776, June 15. Harris, Josiah, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Sons, Enos, Israel and John, my plantation where I live; 
Enos to have the part on which the house and orchard are; Israel Y^ 
joining to Enos; and John the other %. Daughters, Hannah and 
Elizabeth, £20 each. (Sons not yet 21.) Wife, the use of my lands, 
and the rest of my personal estate, to bring up the children. Execu- 
tors — friends, John Burgin and John Peck. Witnesses — John More, 
Benjamin Peck, Catherine Golden. Proved July 5, 1776. 

1776, July 5. Inventory, £187.13.6, made by Jacob Moore and William 
Biggs. 

1777, Sept. 26. Account by Executors. Paid Ruth Harris, £47. 
Paid John Buck, £81.1.0. Lib. 18, p. 45; Lib. 18, p. 601. 

1770, June 27. Harris, Natlianiel, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Nathaniel, 10 shillings. Son, John, 10 shillings. 
Son, Jonathan, 10 shillings. Son, Noah, 10 shillings. Son, Josiah, 
the plantation where I dwell, and my salt marsh in Greenwich. 
Grandson, Ebenezer Harris, my lands which I bought of Edward 
BuUen, and since of the New Jersey Society, except 20 acres at the 
north end, which I give to my grandson, David Harris, son of David 
Harris. My son David's widow shall enjoy the said lands while she 
remains my son's widow. Daughter, Hannah Ewing, £10. Daughter, 
Ruth Whitticar, £10. Daughters, Abigail Alderman and Elizabeth 
Bowen, each 5 shillings. Executors — son, Noah, and my friend, 
Thomas Read. Witnesses — John Wethern [Worthington], Maskell 
Ewing, Thomas Ewing, Jr. Proved Nov. 14, 1775. 

1775, Nov. 8. Inventory, £196.8.7, made by Jacob Moore and Con- 
stant Peck. 

1777, June 23. Account by John Buck and Mary Harris, Executors 
of Noah Harris, deceased, who was Executor of Nathaniel Harris. 

Lib. 16, p. 463; Lib. 18, p. 599. 

1777, Jan. 1. Harris, Noali, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Elizabeth, £5. Daughter, Tamsen, chest of drawers. 
Daughter, Susannah, the bed that was my second wife's. Son, Noah, 
my home plantation. Wife, Mary, use of said plantation, till my 
children are brought up; and then I give to my 6 children, who are 
the youngest, that is, Hannah, Meriam, Mary, Phebe, Abigail and 
Noah, % of my moveable estate. That piece of land on the north 
side of the road, that runs from Deerfleld Street to Daniel Garrison, 
to be sold. Executors — wife, Mary, and my friend, John Buck. Wit- 
nesses — William McMonigill, Adam Shaiffer, Patrick Conner. Proved 
March 11, 1777. 



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1777, March 22. Inventory, £348.7.6, made by William Tullls and 
Samuel Ogden. 

1777, June 23. Account by Executors. "Received for land, £133." 

Lib. 18, p. 164; Lib. 18, p. 599. 

1779, Sept. 13. Harris, PriscIIIa, of Hopewell Township, Cumber- 
land Co. Ward. Daughter of Benjamin Harris, of said place, deceased. 
Petition of Daniel Og-den, of Deerfleld, said Co., in behalf of Priscilla 
Harris, stating- that she is under 14 years of ag-e, and her education 
is greatly neglected, and she has personal estate that stands in need 
of care of a Guardian. Guardian — said Daniel Ogden. Fellowbonds- 
man — Thomas Ogden. Lib. 22, p. 59. 

1773, Jan. 4. Harris, Samuel, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co., weaver; will of. Wife, Rachel, my mare and cattle. Son, Samuel, 
10 shillings. Son, Abraham, the plantation where he lives, in Allo- 
ways Creek Township, Salem Co., which I bought of John Chandler. 
Son, Benjamin, plantation where he lives, w^hich I bought of Seth 
Brooks. Sons, Benjamin and Silas, and my grandson, Jacob Harris, 
the son of Jacob, deceased, a cedar swamp in Labonan. Son, Silas, 
V2 of the plantation where I live, next to the Kings Road, with the 
house and % of 10 acres of marsh, which I bought of Josiah Perrine. 
Grandson, Jacob Harris, son of Jacob, deceased, % of plantation 
where I live, and the other i/i of the 10-acre marsh. Sons, Daniel and 
Silas, my 2 looms. Daughter, Hannah Tomson, 5 shillings. The 50 
acres that I bought of the Society to be sold. Wife, Rachel, rest of 
personal estate. Executors — Benjamin Harris and Daniel Harris. 
Witnesses' — Nicholas Johnson, John Woodruff, David Platts. Proved 
Jan. 30, 1773. 

1773, Jan. 25. Inventory, £196.10.0, made by Nicholas Johnson and 
John Woodruff. Lib. 16, p. 91. 

1773, July 8. Harris, William, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. "Ward. 
Son of Elijah Harris, of said place, deceased. Said Ward makes choice 
of Samuel Kelly as his Guardian. Guardian — Samuel Kelly, of Wood- 
bridge. Fellowbondsman — Norris Thorp, of Perth Amboy; both of 
said Co. Lib. K, p. 452. 

1777, April 12. Harrison, Joseph, of New Hanover, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Martha, use of my plantation, to bring up my children, 
till my oldest daughter is 18. All my estate to be divided equally 
between my wife and my daughters, Deborah, Diadama and Rebecca 
Harrison. Executors — 'my brother, Isaac Harrison, and my friend, 
Abner Wright. Witnesses — Amos Wright, Joseph Wildes, Richard 
Potts. Proved April 25, 1777. 

1777, April 22. Inventory, £363.9.0, made by Amos Wright and 
William Cowperthwaite. Lib. 18, p. 215. 

1772, Jan. 28. Harrison, Priscilla, of Greenwich Township, Glouces- 
ter Co.; will of. I am one of the daughters of William Harrison, of 
the said place. I give to my cousin, Harrison Wells, 100 acres of 
land, where the dwelling house and grist mill stand, in order that 
my sister, Mary Wells, shall have a room in the said house, and her 
living out of the estate, during her widowhood. Cousins, Daniel Wells, 
William Wells, William Simson, James Simson, Asher Simson and 
Samuel Elles, the rest of my tract of land, and the land I bought of 



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John Steelman, and the marsh on "Deliver" River and "Rapapin," 
each to have a share when 21. Sister, Mary Wells, and daughter, 
Priscilla Wells, my negro woman. Vines. Cousin, Priscilla Simson, 
negro girl, Cande. Cousin, Priscilla Harrison (my brother's daugh- 
ter), negro Lenah, and a lot in this Co., called Ridon's lot. The debts 
I am bound for, with my sister, Mary Wells, are to be paid out of the 
profits of the estate. To my brother's daughter, Elizabeth Harrison, 
two lots in Gloucester. My cousin, Margaret Albertson, a negro child. 
Executors are to purchase for Nance Hogg, Rebecca Harrison and 
Mary Harrison (the daughter of Joseph Harrison), a pair of gold 
buttons for each. Priscilla Wells, Priscilla Simson and Priscilla 
Harrison shall have the negroes given them, when they are 18. My 
brother William Harrison's son, Samuel, dishes. To my sister's 
daughter, Priscilla Wells, a bed. Cousin, Sarah Simson, a case of 
drawers. Cousin, William Wells, a Bible. Cousin, Hannah Simson, 
£10. Cousin, Margaret Albertson, spoons. My brother, William Harri- 
son, Samuel Clement, John Hinchman and Thomas Denny are to 
divide my lands. Executors — sister, Mary Wells, and cousin, John 
Hinchman. Witnesses — Thomas Roberts, John Munyan, William Tay- 
lor. Proved Feb. 14, 1772. 

1772, Feb. 11. Inventory, £358.6.4, made by Solomon Lippincott and 
Joshua Cozens. Lib. 15, p. 352. 

1777, April 8. Harrison, Richard, of New Hanover, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Grandson, Israel Harrison, all my plantation and lands, 
except herein disposed of. Granddaughter, Rachel Harrison, that 
house and lot that joins lands of Evan Evans, in Jacobstown. My 
wife, Mary, and my daughter-in-law, Edith Harrison, to have the 
use of all my land and plantation, during the life of my wife, or 
till my grandson is 21. My Executors are to sell one acre of land, 
on one side of the Baptist Meetinghouse, and one acre on the other 
side. Executors — my friend, John Rogers, and my daughter, Edith 
Harrison. Witnesses — John West, Jeremiah Pickring, Richard Potts. 
Proved May 19, 1777. 

1777, May 16. Inventory, £61.5.0, made by Richard Potts and John 
West. Lib. 18, p. 387. 

1775, March 28. Hart, Abner and Phillips, of Hunterdon Co. Wards. 
Sons of John Halt, of said Co., deceased. Said "Wards make choice 
of Benjamin Mershon as their Guardian. Guardian — Benjamin Mer- 
shon. Fellowbondsman — Henry Merchon; both of said Co. Witness 
— Hannah Allen. Lib. 15, p. 528. 

1774, May 27. Hart, Hannah, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., widow 
of John Hart; will of. Eldest daughter, Fransinah, chest of drawers. 
Daughter, Abbygail, a table. Youngest daughter, Rebeckah, a bed. 
Sons, Phillips and Abner, £12 each. Eldest brother. Job, £100. To 
the old Methodist Meeting-house, £5 and 10 shillings, for 10 years. 
Sister, ABbygail, Theophilus' wife, a gown. Sister, Rebecca, a gown. 
To Elijah Hart, my husband's eldest son, 7 shillings and 6 pence, and 
Fanney Hart, a pair of silver buckles. Executors — brother. Job Phil- 
lips, and Timothy Hart. Witnesses — John Fidler, Cornelius Vannoy, 
Benjamin Mershon. Proved Aug. 19, 1774. 

1774, Aug. 12. Inventory, £145.11.2, made by John Fidler and Henry 
Baker. 

1794, Dec. 13. Account of Job Phillips. Executor. Lib. 16, p. 312. 



CAIvENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 233 

1775, Jan. 23. Hart, Henry, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Samuel Fin- 
ley. Fellowbondsman — John Dickenson; both of said Co. 

1775, Jan. 23. Inventory, £213.1.0, made by John Dickenson and 
John Rowan. Lib. 15, p. 537. 

1770, Sept. 22. Hart, John, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, £100, and well provided for with goods and 
provisions. Son, Elijah, 100 acres of land, part of the plantation he 
lives on, and a lot of land on the mountain which I bought of Daniel 
Coxe. Second son, John, the rest of the plantation where Elijah 
lives; also 51 acres of land, which I purchased of Cornelius Anderson. 
Third son, Phillips, i^ the plantation I live on. Fourth son, Abner, 
the other 1^ of plantation I live on. Daughter, Frances, £50, when 19. 
Daughter, Abigail, £50, when 19. Daughter, Rebecca, £100, when 19. 
Executors — wife, Hannah, son, Elijah, and brother, Richard Hart. 
Family to be supported from the plantations, until my sons are 21. 
Witnesses — Josiah Ellis, Joseph Burroughs, Nathaniel Baldwin. 
Proved May 19, 1774. 

1774, May 2. Inventory, £208.14.0, made by Joseph Burroughs and 
Henry Mershon. Lib. 16, p. 357. 

177», April 16. Hart, John, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Being old and stricken in age. Eldest son, Jesse Hart, the house and 
lot I lately bought of Benjamin Stout, Jr., with 79 1.4 acres, including 
John Hobbs, the meeting-house, and Benjamin Stout's, Sr., lots, out 
of which quantity their lots are to be subtracted; also 10 acres and 
39 perches of woodland, joining land of Widow Randle. Son, Na- 
thaniel, plantation where I live, of 193 acres, and he is to pay to his 
brother, Daniel, when of full age, £500, and to his sister, Deboiah, 
when she is 18, £300. Son, Edward, 100 acres of land, whereon my 
son, Nathaniel, lives, and he is to pay yearly £15, to be applied by 
my Executors to bring up and educate my granddaughter, Mary Hart, 
daughter of my son, John, till she is 18, in case her father does not 
provide for her. My right to % of an undivided right of 3 lots of 
land, with the grist mills and fulling mills thereon, at Rocky Hill, 
in Somerset Co., to be sold. Daughter, Sarah Wlkoff, £100. Daugh- 
ter, Deborah, a negro named Hannah, when Deborah is 18. Execu- 
tors — sons, Jesse, Nathaniel and Edward, and my brother's son, Levi 
Hart. Witnesses — Jared Sexton, Andrew Barton, Jesse Pettit. Proved 
May 26, 1779. 

1779, May 17. Inventory, made by Nathan Stout and Jared Sexton. 

Lib. 21, p. 128. 

1776, April 20. Hart, Joseph, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Being infirm. Eldest son, Amos Hart, the plantation where 
he lives, and he is to pay to each of his sisters, Mary, Abigail, Naomi 
and Lois, £15. Youngest son, Joseph, the plantation where I live, 
and to pay to each of the said sisters £5. Executors — sons, Amos 
and Joseph, and my son-in-law, Jeremiah Woolsey. Witnesses — 
Amos Moore, John Welling, Jr., John Guild. Proved April 16, 1777. 

1777, April 2. Inventory, £117.6.1, made by John Welling, Jr., and 
Joseph Moore. Lib. 18, p. 289. 

1775, Oct. 3. Hart, Levy, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Longstreet. Fellowbondsmen — John Longstreet, Jr., and John 
Van Clafe; all of Freehold, said Co. 



234 NEW JERSEY COI.ONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1775, Sept. 30. Renunciation by Catherine Hart, in favor of John 
Long-street, Esq. Witnesses — Elias Long-street and Rebeckah Hart. 

1775, Oct. 12. Inventory, £353.11.0, made by Joseph Throckmorton 
and Peter Hulshart. Includes "23 bottles of porter, £1.14.6; 40 bottles 
of -wine, £5; li/^ casks of wine, £22. Table in the barroom, £1.10.0." 

Lib. M, p. 36. 

1773, Sept. 21. Hart, Richard, of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Marg-ret, all the income of my real estate, 
till my sons, Joseph and Ashar, are 21, to enable her to care for my 
children. To son, Joseph (by my said wife, Marg-ret), all the land on 
the west side of the road, called Roger's Road, -where I now live, 
except that part of land I lately bought of William Coxe, Esq., of 
Pennsylvania. Son, Ashar (by my -wife, Margret), the said land I 
bought of William Coxe, Esq., on the -west side of Roger's road; also 
the land on the east side of said road. Both of said sons are under 
age. Eldest son, John, all my estate in Pennsylvania. Executors- 
wife, Margret, and my sons, John and Joseph. Witnesses— Jonathan 
Gray, Jacob Ashton, David Cowell. Proved Nov. 11, 1773. 

1773, Nov. 6. Inventory, £747.9.2, made by William Welling and 
Jonathan Gray. Lib. 16, p. 201. 

1779, July 27. Hart, Samuel, of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Elizabeth, 4 sheep, which are to be put out for 
the use of bringing up the child, till of age. Wife, Martha, rest of 
moveable estate. My lot of land to my wife and daughter, which 
begins at Edward Hunt's corner on Philip Robert's line. Executors 
— my wife, and my friends, Nathan Moore and Ralph Laning-. Wit- 
nesses — Benjamin Hart, Phillip Robarts, William Campbell. Proved 
Oct. 22, 1779. 

1779, Oct. 22. Inventory, £123.15.0, made by Philip Roberts and 
Robert Laning. Lib. 21, p. 210. 

1778, Aug. 3. Hartley, Reiijamiii, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x- 
Mary Hartley. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Bate; both of said Co. 

Lib. 16, p. 519. 

1772, Oct. 5. Hartley, John, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. Adm'r 
— William Walker, of New Castle Co., Pennsylvania. Fellowbonds- 
men — Joseph Burroughs and George Trenchard, Jr.; both of Salem Co. 

1772, Oct. 5. Inventory, £43.7.10, made by John Taylor and George 
Trenchard, Jr. Lib. 14, p. 510. 

1775, April 17. Hartley, Richard, of Maning-ton, Salem Co.; will of. 
There are 250 acres of land in Sussex Co. on Delaware, which deed 
is now in the hands of Rixson Lewis, in the Loan Office, and it is my 
will that the land be sold, and the money put to interest, and divided 
among my children; lo to my son, John, and the other V2 to my 
daughters, Ann and Jane. What I have in Manington shall be rented 
out for 4 years, and then to be disposed of, and the money used to 
bring up my children. I give V2 of what remains to my wife. My 
3 servants I desire to be sold. Executors — Thomas Hartley and 
Samuel Hartley. Witnesses — Ann Tuston, Sarah Williams, Thomas 
Bent. Proved Aug. 15, 1775. 

1775, Aug. 15. Inventory, £208.1.11, made by Richard Smith, Jr. 

1776, April 9. Account by Thomas Hartley, the Executor. 

Lib. 16, p. 499; Lib. 17, p. 265. 



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1776, June 10. Hartley, Samuel, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — 'William 
Nicholson. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Hartley; both of said Co. 

1776, June 9. Inventory, £207.17.2, made by James Mason and 
Richard Smith, Jr. Lib. 16, p. 500. 

1771, Sept. 25. Harvey, Peter, of Mansfield, Burling-ton Co.: will of. 
Wife, Mary, £300, and the household goods, cattle, horses, etc. To 
Peter Ellis, the son of Francis Ellis, deceased, my apparel. After 
the death of my wife, I give to said Peter Ellis all my lands. To Job 
Ellis, £100. To Sarah Stokes, wife of Samuel Stokes, Jr., £100. To 
the children of my half brother, Robert Hunt, deceased, and the 
children of my sister, Mary Haines, and the children of my sister, 
Sarah Bunting-, and the children of Aaron Ellis, the rest of my estate 
(or as much as Aaron would have had as a sister's child, had he been 
suitable to receive it). To the children of Elizabeth English, deceased, 
one share (or as much as she would have had, as a sister's child, had 
she been living). If it should happen that the said Peter Ellis should 
die before my wife, and leave her that is now his wife a widow, then 
my wife, Mary, is to pay the widow of said Peter Ellis £200. Execu- 
tor — my relation, the said Peter Ellis. Witnesses — George Middleton, 
Jonathan Barton, Thomas Fenimore. Proved Oct. 22, 1771. 

1771, Oct. 21. Inventory, £1,621.6.9, made by George Folwell and 
Jonathan Barton. Lib. 15, p. 176. 

1775, Jan. 28. Harvey, Robert, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Hannah, use of the plantation, and the goods 
that were given to her by her father, and £100. Son, Peter, £100. 
Son, Jacob, £50. Daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Henry Armstrong, 
five shillings. Son, Stephen, £50. Son, John, five shillings. Son, 
Thomas, £50. Son, Samuel, all my lands, after my wife's death. 
Executors — friends, Gavin Dromin and Jacob White. Witnesses — 
Job Cook, Thomas White, William Cook. Proved April 12, 1779. 

1776, Oct. 9. Inventory, £485.12.5, made by Joseph Jackson and 
John Tucker. Lib. 21, p. 126. 

1777, Feb. 10. Hathaway, Kleazer, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Abigail Hathaway, £50 worth of goods. Son, Zophar, my 
homestead and 40 acres, and the forge, and he must pay to my 
daughter, Betsey Hathaway, £50, at age of 18, and pay to my daugh- 
ter, Abigail Hathaway, £50, at 18, and to pay to my son, Eleazer, 
£50, at 21. Daughter, Mary Hathaway, £50, when 18. Son, Benoni, 
£50, when 21. Son, Theophilus, 40 acres of land, which I bought of 
Joseph Hathaway, and which joins land of John Crane; also my 
sawmill; and he shall pay to my son, Stephen, £50, when 21. Son, 
John, £50, when 21. My grist mill to be sold, as also the land on 
the mountain which joins land of Stephen Norris; also land on Horse 
hill, that joins Joseph Lindsley, David Fairchild and James Crane; 
all to be sold to bring up the children. Sons to be put to trades. 
Executors — Benoni Hathaway and John Mills. Witnesses — Christo- 
pher Woods, demons Hathaway, Jane Ogden. Proved March 26, 1777. 

Lib. 18, p. 349. 

1776, Deo. 5. Hathaway, Elizabeth, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will 
of. Son, Clements Hathaway, £40. Son, Theophilus Cropman, £10. 
Son, Job Hathaway, £10. Grandson, Jedadiah Lyon, one cow. Daugh- 
ter, Betty Ludlom, my long cloak. Daughter, Kezia Cook, black silk 



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cloak. Rest of my estate to my 3 daug-hters, Kezia, one-half, and 
Betty and Abigail Crane the other i/^. Executors — Samuel Ludlom 
and Benoni Hathaway. Witnesses — Ruth Hathaway, Elizabeth Lud- 
lom, Silas Condict. Proved Oct. 23, 1777. Lib. 20, p. 274. 

1778, April 25. Hatheway, Joseph, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Jonathan Hatheway, of Hanover, and Benoni Hathaway, of 
Morristown, said Co. Fellowbondsman — Gideon Howell, of Hanover. 
Witness — Peter Dickerson. 

1778, April 22. Renunciation by Sarah Hatheway, widow. 

1778, April 25. Renunciation by Joseph Hatheway, eldest brother 
of Joseph Hatheway, deceased. Lib. 16, p. 519. 

1778, Aug. 4. Hatheway, Shadrack, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Martha Hatheway. Fellowbondsman — Henry Primrose; both 
of said Co. Witness — Alpheus Hews. Lib. 20, p. 3. 

1770, May 12. Hatkinson, John, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co.; 
will of. All real and personal to be sold. Wife, Elizabeth, 1/6 part. 
Sons, Joseph and John, to have as much, when 21, as my three daugh- 
ters, Mary, Elizabeth and Anna. Executors — my wife, John Hinch- 
man and Peter Harvey. Witnesses — William Calvert, Thomas Clark, 
Zachariah Rossell. Proved June 10, 1771. 

1771, May 23. Inventory, £2,647.18.7, made by Henry Paxson, John 
Monrow and William Calvert. Lib. 14, p. 360. 

1779, April 7. Haugha>vout, Jacob, of Alexandria Township, Hun- 
terdon Co., yeoman; will of. All my real and personal estate to be at 
the use of my wife, Hannah, and, after her death, my son, Peter 
Haughawout, to live on the land. Then the moveable estate is to 
be for my 5 daughters, Christeen, Darcus, Alloe, Hannah and Rachel. 
Executor— son, Peter. Witnesses — Adam Waggoner, John Sherrerd. 
Proved Dec. 13, 1779. Lib. 23, p. 252. 

1773, June 11. Hawk, David, of Greenwich, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary Hawk, my bed, etc. The child to be born provided for. 
Executors — my father, Adam Hauk, and William Hauk. Witnesses — 
Joseph Hixson, Thomas Hamlen, William Ruell. Proved Aug. 6, 1773. 

1773, July 24. Inventory, £119.10.10, made by Joseph Hixson and 
Thomas Hamlen. Lib. 16, p. 240. 

1772, Nov. 4. Hayden, Jeremiah, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Boylan. Fellowbondsman — John Gaston; both of said Co. Wit- 
nesses — John Leferty, Surrogate, and Ruth Leferty. Lib. K, p. 442. 

1774, June 22. Hayes, Daniel, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Phebe 
Hayes and Bethuel Pierson. Fellowbondsman — Moses Baldwin; all 
of Newark, said Co. Witness — Isaac Hedden. Lib. M, p. 34. 

1777, May 29. Hayes, Thomas, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. My 
upper tract of land, bounded by Joseph Ball's land and that of my 
brother, Daniel Hayes, to be sold. Wife, Sarah, use of my whole 
estate to support her and children, till my son, John, is 21. Daugh- 
ters, Hannah and Elizabeth, £30 each, when 18. Sister, Dorcas Brown, 
£10. Son, John, all real estate. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my 
friend, Moses Baldwin. Witnesses — John Loyd, Amos Robords, Sam- 
uel Camp, Jr. Proved Aug. 16, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 371. 



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1777, June 14. Hayward, Daniel, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rachel, £100. Grandson, Samuel Hayward, son of William, 
deceased, £5. Grandson, Daniel Ogden, £10. Daughter, Mary Hay- 
ward, £50, when 18. Grandson, Shadrack Hayward, son of Simeon, 
£15, when 21. Grandson, Shadrack Hudson, £10, when 21. Sons, 
Simeon Hayward, Jont. Hayward and Abner Hayward, the rest of 
my estate, and the share belonging- to Jonathan and Abner to be put 
to interest till they are 21. Executors — son, Simeon, and friend, 
Benjamin Lindsly. Witnesses — Benoni Crane, Ephraim Hayward, Peter 
Mackie. Proved July 31, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 466. 

1777, July 14. Hayward, William, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Zeruiah Hayward. Fellowbondsman — Ellas Hedges; both of Morris- 
town, said Co. Lib. 18, p. 608. 

1773, Dec. 19. Haywood, Thomas of Stafford Township, Monmouth 
Co., mariner. Int. Adm'r — William Haywood, of said place. Fellow- 
bondsman — Benjamin Fitz Randolph, of New Hanover Township, 
Burlington Co. File No. 3989 M. 

1774, Jan. 22. Hazlitt, Robert, of Mansfield Woodhouse Township, 
Sussex Co.; will of. Sons, James and Samuel, my lands. Daughters, 
Elizabeth Hazlitt, £100. Son, John, 5 shillings. Son, William, 5 shill- 
ings. Daughter, Mary Blair, 5 shillings. Daughter, Hannah Williams, 
£5. Grandson, Robert Hazlitt, son of John, £5. Grandson, Robert 
Hazlitt, son of William, £5. Grandson, Robert Blair, son of John 
Blair, £5. Wife, Elizabeth, to have her support. Executors — sons, 
John and W^illiam, and Christian Cummons is to be their assistant. 
Witnesses — Edward Demund, Phillip Cummins, Christian Cummins. 
Proved Feb. 26, 1774. 

..1774, Feb. 14. Inventory, £188.5.0, made by Edward Demund and 
Christian Cummins. Lib. 16, p. 416. 

1772, Sept. 21. Headden, Marous, of Stafford Township, Monmouth 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Anthony Headden, of said place, son of said Marcus. 
Fellowbondsman — John Van Clafe, of Freehold, said Co. 

1772, Sept. 23. Inventory, made by Timothy Ridgway and Aaron 
Howel. Lib. K, p. 442. 

1777, March 3. Headen, Anthony, of Stafford, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Sister, Sarah, and my 3 brothers, Jonathan, Markus and William, 
all my estate. Executors — brothers, Jonathan and Markus. Wit- 
nesses — Richard Brown, Lewis S'utton, Abigal Headen. Proved April 
18, 1777. Lib. 18, p. 446. 

1777, June 24. Heath, Andrew, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Magdalene Heath. Fellowbondsman— John Heath; both of 
said place. Witness — Uriah Bonham. 

1777, June 20. Inventory, £226.1.3, made by Uriah Bonham and 
Daniel Howell. Lib. 18, p. 606. 

1775, Sept. 16. Heather, Isaac, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Robert 
Wilson. Fellowbondsman — Richard Smith; both of said Co. 

Lib. 16, p. 445. 

1777, Sept. 16. Heaton, Samuel, of Downs Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Ephraim and Levi, each to have a coat. Grandson, Levi, 



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cloth. My 3 daughters, my flax. Daughter, Sally, the bed which she 
has, and, in case she shall not marry into the family of Hezekiah 
Shaw, then she is to have a cow and % of my sheep. Daughter, 
Abigail, one cow, and I give to Thomas the use of the other cow, 
if he is good. Son, Ephraim, old oxen. Son, Levi, a horse. I give 
one calf to son, Ephraim, for the use of my grandson, Levi. To 
Elioenai my cupboard. Daughter, Abigail, % of my sheep. Grand- 
son, Samuel, my warming pan. Children, Ephraim, Gideon, Thomas, 
Levi, Abigail, Elioenai, and Sally, rest of estate. Grandson, Levi, to 
be in the care of Ephraim, and I desire him to teach him to be a 
cordwainer. Executors — sons, Ephraim and Levi. Witnesses — Daniel 
Read, Thomas Waithman, Anna Garrison. Proved Dec. 25, 1777. 

1777, Oct. 2. Inventory, £286.6.4, made by William Dalles and Seth 
Lore. Lib. 19, p. 477. 

1775, March 25. Hedden, Benjamin, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Israel Hedden. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Hedden, Jr.; both 
of said place. Witness — Isaac Hedden. Lib. M, p. 33. 

1780, May 20. Hedden, Jonathan, of Stafford Township, Monmouth 
Co., gentleman: will of. Sons, James and Jonathan Hedden, the land 
where I live, and 50 acres of meadow. They are to pay to their sister. 
Gene Hedden, £100, when they are 21. Wife, Jemima, the use of all 
my estate, to bring up the children. Executor — friend, James Spragg, 
and my wife. Witnesses — 'Lines Pangburn, Joseph Soper, Joanna 
Southard. Proved Aug. 28, 1780. 

1780, Aug. 14. Inventory, £5,342, made by Joseph Soper and Job 
Wrigaway. Lib. 22, p. 183. 

1772, Jan. 8. Hedges, John, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Hannah 
Hedges, widow of said John. Fellowbondsman — Naphtali Byram; 
both of Hanover, said Co. 

1772, Jan. 9. Inventory, £81.16.4, made by Ephraim Price and John 
Campfield. Lib. K, p. 449. 

1772, Feb. 22. Hedges, Mary, of Evesham, Burlington Co., spinster; 
will of. Cousins, Joseph and Samuel Dolby, £15 each. Cousin, Mary 
Dolby, £20. Cousins, Sarah and Martha Dolby, £15 each. Cousin, 
Elizabeth Hinchman, £3. Cousin, Sarah Hinchman, case of drawers. 
To Ann Small, wife of Israel Small, my saddle. To Rachel Dudley, 
wife of Francis Dudley, £3. Cousin, Samuel Harmon, £5. To Rachel, 
Rebecca and Levi Ballinger, children of Thomas Ballinger, 20 shillings 
each. Rest to Joseph, Samuel, Mary, Sarah and Martha Dolby. Exec- 
utor — my friend, Francis Dudley. Witnesses— Abraham Matlack, Abi- 
gail Matlack, Abraham Allen. Proved Jan. 14, 1773. 

1773, Jan. 12. Inventory, £153.0.9, made by Isaac Evans and Abra- 
ham Allen. Lib. 14, p. 525. 

1773, Oct. 5. Hegeman, Jacobus, of Hillsborough, Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Michael Hegeman. Fellowbondsman — John Voorhees; both 
of said Co. Lib. K, p. 553. 

1777, June 10. Hegeman, Jannettie, of Rariton, Somerset Co., widow; 
will of. .Eldest son, Michael Hegeman, the farm where I live. I have 
given to my sons, Dennis Hegeman and Jacobus Hegeman, all the 
lands 1 had at Catskill. Daughter, Jannety's children, to wit, the 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-1780 239 

children of Evert Berg-en, my Dutch Bible. Daughter, Peg-gy Ten 
Eyck, a bed. My grandchild, Jannety Bergan, dishes. Daughter, 
Peggy Ten Eyck, £50. Executors — son, Michael, and son-in-law, Jacob 
Ten Eyck. Witnesses — Cornelius Tunison, tertius, Mary Teneick, 
Peter Post. Proved Nov. 2, 1778. 

1778, Oct. 26. Inventory, £2,310.18.0, made by Mathew Ten Eick and 
Cornelius Tunison. Lib. 20, p. 33. 

1771, Deo. 12. Heil, Baltzer, of Manington, Salem Co., yeoman; will 
of. AVife, Mary Heil, cow, household goods and meat. Rest of per- 
sonal estate I give to my children, when they are of age. Son, 
Wililam, to be put to a trade when he is 16. Executors — wife, Mary 
Hyle, and my friend, Bartholomew Hyatt. Witnesses — Edmund 
Wetherby, James Taylor. Proved June 5, 1772. Lib. 15, p. 453. 

1773, Sept. 11. Heitsnian, George, of Alexandria Township, Hunter- 
don Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary Heitsman. Fellowbondsman — George 
Glass; both of said pluce. 

1773, Aug. 27. Inventory, £103, made by Thomas Reeder and Philip 
Mettler File No. 877 J. 

1772, Oct. 6. Helnies, Thomas, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Edward 
Dunlop. Fellowbondsman — James Helmes; both of said Co. Witness 
— Thomas Brooks. 

1772, Dec. 3. Inventory, £59.11.0, made by Daniel Landon and 
Ebenezer Stephens. Lib. 15, p. 491. 

1773, Aug. 25. Heltzel, [Heltzen, Heltzer], George Frederick, of 

Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Benjamin Holme, of Elsinborough, Esq. 
Fellowbondsmen — Benjamin Acton, of Salem, wheelwright, and John 
Holme, of Alloways Creek, Esq.; all of said Co. 

1773, Aug. 27. Inventory, £287.17.3, made by William Goodwin and 
Reubin Sayre. File No. 1527Q. 

1780, Nov. 28. Henderson, David, of Hunterdon Co., farmer. Int. 
Adm'rs — Elizabeth Henderson and John Henderson. Fellowbondsman 
— William Garner; all of Bethlehem, said Co. Witness — Mary Hanna. 

1780, Nov. 13. Inventory, £160.5.6, made by Albert Opdycke and 
Peter Rase. 

1785, Jan. 10. Account by Elizabeth Henderson. 

Lib. 23, p. 217; Lib. 27, p. 117. 

1775,, Oct. 28. Hendricks, Daker, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; 
will of. Sons, John and Baker, all my real estate, and when Baker 
is 21, he is to pay to John, £50, as John has received a "blemish" in 
one of his eyes; and if it should be that any dispute arise, then Col. 
Elias Dayton is to settle it. Daughter, Hannah, wife of Robert Spratt, 
£27, 2 shillings and 9 pence. Daughter, Phebe, wife of Enoch Smith, 
£12. Daughter, Margaret, £50. Sons, John and Baker, the rest. Ex- 
ecutors — sons, John and Baker, and my friend, George Ross, attorney- 
at-law. Witnesses — ^Thomas Burrows, John Money, Stephen Potter. 
Proved March 29, 1776. File No. 4429G. 

1779, June 22. Hendricks, Elizabeth, of Monmouth Co. Ward. 
Daughter of Conrad Hendricks, of said Co. Said ward makes choice 
of Michael Johnston as her guardian. Guardian, Michael Johnston. 



240 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Fellowbondsman — Henry Ferine; both of Freehold, said Co. Wit- 
nesses — Rachel Henderson and Thomas Henderson. Lib. 22, p. 54. 

1775, Feb. 18. Hendrickson, Daniel, Jr., of Middletown, Monmouth 
Co. Brothers, Garret and Hendrick Hendrickson, all real and per- 
sonal, and they are to pay the legacies. Wife, Mary, £1,400. Sister, 
Nelly Vanmaker, £100. Sister, Mary Covenhoven, £100. Sister, Ann 
Honce, £100. To Jane Schanck, a cow, when 18. Executors — brothers. 
Garret and Hendrick Hendrickson. Witnesses — Samuel Osborne, 
Thomas Basher, Joseph Dennis. Proved March 12, 1776. 

Lib. M, p. 16. 

1776, Nov. 11. Hendrickson, Gysbert, of Nottingham Township, Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Wife, Mary Elizabeth, £15 yearly, and all the 
necessaries of life found her as long as she lives, and the use of a 
negro wench. Son, William, £100; and the rest left at the death of 
my wife, to be divided between my sons, William, John, Daniel, To- 
bias, Cornelius and Jacob. Son, David, the plantation where I live. 
To Margaret Emley, my granddaughter, £100. To the Presbyterian 
Church of Allentown, £10. Executors — sons, William and Tobias. 
Witnesses — Tobias Polhemus, Margaret Magaliard, William Reynolds. 
Proved April 28, 1777. 

1776, Dec. 3. Inventory, £1,050.8.1, made by Thomas Thorn and 
Nathaniel Robins. Lib. 18, p. 241. 

1772, Feb. 1. Hendrickson, Henry, of Woolwich Township, Glouces- 
ter Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, moveable estate, except what is here- 
after given. Children, Henreatah, Caleb, Andrew, Isaac and Peter, 
£100, as they come of age. Wife, Sarah, the rents of the old place. 
Son, Henry, my old plantation. Son, John, my sawmill, and % of my 
rough land. Son, Jacob, the house I purchased of Esaiah Davenport, 
and Vs the rough land. Sons, Henry and John, my meadow on Rapaw- 
po Creek. Sons, Jacob, Henry and John, the marsh on same creek. 
Son, Jacob, 5 acres of meadow, on Rackoon Creek. Executor — Jacob 
Jones. Witnesses — John Derickson, Jacob Archord, Andrew Matson. 
Proved Feb. 24, 1772. 

1772, Feb. 10. Inventory, £513.7.5, made by John Derickson and 
Jacob Archord. 

1773, Aug. 4. Account by Executor. Lib. 14, p. 533; Lib. 15, p. 417. 

1774, June 17. Hendrixson, John, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co., husbandman; will of. Wife, Mary Hendrixson, all my estate, to 
use the same as she thinks proper. Executors — wife, Mary, and 
James Cattell, Jr. Witnesses — Deborah West, Susanna Tatem, Peter 
Crim. Proved Aug. 16, 1774. 

1774, July 28. Inventory, £56.5.9, made by Samuel Thompson and 
Samuel Ladd. Lib. 17, p. 62. 

1743, Oct. 31. Henniou, John, of Bergen Co., yeoman; will of. Eldest 
son, David, great Bible. Eldest daughter, Brackjee Hennion, looking 
glass. Wife, Ann, use of all estate. Children, David, Thunis, John, 
Brackjee, Margret, Ann and Mary, rest of personal estate. Sons, 
David, Thunis and John, my real, % to each. Executors — wife, Ann, 
and my son, David. Witnesses — Joseph Bartram, Jacob Titsort, Ab- 
raham Spear. Proved May 20, 1771. 

1771, March 20. Inventory, £342.17.3, made by Theunis Dey, Johanis 
Vanhouten. Edaw Marselis and Gerrit Thibow. Lib. K, p. 339. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 24I 

1771, Jan. 1. Hennion, John, of Pareckniess, Bergren Co., yeoman; 
Will of. Eldest son, Henry, a colt. Sons, Henry, David and Teunis, all 
real estate. My 6 children, Henry, David, Teunis, Anna, Margaret and 
Jane Hennion, to have personal estate. Executors — friends. Major 
Teunis Dye and John Cornelius Van Houte, of said Co. Witnesses — 
Peter G. Vanhouten, Adriyaan Vanhouten, Augustus Stein, George 
Reyerse. Proved March 17, 1771. Lib. K, p. 338. 

1772, Sept. 25. Henry, Daniel, of Sussex Co.; will of. Brother, John, 
£27, and clothing. Executors — said John, and Henry Kitchen. Wit- 
nesses — William Vannest, Hamilton Relihison. Proved Jan. 14, 1773, 

Lib. 16, p. 138. 

1775, Jane 24. Henry, John, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Peter Young, Jr., and Philip Servis; both of said place. 

1775, June 24. Inventory, £77.11.10, made by Harbert Hommer and 
James Mathews. File No. 959 J. 

1769, Feb. 22. Hepburn, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, all my estate. Executrix — .wife, Sarah. Witnesses — 
Darby Sullevan, Daniel McFein, Ruene Runyon. Proved April 30, 1771. 

1771, April 13. Inventory, £85.7.8, made by Elijah Pound and Ben- 
jamin Pound. Lib. K, p. 327. 

1773, Dee. 4. Herbert, Isaac, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Preelove, the use of my lands, to bring up my 
children. Son, Henry Herbert, a gun that was his grandfather's. 
Sons, Henry, Abraham and Jacob, all lands at Squon, and my salt 
meadow. Son, Isaac, lands in the south side of Manasquan River. 
Eldest daughter, Mary Gifford, £25. Daughter, Elizabeth, £25. Daugh- 
ter, Hannah Herbert, £25. Daughter, Lydia Herbert, £25. Daughter, 
Deborah Herbert, £25. Daughter, Freelove Herbert, £25. Executors — 
son, Henry, Benjamin Jackson and Edward Patterson Cook. Wit- 
nesses — John Newman, Jacob Myers, Edward Patterson Cook. Proved 
July 8, 1775. Lib. L, p. 392. 

1777, Nov. 10. Herbert, Richard, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'i- — 
James Herbert. Fellowbondsman — Tobias Hendrickson; both of said 
Co. 

1777, Sept. 22. Inventory, £162.0.6, made by James Randolph and 
Tobias Hendrickson. Lib. 18, p. 618. 

1778, Oct. 24. Hetfielfl, Phebe, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Hetfleld. Fellowbondsman — David Wade; both of Elizabeth Town, 
said Co. Lib. 16, p. 522. 

1772, Feb. 21. Heviland, Stephen, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Daughters, Mary, Eleanor and Catherine, moveable estate. The 
goods that Mary has in her house are to be hers. Son, Stephen, a 
bed. Son, Job, a bed. Son, Benjamin, a warming pan. Daughter, 
Eleanor, £25. Daughter, Catherine, £15. Son, Stephen, £17. Son, 
Joseph, Yz my lands, and other Vz to Benjamin. Son, Job, £35. Ex- 
ectors — son, Joseph, and my son-in-law, Hendrick Johnson. Wit- 
nesses — David Jones, Aaron Brewer, John Richman. Proved Sept. 
28, 1772. Lib. K, p. 475. 

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242 NEW JERSEY COEONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1773, Sept. 6. HeMren, Thomas, of Hardyston, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Keely, tavernkeeper, of said place. Fellowbonds- 
man — James Shaw, of Newton, said Co., storekeeper. Witness — Let- 
titia Anderson. Lib. 14, p. 547. 

1771, May 16. Hewes, James, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, James Hewes, my plantation. Son-in-law, Thomas 
Hartley, £5. To Benjamin Thomson, my son-in-law, £5. Granddaugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Hartley, £10, at age of 18. Executor — son, James. Wit- 
ne.sses — Thomas Hewes, David Bilderback, Margaret Barnet. Proved 
June 27, 1772. Lib. 16, p. 13. 

1775, Jan. 27. Hewet, Thomas, of Cape May Co., gentleman; will of. 
Wife, Abigail, % of my lands, during her life, and Vz of my moveable 
estate to be at her disposal. Sons, Jonathan and Azariah, my first 
tract of land, where I live, and the back land. Son, Azariah, part of 
said tract, being the south part. Jonathan and Azariah to have the 
cedar swamp. Son, Daniel, and my grandson, Aaron Hewet, the lands 
on the branches or head of Dyers Creek. My said grandson, Aaron, 
is the son of my son, Thomas, deceased. Daughters, Ester, Abigail 
and Jane, the land left to Aaron, if he die without issue. Son, 
Joseph's two daughters, Rhoda and Rachel Hewet, lands. Executors — • 
wife, Abigail, and .sons, Daniel and Azariah. Witnesses — Richard 
Teail, Elihu Smith, Thomas Smith. 

1776, Jan. 15. Codicil. Witnesses — Richard Teail, Elihu Smith, 
Thomas Smith. 

Will proved Aug. 18, 1780; codicil not proved. 

1780, Aug. 17. Inventory, £10,353.2.2, made by Thomas Smith and 
Philip Cresse. Lib. 24, p. 80. 

1772, Feb. 23. Ilewit, Lydia, of Cape May Co.; will of. Daughters, 
Rhoda Hewit and Rachel Hewet, my personal estate, when they are 
18. Executors — friends, Jacob Smith and Joshua Hildreth. Wit- 
nesses — Daniel Cresse, John Crowell, Lewis Cresse. Proved May 27, 
1772. 

1772, March 20. Inventory, £101.3.0, made by Nathaniel Hand and 
Jonathan Jenkins. Lib. 16, p. 27. 

1777, Aug. 11. HIbblts, James, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — John 
Van Skiock. Fellowbondsman — .Jonathan Gordon; both of Middlesex 
Co. 

1777, Aug. 11. Renunciation by Isabel Hibbits, widow of James 
Hibbits. Witnesses — Jonathan Gorden and Thomas Henderson. 

1777, Oct. 14. Inventory, £130.15.9, made by John Dey and Peter 
Baley. 

1779, April 2. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 18, p. 622; Lib. 22, p. 65. 

1773, Jan. 5. Hicks, Samuel, of Westfleld, Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, % of my estate and £5. Son, 
Joseph, my best hat, suit and great coat. Daughter, Rachel, a bed 
and bedding. Children, Joseph, Rachel, Samuel, Daniel, Jason Jona- 
than, David, and Hannah, the rest of my estate, but to be kept in- 
vested, to bring up the children, till my youngest child, Hannah, 
comes to age of 8. Executors — Isaac Frazee, Jr., and Doctor Jedediah 
Swan. Witnesses — David Conkling, John Scudder, Jr., John Hinds. 
Proved Feb. 10, 1773. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1771-I780 243 

1773, Feb. 11. Inventory, £203.0.9, made by John Scudder, Jr., and 
Isaac Clark. Lib. K, p. 530. 

1770, July 31. Hicks, Thomas, of Lebanon Township, Hunterdon 
Co., weaver; will of. Wife, Marg-ret, all my moveable estate during 
her life, and, after her death, to her sons, Tevolt Garlick and Adam 
Garlick. Executors — wife, Margret, and my friend, Stephen Karn. 
Witnesses — Joseph Shellum, William Pox, Margret Pox. Proved April 
8, 1773. 

1773, March 2. Inventory, £183.16.0, made by William Fox and 
Joseph Shellum. Lib. 16, p. 139. 

1765, April 22. Higgins, Jediah, of Kingstown, in Corporation of 
New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah, that 
part of the plantation where I live. Son, Joseph, £5. Son, Joshua, the 
land on the southwest of the said lot. Son, James, the land on the 
northeast of first said lot. To Ann Davisson and her 2 daughters, 
Ann and Rachel Davisson, £150; and also to my daughter, Ann Davis- 
son, a negro. Daughter, Mary Stout, £100. Daughter, Rachel Stout, 
£100. Daug-hter, Hannah Hulock, £50. After my wife's death, the land 
g-iven to her is to be sold, and the money given to my 2 youngest 
sons, Joshua and James. The rest of my moveable estate I give to my 
surviving children, Jonathan and Joshua excepted. Executors — my 
wife, and my sons, Jonathan and Joshua. Witnesses — William Van- 
tilburgh, Georg'e Larrison, William Hilsee. 

1768, June 23. Codicil. Son, Jonathan, i/4 of my plantation, and 
lands at Barnegat, near the Great Bay. The land I boug'ht of Jacob 
Binge to be sold. Daughter, Ann, wife of Robert Davisson, of Mon- 
mouth Co., £100 was given to in my will, and, she now being deceased, 
the said £100 is to be given to her daughters, Rachel and Ann. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Skelton, William Vantilburgh, Edward Smith. Proved 
April 17, 1772. 

1772, April 8. Inventory, £890.3.11, made by William Vantilburgh 
and Awrey Longstreet. Lib. 15, p. 331. 

1777, Dec. 10. Iligrb, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Deborah High, use of house and garden, a horse 
and riding chair, and profits of V2 the land of my homestead. Son, 
Jacob, £5, as an heirship. Son, John, a horse. My wife, son, John, and 
my daughters, Esther Sayre, Sarah Dunnen and Ephamy High, the 
rest of my estate. Son, John, my homestead, after my wife's death. 
Executors — John Darby and Dr. Phillman Elmer. Witnesses — Peter 
Covert, Jonathan Littell, Jr., William Coles. Proved Oct. 20, 1779. 

Lib. 21, p. 334. 

1771, May 23. Hildreth, David, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; w^ill of. Wife, Hannah Hildreth, profits of all my land, till my 
son, Freaser, is 21, when the land shall be sold and the money 
divided between my sons, Lewis and Fraser, and my daughter, if they 
are all willing at the time. Executrix — wife, Hannah. Witnesses — 
Abel Harris, John Procter, Jane Hacks. Proved June 18, 1771. 

1771, June 17. Inventory, £117.16.6, made by Abel Harris and John 
Procter. Lib. 15, p. 251. 

1772, June 10. Hildrith, Manassah, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — Sarah 
Hildrith. Fellowbondsman — William Kamp; both of Newark, said Co. 
Witnesses — Moses Ogden and Isaac Ogden. Lib. K, p. 441. 



244 NEW JERSEY COLONIAE DOCUMENTS 

1774, Sept. 29. Hill, Alexander, of Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Eliza- 
beth Hill, £150 and various goods, if she bring- up my youngest daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Hill. Lands to be S^old, and my 3 sons, Aaron, Francis 
and Alexander, to have £2 each, and my 3 daughters, Isabella, Ann 
and Elizabeth, £1 each. Children to have their shares when they come 
of age. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and my brother, William Robin- 
son. Witnesses — James Neavill, James Garreld, Moses Hill. Proved 
Sept. 17, 1776. Lib. 18, p. 13. 

1770, Jan. 29. Hill, John, of Lower Fenns Neck, Salem Co., cooper; 
will of. To my wife, % of my land. All my estate to be sold, and 
the money to be divided between my 3 daughters, Sarah Hill, Mary 
Hill and Ann Hill, and if my wife, Margaret, should be with child, it 
is then to have its share. Legacies to be paid to my children, when 
they come of age. Executors — brothers, William Robinson and Alex- 
ander Hill. Witnesses — John Dunkin, Ann Lambson, Moses Hill. 
Proved March 18, 1772. 

1772, Feb. 29. Inventory, £234.1.9, made by Michael Pedrick and 
Jacob Townsend. Lib. 15, p. 451. 

1777, May 8. Hill, John, of Princeton, N. J. Int. Adm'r — ^Samuel 
Hill. Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah Saxon; both of Hunterdon Co. 
Witness — Jerusha Smith. 

1777, June 6. Inventory, £93.14.3, made by Hendrick Youn^ and 
Derick Sutphin. Lib. 18, p. 607. 

1778, Sept. 2. Hill, Jonathan, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah Hill, to be inaintained out of the estate. Eldest 
son, Samuel, that part of the plantation where he lives, which for- 
merly belonged to the Smiths, of 122 acres. Son, Jonathan, the part 
of the plantation where he lives, and he is to pay to my daughter, 
Frances Hill, and the other females that may be then living, £80. 
Sons, Isaac Hill and Richard Hill, the plantation where I live, and 
they are to pay £240 to my 3 daughters, Mary, Sarah and Joanah. 
Executors — wife, Sarah, and Samuel Hill. Witnesses — Samuel Hunt, 
Isaac Phillips, Loodwick Smith. Proved Nov. 21, 1778. 

1778, Oct. 10. Inventory, £1,215.14.3, made by Samuel Carman and 
Samuel Furman. Lib. 21, p. 276. 

1772, March 3.. Hill, Joseph, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., farmer; 
will of. Eldest son, Joseph, 20 shillings, after the death of my 
wife, Rebecca, or John, my son. Wife, Rebecca, all the rest of my 
personal and real. Executor — son, John. Witnesses — .loseph Burwell, 
Phineas Runyon. Proved Jan. 22, 1774. 

1774, Jan. 19. Inventory, £90.10.0, made by Job Stout and Joseph 
Stout. Lib. 17. p. 54. 

1773, April 7. Hill, Joseph, of Hopewell Township. Hunterdon Co.; 
win of. Eldest brother, Samuel Hill, 5 shillings, he being heir-at- 
law. Wife, Rachel, rest of real and personal. Executors — wife, 
Rachel, and my brother-in-law, Azariah Higgins. Witnesses — Philip 
Snook, Lambard Reed, Samuel Corwine. Proved March 7, 1777. 

1777, March 6. Inventory, £152.3.9, made by Philip Snook and Ben- 
jamin Prall. 

1778, Sept. 28. Account by Azariah Higgins. 

Lib. 16, p. 521; Lib. 19, p. 66. 



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CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 245 

1777, Feb. 6. Hill, Rachel, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
To the Rev. Benjamin Cole, of Hopewell, a cow. To my girl, Susannah 
Stout, a cloak. To Samuel Hill, son of Joseph Hill, my husband's coat. 
To each of my brothers, Jediah, Joshua and Azariah, each £5. Sisters. 
Nanne, Ruth, Hannah and Elizabeth, and my cousin, Sarah Stout, 
daughter of David Stout, rest of estate. Executor — brother, Azariah 
Higgins. Witnesses — Abraham Stout, Benjamin Prall, Elizabeth Rob- 
erts. Proved May 17, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 112. 

1775, April 21. Hiller, John, of Northampton, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Martha Hilliard, the rents from my lands, to 
bring up my children, till my youngest son, Uriah, is 21. To my 6 
daughters unmarried, Leah, Rachel, Rebeccah, Lydia, Mary and Sarah, 
£30 each, when 21. Daughters, Hannah Shinn and Martha Gasskill, 5 
shillings each. Sons, Hollingshead and Uriah, the plantation where I 
live, when they are 21. Executors — wife, Martha, my brother-in-law, 
John HoUngshead, and my friend, Thomas Cooper. Witnesses — Aaron 
Haines, Samuel Burr, William Pettit. Proved Sept. 9, 1775. 

1775, May 5. Inventory, of John Hilliard, £278.3.8, made by Thomas 
Budd and James Dobbin. Martha Hillyard, the Executrix. 

Lib. 16, p. 453. 

1776, Aug. 5. Hillman, Daniel, of Township and Co. of Gloucester: 
will of. Wife, Lydia, plantation where Jese Prat lives, during her 
life; also my goods. She is to pay my debts, if I never return. Execu- 
tors — wife, Lydia, and Jesse Pratt. Witnesses — Andrew Hudson, Earl 
Davis. Proved May 5, 1777. 

1777, April 17. Inventory, £125.18.3, made by Moses Branson and 
John Newman. Lib. 18, p. 306. 

1776, June 8. Hillman, Joab, of Township and Co. of Gloucester. 
Int. Adm'r — Josiah Hillman. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Tomlinson; 
both of said Co. 

1776, June 4. Inventory, £149.11.3, made by Isaac Tomlinson and 
Ephraim Tomlinson. Lib. 16, p. 492. 

1774, Dec. 12. Hinds, Benjamin, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
carpenter; will of. Son, Benjamin Hinds, all personal estate, and 
land, except hereafter mentioned. Wife, Katharine, the use of my 
lands, till my son is 21; also % the personal estate. Daughters. Kath- 
arine, Jane and Jerusha, £60 each, when 18 or married. Daughters, 
Hannah Spinning, Katharine Hinds, Jane Hinds, Jerusha Hinds, and 
my grand-daughter, Mary Meeker, rest of personal estate. That land 
joining Elihue Pierson, John Ogden, Samuel Ogden, Nathaniel Meeker, 
deceased, Timothy Woodruff, and by the said Benjamin Hinds, to be 
sold. Beef, pork and grain are to be kept by my widow, to bring 
up children. Executors — friend, Isaac Woodruff, and my brother-in- 
law, Timothy Woodruff. Witnesses — Nathan Woodruff, John Pierson, 
Seth Woodruff. Proved Dec. 22, 1774. Lib. L, p. 241. 

1778, Nov. 12. Hinds, David, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — John Miller. 
Fellowbondsman — 'Moses Miller; both of said Co. 

1778, Nov. 7. Renunciation by Abigail Hinds, widow of said David 
Hinds, and desires that her father, John Miller, be appointed Adm'r. 

Lib. 16. p. 522. 



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1776, Jan. 2. Hinds, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Tucker, principal creditor. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Olliver; both of said place. 

1776, Jan. 2. Renunciation by Marey Hinds, the widow of said 
John Hinds, in favor of John Tucker, one of the principal creditors. 
Signed at Elizabeth, by Marey Hinds. Witness — Samuel Olliver. 

Lib. M, p. 38. 

1777, May 17. Hinds, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co. 
Int. Adin'r — Isaac Clark. Fellowbondsman — John Scudder; both of 
said place. Witnesses — Ephraim Scudder and William Peirson, Jr. 

1777, May 10. Inventory, £71.9.5, made by David Conkling and Ben- 
jamin Sayre. Lib. 16, p. 518. 

1772, April 10. Hinds, Ilebelca, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co. 
Eldest son, David Sayre, 5 shillings. Son, Benjamin Sayre, 5 shlilings. 
Son, Jedediah Sayre, 5 shillings. Grand-daughter, Sarah Owen, £10. 
My apparel to my daughter, Sary Derby, and my 4 grand-daughters, 
Mary Dayton, Rebeka Cuk, Hanah Derby and Sary Owen. Rest to my 
4 granddaughters and 2 grandsons, sons of Benjamin Sayrs, viz.: — 
Mary Dayton, Rebeka Cuk, Hanah Derby, Sary Owen, Daniel Sayre 
and Jedediah Sayre. Executor — friend, William Derby, Jr. Witnesses 
— Moses Hetfield, Jr., Matthias Hetfleld, Jr. Proved Aug. 14, 1777. 

1777, Aug. 16. Inventory, £116.3.10, made by Isaac Clark and John 
Darby. Lib. 19, p. 231. 

1772, June 3. Hinds, Saninel, of Parish of Westfleld, Borough of 
Elizabeth, Essex Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Samuel, 10 shillings. Son, 
John, the part of my plantation, where I live, on the southeast side 
of the road, which goes to Westfleld meeting-house, of about 60 acres; 
also 21/^ acres of the corner of my other lot, on the other side of the 
road, for the benefit of water. Daughter, Anna Corwin, wife of 
Stephen Corwin, the use of the rest of my lands, and, at her death, 
to her heirs, sons and daughters. Grandson, Isaac Hinds, son of my 
son, Joseph, deceased, 5 shillings. Grand-daughter, Unis, daughter 
of my son Samuel, £5. My children, John and Anne, and my grandson, 
Joseph Hinds, son of my son Samuel, the rest of my estate. The 
children of Hannah Robert, alias Hinds, now the wife of John D'Gray, 
to have nothing; and I do not know their names. Executors — son, 
John, and my friend, Isaac Frazee, Jr. Witnesses — David Conkling, 
Samuel Hicks, John Scudder, Jr. Proved July 30, 1772. 

1772, Aug. 1. Inventory, £172.19.11, made by Thomas Woodruff and 
Ephraim Marsh. 

1772, Aug. 13. Articles sold at vendue at the house of Samuel 
Hinds. 

[No date.] Account by Executors. Legacies to Samuel Hinds, Unas 
Hinds and Isaac Hinds. Lib K, p. 460. 

1780, March 10. Hinds, TVilliam, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of Joseph 
Hinds, of said Co., deceased. Said ward makes choice of Daniel 
Halsey as his Guardian. Guardian — Daniel Halsey. Fellowbondsman 
— Samuel Smith; both of said Co. Lib. 22, p. 71. 

1764, April 24. Hlxson, Joseph, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Grandson, Andrew Hixson, the plantation I live on, and 31 
acres more, joining the land of Hironomus Mingus, Joseph Abit and 



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Timothy Smith; and he is to let my eldest son, William, have Vz the 
benefits during- his lifetime. Son, William, 14 my farming- utensils. 
Wife, Margret, to be maintained by my said g-randson. Son, Joseph, 
and my 4 daughters, Grace Boman, Mary Reed, Margret Prall and 
Elizabeth Corwine, the rest of personal estate. Executors — said 
grandson, Andrew Hixson, and my friend, Samuel Corwine. Wit- 
nesses — Richard Reed, George Corwine, Henry Ringo. Proved Aug. 30, 
1775. 

1775, Sept. 1. Inventory, £277.12.3, made by Jacob Snyder and Jona- 
than Smith. Lib. 16, p. 476. 

1777, April 16. Hixson, Nathan, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Martha Hixson. Fellowbondsmen — Nathaniel Hix- 
son and John Allen; all of said place. Witness— Jeremiah Woolsey. 

1777, April 14. Inventory, £282.14.0, made by William Rockfallar 
and John Allen. 

1778, March 21. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 18, p. 480; Lib. 18, p. 689. 

1758, July 1. Hoff, Klizabeth, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Son, William Hoff, 10 shillings. Son. Leonard Huff, £3. Son, Rich- 
ard Huff, £2. Daughter, Catherine Dorsett, 5 shillings. Daughter, 
Sarah Grigre, £3. Daughter, Hannah Carman, £6. Daughter, Chris- 
tian Huff, Yz the household goods and £100. Daughter, Elizabeth 
Huff, the 1/2 of household goods and £100. Son, John Huff, rest of 
personal and real estate. Executors — daughters. Christian Huff and 
Elizabeth Huff, and John Huff, all of Middletown. Witnesses — 'John 
Smock, Jr., Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Vanderbilt. Proved April 2, 
1774. Lib. L, p. 134. 

1770, Aug. 13. Hoff, Thomas, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Eldest son, Thomas Hoff, one shilling. Son, Jacob, one 
shilling. Son, Cornelias, one shilling. Son, Andre-w, one shilling. 
Wife, Winefrith, rest of moveable estate, and, after her death, to my 
daughters, Rachel Fitch and Christian White. Executors — wife, 
W^inefrit, and son, Jacob. Witnesses — Cornelus Hoff, Reader Stout, 
Timothy Smith. "The outset of £50 I gave to my daughter, Rachel, 
at the time of her first marriage, is to be taken as the sum of a 
legacy, left her by her grandfather. Rut Johnson, and the £50 I gave 
to my daughter. Christian, at the time of her marriage, is to be taken 
as the legacy left her by her grandfather. Rut Johnson." Proved 
June 4, 1771. 

1771, June 4. Renunciation by Jacob Hoff. 

1771, May 29. Inventory, £248.16.0, made by Timothy Smith and 
Cornelus Hoff. Lib. 15, p. 162. 

1771, June 18. Hoffman, A.nclrew, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Samuel Strickland, of Great Egg Harbor, said Co., house carpenter. 
Fellowbondsman — Amos Ireland, of same place, yeoman. 

1771, June 15. Inventory, £20.6.2, made by Amos Ireland and Jo- 
seph Ireland. Lib. 15, p. 108. 

1775, March 30. Hoffman, E^lizabeth, of Woolwich Township, 
Gloucester Co.; will of. Son, Moses Hoffman, house and lot in Swedes- 
borough, where I live, when he is 21; but, if he die under that age, 
then it is to be sold, and the money given to my children, Elliner 
Batten, Deborah Batten, Thomas Hoffman and Mary Hoffman. My 



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son Moses, is to live with my friend, William Matson, until he is 14. 
Executor — William Matson. Witnesses — Nicholas Collin, Hannah Pis- 
lar, Robert Brower. Proved March 7, 1776. 

1775, Oct. 28. Inventory, £47.14.4, made by John Rambo and Abram 
Keen. Lib. 17, p. 341. 

1780, Jan. 15. Hoffman, Jacobu8, of Lebanon Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Anna, use of my real estate. Son, Jacob, a mare. 
Son, John, a colt. Son, Henry, my weaver's loom. Son, William, a 
colt. Daughter, Anna, a calf. To my 7 children, my real and rest 
of personal estate, that is to say, to Jacob, John, Henry, William, 
Anna, Peter and George. Executors — wife, Anna, and my sons, Jacob 
and John. Witnesses — Henry Traphagen, Peter Rodenbergh, Samuel 
Anderson. Proved March 13, 1780. 

1780, Feb. 26. Inventory, £360.10.6, made by Anthony Krammer 
and David Prazer. Lib. 21, p. 309. 

1774, Feb. 21. Hoffman, Jeremiah, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Hoffman, of said Co., widow. Pellowbondsnian — Robert 
Brown, of Woolwich Township, said Co., merchant. Lib. 15, p. 513. 

1775, Jan. 7. Hogate, Samuel, of Woolwich Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Son, Philip, 500 acres of land, the upper end thereof, 
and the profits of said land to my wife, to bring up my children, 
as well as the profits of the other land, which I give to my daughters. 
Wife, personal estate. Executors — wife, Hannah, and her brother, 
John Hutchinson. Witnesses — Peter Johnson, Thomas Hutchison, 
Jacob Spicer. Proved Aug. 12, 1775. 

1775, March 10. Inventory, made by Jacob Spicer and George 
Kindall. Lib. 17, p. 218. 

1771, Jan. 8. Hosbin, Neheniiah, of Upper Alloways Creek Town- 
ship, Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Daughter, Rachel Hogbin, while 
she is single, my small plantation, on the west side of the King's 
road, on which Martin Charles now lives. Son, Joseph, plantation 
where I live; but, if he die, then to my daughters, Pheby and Rachel. 
Rest of estate to my said daughters. Executor — son, Joseph. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Thompson, Benjamin Smith, John Holme. Proved 
Jan. 28, 1771. 

1771, Jan. 23. Inventory, £185.9.4, made by John Holme and Hugh 
Blackwood. Lib. 15, p. 288. 

1767, July 30. Hogeland, Garret, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman: will of. All real and personal estate to be sold. Wife, 
Jackemintie, one share, and the otlier part to my youngest daughter, 
Arreyawntia Hogeland. My daughter, Caritia, now is the wife of 
Abraham Vanhise, and she is to have nothing. Executors — my friends, 
Hendrick Cortelyou and Samuel Gulick. Proved Peb. 22, 1771. 

1771, Peb. 21. Inventory, £289.5.2, made by Aot Wickoff and Cor- 
nelius Vanars Dale. Lib. K, p. 299. 

1771, Nov. 10. Hogeland, John, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r — George Hogeland. Pellowbondsman — 
Joseph Leigh; both of said place. Witnesses — Roleff Schanck and 
William Prazer. 



CALENDAR OF WII.LS I77I-I780 249 

1771, Nov. 6. Renunciation by Martha Hogeland and Derrick 
Homeland, widow and son of John Hogeland. Witnesses — Joseph 
Higgens and Joseph Leig:h. 

1771, Nov. 8. Inventory, £572.0.2, made by Joseph Higg-ens and Jo- 
seph Leigh. 

1775, May 3. Account by George Hogeland. 

Lib. 14, p. 403; Lib. 15, p. 542. 

1775, May 3. Hogeland, Martha and Rebecca, of Hunterdon Co. 
Wards. Daughters of John Hogeland, of said Co., deceased. Said 
wards make choice of RulifC Schenck as their Guardian. Guardian — 
Roleff Schanck, of Amwell. Fellowbondsman — George Hogeland, of 
Gregstown. Lib. 15, p. 543. 

1774, Feb. 28. Holden, Jeremiah, of Cape May Co., gentleman; will 
of. Head and foot stones to be placed at my grave, with inscriptions 
thereon. I own a plantation on Maurice River, in Cumberland Co., 
of 260 acres, which descended to me from my father, Daniel Holden, 
and which I now give to my nephews, Jeremiah Johnson and James 
Lyon. Nieces, Martha Johnson and Phebe Lyon, my personal estate. 
If Jeremiah Johnson should die under age, then Imla Johnson is to 
enjoy his part, and if James Lyon should die under age, then Jonathan 
Ludlam Lyon is to enjoy his part. Executors — David Johnson and 
Rev. James Lyon. Witnesses — Jeremiah Ludlam, Anna Ludlam. 
Proved May 16, 1778. Lib. 38, p. 78. 

1776, Dec. 12. HoIIings, Jacob, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. I give Rachel Sloan, my gold buttons, in case I 
never return from the army. My sisters, Abigail and Sarah HoUings, 
the rest of my estate. Executor — James Sloan. Witnesses — Isaac 
Burrough, Rachel Sloan, Charles Mattis. Proved March 25, 1777. 

1777, March 24. Inventory, £897.16.0 made by Jacob Jenings and 
Benjamin Thackray. Lib. 18, p. 274. 

1776, Feb. 17. HoIIingrshead, John, of Evesham, Burlington Co. 
Ward. Son of Benjamin Hollingshead, of said place. Guardian — 
Thomas Shinn. Fellowbondsman — Charles Read; both of said place. 
Witness — Joseph Read, Surrogate. Lib. 16, p. 496. 

1779, April 8. Hollov»'ay, E^lijah, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah HoUoway. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Smith; both of 
said place. Witnesses — Joseph King and Peter Kinnan. 

Lib. 22, p. 24. 

1774, $»ept. 7. Hollyberry, Peter, of Alexandria, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Hollyberry. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Pursel; both of 
said place. Witness — Samuel Breakinridge. 

1774, Sept. 23. Inventory. £38.12.6, made by Daniel Pursel and Paul 
Andrews. 

1776, April 8. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 15, p. 503. 

1779, July 21. Holmes, Daniel, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Leah Holmes, to have a good support. Daugh- 
ter, Margaret, £500, now being in the Continental Treasury, dated 
18 of May, 1778. Daughters, Sarah, Catharine and Mary, £500 each, 
now in said Treasury. Sons, Jonathan, James, Joseph, Phillip and 



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William, my real estate, when 18. Executors — son, Jonathan; brother, 
John; James Mott, Jr.; John Holmes, of Upper Freehold and Cornelius 
Covenhoven, son of William. Witnesses — William Clark, Enoch Mor- 
gan, Samuel Reid. Proved Aug. 24, 1779. 

1784, Sept. 9. Trenton. Renunciation by James Mott, Jr. 

1784, Sept. 27. Renunciation by Cornelius Covenhoven. Witness — 
Anne Covenhoven. 

1784, Oct. 19. Adm'x — Leah Holmes, widow of Daniel. Fellow- 
bondsman — Asher Holmes; both of said Co. Witness — 'James Holmes. 

1786, Jan. 27. Adm'r — John Van Der Veer. Fellowbondsman — Asher 
Holmes; both of Freehold, said Co. Witnesses — Samuel Forman, John 
Taylor, Jr., and Joseph Van Der Veer. "Whereas, Daniel Holmes ap- 
pointed Jonathan Holmes, John Holmes, James Mott, Jr., John Holmes 
and Cornelius Covenhoven, son of William, of Middletown, his Ex- 
ecutors, and the said James Mott, Jr., John Holmes, of Upper Free- 
hold, and Cornelius Covenhoven, having- renounced, and probate is- 
sued to Jonathan Holmes an3 John Holmes; and whereas, the two 
acting Executors are since deceased, letters of Ad'm with the will 
annexed were granted to Leah Holmes, and she, after administering 
part of the estate, the Orphans' Court made her letters void, and 
John Van Der Veer is now made Adm'r, to finish settlement." 

1786, Jan. 27. Adm'r — John Van Der Veer. Fellowbondsman — 
Asher Holmes; both of said Co. Witness — Samuel Forman. 

1796, Oct. 18. Adm'r — John Stoutenborough. (John Van Der Veer 
having died.) 

1797, Dec. 19. Inventory, £935.16.6, made by Hendrick Hendrickson 
and Edmund Williams. 

Lib. 20, p. 351; Lib. 26, p. 388; Lib. 28, p. 295; Lib. 35, p. 383. 

1777, Aug. 25. Holmes, James, of Sussex Co., physician. Int. Adm'r 
— John Holmes, of West Moreland Co., Pa. Fellowbondsman — Ed- 
ward Dunlop, of Newton, Sussex Co. Lib. 16, p. 518. 

1776, Aug. 24. Holmes, Jonathan, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. To my wife, my household goods, the wench (Bett), cows, 
horses, and the farm I live on, to bring up the children, till my son, 
Joseph, is of age; he was 4 years old the 1st of last April. Son, 
Joseph, my real and personal estate, he paying £1,000 if my wife have 
a son. Daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah, moveable estate, when they 
are 18. Executors — wife, Lydia, and brothers, Joseph and John 
Holmes. Witnesses — Joseph Holmes, Mary Leonard, Deborah Holmes. 
Proved Aug. 11, 1777. 

1777, Aug. 9. Inventory, £2,059.2.11, made by James Mott, Jr., Jacob 
Hendrickson and Arthur Lefferson. 

1793, May 9. Affidavit by Sally Throckmorton, who says that Lydia 
Holmes, widow of Jonathan, did keep in her possession all the estate 
as appraised and the real estate, during her life and said Sally lived 
in the family with sister, Lydia Holmes, till her death. Signed at 
Allentown. 

1793, March 7. Affidavit by James Throckmorton, who says that 
Lydia Holmes did keep in her possession all the estate, which was 
then appraised as her estate, it being that of her husband, Jonathan, 
and lived with his sister, Lydia Holmes, about one year after she 
was left a widow. Lib. 19, p. 3. 

1777, April 5. Holmes, Joseph, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Son, Jonathan, land where he lives. Son, John, the rest of 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 25 1 

my lands in Upper Freehold, except a small lot in the "Barons," 
whereon is a stone hill. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Imlay, a lot of 
land at Middletown Point, and £230. Daughter, Alice, the wife of John 
Polhemus, £300. To the Baptist Church in Upper Freehold, where 
Thomas Farr and Thomas Cox are Deacons, £70. To my negro man, 
Jack, £6 a year, and the use of the upland south of Layway Creek, 
which I gave to my son John, where Benjamin Beers now lives. 
Sons, Joseph, Jonathan and John, the said stone hill. Executors — 
sons, Joseph, Jonathan and John. Witnesses — Jacob Hendrickson, Ar- 
thur Lefferson, James Mott, Jr. Proved Aug. 11, 1777. 

1777, Aug. 8. Inventory, £1,108.5.7, made by James Mott, Jr., Jacob 
Hendrickson and Arthur Lefferson. Lib. 19, p. 7. 

1775, Dec. 2. Holmes, Obadiah, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Obadiah, all my lands, a lot of negroes and live- 
stock. Daughters, Huldah Vanmater and Rhoda Schenck, household 
goods, and the money due me. Executors — Obadiah Holmes, Jr., of 
Freehold, Joseph Holmes, Jr., of Upper Freehold, Joseph Stillwell, 
carpenter, of Middletown, and Asher Holmes. Witnesses — John Mc- 
Connell, Samuel Bray, Mary Statesir. 

1775, Dec. 2. Codicil. Son, Obadiah, books. Witnesses — John Mc- 
Connell, Samuel Bray, William Bostwick. Proved Feb. 12, 1776. 

1776, Feb. 20. Inventory, £1,786.19.7, made by Samuel Bray and 
William Crawford. Lib. M, p. 11. 

1771, Aug. 22. Holmes, Susannah, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. The plantation where my son, Jonathan Slocum lives, to be 
sold, and the money given, Ys to son, Jonathan, and % to son, Peter 
Slocum's children, and the other % to the children of my daughter, 
Merribe Ker. Daughter, Merribe, 5 shillings. Son, John Slocum, 10 
shillings. The bond of £50 in Isaac Vondike's hands, and a bond of 
£25 in hands of Joal White, I give to my son, Jonathan Slocum, son 
Peter Slocum's children, and daughter, Merribe's children. To Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Peter Slocum, my looking glass, and to his daugh- 
ter, Hannah, 6 silver teaspoons. To Peter Slocum, son of Jonathan, a 
silver spoon. Granddaughter, Susannah Slocum, a bed. Executors — 
son, Jonathan Slocum, and my friend, Webley Edwards. Witnesses 
— Cornelius Lane, Thomas Craxson, Ebenezer Cook. Proved Dec. 16, 
1773. Lib. L, p. 42. 

1771, Feb. 16. Holmes, Williain, of Waterford Township, Gloucester 
Co., farmer; will of. Wife, Rebecca Holmes, all my moveables and 
lands, during her life, except hereafter mentioned. Son, Thomas, £5. 
Son, Ebenezer, £20. Son, William, my lands, at death of my widow. 
Son, John, £20. Son, Joseph, £5. Daughter, Sciscilla Holmes, £10. 
Daughter, Ann Holmes, 5 shillings. Son, Aaron, £20. Executrix — my 
wife, Rebecca. Witnesses — Richard Comron, Francis Christy. Proved 
May 7, 1771. 

1771, May 6. Inventory, £114.8.10, made by Henry Wood and Francis 
Christie. Lib. 14, p. 365. 

1776, Feb. 28. Holmes, William, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Daniel Holmes. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Van Mater; both of Free- 
hold, said Co. Witness — George Lambert. Lib. M, p. 29. 



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1774, Aug. 25. Holton, Andrew, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joshua Holton. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Sutherland; both of Wool- 
wich Township, said Co., yeomen. 

1774, July 30. Inventory, £328.6.31/2, made by Robert Brown and 
Daniel Sutherland. Lib. 15, p. 511. 

1780, Feb. IS. Holton, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, Bphraim, plantation where he lives, which I bought of 
my father, John Holton; also the timber on 5 acres of land, at the 
southeast corner of land I bought of Molison Fitz Randolph, and joins 
land of James Martin, deceased, and he is to discharge a bond to 
Jenny Lyal, one to James Hude, and two that I gave my father. 
Sons, Joseph and Peter, the plantation where I live; also a salt 
meadow of 3% acres, lying in Woodbridge Great Meadows, which I 
bought of the Executors of Joseph Shotwell, they paying to my 
daughter, Rachel Drake, £100, and to my daughter, Martha Holton, 
£100. Son, Jephtha, V2 of the money on hand, when he is 21. Son, 
Joseph, a steer. Son, Peter, a mare. Grandson, Stout Drake, 14 of 
the money on hand. Sons, Ephraim, Joseph, Peter and Jephtha, my 
farming tools. Executors — sons, Ephraim and Joseph. Witnesses — 
Samuel Dayton, Rachel Holton, Benjamin Manning. Proved May 25, 
1780. Lib. 22, p. 76. 

1777, May 21. Holtson, La^vrence, of Piles Grove, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'r — William Holtson, of said place, yeoman. Fellowbondsmen — 
Solomon Smith, of said place, yeoman, and Andrew Linmier, of Upper 
Penns Neck, said Co., yeoman. 

1777, May 12. Inventory, £138.9.6, made by Solomon Smith and Isaac 
Vanneman. Lib. 18, p. 605. 

1777, March 20. Honian, Andrew, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son 
of Peter Homan, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward, who has real and 
personal estate, makes choice of Thomas Clark, as his Guardian. 
Guardian — Thomas Clark. Fellowbondsman — Peter Lock, Jr.; both of 
said Co. Lib. 18, p. 139. 

1774, Feb. 18. Honian, John, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co. Int. 

Adm'r — William Homan, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — John Gill, of 
said place. 

1774, Feb. 17. Inventory, £58.2.6, made by William Guest and John 

Gill. Lib. 15, p. 511. 

1777, March 17. Honian, Peter, of Woolwich Township, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r — William Homan. F'ellowbondsman — Jacob Jones: 
both of said place, yeomen. File No. 1228 H. 

1777, March 20. Honian, Peter, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Andrew Homan and Peter Lock, Jr. Fellowbondsman — ^Thomas Clark; 
all of said Co. Lib. 18, p. 138. 

1777, March 15. Honyon, Francis, of Northampton, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Peter Tool. Fellowbondsman— Barzillai Prickett; both 
of said place. 

1777, March 15. Inventory, £25.3.3, made by Barzillai Prickitt and 
Job Prickitt. 

1777, Sept. 2. Account by Adm'r. "Cash paid Petel Tool and Mary 
Toole." Lib. 18, p. 139; Lib. 18, p. 600. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 253 

1777, March 7. Hoogeland, Johannes, of Millstone, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Matye, use of real and personal estate, while 
my widow. Son, William, £7. My sons and daughters who are not 
married to have an outset. Executors — sons, William and Johannes, 
and my son-in-law. Garret Terhune. Witnesses — John Wyckof, John 
Wyckoff, Jr., Peter Stryker. Proved Dec. 16, 1777. 

1777, Dec. 17. Inventory, £291.18.0, made by Cornelius Waykoff and 
John Wyckoff. Lib. 19, p. 501. 

1773, June 22. Hoogland, Martha, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Son, Derrick Hoogland, 12 shillings, as his birthright. 
Youngest daughter, Rebecca, my bed. The rest of my effects are to 
be divided between my 5 daughters, Anna, Mary, Sarah, Martha and 
Rebecca. Executrixes — my daughters, Anna and Mary. Witnesses — 
Palmer Robarts, Isaac Hoogland, William Hoogland. Proved Feb. 4, 
1775. 

1775, Feb. 20. Inventory, £248.16.9, made by William Hoogland 
and Cornelius Hoppock. Lib. 17, p. 232. 

1773, May 5. Hooper, Clement, of W^indsor Township, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, % of my estate. Son, Stephen Hooper, £200. 
Son, Nicholas, £100. Daughter, Anne, now wife of Isaac Coberley, 
£100. Daughter, Martha, now wife of Levy Updike, £100. Grand.=on, 
Clement Hooper, £10, when 21. Grandson, Clement Updike, £10, when 
21. Sons, Thomas and James, my plantation where I live, and my 
meadow in Maidenhead Meadows. Executors — sons, Thomas and 
Stephen. Witnesses — Abel Slaback, James Hagerman, Thomas Cahill. 
Proved Aug. 14, 1778. 

1778, Aug. 18. Inventory, made by Moses Groom and Levi Updike. 

Lib. 20, p. 4. 

1775, Feb. 6. Hooton, William, of Evesham Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Par advanced in age. Son, Thomas, plantation 
where I live, and my personal estate. Wife, Ann, to be provided for 
by my son Thomas. I have caused to be surveyed off from my plan- 
tation 62 acres, and have given my son-in-law, Abner Peacock, liberty 
to build a house and live thereon, towards which building I have 
paid a part, and I order my son, Thomas, to pay to him £.30, the re- 
maining sum for the building. My daughter, Margret Peacock, is to 
live on the said 62 acres during her life; and I give to her children, 
£100, when of age. Daughter, Mary Langstaff, £58. Daughters, Mar- 
gret and Mary, a bed to each. Executor — son Thomas. Witnesses — 
John Cox, John Cox, Jr., William Cox. 

1775, Nov. 30. Codicil. Wife, Ann, to have goods that she brought 
at our marriage. Witnesses — Thomas Smith, John Cox. Proved 
March 9, 1776. Lib. 17, p. 343. 

1776, April 26. Hopewell, Daniel, of Ayres Town, Northampton 
Township, Burlington Co.; will of. To my wife the personal estate, 
and 1/7 of the money from the sale of my lands in Virginia. To my 
3 daughters, 1/7 of the money from the said sale; and to son, Beckits, 
2/7, and to my other son, 1/7. Executors — Andrew Doz and Joseph 
Mullen. Witnesses — Joseph Allen, Alexander Ross, Thomas Conarroe. 
Proved Nov. 7, 1776. 

1776, Oct. 23. Renunciation by Andrew Doz and Joseph Mullen. 
Witness — John Thomson. Adm'x — Mary Hopewell, the widow of de- 



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ceased. Fellowbondsmen — Joseph Mullen and Thomas Cooper; all 
of Mount Holly, said Co. Witness — John Thomson. 

1776, Oct. 23. Inventory, £53.4.0, made by Joseph Mullen and Thomas 
Cooper. Lib. 18, p. 63. 

1772, March. Hopkins, Ann, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Daughter 
of Ebenezer Hopkins, of said Co., deceased. Said ward makes choice 
of Ebenezer Hopkins, her brother, as his Guardian. Guardian — Ebe- 
nezer Hopkins, of Haddonfleld, said Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — 
John Estaug'h Hopkins, of Deptford Township, said Co. Witness — ■ 
Sarah Hopkins. Lib. 14, p. 424. 

1773, Feb. 27. Hopkin.s, David, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Bethiah, use of % my land. Daughters, Rhoday, Bethiah and 
Abigail, who are married, 5 shillings a piece. To the unmarried 
daughters, £20 to each. All the above to be paid by my sons, James, 
Gideon and Solomon, and the said sons are to have my lands. Ex- 
actors — friend, Samuel Wills, Esq., and my son, James. Witnesses 
— Constant King, Victor King, Peter Fairchild. Proved Dec. 8, 1773. 

Lib. L, p. 37. 

1775, Sept. 15. IIopkin.s, George, of Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. 
Real estate to be sold. Wife, Sarah, household goods to the value of 
£5. Son, Isaiah, my weaving loom. To Elizabeth Wilgust, Lucrecia 
Homes, and Rhoda Hopkins, also my sons, Edward and Abel Hopkins, 
10 shillings each. The overplus I give to George, John, Daniel, 
Charles and Levi Hopkins, when they are 21. Son, William, is to 
divide equally with the last named 5 sons. Executor — my friend, 
Richard Robins. Witnesses — Joseph Coward, Joseph Holmes, Jr., 
Moses Ivins. Proved May 17, 1776. 

1776, May 7. Inventory, £41.7.6, made by Moses Ivins and Joseph 
Hopkins. 

1791, May 17. Adm'r — David Wright, of Upper Freehold, said Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Samuel Forman, of Freehold, said Co. Witness — 
Euphamia Clayton. Richard Robins, the Executor, having died, this 
Adm'r is now appointed. Lib. 17, p. 357; Lib. 32, p. 413. 

1777, Sept. 19. Hoppe, ■William, of Ramepogh, Franklin Twsp., Ber- 
gen Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Antie, all she brought, and £25. Son, 
Anderis, £5. Son, John, plantation where he dwells, at Warrick. 
Sons, Andries and Garret, plantation where I live. Son, Garret, and 
my daughters, Marytie and Lena, to have their outset. Daughter, 
Abigail Hoppe, Jannitie, Marytie, Leya and Lena Hoppe, the residue. 
Executors — David Chrlste and John Vanalen. Witnesses — William 
Jeinkens, Jacobus Bertolf, Jacobus Bogert. Proved May 1, 1780. 

1777, Nov. 18. Inventory, £366.11.9, made by Jacobus Bogart and 
Roelof Westervelt. Lib. 21, p. 312. 

1773, May 5. Hopping, Matthias, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
■Wife, Elizabeth, the use of my dwelling and goods, and she is to be 
supported by my son, David. Son, Nathaniel, £20. Son, David, all 
my real estate and goods. Son, Ezekiel, £30. Daughters, Temperance 
and Hannah, 5 shillings each. Executor — son David. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Stiles, Benjamin Goble, Mary Lindsey. Proved Dec. 8, 1773. 

1773, Dec. 8. Inventory, £150.17.6, made by Benjamin Goble and 
John Stuart. Lib. L, p. 33. 



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1771, July 2.. Hoppock, Tunis, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. To be buried in the old Dutch burying--gTound in 
Amwell, near my first wife's grave. Wife, Elizabeth, farm where I 
live, to bring- up the children; and all the goods she had when I 
married her. Eldest son, Cornelius, the farm where he lives, of 100 
acres, which I bought from Doctor Coolbauh. Youngest sons, Tunis 
and Jacob, the farm where I live, after wife's death. Sons, Cornelius, 
Tunis and Jacob, my apparel. To wife, Elizabeth, and 6 daugh- 
ters, Anna, wife of Yerry Trimer; Maria, wife of Peter Housill; Sarah, 
wife of Jacob Fisher; Leanah, wife of Martin Binder; Eloner, wife of 
Wililam Cool, and Catharine, the rest of personal estate. Executors — 
son, Cornelius, and my friend, John Hogeland. Witnesses — Jeremiah 
Lambert, Simon Wikoff, George Hogeland. 

1772, Oct. 19. Codicil. John Hogeland, one of the Executors, 
is deceased, therefore I appoint his brother, William Hogeland, as 
Executor in his place. Witnesses — Ezekiel Cole, George Reading. 
Proved April 17, 1779. 

1779, April 13. Inventory, £4,245.3.3, made by Abraham Deremer 
and Samuel Holcomb. 

1792, June 4. Account by Executors. Lib. 21, p. 273. 

1777, Sept. 2. Iloppough, Peter, of Kingwood Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, John, 5 shillings as his birthright. Wife, 
Katharine, all real during her life, and then to my son, John, and 
he to pay £180 to my 3 daughters, Katherine, Mary and Elizabeth. 
Executors — .son, John, and friend, John McVey. Witnesses — Godfra 
Rockafallar, Isaac Cline, John Forrester. Proved Oct. 22, 1777. 

1777, Oct. 17. Renunciation by John McVoy. Witnesses — Elizabeth 
Happake and John Forrester. 

1777, Oct. 17. Inventory, £272.10.11, made by Isaac Cline and Har- 
mon Kline. Lib. 19, p. 442. 

1771, Dec. 16. Horn, Henry, of Alexandria Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. If the said Henry Horn should die before the wife, 
Peter, Henry and Elizabeth Horn, the wife of Henry Horn, to be 
Executors of his estate, [and then] the wife of Henry Horn shall have 
the whole. Son, George, one dollar. After her death, Conrod Horn, 
my son, to have £20. Rest to my sons, George, Peter, Charles and 
Conrod, after their brother's death. Witnesses — Jacob Bonn, Jacob 
Arnwine, Jr. Proved Oct. 17, 1772. 

1772, Oct. 15. Inventory, £130.12.2, made by Philip Mettler and 
Jacob Bonn. Lib. 16, p. 26. 

1775, Feb. 1. Horner, John, of Burlington, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'r — John Butler. Fellowbondsman — Talman Smith; both of Bor- 
dentown, said Co. Renunciation by Ruth Horner, the widow. Wit- 
ness — Tallman Smith. 

1775, Feb. 3. Inventory, £168.2.10, made by Thomas Rodman and 
Samuel How. 

1776, Jan. 24. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 15, p. 526; Lib. 16, p. 483. 



1775, Sept. 20. Horton, Azariah, of South Hanover, Morris Co., min- 
ister of the Gospel; will of. Wife, Eunice, £30. Son, Jonathan, 5 
shillings. Son, Azariah, books and silver spoon, marked "I. T. M." 
Son, James, 5 shillings. Son, Foster, £20. Daughter, Eunice, 5 shil- 



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lings. Daughter, Mary, £15. Daughter, Hannah, £20. The negroes to 
be sold. Executors — wife, Eunice, and son, Foster. Witnesses — David 
Bruen, Smith Richards, John Mcfarland. Proved April 26, 1777. 

Lib. 18, p. 337. 

1759, May 16. Horton, Caleb, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. Wife, 
Phebe, use of the house and garden; also the orchard I purchased of 
my son, Samuel Swesey. Son, Caleb, a part of the land I bought of 
Isaac Pierson, of 400 acres. Son, Nathaniel, 400 acres of said tract. 
Son, Nathan, 400 acres of said tract. Son, Elijah, 400 acres of said 
tract; also the farm I live on, which I bought of my son, Samuel 
Swesey; also the farm I bought of Obediah Brown. Sons to provide 
for my wife. Daughters, Phebe, Hannah, Sarah, Mary and Rhoda, £3 
each. Grandson, Justus King, £5. Executors — wife, Phebe, and sons, 
Caleb and Elijah. Witnesses — Richard Terry, Constant King, Joseph 
King, Frederick King. 

1768, Jan. 2. Codicil. Wife, Phebe, is now dead, and what I gave 
her I now give to my daughters, Phebe, Hannah, Sarah, Mary and 
Rhoda. Witnesses — Richard Terry, Constant King. Proved Nov. 21, 
1772. 

1772, Nov. 18. Renunciation by Elijah Horton. Witnesses — Benja- 
min Horton and Phebe Horton. Lib. K, p. 508. 

1778, Aug. 1. Horton, Eluiiice, of Chatham, Morris Co., widow of 
Rev. Azariah Horton; will of. Son, Azariah, a bed. Son, Foster, a 
bed. Daughter, Eunice, £40. Daughter, Mary, pewter plates. Daugh- 
ter, Hannah, various goods. Grandchildren, children of my eldest 
son, Jonathan, deceased, £30, as they come of age. Executors — sons, 
Azariah and Foster. Witnesses — Silvanus Seely, Matthias Woodruff, 
Moses Day. Proved April 1, 1779. Lib. 21, p. 77. 

1777, Oct. 4. Horton, Jonathan, of Roxbury, Morris Co., doctor. Int. 
Adm'r — Stephen Hunt. Fellowbondsman — Walter Luse. Renunciation 
by Elizabeth Horton, widow of Doctor Jonathan Horton, deceased. 

1778, June 5. Inventory, £57.0.6, made by Nathaniel Halsey and 
Nathan Cooper, Jr. Lib. 18, p. 617. 

1777, May 6. Hoshall, Adam, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Phebe Hoshall. Fellowbondsmen — Ezekiel Foster and Eph- 
raim Foster: all of said Co. 

1777, March 29. Inventory, £180.16.9, made by Ephraim Foster and 
Michal Hoshel. Lib. 18, p. 476. 

1778, Aug. 21. Hough, Jonathan, of Springfield Township, Burling- 
ton Co., Esq. Adm'rs — Daniel Hough and William Hough. Fellow- 
bondsman — 'William Fox; all of said place. 

1778, Aug. 20. Inventory, £1,110.19.8, made by William Fox and 
Joseph Biddle. Lib. 16, p. 513. 

1773, April 8. Houghton, John, of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of — Wife, Sarah Houghton, £50. Son, Abner, plan- 
tation I live on, he paying £150 to my son, John, when he is 21, and 
£150 to my son, David, when 21. Daughter, Eve, £30. Daughter, 
Mary, £70, when 21. Daughter, Ame, £70, when 21. Sons, Abner, 
John and David, rest of estate. Executors — wife, Sarah, and son, 
Abner, and William Bryant, Sr. Witnesses — Timothy Merrill, Elijah 
Anderson, John Disbrow. Proved May 21, 1773. Lib. 16, p. 74. 



CALKNDAR OF WILLS I771-I780 257 

1778, Oft. 31. Houshill, Matthias, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Matalaina, to be maintained by my son, Cobus. 
Son, Cobus, my homestead. Eldest daughter, Mary Bellies, £150. 
Daughter, Frances Williamson, £150. Grandson, Mathias Houshill, 
£60. Son, John, £10, for his birthright. Son, Cobus, must pay to 
John Houshill, £140. If Matthias Houshill dies before he comes of 
age, then his legacy to be given to his sister, Rebecca, and brothers, 
John and Jasper. Executors — Mathias Houshill, and my son, Cobus 
Houshill. Witnesses — -Thomas Sutton, Gisberd Gulick, Mathias Hou- 
shill, James Stout. Proved Dec. 21, 1778. 

1778, Dec. 15. Inventory, £706.11.1, made by Joshua Corshon and 
Jacob Sutphen. 

1783, April 5. Account by Executors. Paid William Bellis a legacy, 
£150. Paid Abram Williamson a legacy, £150. Paid Peter Trimmer a 
legacy, £5.16.9. Lib. 21, p. 277; Lib. 25, p. 200. 

1773, Sept. 2. Hovey, Abraham, of Oxford, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Grandson, Abraham Hovey, the only son of my eldest son, Isaac, £5. 
Son, Abraham, £5. My youngest children, Joseph, Jesse, Mary (now 
Mary Butts), and Elizabeth Hovey, all real estate. Joseph's present 
wife, Lydia McConnell (now Lydia Hovey) to have no dowry in his 
share. Wife, Elizabeth, household goods. Grandson, Abraham Hovey, 
£5. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and John Axford. Witnesses — 
Stephen Jervis, John Hovey, Tomezin Jervis, Daniel Jervis. Proved 
Aug. 31, 1778. 

1778, Aug. 31. Adm'r — Joseph Hovey. Pellowbondsman — William 
Loder; both of Oxford, said Co. The wife died before the proving of 
the will, and the other Executor renounced. 

1778, Aug. 29. Inventory, £584.9.6, made by William Loder and 
John Kinney. Lib. 20, p. 292. 

1773, Aug;. 12. Howard, James, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Samuel 
McGreggar, of Salem, said Co., innkeeper. Fellowbondsmen — John 
Craven and Philip Rice; both of said place, yeomen. 

1773, Aug. 24. Inventory, £8.6.10, made by Philip Rice and John 
Craven. Lib. 15, p. 494. 

1776, April 10. Howard, Robert, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, % of my land and moveable estate. 

1 >aughter, Mary Clark, the profit of that place where Casper Hawks 
did live, during her life. Son, Calep, the rest of my lands. Re- 
mainder of moveable estate to my wife, Mary, Hannah Allen, Mary 
Clark and Calep Howard. Executors — Richard Allen, Mary Clark. 
Witnesses — John Summerl, Henry Murphe, Augustus Peterson. Proved 
May 27, 1776. 

1776, May 8. Inventory, £199.13.11, made by John Summerl and John 
Till. Lib. 17, p. 397. 

1776, March 25. Howell, Daniel, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. To the Presbyterian Church of Trenton, £20. Wife, Mary, % of 
the real and personal estate. Daughters, Rhoda Howell, Sarah How- 
ell and Elizabeth Howell, the rest of my estate, when they are 18, 
and, if they all die without issue, then my 3 sisters, Phebe Phillips, 
Eunice Phillips and Abigail Howell, shall have £100 each, and my 

2 brothers, John Howell and Hezekiah Howell, to have the rest. Ex- 
ecutors — wife, Mary, my brother, John Howell, and Daniel Clark. 

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Witnesses — Ebenezer Rose, Eunice Rose, Mary Howell. Proved Jan. 
28, 1778. 

1778, Jan. 16. Inventory, £1,355.0.11, made by John Reeder and John 
Hovrell. Lib. 19, p. 386. 

1774, Dec. 17. Howell, Da-^id, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Son, John, 20 shilling's. Wife, Mary, all household goods, and profits 
of plantation. Granddaughter, Liddy Hartley, a bed. Son, Joseph, 
£25. Son, David, £25. Son, Daniel, £25. Son, Amos, £300, to remain 
in hands of my son, Timothy, for the support of Amos during his 
life. To Amos Hartley, £20, if he lives to be 21. Son, Timothy, all 
my land where I live. Executors — son, John, and friend, John Mott. 
Witnesses — Richard Palmer, Daniel Howell, Neill McGill. Proved 
Nov. 20, 1775. 

1775, Nov. 16. Inventory, £449.2.4, made by Daniel Howell and 
Ebenezer Rose. Lib. 16, p. 461. 

1778, Feb. 10. Howell, Ebenezer, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Aaron 
Plerson. Fellowbondsman — Lewis Stewart; both of said Co. 

1778, April 14. Inventory, £320.19.0, made by Abraham Pierson and 
Lewis Stewart. Lib. 16, p. 510. 

1777, Dec. 3. Hovrell, Hezeklah, Jr., of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Mother, Abigail Howell, £25. To Sarah Phillips, daughter 
of John and Eunes Phillips, £5. To Mary Jonston, daughter of Jons- 
ton, late of Penna., deceased, £50. Rest of personal and real estate 
to my brothers and sisters, Daniel Howell, John Howell, Phebe Phil- 
lips, Eunes Phillips and Abigail Howell. Executors — brother, John 
Howell and my uncle, Daniel Clark. Witnesses — Margaret Tree, Ebe- 
nezer Rose, Benjamin Clark. Proved Jan. 28, 1778. 

1778, Jan. 16. Inventory, £309.6.3, made by John Reeder and John 
Howell. Lib. 19, p. 377. 

1779, May 11. Howell, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Naomy, £200. Son, Ezekiel, the land which I bought of Sir 
John Sinclair. Son, Asher, that part of the plantation where I live, 
which I bought of my father. My said 2 sons are to pay to my wife 
and other children the legacies named. They are to educate my 
younger children till they are 16. Daughter, Susanah, £300. Son, 
Noah, £200, when he is 21. Son, John, £150, when 21. Daughter, Hul- 
dah, £150, when 18. Son, Eseck, £150. Daughter, Mary, £140. Son, 
Joseph, £150. Son, Abnor, £150. Executors — 'wife, Naomy, and sons, 
Ezekiel and Asher. Witnesses — John Mott, John Dean, Charles Ax- 
ford, Jr. 

1779, May 23. Codicil. Wife, Naomy, to have £100 more. Wit- 
nesses — John Mott, Stacy Potts. Proved Aug., 1779. 

1779, July 30. Inventory, £8,384.13.3, made by Obadiah Howell and 
Joshua Reed. Lib. 21, p. 190. 

1773, Dec. 20. Howell, Joseph, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Gartrude, £100, and Vs of my whole estate, which 
she shall choose. Son, Daniel, £20 as his birthright. Daughter, Anna 
Smalley, 5 shillings. Daughter, Syndony Pettit, 10 shillings. Daugh- 
ter, Rachel Everitt, £40. Daughter, Jemima Reeder, £20. Daughter, 
Pheba Garner, £40. Lands and moveables to be sold. Executors — 
Daniel Howell, son of Daniel Howell, late of Amwell, deceased, and 



CAJKNDAR OF WILLS 177I-I780 259 

William Retting-housen, of Kingwood. Witnesses — John Sutton, Sam- 
uel Hall, Uriah Bonham. Proved Sept. 23, 1774. 

1774, Sept. 15. Inventory, £452.14.6, made by Uriah Bonham and 
William Hoogland. 

1791, Dec. 15. Account by William Rettinghouse, surviving E.x- 
ector, and Reading Howell, Adm'rs, of Daniel Howell, deceased, who 
was an Executor of Joseph Howell. Legacies paid to Anne Smalley, 
John Pettit, Daniel Howell, Rachel Bveritt, Jemima Reeder and 
Phebe Garner. Lib. 17, p. 99. 

1772, Jan. 16. Howell, Richard, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., cooper; 
will of. "Wife, Mary, the benefit from all my estate, while my widow, 
Sons, John and Elias, to be put out to trades. Son, Arthur, my 
lands. Executors — wife, Mary, Obadiah Howell and Christopher 
Howell, Jr. Witnesses — George Creed, William Van Veghter, John 
Bryant. Proved Jan. 29, 1772. Lib. 15, p. 355. 

1777, July 5. Howell, Stephen, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'.x — Martha Howell. Fellowbondsman — Stephen Day; both of said 
Co. Witness — Mary Johnson. Lib. 16, p. 518. 

1774, Oct. 7. Hubble, E^llzabeth, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
i will of. Son, Samuel Marsh, 5 shillings. To Joseph Marsh, son of 
i David Marsh, deceased, the salt meadow near Oyster Creek, formerly 
I the property of Joseph Marsh, deceased; of 6 or 7 acres. To Philip 
Marsh, son of David Marsh, deceased, another lot of meadow, near 
the upland in Elizabeth Town Great Meadows, of 5 or 6 acres, which 
I joins land of Abraham Marsh; and both lots to be rented till both 
are 21. To all the children of John Marsh, deceased, a bond against 
George Armstrong, of Morris Co., for £180. Granddaughters, daugh- 
ters of Joseph Marsh, deceased; Phebe, Elizabeth and Hannah all my 
household goods and apparel. Granddaughter, Sarah, wife of Doctor 
Freeman, gold buttons. Elizabeth, daughter of David Marsh, de- 
ceased, silver snuffbox. If there is any overplus, I give the same 
to Jeremiah Marsh, son of Samuel Marsh, and Jacob Marsh, son of 
Joseph Marsh, deceased. Executors — friends, David Ross, 4th, and 
Nehemiah Wade. Witnesses — John Gray, Amy Gray, Isaiah Gray. 
: Proved Dec. 24, 1779. Lib. 22, p. 8. 

1780, Jan. 8. Hudson, Isabel, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
' Adm'r — John Hutson. Fellowbondsman — William Biddle; both of said 
place. 

1779, Dec. 27. Inventory, £1,306.7.6, made by Gideon Clark and 
William Biddle. Lib. 22, p. 17. (See next entry.) 

1780, Jan. 14. Hudson, Isabella, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Hoffman. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Pedrick; both 
of Piles Grove, said Co. Lib. 22, p. 21. (See previous entry.) 

1780, Feb. 14. Hudson, Isaiah, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. 
Ward. Son of William Hudson, of said place, deceased. Said ward 
makes choice of John Hoffman, as Guardian, to look after his real 
and personal estate. 

1780, Feb. 14. Guardian — John Hoffman. Fellowbondsman — Dan- 
iel Pedrick; both of Piles Grove, said Co., yeomen. 

Lib. 22, p. 61. (See Lib. 25, p. 400.) 



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1780, March 24. Hudson, William, of Piles Grove, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Jededlah Hudson. Fellowbondsmen — -Jonathan Barber and 
William Hudson; all of said place. 

1780, March 20. Inventory, £15,778.5.8, made by Artis Seagrave and 
Jonathan Barber. Lib. 22, p. 23. 

1777, Nov. 8. Huestis, Joseph, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Euphema Huestis. Fellowbondsman — John Cannedy [Kennedy], both 
of said Co. 

1777, Nov. 11. Inventory, £153.8.0, made by Edward Pancoast and 
Joseph Ridgway. Lib. 18, p. 619. (See Lib. 24, p. 214.) 

1777, Aug. 11- Hugan, William, of Freehold Township, Monmouth 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, £350, and my large Bible, and, after 
her death, the said Bible is to go to my eldest surviving grand- 
daughter. Grandson, William Kirkpatrick, all the lands I have in 
this Township. Money to be divided into 4 shares, and Martha 
Christie, who has lived with me as a daughter, to have one share, 
and the other 3 shares to my granddaughters, Sarah, Margaret and 
Mary Kirkpatrick, w^hen they are 18. Executors — wife, Mary, James 
Kirkpatrick and Nathaniel Scudder. Witnesses — John Covenhoven, 
John Reed, Jr., Rullf Covenhoven. Proved Dec. 21, 1778. 

Lib. 20, p. 151. 

1779, Oct. 4. Hugen, John, of Chester Township, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary, all my real and personal estate, and, after 
her death, to be sold, and money to be given to my children, and 
my two grandchildren, Ackey, Lukemen and Unice Hugen. If my 
eldest son, John, should return into this State, then, after the death 
of his mother, I give him the lands. Executrix — my wife, Mary 
Hugen. Witnesses — John Pearson, Richard Toy, Joseph Rowand. 
Proved March 18, 1780. 

1779, Nov. 18. Inventory, £95.2.6, made by Andrew Anderson, Jr., 
and Joseph Rowand. Lib. 21, p. 111. 

1775, Aug. 30. Hugg, William, of Gloucester, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Daughter, Sarah Ellis, my house, late in the tenure 
of James Dundas, and to her heirs, but, if she have none, then to 
my son, William, and to his heirs, and, if he have none, then to my 
sons, Joseph and Samuel. Son, Joseph, one of my plantations, for 
several years in his tenure. Son, Samuel, the other plantation, which 
has been in his tenure for several years; also 4 lots of meadows on 
the west side of the King's road; also 12 acres of woodland which I 
bought of Joseph Hugg, deceased. Son, William, my ferry house, 
wharves and stores, with all other lands; also the house called the 
Meadow House. Daughter, Sarah Ellis, £300. Sons, Joseph, Samuel 
and William, rest of my personal and real estate. Executors— sons, 
Joseph, Samuel and William. Witnesses — Samuel Kaighn, Barzillai 
Hugg, Samuel Spicer. Proved Dec. 16, 1775. Lib. 16, p. 471. 

1779, Jan. 18. Hughes, Archibald, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Ball. Fellowbondsman — Richard Price; both of Egg Harbor, 
said Co. Lib. 22, p. 36. 

1779, Sept. 6. Hughes, Charles John, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son of 
Charles Philpot Hughes, of said Co. Guardian — Mary Magdalen 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 261 

Hughes, of Mount Holly, said Co. Pellowbondsman — Robert Burchan. 

Lib. 22, p. 60. 

1770, April 20. Hughes, Charles Philpot, of Northampton Township, 
Burling-ton Co.; will of. Wife, Mary Ma&dalen Hughes, £300. My 6 
children, Maria Philippa, Elizabeth, Catherine, Martha, Charles John 
and Samuel, the remaining £700 of £1,000 left to me by my uncle, 
John Hughes, Esq., of Brecon, South Wales. Witnesses — Samuel 
Stockton, William Howard, Annis Stockton. Proved May 31, 1779. 

1779, May 17. Adm'x — Mary Magdalen Hughes, the widow. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Hugg, of Gloucester Co. Charles Philpot Hughes 
made his will, but did not appoint any Executors. The will was made 
abroad, and one of the witnesses is in France, another being dead, 
and the other unknown. 

1779, June 4. Inventory, £4,950.11.10, made by Peter Shiras, Moses 
Kempton and William Atkinson. 

1783, May 9. Account by Mary Magdalen Hughes, Adm'x of Charles 
Philpot Hughes, of Burlingon Co. Paid Samuel and Kitty Bonnell, 
their portion; also to Patty Hughes, Maria P. Hughes, and to John 
and Elizabeth Hugg. Lib. 21, p. 90; Lib. 22, p. 66. 

1773, Jan. 16. Hugrhes, Jacob, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — Jacob 
Hughes, Esq. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Eldredge; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — ^Jeremiah Eldredge and John Eldredge. 

1773, Jan. 13. Inventory, £1,276.4.0, made by Aaron Eldredge and 
Jeremiah Eldredge. Lib. 14, p. 520. 

1775, July 20. Hyghes, John, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Martha Hughes. Fellowbondsmen — Francis Philpot and 
James Wright; all of said Co. 

1775, June 23. Inventory, £296.2.2, made by Allen Congleton and 
Francis Philpot. Lib. 15, p. 551. 

1777, Sept. 1. Hughes, John, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son and heir 
of John Hughes, of said Co., deceased; he is above the age of 14, and 
has lands in said Co. Guardian — Abraham Bennit. Witnesses — Ellis 
Hughes, Sr., and James Whilldin. File No. 389 E. 

1778, Nov. 24. Hulburd fHalbert], William, of Mendham Township, 
Morris Co.; will of. To my wife, the use of the place I live on, and 
all the goods, till my son, Ephraim, is 21, and then the land to be 
divided between my son, Ephraim Halbert and Jotham and Joshua, 
when they are 21. Executors — Seth Babbet and Artemus Day, both 
of Mendham. My oldest grandson, Johnson, 15 shillings. Son, Ben- 
jamin, a coat. Son, William, a coat. Daughter, Sarah, 10 shillings. 
Daughter, Abigail, 10 shillings. Daughter, Mary, a book. Daughter, 
Hannar Lose, a Bible. Daughter, Rachell, a gown. Daughter, Ruth 
Losey, 15 shillings. Witnesses — James Wilkison, Mary Freeman. 
Proved Jan. 27, 1779. Lib. 20, p. 412. 

1778, Jan. 1. Hule, Thomas, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Robert 
Rule. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Douglass, Jr.; both of Roxbury, said 
Co. Lib. 20, p. 2. 

1760, Sept. 9. Hulet, Robert, of Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Daughter, Mary Potter and Elizabeth Applegate, the 



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plantation where I live, and that plantation I bought of Stephen 
Bucking-ham, and that 100 acres of meadow I bought of Henry Worth. 
Daughter, Margaret Bonnill, that lot I bought of Edward Bonnill, 
her husband, lying on the Shrewsbury road. To my friend, Samuel 
Emley, £30. Executors — friend, Samuel Emley, and my daughters, 
Mary Potter and Elizabeth Applegate. Witnesses — Phinehas Potter, 
Prances Jeffery, John Jeffery. Proved April 22, 1771. 

1771, April 22. Renunciation by Samuel Emley. Lib. K, p. 328. 

1777, Sept. 15. Hull, Jehoakini, of Newton, Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— Samuel Hull. Pellowbondsman — Henry Johnson; both of said Co. 
Witness — Ezekiel Mepeck. 

1777, Aug. 21. Inventory, £26.5.3, made by Henry Johnson and John 
Cox. Lib. 20, p. 3. 

1771, June 3. Hull, Joseph, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Casper 
Shaver. Pellowbondsman — Thomas Anderson; both of said Co. Wit- 
ness — Andrew Armstrong. Lib. 15, p. 106. 

1765, June 1. Hullsey [Halsey], Joseph, of Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co., yeoman; w^ill of. Wife, Abigail Hullsey, use of V2 of my 
farm, and personal estate. Son, Joseph Halsey, the 100-acre lot where 
he lives, and 100-acre lot on north side of Stoney Hill, at a place 
called Turkey, bounded south by Thomas Cushman; also 100-acre lot 
on the said Stoney Hill, joining land of Jeremiah Clark; also V2 of a 
tract, which I bought of my son-in-law, Jeams Miller, of 60 acres, 
and lying on Scotch Plain; also % of 100 acres, joining John Shotwell, 
at Green River; and % of my salt marsh in Elizabeth Town; and all 
my land in Morris County Son, Daniel, land where he lives, of 100 
acres; also 60 acres in the northeast end of land where my son, 
Isaac, lives; also V2 of the land I bought of my son-in-law, Jeams 
Miller, in Scotch Plain; also % of 100-acre lot, joining John Shotwell; 
also Vs of my salt marsh. Son, Isaac, the farm where I live, of 150 
acres, except as above stated, and the rest of the farm where he lives; 
also Vs of that 100-acre lot at Green River; and % of my salt meadow. 
Said sons are to pay legacies to my daughters, Abigail Miller, Re- 
bekah Miller and Sarah Conklin. Son, Daniel, is to pay to my daugh- 
ters, Hanah Miller, Debro Mage and Rachel Mage, £30 each. Son, 
Joseph, shall pay to my daughter. Ana Halsey, £70. Daughters, Debro 
Mage and Ana Halsey, shall have the use of a part of the dwelling 
house, while they are single women. Executors — my friends, Joseph 
Hinds and Samuel Hinds, both of Borough of Elizabeth. Witnesses — 
Charles Clarke, Samuel Roberson, John Stites. Proved Dec. 30, 1771. 

1771, Dec. 19. Inventory, £601.10.6, made by Samuel Williams and 
Robert Clark. Lib. K. p. 408. 

1779, July 31. Hulock, Guisbert, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Eleanor, £250, and she may remain on the place 
where I live, while my widow. Eldest son, Cornelius Hulock, £60, 
when 21. Sons, Cornelius, Henry and Abraham, £50, when they are 
21. My 2 plantations in Amwell Township, where I live, and the other 
in Somerset Co. to be valued when my youngest child is 12 years of 
age, and sons, Cornelius and Abraham, are to have the plantation 
where I live, and Henry is to have the one in Somerset Co. The sons 
are to pay an equal share of the valuation to my 3 daughters, Sarah 
Hulock, Charity Hulock and Anna Hulock. Executors — ^my brother. 



CAIvKNDAR OF WII.LS 1771-1780 263 

Henry Hulock, and my friend, Mathias Houshel. Witnesses — Jacob 
Sutplien, Martin Housell, William Bellis. Proved Sept. 27, 1779. 

1779, Sept. 24. Inventory, £5,665.1.3, made by Joakim Grig-g-s and 
Joshua Corshon. Lib. 23, p. 266. 

1773, Feb. 9. Humphries, Isaac, of Evesham, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Increase Humphries, mother of Isaac Humphries. Fellow- 
bondsman — Daniel Lippincott, yeoman; both of said place. 

1773, Feb. 8. Inventory, £10.15.9, made by Joseph Eves and Daniel 
Lippincott. Lib. 14, p. 519. 

1771, June 6. Humphries, Joshua, of Evesham, Burling-ton Co., car- 
penter; will of. Son, Joshua, one shilling. Daug-hter, Anna Ellis, 
the wife of Thomas Ellis, one shilling-. Sons, Isaac, Samuel and 
Thomas, all my right in Propriety. Wife, Increase, the rest. Execu- 
tors — wife. Increase, and my son, Isaac. Witnesses — Enoch Roberts, 
Agnes Heulings, Abraham Allen. Proved Feb. 9, 1773. 

1773, Feb. 8. Inventory, £43.4.3, made by Joseph Eves and Daniel 
Lippincott. Lib. 14, p. 529. 

1779, May 1. Hunny^vell, John, of Knowlton, Sussex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Rebecca, £25 yearly. To my brother's son, John Hun- 
nywell, £10. Brother, William, father of said John, £5. To Margret 
Hunnywell, daughter of my brother Richard, deceased, £50. To Rachel 
Tanor, daughter of William Tanor, a cow. Executors — wife, Rebecca, 
John McMurtri and Cornelius Albertson. Witnesses — George Mc- 
Murtrie, John Brady, Henry Crosley. Proved Nov. 23, 1779. 

1779, Nov. 18. Inventory, £3,442.9.1, made by William White and 
Robert Allison. Lib. 22, p. 137. 

1774, July 26. Hunsinger, John, of Township and Co. of Gloucester. 
Int. Adm'r — John George Hunsinger. Fellowbondsman — Christopher 
Sickler; both of said place. 

1774, July 26. Renunciation by Mary Hunsinger, the widow of said 
John, being an old woman; desires letters to be given to son, John 
George Hunsinger. Witness — B. Pitfield. 

1774, July 26. Inventory, made by Benjamin Pitfield and Christo- 
pher Sickles, of all the property shown to us by John George Hun- 
singer and Peter Hunsinger. Lib. 15, p. 517. 

1772, Jan. 16. Hunt, Azariah, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Ralph Hunt, son of Azariah. Fellowbondsman — Nathan Hunt; 
both of said place. Witness— Sarah Nuttman. 

1771, Dec. 13. Inventory, £213.8.10, made by John Houghton and 
Nathan Moore. 

1774, Aug. 31. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 15, p. 505. 

1777, Nov. 27. Hunt, Ralph, Sr., of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Ralph Hunt. Fellowbondsmen — James Brearley and John 
Phillips. 

1777, Sept. 13. Renunciation by Frances Hunt, wife of Ralph Hunt. 
Witnesses — Samuel Hunt and Theophilus Phillips. 

1777, Sept. 17. Inventory, £233.14.0, made by James Brearley and 
John Phillips. Lib. 18, p. 622. 



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1773, June 26. Hunt, Samuel, of Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Hugh McAllester, of said place. Fellowbondsman 
— Peter Williamson, of Greenage, said Co. Witness — Furman Yard. 

1773, April 10. Inventory, £42.0.9, made by Peter Williamson and 
Abraham Kline. 

1774, Aug-. 18. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 14, p. 534; Lib. 15, p. 528. 

1774, April 5. Hunt, Col. Samuel, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Brown. Fellowbondsman — Abraham Cottnam; both of said 
Co. Witness — Micajah How. Lib. 15, p. 518. 

1774, May 10. Hunter, Andrew, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. ; will 
of. Brother, Nicolas Hunter, £40; if he is dead, to his children. Sis- 
ter, Elizabeth Carr, £40; if she is dead, to her daughters, Rebeca and 
Elizabeth Carr. Sister, Nancy Willock, of Taughbayn, in Ireland, £20. 
Nephew, Andrew Hunter, £20. Wife, Amy, rest of estate. To the 
College of New Jersey, £100. Executrix — wife. Amy. Witnesses — 
Thomas Reeves, Thankful Reeves, Lewis Howell. 

Codicil. My wife may sell my lands. Witnesses — Thomas Reeves, 
Thankful Reeves, Phebe Ward. Proved Aug. 22, 1775. 

1775, Aug. 21. Inventory, £524.9.3, made by Thomas Maskell and 
Thomas Reeves. Lib. 17, p. 227. 

1774, July 18. Hunting, Jonathan, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Comfort Hunting and John Cobb. Fellowbondsman — John Munson; 
all of said Co. Lib. L, p. 155. 

1778, Jan. 7. Hurley, David, of Gloucester Co.; will of. Sons, James 
and John Hurley, all my lands, as tenants in common. Moveable 
estate to be sold. Daughters, Mary, Susanna and Sarah, £250. Exec- 
utors — Thomas Redman, of Haddonfleld, and my son, James. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Read, Isaac Wood, John Bispham, Jr. Proved Jan. 
24, 1778. Lib. 19, p. 450. 

1780, Aug. 12. Hurten, Joshua, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Hurten. Fellowbondsman — Israel Hedden; both of Newark, said 
Co. Witnesses — John Treat Crane and Robert Neil, Jr. 

1780, Aug. 19. Inventory, £91.10.9, made by Samuel Huntington and 
Alexander Eagles. Lib. 24, p. 24. 

1773, Dec. 25. Husted, Aaron, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, my personal estate. Lands to be sold. Son, 
Aaron, £100, when 21; but if he die under age, then it is to be divided 
between my wife, and my brothers and sisters, Samuel and Moses 
Husted, and Elizabeth Powel, Mary Seely and Ruhame Husted. 
Mother, Elizabeth Husted, a cow. Executor — Silas Newcomb. Wit- 
nesses — Daniel Elmer, Jonah Garrison, Jesse Seeley. Proved Feb. 
23, 1774. 

1773, Dec. 31. Inventory, £53.12.2, made by Daniel Elmer and David 
Husted. Lib. 17, p. 64. 

1775, March 15. Husted, David, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Vs of my personal estate. Son, David, 5 shillings. 
Son, Zephniah, 5 shillings. Son, Jeremiah, 5 shillings. Son, Jonathan, 
5 shillings. Son, Hosea, 5 shillings. Son, Ruben, 5 shillings. Daugh- 
ter, Rhoda Burk, 5 shillings. Son, Joel, all my lands. Executor — 



CAI^ENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 265 

Joel Husted. Witnesses — Silas Newcomb, Samuel Mills, Beath White- 
car. Proved April 6, 1775. 

1775, April 3. Inventory, £26.15.6, made by Samuel Mills and Silas 
Newrcomb. Lib. 17, p. 123. 

1773, Aug. 23. Ilusted, Moses, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will of. 
Wife, % of moveable estate. Son, Samuel, 10 shilling's. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Povv^ell, relict of Richard Powell, deceased, % of the move- 
able estate. Daughter, Mary, the wife of Jesse Seeley, % of the 
moveable estate. Daughter, Ruhamah Husted, % the moveable estate. 
Son, Moses, and son, Aaron, all my lands. Executor — Ephraim Harris. 
Witnesses — Levi Stratton, Amariah Harris, Priscilla Husted. Proved 
Sept. 14, 1773. 

1773, Sept. 13. Inventory, £123.12.8, made by Timothy Elmer and 
Daniel Elmer. Lib. 16, p. 253. 

1776, April 10. Hutchinson, Jonathan, of Windsor Township, Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. Son, Jonathan Hutchinson, a part of my plantation, 
along the lines of John Rogers and Robert Rogers. Son, Daniel, the 
plantation which I bought of James Debow, and 12 acres of that 
which I bought of Isaac Ivens, lying up the mill pond by William 
Cubberley. The rest of my lands I give to my sons, Isaac, James, 
Amos and William. My wife to have the household goods, which I 
had with her, and my daughter, Rachel, to have my cupboard, which 
was her mother's. If my wife refuse to accept what I give her, the 
goods which I had with her to be sold, and the money given to my 
sons. Executors — friend, John Cubberley, and my son, Daniel. Wit- 
nesses — Amos Rogers, John Rice, Abigail Rogers. Proved Jan. 22, 
1777. 

1777, Jan. 16. Inventory, £476.13.3, made by Joseph Lawrence and 
Thomas Lawrie. 

1777, April 4. Account by Executors. Lib. 18, p. 65. 

1777, March 31. Hutchinson, William, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— John Appleget, of said Co. 

1777, March 19. Renunciation by Elizabeth Hutchinson, who says, 
"I do give John Appelgit power to adminster on my goods and cat- 
tels." Witnesses — Samuel Bayles and Peter Gulick. 

1777, March 19. Inventory, £141.18.0, made by Samuel Bayles and 
Peter Gulick. Lib. 18, p. 211. 

1781, April 24. Hutson, Isaiah, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. 
Ward. Son of William Hudson, of said place, deceased. Said Ward 
makes choice of John Tagart as his Guardian, to look after his real 
and personal estate. 

1781, April 24. Guardian — John Tagart, of Piles Grove. Fellow- 
bondsman — Thomas Thompson, of Manington; both of said Co. 

Lib. 23, p. 410. (See next entry.) 

1783, Dec. 10. Hutson, Isaiah, of Salem Co. Ward. Son of William 
Hutson, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of David 
Colson as his Guardian, to look after his real and personal estate. 

1783, Dec. 10. Guardian — David Colson. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Higgins; both of said Co. Lib. 25, p. 400. 



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1776, June 6. Hutson, William, of Manington, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, John Hutson, all my lands after my wife's decease. Ten 
acres of swamp that bounds land of Gideon Clark to be sold. Wife, 
Isable, use of land till her death. Moveable estate to my wife, to 
bring up my children. My 2 sons are to be bound out to trades. 
Daughter, Mary Hutson, a bed. Executors — wife, Isable, and son, 
John. Witnesses — John Pringle, Mary Peterson, William McKasson. 
Proved Feb. 6, 1777. 

1777, Feb. 1. Inventory, £329.12.4, made by Abel Harris and Thomas 
Carney, Jr. Lib. 18, p. 410. 

1778, F"eb. 19. Hyer, William, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
William Hyer. Fellowbondsman — John Van Pelt; both of Middletown, 
said Co. Witness — Margaret Tinney. 

1778, Feb. 16. Renunciation by Mary Hyer, widow of William, in 
favor of her oldest son, William Hyer. Witnesses — Josiah West and 
Peter Van Pelt. Lib. 16, p. 519. 

1775, May 5. Hyler, Martin, of Pequannock, Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Susannah Hyler, widow of said Martin, and Peter Hyler, 
both of said place. Witness — Peter Cook. Lib. M, p. 31. 

1773, Jan. 17. Imlay, Acbsah, of Bordentown, Chesterfield Township, 
Burlington Co.; will of. Son, Robert Imlay, £5. Son, Peter Imlay, 
£5. Son, William Imlay, £5. Daughter, Mary Imlay, a silver "kan." 
Daughters, Mary, Lydia, Elizabeth and Theodocia, silver spoons, when 
18. Executors — my brother, Isaac Pearson, and Joseph Imlay. Wit- 
nesses — Abram Hunt, Robert Pearson, Alexander Ferguson. Proved 
Feb. 24, 1773. 

1773, Feb. 1. Inventory, £120.16.11, made by Samuel Farnsworth 
and Peter Tallman. Lib. 14, p. 528. 

1764, March 25. Ingersul, Benjamin, of Great Egg Harbor Town- 
ship, Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. Daughter, Mary Sooy, £5 and 
Va part of my surviving estate, real and personal. Daughter, Hannah 
Doughtey, another %rd. Wife, Susanna, the other %vd. Executors — 
wife, Susannah, and my son-in-law, Nicholas Sooy. Witnesses — Sam- 
uel Risley, Judith Risley, Joseph Ingersul, Jr. Proved April 14, 1774 

Lib. 16, p. 349. 

1773, May 21. Ingersul, Kbenezer, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co., husbandman; will of. Eldest daughter, Elizabeth Townsand, £5. 
Daughter, Rachel French, £10. Daughter, Susana Ingersul, £10. Wife, 
Mary, all my personal estate, with her paying out V2 of it to my 5 
youngest children, when they come of age. Son, Daniel, when 21, 
plantation where I live, except his mother's dowry. I also give him 
50 acres of swamp at "Mapole Swamp." Executors — wife, Mary, and 
my brother, John Ingersul. Witnesses — Robert P. Tyrrill, Daniel 
Ingersul, Noah Smith. 

1773, May 23. Codicil. Son, Daniel, is to have no part of personal 
estate, but his share is to be divided among his 4 youngest daughters, 
Catherine, Rebicah, Jemime and Mary Ingersul. Witnesses — Noah 
Smith, Robert P. Tyrrill. Proved June 30, 1773. 

1773, June 17. Inventory. £227.12.0, made by Noah Smith and Sam- 
uel Risley. Lib. 16, p. 123. 



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CALENDAR OF WIIvLS I77I-I780 267 

1775, March 6. Ingersiil, John, Sr., of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r 

— Isaac Ingersul. Pellowbondsman — Amos Ireland; both of said Co. 

1775, March 2. Inventory, £148.9.2, made by Amos Ireland and 

Samuel Risley. Lib. 15, p. 535. 

17S0, Jan. 1. Inskeep, Abraham, of Waterford Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, to be provided for by son Abraham. Son, 
Abraham, that part of the plantation where he lives. Son, Joseph, 
place where I live. Sons, Abraham and Joseph, cedar swamp, on a 
branch of Great Eg-g- Harbor River, called Four Mile Beach. Sons, 
Abraham, John and Joseph, my apparel. Remainder to my children, 
John Inskeep, Hannah Inskeep, Sarah Stokes and Priscilla Pine, as 
also my daughter, Sybella Tonkin's 4 children. Executors — Thomas 
Stokes and Abraham Inskeep. Witnesses — Joshua Stokes. John 
Bishop, James Sloan. 

1780, Jan. 13. Codicil. Son, Joseph, to have two working- horses 
and light wag^on. Son, Abraham, my colt. Son, John, my apprentice 
boy, Sasman, the rest of his time. In the place of Thomas Stokes, I 
appoint my son, John, as Executor, with his brother, Abraham. Wit- 
nesses — Joshua Stokes, John Bishop, Samuel Clement. Proved Jan. 
27, 1780. 

1780, Jan. 24. Inventory, £1,524.5.6, made by John Gill and John 
Middleton. 

1780, June 23. Account by Executors. Lib. 21, p. 293; Lib. 22, p. 67. 

1778, Feb. 21. Inslee, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., car- 
penter. Int. Adm'x — Grace Inslee. Pellowbondsman — John Hamp- 
ton, yeoman; both of said Co. 

1778, Feb. 19. Inventory, £92.2.6, made by Charles Jackson, John 
Inslee, Joshua Bloodg-ood and John Vankirk. Lib. 16, p. 517. 

1773, Nov. 18. Iredell, Jonathan, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co., carpenter. Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth Iredell, of said place. Pellow- 
Ixindsman — John Gill, of Newton Township, said Co. Witness — Job 
Whitall. 

1773, Nov. 9. Inventory, £209.11.3, made by Joseph Willcox and 
John Gill. Lib. 15, p. 493. 

1773, Jan. 11. Ireland, Thomas, of Great Egg Harbor Township, 
Gloucester Co.; will of. Son, George, plantation where I live, with 
100 acres that join, which I bought of Gideon Scull. Son, Amos, V2 
of the tract of land belonging to the sawmill, with V2 which is in 
partnership between me and Elias Smith; also Vz of the meadow on 
west side of Great Egg Harbor River, the meadow which Daniel 
Ireland bought of Charles Dingly. Son, Thomas, V2 of the sawmill 
on Great Run, and V2 of the cedar swamp, which is in partnership 
between me and Thomas Champion, when he is of age. Daughter, 
Abigail, one bed more than the other girls, and then the moveable 
estate to be divided between her and my 4 younger daughters, Sophia, 
Jemima, Mary and Silvy. Daughter, Silvy, to have the privilege of 
the new house, joining the old one, as long as she is single. They 
shall all be paid as they come 18. "Wife, Mary, use of the place where 
I live. Sons, George and Thomas, to have trades. Five shillings a-piece 
shall be paid to Sarah, Japheth and Hannah, if demanded. Executors 
— my wife, and John Sommers, son of James Sommers. Witnesses — 
Adam Morris, Jabish Clark, Samuel Alexander. Proved Feb. 16, 1773. 



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1773, Feb. 12. Inventory, £249.8.5, made by Adam Morris and Ama- 
riah Lake. 

1774, April 16. Account by Mary Ireland. A balance is remaining 
due from the estate of Thomas Ireland to the estate of Daniel Ire- 
land. £6.10.1. Lib. 15, p. 521; Lib. 16, p. 110. 

1771, April 19. Isdall, Thomas, of Burlington, Burlington Co., loaf- 
bread baker. Int. Adm'r— Hugh Hartshorne, Esq., of Bristol, Penn- 
sylvania. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Ellis, of Burlington. 

Lib. 15, p. 110. 

1773, Jan. 4. Ivins, E^zekiel, of Chester Township, Burlington Co., 
boatman. Int. Adm'x — Sarah Ivins. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Ivins; 
both of said place. 

1773, Jan. 2. Inventory, £153.6.7, made by Sarah Ivins, widow, Sam- 
uel Ivins and Abraham Woolman. Lib. 14, p. 521. 

1773, April 2. Ivins, Samuel, of Stafford Township, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Sarah Ivins, of said place. Fellowbondsinan — Isaac 
Ivins, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. 

1773, April 1. Inventory, £299.3.11, made by Empson Kirby and 
Joseph Randolph. Lib. 14, p. 519. 

1776, March 21. Iszard, Nicholas, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Derick Peterson. Fellowbondsman — Enoch Stillwill; both of said Co. 
Witnesses — Margaret Bancraft and Hannah Hughes. 

1776, March 19. Inventory, £115.9.3, made by Enoch Stillwill and 
John Cresse. Lib. 16, p. 492. 

1777, April 8. Izard, Michael, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Ephraim Fithian. Fellowbondsman — Lot Fithian; both of said Co. 
Witness — Rachel Clunn. 

1777, June 23. Inventory, £67.16.1, made by Jacob Miller and Oliver 
Russell. 

1779, March 6. Account by Adm'r. Cash paid to Priscilla (ioof, 
Jacob Miller, Margret Bower, Recompence Leek and James Ewing. 

Lib. 16, p. 523; Lib. 18, i». 213. 

1777, Xov. 19. Jackson, James, Jr., of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Edmund Beakes. Fellowbondsman — Hugh Newell; 
both of N. J. 

1777, Nov. 17. Inventory, £734.10.5, made by James Lawrie and 
Hugh Newell. Lib. 16. p. 517. 

1774, March 8. Jackson, Joseph, of Township and Co. of Gloucester. 
Int. Adm'x — Ann Jackson, widow. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Wil- 
liams, yeoman; both of said place. 

1774, Jan. 12. Inventory, £124.18.4, made by John Hedges and Jona- 
than Williams. Lib. 15, p. 522. 

1774, May 21. Jackson, William, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., cord- 
wainer; will of. My friend, Ruben McFerson, £30. Sister, Rachel 
Hewens, V4 the remainder. Sister, Mary Hewens, % the remainder. 
Executor — friend, Thomas McFerson. Witnesses — Joseph Hunt, Wil- 
liam Hunt, Thomas Coate. Proved June 7, 1774. 



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1774, June 3. Inventory, £59.3.6, made by John Case and Thomas 
Coate. 

1775, June 23. Account by Executor. Lib. 15, p. 542; Lib. 16, p. 261. 

1771, Jan. 17. Jagrsard, Robert, of Deptford, Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Mother, Ann Dilks, personal estate, when she is a widow, during her 
life: also my lands, when she becomes a widow, and, afterwards, the 
lands to my sister, Ann Bee, during- her life, and, afterwards, to her 
first heir that keeps the first day of the week. Executors — mother, 
Ann Dilks, and Judah Heritage. Witnesses — Benjamin Heritag^e, 
Patrick Flaningham, John Turner. Proved Feb. 22, 1771. 

1771, Feb. 8. Inventory, £127.3.7%, made by Patrick Flaning-am and 
Benjamin Heritage. 

1775, Jan. 4. Account by Judah Heritage, acting Executor. Paid 
Ephraim Bee, £30. Paid Abram Dilks, 9 shillings. Paid Ann Dilks, 
£46.1.0. Lib. 14, p. 377; Lib. 15, p. 537. 

1774, Oct. 17. James, Deanion, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co., car- 
penter; will of. Mother, Sarah Reeves, £10. Son, David James, shoe 
buckles and 4 shirts, when he is 21. Daughter, Amy James, the cloth- 
ing that was her mother's, when she is 18. Rest of estate to be sold, 
and money to be kept for my children. Son, David, is to be bound 
out when 14 to learn a trade. Executor — Nathan Sheppard. Wit- 
nesses — David Bowen, Benjamin Peck, Joel Fithian. Proved Jan. 
10, 1775. 

1774, Oct. 26. Inventory, £276.8.3, made by Samuel Fithian and 
Obed Hudson. Lib. 17, p. 206. 

1776, May 21. James, Robert, of Downs, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Elenor James and John Bateman; both of Fairfield, said Co. 

1776, May 16. Inventory, £89. 11. 101/2, made by Timothy Elmer and 
Amos Westcott. 

1777, June 13. Account by Adm'rs of Robert James, of Fairfield 
Township. Cash paid Job James, Nathan Shepard, Sarah Riley, 
Margret Shepard, Joseph Bateman. Lib. IG, p. 491; Lib. 18, p. 599. 

1777, Nov. 17. Jarman, Mary, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., widow. 
Int. Adm'r — Ezekiel Jarman. Fellowbondsman — Josiah Parvin; both 
of said place, yeoman. 

1777, April 4. Inventory, £108.4.6, made by Josiah Parvin and Joseph 
Snethen. Lib. 16, p. 511. 

1778, July 31. Jeans, Henry, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Mary Jeans, widow. Fellowbondsmen — John Summerl, Esq., and 
John Hickman, yeoman; all of said place. 

1778, May 30. Inventory, £1,658.4.6, made by John Summerl and 
Thomas Carney, Jr. 

1783, March 31. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 16, p. 508; Lib. 24, p. 245. 

1772, Sept. 11. Jelf, Joseph, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., mer- 
chant; will of. My body is to be buried in the meeting-yard in Eliza- 
beth Town, as near as possible to the bones of my deceased wife, 
Sarah. My wife, Susannah, use of house and lot wheie I live, and 
use of the lot which I bought of Jonathan Hampton, which joins 
Jouat and John Dehart; also use of a small lot, which I bought of 
David Smith in Elizabeth Town; also the yearly interest of £200; 



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also my negro girl, Rose, till she is 18, when she shall go to my 
daughters, Mary Ann, Susannah and Sarah. Daughter, Elizabeth, 
some household goods. Daughter, Mary, some household goods. 
Youngest daughters, Mary Ann, Susannah and Sarah, some household 
goods. Daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Mary Ann, Susannah and Sarah, 
my kitchen furniture. Son, William Bonner Jelf, my gun. Son, 
James Hampton Jelf, negro boy. Peter. Son, William Bonner Jelf, 
my plantation at Roxbury, Morris Co., on Suckasunny Plain, which I 
bought of John Simpson and his mother, the widow Simpson; also 
20 acres of woodland, at Chestnut Ridge, adjoining Benjamin Clark 
and Daniel Cory, which I bought of Elisha Beach; also house and 
land in Elizabeth Town where I live; also the land I bought of Jona- 
than Hampton, joining lands of John Dehart and Cavalier Jouet; 
also the lot I bought of David Smith. Son, James Hampton Jelf, 
my house and lot in Nubtown, Sussex Co., which I purchased of 
Ephraim Darby. Daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, the use of the 
house and lot, where Matthew Hughs now lives; but, when they are 
married, it is to be sold, and the money given to them. Son, James 
Hampton Jelf, £400. Daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Mary Ann, Susan- 
nah and Sarah, £400 each. The plantation at Mendom, Morris Co., 
where Paul Clutter and John Clutter live, to be sold, as also my 
house and lots in Elizabeth Town, which I bought of Jonathan Hamp- 
ton, and which lots are part of the tract formerly belonging to the 
estate of Peter Schuyler, deceased. Children, James, Mary Ann, 
Susannah and Sarah, are under age and unmarried. Executors — son, 
William Bonner Jelf, and my friend, John Chetwood. Witnesses — 
Josiah Wynants, John Bishop, William Winans. Proved Nov. 28, 1772. 

Lib. K, p. 486. 

1777, Oct. 24. Jelf, William, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — Catharine 
Jelf and Hartshorne Fitz Randolph. Pellowbondsman — Mai. McCourn; 
all of said Co. Lib. 18, p. 618. 

1777, April 27. Jelly, Henry, of Bridgeton, Cumberland Co., shoe- 
maker; will of. Wife, Mary Jelly, all my moveable estate, which is 
to be sold after her death, and money put to interest for the support 
of the poor of the Baptist Society of Cumberland, and my house and 
lands to be rented, and the rents given to said poor. Executors — 
said wife, Joseph Sheppard, Philip Sheppard and David Elwell. Wit- 
nesses — Jonathan Barns, Peter Soullard, John Trenchard. Proved 
May 5, 1777. 

1777, May 5. Inventory, £176.16.1, made by Benjamin Mulford and 
John Mulford. 

1778, Oct. 27. Account by Executors. Lib. 16, p. 507; Lib. 18, p. 496. 

1775, March 26. Jenkins, David, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Son, Daniel, % of the plantation where I live, to be taken at the 
north end, by lands of Nicholas Dowdney and Andrew Jenkins. Son, 
Nathaniel, Vs of said lands; and he is to bring up Thomas till he is 
14. Younger son, Thomas, the south % of said land. Eldest daugh- 
ter, Hannah Sheppard, 1/2 of my pewter ware. Youngest daughter. 
Amy Jenkins, 2 beds, when 18. Executors — sons, Daniel and Na- 
thaniel, and they are to sell the land I bought of Zebulon Brooks. 
Witnesses — Nicholas Dowdury, Nicholas Johnson, Nathan Johnson. 
Proved July 29, 1778. 



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1778, July 29. Adm'r — Elisha Swinney. Pellowbondsman — Nicholas 
Dowdury; both of Hopewell Township, Cumberland Co. Witness — 
Nathan Johnson. "Whereas, David Jenkins appointed his 2 sons, 
Daniel and Nathaniel, as his Executors, who are said to have gone 
over to the enemy," etc. 

1778, Aug-. 13. Inventory, £10, made by Isaac Wheaton and Obed 
Hudson. 

1779, Dec. 11. Account by Adm'r with the will annexed. 

Lib. 20, p. 211; Lib. 22, p. 64. 

1779, Aug. 31. Jenkins, Jonathan, of Cape May Co., gentleman; will 
of. Wife, Deborah, use of my lands. Nephew, Abijah Smith, son of 
John Smith, my plantation in the Middle Precinct, at Goshen, which 
I bought of David Smith. Nephew, Silsba Jenkins, son of my brother, 
Nathaniel, my cedar swamp in Upper Precinct, at the Long Bridge. 
Nephew, Evan Jenkins, son of my brother, Nathaniel, the meadow, 
fishing and oyster ground in Middle Precinct, which was left me by 
my father. Brother, Ephraim Jenkins, my apparel. Sister, Rhoda 
Jenkins, £200. Rest of my personal estate to my said nephew, Silba 
Jenkins and Evan Jenkins, and my niece, Hanah Jenkins, daughter 
of my brother, Ephraim. Executors — wife, Deborah, and my friend, 
Jesse Hand. Witnesses — Joshua Hildreth, Elihu Smith, Robert Harris, 
Joseph Sanders. Proved Sept. 27, 1779. 

1779, Sept. 27. Inventory, £17,153.18.7, made by John Holmes and 
Eli Eldredge. Lib. 21, p. 260. 

1778, July 6. Jenkins, Thomas, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co. Ward. Son of David Jenkins, of said place, deceased. Petition 
of Elisha Swinney, in behalf of said infant, who has real and personal 
estate, which descended to him from his father, and said Swinney 
asks to be made his Guardian till he is 14. Guardian — Elisha Swin- 
ney. Pellowbondsman — Furman Sheppard; both of said Co. 

Lib. 18. p. 691. 

1777, Jan. 23. Jennings, Samuel, of Wantage, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Zeviah Jennings, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsman — 
James French, of Scotch Plains, Somerset Co. 

1776, Sept. 28. Inventory, made by James French and Jacob Devore. 

Lib. 16, p. 514. 

1776, May 6. Jennings, Zebulon, Jr., of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Joanna, profits of my land, till my oldest 
son is 21. Daughter, Sarah Jennings, £5, when 18. Sons, Henry, 
Jonathan and Jacob, all my lands. Daughter, Susanna Jennings, £9. 
Sons to be put to trades. Executors — wife, Joanna, and my friend, 
William Darby. Witnesses — Zebulon Jennings, Benjamin High, Jona- 
than Littell, Jr. Proved Nov. 7, 1776, by Zebulon Jennings. 

Lib. 19, p. 191. 

1777, July 24. Jennings, Zebulon, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, use of the plantation where I live. 
Grandchildren, Henry Jennings, Jonathan Jennings and Jacob Jen- 
nings, the said plantation. Executors — wife, Rebecca, and Doctor 
Jedidiah Swan. Witnesses — Abraham Squier, John Squier, Susanna 
Maxell. Proved Nov. 27, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 346. 



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1780, Feb. 19. Jewell, Moses, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rachel Jewell, during her life, the use of a £150 bank 
note, and use of i^ my lands, and moveable estate, and all the pewter 
she brought to me. Son, Seth, that land, called the Swamp, and my 
part of a piece of woodland on the South Mountain. Son, Jonathan, 
my homestead, and the land near Joseph Headly, and a meadow on 
the south side of the road near the said homestead. Sons, Seth and 
Jonathan, all my salt meadow. Daughter, Rebecca Jewell, a bank 
note, bearing date the 7th of April, 1779, of £150, and wearing apparel, 
which was her mother's. To my mother, £100. Executors — friends, 
Michael Osborn and Robert M^ade. Witnesses — Michael Osborn, Wil- 
liam Brant, Jr., Ezekiel Ogden. Proved March 10, 1780. 

1780, March 20. Inventory, £29.5.10, made by Thomas West and 
William Brant. Lib. 21, p. 307. 

1777, April 10. Je'well, Thomas, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Elinor Jewell. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Van Etta; both 
of said Co. Witness — Joseph McCollough. 

1777, March 28. Inventory, £274.8.7, made by Thomas Van Etten 
and Tunis Young. Lib. 20, p. 3. 

1777, Nov. 14. Jevrell, Thomas, of Hunterdon Co., wheelwright. Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth Jewell. Fellowbondsman — Absalom Runyan; both 
of Kingwood, said Co. Witness — Joseph Burwell. 

1777, Nov. 13. Inventory, £254.12.11, made by Joseph Burwell and 
Daniel Potts. Lib. 16, p. 516. 

1777, March 29. Job, George, of South Amboy, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, the profits of my plantation, except 
what is given to my son, Peter, during her life, in lieu of her right 
to my other lands. Eldest son, Peter, 100 acres where he lives, which 
is by Millstone Brook Bridge, on the north side thereof, and 50 acres 
which join thereto. Second son, Isaiah Job, plantation where he 
lives, on the south side of Millstone Brook. Youngest son, Robert 
Job, £200, when of age. Grandson, Daniel Egbert, £20. Daughters, 
Amey, Rachel, Rebeckah, Ann, Elizabeth and Ose, the rest of personal 
estate. After my wife's death, my plantation to be sold, and the 
money is to be divided among my 6 daughters, so as to make £200 
to each, and, if there is any left, to be divided between all my 9 chil- 
dren. Executors — friends. Rev. Isaac Still and John Wetherill, Jr., 
and my wife, Elizabeth. Witnesses — Daniel Dey, Richard Davie, 
Nathaniel Randolph. Proved June 4, 1778. 

1777, April 19. Inventory, made by Thomas Dye and William Dye. 

1811, Oct. 15. Petition. Whereas George Job of South Amboy made 
will 29 of March, 1777, and shortly after died, and among other things 
gave to his wife, Elizabeth, the profits of his plantation, during her 
life, and, after her death, should be sold, and the money divided 
among his daughters, Amy, Rachel, Rebecca, Ann, Elizabeth and 
Osse, so far as to make £200 to each, and if any should be left, to 
his 9 children. His wife, Elizabeth, who was the acting Executrix, 
has enjoyed the said plantation to within a few months, when she 
also died, and Isaac Still, another Executor, is dead, and John Weth- 
erill, the other Executor, did never qualify, and now refuses to do 
so, and the Executors can no longer sell the said land, and the heirs 
of said George Job are dispersed and hard to be found, and some of 
them are minors, and now a title cannot be made, without an Act 



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of the Legislature; hence this petition. And, further, the said Amy 
Job is one of the daughters and is a subscriber, and Redford Job 
represents the shares of Rachel and Rebecca, by conveyances from 
them, and Ann and Elizabeth are dead, whose children cannot be 
got at, and Osse married Thomas Parker. Therefore we pray to have 
a bill passed, whereby Redford Jobs and Thomas Parker can make 
sale and convey the same. Signed Thomas Parker, Osse Parker, 
Abraham Barkelew, George J. Barkelew, Amy Job and Redford Job. 

Lib. 20, p. 207. 

1774, Jan. 15. Jobs, Rebeckah, of Hunterdon Co. Ward. Daughter 
of John Lewis, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward is under coverture 
of John Jobs, and, being under 21, makes choice of Abrahain Bonnel 
and Mahlon Taylor as her Guardians. Guardians — Abraham Bonnel 
and Mahlon Taylor; both of said Co. Witness — Furman Yard. 

Lib. 15, p. 513. 

[]Vo date.] Johns, Robart, of Monmouth Co. Inventory, made by 
John Slocum and Nathaniel Slocum. File No. 4815 M. 

1779, June 1. Johnson, Ananias, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Roda Johnson. Fellowbondsman — Hosea Lawrance; 
both of said Co. Witness — Preston Bishop. 

1779, June 1. Inventory, £1,015.8.2, made by John Woodruff and 
Preston Bishop. Lib. 22, p. 11. 

1777, Feb. 19. Johnson, Andries, of Green-\vich, Sussex Co.: will of. 
Son, Court Johnson, % of my real. To my wife, £12 a year. Son, 
David, rest of real. Witnesses — John Vliet, Robert Johnston, William 
Kitchen. Proved March 26, 1777. 

1777, March 26. Adm'r with will annexed — David Johnson. Fellow- 
bondsmen — Coart Johnson and Christlon Sharps; all of said Co. 

1777, March 22. Inventory, £692.16.6, made by Daniel Vliet and 
Christion Sharps. Lib. 20, p. 170. 

1774, Nov. 15. Johnson, Ann, of Kingwood Township, Hunterdon 
Co. Ward. Daughter of Francis Quick, of said place, deceased. Said 
Ward makes choice of John Grigg as her Guardian. 

1775, Feb. 21. Guardian — John Grigg. Fellowbondsman — John 
Tuckniss; both of Amwell, said Co. Witnesses — Rebecca Frazer and 
Sarah Treadwell. Lib. 15, p. 542. 

1776, Oct. 17. Johnson, David, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Unice, £100. Son, Nathaniel, I/2 of the upper lot, which I bought of 
Stephen Johnson. Son, David, the house and the lower part of the 
lot, where he lives, and Vs of the upper lot, which I bought of Stephen 
Johnson. Son, Jotham, the part of my homestead v^rhere I live; also 
nny right to lands in New Foundland, in Sussex Co. Sons, Nathaniel, 
Jotham, David, Jabez and Timothy, the rest of my lands in Essex Co. 
Sons, Nathaniel and Jotham, \i> of my lands at Toms Point, in Morris 
Co. Sons, David Johnson, Jabez Johnson and Timothy Crane Johnson, 
the other V2 at Toms Point. Daughter, Phebe Johnson, £40. Daugh- 
ter, Martha Day, £60. Executors — sons, Nathaniel and Jotham. Wit- 
nesses — Daniel Beach, John Pierson, Jesse Robords. I'roved March 
3, 1778. 

[No date.] Inventory, £377.15.10, made by Obediah Meeker and 
Samuel Curry. Lib. 18, p. 677. 

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1773, April 20. Johnson, Gzekiel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Sons, Phinehas and Isaiah, £5 each. Three oldest daughters, Phebe 
Taylor, Comfort Brown and Caturah Vensent, a cow and a Bible to 
each. Three young-er daughters, Luse, Sarah and Rhodah, £25 each, 
when 18. Son, Caleb, all my lands. Executor — son, Caleb. Witnesses 
— Samuel Tompkins, Moses Smith. Proved May 30, 1774. 

Lib. L, p. 191. 

1780, Feb. 28. Johnson, Jacob, of Hanover, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Anne, % of my personal estate, and ^^ of what the 
land shall sell for. Children to be kept at school till they are 14. 
Sons, Noah, Mahlon and Jacob, to have what is not given to their 
mother. Executors — friends, Capt. James Keen and Gershom Gard. 
I have 10 acres on the mountain, above Shubal Tobrige; also 33 acres 
on the mountain, that is in 2 lots; also 32 acres in Persepening and 
bought of David Baker; all of which are to be sold, and % the money 
given to my wife. Witnesses — Aaron Marsh, Jacob Whitehead, Tim- 
othy Johnes. Proved April 27, 1780. 

1780, April 28. Inventory, £15,702.17.6, made by Daniel Gard and 
Jacob Hall. Lib. 22, p. 327. 

1778, Jan. 2. Johnson, Jacobus, of Alexandria, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Andrew Keephart. Fellowbondsman — John Gulick; both of 
said place. 

1777, March 8. Inventory, £176.7.2, made by John Gulick and Samuel 
Everitt. 

1783, April 10. Account by Adm'r. 

1790, May 6. Account by Adm'r. 12 years rent of the farm, subject 
to widow's thirds. Lib. 16, p. 512; Lib. 26, p. 323. 

1778, June 3. Johnson, Jacobus, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife to be maintained, and £20 yearly. Son, Jacob James Johnson, 
the house and lands where I live, and the 46 acres of woodland join- 
ing it. Son, Peter, the plantation that joins to Moore and Probasco, 
and, if there should be any claim on said land by an Aunt, now living, 
then my son, Jacob James, shall bear one-half. Daughters, Alice, 
Sarah and Anna, £300 each. Executors — Jacob Runk, Cornelius Stout 
and Cornelius Johnson. Witnesses — Joseph Clark, Henry Womborg. 
Proved Oct. 24, 1778. 

1778, Oct. 16. Inventory, £2,011.3.0, made by Samuel Furman and 
Jacob Fisher. 

1785, Feb. 17. Account by Cornelius Stout and Cornelius Johnson, 
surviving Executors. 

1788, April 1. Account by Executors. Lib. 20, p. 53; Lib. 27, p. 117. 

1771, Aug. 22. Johnson, John, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co. Ward. Son of John Johnson, of said place, deceased. Said Ward 
makes choice of John Hughes as his Guardian. Guardian — John 
Hughes. Fellowbondsman — 'Thomas Clark; both of said place. Wit- 
ness — Franklin Davenport. Lib. 15, p. 142. 

1776, Oct. 3. Johnson, John, of Mendham Township, Morris Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, John, the land I purchased of my father, on 
the north side of Succesunnah road, where my son lives; also 10 acres 
on the west end of land I purchased of Eliphalet Lewis. Rest of 
lands to be sold. Wife, Jane, Va niy personal estate, and the rest to 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I78O 275 

my sons and daughters. Executors — son, John, my wife, Jane, and 
my brother-in-law, Jacob Dotey. Witnesses — Thomas Coe, Abraham 
Day. Proved June 26, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 133. 

1772, Sept. 12. Johnson, Mary, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Mary Gouvernuer, £100 and my negro man, William. 
Daughter, Experience Gouvernuer, V2 of my linen. Son, Benjamin 
Johnson, use of my sword, and, after his death, to his eldest son. 
Son, Robert Johnson, a bed. Grandson, Joseph Johnson, son of John 
Johnson, deceased, my silver tankard. Granddaughter, Rebecca John- 
son, some household goods. Granddaughter, Mary Johnson, the 
daughter of my son, James Johnson, some goods. Executors — son- 
in-law, Samuel Gouvernuer, and my daughter, Mary Gouvernuer. 
Witnesses — Ellenor Troup, Thomas Curry, Lewis Ogden. Proved July 
28, 1774. Lib. L, p. 214. 

1778, Ans. 13. Johnson, Mathias, of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £6 a year and % my personal estate. 
Eldest son, William, plantation on which he lives, and a little lot 
that joins it; also a little lot that joins John Cavilear. Son, Jacob, 
plantation where he lives, the east side of the old Micckin Road to 
the Hill Buck Shootum. Son, Jonathan, my homestead. Son, Mathias, 
plantation on which Peter Cavelear, Sr., lives. Sons, Joseph and 
Uriah, the land at Pine Creek, that I bought of Frances French. Son, 
Esiah, land at the head of plantation set out to Mathias. Sons, Jona- 
than and Mathias, all other lands. Sons, Uriah and Asiah, to be bound 
out at age of 15. Daughters, Elizabeth and Hannah, 2 cows each; 
also £20 each, when 18. Executors — sons, William and Jonathan. 
Witnesses — Edward Lewis, Moses Robins, John Cavileer. Proved 
Nov. 26, 1778. 

1778, Nov. 23. Inventory, £1,979.18.6, made by Lewis Darnell and 
John Cavileer. Lib. 20, p. 184. 

1777, Dec. 10. Johnson, Moses, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. To 
the sons of my sister, Elizabeth Nicholls, that is, to David Nicholla, 
Jedediah Johnson Nicholls, Isaac Nicholls, Samuel Nicholls and Mosea 
Nicholls, as tenants in common, the house and lot where I live; also 
the 1/^ of that land at Wolf Harbor of 15 acres; also that lower lot 
of fresh meadow, next to Thomas Canfield, at Wheeler's Point, of 15 
acres: also the \^ part of the salt meadow at Bound Creek, of 7 acres; 
also % parts of land known as Colmer's Lot, of 12 acres; also h^ of 
that lot in The Neck Gate, called Widow Turner's Lot, of 10 acres; 
also the salt meadow at Wheeler's Point, of 10 acres. To the sons 
of my sister, Hannah Crane, that is, to Sears, Azariah and Mathias 
Crane, as tenants in common, V6 of that lot at Wolf Harbor, of 15 
acres; also the upper lot of fresh meadow at Wheeler's Point, next 
to Jonas Baldwin, of 10 acres. Nephew, Isaac Shipman, the i/i of 
that lot, lying in the back lane, between Benjamin Coe and Elijah 
Crane, of 7 acres; also a salt meadow, lying over Maple Island Creek, 
of 3 acres; also % part of the Coleman Lot, of 12 acres. To the 
other sons of my sister, Abigail Margaret Shinman, V2 of salt meadow 
at Bound Creek, of 7 acres. To nephew, Jedediah Beach, V2 of the 
salt meadow at Morris Creek, of 7 acres. Sister, Abigail Johnson, 
£200. To the daughters of my sisters, Elizabeth Nicholls, Hannah 
Crane, Deborah Beach and Margaret Shipman, the rest of my personal 
estate. One-half of the lot in the back lane; that lot called Flaggy 



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Swamp, of 10 acres; i^ of the lot in Neck Gate, called the Widow- 
Turner Lot, of 10 acres; % of salt meadow at Morris Creek, of Tacus, 
to be sold. Executors — brothers-in-law, Robert Nicholls and John 
Crane. Witnesses — Jonas Baldwin, Elias Crane, Elias Boudinot. 
Proved Sept. 4, 1778. 

1778, Nov. 25. Inventory, £312.15.4, made by Thomas Longworth 
and Samuel Curry. Lib. 20, p. 15. 

1771, fio^. 9. Johnson, Paul, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Peter Johnson and Jacob Shull; both of said place, yeoman. 

1771, Nov. 6. Inventory, £173.6.6, made by John Buck and Constant 
Peck. Lib. 14, p. 414. 

1778, Sept. 25. Johnson, Philip, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
James Johnston and Rachel Johnston. Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Johnston; all of said Co. Lib. 22, p. 21. 

1773, July 19. Johnson, Samuel, of Salem Co.; will of. Daughter, 
Phebe Johnson, £35, when of age to receive it. Daughters, Elizabeth 
Johnson, Jemime Johnson, Rhoda Johnson, Nancy Johnson, Lidia 
Johnson and Loring Johnson, to each £20, when they are 18. My only 
son, Samuel, all my 200 acres of land; and the land on the south of 
the road to be sold, as also 12 acres of cedar s^vamp. Executors — 
brother, John Johnson, and my wife, Jemime. Witnesses — William 
Outman, John Outman, Martha Abbit. Proved Oct. 13, 1780. 

1773, Sept. 17. Inventory, £247.2.2, made by Samuel Mead, Sr., and 
John Dendelspeck. Lib. 23, p. 367. 

1777, Feb. 25. Johnson, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, £50. Daughter, Abigail Johnston, £50. Granddaugh- 
ter, Sarah Johnson, 14 of that land near Wolf Harbor. Granddaugh- 
ter, Hannah Johnson. % of that land lying between Benjamin Coe 
and Elizabeth Crane. Granddaughter, Deborah Johnson, i^ of that 
lot near David Coleman. That lot joining Joseph Camp to be sold, 
and money given to Moses Johnson (my son), and my daughters, 
Deborah Beech, Hannah Crane, Margaret Shipman, Elizabeth Nicholls 
and Abigail Johnson. Son, Moses, the rest of my lands. Executors — 
son, Moses, and son-in-law, Robert Nicholls. Witnesses — Thomas 
Longworth, Jr., Elias Crane, John Ogd.en. Proved Dec. 10, 1777. 

Lib. 19, p. 368. 

1767, June 24. Johnson, Sarah, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Granddaughters, Phebe Johnson and Martha Johnson, children of my 
son, David Johnson, £5, when 18. Granddaughter, Catharine Pierson, 
daughter of my son, Uzal Ward, £7. Granddaughters, Sarah Ward 
and Jemima Ward, daughters of my son, Uzal Ward, by my lately 
deceased daughter, Martha, £7 each, when 18. Granddaughters, Sarah 
Banks and Martha Banks, daughters of my daughter, Catharine 
Banks, £10 each, when 18. Granddaughter, Mary Johnson, daughter 
of my son, Thomas Johnson, deceased, £10, when 18, but, if she die, 
then to go to the children of my grandson, Stephen Johnson, son of 
my son, Thomas, deceased. To Jonathan Johnson, son of my grand- 
son, Stephen, £10, when 18. To the First Presbyterian Church of 
Newark, £5. Sons, David Johnson and Stephen Johnson, the remain- 
der. Executors — sons, David Johnson and Stephen Johnson. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Day, Elizabeth Ogden, David Richards. Proved Aug. 
8. 1778. 



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1778, June 1. Renunciation by Stephen Johnson. 

1778, Aug-. 8. Adm'r — Jotham Johnson, with will annexed. David 
Johnson, one of the Executors, died, and the other renounced. Wit- 
nesses — William Burnet, Jr., and Samuel Ailing-, Jr. Lib. 20, p. 123. 

1773, June 23. Johnson, William, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Anna Johnson, widow. Fellowbondswoman — Hannah Quick, widow; 
both of said Co. Lib. 14, p. 534. 

1774, April 5. Johnson, William, of Salem Co. Ward. Son of John 
Johnson, of said place, deceased. Said Ward, having lands devised 
to him by his father, makes choice of John Dickeson as his Guardian. 

1774, April 5. Guardian — John Dickeson, of said Co., yeoman. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — David Smith, of Salem, hatter, and Aaron Bettel, of 
Penns Neck, yeoman; both of said Co. Pile No. 1600 Q. 

1773, Sept. 28. Johnston, LeTfis, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
doctor of Physick; will of. Sons, John Johnston and Heathcoat John- 
ston, all my shares of Propriety in East Jersey. The rest of real 
estate to be sold, and the money given to my children, Heathcoat, 
Ann and Margaret. My son, John, has been provided for. Executors 
— James Parker, John Smyth, and my son, Heathcoat. Witnesses — 
John Johnston, Peter Barberie, John Thomson. Proved Jan. 12, 1774. 

Lib. L, p. 83. 

1779, Oct. 7. Johnston, William, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Connover, of said Co. P''ellowbondsmen — Joacham Gulick 
and Joshua Higgins. Witness — Mary Carman. 

1779, Nov. 6. Inventory, £1,847.2.0, made by Joshua Higgins and 
Joacham Gulick. Lib. 22, p. 24. 

1774, July 18. Jones, Caleb, of Morris Co. Ward. Son of Caleb 
Jones, of Essex Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of John Carle 
as his Guardian. 

1774, July 18. Guardian — John Carle, of Morristown, Morris Co. 

Lib. L, p. 155. 

1777, March 11. Jones, Daniel, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Mary Jones. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Dixson; both of said Co. Wit- 
nesses — Abial Shaw and Jeremiah Nixon. 

1777, Jan. 30. Inventory, £128.9.7, made by Abial Shaw and Jeremiah 
Nixon. 

1778, Aug. 28. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 18, p. 210; Lib. 18, p. 691. 

1777, May 17. Jones, Elijah, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Son, Israel, my 2 lots of land. Daughter, Susannah, £30. Daughter, 
Betsy, £50. Daughter, Jemima, £50. Daughter, Mary, £50. Wife, her 
thirds, while my widow. Legacies to be paid as they come of age. 
Executors — wife, Marcy, and my brother, Ralph. Witnesses — Isaac 
Howell, Benjamin Green, Benjamin Hendrickson. Proved July 26, 
1779. 

1779, July 23. Adm'r — Daniel Peirson. Fellowbondsman — John 
McCollum; both of Trenton. 

1777, July 2. Inventory, £231.12.0, made by James Burroughs and 
Ralph Laning. Lib. 20, p. 361; Lib. 22, p. 27. 



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1778, Oct. 7. Jones, Henry, of Cape May Co., Captain. Int. Adm'rs 
— Robert Jones and George Aston, of Philadelphia. Fellowbondsman 
— Capt. Jonathan Jenkins, of Cape May. Witnesses — John Hunt and 
John Hand. 

1778, Oct. 7. Inventory, £1,287.15.1, made by John Holmes and 
Jonathan Jenkins. Lib. 22, p. 42. 

1775, Oct. 17. Jones, Isaac, of Morris Co.; will of. Kinsman, Isaac 
Jones, upon Stony Hill, in Elizabeth, Essex Co., all my rights to 
lands in the Great Swamp, and my house and homestead, and the 
rest of real and personal to be sold, and the money I give to my 
wife, Magdalen. Executors — friends, John Simson and Isaac Jones. 
Witnesses — Jonathan Elmer, David Elmer, Jr., Sarah Simpson. Proved 
Jan. 19, 1776. Lib. M, p. 6. 

1770, July 23. Jones, Jemima, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Ward. 
The pe'tition of Daniel Peirson and Susannah, his wife (which Susan- 
nah is sister to Jemima Jones, daughter of Elijah Jones, of Trenton, 
deceased), states that Elijah Jones hath left with his widow, mother- 
in-law to Jemima, the said girl who is under 14 years of age, and 
has personal estate that needs care; and her education having been 
neglected by Marcy Jones, wido^v of Elijah, and mother-in-law to 
said child, and being other ways very ill treated by the said Marcy, 
we pray that the Guardianship may be granted to said Daniel Peirson 
till the child is 14 years of age Signed by Daniel Peirson. It was so 
ordered. Lib. 22, p. 60. 

1771, Dec. 31. Jones, Jonas, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Jones. Fellowbondsman — John Porch; both of 
said place, yeomen. 

1771, Dec. 26. Inventory, £11.15.7, made by John Porch and John 
Turner. Lib. 14, p. 413. 

1777, Aug. 20. Jones, Josiah, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'rs — Mary 
Jones and Jacob Lewis; both of Evesham. Fellowbondsman— Thomas 
Smith, of Northampton, said Co. Lib. 18, p. 610. 

1767, Feb. 2. Jones, Rachel, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co., widow 
of Daniel Jones, Sr. ; will of. To Seviah Jones, the eldest daughter 
of Samuel Jones, my oldest son, deceased, 5 shillings. Daughters, 
Esther McCurday, the wife of James McCurday, and Hannah Huff, 
the wife of Garshum Huff, 5 shillings each. Daughter, Rachel Jones, 
all my land and moveables that shall be left, except V2 my clothing, 
which I give my daughter, Mary Layton, the wife of John Layton. 
If my daughter, Rachel, should die, then I give her share to my 
daughters, Hannah Hull and Mary Layton. Executors — brother, 
James Compton, and my daughter, Rachel Jones. Witnesses — Jere- 
miah Sutton, John Pound, Abner Sutton. Proved May 3, 1774. 

1774, April 28. Inventory, of the estate of "Rachel Doty," late 
Rachel Jones, made by Jonathan Ayers and Abner Sutton. 

Lib. L, p. 142. 

1777, Dec. 4. Jones, Ralph, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, ^ of the profits of the real estate. Son, Israel, £60. 
Daughter, Sarah, £10. Son, Joseph, my land. Daughter, Rebecca, £50. 
Granddaughter, Mary Mount Collom, £30, when 18. Son, Joseph, and 



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daughter, Rebecca, are under age. Executors — wife, Mary, and my 
brother-in-law, James Burroughs. Witnesses — Obadiah Howell, John 
Nowland, Charles Axford, Jr. Proved Dec. 22, 1777. 

1777, Dec. 19. Inventory, £471.2.9, made by Nathaniel Furman and 
Obadiah Howell. Lib. 19, p. 421. 

1778, Oct. 26. Jones, Samuel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Isaac Freeman, carpenter. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Jaques, 
farmer; both of said place. 

1781, June 20. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 16, p. 529; Lib. 24, p. 76. 

1770, Sept. 8. Jones, William, of Bedminster, Somerset Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Frances, £50 and the goods she brought at our mar- 
riage. Eldest son, Thomas, £20. Son, Jonathan, £200. Son, William, 10 
shillings. Daughter, Phebe, the wife of John Moor, £60. Daughter, 
Hannah, the wife of Aurther Henery, 10 shillings. Son, Samuel, rest 
of real and personal. Executors — wife, Frances; son, Samuel, and 
my friend, Robert Barkley. Witnesses — Alexander McEowen, John 
McDowel, Mathew McDowel. Proved March 13, 1771. Lib. K, p. 312. 

1776, Nov. 5. Jones, William, of Bridge Town, Cumberland Co., 
wheelwright. Int. Adm'x — Abigail Jones. Fellowbondsman — Jona- 
than Elmer; both of said Co. Witness — Bphraim Harris. 

1776, Aug. 23. Inventory, £68.9.1, made by Benjamin Mulford and 
Jonathan Elmer. Lib. 18, p. 53. 

1772, Feb. 6. Joralemon, James, of Newark Township, Essex Co. 
Ward. Son of Richard Joralemon, of said place. Said Ward makes 
choice of Reynier Brown and Joseph Kingsland as his Guardians. 
Guardians — Reynier Brown and Joseph Kingsland; both of said place. 
Witness — John Thomson. Lib. K, p. 381. 

1777, Dec. 22. Joralemon, James, of Second River, Essex Co.; will 
of. Mother, Sarah Joralemon, to be maintained, while a widow. 
Friend, Margaret Wauters, £40. Hendrick I. Brown, now living on 
my farm, may take away from said farm all live stock. To Mary 
Brown, wife of said Hendrick I. Brown, bed and bedding. To Enoch 
Powelson, the bed that is at his house. Aunt, Libethy Dow, the little 
place she lives on, of 4 acres. Friend, Thomas Joralemon, son of 
my uncle, Cornelius Joralemon, a gun. Friend, Garret Hoeghoort, a 
coat. Friend, Janey Haeghoort, the iron pot at her house. Friend, 
Rynear Brown, my farm. Executors — William King and John D. 
Vesney. Witnesses — James Brown, Paul Huston, Anthony Brown. 
Proved Jan. 15, 1778. Probate granted to William King and John 
Devesny. Lib. 18, p. 651. 

1774, Sept. 6. Jordan, James, of Mendham Township, Morris Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Margaret Jordan, the widow. Fellowbondsmen — Samuel 
Niblak and Samuel McElrath; all of said place. Lib. M, p. 36. 

1774, Jan. 18. Jordan, Zachariab, of Manington, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth Jordan, of said place. Fellowbondsmen — Michael 
Jordan, of said place, and Peter Emmel, of Salem, said Co. 

1773, Nov. 2. Inventory, £91.3.6, made by William Harvy and Elisha 
Bassett. Jr. Lib. 15, p. 520. 



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1775, April 19. Kalshet, Matthias, of Mansfield Woodhouse, Sussex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Harber Tine Colshit, all she brought when I mar- 
ried her, and £12 yearly. Son, Matthias, farming utensils. Daughter, 
Catherine, the wife of Jeremiah Sleight, and daughter, Heartt, the 
wife of John Brecaw, and daughter, Alshe, the wife of Yeorick Click- 
oner, and daughter, Tineshe, the wife of Jacob Hoffman, and daugh- 
ter, Mary, the wife of Richard Mackey, and daughter, Yonokee, the 
wife of William Debnam, the rest. Executors — Jacob Hoffman and 
William Debnam, my sons-in-law. Witnesses — John Lungen, Daniel 
Doughty, Richard Shackleton. 

1777, July 30. Inventory, made by John Lungen and John Pittenger. 
The testator died June 20, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 252. 

1771, Oct. 19. Kani, Linard, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co., wheel- 
wright; will of. Wife, Margaret Kam, to enjoy my lands, while my 
widow. Son, Simon, the old plantation, of 102 acres, and, if he die 
without issue, then to my son, Jacob. Son, Jacob, my new plantation, 
of 95 acres; also 8 acres of meadow on Raccoon Creek. Executors — 
wife, Margaret Kam, and friend, John Right. Witnesses — James 
Mathews, Jacob Medcary, William Guest, Sr. Proved April 17, 1773. 

1772, Nov. 26. Inventory, £169.4.11, made by William Guest and 
George Aielce. Lib. 16, p. 39. 

1761, Dec. 11. Karmer, Abraliain, of Wallpeck, Sussex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, John, a negro. Sons, John and Jacobus, all real estate, 
after the death of my wife, Sarah. Daughters, Cristena Cole, wife of 
Andris; Elizabeth Pressler, widow of John Pressler; Liddea Karmer, 
and Angenetje Karmer, each £30. John Pressler, son of Elizabeth, 
£15. To John Van Wyen and Henrecus Van Wyen, sons of Arther 
Van Wyen, £10. Executors — friends, Cornells Westbrook and William 
Ennes. Witnesses — Arther Van Wyen, Daniel Cortrecht, John Ward. 
Proved April 8, 1771. 

1771, May 8. Inventory, £450.2.0, made by Joseph Westbrook and 
Aurt Vandyke. Lib. 14, p. 351. 

1778, Aug. 5. Katt, George, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — ^Mary Katt and Michael Katt, of said place. Fellowbonds- 
man — John Helms, of said place, and Thomas Parker, of Piles Grove, 
said Co. 

1778, March 14. Inventory, £377.10.6, made by John Helms and 
Thomas Parker. Lib. 16, p. 529. 

1771, June 3. Ivay, Josiali, of Waterford Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Francis Kay, 2 acres of cedar swam,p, being 
part of a tract which I bought of John Powell, and are the same 2 
acres which have been called his, and lie next to the swamp belong- 
ing to the Heritages; also my cedar swamp at Squankum, which I 
bought of Joshua Kearn. To my son, Francis' 3 children, Samuel, 
John and Mary, £5 apiece. Son, Isaac, plantation where I live, with 
a meadow over the creek, and joins land of Francis and the tract of 
land joining said plantation, which I bought of John Gill; also the 
rest of the cedar swamp which I bought of John Powell, and 2 acres 
of cedar swamp on the Great Egg Harbor River, or a branch thereof. 
Grandsons, Josiah Kay and Isaac Kay, children of my son, Joseph, 
deceased, the plantation which I bought of William Cobb, lying on 
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River, when they are of age. Granddaughter, Rebecca Kay, daughter 
of my son, Joseph, when she is 18, the sum of £100. Daug-hter-in- 
law, Ann Kay, widow of my son, Joseph, £100, and the use of plan- 
tation where I live. Grandson, John Parker, son of my daughter, 
Elizabeth, deceased, £50, when he is 21. Son, Isaac, V2 of my Pro- 
priety lands, and the other Vs I give to my grandsons, Josiah and 
Isaac. I give £15 to Haddonfleld Preparative Meeting, Vs for Haddon- 
fleld particular meeting-house and graveyard, and the other 1/2 for 
Newton in like manner. Executor — son, Isaac Kay. Witnesses — John 
Gill, Joseph Kay, Thomas Redman. Proved Oct. 24, 1771. 

1771, Oct. 24. Inventory, £586.8.7, made by John Gill and Thomas 
Redman. Lib. 15, p. 172. 

1~~2, Aug. 8. Kay, Josiah, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of Isaac 
Kay, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of John Gill as 
his Guardian. Guardian — John Gill, of said Co. Fellowbondsman — 
Daniel Ellis, of Burlington Co. Lib. 14, p. 435. 

1774, July 25. Kearny, Barnabas, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — John Conway. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Barron; both 
of said place. 

1774, July 25. Renunciation, by Ann Kearney, widow, in favor of 
John Conway. 

1774, July 27. Inventory, £91.17.6, made by Thomas Hadden, Jr., and 
Robert P. Randolph, Jr. 

1775, Dec. 13. Account by Adm'r. Lib. L, p. 155. 

1767, AuS' 15. Kearny, James, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Daughters, Catherine, Mary, Anne, Margaret and Sarah, all real 
and personal estate, after debts are paid, only my wife to have the 
choice of a negro woman. My wife can have the use of personal and 
real estate to bring up my daughters, till they are 18. Executors — 
my wife. Captain Samuel Reed, of Freehold, and John Burrowes, mer- 
chant, of Middletown. Witnesses — Gilbert Tennent, John Cochran, 
Thomas Hunn. 

1772, Nov. 3. Codicil. To my wife, Agness, £100, and the cow she 
brought at the time of our marriage. I desire that my 3 youngest 
daughters, Anna, Margaret and Sarah, should be with and under the 
care of their grandmother, Mary Read. Witnesses — Andrew Brown, 
James Kearny, Jr., Jo. Burrowes. Proved Aug. 16, 1773. Lib. L, p. 15. 

1770, April 25. Kearny, Philip, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Isabella, all the land which was formerly her father's, and 
land joining thereto, which I bought since our marriage, and both 
being in Perth Amboy, on west side of High Street; also the land on 
the north side of Courtland Skinner's farm. If she dispose of none of 
the lots, then I give the same to my son, Michael; and I give the 
house and lots where I live, and the pasture lot opposite the Bar- 
racks, which I bought of John Stevens the 1st of May, 1762; also 
the farm where Samuel Nevil lately lived, formerly belonging to Peter 
Sonmans, which I lately bought at Sheriff's sale, which bounds the 
north side of Rariton River; also the farm and salt meadow, which 
bounds the south side of said river, where William Pricket now lives; 
also 2 lots w^hich I lately bought of Resia Runyon, near the same, 
to my said wife, while my widow. I also give her £500, and the use 
of household goods, but, if she marry, then I give her % of the goods, 



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and the rest to my daughters, Sarah, Isabella and Joanna, when they 
are 21. I also give my wife a wench that I lately bought of Widow 
Bidden. Son, Phillip, the ground rent of £9, arising out of the house 
and lot in Philadelphia, near the old church, now or lately belonging 
to John Lawrence, which was given to me by my grandmother, Eliza- 
beth Brittain; also the ground rent of the wharf, and brick house 
which I lately gave to him, which he sold to Joseph Donnalson, was 
also given to me by my grandmother: also the lot of ground I bought 
of John Martin, and his wife, Mary, lately belonging to the estate of 
my father, for which I have a deed dated 10th of Aug., 1764, lying in 
Perth Amboy, on the north side of Smith Street, and bounded on the 
east by David Gosling and on west by Alexander Cams; also the 
stone house and water lot I lately bought of Doctor Peter Sonmans, 
lately belonging to the estate of George Frazer, deceased; also the 
land I bought of Samuel Nevill, by deed the 16th of Nov., 1762, lying 
on Piscataway road, and which said Samuel bought of John Dads- 
worth; also the land I bought of David Demarest, 6th of Aug., 1763, 
and bounded on south by Rariton River, formerly Peter Sonman's. 
Whereas I purchased of Timothy Hay, and Mary, his wife, formerly 
Mary Robertson, by deed the 10 of Sept., 1734, % part of Vs part of 
1/24 part of a Propriety in East Jersey, I give the same to my son, 
Phillip; also the sum of £1,000. To son, Ravaud, the house which I 
bought of John Hull, where he now lives, which joins the house where 
Thomas Skinner lives; also the pasture lot which I bought of Eliza- 
beth Leslie and George Willocks Leslie, and lies on the Piscataway 
road; also the land on the west side, which I bought of Andrew John- 
son, deceased; which 2 lots are a part of a lot patented to Robert Bar- 
cley; also the lot I bought of Samuel Fleming; also the farm on the 
south side of Rariton River, which I bought of John Mott the 4th of 
March, 1752; also the salt meadow joining thereon, and as far north 
as Stephen Skinner's ditch; also that land in Sussex Co., taken up by 
me in right of John Harrison, deceased, and joining land belonging to 
Martin Ryerson; also land I bought at Sheriff's sale in Sussex Co., 
21st Dec. last, and lying on the Delaware River. To daughter, Eliza- 
beth Skinner, the wife of Courtland Skinner, £200, which is in the 
joint stock of Old South Sea Annuity, now in the name of John 
Anthony, mill merchant in London. I have an Exchequer Annuity in 
London of £42 per annum, now in trust for Ferdinand Ravaud, and 
I give the same to my kinsman, James Kinsey, of Burlington, attor- 
ney-at-law, in trust, for the use of my daughter, Susanna Stevens, 
the wife of Richard Stevens. Whereas John Parr, late Sheriff of 
Philadelphia, by deedpoll, 8th of May, 1767, for £405, sold to me 2 
negro boys and some goods, I give same to James Kinsey, in trust, 
for the use of my daughter, Susanna Stevens. Whereas I have lands 
at Barnagate, in Monmouth Co., which I hold In partnership with 
William Burnet, and also land near Six Mile Run, in Middlesex Co., 
and other lands which I hold in partnership with Doctor Lewis John- 
ston, I give V4, part of said lands to my son, Philip, and 14 part to 
my son, Ravaud, and V4, part to my daughter, Elizabeth Skinner, and 
14 part to kinsman, James Kinsey, in trust, for my daughter, Susanna 
Stevens, but, if she be dead, then to my grandson, Philip Kearny 
Skinner. Whereas I have 1/6 part of land in Wall Pack Township, 
in Sussex Co., by virtue of a deed from Samuel Nevill, dated 10th of 
Feb., 1755, whereon there is supposed to be a copper mine, I give the 
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and Francis Kearny. Whereas, I have several freehold rights, and 
parts of rights to lands in Woodbridge Township, I give same to my 
son, Ravaud Kearny. Sons, Michael and Francis, each £500, when 21. 
Daughters, Sarah Kearny, Isabella Kearny and Joanna Kearny, each 
£1,000, when they are 21. Kinsman, James Kinsey, land in Sussex 
Co., joining to his land, taken up by me in the right of John Harri- 
son, deceased, of 133 acres. Grandson, Philip Kearny Skinner, all 
that lot in Perth Amboy, near Coles Point, facing the Bay, which I 
bought of the Executors of William Plumsted, and also that lot on 
the north side of Smith Street, which I bought at Sheriff's sale, lately 
belonging to the estate of Joseph Leigh, deceased, by deed dated 15th 
of Aug., 1764; also 100 acres in Woodbridge, which I bought by Sher- 
iff's sale, late the property of Samuel Moore, deceased, by deed 7th 
of July, 1760. The rest of my lands I give to my wife during her 
life, and then to my sons, Michael and Francis. Executors — wife, 
Isabella, and Andrew Elliot, of New York City. Witnesses— Jaines 
Stevenson, John Johnston, Alexander Watson. 

1775, Aug. 2. Codicil. I have lately bought lands, which I give to 
my children. Witnesses — Gertrude Barberie, Thomas Bartow, John 
Johnston. Proved Aug. 11, 1775. Lib. L, p. 256. 

1780, July 26. Kearney, Philip, of Amboy. Int. Adm'r— Col. Wil- 
liam Bond. Fellowtaondsman — Thomas Peterson; both of Sussex Co. 
"Witness — John Phillips. Lib. M, p. 88. 

1778, May 32. Keasbey, Edward, of Salem, Salem Co.; will of. Son, 
Jesse Keasbey, land in town of Salem; also 20 acres of marsh in the 
Town (or Tilbury) marsh; and V2 of the 18-acre lot of marsh that 
I bought of Francis Gibbon; and 20 acres of wood and cleared land, to 
be taken off the 140 acre tract, next to town of Salem; also 2 houses 
and lots on Salem St. Son, Delzil Keasbey, land and marsh lying in 
Salem and Manington; also the other I/2 of the 18-acre lot. Son, 
Anthony, rest of my plantation and lands. Son, Matthew (if living), 
£5. Daughter, Pheby Grinnel, £300. Daughter, Prudence Sayre, £200. 
My wife to have the use of all lands given to Anthony, till he is of 
age. To my wife and daughters. Temperance, Rachel and Kezia, my 
moveable estate. Executrix — wife, Sarah. Witnesses — Samuel Vance, 
John Dickey, Abraham Lawrence, Edward Mankins. 

1779, Sept. 15. Codicil. The house and lot in Salem that I left to 
son, Jesse, I have since sold to Phebe Smith. Daughter, Phebe Grin- 
nel, £3,000. Daughter, Prudence Sayre, £2,000. Witnesses — Samuel 
Dick, Samuel Vance, John Dickey, Daniel Lithgous. Proved Dec. 6, 
1779. 

1779, Sept. 24. Inventory, £20,374.0.4, made by Thomas Sayre and 
Edmund Wetherby. Lib. 21, p. 326 

17T7, Feb. 11. Keen, Barick, of Piles Grove, Salem Co. Int. Adm'x 
— Mary Keen, widow. Fellowbondsmen — Daniel Bassett and Nathan 
Dunn; all of said place. 

1777, Jan. 17. Inventory, £98.6.0, made by Daniel Bassett and Nathan 
Dunn. Lib. 18, p. 479. 

1776, July 27. Keepper, John, of Pitts Grove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth Keepper, the profits of my lands, and, after her 
death, I give the plantation to my son, Thomas. Youngest son, John, 
the plantation I bought from Richard Graham. Daughters, Elizabeth, 



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Sarah, Catharin, Bathniphliath, Rebecka, Judea, Rachel and Rhode, 
personal estate. Witnesses — David Mayhew, Tobitha Mayhew, John 
Nelson. Proved Sept. 13, 1776. 

1776, Sept. 13. Adm'x — Elizabeth Keepper. Fellowbondsnnen — John 
Daindelspeck and David Mayhew; all of Salem Co. 

1776, Sept. 8. Inventory, £642.8.9, made by John Mayhew and John 
Daindelspeck. 

1779, June 8. Account by Adm'x. "A debt of £8 is due to Jacob 
Keeper and cannot be paid, as he is absent from these parts." 

Lib. 18, p. 61; Lib. 22, p. 69. 

1771, Jan. 24. Kelch, Philip, of Manington, Salem Co. Int. Adm'rs 
— Marg-aret Kelch, widow, of said place, and Gabriel Drollinger, of 
Piles Grove, yeoman. Pellowbondsmen — David Allen, of Manington, 
yeoman, and Joseph Fogg, of Upper Alloways Creek, yeoman. 

1771, Jan. 21. Inventory, £291.12.3, made by Samuel Fogg and Pit- 
cairn Gregory. Lib. 14, p. 412. 

1775, May 10. Kelch, Susanna, Leonard and Elizabeth, of Salem Co. 
Wards. Guardian — David Allen. Lib. 15, p. 533. 

1777, March 1. Kelley, Hannah, of Willingborough Township, Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Whereas, my late husband, Patrick Kelley, be- 
queathed to me goods to furnish a room, I now give same to my son, 
John Crosby, alias John Kelley. Executor— Josiah Franklin Daven- 
port. Proved March 17, 1777. Lib. 18, p. 136. 

1777, Feb. 22. Kelley, Patrick, of Willingborough Township, Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Wife, Hannah, enough goods to furnish a room. 
Son, James, a colt. The estate to be not sold under 15 years, and the 
rent is to maintain my wife and the children under age. Children 
to have an equal share. Daughter, Elizabeth, a bed. Executors — my 
wife, and Samuel Newton. Witnesses — John Moreon, William Sapcutt, 
Josiah Franklin Davenport. Proved March 17, 1777. 

1777, March 19. Inventory, £216.14.2, made by Joseph Fenimore 
and Abraham Vansciver, Sr. Lib. 18, p. 134. 

1779, Sept. 27. Kelly, Samuel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Son, Benjamin Kelly, the land I bought of John Harriot, joining 
the farm where I live, and the choice of my 2 salt meadows. The 
farm where I live and the rest of the salt marsh to be sold, except 
what my wife, Ann, takes for her own use. Sons, David and John, 
have each had £120, and my sons, Joseph, William, Zacheus and 
Samuel, are to be made equal. Executors — son, David, and my friend, 
David Crow. Witnesses — Joseph Ayers, Dugel Campbell, Ellas Camp- 
bell. Proved Dec. 9, 1780. 

1780, Dec. 6. Inventory, £287.19.3, made by Joseph Ayers and Joseph 
Randolph. Lib. 23, p. 57. 

1774, Aug. 2. Kelly, William, of Perry Street, in Liberty of Wes- 
minster, being at present in Bath; will of. Friends, Beeston Long, 
Brook Watson and Robert Rashleigh, all of London, merchants, all 
my real estate in Great Britain, North America, and in the Island of 
St. Thomas, in trust, that they pay to each of my sons, William and 
Henry, ^/t of the profits till the same are sold. In case my son-in-law, 
Thomas Wooldridge, has not had title for lands in New York, then 



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they are to make the same. Daughter, Susanna, interest of £2,000. 
Witnesses — W. Cross, Thomas Cottell Carpenter, Henry Derham. 
Proved Aug. 25, 1774. Lib. 25, p. 357. 

1775, Oct. 4. Kelsey, Daniel, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — William 
Logan. Fellowbondsman — William Chambers; both of Mendham 
Township, said Co. 

1775, Oct. 4. Renunciation of Anne Kelsey, of Mendham Township, 
widow of Daniel, in favor of William Logan. Witness — Mary Kirk- 
patrick. 

1775, Oct. 28. Inventory, £144.2.2, made by James King and Samuel 
McElrath. Lib. M, p. 33. 

1779, March 6. Kemble, Thomas, of Township and Co. of Glouces- 
ter, yeoman; will of. To my brothers, Levi, Hezekiah and George, 
my plantation where I live. Sisters, Sarah and Rachel Kemble, my 
personal estate. Executors — Isaac Tomlinson and my brothers, Levi 
and Hezekiah. Witnesses — Benjamin Swain, Isaac Buzby, James 
Cooper. Proved March 16, 1779. 

1779, March 10. Inventary. £1,925.18.6, made by Thomas Marshall 
and Thomas Cheesman. 

1779, March 16. Renunciation by Isaac Tomlinson. Lib. 20, p. 384. 

1777, Dec. 21. Kemble, Vespasian, of Township and Co. of Glouces- 
ter, yeoman; will of. Wife, Esther, the goods she brought with her, 
and £5 more. Son, Thomas, £60. Son, Levi, £40. Daughters, Sarah 
and Rachel, £30 each. 200 acres of land to be sold, and the mortgage 
to William Wiles to be discharged. Son, Hezekiah, £30, when 21. 
Son, George, £30, when 21. Son-in-law, Richard French, £20, when 
he is 21. Son, Thomas, the rest of plantation where I live, and he to 
pay his mother £20 yearly. Executors — friends, George Elkinton and 
Zachariah Antram, of Burlington Co., and my son, Thomas. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Warrick, Henry Crawford, Richard Borden. Proved 
April 10, 1778. 

1778, April 1. Inventory, £551.2.3, made by Joseph Hillman and 
Isaac Tomlinson. 

1778, April 10. Renunciation by George Elkinton and Zachariah 
Antram. Lib. 20, p. 27. 

1777, Aug. 10. Kempel, Philip, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, the full power of my real and personal 
estate, while my widow. Son, John Kemple, an equal part with the 
rest of the children, and 5 shillings for his birthright. Daughters, 
Elizabeth Houshill, an equal part, except £25, the value of her setout. 
Daughter, Catharine Kemple, an equal part. Daughter, Margaret 
Kemple, an equal part. Son, Ontiel, an equal part. Son, Peter, an 
equal part. Daughter, Sarah Kempel, equal part. Son, Jacob, equal 
part. To Adam Kemple, an equal part. To my 4 grandchildren 
(Peter Houshill's), an equal part. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, my 
son-in-law, William Houshill, and my son, Ontieal Kemple. Wit- 
nesses — Thomas Sutton, David Landis, John Shapher. Proved Dec. 
21. 1778. 

1778, Sept. 14. Inventory, £1,090.0.5, made by Andrew Beardes and 
Joshua Corshon. Lib. 21, p. 268. 

1777, March 6. Kenney, William, of Greenwich, Sussex Co.; will of. 
To my wife, all real and personal, while my widow. After my son. 



286 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

William, comes of age, then lands to go to sons, John and William. 
Daughters, Sarah, Jemime and Cathrine, £60 to each. Sons, James 
and David, my farm on Sisscohannah River, near Whaphallopen. 
Daughters, Hannah, Jeane and Betsey, £30 to each. Executors — son, 
John, John Barber and my brother-in-law, Jacob Ten Eyk. Wit- 
nesses — John Lawrence, Jacob Ten Eyk, Godfrey Clear. Proved Nov. 
28, 1778. 

1779, Jan. 20. Inventory, £1,414.4.9, made by Andrew Ten Eyk and 
Peter Ten Eyk. Lib. 20, p. 323. 

1777, Jan. 23. Kent, E:phraini, of Cape May Co. Adm'r — Gideon 
Kent. Fellowbondsman — Richard Edmunds; both of said Co.; yeo- 
men. Witnesses^ — Downes Edmunds and Richard Stites. W^hereas, 
Ephraim Kent left only a will by word of mouth, therefore the above 
appointment of an Adm'r. Lib. 38, p. 79. 

1772, Oct. 2. Kent, James, E^lizabeth and Phebe, all of Piscataway, 
Middlesex Co. Wards. Children of John Kent of said place, who 
died intestate. Said children are under 14 years of age. Guardian — 
Lena Kent, widow of said John Kent. Fellowbondsman — John Will- 
son, Jr.; both of said place. Lib. K, p. 441. 

1772, Feb. 13. Kent, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r 
— David Kent, brother of said John. Fellowbondsman — Stephen Kent; 
both of Woodbridge, said Co. 

1772, Feb. 18. Inventory, made by Thomas Walker and John Will- 
son, Jr. Lib. K. p. 380. 

1772, July 17. Kent, John and Catharine, both of Piscataway, Mid- 
dlesex Co. Wards. Children of John Kent, of said place, who died 
intestate. Said Wards state that David Kent is the Adm'r of their 
father's estate, and is desirous to settle his accounts; therefore they 
ask that their mother, Lena Kent, may be made their Guardian. 
Guardian — Lena Kent, widow of John Kent, of said place. 

Lib. K, p. 441. 

1776, Oct. 26. Kent, John, of Eastern Precinct, Somerset Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Kent. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Walker; both of said 
Co. 

1782, May 9. Adm'r — Edward Griffith. Fellowbondsmen — John 
Munday and George Drake; all of Middlesex Co. Said Edward Griffith 
is made Adm'r of John Kent, son of John, of estate left unadminis- 
tered by Mary Kent, widow and Adm'x of said John Kent. 

1782, Oct. 15. Inventory, £43.18.4, made by Parent Stryker and John 
Gilman. Lib. 18, p. 55; Lib. M, p. 131. 

1771, Nov. 19. Ker, E^benezer, of Freehold Township, Monmouth Co. 
Ward. Son of Joseph Ker, of said place. Said Ward states that his 
grandfather, Gawen Watson, Sr., late of Upper Freehold Township, 
said Co., left him real estate, which requires care, and asks that 
his father, Joseph Carr, may be made his Guardian. Guardian — 
Joseph Ker. Fellowbondsman — David English; both of Freehold, 
said Co. Lib. K, p. 367. 

1773, Sept. 24. Ker, Joseph, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, Ebenezer, horses, wagons, etc. Wife, Euphame, rest of 



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moveable estate, and the use of the plantation, till Ebenezer is 21. 
My apprentice boy, Peter Van Cleve, is to serve my wife. When 
Ebenezer is 21, the plantation is to be sold, and my wife is to have 
£200. If my wife should die before she has the money, then it shall 
be divided among- her children before my first children get their 
shares. To the Presbyterian Church in Freehold, £10, provided they 
keep the burying yard, where my father and mother and my first 
wife and some of my children are buried, in a field late the property 
of Jonathan Shea, deceased, now in possession of Perrine, in a g-ood 
repair. Children, Ebenezer Ker: Mary, wife of Samuel Harred; Mar- 
garet, wife of Samuel Ker; Sarah, wife of Thomas Sweetman; 
Euphame, wife of Thomas Early; Ursilla, wife of David Maxwell; 
Anne, Lydia and Rachel Ker, the rest of the money from sale of farm. 
Executors — son, Ebenezer, and my friends, David English and Robert 
Rhea. Witnesses — Daniel Herbert, John Craig, Bryan Gollohar. 
Proved Oct. 13, 1774. Lib. L, p. 172. 

1772, Feb. 12. Ker, Watson, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Ward. 
Son of Walter Ker, of said place. Whereas Gawen Watson, by his 
will, devised land unto Watson Ker, an infant under 14, Walter Ker, 
the father, prays that he may be appointed Guardian of said child. 
Guardian — Walter Ker. Fellowbondsman — Aaron Mattison; both of 
said place. Witness — Robert Burchan, Surrogate. Lib. 14, p. 423. 

1775, Nov. 2. Ker, William, of Bedminster Township, Somerset Co.; 
will of. Eldest son, Nathan Ker, £100. Daughter, Lydia Taylor, £20. 
Daughter, Sarah Lucas, £20. Grandson, Walter Cole, £10. Son, 
Nathaniel, rest of estate. Executors — son, Nathaniel, and Thomas 
Berry. Witnesses — James Neal, David Ker, John Barkley, Jr. Proved 
Aug. 15, 1777. 

1777, Aug. 9. Inventory, £703.17.0, made by David Ker and John 
Barkley. Lib. 19, p. 234. 

1774, Sept. 16. Key, William, of Woolwich Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, £50, and £20 yearly. Sons, Job, John, 
William, Joseph and Thomas, and my daughters, Hannah Beckett 
and Sarah Key, £100 to each. My half brother, Robert Craghead, £30. 
Executors — Jacob Spicer, and my sons, John Key and William Key. 
Witnesses — Mary Harris, Samuel Becket, Constantine Wilkins. Proved 
Feb. 1, 1775. 

1775, Jan. 6. Inventory, £3,260.1.2, made by James Hinchman and 
Constantine Wilkins. Lib. 17, p. 189. 

1777, March 6. Kidd, John, of Manington Township, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. All real and personal estate to be sold, and the money 
to be divided between my wife, Mary Kidd, and my daughter, Sarah 
Kidd, and to be paid to my daughter when she is 20. If my wife and 
daughter should die, then my sister, Elizabeth, to have the use of 
my estate, till the children of her and John CoUahan, my brother-in- 
law, come of age, when they shall have it. Executors — wife, Mary, 
and daughter, Sarah. Will signed at Kingston. Witnesses — Elijah 
Cattell, Jacob Hollinshead, William Lippincott. Proved at Salem, 
April 14, 1777. 

1777, April 10. Inventory, £296.10.8, made by William Harvey and 
William Peterson. Wages due for his services in the Militia, £3.19.11. 

Lib. 18, p. 416. 



288 Ni;w JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1778, Nov. 6. Kidd, Mary, of Manington Township, Salem Co.; will 
of. Sister, Elizabeth Gil, £20. Daughter, Sarah Kidd, the rest of my 
estate, but, if she die, then it is to go to the support of my sister, 
Elizabeth Gil, and, after her death, I give £40 to Elizabeth Curtis, 
and the rest to Sarah English. Executors — William Peterson, and 
my daughter, Sarah Kidd. Witnesses — Hance Bilderback, Jonathan 
Bilderback, Jane Bilderback. Proved Dec. 11, 1778. 

1778, Nov. 25. Inventory, £680.13.11, made by Jonathan Bilderback 
and William Harvey. 

1783, Oct. 24. Account by William Peterson. Paid Elizabeth Joy, 
for a legacy, £20. Paid, May 20, 1779, to Sarah Kidd, £79.12.6. Paid, 
April 13, 1781, to Sarah Kidd, £0.7.16. Lib. 20, p. 299; Lib. 25, p. 400. 

1774, Dec. 20. Kidd, William, of Township and Co. of Gloucester; 
will of. Mother, Ann Brown, all my real and personal estate, except 
my apparel, which I give to my brother, John Kidd. Executors — 
Jonathan Morgan and Joseph Clement. Witnesses — John Hillman, 
Caleb Bickham, James Wild. Proved Dec. 31, 1774. 

1774, Dec. 27. Inventory, £117.0.1, made by David Morgan and Abel 
Clement. Lib. 17, p. 85. 

1775, May 23. Klndell, Thomas, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Rachel Kindell. Fellowbondsman — John Estill, Sr. ; 
both of said Co. 

1775, May 23. Inventory, £84.11.0, made by Amos Wright and John 
Estill, Sr. Lib. 15, p. 532. 

1778, June 20. King, Constant, of Boxby [Roxbury], Morris Co.; 
will of. To each of my children, five shillings. Wife, Phebe, the rest 
of my real and personal estate. Executrix — wife, Phebe. Witnesses 
— Jabesh Bell, Richard Perrys, Briant Robinson. Proved March 12, 
1780. Lib. 22, p. 75. 

1780, May 22. King, George, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Brother, Joseph King, my horse and saddle. Brothers, Joseph, Fred- 
erick and Victor, my apparel. To Bayless Ayres, my apprentice, the 
tools of my trade. To William Walton, son of my sister, Catherine 
Walton, and to Eunice Horton, Phebe Horten, Azariah Horton and 
Jonathan Horton, children of my sister, Elizabeth Horton, all the 
money due me from my brother, John King, as they come of age. 
Wife, Esther, my moveable estate and other money, and the use of 
my house and lot, and, after her death, to be sold, and, the money 
I give to my sisters, Catherine Walton, Mary King, Elizabeth Horton 
and Hannah King. Executors — wife, Esther, and my brother, Fred- 
erick King. Witnesses — Thomas Kinney, Nathan Howell, John Dick- 
erson. Proved Aug. 5, 1780. 

1780, Aug. 5. Inventory, £116.5.6, made by Robert Norris and George 
O'hara. Lib. 22, p. 206. 

1780, Nov. 21. King, George, of Morris Co., weaver. Int. Adm'rs — 
James King, of Morris Co., and John King, of Somerset Co. Fellow- 
bondsman — John Barkley, of Somerset Co., farmer. Lib. M, p. 70. 

1777, April 4. King, John, of Bedminster Township, Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann King, all that belonged to her at our marriage, 
and £100. Son, Thomas, farm where I live, and the sheep and cattle 



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on the farm lately possessed and occupied by my son, John, deceased. 
The widow and family of my son, John, shall be supported. Daugh- 
ter-in-law, Christian King-, widow of my son, John, £50. Margret 
King, the only daughter of my son, John, to be educated. Grand- 
daughter, Mary Adams, daughter of my daughter, Jean, the wife of 
John Adams, Jr., £100, if her mother have no further issue. My 5 
children, now living, Thomas, Issabella, Margret, Mary and Jean, a 
Bible to each. A gravestone is ordered to be placed at the grave of 
son, James, deceased, and one at grave of son, John, deceased. The 
remainder to be given to the children of my daughter, Issabella, the 
wife of William McClean, my daughter, Margret, the wife of David 
Todd, and to Mary, the wife of John Lynn. Executors — my son, 
Thomas, my son-in-law, David Todd, and friend, Rowland Chambers. 
Witnesses — Robert Barkley, Rowland Chambers, John Phenix, Jr. 
Proved April 17, 1777. 

1777, April 15. Inventory, £1,068.6.7, made by Daniel Henery and 
Peter Demund, Jr. Lib. 18, p. 553. 

1777, June 19. King:, William, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Elinor King, of Upper Alloways Creek, Salem Co., widow. 
Pellowbondsman — John Erwin. 

1777, June 20. Inventory, £28.13.0, made by William Young and 
Richard Hackett. Lib. 18, p. 606. 

1770, May 26. Kingslanil, Gustavus, of New Barbadoes Neck, Bergen 
Co.; will of. Son, William, £3, as his birthright. Wife, Rachel, all 
my home lot, to begin at my house, from thence north along the 
Kings road to an apple tree, thence southeast 4 chains to a stone, 
thence south to David Kingsland's line, thence northwest along his 
line to his barn, thence north to Stephen Kingsland's line, thence 
northwest to the road, and along the road to David Kingsland's ship- 
yard, then down the river. Executor — wife, Rachel. Witnesses — Isaac 
Kingsland, Thomas Harrison, Aron Kingsland. Proved May 19, 1775. 

Lib. L, p. 394. 

1770, April 30. Kingrslaiid, William, E]sq., of New Barbadoes Neck, 
Bergen Co.; will of. Eldest son, Edmund William Kingsland, house 
and land where I live, and V2 the upland. Son, Henry, the other Vz- 
Daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of Josiah Hornblower, £500. Daughter, 
Mary, the wife of Edmund Leslie, £700. Daughter, Margaret, the wife 
of James Leslie, £600. Executors — sons, Edmund William Kingsland 
and Henry Kingsland, and my son-in-law, Josiah Hornblower. Wit- 
nesses — Christina Coertene, Anna Kingsland. Gustavus Kingsland. 
Proved Dec. 10, 1773. Lib. L, p. 63. 

1774, March 2. Kinnan, Joseph, of Somerset Co. Ward. Son of 
Joseph Kinnan, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward having some per- 
sonal estate, and being the eldest son and heir-at-law, makes choice 
of his friend, John Carle, Esq., as his Guardian. Witness — Richard 
Kemble. 

1774, March 2. Guardian — John Carle, of Morris Co. Fellowbonds- 
man — Gavin McCoy, of Somerset Co. Lib. L, p. 154. 

1773, April 6. Kinney, Jacob, of Morris River, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Stephen Clark, Esq. Pellowbondsman — John Clark, yeoman; 
both of Downs, said Co. 

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290 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1773, March 18. Inventory, £27.14.0, made by Robert Peters and 
Daniel Richman. Lib. 14, p. 545. 

1779, May 8. Kirby, John, of Upper Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Noah Kirby. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Pedrick; both of said 
place, yeoman. 

1778, Dec. 17. Inventory, £362.13.9, made by Isaac Pedrick and 
Richard Brown. Lib. 22, p. 13. 

1773, May 22. Ivirkendal, Henry, Jr., of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Sarah Kirkendal. Fellovirbondsman — Jacob Decker; both of said Co. 
Witness — Benjamin Coykendall. 

1773, May 8. Inventory, £191.10.6, made by Jacob Decker and Stephen 
Titsworth. Lib. 14, p. 546. 

1777, June 7. Kitchel, John, of Hanover, Morris Co.: will of. Wife, 
Mercy Kitchel, % of my real and personal estate, during her life. 
The rest of personal estate I give to my sons and daughters. Son, 
Samuel, one acre of land along the road, where the house stands that 
he formerly lived in. Sons, Matthew, Joseph, David, Benjamin, 
Phineas, Bethuel and Josiah, rest of my land, when they are of age. 
Executors — sons, Samuel and Daniel. Witnesse.s — William Broad- 
well, Jasper Smith, Eunice Bates. Proved March 17, 1779. 

1777, June 24. Inventory, £230.17.10, made by David Bates and 
Moses Kitchel. Lib. 21, p. 176. 

1771, Oct. 2«. Kitchen, Samuel, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, all my lands and mills, while my 
widow, after which to be sold, as also my moveable estate, and the 
money divided among my children, Henry, Margaret, Ann, Mary, 
Elizabeth, William, Dinah, Sarah and Rebekah; and Henry, the oldest 
son, to have 5 shillings more than the rest, and Margaret and Ann, 
being both married, to have £15 less. Executors — wife, Mary, and 
John Rockafellow. Witnesses — John Throckmorton, Obadiah Robins, 
Jane Deansdel. Proved Feb. 3, 1773. 

1773, Feb. 1. Inventory, £385.10.2, made by John Opdycke and Isaac 
Larue. Lib. 16, p. 64. 

1779, Feb. 8. Knap, Jonathan, of Wantage, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, £150. Daughter, Lucy, £200. Stepson, Joshew Lockwood, 
£100. Son, David, all my real, and he is to give a deed to Samuel 
Meeker for one acre of land. Executors — friends, David Lobdin and 
Samuel Meeker. Witnesses — Daniel Sherwood, Samuel Meeker, Na- 
thaniel Meeker. Proved April 11, 1779. 

1779, Feb. 15. Inventory, £911.4.6, made by Josias Coal and Jacob 
Devore. Lib. 22, p. 127. 

1772, May 23. Knight, Elizabeth, of Evesham, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — John Mason and Micajah Willets, Jr., yeomen: both of said 
place. Fellowbondsman — James Dobbins, of Mount Holly, said Co., 
blacksmith. Lib. 14, p. 507. 

1774, Oct. 10. Knott, Jane, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Daughter, Maycah Vanmater, some household goods. Granddaughter, 
Mary Vanmater, some household goods. Granddaughter, Catharine 
Vanmater, some goods. Granddaughter, Nelly Vanmater, some goods. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 29 1 

To Richard Vanmater, and his wife, Maycah, rest of my estate, and 
they are to maintain my daughter, Catharine Osborn. Children, 
Samuel Osburn, Staufel Osburn and Maycah Vanmater, the rest. 
Executor — son-in-law, Richard Vanmater. Witnesses — Abraham 
Buckelew, Thomas Buckelew, William Jackson, Jr. Proved Dec. 9, 
1775. Lib. L, p. 280. 

1766, Oct. 29. Kno\Tles, Jacob, of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Son, John Knowles, 5 shilling-s for his birthright. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Knowles, £5. Wife, Martha, rest of personal and 
real, while my widow. Son, Jesse, all estate, after death of wife. 
Executor — son, Jesse. Witnesses — John Titus, Nathaniel Hixson, 
Jeremiah Trout. Proved March 6, 1776. 

1776, March 5. Inventory, £25.5.8, made by Nathaniel Hixson and 
Samuel Corwine. Lib. 17, p. 377. 

1777, Oct. 7. Kouwenhoven, William, of Penns Neck, Windsor Town- 
ship, Middlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Deborah, all my moveable 
estate. Sons, William and Ruliff Covenhoven, my mansion house and 
plantation, where I live, and all other real estate, they paying- to their 
3 sisters, Margret, Deborah and Mary, £200. Wife, to have the use 
of plantation until my son, William, is 21. My said daughters are 
under age. Executors — Garret Schenck and John Schenck (son of 
Ruliff), both of Penns Neck. Witnesses — Samuel Oldden, Thomas 
Skelton, Joseph Skelton. Proved May 30, 1778. 

1778, May 29. Inventory, £571.5.0, made by John Schenck, Jr., and 
Thomas Skelton. Lib. 20, p. 19 6. 

1760, April 14. Kroeseii, Jan, of Middlebush, Somerset Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Catrina, the use of my plantation and moveable estate, 
while she is my widow. Youngest daughter, Cathrina, as much in 
value as my other daughters had, when they were first married. Son, 
Derick, Croesen, £5. My 5 daughters, Elsye, Elizabeth, Neeltje, 
Breghje and Cathrina, the money from the sale of my plantation. 
Executors— son, Derick, my sons-in-law, Abraham Van Beuren, and 
Peter Wickoff, of Somerset Co. Witnesses — Peter Schenk, John Van 
Derveer, Peter Stryker. Proved Jan. 17, 1776. 

1776, Jan. 24. Inventory, £449.15.7, made by Cornelius Wyckoff and 
Cornelius Vanhenglen. Lib. M, p. 18. 

1771, March 7. Kru.se, Abraham, of Richmond Co., New York, yeo- 
man; will of. Brother, Henry Kruse, that land near the land of 
Widow Kruse and said Henry, and bounded by Nathaniel Britain, 
Captain Corsen and Richard Corsen. Wife, Leana, £200. Daughter, 
Charity, £100. Daughter, Mary, £100. Daughter, Ann, £100. Son, 
John, £5. Rest of estate to sons, John and Garrit. Executors — my 
fathers-in-law, Hannis Simonson and Anthony Stoutenborrough. 
Witnesses — Peter Housman, John Quin, Jemima Myer. Proved April 
25, 1774. Lib. K, p. 502. 

1773, April 24. Kuykendal, Hendrlck, of Wantage, Sussex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, all estate while my widow, and after that, to my 
children, Catrinty, Phamety, Henry, William, Jacob, Benjamin, Josias, 
Hannah and Charche. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and sons, Henry 
and William. Witnesses — Pieter Kuykendal, Daniel Cuykendal, 
Charles Baskster. Proved June 26, 1773. 



292 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1773, June 24. Inventory, £557.12.0, made by Charles Baskster and 
Frederick Hayne. Lib. 16, p. 207. 

1777, June 2. Lacy, Abraham, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rachel, household goods. Son, Henry, the house where 
he lives and % of an acre. Son, David, £5. Son, Isaac, 5 shilling's. 
Son, Joseph, 5 shillings, when 21. Son, Jacob, £5, when 21. Daughters, 
Prudence Lacy, Catherine Lacy, Rachel Lacy, Margaret Lacy and 
Mary Lacy, 5 shillings, when 18. Sons, John and Abraham, rest of 
my estate. Executors — sons, John and Abraham Lacy. Witnesses — 
Timothy Griffen, Sarah Potter, Amos Potter. Proved Aug. 7, 1777. 

Lib. 19, p. 205. 

1760, March 10. Ladd, John, of Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. 
Kinsman, John Ladd Howell, 150 acres of land, being the one moiety 
of a tract of land between me and my sister, Katharine, being in the 
Township of Greenwich, and joining lands of John Hopper and Alex- 
ander Randall; also 8 acres joining the plantation of Peter Dalbo, 
and he is to pay to his mother, Katharine Howell, £7 yearly, for her 
life. Kinswoman, Sarah Howell, 300 acres of land in Township of 
Deptford, joining the plantation of Isaac Ballinger. Kinsman, Samuel 
Ladd, 153 acres, bounding on Tanner's Run at Egg Harbor; also 195 
acres of marsh, joining William Reed and the Adams' marsh, at Egg 
Harbor. To Joseph, the son of my kinswoman, Deborah, 182 acres of 
land, being the residue of a tract where Thomas Dilkes improved and 
lived, and my wife, Hannah, and my kinsman, Samuel Ladd, to be 
Guardians, till Joseph is 21. The following tracts, that is to say, 1,000 
acres on Absecon Beach, in Gloucester Co.; 800 acres on Brigantine 
Beach, in same Co.; 180 acres in Greenwich Township, which join 
John Hopper's plantation; 20 acres of marsh at the mouth of Rackoon 
Creek, being purchased of John Reading; 2 pieces of swamp on Four 
Mile Branch, a branch of Great Egg Harbor; 30 acres bounding on 
Rackoon Creek, joining the Sweedish Church, in Greenwich Township; 
8 acres of swamp and pine land at Still Run, branch of Morris liiver; 
328 acres of pine land, above Pine Bridge, near Arrell's sawmill, in 
Deptford Township; 200 acres on the southwest side of Great Egg 
Harbor River, being ^^ of a tract taken up in company with John 
Mlckle, in Gloucester Co., near Tuckahoe; 20 acres near the same 
place, and also V2 of land taken up with him; 238 acres, being % of a 
tract, bounded on the west side of Great Egg Harbor River, being % 
taken up with John Mickle and William Harrison; 185 acres on Dela- 
w^are River, above the Marble Mountain, in Morris and Sussex Coun- 
ties, being in two surveys; 6 acres, being % part of the Marble Moun- 
tain; one acre lot in Burlington; one acre in 2 lots in Gloucester; 100 
acres of cedar swamp, in 2 surveys, on a branch of Egg Harbor, called 
Farraway; my sawmill and lands adjoining thereto; and all my Pro- 
priety Rights; are all to be sold, and the debts paid, and, if any money 
be left, it is for my wife, Hannah, and, if any of those lands be not 
sold, then they are for my wife, Hannah; and she is to have all my 
lands adjoining where I live, and on the Delaware River, in several 
surveys, containing 1,367 acres, and, after her death, to my said kins- 
man, John Ladd Howell. All other lands I give to my wife, Hannah; 
also my negros and personal estate. Executrix — wife, Hannah. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Tatem, Mary Tatem, John Brown. Proved at Dept- 
ford, Feb. 4, 1771. Lib. 14, p. 368. 



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1771, Ang. 30. Lafetra, E^dinund, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Joseph Lafetra. Fellowbondsmen — John Brinley and James Lafetra; 
all of Shrewsbury, said Co. Witness — John Taylor. (The Adm'r signs 
his name as "Jr.") Lib. K, p. 442. 

1771, Aug. 31. Laird, Alexander, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Lydia, some goods. The rest of my estate, my part of the 
sawmill and pine lands, to' be sold. If they think best not to sell till 
my son, William, is 21, they may do so, and the money to be given to 
my wife, Lyda, and my children, William, Robert, Richard, Amy, 
Elizabeth and Lyda. Executors — wife, Lyda, Robert James, Jr., and 
Moses Laird. Witnesses — John Henderson, John McKnight, Jane Par- 
rill. Proved Sept. 20, 1771. Lib. K, p. 368. 

1779, Jan. 18. Laird, Margaret. Ward. The petition of Thomas 
Henderson, Surrogate of Monmouth Co., to William Livingston, the 
Governor, shows that application has been made to your Petitioner 
by Moses Laird, of said Co., in behalf of his daughter, an infant of 
8 years, to obtain the Guardianship of said infant, Margaret Laird, 
for the purpose of taking care of a small legacy left said infant by 
a deceased relation, and it appearing that the Executors in whose 
hands the said legacy now is, are far advanced in life, and one of 
them is so infirm as never to be likely to do much more business,- and 
the other is very desirous of delivering up the legacy, therefore prays 
he would grant to said Moses Laird the Guardianship of the estate 
of said Margaret Laird, till she is 21. The Guardianship was issued. 

Lib. 22, p. 57. 

1771, Sept. 19. Laird, William, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeoman; 
will of. The wife, Elizabeth Laird, to have her support off of the 
farm. The heirs of my son, Alexander, deceased, viz., his eldest son, 
William, all that part of my land whereon his father lately lived and 
formerly possessed, to the northward of Manalapan River, bounded 
south by said river, save part of the back house and 10 vats, to be 
enjoyed by his brother, Robert Laird; and Lydia Laird, widow of 
Alexander, shall possess the thirds of the plantation, where her late 
husband lived; and the said William is to pay to his brother, Richard, 
and his sisters, £60, when he is of age of 27. A lot of upland and 
woods to the northwest of the road to be enjoyed by Robert Laird, 
son of Alexander, provided he pays his brother, Richard, and sisters, 
£40, as they come of age. The lands in Cranbury and Macheponax 
to be sold. To the children of my son, Moses, to wit, David, William 
and Margaret, £150. Son, Moses, that land where Daniel Hayes lives. 
Son, William, the land where I live, at the head of Mount Brook, and 
bounded by John Anderson's land, formerly belonging to Samuel Dove, 
when he is 21. To Bavan Callan, wife of James Callan, daughter of 
my brother, Moses, £20. To Moses Sproul, son of Elizabeth Sproul, 
my sister, £20. Children, Sarah, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, 
Bavan and Susanna, rest of real and personal estate; but, first, Mary, 
Bevan and Susannah must have £40 each. Executors — son, Moses, 
John Henderson, Jr., and my friend, James Dey. Witnesses — Thomas 
Hendrison, Michael Errickson, William Tinney. Proved Sept. 12, 1772. 

1772, Aug. 24. Inventory, made by Robart McGallard and William 
Dey. 

1821, Jan. 26. Inventory of goods left unadministered by the Execu- 
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1821, April 25. Adm'r — Robert McChesney, who is administrator 
de bonis non, with the will annexed. Lib. K, p. 510. 

1773, Sept. 19. Laird, William, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Ward. 
Son of William Laird, of said place, deceased. Said Ward makes 
choice of Kenneth Hankinson as his Guardian. Guardian — -Kenneth 
Hankinson, of Freehold. Fellowbondsman — James Dey, of Middle- 
town; both of said Co. Witness — Henry Waddell, Surrogate. 

Lib. K, p. 451. 

1772, Oct. 30. Lake, Daniel, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Wife, Garteriff, % of personal estate, and use of % the 
plantation. Eldest son, William, 40 acres on southwest side of the 
plantation, where he now lives, from the Bay to the headline, during 
his life, and then to his son, William. Son, Abraham, 40 acres joining 
to William's. Son, Daniel, the rest of my plantation, and, after his 
death, to his son, Daniel. Son, Andrew, £5, to be laid out for school- 
ing. Daughter, Sarah Ireland, £5. Daughter, Jemima Risley, £10. 
Executors — son, Daniel, and my wife, Garteriff. Witnesses — Alex- 
ander Fish, Martha Greaves, Nathan Lake, Gideon Scull. Proved April 
13, 1774. 

1774, April 2. Inventory, made by Alexander Fish and Joseph Inger- 
sull. Lib. 16, p. 365. 

1775, Sept. 25. Lake, Daniel, of Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Eldest son, William, £100 and my large Bible. Son, Abraham, 
£100. Son, John, £100. Son, Thomas, £100. Son, Timothy, £100 
Grandchildren, Abner, Mary, Stephen and Ann Runyan, £10, when 
they are of age. Granddaughter, Mary, the daughter of my eldest 
son, William, a bed. Son, William, the remainder. Executors — son, 
William, and John Taylor, Jr. Witnesses — Jonas Thatcher, James 
Grahams, Lazarus Adams. Proved Nov. 8, 1775. 

1775, Oct. 31. Inventory, £797.3.2, made by John Sherrerd and Samuel 
Slater. Lib. 17, p. 255. 

1768, Aug. 23. Lake, Nicholas, of Somerset Co., farmer; will of. 
Real and personal estate to be sold. Wife, Mary, the service of my 
negro woman, Cloe, and £50, as well as £40 yearly. Eldest son, Hen- 
drick, £10. Son, John, to have 1/11 part of remainder, as well as the 
said Hendrick, together along with son. Jacobus; son, Thomas; son, 
Nicholas; son, Abraham; and daughter, Eleanor, I/2 of one-eleventh 
part, and my grandchildren, John Johnson and Elizabeth, the wife 
of Peter Kuyk, who are children of said Eleanor, the other i/^ ; daugh- 
ter, Mary, 1/11 part; the children of my daughter, Sarah, late the wife 
of Hendrick Sneider, to 'wit, Mary, the wife of Aaron Hankeson, Nich- 
olas, Christopher, Gertje and Jane, 1/11 part; daughter, Jane, now the 
wife of said Hendrick Sneider, 1/11 part; daughter, Margaret, the 
wife of Cornelius Blew, 1/11 part. Before the moneys are divided, 
my son. Jacobus, is to have £40. Executors — friends, Ryck Suydam 
and Abraham Quick, of said Co., and John Scheurman and Jacob Van- 
dike, of Middlesex Co. Witnesses — John Sortore, Nicholas Golder, 
William Paterson. Proved Oct. 30, 1771. Lib. K, p. 515. 

1773, Jan. 23. Lake, Styntie, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Jacobus 
Lake, wiio was the husband of said Styntie. Fellowbondsman — Abra- 
ham Lake; both of said Co. Witness — Amy Hornor. Lib. K, p. 450. 



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1779, Feb. 18. Lambert, James, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — James 
Lambert. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Clark; both of said Co. 

1777, July 8. Inventory, £172.19.5, made by Ephralm Marsh and 
Jeremiah Pangborn. Lib. 22, p. 34. 

1778, Augr. 21. Lambert, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, to have a comfortable living. Sons, 
David and Daniel, my lands, as has been formerly divided to them, 
and each shall pay to my estate £125. Grandson, John Lambert, son 
of my son, Joseph, deceased, £100. Daughter, Sarah Marsh, wife of 
Ezra Marsh, £100; but Ezra is to pay off an obligation that I have 
against him, to Joseph Shotwell. Granddaughter, Esther Lambert, 
daughter of my son, Simeon, deceased, £100, when she is 18; but, if 
she die, then it is to be paid to my son, Enoch, and my said grandson, 
John Lambert. Son, Enoch, £50. To the Baptist Church of Scotch 
Plain, to which I belong, £50. My granddaughter, Hannah Lambert, 
daughter of my son, Enoch, is to be bound out. Grandchildren, Phebe 
Rogers and Joseph Lambert, each £50. Executors — friends, William 
Darby and David Morris. Witnesses — Caleb Maxell, John Wood, 
William Coles. Proved July 27, 1779. 

1779, June 28. Inventory, £1,310.7.10, made by John Darby and Isaac 
Clark. Lib. 21, p. 198. 

1778, Jan. 11. Lambson, Oiles, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, Lambson, a bed, over what is in her hands as 
Adm'x of John Mecum, deceased, as a legacy. Daughter, Jane Dil- 
more, 5 shillings. Children, Mary Murdock, Mosis, Michal, John and 
Elizabeth, except Elizabeth is to have £10 more than the rest, and 
they are to have the residue. Executors — Joseph Copner and Thomas 
Dunn. Witnesses — Catherine Casperson, Julian Colbert, William Me- 
cum. Proved Feb. 10, 1778. 

1778, Jan. 20. Inventory, £352.7.9, made by Thomas Sparks and 
Allen Congleton, Jr. Lib. 20, p. 29. 

1779, Jan. 11. Lambson, Hance, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co. 
Int. Adin'rs— William Mecum and Joseph Copner. Pellowbondsmen 
— Ezra Firth and Allen Congleton, Jr.; all of said Co., yeomen. 

1779, Jan. 6. Inventory, £4,880.16.11, made by Ezra Firth and Allen 
Congleton, Jr. Lib. 22, p. 32. 

1773, Dec. 4. Lambson, Mathias, of Lower Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Daughters, Ann Miles, widow of Francis Miles, 
deceased; Jane Cobner, wife of Joseph Cobner; Caziah Lambson and 
Elizabeth Lambson, moveable estate. Caziah and Elizabeth to have 
their shares, when 18. I have lately given a deed to my son, Hans, 
for a part of my plantation where I live, which I now confirm. Son, 
Thomas, rest of real estate. Executor — son, Hance. Witnesses — 
Isaac Mukins, Samuel Finley, John Carey. Proved Jan. 18, 1775. 

1775, Jan. 16. Inventory, £647.3.0, made by Thomas Thackery and 
William Mecum. 

1777, May 1. Account by Executor. Lib. 17, p. 267; Lib. 18, p. 689. 

1774, Dec. 7. Lame, Peter, of Northampton Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah, my lands, in order to bring up my children. 
Son, Peter, my big Bible. Executrix — my wife. My friend, Jacob 
Willston, to assist her. Witnesses — Isaac Merret, Benjamin Brown, 
William Gamble. Proved Jan. 12, 1775. 



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1775, Jan. 11. Inventory, £126.14.9, made by Isaac Marriot and 
Benjamin Brown. Lib. 17, p. 197. 

1770, Dec. 8. Lance, John, of Lebanon Townsliip, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. My wife, Anna Margaret Lance, all my estate while 
my widow. Oldest son, John Peter, £3 for his birthright, above all 
my children, John Peter, William, Haman, Peter, Anthony, Mary Mag- 
delene. Executors — Anthony Cramer and Nicolas Lindenburgh. Wit- 
nesses — Herbert Apger, John Albough, W^illiam Albough. Proved 
Feb. 16, 1771. 

1771, Jan. 14. Inventory, £81.9.7, made by William Albough and 
Herbert Apger. Lib. 14, p. 393. 

1773, Sept. 28. Landon, Daniel, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Son, Benjamin, the house that Thomas Wells lives in, in Morris Co. 
Son, Daniel, V2 of that land in Morris Co., as Benjamin takes Vz- 
Daughter, Debroh Landon, her bed. Wife, Ruhamah, the house and 
land where I live, to bring up the children. Executors — brother, 
Samuel Landon, and son, Daniel. Witnesses — James Holmes, Edward 
Dunlop, Adam Misner. Proved April 25, 1774. 

1774, April 22. Inventory, £580.4.0, made by Daniel Hezen and 
Ezekiel Ayars. Lib. 17, p. 89. 

1780, Sept. 7. Lane, Aurie, of Bridgewater Township, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Gysbert, blacksmith tools. Children, Hannah, 
Guysbert and Jean, the rest of personal estate. Son, Gysbert, all real 
estate, with a lot at Raritan Landing, formerly the property of my 
uncle, Hendrick Lane, except such part as I give to my daughters. 
Daughter, Hannah, lot I bought of Garret Cowenoven; also a woodlot 
at the southeast corner of my plantation, of 15 acres. Youngest 
daughter, Jean, a lot of land on the east side of the road that leads 
from my house to my brother William's, of about 25 acres; also a 
w^oodlot of 25 acres. Sister-in-law, Jean Brezie, widow, to be sup- 
ported out of my estate. Executors — friends, Abraham Ten Eyck, 
George Van Nest (son of Peter), and son, Gysbert. Witnesses — ^Jacob 
Ten Eyk, Gilbert Lane, Sr., Jacob Vanorstrand, Mindart Johnson. 
Proved Oct. 30, 1780. Lib. 22, p. 218. 

1774, July 28. Lane, Joseph, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Thomas Morford. Fellowbondsman — Josiah Holmes; both of 
Shrewsbury, said Co. Lib. L, p. 155. 

1771, Oct. 30. Laning, Daniel, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Son, John Laning, 20 shillings. Real and personal to be sold. Son, 
Robert, £80. Residue to my children, Robert, Daniel, James, Enoch, 
Hannah and Prudence. Executors — friend, Samuel Tucker, and sons, 
Robert and Daniel Laning. Witnesses — Stephen Laning, Benjamin 
Hart, Charles Axford, Jr. Proved March 7, 1772. 

1772, March 3. Inventory, £77.5.0, made by Stephen Laning and 
Richard Laning. Lib. 15, p. 415. 

1777, Aug. 23. Lantz, Michael, of Greenwich, Sussex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Children, George, John, Peter, Henry and Mary, all my real 
and personal estate, when they come of age. Executors — William 
Henry Hains and Henry Winters, Jr. Witnesses — Christion Minnier, 
Michael Tiferts, Peter Hockenberg. Proved Feb. 16, 1778. 



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1777, Oct. 6. Inventory, £3,570.12.1, made by Tunis Young- and 
Valentine Bidleman. 

1779, May 27. Account by Executors. Lib. M, p. 91; Lib. 20, p. 318. 

1777, Sept. 1. Larason, William, of Roxbury Township, Morris Co., 
farmer; will of. Son, Andrew, the place where I live, except 100 acres 
next to Joseph Corwin's land. To son, James, I give 50 acres, and 
to my son, David, the other 50 acres. Wife, Patience, % the moveable 
estate, and a note on William Schelenger, for 7 or 8 pounds. The 
neg-ro. Jack, is to stay and work on the place for 5 years, and then 
for son James, who is to pay £80 for him, £10 of which is to be g-iven 
to William Budd, Jr., and the rest to be divided between my wife. 
Patience, and my daughters. Rest of moveable estate to be given to 
my daughters, Elizabeth, Mary and Nancy, only that Nancy is to 
have £30 more. James and David are to be sent to school. Executors 
— Samuel Wills and Aaron Stark. Witnesses — Peter Carroll, John 
Dickerson. Proved Oct. 12, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 468. 

1765, April 26. Large, Robert, of Kingwood Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Rhoda, Vi of my personal estate. Son, Samuel, 
£5. Son, Robert, 120 acres of land, off the north end of my planta- 
tion. Sons, John and Ebenezer, the rest of the lands, when 21. 
Daughter, Rebecca Large, M the personal estate. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth Large, % the personal estate. Daughter, Rhoda Large, also %. 
Executors — friends, James Willson and Samuel Kester. Witnesses — 
Jacob Large, Jacob Paxson, Josiah Willson, Joseph Moore. Proved 
May 25, 1774. 

1774, May 23. Inventory, £218.4.3, made by Joseph Moore and Jere- 
miah King. 

1790, Nov. 11. Account by Samuel Kester, surviving Executor. 

Lib. 16, p. 382. 

1771, April 27. Laroe, James, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., farmer. 
Int. Adm'r — Abraham Laroe, of Amwell. Fellowbondsman — Isaac 
Larowe, of Hopewell; both of said Co. 

1771, April 24. Inventory, £148.6.11, made by Timothy Titus and 
Timothy Smith. 

1772, July 1. Account by Abraham Larowe. 

Lib. 14, p. 416; Lib. 14, p. 502. 

1774, Nov. 24. Lathberry, William, of Greenwich Township, Glou- 
cester Co. Int. Adm'rs — David Brown and Michael Wolf; both of said 
place. 

1774, Nov. 25. Inventory, made by William Cozens and Timothy 
Clark. Lib. 15, p. 512. 

[No date.] Lawrance, Nathan, of Hopewell, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. W^ife, Elizabeth, all the goods she brought at our marriage. Son, 
Nathan, the plantation on which he lives, in New England Town, and 
my salt marsh at Abbets Point; he paying to each of my 3 youngest 
sons, John, Henry and Zacheriah, £50 as they are 21, but, if either 
die under 21, then my youngest daughter, Violette, is to have her 
share. Son, Hosea, the house and 60 acres of land where I live; he 
paying to my daughter, Rhoda Lawrence, £20 when she is 18; but if 
Hosea should die under age or without issue, then the house and 
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of land. Daughter, Violette, £20, to be paid by my son, Nathan. 
Executors — sons, Nathan and Hosea. Witnesses — Jonathan Elmer, 
Robert Patterson, Ananias Johnson. Proved June 1, 1773. 

1773, June 1. Inventory, £142.18.1, made by Nathaniel Harris and 
Samuel Miller. Lib. 16, p. 89. 

1778, Dec. 14. Lawrance, Nathan, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Wife, Tamson, all my moveable estate. She may sell part or all 
of my lands if she thinks best. The land that is not sold is to be 
divided between my sons, when they are 21. Daughter, Sarah, £50, 
when 18. Executrix — wife, Tamson. Witnesses — Joseph Sheppard, 
Samuel Wescot, Levi Stratton. Proved Jan. 27, 1779. 

1779, Jan. 27. Inventory, £1,017.10.0, made by Samuel Wescot and 
Levi Stratton. Lib. 21, p. 30. 

1776, Oct. 19. Lawrence, Benjamin, of Chesterfield, Burling-ton Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Joseph Herbert, of Crosswicks, said Co., carpenter. Fel- 
lowbondsman — Joseph Duglass, of same place, inn-holder. Witness — 
John Thomson. 

1776, Oct. 19. Inventory, £48.4.8, made by Joseph Duglass and 
Gabriel Allen. Lib. 18, p. 51. 

1770, March 5. Lawrence, Hannah, of Chesterfield Township, Bur- 
lington Co., widow; will of. Son, Benjamin Lawrence, land in Bor- 
dentown, bounded by Aaron Watson, Walnut Street, Prince Street 
and John Edwards, which land was left me by my father, Joseph 
Borden. Daughter, Elizabeth Emley, land in Chesterfield, where Henry 
Weyman formerly lived, which was left me by my father. All my 
right in land joining the aforesaid, which was bought jointly by my 
sisters, Ann Mitchel, Arney Potts and myself, I give to my daughter, 
Elizabeth Emley. Daughter, Amey Herbert, land in Chesterfield, 
which was given to me by my father, which he bought of John Pan- 
coast, recourse being had to his will and a quit-claim from my sisters. 
Daughter, Deborah Vandike, house and lot in Bordentown, which was 
left me by my father. Son, Benjamin Lawrence, silver spoons, and, 
after his death, to his daughter, Hannah Lawrence. Son, Jacob Law- 
rence, clock, and, after his death, to his son, John, and 2 spoons to be 
given to his son, Christopher. Daughter, Elizabeth Emley, 2 spoons, 
and, after her death, to her daughter, Perthenia Emley. Daughter, 
Amey Herbert, 2 spoons, and, after her death, to her daughter, Han- 
nah Herbert. Executor — William Potts, my brother-in-law. Wit- 
nesses — Abel Middleton, Mary Taylor, George Tudor. 

1771, June 13. Codicil. Daughter, Deborah Vandike, to have 2 acres 
off of the north end of lands that I left to my daughter, Amey Her- 
bert, in said Chesterfield Township. Witnesses — Abel Middleton, 
George Tudor, Elizabeth Duglass. Proved July 27, 1771. 

1771, July 22. Inventory, £98.4.1, made by Phineas Bunting and 
John Thorn. Lib. 14, p. 362. 

1773, Sept. 22. Lawrence, Jacob, of Crosswicks; will of. To Joseph 
Duglass, and his mother, Elizabeth, ample sums for their trouble for 
taking care of me in this sickness. All my goods to be sold. To 
Benjamin Lawrence, and his son, John, and to the sons of James 
Lawrence, namely, James, George and John, and to the 2 eldest sons 
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paid. Executor — brother, James Lawrence. Witnesses — Jolin Moore, 
Gabriel Allen, Joseph Warren. Proved at Allentown, Oct. 11, 1773. 

Lib. 16, p. 199. 

1780, March 6. L.a-*vrence, Jonathan, and Sarah, of Fairfield Town- 
ship, Cumberland Co. Wards. Son and daughter of Nathan Law- 
rence, of said place, deceased. Petition of Hosea Lawrence states 
that said Wards are under 14, and have personal estate, which should 
have care. Said Hosea is a near kinsman. Guardian — Hosea Law- 
rence. Fellowbondsman — Jonathan Lawrence; both of said place. 
Witness — Ruth Elmer. Lib. 22, p. 63. 

1777, June 14. LiaTvrenee, Norton, of Fairfield Township, Cumber- 
land Co. Ward. Son of Jonathan Lawrence, of said place, deceased. 
Said Norton makes choice of his brother, Jonathan Lawrence, as his 
Guardian. Guardian — Jonathan Lawrence. Fellowbondsman — Abial 
Shaw; both of said Co. Witness — Rachel Clunn. Lib. IS, p. 597. 

1774, Jan. 21. L.awrie, William, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Miriam, £50, and all she had when we were married. 
Son, James Lawrie, the land I bought of John Lawrence, and I con- 
firm the deed for 206 acres which I gave him. Daughter, Mary Olark, 
£215. Daughter, Hannah Clerk, £193. Son, Jacob, the house and lot 
that I bought of Thomas Foulk, which is in Bordentown. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Holloway, £225. Executors — son, James, and friend, Amos 
Middleton. Witnesses — Joseph Bullock, Nathan Wright, Martin Mull. 
Proved March 2, 1774. 

1774, March 1. Inventory, £862.9.11, made by Joseph Bullock and 
Nathan Wright. Lib. 16, p. 332. 

1774, May 11. Lazear, Johannis, of New York; will of. Daughter, 
Leah, wife of Charles DeGray, £90. Daughter, Tryntie, wife of Abra- 
ham Quakenbush, to be paid to her 2 children when 21, £80. Daugh- 
ter, Cornelia, wife of Vanant Sickles, £81. Daughter, Mary, wife of 
John Van Buskerk, £80. Daughter, Margaret, £100, she being single. 
Son, Francis, £100. Son, Nicholas, my Dutch Bible. Son, Cornelius, 
£10. Son, John, % my farm in New Barbadoes; and son, Abraham, %, 
and son, Cornelius, %. Executors — Hendrick "Van Voochasen, of Ring- 
daukemack, farmer, and Hendrick Cooper, of same place, blacksmith. 
Witnesses — David Vanorden, Cornelius Van Home, Prentice Bowen. 
Proved Aug. 1, 1774. Lib. L, p. 180. 

1774, Sept. 27. Lazier, John, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Uzal Ward. 
Fellowbondsman — Matthias Crane; both of Newark, said Co. Witness 
— Nich Hoffman. Lib. M, p. 34. 

1774, June 16. L.eaniingr, Aaron, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
I declare that my son, Jonathan, was born of the body of my wife, 
Mary, in lawful wedlock, the 5th of July, 1738; and my son, Aaron, 
the 28th of Aug., 1740; and my daughter, Sarah, now the wife of Jesse 
Hand, the 21st of Feb., 1743/4; and my son, Mathias, the 19th of 
Sept., 1749; all according to Old Stile; and my daughter, Mary, the 
19th of Oct., 1753; and my son, Persons, the 23rd of July, 1756, and 
was called Persons after his grandfather, John Persons. My son, 
Mathias, died the 27th of Sept., 1763; and my son, Aaron, died the 
31st of Aug., 1764. Wife, Mary, % of my estate. Son, Jonathan, all 



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my estate on the Seven Mile Beach, and the marsh, lands, creeks and 
thoroughfares which I purchased of the New Jersey Society, and the 
tracts which I purchased of Isaac Hand, Sept. 7, 1740, part whereof 

I now live on; also that tract which I purchased of Richard Osborn; 
also the plantation which Richard Osborn sold to Jeremiah Leaming, 
and, by his death, descended to me; also the tracts I purchased of the 
New Jersey Society by several deeds, joining one another, and some 
of them to the plantation I live on, and so making one plantation, 
bounded on the southeast by waters called Ben Hands Sound; on the 
southwest by lands of Elijah Mathews and Jesse Hand; on the west 
end by lands heretofore said to belong to John Shaw; on the north 
by land supposed to contain 55 acres, that Jeremiah Leaming pur- 
chased of Executors of Richard Smith; on the northeast by lands of 
David Corsen, John Leonard, William Smith, and the estate of 
Ananias Osborn, deceased; all of which tracts are situated in Middle 
Precinct of Cape May Co. For dividing my lands at the Bay side, on 
the southwest side of Diers Creek, I order a line to be drawn from 
a smooth square red cedar post marked DC:T:S:1756, set up close to 
the northeast side of the road, that leads from the plantation, for- 
merly of William Whitlock, to the seaside, and formerly called Whit- 
lock's road; now from Daniel Cresse to Philip Cresse, and standing 
in the headline of the plantation of 500 acres that was Whitlock's, 
now Daniel Cresse's and others, where that crosses the said road, 
and said to be a corner of some land of Daniel Cresse, sold to Thomas 
Smith; I say that a line be drawn straight from the said post to the 
place where the said road crosses the southeastmost back swamp 
made by Diers Creek, which line is to be called Court Line. Daugh- 
ter, Mary Leaming, Jr., land at the mouth of Diers Creek, as far in 
the Bay as my land extends, and running up the southwest side of 
Diers Creek, till it comes northwest from the place where the line 
ditch between my land and Joseph Savage comes, down to Diers 
Creek. . . thence west to Delaware Bay; also a tract along the 
said Whitlock's road, and runs to a white oak marked 1725, being a 
tree that was Randal Hewit's, Christopher Church's and Aaron Leam- 
Ing's corner. Daughter, Mary, is to have the Cedar Hammock beach, 
at a place called Cedar Hammocks, bounded on the northwest by 
Delaware Bay, on northeast by Goshen Creek, on southeast by lines 
that was the West Jersey Society, and beach now owned by the chil- 
dren of Thomas Hand, deceased. Daughter, Sarah, wife of Jesse 
Hand, land on Delaware Bay, bounded by land of Randal Hewet, Sr., 
etc. Son, Persons, the tract which I had by the will of my mother, 
between plantation that was James Edwards and Jeremiah Leam- 
ing's; also the tracts which, by deed dated 16 of Sept., 1773, I bought 
of Ezra Hand and wife, Elizabeth, being the middle % part of the 
plantation that formerly belonged to James Edwards. Son, Pearson, 

II acres of land and marsh, which I bought, 24th of Aug., 1767, of 
John Mathews and wife, Phebe, being part of the plantation formerly 
belonging to William Mathews, and is on the southwest side of 
Fishing Creek; also a tract on Diers Creek, along my daughter Mary's 
land; also all of the Island, called Nummys Island; also my estate 
in Island called Five Mile Beach; also Samuel Hands Cove. Edward 
Church, by deed dated 8th of May, 1765, made a deed to me in trust 
for the use of Parsons Leaming, for 25 acres of marsh and water, at 
Eddy Point, which I give to my son. Parsons; also a tract at the end 
of Court Line; also the rest of my lands, on the southwest of Whit- 
lock's road, except what I shall devise to my granddaughter, Priscilla 



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Learning-. Son, Jonathan, tract that was by Shamgar Hand's. Grand- 
daughter, Priscilla Learning, part of the plantation where Jeremiah 
Learning lived, and which descended to me by his death, and is at 
the southwest end of Edmond's meadow. Son, Jonathan, tract on 
Delaware Bay shore, between Diers Creek and Pearse's Point; also 
47 acres of swamp at Culverin, and 5 acres of swamp, which I bought 
of Joseph Badcock, at the peach orchard. The rest of my lands on 
the northwest side of Denise's Creek, and the Cedar Swamp Creek, 
that empties therein, and the Great Cedar swamp, as far northwest 
as the line of Cape May Co. extends, I give to my daughter, Mary 
Learning, Jr. "Whereas, my father returned 180 acres of land at 
Cowders, situated between 413 acres returned to John Swift, and the 
400 acres returned to John Scott, the said 180 acres being recorded 
in Lib. M, folio 210, in the Surveyor General's office at Burlington, 
and bounded on the west end by Maurice River, I give the same to 
my daughter, Mary Leaming. All my lands on the west side of Prince 
Maurice River, in Cumberland Co., I give to my daughter Sarah, and 
my daughter, Mary. Daughter, Sarah, 200 acres, which I bought of 
William Barker, the 13th of Feb., 1745, being the southwest end of 
the 413 acres that was recorded to John Swift, in Surveyor General's 
office in Burlington, in Lib. A, folio 65. I also give her the 200 acres 
that is recorded to me In the Surveyor General's office, in Burlington, 
in Lib. H, folio 461. Whereas, Thomas Byerly, by deed, 14th of 
March, 1723, sold to Andrew Erixson 1,155 acres of land, situated at 
the mouth of Prince Maurice River, and on the east side of said river, 
which Jeremiah Leaming bought of said Erixon's children, and which, 
by the death of Jeremiah Leaming, descended to me, I now give to 
my son, Jonathan, a part of the same, which begins at the mouth of 
said river, thence south 78 degrees east so far as till the next line 
may be drawn, as follows, thence, north 35 degrees east to the back 
line of the said 1,155 acres, so that this line shall pass 30 perches 
westward of the new house, lately built by Jeremiah Leaming, and 
wherein his family, that kept his cattle and plantation, there lived 
when he died, standing in his new orchard that was set out in 1772, 
etc., which I give to my son, Jonathan. Son, Parsons, the rest of 
said 1,155 acres. Son, Parsons, is to have V2 of the rest of my lands 
in Cumberland Co.; and the other Vz thereof I give to my son, Jona- 
than. Granddaughter, Mary Hand, daughter of Jesse Hand, 4 acres 
of land, which by deed, 17th of April, 1769, I bought of Jesse Hand, 
Samson Hacok, and his wife, Sarah Hacok, and being part of the 
plantation whereon the said Samson Hacok then lived, in the Middle 
Precinct. Grandson, Jeremiah Hand, son of Jesse Hand, 8 acres of 
land, being the 5th tract conveyed to me by the New Jersey Society, 
by deed 1st of June, 1747, and is in the Middle Precinct, and is on the 
northeast side of the road, leading from Thomas Leaming to William 
Eldridge's landing, at Goshen, bounded northeast by David Corson, 
and by Thomas Leaming, and my 170 acres, called Beaver Dam tract. 
Whereas, by deed dated 17th of Oct., 1754, I bought of the New Jersey 
Society, 65 acres in Middle Precinct, bounded southeast, part by land 
that was formerly old John Reeves, since belonging to Philip Godfrey 
Reeves, Isard, etc., bounded southwest by lands surveyed for Henry 
or John Leonard, now Thomas Leaming's, and northeast by Jesse 
Hand, I give it to my granddaughters, Sarah Hand and Lydia Hand, 
the daughters of Jesse Hand. Whereas, by deed 6th of Aug. 1754, I 
bought of John Mackey and Daniel Norton, 48 acres, partly in Pine 
Neck, in Middle Precinct, and partly in the adjacent swamp, at or 



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above Providence Ludlam's mill, and between Christopher Learning 
and Jeremiah Ludlam's lands, I give it to my grandson, Aaron Hand, 
son of Jesse Hand. Whereas, Richard Smith, by deed, bought of the 
New Jersey Society, about 55 acres in the Middle Precinct, on both 
sides of the road from where Thomas Learning now lives to Goshen 
Landing, bounded on the south side by my land, and by the west end 
by a 12-acre tract I have since bought, and on the east end by land, 
which said tract the Executors of Richard Smith sold to Jeremiah 
Learning, and did descend to me, one moiety thereof, I give to my 
grandson, Aaron Leaming, the son of Jonathan Learning, and the 
other moiety I give to my grandson, Jonathan Leaming, Jr. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah Hand, % of the 170 acres, called Beaver Dam, which I own 
In partnership with Thomas Leaming, which we bought of the New 
Jersey Society, 17 of June, 1745; also the other tract that joins there- 
to, which Thomas Leaming and I bought of Jeremiah Ludlam, by deed 
6th of Aug., 1745. I am intitled to one-eighth part of a Proprietry 
in West Jersey, which I give to my sons. Parsons and Jonathan. As 
for all my Propriety rights, which shall not be returned at the time 
of my death, I give V2 thereof to Parsons Leaming, and the other h^ 
to Jonathan Leaming. Son, Jonathan, my books of surveys. Daugh- 
ter, Sarah, my negro girl, Nanny. Daughter, Mary, my negro girl, 
Sue. Executors — wife, Mary, my daughters, Sarah and Mary, and my 
sons, Jonathan and Parsons. Witnesses ■ — • Jacob Smith, Jonathan 
Smith, Elijah Matthews, Steven Stevens. 

1776, Sept. 16. Codicil. Whereas, Thomas Leaming, Jr., and I pur- 
chased of Silas and Nathan Young, and their wives, a tract on the 
branches and stream of East Creek, of 510 acres, I give my estate 
therein to my daughter, Mary Leaming, Jr. Whereas, Jeremiah Learn- 
ing, at the time of signing his will, was under an illegal and undue 
influence, and thereby has given to my granddaughter, Priscilla 
Leaming, a plantation, called Edmond Howell's place, which he had 
no right to do, he being under a solemn covenant to suffer it to pass 
otherwise if he died without issue, and in describing the land so given 
to my granddaughter, Priscilla, he extended the lines about three 
hundred rods into my land, which the said Jeremiah never did own, 
this being procured by his advisers, as it should seem to create 
animosity among my family, yet I being willing my granddaughter 
should enjoy the same, I have devised the same to her. Niece, Lydia 
Schelinger, wife of Cornelius Schelinger, £6, and not to be paid to her 
husband. To Aaron Taylor, son of my nephew, John Taylor, a cow. 
Witnesses — Elijah Matthews, Stephen Stephens, Simeon Iszard. 

1780, Aug. 17. Codicil. Whereas, Jonathan Smith, Elijah Matthews 
and Steven Stevens, 3 of the witnesses to my will, have departed this 
life, therefore this Codicil. Witnesses— Jacob Smith, Daniel Garret- 
son, Enoch Smith, Jonathan Garretson, Archibald Campbell. Proved 
Sept. 8, 1780. 

1780,, Sept. 4. Inventory, £181,413.15.9, made by John Holmes and 
Eli Eldredge. Lib. 22, p. 99. 

1769, Dec. 1. Lieamiiig, Jeremiah, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Cousin Jonathan Learning's daughter, Priscilla Leaming, land in the 
Middle Precinct, being a part of land where I live, of 400 acres. 
Cousin, Lydia Leaming, daughter of my sister, Elizabeth Leaming, 
deceased, tract in said Precinct, being a part of the land where I 
live, and is bounded by my brother, Aaron Leaming, of 1,000 acres. 
Cousin, Thomas Leaming, son of my sister, Elizabeth Leaming, de- 



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ceased, my right to % part of the Seven Mile Beach. Cousin, Lydia 
Learning-, daughter of my sister, Elizabeth Leaming-, deceased, my 
right to Five Mile Beach; also land I bought of John Hughes, which 
is bounded by a tract that I bought of Robert Parsons, on the north 
part, and Cape Island Creek on the east, and by Joseph Whilden on 
the south, and the old Kings Road on the west; also a tract I bought 
of Robert Parsons, after the death of Priscilla Raney; also the tract 
I bought of Memucan Hughes. Cousin, Thomas Leaming, son of my 
sister, Elizabeth Leaming, deceased, % the land I own in the Upper 
Precinct. To Priscilla Raney, widow, now living in Cape May Co., 
the use of land in Lower Precinct, being a tract I bought of Robert 
Parsons, during her life; also a tract that I bought of Jacob Eldridge. 
To Enoch Raney, son of said Priscilla, tract I bought of Jacob 
Eldridge, in Lower Precinct. Brother, Nathan Shaw, £5. To Jedediah 
Hughes' wife, Elizabeth, £5. To Aaron Eldridge, £10. To William 
Ewing's wife, Sarah, £5. To Jeremiah Eldridge, £5. Rest of estate 
to my brother, Aaron Leaming, and my sister, Elizabeth Learning's 
children, to %vit, Thomas Leaming, Jr., and Lydia Leaming. Executors 
— cousin, Thomas Leaming, Jr., and my cousin, Lydia Leaming, his 
sister. Witnesses — Mary Mulford, Elizabeth Edwards, Esther Ed- 
wards. Proved Jan. 25, 1774. 

1774, Oct. 14. Inventory, £1,884.5.10, made by Jedidiah Hughes and 
Joshua Hildreth. 

1775, May 3. Account by Thomas Leaming and Lydia Leaming, 
Executors. The following legacies paid; To Priscilla Raney, £200; 
to Aaron Eldridge, £10; to Elizabeth Hughes, as per receipt of Jede- 
diah Hughes, £5; to Jeremiah Eldredge, £5; to the children of Nathan 
Shaw, deceased, £5; to Sarah Ewing, as per receipt of William Ewing, 
£5. Lib. 15, p. 534; Lib. 17, p. 40. 

1773, Dec. 23. Lieconey, James, of Chester Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, William Leconey, plantation where I live, 
which is along the Delaware River; also one moiety of my bank 
meadow, which lies below said plantation, on the said river; all when 
he is 21. Wife, Elizabeth, my personal estate, and the profits of the 
land given to William. Daughters, Martha, Sarah, Elizabeth and 
Mary, to enjoy the lands till they are 18. Rest of estate to be sold. 
To my brother John Leconey's son, William, £5, when 22. Executrix 
— wife, Elizabeth, and iny brother-in-law, John Wallis. Witnesses — 
Thomas Lippincott, Isaiah Toy, Joseph Stokes. Proved Sept. 6, 1779. 

1779, Aug. 26. Inventory, £3,969.17.0, made by John Cox and Andrew 
Anderson. Lib. 21, p. 140. 

1775, Nov. 27. Liecroy, Job, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x — Lucy Lecroy. 
Pellowbondsman — Holme Fogg; both of said Co. 

1775, Oct. 26. Inventory, £209.19.3, made by Thomas Sayre and 
Edward Bradway. Lib. 16, p. 445. 

1772, Aug-. 11. Lieddel, Esther, of Essex Co. Ward. Daughter and 
one of the heirs of Doctor William Leddell, of said place, deceased. 
Said Ward, having some personal estate left her by her father, makes 
choice of her brother, William Leddell as her Guardian, who was 
appointed. Fellowbondsman — Henry Wick; both of Morris Co. Wit- 
nesses — Richard Kemble and Elizabeth Kemble. Lib. K, p. 442. 

1777, Nov. 20. liedlle, William, of New Jersey. Int. Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Ledlie. Fellowbondsman — John Campbell; both of said place. 

Lib. 16. p. 512. 



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1778, Dec. 2. Lee, Michael, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — David 
Paul, Fellowbondsman — Thomas Hewitt; both of said Co. 

1778, Oct. 12. Renunciation by Elizabeth Lee, widow. "Roodstown, 
Cumberland. Mr. Poll: As I am in a poor state of health, I can't 
come to administer and I would be glad you would undertake it. If 
the Lord's will I recover again, I will asist in giting the things 
together, I be glad you would get the clowes and his nee buckels 
there at Polly Lee. I be glad to now when you sell. If there aney 
thing more you want to now plese to send me by the next stage. 
From your frend, Elizabeth Lee." 

1778, Oct. 23. Inventory, £408.19.9, made by John Rambo and John 
Nelson. 

1780, Jan. 31. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 16, p. 522; Lib. 22, p. 65. 

1771, Sept. 30. Lee, Samuel, of Nottingham Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, real and personal, while my 
widow; then to my son, David, except the following legacies. Daugh- 
ter, Jemima Ely, wife of Richard Ely, and her 4 children, Sarah, John, 
Mary and Samuel, £5 each. Executors — wife, Sarah, and my son, 
David Lee. Witnesses — Alexander Adams, Martin Scott, Susannah 
Scott. Proved Dec. 11, 1771. 

1771, Dec. 9. Inventory, £1,026.7.4, made by William Mershon and 
Abraham Skirm. Lib. 15, p. 224. 

1773, Nov. 10. Leeds, Nehemiah, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Sons, Nehemiah and Felix Leeds, all my lands 
and Nehemiah to have the southwest part, and Felix to have the 
northeast part. Daughters, Deborah, Elizabeth, Jemimah and Han- 
nah Leeds, my personal estate, and they are to have the use of the 
west end of the house for 4 years, if they remain unmarried. Execu- 
tors — sons, Nehemiah and Felix. Witnesses — Richard Collins, John 
Coate, Robert Morss. Proved March 25, 1774. 

1773, Dec. 15. Inventory, £255.16.9, made by Jesse Smith and 
Richard Collins. Lib. 17, p. 60. 

1777, May 5. Leek, John, of Little Egg Harbor, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; Avill of. Wife, Phebe, Va of the moveable estate, and the 
income of my lands, only the cedar swamps excepted. The other % 
of my goods to be sold, and the legacies to my son, John Leek, Jr., 
and my daughters, Phebe Mathis and Mary Seay, to be paid thereout. 
My grandson, John Leek, is under age. Son, John, the cedar sw^amp 
I bought of Joshua and Samuel Bellanger, at the head of Turkic 
Creek, on the east side; also the lots I bought of Hananiah Gaunt, 
which I hold in partnership with Jacob Falkinburg, Richard Ors- 
borne, John and Robert Ridgway; also the cedar swamp I bought of 
Caleb Carr. Daughter, Phebe Mathis, 20 shillings. Grandsons, Sam- 
uel Leek and William Leek, sons of John, all lands southeast of 
Wading River, called Willes Creek, with Oak Island. To the inhabi- 
tants of Wading River and Bass River, in Little Egg Harbor, a lot 
of 65 square perches, for a Presbyterian Meeting-house and burial 
ground. Daughter, Mary Seey, 20 shillings. Grandson, John Leek, 
son of John Leek, Jr., my now dwelling house and lands, which joins 
the easterly side of Wading River. Grandchildren, Samuel, John and 
William Leek, meadow at the mouth of Wading River. Executors — 
Recompence, Samuel and Nathan Leek, all of Cumberland. All over- 
plus money to be given to my son, John, and my 4 daughters, Phebe 



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Mary, Martha and Achsah Leake. Grandson, George Washington 
Leek, 2 lots at the hay landing. Witnesses — Lewis Darnel, Grace 
Darnel, Hannah Darnell. Proved Aug. 26, 1777. 

1777, Aug. 25. Inventory, £311.3.5, made by Lewis Darnell and John 
Bodine. 

1778, Jan. 26. Account by Executors. Lib. 18, p. 689; Lib. 19, p. 214. 

1778, Sept. 16. Lefferty, John, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
Stephen Hunt and Bryan Lefferty. Fellowbondsman — Robert Cross; 
all of said Co. 

1779, Feb. 12. Inventory, £279.15.2, made by Jacob Vosseller and 
Daniel McEowen. Lib. 16, p. 530. 

1779, Feb. 9. Lieforge, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Rachel, £200 and some goods, and % the profits of my land. 
Sons, Samuel and David, my plantation. Daughter, Elizabeth, £100. 
Daughter, Delilah, £100. Daughter, Rachel, £100. Executors to take 
the oversight of my children till they are of age. Executors — wife, 
Rachel, and my friends, Samuel Whitehead and Phineas F. Randolph. 
Witnesses — David Whitehead, Elizabeth Coriell, John Runyon. Proved 
June 2, 1779. 

1779, June 8. Inventory, £1,249.18.6, made by John Runyon and 
Mulison F. Randolph. Lib. 21, p. 167. 

1773, Nov. 17. Liemiugr, Hannah, of Freehold,, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. To my friend, Anne Moris, daughter of John Moris, of Shrews- 
bury, £10. To John Archibald, of Shrewsbury, £5. To Sarah Leming, 
wife of Thomas Leming, of Upper Freehold, £8. To Isaiah Leming, 
son of Thomas Leming, £8. To Sarah Leming, daughter of said 
Thomas Leming, £8. To Meribah Leming, daughter of said Thomas 
Leming, £8. To Elisha Tharp, son of Thomas Tharp, of Woodbridge, 
£5. To Anne Tallman, daughter of Stephen Tallman, £2. To Daniel 
McDonnold, of Shrewsbury, £2. To Anne Parker, daughter of Thomas 
Parker, of Freehold, £5. Rest of real and personal to Thomas Parker, 
his daughter, Anne Parker, Anne Moris, John Archibald, Anne Tall- 
man and Elisha Tharp. Executor — Thomas Parker. Witnesses — 
David Jones, Robert James, Jr., John Parent. Proved Dec. 6, 1773. 

1774, March 4. Inventory, £138.5.2, made by Thomas Thomson and 
Robert James, Jr. Lib. L, p. 35. 



1771, Jan. 24. Lennard, E^dward, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Sarah Lennard, widow of said Edward. Fellow- 
bondsman — William Lenard; both of said place. Witnesses — Benja- 
min Heritage and S. Blackwood. 

1771, Jan. 21. Inventory, £115.11.1, made by Benjamin Heritage and 
Patrick Flaningam. Lib, 15, p. 112. 

1773, April 13. Lennox, James, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — Ruth 
Lennox. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Ballinger; both of Deptford Town- 
ship, said Co. 

1773, April 7. Inventory, £20.3.0, made by Isaac Ballinger and 
Joshua Lord. 

1774, March 22. Account by Adm'x. Paid Keuria Lennox, for 
nursing, £2.10.6. Lib. 14, p. 522; Lib. 15, p. 521. 

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1780, Feb. 1. Leonard, Anne, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — Nathan 
Corson. Fellowbondsman — Abner Corson; both of said Co. Witness — 
Joseph Hildreth. 

1779, Sept. 15. Inventory, £217.8.7, made by David Corson and 
Abner Corson. Lib. 22, p. 38. 

1771, Feb. 10. Leonard, John, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Anne, all of my moveable estate, and the use of my plantation, and 
cedar swamp; and, if she want money, she can sell the swamp. To 
Nathan Goff, £40. To said Nathan Goff, my plantation. My cousins 
in Carolina, the following sums: To cousin, Samuel Leonard, £18; to 
cousin, John Leonard, £16; to cousin, Henry Leonard, £18; to cousin, 
Jacob Leonard, £16; to cousin, John Robinson, £16. Brother, Samuel 
Leonard, £10; but, if he be not living then to my cousin, Samuel's son, 
John Leonard, and my cousin, Henry's son, John Leonard. The said 
Nathan Goff, is to pay the above amounts, but if he does not pay 
them, then Samuel Leonard, John, or Henry, or Jacob Leonard, to sell 
the lands, and the money given to my brother Henry's 4 daughters, 
£10 each; to Phebe Hewit's children, £10; to my sister, Sarah Robin- 
son's daughters, £5 a piece; and the rest to my brother, Samuel Leon- 
ard, if he is living, but if not, then to his daughter, Jane Ludlam, 
£10, and, if any remains, to Samuel, John, Henry and Isaac Leonard, 
and John Robinson. Executrix — wife, Anne. Witnesses — Jacob Smith, 
Jonathan Edwards, Shamgar Hewit, Enoch Smith. Proved Oct. 24, 
1771. 

1770, Oct. 24. Inventory, £145.17.0, made by Nathan Corson and 
Jacob Smith. Inventory stated to be "of John Leonard, Esq." 

Lib. 16, p. 19. 

1774, Feb. 25. Leonard, Nathaniel, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman: will of. Wife, Catherine, all the land which was left me 
by the will of my father, while she is my widow, and, if she be deliv- 
ered of a child, it is to be brought up by my executors, and, at age 
of 21, to have my estate. My executors are to purchase so much of 
the place as was left to my brother, Thomas, by my father's will. 
My wife is to have 2 cows, as soon as my brother Joseph and she 
divides. Brothers, Joseph and Thomas, may keep the steers. If my 
wife marry, and child die, then I give my estate to my brothers, John, 
Joseph and Thomas. Executors — brother, Joseph, and my cousin, 
Andrew Bowne. Witnesses — Henry Tunis, Catherine Crawford, An- 
drew Brannan. Proved March 8, 1774. 

1774, March 9. Inventory, £312.8.5, made by John Stillwell and 
Jonathan Herbert. Lib. L, p. 113. 

1776, March 9. Leonard, William, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Leonard. Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah Carter; both of said Co. 

1776, March 6. Inventory, £553.9.7, made by Judah Heritage and 
Jeremiah Carter. 

1777, May 2. Account by Adm'r. Paid Abraham Leonard, £18.12.8. 

Lib. 16, p. 489: Lib. 18, p. 469. 

1774, Nov. 11. Letts, Peter, of South Ward of Perth Amboy, Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. Wife, Hannah Letts, 2 cows, chickens and lot of 
household goods, while my widow, and my two sons, Elijah and 
Elisha, to give their mother a good living. Grandson, Lewis Letts, 
son of Elijah, a gun. My said sons my apparel, and they are to have 



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my plantation and salt meadow. Granddaughter, Hannah Letts, 
daughter of Frances Letts, £5. Granddaughter, Susanah Morse, daugh- 
ter of John Morse, £5. Executors — son, Elijah, and my friends, Abra- 
ham Barkalew, of New Brunswick, and Isaac Stelle, of Piscataway. 
Witnesses — Abraham Buckelew, Elijah Disbrow, Abraham Letts. 
Proved Dec. 6, 1774. Lib. L, p. 238. 

1777, Nov. 20. Lewis, Hannah, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Daniel 
Lewis, of Dutchess Co., New York. Fellowbondsman — William Burnet, 
of Essex Co. Witness — Hannah Burnet. Lib. 18, p. 625. 

1777, April 25. Lewis, Isaac B., of Mendham, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Milicent, £50, and the bed and bedding she brought when I 
married her. Brother, Samuel Lewis, my watch and apparel. Sisters, 
Sarah, Mary, Rebeckah, Elizabeth and Johannah, £4 each. Daughters, 
Mary, Melicent and Hannah, the remainder, when they are of age. 
My land may be sold. Executors — father, Thomas Lewis, and my 
wife, Milicent. W^itnesses — David Thompson, Caleb Baldwin, Eliza- 
beth Odell. Proved May 12, 1777. Lib. 18, p. 423. 

1777, July 13. Le^vis, Levi, of Mendham, Morris Co., blacksmith; 
will of. Wife, Mary, all of my moveable estate, except what is here- 
after mentioned, and the use of my mill plantation, except the 2 mills 
and mill yards belonging to both mills; also a part of my old planta- 
tion, where my son, James, lives. Son, Levi, 20 shillings, as heir-at- 
law. Sons, Levi and Edward, my mills and plantation thereunto 
belonging, after my wife ceases to be my widow. Son, James, the 
old homestead. To each of my daughters, £5. Executors — son-in- 
laws, William Logan and John Mitchel. Witnesses — John Hamler, 
William Loveridge, Nathan Simcock. Proved June 23, 1779. 

1779, June 22. Inventory, £3,187.15.5, made by James Johnston and 
Francis Headley. Lib. 21, p. 95. 

1777, Aug. 16. Lewis, Thomas, of Mendham, Morris Co., clerk; will 
of. Wife, Joanna Lewis, £80, cows, negro wench and some furniture. 
Son, Samuel, £200 and apparel. Granddaughter, Anna Lewis Phillips, 
£20. Daughter, Sarah Lewis, £40. Daughter, Mary Ford, £10. Daugh- 
ters, Rebecah, Elizabeth and Joanna, £100 each. Executors — David 
Thompson and Daniel Cooke, of Mendham. Witnesses — Jacob Thomp- 
son, Henry Conkling, Josiah Conkling. Proved Sept. 6, 1777. 

Lib. 19, p. 289. 

1777, Dec. 9. Lewis, Zepheniah, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Anna Lewis. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Lewis, of said Co., carpenter. 
Witness — Sarah Kirkpatrick. 

1777, April 11. Inventory, £247.7.7, made by John Harris and Na- 
thaniel Ayers. Notes against Edward Lewis, Edward Lewis Cooper, 
Jacob Lewis, William Doty, Nathaniel Hayden and Jeremiah Hayden. 

Lib. 18, p. 626. 

1767, Nov. 12. Leydecker, Abraham, of Bergen Co., yeoman; will of. 
Nephew, Gerrit Lydecker, son of my brother, Ryck Lydecker, £5. 
Wife, Elizabeth, £50; also £30 yearly, during her life, to be paid by 
my nephew, Gerrit Lydecker, the son of my brother, Gerret, and 
my nephew, Albert Lidecker, son of my said brother, Gerrit Lydecker. 
Nephew, Gerrit, the son of my brother, Gerrit Lydecker, farm where 
I live, which I bought of my brother Ryck. Nephew, Albert, son of 



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my brother, Gerrit, house and lot in New York, fronting Crown 
Street, which was conveyed to me by Gaultherus Du Bois; also salt 
meadow on the Hackensack River, which I bought of James Moore, 
of 9 acres. Rest of my estate to be sold, and then the money to be 
g-iven to my nieces, Wintie Duree, Antie Oblenus, Elizabeth Nagel, 
Neiltie Bogert and Cornelia Demerest, the daughters of my brother, 
Gerrit; and the two children of Gertruyd Demerest, deceased, who 
was also a daughter of my brother, Gerrit, % part. Brother, Cor- 
nelius, Vs part during his life, and, after his death, to all the children 
of my brothers and sisters (except Gerrit and Albert). Sister, Eliza- 
beth Benson, wife of Johannis Benson, % part. To children of my 
brother, Rick, Vs part. To children and grandchildren of my sister, 
Klaertie Nagel, deceased, namely, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Cornelia, 
Janaca and Catherine (daughters), and to the children of her daugh- 
ter, Cornelia. Executors — my wife, Elizabeth, my nephew, Garrit 
Lydecker, my friends, Peter Soebrisco and Joast Sabrisco. Witnesses 
— John V. Cortlandt, Philip V. Cortlandt, Andrew Stockholm. Proved 
June 16, 1773. Lib. K, p. 446. 

1775, Jan. 10. Lightheizer, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
James Talman. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Hugg; both of said Co. 

Lib. 15, p. 537. 

1780, March 13. Lilly, Mary, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Jonathan 
Cory. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Woodruff; both of said Co. 

1780, Feb. 8. Inventory, made by Thomas Woodruff and Aaron 
Woodruff. Lib. 22, p. 360. 

Vv 1760, Aug;. 1. Liiming^, Dinah, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 

0\ will of. I am now in the 66th year of my age. Son, John Liming, 

2 shillings. Sons, William, Henry and Thomas, 2 shillings a piece. 
3 Youngest daughters, Mary and Sarah, rest of estate. My 2 eldest 

daughters, Dinah and Kesiah, 2 shillings a piece. Executors— son-in- 
law, Jeremiah Everingham, and my friend, John Chamberlain. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Robins, William Lawrence. Proved Nov. 6, 1773. 

1773, Oct. 18. Inventory, £17.19.3, made by Robert Hutchinson and 
Henry Fisher. Lib. 16, p. 198. 

1771, Dec. 15. Lininiing;, Thoniaa, of Shrewsbury Township, Mon- 
' mouth Co.; will of. Lands to be sold. To my eldest brother's son, 

John, 8 shillings. To Ann Tallman, when of age, £10. Wife, Hannah, 
rest of estate. Executors — wife, Hannah, and my neighbor, Thomas 
George. Witnesses — William Patten, Joseph Throckmorten, Mary 
Balser. Proved April 27, 1772. 

1772, April 30. Inventory, £38.9.6, made by Joseph Wainwright and 
Cornelius Winant. Lib. K, p. 434. 

1777, Jan. 28. Llnberger, John, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Son, John Linberger, sheep and a mare. Wife to have the rest of 
personal and real estate, while my widow, in order to bring up the 
youngest children, but, if she marry, then to be divided between my 
sons and daughters. Executrix — wife, Elizabeth. Witnesses — Jacob 
Vannorstrand, Thomas Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Parkinson. Proved 
July 1, 1777. 

1777, July 5. Inventory, £109.15.6, made by Jonathan Parkinson and 
Thomas Kirkpatrick. Lib. 18, p. 583. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 309 

1774, Feb. 4. Linch, James, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Abel Harris. 
Fellowbondsmen — Andrew McCallam and John Procter; all of Lower 
Penns Neck, said Co. 

1774, Feb. 2. Inventory, £63.9.10, made by Andrew McCallam and 
John Procter. Lib. 15, p. 520; Lib. 16, p. 484. 

1777, Aug-. 13. Liindsly, Daniel, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Wife, Grace, 2 cows and 6 sheep, which are to be kept by my sons, 
Moses and Joseph; and she is to have various goods, which, at her 
death are to be divided between my daughters. Son, Joseph, 50 
acres out of the 100 acre lot, which I bought of Thomas Hunterdon. 
Son, Moses, the rest of the land. Executors — wife, Grace, and my 
sons, Moses and Joseph. Witnesses — John Lindsly, Samuel Leonard, 
Samuel Squier. Proved Oct. 23, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 293. 

1775, Sept. 29.. Line, Isaac, of Borough of Elizabeth, Somerset Co., 
yeoman: will of. Wife, Mary Line, my personal estate. Son, Isaac, 
when 21, my land; but, if he die, then to my brother, Henry. Execu- 
tors — wife, Mary, and my friend. Doctor Jedidiah Swan, of Essex Co. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Miller 3rd, Richard Ayres, William Coles. 
Proved Oct. 10, 1775. 

1775, Oct. 11. Inventory, £106.6.6, made by Isaac Clark and John 
Darby. Lib. L, p. 302. 

1779, Aug. 14. Line, Isaiah, of Essex Co. Ward. Son of William 
Line, farmer, deceased. Said Ward makes choice of Isaac Clark as 
his Guardian. Guardian — Isaac Clark, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — 
David Elston, blacksmith; both of said Co. Lib. 22, p. 61. 

1770, Dec. 17. Line, Nathaniel, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. Plantation where I live to be sold. Wife, Rachel, use of my 
estate, for her and our children's support; and they are to be put 
to trades. Children, Searing Line, Mary Line, William Line, Joab 
Line, Nathaniel Line and Simon Line, to have what is left. Wife to 
have the house and land at the plains. Executors — wife, Rachel, and 
friend, Recompence Stanbury. Witnesses — Nehemiah Tunis, Esther 
Jones, William Coles. Proved Jan. 1, 1771. Lib. K, p. 271. 

1779, March 1. Line, William, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co.; 
will of. My part of the grist mill and land belonging to it to be sold. 
The said mill is known by the name of Fall Mill. Wife, Deborough 
Line, 1/6 of the money it brings. Son, Joseph, % of my plantation, 
joining to Cornelius Frazee, except 3 acres of woodland, upon the 
Second Mountain, joining my east and west line, that I entered for 
my son, Isiah. Son, Isaiah, I/3 of my homestead, joining his brother, 
Joseph, except 3 acres of meadow that I intended for his brother, 
Jedidiah. Son, Jedediah, % my homestead, joining his brother, 
Isaiah, and 3 acres of woodland upon the Second Mountain; also 3 
acres of meadow. To my said 3 sons, land in the Ash Swamp, that I 
bought of David Frazee. Daughter, Phebe Elstone, a setting-out, 
equal with my 2 daughters, Nete Elstone and Cloe Shotwell. Daugh- 
ters, ]\Iary Parse, Nete Elstone, Cloe Shotwell, Phebe Elstone and 
Sary Line, the rest of moveable estate. Children, Joseph Line, Isaiah 
Line, Jedidiah Line, Mary Parse, Nete Elstone, Cloe Shotwell, Phebe 
Elstone and Sary Line, a plantation at Mannes Squan, joining upon 
Squan Bridge and River, that I bought of Steven Frazee, that is now 



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in the possession of William Mortan; also land now in possession of 
Joseph Allen, which land was given to me by said Allen's father, 
Joseph Allen, by deed, which deed this present Joseph Allen did de- 
clare, before John Stites, he had destroyed. If any of my children 
proceed to get the land in possession of William Mortan, or in pos- 
session of Joseph Allen, then my executors can take the advice of 
William Livingston and John Dehart, and proceed to recover. Ex- 
ecutors — Joseph Morss, Jr., my son, John Line, and John Sm. Shot- 
well. Witnesses — David Morris, Simeon Rogers, Elisha Parker. 
Proved June 9, 1779. Probate to John Smith Shotwell, as the acting 
Executor. 

1779, March 16. Inventory, £89.17.8, made by John Tucker, Henry 
Prazee and James Clark. Lib. 21, p. 161. 

1775, June 16. Liun, Alexander, of Bernardstown, Somerset Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah Linn, Ys of the personal estate. Son, James 
Linn, Vs of same. Daughter, Margaret Linn, % of same. Wife, Sarah, 
the plantation where I live, of 163 acres, while my widow; then to 
my son, James, and he is to have the plantation which I bought of 
William Linn, of 290 acres; also the plantation I bought of Joseph 
Linn, of 107 acres: also the woodlot which I bought of Hon. William, 
Earl of Sterling, of 52 acres; also the plantation lying between the 
lands of Leonard Stright and Jonathan Whitaker, of 195 acres. 
Daughter, Margaret Linn, the plantation at the North Branch of Rar- 
aton and Mine Brook in Bernards Town, of 282 acres, as by a deed 
from Robert Stockton, High Sheriff of Somerset Co., for 247 acres, and 
a deed from Henry Smith, and Elizabeth, his wife, for 35 acres. 
Executors — son, James, and my son-in-law, John Armstrong. Wit- 
nesses — Jonathan Whitaker, Stephen Whitaker, James Lee. Proved 
March 13, 1776. Lib. M, p. 21. 

1774, Oct. 15. liippincott, Abel, of Evesham Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Catherine, use of my plantation where I live. 
Son, Freedom, £20, when he is 21. Son, Abel, the homestead, where I 
live, except a piece of woodland at the east end, beginning at the 
end of Joshua Lippincott's lane, and runs to a corner of Joseph Eves, 
when he is 21. Son, Abel, to have negro, Sampson. Executors — wife, 
Catharine, and my friends, Joshua Lippincott and Micajah Wills. 
Witnesses — Rhoda Witten, Thomas Draper, John Campbell. Proved 
May 23, 1775. 

[No date.] Renunciation made by Joshua Lippincott and Micajah 
Wills. 

1775, May 11. Inventory, £715.9.6, made by Abner Rogers and 
Solomon Haines. Lib. 17, p. 126. 

1776, Aug. 8. Liippincott, Daniel, of Evesham Township, Burlington 
Co.: will of. Wife, Elizabeth, £100. Daughter, Lydia Ashead, £5. 
Daughter, Sarah Middleton, £5. Daughter, Rachel Lippincott, £100. 
Daughter, Annah Lippincott, £100. Son, Benjamin, part of the plan- 
tation, with the mill. Son, James, the land I bought of John Garwood. 
Son, Daniel, the house and shop where Thomas Draper lives, when 
21. Son, Jonathan, part of my plantation, to be laid off, and a meadow 
that joins John Inskeep, Levi Lippincott and Jacob Wills. Son, 
Micajah, part of my plantation, to be set off. Son, John, £5. Execu- 
tors — my wife, and my son, John. Witnesses — Levi Lippincott, Mica- 
jah Wills, Enoch Evans. Proved March 22, 1777. 



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1777, March 14. Inventory, £973.11.8, made by Joshua Lippincott 
and Enoch Evans. Lib. 18, p. 146. 

1778, Feb. 15. Lippincott, Kzekiel, of Chester Township, Burlington 
Co., carpenter; w^ill of. Wife, Ann, all the goods she brought with 
her, and profits of my house and lot where I live, till sold. Personal 
goods to be sold, as also my house and lot, at the time my daughter, 
Jane, is 21, and, of the proceeds, I give 1/6 part to my wife, and 1/6 
to my son, Samuel, and 1/6 to my daughter, Lydia Lippincott, and 
1/6 to my daughter, Jane Lippincott, and % to my son, William, and 
1/6 to my daughter, Atlantica Lippincott. Executors — my cousin, 
John Lippincott, and my brother-in-law, William Matlack. Witness 
— Thomas Matlack, Enoch Lycan, John Cox. Proved Feb. 17, 1779. 

1778, April 7. Inventory, £122.1.9, made by John Cox and Samuel 
Laning. Lib. 21, p. 1. 

1776, Feb. 26. Iiippineott, Freedom, of Burlington Co. Ward. Son 
of Abel Lippincott, of said Co. Guardian — Jacob Shinn. Fellowbonds- 
man — Joshua Lippincott; both of said Co. Jacob Evans, Caleb Evans 
and Isaac Evans had asked that Jacob Shinn might be made Guardian. 

Lib. 16, p. 486. 

1772, Feb. 17. Lippincott, Hannali, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
widow; will of. Being a "talires" woman. Son, Silos, 5 shillings. 
Daughter, Leu'a Crese, 5 shillings. Daughter, Freelove, 5 shillings. 
Daughter, Hannah, a chest of drawers. Daughter, Aurdria, 5 shil- 
lings. Daughter, Ruth, my apparel. Son, Thomas, a bed. Daughter, 
Beulah, cloth at the weaver's. Granddaughter, Margit Mount, a bed. 
Executor — friend, Thomas Borden. Witnesses — Jacob Hance, John 
Corlis. Proved Jan. 14, 1773. Lib. K, p. 453. 

177y, Marcli 31. Lippincott, Jacob, of Chester Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah, my personal estate. The plan- 
tation where I live I give to the child that my wife now goeth with, 
when it is of age. Wife to have the use of the plantation, to bring up 
said child. If the child die under age, then I give the plantation to 
my brother-in-law, Abraham Wilson. My mother is to possess the 
house and that lot of land lotted out for her, where she lives. Ex- 
ecutors — my wife, and my friend, William Hunter. Witnesses — 
Richard Lippincott, John Wilson, John Cox. Proved April 10, 1779. 

1779, April 9. Inventory, £1,338.15.7, made by John Cox and John 
Stone. Lib. 20, p. 369. 

1772, Oct. 28. Lippincott, Job, of Springfield Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Joseph, the plantation which my father 
purchased of William Shinn, where Thomas Shinn now lives, in 
Springfield; also the brick house and lot in Mount Holly, where my 
mother lives, after her decease; also one moiety of a cedar swamp 
I purchased of Robert Webb. Son, Job, my houses and land, where I 
live; also my plantation, known as the Mount Farm; also the other 
moiety of said swamp. My wife, Hannah, £150, and use of planta- 
tions, till my sons are 21. Daughter, Mary Black, wife of John Black, 
£100. Daughter, Elizabeth Lippincott, £200, when she Is 20. Daugh- 
ter, Anna Lippincott, £200, when 20. Daughter, Patience Lippincott, 
£200, when 18. The house Amos Hutchin keeps tavern in, to be 
rented till son, Job. is 21. My V2 of the saw mill, and all my pine 



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lands, which I bought of Robert Webb, John Monrow and William 
Bishop; also the Holly swamp, and the plantation that is now rented 
to George Fenton, all to be sold. Executors — wife, Hannah, and my 
son-in-law, John Black. Witnesses — Daniel Doughty Smith, Joseph 
Kindell, Joseph Imlay. Proved July 15, 1775. 

1775, Oct. 2. Inventory, £120.11.9, made by Jonathan Hough and 
Joseph Imlay. Lib. 17, p. 102. 

1780, Sept. 30. Lippincott, John, of Chester Township, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, Hannah, the goods she brought at our marriage, 
and otherwise to be provided for on the place. I have taken a deed 
from the executors of Amos Tilton, for a plantation in Middletown 
Township, Monmouth Co., which land I was ordered to sell, agreeable 
to an article made between me and the legatees of Amos Tilton, 
now in the hands of Richard Lawrence, and I have given my bond 
for a certain sum, and, if the legatees give to my executors the said 
bond, there shall be no sale, but, if they do not, then my executors 
are to sell the said plantation, and with the moneys take up the said 
bond. If my executors do not make a sale, then I give to my wife, 
Hannah, % of that land late the property of said Amos Tilton. I give 
to my sister-in-law, Lydia Tilton, also %. I give to Daniel Potter, 
and his sister Lydia (the wife of Peter Walcut) the other %. My 
executors are to finish the house where Abrahain Johnston lives. 
Son, Thomas, the mare he rides. Son, John, the mare he rides. Son, 
Barzillai, a bed. Son, Acquilla, a bed. Daughter, Abigail Lippincott, 
books. I have agreed with my son, Barzillai's master, to provide 
him clothing, while he is an apprentice. Son, Barzillai, £55, when 21. 
Son, Acquilla, £55, when 21. Daughter, Abigail Lippincott, £25, when 
18. Son, John, part of my plantation, to begin at northwest corner 
of Thomas Warrington, and to run to corner of John Stokes, and run 
by land I will give to my son Thomas, and by lands of Isaac Lippin- 
cott, and contains 200 acres; also Vs of meadow I bought of Thomas 
Stiles. Son, Acquila, land along that given to son John, and to con- 
tain 25 acres; also % of said meadow. Son, Barzillai, meadow of my 
plantation. Son, Thomas, 7 acres, the rest of my plantation. Execu- 
tors — sons, Thomas and John. Witnesses — Samuel Shute, Caleb Lip- 
pincott, Joseph Stokes. 

1780, Oct. 28. Codicil. Clothing given to sons, Thomas, John, 
Barzillai and Aquilla. Witnesses — Samuel Shute, Joseph Stokes. 
Proved Dec. 1, 1780. 

1780, Nov. 11. Inventory, £679.15.3, made by Enoch Roberts and 
Samuel Shute. 

1784, June 13. Account by Executors. 

Lib. 22, p. 228; Lib. 25, p. 543. 

1776, April 19. Lippincott, Jonathan, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jedediah Allen. Fellowbondsman — Isaac Bassett; both of said Co. 

1776, April 17. Inventory, £89.16.11, made by Isaac Bassett and 
Edward Dunlap. Lib. 16, p. 493. 

1773, March 3. Liippincott, Joseph, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Rebecca, £40, and all the goods which I had with her. 
Son, Isaac, my plantation, which I bought of William Budd; also the 
land I bought of Jacob Gaskill; all joining, and bounded by Jacob 
Woolston, Jacob Gaskill, Samuel Lippincott and Abraham Lippincott. 
Son, Abraham, plantation where I dwell. Sons, Abraham and Isaac, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-1780 313 

my meadow in Spring-field, that joins Lott Ridgway, Joseph Lamb, 
Samuel Lippincott and others. Daughter, Mary, the wife of Job 
Moore, £40. Daug-hter, Sybil, the wife of Jonathan Sleeper, £10. 
Daughter, Elizabeth, £31, when she is 21; also £10 yearly for 4 years. 
Executors — sons, Abraham and Isaac. Witnesses — William Calvert, 
Francis Dawson, John White. Proved Jan. 7, 1779. 

1778, Dec. 24. Inventory, £1,459.14.5, made by Lot Ridgway and 
William Norton. Lib. 20, p. 402. 

1777, Ang. 29. Lippincott, Joseph, of Evesham, Burlington Co. Int. 
Adm'rs — Hannah Lippincott and Amaziah Lippincott. Fellowbonds- 
man — William Troth; all of said place. 

1777, Aug. 25. Inventory, £298.1.7, made by Thomas Shinn and 
Lawrence Webster. Lib. 18, p. 610. 

1771, Feb. 2. Lippincott, Thomas, of Squancum, Shrewsbury Town- 
ship, Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'x — Elizabeth Lippincott, widow of 
said Thomas. Fellowbondsmen — William Lippincott and William 
Little; all of Shrewsbury. Lib. K, p. 293. 

1777, Nov. 26. Lippincott, Thomas, of Chester Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, William, land that I bought of Joseph 
Smith, joining the plantation where I live; he paying to his brother, 
Thomas, £60, when he is 21, and to his sister, Mary Lippincott, £40, 
when she is 18. My land at Morris River to be sold. Wife, Elizabeth, 
the rest of my estate. Executors — my wife, and my brother-in-law, 
William Haines. Witnesses — John Stokes, Samuel Jones, John Lip- 
pincott. Proved Dec. 26, 1777. 

1777, Dec. 24. Inventory, £202.10.0, made by John Lippincott and 
John Stokes. 

1781, March 17. Account by Executors. 

Lib. 19, p. 418; Lib. 23, p. 211. 

1778, April 29. Lltes, Michael, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Jonathan Lippincott. Fellowbondsman — Israel Wood- 
ward; both of said place. Witnesses — Nathan Jones and John Brown. 

1778, April 28. Inventory, £93.5.8, made by Daniel Sexton and Israel 
Woodward. 

1779, April 22. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 16, p. 515: Lib. 22, p. 66. 

1762, Oct. 28. Llttell, Isaac, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Jemima, % of my real and personal estate. 
Only son, Benjamin Littell, all my lands. Daughter, Jemima, £35. 
Daughter, Abigail, £30. Daughter, Susanna, £30. Daughter, Sarah, 
£30. Daughter, Desire, £30; as they come of age. Executors — wife, 
Jemima, and my brother-in-law, Moses Prazee. Witnesses — Samuel 
Elstone, Sarah Elstone, Ebenezer Price. Proved Feb. 25, 1778. 

1778, Feb. 24. Inventory, £114.3.0, made by Henry Demoney and 
William Tarey. Lib. 18, p. 643. 

1770, Aug. 23. Llttell, Joseph, Jr., of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., blacksmith; will of. My lands and salt meadow to be sold, ex- 
cept the house and lot where I live. I give the said house and lot 
to my children, and those hereafter named, that is to say, Matthias 
Littell, Eliezer Littell, sons of my present wife, Hannah; and my 
sons, Robert Littell and Joseph Littell; and my daughters, Sarah 



314 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Littell and Susannah Littell. Wife, Hannah, the use of the house 
and lot. Executors — John Halsted, and my friends, Caleb Halsted 
and John Ogden, shipwright, all of said Borough. Witnesses — Joseph 
Morss, Joseph Tooker, Aaron Laine, Joseph Tooker, Jr. Proved Jan. 
21, 1772. Lib. K. p. 410. 

1773, Nov. 1. Liittell, Moses, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'rs — Abigail 
Littell, John Littell the third, and John David Lamb. Fellowbonds- 
man — Corbet Scudder; all of said Co. 

1773, Nov. 3. Inventory, £426.3.3, made by Thomas Woodruff and 
Corbet Scudder. Lib. K, p. 553. 

1777, June 10. Little, John, of Galloway Township, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'x — Sarah Little. Fellowbondsman — Richard Collins; both 
of said place. Witness — John Lawrence. 

1777, May 30. Inventory, £725.18.7, made by Richard Collins and 
Edmund Cordeary. 

1778, Dec. 10. Account by Sarah Little, Adm'x of estate of John 
Little, of Great Eg-g- Harbor, deceased. 

1780, Oct. 27 — Adm'r — William Cramer, of Little Egg Harbor. Fel- 
lowbondsmen — Joseph Biddle, of Springfield, and Abraham Winner, of 
Northampton; all of Burlington Co. The said William Cramer is 
appointed Adm'r of the estate of John Little, left unadministered by 
Sarah Little, during the minority of James, the son of said John 
Little. 

1787, June 9. Account by William Cramer, Adm'r of the goods left 
unadministered by Sarah Little, deceased, who was the Adm'x of 
John Little. 

Lib. 16, p. 521; Lib. 18, p. 473; Lib. 23, p. 341; Lib. 26, p. 48. 

1778, May 18. Livingston, Pbilip, of New York, now residing in the 
town of York, Penn'a; will of. Wife, Christina Livingston, % of the 
personal estate; and, out of the other %, I give to my 4 children, Mar- 
garet, Sarah, Abraham and Henry, £700 Sterling. My 6 children, 
Philip, Catherine, Margaret, Sarah, Abraham and Henry, the rest of 
personal. Wife, Christina, my real estate in the township of Brook- 
land, Kings Co., Nassau Island; also the house, late my dwelling 
house, in New York City; also the house adjoining the same, late in 
possession of Wynands Vanzands, during her life. I order £25 to be 
paid yearly to my son, Richard, and my Executors are to apply £50 
yearly to maintain him. All my real estate, except such parts as 
may be sold, to my 6 children, Philip, Catherine, Margaret, Sarah, 
Abraham and Henry, as tenants in common. Executors — wife, Chris- 
tina, and friends, Abraham Ten Broeck and Walter Livingston, and 
my sons, Abraham and Henry, and my son-in-law, Thomas Jones. 
Witnesses — Nathaniel Scudder, William Duer, Gould Morris. Proved 
March 20. 1779. Lib. 21, p. 23. 

1774, Nov. 23. Lloyd, Timothy, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Timothy, £5. Grandson, David Lloyd, farm where 
I live, and the land which I have or had in partnership with John 
Reed, Peter Bowne and David Gordon. Daughter, Catharine, wife 
of James Anderson, £20. Grandson, Timothy Gordon, £10, when 21. 
Granddaughter, Anne Porter, £10, when 21. The said David Lloyd 
is to support his father and mother, while they live. Executors — 
son, John, and my grandson, David Lloyd. Witnesses — John Reed, 
Zehulon Baird, John Anderson. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 315 

1776, March 28. Codicil. My grandson, David Lloyd, is to support 
my son, Timothy Lloyd, and his wife (his father and mother) during 
their lives. Witnesses — Daniel Vanmater, John Reed, John Anderson. 
Proved Feb. 18, 1778. Lib. 19, p. 433. 

1773, Dec. 15. Lock, Andrevr, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — Daniel 
Sutherland, yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Clark, Esq.; both of 
Greenwich Township, said Co. 

1773, Dec. 2. Renunciation by Deborah Lock, widow of said An- 
drew, in favor of her friend, Daniel Sutherland. Lib. 14, p. 544. 

1776, July 12. Lock, Andrew, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Son, Israel, the plantation I bought of John Cozens and 
John Tomes, which joins Robert Tumes and others; also % of my 
meadow on Great Mantua Creek, joining Joshua Cozens, when he is 
21, and, until then, I give the profits to my wife, Catherine, in order 
to bring up my small children. Son, Andrew, plantation where I 
live, except meadow given to Israel, when he is 21. If Israel die 
before 21, then what I give him I give to my son, Enos. Rest of 
real and personal to be sold, and money divided between my children, 
Esther, Enos and Rebecca. Executor — my friend, Joshua Paul. Wit- 
nesses — Martha Cozens, Ami Pruitt, Joshua Cozens. Proved Sept. 
30, 1776. 

1776, Oct. 4. Inventory, £363.5.91^, made by Joshua Cozens and 
William Eldridge. 

1780, Feb. 2. Account by Executor. Lib. 17, p. 307; Lib. 22, p. 65. 

1769, July 1. Liock, Charles, of Rapapo, Woolwich Township, 
Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elener, some household goods, 
and, after her death, to all my children. Son, John, my plantation 
where I live, and the meadow on Rapapo Creek, of 9% acres. Son, 
Charles, £20, when 21. Son, Ezekel, £10, when 21. Daughter, Deborah 
Lock, a cow and calf. Daughter, Susannah Lock, a cow, when 18. 
Son, Peter, 20 shillings. Executors — wife, Elener, and my son, Peter. 
Witnesses — Hans Urine, William Homan, Jacob Jones. Proved Aug. 
10, 1771. Lib. 14, p. 395. 

1774, March 30. Lock, E^Iias, of Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. 
Mother, Sarah Lock, the plantation that James Cain lives on, and 
the place I live on, and, after her death, to my sisters, Sarah, Susan- 
nah and Lidy. Executors — friend, Daniel Adams, and my sister, 
Sarah Lock. Witnesses — Aaron Friend Cade, Deborah Lock, William 
Watson. Proved April 26, 1779. Lib. 20, p. 393. 

1779, July 20. Lock, Francis, of Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Anne Lock, of said place, widow. Fellowbondsman 
— George McMurtrie, of Knowlton, Sussex Co., yeoman. 

1779, July 26. Inventory, £1,557,16.5, made by George McMurtrie 
and John Basset. Lib. M, p. 83. 

1780, March 11. Lock, Israel, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
Andrew Lock, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward makes choice of 
Daniel Packer as his Guardian. Guardian — Daniel Packer, of Green- 
wich Township, said Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Fight, of 
said Co., yeoman. Lib. 22, p. 62. 



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1772, July 20. Lockhart, Mary, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
House and lot where I live to be sold, and the money to be put to 
interest. Son, Daniel Lockhart, if he ever returns, the money from 
said sale, and, if he never returns, then the money to my brother, 
Robert Rogers' heirs, and my sister, Elizabeth Young's heirs in 
Ireland. Sister, Margaret Devin, my apparel. Executors — Benjamin 
Woolsey and Isaac Howell. Witnesses — John Chambers, Jr., Thomas 
Moore, William Chambers. 

1773, Feb. 27. Codicil. The money from the sale of the house and 
lot is not to be paid to the heirs of my brother and sister in Ireland, 
but to be paid to my sister, Margaret Devin. Witnesses — Charles 
Axford, Jr., Alexander Carr, Jr., Samuel Beakes. Proved March 3, 
1773. 

1773, March 3. Inventory, £11.0.3, made by Obadiah Howell and 
Alexander Carr, Jr. Lib. 16, p. 105. 

1780, Oct. 9. Loder, Reuben, of Deerfleld, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Thomas Joslin. Fellowbondsman — Daniel Loder; both of said 
place, yeomen. 

1780, Oct. 6. Inventory, £3,341.12.6, made by James Hood and Lazer 
[Eleazer] Smith. 

1781, June 26. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 24, p. 166; Lib. 24, p. 172. 

1775, Sept. 11. Liogan, Thomas, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — Mary 
Logan and William Logan. Fellowbondsman — Thomas Logan; all of 
Mendham, said Co. 

1775, Nov. 27. Inventory, £335.10.6, made by James King and 
Thomas Logan. Lib. M, p. 35. 

1778, Aug. 20. London, John, of Little Egg Harbor Township, Bur- 
lington Co., blacksmith; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, my personal estate. 
Son, Edward, £1. Son, John, my tools. Sons, Joseph and Isaiah, £6, 
when 21. Executors — Peter Wever and Joseph Wever. The lot where 
we live to be sold, and the Executors to pay John Ridgway, son of 
John Ridgway, deceased, the account of said premises. Witnesses — 
John Gaunt, Daniel Shourds, Timothy Pharo. Proved June 26, 1779. 

1778, Oct. 27. Inventory, £129.2.3, made by Jonathan Pettit and 
John Gaunt. Lib. 21, p. 222. 

1771, July 19. Long, Grace, of Stow Creek Township, Cumberland 
Co., widow of Peter Long; will of. Grandson, Jonathan Long, 5 
shillings. Grandson, Uriah Long, £16, to give him schooling. 
Grandson, Peter Long, 5 shillings. Granddaughter, Lyda Gilman, 5 
shillings. Daughters, Elenor Shepherd and Pleasent Newcomb, rest 
of my estate. Executor — son-in-law, William Newcomb. Witnesses 
— Robert Kelsay, Miriam Kelsay. Proved Dec. 21, 1775. 

1775, Dec. 18. Inventory, £38.7.3, made by Silas Newcomb and David 
Page. Lib. 16, p. 478. 

1776, Nov. 6. liong, Joseph, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of Wil- 
liam Long, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward, who has real and per- 
sonal estate, makes choice of Anna liong as his Guardian. Guardian 
— Anna Long. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Paul; both of said Co. 

Lib. 18, p. 51. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I771-I780 317 

1776, Dec. 16. Liong, Malaehi, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'r — 
David Long. Fellowbondsman — Noah Wheaton; both of said Co. 
Witness — Esther Davis. 

1776, Nov. 28. Inventory, £35.19.11. made by Daniel Maskell and 
John Gibbon. Lib. 18, p. 79. 

1773, Sept. 3. Lon^, Uriah, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co. Ward. 
Son of Ansel Long-, of said place, deceased. Guardian — William New- 
comb, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., yeoman. Fellowbondsman — Moses 
Remington, of Greenwich, said Co., yeoman. Lib. 14, p. 542. 

1776, Nov. 6. Longr, William, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'x — Anna Long. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Paul; both 
of said Co. 

1776, Nov. 28. Inventory, £436.9. 1/2, made by James Miller and Joshua 
Paul. 

1779, March 19. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 18, p. 55; Lib. 22. p. 69. 

1776, Nov. 27. Liongstreet, Richard, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Effey Longstreet, widow. Fellowbondsman — Benjamin Smith; 
both of said Co. 

1776, Nov. 25. Inventory, £222.13.0, made by Andrew Flemming and 
Cornelius Flummerfelt. Lib. 16, p. 514. 

1772, July 8. Lord, Abraham, of Woolwich, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Catharine, the profits of my real estate for 2 years, 
and her thirds during her life, to bring up my child or children. 
After the term fixed, the real estate to be rented, and then my 
brothers, James and Joshua Lord, to have the real estate during their 
lives, and, after their death, to be divided between my children, 
Sufflah and the other that my wife is pregnant with. Executor — 
brother, James. Witnesses — James James, Mathew Gill, John Gill. 
Proved July 25, 1772. 

1772, July 20. Inventory, made by Mathew Gill and Jacob Spicer. 

Lib. 15, p. 340. 

1778, Feb. 14. Lord, Isaac, Jr., of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. To my mother, my moveable estate, and the profits of 
my plantation, till my brother, Joseph, is 21. for the trouble she has 
had in bringing up my youngest sisters and brother. Sister, Susan- 
nah, the house and 2I/2 acres of land, where my grandmother, Susanna 
Glaset, now lives, on the Cohawking road, near the 15-mile stone. 
Sister. Anna, 2% acres of land, joining sister Susanna's lot, and oppo- 
site the 15-mile stone. Sister, Mary, 2I/2 acres, opposite Susanna's 
lot. Sister, Abby, 2i^ acres opposite sister Anna's lot. Brother, 
Joseph, when 21, plantation on which I live. Executors — my mother, 
Mary Lord, and my friend, William Mickle. Witnesses — Ebenezer 
Eglington, John Whitelock, Gabriel De Veber, Jr. Proved May 22, 
1780. 

1780, June 3. Inventory, £77.12.6, made by WMlliam Eldridge and 
Jeffery Clark. Lib. 21, p. 299. 

1775, Nov. 18. Lord, John, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Mary Lord and Isaac Lord; both of said Co. 

1775, Nov. 15. Inventory, £30'K3.0, made by David Brown and Joshua 
Paul. 

1780. June 12. Account by Mary Lord, Adm'x of her husband, the 
said John Lord. Lib. 15, p. 550; Lib. 22, p. 70. 



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1777, March 22. Lord, Joshua, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Sons, Phineas and Joshua, my homestead plantation; 
the part whereon Phineas lives, as divided by Samuel Blackwood, by 
a draft made Dec. 23, 1772, and V2 of my cedar swamp, to be divided, 
and that part next the swamp belong-ing to the heirs of John Brown, 
deceased, to be for Phineas, with the part of the plantation where he 
lives. The other part of the plantation, and meadow on Manto Creek, 
and the other 14 of cedar swamp, and 10 acres of land I bought of 
Lukes Gibbs, to my son, Joshua, when of full ag'e; but if he die under 
age, then his share to go to my son, Jehu. Son, Jehu, my lands in 
Woodbury, but, if he die, then to my daughters, Sarah, Ann, Hannah 
and Eunice. Daughter, Sarah Mickle, £15. Daughter, Ann Mickle, 
£15. Daughter, Hannah Lord, % of the rest of personal estate, when 
18. Daughter, Eunice Lord, % of the rest of personal estate, when 18. 
My wife, the rest of my estate. If my daughter-in-law, widow of my 
son, James, is pregnant and have a child born, then, when it is 18, 
it is to have £100. Executors — my wife, and son-in-law, William 
Mickle. Witnesses — James Gibson, Mary Cooper, James Cooper. 

1777, March 27. Codicil. To daughter-in-law, Mary Lord, £30. 
Witnesses — James Cooper, Henry Cortz. Proved May 31, 1777. Pro- 
bate granted to William Mickle, acting Executor. 

1777, May 5. Inventory, £657.6.%, made by James Cooper and Con- 
stantine Lord. Lib. 18, p. 429. 

1780, Oct. 2. LorcLs, (ieorgc, of Morris River Township, Cumberland 
Co. Int. Adm'r — Aaron Peterson, of Cape May Co. Fellowbondsman 
— Levi Crandol, of Morris River Township. Witness — Mary Fithian. 

1780, Sept. 19. Inventory, £13.3.0, made by Levi Crandol and William 
Robinson. Lib. M, p. 71; Lib. 23, p. 133. 

1774, April 16. Lore, Daniel, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph 
Savage, Esq. Fellowbondsman — Hance Peterson; both of said Co. 
Witness — Ellis Hughes. 

1774, April 15. Inventory, £40.12.11, made by John Goff and Hance 
Peterson. 

1776, June 17. Account by Adm'r. Paid to Margaret Lore, £1.12.0; 
to Daniel Lore, £1.10.0. Lib. 15, p. 539; Lib. 16, p. 498. 

1775, Feb. 16. Lore, Sarah and Ruth, of Cumberland Co. Wards. 
Daughters of Seth Lore, Jr., of said Co., deceased. Petition of Seth 
Lore, who is grandfather to Sarah and Ruth Lore, daughters of the 
said Seth Lore, Jr., stating that said Wards are under 14, and have 
personal estate which needs care. Guardian — Seth Lore, of said Co. 
Witness — John Thomson. Lib. 15, p. 536. 

1780, Jan. 24. Lore, Seth, of Downs Township, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Nathaniel Lore. Fellowbondsman — Gideon Heaton; both of 
said place, yeomen. Witness — Peter Ladow. 

1780, Jan. 6. Inventory, £4,201, made by Peter Ladow and Stephen 
Ladow. 

1780, March 22. Account by Adm'r. Lib. 22, p. 25; Lib. 24, p. 171. 

1771, March 5. Lore, Seth, Jr., of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Mary Lore, widow. P'ellowbondsman — William Paullin, yeo- 
man; both of said place. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 319 

1771, Feb. 26. Inventory, £115.7.0, made by David Shepherd and 
William Dalles. 

1775, March 24. Account by Stephen Kirby, representative of Mary 
Kirby, late Mary Lore. Expense of supporting- 3 small children 2 
years, and 2 of said children 2 years more, £50.17.8. 

Lib. 15, p. 108; Lib. 15, p. 532. 

1772, Feb. 7. Lore, William, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Elener, % of my moveable estate. Son, Rosil, and 
Gidon Lore, all my land, and Rossel is to have the % I live on, and 
Gideon shall have the marsh I own in Turky Point. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth Lore, £20, when of age. Rest of my moveable estate to all of my 
children, when they are of age. Executors — wife, Elener, and Gideon 
Heaton. Witnesses — Seth Lore, Anne Heaton, Phebe Lore. Proved 
May 26, 1772. 

1772, May 14. Inventory, £161.10.7, made by William Dolles and 
David Shepherd. 

1781, Feb. 28. Account by Executors. Expense for bringing up 3 
children, £65.10.0. Lib. 15, p. 319; Lib. 24, p. 172. 

1777, Oct. 13. Lioree, .Joel, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — Ephraim 
Loree. Fellowbondsman — Silvanus Loree; both of said Co. 

Lib. 18, p. 617. 

1775, May 2. Loriu, John, of Morristown, Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Hannah Lorin. Fellowbondsman — Joel Loree; both of said place. 
Witness — Thomas Ludlow. Lib. M, p. 31. 

1777, Dec. 12. LiOtt, Gershoin, of City of Perth Amboy. Inventory, 
£1,178.0.1, made by Edmund Bainbridge and A. A. Forman. Executors 
— .Ralph Phillips and Kesiah Lott. File No. 5413 L. 

1780, Jan. 4. Louderback, Peter, of Piles Grove, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Henry Louderback. Fellowbondsmen — Robert Clark and 
Jonathan White; all of said place. Witnesses — Joseph Bloomfleld and 
Mary Bloomfleld. 

1780, Feb. 5. Renunciation by Thomas Denny and Robert Brown. 
Witness — Samuel Leake. 

1780, Feb. 4. Renunciation by John Light. 

1780, Feb. 9. Inventory, £9,667.3.10, made by Robert Clark and 
James Clark. Lib. 22, p. 17; Lib. 23, p. 130; Lib. 23, p. 411. 

1776, Jan. 10. Low, Abraham, of Pequannack Township, Morris Co.; 
will of. Eldest son, Effingham Low, £10. Sons, Cornelius and Abra- 
ham, £10 each. Daughters, Rachel Low and Anne Low (single 
women), £5 each. Son, John Low, all my lands. Daughter, Sarah 
Husk, wife of Thomas Husk, £4. Wife, Elizabeth, rest of my estate. 
After the death of my wife, I give my personal estate to my daugh- 
ters, Helena Hyler, wife of Phillip Hyler; Sarah Husk, wife of Thomas 
Husk; Peggy King, wife of David King; Elizabeth Hagg, wife of 
Josiah Hagg; Caterine Hyler, wife of Peter Hyler; Rachel Low and 
Anne Low. Wife, Elizabeth, is to be supported by my son, John. 
Executors — son, John, and Edmond Kingsland. Witnesses — Anthony 
Joline, Edmund Kingsland, John T. Peer. Proved March 11, 1776. 

Lib. M, p. 13. 



320 NEW JERSEY COLONIAE DOCUMENTS 

1774, Feb. 21. Lowry, Clark, of Oxford, Sussex Co.; will of. Wifie, 
Mary Lowry, to have the rent of the land that was left to her by her 
father, Joseph McMurtrey. Son, Joseph, a horse. My brothers, John 
and Mathew, and myself have been in partnership, and my part, along^ 
with the rest of estate, to be given to my wife, Mary, son, Joseph, 
daughter, Jane Lowry, daughter, Sarah Lowry, daughter, Nanny 
Lowry, daughter, Elizabeth Lowry, and daughter, Martha Lowry, 
when children are of age. Executors — John and Mathew, my brothers. 
Witnesses — John McKown, Richard Shackleton, Joseph Lowry. Proved 
April 14, 1774. Lib. 16, p. 418. 

[No date.] Lucas, Christopher, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Sons, Simon and John, my home tract, which is made 
up of three surveys, the 1st of 200 acres, 2nd of 10 1/^ acres, and the 
3rd of 153 acres, and the land is divided by the new road that 
goes from the Forks to Chestnut Neck. The land east of the road 
I give to Simon, and that west of the road to John. I also give them 
3 other tracts, two of which join together, and lie at the landing 
called Lucas' Bay Landing, and contain 80 acres, and the other is 
salt marsh, lying below Naked Creek, of 45 acres. They are to pay 
to my daughters, Sarah, Mary and Rebecca, £10 to each, after John 
is 21. Wife, Lydia, % of the rents during her life. Son-in-law, 
Elisha Hand, cedar swamp of 20 acres, on Divers Branch. Witnesses 
— Elijah Clark, Hannah Wiltce, Benjamin Redman. Proved May 4, 
1773. 

1773, May 4. Adm'r with will annexed — Simon Lucas. Fellowbonds- 
man — Elijah Clark; both of Great Egg Harbor Township, Gloucester 
Co. Lib. 16, p. 52. 

1776, Oct. 23. Liueas, Friend, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Joseph 
Blackwell, of Hanover Township, Morris Co. Fellowbondsman — 
Benjamin Van Leer, of Newton Township. Lib. 18, p. 56. 

1773, Jan. 25. Lucas, Seth, of Willingborough Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Sons, Robert and Seth, the farm where I live, 
the east side to Robert, and the west to Seth. There is a lot of cedar 
belonging to my uncle, Benjamin, and me, near the west end of Bear 
Swamp, joining a lot of Jacob Perkins; it is our wills that it shall not 
be sold, but kept for the use of plantations. My wife, £10 a year. 
Uncle, Benjamin, £15 a year. Mother, £5 a year. Places to be rented, 
till the boys come of age, and the money given to sons, William and 
John, and daughter, Esther, and my son, Edward. Sons, Robert and 
Seth, to be put out till they come of age. Executors — Abraham 
Hewlings, of Chester, and Jacob Perkins, of Willingborough. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Fenimore, William Hewlings, Abraham Vansciver. 
Proved April 28, 1773. 

1773, April 28. Inventory, £749.0.1, made by Joseph Heulings and 
Joseph Fenimore. Lib. 16, p. 66. 

1777, June 5. Ludlani, Abraham, of Morristown, Morris Co.; will of. 
Real and personal estate to be sold, except a bed and 3 pewter plates, 
and the money to be paid to son, John, when 21, except £60, which is 
to be paid to my 2 daughters, when 18, whose names are Sarah and 
Abigail. Executors — Capt. Timothy Mills and Stephen Munson. Wit- 
nesses — Elizabeth Ludlum, Joseph Miller, Thomas Miller. Proved Oct. 
23, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 302. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 32I 

1776, June 8. Ludlam, Anthony, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Phebe, one pound and 5 shillings, and, if she should have a 
living- child in 10 months after my death, the said child to have £5. 
Oldest daughter, Rachel, a cow and bed. Second daughter, Lovicea, 
a bed. Son, Jeams, my gun and apparel. Children, Rachel, Lovicea, 
Jeams, Rhodea and Elizabeth, the rents of my land, and rest of 
moveable estate. Jeams is to have his when 21, and the daughters 
when 18. My 4 daughters to have the plantation I bought of Norton 
Ludlam, and % the cedar swamp, which Providence Ludlam bought 
of Michal Iszard, at the Long Bridge, which I now own; also 60 acres 
at the southeast end of a tract of woodland which I bought of Joseph 
Ludlam's executors and Jacob Spicer, joining Reuben Ludlam's "Rag- 
Wheal" tract. Son, Jeams, the rest of my lands. Executors — friend, 
Joseph Hildreth, and my brother. Providence Ludlam. Witnesses — 
Isaac Townsend, Eli Townsend, James Townsend, Amos Ireland. 
Proved May 21, 1778. 

1778, April 21. Inventory, £1,420.18.6, made by David Smith and 
Thomas Smith. Lib. 21, p. 248. 

1779, April 19. LiUdlani, James, of Cape May Co. Ward. Son of 
Anthony Ludlam, of said Co. Guardian — Reuben Ludlam. Fellow- 
bondsman — Philip Cresse; both of said Co., Esquires. Witnesses — 
Judith Hughes and Elijah Hughes. Lib. 22, p. 63. 

1773, Dec. 28. Liudlam, Jeremiah, of Cape May Co., gentleman; will 
of. Stones are to be placed at the head and foot of my grave, and 
also to that of my wife, who lately deceased; with inscriptions there- 
on. Whereas, I own 2 tracts of land In the Upper Precinct, joining 
to the northeast side of Dennis Creek, lying together and forming 
one plantation, where I used formerly to live, one of which was given 
to me by my father and the other I bought of the New Jersey Society; 
and whereas, by deed 15 of May, 1744, I bought of the said Society 
210 acres, partly in the Upper and partly in the Middle Precincts; and 
whereas, the 1st of June, 1747, I bought of the said Society 35 acres, 
joining the said 210 acres; and whereas, Cth of Aug., 1754, I bought of 
Daniel Norton and John Mackey, as Executors to Joseph Ludlam, Jr., 
7% acres, joining the 35-acre tract aforesaid, which last mentioned 
3 tracts form one tract, that contains 252% acres, and are situated 
partly in and partly above Reuben Ludlam's mill pond; all of which 
I give to my 2 granddaughters, Ruhamah Stillwell, wife of 
Captain Nicholas Stillwell, and Amelia Hand. Whereas, in 1767, 
I bought of Executors of Jacob Spicer, Esq., a tract in the 
Upper Precinct, to the northwestward of the Great Cedar Swamp, 
joining lands that I conveyed to my granddaughter, Sarah John- 
son, and, after I made the said purchase of the Executors, I sold 
one equal moiety thereof to Benjamin Stites; now I give to my grand- 
daughter, Sarah Johnson, the other moiety. Whereas, I bought of 
Captain Silas Swain a right on the Five Mile Beach, in the Middle 
Precinct, I give the said right to my grandchildren, Sarah Johnson, 
Martha Lyon, Jeremiah Holden, Ruhamah Stillwell and Amelia Hand. 
Whereas, 7th of April, 1773, I bought of Jonathan Cresse, Mary Cresse 
and Naomi Cresse a tract of about 4 acres, in the Middle Precinct, 
on the northeast side of the plantation where I now live, and on the 
southwest side of Jonathan Cresse's plantation, below the Kings road, 
called the Old House Field, I give the same to my granddaughter, 
Martha Lyon, wife of Reverend James Lyon. Granddaughter, Sarah 

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322 NEW JERSEY COLONIAI. DOCUMENTS 

Johnson, negro woman, Grace, and negro girl. Sabre. Daughter, 
Deborah Jenkins, £50. Grandson, Jeremiah Holdin, jE150. Grand- 
daughter, Martha Lyon, £100. Rest of my personal estate to grand- 
children, Sarah Johnson, Martha Lyon, Jeremiah Holdin, Ruhamah 
Stillwell and Amelia Hand. All that is bequeathed to Martha Lyon, 
one of my Executors, Nicholas Stillwell, is to take in his possession 
and place at interest, and keep at interest during the joynt lives of 
James Lyon and Martha Lyon, and the interest is to be paid to her; 
but, if James Lyon die before said Martha, then the w^hole is to be 
paid to her; but, if she die before James, then I give Martha Lyon's 
son, Jonathan Ludlam Lyon, £20, and the rest to Martha's children, 
Jonathan Ludlam Lyon, Phebe Lyon and James Lyon, Jr. If Nicholas 
Stillwell should die, then my friend, Reuben Ludlam, is to take upon 
himself the said trust. Executors — Nicholas Stillwell, David Johnson, 
Jonathan Jenkins and Jeremiah Holdin. Witnesses — Jonathan Cresse, 
Samuel Mathews, Mary Learning, Jr., Persons Learning, Aaron Learn- 
ing. 

1776, March Hi. Codicil. Wife, Anne, to have her share of the 
residue. When I made my will, I was a widower, and since that time 
I married my present wife, Anne. To Sarah Johnson, my former 
wife's long cloak. To David Johnson, my surtout. To Jonathan 
Jenkins, Esq'r, my best hat. To Nicholas Stillwell, my silver buttons. 
To Christopher Ludlam, my new coat. Witnesses — John Holmes, 
William Billings, Phebe Ludlam, Aaron Learning. Proved Jan. 28, 
1777. 

1777, Jan. 28. Inventory, £2,139.16.10, made by Benjamin Stites and 
Joseph Hildreth. Lib. 21, p. 239. 

1780, April 20. Ludlow, Cornelius, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Elizabeth Ludlow. Fellowbondsman — William Darby; both of said 
Co. Lib. 24, p. 27. 

1773, June 25. Liudlow, John I., of Equcanack, Essex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Father, John Ludlow, all my real and personal estate. Exec- 
utor — father, John Ludlow, of Flushing, Queens Co., Island of Nassau, 
N. Y. Witnesses — Elbert Hoogland, Jacob Ogden, John Field. Proved 
July 18, 1773. Lib. L, p. 12. 

1778, Jan. 1. Ludlow, Wilkie, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r — Matthias 
Halsted. Fellowbondsman — Stephen Crane; both of said Co. Witness 
— Caleb Halsted. Lib. 16, p. 520. 

1779, July 26. Ludlum, Cornelius, Jr., of Westfleld, Borough of 
Elizabeth, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, the use of my lands, 
and moveable estate, to bring up my children. Sons, John and Noah, 
all lands at my wife's decease. Daughter, Rebecca, £50, when 18. 
Daughter, Phebe, £50, when 18. Executors — my friends, John Scudder 
and Ichabod Ross, both of Westfleld. Witnesses— Zachariah Davis, 
William Ludlum, Isaac Frazee. Proved Aug. 10, 1779. 

1779, Aug. 6. Inventory, made by Elias Mills and William Peirson, 
Jr. Lib. 21, p. 172. 

1773, IVov. 4. Lufbrow, Matthew, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah Lufbrow, the profits of the real and personal 
estate, in order to bring up my children. After the death of my wife, 
all my estate is to be sold, and the money divided among my children. 



CAI.KNDAR OF WILLS I77I-I780 323 

John, Stephen, Joseph and Mary. Executor — brother-in-law, John 
Stillwell. Witnesses — David Jones, Charles Doughty, John Layton. 
Proved June 18, 1774. Lib. L, p. 193. 

1772, Nov. 30. Luni, David, of Hanover, Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
John Lum, of Essex Co., and Stephen Day, of Morris Co. 

1772, Nov. 26. Renunciation by Phebe Lum, widovs^ of said David, 
in favor of John Lum and Stephen Day. Witness — Bzekiel Cheever. 

Lib. K, p. 449. 

1768, Jan. 8. Lum, Matthew, of Morristown, Morris Co., carpenter; 
will of. Wife, Jemima, % of the real and personal estate, and to 
son, Matthew, % of the rest part, and to daughter, Sarah, the rest. 
Executors — wife, Jemima, and friends, Joseph Wood and Capt. Ben- 
jamin Halsey. Witnesses — Mary King-, Silas Howell, Caleb King, 
Aaron Linasey. Proved July 2, 1777. Lib. 19, p. 77. 

1777, Oct. 18. Liuni, Moses, of Morris Co., yeoman; will of. Sisters, 
Phebe and Hannah, £25 each. My lands to my brother, David Lum, 
and my daughter, Mary. Wife, Joanna, the use of my daughter's 
lands, till she is 18. Wife also to have goods. Executors — father- 
in-law, Capt. Stephen Day, and my uncle, John Lum. Witnesses — 
Mary Campfleld, Nathaniel Day, Benjamin Bonnel. Proved at Eliza- 
beth Town, Feb. 6, 1778. Lib. 19, p. 437. 

1775, Sept. 7. Iium, Sqnier, of Hanover Township, Morris Co., cord- 
wainer; vsrill of. Wife, Phebe, my furniture, and use of some land. 
The land on one side of the road to be rented, and the money to be 
used for benefit of my wife and children. Daughters, Ruth Lum, 
Caty Lum, Sarah Lum and Anna Lum, my real estate, when 18. 
Executors — friends, Capt. Benjamin Halsey and Lieut. Joseph Lind- 
sey. Witnesses — Samuel Jenner, Ichobod Carmichael, Matthew Lum, 
Jr. Proved Feb. 21, 1777. Lib. 18, p. 353. 

1776, Deo. 31. Iiunimis, Daniel, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Jeremiah Sayre. Fellowbondsman — Silas Whitekar; both of 
said place. "Witness — Eden Merseilles. 

1776, Dec. 31. Renunciation by Phebe Lummis, widow of Daniel 
Lummis. Witnesses — Samuel Husted and Thomas Mege. 

1777, Jan. 4. Inventory, £27.14.6, made by Ephraim Buck and 
Joseph Bateman. Lib. 18, p. 80. 

1773, Feb. 6. Lummis, Edivard, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co.; will 
of. Wife, Margaret Lummis, % of my personal estate. Sons, Noah 
and Edward, plantation where I live. Sons, Ephraim and Parsons, 
my land that is near John Garrison, of 150 acres, and Ephraim is to 
have 100 acres on the south end. Son, Noah, my woodland that lies 
between me and Mark Riley. My marsh in Sayres Neck I give to my 
sons, Ephraim, Jonathan, Noah, Parsons and Edward. My 3 daugh- 
ters that are settled, Margaret, Mary and Vashti, 5 shillings each. 
Daughters, Esther and Lydia, % of my personal estate, when they 
are 18. Executors — wife, Margaret, and my son, Noah. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Elmer, Moses Harris, Romoela Elmer. Proved Feb. 28, 1776. 

1776, March 14. Inventory, £136.8.0, made by Mark Ryley and James 
Ewing. 

1777, Dec. 25. Account by Margaret Lummis and Manoah Lummis, 
Executors. Lib. 18, p. 519; Lib. 18, p. 690. 



324 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1777, May 3. Liummls, Ksther, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Margaret Loomis. Fellowbondsman — Ephraim Buck; both of 
said Co. Witness — Rachel Clunn. 

1777, May 6. Inventory, £16.10.9, made by Ephraim Seeley and 
James Ewing-. 

1777, Dec. 25. Account by Adm'x. Lib. 18, p. 476. 

1776, Feb. 5. Liummis, Jonathan, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Susannah Lummis, widow. Fellowbondsman — Ephraim Har- 
ris; both of said place. 

1776, Jan. 26. Inventory, £209.17.1, made by Ephraim Harris and 
Joseph Daten. Lib. 16, p. 497. 

1777, Dee. 25. liiimniis, Manoah. Account by Margaret Lummis, 
Executrix. Lib. 18, p. 690. 

1778, Feb. 16. Lummi.s, Phebe, of Cumberland Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Abial Shaw. Fellowbondsman — Henry Buck; both of Fairfield Town- 
ship, said Co. Witness — Mary Merseilles. Lib. 16, p. 515. 

1772, Feb. 21. Lundy, Richard, of Hardwick, Sussex Co.; will of. 
Grandson, Samuel Lundy, Jr., £6. Granddaug-hter, Elizabeth Schooley, 
the younger, £5. Granddaughters, Mary Willits, Charity Willits and 
Martha Widifleld, £10. Sons, Jacob and Thomas, 5 shillings to each. 
Son, Samuel, all my lands. Executor — son, Samuel. Witnesses — Ben- 
jamin Heaton, Jacob Lundy, Deborah Willits. Proved May 13, 1772. 

1772, May 11. Inventory, £140.18.1, made by Benjamin Heaton, Jacob 
Lundy and Richard Lundy. Lib. 14, p. 440. 

1777, March 23. Lnpardus, Wilhelnius, of Piscataway, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. My wearing apparel I give to my loving brother. Rem 
Lupardus, his son, my brother, Cristian Lupardus, and Christian, the 
son of Cornelius Duryea. Niece, Anne Beach, my silver tankard. 
My real and rest of personal estate to be sold. Brother, Rem, £100. 
Niece, Anne Beach, £125. Sister, Annatye Duryea, £100. Brother, 
Christian Lupardus, % of the rest. To the children of my late sister, 
Anna Probasco, %. Sister, Lamitje Cushow, %. Executors — brother. 
Rem Lupardus, of Hunterdon, my brother-in-law, Cornelius Duryea, 
of Long Island, and friend, Abraham Beach, of Somerset Co. Wit- 
nesses — Frances Brasier, Denys Vanduyn, John Van Duyn. Proved 
May 6, 1778. 

1778, Jan. 29. Inventory, £358.15.6, made by George Anderson and 
Jeromus Rappelye. Lib. 20, p. 237. 

1770, Oct. 25. Liupton, Nathan, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Susannah, % of my moveable estate, and 
use of Vs of my lands. Sons, John and Nathan, my lands. Daughter, 
Amy Padget, 20 shillings. Daughters, Phebe, Rachel, Hannah and 
Rumah Lupton, rest of moveable estate. Executors — wife, Susannah, 
and my son, John. Witnesses — Andrew Hunter, Aury Hunter, Wil- 
liam Folkner. Proved Sept. 25, 1771. 

1771, Sept. 23. Inventory, £163.10.8, made by John Woodruff and 
Daniel Clark. Lib. 15, p. 197. 

1771, Jan. 23. L.use, David, of Roxbury, Morris Co.; will of. The 
15 acres joining the road to be sold; also the lands I hold by deeds 



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from William Shin and Manassah Reeves; also by deeds from John 
Budd, David Ogden, Joseph Ogden and Samuel Swayze. Wife, Mary, 
use of Vs the land w^here I live, vi^hich I bought of John Shin. Son, 
Benjamin Luse, the money I am bound with him to Jabesh Bell and 
William Grifflng-'s wife. Son, Shubal, money from sale of some land. 
Son, Henry, the land I hold by deed from Bbenezer Drake. Son, 
Nathan, land I hold by deed from John Swesey and Morris Covart. 
Son, Israel, money from sale of land. Son, Walter, land where I live, 
and he is to pay to my grandson, Zepheniah Luse, £30, when 21. 
Daughters, Ezebel and Bethiah, £3 to each, and a cow. Daughters, 
Jemima, Sarah, Mercy, Mary, Ezebel and Bethiah, money from sale 
of moveable estate. Executors — friend, Jabesh Bell, and my kinsman, 
Elijah Horton. Witnesses — Constant King, David Brown, William 
Homan. Proved Feb. 23, 1771. 

1771, Feb. 20. Inventory, made by Nathaniel Drake and David 
Brown. Lib. K, p. 352. 

1780, Feb. 21. Luse, William, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'rs — John 
Starke and Nathan Luse. Fellowbondsman — Joshua Douglass; all of 
said Co. 

1780, Feb. 21. Renunciation by Hannah Luse, widow of Walter 
Luce, of Morris Co., who died intestate. Lib. M, p. 70. 

1769, Dee. 12. Lutkins, Harnie, of Paramus or Hamburgh, Bergen 
Co.; will of. Eldest son, Hendrick, 2 acres where he lives, for which 
I gave him a deed. Son, John Lutkins, house and land where I live, 
of 13 or 14 acres; also a goar of land joining the Sprout, which I 
got by exchange from Nickasie Kipp, of 3 acres and one-half. Sons, 
Hendrick, Harme and Peter, the rest of iny land near the Sprout. 
Son, Hendrick, is to pay to his 4 sisters, Mary, now wife of John 
Deremus; Fannetye, now w^ife of John Van Der Beek; Sarah, now 
wife of Garret Van Dien; and Elezebeth, now wife of Marines Van 
Riper, £12 and ten shillings. Son, Peter, is to pay £25. Son, Harme, 
is to pay £12 and 10 shillings. Executors — friends, Albert Stave 
Terheun and Samuel Jacobus Demarest. Witnesses — Abraham De- 
marest, Abraham Ackarman, Guilliam Bertholf. Proved Jan. 4, 1772. 

1771, Dec. 12. Inventory, £25.12.4, made by David Terheun and 
Jacob C. Zabriske. Lib. K, p. 402. 

1774, Feb. 19. Liydecker, Albert, of the English Neighborhood, Ber- 
gen Co.; will of. Eldest son. Garret, £5, when 21. Wife, Sarah, all 
that she brought with her, and £60, and £15 yearly, to be paid by 
my sons. Garret, John, Abraham, William and Cornelius. Sons, 
Garret, John and Abraham, some goods vi^hich I had by my first 
wife, Mary. Sons, William and Cornelius, £15, when Cornelius is 21. 

My uncle, Abraham Lydecker, in his will dated 12 of Nov., 1767, 
devised to me a house and lot in New York City, on Crown Street, 
which is to be sold. Sons, Garret, John, Abraham, William and 
Cornelius, the farm where I live, which I bought from my father. 
Garret Lydecker, and a salt meadow joining Overpeck Creek, which 
was devised to me by my uncle, Abraham Lydecker; also a meadow 
in Berry's Patent, which I bought of Reverend Garret Lydecker. To 
aunt, Elizabeth Lydecker, widow, £15 yearly. Executors — brother, 
Garret, and my brothers-in-law, Robert Sickelse and Johannis Nagal. 
Witnesses — John Bensen, Jacob Nagel, Henry Godwin. Proved April 
5, 1774. I Lib. K, p. 499. 



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1773, Sept. 29. Lyell [Lisle], Thomas, of Willingboroug-h Township, 
Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — Colin Campbell. Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas Polegreen Hewlings; both of City of Burling-ton, Esquires. 

1773, Oct. 23. Inventory, £160.0.7, made by Thomas Polegreen Hew- 
llng-s and Josiah Franklin Davenport. Lib. 15, p. 493. 

1776, March 18. Lynch, James, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Abel 
Harris. Fellowbondsman — Andrew McCallam; both of said Co. 

Lib. 16, p. 488. 

1764, April 2. Lyndon, William, of Burlington, Burlington Co., gun- 
smith; will of. Wife's son, John Rogers, my negro boy. Bill. Wife's 
daughter, Ann Rogers, negro girl, Milly. Wife's son, Samuel Rogers, 
negro, Levina, when they are 21. The negros became my property 
with my marriage with my vk^ife. Wife, Elizabeth, all the goods she 
brought to me; also the house and lot where I live, and, at her death, 
said house and lot I give to my nephew, Lyndon Brown, he paying 
to his 3 brothers, William, John and Isaac BroTvn, £5 each. Wife, 
Elizabeth, the remainder. Executors — my wife, and Captain Aaron 
Schuyler. "Witnesses — Samuel How, Ralph Price, William Hewlings. 
Proved June 25, 1771. 

1770, June 27. Inventory, £118.18.1, made by William Hewlings and 
Samuel How. Lib. 15, p. 122. 

1767, Jan. 30. Lynn, Abraham, of Saddle River, Bergen Co. ; will of. 
100 acres on the north end of my land to be sold. To my Margriet, 
and my Mary, and my Catherine, her son, Richert, and my Antie, and 
my Rachel, and my Madeleena, and my Elizabeth, the overplus from 
sale of land. Wife, Mary, use of rest of real estate. Son, John, all 
land. Grandson, the said Richert. Executors — wife, Mary, my son, 
John, and John Bartram. Witnesses — Derrick Vreeland, John Free- 
land. Proved June 1, 1771. Lib. K, p. 346. 

1777, July 15. Lyon, E^phraim, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x — Hannah 
Lyon, widow of said Ephraim. Fellowbondsman — Samuel Morris; 
both of N. J. Lib. 18, p. 608. 

1773, Oct. 31. Lyon, Henry, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Hannah, household goods and 2 cows, and use of real and personal 
estate, to bring up my children. Sons, Jonathan, Stephen, Zophar 
and Henry, and the child which my wife is pregnant with, all my 
real and personal estate, when the youngest is 21; but, if they all 
die, then to the children of my brother, James Lyon. Executors — 
wife, Hannah, and my friends, William Burnet and Samuel Clisby. 
"VX^itnesses — Elisha Boudinot, Daniel Brown, Daniel Johnson. Proved 
Nov. 23, 1773. Lib. L, p. 60. 

1775, Aug:. 17. McBride, James, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r — Jonas 
Keen. Fellowbondsmen — Ebenezer Empson and William Wright; all 
of said Co. 

1775, Aug. 18. Inventory, £28.2.3, made by Ebenezer Empson and 
William Wright. Lib. 16, p. 446. 

1779, Sept. 25. McCahon, Alexander, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'r — John Burns, of City of Philadelphia. Fellowbondsman 
— Arthur Reeves. 



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1779, Sept. 22. Inventory, £753.7.4, made by Arthur Reeves and 
James Hinchman. 

1780, Sept. 30. Account by John Byrnes, Adm'r. 

Lib. 22, p. 28: Lib. 23, p. 345. 

1774, Feb. 2. MeCall, Robert, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x — 
Catharine McCall. Fellowbondsman — Robert Roberts; both of Green- 
w^ich Township, said Co. 

1774, Jan. 29. Inventory, made by Robert Roberts and Laban 
Lang-staff. Lib. 15, p. 510. 

1772, Sept. 3. McCarn, Luke, of Sussex Co. Int. Adm'r — Jacob 
Winter. Fellowbondsman — Henry Winter; both of said Co. Witnesses 
— Roger Flahaven and Tunis Young. 

1772, Aug. 31. Inventory, £13.8.9, made by Tunis Young and Peter 
Kenney. Lib. 15, p. 492. 

1777, Oct. 4. McCarter, John, of Tewksbury, Hunterdon Co. Wife, 
Susannah, £120. Son, Alexander, £200. Oldest daughtei-, Mary, £50. 
To Elizabeth, £50. To Ann, £50. To Hannah, £25. To Franky, £100. 
Youngest daughter, Susannah, £70. To John Adams, son of my daugh- 
ter, Hannah, £12, and to her daughter, Mary, £12. Sons, Daniel, 
Phenias, Isaiah, William and John, the rest, as they are 21. Execu- 
tors — friends, James Cole and Peter Ferine. Witnesses — Nathaniel 
Ker, Aaron F. Luekas, Michael Van Court. 

1777, Oct. 10. Codicil. Witnesses — John Adams, Sarah Lukes, 
Michael Van Court. Proved Nov. 4, 1777. 

1777, Oct. 16. Inventory, £1,995.6.3, made by John Adams and Benew 
Dunham. Lib. 20, p. 235. 

1774, April 28. McCarty, James, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'rs — 
David Cooper, of Gloucester Co., and Samuel Allinson, of Burlington 
Co., Esquires. Lib. 15, p. 525. 

1775, Aug. 24. McChesney, John, of South Ward of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'r — John Johnston. Fellowbondsman — John 
Combs; both of said City. Lib. M, p. 32. 

1775, Feb. 22. McClain, Solomon, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Martha, house where I live, during her 
life; also the plantation, and, after her death, to my children. Son, 
Jacob, 7 shillings. Executrix — wife, Martha. Witnesses — Gisebert 
Vancomp, Thomas Milton, Samuel Opdycke. Proved July 31, 1775. 

1775, July 24. Inventory, £66.14.0, made by William Hoogland and 
Joseph Reading-. Lib. 16, p. 436. 

1772, March 10. McClane, Charles, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Daniel King. Fellowbondsman — Jacob Lawrence, Jr.; 
both of said place. Lib. 14, p. 434. 

1778, Dec. 11. McClune, David, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r — 
John Imlay, Jr. Fellowbondsman — Joseph Pope; both of said Co. 

Lib. 16, p. 522. 

1777, Jan. 15. McConnell, Thomas, of Bernards Town, Somerset Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, Susannah, the use of my plantation, and she 



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is to maintain my daughter, Susannah, who does not have her reason; 
and also to bring up my daughter, Catherine. Son, Hugh, 2 cows and 
6 sheep. Cousin, Frances McConnell, cows and sheep. After wife's 
death I give all to my sons, James, Andrew, Hugh and Robert, and 
my daughter, Jean, the wife of Duncan McVicker, and my daughter, 
Catherine. Executors — friends, James McViclcer and Robert Helm. 
Witnesses — John Roy, David Kirkpatrick, Hugh Kirkpatrick. Proved 
June 9, 1777. 

1777, June 9. Renunciation by Robert Helm. 

1777, June 9. Inventory, £211.7.0, made by David Kirkpatrick and 
William McKinley. Lib. 18, p. 542. 

1778, Nov. 28. McCrarey, John, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Andrew McGrarey, of Amwell. Pellowbondsman — 
William Drake, of Hopewell; both of said Co. Witness — Jerusha 
Smith. 

1778, Nov. 28. Inventory, £182.18.6, made by John Stout and William 
Drake. Lib. 16, p. 526. 

1773, Oct. 17. McCulley, John, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Advanced in years. To Abraham Boarton, of Evesham, in trust, 
my house and lot in Mount Holly, and he is to permit my son, James 
McCulley, to occupy the premises, and, after death of James, to 
permit my grandson, John McCulley, breeches maker, son of my son, 
James, to enjoy the same as his father did, and, if John should die 
and leave a male heir, then the Trustee may convey the premises to 
the said male heir: but, if he die without leaving a male heir, then 
my Trustee may convey to my grandson, Joseph McCulley (brother 
of said John, breeches maker). Personal estate to be sold, and the 
proceeds to be given to my children, James, Joseph, Elizabeth, wife 
of Ephraim Armstrong; Mary, wife of George Renniston, of Salem 
Co., and Allivia McCully. Executor — Robert Engle, Jr., of Evesham. 
Witnesses — Zachariah Rossell, Isaac Wood, William Hudson. Proved 
Oct. 20, 1773. Lib. 16, p. 393. 

1777, Jan. 1. Mack Collum, John, of Bernardstown, Somerset Co.; 
w^ill of. Son, Moses McCollom, the part of the farm I live on; also 
the rest of the farm, but he shall pay yearly to my Executors £7, 
for the support of my daughter, Susannah, till she is 18, and, after 
that, the sum of £80. Daughter, Susannah, all of her deceased mother's 
clothing. Grandson, John McCollum, the son of my son, John, de- 
ceased, 5 shillings, when of age. Son, Jacob, the rest of my money. 
If my daughter should die before she is 18, then Mary Wells, the 
sister of my last deceased wife, is to have £15, and the rest I give to 
my granddaughters, the daughters of Jacob McCollum, and my grand- 
son, Francis Peppard, and my granddaughters, the daughters of John 
McDowel. Executors — friends, John Roy and Sarah Linn, the widow 
of Alexander Linn, and my son, James. Witnesses — Insley Roy, Wil- 
liam Roy, Elizabeth Roy, Daniel Roker. Proved Feb. 26, 1777. 

1779, May 25. Inventory, £290.2.3, made by Thomas Kirkpatrick 
and David Ayers, Sr. Lib. 18, p. 526. 

1775, Dec. 7. McDaniel, William, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Joseph Ayers. Fellowbondsman — Alexander Cotheal; 
both of said place. Witness — John Thomson. Lib. M, p. 38. 



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1778, Sept. 26. McDonald, William, of Greenwich, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'x — Jane McDonald, widow. Pellowbondsman — Hugh Hughes; 
both of said place. 

1778, Sept. 22. Inventory, £174.14.8, made by Thomas Craig and 
Moses Yamans. Lib. 22, p. 39. 

1776, Sept. 1. McElrath, Thomas, of Bridgewater Township, Somer- 
set Co.; will of. My wife to have use of all real and personal, while 
my widow. Son, Samuel McElrath, £20. Son, Thomas, £5. Daughter 
Jane's three youngest children, Andrew, Margaret and Samuel Thomp- 
son, £21. Daughter, Mary McDuffee, £40. Executors^ — son, Thomas, 
and my son-in-law, Robert McDuffee. Witnesses — Matthew Harrison, 
John Goldtrap, Jr. Proved Dec. 15, 1777. 

1778, Jan. 7. Inventory, £51.15.6, made by Mathew Harrison and 
Jeremiah Oliver. Lib. 19, p. 348. 

1777, April 21. McEowen, Alexander, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, 
Mary, various goods. Lands to be sold. Son, Hugh, £300, when of 
age. Sister, Jean; brother, Duncan, and the surviving sons of my 
brother, Daniel, and my sister, Mary, the rest. Executors — brother, 
David Kirkpatrick, and my friend, Alexander Kirkpatrick. Witnesses 
— John Teple, Jacob Eoff, Jr., William McEowen. Proved May 7, 1777. 

1777, May 6. Inventory, £719.16.5, made by John W^ortman and Elias 
Vanderveer. Lib. 18, p. 590. 

1772, Aug. 16. Macfarson, Samuel, of Kingwood Township, Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Wife, Rebecca, the use of the north end of my 
plantation, of 143 acres, while my widow. Son, Nathaniel, the said 
143 acres, after wife's marriage or death. Son, John, McFerson, 60% 
acres, part of the land I bought of Daniel Cox. Son, Samuel McFer- 
son, plantation w^here he lives, of 103 acres, being part I bought of 
said Cox. Son, Zachariah, the south end of plantation where I live, 
of 100 acres, w^hen he is 21. Daughters, Rebecca McFerson, Rachel 
McFerson, Temperance McFerson and Mirum McFerson, money from 
sale of personal estate. The land that I bought of Henry Coats, in 
Sussex Co., of 100 acres, to be sold. Executors — sons, John and 
Samuel. Witnesses — Henry Coate, Uriah Bonham, Rebecca Pritty. 
Proved Sept. 24, 1772. 

1772, Sept. 23. Inventory, £216.13.5, made by Uriah Bonham and 
Thomas McFerson. Lib. 15, p. 469. 

1776, Feb. 20. McGauley, Cornelius, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r 
— George Taylor. Fellowbondsman — John Taylor; both of Middle- 
town, said Co. Witnesses — Phebe Taylor and George Lambert. 

Lib. M, p. 35. 

1771, Oct. 23. McGlll, James, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'x — Esther 
McGill. Fellowbondsman— Robert Helm; both of said Co. 

Lib. K, p. 367. 

17S0, Oct. 7. McGlaughlin, George, of Morris River, Cumberland Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, the plantation called Shaw's I'lace, and 10 
acres of upland, which I bought of Dauson; also the 200 acres which 
my father-in-law gave me, also my right by deed from Jesse Hand 
of Cape May, and others, for Devils Island. Sister, Elizabeth Mc- 
Glaughlin, farm called Bells Place, which I had by widow Mary Smith, 



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of 400 acres. To my wife, Elizabeth, and my sister, Elizabeth, jointly, 
3 places, one of which is a plantation of 156 acres, as per deed from 
John Souder, and lying on Manamuskee Creek, joining lands of 
Thomas Shropshire on the northeast, and Lemuel Edwards on south- 
west; also the plantation where I live, joining on the southeast side 
of Morris River, called the John Shaw place, joining lands of Aaron 
Learning on the east, and Henry Peterson on the west, and contains 
55 acres; also '^ of the grist mill, that I own in partnership with 
Jonas Hoffman, on West Creek, about a mile below Hoffman's saw- 
mill. To James Riggin and Grace Riggins, all the improvement that 
I bought of Ammeriah Lake, where Benjamin Thomson lately lived. 
Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and my sister, Elizabeth McGlaughlin, 
William Peterson (called Shallopinan William), and Doctor Jonathan 
Elmer. Witnesses — Samuel Holenhead, Rebeca Crandol, Lawrence 
Van Hook. Proved Dec. 18, 1780. 

1780, Nov. 1. Inventory, £96,049.13.3, made by Abraham Jones and 
John Souder. 

1782, Dec. 21. Account by Executors. Lib. 22, p. 165; Lib. 25, p. 421. 

1777, March 25. Mcintosh, Joseph, of New Hanover Township, Bur- 
lington Co. Int. Adm'x — Mary Mcintosh. Fellowbondsman — Job 
Rogers; both of said Co. 

1777, March 22. Inventory, £118.8.1, made by John Goldy and Joshua 
Norcross. Lib. 18, p. 143. 

1765, Sept. 28. Mclntyer, John, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
shop keeper; will of. To be buried in the English Presbyterian bury- 
ing-ground in this city. Sister, Jannet Beard, wife of John Beard, 
£400 and my great Bible; also the house and land in said city, which 
I bought of Nicholas Vandike, and, after her death, I give said house 
to my nephew, John Beard, son of my said sister. I also give my 
said nephew the house and lot which I bought of the heirs and 
executors of David Chambers, in said city, and £1,200. Nephew, 
James Beard, son of my said sister, £400. Niece, Catherine Beard, 
daughter of my said nephews, James Beard, £200, and to every other 
one of his children, Tomas, Sarah, John and James, £100, when of age. 
To each of my nephew James Black's children, Catherine, Thomas, 
Sarah, John and James, the interest of £100. To Isabel, the wife of 
my nephew, James Beard, £10. To the English Presbyterian Meeting 
of New Brunswick, £10. Executors — nephews, John and James Beard. 
Witnesses — William Hall, John Dennis, John Grimes. Proved May 
17, 1774. Lib. L, p. 143. 

1772, Sept. 16. Mclvee, John, of Oxford, Sussex Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Ann McKee, provided for. To Ann Clark, now living with me, 
£4. Brother, William McKee, 5 shillings. Nephew, Robert Galaway, 
£1. Nephews, William McCord, John Galaway, Robert Galaway, 
Robert McKee, and my niece, Elizabeth Galaway, the rest. Executors 
— wife, Ann, and Abraham Howey. Witnesses — Thomas Marks, Wil- 
liam Marks, John Howey. Proved March 25, 1773. 

1773, March 25. Renunciation by Abraham Howey. 

1773, March 24. Inventory, £61.1.2, made by Abraham Howey and 
Samuel Oxford. Lib. 16, p. 244. 

1779, Dec. 7. McKinstry, Alexander, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Matthias McKinstry. 

1779, Dec. 7. Inventory, made by Frederick Pickle and John Rose, 
Jr. File No. 515 N. 



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1771, Nov. 15. IVIackleeae, Peter, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r — 
Jarratt Morford, of Monmouth Co., merchant. Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph Hug-g-, of Town and Co. of Gloucester. Lib. 14, p. 413. 

1778, Feb. 12. McKnig^ht, Charles, of Monmouth Co., minister of the 
Gospel. Int. Adm'r — Richard McKnight, gent. Fellowbondsman — 
Theophilus Little, miller; both of Shrewsbury, said Co. Witness — 
Charles Pettit. Lib. 18, p. 627. 

1771, March 12. MoKnig-ht, Samuel, of Stow Creek, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Adm'r — Constant Smith. Fellowbondsman — Enoch Moore; both 
of Greenwich, said Co., yeomen. 

1771, March 13. Inventory, £93.6.9, made by Jonathan Bowen, Jr., 
and Daniel Maskell. Lib. 15, p. 107. 

1777, Sept. 6. McHIurtrle, Robert, of Hardwick, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — George McMurtrie. Fellowbondsman — James Hanna; both of 
said Co. 

1777, May 9. Inventory, £115.5.9, made by Richard Shackleton and 
James Hanna. Lib. 16, p. 518. 

1771, April 9. McQueen, John, of Gloucester Co. "Ward. Son of 
William McQueen, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Saniuel Leake, 
of Deerfield, Cumberland Co. Fellowbondsmen — Randle Morgan, of 
Deptford, Gloucester Co., and Patrick Flaningam, of Greenwich, 
Gloucester Co. Witness — Colin Campbell. 

1777, Sept. 15. Account by Guardian. Lib. 15, p. 105. 

1776, Nov. 2. McQ.ueen, John, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
William McQueen, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Samuel Leake, 
(who is father-in-law of said ward), of Deerfield Township, Cumber- 
land Co. Fellowbondsman — Ephraim Buck, of Cumberland Co. Wit- 
ness — Abigail Datten. Lib. 18, p. 50. 

1771, April !>. McQ,ueen, Rebecca, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Daugh- 
ter of William McQueen, of said Co., deceased. Guardian — Samuel 
Leake, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co. Fellowbondsmen — Randle Mor- 
gan, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., and Patrick Flaningam, of Green- 
wich, Gloucester Co. Witness- — Colin Campbell. 

1777, Sept. 15. Account by Guardian. Lib. 15, p. 105. 

1780, Oct. 11. McQ,uilIoH, James, of Hardyston, Sussex Co. Int. 
Adm'r — George McEowen. Fellowbondsman — William I'erine; both of 
said Co. Witness — John Holmes. Lib. M, p. 88. 

1777, Jan. 6. Madkiff, William, of Fairfield, Cumberland Co. Int. 
Adm'r — Nicholas Vandyke. Fellowbondsman — John Bateman; both of 
said place. Witness — Daniel Dixson. 

1777, Jan. 6. Inventory, £14.5.9, made by John Bateman and Joseph 
Mickell. Lib. 18, p. 598. 

1774, March 16. Magelson, Tadus, of New Babadoes, Bergen Co., 
yeoman; will of. \Vife, Anetia Magelson, all goods and lands during 
her life, and, if she come to want, she may sell the lands to my 2 sons, 
Gaspares and Johanes, and, after her death, the rest of lands for 
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all my children, Gaspares, Johanes, Janece, Annetea, Catrin, and the 
3 children of my son, Macel, deceased. Executor — my wife, Anetea. 
Witnesses — Michael "Van Winckel, Lendert Degreau, John Berry. 
Proved March 31, 1774. 

1774, April 4. Adm'rs — Tadeus Van Eydersteyn and Tadus Johanis 
Van Eydestine, with will annexed. Fellowbondsman — Teunis Van 
Edestyne: all of New Barbadoes, Bergen Co. Witnesses — Peter Za- 
briskie and John Zabriski, Jr. Lib. L, p. 126. 

1779, Feb. 5. Maneh, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r — Jacob Ten Eyk. 
Fellowbondsman — Mathew Ten Eick, farmers; both of said Co. The 
said Manch, was late a negro wench of Jacob Wineknocker, deceased. 
Witnesses — Jacob Ten Eick, Jr., and Cornelius Sedam. Lib. 22, p. 35. 

1771, Jan. 16. Manning, Trustrum, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Johannah Manning, enough goods to keep house with 
in one room, and a cow, and son, Trustrum, is to provide for his 
mother. Son, Joseph, one acre of salt meadow, to be taken off of the 
west end of my 5 acre lot. Son, David, 95 acres of land, to be taken 
off the east end of the plantation, and he is to give to my grandson, 
Enoc Manning, son of my son, Joseph, a cow and 6 sheep when he 
is 21, and to my grandson, John Drake, son of Joseph Drake, a cow 
and 6 sheep when he is 21, and to my granddaughter, Sarah Drake, 
daughter of said Joseph Drake, a cow and 6 sheep, when she is 18. 
Daughter, Sarah Manning, £60. Granddaughter, Lydia Manning, 
daughter of Joseph Manning, £10, when 19. Son, Trustrum, the rest 
of my plantation, and the rest of my salt meadow; but he is to give 
his brother, David, Vz- Son, Andrew, £25. I stand bound for Benja- 
min Manning in an obligation to Edward Antle, late of Piscatawa.y, 
deceased, and, if it come out of my estate, my son, Joseph, is to be 
excepted in paying any of it. Executors — son, David, and friend, 
Isaac Stelle, both of Piscataway. Witnesses — Jonathan F. Randolph, 
Jr., James Fitz Randolph, Jr., John Holtom, Jr.. Proved Feb. 15, 
1779. 

1779, Feb. 10. Inventory, £257.0.9, made by Jonathan F. Randolph, 
Jr., and John Runyon. Lib. 21, p. 84. 

1777, IVov. 26. Maple, Benjamin, of Windsor, Middlesex Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'rs — Sarah Maple, widow, and David Maple, yeoman; both 
of said place. Fellowbondsman — Henry Crusee, of New Brunswick, 
said Co. 

1777, Dec. 1. Inventory, £188.8.8, made by Nathaniel Atchley and 
Robert Davison. 

1779, March 27. Account by David Maple, Adm'r. Cash paid for 
Benjamin Maple, Jr., at sundry times, £117.1.10. 

Lib. 18, p. 623; Lib. 22, p. 70. 

1780, Aug. 10. Marlatt, John, of Mansfield Woodhouse, Sussex Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, Lydia, the farm of 440 acres where I live, to 
give her the income for her, and my eldest daughter, Hannah. Eldest 
son, George, the farm of 245 acres where he lives. Son, John, £30. 
Sons, John, Nathan and Joseph, farm where I live, after death of 
my wife. Daughters, Hannah, Sarah, Lidia, Martha and Ann, my 
goods. Executors — William Krevelin and Garret Rapalje. Wit- 
nesses — Andrew Jarrard, John Mitchel, Fredrick . Proved 

Sept. 20, 1780. 

1780, Sept. 19. Inventory, £220.8.5, made by Newbold Wooston and 
Andrew Jarrard. Lib. 22, p. 154. 



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1778, Sept. 5. Marlett, Abraham, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs— Sarah Marlett, of said Co., and Jacob Ricky, of Somerset 
Co. Fellowbondsman — John Roy, Esq., of Somerset Co. 

1779, March 4. Inventory, £187.6.10, made by Joseph Campbell and 
Jacob Titsworth. Lib. 16, p. 526. 

1778, Sept. 5. Marlett, E^lizabeth, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'rs — Sarah Marlett, of said Co., and Jacob Ricky, of Somer- 
set Co. Fellowbondsman — John Roy, Esq., of Somerset Co. 

1779, March 4. Inventory, £127.0.3, made by Joseph Campbell and 
Jacob Titsworth. Lib. 16, p. 526. 

1777, May 28. Marlett, George, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Grandson, Peter Marlett, 40 shilling's for his birthright. 
Daughter, Mary Marlett, 35 acres of my plantation, so as to take in 
the house. Daug'hter, Jemima Marlett, 35 acres. Son Abraham's 
children, rest of the plantation, which is to be sold and they to have 
the money. My daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Marlett, the use of the 
house and lot where she lives, but, if she marry, then to be sold 
and the money given to said grandchildren, when of age. Daugh- 
ters, Mary and Jemima, my salt meadow. Executors — friends, Jacob 
Boice, Leandred Boice and John Runyon, all of Piscataway. Wit- 
nesses — Elijah Pound, David Pound, John Long, Jr. Proved Feb. 5, 
1779. 

1778, Jan. 14. Inventory, £211, made by Benjamin Runyon and 
Molleson Fitz-Randolph. Lib. 20, p. 408. 

1779, March 30. Marpole, Isaiah, of Gloucester Co. Ward. Son of 
George Marpole, of said Co., deceased. Said Ward has personal and 
real estate, and makes choice of Joseph Clement as his Guardian. 
Guardian — Joseph Clement. Fellowbondsman — Israel Morris; both of 
said Co. Lib. 22, p. 55. 

1779, May 24. Mars, William, of Middlesex Co., farmer. Int. Adm'rs 
— Martha Pangborn and Samuel Pangborn. 

1779, June 24. Account by Adm'rs. Lib. 22, p. 69. 

1772, Aug. 11. Mar»ih, Uenjamin, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Benjamin, 10 acres, to be taken off my 
land, lying the south side of the road, and to bind north by said 
road, west by Daniel Terrill, and south by David Oliver, deceased; 
also all my salt meadow. Son, James, 10 acres of land, joining on 
the north side of said road, and to bind west by the road that goes 
by Abraham Terrill, and north by John Messereau Clark. Eldest 
son, Jabez, all the rest of my lands. Daughter, Sarah, a negro girl 
named Nab. Daughter, Margaret, some cloth. Jabez is to pay £12 
each to my daughters, Margaret, Mary and Phebe, when they are 18. 
The rest of my estate I give to all my children, except Jabez. Sons, 
Benjamin and James, are under 21. Executors — son, Jabez, my 
brother-in-law, Samuel Meeker, and my friend, Abraham Clark. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Shotwell, Jeremiah Clark, John Wood, Jacob Terrill. 

1772, Aug. 13. Codicil. Son, Jabez, is provided for to carry on 
his business, that of weaving. Witnesses — John Wood, Jeremiah 
Clark, Joseph Stevens. Proved Aug. 24, 1772. Lib. K, p. 482. 



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1775, March 8. Marsh, John, of Boroug-h of Elizabeth Town, Essex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, my wench, Phebe, and use of 
my lands. My children shall be brought up on my estate till they 
are 21. Son, Levis, % of my land, and son, John, the other i^. Young- 
est sons, Daniel, Isaac, Henry, Amos and William, £.50 each. Ex- 
ecutors — Henry Marsh and Elisha Dunham. Witnesses — Mephibosheth 
Marsh, Moses Marsh, William Jones. Proved March 13, 1775. 

1775, March 14. Inventory, £273.1.0, made by William Jones and 
Daniel Skinner. Lib. L, p. 341. 

1775, April 18. Marsh, John, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
cordw^ainer; will of. Wife, Damaris, the profits of all my estate. 
Nephews, William Marsh, Jasper Marsh and Edward Marsh, £5 each, 
and to my nephew, John Marsh, £10. Nieces, Sarah Decamp and Phebe 
Marsh, £3 each. Nephew, Noah Marsh, and my kinsmen and friends, 
Robert Clark and Amos Morss, Jr., all my lands, after my wife's 
death. Executors — the said Noah Marsh, Robert Clark and Amos 
Mors, Jr. Witnesses — David Craig, Daniel Houke, Abraham Clark. 
Proved May 6, 1775. Lib. L, p. 403. 

1779, Oct. 30. Marsh, Mephibosheth, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. My moveable estate is to be divided among my wife, 
daughter, Jane Marsh, and the child that my wife is pregnant with. 
Eldest son, Mephibosheth, 20 acres of land, part of my plantation; 
also a salt meadow of 5 acres, in Raway Meadows. Second son, John, 
rest of my plantation, which is 40 acres; also 3 acres of outland, join- 
ing William Jones; also 'iV2 acres of salt meadow, near the mouth 
of Raway River. Son, Benjamin, £133, when 21. My wife to have 
the profits of the land till son John Is 21. Executors — my father- 
in-law, Jacob Brookfield, and Amos Morss, Jr. Witnesses — Jacob 
Marsh, Scot Morris, Joseph D'Camp. Proved Jan. 20, 1780. 

Lib. 21, p. 331. 

1771, Feb. 14. Marsh, Samuel, of Woodbridge Township, Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, £300, the use of the house where I 
live, and the house where John Yeomans lives, the house where Josiah 
Stanbury lives, house where James Haydock lives, and use of Vs 
my barn, till my sons, John and Samuel, are 21, so that she may bring 
up my children. I also give her the use of the land that I will devise 
to my son, John, that is in the Ash Swamp. Son, Joseph, the land 
that joins the land where he lives, and bounded south by his own 
lot, east by Rahway River, north by land I sold to Jacob Thorn, 
and west by the highway; also part of my homestead, and a tract 
of land in Elizabeth Town, opposite land of William Smith, of 41% 
acres, which I bought of Sarah Rolph, and is bounded on the west 
by John Trembley, north by Joseph Shotwell and my son Joseph, 
and east by Lambert DeCamp. I also give him the silver pint cup, 
marked I. S. M. Son, William Marsh, that land in Ash Swamp which 
I bought of Abraham Shotwell, deceased, bounded north by land 
which I will devise to my son John. Son, Peter, land which I bought 
of Sarah Rolph in Elizabeth Town, of 70 acres, 15 of which I have 
given him by deed of gift. Son, John Marsh, the rest of the land 
which I purchased of Abraham Shotwell and Sarah Rolph, in Ash 
Swamp, bounded south by land which I sold to Jacob Thorn, east 
by Rahway River, north by Mordecai Marsh and west by highway; 
also one acre of my homestead. Sons, John and Samuel, my barn 



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^nd cowyard. Son, Samuel, the rest of my homestead; also the lot 
I bought of Jonathan Brooks, of 12 acres, bounded southeast by Amos 
Morss, Jr. Sons, Peter and Samuel, a salt meadow in Elizabeth 
Town, on the south side of Trembley's Neck, of 6 acres. Grandson, 
Samuel, son of my son, Samuel, deceased, £50, when he is 21; also V2 
of 100 acres of land, lying above the First Mountain, drawn in the 
right of my grandfather, Samuel Marsh, deceased; also my rights in 
unlocated lands. Daughter, Sarah, the wife of Hugh Webster, £50. 
Wife, Mary, the use of all the lands herein devised to my sons, John 
and Samuel, till they are of age. Children, Elizabeth Hunt, Mary 
Wey, Anne, Susannah, John and Samuel Marsh, silver spoons. Land 
I bought of Richard Marsh, in Middletown, Monmouth Co., and land 

1 bought of Jonathan Brooks, in Woodbridge Township, of 36 acres, 
to be sold, and, after debts are paid, the rest of money to be given 
to my daughters, Sarah, the wife of Hugh Webster, Elizabeth, the 
wife of Marmaduke Hunt, Mary Wey, Anne and Susannah Marsh. 
E.xecutors — son, Joseph, son-in-law, Hugh Webster and my brother- 
in-law, Abraham Shotwell, to be assistant. Witnesses — Jacob Thorn, 
Joseph Trembly, Joseph DeCamp.